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cistern

a tank for storing water, especially one supplying taps or as part of a flushing toilet.

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clade

a group consisting of an ancestor and all its descendants, a single "branch" on the "tree of life". The ancestor may be an individual, a population or even a species (extinct or extant)

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clavichord

An early keyboard instrument with a soft sound produced by small brass wedges striking horizontal strings.

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claxon

a type of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles

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cloddish

foolish, awkward, or clumsy.

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cocaethylene

The ethyl ester of benzoylecgonine, structurally similar to cocaine, formed in vivo when cocaine and ethyl alcohol have been ingested simultaneously.

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cochlea

The inner ear structure called the cochlea is a snail-shell like structure divided into three fluid-filled parts. Two are canalsfor the transmission of pressure and in the third is the sensitive organ of Corti, which detects pressure impulses and responds with electrical impulses which travel along the auditory nerve to the brain.

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collonnade

a long sequence of columns joined by their entablature, often free-standing, or part of a building. When in front of a building, screening the door (Latin porta), it is called a portico, when enclosing an open court, a peristyle.

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coloratura

a style of singing usually in opera that contains a lot of high notes sung very fast, especially trills and runs.

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compost

a decayed mixture of plants (such as leaves and grass) that is used to improve the soil in a garden.

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compunction

a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad. a pricking of the conscience

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consomme

a type of clear soup made from richly flavored stock or bouillon that has been clarified, a process which uses egg whites to remove fat and sediment

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contrapuntal

composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.——It just dawned on me that my 4 disc anthology of Contrapuntal Music would technically be a Bachs Set

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conurbation

an extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of one or more cities.

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cope

A long ecclesiastical vestment worn over an alb or surplice. 2. A covering resembling a cloak or mantle.

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cordite

Any of a family of smokeless explosive powders consisting chiefly of nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin, and petrolatum thathave been dissolved in acetone, dried, and extruded in cords

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cormorant

relatively short wings due to their need for economical movement underwater, and consequently have the highest flight costs of any bird

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cornpone

of, relating to, or appealing to people who live on farms away from big cities

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cortege

a solemn procession, especially for a funeral. an entourage def

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countermand

revoke (an order

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coxcomb

a vain and conceited man; a dandy.

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cragged

(Of a man’s face) rugged and rough-textured:

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creel

a type of small wicker basket mainly used by anglers to hold fish or other prey

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cri de cuer

cry from the heart—a passionate outcry (as of appeal or protest)

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criollo

comprising the locally born people of pure Spanish ancestry.[1]

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crockery

pots or jars made of baked clay used for cooking

: plates, dishes, and cups used in dining

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crotchet

a perverse or unfounded belief or notion.

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curlicue

a decorative curl or twist in calligraphy or in the design of an object.

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cutlass

a short, broad sabre or slashing sword, with a straight or slightly curved blade sharpened on the cutting edge

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cynosure

a person or thing that attracts a lot of attention or interest.