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solicitude

care or concern for someone or something.

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hyperdulia

veneration of the Virgin Mary as the holiest of creatures

3

sumach

a shrub or small tree of the cashew family, with compound leaves, fruits in conical clusters, and bright autumn colors.

4

dovecote

a shelter with nest holes for domesticated pigeons.

5

campanile

an Italian bell tower, especially a freestanding one.

6

debark

leave a ship or aircraft.

7

schottische

a slow polka.

8

hymnal

A book or collection of church hymns

9

unquiet

anxious, uneasy, not inclined to be quiet or inactive; restless.

10

rotogravure

a sheet or magazine printed by rotogravure, especially the color magazine of a Sunday newspaper.

11

cut-plug

a cake of pressed tobacco used for chewing

12

ipso jure

by operation of law.

13

gorse

a yellow-flowered shrub of the pea family, the leaves of which are modified to form spines, native to western Europe and North Africa.

14

foolscap

a type of inexpensive writing paper, especially legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form

15

caryatid

A supporting column sculptured in the form of a draped female figure.

16

stanchion

an upright bar, post, or frame forming a support or barrier.

17

debonair

(of a man) confident, stylish, and charming.

18

jerome's cave

spent 30 years translating the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin.

19

abash

cause to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed

20

educe

bring out or develop (something latent or potential).

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aseity

the quality or state of being self-derived or self-originated; specifically : the absolute self-sufficiency, independence, and autonomy of God.

22

canalize

convert (a river) into a navigable canal.
convey (something) through a duct or channel.
give a direction or purpose to (something).

23

mortification

great embarrassment and shame.
"they mistook my mortification for an admission of guilt"
2.
the action of subduing one's bodily desires

24

pilaster

a rectangular column, especially one projecting from a wall.

25

groat

any of various medieval European coins, in particular an English silver coin worth four old pence,

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scapular

of or relating to the shoulder or shoulder blade.
noun
1.
a short monastic cloak covering the shoulders.
2.
MEDICINE
a bandage passing over and around the shoulders.

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breviary

a book containing all the daily psalms, hymns, prayers, lessons, etc., necessary for reciting the office

28

licit

not forbidden; lawful.

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monstrance

an open or transparent receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for veneration.

30

colloquy

a gathering for discussion of theological questions.

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ciborium

a receptacle shaped like a shrine or a cup with an arched cover, used in the Christian Church for the reservation of the Eucharist. a canopy over an altar in a church, standing on four pillars.

32

ceiba

a very tall tropical American tree from which kapok is obtained, with lightweight yellowish or pinkish timber. It is pollinated by bats and was held sacred by the Maya.

33

apse

a large semicircular or polygonal recess in a church, arched or with a domed roof, typically at the eastern end, and usually containing the altar.

34

kodachrome

a brand name for a non-substantive, color reversal film introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1935. It was one of the first successful color materials and was used for both cinematography and still photography

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cowl

a large loose hood, especially one forming part of a monk's habit.
a monk's hooded, sleeveless habit.
a cloak with wide sleeves worn by members of Benedictine orders.

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ferial

denoting an ordinary weekday, as opposed to one appointed for a festival or fast.

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stole

a woman's long scarf or shawl, especially fur or similar material, worn loosely over the shoulders.
of a strip of fabric used as an ecclesiastical vestment, worn over the shoulders and hanging down to the knee or below.

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antiphon

a short sentence sung or recited before or after a psalm or canticle.

39

mattock

an agricultural tool shaped like a pickax, with an adze and a chisel edge as the ends of the head.

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novena

a form of worship consisting of special prayers or services on nine successive days

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kerbstone

a long, narrow stone or concrete block, laid end to end with others to form a curb.

42

neumes

(in plainsong) a note or group of notes to be sung to a single syllable.
a sign indicating this.

43

bursar

a person who manages the financial affairs of a college or university.

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introit

a psalm or antiphon sung or said while the priest approaches the altar for the Eucharist.

45

raffish

unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner.

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frustulum

a light breakfast allowed on fast days in the Roman Catholic Church

47

crozier

a hooked staff carried by a bishop as a symbol of pastoral office.
the curled top of a young fern.

48

anorectic

Also, anorectous. having no appetite.
2.
causing a loss of appetite.

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sumac

a shrub or small tree of the cashew family, with compound leaves, fruits in conical clusters, and bright autumn colors.

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jacaranda

any of various tropical trees belonging to the genus Jacaranda, of the catalpa family, having showy clusters of usually purplish flowers.

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kriya

work with the body and the mind simultaneously.

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rueful

expressing sorrow or regret, especially when in a slightly humorous way.

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loevered

a window blind or shutter with horizontal slats that are angled to admit light and air, but to keep out rain, direct sunshine, and noise. The angle of the slats may be adjustable, usually in blinds and windows, or fixed.

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emissary

a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.

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chivvy

tell (someone) repeatedly to do something.

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virilocal

living with or located near the husband's father's group; patrilocal.

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motility

the ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process.

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affine

of, relating to, or being a transformation (as a translation, a rotation, or a uniform stretching) that carries straight lines into straight lines and parallel lines into parallel lines but may alter distance between points and angles between lines

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fricasee

a dish of stewed or fried pieces of meat served in a thick white sauce.

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prestidigitation

magic tricks performed as entertainment.

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avunculocal

located at or centered around the residence of the husband's maternal uncle. 2. : belonging to a maternal uncle — compare matrilocal, patrilocal, neolocal

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catalytic

The action of a catalyst, especially an increase in the rate of a chemical reaction.

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exogamic

marriage outside a specific tribe or similar social unit.

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winkle

a small herbivorous shore-dwelling mollusk with a spiral shell.
verbBRITISH
1.
extract or obtain something with difficulty.

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armature

the rotating coil or coils of a dynamo or electric motor.
2.
a metal framework on which a sculpture is molded with clay or similar material.

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isomorphism

a one-to-one correspondence between two mathematical sets

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refract

of an object or substance : to make (light) change direction when it goes through at an angle

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charivari

a cacophonous mock serenade, typically performed by a group of people in derision of an unpopular person or in celebration of a marriage.

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bower

a pleasant shady place under trees or climbing plants in a garden or wood.

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miscegenation

the interbreeding of people considered to be of different racial types.

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eponym

a person, real or imaginary, from whom something, as a tribe, nation, or place, takes or is said to take its name: Brut, the supposed grandson of Aeneas, is the eponym of the Britons. a word based on or derived from a person's name. any ancient official whose name was used to designate his year of office.

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alterity

the state of being other or different; otherness.

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sideslip

an act of travelling down a slope or wave in a direction not in line with one's skis or board:

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dugong

an aquatic mammal found on the coasts of the Indian Ocean from eastern Africa to northern Australia. It is distinguished from the manatees by its forked tail.

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phylogenetic

The evolutionary branching process may be depicted as a phylogenetic tree, and the place of each of the various organisms on the tree is based on a hypothesis about the sequence in which evolutionary branching events occurred.

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entre'act

"between the acts"

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res gestae

"things done") is a term found in substantive and procedural American jurisprudence and English law. In American substantive law, it refers to the start-to-end period of a felony. In American procedural law, it refers to an exception to the hearsay rule for statements made spontaneously or as part of an act.

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port cochere

a passageway through a building or screen wall designed to let vehicles pass from the street to an interior courtyard
2
: a roofed structure extending from the entrance of a building over an adjacent driveway and sheltering those getting in or out of vehicles

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beech

a kind of tree that has smooth gray bark and small nuts

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privet

a shrub of the olive family, with small white, heavily scented flowers and poisonous black berries.

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lintel

a structural horizontal block that spans the space or opening between two vertical supports. In classical western construction methods, defining lintel by its Merriam-Webster definition, a lintel is a load-bearing member and is placed over an entranceway.

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rheumy

(especially of the eyes) full of rheum; watery.

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retrousse

(of a person's nose) turned up at the tip, especially in an attractive way.

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gantlet

go through an intimidating or dangerous crowd, place, or experience in order to reach a goal.

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woodbine

any of several honeysuckles; especially : a Eurasian twining shrub (Lonicera periclymenum) 2. : virginia creeper

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gondolier's hat

The hat is made of woven straw

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espalier

a fruit tree or ornamental shrub whose branches are trained to grow flat against a wall, supported on a lattice or a framework of stakes.

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cobalt

a silver-white metallic element with a faint pinkish tinge, occurring in compounds whose silicates afford important blue coloring substances for ceramics

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hornpipe

a lively dance associated with sailors, typically performed by one person.

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tremolant

having a tremulous or vibrating tone, as certain pipes of an organ

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paradiddle

one of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of four even strokes played in the order left-right-left-left or right-left-right-right.

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casement

a window or part of a window set on a hinge so that it opens like a door.

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debenture

bonds that are not secured by specific property or collateral. Instead, they are backed by the full faith and credit of the issuer, and bondholders have a general claim on assets that are not pledged to other debt.

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blucher

strong leather half-boots or high shoes.

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roque

A form of croquet played on a hard court surrounded by a bank.

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cochere

coach gate or carriage porch is a porch- or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building through which a horse and carriage (or motor vehicle) can pass in order for the occupants to alight under cover, protected from the weather.

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contralto

the lowest female singing voice.

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peristaltic

The wavelike muscular contractions of the digestive tract or other tubular structures by which contents are forced onward toward the opening.

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culvert

a tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road or railroad.

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el modakheli

(the fitter-in)

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jungle rot

any cutaneous disease or condition caused or induced by a tropical climate.

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mordent

a melodic embellishment consisting of a rapid alternation of a principal tone with the tone a half or a whole step below it,

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nulliparous

being a female that has not borne offspring.

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kippers

a male salmon in the spawning season.
verb
cure (a herring or other fish) by splitting it open and salting and drying it in the open air or in smoke.

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creche

a model or tableau representing the scene of Jesus Christ's birth, displayed in homes or public places at Christmas.

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colophon

a publisher's emblem or imprint, especially one on the title page or spine of a book.
historical
a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing.

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irrefragable

not able to be refuted or disproved; indisputable.

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eland

a spiral-horned African antelope that lives in open woodland and grassland. It is the largest of the antelopes.

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plectrum

a thin flat piece of plastic, tortoiseshell, or other slightly flexible material held by or worn on the fingers and used to pluck the strings of a musical instrument such as a guitar.

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kettledrum

a drum consisting of a hollow hemisphere of brass, copper, or fiberglass over which is stretched a skin, the tension of which can be modified by hand screws or foot pedals to vary the pitch

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palmitate

The word "napalm" is derived from the words naphthenic acid and palmitic acid.

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newel

the central supporting pillar of a spiral or winding staircase.
a post at the head or foot of a flight of stairs, supporting a handrail.

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trunk line

a main line of a railroad, telephone system, or other network.

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laocoon

a Trojan priest killed with his sons by two sea serpents after warning the Trojans against the wooden horse

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maximal

being an upper limit : highest. 2. : most comprehensive : complete.

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corfu

an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its rich culture reflects years spent under Italian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Beaches range from the fine sand and shallow waters of Ayios Georgios to the water sports and party atmosphere at Cavos.

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el hidouli

The man
brings the woman's hands and feet together in the direc-
tion of her neck, so that her vulva is standing out like a
dome, and then raises her up by means of a pulley which
is fixed in the ceiling. Then he stretches himself out
below her, holding in his hand the other end of the
cord, by means of which he can lower her down upon
himself, and so is able to penetrate into her. He thus
causes her alternately to rise and descend upon his tool
until the ejaculation takes place.

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slough

The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or an amphibian. Verb To shed an outer layer of skin.

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diffuse

spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.

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antinomy

opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another.
2.
Philosophy. a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning.

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plenum

the state or a space in which a gas, usually air, is contained at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure.

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solenoid

a cylindrical coil of wire acting as a magnet when carrying electric current.

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ammeter

an instrument for measuring electric current in amperes.

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diode

a semiconductor device with two terminals, typically allowing the flow of current in one direction only.

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bus

a transmission path on which signals are dropped off or picked up at every device attached to the line.

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phenolic

any of the class of thermosetting resins formed by the condensation of phenol, or of a phenol derivative, with an aldehyde, especially formaldehyde: used chiefly in the manufacture of paints and plastics and as adhesives for sandpaper and plywood.

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impedance

the total opposition to alternating current by an electric circuit, equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the resistance and reactance of the circuit and usually expressed in ohms. Symbol: Z.
2.
Also called mechanical impedance. Physics. the ratio of the force on a system undergoing simple harmonic motion to the velocity of the particles in the system.

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stator

the stationary part of a rotary machine or device, esp of a motor or generator. a system of nonrotating radially arranged parts within a rotating assembly

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agglomerate

collect or form into a mass or group.

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dowel

a pin, usually round, fitting into holes in two adjacent pieces to prevent their slipping or to align them.
2.
a piece of wood driven into a hole drilled in a masonry wall to receive nails, as for fastening woodwork.

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catellated

having battlements like a castle // (of a nut or other mechanical part) having grooves or slots on its upper face

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cambered

A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski. b. The condition of having an arched surface

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effluent

liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea.

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bushing

a metal lining for a round hole, especially one in which an axle revolves.
2.
a sleeve that and protects an electric cable where it passes through a panel.

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cutlass bearing

a rubber-lined composite or brass bearing through which the propeller shaft turns, and as such, is the final component in the drivetrain forward of the prop

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chandlerie

a place where candles are kept. 2. : the business or shop of a chandler.

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bung

a stopper for closing a hole in a container.

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impeller

the rotating part of a centrifugal pump, compressor, or other machine designed to move a fluid by rotation.
a rotating device turned by the flow of water past a ship's hull, used to measure speed or distance traveled.

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spline

a rectangular key fitting into grooves in the hub and shaft of a wheel, especially one formed integrally with the shaft that allows movement of the wheel on the shaft.

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circlip

A metal ring sprung into a slot or groove in a bar to hold something in place.

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gasket

a shaped piece or ring of rubber or other material sealing the junction between two surfaces in an engine or other device.

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gunwale

the upper edge of the side of a boat or ship.

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gudgeon

A small freshwater cyprinid fish (Gobio gobio), often used for bait.

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pintle

The pin on which a rudder turns.

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cotter pin

a metal pin used to fasten two parts of a mechanism together.

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halyard

a rope used for raising and lowering a sail, spar, flag, or yard on a sailing ship.

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wormcycle

The larval forms are encapsulated as a small cystic structure within the infected host. Humans typically become infected when they eat improperly cooked Trichinella infected pork or other meat. When a human eats the infected meat, the larvae are released from the nurse cell (due to stomach pH) and migrate to the intestine, where they burrow into the intestinal mucosa, mature, and reproduce.[2] Juveniles within nurse cells have an anaerobic or facultative anaerobic metabolism, but when they become activated, they adopt an aerobic metabolism characteristics of the adult.[1]

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rudderstock

the vertical member at the forward edge of a rudder, hinged at the sternpost and attached to the helm or steering gear.

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hydraulic

denoting, relating to, or operated by a liquid moving in a confined space under pressure.

150

fluxgate compass

a simple electromagnetic device that employs two or more small coils of wire around a core of highly permeable magnetic material, to directly sense the direction of the horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field.

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quadrant

each of four quarters of a circle.
each of four parts of a plane, sphere, space, or body divided by two lines or planes at right angles.
"the right upper quadrant of the kidney"
historical
an instrument used for taking angular measurements of altitude in astronomy and navigation, typically consisting of a graduated quarter circle and a sighting mechanism.

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pawl

a pivoted bar adapted to engage with the teeth of a ratchet wheel or the like so as to prevent movement or to impart motion.

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collett

a segmented band or sleeve put around a shaft or spindle and tightened so as to grip it.
2.
a flange or socket for setting a gem in jewelry.

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hydrofoil

a boat whose hull is fitted underneath with shaped vanes (foils) that lift the hull clear of the water to increase the boat's speed.

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cavitation

the formation of an empty space within a solid object or body.
the formation of bubbles in a liquid, typically by the movement of a propeller through it.

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induced drag

an aerodynamic drag force that occurs whenever a moving object redirects the airflow coming at it.

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bollard

a short, thick post on the deck of a ship or on a wharf, to which a ship's rope may be secured.

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oscilloscope

a device for viewing oscillations, as of electrical voltage or current, by a display on the screen of a cathode ray tube.

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athwartships

Lying across the ship from side to side;

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nacelle

a streamlined housing or tank for something on the outside of an aircraft or motor vehicle.
the outer casing of an aircraft engine.

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styrene

an unsaturated liquid hydrocarbon obtained as a petroleum byproduct. It is easily polymerized and is used to make plastics and resins.

162

scamping

do (something) in a perfunctory or inadequate way.

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pianoforte

The full name of the piano, the common musical instrument with a board of black and white keys, eighty-eight in all. The keys operate hammers that strike wires. Pianoforte is Italian for “soft-loud”; i

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casus belli

an act or situation provoking or justifying war.

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flack

a publicity agent.

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hosanna

an expression of adoration, praise, or joy.

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joculator

a wandering entertainer of medieval Europe who for hire practiced the arts of minstrelsy, narration, dancing, juggling, and mime

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adamantine

unbreakable

169

peremptory

not open to appeal or challenge // (especially of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.

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naphtha

a general term that has been used for over two thousand years to refer to flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures

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footboy

a boy employed as a servant.

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sphagnum

a plant of a genus that comprises the peat mosses.

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menstruum

a liquid that dissolves a solid;

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azote

(nitrogen) a colorless, odorless, gaseous element that constitutes about four-fifths of the volume of the atmosphere and is present in combined form in animal and vegetable tissues, esp. in proteins

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potash

any of various mined and manufactured salts that contain potassium in water-soluble form.[1] The name derives from "pot ash", which refers to plant ashes soaked in water in a pot, the primary means of manufacturing the product before the industrial era. The word "potassium" is derived from potash

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friable

: easily broken into smaller pieces

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counterpoise

To oppose with an equal weight; counterbalance.

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chancery

A court of public record; an office of archives.

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caoutchoic

a highly elastic solid substance, light cream or dark amber in color, polymerized by the drying and coagulation of the latex or milky juice of rubber trees and plants, esp. of the Hevea and Ficus species.

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gutta-percha

a tough plastic substance from the latex of several Malaysian trees (genera Payena and Palaquium) of the sapodilla family that resembles rubber

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silex

any of various forms of ground stone. In modern contexts the word refers to a finely ground, nearly pure form of silica or silicate.

In the late 16th century, it meant powdered or ground up "flints"

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festal

of, like, or relating to a celebration or festival.

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scribatio

trenching around trees

184

fulgid

shining brightly : glittering

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spermatic

Of, relating to, or resembling sperm

186

subaltern

lower in rank; subordinate:

187

pate

the top of a person's head

188

pelisse

a woman's cloak with armholes or sleeves, reaching to the ankles.

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analogous

(of structures) performing a similar function but having a different evolutionary origin, such as the wings of insects and birds.

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pelf

money or wealth, especially when regarded with contempt or acquired by reprehensible means

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buckram

A coarse cotton or linen fabric heavily sized with glue, used for stiffening garments and in bookbinding

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prussic acid

a highly poisonous acidic solution of hydrogen cyanide in water.

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integuement

a tough outer protective layer, especially that of an animal or plant.

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siting

fix or build (something) in a particular place.

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shattercane

a summer annual grass descended from wild and cultivated sorghum varieties; it is commonly called “sorghum” in some circles

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creeping charlie

a perennial, evergreen creeper that loves moist, shady areas.

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muscadine

A woody vine (Vitis rotundifolia) of the southeast United States, bearing a thick-skinned musky grape used to make juice and wine. Also called scuppernong

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vetch

a plant that has small flowers and is used to feed farm animals.

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sawbrier

a climbing plant, Smilax Havanensis, having prickles on the midrib and margin of many of its leaves

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eclat

brilliant display // social distinction or conspicuous success.

201

keened

wail in grief for a dead person; sing a keen.
make an eerie wailing sound.

202

bandolier

a shoulder-belt with loops or pockets for cartridges.

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lemnsicate

a plane curve with a characteristic figure-8 shape, consisting of two loops that meet at a central point as shown below.

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squib

a small firework that burns with a hissing sound before exploding.
1.
FOOTBALL
kick (the ball) a comparatively short distance on a kickoff; execute (a kick) in this way.
2.
archaic
utter, write, or publish a satirical or sarcastic attack

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barrette

a typically bar-shaped clip or ornament for the hair.

206

creel

a wicker basket for carrying fish.
2.
a rack holding bobbins or spools for spinning.

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rodential

characteristic of a rodent

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calliope

a keyboard instrument resembling an organ but with the notes produced by steam whistles, used chiefly on showboats and in traveling fairs.

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peen

the end of a hammer head opposite the face, typically wedge-shaped, curved, or spherical.

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fluctuant

movable and compressible—used of abnormal body structures (as some abscesses or tumors

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blancmange

a sweet dessert commonly made with milk or cream and sugar thickened with gelatin, cornstarch or Irish moss, and often flavored with almonds. It is usually set in a mould and served cold

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ingress

a place or means of access; an entrance.
the arrival of the sun, the moon, or a planet in a specified constellation or part of the sky.

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glyph

a hieroglyphic character or symbol; a pictograph.
"flanges painted with esoteric glyphs"
2.
ARCHITECTURE
an ornamental carved groove or channel, as on a Greek frieze.

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stridulation

the act of producing sound by rubbing together certain body parts. This behavior is mostly associated with insects, but other animals are known to do this as well, such as a number of species of fish, snakes and spiders.

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anfractious

full of windings and turnings // sinuous or circuitous.

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agnate

a person descended from the same male ancestor as another specified or implied person, especially through the male line.

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creosote

A yellow or brown oily liquid obtained from coal tar and used as a wood preservative and disinfectant.

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borax

a white powder used to make glass and cleaning products.

219

hollerinth card

piece of stiff paper that contained either commands for controlling automated machinery or data for data processing applications. Both commands and data were represented by the presence or absence of holes in predefined positions.

220

carrel

a small cubicle with a desk for the use of a reader or student in a library.
historical
a small enclosure or study in a cloister.

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sebum

an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands

222

dungarees

work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim

223

formication

a tactile hallucination involving the belief that something is crawling on the body or under the skin

224

involuted

complicated; abstruse.

225

parochial

of or relating to a church parish.

having a limited or narrow outlook or scope.

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catechism

a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.
a series of fixed questions, answers, or precepts used for instruction in other situations.

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ablated

to remove or destroy especially by cutting, abrading, or evaporating

228

swivet

a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter

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thanatoid

resembling death : deathly.

230

hasp

a slotted hinged metal plate that forms part of a fastening for a door or lid and is fitted over a metal loop and secured by a pin or padlock.

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croup

inflammation of the larynx and trachea in children, associated with infection and causing breathing difficulties.

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pinafore

a sleeveless apronlike garment worn over a child's dress.
a collarless sleeveless dress, tied or buttoned in the back and typically worn as a jumper, over a blouse or sweater.

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swart

dirty, dark, black german for black

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slubbed

A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.

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stitch-mouthed

jumbled, inarticulate, nervous

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strobe

flash intermittently.

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worsted

firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc

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joist

a length of timber or steel supporting part of the structure of a building, typically arranged in parallel series to support a floor or ceiling.

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lalation

the incorrect pronounciation of the letter "r" so that it sounds like an "l"
baby-talk or gibberish

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handsbreadth

any of various units of length varying from about 21⁄2 to 4 inches based on the breadth of a hand

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ruddled

to color with or as if with red ocher

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pyrite

A brass-colored mineral, FeS2, occurring widely and used as an iron ore and in producing sulfur dioxide for sulfuric acid. Also called fool's gold,

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reedy

(of a voice, sound, or instrument) high and thin in tone. // (of water or land) full of or edged with reeds.

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bay

a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

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parachyma

the essential or functional elements of an organ, as distinguished from its framework, which is called the stroma.

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banausic

not operating on a refined or elevated level; mundane. // relating to technical work.

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spindled

impale (a piece of paper) on a metal spindle for temporary filing purposes.

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habitue

a resident of or frequent visitor to a particular place.

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temblor

an earthquake.

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agonist

a substance that initiates a physiological response when combined with a receptor.
// a muscle whose contraction moves a part of the body directly.

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bellerophin

a Corinthian hero who, mounted on Pegasus, killed the Chimera

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chenille

a tufted velvety cord or yarn, used for trimming furniture and making carpets and clothing.

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peplum

a short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman's jacket, dress, or blouse to create a hanging frill or flounce.

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scintilllance

shininess, brilliance, brightness, quality of glimmering

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doughtiness

marked by fearless resolution : valiant

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perdurance

To last permanently; endure

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wormball

earthworms gathering in clumped "herds" in the middle of a road looked like someone had dumped spaghetti

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rheostat

an electrical instrument used to control a current by varying the resistance.

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impetigo

a contagious skin infection that usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area.

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baize

a coarse, feltlike, woolen material that is typically green, used for covering billiard and card tables and for aprons.

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virid

vividly green : verdant.

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celadon

a willow-green color.
"paneling painted in celadon green"
a gray-green glaze used on pottery, especially that from China.
pottery made with celadon glaze.

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ozymantian

The poem tells the story of a traveller who has seen an ancient monument in the desert. The giant legs are all that remains standing of what was once a statue of a king — “Ozymandias, King of Kings” — and there is no sign of the civilization he once ruled, although the inscription on the pedestal indicates that the stone king once surveyed great enough works to drive terror into the hearts of his enemies. The mighty one has literally fallen, and so has everything he accomplished.

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recto

a right-hand page of an open book, or the front of a loose document.

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coupe de zero

zero stroke

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homburg

a formal felt hat characterized by a single dent running down the center of the crown (called a "gutter crown"), a stiff brim shaped in a "kettle curl" and a bound edge trim.

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saurian

of or like a lizard. // any large reptile, especially a dinosaur or other extinct form.

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kohl

a black powder, usually antimony sulfide or lead sulfide, used as eye makeup especially in Eastern countries.

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irruption

a breaking or bursting in; a violent incursion or invasion. Ecology. a sudden increase in an animal population.

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simpering

smile or gesture in an affectedly coquettish, coy, or ingratiating manner.

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scuzzy

dirty, shabby, or foul in condition or character

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eremia

"an idol," an image to represent a false god

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mahout

a person who works with, rides, and tends an elephant.

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baculiform

having the shape of a rod; rod-shaped

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inedia

the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food. Breatharians claim that food, and in some cases water, are not necessary for survival, and that humans can be sustained solely by prana, the vital life force in Hinduism.

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algesia

the Greek word algesis, is the sensitivity to pain. The term is sometimes used to refer to hyperalgesia (an extreme sensitivity). Analgesics, most commonly known as painkillers, are used to reduce the feeling of pain. This medical symptom article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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neotenors

The retention of juvenile characteristics in the adults of a species, as among certain amphibians. Also called pedomorphism, pedomorphosis.
2. The attainment of sexual maturity and subsequent reproduction by an organism still in its larval stage.

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high-band

relating to or denoting an audio or video system using a relatively high carrier frequency, which allows more bandwidth for the signal.

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systolic

The blood pressure when the heart is contracting. It is specifically the maximum arterial pressure during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart. The time at which ventricular contraction occurs is called systole.

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defilade

the protection of a position, vehicle, or troops against enemy observation or gunfire.
verb
1.
protect (a position, vehicle, or troops) against enemy observation or gunfire.

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bruit

spread (a report or rumor) widely.

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hypoxic

a deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues of the body.

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mere

that is solely or no more or better than what is specified.

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bracken

a tall fern with coarse lobed fronds that occurs worldwide and can cover large areas.

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razzmatazz

another term for razzle-dazzle.

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rimes

cover (an object) with hoarfrost.

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temeno

a temple enclosure or court in ancient Greece : a sacred precinct.

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larder

a room or large cupboard for storing food.

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phyletic

of or relating to evolutionary change in a single line of descent without branching.

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tunicate

a marine invertebrate of a group that includes the sea squirts and salps. They have a rubbery or hard outer coat and two siphons to draw water into and out of the body.

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calcareous

limestone // containing calcium carbonate; chalky.

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littoral

of, relating to, or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake.

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purse-seirer

a large wall of netting deployed around an entire area or school of fish. The seine has floats along the top line with a lead line threaded through rings along the bottom. Once a school of fish is located, a skiff encircles the school with the net.

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nembutal

Relieve tension, anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Also helps you relax before having surgery or a medical procedure. Also treats epilepsy and other seizures. This medicine is a barbiturate.

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buteskin picrate

burn cream

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dehescience

the spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents

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paloloworm

an annelid sea worm of the Eunicidae family that inhabit tropical and temperate ocean waters worldwide. Their unique spawning behavior first attracted attention in the South Pacific, particularly Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and other Polynesian islands, where swarms of headless palolo worms, of the species Eunice viridis, are taken for food during their annual risings. During a spawn, the rear end of the worm breaks off and undulates to the surface, releasing eggs and sperm in a milky, gelatinous soup. The head end remains attached to its burrow at the ocean floor.

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chiton

a long woolen tunic worn in ancient Greece.
2.
a marine mollusk that has an oval flattened body with a shell of overlapping plates.

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peristalsis

the involuntary constriction and relaxation of the muscles of the intestine or another canal, creating wavelike movements that push the contents of the canal forward.

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mangrove

a tree or shrub that grows in chiefly tropical coastal swamps that are flooded at high tide. Mangroves typically have numerous tangled roots above ground and form dense thickets.

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cormorant

a large diving bird with a long neck, long hooked bill, short legs, and mainly dark plumage. It typically breeds on coastal cliffs and is noted for its voracious appetite.

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limpet

a type of ocean animal that has a shell and that is able to attach itself to things (such as rocks) very tightly

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gorgonian

Any of various colonial corals of the order Gorgonacea (or Alcyonacea), having a usually branched skeleton of horny material and polyps with eight tentacles, and including the sea fans, sea feathers, and red corals.

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bryozoa

a small phylum of aquatic animals that reproduce by budding, that usually form branching, flat, or mosslike colonies permanently attached on stones or seaweeds and enclosed by an external cuticle soft and gelatinous or rigid and chitinous or calcareous, and that consist of complex zooids each having an alimentary canal with distinct mouth and anus surrounded by a true coelom and associated with a protrusible lophophore

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murex

any marine gastropod of the genus Murex, common in tropical seas, certain species of which yield the royal purple dye valued by the ancients.
2.
a shell used as a trumpet, as in representations of Tritons in art.
3.
purplish red.

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annelid

also known as the ringed worms or segmented worms, are a large phylum, with over 17,000 extant species including ragworms, earthworms, and leeches

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cloisonne

a species of plant that has adapted to survive in an environment with little liquid water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps or the Arctic.

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anastomising

the reconnection of two streams that previously branched out, such as blood vessels or leaf veins.

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tensor

A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.

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xerophytic

a species of plant that has adapted to survive in an environment with little liquid water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps or the Arctic.

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gar

any of various fishes that have an elongate body resembling that of a pike and long narrow jaws: as. a : needlefish 1. b : any of several predaceous North American freshwater bony fishes

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retractile

capable of being drawn back or in, as the head of a tortoise; exhibiting the power of retraction. (testicles)

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plumularian

growing in plumelike forms.

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terebellum

a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.[

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mysid

Any of various small, shrimplike, chiefly marine crustaceans of the order Mysida, the females of which carry their eggs in a pouch beneath the thorax

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pelagic

of or relating to the open sea.

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epizootic

of, relating to, or denoting a disease that is temporarily prevalent and widespread in an animal population.

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desideratum

something that is needed or wanted.

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muscarine

a deadly alkaloid from various mushrooms, e.g., Amanita muscaria (the fly agaric), and also from rotten fish

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ophidian

Of, relating to, or resembling a snake or the snakes

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holothurian

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide

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jinni

a supernatural spirit below the level of angels and devils. Ghūl (treacherous spirits of changing shape), ʿifrīt (diabolic, evil spirits), and siʿlā (treacherous spirits of invariable form) constitute classes of jinn. Jinn are beings of flame or air who are capable of assuming human or animal form and are said to dwell in all conceivable inanimate objects—stones, trees, ruins—underneath the earth, in the air, and in fire. They possess the bodily needs of human beings and can even be killed, but they are free from all physical restraints. Jinn delight in punishing humans for any harm done them, intentionally or unintentionally, and are said to be responsible for many diseases and all kinds of accidents; however, those human beings knowing the proper magical procedure can exploit the jinn to their advantage.

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cantharide

The Spanish fly is an emerald-green beetle in the family Meloidae, Lytta vesicatoria. Other species of blister beetles used by apothecaries are often called Spanish fly.

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maidenhair

any of several green seaweeds:

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aniline

it possesses the odor of rotten fish. It ignites readily, burning with a smoky flame characteristic of aromatic compounds.

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bacilli

a taxonomic class of bacteria

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phthistic

a progressively wasting or consumptive condition; especially : pulmonary tuberculosis

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bunodid

large and variously colored fish species

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isotherm

a line on a map or chart of the earth's surface connecting points having the same temperature at a given time or the same mean temperature for a given period

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hache

finely chopped

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adductor

A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, an arm, or a toe, inward toward the median axis of the body or of an extremity

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formalin

used as an embalming fluid and for the preservation of animal specimens and tissue samples. It is also used, generally in a much more dilute form, as a disinfectant, and anti-bacterial wash and in aquariums for treating parasite infections in fish. The disinfectant properties of the solution are due to the presence of formaldehyde, which also gives it a pungent, irritating smell.

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verrucose

studded with wartlike protuberances or elevations

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turreted

having whorls in the form of a long or towering spiral, as certain shells

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zonation

the distribution of plants or animals into specific zones according to such parameters as altitude or depth, each characterized by its dominant species.

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pulmonate

having lungs or lunglike organs.

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hygmscopic

the ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. This is achieved through either absorption or adsorption with the absorbing or adsorbing substance becoming physically changed somewhat.

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cap-a-pie

from head to foot

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thigmotropism

a movement in which a plant moves or grows in response to touch or contact stimuli. The prefix thigmo- comes from the Greek for "touch" (θιγμός). Usually thigmotropism occurs when plants grow around a surface, such as a wall, pot, or trellis.

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commensal

living with, on, or in another, without injury to either.
3.
Sociology. (of a person or group) not competing while residing in or occupying the same area as another individual or group having independent or different values or customs.

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nudibranch

Nudibranch molluscs are the most commonly cited examples of aposematism in marine ecosystems. Nudibranchs use a variety of chemical defenses to aid in protection, but it is not necessary for the strategy to be lethal to be effective; in fact there are good arguments that chemical defenses should evolve to be distasteful rather than toxic

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amphioxus

comprise some 32 species of fish-like marine chordates in the order Amphioxiformes, with a global distribution in shallow temperate and tropical seas, usually found half-buried in sand

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probscis

the nose of a mammal, especially when it is long and mobile, such as the trunk of an elephant or the snout of a tapir.
ENTOMOLOGY
(in many insects) an elongated sucking mouthpart that is typically tubular and flexible.
ZOOLOGY
(in some worms) an extensible tubular sucking organ.

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coition

tthe act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur. carnal knowledge

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gimcrack

flimsy or poorly made but deceptively attractive.

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prognathous

having the jaws projecting beyond the upper part of the face.

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katabatic

Relating to wind currents that blow down a gradient, especially down the slopes of a mountain or glacier. When air comes in contact with the cool surface of a glacier or the upper regions of a mountain or slope, the air cools, becomes dense, and blows downward.

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williwaw

a sudden violent squall blowing offshore from a mountainous coast.

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riprap

loose stone used to form a foundation for a breakwater or other structure.

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occulting

(of a celestial body) conceal (an apparently smaller body) from view by passing or being in front of it.

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isophase

alternates eclipses and flashes of exactly equal duration.

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isogonic

exhibiting equivalent relative growth of parts such that size relations remain constant.

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abeam

on a line at right angles to a ship's or an aircraft's length. opposite the middle of (a ship or aircraft).

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pitchpole

be overturned so that its stern pitches forward over its bow.

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hockle

to have the yarns spread and kinked through twisting in use.
noun
2.
the spreading and kinking of the yarns in a rope strand.

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belay

to attach (a rope) to something so that it is secure : to attach a secure rope to (a person) for safety

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hobbyhorsing

Hobbyhorsing is the tendency of a boat to pitch back and forth like a rocking or "hobby" horse. That is to say, to roll forward toward the bow along the longitudinal axis, then back toward the stern, repeating, with the horizontal axis as the pivot point. If "hobbyhorse" doesn't quite conjure the right image, think "seesaw".

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scupper

a hole in a ship's side to carry water overboard from the deck.
an outlet in the side of a building for draining water.

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sanction

a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.

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anamnesis

recollection, in particular. the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence (often used with reference to Platonic philosophy).

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curative

able to cure something, typically disease.

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klexographic

explores the art of making images from inkblots.

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parlous

full of danger or uncertainty; precarious.

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adiposity

fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat. animal fat stored in the fatty tissue of the body

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medicament

a substance used for medical treatment.

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seitan

a high-protein vegetarian food made from cooked wheat gluten.

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shim

a washer or thin strip of material used to align parts, make them fit, or reduce wear.
verb
1.
wedge (something) or fill up (a space) with a shim.

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suzerainty

a superior feudal lord to whom fealty is due : overlord. 2. : a dominant state controlling the foreign relations of a vassal state but allowing it sovereign authority in its internal affairs.

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spangly

covered with or resembling spangles : glittering.

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mishigas

craziness

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adze

a tool similar to an ax with an arched blade at right angles to the handle, used for cutting or shaping large pieces of wood.

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dyestuff

a substance that yields a dye or that can be used as a dye, especially when in solution.

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phelbitis

inflammation of the walls of a vein.

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aspidistra

an easy house plant, although it grows slowly it is a popular plant that is easy to care for

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blottered

a piece of blotting paper used to absorb ink, to protect a desk top, etc. // A small, square piece of absorbant paper usually containing one hit of LSD. Usually chewed and swallowed. Let's buy a sheet of blotter.

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fondant

k paste made of sugar and water and often flavored or colored, used in the making of candy and the icing and decoration of cakes.

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noumena

(in Kantian philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, as distinct from a thing as it is knowable by the senses through phenomenal attributes.

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pram

a ​vehicle for ​moving a ​baby around that consists of a ​small ​bed ​supported by a ​frame on four ​wheels:

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persimmon

an edible fruit that resembles a large tomato and has very sweet flesh.

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phlox

a North American plant that typically has dense clusters of colorful scented flowers, widely grown as a rock-garden or border plant.

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sebborheic

A skin condition that causes scaly patches and red skin, mainly on the scalp.

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tiarella

a small chiefly North American plant of the saxifrage family.

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milkfatty

The natural fat of milk from which butter is made, consisting largely of the glycerides of oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids

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hillock

a small hill or mound.

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panforte

a hard, spicy Sienese cake containing nuts, candied citrus peel, and honey.

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pilaster

a rectangular column, especially one projecting from a wall.

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zetzing

To smack an individual upside the head

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tonearm

the movable arm supporting the pickup of a record player.

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colloqia

an academic conference or seminar.

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ashlar

masonry made of large square-cut stones, typically used as a facing on walls of brick or stone.

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verso

a left-hand page of an open book, or the back of a loose document. // the reverse of something such as a coin or painting.

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palp

One of a pair of elongated, often segmented appendages usually found near the mouth in invertebrate organisms such as mollusks, crustaceans, and insects, the functions of which include sensation, locomotion, and feeding. Feelers

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gamelan

an Indonesian orchestra consisting of bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and a great variety of percussion instruments.

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confiture

preserved or candied fruit : jam

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candystriper

A hospital volunteer is sometimes nicknamed a candy striper. This name is derived from the red-and-white striped jumpers that female volunteers traditionally

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phlogiston

He supposed that, when a substance burned, combustible earth (Latin terra pinguis, meaning “fat earth”) was liberated

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schizy

Characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic elements.

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creosoted

an oily liquid having a burning taste and a penetrating odor, obtained by the distillation of coal and wood tar, used mainly as a preservative for wood and as an antiseptic. coal-tar creosote

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egret

a heron with mainly white plumage, having long plumes in the breeding season.

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ghee

clarified butter made from the milk of a buffalo or cow, used in Indian cooking.

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abaft

in or behind the stern of a ship.

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sheer

perpendicular to // nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis).

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coamings

a raised border around the cockpit or hatch of a yacht or other boat to keep out water.

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chine

a backbone, especially that of an animal as it appears in a cut of meat.

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deadrise

the vertical distance between a line horizontal to the keel of a vessel and its chine.

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flam

one of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a stroke preceded by a grace note.

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rudderpost

an additional sternpost in a ship with a single screw propeller to which the rudder is attached.

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forecastle

a superstructure at or immediately aft of the bow of a vessel, used as a shelter for stores, machinery, etc., or as quarters for sailors

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lazarette

The rear part of a ship's hold, used for stores

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beamy

broad in the beam

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cambered

a slight convexity, arching, or curvature (as of a beam, deck, or road)

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tack rag

a specialized type of wiping cloth that is treated with a tacky material. It is designed to remove loose particles of dust, dirt and lint

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pulpit

a raised platform or lectern in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon.

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snub

check the movement of (a horse or boat), especially by a rope wound around a post.

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bight

a curve or recess in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature.
a loop of rope, as distinct from the rope's ends.

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hawser

a thick rope or cable for mooring or towing a ship.

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ensign

a flag or standard, especially a military or naval one indicating nationality.

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burgee

a flag bearing the colors or emblem of a sailing club, typically triangular.

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neap

a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is the least difference between high and low water.

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lubberly

a big, clumsy, stupid person; lout. an awkward or unskilled sailor

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corinthian

involving or displaying the highest standards of sportsmanship.

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kapok

A silky fiber obtained from the fruit of the silk-cotton tree and used for insulation and as padding in pillows, mattresses, and life preservers.

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cowl

A ship's ventilator with a bell-shaped top which can be swivelled to catch the wind and force it below.

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freshet

the flood of a river from heavy rain or melted snow. // a rush of fresh water flowing into the sea.

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flocculation

The process by which individual particles of clay aggregate into clotlike masses or precipitate into small lumps.

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scow

a wide-beamed sailing dinghy.// a flat-bottomed boat with sloping ends used as a lighter and in dredging and other harbor services.

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marlinspike

a pointed metal tool used by sailors to separate strands of rope or wire, especially in splicing.

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tropopause

the boundary in the Earth's atmosphere between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

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diaphonic

The doctrine of refracted sound; diacoustics.

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transducer

a device that converts variations in a physical quantity, such as pressure or brightness, into an electrical signal, or vice versa.

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gnomonic

displays all great circles as straight lines, resulting in any straight line segment on a gnomonic map showing a geodesic, the shortest route between the segment's two endpoints.

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cringle

a loop or grommet at the corner of a sail to which a line is attached