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kohl

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

2

vortex

a mass of whirling fluid or air, esp. a whirlpool or whirlwind

3

stiletto

overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style

4

melange

a mixture; a medley

5

folio

A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once

6

bier

A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave

7

pillory

(n) a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisoned and exposed to public abuse--(v) attack or ridicule publicly

8

pommel

the front of a saddle

9

detritus

debris, waste, refuse,

10

kip

1. the hide of a young or small animal. 2. a rooming house; a room or bed in a rooming house. 3. nap, bit of sleep

11

carrion

the decaying flesh of dead animals

12

scuttle

a shallow open basket for carrying something (as grain or garden produce)

13

gantry

a bridge-like overhead structure with a platform supporting equipment such as a crane, railroad signals, lights, or cameras

14

potion

a liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties

15

opiate

a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative

16

cusp

a point or pointed end

17

conflagration

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

18

corporeal

bodily (rather than spiritual); material; tangible

19

festoon

A garland of leaves or flowers hoisted up in a loop, suspended from two points.

20

doilie, (alt sp) doily

A doily (also doiley, doilie, doyly, doyley) is an ornamental mat, typically made of paper or fabric, and variously used for protecting surfaces or binding flowers

21

guano

a fertilizer containing the accumulated excrement of seabirds or bats

22

sachet

a small bag or packet. : a small bag containing a perfumed powder or potpourri used to scent clothes and linens

23

clutch (n)

a group of eggs

24

ricks

a stack of hay, corn, straw, or similar material, especially one built into a regular shape and thatched.

25

mote

a tiny piece of dust

26

stile

a series of steps or rungs by means of which a person may pass over a wall or fence that remains a barrier to sheep or cattle. 2. a turnstile.

27

vellum

1 : a fine-grained unsplit lambskin, kidskin, or calfskin prepared especially for writing on or for binding books. 2 : a strong cream-colored paper

28

skewer

a long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food typically meat, together during cooking.

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vestige, vestigial (adj)

a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists

30

condensate

liquid formed by condensation.