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sailboat

  • noun a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast
    sailing boat.

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lightsomely

  • adverb moving with quick light steps
    trippingly.
    • she walked lightsomely down the long staircase
  • adverb in a light-hearted manner
    light-heartedly.
    • he light-heartedly overlooks some of the basic facts of life

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dragonfly

  • noun slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    snake doctor; sewing needle; mosquito hawk; skeeter hawk; devil's darning needle; snake feeder; darning needle.

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exocet

  • noun a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships

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dragonfly

  • noun slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    snake doctor; sewing needle; mosquito hawk; skeeter hawk; devil's darning needle; snake feeder; darning needle.

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stonefly

  • noun primitive winged insect with a flattened body; used as bait by fishermen; aquatic gilled larvae are carnivorous and live beneath stones
    plecopteran; stone fly.

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skimming

  • noun the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skim.

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pelican

  • noun large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish

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ladle

  • noun a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
  • verb put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    • ladle soup into the bowl

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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pricing

  • noun the evaluation of something in terms of its price
  • verb determine the price of
    price.
    • The grocer priced his wares high

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cream

  • noun the best people or things in a group
    pick.
    • the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War
  • noun the part of milk containing the butterfat

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ladle

  • noun a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
  • verb put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    • ladle soup into the bowl

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kingfisher

  • noun nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish

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treetop

  • noun the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant
    crown.

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seagull

  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; gull.

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effortlessly

  • adverb without effort or apparent effort
    • she danced gracefully and effortlessly
    • swallows gliding effortlessly through the air

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sailboat

  • noun a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast
    sailing boat.

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transiently

  • adverb for a very short time
    • these three pions may actually be joined together transiently as a compound particle during the interchange process

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gondola

  • noun a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
    gondola car.
  • noun long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice

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hydrofoil

  • noun a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
    foil.
    • the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils
  • noun a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
    hydroplane.
    • the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record

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lightly

  • adverb without good reason
    • one cannot say such things lightly
  • adverb with few burdens
    light.
    • experienced travellers travel light

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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missile

  • noun a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
  • noun a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
    projectile.

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petrel

  • noun relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land

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noiselessly

  • adverb without a sound
    soundlessly.
    • he stood up soundlessly and speechlessly and glided across the hallway and through a door

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seabird

  • noun a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
    sea bird; seafowl.

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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seagull

  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; gull.

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scum

  • noun worthless people
    trash.
  • noun a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid

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swiftly

  • adverb in a swift manner
    fleetly.
    • she moved swiftly

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froth

  • noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    foam.
    • the beer had a thick head of foam
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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barely

  • adverb only a very short time before
    scarce; scarcely; hardly; just.
    • they could barely hear the speaker
    • we hardly knew them
    • just missed being hit
    • had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
    • would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
  • adverb in a sparse or scanty way
    scantily.
    • a barely furnished room

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strategy

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    scheme.
  • noun the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

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cuckoo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

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merrily

  • adverb in a joyous manner
    blithely; happily; gayly; mirthfully; jubilantly.
    • they shouted happily

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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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kingfisher

  • noun nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish

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pebble

  • noun a small smooth rounded rock

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skiff

  • noun any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

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missile

  • noun a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
  • noun a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
    projectile.

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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foam

  • noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    froth.
    • the beer had a thick head of foam
  • noun a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture

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gaze

  • noun a long fixed look
    regard.
    • he fixed his paternal gaze on me
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    stare.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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infernally

  • adverb extremely
    hellishly.
    • infernally clever
    • hellishly dangerous

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o'er

  • adverb throughout a period of time
    over.
    • stay over the weekend

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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idly

  • adverb in an idle manner
    lazily.
    • this is what I always imagined myself doing in the south of France, sitting idly, drinking coffee, watching the people

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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tank

  • noun an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
    armoured combat vehicle; armored combat vehicle; army tank.
  • noun a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
    storage tank.

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gracefully

  • adverb in a graceful manner
    • she swooped gracefully
  • adverb in a gracious or graceful manner
    graciously.
    • he did not have a chance to grow up graciously

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profits

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; lucre; profit; earnings; net; net income.
  • noun something won (especially money)
    win; winnings.

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albatross

  • noun (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    millstone.
    • she was an albatross around his neck
  • noun large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
    mollymawk.

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spoon

  • noun a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
  • noun as much as a spoon will hold
    spoonful.
    • he added two spoons of sugar

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yacht

  • noun an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
    racing yacht.
  • verb travel in a yacht

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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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thumb

  • noun the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
    pollex.
  • noun the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb

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occasionally

  • adverb now and then or here and there
    on occasion; once in a while; now and again; now and then; at times; from time to time.
    • he was arrogant and occasionally callous
    • open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees
    • they visit New York on occasion
    • now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us
    • as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention

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chopper

  • noun a grounder that bounces high in the air
    chop.
  • noun informal terms for a human `tooth'
    pearly.

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cursory

  • adjective satellite hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    perfunctory; passing; casual.
    • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
    • a passing glance
    • perfunctory courtesy

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weir

  • noun a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
  • noun a fence or wattle built across a stream to catch or retain fish

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plasma

  • noun the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
    plasm; blood plasma.
  • noun a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

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seaward

  • noun the direction toward the sea
  • adjective (of winds) coming from the land
    offshore.
    • offshore winds

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video

  • noun the visible part of a television transmission
    picture.
    • they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone
  • noun a recording of both the visual and audible components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)
    video recording.

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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finger

  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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slag

  • noun the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
    dross; scoria.
  • verb convert into slag

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price

  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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smoothly

  • adverb with no problems or difficulties
    swimmingly.
    • put the plans into effect quickly and smoothly
    • despite of some mishaps, everything went swimmingly
  • adverb in a smooth and diplomatic manner
    • `And now,' he said smoothly, `we will continue the conversation'

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cruise

  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    sail.
  • verb drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
    • She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible

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knuckles

  • noun a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
    knuckle duster; knucks; brass knuckles; brass knucks.
  • noun a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
    metacarpophalangeal joint; knuckle; knuckle joint.

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lazily

  • adverb in a slow and lazy manner
    • I watched the blue smoke drift lazily away on the still air
  • adverb in an idle manner
    idly.
    • this is what I always imagined myself doing in the south of France, sitting idly, drinking coffee, watching the people

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briskly

  • adverb in a brisk manner
    • she walked briskly in the cold air
    • `after lunch,' she said briskly

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casino

  • noun a public building for gambling and entertainment
    gambling casino.
  • noun a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
    cassino.

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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butterfly

  • noun diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  • noun a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
    butterfly stroke.

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tank

  • noun an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
    armoured combat vehicle; armored combat vehicle; army tank.
  • noun a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
    storage tank.

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canoe

  • noun small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
  • verb travel by canoe
    • canoe along the canal

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trough

  • noun a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)
  • noun a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
    gutter.

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shovel

  • noun a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
  • noun the quantity a shovel can hold
    spadeful; shovelful.

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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sail

  • noun a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    canvass; canvas; sheet.
  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    cruise.

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hither

  • adverb to this place (especially toward the speaker)
    here.
    • come here, please

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mere

  • noun a small pond of standing water
  • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
    • a mere child

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devices

  • noun an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
    • eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force
    • the children were left to their own devices
  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    device.
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water

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boat

  • noun a small vessel for travel on water
  • noun a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
    gravy holder; sauceboat; gravy boat.

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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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steamboat

  • noun a boat propelled by a steam engine

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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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helicopter

  • noun an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
    eggbeater; whirlybird; chopper.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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rent

  • noun a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    tear; split; rip; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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palm

  • noun the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
    thenar.
  • noun a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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hastily

  • adverb in a hurried or hasty manner
    in haste; hurriedly.
    • the way they buried him so hurriedly was disgraceful
    • hastily, he scanned the headlines
    • sold in haste and at a sacrifice

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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flight

  • noun a formation of aircraft in flight
  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flying.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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spoon

  • noun a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
  • noun as much as a spoon will hold
    spoonful.
    • he added two spoons of sugar

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hawk

  • noun diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
  • noun an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
    war hawk.

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rapidly

  • adverb with rapid movements
    chop-chop; speedily; apace; quickly.
    • he works quickly

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