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A true bill

  • (Law), a bill of indictment which is returned by the grand jury so indorsed, signifying that the charges to be true.
  • a bill of indictment sanctioned by a grand jury.
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danton true young

  • noun United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
    Cy Young; Young.
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Out of true

  • adjective satellite not accurately fitted; not level
    untrue.
    • the frame was out of true
    • off-level floors and untrue doors and windows
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  • varying from correct mechanical form, alignment, adjustment, etc.; said of a wall that is not perpendicular, of a wheel whose circumference is not in the same plane, and the like. Colloq.
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the true

  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
    trueness; truth; verity.
    • they debated the truth of the proposition
    • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
    • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
    • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities
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To come true

  • to happen as predicated or expected.
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tried and true

  • adjective satellite tested and proved to be reliable
    time-tested; tested; tried.
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true anomaly

  • noun the angular distance of a point in an orbit past the point of periapsis measured in degrees
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true bacteria

  • noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
    eubacteria; eubacterium.
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true bill

  • noun an indictment endorsed by a grand jury
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true blackberry

  • noun the true blackberry of Europe as well as any of numerous varieties having sweet edible black or dark purple berries
    Rubus fruticosus.
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true bug

  • noun any of various insects of the order Hemiptera and especially of the suborder Heteroptera
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true cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    cat.
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true cedar

  • noun any cedar of the genus Cedrus
    cedar; cedar tree.
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true dwarf

  • noun an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal
    normal dwarf; hypoplastic dwarf; primordial dwarf.
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true fir

  • noun any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
    fir; fir tree.
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true flycatcher

  • noun any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
    Old World flycatcher; flycatcher.
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true frog

  • noun insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
    ranid.
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true fungus

  • noun any of numerous fungi of the division Eumycota
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true glottis

  • noun the space between the two true vocal folds
    rima glottidis; rima vocalis; glottis vera.
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true guava

  • noun small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit
    Psidium guajava; guava; guava bush.
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true heath

  • noun any plant of the genus Erica
    erica.
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true jasmine

  • noun a climbing deciduous shrub with fragrant white or yellow or red flowers used in perfume and to flavor tea
    jessamine; Jasminum officinale; common jasmine.
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true laurel

  • noun small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
    bay tree; Laurus nobilis; bay laurel; bay.
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true lobster

  • noun large edible marine crustaceans having large pincers on the first pair of legs
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true lover's knot

  • noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
    lovers' knot; true lover's knot; love knot; lover's knot.
  • noun a knot for tying the ends of two lines together
    truelove knot; fisherman's knot.
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true lovers' knot

  • noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
    lovers' knot; true lover's knot; love knot; lover's knot.
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true mahogany

  • noun mahogany tree of West Indies
    Dominican mahogany; Swietinia mahogani; Cuban mahogany.
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true marmoset

  • noun a marmoset
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true pepper

  • noun any of various shrubby vines of the genus Piper
    pepper vine.
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true pine

  • noun a coniferous tree
    pine tree; pine.
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true puffball

  • noun any of various fungi of the family Lycoperdaceae whose round fruiting body discharges a cloud of spores when mature
    puffball.
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true rib

  • noun one of the first seven ribs in a human being which attach to the sternum
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true sago palm

  • noun Malaysian palm whose pithy trunk yields sago--a starch used as a food thickener and fabric stiffener; Malaya to Fiji
    Metroxylon sagu.
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true sandalwood

  • noun parasitic tree of Indonesia and Malaysia having fragrant close-grained yellowish heartwood with insect repelling properties and used, e.g., for making chests
    sandalwood tree; Santalum album.
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true seal

  • noun any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
    earless seal; hair seal.
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true senna

  • noun erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
    tinnevelly senna; Alexandria senna; Indian senna; Alexandrian senna; Cassia augustifolia; Senna alexandrina; Cassia acutifolia.
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true slime mold

  • noun a slime mold of the class Myxomycetes
    myxomycete; acellular slime mold; plasmodial slime mold.
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true sparrow

  • noun any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
    sparrow.
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true statement

  • noun a true statement
    truth.
    • he told the truth
    • he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it
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True time

  • . See under Time.
Webster 1913

true to

  • adjective satellite sexually faithful
    • she was true to her significant other
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true to life

  • adjective satellite representing things or actions or conditions as they actually are
    true to life.
    • the novel about ghetto life was true to life
    • true-to-life duck decoys
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true toad

  • noun tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
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true tulipwood

  • noun light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
    whitewood; tulipwood; white poplar; yellow poplar.
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true up

  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine
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true vampire bat

  • noun any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood
    vampire bat.
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true vocal cord

  • noun either of the two lower vocal folds that come together to form the glottis; produce a vocal tone when they are approximated and air from the lungs passes between them
    inferior vocal cord; inferior vocal fold; true vocal cord.
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true vocal fold

  • noun either of the two lower vocal folds that come together to form the glottis; produce a vocal tone when they are approximated and air from the lungs passes between them
    inferior vocal cord; inferior vocal fold; true vocal cord.
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true warbler

  • noun small active brownish or greyish Old World birds
    Old World warbler.
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true-blue

  • adjective satellite marked by unswerving loyalty
    • a true-blue American
    • a reliable true-blue country club conservative
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True"-blue` adjective
Definitions
  1. Of inflexible honesty and fidelity; -- a term derived from the true, or Coventry, blue, formerly celebrated for its unchanging color. See True blue, under Blue.
True"-blue` noun
Definitions
  1. A person of inflexible integrity or fidelity.
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true-born

True"-born` adjective
Definitions
  1. Of genuine birth; having a right by birth to any title; as, a true-born Englishman.
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true-bred

True"-bred` adjective
Definitions
  1. Of a genuine or right breed; as, a true-bred beast. Shak.
  2. Being of real breeding or education; as, a true-bred gentleman.
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true-false

  • adjective offering a series of statements each of which is to be judged as true or false
    • a true-false test
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true-hearted

True"-heart`ed adjective
Definitions
  1. Of a faithful heart; honest; sincere; not faithless or deceitful; as, a truhearted friend. -- True"-heart`ed*ness, n.
Webster 1913

true-penny

True"-pen`ny noun
Definitions
  1. An honest fellow. Shak. Bacon.
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true-to-life

  • adjective satellite representing things or actions or conditions as they actually are
    true to life.
    • the novel about ghetto life was true to life
    • true-to-life duck decoys
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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