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bascule (Also bascules) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to bascule

megalithic

  • adjective of or relating to megaliths or the people who erected megaliths
    • megalithic monuments like Stonehenge

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camber

  • noun a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
  • noun a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
    cant; bank.

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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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skeleton

  • noun something reduced to its minimal form
    • the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
    • the bare skeleton of a novel
  • noun a scandal that is kept secret
    skeleton in the cupboard; skeleton in the closet.
    • there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

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office_building

  • noun a building containing offices where work is done
    office block.

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scheme_arch

  • noun an arch whose height is less than half its width
    skene arch; diminished arch; skeen arch.

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pigeon

  • noun wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs

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viaduct

  • noun bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley

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shipway

  • noun structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
    ways; slipway.
  • noun a canal large enough for seagoing vessels
    ship canal.

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totem

  • noun a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
  • noun emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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mantelet

  • noun portable bulletproof shelter
    mantlet.
  • noun short cape worn by women
    mantilla.

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covered_bridge

  • noun a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides

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cantilever_bridge

  • noun bridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle

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apartment

  • noun a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
    flat.

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straight_arch

  • noun an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
    flat arch.

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peanut

  • noun underground pod of the peanut vine
  • noun widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
    Arachis hypogaea; peanut vine.

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shack

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; hutch; hovel; shanty.
  • verb make one's home in a particular place or community
    reside; domiciliate; domicile.
    • may parents reside in Florida

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flashboard

  • noun boarding place along the top of a dam to increase its height
    flashboarding.

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seven_wonders_of_the_ancient_world

  • noun impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe
    Seven Wonders of the World.

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fountain

  • noun a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
  • noun a natural flow of ground water
    outpouring; spring; natural spring; outflow.

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retreat

  • noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    • the disorderly retreat of French troops
  • noun a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

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proscenium

  • noun the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
    apron; forestage.
  • noun the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
    proscenium wall.

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abode

  • noun any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
    residence.
    • a person can have several residences
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; habitation; home.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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cenotaph

  • noun a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
    empty tomb.

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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cantilever

  • noun projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
  • verb project as a cantilever

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apartment_building

  • noun a building that is divided into apartments
    apartment house.

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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floating_bridge

  • noun a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
    bateau bridge; pontoon bridge.

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lookout_station

  • noun a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
    lookout; observatory; observation tower.

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blockade

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    encirclement.
  • noun prevents access or progress

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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drinking

  • noun the act of consuming liquids
    imbibition; imbibing.
  • noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    crapulence; drink; boozing; drunkenness.
    • drink was his downfall

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bubbler

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    drinking fountain; water fountain.
  • noun any of various devices in which air or some other gas is bubbled through a liquid

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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rest_stop

  • noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
    pull-off; lay-by; rest area; layby.

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entire

  • noun uncastrated adult male horse
    stallion.
  • adjective satellite constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
    total; full.
    • an entire town devastated by an earthquake
    • gave full attention
    • a total failure

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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verandah

  • noun a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
    veranda; gallery.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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bagnio

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; whorehouse; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.
  • noun a building containing public baths
    bathhouse.

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gun

  • noun a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; artillery.

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flyover

  • noun bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
    overpass.
  • noun a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
    flypast; fly-by.

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brothel

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; whorehouse; house of prostitution; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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beacon_light

  • noun a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
    pharos; beacon; lighthouse.

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washington_monument

  • noun a stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George Washington; 555 feet tall

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steeple

  • noun a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
    spire.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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gambling_house

  • noun a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
    gaming house; gambling hell; gambling den.

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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shot_tower

  • noun tower of a kind once used to make shot; molten lead was poured through a sieve and dropped into water

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eating_place

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating house; eatery; restaurant.

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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rim

  • noun the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
  • noun (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
    • the ball hit the rim and bounced off

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attic

  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    loft; garret.
  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
    Ionic dialect; Ionic; Classical Greek.

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skating_rink

  • noun building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating
    rink.

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outwork

  • noun subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area
    • the outworks of the castle

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bell_tower

  • noun a tower that supports or shelters a bell

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card-house

  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardhouse; cardcastle; house of cards.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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superstructure

  • noun structure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck

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office_block

  • noun a building containing offices where work is done
    office building.

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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drawbridge

  • noun a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
    lift bridge.

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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apparatus

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    setup.
  • noun (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    • the breathing apparatus

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clock

  • noun a timepiece that shows the time of day
  • verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    time.
    • he clocked the runners

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edifice

  • noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    building.
    • there was a three-story building on the corner
    • it was an imposing edifice

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school_system

  • noun establishment including the plant and equipment for providing education from kindergarten through high school

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telco_building

  • noun a building that houses telecommunications equipment
    telecom hotel.
    • the telecom hotels are prime targets for bombing

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stoop

  • noun an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
  • noun basin for holy water
    stoup.

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turnaround

  • noun time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip
    turnaround time.
  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    flip-flop; change of mind; reversal; turnabout.

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toll

  • noun a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
  • noun value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
    price; cost.
    • the cost in human life was enormous
    • the price of success is hard work
    • what price glory?

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gazebo

  • noun a small roofed building affording shade and rest
    summerhouse.

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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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grave_mound

  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    burial mound; tumulus; barrow.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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supporting

  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    support.
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support; back up.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up

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corbel

  • noun (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
    truss.
  • verb furnish with a corbel

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clock_tower

  • noun a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face

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cattle_guard

  • noun a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
    cattle grid.

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pontoon

  • noun (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
  • noun a float supporting a seaplane

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dining_area

  • noun an area arranged for dining
    • they put up tents for the dining area

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firetrap

  • noun a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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quoin

  • noun expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
    coigne; coign.
  • noun the keystone of an arch
    coigne; coign.

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beacon

  • noun a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
    beacon fire.
  • noun a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
    radio beacon.

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line_of_defence

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defense.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defense.

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bascule

  • noun a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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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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hinderance

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent.
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; preventive.

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bailey_bridge

  • noun a temporary bridge designed for rapid construction

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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overpass

  • noun bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
    flyover.

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offset

  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
  • noun a compensating equivalent
    counterbalance.

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house_of_cards

  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    bubble.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble
  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardhouse; cardcastle; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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cardhouse

  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardcastle; house of cards; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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lodging

  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed
    housing; living accommodations.
  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    lodgement; lodgment.
    • the lodgment of the balloon in the tree

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limb

  • noun one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
  • noun any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
    tree branch.

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entablature

  • noun (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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turret

  • noun a small tower extending above a building
  • noun a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
    gun turret; gun enclosure.

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preventative

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventive; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; preventive; hinderance.

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lintel

  • noun horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
    header.

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manufactured_home

  • noun a large house trailer that can be connected to utilities and can be parked in one place and used as permanent housing
    mobile home.

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ground_floor

  • noun the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
    ground level; first floor.
  • noun becoming part of a venture at the beginning (regarded as position of advantage)
    • he got in on the ground floor

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shouldered

  • adjective having shoulders or shoulders as specified; usually used as a combining form
    • stoop-shouldered
    • broad-shouldered
  • verb lift onto one's shoulders
    shoulder.

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skeen

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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loft

  • noun floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    attic; garret.

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aisle

  • noun a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
  • noun passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
    gangway.

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club

  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    nine; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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altar

  • noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given
    communion table; Lord's table.
  • noun a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

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billet

  • noun a short personal letter
    note; line; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there
  • noun lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)

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widow's_walk

  • noun a lookout atop a coastal house

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casino-hotel

  • noun a business establishment that combines a casino and a hotel
    hotel-casino.
  • noun a building that houses both a hotel and a casino
    hotel-casino.

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jain

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Jainism
    Jainist.
    • Jain gods

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hutch

  • noun a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; shack; hovel; shanty.

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entresol

  • noun intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    mezzanine; mezzanine floor.

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tunnel

  • noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
    • the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection
  • noun a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    burrow.

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business_establishment

  • noun an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
    place of business.

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peristyle

  • noun a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court

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industrial_plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    plant; works.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles

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skeen_arch

  • noun an arch whose height is less than half its width
    skene arch; scheme arch; diminished arch.

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condominium

  • noun one of the dwelling units in a condominium
    condo.
  • noun housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned

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place_of_worship

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    house of worship; house of prayer; house of God.

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den

  • noun the habitation of wild animals
    lair.
  • noun a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
    hideout; hideaway.

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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story

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    tale; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
    • he writes stories for the magazines

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cornice

  • noun a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
    valance board; pelmet; valance.
  • noun a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall

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sandwich_board

  • noun signboard consisting of two hinged boards that hang front and back from the shoulders of a walker and are used to display advertisements

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hangar

  • noun a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
    repair shed; airdock.

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docking

  • noun the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes
    moorage; dockage; tying up.
  • verb come into dock
    dock.
    • the ship docked

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dead-air_space

  • noun an unventilated area where no air circulates

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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cookhouse

  • noun the area for food preparation on a ship
    ship's galley; galley; caboose.
  • noun a detached or outdoor shelter for cooking
    • the circus used a tent as their cookhouse

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tornado_cellar

  • noun an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
    cyclone cellar; storm cellar.

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obelisk

  • noun a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
  • noun a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
    dagger.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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establishment

  • noun the act of forming or establishing something
    formation; organisation; constitution; organization.
    • the constitution of a PTA group last year
    • it was the establishment of his reputation
    • he still remembers the organization of the club
  • noun an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    institution.

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mould

  • noun loose soil rich in organic matter
    mold.
  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    cast; mold; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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sandwich

  • noun two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
  • verb make into a sandwich

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farm

  • noun workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
    • it takes several people to work the farm
  • verb be a farmer; work as a farmer
    • My son is farming in California

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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memorial

  • noun a recognition of meritorious service
    remembrance; commemoration.
  • noun a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

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family_circle

  • noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
    upper balcony; peanut gallery; second balcony.

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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hall_of_fame

  • noun a building containing trophies honoring famous people

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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football_stadium

  • noun a stadium where football games are held

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stronghold

  • noun a strongly fortified defensive structure
    fastness.

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laminate

  • noun a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers
  • verb create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material

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mezzanine

  • noun first or lowest balcony
    first balcony.
  • noun intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    mezzanine floor; entresol.

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baggage

  • noun cases used to carry belongings when traveling
    luggage.
  • noun a worthless or immoral woman

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gun_enclosure

  • noun a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
    turret; gun turret.

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jungle

  • noun a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
  • noun a place where hoboes camp
    hobo camp.

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healthcare

  • noun the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
    health care.

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trimmer_arch

  • noun an arch built between trimmers in a floor (to support the weight of a hearth)

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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colonnade

  • noun structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
  • noun a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
    arcade.

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water_fountain

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    drinking fountain; bubbler.

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bathing

  • noun immersing the body in water or sunshine
  • noun the act of washing yourself (or another person)
    washup.

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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telecom

  • noun (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
    telecommunication.

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pointed

  • adjective having a point
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; indicate; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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peanut_gallery

  • noun (figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance)
    • he ignored complaints from the peanut gallery
  • noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
    upper balcony; family circle; second balcony.

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bullpen

  • noun a place on a baseball field where relief pitchers can warm up during a game
  • noun a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
    detention cell; detention centre.

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terrace

  • noun usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
    patio.
  • noun a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
    bench.

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brim

  • noun the top edge of a vessel or other container
    rim; lip.
  • noun a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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barbican

  • noun a tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle)
    barbacan.

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schoolhouse

  • noun a building where young people receive education
    school.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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symmetry

  • noun (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
    symmetricalness; correspondence; balance.
  • noun balance among the parts of something
    proportion.

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storage_space

  • noun the area in any structure that provides space for storage

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suspension_bridge

  • noun a bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends

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platform

  • noun a raised horizontal surface
    • the speaker mounted the platform
  • noun a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
    program; political platform; political program.
    • their candidate simply ignored the party platform
    • they won the election even though they offered no positive program

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projection

  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

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covered

  • adjective overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
    • women with covered faces
    • covered wagons
    • a covered balcony
  • verb provide with a covering or cause to be covered
    cover.
    • cover her face with a handkerchief
    • cover the child with a blanket
    • cover the grave with flowers

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lookout

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    picket; sentry; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun an elevated post affording a wide view
    observation post.

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mezzanine_floor

  • noun intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    mezzanine; entresol.

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chapterhouse

  • noun a building attached to a monastery or cathedral; used as a meeting place for the chapter
  • noun a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity
    frat house; fraternity house.

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front_porch

  • noun a porch for the front door

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skybox

  • noun an elevated box for viewing events at a sports stadium

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dock

  • noun an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  • noun any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    sorrel; sour grass.

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place_of_business

  • noun an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
    business establishment.

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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second_balcony

  • noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
    upper balcony; peanut gallery; family circle.

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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barrow

  • noun the quantity that a barrow will hold
    barrowful.
  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    burial mound; grave mound; tumulus.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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erection

  • noun an erect penis
    hard-on.
  • noun a structure that has been erected

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trimmer

  • noun a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs
    pruner.
    • untouched by the pruner's axe
  • noun a machine that trims timber

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quadrangle

  • noun a four-sided polygon
    tetragon; quadrilateral.
  • noun a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
    quad.

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divider

  • noun a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
    splitter.
  • noun a person who separates something into parts or groups

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university

  • noun the body of faculty and students at a university
  • noun establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

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shooting_gallery

  • noun a building (usually abandoned) where drug addicts buy and use heroin
  • noun an enclosed firing range with targets for rifle or handgun practice
    shooting range.

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choir

  • noun a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    consort.

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pied-a-terre

  • noun lodging for occasional or secondary use
    • they bought a pied-a-terre in London

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embankment

  • noun a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

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bowling

  • noun a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
  • noun (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman

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sporting_house

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; whorehouse; house of prostitution; brothel; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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deathtrap

  • noun any structure that is very unsafe; where people are likely to be killed

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student_residence

  • noun a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    dormitory; dorm; residence hall; hall.

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upward

  • adjective satellite directed up
    • the cards were face upward
    • an upward stroke of the pen
  • adjective satellite extending or moving toward a higher place
    up.
    • the up staircase
    • a general upward movement of fish

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bathing_machine

  • noun a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
    bathhouse.

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burial

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    interment; sepulture; inhumation; entombment.
  • noun concealing something under the ground
    burying.

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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rowlock_arch

  • noun an arch that is formed with more than one concentric row of voussoirs

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building_complex

  • noun a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
    complex.

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threshing_floor

  • noun a floor or ground area for threshing or treading out grain

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lift_bridge

  • noun a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
    drawbridge.

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seesaw

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; teetertotter; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    teeter-totter; teetertotter.

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loge

  • noun balcony consisting of the forward section of a theater mezzanine
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    box.
    • the royal box was empty

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signal_tower

  • noun a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains
    signal box.

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bodywork

  • noun the exterior body of a motor vehicle
  • noun the work of making or repairing vehicle bodies

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enclosure

  • noun a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosing.

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field_hut

  • noun temporary military shelter
    hut; army hut.

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hostel

  • noun a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
    lodge; auberge; hostelry; inn.
  • noun inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
    student lodging; youth hostel.

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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upper_balcony

  • noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
    peanut gallery; family circle; second balcony.

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interference

  • noun a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
    intervention.
  • noun the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    hinderance; hindrance.

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dugout

  • noun either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game
  • noun a canoe made by hollowing out and shaping a large log
    pirogue; dugout canoe.

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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health

  • noun a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
    wellness.
    • physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
  • noun the general condition of body and mind
    • his delicate health
    • in poor health

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hill

  • noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia
  • noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    mound.
    • they built small mounds to hide behind

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cyclone

  • noun (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
  • noun a violent rotating windstorm

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pier_arch

  • noun an arch supported on piers

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volute

  • noun ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
    spiral.
  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    coil; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope

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architecture

  • noun an architectural product or work
  • noun the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
    • architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use

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memorial_tablet

  • noun a memorial made of brass
    brass; plaque.

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barrier

  • noun a structure or object that impedes free movement
  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    roadblock.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding

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hull

  • noun dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
  • noun persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

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threshing

  • noun the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw
    • they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it
  • verb move or stir about violently
    thresh about; thrash about; convulse; jactitate; thresh; slash; toss; thrash.
    • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

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overcrossing

  • noun a bridge designed for pedestrians
    pedestrian bridge; footbridge.

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turbinate

  • noun any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
    turbinate bone; turbinal.
  • adjective of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages

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oasis

  • noun a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
  • noun a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
    haven.

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cattle_grid

  • noun a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
    cattle guard.

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teeterboard

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; teetertotter; seesaw; dandle board.

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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prefab

  • noun a prefabricated structure
  • adjective satellite manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere
    • a pre structure

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back_porch

  • noun a porch for the back door

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transept

  • noun structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles

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brattice

  • noun a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
  • verb supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines

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ministry

  • noun religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
  • noun building where the business of a government department is transacted

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diminished

  • adjective satellite impaired by diminution
    vitiated; lessened; weakened.
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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burial_mound

  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    grave mound; tumulus; barrow.

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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phrontistery

  • noun an establishment for study and learning (sometimes including modern universities)

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domed

  • adjective satellite having a hemispherical vault or dome
    vaulted.

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storm_cellar

  • noun an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
    cyclone cellar; tornado cellar.

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housing

  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed
    living accommodations; lodging.
  • noun a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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dwelling

  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; domicile; habitation; home.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless
  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    dwell; brood.

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church_tower

  • noun the tower of a church

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rampant_arch

  • noun an arch whose support is higher on one side than on the other

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signboard

  • noun structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted
    sign.
    • the highway was lined with signboards

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buttock

  • noun either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump
    cheek.

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veranda

  • noun a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
    verandah; gallery.

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rink

  • noun building that contains a surface for ice skating or roller skating
    skating rink.

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habitation

  • noun the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; home.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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skeletal_frame

  • noun the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
    frame; underframe; skeleton.
    • the building has a steel skeleton

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equipoise

  • noun equality of distribution
    balance; counterbalance; equilibrium.

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weapons_platform

  • noun any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons
    platform.

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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whorehouse

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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breakfast_nook

  • noun a place for light meals (usually near a kitchen)
    breakfast area.
    • the breakfast nook had a built in table and seats

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shoebox

  • noun a structure resembling a shoebox (as a rectangular building or a cramped room or compartment)
  • noun an oblong rectangular (usually cardboard) box designed to hold a pair of shoes

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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flashboarding

  • noun boarding place along the top of a dam to increase its height
    flashboard.

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sconcheon_arch

  • noun an arch that supports part of the wall
    scoinson arch.

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station

  • noun a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
    • he started looking for a gas station
    • the train pulled into the station
  • noun proper or designated social situation
    place.
    • he overstepped his place
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station
    • married above her station

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storm

  • noun a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
    violent storm.
  • noun a violent commotion or disturbance
    tempest.
    • the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away
    • it was only a tempest in a teapot

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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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cheval-de-frise

  • noun defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
    chevaux-de-frise.

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statue_of_liberty

  • noun a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay

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centered

  • adjective satellite being or placed in the center
  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; revolve around; focus on; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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academy

  • noun a secondary school (usually private)
  • noun an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
    honorary society.

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gym

  • noun athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
    gymnasium.

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hotel

  • noun a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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summerhouse

  • noun a small roofed building affording shade and rest
    gazebo.

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obstructer

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructor.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructor.

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hut

  • noun temporary military shelter
    army hut; field hut.
  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    shack; hutch; hovel; shanty.

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rotunda

  • noun a building having a circular plan and a dome
  • noun a large circular room

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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rampant

  • adjective satellite unrestrained and violent
    • rampant aggression
  • adjective satellite rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
    rearing.
    • a lion rampant

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haven

  • noun a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
    oasis.
  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    harbor; harbour; seaport.

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boarding

  • noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
    embarkation; embarkment.
  • noun a structure of boards

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observatory

  • noun a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
  • noun a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
    lookout; lookout station; observation tower.

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first_floor

  • noun the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
    ground floor; ground level.

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tavern

  • noun a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
    tap house.

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repute

  • noun the state of being held in high esteem and honor
    reputation.
  • verb look on as or consider
    regard as; take to be; look upon; think of; esteem; look on.
    • she looked on this affair as a joke
    • He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician
    • He is reputed to be intelligent

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shouldered_arch

  • noun an arch consisting of a horizontal lintel supported at each end by corbels that project into the aperture

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youth

  • noun a young person (especially a young man or boy)
    young person; spring chicken; younker.
  • noun young people collectively
    young.
    • rock music appeals to the young
    • youth everywhere rises in revolt

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ribbon_development

  • noun building complex in a continuous row along a road

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skene_arch

  • noun an arch whose height is less than half its width
    scheme arch; diminished arch; skeen arch.

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defense

  • noun (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    defence; defensive measure.
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
  • noun protection from harm
    defence.
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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cards

  • noun a game played with playing cards
    card game.
  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    card.
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys

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watchtower

  • noun an observation tower for a lookout to watch over prisoners or watch for fires or enemies

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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god

  • noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    Supreme Being.
  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    deity; divinity; immortal.

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repair_shed

  • noun a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
    airdock; hangar.

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alley

  • noun a narrow street with walls on both sides
    alleyway; back street.
  • noun a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
    skittle alley; bowling alley.

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sconce

  • noun a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
  • noun a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate

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pantheon

  • noun all the gods of a religion
  • noun a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes

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gambling_den

  • noun a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
    gaming house; gambling hell; gambling house.

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pylon

  • noun a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race
  • noun a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
    power pylon.
    • power pylons are a favorite target for terrorists

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farm_building

  • noun a building on a farm

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breakfast

  • noun the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
  • verb eat an early morning meal
    • We breakfast at seven

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pointed_arch

  • noun an arch with a pointed apex; characteristic of Gothic architecture

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cathouse

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    bordello; bagnio; whorehouse; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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dining

  • noun the act of eating dinner
  • verb have supper; eat dinner
    dine.
    • We often dine with friends in this restaurant

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bema

  • noun area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
    sanctuary; chancel.

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tombstone

  • noun a stone that is used to mark a grave
    gravestone; headstone.

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triumphal

  • adjective relating to or celebrating a triumph
    • a triumphal procession
    • a triumphal arch
  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant; jubilant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout

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mooring

  • noun a place where a craft can be made fast
    berth; moorage; slip.
  • noun (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
    mooring line.

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honeycomb

  • noun a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
  • noun a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

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post_and_lintel

  • noun a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)

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theatre

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theater.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater.

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centre

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun a low-lying region in central France

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tornado

  • noun a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
    twister.
  • noun a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
    crack cocaine; crack.

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gambling_hell

  • noun a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
    gaming house; gambling den; gambling house.

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mooring_mast

  • noun a tower for mooring airships
    mooring tower.

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arena

  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    domain; sphere; area; orbit; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit
  • noun the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand

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independence_hall

  • noun the building in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed

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defence

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence mechanism; defense reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.
  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defending team.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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counterbalance

  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; equalizer; counterweight; equaliser; balance.
  • noun equality of distribution
    balance; equipoise; equilibrium.

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moveable

  • adjective satellite capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
    transferrable; transferable; transportable; movable.

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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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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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round_arch

  • noun an arch formed in a continuous curve; characteristic of Roman architecture

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healthcare_facility

  • noun building where medicine is practiced
    medical building; health facility.

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gallery

  • noun spectators at a golf or tennis match
  • noun a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
    veranda; verandah.

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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mobile

  • noun sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
  • noun a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
    Mobile River.

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bateau

A boat; esp. a flat-bottomed, clumsy boat used on the Canadian lakes and rivers. Written also, but less properly, batteau.

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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cleat

  • noun a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
  • noun a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured

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wellhead

  • noun the source of water for a well
    wellspring.
  • noun a structure built over a well

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tooth

  • noun hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • noun something resembling the tooth of an animal

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slipway

  • noun structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
    ways; shipway.

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patio

  • noun usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
    terrace.

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hindrance

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; preventive; hinderance.

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plaque

  • noun (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
  • noun a memorial made of brass
    brass; memorial tablet.

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amphitheatre

  • noun a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
    amphitheater.
  • noun an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
    coliseum; amphitheater.

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student_union

  • noun a building on a college campus dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body

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tudor_arch

  • noun a low elliptical or pointed arch; usually drawn from four centers
    four-centered arch.

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sanctuary

  • noun a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
  • noun a shelter from danger or hardship
    asylum; refuge.

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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orchestra

  • noun a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • noun seating on the main floor in a theater

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scoreboard

  • noun a large board for displaying the score of a contest (and some other information)

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accommodation

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    fitting; adjustment.
  • noun a settlement of differences
    • they reached an accommodation with Japan

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tumbler

  • noun a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc.
  • noun a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem; originally had a round bottom

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gun_turret

  • noun a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
    turret; gun enclosure.

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greenhouse

  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; nursery.
  • adjective of or relating to or caused by the greenhouse effect
    • greenhouse gases

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chancel

  • noun area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
    bema; sanctuary.

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corner

  • noun a place off to the side of an area
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  • noun the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • the corners of a rectangle

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asylum

  • noun a shelter from danger or hardship
    sanctuary; refuge.
  • noun a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
    psychiatric hospital; mental institution; mental home; mental hospital; insane asylum; institution.

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panopticon

  • noun an area where everything is visible
  • noun a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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outbuilding

  • noun a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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proportion

  • noun the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
  • noun magnitude or extent
    dimension.
    • a building of vast proportions

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perfumery

  • noun perfumes in general
  • noun store where perfumes are sold

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institution

  • noun an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    establishment.
  • noun an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

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rope_bridge

  • noun a bridge consisting of ropes

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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helix

  • noun a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    spiral.
  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    coil; volute; spiral; whorl.
    • a coil of rope

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supporting_tower

  • noun a tower that serves to support something

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circle

  • noun ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    • he calculated the circumference of the circle
  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    band; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot

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bateau_bridge

  • noun a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
    floating bridge; pontoon bridge.

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equilibrium

  • noun a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
  • noun a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
    chemical equilibrium.

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steel

  • noun an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    brand; blade; sword.

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trestlework

  • noun a supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles; for a bridge or pier or scaffold e.g.

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quartering

  • noun a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
  • noun living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)

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lobe

  • noun (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part
    • ear lobe
  • noun (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided

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control_tower

  • noun a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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apartment_house

  • noun a building that is divided into apartments
    apartment building.

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baggage_claim

  • noun an area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft

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storey

  • noun a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    story; level; floor.
    • what level is the office on?

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fallout

  • noun the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
    radioactive dust.
  • noun any adverse and unwanted secondary effect
    side effect.
    • a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal

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basement

  • noun the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    cellar.
  • noun the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

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lamination

  • noun a layered structure
  • noun bonding thin sheets together

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silo

  • noun a cylindrical tower used for storing silage
  • noun military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired

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closure

  • noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    closing.
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    cloture; gag rule; gag law.

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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bird_sanctuary

  • noun a building where birds are kept
    volary; aviary.

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megalithic_structure

  • noun memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
    megalith.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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docking_facility

  • noun landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out
    dock; dockage.
    • the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late

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megalith

  • noun memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
    megalithic structure.

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bathhouse

  • noun a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
    bathing machine.
  • noun a building containing public baths
    bagnio.

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barbette

  • noun (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet

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medical_building

  • noun building where medicine is practiced
    healthcare facility; health facility.

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telecom_hotel

  • noun a building that houses telecommunications equipment
    telco building.
    • the telecom hotels are prime targets for bombing

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spire

  • noun a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
    steeple.

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tent

  • noun a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)
    collapsible shelter.
    • he pitched his tent near the creek
  • noun a web that resembles a tent or carpet

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house_of_prostitution

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; whorehouse; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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tomb

  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    grave.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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arc

  • noun electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    discharge; spark; electric arc; electric discharge.
  • noun a continuous portion of a circle

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college

  • noun the body of faculty and students of a college
  • noun an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

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cattle

  • noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
    cows; kine; oxen; Bos taurus.
    • so many head of cattle
    • wait till the cows come home
    • seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible
    • a team of oxen

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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corbel_arch

  • noun (architecture) an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meet

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ways

  • noun structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
    slipway; shipway.
  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion

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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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aviary

  • noun a building where birds are kept
    bird sanctuary; volary.

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dormitory

  • noun a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    dorm; residence hall; hall; student residence.
  • noun a large sleeping room containing several beds
    dormitory room; dorm room.

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repair

  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    reparation; fixing; fix; mending; fixture; mend.
  • noun a formal way of referring to the condition of something
    • the building was in good repair

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drinking_fountain

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    water fountain; bubbler.

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lug

  • noun a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
    lugsail.
  • noun ancient Celtic god
    Lugh.

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eating_house

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating place; eatery; restaurant.

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house_of_worship

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    place of worship; house of prayer; house of God.

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tumulus

  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    burial mound; grave mound; barrow.

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gaming_house

  • noun a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
    gambling hell; gambling den; gambling house.

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gravestone

  • noun a stone that is used to mark a grave
    tombstone; headstone.

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totem_pole

  • noun a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures; erected by Indian tribes of the northwest Pacific coast

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nursery

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    baby's room.
  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; greenhouse.

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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dome

  • noun a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
  • noun informal terms for a human head
    noodle; attic; bean; noggin; bonce.

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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courtyard

  • noun an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
    court.
    • the house was built around an inner court

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residence_hall

  • noun a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    dormitory; dorm; hall; student residence.

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setoff

  • noun structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
    set-back; offset.

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line_of_defense

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defence.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defence.

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restaurant

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating place; eating house; eatery.

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residence

  • noun any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
    abode.
    • a person can have several residences
  • noun the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)
    • he refused to live in the governor's residence

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health_facility

  • noun building where medicine is practiced
    medical building; healthcare facility.

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ballpark

  • noun a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
    park.
    • take me out to the ballpark
  • noun near to the scope or range of something
    approximate range.
    • his answer wasn't even in the right ballpark

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fluke

  • noun a stroke of luck
    good luck; good fortune.
  • noun a barb on a harpoon or arrow

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snow_bank

  • noun a mound or heap of snow
    snowbank.

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segmental

  • adjective satellite divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds
  • adjective satellite having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
    metameric; segmented.

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poorhouse

  • noun an establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless

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tract_housing

  • noun housing consisting of similar houses constructed together on a tract of land

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opium_den

  • noun a building where opium is sold and used

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skew_arch

  • noun an arch whose jambs are not at right angles with the face

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feersum

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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domicile

  • noun (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time
    legal residence.
    • what's his legal residence?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; habitation; home.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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impedimenta

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    obstruction; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the baggage and equipment carried by an army

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dorm

  • noun a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    dormitory; residence hall; hall; student residence.

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pole

  • noun a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Poland

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safety_arch

  • noun an undecorated arch that is included in order to strengthen or support a construction

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church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    Christian church.
  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church building.
    • the church was empty

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truss

  • noun (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
  • noun a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure

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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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lighthouse

  • noun a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
    pharos; beacon; beacon light.

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loggia

  • noun a roofed arcade or gallery with open sides stretching along the front or side of a building; often at an upper level

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union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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skew

  • verb turn or place at an angle
    • the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed
  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanting direction or position
    skewed.
    • the picture was skew

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jungle_gym

  • noun a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play

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stadium

  • noun a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
    arena; sports stadium; bowl.

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frise

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seven_wonders_of_the_world

  • noun impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe
    Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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house_of_god

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    place of worship; house of worship; house of prayer.

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airdock

  • noun a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
    repair shed; hangar.

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telco

  • noun a public utility that provides telephone service
    telephone company; phone service; phone company; telephone service.

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butchery

  • noun a building where animals are butchered
    abattoir; shambles; slaughterhouse.
  • noun the business of a butcher
    butchering.

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catchment

  • noun a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)

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eatery

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating place; eating house; restaurant.

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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suspension

  • noun a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; pause; interruption.

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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masonry

  • noun structure built of stone or brick by a mason
  • noun Freemasons collectively
    Freemasonry.

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collapsible_shelter

  • noun a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)
    tent.
    • he pitched his tent near the creek

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pedestrian

  • noun a person who travels by foot
    walker; footer.
  • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
    prosaic; prosy; earthbound.
    • a pedestrian movie plot

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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shanty

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; shack; hutch; hovel.
  • noun a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
    sea chantey; chanty; chantey.

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drip_mould

  • noun (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
    drip; drip mold.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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rope

  • noun a strong line
  • noun street names for flunitrazepan
    R-2; roofy; forget me drug; Mexican valium; rophy; roach; circle.

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presbytery

  • noun building reserved for the officiating clergy

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press_gallery

  • noun an area (sometimes in a balcony) set aside for reporters (especially in a legislative hall)

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shingle

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shake.
  • noun coarse beach gravel of small waterworn stones and pebbles (or a stretch of shore covered with such gravel)

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mound

  • noun (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    pitcher's mound; hill.
  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; hummock; hammock; knoll.

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endjinn

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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loop

  • noun fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
    eyelet; grommet; grummet; cringle.
  • noun anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

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knob

  • noun a circular rounded projection or protuberance
    boss.
  • noun a round handle

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barbacan

  • noun a tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle)
    barbican.

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orchestra_pit

  • noun lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
    pit.

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power_pylon

  • noun a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
    pylon.
    • power pylons are a favorite target for terrorists

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tenon

  • noun a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

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trestle_bridge

  • noun a bridge supported by trestlework

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counterweight

  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; equalizer; equaliser; counterbalance; balance.
  • verb constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
    counterpoise; counterpose.

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obstacle

  • noun something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
    obstruction.
    • lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement
    • the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education
    • the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan
  • noun an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

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fallout_shelter

  • noun a shelter to protect occupants from the fallout from an atomic bomb

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whorl

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; coil; curl; curlicue; roll.
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    lock; curl; ringlet.

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floating

  • noun the act of someone who floats on the water
    natation.
  • verb be in motion due to some air or water current
    blow; be adrift; float; drift.
    • The leaves were blowing in the wind
    • the boat drifted on the lake
    • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea
    • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

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truss_bridge

  • noun a bridge supported by trusses

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four-centered_arch

  • noun a low elliptical or pointed arch; usually drawn from four centers
    Tudor arch.

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cyclone_cellar

  • noun an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
    tornado cellar; storm cellar.

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shooting

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shot.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun killing someone by gunfire
    • when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies

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fortification

  • noun defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
    munition.
  • noun the art or science of strengthening defenses

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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bowl

  • noun a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
  • noun a concave shape with an open top
    trough.

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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house_of_ill_repute

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; whorehouse; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse.

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roman_building

  • noun a building constructed by the ancient Romans

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set-back

  • noun structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
    setoff; offset.

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tower

  • noun a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
  • noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    column; pillar.
    • the test tube held a column of white powder
    • a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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hideaway

  • noun a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
    hideout; den.
  • noun an area where you can be alone
    retreat.

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underframe

  • noun the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
    frame; skeleton; skeletal frame.
    • the building has a steel skeleton

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pharos

  • noun a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
    beacon; lighthouse; beacon light.

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great_pyramid

  • noun a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
    Pyramid; Pyramids of Egypt.

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public_works

  • noun structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use

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opium

  • noun an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy

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student

  • noun a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
    educatee; pupil.
  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; scholar.

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domed_stadium

  • noun a stadium that has a roof
    covered stadium; dome.

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obstructor

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructer.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructer.

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observation_dome

  • noun lookout consisting of a dome-shaped observatory

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sports_stadium

  • noun a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
    arena; bowl; stadium.

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covered_stadium

  • noun a stadium that has a roof
    dome; domed stadium.

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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framework

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    model; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun the underlying structure
    fabric.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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glasshouse

  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    nursery; greenhouse.

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slaughterhouse

  • noun a building where animals are butchered
    butchery; abattoir; shambles.

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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impediment

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; obstructor; obstructer.

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diminished_arch

  • noun an arch whose height is less than half its width
    skene arch; scheme arch; skeen arch.

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defensive_structure

  • noun a structure used to defend against attack
    defense; defence.
    • the artillery battered down the defenses

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government_building

  • noun a building that houses a branch of government

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clearance

  • noun the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them
  • noun vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
    headroom; headway.

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abutment

  • noun point of contact between two objects or parts
  • noun a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

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abutment_arch

  • noun an arch supported by an abutment

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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high-rise

  • noun tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
    tower block.
    • `tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'
  • adjective used of buildings of many stories equipped with elevators; tall
    • avenues lined with high-rise apartment buildings

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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quarters

  • noun housing available for people to live in
    living quarters.
    • he found quarters for his family
    • I visited his bachelor quarters
  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; fourth; quarter.
    • a quarter of a pound

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footbridge

  • noun a bridge designed for pedestrians
    pedestrian bridge; overcrossing.

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victim

  • noun an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    dupe.

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chevaux-de-frise

  • noun defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
    cheval-de-frise.
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
    cheval-de-frise.

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landing_place

  • noun structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    landing.

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fastness

  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    speed; swiftness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed
  • noun the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    secureness; fixity; fixedness; fixture.

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flat_arch

  • noun an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
    straight arch.

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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tablet

  • noun a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
  • noun a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    pad of paper; pad.

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fan_vaulting

  • noun an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans

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pier

  • noun a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    dock; wharf; wharfage.
  • noun (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)

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munition

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; arms.
  • noun military supplies
    ordnance; ordnance store.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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theater

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theatre.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theatre.

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living_accommodations

  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed
    housing; lodging.

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trestle

  • noun a supporting tower used to support a bridge
  • noun sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop

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coliseum

  • noun an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
    amphitheatre; amphitheater.

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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morgue

  • noun a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
    dead room; mortuary.

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dwelling_house

  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling; domicile; habitation; home.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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camber_arch

  • noun an arch with a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados

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incumbrance

  • noun a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
    encumbrance.
  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; onus; encumbrance; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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pied

  • adjective satellite having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
    painted; multi-coloured; varicoloured; multicolour; varicolored; motley; particolored; multi-color; multicolored; multicoloured; multicolor; particoloured; piebald; multi-colored; multi-colour; calico.
    • a jester dressed in motley
    • the painted desert
    • a particolored dress
    • a piebald horse
    • pied daisies

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traffic

  • noun the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • noun buying and selling; especially illicit trade

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grid

  • noun a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
  • noun a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
    power grid; power system.

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dockage

  • noun a fee charged for a vessel to use a dock
    docking fee.
  • noun landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out
    dock; docking facility.
    • the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late

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pull-off

  • noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
    rest stop; lay-by; rest area; layby.

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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layby

  • noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
    rest stop; pull-off; lay-by; rest area.

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hovel

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; shack; hutch; shanty.

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rear

  • noun the back of a military formation or procession
    • infantrymen were in the rear
  • noun the side of an object that is opposite its front
    backside; back end.
    • his room was toward the rear of the hotel

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occlusion

  • noun closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
  • noun (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
    occluded front.

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cn_tower

  • noun a tower in Toronto; 1815 feet tall for broadcasting widely

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mooring_tower

  • noun a tower for mooring airships
    mooring mast.

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house_of_prayer

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    place of worship; house of worship; house of God.

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cardcastle

  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardhouse; house of cards; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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student_lodging

  • noun inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
    youth hostel; hostel.

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works

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    plant; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole works; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment

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pillar

  • noun a fundamental principle or practice
    • science eroded the pillars of superstition
  • noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    column; tower.
    • the test tube held a column of white powder
    • a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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auditorium

  • noun the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits

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shed

  • noun an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
  • verb get rid of
    shake off; throw away; throw off; drop; cast off; cast; throw.
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes

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collapsible

  • adjective capable of collapsing or being collapsed
    collapsable.
    • a collapsible boat

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houses_of_parliament

  • noun the building in which the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet

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flue

  • noun flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
    fluke.
  • noun organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
    flue pipe; labial pipe.

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rattrap

  • noun a difficult entangling situation
  • noun filthy run-down dilapidated housing

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rest_area

  • noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
    rest stop; pull-off; lay-by; layby.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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dry_masonry

  • noun masonry without mortar

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rowlock

  • noun a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
    pin; oarlock; thole; peg; tholepin.

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youth_hostel

  • noun inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
    student lodging; hostel.

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split_up

  • noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    stock split; split.
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
  • verb get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    divorce.
    • The couple divorced after only 6 months

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home

  • noun where you live at a particular time
    place.
    • deliver the package to my home
    • he doesn't have a home to go to
    • your place or mine?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; habitation.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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pedestrian_bridge

  • noun a bridge designed for pedestrians
    footbridge; overcrossing.

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toll_bridge

  • noun a bridge where toll is charged for crossing

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empty_tomb

  • noun a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
    cenotaph.

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leaf

  • noun the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
    foliage; leafage.
  • noun a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
    folio.

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bottom

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; underside.
  • noun the lowest part of anything
    • they started at the bottom of the hill

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eiffel_tower

  • noun a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure

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bordello

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bagnio; whorehouse; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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supporting_structure

  • noun a structure that serves to support something

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nook

  • noun a sheltered and secluded place
  • noun an interior angle formed by two meeting walls
    corner.
    • a piano was in one corner of the room

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shelter

  • noun a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  • noun protective covering that provides protection from the weather

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rest_house

  • noun a building used for shelter by travelers (especially in areas where there are no hotels)

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garret

  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    attic; loft.

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temple

  • noun place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
  • noun the flat area on either side of the forehead
    • the veins in his temple throbbed

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segmental_arch

  • noun a shallow arch; an arch that is less than a semicircle

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terre

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eating

  • noun the act of consuming food
    feeding.
  • verb take in solid food
    eat.
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?

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business

  • noun a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    business organisation; business concern; business organization; concern.
    • he bought his brother's business
    • a small mom-and-pop business
    • a racially integrated business concern
  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    commercial enterprise; business enterprise.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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manufactured

  • adjective satellite produced in a large-scale industrial operation
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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conformation

  • noun a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; contour; form.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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curl

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curlicue; roll.
  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Robert F. Curl; Robert Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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defensive

  • noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
    defensive attitude.
  • adjective intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    • defensive weapons
    • a defensive stance

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burr

  • noun seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    bur.
  • noun rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

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lincoln_memorial

  • noun memorial building in Washington containing a large marble statue of Abraham Lincoln

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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headstone

  • noun the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
    keystone; key.
  • noun a stone that is used to mark a grave
    gravestone; tombstone.

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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refuge

  • noun a safe place
    safety.
    • He ran to safety
  • noun something or someone turned to for assistance or security
    resort; recourse.
    • his only recourse was the police
    • took refuge in lying

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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broken_arch

  • noun an arch with a gap at the apex; the gap is usually filled with some decoration

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boards

  • noun the stage of a theater
    • most actors love to stride the boards
  • noun the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink

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pyramids_of_egypt

  • noun a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
    Great Pyramid; Pyramid.

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portico

  • noun a porch or entrance to a building consisting of a covered and often columned area

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column

  • noun a line of units following one after another
  • noun a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
    chromatography column.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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breakfast_area

  • noun a place for light meals (usually near a kitchen)
    breakfast nook.
    • the breakfast nook had a built in table and seats

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goalmouth

  • noun (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal

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space_needle

  • noun a tower 605 feet tall in Seattle; a tourist attraction

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army_hut

  • noun temporary military shelter
    hut; field hut.

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tap_house

  • noun a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
    tavern.

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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clubhouse

  • noun a building that is occupied by a social club
    club.
    • the clubhouse needed a new roof

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encumbrance

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; onus; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind
  • noun a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
    incumbrance.

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facility

  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    installation.
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; deftness; adeptness; adroitness.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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high_altar

  • noun the main altar in a church

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tract

  • noun an extended area of land
    piece of land; piece of ground; parcel of land; parcel.
  • noun a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose

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abattoir

  • noun a building where animals are butchered
    butchery; shambles; slaughterhouse.

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shambles

  • noun a condition of great disorder
  • noun a building where animals are butchered
    butchery; abattoir; slaughterhouse.

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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fuselage

  • noun the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)

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hospice

  • noun a lodging for travelers (especially one kept by a monastic order)
  • noun a program of medical and emotional care for the terminally ill

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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sconcheon

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span

  • noun the complete duration of something
    • the job was finished in the span of an hour
  • noun the distance or interval between two points

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arcade

  • noun a covered passageway with shops and stalls on either side
  • noun a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
    colonnade.

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area

  • noun a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    country.
    • it was a mountainous area
    • Bible country
  • noun a subject of study
    • it was his area of specialization
    • areas of interest include...

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stoppage

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; blockage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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hoarding

  • noun large outdoor signboard
    billboard.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; stash; lay away; hive up; hoard.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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spiral

  • noun a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
  • noun a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    helix.

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mantlet

  • noun portable bulletproof shelter
    mantelet.

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lay-by

  • noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
    rest stop; pull-off; rest area; layby.

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development

  • noun act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
    • he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency
    • they funded research and development
  • noun a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    evolution.
    • the development of his ideas took many years
    • the evolution of Greek civilization
    • the slow development of her skill as a writer

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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bowling_alley

  • noun a building that contains several alleys for bowling
  • noun a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
    skittle alley; alley.

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wind_tunnel

  • noun a structure resembling a tunnel where air is blown at known velocities for testing parts of aircraft

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observation_tower

  • noun a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
    lookout; lookout station; observatory.

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packinghouse

  • noun a building where foodstuffs are processed and packed
    • they came from an apple packinghouse
  • noun a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products
    packing plant.

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pigeon_loft

  • noun a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept
    loft.

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signal_box

  • noun a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains
    signal tower.

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overhang

  • noun projection that extends beyond or hangs over something else
  • verb project over

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steel_arch_bridge

  • noun a steel bridge constructed in the form of an arch

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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landing

  • noun an intermediate platform in a staircase
  • noun structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    landing place.

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mobile_home

  • noun a large house trailer that can be connected to utilities and can be parked in one place and used as permanent housing
    manufactured home.

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quad

  • noun one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
    quadruplet.
  • noun a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
    quadriceps femoris; musculus quadriceps femoris; quadriceps.

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hotel-casino

  • noun a business establishment that combines a casino and a hotel
    casino-hotel.
  • noun a building that houses both a hotel and a casino
    casino-hotel.

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construction

  • noun the act of constructing something
    building.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats
  • noun a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    expression; grammatical construction.
    • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner

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proscenium_arch

  • noun the arch over the opening in the proscenium wall

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library

  • noun a room where books are kept
    • they had brandy in the library
  • noun a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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fort

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    garrison.
  • noun a fortified defensive structure
    fortress.

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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blockage

  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    obstruction.
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; stoppage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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stoep

  • noun small porch or set of steps at the front entrance of a house
    stoop.

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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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monument

  • noun a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
    memorial.
  • noun an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

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dead_room

  • noun a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
    morgue; mortuary.

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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skating

  • noun the sport of gliding on skates
  • verb move along on skates
    skate.
    • The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter

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partition

  • noun a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
    divider.
  • noun (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit

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m

  • noun the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    metre; meter.
  • noun concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution
    molarity; molar concentration.

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circus

  • noun a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
    • he ran away from home to join the circus
  • noun a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
    • the children always love to go to the circus

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amphitheater

  • noun a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
    amphitheatre.
  • noun an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
    coliseum; amphitheatre.

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planetarium

  • noun a building housing an instrument for projecting the positions of the planets onto a domed ceiling
  • noun an optical device for projecting images of celestial bodies and other astronomical phenomena onto the inner surface of a hemispherical dome

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prayer

  • noun the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
    supplication.
    • the priest sank to his knees in prayer
  • noun reverent petition to a deity
    orison; petition.

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drip_mold

  • noun (architecture) a projection from a cornice or sill designed to protect the area below from rainwater (as over a window or doorway)
    drip mould; drip.

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bawdyhouse

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; whorehouse; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; house of ill repute.

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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balcony

  • noun an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
  • noun a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet

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pontoon_bridge

  • noun a temporary bridge built over a series of pontoons
    bateau bridge; floating bridge.

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tower_block

  • noun tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
    high-rise.
    • `tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'

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national

  • noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    subject.
    • a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    • national hero
    • national anthem
    • a national landmark

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floor

  • noun the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    flooring.
    • they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
    • we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent
  • noun a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    story; level; storey.
    • what level is the office on?

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triumphal_arch

  • noun a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory

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porch

  • noun a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance

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storage

  • noun the act of storing something
  • noun a depository for goods
    entrepot; depot; store; storehouse.
    • storehouses were built close to the docks

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first_balcony

  • noun first or lowest balcony
    mezzanine.

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field

  • noun a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    • he planted a field of wheat
  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battlefield; battleground; field of battle; field of honor.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

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branch

  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization
    subdivision; arm.
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • noun a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

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gambling

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    play; gaming.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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principle

  • noun a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    rule.
    • their principles of composition characterized all their works
  • noun a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles

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deck-house

  • noun a superstructure on the upper deck of a ship

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cellar

  • noun the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    basement.
  • noun an excavation where root vegetables are stored
    root cellar.

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vaulting

  • noun (architecture) a vaulted structure
    • arches and vaulting
  • noun a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
    curvet.

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scoinson_arch

  • noun an arch that supports part of the wall
    sconcheon arch.

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national_monument

  • noun memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment

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football

  • noun any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
    football game.
  • noun the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

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flange

  • noun a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
    rim.

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false_bottom

  • noun a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)

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living_quarters

  • noun housing available for people to live in
    quarters.
    • he found quarters for his family
    • I visited his bachelor quarters

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brass

  • noun an alloy of copper and zinc
  • noun a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
    brass instrument.

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feedlot

  • noun a building where livestock are fattened for market

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ground_level

  • noun the height of the ground on which something stands
    grade.
    • the base of the tower was below grade
  • noun the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
    ground floor; first floor.

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building

  • noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    edifice.
    • there was a three-story building on the corner
    • it was an imposing edifice
  • noun the act of constructing something
    construction.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats

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squinch

  • noun a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)
  • verb crouch down

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mortuary

  • noun a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation
    morgue; dead room.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of death

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curve

  • noun the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    curved shape.
  • noun a line on a graph representing data

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mast

  • noun a vertical spar for supporting sails
  • noun nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground

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volary

  • noun a building where birds are kept
    bird sanctuary; aviary.

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