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lumberman (Also lumbermen) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to lumberman

laugh_line

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    crow's foot; crow's feet.
  • noun the point of a joke or humorous story
    gag line; tag line; punch line.

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lumberman

  • noun a person who fells trees
    faller; logger; feller; lumberjack.

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pervert

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    deviate; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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lace

  • noun a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    lacing.
  • noun a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

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founder

  • noun inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
    laminitis.
  • noun a person who founds or establishes some institution
    founding father; father; beginner.
    • George Washington is the father of his country

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debauch

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; drunken revelry; debauchery; orgy.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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metroptosis

  • noun prolapse of the uterus
    descensus uteri.

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stack

  • noun an orderly pile
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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alien

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    noncitizen; foreigner; outlander.
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    unknown; stranger.

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avalanche

  • noun a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  • noun a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
    • the program brought an avalanche of mail

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commute

  • noun a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
    • there is standing room only on the high-speed commute
  • verb exchange positions without a change in value
    transpose.
    • These operators commute with each other

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signpost

  • noun a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
    guidepost.
  • verb mark with a signpost, as of a path

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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huckleberry_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huck Finn.

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adjustment

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    fitting; accommodation.
  • noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    modification; alteration.

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toothpick

  • noun pick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastic; used to pick food from between the teeth

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plodding

  • noun hard monotonous routine work
    donkeywork; drudgery; grind.
  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plod.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere

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sherlock_holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Holmes.

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carpet

  • noun floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
    rug; carpeting.
  • noun a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet
    • a carpet of flowers
    • the larvae of some moths spin a web that resembles a carpet

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swaggie

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swagger; swagman.

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isometric

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric line.
  • adjective related by an isometry

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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tile

  • noun a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
  • noun a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
    roofing tile.

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placer_miner

  • noun a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredging

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chatter

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chattering.

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ledger

  • noun a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
    book; book of account; account book; leger.
    • they got a subpoena to examine our books
  • noun an accounting journal as a physical object
    daybook.
    • he bought a new daybook

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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stave

  • noun (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
    staff.
  • noun one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    lag.

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iago

  • noun the villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife

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falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Sir John Falstaff.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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snippet

  • noun a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
    snip; snipping.

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frown_line

  • noun a facial wrinkle associated with frowning

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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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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furrow

  • noun a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; seam; crinkle; line; wrinkle.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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scaramouche

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouch.

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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sinking

  • noun a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    • they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic
  • noun a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    • after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market
    • he could not control the sinking of his legs

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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parcel

  • noun a wrapped container
    package.
  • noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something
    portion; share.
    • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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isometric_line

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric.

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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starting_line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
    start; scratch line; scratch.

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mortice

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortise.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortise.

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herder

  • noun someone who drives a herd
    drover; herdsman.
  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Johann Gottfried von Herder.

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putting

  • noun hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet"
    putt.
    • his putting let him down today
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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hatching

  • noun the production of young from an egg
    hatch.
  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hachure; hatch.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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fag

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; queer; pouf; faggot.
  • noun finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
    cigarette; coffin nail; cigaret; butt.

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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gipsy

  • noun a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
    gypsy; itinerant.
    • itinerant traders
  • noun a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
    Romani; Rommany; Gypsy; Bohemian; Roma; Romany.

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surgical_incision

  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; incision.

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chicken_little

  • noun a fictional character who was hit on the head with an acorn and believed that the sky was falling

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footmark

  • noun a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    footprint; step.
    • the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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wilkins_micawber

  • noun fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Micawber.

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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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housebreaker

  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housewrecker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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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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furring

  • noun a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
  • noun strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
    furring strip.

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ax

  • noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    axe.
  • verb chop or split with an ax
    axe.
    • axe wood

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gold_panner

  • noun a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
    gold miner; gold digger.

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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horseback_riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    riding.

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peon

  • noun a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
    galley slave; navvy; drudge.

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charwoman

  • noun a human female employed to do housework
    char; cleaning woman; woman; cleaning lady.
    • the char will clean the carpet
    • I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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red_line

  • noun a line that is colored red and that bisects an ice hockey rink

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sir_gawain

  • noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Gawain.

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flick

  • noun a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
    • he gave it a flick with his finger
    • he felt the flick of a whip
  • noun a short stroke

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merlin

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
  • noun small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
    pigeon hawk; Falco columbarius.

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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picket

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; sentry; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

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louvre

  • noun one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
    fin; louver.
  • noun an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
    Louvre Museum.

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trend

  • noun a general direction in which something tends to move
    tendency.
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
  • noun general line of orientation
    course.
    • the river takes a southern course
    • the northeastern trend of the coast

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james_bond

  • noun British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    Bond.

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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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hodman

  • noun a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
    hod carrier.

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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roof

  • noun a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
  • noun protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

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pratfall

  • noun a fall onto your buttocks
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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babar

  • noun an imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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bolt_cutter

  • noun an implement for cutting bolts

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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index

  • noun a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; indicator; indicant.

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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simon_legree

  • noun a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
    slave driver.
  • noun the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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wreck

  • noun something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    • the house was a wreck when they bought it
    • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
  • noun an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    shipwreck.

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get_down

  • verb lower (one's body) as by kneeling
    • Get down on your knees!
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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saw

  • noun a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
    proverb; byword; adage.
  • noun hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

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farm_worker

  • noun a hired hand on a farm
    field hand; fieldhand; farmhand.

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fillet

  • noun a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
    filet.
  • noun a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
    fish filet; fish fillet; filet.

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skid

  • noun one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    shoe; brake shoe.

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crush

  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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nurse

  • noun one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nursemaid; nanny.

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intravenous_drip

  • noun slow continuous drip introducing solutions intravenously (a drop at a time)

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free_fall

  • noun the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field
  • noun a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    drop; dip; fall.
    • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
    • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
    • a dip in prices
    • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

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jackstraw

  • noun a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
    spillikin.

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slicer

  • noun a golfer whose shots typically curve right (for right-handed golfers)
  • noun a machine for cutting; usually with a revolving blade

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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hash

  • noun chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    hasheesh; haschisch; hashish.

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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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tread

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; stride.
  • noun the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire

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perry_mason

  • noun fictional detective in novels by Erle Stanley Gardner

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elbow_grease

  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; effort; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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mule

  • noun hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
  • noun a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
    scuff.

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mud_digger

  • noun a laborer who digs ditches
    ditch digger.

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poleaxe

  • noun an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
    poleax.
  • noun a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
    poleax.

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drudgery

  • noun hard monotonous routine work
    donkeywork; plodding; grind.

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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poleax

  • noun an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
    poleaxe.
  • noun a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick
    poleaxe.

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sawing_machine

  • noun a power tool for cutting wood
    power saw; saw.

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hoof_mark

  • noun a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
    hoofprint; hoof-mark.

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chimneysweep

  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweeper; sweep.

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scaramouch

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouche.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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rail-splitter

  • noun a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences
    splitter.

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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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convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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landslide

  • noun an overwhelming electoral victory
    • Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide
  • noun a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
    landslip.

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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beatrice

  • noun the woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy

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nephroptosia

  • noun prolapse of the kidney
    nephroptosis.

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scramble

  • noun an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
    scuffle.
  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scurry.

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tinker

  • noun a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
    tinkerer.
  • noun formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living

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line_of_fate

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of Saturn; line of destiny.

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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hachure

  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hatching; hatch.

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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wrack

  • noun dried seaweed especially that cast ashore
  • noun the destruction or collapse of something
    rack.
    • wrack and ruin

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declivity

  • noun a downward slope or bend
    decline; descent; downslope; declination; fall; declension.

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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sawyer

  • noun one who is employed to saw wood
  • noun any of several beetles whose larvae bore holes in dead or dying trees especially conifers
    sawyer beetle.

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clout

  • noun a target used in archery
  • noun special advantage or influence
    pull.
    • the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull

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scratch_line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
    start; starting line; scratch.

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decrease

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; lessening.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrement.

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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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crow's_foot

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    laugh line; crow's feet.
  • noun large tree of Australasia
    silky elm; booyong; brown oak; red beech; Terrietia trifoliolata; stave wood; Heritiera trifoliolata.

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cloud

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

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lime

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; slaked lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate.
  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; unslaked lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.

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planing_machine

  • noun a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
    plane; planer.

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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cutting_tool

  • noun a cutting implement; a tool for cutting
    cutlery; cutter.

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manicurist

  • noun a beautician who cleans and trims and polishes the fingernails

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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guideline

  • noun a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
  • noun a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
    road map.
    • the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam

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piggyback

  • noun the act of carrying something piggyback
  • verb ride on someone's shoulders or back

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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line_of_heart

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    heart line; love line; mensal line.

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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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soil

  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; dirt; grime; grunge; stain.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    dirt.

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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manual_labor

  • noun labor done with the hands
    manual labour.

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swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

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going_under

  • noun (of a ship) sinking
    foundering.

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steeplejack

  • noun someone who builds or maintains very tall structures

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dockworker

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock worker; dock-walloper; lumper; dockhand; loader; stevedore; docker; longshoreman.

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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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faller

  • noun a person who fells trees
    lumberman; logger; feller; lumberjack.
  • noun a person who falls
    • one of them was safe but they were unable to save the faller
    • a faller among thieves

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hired_hand

  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired man; hand.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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sharecrop_farmer

  • noun small farmers and tenants
    cropper; sharecropper.

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cross_hair

  • noun either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration
    cross wire.
    • he had the target in his cross hairs

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immersion

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    submersion; submergence; submerging.
  • noun (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
    ingress.

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purse

  • noun a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    handbag; bag; pocketbook.
    • she reached into her bag and found a comb
  • noun a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
    • he made the contribution out of his own purse
    • he and his wife shared a common purse

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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stone

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

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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goofy

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; sappy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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labourer

  • noun someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    manual laborer; laborer; jack.

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    horseback riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    horseback riding.

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indent

  • noun an order for goods to be exported or imported
  • noun the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
    indention; indenture; indentation.

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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garboard_strake

  • noun the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
    garboard plank; garboard.

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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blindfold

  • noun a cloth used to cover the eyes
  • verb cover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeing
    • the hostage was blindfolded and driven away

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sculptor

  • noun an artist who creates sculptures
    statue maker; carver; sculpturer.
  • noun a faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix and Cetus

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laborer

  • noun someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    labourer; manual laborer; jack.

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gravel

  • noun rock fragments and pebbles
    crushed rock.
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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hired_man

  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hand.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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jab

  • noun a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    poke; thrusting; poking; jabbing; thrust.
    • he warned me with a jab with his finger
    • he made a thrusting motion with his fist
  • noun a quick short straight punch

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lumberjack

  • noun a person who fells trees
    faller; lumberman; logger; feller.
  • noun a short warm outer jacket
    lumber jacket.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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chisel

  • noun an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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dousing

  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; ducking; submersion.
  • verb put out, as of a candle or a light
    douse; put out.
    • Douse the lights

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hamlet

  • noun a community of people smaller than a village
    crossroads.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father

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bore-hole

  • noun a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
    bore; drill hole.

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lumber

  • noun the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    timber.
  • noun an implement used in baseball by the batter
    baseball bat.

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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smear

  • noun slanderous defamation
    malignment; vilification.
  • noun a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
    cytosmear; cytologic smear.

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elbow

  • noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    elbow joint; cubitus; human elbow; articulatio cubiti; cubital joint.
  • noun a sharp bend in a road or river

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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modifier

  • noun a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    qualifier.
  • noun a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

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dissolve

  • noun (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • verb become weaker
    fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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power_saw

  • noun a power tool for cutting wood
    saw; sawing machine.

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crosshatch

  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    hachure; hatching; hatch.
  • verb shade with multiple crossing lines
    • the draftsman crosshatched the area

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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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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cowl

  • noun protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
    bonnet; cowling; hood.
    • there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars
    • the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine
  • noun a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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plank_over

  • verb cover with planks
    plank.
    • The streets were planked

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parachute

  • noun rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
    chute.
  • verb jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
    jump; chute.

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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slit

  • noun a long narrow opening
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; twat; cunt.

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galahad

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Sir Galahad.

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graduation

  • noun the successful completion of a program of study
  • noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    graduation exercise; commencement ceremony; commencement; commencement exercise.

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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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uncle_sam

  • noun a personification of the United States government

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robin_hood

  • noun legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor

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topple

  • verb fall down, as if collapsing
    tumble.
    • The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it
  • verb cause to topple or tumble by pushing
    tip; tumble.

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scar

  • noun a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
    cicatrix; cicatrice.
  • noun an indication of damage
    scratch; scrape; mark.

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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mother_goose

  • noun the imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes

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hod

  • noun an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder

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sideline

  • noun a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
    out of bounds.
  • noun an auxiliary line of merchandise

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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goal

  • noun the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
    end.
    • the ends justify the means
  • noun the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    destination; finish.
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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raddle

  • noun a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
    reddle; ruddle.
  • verb twist or braid together, interlace
    ruddle.

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dimple

  • noun a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
    dimpled chad; pregnant chad.
  • noun any slight depression in a surface
    • there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball

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bunk

  • noun a long trough for feeding cattle
    feed bunk.
  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    built in bed; berth.

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snip

  • noun a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
    snippet; snipping.
  • noun the act of clipping or snipping
    clipping; clip.

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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enteroptosis

  • noun an abnormally downward position of the intestines in the abdominal cavity

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delay

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    hold; postponement; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    holdup.

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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snipping

  • noun a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
    snip; snippet.
  • verb sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    snip; nip; nip off; snip off; clip.
    • nip off the flowers

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bunt

  • noun (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  • noun disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
    stinking smut.

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sword

  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    steel; brand; blade.

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hostler

  • noun someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
    ostler; groom; stableboy; stableman.

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spud

  • noun an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    potato; murphy; Irish potato; tater; white potato.
  • noun a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
    stump spud.

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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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gash

  • noun a wound made by cutting
    cut; slice; slash.
    • he put a bandage over the cut
  • noun a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    cut.

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serif

  • noun a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
    seriph.

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smut

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    soot; crock; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

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life_line

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    lifeline; line of life.

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stone_drill

  • noun a drill for penetrating rock
    rock drill; borer; bore bit.

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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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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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whittle

  • verb cut small bits or pare shavings from
    pare.
    • whittle a piece of wood
  • noun English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
    Sir Frank Whittle; Frank Whittle.

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plane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • noun (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    sheet.
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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hob

  • noun (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
    hobgoblin; goblin.
  • noun (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
    gremlin; elf; brownie; pixie; imp; pixy.

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whittler

  • noun someone who whittles (usually as an idle pastime)

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manual_laborer

  • noun someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    labourer; laborer; jack.

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book_binding

  • noun the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
    cover; binding; back.
    • the book had a leather binding

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foundering

  • noun (of a ship) sinking
    going under.
  • verb fail utterly; collapse
    founder; flop; fall through; fall flat.
    • The project foundered

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coif

  • noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    hairdo; hairstyle; hair style; coiffure.
  • noun a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law

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baseline

  • noun an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
    • the established a baseline for the budget
  • noun the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
    service line.

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marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Christopher Marlowe.
  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Philip Marlowe.

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chute

  • noun rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
    parachute.
  • noun sloping channel through which things can descend
    sloping trough; slideway; slide.

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drape

  • noun hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    curtain; pall; drapery; mantle.
  • noun the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
    • she adjusted the drape of her skirt

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crepe

  • noun paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
    crepe paper.
  • noun small very thin pancake
    crape; French pancake.

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outline

  • noun the line that appears to bound an object
    lineation.
  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; synopsis; abstract.

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leger_line

  • noun a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
    ledger line.

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pearly

  • noun informal terms for a human `tooth'
    chopper.
  • adjective satellite of a white the color of pearls
    pearly-white.

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uterus

  • noun a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
    womb.

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coat

  • noun an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  • noun a thin layer covering something
    coating.
    • a second coat of paint

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puller

  • noun someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
  • noun someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
    tugger; dragger.

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haymow

  • noun a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
  • noun a loft in a barn where hay is stored
    mow; hayloft.

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stain

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

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cutlery

  • noun a cutting implement; a tool for cutting
    cutting tool; cutter.
  • noun tableware implements for cutting and eating food
    eating utensil.

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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meat

  • noun the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  • noun the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    kernel.
    • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

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coal

  • noun fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
  • noun a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering
    ember.

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switch

  • noun control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    electric switch; electrical switch.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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fictitious

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fabricated; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty

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stevedore

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock worker; dock-walloper; lumper; dockhand; loader; dockworker; docker; longshoreman.

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shade

  • noun relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
    shadowiness; shadiness.
    • it is much cooler in the shade
    • there's too much shadiness to take good photographs
  • noun a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    tint; tone; tincture.
    • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

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squiggle

  • noun a short twisting line
    curlicue.
  • noun an illegible scrawl
    • his signature was just a squiggle but only he could make that squiggle

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housewrecker

  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housebreaker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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huck_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huckleberry Finn.

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el_cid

  • noun the hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century

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piece

  • noun a separate part of a whole
    • an important piece of the evidence
  • noun an item that is an instance of some type;
    • he designed a new piece of equipment
    • she bought a lovely piece of china

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abseil

  • noun (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
    rappel.
  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    rappel; rope down.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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footstep

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    step; footfall.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch
  • noun the act of taking a step in walking

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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farmhand

  • noun a hired hand on a farm
    farm worker; field hand; fieldhand.

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lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Edward Lear.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    King Lear.

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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agricultural

  • adjective relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
    • agricultural engineering
    • modern agricultural (or farming) methods
    • agricultural (or farm) equipment
    • an agricultural college
  • adjective satellite relating to rural matters
    farming; agrarian.
    • an agrarian (or agricultural) society
    • farming communities

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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chimneysweeper

  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweep; sweep.

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sod

  • noun surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
    sward; turf; greensward.
  • noun an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen
    superoxide dismutase.
    • oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes

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go_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    descend; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    settle; sink; go under.

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meat_cleaver

  • noun a butcher's knife having a large square blade
    cleaver; chopper.

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thumb

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

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lifeline

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    line of life; life line.
  • noun support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)
    • the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin
    • she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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ureterocele

  • noun prolapse of the end of the ureter into the bladder; may obstruct urine flow

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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window

  • noun a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
  • noun a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

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glossoptosis

  • noun abnormal downward or back placement of the tongue

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farmer

  • noun a person who operates a farm
    granger; sodbuster; husbandman.
  • noun United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920)
    James Leonard Farmer.

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ali_baba

  • noun the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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scriber

  • noun a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
    scratch awl; scribe.

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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lath

  • noun a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework

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shear

  • noun (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
    • the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram
  • noun a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

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cutter

  • noun someone who cuts or carves stone
    stonecutter.
  • noun someone who carves the meat
    carver.

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undercut

  • noun the material removed by a cut made underneath
  • noun the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    tenderloin.

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dag

  • noun 10 grams
    decagram; dekagram; dkg.
  • noun a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing
    jag.

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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snoopy

  • noun a fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz
  • adjective satellite offensively curious or inquisitive
    nosy; prying; nosey.
    • curious about the neighbor's doings
    • he flipped through my letters in his nosy way
    • prying eyes
    • the snoopy neighbor watched us all day

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dab

  • noun a light touch or stroke
    pat; tap.
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splatter; splash.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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splitter

  • noun a worker who splits fish and removes the backbone
  • noun a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
    divider.

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plaster

  • noun a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
  • noun any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
    plaster of Paris.

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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line_of_scrimmage

  • noun line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football
    scrimmage line.
    • the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage

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whipsaw

  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; two-man saw; two-handed saw.
  • verb victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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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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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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pruner

  • noun a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs
    trimmer.
    • untouched by the pruner's axe
  • noun a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees
    lopper; pruning hook.

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drilling

  • noun the act of drilling
    boring.
  • noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    oil production; boring.

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manicure

  • noun professional care for the hands and fingernails
  • verb trim carefully and neatly
    • manicure fingernails

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fingerprint

  • noun a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
  • noun a generic term for any identifying characteristic
    • that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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horatio_hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Captain Horatio Hornblower.

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hayloft

  • noun a loft in a barn where hay is stored
    mow; haymow.

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day

  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  • noun some point or period in time
    • it should arrive any day now
    • after that day she never trusted him again
    • those were the days
    • these days it is not unusual

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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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bread

  • noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    breadstuff; staff of life.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly.

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daub

  • noun material used to daub walls
  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; blot; slur; smear; spot; smudge.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek

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plank

  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    board.
  • noun an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

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chamfer

  • noun two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
    bevel; cant.
  • verb cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel
    bevel.
    • bevel the surface

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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dockhand

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock worker; dock-walloper; lumper; loader; stevedore; dockworker; docker; longshoreman.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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dinge

  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness
    dinginess.
  • verb make a dent or impression in
    batter.
    • dinge a soft hat

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thumb_index

  • noun one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections

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downslope

  • noun a downward slope or bend
    decline; descent; declivity; declination; fall; declension.

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hod_carrier

  • noun a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
    hodman.

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peasant

  • noun a country person
    bucolic; provincial.
  • noun one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers

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sweeney_todd

  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Todd.

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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woodworking_plane

  • noun a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
    carpenter's plane; plane.
    • the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work

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athletics

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    sport.
  • noun a contest between athletes
    athletic competition; athletic contest.

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chipping

  • noun the act of chipping something
    chip; splintering.
  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    break away; chip; chip off; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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wonk

  • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    grind; dweeb; nerd; swot.

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nick

  • noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    ding; gouge; dent.
  • noun (British slang) a prison
    • he's in the nick

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balkline

  • noun line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
    string line; baulk-line.

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submersion

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    immersion; submergence; submerging.
  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; ducking; dousing.

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garment

  • noun an article of clothing
    • garments of the finest silk
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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baulk

  • noun the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    balk.
    • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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wrap

  • noun cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    wrapper.
  • noun a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

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oil

  • noun a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  • noun oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    oil color; oil colour.

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guenevere

  • noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Guinevere.

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stableboy

  • noun someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
    hostler; ostler; groom; stableman.

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splintering

  • noun the act of chipping something
    chip; chipping.
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    splinter; break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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cavalry_sword

  • noun a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
    sabre; saber.

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shearing

  • noun removing by cutting off or clipping
  • verb cut with shears
    shear.
    • shear hedges

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wallpaper

  • noun a decorative paper for the walls of rooms
  • verb cover with wallpaper
    paper.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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hacker

  • noun someone who plays golf poorly
  • noun a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
    cyber-terrorist; cyberpunk.

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trench

  • noun a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    oceanic abyss; deep.

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canvas

  • noun a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
    canvass.
  • noun an oil painting on canvas fabric
    canvass.

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louver

  • noun one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
    fin; louvre.

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pied_piper_of_hamelin

  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper.

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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disarray

  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    confusion; confusedness; mental confusion; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions
  • noun untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)
    disorderliness.

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gandy_dancer

  • noun a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang

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skyline

  • noun the outline of objects seen against the sky
  • noun the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
    visible horizon; sensible horizon; horizon; apparent horizon.

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dock_worker

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock-walloper; lumper; dockhand; loader; stevedore; dockworker; docker; longshoreman.

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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ranch_hand

  • noun a hired hand on a ranch

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pied_piper

  • noun a leader who entices people to follow (especially to their doom)
  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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pock

  • noun a pustule in an eruptive disease
  • verb mark with a scar
    scar; pit; mark.
    • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

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gold_digger

  • noun a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
    gold miner; gold panner.
  • noun a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement

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frankenstein

  • noun an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
  • noun the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Frankenstein's monster.

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saturn

  • noun a giant planet that is surrounded by three planar concentric rings of ice particles; the 6th planet from the sun
  • noun (Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation; counterpart of Greek Cronus
    • Saturday is Saturn's Day

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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matchboard

  • noun a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor)

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nephroptosis

  • noun prolapse of the kidney
    nephroptosia.

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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statue_maker

  • noun an artist who creates sculptures
    carver; sculptor; sculpturer.

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pantaloon

  • noun a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes
  • noun a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man

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parachute_jumper

  • noun a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachute
    parachutist; parachuter.

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beowulf

  • noun the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

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leger

  • noun a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
    book; book of account; account book; ledger.
    • they got a subpoena to examine our books
  • noun French painter who was an early cubist (1881-1955)
    Fernand Leger.

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knock_down

  • verb cause to come or go down
    down; push down; pull down; cut down.
    • The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect
    • The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
  • verb knock down with force
    floor; dump; coldcock; deck.
    • He decked his opponent

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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garboard_plank

  • noun the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
    garboard strake; garboard.

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furring_strip

  • noun strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
    furring.

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line_of_saturn

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of destiny; line of fate.

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garboard

  • noun the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
    garboard strake; garboard plank.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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prolapsus

  • noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
    prolapse; descensus.

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ash

  • noun the residue that remains when something is burned
  • noun any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus
    ash tree.

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prospector

  • noun someone who explores an area for mineral deposits

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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blister

  • noun a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
  • noun (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin

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yard

  • noun a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
    pace.
  • noun the enclosed land around a house or other building
    curtilage; grounds.
    • it was a small house with almost no yard

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dishwasher

  • noun a machine for washing dishes
    dish washer; dishwashing machine.
  • noun someone who washes dishes

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gulliver

  • noun a fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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tomahawk

  • noun weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
    hatchet.
  • verb cut with a tomahawk

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swagman

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagger.

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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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filter

  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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stride

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; tread.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; step.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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fleck

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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colonel_blimp

  • noun any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
    Blimp.
  • noun a pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low

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sinbad

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Sinbad the Sailor.

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uncle_remus

  • noun the fictional storyteller of tales written in the Black Vernacular and set in the South; the tales were first collected and published in book form in 1880

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trickle

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    drip; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • verb run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
    filter; dribble.
    • water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose
    • reports began to dribble in

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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finish_line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
    finishing line.

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stripe

  • noun an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
    band; banding.
  • noun a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service

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crape

  • noun small very thin pancake
    crepe; French pancake.
  • noun a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
    crepe.

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shave

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shaving.
  • verb remove body hair with a razor

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mintmark

  • noun a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced

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serration

  • noun the condition of being serrated
    • the serrations of a city skyline
  • noun a row of notches
    • the pliers had serrations to improve the grip

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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galley

  • noun a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow; a complement of 1,000 men; used mainly in the Mediterranean for war and trading
  • noun (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars

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yard_line

  • noun in football; line parallel to the goal lines indicating position on the field

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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footprint

  • noun a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    step; footmark.
    • the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window
  • noun a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
    • the footprints of an earlier civilization

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plummet

  • noun the metal bob of a plumb line
    plumb bob; plumb.
  • verb drop sharply
    plump.
    • The stock market plummeted

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chopper

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

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chipboard

  • noun a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin
    hardboard.

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rope_down

  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    abseil; rappel.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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ditch

  • noun a long narrow excavation in the earth
  • noun any small natural waterway

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hoof

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

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hood

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie.
  • noun a protective covering that is part of a plant
    cap.

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interchange

  • noun a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
  • noun mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    reciprocation; give-and-take.

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roll_down

  • verb gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
    avalanche.

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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dump

  • noun a coarse term for defecation
    shit.
    • he took a shit
  • noun a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    trash dump; rubbish dump; dumpsite; wasteyard; waste-yard; garbage dump.

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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grime

  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; dirt; soil; grunge; stain.
  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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ditch_digger

  • noun a laborer who digs ditches
    mud digger.

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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paint

  • noun a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
    pigment.
    • artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably
  • noun (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
    key.
    • he hit a jump shot from the top of the key
    • he dominates play in the paint

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drill_hole

  • noun a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
    bore-hole; bore.

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hardboard

  • noun a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin
    chipboard.

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shylock

  • noun someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
    moneylender; loan shark; usurer.
  • noun a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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uncle_tom

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Tom.
  • noun a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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boil

  • noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
    furuncle.
  • noun the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
    boiling point.
    • they brought the water to a boil

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hue

  • noun the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
    chromaticity.
  • verb take on color or become colored
    • In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey

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sharecropper

  • noun small farmers and tenants
    cropper; sharecrop farmer.

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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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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lunger

  • noun someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
  • noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
    tubercular; consumptive.

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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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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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prolapse

  • noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
    prolapsus; descensus.
  • verb slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
    • prolapsed rectum

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bracero

  • noun a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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cleaning_woman

  • noun a human female employed to do housework
    char; woman; charwoman; cleaning lady.
    • the char will clean the carpet
    • I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

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peck

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

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lilliputian

  • noun a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • noun a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    state of grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    gracility.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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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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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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hired

  • adjective satellite having services engaged for a fee
    • hired hands
    • a hired gun
  • verb engage or hire for work
    employ; hire; engage.
    • They hired two new secretaries in the department
    • How many people has she employed?

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pusher

  • noun one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
    thruster.
  • noun an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
    drug peddler; drug dealer; drug trafficker; peddler.

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finishing_line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
    finish line.

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incision

  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; dent.
  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; surgical incision.

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boring

  • noun the act of drilling
    drilling.
  • noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    oil production; drilling.

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sculpturer

  • noun an artist who creates sculptures
    statue maker; carver; sculptor.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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submergence

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    immersion; submersion; submerging.

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isolde

  • noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Iseult.

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bind

  • noun something that hinders as if with bonds
  • verb stick to firmly
    stick to; hold fast; adhere; stick; bond.
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

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walloper

  • noun a very hard hitter
  • noun a winner by a wide margin

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transferrer

  • noun someone who transfers something
    transferer.

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sculpture

  • noun a three-dimensional work of plastic art
  • noun creating figures or designs in three dimensions
    carving.

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spotter

  • noun a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
  • noun a worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers)

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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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cleaner

  • noun a preparation used in cleaning something
    cleansing agent; cleanser.
  • noun the operator of dry-cleaning establishment
    dry cleaner.

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hairline

  • noun a very thin line
  • noun the natural margin formed by hair on the head

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spillikin

  • noun a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
    jackstraw.

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clip

  • noun a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    magazine; cartridge holder; cartridge clip.
  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    time.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip

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slasher

  • noun someone who slashes another person
  • noun a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing

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rumpelstiltskin

  • noun a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself

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slat

  • noun a thin strip (wood or metal)
    spline.
  • verb equip or bar with slats
    • Slat the windows

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tristan

  • noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Tristram.

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mine

  • noun excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  • noun explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

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slap

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    smack.
  • noun the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    smacking; smack.

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bluebeard

  • noun (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience

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mule_driver

  • noun a worker who drives mules
    muleteer; mule skinner; skinner.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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oil_production

  • noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    boring; drilling.

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travail

  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; confinement; labour.
    • she was in labor for six hours
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; effort; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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climb_down

  • verb come down
    alight.
    • the birds alighted

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nock

  • verb make small marks into the surface of
    score; mark.
    • score the clay before firing it

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pangloss

  • noun an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire

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silhouette

  • noun an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
  • noun a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color

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coal_miner

  • noun someone who works in a coal mine
    collier; pitman.

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cascade

  • noun a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  • noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
    • progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
    • separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes

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strike_down

  • verb declare null and void; make ineffective
    cancel.
    • Cancel the election results
    • strike down a law
  • verb cause to die, especially suddenly
    • The disease struck down many young men in the village

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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gunnel

  • noun wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
    gunwale; gun rest.
  • noun small eellike fishes common in shallow waters of the northern Atlantic
    bracketed blenny.

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labour

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; proletariat; labor.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    travail; lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; confinement.
    • she was in labor for six hours

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othello

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife

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hatch

  • noun the production of young from an egg
    hatching.
  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hachure; hatching.

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cropper

  • noun small farmers and tenants
    sharecrop farmer; sharecropper.

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parachuting

  • noun descent with a parachute
    jump.
    • he had done a lot of parachuting in the army
  • verb jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
    parachute; jump; chute.

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tool

  • noun an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    instrument.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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swot

  • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    wonk; grind; dweeb; nerd.
  • verb study intensively, as before an exam
    drum; grind away; swot up; bone up; get up; bone; cram; mug up.
    • I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam

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caliber

  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    quality; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber
  • noun diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    bore; gauge; calibre.

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mountaineer

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountain climber.
  • verb climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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reach

  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    range.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; orbit; range; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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buffet

  • noun a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
    sideboard; counter.
  • noun a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves

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scarify

  • verb puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
    • The men in some African tribes scarify their faces
  • verb scratch the surface of
    • scarify seeds

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staff_line

  • noun any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff

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awl

  • noun a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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lancelot

  • noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Sir Lancelot.

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crow's_feet

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    laugh line; crow's foot.

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paul_bunyan

  • noun a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Bunyan.
    • Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe
    • the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water

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pruning_hook

  • noun a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees
    lopper; pruner.

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bore_bit

  • noun a drill for penetrating rock
    stone drill; rock drill; borer.

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docker

  • noun a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    dock worker; dock-walloper; lumper; dockhand; loader; stevedore; dockworker; longshoreman.

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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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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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scrambler

  • noun a rapid mover; someone who scrambles
    • their quarterback was a good scrambler
    • scramblers can often unnerve a better tennis player
  • noun a lightweight motorcycle equipped with rugged tires and suspension; an off-road motorcycle designed for riding cross country or over unpaved ground
    dirt bike; trail bike.

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fingerboard

  • noun a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
    fingerpost.
  • noun a bank of keys on a musical instrument
    clavier; piano keyboard.

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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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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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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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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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unhorse

  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; dismount; get off; get down.

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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mensal_line

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; heart line; love line.

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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axe

  • noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    ax.
  • verb chop or split with an ax
    ax.
    • axe wood

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notch

  • noun a V-shaped indentation
    • mandibular notch
  • noun the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    mountain pass; pass.
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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dot

  • noun a very small circular shape
    point.
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
  • noun the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    Department of Transportation; Transportation.

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mortise

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortice.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortice.

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get-up-and-go

  • noun enterprising or ambitious drive
    push; energy.
    • Europeans often laugh at American energy

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gold

  • noun coins made of gold
  • noun a deep yellow color
    amber.
    • an amber light illuminated the room
    • he admired the gold of her hair

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alight

  • verb to come to rest, settle
    perch; light.
    • Misfortune lighted upon him
  • verb come down
    climb down.
    • the birds alighted

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mince

  • noun food chopped into small bits
    • a mince of mushrooms
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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strike_hard

  • verb deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
    knock.

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svengali

  • noun someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
  • noun the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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dotted_line

  • noun a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract
    • just sign on the dotted line

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hack

  • noun one who works hard at boring tasks
    hacker; drudge.
  • noun a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
    political hack; machine politician; ward-heeler.

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tracklayer

  • noun a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
    platelayer.

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pluto

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • noun (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
    Aidoneus; Aides; Hades.

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staff

  • noun personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • the hospital has an excellent nursing staff
    • the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions
  • noun a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
    • he walked with the help of a wooden staff

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impact

  • noun the striking of one body against another
  • noun a forceful consequence; a strong effect
    wallop.
    • the book had an important impact on my thinking
    • the book packs a wallop

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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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dice

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    die.
  • verb cut into cubes
    cube.
    • cube the cheese

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itinerant

  • noun a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
    gypsy; gipsy.
    • itinerant traders
  • adjective satellite traveling from place to place to work
    • itinerant labor
    • an itinerant judge

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cheshire_cat

  • noun a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face; created by Lewis Carroll

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cloak

  • noun anything that covers or conceals
  • noun a loose outer garment

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sublimate

  • noun the product of vaporization of a solid
  • verb direct energy or urges into useful activities

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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crow

  • noun black birds having a raucous call
  • noun the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)

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stableman

  • noun someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
    hostler; ostler; groom; stableboy.

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jag

  • noun a sharp projection on an edge or surface
    • he clutched a jag of the rock
  • noun a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing

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inspector_maigret

  • noun a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Commissaire Maigret.

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bobtail

  • noun a short or shortened tail of certain animals
    dock; bob.
  • noun large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain
    Old English sheepdog.

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over

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

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pan

  • noun cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
    cooking pan.
  • noun (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
    goat god.

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lightening

  • noun descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
  • noun changing to a lighter color
    whitening.

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cube

  • noun a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces
    regular hexahedron.
  • noun a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
    block.

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hit

  • noun (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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street_sweeper

  • noun a worker employed to clean streets (especially one employed by a municipal sanitation department)
    street cleaner.

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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batten

  • noun stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
    batting.
  • noun a strip fixed to something to hold it firm

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dope

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; gage; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; locoweed.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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ascender

  • noun someone who ascends
  • noun a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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little_john

  • noun legendary follower of Robin Hood; noted for his size and strength

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batter

  • noun (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    batsman; slugger; hitter.
  • noun a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking

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beak

  • noun beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
  • noun horny projecting mouth of a bird
    nib; pecker; bill; neb.

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julienne

  • noun a vegetable cut into thin strips (usually used as a garnish)
    julienne vegetable.
  • noun a clear soup garnished with julienne vegetables

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spur

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spine; acantha.

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service_line

  • noun the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
    baseline.

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gem

  • noun art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    treasure.
  • noun a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
    stone; gemstone.
    • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
    • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

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ptosis

  • noun drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness

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strip_miner

  • noun a miner who does strip mining

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yardman

  • noun worker in a railway yard
  • noun a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)

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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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hitter

  • noun (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    batsman; batter; slugger.
  • noun someone who hits
    striker.
    • a hard hitter
    • a fine striker of the ball
    • blacksmiths are good hitters

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covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; natural covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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wrecker

  • noun someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    diversionist; saboteur.

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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alteration

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; change.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    modification; adjustment.

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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rappel

  • noun (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
    abseil.
  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    abseil; rope down.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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sinker

  • noun a small ring-shaped friedcake
    donut; doughnut.
  • noun a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)

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girdle

  • noun an encircling or ringlike structure
  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    cincture; waistband; sash; waistcloth.

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finishing

  • noun a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    finish; coating.
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
  • noun the act of finishing
    finish.
    • his best finish in a major tournament was third
    • the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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severing

  • noun the act of severing
    severance.
  • verb set or keep apart
    sever; break up.
    • sever a relationship

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window_cleaner

  • noun someone who cleans windows for pay

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king_lear

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    Lear.

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ostler

  • noun someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
    hostler; groom; stableboy; stableman.

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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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aladdin

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie

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scourer

  • noun someone who cleanses by scouring
  • noun someone who travels widely and energetically
    • he was a scourer of the seven seas

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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barb

  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; dig; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  • noun the pointed part of barbed wire

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seam

  • noun joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; crinkle; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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sclaff

  • noun a poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball
  • verb strike (a golf ball) such that the ground is scraped first

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bark

  • noun tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  • noun a noise resembling the bark of a dog

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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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diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    plunger.

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shower

  • noun a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
    • they installed a shower in the bathroom
  • noun washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
    shower bath.
    • he took a shower after the game

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incisura

  • noun (anatomy) a notch or small hollow
    incisure.

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cave_in

  • noun the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    subsidence.
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; give way; break; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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destiny

  • noun an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
    fate.
  • noun the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
    fate.
    • we are helpless in the face of destiny

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faustus

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faust.

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reform

  • noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
    • justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts
  • noun a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
    • the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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ornament

  • noun something used to beautify
    decoration; ornamentation.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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drover

  • noun someone who drives a herd
    herder; herdsman.

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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knap

  • verb strike sharply
    rap.
    • rap him on the knuckles
  • verb break a small piece off from
    cut off; chip; break off.
    • chip the glass
    • chip a tooth

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footprint_evidence

  • noun evidence in the form of footprints
    • there was footprint evidence that he had been at the scene of the crime

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tarzan

  • noun (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan of the Apes.

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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hoof-mark

  • noun a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
    hoof mark; hoofprint.

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robinson_crusoe

  • noun the hero of Daniel Defoe's novel about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island

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timber

  • noun the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    lumber.
  • noun a beam made of wood

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jumper

  • noun a person who jumps
    • as the jumper neared the ground he lost control
    • the jumper's parachute opened
  • noun an athlete who competes at jumping
    • he is one hell of a jumper

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settlings

  • noun sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
    dregs.
  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
    settling; subsidence; subsiding.

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blinker

  • noun a light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages
    flasher.
  • noun a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn
    trafficator; turn indicator; turn signal.

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redcap

  • noun a member of the military police in Britain
  • noun a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station

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ledger_line

  • noun a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
    leger line.

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transpose

  • noun a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
  • verb change the order or arrangement of
    commute; permute.
    • Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

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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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section_hand

  • noun a laborer assigned to a section gang

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.