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  • 121coral fishes — Pomacentroid Po ma*cen troid, a. [Gr. ? a cover + ? a prickle + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to the {Pomacentrid[ae]}, a family of bright colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; often called {coral fishes}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 122Green brier — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …

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  • 123jack pins — Tack Tack, n. [OE. tak, takke, a fastening; akin to D. tak a branch, twig, G. zacke a twig, prong, spike, Dan. takke a tack, spike; cf. also Sw. tagg prickle, point, Icel. t[=a]g a willow twig, Ir. taca a peg, nail, fastening, Gael. tacaid, Armor …

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  • 124Peg — Peg, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden pin, or… …

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  • 125Peg ladder — Peg Peg, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden pin,… …

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  • 126Peg tankard — Peg Peg, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden pin,… …

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  • 127Peg tooth — Peg Peg, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden pin,… …

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  • 128Peg top — Peg Peg, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden pin,… …

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  • 129Pointal — Point al, n. [From {Point}: cf. F. pointal an upright wooden prop, OF. pointille a prick or prickle.] 1. (Bot.) The pistil of a plant. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of pencil or style used with the tablets of the Middle Ages. A pair of tablets [i. e …

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  • 130Pomacentroid — Po ma*cen troid, a. [Gr. ? a cover + ? a prickle + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to the {Pomacentrid[ae]}, a family of bright colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; often called {coral fishes}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 131Pricker — Prick er, n. 1. One who, or that which, pricks; a pointed instrument; a sharp point; a prickle. [1913 Webster] 2. One who spurs forward; a light horseman. [1913 Webster] The prickers, who rode foremost, . . . halted. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 132prickleback — Stickleback Stic kle*back , n. [OE. & Prov E. stickle a prickle, spine, sting (AS. sticel) + back. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Banstickle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus {Gasterosteus} and allied genera.… …

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  • 133Prod — Prod, n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.] [1913 Webster] 1. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A prick or stab which a… …

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  • 134Rosa Eglantina — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …

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  • 135Rosa rubiginosa — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …

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  • 136Screw peg — Peg Peg, n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. [1913 Webster] 2. A wooden pin,… …

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  • 137sharpling — Stickleback Stic kle*back , n. [OE. & Prov E. stickle a prickle, spine, sting (AS. sticel) + back. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Banstickle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus {Gasterosteus} and allied genera.… …

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  • 138Smilax laurifolia — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …

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  • 139Smilax rotundifolia — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …

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  • 140Smilax Walteri — Brier Bri er, Briar Bri ar (br[imac] [ e]r), n. [OE. brere, brer, AS. br[=e]r, br[ae]r; cf. Ir. briar prickle, thorn, brier, pin, Gael. preas bush, brier, W. prys, prysg.] 1. A plant with a slender woody stem bearing stout prickles; especially,… …

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