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  • 141Cokes — Cokes, n. [OE. Cf. {Coax}.] A simpleton; a gull; a dupe. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 142coney — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …

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  • 143Cony — Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The… …

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  • 144Coot — (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short, bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. {Cut}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus {Fulica}. The common European or bald coot is {Fulica atra} (see under {bald});… …

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  • 145Cordia Cylindrostachya — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …

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  • 146Corvus monedula — Daw Daw (d[add]), n. [OE. dawe; akin to OHG. t[=a]ha, MHG. t[=a]he, t[=a]hele, G. dohle. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A European bird of the Crow family ({Corvus monedula}), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw. [1913 Webster] The… …

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  • 147Court fool — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

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  • 148Cox — (k?ks), n. [OE. cokes. Cf. {Coax}.] A coxcomb; a simpleton; a gull. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Go; you re a brainless cox, a toy, a fop. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 149daman — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …

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  • 150Daw — (d[add]), n. [OE. dawe; akin to OHG. t[=a]ha, MHG. t[=a]he, t[=a]hele, G. dohle. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A European bird of the Crow family ({Corvus monedula}), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw. [1913 Webster] The loud daw,… …

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  • 151duck barnacle — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …

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  • 152eperlan — Smelt Smelt, n. [AS. smelt, smylt; akin to Dan. smelt.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small silvery salmonoid fishes of the genus {Osmerus} and allied genera, which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become landlocked in lakes.… …

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  • 153Epinephelus apua — Cony Co ny (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. coning, conig, coni, OF. connin, conin, connil, fr. L. cuniculus a rabbit, cony, prob. an Hispanic word.] [Written also {coney}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit ({Lepus cuniculus}). (b) The …

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  • 154Erysimum alliaria — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …

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  • 155Fen goose — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …

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  • 156Flat — Flat, n. 1. A level surface, without elevation, relief, or prominences; an extended plain; specifically, in the United States, a level tract along the along the banks of a river; as, the Mohawk Flats. [1913 Webster] Envy is as the sunbeams that… …

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  • 157Fondling — Fond ling, n. [Fond + ling.] 1. A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with foolish or doting affection. [1913 Webster] Fondlings are in danger to be made fools. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. A fool; a simpleton; a ninny. [Obs.]… …

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  • 158Fool — Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding;… …

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  • 159Fool's cap — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

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  • 160Fool's errand — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

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