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  • 161beefy — beefily, adv. beefiness, n. /bee fee/, adj., beefier, beefiest. 1. of or like beef. 2. brawny; thickset; heavy. 3. obese. [1735 45; BEEF + Y1] * * * …

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  • 162burly — burlily, adv. burliness, n. /berr lee/, adj., burlier, burliest. 1. large in bodily size; stout; sturdy. 2. bluff; brusque. [1250 1300; ME borli, burli, OE borlice (adv.) excellently, equiv. to bor(a) ruler + lice LY] …

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  • 163coryphodon — /keuh rif euh don /, n. Paleontol. a primitive hoofed mammal of the extinct genus Coryphodon, of the early Eocene Epoch, having a long, thickset body, short legs, and five toed feet, each toe ending in a small hoof. [1845; < NL < Gk koryph(é)&#8230; …

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  • 164electric catfish — a freshwater fish, Malapterurus electricus, of the Nile and tropical central Africa, that discharges electric shocks to immobilize prey and defend itself. * * * ▪ fish  any of about 18 widely distributed freshwater catfish species native to&#8230; …

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  • 165jungle — jungled, adj. /jung geuhl/, n. 1. a wild land overgrown with dense vegetation, often nearly impenetrable, esp. tropical vegetation or a tropical rain forest. 2. a tract of such land. 3. a wilderness of dense overgrowth; a piece of swampy,&#8230; …

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  • 166nugget — nuggety, adj. /nug it/, n. 1. a lump of something, as of precious metal. 2. a lump of native gold. 3. anything of great value, significance, or the like: nuggets of wisdom. 4. a bite size piece of chicken, fish, etc., usually batter fried. 5.&#8230; …

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  • 167pocket gopher — any of numerous burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae, of western and southern North America and Central America, having large, external, fur lined cheek pouches. Also called gopher, pocket rat, pouched rat. See illus. under gopher1. [1870 75 …

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  • 168squat — squatly, adv. squatness, n. /skwot/, v., squatted or squat, squatting, adj., squatter, squattest, n. v.i. 1. to sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on one s haunches or heels. 2.&#8230; …

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  • 169stonefish — /stohn fish /, n., pl. stonefishes, (esp. collectively) stonefish. a tropical scorpion fish, Synanceja verrucosa, having dorsal fin spines from which a deadly poison is discharged. [1660 70; STONE + FISH] * * * ▪ Synancejidae  any of certain&#8230; …

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  • 170stout — stoutly, adv. stoutness, n. /stowt/, adj. stouter, stoutest, n. adj. 1. bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat: She is getting too stout for her dresses. 2. bold, brave, or dauntless: a stout heart; stout fellows. 3. firm;&#8230; …

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  • 171William I — 1. ( the Conqueror ) 1027 87, duke of Normandy 1035 87; king of England 1066 87 (son of Robert I, duke of Normandy). 2. Also, Willem I. (William I of Orange) ( the Silent ) 1533 84, Dutch leader, statesman, and revolutionary leader born in&#8230; …

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  • 172Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von — born Jan. 27, 1775, Leonberg, Württemberg died Aug. 20, 1854, Bad Ragaz, Switz. German philosopher and educator. Inspired by Immanuel Kant, in his System of Transcendental Idealism (1800) he attempted to unite his concept of nature with the&#8230; …

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  • 173Abd al-Malikʿ — ▪ Umayyad caliph Introduction in full  ʿabd Al malik Ibn Marwān  born 646/647, Medina, Arabia died October 705, Damascus       fifth caliph (685–705) of the Umayyad Arab dynasty centred in Damascus. He reorganized and strengthened governmental&#8230; …

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  • 174Abd al-Raḥmān IIIʿ — ▪ Umayyad caliph Introduction byname  Al Nāṣir li Dīn Allāh (Arabic: “Victor for the Religion of Allah”) , in full  ʿAbd al Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al Raḥmān ibn al Ḥakam al Rabḍī ibn Hishām ibn ʿAbd al Raḥmān al&#8230; …

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  • 175African pouched rat — ▪ mammal subfamily Introduction  any of five species of African rodents (rodent) characterized by cheek pouches that are used for carrying food back to their burrows, where it is eaten or stored. All are terrestrial and have gray to brown coats&#8230; …

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  • 176lumpsucker — ▪ fish also called  lumpfish   any of certain marine fish of the family Cyclopteridae (order Scorpaeniformes), found in cold northern waters. Lumpsuckers are thickset, short bodied, scaleless fish with skins that are either smooth or studded with …

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  • 177Mʾzabite — ▪ people also spelled  Mozabite,  also called  Mʾzab, or Beni Mʾzab,         member of a Berber people who inhabit the Mʾzab oases of southern Algeria. Members of the Ibāḍīyah subsect of the Muslim Khārijite sect, the Mʾzabites are descendants of …

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  • 178thick — 1. adjective /θɪk/ a) Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension. I want some planks that are two inches thick. b) Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension …

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  • 179heavyset — adjective Having a large, solid, imposing bodily appearance; overweight. No Soviet political figure has been as irreverently outspoken about Soviet life or as ambitious to change it as Boris Yeltsin, 58, a heavyset, 6 ft. 2 in. man from&#8230; …

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  • 180Mongol — noun /ˈmɒŋɡəl,ˈmɑŋɡəl/ a) A person from Mongolia; a Mongolian. They are inhuman and beastly, rather monsters than men, thirsting for and drinking blood, tearing and devouring the flesh of dogs and men, dressed in ox hides, armed with plates of&#8230; …

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