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  • 1 cover — vb Cover, overspread, envelop, wrap, shroud, veil are comparable when meaning to put or place or to be put or placed over or around. Cover may imply the putting or placing by a conscious agent or unconscious agency of something on top {cover a… …

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  • 2 Seed — Seed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeding}.] 1. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations. [1913… …

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  • 3 Seeded — Seed Seed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeding}.] 1. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.… …

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  • 4 Seeding — Seed Seed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeding}.] 1. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.… …

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  • 5 To seed down — Seed Seed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeding}.] 1. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.… …

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  • 6 gild —    to tell a lie about    Literally, to cover thinly with gold, and perhaps alluding to that misquoted cliché gild the lily Shakespeare actually wrote to gild refined gold, to paint the lily {King John). In phrases such as gild the facts,… …

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  • 7 gild — gild1 verb 1》 cover thinly with gold. 2》 [as adjective gilded] wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. Phrases gild the lily try to improve what is already beautiful or excellent. Derivatives gilder noun gilding noun …

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  • 8 veneer — v. a. Overlay, cover thinly, coat …

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  • 9 gild — meaning ‘to cover thinly with gold’, has a past participle gilded (The porcelain is gilded by a magma of gold), but the adjectival form is either gilt (gilt tooling / gilt edged securities) or gilded (gilded youth). This word should be… …

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  • 10 gild — ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …

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  • 11 gilder — gild ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …

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  • 12 gilding — gild ► VERB 1) cover thinly with gold. 2) (gilded) wealthy and privileged: gilded youth. ● gild the lily Cf. ↑gild the lily DERIVATIVES gilder noun gilding …

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  • 13 gild — 1. v.tr. (past part. gilded or as adj. in sense 1 gilt) 1 cover thinly with gold. 2 tinge with a golden colour or light. 3 give a specious or false brilliance to. Phrases and idioms: gilded cage luxurious but restrictive surroundings. gilded… …

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  • 14 arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 15 pottery — /pot euh ree/, n., pl. potteries. 1. ceramic ware, esp. earthenware and stoneware. 2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics. 3. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made. [1475 85; POTTER1 + Y3] * * * I One of the oldest and most… …

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  • 16 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 17 spread — spread1 W2S2 [spred] v past tense and past participle spread ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(affect more people/places)¦ 2¦(information/ideas)¦ 3¦(open/arrange)¦ 4¦(throughout an area)¦ 5¦(soft substance)¦ 6¦(arms/fingers etc)¦ 7¦(over time)¦ 8¦(share)¦ …

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  • 18 Captain Marvel (DC Comics) — Infobox comics character converted=y character name= Captain Marvel caption= The traditional Captain Marvel, painted by Alex Ross. character name= Captain Marvel full name=Gary Keith Barbour publisher=Fawcett Comics (1939–1953) DC Comics… …

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  • 19 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 20 Asia — /ay zheuh, ay sheuh/, n. a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. 2,896,700,000; ab. 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km). * * * I Largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean …

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