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A long, usually slender piece of tallow or wax with an embedded wick that is burned to give light
A plant, Daucus carota, of the parsley family, having pinnately decompound leaves and umbels of small white or yellow flowers, in cultivation valued for its edible root
A solid whose surface is generated by a line passing through a fixed point and a fixed plane curve not containing the point, consisting of two equal sections joined at a vertex
An instrument for measuring and recording time, especially by mechanical means, usually with hands or changing numbers to indicate the hour and minute
A programmable electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations
A closed plane curve consisting of all points at a given distance from a point within it called the center
A visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface
A sweet, baked, breadlike food, made with or without shortening, and usually containing flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, eggs, and liquid flavoring
An automobile
A comic performer, as in a circus, theatrical production, or the like, who wears an outlandish costume and makeup and entertains by pantomiming common situations in ridiculous ways
A silver-white divalent metal, occurring combined in limestone, chalk, gypsum, etc., also composing bone, with atomic number 20
A boxlike enclosure having wires, bars, or the like, for confining and displaying birds or animals
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Any of numerous succulent plants of the family Cactaceae, of warm, arid regions of the New World, having fleshy, leafless, usually spiny stems, and typically having flowers
A small, open container made of china, glass, metal, etc., usually having a handle and used chiefly as a receptacle from which to drink tea, soup, etc.
A piece of metal stamped and issued by the authority of a government for use as money
The chief cook, especially in a restaurant or hotel, usually responsible for planning menus, ordering foodstuffs, overseeing food preparation, and supervising kitchen staff
A tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and bearing the grain, seeds, or kernels on large ears; maize
Any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, having the eyes on short stalks and a short, broad, more or less flattened body, the abdomen being folded under the thorax
Any of various types of headgear worn by a monarch as a symbol of sovereignty, often made of precious metal and ornamented with valuable gems
To intercept and seize; take and hold (something thrown, falling, etc.)
A slight, sharp sound
An outer garment with sleeves, covering at least the upper part of the body
A table or register with the days of each month and week in a year
A fortified, usually walled residence, as of a prince or noble in feudal times
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A device for capturing a photographic image or recording a video, using film or digital memory
A domestic fowl, Gallus domesticus, descended from various jungle fowl of southeastern Asia and developed in a number of breeds for its flesh, eggs, and feathers
Any of a variety of confections made with sugar, syrup, etc., often combined with chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc.
A pointed stick or pencil of colored clay, chalk, wax, etc., used for drawing or coloring
Either of two large, humped, ruminant quadrupeds of the genus Camelus, of the Old World
The mature female of a bovine animal, especially of the genus Bos
A man who herds and tends cattle on a ranch, especially in the western United States, and who traditionally goes about most of his work on horseback
A preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla
The curd of milk separated from the whey and prepared in many ways as a food
A cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived
A small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica, bred in a number of varieties

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