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Any of several flightless, aquatic birds of the family Spheniscidae, of the Southern Hemisphere, having webbed feet and wings reduced to flippers
A bronze coin, the 100th part of the dollars of various nations, as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States; one cent
An artificial figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand, rods, wires, etc., as on a miniature stage
The official residence of a king, queen bishop, or other sovereign or exalted personage
A toy, problem, or other contrivance designed to amuse by presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort
Trousers
A broad, shallow container of metal, usually having sides flaring outward toward the top, used in various forms for frying, baking, washing, etc.
Any of numerous hook-billed, often brilliantly colored birds of the order Psittaciformes, as the cockatoo, lory, macaw, or parkeet, having the ability to mimic speech
A social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.
A baked food having a filling of fruit, meat, pudding, etc., prepared in a pastry-lined pan or dish and often topped with a pastry crust
A slender tube of wood, metal, plastic, etc., containing a core or strip of graphite, a solid coloring material, or the like, used for writing or drawing
The border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional shape
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A dramatic performance, as on the stage
An area of land, usually in a largely natural state, for the enjoyment of the public, having facilities for rest and recreation, often owned by a city, state, or nation
The male of the peafowl distinguished by its long, erectile, greenish, iridescent tail coverts that are brilliantly marked with ocellated spots and that can be spread in a fan
A white-and-black, bearlike mammal, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, now rare and restricted to forest areas of central China containing bamboo, on which it mainly subsists
A small horse of any several breeds, usually not higher at the shoulder than 14.5 hands
A cucumber that has been preserved in brine, vinegar, or the like
A musical instrument in which felt-covered hammers, operated from a keyboard, strike the metal strings
A pungent condiment obtained from various plants of the genus Piper, especially from the dried berries, used whole or ground, of the tropical climbing shrub P. nigrum
A word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward
The pod or the enclosed edible seed of the plant, Arachis hypogaea, of the legume family
A substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous materials, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing, for wrapping things, etc.
A substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas as a work of art
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Any color having components of both red and blue, such as lavender, especially one deep in tone
A short, flat bladed oar for propelling and steering a canoe or small boat, usually held by both hands and moved more or less through a vertical arc
Any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce
Any domesticated or tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately
A color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple
Bucket
An area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland
Night clothes consisting of loose-fitting trousers and jacket
A polygon containing five angles and five sides
A young swine of either sex, especially a domestic hog, Sus scrofa, weighing less than 120 pounds
The subacid, juicy, drupaceous fruit of a tree, Prunus persica, of the rose family

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