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A metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating
A narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader
A utensil for use in eating, stirring, measuring, ladling, etc., consisting of a small, shallow bowl with a handle
To cease from, leave off, or discontinue
A tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth
The hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist
A rectangle having all four sides of equal length
To move in water by movements of the limbs, fins, tail, etc.
A branch or shoot of a tree or shrub that has been cut or broken off
A dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light
To make a sudden, sharp, distinct sound; crack, as a whip; crackle
Any mollusk of the class Gastropoda, having a spirally coiled shell and a ventral muscular foot on which it slowly glides about
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A tube, usually of paper or glass, for sucking up a beverage from a container
An object, usually a figure of a person in old clothes, set up to frighten birds away from crops
A vessel, especially a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines
Any of numerous, arboreal, bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Sciurus, of the family Sciuridae
A precipitation in the form of ice crystals, mainly of intricately branched, hexagonal form and often agglomerated into flakes, formed directly from the freezing of water vapor
A roll of parchment, paper copper, or other material, especially one with writing on it
Any of numerous predaceous arachnids of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs that serve as nests and as traps for prey
Any of a group of elongate elasmobranch, mostly marine fishes, certain species of which are large, voracious, and sometimes dangerous to humans
The region of the clouds or the upper air; the upper atmosphere of the earth
To ride a board atop the crest of a wave toward shore
Of limited size; of comparatively restricted dimensions; not big; littles
The unlimited or incalculably great three-dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur
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Any of several ten-armed cephalopods, as of the genera Loligo and Ommastrephes, having a slender body and a pair of rounded or triangular caudal fins
A disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction, often accompanied by rain, snow, hail, thunder, lightning, etc.
Affected by unhappiness or grief; mournful
To take the rest afforded by a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness
Any of several slow-moving, arboreal, tropical American edentates of the family Bradypodidae, having a long, coarse, grayish-brown coat, and long, hooklike claws
An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, such as baseball, golf, hunting, etc.
A musical wind instrument consisting of a conical, usually brass tube with keys or valves and a mouthpiece with one reed
Any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas
A mark left by a healed wound, sore, or burn
Any of the large, self-luminous, heavenly bodies, such as the sun, Polaris, etc.
An institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age

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