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a bifilar
A bill of adventure
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a bit
a bit much
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a bitter pill to swallow
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A block of shares
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a bottomless pit
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A butt's length
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a capella singing
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a cappella singing
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A calamus definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Calamus Cal"a*mus, n.; pl. Calami. [L., a reed. See Halm.] 1. (Bot.) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See Rattan, and Dragon's blood. 2. (Bot.) A species of Acorus (A. calamus), commonly called calamus, or sweet flag. The root has a pungent, aromatic taste, and is used in medicine as a stomachic; the leaves have an aromatic odor, and were formerly used instead of rushes to strew on floors. 3. (Zo["o]l.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill.



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