Nine-hundred-pound gorilla



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    [nahyn-pens, -puh ns] /ˈnaɪnˌpɛns, -pəns/ noun 1. (used with a plural verb) British. pennies. 2. a former shilling of Great Britain, issued under Elizabeth I for use in Ireland, debased so that it was used in England as a ninepenny piece.

  • Ninepenny

    [nahyn-pen-ee; for 2 also nahyn-puh-nee] /ˈnaɪnˌpɛn i; for 2 also ˈnaɪn pə ni/ adjective 1. noting a nail 2.75 inches (7 cm) long. Symbol: 9d. 2. of the value of ninepence.



  • Ninepins

    [nahyn-pinz] /ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz/ noun 1. (used with a singular verb) tenpins played without the head pin. 2. ninepin, a pin used in this game. /ˈnaɪnˌpɪnz/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) another name for skittles See skittle (sense 2) 2. (sing) one of the pins used in this game n. 1570s, from nine + pin (n.). From […]

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    noun, Cell Biology. 1. the arrangement of microtubules in a flagellum or cilium, consisting of a ring of nine evenly spaced couplets surrounding two central singlets. Symbol: 9 + 2.



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