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  • Rock snake

    noun 1. any large Australasian python of the genus Liasis

  • Altay mountains

    . a mountain range in central Asia, mostly in Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, and the S Russian Federation. Highest peak, Belukha, 15,157 feet (4506 meters). plural noun a mountain system of central Asia, in W Mongolia, W China, and S Russia. Highest peak: Belukha, 4506 m (14 783 ft)

  • Messianism

    [mes-ee-uh-niz-uh m, muh-sahy-uh-] /ˈmɛs i əˌnɪz əm, məˈsaɪ ə-/ noun 1. (often initial capital letter) the belief in the coming of the Messiah, or a movement based on this belief. 2. the belief in a leader, cause, or ideology as a savior or deliverer.

  • Arbalest

    a powerful medieval crossbow with a steel bow, used to shoot stones, metal balls, arrows, etc. Historical Examples His Queries of course have reference to the long bow, and not to the arbalest, or cross-bow. Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 99, September 20, 1851 Various To my mind the long-bow is a better weapon […]

  • Thomisid

    noun 1. a spider of the family Thomisidae, comprising the crab spiders. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Thomisidae.

  • DWI

    1. driving while intoxicated: often used as an official police abbreviation. 1. died without issue 2. driving while intoxicated

  • Advantageously

    providing an ; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial: an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty. Historical Examples They may be advantageously combined with some simple aromatic, as ginger, cinnamon, or peppermint. Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley The […]

  • Repped

    noun 1. a transversely corded fabric of wool, silk, rayon, or cotton. noun 1. a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton fabric with a transversely corded surface noun 1. (theatre) short for repertory company noun 1. short for representative (sense 2), representative (sense 5) noun 1. (informal) short for reputation rep (rěp) n. Roentgen-equivalent-physical; a unit […]

  • Cryovac

    noun a registered trademark for a process in which meat is sealed in plastic, the air removed by a vacuum pump; also the thermoplastic resin wrapping film which can be heat-shrunk onto foods

  • Ocular vesicle

    ocular vesicle n. Either of the paired evaginations of the forebrain of the embryo from which the sensory and pigment layers of the retina of the eye develop. Also called optic vesicle.

  • Crural canal

    crural canal n. See femoral canal.

  • Postgres

    database An active DBMS developed at the University of California at Berkeley by a team led by Michael Stonebraker (1986-1994). Postgres was later taken by Illustra and developed into a commercial product, which in turn was bought by Informix and integrated into their product, Universal Server. PostgreSQL is a further development of the original POSTGRES […]

  • Sweet-shrub

    noun 1. Carolina allspice.

  • Midweekly

    [mid-week-lee] /ˌmɪdˈwik li/ adjective 1. . adverb 2. in the middle of the week.

  • Outwalk

    [out-wawk] /ˌaʊtˈwɔk/ verb (used with object) 1. to outdo in ; faster or farther than. 2. to beyond: to outwalk the lights of the city.