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the group of small marine animals forming the food of whalebone whales.
the young of herring and sprat.
Briton (def 1).
the Jewish rite of circumcising a male child eight days after his birth.
Contemporary Examples

White Folks Can Talk About Race Roland S. Martin April 15, 2014
The Downside of Brit-Bashing Joel Kotkin June 15, 2010
Britney Spears’s 10 Looks in “Work Bitch” Amy Zimmerman October 1, 2013
‘Glee’ Does It in Pairs Shannon Donnelly October 12, 2010
Twelve Christmas Song Fails: John Travolta, Justin Bieber & More (VIDEO) Kevin Fallon December 9, 2012

Historical Examples

The Roadmender Michael Fairless
Notes and Queries, Number 188, June 4, 1853 Various
The Quirt B.M. Bower
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II) Charles Darwin
Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent

noun (functioning as singular or pl)
the young of a herring, sprat, or similar fish
minute marine crustaceans, esp copepods, forming food for many fishes and whales
(informal) a British person
a variant of bris
person from Great Britain


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