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noun a W African leguminous tree, Baphia nitida, whose hard wood was formerly used in making a red dye the wood of this tree Historical Examples The Keepers of the King’s Peace Edgar Wallace Vegetable Dyes Ethel M. Mairet A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher Bones Edgar Wallace The Journal of Negro History, […]
to be able to; have the ability, power, or skill to: She can solve the problem easily, I’m sure. to know how to: He can play chess, although he’s not particularly good at it. to have the power or means to: A dictator can impose his will on the people. to have the right or […]
Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who committed suicide at her father’s command because of her incestuous relations with her brother Macareus. Historical Examples Chaucer and His Times Grace E. Hadow Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Chaucer’s Works, Volume 3 (of 7) Geoffrey Chaucer Chaucer’s Works, Volume 5 (of 7) — Notes to the […]
a freight boat built for use on canals. a worker on a canal boat, especially one that formerly plied the Erie Canal.