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Clifden nonpareil

a handsome nocturnal moth, Catocala fraxini, that is brown with bluish patches on the hindwings: related to the red underwing


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    [klif] /klɪf/ noun 1. a high steep face of a rock. 2. a critical point or situation beyond which something bad or undesirable may occur: The committee is right up to the cliff with no deal in sight. [klif] /klɪf/ noun 1. a male given name, form of or . /klɪf/ noun 1. a steep […]

  • Cliff-brake

    noun 1. any of several common ferns of the genus Pellaea, usually growing in pockets of thin soil on rocks.

  • Cliff-dweller

    noun 1. (usually initial capital letter) a member of a prehistoric people of the southwestern U.S., who were ancestors of the Pueblo Indians and built shelters in caves or on the ledges of cliffs. 2. a person who lives in an apartment house, especially in a large city.

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    [klif-hang] /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ/ verb (used without object), cliff-hung, cliff-hanging. Informal. 1. to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest.

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