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  • 101 unheard-of — adjective previously unknown a first novel by an unheard of writer developments on an unheard of scale • Similar to: ↑unknown * * * adj 1 UNTHINKABLE, inconceivable, unbelievable, unimaginable, undreamed of, unprecedented, extraordinary,… …

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  • 102 pre|pos´ter|ous|ness — pre|pos|ter|ous «prih POS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. against nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; foolish: »It would be preposterous to shovel snow with a teaspoon. That the moon is made of green cheese is a preposterous notion.… …

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  • 103 pre|pos´ter|ous|ly — pre|pos|ter|ous «prih POS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. against nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; foolish: »It would be preposterous to shovel snow with a teaspoon. That the moon is made of green cheese is a preposterous notion.… …

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  • 104 pre|pos|ter|ous — «prih POS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. against nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; foolish: »It would be preposterous to shovel snow with a teaspoon. That the moon is made of green cheese is a preposterous notion. SYNONYM(S):… …

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  • 105 Bring — Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to be;… …

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  • 106 Bringing — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 107 Brought — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …

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  • 108 Caprimulgidae — n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}), and the {common nighthawk}… …

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  • 109 Caprimulgus carolinensis — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …

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  • 110 Caprimulgus vociferus — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …

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  • 111 Chordeiles minor — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …

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  • 112 chuck-will's-widow — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …

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  • 113 common nighthawk — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …

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  • 114 draw — (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D.… …

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  • 115 Drawing — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …

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  • 116 Drawn — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …

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  • 117 Drew — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …

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  • 118 goatsuckers — Caprimulgidae Caprimulgidae n. [L. capris goat + mulgere to milk.] a widely distributed natural family of nocturnally active birds including the {whip poor will} ({Caprimulgus vociferus}), the {chuck will s widow} ({Caprimulgus carolinensis}),… …

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  • 119 irrational — ir*ra tion*al ([i^]r*r[a^]sh [u^]n*al), a. [L. irrationalis: cf. F. irrationnel. See {In } not, and {Rational}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not rational; void of reason or understanding; as, brutes are irrational animals. [1913 Webster] 2. Not according… …

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  • 120 Laputan — La*pu tan, a. Of or pertaining to Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Gulliver s Travels as the home of chimerical philosophers. Hence, fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy. Laputan ideas. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …

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