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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rule steelyard.
  • n. The fifteen-spined (Gasterosteus spinachia).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abusive speech: as, “bakbitynge and bismer,”
  • n. A person worthy of scorn.
  • n. A balance or steelyard used in the northeast of Scotland, and in the Orkney and Shetland islands.
  • n. The name in the Orkney islands of the sea-stickleback, Spinachia vulgaris.

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