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  • n. A torture device consisting of a metal body (usually pear-shaped) divided into spoon-like segments that can be spread apart by turning a screw.
  • n. A kind of pear with a rough, astringent taste, difficult to swallow.
  • n. A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that cannot be answered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of pear that has a rough, astringent taste, and is swallowed with difficulty, or which contracts the mucous membrane of the mouth.
  • A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that can not be answered.

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