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  • n. The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as dorsal, n.
  • n. The back of a book.
  • n. The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The back.
  • n. A piece of stuff used to cover the back of a settle or chair, or hung at the back of an altar or at the sides of a chancel; especially, a piece of rich stuff forming the back of a chair of state or a throne, reaching from the canopy to the floor of the dais. In ecclesiastical use now dossal. Formerly also dorser, dorsel, dosser.
  • n. A young cod, formerly supposed to be a distinct species called the variable cod, Gadus callarias.
  • n. The back of a book or of a folded document.

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