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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of import.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. brought into the country from a foreign source; -- used of especially merchandise; -- correlative of exported.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source

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  • Uh...no thanks. Not if it's 243 years old. Probably past its expiration date.

    February 1, 2009

  • Falling down? Are you okay? I happen to know where you can get some Elixir Bardana, if you think it will help...

    January 31, 2009

  • Forgive us. We've been falling down on the job.

    January 31, 2009

  • Another pretty common word not yet listed... Hmph.

    "Just imported from LONDON, in the Argyle, Capt. Captain Cocke, and to be sold on reasonable terms by the subscriber, at his shop in WILLIAMSBURG,
    A COMPLETE assortment of MEDICINES.
    Also SPICES of all sorts, Capers, Olives and Walnuts; Saltpetre, Currants, Figs, Prunes, White and Brown Candies, Sallad sic Oil, Best Durham Flower of Mustard, Elixir Bardana, Essence of Water Dock, Turlington's Balsam, British Oil, Godfrey's and Freeman's Bordials, Stoughton's Bateman's and Jesuits Drops, Pectoral Balsam of Honey, Smelling Bottles, Lancets, Black Lead Pots, Crucibles, &c.
    WILLIAM PASTEUR."
    —Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon), Dec. 18, 1766

    January 30, 2009