from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minor unresolved problem or difficulty, especially a final detail preceding the completion of something. Often used in the plural.
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- n. The end of a rope that has not been fastened.
- n. A small job that needs to be done, or minor problem that needs to be resolved, before a task can be considered complete.
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- n. work that is left incomplete
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