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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, the prothorax when it is slender and somewhat elongate, as in the Aphides or plant-lice.
  • n. In mech., a bushing fitted in the bottom of the stuffing-box on an engine-cylinder or steam-chest.

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