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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, that part of the ilium which lies back of the acetabulum or socket for the head of the femur.

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  • Off we sett, bowing gracefly to the crowd; the harniss-bells jinglin, the great white hosses snortin, kickin, and squeelin, and the postilium cracking his wip, as loud as if he'd been drivin her majesty the quean.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Off we sett, bowing gracefly to the crowd; the harniss-bells jinglin, the great white hosses snortin, kickin, and squeelin, and the postilium cracking his wip, as loud as if he’d been drivin her majesty the quean.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

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