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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minute tactile filament or palpicil set at the mouth of the cnida or thread-cell in some cœlenterates, serving to touch off the cell and so fire out the cnidocil or stinging-hair; a kind of hair-trigger attached to a nematocyst.

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  • The story, in short, turns on a psycho shopping mall security chief, Ronnie (Seth Rogen, putting the lump into lumpen proletariat), who rules his retail roost with a Taser, a trigger-hair temper and some smiley-faced sycophants.

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