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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient city of Mesopotamia in the Euphrates River valley of present-day central Iraq. Its extensive ruins have yielded valuable archaeological evidence about Sumerian culture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large basket.
  • noun In metallurgy, a name given by furnacemen to the graphite which appears on the surface of the iron in the blast-furnace during the process of tapping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun An ancient city of Sumer, located some 12 km east of Babylon, and 80 km south of Baghdad.

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