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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large basket.
  • n. 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.

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