from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Polk, James Knox 1795-1849. The 11th President of the United States (1845-1849), whose term was marked by the establishment of the 49th parallel as the country's northern border (1846).

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  • proper n. A surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of poke.
  • To dance a polka.
  • n. A pool.
  • n. In Russia, a regiment.

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  • n. 11th President of the United States; his expansionism led to the Mexican War and the annexation of California and much of the southwest (1795-1849)


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