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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of pulmonate gastropods, by some referred to the family Limacidæ and subfamily Arioninœ, but now generally considered as the type of a family Arionidœ, including several species of slugs, of which A. ater, the black slug, is a characteristic example.

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

  • proper noun In Greek legend, a fabulous horse, the offspring of Poseidon by Demeter (or, in other accounts, Gaea or a harpy) who to escape him had metamorphosed herself into a mare. It was successively owned by Copreus, Oncus, Heracles, and Adrastus. It possessed marvelous powers of speech, and its right feet were those of a man.

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