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

  • adjective Having a specified physique.
  • adjective Informal Having a well-developed or attractive body.
  • adjective Vulgar Slang Large-breasted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Constructed; formed; shaped; made: often used of the human body, and frequent in compound nautical terms, as clincher-built, clipper-built, frigate-built, etc.
  • Constructed of different pieces; not composed of one piece: as, a built mast or block; a built rib.
  • noun Form; shape; build; mode of building.

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

  • noun obsolete Shape; build; form of structure.
  • adjective Formed; shaped; constructed; made; -- often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form

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

  • adjective informal well-built
  • verb Simple past of build.
  • verb Past participle of build

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness

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  • FIDDLER'S GREEN BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Decades ago development experts from Washington built the town of Marjah in southern Afghanistan in order to populate a desert they had helped irrigate with a network of U. S.-built canals.

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  • FIDDLER'S GREEN BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Decades ago development experts from Washington built the town of Marjah in southern Afghanistan in order to populate a desert they had helped irrigate with a network of U. S.-built canals.

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  • The F/A-18 fighter, built in Australia under license from the U.S. manufacturer, is the principal combat aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force, backed by the U. S.-built F-111 strike aircraft.

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  • The F / A-18 fighter, built in Australia under license from the U.S. manufacturer, is the principal combat aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force, backed by the U. S.-built F-111 strike aircraft.

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  • Ms. Dirks and several fellow members of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder are setting out to boost acceptance of dog hair—or, as they prefer to call it, chiengora, a term built around the French word for dog that also evokes the luxurious feel of angora.

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  • His four solo records for the label built on one another like a coming-of-age tale and ranged stylistically from the giddy Cheap Trick-style pop of "Sha Sha" (2002) and "On My Way" (2004) to his first record after moving to Austin in 2008, the appropriately country-themed "Changing Horses" (which was co-released with The Noise Company).

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  • His four solo records for the label built on one another like a coming-of-age tale and ranged stylistically from the giddy Cheap Trick-style pop of "Sha Sha" (2002) and "On My Way" (2004) to his first record after moving to Austin in 2008, the appropriately country-themed "Changing Horses" (which was co-released with The Noise Company).

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  • But can you be sure that a word built on this basis in the ancestor language meant “toy doll”?

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  • But can you be sure that a word built on this basis in the ancestor language meant “toy doll”?

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  • Under the aegis of Williamson and Gary Walker, the label built up careers and even recorded Tidwell's mother, Connie Easton.

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