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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bandage worn by ancient flute-players to prevent the undue distention of the cheeks in blowing their instruments.
  • n. In surgery, a bandage for the head.
  • n. In ornithology: Properly, the face of a bird; the part of the head about the bill, especially when distinguished in any way, as by a mask of color.
  • n. A mask of color enveloping more or less of the head like a hood, as in the hooded gull, Larus capistratus.


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