from The Century Dictionary.

  • In printing, having the top much above the top line of the other letters of the text: applied to a large type used for the initial letter of the first word of a volume, part, book, or chapter.
  • noun A serranoid fish, Lates calcarifer, of the seas, back-waters, and mouths of rivers of India and neighboring countries.
  • noun An old form of hat with the brim much turned up in front.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large, highly esteemed, edible fish of India (Lates calcarifer); -- also called begti.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of cock-up.
  • noun archaic A hat or cap worn turned up in front.
  • noun A large edible fish of India (Lates calcarifer); the begti.

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

  • verb raise
  • noun something badly botched or muddled


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