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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the small bones, or huckle-bones, of a sheep's leg; the knee-pan or the ankle-bone. See astragalus.
  • noun plural A children's game, consisting in throwing up the small bones of the legs of sheep, or small stones, and catching them first on the palm and then on the back of the hand.
  • noun plural Money.
  • noun A pool; a dub.
  • noun A dip.
  • noun A depression in the ground.
  • noun A valley.
  • noun The final element of many place-names in India and the East: as, Serendib (an old name of Ceylon), Maldives, Laccadives.
  • To dip.
  • To dip; specifically, in angling, to dibble.

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

  • noun One of the small bones in the knee joints of sheep uniting the bones above and below the joints.
  • noun A child's game, played with dib bones.
  • intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To dip.

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

  • verb to dig a hole by poking; especially, to dig a small hole in soil for the purpose of planting a bulb or seed
  • verb to move in a rapid, cautious manner; especially, with movement like a mouse or rat.
  • noun One of the small bones in the knee joints of sheep uniting the bones above and below the joints.

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