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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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  • n. An inflatable sac on the side of the neck of such a bird as the prairie-chicken: supposed to give resonance to the sound produced by the wings when drumming. See tympanum, 2. .
  • n. An Australian bushman's bundle; a swag.
  • n. The revolving cylinder of the kymograph, chronograph, or other instrument, upon the surface of which curves are drawn, time records made, etc.


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