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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The castor-oil plant, Ricinus communis.


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  • If the youth of those days [the 1840s] happened to use in conversation words unknown to earlier generations such as fakt [fact], rezul'tat [result], erunda [nonsense], solidarnost' [solidarity; joint responsibility], the representatives of those earlier generations declared that Russian speech suffered no small loss from such an influx of highly vulgar words. CHUKOVSKY ON CHANGE II.


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