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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various extrasolar planets that are large and gaseous like Jupiter, but are much hotter and in a very close orbit with a star.

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Examples

  • One of the big surprises of Tuesday's vote was the strong showing of an ex-warlord, Prince Johnson.

    Liberia Set for Presidential Runoff

  • Mr. Karzai has promised to reappoint as army chief of staff another ex-warlord, Uzbek leader Gen. Rashid Dostum, say people involved in the negotiations.

    Karzai Befriends Rivals to Improve Poll Odds

  • Liberia's debt ran up under previous leaders, chief among them ex-warlord Charles Taylor, who is now on trial for war crimes at a

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The soldiers, formerly loyal to ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba, began turning themselves in last month, after a two-day clash between Bemba's personal militia and security forces left at least

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Congo's president has given ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba permission to seek medical care in Portugal, but Congo's court and other authorities have not yet signed off on the travel plan,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Jean-Pierre Bemba, an ex-warlord, has already been accused of trying to mount an insurrection after his personal militia took to the streets in March, clashing with the country's security forces in fighting that left at least 200 dead.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "I hope to be in my country to honor my professional obligations," ex-warlord and former presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba told

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mohamed Omar Habeb, an ex-warlord, but now Mogadishu mayor, warned that any media or journalist violating the decree he issued Monday would be treated as a criminal, tightening the noose on the Somali press.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • An agreement reached between Kabila and Bemba allowed the ex-warlord, who was recently elected senator, to keep his personal army until this month.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She's also said she'll ask Nigeria to hand over ex-warlord Charles Taylor to United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal.

    CNN Transcript Jan 21, 2006

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