from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fruitless mission or undertaking.
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- n. A foolish undertaking, especially one that is purposeless, fruitless, nonsensical, or certain to fail.
- n. Such an undertaking, assigned as a prank.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an unreasonable, silly, profitless adventure or undertaking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fruitless mission
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