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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any one of several species of vanessoid butterflies, supposedly so named by hop-growers because of the silver-and-gold markings of the chrysalis.

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  • (noun) - A dancing-master. --B.E.'s Dictionary of the Canting Crew, 1699

    April 22, 2018