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

  • n. Informal Common sense; gumption.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Common sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. strong common sense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crude, instinctive kind of common sense, independent of instruction or experience; a coarse, robust, and conspicuous form of shrewdness often found in ignorant and rude persons; plain, practical good sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sound practical judgment

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  • maverick faberic!

    April 10, 2008

  • Delightful quote SoG. First time I've seen it!

    February 26, 2008

  • "Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." W. C. Fields,US actor (1880 - 1946).

    February 26, 2008