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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation or symbol originally representing the name of Jesus (see etymology), much used, often in monogram, as a symbol or ornament on church walls or windows, altars, altar-cloths, prayer-books, tombstones, etc.
  • n. An abbreviation of In His Name, the motto of the Order of King's Daughters and Sons.
  • n. An abbreviation of indicated horsepower. See horse-power.


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