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- v. To remove (a crease or creases) with an iron.
- v. To resolve (a dispute); to solve (a problem).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. press and smooth with a heated iron
- v. settle or put right
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It cost his spirit ration to prevail on the warrant cook to allow the gunroom attendant to heat a flatiron in the galley and iron out his neck handkerchief Bracegirdle lent him a clean shirt, but there was a feverish moment when it was discovered that the gunroom's supply of shoe blacking had dried to a chip.
No one hurried over his meal -- there was nothing to hurry for -- but by and by they rose one by one and drifted off, Dr. Benson to his sick-bay call, the young torpedo officer, Lieutenant Mills, to supervise the efforts of his men who had been working twelve hours a day for the past two days to iron out the faults in the suspect torpedoes, a third to relieve Hansen, who had the watch, and three others to their bunks.
Gardoqui sat in on the Burgos meeting as an interpreter, and held private talks with Lee afterward to iron out the details.