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

  • n. A planet, especially Venus, visible in the east just before or at sunrise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The planet Venus as observed in the eastern sky around dawn.
  • n. The planet Mercury as observed in the eastern sky around dawn.
  • n. A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes attached rigidly to a staff, in contrast to a flail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes, either attached to a staff or suspended from one by a chain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See star.
  • n. A weapon consisting of a ball of metal, usually set with spikes, either mounted upon a long handle or staff, usually of wood and used with both hands, or slung to the staff by a thong or chain. Also called holy-water sprinkler. Compare warflail.

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

  • n. a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

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