from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The common guillemot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A proposed unit of consuming- power designed to reduce to a common basis the consuming-power of families which differ in sex- and age-composition. The consuming-power of an infant of less than one year is reckoned at unity, and one tenth is added for every year up to 20 for females and up to 25 for males.


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