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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A council; specifically, as an abbreviation of volksraad, a legislative assembly.
  • noun A nematognathous fish, Malapterurus electricus, inhabiting the Nile; the electric catfish. It reaches a length of 3 to 4 feet, and gives a sharp galvanic shock on being touched.

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  • an electric catfish

    March 29, 2008