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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A parchment roll with pendent seals, as an official catalogue or register, a deed, or a papal bull; hence, any important document, catalogue, or list.
  • noun A game played with a roll of parchment containing verses descriptive of character, to each of which was attached a string with a pendant.
  • noun A written fabrication; a vague or rambling story; a rigmarole.

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