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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which is sent; a message or messenger; hence, also, a visitation of providence; an affliction or trial.
  • n. a rocket or balloon sent into the upper atmosphere to measure atmospheric conditions or other phenomena at altitudes unattainable by aircraft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of sand, sand.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



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