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- pronoun A word used to refer to an item for which one does not know or cannot recall the name.
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- noun something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
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I was reading through a Noah Shachtman item about an ISR platform — uh, I mean a surveillance thingmabob — called "Gorgon Stare" (get it?