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  • n. A chicken.
  • n. A person who is imprisoned.
  • n. A soldier who is required to perform menial work on the grounds of a military base.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  • n. a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks


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