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(n) a sculpture made of bronze

(n) an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin

(v) get a tan, from wind or sun

(v) give the color and appearance of bronze to something; "bronze baby shoes"

(s) of the color of bronze

(s) made from or consisting of bronze

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(n) a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down

(n) diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings

(v) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

(v) cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; "butterflied shrimp"

(v) flutter like a butterfly

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(n) the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

(n) the act of drilling

(s) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention";

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(n) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

(n) the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"

(n) a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

(n) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

(n) a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

(n) a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

(n) a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

(v) make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"

(v) eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"

(v) swallow hastily

(v) secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"

(v) move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"

(v) leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"

(v) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

(r) in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "ge sat bolt upright"

(r) directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"

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(n) a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe"

(n) electric lamp consisting of a glass bulb containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated

(n) a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ

(n) lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"

(n) a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure

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(s) total debits and credits are equal; "the books looked balanced"

(a) being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced

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(n) an account of the series of events making up a person's life

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(n) a woman who has recently been married

(n) a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony

(n) Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)

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(n) people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"

(n) a North American Indian warrior

(v) face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"

(s) invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"

(a) possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set

(s) brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"

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(n) a person with fair skin and hair

(a) being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or gray eyes; "blond Scandinavians"; "a house full of light-haired children"

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(n) an explosive device fused to denote under specific conditions

(n) strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion

(n) an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"

(v) throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"

(v) fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"

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(n) a roughly cylindrical that is vessel open at the top

(n) the quantity contained in a bucket

(v) carry in a bucket

(v) put into a bucket

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(r) in addition; "agreed to provide essentials but nothing beyond"

(r) farther along in space or time or degree; "through the valley and beyond"; "to the eighth grade but not beyond"; "will be influential in the 1990s and beyond"

(r) on the farther side from the observer; "a pond with a hayfield beyond"

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(n) message that is transmitted by radio or television

(n) a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?"

(v) cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

(v) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"

(v) sow over a wide area, especially by hand; "broadcast seeds"

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(n) large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air

(n) small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

(v) become inflated; "The sails ballooned"

(v) ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"

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(n) an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"

(n) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

(n) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

(v) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"

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(n) a long and hard-hit fly ball

(n) intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

(n) a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast"

(n) a sudden very loud noise

(n) an explosion (as of dynamite)

(n) a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

(v) use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

(v) hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"

(v) make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"

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(s) used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"

(s) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

(s) (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain; "brutal instruments of torture"; "cruel weapons of war"

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(n) a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

(n) an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant

(n) large coarse fern often several feet high; essentially weed ferns; cosmopolitan

(n) any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

(v) cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve"

(v) stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"

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(n) tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

(n) hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

(n) the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face

(n) a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)

(n) a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

(v) go along the rim, like a beard around the chin; "Houses bearded the top of the heights"

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