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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

 
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(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure; "enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work"


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The 8th letter of the Roman alphabet


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The constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10-34 joule-second


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A unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second


H   Dico Tools
A nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe


H-bomb   Dico Tools
A nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium


H-shaped   Dico Tools
Shaped in the form of the letter H


H.M.S._Bounty   Dico Tools
A ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutineed against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat


H.P.   Dico Tools
A unit of power equal to 746 watts


H._G._Wells   Dico Tools
Prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946)


H._H._Munro   Dico Tools
British writer of short stories (1870-1916)


H._J._Eysenck   Dico Tools
A British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis


H._L._Mencken   Dico Tools
United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)


H._pylori   Dico Tools
The type species of genus Heliobacter; produces urease and is associated with several gastroduodenal diseases (including gastritis and gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers and other peptic ulcers)


H2O   Dico Tools
Binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent


HA   Dico Tools
(astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day


Ha'p'orth   Dico Tools
The amount that can be bought for a halfpenny


Ha'penny   Dico Tools
An English coin worth half a penny


Ha-ha   Dico Tools
A ditch with one side being a retaining wall; used to divide lands without defacing the landscape


Ha-ha   Dico Tools
A loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing


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HAART   Dico Tools
A combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV


Haastia   Dico Tools
Genus of New Zealand mat-forming herbs or subshrubs: vegetable sheep


Haastia_pulvinaris   Dico Tools
Cushion-forming New Zealand herb having leaves densely covered with tawny hairs


Habacuc   Dico Tools
An Old Testament book tellin Habakkuk''s prophecies


Habakkuk   Dico Tools
An Old Testament book tellin Habakkuk''s prophecies


Habakkuk   Dico Tools
A Hebrew minor prophet


Habanera   Dico Tools
A Cuban dance in duple time


Habanera   Dico Tools
Music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera


Habeas_corpus   Dico Tools
The civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment


Habeas_corpus   Dico Tools
A writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge


Habenaria   Dico Tools
Chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; includes species formerly placed in genus Gymnadeniopsis


Habenaria_albiflora   Dico Tools
Bog orchid of eastern North America with a spike of pure white fringed flowers


Habenaria_bifolia   Dico Tools
South European orchid having fragrant greenish-white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria


Habenaria_chlorantha   Dico Tools
South European orchid with dark green flowers that are larger and less fragrant than Platanthera bifolia; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria


Habenaria_dilatata   Dico Tools
Orchid with spikes of many fragrant white flowers on erect leafy stems; of wet or boggy ground through most of the West and northern North America


Habenaria_elegans   Dico Tools
Slender inland rein orchid similar to coastal rein orchid but with pale greenish-yellow flowers


Habenaria_fimbriata   Dico Tools
North American orchid similar to Habenaria psycodes with larger paler flowers


Habenaria_greenei   Dico Tools
Stout orchid of central California to northern Washington having racemes of white fragrant bilaterally symmetrical flowers


Habenaria_hookeri   Dico Tools
A long-spurred orchid with base leaves and petals converging under the upper sepal


Habenaria_lacera   Dico Tools
Fringed orchid of the eastern United States having a greenish flower with the lip deeply lacerate


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Habenaria_leucophaea   Dico Tools
Orchid of boggy or wet lands of north central United States having racemes of very fragrant creamy or greenish white flowers


Habenaria_nivea   Dico Tools
Slender fringed orchid of eastern North America having white flowers


Habenaria_orbiculata   Dico Tools
Orchid having a raceme of large greenish-white flowers on a single flower stalk growing between two elliptic or round basal leaves lying on the ground; from northern Oregon and Montana across Canada to the eastern United States


Habenaria_peramoena   Dico Tools
Orchid of northeastern and alpine eastern North America closely related to the purple fringed orchids but having rosy-purple or violet flowers with denticulate leaf divisions


Habenaria_psycodes   Dico Tools
North American orchid with clusters of fragrant purple fringed flowers


Habenaria_unalascensis   Dico Tools
Similar to coastal rein orchid but with smaller flowers; Alaska to Baja California and east to the Dakotas and Colorado


Haber   Dico Tools
German chemist noted for the synthetic production of ammonia from the nitrogen in air (1868-1934)


Haber-Bosch_process   Dico Tools
An industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by combining them under high pressure in the present of an iron catalyst


Haberdasher   Dico Tools
A merchant who sells men''s clothing


Haberdashery   Dico Tools
A store where men''s clothes are sold


Haberdashery   Dico Tools
The drygoods sold by a haberdasher


Haberdashery_store   Dico Tools
A store where men''s clothes are sold


Habergeon   Dico Tools
(Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk


Haber_process   Dico Tools
An industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen by combining them under high pressure in the present of an iron catalyst


Habilimented   Dico Tools
Dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination; "the elegantly attired gentleman"; "neatly dressed workers"; "monks garbed in hooded robes"; "went about oddly garmented"; "professors robed in crimson"; "tuxedo-attired gentlemen";


Habilitate   Dico Tools
Provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"


Habilitate   Dico Tools
Qualify for teaching at a university in Europe; "He habilitated after his sabbatical at a prestigious American university"


Habit   Dico Tools
A pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"


Habit   Dico Tools
Excessive use of drugs


Habit   Dico Tools
(religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order)


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Habit   Dico Tools
An established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"


Habit   Dico Tools
Put a habit on


Habit-forming   Dico Tools
Causing or characterized by addiction; "addictive drugs"; "addictive behavior"


Habitable   Dico Tools
Fit for habitation; "the habitable world"


Habitat   Dico Tools
The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe on his home grounds"


Habitation   Dico Tools
The act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"


Habitation   Dico Tools
Housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"


Habitation   Dico Tools
The native habitat or home of an animal or plant


Habited   Dico Tools
Dressed in a habit; "the habited men of the monastery"


Habitual   Dico Tools
Having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"


Habitual   Dico Tools
Commonly used or practiced; usual; "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor"


Habitual   Dico Tools
Made a norm or custom or habit; "his habitual practice was to eat an early supper"; "her habitual neatness"


Habitually   Dico Tools
According to habit or custom; "her habitually severe expression"; "he habitually keeps his office door closed"


Habitually   Dico Tools
According to routine or established practice; "he routinely parked in a no-parking zone"


Habitual_abortion   Dico Tools
Repeated spontaneous abortion (often for no known reason)


Habitual_criminal   Dico Tools
Someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)


Habituate   Dico Tools
Make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"


Habituate   Dico Tools
Take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"


Habituation   Dico Tools
A general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions


Habituation   Dico Tools
Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)


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Habitude   Dico Tools
Habitual mode of behavior


Habitue   Dico Tools
A regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"


Habitus   Dico Tools
Constitution of the human body


Habitus   Dico Tools
Person''s predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease); "the consumptive habitus"


Hablot_Knight_Browne   Dico Tools
English illustrator of several of Dickens'' novels (1815-1882)


Habsburg   Dico Tools
A royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806


Hacek   Dico Tools
A diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as c) to indicate pronunciation


Hachiman   Dico Tools
A Shinto god of war


Hachure   Dico Tools
Shading consisting of multiple crossing lines


Hacienda   Dico Tools
The main house on a ranch or large estate


Hacienda   Dico Tools
A large estate in Spanish-speaking countries


Hack   Dico Tools
A saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.


Hack   Dico Tools
A horse kept for hire


Hack   Dico Tools
An old or over-worked horse


Hack   Dico Tools
A car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money


Hack   Dico Tools
A tool (as a hoe or pick or mattock) used for hacking the soil


Hack   Dico Tools
One who works hard at boring tasks


Hack   Dico Tools
A mediocre and disdained writer


Hack   Dico Tools
A politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends


Hack   Dico Tools
Cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"


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Hack   Dico Tools
Significantly cut up a manuscript


Hack   Dico Tools
Fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I''m not very good at hacking but I''ll give it my best"


Hack   Dico Tools
Kick on the shins


Hack   Dico Tools
Kick on the arms


Hack   Dico Tools
Cut with a hacking tool


Hack   Dico Tools
Cut away; "he hacked with way through the forest"


Hack   Dico Tools
Informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can''t hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"


Hack-driver   Dico Tools
Someone who drives a taxi for a living


Hackamore   Dico Tools
Rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading


Hackberry   Dico Tools
Small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States


Hackberry   Dico Tools
Any of various trees of the genus Celtis having inconspicuous flowers and small berrylike fruits


Hackbut   Dico Tools
An obsolete firearm with a long barrel


Hackee   Dico Tools
Small striped semiterrestrial eastern American squirrel with cheek pouches


Hackelia   Dico Tools
Stickweed; beggar''s lice


Hacker   Dico Tools
One who works hard at boring tasks


Hacker   Dico Tools
A programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm; "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"


Hacker   Dico Tools
Someone who plays golf poorly


Hacker   Dico Tools
A programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism


Hackle   Dico Tools
Long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants


Hackle   Dico Tools
Comb with a heckle; "heckle hemp or flax"


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Hackles   Dico Tools
A feeling of anger and animosity; "having one''s hackles or dander up"


Hackmatack   Dico Tools
Poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves


Hackney   Dico Tools
A compact breed of harness horse


Hackney   Dico Tools
A carriage for hire


Hackneyed   Dico Tools
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails''"


Hackney_carriage   Dico Tools
A carriage for hire


Hackney_coach   Dico Tools
A carriage for hire


Hacksaw   Dico Tools
Saw used with one hand for cutting metal


Hackwork   Dico Tools
Professional work done according to formula


Hack_driver   Dico Tools
Someone who drives a taxi for a living


Hack_on   Dico Tools
Fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I''m not very good at hacking but I''ll give it my best"


Hack_writer   Dico Tools
A mediocre and disdained writer


Hadal   Dico Tools
Relating to the deepest parts of the ocean (below 6000 meters)


Haddock   Dico Tools
Important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller


Haddock   Dico Tools
Lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried


Hadean   Dico Tools
The earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago); no evidence of life


Hadean   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of Hades or Tartarus


Hadean_aeon   Dico Tools
The earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago); no evidence of life


Hadean_eon   Dico Tools
The earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago); no evidence of life


Hadean_time   Dico Tools
The earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago); no evidence of life


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Hades   Dico Tools
(religion) the world of the dead; "he didn''t want to go to hell when he died"


Hades   Dico Tools
(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone


Hadith   Dico Tools
(Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran


Hadith   Dico Tools
(Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions


Hadj   Dico Tools
The fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba; "for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship"


Hadji   Dico Tools
A pilgrim who journeys to Mecca


Hadrian   Dico Tools
Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian''s Wall (76-138)


Hadrian's_Wall   Dico Tools
An ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain


Hadron   Dico Tools
Any elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles


Hadrosaur   Dico Tools
Any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic


Hadrosauridae   Dico Tools
Duck-billed dinosaurs; upper Cretaceous


Hadrosaurus   Dico Tools
Any of numerous large bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs having a horny duck-like bill and webbed feet; may have been partly aquatic


Had_best   Dico Tools
Act in one''s own or everybody''s best interest; "You will do well to arrive on time tomorrow!"


Had_crime   Dico Tools
(Islam) serious crimes committed by Muslims and punishable by pre-established punishments found in the Koran; "Had crimes include apostasy from Islam and murder and theft and adultery"


Haecceity   Dico Tools
The essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other


Haeckel   Dico Tools
German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)


Haem   Dico Tools
A complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds


Haemagglutinate   Dico Tools
Cause the clumping together (of red blood cells)


Haemagglutination   Dico Tools
Agglutination of red blood cells


Haemal   Dico Tools
Relating to the blood vessels or blood


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Haemal_arch   Dico Tools
A structure arising ventrally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the caudal blood vessels


Haemangioma   Dico Tools
Benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks


Haemanthus   Dico Tools
Genus of African deciduous or evergreen bulbous herbs: blood lilies


Haemanthus_coccineus   Dico Tools
Spectacular plant having large prostrate leaves barred in reddish-purple and flowers with a clump of long yellow stamens in a coral-red cup of fleshy bracts; South Africa


Haematal   Dico Tools
Relating to the blood vessels or blood


Haematemesis   Dico Tools
Vomiting blood


Haematic   Dico Tools
Relating to or containing or affecting blood; "a hematic cyst"; "a hematic crisis"


Haematinic   Dico Tools
A medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood; used to treat iron-deficiency anemia


Haematite   Dico Tools
The principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form


Haematobia   Dico Tools
European genus of bloodsucking flies


Haematobia_irritans   Dico Tools
Small black European fly introduced into North America; sucks blood from cattle especially at the base of the horn


Haematocele   Dico Tools
Swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)


Haematochezia   Dico Tools
Passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)


Haematocoele   Dico Tools
Swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)


Haematocolpometra   Dico Tools
Accumulation of blood in the vagina and uterus


Haematocolpos   Dico Tools
Accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen)


Haematocrit   Dico Tools
A measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood


Haematocrit   Dico Tools
The ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit


Haematocytopenia   Dico Tools
An abnormally low number of red blood cells in the blood


Haematocyturia   Dico Tools
The presence of red blood cells in the urine


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Haematogenesis   Dico Tools
The formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)


Haematogenic   Dico Tools
Pertaining to the formation of blood or blood cells; "hemopoietic stem cells in bone marrow"


Haematohiston   Dico Tools
A colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells


Haematoidin   Dico Tools
An orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice


Haematological   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or involved in hematology


Haematologist   Dico Tools
A doctor who specializes in diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs


Haematology   Dico Tools
The branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs


Haematolysis   Dico Tools
Lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin


Haematoma   Dico Tools
A localized swelling filled with blood


Haematopodidae   Dico Tools
Oystercatchers


Haematopoiesis   Dico Tools
The formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)


Haematopoietic   Dico Tools
Pertaining to the formation of blood or blood cells; "hemopoietic stem cells in bone marrow"


Haematopus   Dico Tools
Oystercatchers


Haematoxylon   Dico Tools
Small genus of tropical American spiny bushy shrubs or trees


Haematoxylum   Dico Tools
Small genus of tropical American spiny bushy shrubs or trees


Haematoxylum_campechianum   Dico Tools
Spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye


Haematuria   Dico Tools
The presence of blood in the urine; often a symptom of urinary tract disease


Haemic   Dico Tools
Relating to or containing or affecting blood; "a hematic cyst"; "a hematic crisis"


Haemitin   Dico Tools
A complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds


Haemodialysis   Dico Tools
Dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure


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Haemodoraceae   Dico Tools
Some genera placed in family Liliaceae


Haemodorum   Dico Tools
Type genus of family Haemodoraceae


Haemogenesis   Dico Tools
The formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)


Haemoglobin   Dico Tools
A hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues; "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"


Haemoglobinemia   Dico Tools
Presence of excessive hemoglobin in the blood plasma


Haemoglobinopathy   Dico Tools
A blood disease characterized by the presence of abnormal hemoglobins in the blood


Haemoglobinuria   Dico Tools
Presence of hemoglobin in the urine


Haemolysin   Dico Tools
Any substance that can cause lysis (destruction) of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and the release of their hemoglobin


Haemolysis   Dico Tools
Lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin


Haemolytic   Dico Tools
Relating to or involving or causing hemolysis; "hemolytic anemia"


Haemolytic_anaemia   Dico Tools
Anemia resulting from destruction of erythrocytes


Haemophile   Dico Tools
Someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding


Haemophilia   Dico Tools
Congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son


Haemophiliac   Dico Tools
Someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding


Haemophilia_A   Dico Tools
Hemophilia caused by a congenital deficiency of factor VIII; occurs almost exclusively in men


Haemophilia_B   Dico Tools
A clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX


Haemophilic   Dico Tools
Relating to or having hemophilia


Haemopis   Dico Tools
Leeches


Haemopoiesis   Dico Tools
The formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)


Haemopoietic   Dico Tools
Pertaining to the formation of blood or blood cells; "hemopoietic stem cells in bone marrow"


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Haemoproteid   Dico Tools
Related to malaria parasite and having a phase in the viscera of various birds


Haemoproteidae   Dico Tools
Bird parasites


Haemoprotein   Dico Tools
A conjugated protein linked to an iron-porphyrin compound


Haemoproteus   Dico Tools
Type genus of the family Haemoproteidae


Haemoptysis   Dico Tools
Coughing up blood from the respiratory tract; usually indicates a severe infection of the bronchi or lungs


Haemorrhage   Dico Tools
Flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels


Haemorrhagic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to a hemorrhage


Haemorrhagic_fever   Dico Tools
A group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage


Haemorrhagic_stroke   Dico Tools
Stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain


Haemorrhoid   Dico Tools
Pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter


Haemorrhoidectomy   Dico Tools
Surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them


Haemosiderin   Dico Tools
A granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism


Haemosiderosis   Dico Tools
Abnormal deposit of hemosiderin; often a symptom of thalassemia or hemochromatosis


Haemosporidia   Dico Tools
An order in the subclass Telosporidia


Haemosporidian   Dico Tools
Minute protozoans parasitic at some stage of the life cycle in blood cells of vertebrates including many pathogens


Haemostasia   Dico Tools
Surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)


Haemostasis   Dico Tools
Surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)


Haemostat   Dico Tools
A surgical instrument that stops bleeding by clamping the blood vessel


Haemothorax   Dico Tools
Accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest)


Haemulidae   Dico Tools
Grunts


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Haemulon   Dico Tools
Type genus of the Haemulidae


Haemulon_album   Dico Tools
Red-mouthed grunt found from Florida to Brazil


Haemulon_aurolineatum   Dico Tools
Found off the West Indies and Florida


Haemulon_macrostomum   Dico Tools
A kind of grunt


Haemulon_malanurum   Dico Tools
Of warm Atlantic waters


Haemulon_parra   Dico Tools
Found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico


Hafnium   Dico Tools
A gray tetravalent metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals; used in filaments for its ready emission of electrons


Haft   Dico Tools
The handle of a weapon or tool


Haftarah   Dico Tools
A short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah


Haftorah   Dico Tools
A short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah


Hag   Dico Tools
Eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies


Hag   Dico Tools
An ugly evil-looking old woman


Hag-ridden   Dico Tools
Tormented or harassed by nightmares or unreasonable fears; "hagridden...by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth"- C.S.Lewis


Hagada   Dico Tools
Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition


Haganah   Dico Tools
The clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israel Defense Force


Hagberry   Dico Tools
Small cherry much liked by birds


Hagberry_tree   Dico Tools
Small European cherry tree closely resembling the American chokecherry


Hagbut   Dico Tools
An obsolete firearm with a long barrel


Hageman_factor   Dico Tools
Coagulation factor whose deficiency results in prolongation of clotting time of venous blood


Hagerstown   Dico Tools
A town of northern Maryland


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Hagfish   Dico Tools
Eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies


Haggada   Dico Tools
Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition


Haggadah   Dico Tools
Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition


Haggai   Dico Tools
An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity


Haggai   Dico Tools
A Hebrew minor prophet


Haggard   Dico Tools
British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)


Haggard   Dico Tools
Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"


Haggard   Dico Tools
Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young fa


Haggardly   Dico Tools
In a haggard manner; "she looked haggardly out of her tent"


Haggis   Dico Tools
Made of sheep''s or calf''s viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal''s stomach


Haggle   Dico Tools
An instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)


Haggle   Dico Tools
Wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.); "Let''s not haggle over a few dollars"


Haggler   Dico Tools
An intense bargainer


Haggling   Dico Tools
An instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)


Hagiographa   Dico Tools
The third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures


Hagiographer   Dico Tools
The author of a worshipful or idealizing biography


Hagiographist   Dico Tools
The author of a worshipful or idealizing biography


Hagiography   Dico Tools
A biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)


Hagiolatry   Dico Tools
Worship of saints


Hagiologist   Dico Tools
The author of a worshipful or idealizing biography


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Hagiology   Dico Tools
Literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints


Hagridden   Dico Tools
Tormented or harassed by nightmares or unreasonable fears; "hagridden...by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth"- C.S.Lewis


Hahn   Dico Tools
German chemist who was co-discoverer with Lise Meitner of nuclear fission (1879-1968)


Hahnium   Dico Tools
A transuranic element that has not been found in nature


Haick   Dico Tools
A outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth; worn by men and women in northern Africa


Haida   Dico Tools
The Na-Dene language of the Haida people


Haida   Dico Tools
A member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska


Haifa   Dico Tools
A major port in northwestern Israel


Haik   Dico Tools
A outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth; worn by men and women in northern Africa


Haiku   Dico Tools
An epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines


Hail   Dico Tools
Enthusiastic greeting


Hail   Dico Tools
Precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents


Hail   Dico Tools
Praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"


Hail   Dico Tools
Greet enthusiastically or joyfully


Hail   Dico Tools
Call for; "hail a cab"


Hail   Dico Tools
Be a native of; "She hails from Kalamazoo"


Hail   Dico Tools
Precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"


Hail-fellow   Dico Tools
Heartily friendly and congenial


Hail-fellow-well-met   Dico Tools
Heartily friendly and congenial


Haile_Selassie   Dico Tools
Emperor of Ethiopia; worshipped by Rastafarians (1892-1975)


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Hailstone   Dico Tools
Small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm


Hailstorm   Dico Tools
A storm during which hail falls


Hail_Mary   Dico Tools
A salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to Her


Haiphong   Dico Tools
A port city in northern Vietnam; industrial center


Hair   Dico Tools
A filamentous projection or process on an organism


Hair   Dico Tools
Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments


Hair   Dico Tools
Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup"


Hair   Dico Tools
Dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it (as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"


Hair   Dico Tools
Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; "peach fuzz"


Hair   Dico Tools
A very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair''s-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker"


Hair's-breadth   Dico Tools
A very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair''s-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker"


Hair-raiser   Dico Tools
Excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones; "the movie was an old-fashioned hair-raiser"


Hair-raising   Dico Tools
Extremely alarming


Hair-shirt   Dico Tools
Self-sacrificing or austere


Hair-shirted   Dico Tools
Self-sacrificing or austere


Hair-tailed_mole   Dico Tools
Mole of eastern North America


Hair-trigger   Dico Tools
Responsive to the slightest stimulation or provocation; "he has a hair-trigger temper"


Hairball   Dico Tools
A compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)


Hairbrush   Dico Tools
A brush used to groom a person''s hair


Haircare   Dico Tools
Care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair


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Haircloth   Dico Tools
Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments


Haircut   Dico Tools
The act of cutting the hair


Haircut   Dico Tools
The style in which hair has been cut


Hairdo   Dico Tools
The arrangement of the hair (especially a woman''s hair)


Hairdresser   Dico Tools
Someone who cuts or beautifies hair


Hairdressing   Dico Tools
Care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair


Hairdressing   Dico Tools
A toiletry for the hair


Hairgrip   Dico Tools
A flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in England they call a bobby pin a grip"


Hairiness   Dico Tools
The quality of having hair


Hairless   Dico Tools
Having no hair or fur; "a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail"


Hairlessness   Dico Tools
The quality of not having hair


Hairlessness   Dico Tools
The condition of being void of hair


Hairlike   Dico Tools
Long and slender with a very small internal diameter; "a capillary tube"


Hairline   Dico Tools
The natural margin formed by hair on the head


Hairline   Dico Tools
A very thin line


Hairline_fracture   Dico Tools
A fracture without separation of the frgments and the line of the break being very thin


Hairnet   Dico Tools
A small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place


Hairpiece   Dico Tools
A covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment


Hairpin   Dico Tools
A double pronged pin used to hold women''s hair in place


Hairpin_bend   Dico Tools
A U-shaped bend in a road


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Hairsbreadth   Dico Tools
A very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair''s-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker"


Hairsplitter   Dico Tools
A disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions


Hairsplitting   Dico Tools
Making too fine distinctions of little importance; "they didn''t take his hairsplitting seriously"


Hairsplitting   Dico Tools
Developed in excessively fine detail; "finespun distinctions"


Hairspring   Dico Tools
A fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece


Hairstreak   Dico Tools
Small butterflies having striped markings under the wings


Hairstreak_butterfly   Dico Tools
Small butterflies having striped markings under the wings


Hairstylist   Dico Tools
Someone who cuts or beautifies hair


Hairtail   Dico Tools
Long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel


Hairweaving   Dico Tools
The act of interweaving a hairpiece with your own hair


Hairy   Dico Tools
Hazardous and frightening; "hairy moments in the mountains"


Hairy   Dico Tools
Having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"


Hairy-legged_vampire_bat   Dico Tools
Similar in size and habits to Desmodus rotundus; of tropical America including southern California and Texas


Hairy_darling_pea   Dico Tools
Shrubby perennial of southern Australia having downy or woolly stems and undersides of leaves and racemes of red to pink flowers


Hairy_finger_grass   Dico Tools
A European forage grass grown for hay; a naturalized weed in United States


Hairy_golden_aster   Dico Tools
Hairy perennial with yellow flower heads in branched clusters; found almost everywhere in dry places from Canada to west central and western United States; sometimes placed in genus Chrysopsis


Hairy_honeysuckle   Dico Tools
Twining deciduous shrub with hairy leaves and spikes of yellow-orange flowers; northeastern America


Hairy_lip_fern   Dico Tools
Small North American evergreen fern whose stipes and lower frond surfaces are densely wooly


Hairy_root   Dico Tools
A phase of crown gall (especially in apples) during which there is abnormal development of fine fibrous roots


Hairy_spurge   Dico Tools
Much-branched hirsute weed native to northeastern North America


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Hairy_tare   Dico Tools
European vetch much cultivated as forage and cover crops


Hairy_tongue   Dico Tools
A benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue


Hairy_vetch   Dico Tools
European vetch much cultivated as forage and cover crops


Hairy_willowherb   Dico Tools
Plant of Europe and Asia having purplish-red flowers and hairy stems and leaves; introduced into North America


Hairy_wood_mint   Dico Tools
A variety of wood mint


Hair_ball   Dico Tools
A compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)


Hair_care   Dico Tools
Care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair


Hair_cell   Dico Tools
A sensory epithelial cell present in the Organ of Corti


Hair_coloring   Dico Tools
The act of dyeing or tinting one''s hair


Hair_coloring   Dico Tools
Coloring of the hair; "her hair-coloring was unusual: a very pale gold"


Hair_coloring   Dico Tools
A dye or tint for the hair


Hair_curler   Dico Tools
A mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it; "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"


Hair_drier   Dico Tools
A hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair; used for styling hair


Hair_dryer   Dico Tools
A hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair; used for styling hair


Hair_dye   Dico Tools
A dye or tint for the hair


Hair_follicle   Dico Tools
A small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair; small muscles and sebaceous glands are associated with hair follicles


Hair_gel   Dico Tools
Toiletry consisting of an aerosol foam used in hair styling


Hair_grass   Dico Tools
Fine-leaved aquatic spike rush; popular as aerator for aquariums


Hair_grease   Dico Tools
A toiletry for the hair


Hair_mousse   Dico Tools
Toiletry consisting of an aerosol foam used in hair styling


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Hair_of_the_dog   Dico Tools
An alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover


Hair_oil   Dico Tools
A toiletry for the hair


Hair_seal   Dico Tools
Any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers


Hair_shirt   Dico Tools
An uncomfortable shirt made of coarse animal hair; worn next to the skin as a penance


Hair_slide   Dico Tools
A decorative hinged clip that girls and women put in their hair to hold it in place


Hair_space   Dico Tools
(printing) the narrowest of the spaces used to separate words or letters


Hair_spray   Dico Tools
Toiletry consisting of a commercial preparation that is sprayed on the hair to hold it in place


Hair_stroke   Dico Tools
A very fine line in writing or printing


Hair_style   Dico Tools
The arrangement of the hair (especially a woman''s hair)


Hair_tonic   Dico Tools
A toiletry for the hair


Hair_trigger   Dico Tools
A gun trigger that responds with little pressure


Haiti   Dico Tools
An island in the West Indies


Haiti   Dico Tools
A republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the Western Hemisphere


Haitian   Dico Tools
A native or inhabitant of Haiti


Haitian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or characteristic of the republic of Haiti or its people; "Haitian shantytowns"


Haitian_capital   Dico Tools
The capital and largest city of Haiti


Haitian_centime   Dico Tools
100 centimes equal 1 gourde


Haitian_Creole   Dico Tools
A creole language spoken by most Haitians; based on French and various African languages


Haitian_monetary_unit   Dico Tools
The monetary unit in Haiti


Haj   Dico Tools
The fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba; "for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship"


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Haji   Dico Tools
A pilgrim who journeys to Mecca


Hajj   Dico Tools
The fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba; "for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship"


Hajji   Dico Tools
A pilgrim who journeys to Mecca


Hake   Dico Tools
Any of several marine food fishes related to cod


Hake   Dico Tools
The lean flesh of a fish similar to cod


Hakea   Dico Tools
Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers


Hakea_laurina   Dico Tools
Tall straggling shrub with large globose crimson-yellow flowers; western Australia


Hakea_leucoptera   Dico Tools
Large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia


Hakea_lissosperma   Dico Tools
Shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australia


Hakeem   Dico Tools
A Muslim physician


Hakenkreuz   Dico Tools
The official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction


Hakham   Dico Tools
A Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man


Hakim   Dico Tools
A Muslim physician


Hakim   Dico Tools
A Muslim ruler or governor or judge


Hakka   Dico Tools
A dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China; this form of Chinese is not well known outside China because few of the Hakka people have migrated


Hakka_dialect   Dico Tools
A dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China; this form of Chinese is not well known outside China because few of the Hakka people have migrated


Halacha   Dico Tools
Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures


Halaka   Dico Tools
Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures


Halakah   Dico Tools
Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures


Halal   Dico Tools
(Islam) meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah


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Halal   Dico Tools
Conforming to dietary laws; "halal meat"; "a halal kitchen"


Halal   Dico Tools
Proper or legitimate; "the fund earns halal profits in full compliance with the Shari''a"


Halberd   Dico Tools
A pike fitted with an ax head


Halberdier   Dico Tools
A guard who carries a halberd (as a symbol of his duty)


Halchidhoma   Dico Tools
A member of a North American Indian people of the Colorado river valley near the mouth of the Gila river; allied to the Maricopa


Halcion   Dico Tools
A form of benzodiazepine (trade name Halcion) frequently prescribed as a sleeping pill; usually given to people who have trouble falling asleep


Halcyon   Dico Tools
A mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves


Halcyon   Dico Tools
A large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World


Halcyon   Dico Tools
(Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher


Halcyon   Dico Tools
Marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"


Halcyon   Dico Tools
Idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; "a halcyon atmosphere"


Haldane   Dico Tools
Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928)


Haldane   Dico Tools
Scottish writer and sister of Richard Haldane and John Haldane (1862-1937)


Haldane   Dico Tools
Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)


Haldane   Dico Tools
Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)


Haldea   Dico Tools
Ground snakes


Haldea_striatula   Dico Tools
In some classifications placed in genus Haldea; small reddish-gray snake of eastern North America


Haldol   Dico Tools
Tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette''s syndrome


Hale   Dico Tools
Prolific United States writer (1822-1909)


Hale   Dico Tools
United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)


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Hale   Dico Tools
A soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country'' (1755-1776)


Hale   Dico Tools
Draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"


Hale   Dico Tools
To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"


Hale   Dico Tools
Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"


Haleakala_National_Park   Dico Tools
A national park in Hawaii including a dormant volcano


Haleness   Dico Tools
A state of robust good health


Halenia   Dico Tools
Genus of herbs of Eurasia and the Americas: spurred gentians


Haler   Dico Tools
100 halers equal 1 koruna


Haler   Dico Tools
100 halers equal 1 koruna


Halesia   Dico Tools
Deciduous small trees or shrubs of China and eastern North America


Halesia_carolina   Dico Tools
Medium-sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas


Halesia_tetraptera   Dico Tools
Medium-sized tree of West Virginia to Florida and Texas


Halevy   Dico Tools
French operatic composer (1799-1862)


Haley   Dico Tools
United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992)


Haley   Dico Tools
United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock''n''roll music (1925-1981)


Half   Dico Tools
One of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"


Half   Dico Tools
In various games or performances: either of two periods of play separated by an interval


Half   Dico Tools
(of siblings) related through one parent only; "a half brother"; "half sister"


Half   Dico Tools
Partially or to the extent of a half; "he was half hidden by the bushes"


Half(a)   Dico Tools
Consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"


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Half(a)   Dico Tools
Partial; "gave me a half smile"; "he did only a half job"


Half-and-half   Dico Tools
Half milk and half light cream; contains 10% to 18% butterfat


Half-and-half   Dico Tools
In equal parts; "a half-and-half mixture"


Half-and-half   Dico Tools
In equal parts; "it was divided half-and-half"


Half-and-half_dressing   Dico Tools
Half mayonnaise and half vinaigrette seasoned with minced garlic and mashed anchovies and grated Parmesan cheese; especially good for combination salads


Half-baked   Dico Tools
Insufficiently cooked


Half-baked   Dico Tools
Foolish; totally unsound; "an impractical solution"; "a crazy scheme"; "half-baked ideas"; "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"


Half-blooded   Dico Tools
(of animals) having only one purebred parent


Half-bound   Dico Tools
(of books) having the back bound in one material and the sides in another


Half-bred   Dico Tools
(of animals) having only one purebred parent


Half-breed   Dico Tools
Half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents)


Half-breed   Dico Tools
(of animals) having only one purebred parent


Half-brother   Dico Tools
A son of your stepparent by a former marriage


Half-caste   Dico Tools
Offspring of parents of different races or cultures


Half-century   Dico Tools
50 years


Half-clothed   Dico Tools
Inadequately clothed


Half-cock   Dico Tools
Confusion resulting from lack of preparation


Half-crazed   Dico Tools
Driven insane


Half-free_morel   Dico Tools
A morel with the ridged and pitted fertile portion attached to the stipe for about half its length


Half-hardy   Dico Tools
(of plants) requiring protection from frost; "half-hardy annuals"


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Half-heartedly   Dico Tools
Without enthusiasm; in a half-hearted manner; "she tried half-heartedly"


Half-holiday   Dico Tools
A day on which half is free from work or duty


Half-hour   Dico Tools
A half of an hour


Half-hourly   Dico Tools
Occurring every half hour


Half-hourly   Dico Tools
Every thirty minutes, every half hour


Half-intensity   Dico Tools
Half the maximum intensity


Half-length   Dico Tools
A portrait showing the body from only the waist up


Half-length   Dico Tools
Abridged to half its original length


Half-length   Dico Tools
Representing only the upper half of the body; "a half-length portrait"


Half-life   Dico Tools
The time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)


Half-light   Dico Tools
A grayish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)


Half-mast   Dico Tools
A position some distance below the top of the mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress


Half-moon   Dico Tools
The crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail


Half-moon   Dico Tools
The time at which the moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated


Half-pay   Dico Tools
Reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time


Half-pint   Dico Tools
Disparaging terms for small people


Half-price   Dico Tools
For half the price; "she bought it half-price during the sale"


Half-relief   Dico Tools
A sculptural relief between low relief and high relief


Half-seas-over   Dico Tools
British informal for `intoxicated''


Half-size   Dico Tools
Half the usual or regular size


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Half-slip   Dico Tools
Undergarment worn under a skirt


Half-term   Dico Tools
A short vacation about halfway through a school term; "he came to visit at half-term"


Half-timber   Dico Tools
Having exposed wood framing with spaces filled with masonry, as in Tudor architecture


Half-timbered   Dico Tools
Having exposed wood framing with spaces filled with masonry, as in Tudor architecture


Half-time   Dico Tools
Involving half the standard or customary time for an activity; "he had two years of half-time training"


Half-time   Dico Tools
For less than the standard number of hours; "he works part-time"


Half-track   Dico Tools
Having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front; "half-track armored vehicles"


Half-tracked   Dico Tools
Having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front; "half-track armored vehicles"


Half-truth   Dico Tools
A partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead


Half-wit   Dico Tools
A stupid incompetent person


Half-wit   Dico Tools
A person of subnormal intelligence


Half-witted   Dico Tools
Mentally deficient


Half-witted   Dico Tools
Lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety


Half-yearly   Dico Tools
Every half year, every six months


Halfback   Dico Tools
The position of a back on a football team


Halfback   Dico Tools
(football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position


Halfbeak   Dico Tools
Tropical and subtropical marine and freshwater fishes having an elongated body and long protruding lower jaw


Halfhearted   Dico Tools
Feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"


Halfpenny   Dico Tools
An English coin worth half a penny


Halfpennyworth   Dico Tools
The amount that can be bought for a halfpenny


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Halftime   Dico Tools
An intermission between the first and second half of a game


Halftone   Dico Tools
An engraving used to reproduce an illustration


Halftone   Dico Tools
A print obtained from photoengraving


Halftone_engraving   Dico Tools
An engraving used to reproduce an illustration


Halfway   Dico Tools
Equally distant from the extremes


Halfway   Dico Tools
Including only half or a portion; "halfway measures"


Halfway   Dico Tools
At a point midway between two extremes; "at the halfway mark"


Halfway   Dico Tools
At half the distance; at the middle; "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"


Half_a_dozen   Dico Tools
The cardinal number that is the sum of five and one


Half_a_dozen   Dico Tools
Denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units


Half_binding   Dico Tools
Book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another


Half_blood   Dico Tools
On of siblings who have only one parent in common


Half_boot   Dico Tools
A boot reaching halfway up to the knee


Half_cross_stitch   Dico Tools
A single cross stitch at a diagonal


Half_crown   Dico Tools
An English coin worth half a crown


Half_dollar   Dico Tools
A United States coin worth half of a dollar


Half_door   Dico Tools
An exterior door divided in two horizontally; either half can be closed or open independently


Half_dozen   Dico Tools
Denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units


Half_eagle   Dico Tools
A former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollars


Half_gainer   Dico Tools
A dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board


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Half_hatchet   Dico Tools
A hatchet with a broad blade on one end and a hammer head of the other


Half_hitch   Dico Tools
A knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double


Half_life   Dico Tools
The time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)


Half_mask   Dico Tools
A mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes


Half_mile   Dico Tools
A unit of length equal to half of 1 mile


Half_nelson   Dico Tools
A wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent''s arm and exerts press on the back of the neck


Half_note   Dico Tools
A musical note having the time value of half a whole note


Half_page   Dico Tools
Something that covers (the top or bottom) half of a page


Half_rest   Dico Tools
A musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time


Half_sister   Dico Tools
A sister who has only one parent in common with you


Half_snipe   Dico Tools
A small short-billed Old World snipe


Half_sole   Dico Tools
Shoe sole extending from the shank to the toe


Half_step   Dico Tools
The musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument


Half_title   Dico Tools
A first page of some books displaying only the title of the book


Half_track   Dico Tools
A track that goes around only rear wheels


Half_track   Dico Tools
A motor vehicle propelled by half tracks; frequently used by the military


Half_volley   Dico Tools
A tennis return made by hitting the ball immediately after it bounces


Haliaeetus   Dico Tools
A genus of Accipitridae


Haliaeetus_leucocephalus   Dico Tools
Large North American eagle having a white head and dark wings and body


Haliaeetus_leucorhyphus   Dico Tools
Of southeast Europe and central Asia


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Haliaeetus_pelagicus   Dico Tools
Found on coasts of the northwestern Pacific


Haliatus_albicilla   Dico Tools
Bulky grayish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland


Halibut   Dico Tools
Marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes


Halibut   Dico Tools
Lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific


Halibut-liver_oil   Dico Tools
A fatty oil from halibut livers that is used as a source of vitamin A


Halicoeres   Dico Tools
A genus of Labridae


Halicoeres_bivittatus   Dico Tools
Small wrasse of tropical Atlantic


Halicoeres_radiatus   Dico Tools
Bluish and bronze wrasse; found from Florida keys to Brazil


Halictidae   Dico Tools
A family of small solitary bees; many are valuable pollinators for agriculture


Halide   Dico Tools
A salt of any halogen acid


Halifax   Dico Tools
Provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia


Halimodendron   Dico Tools
1 species: salt tree


Halimodendron_argenteum   Dico Tools
Spiny shrub of the Caspian salt plains and Siberia having elegant silvery-downy young foliage and mildly fragrant pink-purple blooms


Halimodendron_halodendron   Dico Tools
Spiny shrub of the Caspian salt plains and Siberia having elegant silvery-downy young foliage and mildly fragrant pink-purple blooms


Haliotidae   Dico Tools
Abalones


Haliotis   Dico Tools
Type genus of the family Haliotidae


Haliotis_tuberculata   Dico Tools
An abalone found near the Channel Islands


Halite   Dico Tools
Naturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride


Halitosis   Dico Tools
Offensive breath


Halitus   Dico Tools
Exhaled breath


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Hall   Dico Tools
A large entrance or reception room or area


Hall   Dico Tools
A college or university building containing living quarters for students


Hall   Dico Tools
A large building for meetings or entertainment


Hall   Dico Tools
A large room for gatherings or entertainment; "lecture hall"; "pool hall"


Hall   Dico Tools
A large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; "halls of learning"


Hall   Dico Tools
An interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; "the elevators were at the end of the hall"


Hall   Dico Tools
The large room of a manor or castle


Hall   Dico Tools
A large and imposing house


Hall   Dico Tools
United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)


Hall   Dico Tools
United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)


Hall   Dico Tools
United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)


Hall   Dico Tools
United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)


Hall   Dico Tools
English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943)


Hall's_honeysuckle   Dico Tools
A variety of Japanese honeysuckle that grows like a vine; established as an aggressive escape in southeastern United States


Hallah   Dico Tools
(Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking


Halle   Dico Tools
A city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River; a member of the Hanseatic League during the 13th and 14th centuries


Halle-an-der-Saale   Dico Tools
A city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River; a member of the Hanseatic League during the 13th and 14th centuries


Hallel   Dico Tools
(Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh


Hallelujah   Dico Tools
A shout or song of praise to God


Halley   Dico Tools
English astronomer who used Newton''s laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)


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Halliard   Dico Tools
A rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag


Hallmark   Dico Tools
A distinctive characteristic or attribute


Hallmark   Dico Tools
A mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity


Halloo   Dico Tools
A shout to attract attention; "he gave a great halloo but no one heard him"


Halloo   Dico Tools
Shout `halloo'', as when greeting someone or attracting attention


Halloo   Dico Tools
Urge on with shouts; "halloo the dogs in a hunt"


Hallow   Dico Tools
Render holy by means of religious rites


Hallowe'en   Dico Tools
The evening before All Saints'' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people


Hallowed   Dico Tools
Worthy of religious veneration; "the sacred name of Jesus"; "Jerusalem''s hallowed soil"


Halloween   Dico Tools
The evening before All Saints'' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people


Hallowmas   Dico Tools
A Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835


Hallowmass   Dico Tools
A Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835


Hallstand   Dico Tools
A piece of furniture where coats and hats and umbrellas can be hung; usually has a mirror


Hallucinate   Dico Tools
Perceive what is not there; have illusions


Hallucinating   Dico Tools
Experiencing delirium


Hallucination   Dico Tools
An object perceived during a hallucinatory episode; "he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"


Hallucination   Dico Tools
A mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"


Hallucination   Dico Tools
Illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder


Hallucinatory   Dico Tools
Partaking of hallucination; "fleeing in terror from hallucinatory wolves"; "the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford


Hallucinogen   Dico Tools
A psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences


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Hallucinogenic   Dico Tools
Capable of producing hallucinations; "LSD is a powerful hallucinogenic drug"


Hallucinogenic_drug   Dico Tools
A psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences


Hallucinosis   Dico Tools
A mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations


Hallux   Dico Tools
The first largest innermost toe


Hallway   Dico Tools
An interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; "the elevators were at the end of the hall"


Hall_of_Fame   Dico Tools
A building containing trophies honoring famous people


Hall_of_residence   Dico Tools
A university dormitory


Hall_pass   Dico Tools
Written permission from a teacher for a student to be out the classroom and in the halls of the school


Hall_porter   Dico Tools
Someone who guards an entrance


Halm   Dico Tools
Stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding


Halma   Dico Tools
A board game in which players try to move their pieces into their opponent''s bases


Halo   Dico Tools
An indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint


Halo   Dico Tools
A circle of light around the sun or moon


Halo   Dico Tools
A toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"


Haloalkane   Dico Tools
Organic compound in which halogen atoms have been substituted for hydrogen atoms in an alkane


Halobacter   Dico Tools
Halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats


Halobacteria   Dico Tools
Halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats


Halobacterium   Dico Tools
Halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats


Halocarbon   Dico Tools
One of various compounds of carbon and any of the halogens


Halocarpus   Dico Tools
Dioecious trees or shrubs of New Zealand; similar in habit to Dacrydium


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Halocarpus_bidwilli   Dico Tools
New Zealand shrub


Haloform   Dico Tools
Compounds with the formula CHX3, where X is a halogen atom


Halogen   Dico Tools
Any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions


Halogeton   Dico Tools
A coarse annual herb introduced into North America from Siberia; dangerous to sheep and cattle on western rangelands because of its high oxalate content


Halogeton_glomeratus   Dico Tools
A coarse annual herb introduced into North America from Siberia; dangerous to sheep and cattle on western rangelands because of its high oxalate content


Halogeton_souda   Dico Tools
Algerian plant formerly burned to obtain calcium carbonate


Halon   Dico Tools
A compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms; very stable; used in fire extinguishers although it is thought to release bromine that depletes the ozone layer


Haloperidol   Dico Tools
Tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette''s syndrome


Halophil   Dico Tools
Archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival


Halophile   Dico Tools
Archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival


Halophyte   Dico Tools
Plant growing naturally in very salty soil


Haloragaceae   Dico Tools
A family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Myrtales


Haloragidaceae   Dico Tools
A family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Myrtales


Halothane   Dico Tools
A nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures


Halo_blight   Dico Tools
A blight of bean plants


Halo_blight   Dico Tools
A blight affecting the leaves of oats and other grasses


Halo_spot   Dico Tools
A blight of bean plants


Halt   Dico Tools
An interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"


Halt   Dico Tools
The event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"


Halt   Dico Tools
The state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"


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Halt   Dico Tools
Stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"


Halt   Dico Tools
Cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"


Halt   Dico Tools
Come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"


Halt   Dico Tools
Stop from happening or developing; "Block his election"; "Halt the process"


Halt   Dico Tools
Disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"


Halter   Dico Tools
Either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight


Halter   Dico Tools
A woman''s top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered


Halter   Dico Tools
Rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading


Halter   Dico Tools
A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging


Halter   Dico Tools
Prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"


Halter   Dico Tools
Hang with a halter


Haltere   Dico Tools
Either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight


Halting   Dico Tools
Fragmentary or halting from emotional strain; "uttered a few broken words of sorrow"


Halting   Dico Tools
Disabled in the feet or legs; "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"


Haltingly   Dico Tools
In a halting manner; "he spoke haltingly"


Halve   Dico Tools
Divide by two; divide into halves; "Halve the cake"


Halyard   Dico Tools
A rope for raising or lowering a sail or flag


Ham   Dico Tools
Meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)


Ham   Dico Tools
An unskilled actor who overacts


Ham   Dico Tools
A licensed amateur radio operator


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Ham   Dico Tools
(Old Testament) son of Noah


Ham   Dico Tools
Exaggerate one''s acting


Ham-fisted   Dico Tools
Not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse


Ham-handed   Dico Tools
Not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse


Hamadryad   Dico Tools
Large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja


Hamadryad   Dico Tools
The nymph or spirit of a particular tree


Hamamelidaceae   Dico Tools
Comprises genera Hamamelis; Corylopsis; Fothergilla; Liquidambar; Parrotia; other small genera


Hamamelidae   Dico Tools
A group of chiefly woody plants considered among the most primitive of angiosperms; perianth poorly developed or lacking; flowers often unisexual and often in catkins and often wind pollinated; contains 23 families including the Betulaceae and Fagaceae (i


Hamamelidanthum   Dico Tools
Genus of fossil plants of the Oligocene having flowers resembling those of the witch hazel; found in Baltic region


Hamamelidoxylon   Dico Tools
Genus of fossil plants having wood identical with or similar to that of the witch hazel


Hamamelid_dicot_family   Dico Tools
Family of mostly woody dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins


Hamamelid_dicot_genus   Dico Tools
Genus of mostly woody relatively primitive dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins


Hamamelis   Dico Tools
Deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel


Hamamelis_vernalis   Dico Tools
Fragrant shrub of lower Mississippi valley having very small flowers from midwinter to spring


Hamamelis_virginiana   Dico Tools
Common shrub of eastern North America having small yellow flowers after the leaves have fallen


Hamamelites   Dico Tools
Genus of fossil plants having leaves similar to those of the witch hazel


Haman   Dico Tools
(Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them


Hamartia   Dico Tools
The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall


Hamartoma   Dico Tools
A focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ


Hamas   Dico Tools
A militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Is


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Hamate   Dico Tools
The wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers


Hamate_bone   Dico Tools
The wrist bone in line with the 4th and 5th fingers


Hamburg   Dico Tools
A city in northern Germany on the Elbe River


Hamburger   Dico Tools
Beef that has been ground


Hamburger   Dico Tools
A fried cake of minced beef served on a bun


Hamburger_bun   Dico Tools
A round bun shaped to hold a hamburger patty


Hamburger_roll   Dico Tools
A round bun shaped to hold a hamburger patty


Hamburger_steak   Dico Tools
A patty of ground cooked beef


Hamburg_parsley   Dico Tools
Parsley with smooth leaves and enlarged edible taproot resembling a savory parsnip


Hame   Dico Tools
Stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces


Hamelia   Dico Tools
Any of several free-flowering tropical or subtropical shrubs of the genus Hamelia


Hamelia_erecta   Dico Tools
Handsome shrub with showy orange to scarlet or crimson flowers; Florida and West Indies to Mexico and Brazil


Hamelia_patens   Dico Tools
Handsome shrub with showy orange to scarlet or crimson flowers; Florida and West Indies to Mexico and Brazil


Hamilton   Dico Tools
The capital of Bermuda


Hamilton   Dico Tools
A port city in southeastern Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario


Hamilton   Dico Tools
United States statesman and leader of the Federalists; as the first Secretary of the Treasury he establish a federal bank; was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr (1755-1804)


Hamilton   Dico Tools
United States toxicologist known for her work on industrial poisons (1869-1970)


Hamilton   Dico Tools
English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)


Hamilton   Dico Tools
Irish mathematician (1806-1865)


Haminoea   Dico Tools
Common genus of marine bubble shells of the Pacific coast of North America


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Hamitic   Dico Tools
A group of languages in northen Africa related to Semitic


Hamitic_language   Dico Tools
A group of languages in northen Africa related to Semitic


Hamito-Semitic   Dico Tools
A large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa


Hamlet   Dico Tools
A community of people smaller than a village


Hamlet   Dico Tools
A settlement smaller than a town


Hamlet   Dico Tools
The hero of William Shakespeare''s tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father


Hammarskjold   Dico Tools
Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peace-keeping matters (1905-1961)


Hammer   Dico Tools
The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"


Hammer   Dico Tools
A hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking


Hammer   Dico Tools
A power tool for drilling rocks


Hammer   Dico Tools
A striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate


Hammer   Dico Tools
The part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled


Hammer   Dico Tools
A heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw


Hammer   Dico Tools
The ossicle attached to the eardrum


Hammer   Dico Tools
An athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible


Hammer   Dico Tools
Beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"


Hammer   Dico Tools
Create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"


Hammered   Dico Tools
Shaped or worked with a hammer and often showing hammer marks; "a bowl of hammered brass"


Hammerhead   Dico Tools
Medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous


Hammerhead   Dico Tools
The striking part of a hammer


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Hammerhead   Dico Tools
These words are used to express a low opinion of someone''s intelligence


Hammerhead_shark   Dico Tools
Medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous


Hammering   Dico Tools
The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"


Hammerlock   Dico Tools
A wrestling hold in which the opponent''s arm is twisted up behind his back


Hammerstein   Dico Tools
United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)


Hammertoe   Dico Tools
A deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch


Hammer_and_sickle   Dico Tools
The emblem on the flag of the Soviet Union


Hammer_in   Dico Tools
Teach by drills and repetition


Hammer_nose   Dico Tools
Enlargement of the nose with dilation of follicles and redness and prominent vascularity of the skin; often associated with excessive consumption of alcohol


Hammer_out   Dico Tools
Discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement; "The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement"


Hammer_throw   Dico Tools
An athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible


Hammett   Dico Tools
United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)


Hamming   Dico Tools
Poor acting by a ham actor


Hammock   Dico Tools
A hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swing easily


Hammock   Dico Tools
A small natural hill


Hammond_organ   Dico Tools
(music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ


Hammurabi   Dico Tools
Babylonian king who codified the laws of Sumer and Mesopotamia (died 1750 BC)


Hammurapi   Dico Tools
Babylonian king who codified the laws of Sumer and Mesopotamia (died 1750 BC)


Hammy   Dico Tools
Affectedly dramatic; overacted


Hamper   Dico Tools
A basket usually with a cover


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Hamper   Dico Tools
A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)


Hamper   Dico Tools
Prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"


Hamper   Dico Tools
Put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"


Hampshire   Dico Tools
British breed of hornless dark-faced mutton sheep


Hampshire   Dico Tools
A county of southern England on the English Channel


Hampshire_down   Dico Tools
British breed of hornless dark-faced mutton sheep


Hampton   Dico Tools
United States musician who was the first to use the vibraphone as a jazz instrument (born in 1913)


Hampton_Roads   Dico Tools
A naval battle of the American Civil War (1862); the indecisive battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac


Hampton_Roads   Dico Tools
A channel in southeastern Virginia through which the Elizabeth River and the James River flow into Chesapeake Bay


Hamster   Dico Tools
Short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches


Hamstring   Dico Tools
One of the tendons at the back of the knee


Hamstring   Dico Tools
Cripple by cutting the hamstring


Hamstring   Dico Tools
Make ineffective or powerless; "The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"


Hamstring_tendon   Dico Tools
One of the tendons at the back of the knee


Hamsun   Dico Tools
Norwegian writer of novels (1859-1952)


Ham_actor   Dico Tools
An unskilled actor who overacts


Ham_and_eggs   Dico Tools
Eggs (scrambled or fried) served with ham


Ham_hock   Dico Tools
A small cut of meat from the leg just above the foot


Ham_it_up   Dico Tools
Exaggerate one''s acting


Ham_sandwich   Dico Tools
A sandwich made with a filling of sliced ham


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Han   Dico Tools
Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy


Hancock   Dico Tools
American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793)


Hand   Dico Tools
Physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"


Hand   Dico Tools
Terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos); "the kangaroo''s forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting"- Springfield (Mass.) Union


Hand   Dico Tools
A rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"


Hand   Dico Tools
The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"


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Ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"


Hand   Dico Tools
One of two sides of an issue; "on the one hand..., but on the other hand..."


Hand   Dico Tools
Something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"


Hand   Dico Tools
A round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"


Hand   Dico Tools
The cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn''t hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"


Hand   Dico Tools
A position given by its location to the side of an object; "objections were voiced on every hand"


Hand   Dico Tools
A card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"


Hand   Dico Tools
A member of the crew of a ship; "all hands on deck"


Hand   Dico Tools
A hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"


Hand   Dico Tools
A unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; "the horse stood 20 hands"


Hand   Dico Tools
Guide or conduct or usher somewhere; "hand the elderly lady into the taxi"


Hand   Dico Tools
Place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"


Hand-build   Dico Tools
Make without a potter''s wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"


Hand-crafted   Dico Tools
Made by hand or a hand process; "delicate handmade baby dresses"


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Hand-down   Dico Tools
Passed on from one person to another; "not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes"


Hand-held   Dico Tools
Small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands; "a hand-held computer"


Hand-held_computer   Dico Tools
A portable battery-powered computer small enough to be carried in your pocket


Hand-held_microcomputer   Dico Tools
A portable battery-powered computer small enough to be carried in your pocket


Hand-hewn   Dico Tools
Cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel; "a house built of hewn logs"; "rough-hewn stone"; "a path hewn through the underbrush"


Hand-loomed   Dico Tools
Made on a handloom; "handwoven tablecloth"


Hand-me-down   Dico Tools
Outgrown garment passed down from one person to another


Hand-me-down   Dico Tools
Passed on from one person to another; "not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes"


Hand-operated   Dico Tools
Operated by hand


Hand-pick   Dico Tools
Pick personally and very carefully; "the director hand-picked his new team"


Hand-picked   Dico Tools
Carefully selected; "a hand-picked jury"


Hand-Schuller-Christian_disease   Dico Tools
Inflammatory histiocytosis associated with disturbance of cholesterol metabolism; occurs chiefly in young children and is characterized by cystic defects of the skull and diabetes insipidus


Hand-to-hand   Dico Tools
Being at close quarters; "hand-to-hand fighting"


Hand-to-hand_struggle   Dico Tools
The act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"


Hand-to-mouth(a)   Dico Tools
Providing only bare essentials; "a hand-to-mouth existence"


Hand-wash   Dico Tools
Wash or launder by hand instead of with a machine; "This delicate sweater must be handwashed"


Handbag   Dico Tools
A bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"


Handball   Dico Tools
A game played in a walled court or against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands


Handball   Dico Tools
A small rubber ball used in the game of handball


Handball_court   Dico Tools
The court on which handball is played


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Handbarrow   Dico Tools
A rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people


Handbasin   Dico Tools
A basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin'' is a British expression)


Handbasket   Dico Tools
A container that is usually woven and has handles


Handbell   Dico Tools
A bell that is held in the hand


Handbill   Dico Tools
An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"


Handbook   Dico Tools
A concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location


Handbow   Dico Tools
A bow drawn by hand as distinguished from a crossbow


Handbreadth   Dico Tools
Any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand


Handbuild   Dico Tools
Make without a potter''s wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"


Handcar   Dico Tools
A small railroad car propelled by hand or by a small motor


Handcart   Dico Tools
Wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"


Handclap   Dico Tools
A clap of the hands to indicate approval


Handclasp   Dico Tools
Grasping and shaking a person''s hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)


Handcolour   Dico Tools
Color by hand; "Some old photographs are handcolored"


Handcraft   Dico Tools
A work produced by hand labor


Handcraft   Dico Tools
Make something by hand; "We handcraft all our paper"


Handcuff   Dico Tools
Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs


Handcuff   Dico Tools
Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"


Handcuffs   Dico Tools
Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs


Handed   Dico Tools
Having or involving the use of hands; "a handed, tree-living animal"; "a four-handed card game"


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Handed-down   Dico Tools
Having been passed along from generation to generation; "among Biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor"


Handedness   Dico Tools
The property of using one hand more than the other


Handel   Dico Tools
The music of Handel


Handel   Dico Tools
A prolific German baroque composer remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)


Handelian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or in the manner of George Frederick Handel


Handful   Dico Tools
The quantity that can be held in the hand


Handful   Dico Tools
A small number or amount; "only a handful of responses were received"


Handgrip   Dico Tools
The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"


Handgun   Dico Tools
A firearm that is held and fired with one hand


Handheld   Dico Tools
Small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands; "a hand-held computer"


Handheld_drill   Dico Tools
A small portable drill held and operated by hand


Handhold   Dico Tools
An appendage to hold onto


Handicap   Dico Tools
Advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning


Handicap   Dico Tools
Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress


Handicap   Dico Tools
The condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"


Handicap   Dico Tools
Injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"


Handicap   Dico Tools
Put at a disadvantage; "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"


Handicap   Dico Tools
Attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant


Handicapped   Dico Tools
Incapacitated by injury or illness


Handicapped_person   Dico Tools
A person who has some handicap that interferes with normal functions


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Handicapper   Dico Tools
Someone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)


Handicraft   Dico Tools
A craft that requires skillful hands


Handicraft   Dico Tools
A work produced by hand labor


Handily   Dico Tools
With no difficulty; "she beat him handily"


Handily   Dico Tools
In a convenient manner; "the switch was conveniently located"


Handiness   Dico Tools
The quality of being at hand when needed


Handing_over   Dico Tools
The act of passing something to another person


Handiwork   Dico Tools
A work produced by hand labor


Handkerchief   Dico Tools
A square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory


Handle   Dico Tools
The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"


Handle   Dico Tools
Deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"


Handle   Dico Tools
Touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don''t handle the merchandise"


Handle   Dico Tools
Handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"


Handle   Dico Tools
Show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"


Handle   Dico Tools
Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can''t handle nuts"; "She managed her parents'' affairs after they got too old"


Handle   Dico Tools
Interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"


Handle-bars   Dico Tools
A large bushy moustache (with hair growing sometimes down the sides of the mouth)


Handlebar   Dico Tools
The shaped bar used to steer a bicycle


Handled   Dico Tools
Having a usually specified type of handle; "pearl-handled revolver"


Handleless   Dico Tools
Having no handle; "sleek cabinets with apparently handleless doors"


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Handler   Dico Tools
(sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team


Handler   Dico Tools
An agent who handles something or someone; "the senator''s campaign handlers"


Handler   Dico Tools
One who trains or exhibits animals


Handless   Dico Tools
Not skillful in physical movement especially with the hands; "a bumbling mechanic"; "a bungling performance"; "ham-handed governmental interference"; "could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse


Handless   Dico Tools
Without a hand or hands; "a handless war veteran"


Handle_with_kid_gloves   Dico Tools
Handle with great care and sensitivity; "You have to handle the students with kid gloves"


Handline   Dico Tools
A fishing line managed principally by hand


Handling   Dico Tools
The action of touching with the hands or the skillful use of the hands


Handling   Dico Tools
Manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something


Handling   Dico Tools
The management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system"


Handling_charge   Dico Tools
The cost of handling (especially the cost of packaging and mailing an order)


Handling_cost   Dico Tools
The cost of handling (especially the cost of packaging and mailing an order)


Handlock   Dico Tools
Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs


Handloom   Dico Tools
A loom powered by hand


Handmade   Dico Tools
Made by hand or a hand process; "delicate handmade baby dresses"


Handmaid   Dico Tools
A personal maid or female attendant


Handmaid   Dico Tools
In a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"


Handmaiden   Dico Tools
A personal maid or female attendant


Handmaiden   Dico Tools
In a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"


Handoff   Dico Tools
(American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate


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Handout   Dico Tools
Giving money or food or clothing to a needy person


Handout   Dico Tools
An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation


Handover   Dico Tools
Act of relinquishing property or authority etc; "the handover of occupied territory"


Handrail   Dico Tools
A railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling


Handrest   Dico Tools
A support for the hand


Hands   Dico Tools
(with `in'') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president''s hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of


Hands   Dico Tools
The force of workers available


Hands-down   Dico Tools
Achieved without great effort; "a hands-down victory"


Hands-off   Dico Tools
Not involving participation or intervention; "a hands-off foreign policy"


Hands-on   Dico Tools
Involving active participation; "he''s a hands-on manager"; "hands-on operations"


Handsaw   Dico Tools
A saw used with one hand for cutting wood


Handsaw_fish   Dico Tools
A soft-finned fish of the genus Alepisaurus


Handsbreadth   Dico Tools
Any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand


Handset   Dico Tools
Telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle


Handsewn   Dico Tools
Sewn by hand rather than machine


Handshake   Dico Tools
Grasping and shaking a person''s hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)


Handshaking   Dico Tools
Grasping and shaking a person''s hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)


Handsome   Dico Tools
Pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women a


Handsome   Dico Tools
Given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday''s child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and


Handsomely   Dico Tools
In a generously handsome manner; "India has responded handsomely by providing 3,000 men"


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Handsomely   Dico Tools
In an attractively handsome manner; "the volume was handsomely bound"


Handsomeness   Dico Tools
The quality of having regular well-defined features (especially of a man)


Handspike   Dico Tools
A metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever


Handspring   Dico Tools
An acrobatic feat in which a person goes from a standing position to a handstand and back again


Handstamp   Dico Tools
A stamp (usually made of rubber) for imprinting a mark or design by hand


Handstamp   Dico Tools
Stamp with a rubber-stamp, usually an indication of official approval on a document


Handstand   Dico Tools
The act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position


Handstitched   Dico Tools
Sewn by hand rather than machine


Hands_down   Dico Tools
With no difficulty; "she beat him handily"


Handwash   Dico Tools
Wash or launder by hand instead of with a machine; "This delicate sweater must be handwashed"


Handwear   Dico Tools
Clothing for the hands


Handwheel   Dico Tools
Control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated


Handwheel   Dico Tools
A wheel worked by hand


Handwork   Dico Tools
A work produced by hand labor


Handwoven   Dico Tools
Made on a handloom; "handwoven tablecloth"


Handwrite   Dico Tools
Write by hand; "You should handwrite the note to your guests"


Handwriting   Dico Tools
The activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"


Handwriting   Dico Tools
Something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"


Handwriting_expert   Dico Tools
A specialist in inferring character from handwriting


Handwritten   Dico Tools
Written by hand


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Handy   Dico Tools
United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)


Handy   Dico Tools
Easy to reach; "found a handy spot for the can opener"


Handy   Dico Tools
Skillful with the hands; "handy with an axe"


Handy   Dico Tools
Easy to use; "a handy gadget"


Handyman   Dico Tools
A man skilled in various odd jobs and other small tasks


Hand_and_foot   Dico Tools
In all ways possible; "they served him hand and foot"


Hand_and_glove   Dico Tools
In close cooperation; "they work hand in glove"


Hand_ax   Dico Tools
A stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping


Hand_axe   Dico Tools
A stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping


Hand_blower   Dico Tools
A hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair; used for styling hair


Hand_brake   Dico Tools
A brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage


Hand_by_a_hair   Dico Tools
Depend on a small thing or be at risk; "His life now hangs by a thread"


Hand_calculator   Dico Tools
A calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket


Hand_cheese   Dico Tools
Any cheese originally molded by hand


Hand_clapping   Dico Tools
A demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together


Hand_cream   Dico Tools
Moisturizing cream for the hands


Hand_down   Dico Tools
Passed on, as by inheritance; "This ring was handed down through many generations"


Hand_drill   Dico Tools
A small portable drill held and operated by hand


Hand_dye   Dico Tools
Dye by hand; "This fabric is hand-dyed"


Hand_fern   Dico Tools
Tropical American fern with coarsely lobed to palmatifid fronds


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Hand_glass   Dico Tools
Light microscope consisting of a single convex lens that is used to produce an enlarged image; "the magnifying glass was invented by Roger Bacon in 1250"


Hand_glass   Dico Tools
A mirror intended to be held in the hand


Hand_grenade   Dico Tools
A grenade designed to be thrown by hand


Hand_in_glove   Dico Tools
In close cooperation; "they work hand in glove"


Hand_in_hand   Dico Tools
Clasping each other''s hands; "they walked hand in hand"


Hand_in_hand   Dico Tools
Together; "hand in hand with hope went fear"; "doctors and nurses work hand in hand to save lives"


Hand_job   Dico Tools
Slang terms for masturbation


Hand_line   Dico Tools
A fishing line managed principally by hand


Hand_lotion   Dico Tools
Lotion used to soften the hands


Hand_luggage   Dico Tools
Luggage that is light enough to be carried by hand


Hand_mirror   Dico Tools
A mirror intended to be held in the hand


Hand_mower   Dico Tools
A lawn mower that is operated by hand


Hand_organ   Dico Tools
A musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs


Hand_out   Dico Tools
Give out; "The teacher handed out the exams"


Hand_over   Dico Tools
To surrender someone or something to another; "the guard delivered the criminal to the police"; "render up the prisoners"; "render the town to the enemy"; "fork over the money"


Hand_over_fist   Dico Tools
At a tremendous rate; "made money hand over fist"


Hand_pump   Dico Tools
A pump worked by hand


Hand_puppet   Dico Tools
A puppet with a cloth body and hollow head; fits over the hand


Hand_shovel   Dico Tools
A shovel that is operated by hand


Hand_throttle   Dico Tools
A hand-operated lever that controls the throttle valve


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Hand_tool   Dico Tools
A tool used with workers'' hands


Hand_towel   Dico Tools
A small towel used to dry the hands or face


Hand_to_hand   Dico Tools
At close quarters; "fought hand to hand"


Hand_to_mouth   Dico Tools
With barely enough money for immediate needs; "they lived form hand to mouth"


Hand_truck   Dico Tools
A handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects


Hand_wear   Dico Tools
Clothing for the hands


Hang   Dico Tools
A gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast''s weight is supported by the arms


Hang   Dico Tools
The way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat"


Hang   Dico Tools
A special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn''t get the hang of it"


Hang   Dico Tools
Of meat, in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days"


Hang   Dico Tools
Hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father''s hands"; "The child clung to his mother''s apron"


Hang   Dico Tools
Cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"


Hang   Dico Tools
Place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door"


Hang   Dico Tools
Be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn''t hang right!"


Hang   Dico Tools
Be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"


Hang   Dico Tools
Be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"


Hang   Dico Tools
Fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"


Hang   Dico Tools
Decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"


Hang   Dico Tools
Let drop or droop; "Hang one''s head in shame"


Hang   Dico Tools
Give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"


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Hang   Dico Tools
Kill by hanging; "The murdered was hanged on Friday"


Hang   Dico Tools
Prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury


Hang   Dico Tools
Be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"


Hang   Dico Tools
Be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"


Hang-up   Dico Tools
An unforeseen obstacle


Hang-up   Dico Tools
An emotional preoccupation


Hangar   Dico Tools
A large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained


Hangar_queen   Dico Tools
An airplane with a bad maintenance record


Hangbird   Dico Tools
Eastern subspecies of northern oriole


Hangchow   Dico Tools
A city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world


Hangdog   Dico Tools
Frightened into submission or compliance


Hangdog   Dico Tools
Showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater


Hanger   Dico Tools
Anything from which something can be hung


Hanger   Dico Tools
A worker who hangs something


Hanger-on   Dico Tools
Someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along


Hanging   Dico Tools
The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"


Hanging   Dico Tools
A form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead; "in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"


Hanging   Dico Tools
Decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"


Hanging_chad   Dico Tools
A chad that is incompletely removed and hanging by one corner


Hanging_fly   Dico Tools
Any of various mecopterous insects of the family Bittacidae


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Hanging_Gardens_of_Babylon   Dico Tools
Terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC; one of the seven wonders of the ancient world


Hanging_geranium   Dico Tools
A commonly cultivated trailing South American plant with peltate leaves and rosy flowers


Hanging_wall   Dico Tools
The upper wall of an inclined fault


Hangman   Dico Tools
An executioner who hangs the condemned person


Hangman's_halter   Dico Tools
A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging


Hangman's_rope   Dico Tools
A rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging


Hangnail   Dico Tools
A loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected


Hangout   Dico Tools
A frequently visited place


Hangover   Dico Tools
Something that has survived from the past; "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century"


Hangover   Dico Tools
An official who remains in office after his term


Hangover   Dico Tools
Disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)


Hangzhou   Dico Tools
A city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world


Hangzhou_Bay   Dico Tools
A bay formed by an inlet of the East China Sea


Hang_around   Dico Tools
Be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"


Hang_back   Dico Tools
To lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"


Hang_by_a_thread   Dico Tools
Depend on a small thing or be at risk; "His life now hangs by a thread"


Hang_glide   Dico Tools
Fly by means of a hang glider


Hang_glider   Dico Tools
A glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height


Hang_glider   Dico Tools
A rider of a hang glider


Hang_gliding   Dico Tools
Gliding in a hang glider


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Hang_in   Dico Tools
Be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"


Hang_on   Dico Tools
Be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"


Hang_on   Dico Tools
Hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"


Hang_on   Dico Tools
Fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"


Hang_out   Dico Tools
Spend time in a certain location or with certain people; "She hangs out at the corner cafe"


Hang_together   Dico Tools
Be connected; "In my heart I can make the world hang together"


Hang_up   Dico Tools
Interrupt a telephone conversation


Hang_up   Dico Tools
Put a telephone receiver back in its cradle


Hang_up   Dico Tools
Cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"


Hani   Dico Tools
A Loloish language


Hank   Dico Tools
A coil of rope or wool or yarn


Hanker   Dico Tools
Desire strongly or persistently


Hankering   Dico Tools
A yearning for something or to do something


Hankey   Dico Tools
A square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory


Hankie   Dico Tools
A square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory


Hanks   Dico Tools
United States film actor (born in 1956)


Hanky   Dico Tools
A square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory


Hanky_panky   Dico Tools
Verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way


Hank_Aaron   Dico Tools
United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934)


Hank_panky   Dico Tools
Illicit sexual intercourse


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Hank_Williams   Dico Tools
United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)


Hannah_Arendt   Dico Tools
United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975)


Hannibal   Dico Tools
A town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain


Hannibal   Dico Tools
General who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)


Hannover   Dico Tools
A port city in northwestern Germany


Hannukah   Dico Tools
(Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC


Hanoi   Dico Tools
The capital city of Vietnam; located in North Vietnam


Hanover   Dico Tools
The English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)


Hanover   Dico Tools
A port city in northwestern Germany


Hanoverian   Dico Tools
A member (or supporter) of the house of Hanover


Hanoverian   Dico Tools
Any of the British sovereigns belonging to the House of Hanover


Hanoverian   Dico Tools
Of or relating to the former English royal House of Hanover or their supporters


Hanoverian_line   Dico Tools
The English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)


Hansard   Dico Tools
The official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body; originally of the British Parliament; "the Canadian Hansard is published in both English and French"


Hanseatic_League   Dico Tools
A commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in the 13th century and most powerful in the 14th century


Hansen's_disease   Dico Tools
Chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae


Hansom   Dico Tools
A two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver''s seat above and behind the passengers


Hansom_cab   Dico Tools
A two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver''s seat above and behind the passengers


Hans_Adolf_Krebs   Dico Tools
English biochemist (born in Germany) who discovered the Krebs cycle (1900-1981)


Hans_Albrecht_Bethe   Dico Tools
United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for research in astrophysics and nuclear physics (born 1906)


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Hans_Arp   Dico Tools
Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of Dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)


Hans_Bethe   Dico Tools
United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for research in astrophysics and nuclear physics (born 1906)


Hans_C._J._Gram   Dico Tools
Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)


Hans_Christian_Andersen   Dico Tools
A Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875)


Hans_Christian_Oersted   Dico Tools
Danish physicist (1777-1851)


Hans_Conrad_Julius_Reiter   Dico Tools
German bacteriologist who described a disease now known as Reiter''s syndrome and who identified the spirochete that causes syphilis in humans (1881-1969)


Hans_Eysenck   Dico Tools
A British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis


Hans_Fischer   Dico Tools
German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)


Hans_Geiger   Dico Tools
German physicist who developed the Geiger counter (1882-1945)


Hans_Holbein   Dico Tools
German painter of religious works (1465-1524)


Hans_Holbein   Dico Tools
German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king''s prospective brides (1497-1543)


Hans_Jurgen_Eysenck   Dico Tools
A British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis


Hans_Zinsser   Dico Tools
United States bacteriologist who helped develop immunization against typhus fever (1878-1940)


Hanukah   Dico Tools
(Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC


Hanukkah   Dico Tools
(Judaism) an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC


Hanuman   Dico Tools
Langur of southern Asia; regarded as sacred in India


Hanuman   Dico Tools
In Hinduism, the monkey god and helper of Rama; god of devotion and courage


Han_dynasty   Dico Tools
Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy


Hao   Dico Tools
10 hao equal 1 dong


Haoma   Dico Tools
Leafless East Indian vine; its sour milky juice formerly used to make an intoxicating drink


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Hap   Dico Tools
An accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"


Hap   Dico Tools
Come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"


Hapax_legomenon   Dico Tools
A word with a special meaning used for a special occasion


Haphazard   Dico Tools
Marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"


Haphazard   Dico Tools
Dependent upon or characterized by chance; "a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"


Haphazard   Dico Tools
Without care; in a slapdash manner; "the Prime Minister was wearing a gray suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard"


Haphazardly   Dico Tools
In a random manner; "the houses were randomly scattered"; "bullets were fired into the crowd at random"


Haphazardly   Dico Tools
Without care; in a slapdash manner; "the Prime Minister was wearing a gray suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard"


Haphazardness   Dico Tools
The quality of lacking any predictable order or plan


Haphtarah   Dico Tools
A short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah


Haphtorah   Dico Tools
A short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah


Hapless   Dico Tools
Deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor d


Haploid   Dico Tools
(genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes


Haploid   Dico Tools
Of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes


Haploidic   Dico Tools
Of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes


Haploidy   Dico Tools
The condition of being haploid


Haplopappus   Dico Tools
Genus of North and South American perennial herbs or shrubs with yellow flowers; in some classifications include species placed in other genera especially Hazardia


Haplopappus_acaulis   Dico Tools
Dark green erect herb of northwestern United States and southwestern Canada having stiff leaves in dense tufts and yellow flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Haplopappus


Haplopappus_phyllocephalus   Dico Tools
Annual of southern United States and Mexico having bristly leaves and pale yellow flowers


Haplopappus_spinulosus   Dico Tools
Slender perennial of western North America having weakly bristly leaves and yellow flower heads


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Haplosporidia   Dico Tools
An order in the subclass Acnidosporidia


Haplosporidian   Dico Tools
Parasite in invertebrates and lower vertebrates of no known economic importance


Haply   Dico Tools
By accident; "betrayed by a word haply overheard"


Happen   Dico Tools
Come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"


Happen   Dico Tools
Come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"


Happen   Dico Tools
Happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)


Happen   Dico Tools
Come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"


Happen   Dico Tools
Chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"


Happening   Dico Tools
An event that happens


Happening   Dico Tools
Taking place; "the parade is still happening"


Happenstance   Dico Tools
An event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental


Happen_upon   Dico Tools
Find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"


Happily   Dico Tools
In an unexpectedly lucky way; "happily he was not injured"


Happily   Dico Tools
In a joyous manner; "they shouted happily"


Happiness   Dico Tools
Emotions experienced when in a state of well-being


Happiness   Dico Tools
State of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy


Happy   Dico Tools
Satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment; "felt content with her lot"; "quite happy to let things go on as they are"


Happy   Dico Tools
Exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation


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Well expressed and to the point; "a happy turn of phrase"; "a few well-chosen words"; "a felicitous comment"


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Marked by good fortune; "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome"


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Enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"


Happy   Dico Tools
Experiencing pleasure or joy; "happy you are here"; "pleased with the good news"


Happy-go-lucky   Dico Tools
Cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money"; "freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth"


Happy_chance   Dico Tools
An unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break"


Happy_event   Dico Tools
The live birth of a child


Happy_hour   Dico Tools
The time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price


Hapsburg   Dico Tools
A royal German family that provided rulers for several European states and wore the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1806


Haptic   Dico Tools
Of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch; "haptic data"; "a tactile reflex"


Haptically   Dico Tools
By touch; "he perceives shapes tactually"


Haptic_sensation   Dico Tools
A sensation localized on the skin


Hara-kiri   Dico Tools
Ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by warriors in the traditional Japanese society


Harakat_al-Jihad_al-Islami_al-Filastini   Dico Tools
A militant Palestinian terrorist group created in 1979 and committed to the creation of an Islamic state in Palestime and to the destruction of Israel; smaller and more exclusively militant that Hamas


Harakat_ul-Jihad-I-Islami   Dico Tools
An extremist militant group in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that seeks an Islamic government and that has had close links and fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan


Harakiri   Dico Tools
Ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by warriors in the traditional Japanese society


Harangue   Dico Tools
A loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion


Harangue   Dico Tools
Deliver a harangue to; address forcefully


Haranguer   Dico Tools
A public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech


Harare   Dico Tools
The capital and largest city of Zimbabwe


Harass   Dico Tools
Exhaust by attacking repeatedly; "harass the enemy"


Harass   Dico Tools
Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"


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Troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances; "harassed working mothers"; "a harried expression"; "her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions"; "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"


Harasser   Dico Tools
A persistent attacker; "the harassers were not members of the regular army"


Harasser   Dico Tools
A persistent tormentor


Harassing_fire   Dico Tools
Fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale


Harassment   Dico Tools
The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism


Harassment   Dico Tools
A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors"


Harbinger   Dico Tools
An indication of the approach of something or someone


Harbinger   Dico Tools
Foreshadow or presage


Harbor   Dico Tools
A place of refuge and comfort and security


Harbor   Dico Tools
A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo


Harbor   Dico Tools
Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"


Harbor   Dico Tools
Hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him"


Harbor   Dico Tools
Keep in one''s possession; of animals


Harbor   Dico Tools
Secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)


Harborage   Dico Tools
(nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)


Harbor_patrol   Dico Tools
Patrol of officers who police a harbor area


Harbor_porpoise   Dico Tools
The common porpoise of the northern Atlantic and Pacific


Harbor_seal   Dico Tools
Small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere


Harbour   Dico Tools
A place of refuge and comfort and security


Harbour   Dico Tools
A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo


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Harbour   Dico Tools
Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"


Harbour   Dico Tools
Hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him"


Harbour   Dico Tools
Keep in one''s possession; of animals


Harbour   Dico Tools
Secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)


Harbourage   Dico Tools
(nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)


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Not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "a difficult child"; "found himself in a difficult situation"; "why i


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Characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a


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Dried out; "hard dry rolls left over from the day before"


Hard   Dico Tools
Unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"


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