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gist




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gist
     1. n. The most essential part; the main idea or substance (of a longer or more complicated matter); the crux of a matter; the pith.
     2. n. (legal, dated) The essential ground for action in a suit, without which there is no cause of action.
     3. n. (obsolete) Resting place (especially of animals), lodging.
     4. v. To summarize, to extract and present the most important parts of.

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Okay, boy, what's the gist

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