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a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     8. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     9. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
           A God’s name.
     10. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     11. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     12. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     13. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     14. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     15. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     16. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
what a pretty box!
like the body of a dog
disease
     1. n. (pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.
           The tomato plants had some kind of disease that left their leaves splotchy and fruit withered.
     2. n. (by extension) Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.
     3. n. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
     4. v. To infect with a disease.
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     3. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     4. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     5. prep. Expressing separation.
     6. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     8. prep. Expressing origin.
     9. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     10. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     11. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     12. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     13. prep. Expressing agency.
     14. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     15. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     16. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     17. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     18. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     19. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     20. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     21. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     22. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     23. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     24. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     25. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     26. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     27. prep. Having partitive effect.
     28. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     29. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     30. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     31. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     32. prep. Expressing possession.
     33. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     34. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     35. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     36. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     37. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     38. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     39. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     40. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     41. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     42. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     43. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     44. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     45. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     46. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
     47. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
being afraid of them
was a crate of bananas
plants
     1. n. plural of plant
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of plant
     plant
          1. n. (botany) An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.
                The garden had a couple of trees, and a cluster of colourful plants around the border.
          2. n. (botany) An organism of the kingdom Plantae; now specifically, a living organism of the Embryophyta (land plants) or of the Chlorophyta (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloro
          3. n. (ecology) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
          4. n. (proscribed as biologically inaccurate) Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.
          5. n. A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
          6. n. An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
                That gun's not mine! It's a plant! I've never seen it before!
          7. n. Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).
          8. n. A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
          9. n. (snooker) A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.
          10. n. Machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.
          11. n. (dated, slang) A plan; a swindle; a trick.
          12. n. An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
          13. n. (US, dialect) A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
          14. v. To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
          15. v. To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.
                That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!
          16. v. To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
                Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.
                to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a flag; to plant one's feet on solid ground
          17. v. To place in the ground.
          18. v. To furnish or supply with plants.
                to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest
          19. v. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
          20. v. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish.
                to plant a colony
          21. v. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of.
                to plant Christianity among the heathen
          22. v. To set up; to install; to instate.
caused
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of cause
     cause
          1. n. (often with of, typically of adverse results) The source of, or reason for, an event or action; that which produces or effects a result.
                They identified a burst pipe as the cause of the flooding.
          2. n. (especially with for and a bare noun) Sufficient reason for a state, as of emotion.
                There is no cause for alarm.
                The end of the war was a cause for celebration.
          3. n. A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends.
          4. n. (legal) A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action.
          5. v. To set off an event or action.
                The lightning caused thunder.
          6. v. To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.
                His dogged determination caused the fundraising to be successful.
          7. v. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
by
     1. prep. Near or next to.
           The mailbox is by the bus stop.
     2. prep. At some time before (the given time), or before the end of a given time interval.
           Be back by ten o'clock!  We will send it by the first week of July.
     3. prep. Indicates the actor in a clause with its verb in the passive voice: Through the action or presence of.
           The matter was decided by the chairman.  The boat was swamped by the water.  He was protected by his body armour.
     4. prep. Indicates the creator of a work: Existing through the authorship etc. of.
           There are many well-known plays by William Shakespeare
     5. prep. Indicates the cause of a condition or event: Through the action of, caused by, responsibility for; by dint of.
     6. prep. Indicates a means: Involving/using the means of.
           I avoided the guards by moving only when they weren't looking.
     7. prep. Indicates a source of light used as illumination.
           The electricity was cut off, so we had to read by candlelight.
     8. prep. Indicates an authority, rule, or permission followed.
           I sorted the items by category.  By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife.
     9. prep. Indicates the amount of some progression: With a change of.
           Our stock is up by ten percent.
     10. prep. In the formulae X by X and by Xs, indicates a steady progression, one X after another.
           We went through the book page by page.  We crawled forward by inches.
     11. prep. Indicates a referenced source: According to.
           He cheated by his own admission.
     12. prep. Indicates an oath: With the authority of.
           By Jove! I think she's got it!  By all that is holy, I'll put an end to this.
     13. prep. Used to separate dimensions when describing the size of something.
           It is easy to invert a 2-by-2 matrix.  The room was about 4 foot by 6 foot.  The bricks used to build the wall measured 10 by 20 by 30 cm.
     14. prep. (horse breeding) Designates a horse's male parent (sire); cf. out of.
           She's a lovely little filly, by Big Lad, out of Damsel in Distress.
     15. adv. Along a path which runs by the speaker.
           I watched as it passed by.
     16. adv. In the vicinity, near.
           There was a shepherd close by.
           The shop is hard by the High Street.
     17. adv. To or at a place, as a residence or place of business.
           I'll stop by on my way home from work.
           We're right near the lifeguard station. Come by before you leave.
     18. adv. Aside, away.
           The women spent much time after harvest putting jams by for winter and spring.
     19. adj. Out of the way, subsidiary.
     20. n. (card games) A pass
     21. interj. alternative spelling of bye
by the window
by this time I
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     8. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     9. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
           A God’s name.
     10. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     11. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     12. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     13. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     14. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     15. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     16. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
it was a cat
and moved a little
reddish
     1. adj. Somewhat red.
brown
     1. n. (and un) A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
           The browns and greens in this painting give it a nice woodsy feel.
           (color panel, 623017)
     2. n. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 4 points.
     3. n. Black tar heroin.
     4. n. (slang) A copper coin.
     5. n. (sometimes capitalised) A person of Middle Eastern, Latino or South Asian descent; a brown-skinned person; someone of mulatto or biracial appearance.
     6. adj. Having a brown colour.
     7. adj. (sometimes capitalized) Of or relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.
     8. v. (intransitive) To become brown.
           Fry the onions until they brown.
     9. v. (cooking, transitive) To cook something until it becomes brown.
           Brown the onions in a large frying pan.
     10. v. (intransitive, transitive) To tan.
           Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun.
     11. v. To make brown or dusky.
     12. v. To give a bright brown colour to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coating of oxide on their surface.
     13. v. (demography, transitive, intransitive, slang) To turn progressively more Middle Eastern, Hispanic or Latino, in the context of the population of a geographic region.
           the browning of America
fungus
     1. n. (mycology) Any member of the kingdom Fungi; a eukaryotic organism typically having chitin cell walls but no chlorophyll or plastids. Fungi may be unicellular or multicellular.
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