achilles means: a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
aphid means: any of various small plant-sucking insects
blood fluke means: flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals
breeches buoy means: a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support; used to transfer people from a ship
diclofenac sodium means: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally
flat-hat means: fly very close to the ground
genus casuarina means: genus of trees and shrubs widely naturalized in southern United States and West Indies; coextensive with the family Casuarinaceae and order Casuarinales
geographer means: an expert on geography
hauteur means: overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
hemlock tree means: an evergreen tree
high gear means: a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
knish means: (Yiddish) a baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
lard oil means: oil consisting chiefly of olein that is expressed from lard and used especially as a lubricant, cutting oil or illuminant
military greeting means: a formal military gesture of respect
pegleg means: a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
remorseless means: without mercy or pity
snake feeder means: slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
spike arrester means: electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
string line means: line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
subfamily petauristidae means: Old World flying squirrels
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