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  • soaked to the bone
    Extremely or completely wet, especially through one's clothing. Watch the video
  • snow on the mountain
    Silver, grey, or white hair on one's head, as due to aging. Watch the video

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  • constellate
    Definition: (verb) To form or cause to form a group or cluster. Synonyms: cluster, flock, clump. Usage: The poets constellate in this town every summer. Discuss
  • periwig
    Definition: (noun) A wig for men that was fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries. Synonyms: peruke. Usage: He wears an immense periwig, flowing down over his shoulders.

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  • limit
    T'ai Chi - Short for T'ai Chi Ch'uan, it is Chinese for "extreme limit" or "great supreme absolute," and constitutes the source and limit of life force. More...
  • runner
    runner - A blade of a skate or sled. The supports on which a drawer slides are also called runners. More...dromedary, Bactrian - A one-hump camel is a dromedary (from Latin, meaning "swift camel," from Greek dromas, "runner") and a two-hump camel is a Bactrian (from Bactria in Asia). More...cursor - First meant "runner" or […]
  • waist
    drop waist - One that has the seam at the hips, rather than the waist. More...blouse - First a garment, usually belted at the waist, worn by peasants or workmen. More...midriff - Based on the Old English hrif, "belly," it is the front of the body between the chest and the waist. More...calypso - The […]
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