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elizabeth taylor
  • n  United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)
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elizabethan age
  • n  a period in British history during the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th century; an age marked by literary achievement and domestic prosperity
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elizabethan sonnet
  • n  a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
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elk
  • n  large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
  • n  large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
  • n  common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
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elk-wood
  • n  small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches
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elkhorn fern
  • n  commonly cultivated fern of Australia and southeastern Asia and Polynesia
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elkhound
  • n  breed of compact medium-sized dog with a heavy grey coat developed in Norway for hunting elk
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elkwood
  • n  small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches
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ell
  • n  an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
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ellas
  • n  a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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ellen price wood
  • n  English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887)
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elli
  • n  (Norse mythology) goddess of old age who defeated Thor in a wrestling match
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ellice islands
  • n  a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii
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ellington
  • n  United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)
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ellipse
  • n  a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
    the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant
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ellipsis
  • n  omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
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ellipsoid of revolution
  • n  a shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes
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