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  • n  a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
  • n  the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  • n  a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm
  • n  the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
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w. c. fields
  • n  United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
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w. c. handy
  • n  United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
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w. e. b. du bois
  • n  United States civil rights leader and political activist who campaigned for equality for Black Americans (1868-1963)
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w. h. auden
  • n  United States poet (born in England) (1907-1973)
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w. h. hudson
  • n  English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
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w. k. kellogg
  • n  United States food manufacturer who (with his brother) developed a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes of rolled and toasted wheat and corn; he established a company to manufacture the cereal (1860-1951)
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w. somerset maugham
  • n  English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
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w. v. quine
  • n  United States philosopher and logician who championed an empirical view of knowledge that depended on language (1908-2001)
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w. w. jacobs
  • n  English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
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w.m.d.
  • n  a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
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wabash
  • n  a tributary of the Ohio River that rises in western Ohio and flows southwestward across Indiana
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wabash river
  • n  a tributary of the Ohio River that rises in western Ohio and flows southwestward across Indiana
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wac
  • n  a member of the Women's Army Corps
  • n  an army corps that was organized in World War II but is no longer a separate branch of the United States Army
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wad
  • n  a small mass of soft material
    he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter
  • n  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    a wad of money
  • n  a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  • v  compress into a wad
    wad paper into the box
  • v  crowd or pack to capacity
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