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deck the floor on a ship or boat. Sometimes a ship has several decks at different levels. [1/4 definitions]
descend to be related by blood through several generations. [1/4 definitions]
distribute to divide into parts and give out to each of several people or groups. [1/2 definitions]
dollar the main unit of money in the United States, Canada, and several other countries. One dollar is equal to one hundred cents. [1/2 definitions]
draw straws to choose one person from several by having each choose a partly covered straw, with the shortest straw indicating the chosen person.
egret a kind of heron that is usually white and grows a long plume of feathers in breeding season. There are several kinds of egrets.
fair2 a gathering at which farm animals and farm produce are shown and judged. A fair is usually held over several days and includes games and amusements. [1/2 definitions]
federal having to do with a system of government that unites several states under a central government. The states have their own governments, yet they recognize the rule of the central government as well. [1/2 definitions]
federation a government or league formed by the union of several states, clubs, or other groups.
franc the main unit of money of France, Belgium, and several other countries.
French the language of France and several other countries. [1/3 definitions]
hardwood any of several types of trees with strong, hard wood and broad leaves. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all hardwoods. [1/2 definitions]
hitch1 any of several knots used for hitching. [1/6 definitions]
hound any of several breeds of dogs. Hounds have short hair, a deep voice, and long, drooping ears. They are used for hunting. [1/3 definitions]
ivy any of several plants like this, that climb or grow along the ground. [1/2 definitions]
jackal a mammal that is closely related to wolves and dogs. Jackals eat the remains of dead animals and hunt for small or weak animals. Several kinds of jackals are found in Asia and Africa.
jet stream a narrow band of strong, fast wind several miles above the earth's surface. The jet stream usually flows from west to east.
lily any of several similar plants or flowers, such as the day lily. [1/3 definitions]
lynx a mammal in the cat family with soft, spotted fur, pointed ears, and a short tail. Several kinds of lynx live in Europe, North America, and Asia. They are carnivores and are related to other wild cats. The average lynx is about two to four times the size of a house cat.
mammoth a very large extinct mammal closely related to elephants. Mammoths were much bigger than elephants, and had shaggy black fur and long tusks that curved upward. Several kinds of mammoths lived in the Northern Hemisphere until the end of the last Ice Age. [1/2 definitions]
mastodon a very large extinct mammal. Several kinds of mastodons lived in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America tens of thousands of years ago. The last kind of mastodon became extinct at the end of the last Ice Age. Mammoths and modern elephants may have developed from earlier mastodons.