|1.||a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile [syn: nautical mile]|
|2.||a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude [syn: nautical mile]|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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