a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
early 15c., from O.Fr. pronosticacion (14c.), from M.L. prognosticationem (nom. prognosticatio), from prognosticatus, pp. of prognosticare "foretell," from L. prognostica "sign to forecast weather," from neuter plural of Gk. prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis).