|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||an act or instance of submitting|
|2.||something submitted; a proposal, argument, etc|
|3.||the quality or condition of being submissive to another|
|4.||the act of referring a document, etc, for the consideration of someone else|
|a. an agreement by the parties to a dispute to refer the matter to arbitration|
|b. the instrument referring a disputed matter to arbitration|
|6.||Compare fall (in wrestling) the act of causing such pain to one's opponent that he submits|
|7.||archaic a confession of error|
form of animal behaviour in which one individual attempts through appeasement displays to avoid injury by a dominant member of its own species. Appeasement displays are commonly found in species that are well armed (e.g., carnivores) and social. The displays, even when performed by adult males, commonly incorporate elements of infantile behaviour (e.g., in wolves, rolling over and begging for food) or of precopulatory behaviour (e.g., in baboons, presenting the buttocks to the dominant animal). Sometimes the submissive animal exposes its most vulnerable spot, such as the throat, to the dominant animal.
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