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indirectly refer to allude
alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams amalgam , dental amalgam
human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb arm
mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics Blessed Virgin , Madonna , Mary , The Virgin , Virgin Mary
emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries Bolshevik , bolshie , bolshy , Marxist , red
book to which you can refer for authoritative facts book of facts , reference , reference book , reference work
phrases used to refer to Heaven Celestial City , City of God , Heavenly City , Holy City
used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man codger , old codger
body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim) corpus delicti
small bird; adults talking to children sometimes use these words to refer to small birds dickey-bird , dickeybird , dicky-bird , dickybird
2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles Europe
part of a person that is used to refer to a person face
pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur first person
originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden; it is now used to refer to anything that is tempting but dangerous (as sexuality) forbidden fruit
monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation) Frankenstein , Frankenstein's monster
(Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly golden calf
general term used by foreign soldiers to refer to the Iraqi people hajji
employee hired for domestic or farm work (often used in the singular to refer to several employees collectively) hired help
badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together) kludge
phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process law of the land
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