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entire

1. (of leaves, petals, etc.) having a smooth margin not broken up into teeth or lobes
2. not castrated
3. an uncastrated horse
4. Philately
a. a complete item consisting of an envelope, postcard, or wrapper with stamps affixed
b. on entire (of a stamp) placed on an envelope, postcard, etc., and bearing postal directions

entire

[en′tīr]
(biology)
Having a continuous, unimpaired margin.
References in classic literature ?
They hastily passed down the steps to what had been a lawn and looked upward at the vine, whose entire length was now visible.
No great time was required for these singular facts to rouse the curiosity of the entire neighborhood.
It goes no farther than to prohibit any one of the entire departments from exercising the powers of another department.
I can visualize the entire scene--the apelike Grimaldi men huddled in their filthy caves; the huge pterodactyls soaring through the heavy air upon their bat-like wings; the mighty dinosaurs moving their clumsy hulks beneath the dark shadows of preglacial forests--the dragons which we considered myths until science taught us that they were the true recollections of the first man, handed down through countless ages by word of mouth from father to son out of the unrecorded dawn of humanity.
Or I can make a sufficient number of trips to land the entire party in the valley beyond the barrier; all will depend, of course, upon what my first reconnaissance reveals.
I have observed a flock of blackbirds occupying an entire tree-top--the tops of several trees-- and all in full song.
the moment when she will be crossing the zenith, which latter event will further diminish the entire distance by a length equal to the radius of the earth,
by 52@ 41' 20'', a space which corresponds to the path which she will describe during the entire journey of the projectile.
In accomplishing this the ape was tearing away the entire front of its breast, which was held in the vise-like grip of the powerful jaws.
I had at least two friends on Mars; a young woman who watched over me with motherly solicitude, and a dumb brute which, as I later came to know, held in its poor ugly carcass more love, more loyalty, more gratitude than could have been found in the entire five million green Martians who rove the deserted cities and dead sea bottoms of Mars.
We were at sea now, for a very long voyage--we were to pass through the entire length of the Levant; through the entire length of the Mediterranean proper, also, and then cross the full width of the Atlantic--a voyage of several weeks.
Indeed, my dear friend, indeed," answered Jones, "you are an entire stranger to the cause of my grief.