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a. the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer
b. (as modifier): a buck antelope
2. South African an antelope or deer of either sex
1. US, Canadian, and Austral informal a dollar
2. South African informal a rand
1. Gymnastics a type of vaulting horse
2. US and Canadian a stand for timber during sawing
Poker a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal
Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892--1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938
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The frame into which the finished door fits.
To break up or pulverize ore samples.
A large quartz reef in which there is little or no accessory minerals such as gold. Also known as buck quartz; bull quartz.
A male deer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. A door buck.
2. A sawhorse.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
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