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Zoology a lobelike hanging structure, such as the wattle on a bird's head
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An attachment for a loom, used to insert floating warp threads into a fabric.
A lightweight patterned fabric such as dotted swiss made with such an attachment.
A lobe or flaplike projection, such as on the margin of a jellyfish or the wattle of a bird.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
One of a series of pendants trimming the eaves of a roof.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.