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A long red cedar shingle having a butt thickness of 9/16 in. (1.4 cm).
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perfect circle drawn effortlessly by Giotto. [Ital. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 463]
or section a proportion between the length and width of a rectangle or two portions of a line, said to be ideal. [Fine Arts: Misc.]
hole in one
poet who has no earthly rival in his claim to being quite perfect. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan Patience]
score of one stroke for a hole in golf. [Sports: Webster’s Sports, 215]
son of God; personification of human flawlessness. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 1412]
where the dominant passes into the harmony of the tonic chord. [Music: Thompson, 333]
sorrow for sin, coming from a love of God for His own perfections. [Christianity: Misc.]
baseball game in which all opposing batters are put out in succession. [Sports: Webster’s Sports, 311]
equal in value to the sum of those natural numbers that are less than the given number but that also divide (with zero remainder) the given number. [Math.: EB, VII: 872]
best possible hand in poker; one-suited hand from ten to ace. [Cards: Brewer Dictionary, 940]
Nietzsche’s ideal being, a type that would arise when man succeeds in surpassing himself. [Ger. Phil.: Thus Spake Zarathustra in Magill III, 1069]
bowling game of twelve consecutive strikes, scoring maximum 300 points. [Sports: Webster’s Sports, 311]
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