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common name for any member of the unique and widespread order Pleuronectiformes containing over 500 species (including the flounder, halibut, plaice, sole, and turbot), 130 of which are American.
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The horizontal member beneath the studs in a framed building.
Electrode used in magnetrons and backward-wave oscillators to carry a current that generates a magnetic field in the direction wanted.
The lowest part of a valley.
The bottom of a sedimentary stratum.
The middle and lower portion of the shear surface of a landslide.
The underlying fault plane of a thrust nappe. Also known as sole plane.
The basal ice of a glacier, often dirty in appearance due to contained rock fragments.
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1. Same as solepiece.
2. Same as soleplate.
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Law having no wife or husband
1. the underside of the foot
2. the underside of a golf-club head
3. the bottom of an oven, furnace, etc.
1. any tongue-shaped flatfish of the family Soleidae, esp Solea solea (European sole): most common in warm seas and highly valued as food fishes
2. any of certain other similar fishes
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