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vice

1
Pathol obsolete any physical defect or imperfection

vice

2 (US (often)), vise
an appliance for holding an object while work is done upon it, usually having a pair of jaws
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A spiral staircase generally of stone, whose steps wind around a central shaft or newel; a screw stair.
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