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Filibuster

A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855. A tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

Golden number

A number in the 19-year cycle of the Moon, used for determining the date of Easter. (The Moon repeats its phases approximately every 19 years.) Add 1 to any given year and divide the result by 19; the remainder is the Golden Number. If there is no remainder, the Golden Number is 19.

Staunch

Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.

Bluey

A bushman's blanket; -- named from its color, or a bushman's bundle; a swag; -- so called because a blanket is sometimes used as the outside covering.

Spheksophobia

Fear of wasps

Spheksophobia

Fear of wasps

Semidiurnal Tide

A tide with one high water and one low water every half day. East Coast tides, for example, are semidiurnal, with two highs and two lows during a tidal day of approximately 24 hours.

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