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A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.
a site at which refuse is buried under layers of earth
the material so disposed of
to dispose of rubbish by burying it at a landfill site
An organ of a plant typically divided into a flattened portion (the blade) and a narrow stalk (the petiole) and serving as the principal site of photosynthesis and transpiration.
Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
) tea leaf, Tea leaves.
A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
context, computing, mathematics
) In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
) To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
A pier or other landing place on a river.
A formal reception, especially one given by royalty (originally, upon rising from bed).
Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson,
w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
: "Give me the key," said my mother; and though the was very stiff, she had turned it and thrown back the lid in a twinkling.
A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
The firing mechanism of a gun.
) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
) To become fastened in place
If you put the brakes on too hard, the wheels will lock.
To freeze ones body or a part thereof in place
a pop and lock routine
) To fasten with a lock.
Remember to lock the door when you leave.
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