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noun 
  1. (context, obsolete, except in Scots) A wave of water.
     
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noun 
  1. a cyst on the skin
    • 1973: Creeps, foreigners with tinted, oily skin, wens, sties, cysts, wheezes, bad teeth, limps, staring or"worse"with Strange Faraway Smiles. " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
     
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noun 
  1. a letter of the Old English alphabet, borrowed from the futhark and used to represent the sound of w; replaced in Middle English times by the digraph uu, which later developed into the letter w.
     

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