The hinged back of a book.
(Nautical) A strong rope that serves to steady and support the mainmast of a sailing vessel.
(Nautical) The combined anchoring gear (anchor, rode, and fittings such as bitts, cat, and windlass.)
Any of the colors characteristic of sand, variously reddish yellow to grayish tan
The texture or fineness of sand or stone used in grinding.
The state of being supported:
Physical or moral strength to resist or withstand illness, fatigue, or hardship; endurance.
Strong loyalty or dedication:
Any of the bundles of fibers made up of neurons that carry sensory and motor information throughout the body in the form of electrical impulses. Afferent nerves carry information to the central nervous system, and efferent nerves carry information from the central nervous system to the muscles, organs, and glands. Efferent nerves include the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which control voluntary motor activity and of the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary motor activity.
Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
(Computers) One of a set of symbols, such as letters or numbers, that are arranged to express information.
The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination:
(Countable) A special fondness or desire.
The quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose
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