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The state of being swollen.
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  1. The state of being swollen.
  2. An increasing or being increased in size, volume, etc.
  3. Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area.
An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
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  1. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
  2. Such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
  3. A solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk
(Uncountable) The act of protruding.
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  1. (Uncountable) The act of protruding.
  2. (Uncountable) The state of being protruded.
  3. A protruding part or thing
A part or thing that protrudes; projection; bulge; swelling
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  1. A part or thing that protrudes; projection; bulge; swelling
  2. The condition of being protuberant.
  3. The condition or fact of being protuberant
A low mound of earth; a hummock.
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  1. A low mound of earth; a hummock.
  2. Such a lump resulting from kyphosis
  3. A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
A slight swelling or lump.
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  1. A slight swelling or lump.
  2. A raised or rounded spot; a bulge.
  3. (Sports) A pass in volleyball made by redirecting the ball with the inside of the forearms, especially when extended and held together.
A measure of the curvature in the relationship between the prices and yields of bonds
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  1. A measure of the curvature in the relationship between the prices and yields of bonds
  2. A convex surface, line, etc.
  3. A convex surface, body, part, or line.
A swollen organ or body part.
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  1. A swollen organ or body part.
  2. (Uncountable) the process of swelling up or the condition of being swollen
  3. A swollen or enlarged organ or mass, as a tumor; swelling
(Anatomy) A rounded dilation or expansion of a canal, vessel, or organ.
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  1. (Anatomy) A rounded dilation or expansion of a canal, vessel, or organ.
  2. A similar underground stem or root, such as a corm, rhizome, or tuber.
  3. (Botany) A short, modified, underground stem surrounded by usually fleshy modified leaves that contain stored food for the shoot within:
(Countable) An arrangement of items in a bunch.
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  1. (Countable) An arrangement of items in a bunch.
  2. (Uncountable) The illegitimate supplying of laboratory animals that are actually kidnapped pets or illegally trapped strays.
A byproduct or consequence of an action or event.
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  1. A byproduct or consequence of an action or event.
  2. The act or process of growing out.
  3. A result; consequence; development
Something superfluous:
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  1. Something superfluous:
  2. (Rare) Collective noun for a group of nuns.
  3. A quantity or number beyond what is needed; excess; superabundance
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. The act or process of puffing or swelling.
  3. The process or result of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumour.
A small, knoblike outgrowth found on the roots of many legumes, such as alfalfa, beans, and peas. Nodules grow after the roots have been infected with nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Rhizobium.
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  1. A small, knoblike outgrowth found on the roots of many legumes, such as alfalfa, beans, and peas. Nodules grow after the roots have been infected with nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Rhizobium.
  2. (Botany) A small knoblike outgrowth, especially one on the roots of a leguminous plant that contains bacteria that fix nitrogen.
  3. A small, usually hard mass of tissue in the body.
The act of something that sags.
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  1. The act of something that sags.
  2. A manner of wearing pants or shorts below the waist, revealing some or all of the underwear.
(Countable, medicine) A rounded protuberance, at the end of a bone, to which a muscle or tendon is attached
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  1. (Countable, medicine) A rounded protuberance, at the end of a bone, to which a muscle or tendon is attached
  2. A rounded swelling or projection, as on a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon
  3. A projection or protuberance, especially one at the end of a bone for the attachment of a muscle or tendon.
The presence of nodules
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  1. The presence of nodules
  2. The process that forms nodules
Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
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  1. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
  2. An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.
  3. A tumor or other abnormal mass of tissue developed in or on the body
A lengthy spoken or written discussion on a topic:
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  1. A lengthy spoken or written discussion on a topic:
  2. The act of expanding or enlarging or the state of being expanded or enlarged:
  3. The condition of being abnormally expanded or enlarged, as of an organ, orifice, or tubular structure in the body.
(Astron.) Any of the luminous clouds of solar gas arching from the chromosphere into the much hotter corona: best seen at the edge of the sun, as during an eclipse
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  1. (Astron.) Any of the luminous clouds of solar gas arching from the chromosphere into the much hotter corona: best seen at the edge of the sun, as during an eclipse
  2. Something prominent, especially an area of land raised above its surroundings.
  3. An eruption of tonguelike clouds of glowing ionized gas extending from the Sun's chromosphere and sometimes reaching hundreds of thousands of kilometers into space. When viewed against the solar surface instead of along the edges of its disk, prominences appear as dark, sinuous lines known as filaments . Usually associated with sunspot activity, solar prominences can influence Earth's atmosphere by interfering with electromagnetic activity. &diamf3; Active prominences erupt suddenly and usually disappear within minutes or hours. Quiescent prominences form more smoothly and can last for several months.
(Social sciences, linguistics) Relative importance based on context.
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  1. (Social sciences, linguistics) Relative importance based on context.
  2. The condition of being salient.
  3. A highlight; perceptual prominence, or likelihood of being noticed.
The amount or degree by which one quantity exceeds another:
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  1. The amount or degree by which one quantity exceeds another:
  2. The state of exceeding what is normal or sufficient:
  3. An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus:
The characteristic of being baggy.
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  1. The characteristic of being baggy.
Anything appended; adjunct
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  1. Anything appended; adjunct
  2. Something added or attached to an entity of greater importance or size; an adjunct.
  3. An external body part that projects from the body
A system of intersecting lines, such as the grid of a map, on which part or all of the globe or another spherical surface is represented as a plane surface.
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  1. A system of intersecting lines, such as the grid of a map, on which part or all of the globe or another spherical surface is represented as a plane surface.
  2. (Psychiatry) The unconscious act or process of ascribing to others one's own ideas, impulses, or emotions, esp. when they are considered undesirable or cause anxiety
  3. The process of projecting an image onto a screen or other surface for viewing.
An outgrowth or enlargement, especially an abnormal one, such as a wart.
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  1. An outgrowth or enlargement, especially an abnormal one, such as a wart.
  2. A usually unwanted or unnecessary accretion:
  3. An abnormal or disfiguring outgrowth or addition, as a bunion
A mass of new tissue growth independent of its surrounding structures, having no physiological function; neoplasm: such tumors are classified as benign or malignant
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  1. A mass of new tissue growth independent of its surrounding structures, having no physiological function; neoplasm: such tumors are classified as benign or malignant
  2. A swelling on some part of the body
  3. An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm.
A swelling or protuberance
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  1. A swelling or protuberance
  2. The state or quality of being gibbous
  3. The condition of being gibbous.
(Archit.) An ornamental projecting piece, as at the intersection of the ribs of an arched roof
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  1. (Archit.) An ornamental projecting piece, as at the intersection of the ribs of an arched roof
  2. A circular protuberance or knoblike swelling, as on the horns of certain animals.
  3. A raised area used as ornamentation.
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  1. The act of distending.
  2. A distending or being distended; inflation; expansion
A military position that projects into the position of the enemy.
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  1. A military position that projects into the position of the enemy.
  2. The part of a battle line, trench, fort, etc. which projects farthest toward the enemy
A reproductive cell produced by a female animal or plant; ovum
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  1. A reproductive cell produced by a female animal or plant; ovum
  2. The egg of a domestic fowl; specif., the liquid contents of a hen's egg, as used in cooking
  3. The larger, usually nonmotile female reproductive cell of most organisms that reproduce sexually. Eggs are haploid (they have half the number of chromosomes as the other cells in the organism's body). During fertilization, the nucleus of an egg cell fuses with the nucleus of a sperm cell (the male reproductive cell) to form a new diploid organism. In animals, eggs are spherical, covered by a membrane, and usually produced by the ovaries. In some simple aquatic animals, eggs are fertilized and develop outside the body. In some terrestrial animals, such as insects, reptiles and birds, eggs are fertilized inside the body but are incubated outside the body, protected by durable, waterproof membranes (shells) until the young hatch. In mammals, eggs produced in the ovaries are fertilized inside the body and (except in the cases of monotremes) develop in the reproductive tract until birth. The human female fetus possesses all of the eggs that she will ever have; every month after the onset of puberty, one of these eggs matures and is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube, where it is either fertilized or discarded during menstruation. In many plants (such as the bryophytes, ferns, and gymnosperms) eggs are produced by flasked-shaped structures known as archegonia. In gymnosperms and angiosperms, eggs are enclosed within ovules. In angiosperms, the ovules are enclosed within ovaries.
A pouchlike part in a plant or animal, esp. one filled with fluid
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  1. A pouchlike part in a plant or animal, esp. one filled with fluid
  2. A pouch or pouchlike structure in an organism, sometimes filled with fluid.
  3. A bag or pouch inside a plant or animal that typically contains a fluid.
A prominent rounded hill or mountain.
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  1. A prominent rounded hill or mountain.
  2. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
  3. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
A hard growth that looks like a horn, such as an antler or a growth on the head of a giraffe or rhinoceros. Unlike true horns, antlers are shed yearly and have a velvety covering, and the horns of a rhinoceros are made not of bone but of hairy skin fused with keratin.
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  1. A hard growth that looks like a horn, such as an antler or a growth on the head of a giraffe or rhinoceros. Unlike true horns, antlers are shed yearly and have a velvety covering, and the horns of a rhinoceros are made not of bone but of hairy skin fused with keratin.
  2. A usually electrical signaling device that produces a loud resonant sound:
  3. Either of the bony growths projecting from the upper part of the head of certain hoofed mammals, such as cattle, sheep, and goats. The horns of these animals are never shed, and they consist of bone covered by keratin.
Any raised line or raised narrow strip, as in corded fabric, plowed land, etc.
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  1. Any raised line or raised narrow strip, as in corded fabric, plowed land, etc.
  2. A long, narrow, or crested part of the body:
  3. A long, narrow, elevated section of the earth's surface, such as a chain of hills or mountains or the divide between adjacent valleys.
A projecting rim or collar on a wheel, pipe, rail, etc., that serves to hold it in place, give it strength, guide it, or attach it to something else
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  1. A projecting rim or collar on a wheel, pipe, rail, etc., that serves to hold it in place, give it strength, guide it, or attach it to something else
  2. A wide edge on a pillow, placemat, or other fabric object, especially a piece of fabric or ribbon extending from the outer seam.
  3. A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar, as on a wheel or a pipe shaft, used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.
Any of the arched bones attached posteriorly to the vertebral column and enclosing the chest cavity: in humans there are twelve pairs of such bones
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  1. Any of the arched bones attached posteriorly to the vertebral column and enclosing the chest cavity: in humans there are twelve pairs of such bones
  2. Any narrow riblike piece used to form, strengthen, or shape something
  3. Any of a series of long, curved bones extending from the spine and enclosing the chest cavity. In mammals, reptiles, and birds, the ribs curve toward the center of the chest and in most cases attach to the sternum (breastbone). There are 12 pairs of ribs in humans.
A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.
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  1. A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.
  2. A small growth on the skin caused by a virus, occurring typically on the hands or feet.
  3. A similar growth or protuberance, as on a plant.
(Anat.) A prominent part
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  1. (Anat.) A prominent part
  2. A high ridge of land or a rock cliff jutting out into a body of water.
A tract of fertile, heavily wooded land, higher than a surrounding marshy area
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  1. A tract of fertile, heavily wooded land, higher than a surrounding marshy area
  2. A ridge or rise in an ice field
  3. A small hill; a hillock; a knoll.
(Reflexive, archaic) To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.
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  1. (Reflexive, archaic) To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.
  2. To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate:
  3. To cause to swell.
To extend or jut out; project.
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  1. To extend or jut out; project.
  2. To push or thrust outward:
A part that juts
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  1. A part that juts
  2. Something that protrudes; a projection:
  3. The act or condition of jutting:
A prominent rounded hill or mountain.
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  1. A prominent rounded hill or mountain.
  2. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
  3. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
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  1. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
  2. A feeling of tightness:
  3. An ornamental bow of ribbon or twist of braid; cockade; epaulet
An excess of money in circulation, relative to the amount of goods and services available for purchase
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  1. An excess of money in circulation, relative to the amount of goods and services available for purchase
  2. (Nautical) The part of a bow or stern that projects over the water.
  3. (Archit.) A projection of one part of a structure over another
A projecting or being projected
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  1. A projecting or being projected
  2. (Mathematics) The image of a geometric figure reproduced on a line, plane, or surface.
  3. The process of projecting an image onto a screen or other surface for viewing.
Something that protrudes.
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  1. Something that protrudes.
  2. A protruding or being protruded
  3. A protruding part or thing
The condition of being protuberant.
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  1. The condition of being protuberant.
  2. A part or thing that protrudes; projection; bulge; swelling
  3. The condition or fact of being protuberant
A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
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  1. A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
  2. Benefit or profit; gain:
  3. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence:
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  1. A superior, as in standing, competence, or intelligence:
  2. The thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is more excellent, more suitable, etc.
  3. Advantage
One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
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  1. One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
  2. (Football) A play in which the quarterback moves back to pass and then quickly gives the ball to a running back or quickly reverses direction and runs with the ball
  3. A special advantage; an edge:
A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff:
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  1. A sheer incline, such as the face of a cliff:
  2. A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
  3. (Slang) A place that is used for the clandestine depositing or holding of secret messages, of something stolen or illegal, etc.
Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest:
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  1. Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest:
  2. (Informal) Advantage
  3. A margin of superiority; an advantage:
An instance of this
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  1. An instance of this
  2. The state of being superior
  3. The state or quality of being superior, or higher, greater, better, etc.
A position of control or advantage.
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  1. A position of control or advantage.
A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
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  1. A place or position affording a good view; a vantage point.
  2. A position, condition, or opportunity that is likely to provide superiority or an advantage.
  3. A superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.
(Informal) An advantageous position, as in a competition.
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  1. (Informal) An advantageous position, as in a competition.
  2. The inner, shorter way around an oval racetrack
  3. (Informal) A favorable position or advantage
(Computers) A movement from one set of instructions to another.
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  1. (Computers) A movement from one set of instructions to another.
  2. A step or level:
  3. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
To hang loosely:
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  1. To hang loosely:
  2. To pack items in a bag.
  3. To put into a bag:
To ascend or ride in a balloon.
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  1. To ascend or ride in a balloon.
  2. To increase or rise quickly:
  3. To cause to swell like a balloon; inflate
To put a glossy finish on (cloth) by flattening the fibers with a beetle
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  1. To put a glossy finish on (cloth) by flattening the fibers with a beetle
  2. To move or run hastily; scurry; scuttle
  3. To project or jut; overhang
To swell out; curve out; bulge
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  1. To swell out; curve out; bulge
  2. To bulge or cause to bulge.
To cause to jut.
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  1. To cause to jut.
  2. To extend outward or upward beyond the limits of the main body; project:
  3. To stick out; project
To project or extend over:
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  1. To project or extend over:
  2. To hang over; project or jut out over something
  3. To hang or project over or beyond
To put in a pouch
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  1. To put in a pouch
  2. To swallow. Used of certain birds or fishes.
  3. To assume the form of a pouch or pouchlike cavity.
To send out into space; cast:
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  1. To send out into space; cast:
  2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  3. To throw forward; hurl:
To push or thrust outward:
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  1. To push or thrust outward:
  2. To thrust or jut out; project
To bulge or swell out
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  1. To bulge or swell out
  2. (Rare) To cause to bulge outward.
  3. (Intransitive) To bulge outward, producing a rounded protuberance.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
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