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A dark area, especially the blackest part of a shadow from which all light is cut off.
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  1. A dark area, especially the blackest part of a shadow from which all light is cut off.
  2. (Physics) A perfect or complete shadow, in which no direct light is received from the source of illumination
  3. The darkest part of a shadow, especially the cone-shaped region of full shadow cast by Earth, the Moon, or another body during an eclipse. In a full lunar eclipse, which generally lasts for one or two hours, the entire disk of the Moon is darkened as it passes through the umbra. During this period the Moon takes on a faint reddish glow due to illumination by a small amount of sunlight that is refracted through the Earth's atmosphere and bent toward the darkened Moon; the reddish tint is caused by the filtering out of blue wavelengths as the sunlight passes through the Earth's atmosphere, leaving only the longer wavelengths on the red end of the spectrum.
Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
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  1. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
  2. (Chiefly Literary) A ghost; specter
  3. A disembodied spirit; a ghost.
An obscuring or being obscured
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  1. An obscuring or being obscured
  2. The state of being obscured
To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
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  1. To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
  2. To make seem dim, as by comparison
  3. To grow dim
To cover with or as with a veil
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  1. To cover with or as with a veil
  2. A membranous covering or part, especially a membrane surrounding the young mushrooms of certain basidiomycete fungi. In some species the membrane (called a partial veil ) extends only from the stalk to the cap. As the cap expands, the veil breaks, leaving a ring called an annulus on the stalk and often scalelike pieces on the cap. These veil remnants are important for identifying species of mushrooms.
  3. To conceal, hide, disguise, screen, obscure, etc.
To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
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  1. To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
  2. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
  3. To provide with a screen or screens:
To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting; track.
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  1. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting; track.
  2. To drag or let drag behind one, esp. on the ground, etc.
  3. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
To keep watch over or tend (a flock, a baby, etc.)
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  1. To keep watch over or tend (a flock, a baby, etc.)
  2. To observe the course of mentally; keep up on or informed about:
  3. To look at steadily; observe carefully or continuously:
To follow, hunt, or track down doggedly
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  1. To follow, hunt, or track down doggedly
  2. Totally; completely. Often used in combination:
  3. To hold or secure with a mechanical dog
The partly lighted area surrounding the complete shadow (umbra) of a body, as the moon, during an eclipse
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  1. The partly lighted area surrounding the complete shadow (umbra) of a body, as the moon, during an eclipse
  2. A partial shadow between regions of full shadow (the umbra) and full illumination, especially as cast by Earth, the Moon, or another body during an eclipse. During a partial lunar eclipse, a portion of the Moon's disk remains within the penumbra of Earth's shadow while the rest is darkened by the umbra.
  3. The less dark region surrounding the dark central area of a sunspot
Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
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  1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
  2. Dark shadows gathering at dusk:
  3. A gradation of a color as it is mixed with black or is decreasingly illuminated:
(Astronomy) The completely dark central portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse.
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  1. (Astronomy) The completely dark central portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse.
  2. (Physics) A perfect or complete shadow, in which no direct light is received from the source of illumination
  3. Shade or a shadow
Foliage, considered as shade-giving
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  1. Foliage, considered as shade-giving
  2. Trees or foliage affording shade.
  3. (Archaic) Shadow or shade:
A ghostly figure; a specter.
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  1. A ghostly figure; a specter.
  2. Anything that appears unexpectedly or in an extraordinary way
  3. A phantom or ghost
(Sports) A golf score of one stroke over par.
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  1. (Sports) A golf score of one stroke over par.
  2. (--- Chiefly British) The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course.
  3. An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin.
A hobgoblin; a bogey.
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  1. A hobgoblin; a bogey.
  2. A goblin; a frightful spectre or phantom; a bogy or bugbear.
  3. 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.
An image or representation of an idea; a representation of an ideal form; an apparition of some actual or imaginary entity, or of some aspect of reality.
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  1. An image or representation of an idea; a representation of an ideal form; an apparition of some actual or imaginary entity, or of some aspect of reality.
  2. An image without real existence; phantom; apparition
  3. A phantom, a ghost or elusive entity.
A slight or faint trace:
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  1. A slight or faint trace:
  2. (Folklore) A dead person's disembodied spirit, esp. when thought of as appearing to the living as a pale, shadowy apparition
  3. The spirit or soul
A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
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  1. A perception of something that has no physical reality; figment of the mind; esp., a specter, or ghost
  2. (Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
  3. Something apparently seen but having no physical reality; a phantom or an apparition.
Alternative form of phantasm.
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Any mental image or representation
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  1. Any mental image or representation
  2. A person or thing that is something in appearance but not in fact
  3. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or apparition.
A person who returns, as after a long absence
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  1. A person who returns, as after a long absence
  2. One who returns after death.
  3. Ghost
A ghostly apparition; a phantom.
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  1. A ghostly apparition; a phantom.
  2. Any object of fear or dread
  3. A ghost; apparition
The Holy Spirit.
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  1. The Holy Spirit.
  2. An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
  3. Strong loyalty or dedication:
A visitor, esp. one from a strange or foreign place
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  1. A visitor, esp. one from a strange or foreign place
  2. (Ornithology) A migratory bird in any of its temporary resting places
  3. A supernatural visitor; ghost, phantom, etc.
The spectral figure of a person supposedly seen as a premonition just before that person's death
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  1. The spectral figure of a person supposedly seen as a premonition just before that person's death
  2. The ghost of a dead person.
  3. A ghost
(Slang) A spy or secret agent
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  1. (Slang) A spy or secret agent
  2. (Informal) A ghost; a specter.
A place often visited
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  1. A place often visited
  2. A place much frequented.
  3. (Chiefly Southern US) A ghost or other supernatural being.
Someone who keeps vigil
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  1. Someone who keeps vigil
  2. A person authorized to keep watch at a polling place to detect irregularities
  3. One that watches or observes:
A long, stream of gas or dust forced from the head of a comet when it is close to the Sun. Tails can be up to 150 million km (93 million miles) long, and they always point away from the Sun because of the force of the solar wind. &diamf3; Plasma tails, or ion tails, appear bluish and straight and narrow, and are formed when solar wind forces ionized gas to stream off the coma. Dust tails are wide and curved, and are formed when solar heat forces trails of dust off the coma; solid particles reflecting the Sun's light create their bright yellow color.
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  1. A long, stream of gas or dust forced from the head of a comet when it is close to the Sun. Tails can be up to 150 million km (93 million miles) long, and they always point away from the Sun because of the force of the solar wind. &diamf3; Plasma tails, or ion tails, appear bluish and straight and narrow, and are formed when solar wind forces ionized gas to stream off the coma. Dust tails are wide and curved, and are formed when solar heat forces trails of dust off the coma; solid particles reflecting the Sun's light create their bright yellow color.
  2. A long braid or tress of hair
  3. A braid of hair; a pigtail.
A momentary pause or rest:
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  1. A momentary pause or rest:
  2. Spirit or vitality:
  3. The capacity to breathe, especially in a natural and unlabored manner:
A short, fast run or race
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  1. A short, fast run or race
  2. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
  3. A spirited quality in action or style; verve.
A displaced image in a mirror caused by reflection from the front of the glass.
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  1. A displaced image in a mirror caused by reflection from the front of the glass.
  2. (Folklore) A dead person's disembodied spirit, esp. when thought of as appearing to the living as a pale, shadowy apparition
  3. The spirit of a dead person, especially one that is believed to appear to the living in bodily form or to haunt specific locations.
Any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being
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  1. Any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being
  2. A slender growth resembling a mammalian hair, found on insects and other animals.
  3. A precise or exact degree:
A small, barely detectable amount of.
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  1. A small, barely detectable amount of.
  2. A slight indication of a fact, wish, etc.; indirect suggestion or piece of advice; intimation; covert allusion
  3. A barely perceptible amount:
The act of intimating
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  1. The act of intimating
  2. A formal announcement or declaration
  3. A hint; indirect suggestion
Likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
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  1. Likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
  2. A likeness, image, or representation
  3. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
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  1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
  2. Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat:
  3. Degree of darkness of a color; gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with black
A line or long, thin mark; stripe or smear, generally differing in color or texture from the surrounding area
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  1. A line or long, thin mark; stripe or smear, generally differing in color or texture from the surrounding area
  2. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
  3. The characteristic color of a mineral after it has been ground into a powder. Because the streak of a mineral is not always the same as its natural color, it is a useful tool in mineral identification.
Something suggested:
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  1. Something suggested:
  2. The process by which an idea is brought to the mind through its connection or association with another idea already in the mind
  3. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
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  1. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
  2. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
  3. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
An attitude or a style reflecting such ability or preferences on the part of a group of people of a particular time and place
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  1. An attitude or a style reflecting such ability or preferences on the part of a group of people of a particular time and place
  2. This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
  3. The ability to notice, appreciate, and judge what is beautiful, appropriate, or harmonious, or what is excellent in art, music, decoration, clothing, etc.
A slight coloring; tint
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  1. A slight coloring; tint
  2. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
  3. A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
A suggestion, hint, or tinge:
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  1. A suggestion, hint, or tinge:
  2. A prospect for a loan or handout:
  3. A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture:
Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
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  1. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
  2. An act of researching or ascertaining the origin or location of something:
  3. The visible line or spot that moves across the face of a cathode-ray tube
(Informal) A complete miss when attempting to hit something, as a golf ball, with a swinging motion
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  1. (Informal) A complete miss when attempting to hit something, as a golf ball, with a swinging motion
  2. A faint indication; hint; trace
  3. A light puff or gust of air or wind; breath
(Figuratively) A faint trace or hint (of something).
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  1. (Figuratively) A faint trace or hint (of something).
  2. (Internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room.
  3. Soft speech produced without using the full voice.
Any of the long, bristly hairs growing on each side of the upper lip of a cat, rat, etc.; vibrissa
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  1. Any of the long, bristly hairs growing on each side of the upper lip of a cat, rat, etc.; vibrissa
  2. One of the long stiff tactile bristles or hairs that grow near the mouth and elsewhere on the head of most mammals; a vibrissa.
  3. The hair on a man's cheeks and chin.
To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
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  1. To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
  2. To separate, conceal, shelter, or protect, with or as with a screen
  3. To provide with a screen or screens:
To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
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  1. To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
  2. To protect or screen from light or heat
  3. To hide or screen with or as with a shadow
Cause to become obscure or muddled
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  1. Cause to become obscure or muddled
  2. (Usually passive) cover or surround with clouds
  3. To cloud over; darken
To make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure
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  1. To make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure
To cause confusion in; muddle.
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  1. To cause confusion in; muddle.
  2. To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
  3. To envelop in fog.
To blur (a surface or an outline)
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  1. To blur (a surface or an outline)
  2. To dim (the eyes) with tears, mucus, etc.
  3. To blur; dim.
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  1. To smear, stain or smudge.
  2. To become visually indistinct:
  3. To become intellectually indistinguishable:
To become dark, obscure, or less transparent:
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  1. To become dark, obscure, or less transparent:
  2. To become cloudy or overcast:
  3. To darken; obscure; threaten
To make seem dim, as by comparison
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  1. To make seem dim, as by comparison
  2. To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
  3. To grow dim
To make or become dull.
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  1. To make or become dull.
To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
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  1. To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
  2. The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
  3. To obscure; darken.
A dense layer of cloud lying close to the surface of the ground or water and reducing visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Fog occurs when the air temperature becomes identical, or nearly identical, to the dew point.
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  1. A dense layer of cloud lying close to the surface of the ground or water and reducing visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Fog occurs when the air temperature becomes identical, or nearly identical, to the dew point.
  2. To obscure or dim (a photographic image).
  3. To blur; dim; obscure
To be or look morose, displeased, or dejected
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  1. To be or look morose, displeased, or dejected
  2. To feel, appear, or act despondent, sad, or mournful.
  3. To be or become dark, shaded, or obscure.
Alternative form of MST (to mock a work by inserting annotations)
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  1. Alternative form of MST (to mock a work by inserting annotations)
  2. A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the Earth. Mist reduces visibility to not less than 1 km (0.62 mi).
  3. To conceal or veil with or as if with mist.
To render indistinct or dim; darken:
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  1. To render indistinct or dim; darken:
  2. To cloud over; obscure; make dark or unclear
  3. To muddle; confuse; bewilder
To diminish the stature of; overshadow or detract from:
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  1. To diminish the stature of; overshadow or detract from:
  2. To make difficult to discern mentally or understand:
  3. (Linguistics) To reduce (a vowel) to the neutral sound represented by schwa (ə).
(Sewing) To sew over (an edge) with long, loose stitches so as to prevent raveling
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  1. (Sewing) To sew over (an edge) with long, loose stitches so as to prevent raveling
  2. To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
  3. To become cloudy or gloomy.
To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
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  1. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
  2. To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
  3. To darken; obscure
To give a sketchy outline of.
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  1. To give a sketchy outline of.
  2. To suggest beforehand; foreshadow in a vague way
  3. To overshadow; shadow or obscure.
To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
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  1. To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
  2. To give a darker hue to.
  3. To become dark or darker
To protect or screen from light or heat
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  1. To protect or screen from light or heat
  2. To produce (gradations of light or color) in a drawing or picture:
  3. To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
To track or trail persistently:
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  1. To track or trail persistently:
  2. To hold or secure with a mechanical dog
  3. To follow, hunt, or track down doggedly
To come or go after; proceed behind:
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  1. To come or go after; proceed behind:
  2. To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
  3. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
(Film) To track a moving object
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  1. (Film) To track a moving object
  2. (Film) To follow (a moving object or person) with a moving camera
  3. To leave marks made of (dirt or mud, for example) on a surface:
To follow behind, esp. in a lagging manner
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  1. To follow behind, esp. in a lagging manner
  2. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
  3. To follow the tracks of; track
To observe or follow closely; monitor:
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  1. To observe or follow closely; monitor:
  2. To follow a subject of interest, such as a person or trend, with persistent attention.
  3. To seek out (talent or clients, for example):
(Informal) To follow stealthily; shadow
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  1. (Informal) To follow stealthily; shadow
  2. (Sports) To veer from a straight course in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling the ball:
  3. A long, stream of gas or dust forced from the head of a comet when it is close to the Sun. Tails can be up to 150 million km (93 million miles) long, and they always point away from the Sun because of the force of the solar wind. &diamf3; Plasma tails, or ion tails, appear bluish and straight and narrow, and are formed when solar wind forces ionized gas to stream off the coma. Dust tails are wide and curved, and are formed when solar heat forces trails of dust off the coma; solid particles reflecting the Sun's light create their bright yellow color.
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