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    labyrinthine

    lae b@ rIn thihn  [or]  lae b@ rIn thin

    adjective
    1.  of, resembling, or forming a labyrinth.
    We followed our guide through the labyrinthine catacombs.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    landlocked

    laend lakt

    adjective
    lacking access to the sea.
    Paraguay and Bolivia are the only landlocked countries in South America; all the other countries border the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, or both in the case of Colombia.

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Mar
20
2014

basilisk

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

bae sə lihsk [or] bae zə lihsk
noun
1. in classical mythology, a lizard, serpent, or dragon with a deadly breath or glance.
2. any of various tropical American lizards characterized by an erectile crest on the head and the ability to run at high speeds.

Sometimes a basilisk (1) was described as having a cock's head.

Sometimes a basilisk (1) was described as having a cock’s head.