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  1. descriptive linguistics a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
  2. Asiatic flying squirrel nocturnal rodent of Asia having furry folds of skin between forelegs and hind legs enabling it to move by gliding leaps
  3. safety deposit box a fireproof metal strongbox for storing valuables
  4. pass with flying colors succeed at easily
  5. Thomas the doubting Apostle the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
  6. prescriptive linguistics an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics
  7. schizophrenic psychosis any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
  8. swaddling bands a garment (a gown or narrow strips of cloth) for an infant
  9. First Duke of Wellington British general and statesman
  10. southern flying squirrel small large-eyed nocturnal flying squirrel of eastern United States
  11. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Philippi in Macedonia
  12. flying buttress a supportive arch standing apart from the main structure
  13. antifouling paint a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc. on underwater surfaces
  14. travelling bag a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
  15. safe-deposit box a fireproof metal strongbox for storing valuables
  16. Statue of Liberty a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay
  17. Lepiota cepaestipes a white agaric that tends to cluster and has a club-shaped base
  18. department of linguistics the academic department responsible for teaching and research in linguistics
  19. dangling participle a word or phrase that modifies an unintended word or phrase
  20. wistfulness a sadly pensive longing