from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name formerly given to certain scaly or crusty cutaneous affections of the head and face in infants, particularly to certain forms of eczema.
  • noun An individual acuminate pustule.

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  • noun obsolete, pathology dandruff (or similar condition)


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  • Sounds like the kid is an achor baby, meaning his parents are illegals.

    Saving Carlos: Budget cuts leave 2nd-grader behind

  • It's great that Hillary's campaign can now achor their hopes on Guam ...

    WaPo: Clinton Hit $10 Million Mark Since Polls Closed In Pennsylvania

  • While I didn't think it was a 'Jackie Robinson'-level achievement (after all Connie Chung was already an achor at CBS, admittedly with Dan Rather, who was thrilled), I think Katie could actually bring a fresh perspective to an otherwise staid genre.

    Matthew Wise: Katie's Big Day: No News Is The News

  • All I want is to achor the image at the right side of that wall, next to the doorway, and spread the left boarder vertically to make the ceiling and floor lines straight, albeit getting progressively wider from each other as you get to the leftern edge of the photo.

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  • The pair - she a TV achor, he a media salesman - were wowed by each other the first time they met.

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  • The pair - she a TV achor, he a media salesman - were wowed by each other the first time they met.

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  • * Title of website (optional) * URL Keyword/anchor text to target (maximum 3 keywords/achor text) * Additional keyword/Tags (optional) * Your email (Full detail report via email upon completion)

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  • At 6-5, 296, he is projected more as an achor against the run on the defensive left side rather than an edge pass rusher.

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  • I wish they’d just show the debate, live from start to finish and then have an achor come on and wish us all good night.

    The Final Debate « Michael in Nashville

  • After the final debate, I made some comments about how I wished they’d just show the debate, have an achor come on the air say, “Thanks for watching and good night” and then let us go about our lives again, confident that as reasonably intelligent citizens we could make up our own minds and not have to have talking heads tell us who did or didn’t win.

    Welcome to my world… « Michael in Nashville


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