from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Situated toward or near the mouth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology, situated at or near the mouth; being relatively toward the mouth: the opposite of aboral.

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  • adjective Located near the mouth.


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  • Very economical railroad telegraph shorthand for "Advertising 1000-mile tickets, great care should be used in phraseology, in order that no exceptions can be taken by our competitors". --US Railway Assn. Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 19, 2013