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  • noun a trifling sum of money.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of chicken feed.

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  • noun an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
  • noun dry mash for poultry
  • noun a trifling sum of money


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