\wˈɜːdbˈʊk], \wˈɜːdbˈʊk], \w_ˈɜː_d_b_ˈʊ_k]\
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A vocabulary or collection of words arranged in particular order; a good word, commendation; an expression to edify or instruct; good words, words spoken or written for improvement; wise instruction; in word, in declaration or resolution only; in a word, briefly; to sum up; by word of mouth, orally; by actual speech, and not by a written message; compound word, a word made up of two or more words, often united by a hyphen, as workman, bookcase, forget-me-not; The Word, one of the titles of Christ Jesus; the Scriptures preeminently; word for word, in the exact order of words; literally; to eat one's words, to retract what has been said.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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- genus of Central and South American crested partridges resembling quails; sometimes placed in a distinct subfamily or isolated family