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By Noah Webster.
To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, &c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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- A relatively rare smooth muscle tumor found most frequently in the wall gastrointestinal tract, especially stomach. It similar to other tumors but may become very large and hemorrhage exhibit small cystic areas. Simple excision is almost always curative. (From Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1354)