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Adz
   is   
An Ancient Cutting Tool
Ais
   is   
A Three Toed Sloth
Alb
   is   
A Long Sleeved Vestment
Ana
   is   
A Collection of Anecdotes About a Person or Place
Material relating to the character of a person or place
Auk
   is   
A Diving Sea Bird
Awl
   is   
A Pointed Punching Tool
Boa
   is   
A Soft Scarf Made of Soft Material
Also, a constricting snake.
Bog
   is   
A Wetland Comprised Mainly of Peat
Fen is a synonym.
Cad
   is   
A Man of Dishonorable Character
Similar in meaning and often used with, 'bounder.'
Cam
   is   
A Projection on a Rotating Wheel or Shaft
Translates motion from circular to linear.
Cay
   is   
A Small, Low Island
The same as, 'key' in meaning and pronunciation.
Col
   is   
A Depression Between Two Mountains
In a range of hills, or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch or bealach) is a lower point that allows easier access through the range
Cur
   is   
A Mongrel Dog
Din
   is   
A Great Noise
As in, 'the din of battle.'
Dor
   is   
A Black European Beetle
Eft
   is   
A Young Newt
Newts are salamanders. (But not all salamanders are newts!)
Emu
   is   
A Large Australian Flightless Bird
Erg
   is   
A Unit of Work Done
Equal to the force of one dyne for the distance of one centimeter.
Fen
   is   
A Marsh
Fez
   is   
A Type of Headwear
Originated in Fez, Morocco.
Fob
   is   
A Small Pocket
For holding a watch.
Gat
   is   
A Narrow Channel of Water
Gat
   is   
A Pistol
Short for Gatling, named after inventor R. J. Gatling (1818 - 1903).
Gnu
   is   
A Large Antelope
Hod
   is   
A Device for Carrying Bricks or Mortar
Also, for carrying coal.
Ilk
   is   
A Type or Kind
'Of that ilk,' can also refer to people from places with the same name.
Ion
   is   
An Atom That Has Lost or Gained Electrons
First conceived by Michael Faraday.
Ism
   is   
A Doctrine
Jag
   is   
A Sharp Projection
Tin can (aluminum) lids can be said to have a jagged edge.
Jib
   is   
A Triangular Sail
Gives rise to the expression, 'cut of your jib.'
Kea
   is   
A Parrot
From the South Island, New Zealand. Found in the forested and alpine regions. Current conservation status is vulnerable.
Keg
   is   
A Unit of Weight for Nails
Equal to 45.5 kilograms (100 pounds).
Koi
   is   
A Large Japanese Carp
Lea
   is   
A Meadow
Lei
   is   
A Flower Necklace
Maw
   is   
The Mouth of a Ravenous Beast
Figuratively, the entrance to anything deemed insatiable.
Moa
   is   
A New Zealand Extinct Flightless Bird
Could be up to 3.6m in height.
Nit
   is   
A Young Parasitic Insect
Also, the egg of a parasitic insect.
Oaf
   is   
A Stupid or Clumsy Person
A lout.
Obi
   is   
A Traditional Japanese Sash
Can be used with a kimono.
Ort
   is   
A Small Scrap of Food
A crumb.
Pip
   is   
The Seed of a Fruit
Also, the individual dots on dice and dominoes. A pip is also the correct term for certain roots, such as lily of the valley, etc.
Pox
   is   
A Disease Characterized by Skin Eruptions
In a broader sense, misfortune and calamity.
Roc
   is   
A Legendary Bird of Prey
Roe
   is   
The Eggs of a Fish
Some types are considered a delicacy.
Row
   is   
A Quarrel
A noisy disturbance.
Ska
   is   
Jamaican Music
Tee
   is   
A Golf Ball Pedestal
Can also refer to a similar device used in American football.
Tor
   is   
A High Craggy Hill
Tut
   is   
An Expression of Annoyance or Impatience
Usually spoken repetitively.
Ugh
   is   
An Expression of Disgust
An exclamatory remark.
Ulu
   is   
An Inuit Knife
Urn
   is   
A Type of Vase
Urns typically have a matching lid.
Yew
   is   
A Type of Evergreen
The wood of the English yew was used to make longbows.
Zax
   is   
A Cutting Tool Similar to an Axe
Used on roofing slates.


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