Definitions starting with S

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/sáwnin/ n. 1. [cf. W3 soundings part of a body of water where a hand sounding line will reach the bottom] the shallow water between the shore and the drop-off where the deep sea begins. = EDGE OF THE OCEAN (Mayag.)

2. [cf. SOUND] an examination with a stethoscope: 1978 Medicine, if prescribed without "sounin". . . must be used with due caution (Higgs 2). (Black)

Tags: geography, medicine, nautical, noun

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Last update: 2011-11-02 22:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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