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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship; A sail set to catch wind spilled from a larger sail; A receptacle for catching waste products for further use.

Usage examples (19)
  • As long as the world was content to take our manufactures as we chose to make them -- when, no other nation having entered the lists with us, we were without competitors, and...
  • To explain every little mark of usury and covetousness, such as the mortgages, bonds, indentures, &c. the piece of candle stuck on a save-all, on the mantle-piece; the...
  • But analysts said an external deal was not a save-all.
  • And so, that nuclear power isn't the save-all to global warming. for more
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