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bogus

bogus
(a.) Spurious; fictitious; sham; -- a cant term originally applied to counterfeit coin, and hence denoting anything counterfeit.
(n.) A liquor made of rum and molasses.

bolus

bolus
(n.) A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.

bonus

bonus
(n.) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter.
(n.) An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits.
(n.) Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.

conus

conus
(n.) A cone.
(n.) A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone, n., 4.

dolus

dolus
(n.) Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See Culpa.

focus

focus
(n.) A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refrcted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.
(n.) A point so related to a conic section and certain straight line called the directrix that the ratio of the distace between any point of the curve and the focus to the distance of the same point from the directrix is constant.
(n.) A central point; a point of concentration.
(v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera.

hocus

hocus
(n.) One who cheats or deceives.
(n.) Drugged liquor.
(v. t.) To deceive or cheat.
(v. t.) To adulterate; to drug; as, liquor is said to be hocused for the purpose of stupefying the drinker.
(v. t.) To stupefy with drugged liquor.

horus

horus
Egyptian solar god with the head of a falcon; the son of Osiris and Isis

locus

locus
(n.) A place; a locality.
(n.) The line traced by a point which varies its position according to some determinate law; the surface described by a point or line that moves according to a given law.

lotus

lotus
(n.) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphaea Lotus and N. caerulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments.
(n.) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it.
(n.) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote.
(n.) A genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover.
(n.) An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian water lily.

modus

modus
(n.) The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance.
(n.) A qualification involving the idea of variation or departure from some general rule or form, in the way of either restriction or enlargement, according to the circumstances of the case, as in the will of a donor, an agreement between parties, and the like.
(n.) A fixed compensation or equivalent given instead of payment of tithes in kind, expressed in full by the phrase modus decimandi.

momus

momus
(n.) The god of mockery and censure.

mopus

mopus
(n.) A mope; a drone.

morus

morus
(n.) A genus of trees, some species of which produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See Mulberry.

sorus

sorus
(n.) One of the fruit dots, or small clusters of sporangia, on the back of the fronds of ferns.

tofus

tofus
(n.) Tophus.
(n.) Tufa. See under Tufa, and Toph.

tolus

tolus
Aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used especially in cough syrups

tonus

tonus
(n.) Tonicity, or tone; as, muscular tonus.

torus

torus
(n.) A lage molding used in the bases of columns. Its profile is semicircular. See Illust. of Molding.
(n.) One of the ventral parapodia of tubicolous annelids. It usually has the form of an oblong thickening or elevation of the integument with rows of uncini or hooks along the center. See Illust. under Tubicolae.
(n.) The receptacle, or part of the flower on which the carpels stand.
(n.) See 3d Tore, 2.