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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EIGHTY SIX

"Light travels one hundred and eighty–six thousand miles a second," stated Mark, who remembered his physics.

WORD ORIGIN

slang for "eliminate," 1936, originated at lunch counters, a cook's word for "none" when asked for something not available, probably rhyming slang for nix.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.