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{adj: predaceous, predacious, predatory} living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
"predatory capitalists"
"a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott
"a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton



{adj: stylish, fashionable} having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
"a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey"
"the stylish resort of Gstadd"
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{n: Belloc, Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Peter Belloc} English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)

{n: Brazilian trumpeter, Psophia crepitans} trumpeter of Brazil and Guiana; often kept to protect poultry in Brazil

{n: Catherine I} empress of Russia who succeeded her husband Peter the Great (1684-1727)

{n: Cooper Union, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art} university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences

{n: Cooper, Peter Cooper} United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)

{n: First Epistle of Peter, I Peter} the first New Testament book traditionally attributed to Saint Peter the Apostle

{n: Goldmark, Peter Goldmark, Peter Carl Goldmark} United States inventor (born in Hungary) who made the first TV broadcast in 1940 and invented the long-playing record in 1948 and pioneered video cassette recording (1906-1977)

{n: Kuiper, Gerard Kuiper, Gerard Peter Kuiper} United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)

{n: Lammas, Lammas Day, August 1} commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England

{n: Lorre, Peter Lorre, Laszlo Lowestein} United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)

{n: Mauser, von Mauser, P. P. von Mauser, Peter Paul Mauser} German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)

{n: Medawar, Peter Medawar, Sir Peter Brian Medawar} British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915-1987)

{n: O'Toole, Peter O'Toole, Peter Seamus O'Toole} British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)

{n: Peter I, Czar Peter I, Peter the Great} czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725)

{n: Peter Pan collar} a flat collar with rounded ends that meet in front

{n: Peter Pan} a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up

{n: Peter Pan} the main character in a play by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up

{n: Peyer's patch, Peter's gland} any of several lymph nodes in the walls of the intestines near the junction of the ileum and colon

{n: Roget, Peter Mark Roget} English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)

{n: Rubens, Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Peter Paul Rubens} prolific Flemish baroque painter; knighted by the English king Charles I (1577-1640)

{n: Russia} a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917

{n: Saints Peter and Paul, June 29} first celebrated in the 3rd century

{n: Schumpeter, Joseph Schumpeter, Joseph Alois Schumpeter} United States economist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1883-1950)

{n: Second Epistle of Peter, II Peter} the second New Testament book traditionally attributed to Saint Peter the Apostle

{n: Seeger, Pete Seeger, Peter Seeger} United States folk singer who was largely responsible for the interest in folk music in the 1960s (born in 1919)

{n: St Peter's wort, Hypericum tetrapterum, Hypericum maculatum} European perennial St John's wort; Ireland and France to western Siberia

{n: Stuyvesant, Peter Stuyvesant, Petrus Stuyvesant} the last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672)

{n: Tchaikovsky, Peter Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky} important Russian composer whose works are noted for their expressive melodies (1840-1893)

{n: Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Peter Alexander Ustinov} British actor and playwright (born in 1921)

{n: Westminster Abbey} a famous Gothic church of St. Peter in Westminster, London on the site of a former Benedictine monastery
"Westminster Abbey is the scene of the coronations of almost all English monarchs"
"Distinguished English subjects are buried in Westminster Abbey"

{n: blue peter} a blue flag with a white square in the center indicates that the vessel is ready to sail

{n: bridal wreath, bridal-wreath, Saint Peter's wreath, St. Peter's wreath, Spiraea prunifolia} shrub having copious small white flowers in spring

{n: herald, trumpeter} (formal) a person who announces important news
"the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"

{n: rock} (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable
"he was her rock during the crisis"
"Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew

{v: poop out, peter out, run down, run out, conk out} use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
"At the end of the march, I pooped out"


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