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Drug slang A regional street term for crack and marijuana, presumably used together
Military A self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact with, or in proximity to, a target, usually understood to be a ship
Neuropathology A focal fusiform swelling of the axons of Purkinje cells, located in the first portion of the axis cylinder prior to the origin of collateral branches, often accompanied by swollen dendritic ramifications and patchy displacement of Purkinje cells, a typical pathologic finding in olivopontocerebellar atrophy of the granular layer of the cerebellum
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After five weeks, my father was sent home on a sister ship of SS Aguila, called the Avoceta, and she was torpedoed on the homeward passage, again with heavy loss of life.
THE last officer involved in rescuing wartime survivors from a torpedoed children's evacuation liner outbound from Liverpool has died aged 98.