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Abbey: noun, monastery.
Abigail: noun, lady's maid (out of date now).
Alice: noun, hair braid.
Barb: noun, a sharp spike, a criticism.
Ben: noun, Scottish mountain.
Bill: noun, account; beak. verb: to pay.
Bob: noun, a shilling, a cotton reel. verb: to ask (as in bob-a-job) or bounce in the water.
Bruce:noun, a man (Aussie slang).
Doll: noun, a mannequin, a female (slang).
Dan: noun, position in martial arts.
Den: noun, animal's (underground) residence, hideout.
Frank: noun, a postmark; verb, to postmark; adjective/adverb, honest.
Gill: noun, one of the breathing appliances on a fish; unit of capacity.
Henry: noun, unit of measurement.
Jenny: noun, a wren; a way of spinning cotton.
Ken: noun, knowledge; verb, to know
Lance: noun, sharp pole; verb, to treat (like a boil).
Mark: noun, a branding, scribble of a pen etc, a cross or a tick; verb, to brand, scribble, cross or tick
May: adverb, perhaps; possibly.
Mill: noun, factory, grinder (of corn, pepper, etc) verb, to think over.
Nan: noun, grandmother.
Pat: noun, a tap. A mound of manure; verb, to tap.
Pete, Peter: verb, to fade out.
Rob: verb, to steal.
Roger: verb, to copulate (slang).
Sheila: noun, girl (Australian slang).
Sunny: adjective, full of the sun; cheerful.
Svengali: noun, a pushy teacher.
Ted, Teddy: noun, a toy bear.
Wally: noun: idiot.
Will: noun, volition; document telling what will happen to your estate after death. verb, want.
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