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 for weaver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weaver \Weav"er\, n.
     1. One who weaves, or whose occupation is to weave. "Weavers
        of linen." --P. Plowman.
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     2. (Zool.) A weaver bird.
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     3. (Zool.) An aquatic beetle of the genus Gyrinus. See
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     Weaver bird (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        Asiatic, Fast Indian, and African birds belonging to
        Ploceus and allied genera of the family Ploceidae.
        Weaver birds resemble finches and sparrows in size,
        colors, and shape of the bill. They construct pensile
        nests composed of interlaced grass and other similar
        materials. In some of the species the nest is
        retort-shaped, with the opening at the bottom of the tube.
     Weavers' shuttle (Zool.), an East Indian marine univalve
        shell ({Radius volva); -- so called from its shape. See
        Illust. of Shuttle shell, under Shuttle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whirligig \Whirl"i*gig\, n. [Whirl + gig.]
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     1. A child's toy, spun or whirled around like a wheel upon an
        axis, or like a top. --Johnson.
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     2. Anything which whirls around, or in which persons or
        things are whirled about, as a frame with seats or wooden
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              With a whirligig of jubilant mosquitoes spinning
              about each head.                      --G. W. Cable.
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     3. A mediaeval instrument for punishing petty offenders,
        being a kind of wooden cage turning on a pivot, in which
        the offender was whirled round with great velocity.
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     4. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of beetles belonging
        to Gyrinus and allied genera. The body is firm, oval or
        boatlike in form, and usually dark colored with a
        bronzelike luster. These beetles live mostly on the
        surface of water, and move about with great celerity in a
        gyrating, or circular, manner, but they are also able to
        dive and swim rapidly. The larva is aquatic. Called also
        weaver, whirlwig, and whirlwig beetle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a craftsman who weaves cloth
      2: finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their
         elaborately woven nests [syn: weaver, weaverbird, weaver

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Weaver, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama
     Population (2000):    2619
     Housing Units (2000): 1133
     Land area (2000):     2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.645372 sq. miles (6.851482 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            80352
     Located within:       Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
     Location:             33.755701 N, 85.808541 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     36277
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Weaver, AL

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