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

  Sacrifice \Sac"ri*fice\ (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice,
     F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to
     make. See Sacred, and Fact.]
     1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory
        rite.
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              Great pomp, and sacrifice, and praises loud,
              To Dagon.                             --Milton.
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     2. Anything consecrated and offered to God, or to a divinity;
        an immolated victim, or an offering of any kind, laid upon
        an altar, or otherwise presented in the way of religious
        thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation.
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              Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood
              Of human sacrifice.                   --Milton.
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              My life, if thou preserv'st my life,
              Thy sacrifice shall be.               --Addison.
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     3. Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of
        something else; devotion of some desirable object in
        behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more
        pressing; hence, also, the thing so devoted or given up;
        as, the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure
        to interest.
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     4. A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
        [Tradesmen's Cant]
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     Burnt sacrifice. See Burnt offering, under Burnt.
  
     Sacrifice hit (Baseball), in batting, a hit of such a kind
        that the batter loses his chance of tallying, but enables
        one or more who are on bases to get home or gain a base.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Burnt \Burnt\, p. p. & a.
     Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with
     fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.
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     Burnt ear, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain.
        See Smut.
  
     Burnt offering, something offered and burnt on an altar, as
        an atonement for sin; a sacrifice. The offerings of the
        Jews were a clean animal, as an ox, a calf, a goat, or a
        sheep; or some vegetable substance, as bread, or ears of
        wheat or barley. Called also burnt sacrifice. --[2 Sam.
        xxiv. 22.]
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