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

  Coral \Cor"al\, n. [Of. coral, F, corail, L. corallum, coralium,
     fr. Gr. kora`llion.]
     1. (Zool.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa,
        and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed
        by some Bryozoa.
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     Note: The large stony corals forming coral reefs belong to
           various genera of Madreporaria, and to the hydroid
           genus, Millepora. The red coral, used in jewelry, is
           the stony axis of the stem of a gorgonian ({Corallium
           rubrum) found chiefly in the Mediterranean. The fan
           corals, plume corals, and sea feathers are species
           of Gorgoniacea, in which the axis is horny.
           Organ-pipe coral is formed by the genus Tubipora, an
           Alcyonarian, and black coral is in part the axis of
           species of the genus Antipathes. See Anthozoa,
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     2. The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their
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     3. A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and
        other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
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     Brain coral, or Brain stone coral. See under Brain.
     Chain coral. See under Chain.
     Coral animal (Zool.), one of the polyps by which corals are
        formed. They are often very erroneously called coral
     Coral fish. See in the Vocabulary.
     Coral reefs (Phys. Geog.), reefs, often of great extent,
        made up chiefly of fragments of corals, coral sands, and
        the solid limestone resulting from their consolidation.
        They are classed as fringing reefs, when they border the
        land; barrier reefs, when separated from the shore by a
        broad belt of water; atolls, when they constitute
        separate islands, usually inclosing a lagoon. See Atoll.
     Coral+root+(Bot.),+a+genus+({Corallorhiza">Coral root (Bot.), a genus ({Corallorhiza) of orchideous
        plants, of a yellowish or brownish red color, parasitic on
        roots of other plants, and having curious jointed or
        knotted roots not unlike some kinds of coral. See Illust.
        under Coralloid.
     Coral snake. (Zo)
        (a) A small, venomous, Brazilian snake (Elaps
            corallinus), coral-red, with black bands.
        (b) A small, harmless, South American snake ({Tortrix
     Coral tree (Bot.), a tropical, leguminous plant, of several
        species, with showy, scarlet blossoms and coral-red seeds.
        The best known is Erythrina Corallodendron.
     Coral wood, a hard, red cabinet wood. --McElrath.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chain \Chain\ (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf.
     1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected,
        or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as
        of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and
        transmission of mechanical power, etc.
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              [They] put a chain of gold about his neck. --Dan. v.
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     2. That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a
        bond; as, the chains of habit.
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              Driven down
              To chains of darkness and the undying worm.
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     3. A series of things linked together; or a series of things
        connected and following each other in succession; as, a
        chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas.
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     4. (Surv.) An instrument which consists of links and is used
        in measuring land.
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     Note: One commonly in use is Gunter's chain, which consists
           of one hundred links, each link being seven inches and
           ninety-two one hundredths in length; making up the
           total length of rods, or sixty-six, feet; hence, a
           measure of that length; hence, also, a unit for land
           measure equal to four rods square, or one tenth of an
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     5. pl. (Naut.) Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to
        bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the
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     6. (Weaving) The warp threads of a web. --Knight.
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     Chain belt (Mach.), a belt made of a chain; -- used for
        transmitting power.
     Chain boat, a boat fitted up for recovering lost cables,
        anchors, etc.
     Chain bolt
        (a) (Naut.) The bolt at the lower end of the chain plate,
            which fastens it to the vessel's side.
        (b) A bolt with a chain attached for drawing it out of
     Chain bond. See Chain timber.
     Chain bridge, a bridge supported by chain cables; a
        suspension bridge.
     Chain cable, a cable made of iron links.
     Chain coral (Zool.), a fossil coral of the genus
        Halysites, common in the middle and upper Silurian
        rocks. The tubular corallites are united side by side in
        groups, looking in an end view like links of a chain. When
        perfect, the calicles show twelve septa.
     Chain coupling.
        (a) A shackle for uniting lengths of chain, or connecting
            a chain with an object.
        (b) (Railroad) Supplementary coupling together of cars
            with a chain.
     Chain gang, a gang of convicts chained together.
     Chain hook (Naut.), a hook, used for dragging cables about
        the deck.
     Chain mail, flexible, defensive armor of hammered metal
        links wrought into the form of a garment.
     Chain molding (Arch.), a form of molding in imitation of a
        chain, used in the Normal style.
     Chain pier, a pier suspended by chain.
     Chain pipe (Naut.), an opening in the deck, lined with
        iron, through which the cable is passed into the lockers
        or tiers.
     Chain plate (Shipbuilding), one of the iron plates or
        bands, on a vessel's side, to which the standing rigging
        is fastened.
     Chain pulley, a pulley with depressions in the periphery of
        its wheel, or projections from it, made to fit the links
        of a chain.
     Chain pumps. See in the Vocabulary.
     Chain rule (Arith.), a theorem for solving numerical
        problems by composition of ratios, or compound proportion,
        by which, when several ratios of equality are given, the
        consequent of each being the same as the antecedent of the
        next, the relation between the first antecedent and the
        last consequent is discovered.
     Chain shot (Mil.), two cannon balls united by a shot chain,
        formerly used in naval warfare on account of their
        destructive effect on a ship's rigging.
     Chain stitch. See in the Vocabulary.
     Chain timber. (Arch.) See Bond timber, under Bond.
     Chain wales. (Naut.) Same as Channels.
     Chain wheel. See in the Vocabulary.
     Closed chain, Open chain (Chem.), terms applied to the
        chemical structure of compounds whose rational formul[ae]
        are written respectively in the form of a closed ring (see
        Benzene nucleus, under Benzene), or in an open
        extended form.
     Endless chain, a chain whose ends have been united by a
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