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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oak \Oak\ ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D.
     eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.]
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     1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks
        have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and
        staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut,
        called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a
        scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now
        recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly
        fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe,
        Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few
        barely reaching the northern parts of South America and
        Africa. Many of the oaks form forest trees of grand
        proportions and live many centuries. The wood is usually
        hard and tough, and provided with conspicuous medullary
        rays, forming the silver grain.
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     2. The strong wood or timber of the oak.
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     Note: Among the true oaks in America are:
     Barren oak, or
     Black-jack, Quercus nigra.
     Basket oak, Quercus Michauxii.
     Black oak, Quercus tinctoria; -- called also yellow oak
        or quercitron oak.
     Bur oak (see under Bur.), Quercus macrocarpa; -- called
        also over-cup or mossy-cup oak.
     Chestnut oak, Quercus Prinus and Quercus densiflora.
     Chinquapin oak (see under Chinquapin), Quercus
     Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, of California; -- also
        called enceno.
     Live oak (see under Live), Quercus virens, the best of
        all for shipbuilding; also, Quercus Chrysolepis, of
     Pin oak. Same as Swamp oak.
     Post oak, Quercus obtusifolia.
     Red oak, Quercus rubra.
     Scarlet oak, Quercus coccinea.
     Scrub oak, Quercus ilicifolia, Quercus undulata, etc.
     Shingle oak, Quercus imbricaria.
     Spanish oak, Quercus falcata.
     Swamp Spanish oak, or
     Pin oak, Quercus palustris.
     Swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor.
     Water oak, Quercus aquatica.
     Water white oak, Quercus lyrata.
     Willow oak, Quercus Phellos.
        [1913 Webster] Among the true oaks in Europe are:
     Bitter oak, or
     Turkey oak, Quercus Cerris (see Cerris).
     Cork oak, Quercus Suber.
     English white oak, Quercus Robur.
     Evergreen oak,
     Holly oak, or
     Holm oak, Quercus Ilex.
     Kermes oak, Quercus coccifera.
     Nutgall oak, Quercus infectoria.
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     Note: Among plants called oak, but not of the genus
           Quercus, are:
     African oak, a valuable timber tree ({Oldfieldia
     Australian oak or She oak, any tree of the genus
        Casuarina (see Casuarina).
     Indian oak, the teak tree (see Teak).
     Jerusalem oak. See under Jerusalem.
     New Zealand oak, a sapindaceous tree ({Alectryon
     Poison oak, a shrub once not distinguished from poison ivy,
        but now restricted to Rhus toxicodendron or Rhus
     Silky oak or Silk-bark oak, an Australian tree
        ({Grevillea robusta).
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     Green oak, oak wood colored green by the growth of the
        mycelium of certain fungi.
     Oak apple, a large, smooth, round gall produced on the
        leaves of the American red oak by a gallfly ({Cynips
        confluens). It is green and pulpy when young.
     Oak beauty (Zool.), a British geometrid moth ({Biston
        prodromaria) whose larva feeds on the oak.
     Oak gall, a gall found on the oak. See 2d Gall.
     Oak leather (Bot.), the mycelium of a fungus which forms
        leatherlike patches in the fissures of oak wood.
     Oak pruner. (Zool.) See Pruner, the insect.
     Oak spangle, a kind of gall produced on the oak by the
        insect Diplolepis lenticularis.
     Oak wart, a wartlike gall on the twigs of an oak.
     The Oaks, one of the three great annual English horse races
        (the Derby and St. Leger being the others). It was
        instituted in 1779 by the Earl of Derby, and so called
        from his estate.
     To sport one's oak, to be "not at home to visitors,"
        signified by closing the outer (oaken) door of one's
        rooms. [Cant, Eng. Univ.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sphalerite \Sphal"er*ite\, n. [Gr. ??? slippery, uncertain. See
     Blende.] (Min.)
     Zinc sulphide; -- called also blende, black-jack, false
     galena, etc. See Blende
     (a) .
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vingt et un \Vingt` et` un"\ [F., twenty and one.]
     A game at cards, played by two or more persons. The fortune
     of each player depends upon obtaining from the dealer such
     cards that the sum of their pips, or spots, is twenty-one, or
     a number near to it; -- also called blackjack, or
     Note: There are several variations (such as Caribbean
           blackjack). In the most common variation played in
           casinos, there is one dealer who plays for the house,
           and up to seven players. The players and dealer each
           receive two cards, the dealer's cards usually being one
           face up and one face down. The players each in turn
           decide whether they will request additional cards
           ("hit"), the objective being to reach a sum of card
           values as close as possible to twenty-one, without
           exceeding that number. If, on hitting, the player's
           total card values exceed 21, he has "busted", and lost
           his bet. Otherwise, the player wins only if his total
           card values exceed those of the dealer. "picture cards"
           (or "face cards", being the jack, queen, and king) are
           counted as having a value of ten. The ace may count as
           one or eleven, at the player's option. Other than to
           hit, there are also other possible actions by the
           player, such as to "double down" (receive only one
           additional card, while doubling the initial bet), or to
           "split" (if the first two cards have the same value).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Black-jack \Black"-jack`\, n.
     1. (Min.) A name given by English miners to sphalerite, or
        zinc blende; -- called also false galena. See Blende.
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     2. Caramel or burnt sugar, used to color wines, spirits,
        ground coffee, etc.
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     3. A large leather vessel for beer, etc. [Obs.]
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     4. (Bot.) The Quercus nigra, or barren oak.
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     5. The ensign of a pirate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blende \Blende\, n. [G., fr. blenden to blind, dazzle, deceive,
     fr. blind blind. So called either in allusion to its dazzling
     luster; or (Dana) because, though often resembling galena, it
     yields no lead. Cf. Sphalerite.] (Min.)
     (a) A mineral, called also sphalerite, and by miners mock
         lead, false galena, and black-jack. It is a zinc
         sulphide, but often contains some iron. Its color is
         usually yellow, brown, or black, and its luster resinous.
     (b) A general term for some minerals, chiefly metallic
         sulphides which have a somewhat brilliant but nonmetallic
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "blackjack":
     Boston, Earl of Coventry, Pit, Polish bank, Russian bank,
     all fours, baccarat, banker, bastinado, bat, battering ram, billy,
     billy club, bludgeon, bluff, brag, bridge, bulldoze, bully,
     canasta, cane, casino, club, coerce, commerce, commit, connections,
     contract, contract bridge, cosh, cribbage, cudgel, dragoon, ecarte,
     euchre, faro, ferule, five hundred, flinch, fright, frog, gin,
     gin rummy, goat, hearts, hijack, intimidate, keno, knobkerrie,
     lansquenet, life preserver, loo, lottery, lotto, mace, matrimony,
     monte, morning star, napoleon, nightstick, old maid, ombre, paddle,
     patience, penny ante, picquet, poker, put-and-take, quadrille,
     quarterstaff, ram, reverse, rouge et noir, rum, rummy, sandbag,
     seven-up, shanghai, shillelagh, skat, snipsnapsnorum, solitaire,
     speculation, spontoon, staff, stave, steamroller, stick,
     straight poker, strong-arm, stud poker, thirty-one, truncheon,
     twenty-one, use violence, vingt-et-un, war club, whist

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