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

  Sword \Sword\ (s[=o]rd), n. [OE. swerd, AS. sweord; akin to
     OFries. swerd, swird, D. zwaard, OS. swerd, OHG. swert, G.
     schwert, Icel. sver[eth], Sw. sv[aum]rd, Dan. svaerd; of
     uncertain origin.]
     1. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually
        sharp-pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is
        the general term, including the small sword, rapier,
        saber, scimiter, and many other varieties.
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     2. Hence, the emblem of judicial vengeance or punishment, or
        of authority and power.
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              He [the ruler] beareth not the sword in vain. --Rom.
                                                    xiii. 4.
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              She quits the balance, and resigns the sword.
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     3. Destruction by the sword, or in battle; war; dissension.
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              I came not to send peace, but a sword. --Matt. x.
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     4. The military power of a country.
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              He hath no more authority over the sword than over
              the law.                              --Milton.
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     5. (Weaving) One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand
        loom is suspended.
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     Sword arm, the right arm.
     Sword bayonet, a bayonet shaped somewhat like a sword, and
        which can be used as a sword.
     Sword bearer, one who carries his master's sword; an
        officer in London who carries a sword before the lord
        mayor when he goes abroad.
     Sword belt, a belt by which a sword is suspended, and borne
        at the side.
     Sword blade, the blade, or cutting part, of a sword.
     Sword cane, a cane which conceals the blade of a sword or
        dagger, as in a sheath.
     Sword dance.
        (a) A dance in which swords are brandished and clashed
            together by the male dancers. --Sir W. Scott.
        (b) A dance performed over swords laid on the ground, but
            without touching them.
     Sword fight, fencing; a combat or trial of skill with
        swords; swordplay.
     Sword grass. (Bot.) See Gladen.
     Sword knot, a ribbon tied to the hilt of a sword.
     Sword law, government by the sword, or by force; violence.
     Sword lily. (Bot.) See Gladiolus.
     Sword mat (Naut.), a mat closely woven of yarns; -- so
        called from a wooden implement used in its manufacture.
     Sword shrimp (Zool.), a European shrimp ({Pasiphaea
        sivado) having a very thin, compressed body.
     Sword stick, a sword cane.
     To measure swords with one. See under Measure, v. t.
     To put to the sword. See under Put.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corn \Corn\, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan.,
     Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka['u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno.
     Cf. Grain, Kernel.]
     1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley,
        and maize; a grain.
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     2. The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used
        for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
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     Note: In Scotland, corn is generally restricted to oats, in
           the United States, to maize, or Indian corn (see
           sense 3), and in England to wheat.
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     3. a tall cereal plant ({Zea mays) bearing its seeds as
        large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard
        cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not
        edible; -- also called Indian corn and, in technical
        literature, maize. There are several kinds; as, yellow
        corn, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is
        yellow when ripe; white corn or southern corn, which
        grows to a great height, and has long white kernels;
        sweet corn, comprising a number of sweet and tender
        varieties, grown chiefly at the North, some of which have
        kernels that wrinkle when ripe and dry; pop corn, any
        small variety, used for popping. Corn seeds may be cooked
        while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped
        from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian
        corn is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn
        having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it
        is used for decoration, especially in the fall.
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     4. The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field;
        the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after
        reaping and before thrashing.
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              In one night, ere glimpse of morn,
              His shadowy flail had thrashed the corn. --Milton.
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     5. A small, hard particle; a grain. "Corn of sand." --Bp.
        Hall. "A corn of powder." --Beau. & Fl.
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     Corn ball, a ball of popped corn stuck together with soft
        candy from molasses or sugar.
     Corn bread, bread made of Indian meal.
     Corn cake, a kind of corn bread; johnny cake; hoecake.
     Corn+cockle+(Bot.),+a+weed+({Agrostemma+Githago">Corn cockle (Bot.), a weed ({Agrostemma Githago syn.
        Lychnis Githago), having bright flowers, common in grain
     Corn flag (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gladiolus; --
        called also sword lily.
     Corn fly. (Zool.)
        (a) A small fly which, in the larval state, is injurious
            to grain, living in the stalk, and causing the disease
            called "gout," on account of the swelled joints. The
            common European species is Chlorops t[ae]niopus.
        (b) A small fly ({Anthomyia ze) whose larva or maggot
            destroys seed corn after it has been planted.
     Corn fritter, a fritter having green Indian corn mixed
        through its batter. [U. S.]
     Corn laws, laws regulating trade in corn, especially those
        in force in Great Britain till 1846, prohibiting the
        importation of foreign grain for home consumption, except
        when the price rose above a certain rate.
     Corn marigold. (Bot.) See under Marigold.
     Corn oyster, a fritter containing grated green Indian corn
        and butter, the combined taste resembling that of oysters.
     Corn parsley (Bot.), a plant of the parsley genus
        ({Petroselinum segetum), a weed in parts of Europe and
     Corn popper, a utensil used in popping corn.
     Corn+poppy+(Bot.),+the+red+poppy+({Papaver+Rh[oe]as">Corn poppy (Bot.), the red poppy ({Papaver Rh[oe]as),
        common in European cornfields; -- also called corn rose.
     Corn rent, rent paid in corn.
     Corn rose. See Corn poppy.
     Corn salad (Bot.), a name given to several species of
        Valerianella, annual herbs sometimes used for salad.
        Valerianella olitoria is also called lamb's lettuce.
     Corn stone, red limestone. [Prov. Eng.]
     Corn violet (Bot.), a species of Campanula.
     Corn weevil. (Zool.)
        (a) A small weevil which causes great injury to grain.
        (b) In America, a weevil ({Sphenophorus ze[ae]) which
            attacks the stalk of maize near the root, often doing
            great damage. See Grain weevil, under Weevil.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sword lily
      n 1: any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native
           chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped
           leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-
           shaped flowers; widely cultivated [syn: gladiolus,
           gladiola, glad, sword lily]
      2: plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing
         bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three
         drooping sepals [syn: iris, flag, fleur-de-lis, sword

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