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    In the written terminology of various arts and trades, where two or more dimensions of the same piece or article are to be stated, this letter is a well known symbol equivalent to the word "by." Thus, the formula "3 x 5 in." will be understood, or may be explained More...
    In the civil and old English law. An inn allowed by public license, for the entertainment of strangers, and other guests. Calvin.; Cowell. A hospital; a place where sick and infirm persons are taken care of. Cowell.
    Reception of strangers; hospitality. Enc, Lond.
    A punishment among the Greeks answering to our stocks. Wharton.
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