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1) Ab'acus. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...still used for teaching writing. The multiplication table invented by Pythagoras is called Ab acus Pythagor icus. (Latin, abacus; Greek, .) 1...

2) acerose. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...as the leaves of pine; acerate. New Latin acerosus, incorrect use (as if from Latin acus, needle, or cer, sharp) of Latin acerosus, full of chaff, from Latin acus,...

3) Calculate. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...is from the Latin calculi (pebbles), used by the Romans for counters. In the ab acus, the round balls were called cal culi, and it was by this instrument the Roman...

4) -ac. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Used to form adjectives from nouns: ammoniac. New Latin -acus, from Greek -akos....

5) acumen. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight. Latin acmen, from acuere, to sharpen, from acus, needle. See ak- in Appendix I. The pronunciation (-kymn), with stress...

6) aculeate. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...or wasp. 2. Botany Having sharp prickles. Latin acletus, from acleus, sting, diminutive of acus, needle. See acumen....

7) eglantine. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Vulgar Latin *aculentum, from neuter of *aculentus, spiny, from Latin aculeus, spine, from acus, needle. See ak- in Appendix I....

8) acicula. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...plants and animals and the crystals of certain minerals. Latin, hairpin, diminutive of acus, needle. See ak- in Appendix I.aˇcicuˇlate (-lit, -lt) , aˇcicuˇlated...

9) aglet. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of aguille, needle, from Vulgar Latin *accula, from Late Latin acucula, diminutive of Latin acus, needle. See ak- in Appendix I....

10) acupuncture. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...forms: acˇuˇpuncˇtured, acˇuˇpuncˇturˇing, acˇuˇpuncˇtures To subject to acupuncture. Latin acus, needle; see ak- in Appendix I + puncture.acuˇpuncturˇist -NOUN...

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