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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Holluschickie  \Hol"lus*chick`ie\,  n.  sing.  &  pl  [Prob.  of  Russ. 
  goluishka  bare  of  possessions,  offspring,  etc.,  fr  golui[i^] 
  naked.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  young  male  fur  seal,  esp.  one  from  three  to  six  years  old 
  --  called  also  {bachelor},  because  prevented  from  breeding  by 
  the  older  full-grown  males. 
 
  Note:  The  holluschickie  are  the  seals  that  may  legally  be 
  killed  for  their  skins. 
 
  But  he'll  lie  down  on  the  killing  grounds  where 
  the  holluschickie  go  --Kipling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bachelor  \Bach"e*lor\  (b[a^]ch"[-e]*l[~e]r),  n.  [OF.  bacheler 
  young  man,  F.  bachelier  (cf.Pr.  bacalar  Sp  bachiller  Pg 
  bacharel  It  baccalare),  LL  baccalarius  the  tenant  of  a 
  kind  of  farm  called  baccalaria  a  soldier  not  old  or  rich 
  enough  to  lead  his  retainers  into  battle  with  a  banner,  a 
  person  of  an  inferior  academical  degree  aspiring  to  a 
  doctorate.  In  the  latter  sense  it  was  afterward  changed  to 
  baccalaureus  See  {Baccalaureate},  n.] 
  1.  A  man  of  any  age  who  has  not  been  married. 
 
  As  merry  and  mellow  an  old  bachelor  as  ever  followed 
  a  hound.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  An  unmarried  woman.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bachelor 
  n  1:  a  man  who  has  never  been  married  [syn:  {unmarried  man}] 
  2:  a  knight  of  the  lowest  order  could  display  only  a  pennon 
  [syn:  {knight  bachelor},  {bachelor-at-arms}] 
  v  :  lead  a  bachelor's  existence  [syn:  {bach}] 




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