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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condor  \Con"dor\  (k[o^]n"d[o^]r;  in  defs.  2  &  3,  k[-o]n"d[-o]r), 
  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  California  vulture.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
 
  2.  A  gold  coin  of  Chile,  bearing  the  figure  of  a  condor,  and 
  equal  to  twenty  pesos.  It  contains  10.98356  grams  of  gold, 
  and  is  equivalent  to  about  $7.29.  Called  also  {colon}. 
 
  3.  A  gold  coin  of  Colombia  equivalent  to  about  $9.65.  It  is 
  no  longer  coined. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colon  \Co"lon\,  n.  [L.  colon,  colum,  limb,  member,  the  largest 
  of  the  intestines,  fr  Gr  ?,  and  in  sense  of  the  intestine, 
  ?:  cf  F.  colon.  Cf  {Colic}.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  That  part  of  the  large  intestines  which  extends 
  from  the  c[ae]cum  to  the  rectum. 
 
  Note:  [See  Illust  of  {Digestion}.] 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  A  point  or  character,  formed  thus  [:],  used  to 
  separate  parts  of  a  sentence  that  are  complete  in 
  themselves  and  nearly  independent,  often  taking  the  place 
  of  a  conjunction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colon 
  n  1:  the  part  of  the  large  intestine  between  the  cecum  and  the 
  rectum;  it  extracts  moisture  from  food  residues  before 
  they  are  excreted 
  2:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  El  Salvador;  equal  to  100 
  centavos  [syn:  {El  Salvadoran  colon}] 
  3:  the  basic  unit  of  money  in  Costa  Rica;  equal  to  100  centimos 
  [syn:  {Costa  Rican  colon}] 
  4:  a  punctuation  mark  (:)  used  after  a  word  introducing  a 
  series  or  an  example  or  an  explanation  (or  after  the 
  salutation  of  a  business  letter) 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Colon,  MI  (village,  FIPS  17360) 
  Location:  41.95902  N,  85.32347  W 
  Population  (1990):  1224  (588  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.6  sq  km  (land),  0.8  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49040 
  Colon,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27330 
  Colon,  NE  (village,  FIPS  10005) 
  Location:  41.29776  N,  96.60645  W 
  Population  (1990):  128  (54  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68018 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  colon 
 
    ":".  {ASCII}  character  58.  Common  names: 
  {ITU-T}:  colon.  Rare:  dots;  {INTERCAL}:  two-spot. 
 
  (1995-09-25) 
 
 




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