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decuman


decuman


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decuman  \Dec"u*man\,  a.  [L.  decumanus  of  the  tenth  and  by 
  metonymy,  large  fr  decem  ten.] 
  Large  chief;  --  applied  to  an  extraordinary  billow,  supposed 
  by  some  to  be  every  tenth  in  order  [R.]  Also  used 
  substantively.  ``Such  decuman  billows.''  --Gauden.  ``The 
  baffled  decuman.''  --Lowell.