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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Morris  \Mor"ris\,  n.  [Sp.  morisco  Moorish,  fr  Moro  a  Moor:  cf 
  F.  moresque,  It  moresca.] 
  1.  A  Moorish  dance,  usually  performed  by  a  single  dancer,  who 
  accompanies  the  dance  with  castanets. 
  2.  A  dance  formerly  common  in  England,  often  performed  in 
  pagenats  processions,  and  May  games.  The  dancers, 
  grotesquely  dressed  and  ornamented,  took  the  parts  of 
  Robin  Hood,  Maidmarian,  and  other  fictious  characters. 
  3.  An  old  game  played  with  counters,  or  men,  which  are  placed 
  angles  of  a  figure  drawn  on  a  board  or  on  the  ground; 
  also  the  board  or  ground  on  which  the  game  is  played. 
  The  nine-men's  morris  is  filled  up  with  mud.  --Shak. 
  Note:  The  figure  consists  of  three  concentric  squares,  with 
  lines  from  the  angles  of  the  outer  one  to  those  of  the 
  inner,  and  from  the  middle  of  each  side  of  the  outer 
  square  to  that  of  the  inner.  The  game  is  played  by  two 
  persons  with  nine  or  twelve  pieces  each  (hence  called 
  nine-men's  morris  or  twelve-men's  morris).  The  pieces 
  are  placed  alternately,  and  each  player  endeavors  to 
  prevent  his  opponent  from  making  a  straight  row  of 
  three  Should  either  succeed  in  making  a  row,  he  may 
  take  up  one  of  his  opponent's  pieces,  and  he  who  takes 
  off  all  of  his  opponent's  pieces  wins  the  game. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Morris  \Mor"ris\,  n.  [So  called  from  its  discoverer.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  marine  fish  having  a  very  slender,  flat,  transparent  body. 
  It  is  now  generally  believed  to  be  the  young  of  the  conger 
  eel  or  some  allied  fish. 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Morris,  AL  (town,  FIPS  51456) 
  Location:  33.74973  N,  86.80534  W 
  Population  (1990):  1136  (452  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  35116 
  Morris,  CT 
  Zip  code(s):  06763 
  Morris,  IL  (city,  FIPS  50491) 
  Location:  41.36865  N,  88.42766  W 
  Population  (1990):  10270  (4307  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.3  sq  km  (land),  0.7  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60450 
  Morris,  MN  (city,  FIPS  44242) 
  Location:  45.58589  N,  95.90529  W 
  Population  (1990):  5613  (2066  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.7  sq  km  (land),  0.7  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56267 
  Morris,  NY  (village,  FIPS  48483) 
  Location:  42.54799  N,  75.24552  W 
  Population  (1990):  642  (272  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  13808 
  Morris,  OK  (city,  FIPS  49400) 
  Location:  35.61329  N,  95.86078  W 
  Population  (1990):  1216  (521  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  74445 
  Morris,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  16938 

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