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  • a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy
  • the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
    • for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction
  • a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
  • battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
  • fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
  • a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
    • she made a bundle selling real estate
    • they sank megabucks into their new house
  • (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • a collection of objects laid on top of each other
  • place or lay as if in a pile
    • The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested
  • press tightly together or cram
    • The crowd packed the auditorium
  • arrange in stacks
    • heap firewood around the fireplace
    • stack your books up on the shelves
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