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herald  


      n  
1   
a    a person who announces important news  
b    (as modifier)  
herald angels     
2    Often literary   a forerunner; harbinger  
3    the intermediate rank of heraldic officer, between king-of-arms and pursuivant  
4    (in the Middle Ages) an official at a tournament  
      vb     (tr.)   
5    to announce publicly  
6    to precede or usher in  
     (C14: from Old French herault, of Germanic origin; compare Old English here war; see wield)  


herald moth  
      n   a noctuid moth, Scoliopteryx libatrix, having brownish cryptically mottled forewings and plain dull hind wings. The adult hibernates and has a prolonged life  
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