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pounce

  
[1]  
      vb  
1    intr; often foll by: on or upon   to spring or swoop, as in capturing prey  
      n  
2    the act of pouncing; a spring or swoop  
3    the claw of a bird of prey  
     (C17: apparently from Middle English punson pointed tool; see puncheon2)  
   pouncer             n  
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pounce   [3]  
      n  
1    a very fine resinous powder, esp. of cuttlefish bone, formerly used to dry ink or sprinkled over parchment or unsized writing paper to stop the ink from running  
2    a fine powder, esp. of charcoal, that is tapped through perforations in paper corresponding to the main lines of a design in order to transfer the design to another surface  
3    (as modifier)  
a pounce box     
      vb   tr  
4    to dust (paper) with pounce  
5    to transfer (a design) by means of pounce  
     (C18: from Old French ponce, from Latin pumex pumice)  
   pouncer             n  

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pounce, pounder, ponce, puncher

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