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by Celia Storey | May 22, 2023 at 2:10 a.m.
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Let's play Obfuscation.

Below are some of the definitions of one common word.

This three-letter word can be a noun or a verb. Dating from the 14th century, it likely descended from an Old Norse name formed from two Old Norse nouns. In the same century, defenders of Windsor Castle called a huge crossbow-like contraption that Old Norse name preceded by Domina, Latin for "lady."

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The word means ...

◼️ A signal marking a beginning or ending.

◼️ A Scottish hard rock band including brothers Dante and Giuliano Gizzi that's best known for a mildly popular cover of "Word Up."

◼️ To open up the throttle to increase speed.

◼️ A portable piece.

◼️ A late 1960s acid rock guitar trio in London.

◼️ An arm with impressive muscular definition.

The May 15 word was "merry." I'll print today's answer May 29, but don't hesitate to email if you'd like to know sooner.

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