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eddy (past tense "eddied)
a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
To surgically remove (for example an arm or leg). Medicine was not as advanced as today during the Civil War; unable to fight infections in torn or broken limbs, Civil War doctors often amputated them.
According to traditional Irish folklore, a female spirit who wails and shrieks; supposedly when a banshee appeared, the death of someone present was imminent.
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, traveling circuses would advertise their arrival in town by parading through the main streets.
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