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a. 1. Applied to a kind of variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture; as, aggry beads are found in Ashantee and Fantee in Africa.
aggry: variegated glass beads of ancient manufacture, mentioned by various 19th-century writers as having been found buried in parts of Africa.
begry: an obsolete 15th-century spelling of the word 'beggary' (i.e., extreme poverty).
conyngry: an obsolete 17th-century spelling of the even more obsolete word 'conynger' (like 'cunningaire' and 'conygarth,' a term meaning 'rabbit warren').
gry: a unit of measurement proposed by English philosopher John Locke in his 1690 "Essay Concerning Human Understanding."
higry-pigry: a corruption (along with 'hickery-pickery' and 'hicra picra') of the Greek 'hiera picra' (approximately 'sacred bitters'), a term for many medicines in the Greek pharmacopoeia, particularly a purgative drug composed of aloes and canella bark.
iggry: an early 20th century British army slang borrowing from the Arabic 'ijri, meaning 'Hurry up!"
meagry: a rare and obsolete early 17th-century variant meaning 'meager-looking.'
menagry: obsolete 18th-century alternate spelling of 'menagerie.'
nangry: a rare and obsolete 17th-century variant of 'angry.'
podagry: a 17th-century variant spelling of 'podagra,' a medical lexicon term for 'gout.'
puggry: a 19th-century alternate spelling of 'puggaree' or 'puggree,' derived from the Hindi 'pagri,' a word for a light turban or head covering worn in India.
skugry: a 16th-century variant spelling of 'scuggery,' meaning 'concealment' or 'secrecy.'Source(s): 知識家http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/?qid=140510...
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how is it a trick question?
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