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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked
            by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to
            paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of
            symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by
            cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since

            the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was
       2: 100 kurus equal 1 lira [syn: {piaster}, {piastre}]

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