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a person exhibiting reckless courage, esp. defiance of authority

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from Ned Kelly, a notorious escaped convict in Australia

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necrotizing fasciitis in Medicine

necrotizing fasciitis n.
Tissue death such as that associated with group A streptococcus infection.

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