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Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Words nearby poss.
, positron emission tomography
, posse comitatus
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use poss. in a sentence
Deys a fass pinto hoss hitched to a poss in de yard—a hoss dat de owner don't seem to understand nohow.
By this time they had reached the homestead, and Poss went off with the children to the stables.
Quelquefois elles ne paroissent que des monceaux poss et l; comme dans une grand partie du Pimont.
I can't poss'bly tell ye that, Mr. Pow's, havin' affairs of my own most urrgent.
She buried her face in her sleeve against the white wall, and Harriet, bewildered, seized the poss-stick again.
British Dictionary definitions for poss. (1 of 2)
(tr) to wash (clothes) by agitating them with a long rod, pole, etc
Word Origin for poss
of uncertain origin
British Dictionary definitions for poss. (2 of 2)
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