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Squash \Squash\, n.

A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets.

Squash \Squash\, n.

1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.

Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before ‘t is a peascod. –Shak.

2. Hence, something unripe or soft; — used in contempt. “This squash, this gentleman.” –Shak.

3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies. –Arbuthnot.

My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. –Swift.

Squash \Squash\, n. [Cf. Musquash.]

(Zo[“o]l.) An American animal allied to the weasel. [Obs.]

Squash \Squash\, n.

[Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw, green, immaturate, applied to fruit and vegetables which were used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine apple.]

(Bot.) A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Source:  Dictionary.net

I should mention that this is some more fake stuff from the office.  Only one more office photo to go.  Looks like I’m going to have to get my camera out again during lunch to see what I can see.



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