The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(liquid) it keeps dripping
s/he keeps drinking, drinks repeatedly
(fire, stove) s/he keeps adding solid fuel to it (wood, coal, kindling)
s/he keeps something belonging to h/ burning
s/he keeps sitting there
s/he keeps on writing or drawing, keeps on taking photographs
s/he does it to h/ correctly by luck, or by skill alone
s/he does it correctly by luck or by skill alone
s/he does it to h/ correctly by luck
by luck, by chance, coincidentally; (in this same sense only) accidentally
s/he makes it correctly by accident or by luck; makes it perfectly by skill alone (e.g., makes basket without using a form to shape it on)
s/he makes it for h/ correctly by luck
it is a coincidence, it happens by chance
s/he predicts it correctly (by luck, by intuition, etc.)
s/he grabs it by luck
by luck, by chance, coincidentally; (in this same sense only) accidentally
s/he makes h/ correctly by accident or by luck; makes h/ perfectly by skill alone (e.g., makes bread without recipe)
s/he meets it unexpectedly, comes upon it it by chance
s/he meets h/ unexpectedly, "bumps into" h/
s/he hits h/ by luck (person, baseball, etc.)
s/he hits it by luck
s/he shoots it by luck
s/he shoots h/ by luck
s/he has heart disease
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