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1. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.

2. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.

3. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.

In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half sack, or about 168 Ibs.; but it is a variable quantity, the articles being sold by actual weight.

4. A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.

5. (Science: chemical) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity. A hole containing water.

6. (Science: zoology) same as pouch.

Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation of compound words usually of obvious signification; as, pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket handkerchief, pocket money, pocket picking, or pocket-picking, etc. Out of pocket. See Out, Pocket borough, a borough owned by some person. See Borough. Pocket gopher, a sheriff appointed by the sole authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges in the exchequer.

Origin: OE. Poket, Prov. F. & OF. Poquette, F. Pochette, dim. Fr. Poque, pouque, F. Poche; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a pocket, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, 48e to plunder, and Pouch.

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... why its dangerous, and how it makes its living. We have to understand how things work in the long run, too, not just does it put money in our pockets today and to hell with tomorrow. We cannot, at this point, understand any species fully, so by exterminating it, we lose some information that ...

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