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  • cloak

    Sleeveless outer garment which fastens at the neck and falls loosely from the shoulders to cover the entire body; may have a yoke or some shaping from the neck to the shoulders.

  • clock case

    trial term

  • cloning

    A process where cells are produced asexually (neither male, nor female) and are genetically identical to the parent cell from which they are produced.

  • cloth

    Use generally for textile that is woven, felted, knit, pounded, or otherwise made into a flat piece

  • clothes brush

    Brushes used to remove loose hair, dirt, or dust off the surface of costume.

  • clothes peg

    used to grip laundry on a washing line

  • clotting factors

    Chemicals in the blood which interact to make the blood clot.

  • club foot

    A condition where the foot is twisted and so the sole cannot be placed flat on the floor.

  • coach body

    The basic body section of a vehicle without internal fittings.

  • coal bucket

    a deep, round container with a flat bottom and a curved handle, used to hold or carry coal

  • coal hammer

    A blunt edged hammer used for breaking up large lumps of coal in to pieces suitable for firing a steam locomotive.

  • coal wagon

    A freight vehicle dedicated to the conveyance of coal.

  • coat - garment

    Main garment usually fitted to the upper body, extending below the hip line, open at the front or side and generally having sleeves. Also, similar outer garment worn for warmth or protection from the weather.

  • coats of arms

    Use for devices that include the full display of armorial bearings: the escutcheon plus its adjuncts (helm, crest, mantling, motto, supporters).

  • cocaine

    White, crystalline powder extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. Once used as a local anaesthetic, it is now an illegal drug. It is habit-forming and harmful to the body.

  • cochlear implant

    A device surgically implanted in the cochlea which translates sound into electrical impulses conveyed to the auditory nerve to facilitate hearing.

  • coconut

    Fruit of the tropical palm coco nucifera (coco-palm)

  • cocoon

    Case or wrapping produced by larval forms of animals (such as some moths, butterflies, and wasps) for protection during the pupal stage in their life cycle. Most cocoons are made of silk.

  • coeliac disease

    A digestive intolerance of the small intestine to foods that contain gluten.

  • coffee cup

    A type of cup from which coffee is drunk. Coffee cups are typically made of glazed ceramic, and have a single handle, allowing for portability while still hot.

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