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n. One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc., of which a rope is composed.

 - vb. To break a strand of.

 - n. The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river. That portion of the land lying between ordinary high and low water marks. Strand birds. (Zool.) See Shore birds, under Shore.

 - Strand plover (Zool.), a black-bellied plover.

 - Strand wolf (Zool.), the brown hyena.

 - vb. To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship.

 - vb. To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the ship stranded at high water.

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