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The ClueDispatched, as a dragon (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer SLEW is seen frequently, appearing about once every 110 puzzles.
Bushel and a peck
Quite a lot
Seattle ___ of racing fame
DefinitionSLEW as a noun:
1. (batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew) = (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
SLEW as a verb:
1. (swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut) = turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
2. (skid, slip, slue, slew, slide) = move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
SLAY as a verb:
1. (murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove) = kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"