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The answer DOG is seen frequently, appearing about once every 170 puzzles.

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DOG as a noun:

1. (dog, domestic dog, Canis familiaris) = a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
2. (frump, dog) = a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog"
3. informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
4. (cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel) = someone who is morally reprehensible; "you dirty dog"
5. (frank, frankfurter, hotdog, hot dog, dog, wiener, wienerwurst, weenie) = a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
6. (pawl, detent, click, dog) = a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
7. (andiron, firedog, dog, dog-iron) = metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch"

DOG as a verb:

1. (chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track) = go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"