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Part of speech: Noun

A post or strong stick sharpened at one end and fixed in the ground; formerly, a post to which a person condemned to be burnt was secured: hence, death by such burning; that which is pledged, wagered, or risked for loss or gain; the prize in any contest; small anvil.

Part of speech: Verb

To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; mark out the limits of, with stakes; wager or pledge.

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