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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: GRY - words ending in -gry 
Answer/Pointer: angry hungry aggry - a glass bead found buried in the earth in Ghana. puggry - a light scarf wound around a hat or helmet to protect the head from the sun. meagry - of meager appearance. mawgry - from Old French: being regarded with displeasure. gry - a measure equal to one-tenth of a line. Sources: Ann Landers column, 1/31/89 Internet Public Library which also quotes William Safire in "What's the Good Word (1982) Webster's 2nd ed. Unabridged, p. 1109 (gry) 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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