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 for Gross adventure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gross \Gross\, a. [Compar. Grosser; superl. Grossest.] [F.
     gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E.
     crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened.
     Cf. Engross, Grocer, Grogram.]
     1. Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.
        "A gross fat man." --Shak.
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              A gross body of horse under the Duke. --Milton.
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     2. Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.
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     3. Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception
        or feeling; dull; witless.
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              Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear.
                                                    --Milton.
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     4. Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual
        appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.
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              The terms which are delicate in one age become gross
              in the next.                          --Macaulay.
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     5. Hence: Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a
        gross remark.
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     6. Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.
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     7. Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross
        mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.
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     8. Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross
        sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to
        net.
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     Gross adventure (Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i.
        e., on a mortgage of a ship.
  
     Gross average (Law), that kind of average which falls upon
        the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; --
        commonly called general average. --Bouvier. --Burrill.
  
     Gross receipts, the total of the receipts, before they are
        diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; --
        distinguished from net profits. --Abbott.
  
     Gross weight the total weight of merchandise or goods,
        without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; --
        distinguished from neat weight, or net weight.
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