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

  Homer \Hom"er\, n. (Zool.)
     A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home
     from a distance.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Homer \Ho"mer\, n. (Zool.)
     See Hoemother.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Homer \Ho"mer\, n. [Heb. kh[=o]mer.]
     A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths,
     equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and,
     as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two
     pecks, four quarts. [Written also chomer, gomer.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Homer \Ho"mer\, n. (Baseball)
     Same as Home run.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoemother \Hoe"moth`er\, n. [A local Orkney name; cf. Icel.
     h[=a]r.] (Zool.)
     The basking or liver shark; -- called also homer. See
     Liver shark, under Liver.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liver \Liv"er\, n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG.
     lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. ? fat, E.
     live, v.] (Anat.)
     A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral
     cavity of all vertebrates.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal
           passes through it on its way back to the heart; and it
           secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways
           changes the blood which passes through it. In man it is
           situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly
           on the right side. See Bile, Digestive, and
           Glycogen. The liver of invertebrate animals is
           usually made up of c[ae]cal tubes, and differs
           materially, in form and function, from that of
           vertebrates.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Floating liver. See Wandering liver, under Wandering.
        
  
     Liver of antimony, Liver of sulphur. (Old Chem.) See
        Hepar.
  
     Liver brown, Liver color, the color of liver, a dark,
        reddish brown.
  
     Liver shark (Zool.), a very large shark ({Cetorhinus
        maximus), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe
        and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in
        length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has
        small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured
        for the sake of its liver, which often yields several
        barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone,
        by means of which it separates small animals from the sea
        water. Called also basking shark, bone shark,
        hoemother, homer, and sailfish; it is sometimes
        referred to as whale shark, but that name is more
        commonly used for the Rhincodon typus, which grows even
        larger.
  
     Liver spots, yellowish brown patches on the skin, or spots
        of chloasma.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  homer
      n 1: a base hit on which the batter scores a run [syn: homer,
           home run]
      2: ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the
         Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
      3: an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10
         ephahs [syn: homer, kor]
      4: United States painter best known for his seascapes
         (1836-1910) [syn: Homer, Winslow Homer]
      5: pigeon trained to return home [syn: homing pigeon, homer]
      v 1: hit a home run

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "homer":
     carrier, carrier pigeon, goal, grand slam, hit, hole, hole in one,
     home run, homing pigeon, mail car, mail coach, mail packet,
     mail train, mail truck, mailer, mailplane, packet boat,
     pigeon post, post boat, post car, post coach, post-horse,
     post-office car, poster, railway mail car, score, slam, strike,
     touchdown
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Homer
     heap, the largest of dry measures, containing about 8 bushels or
     1 quarter English = 10 ephahs (Lev. 27:16; Num. 11:32) = a COR.
     (See OMER.)
     
       "Half a homer," a grain measure mentioned only in Hos. 3:2.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homer, AK -- U.S. city in Alaska
     Population (2000):    3946
     Housing Units (2000): 1873
     Land area (2000):     10.582239 sq. miles (27.407871 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    11.852505 sq. miles (30.697845 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    22.434744 sq. miles (58.105716 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            33140
     Located within:       Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
     Location:             59.643059 N, 151.525900 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homer, AK
      Homer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homer, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    590
     Housing Units (2000): 222
     Land area (2000):     0.377845 sq. miles (0.978614 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.377845 sq. miles (0.978614 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            22920
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             42.320915 N, 96.489960 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homer, NE
      Homer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homer, NY -- U.S. village in New York
     Population (2000):    3368
     Housing Units (2000): 1453
     Land area (2000):     1.668653 sq. miles (4.321790 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.668653 sq. miles (4.321790 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35276
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             42.638328 N, 76.183760 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     13077
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homer, NY
      Homer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homer, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
     Population (2000):    950
     Housing Units (2000): 406
     Land area (2000):     9.585301 sq. miles (24.825814 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    9.585301 sq. miles (24.825814 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39720
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             34.333851 N, 83.499844 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     30547
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homer, GA
      Homer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homer, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    1200
     Housing Units (2000): 511
     Land area (2000):     1.026232 sq. miles (2.657929 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.026232 sq. miles (2.657929 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35814
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             40.034972 N, 87.958986 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     61849
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homer, IL
      Homer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homer, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    3788
     Housing Units (2000): 1709
     Land area (2000):     4.581406 sq. miles (11.865786 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.006209 sq. miles (0.016081 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.587615 sq. miles (11.881867 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35870
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             32.789863 N, 93.058633 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     71040
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homer, LA
      Homer
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Homer, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
     Population (2000):    1851
     Housing Units (2000): 745
     Land area (2000):     1.423213 sq. miles (3.686104 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.028332 sq. miles (0.073380 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.451545 sq. miles (3.759484 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            38920
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             42.144203 N, 84.806503 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     49245
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Homer, MI
      Homer
  

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