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Y The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet. It derives its form from the Greek i. At the beginning of words or syllables, except when used as a prefix, it is a consonant element. In the middle and at the end of words, it is a vowel, having precisely the same sound as i. It is sounded as i long when accented, as in defy, rely: and as i short when unaccented, as in vanity, glory, synonymous. — Webster, 1882
     

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"Yankee Doodle"

“Yankee Doodle”

Yankton, Dakota Territory

Yankton, Dakota Territory

yeast

yeast

&Ye banks and braes and streams around the castle of Montgomery

Ye banks and braes and streams around the castle of Montgomery

Ye banks and braes of Bonny Doon

Ye banks and braes of Bonny Doon

Yes, a brighter morn is breaking

Yes, a brighter morn is breaking

yoke / ox bow

yoke / ox bow

Young Pioneers

Young Pioneers

You talk of the mines of Australia

You talk of the mines of Australia

The Youth's Companion

The Youth’s Companion

     


     

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yearling – A young animal one year old, or in the second year of his age.

yellow jacket – A small species of wasp with an exceedingly painful sting.