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The Word of the Day comes from STONE SKY GOLD MOUNTAIN by Mirandi Riwoe.


noun noun: queue; plural noun: queues

  1. a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.

  2. a list of data items, commands, etc., stored so as to be retrievable in a definite order, usually the order of insertion.

  3. a plait of hair worn at the back.

The queue or cue is a hairstyle worn by the Jurchen and Manchu people of Manchuria, and later required to be worn by male subjects of Qing dynasty China. Hair on top of the scalp is grown long and is often braided, while the front portion of the head is shaved.

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