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Fossa vs. Notch

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Fossa

A shallow depression or hollow.
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Notch

A V-shaped cut.
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Fossa

A large nocturnal reddish-brown catlike mammal of the civet family, found in the rainforests of Madagascar.
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Notch

Such a cut used for keeping a record.
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Fossa

A small cavity or depression, as in a bone.
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Notch

A narrow pass between mountains.
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Fossa

A catlike carnivorous mammal (Cryptoprocta ferox) of Madagascar, having reddish-brown fur, a long tail, long whiskers, and retractile claws.
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Notch

(Informal) A level or degree
A notch or two higher in quality.
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Fossa

(anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression.
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Notch

To cut a notch in.
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Fossa

(astronomy) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.
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Notch

To record by or as if by making notches
Notched the score on a stick.
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Fossa

A large nocturnal reddish-brown catlike mammal (Cryptoprocta ferox) of the civet family, endemic to the rainforests of Madagascar. It is slender, long-tailed and has retractile claws and anal scent glands.
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Notch

(Informal) To achieve; score
Notched 30 wins in a single season.
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Fossa

A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the nasal fossæ containing the nostrils in most birds.
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Notch

A V-shaped cut.
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Fossa

A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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Notch

Such a cut, used for keeping a record.
The notches in that tribe's warrior axe handles stand for killed enemies.
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Fossa

Monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
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Notch

An indentation.
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Fossa

Largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets
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Notch

A mountain pass; a defile.
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Notch

(finance) A discontinuous change in a taxation schedule.
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Notch

(informal) A level or degree.
This car is a notch better than the other.
Can you speak a notch louder, please?
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Notch

(electronics) A portion of a mobile phone that overlaps the edge of the screen, used to house camera, sensors etc. while maximizing screen space.
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Notch

(transitive) To cut a notch in (something).
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Notch

(transitive) To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something.
The tribe's hunters notch their kills by notches on each's axe's handle.
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Notch

(transitive) To join by means of notches.
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Notch

To achieve (something); to add to one's score or record of successes.
Notch up
The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.
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Notch

(transitive) To fit (an arrow) to a bow by means of the notch cut at the end of the arrow; to nock.
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Notch

A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.
And on the stick ten equal notches makes.
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Notch

A narrow passage between two elevations; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.
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Notch

To cut or make notches in; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.
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Notch

To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.
God is all sufferance; here he doth showNo arrow notched, only a stringless bow.
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Notch

A V-shaped indentation;
Mandibular notch
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Notch

The location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks;
We got through the pass before it started to snow
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Notch

A V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface;
There were four notches in the handle of his revolver
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Notch

A small cut
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Notch

Cut or make a notch into;
Notch the rope
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Notch

Notch a surface to record something
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