Etymology
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coniferous (adj.)

"bearing cones," also, later, "belonging to the order Coniferae," 1660s; see conifer + -ous.

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swig (n.)
1540s, "a drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin.
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churchman (n.)

"an ecclesiastic, a clergyman," mid-13c., from church (n.) + man (n.). Later "an adherent of the Church of England."

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newscast (n.)

"a broadcast of news on radio or (later) television or the internet," 1930, from news + -cast, from broadcast.

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fave (n.)

1938, perhaps a Variety magazine coinage, slang shortening of favorite (n.). Later also as an adjective.

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an- (2)
a later form of Latin ad "to" before -n- (see ad-), as in annex, announce, annihilate.
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extra-special (adj.)
1841, from extra- + special (adj.). Originally of legislative sessions, later (1880s) of certain editions of daily newspapers.
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wiring (n.)
"wires collectively," 1809, later especially "electrical wirework" (1887), from present participle of wire (v.).
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drayage (n.)

1791, "fee for conveyance by dray," from dray + -age. Later also simply "conveyance by dray."

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colewort (n.)

late 14c., "cabbage," later especially "kale, greens;" from cole (n.1) + wort.

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