Etymology
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contested (adj.)

"disputed, made the object of contention or competition," 1670s, past-participle adjective from contest (v.). Specifically of elections from 1771, American English.

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yen (n.1)
Japanese monetary unit, 1875, from Japanese yen, from Chinese yuan "round, round object, circle, dollar."
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precious (n.)

"beloved or dear person or object," 1706, from precious (adj.). Since the "Lord of the Rings" movies, often with deliberate echoes of Tolkien.

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idiotype (n.)
"object typical of a class," 1865; see idio- "distinct" + type (n.). Related: Idiotypic.
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sprue (n.)
"piece of metal (later plastic) attached to a cast object," 1875, earlier (1849) "channel through which metal is poured into a mold;" of unknown origin.
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prop (n.2)

"object used in a play," 1898, from props (1841), shortened form of properties (which was in theatrical use from early 15c.); see property.

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controverse (v.)

"to dispute, to make (something) the object of controversy," c. 1600, from French controversé, from Latin controversus "turned against" (see controversy).

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rapable (adj.)

also rapeable, "Of a person: regarded as a suitable object for sexual pursuit or assault" [OED], 1972, from rape (v.) + -able.

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cupule (n.)

"small cup-shaped depression or object," 1830, from Modern Latin cupula, diminutive of Latin cupa "cask, barrel" (see cup (n.)).  

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biomorph (n.)

"a decorative form representing a living object," 1895 (A.C. Haddon), from bio- "life" + -morph "form," a word of uncertain etymology. Related: Biomorphic.

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