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Cue


CUE, noun [Latin]

1. The tail; the end of a thing; as the long curl of a wig, or a long roll of hair.

2. The last words of a speech, which a player, who is to answer, catches and regards as an intimation to begin. A hint given to an actor on the stage, what or when to speak.

3. A hint; an intimation; a short direction.

4. The part which any man is to play in his turn.

Were it my cue to fight.

5. Humor; turn or temper of mind. [Vulgar.]

6. A farthing, or farthings worth.

7. The straight rod, used in playing billiards.