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Gastropoda "Gas*trop"o*da", n. pl., [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, stomach + -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral More…
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Gripe "Gripe", n. 1. Grasp; seizure; fast hold; clutch. A barren scepter in my gripe. —Shak. 2. That on which the grasp is put; a handle; a grip; as, More…
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Infinitive "In*fin"i*tive", n. [L. infinitivus: cf. F. infinitif. See .] Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined. (Gram.), that form of the verb More…
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Legate "Leg"ate" (l[e^]g"[asl]t), n. [OE. legat, L. legatus, fr. legare to send with a commission or charge, to depute, fr. lex, legis, law: cf. F. l['e]gat, It. legato. See More…
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Libration "Li*bra"tion" (l[-i]*br[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. libratio: cf. F. libration.] 1. The act or state of librating. —Jer. Taylor. 2. (Astron.) A real or apparent More…
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Respiration "Res`pi*ra"tion" (r?s`p?*r?"sh?n), n. [L. respiratio: cf. F. respiration. See .] 1. The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath. More…
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Monkey "Mon"key", n.; pl. . [Cf. OIt. monicchio, It. monnino, dim. of monna an ape, also dame, mistress, contr. fr. madonna. See .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) In the most More…
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Motion "Mo"tion", n. [F., fr. L. motio, fr. movere, motum, to move. See .] 1. The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from More…
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A "A" (named [=a] in the English, and most commonly ["a] in other languages). The first letter of the English and of many other alphabets. The capital A of the alphabets of More…
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A "A" [From AS. of off, from. See .] Of. [Obs.] ``The name of John a Gaunt.'' ``What time a day is it ?'' —Shak. ``It's six a clock.'' —B. Jonson.
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A "A" A barbarous corruption of have, of he, and sometimes of it and of they. ``So would I a done'' ``A brushes his hat.'' —Shak.
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A "A" ([.a]), prep. [Abbreviated form of an (AS. on). See .] 1. In; on; at; by. [Obs.] ``A God's name.'' ``Torn a pieces.'' ``Stand a tiptoe.'' ``A Sundays'' —Shak. ``Wit More…
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A "A" ([.a] emph. [=a]). 1. [Shortened form of an. AS. [=a]n one. See .] An adjective, commonly called the indefinite article, and signifying one or any, but less More…
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A "A" An expletive, void of sense, to fill up the meter A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a. —Shak.
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Ferment "Fer"ment", n. [L. fermentum ferment (in senses 1 & 2), perh. for fervimentum, fr. fervere to be boiling hot, boil, ferment: cf. F. ferment. Cf. 1st , .] 1. That More…
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A 1 "A 1" ([=a] w[u^]n). A registry mark given by underwriters (as at Lloyd's) to ships in first-class condition. Inferior grades are indicated by A 2 and A 3. Note: A 1 is More…
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Gum "Gum", n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. .] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that More…
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Scaup "Scaup" (sk[add]p), n. [See a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] 2. (Zo["o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. {Scaup More…
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Shad "Shad" (sh[a^]d), n. sing. & pl. [AS. sceadda a kind of fish, akin to Prov. G. schade; cf. Ir. & Gael. sgadan a herring, W. ysgadan herrings; all perhaps akin to E. skate More…
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Gum "Gum", n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. .] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that More…
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