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'Epergne
'Epergne "['E]`pergne"", n. [F. ['e]pargne a sparing or saving; a treasury. ``Our ['e]pergne is a little treasury of sweetmeats, fruits, and flowers.'' —Brewer.] A centerpiece More…
'Eperlan
'Eperlan "['E]`per`lan"", n. [F. ['e]perlan, fr. G. spierling. See .] (Zo["o]l.) The European smelt (). ||
'Eprouvette
'Eprouvette "['E]`prou`vette"", n. [F.] (Gun.) An apparatus for testing or proving the strength of gunpowder.
'Epure
'Epure "['E]`pure"", n. [F.] (Fine Arts) A draught or model from which to build; especially, one of the full size of the work to be done; a detailed drawing.
'Etagere
'Etagere "['E]`ta`g[`e]re"", n. [F., fr. ['e]tager to arrange on shelves, fr. ['e]tage story, floor. See .] A piece of furniture having a number of uninclosed shelves or More…
'Etape
'Etape "['E]`tape"", n. [F. Cf. a mart.] 1. A public storehouse. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Supplies issued to troops on the march; hence (Mil.), the place where More…
'Etat Major
'Etat Major "['E]`tat" Ma`jor"" [F., fr. ['e]tat state + L. major greater.] (Mil.) The staff of an army, including all officers above the rank of colonel, also, all More…
'etoile
Estoile "Es`toile"", n. [OF.] (Her.) A six-pointed star whose rays are wavy, instead of straight like those of a mullet. [Written also {['e]toile}.] {Estoile of eight More…
'Etoile
'Etoile "['E]`toile"" ([asl]`tw[aum]l"), n. [F.] (Her.) See .
'Etude
'Etude "['E]`tude"" ([asl]`t[.u]d"), n. [F. See .] 1. A composition in the fine arts which is intended, or may serve, for a study. 2. (Mus.) A study; an More…
'Etui
'Etui "['E]`tui"" ([asl]`tw[-e]"), n. [F.] A case for one or several small articles; esp., a box in which scissors, tweezers, and other articles of toilet or of daily use More…
'gainst
'gainst "'gainst", prep. A contraction of .
'Mongst
'Mongst "'Mongst", prep. See .
'Neath
'Neath "'Neath" (? or ?), prep. & adv. An abbreviation of . [Poetic]
's
-'s "-'s" [OE. -es, AS. -es.] The suffix used to form the possessive singular of nouns; as, boy's; man's. 's "'s" A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has. ``My heart's More…
'Sblood
'Sblood "'Sblood", interj. An abbreviation of God's blood; — used as an oath. [Obs.] —Shak.
'Sdeath
'Sdeath "'Sdeath", interj. [Corrupted fr. God's death.] An exclamation expressive of impatience or anger. —Shak.
'Snails
'Snails "'Snails", interj. God's nails, or His nails, that is, the nails with which the Savior was fastened to the cross; — an ancient form of oath, corresponding to 'Od's bodikins More…
'Swounds
'Swounds "'Swounds", interj. [Cf. .] An exclamation contracted from God's wounds; — used as an oath. [Obs. or Archaic] —Shak.
'T is
'T is "'T is" A common contraction of it is.
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