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St Anthony's fire
. (b) A balloon sent up at night with fireworks which ignite at a regulated height. -Simmonds. , a grate bar. , a portable grate; a cresset. More…
St Elmo's fire
. (b) A balloon sent up at night with fireworks which ignite at a regulated height. -Simmonds. , a grate bar. , a portable grate; a cresset. More…
St Ignatius's bean
Bean "Bean" (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw. b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. More…
St John's bread
Algaroba "Al`ga*ro"ba", n. [Sp. algarroba, fr. Ar. al-kharr?bah. Cf. .] (Bot.) (a) The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or More…
St John's bread
Carob "Car"ob", n. [Cf. F. caroube fruit of the carob tree, Sp. garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar. kharr[=u]b, Per. Kharn[=u]b. Cf. .] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen More…
St John's-wort
Hypericum "Hy*per"i*cum", n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?; ? under, among + ?, ?, heath, heather.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, generally with dotted leaves and yellow flowers; - called More…
St Peter's fish
John "John" (j[o^]n), n. [See .] A proper name of a man. , a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same as . , an ideal personification of the typical More…
St Valentine's Day
Valentine "Val"en*tine", n. 1. A sweetheart chosen on St. Valentine's Day. 2. A letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque More…
Stab
Stab "Stab", v. i. 1. To give a wound with a pointed weapon; to pierce; to thrust with a pointed weapon. None shall dare With shortened sword to stab in More…
Stab
Stab "Stab", v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. & vb. n. .] [Cf. OD. staven to fix, fasten, fr. stave, staff, a staff, rod; akin to G. stab a staff, stick, E. staff; also More…
Stab
Stab "Stab", n. 1. The thrust of a pointed weapon. 2. A wound with a sharp-pointed weapon; as, to fall by the stab an assassin. -Shak. 3. Fig.: An injury inflicted covertly or More…
Stab culture
Stab culture "Stab culture" (Bacteriol.) A culture made by inoculating a solid medium, as gelatin, with the puncture of a needle or wire. The growths are usually of characteristic More…
Stabat Mater
Stabat Mater "Sta"bat Ma"ter" [L., the mother was standing.] A celebrated Latin hymn, beginning with these words, commemorating the sorrows of the mother of our Lord at the More…
Stabbed
Stab "Stab", v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. & vb. n. .] [Cf. OD. staven to fix, fasten, fr. stave, staff, a staff, rod; akin to G. stab a staff, stick, E. staff; also More…
Stabber
Stabber "Stab"ber", n. 1. One who, or that which, stabs; a privy murderer. 2. (Naut.) A small marline spike; a pricker.
Stabbing
Stab "Stab", v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. & vb. n. .] [Cf. OD. staven to fix, fasten, fr. stave, staff, a staff, rod; akin to G. stab a staff, stick, E. staff; also More…
Stabbingly
Stabbingly "Stab"bing*ly", adv. By stabbing; with intent to injure covertly. -Bp. Parker.
Stabiliment
Stabiliment "Sta*bil"i*ment", n. [L. stabilimentum, fr. stabilire to make firm ir stable, fr. stabilis. See , a.] The act of making firm; firm support; establishment. [R.] More…
Stabilitate
Stabilitate "Sta*bil"i*tate", v. t. [LL. stabilitatus, p. p. of stabilitare to make stable.] To make stable; to establish. [Obs.] -Dr. H. More.
Stability
Stability "Sta*bil"i*ty", n. [L. stabilitas; cf. F. stabilit['e]. See , a.] 1. The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; firmness; strength to stand More…
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