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The hydroxide of potassium hydrate, a hard white brittle substance, KOH, having strong caustic and alkaline properties; -- hence called also caustic potash. The impure potassium carbonate obtained by leaching wood ashes, either as a...
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Of or pertaining to the ocean; found or formed in or about, or produced by, the ocean; frequenting the ocean, especially mid-ocean. Of or pertaining to Oceania or its inhabitants.
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As a final consequence; at last; in the end; as, afflictions often tend to correct immoral habits, and ultimately prove blessings.
The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display.
Same as Nemathelminthes.
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Destitute of an heir.
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The part of a sleeve nearest the hand; a cuff or wristband.
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To retch. An effort to vomit. To extend; to stretch; to thrust out; to put forth, as a limb, a member, something held, or the like. Hence, to deliver by stretching out a member, especially the hand; to give with the hand; to pass to...
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A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar.
The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.
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A bagnio; a sweating bath; a vapor bath.
The search for the traces of anything.
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A sharp or uneven edge on a board that is cut from a log not perfectly squared, or that is made in the process of squaring. See Wany, a.
The collar beam of a roof; the spanpiece.
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Inexpressible. Without expression or meaning; not expressive; dull; unintelligent; as, an inexpressive countenance.
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Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many allied genera of the family Helicidae. They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost...
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A little verse; especially, a short verse or text said or sung in public worship by the priest or minister, and followed by a response from the people.
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An instrument for measuring the solid contents of a body, or the capacity of a vessel; a volumenometer. An instrument for determining the specific gravity of liquid bodies, porous bodies, and powders, as well as solids.
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A small, handsome European singing bird (Ruticilla phoenicurus), allied to the nightingale; -- called also redtail, brantail, fireflirt, firetail. The black redstart is P.tithys. The name is also applied to several other species of Ruticilla...
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Examination of the interior of the trachea by means of a mirror.
A small beam of light.
Alt. of Bebirine
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Evening. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset. not at midnight; as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event.
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A kind of worm or larva.
Alt. of Circumforaneous
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A very small figure, whether human or of an animal; especially, one in terra cotta or the like; -- distinguished from statuette, which is applied to small figures in bronze, marble, etc.
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One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic...
Same as Prezygapophysis.
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An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of saccharine matter in any solution, as the juice of a plant, or brewers' and distillers' worts.
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