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An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.
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That may be caught or discovered; apprehensible.
One of a pair of horses employed to draw a coach; hence (Fig.), a comrade.
Tending to tear or pull up.
To strip of glass; to remove the glazing, or glass, from, as a window.
Having the same bounds; terminating at the same time or place; conterminous.
The use and application of fire in science and the arts.
Same as Pyrotechnics.
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A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy...
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Concerned both in sensation and volition; -- applied to those nerve fibers which pass to and from the cerebro-spinal axis, and are respectively concerned in sensation and volition.
To qualify again; to confer capacity on again.
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A class of air-breathing oviparous vertebrates, usually covered with scales or bony plates. The heart generally has two auricles and one ventricle. The development of the young is the same as that of birds.
Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent.
Pertaining or belonging to the under side of a glacier; being beneath a glacier; as, subglacial streams.
Capable of being deflected.
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A plant (Pistia stratiotes) which floats on tropical waters, and forms a rosette of spongy, wedge-shaped leaves.
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The upper edge of a vessel's or boat's side; the uppermost wale of a ship (not including the bulwarks); or that piece of timber which reaches on either side from the quarter-deck to the forecastle, being the uppermost bend, which finishes...
imp. sing. of See.
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In a harsh manner; gratingly; roughly; rudely.
Of or pertaining to the Jews.
The practice of imposition.
A game of cards; -- called also taroc.
Oozy; -- applied to land under cultivation that is not well drained.
Composed of, or derived from, silicon and fluorine.
Injured or hurt in the withers, as a horse.
Having many faces.
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An alkaloid extracted from fumitory, as a white crystalline substance.
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One of the maidens of Odin, represented as awful and beautiful, who presided over battle and marked out those who were to be slain, and who also ministered at the feasts of heroes in Valhalla.
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The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest.
A table; a tablet. One of the transverse plants found in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids.
Leisure; indolence; idleness; ease.
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