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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.
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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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An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of making erasures by smoothing the wax. Hence, anything resembling the...
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One who, or that which, renovates.
A man who manages, or fires, cannon.
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The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize. The supporting frame of a run of millstones. To strip off the external...
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A court consisting of military or naval officers, for the trial of one belonging to the army or navy, or of offenses against military or naval law. To subject to trial by a court-martial.
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The act of declining or refusing; as, the declinature of an office.
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The science of describing plants in a systematic manner; also, a description of plants.
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A female pope; i. e., the fictitious pope Joan.
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A solid, all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. See Conoid, n., 2 (a). Alt. of Ellipsoidal
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An unorganized amylolytic ferment, on enzyme, present in human mixed saliva and in the saliva of some animals.
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The state or condition of a catechumen or the time during which one is a catechumen.
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