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G
G (jē) 1. G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246.
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The form of G is from the Latin, in the alphabet which it first appeared as a modified form of C. The name is also from the Latin, and probably comes to us through the French. Etymologically it is most closely related to a c hard, k y, and w; as in corn, grain, kernel; kin L. genus, Gr. &unr_;; E. garden, yard; drag, draw; also to ch and h; as in get, prehensile; guest, host (an army); gall, choler; gust, choose. See C.
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2. (Mus.) G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or model scale; -- called also sol by the Italians and French. It was also originally used as the treble clef, and has gradually changed into the character represented in the margin. See Clef. G♯ (G sharp) is a tone intermediate between G and A.
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Gab
Gab (găb), n. [Cf. Gaff.] (Steam Engine) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.
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Gab
Gab, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob. Cf. Gab, v. i., Gibber.] The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.]
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Gift of gab, facility of expression. [Colloq.]
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Gab
Gab, v. i. [OE. gabben to jest, lie, mock, deceive, fr. Icel. gabba to mock, or OF. gaber. See 2d Gab, and cf. Gabble.] 1. To deceive; to lie. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. Holinshed.
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Gabarage
Gab"ar*age (?), n. A kind of coarse cloth for packing goods. [Obs.]

Gaberdine
Gabardine
Gab`ar*dine", Gab`er*dine" (&unr_;), n. [Sp. gabardina; cf. It. gavardina, OF. galvardine, calvardine, gavardine, galeverdine; perh. akin to Sp. & OF. gaban a sort of cloak or coat for rainy weather, F. caban great coat with a hood and sleeves, It. gabbano and perh. to E. cabin.] A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress. Shak.
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Gabber
Gab"ber (?), n. 1. A liar; a deceiver. [Obs.]
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2. One addicted to idle talk.
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Gabble
Gab"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gabbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gabbling (?).] [Freq. of gab. See Gab, v. i.] 1. To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber. Shak.
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2. To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; -- used of fowls as well as people; as, gabbling geese.
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Gabble
Gab"ble, n. 1. Loud or rapid talk without meaning.
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Forthwith a hideous gabble rises loud
Among the builders.
Milton.
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2. Inarticulate sounds rapidly uttered; as of fowls.
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Gabbler
Gab"bler (?), n. One who gabbles; a prater.
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Gabbro
Gab"bro (?), n. [It.] (Geol.) A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro).
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Gabel
Ga"bel (?), n. [F. gabelle, LL. gabella, gabulum, gablum; of uncertain origin. Cf.Gavel tribute.] (O. Eng. Law) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise. Burrill.
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He enables St. Peter to pay his gabel by the ministry of a fish. Jer. Taylor.
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Gabeler
Ga"bel*er (?), n. (O. Eng. Law) A collector of gabels or taxes.
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Gabelle
Ga`belle" (?), n. [F. See Gabel.] A tax, especially on salt. [France] Brande & C.
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Gabelleman
Ga*belle"man (?), n. A gabeler. Carlyle.
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Gaberdine
Gab`er*dine" (?), n. See Gabardine.
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Gaber-lunzie
Gab"er-lun`zie (?), n. [Gael. gabair talker + lunndair idler.] A beggar with a wallet; a licensed beggar. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
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Gabert
Gab"ert (?), n. [Cf.F.gabare, Arm. kobar, gobar.] A lighter, or vessel for inland navigation. [Scot.] Jamieson.
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Gabion
Ga"bi*on (?), n.[F., from It. gabbione a large cage, gabion, from gabbia cage, L. cavea. See Cage.] 1. (Fort.) A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shelter men from an enemy's fire.
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2. (Hydraul. Engin.) An openwork frame, as of poles, filled with stones and sunk, to assist in forming a bar dyke, etc., as in harbor improvement.
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Gabionade
Ga`bi*on*ade" (?), n. [F. gabionnade.] 1. (Fort.) A traverse made with gabions between guns or on their flanks, protecting them from enfilading fire.
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2. A structure of gabions sunk in lines, as a core for a sand bar in harbor improvements.
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Gabionage
Ga"bi*on*age (?), n. [F. gabionnage.] (Mil.) The part of a fortification built of gabions.
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Gabioned
Ga"bi*oned (?), p. a. Furnished with gabions.
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Gabionnade
Ga`bion`nade" (?), n. See Gabionade.
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Gable
Ga"ble (?), n. A cable. [Archaic] Chapman.
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Gable
Ga"ble, n. [OE. gable, gabil, F. gable, fr. LL. gabalum front of a building, prob. of German or Scand. origin; cf. OHG. gibil, G. giebel gable, Icel. gafl, Goth. gibla pinnacle; perh. akin to Gr. &unr_; head, and E. cephalic, or to G. gabel fork, AS. geafl, E. gaffle, L. gabalus a kind of gallows.] (Arch.) (a) The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like. Hence: (b) The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side. (c) A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.
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Bell gable. See under Bell. -- Gable roof, a double sloping roof which forms a gable at each end. -- Gable wall. Same as Gable (b). -- Gable window, a window in a gable.
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gabled
gabled adj. furnished or constructed with a gable; -- of a house or roof; as, a gabled roof. Opposite of ungabled.
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Gablet
Ga"blet (?), n. (Arch.) A small gable, or gable-shaped canopy, formed over a tabernacle, niche, etc.
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Gablock
Gab"lock (?), n. [See Gavelock.] A false spur or gaff, fitted on the heel of a gamecock. Wright.
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Gabonese
Gabonese adj. of or relating to Gabon or its inhabitants; as, Gabonese hills; Gabonese writers.
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Gabonese
Gabonese n. a native or inhabitant of Gabon.
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Gaby
Ga"by (?), n. [Icel. gapi a rash, reckless man. Cf. Gafe.] A simpleton; a dunce; a lout. [Colloq.]
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Gad
Gad (?), n. [OE. gad, Icel. gaddr goad, sting; akin to Sw. gadd sting, Goth. gazds, G. gerte switch. See Yard a measure.] 1. The point of a spear, or an arrowhead.
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2. A pointed or wedge-shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge used in mining, etc.
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I will go get a leaf of brass,
And with a gad of steel will write these words.
Shak.
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3. A sharp-pointed rod; a goad.
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4. A spike on a gauntlet; a gadling. Fairholt.
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5. A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel. [Obs.]
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Flemish steel . . . some in bars and some in gads. Moxon.
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6. A rod or stick, as a fishing rod, a measuring rod, or a rod used to drive cattle with. [Prov. Eng. Local, U.S.] Halliwell. Bartlett.
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Upon the gad, upon the spur of the moment; hastily. [Obs.] “All this done upon the gad!Shak.
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Gad
Gad, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gadded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gadding.] [Prob. fr. gad, n., and orig. meaning to drive about.] To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled. “The gadding vine.” Milton.
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Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? Jer. ii. 36.
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Gadabout
Gad"a*bout` (?), n. A gadder [Colloq.]
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Gadbee
Gad"bee` (?), n. (Zool.) The gadfly.
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Gadder
Gad"der (?), n. One who roves about idly, a rambling gossip.
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Gadding
Gad"ding, a. & n. Going about much, needlessly or without purpose.
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Envy is a gadding passion, and walketh the streets. Bacon.
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The good nuns would check her gadding tongue. Tennyson.
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Gadding car, in quarrying, a car which carries a drilling machine so arranged as to drill a line of holes.
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Gaddingly
Gad"ding*ly (?), adv. In a roving, idle manner.
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Gaddish
Gad"dish (?), a. Disposed to gad. -- Gad"dish*nes, n. “Gaddishness and folly.” Abp. Leighton.
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Gade
Gade (?), n. [Cf. Cod the fish.] (Zool.) (a) A small British fish (Motella argenteola) of the Cod family. (b) A pike, so called at Moray Firth; -- called also gead. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gadre
Gadere
Gad"er*e (?), Gad"re (&unr_;), v. t. & i. To gather. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gadfly
Gad"fly` (găd"flī`), n.; pl. Gadflies (#). [Gad + fly.] (Zool.) Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies.
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&hand_; The sheep gadfly (Oestrus ovis) deposits its young in the nostrils of sheep, and the larvæ develop in the frontal sinuses. The common species which infests cattle (Hypoderma bovis) deposits its eggs upon or in the skin where the larvæ or bots live and produce sores called wormels. The gadflies of the horse produce the intestinal parasites called bots. See Botfly, and Bots. The true horseflies are often erroneously called gadflies, and the true gadflies are sometimes incorrectly called breeze flies.
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Gadfly petrel (Zool.), one of several small petrels of the genus Oestrelata.
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Gadhelic
Ga*dhel"ic (g&adot_;*d&ebreve_;l"&ibreve_;k; găd"&eitalic_;l*&ibreve_;k), a. [See Gael.] Of, belonging to, or designating, that division of the Celtic languages which includes the Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.
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Gadic
Gad"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the cod (Gadus); -- applied to an acid obtained from cod-liver oil, viz., gadic acid.
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Gaditanian
Gad`i*ta`ni*an (?), a. [L. Gaditanus, fr. Gades Cadiz.] Of or relating to Cadiz, in Spain. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Cadiz.
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Gadling
Gad"ling (?), n. [Gad, n. + -ling.] (Mediæval Armor) [R.] See Gad, n., 4.
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Gadling
Gad"ling, a. [See Gad, v. i.] Gadding about. [Obs.]
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Gadling
Gad"ling, n. A roving vagabond. [Obs.] Rom. of R.
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Gadman
Gadman (?), n. A gadsman.
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Gadoid
Ga"doid (?; 277), a. [NL. gadus cod + -oid: cf. F. gadoïde gadoid, Gr. &unr_; a sort of fish, F. gade.] (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the family of fishes (Gadidæ) which includes the cod, haddock, and hake. -- n. One of the Gadidæ. [Written also gadid.]
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Gadolinia
Gad`o*lin"i*a (?), n. [NL. See Gadolinite.] (Chem.) A rare earth associated with yttria and regarded as the oxide (Gd2O3) of a metallic element, gadolinium.
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Gadolinic
Gad`o*lin"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to or containing gadolinium.
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Gadolinite
Gad"o*lin*ite (?), n. [Named after Gadolin, a Russian chemist.] (Min.) A mineral of a nearly black color and vitreous luster, and consisting principally of the silicates of yttrium, cerium, and iron.
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Gadolinium
Gad`o*lin"i*um (?), n. [NL. See Gadolinite.] (Chem.) A rare earth metallic element of the Lanthanide series, with a characteristic spectrum, found associated with yttrium and other rare earth elements. Symbol, Gd; it has an atomic number of 64, an atomic weight of 157.25 (C=12.011), and a valence of +3.
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Gadsman
Gads"man (?), n. One who uses a gad or goad in driving.
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Gaduin
Gad"u*in (?), n.[NL. gadus codfish.] (Chem.) A yellow or brown amorphous substance, of indifferent nature, found in cod-liver oil.
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Gadwall
Gad"wall (?), n. [Gad to walk about + well.] (Zool.) A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck. [Written also gaddwell.]
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Gaea
Gaea (jē"&adot_;), prop. n. [Gr. Gai^a, Gh^] (Mythol.) The goddess of the earth, considered as a personification of the earth. According to Hesiod she was the first-born of Chaos, and mother of Uranus, Pontus, Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology. [Also spelled Gaia.]
Syn. -- Gaia, Ge.
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Gaekwar
Gaek"war (?), n. [Also Gaikwar, Guicowar.] [Marathi gāekwār, prop., a cowherd.] The title of the ruling Prince of Baroda, in Gujarat, in Bombay, India.
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Gael
Gael (?), n.sing. & pl. [See Gaelic.] (Ethnol.) A Celt or the Celts of the Scotch Highlands or of Ireland; now esp., a Scotch Highlander of Celtic origin.
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Gaelic
Gael"ic (?; 277), a. [Gael. Gàidhealach, Gaelach, from Gàidheal, Gael, a Scotch Highlander.] (Ethnol.) Of or pertaining to the Gael, esp. to the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland; as, the Gaelic language.
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Gaelic
Gael"ic (?), n. [Gael. Gaelig, Gàilig.] The language of the Gaels, esp. of the Highlanders of Scotland. It is a branch of the Celtic.
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Gaff
Gaff (găf), n. [OE. gaffe, F. gaffe an iron hook with which seamen pull great fishes into their ships; cf. Ir. gaf, gafa hook; perh. akin to G. gabel fork, Skr. gabhasti. Cf. Gaffle, Gable.] 1. A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.
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2. (Naut.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended.
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3. Same as Gaffle, 1. Wright.
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Gaff
Gaff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gaffed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaffing.] To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.
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gaffe
gaffe (găf), n. A socially awkward or tactless act.
Syn. -- faux-pas, solecism, slip, gaucherie.
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Gaffer
Gaf"fer (găf"f&etilde_;r), n. [Possibly contr. fr. godfather; but prob. fr. gramfer for grandfather. Cf. Gammer.] 1. An old fellow; an aged rustic.
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Go to each gaffer and each goody. Fawkes.
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&hand_; Gaffer was originally a respectful title, now degenerated into a term of familiarity or contempt when addressed to an aged man in humble life.
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2. A foreman or overseer of a gang of laborers. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gaffle
Gaf"fle (?), n. [Cf. AS. geafl fork, LG., D., Sw., & Dan. gaffel, G. gabel, W. gafl, Ir. & Gael. gabhal. Cf. Gaff.] 1. An artificial spur or gaff for gamecocks.
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2. A lever to bend crossbows.
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Gaff-topsail
Gaff`-top"sail (?), n. (Naut.) A small triangular sail having its foot extended upon the gaff and its luff upon the topmast.
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Gag
Gag (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gagged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gagging (?).] [Prob. fr. W. cegio to choke or strangle, fr. ceg mouth, opening, entrance.] 1. To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to. Marvell.
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The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be gagged, and reason to be hood winked. Maccaulay.
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2. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
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Mouths gagged to such a wideness. Fortescue (Transl.).
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3. To cause to heave with nausea.
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Gag
Gag, v. i. 1. To heave with nausea; to retch.
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2. To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3. [Slang] Cornill Mag.
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Gag
Gag, n. 1. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
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2. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat. Lamb.
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3. A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion. [Slang]
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Gag rein (Harness), a rein for drawing the bit upward in the horse's mouth. -- Gag runner (Harness), a loop on the throat latch guiding the gag rein.
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gaga
gaga adj. 1. mentally or physically infirm with age.
Syn. -- doddering, senile.
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2. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; as, gaga over his girlfriend.
Syn. -- crazy about, dotty, enamored, infatuated, in love, smitten, soft on(predicate), taken with(predicate).
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Gagate
Gag"ate (?; 48), n. [L. gagates. See Jet a black mineral.] Agate. [Obs.] Fuller.
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Gage
Gage (gāj), n. [F. gage, LL. gadium, wadium; of German origin; cf. Goth. wadi, OHG. wetti, weti, akin to E. wed. See Wed, and cf. Wage, n.] 1. A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security.
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Nor without gages to the needy lend. Sandys.
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2. A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance. “There I throw my gage.” Shak.
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Gage
Gage (gāj), n. [So called because an English family named Gage imported the greengage from France, in the last century.] A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage.
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Gage
Gage, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gaged (gājd); p. pr & vb. n. Gaging (gā"j&ibreve_;ng).] [Cf. F. gager. See Gage, n., a pledge.] 1. To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge. [Obs.]
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A moiety competent
Was gaged by our king.
Shak.
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2. To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.
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Great debts
Wherein my time, sometimes too prodigal,
Hath left me gaged.
Shak.
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Gage
Gage, n. A measure or standard. See Gauge, n.
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Gage
Gage, v. t. To measure. See Gauge, v. t.
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You shall not gage me
By what we do to-night.
Shak.
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Gager
Ga"ger (gā"j&etilde_;r), n. A measurer. See Gauger.
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Gagger
Gag"ger (găg"g&etilde_;r), n. 1. One who gags.
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2. (Founding) A piece of iron imbedded in the sand of a mold to keep the sand in place.
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Gaggle
Gag"gle (găg"g'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gaggled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaggling (?).] [Of imitative origin; cf. D. gaggelen, gagelen, G. gackeln, gackern, MHG. gāgen, E. giggle, cackle.] To make a noise like a goose; to cackle. Bacon.
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Gaggle
Gag"gle, n. [Cf. Gaggle v. i.] 1. (Zool.) A flock of wild geese, especially when on the ground. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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2. Hence: A gathering of people, especially a noisy one.
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3. Hence: Any clustered group of related objects.
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Gag law
Gag law. (Parliamentary Law) A law or ruling prohibiting proper or free debate, as in closure. [Colloq. or Cant]
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gagtooth
gag"tooth` (găg"t&oomacr_;th`), n.; pl. Gagteeth (găg"tēth`). A projecting tooth. [Obs.]
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gag-toothed
gag"-toothed" (găg"t&oomacr_;tht`), a. Having gagteeth. [Obs.]
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gahnite
gahn"ite (gän"īt), n. [Named after Gahn, a Swedish chemist.] (Min.) Zinc spinel; automolite.
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Gaia
Gaia prop. n. [Gr. gai^a earth.] Goddess of the earth; same as Gaea.
Syn. -- Gaea, Ge.
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gaidic
ga*id"ic (?), a. [Gr. gai^a earth.] (Chem.) Pertaining to hypogeic acid; -- applied to an acid obtained from hypogeic acid.
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gaiety
gai"e*ty (gā"&euptack_;*t&ybreve_;), n. Same as Gayety.
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Gailer
Gail"er (?), n. A jailer. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gaillard
Gail`lard" (?), a. [F. See Galliard.] Gay; brisk; merry; galliard. Chaucer.
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Gailliarde
Gail*liarde" (?), n. [See Galliard a dance.] A lively French and Italian dance.
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Gaily
Gai"ly (?), adv. [From Gay.] Merrily; showily. See gaily.
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Gain
Gain (?), n. [Cf. W. gan a mortise.] (Arch.) A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.
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Gain
Gain, a. [OE. gein, gain, good, near, quick; cf. Icel. gegn ready, serviceable, and gegn, adv., against, opposite. Cf. Again.] Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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Gain
Gain (gān), n. [OE. gain, gein, ga&yogh_;hen, gain, advantage, Icel. gagn; akin to Sw. gagn, Dan. gavn, cf. Goth. gageigan to gain. The word was prob. influenced by F. gain gain, OF. gaain. Cf. Gain, v. t.] 1. That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.
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But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Phil. iii. 7.
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Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Tim. vi. 6.
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Every one shall share in the gains. Shak.
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2. The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation. “The lust of gain.” Tennyson.
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Gain
Gain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gained (gānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaining.] [From gain, n. but. prob. influenced by F. gagner to earn, gain, OF. gaaignier to cultivate, OHG. weidinōn, weidinen to pasture, hunt, fr. weida pasturage, G. weide, akin to Icel. veiðr hunting, AS. wāðu, cf. L. venari to hunt, E. venison. See Gain, n., profit.]
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1. To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
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What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Matt. xvi. 26.
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To gain dominion, or to keep it gained. Milton.
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For fame with toil we gain, but lose with ease. Pope.
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2. To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize.
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3. To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
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If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. Matt. xviii. 15.
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To gratify the queen, and gained the court. Dryden.
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4. To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
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Forded Usk and gained the wood. Tennyson.
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5. To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage. [Obs. or Ironical]
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Ye should . . . not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. Acts xxvii. 21.
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Gained day, the calendar day gained in sailing eastward around the earth. -- To gain ground, to make progress; to advance in any undertaking; to prevail; to acquire strength or extent. -- To gain over, to draw to one's party or interest; to win over. -- To gain the wind (Naut.), to reach the windward side of another ship.

Syn. -- To obtain; acquire; get; procure; win; earn; attain; achieve. See Obtain. -- To Gain, Win. Gain implies only that we get something by exertion; win, that we do it in competition with others. A person gains knowledge, or gains a prize, simply by striving for it; he wins a victory, or wins a prize, by taking it in a struggle with others.
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Gain
Gain (?), v. i. To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.
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Thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion. Ezek. xxii. 12.
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Gaining twist, in rifled firearms, a twist of the grooves, which increases regularly from the breech to the muzzle. To gain on or To gain upon. (a) To encroach on; as, the ocean gains on the land. (b) To obtain influence with. (c) To win ground upon; to move faster than, as in a race or contest. (d) To get the better of; to have the advantage of.
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My good behavior had so far gained on the emperor, that I began to conceive hopes of liberty. Swift.
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Gainable
Gain"a*ble (?), a. [CF. F. gagnable. See Gain, v. t.] Capable of being obtained or reached. Sherwood.
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Gainage
Gain"age (?, 48), n. [OF. gaignage pasturage, crop, F. gaignage pasturage. See Gain, v. t.] (O. Eng. Law) (a) The horses, oxen, plows, wains or wagons and implements for carrying on tillage. (b) The profit made by tillage; also, the land itself. Bouvier.
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Gainer
Gain"er (?), n. One who gains. Shak.
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Gainful
Gain"ful (?), a. Profitable; advantageous; lucrative. “A gainful speculation.” Macaulay. -- Gain"ful*ly, adv. -- Gain"ful*ness, n.
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Gaingiving
Gain"giv`ing (?), n. [See Again, and Give.] A misgiving. [Obs.]
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Gainless
Gain"less, a. Not producing gain; unprofitable. Hammond. -- Gain"less/ness, n.
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Gainly
Gain"ly, adv. [See Gain, a.] Handily; readily; dexterously; advantageously. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
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Gainpain
Gain"pain` (?), n.[F. gagner to gain + pain bread.] Bread-gainer; -- a term applied in the Middle Ages to the sword of a hired soldier.
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Gainsay
Gain`say" (? or ?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gainsaid (? or ?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gainsaying.] [OE. geinseien, ageinseien. See Again, and Say to utter.] To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
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I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. Luke xxi. 15.
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The just gods gainsay
That any drop thou borrow'dst from thy mother,
My sacred aunt, should by my mortal sword
Be drained.
Shak.
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Gainsayer
Gain`say"er (?), n. One who gainsays, contradicts, or denies. “To convince the gainsayers.” Tit. i. 9.
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Gainsborough hat
Gains"borough hat (?). A woman's broad-brimmed hat of a form thought to resemble those shown in portraits by Thomas Gainsborough, the English artist (1727-88).
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Gainsome
Gain"some (?), a. 1. Gainful.
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2. Prepossessing; well-favored. [Obs.] Massinger.
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'gainst
'gainst (?), prep. A contraction of Against.
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Gainstand
Gain"stand` (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gainstood; p. pr. & vb. n. gainstanding.] [See Again, and Stand.] To withstand; to resist. [Obs.]
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Durst . . . gainstand the force of so many enraged desires. Sir P. Sidney.
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Gainstrive
Gain"strive` (?), v. t. & i. [See Again, and Strive.] To strive or struggle against; to withstand. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Gairfowl
Gair"fowl` (?), n. (Zool.) See Garefowl.

Gairish/ness
Gairishly
Gairish
Gair"ish (?), a., Gair"ish*ly, adv., Gair"ish/ness, n. Same as Garish, Garishly, Garishness.
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Gait
Gait (?), n. [See Gate a way.] 1. A going; a walk; a march; a way.
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Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor folks pass. Shak.
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2. Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
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'T is Cinna; I do know him by his gait. Shak.
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Gaited
Gait"ed (?), a. Having (such) a gait; -- used in composition; as, slow-gaited; heavy-gaited.
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Gaiter
Gait"er (?), n. [F. guêtre, cf. Armor. gweltren; or perh. of German origin, and akin to E. wear, v.] 1. A covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep, or for the whole leg from the knee to the instep, fitting down upon the shoe.
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2. A kind of shoe, consisting of cloth, and covering the ankle.
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Gaiter
Gai"ter (?), v. t. To dress with gaiters.

Gaytre
Gaitre
Gai"tre, Gay"tre (gā"t&etilde_;r), n. [OE. Cf. Gatten tree.] The dogwood tree. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gala
Ga"la (?), n. [F. gala show, pomp, fr. It. gala finery, gala; of German origin. See Gallant.] Pomp, show, or festivity. Macaulay.
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Gala day, a day of mirth and festivity; a holiday.
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Galacta-gogue
Ga*lac"ta-gogue (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, milk + &unr_; to lead.] (Med.) An agent exciting secretion of milk.
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Galactic
Ga*lac"tic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; milky, fr. &unr_;, &unr_;, milk. See Galaxy, and cf. Lactic.] 1. Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid.
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2. Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way.
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Galactic circle (Astron.), the great circle of the heavens, to which the course of the galaxy most nearly conforms. Herschel. -- Galactic poles, the poles of the galactic circle.
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Galactin
Ga*lac"tin (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, milk. Cf. Lactin.] (Chem.) (a) An amorphous, gelatinous substance containing nitrogen, found in milk and other animal fluids. It resembles peptone, and is variously regarded as a coagulating or emulsifying agent. (b) A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree (Galactodendron). (c) An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose.
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Galactodensimeter
Ga*lac`to*den*sim"e*ter (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_; + E. densimeter.] Same as Galactometer.
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Galactometer
Gal`ac*tom"e*ter (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, milk + -meter: cf. F. galactomètre. Cf. Lactometer.] An instrument for ascertaining the quality of milk (i.e., its richness in cream) by determining its specific gravity; a lactometer.
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Galactophagist
Gal`ac*toph"a*gist (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, milk + &unr_; to eat: cf. &unr_; to live on milk.] One who eats, or subsists on, milk.
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Galactophagous
Gal`ac*toph"a*gous (?), a. [Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. galactophade.] Feeding on milk.
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Galactophorous
Gal`ac*toph"o*rous (?), a. [Gr. &unr_;; &unr_;, &unr_;, milk + fe`rein to bear: cf. F. galactophore. Cf. Lactiferous.] (Anat.) Milk-carrying; lactiferous; -- applied to the ducts of mammary glands.
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Galactopoietic
Ga*lac`to*poi*et"ic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, milk + &unr_; capable of making; fr. &unr_; to make.] (Med.) Increasing the flow of milk; milk-producing. -- n. A galactopoietic substance.
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Galactose
Ga*lac"tose (?), n. (Chem.) A white, crystalline sugar, C6H12O6, isomeric with dextrose, obtained by the decomposition of milk sugar, and also from certain gums. When oxidized it forms mucic acid. Called also lactose (though it is not lactose proper).
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Galage
Ga*lage" (?), n. (Obs.) See Galoche. Spenser.
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Galago
Ga*la"go (?), n.; pl. Galagos (#). [Native name.] (Zool.) A genus of African lemurs, including numerous species.
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&hand_; The grand galago (Galago crassicaudata) is about the size of a cat; the mouse galago (G. murinus)is about the size of a mouse.

Galangal
Galanga
{ Ga*lan"ga (?), Ga*lan"gal (?) }, n.[OE. galingale, OF. galingal, garingal, F. galanga (cf. Sp. galanga), prob. fr. Ar. khalanjān. ] The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia (Alpinia Galanga and Alpinia officinarum) and of the Kæmpferia Galanga), -- all of the Ginger family.
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Galatea
Gal`a*te"a (?), n. [After Galatea, a British man-of-war, the material being used for children's sailor suits.] A kind of striped cotton fabric, usually of superior quality and striped with blue or red on white.
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Galantine
Gal"an*tine (? or ?), n. [F. galantine.] A dish of veal, chickens, or other white meat, freed from bones, tied up, boiled, and served cold. Smart.
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Galapee tree
Gal"a*pee` tree" (?), (Bot.) The West Indian Sciadophyllum Brownei, a tree with very large digitate leaves.
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Galatian
Ga*la"tian (?), prop. a. Of or pertaining to Galatia or its inhabitants. -- A native or inhabitant of Galatia, in Asia Minor; a descendant of the Gauls who settled in Asia Minor.
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Galaxy
Gal"ax*y (?), n.; pl. Galaxies (#). [F. galaxie, L. galaxias, fr. Gr. &unr_; (sc. &unr_; circle), fr. &unr_;, &unr_;, milk; akin to L. lac. Cf. Lacteal.]
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1. (Astron.) 1. The Milky Way, that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. Nichol.
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2. A very large collection of stars comparable in size to the Milky Way system, held together by gravitational force and separated from other such star systems by large distances of mostly empty space. Galaxies vary widely in shape and size, the most common nearby galaxies being over 70,000 light years in diameter and separated from each other by even larger distances. The number of stars in one galaxy varies, and may extend into the hundreds of billions.
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3. A splendid or impressive assemblage of persons or things; as, a galaxy of movie stars.
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Galbanum
Galban
{ Gal"ban, Gal"ba*num (?), } n. [L. galbanum, Gr. &unr_;, prob. from Heb. klekb'n&unr_;h: cf. F. galbanum.] A gum resin exuding from the stems of certain Asiatic umbelliferous plants, mostly species of Ferula. The Bubon Galbanum of South Africa furnishes an inferior kind of galbanum. It has an acrid, bitter taste, a strong, unpleasant smell, and is used for medical purposes, also in the arts, as in the manufacture of varnish.
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Galbe
Galbe (?), n. [F.; OF. garbe, fr. It. garbo grace, gracefulness. See Garb dress.] (Art) The general outward form of any solid object, as of a column or a vase.
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Galbulidae
Galbulidae n. A natural family of tropical American birds comprising the jacamars.
Syn. -- family Galbulidae.
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Gale
Gale (gāl), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. gal furious, Icel. galinn, cf. Icel. gala to sing, AS. galan to sing, Icel. galdr song, witchcraft, AS. galdor charm, sorcery, E. nightingale; also, Icel. gjōla gust of wind, gola breeze. Cf. Yell.] 1. A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests.
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&hand_; Gales have a velocity of from about eighteen (“moderate”) to about eighty (“very heavy”) miles an our. Sir. W. S. Harris.
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2. A moderate current of air; a breeze.
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A little gale will soon disperse that cloud. Shak.
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And winds of gentlest gale Arabian odors fanned
From their soft wings.
Milton.
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3. A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.
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The ladies, laughing heartily, were fast getting into what, in New England, is sometimes called a gale. Brooke (Eastford).
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Topgallant gale (Naut.), one in which a ship may carry her topgallant sails.
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Gale
Gale (?), v. i. (Naut.) To sale, or sail fast.
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Gale
Gale, n. [OE. gal. See Gale wind.] A song or story. [Obs.] Toone.
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Gale
Gale, v. i. [AS. galan. See 1st Gale.] To sing. [Obs.] “Can he cry and gale.” Court of Love.
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Gale
Gale, n. [AS. gagel, akin to D. gagel.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Myrica, growing in wet places, and strongly resembling the bayberry. The sweet gale (Myrica Gale) is found both in Europe and in America.
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Gale
Gale, n. [Cf. Gabel.] The payment of a rent or annuity. [Eng.] Mozley & W.
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Gale day, the day on which rent or interest is due.
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Galea
Ga"le*a (?), n. [L., a helmet.] 1. (Bot.) The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower.
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2. (Surg.) A kind of bandage for the head.
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3. (Pathol.) Headache extending all over the head.
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4. (Paleon.) A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell.
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5. (Zool.) The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.
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Galeas
Gal"e*as (?), n. See Galleass.

Galeated
Galeate
{ Ga"le*ate (?), Ga"le*a`ted (?), } a. [L. galeatus, p. p. of galeare helmet.] 1. Wearing a helmet; protected by a helmet; covered, as with a helmet.
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2. (Biol.) Helmeted; having a helmetlike part, as a crest, a flower, etc.; helmet-shaped.
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Galei
Ga"le*i (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Galeus, name of one genus, fr. Gr. &unr_; a kind of shark.] (Zool.) That division of elasmobranch fishes which includes the sharks.
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Galena
Ga*le"na (?), n.[L. galena lead ore, dross that remains after melting lead: cf. F. galène sulphide of lead ore, antidote to poison, stillness of the sea, calm, tranquility.]
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1. (Med.) A remedy or antidote for poison; theriaca. [Obs.] Parr.
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2. (Min.) Lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, and is cubic in crystallization and cleavage.
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False galena. See Blende.

Galenical
Galenic
Ga*len"ic (?), Ga*len"ic*al (&unr_;), a. Pertaining to, or containing, galena.

Galenical
Galenic
Ga*len"ic, Ga*len"ic*al, a. [From Galen, the physician.] Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating diseases. Dunglison.
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Galenic pharmacy, that branch of pharmacy which relates to the preparation of medicines by infusion, decoction, etc., as distinguished from those which are chemically prepared.
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Galenism
Ga"len*ism (?), n. The doctrines of Galen.
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Galenist
Ga*len*ist, n. A follower of Galen.
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Galenite
Ga*le"nite (?), n. (Min.) Galena; lead ore.
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Galeopithecus
Ga`le*o*pi*the"cus (gā`l&euptack_;*&ouptack_;*p&ibreve_;*thē"kŭs), n. [NL., fr. Gr. gale`h a weasel + pi`qhkos an ape.] (Zool.) A genus of flying Insectivora, formerly called flying lemurs. See Colugo.

galere
galere
galere, galère (g&adot_;*l&etilde_;r) n. [F. gallery.] A group of people with some common characteristic, especially a coterie of undesirable people.
Syn. -- rogue's gallery.
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Galericulate
Gal`er*ic"u*late (?), a. [L. galericulum, dim. of galerum a hat or cap, fr. galea helmet.] Covered as with a hat or cap. Smart.
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Galerite
Gal"er*ite (?), n. [L. galerum a hat, cap: cf. F. galérite.] (Paleon.) A cretaceous fossil sea urchin of the genus Galerites.
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Galician
Ga*li"cian (?), a. [Cf. Sp. Galiciano, Gallego, fr. L. Gallaecus, Gallaicus, fr. Gallaeci a people in Western Spain.] Of or pertaining to Galicia, in Spain, or to Galicia, the kingdom of Austrian Poland. -- n. A native of Galicia in Spain; -- called also Gallegan.
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Galilean
Gal`i*le"an (?), a. Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.
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Galilean
Gal`i*le"an (?), a. [L. Galilaeus, fr. Galilaea Galilee, Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. galiléen.] Of or relating to Galilee.
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Galilean
Gal`i*le"an, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.
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2. (Jewish Hist.) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.
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3. A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Muslims and Pagans. Byron.
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Galilee
Gal"i*lee (?), n. [Supposed to have been so termed in allusion to the scriptural “Galilee of the Gentiles.” cf. OF. galilée.] (Arch.) A porch or waiting room, usually at the west end of an abbey church, where the monks collected on returning from processions, where bodies were laid previous to interment, and where women were allowed to see the monks to whom they were related, or to hear divine service. Also, frequently applied to the porch of a church, as at Ely and Durham cathedrals. Gwilt.
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Galimatias
Gal`i*ma"tias (?), n. [F.] Nonsense; gibberish; confused and unmeaning talk; confused mixture.
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Her dress, like her talk, is a galimatias of several countries. Walpole.
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Galingale
Gal"in*gale (?), n. [See Galangal.] (Bot.) A plant of the Sedge family (Cyperus longus) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus. Chaucer.
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Meadow, set with slender galingale. Tennyson.
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Galiot
Gal"i*ot (?), n. [OE. galiote, F. galiote. See Galley.] (Naut.) (a) A small galley, formerly used in the Mediterranean, built mainly for speed. It was moved both by sails and oars, having one mast, and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers. (b) A strong, light-draft, Dutch merchant vessel, carrying a mainmast and a mizzenmast, and a large gaff mainsail.
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Galipot
Gal"i*pot (?), n. [F. galipot; cf. OF. garipot the wild pine or pitch tree.] An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.
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Gall
Gall (g&asuml_;l), n.[OE. galle, gal, AS. gealla; akin to D. gal, OS. & OHG. galla, Icel. gall, SW. galla, Dan. galde, L. fel, Gr. &unr_;, and prob. to E. yellow. √49. See Yellow, and cf. Choler] 1. (Physiol.) The bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the mucous membrane of the gall bladder.
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2. The gall bladder.
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3. Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.
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He hath . . . compassed me with gall and travail. Lam. iii. 5.
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Comedy diverted without gall. Dryden.
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4. Impudence; brazen assurance. [Slang]
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Gall bladder (Anat.), the membranous sac, in which the bile, or gall, is stored up, as secreted by the liver; the cholecystis. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus. -- Gall duct, a duct which conveys bile, as the cystic duct, or the hepatic duct. -- Gall sickness, a remitting bilious fever in the Netherlands. Dunglison. -- Gall of the earth (Bot.), an herbaceous composite plant with variously lobed and cleft leaves, usually the Prenanthes serpentaria.
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Gall
Gall (g&asuml_;l), n. [F. galle, noix de galle, fr. L. galla.] (Zool.) An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut.
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&hand_; The galls, or gallnuts, of commerce are produced by insects of the genus Cynips, chiefly on an oak (Quercus infectoria syn. Quercus Lusitanica) of Western Asia and Southern Europe. They contain much tannin, and are used in the manufacture of that article and for making ink and a black dye, as well as in medicine.
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Gall insect (Zool.), any insect that produces galls. -- Gall midge (Zool.), any small dipterous insect that produces galls. -- Gall oak, the oak (Quercus infectoria) which yields the galls of commerce. -- Gall of glass, the neutral salt skimmed off from the surface of melted crown glass;- called also glass gall and sandiver. Ure.-- Gall wasp. (Zool.) See Gallfly.
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Gall
Gall, v. t. (Dyeing) To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts. Ure.
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Gall
Gall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galled (g&asuml_;ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Galling.] [OE. gallen; cf. F. galer to scratch, rub, gale scurf, scab, G. galle a disease in horses' feet, an excrescence under the tongue of horses; of uncertain origin. Cf. Gall gallnut.] 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.
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I am loth to gall a new-healed wound. Shak.
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2. To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
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They that are most galled with my folly,
They most must laugh.
Shak.
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3. To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
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In our wars against the French of old, we used to gall them with our longbows, at a greater distance than they could shoot their arrows. Addison.
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Gall
Gall, v. i. To scoff; to jeer. [R.] Shak.
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Gall
Gall, n. A wound in the skin made by rubbing.
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Gallant
Gal"lant (găl"l&aitalic_;nt), a. [F. gallant, prop. p. pr. of OF. galer to rejoice, akin to OF. gale amusement, It. gala ornament; of German origin; cf. OHG. geil merry, luxuriant, wanton, G. geil lascivious, akin to AS. gāl wanton, wicked, OS. gēl merry, Goth. gailjan to make to rejoice, or perh. akin to E. weal. See Gala, Galloon.]
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1. Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
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The town is built in a very gallant place. Evelyn.
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Our royal, good and gallant ship. Shak.
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2. Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a gallant officer.
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That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds. Shak.
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The gay, the wise, the gallant, and the grave. Waller.

Syn. -- Gallant, Courageous, Brave. Courageous is generic, denoting an inward spirit which rises above fear; brave is more outward, marking a spirit which braves or defies danger; gallant rises still higher, denoting bravery on extraordinary occasions in a spirit of adventure. A courageous man is ready for battle; a brave man courts it; a gallant man dashes into the midst of the conflict.
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Gallant
Gal*lant" (?; 277), a. Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.
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Gallant
Gal*lant" (?; 277), n. 1. A man of mettle or spirit; a gay, fashionable man; a young blood. Shak.
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2. One fond of paying attention to ladies.
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3. One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer. Addison.
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Gallant
Gal*lant" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gallanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gallanting.] 1. To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.
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2. To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan. [Obs.] Addison.
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Gallantly
Gal*lant"ly (?), adv. In a polite or courtly manner; like a gallant or wooer.
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Gallantly
Gal"lant*ly (?), adv. In a gallant manner.
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Gallantness
Gal"lant*ness (?), n. The quality of being gallant.
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Gallantry
Gal"lant*ry (?), n.; pl. Gallantries (#). [F. galanterie.] 1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery. [Archaic]
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Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with plates of silver. Fuller.
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2. Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.
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3. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.
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4. Gallant persons, collectively. [R.]
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Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy. Shak.

Syn. -- See Courage, and Heroism.
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Gallate
Gal"late (?; 277), n. [Cf. F. gallate. See Gall gallnut.] (Chem.) A salt of gallic acid.
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Gallature
Gal"la*ture (?; 135), n. [From L. gallus a cock.] (Zool.) The tread, treadle, or chalasa of an egg.
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Galleass
Gal"le*ass (?; 135), n. [F. galéasse, galéace; cf. It. galeazza, Sp. galeaza; LL. galea a galley. See Galley.] (Naut.) A large galley, having some features of the galleon, as broadside guns; esp., such a vessel used by the southern nations of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. See Galleon, and Galley. [Written variously galeas, gallias, etc.]
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&hand_; “The galleasses . . . were a third larger than the ordinary galley, and rowed each by three hundred galley slaves. They consisted of an enormous towering structure at the stern, a castellated structure almost equally massive in front, with seats for the rowers amidships.” Motley.

Gallego
Gallegan
{ Gal*le"gan (găl*lē"g&aitalic_;n), Gal*le"go (găl*lē"g&ouptack_; or g&adot_;*lyā"g&ouptack_;), } n. [Sp. Gallego.] A native or inhabitant of Galicia, in Spain; a Galician.
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Gallein
Gal"le*ïn (?), n. [Pyrogallol + phthaleïn.] (Chem.) A red crystalline dyestuff, obtained by heating together pyrogallic and phthalic acids.
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Galleon
Gal"le*on (?), n. [Sp. galeon, cf. F. galion; fr. LL. galeo, galio. See Galley.] (Naut.) A sailing vessel of the 15th and following centuries, often having three or four decks, and used for war or commerce. The term is often rather indiscriminately applied to any large sailing vessel.
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The galleons . . . were huge, round-stemmed, clumsy vessels, with bulwarks three or four feet thick, and built up at stem and stern, like castles. Motley.
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Galleot
Gal"le*ot (?), n. (Naut.) See Galiot.
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Gallery
Gal"ler*y (?), n.; pl. Galleries (#). [F. galerie, It. galleria, fr. LL. galeria gallery, perh. orig., a festal hall, banquetting hall; cf. OF. galerie a rejoicing, fr. galer to rejoice. Cf. Gallant, a.] 1. A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.
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2. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.
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3. A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.
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4. (Naut.) A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.
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5. (Fort.) Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.
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6. (Mining) A working drift or level.
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Whispering gallery. See under Whispering.
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Galletyle
Gal"le*tyle (?), n. [OE. gallytile. Cf. Gallipot.] A little tile of glazed earthenware. [Obs.] “The substance of galletyle.” Bacon.
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Galley
Gal"ley (?), n.; pl. Galleys (#). [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF. galie, galée, LL. galea, LGr. &unr_;; of unknown origin.] 1. (Naut.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not; as: (a) A large vessel for war and national purposes; -- common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th century. (b) A name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other ancient vessels propelled by oars. (c) A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure. (d) One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.
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&hand_; The typical galley of the Mediterranean was from one hundred to two hundred feet long, often having twenty oars on each side. It had two or three masts rigged with lateen sails, carried guns at prow and stern, and a complement of one thousand to twelve hundred men, and was very efficient in mediaeval warfare. Galleons, galliots, galleasses, half galleys, and quarter galleys were all modifications of this type.
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2. The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel; -- sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.
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3. (Chem.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.
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4. [F. galée; the same word as E. galley a vessel.] (Print.) (a) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc. (b) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.
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Galley slave, a person condemned, often as a punishment for crime, to work at the oar on board a galley. “To toil like a galley slave.” Macaulay.-- Galley slice (Print.), a sliding false bottom to a large galley. Knight.
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Galley-bird
Gal"ley-bird` (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.) The European green woodpecker, called also the yaffle; also, the spotted woodpecker. [Prov. Eng.]
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Galley-worm
Gal"ley-worm` (?), n. [Prob. so called because the numerous legs along the sides move rhythmically like the oars of a galley.] (Zool.) A chilognath myriapod of the genus Iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or “thousand legs.” See Chilognatha.
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Gallfly
Gall"fly` (?), n.; pl. Gallflies (&unr_;). (Zool.) An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus Cynips and allied genera. See Illust. of Gall.
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Galliambic
Gal`li*am"bic (?), a. [L. galliambus a song used by the priests of Cybele; Gallus (a name applied to these priests) + iambus] (Pros.) Consisting of two iambic dimeters catalectic, the last of which lacks the final syllable; -- said of a kind of verse.
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Gallian
Gal"li*an (?), a. [See Gallic.] Gallic; French. [Obs.] Shak.
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Galliard
Gal"liard (?), a. [OE., fr. F. gaillard, perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. galach valiant, or AS. gagol, geagl, wanton, lascivious.] Gay; brisk; active. [Obs.]
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Galliard
Gal"liard, n. A brisk, gay man. [Obs.]
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Selden is a galliard by himself. Cleveland.
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Galliard
Gal"liard, n. [F. gaillarde, cf. Sp. gallarda. See Galliard, a.] A gay, lively dance. Cf. Gailliarde.
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Never a hall such a galliard did grace. Sir. W. Scott.
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Galliardise
Gal`liard*ise (?), n. [F. gaillardise. See Galliard, a.] Excessive gayety; merriment. [Obs.]
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The mirth and galliardise of company. Sir. T. Browne.
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Galliardness
Gal"liard*ness, n. Gayety. [Obs.] Gayton.
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Galliass
Gal"li*ass (?), n. Same as Galleass.
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Gallic
Gal"lic (?), a. [From Gallium.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, gallium.
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Gallic
Gal"lic (277), a. [From Gall the excrescence.] Pertaining to, or derived from, galls, nutgalls, and the like.
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Gallic acid (Chem.), an organic acid, very widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom, being found in the free state in galls, tea, etc., and produced artificially. It is a white, crystalline substance, C6H2(HO)3.CO2H, with an astringent taste, and is a strong reducing agent, as employed in photography. It is usually prepared from tannin, and both give a dark color with iron salts, forming tannate and gallate of iron, which are the essential ingredients of common black ink.
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Gallic
Gal"lic (?), a. [L. Gallicus belonging to the Gauls, fr. Galli the Gauls, Gallia Gaul, now France: cf. F. gallique.] Pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallican.
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Gallican
Gal"li*can (?), a. [L. Gallicanus: cf. F. gallican.] Of or pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallic; French; as, the Gallican church or clergy.
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Gallican
Gal"li*can, n. An adherent to, and supporter of, Gallicanism. Shipley.
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Gallicanism
Gal"li*can*ism (?), n. The principles, tendencies, or action of those, within the Roman Catholic Church in France, who (esp. in 1682) sought to restrict the papal authority in that country and increase the power of the national church. Schaff-Herzog Encyc.
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Gallicism
Gal"li*cism (?), n. [F. gallicisme.] A mode of speech peculiar to the French; a French idiom; also, in general, a French mode or custom.
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Gallicize
Gal"li*cize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gallicized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gallicizing (?).] To conform to the French mode or idiom.
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Gallied
Gal"lied (?), p. p. & a. (Naut.) Worried; flurried; frightened. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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Galliform
Gal"li*form (?), a. (Zool.) Like the Gallinae (or Galliformes) in structure.
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Galligaskins
Gal`li*gas"kins (?), n. pl. [Prob. corrupted fr. It. Grechesco Grecian, a name which seems to have been given in Venice, and to have been afterwards confused with Gascony, as if they came from Gascony.] Loose hose or breeches; leather leg quards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.
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Gallimatia
Gal`li*ma"ti*a (? or ?), n. Senseless talk. [Obs. or R.] See Galimatias.
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Gallimaufry
Gal`li*mau"fry (?), n.; pl. Gallimaufries (#). [F. galimafrée a sort of ragout or mixed hash of different meats.] 1. A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.
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Delighting in hodge-podge, gallimaufries, forced meat. King.
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2. Any absurd medley; a hotchpotch.
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So in this installment I'd like to serve up a gallimaufry of tasty URLs that didn't quite fit anywhere else. James Patrick Kelly, (2003) in 'On the Net Gallimaufry' (http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0403/onthenet.shtml)
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Gallin
Gal"lin (?), n. (Chem.) A substance obtained by the reduction of gallein.
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Gallinaceae
Gal"li*nace*ae (?), n. pl. [NL. See Gallinaceous.] (Zool.) Same as Gallinae.
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Gallinacean
Gal`li*na"cean (?), n. (Zool.) One of the Gallinae or gallinaceous birds.
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Gallinaceous
Gal`li*na"ceous (?), a.[L. gallinaceus, fr. gallina hen, fr. gallus cock.] (Zool.) Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae.
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Gallinae
Gal*li"nae (?), n.; pl. [NL., fr. L. gallina a hen, gallus a cock.] (Zool.) An order of birds, including the common domestic fowls, pheasants, grouse, quails, and allied forms; -- sometimes called Rasores.
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Gallinago
Gallinago n. A genus of birds consisting of certain of the snipes.
Syn. -- genus Gallinago, Capella, genus Capella.
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Galling
Gall"ing (?), a. Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating. -- Gall"ing*ly, adv.
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Gallinipper
Gal"li*nip`per (?), n. A large mosquito.
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Gallinule
Gal"li*nule (?), n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zool.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata).
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&hand_; The purple gallinule of Southern Europe and Asia was formerly believed to be able to detect and report adultery, and for that reason, chiefly, it was commonly domesticated by the ancients.
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Galliot
Gal"li*ot (?), n. See Galiot.
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Gallipoli oil
Gal*lip"o*li oil` (?). An inferior kind of olive oil, brought from Gallipoli, in Italy.
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Gallipot
Gal"li*pot (?), n. [Prob. fr. OD. gleypot, the first part of which is possibly akin to E. glad. See Glad, and Pot.] A glazed earthen pot or vessel, used by druggists and apothecaries for containing medicines, etc.
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Gallium
Gal"li*um (?), n. [NL.; perh. fr. L. Gallia France.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element, found combined in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarkable for its low melting point (86° F., 30° C.). Symbol, Ga; at. wt., 69.9. Gallium is chiefly trivalent, resembling aluminium and indium. It was predicted with most of its properties, under the name eka-aluminium, by the Russian chemist Mendelyeev on the basis of the periodic law. This prediction was verified in its discovery (in 1875) by the French chemist Lecoq de Boisbaudran by its characteristic spectrum (two violet lines), in an examination of a zinc blende from the Pyrenees.
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Gallivant
Gal"li*vant (?), v. i. [From Gallant.] To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan. [Slang] Dickens.
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Gallivat
Gal"li*vat (?), n.[Prob. fr. Pg. galeota; cf. E. galiot, galley.] (Naut.) A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, -- used on the Malabar coast. A. Chalmers.
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Galliwasp
Gal"li*wasp` (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.) A West Indian lizard (Celestus occiduus), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous.
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Gallize
Gal"lize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gallized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gallizing (?).] [After Dr. L. Gall, a French chemist, who invented the process.] In wine making, to add water and sugar to (unfermented grape juice) so as to increase the quantity of wine produced. -- Gal`li*za"tion (#), n.
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Gallnut
Gall"nut` (?), n. (Zool.) A round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree. See Gall, and Nutgall.
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gall-of-the-earth
gall-of-the-earth n. A common perennial herb (Nabalus serpentarius) widely distributed in southern and eastern U. S., having drooping clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves suggesting a lion's foot in shape; sometimes placed in the genus Prenanthes.
Syn. -- lion's foot, gall of the earth, Nabalus serpentarius, Prenanthes serpentaria.
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Gallomania
Gal`lo*ma"ni*a (?), n. [L. Galli Gauls + mania madness.] An excessive admiration of what is French. -- Gal`lo*ma"ni*ac (#), n.
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Gallon
Gal"lon (?), n. [OF galon, jalon, LL. galo, galona, fr. galum a liquid measure; cf. F. jale large bowl. Cf. Gill a measure.] A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure.
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&hand_; The standart gallon of the Unites States contains 231 cubic inches, or 8.3389 pounds avoirdupois of distilled water at its maximum density, and with the barometer at 30 inches. This is almost exactly equivalent to a cylinder of seven inches in diameter and six inches in height, and is the same as the old English wine gallon. The beer gallon, now little used in the United States, contains 282 cubic inches. The English imperial gallon contains 10 pounds avoirdupois of distilled water at 62&unr_; of Fahrenheit, and barometer at 30 inches, equal to 277.274 cubic inches.
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Galloon
Gal*loon" (?), n. [From F. or Sp. galon. See Gala. ] 1. A narrow tapelike fabric used for binding hats, shoes, etc., -- sometimes made ornamental.
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2. A similar bordering or binding of rich material, such as gold lace.
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Silver and gold galloons, with the like glittering gewgaws. Addison.
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Gallooned
Gal*looned` (?), a. Furnished or adorned with galloon.
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Gallop
Gal"lop (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Galloped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Galloping.] [OE. galopen, F. galoper, of German origin; cf. assumed Goth. ga-hlaupan to run, OHG. giloufen, AS. gehleápan to leap, dance, fr. root of E. leap, and a prefix; or cf. OFlem. walop a gallop. See Leap, and cf. 1st Wallop.] 1. To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.
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But gallop lively down the western hill. Donne.
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2. To ride a horse at a gallop.
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3. Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.
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Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping over it. Locke.
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Gallop
Gal"lop (?), v. t. To cause to gallop.
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Gallop
Gal"lop, n. [Cf. F. galop. See Gallop, v. i., and cf. Galop.] A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.
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Hand gallop, a slow or gentle gallop.
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Gallopade
Gal"lo*pade` (?), n. [F. galopade. See Gallop, n.] 1. I horsemanship, a sidelong or curveting kind of gallop.
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2. A kind of dance; also, music to the dance; a galop.
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Gallopade
Gal`lo*pade" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gallopaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gallopading.] 1. To gallop, as on horseback.
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2. To perform the dance called gallopade.
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Galloper
Gal"lop*er (?), n. 1. One who, or that which, gallops.
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2. (Mil.) A carriage on which very small guns were formerly mounted, the gun resting on the shafts, without a limber. Farrow.
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Galloper gun, a light gun, supported on a galloper, -- formerly attached to British infantry regiments.
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Gallopin
Gal"lo*pin (?), n.[F. galopin. See Gallop, v. i.] An under servant for the kitchen; a scullion; a cook's errand boy. [Obs.] Halliwell.
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Galloping
Gal"lop*ing (?), a. Going at a gallop; progressing rapidly; as, a galloping horse.
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Gallotannic
Gal`lo*tan"nic (?), a. [Gall nutgall + tannic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to the tannin or nutgalls.
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Gallotannic acid. See Tannic acid, under Tannic.
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Gallow
Gal"low (?), v. t. [Cf. AS. āgelwan to stupefy.] To fright or terrify. See Gally, v. t. [Obs.] Shak.
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Galloway
Gal"lo*way (?), n. (Zool.) A small horse of a breed raised at Galloway, Scotland; -- called also garran, and garron.
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Gallowglass
Gal"low*glass` (?), n. [Ir. galloglach. Cf. Gillie.] A heavy-armed foot soldier from Ireland and the Western Isles in the time of Edward &unr_; Shak.
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Gallows
Gal"lows (?), n. sing.; pl. Gallowses (#) or Gallows. [OE. galwes, pl., AS. galga, gealga, gallows, cross; akin to D. galg gallows, OS. & OHG. galgo, G. galgen, Icel. gālgi, Sw. & Dan. galge, Goth. galga a cross. Etymologically and historically considered, gallows is a noun in the plural number, but it is used as a singular, and hence is preceded by a; as, a gallows.] 1. A frame from which is suspended the rope with which criminals are executed by hanging, usually consisting of two upright posts and a crossbeam on the top; also, a like frame for suspending anything.
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So they hanged Haman on the gallows. Esther vii. 10.
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If I hang, I'll make a fat pair of gallows. Shak.
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O, there were desolation of gaolers and gallowses! Shak.
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2. A wretch who deserves the gallows. [R.] Shak.
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3. (Print.) The rest for the tympan when raised.
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4. pl. A pair of suspenders or braces. [Colloq.]
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Gallows bird, a person who deserves the gallows. [Colloq.] -- Gallows bitts (Naut.), one of two or more frames amidships on deck for supporting spare spars; -- called also gallows, gallows top, gallows frame, etc. -- Gallows frame. (a) The frame supporting the beam of an engine. (b) (Naut.) Gallows bitts. -- Gallows tree, or Gallow tree, the gallows.
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At length him nailéd on a gallow tree. Spenser.
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gallowstree
gallowstree n. same as gallows.
Syn. -- gallows, gibbet, gallows tree, gallow tree.
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Gallstone
Gall"stone` (?), n. A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See Calculus, n., 1.
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Gally
Gal"ly (?), v. t. [See Gallow, v. t.] To frighten; to worry. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] T. Brown.
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Gally
Gall"y (?), a. Like gall; bitter as gall. Cranmer.
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Gally
Gal"ly (?), n. See Galley, n., 4.
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Gallygaskins
Gal`ly*gas"kins, n. pl. See Galligaskins.

Galoshe
Galoche
Ga*loche", Ga*loshe" (&unr_;), [OE. galoche, galache, galage, shoe, F. galoche galoche, perh. altered fr. L. gallica a Gallic shoe, or fr. LL. calopedia wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole, Gr. &unr_;, dim. of &unr_;, &unr_;, a shoemaker's last; &unr_; wood + &unr_; foot.] 1. A clog or patten. [Obs.]
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Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche. Chaucer.
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2. Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather, especially a waterproof rubber overshoe extending over the ankle, worn over one's regular shoes; now usually written galosh. It is used mostly in the plural; as, it's raining, so put your galoshes on.
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3. A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.
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Galoot
Ga*loot" (?), n. A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy. [Slang, U. S.]
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Galop
Gal"op (?), n. [F.] (Mus.) A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.
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Galore
Ga*lore" (?), n. & a. [Scot. gelore, gilore, galore, fr. Gael. gu leòr, enough; gu- to, also an adverbial prefix + leòr, leòir, enough; or fr. Ir. goleor, the same word.] Plenty; abundance; in abundance.
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Galosh
Ga*losh" (?), n. 1. Same as Galoche, Galoshe.
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2. A strip of material, as leather, running around a shoe at and above the sole, as for protection or ornament.
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Galoshe
Ga*loshe" (?), n. Same as Galoche.
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Galpe
Galpe (?), v. i. To gape,; to yawn. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Galsome
Gal"some (?), a. [Gall bitterness + some.] Angry; malignant. [Obs.] Bp. Morton.
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Galt
Galt (?), n. [See Gault.] Same as Gault.
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Galvanic
Gal*van"ic (?), a. [From Galvani, a professor of physiology at Bologna, on account of his connection (about 1780) with the discovery of dynamical or current electricity: cf. F. galvanique.] Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents.
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Galvanic battery (Elec.), an apparatus for generating electrical currents by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; -- now usually called voltaic battery. See Battery. -- Galvanic circuit or Galvanic circle. (Elec.) See under Circuit. -- Galvanic pile (Elec.), the voltaic pile. See under Voltaic.
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Galvanism
Gal"va*nism (?), n. [From Galvani: cf. F. galvanisme. See Galvanic.] (Physics) (a) Electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity. (b) The branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents.
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&hand_; The words galvanism and galvanic, formerly in very general use, are now rarely employed. For the latter, voltaic, from the name of Volta, is commonly used.
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Galvanist
Gal"va*nist (?), n. One versed in galvanism.
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Galvanization
Gal"va*niza`tion (?), n. The act of process of galvanizing.
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Galvanize
Gal"va*nize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Galvanized (?); p pr. & vb. n. Galvanizing (?).] [Cf. F. galvaniser.] 1. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.
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2. To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity.
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3. To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity.
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4. To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron.
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Galvanized iron, formerly, iron coated with zink by electrical deposition; now more commonly, iron coated with zink by plunging into a bath of melted zink, after its surface has been cleaned by friction with the aid of dilute acid.
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Galvanizer
Gal"va*ni`zer (?), n. One who, or that which, galvanize.
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Galvanocaustic
Gal*van`o*caus"tic (?), a. [Galvanic + caustic.] Relating to the use of galvanic heat as a caustic, especially in medicine.
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Galvanocautery
Gal*van`o*cau"ter*y (?), n. (Med.) Cautery effected by a knife or needle heated by the passage of a galvanic current.
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Galvanoglyphy
Gal`va*nog"ly*phy (?), n. [Galvanic + Gr. &unr_; to engrave.] Same as Glyphography.
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Galvanograph
Gal*van"o*graph (?), n. [Galvanic + -graph.] (Engraving) A copperplate produced by the method of galvanography; also, a picture printed from such a plate.
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Galvanographic
Gal*van`o*graph"ic (?), a. Of or pertaining to galvanography.
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Galvanography
Gal`va*nog"ra*phy (?), n. [Galvanic + -graphy.] 1. The art or process of depositing metals by electricity; electrotypy.
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2. A method of producing by means of electrotyping process (without etching) copperplates which can be printed from in the same manner as engraved plates.
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Galvanologist
Gal`va*nol"o*gist (?), n. One who describes the phenomena of galvanism; a writer on galvanism.
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Galvanology
Gal`va*nol"o*gy (?) n. [Galvanic + -logy.] A treatise on galvanism, or a description of its phenomena.
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Galvanometer
Gal`va*nom"e*ter (?), n. [Galvanic + -meter: cf. F. galvanomètre.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle.
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Differential galvanometer. See under Differental, a. -- Sine galvanometer, Cosine galvanometer, Tangent galvanometer (Elec.), a galvanometer in which the sine, cosine, or tangent respectively, of the angle through which the needle is deflected, is proportional to the strength of the current passed through the instrument.
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Galvanometric
Gal*van`o*met"ric (?), a. Of, pertaining to, or measured by, a galvanometer.
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Galvanometry
Gal`va*nom"e*try (?), n. The art or process of measuring the force of electric currents.
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Galvanoplastic
Gal*van`o*plas"tic (?), a. [Galvanic + -plastic.] Of or pertaining to the art or process of electrotyping; employing, or produced by, the process of electolytic deposition; as, a galvano-plastic copy of a medal or the like.
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Galvanoplasty
Gal*van"o*plas`ty (?), n. [Cf. F. galanoplastie.] The art or process of electrotypy.
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Galvanopuncture
Gal*van`o*punc"ture (?), n. (Med.) Same as Electro-puncture.
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Galvanoscope
Gal*van`o*scope (?), n. [Galvanic + -scope: cf. F. galvanoscope.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for detecting the presence of electrical currents, especially such as are of feeble intensity.
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Galvanoscopic
Gal*van`o*scop"ic (?), a. Of or pertaining to a galvanoscope.
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Galvanoscopy
Gal`va*nos"co*py (?), n. (Physiol.) The use of galvanism in physiological experiments.
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Galvanotonus
Gal`va*not"o*nus (?), n. [NL., fr. E. galvanic + Gr. &unr_; to tone.] (Physiol.) Same as Electrotonus.
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Galvanotropism
Gal`va*not"ro*pism (?), n. [Galvanic + Gr. &unr_; to turn.] (Bot.) The tendency of a root to place its axis in the line of a galvanic current.
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Galwes
Gal"wes (?), n. Gallows. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gam
Gam (găm), n. [Orig. uncert., perh. from gammon, talk.] 1. (Naut.) A herd, or school, of whales.
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2. A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore.
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3. A visit between whalers at sea; a holding of social intercourse between those on different vessels at sea, or (Local U. S.) between persons ashore.
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Gam
Gam (găm), n. [fr. gamba leg.] a leg. [slang]
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Gam
Gam (găm), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gammed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gam"ming.] (Naut.) (a) To gather in a gam; -- said of whales. (b) To engage in a gam, or (Local, U. S.) in social intercourse anywhere.
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Gam
Gam (găm), v. t. (Naut.) To have a gam with; to pay a visit to, esp. among whalers at sea.
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Gama grass
Ga"ma grass` (?). [From Gama, a cluster of the Maldive Islands.] (Bot.) A species of grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) tall, stout, and exceedingly productive; cultivated in the West Indies, Mexico, and the Southern States of North America as a forage grass; -- called also sesame grass.
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Gamashes
Ga*mash"es (?), n. pl. [F. gamaches.] High boots or buskins; in Scotland, short spatterdashes or riding trousers, worn over the other clothing.
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Gamba
Gam"ba (?), n. A viola da gamba.
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Gambadoes
Gam*ba"does (?), n. pl. [I. or Sp. gamba leg. See Gambol, n.] Same as Gamashes.
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His thin legs tenanted a pair of gambadoes fastened at the side with rusty clasps. Sir W. Scott.
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Gambeer
Gam*beer" (?), v. t. [Cf. F. gambier a kind of hook.] (Fishing) To gaff, as mackerel.
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Gambeson
Gam"be*son (?), n. Same as Gambison.
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Gambet
Gam"bet (?), n. [Fr. gambette, or It. gambetta.] (Zool.) Any bird of the genuis Totanus. See Tattler.
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Gambier
Gam"bier (?), n. [Malayan.] (a) The inspissated juice of a plant (Uncaria Gambir) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing. (b) Catechu. [Written also gambeer and gambir.]
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Gambison
Gam"bi*son (?), n. [OF. gambeson, gambaison, fr. gambais, wambais, of German origin: cf. MHG. wambeis, G. wams doublet, fr. OHG. wamba, stomach. See Womb.] A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted.
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Gambist
Gam"bist (?), n. [It. gamba leg.] (Mus.) A performer upon the viola di gamba. See under Viola.
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Gambit
Gam"bit (?), n. [F. gambit, cf. It. gambitto gambit, a tripping up. See Gambol, n.] (Chess Playing) A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to gain an attacking position.
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Gamble
Gam"ble (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gambled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gambling (?).] [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.] To play or game for money or other stake.
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Gamble
Gamble, v. t. To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away. “Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates.” Ames.
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Gamble
Gam"ble (?), n. An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or uncertainty. [Colloq.]
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Gambler
Gam"bler (?), n. One who gambles.
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gambling
gambling n. [p. pr. of gamble.] the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); as, his gambling cost him a fortune.
Syn. -- gaming, play.
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Gamboge
Gam*boge" (?), n. A concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taken internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic. [Written also camboge.]
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&hand_; There are several kinds of gamboge, but all are derived from species of Garcinia, a genus of trees of the order Guttiferæ. The best Siam gamboge is thought to come from Garcinia Hanburii. Ceylon gamboge is from G. Morella. G. pictoria, of Western India, yields gamboge, and also a kind of oil called gamboge butter.

Gambogic
Gambogian
{ Gam*bo"gi*an (?), Gambogic (?), } a. Pertaining to, resembling, or containing, gamboge.
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Gambol
Gam"bol (?), n. [OE. gambolde, gambaulde, F. gambade, gambol, fr. It. gambata kick, fr. L. gamba leg, akin to F. jambe, OF. also, gambe, fr. L. gamba, hoof or perh. joint: cf. Gr. &unr_; a binding, winding, W., Ir. & Gael. cam crooked; perhaps akin to E. chamber: cf.F. gambiller to kick about. Cf. Jamb, n., Gammon ham, Gambadoes.] A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank. Dryden.
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Gambol
Gam"bol v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gamboled (?), or Gambolled; p. pr. & vb. n. Gamboling or Gambolling.] To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs.
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Gambrel
Gam"brel (?), n. [OF. gambe, jambe leg, F. jambe. Cf. Cambrel, Chambrel, and see Gambol. n.] 1. The hind leg of a horse.
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2. A stick crooked like a horse's hind leg; -- used by butchers in suspending slaughtered animals.
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Gambrel roof (Arch.), a curb roof having the same section in all parts, with a lower steeper slope and an upper and flatter one, so that each gable is pentagonal in form.
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Gambrel
Gam"brel v. t. To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel. Beau. & Fl.
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Gambroon
Gam*broon" (?), n. A kind of twilled linen cloth for lining. Simmonds.
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Gambusia
Gambusia n. A genus of fish including some of the mosquitofish.
Syn. -- genus Gambusia.
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Game
Game (?), a. [Cf. W. cam crooked, and E. gambol, n.] Crooked; lame; as, a game leg. [Colloq.]
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Game
Game, n. [OE. game, gamen, AS. gamen, gomen, play, sport; akin to OS., OHG., & Icel. gaman, Dan. gammen mirth, merriment, OSw. gamman joy. Cf. Gammon a game, Backgammon, Gamble v. i.] 1. Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
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We have had pastimes here, and pleasant game. Shak.
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2. A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.
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But war's a game, which, were their subject wise,
Kings would not play at.
Cowper.
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3. The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
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Talk the game o'er between the deal. Lloyd.
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4. That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game.
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5. (Card Playing) In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
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6. A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected line of operations; plan; project.
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Your murderous game is nearly up. Blackw. Mag.
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It was obviously Lord Macaulay's game to blacken the greatest literary champion of the cause he had set himself to attack. Saintsbury.
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7. Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.
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Those species of animals . . . distinguished from the rest by the well-known appellation of game. Blackstone.
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Confidence game. See under Confidence. -- To make game of, to make sport of; to mock. Milton.
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Game
Game, a. 1. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.
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I was game . . . .I felt that I could have fought even to the death. W. Irving.
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2. Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting.
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Game bag, a sportsman's bag for carrying small game captured; also, the whole quantity of game taken. -- Game bird, any bird commonly shot for food, esp. grouse, partridges, quails, pheasants, wild turkeys, and the shore or wading birds, such as plovers, snipe, woodcock, curlew, and sandpipers. The term is sometimes arbitrarily restricted to birds hunted by sportsmen, with dogs and guns. -- Game egg, an egg producing a gamecock. -- Game laws, laws regulating the seasons and manner of taking game for food or for sport. -- Game preserver, a land owner who regulates the killing of game on his estate with a view to its increase. [Eng.] -- To be game. (a) To show a brave, unyielding spirit. (b) To be victor in a game. [Colloq.] -- To die game, to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the last; to die fighting.
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Game
Game (gām), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gamed (gāmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaming.] [OE. gamen, game&unr_;en, to rejoice, AS. gamenian to play. See Game, n.] 1. To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative. [Obs.]
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God loved he best with all his whole hearte
At alle times, though him gamed or smarte.
Chaucer.
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2. To play at any sport or diversion.
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3. To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or some other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.
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game bag
gamebag
gamebag, game bag n. a canvas or leather bag for carrying game (especially birds) killed by a hunter.
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Gamecock
Game"cock` (gām"k&obreve_;k`), n. (Zool.) The male game fowl.
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Game fowl
Game" fowl` (gām"foul`). (Zool.) A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males.
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Gameful
Game"ful (gām"f&usdot_;l), a. Full of game or games.
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Gamekeeper
Game"keep`er (gām"kēp`&etilde_;r), n. One who has the care of game, especially in a park or preserve. Blackstone.
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Gameless
Game"less, a. Destitute of game.
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game license
game license n. a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time. Syn. -- hunting license, game license.
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Gamely
Game"ly, adv. In a plucky manner; spiritedly.
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Gameness
Game"ness (gām"n&ebreve_;s), n. Endurance; pluck.
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game of chance
game of chance n. a game that involves gambling.
Syn. -- game of chance, gambling game.
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game plan
game" plan` (gām"plăn`), n. A plan for achieving an objective (especially in some sport). [WordNet 1.5]

game room
game" room` (gām"r&oomacr_;m`), n. a recreation room for noisy activities (parties or children's play etc) or for table games.
Syn. -- rumpus room, playroom, game room. [WordNet 1.5]

game show
game" show` (gām"shō`), n. a television program in which contestants compete for awards. The contestants are members of the public selected to participate on the show, and not employed by the producer of the show.
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Gamesome
Game"some (gām"sŭm), a. Gay; sportive; playful; frolicsome; merry. Shak.
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Gladness of the gamesome crowd. Byron.

-- Game"some*ly, adv. -- Game"some*ness, n.
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Gamester
Game"ster (gām"st&etilde_;r), n. [Game + -ster.] 1. A merry, frolicsome person. [Obs.] Shak.
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2. A person who plays at games; esp., one accustomed to play for a stake; a gambler; one skilled in games.
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When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentlest gamester is the soonest winner. Shak.
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3. A prostitute; a strumpet. [Obs.] Shak.
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gametangium
gametangium n. (Biol.) A cell or organ in which gametes develop.
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Gamete
Gam"ete (găm"ēt; g&adot_;*mēt"; the latter usually in compounds), n. [Gr. gameth` wife, or game`ths husband, fr. gamei^n to marry.] (Biol.) A sexual cell or germ cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes; a conjugating cell which unites with another of like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot., gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore. The gametes of higher plants are of two sorts, sperm (male) and egg (female); their union is called fertilization, and the resulting zygote an oospore. In Zool., gamete is most commonly used of the sexual cells of certain Protozoa, though also extended to the germ cells of higher forms.
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game theory
game theory n. A branch of mathematics that deals with strategies for maximizing gains or minimizing losses in competitive situations having defined constraints and involving random factors. Game theory is used for modelling and analysis of various decision-making situations such as military strategy or business policy. The theoretical models study the interactions among opposing entities called "players," where different kinds of situation can arise, for which the probabilities of occurence are known. Also known is the set of decisions each player can take. When a player takes a decision he makes a gain or incurs a loss. Based on the available knowledge each player tries to adopt a "strategy" so as to maximize his gains. The entire procedure constitutes a game.
Syn. -- theory of games.
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gametocyte
gametocyte n. (Biol.) An immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis.
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gametophore
gametophore n. (Biol.) A modified branch bearing gametangia as in the thalloid liverworts.
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Gametophyte
Ga*me"to*phyte (?), n. [Gamete + Gr. fyto`n plant.] (Bot.) In the alternation of generations in plants, that generation or phase which bears sex organs and produces gametes. In the lower plants, as the algæ, the gametophyte is the conspicuous part of the plant body; in mosses it is the so-called moss plant; in ferns it is reduced to a small, early perishing body; and in seed plants it is usually microscopic or rudimentary.
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game warden
game warden n. a public official who is responsible for the enforcement of laws regarding the hunting of animals. Syn. -- gamekeeper, game warden. [WordNet 1.5]

gamey
gamey adj. 1. suggestive of sexual impropriety; as, he skips asterisks and gives you the gamey details.
Syn. -- blue, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy, sexy.
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2. foul-smelling; -- used of the smell of game beginning to taint.
Syn. -- gamy, high.
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3. spirited and resolute.
Syn. -- game, gamy, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky.
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4. willing to proceed or act.
Syn. -- game.
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Gamic
Gam"ic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; marriage.] (Biol.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, sexual connection; formed by the union of the male and female elements.
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Gamin
Gam"in (?), n. [F.] A neglected and untrained city boy; a young street Arab.
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In Japan, the gamins run after you, and say, 'Look at the Chinaman.' L. Oliphant.
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gaminess
gaminess n. behavior or language bordering on indelicacy.
Syn. -- raciness, ribaldry, spiciness.
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gaming
gam"ing (gām"&ibreve_;ng), n. The act or practice of playing games for stakes or wagers; gambling.
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gamma
gam"ma (găm"m&adot_;), n. The third letter (Γ, γ = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet.
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Gammadion
Gam*ma"di*on (?), n. A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.
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Gamma ray
Gam"ma ray. n. (Physics) A very penetrating electromagnetic ray not appreciably deflected by a magnetic or electric field, emitted by radioactive substances. Gamma rays are photons of electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength shorter than that of X-rays, (i. e. shorter than 0.1 nanometer) and are correspondingly more penetrating than X-rays. In addition to being given off in certain types of radioactive decay, they may be found in cosmic radiation, though they are largely absorbed by the earth's atmosphere. Gamma-ray detectors orbited above the atmosphere have found bursts of gamma radiation, in some cases associated with visually observed supernova explosions, but in most cases from unidentified sources.
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Gammer
Gam"mer (găm"m&etilde_;r), n. [Possibly contr. fr. godmother; but prob. fr. grammer for grandmother. Cf. Gaffer.] An old wife; an old woman; -- correlative of gaffer, an old man.
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Gammon
Gam"mon (găm"mŭn), n. [OF. gambon, F. jambon, fr. OF. gambe leg, F. jambe. See Gambol, n., and cf. Ham.] The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch. Goldsmith.
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Gammon
Gam"mon (găm"mŭn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gammoned (găm"mŭnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gammoning.] To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.
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Gammon
Gam"mon (găm"mŭn), n. [See 2d Game.] 1. Backgammon.
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2. A victory in the game of backgammon in which one player gammons another, i. e., the winner bears off all of his pieces before his opponent bears off any pieces; as, he won the match with three gammons in a row.
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3. An imposition or hoax; humbug. [Colloq.]
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Gammon
Gam"mon, v. t. 1. To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his “men” or counters home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person. In certain variants of the game one who gammons an opponent scores twice the normal value of the game.
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2. To impose on; to hoax; to cajole. [Colloq.] Hood.
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Gammon
Gam"mon, v. t. [Etymol. unknown.] (Naut.) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron. Totten.
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Gammoning
Gam"mon*ing, n. [From 5th Gammon.] (Naut.) The lashing or iron band by which the bowsprit of a vessel is secured to the stem to opposite the lifting action of the forestays.
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Gammoning fashion, in the style of gammoning lashing, that is, having the turns of rope crossed. -- Gammoning hole (Naut.), a hole cut through the knee of the head of a vessel for the purpose of gammoning the bowsprit.
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Gammoning
Gam"mon*ing, n. [From 4th Gammon.] The act of imposing upon or hoaxing a person. [Colloq.]
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Gamogenesis
Gam`o*gen"e*sis (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; marriage + E. genesis.] (Biol.) The production of offspring by the union of parents of different sexes; sexual reproduction; -- the opposite of agamogenesis.
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Gamogenetic
Gam`o*ge*net"ic (?), a. (Biol.) Relating to gamogenesis. -- Gam`o*ge*net"ic*al*ly, adv.
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Gamomorphism
Gam`o*mor"phism (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; marriage + morfh` form, shape.] (Biol.) That stage of growth or development in an organism, in which the reproductive elements are generated and matured in preparation for propagating the species.
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Gamopetalous
Gam`o*pet"al*ous (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; marriage + E. petalous: cf. F. gamopétale.] (Bot.) Having the petals united or joined so as to form a tube or cup; monopetalous.
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Gamophyllous
Ga*moph"yl*lous (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; marriage + &unr_; leaf.] (Bot.) Composed of leaves united by their edges (coalescent). Gray.
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Gamosepalous
Gam`o*sep"al*ous (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; marriage + E. sepal.] (Bot.) Formed of united sepals; monosepalous.
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Gamp
Gamp (gămp), n. A large umbrella; -- said to allude to Mrs. Gamp's umbrella, in Dickens's “Martin Chuzzlewit.”
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Gamut
Gam"ut (?), n. [F. gamme + ut the name of a musical note. F. gamme is fr. the name of the Greek letter &unr_;, which was used by Guido d'Arezzo to represent the first note of his model scale. See Gamma, and Ut.] (Mus.) The scale.
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gamy
gam"y (?), a. 1. (Cookery) Having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high-flavored.
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2. (Sporting) Showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy trout.
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3. Same as gamey.
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-- gam"i*ness, n.

Gan
Gan (?), imp. of Gin. [See Gin, v.] Began; commenced.
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&hand_; Gan was formerly used with the infinitive to form compound imperfects, as did is now employed. Gan regularly denotes the singular; the plural is usually denoted by gunne or gonne.
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This man gan fall (i.e., fell) in great suspicion. Chaucer.
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The little coines to their play gunne hie (i. e., hied). Chaucer.
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Later writers use gan both for singular and plural.
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Ganancial
Ga*nan"cial (?), a. [Sp., pertaining to gain, held in common, fr. ganancia gain.] (Law) Designating, pertaining to, or held under, the Spanish system of law (called ganancial system) which controls the title and disposition of the property acquired during marriage by the husband or wife.
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Ganch
Ganch (?), v. t. [Cf. F. ganche, n., also Sp. & Pg. gancho hook, It. gancio.] To drop from a high place upon sharp stakes or hooks, as the Turks dropped malefactors, by way of punishment.
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Ganching, which is to let fall from on high upon hooks, and there to hang until they die. Sandys.
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Gander
Gan"der (?), n. [AS. gandra, ganra, akin to Prov. G. gander, ganter, and E. goose, gannet. See Goose.] The male of any species of goose.
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Gandhi
Gandhi adj. Mohandas Gandhi, a Hindu nationalist and religious leader, who preached non-violent resistance to oppression.
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Gandhian
Gandhian adj. of or pertaining to Mohandas Gandhi.
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Gane
Gane (?), v. i. [See Yawn.] To yawn; to gape. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Ganesha
Ganesh
Ganesa
Ga*ne"sa, Ganesh, Ganesha (?), prop. n. (Hindu Myth.) The Hindu god of wisdom, prudence and prophesy; the remover of obstacles.
Syn. -- Ganapati.
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&hand_; He is represented as a short, fat, red-colored man, with a large belly and the head of an elephant. Balfour.
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Gang
Gang (găng), v. i. [AS. gangan, akin to OS. & OHG. gangan, Icel. ganga, Goth. gaggan; cf. Lith. żengti to walk, Skr. ja&ndot_;gha leg. √48. Cf. Go.] To go; to walk.
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&hand_; Obsolete in English literature, but still used in the North of England, and also in Scotland.
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Gang
Gang, n. [Icel. gangr a going, gang, akin to AS., D., G., & Dan. gang a going, Goth. gaggs street, way. See Gang, v. i.] 1. A going; a course. [Obs.]
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2. A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.
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3. A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows.
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4. (Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.
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5. [Cf. Gangue.] (Mining) The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
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6. A group of teenagers or young adults forming a more or less formalized group associating for social purposes, in some cases requiring initiation rites to join; as, a teen gang; a youth gang; a street gang. Youth gangs often associate with particular areas in a city, and may turn violent when they feel their territory is encroached upon. In Los Angeles the Crips and the Bloods are large gangs antagonistic to each other.
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7. A group of persons organized for criminal purposes; a criminal organization; as, the Parker gang.
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Gang board, or Gang plank. (Naut.) (a) A board or plank, with cleats for steps, forming a bridge by which to enter or leave a vessel. (b) A plank within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's waist, for the sentinel to walk on. -- Gang cask, a small cask in which to bring water aboard ships or in which it is kept on deck. -- Gang cultivator, Gang plow, a cultivator or plow in which several shares are attached to one frame, so as to make two or more furrows at the same time. -- Gang days, Rogation days; the time of perambulating parishes. See Gang week (below). -- Gang drill, a drilling machine having a number of drills driven from a common shaft. -- Gang master, a master or employer of a gang of workmen. -- Gang plank. See Gang board (above). -- Gang plow. See Gang cultivator (above). -- Gang press, a press for operating upon a pile or row of objects separated by intervening plates. -- Gang saw, a saw fitted to be one of a combination or gang of saws hung together in a frame or sash, and set at fixed distances apart. -- Gang tide. See Gang week (below). -- Gang tooth, a projecting tooth. [Obs.] Halliwell. -- Gang week, Rogation week, when formerly processions were made to survey the bounds of parishes. Halliwell. -- Live gang, or Round gang, the Western and the Eastern names, respectively, for a gang of saws for cutting the round log into boards at one operation. Knight. -- Slabbing gang, an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a thick beam.
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gang board
gangboard
gangboard, gang board n. a temporary bridge for getting on and off a vessel at dockside.
Syn. -- gangplank, gang plank, gangway.
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gangdom
gang"dom n. criminal organizations, collectively.
Syn. -- organized crime, gangland.
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Gange
Gange (gănj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ganged (gănjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Ganging (găn"j&ibreve_;ng).] [Of uncertain origin.] 1. To protect (the part of a line next a fishhook, or the hook itself) by winding it with wire.
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2. To attach (a fishhook) to a line or snell, as by knotting the line around the shank of the hook.
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Ganger
Gang"er (?), n. One who oversees a gang of workmen. [R.] Mayhew.
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Gangetic
Gan*get"ic (?), a. Pertaining to, or inhabiting, the Ganges River; as, the Gangetic shark.
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Gang-flower
Gang"-flow`er (?), n. (Bot.) The common English milkwort (Polygala vulgaris), so called from blossoming in gang week. Dr. Prior.
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Gangion
Gan"gion (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A short line attached to a trawl. See Trawl, n.

Ganglial
Gangliac
{ Gan"gli*ac (?), Gan"gli*al (?), } a. (Anat.) Relating to a ganglion; ganglionic.

Gangliated
Gangliate
{ Gan"gli*ate (?), Gan"gli*a`ted (?), } a. (Anat.) Furnished with ganglia; as, the gangliated cords of the sympathetic nervous system.

Ganglioform
Gangliform
{ Gan"gli*form` (?), Gan"gli*o*form` (?), } a. [Ganglion + -form.] (Anat.) Having the form of a ganglion.
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Ganglion
Gan"gli*on (?), n.; pl. L. Ganglia (#), E. Ganglions (#). [L. ganglion a sort of swelling or excrescence, a tumor under the skin, Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. ganglion.] 1. (Anat.) (a) A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve. (b) A node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion.
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2. (Med.) A globular, hard, indolent tumor, situated somewhere on a tendon, and commonly formed by the effusion of a viscid fluid into it; -- called also weeping sinew.
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Ganglion cell, a nerve cell. See Illust. under Bipolar.
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Ganglionary
Gan"gli*on*a*ry (?), a. [Cf. F. ganglionnarie.] (Anat.) Ganglionic.
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Ganglionic
Gan`gli*on"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. ganglionique.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, ganglia or ganglion cells; as, a ganglionic artery; the ganglionic columns of the spinal cord.
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Gangrel
Gan"grel (?), a. [Cf. Gang, v. i.] Wandering; vagrant. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
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Gangrenate
Gan"gre*nate (?), v. t. To gangrene. [Obs.]
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Gangrene
Gan"grene (?), n. [F. gangrène, L. gangraena, fr. Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_; to gnaw, eat; cf. Skr. gras, gar, to devour, and E. voracious, also canker, n., in sense 3.] (Med.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.
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Gangrene
Gan"grene, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Gangrened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gangrening.] [Cf. F. gangréner.] To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
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Gangrenescent
Gan`gre*nes"cent (?), a. Tending to mortification or gangrene.
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Gangrenous
Gan"gre*nous (?), a. [Cf. F. gangréneux.] Affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene.
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Gangue
Gangue (?), n. [F. gangue, fr. G. gang a metallic vein, a passage. See Gang, n.] (Mining) The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore.
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Gangway
Gang"way` (?), n. [See Gang, v. i.] 1. A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.
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2. In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.
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3. (Naut.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.
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4. (Naut.) That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the forecastle; -- more properly termed the waist. Totten.
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Gangway ladder, a ladder rigged on the side of a vessel at the gangway. -- To bring to the gangway, to punish (a seaman) by flogging him at the gangway.
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Ganil
Gan"il (?), n. [F.] A kind of brittle limestone. [Prov. Eng.] Kirwan.

Gannister
Ganister
Gan"is*ter (?), Gan"nis*ter, n. (Mech.) A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with fire clay; -- used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads.
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Ganja
Gan"ja (?), n. [Hind. gānjhā.] The dried hemp plant, used in India for smoking. It is extremely narcotic and intoxicating.
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Gannet
Gan"net (?), n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See Gander, Goose.] (Zool.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula, allied to the pelicans.
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&hand_; The common gannet of Europe and America (Sula bassana), is also called solan goose, chandel goose, and gentleman. In Florida the wood ibis is commonly called gannet.
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Booby gannet. See Sula.
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Ganocephala
Gan`o*ceph"a*la (?), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; brightness + &unr_; head.] (Paleon.) A group of fossil amphibians allied to the labyrinthodonts, having the head defended by bony, sculptured plates, as in some ganoid fishes.
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Ganocephalous
Gan`o*ceph"a*lous (?), a. (Paleon.) Of or pertaining to the Ganocephala.
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Ganoid
Ga"noid (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; brightness + -oid.] (Zool.) Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. -- n. One of the Ganoidei.
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Ganoid scale (Zool.), one kind of scales of the ganoid fishes, composed of an inner layer of bone, and an outer layer of shining enamel. They are often so arranged as to form a coat of mail.
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Ganoidal
Ga*noid"al (?), a. (Zool.) Ganoid.
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Ganoidei
Ga*noi"de*i (?), n. pl. [NL. See Ganoid.] (Zool.) One of the subclasses of fishes. They have an arterial cone and bulb, spiral intestinal valve, and the optic nerves united by a chiasma. Many of the species are covered with bony plates, or with ganoid scales; others have cycloid scales.
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&hand_; They were numerous, and some of them of large size, in early geological periods; but they are represented by comparatively few living species, most of which inhabit fresh waters, as the bowfin, gar pike, bichir, Ceratodus, paddle fish, and sturgeon.
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Ganoidian
Ga*noid"i*an (?), a. & n. (Zool.) Ganoid.
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Ganoine
Ga"no*ine (?), n. (Zool.) A peculiar bony tissue beneath the enamel of a ganoid scale.
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Gansa
Gan"sa (?), n. Same as Ganza. Bp. Hall.
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Gantlet
Gant"let (?), n. [Gantlet is corrupted fr. gantlope; gantlope is for gatelope, Sw. gatlopp, orig., a running down a lane; gata street, lane + lopp course, career, akin to löpa to run. See Gate a way, and Leap.] A military punishment formerly in use, wherein the offender was made to run between two files of men facing one another, who struck him as he passed.
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To run the gantlet, to suffer the punishment of the gantlet; hence, to go through the ordeal of severe criticism or controversy, or ill-treatment at many hands.
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Winthrop ran the gantlet of daily slights. Palfrey.
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&hand_; Written also, but less properly, gauntlet.
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Gantlet
Gant"let, n. A glove. See Gauntlet.
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Gantline
Gant"line` (?), n. A line rigged to a mast; -- used in hoisting rigging; a girtline.
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Gantlope
Gant"lope` (?), n. See Gantlet. [Obs.]
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Gantry
Gan"try (?), n. See Gauntree.
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Ganza
Gan"za (?), n. [Sp. gansa, ganso, goose; of Gothic origin. See Gannet, Goose.] A kind of wild goose, by a flock of which a virtuoso was fabled to be carried to the lunar world. [Also gansa.] Johnson.
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Ganz system
Ganz system (?) A haulage system for canal boats, in which an electric locomotive running on a monorail has its adhesion materially increased by the pull of the tow rope on a series of inclined gripping wheels.
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Gaol
Gaol (jāl), n. [See Jail.] A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the United States usually, written jail.]
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Commission of general gaol delivery, an authority conferred upon judges and others included in it, for trying and delivering every prisoner in jail when the judges, upon their circuit, arrive at the place for holding court, and for discharging any whom the grand jury fail to indict. [Eng.] -- Gaol delivery. (Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.
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gaolbird
gaolbird n. a person serving a prison sentence; a jail bird. [Chiefly Brit.]
Syn. -- convict, inmate, jailbird, jail bird.
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gaolbreak
gaolbreak n. an escape from jail; same as jailbreak. [Chiefly Brit.]
Syn. -- break, breakout, jailbreak, prisonbreak, prison-breaking.
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Gaoler
Gaol"er (jāl"&etilde_;r), n. The keeper of a jail. Same as Jailer.
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Gap
Gap (găp), n. [OE. gap; cf. Icel. gap an empty space, Sw. gap mouth, breach, abyss, Dan. gab mouth, opening, AS. geap expanse; as adj., wide, spacious. See Gape.] 1. An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass.
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Miseries ensued by the opening of that gap. Knolles.
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It would make a great gap in your own honor. Shak.
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2. (Aëronautics) The vertical distance between two superposed surfaces, esp. in a biplane.
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Gap lathe (Mach.), a turning lathe with a deep notch in the bed to admit of turning a short object of large diameter. -- To stand in the gap, to expose one's self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger; to take the place of a fallen defender or supporter. -- To stop a gap, to secure a weak point; to repair a defect.
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Gap
Gap, v. t. 1. To notch, as a sword or knife.
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2. To make an opening in; to breach.
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Their masses are gapp'd with our grape. Tennyson.
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Gape
Gape (gäp; in Eng, commonly gāp; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gaped (gäpt or gāpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Gaping] [OE. gapen, AS. geapan to open; akin to D. gapen to gape, G. gaffen, Icel. & Sw. gapa, Dan. gabe; cf. Skr. jabh to snap at, open the mouth. Cf. Gaby, Gap.] 1. To open the mouth wide; as: (a) Expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape. Dryden. (b) Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
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She stretches, gapes, unglues her eyes,
And asks if it be time to rise.
Swift.
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(c) Showing unselfconsciousness in surprise, astonishment, expectation, etc.
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With gaping wonderment had stared aghast. Byron.

(d) Manifesting a desire to injure, devour, or overcome.
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They have gaped upon me with their mouth. Job xvi. 10.
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2. To open or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
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May that ground gape and swallow me alive! Shak.
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3. To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at.
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The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes. Denham.

Syn. -- To gaze; stare; yawn. See Gaze.
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Gape
Gape, n. 1. The act of gaping; a yawn. Addison.
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2. (Zool.) The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.
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The gapes. (a) A fit of yawning. (b) A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (Syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See Gapeworm.
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Gaper
Gap"er (gāp"&etilde_;r), n. 1. One who gapes.
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2. (Zool.) (a) A European fish. See 4th Comber. (b) A large edible clam (Schizothærus Nuttalli), of the Pacific coast; -- called also gaper clam. (c) An East Indian bird of the genus Cymbirhynchus, related to the broadbills.
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gapes
gapes (gāps), n. See as the gapes, under gape, n..
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Gapeseed
Gape"seed` (gāp"sēd), n. 1. Any strange sight. Wright.
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2. A person who looks or stares gapingly.
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To buy gapeseed, or To sow gapeseed, to stare idly or in idle wonderment, instead of attending to business.
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Gapesing
Gapes"ing (? or ?), n. Act of gazing about; sightseeing. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gapeworm
Gape"worm` (? or ?), n. (Zool.) The parasitic worm that causes the gapes in birds. See Illustration in Appendix.
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Gapingstock
Gap"ing*stock` (? or ?), n. One who is an object of open-mouthed wonder.
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I was to be a gapingstock and a scorn to the young volunteers. Godwin.
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Gap-toothed
Gap"-toothed` (găp"t&oomacr_;tht`), a. Having conspicuous interstices between the teeth; as, his gap-toothed grin. Dryden.
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Gar
Gar (?), n. [Prob. AS. gār dart, spear, lance. The name is applied to the fish on account of its long and slender body and pointed head. Cf. Goad, Gore, v.] (Zool.) (a) Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See Garfish. (b) The gar pike. See Alligator gar (under Alligator), and Gar pike.
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Gar pike, or Garpike (Zool.), a large, elongated ganoid fish of the genus Lepidosteus, of several species, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of temperate and tropical America.
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Gar
Gar, v. t. [Of Scand. origin. See Gear, n.] To cause; to make. [Obs. or Scot.] Spenser.
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Garage
Ga`rage" (g&adot_;`räzh" or g&adot_;`räj" or (Brit.) g&adot_;r"&auptack_;j), n. [F.] 1. an enclosed structure for housing or parking motor vehicles, especially automobiles.
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2. (Aëronautics) A shed for housing an airship or flying machine; a hangar.
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3. A side way or space in a canal to enable vessels to pass each other; a siding.
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4. a commercial establishment that repairs or services automobiles.
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Garage
Ga`rage" (g&adot_;`räzh" or g&adot_;`räj" or (Brit.) g&adot_;r"&auptack_;j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garaged (g&adot_;`räzhd", g&adot_;`räjd" or g&adot_;r"&auptack_;jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Garaging (g&adot_;"räzh"&ibreve_;ng, g&adot_;"räj"&ibreve_;ng or g&adot_;r"&auptack_;*j&ibreve_;ng).] To keep in a garage. [Colloq.]
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garambulla
garambulla n. 1. An arborescent cactus of Western Mexico (Myrtillocactus geometrizans) bearing a small oblong edible berrylike fruit.
Syn. -- garambulla cactus, Myrtillocactus geometrizans.
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2. The small berrylike fruit of the Myrtillocactus geometrizans.
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garand
garand n. [From the inventor, John C. Garand.] A semiautomatic rifle, also called the M-1, used by soldiers of the U. S. army in World War II and Korea. It was the standard weapon issued to infantrymen.
Syn. -- Garand rifle, M-1, M-1 rifle.
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Garancin
Gar"an*cin (?; 104), n. [F. garance madder, LL. garantia.] (Chem.) An extract of madder by sulphuric acid. It consists essentially of alizarin.
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Garb
Garb (gärb), n. [OF. garbe looks, countenance, grace, ornament, fr. OHG. garawī, garwī, ornament, dress. akin to E. gear. See Gear, n.] 1. (a) Clothing in general. (b) The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office; as, the garb of a clergyman or a judge. (c) Costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the 16th century.
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2. External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.
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You thought, because he could not speak English in the native garb, he could not therefore handle an English cudgel. Shak.
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Garb
Garb (gärb), n. [F. gerbe, OF. also garbe, OHG. garba, G. garbe; cf. Skr. g&rsdot_;bh to seize, E. grab.] (Her.) A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified).
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Garb
Garb, v. t. To clothe; array; deck.
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These black dog-Dons
Garb themselves bravely.
Tennyson.
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Garbage
Gar"bage (?; 48), n. [OE. also garbash, perh. orig., that which is purged or cleansed away; cf. OF. garber to make fine, neat, OHG. garawan to make ready, prepare, akin to E. garb dress; or perh. for garbleage, fr. garble; or cf. OF. garbage tax on sheaves, E. garb sheaf.] Offal, as the bowels of an animal or fish; refuse animal or vegetable matter from a kitchen; hence, anything worthless, disgusting, or loathsome. Grainger.
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Garbage
Gar"bage, v. t. To strip of the bowels; to clean. “Pilchards . . . are garbaged.” Holland.
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Garbed
Garbed (?), a. Dressed; habited; clad.
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Garbel
Gar"bel (?), n. (Naut.) Same as Garboard.
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Garbel
Gar"bel, n. [Cf. Garble, v. t.] Anything sifted, or from which the coarse parts have been taken. [Obs.]
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Garble
Gar"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Garbling.] [Formerly, to pick out, sort, OF. grabeler, for garbeler to examine precisely, garble spices, fr. LL. garbellare to sift; cf. Sp. garbillar to sift, garbillo a coarse sieve, L. cribellum, dim. of cribrum sieve, akin to cernere to separate, sift (cf. E. Discern); or perh. rather from Ar. gharbāl, gharbil, sieve.] 1. To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices. [Obs.]
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2. To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
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Garble
Gar"ble, n. 1. Refuse; rubbish. [Obs.] Wolcott.
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2. pl. Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.
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Garbler
Gar"bler (?), n. One who garbles.
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Garboard
Gar"board (?), n. (Naut.) One of the planks next the keel on the outside, which form a garboard strake.
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Garboard strake or Garboard streak, the first range or strake of planks laid on a ship's bottom next the keel. Totten.
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Garboil
Gar"boil (?), n. [OF. garbouil; cf. Sp. garbullo, It. garbuglio; of uncertain origin; the last part is perh. fr. L. bullire to boil, E. boil.] Tumult; disturbance; disorder. [Obs.] Shak.
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Garcinia
Gar*cin"i*a (?), n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, including the mangosteen tree (Garcinia Mangostana), found in the islands of the Indian Archipelago; -- so called in honor of Dr. Garcin.
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Garcon
Gar`çon" (?), n. [F.] 1. A boy; a young unmarried man.
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2. A serving boy or man; a waiter; -- used in direct address; as, garcon, please bring a glass of water -- in Eng. chiefly applied to French waiters.
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Gard
Gard (?), n. [See Garde, Yard] Garden. [Obs.] “Trees of the gard.” F. Beaumont.
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Gard
Gard, v. & n. See Guard.
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Gardant
Gar"dant (?), a. [F. See Guardant.] (Her.) Turning the head towards the spectator, but not the body; -- said of a lion or other beast.
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Garde civique
Garde` ci`vique" (?). [F.] See Army organization, above.
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Garden
Gar"den (gär"d'n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin, jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G. garten; akin to AS. geard. See Yard an inclosure.] 1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
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2. A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
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I am arrived from fruitful Lombardy,
The pleasant garden of great Italy.
Shak.
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&hand_; Garden is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds; as, garden flowers, garden tools, garden walk, garden wall, garden house or gardenhouse.
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Garden balsam, an ornamental plant (Impatiens Balsamina). -- Garden engine, a wheelbarrow tank and pump for watering gardens. -- Garden glass. (a) A bell glass for covering plants. (b) A globe of dark-colored glass, mounted on a pedestal, to reflect surrounding objects; -- much used as an ornament in gardens in Germany. -- Garden house (a) A summer house. Beau. & Fl. (b) A privy. [Southern U.S.] -- Garden husbandry, the raising on a small scale of seeds, fruits, vegetables, etc., for sale. -- Garden mold or Garden mould, rich, mellow earth which is fit for a garden. Mortimer. -- Garden nail, a cast nail, used for fastening vines to brick walls. Knight. -- Garden net, a net for covering fruits trees, vines, etc., to protect them from birds. -- Garden party, a social party held out of doors, within the grounds or garden attached to a private residence. -- Garden plot, a plot appropriated to a garden. Garden pot, a watering pot. -- Garden pump, a garden engine; a barrow pump. -- Garden shears, large shears, for clipping trees and hedges, pruning, etc. -- Garden spider, (Zool.), the diadem spider (Epeira diadema), common in gardens, both in Europe and America. It spins a geometrical web. See Geometric spider, and Spider web. -- Garden stand, a stand for flower pots. -- Garden stuff, vegetables raised in a garden. [Colloq.] -- Garden syringe, a syringe for watering plants, sprinkling them with solutions for destroying insects, etc. -- Garden truck, vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.] -- Garden ware, garden truck. [Obs.] Mortimer. -- Bear garden, Botanic garden, etc. See under Bear, etc. -- Hanging garden. See under Hanging. -- Kitchen garden, a garden where vegetables are cultivated for household use. -- Market garden, a piece of ground where vegetable are cultivated to be sold in the markets for table use.
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Garden
Gar"den, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gardened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gardening.] To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture.
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Garden
Gar"den, v. t. To cultivate as a garden.
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Gardener
Gar"den*er (?), n. One who makes and tends a garden; a horticulturist.
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Gardenia
Garde"ni*a (?), n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; -- so called in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden.
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Gardening
Gar"den*ing (?), n. The art of occupation of laying out and cultivating gardens; horticulture.
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Gardenless
Gar"den*less (?), a. Destitute of a garden. Shelley.
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Gardenly
Gar"den*ly (?), a. Like a garden. [R.] W. Marshall.
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Gardenship
Gar"den*ship, n. Horticulture. [Obs.]
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Gardon
Gar"don (?), n. [F] (Zool.) A European cyprinoid fish; the id.
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Gardyloo
Gar`dy*loo" (?), n. [F. gare l'eau beware of the water.] An old cry in throwing water, slops, etc., from the windows in Edingburgh. Sir. W. Scott.
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Gare
Gare (?), n. [Cf. Gear.] Coarse wool on the legs of sheep. Blount.
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Garefowl
Gare"fowl` (?), n. (Zool.) The great auk; also, the razorbill. See Auk. [Written also gairfowl, and gurfel.]
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Garfish
Gar"fish` (?), n. [See Gar, n.] (Zool.) (a) A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike. (b) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus Tylosurus, of which one species (T. marinus) is common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribbæus, a very large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; -- called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species.
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Gargalize
Gar"ga*lize (?), v. t. [Cf. Gargle, Gargarize.] To gargle; to rinse. [Obs.] Marston.
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Garganey
Gar"ga*ney (?), n. (Zool.) A small European duck (Anas querquedula); -- called also cricket teal, and summer teal.
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Gargantuan
Gar*gan"tu*an (?; 135), a. [From Gargantua, an allegorical hero of Rabelais.] Characteristic of Gargantua, a gigantic, wonderful personage; enormous; prodigious; inordinate.
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Gargarism
Gar"ga*rism (?), n. [F. gargarisme, L. gargarisma. See Gargarize.] (Med.) A gargle.
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Gargarize
Gar"ga*rize (?), v. t. [F. gargarizare, fr. Gr. &unr_;.] To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat. [Obs.] Bacon.
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Garget
Garget (?), n. [OE. garget, gargate, throat, OF. gargate. Cf. Gorge. The etymol. of senses 2, 3, & 4 is not certain.] 1. The throat. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. A diseased condition of the udders of cows, etc., arising from an inflammation of the mammary glands.
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3. A distemper in hogs, indicated by staggering and loss of appetite. Youatt.
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4. (Bot.) See Poke.
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Gargil
Gar"gil (?), n. [Cf. Garget, Gargoyle.] A distemper in geese, affecting the head.
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Gargle
Gar"gle (?), n. (Arch.) See Gargoyle.
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Gargle
Gar"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garggled (?), p. pr. & vb. n. Gargling (&unr_;).] [F. gargouiller to dabble, paddle, gargle. Cf. Gargoyle, Gurgle.] 1. To wash or rinse, as the mouth or throat, particular the latter, agitating the liquid (water or a medicinal preparation) by an expulsion of air from the lungs.
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2. To warble; to sing as if gargling [Obs.] Waller.
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Gargle
Gar"gle, n. A liquid, as water or some medicated preparation, used to cleanse the mouth and throat, especially for a medical effect.
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Gargol
Gar"gol (?), n. [Cf. Gargil.] A distemper in swine; garget. Mortimer.
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Gargoulette
Gar`gou*lette" (?), n. [F.] A water cooler or jug with a handle and spout; a gurglet. Mollett.
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Gargoyle
Gar"goyle (?), n. [OE. garguilie, gargouille, cf. Sp. gárgola, prob. fr. the same source as F. gorge throat, influenced by L. gargarizare to gargle. See Gorge and cf. Gargle, Gargarize.] (Arch.) A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely. [Written also gargle, gargyle, and gurgoyle.]
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Gargyle
Gar"gyle (?), n. (Arch.) See Gargoyle.
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Garibaldi
Ga`ri*bal"di (?), n. 1. A jacket worn by women; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the red shirt worn by the Italians patriot Garibaldi.
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2. (Zool.) A California market fish (Pomancentrus rubicundus) of a deep scarlet color.
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Garish
Gar"ish (gâr"&ibreve_;sh), a. [Cf. OE. gauren to stare; of uncertain origin. Cf. gairish.] 1. Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention. “The garish sun.” “A garish flag.” Shak.In . . . garish colors.” Asham.The garish day.” J. H. Newman.
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Garish like the laughters of drunkenness. Jer. Taylor.
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2. Gay to extravagance; flighty.
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It makes the mind loose and garish. South.

-- Gar"ish*ly, adv. -- Gar"ish*ness, n. Jer. Taylor.
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garishness
gar"ish*ness n. 1. tasteless showiness.
Syn. -- flashiness, gaudiness, loudness, meretriciousness, tawdriness, glitz.
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2. strident color or excessive ornamentation.
Syn. -- gaudiness.
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Garland
Gar"land (?), n. [OE. garland, gerlond, OF. garlande, F. guirlande; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. wiara, wiera, crown, pure gold, MHG. wieren to adorn.]
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1. The crown of a king. [Obs.] Graffon.
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2. A wreath of chaplet made of branches, flowers, or feathers, and sometimes of precious stones, to be worn on the head like a crown; a coronal; a wreath. Pope.
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3. The top; the thing most prized. Shak.
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4. A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.
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They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands. Percy.
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5. (Naut.) (a) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provision in. (b) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.
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Garland
Gar"land (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garlanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Garlanding.] To deck with a garland. B. Jonson.
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Garlandless
Gar"land*less, a. Destitute of a garland. Shelley.
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Garlic
Gar"lic (?), n. [OE. garlek, AS. gārleác; gar spear, lance + leác leek. See Gar, n., and Leek.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Allium (A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.
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2. A kind of jig or farce. [Obs.] Taylor (1630).
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Garlic mustard, a European plant of the Mustard family (Alliaria officinalis) which has a strong smell of garlic. -- Garlic pear tree, a tree in Jamaica (Cratæva gynandra), bearing a fruit which has a strong scent of garlic, and a burning taste.
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Garlicky
Gar"lick*y (?), a. Like or containing garlic.
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Garment
Gar"ment (?), n. [OE. garnement, OF. garnement, garniment, fr. garnir to garnish. See Garnish.] Any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc.
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No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto old garment. Matt. ix. 16.
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Garmented
Gar"ment*ed, p. a. Having on a garment; attired; enveloped, as with a garment. [Poetic]
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A lovely lady garmented in light
From her own beauty.
Shelley.
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Garmenture
Gar"men*ture (?), n. Clothing; dress.
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Garner
Gar"ner (?), n. [OE. garner, gerner, greiner, OF. gernier, grenier, F. grenier, fr. L. granarium, fr. granum. See 1st Grain, and cf. Granary.] A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation.
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Garner
Gar"ner, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garnered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Garnering.] To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure. Shak.
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Garnet
Gar"net (?), n. [OE. gernet, grenat, OF. grenet,grenat, F. grenat, LL. granatus, fr. L. granatum pomegranate, granatus having many grains or seeds, fr. granum grain, seed. So called from its resemblance in color and shape to the grains or seeds of the pomegranate. See Grain, and cf. Grenade, Pomegranate.] (Min.) A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.
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&hand_; There are also white, green, yellow, brown, and black varieties. The garnet is a silicate, the bases being aluminia lime (grossularite, essonite, or cinnamon stone), or aluminia magnesia (pyrope), or aluminia iron (almandine), or aluminia manganese (spessartite), or iron lime (common garnet, melanite, allochroite), or chromium lime (ouvarovite, color emerald green). The transparent red varieties are used as gems. The garnet was, in part, the carbuncle of the ancients. Garnet is a very common mineral in gneiss and mica slate.
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Garnet berry (Bot.), the red currant; -- so called from its transparent red color. -- Garnet brown (Chem.), an artificial dyestuff, produced as an explosive brown crystalline substance with a green or golden luster. It consists of the potassium salt of a complex cyanogen derivative of picric acid.
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Garnet
Gar"net, n. [Etymol. unknown.] (Naut.) A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out.
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Clew garnet. See under Clew.
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Garnetiferous
Gar`net*if"er*ous (?), a. [1st garnet + -ferous.] (Min.) Containing garnets.
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Garnierite
Gar"ni*er*ite (?), n. [Named after the French geologist Garnier.] (Min.) An amorphous mineral of apple-green color; a hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesia. It is an important ore of nickel.
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Garnish
Gar"nish (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garnished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Garnishing.] [OE. garnischen, garnissen, OF. garnir to provide, strengthen, prepare, garnish, warn, F. garnir to provide, furnish, garnish, -- of German origin; cf. OHG. warnōn to provide, equip; akin to G. wahren to watch, E. aware, ware, wary, and cf. also E. warn. See Wary, -ish, and cf. Garment, Garrison.] 1. To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.
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All within with flowers was garnished. Spenser.
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2. (Cookery) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
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3. To furnish; to supply.
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4. To fit with fetters. [Cant] Johnson.
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5. (Law) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t. Cowell.
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Garnish
Gar"nish, n. 1. Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.
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So are you, sweet,
Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.
Shak.
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Matter and figure they produce;
For garnish this, and that for use.
Prior.
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2. (Cookery) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment, such as parsley. See Garnish, v. t., 2. Smart.
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3. Fetters. [Cant]
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4. A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer. [Cant] Fielding.
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Garnish bolt (Carp.), a bolt with a chamfered or faceted head. Knight.
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Garnishee
Gar`nish*ee" (?), n. (Law) One who is garnished; a person upon whom garnishment has been served in a suit by a creditor against a debtor, such person holding property belonging to the debtor, or owing him money.
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&hand_; The order by which warning is made is called a garnishee order.
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Garnishee
Gar`nish*ee", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garnisheed (-ēd); p. pr. & vb. n. Garnisheeing.] (Law) (a) To make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment; to garnish. (b) To attach (the fund or property sought to be secured by garnishment); to trustee.
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Garnisher
Gar"nish*er (?), n. One who, or that which, garnishes.
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Garnishment
Gar"nish*ment (?), n. [Cf. OF. garnissement protection, guarantee, warning.] 1. Ornament; embellishment; decoration. Sir H. Wotton.
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2. (Law) (a) Warning, or legal notice, to one to appear and give information to the court on any matter. (b) Warning to a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, not to pay the money or deliver the goods to the defendant, but to appear in court and give information as garnishee.
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3. A fee. See Garnish, n., 4.
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Garniture
Gar"ni*ture (?), n. [F. garniture. See Garnish, v. t.] That which garnishes; ornamental appendage; embellishment; furniture; dress.
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The pomp of groves and garniture of fields. Beattie.
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Garookuh
Ga*roo"kuh (?), n. A small fishing vessel met with in the Persian Gulf.
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Garous
Ga"rous (?), a. [From Garum.] Pertaining to, or resembling, garum. Sir T. Browne.

Garpike
Gar pike
Gar" pike` or Gar"pike`. (Zool.) See under Gar.
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Garran
Gar"ran (?), n. [Gael. garrán, gearrán, gelding, work horse, hack.] (Zool.) See Galloway. [Scot. garron or gerron. Jamieson.]
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Garret
Gar"ret (?), n. [OE. garite, garette, watchtower, place of lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, F. guérite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF. garir to preserve, save, defend, F. guérir to cure; of German origin; cf. OHG. werian to protect, defend, hinder, G. wehren, akin to Goth. warjan to hinder, and akin to E. weir, or perhaps to wary. See Weir, and cf. Guerite.] 1. A turret; a watchtower. [Obs.]
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He saw men go up and down on the garrets of the gates and walls. Ld. Berners.
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2. That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.
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The tottering garrets which overhung the streets of Rome. Macaulay.
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Garreted
Gar"ret*ed, a. Protected by turrets. [Obs.] R. Carew.
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Garreteer
Gar`ret*eer" (?), n. One who lives in a garret; a poor author; a literary hack. Macaulay.
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Garreting
Gar"ret*ing (?), n. Small splinters of stone inserted into the joints of coarse masonry. Weale.
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Garrison
Gar"ri*son (?), n. [OE. garnisoun, F. garnison garrison, in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See Garnish.] (Mil.) (a) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town. (b) A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.
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In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in a fort or as one of a garrison.
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Garrison
Gar"ri*son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garrisoned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Garrisoning.] (Mil.) (a) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town. (b) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.
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Garron
Gar"ron (?), n. Same as Garran. [Scot.]
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Garrot
Gar"rot (?), n. [F. Cf. Garrote.] (Surg.) A stick or small wooden cylinder used for tightening a bandage, in order to compress the arteries of a limb.
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Garrot
Gar"rot, n. (Zool.) The European golden-eye.
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Garrote
Gar*rote" (?), n. [Sp. garrote, from garra claw, talon, of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. & W. gar leg, ham, shank. Cf. Garrot stick, Garter.] A Spanish mode of execution by strangulation, with an iron collar affixed to a post and tightened by a screw until life become extinct.
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2. The instrument by means of which the garrote{1} is inflicted.
Syn. -- garrote, garotte, iron collar.
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3. Hence: A short length of rope or other instrument used to strangle a person.
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Garrote
Gar*rote", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garroted; p. pr. & vb. n. Garroting.] To strangle with the garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob.
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garroter
gar*rot"er (?), n. One who seizes a person by the throat from behind, with a view to strangle and rob him.
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Garrulinae
Garrulinae prop. n. A subfamily of the crow family, including the jays.
Syn. -- subfamily Garrulinae.
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garrulity
gar*ru"li*ty (?), n. [L. garrulitas: cf. F. garrulité.] Talkativeness; loquacity.
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Garrulous
Gar"ru*lous (?), a. [L. garrulus, fr. garrire to chatter, talk; cf. Gr. &unr_; voice, &unr_; to speak, sing. Cf. Call.] 1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious.
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The most garrulous people on earth. De Quincey.
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2. (Zool.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.

Syn. -- Garrulous, Talkative, Loquacious. A garrulous person indulges in long, prosy talk, with frequent repetitions and lengthened details; talkative implies simply a great desire to talk; and loquacious a great flow of words at command. A child is talkative; a lively woman is loquacious; an old man in his dotage is garrulous.

-- Gar"ru*lous*ly, adv. -- Gar"ru*lous*ness, n.
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Garrulus
Garrulus prop. n. The type genus of the Garrulinae, conmprising the Old World jays.
Syn. -- genus Garrulus.
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Garrupa
Gar*ru"pa (?), n. [Prob. fr. Pg. garupa crupper. Cf. Grouper the fish.] (Zool.) One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus Sebastichthys; -- called also rockfish. See Rockfish.
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Garter
Gar"ter (?), n. [OE. gartier, F. jarretière, fr. OF. garet bend of the knee, F. jarret; akin to Sp. garra claw, Prov. garra leg. See Garrote.] 1. A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg.
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2. The distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself.
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3. (Her.) Same as Bendlet.
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Garter fish (Zool.), a fish of the genus Lepidopus, having a long, flat body, like the blade of a sword; the scabbard fish. -- Garter king-at-arms, the chief of the official heralds of England, king-at-arms to the Order of the Garter; -- often abbreviated to Garter. -- Garter snake (Zool.), one of several harmless American snakes of the genus Eutænia, of several species (esp. E. saurita and E. sirtalis); one of the striped snakes; -- so called from its conspicuous stripes of color.
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Garter
Gar"ter (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gartered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gartering.] 1. To bind with a garter.
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He . . . could not see to garter his hose. Shak.
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2. To invest with the Order of the Garter. T. Warton.
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Garter stitch
Garter stitch. The simplest stitch in knitting.
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Garth
Garth (gärth), n. [Icel. garðr yard. See Yard.] 1. A close; a yard; a croft; a garden; as, a cloister garth.
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A clapper clapping in a garth
To scare the fowl from fruit.
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2. A dam or weir for catching fish.
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Garth
Garth, n. [Girth.] A hoop or band. [Prov. Eng.]
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Garuda
Garuda prop. n. (Hinduism) supernatural half-man and half-bird vehicle or bearer of Vishnu.
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Garum
Ga"rum (gā"rŭm), n. [L., fr. Gr. ga`ros.] A sauce made of small fish. It was prized by the ancients.
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Garvie
Gar"vie (?), n. (Zool.) The sprat; -- called also garvie herring, and garvock. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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Gas
Gas (găs), n.; pl. Gases (găs"&ebreve_;z). [Invented by the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.] 1. An aëriform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aëriform state.
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2. (Popular Usage) (a) A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes. (b) Laughing gas. (c) Any irrespirable aëriform fluid.
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3. same as gasoline; -- a shortened form. Also, the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term “ step on the gas”.
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4. the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term “ step on the gas”.
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5. Same as natural gas.
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6. an exceptionally enjoyable event; a good time; as, The concert was a gas. [slang]
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&hand_; Gas is often used adjectively or in combination; as, gas fitter or gasfitter; gas meter or gas-meter, etc.
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Air gas (Chem.), a kind of gas made by forcing air through some volatile hydrocarbon, as the lighter petroleums. The air is so saturated with combustible vapor as to be a convenient illuminating and heating agent. -- Gas battery (Elec.), a form of voltaic battery, in which gases, especially hydrogen and oxygen, are the active agents. -- Gas carbon, Gas coke, etc. See under Carbon, Coke, etc. -- Gas coal, a bituminous or hydrogenous coal yielding a high percentage of volatile matters, and therefore available for the manufacture of illuminating gas. R. W. Raymond. -- Gas engine, an engine in which the motion of the piston is produced by the combustion or sudden production or expansion of gas; -- especially, an engine in which an explosive mixture of gas and air is forced into the working cylinder and ignited there by a gas flame or an electric spark. -- Gas fitter, one who lays pipes and puts up fixtures for gas. -- Gas fitting. (a) The occupation of a gas fitter. (b) pl. The appliances needed for the introduction of gas into a building, as meters, pipes, burners, etc. -- Gas fixture, a device for conveying illuminating or combustible gas from the pipe to the gas-burner, consisting of an appendage of cast, wrought, or drawn metal, with tubes upon which the burners, keys, etc., are adjusted. -- Gas generator, an apparatus in which gas is evolved; as: (a) a retort in which volatile hydrocarbons are evolved by heat; (b) a machine in which air is saturated with the vapor of liquid hydrocarbon; a carburetor; (c) a machine for the production of carbonic acid gas, for aërating water, bread, etc. Knight. -- Gas jet, a flame of illuminating gas. -- Gas machine, an apparatus for carbureting air for use as illuminating gas. -- Gas meter, an instrument for recording the quantity of gas consumed in a given time, at a particular place. -- Gas retort, a retort which contains the coal and other materials, and in which the gas is generated, in the manufacture of gas. -- Gas stove, a stove for cooking or other purposes, heated by gas. -- Gas tar, coal tar. -- Gas trap, a drain trap; a sewer trap. See 4th Trap, 5. -- Gas washer (Gas Works), an apparatus within which gas from the condenser is brought in contact with a falling stream of water, to precipitate the tar remaining in it. Knight. -- Gas water, water through which gas has been passed for purification; -- called also gas liquor and ammoniacal water, and used for the manufacture of sal ammoniac, carbonate of ammonia, and Prussian blue. Tomlinson. -- Gas well, a deep boring, from which natural gas is discharged. Raymond. -- Gas works, a manufactory of gas, with all the machinery and appurtenances; a place where gas is generated for lighting cities. -- Laughing gas. See under Laughing. -- Marsh gas (Chem.), a light, combustible, gaseous hydrocarbon, CH4, produced artificially by the dry distillation of many organic substances, and occurring as a natural product of decomposition in stagnant pools, whence its name. It is an abundant ingredient of ordinary illuminating gas, and is the first member of the paraffin series. Called also methane, and in coal mines, fire damp. -- Natural gas, gas obtained from wells, etc., in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere, and largely used for fuel and illuminating purposes. It is chiefly derived from the Coal Measures. -- Olefiant gas (Chem.). See Ethylene. -- Water gas (Chem.), a kind of gas made by forcing steam over glowing coals, whereby there results a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This gives a gas of intense heating power, but destitute of light-giving properties, and which is charged by passing through some volatile hydrocarbon, as gasoline.
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Gas
Gas (găs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gassed (găst); p. pr. & vb. n. Gassing.] 1. (Textiles) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers; as, to gas thread.
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2. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in the manufacture of bleaching powder.
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3. to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas “The protest threatened to become violent, and the police gassed the demonstrators to force them to disperse.”
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Gasalier
Gas`a*lier" (?), n. [Formed from gas, in imitation of chandelier.] A chandelier arranged to burn gas.
Syn. -- gaselier.
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gasbag
gasbag n. 1. a person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics.
Syn. -- windbag.
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2. the bag containing the gas in a balloon.
Syn. -- envelope.
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Gas-burner
Gas"-burn`er (?), n. The jet piece of a gas fixture where the gas is burned as it escapes from one or more minute orifices.
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Gascogne
Gascogne prop. n. A region of southwestern France; Gascony.
Syn. -- Gascony.
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Gascoines
Gas"coines (?), n. pl. See Gaskins, 1. Lyly.
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Gascon
Gas"con (?; F. ?), a. [F.] Of or pertaining to Gascony, in France, or to the Gascons; also, braggart; swaggering. -- n. A native of Gascony; a boaster; a bully. See Gasconade.
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Gasconade
Gas`con*ade" (?), n. [F. gasconnade, from Gascon an inhabitant of Gascony, the people of which were noted for boasting.] A boast or boasting; a vaunt; a bravado; a bragging; braggodocio. Swift.
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Gasconade
Gas`con*ade", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gasconaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gasconading.] To boast; to brag; to bluster.
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Gasconader
Gas`con*ad"er (?), n. A great boaster; a blusterer.
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Gascoynes
Gas"coynes (?), n. pl. Gaskins. Beau. & Fl.
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Gaseity
Gas*e"i*ty (? or ?), n. State of being gaseous. [R] Eng. Cyc.
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Gaselier
Gas`e*lier" (?), n. [Formed from gas, in imitation of chandelier.] A chandelier arranged to burn gas.
Syn. -- gasalier.
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Gas engine
Gas engine. (Mach.) A kind of internal-combustion engine (which see) using fixed gas; also, broadly, any internal-combustion engine.
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Gaseous
Gas"e*ous (? or ?; 277), a. [From Gas. Cf. F. gazeux.] 1. In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an aëriform fluid.
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2. Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous. “Unconnected, gaseous information.” Sir J. Stephen.
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Gash
Gash (găsh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gashed (găsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Gashing.] [For older garth or garse, OF. garser to scarify, F. gercer to chap, perh. from an assumed LL. carptiare, fr. L. carpere, carptum, to pluck, separate into parts; cf. LL. carptare to wound. Cf. Carpet.] To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.
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Grievously gashed or gored to death. Hayward.
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Gash
Gash, n. A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.
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Gasherbrum
Gasherbrum prop. n. A mountain in Kashmir, 26,470 feet high. [proper name]
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Gashful
Gash"ful (?), a. Full of gashes; hideous; frightful. [Obs.] “A gashful, horrid, ugly shape.” Gayton.
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Gasification
Gas`i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [See Gasify.] The act or process of converting into gas.
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Gasiform
Gas"i*form, a. Having a form of gas; gaseous.
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Gasify
Gas"i*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gasified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gasifying.] [Gas + -fy.] To convert into a gas, as by the application of heat, or by chemical processes.
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Gasify
Gas"i*fy (?), v. i. To become gas; to pass from a liquid to a gaseous state. Scientific American.
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Gasket
Gas"ket (?), n. [Cf. F. garcette, It. gaschetta, Sp. cajeta caburn, garceta reef point.] 1. (Naut.) A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also casket.
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2. (Mech.) (a) The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps. (b) Any ring or washer of made of a compressible material, used to make joints impermeable to fluids.
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Gaskins
Gas"kins (?), n. pl. [Cf. Galligaskins.] 1. Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins. [Obs.] Shak.
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2. Packing of hemp. Simmonds.
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3. A horse's thighs. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
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gasmask
gasmask n. a mask with a filter which protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases. It is used in warfare, and also by police to allow them to effectively use tear gas or other disabling gas to disperse a crowd or force fugitives to leave a building.
Syn. -- respirator, gas helmet.
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Gaslight
Gas"light` (?), n. 1. The light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas.
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2. A gas jet or burner.
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Gasogen
Gas"o*gen (?), n. [Gas + -gen.] 1. An apparatus for the generation of gases, or for impregnating a liquid with a gas, or a gas with a volatile liquid.
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2. A volatile hydrocarbon, used as an illuminant, or for charging illuminating gas.
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Gasolene
Gas`o*lene (?), n. See Gasoline.
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Gasolier
Gas`o*lier" (?), n. Same as Gasalier.
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Gasolene
Gasoline
Gas"o*line, Gas"o*lene (? or ?; 104), n. A highly volatile mixture of fluid hydrocarbons, obtained mostly from petroleum, as also by the distillation of bituminous coal. It is used as a fuel for most automobiles and for many other vehicles with internal combustion engines. The gasoline of commerce is typically blended with additives to improve its performance in internal combustion engines. Gasoline was also used in the early 1900's in making air gas, and in giving illuminating power to water gas. See Carburetor.
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Gasolene engine
Gasoline engine
{ Gas"o*line en"gine, or Gas"o*lene en"gine }. (Mach.) A kind of internal-combustion engine; -- in British countries called usually petrol engine.
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Gasometer
Gas*om"e*ter (? or ?), n. [Gas + -meter. Cf. F. gazomètre.] An apparatus for holding and measuring of gas; in gas works, a huge iron cylinder closed at one end and having the other end immersed in water, in which it is made to rise or fall, according to the volume of gas it contains, or the pressure required.

Gasometrical
Gasometric
{ Gas`o*met"ric (? or ?), Gas`o*met"ric*al (?), } a. Of or pertaining to the measurement of gases; as, gasometric analysis.
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Gasometry
Gas*om"e*try (? or ?), n. The art or practice of measuring gases; also, the science which treats of the nature and properties of these elastic fluids. Coxe.
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Gasoscope
Gas"o*scope (?), n. [Gas + -scope.] An apparatus for detecting the presence of any dangerous gas, from a gas leak in a coal mine or a dwelling house.
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Gasp
Gasp (g&adot_;sp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gasped (g&adot_;spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Gasping.] [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn, gasp, Icel. geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. gäspa, Dan. gispe to gasp.] 1. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.
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She gasps and struggles hard for life. Lloyd.
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2. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
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Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain. Spenser.
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Gasp
Gasp, v. t. To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
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And with short sobs he gasps away his breath. Dryden.
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Gasp
Gasp, n. The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.
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At the last gasp, at the point of death. Addison.
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Gaspereau
Gas"per*eau (?), n. (Zool.) The alewife. [Local, Canada]
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Gasserian
Gas*se"ri*an (?), a. Relating to Casserio (L. Gasserius), the discover of the Gasserian ganglion.
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Gasserian ganglion (Anat.), a large ganglion, at the root of the trigeminal, or fifth cranial, nerve.
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Gassing
Gas"sing (?), n. 1. (Manuf.) The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibers; any similar process of singeing.
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2. Boasting; insincere or empty talk. [Slang]
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Gassy
Gas"sy (?), a. 1. Full of gas; like gas. Hence: [Colloq.] Inflated; full of boastful or insincere talk.
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2. passing intestinal gas excessively; flatulent.
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Gast
Gast (g&adot_;st), v. t. [OE. gasten, g&aemacr_;sten to frighten, akin to Goth. usgaisjan. See Aghast, Ghastly, and cf. Gaze.] To make aghast; to frighten; to terrify. See Aghast. [Obs.] Chaucer. Shak.
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Gaster
Gast"er (?), v. t. To gast. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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Gasteromycetes
Gas`te*ro*my*ce"tes (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. &unr_; stomach + &unr_; a mushroom.] (Bot.) An order of fungi, in which the spores are borne inside a sac called the peridium, as in the puffballs.
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Gasterophilus
Gasterophilus n. The type genus of the Gasterophilidae, comprising the horse botflies.
Syn. -- genus Gasterophilus.
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Gasteropod
Gas"ter*o*pod (?), n. (Zool.) Same as Gastropod.
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Gasteropoda
Gas`te*rop`o*da (?), n. pl. (Zool.) Same as Gastropoda.
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Gasteropodous
Gas`ter*op"o*dous (?), a. (Zool.) Same as Gastropodous.

Gastly
Gastful
Gast"ful, Gast"ly (&unr_;), a. [Obs.] See Ghastful, Ghastly.
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Gastight
Gas"tight` (?), a. So tightly fitted as to preclude the escape of gas; impervious to gas.
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Gastness
Gast"ness (?), n. See Ghastness. [Obs.]
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Gastornis
Gas*tor"nis (?), n. [NL., from Gaston M. Plante, the discover + Gr. &unr_; bird.] (Paleon.) A genus of large eocene birds from the Paris basin.
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Gastraea
Gas*træ"a (?), n. [NL., from Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, the stomach.] (Biol.) A primeval larval form; a double-walled sac from which, according to the hypothesis of Haeckel, man and all other animals, that in the first stages of their individual evolution pass through a two-layered structural stage, or gastrula form, must have descended. This idea constitutes the Gastræa theory of Haeckel. See Gastrula.
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Gastralgia
Gas*tral"gi*a (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + &unr_; pain.] (Med.) Pain in the stomach or epigastrium, as in gastric disorders.
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Gastric
Gas"tric (?), a. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach: cf. F. gastrique.] Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the gastric artery.
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Gastric digestion (Physiol.), the conversion of the albuminous portion of food in the stomach into soluble and diffusible products by the solvent action of gastric juice. -- Gastric fever (Med.), a fever attended with prominent gastric symptoms; -- a name applied to certain forms of typhoid fever; also, to catarrhal inflammation of the stomach attended with fever. -- Gastric juice (Physiol.), a thin, watery fluid, with an acid reaction, secreted by a peculiar set of glands contained in the mucous membrane of the stomach. It consists mainly of dilute hydrochloric acid and the ferment pepsin. It is the most important digestive fluid in the body, but acts only on proteid foods. -- Gastric remittent fever (Med.), a form of remittent fever with pronounced stomach symptoms.
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Gastriloquist
Gas*tril"o*quist (?), n. [Gr. gasth`r, gastro`s, stomach + L. loqui to speak.] One who appears to speak from his stomach; a ventriloquist.
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Gastriloquous
Gas*tril"o*quous (?), a. Ventriloquous. [R.]
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Gastriloquy
Gas*tril"o*quy (?), n. A voice or utterance which appears to proceed from the stomach; ventriloquy.
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Gastritis
Gas*tri"tis (?), n. [NL., from. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the stomach, esp. of its mucuos membrane.
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Gastro-
Gas"tro- (?). A combining form from the Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, the stomach, or belly; as in gastrocolic, gastrocele, gastrotomy.
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Gastrocnemius
Gas`troc*ne"mi*us (?), n. [NL., from Gr. &unr_; the calf of the leg.] (Anat.) The muscle which makes the greater part of the calf of the leg.
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Gastrocolic
Gas`tro*col"ic (?), a. [Gastro- + colic.] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the stomach and the colon; as, the gastrocolic, or great, omentum.
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Gastrodisc
Gas`tro*disc (?), n. [Gastro- + disc.] (Biol.) That part of blastoderm where the hypoblast appears like a small disk on the inner face of the epibladst.
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Gastroduodenal
Gas`tro*du"o*de"nal (?), a. [Gastro- + -duodenal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the stomach and duodenum; as, the gastroduodenal artery.
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Gastroduodenitis
Gas`tro*du`o*de*ni"tis (?), n. [NL. See Gastroduodenal, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the stomach and duodenum. It is one of the most frequent causes of jaundice.
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Gastroelytrotomy
Gas`tro*el`y*trot"o*my (?), n. [Gastro- + Gr &unr_; sheath + &unr_; a cutting] (Surg.) The operation of cutting into the upper part of the vagina, through the abdomen (without opening the peritoneum), for the purpose of removing a fetus. It is a substitute for the Cæsarean operation, and less dangerous.
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Gastroenteric
Gas`tro*en*te"ric (?), a. [Gastro- + -enteric.] (Anat. & Med.) Gastrointestinal.
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Gastroenteritis
Gas`tro*en`te*ri"tis (?), n. [NL. See Gastroenrteric, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines.
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Gastroepiploic
Gas`tro*ep`i*plo"ic (?), a. [Gastro- + -epiploic.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the stomach and omentum.
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Gastrohepatic
Gas`tro*he*pat"ic (?), a. [Gastro- + -hepatic.] (Med.) Pertaining to the stomach and liver; hepatogastric; as, the gastrohepatic, or lesser, omentum.
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Gastrohysterotomy
Gas`tro*hys`ter*ot"o*my (?), n. [Gastro- + Gr. &unr_; womb + &unr_; to cut.] (Surg.) Cæsarean section. See under Cæsarean.
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Gastrointestinal
Gas`tro*in*tes"ti*nal (?), a. [Gastro- + -intestinal.] (Anat. & Med.) Of or pertaining to the stomach and intestines; gastroenteric.
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Gastrolith
Gas`tro*lith (?), n. [Gastro- + -lith.] (Zool.) See Crab's eyes, under Crab.
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Gastrology
Gas*trol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr &unr_;; &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + &unr_; discourse: cf. F. gastrologie.] The science which treats of the structure and functions of the stomach; a treatise of the stomach.
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Gastromalacia
Gas`tro*ma*la"ci*a (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + &unr_; softness, fr. &unr_; soft.] (Med.) A softening of the coats of the stomach; -- usually a post-morten change.
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Gastromancy
Gas`tro*man"cy (?), n. [Gastro- + -mancy: cf. F. gastromancy.] (Antiq.) (a) A kind of divination, by means of words seemingly uttered from the stomach. (b) A species of divination, by means of glasses or other round, transparent vessels, in the center of which figures are supposed to appear by magic art.
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Gastromyces
Gas`tro*my"ces (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + &unr_;, &unr_;, a fungus.] (Biol.) The fungoid growths sometimes found in the stomach; such as Torula, etc.
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Gastromyth
Gas"tro*myth (?), n. [Gastro- + Gr. &unr_; to say, speak.] One whose voice appears to proceed from the stomach; a ventriloquist. [Obs.]

Gastronomer
Gastronome
{ Gas"tro*nome (?), Gas*tron"o*mer (?), } n. [F. gastronome, fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + &unr_; law, &unr_; to distribute.] One fond of good living; an epicure. Sir W. Scott.

Gastronomical
Gastronomic
Gas`tro*nom"ic (?), Gas`tro*nom"ic*al (&unr_;), a. [Cf. F. gastronomique.] Pertaining to gastromony.
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Gastronomist
Gas*tron"o*mist (?), n. A gastromomer.
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Gastronomy
Gas*tron"o*my (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. gastronomie.] The art or science of good eating; epicurism; the art of good cheer.
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Gastrophrenic
Gas`tro*phren"ic (?), a. [Gastro- + -phrenic.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the stomach and diaphragm; as, the gastrophrenic ligament.
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Gastropneumatic
Gas`tro*pneu*mat"ic (?), a. [Gastro- + pneumatic.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the alimentary canal and air passages, and to the cavities connected with them; as, the gastropneumatic mucuos membranes.
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Gastropod
Gas"tro*pod (?), n. (Zool.) One of the Gastropoda. [Written also gasteropod.]
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Gastropoda
Gas*trop"o*da (?), n. pl., [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + -poda.] (Zool.) One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca. [Written also Gasteropoda.]
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&hand_; The Gastropoda are divided into three subclasses; viz.: (a) The Streptoneura or Dioecia, including the Pectinibranchiata, Rhipidoglossa, Docoglossa, and Heteropoda. (b) The Euthyneura, including the Pulmonata and Opisthobranchia. (c) The Amphineura, including the Polyplacophora and Aplacophora.
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Gastropodous
Gas*trop"o*dous (?), a. (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Gastropoda.
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Gastroraphy
Gas*tror"a*phy (?), n. [Gr.&unr_;; &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + &unr_; a sewing, fr. &unr_; to sew: cf. F. gastrorrhaphie.] (Surg.) The operation of sewing up wounds of the abdomen. Quincy.
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Gastroscope
Gas"tro*scope (?), n. [Gastro- + -scope.] (Med.) An instrument for viewing or examining the interior of the stomach.
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Gastroscopic
Gas`tro*scop"ic (?), a. Of or pertaining to gastroscopy.
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Gastroscopy
Gas*tros"co*py (?), n. (Med.) Examination of the abdomen or stomach, as with the gastroscope.
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Gastrosplenic
Gas`tro*splen"ic (?), n. [Gastro- + splenic.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the stomach and spleen; as, the gastrosplenic ligament.
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Gastrostege
Gas*tros"tege (?), n. [Gastro- + Gr. &unr_; roof.] (Zool.) One of the large scales on the belly of a serpent.
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Gastrostomy
Gas*tros"to*my (?), n. [Gastro- + Gr. &unr_; mouth.] (Surg.) The operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food.
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Gastrotomy
Gas*trot"o*my (?), n. [Gastro + Gr. &unr_; to cut: cf. F. gastrotomie.] (Surg.) A cutting into, or opening of, the abdomen or the stomach.
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Gastrotricha
Gas*trot"ri*cha (?), n. pl., [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; belly + &unr_;, &unr_;, hair.] (Zool.) A group of small wormlike animals, having cilia on the ventral side. The group is regarded as an ancestral or synthetic one, related to rotifers and annelids.
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Gastrotrocha
Gas*trot"ro*cha (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, stomach + &unr_; a wheel.] (Zool.) A form of annelid larva having cilia on the ventral side.
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Gastrovascular
Gas`tro*vas"cu*lar (?), a. [Gastro- + -vascular.] (Zool.) Having the structure, or performing the functions, both of digestive and circulatory organs; as, the gastrovascular cavity of cœlenterates.
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Gastrula
Gas"tru*la (?), n.; pl. Gastrulæ (#) [NL., dim. fr. Gr. &unr_; the stomach.] (Biol.) An embryonic form having its origin in the invagination or pushing in of the wall of the planula or blastula (the blastosphere) on one side, thus giving rise to a double-walled sac, with one opening or mouth (the blastopore) which leads into the cavity (the archenteron) lined by the inner wall (the hypoblast). See Illust. under Invagination. In a more general sense, an ideal stage in embryonic development. See Gastræa. -- a. Of or pertaining to a gastrula.
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Gastrulation
Gas`tru*la"tion (găs`tr&usdot_;*lā"shŭn), n. (Biol.) The process of invagination, in embryonic development, by which a gastrula is formed.
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Gastrura
Gas*tru"ra (găs*tr&usuml_;"r&adot_;), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. gasth`r belly + o'yra` tail.] (Zool.) See Stomatopoda.
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Gastrurous
Gas*tru"rous (găs*tr&usuml_;"rŭs), a. (Zool.) Pertaining to the Gastrura.
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Gat
Gat (găt), imp. of Get. [Obs.]
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Gatch
Gatch (găch), n. [Per. gach mortar.] Plaster as used in Persian architecture and decorative art.

Gatch decoration, decoration in plaster often producing design of great beauty. -- Gatch work, work in which gatch is employed; also, articles of gatch ornamentation collectively.
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Gate
Gate (gāt), n. [OE. &yogh_;et, &yogh_;eat, giat, gate, door, AS. geat, gat, gate, door; akin to OS., D., & Icel. gat opening, hole, and perh. to E. gate a way, gait, and get, v. Cf. Gate a way, 3d Get.] 1. A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
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2. An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
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Knowest thou the way to Dover?
Both stile and gate, horse way and footpath.
Shak.
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Opening a gate for a long war. Knolles.
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3. A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
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4. (Script.) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
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The gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matt. xvi. 18.
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5. In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
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6. (Founding) (a) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate. (b) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. [Written also geat and git.]
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Gate chamber, a recess in the side wall of a canal lock, which receives the opened gate. -- Gate channel. See Gate, 5. -- Gate hook, the hook-formed piece of a gate hinge. -- Gate money, entrance money for admission to an inclosure. -- Gate tender, one in charge of a gate, as at a railroad crossing. -- Gate valva, a stop valve for a pipe, having a sliding gate which affords a straight passageway when open. -- Gate vein (Anat.), the portal vein. -- To break gates (Eng. Univ.), to enter a college inclosure after the hour to which a student has been restricted. -- To stand in the gate or To stand in the gates, to occupy places or advantage, power, or defense.
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Gate
Gate, v. t. 1. To supply with a gate.
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2. (Eng. Univ.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
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Gate
Gate, n. [Icel. gata; akin to SW. gata street, lane, Dan. gade, Goth. gatwö, G. gasse. Cf. Gate a door, Gait.] 1. A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate). [O. Eng. & Scot.]
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I was going to be an honest man; but the devil has this very day flung first a lawyer, and then a woman, in my gate. Sir W. Scott.
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2. Manner; gait. [O. Eng. & Scot.]
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gateau
ga*teau", gâ*teau" (g&adot_;*tō"), n. [F. cake.] (Cookery) Any of various rich and elaborate cakes, particularly a light sponge cake having a rich filling or rich icing, such as gateau foret noire (Black Forest Cake).
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gatecrash
gate"crash` v. t. To enter uninvited into a party or other social event.
Syn. -- intrude, barge in, crash, gate-crash, irrupt.
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gatecrasher
gate"crash`er v. t. A person who enters into a party or other social event without an invitation, or into a theater or other public performance without a ticket.
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gate-crashing
gate-crashing adj. entering a gathering uninvited; as, gate-crashing guests disrupted the party.
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Gated
Gat"ed (gāt"&ebreve_;d), a. Having gates. Young.
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Gatehouse
Gate"house` (gāt"hous`), n. A house connected or associated with a gate.
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Gateless
Gate"less, a. Having no gate.
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Gateman
Gate"man (gāt"m&aitalic_;n), n. A gate keeper; a gate tender.
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Gatepost
Gate"post` (gāt"pōst`), n. 1. A post to which a gate is hung; -- called also swinging post or hinging post.
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2. A post against which a gate closes; -- called also shutting post.
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Gateway
Gate"way` (gāt"wā`), n. A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.
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Gatewise
Gate"wise` (gāt"wīz`), adv. In the manner of a gate.
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Three circles of stones set up gatewise. Fuller.
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Gather
Gath"er (gă&thlig_;"&etilde_;r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gathered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gathering.] [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr. gador, geador, together, fr. gæd fellowship; akin to E. good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate, also companion, Goth. gadiliggs a sister's son. √29. See Good, and cf. Together.]
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1. To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
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And Belgium's capital had gathered them
Her beauty and her chivalry.
Byron.
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When he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together. Matt. ii. 4.
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2. To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
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A rose just gathered from the stalk. Dryden.
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Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matt. vii. 16.
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Gather us from among the heathen. Ps. cvi. 47.
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3. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
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He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. Prov. xxviii. 8.
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To pay the creditor . . . he must gather up money by degrees. Locke.
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4. To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
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Gathering his flowing robe, he seemed to stand
In act to speak, and graceful stretched his hand.
Pope.
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5. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
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Let me say no more!
Gather the sequel by that went before.
Shak.
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6. To gain; to win. [Obs.]
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He gathers ground upon her in the chase. Dryden.
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7. (Arch.) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
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8. (Naut.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
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To be gathered to one's people or To be gathered to one's fathers to die. Gen. xxv. 8. -- To gather breath, to recover normal breathing after being out of breath; to get one's breath; to rest. Spenser. -- To gather one's self together, to collect and dispose one's powers for a great effort, as a beast crouches preparatory to a leap. -- To gather way (Naut.), to begin to move; to move with increasing speed.
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Gather
Gath"er (?), v. i. 1. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
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When small humors gather to a gout. Pope.
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Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes.
Tennyson.
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2. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
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Their snowball did not gather as it went. Bacon.
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3. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
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4. To collect or bring things together.
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Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed. Matt. xxv. 26.
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Gather
Gath"er, n. 1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
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2. (Carriage Making) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
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3. (Arch.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
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Gatherable
Gath"er*a*ble (?), a. Capable of being gathered or collected; deducible from premises. [R.] Godwin.
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Gatherer
Gath"er*er (?), n. 1. One who gathers or collects.
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2. (Sewing Machine) An attachment for making gathers in the cloth.
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Gathering
Gath"er*ing, n. 1. The act of collecting or bringing together.
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2. That which is gathered, collected, or brought together; as: (a) A crowd; an assembly; a congregation. (b) A charitable contribution; a collection. (c) A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.
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Gathering
Gath"er*ing, a. Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.
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Gathering board (Bookbinding), a table or board on which signatures are gathered or assembled, to form a book. Knight. -- Gathering coal, a lighted coal left smothered in embers over night, about which kindling wood is gathered in the morning. -- Gathering hoop, a hoop used by coopers to draw together the ends of barrel staves, to allow the hoops to be slipped over them. -- Gathering peat. (a) A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a fire. (b) In Scotland, a fiery peat which was sent round by the Borderers as an alarm signal, as the fiery cross was by the Highlanders.
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Gatling gun
Gat"ling gun` (&unr_;). [From the inventor, R.J. Gatling.] An American machine gun, consisting of a cluster of barrels which, being revolved by a crank, are automatically loaded and fired.
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&hand_; The improved Gatling gun can be fired at the rate of 1,200 shots per minute. Farrow.
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GATT
GATT prop. n. [General Agreement on Tarriffs and Trade.] a United Nations agency created by a multinational treaty to promote trade by the reduction of tariffs and import quotas. [acronym]
Syn. -- General Agreement on Tarriffs and Trade.
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Gatten tree
Gat"ten tree` (?). [Cf. Prov. E. gatter bush.] (Bot.) A name given to the small trees called guelder-rose (Viburnum Opulus), cornel (Cornus sanguinea), and spindle tree (Euonymus Europæus).
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Gat-toothed
Gat"-toothed` (?), a. [OE. gat goat + tooth. See Goat the animal.] Goat-toothed; having a lickerish tooth; lustful; wanton. [Obs.]
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Gauche
Gauche (gōsh), n. [F.] 1. Left handed; hence, awkward; clumsy.
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2. (Geom.) Winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces.
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3. Lacking grace and perceptivity in social situations; crude; tactless; socially inept.
Syn. -- graceless; unsophisticated.
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4. (Chem.) Not planar; -- of molecules or molecular conformations.
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gaucheness
gauche"ness n. an impolite manner that is vulgar and lacking tact or refinement.
Syn. -- crudeness, crudity.
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Gaucherie
Gauche`rie" (?), n. [F.] An awkward action; clumsiness; boorishness.
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Gaucho
Gau"cho (gou"ch&ouptack_;), n., pl. Gauchos (gou"ch&ouptack_;z) [Sp.] One of the native inhabitants of the South American pampas, of Spanish-American descent. They live mostly by rearing cattle. Hence, a South American cowboy, especially on the pampas.
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2. A member of an Indian population, somewhat affected by Spanish blood, in the archipelagoes off the Chilean coast.
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Gaud
Gaud (?), n. [OE. gaude jest, trick, gaudi bead of a rosary, fr. L. gaudium joy, gladness. See Joy.] 1. Trick; jest; sport. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. Deceit; fraud; artifice; device. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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3. An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket. “An idle gaud.” Shak.
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Gaud
Gaud, v. i. [Cf. F. se gaudir to rejoice, fr. L. gaudere. See Gaud, n.] To sport or keep festival. [Obs.]Gauding with his familiars. ” [Obs.] Sir T. North.
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Gaud
Gaud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gauding.] To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint. [Obs.] “Nicely gauded cheeks.” Shak.
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Gaudeamus
Gaudeamus Igitur
Gaudeamus, Gaudeamus igitur (gou`dā*&adot_;"m&oobreve_;s`), pr. n. [L.] The name of a Latin song originating in the thirteenth century, celebrating the joy of youth as students in a university, and suggesting that they take advantage of youth before they succomb to inevitable old age and death. It is still sung by students, often with verses altered to include themes pertinent to particular schools.

Gaudeamus Igitur

Gaudeamus igitur Let us rejoice therefore
Juvenes dum sumus While we are young.
Post jucundum juventutem After a pleasant youth
Post molestam senectutem After a troublesome old age
Nos habebit humus. The earth will have us.

Ubi sunt qui ante nos Where are they
In mundo fuere? Who were in the world before us?
Vadite ad superos You may cross over to heaven
Transite in inferos You may go to hell
Hos si vis videre. If you wish to see them.

Vita nostra brevis est Our life is brief
Brevi finietur. It will be finished shortly.
Venit mors velociter Death comes quickly
Rapit nos atrociter Atrociously, it snatches us away.
Nemini parcetur. No one is spared.

Vivat academia Long live the academy!
Vivant professores Long live the teachers!
Vivat membrum quodlibet Long live each male student!
Vivat membra quaelibet Long live each female student!
Semper sint in flore. May they always flourish!

Vivant omnes virgines Long live all maidens
Faciles, formosae. Easy and beautiful!
Vivant et mulieres Long live mature women also,
Tenerae amabiles Tender and loveable
Bonae laboriosae. And full of good labor.

Vivant et republica Long live the State
et qui illam regit. And the One who rules it!
Vivat nostra civitas, Long live our City
Maecenatum caritas And the charity of benefactors
Quae nos hic protegit. Which protects us here!

Pereat tristitia, Let sadness perish!
Pereant osores. Let haters perish!
Pereat diabolus, Let the devil perish!
Quivis antiburschius Let whoever is against our school
Atque irrisores. Who laughs at it, perish!

(Latin verses by C. W. Kindeleben 1781)
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Gaud-day
Gaud"-day` (?), n. See Gaudy, a feast.
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Gaudery
Gaud"er*y (?), n. Finery; ornaments; ostentatious display. [R.] “Tarnished gaudery.” Dryden.
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Gaudful
Gaud"ful (?), a. Joyful; showy. [Obs.]
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Gaudily
Gaud"i*ly (?), adv. In a gaudy manner. Guthrie.
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Gaudiness
Gaud"i*ness, n. The quality of being gaudy. Whitlock.
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Gaudish
Gaud"ish, a. Gaudy.Gaudish ceremonies.” Bale.
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Gaudless
Gaud"less, a. Destitute of ornament. [R.]
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Gaudy
Gaud"y (?), a. [Compar. Gaudier (?); superl. Gauidiest.] 1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.
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Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy.
Shak.
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2. Gay; merry; festal. Tennyson.
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Let's have one other gaudy night. Shak.
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Gaudy
Gaud"y, n.; pl. Gaudies (#) [See Gaud, n.] One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited. [Obs.] Gower.
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Gaudy
Gaud"y, n. A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day. [Oxford Univ.] Conybeare.
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Gaudygreen
Gaud"y*green` (?), a. or n. [OE. gaude grene.] Light green. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
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Gauffer
Gauf"fer (?), v. t. [F. gaufrer to figure cloth, velvet, and other stuffs, fr. gaufre honeycomb, waffle; of German origin. See Waffle, Wafer, and cf. Goffer, Gopher an animal.] To plait, crimp, or flute; to goffer, as lace. See Goffer.
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Gauffering
Gauf"fer*ing (?), n. A mode of plaiting or fluting.
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Gauffering iron, a kind of fluting iron for fabrics. -- Gauffering press (Flower Manuf.), a press for crimping the leaves and petals into shape.
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Gauffre
Gauf"fre (?), n. [See Gopher.] (Zool.) A gopher, esp. the pocket gopher.
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Gauge
Gauge (gāj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gauged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gauging (?)] [OF. gaugier, F. jauger, cf. OF. gauge gauge, measuring rod, F. jauge; of uncertain origin; perh. fr. an assumed L. qualificare to determine the qualities of a thing (see Qualify); but cf. also F. jalon a measuring stake in surveying, and E. gallon.] [Written also gage.]
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1. To measure or determine with a gauge.
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2. To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
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3. (Mech.) To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
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The vanes nicely gauged on each side. Derham.
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4. To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.
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5. To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.
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You shall not gauge me
By what we do to-night.
Shak.
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Gauge
Gauge, n. [Written also gage.] 1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.
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This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by. Moxon.
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There is not in our hands any fixed gauge of minds. I. Taylor.
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2. Measure; dimensions; estimate.
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The gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt. Burke.
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3. (Mach. & Manuf.) Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge.
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4. (Physics) Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
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5. (Naut.) (a) Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it. (b) The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water. Totten.
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6. The distance between the rails of a railway.
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&hand_; The standard gauge of railroads in most countries is four feet, eight and one half inches. Wide, or broad, gauge, in the United States, is six feet; in England, seven feet, and generally any gauge exceeding standard gauge. Any gauge less than standard gauge is now called narrow gauge. It varies from two feet to three feet six inches.
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7. (Plastering) The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting.
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8. (Building) That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.
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Gauge of a carriage, car, etc., the distance between the wheels; -- ordinarily called the track. -- Gauge cock, a stop cock used as a try cock for ascertaining the height of the water level in a steam boiler. -- Gauge concussion (Railroads), the jar caused by a car-wheel flange striking the edge of the rail. -- Gauge glass, a glass tube for a water gauge. -- Gauge lathe, an automatic lathe for turning a round object having an irregular profile, as a baluster or chair round, to a templet or gauge. -- Gauge point, the diameter of a cylinder whose altitude is one inch, and contents equal to that of a unit of a given measure; -- a term used in gauging casks, etc. -- Gauge rod, a graduated rod, for measuring the capacity of barrels, casks, etc. -- Gauge saw, a handsaw, with a gauge to regulate the depth of cut. Knight. -- Gauge stuff, a stiff and compact plaster, used in making cornices, moldings, etc., by means of a templet. -- Gauge wheel, a wheel at the forward end of a plow beam, to determine the depth of the furrow. -- Joiner's gauge, an instrument used to strike a line parallel to the straight side of a board, etc. -- Printer's gauge, an instrument to regulate the length of the page. -- Rain gauge, an instrument for measuring the quantity of rain at any given place. -- Salt gauge, or Brine gauge, an instrument or contrivance for indicating the degree of saltness of water from its specific gravity, as in the boilers of ocean steamers. -- Sea gauge, an instrument for finding the depth of the sea. -- Siphon gauge, a glass siphon tube, partly filled with mercury, -- used to indicate pressure, as of steam, or the degree of rarefaction produced in the receiver of an air pump or other vacuum; a manometer. -- Sliding gauge. (Mach.) (a) A templet or pattern for gauging the commonly accepted dimensions or shape of certain parts in general use, as screws, railway-car axles, etc. (b) A gauge used only for testing other similar gauges, and preserved as a reference, to detect wear of the working gauges. (c) (Railroads) See Note under Gauge, n., 5. -- Star gauge (Ordnance), an instrument for measuring the diameter of the bore of a cannon at any point of its length. -- Steam gauge, an instrument for measuring the pressure of steam, as in a boiler. -- Tide gauge, an instrument for determining the height of the tides. -- Vacuum gauge, a species of barometer for determining the relative elasticities of the vapor in the condenser of a steam engine and the air. -- Water gauge. (a) A contrivance for indicating the height of a water surface, as in a steam boiler; as by a gauge cock or glass. (b) The height of the water in the boiler. -- Wind gauge, an instrument for measuring the force of the wind on any given surface; an anemometer. -- Wire gauge, a gauge for determining the diameter of wire or the thickness of sheet metal; also, a standard of size. See under Wire.
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Gaugeable
Gauge"a*ble (?), a. Capable of being gauged.
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Gauged
Gauged (?), p. a. Tested or measured by, or conformed to, a gauge.
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Gauged brick, brick molded, rubbed, or cut to an exact size and shape, for arches or ornamental work. -- Gauged mortar. See Gauge stuff, under Gauge, n.
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Gauger
Gau"ger (?), n. One who gauges; an officer whose business it is to ascertain the contents of casks.
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Gauger-ship
Gau"ger-ship, n. The office of a gauger.
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Gauging rod
Gau"ging rod`. See Gauge rod, under Gauge, n.
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Gaul
Gaul (?), n. [F. Gaule, fr. L. Gallia, fr. Gallus a Gaul.] 1. The Anglicized form of Gallia, which in the time of the Romans included France and Upper Italy (Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul).
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2. A native or inhabitant of Gaul.
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Gaulish
Gaul"ish (?), a. Pertaining to ancient France, or Gaul; Gallic. [R.]
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Gault
Gault (?), n. [Cf. Norw. gald hard ground, Icel. gald hard snow.] (Geol.) A series of beds of clay and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period.
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Gaultheria
Gaul*the"ri*a (?), n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and, often, edible berries. It includes the American winter-green (Gaultheria procumbens), and the larger-fruited salal of Northwestern America (Gaultheria Shallon).
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gaumless
gaum"less adj. stupid. Oposite of smart. [British informal]
Syn. -- gormless.
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Gaunt
Gaunt (?), a. [Cf. Norw. gand a thin pointed stick, a tall and thin man, and W. gwan weak.] Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim. “The gaunt mastiff.” Pope.
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A mysterious but visible pestilence, striding gaunt and fleshless across our land. Nichols.
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Gauntlet
Gaunt"let (?), n. (Mil.) See Gantlet.
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Gauntlet
Gaunt"let (?), n. [F. gantelet, dim. of gant glove, LL. wantus, of Teutonic origin; cf. D. want, Sw. & Dan. vante, Icel. vöttr, for vantr.] 1. A glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds.
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&hand_; The gauntlet of the Middle Ages was sometimes of chain mail, sometimes of leather partly covered with plates, scales, etc., of metal sewed to it, and, in the 14th century, became a glove of small steel plates, carefully articulated and covering the whole hand except the palm and the inside of the fingers.
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2. A long glove, covering the wrist.
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3. (Naut.) A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying.
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To take up the gauntlet, to accept a challenge. -- To throw down the gauntlet, to offer or send a challenge. The gauntlet or glove was thrown down by the knight challenging, and was taken up by the one who accepted the challenge; -- hence the phrases.
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Gauntletted
Gaunt"lett*ed, a. Wearing a gauntlet.
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Gauntly
Gaunt"ly, adv. In a gaunt manner; meagerly.

Gauntry
Gauntree
{ Gaun"tree (?), Gaun"try (?), } n. [F. chantier, LL. cantarium, fr. L. canterius trellis, sort of frame.] 1. A frame for supporting barrels in a cellar or elsewhere. Sir W. Scott.
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2. (Engin.) A scaffolding or frame carrying a crane or other structure. Knight.
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Gaur
Gaur (g&asuml_;r or gour), n. [Native name.] (Zool.) An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition. [Spelt also gour.]
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Gaure
Gaure (g&asuml_;r), v. i. To gaze; to stare. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gauss
Gauss (gous), n. [So named after Karl F. Gauss, a German mathematician.] 1. (Elec.) The C.G.S. unit of density of magnetic field, equal to a field of one line of force per square centimeter, being thus adopted as an international unit at Paris in 1900; sometimes used as a unit of intensity of magnetic field. It was previously suggested as a unit of magnetomotive force.
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2. Karl F. Gauss, a German mathematician.
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Gaussage
Gauss"age (?), n. (Elec.) The intensity of a magnetic field expressed in C.G.S. units, or gausses.
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Gaussian
Gaussian prop. adj. of or pertaining to Gauss{2}; as, a Gaussian distribution.
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gaussmeter
gauss"me*ter n. an instrument to compare strengths of magnetic fields.
Syn. -- magnetometer.
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Gautama
Gau"ta*ma (gou"t&adot_;*m&adot_;), prop. n. The family name of Buddha, the founder of Buddhism; born ca. 563 b.c., died ca. 483 b.c. In He is worshipped by Buddhists as a god. See Buddha. [Also spelled Gotama.]
Syn. -- Buddha, the Buddha, Siddhartha, Gotama, Gautama Buddha.
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Gauze
Gauze (g&asuml_;z), n. [F. gaze; so called because it was first introduced from Gaza, a city of Palestine.] A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze.
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Gauze dresser, one employed in stiffening gauze.
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Gauze
Gauze, a. Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light; as, gauze merino underclothing.
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Gauziness
Gauz"i*ness (?), n. The quality of being gauzy; flimsiness. Ruskin.
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Gauzy
Gauz"y (?), a. Pertaining to, or resembling, gauze; thin and slight as gauze.
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Gavage
Ga`vage" (g&adot_;`v&adot_;zh"), n. [F., fr. gaver to gorge.] Forced feeding (as of poultry or infants) by means of a tube passed through the mouth down to the stomach.
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Gave
Gave (gāv), imp. of Give.
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Gavel
Gav"el (găv"&ebreve_;l), n. A gable. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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Gavel
Gav"el, n. [OF. gavelle, F. javelle, prob. dim. from L. capulus handle, fr. capere to lay hold of, seize; or cf. W. gafael hold, grasp. Cf. Heave.] A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle. Wright.
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Gavel
Gav"el, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] 1. The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc.
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2. A mason's setting maul. Knight.
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Gavel
Gav"el, n. [OF. gavel, AS. gafol, prob. fr. gifan to give. See Give, and cf. Gabel tribute.] (Law) Tribute; toll; custom. [Obs.] See Gabel. Cowell.
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Gavelet
Gav"el*et (?), n. [From Gavel tribute.] (O. Eng. Law) An ancient special kind of cessavit used in Kent and London for the recovery of rent. [Obs.]
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Gavelkind
Gav"el*kind` (?), n. [OE. gavelkynde, gavelkende. See Gavel tribute, and Kind, n.] (O. Eng. Law) A tenure by which land descended from the father to all his sons in equal portions, and the land of a brother, dying without issue, descended equally to his brothers. It still prevails in the county of Kent. Cowell.
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Gaveloche
Gav"e*loche (?), n. Same as Gavelock.
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Gavelock
Gav"e*lock (?), n. [OE. gaveloc a dart, AS. gafeluc; cf. Icel. gaflok, MHG. gabil&unr_;t, OF. gavelot, glavelot, F. javelot, Ir. gabhla spear, W. gaflach fork, dart, E. glave, gaff] 1. A spear or dart. [R. & Obs.]
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2. An iron crow or lever. [Scot. & North of Eng.]
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Gaverick
Ga"ver*ick (?), n. (Zool.) The European red gurnard (Trigla cuculus). [Prov. Eng.]
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Gavidae
Gavidae prop. n. A natural family of birds including the loons.
Syn. -- family Gavidae.
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Gaviiformes
Gaviiformes prop. n. An order of large aquatic birds, including loons and some extinct forms.
Syn. -- order Gaviiformes.
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Gaviae
Ga"viæ (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. gavia a sea mew.] (Zool.) The division of birds which includes the gulls and terns.
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Gavial
Ga"vi*al (gā"v&ibreve_;*&aitalic_;l), n. [Hind. gha&rsdot_;iyāl: cf. F. gavial.] (Zool.) A large Asiatic crocodilian (Gavialis Gangeticus); -- called also nako, and Gangetic crocodile.
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&hand_; The gavial has a long, slender muzzle, teeth of nearly uniform size, and feet completely webbed. It inhabits the Ganges and other rivers of India. The name is also applied to several allied fossil species.
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Gavotte
Gavot
Gav"ot, Gav"otte (? or ?; 277), n. [F. gavotte, fr. Gavots, a people inhabiting a mountainous district in France, called Gap.] (Mus.) A kind of difficult, old formal French dance in quadruple time. [wns=1]
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2. Music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte, having a dance tune which has two brisk and lively, yet dignified, strains in common time, each played twice over. [wns=2]
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Gawby
Gaw"by (g&asuml_;"b&ybreve_;), n. A baby; a dunce. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gawk
Gawk (g&asuml_;k), n. [OE. gok, gowk, cuckoo, fool, Icel. gaukr cuckoo; akin to OHG. gouh, G. gauch cuckoo, fool, AS. géac cuckoo, Sw. gök, Dan. giög] 1. A cuckoo. Johnson.
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2. A simpleton; a booby; a gawky. Carlyle.
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Gawk
Gawk, v. i. 1. To act like a gawky.
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2. To stare with empty-minded fascination; to stare stupidly; to gape; -- usually used with at.
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Gawky
Gawk"y (g&asuml_;k"&ybreve_;), a. [Compar. Gawkier (g&asuml_;k"&ibreve_;*&etilde_;r); superl. Gawkiest.] Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.
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Gawn
Gawn (g&asuml_;n), n. [Corrupted fr. gallon.] A small tub or lading vessel. [Prov. Eng.] Johnson.
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Gawntree
Gawn"tree (?), n. See Gauntree.
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Gay
Gay (gā), a. [Compar. Gayer (?); superl. Gayest.] [F. gai, perhaps fr. OHG. g&unr_;hi swift, rapid, G. gäh, jäh, steep, hasty; or cf. OHG. w&unr_;hi beatiful, good. Cf. Jay.]
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1. Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
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Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay. Pope.
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Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed. Gray.
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2. Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.
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Why is my neighbor's wife so gay? Chaucer.
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A bevy of fair women, richly gay
In gems and wanton dress!
Milton.
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3. Loose; dissipated; lewd. [Colloq.]

Syn. -- Merry; gleeful; blithe; airy; lively; sprightly, sportive; light-hearted; frolicsome; jolly; jovial; joyous; joyful; glad; showy; splendid; vivacious.
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Gay
Gay, n. An ornament [Obs.] L'Estrange.
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Gayal
Gay"al (?), n. [Native name.] (Zool.) A Southern Asiatic species of wild cattle (Bibos frontalis).
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Gaydiang
Gay"di*ang (?), n. (Naut.) A vessel of Anam, with two or three masts, lofty triangular sails, and in construction somewhat resembling a Chinese junk.
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Gayety
Gay"e*ty (?), n.; pl. Gayeties (&unr_;). [Written also gaiety.] [F. gaieté. See Gay, a.] 1. The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; -- used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the season.
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2. Finery; show; as, the gayety of dress.

Syn. -- Liveliness; mirth; animation; vivacity; glee; blithesomeness; sprightliness; jollity. See Liveliness.
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Gayley process
Gay"ley proc"ess. (Med.) The process of removing moisture from the blast of an iron blast furnace by reducing its temperature so far that it will not remain suspended as vapor in the blast current, but will be deposited as snow in the cooling apparatus. The resultant uniformly dehydrated blast effects great economy in fuel consumption, and promotes regularity of furnace operation, and certainty of furnace control.
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Gaylussite
Gay"lus*site` (?), n. [Named after Gay-Lussac, the French chemist.] (Min.) A yellowish white, translucent mineral, consisting of the carbonates of lime and soda, with water.
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Gayly
Gay"ly (?), adv. [Also spelled gaily.] 1. With mirth and frolic; merrily; blithely; gleefully.
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2. Finely; splendidly; showily; as, ladies gayly dressed; a flower gayly blooming. Pope.
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Gayne
Gayne (?), v. i. [See Gain.] To avail. [Obs.]
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Gayness
Gay"ness (?), n. Gayety; finery. [R.]
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Gaysome
Gay"some (?), a. Full of gayety. Mir. for Mag.
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Gaytre
Gay"tre (?), n. [See Gaitre.] The dogwood tree. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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gay-wings
gay-wings n. A common trailing perennial milkwort (Polygala paucifolia) of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals.
Syn. -- flowering wintergreen, gaywings, bird-on-the-wing, fringed polygala, Polygala paucifolia.
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gazania
gazania n. any plant of the genus Gazania valued for their showy daisy flowers.
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Gaze
Gaze (gāz), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gazed (gāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gazing.] [OE. gasen, akin to dial. Sw. gasa, cf. Goth. us-gaisjan to terrify, us-geisnan to be terrified. Cf. Aghast, Ghastly, Ghost, Hesitate.] To fix the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention.
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Why stand ye gazing up into heaven? Acts i. 11.

Syn. -- To gape; stare; look. -- To Gaze, Gape, Stare. To gaze is to look with fixed and prolonged attention, awakened by excited interest or elevated emotion; to gape is to look fixedly, with open mouth and feelings of ignorant wonder; to stare is to look with the fixedness of insolence or of idiocy. The lover of nature gazes with delight on the beauties of the landscape; the rustic gapes with wonder at the strange sights of a large city; the idiot stares on those around with a vacant look.
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Gaze
Gaze, v. t. To view with attention; to gaze on . [R.]
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And gazed a while the ample sky. Milton.
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Gaze
Gaze, n. 1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
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With secret gaze
Or open admiration him behold.
Milton.
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2. The object gazed on.
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Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze. Milton.
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At gaze (a) (Her.) With the face turned directly to the front; -- said of the figures of the stag, hart, buck, or hind, when borne, in this position, upon an escutcheon. (b) In a position expressing sudden fear or surprise; -- a term used in stag hunting to describe the manner of a stag when he first hears the hounds and gazes round in apprehension of some hidden danger; hence, standing agape; idly or stupidly gazing.
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I that rather held it better men should perish one by one,
Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon!
Tennyson.
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Gazeebo
Ga*zee"bo (?), n. [Humorously formed from gaze.] A summerhouse so situated as to command an extensive prospect. [Colloq.]
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Gazeful
Gaze"ful (?), a. Gazing. [R.] Spenser.
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Gazehound
Gaze"hound` (?), n. A hound that pursues by the sight rather than by the scent. Sir W. Scott.
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Gazel
Ga"zel (?), n. The black currant; also, the wild plum. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gazel
Ga*zel" (?), n. (Zool.) See Gazelle.
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Gazelle
Ga*zelle" (?), n. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghaz&unr_;l a wild goat.] (Zool.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes. [Written also gazel.]

&hand_; The common species of Northern Africa (Gazella dorcas); the Arabian gazelle, or ariel (G. Arabica); the mohr of West Africa (G. mohr); the Indian (G. Bennetti); the ahu or Persian (G. subgutturosa); and the springbok or tsebe (G. euchore) of South Africa, are the best known.
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Gazement
Gaze"ment (?), n. View. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Gazer
Gaz"er (?), n. One who gazes.
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Gazet
Ga*zet (?), n. [It. gazeta, gazzetta, prob. dim. of L. gaza royal treasure.] A Venetian coin, worth about three English farthings, or one and a half cents. [Obs.]
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Gazette
Ga*zette" (?), n. [F. gazette, It. gazzetta, perh. from gazetta a Venetian coin (see Gazet), said to have been the price of the first newspaper published at Venice; or perh. dim. of gazza magpie, a name perh. applied to the first newspaper; cf. OHG. agalstra magpie, G. elster.] A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; esp., the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.
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Gazette
Ga*zette", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gazetted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gazetting.] To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially, as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy.
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Gazetteer
Gaz`et*teer" (?), n. [Cf. F. gazetier.] 1. A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority. Johnson.
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2. A newspaper; a gazette. [Obs.] Burke.
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3. A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places.
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4. An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.
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Gazingstock
Gaz"ing*stock` (?), n. A person or thing gazed at with scorn or abhorrence; an object of curiosity or contempt. Bp. Hall.
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Gazogene
Gaz"o*gene (?), n. [F. gazogène; gaz gas + -gène, E. -gen.] A portable apparatus for making soda water or aërated liquids on a small scale. Knight.
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Gazon
Ga*zon" (?), n. [F. gazon turf, fr. OHG. waso, G. wasen.] (Fort.) One of the pieces of sod used to line or cover parapets and the faces of earthworks.
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Ge
Ge n. The chemical symbol for germanium, a metalloid element of atomic number 32. See germanium. [wns=1]
Syn. -- germanium.
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Ge
Ge n. (Mythol.) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology. See Gaea. [wns=2]
Syn. -- Gaea, Gaia.
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Ge-
Ge- (?). An Anglo-Saxon prefix. See Y-.
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Geal
Geal (?), v. i. [F. geler, fr. L. gelare, fr. gelu. See Gelid.] To congeal. [Obs. or Scot.]
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Gean
Gean (?), n. [F. guigne the fruit of the gean; cf. OHG. wīhsila, G. weichsel.] (Bot.) A species of cherry tree common in Europe (Prunus avium); also, the fruit, which is usually small and dark in color.
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Geanticlinal
Ge`an*ti*cli"nal (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; the earth + E. anticlinal.] (Geol.) An upward bend or flexure of a considerable portion of the earth's crust, resulting in the formation of a class of mountain elevations called anticlinoria; -- opposed to geosynclinal.
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Gear
Gear (gēr), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garawī, garwī ornament, dress. See Yare, and cf. Garb dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments.
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Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear. Spenser.
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2. Goods; property; household stuff. Chaucer.
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Homely gear and common ware. Robynson (More's Utopia).
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3. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
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Clad in a vesture of unknown gear. Spenser.
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4. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
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5. Warlike accouterments. [Scot.] Jamieson.
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6. Manner; custom; behavior. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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7. Business matters; affairs; concern. [Obs.]
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Thus go they both together to their gear. Spenser.
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8. (Mech.) (a) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively. (b) An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe. (c) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear.
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9. pl. (Naut.) See 1st Jeer (b).
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10. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Wright.
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That servant of his that confessed and uttered this gear was an honest man. Latimer.
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Bever gear. See Bevel gear. -- Core gear, a mortise gear, or its skeleton. See Mortise wheel, under Mortise. -- Expansion gear (Steam Engine), the arrangement of parts for cutting off steam at a certain part of the stroke, so as to leave it to act upon the piston expansively; the cut-off. See under Expansion. -- Feed gear. See Feed motion, under Feed, n. -- Gear cutter, a machine or tool for forming the teeth of gear wheels by cutting. -- Gear wheel, any cogwheel. -- Running gear. See under Running. -- To throw in gear or To throw out of gear (Mach.), to connect or disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc.); to put in, or out of, working relation.
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Gear
Gear (gēr) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Geared (gērd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gearing.] 1. To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
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2. (Mach.) To provide with gearing.
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3. To adapt toward some specific purpose; as, they geared their advertising for maximum effect among teenagers.
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Double geared, driven through twofold compound gearing, to increase the force or speed; -- said of a machine.
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Gear
Gear, v. i. (Mach.) To be in, or come into, gear.
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gearbox
gear"box` n. the metal casing in which a train of gears is sealed.
Syn. -- gear case.
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Gearing
Gear"ing, n. 1. Harness.
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2. (Mach.) The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of a locomotive engine; belt gearing; esp., a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery.
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Frictional gearing. See under Frictional. -- Gearing chain, an endless chain transmitting motion from one sprocket wheel to another. See Illust. of Chain wheel. -- Spur gearing, gearing in which the teeth or cogs are ranged round either the concave or the convex surface (properly the latter) of a cylindrical wheel; -- for transmitting motion between parallel shafts, etc.
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geartrain
gear"train` n. a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed.
Syn. -- gearing, gears, power train, train.
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gear up
gear` up" n. To prepare (for an event or activity); as, to gear up for the election campaign.
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Geason
Gea"son (?), a. [OE. gesen, geson, rare, scanty, AS. g&unr_;sne barren, wanting. Cf. Geest.] Rare; wonderful. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Geastrum
Geastrum prop. n. The type genus of the Geastraceae, consisting of fungi whose outer peridium when dry splits into starlike segments.
Syn. -- genus Geastrum.
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Geat
Geat (gēt), n. [See Gate a door.] (Founding) The channel or spout through which molten metal runs into a mold in casting. [Written also git, gate.]
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Geb
Geb n. (Mythol.) The god of the earth; father of Osiris and Isis.
Syn. -- Keb.
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Gecarcinian
Ge`car*cin"i*an (jē`kär*s&ibreve_;n"&ibreve_;*&aitalic_;n), n. [Gr. gh^ earth + karki`nos crab.] (Zool.) A land crab of the genus Gecarcinus, or of allied genera.
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Geck
Geck (?), n. [D. gek fool, fop; akin to G. geck; cf. Icel. gikkr a pert, rude person.] 1. Scorn, derision, or contempt. [Prov. Eng.]
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2. An object of scorn; a dupe; a gull. [Obs.]
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To become the geck and scorn
O'the other's villainy.
Shak.
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Geck
Geck, v. t. [Cf. OD. ghecken, G. gecken. See Geck, n.]
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1. To deride; to scorn; to mock. [Prov. Eng.]
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2. To cheat; trick, or gull. [Obs.] Johnson.
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Geck
Geck, v. i. To jeer; to show contempt. Sir W. Scott.
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Gecko
Geck"o (g&ebreve_;k"&ouptack_;), n.; pl. Geckoes (g&ebreve_;k"ōz). [Cf. F. & G. gecko; -- so called from the sound which the animal utters.] (Zool.) Any lizard of the family Geckonidæ. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the United States. See Wall gecko, Fanfoot.
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Geckotian
Geck*o"tian (?), n. (Zool.) A gecko.
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Gedd
Ged
Ged, Gedd (&unr_;), n. The European pike.
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Gee
Gee (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Geed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Geeing.] 1. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq. or Prov. Eng.] Forby.
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2. [Cf. G. , interj., used in calling to a horse, It. giò, F. dia, used to turn a horse to the left.] To turn to the off side, or from the driver (i.e., in the United States, to the right side); -- said of cattle, or a team; used most frequently in the imperative, often with off, by drivers of oxen, in directing their teams, and opposed to haw, or hoi. [Written also jee.]
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&hand_; In England, the teamster walks on the right-hand side of the cattle; in the United States, on the left-hand side. In all cases, however, gee means to turn from the driver, and haw to turn toward him.
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Gee ho, or Gee whoa. Same as Gee.
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geek
geek (gēk), n. 1. A performer in a carnival, often presented as a wild man, who performs grotesquely disgusting acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken or snake.
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2. Hence: Any eccentric or strange person; an oddball; an eccentric. [wns=1]
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3. Hence: A student who is socially inept and a misfit in his class, especially one who is an intellectual; a nerd; a dork. [Informal]
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4. Hence: An intellectually inclined person, especially one who is interested in scientific or technical subjects; as, a group of geeks wearing pocket protectors; -- originally a deprecatory and contemptuous term, but in the 1990's, with the increase in popularity of computers and the frequency of accumulation of great wealth by computer entrepreneurs, it has come to be used with noticeable frequency by technically competent people to refer to themselves, ironically and sometimes proudly. [Informal]
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Gee
Gee, v. t. [See Gee to turn.] To cause (a team) to turn to the off side, or from the driver. [Written also jee.]

Geering
Geer
Geer (?), Geer"ing. [Obs.] See Gear, Gearing.
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Geese
Geese (gēs), n., pl. of Goose.
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Geest
Geest (?), n. [Cf. LG. geest, geestland, sandy, dry and, OFries. gēst, gāst, gēstlond, gāstlond, fr. Fries. gāst barren. Cf. Geason.] Alluvial matter on the surface of land, not of recent origin. R. Jameson.
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Geet
Geet (?), n. [See Jet.] Jet. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Geez
Geez (?), n. The original native name for the ancient Ethiopic language or people. See Ethiopic.
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geezer
gee"zer (?), n. [Dial. corrupt. of Guiser a mummer.] A queer old fellow; an old chap; sometimes, an old woman. [Contemptuous, Slang.]
Syn. -- bloke.
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gegenschein
ge"gen*schein` (gā"g&ibreve_;n*shīn`) n. [German: counterglow.] A faint patch of light in the night sky that appears opposite the sun; a reflection of sunlight by micrometeoric material in space.
Syn. -- counterglow.
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Gehenna
Ge*hen"na (g&euptack_;*h&ebreve_;n"n&adot_;), prop. n. [L. Gehenna, Gr. Ge`enna, Heb. Gē Hinnōm.] (Jewish Hist.) The valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, which, on this account, was afterward regarded as a place of abomination, and made a receptacle for all the refuse of the city, perpetual fires being kept up in order to prevent pestilential effluvia. In the New Testament the name is transferred, by an easy metaphor, to Hell.
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The pleasant valley of Hinnom. Tophet thence
And black Gehenna called, the type of Hell.
Milton.
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geic
ge"ic (jē"&ibreve_;k), a. [Gr. gh^ earth.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, earthy or vegetable mold.
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geic acid. (Chem.) See Humin.
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gein
ge"in (jē"&ibreve_;n), n. [Gr. gh^ earth.] (Chem.) See Humin.
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geisha
gei"sha (gā"sh&adot_;), n.; pl. geisha (gā"sh&adot_;), Geishas (gā"sh&adot_;z). [Jap., art person.] A Japanese singing and dancing girl, trained to provide entertainment and company for a man or group of men.
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Geissler tube
Geis"sler tube` (?). (Elec.) A glass tube provided with platinum electrodes, and containing some gas under very low tension, which becomes luminous when an electrical discharge is passed through it; -- so called from the name of a noted maker in germany. It is called also Plücker tube, from the German physicist who devised it.
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Geitonogamy
Gei"to*nog"a*my (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; neighbor + &unr_; marriage.] (Bot.) Fertilization of flowers by pollen from other flowers on the same plant.
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Gelable
Gel"a*ble (?), a. [L. gelare to congeal: cf. F. gelable. See Geal.] Capable of being congealed; capable of being converted into jelly.
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Gelada
Gel"a*da (?), n. (Zool.) A baboon (Gelada Ruppelli) of Abyssinia, remarkable for the length of the hair on the neck and shoulders of the adult male.
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Gelastic
Ge*las"tic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; inclined to laugh, from &unr_; to laugh.] Pertaining to laughter; used in laughing.Gelastic muscles.” Sir T. Browne.
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Gelatification
Ge*lat"i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [Gelatin + L. -ficare. (in comp.) to make. See -fy.] (Physiol. Chem.) The formation of gelatin.
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Gelatigenous
Gel`a*tig"e*nous (?), n. [Gelatin + -genous.] (Physiol. Chem.) Producing, or yielding, gelatin; gelatiniferous; as, the gelatigeneous tissues.

Gelatine
Gelatin
Gel"a*tin, Gel"a*tine (&unr_;), n. [F. gélatine, fr. L. gelare to congeal. See Geal.] (Chem.) Animal jelly; glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by prolonged boiling. Specifically (Physiol. Chem.), a nitrogeneous colloid, not existing as such in the animal body, but formed by the hydrating action of boiling water on the collagen of various kinds of connective tissue (as tendons, bones, ligaments, etc.). Its distinguishing character is that of dissolving in hot water, and forming a jelly on cooling. It is an important ingredient of calf's-foot jelly, isinglass, glue, etc. It is used as food, but its nutritious qualities are of a low order.
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&hand_; Both spellings, gelatin and gelatine, are in good use, but the tendency of writers on physiological chemistry favors the form in -in, as in the United States Dispensatory, the United States Pharmacopœia, Fownes' Watts' Chemistry, Brande & Cox's Dictionary.
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Blasting gelatin, an explosive, containing about ninety-five parts of nitroglycerin and five of collodion. -- Gelatin process, a name applied to a number of processes in the arts, involving the use of gelatin. Especially: (a) (Photog.) A dry-plate process in which gelatin is used as a substitute for collodion as the sensitized material. This is the dry-plate process in general use, and plates of extreme sensitiveness are produced by it. (b) (Print.) A method of producing photographic copies of drawings, engravings, printed pages, etc., and also of photographic pictures, which can be printed from in a press with ink, or (in some applications of the process) which can be used as the molds of stereotype or electrotype plates. (c) (Print. or Copying) A method of producing facsimile copies of an original, written or drawn in aniline ink upon paper, thence transferred to a cake of gelatin softened with glycerin, from which impressions are taken upon ordinary paper. -- Vegetable gelatin. See Gliadin.
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Gelatinate
Ge*lat"i*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gelatinated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gelatinating.] To convert into gelatin, or into a substance resembling jelly.
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Gelatinate
Ge*lat"i*nate, v. i. To be converted into gelatin, or into a substance like jelly.
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Lapis lazuli, if calcined, does not effervesce, but gelatinates with the mineral acids. Kirwan.
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Gelatination
Ge*lat`i*na"tion (?), n. The act of process of converting into gelatin, or a substance like jelly.
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Gelatine
Gel"a*tine (?), n. Same as Gelatin.
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Gelatiniferous
Gel`a*tin*if"er*ous (?), a. [Gelatin + -ferous.] (Physiol. Chem.) Yielding gelatin on boiling with water; capable of gelatination.
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Gelatiniform
Gel`a*tin"i*form (?), a. Having the form of gelatin.
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Gelatinization
Ge*lat`i*ni*za"tion (?), n. Same as Gelatination.
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Gelatinize
Ge*lat"i*nize (?), v. t. 1. To convert into gelatin or jelly. Same as Gelatinate, v. t.
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2. (Photog.) To coat, or otherwise treat, with gelatin.
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Gelatinize
Ge*lat"i*nize (?), v. i. Same as Gelatinate, v. i.
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Gelatinous
Ge*lat"i*nous (?), a. [Cf. F. gélatineux.] Of the nature and consistence of gelatin or the jelly; resembling jelly; viscous.
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Gelation
Ge*la"tion (?), n. [L. gelatio a freezing, fr. gelare to freeze.] (Astron.) The process of becoming solid by cooling; a cooling and solidifying.
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Geld
Geld (?), n. [AS. gild, gield, geld, tribute, payment, fr. gieldan to pay, render. See Yield.] Money; tribute; compensation; ransom.[Obs.]
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&hand_; This word occurs in old law books in composition, as in danegeld, or danegelt, a tax imposed by the Danes; weregeld, compensation for the life of a man, etc.
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Geld
Geld (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gelded or Gelt (&unr_;); p. pr. & vb. n. Gelding.] [Icel. gelda to castrate; akin to Dan. gilde, Sw. gälla, and cf. AS. gilte a young sow, OHG. galt dry, not giving milk, G. gelt, Goth. gilpa siclke.] 1. To castrate; to emasculate.
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2. To deprive of anything essential.
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Bereft and gelded of his patrimony. Shak.
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3. To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate. [Obs.] Dryden.
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Geldable
Geld"a*ble (?), a. Capable of being gelded.
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Geldable
Geld"a*ble, a. [From Geld money.] Liable to taxation. [Obs.] Burrill.
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Gelder
Geld"er (?), n. One who gelds or castrates.
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Gelder-rose
Gel"der-rose (?), n. Same as Guelder-rose.
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Gelding
Geld"ing (?), n. [Icel. gelding a gelding, akin to geldingr wether, eunuch, Sw. gälling gelding, Dan. gilding eunuch. See Geld, v. t.] A castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male.
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They went down both into the water, Philip and the gelding, and Philip baptized him. Wyclif (Acts viii. 38).
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Gelding
Geld"ing, p. pr., a., & vb. n. from Geld, v. t.
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Gelechia
Gelechia n. The type genus of the Gelechiidae, including pink bollworms.
Syn. -- genus Gelechia.
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gelechiid
gelechiid n. a small slender-winged moth whose larvae are agricultural pests.
Syn. -- gelechiid moth.
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Gelechiidae
Gelechiidae n. A family of moths which include important economic pests, feeding on the seeds of the cotton boll.
Syn. -- family Gelechiidae.
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Gelid
Gel"id (j&ebreve_;l"&ibreve_;d), a. [L. gelidus, fr. gelu frost, cold. See Cold, and cf. Congeal, Gelatin, Jelly.] Cold; very cold; frozen.Gelid founts.” Thompson.
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Gelidity
Ge*lid"i*ty (?), n. The state of being gelid.
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Gelidly
Gel"id*ly (?), adv. In a gelid manner; coldly.
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Gelidness
Gel"id*ness, n. The state of being gelid; gelidity.
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Gelly
Gel"ly (j&ebreve_;l"l&ybreve_;), n. Jelly. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Geloscopy
Ge*los"copy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; to laugh + -scopy.] Divination by means of laughter.
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Gelose
Ge*lose" (?), n. [See Gelatin.] (Chem.) An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate, found in Gelidium, agar-agar, and other seaweeds.
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Gelsemic
Gel*se"mic (?), a. Gelseminic.
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Gelsemine
Gel"se*mine (?), n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens), as a bitter white semicrystalline substance; -- called also gelsemia.
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Gelseminic
Gel`se*min"ic (?), n. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens); as, gelseminic acid, a white crystalline substance resembling esculin.
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Gelsemium
Gel*se"mium (?), n. [NL., fr. It. gelsomino jasmine.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously fragrant flowers.
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2. (Med.) The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial fevers, etc.
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Gelt
Gelt (?), n. [See 1st Geld.] Trubute, tax. [Obs.]
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All these the king granted unto them . . . free from all gelts and payments, in a most full and ample manner. Fuller.
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Gelt
Gelt, n. [See Gelt, v. t.] A gelding. [Obs.] Mortimer.
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Gelt
Gelt, n. Gilding; tinsel. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Gem
Gem (?), n. [OE. gemme precious stone, F. gemme, fr. L. gemma a precious stone, bud.] 1. (Bot.) A bud.
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From the joints of thy prolific stem
A swelling knot is raised called a gem.
Denham.
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2. A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel. Milton.
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3. Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.
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Artificial gem, an imitation of a gem, made of glass colored with metallic oxide. Cf. Paste, and Strass.
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Gem
Gem v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gemmed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gemming] 1. To put forth in the form of buds.Gemmed their blossoms.” [R.] Milton.
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2. To adorn with gems or precious stones.
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3. To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.
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England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces. W. Irving.
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Gemara
Ge*ma"ra (?), n. [Heb.] (Jewish Law) The second part of the Talmud, or the commentary on the Mishna (which forms the first part or text).
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Gemaric
Ge*mar"ic (?), a. Pertaining to the Gemara.
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Gemarist
Ge*ma"rist (?), n. One versed in the Gemara, or adhering to its teachings.
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Gemel
Gem"el (?), a. [OF. gemel twin, F. jumeau, L. gemellus twin, doubled, dim. of geminus. See Gemini, and cf. Gimmal.] (Her.) Coupled; paired.
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Bars gemel (Her.), two barrulets placed near and parallel to each other.
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Gemel
Gem"el (?), n. 1. One of the twins. [Obs.] Wyclif.
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2. (Heb.) One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. Bars gemel, under Gemel, a.
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Two gemels silver between two griffins passant. Strype.
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Gemel hinge (Locksmithing), a hinge consisting of an eye or loop and a hook. -- Gemel ring, a ring with two or more links; a gimbal. See Gimbal. -- Gemel window, a window with two bays.
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Gemellipa-rous
Gem`el*lip"a-rous (?), a. [L. gemellipara, fem., gemellus twin + parere to bear, produce.] Producing twins. [R.] Bailey.
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Geminal
Gem"i*nal (?), a. [L. geminus twin.] A pair. [Obs.] Drayton.
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Geminate
Gem"i*nate (?), a. [L. geminatus, p. p. of genimare to double. See Gemini.] (Bot.) In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers. Gray.
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Geminate
Gem"i*nate (?), v. t. To double. [R.] B. Jonson.
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Gemination
Gem`i*na"tion (?), n. [L. geminatio.] A doubling; duplication; repetition. [R.] Boyle.
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Gemini
Gem"i*ni (?), n. pl. [L., twins, pl. of geminus; cf. Skr. j&unr_;mi related as brother or sister.] (Astron.) A constellation of the zodiac, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux; also, the third sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about May 20th.
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Geminiflorous
Gem`i*ni*flo"rous (?), a. [L. geminus twin + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Having the flowers arranged in pairs.
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Geminous
Gem"i*nous (?), a. [L. geminus.] Double; in pairs. Sir T. Browne.
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Geminy
Gemi*ny (?), n. [See Gemini.] Twins; a pair; a couple. [Obs.] Shak.
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Gemitores
Gem`i*to"res (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. gemere, gemitum, to sign, moan.] (Zool.) A division of birds including the true pigeons.
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Gemma
Gem"ma (?), n.; pl. Gemmæ (#). [L., a bud.] 1. (Bot.) A leaf bud, as distinguished from a flower bud.
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2. (Biol.) A bud spore; one of the small spores or buds in the reproduction of certain Protozoa, which separate one at a time from the parent cell.
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Gemmaceous
Gem*ma"ceous (?), a. Of or pertaining to gems or to gemmæ; of the nature of, or resembling, gems or gemmæ.
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Gemmary
Gem"ma*ry (?), a. [L. gemmarius. See Gem.] Of or pertaining to gems.
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Gemmary
Gem"ma*ry (?), n. A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel house; jewels or gems, collectively.
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Gemmate
Gem"mate (?), a. [L. gemmatus, p. p. of gemmare to put forth buds, fr. gemma bud.] (Bot.) Having buds; reproducing by buds.
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Gemmated
Gem"ma*ted (?), a. Having buds; adorned with gems or jewels.
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Gemmation
Gem*ma"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. gemmation.]
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1. (Biol.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See Budding.
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2. (Bot.) The arrangement of buds on the stalk; also, of leaves in the bud.
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Gemmeous
Gem"me*ous (?), a. [L. gemmeus. See Gem.] Pertaining to gems; of the nature of gems; resembling gems. Pennant.
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Gemmiferous
Gem*mif"er*ous (?), a. [L. gemma bud + -ferous: cf. F. gemmifère.] Producing gems or buds; (Biol.) multiplying by buds.
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Gemmification
Gem`mi*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [L. gemma bud + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.] (Biol.) The production of a bud or gem.
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Gemmiflorate
Gem`mi*flo"rate (?), a. [L. gemma bud + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Having flowers like buds.
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Gemminess
Gem"mi*ness (?), n. The state or quality of being gemmy; spruceness; smartness.

Gemmipares
Gemmipara
{ ‖Gem*mip"a*ra (?)Gem*mip"a*res (?) } n. pl. [NL., fr. L. gemma bud + parere to produce.] (Zool.) Animals which increase by budding, as hydroids.
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Gemmiparity
Gem`mi*par"i*ty (?), n. (Biol.) Reproduction by budding; gemmation. See Budding.
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Gemmiparous
Gem*mip"a*rous (?), a. [Cf. F. gemmipare.] (Biol.) Producing buds; reproducing by buds. See Gemmation, 1.
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Gemmosity
Gem*mos"i*ty (?), n. [L. gemmosus set with jewels. See Gem.] The quality or characteristics of a gem or jewel. [Obs.] Bailey.
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Gemmulation
Gem`mu*la"tion (?), n. [From L. gemmula, dim. of gemma bud.] (Biol.) See Gemmation.
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Gemmule
Gem"mule (?), n. [L. gemmula, dim. of gemma: cf. F. gemmule. See Gem.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A little leaf bud, as the plumule between the cotyledons. (b) One of the buds of mosses. (c) One of the reproductive spores of algæ. (d) An ovule.
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2. (Biol.) (a) A bud produced in generation by gemmation. (b) One of the imaginary granules or atoms which, according to Darwin's hypothesis of pangenesis, are continually being thrown off from every cell or unit, and circulate freely throughout the system, and when supplied with proper nutriment multiply by self-division and ultimately develop into cells like those from which they were derived. They are supposed to be transmitted from the parent to the offspring, but are often transmitted in a dormant state during many generations and are then developed. See Pangenesis.
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Gemmuliferous
Gem`mu*lif"er*ous (?), a. [Gemmule + -ferous.] Bearing or producing gemmules or buds.
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Gemmy
Gem"my (?), a. [From Gem, n.]
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1. Full of gems; bright; glittering like a gem.
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The gemmy bridle glittered free. Tennyson.
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2. Spruce; smart. [Colloq. Eng.]
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Gemote
Ge*mote" (?), n. [As. gem&unr_;t an assembly. See Meet, v. t.] (AS. Hist.) A meeting; -- used in combination, as, Witenagemote, an assembly of the wise men.
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Gems
Gems (?), n. [G.] (Zool.) The chamois.
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Gemsbok
Gems"bok (?), n. [D.; akin to G. gemsbock the male or buck of the chamois; gemse chamois, goat of the Alps + bock buck.] (Zool.) A South African antelope (Oryx Capensis), having long, sharp, nearly straight horns.
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Gems-horn
Gems"-horn` (?), n. [G., prop., chamois horn.] (Mus.) An organ stop with conical tin pipes.
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Gemul
Ge*mul" (?), n. (Zool.) A small South American deer (Furcifer Chilensis), with simple forked horns. [Written also guemul.]
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-gen
-gen (?). [(1) From Gr. -gen-, from the same root as ge`nos race, stock (see Genus). (2) From Gr. suffix -genh`s born. Cf. F. -gène.] 1. A suffix used in scientific words in the sense of producing, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen.
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2. A suffix meaning produced, generated; as, exogen.
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Gena
Ge"na (?), [L., the cheek.] (Zool.) (a) The cheek; the feathered side of the under mandible of a bird. (b) The part of the head to which the jaws of an insect are attached.
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Genappe
Ge*nappe" (?), n. [From Genappe, in Belgium.] A worsted yarn or cord of peculiar smoothness, used in the manufacture of braid, fringe, etc. Simmonds.
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Gendarme
Gen`darme" (?), n.; pl. Gendarmes (#), or Gens d'armes. [F.] 1. (Mil.) One of a body of heavy cavalry. [Obs.] [France]
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2. An armed policeman in France. Thackeray.
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gendarmerie
gen*darm"er*ie n. [F. gendarmerie.] The French police force; the body of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively. [Also spelled gendarmery.]
Syn. -- gendarmery.
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gendarmery
gen*darm"er*y (?), n. Same as gendarmerie.
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Gender
Gen"der (j&ebreve_;n"d&etilde_;r), n. [OF. genre, gendre (with excrescent d.), F.genre, fr. L. genus, generis, birth, descent, race, kind, gender, fr. the root of genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born, akin to E. kin. See Kin, and cf. Generate, Genre, Gentle, Genus.]
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1. Kind; sort. [Obs.] “One gender of herbs.” Shak.
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2. Sex, male or female.
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&hand_; The use of the term gender to refer to the sex of an animal, especially a person, was once common, then fell into disuse as the term became used primarily for the distinction of grammatical declension forms in inflected words. In the late 1900's, the term again became used to refer to the sex of people, as a euphemism for the term sex, especially in discussions of laws and policies on equal treatment of sexes. Objections by prescriptivists that the term should be used only in a grammatical context ignored the earlier uses.
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3. (Gram.) A classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex.
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Gender is a grammatical distinction and applies to words only. Sex is natural distinction and applies to living objects. R. Morris.
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&hand_; Adjectives and pronouns are said to vary in gender when the form is varied according to the gender of the words to which they refer.
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Gender
Gen"der (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gendered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gendering.] [OF. gendrer, fr. L. generare. See Gender, n.] To beget; to engender.
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Gender
Gen"der, v. i. To copulate; to breed. [R.] Shak.
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Genderless
Gen"der*less, a. Having no gender.
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Geneagenesis
Gen`e*a*gen"e*sis (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; race + E. genesis.] (Biol.) Alternate generation. See under Generation.
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Genealogic
Gen`e*a*log"ic (?), a. Genealogical.
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Genealogical
Gen`e*a*log"ic*al (?), a. [Cf. F. généalogique.] Of or pertaining to genealogy; as, a genealogical table; genealogical order. -- Gen`e*a*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
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Genealogical tree, a family lineage or genealogy drawn out under the form of a tree and its branches.
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Genealogist
Gen`e*al"o*gist (?), n. [Cf. F. généalogiste.] One who traces genealogies or the descent of persons or families.
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Genealogize
Gen`e*al"o*gize (?), v. i. To investigate, or relate the history of, descents.
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Genealogy
Gen`e*al"o*gy (?), n.; pl. Genealogies (#). [OE. genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. généalogie, L. genealogia, fr. Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; birth, race, descent (akin to L. genus) + &unr_; discourse.]
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1. An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree.
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2. Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage.
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Genearch
Gen"e*arch (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; race + &unr_; a leader.] The chief of a family or tribe.
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Genera
Gen"e*ra (?), n. pl. See Genus.
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Generability
Gen`er*a*bil"i*ty (?), n. Capability of being generated. Johnstone.
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Generable
Gen"er*a*ble (?), a. [L. generabilis.] Capable of being generated or produced. Bentley.
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General
Gen"er*al (?), a. [F. général, fr. L. generalis. See Genus.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
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2. Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
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3. Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
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4. Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
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This general applause and cheerful shout
Argue your wisdom and your love to Richard.
Shak.
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5. Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire. Milton.
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6. As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
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His general behavior vain, ridiculous. Shak.
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7. Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
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&hand_; The word general, annexed to a name of office, usually denotes chief or superior; as, attorney-general; adjutant general; commissary general; quartermaster general; vicar-general, etc.
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General agent (Law), an agent whom a principal employs to transact all his business of a particular kind, or to act in his affairs generally. -- General assembly. See the Note under Assembly. -- General average, General Court. See under Average, Court. -- General court-martial (Mil.), the highest military and naval judicial tribunal. -- General dealer (Com.), a shopkeeper who deals in all articles in common use. -- General demurrer (Law), a demurrer which objects to a pleading in general terms, as insufficient, without specifying the defects. Abbott. -- General epistle, a canonical epistle. -- General guides (Mil.), two sergeants (called the right, and the left, general guide) posted opposite the right and left flanks of an infantry battalion, to preserve accuracy in marching. Farrow. -- General hospitals (Mil.), hospitals established to receive sick and wounded sent from the field hospitals. Farrow. General issue (Law), an issue made by a general plea, which traverses the whole declaration or indictment at once, without offering any special matter to evade it. Bouvier. Burrill. -- General lien (Law), a right to detain a chattel, etc., until payment is made of any balance due on a general account. -- General officer (Mil.), any officer having a rank above that of colonel. -- General orders (Mil.), orders from headquarters published to the whole command. -- General practitioner, in the United States, one who practices medicine in all its branches without confining himself to any specialty; in England, one who practices both as physician and as surgeon. -- General ship, a ship not chartered or let to particular parties. -- General term (Logic), a term which is the sign of a general conception or notion. -- General verdict (Law), the ordinary comprehensive verdict in civil actions, “for the plaintiff” or “for the defendant”. Burrill. -- General warrant (Law), a warrant, now illegal, to apprehend suspected persons, without naming individuals.

Syn. General, Common, Universal. Common denotes primarily that in which many share; and hence, that which is often met with. General is stronger, denoting that which pertains to a majority of the individuals which compose a genus, or whole. Universal, that which pertains to all without exception. To be able to read and write is so common an attainment in the United States, that we may pronounce it general, though by no means universal.
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General
Gen"er*al (?), n. [F. général. See General., a.]
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1. The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular.
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In particulars our knowledge begins, and so spreads itself by degrees to generals. Locke.
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2. (Mil.) One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
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3. (Mil.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
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4. (Eccl.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
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5. The public; the people; the vulgar. [Obs.] Shak.
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In general, in the main; for the most part.
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Generalia
Gen`e*ra"li*a (?), n. pl. [Neut. pl., fr. L. generalis.] Generalities; general terms. J. S. Mill.
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generalise
generalise v. same as generalize.
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Generalissimo
Gen`er*al*is"si*mo (?), n. [It., superl. of generale general. See General, a.] The chief commander of an army; especially, the commander in chief of an army consisting of two or more grand divisions under separate commanders; -- a title used in most foreign countries.
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Generality
Gen`er*al"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Generalities (#). [L. generalitas: cf. F. généralité. Cf. Generalty.]
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1. The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars. Hooker.
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2. That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.
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Let us descend from generalities to particulars. Landor.
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The glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence. R. Choate.
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3. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind.
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Generalizable
Gen"er*al*i`za*ble (?), a. Capable of being generalized, or reduced to a general form of statement, or brought under a general rule.
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Extreme cases are . . . not generalizable. Coleridge
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Generalization
Gen`er*al*i*za"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. généralisation.]
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1. The act or process of generalizing; the act of bringing individuals or particulars under a genus or class; deduction of a general principle from particulars.
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Generalization is only the apprehension of the one in the many. Sir W. Hamilton.
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2. A general inference.
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generalize
gen"er*al*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generalized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Generalizing (?).] [Cf. F. généraliser.] [Also spelled generalise.]
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1. To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.
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Copernicus generalized the celestial motions by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air. W. Nicholson.
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2. To apply to other genera or classes; to use with a more extensive application; to extend so as to include all special cases; to make universal in application, as a formula or rule.
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When a fact is generalized, our discontent is quited, and we consider the generality itself as tantamount to an explanation. Sir W. Hamilton.
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3. To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars. [wns=2]
Syn. -- generalize, extrapolate, infer.
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A mere conclusion generalized from a great multitude of facts. Coleridge.
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4. To speak in generalities; to talk in abstract terms. [wns=1]
Syn. -- generalise, speak generally.
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Generalize
Gen"er*al*ize, v. i. To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.
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Generalized
Gen"er*al*ized (?), a. (Zool.) Comprising structural characters which are separated in more specialized forms; synthetic; as, a generalized type.
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Generalizer
Gen"er*al*i`zer (&unr_;), n. One who takes general or comprehensive views. Tyndall.
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Generally
Gen"er*al*ly, adv. 1. In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.
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2. In a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively.
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Generally speaking, they live very quietly. Addison.
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3. Collectively; as a whole; without omissions. [Obs.]
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I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee. 2 Sam. xvii. ll.
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Generalness
Gen"er*al*ness, n. The condition or quality of being general; frequency; commonness. Sir P. Sidney.
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General semantics
Gen"er*al sem*an"tics, n. (1933) a doctrine and philosophical approach to language and its relationship to thought and behavior, developed by Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950), which holds that the capacity to express ideas and thereby improve one's interaction with others and one's environment is enhanced by training in the more critical use of words and other symbols; -- sometimes also called semantics. More information can be found on the web site of the Institute of General Semantics.
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General Semantics is the study of the relations between language, “thought”, and behavior: between how we talk, therefore how we think, therefore how we act. George Doris

Generalship
Gen"er*al*ship, n. 1. The office of a general; the exercise of the functions of a general; -- sometimes, with the possessive pronoun, the personality of a general.
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Your generalship puts me in mind of Prince Eugene. Goldsmith.
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2. Military skill in a general officer or commander.
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3. Fig.: Leadership; management.
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An artful stroke of generalship in Trim to raise a dust. Sterne.
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Generalty
Gen"er*al*ty (?), n. Generality. [R.] Sir M. Hale.
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Generant
Gen"er*ant (?), a. [L. generans, p. pr. of generare.] Generative; producing; esp. (Geom.), acting as a generant.
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Generant
Gen"er*ant, n. 1. That which generates. Glanvill.
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2. (Geom.) A generatrix.
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Generate
Gen"er*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Generating.] [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]
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1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
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2. To cause to be; to bring into life. Milton.
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3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
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Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must likewise generate milk. Arbuthnot.
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4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.
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Generation
Gen`er*a"tion (?), n. [OE. generacioun, F. génération, fr.L. generatio.] 1. The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.
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2. Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.
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3. That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.
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4. A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age.
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This is the book of the generations of Adam. Gen. v. 1.
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Ye shall remain there [in Babylon] many years, and for a long season, namely, seven generations. Baruch vi. 3.
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All generations and ages of the Christian church. Hooker.
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5. Race; kind; family; breed; stock.
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Thy mother's of my generation; what's she, if I be a dog? Shak.
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6. (Geom.) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a line, a surface, a solid, by the motion, in accordance with a mathematical law, of a point or a magnitude; as, the generation of a line or curve by the motion of a point, of a surface by a line, a sphere by a semicircle, etc.
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7. (Biol.) The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.
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&hand_; There are four modes of generation in the animal kingdom: scissiparity or by fissiparous generation, gemmiparity or by budding, germiparity or by germs, and oviparity or by ova.
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Alternate generation (Biol.), alternation of sexual with asexual generation, in which the products of one process differ from those of the other, -- a form of reproduction common both to animal and vegetable organisms. In the simplest form, the organism arising from sexual generation produces offspiring unlike itself, agamogenetically. These, however, in time acquire reproductive organs, and from their impregnated germs the original parent form is reproduced. In more complicated cases, the first series of organisms produced agamogenetically may give rise to others by a like process, and these in turn to still other generations. Ultimately, however, a generation is formed which develops sexual organs, and the original form is reproduced. -- Spontaneous generation (Biol.), the fancied production of living organisms without previously existing parents from inorganic matter, or from decomposing organic matter, a notion which at one time had many supporters; abiogenesis.
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Generative
Gen"er*a*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. génératif.] Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing. “That generative particle.” Bentley.
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Generator
Gen"er*a`tor (?), n. [L.] 1. One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
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2. An apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid gas, etc.
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3. (Mus.) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- called also generating tone.
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4. (Elec.) Any machine that transforms mechanical into electrical energy; a dynamo.
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5. (Math.) a mathematical entity which, when subjected to an operation, yields another mathematical entity; also, a generatrix.
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Generatrix
Gen`er*a"trix (?), n.; pl. L. Generatrices (#), E. Generatrixes (#). [L.] (Geom.) That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a line, surface, or solid; -- called also describent.

Generical
Generic
{ Ge*ner"ic (?), Ge*ner"ic*al (?), } a. [L. genus, generis, race, kind: cf. F. générique. See Gender.]
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1. (Biol.) Pertaining to a genus or kind; relating to a genus, as distinct from a species, or from another genus; as, a generic description; a generic difference; a generic name. [wns=1]
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2. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or their characteristics; -- opposed to specific. [wns=3]
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3. (Commerce) Not protected by trademark; -- used especially of the names of medications; as, a generic drug; the generic name of Rogaine is minoxidil. [wns=2]
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&hand_; Since patented medications cannot be sold except under license from the patentee, medication which is still under patent is not typically sold as a generic drug, i.e., sold under its generic name, though it can be referred to by its generic name.
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Generically
Ge*ner"ic*al*ly, adv. With regard to a genus, or an extensive class; as, an animal generically distinct from another, or two animals or plants generically allied.
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Genericalness
Ge*ner"ic*al*ness, n. The quality of being generic.
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generic drug
ge*ner"ic drug`, n. A medication sold under its generic name; -- usually legal only after the patent has expired, or if no patent was issued for the substance. Generic drugs are usually less expensive than proprietary medications.
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generic name
ge*ner"ic name`, n. The name for a medication, as used in the pharmacopoeia; it cannot be a trademark. The name is typically given by the inventor or discoverer of the drug, but must be approved by a national or international naming authority.
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Generification
Ge*ner`i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [L. genus kind, class + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.] The act or process of generalizing.
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Out of this the universal is elaborated by generification. Sir W. Hamilton.
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Generosity
Gen`er*os"i*ty (?), n. [L. generositas: cf. F. générosité.] 1. Noble birth. [Obs.] Harris (Voyages).
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2. The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness.
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Generosity is in nothing more seen than in a candid estimation of other men's virtues and good qualities. Barrow.
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3. Liberality in giving; munificence.

Syn. -- Magnanimity; liberality.
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Generous
Gen"er*ous (?), a. [F. généreux, fr. L. generous of noble birth, noble, excellent, magnanimous, fr. genus birth, race: cf. It. generoso. See 2d Gender.]
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1. Of honorable birth or origin; highborn. [Obs.]
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The generous and gravest citizens. Shak.
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2. Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous. “The generous critic.” Pope. “His generous spouse.” Pope. “A generous pack [of hounds].” Addison.
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3. Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.
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4. Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table. Swift.
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5. Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.

Syn. -- Magnanimous; bountiful. See Liberal.

-- Gen"er*ous*ly, adv. -- Gen"er*ous*ness, n.
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Genesee epoch
Gen`e*see" ep"och (?). (Geol.) The closing subdivision of the Hamilton period in the American Devonian system; -- so called because the formations of this period crop out in Genesee, New York.
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Genesial
Ge*ne"sial (?), a. Of or relating to generation.
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Genesiolgy
Ge*ne`si*ol"gy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; birth + -logy.] The doctrine or science of generation.
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Genesis
Gen"e*sis (?), n. [L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race. See Gender.]
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1. The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination.
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The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's club. Carlyle.
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2. The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.
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3. (Geom.) Same as Generation.

Genette
Genet
Gen"et (j&ebreve_;n"&ebreve_;t or j&euptack_;*n&ebreve_;t"), Ge*nette" (j&euptack_;*n&ebreve_;t"), n. [F. genette, Sp. gineta, fr. Ar. jarnei&tsdot_;.] 1. (Zool.) One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus Genetta, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch.
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&hand_; The common genet (Genetta vulgaris) of Southern Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa, is dark gray, spotted with black. The long tail is banded with black and white. The Cape genet (Genetta felina), and the berbe (Genetta pardina), are related African species.
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2. The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.
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Genet
Gen"et (?), n. [See Jennet.] A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet. Shak.
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Genethliac
Ge*neth"li*ac (?), a. [L. genethliacus, Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_; belonging to one's birth, gene`qlh birth, fr. gi`gnesqai to be born.] Pertaining to nativities; calculated by astrologers; showing position of stars at one's birth. Howell.
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Genethliac
Ge*neth"li*ac, n. 1. A birthday poem.
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2. One skilled in genethliacs.
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Genethliacal
Gen`eth*li"a*cal (?), a. Genethliac.
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Genethliacs
Ge*neth"li*acs (?), n. The science of calculating nativities, or predicting the future events of life from the stars which preside at birth. Johnson.
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Genethlialogy
Ge*neth`li*al"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. geneqlhalogi`a astrology; gene`qlh birth + lo`gos discourse.] Divination as to the destinies of one newly born; the act or art of casting nativities; astrology.
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Genethliatic
Ge*neth`li*at"ic (?), n. One who calculates nativities. Sir W. Drummond.
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Genetic
Ge*net"ic (j&euptack_;*n&ebreve_;t"&ibreve_;k), a. 1. Same as Genetical.
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2. Of or pertaining to genes or genetics; as, the genetic code.
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Genetical
Ge*net"ic*al (j&euptack_;*n&ebreve_;t"&ibreve_;*k&aitalic_;l), a. [See Genesis.] Pertaining to, concerned with, or determined by, the genesis of anything, or its natural mode of production or development.
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This historical, genetical method of viewing prior systems of philosophy. Hare.
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genetically
ge*net"ic*al*ly, adv. In a genetical manner.
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geneticist
ge*net"i*cist n. a scientist who specializes in genetics.
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Genetta
Genetta prop. n. A genus of mammals comprising the genets.
Syn. -- genus Genetta.
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Geneva
Ge*ne"va (?), prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland.
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Geneva Bible, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first which recognized the division into verses, and the first which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called also Genevan Bible. -- Geneva convention (Mil.), an agreement made by representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded and the status of those who minister to them in war. Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention in 1865. -- Geneva cross (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground; -- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.
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Geneva
Ge*ne"va (?), n. [F. genièvre juniper, juniper berry, gin, OF. geneivre juniper, fr. L. juniperus the juniper tree: cf. D. jenever, fr. F. genièvre. See Juniper, and cf. Gin a liquor.] A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.
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Genevan
Ge*ne"van (?), a. Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese.
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Genevan
Ge*ne"van, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Geneva.
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2. A supported of Genevanism.
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Genevanism
Ge*ne"van*ism (?), n. [From Geneva, where Calvin resided.] Strict Calvinism. Bp. Montagu.
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Genevese
Gen`e*vese" (?), a. [Cf. L. Genevensis, F. génevois.] Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevan. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Geneva; collectively, the inhabitants of Geneva; people of Geneva.
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Genial
Ge*ni"al (?), a. (Anat.) Same as Genian.
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Genial
Gen"ial (?), a. [L. genialis: cf. OF. genial. See Genius.] 1. Contributing to, or concerned in, propagation or production; generative; procreative; productive. “The genial bed.” Milton.
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Creator Venus, genial power of love. Dryden.
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2. Contributing to, and sympathizing with, the enjoyment of life; sympathetically cheerful and cheering; jovial and inspiring joy or happiness; exciting pleasure and sympathy; enlivening; kindly; as, she was of a cheerful and genial disposition.
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So much I feel my genial spirits droop. Milton.
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3. Belonging to one's genius or natural character; native; natural; inborn. [Obs.]
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Natural incapacity and genial indisposition. Sir T. Browne.
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4. Denoting or marked with genius; belonging to the higher nature. [R.]
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Men of genius have often attached the highest value to their less genial works. Hare.
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Genial gods (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation.
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Geniality
Ge`ni*al"i*ty (?), n. [L. genialitas.] The quality of being genial; sympathetic cheerfulness; warmth of disposition and manners.
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Genially
Gen"ial*ly (?), adv. 1. By genius or nature; naturally. [Obs.]
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Some men are genially disposed to some opinions. Glanvill.
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2. Gayly; cheerfully. Johnson.
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Genialness
Gen"ial*ness, n. The quality of being genial.
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Genian
Ge*ni"an (?), a. [Gr. ge`neion chin; akin to &unr_; under jaw. Cf. Chin.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the chin; mental; as, the genian prominence.
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Geniculate
Ge*nic"u*late (?), a. [L. geniculatus, fr. geniculum little knee, knot or joint, dim. of genu knee. See Knee.] Bent abruptly at an angle, like the knee when bent; as, a geniculate stem; a geniculate ganglion; a geniculate twin crystal.
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Geniculate
Ge*nic"u*late (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Geniculated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Geniculating.] To form joints or knots on. [R.] Cockeram.
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Geniculated
Ge*nic"u*la`ted (?), a. Same as Geniculate.
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Geniculation
Ge*nic`u*la"tion (?), n. [L. geniculatio a kneeling.]
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1. The act of kneeling. [R.] Bp. Hall.
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2. The state of being bent abruptly at an angle.
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genie
ge"nie, ‖gé`nie (jē"nē), n. [F.] 1. Same as Genius{1}.
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2. (Islamic mythology) Same as jinnee.
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3. (Fairy tales) A fabulous spirit having special powers, often appearing in human form, which, when summoned by a person, is required to perform the commands of the summoner. It is based on the mythological jinnee; the prototype is the genie residing in an oil lamp, summoned by Aladdin.
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Genio
Ge"ni*o (jē"n&ibreve_;*&ouptack_;), n. [It. See Genius.] A man of a particular turn of mind. [R.] Tatler.
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geniohyoid
ge`ni*o*hy"oid (jē`n&ibreve_;*&ouptack_;*hī"oid), a. [Gr. ge`neion the chin + E. hyoid.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the chin and hyoid bone; as, the geniohyoid muscle.
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Genip tree
Genip
Gen"ip (?), n., or Genip tree. 1. Any tree or shrub of the genus Genipa.
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2. The West Indian sapindaceous tree Melicocca bijuga, which yields the honeyberry; also, the related trees Exothea paniculata and E. trifoliata; called also ginep.
Syn. -- Spanish lime, Spanish lime tree, honey berry, mamoncillo, Melicocca bijuga, Melicocca bijugatus.
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Genipap
Gen"i*pap (?), n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (Genipa Americana) of the order Rubiaceæ. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.
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Genista
Ge*nis"ta (?), prop. n. [L., broom.] (Bot.) A genus of plants including the common broom of Western Europe.
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Genital
Gen"i*tal (?), a. [L. genitalis, fr. genere, gignere, to beget: cf. F. génital. See Gender.] Pertaining to generation, or to the generative organs; as, genital herpes.
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Genital cord (Anat.), a cord developed in the fetus by the union of portions of the Wolffian and Müllerian ducts and giving rise to parts of the urogenital passages in both sexes.
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genitalia
genitalia n. The sex organs, especially the external sex organs, called the external genitalia; the genitals.
Syn. -- genital, genitals, private parts, privates, crotch.
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Genitals
Gen"i*tals (?), n. pl. [From Genital, a.: cf. L. genitalia.] The organs of generation; the sexual organs; the private parts.
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Geniting
Gen"i*ting (?), n. [See Jenneting.] A species of apple that ripens very early. Bacon.
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Genitival
Gen`i*ti"val (?), a. Possessing genitive from; pertaining to, or derived from, the genitive case; as, a genitival adverb. -- Gen`i*ti"val*ly, adv.
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Genitive
Gen"i*tive (?), a. [L. genitivus, fr. gignere, genitum, to beget: cf. F. génitif. See Gender.] (Gram.) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses source or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.
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Genitive
Gen"i*tive, n. (Gram.) The genitive case.
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Genitive absolute, a construction in Greek similar to the ablative absolute in Latin. See Ablative absolute.
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Genitocrural
Gen`i*to*cru"ral (?), a. [Genital + crural.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the genital organs and the thigh; -- applied especially to one of the lumbar nerves.
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Genitor
Gen"i*tor (?), n. [L.] 1. One who begets; a generator; an originator. Sheldon.
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2. pl. The genitals. [Obs.] Holland.
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Genitourinary
Gen`i*to*u"ri*na*ry (?), a. [Genital + urinary.] (Anat.) See Urogenital.
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Geniture
Gen"i*ture (?), n. [L. genitura: cf. F. géniture.] Generation; procreation; birth. Dryden.
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Genius
Gen"ius (?), n.; pl. E. Geniuses (#); in sense 1, L. Genii (#). [L. genius, prop., the superior or divine nature which is innate in everything, the spirit, the tutelar deity or genius of a person or place, taste, talent, genius, from genere, gignere, to beget, bring forth. See Gender, and cf. Engine.] 1. A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.
Syn. -- genie.
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The unseen genius of the wood. Milton.
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We talk of genius still, but with thought how changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on an altar as a deity. Tylor.
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2. The peculiar structure of mind with which each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.
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3. Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.
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4. Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.
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Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual intensity of the modifying power. Coleridge.
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5. A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties and creativity; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.

Syn. -- Genius, Talent. Genius implies high and peculiar gifts of nature, impelling the mind to certain favorite kinds of mental effort, and producing new combinations of ideas, imagery, etc. Talent supposes general strength of intellect, with a peculiar aptitude for being molded and directed to specific employments and valuable ends and purposes. Genius is connected more or less with the exercise of imagination, and reaches its ends by a kind of intuitive power. Talent depends more on high mental training, and a perfect command of all the faculties, memory, judgment, sagacity, etc. Hence we speak of a genius for poetry, painting. etc., and a talent for business or diplomacy. Among English orators, Lord Chatham was distinguished for his genius; William Pitt for his preëminent talents, and especially his unrivaled talent for debate.
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Genius loci (&unr_;) [L.], the genius or presiding divinity of a place; hence, the pervading spirit of a place or institution, as of a college, etc.
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Genoa cake
Gen"o*a cake (?). (Cookery) A rich glazed cake, with almonds, pistachios, filberts, or other nuts; also, a rich currant cake with almonds on the top.
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genocidal
gen`o*cid"al a. Of or pertaining to genocide; as, the genocidal policies of the Serbs in Bosnia.
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genocide
gen"o*cide n. The systematic killing of a racial or cultural group; as, the Nazi genocide of Jews left few in Germany or Poland after World War II.
Syn. -- race murder, racial extermination.
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Genoese
Gen`o*ese" (?), a. Of or pertaining to Genoa, a city of Italy; as, the Genoese sailor we call Columbus. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Genoa; collectively, the people of Genoa.
Syn. -- Genovese.
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genotype
gen"o*type n. (Genetics) A group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution. [wns=1]
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2. (Genetics) The genetic constitution of an organism, specifying the particular alleles at defined loci in the genome; -- used with respect to one gene, a specific group of genes, or the entire set of genes within the organism. Contrasted with phenotype.
Syn. -- genetic constitution.
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genotypical
genotypic
genotypic genotypical adj. of or pertaining to genotypes (definition 2); as, genotypical pattern.
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Genouillere
Ge*nouil`lère" (?), n. [F.] 1. (Anc. Armor) A metal plate covering the knee.
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2. (Fort.) That part of a parapet which lies between the gun platform and the bottom of an embrasure.
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-genous
-ge*nous. [-gen + -ous.] A suffix signifying producing, yielding; as, alkaligenous; endogenous.
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Genovese
Genovese adj. 1. same as Genoese.
Syn. -- Genoese.
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Genre
Gen"re (zhäN"r'), n. [F. See Gender.] 1. Kind; genus; class; form; style, esp. in literature.

French drama was lisping or still inarticulate; the great French genre of the fabliau was hardly born. Saintsbury.

A particular demand . . . that we shall pay special attention to the matter of genres -- that is, to the different forms or categories of literature. W. P. Trent.
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2. (Fine Arts) A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners.
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Gens
Gens (j&ebreve_;nz), n.; pl. Gentes (j&ebreve_;n"tēz). [L. See Gentle, a.] (Rom. Hist.) 1. A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.
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2. (Ethnol.) A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.
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Gent
Gent (?), a. [OF. gent, fr. L. genitus born, or (less prob.) fr. gentilis. See Genteel.]
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1. Gentle; noble; of gentle birth. [Obs.]
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All of a knight [who] was fair and gent. Chaucer.
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2. Neat; pretty; fine; elegant. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Her body gent and small. Chaucer.
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Genteel
Gen*teel" (?), a. [F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful. See Gentle.] 1. Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address.
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2. Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.
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3. Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.

Syn. -- Polite; well-bred; refined; polished.
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Genteelish
Gen*teel"ish, a. Somewhat genteel.
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Genteelly
Gen*teel"ly, adv. In a genteel manner.
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Genteelness
Gen*teel"ness, n. The quality of being genteel.

Gentrie
Genterie
Gen"ter*ie (?), Gen"trie (&unr_;), n. [OE. See Gentry.] Nobility of birth or of character; gentility. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gentian
Gen"tian (j&ebreve_;n"sh&aitalic_;n or j&ebreve_;n"sh&ibreve_;*&aitalic_;n), n. [OE. genciane, F. gentiane, L. gentiana, fr. Gentius, an Illyrian king, said to have discovered its properties.] (Bot.) Any one of a genus (Gentiana) of herbaceous plants with opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla, usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red. See Illust. of Capsule.
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&hand_; Many species are found on the highest mountains of Europe, Asia, and America, and some are prized for their beauty, as the Alpine (Gentiana verna, Gentiana Bavarica, and Gentiana excisa), and the American fringed gentians (Gentiana crinita and Gentiana detonsa). Several are used as tonics, especially the bitter roots of Gentiana lutea, the officinal gentian of the pharmacopoeias.
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Horse gentian, fever root. -- Yellow gentian (Bot.), the officinal gentian (Gentiana lutea). See Bitterwort.
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Gentiana
Gentiana prop. n. The type genus of the Gentianaceae; it is a genus of herbs nearly cosmopolitan in cool temperate regions; in some classifications it includes the genera Gentianopsis and Gentianella.
Syn. -- genus Gentiana.
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Gentianaceae
Gentianaceae prop. n. A natural family of chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals.
Syn. -- family Gentianaceae, gentian family.
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Gentianales
Gentianales prop. n. An order of plants including the Gentianaceae; Apocyanaceae; Asclepiadaceae; Loganiaceae; Oleaceae; and Salvadoraceae.
Syn. -- order Gentianales.
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Gentianaceous
Gen`tian*a"ceous (?), a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural family of plants (Gentianaceæ) of which the gentian is the type.
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Gentianella
Gen`tian*el"la (?), n. [See Gentian.] A kind of blue color. Johnson.
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Gentianic
Gen`ti*an"ic (?), a. Pertaining to or derived from the gentian; as, gentianic acid.
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Gentianine
Gen"tian*ine (?), n. (Chem.) A bitter, crystallizable substance obtained from gentian.
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Gentianose
Gen"tian*ose` (?), n. (Chem.) A crystallizable, sugarlike substance, with a slightly sweetish taste, obtained from the gentian.
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Gentil
Gen"til (?), a. & n. Gentle. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gentile
Gen"tile (j&ebreve_;n"tīl), n. [L. gentilis belonging to the same clan, stock, race, people, or nation; in opposition to Roman, a foreigner; in opposition to Jew or Christian, a heathen: cf. F. gentil. See Gentle, a.] 1. One neither a Jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false gods; a heathen.
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2. A person who is not Jewish; -- used in this sense by Jews.
Syn. -- goy[male], shiksa[female].
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&hand_; The Hebrews included in the term gōyim, or nations, all the tribes of men who had not received the true faith, and were not circumcised. The Christians translated gōyim by the L. gentes, and imitated the Jews in giving the name gentiles to all nations who were neither Jews nor Christians. In civil affairs, the denomination was given to all nations who were not Romans. As used by Mormons, the term gentile designates any person who is not a Mormon.

Syn. -- Pagan; heathen. See Pagan.
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Gentile
Gen"tile, a. 1. Belonging to the nations at large, as distinguished from the Jews; ethnic; of pagan or heathen people.
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2. (Gram.) Denoting a race or country; as, a gentile noun or adjective.
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Gentile-falcon
Gen"tile-fal`con (?), n. (Zool.) See Falcon-gentil.
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Gentilesse
Gen`ti*lesse" (?), n. [OF. gentilesse, gentelise, F. gentillesse. See Gentle. a.] Gentleness; courtesy; kindness; nobility. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gentilish
Gen"til*ish (?), a. Heathenish; pagan.
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Gentilism
Gen"til*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. gentilisme.]
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1. Hethenism; paganism; the worship of false gods.
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2. Tribal feeling; devotion to one's gens.

Gentilitious
Gentilitial
{ Gen`ti*li"tial (?), Gen`ti*li"tious (?), } a. [L. gentilitius. See Gentile.] [Obs.]
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1. Peculiar to a people; national. Sir T. Browne.
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2. Hereditary; entailed on a family. Arbuthnot.
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Gentility
Gen*til"i*ty (?), n. [L. gentilitas the relationship of those who belong to the same clan, also, heathenism: cf. F. gentilité heathenism. See Gentile.]
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1. Good extraction; dignity of birth. Macaulay.
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He . . . mines my gentility with my education. Shak.
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2. The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self-respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding.
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3. The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry. [R.] Sir J. Davies.
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4. Paganism; heathenism. [Obs.] Hooker.
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Gentilize
Gen"til*ize (?), v. i. [See Gentile.]
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1. To live like a gentile or heathen. [Obs.] Milton.
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2. To act the gentleman; -- with it (see It, 5). [Obs.]
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Gentilize
Gen"til*ize, v. i. To render gentile or gentlemanly; as, to gentilize your unworthy sones. [R.] Sylvester.
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Gentilly
Gen"til*ly (?), adv. [From Gentil, a.] In a gentle or hoble manner; frankly. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gentiopikrin
Gen`ti*o*pi"krin (?), n. [Gentian + Gr. &unr_; bitter.] (Chem.) A bitter, yellow, crystalline substance, regarded as a glucoside, and obtained from the gentian.
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Gentisin
Gen"ti*sin (?), n. (Chem.) A tasteless, yellow, crystalline substance, obtained from the gentian; -- called also gentianin.
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Gentle
Gen"tle (?), a. [Compar. Gentler (?); superl. Gentlest (?).] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of genere, gignere, to beget; hence gentle, properly, of birth or family, that is, of good or noble birth. See Gender, and cf. Genteel, Gentil, Gentile, Gentoo, Jaunty.] 1. Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
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British society is divided into nobility, gentry, and yeomanry, and families are either noble, gentle, or simple. Johnson's Cyc.
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The studies wherein our noble and gentle youth ought to bestow their time. Milton.
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2. Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
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3. A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.Gentle sirs.” “Gentle Jew.” “Gentle servant.” Shak.
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4. Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
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5. Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .Gentle music.” Sir J. Davies.
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O sleep! it is a gentle thing. Coleridge.
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The gentle craft, the art or trade of shoemaking.

Syn. -- Mild; meek; placid; dovelike; quiet; peaceful; pacific; bland; soft; tame; tractable; docile. -- Gentle, Tame, Mild, Meek. Gentle describes the natural disposition; tame, that which is subdued by training; mild implies a temper which is, by nature, not easily provoked; meek, a spirit which has been schooled to mildness by discipline or suffering. The lamb is gentle; the domestic fowl is tame; John, the Apostle, was mild; Moses was meek.
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Gentle
Gen"tle, n. 1. One well born; a gentleman. [Obs.]
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Gentles, methinks you frown. Shak.
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2. A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.
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3. (Zool.) A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
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Gentle
Gent"le, v. t. 1. To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble. [Obs.] Shak.
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2. To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable. [R. or Poet.]
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To gentle life's descent,
We shut our eyes, and think it is a plain.
Young.
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3. To make kind and docile, as a horse. [Colloq.]

Gentlefolks
Gentlefolk
Gen"tle*folk` (?), Gen"tle*folks` (&unr_;), n. pl. Persons of gentle or good family and breeding. [Generally in the United States in the plural form.] Shak.
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Gentle-hearted
Gen"tle-heart`ed (?), a. Having a kind or gentle disposition. Shak. -- Gen"tle-heart`ed*ness, n.
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Gentleman
Gen"tle*man (?), n.; pl. Gentlemen (#). [OE. gentilman nobleman; gentil noble + man man; cf. F. gentilhomme.]
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1. A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman.
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2. One of gentle or refined manners; a well-bred man.
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3. (Her.) One who bears arms, but has no title.
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4. The servant of a man of rank.
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The count's gentleman, one Cesario. Shak.
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5. A man, irrespective of condition; -- used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc.
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&hand_; In Great Britain, the term gentleman is applied in a limited sense to those having coats of arms, but who are without a title, and, in this sense, gentlemen hold a middle rank between the nobility and yeomanry. In a more extended sense, it includes every man above the rank of yeoman, comprehending the nobility. In the United States, the term is applied to men of education and good breeding of every occupation.
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Gentleman commoner, one of the highest class of commoners at the University of Oxford. -- Gentleman usher, one who ushers visitors into the presence of a sovereign, etc. -- Gentleman usher of the black rod, an usher belonging to the Order of the Garter, whose chief duty is to serve as official messenger of the House of Lords. -- Gentlemen-at-arms, a band of forty gentlemen who attend the sovereign on state occasions; formerly called gentlemen pensioners. [Eng.]
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Gentlemanhood
Gen"tle*man*hood (?), n. The qualities or condition of a gentleman. [R.] Thackeray.

Gentlemanly
Gentlemanlike
{ Gen"tle*man*like` (?), Gen"tle*man*ly (?), } a. Of, pertaining to, resembling, or becoming, a gentleman; befitting a man of good breeding; well-behaved; courteous; polite; as, gentlemanly behavior.
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Gentlemanliness
Gen"tle*man*li*ness (?), n. The state of being gentlemanly; gentlemanly conduct or manners.
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Gentlemanship
Gen"tle*man*ship, n. The carriage or quality of a gentleman.
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Gentlemen's agreement
Gen"tle*men's a*gree"ment (?). An agreement binding only as a matter of honor; often, specif., such an agreement among the heads of industrial or merchantile enterprises, the terms of which could not be included and enforced in a legal contract.
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Gentleness
Gen"tle*ness, n. The quality or state of being gentle, well-born, mild, benevolent, docile, etc.; gentility; softness of manners, disposition, etc.; mildness.
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Gentleship
Gen"tle*ship, n. The deportment or conduct of a gentleman. [Obs.] Ascham.
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Gentlesse
Gent"lesse (?), n. Gentilesse; gentleness. [Obs.]
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Gentlewoman
Gen"tle*wom`an (?), n.; pl. Gentlewomen (&unr_;).
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1. A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar. Bacon.
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2. A woman who attends a lady of high rank. Shak.
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Gently
Gen"tly (?), adv. In a gentle manner.
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My mistress gently chides the fault I made. Dryden.
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Gentoo
Gen*too" (j&ebreve_;n*t&oomacr_;"), n.; pl. Gentoos (j&ebreve_;n*t&oomacr_;z"). [Pg. gentio gentile, heathen. See Gentile.] A native of Hindostan; a Hindoo. [Archaic]
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Gentoo
Gen*too" (j&ebreve_;n*t&oomacr_;"), n.; pl. Gentoos (j&ebreve_;n*t&oomacr_;z"). A penguin (Pygosceles tæniata). [Falkland Is.]
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Gentry
Gen"try (?), n. [OE. genterie, gentrie, noble birth, nobility, cf. gentrise, and OF. gentelise, genterise, E. gentilesse, also OE. genteleri high-mindedness. See Gent, a., Gentle, a.] 1. Birth; condition; rank by birth. [Obs.] “Pride of gentrie.” Chaucer.
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She conquers him by high almighty Jove,
By knighthood, gentry, and sweet friendship's oath.
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2. People of education and good breeding; in England, in a restricted sense, those between the nobility and the yeomanry. Macaulay.
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3. Courtesy; civility; complaisance. [Obs.]
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To show us so much gentry and good will. Shak.
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Genty
Gen"ty (?), a. [From F. gentil. Cf. Jaunty.] Neat; trim. [Scot.] Burns.
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Genu
Ge"nu (?), n.; pl. Genua (#). [L., the knee.] (Anat.) (a) The knee. (b) The kneelike bend, in the anterior part of the callosum of the brain.
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Genuflect
Gen`u*flect" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Genuflected; p. pr. & vb. n. Genuflecting.] [See Genuflection.] To bend the knee, as in worship.
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genuflexion
genuflection
gen`u*flec"tion, gen`u*flex"ion (?), n. [F. génuflexion, fr. LL. genuflexio, fr. L. genu knee + flexio a bending, fr. flectere, flexum, to bend. See Knee, Flexible.] The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship or reverence. Bp. Stillingfleet.
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genuine
gen"u*ine (?), a. [L. genuinus, fr. genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born: cf. F. génuine. See Gender.] Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials. “True, genuine night.” Dryden.

Syn. -- Authentic; real; true; pure; unalloyed; unadulterated. See Authentic.

-- Gen"u*ine*ly, adv. -- Gen"u*ine*ness, n.
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The evidence, both internal and external, against the genuineness of these letters, is overwhelming. Macaulay.
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Genus
Ge"nus (jē"nŭs), n.; pl. Genera (#). [L., birth, race, kind, sort; akin to Gr. &unr_;. See Gender, and cf. Benign.]
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1. (Logic) A class of objects divided into several subordinate species; a class more extensive than a species; a precisely defined and exactly divided class; one of the five predicable conceptions, or sorts of terms.
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2. (Biol.) An assemblage of species, having so many fundamental points of structure in common, that in the judgment of competent scientists, they may receive a common substantive name. A genus is not necessarily the lowest definable group of species, for it may often be divided into several subgenera. In proportion as its definition is exact, it is natural genus; if its definition can not be made clear, it is more or less an artificial genus.
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&hand_; Thus in the animal kingdom the lion, leopard, tiger, cat, and panther are species of the Cat kind or genus, while in the vegetable kingdom all the species of oak form a single genus. Some genera are represented by a multitude of species, as Solanum (Nightshade) and Carex (Sedge), others by few, and some by only one known species.
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Subaltern genus (Logic), a genus which may be a species of a higher genus, as the genus denoted by quadruped, which is also a species of mammal. -- Summum genus [L.] (Logic), the highest genus; a genus which can not be classed as a species, as being.
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Genys
Ge"nys (jē"n&ibreve_;s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ge`nys the under jaw.] (Zool.) See Gonys.

Geocentrical
Geocentric
{ Ge`o*cen"tric (?), Ge`o*cen"tric*al (?), } a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + ke`ntron center: cf. F. géocentrique.] (Astron.) (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in relation to or seen from the earth, -- usually opposed to heliocentric, as seen from the sun; as, the geocentric longitude or latitude of a planet.
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Geocentric latitude (of place) the angle included between the radius of the earth through the place and the plane of the equator, in distinction from geographic latitude. It is a little less than the geographic latitude.
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Geocentrically
Ge`o*cen"tric*al*ly, adv. In a geocentric manner.
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Geochelone
Geochelone n. A genus of giant tortoises.
Syn. -- genus Geochelone.
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geochemistry
ge`o*chem"is*try (jē`&ouptack_;*k&ebreve_;m"&ibreve_;s*tr&ybreve_;), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + chemistry.] The study of the chemical composition of, and of actual or possible chemical changes in, the crust of the earth. -- Ge`o*chem"ic*al (#), a. -- Ge`o*chem"ist (#), n.
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Geococcyx
Geococcyx n. The genus of birds comprising the roadrunners.
Syn. -- genus Geococcyx.
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Geocronite
Ge*oc"ro*nite (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + Kro`nos Saturn, the alchemistic name of lead: cf. G. geokronit.] (Min.) A lead-gray or grayish blue mineral with a metallic luster, consisting of sulphur, antimony, and lead, with a small proportion of arsenic.
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Geocyclic
Ge`o*cyc"lic (?), a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + ky`klos circle.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or illustrating, the revolutions of the earth; as, a geocyclic machine.
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2. Circling the earth periodically.
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Geode
Ge"ode (jē"ōd), n. [F. géode, L. geodes, fr. Gr. &unr_; earthlike; ge`a, gh^, the earth + e'i^dos form.] (Min.) (a) A nodule of stone, containing a cavity, lined with crystals or mineral matter. (b) The cavity in such a nodule.
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Geodephagous
Ge`o*deph"a*gous (jē`&ouptack_;*d&ebreve_;f"&adot_;*gŭs), a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, earth + 'adhfa`gos eating one's fill; gluttonous.] (Zool.) Living in the earth; -- applied to the ground beetles.

Geodesical
Geodesic
{ Ge`o*des"ic (jē`&ouptack_;*d&ebreve_;s"&ibreve_;k), Ge`o*des"ic*al (-&ibreve_;*k&aitalic_;l), } a. [Cf. F. géodésique.] 1. (Math.) Of or pertaining to geodesy; geodetic.
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2. (Architecture) Made of lightweight structural supporting elements connected in a manner to provide great rigidity; -- of structures; as, The geodesic dome was invented by R. Buckminster Fuller.
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Geodesic
Ge`o*des"ic, n. A geodetic line or curve.
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geodesic dome
ge`o*des"ic dome, n. A domelike structure invented by R. Buckminster Fuller, in which straight structural parts are connected to form interlocking polygons, affording great strength and rigidity combined with light weight. The typical form has the outlines of the top half of an icosahedron, with the triangular spaces filled with structural members forming triangles, hexagons, and squares.
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Geodesist
Ge*od"e*sist (?), n. One versed in geodesy.
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Geodesy
Ge*od"e*sy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;; ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; to divide: cf. F. géodésie.] (Math.) That branch of applied mathematics which determines, by means of observations and measurements, the figures and areas of large portions of the earth's surface, or the general figure and dimenshions of the earth; or that branch of surveying in which the curvature of the earth is taken into account, as in the surveys of States, or of long lines of coast.

Geodetical
Geodetic
{ Ge`o*det"ic (?), Ge`o*det"ic*al (?), } a. Of or pertaining to geodesy; obtained or determined by the operations of geodesy; engaged in geodesy; geodesic; as, geodetic surveying; geodetic observers.
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Geodetic line or Geodetic curve, the shortest line that can be drawn between two points on the elipsoidal surface of the earth; a curve drawn on any given surface so that the osculating plane of the curve at every point shall contain the normal to the surface; the minimum line that can be drawn on any surface between any two points.
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Geodetically
Ge`o*det"ic*al*ly, adv. In a geodetic manner; according to geodesy.
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Geodetics
Ge`o*det"ics (?), n. Same as Geodesy.
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Geodiferous
Ge`o*dif"er*ous (?), a. [Geode + -ferous.] (Min.) Producing geodes; containing geodes.
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Geoduck
Ge"o*duck (?), n. [American Indian name.] (Zool.) A gigantic clam (Glycimeris generosa) of the Pacific coast of North America, highly valued as an article of food.
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Geognosis
Ge`og*no"sis (?), n. [See Geognosy.] Knowledge of the earth. [R.] G. Eliot.
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Geognost
Ge"og*nost (?), n. [Cf. F. géognoste.] One versed in geognosy; a geologist. [R.]

Geognostical
Geognostic
{ Ge`og*nos"tic (?), Ge`og*nos"tic*al (?), } a. [Cf. F. géognostique.] Of or pertaining to geognosy, or to a knowledge of the structure of the earth; geological. [R.]
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Geognosy
Ge*og"no*sy (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + gnw^sis knowing, knowledge, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. géognosie.] That part of geology which treats of the materials of the earth's structure, and its general exterior and interior constitution.

Geogonical
Geogonic
{ Ge`o*gon"ic (?), Ge`o*gon"ic*al (?), } a. [Cf. F. géogonique.] Of or pertaining to geogony, or to the formation of the earth.
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Geogony
Ge*og"o*ny (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; generation, birth, fr. the root of gi`gnesqai to be born: cf. F. géogonie.] The branch of science which treats of the formation of the earth.
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Geographer
Ge*og"ra*pher (?), n. One versed in geography.

Geographical
Geographic
{ Ge`o*graph"ic (?), Ge`o*graph"ic*al (?), } a. [L. geographicus, Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. géographique.] Of or pertaining to geography.
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Geographical distribution. See under Distribution. -- Geographic latitude (of a place), the angle included between a line perpendicular or normal to the level surface of water at rest at the place, and the plane of the equator; differing slightly from the geocentric latitude by reason of the difference between the earth's figure and a true sphere. -- Geographical mile. See under Mile. -- Geographical variation, any variation of a species which is dependent on climate or other geographical conditions.
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Geographically
Ge`o*graph"ic*al*ly, adv. In a geographical manner or method; according to geography.
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geographics
ge`o*graph"ics n. Same as geography.
Syn. -- geography.
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geography
ge*og"ra*phy (?), n.; pl. Geographies (#). [F. géographie, l. geographia, fr. Gr. &unr_;; ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; description, fr. &unr_; to write, describe. See Graphic.] 1. The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, features, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited. It also includes the responses and adaptations of people to topography, climate, soil and vegetation
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2. A treatise on this science.
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Astronomical, or Mathematical, geography treats of the earth as a planet, of its shape, its size, its lines of latitude and longitude, its zones, and the phenomena due to to the earth's diurnal and annual motions. -- Physical geography treats of the conformation of the earth's surface, of the distribution of land and water, of minerals, plants, animals, etc., and applies the principles of physics to the explanation of the diversities of climate, productions, etc. -- Political geography treats of the different countries into which earth is divided with regard to political and social and institutions and conditions.
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Geolatry
Ge*ol"a*try (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; worship.] The worship of the earth. G. W. Cox.

The Geological Series. &hand_; The science of geology, as treating of the history of the globe, involves a description of the different strata which compose its crust, their order of succession, characteristic forms of animal and vegetable life, etc. The principal subdivisions of geological time, and the most important strata, with their relative positions, are indicated in the following diagram.

Geologian
Geologer
{ Ge*ol"o*ger (?), Ge`o*lo"gi*an (?), } n. A geologist.

Geological
Geologic
{ Ge`o*log"ic (?), Ge`o*log"ic*al (?), } a. [Cf. F. géologique.] Of or pertaining to geology, or the science of the earth.
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Geologically
Ge`o*log"ic*al*ly, adv. In a geological manner.
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Geologist
Ge*ol"o*gist (?), n. [Cf. F. Géologiste.] One versed in the science of geology.
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Geologize
Ge*ol"o*gize (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Geologized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Geologizing (?).] To study geology or make geological investigations in the field; to discourse as a geologist.
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During midsummer geologized a little in Shropshire. Darwin.
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Geology
Ge*ol"o*gy (?), n.; pl. Geologies (#). [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + -logy: cf. F. géologie.]
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1. The science which treats: (a) Of the structure and mineral constitution of the globe; structural geology. (b) Of its history as regards rocks, minerals, rivers, valleys, mountains, climates, life, etc.; historical geology. (c) Of the causes and methods by which its structure, features, changes, and conditions have been produced; dynamical geology. See Chart of The Geological Series.
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2. A treatise on the science.
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Geomalism
Ge*om"a*lism (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + "omalismo`s a leveling.] (Biol.) The tendency of an organism to respond, during its growth, to the force of gravitation.
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Geomancer
Ge"o*man`cer (?), n. One who practices, or is versed in, geomancy.
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Geomancy
Ge"o*man`cy (?), n. [OE. geomance, geomancie, F. géomance, géomancie, LL. geomantia, fr. Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + mantei`a divination.] A kind of divination by means of figures or lines, formed by little dots or points, originally on the earth, and latterly on paper.

Geomantical
Geomantic
{ Ge`o*man"tic (?), Ge`o*man"tic*al (?), } a. [Cf. F. géomantique.] Pertaining or belonging to geomancy.
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Geometer
Ge*om"e*ter (?), n. [F. géomètre, L. geometres, geometra, fr. Gr. gewme`trhs, fr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + me`tron measure. See Meter measure.] 1. One skilled in geometry; a geometrician; a mathematician. I. Watts.
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2. (Zool.) Any species of geometrid moth; a geometrid.
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Geometral
Ge*om"e*tral (?), a. [Cf. F. géométral.] Pertaining to geometry. [Obs.]

Geometrical
Geometric
{ Ge`o*met"ric (?), Ge`o*met"ric*al (?), } a. [L. geometricus; Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. géométrique.] 1. Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.
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2. (Art) characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration; as, a buffalo hide painted with red and black geometrical designs.
Syn. -- geometric.
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&hand_; Geometric is often used, as opposed to algebraic, to include processes or solutions in which the propositions or principles of geometry are made use of rather than those of algebra.
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&hand_; Geometrical is often used in a limited or strictly technical sense, as opposed to mechanical; thus, a construction or solution is geometrical which can be made by ruler and compasses, i. e., by means of right lines and circles. Every construction or solution which requires any other curve, or such motion of a line or circle as would generate any other curve, is not geometrical, but mechanical. By another distinction, a geometrical solution is one obtained by the rules of geometry, or processes of analysis, and hence is exact; while a mechanical solution is one obtained by trial, by actual measurements, with instruments, etc., and is only approximate and empirical.
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Geometrical curve. Same as Algebraic curve; -- so called because their different points may be constructed by the operations of elementary geometry. -- Geometric lathe, an instrument for engraving bank notes, etc., with complicated patterns of interlacing lines; -- called also cycloidal engine. -- Geometrical pace, a measure of five feet. -- Geometric pen, an instrument for drawing geometric curves, in which the movements of a pen or pencil attached to a revolving arm of adjustable length may be indefinitely varied by changing the toothed wheels which give motion to the arm. -- Geometrical plane (Persp.), the same as Ground plane . -- Geometrical progression, proportion, ratio. See under Progression, Proportion and Ratio. -- Geometrical radius, in gearing, the radius of the pitch circle of a cogwheel. Knight. -- Geometric spider (Zool.), one of many species of spiders, which spin a geometrical web. They mostly belong to Epeira and allied genera, as the garden spider. See Garden spider. -- Geometric square, a portable instrument in the form of a square frame for ascertaining distances and heights by measuring angles. -- Geometrical staircase, one in which the stairs are supported by the wall at one end only. -- Geometrical tracery, in architecture and decoration, tracery arranged in geometrical figures.
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Geometrically
Ge`o*met"ric*al*ly (?), adv. According to the rules or laws of geometry.
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Geometrician
Ge*om`e*tri"cian (?), n. One skilled in geometry; a geometer; a mathematician.
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Geometrid
Ge*om"e*trid (?), a. (Zool.) Pertaining or belonging to the Geometridæ.
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Geometrid
Ge*om"e*trid, n. (Zool.) One of numerous genera and species of moths, of the family Geometridæ; -- so called because their larvæ (called loopers, measuring worms, spanworms, and inchworms) creep in a looping manner, as if measuring. Many of the species are injurious to agriculture, as the cankerworms.
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Geometridae
Geometridae prop. n. A natural family of moths whose larvae are called measuring worms.
Syn. -- family Geometridae.
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Geometrize
Ge*om"e*trize (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Geometrized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Geometrizing (?).] To investigate or apprehend geometrical quantities or laws; to make geometrical constructions; to proceed in accordance with the principles of geometry.
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Nature geometrizeth, and observeth order in all things. Sir T. Browne.
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Geometry
Ge*om"e*try (?), n.; pl. Geometries (#) [F. géométrie, L. geometria, fr. Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_; to measure land; ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; to measure. So called because one of its earliest and most important applications was to the measurement of the earth's surface. See Geometer.] 1. That branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes; the science of the relations of space.
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2. A treatise on this science.
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Analytical geometry, or Coördinate geometry, that branch of mathematical analysis which has for its object the analytical investigation of the relations and properties of geometrical magnitudes. -- Descriptive geometry, that part of geometry which treats of the graphic solution of all problems involving three dimensions. -- Elementary geometry, that part of geometry which treats of the simple properties of straight lines, circles, plane surface, solids bounded by plane surfaces, the sphere, the cylinder, and the right cone. -- Higher geometry, that pert of geometry which treats of those properties of straight lines, circles, etc., which are less simple in their relations, and of curves and surfaces of the second and higher degrees.
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Geophagism
Ge*oph"a*gism (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, earth + &unr_; to eat.] The act or habit of eating earth. See Dirt eating, under Dirt. Dunglison.
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Geophagist
Ge*oph"a*gist (?), n. One who eats earth, as dirt, clay, chalk, etc.
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Geophagous
Ge*oph"a*gous (?), a. Earth-eating.
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Geophila
Ge*oph"i*la (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ge`a, gh^, earth + &unr_; to love.] (Zool.) The division of Mollusca which includes the land snails and slugs.

Geophilidae
Geophilidae n. A natural family of small extremely elongate earth-living centipedes.
Syn. -- family Geophilidae.
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Geophilomorpha
Geophilomorpha n. an order of myriopod arthropods containing elongated centipedes living in soil and under stones and having more than 30 pairs of legs.
Syn. -- order Geophilomorpha.
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Geophilus
Geophilus n. The type type genus of the Geophilidae, a cosmopolitan genus of centipedes sometimes called earwigs.
Syn. -- genus Geophilus.
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geophysical
geophysical adj. of or pertaining to geophysics; as, geophysical sciences.
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geophysicist
geophysicist n. a specialist in geology.
Syn. -- geologist.
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geophysics
geophysics n. A branch of geology that uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth.
Syn. -- geophysical science.
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geophyte
geophyte n. a perennial plant propagated by overwintering buds on underground bulbs or tubers or corms.
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geopolitical
geopolitical adj. of or pertaining to geopolitics.
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geopolitics
geopolitics n. the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state.
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Geoponical
Geoponic
{ Ge`o*pon"ic (?), Ge`o*pon"ic*al (?), } a. [Gr. &unr_;; ge`a, gh^, earth + &unr_; toilsome, fr. &unr_; labor: cf. F. géoponique.] Pertaining to tillage of the earth, or agriculture.
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Geoponics
Ge`o*pon"ics (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. géoponique.] The art or science of cultivating the earth; agriculture. Evelin.
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Georama
Ge`o*ra"ma (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; sight, view, &unr_; to see, view: cf. F. géorama.] A hollow globe on the inner surface of which a map of the world is depicted, to be examined by one standing inside.
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Geordie
Geor"die (?), n. A name given by miners to George Stephenson's safety lamp. Raymond.
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George
George (jôrj), prop. n. [F. George, or Georges, a proper name, fr. Gr. gewrgo`s husbandman, laborer; ge`a, gh^, the earth + 'e`rgein to work; akin to E. work. See Work.]
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1. A figure of St. George (the patron saint of England) on horseback, appended to the collar of the Order of the Garter. See Garter.
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2. A kind of brown loaf. [Obs.] Dryden.
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3. Any coin having an image of Saint George. [Brit. slang]
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George noble
George" no`ble (?). [So called from the image of St. George on it.] A gold noble of the time of Henry VIII. See Noble, n.
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Georgian
Geor"gi*an (?), a. 1. Of or pertaining to Georgia, a former Soviet republic, now an independent country in the Causcuses in Asia, or to Georgia, one of the United States.
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2. Of or relating to the reigns of the four Georges, kings of Great Britan; as, the Georgian era.
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Georgian
Geor"gi*an, n. A native of, or dweller in, Georgia.
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Georgian architecture
Georgian architecture. British or British colonial architecture of the period of the four Georges, especially that of the period before 1800.
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Georgic
Geor"gic (jôr"j&ibreve_;k), n. [L. georgicum (sc. carmen), and georgica, pl., Gr. bi`blion gewrgiko`n, and ta~ gewrgika`: cf. F. géorgiques, pl. See Georgic, a.] A rural poem; a poetical composition on husbandry, containing rules for cultivating lands, etc.; as, the Georgics of Virgil.

Georgical
Georgic
{ Geor"gic (jôr"j&ibreve_;k), Geor"gic*al (jôr"j&ibreve_;*k&aitalic_;l), } a. [L. georgicus, Gr. gewrgiko`s, fr. gewrgi`a tillage, agriculture: cf. F. géorgique. See George.] Relating to agriculture and rural affairs.
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Georgium Sidus
Geor"gi*um Si`dus (?). [NL., the star of George (III. of England).] (Astron.) The planet Uranus, so named by its discoverer, Sir W. Herschel.
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Geoscopy
Ge*os"co*py (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + -scopy: cf. F. géoscopie.] Knowledge of the earth, ground, or soil, obtained by inspection. Chambers.
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Geoselenic
Ge`o*se*len"ic (?), a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; moon.] Pertaining to the earth and moon; belonging to the joint action or mutual relations of the earth and moon; as, geoselenic phenomena.
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Geostatic
Ge`o*stat"ic (?), a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, earth + E. static.] (Civil Engin.) Relating to the pressure exerted by earth or similar substance.
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Geostatic arch, an arch having a form adapted to sustain pressure similar to that exerted by earth. Rankine.
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Geosynclinal
Ge`o*syn*cli"nal (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + E. synclinal.] (Geol.) the downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; -- opposed to geanticlinal.
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Geothermometer
Ge`o*ther*mom"e*ter (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + E. thermometer.] (Physics) A thermometer specially constructed for measuring temperetures at a depth below the surface of the ground.
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Geotic
Ge*ot"ic (?) a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth.] Belonging to earth; terrestrial. [Obs.] Bailey.
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Geotropic
Ge`o*trop"ic (?), a. [See Geotropism.] (Biol.) Relating to, or showing, geotropism.
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Geotropism
Ge*ot"ro*pism (?), n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + &unr_; to turn.] (Biol.) A disposition to turn or incline towards the earth; the influence of gravity in determining the direction of growth of an organ.
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&hand_; In plants, organs which grow towards the center of the earth are said to be positively geotropic, and those growing in the opposite direction negatively geotropic. In animals, geotropism is supposed by some to have an influence either direct or indirect on the plane of division of the ovum.
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Gephyrea
Ge*phyr"e*a (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; a dam, a bridge.] (Zool.) An order of marine Annelida, in which the body is imperfectly, or not at all, annulated externally, and is mostly without setæ.
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Gephyrean
Ge*phyr"e*an (?), a. (Zool.) Belonging to the Gephyrea. -- n. One of the Gerphyrea.
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Gephyreoid
Ge*phyr"e*oid (?), a. & n. [Gephyrea + -oid.] Gephyrean.
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Gepound
Ge*pound" (?), n. See Gipoun. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gerah
Ge"rah (?), n. [Heb. g&unr_;rah, lit., a bean.] (Jewish Antiq.) A small coin and weight; 1-20th of a shekel.
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&hand_; The silver gerah is supposed to have been worth about three cents; the gold about fifty-four cents; the weight equivalent to about thirteen grains.
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Geraniaceous
Ge*ra`ni*a"ceous (?), a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of pants (Geraniaceæ) which includes the genera Geranium, Pelargonium, and many others.

Geranine
Geraniine
{ Ge*ra"ni*ine (?), Ger"a*nine (?), } n. [See Geranium.]
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1. (Med.) A valuable astringent obtained from the root of the Geranium maculatum or crane's-bill.
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2. (Chem.) A liquid terpene, obtained from the crane's-bill (Geranium maculatum), and having a peculiar mulberry odor. [Written also geraniin.]
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geraniol
ge*ra"ni*ol (?), n. [See Geranium.] (Chem.) A terpene alcohol (C10H18O) which constitutes the principal part of the oil of palmarosa and the oil of rose. Chemically it is 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol. It has a sweet rose odor. MI11
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Geranium
Ge*ra"ni*um (j&euptack_;*rā"n&ibreve_;*ŭm), n. [L., fr. Gr. gera`nion, from ge`ranos crane: cf. F. géranium. See Crane, n.]
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1. (Bot.) A genus of plants having a beaklike torus or receptacle, around which the seed capsules are arranged, and membranous projections, or stipules, at the joints. Most of the species have showy flowers and a pungent odor. Called sometimes crane's-bill.
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2. (Floriculture) A cultivated pelargonium.
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&hand_; Many plants referred to the genus Geranium by the earlier botanists are now separated from it under the name of Pelargonium, which includes all the commonly cultivated “geraniums”, mostly natives of South Africa.
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Gerant
Ge"rant (?), n. [F. gérant.] The manager or acting partner of a company, joint-stock association, etc.
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gerardia
gerardia n. any plant of the genus Gerardia.
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Gerbe
Gerbe (?), n. [F., prop. a sheaf.] (Pyrotechny) A kind of ornamental firework. Farrow.

Gerbera
Gerbera prop. n. A genus of South African or Asiatic herbs having showy daisy-like flowers; it includes some of the African daisies.
Syn. -- genus Gerbera.
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Gerbille
Gerbil
{ Ger"bil (j&etilde_;r"b&ibreve_;l), ‖Ger`bille" (zh&auptack_;r`b&euptack_;l"), } n. [F. gerbille. Cf. Jerboa.] 1. (Zool.) One of several species of small, jumping, murine burrowing rodents, of the genus Gerbillus and related genera of the subfamily Gerbillinae. They have long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.
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2. (Zool.) A rodent (Meriones unguiculatus) of the subfamily Gerbillinae that is commonly kept as a pet; it is also called the tamarisk gerbil, sand rat and jird. Its natural habitats are the dry regions of Northern Africa and Asia.
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Gerbillinae
Gerbillinae n. (Zool.) A natural family of rodents including the gerbils.
Syn. -- subfamily Gerbillinae.
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Gerbillus
Gerbillus n. The type genus of the Gerbillinae, comprising the typical gerbils{1}.
Syn. -- genus Gerbillus.
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Gerboa
Ger*bo"a (?), n. (Zool.) The jerboa.
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Gere
Gere (?), n. Gear. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gerea
Gerea n. A small genus of hairy herbs with yellow flowers.
Syn. -- genus Gerea.
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Gerent
Ge"rent (?), a. [L. gerens, p. pr. of gerere to bear, manage.] Bearing; carrying. [Obs.] Bailey.
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gerenuk
ger"e*nuk (g&ebreve_;r"&euptack_;*n&oobreve_;k), n. A slender East African antelope (Litocranius walleri) with a long slim neck and backward-curving horns; called also Waller's gazelle, and in German Giraffengazelle. It feeds on the foliage of bushes and trees, and often stands erect on its hind legs, leaning against the bush, to browse on the higher branches; in this habit it is distinctive and easy to recognize.
Syn. -- Litocranius walleri.
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Gerfalcon
Ger"fal`con (?), n. (Zool.) See Gyrfalcon.
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Gerful
Ger"ful (?), a. [Cf. OF. girer to twirl, E. gyrate.] Changeable; capricious. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Gerlond
Gerland
Ger"land (?), Ger"lond, n. A garland. [Obs.]
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Gerlind
Ger"lind (?), n. (Zool.) A salmon returning from the sea the second time. [Prov. Eng.]
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Germ
Germ (j&etilde_;rm), n. [F. germe, fr. L. germen, germinis, sprout, but, germ. Cf. Germen, Germane.] 1. (Biol.) That which is to develop a new individual; as, the germ of a fetus, of a plant or flower, and the like; the earliest form under which an organism appears.
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In the entire process in which a new being originates . . . two distinct classes of action participate; namely, the act of generation by which the germ is produced; and the act of development, by which that germ is evolved into the complete organism. Carpenter.
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2. That from which anything springs; origin; first principle; as, the germ of civil liberty.
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3. (Biol.) The germ cells, collectively, as distinguished from the somatic cells, or soma. Germ is often used in place of germinal to form phrases; as, germ area, germ disc, germ membrane, germ nucleus, germ sac, etc.
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4. A microorganism, especially a disease-causing bacterium or virus; -- used informally, as, the don't eat food that falls on the floor, it may have germs on it.
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Disease germ (Biol.), a name applied to certain tiny bacterial organisms or their spores, such as Anthrax bacillus and the Micrococcus of fowl cholera, which have been demonstrated to be the cause of certain diseases; same as germ{4}. See Germ theory (below). -- Germ cell (Biol.), the germ, egg, spore, or cell from which the plant or animal arises. At one time a part of the body of the parent, it finally becomes detached, and by a process of multiplication and growth gives rise to a mass of cells, which ultimately form a new individual like the parent. See Ovum. -- Germ gland. (Anat.) See Gonad. -- Germ stock (Zool.), a special process on which buds are developed in certain animals. See Doliolum. -- Germ theory (Biol.), the theory that living organisms can be produced only by the evolution or development of living germs or seeds. See Biogenesis, and Abiogenesis. As applied to the origin of disease, the theory claims that the zymotic diseases are due to the rapid development and multiplication of various bacteria, the germs or spores of which are either contained in the organism itself, or transferred through the air or water. See Fermentation theory.
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Germ
Germ (?), v. i. To germinate. [R.] J. Morley.
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Germain
Ger*main" (?), a. [Obs.] See Germane.
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German
Ger"man (?), a. [OE. german, germain, F. germain, fr. L. germanus full, own (said of brothers and sisters who have the same parents); akin to germen germ. Cf. Germ, Germane.] Nearly related; closely akin.
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Wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion. Shak.
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Brother german. See Brother german. -- Cousins german. See the Note under Cousin.
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German
Ger"man, n.; pl. Germans (#) [L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis origin.] 1. A native or one of the people of Germany.
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2. The German language.
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3. (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly involved figures. (b) A social party at which the german is danced.
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High German, the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern Germany, -- comprising Old High German, used from the 8th to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the 15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature. The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern literary language, are often called Middle German, and the Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is also used to cover both groups. -- Low German, the language of Northern Germany and the Netherlands, -- including Friesic; Anglo-Saxon or Saxon; Old Saxon; Dutch or Low Dutch, with its dialect, Flemish; and Plattdeutsch (called also Low German), spoken in many dialects.
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German
Ger"man, a. [L. Germanus. See German, n.] Of or pertaining to Germany.
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German Baptists. See Dunker. -- German bit, a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point. -- German carp (Zool.), the crucian carp. -- German millet (Bot.), a kind of millet (Setaria Italica, var.), whose seed is sometimes used for food. -- German paste, a prepared food for caged birds. -- German process (Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary. Raymond. -- German sarsaparilla, a substitute for sarsaparilla extract. -- German sausage, a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly cooked. -- German silver (Chem.), a silver-white alloy, hard and tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical with the Chinese alloy packfong. It was formerly much used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other white alloys. -- German steel (Metal.), a metal made from bog iron ore in a forge, with charcoal for fuel. -- German text (Typog.), a character resembling modern German type, used in English printing for ornamental headings, etc., as in the words,
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-- German tinder. See Amadou.

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Germander
Ger*man"der (?), n. [OE. germaunder, F. germandrée, It. calamandrea, L. chamaedrys, fr. Gr.&unr_;; &unr_; on the earth or ground + &unr_; tree. See Humble, and Tree.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Teucrium (esp. Teucrium Chamædrys or wall germander), mintlike herbs and low shrubs.
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American germander, Teucrium Canadense. -- Germander chickweed, Veronica agrestis. -- Water germander, Teucrium Scordium. -- Wood germander, Teucrium Scorodonia.
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Germane
Ger*mane" (?), a. [See German akin, nearly related.] Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant.
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The phrase would be more germane to the matter. Shak.
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[An amendment] must be germane. Barclay (Digest).
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Germanic
Ger*man"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.
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Germanic
Ger*man"ic, a. [L. Germanicus: cf. F. germanique. See German, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy.
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2. Teutonic. [A loose sense]
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Germanism
Ger"man*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. germanisme.] 1. An idiom of the German language.
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2. A characteristic of the Germans; a characteristic German mode, doctrine, etc.; rationalism. J. W. Alexander.
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Germanium
Ger*ma"ni*um (?), n. [NL., fr. L. Germania Germany.] (Chem.) A rare element, discovered in 1885 in a silver ore (argyrodite) at Freiberg. It is a brittle, silver-white metal, chemically intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, resembles tin, and is in general identical with the predicted ekasilicon. Symbol Ge. Atomic number 32. Atomic weight 72.59. It has excellent semiconductor properties, and is used in transistors and diodes.
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Germanization
Ger`man*i*za"tion (?), n. The act of Germanizing. M. Arnold.
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Germanize
Ger"man*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Germanized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Germanizing (?).] To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society.
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Germanize
Ger"man*ize, v. i. To reason or write after the manner of the Germans.
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German-speaking
German-speaking adj. able to communicate in the German language.
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Germarium
Ger*ma"ri*um (?), n. [NL. See Germ.] (Zool.) An organ in which the ova are developed in certain Turbellaria.
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Germ cell
Germ cell. (Biol.) A cell, of either sex, directly concerned in the production of a new organism.
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Germen
Ger"men (j&etilde_;r"m&ebreve_;n), n.; pl. E. Germens (#), L. Germina (#). [L.] See Germ.
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germicidal
ger"mi*ci`dal (j&etilde_;r"m&ibreve_;*sī`d&aitalic_;l), a. [Germ + L. caedere to kill + -al.] (Biol.) Destructive to germs; -- applied to any agent which has a killing action upon living microorganisms, particularly bacteria or viruses, which are the cause of many infectious diseases.
Syn. -- antiseptic.
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germicide
ger"mi*cide (j&etilde_;r"m&ibreve_;*sīd), n. A germicidal agent. -- a. Germicidal.
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Germinal
Ger"mi*nal (?), a. [See Germ.] 1. Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle.
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2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to the germ, or germ cells, as distinguished from the somatic cells.
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Germinal layers (Biol.), the two layers of cells, the ectoblast and entoblast, which form respectively the outer covering and inner wall of the gastrula. A third layer of cells, the mesoblast, which is formed later and lies between these two, is sometimes included. -- Germinal membrane. (Biol.) Same as Blastoderm. -- Germinal spot (Biol.), the nucleolus of the ovum. -- Germinal vesicle, (Biol.) , the nucleus of the ovum of animals.
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Germinal
Ger`mi*nal" (?), n. [F. See Germ .] The seventh month of the French republican calendar [1792 -- 1806]. It began March 21 and ended April 19. See Vendémiaire.
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Germinant
Ger"mi*nant (?), a. [L. germinans, p. pr.] Sprouting; sending forth germs or buds.
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Germinate
Ger"mi*nate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Germinated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Germinating.] [L. germinatus, p. p. of germinare to sprout, fr. germen. See Germ.] To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ. Bacon.
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Germinate
Ger"mi*nate, v. t. To cause to sprout. Price (1610).
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Germination
Ger`mi*na"tion (?), n. [L. germinatio: cf. F. germination.] The process of germinating; the beginning of vegetation or growth in a seed or plant; the first development of germs, either animal or vegetable.
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Germination apparatus, an apparatus for malting grain.
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Germinative
Ger"mi*na*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. germinatif.] Pertaining to germination; having power to bud or develop.
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Germinative spot, Germinative vesicle. (Biol.) Same as Germinal spot, Germinal vesicle, under Germinal.
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Germiparity
Ger`mi*par"i*ty (?), n. [Germ + L. parere to produce.] (Biol.) Reproduction by means of germs.
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Germless
Germ"less, a. Without germs.
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Germogen
Ger"mo*gen (?), n. [Germ + -gen.] (Biol.) (a) A polynuclear mass of protoplasm, not divided into separate cells, from which certain ova are developed. Balfour. (b) The primitive cell in certain embryonic forms. Balfour.
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Germ plasm
Germ" plasm` (?), (Biol.) See Plasmogen, and Idioplasm.
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Germ theory
Germ theory. 1. (Biol.) The theory that living organisms can be produced only by the development of living germs. Cf. Biogenesis, Abiogenesis.
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2. (Med.) The theory which attributes contagious and infectious diseases, suppurative lesions, etc., to the agency of germs, i.e. pathogenic microorganisms. The science of bacteriology was developed after this theory had been established.
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Germule
Germ"ule (?), n. [Dim. fr. germ.] (Biol.) A small germ.
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Gern
Gern (?), v. t. [See Grin.] To grin or yawn. [Obs.] “[/He] gaped like a gulf when he did gern.” Spenser.
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Gerner
Ger"ner (?), n. A garner. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gerocomia
Ger`o*co"mi*a (?), n. [NL.] See Gerocomy.
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Gerocomical
Ger`o*com"ic*al (?), a. Pertaining to gerocomy. Dr. John Smith.
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Gerocomy
Ge*roc"o*my (?), n. [F. gérocomie, fr. Gr. &unr_; an old man + &unr_; to take care of.] That part of medicine which treats of regimen for old people.
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Gerontes
Ge*ron"tes (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;.] (Gr. Antiq.) Magistrates in Sparta, who with the ephori and kings, constituted the supreme civil authority.
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Gerontocracy
Ger`on*toc"ra*cy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, an old man + &unr_; to rule.] Government by old men. [R.] Gladstone.
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Geropigia
Ger`o*pig"i*a (?), n. [Pg. geropiga.] A mixture composed of unfermented grape juice, brandy, sugar, etc., for adulteration of wines. [Written also jerupigia.]
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-gerous
-ger*ous (?). [L. -ger, fr. gerere to bear, carry. See Jest.] A suffix signifying bearing, producing; as, calcigerous; dentigerous.
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Gerrymander
Ger`ry*man"der (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gerrymandered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gerrymandering.] To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent. [Political Cant, U. S.]
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&hand_; This was done in Massachusetts at a time when Elbridge Gerry was governor, and was attributed to his influence, hence the name; though it is now known that he was opposed to the measure. Bartlett.
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Gerund
Ger"und (?), n. [L. gerundium, fr. gerere to bear, carry, perform. See Gest a deed, Jest.] (Lat. Gram.)
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1. A kind of verbal noun, having only the four oblique cases of the singular number, and governing cases like a participle.
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2. In Modern English, the -ing form of a verb, when functioning as a noun; as, running is good for the heart.
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3. (AS. Gram.) A verbal noun ending in -e, preceded by to and usually denoting purpose or end; -- called also the dative infinitive; as, “Ic hæbbe mete tô etanne” (I have meat to eat.).
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Gerundial
Ge*run"di*al (?), a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a gerund; as, a gerundial use.
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Gerundive
Ge*run"dive (?), a. [L. gerundivus.] Pertaining to, or partaking of, the nature of the gerund; gerundial. -- n. (Lat. Gram.) The future passive participle; as, amandus, i. e., to be loved.
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Gerundively
Ge*run"dive*ly, adv. In the manner of a gerund; as, or in place of, a gerund.
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Gery
Ger"y (?), a. [See Gerful.] Changeable; fickle. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gesling
Ges"ling (?), n. A gosling. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gesse
Gesse (?), v. t. & i. To guess. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gesso
Ges"so (?), n. [It., chalk, plaster.] 1. Plaster of Paris, or gypsum, esp. as prepared for use in painting, or in making bas-reliefs and the like; by extension, a plasterlike or pasty material spread upon a surface to fit it for painting or gilding, or a surface so prepared.
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2. A work of art done in gesso. [Obs.]
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Gesso duro
Ges"so du"ro (?). [It., hard plaster.] A variety of gesso which when dried becomes hard and durable, often used in making bas-relief casts, which are colored and mounted in elaborate frames.
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Gest
Gest (?), n. A guest. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gest
Gest (?), n. [OF. geste exploit. See Jest.]
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1. Something done or achieved; a deed or an action; an adventure. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony. [Obs.] Mede.
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3. A tale of achievements or adventures; a stock story. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.
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4. Gesture; bearing; deportment. [Archaic]
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Through his heroic grace and honorable gest. Spenser.
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Gest
Gest (?), n. [Cf. Gist a resting place.]
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1. A stage in traveling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey or progress; a rest. [Obs.] Kersey.
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2. A roll recting the several stages arranged for a royal progress. Many of them are extant in the herald's office. [Obs.] Hanmer.
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Gestant
Ges"tant (?), a. [L. gestans, p. pr. of gestare.] Bearing within; laden; burdened; pregnant. [R.] “Clouds gestant with heat.” Mrs. Browning.
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Gestation
Ges*ta"tion (?), n. [L. gestatio a bearing, carrying, fr. gestare to bear, carry, intens. fr. gerere, gestum, to bear: cf. F. gestation. See Gest deed, Jest.]
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1. The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments). [Obs.]
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2. The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy.
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3. Exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his own powers; passive exercise. Dunglison.
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Gestatory
Ges"ta*to*ry (?), a. [L. gestatorius that serves for carrying: cf. F. gestatoire.]
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1. Pertaining to gestation or pregnancy.
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2. Capable of being carried or worn. [Obs. or R.]
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Geste
Geste (?), v. i. To tell stories or gests. [Obs.]
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Gestic
Ges"tic (?), a. [See Gest a deed, Gesture.]
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1. Pertaining to deeds or feats of arms; legendary.
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And the gay grandsire, skilled in gestic lore. Goldsmith.
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2. Relating to bodily motion; consisting of gestures; -- said especially with reference to dancing.
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Carried away by the enthusiasm of the gestic art. Sir W. Scott.
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Gesticulate
Ges*tic"u*late (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gesticulated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gesticulating.] [L. gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr. gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to bear, carry, peform. See Gestic.] To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures. Sir T. Herbert.
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Gesticulate
Ges*tic"u*late, v. t. To represent by gesture; to act. [R.] B. Jonson.
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Gesticulation
Ges*tic`u*la"tion (?), n. [L. gesticulatio: cf. F. gesticulation.] 1. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments.
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2. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments. Macaulay.
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3. Antic tricks or motions. B. Jonson.
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Gesticulator
Ges*tic"u*la`tor (?), n. [L.] One who gesticulates.
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Gesticulatory
Ges*tic"u*la*to*ry (?), a. Representing by, or belonging to, gestures. T. Warton.
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Gestour
Ges"tour (?), n. [See Gest a deed.] A reciter of gests or legendary tales; a story-teller. [Obs.]
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Minstrels and gestours for to tell tales. Chaucer.
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Gestural
Ges"tur*al (?), a. Relating to gesture.
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Gesture
Ges"ture (?), n. [LL. gestura mode of action, fr. L. gerere, gestum, to bear, behave, perform, act. See Gest a deed.] 1. Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture. [Obs.]
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Accubation, or lying down at meals, was a gesture used by many nations. Sir T. Browne.
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2. A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument, assertion, or opinion.
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Humble and reverent gestures. Hooker.
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Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love.
Milton.
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Gesture
Ges"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gestured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gesturing.] To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate.
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It is not orderly read, nor gestured as beseemeth. Hooker.
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Gesture
Ges"ture, v. i. To make gestures; to gesticulate.
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The players . . . gestured not undecently withal. Holland.
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Gestureless
Ges"ture*less, a. Free from gestures.
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Gesturement
Ges"ture*ment (?), n. Act of making gestures; gesturing. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
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Get
Get (j&ebreve_;t), n. Jet, the mineral. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Get
Get (g&ebreve_;t), n. [OF. get.] 1. Fashion; manner; custom. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. Artifice; contrivance. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Get
Get (g&ebreve_;t), v. t. [imp. Got (g&obreve_;t) (Obs. Gat (găt)); p. p. Got (Obsolescent Gotten (g&obreve_;t"t'n)); p. pr. & vb. n. Getting.] [OE. geten, AS. gitan, gietan (in comp.); akin to Icel. geta, Goth. bigitan to find, L. prehendere to seize, take, Gr. chanda`nein to hold, contain. Cf. Comprehend, Enterprise, Forget, Impregnable, Prehensile.] 1. To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
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2. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have. Johnson.
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Thou hast got the face of man. Herbert.
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3. To beget; to procreate; to generate.
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I had rather to adopt a child than get it. Shak.
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4. To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
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It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart, than to pen twenty. Bp. Fell.
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5. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
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Get him to say his prayers. Shak.
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6. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
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Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched. Shak.
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7. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.
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Get thee out from this land. Gen. xxxi. 13.
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He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of Mega. Knolles.
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&hand_; Get, as a transitive verb, is combined with adverbs implying motion, to express the causing to, or the effecting in, the object of the verb, of the kind of motion indicated by the preposition; thus, to get in, to cause to enter, to bring under shelter; as, to get in the hay; to get out, to make come forth, to extract; to get off, to take off, to remove; to get together, to cause to come together, to collect.
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To get by heart, to commit to memory. -- To get the better of, To get the best of, to obtain an advantage over; to surpass; to subdue. -- To get up, to cause to be established or to exit; to prepare; to arrange; to construct; to invent; as, to get up a celebration, a machine, a book, an agitation.

Syn. -- To obtain; gain; win; acquire. See Obtain.
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Get
Get (g&ebreve_;t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
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We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak.
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2. To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
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To get rid of fools and scoundrels. Pope.
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His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast. Coleridge.
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&hand_; It [get] gives to the English language a middle voice, or a power of verbal expression which is neither active nor passive. Thus we say to get acquitted, beaten, confused, dressed.
Earle.

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&hand_; Get, as an intransitive verb, is used with a following preposition, or adverb of motion, to indicate, on the part of the subject of the act, movement or action of the kind signified by the preposition or adverb; or, in the general sense, to move, to stir, to make one's way, to advance, to arrive, etc.; as, to get away, to leave, to escape; to disengage one's self from; to get down, to descend, esp. with effort, as from a literal or figurative elevation; to get along, to make progress; hence, to prosper, succeed, or fare; to get in, to enter; to get out, to extricate one's self, to escape; to get through, to traverse; also, to finish, to be done; to get to, to arrive at, to reach; to get off, to alight, to descend from, to dismount; also, to escape, to come off clear; to get together, to assemble, to convene.
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To get ahead, to advance; to prosper. -- To get along, to proceed; to advance; to prosper. -- To get a mile (or other distance), to pass over it in traveling. -- To get among, to go or come into the company of; to become one of a number. -- To get asleep, to fall asleep. -- To get astray, to wander out of the right way. -- To get at, to reach; to make way to. To get away with, to carry off; to capture; hence, to get the better of; to defeat. -- To get back, to arrive at the place from which one departed; to return. -- To get before, to arrive in front, or more forward. -- To get behind, to fall in the rear; to lag. -- To get between, to arrive between. -- To get beyond, to pass or go further than; to exceed; to surpass. “Three score and ten is the age of man, a few get beyond it.” Thackeray. -- To get clear, to disengage one's self; to be released, as from confinement, obligation, or burden; also, to be freed from danger or embarrassment. -- To get drunk, to become intoxicated. -- To get forward, to proceed; to advance; also, to prosper; to advance in wealth. -- To get home, to arrive at one's dwelling, goal, or aim. -- To get into. (a) To enter, as, “she prepared to get into the coach.” Dickens. (b) To pass into, or reach; as, “ a language has got into the inflated state.” Keary. -- To get loose or To get free, to disengage one's self; to be released from confinement. -- To get near, to approach within a small distance. -- To get on, to proceed; to advance; to prosper. -- To get over. (a) To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or difficulty. (b) To recover from, as an injury, a calamity. -- To get through. (a) To pass through something. (b) To finish what one was doing. -- To get up. (a) To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc. (b) To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of stairs, etc.
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Get
Get, n. Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
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get
get (g&ebreve_;t), n.; pl. gittin or gitim. A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce. RHUD
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geta
get"a n. [Jap.] A type of Japanese footwear usually with wooden soles, held to the foot by a thong that passes between the first two toes.
Syn. -- clog, patten, sabot.
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getable
getable adj. Obtainable; able to be gotten.
Syn. -- gettable, obtainable, procurable.
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getatable
get*at"a*ble adj. Aapable of being reached or attained; as, a very getatable man; both oil and coal are there but not in getatable locations.
Syn. -- come-at-able, get-at-able.
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getaway
get"a*way` n. rapid acceleration. [wns=1]
Syn. -- pickup.
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2. a rapid escape (as by criminals); as, the thieves made a clean getaway; they made their getaway in a stolen car. [wns=2]
Syn. -- lam.
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Geten
Get"en (?), obs. p. p. of Get. Chaucer.
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Geth
Geth (?), the original third pers. sing. pres. of Go. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Get-penny
Get"-pen`ny (?), n. Something which gets or gains money; a successful affair. [Colloq.] Chapman.
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Gettable
Get"ta*ble (?), a. That may be obtained. [R.]
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Getter
Get"ter (?), n. One who gets, gains, obtains, acquires, begets, or procreates.
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Getterup
Get"ter*up`, n. One who contrives, makes, or arranges for, anything, as a book, a machine, etc. [Colloq.]
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A diligent getter-up of miscellaneous works. W. Irving.
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Getting
Get"ting (?), n. 1. The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.
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With all thy getting, get understanding. Prov. iv. 7.
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2. That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.
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Gettysburg
Gettysburg prop. n. The name of a battle of the American Civil War fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylavania, in 1863. At this battle, the defeat of General Robert E. Lee's invading Confederate army was a major victory for the Union, and is considered by many a turning point in the war, after which victory by the Confederacy was no longer thought possible; as, many thousands died at Gettysburg. See also Gettysburg Address.
Syn. -- battle of Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg Address
Gettysburg Address prop. n. The popular name of a speech given by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA, as part of a ceremony to dedicate a portion of that battlefield as a cemetary for soldiers who died fighting there. See note below.
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&hand_; Lincoln's Gettysburg Address,

Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate -- we cannot consecrate -- we cannot hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.

get-up
getup
get"up, get"-up (?), n. 1. General composition or structure; manner in which the parts of a thing are combined; arrangement; format; make-up; style of dress, etc. [Colloq.] H. Kingsley.
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2. Specifically: A set of clothing (with accessories); as, what are you doing in that getup?; -- often used with implied disapproval or scorn. [informal] [wns=1]
Syn. -- outfit, rig.
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get-up-and-go
get-up-and-go n. a character trait manifested in a readiness and ability to initiate action; an enterprising and energetic spirit; a go-getting attitude.
Syn. -- energy; drive; enterprise; initiative. [PJC]

Geum
Geum n. (Bot.), A genus of plants of the rose family comprising the avens.
Syn. -- genus Geum.
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Geusdism
Geusd"ism (g&ebreve_;d"&ibreve_;z'm), prop. n. The Marxian socialism and programme of reform through revolution as advocated by the French political leader Jules Basile Guesde (pron. g&ebreve_;d) (1845- ). -- Guesd"ist (#), n. & a.
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Gewgaw
Gew"gaw (?), n. [OE. gigawe, gugawe, gewgaude, prob. the same word as OE. givegove gewgaw, apparently a reduplicated form fr. AS. gifan to give; cf. also F. joujou plaything, and E. gaud, n. See Give, and cf. Giffgaff.] A showy trifle; a toy; a splendid plaything; a pretty but worthless bauble.
Syn. -- knicknack; bauble; tschotschke.
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A heavy gewgaw called a crown. Dryden.
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Gewgaw
Gew"gaw, a. Showy; unreal; pretentious.
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Seeing his gewgaw castle shine. Tennyson.
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Geyser
Gey"ser (?), n. [Icel. geysir, fr. geysa to rush furiously, fr. gjōsa to gush. Cf. Gush.] A boiling spring which throws forth at frequent intervals jets of water, mud, etc., driven up by the expansive power of steam.
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&hand_; Geysers were first known in Iceland, and later in New Zealand. In the Yellowstone region in the United States they are numerous, and some of them very powerful, throwing jets of boiling water and steam to a height of 200 feet. They are grouped in several areas called geyser basins. The mineral matter, or geyserite, with which geyser water is charged, forms geyser cones about the orifice, often of great size and beauty.
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Geyserite
Gey"ser*ite (gī"z&etilde_;r*īt or gī"s&etilde_;r*īt; 277), n. [From Geyser.] (Min.) A loose hydrated form of silica, a variety of opal, deposited in concretionary cauliflowerlike masses, around some hot springs and geysers.
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Ghana
Gha"na (gä"n&adot_;) prop. n. A country in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, with Burkina Faso bordering on the north, with a population of 17,698,271 (July 1996 est), and a total area of 238,540 sq km. The government is a constitutional democracy, and the capital city is Accra.
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It has a tropical climate, being warm and comparatively dry along the southeast coast, hot and humid in southwest and hot and dry in the north. Its terrain is mostly low plains with a dissected plateau in the south-central area.
The official language is English, and several African languages are spoken, including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga. The population is comprised 99.8% of black Africans and 0.2% European and other nationalities. The major tribes are: Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, and Ga 8%. The religious composition is 38% indigenous beliefs, 30% Muslim, 24% Christian and 8% others.
The unit of currency is the new cedi; 1 new cedi (C) = 100 pesewas. The exchange rates for the cedi were: new cedis per US$1 - 1,246.11 (September 1995), 956.71 (1994), 649.06 (1993), 437.09 (1992), 367.83 (1991).
Navigable waterways include the Volta, Ankobra, and Tano Rivers, providing 168 km of perennial navigation for launches and lighters.
CIA Factbook 1996
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Ghanaian
Ghanaian adj. 1. of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Ghana; as, Ghanaian writers.
Syn. -- Ghanian, Ghanese.
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2. of or pertaining to Ghana. Ghanaian cocoa production
Syn. -- Ghanese, Ghanian.
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Ghanese
Ghanese adj. 1. same as Ghanaian (in both senses).
Syn. -- Ghanian, Ghanaian.
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Ghanian
Ghanian adj. 1. same as Ghanaian (in both senses).
Syn. -- Ghanese, Ghanaian.
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Ghanian
Ghanian n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Ghana.
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Gharry
Ghar"ry (?), n. [Hind. gā&unr_;i.] Any wheeled cart or carriage. [India]
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Ghast
Ghast (?), v. t. [OE. gasten. See Ghastly, a.] To strike aghast; to affright. [Obs.]
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Ghasted by the noise I made.
Full suddenly he fled.
Shak.
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Ghastful
Ghast"ful (?), a. [See Ghastly, a.] Fit to make one aghast; dismal. [Obs.] -- Ghast"ful*ly, adv.
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Ghastliness
Ghast"li*ness (?), n. The state of being ghastly; a deathlike look.
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Ghastly
Ghast"ly (?), a. [Compar. Ghastlier (?); superl. Ghastliest.] [OE. gastlich, gastli, fearful, causing fear, fr. gasten to terrify, AS. gæstan. Cf. Aghast, Gast, Gaze, Ghostly.] 1. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
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Each turned his face with a ghastly pang. Coleridge.
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His face was so ghastly that it could scarcely be recognized. Macaulay.
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2. Horrible; shocking; dreadful; hideous.
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Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail. Milton.
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Ghastly
Ghast"ly, adv. In a ghastly manner; hideously.
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Staring full ghastly like a strangled man. Shak.
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Ghastness
Ghast"ness, n. Ghastliness. [Obs.] Shak.

Ghaut
Ghat
{ ‖Ghat Ghaut } (?), n. [Hind. ghāt.]
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1. A pass through a mountain. [India] J. D. Hooker.
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2. A range of mountains. Balfour (Cyc. of Ind. ).
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3. Stairs descending to a river; a landing place; a wharf. [India] Malcom.
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Ghawazi
Gha*wa"zi (?), n. pl. [Etymol. uncertain.] Egyptian dancing girls, of a lower sort than the almeh.

Ghazel
Ghazal
{ ‖Ghaz"al (?), ‖Ghaz"el (?) }, n. [Ar. ghazal.] A kind of Oriental lyric, and usually erotic, poetry, written in recurring rhymes.
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Ghazi
Gha"zi (?), n. [Ar. ghāzī.] Among Muslims, a warrior champion or veteran, esp. in the destruction of infidels.
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Ghebre
Gheber
{ Ghe"ber, Ghe"bre } (?), n. [Pers. ghebr: cf. F. Guèbre. Cf. Giaour.] A worshiper of fire; a Zoroastrian; a Parsee.
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Ghee
Ghee (gē), n. [Hind. ghī clarified butter, Skr. gh&rsdot_;ta.] Butter clarified by boiling, and thus converted into a kind of oil. [India] Malcom.
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Gherkin
Gher"kin (g&etilde_;r"k&ibreve_;n), n. [D. agurkje, a dim. akin to G. gurke, Dan. agurke; cf. Pol. ogórek, Bohem. okurka, LGr. 'aggoy`rion watermelon, Ar. al-khiyār, Per. khiyār.]
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1. (Bot.) A kind of small, prickly cucumber, much used for pickles.
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2. (Zool.) See Sea gherkin.
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Ghess
Ghess (?), v. t. & i. See Guess. [Obs.]
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Ghetto
Ghet"to (?), n. [It.] A quarter of a city where Jews live in greatest numbers.
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I went to the Ghetto, where the Jews dwell. Evelyn.
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2. By extension: Any section of a town inhabited predominantly by members of a specific ethnic, national or racial group, such segregation usually arising from social or economic pressure. The term is commonly applied to areas in cities having a high concentration of low-income African-Americans.
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3. [fig.] Any isolated group of people.
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4. [fig.] Any group isolated by external pressures, with an implication of inferiority.
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ghetto blaster
ghetto blaster n. [from their popularity with negro inner-city (ghetto) youth] A portable casette or compact disk player, usually having an integrated radio receiver. It typically has two (stereophonic) speakers, and can be adjusted to play at a high sound intensity, from which the name comes.
Syn. -- boom box.
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Ghettoize
Ghet"to*ize (?), v. t. to form into a ghetto; to isolate (people) as though into a ghetto.
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Ghibelline
Ghib"el*line (?), n. [It. Ghibellino; of German origin.] (It. Hist.) One of a faction in Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which favored the German emperors, and opposed the Guelfs, or adherents of the poses. Brande & C.
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Ghole
Ghole (?), n. See Ghoul.
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Ghost
Ghost (gōst), n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. gāst breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. gēst spirit, soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
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1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
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Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament. Spenser.
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2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
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The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. Shak.
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I thought that I had died in sleep,
And was a blessed ghost.
Coleridge.
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3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.
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Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Poe.
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4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
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Ghost moth (Zool.), a large European moth (Hepialus humuli); so called from the white color of the male, and the peculiar hovering flight; -- called also great swift. -- Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter; (Theol.) the third person in the Trinity. -- To give up the ghost or To yield up the ghost, to die; to expire.
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And he gave up the ghost full softly. Chaucer.
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Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. Gen. xlix. 33.
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Ghost
Ghost, v. i. To die; to expire. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
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Ghost
Ghost, v. t. To appear to or haunt in the form of an apparition. [Obs.] Shak.
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Ghost dance
Ghost dance. A religious dance of the North American Indians, participated in by both sexes, and looked upon as a rite of invocation the purpose of which is, through trance and vision, to bring the dancer into communion with the unseen world and the spirits of departed friends. The dance is the chief rite of the Ghost-dance, or Messiah, religion, which originated about 1890 in the doctrines of the Piute Wovoka, the Indian Messiah, who taught that the time was drawing near when the whole Indian race, the dead with the living, should be reunited to live a life of millennial happiness upon a regenerated earth. The religion inculcates peace, righteousness, and work, and holds that in good time, without warlike intervention, the oppressive white rule will be removed by the higher powers. The religion spread through a majority of the western tribes of the United States, only in the case of the Sioux, owing to local causes, leading to an outbreak.
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Ghostfish
Ghost"fish` (?), n. (Zool.) A pale unspotted variety of the wrymouth.
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Ghostless
Ghost"less, a. Without life or spirit. [R.]
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Ghostlike
Ghost"like` (?), a. Like a ghost; ghastly.
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Ghostliness
Ghost"li*ness, n. The quality of being ghostly.
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Ghostly
Ghost"ly, a. [OE. gastlich, gostlich, AS. gāstlic. See Ghost.] 1. Relating to the soul; not carnal or secular; spiritual; as, a ghostly confessor.
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Save and defend us from our ghostly enemies. Book of Common Prayer [Ch. of Eng. ]
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One of the gostly children of St. Jerome. Jer. Taylor.
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2. Of or pertaining to apparitions. Akenside.
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Ghostly
Ghost"ly, adv. Spiritually; mystically. Chaucer.
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Ghostology
Ghost*ol"o*gy (?), n. Ghost lore. [R.]
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It seemed even more unaccountable than if it had been a thing of ghostology and witchcraft. Hawthorne.
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ghost-write
ghostwrite
ghost"write`, ghost"-write` v. t. To write (a book, article, speech, etc.) for someone else; -- the written material appears under the name of the person for whom it was written.
Syn. -- ghost.
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ghost-writer
ghostwriter
ghost"writ`er, ghost"-writ`er n. One who ghost-writes (a book, article, etc.) for someone else.
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Ghoul
Ghoul (g&oomacr_;l), n. [Per. ghōl an imaginary sylvan demon, supposed to devour men and animals: cf. Ar. ghūl, F. goule.] An imaginary evil being among Eastern nations, which was supposed to feed upon human bodies. [Written also ghole .] Moore.
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Ghoulish
Ghoul"ish, a. Characteristic of a ghoul; vampirelike; hyenalike.
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Ghyll
Ghyll (?), n. A ravine. See Gill a woody glen. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Wordsworth.
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Giallolino
Gial`lo*li"no (?), n. [It., from giallo yellow, prob. fr. OHG. gelo, G. gelb; akin to E. yellow.] A term variously employed by early writers on art, though commonly designating the yellow oxide of lead, or massicot. Fairholt.
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Giambeux
Giam"beux (zh&adot_;m"b&usdot_;), n. pl. [See Jambeux.] Greaves; armor for the legs. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Giant
Gi"ant (?), n. [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant, F. géant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, from the root of E. gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic.]
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1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
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Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise. Milton.
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2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
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3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.
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Giant's Causeway, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland.
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Giant
Gi"ant, a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.
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Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax. -- Giant clam (Zool.), a bivalve shell of the genus Tridacna, esp. T. gigas, which sometimes weighs 500 pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to contain holy water. -- Giant heron (Zool.), a very large African heron (Ardeomega goliath). It is the largest heron known. -- Giant kettle, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole. -- Giant powder. See Nitroglycerin. -- Giant puffball (Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum), edible when young, and when dried used for stanching wounds. -- Giant salamander (Zool.), a very large aquatic salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long. -- Giant squid (Zool.), one of several species of very large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long.
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Giantess
Gi"ant*ess, n. A woman of extraordinary size.
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Giantize
Gi"ant*ize (?), v. i. [Cf. F. géantiser.] To play the giant. [R.] Sherwood.
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Giantly
Gi"ant*ly, a. Appropriate to a giant. [Obs.] Usher.
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Giantry
Gi"ant*ry (?), n. The race of giants. [R.] Cotgrave.
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Giantship
Gi"ant*ship, n. The state, personality, or character, of a giant; -- a compellation for a giant.
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His giantship is gone somewhat crestfallen. Milton.
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Giaour
Giaour (?), n. [Turk. giaur an infidel, Per. gawr, another form of ghebr fire worshiper. Cf. Kaffir, Gheber .] An infidel; -- a term applied by Turks to disbelievers in the Muslim religion, especially Christians. Byron.
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Gib
Gib (?), n. [Abbreviated fr. Gilbert, the name of the cat in the old story of “Reynard the Fox”, in the “Romaunt of the Rose”, etc.] A male cat; a tomcat. [Obs.]
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Gib
Gib, v. i. To act like a cat. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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Gib
Gib (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface; -- usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.
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Gib and key, or Gib and cotter (Steam Engine), the fixed wedge or gib, and the driving wedge,key, or cotter, used for tightening the strap which holds the brasses at the end of a connecting rod.
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Gib
Gib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gibbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbing.] To secure or fasten with a gib, or gibs; to provide with a gib, or gibs.
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Gibbed lathe, an engine lathe in which the tool carriage is held down to the bed by a gib instead of by a weight.
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Gib
Gib (?), v. i. To balk. See Jib, v. i. Youatt.
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Gibaro
Gi"ba*ro (?), n.; pl. Gibaros (#). [Amer. Sp. jíbaro wild.] (Ethnol.) The offspring of a Spaniard and an Indian; a Spanish-Indian mestizo. [Sp. Amer.]
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Gibbartas
Gib*bar"tas (?), n. [Cf. Ar. jebbār giant; or L. gibber humpbacked: cf. F. gibbar.] (Zool.) One of several finback whales of the North Atlantic; -- called also Jupiter whale. [Written also jubartas, gubertas, dubertus.]
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Gibber
Gib"ber (j&ibreve_;b"b&etilde_;r), n. [From Gib to balk.] A balky horse. Youatt.
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gibber
gib"ber (g&ibreve_;b"b&etilde_;r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. gibbered (g&ibreve_;b"b&etilde_;rd); p. pr. & vb. n. gibbering.] [Akin to jabber, and gabble.] To speak rapidly and inarticulately. Shak.
Syn. -- jabber.
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gibberellic acid
gibberellic acid n. (Chem.), A plant growth hormone of the gibberellin series (C19H22O6), also called gibberellin A3. It was first isolated from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi. It is used to promote the growth of seedlings. See also gibberellin. MI11
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gibberellin
gibberellin n. (Chem.), Any of a number plant growth hormones, the first of which was isolated in 1938 from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi; more than 60 related gibberelins are known. The most important is gibberellin A3, also called gibberellic acid. They are used in agriculture for promoting plant growth.
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gibberish
gib"ber*ish (j&ibreve_;b"b&etilde_;r*&ibreve_;sh or g&ibreve_;b"b&etilde_;r*&ibreve_;sh), n. [From Gibber, v. i.] 1. Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words.
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He, like a gypsy, oftentimes would go;
All kinds of gibberish he had learnt to know.
Drayton.
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Such gibberish as children may be heard amusing themselves with. Hawthorne.
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2. Incomprehensible, obscure, or pretentious technical talk or writing; excessively obscure jargon.
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Gibberish
Gib"ber*ish, a. Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.
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Gibbet
Gib"bet (?), n. [OE. gibet, F. gibet, in OF. also club, fr. LL. gibetum;; cf. OF. gibe sort of sickle or hook, It. giubbetto gibbet, and giubbetta, dim. of giubba mane, also, an under waistcoat, doublet, Prov. It. gibba (cf. Jupon); so that it perhaps originally signified a halter, a rope round the neck of malefactors; or it is, perhaps, derived fr. L. gibbus hunched, humped, E. gibbous; or cf. E. jib a sail.]
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1. A kind of gallows; an upright post with an arm projecting from the top, on which, formerly, malefactors were hanged in chains, and their bodies allowed to remain as a warning.
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2. The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended; the jib.
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Gibbet
Gib"bet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gibbeted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbeting.]
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1. To hang and expose on a gibbet.
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2. To expose to infamy; to blacken.
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I'll gibbet up his name. Oldham.
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Gibbier
Gib"bier (?), n. [F. gibier.] Wild fowl; game. [Obs.] Addison.
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Gibbon
Gib"bon (?), n. [Cf. F. gibbon.] (Zool.) Any arboreal ape of the genus Hylobates, of which many species and varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia. They are tailless and without cheek pouches, and have very long arms, adapted for climbing.

&hand_; The white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar), the crowned (H. pilatus), the wou-wou or singing gibbon (H. agilis), the siamang, and the hoolock. are the most common species.
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Gib boom
Gib" boom` (?). See Jib boom.
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Gibbose
Gib*bose" (?), a. [L. gibbosus, fr. gibbus, gibba, hunch, hump. Cf. Gibbous.] Humped; protuberant; -- said of a surface which presents one or more large elevations. Brande & C.
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Gibbostity
Gib*bost"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. gibbosité.] The state of being gibbous or gibbose; gibbousness.
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Gibbous
Gib"bous (?), a. [Cf. F. gibbeux. See Gibbose.]
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1. Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and the full moon.
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The bones will rise, and make a gibbous member. Wiseman.
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2. Hunched; hump-backed. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

-- Gib"bous*ly, adv. -- Gib"bous*ness, n.
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Gibbsite
Gibbs"ite (?), n. [Named after George Gibbs.] (Min.) A hydrate of alumina.
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Gib-cat
Gib"-cat` (?), n. A male cat, esp. an old one. See 1st Gib. n. [Obs.] Shak.
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Gibe
Gibe (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gibing.] [Cf. Prov. F. giber, equiv. to F. jouer to play, Icel. geipa to talk nonsense, E. jabber.] To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
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Fleer and gibe, and laugh and flout. Swift.
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Gibe
Gibe, v. i. To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.
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Draw the beasts as I describe them,
From their features, while I gibe them.
Swift.
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Gibe
Gibe, n. An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.
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Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns. Shak.
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With solemn gibe did Eustace banter me. Tennyson.
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Gibel
Gib"el (?), n. [G. gibel, giebel.] (Zool.) A kind of carp (Cyprinus gibelio); -- called also Prussian carp.
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Giber
Gib"er (?) n. One who utters gibes. B. Jonson.
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Gibfish
Gib"fish` (?), n. The male of the salmon. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
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Gibingly
Gib"ing*ly (?), adv. In a gibing manner; scornfully.
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Giblet
Gib"let (?), a. Made of giblets; as, a giblet pie.
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Giblets
Gib"lets (?), n. pl. [OE. gibelet, OF. gibelet game: cf. F. gibelotte stewed rabbit. Cf. Gibbier.] The inmeats, or edible viscera (heart, gizzard, liver, etc.), of poultry.
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Gibraltar
Gi*bral"tar (?), n. 1. A strongly fortified town on the south coast of Spain, held by the British since 1704; hence, an impregnable stronghold.
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2. A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; -- called, in full, Gibraltar rock.
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Gibstaff
Gib"staff` (?), n. [Prov. E. gib a hooked stick + E. staff.] 1. A staff to guage water, or to push a boat.
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2. A staff formerly used in fighting beasts on the stage. [Obs.] Bailey.
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Gid
Gid (?), n. [Cf. Giddy, a.] A disease of sheep, characterized by vertigo; the staggers. It is caused by the presence of the C&unr_;nurus, a larval tapeworm, in the brain. See C&unr_;nurus.
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Giddily
Gid"di*ly (?), adv. In a giddy manner.
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Giddiness
Gid"di*ness, n. The quality or state of being giddy.
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Giddy
Gid"dy (?), a. [Compar. Giddier (?); superl. Giddiest.] [OE. gidi mad, silly, AS. gidig, of unknown origin, cf. Norw. gidda to shake, tremble.]
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1. Having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of preserving the balance of the body, and therefore wavering and inclined to fall; lightheaded; dizzy.
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By giddy head and staggering legs betrayed. Tate.
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2. Promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice. Prior.
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Upon the giddy footing of the hatches. Shak.
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3. Bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling.
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The giddy motion of the whirling mill. Pope.
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4. Characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable; fickle; wild; thoughtless; heedless.Giddy, foolish hours.” Rowe.Giddy chance.” Dryden.
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Young heads are giddy and young hearts are warm. Cowper.
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Giddy
Gid"dy, v. i. To reel; to whirl. Chapman.
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Giddy
Gid"dy, v. t. To make dizzy or unsteady. [Obs.]
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Giddy-head
Gid"dy-head` (?), n. A person without thought fulness, prudence, or judgment. [Colloq.] Burton.
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Giddy-headed
Gid"dy-head`ed (?), a. Thoughtless; unsteady.
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Giddy-paced
Gid"dy-paced` (?), a. Moving irregularly; flighty; fickle. [R.] Shak.
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Gie
Gie (?), v. t. To guide. See Gye . [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gie
Gie (?), v. t. To give. [Scot.] Burns.
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Gier-eagle
Gier"-ea`gle (?), n. [Cf. D. gier vulture, G. gier, and E. gyrfalcon.] (Zool.) A bird referred to in the Bible (Lev. xi. 18and Deut. xiv. 17) as unclean, probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).
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Gier-falcon
Gier"-fal`con (?), n. [Cf. Gier-eagle, Gyrfalcon.] (Zool.) The gyrfalcon.
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Gieseckite
Gie"seck*ite (?), n. [Named after Karl Giesecke.] (Min.) A mineral occurring in greenish gray six-sided prisms, having a greasy luster. It is probably a pseudomorph after elæolite.
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Gif
Gif (?), conj. [AS. See If.] If. [Obs.]
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&hand_; Gif is the old form of if, and frequently occurs in the earlier English writers. See If.
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GIF
GIF (?), n. [Acronym from Graphics Interchange Format.] (Computers) 1. The Graphics Interchange Format, one of the most popular standardized formats for storing graphic data in binary computer files. The standard has been revised several times, and includes provisions for interlacing and animating images. Its disadvantage is that it can store only 256 colors. Compare JPEG.
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2. (Computers) An image stored in GIF{1} format, or the file in which the image is stored; as, he sent three GIF's with lovely pictures of his children.
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Giffard injector
Gif"fard in*ject"or (?). (Mach.) See under Injector.
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Giffgaff
Giff"gaff (?), n. [Reduplicated fr. give.] Mutual accommodation; mutual giving. [Scot.]
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Giffy
Gif"fy (?), n. [Obs.] See Jiffy.
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Gift
Gift (?), n. [OE. gift, yift, yeft, AS. gift, fr. gifan to give; akin to D. & G. gift, Icel. gift, gipt, Goth. gifts (in comp.). See Give, v. t.] 1. Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.
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Shall I receive by gift, what of my own, . . .
I can command ?
Milton.
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2. The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.
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3. A bribe; anything given to corrupt.
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Neither take a gift, for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise. Deut. xvi. 19.
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4. Some exceptional inborn quality or characteristic; a striking or special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.
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5. (Law) A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession. Bouvier. Burrill.
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Gift rope (Naut), a rope extended to a boat for towing it; a guest rope.

Syn. -- Present; donation; grant; largess; benefaction; boon; bounty; gratuity; endowment; talent; faculty. -- Gift, Present, Donation. These words, as here compared, denote something gratuitously imparted to another out of one's property. A gift is something given whether by a superior or an inferior, and is usually designed for the relief or benefit of him who receives it. A present is ordinarly from an equal or inferior, and is always intended as a compliment or expression of kindness. Donation is a word of more dignity, denoting, properly, a gift of considerable value, and ordinarly a gift made either to some public institution, or to an individual on account of his services to the public; as, a donation to a hospital, a charitable society, or a minister.
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Gift
Gift, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gifting.] To endow with some power or faculty. See gift{4}.
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He was gifted . . . with philosophical sagacity. I. Taylor.
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gifted
gifted adj. [Cf. See gift{4} and gift, v. t..] 1. having unusual talent in some field.
Syn. -- talented.
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2. having exceptionally high intelligence; -- said of children, especially in discourse on education; as, a program for gifted children.
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Giftedness
Gift"ed*ness, n. The state of being gifted. Echard.
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Gig
Gig (j&ibreve_;g or g&ibreve_;g), n. [Cf. OF. gigue. See Jig, n.] A fiddle. [Obs.]
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Gig
Gig (g&ibreve_;g), v. t. [Prob. fr. L. gignere to beget.] To engender. [Obs.] Dryden.
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Gig
Gig, n. A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.
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Gig
Gig, v. t. To fish with a gig.
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Gig
Gig, n. [OE. gigge. Cf. Giglot.] A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
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Gig
Gig, n. [Cf. Icel. gīgja fiddle, MHG. gīge, G. geige, Icel. geiga to take a wrong direction, rove at random, and E. jig.] 1. A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.
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Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig. Shak.
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2. A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.
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3. (Naut.) A long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the commanding officer; as, the captain's gig.
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4. (Mach.) A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.
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Gig machine, Gigging machine, Gig mill, or Napping machine. See Gig, 4. -- Gig saw. See Jig saw.
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Gig
Gig, n. A job for a specified, usually short period of time; -- used especially for the temporary engagements of an entertainer, such as a jazz musician or a rock group; as, a one-week gig in Las Vegas.
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Gigantean
Gi`gan*te"an (?), a. [L. giganteus, fr. gigas, antis. See Giant.] Like a giant; mighty; gigantic. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
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Gigantesque
Gi`gan*tesque" (?), a. [F.] Befitting a giant; bombastic; magniloquent.
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The sort of mock-heroic gigantesque
With which we bantered little Lilia first.
Tennyson.
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Gigantic
Gi*gan"tic (?), a. [L. gigas, -antis, giant. See Giant.] 1. Of extraordinary size; like a giant.
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2. Such as a giant might use, make, or cause; immense; tremendous; extraordinarly; as, gigantic deeds; gigantic wickedness. Milton.
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When descends on the Atlantic
The gigantic
Strom wind of the equinox.
Longfellow.
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Gigantical
Gi*gan"tic*al, a. Bulky, big. [Obs.] Burton. -- Gi*gan"tic*al*ly, adv.
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Giganticide
Gi*gan"ti*cide (?), n. [. gigas, -antis, giant + caedere to kill.] The act of killing, or one who kills, a giant. Hallam.
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Gigantine
Gi*gan"tine (?), a. Gigantic. [Obs.] Bullokar.
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Gigantology
Gi`gan*tol"og*y (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, giant + -logy: cf. F. gigantologie.] An account or description of giants.
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Gigantomachy
Gi`gan*tom"a*chy (?), n. [L. gigantomachia, fr. Gr. &unr_;; &unr_;, &unr_;, giant + &unr_; battle: cf. F. gigantomachie.] A war of giants; especially, the fabulous war of the giants against heaven.

Guige
Gige
Gige (g&ibreve_;j or gēj), Guige, n. [OF. guide, guiche.] (Anc. Armor) The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder. Meyrick (Ancient Armor).
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Gigerium
Gi*ge"ri*um (?), n.; pl. Gigeria (#). [NL., fr. L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry.] (Anat.) The muscular stomach, or gizzard, of birds.
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Gigget
Gig"get (?), n. Same as Gigot.
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Cut the slaves to giggets. Beau. & Fl.
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Giggle
Gig"gle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Giggled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Giggling (?).] [Akin to gaggle: cf. OD. ghichelen, G. kichern.] To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.
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Giggling and laughing with all their might
At the piteous hap of the fairy wight.
J. R. Drake.
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Giggle
Gig"gle (?), n. A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.
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Giggler
Gig"gler (?), n. One who giggles or titters.
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Giggly
Gig"gly (?), a. Prone to giggling. Carlyle.
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Giggot
Gig"got (?), n. See Gigot. [Obs.] Chapman.
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Giggyng
Gig"gyng (?), n. [See Gige.] The act of fastending the gige or leather strap to the shield. [Obs.]Gigging of shields.” Chaucer.

Giglet
Giglot
{ Gig"lot (?), Gig"let (?), } n. [Cf. Icel. gikkr a pert, rude person, Dan. giek a fool, silly man, AS. gagol, gægl, lascivious, wanton, MHG. gogel wanton, giege fool, and E. gig a wanton person.] A wanton; a lascivious or light, giddy girl. [Obs.]
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The giglet is willful, and is running upon her fate. Sir W. Scott.
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Giglot
Gig"lot (?), a. Giddi; light; inconstant; wanton. [Obs.] “O giglot fortune!” Shak.

gigolo
gig"o*lo (j&ibreve_;g"&adot_;*lō), n. A man whose main income is derived from gifts or payments from women in return for his sexual favors or companionship.
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2. A professional male escort or dancing partner. RHUD
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Giggot
Gigot
Gig"ot, Gig"got (&unr_;), n. [F., fr. OF. gigue fiddle; -- on account of the resemblance in shape. See Jig, n.] 1. A leg of mutton.
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2. A small piece of flesh; a slice. [Obs.]
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The rest in giggots cut, they spit. Chapman.
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Gigue
Gigue (zh&euptack_;g), n. [F.] A piece of lively dance music, in two strains which are repeated; also, the dance.
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Gila monster
Gi"la mon"ster (?). (Zool.) A large tuberculated lizard (Heloderma suspectum) native of the dry plains of Arizona, New Mexico, etc. It is the only lizard known to have venomous teeth.
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Gilbert
Gilbert prop. n. William Schwenk Gilbert, an English dramatist born at London Nov. 18, 1836. He is most famous for his collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan on a number of humorous light operas which are known as “Gilbert and Sullivan Operas”. His first play was “Dulcamara” (1866). He also wrote “The Palace of Truth” (1870), “Pygmalion and Galatea” (1871), “Sweethearts” (1874), “Engaged” (1877), “The Mountebanks” (1891), and in collaboration with Sir A. Sullivan (who wrote the music), he wrote “The Sorcerer” (1877), “H. M. S. Pinafore” (1878), “The Pirates of Penzance” (1879), “Patience” (1881), “Iolanthe” (1883), “The Mikado” (1885), “Ruddygore” (1887), “The Yeomen of the Guard” (1888), “The Gondoliers” (1889), and “Utopia, limited” (1893). The light operas proved very popular and continue to be performed over one hundred years later. He also published other works.
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Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan William Schwenk Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, who collaborated on a number of light operas. See Gilbert.
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Gilbertian
Gilbertian prop. a. 1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the style of William S. Gilbert; as, Gilbertian libretti.
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2. Wildly comic and improbable, as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas; as, Gilbertian coincidences.
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a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings. T. C. Worsley
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Gild
Gild (g&ibreve_;ld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt (&unr_;); p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. √234. See Gold.] 1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold.Gilded chariots.” Pope.
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No more the rising sun shall gild the morn. Pope.
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2. To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.
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Let oft good humor, mild and gay,
Gild the calm evening of your day.
Trumbull.
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3. To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie. Shak.
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4. To make red with drinking. [Obs.]
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This grand liquior that hath gilded them. Shak.
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Gildale
Gild"ale` (?), n. [AS. gilgan to pay + E. ale. See Yield, v. t., and Ale.] A drinking bout in which every one pays an equal share. [Obs.]
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Gilden
Gild"en (?), a. Gilded. Holland.
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Gilder
Gild"er (?), n. One who gilds; one whose occupation is to overlay with gold.
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Gilder
Gil"der (?), n. A Dutch coin. See Guilder.
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Gilding
Gild"ing (g&ibreve_;ld"&ibreve_;ng), n. 1. The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold.
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2. Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any surface.
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3. Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what is solid and genuine.
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Gilding metal, a tough kind of sheet brass from which cartridge shells are made.
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Gile
Gile (?), n. [See Guile.] Guile. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gilgamish
Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh, Gilgamish prop. n. 1. (Sumerian mythology) A legendary king of Sumeria and the hero of famous Sumerian and Babylonian epics.
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2. The Epic of Gilgamesh, a long Babylonian epic written in cuneiform in the Sumerian language on clay tablets. Early versions of the written story date from 2000 B. C.; it is probably the first written story still in existence. A longer version was written in the Akkadian language, on 12 clay tablets found at Nineveh in the ruins of the library of Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria from 669 to 633 B. C. The story depicted the life and heroic deeds of the legendary Gilgamesh, apparently derived from stories about a real king of ancient Mesopotamia who lived around 2700 B. C. The story includes a tale of a great flood, which has some parallels to the biblical story of the flood survived by Noah. The Nineveh tablets name the author of that version of the story, a Shin-eqi-unninni.
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&hand_; The entire text may be found in:
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs
(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990)

and

Gilgamesh
Translated by John Maier and John Gardner
(New York: Vintage Press, 1981)

Gill
Gill (g&ibreve_;l), n. [Dan. giælle, gelle; akin to Sw. gäl, Icel. gjölnar gills; cf. AS. geagl, geahl, jaw.] 1. (Anat.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia.
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Fishes perform respiration under water by the gills. Ray.
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&hand_; Gills are usually lamellar or filamentous appendages, through which the blood circulates, and in which it is exposed to the action of the air contained in the water. In vertebrates they are appendages of the visceral arches on either side of the neck. In invertebrates they occupy various situations.
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2. pl. (Bot.) The radiating, gill-shaped plates forming the under surface of a mushroom.
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3. (Zool.) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.
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4. The flesh under or about the chin. Swift.
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5. (Spinning) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments. [Prob. so called from F. aiguilles, needles. Ure.]
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Gill arches, Gill bars. (Anat.) Same as Branchial arches. -- Gill clefts. (Anat.) Same as Branchial clefts. See under Branchial. -- Gill cover, Gill lid. See Operculum. -- Gill frame, or Gill head (Flax Manuf.), a spreader; a machine for subjecting flax to the action of gills. Knight. -- Gill net, a flat net so suspended in the water that its meshes allow the heads of fish to pass, but catch in the gills when they seek to extricate themselves. -- Gill opening, or Gill slit (Anat.), an opening behind and below the head of most fishes, and some amphibians, by which the water from the gills is discharged. In most fishes there is a single opening on each side, but in the sharks and rays there are five, or more, on each side. -- Gill rakes, or Gill rakers (Anat.), horny filaments, or progresses, on the inside of the branchial arches of fishes, which help to prevent solid substances from being carried into gill cavities.
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Gill
Gill, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber. [Prov. Eng.]
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Gill
Gill, n. A leech. [Also gell.] [Scot.] Jameison.
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Gill
Gill, n. [Icel. gil.] A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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Gill
Gill (?), n. [OF. gille, gelle, a sort of measure for wine, LL. gillo, gello., Cf. Gallon.] A measure of capacity, containing one fourth of a pint.
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Gill
Gill (?), n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.] 1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl. “Each Jack with his Gill.” B. Jonson.
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2. (Bot.) The ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma); -- called also gill over the ground, and other like names.
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3. Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy.
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Gill ale. (a) Ale flavored with ground ivy. (b) (Bot.) Alehoof.
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gilled
gilled adj. Having gills; as, a gilled tadpole. Opposite of abranchiate.
Syn. -- branchiate.
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Gill-flirt
Gill"-flirt` (?), n. A thoughtless, giddy girl; a flirt-gill. Sir W. Scott.
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Gillhouse
Gill"house`, n. A shop where gill is sold.
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Thee shall each alehouse, thee each gillhouse mourn. Pope.
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Gillian
Gil"li*an (?), n. [OE. Gillian, a woman's name, for Julian, Juliana. Cf. Gill a girl.] A girl; esp., a wanton; a gill. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

Gilly
Gillie
{ Gil"lie Gil"ly } (?), n. [Gael. gille, giolla, boy, lad.] A boy or young man; a manservant; a young male attendant, in the Scottish Highlands. Sir W. Scott. [wns=1]
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2. a lowcut shoe without a tongue and decorative lacing.
Syn. -- ghillie.
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Gillyflower
Gil"ly*flow`er (?), n. [OE. gilofre, gilofer, clove, OF. girofre, girofle, F. girofle: cf. F. giroflée gillyflower, fr. girofle, Gr. &unr_; clove tree; &unr_; nut + &unr_; leaf, akin to E. foliage. Cf. Caryophyllus, July-flower.] [Written also gilliflower.] (Bot.) 1. A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.
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2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.

Clove gillyflower, the clove pink. -- Marsh gillyflower, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi). -- Queen's gillyflower, or Winter gillyflower, damewort. -- Sea gillyflower, the thrift (Armeria vulgaris). -- Wall gillyflower, the wallflower (Cheiranthus Cheiri). -- Water gillyflower, the water violet.
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Gilour
Gil"our (?), n. [OF.] A guiler; deceiver. [Obs.]
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Gilse
Gilse (?), n. [W. gleisiad, fr. glas blue.] (Zool.) See Grilse.
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Gilt
Gilt (?), n. [See Geld, v. t.] (Zool.) A female pig, when young.
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Gilt
Gilt, imp. & p. p. of Gild.
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Gilt
Gilt, p. p. & a. Gilded; covered with gold; of the color of gold; golden yellow.Gilt hair” Chaucer.
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Gilt
Gilt, n. 1. Gold, or that which resembles gold, laid on the surface of a thing; gilding. Shak.
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2. Money. [Obs.] “The gilt of France.” Shak.

Gilt-edged
Gilt-edge
{ Gilt"-edge` (?), Gilt"-edged` (?), } a. 1. Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper.
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2. Of the best quality; -- said of negotiable paper, etc. [Slang, U. S.]
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Gilthead
Gilt"head` (?), n. (Zool.) A marine fish. The name is applied to two species: (a) The Pagrus auratus (syn. Chrysophrys auratus), a valuable food fish common in the Mediterranean (so named from its golden-colored head); -- called also giltpoll. (b) The Crenilabrus melops, of the British coasts; -- called also golden maid, conner, sea partridge.
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Giltif
Gilt"if (?), a. [For gilti, by confusion with -if, -ive, in French forms. See Guilty.] Guilty. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gilttail
Gilt"tail` (?), n. A yellow-tailed worm or larva.
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Gim
Gim (?), a. [Cf. Gimp, a.] Neat; spruce. [Prov.]

Gimbals
Gimbal
Gim"bal (g&ibreve_;m"b&aitalic_;l), or Gim"bals (g&ibreve_;m"b&aitalic_;lz), n. [See Gimmal, n.] A contrivance for permitting a body to incline freely in all directions, or for suspending anything, as a barometer, ship's compass, chronometer, etc., so that it will remain plumb, or level, when its support is tipped, as by the rolling of a ship. It consists of a ring in which the body can turn on an axis through a diameter of the ring, while the ring itself is so pivoted to its support that it can turn about a diameter at right angles to the first.
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Gimbal joint (Mach.), a universal joint embodying the principle of the gimbal. -- Gimbal ring, a single gimbal, as that by which the cockeye of the upper millstone is supported on the spindle.
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Gimblet
Gim"blet (?), n. & v. See Gimlet.
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gimcrack
gim"crack` (?), n. [OE., a spruce and pert pretender, also, a spruce girl, prob. fr. gim + crack lad, boaster.] A trivial mechanism; a device. Arbuthnot.
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2. A toy; a pretty thing; an ornamental object of no great value.
Syn. -- trinket, gewgaw, knickknack, tchotchke.
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gimcracks
gimcrackery
gimcrackery, gimcracks n. Ornamental objects of no great value.
Syn. -- falderal, folderol, frills, nonsense, trumpery, trinkets, gewgaws, knickknacks, tchotchkes.
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gimel
gimel n. the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
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Gimlet
Gim"let (?), n. [Also written and pronounced gimbled (&unr_;)] [OF. guimbelet, guibelet, F. gibelet, prob. fr. OD. wimpel, weme, a bore, wemelen to bore, to wimble. See Wimble, n.] A small tool for boring holes. It has a leading screw, a grooved body, and a cross handle.
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Gimlet eye, a squint-eye. [Colloq.] Wright.
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Gimlet
Gim"let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gimleted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gimleting.] 1. To pierce or make with a gimlet.
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2. (Naut.) To turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a motion like turning a gimlet.
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Gimmal
Gim"mal (?), n. [Prob. the same word as gemel. See Gemel, and cf. Gimbal.] 1. Joined work whose parts move within each other; a pair or series of interlocked rings.
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2. A quaint piece of machinery; a gimmer. [Obs.]
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Gimmal
Gim"mal, a. Made or consisting of interlocked rings or links; as, gimmal mail.
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In their pale dull mouths the gimmal bit
Lies foul with chewed grass.
Shak.
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Gimmal joint. See Gimbal joint, under Gimbal.

Gimmor
Gimmer
Gim"mer, Gim"mor (&unr_;), n. [Cf. Gimmal, n.] A piece of mechanism; mechanical device or contrivance; a gimcrack. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. Shak.
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Gimp
Gimp (?), a. [W. gwymp fair, neat, comely.] Smart; spruce; trim; nice. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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Gimp
Gimp, n. [OF. guimpe, guimple, a nun's wimple, F. guimpe, OHG. wimpal a veil G. wimpel pennon, pendant. See Wimple, n.] A narrow ornamental fabric of silk, woolen, or cotton, often with a metallic wire, or sometimes a coarse cord, running through it; -- used as trimming for dresses, furniture, etc.
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Gimp nail, an upholsterer's small nail.
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Gimp
Gimp, v. t. To notch; to indent; to jag.
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Gin
Gin (?), prep. [AS. geán. See Again.] Against; near by; towards; as, gin night. [Scot.] A. Ross (1778).
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Gin
Gin, conj. [See Gin, prep.] If. [Scotch] Jamieson.
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Gin
Gin (g&ibreve_;n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan (găn), Gon (g&obreve_;n), or Gun (gŭn); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.] [OE. ginnen, AS. ginnan (in comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut open, cf. OHG. inginnan to begin, open, cut open, and prob. akin to AS. gīnan to yawn, and E. yawn. √31. See Yawn, v. i., and cf. Begin.] To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] “He gan to pray.” Chaucer.
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Gin
Gin (j&ibreve_;n), n. [Contr. from Geneva. See 2d Geneva.] A strong alcoholic liquor, distilled from rye and barley, and flavored with juniper berries; -- also called Hollands and Holland gin, because originally, and still very extensively, manufactured in Holland. Common gin is usually flavored with turpentine.
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Gin
Gin (?), n. [A contraction of engine.]
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1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare. Chaucer. Spenser.
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2. (a) A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc. (b) (Mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
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3. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
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&hand_; The name is also given to an instrument of torture worked with screws, and to a pump moved by rotary sails.
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Gin block, a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel, over which a rope runs; -- called also whip gin, rubbish pulley, and monkey wheel. -- Gin power, a form of horse power for driving a cotton gin. -- Gin race, or Gin ring, the path of the horse when putting a gin in motion. Halliwell. -- Gin saw, a saw used in a cotton gin for drawing the fibers through the grid, leaving the seed in the hopper. -- Gin wheel. (a) In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fiber through the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint. (b) (Mining) the drum of a whim.
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Gin
Gin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ginned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.] 1. To catch in a trap. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
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ginep
ginep n. A tropical American tree (Melicocca bijuga) bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp. [Also spelled genip.]
Syn. -- Spanish lime, Spanish lime tree, honey berry, mamoncillo, Melicocca bijuga, Melicoccus bijugatus.
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Ging
Ging (?), n. Same as Gang, n., 2. [Obs.]
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There is a knot, a ging, a pack, a conspiracy against me. Shak.
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Gingal
Gin*gal" (?), n. See Jingal.
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Ginger
Gin"ger (?), n. [OE. ginger, gingever, gingivere, OF. gengibre, gingimbre, F. gingembre, L. zingiber, zingiberi, fr. Gr. &unr_;; of Oriental origin; cf. Ar. & Pers. zenjebīl, fr. Skr. ç&rsdot_;&ndot_;gavëra, prop., hornshaped; &unr_;&unr_;&unr_;ga horn + vëra body.]
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1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Zingiber officinale.
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2. The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine.
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Ginger ale (a) a soft drink flavored with ginger and carbonated. (a) See ginger beer, below. -- Ginger beer or Ginger ale, a mild beer impregnated with ginger. -- Ginger cordial, a liquor made from ginger, raisins, lemon rind, and water, and sometimes whisky or brandy. -- Ginger pop. See Ginger ale (above). -- Ginger wine, wine impregnated with ginger. -- Wild ginger (Bot.), an American herb (Asarum Canadense) with two reniform leaves and a long, cordlike rootstock which has a strong taste of ginger.
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Gingerbread
Gin"ger*bread` (?), n. A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes.Gingerbread that was full fine.” Chaucer.


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Gingerbread tree (Bot.), the doom palm; -- so called from the resemblance of its fruit to gingerbread. See Doom Palm. -- Gingerbread work, ornamentation, in architecture or decoration, of a fantastic, trivial, or tawdry character.
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Gingerly
Gin"ger*ly, adv. [Prov. E. ginger brittle, tender; cf. dial. Sw. gingla, gängla, to go gently, totter, akin to E. gang.] Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily.
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What is't that you took up so gingerly ? Shak.
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Gingerness
Gin"ger*ness, n. Cautiousness; tenderness.
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gingerroot
gin"ger*root n. The pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; -- it is used fresh as a seasoning, especially in Oriental cookery.
Syn. -- ginger.
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gingersnap
gingersnap n. A crisp cookie flavored with ginger.
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gingery
gingery adj. tasting of ginger; spicy; -- used of tastes.
Syn. -- hot, peppery, spicy.
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Gingham
Ging"ham (?), n. [F. guingan; cf. Jav. ginggang; or perh. fr. Guingamp, in France.] A kind of cotton or linen cloth, usually in stripes or checks, the yarn of which is dyed before it is woven; -- distinguished from printed cotton or prints.
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Ginging
Ging"ing (?), n. (Mining) The lining of a mine shaft with stones or bricks to prevent caving.
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Gingival
Gin"gi*val (?), a. [L. gingiva the gum.] Of or pertaining to the gums. Holder.
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Gingle
Gin"gle (?), n. & v. [Obs.] See Jingle.
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Ginglyform
Gin"gly*form (?), a. (Anat.) Ginglymoid.
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Ginglymodi
Gin`gly*mo"di (?), n. [NL.; cf. Gr. &unr_; ginglymoid. See Ginglymoid.] (Zool.) An order of ganoid fishes, including the modern gar pikes and many allied fossil forms. They have rhombic, ganoid scales, a heterocercal tail, paired fins without an axis, fulcra on the fins, and a bony skeleton, with the vertebræ convex in front and concave behind, forming a ball and socket joint. See Ganoidel.

Ginglymoidal
Ginglymoid
{ Gin"gly*moid (?), Gin`gly*moid"al (?), } a. [Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; ginglymus + e'i^dos form: cf. F. ginglymoide, ginglymoïdal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a ginglymus, or hinge joint; ginglyform.
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Ginglymus
Gin"gly*mus (?), n.; pl. Ginglymi (#). [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; a hingelike joint, a ball and socket joint.] (Anat.) A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle.
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Ginhouse
Gin"house` (?), n. A building where cotton is ginned.
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Ginkgo
Gink"go (?), n.; pl. Ginkgoes (#). [Chin., silver fruit.] (Bot.) A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferæ. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree.
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Ginkgopsida
Ginkgophytina
Ginkgophyta
Ginkgophyta, Ginkgophytina, Ginkgopsida n. (Bot.) A division of trees comprising the ginkgos. In some systems it is classified as a class (Ginkgopsida) and in others as a subdivision (Ginkgophytina or Ginkgophyta); used in some classifications for one of five subdivisions of Gymnospermophyta.
Syn. -- Ginkgopsida, class Ginkgopsida, subdivision Ginkgophytina.
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gin mill
ginmill
ginmill, gin mill n. A commercial establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a barroom; -- a disparaging term suggesting a cheap or disreputable bar.
Syn. -- barroom, bar-room, bar, saloon, taproom.
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Ginnee
Gin"nee (?), n.; pl. Ginn (&unr_;). See Jinnee.
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Ginnet
Gin"net (?), n. See Genet, a horse.
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Ginning
Gin"ning (?), n. [See Gin, v. i.] Beginning. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Ginny-carriage
Gin"ny-car`riage (&unr_;), n. A small, strong carriage for conveying materials on a railroad. [Eng.]
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Ginseng
Gin"seng (?), n. [Chinese.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Aralia, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant (Aralia Schinseng) has become so rare that the American (A. quinquefolia) has largely taken its place, and its root is now an article of export from America to China. The root, when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with a slight aromatic bitterness.
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Ginshop
Gin"shop` (?), n. A shop or barroom where gin is sold as a beverage. [Colloq.]
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Gip
Gip (?), v. t. To take out the entrails of (herrings).
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Gip
Gip, n. A servant. See Gyp. Sir W. Scott.
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Gipoun
Gi*poun" (?), n. [See Jupon.] A short cassock. [Written also gepoun, gypoun, jupon, juppon.] [Obs.]

Gipsire
Gipser
{ Gip"ser (?), Gip"sire (?), } n. [F. gibecière a game pouch or game pocket. Cf. Gibbier.] A kind of pouch formerly worn at the girdle. Ld. Lytton.
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A gipser all of silk,
Hung at his girdle, white as morné milk.
Chaucer.
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Gipsy
Gip"sy (j&ibreve_;p"s&ybreve_;), n. & a. See Gypsy.
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Gipsyism
Gip"sy*ism (?), n. See Gypsyism.
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gipsywort
gipsywort n. A hairy Eurasian herb (Lycopus europaeus) with two-lipped white flowers.
Syn. -- gypsywort, Lycopus europaeus.
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Giraffa
Giraffa prop. n. The type genus of the Giraffidae.
Syn. -- genus Giraffa.
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giraffe
gi*raffe" (j&ibreve_;*răf"; 277), n. [F. girafe, Sp. girafa, from Ar. zurāfa, zarāfa.] (Zool.) An African ruminant (Giraffa camelopardalis formerly Camelopardalis giraffa) related to the deers and antelopes, but placed in a family (Giraffidae) by itself; the camelopard. It is the tallest of quadriped animals, being sometimes twenty feet from the hoofs to the top of the head. Its neck is very long, and its fore legs are much longer than its hind legs. There are three types, having different patterns of spots on the pelt and different territories: the Reticulated Giraffe, the Masai Giraffe, and the Uganda Giraffe. Intermediate crosses are also observed.
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Giraffidae
Giraffidae prop. n. The natural family of mammals including the giraffes.
Syn. -- family Giraffidae.
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girandole
girandola
gir"an*do`la, gir"an*dole (j&ibreve_;r"&aitalic_;n*dōl; 277), n. [F. See Gyrate.] 1. An ornate ornamental branched candlestick, often with a mirror at the back. [wns=1]
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2. A flower stand, fountain, or the like, of branching form.
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3. (Pyrotechny) A kind of revolving firework.
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4. (Fort.) A series of chambers in defensive mines. Farrow.

Girasol
Girasole
{ Gir"a*sole Gir"a*sol } (?), n. [It. girasole, or F. girasol, fr. L. gyrare to turn around + sol sun.]
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1. (Bot.) See Heliotrope. [Obs.]
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2. (Min.) A variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it reflects a reddish color.
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Gird
Gird (g&etilde_;rd), n. [See Yard a measure.]
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1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
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Conscience . . . is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels. Tillotson.
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2. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
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I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio. Shak.
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Gird
Gird, v. t. [See Gird, n., and cf. Girde, v.]
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1. To strike; to smite. [Obs.]
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To slay him and to girden off his head. Chaucer.
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2. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
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Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods. Shak.
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Gird
Gird, v. i. To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
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Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me. Shak.
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Gird
Gird (g&etilde_;rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girt (?) or Girded; p. pr. & vb. n. Girding.] [OE. girden, gurden, AS. gyrdan; akin to OS. gurdian, D. gorden, OHG. gurten, G. gürten, Icel. gyrða, Sw. gjorda, Dan. giorde, Goth. bigaírdan to begird, and prob. to E. yard an inclosure. Cf. Girth, n. & v., Girt, v. t.] 1. To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
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2. To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
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3. To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
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That Nyseian isle,
Girt with the River Triton.
Milton.
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4. To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
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I girded thee about with fine linen. Ezek. xvi. 10.
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The Son . . . appeared
Girt with omnipotence.
Milton.
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5. To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
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Thou hast girded me with strength. Ps. xviii. 39.
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To gird on, to put on; to fasten around or to one securely, like a girdle; as, to gird on armor or a sword.
[1913 Webster] Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. 1 Kings xx. 11. -- To gird up, to bind tightly with a girdle; to support and strengthen, as with a girdle.
[1913 Webster] He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab. 1 Kings xviii. 46.
[1913 Webster] Gird up the loins of your mind. 1 Pet. i. 13. -- Girt up; prepared or equipped, as for a journey or for work, in allusion to the ancient custom of gathering the long flowing garments into the girdle and tightening it before any exertion; hence, adjectively, eagerly or constantly active; strenuous; striving. “A severer, more girt-up way of living.” J. C. Shairp.

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Girder
Gird"er (?), n. [From Gird to sneer at.] One who girds; a satirist.
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Girder
Gird"er, n. [From Gird to encircle.]
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1. One who, or that which, girds.
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2. (Arch. & Engin.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence, a framed or built-up member discharging the same office, technically called a compound girder. See Illusts. of Frame, and Doubleframed floor, under Double.
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Bowstring girder, Box girder, etc. See under Bowstring, Box, etc. -- Girder bridge. See under Bridge. -- Lattice girder, a girder consisting of longitudinal bars united by diagonal crossing bars. -- Half-lattice girder, a girder consisting of horizontal upper and lower bars connected by a series of diagonal bars sloping alternately in opposite directions so as to divide the space between the bars into a series of triangles. Knight. -- Sandwich girder, a girder consisting of two parallel wooden beams, between which is an iron plate, the whole clamped together by iron bolts.
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Girding
Gird"ing, n. That with which one is girded; a girdle.
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Instead of a stomacher, a girding of sackcloth. Is. iii. 24.
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Girdle
Gir"dle (?), n. A griddle. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
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Girdle
Gir"dle, n. [OE. gurdel, girdel, AS. gyrdel, fr. gyrdan; akin to D. gordel, G. gürtel, Icel. gyr&unr_;ill. See Gird, v. t., to encircle, and cf. Girth, n.]
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1. That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.
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Within the girdle of these walls. Shak.
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Their breasts girded with golden girdles. Rev. xv. 6.
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2. The zodiac; also, the equator. [Poetic] Bacon.
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From the world's girdle to the frozen pole. Cowper.
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That gems the starry girdle of the year. Campbell.
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3. (Jewelry) The line ofgreatest circumference of a brilliant-cut diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting. See Illust. of Brilliant. Knight.
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4. (Mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone. Raymond.
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5. (Zool.) The clitellus of an earthworm.
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Girdle bone (Anat.), the sphenethmoid. See under Sphenethmoid. -- Girdle wheel, a spinning wheel. -- Sea girdle (Zool.), a ctenophore. See Venus's girdle, under Venus. -- Shoulder, Pectoral, and Pelvic, girdle. (Anat.) See under Pectoral, and Pelvic. -- To have under the girdle, to have bound to one, that is, in subjection.
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Girdle
Gir"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girdled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Girdling (?).] 1. To bind with a belt or sash; to gird. Shak.
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2. To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
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Those sleeping stones,
That as a waist doth girdle you about.
Shak.
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3. To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it. [U. S.]
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Girdler
Gir"dler (?), n. 1. One who girdles.
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2. A maker of girdles.
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3. (Zool.) An American longicorn beetle (Oncideres cingulatus) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for the larvæ.
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Girdlestead
Gir"dle*stead (?), n. [Girdle + stead place.]
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1. That part of the body where the girdle is worn. [Obs.]
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Sheathed, beneath his girdlestead. Chapman.
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2. The lap. [R.]
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There fell a flower into her girdlestead. Swinburne.
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Gire
Gire (?), n. [Obs.] See Gyre.
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Girkin
Gir"kin (?), n. [Obs.] See Gherkin.
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Girl
Girl (g&etilde_;rl), n. [OE. girle, gerle, gurle, a girl (in sense 1): cf. LG. gör child.]
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1. A young person of either sex; a child. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden.
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3. A female servant; a maidservant. [U. S.]
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4. (Zool.) A roebuck two years old. [Prov. Eng.]
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girlfriend
girl"friend` n. 1. any female friend; as, Mary and her girlfriend organized the party. [wns=1]
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2. a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved; as, his girlfriend kicked him out. [wns=2]
Syn. -- girl, lady friend.
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Girlhood
Girl"hood (?), n. State or time of being a girl.
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Girlish
Girl"ish, a. Like, or characteristic of, a girl; of or pertaining to girlhood; innocent; artless; immature; weak; as, girlish ways; girlish grief. -- Girl"ish*ly, adv. -- Girl"ish*ness, n.
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Girlond
Gir"lond (?), n. [See Garland, n.] A garland; a prize. [Obs.] Chapman.
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Girn
Girn (?), v. i. [See Grin, n.] To grin. [Obs.]
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Girondist
Gi*ron"dist (?), n. [F. Girondiste.] A member of the moderate republican party formed in the French legislative assembly in 1791. The Girondists were so called because their leaders were deputies from the department of La Gironde.
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Girondist
Gi*ron"dist, a. Of or pertaining to the Girondists. [Written also Girondin.]
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Girrock
Gir"rock (?), n. [Cf. Prov. F. chicarou.] (Zool.) A garfish. Johnson.
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Girru
Girru prop. n. (Babylonian mythology) The Babylonian god of fire; often invoked in incantations against sorcery.
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Girt
Girt (g&etilde_;rt), imp. & p. p. of Gird.
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Girt
Girt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Girted; p. pr. & vb. n. Girting.] [From Girt, n., cf. Girth, v.] To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree.
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We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk,
And girt thee with the sword.
Shak.
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Girt
Girt, a. (Naut.) Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
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Girt
Girt (g&etilde_;rt), n. Same as Girth.
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Girth
Girth (g&etilde_;rth), n. [Icel. gjörð girdle, or gerð girth; akin to Goth. gaírda girdle. See Gird to girt, and cf. Girdle, n.] 1. A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.
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2. The measure around any object, such as a body at the waist or belly, or a box ; the circumference of anything; as, in order to be acceptable for mailing, the total of height and girth of a package must not exceed 63 inches.
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He's a lusty, jolly fellow, that lives well, at least three yards in the girth. Addison.
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3. A small horizontal brace or girder.
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Girth
Girth, v. t. [From Girth, n., cf. Girt, v. t.] To bind as with a girth. [R.] Johnson.
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Girtline
Girt"line` (g&etilde_;rt"līn`), n. (Naut.) A gantline.
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Hammock girtline, a line rigged for hanging out hammocks to dry.
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Gisarm
Gis*arm" (j&ibreve_;s*ärm"), n. [OF. gisarme, guisarme.] (Mediæval Armor) A weapon with a scythe-shaped blade, and a separate long sharp point, mounted on a long staff and carried by foot soldiers.
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Gise
Gise (jīz), v. t. [See Agist.] To feed or pasture. [Obs.]
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Gise
Gise (gīz), n. Guise; manner. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gisle
Gis"le (g&ibreve_;z"'l), n. [AS. gīsel; akin to G. geisel, Icel. gīsl.] A pledge. [Obs.] Bp. Gibson.

Gismondite
Gismondine
{ Gis*mon"dine (j&ibreve_;s*m&obreve_;n"d&ibreve_;n), Gis*mon"dite (j&ibreve_;s*m&obreve_;n"dīt), } n. [From the name of the discoverer, Gismondi.] (Min.) A native hydrated silicate of alumina, lime, and potash, first noticed near Rome.
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Gist
Gist (j&ibreve_;st), n. [OF. giste abode, lodgings, F. gîte, fr. gésir to lie, L. jacēre, prop., to be thrown, hence, to lie, fr. jac&ebreve_;re to throw. In the second sense fr. OF. gist, F. gît, 3d pers. sing. ind. of gésir to lie, used in a proverb, F., c'est là que gît le lièvre, it is there that the hare lies, i. e., that is the point, the difficulty. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Agist, Joist, n., Gest a stage in traveling.] 1. A resting place. [Obs.]
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These quails have their set gists; to wit, ordinary resting and baiting places. Holland.
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2. The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question.
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Git
Git (g&ibreve_;t), n. (Founding) See Geat.
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Gitano
Gitana
{ ‖Gi*ta"na (?), n. fem.; ‖Gi*ta"no (?), n. masc. } [Sp., fr. (assumed) LL. Aegyptanus, fem. Aegyptana, Egyptian. Cf. Gypsy.] A Spanish gypsy.
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Gite
Gite (jīt), n. A gown. [Obs.]
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She came often in a gite of red. Chaucer.
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Gith
Gith (g&ibreve_;th), n. [Prov. E., corn cockle; cf. W. gith corn cockle.] (Bot.) The corn cockle; also anciently applied to the Nigella, or fennel flower.
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Gittern
Git"tern (g&ibreve_;t"t&etilde_;rn), n. [OE. giterne, OF. guiterne, ultimately from same source as E. guitar. See Guitar, and cf. Cittern.] An instrument like a guitar. “Harps, lutes, and giternes.” Chaucer.
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Gittern
Git"tern, v. i. To play on gittern. Milton.
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Gittith
Git"tith (g&ibreve_;t"t&ibreve_;th), n. [Heb.] A musical instrument, of unknown character, supposed by some to have been used by the people of Gath, and thence obtained by David. It is mentioned in the title of Psalms viii., lxxxi., and lxxxiv. Dr. W. Smith.
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Giust
Giust (j&usuml_;st), n. [Obs.] Same as Joust. Spenser.
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Giusto
Gius"to (j&oomacr_;s"t&ouptack_;), a. [It., fr. L. justus. See Just, a.] (Mus.) In just, correct, or suitable time.
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Give
Give (g&ibreve_;v), v. t. [imp. Gave (gāv); p. p. Given (g&ibreve_;v"'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Giving.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. geðan, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf. Gift, n.] 1. To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.
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For generous lords had rather give than pay. Young.
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2. To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.
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What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? Matt. xvi. 26.
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3. To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
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4. To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
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5. To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
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It is given me once again to behold my friend. Rowe.
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Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine. Pope.
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6. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
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7. To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.
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8. (Logic & Math.) To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given.
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9. To allow or admit by way of supposition.
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I give not heaven for lost. Mlton.
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10. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
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I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover. Sheridan.
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11. To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
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12. To pledge; as, to give one's word.
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13. To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
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But there the duke was given to understand
That in a gondola were seen together
Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica.
Shak.
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14. To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.
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To give away, to make over to another; to transfer.
[1913 Webster] Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our lives, is given away from ourselves. Atterbury. -- To give back, to return; to restore. Atterbury. -- To give the bag, to cheat. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster] I fear our ears have given us the bag. J. Webster. -- To give birth to. (a) To bear or bring forth, as a child. (b) To originate; to give existence to, as an enterprise, idea. -- To give chase, to pursue. -- To give ear to. See under Ear. -- To give forth, to give out; to publish; to tell. Hayward. -- To give ground. See under Ground, n. -- To give the hand, to pledge friendship or faith. -- To give the hand of, to espouse; to bestow in marriage. -- To give the head. See under Head, n. -- To give in. (a) To abate; to deduct. (b) To declare; to make known; to announce; to tender; as, to give in one's adhesion to a party. -- To give the lie to (a person), to tell (him) that he lies. -- To give line. See under Line. -- To give off, to emit, as steam, vapor, odor, etc. -- To give one's self away, to make an inconsiderate surrender of one's cause, an unintentional disclosure of one's purposes, or the like. [Colloq.] -- To give out. (a) To utter publicly; to report; to announce or declare.
[1913 Webster] One that gives out himself Prince Florizel. Shak.
[1913 Webster] Give out you are of Epidamnum. Shak. (b) To send out; to emit; to distribute; as, a substance gives out steam or odors. -- To give over. (a) To yield completely; to quit; to abandon. (b) To despair of. (c) To addict, resign, or apply (one's self).
[1913 Webster] The Babylonians had given themselves over to all manner of vice. Grew. -- To give place, to withdraw; to yield one's claim. -- To give points. (a) In games of skill, to equalize chances by conceding a certain advantage; to allow a handicap. (b) To give useful suggestions. [Colloq.] -- To give rein. See under Rein, n. -- To give the sack. Same as To give the bag. -- To give and take. (a) To average gains and losses. (b) To exchange freely, as blows, sarcasms, etc. -- To give time (Law), to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor. Abbott. -- To give the time of day, to salute one with the compliment appropriate to the hour, as “good morning.” “good evening”, etc. -- To give tongue, in hunter's phrase, to bark; -- said of dogs. -- To give up. (a) To abandon; to surrender. “Don't give up the ship.”
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For certain drops of salt, your city Rome.
Shak. (b) To make public; to reveal.
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By giving up their characters.
Beau. & Fl. (c) (Used also reflexively.) -- To give up the ghost. See under Ghost. -- To give one's self up, to abandon hope; to despair; to surrender one's self. -- To give way. (a) To withdraw; to give place. (b) To yield to force or pressure; as, the scaffolding gave way. (c) (Naut.) To begin to row; or to row with increased energy. (d) (Stock Exchange). To depreciate or decline in value; as, railroad securities gave way two per cent. -- To give way together, to row in time; to keep stroke.

Syn. -- To Give, Confer, Grant. To give is the generic word, embracing all the rest. To confer was originally used of persons in power, who gave permanent grants or privileges; as, to confer the order of knighthood; and hence it still denotes the giving of something which might have been withheld; as, to confer a favor. To grant is to give in answer to a petition or request, or to one who is in some way dependent or inferior.
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Give
Give (?), v. i. 1. To give a gift or gifts.
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2. To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
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3. To become soft or moist. [Obs.] Bacon .
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4. To move; to recede.
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Now back he gives, then rushes on amain. Daniel.
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5. To shed tears; to weep. [Obs.]
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Whose eyes do never give
But through lust and laughter.
Shak.
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6. To have a misgiving. [Obs.]
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My mind gives ye're reserved
To rob poor market women.
J. Webster.
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7. To open; to lead. [A Gallicism]
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This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk. Tennyson.
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To give back, to recede; to retire; to retreat.
[1913 Webster] They gave back and came no farther. Bunyan. -- To give in, to yield; to succumb; to acknowledge one's self beaten; to cease opposition.
[1913 Webster] The Scots battalion was enforced to give in. Hayward.
[1913 Webster] This consideration may induce a translator to give in to those general phrases. Pope. -- To give off, to cease; to forbear. [Obs.] Locke. -- To give on or To give upon. (a) To rush; to fall upon. [Obs.] (b) To have a view of; to be in sight of; to overlook; to look toward; to open upon; to front; to face. [A Gallicism: cf. Fr. donner sur.]
[1913 Webster] Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch. Tennyson.
[1913 Webster] The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave. Dickens. -- To give out. (a) To expend all one's strength. Hence: (b) To cease from exertion; to fail; to be exhausted; as, my feet being to give out; the flour has given out. -- To give over, to cease; to discontinue; to desist.
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give-and-go
give-and-go n. (basketball) A maneuver in which one offensive player passes the ball to another, then runs toward the basket to take a return pass.
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Given
Giv"en (?), p. p. & a. from Give, v.
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1. (Math. & Logic) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
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2. Disposed; inclined; -- used with an adv.; as, virtuously given. Shak.
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3. Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.
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Given name, the Christian name, or name given by one's parents or guardians, as distinguished from the surname, which is inherited. [Colloq.]
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givenness
givenness n. the quality of being granted as a supposition; of being acknowledged or assumed.
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Giver
Giv"er (?), n. One who gives; a donor; a bestower; a grantor; one who imparts or distributes.
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It is the giver, and not the gift, that engrosses the heart of the Christian. Kollock.
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Gives
Gives (?), n. pl. [See Give, n.] Fetters.
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Giving
Giv"ing (?), n. 1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
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2. A gift; a benefaction. [R.] Pope.
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3. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding. “Upon the first giving of the weather.” Addison.
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Giving in, a falling inwards; a collapse. -- Giving out, anything uttered or asserted; an outgiving.
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His givings out were of an infinite distance
From his true meant design.
Shak.
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Gizzard
Giz"zard (?), n. [F. gésier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. Gigerium.]
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1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium.
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2. (Zool.) (a) A thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals. (b) A stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks.
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Gizzard shad (Zool.), an American herring (Dorosoma cepedianum) resembling the shad, but of little value. -- To fret the gizzard, to harass; to vex one's self; to worry. [Low] Hudibras. -- To stick in one's gizzard, to be difficult of digestion; to be offensive. [Low]
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G-Jo
G-Jo n. A Chinese and Japanese medical treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body.
Syn. -- acupressure, shiatsu.
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Glabella
Gla*bel"la (?), n.; pl. Glabellæ (#). [NL., fr. L. glabellus hairless, fr. glaber bald.] (Anat.) The space between the eyebrows, also including the corresponding part of the frontal bone; the mesophryon. -- Gla*bel"lar (#), a.
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Glabellum
Gla*bel"lum (?), n.; pl. Glabella (#). [NL. See Glabella.] (Zool.) The median, convex lobe of the head of a trilobite. See Trilobite.
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Glabrate
Gla"brate (?), a. [L. glabrare, fr. glaber smooth.] (Bot.) Becoming smooth or glabrous from age. Gray.

Glabriate
Glabreate
{ Gla"bre*ate (?), Gla"bri*ate (?), } v. t. [See Glabrate.] To make smooth, plain, or bare. [Obs.]
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Glabrity
Glab"ri*ty (?), n. [L. glabritas.] Smoothness; baldness. [R.]
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Glabrous
Gla"brous (?), a. [L. glaber; cf. Gr. &unr_; hollow, smooth, &unr_; to hollow.] Smooth; having a surface without hairs or any unevenness.
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glace
Gla`cé" (?), a. [F., p.p. of glacer to freeze, to ice. Cf. Glacier.] Smoothly coated with icing or crystals of sugar; iced; glazed; -- said of fruits, sweetmeats, cake, etc.
Syn. -- candied, crystalized, glacéed.
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Glacial
Gla"cial (?), a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell.
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2. (Chem.) Resembling ice; having the appearance and consistency of ice; -- said of certain solid compounds; as, glacial phosphoric or acetic acids.
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Glacial acid (Chem.), an acid of such strength or purity as to crystallize at an ordinary temperature, in an icelike form; as acetic or carbolic acid. -- Glacial drift (Geol.), earth and rocks which have been transported by moving ice, land ice, or icebergs; bowlder drift. -- Glacial epoch or Glacial period (Geol.), a period during which the climate of the modern temperate regions was polar, and ice covered large portions of the northern hemisphere to the mountain tops. -- Glacial theory or Glacial hypothesis. (Geol.) See Glacier theory, under Glacier.
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Glacialist
Gla"cial*ist, n. One who attributes the phenomena of the drift, in geology, to glaciers.
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Glaciate
Gla"ci*ate (?), v. i. [L. glaciatus, p. p. of glaciare to freeze, fr. glacies ice.] To turn to ice.
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Glaciate
Gla"ci*ate, v. t. 1. To convert into, or cover with, ice.
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2. (Geol.) To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc.
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Glaciated rocks, rocks whose surfaces have been smoothed, furrowed, or striated, by the action of ice.
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Glaciation
Gla`ci*a"tion (?), n. 1. Act of freezing.
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2. That which is formed by freezing; ice.
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3. The process of glaciating, or the state of being glaciated; the production of glacial phenomena.
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Glacier
Gla"cier (?), n. [F. glacier, fr. glace ice, L. glacies.] An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland.
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&hand_; The mass of compacted snow forming the upper part of a glacier is called the firn, or névé; the glacier proper consist of solid ice, deeply crevassed where broken up by irregularities in the slope or direction of its path. A glacier usually carries with it accumulations of stones and dirt called moraines, which are designated, according to their position, as lateral, medial, or terminal (see Moraine). The common rate of flow of the Alpine glaciers is from ten to twenty inches per day in summer, and about half that in winter.
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Glacier theory (Geol.), the theory that large parts of the frigid and temperate zones were covered with ice during the glacial, or ice, period, and that, by the agency of this ice, the loose materials on the earth's surface, called drift or diluvium, were transported and accumulated.
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Glacious
Gla"cious (?), a. Pertaining to, consisting of or resembling, ice; icy. Sir T. Browne.
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Glacis
Gla"cis (?), n. [F. glacis; -- so named from its smoothness. See Glacier.] A gentle slope, or a smooth, gently sloping bank; especially (Fort.), that slope of earth which inclines from the covered way toward the exterior ground or country (see Illust. of Ravelin).
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Glad
Glad (glăd), a. [Compar. Gladder (?); superl. Gladdest (?).] [AS. glæd bright, glad; akin to D. glad smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. glaðr glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and prob. to L. glaber, and E. glide. Cf. Glabrous.]
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1. Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; -- said of persons, and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.
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A wise son maketh a glad father. Prov. x. 1.
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He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. Prov. xvii. 5.
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The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood. Dryden.
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He, glad of her attention gained. Milton.
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As we are now glad to behold your eyes. Shak.
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Glad am I that your highness is so armed. Shak.
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Glad on 't, glad of it. [Colloq.] Shak.
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2. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
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Her conversation
More glad to me than to a miser money is.
Sir P. Sidney.
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Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day. Milton.

Syn. -- Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted; happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating; pleasing; animating. -- Glad, Delighted, Gratified. Delighted expresses a much higher degree of pleasure than glad. Gratified always refers to a pleasure conferred by some human agent, and the feeling is modified by the consideration that we owe it in part to another. A person may be glad or delighted to see a friend, and gratified at the attention shown by his visits.
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Glad
Glad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gladded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gladding.] [AS. gladian. See Glad, a., and cf. Gladden, v. t.] To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate. Chaucer.
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That which gladded all the warrior train. Dryden.
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Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man. Pope.
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Glad
Glad, v. i. To be glad; to rejoice. [Obs.] Massinger.
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Gladden
Glad"den (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gladdened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gladdening (?).] [See Glad, v. t.] To make glad; to cheer; to please; to gratify; to rejoice; to exhilarate.
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A secret pleasure gladdened all that saw him. Addison.
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Gladden
Glad"den, v. i. To be or become glad; to rejoice.
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The vast Pacific gladdens with the freight. Wordsworth.
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Gladder
Glad"der (?), n. One who makes glad. Chaucer.
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gladdon
glad"don n. An iris (Iris foetidissima) with purple flowers and evil-smelling leaves; Southern and Western Europe and North Africa.
Syn. -- gladen, stinking iris, gladdon iris, stinking gladwyn, roast beef plant, Iris foetidissima.
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Glade
Glade (?), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin, and akin to glad, a.; cf. also W. golead, goleuad, a lighting, illumination, fr. goleu light, clear, bright, goleu fwlch glade, lit., a light or clear defile.]
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1. An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.
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There interspersed in lawns and opening glades. Pope.
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2. An everglade. [Local, U. S.]
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3. An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice. [Local, U. S.]
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Bottom glade. See under Bottom. -- Glade net, in England, a net used for catching woodcock and other birds in forest glades.
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Gladen
Gla"den (?), n. [AS. glædene, cf. L. gladius a sword. Cf. Gladiole.] (Bot.) Sword grass; any plant with sword-shaped leaves, especially the European Iris fœtidissima. [Written also gladwyn, gladdon, and glader.]
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Gladeye
Glad"eye` (?), n. (Zool.) The European yellow-hammer.
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Gladful
Glad"ful (?), a. Full of gladness; joyful; glad. [R.] -- Glad"ful*ness, n. [R.] Spenser.
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It followed him with gladful glee. Spenser.
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Gladiate
Glad"i*ate (?), a. [L. gladius sword.] (Bot.) Sword-shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus.
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Gladiator
Glad"i*a`tor (?), n. [L., fr. gladius sword. See Glaive.] 1. Originally, a swordplayer; hence, one who fought with weapons in public, either on the occasion of a funeral ceremony, or in the arena, for public amusement.
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2. One who engages in any fierce combat or controversy.

Gladiatorian
Gladiatorial
{ Glad`i*a*to"ri*al (?), Glad`i*a*to"ri*an (?), } a. Of or pertaining to gladiators, or to contests or combatants in general.
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Gladiatorism
Glad"i*a`tor*ism (?), n. The art or practice of a gladiator.
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Gladiatorship
Glad"i*a`tor*ship, n. Conduct, state, or art, of a gladiator.
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Gladiatory
Glad"i*a*to*ry (?), a. [L. gladiatorius.] Gladiatorial. [R.]
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Gladiature
Glad"i*a*ture (?), n. [L. gladiatura.] Swordplay; fencing; gladiatorial contest. Gayton.
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Gladiole
Glad"i*ole (?), n. [L. gladiolus a small sword, the sword lily, dim. of gladius sword. See Glaive.] (Bot.) A lilylike plant, of the genus Gladiolus; -- called also corn flag.
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Gladiolus
Gla*di"o*lus (?), n.; pl. L. Gladioli (#), E. Gladioluses (#). [L. See Gladiole.]
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1. (Bot.) A genus of plants having bulbous roots and gladiate leaves, and including many species, some of which are cultivated and valued for the beauty of their flowers; the corn flag; the sword lily.
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2. (Anat.) The middle portion of the sternum in some animals; the mesosternum.
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Gladius
Gla"di*us (?), n.; pl. Gladii (#). [L., a sword.] (Zool.) The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.
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Gladly
Glad"ly (?), adv. [From Glad, a.]
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1. Preferably; by choice. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. With pleasure; joyfully; cheerfully; eagerly.
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The common people heard him gladly. Mark xii. 37.
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Gladness
Glad"ness (?), n. [AS. glædnes.] State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness.
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They . . . did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. Acts ii. 46.
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&hand_; Gladness is rarely or never equivalent to mirth, merriment, gayety, and triumph, and it usually expresses less than delight. It sometimes expresses great joy.
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The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. Esther viii. 17.
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Gladship
Glad"ship, n. [AS. glædscipe.] A state of gladness. [Obs.] Gower.
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Gladsome
Glad"some (?), a. 1. Pleased; joyful; cheerful.
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2. Causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; having the appearance of gayety; pleasing.
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Of opening heaven they sung, and gladsome day. Prior.

-- Glad"some*ly, adv. -- Glad"some*ness, n.
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Hours of perfect gladsomeness. Wordsworth.
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gladsomeness
glad"some*ness n. The state of experiencing joy and pleasure.
Syn. -- gladness, gladfulness.
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Gladstone
Glad"stone (?), n. [Named after Wm. E. Gladstone.] A four-wheeled pleasure carriage with two inside seats, calash top, and seats for driver and footman.
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Gladwyn
Glad"wyn (?), n. (Bot.) See Gladen.
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Glair
Glair (?), n. [F. glaire, glaire d'&unr_;uf, the glair of an egg, prob. fr. L. clarus clear, bright. See Clear, a.]
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1. The white of egg. It is used as a size or a glaze in bookbinding, for pastry, etc.
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2. Any viscous, transparent substance, resembling the white of an egg.
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3. A broadsword fixed on a pike; a kind of halberd.
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Glair
Glair, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glaired (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glairing.] To smear with the white of an egg.
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Glaire
Glaire (?), n. See Glair.
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Glaireous
Glair"e*ous (?), a. Glairy; covered with glair.
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Glairin
Glair"in (?), n. A glairy viscous substance, which forms on the surface of certain mineral waters, or covers the sides of their inclosures; -- called also baregin.
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Glairy
Glair"y (?), a. Like glair, or partaking of its qualities; covered with glair; viscous and transparent; slimy. Wiseman.
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Glaive
Glaive (?), n. [F. glaive, L. gladius; prob. akin to E. claymore. Cf. Gladiator.] 1. A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve; also, a light lance with a long sharp-pointed head. Wilhelm.
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2. A sword; -- used poetically and loosely.
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The glaive which he did wield. Spenser.
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Glama
Gla"ma (?), n. [NL.; cf. Gr. &unr_;, L. gramiae, Gr. &unr_; blear-eyed.] (Med.) A copious gummy secretion of the humor of the eyelids, in consequence of some disorder; blearedness; lippitude.
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glamor
glamor n. Same as glamour.
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glamorous
glamourous
glamourous glamorous adj. having an air of allure, romance and excitement; as, glamorous movie stars.
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Glamour
Gla"mour (?), n. [Scot. glamour, glamer; cf. Icel. glámeggdr one who is troubled with the glaucoma (?); or Icel. glām-s&ymacr_;ni weakness of sight, glamour; glāmr name of the moon, also of a ghost + s&ymacr_;ni sight, akin to E. see. Perh., however, a corruption of E. gramarye.]
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1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
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2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell. Tennyson.
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3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.
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The air filled with a strange, pale glamour that seemed to lie over the broad valley. W. Black.
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4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified.
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Glamour gift, Glamour might, the gift or power of producing a glamour. The former is used figuratively, of the gift of fascination peculiar to women.
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It had much of glamour might
To make a lady seem a knight.
Sir W. Scott.
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Glamourie
Glam"ou*rie (?), n. Glamour. [Scot.]
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Glance
Glance (?), n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. Gleen, Glint, Glitter, and Glance a mineral.]
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1. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
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Swift as the lightning glance. Milton.
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2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.
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Dart not scornful glances from those eyes. Shak.
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3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
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How fleet is a glance of the mind. Cowper.
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4. (Min.) A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
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Glance coal, anthracite; a mineral composed chiefly of carbon. -- Glance cobalt, cobaltite, or gray cobalt. -- Glance copper, chalcocite. -- Glance wood, a hard wood grown in Cuba, and used for gauging instruments, carpenters' rules, etc. McElrath.
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Glance
Glance, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glanced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glancing (?).] 1. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
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From art, from nature, from the schools,
Let random influences glance,
Like light in many a shivered lance,
That breaks about the dappled pools.
Tennyson.
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2. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. ”Your arrow hath glanced”. Shak.
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On me the curse aslope
Glanced on the ground.
Milton.
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3. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.
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The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.
Shak.
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4. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at.
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Wherein obscurely
Caesar's ambition shall be glanced at.
Shak.
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He glanced at a certain reverend doctor. Swift.
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5. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
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And all along the forum and up the sacred seat,
His vulture eye pursued the trip of those small glancing feet.
Macaulay.
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Glance
Glance (?), v. t. 1. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
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2. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly. [Obs.]
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In company I often glanced it. Shak.
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Glancing
Glan"cing (?), a. 1. Shooting, as light.
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When through the gancing lightnings fly. Rowe.
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2. Flying off (after striking) in an oblique direction; as, a glancing shot.
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Glancingly
Glan"cing*ly, adv. In a glancing manner; transiently; incidentally; indirectly. Hakewill.
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Gland
Gland (?), n. [F. glande, L. glans, glandis, acorn; akin to Gr. &unr_; for &unr_;, and &unr_; to cast, throw, the acorn being the dropped fruit. Cf. Parable, n.]
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1. (Anat.) (a) An organ for secreting something to be used in, or eliminated from, the body; as, the sebaceous glands of the skin; the salivary glands of the mouth. (b) An organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true, gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and pituitary glands, the functions of which are very imperfectly known.
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&hand_; The true secreting glands are, in principle, narrow pouches of the mucous membranes, or of the integument, lined with a continuation of the epithelium, or of the epidermis, the cells of which produce the secretion from the blood. In the larger glands, the pouches are tubular, greatly elongated, and coiled, as in the sweat glands, or subdivided and branched, making compound and racemose glands, such as the pancreas.
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2. (Bot.) (a) A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product. (b) Any very small prominence.
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3. (Steam Mach.) The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing.
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4. (Mach.) The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.
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Glandage
Glan"dage (?), n. [Cf. OF. glandage. See Gland.] A feeding on nuts or mast. [Obs.] Crabb.
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Glandered
Glan"dered (?), a. Affected with glanders; as, a glandered horse. Yu&unr_;att.
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Glanderous
Glan"der*ous (?), a. Of or pertaining to glanders; of the nature of glanders. Youatt.
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Glanders
Glan"ders (?), n. [From Gland.] (Far.) A highly contagious and very destructive disease of horses, asses, mules, etc., characterized by a constant discharge of sticky matter from the nose, and an enlargement and induration of the glands beneath and within the lower jaw. It may transmitted to dogs, goats, sheep, and to human beings.
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Glandiferous
Glan*dif"er*ous (?), a. [L. glandifer; glans, glandis, acorn + ferre to bear; cf. F. glandifère.] Bearing acorns or other nuts; as, glandiferous trees.
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Glandiform
Gland"i*form (?), a. [L. glans, glandis, acorn + -form: cf. F. glandiforme .] Having the form of a gland or nut; resembling a gland.
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Glandular
Glan"du*lar (?), a. [Cf. F. glandulaire. See Glandule.] Containing or supporting glands; consisting of glands; pertaining to glands.
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Glandulation
Glan`du*la"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. glandulation.] (Bot.) The situation and structure of the secretory vessels in plants. Martyn.
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Glandulation respects the secretory vessels, which are either glandules, follicles, or utricles. J. Lee.
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Glandule
Glan"dule (?), n. [L. glandula, dim. of glans, glandis, acorn: cf. F. glandule. See Gland.] A small gland or secreting vessel.
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Glanduliferous
Glan`du*lif"er*ous (?), a. [L. glandula gland + -ferous; cf. F. glandulifère.] Bearing glandules.
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Glandulose
Glan"du*lose` (?), a. Same as Glandulous.
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Glandulosity
Glan`du*los"i*ty (?), n. Quality of being glandulous; a collection of glands. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
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Glandulous
Glan"du*lous (?), a. [L. glandulosus: cf. F. glanduleux.] Containing glands; consisting of glands; pertaining to glands; resembling glands.
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Glans
Glans (?) n.; pl. Glandes (#). [L. See Gland.]
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1. (Anat.) The vascular body which forms the apex of the penis, and the extremity of the clitoris.
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2. (Bot.) The acorn or mast of the oak and similar fruits. Gray.
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3. (Med.) (a) Goiter. (b) A pessary. [Obs.]
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Glare
Glare (glâr), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glared (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glaring.] [OE. glaren, gloren; cf. AS. glær amber, LG. glaren to glow or burn like coals, D. gloren to glimmer; prob. akin to E. glass.]
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1. To shine with a bright, dazzling light.
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The cavern glares with new-admitted light. Dryden.
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2. To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely.
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And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon. Byron.
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3. To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay.
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She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring. Pope.
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Glare
Glare, v. t. To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
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Every eye
Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire.
Milton.
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Glare
Glare, n. 1. A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light.
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The frame of burnished steel that cast a glare. Dryden.
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2. A fierce, piercing look or stare.
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About them round,
A lion now he stalks with fiery glare.
Milton.
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3. A viscous, transparent substance. See Glair.
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4. A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice. [U. S. ]
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Glare
Glare, a. [See Glary, and Glare, n.] Smooth and bright or translucent; -- used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice. [U. S.]
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Glareolidae
Glareolidae n. A natural family of Old World shorebirds: pratincoles and coursers.
Syn. -- family Glareolidae.
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Glareous
Glar"e*ous (glâr"&euptack_;*ŭs), a. [Cf. F. glaireux. See Glair.] Glairy. John Gregory (1766).

Glaringness
Glariness
{ Glar"i*ness (?), Glar"ing*ness, } n. A dazzling luster or brilliancy.
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Glaring
Glar"ing, a. Clear; notorious; open and bold; barefaced; as, a glaring crime. -- Glar"ing*ly, adv.
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Glary
Glar"y (?), a. Of a dazzling luster; glaring; bright; shining; smooth.
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Bright, crystal glass is glary. Boyle.
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Glasgow
Glasgow n. (Geography) The largest city in Scotland; a port in west central Scotland.
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Glass
Glass (gl&adot_;s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. glæs; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. glær amber, L. glaesum. Cf. Glare, n., Glaze, v. t.]
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1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and commonly transparent substance, white or colored, having a conchoidal fracture, and made by fusing together sand or silica with lime, potash, soda, or lead oxide. It is used for window panes and mirrors, for articles of table and culinary use, for lenses, and various articles of ornament.
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&hand_; Glass is variously colored by the metallic oxides; thus, manganese colors it violet; copper (cuprous), red, or (cupric) green; cobalt, blue; uranium, yellowish green or canary yellow; iron, green or brown; gold, purple or red; tin, opaque white; chromium, emerald green; antimony, yellow.
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2. (Chem.) Any substance having a peculiar glassy appearance, and a conchoidal fracture, and usually produced by fusion.
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3. Anything made of glass. Especially: (a) A looking-glass; a mirror. (b) A vessel filled with running sand for measuring time; an hourglass; and hence, the time in which such a vessel is exhausted of its sand.
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She would not live
The running of one glass.
Shak.

(c) A drinking vessel; a tumbler; a goblet; hence, the contents of such a vessel; especially; spirituous liquors; as, he took a glass at dinner. (d) An optical glass; a lens; a spyglass; -- in the plural, spectacles; as, a pair of glasses; he wears glasses. (e) A weatherglass; a barometer.
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&hand_; Glass is much used adjectively or in combination; as, glass maker, or glassmaker; glass making or glassmaking; glass blower or glassblower, etc.
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Bohemian glass, Cut glass, etc. See under Bohemian, Cut, etc. -- Crown glass, a variety of glass, used for making the finest plate or window glass, and consisting essentially of silicate of soda or potash and lime, with no admixture of lead; the convex half of an achromatic lens is composed of crown glass; -- so called from a crownlike shape given it in the process of blowing. -- Crystal glass, or Flint glass. See Flint glass, in the Vocabulary. -- Cylinder glass, sheet glass made by blowing the glass in the form of a cylinder which is then split longitudinally, opened out, and flattened. -- Glass of antimony, a vitreous oxide of antimony mixed with sulphide. -- Glass cloth, a woven fabric formed of glass fibers. -- Glass coach, a coach superior to a hackney-coach, hired for the day, or any short period, as a private carriage; -- so called because originally private carriages alone had glass windows. [Eng.] Smart.
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Glass
Glass, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glassed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glassing.] 1. To reflect, as in a mirror; to mirror; -- used reflexively.
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Happy to glass themselves in such a mirror. Motley.
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Where the Almighty's form glasses itself in tempests. Byron.
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2. To case in glass. [R.] Shak.
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3. To cover or furnish with glass; to glaze. Boyle.
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4. To smooth or polish anything, as leater, by rubbing it with a glass burnisher.
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glass blower
glassblower
glass"blow*er, glass" blow*er n. 1. someone skilled creating objects such as bottles, vases, or other decorative or practical items from molten glass, especially one whose occupation is to make objects by blowing and shaping hot glass in its viscous semiliquid state.
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glass blowing
glassblowing
glass"blow*ing, glass" blow*ing n. The art and process of creating glass objects, by shaping glass when reduced by heat to a viscid state, using various manipulations with the hands, especially by inflating it by blowing through a tube. The process is used to manufacture a wide variety of useful and ornamental objects. The manufacture of simple glass objects has been automated, but complex glass objects are still made by the traditional hand processes.
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Glass-crab
Glass"-crab` (?), n. (Zool.) The larval state (Phyllosoma) of the genus Palinurus and allied genera. It is remarkable for its strange outlines, thinness, and transparency. See Phyllosoma.
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glasscutter
glasscutter n. 1. one who cuts or grinds designs on glass.
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2. one who cuts flat glass to size.
Syn. -- glassworker, glazier, glazer.
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glazed
glassed
glassed glazed adj. 1. fitted or covered with glass; as, a glassed wall. Opposite of unglazed.
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Glassen
Glass"en (?), a. Glassy; glazed. [Obs.]
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And pursues the dice with glassen eyes. B. Jonson.
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glasses
glasses n. pl. Same as eyeglasses. See eyeglass{1}.
Syn. -- spectacles, specs, eyeglasses.
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Glasseye
Glass"eye` (?), n. 1. (Zool.) A fish of the great lakes; the wall-eyed pike.
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2. (Far.) A species of blindness in horses in which the eye is bright and the pupil dilated; a sort of amaurosis. Youatt.
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Glass-faced
Glass"-faced` (?), a. Mirror-faced; reflecting the sentiments of another. [R.] “The glass-faced flatterer.” Shak.
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Glassful
Glass"ful (?), n.; pl. Glassfuls (&unr_;). The contents of a glass; as much of anything as a glass will hold.
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Glassful
Glass"ful, a. Glassy; shining like glass. [Obs.] “Minerva's glassful shield.” Marston.
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Glass-gazing
Glass"-gaz`ing (?), a. Given to viewing one's self in a glass or mirror; finical. [Poetic] Shak.
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Glasshouse
Glass"house` (?), n. A house where glass is made; a commercial house that deals in glassware.
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Glassily
Glass"i*ly (?), adv. So as to resemble glass.
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Glassiness
Glass"i*ness, n. The quality of being glassy.
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Glassite
Glass"ite (?), n. A member of a Scottish sect, founded in the 18th century by John Glass, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland, who taught that justifying faith is “no more than a simple assent to the divine testimone passively recived by the understanding.” The English and American adherents of this faith are called Sandemanians, after Robert Sandeman, the son-in-law and disciple of Glass.

Glassmaker
Glass maker
Glass" mak`er (?), or Glass"mak`er, n. One who makes, or manufactures, glass. -- Glass" mak`ing, or Glass"mak`ing, n.
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Glass-rope
Glass"-rope` (?), n. (Zool.) A remarkable vitreous sponge, of the genus Hyalonema, first brought from Japan. It has a long stem, consisting of a bundle of long and large, glassy, siliceous fibers, twisted together.
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Glass-snail
Glass"-snail` (?), n. (Zool.) A small, transparent, land snail, of the genus Vitrina.
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Glass-snake
Glass"-snake` (?), n. (Zool.) A long, footless lizard (Ophiosaurus ventralis), of the Southern United States; -- so called from its fragility, the tail easily breaking into small pieces. It grows to the length of three feet. The name is applied also to similar species found in the Old World.
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Glass-sponge
Glass"-sponge` (?), n. (Zool.) A siliceous sponge, of the genus Hyalonema, and allied genera; -- so called from their glassy fibers or spicules; -- called also vitreous sponge. See Glass-rope, and Euplectella.
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Glassware
Glass"ware (?), n. Ware, or articles collectively, made of glass.
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Glasswork
Glass"work` (?), n. Manufacture of glass; articles or ornamentation made of glass.
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glassworker
glassworker n. one who cuts flat glass to size.
Syn. -- glasscutter, glazier, glazer.
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glassworks
glassworks n. a place where glass is made.
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Glasswort
Glass"wort` (?), n. (Bot.) A seashore plant of the Spinach family (Salicornia herbacea), with succulent jointed stems; also, a prickly plant of the same family (Salsola Kali), both formerly burned for the sake of the ashes, which yield soda for making glass and soap.
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Glassy
Glass"y (?), a. 1. Made of glass; vitreous; as, a glassy substance. Bacon.
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2. Resembling glass in its properties, as in smoothness, brittleness, or transparency; as, a glassy stream; a glassy surface; the glassy deep.
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3. Dull; wanting life or fire; lackluster; -- said of the eyes. “In his glassy eye.” Byron.
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Glassy feldspar (Min.), a variety of orthoclase; sanidine.
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Glastonbury thorn
Glas"ton*bur*y thorn` (?). (Bot.) A variety of the common hawthorn. Loudon.
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Glasynge
Glas"ynge (?), n. Glazing or glass. [Obs.]
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Glauberite
Glau"ber*ite (?), n. [From Glauber, a German chemist, died 1668: cf. F. glaubérite, G. glauberit.] (Min.) A mineral, consisting of the sulphates of soda and lime.

Glauber's salts
Glauber's salt
Glau"ber's salt` (?) or Glau"ber's salts` (&unr_;). [G. glaubersalz, from Glauber, a German chemist who discovered it. See Glauberite.] Sulphate of soda, a well-known cathartic. It is a white crystalline substance, with a cooling, slightly bitter taste, and is commonly called “salts.”
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&hand_; It occurs naturally and abundantly in some mineral springs, and in many salt deposits, as the mineral mirabilite. It is manufactured in large quantities as an intermediate step in the “soda process,” and also for use in glass making.
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Glaucescent
Glau*ces"cent (?), a. [See Glaucous.] Having a somewhat glaucous appearance or nature; becoming glaucous.
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Glaucic
Glau"cic (?), a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to the Glaucium flavum or horned poppy; -- formerly applied to an acid derived from it, now known to be fumaric acid.
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Glaucine
Glau"cine (?), a. Glaucous or glaucescent.
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Glaucine
Glau"cine (?), n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained from the plant Glaucium flavum, as a bitter, white, crystalline substance.
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Glaucodot
Glau"co*dot (?), n. [Gr. glayko`s silvery, gray + dido`nai to give.] (Min.) A metallic mineral having a grayish tin-white color, and containing cobalt and iron, with sulphur and arsenic.
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Glaucoma
Glau*co"ma (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. glay`kwma, fr. glayko`s light gray, blue gray.] (Med.) Dimness or abolition of sight, with a diminution of transparency, a bluish or greenish tinge of the refracting media of the eye, and a hard inelastic condition of the eyeball, with marked increase of tension within the eyeball.
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Glaucomatous
Glau*co"ma*tous (?), a. Having the nature of glaucoma.
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Glaucometer
Glau*com"e*ter (?), n. See Gleucometer.
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Glauconite
Glau"co*nite (?), n. [Cf. F. glauconite, glauconie, fr. L. glaucus. See Glaucous.] (Min.) The green mineral characteristic of the greensand of the chalk and other formations. It is a hydrous silicate of iron and potash. See Greensand.
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Glaucophane
Glau"co*phane (?), n. [Gr. glayko`s silvery, gray + fai`nesqai to appear.] (Min.) A mineral of a dark bluish color, related to amphibole. It is characteristic of certain crystalline rocks.
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Glaucosis
Glau*co"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. glay`kwsis.] (Med.) Same as Glaucoma.
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Glaucous
Glau"cous (gl&asuml_;"kŭs), a. [L. glaucus, Gr. glayko`s.] 1. Of a sea-green color; of a dull green passing into grayish blue. Lindley.
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2. (Bot.) Covered with a fine bloom or fine white powder easily rubbed off, as that on a blue plum, or on a cabbage leaf. Gray.
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Glaucus
Glau"cus (?), n. [L., sea green.] (Zool.) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks, found in the warmer latitudes, swimming in the open sea. These mollusks are beautifully colored with blue and silvery white.
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Glaum
Glaum (?), v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.] To grope with the hands, as in the dark. [Scot.]
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To glaum at, to grasp or snatch at; to aspire to.
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Wha glaum'd at kingdoms three. Burns.
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Glave
Glave (?), n. See Glaive.
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Glaver
Glav"er (?), v. i. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. glafr flattery.] 1. To prate; to jabber; to babble. [Obs.]
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Here many, clepid filosophirs, glavern diversely. Wyclif.
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2. To flatter; to wheedle. [Obs.]
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Some slavish, glavering, flattering parasite. South.
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Glaverer
Glav"er*er (?), n. A flatterer. [Obs.] Mir. for Mag.
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Glaymore
Glay"more` (?), n. A claymore. Johnson.
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Glaze
Glaze (glāz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glazed (glāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Glazing.] [OE. glasen, glazen, fr. glas. See Glass.]
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1. To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a case, etc.) with glass.
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Two cabinets daintily paved, richly handed, and glazed with crystalline glass. Bacon.
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2. To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; as, to glaze earthenware; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy; as, to glaze paper, gunpowder, and the like.
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Sorrow's eye glazed with blinding tears. Shak.
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3. (Paint.) To apply thinly a transparent or semitransparent color to (another color), to modify the effect.
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4. (Cookery) To cover (a donut, cupcake, meat, etc.) with a thin layer of edible syrup, or other substance which may solidify to a glossy coating. The material used for glazing is usually sweet or highly flavored.
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Glaze
Glaze, v. i. To become glazed of glassy.
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Glaze
Glaze, n. 1. The vitreous coating of pottery or porcelain; anything used as a coating or color in glazing. See Glaze, v. t., 3. Ure.
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2. (Cookery) Broth reduced by boiling to a gelatinous paste, and spread thinly over braised dishes.
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3. A glazing oven. See Glost oven.
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glazed
glazed (glāzd) adj. 1. Same as glassed.
Syn. -- glassed.
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2. Having a shiny surface or coating; as, glazed fabrics; glazed doughnuts. [Narrower terms: glassy, vitreous, vitrified; glossy, calendered; icy ; glacé] unglazed
Syn. -- shiny.
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3. Lacking liveliness; -- used of eyes; as, a glazed look.
Syn. -- glassy.
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Glazen
Glaz"en (?), a. [AS. glæsen.] Resembling glass; glasslike; glazed. [Obs.] Wyclif.
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Glazer
Glaz"er (?), n. 1. One who applies glazing, as in pottery manufacture, etc.; one who gives a glasslike or glossy surface to anything; a calenderer or smoother of cloth, paper, and the like.
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2. A tool or machine used in glazing, polishing, smoothing, etc.; amoung cutlers and lapidaries, a wooden wheel covered with emery, or having a band of lead and tin alloy, for polishing cutlery, etc.
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Glazier
Gla"zier (?), n. [From Glaze.] One whose business is to set glass.
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Glazier's diamond. See under Diamond.
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Glazing
Glaz"ing (?), n. 1. The act or art of setting glass; the art of covering with a vitreous or glasslike substance, or of polishing or rendering glossy.
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2. The glass set, or to be set, in a sash, frame. etc.
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3. The glass, glasslike, or glossy substance with which any surface is incrusted or overlaid; as, the glazing of pottery or porcelain, or of paper.
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4. (Paint.) Transparent, or semitransparent, colors passed thinly over other colors, to modify the effect.
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Glazy
Glaz"y (?), a. Having a glazed appearance; -- said of the fractured surface of some kinds of pin iron.
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Glead
Glead (?), n. A live coal. See Gleed. [Archaic]
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Gleam
Gleam (?), v. i. [Cf. OE. glem birdlime, glue, phlegm, and E. englaimed.] (Falconry) To disgorge filth, as a hawk.
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Gleam
Gleam, n. [OE. glem, gleam, AS. glæm, prob. akin to E. glimmer, and perh. to Gr. &unr_; warm, &unr_; to warm. Cf. Glitter.]
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1. A shoot of light; a small stream of light; a beam; a ray; a glimpse.
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Transient unexpected gleams of joi. Addison.
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At last a gleam
Of dawning light turned thitherward in haste
His [Satan's] traveled steps.
Milton.
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A glimmer, and then a gleam of light. Longfellow.
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2. Brightness; splendor.
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In the clear azure gleam the flocks are seen. Pope.
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Gleam
Gleam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gleamed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaming.] 1. To shoot, or dart, as rays of light; as, at the dawn, light gleams in the east.
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2. To shine; to cast light; to glitter.

Syn. -- To Gleam, Glimmer, Glitter. To gleam denotes a faint but distinct emission of light. To glimmer describes an indistinct and unsteady giving of light. To glitter imports a brightness that is intense, but varying. The morning light gleams upon the earth; a distant taper glimmers through the mist; a dewdrop glitters in the sun. See Flash.
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Gleam
Gleam, v. t. To shoot out (flashes of light, etc.).
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Dying eyes gleamed forth their ashy lights. Shak.
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Gleamy
Gleam"y, a. Darting beams of light; casting light in rays; flashing; coruscating.
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In brazed arms, that cast a gleamy ray,
Swift through the town the warrior bends his way.
Pope.
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Glean
Glean (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gleaned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaning.] [OE. glenen, OF. glener, glaner, F. glaner, fr. LL. glenare; cf. W. glan clean, glanh&unr_;u to clean, purify, or AS. gelm, gilm, a hand&unr_;ul.]
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1. To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or grapes left after the gathering.
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To glean the broken ears after the man
That the main harvest reaps.
Shak.
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2. To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.
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3. To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain.
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Content to glean what we can from . . . experiments. Locke.
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Glean
Glean, v. i. 1. To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.
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And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers. Ruth ii. 3.
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2. To pick up or gather anything by degrees.
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Piecemeal they this acre first, then that;
Glean on, and gather up the whole estate.
Pope.
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Glean
Glean, n. A collection made by gleaning.
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The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs. Dryden.
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Glean
Glean, n. Cleaning; afterbirth. [Obs.] Holland.
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Gleaner
Glean"er (?), n. 1. One who gathers after reapers.
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2. One who gathers slowly with labor. Locke.
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Gleaning
Glean"ing, n. The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning.
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Glenings of natural knowledge. Cook.
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Gleba
Gle"ba (?), n.; pl. Glebæ (#). [L., a clod.] (Bot.) The chambered sporogenous tissue forming the central mass of the sporophore in puff balls, stinkhorns, etc.
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Glebe
Glebe (?), n. [F. glèbe, L. gleba, glaeba, clod, land, soil.] 1. A lump; a clod.
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2. Turf; soil; ground; sod.
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Fertile of corn the glebe, of oil, and wine. Milton.
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3. (Eccl. Law) The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
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Glebeless
Glebe"less, a. Having no glebe.
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Glebosity
Gle*bos"i*ty (?), n. The quality of being glebous. [R.]

Gleby
Glebous
{ Gleb"ous (?), Gleb"y (?), } a. [Cf. L. glaebosus cloddy.] Pertaining to the glebe; turfy; cloddy; fertile; fruitful.Gleby land.” Prior.
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Glede
Glede (glēd), n. [AS. glida, akin to Icel. gleða, Sw. glada. Cf. Glide, v. i.] (Zool.) The common European kite (Milvus ictinus). This name is also sometimes applied to the buzzard. [Written also glead, gled, gleed, glade, and glide.]
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Glede
Glede, n. [See Gleed.] A live coal. [Archaic]
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The cruel ire, red as any glede. Chaucer.
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Glee
Glee (glē), n. [OE. gle, gleo, AS. gleów, gleó, akin to Icel. gl&ymacr_;: cf. Gr. &unr_; joke, jest.]
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1. Music; minstrelsy; entertainment. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. Joy; merriment; mirth; gayety; paricularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast. Spenser.
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3. (Mus.) An unaccompanied part song for three or more solo voices. It is not necessarily gleesome.
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Glee club
Glee club. A club or company organized for singing glees, and (by extension) part songs, ballads, etc.
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Gleed
Gleed (glēd), n. [AS. glēd, fr. glōwan to glow as a fire; akin to D. gloed, G. glut, Icel. glōð. See Glow, v. i.] A live or glowing coal; a glede. [Archaic] Chaucer. Longfellow.
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Gleeful
Glee"ful (?), a. Merry; gay; joyous. Shak.
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Gleek
Gleek (?), n. [Prob. fr. Icel. leika to play, play a trick on, with the prefix ge-; akin to AS. gelācan, Sw. leka to play, Dan. lege.]
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1. A jest or scoff; a trick or deception. [Obs.]
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Where's the Bastard's braves, and Charles his gleeks ? Shak.
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2. [Cf. Glicke] An enticing look or glance. [Obs.]
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A pretty gleek coming from Pallas' eye. Beau. & Fl.
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Gleek
Gleek, v. i. To make sport; to gibe; to sneer; to spend time idly. [Obs.] Shak.
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Gleek
Gleek, n. [OF. glic, G. glück, fortune. See Luck.]
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1. A game at cards, once popular, played by three persons. [Obs.] Pepys. Evelyn.
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2. Three of the same cards held in the same hand; -- hence, three of anything. [Obs.]
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Gleeman
Glee"man (?), n.; pl. Gleemen (#). [Glee + man; AS. gleóman.] A name anciently given to an itinerant minstrel or musician.
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Gleen
Gleen (?), v. i. [Cf. Glance, Glint.] To glisten; to gleam. [Obs.] Prior.
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Gleesome
Glee"some (?), a. Merry; joyous; gleeful.
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Gleet
Gleet (?), n. [OE. glette, glet, glat, mucus, pus, filth, OF. glete.] (Med.) A transparent mucous discharge from the membrane of the urethra, commonly an effect of gonorrhea. Hoblyn.
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Gleet
Gleet, v. i. 1. To flow in a thin, limpid humor; to ooze, as gleet. Wiseman.
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2. To flow slowly, as water. Cheyne.
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Gleety
Gleet"y (?), a. Ichorous; thin; limpid. Wiseman.
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Gleg
Gleg (?), a. [Icel. glöggr.] Quick of perception; alert; sharp. [Scot.] Jamieson.

Gleyre
Gleire
Gleire (?), Gleyre, n. See Glair. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Glen
Glen (?), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. glyn a deep valley, Ir. & Gael. gleann valley, glen.] A secluded and narrow valley; a dale; a depression between hills.
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And wooes the widow's daughter of the glen. Spenser.

Glengarry bonnet
Glengarry
{ Glen*gar"ry (?), n., or Glen*gar"ry bon"net (?) }. [Name of a valley in Scotland.] A kind of Highland Scotch cap for men, with straight sides and a hollow top sloping to the back, where it is parted and held together by ribbons or strings.

The long silk streamers of his Glengarry bonnet. L. Hutton.
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Glenlivet
Glenlivat
{ Glen*liv"at (?), Glen*liv"et (?), } n. A kind of Scotch whisky, named from the district in which it was first made. W. E. Aytoun.
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Glenoid
Gle"noid (?), a. [Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; socket of a joint + e'i^dos form; cf. F. glénoïde.] (Anat.) Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socketlike; -- applied to several articular surfaces of bone; as, the glenoid cavity, or fossa, of the scapula, in which the head of the humerus articulates.
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Glenoidal
Gle*noid"al (?), a. (Anat.) Glenoid.
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Glent
Glent (?), n. & v. See Glint.
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Gleucometer
Gleu*com"e*ter (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; must + -meter: cf. F. gleucomètre.] An instrument for measuring the specific gravity and ascertaining the quantity of sugar contained in must.
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Glew
Glew (?), n. See Glue. [Obs.]
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Gley
Gley (?), v. i. [OE. gli&yogh_;en, glien, gleien, to shine, to squint; cf. Icel. gljā to glitter.] To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things. [Scot.] Jamieson.
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Gley
Gley (?), adv. Asquint; askance; obliquely.
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Gliadin
Gli"a*din (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; glue: cf. F. gliadine.] (Chem.) Vegetable glue or gelatin; glutin. It is one of the constituents of wheat gluten, and is a tough, amorphous substance, which resembles animal glue or gelatin.
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Glib
Glib (gl&ibreve_;b), a. [Compar. Glibber (gl&ibreve_;b"b&etilde_;r); superl. Glibbest (gl&ibreve_;b"b&ebreve_;st).] [Prob. fr. D. glibberen, glippen, to slide, glibberig, glipperig, glib, slippery.]
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1. Smooth; slippery; as, ice is glib. [Obs.]
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2. Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib tongue; a glib speech.
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I want that glib and oily art,
To speak and purpose not.
Shak.

Syn. -- Slippery; smooth; fluent; voluble; flippant.
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Glib
Glib, v. t. To make glib. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
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Glib
Glib, n. [Ir. & Gael. glib a lock of hair.] A thick lock of hair, hanging over the eyes. [Obs.]
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The Irish have, from the Scythians, mantles and long glibs, which is a thick curied bush of hair hanging down over their eyes, and monstrously disguising them. Spenser.
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Their wild costume of the glib and mantle. Southey.
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Glib
Glib, v. t. [Cf. O. & Prov. E. lib to castrate, geld, Prov. Dan. live, LG. & OD. lubben.] To castrate; to geld; to emasculate. [Obs.] Shak.
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Glibbery
Glib"ber*y (?), a. 1. Slippery; changeable. [Obs.]
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My love is glibbery; there is no hold on't. Marston.
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2. Moving easily; nimble; voluble. [Obs.]
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Thy lubrical and glibbery muse. B. Jonson.
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Glibly
Glib"ly, adv. In a glib manner; as, to speak glibly.
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Glibness
Glib"ness, n. The quality of being glib.
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Glicke
Glicke (?), n. [Cf. Gleek, n., 2, and Ir. & Gael. glic wise, cunning, crafty.] An ogling look. [Obs.]
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Glidden
Glid"den (?), obs. p. p. of Glide. Chaucer.

Gliddery
Glidder
{ Glid"der (?), Glid"der*y (?), } a. [Cf. Glide.] Giving no sure footing; smooth; slippery. [Prov. Eng.]
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Shingle, slates, and gliddery stones. R. D. Blackmore.
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Glide
Glide (?), n. (Zool.) The glede or kite.
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Glide
Glide, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glided; p. pr. & vb. n. Gliding.] [AS. glīdan; akin to D. glijden, OHG. glītan, G. gleiten, Sw. glida, Dan. glide, and prob. to E. glad.]
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1. To move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise, violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily, or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice.
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The river glideth at his own sweet will. Wordsworth.
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2. (Phon.) To pass with a glide, as the voice.
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3. (Aëronautics) To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane.
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Glide
Glide, n. 1. The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction.
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They prey at last ensnared, he dreadful darts,
With rapid glide, along the leaning line.
Thomson.
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Seeing Orlando, it unlink'd itself,
And with indented glides did slip away.
Shak.
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2. (Phon.) A transitional sound in speech which is produced by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite position to another, and with gradual change in the most frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (see Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 19, 161, 162). Also (by Bell and others), the vanish (or brief final element) or the brief initial element, in a class of diphthongal vowels, or the brief final or initial part of some consonants (see Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 18, 97, 191).
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&hand_; The on-glide of a vowel or consonant is the glidemade in passing to it, the off-glide, one made in passing from it. Glides of the other sort are distinguished as initial or final, or fore-glides and after-glides. For voice-glide, see Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 17, 95.
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3. (Aëronautics) Movement of a glider, aëroplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement.
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Gliden
Glid"en (?), obs. p. p. of Glide. Chaucer.
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Glide path
Glide path (?), n. (Aeronautics) the proper path for an airplane approaching a landing strip; also called glide slope.
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Glider
Glid"er (?), n. 1. One who, or that which, glides.
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2. a heavier-than-air flying machine similar to an airplane, but without an engine. It is typically towed to a high altitide by a powered aircraft and then glides to earth with no other source of power.
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3. a type of seat used on porches or in gardens, which is mounted on a frame so that it may glide forward and backward.
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Glide slope
Glide slope (?), n. (Aeronautics) 1. the proper path for an airplane approaching a landing strip; also called glide path.
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2. The path indicated by a radio beacon as the proper path for an airplane to use in approaching a landing strip.
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Gliding angle
Gliding angle. (Aëronautics) The angle, esp. the least angle, at which a gliding machine or aëroplane will glide to earth by virtue of gravity without applied power.
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Glidingly
Glid"ing*ly, adv. In a gliding manner.
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Gliding machine
Gliding machine. (Aëronautics) A construction consisting essentially of one or more aëroplanes for gliding in an inclined path from a height to the ground.
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Gliff
Gliff (?), n. [Cf. OE. gliffen, gliften, to look with fear at.] 1. A transient glance; an unexpected view of something that startles one; a sudden fear. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell.
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2. A moment: as, for a gliff. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
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Glike
Glike (?), n. [See Gleek a jest.] A sneer; a flout. [Obs.]
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Glim
Glim (?), n. 1. Brightness; splendor. [Obs.]
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2. A light or candle. [Slang] Dickens.
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Douse the glim, put out the light. [Slang]
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Glimmer
Glim"mer (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glimmered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glimmering.] [Akin to G. glimmer a faint, trembling light, mica, glimmern to glimmer, glimmen to shine faintly, glow, Sw. glimma, Dan. glimre, D. glimmen, glimpen. See Gleam a ray, and cf. Glimpse.] To give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp.
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The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day. Shak.

Syn. -- To gleam; to glitter. See Gleam, Flash.
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Glimmer
Glim"mer, n. 1. A faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam.
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Gloss of satin and glimmer of pearls. Tennyson.
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2. Mica. See Mica. Woodsward.
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Glimmer gowk, an owl. [Prov. Eng.] Tennyson.
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Glimmering
Glim"mer*ing, n. 1. Faint, unsteady light; a glimmer. South.
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2. A faint view or idea; a glimpse; an inkling.
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glimmery
glimmery adj. shining softly and intermittently.
Syn. -- glimmering.
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Glimpse
Glimpse (?), n. [For glimse, from the root of glimmer.]
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1. A sudden flash; transient luster.
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LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran. Milton.
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2. A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary perception; a quick sight.
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Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen. S. Rogers.
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3. A faint idea; an inkling.
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Glimpse
Glimpse (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glimpsed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glimpsing.] to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses. Drayton.
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Glimpse
Glimpse, v. t. To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of.
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Some glimpsing and no perfect sight. Chaucer.
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Glint
Glint (gl&ibreve_;nt), n. [OE. glent.] A glimpse, glance, or gleam. [Scot.] “He saw a glint of light.” Ramsay.
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Glint
Glint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Glinting.] [OE. glenten. Cf. Glance, v. i., Glitter, v. i.] To glance; to peep forth, as a flower from the bud; to glitter. Burns.
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Glint
Glint, v. t. To glance; to turn; as, to glint the eye.
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glinting
glinting adj. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; as, glinting eyes; glinting water.
Syn. -- aglitter(predicate), fulgid, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, scintillescent, sparkling(prenominal), sparkly.
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Glioma
Gli*o"ma (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; glue + -oma.] (Med.) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system.
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Glires
Gli"res (?), n. pl. [L., dormice.] (Zool.) An order of mammals; the Rodentia. -- Gli"rine (#), a.
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Gliridae
Gliridae n. A natural family of rodents including the dormice and other Old World forms.
Syn. -- family Gliridae.
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Glis
Glis n. The type genus of the Gliridae.
Syn. -- genus Glis.
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Glissade
Glis`sade" (?), n. [F., fr. glisser to slip.] 1. A sliding, as down a snow slope. Tyndall.
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2. A dance step consisting of a glide or slide to one side.
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Glissando
Glis*san"do (?), n. & a. [As if It. = Fr. glissant sliding.] (Mus.) A gliding effect; gliding.
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Glissette
Glis*sette" (?), n. [F., fr. glisser to slip.] (Math.) The locus described by any point attached to a curve that slips continuously on another fixed curve, the movable curve having no rotation at any instant.
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Glist
Glist (gl&ibreve_;st), n. [From Glisten.] Glimmer; mica.
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Glisten
Glis"ten (gl&ibreve_;s"'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glistened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glistening (?).] [OE. glistnian, akin to glisnen, glisien, AS. glisian, glisnian, akin to E. glitter. See Glitter, v. i., and cf. Glister, v. i.] To sparkle or shine; especially, to shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; to emit a soft, scintillating light; to gleam; as, the glistening stars.

Syn. -- See Flash.
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glistening
glistening adj. Reflecting light readily or in large amounts; having a surface luster; reflecting light directly rather than scattering it.
Syn. -- glossy, nitid, sheeny, shiny.
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Glister
Glis"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glistered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glistering.] [OE. glistren; akin to G. glistern,glinstern, D. glinsteren, and E. glisten. See Glisten.] To be bright; to sparkle; to be brilliant; to shine; to glisten; to glitter.
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All that glisters is not gold. Shak.
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Glister
Glis"ter, n. Glitter; luster.
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Glister
Glis"ter, n. [Cf. OF. glistere.] Same as Clyster.
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Glisteringly
Glis"ter*ing*ly, adv. In a glistering manner.
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glitch
glitch n. 1. A fault or defect in a system, plan, or machine.
Syn. -- bug.
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2. (Elect.) A brief surge or interruption in the voltage in an electrical circuit or device.
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Glitter
Glit"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glittered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glittering.] [OE. gliteren; akin to Sw. glittra, Icel. glitra, glita, AS. glitenian, OS. glītan, OHG. glīzzan, G. gleissen, Goth. glitmunjan, and also to E. glint, glisten, and prob. glance, gleam.]
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1. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam; as, a glittering sword.
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The field yet glitters with the pomp of war. Dryden.
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2. To be showy, specious, or striking, and hence attractive; as, the glittering scenes of a court.

Syn. -- To gleam; to glisten; to shine; to sparkle; to glare. See Gleam, Flash.
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Glitter
Glit"ter, n. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage. Milton.
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Glitterand
Glit"ter*and (?), a. Glittering. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Glitteringly
Glit"ter*ing*ly, adv. In a glittering manner.
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Gloam
Gloam (?), v. i. [See Gloom, Glum.]
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1. To begin to grow dark; to grow dusky.
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2. To be sullen or morose. [Obs.]
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Gloam
Gloam, n. The twilight; gloaming. [R.] Keats.
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Gloaming
Gloam"ing, n. [See Gloom.] 1. Twilight; dusk; the fall of the evening. [Scot. & North of Eng., and in poetry.] Hogg.
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2. Sullenness; melancholy. [Obs.] J. Still.
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Gloar
Gloar (?), v. i. [OD. gloeren, glueren, gluyeren. Cf. Glower.] To squint; to stare. [Obs.]
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Gloat
Gloat (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloated; p. pr. & vb. n. Gloating.] [Akin to Icel. glotta to smile scornfully, G. glotzen to gloat.] To look steadfastly; to gaze earnestly; to gaze with passionate desire, lust, or avarice.
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2. To gaze with malignant satisfaction; to exult maliciously, sometimes also triumphantly, in another's loss or discomfort; -- usually in a bad sense.
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In vengeance gloating on another's pain. Byron.
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glob
glob n. 1. a compact mass, especially of a semiliquid or viscous substance; as, a glob of glue fell on my shoe.
Syn. -- ball, clod, lump, clump, chunk.
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global
glob"al adj. 1. involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; as, global war; global monetary policy.
Syn. -- planetary, worldwide.
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2. shaped like a globe; spherical.
Syn. -- ball-shaped, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric, spherical.
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3. broad in scope or content; comprehensive. Opposite of noncomprehensive.
Syn. -- all-embracing, all-inclusive, across-the-board, blanket(prenominal), broad, complete, panoptic, wide.
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4. (Computers) Accessible and effective throughout an entire computer program, rather than in only one subroutine; -- used of variables; as, global variable. Opposite of local.
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Global Positioning System
Glob"al Po*si"tion*ing Sys"tem n. (glō"b'l p&ouptack_;*z&ibreve_;sh"ŭn*&ibreve_;ng s&ibreve_;s"t&ebreve_;m) A worldwide system of electronic navigation in which a vessel, aircraft or missile determines its latitude and longitude by measuring the transmission time from several orbiting satellites. GPS is more precise than any other navigation system available, yielding position accurate within 10 meters 95% of the time.
Syn. -- GPS.

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The precision of the GPS is dependent upon the very high timing accuracy of atomic clocks. Although the military originally intentionally degraded the signal and thus the accuracy for civilian users, GPS was nevertheless more precise than any other navigation system available. In 2000, President Clinton issued an executive order discontinuing the degrading of the signal for civilians.
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On June 26, 1993 . . . the U.S. Air Force launched the 24th Navstar satellite into orbit, completing a network of 24 satellites known as the Global Positioning System, or GPS. With a GPS receiver that costs less than a few hundred dollars you can instantly learn your location on the planet -- your latitude, longitude, and even altitude -- to within a few hundred feet.
This incredible new technology was made possible by a combination of scientific and engineering advances, particularly development of the world's most accurate timepieces: atomic clocks that are precise to within a billionth of a second.
http://www4.nationalacademies.org/beyond/beyonddiscovery.nsf/web/gps?OpenDocument
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Globard
Glo"bard (?), n. [OE. globerde, from glow.] A glowworm. [Obs.] Holland.

Globated
Globate
{ Glo"bate (?), Glo"ba*ted (?), } a. [L. globatus, p. p. of globare to make into a ball, fr. globus ball.] Having the form of a globe; spherical.
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Globe
Globe (glōb), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.
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2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
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3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article. Locke.
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4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also artificial globe.
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5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square.
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Him round
A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed.
Milton.
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Globe amaranth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gomphrena (G. globosa), bearing round heads of variously colored flowers, which long retain color when gathered. -- Globe animalcule, a small, globular, locomotive organism (Volvox globator), once throught to be an animal, afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic algæ. -- Globe of compression (Mil.), a kind of mine producing a wide crater; -- called also overcharged mine. -- Globe daisy (Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus Globularing, common in Europe. The flowers are minute and form globular heads. -- Globe sight, a form of front sight placed on target rifles. -- Globe slater (Zool.), an isopod crustacean of the genus Spheroma. -- Globe thistle (Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads (Cynara Scolymus); also, certain species of the related genus Echinops. -- Globe valve. (a) A ball valve. (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. Knight.
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Syn. -- Globe, Sphere, Orb, Ball. -- Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body; sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies concieved of as impelled through space.
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Globe
Globe (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Globed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Globing.] To gather or form into a globe.
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Globefish
Globe"fish` (?), n. (Zool.) A plectognath fish of the genera Diodon, Tetrodon, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also porcupine fish, and sea hedgehog. See Diodon.
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Globeflower
Globe"flow`er (?), n. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Trollius (T. Europæus), found in the mountainous parts of Europe, and producing handsome globe-shaped flowers. (b) The American plant Trollius laxus.
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Japan globeflower. See Corchorus.
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Globe-shaped
Globe"-shaped` (?), a. Shaped like a globe.
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globetrot
globe-trot
globe"-trot`, globe"trot` v. i. to travel all over the world for pleasure and sightseeing. -- globe"-trot`ter, n. -- globe"-trot`ting, a.
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Globicephala
Globicephala n. (Zool.) A genus comprising the pilot whales.
Syn. -- genus Globicephala.
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Globiferous
Glo*bif"er*ous (?), a. [Globe + -ferous.] (Zool.) Having a round or globular tip.
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Globigerina
Glo*big`e*ri"na (?), n.; pl. Globigerinæ (#). [NL., fr. L. globus a round body + gerere to bear.] (Zool.) A genus of small Foraminifera, which live abundantly at or near the surface of the sea. Their dead shells, falling to the bottom, make up a large part of the soft mud, generally found in depths below 3,000 feet, and called globigerina ooze. See Illust. of Foraminifera.
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globin
globin n. (Biochem.) a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the protein part of hemoglobin.
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Globose
Glo*bose" (?), a. [L. globosus.] Having a rounded form resembling that of a globe; globular, or nearly so; spherical. Milton.
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Globosely
Glo*bose"ly, adv. In a globular manner; globularly.
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Globosity
Glo*bos"i*ty (?), n. [L. globositas: cf. F. globosité.] Sphericity. Ray.
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Globous
Glo"bous (?), a. [See Globose.] Spherical. Milton.
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Globular
Glob"u*lar (?), a. [Cf. F. globulaire.] Globe-shaped; having the form of a ball or sphere; spherical, or nearly so; as, globular atoms. Milton.
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Globular chart, a chart of the earth's surface constructed on the principles of the globular projection. -- Globular projection (Map Projection), a perspective projection of the surface of a hemisphere upon a plane parallel to the base of the hemisphere, the point of sight being taken in the axis produced beyond the surface of the opposite hemisphere a distance equal to the radius of the sphere into the sine of 45°. -- Globular sailing, sailing on the arc of a great circle, or so as to make the shortest distance between two places; circular sailing.
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Globularity
Glob`u*lar"i*ty (?), n. The state of being globular; globosity; sphericity.
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Globularly
Glob"u*lar*ly (?), adv. Spherically.
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Globularness
Glob"u*lar*ness, n. Sphericity; globosity.
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Globule
Glob"ule (?), n. [L. globulus, dim. of globus globe: cf. F. globule.] 1. A little globe; a small particle of matter, of a spherical form.
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Globules of snow. Sir I. Newton.
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These minute globules [a mole's eyes] are sunk . . . deeply in the skull. Paley.
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2. (Biol.) A minute spherical or rounded structure; as blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles, minute fungi, spores, etc.
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3. A little pill or pellet used by homeopathists.
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Globulet
Glob"u*let (?), n. A little globule. Crabb.
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Globuliferous
Glob`u*lif"er*ous (?), a. [Globule + -ferous.] Bearing globules; in geology, used of rocks, and denoting a variety of concretionary structure, where the concretions are isolated globules and evenly distributed through the texture of the rock.
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Globulimeter
Glob`u*lim"e*ter (?), n. [Globule + -meter.] (Physiol.) An instrument for measuring the number of red blood corpuscles in the blood.
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&hand_; The method depends on the differences of tint obtained by mixing a sample of the blood with sodium carbonate solution.
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Globulin
Glob"u*lin (?), n. [From Globule: cf. F. globuline.] (Phisiol. Chem.) An albuminous body, insoluble in water, but soluble in dilute solutions of salt. It is present in the red blood corpuscles united with hæmatin to form hæmoglobin. It is also found in the crystalline lens of the eye, and in blood serum, and is sometimes called crystallin. In the plural the word is applied to a group of proteid substances such as vitellin, myosin, fibrinogen, etc., all insoluble in water, but soluble in dilute salt solutions.
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Globulite
Glob"u*lite (?), n. [See Globule.] (Min.) A rudimentary form of crystallite, spherical in shape.
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Globulous
Glob"u*lous (?), a. [Cf. F. globuleux.] Globular; spherical; orbicular. -- Glob"u*lous*ness, n.
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Globy
Glob"y (?), a. Resembling, or pertaining to, a globe; round; orbicular. “The globy sea.” Milton.
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Glochidiate
Glo*chid"i*ate (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; point of an arrow.] (Bot.) Having barbs; as, glochidiate bristles. Gray.
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Glochidium
Glo*chid"i*um (?), n.; pl. Glochidia (#). [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; the point of an arrow.] (Zool.) The larva or young of the mussel, formerly thought to be a parasite upon the parent's gills.
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Glockenspiel
Glock"en*spiel` (?), n. [G.; glocke bell + spiel play.] (Music) An instrument, originally a series of bells on an iron rod, now a set of flat metal bars, diatonically tuned, giving a bell-like tone when played with a mallet; a carillon.
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Glode
Glode (?), obs. imp. of Glide. Chaucer.

Glome
Glombe
{ Glombe (?), Glome (?), } v. i. To gloom; to look gloomy, morose, or sullen. [Obs.] Surrey.
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Glome
Glome (?), n. Gloom. [Obs.]
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Glome
Glome (?), n. [L. glomus a ball. Cf. Globe.] (Anat.) One of the two prominences at the posterior extremity of the frog of the horse's foot.
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Glomerate
Glom"er*ate (?), a. [L. glomeratus, p. p. of glomerare to glomerate, from glomus. See 3d Glome.] Gathered together in a roundish mass or dense cluster; conglomerate.
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Glomerate
Glom"er*ate (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Glomerated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glomerating (?).] To gather or wind into a ball; to collect into a spherical form or mass, as threads.
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Glomeration
Glom`er*a"tion (?), n. [L. glomeratio.]
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1. The act of forming or gathering into a ball or round mass; the state of being gathered into a ball; conglomeration.
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2. That which is formed into a ball; a ball. Bacon.
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Glomerous
Glom"er*ous (?), a. [L. glomerosus, fr. glomus. See 3d Glome.] Gathered or formed into a ball or round mass. [Obs.] Blount.
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Glomerule
Glom"er*ule (?), n. [Dim. fr. L. glomus ball.]
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1. (Bot.) A head or dense cluster of flowers, formed by condensation of a cyme, as in the flowering dogwood.
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2. (Anat.) A glomerulus.
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Glomerulus
Glo*mer"u*lus (?), n.; pl. Glomeruli (#). [NL., dim. of L. glomus. See 3d Glome.] (Anat.) The bunch of looped capillary blood vessels in a Malpighian capsule of the kidney.
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Glomuliferous
Glom`u*lif"er*ous (?), a. [L. glomus a ball + -ferous.] (Biol.) Having small clusters of minutely branched coral-like excrescences. M. C. Cooke.

Glonoine
Glonoin
{ Glon"o*in Glon"o*ine } (?), n. [Glycerin + oxygen + nitrogen + -in, -ine.]
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1. Same as Nitroglycerin; -- called also oil of glonoin. [Obs.]
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2. (Med.) A dilute solution of nitroglycerin used as a neurotic.
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Gloom
Gloom (gl&oomacr_;m), n. [AS. glōm twilight, from the root of E. glow. See Glow, and cf. Glum, Gloam.]
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1. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the gloom of a forest, or of midnight.
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2. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
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Before a gloom of stubborn-shafted oaks. Tennyson .
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3. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
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A sullen gloom and furious disorder prevailed by fits. Burke.
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4. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
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Syn. -- Darkness; dimness; obscurity; heaviness; dullness; depression; melancholy; dejection; sadness. See Darkness.
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Gloom
Gloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloomed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glooming.] 1. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
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2. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight.
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The black gibbet glooms beside the way. Goldsmith.
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[This weary day] . . . at last I see it gloom. Spenser.
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Gloom
Gloom, v. t. 1. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
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A bow window . . . gloomed with limes. Walpole.
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A black yew gloomed the stagnant air. Tennyson.
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2. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
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Such a mood as that which lately gloomed
Your fancy.
Tennison.
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What sorrows gloomed that parting day. Goldsmith.
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gloomful
gloom"ful adj. partially or totally dark. [archaic]
Syn. -- glooming, gloomy.
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Gloomily
Gloom"i*ly (?), adv. In a gloomy manner.
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Gloominess
Gloom"i*ness, n. State of being gloomy. Addison.
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Glooming
Gloom"ing, n. [Cf. Gloaming.] Twilight (of morning or evening); the gloaming.
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When the faint glooming in the sky
First lightened into day.
Trench.
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The balmy glooming, crescent-lit. Tennyson.
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Gloomth
Gloomth (?), n. Gloom. [R.] Walpole.
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Gloomy
Gloom"y (?), a. [Compar. Gloomier (?); superl. Gloomiest.] 1. Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy. “Though hid in gloomiest shade.” Milton.
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2. Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.

Syn. -- Dark; dim; dusky; dismal; cloudy; moody; sullen; morose; melancholy; sad; downcast; depressed; dejected; disheartened.
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Gloppen
Glop"pen (gl&obreve_;p"p&eitalic_;n), v. t. & i. [OE. glopnen to be frightened, frighten: cf. Icel. glūpna to look downcast.] To surprise or astonish; to be startled or astonished. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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Glore
Glore (?), v. i. [See Gloar.] To glare; to glower. [Obs.] Halliwell.
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Gloria
Glo"ri*a (?), n. [L., glory.] (Eccl.) (a) A doxology (beginning Gloria Patri, Glory be to the Father), sung or said at the end of the Psalms in the service of the Roman Catholic and other churches. (b) A portion of the Mass (Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Glory be to God on high), and also of the communion service in some churches. In the Episcopal Church the version in English is used. (c) The musical setting of a gloria.
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Gloriation
Glo`ri*a"tion (?), n. [L. gloriatio, from gloriari to glory, boast, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.] Boast; a triumphing. [Obs.] Bp. Richardson.
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Internal gloriation or triumph of the mind. Hobbes.
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Gloried
Glo"ried (?), a. [See Glory.] Illustrious; honorable; noble. [Obs.] Milton.
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Glorification
Glo`ri*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [L. glorificatio: cf. F. glorification. See Glorify.] 1. The act of glorifying or of giving glory to. Jer. Taylor.
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2. The state of being glorifed; as, the glorification of Christ after his resurrection.
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glorified
glorified adj. 1. accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing.
Syn. -- canonized.
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2. Made to appear more important or better than it actually is; as, The Chief Financial Officer was little more than a glorified accountant.
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Glorify
Glo"ri*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glorified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glorifying.] [F. glorifier, L. glorificare; gloria glory + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]
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1. To make glorious by bestowing glory upon; to confer honor and distinction upon; to elevate to power or happiness, or to celestial glory.
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Jesus was not yet glorified. John vii. 39.
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2. To make glorious in thought or with the heart, by ascribing glory to; to acknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore.
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That we for thee may glorify the Lord. Shak.
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3. To make (something or someone) appear to be more important, splendid, or valuable than would normally be thought; as, to glorify every routine job by giving its performer the title “engineer”..
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Gloriole
Glo"ri*ole (?), n. [L. gloriola a small glory, dim. of gloria glory.] An aureole. [R.] Msr. Browning.
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Gloriosa
Glo`ri*o"sa (?), n. [Nl., fr. L. gloriosus. See Glorious.] (Bot.) A genus of climbing plants with very showy lilylike blossoms, natives of India.
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Glorioser
Glo`ri*o"ser (?), n. [From L. gloriosus boastful.] A boaster. [Obs.] Greene.
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Glorioso
Glo`ri*o"so (?), n. [It.] A boaster. [Obs.] Fuller.
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Glorious
Glo"ri*ous (?), a. [OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux, fr. L. gloriosus. See Glory, n.]
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1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.
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These are thy glorious works, Parent of good ! Milton.
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2. Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious. [Obs.]
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Most miserable
Is the desire that's glorious.
Shak.
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3. Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. [Colloq.]
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kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious,
O'er all the ills of life victorious.
Burns.
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During his office treason was no crime,
The sons of Belial had a glorious time.
Dryden.

Syn. -- Eniment; noble; excellent; renowned; illustrious; celebrated; magnificent; grand; splendid.

-- Glo"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Glo"ri*ous*ness, n. Udall.
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Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously. Ex. xv. 21.
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I speak it not gloriously, nor out of affectation. B. Jonson.
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Glory
Glo"ry (glō"r&ybreve_;; 111), n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. kle`os, Skr. çravas glory, praise, çru to hear. See Loud.] 1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown.
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Glory to God in the highest. Luke ii. 14.
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Spread his glory through all countries wide. Spenser.
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2. That quality in a person or thing which secures general praise or honor; that which brings or gives renown; an object of pride or boast; the occasion of praise; excellency; brilliancy; splendor.
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Think it no glory to swell in tyranny. Sir P. Sidney.
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Jewels lose their glory if neglected. Shak.
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Your sex's glory 't is to shine unknown. Young.
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3. Pride; boastfulness; arrogance.
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In glory of thy fortunes. Chapman.
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4. The presence of the Divine Being; the manifestations of the divine nature and favor to the blessed in heaven; celestial honor; heaven.
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Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Ps. lxxiii. 24.
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5. An emanation of light supposed to proceed from beings of peculiar sanctity. It is represented in art by rays of gold, or the like, proceeding from the head or body, or by a disk, or a mere line.
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&hand_; This is the general term; when confined to the head it is properly called nimbus; when encircling the whole body, aureola or aureole.
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Glory hole, an opening in the wall of a glass furnace, exposing the brilliant white light of the interior. Knight. -- Glory pea (Bot.), the name of two leguminous plants (Clianthus Dampieri and C. puniceus) of Australia and New Zeland. They have showy scarlet or crimson flowers. -- Glory tree (Bot.), a name given to several species of the verbenaceous genus Clerodendron, showy flowering shrubs of tropical regions.
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Glory
Glo"ry, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloried (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glorying.] [OE. glorien, OF. glorier, fr. L. gloriari, fr. gloria glory. See Glory, n.]
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1. To exult with joy; to rejoice.
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Glory ye in his holy name. Ps. cv.&unr_;
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2. To boast; to be proud.
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God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Gal. vi. 14
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No one . . . should glory in his prosperity. Richardson.
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Glose
Glose (?), n. & v. See Gloze. Chaucer.
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Gloser
Glos"er (?), n. See Glosser.
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Gloss
Gloss (gl&obreve_;s), n. [Cf. Icel. glossi a blaze, glys finery, MHG. glosen to glow, G. glosten to glimmer; perh. akin to E. glass.] 1. Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to give it a gloss.
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It is no part . . . to set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford. Hooker.
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2. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show.
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To me more dear, congenial to my heart,
One native charm than all the gloss of art.
Goldsmith.
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Gloss
Gloss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glossed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glossing.] To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth.
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The glossed and gleamy wave. J. R. Drake.
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Gloss
Gloss, n. [OE. glose, F. glose, L. glossa a difficult word needing explanation, fr. Gr. &unr_; tongue, language, word needing explanation. Cf. Gloze, Glossary, Glottis.]
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1. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon word requiring explanation. [Obs.]
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2. An interpretation, consisting of one or more words, interlinear or marginal; an explanatory note or comment; a running commentary.
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All this, without a gloss or comment,
He would unriddle in a moment.
Hudibras.
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Explaining the text in short glosses. T. Baker.
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3. A false or specious explanation. Dryden.
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Gloss
Gloss (gl&obreve_;s), v. t. 1. To render clear and evident by comments; to illustrate; to explain; to annotate.
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2. To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation.
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You have the art to gloss the foulest cause. Philips.
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Gloss
Gloss (?), v. i. 1. To make comments; to comment; to explain. Dryden.
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2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. Prior.
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Glossa
Glos"sa (?), n.; pl. Glossæ (#). [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; the tongue.] (Zool.) The tongue, or lingua, of an insect. See Hymenoptera.
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Glossal
Glos"sal (?), a. Of or pertaining to the tongue; lingual.
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Glossanthrax
Glos*san"thrax (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; tongue + E. anthrax: cf. F. glossanthrax.] A disease of horses and cattle accompanied by carbuncles in the mouth and on the tongue.
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Glossarial
Glos*sa"ri*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to glosses or to a glossary; containing a glossary.
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Glossarially
Glos*sa"ri*al*ly, adv. In the manner of a glossary.
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Glossarist
Glos"sa*rist (?), n. A writer of glosses or of a glossary; a commentator; a scholiast. Tyrwhitt.
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Glossary
Glos"sa*ry (?), n.; pl. Gossaries (#). [L. glossarium, fr. glossa: cf. F. glossaire. See 3d Gloss.] A collection of glosses or explanations of words and passages of a work or author; a partial dictionary of a work, an author, a dialect, art, or science, explaining archaic, technical, or other uncommon words.
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Glossata
Glos*sa"ta (?), n. pl. [NL. See Glossa.] (Zool.) The Lepidoptera.
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Glossator
Glos*sa"tor (?), n. [LL. See 3d Gloss.] A writer of glosses or comments; a commentator. [R.] “The . . . glossators of Aristotle.” Milman.
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Glosser
Gloss"er (?), n. [See 1st Gloss.] A polisher; one who gives a luster.
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Glosser
Gloss"er, n. [See 3d Gloss.] A writer of glosses; a scholiast; a commentator. L. Addison.
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Glossic
Glos"sic (gl&obreve_;s"s&ibreve_;k), n. [L. glossa a word requiring a gloss. See 3d Gloss.] A system of phonetic spelling based upon the present values of English letters, but invariably using one symbol to represent one sound only.
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Ingglish Glosik konvai·z hwotev·er proanusiai·shon iz inten·ded bei dhi reiter. A. J. Ellis.
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Glossily
Gloss"i*ly (?), adv. In a glossy manner.
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glossina
glossina n. A blood-sucking African fly that transmits sleeping sickness etc.; the tsetse fly.
Syn. -- tsetse fly, tsetse, tzetze fly, tzetze.
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Glossiness
Gloss"i*ness, n. [From Glossy.] The condition or quality of being glossy; the luster or brightness of a smooth surface. Boyle.
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Glossist
Gloss"ist, n. A writer of comments. [Obs.] Milton.
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Glossitis
Glos*si"tis (?), n. [NL., from Gr. &unr_; tongue + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the tongue.
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Glossly
Gloss"ly (?), adv. Like gloss; specious. Cowley.
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Glossocomon
Glos*soc"o*mon (?), n.[NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; a kind of case.] A kind of hoisting winch.
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Glossoepiglottic
Glos`so*ep`i*glot"tic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; tongue + E. epiglottic.] (Anat.) Pertaining to both tongue and epiglottis; as, glossoepiglottic folds.
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Glossographer
Glos"sog"ra*pher (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; tongue + &unr_; to write. See 3d Gloss.] A writer of a glossary; a commentator; a scholiast. Hayward.
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Glossographical
Glos`so*graph"ic*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to glossography.
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Glossography
Glos"sog"ra*phy (?), n. [See Glossographer.] The writing of glossaries, glosses, or comments for illustrating an author.
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Glossohyal
Glos`so*hy"al (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; the tongue + the letter &unr_;.] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the hyoidean arch and the tongue; -- applied to the anterior segment of the hyoidean arch in many fishes. -- n. The glossohyal bone or cartilage; lingual bone; entoglossal bone.

Glossolaly
Glossolalia
{ ‖Glos`so*la"li*a (?), Glos*sol"a*ly (?), } n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; tongue + &unr_; talk: cf. F. glossolalie.] The gift of tongues. Farrar.
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Glossological
Glos`so*log"ic*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to glossology.
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Glossologist
Glos*sol"o*gist (?), n. One who defines and explains terms; one who is versed in glossology.
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Glossology
Glos*sol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; tongue + -logy: cf. F. glossologie. See 3d Gloss.] 1. The definition and explanation of terms; a glossary.
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2. The science of language; comparative philology; linguistics; glottology.
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Glossopharyngeal
Glos`so*phar`yn*ge"al (gl&obreve_;s"d&ouptack_;*făr`&ibreve_;n*jē"&aitalic_;l or gl&obreve_;s"d&ouptack_;*f&adot_;*r&ibreve_;n"j&euptack_;*&aitalic_;l), a. [Gr. glw^ssa the tongue + E. pharyngeal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; -- applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. -- n. One of the glossopharyngeal nerves.
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Glossy
Gloss"y (gl&obreve_;s"&ybreve_;), a. [Compar. Glossier (gl&obreve_;s"&ibreve_;*&etilde_;r); superl. Glossiest.] [See Gloss luster.] 1. Smooth and shining; reflecting luster from a smooth surface; highly polished; lustrous; as, glossy silk; a glossy surface.
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2. Smooth; specious; plausible; as, glossy deceit.
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Glost
Glost (?), n. [See 1st Gloss.] (Ceramics) The lead glaze used for pottery.
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Glost oven
Glost" ov`en (?). An oven in which glazed pottery is fired; -- also called glaze kiln, or glaze.
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Glottal
Glot"tal (?), a. Of or pertaining to, or produced by, the glottis; glottic.
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Glottal catch, an effect produced upon the breath or voice by a sudden opening or closing of the glotts. Sweet.

Glottidean
Glottic
{ Glot"tic (?), Glot*tid"e*an (?), } a. Of or pertaining to the glottis; glottal.
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Glottis
Glot"tis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, from &unr_;, &unr_;, the tongue. See Gloss an explanatory remark.] (Anat.) The opening from the pharynx into the larynx or into the trachea. See Larynx.
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Glottological
Glot`to*log"ic*al (?), a. Of or pertaining to glottology.
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Glottologist
Glot*tol"o*gist (?), n. A linguist; a philologist.
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Glottology
Glot*tol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;, &unr_;, the tongue + -logy.] The science of tongues or languages; comparative philology; glossology.
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Glout
Glout (?), v. i. [Scot. Cf. Gloat.] To pout; to look sullen. [Obs.] Garth.
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Glout
Glout (?), v. t. To view attentively; to gloat on; to stare at. [Obs.] Wright.
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Glove
Glove (glŭv), n. [OE. glove, glofe, AS. glōf; akin to Icel. glōfi, cf. Goth. lōfa palm of the hand, Icel. lōfi.]
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1. A cover for the hand, or for the hand and wrist, with a separate sheath for each finger. The latter characteristic distinguishes the glove from the mitten.
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2. A boxing glove.
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Boxing glove. See under Boxing. -- Glove fight, a pugilistic contest in which the fighters wear boxing gloves. -- Glove money or Glove silver. (a) A tip or gratuity to servants, professedly to buy gloves with. (b) (Eng. Law.) A reward given to officers of courts; also, a fee given by the sheriff of a county to the clerk of assize and judge's officers, when there are no offenders to be executed. -- Glove sponge (Zool.), a fine and soft variety of commercial sponges (Spongia officinalis). -- To be hand and glove with, to be intimately associated or on good terms with.Hand and glove with traitors.” J. H. Newman. -- To handle without gloves, to treat without reserve or tenderness; to deal roughly with. [Colloq.] -- To take up the glove, to accept a challenge or adopt a quarrel. -- To throw down the glove, to challenge to combat.
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Glove
Glove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gloved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gloving.] To cover with, or as with, a glove.
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gloved
gloved adj. having the hands covered with gloves. Opposite of gloveless.
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gloveless
gloveless adj. devoid of gloves. Oposite of gloved.
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Glover
Glov"er (?), n. One whose trade it is to make or sell gloves.
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Glover's suture or Glover's stitch, a kind of stitch used in sewing up wounds, in which the thread is drawn alternately through each side from within outward.
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Glow
Glow (glō), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glowed (glōd); p. pr. & vb. n. Glowing.] [AS. glōwan; akin to D. gloeijen, OHG. gluoen, G. glühen, Icel. glōa, Dan. gloende glowing. √94. Cf. Gloom.]
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1. To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent.
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Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees. Pope.
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2. To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc.
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Clad in a gown that glows with Tyrian rays. Dryden.
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And glow with shame of your proceedings. Shak.
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3. To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn.
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Did not his temples glow
In the same sultry winds and acrching heats?
Addison.
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The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands. Gay.
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4. To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism.
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With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows. Dryden.
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Burns with one love, with one resentment glows. Pope.
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Glow
Glow, v. t. To make hot; to flush. [Poetic]
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Fans, whose wind did seem
To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool.
Shak.
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Glow
Glow, n. 1. White or red heat; incandscence.
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2. Brightness or warmth of color; redness; a rosy flush; as, the glow of health in the cheeks.
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3. Intense excitement or earnestness; vehemence or heat of passion; ardor.
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The red glow of scorn. Shak.
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4. Heat of body; a sensation of warmth, as that produced by exercise, etc.
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Glowbard
Glow"bard (?), n. [See Globard.] The glowworm. [Obs.]
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Glower
Glow"er (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glowered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glowering.] [Cf. Gloar.] to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl. Thackeray.
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glowering
glowering adj. having a cheerless aspect or disposition.
Syn. -- dour, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen.
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glowing
glowing adj. 1. softly bright or radiant.
Syn. -- aglow(predicate), lambent, luminous, lucent.
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2. highly enthusiastic; as, glowing praise.
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3. brilliantly colored and apparently giving off light.
Syn. -- fluorescent.
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4. afire; as, glowing embers. [prenominal]
Syn. -- burning.
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Glowingly
Glow"ing*ly (?), adv. In a glowing manner; with ardent heat or passion.
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Glowlamp
Glow"lamp` (?), n. 1. (Chem.) An aphlogistic lamp. See Aphlogistic.
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2. (Elect.) An incandescent lamp. See Incandescent, a.
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Glowworm
Glow"worm` (?), n. (Zool.) A coleopterous insect of the genus Lampyris; esp., the wingless females and larvæ of the two European species (L. noctiluca, and L. splendidula), which emit light from some of the abdominal segments.
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Like a glowworm in the night,
The which hath fire in darkness, none in light.
Shak.
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&hand_; The male is winged, and is supposed to be attracted by the light of the female. In America, the luminous larvæ of several species of fireflies and fire beetles are called glowworms. Both sexes of these are winged when mature. See Firefly.
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Gloxinia
Glox*in"i*a (?), n. [NL.] (Bot.) American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-shaped blossoms; -- named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist.
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Gloze
Gloze (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glozed(?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glozing.] [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See gloss explanation.]
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1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. Chaucer.
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A false, glozing parasite. South.
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So glozed the tempter, and his proem tuned. Milton.
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2. To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret. Shak.
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Gloze
Gloze, v. t. To smooth over; to palliate.
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By glozing the evil that is in the world. I. Taylor.
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Gloze
Gloze, n. 1. Flattery; adulation; smooth speech.
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Now to plain dealing; lay these glozes by. Shak.
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2. Specious show; gloss. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
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Glozer
Gloz"er (?), n. A flatterer. [Obs.] Gifford (1580).
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Glucic
Glu"cic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; sweet.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, sugar; as, glucic acid.
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Glucina
Glu*ci"na (?), n. [Cf. F. glycine, glucine. So called because it forms sweet salts. See Glucinum.] (Chem.) A white or gray tasteless powder, the oxide of the element glucinum; -- formerly called glucine.
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Glucinic
Glu*cin"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, glucinum; as, glucinic oxide.
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Glucinum
Glu*ci"num (?), n. [Cf. F. glucinium, glycium, fr. Gr. &unr_;, sweet. Cf. Glycerin.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element, of a silver white color, and low specific gravity (2.1), resembling magnesium. It never occurs naturally in the free state, but is always combined, usually with silica or alumina, or both; as in the minerals phenacite, chrysoberyl, beryl or emerald, euclase, and danalite. It was named from its oxide glucina, which was known long before the element was isolated. Symbol Gl. Atomic weight 9.1. Called also beryllium. [Formerly written also glucinium.]
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Glucogen
Glu"co*gen (?), n. [R.] See Glycogen.
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Glucogenesis
Glu`co*gen"e*sis (?), n. Glycogenesis. [R.]
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Gluconic
Glu*con"ic (?), a. Pertaining to, or derived from, glucose.
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Gluconic acid (Chem.), an organic acid, obtained as a colorless, sirupy liquid, by the oxidation of glucose; -- called also maltonic acid, and dextronic acid.
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Glucose
Glu"cose` (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; sweet. Cf. Glycerin.]
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1. A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose, grape sugar, diabetic sugar, and starch sugar. See Dextrose.
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2. (Chem.) Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.
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3. The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.
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Glucoside
Glu"co*side (?), n. [See Glucose.] (Chem.) One of a large series of amorphous or crystalline substances, occurring very widely distributed in plants, rarely in animals, and regarded as influental agents in the formation and disposition of the sugars. They are frequently of a bitter taste, but, by the action of ferments, or of dilute acids and alkalies, always break down into some characteristic substance (acid, aldehyde, alcohol, phenole, or alkaloid) and glucose (or some other sugar); hence the name. They are of the nature of complex and compound ethers, and ethereal salts of the sugar carbohydrates.
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Glucosuria
Glu`co*su"ri*a (?), n. [NL., fr. E. glucose + Gr. &unr_; urine.] (Med.) A condition in which glucose is discharged in the urine; diabetes mellitus.
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Glue
Glue (glū), n. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. Gluten.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.
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Bee glue. See under Bee. -- Fish glue, a strong kind of glue obtained from fish skins and bladders; isinglass. -- Glue plant (Bot.), a fucoid seaweed (Gloiopeltis tenax). -- Liquid glue, a fluid preparation of glue and acetic acid or alcohol. -- Marine glue, a solution of caoutchouc in naphtha, with shellac, used in shipbuilding.
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Glue
Glue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glued (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gluing.] [F. gluer. See Glue, n.] To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.
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This cold, congealed blood
That glues my lips, and will not let me speak.
Shak.
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glued
glued adj. 1. affixed with glue or paste.
Syn. -- pasted, stuck to(predicate).
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2. having the attention so concentrated as to be difficult to cause a person to leave; as, glued to the television set; The audience was glued to their seats. [metaphorical]
Syn. -- riveted.
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Gluepot
Glue"pot` (?), n. A utensil for melting glue, consisting of an inner pot holding the glue, immersed in an outer one containing water which is heated to soften the glue.
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Gluer
Glu"er (?), n. One who cements with glue.
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Gluey
Glu"ey (?), a. Viscous; glutinous; of the nature of, or like, glue.
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Glueyness
Glu"ey*ness, n. Viscidity.
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Gluish
Glu"ish, a. Somewhat gluey. Sherwood.
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Glum
Glum (glŭm), n. [See Gloom.] Sullenness. [Obs.] Skelton.
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Glum
Glum, a. Moody; silent; sullen.
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I frighten people by my glun face. Thackeray.
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Glum
Glum, v. i. To look sullen; to be of a sour countenance; to be glum. [Obs.] Hawes.
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Glumaceous
Glu*ma"ceous (?), a. [Cf. F. glumancé. See Glume.] Having glumes; consisting of glumes.
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Glumal
Glu"mal (?), a. (Bot.) Characterized by a glume, or having the nature of a glume.
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Glume
Glume (glūm), n. [L. gluma hull, husk, fr. glubere to bark or peel: cf. F. glume or gloume.] (Bot.) The bracteal covering of the flowers or seeds of grain and grasses; esp., an outer husk or bract of a spikelet. Gray.

Glumelle
Glumella
{ Glu*mel"la (?), Glu"melle (?), } n. [F. glumelle, dim. of glume.] (Bot.) One of the palets or inner chaffy scales of the flowers or spikelets of grasses.
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Glumly
Glum"ly (?), adv. In a glum manner; sullenly; moodily.
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Glummy
Glum"my (?), a. [See Gloom.] Dark; gloomy; dismal. [Obs.]
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Glumness
Glum"ness, n. Moodiness; sullenness.
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Glump
Glump (glŭmp), v. i. [See Glum.] To manifest sullenness; to sulk. [Colloq.]
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glutted
glutted adj. 1. overfull; filled to excess. a glutted market
Syn. -- overfull.
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Glumpy
Glump"y (glŭmp"&ybreve_;), a. Glum; sullen; sulky. [Colloq.] “He was glumpy enough.” T. Hook.
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Glunch
Glunch (glŭnch), a. [Cf. Glump.] Frowning; sulky; sullen. Sir W. Scott. -- n. A sullen, angry look; a look of disdain or dislike. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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Glut
Glut (glŭt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Glutting.] [OE. glotten, fr. OF. glotir, gloutir, L. glutire, gluttire; cf. Gr. &unr_; to eat, Skr. gar. Cf. Gluttion, Englut.] 1. To swallow, or to swallow greedlly; to gorge.
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Though every drop of water swear against it,
And gape at widest to glut him.
Shak.
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2. To fill to satiety; to satisfy fully the desire or craving of; to satiate; to sate; to cloy.
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His faithful heart, a bloody sacrifice,
Torn from his breast, to glut the tyrant's eyes.
Dryden.
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The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace. C. Kingsley.
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To glut the market, to furnish an oversupply of any article of trade, so that there is no sale for it.
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Glut
Glut, v. i. To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
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Like three horses that have broken fence,
And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn.
Tennyson.
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Glut
Glut, n. 1. That which is swallowed. Milton
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2. Plenty, to satiety or repletion; a full supply; hence, often, a supply beyond sufficiency or to loathing; over abundance; as, a glut of the market.
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A glut of those talents which raise men to eminence. Macaulay.
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3. Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
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4. (a) A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks. [Prov. Eng.] (b) (Mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing. Raymond. (c) (Bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course. Knight. (d) (Arch.) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln. (e) A block used for a fulcrum.
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5. (Zool.) The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
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Glutaconic
Glu`ta*con"ic (?), a. [Glutaric + aconitic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, an acid intermediate between glutaric and aconitic acids.
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glutaeus
gluteus
glu*te"us, ‖glu*tæ"us (?), n. [NL. See Gluteal.] (Anat.) Any of several muscles in the buttocks of man and most mammals, especially the great muscle of the buttock (the gluteus maximus); also, the corresponding muscle in many lower animals.
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&hand_; In man, the gluteus is composed of three distinct parts, which extend and abduct the thigh, and help support the body in standing.
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Glutamic
Glu*tam"ic (?), a. [Gluten + -amic.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to gluten.
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Glutamic acid, a nitrogenous organic acid obtained from certain albuminoids, as gluten; -- called also amido-glutaric acid.
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Glutaric
Glu*tar"ic (?), a. [Glutamic + tartaric.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid so called; as, glutaric ethers.
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Glutaric acid, an organic acid obtained as a white crystalline substance, isomeric with pyrotartaric acid; -- called also normal pyrotartaric acid.
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Glutazine
Glu"ta*zine (?), n. (Chem.) A nitrogenous substance, forming a heavy, sandy powder, white or nearly so. It is a derivative of pyridine.
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Gluteal
Glu"te*al (?), a. [G. &unr_; rump, pl., the buttocks.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the glutæus.
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Gluten
Glu"ten (?), n. [L., glue: cf. F. gluten. See Glue.] (Chem.) The viscid, tenacious substance which gives adhesiveness to dough.
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&hand_; Gluten is a complex and variable mixture of glutin or gliadin, vegetable fibrin, vegetable casein, oily material, etc., and is a very nutritious element of food. It may be separated from the flour of grain by subjecting this to a current of water, the starch and other soluble matters being thus washed out.
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Gluten bread, bread containing a large proportion of gluten; -- used in cases of diabetes. -- Gluten casein (Chem.), a vegetable proteid found in the seeds of grasses, and extracted as a dark, amorphous, earthy mass. -- Gluten fibrin (Chem.), a vegetable proteid found in the cereal grains, and extracted as an amorphous, brownish yellow substance.
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Gluteus
Glu*te"us (?), n. [NL.] (Anat.) Same as Glutæus.
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Glutin
Glu"tin (?), n. [See Gluten.] (Chem.)
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1. Same as Gliadin.
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2. Sometimes synonymous with Gelatin. [R.]
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Glutinate
Glu"ti*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Glutinated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glutinating.] [L. glutinatus, p. p. of glutinare to glue, fr. gluten glue.] To unite with glue; to cement; to stick together. Bailey.
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Glutination
Glu`ti*na"tion (?), n. [L. glutinatio: cf. F. glutination.] The act of uniting with glue; sticking together.
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Glutinative
Glu"ti*na*tive (?), a. [L. glutinativus: cf. F. glutinatif.] Having the quality of cementing; tenacious; viscous; glutinous.
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Glutinosity
Glu`ti*nos"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. glutinosité .] The quality of being glutinous; viscousness. [R.]
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Glutinous
Glu"ti*nous (?), a. [L. glutinosus, fr. gluten glue: cf. F. glutineux. See Gluten.]
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1. Of the nature of glue; resembling glue; viscous; viscid; adhesive; gluey.
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2. (Bot.) Havig a moist and adhesive or sticky surface, as a leaf or gland.
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Glutinousness
Glu"ti*nous*ness (?), n. The quality of being glutinous.
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glutted
glutted adj. overfull; filled to excess; as, a glutted market.
Syn. -- overfull.
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Glutton
Glut"ton (?), n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L. gluto, glutto. See Glut.]
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1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
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2. Fig.: One who gluts himself.
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Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy. Granville.
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3. (Zool.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidæ, about the size of a large badger; called also wolverine, wolverene and carcajou. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.
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Glutton bird (Zool.), the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea); -- called also Mother Carey's goose, and mollymawk.
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Glutton
Glut"ton (?), a. Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.Glutton souls.” Dryden.
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A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry ministry in our days. Fuller.
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Glutton
Glut"ton, v. t. & i. To glut; to eat voraciously. [Obs.]
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Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine. Lovelace.
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Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed. Drayton.
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Gluttonish
Glut"ton*ish, a. Gluttonous; greedy. Sir P. Sidney.
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Gluttonize
Glut"ton*ize (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gluttonized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gluttonizing (?).] To eat to excess; to eat voraciously; to gormandize. Hallywell.
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Gluttonous
Glut"ton*ous (?), a. Given to gluttony; eating to excess; indulging the appetite; voracious; as, a gluttonous age. -- Glut"ton*ous*ly, adv. -- Glut"ton*ous*ness, n.
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Gluttony
Glut"ton*y (?), n.; pl. Gluttonies (#). [OE. glotonie, OF. glotonie, gloutonnie.] Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity.
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Their sumptuous gluttonies, and gorgeous feasts. Milton.
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Glycerate
Glyc"er*ate (?), n. (Chem.) A salt of glyceric acid.
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Glyceric
Gly*cer"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycerin.
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Glyceric acid (Chem.), an organic acid, obtained by the partial oxidation of glycerin, as a thick liquid. It is a hydroxyl derivative of propionic acid, and has both acid and alcoholic properties.
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Glyceride
Glyc"er*ide (?), n. [See Glycerin.] (Chem.) A compound ether (formed from glycerin). Some glycerides exist ready formed as natural fats, others are produced artificially.

Glycerine
Glycerin
Glyc"er*in, Glyc"er*ine (&unr_;), n. [F. glycérine, fr. Gr. glykero`s, glyky`s, sweet. Cf. Glucose, Licorice.] (Chem.) An oily, viscous liquid, C3H5(OH)3, colorless and odorless, and with a hot, sweetish taste, existing in the natural fats and oils as the base, combined with various acids, as oleic, margaric, stearic, and palmitic. It may be obtained by saponification of fats and oils. It is a triatomic alcohol, and hence is also called glycerol. See Note under Gelatin.
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&hand_; It is obtained from fats by saponification, or, on a large scale, by the action of superheated steam. It is used as an ointment, as a solvent and vehicle for medicines, and as an adulterant in wine, beer, etc.
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Glycerite
Glyc"er*ite (?), n. (Med.) A medicinal preparation made by mixing or dissolving a substance in glycerin.
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Glycerol
Glyc"er*ol (?), n. (Chem.) Same as Glycerin.
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Clycerole
Clyc"er*ole (?), n. [F. glycérolé.] (Med.) Same as Glycerite.
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Glyceryl
Glyc"er*yl (?), n. [Glycerin + -yl.] (Chem.) A compound radical, C3H5, regarded as the essential radical of glycerin. It is metameric with allyl. Called also propenyl.
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Glycide
Glyc"ide (?), n. [Glyceric + anhydride.] (Chem.) A colorless liquid, obtained from certain derivatives of glycerin, and regarded as a partially dehydrated glycerin; -- called also glycidic alcohol.
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Glycidic
Gly*cid"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycide; as, glycidic acid.
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Glycin
Gly"cin (?), n. [Gr. glyky`s sweet.] (Physiol. Chem.) Same as Glycocoll.
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Glycocholate
Gly`co*cho"late (?), n. [Glycocoll + cholic.] (Physiol. Chem.) A salt of glycocholic acid; as, sodium glycocholate.
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Glycocholic
Gly`co*chol"ic (?), a. (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or composed of, glycocoll and cholic acid.
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Glycocholic acid (Physiol. Chem.), a conjugate acid, composed of glycocoll and cholic acid, present in bile in the form of a sodium salt. The acid commonly forms a resinous mass, but can be crystallized in long, white needles.
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Glycocin
Gly"co*cin (?), n. [Glycocoll + -in.] (Physiol. Chem.) Same as Glycocoll.
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Glycocoll
Gly"co*coll (?), n. [Gr. glyky`s sweet + ko`lla glue.] (Physiol. Chem.) A crystalline, nitrogenous substance, with a sweet taste, formed from hippuric acid by boiling with hydrochloric acid, and present in bile united with cholic acid. It is also formed from gelatin by decomposition with acids. Chemically, it is amido-acetic acid. Called also glycin, and glycocin.
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Glycogen
Gly"co*gen (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; sweet + -gen: cf. F. glycogène.] (Physiol. Chem.) A white, amorphous, tasteless substance resembling starch, soluble in water to an opalescent fluid. It is found abundantly in the liver of most animals, and in small quantity in other organs and tissues, particularly in the embryo. It is quickly changed into sugar when boiled with dilute sulphuric or hydrochloric acid, and also by the action of amylolytic ferments.
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Glycogenic
Gly`co*gen"ic (?), a. Pertaining to, or caused by, glycogen; as, the glycogenic function of the liver.

Glycogenesis
Glycogeny
{ Gly*cog"e*ny (?), Gly`co*gen"e*sis (?), } n. (Physiol.) The production or formation of sugar from gycogen, as in the liver.
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Glycol
Gly"col (?), n. [Glycerin + -ol. See Glycerin.] (Chem.) (a) A thick, colorless liquid, C2H4(OH)2, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds. It is a diacid alcohol, intermediate between ordinary ethyl alcohol and glycerin. (b) Any one of the large class of diacid alcohols, of which glycol proper is the type.
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Glycolic
Gly*col"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, glycol; as, glycolic ether; glycolic acid.
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Glycolic acid (Chem.), an organic acid, found naturally in unripe grapes and in the leaves of the wild grape (Ampelopsis quinquefolia), and produced artificially in many ways, as by the oxidation of glycol, -- whence its name. It is a sirupy, or white crystalline, substance, HO.CH2.CO2H, has the properties both of an alcohol and an acid, and is a type of the hydroxy acids; -- called also hydroxyacetic acid.
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Glycolide
Gly"co*lide (?), n. [Glycol + anhydride.] (Chem.) A white amorphous powder, C4H4O, obtained by heating and dehydrating glycolic acid. [Written also glycollide.]
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Glycoluric
Gly`co*lu"ric (?), a. [Glycol + uric.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, glycol and urea; as, glycoluric acid, which is called also hydantoic acid.
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Glycoluril
Gly`co*lu"ril (?), n. [Glycolyl + uric.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance, obtained by the reduction of allantoïn.
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Glycolyl
Gly"co*lyl (?), n. [Glycolic + -yl.] (Chem.) A divalent, compound radical, CO.CH2, regarded as the essential radical of glycolic acid, and a large series of related compounds.
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Glyconian
Gly*co"ni*an (?), a. & n. Glyconic.
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Glyconic
Gly*con"ic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; a kind of verse, so called from its inventor, Glycon.] (Pros.) Consisting of a spondee, a choriamb, and a pyrrhic; -- applied to a kind of verse in Greek and Latin poetry. -- n. (Pros.) A glyconic verse.
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Glyconin
Gly"co*nin (?), n. An emulsion of glycerin and the yolk of eggs, used as an ointment, as a vehicle for medicines, etc.
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Glycose
Gly"cose (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; sweet + -ose.] (Physiol. Chem.) One of a class of carbohydrates having from three to nine atoms of carbon in the molecules and having the constitution either of an aldehyde alcohol or of a ketone alcohol. Most glycoses have hydrogen and oxygen present in the proportion to form water, while the number of carbon atoms is usually equal to the number of atoms of oxygen.
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Glycosine
Gly"co*sine (?), n. (Chem.) An organic base, C6H6N4, produced artificially as a white, crystalline powder, by the action of ammonia on glyoxal.
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Glycosometer
Gly`co*som"e*ter (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; sweet + -meter.] (Med.) An apparatus for determining the amount of sugar in diabetic urine.
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Glycosuria
Gly`co*su"ri*a (?), n. (Med.) Same as Glucosuria.
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Glycyrrhiza
Glyc`yr*rhi"za (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; sweet + &unr_; root. Cf. Licorice.]
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1. (Bot.) A genus of papilionaceous herbaceous plants, one species of which (G. glabra), is the licorice plant, the roots of which have a bittersweet mucilaginous taste.
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2. (Med.) The root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice root), used as a demulcent, etc.
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Glycyrrhizimic
Glyc`yr*rhi*zim"ic (?), a. (Chem.) From, or pertaining to, glycyrrhizin; as, glycyrrhizimic acid.
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Glycyrrhizin
Gly*cyr"rhi*zin (?), n. [Cf. F. glycyrrhizine. See Glycyrrhiza.] (Chem.) A glucoside found in licorice root (Glycyrrhiza), in monesia bark (Chrysophyllum), in the root of the walnut, etc., and extracted as a yellow, amorphous powder, of a bittersweet taste.

Glynne
Glyn
{ Glyn, Glynne } (?), n. A glen. See Glen. [Obs. singly, but occurring often in locative names in Ireland, as Glen does in Scotland.]
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He could not beat out the Irish, yet he did shut them up within those narrow corners and glyns under the mountain's foot. Spenser.
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Glyoxal
Gly*ox"al (?), n. [Glycol + oxalic + aldehyde.] (Chem.) A white, amorphous, deliquescent powder, (CO.H)2, obtained by the partial oxidation of glycol. It is a double aldehyde, between glycol and oxalic acid.
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Glyoxalic
Gly`ox*al"ic (?), a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an aldehyde acid, intermediate between glycol and oxalic acid. [Written also glyoxylic.]
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Glyoxaline
Gly*ox"a*line (?), n. (Chem.) A white, crystalline, organic base, C3H4N2, produced by the action of ammonia on glyoxal, and forming the origin of a large class of derivatives hence, any one of the series of which glyoxaline is a type; -- called also oxaline.
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Glyoxime
Gly*ox"ime (?), n. [Glyoxal + oxime.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance, produced by the action of hydroxylamine on glyoxal, and belonging to the class of oximes; also, any one of a group of substances resembling glyoxime proper, and of which it is a type. See Oxime.
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Glyph
Glyph (gl&ibreve_;f), n. [Gr. glyfh` carving, fr. gly`fein to carve: cf. F. glyphe. Cf. Cleave to split.] 1. (Arch.) A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See Triglyph.
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2. (Archæol.) A carved figure or character, incised or in relief; a carved pictograph; hence, a pictograph representing a form originally adopted for sculpture, whether carved or painted.
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Glyphic
Glyph"ic (?), a. [Gr. &unr_; of or for carving.] (Fine Arts) Of or pertaining to sculpture or carving of any sort, esp. to glyphs.
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Glyphograph
Glyph"o*graph (?), n. A plate made by glyphography, or an impression taken from such a plate.
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Glyphographic
Glyph`o*graph"ic (?), a. Of or pertaining to glyphography.
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Glyphography
Gly*phog"ra*phy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; to engrave + -graphy.] A process similar to etching, in which, by means of voltaic electricity, a raised copy of a drawing is made, so that it can be used to print from.
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Glyptic
Glyp"tic (?), a. [See Glyph.]
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1. Of or pertaining to gem engraving.
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2. (Min.) Figured; marked as with figures.
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Glyptics
Glyp"tics (?), n. [Cf. F. glyptique. See Glyph.] The art of engraving on precious stones.
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Glyptodon
Glyp"to*don (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; carved, engraved + &unr_;, &unr_;, tooth. See Glyph.] (Paleon.) An extinct South American quaternary mammal, allied to the armadillos. It was as large as an ox, was covered with tessellated scales, and had fluted teeth. Owen.
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Glyptodont
Glyp"to*dont (?), n. (Paleon.) One of a family (Glyptodontidæ) of extinct South American edentates, of which Glyptodon is the type. About twenty species are known.
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Glyptographic
Glyp`to*graph"ic (?), a. [Cf. F. glyptographique.] Relating to glyptography, or the art of engraving on precious stones. [R.]
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Glyptography
Glyp*tog"ra*phy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; carved + -graphy: cf. F. glyptographie.] The art or process of engraving on precious stones. [R.]
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Glyptotheca
Glyp`to*the"ca (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &unr_; carved + &unr_; case, box.] A building or room devoted to works of sculpture.
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Glyster
Glys"ter (?), n. (Med.) Same as Clyster.
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G-man
G-man n. [from Government man.] A special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Syn. -- FBI agent, FBI man, government man.
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Gmelinite
Gmel"in*ite (?), n. [Named after the German chemist Gmelin.] (Min.) A rhombohedral zeolitic mineral, related in form and composition to chabazite.
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Gnaphalium
Gna*pha"li*um (?), n. [Nl., from Gr. &unr_; wool of the teasel.] (Bot.) A genus of composite plants with white or colored dry and persistent involucres; a kind of everlasting.
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Gnar
Gnar (?), n. [OE. knarre, gnarre, akin to OD. knor, G. knorren. Cf. Knar, Knur, Gnarl.] A knot or gnarl in wood; hence, a tough, thickset man; -- written also gnarr. [Archaic]
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He was . . . a thick gnarre. Chaucer.
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Gnar
Gnar (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gnarring.] [See Gnarl.] To gnarl; to snarl; to growl; -- written also gnarr. [Archaic]
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At them he gan to rear his bristles strong,
And felly gnarre.
Spenser.
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A thousand wants
Gnarr at the heels of men.
Tennison.
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Gnarl
Gnarl (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gnarling.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.] To growl; to snarl.
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And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first. Shak.
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Gnarl
Gnarl, n. [See Gnar, n.] a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
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Gnarled
Gnarled (?), a. Knotty; full of knots or gnarls; twisted; crossgrained.
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The unwedgeable and gnarléd oak. Shak.
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Gnarly
Gnarl"y (?), a. Full of knots; knotty; twisted; crossgrained.
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Gnash
Gnash (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gnashed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Gnashing.] [OE. gnasten, gnaisten, cf. Icel. gnastan a gnashing, gn&unr_;sta to gnash, Dan.knaske, Sw. gnissla, D. knarsen, G. knirschen.] To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth.
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Gnash
Gnash, v. i. To grind or strike the teeth together.
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There they him laid,
Gnashing for anguish, and despite, and shame.
Milton.
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Gnashingly
Gnash"ing*ly, adv. With gnashing.
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Gnat
Gnat (?), n. [AS. gnæt.] 1. (Zool.) A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito.
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2. Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; esp., in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc.
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Gnat catcher (Zool.), one of several species of small American singing birds, of the genus Polioptila, allied to the kinglets. -- Gnat flower, the bee flower. -- Gnat hawk (Zool.), the European goatsucker; -- called also gnat owl. -- Gnat snapper (Zool.), a bird that catches gnats. -- Gnat strainer, a person ostentatiously punctilious about trifles. Cf. Matt. xxiii. 24.
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Gnathic
Gnath"ic (?), a. [Gr. gna`qos the jaw.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the jaw.
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Gnathic index, in a skull, the ratio of the distance from the middle of the nasofrontal suture to the basion (taken equal to 100), to the distance from the basion to the middle of the front edge of the upper jaw; -- called also alveolar index.
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Skulls with the gnathic index below 98 are orthognathous, from 98 to 103 mesognathous, and above 103 are prognathous. Flower.
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Gnathidium
Gna*thid"i*um (?), n.; pl. Gnathidia (#). [NL., fr. Gr. gna`qos the jaw.] (Zool.) The ramus of the lower jaw of a bird as far as it is naked; -- commonly used in the plural.
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Gnathite
Gnath"ite (?), n. [Gr. gna`qos the jaw.] (Zool.) Any one of the mouth appendages of the Arthropoda. They are known as mandibles, maxillæ, and maxillipeds.

Gnathonical
Gnathonic
{ Gna*thon"ic (?), Gna*thon"ic*al (?), } a. [L. Gnatho, name of a parasite in the “Eunuchus” of Terence, Gr. &unr_;; hence, a parasite in general.] Flattering; deceitful. [Obs.]
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Gnathopod
Gnath"o*pod (?), n. [Gr. gna`qos the jaw + -pod.] (Zool.) A gnathopodite or maxilliped. See Maxilliped.
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Gnathopodite
Gna*thop"o*dite (?), n. (Zool,) Any leglike appendage of a crustacean, when modified wholly, or in part, to serve as a jaw, esp. one of the maxillipeds.
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Gnathostegite
Gna*thos"te*gite (?), n. [Gr. gna`qos the jaw + &unr_; a roof.] (Zool.) One of a pair of broad plates, developed from the outer maxillipeds of crabs, and forming a cover for the other mouth organs.
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Gnathostoma
Gna*thos"to*ma (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. gna`qos the jaw + &unr_;, &unr_;, the mouth.] (Zool.) A comprehensive division of vertebrates, including all that have distinct jaws, in contrast with the leptocardians and marsipobranchs (Cyclostoma), which lack them. [Written also Gnathostomata.]
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Gnathotheca
Gnath`o*the"ca (?), n.; pl. Gnathothecae (#). [NL., fr. Gr. gna`qos the jaw + &unr_; a box.] (Zool.) The horney covering of the lower mandible of a bird.
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Gnatling
Gnat"ling (?), n. (Zool.) A small gnat.
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Gnatworm
Gnat"worm` (?), n. (Zool.) The aquatic larva of a gnat; -- called also, colloquially, wiggler.
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Gnaw
Gnaw (n&asuml_;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gnawed (n&asuml_;d); p. pr. & vb. n. Gnawing.] [OE. gnawen, AS. gnagan; akin to D. knagen, OHG. gnagan, nagan, G. nagen, Icel. & Sw. gnaga, Dan. gnave, nage. Cf. Nag to tease.] 1. To bite, as something hard or tough, which is not readily separated or crushed; to bite off little by little, with effort; to wear or eat away by scraping or continuous biting with the teeth; to nibble at.
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His bones clean picked; his very bones they gnaw. Dryden.
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2. To bite in agony or rage.
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They gnawed their tongues for pain. Rev. xvi. 10.
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3. To corrode; to fret away; to waste.
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4. To trouble in a constant manner; to plague; to worry; to vex; -- usually used with at; as, his mounting debts gnawed at him.
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Gnaw
Gnaw, v. i. To use the teeth in biting; to bite with repeated effort, as in eating or removing with the teeth something hard, unwieldy, or unmanageable.
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I might well, like the spaniel, gnaw upon the chain that ties me. Sir P. Sidney.
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Gnawer
Gnaw"er (?), n. 1. One who, or that which, gnaws.
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2. (Zool.) A rodent.
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Gneiss
Gneiss (nīs), n. [G.] (Geol.) A crystalline rock, consisting, like granite, of quartz, feldspar, and mica, but having these materials, especially the mica, arranged in planes, so that it breaks rather easily into coarse slabs or flags. Hornblende sometimes takes the place of the mica, and it is then called hornblendic gneiss or syenitic gneiss. Similar varieties of related rocks are also called gneiss.
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Gneissic
Gneis"sic (nīs"s&ibreve_;k), a. Relating to, or resembling, gneiss; consisting of gneiss.
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Gneissoid
Gneis"soid (-soid), a. [Gneiss + -oid.] Resembling gneiss; having some of the characteristics of gneiss; -- applied to rocks of an intermediate character between granite and gneiss, or mica slate and gneiss.
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Gneissose
Gneis"sose` (?), a. Having the structure of gneiss.
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Gnew
Gnew (nū), obs. imp. of Gnaw. Chaucer.
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Gnide
Gnide (nīd), v. t. [AS. gnīdan.] To rub; to bruise; to break in pieces. [Obs.]
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&hand_; This word is found in Tyrwhitt's Chaucer, but improperly. The woed, though common in Old English, does not occur in Chaucer. T. R. Lounsbury.
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Gnof
Gnof (n&obreve_;f), n. Churl; curmudgeon. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Gnome
Gnome (?), n. [F. gnome, prob. fr. Gr. gnw`mon one that knows, a guardian, i. e., of the treasures in the inner parts of the earth, or fr. &unr_; intelligence, both fr. gnw^nai, gignw^skein, to know. See Know.] 1. An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc.
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2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
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3. (Zool.) A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.
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4. [Gr. &unr_;.] A brief reflection or maxim. Peacham.

Gnomical
Gnomic
{ Gnom"ic (?), Gnom"ic*al (?), } a. [Gr. &unr_;, fr. &unr_;: cf. F. gnomique. See Gnome maxim.] Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking detached thoughts; aphoristic.
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A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic poetry. G. R. Lewes.
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Gnomic Poets, Greek poets, as Theognis and Solon, of the sixth century B. C., whose writings consist of short sententious precepts and reflections.
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Gnomical
Gnom"ic*al, a. [See Gnomon.] Gnomonical. Boyle.
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Gnomically
Gnom"ic*al*ly, adv. In a gnomic, didactic, or sententious manner.

Gnomological
Gnomologic
{ Gno`mo*log"ic (?), Gno`mo*log"ic*al (?), } a. [Gr. &unr_;.] Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling, a gnomology.
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Gnomology
Gno*mol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; judgment, maxim + &unr_; discourse: cf. F. gnomologie.] A collection of, or a treatise on, maxims, grave sentences, or reflections. [Obs.] Milton.
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Gnomon
Gno"mon (?), n. [L. gnomon, Gr. &unr_; one that knows, the index of a sundial. See Gnome.]
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1. (Dialing) The style or pin, which by its shadow, shows the hour of the day. It is usually set parallel to the earth's axis.
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2. (Astron.) A style or column erected perpendicularly to the horizon, formerly used in astronomocal observations. Its principal use was to find the altitude of the sun by measuring the length of its shadow.
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3. (Geom.) The space included between the boundary lines of two similar parallelograms, the one within the other, with an angle in common; as, the gnomon bcdefg of the parallelograms ac and af. The parallelogram bf is the complement of the parallelogram df.
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4. The index of the hour circle of a globe.

Gnomonical
Gnomonic
{ Gno*mon"ic (?), Gno*mon"ic*al (?), } a. [L. gnomonicus, Gr. &unr_;: cf. F. gnomonique. See Gnomon.] Of or pertaining to the gnomon, or the art of dialing.
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Gnomonic projection, a projection of the circles of the sphere, in which the point of sight is taken at the center of the sphere, and the principal plane is tangent to the surface of the sphere. “The gnomonic projection derives its name from the connection between the methods of describing it and those for the construction of a gnomon or dial.” Cyc. of Arts & Sciences.
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Gnomonically
Gno*mon"ic*al*ly (?), adv. According to the principles of the gnomonic projection.
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Gnomonics
Gno*mon"ics (?), n. [See Gnomonic.] The art or science of dialing, or of constructing dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.
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Gnomonist
Gno"mon*ist (?), n. One skilled in gnomonics. Boyle.
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Gnomonology
Gno`mon*ol"o*gy (?), n. [Gnomon + -logy. Cf. Gnomonology.] A treatise on gnomonics.
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Gnoscopine
Gnos"co*pine (?), n. [Gr. gignw`skein to know + E. opium?] (Chem.) An alkaloid existing in small quantities in opium.
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Gnosis
Gno"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. gnw^sis.] (Metaph.) The deeper wisdom; knowledge of spiritual truth, such as was claimed by the Gnostics.
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Gnostic
Gnos"tic (?), a. 1. Knowing; wise; shrewd. [Old Slang]
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I said you were a gnostic fellow. Sir W. Scott.
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2. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy.
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Gnostic
Gnos"tic, n. [L. gnosticus, Gr. &unr_; good at knowing, sagacious; as a n., man that claims to have a deeper wisdom, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. gnostique. See Know.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of the so-called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity by successive emanations, which they called Eons.
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Gnosticism
Gnos"ti*cism (?), n. The system of philosophy taught by the Gnostics.
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Gnow
Gnow (?), obs. imp. of Gnaw. Gnawed. Chaucer.
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Gnu
Gnu (?), n. [Hottentot gnu, or nju: cf. F. gnou.] (Zool.) One of two species of large South African antelopes of the genus Catoblephas, having a mane and bushy tail, and curved horns in both sexes. [Written also gnoo.]
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&hand_; The common gnu or wildebeest (Catoblephas gnu) is plain brown; the brindled gnu or blue wildebeest (C. gorgon) is larger, with transverse stripes of black on the neck and shoulders.
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Go
Go (gō), obs. p. p. of Go. Gone. Chaucer.
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Go
Go, v. i. [imp. Went (w&ebreve_;nt); p. p. Gone (g&obreve_;n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Going. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See Wend, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. gān, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. gēn, gān, SW. , Dan. gaae; cf. Gr. kicha`nai to reach, overtake, Skr. to go, AS. gangan, and E. gang. The past tense in AS., eode, is from the root i to go, as is also Goth. iddja went. √47a. Cf. Gang, v. i., Wend.] 1. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
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2. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
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&hand_; In old writers go is much used as opposed to run, or ride. “Whereso I go or ride.” Chaucer.
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Will creep in service where it can not go.
Shak.
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&hand_; In Chaucer go is used frequently with the pronoun in the objective used reflexively; as, he goeth him home.
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3. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
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The man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul. 1 Sa. xvii. 12.
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[The money] should go according to its true value. Locke.
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4. To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.
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How goes the night, boy ? Shak.
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I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of man enough. Arbuthnot.
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Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you must pay me the reward. I Watts.
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5. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.
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Against right reason all your counsels go. Dryden.
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To master the foul flend there goeth some complement knowledge of theology. Sir W. Scott.
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6. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
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Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to justify his cruel falsehood. Sir P. Sidney.
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&hand_; Go, in this sense, is often used in the present participle with the auxiliary verb to be, before an infinitive, to express a future of intention, or to denote design; as, I was going to say; I am going to begin harvest.
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7. To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through.
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By going over all these particulars, you may receive some tolerable satisfaction about this great subject. South.
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8. To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
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The fruit she goes with,
I pray for heartily, that it may find
Good time, and live.
Shak.
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9. To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come.
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I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God; . . . only ye shall not go very far away. Ex. viii. 28.
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10. To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
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By Saint George, he's gone!
That spear wound hath our master sped.
Sir W. Scott.
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11. To reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.
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His amorous expressions go no further than virtue may allow. Dryden.
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12. To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
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&hand_; Go is used, in combination with many prepositions and adverbs, to denote motion of the kind indicated by the preposition or adverb, in which, and not in the verb, lies the principal force of the expression; as, to go against to go into, to go out, to go aside, to go astray, etc.
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Go to, come; move; go away; -- a phrase of exclamation, serious or ironical. -- To go a-begging, not to be in demand; to be undesired. -- To go about. (a) To set about; to enter upon a scheme of action; to undertake. “They went about to slay him.” Acts ix. 29.
[1913 Webster] They never go about . . . to hide or palliate their vices. Swift. (b) (Naut.) To tack; to turn the head of a ship; to wear. -- To go abraod. (a) To go to a foreign country. (b) To go out of doors. (c) To become public; to be published or disclosed; to be current.
[1913 Webster] Then went this saying abroad among the brethren. John xxi. 23. -- To go against. (a) To march against; to attack. (b) To be in opposition to; to be disagreeable to. -- To go ahead. (a) To go in advance. (b) To go on; to make progress; to proceed. -- To go and come. See To come and go, under Come. -- To go aside. (a) To withdraw; to retire.
[1913 Webster] He . . . went aside privately into a desert place. Luke. ix. 10. (b) To go from what is right; to err. Num. v. 29.-- To go back on. (a) To retrace (one's path or footsteps). (b) To abandon; to turn against; to betray. [Slang, U. S.] -- To go below (Naut), to go below deck. -- To go between, to interpose or mediate between; to be a secret agent between parties; in a bad sense, to pander. -- To go beyond. See under Beyond. -- To go by, to pass away unnoticed; to omit. -- To go by the board (Naut.), to fall or be carried overboard; as, the mast went by the board. -- To go down. (a) To descend. (b) To go below the horizon; as, the sun has gone down. (c) To sink; to founder; -- said of ships, etc. (d) To be swallowed; -- used literally or figuratively. [Colloq.]
[1913 Webster] Nothing so ridiculous, . . . but it goes down whole with him for truth. L' Estrange. -- To go far. (a) To go to a distance. (b) To have much weight or influence. -- To go for. (a) To go in quest of. (b) To represent; to pass for. (c) To favor; to advocate. (d) To attack; to assault. [Low] (e) To sell for; to be parted with for (a price). -- To go for nothing, to be parted with for no compensation or result; to have no value, efficacy, or influence; to count for nothing. -- To go forth. (a) To depart from a place. (b) To be divulged or made generally known; to emanate.
[1913 Webster] The law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Micah iv. 2. -- To go hard with, to trouble, pain, or endanger. -- To go in, to engage in; to take part. [Colloq.] -- To go in and out, to do the business of life; to live; to have free access. John x. 9. -- To go in for. [Colloq.] (a) To go for; to favor or advocate (a candidate, a measure, etc.). (b) To seek to acquire or attain to (wealth, honor, preferment, etc.) (c) To complete for (a reward, election, etc.). (d) To make the object of one's labors, studies, etc.
[1913 Webster] He was as ready to go in for statistics as for anything else. Dickens. -- To go in to or To go in unto. (a) To enter the presence of. Esther iv. 16. (b) To have sexual intercourse with. [Script.] -- To go into. (a) To speak of, investigate, or discuss (a question, subject, etc.). (b) To participate in (a war, a business, etc.). -- To go large. (Naut) See under Large. -- To go off. (a) To go away; to depart.
[1913 Webster] The leaders . . . will not go off until they hear you. Shak. (b) To cease; to intermit; as, this sickness went off. (c) To die. Shak. (d) To explode or be discharged; -- said of gunpowder, of a gun, a mine, etc. (e) To find a purchaser; to be sold or disposed of. (f) To pass off; to take place; to be accomplished.
[1913 Webster] The wedding went off much as such affairs do. Mrs. Caskell. -- To go on. (a) To proceed; to advance further; to continue; as, to go on reading. (b) To be put or drawn on; to fit over; as, the coat will not go on. -- To go all fours, to correspond exactly, point for point.
[1913 Webster] It is not easy to make a simile go on all fours. Macaulay. -- To go out. (a) To issue forth from a place. (b) To go abroad; to make an excursion or expedition.
[1913 Webster] There are other men fitter to go out than I. Shak.
[1913 Webster] What went ye out for to see ? Matt. xi. 7, 8, 9. (c) To become diffused, divulged, or spread abroad, as news, fame etc. (d) To expire; to die; to cease; to come to an end; as, the light has gone out.
[1913 Webster] Life itself goes out at thy displeasure. Addison. -- To go over. (a) To traverse; to cross, as a river, boundary, etc.; to change sides.
[1913 Webster] I must not go over Jordan. Deut. iv. 22.
[1913 Webster] Let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan. Deut. iii. 25.
[1913 Webster] Ishmael . . . departed to go over to the Ammonites. Jer. xli. 10. (b) To read, or study; to examine; to review; as, to go over one's accounts.
[1913 Webster] If we go over the laws of Christianity, we shall find that . . . they enjoin the same thing. Tillotson. (c) To transcend; to surpass. (d) To be postponed; as, the bill went over for the session. (e) (Chem.) To be converted (into a specified substance or material); as, monoclinic sulphur goes over into orthorhombic, by standing; sucrose goes over into dextrose and levulose. -- To go through. (a) To accomplish; as, to go through a work. (b) To suffer; to endure to the end; as, to go through a surgical operation or a tedious illness. (c) To spend completely; to exhaust, as a fortune. (d) To strip or despoil (one) of his property. [Slang] (e) To botch or bungle a business. [Scot.] -- To go through with, to perform, as a calculation, to the end; to complete. -- To go to ground. (a) To escape into a hole; -- said of a hunted fox. (b) To fall in battle. -- To go to naught (Colloq.), to prove abortive, or unavailling. -- To go under. (a) To set; -- said of the sun. (b) To be known or recognized by (a name, title, etc.). (c) To be overwhelmed, submerged, or defeated; to perish; to succumb. -- To go up, to come to nothing; to prove abortive; to fail. [Slang] -- To go upon, to act upon, as a foundation or hypothesis. -- To go with. (a) To accompany. (b) To coincide or agree with. (c) To suit; to harmonize with. -- To go well with, To go ill with, To go hard with, to affect (one) in such manner. -- To go without, to be, or to remain, destitute of. -- To go wrong. (a) To take a wrong road or direction; to wander or stray. (b) To depart from virtue. (c) To happen unfortunately; to unexpectedly cause a mishap or failure. (d) To miss success; to fail. -- To let go, to allow to depart; to quit one's hold; to release.

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Go
Go (?), v. t. 1. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
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They to go equal shares in the booty. L'Estrange.
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2. To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling. [Colloq.]
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To go halves, to share with another equally. -- To go it, to behave in a wild manner; to be uproarious; to carry on; also, to proceed; to make progress. [Colloq.] -- To go it alone (Card Playing), to play a hand without the assistance of one's partner. -- To go it blind. (a) To act in a rash, reckless, or headlong manner. [Slang] (b) (Card Playing) To bet without having examined the cards. -- To go one's way, to set forth; to depart.
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Go
Go, n. 1. Act; working; operation. [Obs.]
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So gracious were the goes of marriage. Marston.
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2. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident. [Slang]
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This is a pretty go. Dickens.
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3. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go. [Colloq.]
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4. Noisy merriment; as, a high go. [Colloq.]
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5. A glass of spirits. [Slang]
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6. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him. [Colloq.]
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7. (Cribbage) That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.
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8. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.

“Well,” said Fleming, “is it a go?” Bret Harte.
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Great go, Little go, the final and the preliminary examinations for a degree. [Slang, Eng. Univ.] -- No go, a failure; a fiasco. [Slang] Thackeray. -- On the go, moving about; unsettled. [Colloq.]
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Goa
Go"a (?), n. (Zool.) A species of antelope (Procapra picticauda), inhabiting Thibet.
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Goad
Goad (?), n. [AS. gād; perh. akin to AS. gār a dart, and E. gore. See Gore, v. t.] A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
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The daily goad urging him to the daily toil. Macaulay.
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Goad
Goad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.] To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
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That temptation that doth goad us on. Shak.

Syn. -- To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite; instigate.
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goaded
goaded adj. compelled forcibly by an outside agency; as, mobs goaded by blind hatred.
Syn. -- driven, forced.
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Goaf
Goaf (?); n.; pl. Goafs (#) or Goaves (#). [Cf. 1st Gob.] (Mining) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; -- called also gob .
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To work the goaf or To work the gob, to remove the pillars of mineral matter previously left to support the roof, and replace them with props. Ure.
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Goal
Goal (?), n. [F. gaule pole, Prov. F. waule, of German origin; cf. Fries. walu staff, stick, rod, Goth. walus, Icel. völr a round stick; prob. akin to E. wale.]
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1. The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.
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Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal
With rapid wheels.
Milton.
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2. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
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Each individual seeks a several goal. Pope.
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3. A base, station, or bound used in various games as the point or object which a team must reach in order to score points; in certain games, the point which the ball or puck must pass in order for points to be scored. In football, it is a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score points; in soccer or ice hockey, it is a net at each end of the soccer field into which the soccer ball or hocjey puck must be propelled; in basketball, it is the basket{7} suspended from the backboard, through which the basketball must pass.
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4. (Sport) The act or instance of propelling the ball or puck into or through the goal{3}, thus scoring points; as, to score a goal.
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Goal keeper, (Sport) the player charged with the defense of the goal, such as in soccer or ice hockey.
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goalless
goalless adj. having no points scored; -- of games.
Syn. -- scoreless, hitless.
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goal line
goal line (?), n. (Sport) The line bounding the end of a playing field, at or directly in front of the goal{3}.
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goalmouth
goalmouth n. (hockey or soccer) The area immediately in front of the goal.
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goal post
goalpost
goalpost, goal post (?), n. (Sport) One of two posts supporting a crossbar which forms a goal{3}, especially in American football; also, in football the entire structure consisting of the posts, crossbar, and two uprights. To score a goal by kicking the football, the ball must pass above the crossbar and between the vertical lines formed by the uprights.
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Goa powder
Go"a pow"der (?). [So called from Goa, on the Malabar coast, whither it was shipped from Portugal.] A bitter powder (also called araroba) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree (Andira araroba) and used as a medicine. It is the material from which chrysarobin is obtained.
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Goar
Goar (?), n. Same as 1st Gore.
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Goarish
Goar"ish, a. Patched; mean. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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go-around
go-around n. (aeronautics) A landing approach that fails and gives way to another attempt.
Syn. -- overshoot, wave-off.
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go-as-you-please
go-as-you-please adj. not bound by rule or law or convention.
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bewildered by the old go-as-you-please liberty of alliterative rhythm. George Saintsbury
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Goat
Goat (gōt), n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. gāt; akin to D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged, Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zool.) A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus Capra, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat (Capra hircus), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.
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&hand_; The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat (Capra ægagrus), of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its stomach, is supposed to be one of the ancestral species of the domestic goat. The Rocky Mountain goat (Haplocercus montanus) is more nearly related to the antelopes. See Mazame.
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Goat antelope (Zool), one of several species of antelopes, which in some respects resemble a goat, having recurved horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short, flat tail, as the goral, thar, mazame, and chikara. -- Goat fig (Bot.), the wild fig. -- Goat house. (a) A place for keeping goats. (b) A brothel. [Obs.] -- Goat moth (Zool.), any moth of the genus Cossus, esp. the large European species (Cossus ligniperda), the larva of which burrows in oak and willow trees, and requires three years to mature. It exhales an odor like that of the he-goat. -- Goat weed (Bot.), a scrophulariaceous plant, of the genus Capraria (Capraria biflora). -- Goat's bane (Bot.), a poisonous plant (Aconitum Lucoctonum), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from Switzerland into England; wolfsbane. -- Goat's foot (Bot.), a kind of wood sorrel (Oxalis caprina) growing at the Cape of Good Hope. -- Goat's rue (Bot.), a leguminous plant (Galega officinalis of Europe, or Tephrosia Virginiana in the United States). -- Goat's thorn (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant (Astragalus Tragacanthus), found in the Levant. -- Goat's wheat (Bot.), the genus Tragopyrum (now referred to Atraphaxis).
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Goatee
Goat`ee" (?), n. A part of a man's beard on the chin or lower lip which is allowed to grow, and trimmed so as to resemble the beard of a goat.
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goateed
goateed adj. having a small pointed chin beard.
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Goatfish
Goat"fish` (?), n. (Zool.) A fish of the genus Upeneus, inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico. It is allied to the surmullet.
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Goatherd
Goat"herd` (?), n. One who tends goats. Spenser.
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Goatish
Goat"ish, a. Characteristic of a goat; goatlike.
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Give your chaste body up to the embraces
Of goatish lust.
Massinger.

-- Goat"ish*ly, adv. -- Goat"ish*ness, n.
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Goatlike
Goat"like` (?), a. Like a goat; goatish.
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goatsbeard
Goat's beard
Goat's beard, goatsbeard n. (Bot.), A weedy European annual with yellow flowers, of the genus Tragopogon; -- so named from the long silky beard of the seeds. One species is the salsify or oyster plant; it is naturalized in US.
Syn. -- meadow salsify, shepherd's clock, Tragopogon pratensis.
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goatsfoot
goatsfoot n. A short-stemmed South African plant (Oxalis caprina) with bluish flowers.
Syn. -- goat's foot, Oxalis caprina.
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Goatskin
Goat"skin` (?), n. The skin of a goat, or leather made from it. -- a. Made of the skin of a goat.
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Goatsucker
Goat"suck`er (?), n. (Zool.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species (Caprimulgus Europæus); -- so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk, and dorhawk.
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Goaves
Goaves (gōvz), n. pl. [See Goaf, n.] (Mining) Old workings. See Goaf. Raymond.
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Gob
Gob (g&obreve_;b), n. [Cf. Goaf.] (Mining) Same as Goaf.
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Gob
Gob, n. [OF. gob morsel; cf. F. gobe, gobbe, a poisoned morsel, poison ball, gobet a piece swallowed, gober to swallow greedily and without tasting; cf. Gael. & Ir. gob mouth, snout, W. gwp a bird's head and neck. Cf. Gobble, Job, n.] 1. A little mass or collection; a small quantity; a mouthful. [Low] L'Estrange.
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2. The mouth. [Prov. Eng.or Low] Wright.
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Gob
Gob (g&obreve_;b), n. Same as sailor. [Colloq.]
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Gobang
Go*bang" (?), n. [Written also goban.] [Jap. goban checkerboard, fr. Chino-Jap. go checker + ban board.] A Japanese game, played on a checkerboard, in which the object of the game is to be the first in placing five pieces, or men, in a row in any direction.
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Gobbet
Gob"bet (?), n. [OE. & F. gobet. See 2d Gob.] A mouthful; a lump; a small piece. Spenser.
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[He] had broken the stocks to small gobbets. Wyclif.
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Gobbet
Gob"bet, v. t. To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets. [Low] L'Estrange.
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Gobbetly
Gob"bet*ly, adv. In pieces. [Obs.] Huloet.
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Gobbing
Gob"bing (?), n. [See 1st Gob.] (Mining) (a) The refuse thrown back into the excavation after removing the coal. It is called also gob stuff. Brande & C.

(b) The process of packing with waste rock; stowing.
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Gobble
Gob"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gobbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gobbling (?).] [Freq. of 2d gob.]
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1. To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp.
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Supper gobbled up in haste. Swift.
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2. To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock.
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He . . . gobbles out a note of self-approbation. Goldsmith.
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To gobble up, to capture in a mass or in masses; to capture suddenly. [Slang]
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Gobble
Gob"ble, v. i. 1. To eat greedily.
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2. To make a noise like that of a turkey cock. Prior.
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Gobble
Gob"ble, n. A noise made in the throat.
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Ducks and geese . . . set up a discordant gobble. Mrs. Gore.
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gobbledygook
gobbledegook
gobbledegook, gobbledygook n. The incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists; as, psychoanalytic gobbledygook.
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Gobbler
Gob"bler (?), n. A turkey cock; a bubbling Jock.
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Gobelin
Gob"e*lin (?), a. Pertaining to tapestry produced in the so-called Gobelin works, which have been maintained by the French Government since 1667.
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Gobemouche
Gobe`mouche" (?), n. [F.] Literally, a fly swallower; hence, once who keeps his mouth open; a boor; a silly and credulous person.
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Gobet
Gob"et (?), n. See Gobbet. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Go-between
Go"-be*tween` (?), n. A negotiator who acts as a link between parties; an intermediate agent; a broker; a procurer; -- sometimes in a disparaging sense. Shak.
Syn. -- mediator, intermediator, intermediary.
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Gobiidae
Gobiidae n. A natural family of fish comprising the gobies.
Syn. -- family Gobiidae.
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Gobio
Gobio n. A genus of fish comprising the true gudgeons.
Syn. -- genus Gobio.
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Gobioid
Go"bi*oid (?), a. [NL. Gobius + -oid.] (Zool.) Like, or pertaining to, the goby, or the genus Gobius. -- n. A gobioid fish.
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Goblet
Gob"let (?), n. [F. gobelet, LL. gobeletus, gobellus; cf. L. cupa tub, cask. See Cupel.] A kind of cup or drinking vessel having a foot or standard, but without a handle.
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We love not loaded boards and goblets crowned. Denham.
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Goblin
Gob"lin (?), n. [OE. gobelin, F. gobelin, LL. gobelinus, fr. Gr. &unr_; knave, a mischievous goblin; or cf. G. kobold, E. kobold, cobalt, Armor. gobilin an ignis fatuus, goblin.] An evil or mischievous spirit; a playful or malicious elf; a frightful phantom; a gnome.
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To whom the goblin, full of wrath, replied. Milton.
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Gobline
Gob"line` (?), n. (Naut.) One of the ropes or chains serving as stays for the dolphin striker or the bowsprit; -- called also gobrope and gaubline.
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Goblinize
Gob"lin*ize (?), v. t. To transform into a goblin. [R.] Lowell.
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Gobstick
Gob"stick` (?), n. [Gob mouth + stick.] 1. (Angling) A stick or device for removing the hook from a fish's gullet.

He . . . wrenched out the hook with the short wooden stick he called a “gobstick.” Kipling.
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2. A spoon. [Prov. Eng. or Slang]
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Goby
Go"by (?), n.; pl. Gobies (#). [F. gobie, L. gobius, gobio, Gr. &unr_; Cf. Gudgeon.] (Zool.) One of several species of small marine fishes of the genus Gobius and allied genera.
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Go-by
Go"-by` (?), n. A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away; a shifting off; adieu; as, to give a proposal the go-by.
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Some songs to which we have given the go-by. Prof. Wilson.
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go-cart
gocart
go"cart`, go"-cart` n. 1. A framework moving on casters, designed to support children while learning to walk. [wns=1]
Syn. -- walker, baby-walker.
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2. A cart used to carry heavy items and pushed by a person; it may have one, two or four wheels. [wns=2]
Syn. -- handcart, pushcart, cart.
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3. a small carriage in which a baby or child is pushed around. [wns=3]
Syn. -- baby buggy, baby carriage, perambulator, pram, stroller, pushchair, pusher.
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God
God (?), a. & n. Good. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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God
God (g&obreve_;d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. guð, goð, Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. , p. p. hūta, to call upon, invoke, implore. √30. Cf. Goodbye, Gospel, Gossip.] 1. A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol.
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He maketh a god, and worshipeth it. Is. xliv. 15.
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The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down
To bestial gods.
Milton.
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2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
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God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv. 24.
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3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
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Whose god is their belly. Phil. iii. 19.
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4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. [R.] Shak.
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Act of God. (Law) See under Act. -- Gallery gods, the occupants of the highest and cheapest gallery of a theater. [Colloq.] -- God's acre, God's field, a burial place; a churchyard. See under Acre. -- God's house. (a) An almshouse. [Obs.] (b) A church. -- God's penny, earnest penny. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. -- God's Sunday, Easter.
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God
God, v. t. To treat as a god; to idolize. [Obs.] Shak.
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Godchild
God"child` (?), n. One for whom a person becomes sponsor at baptism, and whom he promises to see educated as a Christian; a godson or goddaughter. See Godfather.
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goddamned
goddamn
goddam
god"dam god"damn god"damned adj. A more intense and vulgar form of darned; -- often taken as profane and offensive. [vulgar]
Syn. -- blasted, blessed, damn, darned, deuced.
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Goddaughter
God"daugh`ter (?), n. [AS. goddohtor.] A female for whom one becomes sponsor at baptism.
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Goddess
God"dess (?), n. 1. A female god; a divinity, or deity, of the female sex.
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When the daughter of Jupiter presented herself among a crowd of goddesses, she was distinguished by her graceful stature and superior beauty. Addison.
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2. A woman of superior charms or excellence.
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Gode
Gode (?), a. & n. Good. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Godelich
Gode"lich (?), a. Goodly. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Go-devil
Go"-dev"il (?), n. (Mach.) (a) A weight which is dropped into a bore, as of an oil well, to explode a cartridge previously lowered. (b) A device, as a loosely fitted plug, which is driven through a pipe by the pressure of the contents behind the plug to clear away obstructions. (c) A rough sled or dray used for dragging logs, hauling stone, etc. [Local, U. S.]
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Godfather
God"fa`ther (?), n. [AS. godfæder. Cf. Gossip.] A man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction. Correlative of godmother.
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There shall be for every Male-child to be baptized, when they can be had, two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it is desired. Book of Common Prayer (Prot. Episc. Ch., U. S. ).
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Godfather
God"fa`ther, v. t. To act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care. [R.] Burke.
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God-fearing
god"fear`ing, God"-fear`ing (?), a. Having a reverential and loving feeling towards God; devoutly religious.
Syn. -- devout, pious.
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A brave god-fearing man. Tennyson.
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a god-fearing and law-abiding people. H. L. Mencken
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god-forsaken
godforsaken
god"for*sak`en, god"-for*sak`en adj. 1. deserted and unhospitable.
Syn. -- desert, desolate, waste, wild.
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2. forlorn.
Syn. -- desolate, forlorn, lorn, sad.
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Godhead
God"head (?), n. [OE. godhed. See -head, and cf. Godhood.] 1. Godship; deity; divinity; divine nature or essence; godhood.
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2. The Deity; God; the Supreme Being.
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The imperial throne
Of Godhead, fixed for ever.
Milton.
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3. A god or goddess; a divinity. [Obs.]
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Adoring first the genius of the place,
The nymphs and native godheads yet unknown.
Dryden.
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Godhood
God"hood (?), n. [God + -hood. Cf. Godhead.] Divine nature or essence; deity; godhead.
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Godild
God"ild (?). A corruption of God yield, i. e., God reward or bless. Shak.
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Godless
God"less, a. Having, or acknowledging, no God; without reverence for God; impious; wicked. -- God"less*ly, adv. -- God"less*ness, n.
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Godlike
God"like` (?), a. [God + like. Cf. Godly.] Resembling or befitting a god or God; divine; hence, preeminently good; as, godlike virtue. -- God"like`ness, n.
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Godlily
God"li*ly (?), adv. Righteously. H. Wharton.
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Godliness
God"li*ness, n. [From Godly.] Careful observance of, or conformity to, the laws of God; the state or quality of being godly; piety.
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Godliness is profitable unto all things. 1 Tim. iv. 8.
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Godling
God"ling (?), n. A diminutive god. Dryden.
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Godly
God"ly, a. [God, n. + -ly. Cf. Godlike, Like.] Pious; reverencing God, and his character and laws; obedient to the commands of God from love for, and reverence of, his character; conformed to God's law; devout; righteous; as, a godly life.
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For godly sorrow worketh repentance. 2 Cor. vii. 10.
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Godly
God"ly (?), adv. Piously; devoutly; righteously.
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All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2. Tim. iii. 12.
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Godlyhead
God"ly*head (?), n. [Cf. Goodlyhead.] Goodness. [Obs.] Spenser.
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Godmother
God"moth`er (?), n. [AS. godmōdor.] A woman who becomes sponsor for a child in baptism. See Godfather
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Godown
Go*down" (?), n. [Corruption of Malay gādong warehouse.] A warehouse. [East Indies]
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Godroon
Go*droon" (g&ouptack_;*dr&oomacr_;n"), n. [F. godron a round plait, godroon.] (Arch.) An ornament produced by notching or carving a rounded molding.
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Godsend
God"send` (g&obreve_;d"s&ebreve_;nd), n. Something sent by God; an unexpected acquisiton or piece of good fortune.
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Godship
God"ship, n. [God, n. + -ship.] The rank or character of a god; deity; divinity; a god or goddess.
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O'er hills and dales their godships came. Prior.
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Godsib
God"sib (g&obreve_;d"s&ibreve_;b), n. A gossip. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Godson
God"son` (g&obreve_;d"sŭn), n. [AS. godsunu.] A male for whom one has stood sponsor in baptism. See Godfather.
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Godspeed
God"speed` (g&obreve_;d"spēd`), n. Success; prosperous journeying; -- a contraction of the phrase, “God speed you.” [Written also as two separate words.]
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Receive him not into house, neither bid him God speed. 2 John 10.
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Godward
God"ward (g&obreve_;d"w&etilde_;rd), adv. Toward God. 2 Cor. iii. 4.
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Godwit
God"wit (g&obreve_;d"w&ibreve_;t), n. [Prob. from AS. gōd good + wiht creature, wight.] (Zool.) One of several species of long-billed, wading birds of the genus Limosa, and family Tringidæ. The European black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), the American marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa), the Hudsonian godwit (Limosa hæmastica), and others, are valued as game birds. Called also godwin.
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Goel
Go"el (gō"&ebreve_;l), a. [Cf. Yellow. √49.] Yellow. [Obs.] Tusser.
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Goeland
Go`ë`land" (?), n. [F. goëland.] (Zool.) A white tropical tern (Cygis candida).
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Goemin
Go`ë`min" (?), n. [F. goëmon seaweed.] A complex mixture of several substances extracted from Irish moss.
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Goen
Go"en (?), p. p. of Go. [Obs.]
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Goer
Go"er (?), n. [From Go.] One who, or that which, goes; a runner or walker; as: (a) A foot. [Obs.] Chapman. (b) A horse, considered in reference to his gait; as, a good goer; a safe goer.
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This antechamber has been filled with comers and goers. Macaulay.
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Goethean
Goethean prop. adj. of or pertaining to Goethe.
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goethite
goethite n. (Miner.) an oxide of iron.
Syn. -- gothite.
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Goety
Go"e*ty (?), n. [Gr. &unr_; witchcraft, from &unr_; to bewitch, &unr_; sorcerer: cf. F. goétie.] Invocation of evil spirits; witchcraft. [Obs.] Hallywell.
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Goff
Goff (?), n. [Cf. F. goffe ill-made, awkward, It. goffo, Sp. gofo, Prov. G. goff a blockhead, Gr. &unr_; stupid.] A silly clown. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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Goff
Goff, n. A game. See Golf. [Scot.] Halliwell.
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Goffer
Gof"fer (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goffered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Goffering.] [See Gauffer.] To plait, flute, or crimp. See Gauffer. Clarke.
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Gog
Gog (g&obreve_;g), n. [Cf. agog, F. gogue sprightliness, also W. gogi to agitate, shake.] Haste; ardent desire to go. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
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go-getter
go-getter n. a person disposed to initiate action, rather than take instructions; an enterprising person; a person with a strong drive to accomplish useful goals; especially, one whose career progresses rapidly. [wns=1]
Syn. -- whizz-kid, whiz-kid, ball of fire.
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Goggle
Gog"gle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Goggled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Goggling (?).] [Cf. Ir. & Gael. gog a nod, slight motion.] To roll the eyes; to stare.
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And wink and goggle like an owl. Hudibras.
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Goggle
Gog"gle, a. Full and rolling, or staring; -- said of the eyes.
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The long, sallow vissage, the goggle eyes. Sir W. Scott.
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Goggle
Gog"gle, n. [See Goggle, v. i.]