1. Not bright or distinct; wanting luminousness or clearness; obscure in luster or sound; dusky; darkish; obscure;... Read More
1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor. Too far in years to be a pupil now.... Read More
1. Covered over, shaded, or darkened; destitute of light; imperfectly illuminated; dusky; dim. His lamp shall be put... Read More
(Science: botany) a perennial plant of the genus Faeniculum (f.vulgare), having very finely divided leaves. It is... Read More
1. Same as palette.
2. A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc, for forming, beating, and rounding... Read More
1. A small, fine brush of hair or bristles used by painters for laying on colours. With subtile pencil depainted was... Read More
1. A defensive covering for the head. See Casque, Headpiece, morion, Sallet, and Illust. Of beaver.
2. The... Read More
1. To form, as sound, to a certain key, or to a certain portion.
2. To vary or inflect in a natural, customary, or... Read More
a diminutive drop, such as a particle of moisture discharged from the mouth during coughing, sneezing, or speaking;... Read More
1. (Science: marine biology, zoology) A shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with... Read More
Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange;... Read More
1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for... Read More
(Science: botany) set with stiff, slender bristles.
Origin: Dim. Fr.... Read More
1. A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.
2. An outer covering for... Read More
1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and... Read More
1. The top; the highest point. Fixed on the summit of the highest mount. (Shak)
2. The highest degree; the utmost... Read More
1. To nod; to sleep; to nap. Although I wake or wink.
2. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick... Read More
1. A little globe; a small particle of matter, of a spherical form. Globules of snow. (Sir i. Newton) These minute... Read More
1. To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
2. (Science: photography) to wrinkle; said of the gelatin... Read More
(Science: zoology) a special groove or furrow at one or both angles of the mouth of many anthozoa.
Origin: NL, fr.... Read More
Origin: L. Reticulum, a small net, dim. Of rete, a... Read More
1. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a... Read More
1. A table fork.
2. (Science: anatomy, ornithology) a small fold of membrane, connecting the labia in the... Read More
A rod-shaped, endospore-forming, Gram-positive bacterium that belongs to the division... Read More
Enzymes can break down complicated large molecules into simpler smaller ones, they can combine small molecules or atoms to... Read More
1. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests.
2. To catch... Read More
1. A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl.
2. A catkin of the pussy willow.
3. The game of tipcat;... Read More
a small decorative fold or flap, especially, of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
(Science: zoology) lappet... Read More
1. A small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand.
2. Specifically, a tomahawk. Buried was the bloody... Read More
a simple continued fever; a mild fever of short duration, of indefinite origin, and without any distinctive... Read More
1. A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc, may be preserved or corned; brine. Vinegar, plain or... Read More
1. (Science: anatomy) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a... Read More
1. One who watches or guards; specifically, a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to... Read More
1. A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
2. A prisoner... Read More
1. (Science: botany) Any plant or flower of the genus viola, of many species. The violets are generally low,... Read More
(Science: chemistry) A tiny mass of material.
Origin: L. Particula, dim. Of pars =... Read More
Evil; wicked; bad.
Origin: L. Malus. See malice.
same as mail, a bag.
1. Of or pertaining to the sex that... Read More
1. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and... Read More