1. (pronounced, in this sense,) natural capacity; ability; skill. A man hath sapiences three, memory, engine, and... Read More
1. Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed. Charles Wesley, who is a more stationary man, does not... Read More
1. To emit steam or vapor. My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.... Read More
1. (Science: botany) a fern of the genus Pteris, especially. The P. Aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has... Read More
1. Deviating or departing from the center, or from the line of a circle; as, an eccentric or elliptical orbit;... Read More
1. Of or pertaining to the atmosphere; of the nature of, or resembling, the atmosphere; as,... Read More
1. One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study... Read More
1. One who takes or receives in any manner.
2. A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in... Read More
1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith;... Read More
1. An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something. Specifically: An engine... Read More
1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie. By thy triple shape... Read More
1. The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition.
2. (Science:... Read More
To send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid.
Alternative forms: vapour He'd laugh to see... Read More
1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as,... Read More
1. The power which a horse exerts.
2. (Science: machinery) a unit of power, used in stating the power required to... Read More
1. A piece of ground appropriates to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
2. A rich,... Read More
(Science: physics) Of, Pertaining to, or produced by, magnetism which is developed by the passage of an... Read More
1. A discus; a quoit. Some whirl the disk, and some the javelin dart. (Pope)
2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of... Read More
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An onsite restoration drawing of how "Leonardo" may... Read More
Origin: L. Torpedo, -inis, from torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid. See Torpid.
1. (Science: zoology) Any one of... Read More
1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup.
2. (Science: astronomy)... Read More
1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order scorpiones, having a... Read More
duplex escapement, a peculiar kind of watch escapement, in which the scape-wheel has two sets of teeth.
duplex lathe,... Read More
A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids. Tank engine, a locomotive which carries the water and... Read More
1. An instrument consisting consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are... Read More
(Science: botany) Trailing spring, a spring fixed in the axle box of the trailing wheels of a locomotive engine,... Read More
1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place. The quantity of anything, as... Read More
1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a... Read More
1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. This... Read More
Origin: L. Genius, prop, the superior or divine nature which is innate in everything, the spirit, the tutelar deity... Read More
1. Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.
2. Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc, that is released... Read More
1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as,... Read More
1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces... Read More
1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as,... Read More
1. To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a... Read More
1. To catch in a trap.
2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
Origin: Ginned; Ginning.
1. Contrivance;... Read More
1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
2. Smooth, even passage or progress. A better slide into their... Read More
1. The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow. His sleep, his meat, his drink, is him bereft, That lean he... Read More
1. To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
2. To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
3. To trim,... Read More