Chambers's English Dictionary: Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c

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James Donald (F.R.G.S.)
W.& R. Chambers, 1872 - English language - 952 pages
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Page 257 - RULES TO KNOW WHEN THE MOVEABLE FEASTS AND HOLYDAYS BEGIN. EASTER DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the First Sunday after the Full Moon which happens upon, or next after the Twenty-first Day of March ; and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.
Page 21 - Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the begin-ning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals...
Page 91 - ... money to enable him to carry on his voyage, and pledges the keel or bottom of the ship (partem pro toto} as a security for the repayment.
Page 141 - One is, that a circle is bounded by a line, every point of which is equally distant from a certain point within the circle.
Page 217 - Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
Page 394 - The section is an hyperbola, when the cutting plane makes a greater angle with the base than the side of the cone makes.
Page 399 - Image, im'aj, n. likeness : a statue : an idol : a representation in the mind, an idea : a picture in the imagination : (optics) the figure of any object formed by rays of light.— vt to form an image of: to form a likeness of in the mind.
Page 387 - HORNBILL, hom'bu', n. A bird about the size of the turkey having a horny excrescence on its bill. HORNBLENDE, horn'blend, n. A mineral of various colours, found in granite and other igneous rocks that contain quartz. [Ger., from horn, horn, from the shape of its crystals, and blende, blinding, dazzling, from in glittering appearance.] HORNBOOK, horn'book, n.
Page 388 - An observation of the heavens at the hour of a person's birth, by which the astrologer predicted the events of his life : a diagram of the heavens for this purpose : the point of the heavens arising above the eastern horizon when a prediction is to be made.
Page 11 - Adultery is the voluntary sexual intercourse of a married person with a person other than the offender's husband or wife.

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