Chambers's English Dictionary: Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c
James Donald (F.R.G.S.)
W.& R. Chambers, 1872 - English language - 952 pages
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A.S. pfx acid akin to Gr allied ancient animal arch arms asunder atum bear Belonging bend birds blood body called Capable cause Celt church cloth colour conn consisting containing corr corruption cover deprive draw dress eidos entis fate favour fish flowers fruit Full Gael genus give Goth grow head heat hold hollow horse instrument inten kind light low L manner mark measure ment metal Milton mind moon mote musical mute n.pl native naut one's orig ornament p.adj pa.p pa.t perennial plant person Pertaining piece plants pr.p priv prob produce Prov Relating resembling root round Scot Shah Shale shew ship Sliak sound species stone substance taining thing tion tree v.t. lit v.t. Shak v.t. Spenser v.t. To put vessel wood word worn
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 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.