Henderson's Test Words in Spelling

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Clark & Maynard, 1872 - Spellers - 105 pages
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Page 59 - A pastoral composition in which shepherds are introduced conversing with each other ; a bucolic.
Page 61 - In rhetoric, a figure by which a part is taken for the whole, or the whole for a part.
Page 56 - Choir, an assembly or band of singers; the part of a church where the singers are placed.
Page 54 - ... faculty of the soul which brings man into conscious relation with the subject, mind or Fountain of Wisdom; the voice of the soul; the voice of love; the voice of spirit in man again bringing to his consciousness that which he knew of old when he was consciously identified, with the Great Central Spirit; the act of the mind by which a truth is immediately perceived.
Page 84 - Sole, bottom of the shoe ; single. Soul, the mind ; the vital principle. The welfare of the soul became his sole object. Some, more or less ; any. Sum, the whole amount. By some good management he made up the sum needed. Son, a male child. Sun, the luminary that enlightens and warms the earth. He placed his sick son where the light of the sun would reach him.
Page 72 - Drachm, the eighth part of an ounce Troy. Dram, a glass of spirituous liquor. The dram of liquor he drank weighed much more than a drachm. Draft, an order for money. Draught, a quantity of liquor drank at once. After paying the draft, he gave the messenger a draught of ale. Dye'ing, the act of coloring cloth. Dy'ing, expiring. In his dying hour he imparted his method of dyeing to his son. Earn, to gain by labor. Urn, a vase.
Page 86 - Tide, the ebb and flow of the sea. Tied, fastened with a knot. As the tide began to change, he tied his boat to a pier. To, in the direction of. Too, also. Two, one and one. They brought two children with them, too. Toe, an extremity of the foot. Tow, coarse part of flax or hemp. With a piece of tow, he stopped his toe from bleeding.
Page 2 - I cheerfully recommend Mr. NP Henderson's new edition of Test Words for Spelling, as a very useful and valuable Compend for the use of Schools, in this Department of Instruction, and as well worthy of adoption by teachers generally. It comprises a very large and well selected collection of words, adapted especially to the use of those desiring to improve themselves in the art of spelling."— Hon. HENRY KIDDLE, Hup't of Nrtp York City Schools.
Page 78 - Med'al, a piece of metal stamped in honor of some person or event.
Page 80 - His pedal extremities were too weak for him to peddle much. Peer, an equal ; a nobleman. Pier, a column to support the arch of a bridge. He had no peer among those who helped him construct the pier. Plain, clear. Plane, to level ; to smooth. It is plain that he did not plane the board well. Plum, a...

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