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Acrid
Acrid Ac"rid, a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See Eager.] 1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. 2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. 3. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing. Acrid poison, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied.
Acrid poison
Acrid Ac"rid, a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See Eager.] 1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. 2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. 3. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing. Acrid poison, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied.
Acridity
Acridity A*crid"i*ty, Acridness Ac"rid*ness . The quality of being acrid or pungent; irritant bitterness; acrimony; as, the acridity of a plant, of a speech.
Acridium perigrinum
Locust Lo"cust, n. [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. Lobster.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acridid[ae], allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, or Pachytylus, migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper. Note: These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the south of Asia as to devour every green thing; and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud. In the United States the harvest flies are improperly called locusts. See Cicada. Locust beetle (Zo["o]l.), a longicorn beetle (Cyllene robini[ae]), which, in the larval state, bores holes in the wood of the locust tree. Its color is brownish black, barred with yellow. Called also locust borer. Locust bird (Zo["o]l.) the rose-colored starling or pastor of India. See Pastor. Locust hunter (Zo["o]l.), an African bird; the beefeater. 2. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases). Locust bean (Bot.), a commercial name for the sweet pod of the carob tree.
Acridly
Acridly Ac"rid*ly, adv. In an acid manner.
Acridness
Acridity A*crid"i*ty, Acridness Ac"rid*ness . The quality of being acrid or pungent; irritant bitterness; acrimony; as, the acridity of a plant, of a speech.
Acrimoniously
Acrimoniously Ac`ri*mo"ni*ous*ly, adv. In an acrimonious manner.
Acrimoniousness
Acrimoniousness Ac`ri*mo"ni*ous*ness, n. The quality of being acrimonious; asperity; acrimony.
Acris gryllus
Cricket Crick"et (kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet, criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak.] (Zo["o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings. Note: The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus; the common large black crickets of America are G. niger, G. neglectus, and others. Balm cricket. See under Balm. Cricket bird, a small European bird (Silvia locustella); -- called also grasshopper warbler. Cricket frog, a small American tree frog (Acris gryllus); -- so called from its chirping.
Acritan
Acritan Ac"ri*tan, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Acrita. -- n. An individual of the Acrita.
Acrite
Acrite Ac"rite, a. (Zo["o]l.) Acritan. --Owen.
Acritude
Acritude Ac"ri*tude, n. [L. acritudo, from acer sharp.] Acridity; pungency joined with heat. [Obs.]
Alacrify
Alacrify A*lac"ri*fy, v. t. [L. alacer, alacris, lively + -fly.] To rouse to action; to inspirit.
Alacriously
Alacriously A*lac"ri*ous*ly, adv. With alacrity; briskly.
Alacriousness
Alacriousness A*lac"ri*ous*ness, n. Alacrity. [Obs.] --Hammond.
Alacrity
Alacrity A*lac"ri*ty, n. [L. alacritas, fr. alacer lively, eager, prob. akin to Gr. ? to drive, Goth. aljan zeal.] A cheerful readiness, willingness, or promptitude; joyous activity; briskness; sprightliness; as, the soldiers advanced with alacrity to meet the enemy. I have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have. --Shak.
Ambulacriform
Ambulacriform Am`bu*la"cri*form, a. [Ambulacrum + -form] (Zo["o]l.) Having the form of ambulacra.
Antacrid
Antacrid Ant*ac"rid, a. [Pref. anti- + acrid.] Corrective of acrimony of the humors.
burnt sacrifice
Burnt Burnt, p. p. & a. Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun. Burnt ear, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See Smut. Burnt offering, something offered and burnt on an altar, as an atonement for sin; a sacrifice. The offerings of the Jews were a clean animal, as an ox, a calf, a goat, or a sheep; or some vegetable substance, as bread, or ears of wheat or barley. Called also burnt sacrifice. --[2 Sam. xxiv. 22.]
Diacritic
Diacritic Di`a*crit"ic, Diacritical Di`a*crit"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to separate, distinguish; dia` through + ? to separate. See Critic.] That separates or distinguishes; -- applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, [=a], [a^], ["a], [=o], [o^], etc. ``Diacritical points.' --Sir W. Jones. A glance at this typography will reveal great difficulties, which diacritical marks necessarily throw in the way of both printer and writer. --A. J. Ellis.
Diacritical
Diacritic Di`a*crit"ic, Diacritical Di`a*crit"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to separate, distinguish; dia` through + ? to separate. See Critic.] That separates or distinguishes; -- applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, [=a], [a^], ["a], [=o], [o^], etc. ``Diacritical points.' --Sir W. Jones. A glance at this typography will reveal great difficulties, which diacritical marks necessarily throw in the way of both printer and writer. --A. J. Ellis.
Exacritude
Exacritude Ex*acr"i*tude, n. [Cf. F. exactitude.] The quality of being exact; exactness.
Lacrimoso
Lacrimoso La`cri*mo"so, a. [It. See Lachrymose.] (Mus.) Plaintive; -- a term applied to a mournful or pathetic movement or style. --Moore.
Massacring
Massacre Mas"sa*cre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Massacred; p. pr. & vb. n. Massacring.] [Cf. F. massacrer. See Massacre, n.] To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter; -- limited to the killing of human beings. If James should be pleased to massacre them all, as Maximian had massacred the Theban legion. --Macaulay.
Myrcia acris
Bay rum Bay" rum" A fragrant liquid, used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. Note: The original bay rum, from the West Indies, is prepared, it is believed, by distillation from the leaves of the bayberry (Myrcia acris). The bay rum of the Pharmacop[oe]ia (spirit of myrcia) is prepared from oil of myrcia (bayberry), oil of orange peel, oil of pimento, alcohol, and water.
Pentacrinin
Pentacrinin Pen*tac"ri*nin, n. (Physiol. Chem.) A red and purple pigment found in certain crinoids of the genus Pentacrinus.
Pentacrinite
Pentacrinite Pen*tac"ri*nite, n. [Penta- + Gr. ? a lily.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of Pentacrinus.
Pentacrinoid
Pentacrinoid Pen*tac"ri*noid, n. [Pentacrinus + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) An immature comatula when it is still attached by a stem, and thus resembles a Pentacrinus.
Pentacrinus
Pentacrinus Pen*tac"ri*nus, n. [NL. See Penta-, and Crinum.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large, stalked crinoids, of which several species occur in deep water among the West Indies and elsewhere.
Pimenta acris
Bayberry Bay"ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle (Pimenta acris). (c) The fruit of Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; -- called also candleberry tree. Bayberry tallow, a fragrant green wax obtained from the bayberry or wax myrtle; -- called also myrtle wax.

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