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Anglican An"gli*can, n.
1. A member of the Church of England.
Whether Catholics, Anglicans, or Calvinists.
2. In a restricted sense, a member of the High Church party,
or of the more advanced ritualistic section, in the Church
AnglicanAnglican An"gli*can, a. [Angli the Angles, a Germanic tribe in
Lower Germany. Cf. English.]
1. English; of or pertaining to England or the English
nation; especially, pertaining to, or connected with, the
established church of England; as, the Anglican church,
doctrine, orders, ritual, etc.
2. Pertaining to, characteristic of, or held by, the high
church party of the Church of England.
Anglicanism An"gli*can*ism, n.
1. Strong partiality to the principles and rites of the
Church of England.
2. The principles of the established church of England; also,
in a restricted sense, the doctrines held by the
3. Attachment to England or English institutions.
Genista AnglicaWhin Whin, n. [W. chwyn weeds, a single weed.]
(a) Gorse; furze. See Furze.
Through the whins, and by the cairn. --Burns.
(b) Woad-waxed. --Gray.
2. Same as Whinstone. [Prov. Eng.]
Moor whin or Petty whin (Bot.), a low prickly shrub
(Genista Anglica) common in Western Europe.
Whin bruiser, a machine for cutting and bruising whin, or
furze, to feed cattle on.
Whin Sparrow (Zo["o]l.), the hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]
Whin Thrush (Zo["o]l.), the redwing. [Prov. Eng.] Genista AnglicaNeedle Nee"dle, n. [OE. nedle, AS. n?dl; akin to D. neald, OS.
n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l,
Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n["a]hen to sew, OHG.
n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ?, and perh. to E. snare: cf.
Gael. & Ir. snathad needle, Gael. snath thread, G. schnur
1. A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end,
with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
Note: In some needles(as for sewing machines) the eye is at
the pointed end, but in ordinary needles it is at the
2. See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.
3. A slender rod or wire used in knitting; a knitting needle;
also, a hooked instrument which carries the thread or
twine, and by means of which knots or loops are formed in
the process of netting, knitting, or crocheting.
4. (Bot.) One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine
trees. See Pinus.
5. Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed
crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
Dipping needle. See under Dipping.
Needle bar, the reciprocating bar to which the needle of a
sewing machine is attached.
Needle beam (Arch.), to shoring, the horizontal cross
timber which goes through the wall or a pier, and upon
which the weight of the wall rests, when a building is
shored up to allow of alterations in the lower part.
Needle furze (Bot.), a prickly leguminous plant of Western
Europe; the petty whin (Genista Anglica).
Needle gun, a firearm loaded at the breech with a cartridge
carrying its own fulminate, which is exploded by driving a
slender needle, or pin, into it.
Needle loom (Weaving), a loom in which the weft thread is
carried through the shed by a long eye-pointed needle
instead of by a shuttle.
Needle ore (Min.), acicular bismuth; a sulphide of bismuth,
lead, and copper occuring in acicular crystals; -- called
Needle shell (Zo["o]l.), a sea urchin.
Needle spar (Min.), aragonite.
Needle telegraph, a telegraph in which the signals are
given by the deflections of a magnetic needle to the right
or to the left of a certain position.
Sea needle (Zo["o]l.), the garfish.
Pan-Anglican Pan`-An"gli*can, a. [Pan- + Anglican.] (Eccl.)
Belonging to, or representing, the whole Church of England;
used less strictly, to include the Protestant Episcopal
Church of the United States; as, the Pan-Anglican Conference
at Lambeth, in 1888.
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