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At the last gaspGasp Gasp, n.
The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the
breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the
At the last gasp, at the point of death. --Addison. Bee larkspurBee larkspur Bee" lark`spur
(Bot.) See Larkspur. Bone laceLace Lace (l[=a]s), n. [OE. las, OF. laz, F. lacs, dim. lacet,
fr. L. laqueus noose, snare; prob. akin to lacere to entice.
Cf. Delight, Elicit, Lasso, Latchet.]
1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven;
a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through
eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding
together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt,
His hat hung at his back down by a lace. --Chaucer.
For striving more, the more in laces strong Himself
he tied. --Spenser.
2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a
net. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
3. A fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc.,
often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of
thread, much worn as an ornament of dress.
Our English dames are much given to the wearing of
4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old
Alencon lace, a kind of point lace, entirely of needlework,
first made at Alencon in France, in the 17th century. It
is very durable and of great beauty and cost.
Bone lace, Brussels lace, etc. See under Bone,
Gold lace, or Silver lace, lace having warp threads of
silk, or silk and cotton, and a weft of silk threads
covered with gold (or silver), or with gilt.
Lace leather, thin, oil-tanned leather suitable for cutting
into lacings for machine belts.
Lace lizard (Zo["o]l.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard
(Hydrosaurus giganteus), allied to the monitors.
Lace paper, paper with an openwork design in imitation of
Lace piece (Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which
supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a
Lace pillow, & Pillow lace. See under Pillow. Book of the Law of MosesPentateuch Pen"ta*teuch, n. [L. pentateuchus, Gr. ?; ? (see
Penta-) + ? a tool, implement, a book, akin to ? to
prepare, make ready, and perh. to E. text. See Five, and
The first five books of the Old Testament, collectively; --
called also the Law of Moses, Book of the Law of Moses,
etc. Cayenne lapwingTerutero Ter`u*ter"o, n. [Probably so named from its city.]
The South American lapwing (Vanellus Cayennensis). Its
wings are furnished with short spurs. Called also Cayenne
lapwing. Daphne LaureolaWood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG.
witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. &
Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.]
1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove;
-- frequently used in the plural.
Light thickens, and the crow Makes wing to the rooky
2. The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous
substance which composes the body of a tree and its
branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber. ``To
worship their own work in wood and stone for gods.'
3. (Bot.) The fibrous material which makes up the greater
part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby
plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems.
It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of
various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands
called silver grain.
Note: Wood consists chiefly of the carbohydrates cellulose
and lignin, which are isomeric with starch.
4. Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.
Wood acid, Wood vinegar (Chem.), a complex acid liquid
obtained in the dry distillation of wood, and containing
large quantities of acetic acid; hence, specifically,
acetic acid. Formerly called pyroligneous acid.
Wood anemone (Bot.), a delicate flower (Anemone nemorosa)
of early spring; -- also called windflower. See Illust.
Wood ant (Zo["o]l.), a large ant (Formica rufa) which
lives in woods and forests, and constructs large nests.
Wood apple (Bot.). See Elephant apple, under Elephant.
Wood baboon (Zo["o]l.), the drill.
Wood betony. (Bot.)
(a) Same as Betony.
(b) The common American lousewort (Pedicularis
Canadensis), a low perennial herb with yellowish or
Wood borer. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The larva of any one of numerous species of boring
beetles, esp. elaters, longicorn beetles,
buprestidans, and certain weevils. See Apple borer,
under Apple, and Pine weevil, under Pine.
(b) The larva of any one of various species of
lepidopterous insects, especially of the clearwing
moths, as the peach-tree borer (see under Peach),
and of the goat moths.
(c) The larva of various species of hymenopterous of the
tribe Urocerata. See Tremex.
(d) Any one of several bivalve shells which bore in wood,
as the teredos, and species of Xylophaga.
(e) Any one of several species of small Crustacea, as the
Limnoria, and the boring amphipod (Chelura
Wood carpet, a kind of floor covering made of thin pieces
of wood secured to a flexible backing, as of cloth.
Wood cell (Bot.), a slender cylindrical or prismatic cell
usually tapering to a point at both ends. It is the
principal constituent of woody fiber.
Wood choir, the choir, or chorus, of birds in the woods.
Wood coal, charcoal; also, lignite, or brown coal.
Wood cricket (Zo["o]l.), a small European cricket
Wood culver (Zo["o]l.), the wood pigeon.
Wood cut, an engraving on wood; also, a print from such an
Wood dove (Zo["o]l.), the stockdove.
Wood drink, a decoction or infusion of medicinal woods.
Wood duck (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A very beautiful American duck (Aix sponsa). The
male has a large crest, and its plumage is varied with
green, purple, black, white, and red. It builds its
nest in trees, whence the name. Called also bridal
duck, summer duck, and wood widgeon.
(b) The hooded merganser.
(c) The Australian maned goose (Chlamydochen jubata).
Wood echo, an echo from the wood.
(a) An engraver on wood.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any of several species of small beetles
whose larv[ae] bore beneath the bark of trees, and
excavate furrows in the wood often more or less
resembling coarse engravings; especially, Xyleborus
(a) The act or art engraving on wood; xylography.
(b) An engraving on wood; a wood cut; also, a print from
such an engraving.
Wood fern. (Bot.) See Shield fern, under Shield.
(a) (Bot.) Fibrovascular tissue.
(b) Wood comminuted, and reduced to a powdery or dusty
Wood fretter (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
beetles whose larv[ae] bore in the wood, or beneath the
bark, of trees.
Wood frog (Zo["o]l.), a common North American frog (Rana
sylvatica) which lives chiefly in the woods, except
during the breeding season. It is drab or yellowish brown,
with a black stripe on each side of the head.
Wood germander. (Bot.) See under Germander.
Wood god, a fabled sylvan deity.
Wood grass. (Bot.) See under Grass.
Wood grouse. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The capercailzie.
(b) The spruce partridge. See under Spruce.
Wood guest (Zo["o]l.), the ringdove. [Prov. Eng.]
Wood hen. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of Old World short-winged
rails of the genus Ocydromus, including the weka and
(b) The American woodcock.
Wood hoopoe (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old
World arboreal birds belonging to Irrisor and allied
genera. They are closely allied to the common hoopoe, but
have a curved beak, and a longer tail.
Wood ibis (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large,
long-legged, wading birds belonging to the genus
Tantalus. The head and neck are naked or scantily
covered with feathers. The American wood ibis (Tantalus
loculator) is common in Florida.
Wood lark (Zo["o]l.), a small European lark (Alauda
arborea), which, like, the skylark, utters its notes
while on the wing. So called from its habit of perching on
Wood laurel (Bot.), a European evergreen shrub (Daphne
Wood leopard (Zo["o]l.), a European spotted moth (Zeuzera
[ae]sculi) allied to the goat moth. Its large fleshy
larva bores in the wood of the apple, pear, and other
Wood lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley.
Wood lock (Naut.), a piece of wood close fitted and
sheathed with copper, in the throating or score of the
pintle, to keep the rudder from rising.
Wood louse (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial isopod
Crustacea belonging to Oniscus, Armadillo, and
related genera. See Sow bug, under Sow, and Pill
bug, under Pill.
(b) Any one of several species of small, wingless,
pseudoneuropterous insects of the family Psocid[ae],
which live in the crevices of walls and among old
books and papers. Some of the species are called also
book lice, and deathticks, or deathwatches.
Wood mite (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous small mites of
the family Oribatid[ae]. They are found chiefly in
woods, on tree trunks and stones.
Wood mote. (Eng. Law)
(a) Formerly, the forest court.
(b) The court of attachment.
Wood nettle. (Bot.) See under Nettle.
Wood nightshade (Bot.), woody nightshade.
Wood nut (Bot.), the filbert.
Wood nymph. (a) A nymph inhabiting the woods; a fabled
goddess of the woods; a dryad. ``The wood nymphs, decked
with daisies trim.' --Milton.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of handsomely
colored moths belonging to the genus Eudryas. The
larv[ae] are bright-colored, and some of the species,
as Eudryas grata, and E. unio, feed on the leaves
of the grapevine.
(c) (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of handsomely
colored South American humming birds belonging to the
genus Thalurania. The males are bright blue, or
green and blue.
Wood offering, wood burnt on the altar.
We cast the lots . . . for the wood offering. --Neh.
Wood oil (Bot.), a resinous oil obtained from several East
Indian trees of the genus Dipterocarpus, having
properties similar to those of copaiba, and sometimes
substituted for it. It is also used for mixing paint. See
Wood opal (Min.), a striped variety of coarse opal, having
some resemblance to wood.
Wood paper, paper made of wood pulp. See Wood pulp,
Wood pewee (Zo["o]l.), a North American tyrant flycatcher
(Contopus virens). It closely resembles the pewee, but
Wood pie (Zo["o]l.), any black and white woodpecker,
especially the European great spotted woodpecker.
Wood pigeon. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of numerous species of Old World pigeons
belonging to Palumbus and allied genera of the
(b) The ringdove.
Wood puceron (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse.
Wood pulp (Technol.), vegetable fiber obtained from the
poplar and other white woods, and so softened by digestion
with a hot solution of alkali that it can be formed into
sheet paper, etc. It is now produced on an immense scale.
Wood quail (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East
Indian crested quails belonging to Rollulus and allied
genera, as the red-crested wood quail (R. roulroul), the
male of which is bright green, with a long crest of red
Wood rabbit (Zo["o]l.), the cottontail.
Wood rat (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of American
wild rats of the genus Neotoma found in the Southern
United States; -- called also bush rat. The Florida wood
rat (Neotoma Floridana) is the best-known species.
Wood reed grass (Bot.), a tall grass (Cinna arundinacea)
growing in moist woods.
Wood reeve, the steward or overseer of a wood. [Eng.]
Wood rush (Bot.), any plant of the genus Luzula,
differing from the true rushes of the genus Juncus
chiefly in having very few seeds in each capsule.
Wood sage (Bot.), a name given to several labiate plants of
the genus Teucrium. See Germander.
Wood screw, a metal screw formed with a sharp thread, and
usually with a slotted head, for insertion in wood.
Wood sheldrake (Zo["o]l.), the hooded merganser.
Wood shock (Zo["o]l.), the fisher. See Fisher, 2.
Wood shrike (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Old
World singing birds belonging to Grallina,
Collyricincla, Prionops, and allied genera, common in
India and Australia. They are allied to the true shrikes,
but feed upon both insects and berries.
Wood snipe. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The American woodcock.
(b) An Asiatic snipe (Gallinago nemoricola).
Wood soot, soot from burnt wood.
Wood sore. (Zo["o]l.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
Wood sorrel (Bot.), a plant of the genus Oxalis (Oxalis
Acetosella), having an acid taste. See Illust. (a) of
Wood spirit. (Chem.) See Methyl alcohol, under Methyl.
Wood stamp, a carved or engraved block or stamp of wood,
for impressing figures or colors on fabrics.
Wood star (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
South American humming birds belonging to the genus
Calothorax. The male has a brilliant gorget of blue,
purple, and other colors.
Wood sucker (Zo["o]l.), the yaffle.
Wood swallow (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Old
World passerine birds belonging to the genus Artamus and
allied genera of the family Artamid[ae]. They are common
in the East Indies, Asia, and Australia. In form and
habits they resemble swallows, but in structure they
resemble shrikes. They are usually black above and white
Wood tapper (Zo["o]l.), any woodpecker.
Wood tar. See under Tar.
Wood thrush, (Zo["o]l.)
(a) An American thrush (Turdus mustelinus) noted for the
sweetness of its song. See under Thrush.
(b) The missel thrush.
Wood tick. See in Vocabulary.
Wood tin. (Min.). See Cassiterite.
Wood titmouse (Zo["o]l.), the goldcgest.
Wood tortoise (Zo["o]l.), the sculptured tortoise. See
Wood vine (Bot.), the white bryony.
Wood vinegar. See Wood acid, above.
Wood warbler. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of numerous species of American warblers of
the genus Dendroica. See Warbler.
(b) A European warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix); --
called also green wren, wood wren, and yellow
Wood worm (Zo["o]l.), a larva that bores in wood; a wood
Wood wren. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The wood warbler.
(b) The willow warbler. de Laval turbineTurbine Tur"bine, n.
A form of steam engine analogous in construction and action
to the water turbine. There are practically only two distinct
kinds, and they are typified in the de Laval and the Parsons
and Curtis turbines. The
de Laval turbine is an impulse turbine, in which steam
impinges upon revolving blades from a flared nozzle. The
flare of the nozzle causes expansion of the steam, and
hence changes its pressure energy into kinetic energy. An
enormous velocity (30,000 revolutions per minute in the 5
H. P. size) is requisite for high efficiency, and the
machine has therefore to be geared down to be of practical
use. Some recent development of this type include turbines
formed of several de Laval elements compounded as in the
ordinary expansion engine. The
Parsons turbine is an impulse-and-reaction turbine, usually
of the axial type. The steam is constrained to pass
successively through alternate rows of fixed and moving
blades, being expanded down to a condenser pressure of
about 1 lb. per square inch absolute. The
Curtis turbine is somewhat simpler than the Parsons, and
consists of elements each of which has at least two rows
of moving blades and one row of stationary. The bucket
velocity is lowered by fractional velocity reduction. Both
the Parsons and Curtis turbines are suitable for driving
dynamos and steamships directly. In efficiency, lightness,
and bulk for a given power, they compare favorably with
Duchesse lace Du`chesse" lace
A beautiful variety of Brussels pillow lace made originally
in Belgium and resembling Honiton guipure. It is worked with
fine thread in large sprays, usually of the primrose pattern,
with much raised work.
E lanceolatusHorseman Horse"man, n.; pl. Horsemen.
1. A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of
horses; a mounted man.
2. (Mil.) A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.
(a) A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the
coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running
(b) A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the
light-horseman (E. lanceolatus). Engine lathe 3. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for
separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; --
called also lay and batten.
Blanchard lathe, a lathe for turning irregular forms after
a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
Drill lathe, or Speed lathe, a small lathe which, from
its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
Engine lathe, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has
an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring
metals, cutting screws, etc.
Foot lathe, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by
Geometric lathe. See under Geometric
Hand lathe, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe
without an automatic feed for the tool.
Slide lathe, an engine lathe.
Throw lathe, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the
cutting tool is held in the other. Engine latheEngine En"gine, n. [F. engin skill, machine, engine, L.
ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of
gignere to produce. See Genius, and cf. Ingenious, Gin
1. (Pronounced, in this sense, ????.) Natural capacity;
ability; skill. [Obs.]
A man hath sapiences three, Memory, engine, and
intellect also. --Chaucer.
2. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or
contrivance; an agent. --Shak.
You see the ways the fisherman doth take To catch
the fish; what engines doth he make? --Bunyan.
Their promises, enticements, oaths, tokens, and all
these engines of lust. --Shak.
3. Any instrument by which any effect is produced;
especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.
``Terrible engines of death.' --Sir W. Raleigh.
4. (Mach.) A compound machine by which any physical power is
applied to produce a given physical effect.
Engine driver, one who manages an engine; specifically, the
engineer of a locomotive.
Engine lathe. (Mach.) See under Lathe.
Engine tool, a machine tool. --J. Whitworth.
Engine turning (Fine Arts), a method of ornamentation by
means of a rose engine.
Note: The term engine is more commonly applied to massive
machines, or to those giving power, or which produce
some difficult result. Engines, as motors, are
distinguished according to the source of power, as
steam engine, air engine, electro-magnetic engine; or
the purpose on account of which the power is applied,
as fire engine, pumping engine, locomotive engine; or
some peculiarity of construction or operation, as
single-acting or double-acting engine, high-pressure or
low-pressure engine, condensing engine, etc. Free lanceLance Lance, n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea; cf. Gr.
?. Cf. Launch.]
1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and
a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and
often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or
harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
A braver soldier never couched lance. --Shak.
2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the
mold in casting a shell.
4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece
of ordnance and forces it home.
5. (Pyrotech.) One of the small paper cases filled with
combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a
Free lance, in the Middle Ages, and subsequently, a knight
or roving soldier, who was free to engage for any state or
commander that purchased his services; hence, a person who
assails institutions or opinions on his own responsibility
without regard to party lines or deference to authority.
Lance bucket (Cavalry), a socket attached to a saddle or
stirrup strap, in which to rest the but of a lance.
Lance corporal, same as Lancepesade.
Lance knight, a lansquenet. --B. Jonson.
Lance snake (Zo["o]l.), the fer-de-lance.
Stink-fire lance (Mil.), a kind of fuse filled with a
composition which burns with a suffocating odor; -- used
in the counter operations of miners.
To break a lance, to engage in a tilt or contest. incandescence lamp, contained in a vacuum, and heated to incandescence by an
electric current, as in the Edison lamp; -- called also
incandescence lamp, and glowlamp.
Indo-do-Chinese languages In`do-do-Chinese languages
A family of languages, mostly of the isolating type, although
some are agglutinative, spoken in the great area extending
from northern India in the west to Formosa in the east and
from Central Asia in the north to the Malay Peninsula in the
Inflective languageInflective In*flect"ive, a.
1. Capable of, or pertaining to, inflection; deflecting; as,
the inflective quality of the air. --Derham.
2. (Gram.) Inflectional; characterized by variation, or
change in form, to mark case, tense, etc.; subject to
Inflective language (Philol.), a language like the Greek or
Latin, consisting largely of stems with variable
terminations or suffixes which were once independent
words. English is both agglutinative, as, manlike,
headache, and inflective, as, he, his, him. Cf.
Agglutinative. Late LatinLatin Lat"in, n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman.
2. The language of the ancient Romans.
3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into
Latin. [Obs.] --Ascham.
4. (Eccl.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Dog Latin, barbarous Latin; a jargon in imitation of Latin;
as, the log Latin of schoolboys.
Late Latin, Low Latin, terms used indifferently to
designate the latest stages of the Latin language; low
Latin (and, perhaps, late Latin also), including the
barbarous coinages from the French, German, and other
languages into a Latin form made after the Latin had
become a dead language for the people.
Law Latin, that kind of late, or low, Latin, used in
statutes and legal instruments; -- often barbarous. Limb of the lawLimb Limb (l[i^]m), n. [OE. lim, AS. lim; akin to Icel. limr
limb, lim branch of a tree, Sw. & Dan. lem limb; cf. also AS.
li[eth], OHG. lid, gilid, G. glied, Goth. li[thorn]us. Cf.
1. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and
separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.
2. An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of
A second Hector for his grim aspect, And large
proportion of his strong-knit limbs. --Shak.
3. A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or
attachment to, something else. --Shak.
That little limb of the devil has cheated the
gallows. --Sir W.
4. An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
Limb of the law, a lawyer or an officer of the law.
[Colloq.] --Landor. Lisle laceLisle Lisle (l[imac]l), n.
A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures.
Lisle glove, a fine summer glove, made of Lisle thread.
Lisle lace, a fine handmade lace, made at Lisle.
Lisle thread, a hard twisted cotton thread, originally
produced at Lisle.
Macrame lace Mac"ra*me lace"
A coarse lace made of twine, used especially in decorating
Magpie larkMagpie Mag"pie, n. [OE. & Prov. E. magot pie, maggoty pie, fr.
Mag, Maggot, equiv. to Margaret, and fr. F. Marquerite, and
common name of the magpie. Marguerite is fr. L. margarita
pearl, Gr. ?, prob. of Eastern origin. See Pie magpie, and
cf. the analogous names Tomtit, and Jackdaw.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of the genus Pica and related
genera, allied to the jays, but having a long graduated tail.
Note: The common European magpie (Pica pica, or P.
caudata) is a black and white noisy and mischievous
bird. It can be taught to speak. The American magpie
(P. Hudsonica) is very similar. The yellow-belled
magpie (P. Nuttalli) inhabits California. The blue
magpie (Cyanopolius Cooki) inhabits Spain. Other
allied species are found in Asia. The Tasmanian and
Australian magpies are crow shrikes, as the white
magpie (Gymnorhina organicum), the black magpie
(Strepera fuliginosa), and the Australian magpie
Magpie lark (Zo["o]l.), a common Australian bird (Grallina
picata), conspicuously marked with black and white; --
called also little magpie.
Magpie moth (Zo["o]l.), a black and white European
geometrid moth (Abraxas grossulariata); the harlequin
moth. Its larva feeds on currant and gooseberry bushes. Maine lawMaine Maine, n.
One of the New England States.
Maine law, any law prohibiting the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating beverages, esp. one resembling that enacted
in the State of Maine. Marine law Marine engine (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a
Marine glue. See under Glue.
Marine insurance, insurance against the perils of the sea,
including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry.
Marine interest, interest at any rate agreed on for money
lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds.
Marine law. See under Law.
Marine league, three geographical miles.
Marine metal, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made
for sheathing ships. --Mc Elrath.
Marine soap, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being
quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard.
Marine store, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are
bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.] Maritime lawMaritime Mar"i*time, a. [L. maritimus, fr. mare the sea: cf.
F. maritime. See Mere a pool.]
1. Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with
the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and
commerce or a navy; as, maritime states. ``A maritime
2. Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to
navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce
by sea. ``Maritime service.' --Sir H. Wotton.
Maritime law. See Law.
Maritime loan, a loan secured by bottomry or respodentia
Martime nations, nations having seaports, and using the sea
more or less for war or commerce. Mousseline de laineMousseline Mousse`line", n. [F.]
Mousseline de laine. [F., muslin of wool.] Muslin delaine.
See under Muslin.
Mousseline glass, a kind of thin blown glassware, such as
Pipelayer Pipe"lay`er, n., or Pipe layer Pipe" lay`er
1. One who lays conducting pipes in the ground, as for water,
2. (Polit. Cant) A politician who works in secret; -- in this
sense, usually written as one word. [U.S.]
Pipelaying Pipe"lay`ing, n., or Pipe laying Pipe" lay`ing
1. The laying of conducting pipes underground, as for water,
2. (Polit. Cant) The act or method of making combinations for
personal advantage secretly or slyly; -- in this sense,
usually written as one word. [U.S.]
Rose lake Rose de Pompadour, Rose du Barry, names succesively given
to a delicate rose color used on S[`e]vres porcelain.
Rose diamond, a diamond, one side of which is flat, and the
other cut into twenty-four triangular facets in two ranges
which form a convex face pointed at the top. Cf.
Rose ear. See under Ear.
Rose elder (Bot.), the Guelder-rose.
Rose engine, a machine, or an appendage to a turning lathe,
by which a surface or wood, metal, etc., is engraved with
a variety of curved lines. --Craig.
Rose family (Bot.) the Rosece[ae]. See Rosaceous.
Rose fever (Med.), rose cold.
Rose fly (Zo["o]l.), a rose betle, or rose chafer.
Rose gall (Zo["o]l.), any gall found on rosebushes. See
Rose knot, a ribbon, or other pliade band plaited so as to
resemble a rose; a rosette.
Rose lake, Rose madder, a rich tint prepared from lac and
madder precipitated on an earthy basis. --Fairholt.
Rose mallow. (Bot.)
(a) A name of several malvaceous plants of the genus
Hibiscus, with large rose-colored flowers.
(b) the hollyhock.
Rose nail, a nail with a convex, faceted head.
Rose noble, an ancient English gold coin, stamped with the
figure of a rose, first struck in the reign of Edward
III., and current at 6s. 8d. --Sir W. Scott.
Rose of China. (Bot.) See China rose
(b), under China.
Rose of Jericho (Bot.), a Syrian cruciferous plant
(Anastatica Hierochuntica) which rolls up when dry, and
expands again when moistened; -- called also resurrection
Rose of Sharon (Bot.), an ornamental malvaceous shrub
(Hibiscus Syriacus). In the Bible the name is used for
some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or
possibly the great lotus flower.
Rose oil (Chem.), the yellow essential oil extracted from
various species of rose blossoms, and forming the chief
part of attar of roses.
Rose pink, a pigment of a rose color, made by dyeing chalk
or whiting with a decoction of Brazil wood and alum; also,
the color of the pigment.
Rose quartz (Min.), a variety of quartz which is rose-red.
Rose rash. (Med.) Same as Roseola.
Rose slug (Zo["o]l.), the small green larva of a black
sawfly (Selandria ros[ae]). These larv[ae] feed in
groups on the parenchyma of the leaves of rosebushes, and
are often abundant and very destructive.
Rose window (Arch.), a circular window filled with
ornamental tracery. Called also Catherine wheel, and
marigold window. Cf. wheel window, under Wheel.
Summer rose (Med.), a variety of roseola. See Roseola.
Under the rose [a translation of L. sub rosa], in secret;
privately; in a manner that forbids disclosure; -- the
rose being among the ancients the symbol of secrecy, and
hung up at entertainments as a token that nothing there
said was to be divulged.
Wars of the Roses (Eng. Hist.), feuds between the Houses of
York and Lancaster, the white rose being the badge of the
House of York, and the red rose of the House of Lancaster. Shore larkShore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran,
and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin
to OD. schoore, schoor. See Shear, v. t.]
The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an
ocean, lake, or large river.
Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,
Is come shore. --Shak.
The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser.
In shore, near the shore. --Marryat.
On shore. See under On.
Shore birds (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various
limicoline birds found on the seashore.
Shore crab (Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or
between tides, especially any one of various species of
grapsoid crabs, as Heterograpsus nudus of California.
Shore lark (Zo["o]l.), a small American lark (Otocoris
alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on
the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark
brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow
local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black
streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear
tufts. Called also horned lark.
Shore plover (Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover
(Esacus magnirostris). It lives on the seashore, and
feeds on crustaceans, etc.
Shore teetan (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit (Anthus
obscurus). [Prov. Eng.] Simple larcenyLarceny Lar"ce*ny, n.; pl. Larcenies. [F. larcin, OE.
larrecin, L. latrocinium, fr. latro robber, mercenary, hired
servant; cf. Gr. (?) hired servant. Cf. Latrociny.] (Law)
The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with
intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf.
Grand larceny & Petit larceny are distinctions having
reference to the nature or value of the property stolen.
They are abolished in England.
Mixed, or Compound, larceny, that which, under statute,
includes in it the aggravation of a taking from a building
or the person.
Simple larceny, that which is not accompanied with any
aggravating circumstances. Simple larceny 12. (Min.) Homogenous.
13. (Zo["o]l.) Consisting of a single individual or zooid;
as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.
Simple contract (Law), any contract, whether verbal or
written, which is not of record or under seal. --J. W.
Simple equation (Alg.), an eqyation containing but one
unknown quantity, and that quantity only in the first
Simple eye (Zo["o]l.), an eye having a single lens; --
opposed to compound eye.
Simple interest. See under Interest.
Simple larceny. (Law) See under Larceny.
Simple obligation (Rom. Law), an obligation which does not
depend for its execution upon any event provided for by
the parties, or is not to become void on the happening of
any such event. --Burrill.
Syn: Single; uncompounded; unmingled; unmixed; mere;
uncombined; elementary; plain; artless; sincere;
harmless; undesigning; frank; open; unaffected;
inartificial; unadorned; credulous; silly; foolish;
Usage: Simple, Silly. One who is simple is sincere,
unaffected, and inexperienced in duplicity, -- hence
liable to be duped. A silly person is one who is
ignorant or weak and also self-confident; hence, one
who shows in speech and act a lack of good sense.
Simplicity is incompatible with duplicity, artfulness,
or vanity, while silliness is consistent with all
three. Simplicity denotes lack of knowledge or of
guile; silliness denotes want of judgment or right
purpose, a defect of character as well as of
I am a simple woman, much too weak To oppose
your cunning. --Shak.
He is the companion of the silliest people in
their most silly pleasure; he is ready for every
impertinent entertainment and diversion. --Law.
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