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Formica fusca
Slave Slave, n. [Cf. F. esclave, D. slaaf, Dan. slave, sclave, Sw. slaf, all fr. G. sklave, MHG. also slave, from the national name of the Slavonians, or Sclavonians (in LL. Slavi or Sclavi), who were frequently made slaves by the Germans. See Slav.] 1. A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another. thou our slave, Our captive, at the public mill our drudge? --Milton. 2. One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition. 3. A drudge; one who labors like a slave. 4. An abject person; a wretch. --Shak. Slave ant (Zo["o]l.), any species of ants which is captured and enslaved by another species, especially Formica fusca of Europe and America, which is commonly enslaved by Formica sanguinea. Slave catcher, one who attempted to catch and bring back a fugitive slave to his master. Slave coast, part of the western coast of Africa to which slaves were brought to be sold to foreigners. Slave driver, one who superintends slaves at their work; hence, figuratively, a cruel taskmaster. Slave hunt. (a) A search after persons in order to reduce them to slavery. --Barth. (b) A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with bloodhounds. Slave ship, a vessel employed in the slave trade or used for transporting slaves; a slaver. Slave trade, the business of dealing in slaves, especially of buying them for transportation from their homes to be sold elsewhere. Slave trader, one who traffics in slaves. Syn: Bond servant; bondman; bondslave; captive; henchman; vassal; dependent; drudge. See Serf.
Fuscation
Fuscation Fus*ca"tion, n. [L. fuscare, fuscatum, to make dark, fr. fuscus dark.] A darkening; obscurity; obfuscation. [R.] --Blount.
Infuscate
Infuscate In*fus"cate, v. t. [L. infuscatus, p. p. of infuscare; pref. in- in + fuscare to make dark, fr. fuscus dark.] To darken; to make black; to obscure.
Infuscated
Infuscated In*fus"ca*ted, a. (Zo["o]l.) Darkened with a blackish tinge.
Infuscation
Infuscation In`fus*ca"tion, n. The act of darkening, or state of being dark; darkness; obscurity. --Johnson.
O fusca
Scoter Sco"ter, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia. Note: The European scoters are Oidemia nigra, called also black duck, black diver, surf duck; and the velvet, or double, scoter (O. fusca). The common American species are the velvet, or white-winged, scoter (O. Deglandi), called also velvet duck, white-wing, bull coot, white-winged coot; the black scoter (O. Americana), called also black coot, butterbill, coppernose; and the surf scoter, or surf duck (O. perspicillata), called also baldpate, skunkhead, horsehead, patchhead, pishaug, and spectacled coot. These birds are collectively called also coots. The females and young are called gray coots, and brown coots.
Obfuscate
Obfuscate Ob*fus"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obfuscated; p. pr. & vb. n. Obfuscating.] To darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to bewilder. His head, like a smokejack, the funnel unswept, and the ideas whirling round and round about in it, all obfuscated and darkened over with fuliginous matter. --Sterne. Clouds of passion which might obfuscate the intellects of meaner females. --Sir. W. Scott.
Obfuscate
Obfuscate Ob*fus"cate, a. [L. obfuscatus, p. p. of obfuscare to darken; ob (see Ob-) + fuscare, fuscatum, to darken, from fuscus dark.] Obfuscated; darkened; obscured. [Obs.] [Written also offuscate.] --Sir. T. Elyot.
Obfuscated
Obfuscate Ob*fus"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obfuscated; p. pr. & vb. n. Obfuscating.] To darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to bewilder. His head, like a smokejack, the funnel unswept, and the ideas whirling round and round about in it, all obfuscated and darkened over with fuliginous matter. --Sterne. Clouds of passion which might obfuscate the intellects of meaner females. --Sir. W. Scott.
Obfuscating
Obfuscate Ob*fus"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obfuscated; p. pr. & vb. n. Obfuscating.] To darken; to obscure; to becloud; hence, to confuse; to bewilder. His head, like a smokejack, the funnel unswept, and the ideas whirling round and round about in it, all obfuscated and darkened over with fuliginous matter. --Sterne. Clouds of passion which might obfuscate the intellects of meaner females. --Sir. W. Scott.
Obfuscation
Obfuscation Ob`fus*ca"tion, n. [L. obfuscatio.] The act of darkening or bewildering; the state of being darkened. ``Obfuscation of the cornea.' --E. Darwin.
offuscate
Obfuscate Ob*fus"cate, a. [L. obfuscatus, p. p. of obfuscare to darken; ob (see Ob-) + fuscare, fuscatum, to darken, from fuscus dark.] Obfuscated; darkened; obscured. [Obs.] [Written also offuscate.] --Sir. T. Elyot.
Offuscate
Offuscate Of*fus"cate, Offuscation Of`fus*ca`tion See Obfuscate, Obfuscation. [Obs.]
Offuscation
Offuscate Of*fus"cate, Offuscation Of`fus*ca`tion See Obfuscate, Obfuscation. [Obs.]
Oidemia fusca
Velvet Vel"vet, n. [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF. velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo; all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See Wool, and cf. Villous.] 1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back. 2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth. Cotton velvet, an imitation of velvet, made of cotton. Velvet cork, the best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic, and not woody or porous. Velvet crab a European crab (Portunus puber). When adult the black carapace is covered with a velvety pile. Called also lady crab, and velvet fiddler. Velvet dock (Bot.), the common mullein. Velvet duck. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large European sea duck, or scoter (Oidemia fusca). The adult male is glossy, velvety black, with a white speculum on each wing, and a white patch behind each eye. (b) The American whitewinged scoter. See Scoter. Velvet flower (Bot.), love-lies-bleeding. See under Love. Velvet grass (Bot.), a tall grass (Holcus lanatus) with velvety stem and leaves; -- called also soft grass. Velvet runner (Zo["o]l.), the water rail; -- so called from its quiet, stealthy manner of running. [Prov. Eng.] Velvet scoter. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Velvet duck, above. Velvet sponge. (Zo["o]l.) See under Sponge.
Oidemia fusca
Diver Div"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, dives. Divers and fishers for pearls. --Woodward. 2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business. ``A diver into causes.' --Sir H. Wotton. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving. Note: The northern diver (Urinator imber) is the loon; the black diver or velvet scoter (Oidemia fusca) is a sea duck. See Loon, and Scoter.

Meaning of Fusca from wikipedia

- Erfolg mit Fusca" [VW-daughter: Fusca success]. Der Stern (in German). Rudolf Augstein (39): 136. 19 September 1966. VW-Tochter: Erfolg mit Fusca, p. 137...
- Stemonitis fusca is a species of slime mold. It fruits in clusters on dead wood and has distinctive tall brown sporangia supported on slender stalks with...
- Cantharis fusca is a species of soldier beetle. C. fusca reaches a length of 10–15 millimetres (0.39–0.59 in). Except for parts of the head and thorax...
- Ceropegia fusca is a flowering plant in the genus Ceropegia (Apocynaceae). It is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it grows on Tenerife (especially...
- Malus fusca, with the common names Oregon crabapple and Pacific crabapple, is a North American species of crabapple. It is native to western North America...
- The Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) is a leopard subspecies widely distributed on the Indian subcontinent. The species Panthera pardus is listed...
- Nepenthes fusca /nɪˈpɛnθiːz ˈfʌskə/, or the dusky pitcher-plant, is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to Borneo. It is found throughout a wide altitudinal...
- Erythrina fusca is a species of flowering tree in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is known by many common names, including purple coraltree, gallito,...
- Egesina fusca is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Warren Samuel Fisher in 1925. Egesina fusca fusca (Fisher, 1925) Egesina...
- The canyon towhee (Melozone fusca) is a bird of the family P****erellidae. The taxonomy of the group of towhees to which this species belongs is debated...
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