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ToScale Scale, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scaled; p. pr. & vb. n.
To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also,
to grade or vary according to a scale or system.
Scaling his present bearing with his past. --Shak.
To scale, or scale down, a debt, wages, etc., to reduce
a debt, etc., according to a fixed ratio or scale. [U.S.] ToNutshell Nut"shell`, n.
1. The shell or hard external covering in which the kernel of
a nut is inclosed.
2. Hence, a thing of little compass, or of little value.
3. (Zo["o]l.) A shell of the genus Nucula.
To be, or lie, in a nutshell, to be within a small
compass; to admit of very brief or simple determination or
statement. ``The remedy lay in a nutshell.' --Macaulay. ToGapeseed Gape"seed`, n.
A person who looks or stares gapingly.
To buy, or sow, gapeseed, to stare idly or in idle
wonderment, instead of attending to business. ToPace Pace, n. [OE. pas, F. pas, from L. passus a step, pace,
orig., a stretching out of the feet in walking; cf. pandere,
passum, to spread, stretch; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf.
1. A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a
2. The length of a step in walking or marching, reckoned from
the heel of one foot to the heel of the other; -- used as
a unit in measuring distances; as, he advanced fifty
paces. ``The heigh of sixty pace .' --Chaucer.
Note: Ordinarily the pace is estimated at two and one half
linear feet; but in measuring distances be stepping,
the pace is extended to three feet (one yard) or to
three and three tenths feet (one fifth of a rod). The
regulation marching pace in the English and United
States armies is thirty inches for quick time, and
thirty-six inches for double time. The Roman pace
(passus) was from the heel of one foot to the heel of
the same foot when it next touched the ground, five
3. Manner of stepping or moving; gait; walk; as, the walk,
trot, canter, gallop, and amble are paces of the horse; a
swaggering pace; a quick pace. --Chaucer.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in
this petty pace from day to day. --Shak.
In the military schools of riding a variety of paces
are taught. --Walsh.
4. A slow gait; a footpace. [Obs.] --Chucer.
5. Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.
6. Any single movement, step, or procedure. [R.]
The first pace necessary for his majesty to make is
to fall into confidence with Spain. --Sir W.
7. (Arch.) A broad step or platform; any part of a floor
slightly raised above the rest, as around an altar, or at
the upper end of a hall.
8. (Weaving) A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the
warp in pacing the web.
Geometrical pace, the space from heel to heel between the
spot where one foot is set down and that where the same
foot is again set down, loosely estimated at five feet, or
by some at four feet and two fifths. See Roman pace in
the Note under def. 2. [Obs.]
To keep, or hold, pace with, to keep up with; to go as
fast as. ``In intellect and attainments he kept pace with
his age.' --Southey. ToChide Chide (ch[imac]d), v. t. [imp. Chid (ch[i^]d), or
Chode (ch[imac]d Obs.); p. p. Chidden, Chid; p. pr. &
vb. n. Chiding.] [AS. c[=i]dan; of unknown origin.]
1. To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with.
Upbraided, chid, and rated at. --Shak.
2. Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against.
The sea that chides the banks of England. --Shak.
To chide hither, chide from, or chide away, to cause to
come, or to drive away, by scolding or reproof.
Syn: To blame; rebuke; reprove; scold; censure; reproach;
reprehend; reprimand. ToGhost Ghost, n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS. g[=a]st
breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g?st spirit, soul, D.
geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased
person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a
The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. --Shak.
I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a
blessed ghost. --Coleridge.
3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a
phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the
ghost of an idea.
Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the
4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the
surfaces of one or more lenses.
Ghost moth (Zo["o]l.), a large European moth (Hepialus
humuli); so called from the white color of the male, and
the peculiar hovering flight; -- called also great
Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter;
(Theol.) the third person in the Trinity.
To give up or yield up the ghost, to die; to expire.
And he gave up the ghost full softly. --Chaucer.
Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered
unto his people. --Gen. xlix.
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