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ChantriesChantry Chant"ry, n.; pl. Chantries. [OF. chanterie, fr.
chanter to sing.]
1. An endowment or foundation for the chanting of masses and
offering of prayers, commonly for the founder.
2. A chapel or altar so endowed. --Cowell. CoquetriesCoquetry Co*quet"ry, n.; pl. Coquetries. [F. coquetterie.]
Attempts to attract admiration, notice, or love, for the mere
gratification of vanity; trifling in love. ``Little
affectations of coquetry.' --Addison. Dare-deviltriesDare-deviltry Dare"-dev`il*try, n; pl. Dare-deviltries.
Reckless mischief; the action of a dare-devil. DeviltriesDeviltry Dev"il*try, n.; pl. Deviltries.
Diabolical conduct; malignant mischief; devilry. --C. Reade. GallantriesGallantry Gal"lant*ry, n.; pl. Gallantries. [F. galanterie.]
1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery. [Archaic]
Guess the gallantry of our church by this . . . when
the desk whereon the priest read was inlaid with
plates of silver. --Fuller.
2. Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great
3. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense,
attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from
a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to
female virtue; intrigue.
4. Gallant persons, collectively. [R.]
Helenus, Antenor, and all the gallantry of Troy.
Syn: See Courage, and Heroism. IdolatriesIdolatry I*dol"a*try, n.; pl. Idolatries. [F. idol[^a]trie,
LL. idolatria, L. idololatria, Fr. Gr. ?; ? idol + ?
1. The worship of idols, images, or anything which is not
God; the worship of false gods.
His eye surveyed the dark idolatries Of alienated
2. Excessive attachment or veneration for anything; respect
or love which borders on adoration. --Shak. IndustriesIndustry In"dus*try, n.; pl. Industries. [L. industria, cf.
industrius diligent; of uncertain origin: cf. F. industrie.]
1. Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either
bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity;
-- opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays
debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.
We are more industrious than our forefathers,
because in the present times the funds destined for
the maintenance of industry are much greater in
proportion to those which are likely to be employed
in the maintenance of idleness, than they were two
or three centuries ago. --A. Smith.
2. Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business;
especially, one which employs much labor and capital and
is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the
iron industry; the cotton industry.
3. (Polit. Econ.) Human exertion of any kind employed for the
creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of
capital or wealth; labor.
Syn: Diligence; assiduity; perseverance; activity;
laboriousness; attention. See Diligence.
Junketries Jun"ket*ries, n. pl.
Knight-errantriesKnight-errantry Knight"-er`rant*ry, n.; pl.
The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice
of wandering in quest of adventures; chivalry; a quixotic or
romantic adventure or scheme. PaltriestPaltry Pal"try, a. [Compar. Paltrier; superl. Paltriest.]
[Cf. Prov. E. paltry refuse, rubbish, LG. paltering ragged,
palte, palter, a rag, a tatter, Dan. pialt, Sw. palta, pl.
Mean; vile; worthless; despicable; contemptible; pitiful;
trifling; as, a paltry excuse; paltry gold. --Cowper.
The paltry prize is hardly worth the cost. --Byron.
Syn: See Contemptible. PantriesPantry Pan"try, n.; pl. Pantries. [OE. pantrie, F.
paneterie, fr. panetier pantler, LL. panetarius baker,
panetus small loaf of bread, L. panis bread. Cf. Company,
An apartment or closet in which bread and other provisions
are kept. PastriesPastry Pas"try, n.; pl. Pastries.
1. The place where pastry is made. [Obs.] --Shak.
2. Articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of
paste, as pies, tarts, etc.
Pastry cook, one whose occupation is to make pastry; as,
the pastry cook of a hotel. PhratriesPhratry Phra"try, n.; pl. Phratries. [Gr. ?, ?.] (Gr.
A subdivision of a phyle, or tribe, in Athens. PleasantriesPleasantry Pleas"ant*ry, n.; pl. Pleasantries. [F.
plaisanterie. See Pleasant.]
That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor;
cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable
playfulness in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark;
The grave abound in pleasantries, the dull in repartees
and points of wit. --Addison.
The keen observation and ironical pleasantry of a
finished man of the world. --Macaulay. TapestriesTapestry Tap"es*try, n.; pl. Tapestries. [F. tapissere, fr.
tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr.
tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete
carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. Tapis, Tippet.]
A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or
other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less
pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the
like. The term is also applied to different kinds of
Tapestry carpet, a kind of carpet, somewhat resembling
Brussels, in which the warp is printed before weaving, so
as to produce the figure in the cloth.
Tapestry moth. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Carpet moth, under
Carpet. -triesBaptistery Bap"tis*ter*y,Baptistry Bap"tis*try, n.; pl.
Baptisteries, -tries (?). [L. baptisterium, Gr. ?: cf. F.
(a) In early times, a separate building, usually
polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches
were often changed into baptisteries when larger
churches were built near.
(b) A part of a church containing a font and used for
baptismal services. UnpleasantriesUnpleasantry Un*pleas"ant*ry, n.; pl. Unpleasantries.
1. Want of pleasantry. [R.]
2. A state of disagreement; a falling out. --Thackeray. VestriesVestry Ves"try, n.; pl. Vestries. [OE. vestrye, F.
vestiaire, L. vestiarium, fr. vestiarius belonging to
clothes, fr. vestis a garment. See Vest, n., and cf.
1. A room appendant to a church, in which sacerdotal
vestments and sacred utensils are sometimes kept, and
where meetings for worship or parish business are held; a
sacristy; -- formerly called revestiary.
He said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring
forth vestments for all the worshipers of Baal. --2
Kings x. 22.
2. (Ch. of Eng.) A parochial assembly; an assembly of persons
who manage parochial affairs; -- so called because usually
held in a vestry.
3. (Prot. Epis. Ch.) A body, composed of wardens and
vestrymen, chosen annually by a parish to manage its
Metropolitan vestry, in the city of London, and certain
specified parishes and places in England, a body composed
of householders who pay poor rates. Its duties include the
repair of churches, care of highways, the appointment of
certain officers, etc.
Select vestry, a select number of persons chosen in large
and populous English parishes to represent and manage the
concerns of the parish for one year. --Mozley & W.
Vestry board (Ch. of Eng.), a vestry. See def. 2, above.
Vestry clerk, an officer chosen by the vestry, who keeps a
record of its proceedings; also, in England, one who keeps
the parish accounts and books.
Vestry meeting, the meeting of a vestry or vestry board;
also, a meeting of a parish held in a vestry or other
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