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rated with nitroglycerin.

dy^na-mo, darna-mo, n. ISec. A ma-
chine for producing electricity by mechan-
ical action.

dy^nas-ty, dal'nas-ti, n. [-ties*, pi.] A
succession of sovereigns in one family.

— dy-nas'tic, -af, a.
dys^en-ter-y, dls'en-ter-i, n. Inflamma-
tion of the large intestine; diarrhea.— dyi"-
en*ter^ic, a. Pertaining to or suffering
from dysentery. dya^'^en-ter'ic-aU.

dys-pep^si-a, dis-pep'si-a, n. Difficnlt
or painful dig^on, generally chronic.

— dys-pei>^tic. I, a. Relating to, of
the nature of, or suffering from dyspep-
sia; tending to produce dyspepsia, dys-
pep'tic«a1t* II. n. A dyspeptic person.


E, e, t, n. [ees, E's, or ^, tz, pi.] The
fifth letter In the English alphabet.

eacb, tch. I. a. Being one of two or
more; every. II. pron. Every one in-
dividually; each one.

ea^S^er, t'ggr, a. Impatiently anxious for
something; intent; vehement.
— ea'ger-ly, adt>.— ea'ger-ness, n.

ea'gl(e, t'gl, n. 1. A very large diurnal
bird of prey. See illus. on following pa«?e.
2, A gold coin of the United States, vaJae

$10. 3. A Roman standard bearing the
image of an eagle.— ea'glet, I'glet, n. A
young eagle.
ear 1 , tr, n. 1 . The organ or sense of hear-
ing; attention; heed. 2. Any projecting

papd, gsk; at, air; el§mfint, they, usf ge; it, |, i (ee); o, oh; orator, or; full, rfile; but,

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Head and Talon
of an Eagle.

piece, handle, etc.— eai^lem, a. Destitate

or deprived of ears.— ear'mark^f «. A

mark of Identification, as

on an animal's ear.—

ear'rln»'', n. A pend-

ant worn at the ear.—

ear'vrlff^fn. An Insect

with homy wlng'covers

and a caudal forceps. g- . -<-3«

ear3,tr,n. A head, as of p :

wheat; spike of maize.
earl, firl, n. A member

of tiie British nobility

next above & viscount.

— earldom, n. The
dignity, prerogative, or
territory of an earl.

ear^ly, sr'li. I. a.
[eab'li-bb; eab'li-est.] Occurring among
the first in a series or sooner than is usual;
soon to occur. II. adv. At or near the be-
ginning of a period of time. — ear^li-neai, n.

earn, sm, vt. To gain as a recompense
for labor; merit— eam^ing, n. That
which Is earned; compensation; wages: com-
monly In the plural.

ear'nest, sr'nest, a, 1 • Zealous; fervent.
2. Serious; important. -ly,a<29. -nen,n.

ear^nesfi, n. Seriousness; reality.

ear'nest^, n. Money paid in advance to
hind a bargain; an assurance of something
to come.

earth, «rth, n. The globe on which we
dwell; the world; ground; soil.

— earth'en, grth'n, a. Made of earth or

tery.— earth'l-ness, n.

being earthy or like earth,
n. The quality of belnj

The ouallty of
— earthni-ness.

of burnt clay.— earth^en-vrare^, n. Pot-
.—earth" ""

pllkeear._. ,

... Jijg earthly; grossness;

worldllness.- earth^ly, grttfll, a. Per-
taining to the earth or to the present world;
material; worldly .— earth^qnake^, n. A
vibration of a portion of the earth's crust.—
earth'worm^, n. A burrowing terrestrial
worm.— earth'y, a. 1, Of or pertaining
to earth or soil; made of earth. 2* Like
earth. 3, Unrefined; coarse.

ease, tz., I. 'ot. [eased; bas'ino.] To
give ease; relieve; lighten. II. n. 1.
Freedom from disturbance; tranquillity;
comfort. 2. Freedom from strain or con-
straint; facility; naturalness.

ea'sel, t'zl, n. A folding frame for sup-
porting a picture.

eas^i-ly, fz'i-li, adv. In an easy manner.

eas^l-ness, tz'i-nes, n. The state of being
easy or at ease.

east, tst I. a. Being at the east; coming
from the east. II. n. 1. That point of
the compass at which the sun rises at the
equinox. 2. Any region to the eastward;
[E-] the Orient. III. adv. In an easterly

direction.— ea«t'er-ly, a. 1, Situated,
moving, or directed toward the east; east-
ward. 2« Coming from the east.- east'-
er-ly, east'ei'u-ly, adv. Toward the
east.- east'ern, a. 1, [E-] Of, pertaining
to, or being In the East; Oriental. 2* Mov-
ing to or from the east: easterly.— east^-
ward. I, a. Running In an easterly direc-
tion. II, adv. Toward the east.

Bast^er, Ist'^r, n. A Christian festival
commemorating the resurrection of Christ.

eas^y, tzM, a. [eas'i-er; eas'i-est.] 1.
Marked by ease; free from difficulty, dis-
comfort, or affectation; comfortable: nat-
ural; unconstrained. 2* Yielding; indul-
gent. 3. Gentle.

eat. It, V. [ate or eat, et; eat'en, tt'n
(sometimes EAT, et); EAT'iNG.] I. ^. 1.
To chew and swallow, as food. 2. To
consume or corrode. II. i. 1 . To take
sustenance; feed. 2. To gnaw; penetrate;
corrode.— eat'a-bl(e,It'a-bl. 1. a. Fit
to be eaten; edible. II, n. Something edi-
ble.— eat'er, ».

eaves, Ivz, n. pi. The projecting edge of
a roof.— eave»'drop'^, fvz'drep', vt. & vi.
To overhear; listen clandestinely.— eaves'-
drop^per, n.— eaves^drop^'^piiiir, n.

ebb, eb. I. vi. To recede, as the tide; de-
cline; fail. II. n. 1. The reflux of tide*
water to the ocean, ebb^'tide^^. 2.
Decrease; decline.

eb^on, eb'on. I, a. Of ebony; very
hlack. II. n. Ebony.— eVon-lte, n.
Black vulcanite, or hard rubber.— eb'on-
Ize or -lae, vt. To polish In Imitation of

eb'on-y, eb'gn-i, n. [-ies\ pi.] A hard,
heavy wood, usually black.

eb'^ul-li'tion. eb'ol-lish'un, n. The bub-
hling of a liquid; hoiling; violent agitation.

ee-een'tric, ec-sen'tric. I. a. l.Pecul-
iar; erratic. 2. Not in the center; not hav«
ing the same center; not circular. II. n.
1 . Mech. A disk mounted out of center on
a driving'shaf t so as to have the effect of a
crank motion. 2. One who or that which
is eccentric. ee-ceii'tric-al$.— ec-
cen'tric- al - ly, adv.— ec"cen-trlc'l-
I'l-tl. n. ' ■ -

ty, ec'sen-trls'l

[-TIBS", jD/.] The

state, quality, or degree of being eccentric;
oddity: singularity; an eccentric, odd, or
capricious act.

ee-cle^si-as'tic, ec-11'zi-as'tic. I. a.
Ecclesiastical. II. n. A clergyman or
church official. — ec-cle"8l-a9'Mc-al, a.
Of or pertaining to the church. -1 y, adv.

ecb'o, ec'O. I. vt. & vi. To return as an
echo; reproduce; imitate. II. n. [ech'-
oBs>, pl.\ A sound given back by an op-
posing surface and returned toitssonrce;

Or; fiat|9ie(fatQie); cdsle; au (out); ell; e (k); ehat; db (the); ffo; sins, i^k; thtiu

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a close reprodaction .or imitation; prompt

O'^clat', §'cia', n. Brilliancy; celebrity.

ec-lec'tic, ec-lec'tic. I. a. Selecting, or
made by selection; broad; liberal. If. n.
One who practises selection from all sys-
tems, as in philosophy or medicine.— ec-
lec^tl-cl sm, ec-lec' tl-slzin, n. An eclectic
method or system.

e-elipse^, g-clips'. I. vt. [E-cLipsED't;
E-CLiPs'iNG.] To darken or hide by inter-
vention; cast into the shade; surpass; ob-
scure. II. n. The obscuration of a
body by
the inter-
vention of if ^
any hi-

dhig, ob- Eclipses of the Sun and Moon.
SCUnng, or ^^ ^)^^ g^^. ^i^ ^^^ moon passinff
over shad- between the sun and the earth (e),
owing. and caasingr an eclipse of the former,

A . c ] Id ' - ^*^ ^° ^^® depth of the shadow; mS,
^ • _ *^ - the moon in position to be totally

1 . ^«' ® ' eclipsed by the earth,
clip'tic, n.

1 . That plane, passing through the center
of the sun, which contains the orbit of the
earth. 2. The apparent path of the sun
around the celestial sphere. [poem.

ec^lofl:(ue, ec'leg, n, A short pastoral

e-con'o-my, §-cen'o-mi, n. [-mies*, jo/.]
1. Disposition to save; frugality; cheap-
ness. 2. Practical, systematic manage-
ment of a^airs.— ec'-'o-nom^c, ec'o-nem'-
Ic, a. Relating to economics: economical.—
ec^o-D oni'ic-a 1, ec'o-nem' Ic-al, a. Care-
ful; frugal: prudent.— ec'^o-nom^ics, ec'-
o-nem'lcs. n. The science of the production
and dlBtributlon of wealth; political econo-
my.— e«con'o-inist« n.— «-con'o-inize
oTmmiae^vt.&vi. [-mizkd; -mi'zing.] To
use economically; be frugal or economical.

ec^sta-sy, ec'sta-si, n. [-sies", pi.] Rap-
turous excitement or exaltation; rapture.
— ec-stat^ic« a. Rapturous; enraptured.

ec^n-men'ic-al, ec'yu-men 'ic-al, a. Of
or pertaining to the nabitable world or
totne entire Christian church; universal.

ed'dF, ed'i. I. vt. & vi. [bd'died; ed'dt-
iNG.J To move in or as In an eddy. II.
n. [bd'dies", pi.] A circling current, as
of water; a turning; aside; diversion.

e-den'tate.I-den'tetor-tgt. I. a. Tooth-
less. II. n. A toothless animal.

edfl^e, ej. I. vt. & vi. [edged; edo'ing.]
1. To sharpen; incite. 2. To move side-
wise; sidle. II. n. 1. The thin, sharp

cutting part of a blade; sharpness. 2. A
border; margin. — edge^wlae, a. & adv.
Having the edge directed forward; in the di-
rection of the edge, edare^ wayst*— eda^-
ing, n. Anything serving as or attached to
an edge; a border.

ed^i-bl(e, ed'i-bl. I. a. Eatable. II. n.
Something suitable for food.— ed^l-blFi-
ty, n.— edri«bl(e«nes8, n.

e^dict, t'dict, n. A proclamation of com-
mand; ordinance; decree.

ed^i-fice, ed'i-fis, n. A large building.

ed'l-fy, ed'i-fai, vt. & vi. [-fied; -py'-
ING.] To build up, as in religion ; improve.
— ed^i-fi-ca^tion, n. The act of edify-
ing; instruction; enlightenment.— ed^i*fi^-
er, n.— ed'i-fVIng, pa.

ed'lt*, ed'it, vt. To prepare for publica-
tion; compile; arraage.— e-dFtion. g-dish'-
un, n. Number of copies of a book, paper,
etc.. Issued at one time.— ed^i*tor« ed'l-ter,
n. One who edits; one having charge of a pub-
lication.— ed^i-to^rioal. I. a. Of or per-
taining to an editor. II. n. An editorial
article.- ed'i-tor-ship, n.

ed'u-cate, ej'u-kfit or ed'yu-kfit, vt. [-ca'-
ted**; -ca'ting.] To develop the natural
powers; teach; train; instruct.— «d'''u-ca'-
tlon, eJ'u-[or ed'yu-]k^'8hun, n. The sys-
tematic development and cultivation of the
natural powers; instruction and training.—
ed^u-ca^tion-al, a. Of or pertaining to
education.— ed'u - ca - tiT(e« a.— ed'a-
ca^'^tor, n. A teacher.

e-duce^, g-diOs', vt. [b-ducbd'*; b-du'-
ciNG.] To call forth; draw out; evoke.

eel, tl, n. A fish of snake-like form.

e'en, adv. Same as even: a contraction.

e' er, Sr or ^r, adv. Same as eveb: a contrac-

ef-faee', ef-ffis', vt. [ef-pacbd'*; bf-fa'-
ciNo.] To obliterate, as written charac-
ters; wipe out; cancel.— ef-face'iiient, ».

ef-fect', ef-fect'. I«», vt. To cause; pro-
duce; achieve; accomplish. II. n. I. A
result; product; consequence. 2. The
substance of a statement; gist. 3. Active
operation; execution. 4. Fact or reality:
following {n. 5. J9^. Movable goods.

— ef-fect'Iv(e, a. Producing effect;
efficient, -ly, adv. -ness. «.— ef-fee'-
tu-al, ef-fec'chu-Gl or -tiu-al, a. Producing
or capable of producing an effect; adequate
and operative: effective. m\y,adc. oness, n.

ef-fem^l-nate, ef-fem'i-nfit. I. vt. & vi.
[-NA'TBD**; -NA'TiNG.] To make or be-
come womanish; weaken. II. ef-fem'i-
net or -ii0t, a. Womanish; unmanly, -ly,
adv. -ness, n.— ef-fem'l-na»cy, ef-f emM-
na-sl, n. Womanlshness; unmanly Weakness.

ef'fer-vesce', efgr-ves', vi. [-vescbd";
-vEs'ciNG.] To bubble, as In boiling;

papd, gsk; at, air; element, th^y, us^ge; It, |, i (ee); o, oh; eratgr, 5r; full, rllle; but

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— ePTer-ve»'ceiicc, n. The bub-
bling of a liquid from escaping gas: Irre-
pressible excitement or emotion.— ePTer-
▼es^cent« a. Effervescing. Lbarren.

ef-fete', ef-ftt', a. Worn out; exhausted;

ef^fi-ca^cious, efi-kfi'shus, a. Having
efficacy; effective; effectual, -ly, adv.
-noasi. n.— ePli-ea-ey* n. Power to pro-
duce effect; effective energy.

ef-fi^ctent, ef-flsh'fint, a. 1. Acting ef-
fectively; competent. 2. Productive of
effects; causative. — ef-fl'clen-cy. n. The
character of being efficient; effectiveness.—
ef«li'clent-ly, adv.

ef fl-gy, ef'i-ji, n. [-oie8«, pi.] A picture
or a sUtffed figure representing a person.

effort, effort, n. A voluntary exertion
of power; strenuous endeavor; attempt;

ef-ftont'er-y, ef-fnrat'gr-i, n. Insolent
assurance; audacity: impudence.

ef'taVxenee^ ef-furjens, n. A shining
forth •rilliantly; brightness; splendor.—
ef-fal^ireDt« a.— ef-furgent-fy, adv.

ef-ftose', ef-fifiz', z;. [ep-pused'; ep-pu'-
BUHQ.] I. t. To pour forth; shed. II.
i. To emanate.

ef-fd^sion, ef-fiQ'zhim, n. A pouring
forth, or that which is poured forth; a
literary production; show of feeling.

ef-fto'sl v(e, ef-fifl'siv, a. Overflowing; de-
monstrative; gushing, -ly, adv. -ness, n.

eft, eft, n. A newt; a small lizard, eift*

^fliS* ^1 ^^' "^^ instigate or incite; urge:
commonlv followed by on.

esTflr, n. A body containing the germ and
iood«yolk, as of birds, enclosed m a mem-
branoas or shelly covering.

e^arts, t'iis or 6'gis, n. [Classic form ^-
ois.] A shield or defensive armor, as the
mantle of Minerva, bearing the Gorgon's
head: any protecting influence or power.

eg:^aii-tlii(e, eg'lan-tain or -tin, n. A
plant of the genus
jRosa; the sweet-

e&r^o-ttsm, eg'o-[pr
I'go-ltizm, n. The
habit of thinking
and talking much
of oneself; self-con-

es/o-tist, eg'o-[or
l'go-]ti8t, n. One

characterized by eg-
otism. — eff^o-tis^- '
tic, a. eg^o-tla'- Great White Egret. Va2
e-sre'flftous, g-grfjius, a. Surpassing;
excessive, -ly, adv. -ness, n.

e^gress, t'gres, n. A going out; place of
exit. e-|rres^slotit.

efic^ret, eg'ret or I'gret, n. A white heron,
or a plume or tuft of its feathers. See illus.
in preceding column.

K.j^yi>/ttau, §-jip'shan. I. a. Of or
pertaining to Egypt. II. n. 1 . A native
of Egypt. 2. The language of Egypt.

eFder, cd'der, n. A large sea-duck of
northern regions. ei^der*duek^:t*

— ei'der»dowii'^, n. The soft down of
the elder.

eisbt, et. I. a. Consisting of one more
than seven. II. n. Eight imits.— eighth.,
^tth. I, a. 1. Next In order after the
seventh, tl. Being one of eight equal parts.
II. n. One of eight equal parts.— eigbth'-
ly, adv.

ei8:ht^eeIl^ 6ftn'. I. a. Consisting of
eight more than ten. II. n. The sum of
ten and eight.— elght'^eenth^, §t"tnth'.
I. a. Eighth In order after the tenth. II.
n. One of eighteen equal parts.

eigbt^y, gt'I. I. a. Consisting of ten
more than seventy. II. n. Eight times
ten.— eight^l-eth. I. a. 1. Tenth in
order after the seventieth, tl. Being one of
eighty equal parts. II. n. One of eighty
equal parts, -ly, adv.

ei'ther, t'dher or ai'dhgr. I. a. 1. One
or the other of two. 2. Each of two. II.
pron. Oneof two; one or the other. III.
conj. In one of two or more cases.

e-jae^u-late, g-iac'yu-lgt, vt. & vi. [-la"-
TBD"*; -LA'TING.J To uttcr suddcnlv: ex-
claim.— e-Jac'^u-la^tlon, §-jac'yu-16'shun,
n. Exclamation.— e-jac^a-la*to-ry, a.

e-ieet'«», g-ject', vt. To throw out by sud-
aen force; expel; dispossess.— e-Jec'tion,
n. The act of ejecting; expulsion; some-
thing elected.— e-ject'ment« n. A casting
out; eviction. Lout: followed by out.

eke, Ik, vt. [eked*; e'king.] To piece

ekeA, adv. & conj. Likewise; also.

e-lab^o-rate, g-lab'o-rgt. I. vt. [-ra"-
TED**; -RA'TiNQ.l To produce by thor-
ough and careful work. II. §-lab'o-ret
or -r0t, a. Developed with thoroughness or
exactness, -ly, ac^v. -ness, n.— e-iab''o-
ra^tion, n. The act of elaborating; that
which is elaborated.

e-laps(e^, g-Iaps', vi. [e-lApsed"- ; e-laps'-
ING.] To glide by; pass, as time.

e-las^tf c, g-las'tic. I. a. Spontaneously
returning to its original shape; springy; ac-
commodating; buoyant. II. n. A band
of elastic material.— e-la«'tic-al-ly, adv.
— el"a«-tlc'l-ty, el'as-For I'las-ltls'I-tl, n.
The property or quality of being elastic.

e-late', g-iet'. I. vt. rE-LA'TED**; e-la'-
TiNG.] To raise the spirits of; excite. II.

Or; fl1lt|9re(fataie); aisle; an (out); ell; c (k); cliat; dli {the); go; sins, i^k; tlilzu

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a. Exalted or triumphant; exultant.— e-la'-
tlon, n. A Jubilant state of mind; exaltation.

eFboiiT, el'bo. I. vt. & vi. To push with
the elbows; jostle. II. n. The joint at
the bend of the arm, or anything resem-
bling it.

eld« eld, n. rArchaic & Poet.] Old times;
antiquity; old age.

eld^er, eld'gr, a., compar. of old. Hav-
ing lived longer; senior; older.— eld'er-
ly,a. Somewhat old.— eld'est, a.ySuperl.
of OLD. First* ^

bom; oldest. _

eld'erSw. An < f

older or aged
person; patri-
arch; church
officer or min-

■ ister.

el'der', el'dgr,
n. A shrub ^
with white
flowers and
or red berries.
— el'der-
ber^'ry, n.

I. - B I K 8 ■ , pi.] Red-berried Elder.
The fruit of the a, the flower, enlargred.
common elder.

El Do-ra^do, I el do-rQ'dO, n. A region

El^'^do-ra^do, f rich in gold; a golden op-

e-lect', §-lect'. I«*. vt. To choose by
vote; select; appoint to salvation. II. a.
1. Elected, as to office. 2, Chosen of
God for salvation; of saintly character.
III. n. A person or persons elected, fa-
vored, or preferred.

e-lec^tion, §-lec'shxra, n. The act of elect-
ing; a vote; choice. — e - lec^'tion - eer',
e-lec'shun-Ir', vi. To canvass for votes.

e-lect'lv(e, g-lect'iv, a. 1 . Of or pertain-
ing to election. 2. Exercising or subject
to choice; optional.

e-lect'or, §-lect'9r, n. 1. One who elects
or votes. 2. Formerly, one of the great
princes of Germany.— e-lect'or-al, a.
Pertaining to electors or elections.

e-lec'^trlc'l-tv, §-lec'tris'i-ti, n. An im-
ponderable and invisible agent manifested
in lightning, magnetism, heat, motion, etc.
— e-lec'tric, §lec'trlc, o. 1, Relating
to, produced, or operated by electricity. "Z,
Spirited; magnetic; thrilling. e-lec^rric<
alt,- e- lee '^tii' clan, e-lec'[o?* riec-1-
trlsh'an. n. 1, One versed In electricity.
2* An Inventor or manager of electrical

e-lec'trl-fr, §-lec'tri-f ai, vt. & vi. [-pied ;
-F Y'iNG.] To act upon or charge or become

ies; sad; plaintive, el^e-tri^ac-all.
lent, er§-msnt, n. 1. A com-
; constituent; ingredient. 2, pi-
ents. 3. pi. The bread and wme
Lord's Supper. 4k, pi. Natural
js, as of earth, air, fire, and water.

charged with electricity: arouse; startle;
thrill.— e-lec"tri-fl-ca'tion, n. The proc-
ess of electrifying, or the state of being elec-

e-lec"trol'y-»ls, §-lec'[or I'lec-]treri-si8,
n. Chemical change by means of electric-
ity.— e-lec"tro-Iyl'ic, a. -al$.

el"e-e-mo8'y-iia-ry, el'§-§-m©s'i-ng-ri.
I. a. Of, pertaining to, or dei)endent on
alms 5 charitable. II. n. [-ries*, pi.] A
recipient of charity.

el'e-g;aiit, el'g-gont, a. Graceful; sym-
metrical; refined, -ly, a«?i;.— ePe-gance,
el'§-gans, n. The state or quality of being
elegant. el^e-gaii-cy:t [-cies*, p/.].

el'e-gy , el'§-ji, n. [-gibs', pi.] A funeral
song; a plaintive meditative poem.— el-e'-

' ffl-ac, el-1' jl-ac or erg-Jal'ac, a. Pertaining
to ele^es; sad; plaintive, el^e-ffi^at

el'e-ment, er§-msnt, n. 1. A com-

g)nent; constituent; ingredient. 2. pi-
udimentfi. " ' ""^^ ' ^ —"
of the

6. The natural sphere or environment.
6. Chem. A form of matter which can not
be decomposed by any known meant.

— eF'^e-men'tal, a. Relating to an ele-
ment; pertaining to the great forces of
nature; rudimentary.— el'^e-men'ta-ry,
a. Of, pertaining to, or being an element or

, elements, In any sense.

eFe-piiant, el'e-font, n. A large quad-

. ruped with
tusks and a
flexible pro-
boscis.— el"e-
phan'tinCe, m
el'g-fan'tln, a. j!
Of or pertain- 3
Ing to an ele- 9
phant; enor- ft
mous; un- -*

eFe-Tate, el'- ^
e- vgt, vt.

-^I-TmoTTi Asiatic Elephant Vm
raise; promote; exalt; cheer; inspire.— el"*
/e-Ta'tion, n. The act of elevating; exalte
' tlon; an elevated place; front view or a buUd-
ing.- el'e-va'^tor, n. One who or that
which elevates, a hoisting mechanism for

grain, freight, or passengers; also, a ware-
ouse for grain,
e-lev'en, §-lev'n. I. o. Consisting of one
more than ten. II. n. The sum of ten
and one.— e-Iev'enth, g-lev'nth, a. & ".
1. Next In order after the tenth. t2. One of
eleven equal parts.
elf, elf, n. [elves, elvz, p/.] A dwarflgh,
miscliievous sprite; a dwarf. — elf 'in, a.

papfi, gsk; at, air; el§m$nt, th^y, usfge; It, |, i (ee); o, oh; orator, or; full, rlile; but

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Relating or belonging to elves.— elPi9h« a.

Elfin; nuschievoos.
e-llc'lt**, §-li8'it, vt. To draw out, as by

attraction or inducement.
e-lide'. §-laid% vt. |^e-li'ded«*; e-li'ding.]

To strike out or omit.
eFl-Srt-bl(e, el'l-ji-bl, a. Capable of being

chosen; worthy of acceptance.— el"i-gi-

bil^-ty, n. eVi-ffi-blCe-nessI:.
e-llm^t-nate, §-lim'i-ngt vt. [-na'ted**:

-NA'TiNo.] To cast out from a eystein or

algebraic equations; remove; get rid of.
— e-Ilin"i-na'tlont n.
e-lt'ston, §;-lizh'Dn, n. The act of eliding.
el-lx^tr, el-ix'gr, n. An alcoholic medicinal

preparation; a cordial.
elkt elk, n. A large deer of northern for-
ests with palmated antlers.
ell« el, n. A measure of length now rarely

used: in England, 45 inches.
el-ltps(e^, el-lips', w. An oval.
el-lip^sis, el-lip'sis, n. [-ses, -slz, pt.l

The omission of a word or words.
el-ltp'tlc, tel-lip'tic, -al, a. 1. Of,
el-ltp^tle-al, \ pertaining to, or like an

ellipse. 2. Characterized by ellipsis;

elm, elm, n. A shadctree with a broad,

spreading, or



tlon, el'o-

kitl'shun, n.

The art of

correct utter-
ance in pub-
lic speaking

or reading*

manner of / ,

utterance. — fs \



a. — e 1 '^ o -

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ist* n. One

who Is skilled

In or teaches White Elm.

?^«/«-*^ «' flo'^ews «». leaves and fruit,

e-lo negate,

e-lep'gSt, vt. & vi. [-ga'ted''; -ga'tino.]
To lengthen.— e-lon^ga^tion, n. A length-
ening; extension.

e-lope', 8-lOp', vi. fE-LOPED't; E-LO'PING.]

To run away "from home with a lover.
— e-lope^ment, n.
eFo-quentt el'o-cwgnt, a. Possessed of
or manifesting eloquence; persuasive; con-
vincing; expressive of emotion, 'ly^ adv.
— eFo-quence» ero-cwgns, n. Lofty, Im-

passioned, and convincing utterance; the
quality ef being eloquent.

elseteis, adv. Other; besides; instead; other-
wise.— else'where^jadt;. Somewhere else.

e-lu^cl-date, §-lii'si-d§t, vt. [-da*ted<*;
-da'tino.] To throw light upon; clear up.
— e-Iu''^:;l-da'tion, n.

e-lude^, §-llid', vt. [b-lu'ded«*; b-lu'-
DiNG.] To avoid adroitly; evade; baffle. —
e-lu'sion, §-lQ'zhun, n. The act of eluding
or escaping.— e-lu'»lv(e, g-lfl'slv, a. Tend-
ing to slip away or escape. e»ln^so-ryt*

elves* n. Plural of elf.— el'Tisht a.

E-lys^lau, §-liz'ian, a. Belonging to
Elysium; blessed; happy; heavenly.

E:-lys^l-um, e-liz'i-um, n. Gr. Myth.
The abode of the blessed dead; paradise.

e-ma^cl-ate, g-m6'shi-§t, vt. [-a'ted«*;
-A'TiNo.] To reduce in flesh; make lean
or thin. — e-ma'^ci-a^tion, n.

em^a-nate, em'a-ngt, vi. [-na'tei><>;
-NA'TINO.] To flow forth, as from a
source. — em^'a-na^tion, em'a-ng'shun, w.
The act of emanating; an outflowing, as of
the Divine Essence.

e-man^ct-pate, §-man'si-p§t vt. [-pa'-
TED«>; -PA'TiNo.l To sct free, as from
slavery. — e-man^ci-pa^don, n. — e-man'-
cl-pa''toi% n.

e-mas^eu-late, e-mas'kiu-l^t. I. vt.
[-LA"TED«*; -LA'TiNG.] To deprive of
masculine strength; weaken; impair. II.
-let or -lit, a. Emasculated.

— e-mas^'^eu-la^tlon, n.
em-balm^, em-bdm' vt. To preserve

from decay, as a dead body, by antisep-
tics.— em-balm'er, n.

em-bank^S em-bavk', vt. To conflne or
protect by a bank.— em-bank^ment, n.
A protecting or supporting bank. [tion.

em^bar-caaion. n. Same as bmbarka-

em-bai^ffo, em-bOr^gO, n. A prohibition
of ships i^om leaving port; an impediment;
a checK.

em-bark^t. em-bdrk', vt. & vi. To put or
go on board a vessel; venture; engage; in-
vest.— em'^bar-ka'tion, n.

em-bar'rassS em-bar'as, vt. To con-
fuse; abash; perplex; hamper; encumber.

— em -bar^r ass-men r* n. 1. Discom-
posure; entanglement; dlfllculty. *Z, An Im-
pediment; hindrance. [dor, ete.

em-baa'sa-dor, ete. Same as ambassa-
ein'ba»-»y,em'ba-si,n. [-sies*,;;/.] l.An
ambassador and his suite. 2. An ambas-
sador's oflice, mission, or official residence.
em-bat^tled, em-bat'ld, pa. Drawn up
in battle arrav; having battlements.

— em-bat'tlet vt.

em-bed^, em-bed', vt. [em-bbd'ded*; bm-

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