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clay : — to purify with clay.

Clay'ey, a. Consisting of, or like, clay.

Clay'inore, n. Large two-handed sword.

Clean, a. Free from dirt ; not foul : — neat :
— entire : — innocent. — 2, ad. Quite ; com-
pletely. — 3, V. a. To free from dirt ; to
cleanse. — Clean'ly, ad. — Clean'ness, w.

Clean'ly (klen'le), a. Clean ;' neat. —
Clean'li-ness, n.

Cleange (klenz), v. a. To free from dirt;
to purify.

Clean§'ing (klenz'jng), n. Purification.

Clear (liler), a. Bright ; serene : — transpar-
ent : — indisputable : — exempt ; free : — free
from mixture. — 2, ad. Plainly : — clean ;
quite. — 3, n. Space within walls or any
covering. — 4, v. a. To make clear ; to
acquit : — to cleanse : — to gain. — 5, v. n.
To grow bright, fair, or disengaged : — to
have permission to sail. — Clear'ljr, ad. —
Clear'ness, n.

Clear'ance, n. Certificate that a ship haa
been properly entered and cleared : — space
for free working of parts.



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CLOUDY



Glear'ing, n. Justification ; successful de-
fence : — plot or field cleared of trees.

Clear'ing-house, n. Place where daily ac-
counts between banks are settled.

Cl§at, n. Piece of wood for fastening or
strengthening : — thin metallic plate.

Cleav'afe, n. Act or manner of splitting.

Cleave' (klev), v. n. [i. cleaved (clave) ; p.
cleaved.] To adhere ; to hold to. — 2, v.
[i. clove or cleft (clave); p. cloven or
cleft.] To split ; to divide.

Cleav'er, n. Butcher's chopper.

Clef, n. Character in jmusic indicating the
pitch of the scale on the staff.

Cleft, i- & p. from cleave. — 2, n. Space made
by splitting ; crevice.

Clem'a-tis, n. Climbing plant with hand-
some white or colored flowers.

Clem'en-cx, n. Mercy ; mildness.

CISm'ent, a. Mild ; gentle ; merciful. —
Clem'ent-lj:, ad.

Clench, v. & n. Same as clinch.

Cler'l-jr, n. Ministers of religion collec-
tively.

Crer'fjr-man, n. One of the clergy.

Cler'ic, n. Clergyman or clerk.

Cler'ic, \n. Relating to the clergy, to a

Cler'i-cal, J clerk, or to a writer.

Clerk (klark or klerk) , n. Secretary or book-
keeper ; writer : — clergyman ; scholar :
— shopman's assistant.

(Hev'er, a. Dexterous; skilful: — kind;
honest.— Clev'er-ljf, ad. — Clev'er-ness, n.

Clew (klu), w. Ball of thread :-^guide : —
corner of a sail. — 2, v. a. To direct : — to
raise the sails.

Click, V. n. To make a noise. — 2, n. Sharp
sound : — latch of a door.

Cli'ent, n. Dependant : — one who employs
a lawyer.

Cli'en-tele, n. Clients collectively.

Cliff, n. Steep rock ; precipice.

Cliff's!, a. Broken ; craggy.

Cli'mate, n. Constitution or state of the
atmosphere, relative to heat, moisture,
&c. ; temperature.

Cli-mat'ic, a. Eelating to a climate.

Cli-ma-tol'o-1'3:, n. Science of the climate.

Cli'max, n. Gradation ; ascent ; — culmina-
tion, as of a discourse.

Climb (kllm), v. [t. &p. climbed (clomb).]
To ascend with labor.

Clime, n. Climate ; region.

Clinch, V. a. To grasp ; to contract : — to
rivet : — to finish or settle, as an argument.
— 2, V. n. To hold fast ; to adhere. — 3, n.
Clincher : — grip : — pun ; witty saying.

Clinch'er, n. Unanswerable argument.

dins', V. n. [i. & p. clung.] To hang ; to
adhere.

Clin'ic, "I a. Pertaining to a bed : — con-

Clin'i-cal, j fined to the bed.

Clin'ic, n. One confined to a bed of sick-
neaa : — medical lecture at the bedside.

Clink, V. To ring ; to jingle ; to clank.— 2,
n. Sharp tinkling noise .



Clink' er, n. Slag which forms in stoves and
furnaces.

Clip, V. a. To cut with shears ; to curtail :
— to embrace. — 2, n. Clasp : — stroke : —
wool produced in a season. [vessel.

Clip'per, n. One who clips : — fast sailing

Clip'pingf, n. Act of cutting, or of em-
bracing : — part cut off.

Clique (klek), «. Party; coterie; faction.

Cloak (klok), n. Loose outer garment:
— cover ; disguise. — 2, v. a. To cover as
with a cloak ; to hide.

Clock, n. Machine to show time.

Clock'-work (-wiirk), n. Blachinery of a
clock : — well-adjusted work.

Clod, n. Cohesive lump of clay, earth, &c. :
— stupid fellow. — 2, v. n. To gather into
clods ; to clot. — 3, v. a. To pelt with clods.

Clod'hop-per, n. Clown ; rustic.

Clog:, V. a. To encumber. — 2, v. n. To
coalesce : — to be encumbered. — 3, n. En-
cumbrance : — wooden shoe.

Clbis'ter, n. Covered arcade in a monastery,
&c. :-^convent : — enclosed space. — 2, v. a.
To shut up in a cloister.

Clois'tral, w. Pertaining to, or like, a
cloister.

Clo§e, V. To shut : — to conclude : — to en-
close : — to join ; to coalesce. — 2, n. Con-
clusion ; end : — cessation.

Close, n. Enclosed place : — narrow passage
of a street : — precinct of a cathedral. — 2,
a. Shut fast : — secret ; hidden : — sly :^
retired ; withdrawn : — confined : — stifling ;
unventilated ; oppressive : — compact ;
dense : — near : — narrow : -;- earnest : —
stingy. — 3, ad. Densely"; closely. —
Close'lj:, ad. — Close'ness, n.

Close' -fist-ed, a. Penurious.

Close' -hSuled, a. Heading close to the
point whence the wind is blowing.

Clo§'et, n. Small room : — cupboard. — 2, v. a.
To shut up in a closet : — to conceal.

Clot, n. Concretion of soft or fluid matter :
— clod. — 2, V. To form clots ; to coagulate.

Cloth (kloth or klawth), n. Woven fabric :
— covering for the table : — clerical profes-
sion.

Clothe (klotEi), V. a. [i. & p. clothed or
clad.] To cover with garments : — to
invest. [dress.

Clotfieg (klothz or kloz), n. pi. Garments;

Clotfi'ier (kloth'yer), n. Maker or seller
of cloth or clothes.

Clotfi'ing', n. Clothes.

Cloture (klo-tiir'), n. Act or power of
closing discussion in a deliberative body.

Cloud, n. Condensed vapors suspended in
the air : — anything that obscures ; obscu-
rity : — crowd. — 2, v. a. To darken or ob-
scure, as with clouds : — to spot ; to defame.
— 3, V. n. To grow cloudy or dark.

Clbud'less, a. Without clouds ; clear.

Clofid'-rack, n. Broken clouds.

Cload'jr, a. Covered with clouds; dark. —
Cloiid'i-ness, n.



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COCKLE



Clodt, n. Cloth for any mean use : — patch :

— centre of a target : — stroke or blow. — 2,

V. a. To patch ; to cover : — to strike.
Cloiit'-nail, «. Large-headed nail.
Clove, i. from cleave. — 2, n. Tree, and its

spicy flower-biid : — small bulb, as of garlic.
Clo'ven, p. from cleave.
Clove' -pink, n. Clove-scented species of

pink.
Clo'ver, n. Low, three-leaved pasture plant.
Clo^n, n. Rustic ; coarse man ; buffoon.
Clo^n'ish, a. Coarse ; rough ; ill-bred.
Cloy, v'. a. To fill to loathing ; to glut ; to

disgust.
Club, n. Heavy stick : — small society : —

suit of cards. — 2, v. To join in a common

expense : — to combine for some common

end : — to beat with a club.
Club' -foot (-fut), n. Distorted foot.
Club' -house, 1w. House or room in which
CHib'-r86m, j" a club meets.
Cliick, V. To call, as a hen does chickens. —

2, n. Call, as of a hen.
Clue, n. Same as clew.
Clump, n. Shapeless mass : — cluster of trees.

— 2, V. n. To walk heavily.
Clum'§x, a. Awkward ; heavy ; unhandy.

— Clum'§i-lx, ad. — Clum'§i-ness, n.
Clung:, i. & p. from ding.
Clus'ter, 11. Bunch : — collection. — 2, v. To

collect or grow in clusters.
Clutch, V. a. To gripe ; to grasp. — 2, w.

Grasp : — number of eggs a fowl sits upon :

— -pi. paws ; hands, in a sense of rapacity

or cruelty.
Clut'ter, n. Bustle ; disorder : — clatter. — 2,

V. n. To make a noise or bustle. — 3, v. a.

To disorder ; to confuse.
Co-. Latin prefix, a form of com — as, coeval.
Coach (koch), n. Four-wheeled carriage for

pleasure or travelling : — tutor ; trainer. —

2, V. To ride or convey in a coach : — to

tutor or train.
Coach' -box, n. Seat of the coachman.
C5ach'man, n. Driver of a coach.
Co-ad' ju-tEnt, a. Helping ; assisting.
Co-ad-jii'tor, n. Assistant: — assistant bishop.
C9-agr'6-late, v. To curdle ; to congeal.
Oo-agr-6-la'ti9n, n. Act of coagulating ;

concretion.
Co-ag:'6-lum, n. Clot : — mass of curd.
Coal, w. Fossilized vegetable substance,

solid, dark, and combustible, and used for

fuel : — charcoal : — cinder. — 2, v. To pro-
vide with, or take in, coal.
Co-a-lesce' (ko-a-les'), v. n. To unite; to

grow together.
Co-a-les'cence, n. Union ; concretion.
Co-a-li"tion (ko-a-lish'un), n. Union into

one mass, body, or party.
Coal'-mine, n. Mine or pit in which coal

is dug.
Coal' -oil, n. Petroleum.
Coal' -pit, n. Pit wherein coal is dug.
Coal' -scflt- tie, n. Vessel for coals.
Coal' -tar, n. Tar from coal.



Coam'ingr$, n. pi. Eaised edges about a
ship's hatches.

Coarse (kors), a. Not fine: — not soft: —
crude ; rough : — ^gross.— Coarse'lx, ad. —
Coarse' ness, n.

Coarse' -grained (-grand), a. Coarse in
grain or fibre : — unrefined ; gross.

Coast (kost), n. Edge of a country by the
sea ; shore. — 2, v. n. To sail close by the
coast : — to slide down hill.

Coast' al, a. Of, or pertaining to, the coast.

Coast'er (kost'er), w. He who or that
which sails near the shore ; small trading-
vessel.

Coast' -guard, n. Body of men to act as
guards along the coast.

Coast' -line, n. Line or boundary of a coast.

Coast'wige, ad. Along the coast.

Coat, n. Outer garment : — covering : — hair
or fur, as of beasts : — layer, as of paint,
&c. — 2, V. a. To cover ; to invest.

Coat'ing-, n. Act of covering ; covering : —
cloth for coats.

Coax (koks), v. a. To wheedle ; to entice.

Cob, n. Strong horse or pony : — spike of
maize.

Co'bait, 1 n. Reddish-gray mineral, yielding

Cob'alt, J a blue pigment.

Cob'ble, a. To mend or make coarsely : — to
pave with cobbles. — 2, n. Large, round
pebble or stone.

Cob'ble-stone, n. Same as cobble.

Cob'bler, n. Mender of old shoes.

Cob' -nut, n. Large variety of hazel-nut : —
boy's game with cob-nuts.

C5'bra, \ n. Venomous Asiatic

Co'bra-de-ca-pel'lo, J serpent.

Cob' web, n. Web or net of a spider ; trap.

Co'ca, n. Shrub with a narcotic and stim-
ulating leaf. [from coca-leaves.

Co'ca-ine, n. Narcotic and anaesthetic drug

Coch'i-neal, n. Scarlet dyestuff, being dried
bodies of cochineal insects.

Cock, n. Male of birds : — spout or faucet :
— hammer of a gun : — heap of hay : — form
of a hat : — weather-cock. — 2, v. a. To set
erect or pertly : — to mould a hat : — to fix
the hammer of a gun for discharge : — to
raise hay in heaps.

Cock-ade', «- Ribbon or
badge on the hat.

Cock-a-t86', w. Bird of
the parrot kind.

Cock'a-trice, n. Fabulous
serpent.

Cock'boat, n. Small boat
of a ship.

Cock'chaf-er, n. Beetle de-
structive to vegetation.

Cock'er, n. Kind of spaniel used by sports-

Cock'er-el, n. Young cock. [men^

Cock'-fight (-fit),"! «. Fight between

Cock'-fight-ing:, J game-cocks.

Coc'kle (kok^kl), n. Small edible bivalve:
— purple flowering weed, troublesome ia
grain-fields. — 2, v. To wrinkle.




Cockatoo.



COCKLOFT



67



COLIC



Cock'loft, n. Top loft or room.

Cock'ney, n. Native of London, or towns-
man—in contempt.

CSck'pit, n. Area where cocks fight : — the
after part of the orlop deck.

Cock'roach, n. Common black beetle-like
insect, infesting houses.

Cock's' -comb (-kOm), «. Crest of a cock : —
plant bearing a brilliant red crest : — cox-
comb.

Cockswain (kok'swan or k5k'sn), n. Steers-
man of a boat. |

Co'coa (ko'ko), n. Nut-bearing palm-tree :
— cacao-tree, and a beverage made from
its seeds.

Co'coa-niit, n. Nut of the cocoa-palm.

Co-c38n', n. Silken round or egg-shaped
case of the chrysalis.

Cod, n. Husk containing seeds ; bag.

r^2 jl -V , >n. Common edible sea-fish.
Cod'f ish, j

Cod' die, V. a. To parboil : — to indulge ; to

pamper.
Code, n. Collection or digest of laws.
Co'dex, n. ; pi. Cod'i-ceg. Manuscript : —
God'^er, n. Rustic : — miser. [code.

Cod'i-cil, n. Supplement to a will.
Cod-i-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of codifying.
Cod'i-fy, V. a. To form into a code or system.
Cod'iing:, n. Kind of apple : — small cod.
Cod'-liv-er oil, n. Medicinal oil extracted

from the livers of cod and other fish.
Co-ef-fi"cient, n. That which cooperates :

— numerical factor. — 2, a. Cooperating.
Co-e'qual, a. Equal ; of the same rank.
Co-erce', v. a. To restrain : — to force.
Co-er'cion, n. Restraint : — compulsion.
Co-e^ter'nal, a. Equally eternal.
Co-e'val, a. Of the same age with another.

— 2, n. One of the same age.
Co-e?-i3t' (ko-eg-zisf), v. n. To exist to-
gether or at the same time.
Co-e^-ist'ence, n. Existence together «r at

the same time.
Co-e$-isf ent, a. Existing together or at

tHe same time.
Co-ex- ten' si ve, a. Having the same extent.
Cof'^fee, «. "Berry of the coffee-tree, and the

drink made from it.
Coffee-hbflse, n. House of entertainment.
Coffee-mill, n. Mill for grinding coffee.
Coffee-pot, n. Pot for holding cofi"ee.
Coffer, n. Money-chest :— treasure.
Coffer-dam, n. Wat«r-tight structure used

in feuilding piers for bridges, &c.
Coffin, n. Chest in which a dead body is

interred.
Cogr, V. a. To flatter : — to trick ; to deceive :

— to fix cogs in a wheel. — 2, n. Tooth of

a wheel : — small boat.
Gog-. Latin prefix, a form of com — as, cogr-

nate.
Co'l'^o-cjr, n. Force ; power of compelling

conviction.
Co'§ent, o. Forcible ; compelling assent.
Co§'i-tate, v. To think ; to meditate.



Co^'i-ta'tion, n. Meditation ; thought.

Cog'iiate, a. Allied by blood ; kindred.

Cog-ni"tion, w. Knowledge ; perception-
Cog' ni-zance (kOg'ni-zans or kon'e-zans), n.
Observation ; knowledge : — jurisdiction :
— badge.

Cog'ni-zant, a. Having cognizance of.

Cog'nize, V. a. To perceive ; to recognize.

Cog-no'men, n. Surname ; family name.

Cog-nSs'ci-ble, a. That may be known.

Cog'-wheel, «• Wheel furnished with coga.

Co-heir' (ko-ar'), n. Joint heir.

Co-heir'ess (ko-ar'es), n. Joint heiress.

Co-here', v. n. To stick together : — to agree.

Co-he' r§nce, ) n. Act of cohering ; cohe-

Co-he'ren-cy, J sion ; connection.

Oo-he'rent, a. Sticking together ; consist-
ently connected.

Co-he'§ion (k9-he'zhun), n. Act of co-
hering'; attrastion between particles of
bodies.

Co-he' sive, a. Having the power of stick-
'ing. — Co-he' sive-lx, «<*• — C9-he'sive-
ness, n.

Co'hort, n. Body of soldiers.

C'dif, n. Head-dress ; cap.

Coiffure, n. Head-dress ; coif.

Coign (koin), or Coigne, n. Same as quotaa.

Coil, V. a. To gather into a ring. — 2, ».
Twist ; spiral : — perplexity.

Coin, n. Metal legally stamped as money.
— 2, V. a. To convert metal into money :
— to invent or make.

Cbin'al-e, n. Art or act of coining : — metal
coined : — invention.

Co-in-cide', v. n. To agree with : — to oc-
cupy the same space.

Co-in'ci-dence, n. Simultaneous occur-
rence : — agreement.

Co-in'ci-dent, a. Agreeing with ; consistent.

Cbin'er, n. Maker of money : — counter-
feiter.

Coir, n. Cocoa-nut fibre.

Coke, n. Coal deprived of its gaseous mat-
ter by fire. — 2, v. To turn into coke.

Col-. Latin prefix, a form of com — as, col-
lect.

Col'an-der, n. Perforated basin for straining
or draining.

Cold, a. Not hot ; frigid : — isdifferent ;
not affectionate ; reserved. — 2, n. Priva-
tion of heat : — catarrh. — Cold'ly, ad. —
Gold'ness, n.

Cold'-blood-ed (-blud-ed), a. Without sen-
sibility : — without provocation.

C51d-ch'i§'f 1, n. Steel chisel for cutting cold
metal.

Cold' -cream, n. Cooling unguent or salve.

Cold'-heart-?d, a. Wanting feeling.

Cole, n. General name for cabbage.

Co-le-op'te-ra, «. Insects with horny wing
cases ; beetles.

Cole'sISw, n. Salad of cabbage cut fine.

C5'ie-ijs, n. Plant with ^tari-colored leaves.

Oole'wort (kol'wiirt), n. Sort of cabbage.

Gol'ic, «. Painful disorder of the bowels.



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COMBAT



Col-i-se'um, n. Same as colossewm.

Cpl-iab'o-rate, v. n. To labor together, as
pn a work of literature.

Col-lab-o-ra'tion, n. Joint labor.

Col-lab'o-ra-toir, n. Assistant, or fellow-
worker.

Cgl-lapse', n. Wasting or shrinking of the
body : — act of falling together : — faint. — 2,
v.n. To fall together, as sides of a hollow
vessel ; to shrink up : — to break down.

Col'lar, «. King or band of leather, metal,
cloth, &c., round the neck, for dress, as a
badge, part of a harness, &c. — 2, v. a. To
seize by the collar : — to put a collar on.

Col'lar-bone, n. Bone between the shoulder-
blade and the breast-bone.

Col-late', V. a. To compare things similar ;
to bring together and examine.

Col-lat'er-al, a. Being sidewise or side by
side ; not direct ; not lineal. — Col-lat'er-
al-lx, ad.

Coi-la'tion, n. Act of collating : — repast.

Col'league (k61'leg),n. Partner; associate.

Col-lect', V. To gather together ; to accu-
mulate : — to infer.

Col'lect, n. Short prayer.

Col-lect' ed, p. a. Gathered : — self-possessed.

Col-lec'tion, n. Act of collecting ; that
which "is collected : — contribution : — as-
semblage ; group.

Col-lec'tive, a. Gathered into one mass ;
comprehensive. — Col-lee' tive-ly, ad.

Col-lec'tor, n. One" who collects; oflScer
"who collects customs and taxes.

Col'lefe, n. Community or society for lit-
erary, scientific, or other purposes : — sem-
inary of learning : — house for collegians.

Col-le'ti-an, «. Member of a college.

Col-le'|i-ate, a. Pertaining to a college. —
2, n. 'Member of a college.

Col-lide', V. a. To strike together ; to clash.

CSl'l'*' } "• S^®®P-<i<'S of Scotland.

Coll'ier (kSl'yer), n. Digger of coal : —
coal-ship.

CoU'ier-jr (kol'yer-e), n. Coal-mine.

Col-li''§ion (kol-lizh'un), n. Act of col-
liding ; opposition ; interference.

Col'lo-cate, v. a. To place ; te arrange : —
to place together.

Col-lo-ca'tion, n. Act of placing together ;
arrangement. [ether.

Col-lo'di-on, n. Solution of gun-cotton in

Col'lop, n. Small slice of meat.

Col-15 qui-al, a. Relating t» common con-
versation ; familiar.

Col-lo'qui-al-i§m, n. Word or phrase used
in familiar conversation.

Col'lo-quj[, n. Conversation ; dialogue.

Col-hide', V. n. To conspire in a fraud.

Col-lu'§ion, n. Agreement to deceive.

Col-lii'sive, i. Fraudulent ; knavish.

Cp-logrne'-wa-ter (ko-lon'-), n. Perfumed
liquid for the toilet.

Co'lon, n. Punctuation-mark, thus [:] : —
largest intestine.



Colonel (kiir'nel), n. Commander of a
regiment.

Colonelcy (kiir'nel-se), \n. Office of a

Colonelship (ktir'nel-ship), j" colonel.

Co-16'ni-al, a. Relating to a colony.

C51'o-nist, n. Inhabitant of a colony.

Col-o-ni-za'tion, n. Act of colonizing.

Col'o-nize, v. To establish a colony.

Col-on-nade', n. Range of columns.

Col'o-njj, n. Body of people who remove
and settle in a distant region, subject to
the mother country, and the region so
settled.

Col' or (kill'lur), w. Hue or appearance of
bodies to the eye : — tint ; paint : — sem-
blance ; pretence : — pi. ensign or badge.
— 2, V. a. To mark with some hue ; to
paint ; to dye : — to palliate ; to excuse. —
— 3, V. n. To blush.

C61'or-a-ble, a. Specious ; plausible. — C61'-
or-a-bly, ad.

Coi-o-rJi'do bee'tle, n. Striped beetle de-
structive to potato crops.

C61-or-a'tion, n. Act of coloring : — state as
regards color.

Col'or-blind (kill'lur-bllnd), a. Unable to
distinguish colors. — Col'or-blind'ness, n.

Col'ored (kiil'lurd), a. Of negro descent.

Col'or-guard (ktil'lur-gard), n. Body of
men to guard a flag.

Col'or-ing, n. Art or act of applying colors :
— appearance : — excuse.

Col'or-ist, n. Painter who excels in coloring.

Col'or-less, a. Without coior ,• transparent ,*
— without distinctive character.

Co-los'sal, a. Like a colossus ; gigantic.

Col-os-sl'um, n. Spacious amphitheatre at
Rome.

Co-los'sus, n. Statue of enormous size.

Col-port' er, n. Pedler, especially of tracts
and religious books. [son.

Colt, H. Young horse : — inexperienced per-

Colt'er, n. Sharp iron of a plough, to cut
the" sod.

Colt'ish, a. Like a colt ; playful ; frisky.

Colt's' -foot (-ftit), n. Medicinal plant.

Col'um-bine, n. Garden plant with showy
flowers.

Col'umn (kol'um), n. Cylindrical pillar:
— file of troops : — vertical section of a
page : — vertical line of figures, names, &c.

Co-lum'nar, a. Formed in columns.

Col'za, n. ' Species of cabbage.

Com-. Latin prefix, signifying with — as,
corrtbine.

Co'ma, n. Lethargy : — hairiness.

Com-a-tose', a. Lethargic ; drowsy.

Comb (kom), n. Toothed instrument to
dress the hair, wool, flax, &c. : — crest of a
cock, a wave, &c. : — cells in which bees
store honey. — 2, v. a. To dress with a
comb. — 3, I', n. To break with foam, as
the crest of a wave.

Com'bat, \ v. To fight ; to contend ; to act

Com'bat, j in opposition. — 2, n. Contest ;
battle ; fight.



COMBATANT



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COMMODOKE



Relating to a comet.



Com'ba-tant, w. One who combats.

Com'ba-tive, a. Inclined to combat ; quar-
relsome. — Com'ba-tive-ness, n.

C3mbe (koom), n. ' Dry valley.

Com-bi-na'tion, n. Act of combining ; as-
sociation : — conspiracy.

Com-bine', v. To join ; to unite.— 2, n.
"Coalition.

Com-bus'ti-ble, a. That may be burnt. — 2,
n. Cbnibustible material. — Com-bus-ti-
bil'i-tx, Cpm-bus'ti-ble-ness, n.

Com-biis'tion (kom-bust'yun), n. Act or
process of burning.

CSme (kum), v. n. \i. came ; p. come.] To
advance toward : — to arrive : — to happen.

Co-me'di-an, n. Actor or writer of comedy.

Com'e-djr/H. Pleasing or humorous drama.

Come'ly, a. Graceful : — becoming ; decent.
— Come'li-ness, n.

Co-mes'ti-ble, «. Eatable.

Com'et, n. Heavenly body mth a tail or
train of light and an eccentric motion.

Com'et-a-rx, )

Co-met'ic, J

Com'fit, n. Dry sweetmeat of fruit, sugar,
&c.

CSm'fort, V. a. To enliven ; to console ; to
cheer. — 2, n. Consolation ; satisfaction :
— quiet enjoyment.

CSm'fort-a-ble (kum'furt-a-bl), a. Posses-
sing comfort : — cheerful ; dispensing com-
fort. — 2, n. Bed-quilt.— C6m'fort-a-ble-
ness, n. — Com'fort-a-blXi «d-

CSm'fort-er, n. One who affords comfort : —
Holy Spirit : — stuffed coverlet : — woollen
tippet.

Com'fort-less, a. Wanting comfort.

Com'ic, a. Relating to comedy ; raising
mirth.

CSm'i-cal, a. Diverting ; droll. — Com'i-
cal-lj;, ad.

CiSm'ingr (kum'ing), n. Arrival. — 2, p- <»•
Future ; about to come.

Com'i-tXi "• Courtesy ; civility.

Com'ma, n. Punctuation-mark, thus [,] .

Com-mand', v. To govern ; to order ; to
lead. — 2, n. Power : — rule ; direction ;
precept.

CSm-man-dant', n. Military commander
of a place or of troops.

Com-mand'er, n. One who commands : —
naval officer next below a captain.

Com-mand' er-x, n. Body of knights : —
'lodge of Knights Templar, &c.

Com-mSLnd'ingr, a. Exercising command : —
impressive.

Com-mand'ment, n. Command : — rule for
conduct, as the Ten Commandments.

C9m-mea§'i-ra-ble, a. Reducible to the
same measure.

Com-mem'o-ra-ble, a. Memorable.

Com-mem'o-rate, v.. a. To preserve in
memory :'— to celebrate publicly.

Com-mem-o-ra'tion, n. Public celebration.

Com-mem'o-ra-tive, ) a. Tending to com-

Com-mem'p-rij-to-rx, / memorate.



Com-mence', v. To begin ; to enter upon.

C9m-mence'ment, n. Beginning : — time
when students receive their degrees.

Com-mend', v. a. To recommend ; to praise.

Com-mend'a-ble, a. Praiseworthy. — Com-
mend' a-ble-ness, n. — Com-mend' a-blx,
aiL

Com-men-da'tion, n. Approval ; praise.

Com-men'da-to-rx, «• Serving to com-
mend.

Com-mgns'ii-ra-ble, a. Having a common
measure. — Com-mens-u-ra-bil'i-ty, Com-
mens'u-ra-bie-ness, n. — Com-mens'ii-ra-
hly,, ad.

Com-mens'u-rate, v. a. To reduce to some
common measure.

Com-mens'u-rate, a. Coextensive : — ade-
quate.

Com'ment, v. n. To explain by notes or
criticisms ; to expound :^to remark. — 2,
n. Annotation : — criticism ; explanation ;
remark.

Corn'men-ta-rX) «• Book of comments and
annotations.

Com'men-ta-tor, n. Expositor ; annotator.

Com'merce, n.' Exchange of commoAties ;
trade ; traffic : — intercourse : — game at
cards.

Com-mer'cial (kom-mer'shal), a. Relating
to commerce; mercantile. — Com-mer'-
cial-lj, ad.

Com-mi-na'tion, n. Threat ; denunciation.

Com-min'a-to-rjr, «• Denunciatory ; threat-
ening.

Com-mm'gle, v. To mix together.



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