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— inconstant ; unsteady. — Frail' tx, n.

Frame, v. a. To make , to construct : — to
constitute : — to adjust : — to fabricate : — to
put into a frame. — 2, w. Skeleton or sup-
porting part ; structure : — scheme ; sys-
tem ■ — state ; condition.

Frame'TFOrk (-wlirk), n. Skeleton ; frame.

Franc, n. French coin, value iiearly 20
cents.



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Fran'chige (fran'chiz), «. Right of voting :
— privilege of exemption granted to indi-
viduals : — sanctuary ; refuge. — 2, v. a. To
make free.

7ran'§i-ble, a. Easily broken ; fragile ;
brittle. — Fran-f i-bil'i-tx, n.

Prank (frangk), n. Mail-matter exempt
from postage. — 2, v. a. To exempt from
postage. — 3, a. Fi'ee ; open ; candid.

Frank'in-cense, n. Gum resin used as a
perfume.

Fran' tic, a. Mad ; raving ; furious.

Fra-ter'nal, a. Brotherly ; like brothers.

Fra-ter'ni-tj:, n. Body of men united ;
brotherhood : — brotherly spirit.

Fra-ter'nize, v. n. To agree or associate as
brothers.

Frat-ri-ci'dal, a. Relating to fratricide.

Frat'ri-cidel n. Murder, or murderer, of a
brother.

Frtud, n. Deceit ; imposition ; cheat.

FrSud'i-lent, a. Deceitful ; treacherous :
— obtained by fraud.

Fraught (fraAvt),_p. from freight.

Fray, n. Battle ; fight ; quarrel. — 2. v. a.
To rub ; to ravel. — 3, v. n. To become
worn or rubbed.

Freak (frek), n. Sudden fancy ; whim ;
caprice : — monstrosity.

Frec'kle (frek'kl), n. Yellowish or brown-
ish spot on the skin. — 2, v. To give or
acquire freckles.

Freck'lx, «• I'ull of freckles ; spotted.

Free, a. At liberty : — ^for common use : —
exempt : — innocent : — unreserved ; fa-
miliar ; candid : — unobstructed : — libei-al ;
lavish : — gratuitous. — 2, v. a. To set at
liberty : — to establish the innocence of.

Free'b88t-er, n. Bobber ; pirate.

Free'born, a. Born free ; inheriting liberty.

Freed'man, n. One freed from slavery.

Free'dom, n. Liberty ; independence : —
privilege ; immunity : — candor ; famili-
arity.

Free'-hand, a. Executed freely by hand.

Free'hold, n. Estate held in perpetual right.

Free'hold-er, n. One who has a freehold.

Free'man, n. One who enjoys liberty : — one
possessed of civil rights ; citizen.

Free'ma-son (-ma-sn), n. One of an ancient
secret society, said to have been composed
originally of masons.

Free' stone, n. Sandstone easily wrought.

Free'think-er, n. One who disbelieves di-
vine revelation ; sceptic.

Free'think-ing, n. Unbelief in divine rev-
elation. — 2, a. Not believing in divine
revelation. [country free of duty.

Free' -trade, n. Admission of goods into a

Free-will', n. Power of directing one's
own actions. — 2, a. Voluntary.

Freeze, v. To congeal or be congealed by
cold ; to chill.

Freigrht (frat), v. a. To load, as a ship, car,
&c. — 2, n. Load or cargo of a ship, car,
&c. : — price of transportation of gooda.



2,



Freight' -car (frafkar), n. Railroad car for

carrying freight.
French, n. Language of France : — -pi. people

of France. — 2, a. Belonging to France or

the French.
French'man, n. Native of France.
Fren'zied, a. Frantic ; maddened.
Fren'zjj, n. Madness ; distraction.
Fre'quence, \n. Repetition ; common oc-
Fre'quen-cXi J currence : — full assembly.
Fre'quent, a. Often occurring ; usual.
Fre-quent', v. a. To visit often ; to haunt.
Fre-quent'er, n. Frequent visitor.
Fres CO, n. Painting on fresh plaster.

V. a. To decorate in fresco.
Fresh, a. New ; recent : — lively ; blooming :

— not salt : — cool ; brisk ; invigorating ; —

unskilled. — 2, n. Freshet.
Fresh'en (fresh'shn), v. To make or be-
come fresh.
Fresh'et, n. Flood of water ; sudden rise

of a stream.
Fresh'man, n. Novice : — one in the lowest

class in a college.
Fret, n. Worry ; irritation : — -carved work :

— bar in the finger-board of a guitar, &c.,

to guide the fingers of a player. — 2, v. a.

To wear by friction or corrosion : — to vex ;

to "agitate : — to diversify : — to form into

raised work. — 3, ■;;. n. To be corroded or

worn : — to be agitated or vexed.
Fret'ful, a. Disposed to fret ; irritable.
Fret' work (fret'wlirk), n. Ornamental

raised or perforated work.
FrI'a-ble, a. Easily pulverized or crumbled.

— Fri-a-bil'i-ty, n.
Fri'ar, n. Member of a mendicant monastic

order.
Fri'a-rj:, n. Monastery of friars.
Fric-as-see', n. Dish of chickens or small

anirnals stewed or fried in strong sauce. — •

2, V. a. To dress as a fricassee.
Fric'tion, n. Act of rubbing ; attrition : —

resistance caused by rubbing.
Fric'tion-al, a. Caused by, or relating to,

friction.
Fri'day, n. Sixth day of the week.
Fried (frid) , p. a. Cooked with fat in a pan

over the fire.
Friend (frSnd), n. One joined to another by

affection ; intimate : — one of the religious

denomination of Friends, or Quakers: — ■

one favorable or propitious.
Friend'less, a. Wanting friends.
Friend'lx, «• Having friendship ; amicable :

— neighborly : — ^favorable :-;-convenient.
Friend' ship, n. Affectionate intimacy ; per-
sonal kindness.
Frieze (frez), n. Coarse woollen cloth : —

large, flat member of a column, below the

cornice.
Frig' ate, n. Ship of war of moderate size.
Fright (frit), v. a. To terrify ; to alarm.—

2, 71. Terror ; alarm ; that which frightens.
Fright' en (fri'tn), v. a. To terrify.
Fright' ful (frit'fUl), a. Terrible ; dreadful.



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Frii^id, a. Cold : — dull ; spiritless : — for-
bidding ; repelling.— Fri-iid'i-tx, n.

Frill, w. Edging or ruffle of linen or cotton.
— 2, V. a. To ornament with a frill.

Fringe, n. Trimming or border of loose
dangling threads. — 2, v. a. To form or
adorn with fringe.

Frip'per-jr, n. Old clothes : — gaudy finery ;
trumpery. — 2, a. Trifling ; contemptible.

Frisk, V. a. To leap ; to skip. — 2, n. Frolic ;
leap ; skip.

Frisk'x, a. Gay ; frolicsome ; wanton.

Frith, n. Fjord ; estuary.

Frit'ter, n. Kind of pancake, fried : — frag-
ment. — 2, V. a. To divide into small
pieces : — to waste little by little.

Friv'o-loiis, a. Slight ; trifling ; trivial. —
Fri-vol'i-tx, n.

Frizz, n. Curl ; frizzle. — 2, v. a. To curl ;
to frizzle.

Friz'zle, v. a. To curl in short curls. — 2, w.
Lock of hair crisped.

Fro, ad. From — as, to and /ro.

Frock, n. Dress : — gown for children : — sort
of long coat : — loose outer garment.

Frog, w. Small amphibious quadruped, vdth
hind legs adapted for
jumping : — ornamental
fastening for a coat : —
tender horn beneath a
horse's hoof: — triangular
plate where two railroad
tracks cross.

Frol'ic, a. Gay ; full of
levity or pranks. — 2, n. Wild prank : —
scene of mirth. — 3, v. n. To play pranks ;
to be merry.

Frol'ic-some, a. Full of gayety ; playful.

"From, prep. Noting source, beginning, dis-
tance, absence, privation, or departure ;
out of ; because of ; leaving behind ; not
near to ; since.

Frond, n. Leaf of a palm or fern.

Front, n. Forehead ; face : — forepart : —
lady's false hair : — impudence. — 2, v. To
oppose face to face ; to encounter : — to
face ; to be opposite.

FrSnt'a^e, n. Forepart ; front.

Front' al, a. Relating to the front.

Fron'tier, n. Boundary of a country, and
the adjacent territory. — 2, a. Belonging
to, or adjacent to, a frontier.

Fron'tis-piece, n. Print or engraving facing
the title-page of a book.

Frost (frost or frawst), n. Act or process
of freezing ; state of atmosphere favorable
to freezing : — frozen dew. — 2, v. a. To
cover, as with hoar-frost.

Frost'ing:, n. Crust, as of sugar on a cake :
— that which resembles frost.

Frost'jj, a. Producing, containing, or re-
sembling frost : — of a cold disposition.

Froth (froth or friwth), n. Bubbles on the
surface of liquor ; foam : — empty or sense-
leee show. — 2, v. n. To form bubbles on
the surface ; to foam.



Frog.



Froth'x, a. Full of foam : — unsubstantial.

Fro'ward, a. Peevish ; perverse.

Fro-^n, V. n. To look stern ; to scowl. — 2,

V. a. To repel by stern looks. — 3, n.

Scowl ; stem look ; look of dislike.






Fro-^'zv r "■ -^®*^^ ' ^^^^y '■ — d™ ; cloudy.
Froze, i. from freeze.
Fro'zen (fro'zn),jp. from freeze.
Fruc-ti-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of fructifjing.
Fruc'ti-fyj v. To make or be fruitful ; to

bear fruit.
Fru'gal, a. Thrifty ; economical ; sparing ;

saving. — ^Fru-gal'i-tj:, n.
Fru-fifer-ous, a. Bearing fruit.
Fru-l'iv'o-rous, a. Feeding on fruit.
Friiit (frut), n. Produce of the earth, of

plants, or of animals : — offspring : — that

which contains the seed of plants : — result.

— 2, V. n. To bear fruit.
Fruit' a§e (friit'aj), n. Fruit collectively,
Fruit'er-er, n. One who trades in fruit.
Fruit' ful, a. Productive ; fertile.
Fru-i"tion (fru-ish'un), n. Act of enjoy-
ing ; enjoyment ; possession.
Fruit'less, a. Unfruitful : — useless.
Fruit' -tree, n. Tree that produces fruit.
Fruit'j:, o. Having the taste or smell of

fruit.
Frus'trate, v. a. To defeat ; to disappoint ;

to balk : — to nuUify.
Frus-tra'tion, n. Disappointment ; defeat.
Friis'tum, n. ; pi. Frus'ta.

Remainder of a pyramid

or cone when the top is

cut ofi"; part of a solid

included between two

planes.
Fry, n. Dish of food fried :

— little fishes. — 2, v. a.

cooked in a pan with fat over a fire.
Fry'ingr-pan, n. Pan for frying.
Fuch'sia (fu'she-a), n. Genus of beautiful

flowering plants.
Fud'dle, V. To make or become drunk, or

confused, -with liquor.
Fudf'e, inlerj. Expression of contempt. — 2,

n. Nonsense.
Fii'el, n. Combustible substance : — that

which feeds emotion or passion.
Fii'|-i-tive, a. Transient : — running away :

— easily evaporated : — perishable. —2, n.

One who runs away ; deserter.
Fiil'crum, n. Support or pivot to a lever.
Fiil-fii', V. a. To accomplish ; to complete ;

to bring to pass.
Ffil-fil'ment, n. Completion ; performance.
Full, a. ' Filled ; replete : — abounding : —

satiated : — complete ; perfect : — strong. —

2, n. Complete measure ; whole : — highest

state or degree. — 3, ad. Quite ; exactly.

— 4, V. a. To thicken and cleanse, as cloth.
Full'er, n. One who fulls cloth.
Full'er'§-earth', n. Kind of clay, used in

fulling cloth.
Ffill' -length', a. Embracing the whole.




Frusta.
To cook or be



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Fnl'mi-nate, v. n. To thunder ; to explode.
— 2, V. a. To utter, as a threat : — to cause
to explode. — 3, n. Explosive compound
sensitive to heat, friction, or percussion.

Ful-mi-na'tion, n. Explosion : — denuncia-
tion.

Fiil'some, a. Nauseous ; offensive.

Fum'ble, v. To attempt, handle, or manage
awkwardly : — to grope about : — to falter.

Fiime, n. Smoke ; vapor : — exhalation from
the stomach : — rage. — 2, v. n. To smoke ;
to pass off in vapor :t— to rage.

Fii'mi-grate, v. a. Tol cleanse or perfume
with smoke or fumes.

Fu-mi-gra'tion, n. Act of fumigating ; vapor.

Flin, n. Sport ; high merriment ; frolic.

Func'tion, n. Employment ; office : — duty :
— faculty ; power.

Func'tion-al, a. Kelating to some function.

Fiinc'tion-a-rjr, w. One who has an office.

Fiind, n. Established stock or capital ; stock
out of which supplies are drawn : — pi. debt,
due by a government, on which interest is
paid : — money. — 2, v. a. To place in the
funds, as money.

Ffin-da-ment'al, a. Serving for the founda-
tion or basis ; essential ; important.

Fii'ner-al, n. Burial or interment, and the
accompanying ceremony. — 2, a. Kelating
to burial.

FA-ne're-al, a. Suiting a funeral ; dismal.

Fun'gous, a. Like a fungus ; spongy ; lack-
ing firmness or permanence.

Fun'gus, n. Quick-growing spongy plant,
as the mushroom : — spongy animal ex-
crescence.

Fun'nel, n. Flaring tube or pipe, for pour-
ing liquors into bottles, &c.

Fiin'nx, «• Comical ; droll.

Fiir, n. Soft hair : — skin with soft hair. — 2,
V. a. To line or cover with fur. — 3, a.
Consisting or made of fur.

Fiir'be-low, n. Elounce, fringe, or other
ornament on a woman's dress. — 2, v. a.
To adorn with furbelows.

Fur'bish, v. a. To burnish ; to polish.

Fu'ri-olis, a. Mad ; frantic ; raging ; vio-
lent : — vehement ; impetuous.

Furl, V. a. To roll or wrap into a bundle,
as a sail.

Fiir'longr, n. Eighth of a mile.

FiiT'louerh (fiir'lo), n. Temporary leave of
absence from service.



Fur'nace, n. Enclosed fireplace for pr/j-
ducing great heat, as for heating houpes,
melting metals, &c.

Fiir'nish, v. a. To supply ; to provide . — to
fit up ; to equip.

Fiir'ni-tiure, n. Goods in a house for use or
ornament : — outfit.

Fiir'ri-er, n. Dealer in furs.

Fiir'row, n. Long trench or hollow. — 2,
V. a. To cut in furrows. [fur.

Fiir'rjr, a. Covered with; or consisting of,

Fiir'ther, a. More in jxdvance ; at a greater
distance ; farther. — 2, ad. To a greater
distance. — 3, v. a. To forward ; to pro-
mote.

Fiir'tfier-ance, n. Promotion ; advance-
ment.

Fiir'tfier-more, ad. Moreover ; besides.

Fiir'_tfier-most, ) «• Most distant or remote.

Fiir'thest, J — 2, ad. At the greatest

distance.

Fiir'tive, a. Stolen ; stealthy.

Fu'rj:, n. Madness : rage : — frenzy : — en-
thusiasm : — hag ; virago.

Fiirze, n. Prickly shrab ; gorse.

Fii§e, V. To melt ; to liquefy by heat : — to
unite closely. — 2, n. Fuze.

Fii'§i-ble, a. That may be melted. — Fii-§i-
bil'i-tj:, n.

Fii-§ii-lade', n. Discharge of fire-arms.

Fii'§ion (fii'zhTin), n. Act, pi-ocess, or state
of melting, or of blending together.

FiSss, n. Tumult ; bustle ; noise. — 2, v. n.
To make ado about trifles.

Fus'sy, a. Busy about trifles ; bustling.

Fust'ian (fust'yan), n. Thick twilled cot-
ton cloth, including velveteen and cordu-
roy : — bombast. — 2, a. Made of, or
resembling, fustian : — ^bombastic.

Fii'tile, a. Trifling ; worthless : — vain ;
useless. — FA-til'i-tx, n.

Fiit'tocks, n. pi. Lower timbers in a ship.

Fiit'ure (fiit'yur), a. That will be here-
after ; that is to come. — 2, n. Time or
event to come.

F6-tu'ri-tj:, «• Future time or event.

Fiize, n. Tube filled with combustible mat-
ter, for firing mines, exploding shells, &c.

Fiizz, V. n. To fly out in small particles. —
2, n. Light particles ; volatile matter.

Fuz'zjr, a. Rough and shaggy : — light and
spongy.

Fy, inter/'. Word of blame and contempt.



G.



Gab, n. Mouth : — loquacity. — 2, v. n. To
talk idly ; to prate.
Gab-ar-dine', n. Coarse, loose frock.
Gab'ble, v. n. To gab : — to utter inarticu-
late sounds. — 2, n. Loud, foolish talk : —
inarticulate sounds.
Ga'ble, ti. Triangular end of a houw.



Gad, n. Point of a weapon ; spear or arrow-
head : — goad. — 2, v. n. To ramble about ;
to rove idly.

Gad'-a-bbut, \ n. One who runs about idly ;

Gad'der, J gossip.

Gad'fly, n. Fly that stings cattle and
horses.



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Gr?,ff, «. Harpoon or large hook: — spar

spreading the top of a sail.
Gag" V. a. To stop the mouth : — to nauseate.

— 'i, V. n. To choke with nausea. — 3, n.

Something to stop the mouth with : — act

of choking with nausea.
Ga§'e, n. Pledge : — gauge : — challenge to

combat.— -2, v. a. To wager ; to pledge : —

to engage :- -to gauge.
Gai'e-tji «■ Siime as gayety.
Gai'ix, ad. Samv as gaijly.
Gain (gan), n. IPi-^'fit ; advantage: — sur-
plus. — 2, V. a. To win ; to get : — to attain.

— 3, V, n. To grow rich ; to advance.
Gain'fal, a. Profitable ; lucrative.
Gain'l^ss, a. Unprofitable.



Gain-say . I ^ „_ jo contradict ; to deny.



Gain' say,

Gain-say'ing, n. Contradiction ; denial.

Gait, n. \Valk ; pace ; manner of walking.

Gai'ter, n. Covering of cloth for the ankle,
fitting over the shoe.

Ga'la, n. Festival ; show ; mirth.

Gal'ax-y, n. Milky Way, a luminous tract
crossing the heavens : — splendid assem-
blage.

Gale, n. Strong wind : — excitement.

Ga-le'na, n. Chief ore of lead.

Gail, n. Bile, bitter yellowish-green fluid
secreted by the hver : — rancor : — excoria-
tion of the skin : — nutgall. — 2, v. a. To
rub off the skin : — to irritate ; to annoy.

Gal'lant, a. Brave ; high-spirited ; daring.

Gal-l£nt', a. Polite and attentive to ladies.
— 2, n. Man attentive to ladies. — 3, t>. a.
To pay attention to ladies.

Gal'lant-rjr, «. Courage : — ^nobility ; gen-
erosity ; chivalry : — courtship.

Gal'Ier-jr, «• Long covered passage : — long
room, used for the display of works of art
and the like : — balcony or raised floor.

Gal'ley (gfiJ'le), n. Low, flat-bottomed ves-
sel driven with
oars and sails : —
ship's kitchen :
— tray for hold-
ing printer's
types set up, but
not ready for
printing.

Gail' -fly, n. Fly
that causes nut-
galls.

Gal'lic, "I a. Relating to Gaul or France ;

Gal'U-can, | French.

Gall'ic, a. Relating to the gall-nut.

Gal'li-na'ceous, a. Denoting, or pertaining
to, pheasants or domestic fowl.

Gal'li-pot, n. Pot painted and glazed.

Gall' -nut, n. Same as nutgall.

Gal'lon, n. Measure of four quarts.

Gal-166n', n. Kind of lace : — narrow rib-
bon used for binding.

Gal'lop, V. n. To move or ride at a gallop,
or very fast. — 2, n. Leaping run, as of a
horse, the swiftert pac«.




Galley.



GEl'lows, n. Erection of beams for susp«nd-
ing objects, or for hanging criminals : —
suspenders.

Ga-lophe' (ga-losh'), n. Shoe worn over
"another shoe in wet weather.

Gal'op {or ga-lo), n. Lively sort of dance,
anci the music for it.

Gal- van' ic, a. Relating to galvanism.

Gil'van-i§m, n. Electricity produced by
chemical action ; science of galvanic elec-
tricitj'.

Gal'van-ize, v. a. To affect with galvanism :
— to plate or coat with metal.

Gal-va-nom'e-ter, n. Instrument for de-
tecting, and measuring the strength of,
electric currents.

GSm'ble, v. n. To play for money ; to bet.

Gam'bler, n. One addicted to gambling.

Gam'bling, n. Act of plajing for money.

Gam-hS|-e', n. Gum-resin, used in medicine,
and as a yellow pigment.

Gam'b9l, v. n. To dance ; to skip ; to leap.
2, n. Skip ; hop ; leap.

Gam'brel, n. Hind leg of a horse : — crooked
stick for suspending a slaughtered animal.
— Gambrel roof, a roof with a broken slope,
the lower part steeper than the upper.

Game, a. Sport or amusement, as for a trial
of skill or luck ; play : — scheme : — animals
hunted for sport : — ^l. public athletic
contests. — 2, v. n. To play for money ; to
gamble. — 3, a. Courageous : — lame.

Game'-leg, t^ Lame or crooked leg.

Game'ster, n. One addicted to gambhng.

Gara'ing, n. Same as gambling.

Gam'inon, n. Thigh of a hog salted and
dried : — backgammon : — hoax. — 2, v. a.
To salt and dry in smoke, as bacon : — to
hoax : — to fasten a bowsprit with ropes.

Gam'ut, n. Scale of musical notes.

Gam's:, "• Having the flavor of game
kept till tainted : — plucky ; spirited.

Gan'der, n. Male of the goose.

Gang, n. Number of persons associated to-
gether ; crew ; band,

Gan'gli-on, n. Minor nerve-centre : — tumor
on a tendon.

Gang'-plank, n. Plank used iu going on
board a ship.

Gan'grene, n. Loss of vitality in living
flesh. — 2, V. To corrupt and mortify.

Gan'gxe-nous, a. Mortified ; putrefied.

Gang'way, n. Passage-way into a ship or
other iuclosure. [can kind.

Gan'net, n. Large aquatic bird of the peli-

Gant^let, n. A military punishment,

Q-aol (jal), n. Same as jail.

gaol'er (jal'er), n. Same a,s jailer.

Gap, n. Opening ; breach ; passage.

Gape, \ V. n. To open the mouth wide ; to

Gape, J yawn : — to crave : — to stare. — 2, n.
Act of gaping ; yawn.

Ga-ra^e' (ga-razh'), n. A stable for auto-
mobiles.

Garb, n. Dress ; clothes : — appearance.

Gar'bafe, n. Entrails ; offal ; refuse.



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Gar'ble, v. a. To select, or to mutilate, to
suit a purpose.

Gai/den (gar'dn or gar'den), n. Enclosed
plot for cultivating plants : — fruitful or
delightful region. — 2, v. n. To cultivate
a garden. [garden.

Gai/deii-er (gar'dn-er), n. Cultivator of a

Gar'den-ing (gar'dii-ing), n. Art, science,
or practice of cultivating a garden.

Gar'gle, v. a. To wash the throat and
mouth. — 2, ». Liquor for gargling.

Gar'ish, a. Gaudy ; showy ; staring.

Gar'iand, n. Wreath of flowers, branches,
&c. ; ornamental band or wreath. — 2, v. a.
To deck with a garland.

Gar'lic, n. Strong-scented plant of the
onion kind.

Gar'ment, n. Article of clothing ; dress.

Gar'ner, n. Place for grain ; granary. — 2,
V. a. To store, as in a granary.

Gar'net, n. Red precious stone.

Gar'nish, v. a. To decorate, as a dish of
food : — to warn. — 2, n. Decoration, as of
a dish of food.

Gar'ret, n. Uppermost room of a house.

Gar'ri-son (gar're-sn), w. Guard for a forti-
fied place ; fortified place. — 2, v. a. To
fortify ; to supply with an armed force : —
to place in a garrison. [rii'li-tj:, **•

Gar'rA-Ious, «■ Prattling ; talkative.— Gar-

Gar't^r, n. Suspender or band to hold "up
the stocking :— badge of the highest order
of knighthood in Great Britain. — 2, v. a.
To bind with a garter : — to invest with
the order of the Garter.

Gas, «. Elastic, air-like fluid : — inflamma-
ble gas for illuminating purposes.

Ga^'e-ous, a. Having the form, quality, or
state of gas.

Gash, V. a. To make a gash in. — 2, w. Deep
cut ; gaping wound.

Gas'-ligriit (gas'lit), n. Light produced by
the combustion of illuminating gas. [gas.

Gas'-me-ter, n. Apparatus for meaisuring

Ga-gom'e-ter, n. Reservoir and measuring
apparatus for gas.

G^sp, V. n. To gape in order to catch
breath : — to desire eagerly. — 2, v. a. To
emit with a gasp. — 3, n. Act of gasping.

Gas'-pipe, n. Pipe to convey gas.

Gas' trie, a. Relating to the stomach.

Gas-tri'tis, w. Inflammation of the stomach.

Gaa-tron'o-mjr, n. Delight in eating : —
science or art of good living.

Gate, n. Door of a city, building, or yard :
— avenue ; passage ; way : — ^frame to stop
the passage of water, as in a dam.

Gate'-way, n. Passage through a, gate ;

gate.
Gatfi'er, v. a. To collect ; to bring or draw
together ; to assemble : — to glean : — to
infer : — to pucker ; to contract : — to ac-
quire ; to gain ; to vdn. — 2, v. n. To col-
lect ; to assemble: — to increase: — to be
condensed ; to thicken : — to generate pus.
3, % Fold, plait, or pucker in cloth.



Gatfi'er-ingr, n. Act of collecting ; — colles-
tion ; assembly ; crowd : — abscess ; gener-
ation of pus.

GSud, n. Trinket ; piece of fiuery.

GSu'di-ness, n, Showiness ; <^wdry shovr.

GSu'dx, «• Showy ; tawdr«^ ; gay.

Gau§-e (gaj), v. a. To measure with respect
to capacity, contents, or power ; to esti-
mate. — 2, n. Measure ; standard : — ap-
paratus or stanaard for measuring : —
breadth of a railway.

Gaunt (gant), o. Thin ; lean ; meagre.

Gaunt'let, n. Iron glove of armor : — long
glove covering the wrist.

G^use, n. Thin, transparent fabric of silk,
cotton, linen, &c.

Gau'zx, a- Relating to, or resembling, gauze.

Gave, i. from give.

Gav'el, 71. Pile of reaped grain, not tied up :
— sioall mallet.

Ga'vi-al, n. Asiatic crocodile.

Gav'ot, ) M. Kind of lively dance, and the

Ga-vot', J music for it.

GSwk, w. Same as gawky.

GSwk'x, n. Stupid or awkward person. — 2,
a. Awkward ; clownish.

Gay (ga), a. Cheerful ; merry : — ^gaudy ;
showy.

Gay'e-tx, m. Cheerfulness ; joy ; mirth : —
show ; finery.

Gaze, V. n. To look intently and earnestly ;
to stare. — 2, Jt. Intent regard ; look of
wonder.

Ga-zelle', n. Small,
beautiful antelope.

Ga-zette', n. News-
paper, especially one
in which ofiBcial news
is published. — 2, v. a.
To insert in a gazette.

Gaz-et-teer', n. Writer or publisher of news:
— geographical dictionary.

fB^ear, n. Furniture ; accoutrements ; dress ;
ornaments : — goods ; property : — harness :
— gearing. — 2, v. a. To put in harness ; to
dress. — 3, v. n. To fit together, as toothed
wheels.

jaear'ing, n. Series of toothed wheels work-
ing together to transmit motion.

^eese (§es), n. ; pi. of goose.

5:e-lat'i-nate, \v. To make into, or be-

9e-lat'i-nize, J come, gelatine or jelly.

grel'a-tine, n. Soft, jelly-like, transparent
or' translucent substance obtained from
animal tissue.

9e-lat'i-nous, a.
tine or jelly.

5rel-se'mi-iim, w.




Gazelle.



with a medicinal root.



Containing, or like, gela-



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