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book : — route of travel. — 2, a. Relating to

i-tin'er-ate, v. n. To travel ; to journey.

Its, pron. Possessive case from it.

It-self, pron. Neuter reciprocal and em-
phatic pronoun, noting some particular
thing : — in its real character.

I'vied (i'vid), a. Covered with ivy.

I'vo-rx, n. Valuable hard white substance,
t^e tusk of the elephant, walrus, &c. — 2,
a. Made of ivory. [climbing plant.

i'vy (i've), n. Evergreen creeping and

Iz'z^rd, n. Letter Z.



Jab'ber, v. To utter rapidly or indistinctly ;
to gabble. — 2, n. Idle talk ; prate ; chat.
Jackj n. Instrument to pull off boots :
— machine of various kinds, as a spit : —
flag : — support : — male of some animals : —
court-card called the hnave.

Jack'^1, n. Wild animal al-
lied to the dog.

Jack'-a-14n'tern, n. Ignis

Jack'a-napes, n. Monkey :
— buffoon : — impertinent

JSck'£ss, n, Male of the ass

Jack'-b68ts, n. pi. Boots reaching above the

Jack'dS.w, n. Species of the crow ; daw,

Jack'et, n. Short coat ; close waistcoat.

Jack'-knife (jak'nif), n. Large clasp-

Jack' -screw (-skru), n. Screw for moving
great weights.

Jac'o-bin, n. Dominican friar : — member
of "a French revolutionist club in 1789 : —
sort of pigeon,

Jac'o-bite, n. Partisan of James II, of
England, and of his descendants.

JJlc-quard' (jak-kard'), a. Noting a loom
for figured silks.

Jade, n. Worthless horse : — woman — in con-
tempt : — hard, green, ornamental stone. —
2, V. a. To tire ; to harass.

Jag, n. Notch ; protuberance : — small load,

Jag, or Jagg, v. a. To notch.

Jag'ged, \ a
Jagg'x, |u


Cut in notches ; indented

Large tropi-
cal American
animal of the
leopard kind.

Jail, n. Prison ;
place of con-

Jail' -bird, n.

One who has been in jail.

Jail'er, n. Keeper of a jail.

Jal'ap, n. Mexican plant, and a cathartic
drug derived from it.

Jam, n. Conserve of fruit : — crowd. — 2, v. a.
To squeeze closely ; to press.

Jamb (jam), n. Side-piece of a fireplace,
door, or other opening in a building,

Jan'gle, v. n. To wrangle. — 2, t>. a. To
sound discordantly. — 3, n. Discordant
sound : — wrangling.

Jan'is-sa-rjr, ) n. Soldier of the Turkish

Jan'i-zgt-rjr, / foot-guards, abolished in 1826.




J5n'i-tor, n. Door-keeper ; porter.

Jan'A-a-rx, n. First moath of the year.

Ja-pan', a. Pertaining to ware varnished
in Japanese fashion. — 2, n. Varnish used
in japanning. — 3, v. a. To varnish and
embellish : — to make black and glossy.

Jap-an-e^e', a. Belonging to Japan. — 2, n.
Native of Japan : — language of Japan.

Ja-pon'i-oa, n. Japanese camellia.

Jar, V. n. To clash ; to be discordant. — 2,
V. a. To shake ; to shock. — 3, n. Vibra-
tion : — discord :— deep vessel.

Jar'gon, n. Uniatelligible talk ; slang.

Ja^'mine, ) n. Plant, and its fragrant yel-

Jas'mine, J low or white flower.

Jas'per, n. Opaque, ornamental variety of

Jaun'dice (jan'dis), n. Disease which gives
the eyes and skin a yellow color.

Jaun' diced (jan'dist), a. Having the jaun-
dice : — prejudiced.

Jaunt (jant), v. n. To ramble ; to wander.
— 2, n. Bumble ; excursion.

Jaunt'x, a. Airy ; easy ; showy.

Jave'lin (jav'lin), n. Light spear.

JSw, n. Bone in which the teeth are fixed ;
mouth. — 2, V. To

Jay (ja), n. Bird of
the crow family,
having gaudy plu-

Jeal'ous (jel'us), a.
Suspicious of rivalry:
— envious : — zealous.
— Jeal'ous-jj, n.

Jean (jan or jen), \ n

Jean§ (janz or jenz), j cloth.

Jeer, v. To mock ; to taunt. — 2, n
taunt ; biting jest.

Je-ho'vah, n. Hebrew name for God.

Je-june'^, a. Void of matter or interest.

Jel'lx, n. Translucent glutinous or gelati-
nous substance : — sweetmeat in the form
of jelly.

Jel'lj-fish, n. Jelly-like marine animal.

Jen'ny, n. Machine for spinning.

Jeop'ard (jep'ard), ) d. a. To put in danger ;

Jeop'ard-Ize, " j to hazard ; to risk.

Jeop'ard-x (jep'ar-de), n. Hazard; danger.

J'erk, v. a. To throw or pull suddenly : — to
cut and dry beef. — 2, n. Sudden throw or
pull ; spasmodic movement.

Jer'kin, n. Close waistcoat.

Jerk' j, a. Moving by jerks or starts ; char-
acterized by jerks.

Jer'gey, n. Fine wool, or wool yarn : —
close-fitting garment.

Jes'sa-mine, n. Same as jasmine.

Jest, V. n. To make sport ; to joke. — 2, n.
Any thing intentionally amusing ; joke.

Jgst'^r, n. One who jests : — buffoon.

JSg'i-it, n. Member of a famous order of
the Eoman Catholic Church.

JSj-A-it'ic, ) a. Pertaining to the Jesuits :

Jg9-&-It'i-c^l, j —crafty ; insidious.

Twilled cotton


Jet, n. Very hard, black carbon, used for
ornaments : — spout or shoot, as of water.
— 2, V. n. To shoot forward ; to project.

Jet' -black, a. Perfectly black.

Jet'tx, n. Pier extending into the water. —
2, a. _ Made of jet :— black as jet.

Jew (ju or ju), w. Hebrew ; Israelite.

Jew' el (ju'gl), n. Precious stone: — person
or thing greatly valued. — 2, v. a. To
adorn with jewels.

Jew'el-ler, n. Dealer in jewels and orna-

Je^'el-rv^*^* 1 "* •'^^^^^^ or jewellers' wares.
Jew'ess (jii'ge), n. Hebrew woman,
Jew'ish, a. Relating to the Jews.
Jewg'-harp, n. Small harp-shaped musical

instrument, played between the teeth.
Jib, 71. Projecting arm of a crane : — fore-
most sail of a ship.
Jibe, V. To shift, as a sail, from side to side

of a vessel.
Jif fx, n. Instant ; moment.
Jig:, n. Lively dance or dance-music.
Jilt, n. Person who jilts ; coquette. — 2, v.

To cast off or deceive in love.
Jin'g'le, V. To sound, or cause to sound,

with a rattle or tinkle. — 2, n. Tinkling

sound : — light rhyme.
Job, n. Piece of chance work : — transaction.

— 2, V. n. To deal, as a broker : — to work

at jobs.
Jock'ey (jok'e), n. Boy who rides horses in

races : — horse-dealer : — cheat. — 2, v. a. To

cheat ; to trick.
Jo-cose', a. Waggish ; given to jest.
Joc'i-Iar, a. Humorous ; jocose. — Joc-&-

lar'i-tx, n.
Joc'und, a. Cheerful ; joyous ; sportive.
Jog:, V. a. To nudge : — to arouse. — 2, v. n.

To move or ti'ot slowly. — 3, jj. Push : —

hint : — gentle trot.
Jogr'gle, V. To shake ; to disturb by push-
ing. — 2, n. Shake ; slight push.
Jog' -trot, ». Slow trot.
Join, V. To couple ; to combine ; to attach ;

to unite.
Join'er, n. One who makes the wooden

work for finishing houses.
Jbin'er-x, n. Work of a joiner.
Joint, n. Place where two or more things

join: — articulation of limbs: — piece of

meat for roasting. — 2, a. Combined. — 3,

V. a. To unite : — to divide at a joint.
Jotnt'ed, a. Having joints.
Jbint'ij:, ad. Together ; in concert.
Joint' -stock, n. Stock held in company.
Joint'iire (joint'yur), n. Estate settled on

a wife, to be enjoyed after her husband's

Joist, n. Timber or beam of a floor.
Joke, H. Fun ; something said or done to

cause laughter. — 2, v. To jest ; to make

game of.
JSl-li-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of making jolly;

festive scene.




JSl'ljr, «• Jovial ; merry ; causing mirth.
— Jol'li-tx, n.

Jol'lj-boat, «. Ship's email hoat.

Jolt, V. To shake, as a carriage on uneven
ground ; tojerk. — 2, n. Shock ; sharp jerk.

Jon'quil, \n. Sort of narcissus, with

Jon-quille', J white or yellow flowers.

Joa'tle (jos'sl), v. a. To push against, as in
a crowd ; to joggle. [set down briefly.

Jot, n. Least quantity ; iota. — 2, v. a. To

Jour'nal, «. Record of transactions ; diary :
— newspaper ; periodical : — shaft and its
bearing, in machinery.

Joiir'nal-igm, n. Newspaper profession ;
business of publishing a newspaper.

Joiir'nal-ist, «. Newspaper writer.

Joiir'ney, n. Travel by land ; passage ; ex-
cursion. — 2, V. n. To travel.

Joiir'ney-man, n. Workman hired by the
day. [To tourney.

Joust (just), n. Tournament ; just. — 2, v. n.

Jo'vi-al, a. Hilarious ; jesting. — Jo-vj-Sl'-

Jowi (jol), n. Cheek or jaw. [i-tx, «•

Joy, n. Gladness ; gayety ; exultation : —
cause of gladness. — 2, v. n. To rejoice ;
to be glad.

Jby'fiil, a. Full of joy ; glad ; happy.

Joy'le33, a. Cheerless ; -without joy or en-

Jby'ous, a. Merry ; joyful. [joyment.

Jii'bi-lant, a. Shouting for joy; triumphant.

Ju-bi-la'tion, n. Exultation ; rejoicing.

Jii'bi-lee, «. Season of public festivity : —
joyful commemoration of an event.

Ju-da'ic, \ a. Jewish ; belonging to the

Ju-da'i-cal, / Jews.

Jii'da-ism, n. Religious beliefs of the Jews :
— conformity to Jewish doctrines.

Judl'e, n. Oiae who judges : — officer who
presides, or decides cases, in court. — 2, v.
To pass sentence ; to decide.

Jfid^'ment, n. Act or power of judging ;
decision ; sentence : — good sense.

Ju'di-ca-to-rx, n. Court of justice. — 2, a.
Dispensing justice.

Ju'di-ca-ture, n. Power of dispensing jus-
tice : — court of justice.

Ju-di"cial (ju-dish'al), a. Relating to, or
proceeding from, a judge, or court of jus-
tice : — fitted to judge.

Ju-di"ci-a-r5r (ju-dish'f-a-rg), a. Relating
to courts of judicature, or to judicial deci-
sions. — 2, n. Judges collectively : — power
which dispenses justice.

Ju-di"cious (ju-dlsh'us), a. Directed by
good judgment ; discreet.

Jug, n. Earthen vessel with a narrow
mouth and a swelling body.

Jug' gift (jug'gl), V. n. To practise jugglery.
— 2, n. Trick of legerdemain.

Jug'gler, «. One who practises jugglery.

Jiig gler-x, n. Sleight of hand : — deceiving

Ju'gi-lar, a. Pertaining to the throat, or
to a large vein of the throat, called the
jugular vein, which conveys blood from
the head to the heart.

Jiiice (jiis), m. Water of vegetables or
fruit : — liquid part of animal substances.

Juice'less, a. Dry ; without moisture.

Jui'cx U^'^?)i <*• Abounding with juice.

Ju'jiibe, «. Small tree, and its edible fruit ;
— sort of sweetmeat.

Ju'lep, n. Spirituous drink flavored with
mint : — pleasant liquid medicine.

Jy-ly', n. Seventh month in the year.

Jum'ble (jum'bl), v. To mix confusedly. —
2, w. Confused mass or mixture : — kind
of cake.

JQmp, V. To leap over ; to skip ; to bound.
— 2, n. Act of jumping ; leap ; bound.

Junc'tion, n. Act of joining ; state of being
joined ; place of union.

Junct'ire (jungkt'yur), n. Point of junc-
tion : — critical period.

Jiine, «. Sixth "month of the year.

Jun'gle (jung'gl), n. Thicket of brush-
wood, vegetation, &c.

Jiin'ior (jiin'yur), a. Younger: — later in
rank. — 2, n. Person younger or later in
rank : — student in the third college year.

Ju'ni-per, n. Evergreen shrub with small
purplish berries.

Junk, n. Old cable, iron, or other rubbish :
— hard salt beef : — Chinese ship.

Junk'et, n. Sweetmeat made of curdled
milk : — jolly entertainment or excursion.
— 2, V. n. To feast ; to make merry.

Jun'ta, n. Council of state, as in Spain or
Spanish America.

Jun'to, n. Faction ; cabal.

Jii'pi-ter, n. Chief deity of the ancient
Romans : — largest of the primary planets.

Ju-ris-dic'tion, n. Authority ; legal au-
thority ; extent of authority.

Ju-ris-pru'dence, n. Science of law.

Jii'rist, n. One versed in civil law ; lawyer.

Jii'ror, n. One who serves on a jury.

Ju'rjr, «• Body of twelve to twenty-three
men, selected to hear evidence and render
a decision or a verdict in a case at law.

Ju'rjj-man, n. Same asjtiror.

Just, a. Lawful : — upright ; impartial : — ex-
act. — 2, ad. Exactly: — merely. — 3,n. Mock
fight on horseback between two persons
armed with lances. — 4, v. n. To tourney.

Jus'tice, n. Equity ; right : — fidelity : —
judge ; magistrate.

JTjs-ti"ci-a-ry (jus-tish'e-a-re), n. Admin-
istrator of justice : — chief justice.

Jus'ti-fi-a-ble, a. That may be vindicated
or defended ; just.

Jus-ti-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of justifying ; vin-
dication ; defence.

Jus'ti-fy, V. a. To prove just ; to vindicate :
— to adjust, as type.

Jilt, V. n. To project. [bling hemp.

Jute, n. Indian plant, and its fibre, xesem-

Ju've-nile, a. Youthful ; suited to youth.

Ju-ve-nil'i-tx, w. Youthfulness ; manners
of youth.

Jux-ta-po-§i"ti9n (-p9-zish'yn), n. Near-
ness in place ; contiguity.






Kai';er (ki'zer), n. Emperor of Germany
or" Austria.
Kale, or Kail, n. Kind of cabbage.

Ka-lei' do- scope, n. Optical instrument com-
posed of mirrors variously arranged, with
colored fragments, producing a multitude
of synunetrical colored figures.

Kal'en-dar, n. Same as

Ka-na'ka, n. Native of
the Hawaiian Islands.

Kan-&a-r86' (kang-
ga-ro'), n. Australian
marsupial animal with
long hind-legs, upon
which it leaps.

Ka'o-lin, \n. Porcelain

Ka'o-line, Jor China

Ka'tj-did, n. American insect like the grass-
hopper, with a shrill cry.

Kay'ak, ) M. Light canoe used by Arctic

Ky'ak, /tribes.

Kedl'e, n. Small anchor.

Keel, n. Largest and lowest timber in a ship,
extending from stem to stem : — ship. — 2,
V. n. To navigate : — to turn keel up ; to

Keen, a. Sharp ; acute : — severe ; piercing :
— eager.

Keep, V. a. [i. A p. kept.] To retain posses-
sion of : — to hinder : — to guard ; to take
care of: — to maintain, as an establish-
ment : — to have on hand or in stock : — to
preserve in good condition : — to observe,
as an anniversary. — 2, v. n. To remain : —
to last ; to endure in good condition : — to
bold session. — 3, n. Stronghold : — subsist-

Keep'er, n. One that keeps ; attendant ;
custodian ; manager.

Keep'ing, n. Custody : — support : — har-

Keep'sake, n. Gift for remembrance.

KS?, «. Small cask or barrel .

Kelp, n. Sea-weed : — alkaline ashes from

Kelt. n. Same as celt. [burnt sea-weed.

Kelt ic, a. Same as celtic.

KSn, v. a. To know : — to recognize. — 2, n.
Range of vision or knowledge.

KSn'nel, n. House for dogs ; pack of dogs
kept in a kennel : — hole of a fox or other
wild beast : — gutter.

KSpt, i. & p- from keep.

Ke-rEm'ic, a. Same as ceramic.

K^rb, r». Same as otrb.

Ker' chief (ker'chif), n. Square of fine
clothj worn by women as a head-dress,
about the neck, &c.

Ker'n^l, n. Edible substance in the shell of
a nst, or tt;« stone of a fruit ; grain : —
nucleus : — gist.

Ker'9>sene, n. Illuminating oil obtaia«d
from petroleum.

Ker'gey, n. Coarse woollen cloth.

Ker' gey-mere, n. Same as cassimere.

Ketch'up, w. Same as catchup.

Ket'tle, n. Wide-mouthed metal vessel
used for cooking.

Ket'tle-dnim, w. Orchestral drum, shaped
like a kettle : — afternoon tea.

Key (ke),n. Instrument by which to fasten
or unfasten a lock, to wind a clock or
other mechanism, or to tune a musical in-
strument : — finger-piece, as of a piano or
type-writer : — clew ; explanation : — low
rocky islet near a coast : — quay : — fun-
damental note in music : — pitch ; tone. —
2, V. a. To fasten, wind, or tune with a key:
— to raise to a pitch or tension.

Key'-board, w. Range of keys in a piano,
type-writer, &c.

Key'-hole (ke'hol), n. Hole in a lock, to
put a key in.

Key' -note, «. Fundamental note of a piece
of music : — controlling principle ; funda-
mental fact.

Key'-stone, n. Middle stone of an arch : —
central element of a system.

Khe-di'vS (ka-de'va), "I n. Viceroy or ruler

Khe-dive', j of Egypt.

Kick, V. To hit or strike out with the foot :
— to resist : — to recoil. — 2, n. Blow with
the foot : — resistance ; protest : — recoil.

Kid, M. Young of a goat, and leather made
from its skin.

Kid'nap, v. a. To carry away a human
being by force or stealth.

Kid'ney (kid'ne), n. ; pi. Kid'neyg. Gland
which secretes urine: — sort; humor.

Kill, V. a. To deprive of life ; to destroy : —
to destroy the efi"ect of.

Kiln (kil), n. Furnace for drying or burn-
ing, as grain or bricks ; pile of brick for

Ki'lo, «. Same as kilogram.

Kil'o-gram, "In. Metric weight, of 2.2046

Kil'9-gramme, J avoirdupois pounds.

Kil'o-li-tf r, ) n. Metric measure, of 1.308

Kil'o-li-tre, j cubic yards dry, or 264.18 gal-
lons liquid.

Kil'o-me-ter, \ n. Metric measure, of .62137

Kil'9-me-tre, / mile.

Kil'o-stere, n. Metric measure, of 35317.4
cubic feet.

Kil''o-watt, n. A thousand-watt electrical
unit ; 1^ horse-power.

Kilt, w. A short skirt worn by Highlanders.

Kin, n. Relationship ; relatives.

Kind, a. Benevolent ; tender ; gentle. — 2,
n. Race ; species ; sort.

Kin'd§r-gar-ten, n. School for young chil*
dren, taught by games and object-lessoxM.

Kind'-heart'^d, a. Benevolent.





Ein'dle, v. a. To set on fire : — to inflame :
— to rouse. — 2, v. n. To catch fire ; to
begin to burn : — to become aroused.

Kind'li-nSss, n. State or quality of being
kindly ; mildness ; good-will.

Kind'ly, a. Natural ; of the kind or race :
— benevolent ; favorable.

KInd'ness, n. State or quality of being
kind ; kind act.

Kin'dred, n. Relation : — relatives ; kins-
folk.— 2, a. Congenial : — related.

Kine. n. ; pi. of cow.i

Klin-e-mat'o-graph, w. A moving-picture
machine. " [forces.

Ki-net'ics, «. pi. Science of the action of

King, n. Ruler of a nation >— chief.

King'dom, n. Dominion or state ofa king :
— class of objects, according to their nat-
ural constitution — as the animal, vege-
table, and mineral king-

K!ng'f5sh-er, n. Bird of
various species, having
showy plumage, and
preying upon fish.

Kingr'lj:, a. Relating to a
king ; royal.

Kink, n. Twist ; entangle-
ment. — 2, V, n. To become entangled ; to

Kink'jr, a. Full of kinks ; tightly curled.

Ki'no, n. Astringent vegetable extract.

Kin^'folk (kinz'^k), n. pi. Kindred ; rela-

Kin' ship, n. Relationship ; kindred.

Kin§'m^n, n. Male relative. [tive.

Kins' wom-an (-wtim-an), n. Female rela-

Kip per, V. a. To salt and smoke, as fish.

Ki'rk, n. Church : — church of Scotland.

Ki'r'mSss, n. Combined entertainment and

Ki'r'tle, n. Outer garment ; skirt ; mantle.

Kis'met, n. Fate ; destiny.

Kiss, V. a. To salute with the lips : — to
touch caressingly. — 2, n. Salute by join-
ing lips : — small sweet cake.

Kit, n. Small fiddle : — wooden tub or pail :
— kitten : — outfit, as of tools.

Kitch'en, n. Cook-room : — metal apparatus
for cooking food. [den.

Kitch' en-gar' den (-dn), n. Vegetable-gar-

Kite, n. Bird of prey somewhat like a
hawk : — light toy of paper and wood made
to fly in the wind.

Kith, n. Acquaintance, — Kith and kin,
friends and relatives.

Kit'ten (kit'tn), n. Young cat.

Kit' ti- wake, n. Kind of sea-gull.

Klep-t9-ma'ni-a, n. Mania for stealing.

Klep-to-ma'ni-ac, n. One aff'ected with

KnSck (nak), n. Toy: — trick; dexterity.

Knag (nag), n. Knot in wood: — peg: —

KnSp'sack (nUp'sak), n. Bag carried by
soldiers and travellers.

Knarl (narl), n. Same as gnarh

Knave (nav), n. Dishonest man ; villain :
— face-card bearing a servant or soldier,
also called jack.

Knav'§r-3j (nav'er-e), n. Trickery ; petty

Knav'ish (nav-ish), a. Like a knave ; dis-
honest : — roguish.

Knead (ned), v. a. To work and press to-
gether with the hands, as dough.

Knee (ne), n. Joint between the thigh and
the leg.

Knee' -cap, n. Cap of bone in front of the

Knee' -deep, a. As far up as the knees.

Kneel (nel), p. n. [i. & p. knelt or kneeled.]
To bend, or rest on, the knees.

Knee' -pan (ne'-), n. Same as knee-cap.

Knell (nel), n. Sound of a funeral bell. —
2, V. n. To toll.

Knelt (nelt), i. & p. from kneel.

Knew (nu), i. &p. from know.

Knick'er-bock-er§ (nik'-), n. pi. TroueefS
ending at the knee.

Knick'knack (nik'nak), n. Trifle ; bawble ;

Knife (nlf), n. ; pi. Kniveg (nivz). Sharp-
edged instrument for cutting or stabbing.
— 2, V. a. To stab.

Knight (nit), n. Military attendant:—
champion : — rank and title next below a
baronet : — piece in chess. — 2, v. a. To
create one a knight.

Knight' -er' rant (nit'er'rant), n. ; pi.
Knights' -er' rant. Knight wandering in
search of adventures.

Knight'hood (nIt'hM), n. Dignity of a
knight : — knights collectively.

Knight'lx (nit'le), a. Pertaining to, or be-
coming, a knight ; chivalrous.

KnSt (nit), v. [i. & p. knit or knitted.]
To weave yam, &c., into a fabric with
needles : — to join : — to contract, as the

Knit'ting-nee'dle (nit'ting-ne'dl), n. Long
blunt needle used in knitting.

Knive§ (nivz), n. ; pi. of knife.

Knob (nob), n. Hard protuberance : — hill :
— handle, as of a door, &c.

Knob'bx (nob'be), a. Full of knobs; hard.

Knock (nok), v. To strike against : — to hit
with something heavy : — to rap. — 2, n.
Sudden blow ; rap.

Knock'er (nok'er), n. One who knocks: —
sort of hammer fastened to a door, to
knock with.

Knock'-kneed (nok'ned), a. Having legs
bent inward so that the knees knock in

Knoll (nol), v. n. To knell.— 2, n. Hillock ;
top of a hill.

Knot (n6t), n. Loop drawn tight, in a cord,
&c. ; part tied : — bond of union : — diffi-
culty : — collection ; cluster : — place in
wood running at angles with the grain : —
nautical mile. — 2, v. To form knots ; to tie.




KnSfted (not'ted),") a. Jull of knots:—

Knot'ty (nOt'te), /difficult.

Knodt (nofit), n. Kussian whip for flogging
criminals ; punishment with the knout.

Enow (no), v. [i. knew; p. known.] To
possess knowledge ; to perceive and under-
stand : — to recognize : — to be acquainted
with ; to have experience of.

Know'ing (no'ing), a. Intelligent: — cun-

Enowl'edfe (nol'ej), n. Act of knowing ;

perception of fact : — learning : — experi-
ence : — ^information ; instruction.

Known (non), p. from know.

Kniic'kle (nuk'kl), n. Joint of the finger :
— knee-joint of a calf or other animal
used for food. — 2, v. n. To submit.

Ko'ran, n. Mohammedan bible.

Kou'mis, \ n. Liquor made from fermented

Ku'miss, J milk.

Kra'ai, 1 n. Native village or hut in South

Kraal, J Africa.


L^ (law), interj. See ! look ! behold !
La, n. Syllable applied to the sixth
sound of the musical scale.
La'bel, n. Name or title affixed to any

thing ; slip of writing containing the title,

description, &c. — 2, v. a. To affix a fabel

on ; to mark.
La'bi-al, a. Uttered by, or relating to, the

lips. — 2, n. Letter pronounced by the lips,

as b, p, V, f, m, and xv.
La'bor, n. Effort ; physical or mental toil.

— 2, V. To toil ; to take pains : — to be op-
Lab'o-ra-to-rj^, n. Place where scientific

experiments are carried on ; workshop.
La'bored, a. Showing signs of effort.
la-bo'ri-oiis, a. Painstaking ; industrious :

— difficult.
La-biir'num, n. Small leguminous tree,

with clusters of yellow blossoms.
Lab'jr-rinth, n. Building or enclosure full

of intricate passages ; maze : — ^bewildering

Lac, n. Dark-red resinous dye-stufif: — in

East India, 100,000 rupees, nominally equal

to £10,000.
Lace, n. Delicate ornamental net-work,

made of threads of silk, cotton, &c. : —

string ; cord. — 2, v. a. To bind or fasten

with a cord : — to streak ; to intermix.
La5'er-ate, v. a. To tear ; to mangle ; to

torture. [or wound made by lacerating.
Laj-er-a'tion, n. Act of lacerating ; rent
Laph'rjj-mal, a. Pertaining to, or secreting,

tears ; weeping. [brious.

Laph-rjf-mose', a. Shedding tears ; lugu-
Lac'ing', «. Act of fastening or binding

with a lace ; that which laces.
Lack, V. To want ; to need ; to be without.

— 2, n. Want ; need ; deficiency.
LSck-a-dai'9i-cal, a. Affectedly pensive ;

Lack'er, n. & v. a. Same as lacquer.
Lack'ey (lak'e), w. Servant; footman.

La-con ic, | a
La-con'i-cal, j v;

Expressing much in few
words ; concise ; pithy.
LEc'quer (lak'gr), n. Varnish made of
shellac and alcohol. — 2, v. a. To varnish
with lacquer.

La-crosse', n. Canadian game at ball.

Lac-ta'tion, n. Act or period of giving suck.

Lac'te-al, a. Milky : — conveying chyle. — 2,
n. Vessel that conveys chyle.

Lac'tic, a. Of, or pertaining to, milk : — ^ap-
plied to the acid of sour milk.

Lac-tifer-oiis, a. Containing or conveying
milk. '

Lac-tom'e-ter, n. Instrument for testing

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