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ten.
SSv'en-teenth (sev'vn-), a. Next after six-
teenth. — 2, n. One of seventeen equal

parts of a whole.
SSVenth (sSv'vnth), a. Next after sixth.

— 2, n. One of seven equal parts of a

whole.
Sev'en-ti-eth (sev'vn-), a. Ordinal of

seventy.— 2, n. One of seventy equal parts

of a whole.
Sev'en-tx (sev'vn-), a. & n. Seven times

ten.
SSv'er, V. a. To separate ; to disjoin ; to

part.
Sev'er-al, a. Many : — distinct ; different.
SSv'er-al-tx, n. State of separation.
SSv'er-ance, n. Separation ; partition.
Se-vSre^ a. Sharp ; harsh ; strict. — S§-

. ver'i-1^, n.
Sew (so), V. [i. sewed; p. sewed or sewn.]

To join with stitches ; to use a needle and

thread.
SeVa^e (s6'%j), n. Foul water carried oflf

by sewers : — sewerage.



Sew'er (sd'^r or sh^), n. Drain or passage
for sewage.

Sew'er-^§^e (sS'gr-jj), n. Construction of,
or drainage by means of, sewers.

Sex, n. Distinction between male and fe-
male : — womankind.

SSx-ak-g-?-na'ri-9.n, n. Person sixty years
old".

Sex-afe-na-rx, a. Threescore ; sixty.

Sex-a-§Ss'|-mai, n. Second Sunday before
Lent.

Sex-a-l'ea'i-mal, a. Sixtieth.

Sex-an'gfi-lar," a. Having six angles.

Sex-en' ni-al, a. Lasting six years : — occur-
ring eveiy six years.

Sex' tan t, n. Sixth part of a circle : — in-
strument for measuring angles.

Sex'to-dej-i-mo, n. Book composed of sheets
folded into thirty-two pages — abbreviated
to 16mo.

Sex'ton, n. Care-taker of a church or
church-yard.

Sex'tii-ple, a. Sixfold ; six times told.

Sex'{i-al, a. Pertaining to sex ; founded on
sex.— Sex-A-al'i-tx, «•

Shab'by, a. Threadbare ; slovenly : — mean ;
paltry.

Shac'kle, v. a. To chain ; to fetter.

Shac'kle? (shak'klz), n. pi. Fetters.

Shad, n. Fish like the herring, caught in
rivers, and valued as food.

ShSd'dgck, n. Tree and fruit like an orange.

Shade, n. Interception of light ; shadow :
— obscurity : — screen :— degree of color :—
slight degree : — ghost. — 2, v. To screen,
as from light or heat : — to shadow ; to ob-
scure : — to mark with gradations of light
or color.

Shad'ing, n. Gradation of light or color.

Shad'ow (shad'o), n. Shade cast by an ob-
ject ; obscurity : — faint representation : —
ghost : — inseparable companion : — shelter ;
protection. — 2, v. a. To cast a shadow on ;
to obscure : — to watch closely : — to repre-
sent faintly : — to protect.

Shad'9W-3C, a. Full of shade ; dark : — un-
real ; unsubstantial.

Sha'djr, a. Having shade ; shaded.

Shkft, n. Arrow ; thing shaped or used like
an arrow : — handle : — pole of a wagon : —
trunk of a column : — steeple : — axle : —
deep, narrow pit or passage.

Shift' ing, n. System of shafts, as in a work-
shop.

Shag, n. Kough, woolly hair : — kind of
cloth with a coarse nap : — coarse sort of
tobacco.— 2, V. a. To make shaggy.

Shag'bark, n. Shell-bark hickory.

Shag'ged, or Shag'ix, a- Rugged :— hairy.

Sha-green', n. Leather with a granulated
surface.

Shah, n. Euler of Persia.

Shake, v. [t. shook ; j). shaken.] To vibrate ;
to tremble ; to agitate : — to cause to waver
or vibrate. — 2, n. Concussion ; vibratory
motion.



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SHAKE-DOWN



274



SHELF



Shake'-db'^, «. Temporary bed.

Shak'er, n. One of a religious sect.

Shak'ingr, n. Vibratory motion ; concussion.

Sha'kjr, a. Shaking ; unsteady ; uncertain.

Shale, *n. Husk ; pod : — kind of clay slate.

Shall, V. awciiiary. \i. should.] Used as a
sign of the future tense.

Shal'lop. M. Light sort of boat.

Shal-lot , n. Sort of onion.

Shil'low (shal'lo), a. Not deep; not pro-
found ; superficial ; trifling. — 2, n. Sand-
bank ; shoal. — 3, v. To make or grow
shallow.

Shalt, V. Second person singular of shall.

Sham, V. To trick : — to feign ; to pretend.
— 2, n. False pretence ; trick. — 3, a.
False ; counterfeit.

Sham'ble, v. n. To walk with a shufSe, or
awkwardly.

Sham'ble§, n. pi. Flesh-market ; abattoir.

Sham'bling, a. Moving awkwardly; clumsy.

Shame, n. Disgrace ; reproach : — modesty.
— 2, V. a. To make ashamed ; to disgrace.

Shame'faced (sham'fast), a. Modest ; bash-
ful.

Shame' ful, a. Disgraceful ; indecent.

Shame'less, a. Wanting modesty ; impu-
dent.

Sham'mx, n. Soft leather, originally made
from the skin of the chamois.

Sham-pSd', v. a. To massage the head or
limbs after bathing, or with soap lather. —

2, n. Process of shampooing.
Sham'rock, n. Three-leaved plant of the

clover and other species, the emblem of

Ireland.
Shank (shangk), «. Leg from the knee to

the ankle : — long bone of the leg : — long

part of any thing.
Shan'tj:, w. Temporary building ; mean

cabin.
Shape, V. a. [i. shaped ; p. shaped or shapen.]

To form ; to mould : — to adjust. — 2, n.

Form ; figure : — manner ; condition.
Shape' less, a. "Wanting shape.
Shape'lj, a. Symmetrical ; well formed.
Shard, «. Fragment of an earthen vessel :

— outer wing of a beetle.
Sh^re, V. To partake with others ; to

divide. — 2, n. Individual part; allot-
ment : — ploughshare.
Shire'-hold-er, n. Owner of a share in a

joint stock.
Shark, n. "Voracious sea-
fish of many species : —

sharper.
Sharp, a. Keen ; acute : —

shrill : — sour : — peaked :

— eager ; shrewd. — 2,

n. Note raised a semitone : — trickster. —

3, V. a. To make higher by a semitone.
Sharp'en (shar'pn), v. To make or grow

sharp.
Sharp' er, n. Cheat ; trickster.
Sharp'ie, n. Kind of sail-boat.
Sharp' -sSt, a. Hungry ; ravenous ; eager.



to




Shark.




Sharp' -sh88t-er, n. Good marksman.
Shat ter, v. To break into pieces ;

splinter.
Shave, v. a. [i. shaved ; p. shaved or shaven.]

To cut, as the hair or beard : — to pare : —

to strip : — to skin the surface of. — 2, n.

Tool used for shaving wood : — operation

of shaving : — narrow escape.
Shav'er, n. Barber : — sharper : — ^boy.
Shav'ing, n. Thin slice pared off: — act of

one who shaves. [shoulders.

Sh^wl, n. Loose wrap for the head or
She, pron. pers. fem. Female referred to : —

woman.
Sheaf, «.; pi. S h e a v e §.

Bundle of grain in stalks:

— any bundle. !

Shear, v. a. [i. sheared ; p. \

shorn or sheared.] To cut j

off with shears, or as with

shears ; to strip. — 2, v. n.

To sheer. Sheaf.

Shears, n. pi. Cutting-instrument (rf two

blades moving on a pivot ; scissors.
Sheath, n. Case ; scabbard.
Sheathe, v. a. To put into a sheath : — to en-
close or cover.
Sheath'ing, n. Act of enclosing or covering :

— material for covering.
Sheave, n. Pulley wheel.
Shed, V. a. [i. &p. shed.] To pour out ; to let

fall : — to cast off. — 2, «. Hut ; outbuilding.
Sheen, n. Splendor ; lustre.
Sheep, n. sing. & pi. Ruminant quadruped

valuable for its wool, and for its flesh,

called mutton.

Shl?'f 61d } "• ^^clo^re for sheep.

Sheep'ish, a. Bashful ; diffident.

Sheep's' -head, n. Food-fish of several spe-
cies : — dunce.

Sheep' skin, n. Skin of a sheep, or leather
made from it : — diploma.

Sheer, n. Longitudinal curve of a ship's
deck or sides. — 2, a. Pure ; downright : —
thin and fine. — 3, ad. Straight : — qijite.
— 4, V. n. To deviate ; to move off.

Sheers, w. pi. Apparatus of mast and ropee,
for lifting heavy weights.

Sheet, n. Piece of bed-linen : — ^large, thin
leaf or piece of any thing : — expanse, as
of water : — piece of paper : — newspaper :
— sail, and rope for spreading it. — 2, v. a.
To furnish with sheets ; — to spread.

Sheet' -an'phor, n. Largest anchor in a
ship : — chief support or reliance.

Sheet'ing, n. Cloth for making sheets.

Sheet' -lig-ht'ninff (-lit-ning), n. Lightning
diffused over the sky.

Sheik, n. Chief of a tribe of Arabs.

Shek'el (shek'kl), n. Jewish coin and
weight.

Shgl' drake, n. Kind of wild duck.

Shelf, n. ; pi. Shelveg. Board fixed horizon-
tally against a wall : — ledge of rocks or
sand : — ledge.



SHELL



275



SHOOTING-STAR



SliSll, n. Hard coTering, as of certain fruits
and animals : — crust : — framework : — ex-
plosive missile : — light boat for racing. —
2, V. a. To strip off the shell of: — to
bombard.

ShSl'lac, n. Melted lac in thin plates.

Shell' -bark, n. Kind of hickory, and its nut.

ShSll'-fish, n. Aquatic animal having a
shell ; crustacean ; mollusk.

Shel'lj:, a. Abounding with shells : — having
a ^e'U.

Shel'ter, n. Protection ; refuge. — 2, v. To
protect or be protected.

Shel'ter-less, a. Destitute of shelter.

Shel'tie (shel'te), n. Shetland pony.

Shelve,' v. a. To furnish witlr shelves : — to
place OB a shelf : — to put aside. — 2, v. n.
To overhang : — to slope gradually.

Shelv'ingr, a. Sloping. — 2, ». Material
for stelves ; shelves.

Shelv'x» «• Shallow ; full of banks.

She'ol, n. Place of departed spirits.

Shgp'herd (shep'grd), n. One who tends
sheep' : — pastor.

Shep'herd-ess (-erd-), n. Female shepherd.

Sher bet, \ n. Preparation of water, fruit-

Sher-bet', J juice, sugar, &c., sometimes
frozen.

Sher'iff, n. Chief executive officer of a
county.

Sher'i£f-dom, n. Sheriff's jurisdiction.

Sher'rjr, n. Kind of Spanish wine.

Shew (sho), v. a. [i. shewed; jp. shewn.]
Same as show.

Shewn (shon), p. from skew.

Shield (sheld), n. Piece of defensive armor
carried on the left arm : — protection ; de-
fence. — 2, V. a. To defend ; to protect.

Shift, V. To change : — to exchange : — to
transfer. — 2, n. Change : — expedient ;
subterfuge : — relay : — chemise.

Shift'less, a. InefBcient ; thriftless.

Shift' 3C, a. Tricky ; fertile in artifice.

Shil'ling, n. English silver coin of twelve
pence, worth about twenty-five cents.

Shfl'ljr-shal'lx, M- Irresolution. — 2, v, n.
To act irresolutely.

Shim'mer, n. Quivering light ; glimmer.
— 2, v.n. To gleam ; to glisten.

Shin, n. Front part of the leg, below the
knee. — 2, v. To climb by the aid of
arms and legs.

Shin'dx, n. Kiot; disturbance.

Shine, V. n. [i. & p. shone.] To give out
light ; to gleam ; to be brilliant. — 2, n.
Fair weather : — lustre.

Shin'er, n. One that shines :— small fish.

Shin'gle (shing'gl), n. Loose stones and
gravel : — small thin board to cover build-
ings : — sign-board : — pi. disease of the skin.
— 2, V. a. To cover with shingles : — to
crop, as the hair : — to remove impurities
from iron by hammering it while red-hot.

Shin'ing, a. Bright ; splendid : — conspic-
uous.

Shi'nx, a. Bright; splendid ; luminous.



Ship, n. Large sea-vessel, prepelled by
wind or steam.— 2, v. a. To put into a
ship : — to transport : — to put in place. — ■
3, V. n. To engage for service on board
ship.

Ship'board, n. Deck of a ship.

Ship'-chand-ler, n. Dealer in ship furniture
and stores.

Ship'-mas-ter, n. Captain of a ship.

Ship'mate, n. One serving in the same
ship.

Ship'ment, n. Act of shipping ; transporta-
tion ; goods shipped.

Ship'ping, n. Vessels of navigation : — ton-
nage.

Ship' -shape, a. & ad. In good order.

Ship' wreck (-rek), n. Loss of a ship at sea :
— ruin ; disaster. — 2, v. a. To sink or de-
stroy, as a ship at sea : — to ruin.

Ship' Wright (-rit), n. Builder of ships.

Ship' -yard, n. Yard where ships are built or
repaired.

Shire, or Shire, n. County.

Shirk, V. a. To avoid or neglect, as one's
duty : — to evade. — 2, n. One who shirks.

Shirr, v. a. To pucker a fabric by parallel
gatherings. — 2, n. Puckering so made.

Shirt, n. Under-garment for the upper part
of the body.

Shirt' ing, n. Material for shirts.

Shiv'er, v. To shatter : — to shudder. — 2, n.
Splinter : — shaking-fit ; shudder.

Shiv'er-x, a. Brittle : — tremulous.

Shoali n. Throng : — school of fish : — shallow
place in a river or other water ; sand»
bank. — 2, v. To crowd : — to make or be-
come shallow. — 3, a. Shallow.

Shoat, n. Same as shote.

Shock, n. Concussion ; attack ; stroke : —
strong emotion or agitation caused by
surprise : — pile of sheaves of grain : —
shaggy dog : — shaggy mass, as of hair. —
2, V. a. To shake : — to offend ; to disgust :
— to gather in shocks.

Shock'ing, a. That shocks ; frightful.

Shod'dx, n. Waste from woollen manufact-
ure ; old woollen fabrics shredded : — cloth
made from shoddy. — 2, a. Of, or like,
shoddy : — inferior ; sham.

ShSe (sho), n. Cover for the foot: — any
thing similar in shape or use, as in a
machine ; tip. — 2, v. a. [i. & p. shod.]
To furnish with shoes : — to tip.

Sh8e'string, n. String to tie a shoe.

Shone, or Shone, i. & p. from shine.

Sh8o, interj. Begone ; away.

Shook (shtik), i. & p. from shake. — 2, n.
Bundle of staves or short boards.

Shodt, V. a. [i. & p. shot.] To discharge, as
a gun : — to strike with a shot : — to pro'
ject : — to emit. — 2, v. n. To dart ; to
pierce : — to sprout ; to grow : — to hunt :— •
to jet out : — to pass. — 3, n. Discharge : —
young branch ; sprout : — sloping trough
or spout.

Sh86t'ingr-star, n. Glowing meteor.



SHOP



276



SHUTTLECOCK



ShSp, n. Place for retailing goods, or for
manufacturing. — 2, v. n. To frequent
shops ; to purchase goods.

Shop'keep-er, n. One who sells in a shop.

Shop'lift-fr, w. One who steals from a shop.

Shore, n. Coast of a body of water : — prop.
— 2, V. a. To prop ; to support.

Shorn, p. from shear.

Short, a. Not long in time, space, extent,
or height : — lacking ; scanty : — abrupt ;
curt : — brittle ; tender. — 2, ad. Abruptly.

Short' c$m-ing, n. Defect in performance.

Short'en (shor^tn), v. To make or become
short.

Short' en-ing, n. Act of making short : —
substance, as butter or lard, to make
pastry short, or tender.

Short' -hand, n. Stenography.

Short' -lived (-livd), a. Not liying long.

ShiJrt'lx, ad. Quickly ; soon : — concisely : —
abruptly ; peremptorily.

Short' -sight-ed (-eit-), a. Near-sighted : —
without tliQught for the future.

Shot, ». & p. f'rom shoot. — 2, n. Act of shoot-
ing : — one who shoots : — reckoning : —
range of a missile : — {pi. Shot and ShSts)
small granular bullet ; projectile.

Shote, n. Young hog.

Shot' -gun, n. Smooth-bored gun for small
shot.

Shoiild (shUd), v. auxiliary and defective; i.
from shall. Denoting condition, or duty.

Shoul'der, n. Place where the arm or fore
leg joins the body ; upper part of the back.
— 2, V. a. To push ; to jostle : — to put on
the shoulder : — to assume.

ShouI'der-blade, n. Broad, flat bone of the
shoulder.

Shoul'der-strap, n. Strap on the shoulder
of an oflBcer, indicating his rank.

Shodt, n. Loud, vehement cry. — 2, v. To
cry loudly.

ShSve (shhv), v. a. To push ; to rush
against. — 2, n. Act of shoving ; push.

Shov'el (shtlv'vl), n. Broad, flat tool for
digging, &c. — 2, V. a. To dig or gather
with a shovel, or as with a shovel.

Show (sho), V. a. [i. showed ; p. shown.]
To exhibit ; to display : — to prove : — to
teach ; to guide. — 2, n. Exhibition ; spec-
tacle : — display : — pretence.

Sho'^'^r (shoti'er), n. Short fall of rain or
hail : — liberal distribution. — 2, v. n. To
rain in showers. — 3, v. a. To pour down.

Shb^'er-bath, n. Bath of water poured in
drops or small streams.

Sho^'^r-x, a. Like a shower : — abounding
in showers.

Show's^ (sho'f ), a. Splendid : — gaudy ; os-
tentatious.

Shrink, i. from shrink.

Shred, v. a. [t. & p. shred.] To tear or cut
into fragments. — 2, n. Small piece ; frag-
ment.

Shrew (ehru), n. Scolding woman : — shrew-
mouse,



Shrewd (shrud), a. Sagacious ; acute : — sly.

Shrew'ish (shrTS'ish), a. Scolding ; peevi^.

Shrew' -mouse (shrii'moQs), n. Mouse-like
insectivorous animal.

Shriek (shrek), v. To scream shrilly. — 2, n.
Shrill outcry ; scream.

Shriev'al-tx, n. Office of a sheriff.

Shrift, n. Religious confession and absolu-
tion.

Shrike, n. Bird that preys on mice, email
birds, &c.

Shrill, a. Piercing or tremulous, as sound.

Shrimp, n. Small, lobster-like crustacean,
used for food.

Shrine, n. Case for sacred relics ; altar.

Shrink, v. [i. & p. shrunk.] To contract ;
to shrivel : — to draw back. — 2, «. Con-
traction : — a drawing back.

Shrink' a|-e, n. Act, or amount, of shrink-
ing.

Shrive, v. To hear and absolve at confes-
sion.

Shriv'el (shriv'vl), v. To contract into
wrinkles.

Shroiid, n. Dress for the
dead ; winding - sheet.
— 2, V. a. To wrap, as
in a shroud : — to con-
ceal.

Shroud§, n. pi. Set of
ropes to support the
masts of a ship.

Shrove'tide, n. Time im-
mediately preceding Shrouds.
Lent.

Shrub, n. Dwarf tree or plant ; bush : — acid
spirituous drink.

Shrflb'b§r-3r, «■ Plantation of shrubs,

Shrub'bx, a. Full of, or like, shrubs.

Shrug, V. To draw up the shoulders. — 2, n.
Movement of the shoulders.

Shrunk, i. & p. from shrink.

Shrunk'en (shrunk'kn), p. & a. from shrink.
Shrunk ; shrivelled ; contracted.

Shuck, n. Husk or shell. — 2, v. a. To peel
the shuck from.

Shiid'der, v. n. To quake, as with fear ; to
quiver. — 2, n. Tremor ; state of trembling.

Shuffle, V. a. To throw into disorder ; to
confuse : — to change the position of, as
cards in a pack. — 2, v. n. To evade ques-
tions : — to move by shoving the feet. — 3, n.
Act of shuffling : — evasion : — shuffling
gait.

Shun, V. a. To abstain from : — to avoid ; to
evade.

Shunt, n. A turning off: — switch of a rail-
road, or of an electric apparatus. — 2, v. a.
To switch off; to put aside.

Skiit, V. [i. & p. shut.] To close : — to con-
fine : — to bar ; to exclude : — to contract.

Shfit'tfr, n. One that shuts ; screen.

Shut'tle (shut'tl), n. Instrument which
guides the thread in weaving.

Shiit'tle-cock, n. Cork stuck with feathers,
and beaten to and fro."




SHY



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SIMPLETON



Shy, a. Bashful : — cautious : — elusive. — 2,
V. a. To fling ; to throw. — 3, v. n. To
start aside.

St, n. Syllable applied to the seventh sound
in the musical scale.

STb'i-lant, a. Hissing ; sounding like the
letter s, — 2, n. Hissing letter, as s.

Sib-i-la'tion, n. Hissing sound.

Sltc'ca-tive, a. Tending to dry.

Sick, a. Afflicted with disease or nausea ;
ill : — surfeited.

Sick'en (sik'kn), v. To make or become
sick.

Sick'ish, a. Somewhat sick : — nauseating.

Sic'kie (sik'kl), n. Hooked blade for reap-
ing grain.

Sick'lj, a. Not healthy ; sickening ; dis-
eased : — languid.

Side, n. Line or plane bounding an object :
— part ; edge : — part of the body by the
ribs : — party ; faction. — 2, a. Lateral : —
indirect. — 3, v. n. To take sides ; to join
with.

Side'board, n. Table with drawers, for
dishes, &c.

Side'ling, o. Sloping ; oblique.

Slde'lSng, a. Lateral ; oblique ; not direct.
— 2, ad. On the side ; sidewise.

Si-de're-%1, a. Relating to the stars ; starry.

side' -sad-die, n. Woman's saddle.

Side'w^lk (-wak), n. Walk for foot-pas-
sengers.

Side^wayg, \ ^ q^^^ ^j. toward, one side.

Sid'ini:, n. Side track of a railway : — ma-
terial for sides, as of buildings.

Si'dle (si'dl), v, a. To go with one side
foremost.

Sie^e (sej), m. Prolonged attack to gain
possession or victory, as of a fortified place.

Si-en'na, n. Orange-colored pigment.

S!-8r'ra, n. Mountain-range.

St-Ss'ta, n. Kest ; afternoon nap.

Sieve (siv), n. Vessel of net-work, to sep-
arate fine substances from coarse, <tc.

Sift, V. a. To separate by a sieve : — to ex-
amine.

Sigh (si), V. n. To emit the breath audibly.
— 2, w. Audible respiration.

Sight (sit), n. Sense or act of seeing ;
vision : — view ; spectacle ; show : — guide
to the eye in taking aim. — 2, v. To view ;
to look at : — to adjust the sights of.

Sight'lfss (sit'les), a. Wanting sight;
blind.

Sight'ly (sit'le), o. Pleasing to the eye.

Sight'-see-ing, n. Act of seeing sights.

Sign (sin), n. Token ; indication ; signal :
— wonder ; miracle :— constellation in the
zodiac. — 2, r. a. To indicate ; to show : —
to put one's signature to : — to ratify. — 3,
V. n. To make signs or signals.

Sig'nal, n. Sign that gives notice ; indica-
tion'.— 2, a. Eminent ; remarkable. — 3,
». a. To make known by signals : — to com-
municate with ky signals.



Sig'nal-ize, v. a. To celebrate ; to mako
signal : — to give signals to.

Sig'na-ture, n. Person's name signed :—
mark ; stamp.

Sig'net. n. Seal, particularly of a ruler.

Sig-ntfi-cance, )n. Meaning: — force:—

Sig-nif i-can-cy, J importance.

Sig-nif i-cant, a. Expressive : — ^important.

Sig-ni-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of signifying : —
meaning ; significance.

Sig'ni-fy, v. a. To make known : — to mean ;
to import. — 2, v. w. To be important.

Sign' -post (sin'-), n. Post on which a sign
is fixed : — guidepost.

Si'lfnce, n. Stillness ; calm : — secrecy ;
taciturnity : — oblivion. — 2, iiiieiy. Be si-
lent. — 3, V. a. To put to silence ; to hush.

Si' lent, a. Still ; mute ; calm.

Si'lez, n. Natural form of silica.

Silhouette (sil'S-gf), n. Profile portrait in
black.

Sil'i-ca, n. Abundant colorless mineral
constituent, as in quartz, &c.

Si-H" clous (se-lish'us), a. Relating to, or
containing, silica.

Sil'i-con, n. Non-metallic element, the base
of silica.

Silk, n. Fine, soft thread spun by silk-
worms ; stuff made of the thread.

Silk'en (silk'kn), a. Made of, or like, silk.

Silk'-worm (-wiirm), n. Larva that spina
silk.

Silk'y, a. Smooth and soft ; silken.

Sill, «*. Horizontal support, as of timber or
stone.

Sil'la-bub, n. Beverage of milk with wine
or cider : — whipped cream.

Sil'ly, a. Senseless ; foolish ; simple.

Si'lo, n. Pit or vat for storing ensilage.

Silt, n. Earth deposited by running water.
■ — 2, V. To choke with silt : — to percolate.

Sil'van, a. Same as syZtian.

Sil'v^r, n. Soft, white precious metal : — sil-
ver money. — 2, o. Made of, or like, silver.
— 3, V. a. To cover with silver.

Sil'ver-ing, n. Act or process of covering
witli silver ; silver covering.

Sil'ver-smith, n. One who works in silver.

Sil'v^r-x, a. Covered with, or like, silver ;
lustrous : — clear and soft in sound.

Sim'i-an, a. Of, or like, an ape.

Sim'i-lar, a. Having resemblance ; like ;
corresponding.— Sim-i-iar'i-ty, n.

Sim'i-le, n. Comparison ; similitude.

Si-mil'i-tnde, n. Resemblance ; comparison.

Sim'i-t^r, n. Same as cimeter.

Sim'mer, v. To boil gently with a hissing
sound. — 2, n. Gentle boiling.

Si-m88m', n. Hot, dry wind of Africa and
Arabia.

Sim'per, v. n. To smile foolishly or af-
fectedly. — 2, n. Foolish or affected smile.

Sim'ple (sim'pl), a. Plain ; not complex :
— sincere ; unaffected : — eally ; foolish.—
2, n. Single ingredient : — drug ; herb.

Sim'ple-t9n, n. Silly person ; trifler.



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Sim-plic'i-tx, n. Plainness; cleamees:
' — artle^ees : — ^folly.

Sim-pli-fi-ca'tion, n. Act of simplifying.

Sim'pli-fy, v. a. To render simple or
plain.

SSim'plXt «<i- Plainly : — merely.

Sim'i-iate, v. a. To feign ; to 'counter-
feit.

Sim-A-la'tion, n. A feigning; false pre-
tence.

Si-mul-ta'ne-oQs, a. Being at the same
time.

Sm, n. "Violation of moral law ; evil ; trans-
gression. — 2, V. n. To commit an.

Since, conj. Because ; considering. — 2, ad.
Ago; from that time. — 3, prep. After;
from the time of.

Sin-cere', a. Honest ; cordial ; candid. —
Sin-cer i-tj, «.

Sine, n. Straight line dropped from one
end of an arc of a circle, perpendicular to
the radius cutting the other end of the
arc.

Sine-. Latin prefix, signifying without — as,
sinecure.

Si'ne-ciire, n, Ofiice giving pay without
any duties.

Sin'ew (sin'yu), n. Tendon : — that which
supplies sti'ength or power. — 2, v. a. To
knit as by sinews.

Sin'ew-x (sin'yu-e), a. Vigorous; strong.

Sin'ful, a. Wicked ; iniquitous.

Sing, V. [i. sung or sang ;jp. sung.] To utter
musically ; to give out melody ; to chant :
— to celebrate in song or verse : — to whiz.

Sin^'C (sinj), v. a. To burn slightly. — 2, n.
Slight bum on the surface.

Sing'er, n. One skilled in singing.

Singling, n. Utterance of melody.

Sin'gie (dng'gl), a. One ; not double ; un-
compounded : — alone ; individual : — un-
married. — 2, V. a. To select.

Sin'gle-hand'ed, a. & ad. Alone ; unaided.

Sin'gle-tree, n. Whipple-tree.

Sin'glx, ad. Individually ; only ; alone.

Sing-'sSng, n. Drawling, half -singing tone.



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