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Sin'gr^-lar (sing'gyu-lar), a. Single ; not
plural : — rare ; unusual. — Sin-g'di-lax'-

Sin'is-ter, \ a. Left ; on the left hand : — in-

Si-nis'ter, J auspicious: — corrupt; malicious.

Sin'is-trous, a. Perverse : — sinister.

Sink (singk), v. n. [i. sunk or sank ; p.
sunk.] To descend ; to go down, or to the
bottom : — to penetrate. — 2, v. a. To cause
to sink : — to dig : — to ruin. — 3, n. Drain ;
opening of a drain.

Sink'ing-fund, w. Portion of revenue set
aside at interest, to pay off a public debt.

Sin'less, a. Exempt from sin ; innocent.

Sin'nf^ n. One who sins ; offender.

Sin'6-ale, v. a. To bend in and out.

Sin-i-a'tion, n. A bending in and out.

Sin-A-ose', \ a. Winding ; bending in and

Sin'6-ous, J out ; undulating. — Stn-6-os'-
j-tx, n.




Siphon.



Sip, V. To drink by small draughts. — 2. n.

Very small draught.

Si'phon, n. Bent pipe or tube for drawing^^
1 i q u o r from a
vessel.

S'ir, n. Title of re-
spect in address-
ing a man : — title
of a baronet or
knight.

Sire, n. Father : — title of respect to a king
or emperor.

Si'ren, n. Sea-nymph who enticed men
to destruction by singing : — fascinating
woman : — kind of whistle or fog-horn. —
2, a. Alluring.

Sir'i-us, M. Dog-star, brightest star visible,

Sir'ibin, n. Loin of beef.

Si-roc' CO, n. Oppressive south wind in the
south of Europe, &c.

Sir'rah (sar'ra or sir'ra), n. or mterj. Sir —
Mse'd in anger or contempt.

Sir'ijp (sir'up or sur'rup), n. Juice of fruits
or plants boiled with sugar.

Si-sal', «. Fibre of the agave, used for
'cordage. [family.

Sis'kin, n. Small song-bird of the finch

Sis'ter, n. Female born of the same par-
ente : — nun.

Sis'ter-hood (-hM), n. State or duty of a
sister : — society of women.

Sis'ter-in-l^w, n. Sister of a husband or
wife ; brother's wife.

Sis'ter-lx, a. Like, or becoming, a sister.

Sit, V. n. [i. & p. sat.] To repose on a seat :
— to remain ; to rest : — to hold session : —
to fit : — to have direction : — to perch : — to
incubate. — 2, v. a. To sit upon : — to seat.

Site, n. Situation ; position : — ground-plot.

Sit'tingr, n. Act of resting : — session : — seat,
as in a church : — incubation ; eggs incu-
bated at one time.

Sit'u-ate, ) a. Located ; having a situa-

Sit'i-at-ed, J tion ; residing.

Sit-i-a'tion, n. Locatioa ; position ; station :
— employment : — condition of affairs.

Sitz'-bath, n. Bath taken in a sitting post-
ure ; tub for such.

Six, a. & n. One more than five.

Six' fold, a. E-epeated or increased six time&

Six' pence, n. English coin ; half a shilling.

Six'pen-nx, «• Worth sixpence.

Six'tSen (siks'ten), a. & n. Six and ten.

Six'teenth, a. Next after fifteenth. — 2, n.
One of sixteen equal parts of a whole.

Sixth, a. Next after fifth. — 2, n. One of
six equal parts of a whole.

Sixth'ljr, ad. In the sixth place.

Six'ti-eth, a. Ordinal of sixty. — 2, «. One
of sixty equal parts of a whole.

Six'tx, a. & n. Six times ten.

Siz'a-ble, a. Of considerable or proper bulk.

Size, n. Bulk ; extent ; bigness : — measure
of dimensions : — thin glue, or gluey sub-
stance. — 2, V. a. To adjust according to
size : — to measure : — to cover with size.



SIZING



279



SLATTEKNLY



Siz'ingr, n. A. covering with mze ; size.

Siz'zle, V. n. To hiss, as from the action of
fire. — 2, n. Hiss.

Skat, «. A German game at cards.

Skat«, n. Framework for the foot, with a
steel runner, to slide on the ice : — a large,
flat fish. — 2; V. n. To slide with skates.

Skein (skan), n. Small bunch of thread,
silk, or yarn loosely knotted together.

Skel'e-ton, ■». Bony framework of an ani-
mal body : — outline ; draft.

Skep'tic, n. Same as sceptic.

Skep'ti-cal, a. Same as sceptical.

Skep'ti-ci§m, «. Same as scepticism.

Sketch, V. a. To trace the outline of : — to
plan. — 2, n. Outline ; rough draft.

SkSteh'jr, a. Like a sketch ; hasty or slight.

Skew, a. Oblique ; twisted. — 2, ad. Awry;
obliquely. — 3, n. Deviation ; twist : —
oblique arch. — 4, v. To twist ; to turn
aside ; to move obliquely.

Skew'er, n. Small wooden or iron pin. — 2,
V. a. ' To fasten with skewers.

Ski'a-graph, «■ A Koentgen-ray photo-
graph.

Skid, w. Timber to protect a ship's side : —
chain as a brake to a wagon wheel : — tim-
ber to roll or slide heavy timber on. — 2,
V. a. To move or brake with a skid.

Skis, n. Small light boat.

Skil'fM, n. Having skill ; experienced ;
adroit.

Skill, n. Knowledge ; experience ; dexterity.

Skilled (skild), a. Knowing ; skilful.

Skil'Iet, n. Metal cooking-vessel.

Skim, V. To clear from the surface of : — to
brush the surface of : — to do superficially :
— to become coated.

Skim' -milk, n. Milk deprived of the cream.

Skim'mingr, «. Act of one who skims ; that
which is diimmed off.

Skimp, V. To scant ; to stint.

Skin, n. Natural covering of the flesh : —
peel of fruit or vegetables. — 2, v. a. To
deprive of skin : — to cover with skin. — 3,
V. n. To become covered with skin.

Skin' -deep, a. Slight ; superficial.

Skin' flint, n. Niggard ; miser.

Skin'nx, a. Consisting of skin ; wanting
flesh. '

Skip, V. To leap ; to gambol : — to omit ; to
miss. — 2, n. Light leap or bound : — omis-
sion.

Skip'per, n. One who skips : — ship-master.

Skir'mish, n. Irregular warfare ; contest.
— 2, V. n. To fight irregularly, or in small
I)arties.

Skirt, n. Garment hanging loose from the
waist : — margin. — 2, v. a. To border : — to
run along the edge of.

Skit, n. Taunt ; brief satire.

Skit'tish, a. Restive : — fickle.

Skit'tie9 (skit'tlz), n.pl. Game of nine-pins.
Ski'ver, ) n. Leather of split sheepskins :
Skiv'er, / — a tool for splitting skins.
Skulk, V. n. To hide ; to lurk.




Skull, n. Bony case that encloses the brain.
Skull' -cap, n. Cap fitting closely to the

head.
Skunk, n. Fetid American quadruped.
Sky, «. Apparent

vault of heaven;

firmament: —

weather or cli-
mate.
Sky'-bliie, a.

Blue as the

sky's azure.
Sky'-high, a.

High as the

sky.
Sky' lark, n. Lark

that ascends Skunk.

into the sky and sings.
Sky'lark-ing, n. Merriment ; frolicking.
Sky'ligrht (ski'lit), n. Window in a roof.
Sky'-rock-et, «. Kind of fire-work, which

shoots up into the air and explodes.
Sky' -sail, n. Small sail set above the royal.
Slab, n. Flat piece, as of stone or wood.
Slab'ber, v. To smear ; to drivel ; to slaver.

— 2, n. Spittle ; saliva ; slaver.
Slack, a. Not tense ; loose : — remiss : — slow.

— 2, V. To make or become slack : — to

slake, as lime. — 3, n. Coal dross : — slack

part of a sail, rope, &c.
Slack' en (slak'kn), v. To relax.
Slack' -wi-ter, n. Time between the ebb

and flow of the tide.
Slag, n. Dross of metal.
Slain (slan),^. from slay.
Slake, V. a. To quench ; to allay : — to mix

with water, as lime. — 2, v. n. To become

slaked.
Slam, V. To shut hard : — to throw down

violently. — 2, n. Act or noise of slamming.
Sl^n'der, v. a. To defame ; to calumniate. —

2, w. "False, malicious report ; defamation ;
calumny.

Slan'der-oiis, a. Abuave ; calumnious.

Slang:, "• Colloquial or vulgar idiom.

Slanpx, a. Characterized by, or using,
slang. [obliquely ; to slope.

Slant, a. Oblique ; sloping. — 2, v. To turn

Slant' Ix, or Slant' wi^e, ad. Obliquely.

Slap, n. Blow with the open hand or some-
thing flat. — 2, ad. Suddenly ; directly. —

3, V. To give a slap.
Slap-dash', ad. Boldly ; at random.
Slap'jack, w. Same as flapjack.

Slash, V. a. To cut in slits. — 2, v. n. To
strike or cut at random. — 3, n. Long cut :
— cut in cloth : — random stroke.

Slat, M. Narrow, thin piece of wood or metal.

Slate, n. Kind of stone which splits readily :
— prepared plate of slate : — list of candi-
dates. — 2, V. a. To cover with slates : — to
list as a candidate. [slates.

Slat'ingr, n. Act of covering with slates : —

Slat'tern, n. Untidy woman.

Slat'tern-lx, «• Like a slattern. — 2, ad.
Untidily. '



SLATY



280



SLOT



Sla'ty, a. Hesembling slate ; laminated.

Sliugrh'ter (slaw'tgr), n. Carnage ; massa-
cre ; butchery. — 2, v. a. To butcher ; to
slay.

Slftugrh'ter-hofise (siaw'ter-hofts), n. House
in which beasts are butchered.

SlSugrh'ter-oiis (slaw'-), o. Destructive ;
murderous.

Slav, \n. One of a race inhabiting the

Slave, J eastern part of Europe : — language
spoken by the Slavs.

Slat , "I o. Of, or pertaining to, Slavonia,

Slav' ic, j the Slavs, or their language. — 2,
n. Language spoken by the Slavs.

Slave, n. One owned by, and subject to the
will of, another: — drudge. — 2, r. n. To
drudge ; to toil : — to trade in slaves.

Slave' -hold' er, n. One who owns slaves.

Slav'er, n. Ship or person in the slave-trade.

Slav'er, n. Spittle running from the mouth.
— 2,' V. To emit spittle ; to smear with sa-
liva.

Slav'er-x, n. Otate of a slave ; servitude.

Slave' -ship, n. Ship in the slave-trade.

Slave' -trade, n. TraflSc in slaves.

Slav^ish, a. Servile ; mean ; base.

Sla-vo'ni-an, o. & n. Same as Slav.

Sla-von'ic, a. Same as Slav.

Sliw, n. Sliced cabbage used as a salad.

Slay (sla), r. a. [i. slew ; jp. slain.] To kill ;
to butcher.

Bleave, n. Floss-silk ; ravelled, knotty sort
of silk thread. — 2, v. a. To separate into
threads.

Slea'zx, a. Weak ; thin ; flimsy.

SlSd, ri. Vehicle with runners for use on
enow. — 2, v. a. To carry or transport on a
sled.

Sledge, tt. Large hammer : — sled ; sleigh.

Sleek, a. Smooth ; glossy. — 2, v. a. To ren-
der smooth or glossy.

Sleep, V. n. [i. & p. slept.] To have sus-
pension of consciousness and will ; to rest :
— to die : — to lie dormant. — 2, n. Act of
sleeping ; repose ; nap.

Sleep'er, n. One who sleeps: — supporting
timber of a floor, railway, &c. : — sleeping-
car.

Sleep' ing-car, n. Car fitted so that travel-
lers may sleep while journeying.

Sleep'less, o. Awake ; wakeful. [list.

Bleep'-w&lk-er (-wawk-er), n. Somnambu-

Sleep'x, a. Disposed to sleep ; drowsy.

Sleet, n. Rain with hail or snow. — 2, v. n.
To rain sleet.

Sleeve, n. Cover for the
arm.

Sleeve'less, a. Having
no sleeves.

Sleigh (sla), n. Sort of
slwi.

Sleigh'ing (sla'jng), n.
Act of travelling in
sleighs : — the condition of the roads when
sleighs can be used.

Sleight (slit), n. Art ; artifice ; dexterity.




Sleigh.



Slen'd?r, a. Slim ; slight •< — weak.

Slept, i. & p. from sleep.

Sleuth'-bBfind, «. Bloodhound, which

tracks its prey by the scent.
Slew (slii), *• from slay.
Slice, V. a. To cut into thin pieces. — 2, n.

Thin piece cut ofi" : — broad, flat knife.
Slick, a. & V. a. Same as sleek.
Slid. i. & p. from slide.
Slid' den (slid'dn), p. from sUde.
Slide, t'- [t- slid ; p. slidden or slid.] To

pass along smoothly ; to glide. — 2, n. Act

of sliding ; smooth i)as6age : — that which

slides, or on which something slides.
Slight (slit), a. Slender; feeble; small: —

superficial. — 2, n. Neglect ; contempt ;

scorn. — 3, v. a. To neglect ; to scorn.
Slim, a. Weak ; slight ; slender.
Slime, n. Sticky substance, as soft mud.
Sli'mx, o. Overspread with sUme ; gluti-
nous.
Sling, n. Weapon for throwing stones : —

throw : — hanging bandage for a limb. — 2,

V. a. To throw : — to hang so as to swing.
Slink, V. n. [i. & p. slunk.] To sneak ; to

steal away.
Slip, V. n. To slide ; to glide : — to escape : —

to err. — 2, v. a. To cause to glide : — to

convey secretly : — ^to let loose ; to loose

one's self from. — 3, n. SUde ; a sliding :

—error : — twig or shoot : — strip : — loose

frock : — opening between wharves.
Slip'knot (-n6t), n. Bunning knot on a

cord.
Slip'per, n. One who slips : — thin low shoe.
Slip'per-jr, a. Smooth like ice : — hard to

hold : — ^uncertain ; changeable.
Slip' shod, a. Having the shoes down at the

heels ; careless.
Slit, V. a. [i. & p. slit or slitted.] To make

long cuts in : — to cut into strips. — 2, n.

Long cut, or narrow opening.
Sli'ver, \ n. Long thin piece cut or torn off.
Sliv'er, J — 2, v. a. To split ; to splinter.
Slob'ber, n. & v. Same as

dabber.
Sloe (slo), n. Blackthorn,

and its fruit.
Slo'gan, n. Battle-cry, as

of a clan.
S188p, n. Small vessel with

one mast.
Slop, V. To spill. — 2, n.

Liquid spilt: — d i r t y

water ; swill -.—pi. ready- Sloop.

made clothes.
Slope, n. Oblique direction ; declivity. — ^2,

V. To incline obliquely.
Slop'ing, p. a. That slopes ; oblique.
Slop'px, a. Itfiry ; wet ; slushy.
Slosh, n. Slush.— 2, r. n. To flounder, as

in slush.
Slosh' X, a. Same sus slushy.
SlSt, nl Slit in a piece of mechanism :—

track of a wild animal. — 2, v. a. To make

a slot in.




SLOTH



281



SMUTTY



Sloth, n. Slowaese ; laziness : — sluggish tree-
dwelling animal of South America.

Sloth'ffil, a. Idle ; sluggish ; indolent.

Slodchj n. Lubber ; clown :— stooping or
shuffling gait. — 2, v. To walk with a
slouch : — to lop down.

Sloiigh (sliif ), n. Cast skin of a serpent : —
scab or foul part cast from a sore. — 2, v.
To fall or cast off, as a slough.

Sloiigh (slbfi), n. Deep, miry place.

Slbfigh'x (slofi'e), a. Miry; boggy:—
(slUffg) tending to slough, as a foul sore.

SliSv'en, n. One carelessly or dirtily dressed.

SlSv'en-li-ngss, n. Negligence of dress, &c.

Sldv'en-lx, a. Like a sloven ; negligent. —

2, (id. in a careless manner.

Slow (slo), a. Not rapid : — behind time : —
dull : — deliberate.

SlSw'lx (slo'lg), ad. Not swiftly; not
rashly.

Sl&b'ber, v. a. To daub : — to slur over.

Sludf^e, «• Same as dush.

Slue (slu), V. To turn about or aside.

Slug, n. Drone ; idle person : — snail with-
out a shell : — kind of bullet.

Slfig'irard, tt. Idler ; lazy fellow. — 2, a.
Lazy'; sluggish.

Sl&g'ilsh, a. Inert ; lazy ; slothful.

Sluice (si us), n. Floodgate : — water-course ;
stream of water. — 2, v. a. To drench : —
to flush by a stream.

Slfim, n. Mean or filthy neighborhood.

Sliim'b^r, v. n. To sleep lightly ; to doze.
— 2, n. Light sleep ; doze.

Slfim'ber-oSs, a. Causing sleep ; sleepy.

SlGmp, V. n. To sink suddenly, as in snow
or marshy ground.

SlQng, t. & p. from sling.

Sliingr -shot, n. Weapon consisting of a
metal ball attached to a cord.

Sliink, i. & p- from slink.

SlvLT, V. a. To soil : — to pass over lightly : —
to disparage. — 2, n. Reproach ; disgrace : —
glide in music, and the mark indicating it.

Sllsh, n. Melting snow : — soft mud : — ref-
use grease.

Slut, n. Slatternly woman : — female of the

Sliit'tish, a. Dirty ; untidy. [dog.

Sly, a. Artful ; insidious ; cunning.

Smack, v. n. To have a taste or indication.
— 2, V. a. To slap : — to kiss roughly or
noisily : — to make a noise with the lips. —

3, n. Taste : — loud kiss : — itoise with the
lips : — slap : — small fishing-vessel.

SmtU, a. Little ; minute : — petty ; insig-
nificant : — mean ; base : — weak. — 2, n.
Small or narrow part of any thing.

SmMl'-armj, n. pi. Muskets, rifles, &c.

SmMl'-pox, n. Eruptive malignant fever.

SmtU'-t&lk (-tawk), n. Trifling conversa-
tion.

SmSlt, n. Deep blue pigment.

Smart, n. Stinging pain. — 2, v. To feel,
or cause to feel, a smart. — 3, a. Sharp ;
brisk : — ^witty ; clever ; acute : — showy ;
fashionable.



Smart' en (smart'tn), r. To make or become
smart.

Smash, v. To break in pieces ; to dash. — 2,
n. State of being crushed ; destruction.

SmEt'ter, v. n. To study or talk super-
ficially. — 2, n. Superficial knowledge.

Smat'ter-ingr, n. Superficial knowledge.

Smear, V. a. To soil ; to daub. — 2, n. Oint-
ment : — stain ; daub.

Smear' 3^, a. That smears ; adhesive.

Smell, V. a. [i. & p. smelt.] To perceive by
the nose. — 2, v. n. To have odor ; — to
exercise the sense of smell. — 3, n. Power
of smelling : — odor.

Smelt, i. & p. from smeU. — 2, n. Small sea-
fish. — 3, V. a. To extract metal from ore
by melting.

Smi'lax, n. Evergreen climbing plant, of
many species.

Smile, V. n. To express pleasure by the
countenance ; to look gay : — to be pro-
pitious : — to sneer. — 2, w. Act of smiling ;
smiling expression or appearance.

Smirch, v. a. To cloud ; to soil.

Smi'rk, v. a. To smile affectedly or wan-
tonly. — 2, n. Affected smile.

Smite, V. a. [i. smote ; p. smitten or emit.]
To strike :— to kill :— to afflict.— 2, v. u.
To collide.

Smith, n. One who works in metals.

Smith'x, n. Shop of a smith.

Smit'ten (smit'tn), p. from smite.

SmSck, n. Chemise : — smock-frock.

Smock' -frSck, n. Laborer's loose frock.

Smoke, n. Sooty vapor from a burning sub-
stance. — 2, V. n. To emit smoke : — to in-
hale and exhale vapor of burning to-
bacco. — 3, V. a. To scent, drive, or dry
by smoke.

Smoke' -stack, n. Chimney.

Smo'ky, a. Filled or tarnidied with smoke :
— emitting smoke.

SmoSth, a. Even : — soft : — mild : — bland :
— without friction. — 2, v. a. To level ; to
make smooth : — to prepare.

Smddth'en (smo'thn), v. a. To make smooth.

Smote, i. from smite.

Sm&th'er, v. a. To kill by sufiFocation ; to
stifle.— 2, V. n. To be sufi'ocated : — to
smoulder. — 3, «. Stifling dust or smoke.

Smoul'der, v. n. To burn and smoke with-
out flaine.

Smoul'der-ingr, a. Burning without flame.

Smudge, n. Dense smoke : — stain or blot.

Smugr, a. Spruce ; trim : — self-satisfied.

Smti^gle (smug'gl), v. a. To import or ex-
port secretly, without paying duties : — to
convey secretly.

Smut, n. Spot of soot, &c. :— fungus or mil-
dew in grain.— 2, v. a. To mark with
smut : — to taint with mildew. — 3, v. n.
To gather smut.

Smfitch, V. a. To blacken as with soot. —
2, n. Stain or foul spot.

Smut'tx* «■ Tainted with soot, or with
mildew.



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SOAK




Snack, n. Share : — iascheon.

Snaf'fle (snaffl), n. Bridle which crosses

tibe nose : — snaffle-bit. [in the middle.

Snaffle-bit, ». Plain slender bit, jointed
Snag, n. Protuberance ; knot : — projecting

tooth : — tree or log stranded in a riyer,

dangerous to boats ; — obstacle.

Inll'l^*^' } "• *^^^ ^^ ®^^® ^^ ^'^^^^^

Snail, n! Slimy ani-
mal with a spiral
shell.

Snake, n. Serpent. —
2, V. o. To wind a
small rope ^irally
around a larger : — Snail,

to drag or haul.

Snake' rd&t, «. Plant reputed to cure snake-
bites.

Sna'ky, a. Serpentine; belonging to a
snake.

Snap, V. To break diort : — to strike : — to
catch at ; to bite : — to crack : — to snarl. —
2, n. Quick breaking or bite : — sharp
cracking noise.

Snap' -drag-on, «. Kind of play : — plant,
the corolla of which opens and shuts like
a jaw ; butter-and-eggs.

Snaj/per, «. Snapping-turtle : — large ma-
rine food-fish.

Snap' ping-tiir' tie, n. Snapping fresh-water
tortoise.

Snap' pish, a. Eager to bite : — ^peevish ; tart.

Snare, n. Noose ; trap : — string of a drum.
— 2, V. a. To entrap ; to ensnare.

Snare'-drum, n. Drum with strings across
one head.

Snarl, v. n. To growl : — to speak roughly.
— 2, V. a. To entangle ; to twist.— -3, n.
Entanglement : — quarrel.

Snatch, v. To seize hastily ; to clutch. —
2, n. Hasty catch ; seizure : — scrap ; frag-

Snath, n. Handle of a scythe. [ment.

Sneak, v. n. To creep slyly ; to skulk. —
2, n. Sneaking fellow.

Sneak'ing, p a. Servile ; mean ; low.

Sneer, v. n. To show or express contempt ;
to scoff. — 2, n. Look or expression of con-
tempt.

Sneeze, n. Audible, spasmodic emission of
air through the nose. — 2, v. n. To give a
sneeze.

Snick' §r, v. n. To laugh slyly ; to giggle.
— 2, n. Half-suppressed laugh ; giggle.

Sniff, V. To draw breath noisily up the
nose. — 2, n. Audible breath through the
nose.

Snig'ger, v. Same as snicker.

Snip, V. a. To cut with scis-
sors ; to clip. — 2, «. Act of
snipping ; shred.

Snipe, n. Small marsh-bird
with a long bill.

Sniv'el (suiv'vl), n. Mucus
of the nose. — 2, v. n. 1o
run at the nose : — to complain meanly.




Snipe.



Sniv'el-ler (sniv'vl-gr), «. Whiner; oom-
plainer.

Sniv'el-ling (sniv'vl-ing), o. Whining;
complaining. — 2, n. Mean complaining.

Snob, n. Vulgar upstart ; one who apea
gentility.

Snob'b^r-x, n. Characteristics and prac-
tices of a snob.

Snob'bish, a. Vulgar and pretentious.

Sn66zej v. n. To doze. — 2, n. Doze.

Sn5re, v. n. To breathe audibly through
the nose in sleep. — 2, n. Noise through
the nose in sleep.

Snort, V. n. To blow hard through the
nose : — to laugh boisterously or contempt-
uously. — 2, n. Act or sound of snorting.

Sno&t, n. Nose of a beast : — nozzle.

Snow (sno), n. Vapor frozen in crystals. —
2, V. n. To fall in snow.

Snow'b&ll, n. Ball of snow : — shrub bear-
ing white ball-like clusters of flowers.

Snow'-bird, n. Finch seen in winter.

Snow'-blind, a. Blind from the reflection
of light on the snow.

Snow'-bofind, a. Blockaded with snow.

Snow'-drift, n. Drift or heap of snow.

Snow' -drop, n. Plant, and its early white
flower.

Snow' -flake, n. Feathery particle or crys-
tal of snow.

Snow' -line, a. Limit of perpetual snow on
a mountain.

SnoV-plbfigh (-ploti), n. Machine for
clearing the snow from roads.

Snow'-shSe, n. Netted frame for the foot,
in walking on deep
snow.

Snow'-white, a. White
as snow.

Snow'i,a. Full of snow: Snow-shoe.
— white like snow.

Snub, n. Slight ; rebufi". — 2, v. a. To slight ;
to rebuff : — to nip the end from.

Snub'-no§ed (-nozd), a. Having a short
nose.

Snuff, V. a. To smell : — to draw up through
the nose : — to pinch the snuff from. — 2,
V. K. To snort ; to mock. — 3, n. Snort : —
burnt wick of a candle : — powdered to-
bacco for snuffing.

Sniiff'box, n. Box in which snuff is carried.

Sniiff'erj, n. pi. Utensil to snuff candles.

Snuffle (snuf'fl), v. n. To speak through
the nose.

Sniif fle§, n. pi. Obstruction in the nose ;
hard breathing.

Snflff'y, a. Soiled with snuff.

Snug, V. n. To lie close ; to snuggle. — 2, a.
Cosey ; comfortable : — concealed.

Snug'gle (sniig'gl), v. n. To lie cJose, snug,
or warm.

So, ad. In such manner or degree : — in like
manner ; thus : — therefore : — thereabouts.
— 2, conj. Provided that : — with the result
that.

Soak, V. To steep : — to absorb.



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Soap (sop), rt. Compound of fats and alka-
lies, for cleansing purposes. — 2, v. a. To
rub with soap.

Soap'-bub-ble, n. Film of soapy water in-
flated into spherical form.

Soap' stone, n. Sort of talc, having a greasy
or soapy feeling to the fingers.

Soap'sad§, w. Water foamy with soap.

Soap'xi «• Like, or full of, soap.

Soar (sor), v. n. To fly aloft ; to mount. —

2, n. Mounting flight ; ascent.

S8b, n. Convulsive and audible catching of
the breath, as in weeping. — 2, v. n. To
utter sobs.

So'ber, a. Temperate : — not intoxicated : —
calm : — serious : — subdued. — 2, v. To
make or become sober ; to calm.

So-bri'e-tx, «• Temperance ; abstinence : —
"sedateness.

Sobriquet (s6b're-ka'), n. Nickname.

So'ci-a-ble (so'she-a-bl), a. Inclined to
company or conversation. — 2, n. Social
gathering. — So-ei-a-bil'j-tx, «•

So'cial (so'shal), o. Relating to society, or
to mankind : — sociable. — S6-ci-al'i-tx, n.

So'cial-i$m, n. State of society in which
private ownership is abolished and all
property is held in common ; communism.

So'cial-ist, n. Advocate for socialism. — 2,
o. Of, or relating to, socialism.

So-cial-ist'ic, a. Relating to socialism.

So-ci'e-tx, n. Company ; association of per-
sons for the formation of any object ; per-
sons associated : — entire social community
of a place or period : — cultured or wealthy
persons of a community.

So-ci-ol'o-i-Jst, n. One versed in sociology.

So-ci-ol'o-gi (so-shg-dl'o-jg), n. Science
wliich treats of human society.

Sock, n. Short stockings : — shoe worn by
ancient comic actors.

Sock'et, n. Hollow into which something
fits."

Sod, n. Turf; clod.— 2, a. Made of turf. —

3, V. a. To cover with sod or turf. — 4, i. &
p. from s«ethe.

So'da, n. Alkali, oxide of sodium.
So-dil'i-ts:, n. Fellowship ; fraternity.
So'da-wi'ter, n. Water impregnated with

carbonic acid gas.
Sod'den (sod'dn), p. from seethe. — 2, o.



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