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A»-p8r'i-t3C. «• Roughness ; harshness.
i^s-perse', v. a. To vilify ; to slander.
J^B-per' ui^n, n. Censure; calumny: —

i^s-phillt', 1 n. Mineral pitch ; native
As-phal'tum, J bitumen.
is'phQ-dei, n. Garden flower, with white

or yellow blossoms.

4s-phyx'i-^, «.


To suffocate.
Production or state

to assault : — to

^s-ph^x'j-ate, v. a
4.s-ph|x-i-a'ti9n, n
of asphyxia.

ts-pir'ant, n. One who aspires ; candidate,
s'pj-rate, v. a. To[ pronounce with the
sound of the letter h.

As'pi-r^te, a. Pronounced with full breath,
or with the sound of h. — 2, n. Mark to
denote an aspirated pronunciation.

As-pi-ra'ti^n, n. Ardent wish : — sigh : — act
of aspirating.

4L9-pire', V. n. To aim at ; to desire eagerly :
— to arise ; to soar.

4.5-pir'ingr, a. Ambi-
tious ; of lofty aims.

Ass, n. Animal of the
horse kind, with
long ears and a harsh
bray : — dolt.

is-sa-foet'i-d^ (fis-a-
f6t'g-da), n. Fetid
gum-resin, used in

^LS-sail', V. a. To attack

As-siil'^nt, n. One who assails.

4.s-sEs'sin, n. Secret murderer.

i^s-sEs'si-nate, v. a. To murder by violence
and surprise ; to kill.

^s-sas-si-na'ti9n, n. Act of assassinating ;
secret or violent murder.

4.3-s£ult', n. Attack ; hostile violence. —
2, V. a. To attack with hostility and vio-

4.8-say' (as-sa'), M. Examination of ores
and metals, or of weights and measures :
— trial. — 2, v. a. To try or prove, as
metals. — 3, v. n. To try ; to endeavor.

4.s-sem'bla|'e, n. CJollection ; group.

As-sSm'ble, v. a. To bring or put together.
— 2, V. n. To meet together.

As-sem'bljr, n. Company ; congregation :
— legislature : — social gathering.

^s-sent', n. Act of agreeing ; consent. — 2,
V. n. To agree to ; to consent.

^s-sert', V. a. To declare positively ; to

^s-3er'ti9n, n. Act of asserting ; thing as-
serted ; positive declaration.

^B-sess', V. a. To charge ; to tax : — to esti-
mate officially.

As-sess'm^nt, n. Act of assessing ; sum

ts-sSss'9r, n. One who assesses.
s'sets, n. pi. Goods and chattels for the
discharge of debts, legacies, &c.
i^LS-sSv'^r-ate, v. a. To affirm solemnly.

4L.s-8ST-er-a'tion, n. Act of asseverating;
solemn affirmation. [tioti.

As-si-du'j-tx, n. Diligence ; close appiica-

4.8-8id'{i-oiis', a. Diligent ; constant. — 4.8-
Bid' A-ofis-lx, o^- — 4.s-sid'4-ou8-nSss, n.

4.8-siern' (^sin'), V. a. To mark out; to
appropriate: — to transfer. — 2, n. Assignee.

As-sier-na'ti9n, n. Appointment to meet.

As-sign-ee' (as-sj-ne'), n. One to whom
an assignment is made.

4.8-siern'mfnt (^s-sin'mgnt), n. Act of as-
signing ; transfer of property.

As-sigrn-or' (as-sg-nor'), n. One who as-

4L8-8im'i-late, v. n. To grow similar ; to be
converted into. — 2, v. a. To make similar :
— to absorb and incorporate.

4s-slm-i-la'ti9n, n. Act or process of as-
similating ; state of being assimilated.

4.i-uist!, V. a. To help ; to aid ; to succor :
— to be present.

4s-sist'9.nce, n. Help ; aid :— attendance.

^.a-stst'ant, n. One who assists.

4.8-s5'ci-ate (as-sO'shg-at), v. To unite
with ; to accompany.

4.s-6o'ci-ate ( ja-so'shg-fit), a. Joined with ;
acting with. — 2, n. Partner ; companion.

^s-so-cj-a'tion (^-so-shg-a'shun), n. Con-
federacy; partnership; connection; union.

4.s-8on', V. a. To absolve ; to acquit.

As's9-nance, n. Besemblance of sound.

A8's9-nSnt, a. Having a similar sound.

^LS-sort', V. a. To arrange ; to class : — to
furnish with various sorts. — 2, v. n. To
be adapted or suitable : — to agree.

4.s-8ort'm9nt, n. Act of assorting ; classified
collection. [lay ; to soothe.

As-8ua^e' (as-swaj'), v. a. To ease; to al-

4.s-8ua 8|ve (as-swa'siv), a. Softening;
easing ; soothing.

4.8-sume', V. a. To take : — to take upon
one's self; to arrogate: — to affect: — to
take for granted : — to adopt. — 2, v. n. To
be arrogant.

As-silm'ing',p. a. Arrogant; presumptuous.

A.s-sQmp'ti9n (as-sum'shun), n. Act of as-
suming ; supposition ; arrogance : — recep-
tion into heaven, as of the Virgin Mary.

As-sfir'ance (9^-Bhiir'ans), n. Certain knowl-
edge : — reason for confidence ; confidence :
— self-confidence ; impudence : — insur-

As'sure' (a-shfir'), v. a. To make sure, se-
cure, or confident : — to insure.

As-siir'^d-ljr (a-shur'gd-l?), ad. Certainly.

As'ter, n. Genus of plants with star-like

As'ter-isk, n. Mark in printing, as (*).

As'ter-iam, n. Constellation : — asterisk.

t-stem , ad. Behind the ship : — behind.
8th'm% (ast'm?,), n. Difficulty of breath-
As'te-rold, n. Small planet.
Asth-mat'ic, a. Relating to asthma; af-
flicted with asthma.
A-stiV, a. In motion : — out of bed.




4s-ton'ish, V. a. To amaze ; to surprise ; to
impress with wonder or terror.

^s-ton'ish-ingr, a. Wonderful ; surprising.

^a-ton'ish-ment, n. State of being aston-
ished ; confusion of the mind through
wonder or terror.

^Lfl-toiind', V. a. To astonish ; to terrify.

^s-tound'ing, p. a. Causing terror or as-

t-strad'dle, ad. With one leg on each side,
s'tral, a". Starry ; relating to the stars.

^-stray'. ad. Out of the right way.

^■-stride', ad. With the legs wide apart.

^-trin'§-ent, a. Binding ; contracting. — 2,
n. Medicine which contracts.

As-Ssi'Qifft, } "• ^''^ ^^^^^ '"^ astrology.
A3-tr9-lo§^ic, ) a. Relating to, or par-
As-tro-log'i-cal, J taking of, astrology,
^-trol'o-l-j:, n. Art of predicting events

by the' aspect of the heavens.
As-tron'o-mer, n. One versed in astronomy.
As-tr9-nom'ic, 1 a. Belonging to astrou-
£s-tro-nom'i-cal, J omy.
^-tron'9-my, n. Science of the heavenly

bodies, their motions, sizes, distances, &c.
i^s-tilte', a. Cunning ; shrewd ; acute. —

^s-tiite'lx, ad. — As-tiite'ness, n.
^^.-sun'der, ad. Apart ; in two parts,
^-sy'lum, n. Refuge ; shelter ; sanctuary :

— charitable institution, as for the insane

or blind. [relation.

At, prep. Denoting presence, nearness, or
A^e, i. from eat.

Atelier (at-lg-a'), «. Artist's studio.
A'the-i^m, n. Disbelief in a God.
A''the-iat, n. One who disbelieves in a God.
A-thf-is'tic, \ a. Pertaining to atheism ;
A-the-Ys'tj-cal, J adhering to atheism. —

A-the-?s'ti-cal-ly, ad.
^-the'ni-an, a. Relating to Athens. — 2, n.

Native of Athens.

t -thirst', a. Thirsty : — eager.
th'lete, n. Contender for victory ; robust

and vigorous person.
^th-let'ic, a. Relating to bodily exercise

or strength : — vigorous ; robust ; strong,
i^-thwart', prep. Across; transverse.
4.t-lan't;c, a. Pertaining to the ocean east

of America. — 2, n. Atlantic ocean.
At'las, n. Collection of maps or charts ; —

large size of paper : — vertebra next below

the skull.
At'mos-phSre (St'mos-fer), n. Air which

encompasses the earth.
At-mos-pher'ic, \ a. Relating to the at-
At-mos-pher'i-cal, / mosphere.
At'om, n. Extremely small particle :-^par-

ticle which cannot be divided.
^rtSm'ic, 1 a. Relating to, or consisting

t-tom'i-cal, | of, atoms.
t'om-iz-er, n. Apparatus for converting
liquids into spray.
^-tone', V. n. To answer for ; to make rep-
aration. — 2, t>. a. To expiate ; to answer
for. i

4L-tone'ment, n. Reconciliation ; concord :
— expiation ; price of redemption.

4.-t6p', ad. On the top.

4u-tro'cious (a-tro'shus), a. Very wicked;
outrageous; heinous. — .^L-troc'j-tj:, 4-tr5'-
cious-neas, n. — ^.-tro'cious-ly, ad.

j^t-tach', V. a. To fasten ; "to unite closely :
— to bind by interest, taste, or affection :
— to appoint : — to seize or arrest ; to take.

^.t-tach'a-ble, a. That may be attached.

Attache (at-U-sha'), n. Attendant, as to a
legation, theatre, &c.

^-t-tach'ment, n. State or means of being
attached : — that which attaches : — adher-
ence ; affection : — seizure by legal process.

4.t-t5ck', V. a. To commence hostile action
upon ; to assault with hostility and vio-
lence, as by action or by words. — 2, n.
First act of hostility towards ; assault ;
onset ; invasion.

4. t- tain', V. To gain or obtain by effort ; to
reach ; to arrive at.

4kt-tain'a-ble, a. That may be attained.
— ^.t-tain-a-bll'i-tjr, n. [being attainted.

At-tain'dfr, n. Act of attainting ; state of

i^Lt-tain'ment, n. Act or power of attaining ;
that which is attained.

4.t-taint', v. a. To disgrace ; to taint : — to
find guilty of a high crime.

At' tar, n. Essential oil, especially of roses.

At-timpt' (at-temf), v. To try; to en-
deavor ; to essay : — to attack. — 2, n. Es-
say ; trial ; endeavor : — attack.

At- tend', v. a. To wait on ; to accompany ;
to follow ; to await. — 2, v. n. To listen ;
to give heed : — to be within call.

At-tend'ance, w. Act of attending ; service ;
attention : — persons waiting.

At-tend'ant, a. Accompanying as subordi-
nate. — '2, n. One who attends.

At-ten'tion, n. Act of attending ; heed :
— civility.

At-ten'tive, a. Paying attention ; heedful ;
diligent. — .^t-ten'tjve-lx, od.— ^.t-tSn'-
tive-ness, n.

j^t-ten'ii-ate, v. a. To make thin or slender ;
to reduce in consistency ; to diminish ; to

At-tSn-i-a'ti9n, n. Act of making thin ;
state of being attenuated.

^t-test', V. a. To bear witness of ; to certify :
— to manifest ; to give proof of.

At-tes-ta'tion, n. Act of attesting ; testi-
mony ; witness.

At' tic, a. Relating to Attica or Athens ;
elegant ; pure. — 2, n. Native of Attica :
— upper story of a building.

At-tire', V. a. To dress ; to array. — 2, n.
Clothes : — head-dress.

At'ti-tiide, n. Posture or position, as of the
body or mind.

^.t-tor'ney (?it-tUr'ne), n. ; pi. At-tor'nejj.
One who acts for another ; lawyer.

^t-tract', V. a. To draw ; to allure ; to win.

At-tr3ic'ti9n (at-trik'shun) , n. Act or power
of attracting ; allurement ; charm.




4.t-trac'tive, a. Able to attract; charming. —
jjit-trac'tive-lx, ad. — ^.t-trac'tive-ness, n.

4.t-trib'A-ta-ble, a. That may be attributed.

4it-trib'6te, v. a. To ascribe ; to impute.

At'tri-biite, n. Inherent quality or prop-
erty ; thing attributed.

At-tri-bii'ti9n, tu Act of attributing ; at-

4.t-trib'4-tive, a. Expressing an attribute.
— 2, n. Word which denotes something
attributed. — At-trib'A-tive-ljr, ad.

4t-tri"*ion (at-trish'un), n. Act of wear-
ing or rubbing ; abrasion.

4.t-tiine', v. a. To m^ke musical ; to tune.

t -twirl', a. & ad. In the act of twirling,
u'burn, a. Keddish brown.

Auc'tion (awk'shun), n. Public sale of
property to the highest bidder.

Auc-tion-§er', n. One who sells by auction.

^u-da'cious (aw-da'shus), a. Daring: —
shameless ; impudent. — Au-daj'i-ty, Au-
di' cious-nSss, n. — Au-da'cious-lx, ad.

J.u'd|-ble, a. Capable of being heard. —
S.u-di-bJl'i-tx» n. — Au'di-bly, ad.

£u'd|-ence, ri. Act of listening or hearing :
— ceremonial interview : — assembly of

Au'dit, n. Adjustment of accounts. — 2, v. a.
To adjust, as an account. [account,

Au'di-tor, n. Hearer : — one who adjusts an

Au-di-to'ri-um, n. Place for hearers.

Au'di-t9-r3j, a. Relating to hearing. — 2, n.
Audience : — place for hearers.

* »|- ^, w, >■ n. Tool to bore holes with.

AvLght (awt), n. Any thing ; any part.

Augr-ment', v. To make or grow larger ; to
increase ; to intensify.

Aug'ment, n. State of increase ; increase.

Aug-men-ta'tion, n. Act of augmenting ;
state of being augmented : — part added.

Au'^ur, n. One who augurs ; soothsayer. —
2, V. To conjecture ; to predict by signs ;
to foretell. [omen.

Au'gi-rx, «. Prognostication by signs ;

Au'gust, n. Eighth month in the year.

JLu-griist', a. Great ; awful ; majestic. —
Au-giist'lj:, ad. — Au-gust'ness, n.

Auk, n. Arctic sea-bird of various species.

Aunt (ant) , n. Sister of a father or mother ;
wife of an uncle.

Au-re'o-la, \ n. Circle of rays ; crown of

Au're-ole, J glory.

Au'ri-cle, n. External ear : — ear-like cham-
ber of the heart.

Au-ric'ili-la, n. Species of primrose.

Au-ric'i-lar, a. Conveyed by hearing : —
told in secret.

Au-rif ?r-oiis, a. Affording gold.

Au'rist, n. Surgeon for the ear.

Au-ro'ra, n. Light before sunrise ; day-
break : — aurora borealis.

Au-ro-ra Bo-re-a'lis, n. Vari-colored me-
teoric luminosity in the far northern
heavens. — Aurora Australis, similar lumi-
nosity in the far south.

Au'spi-ceg, n. pi. Protection ; influence.
Au-spi"ciou3 (aw-spish'us), a. Prosperous ;
propitious ; lucky.— Au-spi"ciou3-l3:, ad.

Au-stere', a. Severe ; harsh ; ascetic : — un-
^ adorned. — Au-ster'i-tj, Au-stere'ness, n.

Au-then'tio, a. Genuine ; true ; properly
attested.— Au-th§n-ti5'i-t3:, n.

Au-then'ti-cate, v. a. To prove authentic ;
to certify the authorship of.

Au-then-ti-ca'ti9n, n. Act of authenti-
cating ; proper or legal attestation.

Au'th9r, n. Originator ; creator ; maker :
— composer of a book or article.

Au'th9r-gss, n. Female author.

Au-thor'i-ta-tive, a. Having authority.—
Au-thor'i-ta-tive-lx, ad.

Au-thor'i-tx, n. Legal or delegated power ;
influence ; rule : — testimony: — precedent :
— pi. agents of government.

Au-th9r-i-za'ti9n, n. Act of giving author-
ity ; that which authorizes.

Au'th9r-ize, v. a. To give authority to ; to
sanction : — to make legal or right.

Au'th9r-shxp, n. Occupation of an author :
— literary origin of a book.

Au-t9-bi-8g'ra-pher, n. One who writes an
account of Eia own life.

Au-t9-bi-o-graph'j-cgil, a. Relating to au-

Au-t9-bi-og'ra-phx, «. Life or biography
of a person written by himself.

Au-toc'ra-cj:, n. Government by an abso-
lute sovereign ; despotism.

Au't9-crat, n. Absolute sovereign ; despot.

Au-t9-crat'ic, \a. Relating to autocracy ;

Au-to-crat'i-cal, J absolute.

Au't9-gr5ph, n. Person's own handwriting
or signature. — 2, a. Written by one's own

Au-t9-gr5ph'ic, \ a. Relating to an au-

Au-to-graph'i-cal, J tograph.

Au-t9-mSt'ic, ) a. Like an automaton ;

Au-t9-mat'i-cal, J self-acting. — Au-to-mat'-
j-cal-ljr, ad.

Au-tom'a-ton, n. Machine apparently self-
moving, imitating the action of men or

Au-t9-mo-bile', a. Self-moving ; n. a vehicle
propelled by a motor within it.

Au-ton'9-moTis, a. Self-governed ; inde-

^ pendent. — Au-ton'o-mous-ly, ad.

Au-ton'o-my, n. Self-government.

Au'tumn (aw'tum), «.. Season of the year
between summer and winter.

Au-t5m'nal, a. Belonging to autumn.

Aux-il'ia-rjr (awg-zll'ya-re), n. Helper;
assistant : — pi. foreign troops in the ser-
vice of nations at war. — 2, a. Assisting :
— term applied to a verb that helps to
conjugate other verbs.

^L-vail', V. To profit ; to benefit ; to be of
use or advantage. — 2, n. Use ; advantage :
— pi. proceeds of ssile or labor.

j^-vail'^-ble, a. Profitable ; powerful ; use-
ful :— valid. — A-vail-a-bil'i-tx, ^.-vail'-
^-ble-ness, n. — ^.-vail'i^-bly, ad.





XT-f-liin;he', n. Mass of snow, ice, earth,

&c., eliding down a mountain.
JLv'%-rice, n. Inordinate desire of gain.
Ar-^-rl^cioyi (iv-a-righ'ys), a. Possessed

©f avarice ; greedy ; covetous. — Xv-f -ri"-

eious-lx, ad. — iT-a-rI"cioui-n2»i, n.
4L-vtst', inletj. Hold ; stop ;"stay.
i^-vaunt', i>iter}'. Hence ; begone.
4^-Tenjl'e', v. a. To take vengeance ; to

punish : — to vindicate. [trance.

ir'e-nue, n. Passage : — wide street : — en-

t-ver*, V. «. To declare positively,
▼'er-ai'e, n. Medium ; mean proportion.

—2^, V. a. To reduce to a medium. — 3, v. n.

To be in a medial state. — 4, a. Medial : —

having a medium,
w^- verge', a. Having aversion : — repugnant,
-^-ver'si^n, n. Antipathy ; dislike : — object

of dislike,
^-vert', V. To turn aside ; to put away.
A'TJ-a-rx, n. Place to keep birds in. [tion.
iL-vi-a'tion, n. The science of aerial naviga-
A'vi-a-tor, n. One who travels in a flying-
machine or air-ship.
A-vId'i-tx, «. Eagerness ; "greed ; voracity.
Av-9-ca'tion, n. Business that calls aside :

— employment ; vocation.
J^-y'oid.', V. a. To shun ; to escape from.
^-voId'a-ble,"a. That may be avoided. —

-flL-vbid'a-bljr, ad.

t-void'ance, n. Act of avoiding,
v-oir-du-pbi}' (iv-gr-dy-poiz'), n. & a.
Weight of 16 ounces to a pound.

^•voftch', V. a. To affiim ; to declare ; to
vouch : — to vindicate ; to sanction.

J^-TO^', V. a. To declare openly ; to ac-
knowledge ; to confess ; to profess.

i^-vb<^'al, n. Open declaration.

4k-T<)<i^ed' (a-v6ftd'), p. a. Declared.

4k.-vo<^'ed-l3r, ad. In an open manner.

4 - wait', V. a. To expect ; to wait for.

4k-wake , v. [». «fe p. awoke or awaked.]
To rouse from sleep or torpor : — to put into
new action. — 2, a. Not sleeping.

.^.wik'en (j^-wa'kn), v. To awake.

i^-w&rd', V. To judge ; to sentence ; to de-
cree. — 2, n. Judgment ; sentence.

4.-wire', a. Observant ; conscious ; in-

A- wash' (a-w6sh'), a. & ad. On a level
with the water.

A- way' (a-wa'), ad. At a distance off; not
at home. — 2, mterj. Begone.

Awe (aw), n. Reverential fear ; dread. — 2,
V. a. To strike with reverence.

Awe' -struck, p. a. Impressed with awe.

Aw'f&l, a. That strikes with awe ; vener-
able :— dreadful : — struck, or filled, with
awe. — Aw'ffil-ljr, od.— Aw'f&l-ngfs, n.

t -while', ad. For a time.
wk'ward, a. Unhandy ; clumsy ; rude :
— embarrassing. — Awk'ward-ljr, ad. —
Awk'ward-nSit, n.
Awl (&11),' n. Tool to bore holes with.
Awn. n. Bristles of grass or grain.
Awn ingr« «• Movable shelter over a door,

boat, &c.
A- woke', i. & p. from awaJce.

t-wry' (?-ri'), ad. & a. Obliquely ; askew,
xe (iks), n. Tool for

chopping and hewing.
Ax'i-al, a. Relating to,

or resembling, an axis.
Az'i9m, n. Statement

generally conceded to be true.
Ax-i-9-mat'ic, a. Self-evident; indisputable.
Ax'is, n. ; pi. Ax'ej. Line that passes

through a body, on which it may revolve ;

axle : — stem of a plant.
Ax'le (ik'sl),") n. Bar on which the wheels
Ax'le-tree, J of a vehicle turn.
AX (a?;, [ ^ Yes : — expressing assent.

Aye (a), ad. Always ; for ever.

4L-za'le-a, n. Sort of rhododendron, having
beautiful flowers.

A'zure (a'zhur or izh'ur), a. Blue ; sky-
colored. — 2,'n. Color of the sky : — eky.




iUt (ba), n. Cry of a sheep.
Bib'ble, V. To prate ; to prattle : — to
tell, as secrets. — 2, n. Idle talk ;

senseless prattle.
Babe, n. Baby.
Bi'bel, «. Scene of

coil f u sion : — con-
fused noise.
Ba-b88n', n. Large

kind of monkey.
Ba'bjr, n. Young

child; infant: —

Bi'bjr-hood (ba^je- Baboon.

hOd), n. Infancy.
Ba'bjr-iah, a. Like a baby ; childish.

BSch'f-l^r, n. Unmarried man : — one who
has taken his first college degree.

Bick, n. Hinder part of the body in man,
and the upper part in animals : — outer
part of the hand : — hinder part ; rear. — 2,
ad. To the place left ; behind : — again ;
in return. — 3, v. a. To mount or place
upon the back : — to support ; to assist ; to
advocate : — to cause to move backward. —
4, V. n. To move or go backward. — 5, a.
Being behind or passed by : — remote.

Bick'bite, v. To censure the absent.

B&ck'bit-ingr, n. Secret slander.

Back'bone, n. Bone of the back ; spinal
column : — chief support : — stability.

B&ck'door, n. Door behind a building.




Bick'f r, n. One who supports, sustains, or

Bick-griLrn'm^n, n. Grame played on a board,
with dice and moTable pieces.

Bick'rrodnd, n. Space in the rear, as in a
picture : — obscurity.

Blck'iide, n. Hinder part of a thing ; rear.

B&ck-slide', v. n. To relapse ; to apostatize.

Bick'w^rd, a. Unwilling :— dull : — late : —
bashful. — BSck'ward-niaa, ad.

B&ck'ward, 1 ad. "With the back forward ;

Bick'wardj, J toward the back or the past.

BSck'wood} (-wftdz), «. pi. Unsettled

Ba'con (bS,'kn), n. Hog's flesh salted and

B%c-te'ri-a, n. pi. Minute organisms which
cause putrefaction.

Bid, a. Ill ; not good ; eril ; vicious ; hurt-
ful.— Bid'lx, ad.— BSd'n?M, n.

BSde (b&d), i. from bid.

Bid^e, n. Distinguishing mark ; token ;

B&d^'^r, n. Burrowing carnivorous quad-
ruped. — 2, V. o. To tease ; to worry.

BEf fle, V. a. To elude ; to frustrate.

Big', n. Sack : — pouch ; purse. — 2, v. a. To
put into a bag : — to swell : — to kill, as
game. — 3, v. n. To swell like a full bag.

"Big'ga^e, n. Tents, provisions, and other
necessaries of an army : — trunks and other
articles carried by a traveller.,

BS^'§|ng', n. Material for bags ; act of put-
ting into bags.

Big'57» a- Swelled out like a bag.

B&sr'pipe, n. Musical wind instrument.

Bah, interf. Exclamation of contempt or

Bail, n. Surety for another's appearance : —
one who gives security : — part of a wicket
in cricket : — handle. — 2, v. a. To release
by, or admit to, bail : — to free of water.

Biil-ee', n. Person to whom goods are in-

B&il'|ff, n. Sheriff's deputy.

Bail'i-wiek, n. Jurisdiction of a bailiff.

Bail'in^nt, n. Delivery of goods in trust.

Bail'^r. n. One who delivers goods in trust.

B4im (barn), n. Child. [Scot.]

Bait, V. a. To put food upon a hook or in a
trap : — to give refreshment to : — to attack.
— 2, V, n. To take refreshment. — 3, n.
Lure ; temptation : — refreshment.

Baize, n. Coarse, open, woollen stuff.

Bake, v. a. To dry and harden by heat. — 2,
V. n. To do the work of baking : — to be
heated or baked; to become hard or crusty,

Bak'f r, n. One who bakes bread, &c.

Bak'^r-jr, n. House for baking.

Bak'inir-po^^'der, n. Mixture for lighten-
ing dough in baking.

Bil'ance, n. Weighing machine ; pair of
scales :— difference of an account : — equi-
librium. — 2, V. a. To weigh : — to regulate :
— to counterpoise. — 3, v. n. To hesitate ;
to fluctuate.

BEl'c9-n3r, \ «• Gallery projecting from a

Bfltl-co'njr, J wall.

Bild, a. Wanting hair : — unadorned ; — in-
elegant : — mean.— Bfild'lx, ad.— Bild'-
nesB, n.

B&l'der-d&ih, n. Bude jargon ; nonsense,

Bil'drjck, n. Girdle ; belt.

Bale, n. Package of goods : — misery ; evil.
— 2, V. a. To bundle up : — to lade out.

B^-leen', n. Whalebone.

BSle'f&l, a. Full of misery or evil.

B&lk (bawk) , n. Great beam : — unploughed
ridge of land : — disappointment. — 2, v. a.
To disappoint : — to frustrate. — 3, v. n. To
stop abruptly or run backward — said of

B&lk'X) «• -^Pt to stop suddenly ; stubborn.

B&U, n. Round or roundish body ; globe ;
bullet : — entertainment of dancing : — '
game played with a ball.

B&l'lad, n. Song ; lyric narrative poem.

BKl'l^st, n. Heavy matter placed at the
bottom of a ship or vessel to keep it steady :
— gravel or broken stone for a road-bed. —
2, V. a. To load with ballast.

B&l'l^t (or b41-la'), n. Kind of pantomimic
dance, accompanied by music.

B%l-168n', n. Hollow ball filled
with gas, to sail in the air.

B&l'l9t, n. Ball or ticket used
in giving votes. — 2, v. n. To
vote by ballot,

B&l'lpt-bSx, n. Box used in

Balm (bam), n. Fragrant oint-
ment : — liquid aromatic resin
from the balsam tree: — anything
mitigates pain,

Balm'jr (biim'g^, a. Soothing :— fragrant.

B&I's^m, n. Liquid resin of various kinds :
— tree producing balsam.

Bal-s£m'|c, a. Having the qualities of, or
partaking of, balsam.

B&l'ut-t^r, n. Small column supporting 4
rail to a flight of stairs — often written

B&l'^a-trade, n. Row of balusters.

BSm-b88', n. Large kind of reed, with a
hollow, jointed stem.

BSm-b88'zle, v. a. To deceive.

Bin, n. Public notice ; banns : — curse : —
prohibition. — 2, v. a. To curse : — to forbid.

Ba-na'nfL, 1 n. Species of plantain, and ita

Ba-na'na, J edible fruit.

Bind, n. Bandage : — means of union or
connection : — ornament worn about the
neck, as by a clergyman : — company, as
of soldiers or musicians. — 2, v. To voito
into or with a company : — to bind.

BSnd'ai'e, n. Fillet ; roller for a wound.—
2, V. a. To bind with a bandage.

B&n-dEn'na, n. Kind of spotted silk or cot-
ton handkerchief.

Band'box, n. Box used for bonnets, &c.

BSn'dit, M. Robber. [robbers.

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