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PHiL-Q-§6PH'l-CAli, \ philosophy ; ra-
tional ; wise. []y.

PHIL p-§6PH'j-CAli-LY, ad. Rational-

PHI-Los'p-PHIZE, V. n. To reason as a
philosopher ; to reflect.

PHI-Los'p-PHY, n. Natural or moral
science ; principles of human knowl-

phil'ter, 71. A love charm. [edge.

PHIZ, n. The face ; the visage, [blood

PHEE-BOT'p-MiST, 71. One who lets

AElotjy, long ; l£I6tJ$, shoH ; AE jpyv, oAscwre.— fAre , fXr, fAst, fAll j HEIR,




piile-bot'o-mv, n. Blood-letting.

3?iilegm: (flem), K. A humor 5 — viscid
taatter from the throat : — coolness.

PULEG-MAT'IC, a. Aljounding ia
phlegm : — unfeeliBg ; dull ; cold ; frig-
id ; apathetic. [flowers.

PHLOX, 71. A genus of plants and

PIICK'nix (fe'niks), n. A fabled bird.

Ptio-NET'ic, a. Relating to phonetics.

PHp-NET'jcs,n.The doctrine of sounds.

PHQ nog'ra-phy, n. Art of expressing
sounds fey characters or symbols.

S'ljo-Nori'p-I^Y, n. Science of sounds-

SPHOS-PHQ-RESCli' (Jo^-iq-Xes'), V. 7U

To emit a phosphoric light.
iPu6s-PHO-REs'CENCE,n. A faintliglit.

phosphoric light ; shining. [rus.

phqs-phor'ic, a. Relating to phaspho-
3PHds'PH>0-RiJS, n. A very combustible,

poisonous substance,
pho'to-graph, n. A picture or like-
ness produced by photography.
pho-t6g'ra Piiy, n. The act of pro-

dracingiikenesses by the action of light.
£'HO-TOL,'Q-(^Y, 71- Doctrine of light.
Pho-tom'E;TERj n- A« instrumeni;

formeasurlag the intensity of light.
phrase, K. An expression ; style.
PHRASE, V. a. To style ; to call ; to term.
phra-§e-6l'P-9^y, 71, Mode of speech.
PHRE-net'ic, lu Frantic ; mad ; insane.
PHRE-NOL'p-9^lST,7i. A person who is

versed in phrenology.
PHRE-nol'o-^^y, tu The science which

professes to determiuc the qualities of

the mind by the form of the skull.
PHREN'SY, n. Madness ; franticness-
PllTHis'ic (tiz'ik), 71. Consumption-
PHTHi|'I-CAL, (tiz''e-kal), a. Consump-

tive._ .[monary consumption^

PHThFsis (thl'sis ar ti'sis), n. A pnl-
phy-lac'ter-y, 77. A slip inscribed

with some passage of Scripture,
l>HY§'|c, 7t. The science of medicine ;

the art of healing :— a cathartic.
PHY^'lc, V. a. [L & p. physicked.] Te

purge ; to treat with physic.
PHY§'i-CAL, a. Relating to physics or

to nature ; natural, not moral, [ner.
PHY§'I-CAL-I<Y, ad. In a physical maa-
PHY-§i''ciA?f (fe-zish'an), 71. One who

professes or practises physic.
S'HY^'ics, 71. pi. Naturalphilosophy.
phy§-I-6g' NO-MIST, n. One who is

versed in physiognomy.
PHYS-i-oG'NO-My, 71, The artofdiseoiv-

ering the character of the mind by the

face : — the face.

PHlf^-i-O-i-oQ^'ic, I a. Relating to

PHY§-I-p-l,6^'i-CAL, \ physiology ;
physical. [in physiology.

vhy^-I'OJL.' Q-q^lsT^n. One who is versed

PHY^-i-oii'p-^Y, n. The science of or-
ganized beings, both animals and
plants. [plants.

phy-t©l'P-§-y, 77. The science of

Pl-AC'y-L-^R, a. Es-piatory- — criminaL

Pj A'Np-FOR'TE, 71. A musical stringed

Pi-AZ'ZA, 77. A portico or covered walk,
supported by pillars.

PE'cA, n. A printing type : — a bird.

pic-a-roon', 71. A sea-robber ; a pirate.

PICK, V. a. To choose ; to clean ; to open.

PlCK, 77, A sharp-pointed, iron tool.

piCK'lXE, 71. An axe with a sharp point.

Pick'ed, ffl. Pointed 3 sharp; smart.

pick'er-el, 71. A kind of fish.

pick'et, 71. A. sharp stake : — a guard.

pick'et, 7?, «- Te fasten to a picket.

Pic'KLE, 7J, Brine ; a thing pickled.

Pic'KLE, V. a. To preserve in brine.

pick'pock-et, } 7?^ One wJio steals

PicK'Pl'ESE, I from the pocket.

pick'tiiAnk, 71. A flatterer ; a parasite.

p'ic'Nic, 71- An entertaianient in whick
each^one contributes to the supply.

PIC-to'ri-al, a. Relating to a painter
or painting ; painted ; illustrated.

PICT'URE (pikt'yur),7i. A representation
in colors 5 a painting ; a likeness.

PXCT'tJRE, 7'- (u To represent ; to paint.

PicT-y-RESQUE'' /pjki-yu-resk'), a.
Like a pictui'e J graphic; beautiful.

pid'dle, v. 71, To feed squeamishly.

PIE (pi), 71. An article of food : — a mag-
pie '.—types confusedly mixed.

PIE 'bald, a- Of various colors ; pietfc

PIECE, 77. A patch ; fragment ; a part.

PIECE, v.ju To patch ; to join ; to splice.

PIECE'^MEAL, a(L In pieces ; by parts.

PIECE 'meal, a. Single; separate.

PIED (pid), a. Variegated ;party-colored.

PIER (per), 71- Masonry to support the
archiof a bridge : — a mole.

PIERCE, V. a. To penetrate ; to enter.

pier'cing, a. Penetrating ; keen.

Pi'E-Ti§M, 77. Strict devotion or piet}%

pi'e-ty, 77- Duty to God : — duty to par-
ents, [of unfoi'ged metal.

pig, n. The young of swine : — a mass

PIG, V. n. To farr<3W ; to bring pigs.

Piqt'EON (pM'jun), 77. A bird. [ity.

Pi9-'EON-HOLE (pid'jnr-hol), 7?. A cav-

PiG'a&lN, 71- A small wooden vessel.

pig'ment, 77. Paint ; colors for painting.

PIKE, 71. , A fish : — a lance : — a point.

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pTk'ed, ff. Sharp ; peaked ; picked.
PIke'stSff, n. The handle of a pike.
pi-lXs'ter, n. A small, square column.
piLCii'ARD, n. A kind of herring.
PILE, 7(. A piece of wood driven into the

ground: — a, lisap : — a building.
PILE, V. a. Taheap ; to lay upon.
PILEij, n. pi. A disease ; hemorrhoids.
PIL'eer, v. To steal ; to practise theft.
pil'fer-er, 7!. One who pilfers.
PXL'FEU-Y. 72.. Petty theft.
PIL'GRIM, 71. One who travels to hal-
lowed places ; a. traveller.
PIl'grim-A9E,7!.A journey for religious

purposes to a place esteemed holy.
PILL, n. A small ball of medicine..
pil'la^^e, 71.. Plunder; spoil; rapine»
PIl'la^^e, V. a. To. plunder; to ravage..
PiL'LA-9^ER„ n.. A plunderer ; a spoiler.
pIl'lar,. /I.. A column; a support.
PiLL'lON(piJ'yun),7i.A woman's saddle.
Plli'LQ-Ry, n^ A frame for punishment.
PIL'low, 71.. A cushion for the head.
PIl'low, v. a. To place on a pillow».
pil'low-beer, w. Pillow-case.
pil'loat-c.£:SE^7i. a cover of a pillow.
Pl'LQT,7i. One whasteersaship ; guide.
Pi'lot, v. «.. To steer a ship ; to direct.
Pl'LOT-A9E,7i. Office oi'pay of a pilot.
pimp, 71. A procurer ; a pander.
pim'per-nEl, 71. A small plants
pim'ple, 71. A small pustule ; a blotch.
PIM'PLED (pim'pld),a..P^ull of pimples^
fIn, 71. A short, pointed wire ; a bolt.
PIN, v^ a. To fasten ; to join ; to fix.
pIn'a-eore,,7i. a cliild'^s apron.
pin'case, iu a ease for pins.
Pin'cer§, 71. pL An instrument for

griping, dra.wing nailSj &c. ; pincliers*
PINCH, v^ a. To. squeeze ; to gripe.
PINCH, v.. A gripe ; difficulty ; distress.
PiNCH'B£cK,,7i. An. alloy of copper and
pinch'er§, 71. pt. Pincers. [zinc.

PlN'cOsH-iQN (pin'kush-un),, 7i. A

stuffed bag "or cushion to stick pins in.
fine, 71. An evergreen tree: — pineapple.
PINE, V. n. To langmsh; to wear away.
pine'ap-ple, 71. A tropical fruit.
p1n'feath-er. M. A feather not ftilly

pin'fold, 71. A pound for beasts.
pin'foot-ed (-fut-), a.,Having the toes

or feet bordered by a menLbrane..
pIn'ion (pin^un),7i. Part of a wing ; a

quill : — fetter : — toothed wheel.
PIn'iqn,^ v. a. To bind ; to shackle.
PINK, 77. A flower : — a reddish color :.

— highest excellence : — an eye.
PINK, V. a. To work in eyelefohoTes.

pin'mow-e Y, 71. A wife's pocket tnonej»
pin'nace. 71. A boat : — a small vessels
pin'na- CLE, >i. A turret ; a liigh point.
PINT, 71. Halt a quart; foirr gills.
pin'tlEj, 71. A long iron pin ; a metal
PI'NY, a._ Abounding with pines, [bolt.
pi-o-neer', 71. A soldier who clears the

road before an army.
pi-o-neer', t;. To remove obstmctions^
Pl'o-NY,^7i. A large flower ; pei^ny.
pyoTJS, a. Dutiful to God ; religious-.
Pi'ous-LY, ad. In a pious manner.
PIP, 71. A disease of fowls : — a spot.
PIP, V. n. To chirp as a bird or chicken.
PIPE y 71. A long, hollow body; a tube : —

a tube for smoking :— a large cask.
PIPE „7J. To play on the pipe; to-whistle*
PIP'kin,, ?i. A small earthen boiler.
PIP'PIN, 71. A species of apple.
PIQu'an-cy (pik'an-se), n. Sharpness.
PIQU'ANT (plk'ant), a.' Sharp ; pungent.
PIQUE (pek), 71. Ill-will ; slight anger»
PIQUE (pek), V. a. To offend ; to value.
pj-QUET'- (pe-ket'), 71. A game at cards.
pi'ra-cy, 71. Robbery on the sea.
Pl'^R ATE ^ n. One who practises piracy.,
pi'rate,.77. To rob ; to take by robbery.
Pi'RAT-ED,p.a.Tafcen by piracy or theft.
PI-rat'i-cal, a. Predatory; robbing.
p'ls'CA-RV, n. A privnegfrof fishing.
Pls'cA-Tp-RY, a. Relating to fishes.
Pis-Civ'o-Rous, a. Living on fish.
PISH, interj. Expressing contempt.
p'x§'mIre, 71. An ant; an emmet.
pis-ta'^hio, 71. An oblong nut.
pis-ta-REEN',7i. A silver coin of 17centS'.
PIs'til, n. Organ of a femafe flower.
PIs'tol, 71. A small hand-gmi.
pis'TQi-, V. a. To shoot with a pistol.
PTS-tole'', n. A gold coin of Europe.
PIT, 71. A hole : — abyss : — the grave.
pfT, V. a. To indent : — to set against.
PITCH,. 71. A resin from tlie prne, &c. t

— size ; height : — inclination.
PITCH,, v.. a. To fix ; to plant ; to cast.
PITCH, t>. 71. To light ; to drop ; to fall.
PiTCH'ER,^7i. A vessel for water, &c.
pitch^<5rk, n. A fork to pitch hay, &c.
pitch'i-n£ss,.7i. State of being pitchy..
PITCH'-PIPE, n. An instrument to give*

the key or leading note of a tunei
pitch'y, a. Smeared with pitch ; black.
PIT '-COAL, 71-. Fossil or mineral coal.
PiT'E-otis, a. Sorrowful; sad; tender.
PiT'E-oiJS-LY, ad. In a piteous manner..
PiT'FALLy7i. A pit dug and covered over;.
PITH, 71. A soft substance in plants j

marrow : — strength ; force r — essence.

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P1TH'I-n£ss, 71. Qualit}' of Iieing pithy.

PlTH'LtESS, a. Wtiiiliiig pith or force.

pith' V, a. Abounding with pith ; strong.

pIt'i-a-ble, a. Deserving pity.

PIt'i-ful, a. Base ; mean j paltiy.

PlT'l-liESS, a. Wanting pity; merciless.

pit'man, n. One who works in a pit.

pit'saw, 71. A saw used by two men.

PlT'TANCE,7i. A small allowance ; trifle.

P1-tC'i-ta-ry, a. Secreting phlegm.

pj-TU'i-TOtJS, a. Consisting of plilegm.

PiT'y, n. Compassion ; tenderness.

pit'y, v. a. To feel compassion for.

Plv'QT, n, A pin or shaft on which any
thing turns. [placable.

PLA-CA-BiL'I-TY, n. duality of being

PliA'cA-BLE, a. That may be appeased.

p1iA-cXrd',h. A printed paper posted up.

PL^-CARD', V. a. To notify publicly.

PLACE, n. A portion of space ; localftyj
aroom ; mansion ; rank ; office.

PLACE, V. a. To put in place ; to settle.

PLACE'maN, n. One who fills a public
or official station. [serene.

PLA^'ID, a. Gentle ; quiet ; soft 3 mild ;

PlA^'id-ly, ad. Mildly ; gently.

||pl,a'9I-A-rI§m, 71. The act of purloin-
ing the writings or works of another.

[|pl,a'9^i-a-rist, n. A plagiary.

i|Pl.A'<^i-A-RiZE,TJ. To act the plagiary.

||PL,A'9^i-A-RY or PLA'9IA-RY, 71. One
guilty of plagiarism. [pest.

PLAGUE (plag), 77. Pestilence ; a disease ;

PLA&UE, V. a. To infest ; to tease, vex.

PLA'&UY (pla'ge), a. Vexatious.

PLAICE (plas), n. A species of flat fish.

PLAID (plad), n. A variegated cloth.

PLAIN, a. Flat ; level : — open ; frank ;
clear ; simple ; artless : — homely.

PLAIN, 71. Level ground ; a flat expanse.

PLAIN 'ly, ad. In a plain manner.

plain'ness, 71. duality of being plain.

PLAINT, 71. Complaint. [lawsuit.

plain'tiff, 71. One who commences a

PLAIn'tive, a. Lamenting ; mournful.

PLAIT, n. A fold ; a double : — a tress.

PLAIT, V. a. To fold ; to double ; to braid.

plan, n. A scheme ; a form ; a model.

PlAn, v. a. To scheme ; to devise.

PLXnch, v. a. To cover with planks.

PLANE, 71. A level surface : — a joiner's
or carpenter's instrmnent.

PLANE, V. a. To smooth with a plane.

PLANE, a. Level; even; flat; plain.

PLAN'ET, n. A celestial body that re-
volves about the sun.

Plan'e-ta-rj, a. Relating to planets.

PLANe'-tree, n. The sycamore.

PLAn'ish, v. a. To polish ; to smooth.

plan'i-sphere, n. A sphere projected

on a plane. [tliicker than a board.
plAnk, n. A piece of sawed timber,
plXnk, v. a. To lay with planks.
PL Ant, 71. A vegetable ; any vegetable

production ; an herb ; a tree.
plant, I', a. To set ; to cultivate; to fix.
plXn'tain, ?;. A tree and its fruit.
plan-ta'tion, n. Act of planting: — a

place planted ; a large farm : — colony.
PLANT'ERjW.One who plants ; a farmer.
plan'ti-cle, n. A little or young plant.
PLAN'ti-grade, 71. An animal that

walks on the whole foot. [plant.

plant'let, plan'tule, n. A little
PLASH, 71. A small pond ; a puddle.
PLASH, V. a. To dash ; to splash.
plash'y, fl. Watery; s|!]ashy.
PLi§M, n. A mould ; a matrix.
PLas'ter, n, A composition of lime,

sand, <Scc. : — a salve for a wound, &c.
PLas'ter, v. a.To overlay ^vith plaster.
plas'ter-Ing, 77. Work done in plaster.
PLAS'TIC, a. Giving form ; forming.
PLAt, v. a. To weave ; to plait.
plAt,7(. a level piece of ground ; a plain.
PL ATE, /{.Wrought silver: — aflat vessel.
PL ATE ,v.a.To cover with plate or silver.
PLATEAU (pla-to'), 71. [Fr.] A large

dish or tray : — a table-land. [silver.
plat'ed, p. a. Covered with plate or
PLATE 'FtjL,7i. As much as a plate holds.
PLAT'EN,7i.riat part of a printing-press.
plAt'form, 11. A horizontal plain ; a

flat floor : — a scheme ; a design.
plAt'i-num, 71. The heaviest of metals.
plAt'i-tude, 72. Insipidity; dulness.
PL^-t6n'ic, a. Relating to Plato.
pla'to-nI^m, 71. Philosophy of Plato.
PLA'TQ-NisT, 71. A follower of Plato.
pla-t66n', 71. A body of soldiers.
plAt'ter, 71. A large dish for the table.
PLAU'dit, 71. Applause ; loud praise.
PLAUS-i-BiL'i-TY, n. State of being

plausible ; appearance of right.
PLAU'§i-BLE, a. Having the appear-
ance of right ; colorable ; specious.
PLAU'siVE, a. Giving applause.
play, V, n. To sport ; to game ; to act.
PLAY, V. a. To use ; to perform, exhibit.
PLAY, n. Amusement ; game ; a drama.
PLAY'-BiLL, n. A bill of a play.
PL ay'er, 71. One who plaj^s : — an actor.
PLAY'FEL-LOW, 71. A companion in

PLAY'FUL, a. Sportive ; full of play.
PLAY'FUL-NESS,77.Sportiveness ; levity.
PLAY'Hot>sE, n. A theatre.
PLAY'mate, n. A companion in play.

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Play'thing, n. A tiling to play with.

PLEA (pie), 11. That which is alleged in
support of a cause ; defence.

PLEAD, V. To make pleas ; to argue.

PLiiAD'ER,?!.One who pleads or argues.

plead'ing, n. Act or forni of pleading.

PLEAS'ANT (plez'ant), a. Delightful ;
agreeable; cheerful ; gay-, lively.

plea§'ant-ly, ad. In a pleasant man-
ner. ' [agreeableness ; gayety.

Pleas'ant-ness, n. Delightfulness ;

PLE A§'ANT-Ry, 71. Gayety; light humor.

plea§e, v. a. To delight; to gratify.

PLEASE, V. n. To choose ; to like.

PLEAD'ING, a. Giving pleasure ; agree-
able ; delightful ; pleasant. [ful.

PLEA§'UR-A-BLE (plezh'-), a. Delight-

PLEa|'vre (plezh'ur), n. Delight; en-
joyment ; gratification ; choice ; will.

ple-be'ian (ple-be'yan), n. One of the
common people or populace.

ple-be'ian, a. Vulgar ; common.

PLEDGE, n. A pawn ; a surety ; a bail.

PLED^^E, iJ.a.Toput in pawn ; to secure.

pled^-ee', 71. One to whom a pledge
is made.

PLEDc^'ET, n. A small mass of lint.

PLe'ia-de§, n. pi. The Seven Stars.

PLE'iad§ (-yadz), w. pZ. Pleiades.

PLfiN'A-R¥ or ple'NA-RY, a. Full ;
complete ; entire.

PLE-NlP'Q-TENCEjTi. Fulness of power.

PLE-Nip'o-TENT, a. Having full power.

pl£n-1-PP-ten'ti-a-ry (plen-e-po-
ten'she-a-re), n. An ambassador or
envoy invested with full power.

pl£n'i-tude, n. Fulness ; abundance.

PLEN'TE-otJS, a. Abundant; plentiful.

PLEN'ti-fOl, a. Copious; abundant.

plen'ti-fOl-ly, ad. Abundantly.

plen'ty, 71. Abundance; exuberance.

ple'q-na§m, 71. A redundancy of words.

P*LE-o-NAS'Tlc, a. Redundant.

pleth'o-ra, 71. A fulness of habit.

PLE-THOR'ic or PLETH'0-Rlc,a. Af-
fected by plethora ; of full habit.

pleu'ra, 71. A membrane within the
thorax or chest. [pleura.

pleu'ri-sy, 71. Inflammation of the

pleu-rIt'ic, a. Relating to pleurisy.

pleu-ro-pneu-mo'ni-a, 71. Inflam-
mation of the pleura and lungs.

PLfix'l-FORM, a. Formed like net-

PLI-A-BIL'I-TY, n. Flexibility ; pliable-

PLl'A-BLE, a. Flexible ; pliant, [ness.

PLi'AN-CY, n. Flexibility; pliability.

PLi'ANT, a. Bendingj flexible ; pliable.

pli'er§, n. pi. Pincers for bending.

PLIGHT (plit), 71. Condition ; state.
PLIGHT, V. a. To pledge 3 to give as

PLINTH, n. The lowest part of a pillar.
PLOD, V. V. To toil : — to trudge.
plod'der, n. One who plods.
PLOT, n. A conspiracy; an intrigue : —

a plat : — a form ; scheme ; a plan.
PLOT, V. To form a plot ; to devise

mischief; to contrive. [spirator.

plot'ter, n. One who plots ; a con-
PLOUGH (plbu), 71. An instrument of

husbandry to turn up the soil witli.
PLOi^GH (plou), V. To turn up the soil.
PLOtGH'A-BLE, a. That may be

ploughed; arable. [ploughs.

PLOl^GH'ER (plbu'er), n. One who
PLOltGH'MAN (plbu'man),?i.A plougher.
PL6ljrGH'yHARE,?i.The iron of a plough.
PL0V'ER,7i. An aquatic bird ; lapwing.
PLUCK, V. a.To snatch ; to pull ; to draw.
PLUCK, 71. A pull: — the heart, liver,

lights, &;c., of an animal : — spirit.
PLtJG, 71. A stopple. — V. a. To stop.
PLUM, 71. A stone fruit : — a raisin.
plu'mac^e, 71. The feathers of a bird.
plCmb (plum), 71. A plummet ; a leaden

weight on a line. [horizon.

PLUMB (plum), a. Perpendicular to the
plumb (plum), V. a. To sound, regulate.
plum-ba'go, n. Graphite or black lead.
PLfJMB'-LiNE (plum'lin), 71. A line per-
pendicular to the plane of the horizon :

—a linewith a plummet. [sins.

PLiJM'-CAKE, n. Cake made with rai-
PLUME , 71 A feather : — a token of honor.
plume, v. a. To feather ; to adorn with

feathers : — to value ; to pride.
plu'mi-ped, a. Having feathered feet.
PLtJM'MET,7t. A weight of lead attached

to a plumb-line : — a pencil of lead.
PLiJMP, a. Full. ; fleshy ; fat ; round.
PLUMP, V. a. To fatten ; to make large.
PLiJMP, ad. With a sudden, heavy fall.
PLtJMP'LY, ad. Roundly ; fully.
PLtJMP'NESS, n. Fulness, [with plums.
plum'-pud-ding, 71. Pudding made
PLtJM'-TREE,7i. A tree that bears plums.
plu'my, a. Covered with feathers.
plCn'der, v. a.To pillage ; to rob, strip.
PLiJN'DER, 71. Pillage ; spoil taken in

war; rapine; booty.
plun'der-er, n. One who plunders.
PLUNGE, r. a. To thrust in ; to immerse.
PLUNGE , V. 71.T0 sink suddenly; to dive.
PLirNi^E, n. Act of plunging ; a fall.
PLtJN'KET (plung'ket), n. A blue color.
PLtJ'RAL, a. Denoting more than one.

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Pl-u'RAii-isT, 71. A cleifrj'man who
holds niore than one benefice,

PLU-ral'i-tv, 71. The greater number:
— the greatest of several numbers, but
less than half of the whole sum.

PLU'RAL-LY. ad. In a plural sense.

PLUS, 71. The sigh [-j-J noting addition.

PLtJSH, n. Cloth with a nap or shag,

PLU-TO'NI-AN, I 71. One who holds that

PLU'TQ-NiST, J the present state of
the earth was effected by the action
of fire. _ [lating to rain.

PLU'vi-AL, PLU'vi-otJs, a. Rainyj re-

PLY, V. To work ; to employ; to bend.

pneu-mXt'ic (nu-), ) a. Relating to the

PNEU-mXt'J-cal,, ) air, or to pneu-
matics, [which treats of the air.

PNEU-mXt'ics (nu-), n. The science

Pneu-ma-tol'p-^y, 71. Science or doc-
trine of spiritual substances.

PNEU-MON'IC, a. Relating to the lungs.

POACH, V. a. To boil slightly: — to steal.

POACH, V. n. To steal or carry off game.

poach'er, 71. One who steals game.

poach'y, a. Wet ; soft ; damp ; marshy.

pock, 71. A pustule in the small-pox, &c.

Pock'et, 71. A small bag or pouch.

pock'et, v. a. To put in the pocket.

pock'et-book (-buk),7i.A book for the

Pock'Y, a. Having pocks. [pocket.

POD, 71. A capsule ; a case of seed.

PQ-dag'ri-cal, a. Relating to the gout.

PO'EM, 71. A poetical composition ; poe-

po'e-sy, 71. The art of poetry. [try.

PO'et, 71. A writer of poetry or poems.

po'et-As-ter, 71. A vile, petty poet.

po'et-ess, 71. A female poet,

po-£t'ic, ) a. Partaking of, or suit-

pp-ET'l-CAL, \ able to, poetry.

po'et-x,au're-ate,7z. The court-poet
of England.

po'et-ry, 71. Composition.uniting fic-
tion and metre ; verse ; poems, [sion.

poh, interj. Noting contempt or aver-

PolGr'NAN-CY (poi'nan-se), n. duality
of being poignant; sharpness.

POI&'nant (pbi'nant),a. Sharp ; severe ;
painful ; satirical ; keen. [ly.

poig'nant-ly (pbi'nant-le), ad. Sharp-

POINT, 71. A sharp end t— a sting of an
epigram : — a stop : — an aim : — a cape.

POINT, V. a. To sharpen ; to direct.

POINT, V. n. To note with the finger.

point' AL, 71. The pistil of a flower.

point-blank', ad. To the mark.

point'ed,2>. a. Sharp ; epigrammatical.

point'ed-ly, ad. In a pointed manner.

point'el, n. Something on a point.

PoiNT'ER, n. Any thing that points.

Point'ing, 71. Punctuation.
POINt'less, a. Having no point ; blunt.
PolSE, n. Weight; balance; equipoise.
POISE, V. a. To balance; to weigh.
POi'§ON (pbi'zn), n. A substance that

destroys life or health ; venom,
Poi'§ON (pbi'zn), V. a. To infect, taint.
Poi'§ON-ous (pbi'zn-us), a. Venomous.
POKE, n. A hag : — a push : — a plant.
POKE, 75. a.To feel in the dark : — to push.
PO'KER, 71. An iron bar to stir the fire.
po'lar, a. Relating to, or near, the pole.
pol'ar-jEHY, n. A polyarchy,
po-lar'i-ty, 7!. A tendency to the pole.
p5-LAR-j-zi'TiQN,7i, Act of polarizing,
PO'LAR-IZE, V. a. To give polarity to.
Po'la-RY, a. Having polarity,
POLE, 71, One of the extremities of the

earth's axis : — sky : — a long staff or

stake : — a perch ; a rod,
POLE, V. a. To furnish with poles.
pole'-axe, 71. An axe fixed to a pole.
pole'cat, 71. A fetid animal.
po-lem'ic, 77. A controversialist.
PO-LEM'ic, )a. Controversial; dis-
Pp-LEM'i-CAL, \ putatious.
POLi^sTAR, 71. A Star near the pole ;

the north star : — a guide.
PO-lIce', 71. Government of a city or

town : — a body of civil officers.
p6l'i-cy, 77. Art of government : — art ;

prudence : — a contract of insurance.
pol'ish, 7J, a. To smooth, gloss, refine.
pol'ish, 71. Lustre; gloss: — elegance.
po-lite', a. Genteel , courteous ; civil.
PO-LITE'ly, ad. In a polite manner,
po-lite 'NESS, 77. Gentility ; courtesy.
pol'i-tic, a. Wise ; prudent :— artfttL
pq-lJt'I-cal, a. Relating to govern-
ment, policy, or politics ; civil,
po-lit'i-cal-ly, ad. As to politics,
POL-i-ti"cian (-tish'an), n. One versed

in politics ; a statesman.
P6L'l-Tlcs,7i,pZ, Science of government,
pol'i-ty, 71. Form of government; pol-
pol'ka, 77. A sort of dance. [icy.

POLL,7i. The head: — a list: — an election.
POLL, V. a. To lop the top of, as trees : —

to shear :— to register, as votes.
pol'lard, 77. A tree lopped : — a bran.
Pol'len, 71, Prolific dust of a flower.
pol'lock, 77. A sort of sea-fish.
POLL'TXx,7i,A tax assessed by the head,
POL-LUTE ', r, a. To defile ; to corrupt.
POL-LU'TiOW, 7(. Act of defiling ; taint.
POL-TROoW, 77, A coward ; a dastard.
pol-tr66n'er-y,7(. Cowardice; base-
p6l-y-an'thus, 77. A plant. [ness.
p6L'Y-AR-jeHY,7i.Government by many.

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po-lyg'a-mist, n. An advocate for

PO-Ltft'A-MY, n. A plurality of wives.
POL'Y-GLOT, n. A book containing

many languages.
pol'y-glot, a. Of many languages.
p6l'v-GON, n. A fiiiine of many angles,
PO-LYG'o-ts'AL, a. Having many angles.
P6r,'Y-GRAPH, n. An instrument for

multiplying copies of a manuscript.
POli-Y-GKAPH'lc, } a. Relating to
POLi-Y-GEAPH'i-CAL,, \ polygraphy, or

to polygraphs. [in various ciphers.
PO-LiYG'ra-phy, n. The art of writing
POL-y-iie'dron. n. A solid bounded

by polygons. [terms.

p6l-y-no'mi-ai., a. Having many
p6l'y-pe or pol'ype, n. A radiate

animal ; polypus.
p6l,'y-pus, n. A tumor, as in the nos-
trils : — a radiate animal ; polype.
Pol'y-scope, n. A multiplying glass.
POL-Y-SYT^-LAB'ic, ) a. Having
POL-y-SYL-LAB'i-CAL, \ many sylla-

hles. [syllables.

p6l'Y-SYL-L,A-BLE,7i. a word of many
POL-Y-TEjeK'Nlc, a. IncludingjJTiany

arts. [plurality oigods.

Pol'y-the-Ysm, n. The doctrine of a
Pol'y-the-ist, n. A believer in a plu-
rality of gods.

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