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SE'ROUSj'a. Relating to serum ; watery.
ser'pent, 7!. A creeping animal ; a

reptile ; a snake.
siJR'PE n-tine ,a. Resembling a serpent.
ser'rate, a. Jagged like a saw.
SE'Ruril, 71. The thin part of the biood.
ser'vant, n. One who serves ; a slave.
SERVE, V. a. To wait on ; to work for ;

to obey ; to assist ; to promote.
SERVE, V. n.To be a servant ; to answer.
ser'vice, 71. Office ; duty ; use ; course.
SER'vicE-A-BLE, a. Beneficial ; useful.
SER'VILE, a. Slavish ; mean ; cringing.
ser'vJle-ly, ad. In a servile manner.
ser-vil'J-ty, 71. State of being servile.
ser'VI-tude, 71. Slavery; dependence.
SESS, n. A rate; a tax. See Cess.
SEs'siON (sesh'un), 71. Act of sitting;

a sitting of a court, legislature, &c.
SESS'-POOL, 71. A pit or reservoir for

sediment or foul water.



ses'terce, 71. s\ Roman coin.

SET, V. a. [i. & p. set.] To place ; to fix ;
to plant ; to adjust ; to settle.*

s£t, v. n. To go down, as the sun.

SET, p. a. Fixed; regular; firm; stiff.

set, n. A complete suit or assortment.

se-TA'ceous (-shus),a. Bristly; hairy.

set'-6ff, 7i. Counterbalance ; offset.

se'ton (se't_ii),7i. A rowel : — an issue,

se-tose', se'tous, a. Bristly ; hairy.

set-tee', 71. A long seat with a back.

SET'TER,7i.0ne who sets : — kind of dog.

set'tle,71.A seat ; a bench with a back.

SET'TLEjU.a.To establish; to determine.

set'tle, v. 71. To subside ; to sink.

set'tlE-ment, 71. Act of settling ; ad-
justment : — a jointure given to a wife :
— a colony ; an inhabited district.

SET'Ti.ER,7i. One who settles in a place.

sev'en (sev'vn), a. Four and three.

SEVENNIG-HT (sen'nit), n. A week.

sev'en-teen (s6v'vn-ten), a. Seven
and ten.

sev'enth (sev'vnth), a. Next after the
sixth : the ordinal of seven.

sev'en-ty, a. &. n. Seven times ten.

sev'er, v. a. To divide; to disjoin.

sev'er-AL, a. Divers; many; distinct.

SEv'ER-AL-liY, ad. Distinctly; sepa-
rately.

SEV'ER-AIi-TY, Ji. A state of separation.

sev'er-ANCE, 71. Separation ; partition.

se-vere', a. Sharp ; hard ; harsh ; rig-
orous ; rigid; austere; painful.

SE-VERE'LY, arf. Painfully; rigorously.

SE-VER'I-ty, 71. State of being severe.

SEW (so), v.a. & 71. To join with a needle.

SEW'ER (so'er), 77. One who sews.

SEWER (so'e'r or shor), 71. A drain or
passage for water.

SEX, 71. The distinction of male or fe-
male ; womankind. [years old.

sEx-A-^-e.-na'ri-an, 7?.. A person GO

s-EX-A^-'E-NA-RY, a. Threescore ; 60.

SEX An'gu-lar, a. Having six angles.

sex-en'ni-al, a. Lasting six years.

sfix'TANT, 71. Cth part* of a circle: —
instrument for measuring angles.

sex'tqn, 71. Under officer of a church.

sex't'J-ple, a. Sixfold ; six times told.

SEx'u-AL, a. Distinguishing the sex.

SHAB, t'. 77. To play mean tricks.

SHAB'BI-LY,a<f. Meanly; despicably.

SHAB'Bi-NESS,7i. Meanness ; paltriness.

shIb'by, a. Mean ; paltry ; slovenly.

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

shac'ki.e§ (shnk'klz), n.pl. Fetters.

shad, 71. A fish of the herring tribe.

shad'dock, 77. A tree, and its fruit.



AEldUY, lonff ; AEIotJ^, short ; AEIptlY, oftscitre.— fAre,FAR,T'Sst,fAll j HtiR,



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S.HADE, ra. An interception of light;
obscurity ; a screen ; color ; shadow.

SHADE, V. a. To cover from light or heat.

sha'dj-ness, 11. State of being shady.

SHAD'ow (shad'do), n. A faint repre-
sentation ; a shade ; a ghost ; a spirit.

SHAD'ow, t>. a. To cloud ; to represent.

SHAD'ow-Y,a. Full of shade ; dark.

sha'dy, a. Protected by shade ; cool.

SHAFT, n. Arrow :— deep pit : — spire or
steeple : — handle : — axle.

sha&,?i. Rough, woolly hair ; a cloth.

SHAG, V. a. To make shaggy or rough.

shag'jGED, siiAG'i&Y,a. Rugged; hairy,

SHA-GRiiEN', n. A kind of'leather.

SH^H, 71. The emperor of Persia.

SHAKE, -w. a. [i. shook; p. shaken.] To
agitate ; to make to totter ; to depress.

SHAKE, V. n. To be agitated ; to totter.

SHAKE, 71. A concussion ; a motion.

shak'er, n. A person who shakes : —
one of a religious sect.

shak'ing, n. A vibratory motion.

SHALE, 71. A husk ; a pod : — clay slate.

SHALL, V. auxiliary. It is used to form
the future tense ; as, I shall go.

shal-loon', 71. A worsted stuff.

shXl'lqp, 71. A two-masted boat.

shal'low, a. Not deep : — futile ; silly.

shal'loWjTi. a sand ; a flat ; a shoal.

SHAL'Lpw-NESS,7?. Want of depth.

shAlt. 2d person singular of shall.

SHAM, V. a. To trick ; to cheat; to delude.

sham, n. A trick ; a false pretence.

SHAM, a. False ; counterfeit ; fictitious.

sham'ble, v. n. To move awkwardly.

sham'ble^, 11. pi. A flesh-market.

sham'bling, a. Moving awkwardly.

shame, 71. Sense of disgrace.

shame, v. a. To make ashamed.

SHAME 'FACED (-last), a. Modest ; bash-
ful ; diflident. [ious.

SHAME'Ff)L,ffl. Disgraceful; ignomin-

SHAME'FUL-LY, ad. Disgraceftilly.

SHAME 'LESS, a. Destitute of shame.

sham'mJj, 7?. A kind of soft leather.

SHAM-POo', V. a. To rub and press the
limbs after warm bathing, &c. : — to
wash and rub the head of.

ShXm'r6ck,7i. a plant ; white clover.

shank, 71. The large bone of the leg : —
part of the leg : — bony part.

shAn'ty, shXn'tee, n. A cabin.

shape, v. a. [i. shaped ; p. shaped or
shapen.] To form ; to mould, adjust.

shape, 71. Form ; appearance; make.

shape'less, a. Wantinir regular form.

SHAPE'LYjffl. Symmetrical;w"ell-formed.

shard, 11, A fragment : — a shell.



shAre, v. a. To divide ; to apportion.

shAre, 77. 71. To have a part or dividend.

shAre,7i. Part; allotment; dividend:
— blade oj a plough ; ploughshare.

shAee'-hold-er, 71. The owner of a

SHARK, 11. A voracious sea-fish, [share.

SHARK, V. 11. To cheat ; to shift ; to shirk,

SHARP, a. Keen ; piercing ; acute ; sour.

SHARP, 7j. Sharp or acute sound or note.

SHARP, u. a. To sharpen. [or keen.

sharp'en (-pn), V. a. To make sharp

SHARP'ER, 71. A tricking fellow ; a

sharp(ly, ad. Severely ; keenly, [cheat,

sharp'ness, 71. Keenness ; severity.

SHARP'SET, a. Hungry ; ravenous ; ea-
ger, [pieces.

shXt'ter, v. a. & n. To break into

shAt'ter§, 7j, pZ. Fragments; pieces.

shave, v. a. [i. shaved ; p. sliaved or
shaven.] To cut or pare off ; to strip.

shave, 71. A tool used for shaving wood.

SHAVE 'ling, 71. A man shaved ; a friar.

SHAV'ER, 71. One who shaves ; a sharp-

shav'ing, 71. A thin slice pared ofl". [er,

SHAWL, 11. A part of female dress.

she , ^7-071. /eTa. The female. [grain.

SHEAF, n. ; pi. SHiiAVES. A bundle of

shear, v. a. [i. sheareci ; p. shorn or
sheared.] To clip or cut off' with

shear'er,7i. One who shears, [shears.

SHEAR§, n.pl. A cutting instrument
with two blades ; large scissors.

SHEATH, 71. A case; a scabbard.

SHEATHE, V. a. To put into a sheath.

sheath'ing, 71. A covering; a casing.

sheath'y, a. Forming a sheath.

sh£d, v. a. [i. &.p. slied.] To pour out ;
to scatter ; to let fall ; to drop.

shed, 71. A slight building or covering.

SHEEP, 71. sing. & pi. An animal bear-

sheep'c6t,7i. Sheepfold. [ing wool.

sheep'fold,71. An enclosure for sheep.

sheep'ish, a. Bashful ; meanly diffi-
dent, [dence.

sheep'ish-ly, ad. With mean difli-

SHUEP'isH-Nfiss, 71. Mean diffidence.

sheep's'-h£ad, n. A fish :— a simple-

sheer, a. Pure ; clear; unmingled,[ton,

SHEER, V. n. To deviate ; to steal away.

sheet, 77, -Cloth for a bed: — a broad
piece of cloth : — a piece of paper, &c, :
- arope used in setting a sail.

SHsr.T, V. <i. To cover, as with a sheet.

SHEET'-AA^-jEfTOR, 77, The largest an-
chor in a ship : — chief support ; refuge.

SHEET'iNG, 77. Cloth for making sheets,

SHEK'EL (shek'kl), n. A Jewish coin :
— a Jewish weight.

SHEL'DRAICE,7^. A kind of wild duck.



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254



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SHSlf, n. ; pi. SHEL,VE§. A board fixed
against a supporter:— a sand-bank or
a rock in the sea. [shelvj^,

SHELf'y, a. Full of shelves or rocks ;

SHELL, n. A hard covering : — a bomb,

SHELL, V. To strip off or cast the shell.

SHELL'FiSH, n. An aquatic animal or
fish covered with a shell.

shel'ter, n. A cover ; a protection.

shel'ter, v. a. To cover J to protect.

SHEL'TER-LESS,a. Destitute ol" shelter.

SHELVE, V. a. To place on a shelf.

SHELVE, V. n. To overhang, as a shelf.

shelv'y, a. Full of shelves J shelfy.

||shep'herd (shep'erd), n. One who
tends slieep : — a pastor. [herd.

||SHEP'HERD-£ss, n. A female shep-

sher'bet or SHERBET', n. A bev-
erage of water, lemon-juice, sugar,
&.C. [cer of a county.

SHER'iff, n. The chief executive offi-

sher'ry, n. A Spanish wine.

SHEW (sho), V. a. [i shewed ■,p. shewn.]
To exhibit ; to prove. See Show.

SHEWN (shon), p. from shew. Shown.

SHIELD (sheld), ?t. Defensive armor j
a buckler ; protection.

SHIELD, V. a. To defend ; to protect.

shift, v. n. To change j to find means.

SHIFT, V. a. To change ; to transfer.

SHIFT, n. An expedient ; artifice ; eva-
sion :— an under garment. [ficient.

shift'less, a. Wanting energy ; inef-

shil'ling, n. A silver coin ; twelve
pence, [tween the ankle and the knee.

shin, v. The fore part of the leg, be-

shine, v. n. [i. & p. shone or shined.]
To emit rays of light ; to glisten.

shine, ?i. Fair weather; brightness.

shin'GtLE (shing'gl), n. A thin board
to cover houses : — pi. a disease, [gles.

shIn'gle, 75. a. To cover with shin-

shi'ny, a. Bright ; splendid ; luminous.

ship, n. A sea vessel with three masts.

ship, v. a. To put into a ship, transport.

shTp'b5ard, ad. On board or in a ship.

ship'-m5s-ter, n. Commander of a

ship'menTjM. Act of shipping, [ship.

SHip'PiNG, n. Vessels of navigation.

ship'wreck (-rek), n. Loss of a ship.

SHiP'WRfiCK (-rek), V. a. To ruin by
dashing on rocks or shallows, [ships.

SHiP'WRiGHT (-rit), 71. A' builder of

shire or shire, n. A county.

SHIRK, V. n. To practise mean tricks.

shirk, n. One who shirks.

SHIRT, 71. The under garment of a man.

shirt, v. a. To clothe as in a shirt.

SHIVE, n. A lamina : — a fragment.



shiv'er, v. To break into many parts.
shjv'er, v. n. To tremble ; to shudder.
shiv'er, 11. A little piece : — shaking fit.
SHiv'ER-iNG, n. A trembling ; shudder,
SHlv'ER-Y,a. Easily broken ; fragile.
SHOAL, 71. A crowd ; a multitude, as

offish : — a shallow ; a sand-bank.
SHOAL, a. Shallow ; obstructed by

banks ; slioaly.
SHOAL' Y, a. Full of shoals; shoal.
SHOCK, 71. A shake :—ofrence; impres-
sion of disgust : — pile of sheaves.
SHOCK, V. a. To shake, offend, disgust.
SHOCK'iNG, a. That shocks ; dreadful.
SHOE. (sho), 71. A cover for the foot.
SHOE (sho), V. a. [i. Sep. shod.] To fur-

msh with shoes. [blacks shoes.

SHOE 'black, n. One who cleans and
sh6e'ma-ker, 77. One who makes

shoes. [with.

shoe'string, 71. A string to tie a shoe
shone or shone, i. from shine.
SHOOK (shuk), i. from shake. [&c.

shooks (shiiks),??. ;?Z. Staves for casks,
SHOOT, V. a. [i.&i, p. shot.] To discharge,

as a gun ; to push ; to emit. [out.

SHOOT, V. n. To dart ; to sprout ; to jet
SHOOT, 71. A discharge : — young branch.
shoot'er, 71. One that shoots ; a gun-
ner, [goods : — a place for work.
SHOP, n. A place or a room for retailing
SHOP, V. n. To visit shops. [ in a shop.
sh6p'keep-er, 71. A trader who sells
shop'lift-er, 71. One who steals out

of a shop. [of a shoplifter.

shop'lIft-ing, 7!. The act or the crime
SHOP'PING, 71. Act of visiting shops.
shore, 71. The border or coast of the

sea : — a support ; a prop. [shore.

SHORE, V. a. To prop ; to support by a
Sh5rn, p. from shear.
SHORT, a. Not long; brief :— friable.
SHORT'EN(shbr'tn),7;.a. To make short.
short'en-ing,7i. Act of making short :

— any thing that shortens. [raphy.
short'hAnd, 71. Short writing ; stenog-
SHORT'LIVED (-llvd), a. Not living

or lasting long. [ly.

short'ly, ao!. Cluickly; soon ; concise-
short'ness,?!. duality of being short.
shorts, /!. pi. Coarse meal ; bran.
short'-sTght-ed (-sl-ted), a. Not

seeing far ; near-sighted.
sho RT '-SIGHT-E D-NE ss ,7! . Near-sight-
shot, 7. & p. from shoot. [edness.

shot, n. The act of shooting : — a small

bullet -.—balls ; a charge.
SHOTE, n. A young hog. [spawn.

shot'ten (shot'tn), a. Having ejected



AEiotJy, long ; XfilotJY, shorty AEipuy, obscure. — fAre,fXRjFSst,f1ll ; Hf IR,



SHOULD



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feiiotyLD (sliud), V. auxiliary pret. of
shall. Denoting obligation or duty.

shoul'der (shol'der), n. The joint
wliicli connects the arm to the body.

SHOUli'DER, V. a. To put on the shoul-
der: — to push rudely. [ula.

shoul'der-blade, n. A bone ; scap-

shoOt,7i. a loui], vehement cry:

SHOUT. V. n. To cry, as in exultation.

SHOVE (shiiv), ■u. a. To push 3 to urge.

SHOVE (shuv),?i. Act of shoving; a push.

shov'el (shiiv'vl), ?!. A tool for dig-
ging, throwing earth, &c. [a shovel.

shov'el (shuv'vl),'/;.a. To throw with

SHOW (sho),v.a. [i. showed ;p. shown.]
To exhibit ; to display ; to point out ;
to prove ; to teach ; — written also shew.

SHOW (sho), V. n. To appear; to look.

show, n. A spectacle ; exhibition.

SHOW'BREAD, or SHEW'BREAD, n.
Unleavened bread of the Jews.

show'er (sh5'er), n. One who shows.

SHOW'ER (shiju'er), n. A short fall of
rain or hail ; a copious fall.

show'er, v. n. To rain in showers.

SHO\l^'ER, V. a. To wet ; to pour down.

SHOW'ER-Y,a. Raining in showers.

SHOWN (shon),p. from show.

SHOw'Y (sho'e), a. Splendid ; gay.

SHRED,?;, a. [i.&p. shred.] To cut into
strips or small pieces. [rnent.

SHRED, n. A small piece cut off; a frag-

SHRE w (shriJ), n. A brawling woman.

SHREWD (shrud), a. Cunning ; sensible.

shrewd'ly (shrud'le), ad. Cunningly.

shrewd'ness (shrud'nes),n. Cunning.

SHREW'isH (shru'ish), a. Clamorous.

shriek (shrek),?;.?2. To cry in anguish.

SHRIEK (shrek), n. A cry of anguish.

SHRIKE, w. The butcher-bird. [lous.

SHRILL,, a. Sharp, piercing, or tremu-

shrill'ness, 71. The quality of being
shrill. [esteemed for food.

SHRjMP, 7?. A small crustaceous fi?h,

SHRINE, n. A case to hold things sacred.

SHRINK, V. n. [i. & p. shrunk.] To con-
tract ; to shrivel : — to fall back. [tion.

SHRINK, n. A corrugation ; a contrac-

SHRiv'EL (shriv'vl), V. a. & n. To con-
tract, or be contracted, into wrinkles.

SHROt)D, n. Winding-sheet for the dead.

SHRoOd,^. a. To shelter ; to dressr.

SHROUD§, n. pi. Large ropes of a ship.

shrove'tide, shrove'-tue§-day
(tuz'de). n. The Tuesday before Lent.

shriJb, n. A bush : — a beverage.

SHRtJB'BER-Y,7i. A plantation of shrubs.

shrub'by, a. Full of, or like, shrubs.

SHRtJG, V. To draw up the shoulders.



shrCg, 71. A contraction of the shoul-
SHRtJNK, 7. & p. from shrink. [ders.

SHLTd'der, v. n. To quake : to tremble.
shCd'der, 71. A tremor ; a trembling.
SHUF'fle, v. a. &c n. To throw into

disorder : — to confuse : — to move.
SHUF'fle, »?. Act of shuffling ; a trick.
SHtJF'FLER, n. One who shuffles, [gait.
shuf'fling,?i. a trick ; an irregular
SHtJN, V. a. & n. To avoid ; to decline.
SHUNT, 71. a turning off.
SHt)T,«. a. &7i. [i.&cp. shut.] To close ;

to confine ; to bar ; to contract.
SHIJT'TER, n. One that shuts ; a cover.
shut'tle, w. A weaver's instrument.
shut'tle-cock, n. A cork stuck with

feathers, beaten backward and for-
SHY, a. Reserved ; coy ; cautious. [ward.
shy'ly, ad. With shyness ; cautiously.
shy'ness, 71. State of being shy.
sib'I-LANT, a. Hissing ; sounding like s.
siB-i-LA'TiON, 71. A hissing sound.
sib'yl, 71^ A pagan prophetess.
sIb'yl-line, a. Relating to a sibyl.
sic'CA-TiVE, a. Drying ; tending to dry.
sic'(;^i-TY,n. Dryness; want of moisture.
SICK, a. Afflicted with disease ; ill.
sick'en (sik'kn), v. n. To become sick.
sick'en (sik'kn),?;. a. To make sick.
sick'ish, a. Somewhat sick ; naiiseat-
sic'kle, n. A hook for reaping, [ing.
sick'li-ness, 77. The state of being sick-
sick'ly, a. Not healthy ; diseased, [ly.
sick'nesSjTi. Disease; illness; nausea.
side, 71. The part of an animal fortified

by the ribs : — margin ; edge : — party.
side, rt. Lateral ; oblique ; indirect.
SIDE, t). 71. To lean to one side or party.
side 'board, 71. A table placed at one

side of a dining-room. [direct.

side'long, a. Lateral ; oblique ; not
si-DE'R|:-AL,a. Relating to stars; starry.
sid'er-ite, 77. A mineral : — a plant.
sid-er-og'ra-phYjTi. Art of engraving

on steel. [saddle.

side'-s.\d-dle,77. a woman's riding-
side'ways, or side'wise, ad. On or

towards one side ; laterally.
SI'DLE, 77. 77. To go one side foremost.
siE9-E_(sej), 7?,. Actof beseiging. [ite.
si'e-nite, 71. A rock resembling gran-
si-£s'TA, 71. [Sp.] An afternoon nap.
sIeve (siv), 77.. A vessel for sifting.
sift, v. a. To separate by a sieve.
sift'ER, 77. One who sifts; bolter; sieve.
SIGH (si), V. 77. To breathe audibly.
sigh (si),77. A deep, long breath.
SIGHT (sit), 71. Sense of seeing ; a show.
sight'less (sit'les),a. Wanting sight.



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si&ht'li-n£ss, n. Comeliness.

si&ht'ly (sit'le), d. Pleasing to the
eye ; comely ; conspicuous.

SIGN (sin), ?i. A token ; a signal ; a
mark ; a symbol : — a constellation.

SIGN (sin), V. a. To mark ; to ratify.

sig'nal, n. A sign that gives notice.

SIG'NAl,,_a. Eminent; remarkable.

sig'nal-ize, v. a. To malte remarka-
ble or signal; to distinguish, [rably.

SIG'NAli-LY, ad. Remarkably ; memo-

siG'NA-TURE,7t. A name signed ;mark.

sign'er (sin'er), n. One who signs.

sIg'net, n. A seal ; a royal seal.

sig-nif'i-cance, ) n. Meaning ; force ;

siG-NiF'i-CAN-CY, ) importance.

sig-nif'I-cant, a. Expressive; indica-
tive ; important. [cance.

sig-nif'i-c-^nt-ly, ad. With signifi-

SJG-Ni-Fi-CA'TION, 71. Act of signify-
ing ; meaning of a word ; sense; im-
port, [sive.

sig-nif'j-ca-tive, a. Strongly expres-

sig'ni-fy, v. a. &. n. To declare ; to
meanj to import. [a sign bangs.

sIgn'post (Sin'-), n. A post on which

si'eence, n. Taciturnity; stillness.

si'LENCE, V. a. To make silent ; to still.

si'lent, a. Not speaking ; mute ; still.

SI'L,ENT-LY, ad. Without speech or

si'lex, sil'i-ca,7i. Pure quartz. [noise.

si-Li"cioys (se-lish'us),a. Relating to
silex or silica ; — written also siliceous.

SILK, n. A fine, soft thread spun by silk-
worms ; stuff made of the thread.

SILk'en (silk'kn), a. Made of silk.

silk'-worm (silk'-wUrm), n. A worm
that spins silk. [silken.

silk'y, a. Made of silk ; soft ; tender ;

Sllili, 71. A bottom piece of timber.

sil'la-bub, 72. A beverage made of
milk, wine, cider, &c. [folly.

sil'li-nIss, 71. State of being silly ;

sil'ly, a. Simple ; weak ; foolish.

silt, n. Sand, clay, and earth trans-
ported by running water. [ey.

SiL'VER,7i. A white,hard metal:— mon-

sil'ver, a. Made of, or like, silver.

sil'ver, v. a. To cover with silver.

sil'a^er-smith, 71. One who works in
silver. [ver ; white.

sil'.ver-y, a. Partaking of, or like, sil-

sim'i-lar, a. Having resemblance ;
resembling; like. [blance.

SIM-I-LAR'T-TY, 71. Likeness ; resem-

siM'i-LAR-LY, ad. With resemblance.

siM'i-Lfi, 7?. A comparison ; similitude.

si-mIl'i-tude, 71. Resemblance.

SJM'MER, V. n. To boil gently.



sim-o-ni'a-cal, a. Relating to simony.

sim'o-ny, 7*. The crime of buying or
selling church preferment.

simoom', 71. A hot, suffocating wind.

sim'per, v. 11. To smile foolishly.

sim'per, 71, A smile; a foolish smile.

sii\i'PLE,a, Artless; single: — silly.

sm'PLE, 71. A single ingredient ; drug.

SIM'PLE-TON, n. A silly person; a
dunce ; a trifler. [ness.

siM-PLig'i-T¥, 71. Plainness ; artless-

siM-PLl-FJ-CA'TiON,7i. Act of simplify-

SIM'PLJ-FY, V. a. To render sin)p]e.[ing.

sIm'PLY, ad. Plainly ; only ; merely.

siM'y-LATE, V. a. To feign, counterfeit.

SIM-U-LA'TION, n. A false pretence.

si-mul-ta'ne-ous, a. Existing or hap-
pening at the same time.

sin, n. A violation of the laws of God.

SIN, V. n. To violate the laws of God.

siN'A-P'i§M, 71. A mustard-seed poultice.

SINCE, conj. Because that ; seeing that.

SINCE, a<f. Ago; from that time.

slNCEj prep. After ; from time past.

SIN -cere', a. Honest ; not feigned ; real.

SIN-CERE 'LY, ad. Honestly ; really.

siN-ciER'l-TYj 71. State of being sincere;
honesty ; purity ; cordiality.

SINE, 71. A straight line drawn from one
end of the arc of a circle.

si'NE-cURE,7i. An office which has
revenue without any duties.

sin'ew (sTn'nu), n. A tendon ; muscle.

sin'ew, v. a. To knit as by sinews.

sin'ew-y (sin'nu-e),a. Strong; nervous-

siN'FUL, a. Partaking of sin ; wicked.

siN'F0L-NESS,7i. Iniquity ; wickedness.

SING, V. n. & a. [i. sung or sang ; p.-
sung.] To form the voice to melodj' ;
to utter harmoniously ; to chant.

SIN^E (sinj), V. a. To burn slightly.

slNi^E, 71. A slight burn on the surface.

sing'er, 71. One skilled in singing.

SING'ING, n. The utterance of melody.

sin'gle (sing'gl), a. One ; not double ;
only ; sole ; individual ; unmarried.

sin'gle, 75. a. To select ; to choose from.

sTn'gle-ness,7i. State of being single.

SIN'GLY, ad. Individually ; only. [tion.

sTng's6ng,7?. Bad singing; bad" intona-

SIN'gu-lar (sing'gu-lfi.r), a. Single ;
only one; not plural; rare; unusual.

SIN-GU-LAR'I-TY, 7i. Peculiarity ; a cu-
riosity, [ner.

sin'gu-lar-ly, ad. In a singular man-

sin'is-ter, a. Bad ; perverse : — left.

siN'is-TROtJs, a. Perverse ; sinister.

SINK, V. n. [i. sunk or sank ; p. sunk.]
To fall ; not to swim ; to decline.



AEIotJy, long ,' AeioCy, short ; ^Eioyy, obscure FARE, fXr, FAsT,FALIi ; h£ir,



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sInk, v. a. To immerse ; to depress.

SINK, n. A drain : — a place of filtli.

sin'less, e. Free from sin ; innocent.

sin'ner, n. One who sins. [sin.

sin'-of-fer-ing, n. An offering for

sfN'u-ATE, z'. a. To bend in and out.

sIn-U-a'tion, n. A bending in and oat.

slN-u-6s'l-TY, iu State of being sinu-

siN'y-oijs, a. Bending in and out. [ous.

SIP, V. a. & n. To drink by small

SIP,/?. A very small draught, [draughts.

SI'PHQN, n. A bent pipe or tube used
for drawing liquor from a vessel.

siP'PET, Tu A small sop ; sip. [knight,

SIR, n. A title of respect, and of a

SIRE, n. A father : — a title of a king.

si'ren, n. A goddess or mermaid.

SI'ren, a. Alluring ; bewitching.[L.olN.

sir'LOIN^ 71. Loin of beef. See SuR-

SI-r6c'co, 71. A periodical, warm, re-
laxing wind in the south of Italy.

SIR'rah, interj. ' A term of reproach.

sir'up, 71. Vegetable juice boiled with

sIs'kin, 71. A bird j greenfinch, [sugar.

sIs'TER, 71. A female born of the same
parents. [lectively.

sis'ter-hood (-hud), n. Sisters col-

sis'TER-LY, a. Becoming a sister.

sit, v. n. [i. & p. sat.] To repose on a
seat : — to incubate. [plot.

siTE,7f. Situation J position; ground-

sit'ting, 71. Act of resting ; a session.

siT'v-ATE, sit'u-at-ed,;). a. Placed.

sit-U-a'tion, 7t. A position ; condition.

six, a^ Si. 11. One more than five.

six'fold, a. Six times told.

SIX'P^NCE, n. A coin ; half a shilling.

sI'x'teen (sTx'ten), a. Six and ten.

SIXTH, a. Next after the fifth.

SIX'ty, cu &. n. Six times ten.

siz'A-BLE, 0, Of suitable size.

SIZE, 71. Bulk : — a kind of glue.

SIZE, V. a. To adjust ; to fix : — to cover
with size : — to separate.

si'zy, a. Relating to size ; viscous.

SKATE, 77. An iron to slide with on ice:
—a fish with a rhomboidal body.

SKATE, 7J. 71. To slide with skates on ice.

SKEIN (skan), 71. A knot of thread, &c.

skel'e-ton, 71. All the bones of a hu-
man or animal body, cleaned and dis-
posed in their natural situation.

SKEP'Tic,7i. A doubter. See Sceptic.

SKEP'ti-cal, a. Doubting; incredu-
lous. See Sceptical. [tici.sm.

skep'tI-cI§M, n. Doubt. . See ScRP-

sketch, v. a. To trace the outlines of.

skEtch, v. An outline ; rough draught.

skew'er,7i. Small wooden or iron pin.



ske w'ER, V. a. To fasten with skewers,
SKID, 71. A short piece of timber ; a roll-
SKIFF, 71, A small, light boat. [er,

SKiL'Fi>L,, eu Skilled ; knowing ; able.
skil'ful-LY, ad. Dexterously ; with
skill. [ability.

skil'f6l.-NESS, n. Dexterity ; art ;

SKILL., 71. Knowledge ; experience.

skilled (skild), a. Knowing; skilful.
skil'less, a. Wanting skill ; artless,

ski'l'let, n. A small kettle or pan.

SKIM, V. a. To clear off, as the cream
or scum : — to pass near the surface of.

SKIM, c. 7i. To pass or glide along.



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