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skIm'mer, 71. One who skims; a vessel.

skim'-mIlk, iu Milk deprived of cream.

SKiiM'MmG, 71. Matter skimmed off.

SKii>f, 71. The covering of the flesh.

SKIN, ». a." To flay ; to cover wiUi skin,

SKIN, V, n. To be covered with skin.

skin'flint, 77. A very niggardly per-

skin'ny, a. Consisting of skin. [son.

skip, v. n. To pass by leaps ; to leap,

SKIP, V. a. To pass by ; to miss, omit.

SKIP, 71, A light leap or bound ; a spring.

SKIP'PER, 71. Master of a small vessel.

skir'jviish, 71. A slight battle. [ties,

skir'mish, v. n. To fight in small par-

SKIRT, n. A loose edge ; a margin : —
the lower part of a garment.

SKIT'TISH, a. Shy ; easily frigbted.

SKiT'TisH-NESS,7i. State of being skit-
tish ; shyness ; fickleness.

skIt'tle| (skit'tlz), 77. pi. Ninepins,

SKi'VER, n. A split sheepskin.

SKOW, n. A flat-bottomed boat; scow.

SK\JL,K,v.n. To hide; to lurk.

skulk'er, 7?. One who skulks.

SKULL, 77. A bony case that encloses
the brain ; the cranium.

SKULL '-CAP, 71. A head-piece : — a plant.

SKUNK, 71. A fetid American quadruped.

SKY, 77. The apparent arch or vault of
lieaven ; firmament.

sky'-c6l-or, n. The color of the sky.

sky'ej, a. Ethereal ; like the sky.

sky'light (-lit), 71. Window in a roof.

sky'-r6ck-et, n. A kind of firework.

SLAB, 77. A thin, flat piece of stone :
— outside plank.

slab'ber, v. a. & 77. To smear, slaver.

SLACK, a. Not tense; loose: — remiss.

slack, v. a. To loosen, relax, slacken.

SLACK, 7J. 77. To become slack; to abate.

SLACK, 7?. Loose part : — small coal.

SLACK'EN (slak'kn),7).a.To relax,slack.

slack'en, v. n. To be remiss ; to flag.

slack'ness, 77. State of being slack.

SLAG, 71. Dross or recrement of metal.





SXtiliy (slan)yp. from slaf.

SI.AKE,«. a,. To quench: — to deprive
of Gohesion, as lime ; to slack.

SliAMj V. a. To shut hard ; to crush,

SLAM, n. A violent blow ; a bang.

slan'der, v. a. To censure falsely ; to
defame ; to calumniafe.

s1.1n''0ER, 71. Defamation 5 calumny.

slAn'der-ous, a. Containing slander.

SLANG, /(. Low, vulgar language ; cant.

SLANT, V. a. To turn aslant ; to slope.

slant'ING, a. Oblique; sloping.

SLAP, n. A blow with the hand open.

SVAP,v.a. To strike with the open hand.

sLash, v. a. To cut with long cuts.

SLASH, V. n. To cut or strike at random.

SLASH, n. A long cut : — a cut in cloth.

slat, 71. A narrov/ piece of timber.

SLATE, 71. A stone; a thin plate of stone".

SLATE, V. a. To cover with slate, [slut,

slat'tern, 7t. An untidy woman ; a

SLAT'TERN-LY,a. Not clean; awkward.

sla'ty, a. Having the forai of slate.

slAugh'ter (slaw'ter), 7i. Massacre ;
carnage ; butchery. [to kill.

SLAUGh'TER (sla,w'ter),7;.a. To slay ;

slaugh'ter-er (slaw'-), n. A killer.

SLAUGH'TER-ilOUSE (slaw'ter-lious),
71. A house in which beasts are killed.

SLAUGh'ter-ous (slaw'-), a. Mur-
derous ; destructive.

SLAVE, 71. One who is subject to the
will of another ; a bondman.

SLAVE, V. n. To drudge ; to toil. [ship.

SLAV'ER, n. One who slaves : — a slave-

SLAV'ER, 7!. Spittle running from the
mouth ; drivel.

SLAV'ER, w. To emit spittle ; to slabber.

SLAV'er-y, n. State of a slave ; ser-
vitude ; bondage.

SLAVE '-TRADE, n.Tlde traffic in slaves.

SLAv'iSH, a. Servile ; mean ; base.

SLAY (sla), V. a. [i. slew ; p. slain.] To
kill ; to destroy ; to butcher.

slay'er, 71. A killer; a destroyer.

SLEAVE, n. Raw, untwisted silk.

sleave, v. a. To separate into threads.

SLED, n. A carriage drawn on runners.

SLED, V. a. To transport on a sled.

slj6d(^e, n. A large hammer : — a sled.

SLEEK, a. Smooth ; glossy ; not rough.

SLEEK, V. a. To render'sleek, smooth,

• or gloss}\ [ness.

sleek'ness, 71. Smoothness ; glossi-

SLEEP, 77. 7?. [i. & p. slept.] To take
rest ; to slumber ; to repose.

SLEEP, 7!. Repose ; rest ; slumber ; nap.

sleep'er, n. One who sleeps : — a floor

SLEEP'i-NESS, n. Drowsiness, [timber.

slEep'less, a. Wanting sleep ; awake,

sleep'less-ness, 7f. Want of sleep.

SLEEP'Y, a. Disposed to sleep ; drowsy..

SLEET, 71. Rain with hail or snow.

SX.EEVE, 71. Dress that eorera the arm.

sleeVE'less, a. Having no sleeves.

SLEIGH (sla), n. A vehicle for travel-
ling, drawn on runners apon snow.

SLEIGH'ing (sla'ing), n. The act of
travelling or trairsporting with sleighs.

SLEIGHT (slit), n. Art ; trick ; dexterity.

SLEN'DER, a. Thin ; small ; slight ;

SLEPT, i. & p. from sleep. [weak.

SLEW (slu), i. from slay.

SLEY, SLAIE (sla), 71. A Weaver's reed,

SLICE, ». a. To cut into thin pieces.

SLICE, rr. A thin, broad piece cut otf.

SLIDE, V. n. &. a. [i. slid ; p. slidden or'
slid.] To pass along smoothly ; to slip,

SLIDE ,71. A smooth passage ;evea course.

SLIGHT (slit), a. Small ; weak ; feeble ;.
slim ; supei-ficial ; negligent.

SLIGHT (slit), 71, Neglect ; contempt.

SLIGHT (slit), V. a. To neglect ; to dis-
regard, [manner.

SLIGHT'ly (slit'le), ad. In a slight

SLIM, a. Weak ; slight ; slemder ;■ thin.

SLIME, 71. A glutinous substance. [nous.

SLi'MY, a. Covered with slime ; gluti-

SLING, 71. A weapon to throw stones.

SLiNG,u.a. To throw by a sling ; to cast.

SLINK, t'. 73. [L & p. slunk.] To sneak ;
to steal away : — to miscarry.

SLINK, V. a. To miscarry, as cows.

SLIP, V. To slide ; to glide ; to escape,

SLIP, n. A false step; a mistake; an
escape: — a twig : — a narrow pioce.

slip'knot, 71. A knot easily untied. .

SLip'PER, 71. One who slips: — a thin

SLIP'PER-I-NESS, n. Smoothness.

SLip'PER-Y, a. Glib; smooth ; hard to
hold ; uncertain ; changeable.

SLIP'SHOD, a. Having the shoes not
pulled up at the heels ; careless.

SLIT, ?;. a. [i. &p. slit or slitted.] To
cut lengthwise ; to cut ; to sunder.

SLIT, n. A long cut or narrow opening.

slit'ting-mill, n. A mill in which
iron bars are slit into nail-rods, &c.

SLi'VER, t;. a. To split ; to cleave.

SLI'VER or SLIV'ER, 7?.. A piece cut off.

slob'ber, 7'. a. To slaver ; to slabber.

SLOE, 7«. The blackthorn. [mast.

sl66p, 71. A small vessel with one

SLOP, 7'. a. To spill ; to dash with water.

SLOP, 7?. Mean liquor ; liquid spilt.

SLOPE, a. Oblique; not perpendicular.

sl5pe, n. Oblique direction ; declivity.

AEiouv, long ; XMotl'i, short ; AEioyy, oftscitre.— fare, far,fast, FALL ; h£ib,




SLOPE, V. a. &. n. To incline obliquely.
siiOP'PYj a. Miry and wet j plashy.
SLOT, n. A slit in a machine.
SLOTH, n. Slowness ; laziness : — an

ajiiinal of slow motion, [lentj lazy.
sloth'ful, a. Idle; sluggislij indo-
SLOUCH, n. A clownish gait or manner.
SLOi)CH, D. To have a clownish look

or manner : — to hang.
SLOUGH (sliif)j n. The cast off skin of

a serpent : — a scab.
SLOUGH (slbu), n. A deep, miry place.
SLOV'EN, n. One careless of neatness.
sl6v'en-li-n£ss, n. Negligence of

cleanliness and propriety in dress.
SLOV'EN-LY, a. Negligent of dress.
SLOW, a. Not swift ; late; dull ; tardy.
slow'ly, ad. Not swiftly ; not rashly.
slow'n:?ss, n. Want of velocity.
SlCb'ber, v. a. To slobber ; to do

coarsely ; to slaver, [to turn.

SLUE (sl}i),v.a. To turn about its axis ;
SLijG, n. A drone :— a snail : — a piece

of metal shot from a gun.
slOg'gard, n. An idler ; a lazy fellow.
SLt;G'£^isH, a. Dull ; lazy; slothful ; idle.
SLUICE (slus), n. A floodgate ; a vent

for water; a stream of water.
SLtJM'BER, V. n. To sleep lightly, doze.
slum'bejR, 7t. Light sleep; repose.
slxJmp, v. 11, To sink or tread through

snow, ice, boggy ground, &c.
SLtJNG, i. & p. from sling.
SLUNK, i. &. p. from slink. [proach.

SLtJn, V. a. To sully ; to soil ; to re-
SLUR, n. Slight reproach ; trick ; mark.
slOt, n. A dirty woman ; a slattern.
slut'tish, a. Dirty ; not nice.
SLY, a. Artful ; insidious ; cunning.
SLy'ly, ad. With artifice; insidiously.
sly'ness, n. Artful secrecy ; cunning.
SMACK, V. To kiss : — to li.ive a taste.
SMACK, n. Taste ; a kiss : — small vessel.
SMALL, a. Little; not great; slender.
SMALL, n. The small or narrow part.
SMALL'-niiER, n.Beer of little strength.
small'-crj^ft, n. A vessel or vessels

smaller than a ship or a brig.
small'ness, 71. Littleness; want of

greatness : — weakness : — meanness.
SMALL-Pox', 71. An eruptive disease.
SMALT, n.. A beautiful blue substance.
sm \RT,/j. A quick, pungent, lively pain.
SMART, V. n. To feel quick, lively pain.
SMART, a. Sharp ; quick ; brisk ; active.
smart'ness, ft. Cluickness; briskness.
smXsh, c, a. To break in pieces ; to dash.
SMASH, n. State of being crushed.
smat'ter, v. n. To talk superficially.

smXt'ter-inGjK. Superficial knowl-

SMEAR, V. a. To besmear ; to soil.

smell, v. a. [i. & p. smelt.] To per-
ceive by the nose or by the smell.

sm£ll, V, n. To perceive or emit smell.

SMELL, n. The power of smelling; scent.

saiELT, i. & p. from smell.

SMELT, n. A small fish.

SMELT, V. a. To melt or fuse, as ore.

SMERK, n. An aflTected smile ; a smirk.

smick'er, v. n. To smirk.

SMILE, 1J.7J. To look gay or pleased.

smile, n. Look of pleasure or kindness.

smirch, c, a. To cloud ; to smutch.

SMIRK, V. n. To smile affectedly.

SMIRK, n. An affected smile ; a smerk.

SMITE, V. a. [i. smote; p. smitten or
smit.] To strike ; to kill ; to afflict.

SMITE, V. n. To strike; to collide.

SMITH, n. One who works in metals.

smith'er-y,w. a smith's work or forge.

SMIT'TEN (smit'tn), p. from smite.

SMOCK, n. A chemise :— smock-frock.

smock'-frock, n. A laborer's frock.

SMOKE, n. A sooty exhalation arising
from burning wood, &c. [tobacco.

SMOKE, u. n. To emit smoke:— to use

smoke, v. a. To stient or dry by smoke.

smok'er, re. One who smokes.

smo'ky, a. Emitting smoke ; fumid.

SMOOTH, a. Even ; glossy ; soft ; mild.

smooth, v. a. To level ; to make easy.

smooth'ness, 71. Evenness of surface.

SMOTE, 7. from smite. [to conceal.

SMOTH'ERjt'. a. To suffocate; to stifle;

smoth'er, 71. Smoke; thick dust.

smoul'uer, r. n. To burn and smoke
without flame or vent.

SMtJG'GLE, V. a. To import or export
secretly, without paying duties.

SMUG'GLifR, re. One who smuggles.

SMtJG'GLiNG,7i. A secret importation.

SMUT, re. A spot with soot ; mildew.

smCt, v. a. To mark with soot ; to soil.

smCtch, v. a. To blacken with soot.

smUt'ti-ness, re. State of being smutty.

smOt'ty, a. Black with smoke ; dirty.

SNACK, re. A share ; a part, [the nose.

snaf'fle, re. A bridle whicli crosses

SNAG, 71. A knot : — a tooth : — a tree in
the bottom of a river.

SNAG'£tED, or SNAG'^Y,a.Full of suags.

SNAIL, re. A slimy, testaceous animal.

SNAKE, re. A serpent ; a serpent of the
oviparous kind.

SNAKE 'root, re. A medicinal plant.

SNAP, V. a. & re. To break short ; to
strike ; to catch at ; to bite ; to snarl.

her;mIen,sir;d6,nob,s6n;BULL,BUR,R(jLE. 9,9,so^; 0,&,hard; § as z;:^ as gz.




SnXp,71. a quick breaking or bite.

SNAP'DRAG-ON, a. A play : — a plant.

SNAP'piSH, a. Eager to bite ; peevish.

snAre, n. A gin ; a net ; a noose ; trap.

SNARE, v.a. To entrap ; to ensnare, [ly.

SNARE, V. n. To growl ; to speak rongli-

SNARli, V. a. To entangle ; to embarrass.

SNARL, n. Entanglement; a quarrel.

snarl'er,w. One who snarls.

SNATCH, V. a. & 71. To seize hastily ; to
bite or catch eagerly.

SNATCH, 7i. A hasty catch; a fragment.

SNATH, n. The handle of a scythe.

SNEAK, V. n. To creep slyly ; to skulk.

SNEAK, n. A sneaking fellow; a niggard.

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

SNEER, V. n. To show contempt, jeer.

SNEi^R, «. A look of contempt ; scorn.

SNEER'ING-L Y, c<f.^Vith a look of scorn.

SNEJiZE, c, n. To emit wind spasmod-
ically and audibly by the nose.

SNEEZE, 7?. Act of sneezing; an emis-
sion of wind by the nose. [giggle.

snTck'er, v. n. To laugh slyly ; to

SNIP, V. a. To cut with scissors ; to clip.

SNIPE, 7/. A small bird with a long bill.

SNIV'e l (sniv'vl), 7t. Mucus of the nose.

snIv'ee (sniv'vl), V. n. To run at the
nose: — to cry childishly.

SNlv'EE-ElN'i (sniv'vl-), a. Whining.

snob, n. A vulgar upstart.

SNOOZE, V. n. To slumber; to nap.

SNOOZE, n. Slumber; a short sleep.

SNORE, V. n. To breathe hard and loud.

SNORE, 71. A noise through the nose.

SNOR'ing, n. Loud breathing in sleep.

SNORT, V. n. To blow hard through the

SNOT, 71. Secretion of the nose. [nose.

snoOt, 71. The nose of a beast : — nozzle.

SNOW (sn5), 71. Vapor frozen in flakes.

SNOW, V. n. To fall in snow or flakes.

snow'bael,7i. a round lump of snow.

SNOW'BER-RY,77. A small garden shrub.

snow'drop, n. A plant and very early

snow'y, a. Full of snow ; resembling
snow ; white like snow.

SNtJB, n. A knot in wood : — a check.

SNUB, V. a. To check ; to reprimand.

snuff, 71. The burnt wick of a candle :
— pulverized tobacco.

SNUFF, V. a. & n. To inhale ; to draw
in the breath: — to crop the snufF.

snuff'box, 71. A box for snufF.

SNUFF'er§, n. pi. A utensil to snulf
candles with. [nose.

snuf'fle, v. 71. To speak through the

snuf'fle§, n. pL Obstruction in tiic
nose ; hard breathing.

snDg, a. Close ; concealed ; convenient.
SNUG, V. 71. To lie close ; to snuggle.
SNUG'GLE, iJ. 77. To lie close; to lie
so, ad. In like manner ; thus. [snug.
SOAK, V. a. & 77.. To steep ; to be steeped.
soap, 71. A substance used in washing.
SOAP'-Boiii-ER, It. One wlio makes

SOAP'sTONE, 71. A stone ; steatite.
soAP'suD§, 77. Water imbued with

soap ; suds.
SOAP'Y, a. Covered with soap ; soft.
SOAR, V. n. To fly aloft ; to mount up.
SOAR, 71. A towering flight ; ascent.
SOB, V. n. To sigh with convulsion.
SOB, 77. A convulsive sigh ; audible grief.
so'ber, a. Temperate ; regular; calm.
so'ber, v. a. To make sober ; to calm.
so'ber-ly, a<i. Temperately; seriously.
SQ-BRl'E-TY,7i.Temperance ; calmness.
so'ci-A-BLE (so'she-a-bl), a. Familiar;

affable ; conversable ; social, [sably.
so'ci-A-BLY (so'she-a-bie),ad. Conver-
SO'ciAE (so'shal), a. Relating to so-
ciety ; companionable ; sociable.
sp-ci'E-TY, 77. Union of a number in

one interest ; a community ; company.
so-cin'i-an, 77. A follower of Socinus.
SOCK, n. A short stocking ; a covering

for the foot : — a shoe for comedians.
s6ck'et,7i. a hollow ; a receptacle.
SOD, 71, A green turf ; a clod.
sod, i. from seethe. Seethed.
so'da, n. A fixed mineral alkali, [nity.
so-dal'i-ty, 7u a fellowship ; frater-
SOd'den (s6d'dn),p. from seethe.
sod'dy, a. Turfy ; full of sods.
sod'er, v. a. To cement ; to solder. .
sod'er, 77. Metallic cement ; solder.
so'FA, 77. A long, soft, easy seat.
sof'fit, 77. Part of a cornice.
1 1 soft (soft or sauft), a. Not hard ;

yielding ; tender : easy ; weak.
||s6ft'en (sof fn),'?;. a. To make soft.
||s6ft'en (sof'fn), V. n. To grow soft.
||soft'en-er, n. He who, or that

which, softens. [noise.

IIsoft'ly, ad. Without hardness or
Ijsoft'ness, 77. duality of being soft.
soG'i&Y, a. Moist; damp; soaked.
SOIL, V. a. To foul ; to dirty ; to pollute.
SOIL, 71. Dirt ; ground ; earth ; compost.
SOIREE (sw£i.-ra'), 77. An evening party.
so'JOURN, V. 77. To dwell for a time.
so'JOURN, 77. A temporary residence.
so'JOURN-ER, 77. A temporary dweller.
sol, 77. A note in music, [to soothe.
sol'ace, v. a. To comfort ; to console ;
sol'ace, 77. Comfort: consolation.

AEIOUY, long ; AMotJi, short ; AE }<?U¥, obscure. — FARK,FAR,fSst,fAll ; HifelB,




so'IjAR, a. Relating to, or measured by,

SOLD, i. Sep. from sell. [the sun.

llsoii'DER (sol'der or saw'der), v. a. To
unite with metallic cement ; to soder.

||s6i.'DER, ?(. A metallic cement ; soder.

SOLD'iER (sol'jer), n. A warrior.

SOLO'IER-LY (sbl'jer-le), a. Martial.

SOLD'iER-SHip, n. ' Martial qualities.

soLB'iER-y (s6l'jer-e), n. A body of
soldiers; soldiers collectively.

SOLE, n. The bottom of the foot or shoe.

SOLE, V. a. To furnish with soles.

SOLE, a. Single 3 only; alone.

s6L'E-clSM,7t. Impropriety in language.

sol-e-cis'tic, a. Partaking of solecism.

sole'ly, ad. Singly ; only ; separately.

sol'emn (sol'em), a. Religiously grave;
awfnl ; formal ; ritual ; serious.

so-lem'ni-ty, n. A religious ceremony ;
a rite: — seriousness; gravity. [iug.

s6L-EjM-N}-ZA'TlQN,n. Act of solemniz-

sol'em-nize, v. a. To celebrate in due
form ; to perform religiously.

SO-Li9'iT,i^.a. To importune ; to entreat.

so-Li9-i-TA'TipN,7i.Invitatiou; request

sp-Li^'iT-OR, 71. A kind of lawyer.

SQ-Li^'iT-OLfS, a. Anxious; careful.

SQ-Lig'JT-oils-LY, ad. Anxiously.

so-Li9'i-TUDE, n. Anxiety; carefulness.

soL'iDjfl. Not fluid; compact; firm; real.

sol'id, 71. A firm, compact body.

SOL-i-DAR'i-TY, n. State of being bound
together ;_joint interest ; fellowship.

SQ-lid'i-fy, v. a. To make solid or firm.

SO-LlD'i-TY,n, Firmness; compactness.

so-LiL'p-QuiZE, ».7i. To utter a solil-
oquy ; to talk to one's self. [self.

SO-lIl'Q-QUY, n. A discourse to one's

SOL'l-T'A^Rl-LYjad. In solitude ; alone.

soL'i-TA-Ri-Nfiss, 71. Solitude ; retire-
ment ; loneliness.

s6L'l-T^-RY,a. Living alone; retired.

soL'i-TiJDE, n. A lonely life or place.

so'lo, 71. A tune for one person.

sol'stice, n. The time when the sun
is farthest from the equator.

SQL-STi"TlAL (sol-stish'al), a. Belong-
ing to, or happening at, the solstice.

s6l-u-bil'I-t Y,M.State of being soluble.

SOL'y-BLE, a. That may be dissolved.

SQ-lu'tion,7i. A solving; explanation.

sol'u-tive, a. Causing relaxation.

s6l-va-bil'i-ty, 71. State of being sol-
vable ; solvency.

sol'va-ble, a. That may be solved ;
that may be paid. [unfold.

SOLVE, V. a. To explain ; to resolve ; to

s6lv'en-cy, n. Ability to pay all debts.

sol' VEND, n. Substance to be dissolved.

soLV'ENT, a. Having power to dissolve;
dissolving: — able to pay all debts.

SOLV'ENT, 71. Substance that dissolves.

SOLV'ER, n. He who, or that which,

som'bre (som'ber), a. Dark; gloomy.

som'brous or som'brous, a. Sombre.

SOME (sum), a. More or less; certain.

some'bod-y, n. One ; some person.

some' HOW, ad. Oneway or other, [head.

som'er-set, 71. A leap with heels over

s6me'thing,7J. a thing indeterminate.

s6me'time§, ad. Now and then. [gree.

some'what (sum'hwot), ad. In a de-

som-nXm'bule, n. A somnambulist.

som-nam'bu-lism, 71. Act or practice
of walking in sleep. [in sleep.

som-nam'bu-list, 7?. One who walks

soM-NiF'ER-ous, ^ a. Causing sleep;

SOM-NIF'IC, \ soporiferouf.

sqm-nil'o-qtjence, 11. Act or prac-
tice of talking in sleep. [in sleep.

som-nIl'q-QUISt, 71. One who talks

som'no-LENCe, n. Sleepiness.

som'nq-lent, a. Inclined to sleep.

s6n, n. A male child ; a descendant.

sq-na'ta, 71. A tune for an instrument.

SONG, 7t. A hymn ; a ballad ; a poem.

s6n»'ster,7i. Person or bird that sings.

song'stress, 71. A female singer.

son'net, K.Short poem, one of 14 lines.

s6n-net-eer',7!. a writer of sonnets.

SQ-no'rous, a. Loud ; shrill ; sounding.

sSn'ship, n. The relation of a son.

SOON, ad. Before long ; shortly; quickly.

soot (sot or sut),7i. Condensed smoke.

SOOTH, n. Truth ; reality : — prognosti-
cation : — kindness, [soften ; to pacify.

SOOTHE,?;, a. To calm ; to allay ; to

sooth'say, v. n. To predict ; to foretell.

s66th'say-er, n. A foreteller, [soot.

soot'y (sot'e orsut'e), a. Covered with

SOP, n. Any thing steeped in liquor.

s6p,w. a. To steep in gravy or any liquid.

soph'i^m, 71. A fallacious argument.

soph'ist, n: A captious reasoner.

s6ph'is-ter, n. A captious disputant ;
a sophist : — a student in acollege.[try.

SQ-phis'ti-cal, a. Partakingof sophis-

so-phis't i-C^L-LY, ad. With sophistry.

sp-PHis'TJ-CATE,^. a. To adulterate.

soph'is-try, n. Fallacious reasoning ;
a subtle fallacy ; false logic.

soPH'p-MORE-n. A student in an Amer-
ican college in his second year.

s6ph-P-m6r'ic, ) a. Relating to

soPH-p-MOR'i-CAL, \ sophomores;bom-

SOP-p-RiF'ER-otJs, a. Soporific, [bastic.

s6P-p-RlF'lc,ffl. Causing sleep; narcotic.

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s6p-P-rif'ic, 71. A soporific medicine.
sor'cer-er, 71. A conjurer; a magician.
s<3r'cer-ess, n. A female magician.
SOR'cER-otJS, a. Containing sorcerj'.
S0R'cER-Y,?i.Enchantment3 witclicraft.
sor'did, a. Vile; base; covetous.
SOR'dJd-LY, (Zii. Meanly; covetously.
SORE, 71. A place tender and painful.
SORE, a. Tender to the touch ; painful.
sORE'iiY,arf. With great pain or distress.
sore'ness^ n. State of being sore.
sp-ROR'i-ciDE, 11. The murder, or the

murderer, of a sister.
sor'rel, n. Plant having an acid taste.
sor'rel, a. Yellowish red or brown.
s6r/rj-ly, ad. In a sony manner.
SOR'row, v. n. To grieve ; to be sad.
^ SOR'row, n. Grief; sadness ; affliction.
s6R'ROW-F0L,a. Sad; mournful; sorry.
sor'ry, a. Grieved ; sorrowful :— vile.
SORT, n. A kind ; species ; class ; rank.
SORT, V. a. To separate ; to assort.
SORT, V. n. To consort ; to join ; to suit.
SORT'A-BLE, a. That may be sorted.
sor'ti-le^^e, 11. Act of drawing lots.
SOT, n. An habitual drunkard. [en.
SOT'tish, a. Very intemperance; drunk-
sot'tish-ly, ad. In a sottish manner.
s6t'tish-n£ss,7i. State of being.sottish.
SOU (so), 7i. ; pi. s6u§. A French copper

coin, in value about one cent.
" SOU-^HONG' (s6-shong'), n. A black tea.
sou&H (suf), 71. A subterraneous drain :

— a whistling, as of -the wind.
SOUGHT (sawt), i. Sep, from seek.
SOUii (sol), n. Immortal spirit of man;

mind ; life ; spirit ; a human being.
SOUl'less, a. Without soul; mean.
soOnd, a. Healthy; whole; sane; valid.
soiJND, n. Any thing audible ; noise : —

a shallow sea : — air-bladder of a fish.
soOnd, v. n. To make or emit a noise.
SoOnd, v. a. To try the depth of; to try.
sbtyND'lNG, a.- Having sound; sonorous.
sot)ND'lNG,7i. A place fathomable at sea.
souND'i.Y,a<Z. Heartily; stoutly; rightly.
sound'ness, n. State of being sound.
SOUP (s6p), 7^. A decoction of flesh.
sot>R, a. Acid ; crabbed ; tart ; harsh.
soOr, v. a. Sen. To make or become acid.
SOURCE, 71. A spring ; fountain ; origin.
sour'ly, ad. With acidity or sourness.
soOr'ness, 77. Acidity : — asperity.
sotJSE, n. Food made of pigs' feet and

ears pickled ; pickle : — a plunge.
sox)sE ,v.a. To parboil and steep in pic-
kle : — to strike ; to throw into water.
soOTH,7i.The point opposed to the north.
SOUTH, a. Southern ; meridional.

soOth-east', n. A point midway be^
tween the east and south. [south.

sou^h'er-ly, a. Southern; from the

soDth'ern, a. Relating to the south.

soUTH'lNG, n. Distance to the south.

SoOth'WARD or SOtJTH'WARD (-urd),
71. The southern regions.

SoOth'WARD or SOtJTH'WARD, ad.
Towards the south.

soOth-west', 71. A point midway be-
tween south and west. [and west.

south-west', a. Between the south

souve'nir (sov'ner), n. Remembrancer.

so v'er-eign (siiv'er-Tn), a. Supi'eme in
power ; elfectual ;" povi'erful,

sov'ER-EiGN, 71. A supreme ruler.

sov'ER-EiGN-TY, n. Supreme power.

sow, 71. The female of the hog or boar.

sow (so),' V. [i, sowed ; p. sown or
sowed.] To scatter, as seed ; to spread.

sow'ER (so'er), n. One who sows.

SOWN (son), p. from sow.

SOY, n. A kind of sauce from Japan.

SPACE, 7t. Room ; extension ; distance.

SPA'cioys (-shus), a. Wide; roomy.

sPA'cioys-LY, 'ad. Extensively.

SPADE, 71^ A sort of shovel.

SPADE 'BONE, 11. The shoulder-blade.

SPAN, n. A hand's breadth ; nine inches :
— short duration : — pair. [tended.

SPAN, V. a. To measure by the hand ex-

span'gTjE, n. A piece of shining metal.

span'gee, v. a. To set with spangles.

span'iard, 71. A native of Spain.

span'iel (span'yel), n. A sporting dog.

span'ish, a. Relating to Spain, [to slap.

SPANK, V. a. To slap with the open hand;

spank'er,7i. a small coin: — a sail.

SPAR, n. A mineral : — a piece of timber.

SPAR, V. n. To quarrel ; to dispute.

SPi.RE. V. a. To forbear; to save; to
use frugally ; to afford ; to forgive.

SPARE, a. Scanty : frugal : — lean ; thin :
— superfluous ; not wanted.

spare'ness, 71. State of being spare.

spar'ing, a. Frugal ; scanty ; saving.

spAr'ing-ly, ad. Scantily ; frugally.

SPARK, 11. A particle of fire : — a gallant.

spark'ish, a. Airy > gay ; showy.

spar'kle, 7?. A spark ; a particle of fire.

spar'kle,w.7?.To emit sparks; to glitter.

spXr'row (spar'ro), ii. A small bird.

spar'ry, a. Consisting of, or like, spar.

sparse, a. Thinly scattei-ed ; thin.

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