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S5'rous, a. relating to serum ; watery.
Ser'pent,7i. a creeping animal; a snake.
Ser'pen-tine, a. resembling a serpent.
Ser'rate, a. jagged like a saw.
Se'rum, n. the thin part of the blood.
Ser'vant, 71, 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, n. office ; duty ; use ; course.
Ser'vice-a-ble, a. beneficial ; useful. _
Ser'vile, a. slavish ; mean ; cringing
Ser'vile-ly, ad. in a servile manner.
Ser-vil'i-ty, n. state of being servile.
SSr'vi-tiide, n. slavery ; dependence.
Sess, n. a rate ; a tax. See Cess.
Ses'sion, (sesh'un) n. act of sitting ; a

sitting of a court, legislature, &c.
Sess'pool, 71. a hollow for sediment.
Set, V. a. [i. & p. set ;] to place ; to fix

to plant ; to adjust ; to settle.
Set, 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. bris^tly ; hairy.



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BSt'-off, n. a counterbalance.

Se'ton, (se'tn) n. a rowel ; an issue.

Se-tose', a. bristly ; hairy ; setaceous.

Set-tee', n. a long seat with a back.

Set'ter, n. one who sets ; a kind of dog,

Set'tle, n. a seat ; a bench with a seat.

Set'tle,r. a. to establish ; to determine.

Set'tle, V. n. to subside ; to sink.

Set'tle-ment, n. act of settling ; adjust-
ment ; a jointure : — a colony ; an
inhabited district.

Set'tler, n. one who settles in a place.

Sev'en, (sev'vn) a. four and three.

Sevennight, (sen'nit) n. a week. [ten.

Sev'en-teen, (sev'vn-ten) a. seven and

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-ly, ad. distinctly ; separately.

Sev'er-al-ty, n. a state of separation.

Sev'er-ance, n. separation ; partition.

Se-vere', a. sharp ; hard ; harsh ; rigor-
ous ; rigid ; austere ; painful.

Se-vere'ly, ad. painfully ; rigorously.

Se-ver'|-ty, n. state of being severe.

Sew, (so) V. a. & n, to join with a needle.

Sew'er, (so'er) n. one who sews.

Sewer, (so'er or shor) n. a drain or pas-
sage for water, [male; womankind.

Sex, n. the distinction of male or fe-

Sex-a-^e-na'rj-an, n. a person 60 years

Sex-a^'e-nsi-ry, a. threescore ; 60. [old.

Sex-an'gu-lar, a. having six angles.

Sex-en'ni-al, a. lasting six j'ears.

Sex'tant, 7i. the sixth part of a circle ;
an astronomical instrument.

Sex'ton, 71. an under officer of a church.

Sex'tii-ple, a. sixfold ; six times told.

Sex'u-al, a. distinguishing the sex.

Shab, V. n. to play mean tricks.

Shab'bi-ly, ad. meanly ; despicably.

Shab'bi-ness, n. meanness ; paltriness.

Shab'by, a. mean ; paltry; slovenly.

Shac'kle, v. a. to chain ; to fetter.

Sh&c'klef, (shak'klz) n. pi. fetters.

Shad, n, a fish of the lierring tribe.

Shad'dock, n. a tree and its fruit.

Shade, n. an interception of light; ob-
scurity ; a screen ; color ; shadow.

Shade, v. a. to cover from light or beat.

Sha'di-ness, n. state of being shady.

Shad'ow, (shiid'o) n. a faint represen-
tation ; a shade : — a ghost ; a spirit.

?had'6w, V. a. to cloud ; to represent.

Shad'ow-j', a. full of shade ; dark.

Bha'dy, u. protected by shade ; cool.



Sh&ft, 71. an arrow : — a deep pit: — a

spire or steeple : — a handle.
Shag, n. rough, woolly hair ; a cloth.
Shag, V. a. to make shaggy or rough.
Shag'ged, or Shag'gy, a. rugged ; haiiy.
Sha-green', n. a kind of leather.
Shake, v. a. [i. shook ; p. shaken ;] to

agitate ; to make to totter ; to depress.
Shake, v. n. to be agitated ; to totter.
Shake, n. a concussion ; a motion.
Shak'er, n. a person who shakes.
Shak'ing, n. a vibratory motion.
Shale, n. a husk ; a pod ; a clay slate.
Shall, V. auxiliary. It is used to form

the future tense ; as, I shall go.
Shjl-loon', n. a slight woollen stuff.
Shal'lop, 71. a small boat.
Shal'low, a. not deep ; futile ; silly.
Shal'low, n. a sand ; a flat ; a shosil.
Shal'low-ness, n. want of depth.
Shalt, 2d person singular of Shall.
Sham, V. a. to trick ; to cheat, delude.
Sham, 71. a trick ; a false pretence.
Sham, a. false ; counterfeit ; fictitious.
Sham'ble, v. n. to move awkwardly.
Sham'blef , n. pi. a flesh-market.
Sham'bling, a. moving awkwardly.
Shame, ti. sense of disgrace.
Shame, v. a. to make ashamed, [ful.
Shame'f aced, (-fast) a. modest ; bash-
Shame 'ful, a. disgraceful; ignominious.
Shame'fCil-ly, ad. disgracefully.
Shame'less, a. destitute of shame.
Sham'my, n. a kind of soft leather.
Sham-p66', v. a. to rub and press the

limbs after warm bathing, &c.
Sham'rock,n.a three-leaved Irish grass.
Shank, n. the large bone of the leg.
Shan'ty, n. a cabin ; a mean shelter.
Shape, V. a. [i. shaped ; p. shaped or

shapen ;] to form ; to mould, adjust.
Shape, 71. form ; appearance ; make.
Shape'less, a. wanting regular form.
Shape'ly, a. symmetrical; well-formed.
Shard, n. a fragment ; a shell.
Share, v. a. to divide ; to apportion.
Shire, v. n. to have a part or dividend.
Shire, 71. part ; allotment : dividend.
Share'h5ld-er, n. the owner of a share.
Shark, n. a voracious sea-fish.
Shark, v. n. to cheat ; to shift ; to shirk.
Shai-p, a. keen ; piercing ; acute ; sour.
Sharp, 71. sharp or acute sound or note.
Shai-p, V. a. to sharpen.
Sharp'en,(shar'pn) v. a. to make sharps
Sharp'er, n. a tricking fellow ; a cheat
Sharp'ly, ad. severely ; keenly.
Sharp'npss, n. keenness ; severity.



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Eha.rp'-sSt, a. hungry ; ravenous; eager.
Shat'ter, v. a. &. n. to break into pieces.
Shat'ter^, n. pi. fragments ; pieces.
Shave, v. a. [i. shaved ; p. shaved or

shaven ;] to'cut orpareoff; to fleece.
Shave, n. a tool used for shaving wood.
Shave'ljng, n. a man shaved ; a friar.
Shav'er,n. one who shaves ; a sharper.
Shav'ing, n. a thin slice pared off.
Shawi, n. a part of female dress.
She, pron. fern, the female. [grain.
Sheaf, n. ; pi. sheave^ ; a bundle of
Shear, v. a. [i. sheared ; p. shorn or

sheared ;] to clip or cut off with
Shear'er, n. one who shears, [shears.
Shearf, n pi. a cutting instrument

with two blades.
Sheath, n. a case ; a scabbard.
Sheathe, v. a. to put into a sheath.
Sheath'ing, n. a covering ; a casing.
Sheath'y, a. forming a sheath.
Shed, V. a. [i. & p. shed ;] to pour out ;

to scatter ; to let fall.
Shed, n. a slight building or covering.
Sheep, n. sing: & pi. an animal bear-
Sheep'cot, n. sheepfold. [ing wool.
Sheep'fold, n. an enclosure for sheep.
Sheep'ish,a. bashful ; meanly diffident.
Sheep'jsh-ly, ad. with mean diffidence.
Sheep'ish-ness, n. mean diffidence.
Sheep's'-head, n. a fish : — a simpleton.
Sheer, a. pure ; clear; unmingled.
Sheer, w. v. to deviate ; to steal away.
Sheet, n. cloth for a bed ; a broad piece

of cloth : — a piece of paper.
Sheet, V. a. to cover, as with a sheet.
Sheet'-an-£hor, n. the largest anchor in

a ship : — chief support.
Sheet'ing, n. cloth for making sheets.
Shek'el, (shek'kl) n. a Jewish silver

coin, value about 2s, 7d. sterling.
Shel'drake, n. a kind of wild duck.
Shelf, 71. ; pi. shelve^ ; a board fixed

against a supporter : — a sand-bank

or a rock in the sea.
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'-f5sh, n. a fish covered with a
Shel'ter, n. a cover ; a protection, [shell.
Shel'ter, v. a. to cover ; to protect.
Shel'ter-less, a. destitute of shelter.
Shelve, v. a. to place on a shelf.
Shelve, v. n. to overhang, as a shelf.
Shelv'y, a. shallow ; full of banks.
||Shep'herd, (shep'erd) n. one who

tends sheep.
||Shep'herd-ess, n. a female shepherd.



ShSr'bet, or Sher-bet', n. a beverage
of water, lemon-juice, sugar, &,c.

Sher'iff, n. the chief executive officer of

Sher'ry, n. a Spanish wine, [a county

Shew,(sh5) v. a. [i. shewed;^, shewn; |
to exhibit. See Show.

Shew'er, (sho'er) n. one who shews.

Shewn, (shon) p. from Shew; shown.

Shield, (sheld) n. a buckler ; protection.

Shield, V. a. to defend ; to protect.

Shift, V. n. to change ; 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,w.a silver coin; twelve pence.

Shin, n. the fore part of the leg, just
above the foot.

Shine, V. n. [i. &cp. shone or shined ;]
to emit rays of light ; to glisten.

Shine, n. fair weather ; brightness.

Shin'gle, (shing'gl) n. a thin board to
cover houses. — pi. a disease.

Shin'gle, V. a. to cover with shingles.

Shi'ny, a. bright ; splendid ; luminous.

Ship,n. a large sea-vessel~with 3 masts.

Ship, V. a. to put into a ship, transport.

Ship'board, ad. on board or in a ship.

ShTp'mSs-ter, n. commander of a ship.

Ship'ment, n. act of shipping.

Ship'ping, n. vessels of navigation.

Ship'wreck, (ship'rek) n. loss of a ship.

Ship'wreck, (ship'rek) v, a. to ruin by
dashing on rocks or shallows.

Ship'wrlght, (-rit) n. a builder of ships.

Shire, or Shire, n. a county.

Shirk, V. n. to practise mean tricks.

Shirt, n. the under garment of a man.

Shirt, V. a. to clothe as in a shirt.

Shive, n. a splinter or lamina.

Shiv'er, v. to break into many parts.

Shiv'er, v. n. to tremble ; to shudder.

Shiv'er,7i.a little piece : — a shaking fit

Shiv'er-ing, n. a trembling ; shudder.

Shiv'er-y, a. easily broken ; fragile.

Shoal, n. a crowd ; a multitude, as ot
fish : — a shallow ; a sand-bank.

Shoal, a. shallow ; obstructed by banks,

Shoal'y, a. full of shoals ; shoal.

Shock, n. a shake : — offence ; impres-
sion of disgust : — a pile of sheaves.

Shock, V. a. to shake, offend, disgust.

Shbck'ing, a. that shocks ; dreadful.

Slioe, (sho) 71. a cover for the foot.

Shoe, (sho) v. a. \i. &cp. shod ;] to fur-,
nish with shoes.

Shoe'black, n. one wlio cleans shoes.

Shoe'ma-ker, n. one who makes shoeSi



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Bh8e'string,n.a string to tie a shoe with,
Bhone, or Shone, i. & p. from Sliine.
Sliook, (shuk) i. & p. from Shake.
Shook, (shuk) n. a bundle of staves.
Shoot, V. a. [i. & p. sliot ;] to discharge,

as a gun ; to push ; to emit.
Shoot, V. n. to dart ; to sprout ; to jet out.
Shoot, n. a discharge : — young branch.
Shoot'er, n. one tliat shoots ; a gunner.
Shop, n. a place or a room for retailing

goods : — a place for work.
Shop, V. n. to frequent shops, [a shop.
Shop'ke5p-er, n. a trader who sells in
Shop'llft-er, 71. one who steals out of a

siiop.
Shop'lift-ing, n. crime of a shoplifter.
Siiop'pjng, n. act of frequenting shops.
Sh5re, n. the border or coast of the

sea : — a support ; a buttress.
Shore, v. a. to prop 5 to support.
Shorn, p. from Shear.
Short, a. not long ; brief; brittle.
Shdrt'en, (shbr'tn) v. a. to make short.
Shbrt'en-Tng, n. act of making short ;

any tiling that shortens. [raphy.

Shbrt'hand, n. short writing; stenog-
Shbrt'-lived, (-livd) a. not living long.
Shbrt'ly, ad. quickly ; soon ; concisely.
Short'ness,n. the quality of being short.
Slibit'-slght-ed, (short 'sit-ed) a. not

seeing far; near-sighted.
Shbrt-sight'ed-ness,7j. a defect of sight.
Siiot, i. & p. from ^hoot.
Shot, n. the act of shooting; a very

small bullet ; balls : a charge.
Shbte, 71. a young hog ; a pig. [spawn.
Shot'ten, (-tn) a. having ejected
Should, (shud) v. auxilutnj, pret. of

Shall, denoting obligation or duty.
Shoul'der, (shol'der) n. the joint which

connects the arm to the body.
Shoul'der, 1-. a. to put on the shoulder.
Shoul'der-blade, n. the bone scapula.
Shout, 71. a cry of triumph or exultation.
Shout, V. 71. to crj' in exultation.
Shove, (shuv) v. a. to push ; to urge.
Shove, (shuv) n. act of shoving ; a push.
Shov'el, (shuv'vl) ji. a tool for digging,

throwing earth, Sec. [a shovel,

fehov'el, (shuv'vl) V. a. to throw with
PUow, (siio) V. a. [?. showed ; p.

shown;] to exhibit; to prove; to

teach : —written also shew.
Show, (sho) V. n. to appear ; to look.
S;iow, ?). a spectacle ; exhibition.
Show'bread, v. bread of exhibition.
Show'er, (slio'er) n. one who shows.
Shbw'er, (shbu'ei);(. a short fall of rain.



Shb<v'er, V. n. to rain in showers.

Show'er, v. a. to wet ; to pour down.

Shbw'er-y, a. raining in showers.

Shown, (shon)p. from Shoio.

Show'j', (sho'e) a. splendid ; gay.

Shred, v. a. [r. &, p. shred ;] to cut inta
small pieces. [ment.

Shred, n. a small piece cut off; a frag-

Shrew, (shrti) n. a brawling woman.

Shrewd, (shi-ud) a. cunning ; sensible.

Shrewd'ly, (shrud'le) ad. cunningly.

Shrewd'ness, (shi-ud'nes) n. cunning.

Shrew'ish, (shru'jsh) a. clamorous.

Shriek, (slirek) v. n. to cry in anguish.

Shriek, (shrek) n. a ciy of anguish.

Shrike, 71. the butcher-bird. [lous.

Shrill, a. sharp, piercing, or tremu-

Shrill'ness, n. the quality of being
shrill.'

Shrimp, 71. a small crustaceous fish.

Shrine, n. a case to hold things sacred.

Shrink, v. n. [i. & p. shrunk ;] to con-
tract ; to shrivel ; to fall back.

Shrink, 7i.a corrugation ; a contraction.

Shrlv'el,(shrlv'vl) v. a. & n. to contract
or be contracted into wrinkles.

Shroud, n. winding-sheet for the dead.

Shrbud, v. a. to shelter ; to dress.

Shrbud^, 71. pi. large ropes of a ship.

Shrove'tlde, n. the Tuesday before

Shriib, 71. a bush : — a beverage. [Lent.

Shriib'ber-y, n. a plantation of shrubs.

Shriib'by, a. full of or like shrubs.

Shrug, V. to draw up the shoulders.

Shriig,7i.a contraction of the shoulders.

Shrunk, i. Sep. from Shrink.

Shiid'der, v. n. to quake; to tremble.

Shud'der, n. a tremor ; a trembling.

Shiif'tle, V. a. & 7i. to throw into disor-
der ; to confuse ; to move.

Shuffle, 71. act of shuffling ; a trick.

Shuffler, n. one who shuffles.

Shuffling, 77. trick ; an irregular gait.

Sliun, V. a. &. n. to avoid ; to decline.

Shut, V. a. &c n. [i. &c p. shut ;] to
close ; to confine ; to bar, contract.

Shut'ter, n. one that shuts ; a cover.

Shiit'tle, 71, 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, n. state of being shy.

Sib'i-lant, a. hissing ; sounding like 5.

Sib-i-la'tion, n. a hissing sound.

Sic'ca-tlve, a. drying; tending to dry.

Sic'^i-ty,7i. dryness ; want of moisture.

Sick, a. afflicted with disease ; ill.



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Bick'en, (sik'kn) v.n.to become sick.
Bick'en, (sik'kn) v. a. to make sick.
Sick'ish, a. nauseating.
Si'c'kle, n. a liook for reaping grain.
Sick'li-ness,?t. tlie state of being sickly.
Sick'lj', a. not healthy ; diseased.
Sick'ness, n. disease ; illness ; nausea.
Side, n. the part of an animal forti-
fied by the ribs ; edge •, party.
Side, <i. lateral ; oblique ; indirect.
Side, V. 11. to lean to one side or party.
Side'board, n. a table placed at one

side of a dining room. [rect.

Side'Iong, a. lateral ; oblique ; not di-
Si-dS're-al, a. relating to stars ; starry.
Sid'er-ite, n. a loadstone : — a plant.
Sid-errog'ra-phy, n. art of engraving

on steel. [horseback.

Side'-sad-dle, n. a woman's seat on
Side'vvay^, or Side'wi§e, ad. on one

side ; laterally.
Si'dle, V. n. to go one side foremost.
Sie^e, (sej) n. act of besieging.
Si'e-nite, n. a rock resembling granite.
Sieve, (siv) n. a vessel for sifting.
Sift, V. a. to separate by a sieve.
Sift'er, n. one who sifts ; bolter ; sieve.
Sigh, (si) V. n. to breathe audibly.
Sigh, (si) n. a deep, long breath.
Sight, (sit) n. sense of seeing ; a show^.
Siglit'less, (sit'les) a. wanting sight.
Sight'Ii-ness, (sit'le-nes) n.comeliness.
Sight'ly, (sit'le) a. pleasing to the eye.
Sign, (sin) n. a token ; a signal ; a

mark ; a symbol : — a constellation.
Sign, (sin) v, a. to mark ; to ratify.
Sig'nal, 71. a sign that gives notice.
Sig'nal, a. eminent ; remarkable.
Slg'nal-ize, v. a. to make remarkable.
Sig'nal-ly,ad.remarkably ; memorably.
Sig'na-tiire, n. a name signed ; mark.
Sign'er, (sin'er) n. one who signs.
Slg'net, n. a seal ; a king's seal.
Sjg-nif'i-cance, ) n. meaning ; force j
Sig-nif'i-can-cy, \ importance.
Sig-nif'i-cant, a. expressive ; important.
Sig-nif'i-cant-ly, ad. with significance.
Sig-ni-fi-ca'tion, n. act of signifying ;

meaning of a word ; sense; import.
Sig-nif'i-ca-tive,a.strongly expressive.
Sig'ni-fy, v. a. & n. to declare ; to

mean ; to import. [sign hangs.

Sign'post, (sin'-) n, a post on which a
Sl'Ience, n. taciturnity ; stillness.
Si'lence, v. a. to make silent ; to still.
Si'lent, a. not speaking ; mute ; still.
Si'lent-ly, ad. without speech or noise.
Si'lex, n. flint or silica.



Sj-li"cious, or Sj-li"ceous, (se-lish'.
us) a. relating to silex or silica;
—flinty.

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'wiirm) n. a worm
that spins silk. [silken*

Silk'y, a. made of silk ; soft; tender j

Sill, n. a bottom piece of timber.

Sil'la-bub, n. a beverage made of milk,
wine, cider, &c. [ly.

Sil'li-ness, n. state of being silly ; fol-

Sil'ly, a. artless ; weak ; foolish.

Silt, n. sand, clay, and earth trans-
ported by running water. [ey.

Sil'ver, n. a white, hard metal ; mon-

Sil'ver, a. made of or like silver.

Sil'ver, v. a. to cover with silver.

Sil'ver-smith, n. one who works in
silver.

Sll'ver-y, a. partaking of or like silver

Sim'i-lar, a. having resemblance ; like.

Sim-i-lar'i-ty,ii.lil<CTiess ; resemblance.

Sim'i-lar-iy, ad. with resemblance.

Sim'i-le, n. a comparison ; similitude.

Si-mil'i-tiide, n. a resemblance.

Sim'mer, v. n. to boil gently.

Sim-o-ni'a-cal, a. relating to simony.

Sim'o-ny, ?i. the crime of buying or
selling church preferment.

Si-m66m', ?{. a hot, sufibcating wind.

Sim'per, v. n. to smile foolishly.

Sim'per, n. a smile ; a foolish smile.

Sim'ple, a. artless ; single: — silly.

Sim'ple, n. a single ingredient; drug.

Sim'ple-t^n, n. a silly person ; a trifler.

Sjm-pli9'i-ty, ?i. plainness ; artlessness.

Sim-pli-fi-ca'tion, n. act of simplifying.

Sim'pli-fj', V. a. to render simple.

Sim'ply, ad. plainly ; only ; merely.

Sim'u-late, v. a. to feign, counterfeit.

Sim-u-la'tion, n. a false pretence.

Sl-mul-ta'ne-ous, a. existing together.

Sin, n. a violation of the laws of God.

Sin, V. n. to violate the laws of God.

Sin'a-pi§m, n. a mustard-seed poultice.

Since, conj. because that ; seeing that.

Since, ad. ago ; from that time.

Since, prep, after ; from time past.

Sin-cere', a. honest ; not feigned ; real.

Sin-cere'ly, ad. honestly ; really.

Sin-cer'i-ty, n. state of being sincere;
honesty ; purity ; cordiality.

Sine, n. a straight line drawn from
one end of the arc of a circle.

Si'ne-cure, n. an office which has rev-
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Bin'ew, (sln'nu) v. a tendon ; muscle.
Bin'ew, v. a. to knit as by sinews.
Bin'ew-y,(sin'nu-e)a. strong ; nervous.
Sin'ful, a. partaking of sin ; wicked.
Sin'fiil-ly, ad. in a sinful manner.
Sin'ful-ness, n. iniquity ; wickedness.
Sing, V. n. &■ a. [i. sung or sang; p.

sung ;] to form the voice to melody ;

to utter harmoniously.
Sin*e, (sinj) v. a. to burn slightly.
Singe, n. a slight burn on the surface.
Sing'er, n. one skilled in singing.
Sing'ing, n. the utterance of melody.
Sin'gie, (sing'gl) a. one ; not double ;

only ; sole ; individual ; unmarried.
Sin'gie, V. a. to select ; to choose from.
Sin'gle-ness, n. state of being single.
Sin 'gly, atf. individually ; only. [lion.
Sing'song, 71. bad singing; bad intona-
Sin'gu-lar, (sing'gu-lar) a. single ; only

one ; not plural ; rare ; unusual, [ity.
Sin-gu-lar'i-ty, w. peculiarity ; a curios-
Si n'gu-lar-ly, ad. in a singular manner.
Sin'is-ter, a. bad ; perverse : — left.
Sin'is-trous, a. perverse ; sinister.
Sink, V. n. [i. sunk or sank ; p. sunk ;]

to fall ; not to swim ; to decline.
Sink, V. a. to immerse ; to depress.
Sink, 71. a drain ; a place of filth.
Sin'less, a. free from sin ; innocent.
Sin'ner, n. one who sins.
Sin'-6f-fer-ing, n. sacrifice for sin.
Sin'u-ate, v. a. to bend in and out.
Sin-u-a'tion, n. a bending in and out.
Sin-u-os'i-ty, n. state of being sinuous.
Sin'u-ous, a. bending in and out.
Sip, V. a. &. n. to drink by small
Sip, 71. a very small draught. [draughts.
Si'phon, n. a bent pipe or tube used

for drawing liquor from a cask.
Sip'pet, 71. a small sop. [knight.

Sir, 71. a title of respect, and of a
Sire, ur. a father; a title of a king.
Si'ren, n, a goddess or sea-monster.
Si'ren, a. alluring; bewitching.
Si'r'ibin, n. loin of beef. See Surloin.
Si-roc'c6, n. a periodical, warm, re-
laxing wind in the south of Italy.
Sir'rah, interj. a term of reproach.
Sir'up, n. vegetable juice boiled with
Sis'kin, n. a bird ; greenfinch, [sugar.
Sis'ter, 71. a female born of the same

parents. [women.

Sis'ter-hood, (-hud) n. a society of
8is'ter-ly, a. becoming a sister.
Sit, V. n. [t. & p. sat ;] to repose on a
seat ; to incubate. [plot.

Site, n. situation ; position ; ground-



STt^ting, n. act of resting; session.

Sit'u-ate, or Sit(u-at-ed, p. a. placed.

Sit-u-a'tion, n. a position ; condition.

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

Six'fold, a. six times told.

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

Six'teen, (six'ten) a. six and ten.

Sixth, a. next after the fifth.

Six'ty, a. & 71, six times ten.

Siz'a-ble, a. of suitable size.

Size, 71. bulk : — a viscous substance.

Size, V. a. to adjust ; to fix : — to cov-
er with size.

Si'zy, a. relating to size ; viscous.

Skate, n. an iron to slide with on ice.

Skate, V. n. to slide with skates on ice.

Skein, (skan) n. a knot of thread, &c.

Skel'e-ton, n. all the bones of a hu-
man or animal body, cleaned, and
disposed in their natural situation.

Skep'tic, 77. a doubter. See Sceptic.

Skep'ti-cal, a. doubting. See Sceptical.

Skep'ti-ci§m, 7i. doubt. See Scepticism.

Sketch, V. a. to trace the outlines of.

Sketch, 77. an outline ; rough draught.

Skew'er, n. a small wooden or iron pin.

Skew'er, v. a. to fasten with skewers.

Skid, n. a short piece of timber ; a

Skiff, 71. a small, light boat- [slider.

Skil'ful, a. skilled ; knowing ; able.

Skil'ful-ly, ad. dexterously ; with skill.

Skil'ful-ness, n. dexterity ; art ; ability

Skill, 71. knowledge ; experience.

Skilled, (skild) a. knowing; skilful.

Skil'less, a. wanting skill ; artless.

Skil'let, 71. a small kettle or boiler.

Skim," 7). a. to clear off, as the cream
or scum ; to pass near the surface of.

Skim, V. n. to pass or glide along.[sel.

Skira'mer, n. one who skims ; a ves-

Skim'-milk,7i.milk deprived of cream.

Skim'ming, n. matter skimmed off.

Skin, 77. the covering of the flesh.

Skin,r. a. to flay : — to cover with skin.

Skin, 75.77. to become covered with skin.

Skin 'flint, ti. a very niggardly person.

Skin'ny, a. consisting of skin.

Skip, V. n. to pass by leaps ; to leap.

Skip, V. a. to pass by ; to miss, omit.

Skip, 77. a light leap or bound ; a spring.

Skip'per, 77. master of a small vessel.

Skir'mjsh, 7i. a slight battle ; a contest.

Skir'mish, v. n. to fight in small par-
Skirt, 77. a loose edge •, a margin, [ties.

Skit'tish, a. shy ; easily frighted.

Skit'tish-ness, n. shyness ; fickleness,

Skit'ties, (skit'tlz) lu pi. ninepins.

Skbw, n. a flat-bottomed boat • scow.



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Bkulk, V. n. to hide ; to lurk in fear.

Skulk'er, n. one who skulks, [brain.

Skull, n. a bony case that encloses the

SkuU'cap, n. a head-piece : — a plant.

Skunk, n. a fetid animal of the wea-
sel tribe. [heaven ; firmament.

Sky, n. the apparent arch or vault of

Sky'-c61-or, n. the color of the sky.

Sky'ey, a. ethereal ; like the sky.

Sky'iight, (-lit) n. a window in a roof.

Sky'rock-et, n. a kind of firework.

Slab, n. a plane of stone ; outside plank.



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