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Slab'ber, v. a. &, n. to smear ; to slaver.

Slack, a. not tense ; loose ; remiss.

Slack, V. a. to loosen, relax, slacken.

Slack, V. n. to become slack ; to abate.

Slack, n. coal broken in small parts.

Slack'en, (slak'kn) v. a. to relax, slack.

Slack'en, v. ii. to be remiss ; to flag.

Slack'ness, n. state of being slack.

Slag, n. dross or recrement of metal.

Slain, (slan) p. from Slay.

Slake, V. a. to quench : — to deprive of
cohesion, as lime ; to slack.

Slam, ?;. a. to shut hard ; to crush.

Slam, n. a violent blow ; a bang. [fame.

SlSn'der, v. a, to censure falsely, de-

SlSn'der, n. defamation ; calumny.

SlSn'der-ous, a. containing slander.

Slang, n. low, vulgar language ; cant.

SlSnt, V. a. to turn aslant ; to slope.

SlSnt'ing, a. oblique; sloping.

Slap, n. a blow with the hand open.

Slap, V. a. to strike with the open hand.

Slash, V. a. to cut with long cuts.

Slash, V. 71. to cut or strike at random.

Slash, n. a long cut ; a cut in cloth.

Slat, n. a narrow piece of timber.

Slate,re.a stone : — a thin plate of stone.

Slate, V. a. to cover with slate ; to tile.

Slat'tern, n. an untidy woman ; a slut.

Slat'tern-ly, a. not clean ; awkward.

Sla'ty, a. having the form of slate.

Sia.ugh'ter, (siaw'ter) n. destruction ;
butchery. [kill.

SlsLugh'ter, (slaw'ter) v. a. to slay ; to

61augh'ter-er, (slEiw'ter-er) n. a killer.

Slaugh'ter-house, (slaw'ter-hous) n. a
house in which beasts are killed.

Slaugh'ter-ous, (sl§,w'-) a. destructive.

Slave, 11. one who is subject to the
will of another; a bondman.

Slav'er, n. one who slaves ; slave-ship.

Slav'er, n. spittle running from the
mouth ; drivel.

Slav'er, v. to emit spittle ; to slabber.

Slav'9r-y_,w. state of a slave ; servitude.

Blave'-trade, n. the traffic in slaves.

Slav'jsh, a. servile; mean; base.

Slay, (sla) v. a. [i. slew ; p. slain ;] to
kill ; to destroy ; to butcher.

Slay'er, n. a killer ; a destroyer.

Sleave, n. silk or thread untwisted.

Sleave, v. a. to separate into threads.

Sled, n. a carriage drawn on runners.

Sled, V. a. to transport on a sled.

Sledge, n. a large hammer : — a sled.

Sleek, a. smooth ; glossy ; not rongh.

Sleek, V. a. to render smooth or glossy.

Sleek'ness, n. smoothness ; glossiness.

Sleep, V. n. [i. & p. slept ;] to take
rest; to slumber; to repose.

Sleep, n. repose; rest; slumber; nap.

Sleep'er, n. one who sleeps : — a floor-

SlSep'i-ness, n. drowsiness. [timber.

Sleep'less, a. wanting sleep ; awake.

Sleep'Iess-ness, n. want of sleep.

Sleep'y, a. disposed to sleep ; diow?y.

Sleet, n. smooth, small hail or snow.

Sleeve, n. the dress that covers the

Sleeve'less, a. having no sleeves, [arm.

Sleigh, (sla) n. a vehicle for travelling,
drawn on runners, upon the snow.

Sleigh'ing, (sla'jng) n. the act of trav-
elling or transporting with sleighs.

Sleight, (slit) n. art ; trick ; dexterity.

Slen'der, a. thin ; small ; slight ; weak.

Slept, i. & p. from Sleep.

Slow, (slu) i. from Slay.

Sley, (sla) n. a weaver's reed.

Slice, V. a. to cut into thin pieces. *

Slice, 71. a tbin, broad piece cut off.

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

Slide,7i.a smooth passage ; even course.

Slight, (slit) a. small ; weak ; feeble ;
slim ; superficial ; negligent.

Slight, (slit) n. neglect ; contempt.

Slight, (slit) V. a. to neglect, disregard.

Slight'ly,(slit'-) ad. in a slight manner.

Slim, a. weak; slight; slender; thin.

Slime, n. a glutinous substance, [nous.

Sli'my, a. covered with slime ; gluti-

Sling, n. a weapon to throw stones.

Sling, V. a. to throw by a sling ; to cast.

Slink, V. 71. [i. & p. slunk ;] to sneak ;
to steal away. [cast.

Slink, V. a. to miscarry, as cows ; to

Slip, V. to slide ; to glide ; to escape.

Slip, n. false step ; mistake ; an es-
cape : — a twig ; a narrow piece.

Slip'knot, n. a knot easily untied.

Slip'per, n, one who slips : — a thin

Slip'per-i-ness, n. smoothness, [shoe.

Slip'per-y, a. glib ; smooth ; hard ta
hold: — uncertam; changeable.

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Blip'shSd, a. having the shoes not

pulled up at the heels ; careless.
Slit, V. a. [i. &L p. slit or slitted ;] to

cut lengthwise ; to cut.
Slit, n. a long cut, or narrow opening.
Slit'ting-mill, n. a mill in which iron

bars are slit into nail-rods, &;c.
Sll'ver, V. a. to split ; to tear otF.
Sli'ver, or Sliv'er, n. a piece torn off.
Slob'ber, v. a. to slaver ; to slabber.
Sloe, n. the fruit of the blackthorn.
Sloop, 71. a small vessel with one mast.
Slop, V. a. to spill ; to dash with water.
Slop, n. mean liquor ; liquid food.
Slope, a. oblique ; not perpendicular.
Slope, n. oblique direction ; declivity.
Slope, V. a. & incline obliquely.
Slop'py, a. miiy and wet ; plashy.
Sloth, n. slowness ; laziness : — an

animal of slow motion.
Sloth'ful, a. idle ; sluggish ; indolent.
Slouch, 72. a clownish gait or manner.
Slouch, V. n. to have a clownish look,

gait, or manner. [serpent.

Slough, (sluf) n. cast off skin of a
Slough, (slou) 71. a deep, miry place.
Slov'en, n. one careless of neatness.
S16v'en-li-ness, n. negligence of dress.
S16v'en-ly, a. negligent of dress.
Slow, a. not swift ; late ; dull ; tardy.
Slow'ly, ad. not swiftly ; not rashly.
Slow'ness, n. want of velocity. [ly.
Slub'ber, v. a. to slobber ; to do coarse-
Slue, V. a. to turn about its axis ; to

turn. [of metal shot from a gun.
Slug, n. a drone : — a snail : — a piece
Slug'gard, ti. an idler ; a lazy fellow.
Siag'gish, n. dull ; lazy ; slothful ; idle.
Sluice, (slus) n. a floodgate ; a vent

for water ; a stream of water.
Sliim'ber, v. n. to sleep lightly ; doze.
Slum'ber, 71. light sleep ; repose ; doze.
Slump, V. n. to sink or tread through

snow, ice, rotten ground, &;c.
Slung, i. & p. from Sling.
Sliink, i. & p. from Slink.
Sllir, V. a. to sully ; to soil ; to reproach.
Sliir, 71. slight reproach ; trick ; mark.
Slut, 71. 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.
Smiick, V. n. to kiss ; to have a taste.
Smack, ti. taste ; a kiss ; small vessel.
Small, a. little ; not great ; slender.
Sm3.ll, 71. the small or narrow part.
SmSlll'-beer, n. beer of little strength.

SmSLll'-crifl, 77. a vessel or vessels

smaller than a ship.
Sma.ll'ness, n. littleness ; want ol

SmaU-pox', 7J. an eruptive disease.
Smalt, n. a beautiful blue substance.
Smart, n. a quick, pungent, lively pain.
Smart, v. n. to feel quick, lively pain.
Smart, a. sharp ; quick ; brisk ; active.
Sinart'ness, n. quickness ; briskness.
Smash, v. a. to break in pieces, dash.
Smash, n. state of being crushed.
Smat'ter, v. n. to talk superficially.
Smat'ter-ing,7i. superficial knowledge.
Smear, v. a. to besmear ; to soil.
Smell, V. a. [i. & p. smelt ;] to perceive

by the nose, or by the smell.
Smell, V. n. to perceive or emit smell.
Smell, 71. the power of smelling j
Smelt, i. Sc p. from Smell. [scent.

Smelt, 71. a small sea-fish.
Smelt, V. a. to extract metal from ore.
Smerk, n. an affected smile j smirk.
Smick'er, v. n. to smirk.
Smile, V. 71. to look gay or pleased.
Smile, 71. look of pleasure or kindness.
Smirch, v. a. to cloud ; to smutch.
Smirk, V. a. to smile affectedly.
Smirk, n. an affected smile ; smerk.
Smite, V. a. [i. smote ; p. smitten or

smit 5] to strike ; to kill ; to afflict
Smite, V. n. to strike ; to collide.
Smith, 71. one who works in metals.
Smith'er-y, tj. the work of a smith.
Smit'ten, (smit'tn) p. from Sinite.
Smock, 71. a woman's under garment.
Smock'frock, n. a laborer's frock.
Smoke, n. a sooty exhalation arising

from burning wood. [tobacco.

Smoke, v. n. to emit smoke ; to use
Smoke, v. a. to scent or dry by smoke.
Smok'er, n. 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, n. evenness of surface.
Smote, i. from Sinite.
Smoth'er, v. a. to suffocate ; to stifle.
Snioth'er, n. smoke ; thick dust.
Smoul'der, v. n. to burn and smoke

without flame or vent.
Smug'gle, V. a. to import or export

secretly, without paying duties.
Smiig'gler, n. one who smuggles.
Smug'gling, n. a secret importation.
Smiit, 71. a spot with soot ; mildew.
Smut, V. a. to majk with soot ; to soil
Smutch, V. a. to Dlacken with soot.

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8mat'ti-ness, n. state of being smutty.

Sniut'ty, a. black with smoke ; dirty.

Snack, n. a share ; a part. [nose.

Snaffle, n. a bridle which crosses the

Snag, n. a knot ; a tooth ; a jag.

Snag'ged, or Snag'gy, a. full of snags.

Snail, 71. a slimy, testaceous animal.

Snake, re. a serpent of the oviparous

Snake'root, n. a medicinal plant, [kind.

Snap, V. a. & n. to break short ; to
strike ; to catch at ; to bite f to snarl.

Snap, n. a quick breaking or bite.

Snap'-drag-on, «. a play : — a plant.

Snap'pish, a. eager to bite ; peevish.

Snire, n. a gin ; a net ; a noose ; trap.

Sn^re, v. a. to entrap ; to ensnare.

Snarl, v. n. to growl ; to speak roughly.

Snarl, v. a. to entangle ; to embarrass.

Snarl, n. entanglement ; a quarrel.

SnarJ'er, n. one who snarls.

Snatch, v. a. & n. to seize hastily; to
bite or catch eagerly.

SnatclijW. a hasty catch ; a broken part.

Snath, n. the handle of a scythe.

Sneak, v. n. to creep slyly ; to skulk.

Sneak,7i. a sneaking fellow ; a niggard.

Sfieak'ing, p. a. servile ; mean ; low.

Sneer, v. n. to show contempt ; to jeer.

Sneer, n. a look of contempt ; scorn.

Sneer'ing-ly, ad. with a look of scorn.

Sneeze, v. n. to emit wind spasmod-
ically and audibly by the nose. [nose.

Sneeze, n. an emission of wind by the

Snick'er, v. n. to laugh slyly ; to giggle.

Snip, V. a. to cut with scissors ; to clip.

Snipe, 71. a small bird with a long bill.

Sniv'el,(sniv'vl) n. mucus of the nose.

Sniv'el, (sniv'vl) v. n. to run at the
nose ; to cry childishly.

Sniv'el-ling, (snlv'vl-Ing) a. whining.

Snooze, v. n. to slumber. — n. slumber.

Snore, v. n. to breathe hard and loud.

Snore, n. a noise through the nose.

Snor'iug, n. loud breathing in sleep.

Snort, V. n. to blow hard through the

Snot, 71. secretion of the nose. [nose.

Siibut, n. the nose of a beast ; nozle.

Snow, (sno) n. vapor frozen in flakes.

Snow, V. n. to fall in snow or flakes.

Snow'ball. n. a round lump of snow.

Snow'ber-ry, n. a small garden shrub.

Snow'drop, n. a plant and early flower.

Snow'y, a. full of snow ; resembling
snow ; white like snow.

Snub, 71. a knot in wood ; a check.

Snub, V. a. to check ; to reprimand.

Snuff", n. the burnt vvi*k of a candle:
— pulverized tobacco.

Snuff, V. a. & n. to inhale ; to draw iv
the breath : — to crop the snuff".

Snaff"'box, n. a box for snufl".

SnuflT'erg, n. pi. a utensil to snuff" can-
dles, [nose.

SniiFfle, v. n. to speak through the

Sniif'fle§, n. pi. obstruction in the nose.

Snug, V. n. to lie close ; to snuggle.

Sniig,a.close ; concealed ; convenient.

Sniig'gle, v. n. to lie close ; to lie snug.

So, ad. in like manner ; thus.

Soak, V. a. & n. to steep ; to be steeped.

Soap, n. a substance used in washing.

Soap'bbil-er, n. one who makes soap.

Soap'stone, n. a magnesian stone.

S6ap'siid§, n. water imbued with soap.

Soap'y, a. covered with soap ; soft.

Soar, V. n. to fly aloft ; to mount up.

Soar, n. a towering flight ; ascent.

Sob, V. n. to sigh with convulsion.

Sob, n. a convulsive sigh; audible grief.

So'ber, a. temperate ; regular ; calm.

So'ber, v. a. to make sober ; to calm.

So'ber-ly, ad. temperately ; seriously.

So-bri'e-ty, n. temperance ; calmness.

So'ci-a-ble, (so'she-§i-bl) a. familiar ;
affable ; conversable ; social. [bl5'

S5'ci-a-bly, (s6'she-Ei-ble) ad. conversa-

So'cistl, (so'shal) a. relating to society ,
companionable ; sociable.

So-cl'e-ty, 71. union of a number m ont*
interest ; a community ; a company.

So-cin'j-an, n. a follower of Socinus.

Sock, 71. a short stocking; a covering
for the foot ; a shoe for actors.

Sock'et, n. a hollow ; a receptacle.

Sod, n. a green turf; a clod.

Sod, i. from Seethe; seethed.

So'da, 71. a fixed, mineral alkali.

So-dal'i-ty,7i. a fellowship ; a fraternity.

Sod'den, (sod'dn) p. from Seethe.

Sod'dy, ji, turfy ; full of sods.

Sod'er, is. a. to cement ; to solder.

Sod'er, n. metallic cement ; solder.

So'fa, n. a long, soft, easy seat.

S5f'f jt, 71. part of a cornice.

||Soft, (soft or s§.wft) a. not hard , yield
ing; tender; easy; weak.

jlSoft'en, (sof'fn) v. a. to make soft.
Soft'en, (sof'fn) v. n. to grow soft.

|Soft'en-er, 71. he or that which softens

jSoft'ly, ad. without hardness or noise

jSoft'ness, re. quality of being soft.

Sog'gy, a. moist ; damp ; soaked.

Soil, V. a. to foul ; to dirty ; to pollute.

Soil, re. dirt ; ground ; earth ; compost.

Soiree, (sw§.-ra') re. an evening party.

So'journ, v. n. to dwell for a time.

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So'journ, n. a temporary residence.
So'journ-er, n. a temporary dweller.
Sol, 7). a note in music.
Sol'fice, V. a. to comfort ; to console.
S61'9ce,7i. comfort in grief; consolation.
So'lfir, c. relating to, or measured by,
Sold, i. &. p. from Sell. [the sun.

ijSol'der, (sol'der or s^'der) v. a. to unite

with metallic cement ; to soder.
jJSol'der, n. a metallic cement ; soder.
S5l'dier, (sol'jer) n. a warrior.
Sol'dier-ly, (sol'jer-le) a. martial.
Ssl'dier-ship, 71. martial qualities.
Sol'dier-y, (s6l'jer-e) n.body of soldiers.
Sole, 71. the bottom of the foot or shoe.
Sole, V. a. to furnish with soles.
Sole, a. single ; only ; alone.
Sol'e-ci|m, n. impropriety in language.
Sol-e-cis'tjc, a. partaking of solecism.
Sold'ly, ad. singly j only; separately.
Sol'emn, (sol'em) a. religiously grave ;

awful ; formal ; ritual ; serious.
So-lem'nj-ty, n. a religious ceremony ;

a rite ; seriousness ; gravity.
Sol-em-nj-za'tioji,7i. act of solemnizing.
Sol'em^uize, v. a. to celebrate in due

form ; to perform religiously.
So-li^'it, V. a. to importune ; to entreat.
So-ll^-i-ta'tion, 7/. invitation ; request.
So-lif^'i-tor, iL. an attorney.
So-li^'it-o5s, a. anxious ; careful.
So-li^'it-ous-ly,aiZ.anxiously: carefullj'.
So-ll^'j-tiide, n, anxiety; carefulness.
Sol'id, a. not fluid; compact; firm; real.
Sol'jd, n. a firm, compact body.
80-lid'i-fy, V. a. to make solid or firm.
So-lid'i-ty, n. firmness ; compactness.
So-lil'o-quize, v. n. to utter a soliloquy.
So-lil'o-quy, 71. a discourse to one's self,
Sol'i-ta-ri-ly, ad. in solitude ; alone.
Sori-ta-ri-ness, n. solitude ; retirement.
Sol'i-ta-ry, a. living alone; retired.
Sol'i-tiide, 71. a lonely life or place.
So' 16, 71. a tune sung bj' one person.
Sol'siice, 77. the time when the sun is

fariiiest from the equator.
Sol-sti"tial, (sol-stish'al) a. belonging

to, or happening at, the solstice.
So!-u-bIl'i-tj-, n. state of being soluble.
Sol'u-ble, a. that may be dissolved.
Sg-lu'tion, n. a solving; explanation.
Sol'u-tive, a. causing relaxation.
Sol-va-bil'i-ty,77.state of being solvable.
Sol'va-ble, a. that may be solved ; that

may be paid.
Solve, V. a. to explain ; to resolve.
Solv'en-cy, n. ability to pay all debts.
Bol'vend, 71, substance to be dissolved.

Solv'ent, a. having power to dissolve j
dissolving : — able to pay all debts.

Solv'ent, n. a substance that dissolves.

Solv'er,7i.whoeveror whatever solves.

Som'bre, (som'ber) a. dark ; gloomy.

Som'brous, a. dark ; glootny ; sombre.

Some, (siim) a. more or less ; certain.

Some'bod-y, lu one ; some person.

Some'hbw, ad. one way or other, [head

S6m'er-set, 71. a leap with heels over

Some'thing, 71. a thing indeterminate.

Some 'tun e?, ad. now and then,

S6me'what,(siim'hwot) ad. in a degree.

Som-nam'bu-lifm, n. the act of walk-
ing in sleep. [sleep.

Som-nam'bu-list, n. one who walks in

Som-nifer-oiis, ) a. causing sleep j sop-

Sgm-nif'ic, ) oriferous.

Som-nil'o-quence, n. act of talking in
sleep. [sleep.

Som-nil'o-quist, n. one who talks in

Som'no-lence, n. sleepiness.

S6m'no-lent,a.inclined to sleep; sleepy.

Son, 71. a male child ; a descendant.

So-na'ta, 71. a tune for an instrument.

Song, 77. a hj^mn ; a ballad ; a poem.

Song'ster, ?i. a person or bird that sings.

Song'stress, 71. a female singer.

Son'net, 77. a short poem, one of 14 lines.

S6n-net-eer', 71. a writer of sonnets.

So-no'rous, a. loud ; shrill ; sounding.

Son 'ship, 71. the relation of a son.

Soon, acZ, before long; shortly; quickly.

Soot, (sot or sut) 77. condensed smoke.

Sooth, n. truth ; reality : — prognostica-
tion, [en ; to pacifj^

Soothe, V. a. to calm ; to allay ; to soft-

Sooth'say, v. n, to predict ; to foretell.

S66th'say-er, 71. a foreteller, [soi.t.

Soot'y, (sot'e or sut'e) a. covered vvilh

Sop, 71, any thing steeped in liquor.

Sop, v.a. to steep in gravy or any liquid.

Soph'I§m, 71. a fallacious argument.

Soph'ist, 71. a captious reason er.

Soph'js-ter, n. a captious disputant,

So-pliTs'ti-cal, a. partaking of sophistry.

So-phis'ti-cal-ly, ad. with sophistrj'.

So-phis'ti-cate, v. a. to adulterate.

Soph'is-try, 71. fallacious reasoning j a
subtle fallacy ; false logic.

Soph'o-more, 71, a student in an Amer-
ican college in his second year.

Sop-o-rifer-ous, a. soporific.

Sop-o-rlfjc, a. causing sleep ; narcotic.

Sop-o-rif'jc, 71. a soporific medicine.

Sbr'cer-er, 71, a conjurer; a magician.

Sor'cer-ess, 7?, a female magician,

Sbr'cer-ous, a. containing sorcery.

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Bor'cer-y, n. enchantment ; witchcraft.

Siir'did, a. vile ; base ; covetous.

Sbr'did-ly, ad. meanly ; covetously.

Sore, n. a place tender and painful.

Sore, a. tender to the touch ; painful.

Sore'ly, ad. with great pain or distress.

Sore'ness, n. state of being sore.

S9-rbr'j-cIde, n, murder or murderer
of a sister.

Sor'rel, n. a plant having an acid taste.

Sor'rel, a. reddish ; inclined to red.

Sor'ri-ly, ad. in a sorry manner.

Sor'rSw, V. n. to grieve ; to be sad.

Sor'row, n. grief; sadness ; affliction.

Sor'row-fulj 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, n. the act of drawing lots.

Sot, 11. an habitual drunkard.

Sot'tish, a. very intemperate; drunken.

Sot'tjsh-Iy, ad. in a sottish manner.

Sot'tish-ness, n. state of being sottish.

Sou, (so) n. ; pi. s6u§ ; a French cop-
per coin.

Soii-^hong', (s6-shong') n. a black tea.

Sough, (siif) n. a subterraneous drain.

Sought, (sawt) i. & p. from Seek.

Soul, (sol) n. the immortal spirit of man;
mind ; life ; spirit; a human being.

Soul'less, a. without soul ; mean.

Sound, a. healthy ; whole ; sane ; valid.

Sound, n. any tiling audible ; noise : —
a shallow sea : — air-bladder of a fish.

Sound, V. n. to make or emit a noise.

Sound, V. a. to try the depth of; to tiy.

Soiind'jng, a. having sound ; sonorous.

Sound'ing, n. a place fathomable at sea.

Sound'iy, ad. heartily ; stoutly ; rightly.

SbQnd'ness, n. state of being sound.

Soup, (sop) 11. a decoction of flesh.

Sour, a. acid ; crabbed ; tart ; harsh.

Sour, V. a. &c n. to make or become acid.

Soufce, n. a spring ; a fountain ; origin.

Sciur'ly, ad. with acidity or sourness.

Sbur'ness, n. acidity ; asperity.

Souse, 11 food made of pigs' feet and
ears pickled ; pickle : — a plunge.

Souse, V. a. to parboil and steep in pic-
kle ; — to strike; to throw into water.

South, ?i. the point opposed to the north.

South, a. southern ; meridional.

South-east',n. a point between the east
and south.

South'er-ly, a. southern.

South'ern, a. relating to the south.

Soutfi'ing, n. distance to the south.
South'wjird, or South'ward, (-urd) n,

the southern regions. [the south.
South'ward, Soiith'ward, ad. towarda
South-west', n. a point between south

and.west. [west.

South-west', a. between the south and
Souve'ntr, (s6v'ner)n. remembrancer.
Sov'er-eign, (siiv'er-in) a. supreme in

power ; effectual ; powerful.
Sov'er-eign, n. a supreme ruler.
S6v'er-eign-ty, n. supreme power.
Sow, n. 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, (s5n)^. from Sow.
Soy, n. a kind of sauce from Japan.
Space, 11. room ; extension ; distance
Spa'cious, (spa'shus) a. wide ; roomy.
Spa'cious-ly, ad. extensively.
Spade, n. a sort of shovel.
Spade'bone, n. the shoulder-blade.
Span, n. a hand's breadth ; nine inches;

any short duration. [tended.

Span,u. a. to measure by the hand ex-
Span'gle, n. a piece" of shining metal.
Span'gle, v. a. to set with spangles.
Sp'an'iard, n. 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, n. a small coin : — a sail.
Spar, n. a mineral : — a piece of timber.
Spar, V. n. to quarrel ; to dispute.
SpAre, V. a. to forbear ; to save ; to use

frugally ; to afford ; to forgive.
SpAre, a. scanty; frugal: — lean; thin:

— superfluous ; not wanted.
Spire'ness, n. state of being spare.
Spir'jng, a. frugal ; scanty ; saving.
Spir'ing-ly, ad. scantily ; frugally.
Spark, n. a particle of fire : — a gallant
Spark'ish, a. airy ; gay ; showy.
Spar'kle, n. a spark ; a particle of fire
Spar'kle,u. ?i. to emit sparks; to glitter
Spar'row, (spar'ro) n. a small bird.
Spar'ry, a. consisting of, or like, spar.
Splrse, a. thinly scattered ; thin.
Spa^m, n. a violent convulsion ; cramp
Spa^-mod'ic, a. having spasms.
Spat'ter, v. a. to sprinkle ; to throw.
Spat'u-Ia, n. an apothecary's knife.
Spav'in, n. disease on a horse's hough
Spawn, n. the eggs offish or frogs.
Spawn, V. a. &- n. to produce, as fishes
Spawn'er, n. the female fish. [mala
Spay, V. a. to castrate, as female anl

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PpSak, V. n. & a. [i. spoke ; p. spoken ;]
to litter words ; to talk ; to discourse.

Bpeak'a-ble, a. possible to be spoken.

Speak'er, n. one who speaks : — presid-
ing officer in a deliberative assembly.

Spear, «. a long, pointed weapon.

Spear, v. a. to pierce with a spear.

Spear'm^njTi. one who carries a spear.

Spear'mint, v. a species of mint.

Spe"ci9l, (spesh'^1) a. particular ; pe-
culiar; uncommon; especial.

~Spe"ci?il-ly, ad. particularly ; chiefly.

Bpe'cie, (spe'she) n. coined money.

Spe'cie?, (spe'stiez) n. a class compre-
hended under a genus ; a sort.

Spe-cifjc, n. an efficacious medicine.

Spe-cif'ic, a. distinguishing one from
another; peculiar. [species.

Spe-cifi-cgil-ly, ad. according to the

Spe^-i-fj-ca'tion, n. distinct notation.

Spe^'i-fy, V. a. to mention particularly.

Spec'i-men, n. a sample ; a pattern.

Spe'cious, (-shus3 a. plausible ; showy,

Spe'cious-ly,(spe'shus-le) ad. plausibly.

Speck, n. a small stain or spot.

Speck, V. a. to spot ; to stain in spots.

Spec'kle, n. a speck ; a little spot.

Spec'kle, v. a. to mark with spots.

Spec'kled, (spek'kld) a- having spots.

Spec'ta-cle, n. a show ; an exhibition. —
pi. glasses to assist the sight.

Spec-tac'ii-lar, a. relating to spectacles.

Spec-ta'tor, n. a looker-on ; a beholder.

Spec'tre, (spek'ter) n. an apparition.

Spec'u-lar, a. relating to a mirror.

Spec'u-late, v. n. to meditate ; to theo-
rize : — to buy in order to sell again.

Spec-u-la'tion, n. act of speculating.

Spec'u-la-tlst, n. a theorist.

Spec'u-la-tive, a. contemplative j Ideal.

Spec'u-la-tor, n. one who speculates.

Spec'u-lum, n. a mirror ; looking-glass.

Sped, i. & p. from Speed.

Speech, 71. articulate utterance ; lan-
guage : talk ; an address; a discourse.

Speech'less, a. unable to speak ; dumb.

Speed, V. n, \_i. & p. sped ;] to make
haste ; to hasten ; to succeed.

Speed, n. quickness ; celerity ; haste.

Speed'i-ly, ad. with haste or speed.

Speed'y, a. quick ; swift ; nimble.

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