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Spell, n. a charm; a turn of work.

Spell, V. a. & n. [i. &; p. spelled or
spelt ;] to read ; to cJiarm ; to form
words of letters : — to take a turn.

Spelt, n. a kind of grain or wheat.

epel'ter, n. a kind of semi-metal.

Spen'cer, n. a short, outer garment.

SpSnd, V. a. &. n. [i. &. p. spent ;J to con

sume ; to exhaust ; to expend.
Spend'thrift, n. a prodigal ; a lavisher
Spere, v. to ask ; to inquire ; to pry into
Sperm, n. animal seed ; spermaceti.
Sper-m^-ce'ti, n. a substance obtained

from the head of a species of whale.
Spew, (spu) V. to vomit ; to cast forth.
Sphere, (sf er) n. a globe ; orb ; circuit.
Spher'ic, ) a. relating to, or formed
Spher'j-c?l, ) like, a sphere ; round.
Sphe-ri(j'i-ty,n. state of being spherical,
Spher'ics, n. pi. spherical trigonometry.
Sphe'rbid, n. a body like a spliere.
Sphe-rbid'aJ, a. like a spheroid.
Spher'ule, (sfer'rul) n. a little sphere.
Sphinx, n. a monster, having the face

of a virgin and the body of a lion.
Spice, 71. an aromatic substance.
Spice, V. a. to season with spice.
Spl'cer-y, n. spices collectively,
SpTc'u-l^r,a.resembIing a dart, pointed.
Spl'cy, a. full of spice ; aromatic
Spi'der, 71. an animal that spins a web

for flies : — a sort of iron stewpan.
Spig'ot, 71. a pin or peg to stop a faucet
Spike, 71. an ear of corn : — a large nail.
Spike, V. a. to fasten with spikes.
Splke'let, n. a little spike.
Splke'nard, n. a plant and its oil.
Spi'ky,a, having spikes or sharp points.
Spile, n. a peg ; a wooden pin ; a spigot.
Spill, V. a. &, n. [i. &. p. spilt or spilled ;]

to shed ; to lose by shedding.
Spin, V. [i. & p. spun ;] to draw out

into threads ; to protract.
Spln'ach, n. a garden plant.
Spl'nal, a. belonging to the spine.
Spln'dle, n. a pin used in spinning.
Spin'dle,7j. n. to grow long and slender.
Spin'dling, a. long and slender.
Splne,7i.tlie back-bone : — a large thorn.
Spl'nel, n. a species of ruby ; a gem,
Spin'et, or Spi-net', n. a musical,

stringed instrument.
Spl'nous, a. full of thorns ; spiny.
Spln'ster, n. a woman that spins ; a
Spl'ny, a. thorny ; briery. [maiden.
Splr'a-cle, 7i, a small hole ; a pore.
Spl'ral, a. winding, like a screw.
Spi'ral-ly, ad. in a spiral form.
Spire, 7!. a curve line : — a steeple.
Splr'jt, n. a spiritual being ; the soul ;

a ghost : — temper ; ardor ; vigor j

life : — strong liquor.
Spir'it, V. a. to animate ; to inspirit.
Splr'it-ed, a. lively ; vivacious ; ardent.
Spir'it-less, a. wanting spirit; dejected.

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fepir'it-oiis,a.partaking of spirit; ardent.

Spir'it-u-al, a. relating to the spirit or
soul ; immaterial ; holyj pure ; heav-
enly ; ecclesiastical.

Spir-it-u-al'i-ty, n. state of being spir-
itual ; immateriality ; pure devotion.

Spir'}t-u-9l-ize, v. a. to render spiritual.

Spir'}t-u-ous, (spir'it-yu-us) a. having
the quality of spirit ; refined 3 ar-
dent ; active ; spiritous.

Spirt, n. an ejection. See Spurt.

Spl'ry, a. pyramidal ; wreathed ; spiral.

Spis'sj-tude, n. grossness ; thickness.

Spit, V. n. & a. [i. &. p. spit ;] to throw
out saliva or spittle.

Spit, 71. what is thrown from the
mouth : — a utensil for roasting meat.

Spit, V. a. to put on a spit.

Spite, n. malice ; rancor ; malignity.

SpTte, V. a. to vex ; to offend.

SpTte'ful, a. malicious ; malignant.

Splte'ful-ly, ad. maliciously.

Spit'tle, n. matter spit out ; saliva.

Splash, V. a. to spatter with water.

Splash,7i. water and mud thrown about.

Splash'y, a. wet and muddy.

Splay, a. displayed ; turned outward.

Splay'-foot, ) (-fut) a. having the

Splay '-foot-ed, ) foot turned outward.

Spleen, n. the milt : — ill-will ; spite.

Spleen'y, a, peevish ; fretful ; splenetic.

Splen'dent, a. shining ; resplendent.

Splen'djd, a. showy ; magnificent.

Splen'did-ly, ad. magnificently,

Splen'dor, n. lustre ; magnificence.

Splen'e-tic, a. fretful ; peevish.

Splice, n. the joining of two ropes
without a knot ; a part spliced on.

Splice, V. a. to join the ends of a rope.

Splint, I n. a thin piece of wood used

Splin'ter, \ by surgeons, &c.

Splint, V. a. to secure by splints.

Splin'ter, v. a. to shiver ; to support.

Splin'ter-y, a. having splinters ; scaly.

Split, V. a. & 71. [i. & p. split ;] to part
asunder ; to cleave ; to divide.

Spoil, V. to plunder ; to rob ; to corrupt.

Spoil, n. plunder ; pillage ; booty.

Spoke, n. a bar of a wheel.

Spoke, i. from Speak.

Spo'ken, (spo'kn) p. from Speak,

Spokes'man, n. one who speaks.

Spo-li-a'tion, n. act of robbing; robbery.

Spon-da'ic, a. of or like a spondee.

Spon'dee, n. a foot of 2 long syllables.

Sponge, (spunj) 71. a soft, porous sub-
stance ; a substance for wiping and
cleaning : — soft dough.

Sponge, V. a. to blot ; to wipe, as with

a sponge ; to harass ; to oppress.
Sp6n'|er, n. one who sponges.
Sp6n'gi-ness,7i.quality of being spongy
Spon'fy, a. resembling sponge ; soft.
Spon'sal, a. relating to marriage.
Spon'sion, 71. act of becoming a surety.
Spon'sor, n. a surety ; a godfather.
Spon-ta-ne'|-ty, n. voluntariness.
Spon-ta'ne-ous, a. acting of itself.
Spon-ta'ne-oGs-ly, ad. voluntarily.
Spon-toon', n. a kind of half-pike.
Spool, 71. a weaver's quill or reed.
Spool, V. a. to wind, as on a spool.
Spoon, n. utensil used in eating liquids.
Spoon'bill, 71. a bird of the heron tribe.
Spoon'ful, 71. as much as a spoon holds.
Sp66n'meat, taken with a spoon.
Spo-rad'ic, a. scattered ; not epidemic
Sport, n. diversion ; frolic ; mirth.
Sport, V. to play ; to frolic ; to game.
Sport'fiil, a. full of sport ; sportive.
Sport'jve, a. gay ; merry ; playful.
Sp5rts'man, n. one fond of hunting.
Spot, 71. a blot ; taint ; a small place.
Spot, V. a. to mark with spots ; to stain.
Spot'less, a. free from spots ; innocent.
Spot'ted, a. having spots ; maculated.
Spbu'^alj a. nuptial ; matrimonial.
Spbu§e, n. a husband or wife.
Spbu|e'less, a. wanting a spouse.
Spout, n. a pipe or projecting mouth of

a vessel ; a water-spout.
Spbat, V. a. Sc 7u to pour ; to issue out.
Sprain, v. a. to overstrain ligaments.
Sprain, 71. a violent straining ; wrench.
Sprang, i. from Spring; sprung.
Sprat, n. a small sea-fish.
Sprawl, V. n. to struggle ; to tumble.
Spray, n. the foam of the sea ; a twig.
Spread, (spred) v. a. & 71. [i. & p,

spread ;J to diffuse ; to extend.
Spread, (spred) n. extent ; expansion.
Sprig, 71. a small branch ; a twig.
Spright, (sprit) n. a spirit ; a shade.
Spright'li-ness, (sprit'Ie-ness) n. vigor.
Spright'ly, (sprit'le) a. gay ; lively.
Spring, V. n. [i. sprung or sprang ; p.

sprung ;] to begin ; to arise ; to leap.
Spring, V. a. to rouse ; to discharge.
Spring, 71. the vernal season : — elastic

force ; a leap : — a fountain ; a source.
Springe, (sprinj) n. a gin ; a snare.
Springe, v. a. to insnare ; to catch.
Sprlng'halt, n. a lameness or halting by

which a horse twitches up liis legs.
Spring'i-ness, n. elasticity ; wetness.
Sprin|'y, a. full of springs : — elastic.

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Bprin'kle, v. a. to scatter ; to bedew.

Sprin'kle, v. n. to scatter drops; to rain.

Sprin'kle,7j. a small quantity scattered.

Sprink'ling, n. a scattering in drops.

Sprite, n, a spirit ; a spright.

Sprout, V. n. to germinate ; to shoot.

Sprout, n. the shoot of a vegetable.

Spruce, a. nice ; trim ; neat ; exact.

Spruce, V to trim ; to dress ; to prink.

Spruce, n. an evergreen tree ; fir.

Spruce'ly, ad. in a spruce manner,

Bpruce'ness, n. neatness ; trimness.

Sprung, i. &, p. from Spring.

Spry, a. nimble ; active j lively.

Spume, V. n. to foam. — n. foam ; froth.

Spiin, i. & p. from Spin.

Spunge, n. See Sponge.

Spunk, n. rotten wood : — spirit.

Splir, n. a goad worn on the heel by
horsemen ; an incitement ; a snag.

Spiir, V. a. to prfck ; to incite, urge on.

Spiir'gilll, n. a wound made by a spur.

Spiir|e, n. a plant violently purgative.

Spu'ri-oiis, a. counterfeit ; false.

Spu'ri-ous-ly, ad. counterfeitly; falsely.

Spu'ri-ous-ness, n. state of being spu-
rious, [to scorn ; to despise ; to kick,

Splirn, V. a. & n. to reject with disdain;

Spurred, (spiird) a. wearing spui's.

Spiir'rj-er, n. one who makes spurs.

SpTirt,n.a sudden ejection; short effort.

Spiirt, V. n. & a. to fly or throw out.

Spiit'ter, v. n. &, a. to throw out spit-
tle ; to speak hastily; to spit much.

Sput'ter-er, n. one who sputters.

Spy, n. a secret emissary sent to watch
the actions of an enemy.

Spy, V. a. &. n. to discover ; to search.

Spy'-gl4ss,n. a small or short telescoj)e.

Squab, (skwob) a. thick and stout.

Squab, (skwob) n. a kind of sofa : — a
short, fat person : — a young pigeon.

Squab'ble, (skwob'bl) v. n. to scuffle.

Squab'ble, (skwob'bl) n. a low brawl.

Squad, (skwod) n. a small company.

Squad'ron, (skwod'run) n. a body of
armed men ; a part of an army or

Sqnal'id,(skwol''id)a.foul; filthy, [fleet.

Squall, V. n. to scream out, as a child.

Squall, n. a scream : — a gust of wind.

SquaU'y, a. windy ; gusty ; stormy.

Squa'lor, n. coarseness ; filth.

Squan'der, (skwon'der) v. a. to lavish.

Squire, a. having four equal sides and
four right angles; exact: honest; fair.

Squire, n. a figure of four equal sides ;
an open space in a town.

Squire, v. a. to form with right angles.

Squire, v. n. to suit with ; to fit wlth\
Squash, (skwosh) n. any thing soft :— \

a garden vegetable. [p"lp

Squash, (skwosh) v. a. to crush into
Squat, (skwbt) v. n. to sit close.
Squat, (skwoi) a. cowering ; short and
Squaw, 71. an Indian woman, [tliick.
Squeak, v. n. to make a shrill noise.
Squeak, m. a cry of pain ; a shrill cry.
Squeal, n. a shrill, sharp cry.
Squeal, v. n. to cry with pain, as a pig.
Squeam'ish, a. fastidious ; over nice.
Squeam'jsh-ly, ad. fastidiously.
Squeam'ish-ness, n. fastidiousness.
Squeeze, v. a. to press ; to oppress.
Squeeze, v. n. to urge one's way.
Squeeze, n. a close compression.
Squib, n. a little firework ; a flash.
Squill, n. a sea onion : — a shell-fish.
Squint, a. having an oblique look.
Squint, V. n. to look obliquely, or awry.
Squint'-eyed, (skwint'Id) a. having

squint eyes ; having oblique Vision.
Squire, n. a contraction of esquire.
Squire, v. a. to attend ; to wait on.
Squirm, v. n. to wind or twist about.
Squir'rel, (skwir'rel, skwer'rel, or

skwur'rel) n. a small, active animal.
Squirt, v. a. to throw out in a stream.
SquirtjTj.a pipe to eject liquor; a stream.
Stab, V. to pierce ; to wound mortally.
Stab, 71. a wound with a sharp weapon.
Sta-bil'j-ty, n. steadiness ; firmness.
Sta'ble, a. fixed ; steady ; constant ;

firm ; strong ; durable. [tie.

Sta'ble, 71. a house for horses and cat-
Sta'ble, V. to live or put in a stable.
Sta'bling, n. a house or room for beasts.
Stack, 71. a large pile of hay, straw, or

grain : — a column of chimneys.
Stack, V. a. to pile up in stacks.
Stad'dle, n. a young tree ; standard.
Sta'di-um, n. one 8th of a Roman mile.
Stafl^, n. ; pi. stave§ or stavp§ ; a stick

used in walking ; a prop ; a support.
Staff, 71. ,■ pi. stciff^ ; a set of officers.
Stag, 71. male of the red deer and hind.
Stage, n. a raised floor or platform : — .

the theatre : — a step ; a stop.
Sta^e'-coach, n. a public coach.
Sta*e'-play,7?.theatrical entertainment
Sta*e'-pla.y-er, n. an actor on the stage
Stag'f er, V. to reel ; to faint ; to alarm.
Stag'nan-cy, n. state of being stagnant.
Stag'nant, a. motionless ; not flowing.
Stag'nate, v. n. to have no motion.
Stag-na'tion, -n. a cessation of motion.
Staid, p. a. sober ; grave ; steady.

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Stain, V. a. to blot ; to color ; to tarnish.

Stain, n. a blot ; a spot ; taint of guilt.

Stain'er, n. one who stains ; a dyer.

Stain'less, a. free from blots or stains.

Btiir, n. a step. — pi. a series of steps.

Stiir'case, n. a whole set of stairs.

Stake, n. a post : — a wager; hazard.

Stake, V. a. to defend with stakes : — to
put to hazard ; to hazard ; to wager.

Stgi-lac'tlte, n. a concretion of carbo-
nate of lime, pendent like an icicle.

Stale, a. old ; vapid ; tasteless.

Stale, n. a long handle : — a decoy.

Stale, V. n. to void urine, as a beast.

St3.1k, (stawk) v. n. to walk stately.

Stalk, (stslwk) n. the stem of a plant.

Staik'y, (stSiwk'e) a. hard like a stalk.

Still, n. a stand for horses ; a bench.

Stall, V. a. to place or keep in a stall.

Stall'-fed, a. fed in a stable.

StSlll'-feed, ii. a. to feed with dry fodder.

Stall'ion,(stal'yun) n.a horse for mares.

Stal'wort, (-wUrt) ) a. stout ; strong;

Stal'worth, (-wurth) \ brave ; bold.

Sta'men,n.fertilizing organ of a flower.

Stam'i-na, n. pi. first principles.

Stam'mer, v. n. to falter in speaking.

Stamp, V. to strike with the foot ; to
impress with some mark or figure.

Stamp, n. an instrument for making an
impression ; a mark ; a print.

Stanch, V. a. to hinder from flowing.

Stanch, v. n. to cease to flow ; to stop.

Stanch, a. sound ; firm ; trusty ; hearty.

Stanch'ion, (stan'shun) n. a prop.

Stand, V. n. [i. & p. stood ;] to be upon
the feet ; to persist ; to stop.

Stand, V. a. to endure ; to sufl^er.

Stand, n. a station ; halt ; small table.

Stand'ard, n. an ensign of war: — a
rule ; a test ; rate : — a standing tree.

Stand'ard, a. affording a test to others.

Stand'ing, 71. continuance; station.

Stand 'jsh, n. a stand for pen and ink.

Stan'na-ry, n. a tin-mine ; tin-works.

Stan'za, n. a set of lines adjusted to
each other in a poem or hymn.

Sta'ple, n. a mart ; an original mate-
rial ; a chief commodity or article
of produce : — a loop of iron.

Sta'ple, a. established ; principal.

Star, ?i. a luminous, heavenly body : —
a mark of honor: — an asterisk, [*].

Star'board, n. the right side of a ship.

Starch, n. a substance to stiffen linen.

Starch, v. a. to stifl^en with starch.

Starch'y, a. partaking of starch.

Stiie, V. n. to look intently ; to gaze.

Stire, n. a fixed look : — a bird.

Sta.r'f inch, n. a beautiful bird.

Star'f ish, n. a marine animal.

Stark, a. mere ; simple ; plain ; gross

Stark, ad. wholly ; entirely.

Sfar'less, a. having no light of stars.

Sfar'Ilght, (star'Iit) n. light of the stars.

Star'ling, n. a bird: — a defence to piers.

Star'ry, a. consisting of, or like, stars.

Start, V. n. to rise or move suddenly.

Start, V. a. to alarm ; to startle, rouse.

Start, n. a motion of terror ; a spring.

Star'tle, v. n. to shrink with fright.

Star'tle, v. a. to fright ; to shock.

Start'ling,;?. a, that startles ; shocking.

Starve, v. n. to perish with hunger.

Starve, v, a, to kill with hunger.

Starve'ljng, n. a lean, meagre animal.

State, n. condition ; pomp ; a body pol-
itic ; a kingdom or republic.

State, V. a. to settle ; to tell ; to relate

Stat'ed, p. a. regular; established.

Stat'ed-ly, ad. at stated times,

Sjtate'lj-ness, n. grandeur ; pomp.

State'ly, a. grand ; lofty ; majestic.

State^ment, n. act of stating; a recital

State'-r66m, n. a room in a sliip.

States'man, n. one versed in the arts
of civil government.

Stat'ic, ) a. relating to statics, or thb

Stat'i-cal, ) art of weighing.

Stat'ics, the art of weighing.

Sta'tion, n. a fixed place ; a place of
stopping; situation ; post; office.

Sta'tion, v. a. to place ; to establish.

Sta'tion-al, a. relating to a station.

Sta'tion-a-ry, a. fixed ; not progressive.

Sta'tion-er, n. a dealer in paper, &.c.

Sta'tion-er-y, n. the wares of a sta-
tioner, as books, paper, pens, &c.

Sta-tis'ti-cal, a. relating to statistics.

Sta-tis'tjcs, n. pi. the science which
treats of the resources of nations.

Stat'u-91-ry, n. art of carving ; a statue ;
a sculptor ; a carver.

Stat'ue, (stat'yu) n. a carved image.

Stat'ure, (stat'yur) n. height ; tallness.

Stat'u-ta-ble, a. according to statute.

Stat'ute, (stat'yut) n. a law enacted by
a legislative body ; an edict.

Stat'u-to-ry, a. enacted by statute.

Stave, V. a. to break ; to push away.

Stave, n. a thin piece of timber.

Stay, V, n. & a, [i. & p. staid or stayed ;)
to prop ; to continue ; to wait, stop.

Stay, n. continuance ; a stop ; a prop.

Stay'lace, n. a lace to fasten stays with

Stay'-mak-er, n. one who makes stays

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Btay^, n. pi. bodice for women : — large
ropes to support a ship's mast.

?tead, (stod) 71. room ; place.

Stead'f^st, a. firm ; fixed ; constant.

Stead 'fast-ly, ad. firmly ; steadily.

Stead 'i-ly, ad. with steadiness.

Stead'i-ness, n. constancy ; firmness.

Stead'y, a. firm ; regular ; constant.

Stead'y, v. a. to make or keep steady.

Steak, (stdk) n. a slice of beef ; a collop.

Steal, V. a, &, n. [i. stole ; p. stolen ;] to
take by theft ; to withdraw privily.

Stealth, (stelth) n. a secret act; privacy.

Stealth'y, a. performed by stealth.

Steam, n. an elastic fluid, into which
water is converted by heat ; vapor.

Steam, v. n. to send up vapor ; to fume.

Steam, V. a, to apply steam to,

Steam'boat, ) n. a vessel or ship pro-

Steam'er, \ pelled by steam.

Steam'-en-|ine, n. an engine acted
upon by the expansive force of steam.

Ste'a-tite, n. soapstone.

Steed, n. a horse for state or war.

Steel, n, iron refined and hardened.

Steel, V. a. to edge or furnish with
steel ; to harden. [weighing.

Steel'ypird, tl. a kind of balance for

Steep, a. precipitous ; sloping.

Steep, n. a steep ascent or descent.

Steep, V. a. to soak ; to macerate.

Stee'ple, K. a turret of a church ; spire.

Steep'ness, n. state of being steep.

Steer, n. a young bullock or ox.

Steer, v. a. <fc n. to direct; to guide.

Steer'age, n. act of steering : — the
stern or hinder part of a ship.

Steer§'mcin, n. one who steers ; a pilot.

Stel'lar, a. relating to the stars.

Stel'l?te, a. radiated as a star.

Stem, n. the stalk of a plant or tree ; a
stalk ; twig : — a family ; race.

StSm, V. a. to oppose, as a current.

Stench, n, a fetid or bad smell.

Sten'cil, n. an instrument for painting.

Sten'cil, v. a. to form with a stencil.

Ste-nog'ra-pher, n. one versed in ste-
nography. ' [short-hand.

Ste-nog'ra-phy, n. art of writing in

Sten-t5'ri-an, a. loud, like Stentor.

Stip, V. V. to move with the feet ; to go.

Step, n. a pace ; stair ; degree ; action.

Step'ping-st5ne, n. a stone for the foot.

Ster'e-o-type, n. the art of forming me-
tallic plates for printing.

Ster'e-o-type, v. a. to make plates of
fixed metallic types to print from.

Ster'e-o-type, a. relating to stereotype.

Ster'e-9-typ-er, n. one who stereotypes

Ster'ile, a. barren ; unfruitful.
Ste-rll'i-ty, n, unfruitfulness.
Ster'ling, a. genuine ; standard.
Stern, a. severe in look ; harsh ; rigid
Stern, n. the hind part of a ship, &c.
Stern'ly, ad. in a stern manner, [ness,
Stern'ness, n, severity of look; narsh-
Ster-nu-ta'tion, ii. the act of sneezing.
Ster-nii'tsi-to-ry, a. causing sneezing.
St^r'to-roiis, a. respiring ; snoring.
Stew, V. a, to boil or seethe slowly.
Stew, V. n. to be seethed slowly.
Stew, 72. meat stewed. [aflJairs.

Stevv'ard, n. a manager of another'3
Stew'ard-ship, n. office of a steward.
Stew'pan, n. a pan used for stewing.
Stick, n. a small piece of wood ; a staff".
Stick, V. a. [i. & p. stuck ;] to fasten

on ; to affix ; to set : — to stab, pierce.
Stick, V. n. to adhere ; to be constant.
Stick'i-ness, n. adhesive quality.
Stic'kie, V. n. to contest ; to altercate.
StTck'Ier, n. an obstinate contender;
Stick'y, a. adhesive ; glutinous.
Stiff", a. rigid ; inflexible ; stubborn.
Stiffen, (stif'fn) v. to make or grow
Stiff^'ly, ad. rigidly ; inflexibly, [stiff".
Stiff^-necked, (stif nekt) a. stubborn.
Stlff^'ness, 71. state of being stiff".
Sti'fie, r. a. to suflTocate ; to suppress.
Stig'ma, 71. a brand ; mark of infamy
Stig'ma-tize, v. a. to fix a stigma on.
Sti-let'to, n. a small, round dagger.
Still, V. a. to make silent; to quiet.
Still, a. silent; quiet; motionless.
Still, ad. till now ; nevertheless ; ever,
Still, 71. a vessel for distillation.
Still'bbrn, a. dead at the birth.
Still'ness, 71. silence ; taciturnity.
Stilt, V. a. to raise on stilts ; to elevate,
Stilts, n. pi. walking supports.
Stim'u-lant, a. stimulating j exciting,
Stim'u-lant, n. a stimulating medicine .
Stim'u-late, v. a. to excite ; to spur on,
Stim-u-la'tion, n. act of stimulating.
Stim'u-lus, 71. that which stimulates.
Sting, V. a. [u & p. stung ; [ to pierce or

wound with a point or stmg ; to pain.
Sting, 71. an animal's weapon ; a point.
Stin'li-ness, n. covetousness ; niggard-
Stin'gy,a.covetous; niggardly, [liness.
Stink', V. n. [i. stunk or stank , p.

stunk ;] to emit an off'ensive smell.
Stink, 71. an offensive smell.
Stint, V. a. to bound ; to limit.
Stint, 71. a limit ; a bound 3 a task.
Sti'pend, 71. a settled pay ; salary.

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StI-pSn'di-9-iy, a. receiving a stipend.

Stip'ple, V. n. to engrave by dots.

Stip'u-late, ??. n. to contract ; to bargain.

Stip-u-la'ti9n, n. a contract ; a bargain.

Stir, V. a. to move ; to agitate ; to incite.

Stir, V. n. to move ; to be in motion.

Sti'r, n. tumult; commotion ; bustle.

Stir'rup, (stur'rup or stlr'rup) n. an iron
for a horseman's foot.

Stitch, V. to sew ; to join ; to unite.

Stitch, n. a pass of a needle.

Stive, V. a. to stuff up ; to press.

Sti'ver, n. a Dutch copper coin.

Stoatj n. an animal of the weasel kind.

Stock, n. the stem of a plant or tree : —
a sort of cravat : — a race ; lineage :
— cattle : — a store ; a fund.

Stock, V. a. to store ; to fill sufficiently.

Stock-ade', n. an enclosure of pointed
.stakes. [stakes.

Stock-ade', v. a. to fortify with pointed

Stock'-br5-ker, n. a dealer in stocks.

Stock'f ish, 71. codfish dried hard.

Stock 'hoi d-er, n. an owner of stock.

Stock'ing, n. a covering for the leg.

Stbck'-job-ber, n. a stock-broker.

Stock'-job-bing,ra.speculation in stocks.

Stocks, n. pi. a prison for the legs, used
for punishment : — public funds.

Stock'-still, a. quite still.

Stock'y, a. stout ; short and thick.

Sto'jc, n. one who is stoical.

Sto'jc, i a. cold ; wanting feeling or

Sto'j-cgil, \ sensibility ; austere.

St6'}-c?ii-ly, ad. in a stoical manner.

Sto'i-cif m, n. insensibility.

Stole, n. a long vest ; a robe : — ^^a shoot.

St5le, i. from Steal.

Sto'len, (sto'ln) p. from Steal.

Stom'ji^h, 71. the ventricle in which
food IS digested ; appetite : — anger.

Stom'agh, v. a. to receive : — to resent.

Stom'a-cher, n. an ornament for the
breast. * [stomach.

Sto-migh'ic, n. a medicine for the

Stone, n. a mineral not ductile or mal-
leable ; a gem : '— a concretion in the
kidneys : — a weight of 14 pounds- —
a hard seed-case of fruit.

Stone, a. made or consisting of stone.

Stone, V. a. to beat or kill with stones.

St5ne'cut-ter, n. one who hews stones.

StSne'iruit, n. peaches, plums, &c.

Ston'i-ness, n. the state of being stony.

Ston'y, a. made of, or full of, stones.

Stood, (stud) i. & p. from Stand.

Stook, n. twelve sheaves of corn.

StSol, 71. a seat without a back.

StS6p, V. n. to bend forward ; te yieldt
to submit ; to condescend.

Stoop, 71. act of stooping : — a vessel.

Stop, V. a. to hinder ; to obstruct.

Stop, v.n. to cease to proceed ; to stay

Stop, 11. a pause ; a cessation 5 a mark

Stop'cock, 71. a pipe to let out liquor.

Stop'pa|e, 71. the act of stopping.

Stop'per, ) 71. that by which a hole of

Stop'pie, ) any vessel is filled up.

St5r'a*e, 71. act of, or pay for, storing.

Store, 71. a large quantity ; storehouse

StSre, V. a. to furnish ; to lay up.

Stoie'hbuse, 71. a warehouse.

Sto'ried, (sto'rjd) a. having stories.

Stork, 71. a large bird of passage.

Storm, n. a tempest : — an assault.

Storm, V. a. to attack by open force.

Storm, V. n. to raise tempests ; to rage

Storm'f inch, 7t. a bird ; the petrel.

Stbrm'y, a. tempestuous ; windy.

St5'ry, 71. a tale ; a narrative : — a stage
or floor of a building ; a loft.

Stout, a. strong ; lusty ; valiant ; brave

Stout'ly, ad. lustily ; boldly ; bravely.

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