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Clack, n. A lasting and importunate noise : — an
instrument that strikes : — prate.

Clack, v. n. To make a sudden, sharp noise.

Clack'er, n. The clack of a mill.

ClXd, p. From Clothe. Clothed. See Clothe.

Claim, v. a. To demand of right or as due : — to
profess ownership of; to request ; to require.

Claim, n. A demand as of right, or of any thing
due ; thing claimed ; a title ; pretension.

Claim'a-ble, a. That may be claimed.

Claim'ant or Claim'ER, n. One who claims.

CLA!R-v6i?'ANCE, n. [Fr.] Clear-seeing j sight
communicated by Mesmerism.

Clair-voy'ant, a. Relating to clairvoyance.

Clair-voy-ant, n. A Mesmerized seer.

ClXm, n. A small bivalve shell-fish.

Clam, v. a. To clog with any giutinous matter.

ClXm, v. n. To be moist ; i stick.

Cla'mant, a. Crying ; beseeching earnestly.

Clam'ber, v. n. To climb with difficulty.

Clam'MI-ness, n. Viscosity ; viscidity.

Clam'my, a. Viscous; glutinous; slimy.

Clam'or, n. A loud noise; an outcry; vocifer-
ation ; an uproar.

Clam'or, v. n. To make outcries ; to vociferate.

ClAm'or-ous, a. Vociferous; noisy; turbulent.

Clam'or-oDs-LY, ad. In a noisy manner.

Clamp, n. A piece of wood joined to another.

Clamp, «. a. To strengthen by a clamp; to stamp.

Clan, n. A family ; a race ; a tribe.

Clan'cu-lar, a. Clandestine ; secret. [R.]

Clan-des'tine, a. Secret ; hidden ; private.
Syn. — A clandestine marriage is one intention-
ally kept secret. A secret or private meeting ; a
hidden plot ; a concealed intention.

CLAN-DES-TINE-Niiss, n. Privacy ; secrecy.

Clang, n. A sharp, shrill noise ; clank.

Clang, v. n. To clatter ; to make a shrill noise.

ClSng, v. a. To strike together with a noise.

ClXn'gqr, n. A loud, shrill sound ; clang.

Clan'GOUS, a. Making a clang. [R.]

Clank, n. A shrill noise, as of a chain ; clang.

Clank, v. n. To make a shrill noise ; to chink.

ClXn'nish, a. Disposed to unite in clans.

Clan' SHIP, n. An association of persons.

Clap, v. a. To strike together so as to make a
noise ; to applaud with the hands : — to add one
thing to another : — to poison.

Clap, U.K. To strike the hands together in ap-
plause : — to begin or move briskly.

Clap, n. A loud explosion of thunder : — an act
of applause ; a blow : — a venereal infection.

*ClXp'b6ard (klab'bord), n. A thin, narrow board,
used in America for the outermost covering of
wooden houses : — a stave.

♦ClXp'board, v. a. To cover with clapboards.

Clap'per, n. One who claps ; the tongue of a bell.

ClXp'per-clXw, v. a. To scold ; to revile.

Clap'trXp, n. An artifice to insnare.

CLXR'EN-CEt5x, ; (klar'en-shu), n. (Eng-.) The

ClXr'en-cieCx, \ second king at arms.

ClAre'-OE-scure', n. Light and shade in painting
Clar'et, 71. A species of reddish French wine.
ClXr'I-^hord, 7i. A musical instrument.
ClXr-i-fj-ca'tiqn, 71. The act of clarifying.
ClXr'J-fi-er, n. He or that which clarifies.
ClXr'i-fy, v. a. To make pure or clear; to purifyj

as liquor ; to fine ; to brighten.
ClXr'i-fy, v. n. To clear up ; to grow bright.
CLAR-i-NET', n. A musical wind-instrument; a

kind oi hautboy ; — often written clarionet.
Clar'i-on [klar'e-un, P. J. Ja. Sm.i klar'yun, S.

E. K. C. ; klar'yun, fV. ; kla're-un, F.J, n. A

kind of trumpet, of a shrill, clear tone. [dor

ClXr'i-tude 07- ClXr'i-ty, 7^. Brightness; splen-
Cl'A' RO-oB-scv' Rd, n. [It.] Clare-obscure in

picture or painting. See Chiaro-oscuro.
ClXsh, v. 71. To act in opposition ; to interfere.
ClXsh, v. a. To strike one thing against anothei^
ClXsh, 77. A noisy collision of two bodies.
ClXsh'ing, 71. Opposition ; conflict ; collision.
ClAsp (12), 71. A kind of hook : — an embrace.
ClXsp, v. a. To shut with a clasp ; to embrace.
ClAsp'er, 71. He or that which clasps.
ClAsp'knife, 71. A knife which folds into the

handle; ajackknife.
Class (12), n. A number of persons or things equal

in rank ; a rank ; an order ; a division ; a set, as

of pupils or of students.

Syn. — A class of students ; high, low, or middle

class ; persons of high or low rank ; order of no-
bility. See Species.
Class, v. a. To arrange in a class ; to classify.
Syn. — Class or classify according to quality;

arrange in order ; range in battle-array.
ClXs'sic, I a. Relating to authors of the first
ClXs'sj-cal, S rank ; Greek or Latin ; elegant.
ClXs'sic, 71. An author of the first rank: — a work

of a classic author: — one versed in the classic

' ClXs'si-cal-ly, ad. In a classical manner.
Clas-sIf'ic, a. Forn ing or noting a class.
CLXs-si-FJ-CA'TipN, n. Act of arranging into

Clas'si-fy, V, a. To arrange in classes ; to class.
Ci.AS'sis,n.; pi. clas'SE:^. [L.] Order; body;

class. [other.

ClAss'mate, 71. One of the same class with an-
ClXt'ter, v. n. To make a confused noise.
ClXt'ter, v. a. To cause to sound and rattle.
ClXt'ter, 71. A rattling, confused noise ; a rattle.
ClXt'ter-Tng, n. A noise; rattle ; a clatter.
ClAu'di-cXnt, a. Limping; halting. [R.]
Clau'dj-cate, 7j. 71. To halt, [r.] ^

Clau-di-ca'tion, n. Lameness. [R.]
ClAu§e, n. Part of a sentence : — limb ; member t

— an article or stipulation.
Claus'tral, a. Relating to a cloister.
Claus'ure (klaw'zhur), 71. Confinement. [JI.]
ClXv'^A-ted, a. Cliib-shaped ; set with knobs.
|Clave, i. From Cleave. See Cleave.
ClXv'i-jCHORD, 71. The same as clarichord.
ClXv'I-cle, n. The collarbone.
Cla'VI-er, 71. {Mils.) An assemblage of all Ihv

keys of an organ or pianoforte.
ClXv'!-(;jer, 71. [L.] A keeper of keys.
ClAw, 71. The foot of a beast, bird, or fish.
ClAw, v. a. To tear with claws ; to scratch.
ClAwed rklSiwd), a. Furnished with claws.
Clay (kla), ji. An unctuous, tenacious earth; ar-
gillaceous earth ; alumina.
Clay, v. a. To cover with clay.
Clay'-cold, a. Lifeless ; cold as earth.
Claye^ (klaz), 71. pi. {Fort.) Wattles made with

stakes interwoven with osiers.
Clay'ey (kla'e), a. Consisting of or like clay.
ClAy'-Marl, 71. A whitish, chalky clay.
ClAy'More, 71. A large, two-handed sword.
Clay'-PIt, 71. A pit where clay is dug.
ClAy'-Stone, 71. Argillaceous limestone.
Clean (clen), a. Free from dirt and impurity ;

not foul : — elegant ; neat : — entire : — innocent.

A, e, T, 6, u, y, long; X, £, 1, 6, ti, y, short ; A, 5, 1, <?, y, V, oia'ciire.— fAre, far, fAst, All; hEie, hjeb;




Clean, iiA Quite ; perfectly, c'oiii^:.i>U''l>

Clean, p. a. To free from dirt ; to purify ; c/eanse.

CLEAN' INS, n. A cleausing : — the after-birth or
secundines of a cow.

Clean'li-ly (klen'le-le), ad. In a cleanly manner.

Clean'li-nEss (klen'le-nes), n. Neatness.

Clean'ly (klen'le), a. Clean ; neat ; pure.

Clean'ly (klen'le), ad. In a clean manner.

Clean'ness, n. Neatness; purity: — innocence.

Clean^'a-Ble, a. That may be cleansed.

Cleanse (klenz), v. a. To free from dirt or impu-
rity ; to purify ; to scour ; to clean.

Clean^'er, n. He or that which cleanses.

Clean^'ins (klenz'ing), n. Purification.

Clear (kler), a. Bright; serene; perspicuous: —
indisputable; manifest: — exempt; free.

Syn. — Clear night ; bright moon ; serene sky ;
perspicuous language ; indisputable fact ; manifest
contradiction : — clear from fault ; exempt from
punishment ; free from blame.

CLisAR (kler), ad. Plainly ; clean ; quite.

Clear, n. The space wittiin walls or any covering.

Clear, v. a. To make clear ; to free from ol)scu-
rity ; to acquit ; to vindicate: — to cleanse.

Clear, v. n. To grow bright, fair, or disengaged.

Clear' A^-E, n. The removing of any thing.

Clear'ance, 71. The act of clearing: — the cer-
tificate given by the collector of a port that a ship
has been properly entered and cleared.

Clear'ER, n. One who clears ; a purifier.

Clear'ing, n. Justification ; defence.

Clear'ly, ad. Brightly ; plainly ; evidently.

Clear'ness, n. Transparency ; distinctness.

Clear'-sight-ed (kler'sit-ed), a. Seemg well.

Clear'-sIght-ed-ness, 71. Discernment.

Clear'-starch, v. a. To starch, and then spread
out in order to clear ; to stifiien with starch.

Clear'-starch-er, n. One who clear-starches.

Cleat, 71. A piece of wood for fastening or strengtli-
ening: — a thin metallic plate.

Cleav'a-ble, a. That may be divided cr cleft.

Cleav'a(J^e, n. Act or manner of splitting.

Cleave (kl5v), v. n. [i. cleaved (Iclave) ; pp.
CLEAVING, CLEAVED.] To adhere J to hold to;
to unite aptly.

Cleave (kle v), v. a. \i. clove or cleft (fcLA ve) ;


divide ; to separate.

Cleave, v. n. To part asunder ; to separate.

Cleav'er, 71. A butcher's instrument.

Clef, 71. \Mas.) A character or mark for the key.

Cleft, I. &7». From C/ea7;e. Divided.

Cleft, n. A space made by the separation of parts.

Cleg, 7J. The horsefly. [Local, Eng.]

Clem'en-cy, 77. Lenity; mercy; mildness.

Syn. — Clemency, lenity, and leniency are em-
ployed only towards offenders ; mercy to offenders
and to all who are in distress ; mildness to all.

Clem'ent, a. Mild ; gentle ; merciful ; kind.

Clem'en-Tine, a. Relating to Clement.

Clem'ent-ly, ad. In a merciful manner.

Clench. See Clinch.

fCLEPE, V. a. To call. — v. n. To call.

Clep' SY-DRA or Clep-sv' DRA [klep'sB-drfi,
IV. Sm'. C. fVb.; klep-'sl'dr?, Ja.K. Brand'e], ii.
[Li.] a kind of water-clock among the ancients :
— a chemical vessel.

tCLER'f/!-CAL,a. Relating to the clergy ; clerical.

Cler'GV, n. The body set apart for the services
of religion ; the priesthood ; — opposed to laity.

Cler'c^y-a-BLE, a. {Law.) Admitting benefit of
clergy, or exemption from punishment.

CLiSR'(^Y-lviAN, 71. One of the clergy.

Syn. — In Christian communities, the people
are distinguished into clergy 'aw A laity; and the
clergy compri:'e8 such persons as are regularly
licensed or ordained as ministers or preachers of
the Gospel ; yet, in England, those who preside
over (lisMonting congregations are not styled cler-
gijinen, but ministers.
Ill the Episcopal Church, the clergy are divided

into itiTee general orders, bishops, priests, anil
deacons. — In the English establishment, there
are other orders subordinate to bishops ; as deans,
(next in rank to bishops,) archdeacons ; — preben-
daries and canons, who are beneficed clergymen
connected witli cathedral or collegiate churches.
The pastors of parishes, or parish priests, who re-
ceive the tithes of a parish, are vicars, rectors,
parsons, or curates ; but curates are commonly
clergymen employed by rectors, &c., to assist them
or to perform their duties.

Cler'ic or Cler'i-cal, a. Relating to the clergy.

*Clerk (klark or klerk) [klark, S. IV. P. J. E. F.
Ja. K. Sm. C. ; klerk, fVb.], n. A secretary or
book-keeper ; a writer : — one who reads the re-
sponses in the church service.

*CLERK'LiKE, a. Like a clerk ; learned.

*Clerk'ship, n. The office of a clerk.

Clev'er, a. Dexterous; skilful; ingenious.—
[U. S.J Well-disposed; good-natured; honest.

Syn. — Clever in managing business ; dexterous
in performance ; a skilful physician ; an ingenious

Clev'er-ly, ad. In a clever manner.

Clev'er-ness, 71. Quality of being clever.

Clev'is, ) 74. A drauglit iron in the form of a bow,

CLlJv'y, \ to put ■on the end of the tongue of a
cart, wagon, &c.

Clew (klu), 77. A thread wound upon a bottom
or ball ; — a guide ; a direction : — corner of a sail.

Clew (kla), v. a. To direct: — to raise the sails.

Click, b. 77. To make a sharp, small noise.

Click, v. a. To catch or snatch hastily.

Click, n. The latch of a door : — a sharp sound.

ClTck'er, 77. A servant who invites in customers,

ClI'ent, n. A dependant, correlative of patron: —
one who employs a lawyer.

Cli-iJN'TAL, a. Dependent. Burke.

ClI'ent-ed, a. Supplied with clients.

Cli'ent-ship, 77. State or condition of a client.

Cliff or fCLlFT, n. A steep rock ; a precipice.

Cliff' Y. a. BroJien ; craggy.

Cli-Mac'TER, n. Same as climacteric.

?k-ter'ik, fV. J. E. F. Ja. Sm. R. C. ; kll-mak-
ter'ik, S. P. K.; kli-mak'ter-ik, fVb. Kenrick,
Entick], n. A critical year in human life, when
some great change is supposed to befall the body.
The sixty-third year is called the grand climacteric.

*Clim-ac-ter'!c, la. Relating to critical pe-

Cl'i'm-ac-ter'i-cal, \ riods of life.

ClI-MATE, 77. A space upon the surface of the
earth, being a belt of the globe parallel to the
equator ; — a region, or tract of land : — constitu-
tion or state of the atmosphere, relative to heat,
moisture, &c. ; temperature.

Cl}-mat'ic, a. Relating to a climate.

Cli'ma-tize, v. a. To inure ; to acclimate.

CLi-MA-TOL'p-giY, 77. A treatise on climate.

fCLi'MA-TURE, 71. Climate.

Cli'mXx, 77. Gradation ; ascent. — {Rhet.) A fig-
ure by which the sentence rises gradually, from
tliat which is lower or less impressive, to that
which is higher or more impressive.

ClImb (kllm), V. n. [i. climbed (jclomb) ; pp.
CLIMBING, CLIMBED (fcLOMB).] To ascend with

Climb (kllm), v. a. To ascend ; to mount.

Climb' A-BLE (kll'ma-bl), a. Ascendable.

ClImb'er (klim'er), 77. One who climbs.

Clime, 71. Climate ; region.

Clinch, v. a. To grasp ; to contract ; to rivet ; to fix.

Clinch, v. n. To hold fast ; to adhere.

Clinch, 77. A pun; a witty saying: — part of a

Clinch'er, 77. One that clinches ; a cramp.

Cling, v. n. [i. clung; pp. clinqino, cluno.}
To haiigjipon by twining round ; to adhere.

ClIng'stone, 77. A kind of poach, the pulp of
vvhicli adheres to the stone.

CLiNje'v,a. Apt to cling ; adhesive.

HiENjSiR; MOVE, NOR, s5n ; bOll, bUr, rOLE, — 9, 9, |,ao/£; «, e, 5, |, Aard ; ^asz ; ^a«gz , THI3,




ClIn'ig ) a. Pertaining to a bed ; confined to
CLiN'i-CAL, \ the bed ; bedridden.
Clin'ic, n. One confined on a bed of sickness.
Clink, v. a. To ring ; to jingle ; to clank.
Clink, v. n. To emii, a small, sharp noise.
Clink, n. A sharp, successive noise ; clank.
C1.INQUAJVT {kUiigk'^nt), a. [Fr.] Glittering.
Clip, v. a. To cut with sliears ; to curtail.
Clip'per, n. One who clips: — a barber: — a

sharp. Cast-sailing vessel.
Clip'pin&, n. Act of cutting ; a part cut ofF.
OZTQVE {k\ek),n. [Ft.] A party ; a coterie.
Cloak (klok), 7t. An outer garment ; a cover.
Cloak, v. a. To cover with a cloak ; to hide.
Cloak'-Ba&, n. A portmanteau.
Clock, n. An instrument to show time: — an

insect ; a beetle : — embroidery on a stocking.
Clock, ». re. To make a noise like the hen; to

Clock, v. a. To call, as a hen. See Cluck.
Cl6ck'-Mak-er, re. One who makes clocks.
CLOCK'-SiiT-TER, n. One who regulates clocks.
Clock'-Work (-wlirk), re. The work of a clock ;

well-adjusted work.
Clod, re. A lump of earth or clay: — a dt-lt ;

Clod, v. re. To gather into concretions ; to clot.
Clod, D. a. To pelt with clods.
Clod'dy, a. Consisting of clods : gross.
Cl6d'h6p-per, re. A clown : — a laboring farmer.

ct6%ltH:\^- Astupid fellow; a dolt.
Cl6d'pat-ed, a. Stupid ; dull.
Cl6ff,m. An allowance of weight. See Clouoh.
Clog, v. a. To encumber ; to hinder ; to obstruct.
Clog, v. re. To coalesce ; to be encumbered.
Clog, n. An encumbrance : — a wooden shoe.
Clog'jSI-ness, n. Tile state of being clogged.
ClSg'sing, re. An obstruction ; a hinderance.
Clog'jGV, a. Clogging up ; obstructing.
Clois'ter, ?i. A monastery; a nunnery: — an
arcade ; a piazza. See Abbey.

To shut up in a cloister; to

Clois'ter, u,

Cl61s'ter-al, a.
Cl6is'ter-er, n.

Solitary ; recluse.

One belonging to a cloister.

Clois'tress (klois'tres), re. A nun. Skak.

Cloke, re. An outer garment. See Cloak.

•fCLOMB [klom, W. Sm. ; kliim, P. ; kloin, Ja.
K.], i. From Climb. Climbed. See Climb.

Clomp, v. re. To walk with heavy steps ; to clamp.

fCLOOM, ?;. a. To close with glutinous matter.

Clo^e, v. a. To shut: — to conclude; to termi-
nate : — to enclose : — to join ; to unite.

Close, v. n. To coalesce ; to unite ; to end.

CLo|E,re. Conclusion; end; pause; cessation.

Close, re. An enclosed place; a field: — a pas-
sage ; a narrow street.

Close, a. Shut fast ; tight : — compact ; solid :
— secret ; trusty ; sly ; retired : — intent : — near
to: — penurious; — restricted to few; not open,
as " a close corporation."

Close, arf. Densely ; closely.

Close'-bod-ied, a. Made to fit close to the body.

ClsIe'IhSnd'Id, i "■ Penurious ; parsimonious.

Close'ly, ad. In a close manner ; secretly.

Close'ness, re. State of being close; secrecy;

Cl6§'er, re. A finisher ; a concluder.

Close'stool, n. A chamber cabinet.

Clo^'et, re. A small room for privacy ; a cup-

Clo^'et,!). a. To shut up in a closet; to conceal.

Tlosh, re. A distemper in the feet of cattle.

Clos'ing, re. Period; conclusion; termination.

Clo^'ijre (klo'zhur), re. Act of shutting up ; end.

Clot,)!. Any thing clotted ; coagulation: — a clod.

Clot, v. a. To form clots or clods ; to coagulate.

Cloth (kloth or kliwth, 21) [kloth, fV. P. F. Ja.
Sm. C. : klawth, S. J. K. Wb.], re. ; pi. CLOTH5

(klawthz). Any thing woven for dress ; ? woven
tabric : — a covering for a table.
Clothe (kloth), v. a. \i. clothed or CL^E ; pp.


garments ; to dress ; to invest.
Clothe§ (klothz or kloz) [klothz, P. F. Sm. , kloz,

S. J. E. C. ; klothz or kloz, W. Ja.], re. pi. Gar-

nients ; raiment ; dress ; vesture ; apparel.
Cloth'ier (kloth'yer), re. A maker or seller of

cloth or clothes. — (U. S.) A fuller of cloth.
Cloth'ing, re. Dress; vesture; clothes.
Clot'ter, ». re. To concrete ; to coagulate.
Clot'ty, a. Full of clots ; clotted.
Cloud, re. A collection of vapors suspended in tho

air, and so condensed as to be visible : — something

that covers or obscures ; obscurity : — a crowd.
CloOd, v. a. To darken with clouds; to obscure.
Cloud, v. re. To grow cloudy or obscure.
Cloud'capt, a. Topped with clouds.
Cloud'i-ly, ad. With clouds ; obscurely.
Cloud'I-ness, re. State of being cloudy ; darkness.
Cloud'less, a. Without clouds ; clear.
CloOd'y, a. Covered with clouds ; dark ; obscure.
Clough (kluf or klof) [klijf, Ja. K. Sm. Wb. ; klof,

P. F. ; klou, IV.], n. A cliff; a cleft.
Clough (klof), re. Allowance in weight. See

Clout, 71. A cloth for any mean use ; a patch.
CLotJT, V. a. To patch ; to cover with a clotli.
Clove, i. From Cleave.
Clove, re. A spice: — a weight: — a cleft.
Clo'ven (klo'vn), p. From Cleave. Cleft.
Clo'ven-foot-ed (kl6'vn-fut-ed), ) a. Having
Clo'ven-hoofed (klo'vn-hoft), ) the foot

Clo'ver, re. A kind of grass ; a species of trefoil.
CLO'VERED (klo'verd), a. Covered with clover.
Clovvn, re. A rustic ; a coarse, ill-bred man.
Clown'er-y, re. Ill-breeding; rudeness.
Clown'ish, a. Coarse ; rough ; ill-bred ; ungainly.
CLOWN'isH-NJiss, re. Rusticity; incivility.
Cloy, v. a. To satiate ; to fill to loathing ; to glut.
ICloy'MENT, re. Surfeit ; satiety. Shak.
Club, re. A heavy stick: — a small society: — a

share : — suit of cards.
(-LUB, V. n. To join in a common expense.
ClDb, v. a. To pay to a common reckoning.
Clubbed (kliibd), a. Heavy or thick, like a club^
ClOb'bist, 71. A member of a club.
Club'-fist-ed, a. Having a large fist.
Club'-Foot (-tut), re. A distorted foot.
Club'-foot-ed (-fiit-), a. Having crooked feet.
Club'-Law, re. The law of rude force ; compulsion.
Club'-Man, re. One who carries a club : — clubbist.
Club'-Room, re. The room in which a club meets.
ClOck, v. n. To call chickens, as a hen.
ClDck, v. a. To call, as a hen calls chickens.
Clue, n. See Clew.

Cl tJMP, re. A shapeless mass : — a cluster of trees.
ClijM'§!-ly, ad. In a clumsy manner.
Clum'^j-ness, re. Awkwardness.
Clum'^V, a. Awkward; heavy; artless; unhandy.
CLijNCH, 7!. (Ocol.) The hard bed of the lower

chalk ; an indurated clay.
ClDng, L&cp. From Cliiiff.
Clu'ni-Xc, re. A reformed Benedictine monk.
Clus'ter, re. A bunch: — a collection ; a body.
Clus'ter, v. re. To grow in bunches or clusters.
Clus'ter, v. a. To collect into bodies ; to gather.
Clus'ter-y, a. Growing in clusters.
Clutch, v. a. To gripe; to grasp; to contract

the hand.
Clutch, re. Grasp. — PI. The paws ; the talons ;

hands, in a sense of rapacity or cruelty.
Clut'TER, re. A bustle ; disorder ; clatter.
ClDt'ter, v. re. To make a noise or bustle.
Cl\'p'e-ate, a. {But.) Resembling a shield.
CLVs'Mlc,a. Washing; cleansing.
Clys'ter [klis'ter, fV. P. E. Ja. Sm. ; glis'ter, &

J. F. K.], n. An injection into the rectum.
Co-A-ci:R'VATE, u. a. To heap up together. [R.]

A, E I, 6, 0, Y, long; A, E,T, 6, D, ?, short; A, E, (, 9, V, y, oftscurc— fare, far, fAst, A-I.L; HEIR, HER,




COach (koch), n, A four-wheeled pleasure-car-
riage ; a carriage for travelling.

Coach, v. n. & a. To ride or carry in a coach.

CoACH'-Box, n. Tlie seat of the driver of a coach.

CoACH'-HiRE, n. Money paid for using a coach.

Coach'hoOse, n. A house for a coach.

Coach'man, 71. The driver of a coach.

CoACH'MAN-sHlP, n. The sl?ill of a coachman.

Co-ac'tion, n. Force ; compulsion.

Co AC'TivE, a. Compulsory ; acting in concurrence.

COjAD'ju-TANT, a. Helping; assisting.

*Co-ad-ju'tor [ko-ad-ju'tur, S. fV. P. J. F. Ja.
K. Sm. C. V/b. ; ko-ad'ju-tur, E. Dyche], n. A
fellow-helper : an assistant.

Syn. — A coadjutor is equal to the person with
whom he acts ; a helper or assistant, inferior.

»Co-AD-jii'TRix, n. She who is a fellow-helper.

Co-ad'ju-van-cy, n. Help ; concurrent help, [is.]

Co-AD-vi2NT'UR-ER, n. A fellow-adventurer.

Co-a'^ent, n. An associate ; a fellow-agent.

Cp-AG'u-LA-BLE, a. Capable of concretion.

Cq-Ag'u-late, v. a. To force into concretions.

Cp-AG'u-LATE, V. n. To run into concretions.

Co-AG-y-LA'TiON, 71. Act of coagulating ; concre-
tion ; congelation.

Cq-Xg'u-la-tTve, a. Producing coagulation.

Cp-AG'v-LA-TOR, n. Ho or that which coagulates.

Co-AG' u-LUM, n. [L.] A coagulating substance.

Coal (kol), n. A solid inflammable substance or
fossil used for fuel : — cinder : — charcoal.

Coal, v. a. To burn wood to charcoal.

CoAL'-BLACK, a. Black jis coal ; very black.

Coal'-B5x, n. A box to carry coals to the fire.

CoAL'ER-y, 7!. A coal-mine ; a colliery.

Co-a-lEsce' (ko-a-les'), v. n. To unite in a body
or in masses ; to grow together ; to join.

Co-A-Lits'cENCE, n. Union ; concretion.

Co-A-LiJs'CENT, a. Growing together ; united.

Coal'-Field, n. A field containing coal.

CoAL'-HoOsE, n. A place to put coals in.

Co-A-Ll"TlON (ko-a-lish'un), n. Union into one
mass, body, or party ; junction ; alliance.

Coal'me-ter, n. A measurer of coal.

CoAL'-MiNE, n. A mine in which coals are dug.

COAL'-PiT, n. A pit wherein coals are dug.

Coal'-ScDt-tle, n. A vessel for coals.

Coal'-Stone, n. A sort of hard coal.

CoAL'v (ko'le), a. Containing coal.

CoAM'iNG§, 7!.pZ. (^J^aut.) The raised edges about
a ship's hatches. [other.

C6-ap-tA'tiqn, n. Adjustment of parts to each

COAR.SE (kors), a. Not fine; not refined: — not
soft : — rough ; rude ; uncivil : — gross ; inelegant :

— mean.

Syn. — Coarse cloth, bread, language ; rough

surface : rude or uncivil manners ; gross language ;

mean conduct.
CoARSE'LV, ad. In a coarse manner.
CoAR.SE^NESS, n. Rudeness ; roughness ; grossness.
Co-as-sume', v. a. To assume together.
Coast (kost), 7*. The edge or border of a country

bounded by the sea ; shore ; frontier.
COA-ST, V. n. To sail close by or near tho coast.
Coast, v. a. To sail near ; to keep close to.
CoAST'ER (kost'er), n. He or that which sails near

the shore; a small trading-vessel.
Coast'ing, p. a. Keeping near tho coast.
COAST'ING, n. Act of sailing near the coast.
Coat (kot), n. The upper garment : — a petticoat %

— tho ha^r or fur of a beast : — any tegument.
Coat, v. a. To cover ; to invest.
Coat'-Card, n. A card : — called also court-card,
Coat-ee', n. A short, close coat.

Uoat'ing, m Act of covering; a covering.
Coax (koks), v. a. To wheedle ; to cajole.
Coax'ek (koks'er), 71. A wheedler.
Cor, n. A pony : — a coin : — a spike of maize.
Co'BALT or CoB'ALT [kob'alt, S. W. P. J. E. F. ;

ko'bllt, Ja. i'/ft. fVb.], n. A gray mineral.
Cp-B.iiL'Tlc, a. Relating to or containing cobalt.
C6b'ble, v. a. To mend or make coarsely.

C6b'BLE,7!. a flshing-boat: — around stone: — a

lump of coal : — a diving bird.
CoB'BLER, n. A mender of old shoes.
CoB'cAL, ?!. An Oriental lady's sandal.
CoB'NUT, n. A boy's game : — a large nut.
CoB'WEB, 7i. The web or net of a spider ; a trap,

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