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C6T'TON-(;riN, n. A machine for cleaning cotton.

C6t'ton-¥ (kot'tn-e), a. Full of cotton ; downy.

CoT-Y-LE'boN, n. \Bot.) Tho seminal leaf of a
plant, cr the lobe that nourishes the seed of a

C6t-y-led'p-nous, a, {Bot.) Having a seed-

Couch, v.n. To lie down ; to stoop or bend.

CoOcH, t). a. To lay down ; to hide ; to include: —
to remove or depress, as cataracts from tlie eye.

CoOcH, n. A seat of repose ; a bed.

CoOcH'ANT, a. (Her.) Lying down ; squatting.

CoOcH'ER, n. One who couches cataracts.

CoOcn'Fi2L-LOW (kouch'fel-lo), 78. A bedfellow-

CoOcH'ma, n. The act of bending : — the operation
of removing a cataract.

*CouGH (kof or kawf) [kbf, S= W. P. F. Ja. K. Sm.
C. ; kawf, J. Wb. J\rares\, n. A convulsion of tho
lungs, with noise.

*CousH (kef), V. n. To have the lungs convulsed.

*CouGH (kof), V. a. To eject by a cough.

CoOH' Afjj^E (libu'aj), n. An Indian bean.

Could (kud), ('. From Can. Was able.

Coul'ter (kol'ter), n. See Colter.

CoOn'cil, n. A body of councillors ; an assembly
met for deliberation or to give advice ; a conven-
tion ; diet. Sec Assembly.

CoOn'cil-lor, n. A member of a council.

CoOn'sel, n. Advice; direction: — consultation:

— secrecy : — a counsellor or advocate ; lawyer.
CoOn'sel, v. a. To give advice ; to advise.
Coi)N'sEL-LA-BLE,a. Willing to receive counsel.
CoOn'sel-lor, ?j. One who gives advice: — an

attorney at law ; a lawyer ; an advocate.
CoON'SEL-LOR-siiiP, n. Tho office of counsellor.
CoOnt, V. a. To number; to tell; to reckon; to

compute ; to calculate ; to estimate ; to rate.
CoOnt, u. m. To reckon : to rely on.
CoOnt, 71. Number: — a charge in an indictment:

— a title cf nobility, equivalent to earl.
CoOnt'a-BLE, a. Capable of being numbered.

Co0n'te-nance,7i. Form of the face ; air; lookf
exterior appearance : — patronage ; support.

Coun'te-nance, 7j. a. Tt support, to encourage

Coun'te-nan-cer, n. One who countenances.

CoOnt'ER, 7j. Base money : — a reckoner : — the
table of a shop, on which money is counted.

Coun'TER, ad. Contrary to ; in a wrong way.

Coun-ter-Xct', J), a. To act contrary to ; to hin-
der ; to frustrate.

CouN-TER-Xc'Tloir,7i. Opposite action or agency.

Coun-Ter-Xc'tive, a. Tending to counteract.

Coun-ter-eIl'ance, v. a. To weigh against,

CoOn'ter-bal-ance, 71. Opposite weight.

Coun'ter-chan^^e, n. Exchange , rcciprocatioa

Coun-ter-chan^e', v. a. To exchangp.

Coun'ter-charm, n. That wliich dissolves .'
charm. [nient

Coun-tur-charm', ». a To destroy cnchant-

CoUN-TUU-ciiECK', V. a. To oppose ; to checlc.

CouN'TEH-CHficrc, 7j. A Stop ; rebuke.

C6un'ti;k-cDr-ri;nt, n. An opposite current.

CouN-TER-DRAW', V. a. To trace the lines of a
drawing through transparent paper.

CouNTER-EV'i-DENCE, n. Opposite ovidcnoo.

CoiJN'TljR-FEi'J (kbfln'ter fit), v. a. Tn copy
with an intent to doccivo ; to Jfetgn ; to fcrge ; tc

CoOn'ter-feTt, c. 77. To feign.

Coun'ter-I'Eit, c. Forged; fictitious; spurious:
feigned; not genuine ; deceitful.

Coun'ter-feit, n. An impostor: — that wln.,t
is counterfeited ; imposition , forgery.

CoOn'ter-feit-er, 77. A forger ; an impostor.

Coun'ter-feit-ly, ad. Falsely; fictitiously.

Coun'ter-guard, 77. A small rampart.

Coun'ter-light, 77. A counteracting light.

CoOn-tee-MANd', v. a. To revoke a coininand.

CouN'TER-MAND, 77. Repeal of a former order.

CoOn-ter-march', v. 77. 'i'o march back.

Coi)n'ter-march, 77. A marching back.

Coun'ter-mark, 77. An after-mark on goods.

CoOn-ter-mark', v. a. To place a countermark
on : — to hollow a horse's teeth to conceal his age.

CotfN'TER-MlNE, 7i. (Fort.) A mine to frustrate
the use of one made by an enemy. [feat.

CbON-TER-MiNE', V. a. To counterwork ; to de-

Cot)N-TER-MO'TlON, 77. Contrary motion.

C6un-ter-m6ve'ment, 77. An opposite move-

CouN'TER-MURE, 71. A Wall built behind an-
other wall. _

Coun'ter-pane, 77. A coverlet for a bed.

CoOn'ter-part, 77. A correspondent part ; a copy.
— (Law.) A duplicate or copy of a writing.

CouN'TER-PLEA, 77. (Law.) A repHcation.

CbuN-TER-PLOT', V. a, Sc n. To oppose ont plot
by another. [plot.

CouN'TER-PLor, 77. A plot Opposed to antthei

CouN'TER-PoiNT, 77. The art or science of hdx-
mony : — an opposite point : - - counterpane.

CouN-TER-Poi§E', V. a. To counterbalance-

CbuN'TER-Poi§E, 77, Equivalence of weight: —
a mass of metal used to givo steadiness to a ma-

CouN-TER-POT'^ON, 77. Antidote to poison.

CouN-TEK-PRES'svRE (-presh'ur), 77. Oijposito

Co0n'ter-REv-o-lu'tiqn,71. a revolution suc-
ceeding another, and opposite to it.

CbuN'TER-scARP, 77. (Fort.) That side of a ditch
which is next to the camp.

CoOn-ter-seal', V, a. To seal together with

CbUN-TER-siGN' (kbun-ter-sin'), v. a. To sign
an order of a superior, in quality of secretary.

CbuN'TER-siGN (-sin), 77. A military watch-
word : — an official signature, as to a certificate.

CoOn'ter-sig-nal, 77. A corre.sponding sig.ial.

Cbl)N-TER-siNK',7). a. To let tho head of a screw
or nail into a board, &c., so that it may not project,

CoOn'ter-stroke, 77. A stroke returned.

.ii, JE, i, 5, u, Y, long ; A, £j Is 6, U, i, short; A. ?» ?, 9, V, Vj obscure.— Are, far, fAst, aLLj HfilR, HEEj




CoOn'ter-sway, n. An opposite influence.

CoOn'ter-tSl-ly, n. A corresponding tally.

CoOn-ter-tzn'qr, n. A middle part of music.

CoOn'ter-tIde, re. A contrary tide.

CbiJN'TER-TiME, n. Resistance ot a horse.

CoOn'ter-tIjrn, n. Tlie height of a play.

CoOn-ter-vail', v. a. To be equal to ; to balancGi

Coun'ter-vail, n. Equal weight or value.

Cbl)N'TER-viEW (koun'ter-vu), n. Contrast.

CoCn-ter-work' (-wiirk')i v. a. To counteract.

CoCnt'ess, 7!. The lady of an earl or counts

CouNT'iNS-HousE, n. A house or room where
merchants keep their accounts, and transact, busi-

CoOnt'ing-Room, n. A room for accounts.

Count'less, a. Not to be counted ; innumerable.

Coun'tri-fied (kiin'tre-fid), a. Rustic ; rude.

Coi5N'TRY (kun'tre), n. A large tract of land ; an
inhabited territory ; a region ; one's residence : —
rural parts, opposed to town or city.

CoOn'trv (kun'tre), a. Rustic ; rural ; rude.

Coun'try-Dance, n. Akind of dance ; — properly
contradance. See Contbadance.

CoCn'trv-man (kun'tre-man), n. One born in
the same country : — a rustic ; a farmer.

CoOn'tv, n. A shire ; a circuit or district.

Coup de grace (ko'de-griis'), n. [Fr.] The
mercy-stroke ; the stroke that puts an end to suf-

CO£/P DjE i^/AJiV(k6'de-mang'), M. [Fr,] A sud-
den and unexpected attack. [view.

Coup p^CEiL (ko-dal'), n. [Fr.] First or slight

CoO-PEiJ', n. [coupe, Fr.] A motion in dancing.

CotJp'LA-BLE (kup'la-bl), a. Fit to be coupled.

COUp'le (kup'pl), 71. Two ; a pair ; man and wife.

CotJP'LE (kiip'pl), c. a. To join; to marry.

CoCp'ee (kup'pl), V. n. To join in embraces.

Coup'le-ment (kup'pl-), n. Union ; embrace. {

Coup'let (kup'let), n. Two verses ; a pair.

Coupon {ko-pon%'),n. [Fr.] A shred ; remnant.

— (Com.) Coupons are those parts of a commer-
cial instrument that are to be cut, and are evi-
dences of something mentioned in the contract.

CoOr'a(^e (kiir'fij), ri. Bravery; valor.

Syn. — Courage is shown in resisting all kinds
of danger ; bravery, valor, and prowess are all used
to denote the courage of a soldier in war ; intre-
pidity is firm courage ; gallantry is adventurous
courage ; heroism is heroic courage, founded on
contempt of danger and a just confidence in the
power of overcomiiig it ; fortitude is a virtue par-
taking of both courage and patience ; resolution
implies firmness of mind, and partakes of courage
and fortitude. — ^Moral courage is that firmness of
principle which prompts and enables a person to do
what he deems his duty, although it may subject
him to severe censure, or the loss of public favor.

Cou-RA'(j(EOUS (kur-ra'jus), a. Brave ; daring.

CO(J-RA'fjtEOi}s-LV (kur-ra'jus-le), ad. Bravely.

Cov-ra'(^eous-ness, n. Bravery; boldness.

Cou-RANT' (ko-rant'), «. [Fr.J A nimble dance :

— any thing that spreads quick, as a newspaper.
C&u'rteh (ko'rer) [ko'rer, TV. F. ; ko-rSr', J. Ja. ;

ko'ryer, S. E. ; ko're-a, P. ; kur'e-er, Sm.], n.
JFr.] A messenger sent m haste ; an express.
Course (kors), n. A race; career; progress: —
series: — order; conduct : — a service of dishes:

— natural bent : — track in which a ship sails : —
way; patli : — tendency; direction. — PI. Menses.

Course (kors), v. a. To hunt; to pursue.

Course (kors), v. n. To run ; to hunt.

Cours'er (kors'er), n. A race-horse ; horse-racer.

CouRS'ES, n. pi. (JVaut.) The principal sails of a
ship. — (Med.) Menses.

CoURs'!N(i (kors'jng), n. The sport of hunting.

Court (kort), n. The palace or residence of a
sovereign or a prince; a hall; a palace: — an
enclosed place ; a narrow street : — a hall or place
for adiniiiistering justice : — the judge or judges :

— legislature.

Court (kOrt), v. a. To woo ; to solicit ; to seek.

Court-Bar'qn, n. A court incident to a manor.

Court'-Card, n. A card with a coated figure : —
corrupted from coat-card.

*CotJR'TE-oiJs (kiir'te-iis or kort'yus) [kUr'che-us,
fV. P. ; kiir'chus, S. ; kiir'te-iis, J. C. ; kiirt'yus,
F. ; kor'tyus, E. K. Sm. ; k'or'te-us, Ja. Wb.],' a.
Elegant in manners ; polite ; well-bred ; civil j

*CouR'TE-oiJs-LY, ad. Politely; respectfully.

*CoiiR'TE-ous-NESS, n. Civility ; complaisance.

Court'er (kort'er), n. One who courts.

Cour-te-§an' ['kur-te-zan', S. W. J. F. Sm. C;
kor-te-zan', E. Ja. ; kiir-te-zan' or kUr'te-zan,
P.; kur'te-zan, Wb.],n. A prostitute.

CoiJR'TE-SY (kur'te-se),m. Elegance of manners ;
politeness; civility; complaisance. — By courtesy,
not of right, but by indulgence.

CoiJRTE'sY (kurt'se), 71,. Act of respect, rever-
ence, or civility, made by women and girls.

Courte'sy (kurt'se), v. n. To make a courtesy.

Court'-Hand (kort'hand), 71. A manner of writ-
ing used in records and judicial proceedings.

Cgdrt'ier (kort'yer), n. One who frequents
courts ; a person of courtly manners.

CouRT-LEiiT', 71. An English court held annually
jn a hundred, lordship, or manor.

Court'like (kort'lik), a. Elegant ; courtly.

Court'li-ness, n. Elegance of manners.

CouRT'LlNG, n. A hanger-on at a court.

Court'ly, a. Relating to a court ; polite ; genteel.


A military court for trying military offences.

Court'shjp, n. A making of love to a woman.

Cou§'lN (kuz'zn), 71. The child of an uncle or
aunt : — any one collaterally related more remote-
ly than a brother or sister. — Cousin-german, a

CouTEA u (ko-to'), 71. [Fr., a knife.] A hanger.

Cove, n. A small creek or bay : — shelter; a recess.

Cove, v. a. To arch over ; to shelter.

Cov'e-nXnt (kiiv'e-nant), 71. A solemn agree-
ment ; a written contract ; a bargain ; a deed.

Cov'e-nXnt, v. n. To bargain ; to contract.

Cov'e-nant, v.ji. To contract ; to stipulate.

C6v-e-nan-tee', 7i. A party to a covenant.

Cov'e-nAnt-er, n. One who makes a covenant:
— one who signed the " Solemn League and
Covenant " in Scotland, in 1638.

Cov'e-nous, o. Fraudulent. See Covinous.

Cov'er, v. a. To overspread ; to conceal ; to hide.

Cov'ER, 7i. A concealment ; a screen ; defence.

Cov'er-inG, n. Dress ; vesture ; a cover.

Cov'ER-LET, n. The upper covering of a bed.

Cov'ert, 77. A shelter ; a defence ; a thicket.

Cov'ERT, a. Sheltered ; private ; insidious. —
{Law.) Under protection, as a married woman.

C6v'ert-ly, ad. In a covert manner; secretly.

Cov'er-ture, 77. Shelter. — {Law.) The legal
state and condition of a married woman.

Cov'et, v. a. To desire eagerly or inordinately ;
to hanker after ; to long for.

Cov'et (kuv'et), v. n. To have a strong desire.

Cov'et-a-ble (kiiv'et-a-bl), a. To be wished foK

C'6v'et-jng-ly (kuv'et-Ing-le), ad. Eagerly.

*Cov'et-ous [kuv'et-iis, W.P.J. E. F. Ja. Sm.
C. Wb. ; kiiv'e-chiis, S.], a. Inordinately desir-
ous ; eager for gain ; greedy ; avaricious.

*Cov'ET-oris-LV, ad. Avariciously ; eagerly.

*C6v'ET-ovis-NESS, n. State of being covetous.

Cov'ey (kuv'e), 71. A hatch or brood of birds.

Cov'lN, 7*. {Law.) A fraudulent agreement.

Cov'lNG, 71. {.^rch.) A projection in a building.

Cov'iN-oDs, a. Fraudulent; dishonest.

Cow, 77. ; pi. cbw§, formerly kine. The female of
the bull, or of the bovine genus of animals.

Ci3v\' (kou), V. a. To depress with fear.

Cow'ard, 77. One wanting courage ; a poltroon.
Syn. — Coward, poltroon, and dastard, all signify
one wanting courage ; but of the three words,
coward is the least reproachful term.

Covv'ard, a. Dastardly; timid; base; cowardly.

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Cbw'ABD-TcE, n. Fear; habitual timidity.

Cbw'ARD-LlKE, a. Resembling a coward.

Cb\v'ARD-Ll-N£ss, n. Timidity ; cowardice.

Oow'ard-ly, a. Fearful j pusillanimous ; mean.

Cow'BER-Ry, n. A plant and its fruit.

Cow'er, v. 11. To sink by bending tlie knees.

Co^^'herd, ?i. One who tends cows.

Cow'HiDE, 71. The skin of a cow : — a whip.

Cow'HiDE, V. a. To beat or wliip with a cowhide.

Cowl,, n. _ A monk's hood ; — a chimney cover.

Cow'-Leech, n. One who cures diseased cows.

CoiS^'ncK, n. A reversed tuft of hair on the hu-
man forehead.

Cowl'-StAff, 71. The stafT on which a vessel is
supported between two men.

Co-work'er (ko-wiirk'er), n. A fellow-laborer.

Cow'-Pox, 71. The vaccine disease.

Cow'ry, n. A small shell used, in Africa, as coin.

C6\\''si,lP, n, A plant ; a species of primrose.

Cox'coMB (koks'kom), n. A fop : — a flower.

C6x'coMB-RY (koks'kom-re), n. Fuppisimess.

Cox-com'i-cal, a. Foppish ; conceited.

Coy, a. Modest; reserved; shy; not accessible.

Coy'ISH, a. Somewhat coy ; reserved; shy.

CoY'iiY, ad. In a coy manner ; with reserve.

Cbff'NESs, 71. Reserve; shyness; modesty.

C6z (kuz), n. A cant word for cousin.

Coz'EN (kiiz'zn), v. a. To cheat ; to trick.

Coz'en-a^^e (kuz'zn-aj), 71. Fraud; deceit.

Coz'EN-ER (ktiz'zn-er), n. One wlio cheats.

Co'ZEY 07- Co'ZY, a.' Snug. See Cosey.

Crab, n. A crustaceous fish: — a wild, sour ap-
ple: — a peevish person : — an engine or machine
for raising weights.

CrXb, c. Sour and degenerate, as fruit.

Crab'BED, a. Sour; peevish; morose; harsh.

Crab'bed-ly, ad. Peevishly, morosely.

CitAB'BED-Niiss, 71. Sourness of taste ; asperity.

Cra'ber, n. The water-rat.

CrXck, a. Excellent; first-rate. Dihdin. [Low.]

Crack, 77. A sudden noise : — a fissure : — a boast

Crack, v. a. To break into chinks ; to split.

Crack, v. n._ To burst ; to open in chinks.

Crack'-brained (krak'briind), a. Crazy.

Crack'er, 77. A charge of gunpowder; a fire-
« work : — a boaster : — a hard biscuit.

Crac'kle (krik'kl), v. n. To make slight cracks ;
to make small and frequent sharp sounds.

CrXck'ling, 77. A small but frequent noise.

Crack'nel, 77. A kind of hard, brittle cake.

Cra'dle, 77. A movable bed, on which children
are rocked : — a case for a broken bone : — a frame
of timber for launching ships : — a frame added to
ascythe for cutting grain.

Cra'dle, v. a. To cut with a cradle : — to rock.

Craft (12), n. Manual art; trade: — cunning;
art ; fraud : — small sea vessels.

Craft'i-ly, aa. Cunningly; artfully; skilfYilly.

Craft'i-nEss, 71. Cunning; stratagem; art.

CrAfts'man, 77. An artificer ; a mechanic.

Craft'y, a. Cunning ; artful ; shrewd ; sly.

Crag, 77. A rough, steep rock : — [f the neck.]

CRS&'eED, a. Rough ; full of promniences ; craggy.

Crag'sed-ness, 77. State of being cragged.

CRiG'j&l-NESS, 77. The state of being craggy.

CRAG'fiY, a. Rugged ; full of prominences ; cragged,

Crake, 77. A bird ; the corn-crake.

Cram, v. a. To stuff; to thrust in by force.

Cram, v.n. To eat greedily or beyond satiety.

Cram'bo, 77. A play in which one gives a word to
which another finds a rhyme.

Cramp, 77. A spasmodic, painful contraction of the
limbs : a restriction : — a piece of bent iron.

CrXmp, a. Difficult ; knotty ; troublesome. [R.]

Cr.Xmp, v. a. To restrain ; to confine ; to bind.

Cramp'-Fish, 77. The torpedo.

CraMP'-ir-QN, 77. An iron for fastening together.

Cram'pit, 77. A thin plate or piece of metal at
the bottom of the .scabbard of a broadsword.

CrXm-poons', 77. pi. Iron instruments fastened to
the shoes o^ a storming party ; iron hooks.

Cr.Xn'EER-ry, n. An acid berry used for sauc?)

Cranch. See Craunch.

Crane, 77. A bird : — a machine for raising
weights : — a crooked pipe or siphon.

Crane '§'-BiLL, 77. A plant: — a surgeon's pincers :

Cra-ni-o-l6(^'i-cal, a. Relating to craniology.

Cra-ni-6l'P-(^ist, 77. One versed m craniology.

Cf^a-ni-6l'p-^V, ?7. A treatise on the cranium or
skull : — the art of discovering men's cliaracters
from the skull ; phrenology. I mg skulls.

Cra-ni-6m'e-ter, 77. An instrument lor ineasur-

Cra-ni-om'e-try, n. Art of measuring the cra-
nium or skull.

Cra-ni-os'cq-py, n. Examination of skulls.

CRA'Nl-UM,n. [L.] The skull.

CrXnk, 77. The end of an iron axis turned down,
a contrivance for turning ; a brace : — a pun.

Crank, a. Liable to be overset, as a ship: — dis-
torted : — healthy ; lusty ; bold.

Crank, v. n. To turn ; to run in and out ; to crankle,

Cran'kle, 7). 77. To run into angles ; to cnnkle.

Cran'kle, 7;. a. To break into bends and angles.

Cran'kle, 77. A bend ; a turn ; a crinkle.

Cran'nied (kran'nid), a. Full of chinks.

Cran'ny, 77. A chink ; a fissure.

Crape, 77. A species of gauze made of silk, often
dyed black, and used in mourning, &c.

Crap'nel, 77. (JVaut.) A hook or drag to draw
up any thing from under water.

Crap' u-LA,n. [L.j A surfeit ; crapulence.

Crap'u-lence, 77. Sickness caused by excess.

Crap'u-lent, a. Ill from excess ; surfeited.

Crap'u-lous, a. Surfeited ; crapulent.

Crash, v. n. To make a loud, complicated noise.

Crash, v. a. To break or bruise ; to crush.

Crash, 77. A loud, sudden, mixed sound, as o£
things falling and breaking : — a coarse linen cloth.

CrXsh'ing, 77. A violent, complicated noise.

CRA'sis,n. [Gr.] (Med,) Due mixture of humors.
— ( Gram.) A contraction of two syllables into one.

Cras'sa ment, ?i. Thick, red blood.

Cras'si-TUDE, 77. Crossness ; coarseness.

Cras-ti-na'tiqn, n, A putting off till to-morrow.

Cr.Xtch, 77. A frame for hay to feed cattle in.

Crate, 77. A pannier for crockery-ware, &c.

Cra'ter, 77. [L.j The vont or mouth of a volcatia

Craunch (kranch), j, ij. To crush in the mouth,

Cra-vat', 77. Any thing worn about the neck.

Crave, v. a. To ask earnestly ; to long for ; to beg

Cra'ven (kra'vn), n. A cock conquered: — a

Cra'VEN (kra'vn), a. Cowardly ; base, [coward,

fCRA'VEN (kra'vn), V. a. To make recreant. SliaL

Crav'er, 77. One who craves.

Crav'ing, 77. Unreasonable desire.

CrAv'Ing, a. That craves ; longing for.

Craw, 77. The crop or first stomach of birds.

Craw'fish or Cray'fish, 77. A crustaceous fish,

Cravyl, v. 77. To creep ; to move as a worm.

Crawl, 77. The well in a boat : — an enclosure cf
hurdles for fish and turtles.

Crawl'er, 77. One who crawls ; a creeper.

CRAY'oN(kra'un), 77. A kind of pencil for drawing;
a design or drawing done with a pencil or crayon.

Craze, v. a. To break : — to make crazy.

Cra'zed-ness, 77. Decrepitude; brokenness.

CrA'zi-nEss, 77. Disorderof mind ; insanity.

Cra'ZY, a. Weak ; disordered in mind ; insane.

CRiiAK, V. 77. To make a harsh, protracted noise.

CRiiAK'lNG, 77. A small, harsh noise.

CRiJAM, 77. The oily part of inilk : — the best part

CRiLAM, V. 77. To gather on the surface.

CRiiAM, V. a. To skim off the cream.

CRiJAM'y, a. Having the nature of cream.

CRiS'ANCE, 77. A line fastened to a hawk's leash.

Crijase, 77. A mark made by doubling any thing

Crease, v. a. To mark any thing by doubling it.

CRiJ'AT, 77. [Fr.J An usher to a riding-master.

Cre-ate', v. a. To cause to exist ; to bring into
being ; to make ; to produce ; to beget; to form.

Cre-a'tion, 77. The act of creating ; that which
is created : — the universe.

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Cre I t;te (126), a. Having the powpr to create.

Cke a'TOR, n. One who creates ; the Supreme
Being whc bestows existence.

CrEat'ure (kret'yur, 24) [kre'chiir, W. J.; krS'-
chiir, S. ; krS'tur, E. F. Ja. ; kre'tyur, K. ; kre'-
t&r or kret'shor, Sm.], n. A being created ; a
man ; a brute ; any thing created : — a depend-
ant ; a word of contempt or of tenderness.

Cre'dence, ?!, Belief; credit; reputation.

CRB-den' DA, n. pi. [L.] Things to bo believed.

Cre'dent, a. Believing; easy of belief.

CRE-Di!;N'TiAL, a. Giving a title to credit.

Cre-den'tial, n. That which gives a title to
credit ; testimonial.

CRi2D-!-BiL'l-Ty, n. State of being credible.

Cred'i-ble, a. That may be believed ; probable.

Cred'i-ble-ness, n. Credibility.

Cred'i-Bly, aiL In a manner that claims belief.

Cred'it, n. Belief in the veracity, virtue, or abil-
ity of another; belief; trust: — honor; reputa-
tion ; esteem ; good opinion t — faith : — influence:

— property or sum due, correlative of debt.
Cred'it, v. a. To believe ; to trust ; to confide in.
Cred'it-a-ble, a. Reputable; honorable; fair.
Cred'it-a-ble-ivess, 71. Reputation; estimation,
Ceed'it-a-bly, ad. Reputably ; honorably.
CRiiD'iT-pR, n. One to whom a debt is owed.
Cre-dC'li-ty, 7!. Quality of being credulous:

easiness of belief; credulousness.
CRED'y-Loas, a. Easy of belief ; unsuspecting.
CR£D'y-LoOs-LY, ad. In an imsuspecting manner.
Cred'ij-lous-ness, n. State of being credulous.
Creed, n. A summary of articles of faith ; belief.
Creek, v. ti. To make a harsh noise. See Ceeak.
Creek, 7i. A small port; a bay ; aninlet; acove:

— in some parts of America, a small river.
Creek'y, a. Full of creeks ; winding.
CRi^EL, 11. An osier or wicker basket.
Creep,©. 71. [i. crept ; pp. creeping, crept.] To

move slowly, or as a worm, insect, or reptile ; to

crawl : — to fawn.
Creep'er, 74. A creeping plant : — an insect: — a

Creep'hole, 71. A retreat: — a subterfuge.
Creep^in&-l Y, ad. In the manner of a reptile.
Cr:^-Mo'na, 71. [It.] A superior kind of violin.
Cre' M()R,n. [L.] A milky or creamy substance.
Cre'nate, a. Having notches ; notched.
Cre'Nat-ed, a. Notched , indented.
Cre'ole, 71. A person bom m Spanish America

or the West Indies, but of European descent.
CriJ'P-SOTE, 7!. (Cliem.) A powerful, antiseptic,

oily liquid, obtained from distilling tar.
Crep'J-tate, v. n. To make a crackling noise.
Crep-i ta'tion, 71. A small, crackling noise.
CRiiPT, i. Sep. From Creep.
CRE-pus'cki-LAR, a. Relating to twilight.
JCre-pDs'cule, 71. [crepusculum,!..] Twilight.
Creh-cen'do, 71. [It.] [Mas.) A direction to

the performer to increase the volume of sound.
CRiis'CENT, a. Increasing ; growing.
CRiJs'cENT, n. The moon in her state of increase.
Cres'cive, a. Increasing ; growing.
CRiiss, n. A plant of several species.
CRii.s'SET,7!. A great light or beacon ; a torch: —

an iron frame used by coopers.
Crest, n. A plume of feathers: — the comb of i^

cock: — an ornament ; a tuft: — pride; spirit.
CRiisT, V. a. To furnish with a crest ; to streak.
Crest'ed, a. Adorned with a plume or crest.
CrSst'fal-len (krest'fai-ln), a. Dejected ; sunk.
CrEst'less, a. Having no crest.
Cre-ta'c'eoi;s (krc-triVhus), a. Chalky.
CRii'TIC, n. A iKietic foot of three syllables.
CRE'TiN,7i,. [Fr.] An idiot afflicted with the goitre.
Cre'tin-i^m, n. The goitre or swelling on the

throat; a species of idiocy.
Cre't^sm, n. A Cretan practice ; falsehood.
C'RF.-yAssE', n. [Fr.] A gap ; a gully ; an open-
ing in the ombankmcnt of a river.
Crev'ice, 7t. A crack ; a cleft ; a fissure.

Crew (kru), n. A ship's company ; a band.

Crew (kru), i. From Crow. [on a ball

Crew'el (kru'el), n. Yarn twisted and wound

Crib, n. A manger ; a stall : — a child s bed.

Crib, v. a. To confine : — to commit petty thefts,

Crib'baije, n. A game at cards.

CrIb'ble, 7!. A sieve for cleaning corn.

Crie'ri-forji, a. Having the form of a sieve.

Crick, n. A creaking : — stiffness in the neckl

Crick'et, n. An insect : — a stool : — a game.

CrI'er, n. One who cries ; a crier of goods for
sale : — an officer who proclaims publicly.

Crime, 71. An infraction of law ; felony; a great

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