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fault ; misdemeanor ; vice ; sin.

Syn. — Crime is an infraction of human law;
sm, of the law of God. Felony is a capital crime ;
misdemeanor is less atrocious than a crime ; vice
IS the opposite of virtue, and is an offence against
morality.

fCRiME'EOL, a. Wicked ; faulty in a high degree.

Crim'I-Nal, a. Faulty ; contrary to law ; guilty.
— Criminal conversation, adultery. Abbreviated
to crim. con.

Crim'i-nal, n. A person guilty of a crime.

CRisi-i-NAL'l-TY, ?!. State of being criminal ; guilt

CRlM'i-NAL-LY,'arf. Wickedly; guiltily.

Crim'j-nae-ness, 71. Guiltiness.

CRiM'i-NATE, V. a. To accuse ; to charge with
crime ; to blame ; to censure.

CRiil-l-NA'TlpN, 71. Act of criminating ; charge.

CRlM'i-NA-Tp-RY, a. Accusing ; censorious.

Crimp, a. Friable ; brittle ; easily crumbled.

Crimp, 7i. An agent for coal-merchants, &;c.

Crimp, v. a. To curl or crisp the hair; to plait.

CrTm'ple, v. a. To contract ; to corrugate.

Crim'son (krim'zn), 7i. The color of red some-
what darkened with blue ; a deep red color.

Crim'§on (krim'zn), a. Ofa deep red.

Crim'son (krim'zn), v. a. To dye with crimson^

CRiNr^E, 71. A servile bow ; mean civility.

Cringe, v. n. To bow ; to fawn ; to flatter.

Crinr'er, 77. One who cringes or flatters.

Crin'gle (kring'gl), n. (JVaut.) A hole in the
bolt-rope ofa sail : — an iron ring.

CRi-Niy'ER-ous, a. Hairy ; overgrown with hair.

CkI'NITE, a. Having the appearance of hair.

Crin'kle, v. n. To run in flexures ; to wrinkle.

Crin'kle, v. a. To mould into inequalities.

Crin'kle (kring'kl), 77. A wrinkle ; a sinuosity.

fCRl-NOSE', a. Hairy ; rough ; crinite.

Crip'ple, 77. One who is lame.

Crip'ple, v. a. To lame ; to make lame.

CrI'sis, 77. ,• pi. crT'sl^. The time when any af-
fair comes to its height ; a critical time or tiU'n.

Crisp, a. Curled ; brittle ; friable ; short ; brisk.

Crisp, v. a. To curl ; to twist ; to indent.

CRisP'JNG-ip'ON or -PiN, 77. A curling-iron.

CR~ls'piTE,7i. (Jlin.) A mineral ; titanite.

Crisp'ness, n. Quality of being curled or crisp.

Crisp' Y, a. Curled ; crisp ; short and brittle.

CrT-te'ri-on, 7t. [Gr.] P/. cri-te'ri-a, rarc/^
c'Ri-Tii'Ri-pNs;. A standard by which any thir.g
is judged of or estimated ; a test ; a measure.

Crit'ic, 77. One skilled in criticism ; a judge of
literary merit ; a connoisseur ; a judge.

Crit'ic, a. Critical ; relating to criticism.

CRiT'i-CAL, a. Relating to criticism; exact; dis-
cerning; captious: — relating to or producing a
crisis ; decisive.

CRiT'!-CAL-i V, ad. In a critical manner ; exactly.

CRiT'i-cAij-NESS, 77. Exactness ; accuracy ; nicety.

CRi'T'i-cT!^.E,«. a. Toexamine carefully ; to judge;
to censure : — often written criticize.

Crit'i-cIse, v. n. To act the critic ; to judge ; to
censure.

CiiiT'i-cis-ER, 71. One who criticises.

CRiT'i-c'isM, 77. The art or act of ji dging of the
merits of* a literary performance or a work of art ;
a remark ; aiiimndrrrsion; stricture .critique.

Cri-tique' (kre-tOk'),7i. A critical examination;
critical remark ; science of criticism.



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CrTz'zle, n. Roughness on glass.

Croak, v. n. To make a hoarse noise ; to murmur.

Croak (krok), n. The cry of a frog or raven.

Croak'er, n. One who croaks ; a murmurer.

Cro'at, n. A soldier or native of Croatia.

Croc'a-lite, 71. (^Min.) A variety of natrolite.

Cro'ceous (kro'shus), a. Consisting of satfron.

Cr6'che§, n. pi. Knobs on a deer's horn.

Crock, n. A vessel made of earth : — black soot.

Crock, v. a. To defile vvitli smut or soot. Forby.

Cr6ck'er-v, 71. Earthen-ware.

Crock'et, n. An architectural ornament.

Crock'v, a. Smutty,; defiled with soot. Forby.

Croc'o-'dile or CROc'o-DlLE [krok'o-dil, S. IV.
P. J. E. F. ; krok'o-dil, Ja. K. Sm. C. Wb.], n.
An animal of the lizard tribe ; a saurian.

Cro'cus, 71. [L.] L. ;)i. cijo'cf; Eng. CRo'ciJS-
E§. A genus of plants: — a flower: — saflfron:
— a yellow powder ; a metal calcined.

Croft, n. A little field near a house.

Croi-sade', n. A holy war. See Crusade.

Croi'se§, n. pi. Pilgrims who carry a cross.

Crom'lejEH, n. A series of huge, broad, flat
stones, raised upon other stones set up on end.

Crone, n. An old ewe : — an old woman.

Cro'ny, n. A bosom companion ; an associate.

*CROok (kriik, 51) [kruk, P. J. F. Sm. Wb. Mares ;
krok, S. JV. E. Ja. K. C], n. Any thing bentj a
bend ; a curve ; a shepherd's hook.

*Crook (kriik), v. a. To make crooked ; to bend.

*Crook (kruk), v. n. To bend ; to be bent.

*Crook'back (kruk'bak), n. A crooked back.

*Crook'backed (kriik'bakt), a. Having a round
back.

*Crook'ed (kriik'ed), a. Bent ; not straight ;
winding: oblique: — perverse; untoward.

*Crook'ed-L¥ (kruk'ed-le, ad. Not in a straight
line : — untowardly ; not compliantly.

*Crook'ed-ness (krfik'ed-nes), n. State of being
crooked ; curvity : — perverseness.

Crop, ?!. The harvest ; produce : — a bird's craw.

Crop, ?). a. To cut off; to mow ; to reap.

Crop'-eared (krop'erd), a. Having the ears
cropped.

Crop'-oOt, v.n. (Min.) To rise above the surface.

Crop'-sick, a. Sick from repletion.

Crore, n. (India.) Ten millions.

Cr5'§ier (kro'zher), n. An archbishop's staff.

Cros'let, n. A small cross.

*Cross (kros or kraus, 21) [kros, S. W. P. F. Ja.
Sm. ; krtlus, J. Wb. Mares], n. One straight body
or line placed at right angles over another : — a
gibbet: — the ensign of the Christian religion: —
misfortune ; vexation ; trial of patience.

*Cr6ss, a. Transverse ; oblique : — peevish ; fretful.

*Cross, v. a. To lay athwart : — to sign with the
cross : — to cancel : — to pass over : — to thwart ;
to embarrass ; to perplex ; to vex.

*Cr6ss. v. n. To lie athwart another tiling.

*Cr6ss'bar, n. Part of a carriage ; a lever.

*Cr6ss'barred (kros'bard), a. Secured by bars.

*Cross'bar-Sh5t', n. A bullet pierced by a bar.

*Cr6ss'-Bill, n. Bill of a defendant: — a bird.

*Cr6ss'bovv [kros'bo), 7i. A weapon for shooting.

*Cr6ss'-Breed, 71. The offspring of parents of
different breeds; — applied to animals.

*Cr6ss'bun, n. A cake marked with a cross.

*CR6ss-E3f-SM-l-NA'TlpN, 71. Act of cross-ex-
amining ; examination of a witness of one party
by the opposite party.

*C'R6ss-E)i:-AM'!NE, V. a. To examine a witness
produced by the opposite party ; to cross-question.

♦Cross'-eyed (-Id), a. Having cross-eyes, or hav-
ing both eyes turned towards the nose.

*Cr6ss'-grained (kros'grand), a. Having the
fibres transverse : — ill-natured ; troublesome.

*Cr6ss'ing, 77. An impediment ; opposition.

*CR6ss'-L)iGGED (-legd), a. Having the legs

*Cr6ss'let, n. See Croslet. [crossed.

*Cr6ss'l y, ad. Athwart ; adversely : — peevishly.

*Cr6ss'ness, n. Transverseness : — peevishness.



*CRoss'puR-PpSE, n. A kind of enigma or riddle.

*Cr6ss-ques'tion, v. a. To cross-examine.

*Cr6ss'-Road, n. A road across the country.

*Cr6ss'-Way, 77. A path crossing the chief road.

*Cr6ss'-VYind, n. A wind blowing across a course.

*Cr6ss' wi§E, ad. In form of a cross : — across.

Crotch, n. A hook : — the fork of a tree.

Crotch'ed, a. Having a crotch ; forked.

Crotch'et, 7!. A note in music equal tohalf amin-
ini:— a piece of timber for a support: — marks
or hooks in printing, [thus] : — a fancy ; a vvliim.

CR(3 0ch, v. n. To stoop low ; to fawn ; to cringe.

CroOch'ed-FrI'ar, 77. One of an order of friars.

Croup (krop), 71. The rump of a fowl ; the but-
tocks of a horse : — a disease in the throat.

Crou-pade', 77. [FrJ A higher leap than a curvet.

Croup'ER, 77. See Crupper.

Crow (kro), 77. A large, black, carnivorous bird :

— the noise of the cock : — an iron lever.
Crow (kro), v. n. \i. crew or crowed ; pp. crow.

iNG, crowed.] To make the noise of a cock : .^
to boast ; to exult ; to bluster.

Crow'-Bar, n. A strong iron bar, used as a lever.

Crovvd, 77. A confused multitude ; the populace.

Crovvd, v. a. To press close together ; to fill
confusedly; to encumber; to urge.

Crowd, v. n. To swarm; to be numerous.

Crow'dy, 77. Food made of oat-meal, &c. ; food
made of bread boiled in milk.

Crow'foot (kro'fut), 77. A flower ; crow's-foot.

Crow'keep-er, 77. A scarecrow.

Crown, 77. A diadem worn on the heads of em-
perors, kings, and other sovereigns : — top of the
head : — regal power : — honor : — a silver coin :

— a garland : — completion.

Crown, v. a. To invest with the crown: to dig-
nify ; to adorn : — to reward : — to complete.

Crovvn'-Glass, 77. A fine sort of window-glass.
It differs from flint glass in containing no oxide ot
lead.

Cro\Vn'-Im-pe'ri-al,77. a large, beautiful flower.

Crown'ing-, 77. Tlie finishing of any decoration.

Crown'ing, p. a. Investing with a crown: —
completing : — rising in the middle.

Crown'-Saw, 77. A kind of circular saw.

Crown'- Wheel, n. The upper wheel of a watch.

Crow'§'-foot (-fiat), 77. ; pi. crow'§'-feet.
Wrinkles under the eyes : — a plant and flower.

Cru'ci-al (kru'she-al), a. Transverse ; crossing.

CrO'ci-ate (kriJ'she-at), a. (Bot.) Like a cross.

CriI'ci-ble, 77. A chemist's melting-pot.

Crij-cIf'er-oOs, a. Bearing or having a cross.

CrO'ci-fi-er, 77. One who crucifies.

CRtJ'ci-Fix, 77. A representation, in painting or
sculpture, of Christ on the cross.

CrO-ci-fix'ion (kriJ-se-flk'shun), J7. The act of
crucifying: — the death of Christ.

CrO'ci-form, a. Having the form of a cross.

CrO'ci-fy, 7). a. To put to death by nailing to tile
cross : — to subdue by religious influence.

Cru-ci^^'er-oijs, a. Bearing the cross.

CriJde, a. Raw ; harsh ; unripe ; undigested.

CrOde'ly, ad. In a crude manner.

CrDde'ness, n. State of being crude ; rawness.

CrC'di-ty, 77. Unripeness; rawness; crudeness.

CrC'el, a. Inhuman ; hard-hearted ; savage.

Syn. — Cruel disposition or action ; inlmman
practice ; hard-hearted villain ; savage or barbarous
custom ; brutal conduct ; unmerciful creditor.

CrO'el-lv, ad. In a cruel manner.

CrC'el-ness, 77. Inliumanity ; cruelty.

CrO'el-ty, 77. Quality of being cruel ; barbarity.

CriT'et, 77. A vial for vinegar or oil.

CriIise (krus), 77. A small cup. See Cruse.

CRtll.^E (kruz), 77. Voyage in search of plunder.

CrCi^e, 7;. 7(. To rove in search of plunder.

CRfIl§'ER, 77. A person or vessel that cruises.

CrDmb or CrT/M, 77. The soft part of bread ; — a
small particle of bread : — a fragment. — The weight
of authority from etymology and the Diction-
aries, is in favor of cr7i777 ; that of usage, of crumb.



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CrOmb, v. a. To break into crumbs or small pieces.

CrDm'ble, v. a. & n. To break into small pieces.

CrOm'my, a. Soft; consisting of crumbs.

CrDmp, a. Crooked: — brittle. Forby.

CrCim'pet, n. A kind of soft cake.

Crum'ple, v. a. To draw into wrinkles.

Crum'ple, v. n. To shrink up ; to contract.

Cri5m'pled (krum'pld), a. Twisted; crooked.

Crum'pling, n. A small, degenerate apple.

Crv' OR, n. [L.j Gore; coagulated blood.

CrDp'per [krup'^per, S. JV. P.J.E.F.Ja.K. Sm. ;
krup'per, Wb.], n. A leather passing under a
horse's tail, to keep a saddle right.

CrO'RAL, a. Belonging to the leg.

Cru-sade', 71. [croisade, Fr.] An expedition under
the banner of the cross, as against the infidels of
the Holy Land : — a coin stamped with a cross.

Cru-sad'er, n. One employed in a crusade.

CrOse, n. A small cup or vial ; a cruet.

CRt7'SET, n. A goldsmith's melting-pot.

Crush, v. a. To squeeze ; to bruise ; to subdue.

CRtJSH, n. A collision ; act of rushing together.

Crust n. The hard, outer part of bread ; an ex-
ternal coat, covering, or case.

Crust, v. a. To envelop ; to cover with a case.

CriJst, v. n. To gather or contract a crust.

Crvs-ta'ce-a, 71. pi. (Zodl.) A class of articu-
lated animals, having a shelly coating or crust.

Crus-ta'cean (-shan), n. A crustaceous animal.

CRUS-TA-CE-'oL'o-qiY, n. That part of zoology
which treats of crustaceous animals.

Crus-ta'ceous (krus-ta'shus), a. Relating to the
Crustacea ; shelly ; jointed. [shells.

Crvs-ta'ceous-ness, n. The having jointed

Crus-ta'ti9N,?i. Adherent covering ; incrustation.

CrDst'I-LY, ad. Peevishly ; snappishly.

Crust'j-ness, n. Quality of crust ; peevishness.

CRiJST'y,a. Covered with a crust: — morose; surly.

Crijtch, 71. A support used by cripples.

CrOtch, v. a. To support on crutches, as a cripple.

Crux, n. ; pi. cru'cb^. [L.] Across; anything
very tormenting or difficult. — Crux criticorum,
the greatest difficulty that can occur to critics.

Cry, v. n. To call aloud ; to exclaim ; to clamor :

— to weep as a child ; to lament.
Cry, v. a. To proclaim ; to make public.

Cry, 77. Lamentation ; shriek ; weeping : — clamor.

Crv'er, n. A hawk. See Crier.

Crypt, n. A subterranean cell or cave ; a grave.

Cryp'tic or CRii'P'Ti-CAL, a. Hidden ; secret.

Cryp-tq-gam'ic, ) a. Having the fructification

Cryp-Tog'A-mous, \ concealed, as plants.

Cryp-to&'a-my, 77. A concealed fructification.

Cryp-tog'ra-phy, n. Art of writing in cipher.

CRYP-ToL'p-'i^tY, 77. Enigmatical language.

Crys'tal, n. A regular, solid body: — a superior
kind of glass : — the glass of a watch-case.

Crys'tal, a^ Consisting of crystal ; crystalline.

Crys'tal-line or Crys'tal-lIne [kris'tal-lTn
or kris'tal-lin, S. W. F. K. ; kris'tal-lln, J. Ja.;
kris'tal-lTn, S777.], a. Consisting of or like crys-
tal ; transparent ; clear.

Or YS-TAL-Lj-z a'tion, 77. Act of crystallizing.

Crys'Tal-lize, v. a. To form into crystals.

Crys'tal-lize,«. 7t. To be converted into crystals.

CRYS-TAi^-LdG'RA-PHy,7i. The doctrine or science
of crj'staliization.

CDb, 77. The young of a beast, as a bear or fox.

CDb, i;. 77. To bring forth : — used of beasts.

CO'BA-Tp-RY, a. Recumbent ; lying down.

CO'ba-ture, n. The findingof the cubic contents.

Cube, ti. A square solid body, of six square and
equal sides, and containing equal angles : — the
product of a number multiplied twice into itself.

— Cube root, the number that produces the cube,
as 3 is the cube root of 27.

Cu'b£b, 77. A small, spicy, dried berry.

CO'Bjc, j a. Relating to or having the form of

CO'bi-cal, ( a cube.

CD'Bi-CAL-LY, ad. In a cubical method or form.

Cu'B(-CAL-Niiss, 77. The state of being cubical.



Cu'bi-form, a. Of the shape of a cube.

Cu'BiT, 77. The forearm: — the bone of the arm

from the elbow to the wrist : — a measure. — Tha

Hebrew cubit was nearly 22 inches ; the Roman,

V7k ; the English is 18 inches.
CO'bi-tal, a. Containing the length of a cubit.
CO'EI-ziT, n. {Min.) Cubic zeolite.
Cu'boid, ) a. Relating to or resembling a
Cu-boId'al, j cube. [scolds.

Cuck'ing-Stool, 77. An engine for punishing
CDcK'OLD, 77. The husband of an adulteress.
CucK'OLD, V. a. To wrong a husband by adultery.
CucK'pL-DOM, 77. Adultery; state of a cuckold-
COcK'66, 77. A wejl-known bird.
Cy-CUL'LATE or Cu'cyL-LATE, a. Hooded.
Cu'cCtm-ber [ku'kilm-ber, £. Ja. K. Sin. R. C ;

kbu'kum-ber, S. W. P. F. Kenrick, Scott; kuk'-

uni-ber, ./.], 77. A plant, and its fruit.
Cu'cuR-Bl'T, 71. A gourd-shaped chemical vessel
Cy-ciJR-Bl-TA'cEOVS (-shus), a. Resembling a

gourd.
Cud, 77. Food reposited in the first stomach of an

animal in order to rumination.
Cijd'dle, v. 77. To lie close or snug ; to hug.
CDd'dy, 77. An apartment in a ship ; a cabin ol

cook-room : — a three-legged stand : — a clown.
Cud'^el, 77. A short stick to strike with.
Cud'(^el, v. a. To beat with a stick.
COd'^el-ler, 77. One who cudgels another.
Cue (ku), 77. The tail or end of any thing: — a

hint ; intimation: — a rod used in playing billiards.
CVERPO (kwer'po), 77. [Sp.] Bodily shape. —

To be 777 cuerpo, is to be without full dress.
CiJFF, 77. A blow with the fist; a box ; stroke: —

the fold at the end of a sleeve.
Cuff, u. 77. To fight. — v. a. To strike.
Cul bo'no (ki'bo'no), [L.] To whose benefit will

it tend .' to what end, or what good .'
CuI-rXss' (kwe-ras' or kwe'ras) [kwe-ras', W. F.

Ja. JVb. C. ; ku'ras, S. K. ; kwe'ras, P. J. Sm.],

77. A breastplate. [armor.

CuI-RAS-siER' (kwe-ras-ser'), n. A soldier in
CuiSH (kwTs) [kwis, W. J. F. Ja. Sm. C. Wb. ;

kush, S. ^. ; kwish. P.], 77. Armor for the thighs.
Cui-^ine' (kwe-zen'), n. [Fr.] A kitchen : —

cookery.
CuissE (kwis), 71. [Fr.] Cuish. See Cuish.
CUL-DEE§' [kul'dez, S. J. F. Wb. ; kul-d5z', TV.

Ja. Sm.], 77. pi. Monks in Scotland and Ireland.
Cu'li-na-ry, a. Relating to the kitchen or cookery.
Cull, v. a. To select from others ; to pick out.
CiJLL'ER, 77. One who culls or chooses.
Cull'iqn (kiil'yun), 77. A scoundrel ; a wretch.
CiJLL'lON-LY (kul'yun-le), a. Mean ; base; vile.
COl'lis, 77. (.Srch.) A gutter in a roof.
Cul'ly, 77. A man deceived ; a mean dupe.
Cul'ly, v. a. To befool ; to cheat.
Cul'l Y-I§M, 77. The state of a cully.
Culm, 77. A kind of fossil coal : — stem of grass.
Cul' MEN, 77. [L.] A summit ; a roof.
CuL-MiF'ER-otfs, a. Producing stalks.
CDl'mi-nate, v. 77. To be vertical or in the me-
ridian ; to rise to the highest point.
CuL'Ml-NAT-iNG, p. a. Rising to the top.
CDl-mi-na'tiqn, 77. Act of culminating: — transit

of a planet through the meridian : — top or crown.
COl-pa-bi'l'i-ty, 77. State of being culpable.
CtiL'PA-BLE, a. Criminal ; guilty ; blamabie.
CuL'PA-BLE-Nfiss, 77. Blamableness ; guilt.
Cul'pa-BLY, ad. In a culpable manner.
CDl'prit, 77. A person arraigned ; a criminal.
CDl'ti-va-Ble, a. Capable of cultivation.
CuL'xi-VATE, V. a. To improve by tillage, care^

or study ; to till ; to labor on.
CDl'TI-vat-ed, p. a. Improved by culture ; fillei.
COl-TI-VA'tion, 77. Act of cultivating ; culture.
S7/77. — Cultivation of the earth or corn ; cultur*

of the earth.
COl'ti-va-TOR, 77. One who cultivates ; farmer.
CuL'TRATE, a. Shaped like a coulter or knife.
COlt'vrE (kult'yur), 77. Cultivation; tillage.



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C&LT'yRE (kiilt'yui), V. a. To cultivate.

CtJL'VER, 11. A pigeon or dove.

COl'ver-HoOse, n. A dove-cot.

COl'ver-i'n [kul'ver-in, S. ir. P J. E. F. K. Sm.;
kul've-ren, Ja.], n. A species of ordnance.

Cul'vert, 71. An arched drain for tlie passage of
water : — an arched bridge or passage.

CuL'vER-TAIL, 71. Dovetail : — amode of fastening.

Cum'bent, a. Lying down ; recumbent.

Cum'ber, v. a. To embarrass ; to encumber.

fCuM'BER, n. Vexation ; encumbrance.

Cum'ber-some, a. Troublesome ; burdensome.

COm'ber-some-lv, ad. In a troublesome mamier.

Cum'ber-some-ness, n. Encumbrance.

Cum'brance, n. Hinderance ; encumbrance.

CC'M'BRoys, a. Troublesome ; burdensome.

Cum' IN, n. An aromatic, annual plant.

Ctj'MU-LATE, V. a. To accumulate.

Cu-MU-la'tion, 11. Accumulation.

Cu'MU-LA -Ti VE, a. Consisting of parts heaped up.

Cu-NAB' U - LA, 11. pi. [L. cradles.] A term applied
to copies now existing of the first printed books,
or to such as were printed in the I5th century.

fCUNC-TA'TlQN, 11. Delay ; procrastination.

CuNC-TA'TOK, n. [L.] One who delays ; a lin-
gerer.

Cu'ne-^l, a. Relating to or like a wedge.

Cu'n^-at-ed, a. Made in form of a wedge.

Cu-NE'l-FORM [ku-ne'e-fdrm, S. W. P. Ja. Svi. C. ;
kii'ne-fdrm, K. Pf^b.], a. Formed like a wedge.

Cun'ni'ng, a. Skilful ; artful ; sly ; subtle ; crafty.
Syn. — A cunning fortune-teller ; an artful or crafty
politician ; a sly manager ; a subtle disputant.

COn'ning, n. [fKnowledge :] artifice ; slyness ; art.

CDN'NiNG-LY, ad. In a cunning manner ; slyly.

CCk'ning-nEss, n. Artifice ; slyness.

Ci?P . n. A drinking vessel : — a part of a flower.

COp v. a. To draw blood by scarification.

COp'bear-er (kiip'bAr-er), n. An officer of a
king's household ; an attendant at a feast.

*CiJP'BOARD (kiib'burd) [kiib'biird, S. W. F. Ja.
C. ; kap'bord, P. Wb. ; kiap'burd, J. ; kiib'bord,
Sm.], 11. A case witli shelves for provisions, &c.

*CiJP'BOARD (kub'burd), v. a. To hoard up.

Cu'pel, n. A shallow vessel, crucible, or cup,
used in assaying the precious metals.

Cu-pel-la'tion, n. Act of assaying or refining
the precious metals.

Cup'gAll, n. A gall found on oak-leaves.

Cu-PiD'i-TY, n. Unreasonable desire or hanker-
ing ; concupiscence ; avarice.

Cv'PQ-LA,n. [It.] A dome ; an arched roof.

COp'per, n. One who cups ; a scarifier.

COp'ping, 71. A method of letting blood.

Cup'ping-Glass, n. A vessel used for cupping.

Cu'PRE-oOs, a. Coppery: consisting of copper.

Cy'PRiF-ER-oDs, a. Producing copper.

CO'PULE, 71. {Bot.) The cup of the acorn, &c.

CtJR, n. A dog : — a snappisli, mean man.

CUR'A-BLE, a. That may be cured or healed.

Cur'a-ble-NESS, n. State of being curable.

Cu'ra-cy, n. Office or employment of a curate.

Cu'rate, n. A clergyman hired to perform the
duties of another ; a parish priest. See Cler-
gyman.

Cu'rate-ship, n. The office of a curate ; curacy.

Cu'R^-tive, a. Relating to the cure of diseases.

Cu-ra'tor, 71. [L.] One who has the care of
something ; a superintendent ; a guardian.

Curb, 71. Part of a bridle : — restraint; inhibition:
— a frame round the mouth of a well.

Curb, v. a._ To restrain ; to check ; to bridle.

CiJRB'-STONE, 71. A thick stone placed at the edge
of a stone pavement, or by a well.

CuR-cu'Lf-6, n. [L.] {F.nt.) A name applied
to a family of beetles, embracing the corn-weevil
and other species, which are destructive to fruits.

CiJRD, 71. The coagulated part of milk, or any liquid.

Curd, v. a. To turn to curds ; to curdle.

CcJR'dle, v. 71. To coagulate ; to concrete.

Cur'dle, v. a. To cause to coagulate.



CtJRD'Y, a. Coagulated ; concreted.

Cure, n. A remedy ; a restorative : — act of heal<

ing : — the benefice or employment of a curate.
Cure, v. a. To heal j to restore to health: — to

salt and preserve.

Syn. — Cure a disease ; heal a wound ; remedy a

grievance.
Cure'less, a. Without cure ; without remedy.
CuR'ER,_7i. One who cures ; a healer.
CtJR'FEW, 71. An evening bell, formerly a signal

in England for extinguishing fires : — a fire-plate.
Cu'Rf-A,n. [L.] A court ; a court-house.
Cu-Ri-6s'i-TY, 11. Quality of being curious ; in-

quisitiveness : — something rare j a rarity ; a sight.
Cu-Ri-6^ ^6, 11. fit.] A curious person ; virtuoso.
Cu'ri-oCs, a. Inquisitive ; rare ; accurate ; nice.
Cu'Rl-otis-LY, ad. In a curious manner.
Cu'Ri-ous-Nfiss, 11. Inquisitiveness ; nicety.
CiJRL, 7i. A ringlet of hair ; wave; ilexure.
Cure, v. a. To turn tlie hair in ringlets ; to twist
CtJRL, v.ji. To shrink into ringlets ; to bend.
CfiR'LE w (kiir'lu), n. A kind of water-fowl.
CiJRL'l-NiiSS, 71. The state of being curly.
CiJRL'v, a. Having curls ; tending to curl ; curled.
Cur-mud'geqn (kur-miid'jun), 71. An avaricious,

churlish fellow ; a miser ; a niggard ; a churl.
Cur-mud'9^eon-i,y, a. Avaricious ; churlish.
Cur'rant [kiir'rant, P. E. Ja. K. Sm. C. ; kiir'-

ran, S. fV. J. F.], n. A shrub and its fruit.
CtJR'REN-CY, 71. Circulation; flow: — the money

of a country, or the paper passing as money.
Cur'RENt, a. Generally received ; common ; gen-
eral ; popular : — passable : — now passing. — Cur-
rent money, money that passes at a fixed value.
Cur'rent, 11. A running stream ; course.
Cur-rSn'te cal'a-mo, [L.] With a running pen.
Cijr'rent-ly', ad. In a cureent manner.
Ct5R'RENT-NESS, 71. Circulation ; general recep.

tion.
COr'ri-cle, n. An open chaise with two wheels,
C0r'bi-er,7j. One who dresses and pares leather.
Cur'rish, a. Like a cur ; brutal ; sour ; morose.
Ci'K'BlsH-l,Y, ad. In a brutal or surly manner.
Ct'B'RlSH-NESS, 71. Moroseness; churlishness.
Cur'ry, v. a. To dress leather: — to beat; to

drub ; to rub, as a horse : — to tickle by flattery.
Cur'ry, n. A highly-spiced Indian mixture.
Ct'R'RV-coMB (kur're-kom), n. An iron comb for

currying horses.
Curse, v. a. To wish evil to; to execrate; to

afflict.
CiJRSE, V. 71. To utter imprecations.
Curse, n. Woe denounced against an enemy or

an offender ; a maledictioyi ; affliction ; torment.
CiJR'sED, a. Blasted by a curse ; deserving a curse ;

hatefiil : — unholy.
CtiR'SED-LY, ad. Miserably; shamefully.
CiJR'SED-NESS, 71. State of being under a curse.
CURS'ER, n. One who utters curses.
CiJB'SHlp, 11. Dogship : — meanness.
CuR'sj-TpR,7i. [L.J (Law.) A clerk in the chan>

eery.
CliR'siVE, a. Running ; rapid.
CiJR'so-Ri-LY, ad. In a cursory manner; hastily.



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