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CliR'sp-RJ-NEss, n. Slight attention.
CiiR'sp-Ry, a. Hasty ; quick ; slight ; careless.
Syn. — Cursory remark ; hasty answer ; quick

reply ; slight notice ; careless habit.
CifR'SUS, It, [L.] A course ; a race.
Curt, a. Short; curtailed; mutilated.
CVR-TAIL', V. a. To cut off; to shorten; to

abridge.
CvR-tail'er, 71. One who cuts off any thing.
CiiR'TAiN (kiir'tjn), n. A cloth hanging round a

bed, at a window, or in a theatre. — (Fort.) Part

of a wall between two bastions.
Cur'tain, v. a. To accommodate with curtains.
CiiB'TAL, n. A horse with a docked tail.
Cur'TAL, a. Brief or abridged ; curtailed.
CiJR'Ti-i-AqjE, n. (Law.) A court-yard near a

messuage.



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C Jut' sy. See Courtesy.

Cj'RtlLi;,a. Belonging to a chariot.

CiJR'vA-TED, a. Bent; crooked; curved.

CyR-VA'TlpN, n. Act of bending or crooking.

CiJR'VA-TURE, n. Crookedness; curve; flexure.

Curve (kiirv), a. Crooked ; bent ; inflected.

Curve, v. a. To bend ; to crook ; to inflect.

CiJRVE, n. Any thing bent : ■ -part cf a circle.

Cur- vet' oj-Cur'vet [l:ur-vet', S. W. P. J. F.
J3.; kiir'vet, jBT Sm. C. Jfu.], «. ?j. To loap, as
a liorse ; to bound ; to tiisk.

Cue' VET [kur-vet', S. W. P. J. E. F. ; kUr'vet,
Ja. K. Sm C.], n. A leap ; a bound ; a frolic.

CiJR-vj-LfN'E-AL,, a. Same as curvilinear.

CtJR-vi-LlN'E-AR [kiir-ve-lin'yar, S. JV. E. F. Ja.
K, Sm. ; kUr-ve-lin'e-?r, P. J. R. C] , a. Con-
sisting of a curved line ; composed of curved lines.

CiJR'vi-TY, ™. Crookedness; curvature.

COsh'at, n. The wood-pigeon or ring-dove.

COsH'tON (kush'un), ?;. A pillow for a seat.

COsH'lONED (kush'und), a. Seated on a cushion.

Cusp, n. A point ; the point or horn of the moon.

Cijs'pi-D^L, a. Sharp ; ending in a point.

CDs'pi-dat-ed, a. Ending in a point : pointed.

Cvs' PIS, n. [L.] The sharp end of a thing.

Cus'T.^RD, n. Food made of eggs, milk, sugar, &c.

Cus-To'Di-AL, a. Relating to custody ; guarding.

Cils-To'Di-AN, n. A keeper ; a curator.

CiJS'Tp-DY, n. Imprisonment ; care ; security.

Cus'TpM, 71. The frequent repetition of the same
act; habit; habitual practice; usage: — patron-
age: — duties on exports and imports. See Taxes.
Syn. — Custom is a frequent repetition of the
same act ; habit is the efTect of such repetition ;
fashion is the custom of numbers ; usage, the habit
of numbers.

COs'TOM-A-BLE, a. Common ; liable to duties.

Cus'tom-a-ble-ness, n. Conformity to custom.

Cus'TpM-A-BLY, od. According to custom.

Cits'TpM-A-Ri-LY, ad. Habitually ; commonly.

Cfis'TCM-A-Rl-NESS, n. Frequency ; commonness.

CiJS'TpM-A-RY, a. Conformable to custom ; usual.

CDs'TpM-ER, ru An accustomed buyer ; a dealer.

CDs'TpM-HousE, n. A house where the duties
Tipon goods, imported or ex|Kirted, are collected.

Cus'tu-ma-ry, n. A book of laws and customs.

Cut, ■«. a. [i. cut; -pp. cutting, cut.] To make
an incision ; to divide ; to hew ; to carve ; to
pierce: — to shun ; to avoid. [Low.]

Cut, v. n. To make use of an edged tool.

Cut, n. A gash or wound made by an edged tool ;
a blow : — a printed picture : — fashion ; shape.

Cy-TA'NE-ous, a. Relating to the skin ; cuticular.

Cute, a. Sharp ; shrewd ; acute. [Vulgar.]

Cu'ti-cle, n. The exterior membranous covering
of the body ; the scarf-skin : — a thin skin.

Cu-TTc'u-LAR,a. Belonging to the skin or cuticle.

CuT'LASS, n. A broad cutting sword.

CDt'ler, 71. One who makes or sells knives, &c.

CTit'ler-y, n. A cutler's business or ware.

CiJT'LET, 7(. A small piece of meat ; a steak.

CuT'piiRSE, 7!. A pickpocket ; a thief

CrjT'TER,_n. One that cuts: — a fast-sailing vessel.

CTit'throat, 71.. A murderer ; an assassin.

COt'throat (kut'tlirot), a. Cruel ; inhuman.

CfiT'TjNG, 71. A piece cut off; a chop ; a branch.

CDt'tle,71. a sort offish: — [favilo fclli w. Shak.]

C&t'-Wa-ter, n. The fore part of a ship's prow :
— ' the lower portion of n pior, I



Cut'-WORM (-wurm), n. A destructive insect.

Cv'an-Ide, 71. (Chem.) A compound of cyanic
acid with a base.

Cy'an-ite, 71. A mineral of blue color.

Cy-an'o-^-en, 71. (Chem.) A gas of strong odor.

Cy-a-n6m'e-ter, 71. An instrument for meas-
uring the jntensity of the color of the sky.

Cy-an'p-TYPE, n. A species of photography.

Cy'cle, n. A revolution of a certain period ot
time ; a periodical space of time : — a circle.

Cy'cloId, n. (Oeom.) A kind of geometrical
curve, which is traced out by any point of a circle
rolling on a straight line.

Cv-cloid'al, a. Relating to a cycloid.

Cy-cl6m'e-try, n. Art of measuring cycles.

Cy-clo-PjE'di-a (si-klo-pe'de-a), n. A circle ot
dictionary of the arts and sciences : — an encyclo-
pedia.

Cy-clp-pe'AN or Cy-clo'pe-AN [sl-klo-pii'an,
Ja. sin. R. C. JVb. ; si-klo'pe-an, K. Ash, Braiide],
a. Relating to the Cyclops ; vast ; terrific.

Cy-cl6p'ic, a. Vast; terrific; Cyclopean.

Cv'der, 71. See Cidek.

Cyg'net (sig'net), n. A young swan.

Cyl'in-der, n. A long, round body ; a roller.

Cy-lTn'dric, > a. Formed like or resembling

Cy-lTn'dri-cae, \ a cylinder.

CvL'iN-DRoiD, 7^. A Ixidy resembling a cylinder.

Cy'mA, 77. [L.] {Arch.) A moulding ; cyme.

Cy-Mar', 71. A slight covering ; a scarf; simar.

Cym'bal, n. An ancient musical instrument.

CymEj7i. {Bat.) An infloiescence ; cyma.

Cy-mose', a. Relating to or like a cyme.

Cy-nan'jGHE, 7i. {Med.) A disease of the throat ;
a species of quinsy or croup.

Cy-nan'thrp-py, n. A sort of canine madness.

Ci'N-ARC-TOM'A-leHY, 71. Bear-baiting with a
dog.

fCvN-E-^ET'lCS, 7!. pi. Art of hunting with dogs.

Cvn'ic, n. A follower of Diogenes ; a snarling
philosopher : — a morose man ; a snarler.

Cyn'ic, ) a. Having the qualities of a surly

CvN'i-CAL, j dog; snarling; snappish.

("vN'i-cisM, n. ftiisanthropy ; moroseness.

Cy'np-sure [si'no-sur, S. £. ; sin'o-siir, J. Wb.;
sin'9-shiir or sl'no-shur, W. ; sin'o-sur or si'no-
sur, F. ,• si'no-shur, Ja. ; sl'n9-zur or si'no-zhor,
Sin.],n. The star near the north pole, by which
sailors steer : — point of attraction ; any thing
used as a guide.

Cy'pher. See Cipher.

Cy'press, n. A tree ; an emblem of mourning.

C YP'RI-AN, a. Relating to Cyprus : — lewd.

Cyp'rine,71. {Mill.) A variety of green garnet.

Cy'PRUS, 77. A thin, transparent stuff.

C\'R-i-P-l69'ic, a. Relating to capital letters.

Cyst, n. A bag containing morbid matter.

Cyst'ED, a. Enclosed in a bag or cyst.

Cys'tic, a. Contained in a bag or cyst.

Cys'to-cele, n. {Med.) A hernia or rupture
arising from the protrusion of the bladder.

Cys-tot'v-my, 71. {Surg.) The operation of cut-
ting into the bladder, or the opening of incysted
tumors.

CfT'i-sOs, 71. [L.] A genus of shrubs: — trefoil.

Czar (zar), 71. The title of the emperor of Russia.

CZA-Ri'NA (za-rS'iiFi), 71. The empress of Russia.

CzXr'p-vv'Itz (zar'9.wits), n. The title of the
Czar's oldest sou.



D.



Dthe fourth letter and third consonant of the
J alphabet, is a dental and mute, and has a uni-
form sound, nearly approaching to that of t. — D
is used as a key in music: — as an abbreviation,
it stands for doctor ; as, D. D., doctor of divinity ;



M. D., doctor of medicine: — as a numeral, foi

500.
DXb, v. a. To strike gently ; to touch ; to slap.
DXb, ;i. A small lump: — a gentle blow: — a soft

substance : — an adept ; a dabster ; an artist.



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DXb'ble, v. a. To smear; to daub ; to spatter.

DiB'BLE, V. n. To play in water : — to tamper.

Dab'bler, n. One who dabbles or meddles.

Dab'chick, n. A small water-fowl.

DXb'ster, w. An adept in any thing. [Vulgar.]

Da cd'p'o, [It.] (Jl/it^-.) Again ; signifying that
the first part of the tune should oe repeated.

Dace, n. A small river-fl»h like the roach.

Dac't?l, n. [dactijliis, L.] A poetical foot con-
sisting of one long syllable and two short ones.

Dac-t?l'ic [dak-tll'ik, Ja. Are. ; dak'te-lik, K.
Ifb.], a.' Relating to the dactyl.

DXc-Ti'Li'l-p-GLSPH, n. A name inscribed on a
gem.

Dac-tvl-I-og'ra-phy, n. Gem-engravmg.

Dac'tvl-ist, n. One who writes flowing verse.

DXc-TyL-oi.'p-^v', n. Art of conversing by the
fingers.

Dac-tvl'p-mXn-cy, n. Divination by the fingers.

Dad or Dad'dy, n. A child's terra for father.

Da'do, 7i. [It.] Plain part of a column ; the die.

D^.-da'li-an, a. Like a labyrinth ; dedalous.

fDAFF, V. a. To toss aside ; to put otf ; to daunt.

Daf'fo-dil or Daf'fo-dil-ly, n. The narcissus.

Dag'j&er, n. A short sword ; poniard : — mark [t].

DA&'£tER§-DRAW'lNG, n. A drawing of daggers.

Dag'gle, v. a. To trail in mire or water; to
draggle.

DXg'gle, v. n. To pass through wet or dirt.

DXg'GLE-tail, a. Bemired ; bespattered.

DXg'lock, n. A loose end of a lock of wool.

Da-guisrre'O-type (da-5er'o-tip), n. A method
of fixing images, by means of the camera obscura,
on metal plates ; — invented by M. Dagucrre.

DA-GUiiRRE-o-TSp'lc, a. Relating to daguerreo-
types.

Dah'li-a [da'le-a, Sm. ; da'le-a, Wb. Ogilvie,
Boag ; dal'e-a, Craig], n. A plant and beautiful
flower ; — called by some georgina.

Dai'ly (da'le), a. Happening every day ; diurnal.
Syn. — Daily occurrences ; diurnal motion of
the earth ; quotidian fever.

Dai'ly, ad. Every day ; very often.

Dain'ti-ly, ad. Delicately ; nicely ; fastidiously.

Dain'ti-NjESS, n. Delicacy ; fastidiousness.

Dain'ty, a. Delicious ; fine ; nice : squeamish.

Dain'tv, n. Something nice or delicate ; a tidbit.

Dai'by (da're), n The making of butter and cheese :

— the place where milk is preserved or made into
butter, <Stc. ; a milk farm.

Dai'rv-MAID, 71. A female who manages a dairy.

DX'is or Dais, n. [Fr.] A platform or raised floor.

Dai'^ied (da'zid), a. Full of daisies.

Dai'ly (da'ze), n. A perennial plant and flower.

Dale, n. A spacp between hills ; a vale ; valley.

DXl'li-ance, n. Mutual caresses ; acts of fond-
ness: — [fdelay ; procrastination. S/iak.]

Dal'li-er, n. A trifler ; a fondler.

DXl'ly, v. n. To trifle ; to fondle : — to delay.

DXm, n. A mole or bank to confine water : — a fe-
male parent, used ol beasts.

DXm, v. a. To confine water by dams.

DXM'A(,iE, n. Mischief; hurt; detriment ; loss. —
(Law.) PL Indemnity for injuries.

Dam'ac^e, v. a. To injure ; to impair ; to hurt.

DXm'A(^e-a-Ble, a. Susceptible of damage.

Dam'a^cene (dam'zn), n. A plum. See Damson.

DXm' ASK, n._ Figured cloth or silk : — a red color.

DXM'AS-KiJEN, V. a. To inlay iron with gold,&c.

DAM'AS-kiNj^n. A sabre made at Damascus.

DXM'ASK-R6§E',n. Rose of Damascus ; a red rose.

Dame, n. Formerly a title of honor for a woman :

— a lady ; matron ; a mistress of a family.
DXmn (dam), V. a. To doom to eternal punish-
ment ; to curse ; to condemn : — to hoot ; to hiss.

Dam'na-ble, a. Most wicked ; pernicious. [Low.]
DXm-na'tion, n. Exclusion from divine mercy ;

eternal punishment ; condemnation.
DXm'na-to-bv, a. Containing condemnation.
DXmned (damd or dam'ned), p. a. Condemned;

hateful ; detestable ; abhorred. [ Vulgar.]



DXm-nYf'IC, a. Procuring loss ; mis'-.hievous.

Damp, a. Moist; wet; foggy: — dbjecoed ; sun^

DXmp, 71. Fog ; moisture ; vapor : — dejection.

Damp, v. a. To wet ; to moisten ; tc depress.

DXmp'en (damp'pn), v. a. To niake damp.

Damp'er, ft. He or that which d^nips or checks.

DXmp'ish, a. Moist ; inclining, to wet ; humid.

Damp'ish-n£ss, n. Tendency to moisture.

DXmp'ness, 71. State of beLig damp; moisture;
fogginess.

fDXMP'v, a. Dejected; gloomy: — moist; damp.

DXm'§el, 71. A young maid J. 1 ; a girl.

DXm'§on (dam'zn) ti. A sra;.U, dark-colored plunk

fDXN, 71. The old term of b.>;ior for men.

DXn, 71. A truck or sledge used in coal-mines.

Dance (12), v. n. To mo"a with regulated mo-
tions ot the feet ; to move iimbly.

Dance, v. a. To make to nance.

Dance, 71. A regulated movement of the feet.

DAn'cer, 71. One who pr^tctises dancing.

Dan'cing, 71. Act of movi.ig with steps to music.

Dan'cJng-MAs'ter, 71. A teacher of dancing.

DXN-DE-Ll'pN, 71. A plan [ and yellow flower.

DXn'di-prXt, 71. A conceited little fellow.

DXn'dle, v. a. To fondle ; to treat like a child.

DXn'dler, 71. One who dandles children .

DXn'druff, 71. Scurf on the head.

DXn'dy, 71. A worthless cnxcomb ; a fop.

DXn'dy-i§M, 71. The qual ties of a dandy.

Dane, 7i. A native of Den nark.

DANE'firELD, 71. Danish n oney : — ataxlaidupoq
the English nation by the Danes.

Dan'^eb, ft. Exposure to njury ; hazard; peril.
Syn. — Man is always « xposed to danger, is in
perils by sea and land, en,^ages in a battle at the
hazard of life, and runs a risk in enterprise.

Dan'c^eb, v. a. To endanger. Shak. [R.]

DAN'^EB-Lliss, a. Without hazard ; without risk.

Dan'(;ier-oDs, a. Full of danger : perilous.

Dan'(^eb-ous-ly, ad. Hazardously ; with danger.

Dan'9ER-OUS-nj3SS, 71. Danger ; peril.

DXn'gle, v. n. To hang loose ; to follow.

Dan'gleb, 71. One who dangles or hangs about.

Dan'ish, a. Relating to the Danes.

f DXnk, a. Damp ; humid ; moist ; wet. Shak.

Da-nO'bi-an, a. Relating to the Danube.

DXph'ne, n. {Bot.) A genus of plants ; the laurel.

Dap' i-FER,n. [L.] One who serves food at table.

DXp'per, a. Little and active; pretty ; neat.

Dap'per-lKng, 77. A dwarf; a dandiprat.

DXp'ple, a. Of various colors ; variegated.

Dap'ple, v. a. To streak ; to vary ; to spot.

DXp'pled (dap'pld), a. Being of difl^erent colors.

Dap'ple-gray, a. Gray marked with spots.

Dare, tj. 71. [i. durst ; pp. daring, dared.] To
have courage ; not to be afraid ; to venture.

Dare, v. a. [i. dared ; pp. daring, dared.] Ti>
challenge ; to defy ; to brave.

Dar'er, ft. One who dares or defies.

Dar'ing, a. Bold ; adventurous ; fearless.

Dar'ing-ly, ad. Boldly ; courageously.

Dar'ing-ness, 71. Boldness ; fearlessness.

Dark, a. Wanting light; not light; opaque; obi
scure ; gloomy ; dismal.

Dark, 71. Darkness; obscurity; want of light.

Dark'en (dar'kn), v. a. To make dark ; to cloud.

Dark'en (dar'kn), v. n. To grow dark.

Dark'en-eb (dar'kn-er), 71. That which darkens.

Dark'ish, a. Dusky ; approaching to dark.

Dark'ly, ad. With darkness ; obscurely.

Dark'ness, 71. Absence of light ; obscurity.

Syn. — Darkness of night, of ignorance ; obscU'
rity of condition, of meaning.

Dark'sqme (dark'suni), a. Gloomy ; obscure.

Dar'ling, a. Favorite; dear; beloved,.

Dar'ling, 71. One much beloved ; a favorite.

Darn, 7). a. To mend a rent or hole by sewing.

Dar'nel, 71. A weed growing in the fields.

Darn'ing, 71. The act of mending holes.

Dart, 71. A weapon thrown by the hand ; aspeat

Dart, v. a. To throw ; to shoot ; to emit.



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DXrt, o. n. To fly rapidly, as a dart.

Dart'er, n. One who throws a dart.

Dart'ing-ly, ad. Very swiftly ; like a dart.

DisH, V. a. To strike against : — to besprinkle ; to
mingle : — to obliterate ; to blot ; to confound.

Dash, v. n. To fly off" ; to rush ; to strike.

Dash, n, A mark or line in writing, thus [ — ] : —
a blowj — an ostentatious show.

Dash'board, ) n. A board in the fore part of vehi-

DXsh'er, ) cles to defend persons from mud.

DlSH'lNG, a. Precipitate ; rushing : — foppish.

DAs'tard, 71. A base coward; a poltroon.

DXs'tard-Ize, c. a. To intimidate.

DAs'tard-LI-NESS, n. Cowardliness.

Das'tard-ly, a. Cowardly ; mean.

Da' TA, n. pi. [h.] Truths admitted. See Datum.

Da'ta-ry, n. A papal officer in Rome, who re-
ceives petitions, and affixes to the Pope's bulls
the words Datum Romas.

Date, n. The time of any event ; epoch ; era : —
time at which a letter is written : — a fruit.

Syn. — Date of a letter ; the Christian era ; the
epoch of the Hegira.

Date, ^. a. To note with the time. — v. n. To begin.

DATE'LESS,_a. Without any date or fixed term.

Date'-Tree, n. A kind of palm that bears dates.

Da'tive, a. (^Oram.) Noting the third case of
Greek and Latin nouns, relating to giving.

Da' TU3I, n. ; pi. da' ta. [L.] A thing given ; a
proposition or trutli admitted.

Daub, v. a. To smear ; to paint coarsely ; to flatter.

Daub,™. Coarse painting ; plaster.

Daub'er, n. One who daubs ; a coarse painter.

Daub'er-y, n. A daubing ; any thing artful.

Daub'ing, m. Plaster; coarse painting.

Daub'y, a. Viscous ; glutinous ; smeary.

Daugh'ter (daw'ter), n. A female offspring of a
man or woman ; a female child.

Daugh'ter-in-law', K. A son's wife.

Daugh'ter-li-ness, n. The quality of a daughter.

Daugh'ter-ly (daw'ter-le), a. Like a daughter.

*Daunt (dint, 33) [diint, W. J. F. Ja. Sm. C. Wb. :
dawnt, S. E. K. ; dS-wnt or dant, P.], v. a. To
discourage ; to frighten ; to intimidate ; to appall.

♦Daunt'less (dint'les), a. Fearless ; bold.

*Daunt'less-ness, n. Fearlessness.

Dau'phin, n. The title formerly given to the eldest
son of the king of France.

Dau'phin-ess, n. The wife of the dauphin.

Dau'rite, 71. [Min.) A variety of tourmaline.

Da'vit, 77. {J^aut.) A short piece of timber, used
in managing an anchor : — a sort of crane.

Daw, 71. A bird : the jackdaw.

Daw'dle, v. n. To waste time ; to trifle ; to dally.

Daw'dler, n. A trifler ; a dallier.

Dawn, v. n. To grow light ; to glimmer ; to open.

Dawn, n. The first appearance of light ; break of
day : — beginning- ; r'se.

Dawn'ing, 77. Breakuf day : — beginning ; dawn.

Day (da), 71. The time between the rising and set-
ting of the sun, called the artificial day ; the time
from noon to noon, or from midnight to midnight,
called the natural day ; 24 hours, beginning and
ending at midnight, called Vbe civil day: — an
age : — life : — light. — To-day, on this day.

Day'BOOK (da'buic), 71. A tradesman's journal.

Day'breaKjTi. Dawn; first appearance of day.

Day'dream, n. A dream, vision, or scheme, con-
ceived or formed when one is awake.

Day'-La-B(?r, n. Labor l)y the day.

Day'-La-bor-er, n. One who works by the day.

Day'LIGHT (da'lit), n. The light of the day.

Day'lil-y, 71. A plant and flower ; asphodel.

DAY'-RflLE, n. (Law.) A release for one day.

tpAYlj'lviXN, 71. An umpire ; a judge.

Day'spring, n. Rise of the day ; the dawn.

Day'star, 71. The morning star ; Venus.

Day'!j-Work', 71. Work of a day. — (JVaut.) A
ship's course for 24 hours.

Day'time, 71. Time in which there is lieht.

DAy'-WoRK(-wurk),7i. Work imposed by the day.



Day'-WrTt (da'rit), n. (Late.) Same as day^rule,
Daze, n. (JIfm.) A glittering stone.
fDAZE, V. a. To overpower with light ; to dazzle.
Daz'zle, v. a. To overpower with light.
Dea'con (de'kn), 71. An ecclesiastical officer: —

an Episcopal clergyman of the lowest order.
Dea'con-eSS (de'kn-es), n. A female deacon.
De a'con-ry, Dea'con-ship, 71. Office of a deacon.
Dead (ded), a. Deprived of life; lifeless; inani-
mate : — dull ; spiritless ; still : — tasteless ; vapid.
Dead (ded), n. Stillness ; depth. — PI. dead men.
Dead'-drijivk, a. So drunk as to be motionless.
Dead'en (ded'dn), v. a. To deprive of life or

vigor ; to make dead, vapid, or spiritless.
Dead'ish, a. Resembling what is dead : dull.
DEAD'-LtFT, 7i. A lift made with main strength.
Dead'-Light (ded'lit), n. (Maut.) A sort of

shutter placed over the glass window of a cabin.
Djead'li-ness, n. State of being deadly.
Dead'ly (ded'le), a. Destructive ; mortal.

Syn. — Deadly poison ; destructive fire ; mortal

hatred ; fatal blow.
Dead'ly (ded'le), ad. Mortally ; implacably.
Dead'ness (ded'nes), n. Want of life or vigor.
Dead'net-TLE (ded'net-tl), n. A weed.
Dead'-Reck-oning (ded'rek-njng), n. Estima-

tion of the place where a ship is, by the log-boofc
Dead'-Wa-ter, 71. The eddy of water that closes

in with a ship's stern.
*Deaf (def, 36) [def, S. W. P. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm.

R. C. ; def, fVb.], a. Wanting the sense of hear-
ing ; not hearing.
*Deaf'en (def'fn) [def'fn, S. TV. P. J. E. F. Ja.

K. Sm. R. C. ; de'fii, Wb.],v.a. To make deaf.
*Deaf'ly (def'le), ad. In a deaf manner.
*De af'ness (de'f'nes), n. State of being deaf.
Deal (del), 71. Part; quantity; a dole: — fir o»

pine timber sawed into planks or boards.
Deal, 7). a. [i. dealt; pp. dealing, dealt.] Tm

distribute ; to divide ; to scatter ; to throw about
Deal, v. n. To traffic ; to transact ; to act.
Deal'er,77. One who deals ; a trader.
Deal'ing, 71. Practice; intercourse; traffic.
Dealt (delt),j. & p. From Deal.
tDE-XM'BiJ-LATE, V. n. To perambulate.
fDE-SM'BU-LA-TO-RY, 77. A place to walk in.
Deaiv, 71. An ecclesiastical dignitary next to -^

bishop: — an officer in a college or literary 'ui&a.

tution. See Clergyman.
Dean'er-y, 77. The office or house of a deau.
Dean'ship, 77. The office of a dean ; deanery.
Dear (der), a. Beloved ; highly esteemed ; pre

cious : — of high price ; costly.
Dear, 77. A darling ; a word of endearment.
Dear'born, 77. A light four-wheeled carriage.
Dear'-bought (-bilwt), a. Purchased at a high
Dear'-loved (der'luvd), a. Much loved, [price-
Dear'ly (der'le), ad. In a dear manner; fondly.
Dear'ness, 77. Fondness; love: — costliness.
Dearth (derth), 77. Scarcity ; want ; famine.
Dear'y, 71. The diminutive oi dear ; a darling.
Death (deth), 77. Extinction of life ; mortality.
Syn. — The death of man, of beast, of plants,

&c. ; decease of a human being ; demise of the

king ; mortality of all.
Death'-Bed, 7!. The bed on which a person dies.
Death'-bod-ing, p. a. Portending death.
Death'lj;ss, a. Immortal ; never-dying.
DEATH'LiKE_(deth'lik), a. Reoemhling death.
Death's'-Door, 77. A near approach to death.
DJJATHs'MAN (deths'man), 77. An executioner.
DiiATH'WARD (deth'wurd), ad. Toward death.
Death'-War-rant (deth'wor-rant), 71. An or-
der for the execution of a criminal.
Death'watch (deth'woch), 77. An insect whose

noise is imagined to prognosticate death.
De-ba'cle (de-ba'kl),77. [Fr.] (Oeul.) A deluge

a great rush of waters, breaking down obstacles.
De-bar', v. a. To exclude ; to hinder.
D^-bark', v. a. To land ; to disembark.
De-bar-ka'tion, n. Act of disembarking.



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Pe-EASE', v. a. To degrade ; to lower ; to hum-
ble; to abase : — to vitiate ; to adulterate.
De-base'MENT, w. Act of debasing ; abasement-
De-bas'er, K. One who debases.
De-bat'a-BLE, a. Disputable ; contestable.
De-bate', n. A discussion ; a dispute ; a quarrel ;

a contest ; a difference.
De-bate', v. a. To controvert; to dispute; to

argue ; to dijciiss.
De-BATE', v. n. To deliberate ; to dispute.
De-bate'ful, a. Contentious; contested.
De-bate'ful-ly, ad. In a contentious manner.
De-bate'ment, n. Controversy ; debate. Shale.
De-bat'er, n. One who debates ; a disputant.
De-BAUCh', v. a. To corrupt ; to vitiate ; to ruin.
De-bauch', n. Drunkenness ; excess ; lewdness.
De-bauched' (de-baucht'), ?• "■• Corrupted by

debauchery or excess ; dissolute; intemperate.
De-bauch'ed-ness, u. Intemperance; excess.
DEb-AU-<jhee' (deb-^-she'), /I. A rake ; drunkard.
De-Bauch'er, n. One who debauches.
De-BAUCh'er-y, n. Intemperance : — lewdness.
De-baucii'ment, re. Act of debauching.
De-BENT'ure (de-bent'yur), k. (Law.) An instru-
ment by which a debt is claimed : — a certificate
of drawback of duties or allowance.
jDeb'ile, a. Weak ; feeble ; faint. Shak.
De-bil'i-tate, v. a. To weaken ; to make faint.
DE-BlL-i-TA'TlON, n. Act of weakening ; debility.
De-BIL'i-TV, m. Weakness; feebleness; languor.
Syn. — Debility of body ; weakness or feebleness
of body or mind ; imbecility of mind ; infirmity of
age; languor oi i6t;\\n^.
*Deb'it [deb'it, F. K. Sm. C. Wb. ; de'bit, Ja.], n.

Money due for goods sold on credit.
*Deb'it, a. Noting the debtor side of a book.
♦Deb'JT, v. a. To charge with debt.
Deb-o-nair', a. Elegant ; civil ; well-bred
Deb-p-nair'ly, ad. Elegantly ; with civility.
DEb-P-nair'ness, n. Civility ; complaisance.
De-b6u^h' (de-bosh'), v. n. To march out of a

wood or narrow pass.
Debouchure (da-bo-shiir'), n. [Fr.] The

mouth of a river or strait.
Debris (doL-hrS.'), n. [Fr.] {Ocol.) Fragments
of rocks, gravel, &c. detached from the sides of
mountains ; rubbish.
Debt (det), n. What one man owes to another.
Syn. — Pay a debt ; give to every one his due.
Debt-ee' (det-e'), re. One to whom a debt is due.



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