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Dred(^e, n. A net or drag for taking oysters : —
a machine for clearing canals and rivers : — a
mixture of grain.

Dredqje, v. a. To scatter flour on: — to take or
gather : — to scoop up from the bottom of a river,&c.

Dredc^'er, n. One who uses a dredge : — a box.

Dredg'ing-Box, 7?. A box for dredging meat.

Dreg'gy, a. Containing dregs ; feculent.

\)REG§, 11. pi. Sediment of liquors ; lees; refuse.
Syn. — Dreo-s or lees of wine ; sediment of wa-
ter ; refuse of timber or of tlie people.

Drench, v. a. To wet thoroughly ; to wash ; to
soak ; to steep : — to physic.

Drench, n. A draught: — physic for a brute.

Dress, ■«. a. [i. dressep or drest ; pp. dressing,
DRESSED or drest.] To clotho ; to adorn ; to
deck : — to cook : — to cover, as a wound.

Dress, v. n. To range in a line : — to put on dress.

Dress, n. Clothes ; garments ; vesture ; apparel.

Dress'er, 11. One who dresses : — a kitchen table.

Dress'ing, n. Act of one who dresses : — applica-
tion to a wound : — manure for land : — attire.

DriSss'ing-Room, n. A room to dress in.

DrEss'y, a. Showy in dress ; attentive to dress.

Drib, n. A drop ; a driblet. [iJ.]
Drib'ble, v. n. To fall in drops ; to slaver.
Drib'let, n. A small quantity ; a small sum.
Dri'er, 11. He or that which dries or absorbs.
Drift, n. Any thing driven at random : — force ;

scope ; design ; tendency -. — a heap ; a body ti

snow. — ( Oeol.) A diluvial formation.
Drift, v. a. To drive ; to throw togetlier on heaps.
Drift, v. n. To form into heaps, as snow.
Drift'wood (-wud), n. Wood floating on water.
Drill, v. a. To pierce with a drill ; to bore : — to

exercise troops ; to train : — to sow in rows.
Drill, v. n. To flow gently ; to muster.
Drill, n. An instrument for boring holes: — a

small brook : — military exercise : — a row of grain

or any thing sowed : — a channel : — an ape.
DrIll'-Box, n. A box for holding and sowing

Drill'ing, ra. Act of using a drill: — military

exercise : — a kind of cotton or linen cloth.
Drill'-PloOgh (dril'plbii), n. A plough which

ploughs the earth and sows grain in rows.
Drink, v. n. [i. drank ; pp. DRINKING, DRUNK.] To

swallow liq\iors ; to quench thirst; to imbibe ; to

drink to excess.
Drink, v. a. To swallow ; to suck up ; to absorb.
Drink, n. Liquor to be swallowed ; beverage.
DRlNK'A-BLE,a. Capable of being drunk ; potable.
Drink'er, n. One who drinks ; a drunkard.
Drink'ing, n. Act of swallowing liquid.
Drip, v. n. To fall in drops. — v. a. To let fall.
DrIp, 11. That which falls in drops : — the edge of

a roof; a projecting cornice.
Drip'ping, n. Fat gathered from roast meat ; drip.
Drip'ping-Pan, n. A pan in which drippings are

caught, as of roast meat.

Drive, v. a. [i. drove ; pp. DRIVING, DRIVEN.] To

force along ; to urge ; to compel ; to send ; to

chase ; to hunt : — to guide.
Drive, v. n. To rush hastily ; to tend ; to aim.
Drive, n. A course for, or passage in, a carriage.
Driv'el (driv'vl), v. n. To slaver ; to dote.
Driv'el, n. Slaver; moisture from the mouth.
Driv'el-ler (driv'vl-er), n. A fool ; an idiol.
DrXv'en (driv'vn),p. Fxom Drive.
Driv'er, n. One who drives ; a charioteer.
Driz'zle, v. a. To shed in small, slow drops.
DrIz'zle, v. n. To fall in small, slow drops.
Driz'zle, n. A small rain ; mizzle ; mist.
Driz'zly, a. Shedding small rain ; drizzling.
Droit, n. [Fr.] (Law.) A writ of right.
Droll, a. Comical ; odd ; strange ; queer.
Droll, n. A jester ; a buffoon : — a farce.
Droll, ■«. n. To jest ; to play the buflhon.
Droll'ER-y, M. Idle jokes ; buffoonery; a show
Dr6m'e-da-ry, n. A sort of cauiel with one hump.
Drone, n. The male bee which makes no honey :

^a sluggard ; an idler : — a humming sound.
Drone, v. n. To live in idleness ; to dream.
Dron'ish, a. Idle: indolent; sluggish.
Droop, v. n. To languish ; to faint ; to pine away.
Drop, n. A globule of liquid : — an earring : — tiie

platform of a gallows, which drops down.
Drop, v. a. [i. dropped or dropt ; pp. dropping,

DROPPED or dropt.] To pour in drops ; to let

fall ; to quit.
Drop, v. n. To fall in drops ; to fall ; to die.
Drop'let, ■". A little drop: — a small earring.
Drop'ping, II. That which falls in drops : — a fall.
Drops, ?j.pZ. Liquid medicine measured by dropping.
Dr6p'-se-rene, 7j. (Med.) Gutta-serena ; amau-
Dr6p's|-cal, a. Diseased with a dropsy.
Drop'sied (drop'sid), a. Diseased with a dropsy.
Drop'sy, 11. (Med.) A disease from a nnirbid

collection of water or serous fluid in the body.
Dros'ky, n. A Russian four-wheeled pleasuro-

carriage ; — corrupted from droitischka.
Dross (21), n. The scum of metals ; rust : — refusa
Dros'si-nEss, n. Foulness ; feculence ; rust.
Dros'sy, o. Full of dross ; worthless ; fcul.

A, E, I, o, u, y, long ; A, e, T, o, D, ?, short ; A, E, I, p, V, Y, obscure. — fAre, far. fast, all ; HfilR, HER;




Drought (drout), n. Dry weather ; want of rain.

Drough't;-n£ss rdrou'te-nes), n. Want of rain.

DroO&h'ty (drbu'te), a. Wanting rain ; dry.

Drove, n. A number of cattle driven : — a crowd.

Drove, i. From Drive.

Dro'ver, 7?, One wlio drives cattle to market.

Drovvn, v. a. To suffocate in water; to over-
whelm ; to overflow ; to deluge ; to immerse.

Drovvn. v. n. To be suffocated in water.

Drovvn'er, n. He or that which drowns.

Drow^eJ v. a. To make heav'y with sleep.

Drowse, D. ?i. To slumber ; to grow heavy. .

Drow'^^i-ly, ad. In a drowsy manner ; sleepily.

DROvV'si-NJJSS, n. Sleepiness ; sluggishness.

DroVv'^v, a. Sleepy ; heavy ; lethargic ; dull.

DRiJB, V. a. To thresh ; to beat ; to bang.

Drub, n. A thump ; a knock ; a blow.

DrDb'bing, ?!. A beating ; a thumping.

DRtJDCjtE, V. n. To work hard ; to slave.

DRijDc^tE, n. One who works hard ; a slave ; servant.

DRiJDqt'ER-Y, n. iVlean labor; hard, servile work.

Drug, n. An ingredient used in medicine ; medi-
cine : — any thing without worth or value.

Drug, v. a. To season with drugs ; to tincture.

DRiJG'£;ER-MAN, n. See Dragoman.

Drug'set, n. A slight kind of woollen stuff.

DRUG'fiTsT, n. One who manufactures and sells
medicines ; a dealer in drugs.

DriJ'id, n. A priest of the ancient Britons, &c.

DrO-id'i-cal, a. Pertaining to the Druids.

DRU'iD-i§?rfi, Tu The doctrines of the Druids.

Drijm, n. An instrument of military music : — the
tympanum of the ear : — a cylinder.

Drum, v. n. To beat a drum ; to beat.

DrOm, v. a. To expel with the beat of a drum.

Drum-i\1 a'jor, n. Chief drummer of a regiment.

Drum'mer, k. One who beats a drum.

DRiJivi'-STicK, n A stick for beating a drum.

Drunk, a. Intoxicated with liquor; inebriated.

Drijnk, p. From Drink.

Drunk' ARD, n. One addicted to drunkenness ; sot.

DrCjnk'en (drung'kn), a. Intoxicated ; drunk.

DRUNK'EN-Ni2Ss"(drung'kn-nes), n. Ebriety.

Drupe, n. A one-celled fruit, as a peach or plum.

Dry, a. Arid ; not wet; not rainy: — not juicy:

— not giving milk: — thirsty: — barren; plain:

— cold ; indifferent : — sly : — severe ; sarcastic.
Dry, v. a. To free from moisture : — to drain.
Dry, v. 11. To grow dry ; to lose moisture.
Drv'ad, n. [dnjas, L.] {Myth.) A wood-nymph.
Drv'Ly, ad. In a dry manner ; frigidly ; coldly
Drv'ness, 72. Want of moisture ; aridity.
Drv'-Nurse, n. A woman who brings up and

feeds a child by hand, without the breast.

Dry'-Rot, n. A disease in timber ; sap-rot.

Dry'-rRb, k. a. To rub clean without wetting.

Dry'salt-er, n. A dealer in dyestuffs and chem-
ical salts used by dyers and manufacturers.

Drv'-shod, a. Having dry feet.

Du'AL, a. Expressing the number two.

Du'AL-i§M, n. The doctrine of two gods.

Du-AL-is'Tic, a. Relating to dualism.

Du-Xl'i-ty, n. The state of being two.

Du'ar-jEHY, n. A government by two rulers.

DDb, v. a. To tap with a sword : — to make a knight
of ; to confer knighthood on a person.

DtJB, V. n. To make a quick or brisk noise.

Dub, 71. A blow ; a knock. — [A puddle, Brockett.]

DiTbi-oDs, a. Doubtful ; uncertain ; not clear.

Du'BJ-oCJs-LY, at/. Uncertainly; doubtfully.

Du'Bi-oys-NESs, 71. Uncertainty; doubt.

DO'CAL, a. Pertaining to a duke or dukedom.

DOc'at, n. A European coin struck by a duke : —
value of the silver ducat 4s. or 5s. sterling ; the
golden, about twice as much.

D0c-a-t66n', 71. A Dutch silver coin: — 5s. Gd.

DT'Ch'ess, n. The consort or lady of a duke.

Ducn'v, n. The territory of a duke ; a dukedom.

DfiCK, n. A water-fowl : — a kind of canvas.

Dl'CK, v. n. To dive under water ; to cringe,

Duck, v. a. To put under water; to immerse.
DucK'ER, «. A diver; a cringer.
Duck'ing, n. Act of putting under water.
Duck'ing-Stool, 71. A stool for ducking scolds
Duck'-legged (diik'legd), a. Short-legged.
Duck'ling, n. A young or small duck.
DiicT, n. A tube in the body ; a canal ; a passage
Duc'tile, a. That may be drawn out ; easily led,

flexible; pliable.
Duc'TiLE-NiJss, 77. Flexibility ; ductility.
Dyc-TiL,'l-TV,?t. Capacity of extension ; flexibility.
Dud, 77. A rag. — PL Rags ; tatters.
Dud'9^eon (dtid'jun), 7!. A small dagger: — sul-

lenness ; ill-will ; anger ; resentment.
Due (du), a. Owed: — proper; fit; exact.
Due (du), ad. Exactly ; directly ; as, due north.
DDE, n. That which belongs or is owed to one ; a

debt ; right ; just title ; tribute ; toll.
Du'EL, 77. A combat between two ; a single fight.
Du'EL, V. n. To fight a duel or single combat.
DO'el-ler, n. A single combatant ; a duellist.
Du'EL-LiNG,?). The act or custom of fighting duels.
Du'EL-LlsT, 77. One who fights a duel.
^Du-el'lo, 77. [It.] The duel ; the rule of duelling.
Du-i3N'NA, 7!. ,• pi. DU-EN'NA§;. [duena, Sp.] AlTI

elderly woman who guards a younger one.
Du-et', 71. [duetto, It.] A song for two jjertormers.
Duf'fel, 71. A kind of frieze or coarse cloth.
DuF'FER, 77. A hawker of smuggled goods.
DCg, 77. A pap or teat of a beast.
DiJG, 7. &p. From Dig.
DiJKE, 77. One of the highest order of nobility in

England : — a sovereign prince in Germany, &c.
Duke' DOM, 77. Possessions or quality of a duke.
DOl'CET, a. Sweet ; luscious ; harmonious.
Dul-ci-fi-ca'tion, 77. The act of sweetening.
DDL'ci-F^ > _ To sweeten.
Dul'cq-rate, )

DDl'ci-mer, 77. An ancient musical instrument.
Du'Ll-A,n. [L.] An inferior kind of worship.
Dull, a. Not'sharp ; blunt; obtuse: — not bright 5

dim : — doltish ; stupid : — awkward : — sad ; de-
jected : — sluggish ; lifeless.
Dull, v. a. To stupefy : — to blunt : — to sadden.
Dul'lard, 77. A blockhead ; a dolt.
DDll'-brained (diil'brand), a. Stupid ; doltish.
Dull'head, n. A stupid person ; a blockhead.
Dul'ly, ad. In a dull manner ; stupidly.
Dul'ness, 77. Stupidity : — dimness: — bluntness.
Dy-Loc'RA-CY, n. A government of slaves.
Du'ly, ad. In due manner; properly ; fitly.
Dumb (dum), a. Incapable of speech ; mute.

Sy/i. — He is dumb or speechless who cannot

speak ; he is silent who does not speak ; he is

mute whose silence is compulsory.
Dumb (dum), v. a. To silence.
DDmb'-Bell§, 77. pi. Weights held in the hands,

and swung to and fro for exercise.
Dumb'ly (dum'le), ad. Mutely ; silently.
Dumb'ness (duni'nes), n. Incapacity to speak.
Dumb'-Show (dum'sho), 77. A pantomime.
Dum'found, )v.a. To strike dumb; to con-
Dum-foOnd'er, ) fuse. [Low.]
DDm'MY, 77. One who is silent. [Vulgar.]
Du-m6se', a. (Bot.) Having a compact, bushy

DtJMP, 77. Sorrow ; melancholy ; sadness. — pU A

fit of melancholy ; low spirits.
DuMP'iSH, a. Sad; melancholy; dejected.
DuMP'iSH-NESS, 77. Sadness; melancholy.
Dump'ling, 71. A small, round pudding.
DuMP'vi a. Short and thick : — dumpish.
Dun, a. Of a dark color ; dark ; gloomy.
DfiN, V. a. To press ; to ask often for a debt.
Dun, 77. Demand for a debt : — a clamorous, impor-
tunate creditor.
nrjNCE,77. A tliickskull ; a dullard ; a dolt.
Dune, 71. A hill ; a down. See Down.
ntJN'FTsH, 71, Fish cured in a certain manner.
DHng, 71. The excrement of animals ; manure.
DOn'^epn (dun'jun)i «• A close, dark prison.

MIEN, SIR; MOVE, NOR, s5n; bOll, BUR, rCle. — <;, 9, *, so/i! ; je,jG,c- 'g,hard; f a.9z; 5f csgz: THia




DCng'fork, n. A fork for moving dung.
DDng'hill, n. A heap or accumulation of dung.
DDng'hill, a. Sprung from the dunghill ; mean.
DDns'y, a. Full of dung ; mean ; worthless.
DDng'yard, n. The place of the dunghill.
DuN'NACjiE, n. (JVaut.) Loose wood, fagots laid

m the Inttom of a ship's hold.
Dun'ner, n. One employed in soliciting debts.
Du'o, 11. [L.] A song in two parts.
Du-p-DE^'i-MAL, a. Numbered by twelve.
DO-o-d£c'i-mal§, n.-pl. A term applied to a kind

of multiplication used by artificers.
Du-P-d12(;;'!-m5, n. ; y/. D0-p-DEg'l-MO§. [L.] A

book formed by folding sheets into 12 leaves.
DD-p-DE^'l-MO, a. Having 12 leaves to a sheet.
DQ-p-DEc'y-PLE, a. Consisting of twelves.
L>u-o-DE'NUM,n. [L.] {Anat.) The first of the

small intestines, connected with the stomach.
Dupe, n. A person imposed on ; a simplet-on.
Dupe, t). a. To trick ; to cheat ; to deceive.
DO'PLE, a. Double ; one repeated. [R.]
Du'PLl-CATE, V. a. To double ; to fold. [jR.]
DO'plI-cate, a. Double ; twofold.
Du'PLi-CATE, n. A second thingof the same kind ;

an exact copy ; a transcript.
Du-PLl-cA'TipN, 71. Act of doubling ; a fold.
3u'PLi-CA-TURE, n. A fold ; any thing doubled.
Dy-PL'l^'l-Ty, n. Deceit; deception; doubleness.
DO-RA-Bi'L'l-TY, n. Power of lasting ; permanence.
Du'ra-ble, a. Lasting; havmg long existence.
DO'ra-ble-ness, n. Power of lasting; continu-
Du'ra-bly, arf. In a lasting manner. [ance.

Du'RA-Ma' TER,n. [L.j {Anat.) A membrane

covering the brain.
fDu'RANCE, n. Imprisonment ; endurance.
Du'rant, n. A glazed woollen stuff or cloth.
Lhi^an'te vl'tq. [L.] (Law.) During life.
Du-ra'tion, n. Continuance; length of time.
jDO'Rfiss [du'ress, S. fV. P. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. C. ;

du-res', fVb. Maunder], n. Constraint. — (^Law.)

Unlawful imprisonment or constraint.
Dur'ing, prep. For the time of the continuance of.
DiJRST, i. From Dare.

DtiSK, a. Tending to darkness ; dark ; dusky.
DDsK, n. Tendency to darkness ; dark color.
DOsK'i-LY, ad. With a tendency to darkness.
DusK'i-NESS, n. Incipient obscurity.
DijSK'iSH, a. Inclined to darkness or blackness.
DCsK'lSH-NESS,n. Approach to darkness.
DusK'y, a. Somewhat dark ; gloomy; sad; dusk.
DOsT, n. Earth reduced to powder ; earth.
Dust, v. a. To free from dust : — to sprinkle with

dust ; to levigate : — to separate by a sieve.
DOst'er, n. He or that which frees from dust.
DlJST'l-NESS, n. State of being dusty.
Dust'man, n. One who carries away dust.
DusT'v, a. Filled or covered with dust
Dutch, v. a. To clarify and harden, as quills.
Dutch, n. The language of Holland or of the

Dutch. — PI. The people of Holland.
DuTCH'ESS, DltTCH'Y. See Duchess and Duchy.
Du'TE-Pus [du'te-us, W. P. J. Ja. Sin. ; du'tyus,

S. E. F. K.], a. Obedient ; obsequious ; dutiful.
Du'TI-a-BLE, a. Subject to impost or duty.
DC'ti-fOl, a. Submissive to superiors; very re-

■Dectful ; obedient ; reverent.

Du'Ti-Ff^L-LY, ad. Obediently; submissively.

Du'Ti-FUL-Ni£ss, n. Obedience'; respect.

Du'ty, n. Whatever one is bound to perform —
obligation : — obedience ; service : — tax : custom :

Syn. — Duty is an obligation imposed from with-
in ; obligation is a duty imposed from without ,
duties of parents, children ; obligation to fulfil a
promise. Duties or customs on goods imported ;
taics on property ; toll for passing a bridge.

Du-UM'viR,n. j pi. du-um'yi-rT. [L.] Two
Roman magistrates, wlio held office jomtly.

Du-um'vi-rate, n. A government exercised by
two rulers.

Dwarf, n. A man much below the usual size.

Dwarf, a. Very small ; stunted ; dwarfish.

Dwarf, v. a. To hinder from full growth.

Dwarf'ish, a. Below the natural size ; small.

Dwarf'ish-nj3SS, n. Littleness of stature.

Dwell, v. n. \i. dwelt; pp. dwelling, dwelt.]
To remain; to inhabit; to live in a place; to
abide -. — to continue long speaking.

DwELL'ER, n. An inhabitant.

Dwell'ing, n. A habitation ; a place of resi-
dence ; residence ; abode ; mansion. [lives.

Dwell'ing-House, n. A house in which one

Dwell'ing-Place, n. A place of residence.

DwTn'dle, v. n. To shrink ; to grow little.

Dwi'n'dle, v. a. To make less ; to sink ; to lower.

Dye, v. a. To tinge ; to color ; to stain.

Dye, n. Coloring matter derived from vegetable
substances ; color ; tinge ; stain.

Dye, v. & n. See Die.

Dye'ing, n. Act of staining or coloring cloth, &c.

Dy'er, n. One who dies cloth, &c.

Dye'stuff, n. Materials for dyeing.

Dy'jng, p. From J>(e. Expiring.

Dyke, 71. A mound of earth, &c. See Dike.

Dy-nXm'e-ter, n. An instrument for ascertain-
ing the magnifying power of telescopes.

dI-'nXm'i-'^^al, \ - J^-^l^f^g «° dynamics.

Dy-nXm'Jcs, n. pi. The science of moving powers.

Dyn-a-m6m'e-ter, n. An instrument for meas-
uring the strength of men and animals.

Dy'nas-ty or Dyn'AS-ty [di'njs-te, S. P. E. K.
Wb. ; din'as-te, J. Ja. Sm. R. ; din'as-te or di'-
n^s-ce, JV. F.], n. A race or family of sovereigns
in succession : — government ; sovereignty.

Dy-nom'e-ter, n. Dynamometer.

Dys'cra-sy, n. (Med.) A bad habit of body.

Dv'S-en-ter'ic, a. Relating to dysentery.

DYS'EN-Ti3R-Y, 7i. {Med.) A painful disease, at-
tended by mucous or bloody evacuations.

Dvs-PEP'si-A,n. [L.] {Med.) Dyspepsy.

Dfs'PEP-SY or Dys-pep'sy [dis'pep-se, S. TV. E.
F. Ja. K. R. ; djs-pep'se, Sm. Wb. Johnson, Ash],
n. {Med.) A difficulty of digestion ; indigestion.

Dys-PiiP'Tic, j a. Relating to dyspepsy ; hav-

Dys-PitP'Ti-cAL, \ ing bad digestion.

Dys-Piip'Tic, n. One afflicted with dyspepsy.

D Js'PHp-Ny, n. A difficulty in speaking.

Dysp-nce'A, n. A difficulty of breathing.

DYS'u-Ry [dizh'u-re, W. J. F. Ja. ; dis'u-re, S. P.
E. K. Sm. R.], n, '{Med.) A difficulty in voiding


Ethe second and most frequent vowel in the
) English language, has two principal sounds ;
long in 7nete, short in met.
EACH (Sch), a. & pron. Either of two; every

one of any number.
Ea'ser (e'ger), a. Keenly desirous; vehement;

ardent; impetuous; quick; sharp; keen.
EA'£iER-LY (5'|er-le), ad. Ardently ; keenly.

ea'jGER-nEss (e'|er-nes), n. Strong desire : ar-
dor ; earnestness ; keenness ; avidity.

EA'gle (e'gl), n. A bird of prey: — a military
standard : — a gold coin of the United States, of
tlie valueof ten dollars.

ea'gle-eved (e'gl-ld), a. Very sharp-sighted.

ea'glet (C'glet), 71. A young eagle.

ea'gre (e'ger), n. A tide swelling above another.

^■E,\,6,v,Y,long; X, E,I, o, i),1?,s/tort; A, E,i, o, V, Y, oJjcure.— fAre,FAR,fAst, ALL; h£ir,her;




£an (en), V. n. To bring forth young, as sheep.
EAR fSr), n. The organ of hearing: — sense of

hearing : — attention : — power of judging of har-
_ mony ; — a spike of corn or maize.
EAR (6r), V. n. To shout into ears, as corn.
ear' ACHE, 7U Pain in the ear.
EARED (5rd), a. Having ears.
earl (erl), n. A title of English nobility.
ear'lap (er'lap), /(. The tip of the ear.
EARL'dom (erl'duin), n. The seigniory of an earl.
EAR'less (er'les), a. Destitute of ears.
EAR'LI-Niiss (er'le-nes), n. State of being early.
EARL'-Mar-shal, Ti. An officer in England, who

has the chief care of military solemnities.
EAR'-Lock, ?(. A curl or twist of hair.
EAR'LVf (er'le), a. Being in season : seasonable.
EAR'l.y, ad. In good season ; betimes.
EAR'-Mark (er'mirk), n. A mark on the ear.
EARN (ern). v. a. To gain by labor ; to obtain.
EAr'njest (er'nest), a. Ardent; warm; hearty;

cordial ; zealous ; eager.
EAR'nest (er'nest), 7^ Seriousness ; not jest : —

a pledge : — first fruits. — (Law.) Money advanced

in a bargain, called earnest-money.
EAR'nest-ly (er'nest-le), ad. Warmly ; eagerly.
EAR'nest-ness (er'nest-nes),K. Eagerness.
EARn'ing (ern'ing), 7^. That which is earned.
ear'-Pick, n. An instrument for cleaning the ears.
EAR'rIng (er'ring), n. An ornament for the ear.
EARTH (erth), n. Tho terraqueous globe ; the

world: — terrene matter ; soil. — (Chem.) A me-
tallic oxide, dry, tasteless, and inodorous.
EARTH (erth), V. a. To hide in earth ; to bury.
EARTH (erth), V. n. To retire under ground.
EARTH'BOARD, n. The board of a plough.
EARJTH'BORN (erth'bom), a. Born of the earth.
EARTh'en (er'thn), a. Made of earth or clay.
EARTh'EN-WAre, n. Ware made of clay.
earth' i-NJSss, n. State of being earthy.
EARTh'li-ness (erth'Ie-nes), n. Worldliness.
EARTh'ling (erth'Iing), n. An inhabitant of earth.
EARTH'ly (erth'le), a. Belonging to earth: —

worldly ; not heavenly : — carnal ; sensual : —

sordid ; low ; vile.
feARTu'-NuT (erth'niit), n. A pig-nut ; a root.
EARTll'QUAKE, n. A tremor, violent agitation, or

convulsion of the earth.
earth' WORM (erth'wiirm), 78. A worm that lives

under ground : — a sordid person.
EARTh'y (erth'e), a. Consisting of earth ; terrene.
EAR'-Wax (er'waks), n. Cerumen of the ear.
EAR' WIG (Gr'wig), n. An insect : — a whisperer.
EA^e (ez), n. Freedom from pain or anxiety ; quiet ;

rest after labor : — easiness ; facility.
£a§e (6z), 7). a. To free from pain, anxiety, or

labor ; to alleviate ; to assuage ; to relieve ; to

fEA^E'FUt, (ez'ful), a. Quiet ; peaceful. Shak.
EA§'el (5'zl), 71. The frame on which a painter's

canvas or picture rests.
EASe'Ment (ez'ment), 71. Ease; support; relief.
EA'§!-L Y (e'ze-le), ad. Witliout difficulty ; readily.
EA'§i-ness (e'ze-nes), n. Readiness ; ease ; rest.
6ast (est), n. The quarter where the sun rises.
EAST, a. Being from or towards the rising sun.
EAST'er (est'er), 71. The day on which the resur-
rection of Christ is commemorated, being the first

Sunday after the full moon which happens upon,

or next after, the 21st of March.
EAST'er-ly (<ist'er-le),a. Scad. Towards the east.
EAST'ERN (Gst'ern), a. Being in the east ; oriental.
EAST'WARD (Gst'ward), ad. Towards the east.
EA'§y (e'ze), a. Being at ease; free from pain;

quiet : — not difficult ; complying.
EAT (Et), V. a. [i. ate or eat; pp. eatino,
_ EATEN.] To devour ; to consume : — to corrode.
EAT (iit), V. 71. To feed ; to take food.
EAT'a-ble (Gt'?-bl), a. Capable of being eaten.
EAT'A-Br.E, 11. Any thing that may be eaten.
EAT'en (C'tn),p. From
EAT'eb (et'er), 7J. One who eats : — a corrosive.

E A VE§, 71. pi. The edges of the roof of a house.

eave§'dr6p-per, 7!. A listener under windowa

EBB, 71. The reflux of the tide : — waste.

EBB, u, 77. To flow back towards the sea: — to
decay ; to decline.

EBB'-TiDE, 71. The reflux of the tide.

eb'on, a. Alade of ebony ; dark; black.

EB'pN-iZE, V. a. To make black or like ebony.

EB'p-NY, 77. A hard, black, valuable wood.

E-brI'e-ty, n. Drunkenness ; inebriety.

EBitiLZADE (e-hriVy^d), n. [Fr.] A check of
the bridle, by a jerk, for turning a horse.

e-bri-6s'i-ty, 7(. Drunkenness ; ebriety. [R.]

?-bDLjl'Ien-cv (e-bal'yen-se), 7i. A boilmg over.

j-BULL'lENT (e-bul'yent), a. Boiling over.

eb-ul-li"tion (eb-ul-lish'un), 71. Act of boiling
with heat ; intestine motion.

^-bOr'ne-an, a. Relating to or made of ivory.

Ec'ce kohno, [L.] Behold the man : — a painting
representing Christ as given up to the people.

Jpc-CEN'TRIC, ) a. Deviating from the centre: —

Jpc-CEN'TRi-CAL, j irregular ; anomalous ; odd.

EC-CEN-TRi(;;'l-TY (ek-sen-tris'e-te), n. State of
being eccentric ; particularity ; irregularity.

Ec'ce sighmm, [L.] Behold the sign or badge.

EC-i:HY-iyiO'Sls, 77. (Med.) A livid spot on the skin.

*i!:c-CLE-5l-AS'T£§, ». A book of Holy Scripture.

*£c-CL.E-si-AS'Tlc [ek-kle-ze-as'tik, S. J. E. C. ;
ek-kle-zhe-as'tik, fV. F. Ja. ; ek-kle-ze-is'tik,
P. K. ; ek-kle-ze-as'tik, Sm. R.], n. A clergyman
connected with an episcopacy ; a priest.

*EC-CLE-§i-AS'Tlc, ) a. Relating to the church;

*EC-CLE-f i-AS'T}-CAL, | not civil or secular.

EC-CLE-§!-AS'Ti-ci^M, n. Adherence to the au-
thority of the church ; church authority.

*EC-CLE-§!-Xs'Ti-ciJS, n. A book of the Apoc-
rypha, [ology.

Ec-CLE-^l-p-Loqt'l-CAL, a. Relating to eccles"i-

Ec-CLE-§i-6L'o-9^isT, iu One versed in eccle-

Ec-CLE-^i-oii'p-^Y, 71. A treatise on the church
or church edifices.

BpH'E-zuN' (esh'e-long'), ti. [Fr.] (Mil.) A
movement of an army in the form of steps.

*e£;h'i-?jate or E-chi'nate [ek'e-nat, J. K. R. ;
eki'njt, Sm. C], a. Bristled ; pointed.

*E.eH'i-NAT-ED or E-jEHi'nat-ed, a. Bristled.

E-0Hi'Nus (e-kl'nus), n. [L.] The sea-urchin ;
a crab-fish. — (Boi.) A prickly head of a plant.

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