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Bn-r6ot', 7). a. To fix by the root ; to implant.
En route (ing'rot'). [Fr.] On the way.
jBiV.y, 77. [L.] Any being ; existence.
^n-sam'ple, 77. An example ; a pattern.
JEn-san'gitine (en-sang'gwjn), v. a. To smear

with gore ;_to suffuse with blood.
JfN-SCHiiD'ULE (en-sked'ul or en-shed'ul), v. a.

To insert in a schedule. See Schedule.
5n-sc6nce', v. a. To cover, as with a fort; to

place under a shelter ; to secure.
5n-seal', u. a. To impress ; to seal.
|;n-SEAM', v. a. To sew up ; to enclose by a seam.

En-sear', v. a. To cauterize ; to sear. Shak.

Ensemble (ing-sam'bl), n. [Fr.] The whole,-
a relative proportion of parts to the whole.

En-shield' (en-sheld'), 7;. a. To shield. Shak.

En-shrine', v. a. To preserve as a thing sacred.

en'sj-form, a. Shaped like a sword.

en'sign (en'sin), 71. An officer, subordinate to a
lieutenant, who carries an ensign or flag : — a
flag or standard of a ship or regiment : — signal.

en'sign-cy (en'sjn-se), /(. The office of an ensign.

En-slave', v. a. To reduce to slavery or bondage.

^;n-slave'ment, 77. Act of enslaving ; bondage.

En-slav'er, 77. One who enslaves.

J^n-snare', v. a. To entrap ; to take. SeelNSNAEE.

En-snarl', v. a. To entangle ; to snarl.

^n-sphere' (en-sfer'), 7). a. To place in a sphere.

^n-stamp', v. a. To fix a mark on ; to stamp.

En-sue' (en-su'), v. n. To follow ; to succeed.

En-sue' (en-su'), v. a. To follow ; to pursue. [iJ.]

En-sur'ance (en-shur'^ns), 77. See Insurance.

JEn-siJre' (en-shur'), v. a. To ascertain ; to make
certain or secure ; to secure. See Insure.

^n-sOr'er (en-shur'er), 77. See Insurer.

^N-TAB'LA-fuRE, 77. {Arch.) The architrave,
frieze, and cornice of a column or pillar.

J^n-tail', 77. {Law.) An estate entailed or limited
with regard to the rule of its descent.

En-tail', v. a. To settle the descent of an estate
so that it cannot be bequeathed at pleasure.

En-tail'ment, 77. The act of entailing.

En-tan'gle (en-tang'gl), v. a. To iiiwrap; to
twist ; to confuse ; to involve ; to embarrass.

En-tan'gle-mISnt, 77,. Involution ; perplexity.

5n-tan'gler, 77. One who entangles.

5n-tan'gling, p. a. Involving ; perplexing.

en'ter,?;. a. To go into ; to initiate : — to set down.

fiN'TER, V. 77. To come in ; to go in ; to penetrate.

en'ter-er, n. One who enters.

i3N'TER-lNG, 77. Entrance ; passage into a place.

EN-TE-Ri'Tis, n. {Med.) Inflammation of the

En-ter'o-cele, 71. {Med.) An intestinal hernia.

EN-TER-oL'p-cjtv, n. A treatise on the bowels.

EN-TER-plead'er, 77. See Interpleader.

en'ter-pri§e, 71. An undertaking of importance
or hazard j an adventure ; an attempt.

en'ter-pri^e, «. a. To undertake ; to attempt.

en'ter-pri§-er, 71. A man of enterprise.

en'ter-pri§-ing. a. Having enterprise ; resolute.

en-ter-TAIn', v. a. To talk with: — to treat at
the table : — to keep ; to cherish : — to amuse ; to

en-ter-tain'er, 77. One who entertains.

en-ter-tain'ing, fl. Amusing; diverting.

en-ter-tain'ing-ly, ad. In an amusing manner.

en-ter-tain'ment, 71. Act of entertaining : — a
treat; sl feast: — amusement ; diversion.

^N-THRALL', v. a. See Inthrall.

^In-throne', 71. a. To place on a throne ; to exalt.

*En-thu'§!-?sm [en-thu'ze-azni, F. .J. Ja. K. Sm.
C. ; eii-thu'ziie-azm, fV. F. ; en-thu'zyazm, S.],
71. Heat of imagination ; elevation of fancy ; ar-
dor of mind ; ardent zeal ; fanaticism.

Syn. — Enthusiasm may be used in a good sense,
denoting an honest zeal in a pood cause ; or in
an ill sense, denoting a blind zeal in any cause.
Fanaticism is used only in an ill sense. Enthusi-
asm is the zeal of credulity ; fanaticism, of bigotry.

*,^N-THU'§l-XsT, 77. One possessed of enthusiasm ;
a visionary ; a zealot ; a fanatic.

Syn. — A warm-hearted enthusiast ; a wild vis-
ionary ; an indiscreet zealot i a wrong-headed

*En-thO-i5I-as't!C, ) a. Having enthusiasm ;

*En-thu-§i-Xs'T!-cal, \ over-zealous ; ardent.

EN'THy-MiJME, 71. {Logic.) A syllogism of which
one of the premises is understood, or not actually
expressed. [duce ; to attract

^n-tice', v. a. To allure to ill ; to tempt ; to se-

En-tTce'MENt, 71. Act of enticing ; allurement

JPN-TI9'ER, 71. One who allures.

*, E, I, O, U, Y, long ; X, £, 1, O, tj, f, short ; A, E, I, Q, V, y, obscure.— TFkRB, FAR, FAST, ILL; HEIR, HERj




fx-Tl^'iNG, j7. a. Alluring to ill ; attractive.

pN-Tiy'iNG-LV, ad. In an enticing manner.

^n-tire', o. Whole; undivided; complete; full.

Jgx-TlHE'LY, ad. in the whole ; completely ; fully.

JPn-tire'ness, n. Totality ; completeness.

^In-tTre'TY, n. Completeness ; wholeness.

5N-Ti'Tl.E,\). a. To dignify with a title; to give
a title or a right to : — to superscribe ; to style.

En'ti-ty, 71. Something which is ; a real being.

^n-toIl', v. a. To ensnare ; to entangle. [R.]

5n-t6mb' (en-tom'), v. a. To put into a tomb.

gN-TOMB'jiijNT (eii-tom'ment), n. Burial.

en-tp-jiq-l6<,j'!-cal, a. Relating to entomology.

EN-TO-MOL'Q-^^isT, 11. One versed in entomology.

EN-tp-m6l'o-</^y, n. That part of natural history
which treats of insects.

En'teails (en'tralz), »i. pJ. Intestines; bowels.

EN'tranc'e, 71. Act of entering ; passage for en-
tering ; avenue ; initiation ; commencement.

^n-trance', v. a. To put into a trance ; to en-

JPn-trap', v. a. To ensnare ; to catch in a trap.

{;n-tr,eat', v. a. To beg earnestly ; to importune.

jjV-TREAT', V. n. To make entreaty.

gN-TRijA'TY (en-tre'te), ?7. Petition ; prayer.

EiN'Til ifeE (ang-tra'), «"• [Fr.] Entrance ; entry.

EiVT«£p6r(a,ng'tre-po'), 71. [Fr.] A magazine ;
a warehouse for depositing goods.

EN'TRY, n. A passage ; entrance ; ingress.

En-tune', v. a. To tune ; to chant.

En-twTne', v. a. To twist round. See Intwine.

E-nu'cle-ate, v. a. To solve ; to disentangle.

Jp-NU-CLE-A'TlON, n. Explanation ; exposition.

§-NU'ME-RATE, V. a. To reckon up singly ; to
count ; to number ; to tell. [ing.

^-nO-ME-ra'tiox, 71. Act of numbering; acount-

4^-nu'iVIE-ra-t1ve, a. Reckoning up ; counting.

^-NUN'ci-ATE (e-nun'she-at), v. a. To declare ;
to proclaim ; to relate ; to express ; to announce.

|;-nDn-ci-a'tion (e-niin-she-a'shun), 71. Declara-
tion ; expression ; manner of utterance.

jp-NlJN'ci-A-TlVE (e-niin'she-a-tiv), a. Declara-

jp-NtJN'ci-A-TO-RY, a. Giving utterance.

Jp-NURE', 73. n. (Law.) To become valid ; to inure.

jp\-V£L'pP (en-vel'up), v. n. To cover with a
wrapper ; to inwrap ; to hide ; to surround ; to line.

5n-vel'op, «. A wrapper. — This is the English
form of envelope, somewhat used.

ENVELOPE (Ang-ve-lop') [5ii-ve-lop', S. W. J.;
6n've-lop, P. ; a.n-ve-l6p', F. R. ; 6ng-ve-lop', Ja. ;
en-vel'up, K. Wb.; ongv'lop, Sm. ; en've-lop or
§.ng've-lop, C], 71. [Fr.] A wrapper ; an out-
ward case.

IpN-VEL'op-MENT, M. Act of enveloping; en-
tangleuient : — a wrapping.

?N-VEX'OJI, V. a. To taint ; to poison ; to enrage.

EN'Vl-A-ELE, a. That may excite envy ; desirable.

IiN'vi-ER, 77. One who envies ; a maligner.

liN'vi-oiJS, a. Pained by another's prosperity;
full of envy ; malicious ; jealous ; invidious.

En'vi-oCs-ly, ad. With envy ; with malignity.

JjN-Vl'RpN, V. a. To surround ; to encompass.

JpN-Vi'RpN^ or en'vi-r6n§ [on-ve-ronz', S. J. E. ;
on-ve-ronz' or en-vi'runz, PT. : en-vi'runz, P. C.
IVb. ; iu've-ronz, F. ; en've-riinz or en-vi'rimz,
Ja. ; en' ve-roi\z, Sm.], n. pi. Places adjacent;

£N'vi3f , n. A special public minister sent from one
power to another ; an ambassador.

fiN'vo5-SHiP, n. The office of an envoy.

liiv'vy, V. a. To hate another for excellence or
happiness ; to grieve at excellence ; to grudge.

£n'vv, 71. Pain or vexation at another's good or
prosperity ; ill-will ; grudge ; rivalry.

5n-\vrap', v. a. To cover. See Inwrap.

E'p-cn.NE, «. (<Jeol.) JVoting the first of the sub-
divisions into which the tertiary period of the
earth is divided by geologists.

U-o r.l-AN, a. See ^oliax.

5-6l.'1C, a. Relating to i'Eolia. See TEolic.

5-6l'i-pTi.E, n. A hollow ball of metal, with a

pipe, to show the elastic power of steam.
E'ON, 71. A virtue, attribute, or perfection existing

from eternity ; — a term used in the metapiiysics

of Plato.
e'pact, 71. The excess of the solar month abov9

the lunar, and of the solar year above the lunar.
EP-A-NA-LEF' sis,n. [Gx.] {Rket.) A figure by

which a word that begins a sentence is repeated

at the end of it ; repetition.
E-PAN' o-Dus,n. [Gr.j {Rhet.) A figure by wliich

a sentence or member is inverted or repeated back-
EP-A-NOR-THoi sis,n. [Gr.] (Rhet.) A figure by

which a speaker recalls or amends what he

has said.
ep'arch, 71. A governor of a Grecian province.
ep'ar-chy, 77. A province under an eparcli.
ig-pAuLE'MENT, 77. [Fr.] {Fort.) A side-work

made of earth, gabions, &c.
ep-au-let', ?!. \_epaulette,'Px.] A shoulder-knot,

an ornamental military badge.
E-pEn'the-sis, 77. [Gr.] {G-ram.) The insertioa
_ of a letter or syllable in the middle of a word.
e'pha, 77. A Hebrew measure of 15 solid inches.
$-ph£m'e-ra. 77. [L.] (Med.) A fever that ter-
minates in one day. — (Eat.) An insect that livea

only one day ; the day-fly.
E-phem'e-ral [e-fem'e-ral, W. P.J. E. F. Ja. K.

Sm. ! e-fe'me-ral, S.],a. Diurnal ; beginning and

ending in a day ; short-lived.
E-PHiiM'E-RAN, 71. (Ent.) A neopterous insect.
E-phem'e-ric, a. The same as ephemeral.
ll-PHiiM'E-RlS, 77. ; -pi. iiPH-E-MER'l-DE^. [Gr.]

A journal : — a calendar : — an account of th»

daily motions and situations of the planets.
^-PHfiM'E-R'fsT, n. One who keeps a journal.
|; -PHEM'E-RON, n. ; pi. E-PHJiM'E-RA. [Gr.]

(Ent.) An insect that lives but one day ; epliein-

eran ; the day-fly. — (Boi.) The May lily.
eph-i-al'tes, 77. [Gr.] (Med.) The nightmare.
IJPH'pD [ef'gd, S. P. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. C. ; ef'gd

or 5' fod, W.], n. A girdle or ornament worn by

the Jewish priests.
ep'ic, a. Narrative ; heroic : — applied to poetry.
EP'lc, 71. An epic, heroic, or narrative poem.
EP-i-cii^Di-AN, a. Elegiac; mournful.
EP-i-CE' bi-UM,7i. [L.] An elegy ; a funeral poem.
EP'l-ciJNE, a. Common to both sexes; of both

kinds^: — applied to Latin nouns.
EP'i-ctJRE, 77. One wholly given to luxury; a

voluptuary ; a sensualist.
*ep-i-ci;-Re'an (124), [ep-e-ku-re'an, S. PT. P. J.

E. F. Ja. K. Sm. R. C. ; ep-e-ku're-an, fVb.], n.

One of the sect of Epicurus ; a voluptuary.
*EP-!-ClJ-Rii'AN, a. Belonging to Epicurus; de-

voted to pleasure ; luxurious. _
*EP-!-ClI-Rtl'AN-l§M or- Ep-I-CII'RE-AN-TsM, [ep-

e-ku-re'^n-Tzm, IC. R. ; ep-e kii're-fin-izm, Sm,

Wb.], n. The doctrine of Epicurus.
EP'!-cy-Rl§M, 7t. Luxury; voluptuousness.
EP'i-CY-CLE, 77. A little circle whose centre is in

the circumference of a greater circle.
EP-l-cv'cLiJiD, 77. A species of curve line.
EP-i-DEM'lc, 71. A disease that attacks many per,

sons at the same time. See Contaoious.
EP-l-DiJM'ic, ) a. Generally prevailing ; gen-
EP-i-DiiM'j-CAL, ) eral ; affecting great numbers,

as the plague ; pandemic.
fip-l-DER'Mis, 77. [Gr.] (Anat.) The cuticle or

scarf-skin of a man's body : — exterior bark.
fip'i-noTE, rt. (Min.) A species of mineral.
BP-l-(iE' DM, n. [L.j Same as periVrc.
EP-I-GL6T' Tis,n. [Gr.] A cartilage of the larynx.
Ep'i-grXm, 71. A short poem ending in a point ; a

pointed couplet or stanza.
Ep-i-gram-mSt'ic, i a. Dealing in epigrams ;
ep-i-gram-mAt'i-cal, ( like an epigram; pointed.
Ei> !-grXivi'ma-tist, 71. A writer of epigrams.
ep'i-grXpii, 71. An inscription on a building,

statue, &.C. ; a title.

MIEN, SIR; MOVE, NPR,.soM; BULL, bUr, rCle.— 9, 9, g, ao/t ; £, G, £, |, /mrrf ; ij as z ; '^ as gi : THIS,
Hi O




£p'i-LEP-SY, n. A disease of the brain attended
by convulsive stupor ; falling-sickness.

£p-i-lEp'tic, ) a. Relating to, or affected

Ep-i-LEP'Ti-CAL, \ with, epilepsy ; convulsed.

£-Pil.-o-qns'Tlc, a. Pertaining to an epilogue.

Sp'i-logue (ep'e-log), 11. A poem or speech ad-
dressed to spectators at the end of a play.

5-PiPH'A-NV, n. A festival in conniienioration of
our Savior's being manifested to the world by a
star, being the 12tli day alter Christmas. [ticni.

t:P-i-PHO-NE'MA,n. [Gr.J (R/iet.) Anexclama-

^-Piph' o-RA-,n. [Gr.] {Med.) The watery eye.
— {Rhet.) Vehement declamation.

E-PlPH' y-SJS, n. ,{Med.) The growing of one
bone to another ; accretion.

E-PIP' LQ-CE, n. [Gi.\ {Rhet.) A sort of climax.

|j-Pis'co-PA-cy, n. Church or ecclesiastical gov-
ernment by bishops, recognizing three orders of
clergy, viz. bishops, priests, and deacons.

^-p'is'cp-PAL, a. Relating to episcopacy ; vested
in a bishop ; episcojialian.

!^-Pis-co-PA'Ll-AN, a. Relating to episcopacy.

^ - pTs-cq-pa'li-an, n. An adherent to episcopacy.

4I-pis-co-pa'li-an-i§M, n. Episcopacy.

4i-Pls'CQ-PAL-Ly, ad. in an episcopal manner.

j;-Pls'co-PATE, n. The office of a bishop.

Ep'i-SODE, ?t. Incidental narrative ; digression.

fip-I-SOD'lc, \a. Pertaining to, or contained in,

£p-i-soD'!-cAL, \ an episode ; digressing.

;g-Pls'TLE (e-pTs'sl), n. A writing sent ; a letter.
Syn. — Epistles of St. Paul ; a private letter.

fi-Pls'TQ-LA-RY, a. Relating to letters or epistles.

4i-Pls'TRp-PHE, 71. [Gx.] {Rliet.) A figure liy which
sentences end with the same word or phrase.

Ep'i-stvle, 71. {Arck.) An architrave.

fiP'l-TAPH, 71. An inscription on a monument.

EP-i-TAPH'lc, a. Pertaining to an epitaph.

Mp-l-THA-LA'Ml-UM,n. [I,.] A nui)tial song.

Ip'l-THET, ?i. An adjective or word denoting any
quality, good or bad ; a term ; a title.

fiP-I-THET'ic, a. Containing epithets.

Jp-PIT'p-ME, n. An abridirment ; a compendium.

JE-piT'p-MlST or JE-PIT'Q-Miz-ER, 71. An abridger.

!lp-PlT'p-MlZE, 77. a. To abridge ; to reduce.

EP-i-ZEijx'is, 77. [Gr.] (Rket.) A figure by wliich
a word is repeated with vehemence.

£p-l-zo'AN, 77. A parasitic animal.

fiP'pjEH ur E'POCH [ep'ok, S. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. ;
e'pbk, P. Wb. ; ep'ok or e'pok, fV. C], n. A re-
markable period of thne ; an era ; date.

£p'p-eilA, H. The same as epoch.

fip'ODE [ep'od, S. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. ; ep'od nr
e'pod, IV. P. C], 71. The stanza following the
strophe and antistrophe : — an additional ode.

EP-p-PEE', n. An epic or heroic poem.

Ep'spM, a. Noting a species of purgative salts,
found at Epsom, in England ; as, Epsom salts.

Ep'u-la-RV, a. Belonghig to feasts or banquets.

Ep-u-LOT'ic, II. A cicatrizing medicament.

*E-QUA-BfL,']-TV,7i. Eveiiness ; nniformity.

*E'QUA-BLE'[G'kvva-bl, S- "^- P- J-P- J"- ^- R- C.
Wb.i ek'wa-lil, Sm.], a. 'Equal to itself; even;
uniform in all parts ; equal.

*E'QUA-BLV, ad. Uniformly ; evenly.

E'QUAL, a. Like another ; even ; uniform.

Syn. — Ei]ual in number, quantity, value, &c. ;
like or alike in appearance, sliape, <Stc. ; even sur-
face ; eijuable or uniform temper.

E'QUAL, 71. One of the same age, rank, or merit.

E'QUAL, V. a. To make equal ; to be equal to.

5-QUAL'i-TY (e-kw51'e-te) [e-kwol'e-te, fV. P. .7.
F. Ja. Sm.; e-kwal'e-te, S. E. K. C], n. State
of being equal ; likeness; uniformity.

£-QUAL-^-ZA'Tlp.v,7!. Act of equalizing ; equality.

£'Qi;al-ize, v. a. To make even ; to make equal.

£'qual-ly, ad. In the same degree ; uniformly.

E'QUAL-WESS, 77. Equality.

f-QuAN'Gy-LAR, a. See EquiANOui.AR. {nxei.

E-QUA-NIM'I-Ty, 71. Evenness of mind ; compos-

Jp-QUA'TlpN,77. Act of bringing things to an equal-
ity ; the same quantity expressed differently.

5-QUA TC)R, 71. A great circle (equidistant from
the two poles) wliicii divides the earth into two
equal parts, the northern and southern hemi-

_ spheres.

e-qua-to'ri-al, a. Pertaining to the equator.

eq'uer-ry (ek'we-re), n. A stable for horses : —
an officer who has the care of horses.

g-QUEs'TRl-AN, a. Relating to a knight, to a
horseman, or horsemanship.

jP-QUES'TRi-AN-i§M, n. The performance of an

e-qui-An'gu-lar, a. Having equal angles.

E-Qu'i-CRtl'RAL, a. Having legs of equal length.

E-QUl-Dis'TANT, a. Beuig at the same distance.

e-QUI-dTs'tant-ly, ail. At the same distance.

E-QUl-FORM'i-TY, 7(. Unilbmi equality.

E-QUi-LAT'ER-AL, a. Having all si<les equal.

E-QUl-Li'BRATE, V. a. To balance equally.

E-QUi-Ll-BKA'TipN, 7!. Equipoise ; even balance.

E-QUl-LlB'Ri-oDs, a. Equally poised.

E-QUl-LlB'RJ-oDs-LY, ad. In etiuipoise.

§-QUiL'!-BRisT, n. One that balances a thing.

E-<iUI-LlB'Rl-TV, n. Equality of weight.

E-QUi-z/ii'Mi-ifM, n. [L.] Equipoise ; equality
of weight ; a state of being balanced.

5-QUI'nal or E'QUlNE, a. Relating to horses.

E-QU1-n6c'tial, a. Pertaining to the equinox.

E-QUi-Noc'TlAL, n. A great circle of the celestial
sphere ; — now commonly called the equator.

E'QUI-Nox [e'kwe-noks, S. fV. P. J. E. F. Ja. K.
R. C. ; ek'we-noks, Sm.], n. The precise time in
which the sun enters into the first point of Aries
or of Libra, when the nights and days are of equal

e-quj-nu'me-rant, a. Having the same number.

fi-QUip', V. a. To fit, as a ship for sea, or a soldiei
for service ; Xo furnish; to accoutre ; to dress.

eq'ui-pa(;ie (ek'we-pjj), 7t. Furniture for a horse-
man ; carriage ; retinue ; accoutrements.

e-qui-pen'den-cy, 77. Act of hanging in equi-

|;-QUip'MENT, 78. Act of equipping ; furniture.

E'QUl-POi§E, 71. Equality of weight; equilibra-

e-QUI-p6l'lence, 77. Equality of force or power.

E-Qui-p5L'LENT, u. Having equal power or force.

E-Qui-PON'DER-A^'CE, 71. Equality of weight.

E-QUl-PON'DER-^NT, 0. Being of the same weight.

E-Qui-PON'DER-ATE, V. 77. To Weigh equal.

l-QUI-ro'tal, a. Having equal rotation.

EQ'ui-TA-BLE (ek'we-t^-bl), a. Partaking of equi-
ty ; just ; right ; honest ; impartial ; fair.

Eq'ui-ta-ble-ness, 71. Justness ; equity.

EQ'UI-TA-BLV, ad. Justly ; inipartially.

EQ'ui-TANT (ek'we-tant), a. Riding on horseback.

Eq'ui-tv (ek'vve-te), 77. Impartial distribution of
justice; natural justice; right; honesty; impar-
tiality. — ( Law. ) A court of equity, or of chancery,
is one for the correction of common law in cases
in which it is deficient.

5-quiv'a-lEnc'E, n. Equality of power or worth.

^i-QUlv'A-LENT, a. Equal in value, merit, or
power ; equal ; commensurate.

E-QUl'v'A-LENT, 77. A thing of the same value.

JK-quiv'a-lent-ly, ad. In an equal manner.

ii'ciUi-VALVE, a. Having equal valves.

^]-QUiv'p-CAL, a. Of doubtful signification or
meaning; ambig-iious ; uncertain; doubtful.

fl-QUi V'p-CAL-LY, ad. Ambiguously ; doubtfully.

f,-Qulv'p-CAL-NESS, 7(. State of being equivocal.

^-Qui'v'p-cATE, V. 11. To use equivocation ; to
evade ; to quibble.

^-Qufv-p-CA'TipN, 71. Act of equivocating ; a
quibble; evasion; ambiguity of speech.

P-QUlv'p-CA-TpR, 71. One who equivocates.

Eq'UI-VOKE or E'QUI-VOKE, 91. [equivoque, Fr.]
An ambiguous expression ; equivocation ; quibble.

E-QUiv'p-ROUs, a. Feeding on

e'ra, 77. An epoch ; a point of time from which
reckoning begins ; a period ; date.

JP-RA'DI-ATE, V. n. To shoot like a ray ; to radiate.

i, E, T, 5, V, Y, long ; i, E, T, o, 0, 1?, short ,- A, E, l, p, V, Y, oJscure.— fAre, FAR, fAst, ALL; hEir, HER;




P-kXd'i-cate, ?). a. To pull up by the roots.

Sijn'. — Eradicate weeds or vices ; extirpate rebels
01 errors ; exterminate nations.

|;-rXd-i-ca'ti9N, n. Act of eradicating; extir-

£-RAD'l-CA-TiVE, a. That eradicates ; rootingup.

lE-RAs'A-BLE, a. That may be erased.

Ip-RASE', V. a. To expunge ; to rub out ; to efface.

Ig-RASE'MENT, 71. Act of erasing ; obliteration.

|;-ra'sion, 7^ Act of erasing ; erasure.

^-ras'tian (e-rast'yjn), 7i. A follower of Thomas
Erastus, who denied the power of the church tc
discipline its members.

JP-RAS'TIAN-I^M, n. The doctrine of the Erastians.

fi-RAS'URE (e-ra'zhur), 7!. Act of erasing ; rasure.

*Ere (ir) [Sr, W. j. F. Ja. K. Sm. : ar, P. ; er, S.
E.], ad. Before ; sooner than. — Prep. Before.

*Ere-l6is'g' (ir-long'), ".d. Before long.

*Ere-no\v' (dr-nbu'), ad. Before this time.

*Ere-whIle' (ir-whil'), a-d- Some time ago.

Jp-RJiCT', t;. a. To place upright; to raise ; to set
up ; to form ; to build.

E-RECT', a. Upright ; not leaning; firm ; intent.

|;-R)3c'tion, 71. Act of raising ; elevation.

Jp-Risc'TIVE, a. Raising; advancing.

jp-RiScT'NESs, 7i. Uprightness of posture.

4i-REc'TgR, n. One who raises or constructs.

er'e-mTte, n. A hermit : — a mineral.

ee-e-mit'!-cal, a. Secluded ; solitary.

5-rep'tion, 71. A taking away by force.

Mr' GO, ad. [L.] (Logic.) Therefore ; consequently.

ER'got, n. A morbid excrescence in grain: — a
horny siibstance near the pastern joint of a horse.

J5-RiN'GO, 7!, (Bot.) A genus of plants ; sea-holly.

ER'mine, 71. A species of animal and its fur: —
the emblem, office, or dignity of a judge.

ER'MINED (er'mind), a. Clothed witli ermine.

5-rode', v. a. To eat away ; to corrode.

jp-R6'§iON (e-ro'zhun), ?(. Act of eating away.

E-r5t'ic 07- E-rot'i-cal, a. Relating to love.

ER-PE-Tol'p-^^Y, ?!. Sec Herpetology.

ERR (er), V. n. To miss the right way ; to stray ;
to deviate ; to commit error ; to mistake.

Er'rand [er'rand, P. J. E. Ja. K. Sm. C. ." ar'rand,
S. fV. ; er'rand or ar'rand, F.], n. A message ;
mandate ; commission.

Er'rant, a. Wandering; roving; vile; bad.

£r'rant-ly, ad. In an errant state.

er-ra' TA, n. pi. [L.] Errors or faults in print-
ing, &c.

5r-Rat'ic, ) a. Deviating from the right way :

JJr-rat'i-cal, ) erroneous ; wandering ; irregular.

)Er-rat'i-cal-ly, ad. Without rule or order.

er-ra' TUM, n.; pi. er-ra' TA. [L.] An error
in printing. See Errata.

Sr'rhine, a. That is snuffed up by the nose.

Er'rhIne, 71. A medicine for the nose.

J;rr'ing, p. a. Committing error ; fallible.

5R-R5'NE-oi5s, a. Being in error ; incorrect; mis-
taken ; false ; untrue ; wrong.

JpR-Ro'NE-oris-EY, ad. By mistake ; not rightly.

fR-Ro'NE-ous-NESS, n. State of being erroneous.

Er'rqr, n. [L.] A deviation from the truth ; an
involuntary fault ; a mistake ; blunder ; offence.

Syn. — Liable to error or mistake. An error of
Judgment or of the press ; a conwuon mistake ; a
gross blunder ; great offence ; a common fault.

feRSE, 77. The language of the Scotch Highlanders.

ERST, ad. First ; formerly ; till now.

JjR-y-Biis'CENCE, 77. Redness ; a blush.

fiR-V-BiJs'cENT, a. Reddish; somewhat red.

^-RUCT' or |;-Rrjc'TATE,-K. a. To belch ; tovomit.

fiR-yc-TA'TipN. 71. Tlie act of belching ; a belch.

£r'i}-d7te or eb'v-dite [er'ii-dit, Ja. K. Sm. R.
C. Wb. ; er-u-dit', fV. ; er'u-dit, P.], o. Learned ;
having erudition ; well-read.

£r-V-di"tiqn (er-u-d7sh', n. Knowledge ob-
tained from books ; literature; learning.

'^-R(J'(^t-NOt}S, a. Partaking of copper.

5-r0p'ti9N, 7(. Act of bursting forth ; burst ; ex-
plosion : — ofBorcsccnce ; pustule; humor.

JR-rCp'tive, a. Bursting forth : — having an

JiR-V-siP'E-LAS, n. (Med.) A painful inflamma-
tion of the skin, vulgarly called St. .dntkonifsfire.

ER-Y-si-p£L'A-TOijs, a. Having erysipelas.

es-ca-lade', n. [Fr.] The act of scaling walls,

EscAL'qp (skol'lup), 7!. A shell-fish: — indentation.

l2S-c^-PADE', 7i. [Fr.] Irregular motion of a horse.

Es-cape', v. a. To shun ; to flee from ; to avoid.

|;s-cape', v. 71. To fly ; to get out of danger.

Es-cape', 77. Flight ; a getting out of danger.

JEs-cAPE'MENT, 71. That part of a watch or clock
which regulates its movements.

Es-CARP', V. a. To slope down, as a fortification.

Jps-CARP'MENT, 7!. [escarpement, Fr.] A slope.

ESCHA-LOT' (sha-lof), 7!. [e.chalotte, Fr.] A small
onion or garlic. See Shallot.

es'bhar, ?i. (Med.) A scab or mark on a wound.

es-jCHA-rot'ic, a. Caustic ; searing the flesh.

£s-£;ha-t6l'p-9Y, n. The doctrine of the last
things ; the destruction of the world, &c.

Es-CHEAT', 77. A forfeiture by want of heirs.

^Is-CHE AT'. V. n. To be forfeited by failure of heirs.

Es-cheat'a-ble, a. Liable to escheat.

Es-cheat'or, 77. An officer who observes es-

^s-CHEw' (es-chii'), v. a. To flee from ; to elude ;
to avoid ; to shun.

fis'coRT, 7!. A body of armed men for a guard.

Es-cort' (114), V. a. To attend as a guard by
land ; to accompany.

jEscoT (skot), 77. A tax. — It is now shortened
into scot ; as, " scot and lot." See Scot.

Escritoire (es-kre-twbr') [es-kru-tor', S. W. J.
E. ; skru-tor', F. ; es-kru-twbr', Ja. K. ; es-kre-
twar', Sm.], n. [Old Fr.] A box with imple-
ment_s for writing ; scrutoire.

Es-crow', 77. (Lata.) A deed of lands or tene-
ments delivered to a third person.

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