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Par'SI-mp-nv, n. Covetousness ; penuriousness.

Pars'ley (pars'le), ?i. A garden plant or herb.

Pars'nip, 71. A garden vegetable or root.

Par'spn (par'sn), n. A priest ; a clergyman.

Par'son-a^e (par'sn-aj), /). A parson's house, &c.

Part, n. Something less than the whole ; a por^
tion ; a division; share; piece: — a member: —
concern : — side. — PI. faculties ; abilities .- — re-

Syii. — A small part or portion ; part of a loaf:
piece of bread ; portion of an estate ; division of
property ; to each his share.

Part, «. a. To divide ; to share ; to separate.

Part, v. n. To be separated , to quit each other.

Part'a(^e, 71. A division ; the act of sharing.

PAR-TAKE',7). 78. & a. [i. PARTOOK, pp. P.4RTAKING,

PARTAKEN.] To take part of ; to participate.

Syn. — Partake of an entertainment ; participati
in favors or blessings ; share the burden or spoil.

Par-ta'ken (par-ta'kn), p. From Partake.

Par-tak'er, II. One who partakes ; a sharer.

Part'er, 71. One who parts or separates.

Par- terre' (par-t4r'), 7(. [Fr.] A flower-garden.

Par'tial (piir'shal), a. Inclined or biassed to one
party ; not impartial : — not total ; not general.

Par-TI-al'ity (par-she-al'e-te), n. State or qual-
ity of being partial ; an undue bias.

Par'tial-l Y, ad. With partiality ; — in part.

Par-ti-bil'i-ty, 7!. Divisibility; separability.

PART'!-BLE,a. That may be parted ; divisible.

P'dr'ti-ceps crim'i-nis, [L ] An accomplice.

Par-ti(;;'!-pa-bl,e, a. That may be participated.

Par-ti^'i-pant, a. Sharing ; having share or part.

Par-ti9'i-pant, 71. A partaker; a sharer.

Par-ti^'i-pate, v. n. & a. To have a share in
common wjth others ; to partake.

PAR-TI9 i-pa'tion, 71. Act of sharing ; division.

PAR-Ti(j'i-PA-TpR, 71. One who participates.

Par-ti-cip'j-al, a. Of the nature of a participle.

Par -ti-cTp'i-al-ly. ad. In manner of a participle.

Par'ti-ci-ple, n. One of the parts of speech.

Par'ti-cle,??. a minute part : — a word unvaried.

Par-tic'U r^AR, a. Not belonging to the whole, but
to one person; not general; individual: — nice;
exact ; minute : — peculiar : — singular ; odd.

Syn. — He is peculiar who follows his own
way ; he is singular whose way is that of himself
only ; he is particular or odd whose way is that of
but a small part of mankind.

Par-tic 'u-L A R, ti. A single instance or point.

Par t'ic-u-lar'i-ty, n. Quality of being partic-
ular; exactness; something particular.

Par-tTc'u-lar-ize, 7). a. To mention distinctly.

Par-tic'u LAR-LY, ad. In a particular manner.

Part'in'G, 71. A division ; separation.

Par'ti-san, 7i. An adherent to a party ; a party-
man:-^ the commander of a force which carries
on desultory warfare.

Par'tTte, a. (Bot.) Divided ; separated.

Par-ti"tipn (par-tish'un), 77. Act of dividing ;
separation ; a division ; a part.

PAR-Ti"TlpN, V. a. To divide into distinct parts-

PXr'TI-Tive, a. (Oram.) Distributive.

Par'tI-tive, 71. A partitive word.

Par'ti-T'ive-ly, ad. By distribution.

Part'ly, ad. in some measure ; in part.

Part'ner, 77. An associate in business; a par-
taker; a sharer ; a colleague. — (JVaut.) Apiece
of plank nailed round the scuttle.

PART'NER-SHip, 71. A joint interest: — a union
of two or more in trade or business : — association.

Par-took' (p?r-tuk'), V. From Partake.

PX.R'TR!Dr^E, 77. A well-known bird of game.

Par-tO'ri-ent, a. Bringing forth.

PiiR-Tf;-Ri"TipN (par-tu-rlsh'Mii), 77. Act of bring-
ing forth young or offspring ; childbirth.

Par'ty, n, A number of persons confederated or

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united under some leader or leaders in politics, re-
ligion, or other matter of interest, in support of
their opinions ; a faction ; cause ; side : — a select
assc mbly : — a detaclnneiit : — one of two litifiants :
— used also as an adjective ; as, party spirit.
Par'tv-col'qred, a. Having different colors.
Par'tv-JC'RV, "• {Lmo.) A jury, in some trials,

comjxjsed half of foreigners and half of natives.
PXr'TY-Man, n. A man zealous for a party.
Par'ty-Wall, n. A wall separating two houses.
Par've-nu' ,n. [Fr.] One who has recently come

into notice ; an upstart.
Pah (p-i), n. [Fr.] A step ; precedence in rank.
Pas'jEHAL (pas'kal), a. Relating to the passover.
Pa-sha', It. A Turkish governor. See Pacha.
PA-stG'RA-Pliy, 71. An imaginary universal lan-
guage or metiiod of writing.
Pas'QUIN, H. & i;. Pasquinade. See Pasquinade.
Pas-quin-ade', )(. A lampoon ; personal satire.
Pas-quin-aue', v. a. To lampoon ; to vilify.
Pass, v, n. To go ; to proceed : — to vanish : — to

occur : — to be current : — to be enacted.
PASS, V. a. To go beyond : — to spend ; to trans-
fer : — to omit ; — to enact : — to utter : — to thrust.
Pass, ?(. A narrow entrance or passage : — license

to go; a permit . —push: — state; condition.
PSss'A-BLE, a. That may be passed ; tolerable.
Pass'a-bly, ad. Tolerably ; moderately.
Pas-sade' or Pas-sa'do [pjs-sa'do, S. W. P. J. E.
'F. ; p5is-sa'do,'ja. K. Siii.], n. [passade, Fr.] A
push ; a thrust in fencing ; a pass.
PXs'sA^E, n. Act of passing ; journe?/ : — road;
wav : — occurrence ; incident : — part of a book.
PXs'SEN-^ER, Jj. A traveller; a wayfarer.
Pass'er, n. One who passes ; a passenger.
Pas'se-rine, a. Noting a class of birds, which

includes the sparrow.
Pas-si-bil'i-tv, n. Quality of being passible.
PAs'si-BLE, a. That may feel or sutler.
Pas'si-bi.e-ness, n. Passibility. i
Pas' ST. IT, ad. [L.] Everywhere ; in many places.
Pass'in&, p. a. Sur[iassing. — ad. Exceedingly.
PAss'iNU-BiiLl., n. Tlie death-bell for a person.
Pls'sipN (pash'iin), n. Anger : — zeal ; ardor : —
love : — emphatically, the last suffering of Christ.
Pas'sion-ate (pash'un-3t), a. Moved by passion,

irascil)le ; hasty ; choleric ; angry.
PXs'siOiV-ATE-LY, ad. With passion.
Pas'sion-ate-ness, n. Vehemence of mind.
Pas'sion-Flow-er, 11. A plant and flower.
Pas'sion-less, a. Cool ; undisturbed ; calm.
PSs'sion-Week (pash'un-w5k), n. The week

immediately preceding Easter.
Pas'si VE, a. Not active ; unresisting ; suffering. —
A passive verb expresses a passion, or the receiv-
ing of an action ; as, to be fed.
PXs'siVE-LY, ad. In a passive manner.
PXs'sive-nEss, n. State of being passive.
Pass'6 VER, n. A solemn festival of the Jews, in

commemoration of their coming out of Egypt.
PAss'poRT, n. A warrant of protection to a trav-
eller ; permission of passage.
PAss'woRU (-wiird), n. A watchword.
PAST, p. a. & a. From Pass. Not present ; gone by.
Past, n. The time gone liy ; past time.
PAST, prep. After; beyond; as, past tiope.
Paste, n. A viscous, tenacious mixture; cement.
Paste, v^ a. To cement or fasten with paste.
Paste'board, n. A thick, stiff paper.
Pas'tel, n. A plant or herb ; woad.
PXs'tern, n. The lowest part of a horse's leg.
PXs'TiL, n. [pastille, Fr.] A roll of paste for cray-
ons, or for perfuming chambers : — a lozenge.
PAs'time, n. Sport ; amusement ; diversion.
Pas'tor, n. A shepherd : — a clerg-yman.
PAs'tp-RAL, o. Relating to a pastor : — rural.
Pas'to-ral, n. A rural poem ; an idyl ; a bucolic.
PAS-TQ-RA'LE,n. [It.] {Mas.) An air of a pas-
toral character : — a figure of a dance.
PAs'tor-ate, re. The office of a pastor.
PAs'TQR-SHiP, n. The office or rank of a pastor.

Pas'trv, n. Food made with paste ; pies, tarts, &c
Pas'trv-Cook (pas'lre-kuk), n. One who makes

and sells pastry, or things baked in paste.
PAst'i;r-a-ble (pSst'yur-a-bl), a. Fit for pasture.
PAST'lJR-Ai.iE, n. Feed for cattle ; grazing-lands.
Past' y RE (pSst'yur), n. Land on which cattle feed.
PAST'gRE (p4st'yur), v. a. & n. To feed on grass.
PAs'TY or Pas't'y [pas'te, S. }V. E. F. Ja. : pis'te,

P. Sni. Wb.], n. A pie of crust raised Without a
Pas'tv, a. Resembling paste ; doughy. [dish.

PAT, u. Fit, convenient. — ad. Fitly; exactly.
PXt, v. a. To strike lightly. — n. A light blow.
Patch, n. A piece ; a small spot ; a parcel.
PXtch, v. a. To put patches on ; to mend.
Patch' ER, n. One who patches ; a botcher.
?ATCH'ER-V, Tt. Botchery ; bungling work.
PATCH'WORK (pacli'wUrk), n. Work composed

of pieces ; something formed of different parts.
Pate, n. The head : — now used in ridicule.
Pat-e-fac'tiqn, 7(. Act of opening ; a declaration.

PA-TEL'LA,n. [L.] li. pi. PA- TEL' LJIi; E^Wg.

pa-tel'las. i_Anat.) The knee-pan. — ^Cunch.]
A univalve shell-fish.

PXt'en, n. See Patin and Patten.

*PXt'ENT or Pa'TEMT [pat'ent, «. P. J. E. F. R,
Sm. fVb.; pat'ent or pa'tent, W. Ja. ; pa'tent, C],
a. Apjiarent ; spreading; manifest: — open to
the perusal of all ; as, letters patent.

*PAt'ent, n. A writ or privilege, granted by pub-
lic authority, conveying an exclusive right to use
or dispose of some new invention.

PXT-Ei\-TiiE', 7!. One who has a patent.

PA-TiJR'NAL, a. Fatherly ; kind : — hereditary.
Syn. — Paternal government ; fatherly kindness ;
kind treatment ; hereditary title.

Pa-ter'ni-tv, 7(. The relation of a father.

Pa' ter j\rbs' TER, 11. [L.] The Lord's prayer.

Path (97), 7^ ; pi. pAth§. A way ; a road ; a
track ; any passage ; usually, a narrow way.

Syn. — A foot path ; a public or private way ; a
turnpike rvad ; a beaten track ; the track of a horse ;
a race cvurse ; route of an army.

PATH, 0. a. To go over ; to make way for.

Pa-th£;T'!C, ) a. Relating to pathos ; affecting

PA-THiiT'l-CAL, I the passions ; moving.

Pa-thet'i-cal-ly, ad. In an affecting manner.

pA-THET'i-CAL-NS;ss, 71. The being pathetic.

Path'less, a. Having no path ; untrodden.

PA.-TH6G-NO-M6N'ic,a. (Jl/cd.) Indicating disease.

Pa-th6g'NO-mv, n. The science of the signs by
which the state of the passions is indicated.

PXth-p-LO^'i-cal, a. Relating to pathology.

Pa-THOL'P-i/ist, 71. One who treats of pathology.

Pa-thol'P-i/V, 77. That part of medicine which
relates to diseases, their causes, nature, &c.

PAth-o-PO-PCE' lA (path-o-po-p5'ya), li. (^Rhct.)
A figure by which the passions are moved.

Pa'thos, 77. [Gr.] Passion ; vehemenceof feeling.

PAth'way, n. A road ; a narrow foot-way.

P.\-T1B'U-LA-Ry, a. Belonging to the gall.iws.

Pa'tience (pa'shens), re. Act or power of suffer-
ing without complaint; calm endurance; resig-
nation ; perseverance.

Syn. — Patience under suffering; endurance of
pain ; perseverance in a virtuous course ; resigna'
tion to the dispensations of Providence.

Pa'tient (pa'shent), a. Possessed u( patience j
suffering quietly ; calm under pain ; not hasty.

Pa'tient (pa'shent), 71. He or that which receives
impressions : — one who is under the care of a
physician ; a sick person.

Pa'tient-ly (pa'siient-le), ad. With patience.

PXt'in, re. [patina, L.] A cover for a chalice : — a
stand or saucer ; a plate.

Pat'ly, ad. Commodiously ; fitly ; pat. See Pat.

Pat'ness, n. Convenience ; suitableness.

P/iTO/s(pat-wa'),re. [Fr.J A dialect of the peas-
antry ; a rustic or provincial dialect.

Pa'tri-arch, 77. The father or head of a family.
— the ecclesiastical head or chief of an Oriental
church, superior to an archbishop.

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Pa-TRI-arehal, a Belonging to patriarchs.
PA-TRi-AR'CHATE, ) It. The office Or jurisdiction
PA'TRl-ARjeH-SHlP, ( ofapatriach; patriarchy.
Pa'tri-Kr-jEiiv, n. The jurisdiction of a patriarch.
Pa-tri"cian (pa-trish'an),?!. One of tlie nobility

in anc'ent Rome ; a nobleman.
PA-TRi"ciAN (pa-trish'an), a. Noble ; not plebeian.
PAT'Rr-::;iDE, n. The murder or murderer of a

father ; parricide.
Pa TRis'Tic, ) a. Relating to the early fathers
PA-TRis'TJ-CAL, \ of the Christian church
PaT-ri-mo'ni-al. a. Possessed by inheritance.
PXT-Ri-MO'NJ-AL-LY, ad. By inheritance
PAT'Ri-MO-NV, n. An estate or right inherited

from one's father ; a patrimonial estate.
*Pa'TRI-ot [pa'tre-ot, S. IT. P. J. E. F. Ja. K. S,m. ;

pat're-ot, Wb. Rees], n. A lover of his country.
*Pa'tr!-ot, a. Full of patriotism ; patriotic
Pa-tri-ot'ic or Pat-ri-ot'ic [pa-tre-ofilv, F^.

Ja. k. Sm. : pat-re-ot'ik, J. F. R. fVb'.], a, Ro-

lating to or full of patriotism.
*Pa'tri-pt i§M, n. Love of one's country
Pa-trol', n. The act of going the rounds in tlio

streets to suppress disorder ; a guard ; a night-
watch ; a round.
Fatrol,', V. a. To pass through ; to go round
Pa-trol', v. n. To go the rounds in a camp. &c.
*PA'TRpN [pa'trun, S, JV. P. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm.

R. ; pat'run, Wb.], n. One who patronizes or

protects; correlative of client: — a supporter; a

guardian ; a protector ; an advocate.
Pat'ron-a^e [pat'run-^j, S. W. P. J. E. F- C. ;

patrijn-aj,7a. Sm.],n. [Fr.] Act ofpatronizing ;

support ; protection ; guardianship.
Pat'so-nal (pat'ro-nal, H'. P. J. E. P. C. ; pa-

tro'nal, S. Ja. : pa'triin-al, K. Sm.], a. Protect-
ing ; supporting ; guarding.
*Pa'TRPN-ess [pa'trun-es, ff. P. J, F. Ja. Sm.

C. . pat'run-es, S. K. Wb.'\, n. A female patron.
Pat'ron-ize, v. a. To protect; to support; to

defend ; to countenance : to promote.
P \T'RPi\-lz-ER, n. One who patronizes.
*PA'TRpN-LESS, a. Without a patron,
Pat-ro-nvm'ic, ?!. A name formed from the name

of a father or ancestor.
P\T-Rp-NVM'!C, )a, Derived from an ancestor,
P\T Rp-NVM'i-CAL, \ as a name.
Pat'ten, n. The foot or base, as of a pillar : — a

sort of under shoe of wood with an iron ring.
Pat'ten-Ma'ker, n. One who makes pattens.
Pat'ter, v. n. To make a noise Uke hail, &c.
Pat'ter, o. a. To recite or repeat hastily [i?.]
Pat'teriv, n. A model for imitation ; a specimen :

— example ; sample, copy
PXt'tern, v. a. To imitate : to copy.
PAT'TY,n. A little pie ; as. a venXpatUj.
PSt'tv-pXn, n. A pan to bake a little pie in.
PaT'U-LODs, a. Expanded ; wide , open.
Pau'ci-ty, re. Smalliiess of nuiiilier or quantity.
*Paunch' or Paunch [panch. iV. P. J. F. Ja. Sm.;

pawiicli, S. E. AT. I, n. The lielly ; abdomen.
*PaUNCH (pinch), «. a. To eviscerate.
Pau'per. n. A poor person, distinctively oae who

is supported by alms or by public provision.
Pau'per-T^m, h. The state o( being a iiaiiper
Pau'per-ize, )). a. To reduce to pauperism
PAu^E, n. A stop ; suspense ; doubt , break.
Pau§e, v. n. To wait , to stop ; to deliberate.
Pave, v. a. To lay with stone, brick, &c.
Pave'mEiVT, n. A floor of stone, brick, &c.
Pav'er, 71. One who paves ; pavier.
Pav'ier. (pav'yer), n. One who paves ; paver.
P.A vlL'tON (pa-vil'yun), n. A building with a

dome: — a summer-house ; a tent ; a house.
PA w, H. The foot of a beast of prey ; the hand,
PAw, V. n. To draw the foot along the ground.
Paw, v. a. To handle or strike, as with paws.
Pawed Cpawd), a. Having paws ; broad-footed.
PAWK'v,a. Arch ; cunning ; artful. [Local, Enrr.]
Pawl, rt. (Mint.) A piece of iron used to keep

tha capstan from recoiling.

Pawn, 71. Something given as security tVr the pay-
ment of money, or tlie fulfiliiient ol an engage-
ment ; a pledge ; — a common ptece at chess.

Paw,\, t. a. To pledge , to give in pledge.

Pawn'bro-ker, 71. One who lends money on
pledges or pawns.

Pawnee', u. The receiver of a pawn.

Pawn'er, II. One who pawns.

Paw-paw, 71. A beautiful American shrub.

PAX, n. [L. peace ] A little image ot Christ, which
was formerly kissed by the people after the relig-
ious service,

PXx'wAx, n. See Packwax.

Pay (pa), V. a. (i. paiU : pp. paying, paid ] To
discharge, as a debt ; to give an equivalent for ;
to reward. — v. n. To suffer.

Pay (pa). It. Wages ; hire , money for service,

Pay'a ble, a. That may be, or i,~ to be, paid , duo.

Pay -day (pa'da), 7i. The liay for payment.

PAY-isE',7j One to whom mimey is to be paid.

PAY'ERor Pay'or. One who pays.

Pay'.vt AS-TER, 77. One who makes payment.

PAY-ment, 71. Ac^ of payiiig , money paid.

Pi.A (pe), n. ; p! pea§ or pjJA^E A plant and its
fruit — The plural pea.'< is used when number is
denoted, and pease for quantity.

Peace fpSs), n. A respite or freedom from war;
a state of tranquillity ; calm ; quiet ; rest.

Syn — Peace is opposed to war ; traiiquilliUj , to
agitation ; quiet, to disturbance ; rest, to action or
weariness ; ca/777, to a storm,

Pi? ACE '.\>is), inter j. Commanding silence.

Peace'a BLE, a. Free from war; peaceful; pa-
cific ; undisturbed ; quiet , mild ; gentle ; serene.

Peace'a BLE Niiss, n. (iuietness ; gentleness.

PiiACE'A-BLV,ad. In a peaceable manner.

Peace break-er, 7i. A disturber tif the peace.

Peace'FUL, a. Quiet; pacific; mild; peaceable.

Peace l'OL-LY,ac(. Without war; quietly ; mildly.

Peace'fijl-ness, n. Quiet; freedom from war.

Peace'ma-ker, 77. A promoter of peace.

Peace'-of-fer-Tng, n. An atoning sacrifice, or
offering to procure peace.

Peace'-of-fi-cilr, re. An officer to keep the peace.

Peach (p3ch), 7s. A tree and its fruit.

P£ach'-col-pred (p5ch'kiil-urd), a. Of the
color of the peach-blossom.

Pea'chick (pS'cliIk), n. The chick of a pea-

Peach'wood (-wud), re. A species of dye-wood.

Pea'cock (pe'kok), (7. A large, beautiful fowl.

Pea'hEn, 77. The female of the peacock.

Pii\' -JACK ET, re. A garment worn by seamen,

PiiAK (pGk), re. The top of a hill or mountain :^
a [loint : — the forepart of a head dress : — the up-
per corner of an e.xtended sail.

Peak'ed, a. Having a peak ; picked.

PiiAL, re. A liiud sound, as of bells, thunder, &c.

P^AL, u. re. To sound loud. — ?;. a. To assail.

Pk'an, 77. See P.ean.

Pear (pir), re. A tree and its fruit.

PiJAkcii (perch), n. A pole. See Perch.

Pearl ([lerl), re. A precious substance, whitish,
hanl, and smooth, found in a kind of oyster: — a
film or speck on the eye.

Pearl'ash, re. Impure carbonate of potash.

Pearled (perld), a. Adorned or set with pearls.

Pearl'-eyed (.Id), a. Having a speck in theeye.

PiiARL'-bvs -ter, n. A testaceous fish tliat pro-
duces pearls.

PiJARLWHiTE, n. (Mm.) A submuriate of bis-

Pearl'V, a. Abounding with, or like, pearls

Pear-main' (pAr-mSn'), 77. A kind of^ap\)le.

PeAr'-trEe (pir'tre), re. A tree that bears pears.

PEasj'ant (pez'ant), n. One of the lower class ol
people, as distinguislied from the nobility ; a ple-
beian ; a rural laborer; a rustic.

PiiAij'ANTRV (pez'fint-re), 71. Peasants ; rustics.

PEa^'cod or PiiAS'coD [pOz'kod, S. /'. E. fC. Sm.i
pes'kod, fV- J. F. Ja.],n. A pea-shell.

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Pea§e (pSz), n. pi. Peas collectively or in quan-
tity, used for food. See Pea.

Pea'shell, n. The husk that contains peas.

Peat (pet), ?i. A species of turf used for fuel.

Peat'-moss, n. A fen producing peat.

Peat'y, a. Containing orresembling peat.

Peb'ble or Pj3B'ble-Stone, n. A small stone.

Peb'bled (peb'bld), a. Abounding with pebbles.

Peb'bly, a. Full of pebbles ; stony.

Pe-can', n. An American tree and its nut.

Pfic-CA-BiL'l-TY, 7i. State of being peccable.

PEC'cA-BLE,a. That may sin ; liable to sin.

PEC-CA-DfL'LO, n. A petty fault ; a slight crime.

Pec'can-cy, n. A bad quality ; an offence.

Pec'cant, a. Guilty ; criminal ; corrupt ; bad.

Pec-ca' vi, [L., "/ have sinned."] A colloquial
expression for a confession.

PiJCK, n. The fourth part of a bushel.

Peck, v. a. To strike with the beak, as a bird.

Peck'er, n. One that pecks ; a kind of bird.

Pfic'Ti-NAL, TC. A fish. — a. Like a comb.

PJac'Ti-NATE, ; a. Formed like the teeth of a

Pi3C'T!-NAT-ED, \ comb.
Pltc'TQ-LlTE, 71. {Min.) A species of zeolite.
Pi£C'Tp-RAL, a. Belonging to the breast.
PEc'TO-RAL, 71. A medicine for the breast.
Pec'u-late, v. a To embezzle, as public money

by an officer ; to defraud or rob the public.
Pec-u-la'tion, n. Act of peculating ; the em-
bezzlement of public money by a public officer.
Pec'u-la-tqr, n. One who peculates.
*Pe-Cul'iar (pe-kul'yar) [pe-ku'lyar, S. E. F. K.
R. ; pe-ka'le-ar, fV. P. J. Ja. Sm.], a. Belonging
to only one, not common to many ; particular ;
singular ; appropriate ; single.
*Pe-cOl'IAR,7i. One's exclusive property, [larity.
*Pe-cOl-i-ar'i-ty (pe-kiil-ye-ar'e-te), 71. Particu-
*Pe-cul'iar-ize, v. a. To make peculiar.
*Pe-cul'IAR-ly, ad. Particularly ; singularly.
*PE-ciJN'lA-RV (pe-kun'ya-re) [pe-ku'nyar-e, S.
E. F. K.; pe-ku'ne-a-re, W. P. J. Ja. Sm.], a.
Relating to money ; consisting of money.
Ped-a-go(^'ic, } a. Suited or belonging to a
Peu-a-g6(jj'i-cai,, ( schoolmaster.
Ped'a-gogue (ped'a-gog), n. A schoolmaster.
Pe'dal. or Ped'al [pe'dal, S. W. P. Ja. R. ; ped'al,

K. Sm..], a. Belonging to a foot.
Ped'al? fped'alz, J. F. K. Sm. R. ; pe'dalz, S. P. ;
ped'alz or pe'dalz, fV. Ja.], The keys of an
organ, &c., acted upon by the feet.
Ped'ant, 7i. A person full of pedantry.
Pe-dan'tic, )a. Full of pedantry ; ostenta-
Pe-dan'ti-cal, \ tious of learning.
Pe-dan'tj-cal-ly, ad. In a pedantic manner.
Ped'an-try, 77. Vain ostentation of learning.
Ped'ate, a. (Bot.) Divided at the end; palmate.
Ped'dle, v. 71. & a. To carry about and sell by

retail ; to sell as a pedler.
Ped'uler, ?(. One who peddles; a travelling
trader : — commonly written pedler. See Pedler.
Ped'es-tal, 7(. The basis of a pillar or statue.
PE-Diis'TRi-AL, a. Using the foot ; pedestrian.
PE-DiiS'TRi-AN, a. Going on foot ; using the feet.
Pe-dEs'tri-an, 77. One who journeys on foot.
PE-Diis'TRi-AN-isM, 77. Act of walking on foot.
Pe-des'tri-oOs, a. Going on foot ; pedestrian.
PEd'i-cel, 77. (Bot.) A branch of a peduncle.
Ped'J-cle, 77. (Bot.) The footstalk of a flower.
Pe-dic'ij-LAR, a. Relating to the lousy distemper.
PEd'i-gree, 77. An account of a line of ances-
tors ; genealogy ; lineage ; descent.
PfiD'f-MENT, 77. (Arch.) The triangular part over
the entablature at the end of a building, or over
windows, doors, gates, &c.
Ped'ler,7i. One who peddles; a travelling trader:
— written a.\so peddler and pedlar. See Peddler.
PEd'ler-ess, 7!. A female pedler.
Ped'ler-y, n. The business and wares of pedlers.
*Pe-dp-bXp'tT§m [pe-do-bap'tizm, S. P. E. K.
Sm. iVb.; ped-9-bap'tizm, W.], n. Infant bap-

*Pe-do-bXp'tist, 71. One who holds to or prae.

tises infant baptism.
Pe-d6m'e-ter, n. A mechanical instrument for
numbering the paces taken, and measuring the
distance passed, in travelling. [plant.

Pe-dltn'cle, n. (Bot.) The flower-stalk of a

Pg-j)UN'ciJ-LAR, a. Relating to a peduncle.

Peel, v. a. To decorticate ; to flay : — to plunder.

Peel, v. n. To be separated ; to come off.

Peel, 77. A rind or slcin .- — a baker's shovel.

Peel'er, 77. One who peels : — a plunderer.

Peep, v. n. To begin to appear ; to look slyly :
•— to chirrup ; to cry as young birds ; to pip.

Peep, 77. The first appearance : — a sly look.

Peep'eRj^ n. One that peeps : — a young chicken.

Peep'-hole, 77. A hole to peep through.

Peer, 77. An equal ; an associate : — a nobleman;
a member of the British House of Lords.

Peer, v. n. To come just in sight ; to peep.

PEiiR'AGE, 77. The dignity or rank of a peer: —
jhe body of peers.

Peer'ess, 71. The lady of a peer; a noble lady.

Peisr'less, a. Having no peer; unequalled.

Peer'less-ly, ad. Without an equal.

Peer'less-ness, 77. Universal superiority.

Peev'ish, a. Petulant ; easily offended ; fretful,

PEi3V'isH-LY, ad. In a peevish manner.

PEEV'isH-Nfiss, 77. Querulousness ; fretfulness.

Peg, 77. A small wooden pin for fastening.

Peg, v. a. To fasten with a peg.

PEe'A-sus,n. [L.] (Myth.) A winged horse

(Astron.) A constellation. — (Ich.) A genus ot

Peg'ma-TITE, 77. (Min.) A variety of granite.

PE-LA'qtI-AN, 77. A follower of Pelagius.

Pe-la'^i-an-i^M, 77. The doctrine of Pelagius.

Pe-lX^^'ic, a. Belonging to the sea.

PJ2LF, 77. Money ; riches : — in a bad sense.

Pel'i-can, 71. A large swimming bird. — (Chem.)
A blind alembic, or glass vessel.

Pe-lisse' (pe-15s'), 77. [Fr.] A silk habit or robe.

PfiLL, 77. A skin ; a hide. — PI. Parchment rolls
or records made of skins. — Clerk of the pells, an
officer of the English exchequer. [ment.

Pel'let, 77. A little ball ; a bullet : — an orna-

PIJL'LI-CLE, 77. A thin skin : — a saline crust.

PiSLL-MELL', ad. Confusedly ; tumultuously.

Pel-lu'cid, a. Clear; transparent; translucent.
Syn. — Water and air are pellucid ; glass, trans-

Pel-lu-cTd'i-ty, ) n. State of being pellucid ;

PiiL-LiJ'ciD-NliSS, \ transparency.

PElt, v. a. To strike with something ; to beat.

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