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SiGN'ER (sin'er), re. One who signs.

SIg'\et, re. A seal, particularly a king's seal.

SiG-NiF'i cANCE, i 74. Power of signifying ; mean-

SlG NiF'i CAN-CY, ^ ing ; force; energy; impor-
tance ; moment.

S!G-NtF'!-CANT, a. Expressive; important.

SlGNlF'l-CANT-LY, ad. In a significant manner.

SiGNl-FI-CA'TION, n. Act of signifying; mean-
ing of a word ; sense ; import ; consequence.

SlG-NiF'l-CATiVE, a. Strongly expressive.

SiG-NiF'j-CATiVE-LY, ad. In a significative
manner.

SiG-NiF'l-CA TOR, re. He or that which signifies.

SJG-NiF'i-CA-Tp-RY,/!. That which signifies, [il.]

SiG'Nl-FY, V. a. To declare ; to mean ; to import.

Sig'ni-fy, D. re. To express meaning with force ;
to mean : — to be of use.

Sign'ior (sSn'yur), re. A title. See Sei«nior.

Sign-Man'u-Al (sin-man'u-gil), n. The signature
of a knig, written with his own hand.

Sign'post (sin'post), re. A post on which a sign
hangs.

SlKE, n. A small stream or rill. [Local.]

SiLE, 7). a. To strain, as fresh milk. [Local.]

Si'lence, re. State of being silent; taciturnity i
secrecy ; stillness ; obscurity.

SI'LENCE, 7?(ie7j. Commanding silence ; be stiU.

Si'lence, v. a. To forbid to speak ; to still.

SI'lent, a. Not speaking; mute; dumb i still;
quiet.

Si-len'ti-a-ry, n. One who keeps silence.

SI'lent-ly, ad. Without speech or noise.

SI'lent-ness, n. State or quality of being silent.

Sj'LEX^n. [L.J (Mill.) Flint ; silica. See Silica.

SlJ^lJoVETTJ! (s'il'b-et'),n. [Fr.J A small por-
trait filled with a black color ; a profile likeness.

SIl'i-ca, re. (Mill.) A chemical earth ; the earth
of quartz and flint ; the scientific term for silex.

Sil'i-cate, re. (Chem.) A compound of silicic acid
and some base.

Sl-Ll"cioys (se-lish'us), a. [silei, silicius, or sili-
ceus, L.] Relating to or containing silex or sili-
ca ; flinty : — written also siliceous.

Si-Li"ci-UM (se-lish'e-um), re. (Chem.) The me-
tallic base of silica: — called also silicum and
silicon.

S'lL'l-CLE, re. (Bot.) A two-leaved pod ; siliqiia.

Sfl.' l-QVA, re. [L.j A pod ; a seed-vessel.

SlL-!-Qu6sE' or SiL'l-QUoCs, a. Having a pod.

Silk, n. A fine, soft thread or filament spun by
silk-worms ; stuff made of the thread.

Silk'en (silk'kn), a. Made of silk ; soft ; tender.

SiLK'l-Niiss, re. State of being silky ; softness.

Sl'LK'-MER-CER, re. A dealer in silk.

Silk'-weav-er, re. One who weaves silk.

SiLK'-woRM (wiirm), re. A worm that spins silk.

Silk' Y, a. Made of silk; soft; tender; silken.

Sill, n. A bottom piece of timber , groundsill.

SiL'LA-Bi5B, n. A liquor made of milk, wine
cider, &c.

Sil'li-ly, ad. In a silly manner.

Sil'li-ness, re. State of being silly ; folly.

S'il'ly, a. Artless ; weak : foolish ; simple ; witless.

Silt, re. Sand, clay, and earth, transported by
running water.



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8i-lu'ei-an, a. Noting a series of rocks : — also,

a genus of fishes.
Si-Lu'RUS,n. [L.] (/cA.) A sheath-fish.
Si'L'VAN, a. Woody. See Sylvan.
BIl'ver, n. A white, hard, ductile metal ; money.
SiL'VER, a. Made of or like silver; white ; soft.
SIl'ver, ■y.Q. To cover with silver.
SiL'VER-BiiAT'ER, n. One who foliates silver.
SiL'yER-lNe, n. Art of covering with silver.
SlL'VER-LY, ad. With the appearance of silver.
SiL'VER-SMiTH, n. One who works in silver.
Si'l'VER-y, a. Besprinkled with or like silver.
Si-mar', n. A robe ; a scarf; a light garment.
SiM'i-A,n. [L.] (Zo'dl.) A genus of animals re-
sembling man, including the ape, monkey, &c.
STm'i-lar, a. Having resemblance ; like.
Sim-i-lXr'i-ty, 7!. Likeness; resemblance.
SiM'i-L^R-i,y, ad. With resemblance.
SlM'i-LE, n. (Rhet.) A resemblance in things
dissimilar ; a comparison.

Syn. — A simile or cvmparison differs in form
from a metaphor. " The moon bright as silver,"
is a simile or comparison ; " the silver moon," is
a metaphorical expression.
Sl-MlL'l-TUDE, n. Resemblance ; comparison.
SiM'l-TAR, n. See Scymitar and Cimeter.
Sim'Mer, v. n. To boil gently with a hissing.
Si-mo'n}-ac, n. One who practises simony.
SiM-o-NJ'A-CAL, a. Relating to simony.
SiM-o-Nl'A-CAL-LY, ad. With the guilt of simony.
SlM'p-NY [sim'o-ne, S. W. P. J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. ;
si'mo-ne, Kenrick'^, n. The crime of buying or
selling church preferment.
Sj-m66m', 71. A hot, suffocating wind in Africa

and Arabia: — called also simoon and samiel.
SlM'PER, V. n. To smile ; to smile foolishly.
STm'per, n. A smile ; a foolish smile.
SIm'per-er, n. One who simpers.
SlM'PER-i-VG-LY, ad. With a foolish smile.
SiM'PLE, a. Plain ; artless : — single ; unmingled ;
not complex : — silly ; foolish.

Sijii. — A simple or plain statement ; artless man-
ner : — a simple substance ; single article : — a
simple person ; silly speech ; foolish conduct.
Sim'ple, n. A single ingredient j a drug.
SiM'PLE-NESS, 71. The quality of being simple.
SiM'PLE-TpN, 71. A silly person ; a trifler. [ness.
SlM:-PLi9'l-Ty, 7t. [fFoUy] : — plainness; artless-
Si'M-PLl-Ff-c A'TION, n. Act of simplifying.
SiM'PLl-FY, V. a. To render simple, plain, or easy.
SiM'PLlST, 77. One skilled in simples or plants.
Silvi'PLV, arf. In a simple manner ; plainly.
SiM'u-LATE, V. a. To feign ; to counterfeit.
SiM-u-LA'TipJf, 77. A feigning; false pretence.
SI-mijl-ta'ne-oOs, a. Existing at the same time.
Si-mul-tA'ne-oDs-ly, ad. At the same time.
SIn, 77. A violation of the laws of God ; miquity ;

wickedness. See Crime and Evil.
Sin, v. 77. To violate the laws of God ; to offend.
Sin'a-pi§m, 77. A poultice of mustard-seed, &c.
SilscE, coiij. Because that; seeing that.
Since, ad. Ago ; before this ; from that time.
SiNCEj prep. After ; from some time past.
Sin-cere', a. Honest; not feigned; hearty ; cor-
dial ; earnest; real ; uncorrupt.
Sin-cere'ly, ad. Honestly; without hypocrisy.
Sin-cere'ness, 77. Honesty; sincerity.
SiN-cliR'l-TY, 77. State of being sincere ; honesty;

purity ; cordiality.

STn'ci-pDt, 77. [Anat.) The fore part of the head.

Sine, 77. (Oeum.) A straight line drawn froui one

end of the arc of a circle, perpendicularly to the

radius, passing through the other end.

SI'ne, prep. [L.] Without; as, ^^ sine invidia,"

without envy.
Si'NE-cfiRE, 77. An office which has revenue with-
out any duties nr employment.
ST'ne-cD-rist, 77. One who holds a sinecure.
Sl'ne dl'e, [L.] Without naming a day.
S5'77e in-vWi a, [ L.] Without envy.
Sl'n^ quO. nSn, (L.j An indispensable condition.



STn'ew (sin'nu), n. A tendon : muscle ; nerve.
SiN'EW (sin'nu), v. a. To knit as by sinews.
SIn'ewed (sin'nud), a. Having sinews ; firm.
SiN'EW-LESS rsin'nu-les),a. Having no sinews.
Sin'ew-y (sin'nu-e), a. Strong ; nervous.
Sin'ful, a. Partaking of sin; addicted to sin;

unholy; iniquitous; impious; wicked.
Sin'fOl-ly, ad. In a sinful manner ; wickedly.
Sin'fOl-nisss, 77. Iniquity ; wickedness ; sin.
Sing, u. 77. [7. sung or sang ; pp. singing, sung.]

To form the voice to melody ; to carol.
Sing, v. a. To relate in poetry or song ; to cele-
brate in poetry or song ; to utter harmoniously.
SiNc^E (sinj), V. a. To scorch ; to burn slightly.
SiNqtE, 77. A slight hum on the surface.
Sing'er, 77. One who is skilled in singing.
Sing'ing, 77. Utterance of melodious sounds.
SiNG'JNG-BooK (-buk), 77. A book of tunes.
SIng'Jng-Mas'ter, 77. One who teaches to sing.
SiN'GLE (sing'glj, a. One; not double; only;
solitary ! sole ; particular; individual; pure: —
unmarried.
Sin'gJjE, v. a. To select; to choose from.
Sin'gle-ness, ?7. State of being single.
SlN'GLY, arf. Individually; only; by himself,
STng'song, 77. Bad singing ; bad intonation.
Sin'gij-lar (sing'gu-lar), a. Single ; only one;

not plural : — particular ; rare ; unusual ; odd.
Sin-gu-lSr'i-ty, 77. State of being singular;

strangeness ; peculiarity ; a curiosity.
SiN'GtJ-LAR-LY, ad. In a singular manner.
SiN'is-TER or Sj-nis'ter [sin'js-ter, S. fV. P. J.
K. Wb. ; se-nis'ter, F. Ja. S777.], a.' Being on the
left hand ; left, not right ; sinistrous ; unlucky.
STn'is-ter, a. Bad ; perverse ; corrupt ; unfair.
Si'N'is-TER-LY, ad. Corruptly ; unfairly.
SiN-is-TROR'sAL, fl. Rising from the left to the

right, as a spiral line.
STn'is-trous, a. Perverse; absurd; sinister.
Sink, ?!.?7. [7. sunk or saisk; pp. sinking, sunk.]

To fall gradually ; not to swim ; to decline.
Sink, v. a. To immerse ; to delve ; to depress.
Sink, 77. A drain ; a jakes ; a place of filth.
Sink'ing-FOnd, 77. A portion of revenue set

apart for the gradual reduction of a public debt.
Sin'less, a. Exempt from sin ; innocent.
SiN'LESS-NESS, 77. Exemption from sin.
Sin'ner, 77. One who sins ; an irreligious person.
Si'n'-of-FER-ing, n. An expiation or sacrifice for
sin. [of quartz,

SiN'p-PER or SiN'p-PLE, 77. (Min.) A species
STn'TER, 77. A mineral ; carbonate of lime.
StN'tJ-ATE (sin'yu-at), v. a. To bend in and out-
SiN-u-A'TlpN, 77. " A bending in and out.
SiN-lJ-osE', a. Turning in and out ; sinuous.
SiN-li-os'l-TY, 77. Quality of being sinuous.
SiN'lJ-oiJS, a. Bending in and out ; sinuose.
Si'ivv'S,n. [L.] A bay of the sea ; an opening.
Sip, V. a. & n. To drink by small draughts.
Sip, 77. A very small draught.
SiPE, V. n. To ooze or drain out slowly. [Local.]
ST'PHpN, 77. A bent pipe or tube used for drawing

liquor from a cask.
STp'pet, n. A small sop.
SP Q uis, 77. (L.J A notification or advertisement,

beginning, ^^ If any one."
Sir, 77. A word of respect in compellation to a
man in conversation : — the title of a baronet or
knight, as Si?- Isaac Newton.
Sire, 77. A father : — a word of respect to a king.
Si'ren, 77. A goddess or sea-monster, fabled to
have enticed men by singing, and to have de-
voured them : — an enticing woman.
Si'RjN, a. Alluring; bewitching like a siren.
Si-Rl'A-sis, 71. (Med.) A stroke of the sun.
SlR'i-i/s,n. [Ij.] (^jistron.) The groat dog-star ;

the brightest star visible.
Sir'loin, 77. The loin of beef. See Surloin.
SYr'name, 77. See Surname.
Si-Roc'co, 77. fit.] A periodical, warm, relax-
ing south wind in the south of Italy, &c.



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Sir'rah (s&r'rfih or sir' rah) [sar'ra, S. VT. P. J. F.
K. ; ser'rij^a. Sm. C. ; sir'rah, IVb. ; si'r'ra, E.],
71. or interj. A term of reproacli or insult.

*Sir'UP (sir'rup or sur'rup) [siir'rup, S. If. J. Wb. ;
ser'rup, F. Ja. ; sir'rup, P. R. ; sir'rup or sur'rup,
Sm.], n. Vegetable juice boiled with sugar.

♦STr'vp-y, a. Resembling sirup.

Sfs'KiN, n. A bird ; the greenfinch.

Sis'TER, n. A woman born of the same parents.

Sis'TER-HOOD (-had), n. State or duty of a sis-
ter : — a society of women.

STs'ter-in-Law, n. A sister of a husband or wife.

Si's'ter-LY, a. Like a sister ; becoming a sister.

Sit, v. n. [i. SAT ; pp. sitting, sat, or sitten : —
sitten is nearly obsolete.] To repose on a seat : —
to hold a session : — to incubate.

Site, n. Situation ; local position ; ground-plot.

fSiTH, conj. Since ; seeing that.

STthe,™. An instrument for mowing. SeeScvTHE.

SiTHE, V. n. To sigh. [Local and vulg-ar.]

■fSiTH'ENCE, ad. Since ; in latter times. Spenser.

SI-Ti-ol.'p-(^Y, n. The doctrine of aliments.

Sit'ten (sit'tn),p. From Sit ; — superseded by sat.

Sit'ting, n. Act of resting ; session : — incubation.

Sit'u-ate or SiT'u-AT-ED, p. a. Placed; seated.

Sit-u-a'tion, n. Location in respect to something
else ; place ; station ; post ; a position ; a site :
— condition ; state.

Sy?i. — Choose or hold a situation ; seek or fill a
place ; occupy a station ; stand in a position ; re-
main at a post ; exist in a state.

Sl'vA, n. The third person in the Hindoo trinity.

Six, a. & n. Twice three ; one more than five.

STx'FOLD, a. Six times told.

Six'pence, n. An English coin; half a shilling.

Slx'PEN-NY, a. Worth sixpence.

STx't£en (six'ten), a. Six and ten.

Six'TiiENTH, a. "The ordinal of sixteen.

Sixth, a. Next after the fiftli. — n. A sixth part.

SIXTH'LY, ad. In the sixth place.

Slx'Tl-ETH, a. The tenth six times repeated.

SlX'TY, a. & n. Six times ten.

Slz'A-BLE, a. Of considerable or of proper bulk.

Si'ZAR, 71. A student of a low rank at Cambridge,
England : — written also sizer.

SI'ZAR-SHlP, n. Rank or station of sizar.

SIZE, n. Bulk ; bigness : — a viscous substance.

Size, v. a. To adjust ; to fix : — to cover with size.

Slz'iNG, n. Food for students : — a covering with
size : — a viscous, glutinous substance.

Si'ZI-NESS, 71. Glutinousness ; viscosity.

Si'ZY, a. Relating to size ; viscous; glutinous.

BiZ'ZLEjiu. 71. To hiss fromtheactionof fire; to hiss.

Skate, n. An iron to slide with on ice : — a fish.

Skate, v. n. To slide with skates on ice.

Skat'er, 71. One who skates.

Skein (skan), n. A knot of thread, silk, or yarn.

Skel'e-Ton, 71. (Mnat.) All the bones of a hu-
man or animal body, dried, cleaned, and disposed
in their natural situation : — an outline.

Skep'tic, «. A doubter ; an infidel. See Sceptic.

SKiJp'Ti-CAL, a. Doubting. See Sceftical. [ly.

Skep'ti-cal-ly, ad. Doubtingly. See Sceptical-

SKJ3P'Ti-Cl§M, n. Doubt. See Scepticism.

Skep'tJ-cize, v. n. To doubt. See Scepticize.

Skijtch, v. a. To trace the outlines of; to plan.

Skiitch, 71. An outline ; a rough draught ; a delin-
eation ; design ; a first or imperfect plan.

Sketch'y, a. Relating to, or like, a sketch.

Skew'er, n. A small wooden or iron pin.

Skew'er, 7). a. To fasten with skewers.

Skid, n. A timber that preserves a ship's side : —
a short piece of timber ; a slider.

Skiff, n. A small, light boat.

SkI'l'F&l, a. Able to perform ; experienced in ;
skilled ; well-versed ; dexterous ; clever.

SkTl'fOl-LY, ad. Dexterously ; with skill.

Skil'fOl-nEss, n. Dexterity ; art ; ability.

Skill, n. Knowledge ; experience ; dexterity.

Skilled (skild), a. Knowing ; versed ; skilful.
SkIl'less, a. Wanting skill ; artless.



SkIl'let, n. A small kettle or boiler.

Skim, v. a. To clear off, as the cream or scum i -»

to pass near the surface of.
Skim, v. n. To pass lightly ; to glide along.
Skim'mer, n. One v\'ho skims : — a shallow vessel.
Skim'-m'ilk, n. Milk deprived of the cream.
Skim'ming, n. Act of one that skims: — that

which is skimmed off.
Skin, n. The natural covering of the flesh ; hide.
Syn. — Skin of a man or an animal ; hide of an

ox ; rind of pork ; peel of an orange.
Skin, v. a. To flay : — to cover with skin.
SkIn, v. n. To become covered with skin.
Skin'-deep, a. Slight; superficial.
Skin'flint, 71. A very niggardly person ; a miser.
Skinned (skTnd), a. Having skin.
Skin'ner, 77. One who skins ; a dealer in skins.
Skin'ni-ness, 77. Quality of being skinny.
Skin'ny, a. Consisting of skin ; wanting flesh.
Skip, v. n. To pass by leaps ; to leap ; to jump.
Skip, v. a. To pass by : — to miss ; to omit.
Skip, n. A light leap or bound ; a spring.
Skip' jack, 7i. An upstart : — a child's toy or play :

— a sea-fish, the stickle-back.
Skip'ken-nel, n. A lackey ; a footboy. [r.]
Skip'per, 71. One who skips : — a shiiimaster.
Skirl, 7;. 71. To scream out. [Locul.'\
Skir'mish, 71. A slight fight in war; a contest.
Skir'mish, v. 71. To fight loosely or in parties.
Skir'mish-er, 77. One who skirmislies.
SkTr'ret, 71. The water parsnip, a garden plant.
Skirt, n. A garment hanging loose and full from

the waist : — a loose edge ; a margin ; a border.
Skirt, v. a. T'o border ; to run along the edge oC
Skit, n. A wanton wench : — a reflection ; a jeer.
Skit'tish, a. Shy ; easily frighted ; fickle ; wanton.
Ski't'tish-ly, ad. Shyly ; wantonly ; fickly.
SkIt'tish-ness, 71. Shyness ; fickleness.
Skit'tle§ (skit'tlz), 77. pi. Ninepins ; a game.
Skiv'er [skiv'er, C. ; ski'ver. Boag], n. A split

skin ; a sheepskin used for binding books.
Skow, 71. A flat-bottomed boat ; scow. See Scow.
Skrijen, 77. A shelter. See Screen.
Skijlk, v. 77. To hide ; to lurk in fear or malice.
Skulk'er, 71. One who skulks.
Skull, n. The bony case that encloses the brain ;

the cranium or brainpan ; the head : — an oar.
SkDll'cap, 77. Ahead-piece. — {Bot.) A plant; a

medicinal plant ; Scutellaria.
Skijnk, 77. A fetid animal of the weasel tribe.
*Sky [ski, P. E. Ja. R. ! skyi, S. J. F. ; skSI, JV.

K. ; sk'y, Sm.], 77. 'J'he apparent arch to the vault

of heaven; firmament; atmosphere.
*Sky'-c6l-pr, 77. The col(>r of the sky.
*Sky'-c6l-ored (ski'kiil-urd), a. Hlue ; azure.
*Sky'ey (ski'e), a. Ethereal ; like the sky.
*Sky'lark, 77. A lark that mounts and sings.
*Sky'lark-!NG, 77. (JVaut.) Wanton play among

seamen about the rigging and tops of ships.
*Skv'lTght (ski'lit), 77, A window in a roof.
*Sky'r6ck-et, 77. A kind of rising firework.
*SKy'-SAIL, 77. {JVaut.) A small sail sometimes set

above the royal.
SlXb, 77. A plane of stone : — an outside plank.
*Slab'ber [slab'ber, J. E. F Ja. R ; slob'ber, S.

P. K. ; slab'ber or slob'ber, W. Sm.], v. a. Sc n,

I'o sup up hastily : — to smear ; to drivel ; to

slaver ; to slobber.
*Slab'ber-er, 77. One who slabbers: — an idiot.
Slab'by, a. Thick; viscous; wet; floody.
SlXck, a. Not tense ; loose : — remiss ; not diligent.
Syn. — Slack rope ; loose garment ; slack or re-
miss in performance of duty.
SlXck, v. a. To loosen ; to relax ; to slacken : —

to deprive of cohesion, as lime; to slake.
SlXck, 7). 77. To become slack; to be remiss; to

flag ; to abate ; to slacken.
Slack, 77. Coal broken in small pieces.
SlXck'en (slak'kii), v. a. To relax ; to slack.
SlXck'en, v. n. To be remiss ; to flag; to slack.
SlXck'ly, ad. Loosely ; negligently ; remissly.



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St.Xck'NESS, n State of being slack ; looseness.

SlXck'-wa-teu, n. The interval between the
flux and reflux of the tide.

Slag, 7i. The dross or recrement of metal.

Slain (slan),;). From Slay.

Slake, v. a. To quench ; to extinguish : — to de-
prive of cohesion, as lime ; to slack.

Slam, v. a. To shul. hard ; to crush ; to beat.

Slam, n. A bang : — a defeat, applied at cards.

SlaM'KJN or SlXm'mER-kTn, n. A slut ; a trollop.

SlAn'der (11), u. o. To censure falsely; to de-
fame ; to asperse ; to calumniate ; to traduce.

SLAN'DER,n. Defamation ; reproach ; the utterance
of false and malicious reports against another ;
calumny ; detraction ; aspersion.

Syn. — Slander arises from a hostile feeling or
mischievous temper ; calumny, from the worst
motives ; defamation, from personal resentment ;
detraction, from envy ; aspersion, from ill-will or
hostility ; reproach, from ill-will or disapproba-
tion.

Slan'der-er, n. One who slanders.

Slan'der-oDs, a. Falsely abusive; calumnious.

Slan'der-oijs-lv, ad. With false reproach.

Slan'der-ous-ness, n. Abusiveness.

Slang, n. Low, vulgar language ; cant ; jargon.

■fSLANG, i. From Sling. Slung.

Slant or Slant'jng, a. Oblique ; sloping.

Slant, v, a. To turn aslant or aside ; to slope.

Slant'ly or Slant'wT^e, ad. Obliquely.

Slap, n. A blow with the hand open.

Slap, ad. With a sudden and violent blow.

SlXp, v. a. To strike with the open hand.

SlXp-dXsh', ad. All at once ; with hurry.

SlAp'Jack, 71. A sort of pancake.

Slash, v. a. To cut ; to cut with long cuts.

Slash, v. n. To cut or strike at random.

Slash, n. A cut ; a wound ; a cut in cloth.

Slat, n. A narrow, thin piece of timber, in the
bottom of a cart ; sloat.

Slate, n. A kind of stone : — a thin plate of stone.

Slate, v. a. To cover with slate or slates, as the
roof ; to tile.

Slat'er, n. One who covers with slates or tiles.

Slat'ing, n. Act of covering with slate ; acovering.

Slat'ter, v. n. To be slovenly or careless.

Slat'tern,?!. Anegligent, untidy woman ; a slut.

Slat'TERN-LV, a. Not clean; slovenly.

Slat'tern-ly, ad. Awkwardly; negligently.

Sla'ty, a. Having the form of slate ; laminated.

Slaugh'ter (slaw'ter), n. Great destruction of
life; carnage; massacre; butchery.

Slaugh'ter (slaw'ter), v. a. To put to death by
a weapon ; to butcher ; to slay ; to Icill

Slaugh'ter-er (slaw'ter-er), n. A killer.

Slaugh'ter-House (slaw'ter-hbus),™. A house
in which beasts are killed by the butcher.

Slaugh'ter-ous (slaw'ter-iis), a. Destructive.

Slave, n. One who is owned by, and subject to
the will of, another; a bondman; a servant; a
drudge.

Slave, v. n. To dnidge ; to toil: — to carry on
the slave-trade ; to procure slaves.

Slave'-h6ld-er, 71. One who owns slaves.

Slav'ER, 71. One who slaves : — a slave-ship.

Slav'er, 71. Spittle running from the mouth.

Slav'ER, v. n. & a. To emit spittle ; to slabber.

Slav'er-er, 7!. A driveller ; an idiot.

Slav'er-y, 71. State of subjection to the will of
another ; condition of a slave ; servitude.

Slave'-shTp, 71. A ship used in the slave-trade.

Slave'-trade, n. The traffic in slaves.

Slav'ish, a. Servile; mean; base; dependent.

SLAV'isH-LV, ad. In a slavish manner.

SLAV'isH-NESS, 71. Servility ; meanness.

Sla-von'ic, a. Relating to Slavonia ; Sclavonic.

Slay (sla), v. a. [i. SLEW ; pp. slaying, slain.]
To kill ; to destroy ; to butcher.

Slay'er (sla'er), n. A killer; a destroyer.

Sleave, 71. The knotted part of silk or thread.

Sleave, v. a. To separate into threads ; to sleid.



Slea'zy, n. Weak; thin; slimsy.
Sled, n. A carriage drawn on runners on snow.
Sled, v. a. To carry or transport on a sled.
Sledc^e, 71. A large, heavy hammer : — a sled.
Sleek, a. Smooth ; glossy ; not rough ; not harsh.
Sleek, v. a. To render soft, smooth, or glossy.
Sleek'ly, ad. Smoothly; glossily ; softly.
Sleek'ness, 71. Smoothness ; glossiness.
Sleek' Y, a. Of a sleek or smooth appearance.
Sleep, v. n. [i. slept ; pp. sleeping, slept.] To

take rest ; to slumber ; to repose : — to be dead.
Sleep, n. Repose ; rest ; slumber ; nap ; drowseu
Sleep'er, 71. One who sleeps : — a floor-timber.
Sleep'i-ly, arf. Drowsily; lazily; stupidly.
Sleep' l-NESS, 71. Disposition to sleep ; drowsiness.
Sleep'ing, p. a. Being asleep ; at rest ; inactive.
Sleep'less, a. Wanting sleep ; always awake.
Sleep'less-nIsss, 71. Want of sleep.
Sleep'y, a. Disposed to sleep ; drowsy; dull.
Sleet, 71. A kind of smooth, small hail or snow.
Sleet, v. n. To snow with a mixture of rain.
Sleet'y, a. Bringing, or consisting of, sleet.
Sleeve, n. The dress that covers the arm.
Sleeve'less, a. Having no sleeves,
Sleid (slad), ». a. To prepare for the sley.
Sleigh (sla), 7i. A vehicle for travelling, drawn

on runners, upon the snow ; a sledge.
Sleigh'ing (sla'ing), n. The act of travelling or

transporting with sleighs.
Sleight (slit), n. Art ; trick ; artifice ; dexterity.
Sleight'y (sllt'e), a. Crafty; artful. [-R.]
Slen'der, a. Thin ; not bulky ; slight ; weak.
SLEN'DER-LY,ad. Without bulk ; slightly ; meanly.
Slen'der-ness, 71. Quality of being slender.
Slept, i. & p. From Sleep.
Slew (sIu), i. From Slay.

Sley (sla), n. A weaver's reed : — written also slay.
Sley (sla), v. n. To part or twist ; to sleid.
Slice, v. a. To cut into thin pieces ; to divide.
SlIce, n. A thin, broad piece cut off; a peel.
Slid, i. & p. From Slide.
Slid'den (slid'dn), p. From Slide.
Slide, v. n. & a. [i. slid ; pp sliding, sudden

or slid. I To pass along smoothly ; to slip ; to glide.
Slide, n. A smooth passage ; tlow ; even course
SlId'er, 71. He or that which slides.
SlTo'ing-RCle, 71. A mathematical instrument.
SLlD'iNG-ScALE, n. A scale that slides: — a

scheme for raising or lowering the duties in pro-
portion to the rise and fall of prices.
Slight (slit), a. Small ; worthless ; weak ; feeble ;

slim ; superficial ; negliaent ; careless ; cursory.
Slight (slit), 71. Neglect ; contempt ; scorn.
SlIght (slit, 77), V. a. To treat as unworthy of

notice ; to nea-lect ; to disregard.
SlTght'er (sllt'er), n. One who slights.
SlIght'ly (slit'le), ad. In a slight manner.
SlIght'ness (slit'nes), 71. Weakness ; neglect
SlI'ly, ad. Cunningly. See Slyly.
Slim, a. Weak ; slight ; slender ; thin of shape.
Slime, 71. A viscous mire ; a glutinous substance.
SLi'Ml-Nfiss, rt. Viscosity; glutinous matter.
Slim'ness, n. State or quality of being slim.
Sli'MY, a. Overspread with slime ; glutinous.
SlT'ness, 71. Artful secrecy. See Slyness.
Sling, 77. A missive weapon for stones ; a throw :

— a bandage to sustain a limb.
SlTng, v. a. To throw by a sling ; to cast.
Sli'ng'er, n. One who slings, or uses the sling.



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