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SlInk, v. n. [i. SLUNK ; pp. slinking, slunk.] To

sneak ; to steal away.
Slink, v. a. To miscarry, as cows ; to cast.
SlTp, v. n. To slide ; to glide ; to escape : — tc err.
Slip, v. a. To convey secretly ; to let loose.
Slip, 71. False step; mistake: — an escape: — a

twig ; a cutting : — an opening between wharves.
SlIp'board, 7(. A board sliding in grooves.
SlTp'kn5t, 71. A bow-knot ; a knot easily untied.
.SlTp'per, 71. One who slips : — a thin shoe.
SlIp'pered (sllp'perd), a. Wearing slippers.
Sl1p'p^:r-i-ly, ad. ' In a slippery manner.

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Slip'pee-I-nEss, n. Smoothness ; uncertainty.
Slip'PER-y, a. Glib; smooth; causing to slip;

hard to hold : — uncertain ; changeable.
Slip'shod, a. Having the shoes not pulled up at

the heels ; wearing slippers.
Slip'slop, n. Bad liquor. [M cant term.]
Slit, v. a. [i. slit or slitted ; pp. slitting, slit

or SLITTED.] To cut lengthwise ; to cut.
SIjIT, n. A long cut, or narrow opening.
Slit'ter, 71. One who cuts or slashes.
Slit'tins-Mill, 71. A mill in which iron bars

are.slit into nail-rods, &c.
*Sl.T'VER or Sliv'er [sli'ver, S. m P. J. F. Ja.

K. Sm. R. i sliv'er, Craig, fVb.], n. A piece cut

orjorn off.
*Sli'ver, v. a. To split ; to tear off; to slit.
Sloat (slot), n. A narrow piece of timber ; a slat.
Slob'ber, v. a. To spill upon; to slaver; to

Sloe (sl6), n. Fruit of the blackthorn ; a plum.
Sloop, n. A small vessel with one mast: — a

vessel of war smaller than a frigate. See Vessel.
Slop, v. a. To drink hastily ; to dash with water.
Slop, re. Mean liquor. — PL Ready-made clothes.
Slope, a. Oblique ; not perpendicular ; sloping.
Slope, 71. An oblique direction ; a declivity.
Slope, v. a. To form to obliquity or declivity.
Slope, v. n. To take an oblique direction.
Slope'N]?SS, 71. Obliquity; declivity.
Slope'wi^e, arf. Obliquely; not perpendicularly.
Slop'ing, p. a. That slopes; declivous; oblique.
Slop'py, a. Miry and wet ; plashy ; sloshy.
Slop'-shop, n. A shop for ready-made clothes.
Slosh, n. Snow in a melting state ; slush.
Slosh'y, a. Plashy; sloppv ; slushy.
*Sloth [sloth, S. W. P.' J. E. F. Ja. K. Sm. ;

sloth, fVb.], n. Slowness; tardiness; laziness:

— jin animal of very slow motion
*Sl6th'fOl, a. Idle ; lazy ; sluggish ; indolent.
*Sloth'ful-lv, ad. Idly; lazily; with sloth.
*Sloth'fOl-ness, n. Laziness; sluggishness.
SloOch, n. A clown ; a clownish gait or manner.
Slouch, v. n. To have a downcast, clownish

look, gait, or manner.
Slouch, v. a. To depress ; to press down.
SLOiJGH (sliif, 76) [sluf, S. W. P. J. E. F. Ja. K.

Sm..], n. The skin which a serpent casts off: —

the part that separates from a foul sore.
Slough (slut), v. n. To part from the sound flesh.
Slough (sloQ, 76) [slbu, S. fV. P. J. E. F. Sm. fVb. ;

sliif, Ja. K.], n. A deep, miry place.
SloOgh'v (sldu'e), a. Aliry ; boggy ; muddy.
Slov'en, n. One carelessly or dirtily dressed.
Sl6v'en-lj-ness, 77. Negligence of dress, &c.
Sl6v'en-ly, a. Indecently negligent of dress.
Slov'en-lv, ad. In a coarse, inelegant manner.
Slow (slo), ad. Not swift : late ; dull ; tardy : —

used in composition, as s/ow-paced.
Slow'ly (slo'le), ad. Not swiftly ; not rashly.
Slow'ness, 71. ' Want of velocity ; delay.
Slow'-worm (slo'wijrm), n. The blind-worm.
Slue, n. A roll of wool slightly twisted.
Slub, v. a. To form into slubs.
SLtJB'BER, V. a. To hurry over ; to do coarsely:

— to stain ; to slabber ; to slobber.
SLUB'BER-DE-Gr;LL'loN,«. A base wretch. [Low.]
SLUDfjtE, 71. Mire ; dirt mixed with water ; slosh.
Slue (slii), v. a. To turn about its axis ; to turn.
Sl ijG, re. A drone : — a hinderance : — a snail : —

a piece of metal shot from a gun.
Slug, v. n. To lie idle ; to play the drone. \R.]
SLLtG'GARD, 7!. All idler ; an inactive, lazy fellow.
SlDg'gard, a. Lazy ; sluggish.
SlDg j&isH, a. Dull ; lazy ; slothful ; idle ; slow ;

inactive ; indolent.
SliJg'gish-LY, arf. Dully; lazily; idly; slowly.
SlDg'gJsh-ness, re. Dulness ; sloth ; laziness.
Sluice (slus), re. A water-gate ; a floodgate; a

vent for water ; a stream of water.
Sluice (slus), 7). a. To emit by floodgates.
Slui'cy (slu'se), a. Pouring, as from a sluice.

SlOm'BER, v. n. To sleep lightly ; to doze.
Slum'ber, 71. Light sleep ; sleep; repose; doze*
Slum'ber-er, 71. One who slumbers.
Slijm'Ber-ous, a. Causing sleep ; sleepy.
Slump, v. re. To sink, go down, or tread through

snow, ice, mire, soft ground, &c.
Slung, i. & p. From Sling.
SlCng'-shot, re. An offensive weapon formed by

two balls fastened together by a piece of rope.
Slunk, i. Si, p. From Slink.
SlOr, v. a. To sully ; to soil ; to reproach.
Slur, n. Slight reproach ; a trick ; a mark.
Slush, n. Snow in a melting state ; slosh ; sludge.
SlDt, n. A dirty woman ; a slattern : — a bitch.
fSLiJT'TER-y, re. The qualities of a slut. Sliak.
Slut'TISH, a. Dirty ; not nice ; not cleanly.
Slut'tJsh-ly, ad. In a sluttish manner; dirtily.
Slut'tish-ness, 71. Nastiness ; dirtiness.
Sly, a. Meanly artful ; insidious ; cunning.
Sly'BOOTS, re. A cunning or sly person.
Sly'ly, ad. With secret artifice ; insidiously.
Sly'ness, n. Artful secrecy ; art ; cunning.
Smack, v. n. To kiss : — to have a taste.
Smack, v. a. To move, as the lips ; to kiss.
SmXck, re. Taste ; savor: — aloud kiss: — a blow

by the hand : — a small vessel.
Small, a. Little ; not great; slender; minute.
Small, re. Small or narrow part of any thing.
Small'-arm§, n. pi. Muskets, rifles, pistols, &c.
Small'-beee, re. Beer of little strength.
Small'-craft, re. A vessel or vessels smaller
. than ships.

Small'ness, n. Littleness ; want of greatness.
Small-Pox', re. An eruptive malignant disease.
Smal'ly, ad. In a small manner or degree.
Smalt, n. A beautiful blue substance, made by

fusing glass with oxide of cobalt, &c.
Sma-rXg'dine, a. Made of, or like, emerald.
Smart, n. A quick, pungent, lively pain ; pain.
Smart, v. n. To, feel quick, lively pain.
Smart, a. Pungent ; sharp ; quick ; brisk ; lively ;

active ; vigorous : — witty ; acute.
Smart'en (smar'tn), v. a. To make smart.
Sm'art'ly, ad. Sharply ; briskly ; vigorously.
Smart'-m6n-ey, n. Money paid for release from

military service.
Smart'ness, re. Quickness ; vigor ; briskness.
SmXsh, v. a. To break in pieces ; to dash.
Smash, re. State of being crushed ; a crush.
SmXt'TER, v. re. To talk superficially or ignorantly.
SmXt'ter, n. Superficial or slight knowledge.
SmXt'ter-er, re. One who has a slijiht knowledge.
SMAT'TER-lNG,re. Superficial knowledge ;smatter.
SMi2AR, v. a. To besmear ; to soil ; to contaminate.
Smear, re. An ointment ; any fat liquor.
Smear'y, a. Dauby ; adhesive.

Smell, ?I. a. [i. smelt ; pp. SMELLING, SMELT. J

To perceive by the nose, or by the sense of smell,
SMiiLL, V. re. To perceive or emit smell ; to scent.
Smell, n. Power of smelling ; scent ; odor.

Sijn. — Smell and scent are said either of that

which receives, or that which gives smell ; odor,

perfume, and fragrance, of that which gives smell-
SmEll'feast, n. One who haunts good tables.
SMiJLL'lNG, re. The power of perceiving smells.
SMiiLT, i. Sep. From Smell.
Smijlt, re. A small sea-fish ; a young salmon.
Smelt, v. a. To extract metal from ore.
SMiiLT'ER, re. One who melts ore.
Smelt'er-y, n. The house or place in which

smelling furnaces are used.
Smerk, 7). re. To smile wantonly. See Smirk.
Smerk, re. An affected smile ; smirk.
SMiJRK'Y, a. Nice ; smart ; jaunty. [R.]
Smick'er, v. re. To smirk ; to look amorously
Smi'lax, n. [L.] (Bot.) A plant ; sarsaparilla.
SmIle, v. n. To look gay, &c. ; to be propitious.
Smile, re. A look of pleasure or kindness.
SmTl'ing-ly, ad. With a look of pleasure.
Smirch, v. a. To cloud ; to soil ; to smutch.
Smirk, t). a. To smile affectedly or wantonly.

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SmYrk, n. An affected smile ; smerk.

Smite, v. a. [i. smote ; pp. smiting, smittex or

sMiT.] To strike ; to kill ; to afflict ; to blast.
SmIte, v. n. To strike ; to collide.
SmIt'er, n. One who smites.
Smith, n. One who works in metals.
Smith'craft, n. The art of a smith.
SmIth'er-y, 71. The shop or work ot a smith.
Smith' y, n. The shop of a smith ; sinithery.
Smitt, Ti. A fine, cla)ey ore, or ochre.
Smit'ten (smit'tn), p. From Sviite. Struck.
Smi'T'tle,-!). a. To infect. — a. Infectious. [Local.]
Smock, n._ A woman's under garment ; a shift.
Sm5ck'-faced (smok'fast), a. Pale ; maidenly.
Smock'-frock, 71. A laborer's frock.
Smoke, ti. A sooty exhalation or vapor, arising

from burning wood, &c.
Smoke, v. n. To emit smoke ; to inhale and exhale

the vapor of burning tobacco.
Smoke, 0. a. To scent or dry by smoke ; to find out.
Smoke'-jack, 71. An engine for turning a spit.
Smok'er, 71. One who smokes.
Smo'KI-ly, ad. So as to be full of smoke.
Smo'ki-ness, n. State of being smoky.
Smo'ky, a. Emitting smoke ; fumid ; obscure.
Smooth, a. Even ; glossy ; soft : — bland ; mild.

Smooth, v. a. To level ; to make easy ; to soften.
Smooth'en (smo'thn), v. a. To make smooth.

Smooth'-faced (smoth'fast), a. Mild-looking.

Smooth'lv, ad. Not rouglily ; evenly ; mildly.

Smooth'ness, II. Evenness of surface ; softness.

Smote, i. From Smite.

Smoth'er, v. a. To sufl'ocate by smoke or by ex-
cluding air ; to stifle ; to suppress.

Smoth'er, v. n. To be suffocated : — to smoke.

Smoth'er, 7!. Suppression: — smoke; thick dust.

tSMoOcH, V. a. To salute ; to kiss.

Smoul'der, 7). 7t. To burn and smoke without
flame or vent.

Smoul'der-ing, ) a. Burning and smok-

fSMOUL'DRY (smol'dre), ( ing without vent.

Smug, a. Nice ; spruce ; dressed with niceness.

Smij&'gle, v. a. To import or export secretly
and unlawfully, or without paying the duties.

Smug'gler, 71. One who smuggles.

SmOg'GLING, 71. A secret importation of goods.

SmjjT, 71. A spot with soot ; mildew : — obscenity.

SmGt, V. a. To mark with soot, coal, or dirt ; to
soil ; to taint with mildew.

SmOt, v. n. To gather smut.

Smutch, v. a. To blacken with smoke or soot.

SmOt'ti-ly, ad. Blackly; smokily : — obscenely.

SMiJT'Ti-NESS, 71. State of being smutty.

SMtJT'TY, a. Black with smoke ; d^irty : — obscene.

SnXck, 77. A share : a part taken by compact.

Snaf'fle, 7!. A bridle which crosses the nose.

Snaf'fle, v. a. To bridle ; to hold in a bridle.

SnXg, 71. A protuberance ; a tooth ; a branch ;
jag : — a tree having its roots fastened at the bot-
tom of a river, or a branch of such a tree.

Snag'sed or SNXG'fiY, a; Full of snags ; jaggy.

Snail, 77. A slimy insect; a testaceous animal.

Snail'-PACED (-past), a. Moving slowly.

Snake, n. A serpent of the oviparous kind.

Snake, v. a. U^aut.) To wind a small rope spi-
rally round a larger one.

Snake'root, 71. A medicinal plant.

Sna'kv, a. Serpentine ; belimging to a snake.

SnXp, v. a. [i. SNAPPED or snaft ; pp. snapping,
SNAPPED or sNAPT.] To brcak short: — to strike:
— to catch at ; to bite.

SnXp, v. n. To break short ; to crack: — to try to
bite ; to snarl.

SnXp, 71. A quick breaking or bite ; catch : — noise.

SnXp'-drXg-on, n. A kind of play : — a plant.

SnXp'pish, a. Eager to bite ; peevish ; tart,

SnXp'pJsh-i.y, ad. Peevishly ; tartly.

SNXP'pisH-NEss, 71. Peevishness; tartness.

SnAre, n. A gin ; a net ; a noose ; a trap.

Snare, ii. a. To entrap ; to ensnare.

Snarl, v. n. To growl ; to speak roughly.

Snarl, v. a. To entangle ; to embarrass ; to twist-
Snarl, n. Entanglement : — a quarrel ; a growl.
Snarl'er, 77. One who snarls ; a surly fellow.
Snarl'ing, p. a. Growling; snappish; cross.
SnAr'yJ a. Entangling ; insidious. fcatch.

SnXtch, v. a. & 77. To seize hastily ; to oite ot

SnXtch, 77. A hastv catch : a broken part ; a fit.

Snath, w. The handle of a scythe. [U. S.J la
England called snead, sned, snathe, and sneathe.

SNiJAK, V. n. To creep or withdraw slyly or mean-
ly ; to skulk ; to truckle.

Sneak, 71. A sneaking fellow ; a niggard.

Sne AK'ER, 71. A sneak : — a small vessel of drink.

SNEAK'lNG,p. a. Servile ; mean : niggardly.

Sneak'ing-ly, ad. Meanly ; servilely.

Sneak'ing-Ness, 7!. Meanness ; pitifulness.

jSNEAP 07- fSNiiB, V. a. To chide ; to reprimand.

Sneck, 71. The latch of a door or casement.

Sneer, v. n. To show contempt by looks or ac-
tions , to scoff; to jeer ; to gibe

SNiJER, 77. A look of contempt , scorn , derision.

Sneer'er, 77. One who sneers , a scorner

Sneijr'ing-ly, ad. With a look of scorn.

Sneeze, 7). 77. To emit breath or air audibly and
spasmodically through the nose.

Sneeze, 77. An emission of breath by the nose.

Sneez'ing, 71. Act of sneezing i sternutation.

SnTck'er, v. n. To laugh slyly , to giggle.

Sniff, v. n. To draw breath up the nose ; to snuff.

Sni'FT, v. 71. To snort ; to snuff. [R.\

Snig, 71. A kind of eel. [Local ]

Sni'g'jGER, v. 77. To giggle ; to snicker.

SnTg'GLE, v. 71. To fish for eels. — tj. a. To snare.

Snip, v. a. To cut at once with scissors ; to clip.

Snip, ti. A chip ; a shred ; a share ; a snack.

Snipe, ti. A small fen-fowl with a long bill.

fSmp'PET, 71. A small part ; a share ; a snip.

Snip'snXp, 71. A tart dialogue, with quick replies.

SnIv'el (sniv'vl), 71. Mucus of the nose ; snot.

Sniv'el (sniv'vl), V. 71. To run at the nose: — to
cry childishly ; to complain.

Sniv'el LER (sniv'vl-er), 7t. A weak lamenter.

SNiv'EL-LlNG (sniv'vl-iiig), a. Whining ; pitiful.

Snob, n. One who during a strike continues to
work : — a journeyman shoemaker. [Eng.]

Snod, a. Trimmed ; smooth:— sly. [Local.]

STiddz^,vn. To slumber. —71. A slumber.

Snore, v. n. To breathe hard and audibly through
the nose, as in sleep.

Snore, n. A noise through the nose in sleep.

Snor'ing, 71. Loud breathing in sleep.

Snort, v. n. To blow hard through the nose.

Snort, v. a. To turn up in anger or dension.

Snot, 77. The secretion or mucus of the nose.

Snot'ter, v. 77. To snivel ; to sob or cry. [Local.\

Snot'ty, a. Full of snot ; dirty ; mean.

SnoOt, 71. The nose of a beast ; the nozle.

Snout, v. a. To furnish with a nozle or point.

SnoOt'y, a. Resembling a least's snout.

Snow (sno), 77. Vapor frozen -n flakes : — a vessel

Snow (sno), v. n. To fall in snow or flakes.

Snow' ball, 71. A round lump of snow : — a shrub.

Snow'ber-RY, 71. A small garden shrub.

Snow'-bIrd. 71. A bird seen in winter.

SNOw'-BLTND,a. Blind from exposure to the snow.

Snow'-drift, 71. A drift or heap of snow.

Snow'drop, 71. A plant and very early flower

SNOW'-PLoOGH(-plbii), 71. A machine forclearing
away the snow before a locomotive on a railroad.

Sn5w'-shoe, 71. A shoe, or light, broad machine,
or racket, used for travelling on deep snow.

Snow'-whTte, a. White as snow.

Snow'y, a. Full of snow ; white like snow.

SnHb, 77. A snag ; a knot in wood : — a check.
SnTib, v. a. To chock ; to reprimand ; to nip.
SNriB'-N5§ED (snub'nozd), a. Having a flat nose.
SNDDfjJE, 71. 77. To lie idle, close, or snug; to snug.
SnTiff, n. The burnt wick of a candle: — pow-
dered tobacco drawn up by the nose.
SnOff, 71. a. To inhale ; to smell:- to crop the
snuff, as of a candle.

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BnOff, v. 71. To snort ; to draw breath by the

nose ; to sniff in contempt.
Sni5ff'b6x, n. A box in which snuff is carried.
Snuff'er, n. One who snuffs.
Snuff'er§, n. pi. A utensil to snuff candles.
SnDf'fle, v. n. To speak through the nose.
SniJf'fler, n. One who speaks through the nose.

Snuf'fle^, n. pi. Obstruction in the nose.

SniJff'tak-er, n. One who takes snuff.

Snuff'y, a. Soiled with snuff: — sulky.

SnDg, v. n. To lie close ; to snuggle.

Snijg, a. Close; concealed; convenient; neat.

Snijg'gle, v. n. To lie close ; to lie snug or warm,

Snug'lv, ad. In a snug manner ; closely.

Snug'ness, n, Retiredness ; closeness.

So, ad. In like manner ; thus ; therefore ; the
same ; in the same manner or degree.

Soak (sok), «. a. Tosteep. — v.n. Tobesteeped,

Soak'er, n. One who soaks : — a great drinker.

Soap (sop), n. A substance compounded of oil and
alkali, used in washing and shaving.

SoAP'BojL-ER, n. One who makes soap.

SOAP'STONE, n. A magnesian stone ; steatite.

S6ap'sDd§, n. Water impregnated with soap.

SoAP'woRT (-wUrt), 71. A genus of plants.

SoAP'y, a. Resembling soap ; soft.

Soar, v. n. To fly aloft ; to tower ; to mount.

Soar (s6r), n. A towering flight ; ascent.

SoAR'lNG, n. The act of mounting aloft.

Sob, v. n. To sigh with sorrow and convulsion.

S5b, n, A convulsive sigh ; audible grief.

Sober, a. Temperate ; regular ; moderate ; abste-
mious : — cool ; calm ; serious.

So'BER, V. a. To make sober ; to calm.

So'ber-ly, ad. Temperately ; calmly ; seriously.

So'ber-mInd'ed, a. Calm; regular; temperate,

So'BER Nitss, n. Temperance ; calmness.

Sp-BRi'E TY, n. Quality of being sober; temper-
ance ; soberness ; abstinence.

SoBRiQUET(s6h'rB ka.'),n. [Fr.J A nickname.

Soc, n. (Law.) A jurisdiction ; a circuit: — a
privilege of tenants: — written also soke.

S6c'A(;!E, jj. (Law.) An ancient tenure of lands
by service : — written also succage.

Soc'A-qrER, 7(. A tenant by socage.

So-ci A BiL'i-TY (so-she-^i-btl'e-te), n. State of
being sociable , sociableness.

S6'ci-A-BLE (so'she? bi) [so'she-?-bl, JV. P. F.
Ja. Sin.; so'she-bl, S. J.], a. Familiar; inclined
to company ; affable ; conversable ; social.

So'ci-A BLE (so'she-j-bl), n. A kind of phaeton.

So'ci-A BLE nEss (so'she-a-bl-nes), n. State of
being sociable ; inclination to company.

So'ci A-Bi.,^ (s5'she-a ble), ad. Conversably.

So'ciAL (so'shal), a. Relating to society, to man-
kind, or 10 the public interest : — companionable ;
sociable ; convivial.

Syn. — Social duties ; companionable or sociable
disposition ; convivial pleasures.

S6'ciAL.-i§M, n. A social state in which there is
a community of property among all the individu-
als composing it , communism.

So'ciAL-TsT, n. An advocate for socialism, or a
jiommumty of property.

So-ci Xl^i-ty (so-she-al'e-te), n. Socialness.

So'ciAL-lizE, V. a. To render social.

So'ciAL-LY (s5'sh5il-le), ad. In a social way.

So'ciAL-NESS (so'shai-nes), n. The being social.

Sp-ci'E-TY, n. Union of a number in one interest ;
a community ; a company ; partnership ; an asso-
ciation for the promotion of some object, scien-
tific, literary, religious, political, or benevolent.

Syn. — A literary or benevolent society,- the
general community ; a commercial company : part-
nership in trade.

Sp-ciN'l-AN, n. A follower of Socinua, who de-
nied tlie divinity and preexistence of Christ.

Sp-ciN'l-AN, a. Of or belonging to Sociniamsm.

Sp-c'iN'i-AN-i§M, n. The doctrines of Socinus.

So-ci-OL'p-^Y (so-she-ol'p-je), n. The science of,
or a treatise on, society ; political science. [Modern.']

Sock, n. A short stocking; a covering for tha
foot : — the shoe of the ancient comic actors.

SocK'ET, n. A hollow ; the receptacle of the eye.

Soc'LE [sok'kl, S. Sm. C. ; so'kl, TV. K. Wb.], n.
A square member or piece of masonry ; a pedestal :
— a foot-stand : — written also sokle and locle.

Soc'MAN, n. A sort of tenant ; a socager.

Sp-CRAT'lc, ) a. Relating to Socrates or to his

Sp-crXt'i-cal, \ manner of teaching.

Sod, 71. A turf; a clod. — a. Madeofturf.

Sod, v. a. To cover with sods or turf.

Sod, i. From Seethe. Seethed.

So'DA, 77. A fixed, mineral alkali.

So'da-Wa'ter, n. Water impregnated with car
bonate of soda.

Sp-dXl'i-ty, n. A fellowship ; a fraternity.

Bod'den (sod'dn), p. From Seethe. Seethed.

Sod'dy, a. Turfy ; full of sods.

Sod'er [sSd'er, S. fV. J. E. F. Ja. R. Wb. ; so'-
der, P. ; saw'der, K. Sm.], v. a. To unite with
cement ; to cement ; to solder. See Solder.

Sod'er, n. Metallic cement. See Solder.

So'Di-iJM, 77. (Chem.) The metallic base of soda,

Sod'om-Tte, 77. One guilty of sodomy.

SoD'p-MY, 77. An unnatural crime.

Sp-isv'ER, ad. A word usually joined with a pro-
noun or adverb, as whosoever, howsoever.

So'fa, 77. A long, soft, easy seat, with a back.

SoF'FlT, 77. (Arch.) Part of a cornice.

*S6Ff (soft or sawft, 21) [soft, W. P. J. E. F. Ja.
Sm. ; sawft, S. K. JVares], a. Not hard ; yield-
ing ; tender ; easy ; mild or low ; gentle .- — weak ,

*SdFT, mterj. Hold ; stop ; not so fast. [simple

*S6ft'en (sof'fn), V. a. To make soft ; to mollify.

*Soft'en (sof'fn), V. 77. To grow soft or less hard.

*S6ft'EN-er, n. He or that which softens.

*S6ft'-heart-ed, a. Kind-hearted; gentle.

*S5ft'ling, 71. An effeminate person.

*S6ft' I.V, ad. Without hardness or noise : gently.

*S6ft'ness, 77. Quality of being soft ; mildness.

SoG'fiY, a. Moist ; damp ; steaming with damp.

So Ho', inter]. A form of calling from a distance.

So/-£)/SyliVT(swa''),a. [Fr.j Self-called;
pretended; would-be.

SolL, V. a. To foul ; to dirty ; to pollute ; to sully :

— to feed with green fodder, as cattle.

Soil, 77. Dirt; ground; earth: — dung; compost.

SoiL'iNG, 77. Act of one who soils : — act of feed-
ing cattle with green fodder.

Soiree (swa-ra'), 77. [Fr.J An evening party.

*S5'jOVRN [so'jyrn, S. W. J. F. .Ja. K. Sm. R. ;
so'jurnor so-jUrn', P.; so-jiirn', Kenrick, Enttck],
B. 77. To dwell awhile in a place ; to abide.

*S6'jOURN (so'jyrn), 77. A temporary residence.

*So'JOliRN-ER, 77. A temporary dweller.

*S6'jovrn-Tng (so'jurn-ing), 77. The act of one
who sojourns , a temporary residence ; sojourn.

So'JOVRN-MENT, 77. n temporary residence.

S6L,n. [h.] The sun. — [Fr.] A French copper
com ; a sou. See Sou.

Sol, [so], Ja.K. R. ; sol, Wb.],n. A note in music.

Sol'ACE, v. a. To comfort ; to console ; to cheer.

SoL'ACE, 77. Cjmfort in grief; consolation; alle-
viation ; recreation ; pleasure.

SoL'ACE-MENT, 77. Act of solacing ; solace.

Sp-LAN'DER, n. A disecase in horses.

So'LAN-GPosE, ) 77. An aquatic fowl ; the

So'LAND-GoosE, ] gannet.

So-La'no, n. [Sp.] A hot wind which blows in
the Mediterranean on the south-east coast of Spain.

So-La' NUM,n. [L.] (Bot.) A genus of plants.

— SQ-la'num tii-ber-o' sum, the potato.
So'lar, a. Relating to the sun ; as, a so/ar eclipse,

ihe solar system : — measured by the sun ; as, the

solar year.
Sold, "7. & p. From Sell.

Sol'dan, 77. Emperor of Turkey. See Sultan.
*S6l'der (soi'derursa'der) [sol'der, fV. P. J. R. ;

sSi'der, K. Sm. C.; sod'er, S. ; sol'der or sa'der,

Ja. ; sol'der, if.], v. a. '1 o unite or fasten with

metallic cement ; to soder.

,\,b,\J,\,long; X,£,t, o,Xl,'i, short; ^,%,\,<),\), \, obscure. — fAre, fXr, Fast, SlLL; IlfilR, rii3B;




*S5i.'der, n. A metallic cement. See Sober.

Sol'dier (sol'jer), n. A fi-rhting man ; a warrior.

Sol'dier-like (sol'jer-llk), a. Martial ; soldierly.

Sol'dier-ly (sol'jer-ie), a. Martial ; warlike.

Sol'dier-shIp, n. Martial qualities or skill.

Sol'dier-y (sol'jer-e), n. A body of soldiers.

Sole, 7^ The bottom of the foot or shoe : — a fish.

Sole, v. a. To furnish with soles.

Sole, a. Single ; only ; alone ; solitary. — (Law.)
Not married.

SoL'E-cisM, n. (Rhet.) Impropriety in language.
— Solecism is an otTence against the rules of gram-
mar or syntax, by using words in a wrong con-
struction. — Barbarism is an offence against the
purity of style or language, by the use of uncouth
or improper terms.

Sol'e-ci'st, n. One who uses solecism.

SoL-E-cis'Tic, a. Partaking of solecism.

Sole'ly, ad. Singly ; only ; separately.

Sol'emn (sol'em), a. Anniversary : — religiously
grave ; awful ; formal ; ritual ; serious.

SoL'EM-NESS, n. The quality of being solemn.

Sq-lEm'ni-tv, 11. An annual or religious ceremo-
ny ; a rite:— -seriousness ; gravity.

Sol-em-nj-za'tiqn, 71. The act of solemnizing.

Sol'em-nIze, v. a. To celebrate in due form ; to
perform religiously : — to make solemn or serious.

S6l'ejix-ly, ad. In a solemn manner.

Sol-fa' [soi-fa', Ja. K. Sm. R. ; sol-fa', fVb.],v. n.
To pronounce the musical notes.

Sql-fep' 01-6 (sol-fed'je-6), n. [It.] The sys-
tem of arranging the scale by the name ut, re, mi,
fa, sol, la, by which music is taught.

Sq-lT9'it, v. a. To importune ; to entreat ; to ask ;
to request ; to implore ; to beg ; to beseech.

Sp-Ll^-l-TA'TlpN, 77. Importunity ; invitation.
Syii. — The solicitation or invitation of a friend ;
importunitij of a beggar.

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