A dictionary of the English language

Oliver & Boyd, Tweeddale Court., 1844 - 564 páginas

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Página 383 - Span, the space from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger extended.
Página 40 - Back, n. (S. bac) the hinder part of the body in man, and the upper part in beasts; the hinder part of any thing; the rear.— ad.
Página 131 - A book made by order of William the Conqueror, in which the estates of the kingdom were registered.
Página 119 - Di"git, a, three quarters of an inch ; the twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon ; any number under ten.
Página 76 - A curve line continued till it ends where it began, having all pans equally distant from a common centre ; the space included in a circular line ; a round body, an orb ; compass...
Página 206 - ... to make). To make or prove the same ; to combine or unite in such a manner as to produce one interest, purpose, or intention. Identity, i-denty-te (Latin, idem, the same). Sameness ; the being almost the same ; the being exactly the same.
Página 54 - ... set up as a mark to show the sailors how to steer; a bar laid across a harbour to keep out the enemy.
Página 261 - The body of soldiers in a state enrolled for discipline, but not engaged in actual service except in emergencies; as distinguished from regular troops, whose sole occupation is war or military service.
Página 72 - To make a noise like birds, or with the teeth ; to talk idly, vn Chat
Página 86 - Composite order in architecture is the last of the five orders, so named because its capital is composed out of those of the other orders ; it is also called the Roman und Italick order.

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