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|Abject||Cast down; low-lying.|
|Abject||Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded;
servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
|Abject||To cast off or down; hence, to abase; to degrade; to lower;
|Abject||A person in the lowest and most despicable condition; a
|Ballistic||Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of
hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine.
|Ballistic||Pertaining to projection, or to a projectile.|
|Blinker||One who, or that which, blinks.|
|Blinker||A blinder for horses; a flap of leather on a horse’s
bridle to prevent him from seeing objects as his side hence, whatever
obstructs sight or discernment.
|Blinker||A kind of goggles, used to protect the eyes form glare,
|Ebb||The European bunting.|
|Ebb||The reflux or flowing back of the tide; the return of the
tidal wave toward the sea; — opposed to flood; as, the boats will go
out on the ebb.
|Ebb||The state or time of passing away; a falling from a better to
a worse state; low state or condition; decline; decay.
|Ebb||To flow back; to return, as the water of a tide toward the
ocean; — opposed to flow.
|Ebb||To return or fall back from a better to a worse state; to
decline; to decay; to recede.
|Ebb||To cause to flow back.|
|Ebb||Receding; going out; falling; shallow; low.|
|Exonerate||To unload; to disburden; to discharge.|
|Exonerate||To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge,
obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something that
lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to
exonerate one’s self from blame, or from the charge of avarice.
|Exonerate||To discharge from duty or obligation, as a ball.|
|Grit||Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.|
|Grit||The coarse part of meal.|
|Grit||Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in
high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.
|Grit||A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone
grit; — called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied
to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
|Grit||Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good
|Grit||Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage;
|Grit||To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to
grate; to grind.
|Grit||To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit
|Innuendo||An oblique hint; a remote allusion or reference, usually
derogatory to a person or thing not named; an insinuation.
|Innuendo||An averment employed in pleading, to point the
application of matter otherwise unintelligible; an interpretative
parenthesis thrown into quoted matter to explain an obscure word or
words; — as, the plaintiff avers that the defendant said that he
(innuendo the plaintiff) was a thief.
|Leverage||The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the
|Merger||One who, or that which, merges.|
|Merger||An absorption of one estate, or one contract, in another,
or of a minor offense in a greater.
|Outrage||To rage in excess of.|
|Outrage||Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or
things; a gross violation of right or decency; excessive abuse; wanton
mischief; gross injury.
|Outrage||To commit outrage upon; to subject to outrage; to treat
with violence or excessive abuse.
|Outrage||Specifically, to violate; to commit an indecent assault
upon (a female).
|Outrage||To be guilty of an outrage; to act outrageously.|
|Pasture||Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the
food of cattle taken by grazing.
|Pasture||Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.|
|Pasture||To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass
as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture
|Pasture||To feed on growing grass; to graze.|
|Secede||To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association;
to separate one’s self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire;
especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body.
|Sedation||The act of calming, or the state of being calm.|
|Swab||To clean with a mop or swab; to wipe when very wet, as after
washing; as, to swab the desk of a ship.
|Swab||A kind of mop for cleaning floors, the desks of vessels,
etc., esp. one made of rope-yarns or threads.
|Swab||A bit of sponge, cloth, or the like, fastened to a handle,
for cleansing the mouth of a sick person, applying medicaments to
deep-seated parts, etc.
|Swab||A cod, or pod, as of beans or pease.|
|Swab||A sponge, or other suitable substance, attached to a long rod
or handle, for cleaning the bore of a firearm.
|Tranquil||Quiet; calm; undisturbed; peaceful; not agitated; as, the
atmosphere is tranquil; the condition of the country is tranquil.
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