Wiktionary:Webster 1913

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acronyc, acronychal[edit]

[Gr. at nightfall; + night.] (Astron.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to cosmical. The word is sometimes incorrectly written acronical, achronychal, acronichal, and acronical.

berbe[edit]

  • Compare Berber, Barb a Barbary horse.
  • Zoology: An African genet (Genetta pardina). See genet.

bere[edit]

  • Compare Old Icelandic berja, to strike.
  • Obsolete. Transitive verb: To pierce. Chaucer.

bergmote[edit]

bertram[edit]

  • Corrupted from Latin pyrethrum, Greek, a hot spicy plant, from a word for fire.
  • Botany: Pellitory of Spain (Anacyclus pyrethrum).

cœlum[edit]

[NL., fr. Gr. a hollow, neut. of hollow.] (anatomy) See body cavity.

Grallæ

n. pl.

Etymology[edit]

NL., fr. L. <ets>grallae</ets> stilts, for <ets>gradulae</ets>, fr. <ets>gradus.</ets> See <er>Grade.</er> <fld>(Zoöl.): An order of birds which formerly included all the waders. By later writers it is usually restricted to the sandpipers, plovers, and allied forms; -- called also <altname>Grallatores.</altname>

Grallatores

n. pl.

Etymology[edit]

NL. from L. <ets>grallator</ets> one who runs on stilts. <fld>(Zoöl.): See <er>Grallæ</er>.</def> <mhw>Grallatorial, Grallatory

<mhw> a. <fld>(Zoöl.): Of or pertaining to the Grallatores, or waders.

Gram

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pg. <ets>gr?o</ets> grain. See <er>Grain.</er> <fld>(Bot.): The East Indian name of the chick-pea (<spn>Cicer arietinum</spn>) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.

<mhw>Gram, Gramme

</mhw>, n.

Etymology[edit]

F. <ets>gramme</ets>, from Gr. ? that which is written, a letter, a small weight, fr. ? to write. See <er>Graphic.</er>

  • The unit of weight in the metric system. It was intended to be exactly, and is very nearly, equivalent to the weight in a vacuum of one cubic centimeter of pure water at its maximum density. It is equal to 15.432 grains. See Grain, n., 4.

<cs><col>Gram degree</col>, ∨ <col>Gramme degree</col></mcol> <fld>(Physics)</fld>, <cd>a unit of heat, being the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water one degree centigrade.</cd>

  • Gram equivalent</col> <fld>(Electrolysis)</fld>, <cd>that quantity of the metal which will replace one gram of hydrogen.</cd>

half-deck[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Zoölogy): A shell of the genus Crepidula; a boat shell. See boat shell
  2. See Half deck, under deck

half-port[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Nautical): One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.

half-read[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. Informed by insufficient reading; superficial; shallow. - Dryden

half-tounue[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Old Law): A jury, for the trial of a fore foreigner, composed equally of citizens and aliens.

halfway[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Derived expressions[edit]

  • Halfway covenant, a practice among the Congregational churches of New England, between 1657 and 1662, of permitting baptized persons of moral life and orthodox faith to enjoy all the privileges of church membership, save the partaking of the Lord's Supper. They were also allowed to present their children for baptism

haliographer[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. One who writes about or describes the sea.

haliotis[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Greek sea + ear.]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Zoölogy): A genus of marine shells; the ear-shells. See abalone

halisauria[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Greek, sea +

Plural noun[edit]

  1. (Paleontology): The Enaliosauria.

hamel[edit]

Transitive verb: (Obsolete) Same as hamele.

noie[edit]

(Obsolete) Transitive verb: To annoy. See noy.

nome, nomen[edit]

(Obsolete) Past participle of nim. (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)

leed, leede[edit]

Leed, Leede (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A caldron; a copper kettle. [Obs.] A furnace of a leed." Chaucer.

leef[edit]

Leef (?), a. & adv. See Lief. [Obs.] Chaucer.

leeme[edit]

Leeme (?), v. & n. See Leme. [Obs.] Chaucer.

leep[edit]

Leep (?), obs. strong imp. of Leap. leaped.

lees[edit]

Lees (?), n. A leash. [Obs.] Chaucer.

leese[edit]

Leese, v. t. [Cf. f. léser, L.laesus, p. p. of laedere.] To hurt. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

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