12 letter words whose second letter is A

Babingtonite (n.) A mineral occurring in triclinic crystals approaching pyroxene in angle, and of a greenish black color. It is a silicate of iron, manganese, and lime.

Baby farming () The business of keeping a baby farm.

Bacchanalian (a.) Of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness.

Bacchanalian (n.) A bacchanal; a drunken reveler.

Bachelorhood (n.) The state or condition of being a bachelor; bachelorship.

Bachelorship (n.) The state of being a bachelor.

Backwardness (n.) The state of being backward.

Backwoodsmen (pl. ) of Backwoodsman

Backwoodsman (n.) A man living in the forest in or beyond the new settlements, especially on the western frontiers of the older portions of the United States.

Bactericidal (a.) Destructive of bacteria.

Bacteriology (n.) The science relating to bacteria.

Baker-legged (a.) Having legs that bend inward at the knees.

Balaniferous (a.) Bearing or producing acorns.

Balloon fish () A fish of the genus Diodon or the genus Tetraodon, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus. See Globefish, and Bur fish.

Balneography (n.) A description of baths.

Bandy-legged (a.) Having crooked legs.

Bankruptcies (pl. ) of Bankruptcy

Bank swallow () See under 1st Bank, n.

Baptisteries (pl. ) of Baptistry

Barbellulate (a.) Barbellate with diminutive hairs or barbs.

Barbermonger (n.) A fop.

Bargemastter (n.) The proprietor or manager of a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.

Barometrical (a.) Pertaining to the barometer; made or indicated by a barometer; as, barometric changes; barometrical observations.

Baroscopical (a.) Pertaining to, or determined by, the baroscope.

Basal-nerved (a.) Having the nerves radiating from the base; -- said of leaves.

Bashi-bazouk (n.) A soldier belonging to the irregular troops of the Turkish army.

Basidiospore (n.) A spore borne by a basidium.

Basisphenoid (a.) Alt. of Basisphenoidal

Basisphenoid (n.) The basisphenoid bone.

Basset hound () A small kind of hound with a long body and short legs, used as an earth dog.

Bastardizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bastardize

Bastinadoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bastinado

Bat printing () A mode of printing on glazed ware.

Battlemented (a.) Having battlements.

Cabalistical (a.) Of or pertaining to the cabala; containing or conveying an occult meaning; mystic.

Cabinetmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make cabinets or other choice articles of household furniture, as tables, bedsteads, bureaus, etc.

Cachinnation (n.) Loud or immoderate laughter; -- often a symptom of hysterical or maniacal affections.

Cachinnatory (a.) Consisting of, or accompanied by, immoderate laughter.

Cacochymical (a.) Having the fluids of the body vitiated, especially the blood.

Cacophonical (a.) Alt. of Cacophonious

Cacophonious (a.) Harsh-sounding.

Calamiferous (a.) Producing reeds; reedy.

Calamistrate (v. i.) To curl or friz, as the hair.

Calcitration (n.) Act of kicking.

Calcographer (n.) One who practices calcography.

Calcographic (a.) Alt. of Calcographical

Caliginosity (n.) Darkness.

Calistheneum (n.) A gymnasium; esp. one for light physical exercise by women and children.

Calisthenics (n.) The science, art, or practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs, to promote strength and gracefulness; light gymnastics.

Calligrapher (n.) One skilled in calligraphy; a good penman.

Calligraphic (a.) Alt. of Calligraphical

Callisection (n.) Painless vivisection; -- opposed to sentisection.

Callisthenic (n.) Alt. of Callisthenics

Calorescence (n.) The conversion of obscure radiant heat into light; the transmutation of rays of heat into others of higher refrangibility.

Calorimetric (a.) Of or pertaining to the process of using the calorimeter.

Calumniating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calumniate

Calumniation (n.) False accusation of crime or offense, or a malicious and false representation of the words or actions of another, with a view to injure his good name.

Calumniatory (a.) Containing calumny; slanderous.

Calycifloral (a.) Alt. of callyciflorous

Calyptriform (a.) Having the form a calyptra, or extinguisher.

Camarasaurus (n.) A genus of gigantic American Jurassic dinosaurs, having large cavities in the bodies of the dorsal vertebrae.

Camberkeeled (a.) Having the keel arched upwards, but not actually hogged; -- said of a ship.

Camel-backed (a.) Having a back like a camel; humpbacked.

Cameralistic (a.) Of or pertaining to finance and public revenue.

Canaliculate (a.) Alt. of Canaliculated

Canalization (n.) Construction of, or furnishing with, a canal or canals.

Cancellarean (a.) Cancellarean.

Cancellation (n.) The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cansellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.

Cancellation (n.) The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.

Candelabrums (pl. ) of Candelabrum

Candleholder (n.) One who, or that which, holds a candle; also, one who assists another, but is otherwise not of importance.

Candlewaster (n.) One who consumes candles by being up late for study or dissipation.

Canker bloom () The bloom or blossom of the wild rose or dog-rose.

Canonization (n.) The final process or decree (following beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation.

Canonization (n.) The state of being canonized or sainted.

Canorousness (n.) The quality of being musical.

Cantabrigian (n.) A native or resident of Cambridge; esp. a student or graduate of the university of Cambridge, England.

Cantankerous (a.) Perverse; contentious; ugly; malicious.

Canthoplasty (n.) The operation of forming a new canthus, when one has been destroyed by injury or disease.

Cantillation (n.) A chanting; recitation or reading with musical modulations.

Canton crape () A soft, white or colored silk fabric, of a gauzy texture and wavy appearance, used for ladies' scarfs, shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc.; -- called also Oriental crape.

Caoutchoucin (n.) See Caoutchin.

Capabilities (pl. ) of Capability

Capacitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capacitate

Caparisoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caparison

Capercailzie (n.) Alt. of Capercally

Capillaceous (a.) Having long filaments; resembling a hair; slender. See Capillary.

Capitalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capitalize

Capitularies (pl. ) of Capitulary

Capitulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capitulate

Capitulation (n.) A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.

Capitulation (n.) The act of capitulating or surrendering to an emeny upon stipulated terms.

Capitulation (n.) The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.

Captiousness (n.) Captious disposition or manner.

Carbohydrate (n.) One of a group of compounds including the sugars, starches, and gums, which contain six (or some multiple of six) carbon atoms, united with a variable number of hydrogen and oxygen atoms, but with the two latter always in proportion as to form water; as dextrose, C6H12O6.

Carbohydride (n.) A hydrocarbon.

Carbonaceous (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or composed of, carbon.

Carbonadoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carbonade

Carbonometer (n.) An instrument for detecting and measuring the amount of carbon which is present, or more esp. the amount of carbon dioxide, by its action on limewater or by other means.

Carburetting () of Carburet

Cardinalship (n.) The condition, dignity, of office of a cardinal

Carelessness (n.) The quality or state of being careless; heedlessness; negligenece; inattention.

Caricaturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caricature

Caricaturist (n.) One who caricatures.

Carlovingian (a.) Pertaining to, founded by, of descended from, Charlemagne; as, the Carlovingian race of kings.

Carpentering (n.) The occupation or work of a carpenter; the act of working in timber; carpentry.

Carpetbagger (n.) An adventurer; -- a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking private gain or political advancement in the southern part of the United States after the Civil War (1865).

Carpetmonger (n.) One who deals in carpets; a buyer and seller of carpets.

Carpetmonger (n.) One fond of pleasure; a gallant.

Carpological (a.) Of or pertaining to carpology.

Carpophagous (a.) Living on fruits; fruit-consuming.

Carriageable (a.) Passable by carriages; that can be conveyed in carriages.

Cartesianism (n.) The philosophy of Descartes.

Carthaginian (a.) Of a pertaining to ancient Carthage, a city of northern Africa.

Carthaginian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Carthage.

Cartographer (n.) One who makes charts or maps.

Cartographic (a.) Alt. of Cartographical

Carunculated (a.) Having a caruncle or caruncles; caruncular.

Caryophyllin (n.) A tasteless and odorless crystal

Casehardened (a.) Having the surface hardened, as iron tools.

Casehardened (a.) Hardened against, or insusceptible to, good influences; rendered callous by persistence in wrongdoing or resistance of good influences; -- said of persons.

Castellanies (pl. ) of Castellany

Castellation (n.) The act of making into a castle.

Castile soap () A kind of fine, hard, white or mottled soap, made with olive oil and soda; also, a soap made in imitation of the above-described soap.

Castle-guard (n.) The guard or defense of a castle.

Castle-guard (n.) A tax or imposition an a dwelling within a certain distance of a castle, for the purpose of maintaining watch and ward in it; castle-ward.

Castle-guard (n.) A feudal tenure, obliging the tenant to perform service within the realm, without limitation of time.

Catachrestic (a.) Alt. of Catachrestical

Cataclysmist (n.) One who believes that the most important geological phenomena have been produced by cataclysms.

Catadioptric (a.) Alt. of Catadioptrical

Catallactics (n.) The science of exchanges, a branch of political economy.

Catapetalous (a.) Having the petals held together by stamens, which grow to their bases, as in the mallow.

Cataphracted (a.) Covered with a cataphract, or armor of plates, scales, etc.; or with that which corresponds to this, as horny or bony plates, hard, callous skin, etc.

Cataphractic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cataphract.

Cataphysical (a.) Unnatural; contrary to nature.

Catastrophic (a.) Of a pertaining to a catastrophe.

Catch-meadow (n.) A meadow irrigated by water from a spring or rivulet on the side of hill.

Catechetical (a.) Relating to or consisting in, asking questions and receiving answers, according to the ancient manner of teaching.

Catelectrode (n.) The negative electrode or pole of a voltaic battery.

Cater-cousin (n.) A remote relation. See Quater-cousin.

Caterwauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caterwaul

Caterwauling (n.) The cry of cats; a harsh, disagreeable noise or cry like the cry of cats.

Catheterized (imp. & p. p.) of Catheterize

Cathetometer (n.) An instrument for the accurate measurement of small differences of height; esp. of the differences in the height of the upper surfaces of two columns of mercury or other fluid, or of the same column at different times. It consists of a telescopic leveling apparatus (d), which slides up or down a perpendicular metallic standard very finely graduated (bb). The telescope is raised or depressed in order to sight the objects or surfaces, and the differences in vertical height are

Catholicness (n.) The quality of being catholic; universality; catholicity.

Catilinarian (a.) Pertaining to Cati

Caulocarpous (a.) Having stems which bear flowers and fruit year after year, as most trees and shrubs.

Causationist (n.) One who believes in the law of universal causation.

Cautiousness (n.) The quality of being cautious.

Cavalierness (n.) A disdainful manner.

Cavo-relievo (n.) Cavo-rilievo.

Cavo-rilievo (n.) Hollow relief; sculpture in relief within a sinking made for the purpose, so no part of it projects beyond the plain surface around.

Dactyliology (n.) That branch of archaeology which has to do with gem engraving.

Dactyliology (n.) That branch of archaeology which has to do with finger rings.

Dactylomancy (n.) Dactyliomancy.

Dactylotheca (n.) The scaly covering of the toes, as in birds.

Dactylozooid (n.) A kind of zooid of Siphonophora which has an elongated or even vermiform body, with one tentacle, but no mouth. See Siphonophora.

Dakota group () A subdivision at the base of the cretaceous formation in Western North America; -- so named from the region where the strata were first studied.

Damnableness (n.) The state or quality of deserving damnation; execrableness.

Darlingtonia (n.) A genus of California pitcher plants consisting of a single species. The long tubular leaves are hooded at the top, and frequently contain many insects drowned in the secretion of the leaves.

Darwinianism (n.) Darwinism.

Dastardizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dastardize

Eagle-winged (a.) Having the wings of an eagle; swift, or soaring high, like an eagle.

Earles penny () Earnest money. Same as Arles penny.

Earl marshal () An officer of state in England who marshals and orders all great ceremonials, takes cognizance of matters relating to honor, arms, and pedigree, and directs the proclamation of peace and war. The court of chivalry was formerly under his jurisdiction, and he is still the head of the herald's office or college of arms.

Earth-tongue (n.) A fungus of the genus Geoglossum.

East-insular (a.) Relating to the Eastern Islands; East Indian.

Eavesdropper (n.) One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener.

Fabricatress (n.) A woman who fabricates.

Facilitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Facilitate

Facilitation (n.) The act of facilitating or making easy.

Fainthearted (a.) Wanting in courage; depressed by fear; easily discouraged or frightened; cowardly; timorous; dejected.

Fair-natured (a.) Well-disposed.

Faair-spoken (a.) Using fair speech, or uttered with fairness; bland; civil; courteous; plausible.

Fair-weather (a.) Made or done in pleasant weather, or in circumstances involving but little exposure or sacrifice; as, a fair-weather voyage.

Fair-weather (a.) Appearing only when times or circumstances are prosperous; as, a fair-weather friend.

Falcongentil (n.) The female or young of the goshawk (Astur palumbarius).

Falsificator (n.) A falsifier.

Familiarized (imp. & p. p.) of Familiarize

Familiarness (n.) Familiarity.

Familistical (a.) Pertaining to Familists.

Fanaticizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fanaticize

Fantasticism (n.) The quality of being fantastical; fancifulness; whimsicality.

Faradization (n.) The treatment with faradic or induced currents of electricity for remedial purposes.

Farmsteading (n.) A farmstead.

Farstretched (a.) Streatched beyond ordinary limits.

Fascicularly (adv.) In a fascicled manner.

Fasciculated (a.) Grouped in a fascicle; fascicled.

Fastidiosity (n.) Fastidiousness; squeamishness.

Fata Morgana () A kind of mirage by which distant objects appear inverted, distorted, displaced, or multiplied. It is noticed particularly at the Straits of Messina, between Calabria and Sicily.


Fat-kidneyed (a.) Gross; lubberly.

Fault-finder (n.) One who makes a practice of discovering others' faults and censuring them; a scold.

Fausse-braye (n.) A second raampart, exterior to, and parallel to, the main rampart, and considerably below its level.

Fawn-colored (a.) Of the color of a fawn; light yellowish brown.

Gaber-lunzie (n.) A beggar with a wallet; a licensed beggar.

Gaff-topsail (n.) A small triangular sail having its foot extended upon the gaff and its luff upon the topmast.

gainstanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gainstand

Gairish/ness (n.) Same as Garish, Garishly, Garishness.

Galactometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quality of milk (i.e., its richness in cream) by determining its specific gravity; a lactometer.

Galapee tree () The West Indian Sciadophyllum Brownei, a tree with very large digitate leaves.

Galliardness (n.) Gayety.

Galligaskins (n. pl.) Loose hose or breeches; leather leg quards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.

Gallinaceous (a.) Resembling the domestic fowls and pheasants; of or pertaining to the Gallinae.

Gallygaskins (n. pl.) See Galligaskins.

Galvanograph (n.) A copperplate produced by the method of galvanography; also, a picture printed from such a plate.

Galvanometer (n.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle.

Galvanometry (n.) The art or process of measuring the force of electric currents.

Galvanoscope (n.) An instrument or apparatus for detecting the presence of electrical currents, especially such as are of feeble intensity.

Galvanoscopy (n.) The use of galvanism in physiological experiments.

Galvanotonus (n.) Same as Electrotonus.

Gamomorphism (n.) That stage of growth or development in an organism, in which the reproductive elements are generated and matured in preparation for propagating the species.

Gamopetalous (a.) Having the petals united or joined so as to form a tube or cup; monopetalous.

Gamophyllous (a.) Composed of leaves united by their edges (coalescent).

Gamosepalous (a.) Formed of united sepals; monosepalous.

Garnisheeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garnishee

Gasification (n.) The act or process of converting into gas.

Gasometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the measurement of gases; as, gasometric analysis.

Gastronomist (n.) A gastromomer.

Gastropodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Gastropoda.

Gastroscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to gastroscopy.

Gastrotricha (n. pl.) A group of small wormlike animals, having cilia on the ventral side. The group is regarded as an ancestral or synthetic one, related to rotifers and annelids.

Gastrotrocha (n.) A form of annelid larva having cilia on the ventral side.

Gastrulation (n.) The process of invagination, in embryonic development, by which a gastrula is formed.

Haberdashery (n.) The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also (Fig.), trifles.

Habilimented (a.) Clothed. Taylor (1630).

Habilitation (n.) Equipment; qualification.

Habitability (n.) Habitableness.

Haemapoietic (a.) Bloodforming; as, the haemapoietic function of the spleen.

Haemastatics (n.) Same as Hemastatics.

Haematemesis (n.) Same as Hematemesis.

Haematoblast (n.) One of the very minute, disk-shaped bodies found in blood with the ordinary red corpuscles and white corpuscles; a third kind of blood corpuscle, supposed by some to be an early stage in the development of the red corpuscles; -- called also blood plaque, and blood plate.

Haematocryal (a.) Cold-blooded.

Haematogenic (a.) Relating to haematogenesis.

Haematometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Haematometer (n.) An instrument for determining the number of blood corpuscles in a given quantity of blood.

Haematoplast (n.) Same as Haematoblast.

Haematoscope (n.) A haemoscope.

Haematexylin (n.) The coloring principle of logwood. It is obtained as a yellow crystal

Haematoxylon (n.) A genus of leguminous plants containing but a single species, the H. Campechianum or logwood tree, native in Yucatan.

Haemoplastic (a.) Same as Haematoplastic.

Hagiographal () Pertaining to the hagiographa, or to sacred writings.

Hagiographer (n.) One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints.

Haidingerite (n.) A mineral consisting of the arseniate of lime; -- so named in honor of W. Haidinger, of Vienna.

Hairsplitter (n.) One who makes excessively nice or needless distinctions in reasoning; one who quibbles.

Half-blooded (a.) Proceeding from a male and female of different breeds or races; having only one parent of good stock; as, a half-blooded sheep.

Half-blooded (a.) Degenerate; mean.

Half-brother (n.) A brother by one parent, but not by both.

Half-clammed (a.) Half-filled.

Half-cracked (a.) Half-demented; half-witted.

Half-hatched (a.) Imperfectly hatched; as, half-hatched eggs.

Half-hearted (a.) Wanting in heart or spirit; ungenerous; unkind.

Half-hearted (a.) Lacking zeal or courage; lukewarm.

Half-learned (a.) Imperfectly learned.

Half-sighted (a.) Seeing imperfectly; having weak discernment.

Haliographer (n.) One who writes about or describes the sea.

Hallelujatic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, hallelujahs.

Hallucinator (n.) One whose judgment and acts are affected by hallucinations; one who errs on account of his hallucinations.

Halotrichite (n.) An iron alum occurring in silky fibrous aggregates of a yellowish white color.

Hammochrysos (n.) A stone with spangles of gold color in it.

Hamstringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hamstring

Handicapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handicap

Handkerchief (n.) A piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face or hands.

Handkerchief (n.) A piece of cloth shaped like a handkerchief to be worn about the neck; a neckerchief; a neckcloth.

Handsomeness (n.) The quality of being handsome.

Handyy-dandy (n.) A child's play, one child guessing in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent if wrong; hence, forfeit.

Harbingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harbinger

Hard-favored (a.) Hard-featured; ill-looking; as, Vulcan was hard-favored.

Hard-hearted (a.) Unsympathetic; inexorable; cruel; pitiless.

Hard-labored (a.) Wrought with severe labor; elaborate; studied.

Hard-mouthed (a.) Not sensible to the bit; not easily governed; as, a hard-mouthed horse.

Hard-visaged (a.) Of a harsh or stern countenance; hard-featured.

Hare-hearted (a.) Timorous; timid; easily frightened.

Harlequinade (n.) A play or part of play in which the harlequin is conspicuous; the part of a harlequin.

Harmonometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the harmonic relations of sounds. It is often a monochord furnished with movable bridges.

Harness cask () A tub lashed to a vessel's deck and containing salted provisions for daily use; -- called also harness tub.

Harping iron () A harpoon.

Harts clover () Melilot or sweet clover. See Melilot.

Harum-scarum (v. t.) Wild; giddy; flighty; rash; thoughtless.

Harvest-home (n.) The gathering and bringing home of the harvest; the time of harvest.

Harvest-home (n.) The song sung by reapers at the feast made at the close of the harvest; the feast itself.

Harvest-home (n.) A service of thanksgiving, at harvest time, in the Church of England and in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.

Harvest-home (n.) The opportunity of gathering treasure.

Hatti-sherif (n.) A irrevocable Turkish decree countersigned by the sultan.

Iatrochemist (n.) A physician who explained or treated diseases upon chemical principles; one who practiced iatrochemistry.

Jack-a-dandy (n.) A little dandy; a little, foppish, impertinent fellow.

Jacobinizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jacobinize

Jane-of-apes (n.) A silly, pert girl; -- corresponding to jackanapes.

Janus-headed (a.) Double-headed.

Kakistocracy (n.) Government by the worst men.

Kaleidophone () An instrument invented by Professor Wheatstone, consisting of a reflecting knob at the end of a vibrating rod or thin plate, for making visible, in the motion of a point of light reflected from the knob, the paths or curves corresponding with the musical notes produced by the vibrations.

Kaleidoscope (n.) An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of design.

Karyokinesis (n.) The indirect division of cells in which, prior to division of the cell protoplasm, complicated changes take place in the nucleus, attended with movement of the nuclear fibrils; -- opposed to karyostenosis. The nucleus becomes enlarged and convoluted, and finally the threads are separated into two groups which ultimately become disconnected and constitute the daughter nuclei. Called also mitosis. See Cell development, under Cell.

Karyokinetic (a.) Of or pertaining to karyokinesis; as, karyokinetic changes of cell division.

Kathetometer (n.) Same as Cathetometer.

Laboratories (pl. ) of Laboratory

Labor-saving (a.) Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; as, labor-saving machinery.

Labyrinthian (a.) Intricately winding; like a labyrinth; perplexed; labyrinthal.

Labyrinthici (n. pl.) An order of teleostean fishes, including the Anabas, or climbing perch, and other allied fishes.

Labyrinthine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a labyrinth; labyrinthal.

Lachrymation (n.) The act of shedding tears; weeping.

Lachrymatory (n.) A "tear-bottle;" a narrow-necked vessel found in sepulchers of the ancient Romans; -- so called from a former notion that the tears of the deceased person's friends were collected in it. Called also lachrymal or lacrymal.

Lachrymiform (a.) Having the form of a tear; tear-shaped.

Lactoprotein (n.) A peculiar albuminous body considered a normal constituent of milk.

Lady-killing (n.) The art or practice of captivating the hearts of women.

Ladylikeness (n.) The quality or state of being ladylike.

Lady's bower () A climbing plant with fragrant blossoms (Clematis vitalba).

Lady's laces () A slender climbing plant; dodder.

Lady's smock () A plant of the genus Cardamine (C. pratensis); cuckoo flower.

Lady's thumb () An annual weed (Polygonum Persicaria), having a lanceolate leaf with a dark spot in the middle.

Laemmergeyer (n.) See Lammergeir.

Lake-dweller (n.) See Lake dwellers, under Lake.

Lambert pine () The gigantic sugar pine of California and Oregon (Pinus Lambertiana). It has the leaves in fives, and cones a foot long. The timber is soft, and like that of the white pine of the Eastern States.

Laminability (n.) The quality or state of being laminable.

Laminiferous (a.) Having a structure consisting of laminae, or thin layers.

Landgraviate (n.) The territory held by a landgrave.

Landgraviate (n.) The office, jurisdiction, or authority of a landgrave.

Landstreight (n.) A narrow strip of land.

Languageless (a.) Lacking or wanting language; speechless; silent.

Langue d'oil () The dialect formerly spoken north of the Loire (in which the word for "yes" was oil, F. oui).

Languishment (n.) The state of languishing.

Languishment (n.) Tenderness of look or mien; amorous pensiveness.

Languishness (n.) Languishment.

Lapidescence (n.) The state or quality of being lapidescent.

Lapidescence (n.) A hardening into a stone substance.

Lapidescence (n.) A stony concretion.

Lapis lazuli () An albuminous mineral of a rich blue color. Same as Lazuli, which see.

Large-handed (a.) Having large hands, Fig.: Taking, or giving, in large quantities; rapacious or bountiful.

Largiloquent (a.) Grandiloquent.

Lark-colored (a.) Having the sandy brown color of the European larks.

Laryngophony (n.) The sound of the voice as heard through a stethoscope when the latter is placed upon the larynx.

Larungoscope (n.) An instrument, consisting of an arrangement of two mirrors, for reflecting light upon the larynx, and for examining its image.

Laryngoscopy (n.) The art of using the laryngoscope; investigations made with the laryngoscope.

Latibulizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Latibulize

Laticiferous (a.) Containing the latex; -- applied to the tissue or tubular vessels in which the latex of the plant is found.

Latinitaster (n.) One who has but a smattering of Latin.

Latinization (n.) The act or process of Latinizing, as a word, language, or country.

Latirostrous (a.) Having a broad beak.

Latitudinous (a.) Having latitude, or wide extent.

Latus rectum () The

Laudableness (n.) The quality of being laudable; praiseworthiness; commendableness.

Laughterless (a.) Not laughing; without laughter.

Laureateship (n.) State, or office, of a laureate.

Laxativeness (n.) The quality of being laxative.

Macadamizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Macadamize

Maoadam road () A macadamized road.

Macassar oil () A kind of oil formerly used in dressing the hair; -- so called because originally obtained from Macassar, a district of the Island of Celebes. Also, an imitation of the same, of perfumed castor oil and olive oil.

Machiavelian (a.) Of or pertaining to Machiavel, or to his supposed principles; politically cunning; characterized by duplicity or bad faith; crafty.

Machiavelian (n.) One who adopts the principles of Machiavel; a cunning and unprincipled politician.

Machiavelism (n.) Alt. of Machiavelianism

Machicolated (a.) Having machicolations.

Macrame lace () A coarse lace made of twine, used especially in decorating furniture.

Macrobiotics (n.) The art of prolonging life.

Macroglossia (n.) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.

Macrognathic (a.) Long-jawed.

Macropterous (a.) Having long wings.

Macropyramid (n.) See Macroprism.

Madefication (n.) The act of madefying, or making wet; the state of that which is made wet.

Mademoiselle (n.) A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss.

Mademoiselle (n.) A marine food fish (Sciaena chrysura), of the Southern United States; -- called also yellowtail, and silver perch.

Madreporaria (n. pl.) An extensive division of Anthozoa, including most of the species that produce stony corals. See Illust. of Anthozoa.

Magistracies (pl. ) of Magistracy

Magistrality (n.) Magisterialness; arbitrary dogmatism.

Magistrature (n.) Magistracy.

Magna Charta () The great Charter, so called, obtained by the English barons from King John, A. D. 1215. This name is also given to the charter granted to the people of England in the ninth year of Henry III., and confirmed by Edward I.

Magna Charta () Hence, a fundamental constitution which guaranties rights and privileges.

Magnetically (adv.) By or as by, magnetism.

Magnetizable (a.) Capable of magnetized.

Magnetograph (n.) An automatic instrument for registering, by photography or otherwise, the states and variations of any of the terrestrial magnetic elements.

Magnetometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the intensity of magnetic forces; also, less frequently, an instrument for determining any of the terrestrial magnetic elements, as the dip and declination.

Magnetomotor (n.) A voltaic series of two or more large plates, producing a great quantity of electricity of low tension, and hence adapted to the exhibition of electro-magnetic phenomena.

Magnificence (n.) The act of doing what magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent.

Magniloquent (a.) Speaking pompously; using swelling discourse; bombastic; tumid in style; grandiloquent.

Magniloquous (a.) Magniloquent.

Mahabharatam (n.) A celebrated epic poem of the Hindoos. It is of great length, and is chiefly devoted to the history of a civil war between two dynasties of ancient India.

Mahometanism (n.) See Mohammedanism.

Mahometanize (v. t.) To convert to the religion of Mohammed; to Mohammedanize.

Mahumetanism (n.) See Mohammedan, Mohammedanism.


Mainpernable (a.) Capable of being admitted to give surety by mainpernors; able to be mainprised.

Maintainable (a.) That maybe maintained.

Majesticness (n.) The quality or state of being majestic.

Make-believe (n.) A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere pretense; a fiction; an invention.

Make-believe (a.) Feigned; insincere.

Malacobdella (n.) A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of Bdellomorpha.

Malacologist (n.) One versed in the science of malacology.

Malacostraca (n. pl.) A subclass of Crustacea, including Arthrostraca and Thoracostraca, or all those higher than the Entomostraca.

Malapterurus (n.) A genus of African siluroid fishes, including the electric catfishes. See Electric cat, under Electric.

Malashaganay (n.) The fresh-water drumfish (Haploidonotus grunniens).

Malcontented (a.) Malcontent.

Malefactress (n.) A female malefactor.

Malefeasance (n.) See Malfeasance.

Maleficience (n.) The doing of evil, harm, or mischief.

Malepractice (n.) See Malpractice.

Malevolently (adv.) In a malevolent manner.

Malexecution (n.) Bad execution.

Malformation (n.) Ill formation; irregular or anomalous formation; abnormal or wrong conformation or structure.

Malignifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Malignify

Malleability (n.) The quality or state of being malleable; -- opposed to friability and brittleness.

Malleableize (v. t.) To make malleable.

Malnutrition (n.) Faulty or imperfect nutrition.

Malversation (n.) Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.

Mammalogical (a.) Of or pertaining to mammalogy.

Mammilliform (a.) Having the form of a mammilla.

Mancona bark () See Sassy bark.

Mandibulated (a.) Provided with mandibles adapted for biting, as many insects.

Mandragorite (n.) One who habitually intoxicates himself with a narcotic obtained from mandrake.

Manganesious (a.) Manganous.

Manifestable (a.) Such as can be manifested.

Manifestible (a.) Manifestable.

Manifestness (n.) The quality or state of being manifest; obviousness.

Manifoldness (n.) Multiplicity.

Manifoldness (n.) A generalized concept of magnitude.

Manipulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manipulate

Manipulation (n.) The act or process of manipulating, or the state of being manipulated; the act of handling work by hand; use of the hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or art.

Manipulation (n.) The use of the hands in mesmeric operations.

Manipulation (n.) Artful management; as, the manipulation of political bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment for purposes of deception or fraud.

Manipulative (a.) Of or pertaining to manipulation; performed by manipulation.

Manipulatory (a.) Of or pertaining to manipulation.


Manometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the manometer; made by the manometer.

Mansard roof () A hipped curb roof; that is, a roof having on all sides two slopes, the lower one being steeper than the upper one.

Manslaughter (n.) The slaying of a human being; destruction of men.

Manslaughter (n.) The unlawful killing of a man, either in negligenc/ or incidentally to the commission of some unlawful act, but without specific malice, or upon a sudden excitement of anger.

Manufactural (a.) Of or pertaining to manufactures.

Manufactured (imp. & p. p.) of Manufacture

Manufacturer (n.) One who manufactures.

Manuscriptal (a.) Manuscript.

Marble-edged (a.) Having the edge veined or spotted with different colors like marble, as a book.

Marcasitical (a.) Containing, or having the nature of, marcasite.

Marcobrunner (n.) A celebrated Rhine wine.

Margate fish () A sparoid fish (Diabasis auro

Marginicidal (a.) Dehiscent by the separation of united carpels; -- said of fruits.

Marksmanship (n.) Skill of a marksman.

Marmoraceous (a.) Pertaining to, or like, marble.

Marriageable (a.) Fit for, or capable of, marriage; of an age at which marriage is allowable.

Marseillaise (a. f.) Of or pertaining to Marseilles, in France, or to its inhabitants.

Marseillaise (n. f.) A native or inhabitant of Marseilles.

Marsupialian (n.) Alt. of Marsupian

Martializing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Martialize

Martyrologic (a.) Alt. of Martyrological

Masoola boat () A kind of boat used on the coast of Madras, India. The planks are sewed together with strands of coir which cross over a wadding of the same material, so that the shock on taking the beach through surf is much reduced.

Masquerading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Masquerade


Mastersinger (n.) One of a class of poets which flourished in Nuremberg and some other cities of Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. They bound themselves to observe certain arbitrary laws of rhythm.

Masturbation (n.) Onanism; self-pollution.

Materialized (imp. & p. p.) of Materialize

Materialness (n.) The state of being material.

Mathematical (a.) Of or pertaining to mathematics; according to mathematics; hence, theoretically precise; accurate; as, mathematical geography; mathematical instruments; mathematical exactness.

Matriarchate (n.) The office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal form of government.

Matriculated (imp. & p. p.) of Matriculate

Matrimonious (a.) Matrimonial.

Maximization (n.) The act or process of increasing to the highest degree.

Naphthalenic (a.) Pertaining to , or derived from, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate a yellow crystal

Naphthazarin (n.) A dyestuff, resembling alizarin, obtained from naphthoquinone as a red crystal

Nasalization (n.) The act of nasalizing, or the state of being nasalized.

Nasopalatine (a.) Connected with both the nose and the palate; as, the nasopalatine or incisor, canal connecting the mouth and the nasal chamber in some animals; the nasopalatine nerve.

Nasoturbinal (a.) Connected with, or near, both the turbinal and the nasal bones; as, the nasalturbinal bone, made up of the uppermost lammelae of the ethmoturbinal, and sometimes united with the nasal.

Nasoturbinal (n.) The nasoturbinal bone.

Nationalized (imp. & p. p.) of Nationalize

Nationalness (n.) The quality or state of being national; nationality.

Naturalistic (a.) Belonging to the doctrines of naturalism.

Naturalistic (a.) Closely resembling nature; realistic.

Naturalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Naturalize

Nauropometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the amount which a ship heels at sea.

Navel-string (n.) The umbilical cord.

Navigability (n.) The quality or condition of being navigable; navigableness.

Nazariteship (n.) The state of a Nazarite.

Oathbreaking (n.) The violation of an oath; perjury.

Pachycarpous (a.) Having the pericarp thick.

Pachydermata (n. pl.) A group of hoofed mammals distinguished for the thickness of their skins, including the elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, tapir, horse, and hog. It is now considered an artificial group.

Pachydermoid (a.) Related to the pachyderms.

Pachyglossal (a.) Having a thick tongue; -- applied to a group of lizards (Pachyglossae), including the iguanas and agamas.

Pacification (n.) The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation.

Pacificatory (a.) Tending to make peace; conciliatory.

Paedobaptism (n.) Pedobaptism.

Paedogenesis (n.) Reproduction by young or larval animals.

Paedogenetic (a.) Producing young while in the immature or larval state; -- said of certain insects, etc.

Palaetiology (n.) The science which explains, by the law of causation, the past condition and changes of the earth.

Palatability (n.) Palatableness.

Paleichthyes (n. pl.) A comprehensive division of fishes which includes the elasmobranchs and ganoids.

Paleocrystic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, a former glacial formation.

Paleographer (n.) One skilled in paleography; a paleographist.

Paleographic (a.) Alt. of Paleographical

Paleontology (n.) The science which treats of the ancient life of the earth, or of fossils which are the remains of such life.

Paleotechnic (a.) Belonging to, or connected with, ancient art.

Paleotherian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paleotherium.

Paleotherium (n.) An extinct genus of herbivorous Tertiary mammals, once supposed to have resembled the tapir in form, but now known to have had a more slender form, with a long neck like that of a llama.

Paleotheroid () Resembling Paleotherium.

Paleotheroid (n.) An animal resembling, or allied to, the paleothere.

Paleozoology (n.) The Paleozoic time or strata.

Palification (n.) The act or practice of driving piles or posts into the ground to make it firm.

Palindromist (n.) A writer of palindromes.

Palingenesia (n.) See Palingenesis.

Palingenesis (n.) Alt. of Palingenesy

Palingenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to palingenesis: as, a palingenetic process.

Palmatilobed (a.) Palmate, with the divisions separated less than halfway to the common center.

Paludamentum (n.) A military cloak worn by a general and his principal officers.

Pan-American (a.) Of or pertaining to both North and South America.

Pan-Anglican (a.) Belonging to, or representing, the whole Church of England; used less strictly, to include the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States; as, the Pan-Anglican Conference at Lambeth, in 1888.

Pandiculated (a.) Extended; spread out; stretched.

Panegyrizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Panegyrize

Panhellenism (n.) A scheme to unite all the Greeks in one political body.

Panhellenist (n.) An advocate of Panhellenism.

Panhellenium (n.) An assembly or association of Greeks from all the states of Greece.

Panic-struck (a.) Struck with a panic, or sudden fear.

Panification (n.) The act or process of making bread.

Panpharmacon (n.) A medicine for all diseases; a panacea.

Panslavonian (a.) See Panslavic.

Pantaloonery (n.) The character or performances of a pantaloon; buffoonery.

Pantaloonery (n.) Materials for pantaloons.

Pantamorphic (a.) Taking all forms.

Pantastomata (n. pl.) One of the divisions of Flagellata, including the monads and allied forms.

Pantechnicon (n.) A depository or place where all sorts of manufactured articles are collected for sale.

Pantelegraph (n.) See under Telegraph.

Pantisocracy (n.) A Utopian community, in which all should rule equally, such as was devised by Coleridge, Lovell, and Southey, in their younger days.

Pantographic (a.) Alt. of Pantographical

Pantological (a.) Of or pertaining to pantology.

Pantomimical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pantomime; representing by dumb show.

Pantophagist (n.) A person or an animal that has the habit of eating all kinds of food.

Pantophagous (a.) Eating all kinds of food.

Papier-mache (n.) A hard and strong substance made of a pulp from paper, mixed with sise or glue, etc. It is formed into various articles, usually by means of molds.

Papilionides (n. pl.) The typical butterflies.

Papyrography (n.) The process of multiplying copies of writings, etc., by means of the papyrograph.

Paraboliform (a.) Resembling a parabola in form.

Paraboloidal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a paraboloid.

Parabronchia (pl. ) of Parabronchium

Paracentesis (n.) The perforation of a cavity of the body with a trocar, aspirator, or other suitable instrument, for the evacuation of effused fluid, pus, or gas; tapping.

Parachronism (n.) An error in chronology, by which the date of an event is set later than the time of its occurrence.

Paracyanogen (n.) A polymeric modification of cyanogen, obtained as a brown or black amorphous residue by heating mercuric cyanide.

Paradactylum (n.) The side of a toe or finger.

Paradigmatic (a.) Alt. of Paradigmatical

Paradigmatic (n.) A writer of memoirs of religious persons, as examples of Christian excellence.

Paradisaical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or resembling, paradise; paradisiacal.

Paradisiacal (a.) Of or pertaining to paradise; suitable to, or like, paradise.

Paradoxology (n.) The use of paradoxes.

Paraglobulin (n.) An albuminous body in blood serum, belonging to the group of globulins. See Fibrinoplastin.

Paragnathous (a.) Having both mandibles of equal length, the tips meeting, as in certain birds.

Paragrandine (n.) An instrument to avert the occurrence of hailstorms. See Paragr/le.

Paragraphing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paragraph

Paragraphist (n.) A paragrapher.

Paraguay tea () See Mate, the leaf of the Brazilian holly.

Parallelable (a.) Capable of being paralleled, or equaled.

Parallelless (a.) Matchless.

Paralogizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paralogize

Paralyzation (n.) The act or process of paralyzing, or the state of being paralyzed.

Paramagnetic (a.) Magnetic, as opposed to diamagnetic.

Paramagnetic (n.) A paramagnetic substance.

Parametritis (n.) Inflammation of the cellular tissue in the vicinity of the uterus.

Paramorphism (n.) The change of one mineral species to another, so as to involve a change in physical characters without alteration of chemical composition.

Paramorphous (a.) Relating to paramorphism; exhibiting paramorphism.

Parapetalous (a.) Growing by the side of a petal, as a stamen.

Paraphimosis (n.) A condition in which the prepuce, after being retracted behind the glans penis, is constricted there, and can not be brought forward into place again.

Paraphrasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paraphrase

Paraphrasian (n.) A paraphraser.

Paraphrastic (a.) Alt. of Paraphrastical

Parapophyses (pl. ) of Parapophysis

Parapophysis (n.) The ventral transverse, or capitular, process of a vertebra. See Vertebra.

Parasiticide (n.) Anything used to destroy parasites.

Parasphenoid (a.) Near the sphenoid bone; -- applied especially to a bone situated immediately beneath the sphenoid in the base of the skull in many animals.

Parasphenoid (n.) The parasphenoid bone.

Paratonnerre (n.) A conductor of lightning; a lightning rod.

Parenchymous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or connected with, the parenchyma of a tissue or an organ; as, parenchymatous degeneration.

Parenthesize (v. t.) To make a parenthesis of; to include within parenthetical marks.

Parentticide (n.) The act of one who kills one's own parent.

Parentticide (n.) One who kills one's own parent; a parricide.

Paridigitata (n. pl.) Same as Artiodactyla.

Parjdigitate (a.) Having an evennumber of digits on the hands or the feet.

Parisyllabic (a.) Alt. of Parisyllabical

Parliamental (a.) Parliamentary.

Paroccipital (a.) Situated near or beside the occipital condyle or the occipital bone; paramastoid; -- applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.

Parochialism (n.) The quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a system of management peculiar to parishes.

Parochiality (n.) The state of being parochial.

Parochialize (v. t.) To render parochial; to form into parishes.

Paronomastic (a.) Alt. of Paronomastical

Parricidious (a.) Parricidal.

Parsimonious (a.) Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.

Parthenogeny (n.) Same as Parthenogenesis.

Participable (a.) Capable of being participated or shared.

Participated (imp. & p. p.) of Participate

Participator (n.) One who participates, or shares with another; a partaker.

Particolored (a.) Same as Party-colored.

Particularly (adv.) In a particular manner; expressly; with a specific reference or interest; in particular; distinctly.

Particularly (adv.) In an especial manner; in a high degree; as, a particularly fortunate man; a particularly bad failure.

Partisanship (n.) The state of being a partisan, or adherent to a party; feelings or conduct appropriate to a partisan.

Partitioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Partition

Party-coated (a.) Having a motley coat, or coat of divers colors.

Parumbilical (a.) Near the umbilicus; -- applied especially to one or more small veins which, in man, connect the portal vein with the epigastric veins in the front wall of the abdomen.

Passableness (n.) The quality of being passable.

Passibleness (n.) Passibility.

Passionately (adv.) In a passionate manner; with strong feeling; ardently.

Passionately (adv.) Angrily; irascibly.

Passymeasure (n.) See Paspy.

Pathogenesis (n.) Pathogeny.

Pathogenetic (a.) Pathogenic.

Pathological (a.) Of or pertaining to pathology.

Patriarchate (n.) The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch.

Patriarchate (n.) The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch.

Patriarchate (n.) A patriarchal form of government or society. See Patriarchal, a., 3.

Patriarchdom (n.) The office or jurisdiction of a patriarch; patriarchate.

Patriarchism (n.) Government by a patriarch, or the head of a family.

Patricianism (n.) The rank or character of patricians.

Patripassian (n.) One of a body of believers in the early church who denied the independent preexistent personality of Christ, and who, accordingly, held that the Father suffered in the Son; a monarchian.

Patronymical (a.) Same as Patronymic.

Pauciloquent (a.) Uttering few words; brief in speech.

Rabbinically (adv.) In a rabbinical manner; after the manner of the rabbins.

Racemiferous (a.) Bearing racemes, as the currant.

Raffaelesque (a.) Raphaelesque.

Ramentaceous (a.) Covered with ramenta.

Ramification (n.) The process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.

Ramification (n.) A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.

Ramification (n.) A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications of a subject or scheme.

Ramification (n.) The production of branchlike figures.

Ranunculuses (pl. ) of Ranunculus

Raphaelesque (a.) Like Raphael's works; in Raphael's manner of painting.

Rarification (n.) See Rarefaction.

Ratification (n.) The act of ratifying; the state of being ratified; confirmation; sanction; as, the ratification of a treaty.

Ratihabition (n.) Confirmation or approbation, as of an act or contract.

Rationalness (n.) The quality or state of being rational; rationality.

Rattle-pated (a.) Rattle-headed.

Raven's-duck (n.) A fine quality of sailcloth.

Razor-backed (a.) Having a sharp, lean, or thin back; as, a razor-backed hog, perch, etc.

Sabellianism (n.) The doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.

Sabrina work () A variety of applique work for quilts, table covers, etc.

Saccharified (imp. & p. p.) of Saccharify

Saccharinate (n.) A salt of saccharinic acid.

Saccharinate (n.) A salt of saccharine.

Saccharizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saccharize

Saccharoidal (a.) Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone.

Saccharonate (n.) A salt of saccharonic acid.

Saccholactic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid now called mucic acid; saccholic.

Sacerdotally (adv.) In a sacerdotal manner.

Sacramentary (a.) Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; sacramental.

Sacramentary (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians.

Sacramentary (n.) An ancient book of the Roman Catholic Church, written by Pope Gelasius, and revised, corrected, and abridged by St. Gregory, in which were contained the rites for Mass, the sacraments, the dedication of churches, and other ceremonies. There are several ancient books of the same kind in France and Germany.

Sacramentary (n.) Same as Sacramentarian, n., 1.

Sacramentize (v. i.) To administer the sacraments.

Sacrificable (a.) Capable of being offered in sacrifice.

Sacrificator (n.) A sacrificer; one who offers a sacrifice.

Sacrilegious (a.) Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving sacrilege; profane; impious.

Sacrosciatic (a.) Of or pertaining to both the sacrum and the hip; as, the sacrosciatic foramina formed by the sacrosciatic ligaments which connect the sacrum and the hip bone.

Safe-conduct (n.) That which gives a safe passage

Safe-conduct (n.) a convoy or guard to protect a person in an enemy's country or a foreign country

Safe-conduct (n.) a writing, pass, or warrant of security, given to a person to enable him to travel with safety.

Safe-conduct (v. t.) To conduct safely; to give safe-conduct to.

Safe-keeping (n.) The act of keeping or preserving in safety from injury or from escape; care; custody.

Saintologist (n.) One who writes the lives of saints.

Salamandrina (n.) A suborder of Urodela, comprising salamanders.

Salamandrine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a salamander; enduring fire.

Salamandroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the salamanders.

Salification (n.) The act, process, or result of salifying; the state of being salified.

Saliniferous (a.) Same as Saliferous.

Saltatorious (a.) Capable of leaping; formed for leaping; saltatory; as, a saltatorious insect or leg.

Salutatorian (n.) The student who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual Commencement or like exercises of a college, -- an honor commonly assigned to that member of the graduating class who ranks second in scholarship.

Salutatorily (adv.) By way of salutation.

Salutiferous (a.) Bringing health; healthy; salutary; beneficial; as, salutiferous air.

Salvationist (n.) An evangelist, a member, or a recruit, of the Salvation Army.

Sanctificate (v. t.) To sanctify.

Sanctimonial (a.) Sanctimonious.

Sanders-blue (n.) See Saunders-blue.

Sanguiferous (a.) Conveying blood; as, sanguiferous vessels, i. e., the arteries, veins, capillaries.

Sanguifluous (a.) Flowing or running with blood.

Sanguigenous (a.) Producing blood; as, sanguigenous food.

Sanguinarily (adv.) In a sanguinary manner.

Sanguineless (a.) Destitute of blood; pale.

Sanguineness (n.) The quality of being sanguine.

Sanguinolent (a.) Tinged or mingled with blood; bloody; as, sanguinolent sputa.

Sanguivorous (a.) Subsisting upon blood; -- said of certain blood-sucking bats and other animals. See Vampire.

Sans-culotte (n.) A fellow without breeches; a ragged fellow; -- a name of reproach given in the first French revolution to the extreme republican party, who rejected breeches as an emblem peculiar to the upper classes or aristocracy, and adopted pantaloons.

Sans-culotte (n.) Hence, an extreme or radical republican; a violent revolutionist; a Jacobin.

Santalaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Santalaceae), of which the genus Santalum is the type, and which includes the buffalo nut and a few other North American plants, and many peculiar plants of the southern hemisphere.

Sapindaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to an order of trees and shrubs (Sapindaceae), including the (typical) genus Sapindus, the maples, the margosa, and about seventy other genera.

Saponifiable (a.) Capable of conversion into soap; as, a saponifiable substance.

Saprophagous (a.) Feeding on carrion.

Sarcological (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcology.

Sarcophagous (a.) Feeding on flesh; flesh-eating; carnivorous.

Sarcorhamphi (n. pl.) A division of raptorial birds comprising the vultures.

Sarsaparilla (n.) Any plant of several tropical American species of Smilax.

Sarsaparilla (n.) The bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in medicine and in sirups for soda, etc.

Satellitious (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, satellites.

Satisfaction (n.) The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands.

Satisfaction (n.) Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.

Satisfaction (n.) That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.

Satisfactive (a.) Satisfactory.

Satisfactory (a.) Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation.

Satisfactory (a.) Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology.

Satisfyingly (adv.) So as to satisfy; satisfactorily.

Satsuma ware () A kind of ornamental hard-glazed pottery made at Satsuma in Kiushu, one of the Japanese islands.

Saw palmetto () See under Palmetto.

Tabernacling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tabernacle

Tabernacular (a.) Of or pertaining to a tabernacle, especially the Jewish tabernacle.

Tabernacular (a.) Formed in latticework; latticed.

Tabernacular (a.) Of or pertaining to huts or booths; hence, common; low.

Table d'hote () A common table for guests at a hotel; an ordinary.

Tabularizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tabularize

Tachygraphic (a.) Alt. of Tachygraphical

Taenioglossa (n. pl.) An extensive division of gastropod mollusks in which the odontophore is long and narrow, and usually bears seven rows of teeth. It includes a large number of families both marine and fresh-water.

Tagliacotain (a.) Of or pertaining to Tagliacozzi, a Venetian surgeon; as, the Tagliacotian operation, a method of rhinoplasty described by him.

Talismanical (a.) Of or pertaining to a talisman; having the properties of a talisman, or preservative against evils by occult influence; magical.

Tallow-faced (a.) Having a sickly complexion; pale.

Tangentially (adv.) In the direction of a tangent.

Taphrenchyma (n.) Same as Bothrenchyma.

Tarantulated (a.) Bitten by a tarantula; affected with tarantism.

Tardigradous (a.) Moving slowly; slow-paced.

Tarsorrhaphy (n.) An operation to diminish the size of the opening between eyelids when enlarged by surrounding cicatrices.

Tauricornous (a.) Having horns like those of a bull.

Taurocholate (n.) A salt of taurocholic acid; as, sodium taurocholate, which occurs in human bile.

Tauromachian (a.) Of or pertaining to bullfights.

Tauromachian (n.) A bullfighter.

Tautegorical (a.) Expressing the same thing with different words; -- opposed to allegorical.

Tautological (a.) Involving tautology; having the same signification; as, tautological expression.

Tautologized (imp. & p. p.) of Tautologize

Tautoousious (a.) Having the same essence; being identically of the same nature.

Vainglorious (a.) Feeling or indicating vainglory; elated by vanity; boastful.

Valetudinary (a.) Infirm; sickly; valetudinarian.

Valetudinary (n.) A valetudinarian.

Valetudinous (a.) Valetudinarian.

Valuableness (n.) The quality of being valuable.

Vaniloquence (n.) Vain or foolish talk.

Vanquishable (a.) That may be vanquished.

Vanquishment (n.) The act of vanquishing, or the state of being vanquished.

Vant-courier (n.) An avant-courier. See Van-courier.

Vaporability (n.) The quality or state of being vaporable.

Vaporiferous (a.) Conveying or producing vapor.

Vaporization (n.) The act or process of vaporizing, or the state of being converted into vapor; the artificial formation of vapor; specifically, the conversion of water into steam, as in a steam boiler.

Vaporousness (n.) The quality of being vaporous.

Variableness (n.) The quality or state of being variable; variability.

Vaticination (n.) Prediction; prophecy.

Vauquelinite (n.) Chromate of copper and lead, of various shades of green.

Wagon-headed (a.) Having a top, or head, shaped like the top of a covered wagon, or resembling in section or out

Wagon-roofed (a.) Having a roof, or top, shaped like an inverted U; wagon-headed.

Waistcoateer (n.) One wearing a waistcoat; esp., a woman wearing one uncovered, or thought fit for such a habit; hence, a loose woman; strumpet.

Waistcoating (n.) A fabric designed for waistcoats; esp., one in which there is a pattern, differently colored yarns being used.

Warehousemen (pl. ) of Warehouseman

Warehouseman (n.) One who keeps a warehouse; the owner or keeper of a dock warehouse or wharf store.

Warehouseman (n.) One who keeps a wholesale shop or store for Manchester or woolen goods.

Warm-blooded (a.) Having warm blood; -- applied especially to those animals, as birds and mammals, which have warm blood, or, more properly, the power of maintaining a nearly uniform temperature whatever the temperature of the surrounding air. See Homoiothermal.

Warm-hearted (a.) Having strong affection; cordial; sincere; hearty; sympathetic.

Water-bearer (n.) The constellation Aquarius.

Water beetle () Any one of numerous species of aquatic beetles belonging to Dytiscus and allied genera of the family Dytiscidae, and to various genera of the family Hydrophilidae. These beetles swim with great agility, the fringed hind legs acting together like oars.

Water bridge () See Water table.

Water canker () See Canker, n., 1.

Water celery () A very acrid herb (Ranunculus sceleratus) growing in ditches and wet places; -- called also cursed crowfoot.

Water cement () Hydraulic cement.

Water-closet (n.) A privy; especially, a privy furnished with a contrivance for introducing a stream of water to cleanse it.

Water course () A stream of water; a river or brook.

Water course () A natural channel for water; also, a canal for the conveyance of water, especially in draining lands.

Water course () A running stream of water having a bed and banks; the easement one may have in the flowing of such a stream in its accustomed course. A water course may be sometimes dry.

Water doctor () One who professes to be able to divine diseases by inspection of the urine.

Water doctor () A physician who treats diseases with water; an hydropathist.

Water engine () An engine to raise water; or an engine moved by water; also, an engine or machine for extinguishing fires; a fire engine.

Water furrow () A deep furrow for conducting water from the ground, and keeping the surface soil dry.

Water-furrow (v. t.) To make water furrows in.

Water hammer () A vessel partly filled with water, exhausted of air, and hermetically sealed. When reversed or shaken, the water being unimpeded by air, strikes the sides in solid mass with a sound like that of a hammer.

Water hammer () A concussion, or blow, made by water in striking, as against the sides of a pipe or vessel containing it.

Waterishness (n.) The quality of being waterish.

Water junket () The common sandpiper.

Waterlandian (n.) One of a body of Dutch Anabaptists who separated from the Mennonites in the sixteenth century; -- so called from a district in North Holland denominated Waterland.

Water lizard () Any aquatic lizard of the genus Varanus, as the monitor of the Nile. See Monitor, n., 3.

Water locust () A thorny leguminous tree (Gleditschia monosperma) which grows in the swamps of the Mississippi valley.

Water-logged (a.) Filled or saturated with water so as to be heavy, unmanageable, or loglike; -- said of a vessel, when, by receiving a great quantity of water into her hold, she has become so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm.

Water meadow () A meadow, or piece of low, flat land, capable of being kept in a state of fertility by being overflowed with water from some adjoining river or stream.

Water ordeal () Same as Ordeal by water. See the Note under Ordeal, n., 1.

Water pepper () Smartweed.

Water pepper () Waterwort.

Water pillar () A waterspout.

Water rabbit () See Water hare.

Water radish () A coarse yellow-flowered plant (Nasturtium amphibium) related to the water cress and to the horse-radish.

Water rattle () Alt. of Water rattler

Water-retted (imp. & p. p.) of Water-ret

Water rocket () A cruciferous plant (Nasturtium sylvestre) with small yellow flowers.

Water rocket () A kind of firework to be discharged in the water.

Water-rotted (imp. & p. p.) of Water-rot

Water shield () An aquatic American plant (Brasenia peltata) having floating oval leaves, and the covered with a clear jelly.

Water souchy () A dish consisting of small fish stewed and served in a little water.

Water spider () An aquatic European spider (Argyoneta aquatica) which constructs its web beneath the surface of the water on water plants. It lives in a bell-shaped structure of silk, open beneath like a diving bell, and filled with air which the spider carries down in the form of small bubbles attached one at a time to the spinnerets and hind feet. Called also diving spider.

Water spider () A water mite.

Water spider () Any spider that habitually lives on or about the water, especially the large American species (Dolomedes lanceolatus) which runs rapidly on the surface of water; -- called also raft spider.

Water sprite () A sprite, or spirit, imagined as inhabiting the water.

Water supply () A supply of water; specifically, water collected, as in reservoirs, and conveyed, as by pipes, for use in a city, mill, or the like.

Water thrush () A North American bird of the genus Seiurus, belonging to the Warbler family, especially the common species (S. Noveboracensis).

Water thrush () The European water ousel.

Water thrush () The pied wagtail.

Water tupelo () A species of large tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) growing in swamps in the southern of the United States. See Ogeechee lime.

Water turkey () The American snakebird. See Snakebird.

Water violet () See under Violet.

Water willow () An American aquatic plant (Dianthera Americana) with long willowlike leaves, and spikes of small purplish flowers.

Waveringness (n.) The quality or state of wavering.

Xanthochroic (a.) Having a yellowish or fair complexion; of or pertaining to the Xanthochroi.

Xanthogenate (n.) A salt of xanthic acid.

Xanthoxylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon of the terpene series extracted from the seeds of a Japanese prickly ash (Xanthoxylum pipertium) as an aromatic oil.

Zalambdodont (a.) Of or pertaining to a tribe (Zalambdodonta) of Insectivora in which the molar teeth have but one V-shaped ridge.

Zalambdodont (n.) One of the Zalambdodonta. The tenrec, solenodon, and golden moles are examples.

Zarathustric (a.) Of or pertaining to Zarathustra, or Zoroaster; Zoroastrian.

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