13 letter words whose second letter is A

Baccalaureate (n.) The degree of bachelor of arts. (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges.

Baccalaureate (n.) A baccalaureate sermon.

Baccalaureate (a.) Pertaining to a bachelor of arts.

Backwardation (n.) The seller's postponement of delivery of stock or shares, with the consent of the buyer, upon payment of a premium to the latter; -- also, the premium so paid. See Contango.

Bacterioscopy (n.) The application of a knowledge of bacteria for their detection and identification, as in the examination of polluted water.

Badger-legged (a.) Having legs of unequal length, as the badger was thought to have.

Balance wheel () A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; -- often called simply a balance.

Balance wheel () A ratchet-shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon by the axis of the balance wheel proper (in those watches called a balance).

Balance wheel () A wheel which imparts regularity to the movements of any engine or machine; a fly wheel.

Balanoglossus (n.) A peculiar marine worm. See Enteropneusta, and Tornaria.

Ballad monger () A seller or maker of ballads; a poetaster.

Balneotherapy (n.) The treatment of disease by baths.

Balsamiferous (a.) Producing balsam.

Banding plane () A plane used for cutting out grooves and inlaying strings and bands in straight and circular work.

Barbarousness (n.) The quality or state of being barbarous; barbarity; barbarism.

Barefacedness (n.) The quality of being barefaced; shamelessness; assurance; audaciousness.

Barker's mill () A machine, invented in the 17th century, worked by a form of reaction wheel. The water flows into a vertical tube and gushes from apertures in hollow horizontal arms, causing the machine to revolve on its axis.

Barking irons () Instruments used in taking off the bark of trees.

Barking irons () A pair of pistols.

Basioccipital (a.) Of or pertaining to the bone in the base of the cranium, frequently forming a part of the occipital in the adult, but usually distinct in the young.

Basioccipital (n.) The basioccipital bone.

Basipterygium (n.) A bar of cartilage at the base of the embryonic fins of some fishes. It develops into the metapterygium.

Basipterygoid (a. & n.) Applied to a protuberance of the base of the sphenoid bone.

Basking shark () One of the largest species of sharks (Cetorhinus maximus), so called from its habit of basking in the sun; the liver shark, or bone shark. It inhabits the northern seas of Europe and America, and grows to a length of more than forty feet. It is a harmless species.

Basso-rilievo (n.) Alt. of Basso-relievo

Basso-relievo (n.) Same as Bas-relief.

Bathymetrical (a.) Pertaining to bathymetry; relating to the measurement of depths, especially of depths in the sea.

Battering-ram (n.) An engine used in ancient times to beat down the walls of besieged places.

Battering-ram (n.) A blacksmith's hammer, suspended, and worked horizontally.

Cabinetmaking (n.) The art or occupation of making the finer articles of household furniture.

Calcariferous (a.) Lime-yielding; calciferous

Calcification (n.) The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.

Calcispongiae (n. pl.) An order of marine sponges, containing calcareous spicules. See Porifera.

Calisaya bark () A valuable kind of Peruvian bark obtained from the Cinchona Calisaya, and other closely related species.

Calligraphist (n.) A calligrapher

Callisthenics (n.) See Calisthenic, Calisthenics.

Callithumpian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a callithump.

Calorifacient (a.) See Calorificient.

Calorificient (a.) Having, or relating to the power of producing heat; -- applied to foods which, being rich in carbon, as the fats, are supposed to give rise to heat in the animal body by oxidation.

Calvinistical (a.) Of or pertaining to Calvin, or Calvinism; following Calvin; accepting or Teaching Calvinism.

Cambro-Briton (n.) A Welshman.

Cameralistics (n.) The science of finance or public revenue.

Camera lucida () An instrument which by means of a prism of a peculiar form, or an arrangement of mirrors, causes an apparent image of an external object or objects to appear as if projected upon a plane surface, as of paper or canvas, so that the out

Campaniliform (a.) Bell-shaped; campanulate; campaniform.

Campanologist (n.) One skilled in campanology; a bell ringer.

Campanularian (n.) A hydroid of the family ampanularidae, characterized by having the polyps or zooids inclosed in bell-shaped calicles or hydrothecae.

Camphoraceous (a.) Of the nature of camphor; containing camphor.

Canaliculated (a.) Having a channel or groove, as in the leafstalks of most palms.

Candidateship (n.) Candidacy.

Canonicalness (n.) The quality of being canonical; canonicity.

Capaciousness (n.) The quality of being capacious, as of a vessel, a reservoir a bay, the mind, etc.

Capellmeister (n.) The musical director in royal or ducal chapel; a choir-master.

Capillariness (n.) The quality of being capillary.

Capitan Pasha () Alt. of Pacha

Capping plane () A plane used for working the upper surface of staircase rails.

Caprification (n.) The practice of hanging, upon the cultivated fig tree, branches of the wild fig infested with minute hymenopterous insects.

Caravansaries (pl. ) of Caravansary

Carbonatation (n.) The saturation of defecated beet juice with carbonic acid gas.

Carboniferous (a.) Producing or containing carbon or coal.

Carbonization (n.) The act or process of carbonizing.

Carburization (n.) The act, process, or result of carburizing.

Carcinomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to carcinoma.

Cardiographic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or produced by, a cardiograph.

Carnal-minded (a.) Worldly-minded.

Carnification (n.) The act or process of turning to flesh, or to a substance resembling flesh.

Carnivoracity (n.) Greediness of appetite for flesh.

Carolina pink () See Pinkboot.

Carte blanche () A blank paper, with a person's signature, etc., at the bottom, given to another person, with permission to superscribe what conditions he pleases. Hence: Unconditional terms; unlimited authority.

Cartilaginous (a.) Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough like cartilage.

Cartilaginous (a.) Having the skeleton in the state of cartilage, the bones containing little or no calcareous matter; said of certain fishes, as the sturgeon and the sharks.

Caryophyllous (a.) Caryophyllaceous.

Casehardening (n.) The act or process of converting the surface of iron into steel.

Castlebuilder (n.) Fig.: one who builds castles in the air or forms visionary schemes.

Catadioptrics (n.) The science which treats of catadioptric phenomena, or of the used of catadioptric instruments.

Catanadromous (a.) Ascending and descending fresh streams from and to the sea, as the salmon; anadromous.

Catastrophism (n.) The doctrine that the geological changes in the earth's crust have been caused by the sudden action of violent physical causes; -- opposed to the doctrine of uniformism.

Catastrophist (n.) One who holds the theory or catastrophism.

Catechisation (n.) The act of catechising.

Catechistical (a.) Of or pertaining to a catechist or to a catechism.

Catechumenate (n.) The state or condition of a catechumen or the time during which one is a catechumen.

Catechumenist (n.) A catechumen.

Categorematic (a.) Capable of being employed by itself as a term; -- said of a word.

Categorically (adv.) Absolutely; directly; expressly; positively; as, to affirm categorically.

Catheterizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catheterize

Catoptromancy (n.) A species of divination, which was performed by letting down a mirror into water, for a sick person to look at his face in it. If his countenance appeared distorted and ghastly, it was an ill omen; if fresh and healthy, it was favorable.

Causelessness (n.) The state of being causeless.

Cauterization (n.) The act of searing some morbid part by the application of a cautery or caustic; also, the effect of such application.

Dactylioglyph (n.) An engraver of gems for rings and other ornaments.

Dactylioglyph (n.) The inscription of the engraver's name on a finger ring or gem.

Dactyliomancy (n.) Divination by means of finger rings.

Daggle-tailed (a.) Having the lower ends of garments defiled by trailing in mire or filth; draggle-tailed.

Daguerreotype (n.) An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.

Daguerreotype (n.) The process of taking such pictures.

Daguerreotype (v. t.) To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.

Daguerreotype (v. t.) To impress with great distinctness; to imprint; to imitate exactly.

Daguerreotypy (n.) The art or process of producing pictures by method of Daguerre.

Damnification (n.) That which causes damage or loss.

Dare-deviltry (n) Reckless mischief; the action of a dare-devil.


Eagle-sighted (a.) Farsighted and strong-sighted; sharp-sighted.

Ear-splitting (a.) Deafening; disagreeably loud or shrill; as, ear-splitting strains.

Eavesdropping (n.) The habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet fro private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law.

False-hearted (a.) Hollow or unsound at the core; treacherous; deceitful; perfidious.

Falsification (n.) The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not.

Falsification (n.) Willful misstatement or misrepresentation.

Falsification (n.) The showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong.

Familiarities (pl. ) of Familiarity

Familiarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Familiarize

Familisteries (pl. ) of Familistery

Fantastically (adv.) In a fantastic manner.

Fantasticness (n.) Fantasticalness.

Father-in-law (n.) The father of one's husband or wife; -- correlative to son-in-law and daughter-in-law.

Father-lasher (n.) A European marine fish (Cottus bubalis), allied to the sculpin; -- called also lucky proach.

Fault-finding (n.) The act of finding fault or blaming; -- used derogatively. Also Adj.

Galacta-gogue (n.) An agent exciting secretion of milk.

Galericu-late (a.) Covered as with a hat or cap.

Gallimaufries (pl. ) of Gallimaufry

Gallipoli oil () An inferior kind of olive oil, brought from Gallipoli, in Italy.

Galvanization (n.) The act of process of galvanizing.

Galvanoglyphy (n.) Same as Glyphography.

Galvanography (n.) The art or process of depositing metals by electricity; electrotypy.

Galvanography (n.) A method of producing by means of electrotyping process (without etching) copperplates which can be printed from in the same manner as engraved plates.

Galvanologist (n.) One who describes the phenomena of galvanism; a writer on galvanism.

Galvanometric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or measured by, a galvanometer.

Galvanoplasty (n.) The art or process of electrotypy.

Galvanoscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to a galvanoscope.

Gangrenescent (a.) Tending to mortification or gangrene.

Ganocephalous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ganocephala.

Garnetiferous (a.) Containing garnets.

Gasteropodous (a.) Same as Gastropodous.

Gastriloquist (n.) One who appears to speak from his stomach; a ventriloquist.

Gastriloquous (a.) Ventriloquous.

Gastrocnemius (n.) The muscle which makes the greater part of the calf of the leg.

Gastroenteric (a.) Gastrointestinal.

Gastrohepatic (a.) Pertaining to the stomach and liver; hepatogastric; as, the gastrohepatic, or lesser, omentum.

Gastromalacia (n.) A softening of the coats of the stomach; -- usually a post-morten change.

Gastronomical (a.) Pertaining to gastromony.

Gastrophrenic (a.) Pertaining to the stomach and diaphragm; as, the gastrophrenic ligament.

Gastrosplenic (n.) Pertaining to the stomach and spleen; as, the gastrosplenic ligament.

Habeas corpus () A writ having for its object to bring a party before a court or judge; especially, one to inquire into the cause of a person's imprisonment or detention by another, with the view to protect the right to personal liberty; also, one to bring a prisoner into court to testify in a pending trial.

Haemadrometer (n.) Alt. of Haemadremometer

Haemadrometry (n.) Alt. of Haemadromometry

Haemadynamics (n.) Same as Hemadynamics.

Haemapophysis (n.) Same as Hemapophysis.

Haematogenous (a.) Originating in the blood.

Haematophlina (n. pl.) A division of Cheiroptera, including the bloodsucking bats. See Vampire.

Haematotherma (n. pl.) Same as Hematotherma.

Haematothorax (n.) Same as Hemothorax.

Haemorrhoidal (a.) Same as Hemorrhoidal.

Hair'sbreadth () The diameter or breadth of a hair; a very small distance; sometimes, definitely, the forty-eighth part of an inch.

Hairsplitting (a.) Making excessively nice or trivial distinctions in reasoning; subtle.

Hairsplitting (n.) The act or practice of making trivial distinctions.

Half-and-half (n.) A mixture of two malt liquors, esp. porter and ale, in about equal parts.

Half-strained (a.) Half-bred; imperfect.

Half-timbered (a.) Constructed of a timber frame, having the spaces filled in with masonry; -- said of buildings.

Halichondriae (n. pl.) An order of sponges, having simple siliceous spicules and keratose fibers; -- called also Keratosilicoidea.

Hallucination (n.) The act of hallucinating; a wandering of the mind; error; mistake; a blunder.

Hallucination (n.) The perception of objects which have no reality, or of sensations which have no corresponding external cause, arising from disorder or the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; delusion.

Hallucinatory (a.) Partaking of, or tending to produce, hallucination.

Hammer-harden (v. t.) To harden, as a metal, by hammering it in the cold state.

Handcraftsman (n.) A handicraftsman.

Hankey-pankey (n.) Professional cant; the chatter of conjurers to divert attention from their tricks; hence, jugglery.

Harbor master () An officer charged with the duty of executing the regulations respecting the use of a harbor.

Hard-featured (a.) Having coarse, unattractive or stern features.

Hare'brained' (a.) Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless.

Hariali grass () The East Indian name of the Cynodon Dactylon; dog's-grass.

Harlech group () A minor subdivision at the base of the Cambrian system in Wales.

Har monically (adv.) In an harmonical manner; harmoniously.

Har monically (adv.) In respect to harmony, as distinguished from melody; as, a passage harmonically correct.

Har monically (adv.) In harmonical progression.

Harmonization (n.) The act of harmonizing.

Haruspication (n.) See Haruspicy.

Hasty pudding () A thick batter pudding made of Indian meal stirred into boiling water; mush.

Hasty pudding () A batter or pudding made of flour or oatmeal, stirred into boiling water or milk.

Iatrochemical (a.) Of or pertaining to iatrochemistry, or to the iatrochemists.

Kaleidoscopic (a.) Alt. of Kaleidoscopical

Kamtschadales (n. pl.) An aboriginal tribe inhabiting the southern part of Kamtschatka.

Kaolinization (n.) The process by which feldspar is changed into kaolin.

Kapellmeister (n.) See Capellmeister.

Karyostenosis (n.) Direct cell division (in which there is first a simple division of the nucleus, without any changes in its structure, followed by division of the protoplasm of the karyostenotic mode of nuclear division.

Labialization (n.) The modification of an articulation by contraction of the lip opening.

Labiatifloral (a.) Alt. of Labiatifloral

Labiatifloral (a.) Having labiate flowers, as the snapdragon.

Labyrinthical (a.) Like or pertaining to a labyrinth.

Labyrinthodon (n.) A genus of very large fossil amphibians, of the Triassic period, having bony plates on the under side of the body. It is the type of the order Labyrinthodonta. Called also Mastodonsaurus.

Lacedaemonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lacedaemon or Sparta, the chief city of Laconia in the Peloponnesus.

Lacedaemonian (n.) A Spartan.

Lackadaisical (a.) Affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental.

Lady's finger () The kidney vetch.

Lady's finger () A variety of small cake of about the dimensions of a finger.

Lady's finger () A long, slender variety of the potato.

Lady's finger () One of the branchiae of the lobster.

Lady's mantle () A genus of rosaceous herbs (Alchemilla), esp. the European A. vulgaris, which has leaves with rounded and finely serrated lobes.

Lady's traces () Alt. of Ladies' tresses

Laemodipodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Laemodipoda.

Laevorotatory (a.) Same as Levorotatory. Cf. Dextrorotatory.

Lagophthalmia (n.) Alt. of Lagophthalmos

Lagophthalmos (n.) A morbid condition in which the eye stands wide open, giving a peculiar staring appearance.

Laissez faire () Noninterference; -- an axiom of some political economists, deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc., by bounty or by restriction; as, the doctrine of laissez faire; the laissez faire system government.

Lamarckianism (n.) Lamarckism.

Lamellibranch (n.) One of the Lamellibranchia. Also used adjectively.

Lamellicornia (n. pl.) A group of lamellicorn, plant-eating beetles; -- called also Lamellicornes.

Lamelliferous (a.) Bearing, or composed of, lamellae, or thin layers, plates, or scales; foliated.

Laminiplantar (a.) Having the tarsus covered behind with a horny sheath continuous on both sides, as in most singing birds, except the larks.

Languishingly (adv.) In a languishing manner.

Lantern-jawed (a.) Having lantern jaws or long, thin jaws; as, a lantern-jawed person.

Laramie group () An extensive series of strata, principally developed in the Rocky Mountain region, as in the Laramie Mountains, and formerly supposed to be of the Tertiary age, but now generally regarded as Cretaceous, or of intermediate and transitional character. It contains beds of lignite, often valuable for coal, and is hence also called the lignitic group. See Chart of Geology.

Large-hearted (a.) Having a large or generous heart or disposition; noble; liberal.

Laryngologist (n.) One who applies himself to laryngology.

Laryngoscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to the inspection of the larynx.

Laterifolious (a.) Growing from the stem by the side of a leaf; as, a laterifolious flower.

Laughingstock (n.) An object of ridicule; a butt of sport.

Macaranga gum () A gum of a crimson color, obtained from a tree (Macaranga Indica) that grows in the East Indies. It is used in taking impressions of coins, medallions, etc., and sometimes as a medicine.

Macedonianism (n.) The doctrines of Macedonius.

Machicolation (n.) An opening between the corbels which support a projecting parapet, or in the floor of a gallery or the roof of a portal, shooting or dropping missiles upen assailants attacking the base of the walls. Also, the construction of such defenses, in general, when of this character. See Illusts. of Battlement and Castle.

Machicolation (n.) The act of discharging missiles or pouring burning or melted substances upon assailants through such apertures.

Macrodactylic (a.) Alt. of Macrodactylous

Macrodiagonal (n.) The longer of two diagonals, as of a rhombic prism. See Crystallization.

Macropetalous (a.) Having long or large petals.

Macrophyllous (a.) Having long or large leaves.

Macropinacoid (n.) One of the two planes of an orthorhombic crystal which are parallel to the vertical and longer lateral (macrodiagonal) axes.

Macroscopical (a.) Visible to the unassisted eye; -- as opposed to microscopic.

Macrozoospore (n.) A large motile spore having four vibratile cilia; -- found in certain green algae.

Madreporiform (a.) Resembling a madreporian coral in form or structure.

Magisterially (adv.) In a magisterial manner.

Magistratical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from, a magistrate; having the authority of a magistrate.

Magnanimously (adv.) In a magnanimous manner; with greatness of mind.

Magnase black () A black pigment which dries rapidly when mixed with oil, and is of intense body.

Magnetiferous (a.) Producing or conducting magnetism.

Magnetization (n.) The act of magnetizing, or the state of being magnetized.

Magnetometric (a.) Pertaining to, or employed in, the measurement of magnetic forces; obtained by means of a magnetometer; as, magnetometric instruments; magnetometric measurements.

Magnification (n.) The act of magnifying; enlargement; exaggeration.

Magnificently (adv.) In a Magnificent manner.

Magniloquence (n.) The quality of being magniloquent; pompous discourse; grandiloquence.

Magnoliaceous (a.) Pertaining to a natural order (Magnoliaceae) of trees of which the magnolia, the tulip tree, and the star anise are examples.

Mahometanized (imp. & p. p.) of Mahometanize

Major general () An officer of the army holding a rank next above that of brigadier general and next below that of lieutenant general, and who usually commands a division or a corps.

Malacissation (n.) The act of making soft or supple.

Malacostomous (a.) Having soft jaws without teeth, as certain fishes.

Malacostracan (n.) One of the Malacostraca.

Maladjustment (n.) A bad adjustment.

Malebranchism (n.) The philosophical system of Malebranche, an eminent French metaphysician. The fundamental doctrine of his system is that the mind can not have knowledge of anything external to itself except in its relation to God.

Maleficiation (n.) A bewitching.

Maleformation (n.) See Malformation.

Male-spirited (a.) Having the spirit of a male; vigorous; courageous.

Malleableness (n.) Quality of being malleable.

Malthusianism (n.) The system of Malthusian doctrines relating to population.

Mammaliferous (a.) Containing mammalian remains; -- said of certain strata.

Mammonization (n.) The process of making mammonish; the state of being under the influence of mammonism.

Manageability (n.) The state or quality of being manageable; manageableness.

Mandibuliform (a.) Having the form of a mandible; -- said especially of the maxillae of an insect when hard and adapted for biting.

Manganiferous (a.) Containing manganese.

Mangel-wurzel (n.) A kind of large field beet (B. macrorhiza), used as food for cattle, -- by some considered a mere variety of the ordinary beet. See Beet.

Mangoldwurzel (n.) See Mangel-wurzel.

Manifestation (n.) The act of manifesting or disclosing, or the state of being manifested; discovery to the eye or to the understanding; also, that which manifests; exhibition; display; revelation; as, the manifestation of God's power in creation.

Mannheim gold () A kind of brass made in imitation of gold. It contains eighty per cent of copper and twenty of zinc.

Manufacturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manufacture

Manufacturing (a.) Employed, or chiefly employed, in manufacture; as, a manufacturing community; a manufacturing town.

Manufacturing (a.) Pertaining to manufacture; as, manufacturing projects.

Marechal Niel () A kind of large yellow rose.

Mariposa lily () One of a genus (Calochortus) of tuliplike bulbous herbs with large, and often gaycolored, blossoms. Called also butterfly lily. Most of them are natives of California.

Marmottes oil () A fine oil obtained from the kernel of Prunus brigantiaca. It is used instead of olive or almond oil.

Marsipobranch (n.) One of the Marsipobranchia.

Martel de fer () A weapon resembling a hammer, often having one side of the head pointed; -- used by horsemen in the Middle Ages to break armor.

Martyrization (n.) Act of martyrizing, or state of being martyrized; torture.

Martyrologist (n.) A writer of martyrology; an historian of martyrs.

Marvelousness (n.) The quality or state of being marvelous; wonderfulness; strangeness.

Massoola boat () See Masoola boat.

Materialistic (a.) Alt. of Materialistical

Materializing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Materialize

Mathematician (n.) One versed in mathematics.

Matriculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Matriculate

Matriculation (n.) The act or process of matriculating; the state of being matriculated.

Matrimonially (adv.) In a matrimonial manner.

Naphthalidine (n.) Same as Naphthylamine.

Naphthylamine (n.) One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C10H7.NH2, forming crystal

Napier's rods () A set of rods, made of bone or other material, each divided into nine spaces, and containing the numbers of a column of the multiplication table; -- a contrivance of Baron Napier, the inventor of logarithms, for facilitating the operations of multiplication and division.

Naples yellow () See under Yellow.

Narragansetts (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited the shores of Narragansett Bay.

Narrow-minded (a.) Of narrow mental scope; illiberal; mean.

Nasolachrymal (a.) Connected with the lachrymal apparatus and the nose; as, the nasolachrymal, or lachrymal duct.

Nationalities (pl. ) of Nationality

Nationalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nationalize

Palaeographer (a.) Alt. of Palaeographic

Palaeographic (a.) See Paleographer, Paleographic, etc.

Palatableness (n.) The quality or state of being agreeable to the taste; relish; acceptableness.

Paleobotanist (n.) One versed in paleobotany.

Paleographist (n.) One versed in paleography; a paleographer.

Palindromical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a palindrome.

Palladiumized (imp. & p. p.) of Paladiumize

Palma Christi () A plant (Ricinus communis) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; -- called also castor-oil plant.

Palmatisected (a.) Divided, as a palmate leaf, down to the midrib, so that the parenchyma is interrupted.

Palmidactyles (n. pl.) A group of wading birds having the toes webbed, as the avocet.

Pancratiastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pancratium.

Pandiculation (n.) A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy.

Pansclavonian () See Panslavic, Panslavism, etc.

Panspermatist (n.) Alt. of Panspermist

Panstereorama (n.) A model of a town or country, in relief, executed in wood, cork, pasteboard, or the like.

Pantagruelism (n.) The theory or practice of the medical profession; -- used in burlesque or ridicule.

Pantagruelism (n.) An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose.

Pantheistical (a.) Of or pertaining to pantheism; founded in, or leading to, pantheism.

Pantheologist (n.) One versed in pantheology.

Pantisocratic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pantisocracy.

Papaveraceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Papaveraceae) of which the poppy, the celandine, and the bloodroot are well-known examples.

Papillomatous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, papillomata.

Parabolically (adv.) By way of parable; in a parabolic manner.

Parabolically (adv.) In the form of a parabola.

Parabronchium (n.) One of the branches of an ectobronchium or entobronchium.

Paracentrical (a.) Deviating from circularity; changing the distance from a center.

Paradigmatize (v. t.) To set forth as a model or example.

Paragraphical (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a paragraph or paragraphs.

Paralipomenon (n. pl.) A title given in the Douay Bible to the Books of Chronicles.

Parallactical (a.) Of or pertaining to a parallax.

Parallelistic (a.) Of the nature of a parallelism; involving parallelism.

Parallelogram (n.) A right-

Paramagnetism (n.) Magnetism, as opposed to diamagnetism.

Paranthracene (n.) An inert isomeric modification of anthracene.

Paraphernalia (n. pl.) Something reserved to a wife, over and above her dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her degree.

Paraphernalia (n. pl.) Appendages; ornaments; finery; equipments.

Paraphragmata (pl. ) of Paraphagma

Paraschematic (a.) Of or pertaining to a change from the right form, as in the formation of a word from another by a change of termination, gender, etc.

Parasynthetic (a.) Formed from a compound word.

Parenthetical (a.) Of the nature of a parenthesis; pertaining to, or expressed in, or as in, a parenthesis; as, a parenthetical clause; a parenthetic remark.

Parenthetical (a.) Using or containing parentheses.

Parepididymis (n.) A small body containing convoluted tubules, situated near the epididymis in man and some other animals, and supposed to be a remnant of the anterior part of the Wolffian body.

Parliamentary (a.) Of or pertaining to Parliament; as, parliamentary authority.

Parliamentary (a.) Enacted or done by Parliament; as, a parliamentary act.

Parliamentary (a.) According to the rules and usages of Parliament or of deliberative bodies; as, a parliamentary motion.

Parrot's-bill (n.) The glory pea. See under Glory.

Participantly (adv.) In a participant manner.

Participating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Participate

Participation (n.) The act or state of participating, or sharing in common with others; as, a participation in joy or sorrows.

Participation (n.) Distribution; division into shares.

Participation (n.) community; fellowship; association.

Participative (a.) Capable of participating.

Participially (adv.) In the sense or manner of a participle.

Particularism (n.) A minute description; a detailed statement.

Particularism (n.) The doctrine of particular election.

Particularism (n.) Devotion to the interests of one's own kingdom or province rather than to those of the empire.

Particularist (n.) One who holds to particularism.

Particularity (n.) The state or quality of being particular; distinctiveness; circumstantiality; minuteness in detail.

Particularity (n.) That which is particular

Particularity (n.) Peculiar quality; individual characteristic; peculiarity.

Particularity (n.) Special circumstance; minute detail; particular.

Particularity (n.) Something of special or private concern or interest.

Particularize (v. t.) To give as a particular, or as the particulars; to mention particularly; to give the particulars of; to enumerate or specify in detail.

Particularize (v. i.) To mention or attend to particulars; to give minute details; to be circumstantial; as, to particularize in a narrative.

Partitionment (n.) The act of partitioning.

Party-colored (a.) Alt. of Parti-colored

Parti-colored (a.) Colored with different tints; variegated; as, a party-colored flower.

Pasigraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to pasigraphy.

Passementerie (n.) Beaded embroidery for women's dresses.

Passe partout (n.) That by which one can pass anywhere; a safe-conduct.

Passe partout (n.) A master key; a latchkey.

Passe partout (n.) A light picture frame or mat of cardboard, wood, or the like, usually put between the picture and the glass, and sometimes serving for several pictures.

Paterfamilias (n.) The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an estate; one who is his own master.

Pathognomonic (a.) Specially or decisively characteristic of a disease; indicating with certainty a disease; as, a pathognomonic symptom.

Patriarchship (n.) A patriarchate.

Patrimonially (adv.) By inheritance.

Patrocination (n.) The act of patrocinating or patronizing.

Patronization (n.) The act of patronizing; patronage; support.

Pauperization (n.) The act or process of reducing to pauperism.

Racket-tailed (a.) Having long and spatulate, or racket-shaped, tail feathers.

Radiciflorous (a.) Rhizanthous.

Radius vector () A straight

Radius vector (n.) An ideal straight

Ragman's roll () The rolls of deeds on parchment in which the Scottish nobility and gentry subscribed allegiance to Edward I. of England, A. D. 1296.

Ramollescence (n.) A softening or mollifying.

Randall grass () The meadow fescue (Festuca elatior). See under Grass.

Ratiocination (n.) The process of reasoning, or deducing conclusions from premises; deductive reasoning.

Ratiocinative (a.) Characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison of propositions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative; as, a ratiocinative process.

Ratiocinatory (a.) Ratiocinative.

Rationalistic (a.) Alt. of Rationalistical

Rattle-headed (a.) Noisy; giddy; unsteady.

Saccharifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saccharify

Saccharimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of saccharine matter in any solution, as the juice of a plant, or brewers' and distillers' worts.

Saccharimetry (n.) The act, process or method of determining the amount and kind of sugar present in sirup, molasses, and the like, especially by the employment of polarizing apparatus.

Saccharometer (n.) A saccharimeter.

Saccharomyces (n.) A genus of budding fungi, the various species of which have the power, to a greater or less extent, or splitting up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. They are the active agents in producing fermentation of wine, beer, etc. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called Torula.

Saccholactate (n.) A salt of saccholactic acid; -- formerly called also saccholate.

Sacerdotalism (m.) The system, style, spirit, or character, of a priesthood, or sacerdotal order; devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order.

Sacramentally (adv.) In a sacramental manner.

Sacrificatory (n.) Offering sacrifice.

Saddle-backed (a.) Having the out

Saddle-backed (a.) Having a low back and high neck, as a horse.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Shaped like a saddle.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Bent down at the sides so as to give the upper part a rounded form.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Bent on each side of a mountain or ridge, without being broken at top; -- said of strata.

Salina period () The period in which the American Upper Silurian system, containing the brine-producing rocks of central New York, was formed. See the Chart of Geology.

Salver-shaped (a.) Tubular, with a spreading border. See Hypocraterimorphous.

Sanctifyingly (adv.) In a manner or degree tending to sanctify or make holy.

Sanctiloquent (a.) Discoursing on heavenly or holy things, or in a holy manner.

Sanctimonious (a.) Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly.

Sanctimonious (a.) Making a show of sanctity; affecting saint

Sanguinaceous (n.) Of a blood-red color; sanguine.

Sanguinolency (n.) The state of being sanguinolent, or bloody.

Sans-culottic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, sans-culottism; radical; revolutionary; Jacobinical.

Sarcastically (adv.) In a sarcastic manner.

Sarcophaguses (pl. ) of Sarcophagus

Sarmentaceous (a.) Bearing sarments, or runners, as the strawberry.

Sarsaparillin (n.) See Parillin.

Saunders-blue (n.) A kind of color prepared from calcined lapis lazuli; ultramarine; also, a blue prepared from carbonate of copper.

Saurognathous (a.) Having the bones of the palate arranged as in saurians, the vomer consisting of two lateral halves, as in the woodpeckers (Pici).

Sauropterygia (n. pl.) Same as Plesiosauria.

Tables d'hote (pl. ) of Table d'hote

Tablespoonful (n.) As much as a tablespoon will hold; enough to fill a tablespoon. It is usually reckoned as one half of a fluid ounce, or four fluid drams.

Tampico fiber () Alt. of fibre

Tantalization (n.) The act of tantalizing, or state of being tantalized.

Tantalizingly (adv.) In a tantalizing or teasing manner.

Tautochronous (a.) Occupying the same time; pertaining to, or having the properties of, a tautochrone.

Tautologizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tautologize

Tautophonical (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, tautophony; repeating the same sound.

Vaginopennous (a.) Having elytra; sheath-winged.

Valedictorian (n.) One who pronounces a valedictory address; especially, in American colleges, the student who pronounces the valedictory of the graduating class at the annual commencement, usually the student who ranks first in scholarship.

Valedictories (pl. ) of Valedictory

Vascularities (pl. ) of Vascularity

Vasoformative (a.) Concerned in the development and formation of blood vessels and blood corpuscles; as, the vasoformative cells.

Vaunt-courier (n.) See Van-courier.

Washingtonian (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, George Washington; as, a Washingtonian policy.

Washingtonian (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, a temperance society and movement started in Baltimore in 1840 on the principle of total abstinence.

Washingtonian (n.) A member of the Washingtonian Society.

Water bailiff () An officer of the customs, whose duty it is to search vessels.

Water ballast () Water confined in specially constructed compartments in a vessel's hold, to serve as ballast.

Water battery () A voltaic battery in which the exciting fluid is water.

Water battery () A battery nearly on a level with the water.

Water bellows () Same as Tromp.

Water boatman () A boat bug.

Water buffalo () The European buffalo.

Water caltrop () The water chestnut.

Water chicken () The common American gallinule.

Water deerlet () See Water chevrotain.

Water feather () Alt. of Water feather-foil

Water flannel () A floating mass formed in pools by the entangled filaments of a European fresh-water alga (Cladophora crispata).

Water gilding () The act, or the process, of gilding metallic surfaces by covering them with a thin coating of amalgam of gold, and then volatilizing the mercury by heat; -- called also wash gilding.

Water hemlock () A poisonous umbelliferous plant (Cicuta virosa) of Europe; also, any one of several plants of that genus.

Water hemlock () A poisonous plant (/nanthe crocata) resembling the above.

Water lettuce () A plant (Pistia stratiotes) which floats on tropical waters, and forms a rosette of spongy, wedge-shaped leaves.

Water measure () A measure formerly used for articles brought by water, as coals, oysters, etc. The water-measure bushel was three gallons larger than the Winchester bushel.

Water milfoil () Any plant of the genus Myriophyllum, aquatic herbs with whorled leaves, the submersed ones pinnately parted into capillary divisions.

Water monitor () A very large lizard (Varanaus salvator) native of India. It frequents the borders of streams and swims actively. It becomes five or six feet long. Called also two-banded monitor, and kabaragoya. The name is also applied to other aquatic monitors.

Water murrain () A kind of murrain affecting cattle.

Water opossum () See Yapock, and the Note under Opossum.

Water parsnip () Any plant of the aquatic umbelliferous genus Sium, poisonous herbs with pinnate or dissected leaves and small white flowers.

Water pitcher () A pitcher for water.

Water pitcher () One of a family of plants having pitcher-shaped leaves. The sidesaddle flower (Sarracenia purpurea) is the type.

Waterproofing (n.) The act or process of making waterproof.

Waterproofing (n.) Same as Waterproof, n., 1.

Water rattler () The diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus); -- so called from its preference for damp places near water.

Water-retting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Water-ret

Water-rotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Water-rot

Water soldier () An aquatic European plant (Stratiotes aloides) with bayonet-shaped leaves.

Water spaniel () A curly-haired breed of spaniels, naturally very fond of the water.

Water sparrow () The reed warbler.

Water sparrow () The reed bunting.

Water spinner () The water spider.

Water trefoil () The buck bean.

Water wagtail () See under Wagtail.

Xanthocarpous (a.) Having yellow fruit.

Xanthodontous (a.) Having yellow teeth.

Xanthoproteic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, xanthoprotein; showing the characters of xanthoprotein; as, xanthoproteic acid; the xanthoproteic reaction for albumin.

Xanthoprotein (n.) A yellow acid substance formed by the action of hot nitric acid on albuminous or proteid matter. It is changed to a deep orange-yellow color by the addition of ammonia.

Xanthopuccine (n.) One of three alkaloids found in the root of the yellow puccoon (Hydrastis Canadensis). It is a yellow crystal

Xanthorhamnin (n.) A glucoside extracted from Persian berries as a yellow crystal

Yankee-Doodle (n.) The name of a tune adopted popularly as one of the national airs of the United States.

Yankee-Doodle (n.) Humorously, a Yankee.

Zante currant () A kind of seedless grape or raisin; -- so called from Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.

Zarathustrian (a.) Alt. of Zarathustric

Zarathustrism (n.) See Zoroastrianism.

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