13 letter words whose second letter is O

Bojanus organ () A glandular organ of bivalve mollusca, serving in part as a kidney.

Bona peritura () Perishable goods.

Booking clerk () A clerk who registers passengers, baggage, etc., for conveyance, as by railway or steamship, or who sells passage tickets at a booking office.

Boraginaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a family of plants (Boraginaceae) which includes the borage, heliotrope, beggar's lice, and many pestiferous plants.

Boroglyceride (n.) A compound of boric acid and glycerin, used as an antiseptic.

Boroughholder (n.) A headborough; a borsholder.

Boroughmaster (n.) The mayor, governor, or bailiff of a borough.

Boroughmonger (n.) One who buys or sells the parliamentary seats of boroughs.

Boustrophedon (n.) An ancient mode of writing, in alternate directions, one

Bow-compasses (pl. ) of Bow-compass

Coadjutorship (n.) The state or office of a coadjutor; joint assistance.

Coagmentation (n.) The act of joining, or the state of being joined, together; union.

Coagulability (n.) The quality of being coagulable; capacity of being coagulated.

Cobaltiferous (a.) Containing cobalt.

Cobelligerent (a.) Carrying on war in conjunction with another power.

Cobelligerent (n.) A nation or state that carries on war in connection with another.

Coccobacteria (pl. ) of Coccobacterium

Cochineal fig () A plant of Central and Southern America, of the Cactus family, extensively cultivated for the sake of the cochineal insect, which lives on it.

Coelospermous (a.) Hollow-seeded; having the ventral face of the seedlike carpels incurved at the ends, as in coriander seed.

Cognomination (n.) A cognomen or surname.

Coinheritance (n.) Joint inheritance.

Coinquination (n.) Defilement.

Collaborateur (n.) See Collaborator.

Collaboration (n.) The act of working together; united labor.

Colleagueship (n.) Partnership in office.

Collectedness (n.) A collected state of the mind; self-possession.

Collectorship (n.) The office of a collector of customs or of taxes.

Colloquialism (n.) A colloquial expression, not employed in formal discourse or writing.

Colloquialize (v. t.) To make colloquial and familiar; as, to colloquialize one's style of writing.

Cologne earth () An earth of a deep brown color, containing more vegetable than mineral matter; an earthy variety of lignite, or brown coal.

Columbatz fly () See Buffalo fly, under Buffalo.

Columbiferous (a.) Producing or containing columbium.

Columelliform (a.) Shaped like a little column, or columella.

Combativeness (n.) The quality of being combative; propensity to contend or to quarrel.

Combativeness (n.) A cranial development supposed to indicate a combative disposition.

Comet- seeker (n.) A telescope of low power, having a large field of view, used for finding comets.

Cometographer (n.) One who describes or writes about comets.

Commandership (n.) The office of a commander.

Commeasurable (a.) Having the same measure; commensurate; proportional.

Commemorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commemorate

Commemoration (n.) The act of commemorating; an observance or celebration designed to honor the memory of some person or event.

Commemoration (n.) Whatever serves the purpose of commemorating; a memorial.

Commemorative (a.) Tending or intended to commemorate.

Commemoratory (a.) Serving to commemorate; commemorative.

Commensurable (a.) Having a common measure; capable of being exactly measured by the same number, quantity, or measure.

Commensurably (adv.) In a commensurable manner; so as to be commensurable.

Commensurated (imp. & p. p.) of Commensurate

Commentitious (a.) Fictitious or imaginary; unreal; as, a commentitious system of religion.

Commercialism (n.) The commercial spirit or method.

Commiserating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commiserate

Commiseration (n.) The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.

Commiserative (a.) Feeling or expressing commiseration.

Commissioning (p. pr & vb. n.) of Commission

Commissionary (a.) Of, pertaining to, or conferring, a commission; conferred by a commission or warrant.

Commissionate (v. t.) To commission

Communalistic (a.) Pertaining to communalism.

Communicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Communicate

Communication (n.) The act or fact of communicating; as, communication of smallpox; communication of a secret.

Communication (n.) Intercourse by words, letters, or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means; conference; correspondence.

Communication (n.) Association; company.

Communication (n.) Means of communicating; means of passing from place to place; a connecting passage; connection.

Communication (n.) That which is communicated or imparted; intelligence; news; a verbal or written message.

Communication (n.) Participation in the Lord's supper.

Communication (n.) A trope, by which a speaker assumes that his hearer is a partner in his sentiments, and says we, instead of I or you.

Communicative (a.) Inc

Communicatory (a.) Imparting knowledge or information.

Commutability (n.) The quality of being commutable.

Compactedness (n.) A state of being compact.

Compagination (n.) Union of parts; structure.

Companionable (a.) Fitted to be a companion; fit for good fellowship; agreeable; sociable.

Companionless (a.) Without a companion.

Companionship (n.) Fellowship; association; the act or fact of keeping company with any one.

Comparatively (adv.) According to estimate made by comparison; relatively; not positively or absolutely.

Compassionate (a.) Having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful.

Compassionate (a.) Complaining; inviting pity; pitiable.

Compassionate (v. t.) To have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to sympathize with.

Compatibility (n.) The quality or power of being compatible or congruous; congruity; as, a compatibility of tempers; a compatibility of properties.

Compatriotism (n.) The condition of being compatriots.

Compendiously (adv.) In a compendious manner.

Complacential (a.) Marked by, or causing, complacence.

Complementary (a.) Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers.

Complementary (n.) One skilled in compliments.

Complexedness (n.) The quality or state of being complex or involved; complication.

Complexionary (a.) Pertaining to the complexion, or to the care of it.

Complimentary (a.) Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a compliment; as, a complimentary remark; a complimentary ticket.

Complutensian (a.) Of or pertaining to Complutum (now Alcala de Henares) a city near Madrid; as, the Complutensian Bible.

Comprehending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comprehend

Comprehension (n.) The act of comprehending, containing, or comprising; inclusion.

Comprehension (n.) That which is comprehended or inclosed within narrow limits; a summary; an epitome.

Comprehension (n.) The capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; the power, act, or process of grasping with the intellect; perception; understanding; as, a comprehension of abstract principles.

Comprehension (n.) The complement of attributes which make up the notion signified by a general term.

Comprehension (n.) A figure by which the name of a whole is put for a part, or that of a part for a whole, or a definite number for an indefinite.

Comprehensive (a.) Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.

Comprehensive (a.) Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.

Comprehensive (a.) Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups.

Compromitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compromit

Comprovincial (a.) Belonging to, or associated in, the same province.

Comprovincial (n.) One who belongs to the same province.

Compsognathus (n.) A genus of Dinosauria found in the Jurassic formation, and remarkable for having several birdlike features.

Concameration (n.) An arch or vault.

Concameration (n.) A chamber of a multilocular shell.

Concatenating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concatenate

Concatenation (n.) A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.

Conceitedness (n.) The state of being conceited; conceit; vanity.

Concentrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concentrate

Concentration (n.) The act or process of concentrating; the process of becoming concentrated, or the state of being concentrated; concentration.

Concentration (n.) The act or process of reducing the volume of a liquid, as by evaporation.

Concentration (n.) The act or process of removing the dress of ore and of reducing the valuable part to smaller compass, as by currents of air or water.

Concentrative (a.) Serving or tending to concentrate; characterized by concentration.

Concentricity (n.) The state of being concentric.

Conceptualism (n.) A theory, intermediate between realism and nominalism, that the mind has the power of forming for itself general conceptions of individual or single objects.

Conceptualist (n.) One who maintains the theory of conceptualism.

Concessionist (n.) One who favors concession.

Conchological (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, conchology.

Concho-spiral (n.) A kind of spiral curve found in certain univalve shells.

Conchylaceous (a.) Alt. of Conchyliaceous

Conchyliology (n.) See Conchologist, and Conchology.

Concomitantly (adv.) In company with others; unitedly; concurrently.

Concretionary (a.) Pertaining to, or formed by, concretion or aggregation; producing or containing concretions.

Concubinarian (a. & n.) Concubinary.

Concubinaries (pl. ) of Concubinary

Concupiscence (n.) Sexual lust; morbid carnal passion.

Concupiscible (a.) Exciting to, or liable to be affected by, concupiscence; provoking lustful desires.

Concupiscible (a.) Exciting desire, good or evil.

Condescending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condescend

Condescension (n.) The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors.

Conditionally (adv.) In a conditional manner; subject to a condition or conditions; not absolutely or positively.

Conducibility (n.) The state or quality of being conducible; conducibleness.

Conduciveness (n.) The quality of conducing.

Confabulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confabulate

Confabulation (n.) Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.

Confabulatory (a.) Of the nature of familiar talk; in the form of a dialogue.

Confarreation (n.) A form of marriage among the Romans, in which an offering of bread was made, in presence of the high priest and at least ten witnesses.

Confectionary (n.) A confectioner.

Confectionary (a.) Prepared as a confection.

Confectionery (n.) Sweetmeats, in general; things prepared and sold by a confectioner; confections; candies.

Confectionery (n.) A place where candies, sweetmeats, and similar things are made or sold.

Confederacies (pl. ) of Confederacy

Confederating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confederate

Confederation (n.) The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.

Confederation (n.) The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.

Confederative (a.) Of or pertaining to a confederation.

Confervaceous (a.) Belonging to the confervae.

Confessionary (n.) A confessional.

Confessionary (a.) Pertaining to auricular confession; as, a confessionary litany.

Confessionist (n.) One professing a certain faith.

Confessorship (n.) The act or state of suffering persecution for religious faith.

Confidentness (n.) The quality of being confident.

Configuration (n.) Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing' shape; figure.

Configuration (n.) Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.

Confirmedness (n.) A fixed state.

Conflagration (n.) A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.

Confraternity (n.) A society of body of men united for some purpose, or in some profession; a brotherhood.

Confrontation (n.) Act of confrontating.

Confusability (n.) Capability of being confused.

Congealedness (n.) The state of being congealed.

Congenialness (n.) Congeniality.

Conglaciation (n.) The act or process of changing into ice, or the state of being converted to ice; a freezing; congelation; also, a frost.

Conglomerated (imp. & p. p.) of Conglomerate

Conglutinated (imp. & p. p.) of Conglutinate

Congratulated (imp. & p. p.) of Congratulate

Congratulator (n.) One who offers congratulation.

Congressional (a.) Of or pertaining to a congress, especially, to the Congress of the United States; as, congressional debates.

Conjecturable (a.) Capable of being conjectured or guessed.

Conjecturally (n.) That which depends upon guess; guesswork.

Conjecturally (adv.) In a conjectural manner; by way of conjecture.

Conjugational (a.) relating to conjugation.

Conjunctional (a.) Relating to a conjunction.

Conjunctively (adv.) In conjunction or union; together.

Connaturality (n.) Participation of the same nature; natural union or connection.

Connaturalize (v. t.) To bring to the same nature as something else; to adapt.

Conning tower (n.) The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.

Connotatively (adv.) In a connotative manner; expressing connotation.

Connumeration (n.) A reckoning together.

Connutritious (a.) Nutritious by force of habit; -- said of certain kinds of food.

Consanguineal (a.) Of the same blood; related by birth.

Consanguinity (n.) The relation of persons by blood, in distinction from affinity or relation by marriage; blood relationship; as,

Conscientious (a.) Influenced by conscience; governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong; -- said of a person.

Conscientious (a.) Characterized by a regard to conscience; conformed to the dictates of conscience; -- said of actions.

Consciousness (n.) The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.

Consciousness (n.) Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention.

Consciousness (n.) Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence.

Consectaneous (a.) Following as a matter of course.

Consecutively (adv.) In a consecutive manner; by way of sequence; successively.

Consentaneity (n.) Mutual agreement.

Consentaneous (a.) Consistent; agreeable; suitable; accordant to; harmonious; concurrent.

Consequencing (n.) Drawing inference.

Consequential (a.) Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference; consequent.

Consequential (a.) Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending to importance; pompous; self-important; as, a consequential man. See Consequence, n., 4.

Conservatoire (n.) A public place of instruction in any special branch, esp. music and the arts. [See Conservatory, 3].

Consideration (n.) The act or process of considering; continuous careful thought; examination; contemplation; deliberation; attention.

Consideration (n.) Attentive respect; appreciative regard; -- used especially in diplomatic or stately correspondence.

Consideration (n.) Thoughtful or sympathetic regard or notice.

Consideration (n.) Claim to notice or regard; some degree of importance or consequence.

Consideration (n.) The result of delibration, or of attention and examonation; matured opinion; a reflection; as, considerations on the choice of a profession.

Consideration (n.) That which is, or should be, taken into account as a ground of opinion or action; motive; reason.

Consideration (n.) The cause which moves a contracting party to enter into an agreement; the material cause of a contract; the price of a stripulation; compensation; equivalent.

Considerative (a.) Considerate; careful; thoughtful.

Consideringly (adv.) With consideration or deliberation.

Consimilitude (n.) Alt. of Consimility

Consolidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consolidate

Consolidation (n.) The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.

Consolidation (n.) To organic cohesion of different circled in a flower; adnation.

Consolidation (n.) The combination of several actions into one.

Consolidative (a.) Tending or having power to consolidate; healing.

Consonantness (n.) The quality or condition of being consonant, agreeable, or consistent.

Conspissation (n.) A making thick or viscous; thickness; inspissation.

Conspurcation (n.) The act of defiling; defilement; pollution.

Constableship (n.) The office or functions of a constable.

Constablewick (n.) The district to which a constable's power is limited.

Constellation (n.) A cluster or group of fixed stars, or dvision of the heavens, designated in most cases by the name of some animal, or of some mythologial personage, within whose imaginary out

Constellation (n.) An assemblage of splendors or excellences.

Constellation (n.) Fortune; fate; destiny.

Consternation (n.) Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection; terror, combined with amazement; dismay.

Constrainable (a.) Capable of being constrained; liable to constraint, or to restraint.

Constrainedly (adv.) By constraint or compulsion; in a constrained manner.

Constraintive (a.) Constraining; compulsory.

Construprated (imp. & p. p.) of Constuprate

Constuprating (p. p. & vb. n.) of Constuprate

Constupration (n.) The act of ravishing; violation; defilement.

Consuetudinal (a.) According to custom; customary; usual.

Consumptively (adv.) In a way tending to or indication consumption.

Contaminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contaminate

Contamination (n.) The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.

Contemplating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contemplate

Contemplation (n.) The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.

Contemplation (n.) Holy meditation.

Contemplation (n.) The act of looking forward to an event as about to happen; expectation; the act of intending or purposing.

Contemplatist (n.) A contemplator.

Contemplative (a.) Pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in, contemplation; meditative.

Contemplative (a.) Having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative faculties.

Contemplative (n.) A religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity.

Conterminable (a.) Having the same bounds; terminating at the same time or place; conterminous.

Conterraneous (a.) Of or belonging to the same country.

Contingencies (pl. ) of Contingency

Contertionist (n.) One who makes or practices contortions.

Contourniated (a.) Having furrowed edges, as if turned in a lathe.

Contrabandism (n.) Traffic in contraband goods; smuggling.

Contrabandist (n.) One who traffics illegally; a smuggler.

Contractility (n.) The quality or property by which bodies shrink or contract.

Contractility (n.) The power possessed by the fibers of living muscle of contracting or shortening.

Contradicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contradict

Contradiction (n.) An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary declaration; gainsaying.

Contradiction (n.) Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent.

Contradictive (a.) Contradictory; inconsistent.

Contradictory (a.) Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.

Contradictory (a.) Opposing or opposed; repugnant.

Contradictory (n.) A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety.

Contradictory (n.) propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity.

Contrafagetto (n.) The double bassoon, an octave deeper than the bassoon.

Contrafissure (n.) A fissure or fracture on the side opposite to that which received the blow, or at some distance from it.

Contranatural (a.) Opposed to or against nature; unnatural.

Contrapuntist (n.) One skilled in counterpoint.

Contrariantly (adv.) Contrarily.

Contrarieties (pl. ) of Contrariety

Contrariously (adv.) Contrarily; oppositely.

Contravention (n.) The act of contravening; opposition; obstruction; transgression; violation.

Contraversion (n.) A turning to the opposite side; antistrophe.

Contributable (a.) Capable of being contributed.

Controversary (a.) Controversial.

Controversial (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, controversy;

Controversion (n.) Act of controverting; controversy.

Controversies (pl. ) of Controversy

Controverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Controvert

Controvertist (n.) One skilled in or given to controversy; a controversialist.

Convalescence (n.) Alt. of Convalescency

Convalescency (n.) The recovery of heath and strength after disease; the state of a body renewing its vigor after sickness or weakness; the time between the subsidence of a disease and complete restoration to health.

Convallamarin (n.) A white, crystal

Conventicling (a.) Belonging or going to, or resembling, a conventicle.

Conventionary (a.) Acting under contract; settled by express agreement; as, conventionary tenants.

Conventionist (n.) One who enters into a convention, covenant, or contract.

Conversazioni (pl. ) of Conversazi-one

Convexo-plane (a.) Convex on one side, and flat on the other; plano-convex.

Convicinities (pl. ) of Convicinity

Convocational (a.) Of or pertaining to a convocation.

Convulsionary (a.) Pertaining to convulsion; convulsive.

Convulsionary (n.) A convulsionist.

Convulsionist (n.) One who has convulsions; esp., one of a body of fanatics in France, early in the eighteenth century, who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion; as, the Convulsionists of St. Medard.

Coparcenaries (pl. ) of Coparcenary

Copartnership (n.) The state of being a copartner or of having a joint interest in any matter.

Copartnership (n.) A partnership or firm; as, A. and B. have this day formed a copartnership.

Copper-nickel (n.) Niccolite.

Coralliferous (a.) Containing or producing coral.

Coralligenous (a.) producing coral; coralligerous; coralliferous.

Coralligerous (a.) Producing coral; coralliferous.

Co-respondent (n.) One who is called upon to answer a summons or other proceeding jointly with another.

Cornification (n.) Conversion into, or formation of, horn; a becoming like horn.

Corni Inglesi (pl. ) of Corno Inglese

Corno Inglese () A reed instrument, related to the oboe, but deeper in pitch; the English horn.

Cornu Ammonis () A fossil shell, curved like a ram's horn; an obsolete name for an ammonite.

Corollifloral (a.) Alt. of Corolliflorous

Corporalities (pl. ) of Corporality

Corporealness (n.) Corporeality; corporeity.

Corpora lutea (pl. ) of Corpus

Correlatively (adv.) In a correlative relation.

Corresponding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Correspond

Correspondent (a.) Suitable; adapted; fit; corresponding; congruous; conformable; in accord or agreement; obedient; willing.

Correspondent (n.) One with whom intercourse is carried on by letter.

Correspondent (n.) One who communicates information, etc., by letter or telegram to a newspaper or periodical.

Correspondent (n.) One who carries on commercial intercourse by letter or telegram with a person or firm at a distance.

Corresponding (a.) Answering; conformable; agreeing; suiting; as, corresponding numbers.

Corresponding (a.) Carrying on intercourse by letters.

Corresponsive (a.) Corresponding; conformable; adapted.

Corrigibility (n.) Quality of being corrigible; capability of being corrected; corrigibleness.

Corroborating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corroborate

Corroboration (n.) The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information.

Corroboration (n.) That which corroborates.

Corroborative (a.) Tending to strengthen of confirm.

Corroborative (n.) A medicine that strengthens; a corroborant.

Corroboratory (a.) Tending to strengthen; corroborative; as, corroboratory facts.

Corrodibility (n.) The quality of being corrodible.

Corrosibility (n.) Corrodibility.

Corruptionist (n.) One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption.

Corticiferous (a.) Producing bark or something that resembling that resembles bark.

Corticiferous (a.) Having a barklike c/nenchyms.

Corymbiferous (a.) Bearing corymbs of flowers or fruit.

Cosignitaries (pl. ) of Cosignitary

Cosmographies (pl. ) of Cosmography

Cosmopolitism (n.) The condition or character of a cosmopolite; disregard of national or local peculiarities and prejudices.

Costal-nerved (a.) Having the nerves spring from the midrib.

Costardmonger (n.) A costermonger.

Cotemporaries (pl. ) of Cotemporary

Counselorship (n.) The function and rank or office of a counselor.

Countenancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countenance

Counteracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counteract

Counteraction (n.) Action in opposition; hindrance resistance.

Counteractive (a.) Tending to counteract.

Counteractive (n.) One who, or that which, counteracts.

Counter brace () The brace of the fore-topsail on the leeward side of a vessel.

Counter brace () A brace, in a framed structure, which resists a strain of a character opposite to that which a main brace is designed to receive.

Countercaster (n.) A caster of accounts; a reckoner; a bookkeeper; -- used contemptuously.

Counterchange (v. t.) To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.

Counterchange (v. t.) To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging. See Counterchaged, a., 2.

Counterchange (n.) Exchange; reciprocation.

Countercharge (n.) An opposing charge.

Counterfeited (imp. & p. p.) of Counterfeit

Counterfeiter (n.) One who counterfeits; one who copies or imitates; especially, one who copies or forges bank notes or coin; a forger.

Counterfeiter (n.) One who assumes a false appearance or semblance; one who makes false pretenses.

Counterfeitly (adv.) By forgery; falsely.

Counterfleury (a.) Counterflory.

Counterjumper (n.) A salesman in a shop; a shopman; -- used contemptuously.

Countermanded (imp. & p. p.) of Countermand

Countermining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countermine

Countermuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countermure

Counterpoised (imp. & p. p.) of Counterpoise

Counterproved (imp. & p. p.) of Counterprove

Countersealed (imp. & p. p.) of Counterseal

Countersecure (v. t.) To give additional security to or for.

Countersigned (imp. & p. p.) of Countersign

Counterstroke (n.) A stroke or blow in return.

Counter tenor () One of the middle parts in music, between the tenor and the treble; high tenor.

Countervailed (imp. & p. p.) of Countervail

Countinghouse (v.) Alt. of Countingroom

Countourhouse (n.) A merchant's office; a countinghouse.

Countretaille (n.) A counter tally; correspondence (in sound).

Country-dance (n.) See Contradance.

Couple-beggar (n.) One who makes it his business to marry beggars to each other.

Couple-closes (pl. ) of Couple-close

Courteousness (n.) The quality of being courteous; politeness; courtesy.

Courtesanship (n.) Harlotry.

Court-martial (n.) A court consisting of military or naval officers, for the trial of one belonging to the army or navy, or of offenses against military or naval law.

Court-martial (v. t.) To subject to trial by a court-martial.

Court-plaster (n.) Sticking plaster made by coating taffeta or silk on one side with some adhesive substance, commonly a mixture of isinglass and glycerin.

Cousin-german (n.) A first cousin. See Note under Cousin, 1.

Coversed sine () The versed sine of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

Domestication (n.) The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals.

Domiciliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domiciliate

Domiciliation (n.) The act of domiciliating; permanent residence; inhabitancy.

Do-nothingism (n.) Alt. of Do-nothingness

Dormer window (n.) A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.

Double-acting (a.) Acting or operating in two directions or with both motions; producing a twofold result; as, a double-acting engine or pump.

Double-banked (a.) Applied to a kind of rowing in which the rowers sit side by side in twos, a pair of oars being worked from each bank or thwart.

Double-charge (v. t.) To load with a double charge, as of gunpowder.

Double-charge (v. t.) To overcharge.

Double dealer () One who practices double dealing; a deceitful, trickish person.

Double-decker (n.) A man-of-war having two gun decks.

Double-decker (n.) A public conveyance, as a street car, with seats on the roof.

Double-handed (a.) Having two hands.

Double-handed (a.) Deceitful; deceptive.

Double-headed (a.) Having two heads; bicipital.

Doublehearted (a.) Having a false heart; deceitful; treacherous.

Double-milled (a.) Twice milled or fulled, to render more compact or fine; -- said of cloth; as, double-milled kerseymere.

Double-ripper (n.) A kind of coasting sled, made of two sleds fastened together with a board, one before the other.

Double-tongue (n.) Deceit; duplicity.

Dough-kneaded (a.) Like dough; soft.

Dousing-chock (n.) One of several pieces fayed across the apron and lapped in the knightheads, or inside planking above the upper deck.

Foolhardihood (n.) The state of being foolhardy; foolhardiness.

Foolhardiness (n.) Courage without sense or judgment; foolish rashness; recklessness.

Fool-largesse (n.) Foolish expenditure; waste.

Foredetermine (v. t.) To determine or decree beforehand.

Foreknowa-ble (a.) That may be foreknown.

Foreknowingly (adv.) With foreknowledge.

Foreknowledge (n.) Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience.

Forementioned (a.) Mentioned before; already cited; aforementioned.

Forepossessed (a.) Holding or held formerly in possession.

Forepossessed (a.) Preoccupied; prepossessed; preengaged.

Forgetfulness (n.) The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind.

Forgetfulness (n.) Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.

Forgetfulness (n.) Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention; as, forgetfulness of duty.

Forget-me-not (n.) A small herb, of the genus Myosotis (M. palustris, incespitosa, etc.), bearing a beautiful blue flower, and extensively considered the emblem of fidelity.

Formidability (n.) Formidableness.

Formularistic (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, formularization.

Formulization (n.) The act or process of reducing to a formula; the state of being formulized.

Fortification (n.) The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy.

Fortification (n.) That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle.

Fortitudinous (a.) Having fortitude; courageous.

Fortunateness (n.) The condition or quality of being fortunate; good luck; success; happiness.

Fossiliferous (a.) Containing or composed of fossils.

Fossilization (n.) The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil.

Four-cornered (a.) Having four corners or angles.

Goniometrical (a.) Pertaining to, or determined by means of, a goniometer; trigonometric.

Gonoblastidia (pl. ) of Gonoblastidium

Good-tempered (a.) Having a good temper; not easily vexed. See Good-natured.

Gossaniferous (a.) Containing or producing gossan.

Governability (n.) Governableness.

Hobbyhorsical (n.) Pertaining to, or having, a hobby or whim; eccentric; whimsical.

Hollow-horned (a.) Having permanent horns with a bony core, as cattle.

Holometabolic (a.) Having a complete metamorphosis;-said of certain insects, as the butterflies and bees.

Holophanerous (a.) Same as Holometabolic.

Holostomatous (a.) Having an entire aperture; -- said of many univalve shells.

Homalographic (a.) Same as Homolographic.

Home-dwelling (a.) Keeping at home.

Home-speaking (n.) Direct, forcible, and effective speaking.

Homocategoric (a.) Belonging to the same category of individuality; -- a morphological term applied to organisms so related.

Homoeomerical (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, sameness of parts; receiving or advocating the doctrine of homogeneity of elements or first principles.

Homoeopathist (n.) Alt. of Homoeopathy

Homoeothermal (a.) See Homoiothermal.

Homogangliate (a.) Having the ganglia of the nervous system symmetrically arranged, as in certain invertebrates; -- opposed to heterogangliate.

Homoiothermal (a.) Maintaining a uniform temperature; haematothermal; homothermic; -- applied to warm-bodied animals, because they maintain a nearly uniform temperature in spite of the great variations in the surrounding air; in distinct from the cold-blooded (poikilothermal) animals, whose body temperature follows the variations in temperature of the surrounding medium.

Homologoumena (n. pl.) Those books of the New Testament which were acknowledged as canonical by the early church; -- distinguished from antilegomena.

Homolographic (a.) Preserving the mutual relations of parts, especially as to size and form; maintaining relative proportion.

Honey-mouthed (a.) Soft to sweet in speech; persuasive.

Honey-tongued (a.) Sweet speaking; persuasive; seductive.

Honorableness (n.) The state of being honorable; eminence; distinction.

Honorableness (n.) Conformity to the principles of honor, probity, or moral rectitude; fairness; uprightness; reputableness.

Hoodman-blind (n.) An old term for blindman's buff.

Hood moulding () A projecting molding over the head of an arch, forming the outermost member of the archivolt; -- called also hood mold.

Hooke's joint () A universal joint. See under Universal.

Horizontality (n.) The state or quality of being horizontal.

Horrification (n.) That which causes horror.

Horripilation (n.) A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chil

Horror-struck (a.) Horror-stricken; horrified.

Horticultural (a.) Of or pertaining to horticulture, or the culture of gardens or orchards.

Hortus siccus () A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved, and arranged systematically; an herbarium.

Hospitalities (pl. ) of Hospitality

Housebreaking (n.) The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See Burglary, and To break a house, under Break.

Houselessness (n.) The state of being houseless.

Johnson grass () A tall perennial grass (Sorghum Halepense), valuable in the Southern and Western States for pasture and hay. The rootstocks are large and juicy and are eagerly sought by swine. Called also Cuba grass, Means grass, Evergreen millet, and Arabian millet.

Johnsonianism (n.) A manner of acting or of writing peculiar to, or characteristic of, Dr. Johnson.

Jollification (n.) A merrymaking; noisy festivity.

Journey-bated (a.) Worn out with journeying.

Lock hospital () A hospital for the treatment of venereal diseases.

Logarithmetic (a.) Alt. of Logarithmetical

Logarithmical (a.) Of or pertaining to logarithms; consisting of logarithms.

Logographical (a.) Of or pertaining to logography.

Lombard-house (n.) Alt. of Lombar-house

Long-breathed (a.) Having the power of retaining the breath for a long time; long-winded.

Longiloquence (n.) Long-windedness.

Looking-glass (n.) A mirror made of glass on which has been placed a backing of some reflecting substance, as quicksilver.

Lophobranchii (n. pl.) An order of teleostean fishes, having the gills arranged in tufts on the branchial arches, as the Hippocampus and pipefishes.

Love-sickness (n.) The state of being love-sick.

Low-churchism (n.) The principles of the low-church party.

Low-churchman (n.) One who holds low-church principles.

Low-thoughted (a.) Having one's thoughts directed toward mean or insignificant subjects.

Moderatorship (n.) The office of a moderator.

Modernization (n.) The act of rendering modern in style; the act or process of causing to conform to modern of thinking or acting.

Modifiability (n.) Capability of being modified; state or quality of being modifiable.

Mohammedanism (n.) Alt. of Mohammedism

Mohammedanize (v. t.) Alt. of Mohammedize

Mollification (n.) The act of mollifying, or the state of being mollified; a softening.

Momentariness (n.) The state or quality of being momentary; shortness of duration.

Monocephalous (a.) Having a solitary head; -- said of unbranched composite plants.

Monochromatic (a.) Consisting of one color, or presenting rays of light of one color only.

Monocotyledon (n.) A plant with only one cotyledon, or seed lobe.

Monodactylous (a.) Having but one finger or claw.

Monogrammatic (a.) Monogrammic.

Monographical (a.) Of or pertaining to a monograph, or to a monography; as, a monographic writing; a monographic picture.

Monometallism (n.) The legalized use of one metal only, as gold, or silver, in the standard currency of a country, or as a standard of money values. See Bimetallism.

Monometallist (n.) One who believes in monometallism as opposed to bimetallism, etc.

Monophthongal (a.) Consisting of, or pertaining to, a monophthong.

Monopolylogue (n.) An exhibition in which an actor sustains many characters.

Monospherical (a.) Consisting of one sphere only.

Monosulphuret (n.) See Monosulphide.

Monosyllabism (n.) The state of consisting of monosyllables, or having a monosyllabic form; frequent occurrence of monosyllables.

Monosyllabled (a.) Formed into, or consisting of, monosyllables.

Monosymmetric (a.) Alt. of Monosymmetrical

Monothalamous (a.) One-chambered.

Monothelitism (n.) The doctrine of the Monothelites.

Monotrematous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monotremata.

Monsel's salt () A basic sulphate of iron; -- so named from Monsel, a Frenchman.

Monstrosities (pl. ) of Monstrosity

Monstrousness (n.) The state or quality of being monstrous, unusual, extraordinary.

Mont de piete () One of certain public pawnbroking establishments which originated in Italy in the 15th century, the object of which was to lend money at a low rate of interest to poor people in need; -- called also mount of piety. The institution has been adopted in other countries, as in Spain and France. See Lombard-house.

Morning-glory (n.) A climbing plant (Ipomoea purpurea) having handsome, funnel-shaped flowers, usually red, pink, purple, white, or variegated, sometimes pale blue. See Dextrorsal.

Morphological (a.) Of, pertaining to, or according to, the principles of morphology.

Mortification (n.) The act of mortifying, or the condition of being mortified

Mortification (n.) The death of one part of an animal body, while the rest continues to live; loss of vitality in some part of a living animal; gangrene.

Mortification (n.) Destruction of active qualities; neutralization.

Mortification (n.) Subjection of the passions and appetites, by penance, absistence, or painful severities inflicted on the body.

Mortification (n.) Hence: Deprivation or depression of self-approval; abatement or pride; humiliation; chagrin; vexation.

Mortification (n.) That which mortifies; the cause of humiliation, chagrin, or vexation.

Mortification (n.) A gift to some charitable or religious institution; -- nearly synonymous with mortmain.

Mortifiedness (n.) The state of being mortified; humiliation; subjection of the passions.

Mother-in-law (n.) The mother of one's husband or wife.

Motley-minded (a.) Having a mind of a jester; foolish.

Mountebankery (n.) The practices of a mountebank; quackery; boastful and vain pretenses.

Mountebankish (a.) Like a mountebank or his quackery.

Mountebankism (n.) The practices of a mountebank; mountebankery.

Noctivagation (n.) A roving or going about in the night.

No-man's land () A space amidships used to keep blocks, ropes, etc.; a space on a ship belonging to no one in particular to care for.

No-man's land () Fig.: An unclaimed space or time.

Nomenclatress (n.) A female nomenclator.

Nomenclatural (a.) Pertaining or according to a nomenclature.

Nonacceptance (n.) A neglect or refusal to accept.

Nonaerobiotic (a.) Capable of living without atmospheric oxygen; anaerobiotic.

Nonalienation (n.) Failure to alienate; also, the state of not being alienated.

Nonappearance (n.) Default of apperance, as in court, to prosecute or defend; failure to appear.

Non assumpsit () The general plea or denial in an action of assumpsit.

Nonattendance (n.) A failure to attend; omission of attendance; nonappearance.

Nonbituminous (a.) Containing no bitumen; not bituminous.

Noncoincident (a.) Not coincident.

Noncompletion (n.) Lack of completion; failure to complete.

Noncompliance (n.) Neglect of compliance; failure to comply.

Nonconcluding (a.) Not concluding.

Noncondensing (a.) Not condensing; discharging the steam from the cylinder at a pressure nearly equal to or above that of the atmosphere and not into a condenser.

Nonconducting (a.) Not conducting; not transmitting a fluid or force; thus, in electricity, wax is a nonconducting substance.

Nonconduction (n.) The quality of not being able to conduct or transmit; failure to conduct.

Nonconforming (a.) Not conforming; declining conformity; especially, not conforming to the established church of a country.

Nonconformist (n.) One who does not conform to an established church; especially, one who does not conform to the established church of England; a dissenter.

Nonconformity (n.) Neglect or failure of conformity; especially, in England, the neglect or refusal to unite with the established church in its rites and modes of worship.

Noncontagious (a.) Not contagious; not catching; not communicable by contact.

Nondeposition (n.) A failure to deposit or throw down.

Nonelectrical (a.) Not electric; conducting electricity.

Nonemphatical (a.) Having no emphasis; unemphatic.

Non-Episcopal (a.) Not Episcopal; not pertaining to the Episcopal church or system.

Noninhabitant (n.) One who is not an inhabitant; a stranger; a foreigner; a nonresident.

Nonlimitation (n.) Want of limitation; failure to limit.

Nonmedullated (a.) Not medullated; (Anat.) without a medulla or marrow, or without a medullary sheath; as, a nonmedullated nerve fiber.

Nonmembership (n.) State of not being a member.

Nonnitrognous (a.) Devoid of nitrogen; as, a nonnitrogenous principle; a nonnitrogenous food. See the Note under Food, n., 1.

Nonobservance (n.) Neglect or failure to observe or fulfill.

Nonproduction (n.) A failure to produce or exhibit.

Nonproficient (n.) One who has failed to become proficient.

Nonregardance (n.) Want of due regard; disregard; slight.

Nonresistance (n.) The principles or practice of a nonresistant; passive obedience; submission to authority, power, oppression, or violence without opposition.

Nonsubmission (n.) Want of submission; failure or refusal to submit.

Nonsubmissive (a.) Not submissive.

Nonuniformist (n.) One who believes that past changes in the structure of the earth have proceeded from cataclysms or causes more violent than are now operating; -- called also nonuniformitarian.

Nonvernacular (a.) Not vernacular.

Normalization (n.) Reduction to a standard or normal state.

Northeasterly (a.) Pertaining to the northeast; toward the northeast, or coming from the northeast.

Northeasterly (adv.) Toward the northeast.

Northeastward (adv.) Alt. of Northeastwardly


Northwesterly (a.) Toward the northwest, or from the northwest.

Northwestward (adv.) Alt. of Northwestwardly

Oosporangiums (pl. ) of Oosporangium

Pococurantism (n.) Carelessness; apathy; indifference.

Podobranchiae (pl. ) of Podobranchia

Podocephalous (a.) Having a head of flowers on a long peduncle, or footstalk.

Podophthalmia (n. pl.) The stalk-eyed Crustacea, -- an order of Crustacea having the eyes supported on movable stalks. It includes the crabs, lobsters, and prawns. Called also Podophthalmata, and Decapoda.

Podophthalmic (a.) Alt. of Podophthalmous

Point d'appui () See under Appui.

Pointingstock (n.) An object of ridicule or scorn; a laughingstock.

Polleniferous (a.) Producing pollen; polliniferous.

Pollicitation (n.) A voluntary engagement, or a paper containing it; a promise.

Pollicitation (n.) A promise without mutuality; a promise which has not been accepted by the person to whom it is made.

Polliniferous (a.) Producing pollen; polleniferous.

Polyacoustics (n.) The art of multiplying or magnifying sounds.

Polyadelphian (a.) Alt. of Polyadelphous

Polyadelphous (a.) Belonging to the class Polyadelphia; having stamens united in three or more bundles.

Polychromatic (a.) Showing a variety, or a change, of colors.

Polychronious (a.) Enduring through a long time; chronic.

Polycotyledon (n.) A plant that has many, or more than two, cotyledons in the seed.

Polydactylism (n.) The possession of more that the normal number of digits.

Polyembryonic (a.) Polyembryonate.

Polygalaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Polygalaceae) of which Polygala is the type.

Polygonaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of apetalous plants (Polygonaceae), of which the knotweeds (species of Polygonum) are the type, and which includes also the docks (Rumex), the buckwheat, rhubarb, sea grape (Coccoloba), and several other genera.

Polygonometry (n.) The doctrine of polygons; an extension of some of the principles of trigonometry to the case of polygons.

Polygraphical (a.) Pertaining to, or employed in, polygraphy; as, a polygraphic instrument.

Polygraphical (a.) Done with a polygraph; as, a polygraphic copy.

Polymeniscous (a.) Having numerous facets; -- said of the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.

Polymorphosis (n.) The assumption of several structural forms without a corresponding difference in function; -- said of sponges, etc.

Poly-mountain (n.) Same as Poly, n.

Poly-mountain (n.) The closely related Teucrium montanum, formerly called Polium montanum, a plant of Southern Europe.

Poly-mountain (n.) The Bartsia alpina, a low purple-flowered herb of Europe.

Polynucleolar (a.) Having more than one nucleolus.

Polyperythrin (n.) A coloring matter found in many simple Anthozoa and some hydroids.

Polypomedusae (n. pl.) Same as Hydrozoa.

Polypragmatic (a.) Alt. of Polypragmatical

Polypteroidei (n. pl.) A suborder of existing ganoid fishes having numerous fins along the back. The bichir, or Polypterus, is the type. See Illust. under Crossopterygian.

Polysulphuret (n.) A polysulphide.

Polysyllabism (n.) The quality or state of being polysyllabic.

Polysynthesis (n.) The act or process of combining many separate elements into a whole.

Polysynthesis (n.) The formation of a word by the combination of several simple words, as in the aboriginal languages of America; agglutination.

Polysynthetic (a.) Characterized by polysynthesis; agglutinative.

Polytechnical (a.) Polytechnic.

Polythalamous (a.) Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of Nautilus.

Polytungstate (n.) A salt of polytungstic acid.

Pomme blanche () The prairie turnip. See under Prairie.

Ponderability (n.) The quality or state of being ponderable.

Ponderosities (pl. ) of Ponderosity

Ponderousness (n.) The quality or state of being ponderous; ponderosity.

Pontificality (n.) The state and government of the pope; the papacy.

Poor-spirited (a.) Of a mean spirit; cowardly; base.

Porcelainized (a.) Baked like potter's lay; -- applied to clay shales that have been converted by heat into a substance resembling porcelain.

Porcellaneous (a.) Of or pertaining to porcelain; resembling porcelain; as, porcelaneous shells.

Porcellaneous (a.) Having a smooth, compact shell without pores; -- said of certain Foraminifera.

Porphyraceous (a.) Porphyritic.

Portage group () A subdivision of the Chemung period in American geology. See Chart of Geology.

Portcullising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Portcullis

Porte-cochere (n.) A large doorway allowing vehicles to drive into or through a building. It is common to have the entrance door open upon the passage of the porte-cochere. Also, a porch over a driveway before an entrance door.

Portland vase () A celebrated cinerary urn or vase found in the tomb of the Emperor Alexander Severus. It is owned by the Duke of Portland, and kept in the British Museum.

Port-royalist (n.) One of the dwellers in the Cistercian convent of Port Royal des Champs, near Paris, when it was the home of the Jansenists in the 17th century, among them being Arnauld, Pascal, and other famous scholars. Cf. Jansenist.

Possessionary (a.) Of or pertaining to possession; arising from possession.

Possibilities (pl. ) of Possibility

Postcomminion (n.) The concluding portion of the communion service.

Postcomminion (n.) A prayer or prayers which the priest says at Mass, after the ablutions.

Postexistence (n.) Subsequent existence.

Postliminiary (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, the right of postliminium.

Postoblongata (n.) The posterior part of the medulla oblongata.

Postscutellum (n.) The hindermost dorsal piece of a thoracic somite of an insect; the plate behind the scutellum.

Post-temporal (a.) Situated back of the temporal bone or the temporal region of the skull; -- applied especially to a bone which usually connects the supraclavicle with the skull in the pectoral arch of fishes.

Post-temporal (n.) A post-temporal bone.

Post-tympanic (a.) Situated behind the tympanum, or in the skull, behind the auditory meatus.

Potentiometer (n.) An instrument for measuring or comparing electrial potentials or electro-motive forces.

Potsdam group () A subdivision of the Primordial or Cambrian period in American geology; -- so named from the sandstone of Potsdam, New York. See Chart of Geology.

Pouch-mouthed (a.) Having a pouch mouth; blobber-lipped.

Powder-posted (a.) Affected with dry rot; reduced to dust by rot. See Dry rot, under Dry.

Rocking-chair (n.) A chair mounted on rockers, in which one may rock.

Rocking-horse (n.) The figure of a horse, mounted upon rockers, for children to ride.

Rocking-stone (n.) A stone, often of great size and weight, resting upon another stone, and so exactly poised that it can be rocked, or slightly moved, with but little force.

Rodomontadist (n.) One who boasts.

Rough-grained (a.) Having a rough grain or fiber; hence, figuratively, having coarse traits of character; not polished; brisque.

Socinianizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Socinianize

Sodden-witted (a.) Heavy; dull.

Solemnization (n.) The act of solemnizing; celebration; as, the solemnization of a marriage.

Solidungulate (n.) Same as Soliped.

Solidungulous (a.) Solipedous.

Solifidianism (n.) The state of Solifidians.

Soliloquizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soliloquize

Somatopleuric (a.) Of or pertaining to the somatopleure.

Somatotropism (n.) A directive influence exercised by a mass of matter upon growing organs.

Somnambulator (n.) A somnambulist.

Somniloquence (n.) The act of talking in one's sleep; somniloquism.

Sophisticated (imp. & p. p.) of Sophisticate

Sophisticated (a.) Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.

Sophisticator (n.) One who sophisticates.

Sorediiferous (a.) Bearing soredia; sorediate.

Sorrento work () Ornamental work, mostly carved in olivewood, decorated with inlay, made at or near Sorrento, Italy. Hence, more rarely, jig-saw work and the like done anywhere.

Southeastward (adv.) Alt. of Southeastwardly


Southwesterly (a.) To ward or from the southwest; as, a southwesterly course; a southwesterly wind.

Southwestward (adv.) Alt. of Southwestwardly

Sovereignties (pl. ) of Sovereignty

Tongue-shaped (a.) Shaped like a tongue; specifically (Bot.),

Topographical () Of or pertaining to topography; descriptive of a place.

Toreumatology (n.) The art or the description of scupture such as bas-relief in metal; toreumatography.

Tous-les-mois (n.) A kind of starch with very large, oval, flattened grains, often sold as arrowroot, and extensively used for adulterating cocoa. It is made from the rootstocks of a species of Canna, probably C. edulis, the tubers of which are edible every month in the year.

Tout-ensemble (n.) All together; hence, in costume, the fine arts, etc., the general effect of a work as a whole, without regard to the execution of the separate perts.

Toxicological (a.) Of or pertaining to toxicology.

Volatilizable (a.) Capable of being volatilized.

Volcanization (n.) The act of volcanizing, or the state of being volcanized; the process of undergoing volcanic heat, and being affected by it.

Volumenometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the volume of a body, especially a solid, by means of the difference in tension caused by its presence and absence in a confined portion of air.

Volumenometry (n.) The method or process of measuring volumes by means of the volumenometer.

Voluntariness (n.) The quality or state of being voluntary; spontaneousness; specifically, the quality or state of being free in the exercise of one's will.

Vouchsafement (n.) The act of vouchsafing, or that which is vouchsafed; a gift or grant in condescension.

Wonder-worker (n.) One who performs wonders, or miracles.

Woodbury-type (n.) A process in photographic printing, in which a relief pattern in gelatin, which has been hardened after certain operations, is pressed upon a plate of lead or other soft metal. An intaglio impression in thus produced, from which pictures may be directly printed, but by a slower process than in common printing.

Woodbury-type (n.) A print from such a plate.

Woolgathering (a.) Indulging in a vagrant or idle exercise of the imagination; roaming upon a fruitless quest; idly fanciful.

Woolgathering (n.) Indulgence in idle imagination; a foolish or useless pursuit or design.

Woulfe bottle (n.) A kind of wash bottle with two or three necks; -- so called after the inventor, Peter Woulfe, an English chemist.

Zoopraxiscope (n.) An instrument similar to, or the same as, the, the phenakistoscope, by means of which pictures projected upon a screen are made to exhibit the natural movements of animals, and the like.

Zoopsychology (n.) Animal psychology.

Zoosporangium (n.) A spore, or conceptacle containing zoospores.

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