14 letter words whose second letter is A

Backhandedness (n.) State of being backhanded; the using of backhanded or indirect methods.

Bacteriologist (n.) One skilled in bacteriology.

Bacterioscopic (a.) Relating to bacterioscopy; as, a bacterioscopic examination.

Baggage master () One who has charge of the baggage at a railway station or upon a

Baltimore bird () Alt. of Baltimore oriole

Baromacrometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the weight and length of a newborn infant.

Barometrically (adv.) By means of a barometer, or according to barometric observations.

Barometrograph (n.) A form of barometer so constructed as to inscribe of itself upon paper a record of the variations of atmospheric pressure.

Baryto-calcite (n.) A mineral of a white or gray color, occurring massive or crystallized. It is a compound of the carbonates of barium and calcium.

Basisphenoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to that part of the base of the cranium between the basioccipital and the presphenoid, which usually ossifies separately in the embryo or in the young, and becomes a part of the sphenoid in the adult.

Basommatophora (n. pl.) A group of Pulmonifera having the eyes at the base of the tentacles, including the common pond snails.

Baunscheidtism (n.) A form of acupuncture, followed by the rubbing of the part with a stimulating fluid.

Cabalistically (adv.) In a cabalistic manner.

Cairngormstone () A yellow or smoky brown variety of rock crystal, or crystallized quartz, found esp, in the mountain of Cairngorm, in Scotland.

Calamistration (n.) The act or process of curling the hair.

Calcareousness (n.) Quality of being calcareous.

Calcographical (a.) Relating to, or in the style of, calcography.

Calendographer (n.) One who makes calendars.

Calligraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to calligraphy.

Calorification (n.) Production of heat, esp. animal heat.

Callyciflorous (a.) Having the petals and stamens adnate to the calyx; -- applied to a subclass of dicotyledonous plants in the system of the French botanist Candolle.

Camera obscura () An apparatus in which the images of external objects, formed by a convex lens or a concave mirror, are thrown on a paper or other white surface placed in the focus of the lens or mirror within a darkened chamber, or box, so that the out

Camera obscura () An apparatus in which the image of an external object or objects is, by means of lenses, thrown upon a sensitized plate or surface placed at the back of an extensible darkened box or chamber variously modified; -- commonly called simply the camera.

Campanulaceous (a.) Of pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants (Camponulaceae) of which Campanula is the type, and which includes the Canterbury bell, the harebell, and the Venus's looking-glass.

Campeachy Wood () Logwood.

Campylotropous (a.) Having the ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together.

Canker blossom () That which blasts a blossom as a canker does.

Canton flannel () See Cotton flannel.

Capitalization (n.) The act or process of capitalizing.

Carbunculation (n.) The blasting of the young buds of trees or plants, by excessive heat or cold.

Carcinological (a.) Of or pertaining to carcinology.

Cartilagineous (a.) See Cartilaginous.

Cartographical (a.) Of or pertaining to cartography.

Castrametation (n.) The art or act of encamping; the making or laying out of a camp.

Catachrestical (a.) Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; wrested from its natural sense or form; forced; far-fetched.

Catadioptrical (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or involving, both the reflection and refraction of light; as, a catadioptric light.

Catechetically (adv.) In a catechetical manner; by question and answer.

Catechumenical (a.) Of or pertaining to catechumens; as, catechumenical instructions.

Cater-cornered (a.) Diagonal.

Cato-cathartic (n.) A remedy that purges by alvine discharges.

Dactylioglyphi (n.) The art or process of gem engraving.

Dactyliography (n.) The art of writing or engraving upon gems.

Dactyliography (n.) In general, the literature or history of the art.

Dactylopterous (a.) Having the inferior rays of the pectoral fins partially or entirely free, as in the gurnards.

Daddy longlegs () An arachnidan of the genus Phalangium, and allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long legs; -- called also harvestman, carter, and grandfather longlegs.

Daddy longlegs () A name applied to many species of dipterous insects of the genus Tipula, and allied genera, with slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane fly; -- called also father longlegs.

Daguerreotyped (imp. & p. p.) of Daguerreotype

Daguerreotyper (n.) Alt. of Daguerreotypist

Damage feasant () Doing injury; trespassing, as cattle.


Earthly-minded (a.) Having a mind devoted to earthly things; worldly-minded; -- opposed to spiritual-minded.

Eau de Cologne () Same as Cologne.

Fantasticality (n.) Fantastically.

Farsightedness (n.) Quality of bbeing farsighted.

Farsightedness (n.) Hypermetropia.

Fashion-monger (n.) One who studies the fashions; a fop; a dandy.

Fathers-in-law (pl. ) of Father-in-law

Fatherlessness (n.) The state of being without a father.

Galactophagist (n.) One who eats, or subsists on, milk.

Galactophagous (a.) Feeding on milk.

Galactophorous (a.) Milk-carrying; lactiferous; -- applied to the ducts of mammary glands.

Galactopoietic (a.) Increasing the flow of milk; milk-producing. -- n. A galactopoietic substance.

Gale-opithecus (n.) A genus of flying Insectivora, formerly called flying lemurs. See Colugo.

Galvanocaustic (a.) Relating to the use of galvanic heat as a caustic, especially in medicine.

Galvanocautery (n.) Cautery effected by a knife or needle heated by the passage of a galvanic current.

Galvanographic (a.) Of or pertaining to galvanography.

Galvanoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the art or process of electrotyping; employing, or produced by, the process of electolytic deposition; as, a galvano-plastic copy of a medal or the like.

Galvanotropism (n.) The tendency of a root to place its axis in the

Gasteromycetes (n. pl.) An order of fungi, in which the spores are borne inside a sac called the peridium, as in the puffballs.

Gastroduodenal (a.) Pertaining to the stomach and duodenum; as, the gastroduodenal artery.

Gastroepiploic (a.) Of or pertaining to the stomach and omentum.

Gastrovascular (a.) Having the structure, or performing the functions, both of digestive and circulatory organs; as, the gastrovascular cavity of c/lenterates.

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

Haemadynameter () Alt. of Haemadynamometer

Haematinometer (n.) Same as Hematinometer.

Haematogenesis (n.) The origin and development of blood.

Haematogenesis (n.) The transformation of venous arterial blood by respiration; hematosis.

Haematoplastic (a.) Blood formative; -- applied to a substance in early fetal life, which breaks up gradually into blood vessels.

Haematothermal (a.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal.

Haemochromogen (n.) A body obtained from hemoglobin, by the action of reducing agents in the absence of oxygen.

Haemocytolysis (n.) See Haemocytotrypsis.

Haemocytometer (n.) See Haemacytometer.

Haemodynameter (n.) Same as Hemadynamics.

Haemomanometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.

Halberd-shaped (a.) Hastate.

Half seas over () Half drunk.

Hammer-dressed (a.) Having the surface roughly shaped or faced with the stonecutter's hammer; -- said of building stone.

Haplostemonous (a.) Having but one series of stamens, and that equal in number to the proper number of petals; isostemonous.

Hastings sands () The lower group of the Wealden formation; -- so called from its development around Hastings, in Sussex, England.

Iatrochemistry (n.) Chemistry applied to, or used in, medicine; -- used especially with reference to the doctrines in the school of physicians in Flanders, in the 17th century, who held that health depends upon the proper chemical relations of the fluids of the body, and who endeavored to explain the conditions of health or disease by chemical principles.

Jacobaean lily () A bulbous plant (Amaryllis, / Sprekelia, formosissima) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower.

James's powder () Antimonial powder, first prepared by Dr. James, ar English physician; -- called also fever powder.

Jamestown weed () The poisonous thorn apple or stramonium (Datura stramonium), a rank weed early noticed at Jamestown, Virginia. See Datura.

Labyrinthiform (a.) Having the form of a labyrinth; intricate.

Labyrinthodont (a.) Of or pertaining to the Labyrinthodonta.

Labyrinthodont (n.) One of the Labyrinthodonta.

Lady's cushion () An herb growing in dense tufts; the thrift (Armeria vulgaris).

Lady's garters () Ribbon grass.

Lady's slipper () Any orchidaceous plant of the genus Cypripedium, the labellum of which resembles a slipper. Less commonly, in the United States, the garden balsam (Impatiens Balsamina).

Lady's thimble () The harebell.

Laetere Sunday () The fourth Sunday of Lent; -- so named from the Latin word Laetare (rejoice), the first word in the antiphone of the introit sung that day in the Roman Catholic service.

Lamellirostral (a.) Having a lamellate bill, as ducks and geese.

Lamellirostres (n. pl.) A group of birds embracing the Anseres and flamingoes, in which the bill is lamellate.

Lapidification (n.) The act or process of lapidifying; fossilization; petrifaction.

Laryngological (a.) Of or pertaining to laryngology.

Laryngoscopist (n.) One skilled in laryngoscopy.

Latitudinarian (a.) Not restrained; not confined by precise limits.

Latitudinarian (a.) Indifferent to a strict application of any standard of belief or opinion; hence, deviating more or less widely from such standard; lax in doctrine; as, latitudinarian divines; latitudinarian theology.

Latitudinarian (a.) Lax in moral or religious principles.

Latitudinarian (n.) One who is moderate in his notions, or not restrained by precise settled limits in opinion; one who indulges freedom in thinking.

Latitudinarian (n.) A member of the Church of England, in the time of Charles II., who adopted more liberal notions in respect to the authority, government, and doctrines of the church than generally prevailed.

Latitudinarian (n.) One who departs in opinion from the strict principles of orthodoxy.

Macadamization (n.) The process or act of macadamizing.

Macrencephalic (a.) Alt. of Macrencephalous

Macrocephalous (a.) Having a large head.

Macrocephalous (a.) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo confluent, and forming a large mass compared with the rest of the body.

Macrodactylous (a.) Having long toes.

Mesdemoiselles (pl. ) of Mademoiselle

Magisteriality (n.) Magisterialness; authoritativeness.

Magneticalness (n.) Quality of being magnetic.

Magnetotherapy (n.) The treatment of disease by the application of magnets to the surface of the body.

Mahometanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mahometanize

Malacopterygii (n. pl.) An order of fishes in which the fin rays, except the anterior ray of the pectoral and dorsal fins, are closely jointed, and not spiny. It includes the carp, pike, salmon, shad, etc. Called also Malacopteri.

Malacostracous (a.) Belonging to the Malacostraca.

Malobservation (n.) Erroneous observation.

Malpighiaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of tropical trees and shrubs (Malpighiaceae), some of them climbing plants, and their stems forming many of the curious lianes of South American forests.

Mandibulohyoid (a.) Pertaining both to the mandibular and the hyoid arch, or situated between them.

Marasritaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.

Mariotte's law () See Boyle's law, under Law.

Marketableness (n.) Quality of being marketable.

Marsh marigold () A perennial plant of the genus Caltha (C. palustris), growing in wet places and bearing bright yellow flowers. In the United States it is used as a pot herb under the name of cowslip. See Cowslip.

Martello tower () A building of masonry, generally circular, usually erected on the seacoast, with a gun on the summit mounted on a traversing platform, so as to be fired in any direction.

Martyrological (a.) Pertaining to martyrology or martyrs; registering, or registered in, a catalogue of martyrs.

Mastodonsaurus (n.) A large extinct genus of labyrinthodonts, found in the European Triassic rocks.

Materia medica () Material or substance used in the composition of remedies; -- a general term for all substances used as curative agents in medicine.

Materia medica () That branch of medical science which treats of the nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of diseases.

Matter-of-fact (a.) Adhering to facts; not turning aside from absolute realities; not fanciful or imaginative; commonplace; dry.

Naphthoquinone (n.) A yellow crystal

Napier's bones () Alt. of Napier's rods

Nasopharyngeal (a.) Of or pertaining to both throat and nose; as, a nasopharyngeal polypus.

Naturalization (n.) The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen; also, the state of being naturalized.

Pachydactylous (a.) Having thick toes.

Pachydermatous (a.) Of or pertaining to the pachyderms.

Pachydermatous (a.) Thick-skinned; not sensitive to ridicule.

Palaetiologist (n.) One versed in palaetiology.

Paleechinoidea (n. pl.) An extinct order of sea urchins found in the Paleozoic rocks. They had more than twenty vertical rows of plates. Called also Palaeechini.

Paleocrinoidea (n. pl.) A suborder of Crinoidea found chiefly in the Paleozoic rocks.

Paleographical (a.) Of or pertaining to paleography.

Paleontography (n.) The description of fossil remains.

Paleontologist (n.) One versed in paleontology.

Paleophytology (n.) Paleobotany.

Palladiumizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paladiumize

Panic-stricken (a.) Alt. of Panic-struck

Panidiomorphic (a.) Having a completely idiomorphic structure; -- said of certain rocks.

Pantisocratist (n.) One who favors or supports the theory of a pantisocracy.

Pantographical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pantograph; relating to pantography.

Papilionaceous (a.) Resembling the butterfly.

Papilionaceous (a.) Having a winged corolla somewhat resembling a butterfly, as in the blossoms of the bean and pea.

Papilionaceous (a.) Belonging to that suborder of leguminous plants (Papilionaceae) which includes the bean, pea, vetch, clover, and locust.

Paradigmatical (a.) Exemplary.

Paradigmatized (imp. & p. p.) of Paradigmatize

Paragrammatist (n.) A punster.

Parallelopiped (n.) A solid, the faces of which are six parallelograms, the opposite pairs being parallel, and equal to each other; a prism whose base is a parallelogram.

Paramiographer (n.) A collector or writer of proverbs.

Paraphosphoric (a.) Pyrophosphoric.

Paraphrastical (a.) Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free.

Pardonableness (n.) The quality or state of being pardonable; as, the pardonableness of sin.

Parelectronomy (n.) A condition of the muscles induced by exposure to severe cold, in which the electrical action of the muscle is reversed.

Parenchymatous (a.) Alt. of Parenchymous

Parisyllabical (a.) Having the same number of syllables in all its inflections.

Paronomastical (a.) Of or pertaining to paronomasia; consisting in a play upon words.

Participialize (v. t.) To form into, or put in the form of, a participle.

Particularized (imp. & p. p.) of Particularize

Particularment (n.) A particular; a detail.

Parturifacient (n.) A medicine tending to cause parturition, or to give relief in childbearing.

Passionateness (n.) The state or quality of being passionate.

Pasteurization (n.) A process devised by Pasteur for preventing or checking fermentation in fluids, such as wines, milk, etc., by exposure to a temperature of 140! F., thus destroying the vitality of the contained germs or ferments.

Radiate-veined (a.) Having the principal veins radiating, or diverging, from the apex of the petiole; -- said of such leaves as those of the grapevine, most maples, and the castor-oil plant.

Ranunculaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Ranunculaceae), of which the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin's bower, the monkshood, larkspur, anemone, meadow rue, and peony.

Rattle-brained (a.) Giddy; rattle-headed.

Sabbatarianism (n.) The tenets of Sabbatarians.

Sacchariferous (a.) Producing sugar; as, sacchariferous canes.

Sacramentalism (n.) The doctrine and use of sacraments; attachment of excessive importance to sacraments.

Sacramentalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of the real objective presence of Christ's body and blood in the holy eucharist.

Sacramentarian (n.) A name given in the sixteenth century to those German reformers who rejected both the Roman and the Lutheran doctrine of the holy eucharist.

Sacramentarian (n.) One who holds extreme opinions regarding the efficacy of sacraments.

Sacramentarian (a.) Of or pertaining a sacrament, or to the sacramentals; sacramental.

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

Sacrovertebral (a.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum and that part of the vertebral column immediately anterior to it; as, the sacrovertebral angle.

Saint-Simonian (n.) A follower of the Count de St. Simon, who died in 1825, and who maintained that the principle of property held in common, and the just division of the fruits of common labor among the members of society, are the true remedy for the social evils which exist.

Salamandroidea (n. pl.) A division of Amphibia including the Salamanders and allied groups; the Urodela.

Salutiferously (adv.) Salutarily.

Sanctification (n.) The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy;

Sanctification (n.) the act of God's grace by which the affections of men are purified, or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God; also, the state of being thus purified or sanctified.

Sanctification (n.) The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.

Sandemanianism (n.) The faith or system of the Sandemanians.

Sanguification (n.) The production of blood; the conversion of the products of digestion into blood; hematosis.

Sanguinariness (n.) The quality or state of being sanguinary.

Sanguinivorous (a.) Subsisting on blood.

Sans-culottism (n.) Extreme republican principles; the principles or practice of the sans-culottes.

Saponification (n.) The act, process, or result, of soap making; conversion into soap; specifically (Chem.), the decomposition of fats and other ethereal salts by alkalies; as, the saponification of ethyl acetate.

Saturnicentric (a.) Appearing as if seen from the center of the planet Saturn; relating or referred to Saturn as a center.

Saurobatrachia (n. pl.) The Urodela.

Sauroidichnite (n.) The fossil track of a saurian.

Saxifragaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Saxifragaceae) of which saxifrage is the type. The order includes also the alum root, the hydrangeas, the mock orange, currants and gooseberries, and many other plants.

Tableau vivant () Same as Tableau, n., 2.

Tablespoonfuls (pl. ) of Tablespoonful

Tabularization (n.) The act of tabularizing, or the state of being tabularized; formation into tables; tabulation.

Tachygraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to tachygraphy; written in shorthand.

Taenioglossate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Taenioglossa.

Tarsometatarsi (pl. ) of Tarsometatarsus

Tatterdemalion (n.) A ragged fellow; a ragamuffin.

Valerianaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of a natural order (Valerianaccae) of which the valerian is the type. The order includes also the corn salads and the oriental spikenard.

Valetudinarian (a.) Of infirm health; seeking to recover health; sickly; weakly; infirm.

Valetudinarian (n.) A person of a weak or sickly constitution; one who is seeking to recover health.

Vallet's pills () Pills containing sulphate of iron and carbonate of sodium, mixed with saccharine matter; -- called also Vallet's mass.

Wamble-cropped (a.) Sick at the stomach; also, crestfallen; dejected.

Water agrimony () A kind of bur marigold (Bidens tripartita) found in wet places in Europe.

Water antelope () See Water buck.

Water breather () Any arthropod that breathes by means of gills.

Water carriage () Transportation or conveyance by water; means of transporting by water.

Water carriage () A vessel or boat.

Water chestnut () The fruit of Trapa natans and Trapa bicornis, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; -- called also water caltrop.

Water-colorist (n.) One who paints in water colors.

Water crowfoot () An aquatic kind of buttercup (Ranunculus aquatilis), used as food for cattle in parts of England.

Water drainage () The draining off of water.

Water dressing () The treatment of wounds or ulcers by the application of water; also, a dressing saturated with water only, for application to a wound or an ulcer.

Water dropwort () A European poisonous umbelliferous plant (Enanthe fistulosa) with large hollow stems and finely divided leaves.

Water elephant () The hippopotamus.

Water flounder () The windowpane (Pleuronectes maculatus).

Water hyacinth () Either of several tropical aquatic plants of the genus Eichhornia, related to the pickerel weed.

Water laverock () The common sandpiper.

Water measurer () Any one of numerous species of water; the skater. See Skater, n., 2.

Water moccasin () A venomous North American snake (Ancistrodon piscivorus) allied to the rattlesnake but destitute of a rattle. It lives in or about pools and ponds, and feeds largely of fishes. Called also water snake, water adder, water viper.

Water pheasant () The pintail. See Pintail, n., 1.

Water pheasant (n.) The goosander.

Water pheasant (n.) The hooded merganser.

Water plantain () A kind of plant with acrid leaves. See under 2d Plantain.

Water purslane () See under Purslane.

Water sapphire () A deep blue variety of iolite, sometimes used as a gem; -- called also saphir d'eau.

Water scorpion () See Nepa.

Water-standing (a.) Tear-filled.

Water starwort () See under Starwort.

Water tu twist () Yarn made by the throstle, or water frame.

Xanthospermous (a.) Having yellow seeds.

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