Words whose 4th letter is Z
Baize (n.) A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; -- usually dyed in plain colors.
Banzai (interj.) Lit., May you live ten thousand years; -- used in salutation of the emperor and as a battle cry.
Benzal (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH, of the aromatic series, related to benzyl and benzoyl; -- used adjectively or in combination.
Benzine (n.) A liquid consisting mainly of the lighter and more volatile hydrocarbons of petroleum or kerosene oil, used as a solvent and for cleansing soiled fabrics; -- called also petroleum spirit, petroleum benzine. Varieties or similar products are gasoBenzyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, related to toluene and benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.
Benzonaphtol () A white crystalBlazer (n.) The dish used when cooking directly over the flame of a chafing-dish lamp, or the coals of a brasier.
Blazer (n.) The dish used when cooking directly over the flame of a chafing-dish lamp, or the coals of a brasier.
Buzzsaw () A circular saw; -- so called from the buzzing it makes when running at full speed.
Craze (n.) A temporary passion or infatuation, as for same new amusement, pursuit, or fashion; as, the bric-a-brac craze; the aesthetic craze.
Epizeuxis (n.) A figure by which a word is repeated with vehemence or emphasis, as in the following Epozoic (a.) Living upon the exterior of another animal; ectozoic; -- said of external parasites.
Epizootic (a.) Containing fossil remains; -- said of rocks, formations, mountains, and the like.
Epizootic (a.) Of the nature of a disease which attacks many animals at the same time; -- corresponding to epidemic diseases among men.
Fitz (n.) A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence. Fives (n. pl.) A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game.
Frazzle (v. t.) To fray; to wear or pull into tatters or tag ends; to tatter; -- used literally and figuratively.
Frazzle (n.) The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed-out end.
Frozen (a.) Cold-hearted; unsympathetic; unyielding.
futz (v. i.) fool around; to act without plan or purpose; -- usually used with around; as, to futz around with a device without understanding its operation.
Furze (n.) A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europaeus), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.
Furzechat (n.) The whinchat; -- called also furzechuck.
Furzeling (n.) An English warbler (Melizophilus provincialis); -- called also furze wren, and Dartford warbler.
Glazy (a.) Having a glazed appearance; -- said of the fractured surface of some kinds of pin iron.
Lazzaroni (n. pl.) The homeless idlers of Naples who live by chance work or begging; -- so called from the Hospital of St. Lazarus, which serves as their refuge.
Mizzen (n.) The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the spanker.
Mizzenmast (n.) The hindmost mast of a three-masted vessel, or of a yawl-rigged vessel.
Mozzetta (n.) A cape, with a small hood; -- worn by the pope and other dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church.
Muzzy (a.) Absent-minded; dazed; muddled; stupid.
Neozoic (a.) More recent than the Paleozoic, -- that is, including the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.
Nozzle (n.) A short outlet, or inlet, pipe projecting from the end or side of a hollow vessel, as a steam-engine cylinder or a steam boiler.
Otozoum (n.) An extinct genus of huge vertebrates, probably dinosaurs, known only from four-toed tracks in Triassic sandstones.
Oyez (interj.) Hear; attend; -- a term used by criers of courts to secure silence before making a proclamation. It is repeated three times.
Pizzle (n.) The penis; -- so called in some animals, as the bull.
Puzzle (v. t.) To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
Rhizocarpous (a.) Having perennial rootstocks or bulbs, but annual flowering stems; -- said of all perennial herbs.
Rhizophagous (a.) Feeding on roots; root-eating.
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