Words whose 7th letter is D
Abscond (v. i.) To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor.
Aggrandize (v. t.) To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
Aground (adv. & a.) On the ground; stranded; -- a nautical term applied to a ship when its bottom lodges on the ground.
Alisanders (n.) A name given to two species of the genus Smyrnium, formerly cultivated and used as celery now is; -- called also horse parsely.
Amyloid (n.) A non-nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance.
Aneroid (a.) Containing no liquid; -- said of a kind of barometer.
Arsenide (n.) A compound of arsenic with a metal, or positive element or radical; -- formerly called arseniuret.
Assumed (a.) Pretended; hypocritical; make-believe; as, an assumed character.
Asteridea (n. pl.) A class of Echinodermata including the true starfishes. The rays vary in number and always have ambulacral grooves below. The body is star-shaped or pentagonal.
Aurated (a.) Resembling or containing gold; gold-colored; gilded.
Autodidact (n.) One who is self-taught; an automath.
Bastard (n.) Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.
Bellied (a.) Having (such) a belly; puffed out; -- used in composition; as, pot-bellied; shad-bellied.
Blowzed (a.) Having high color from exposure to the weather; ruddy-faced; blowzy; disordered.
Bollandists (n. pl.) The Jesuit editors of the "Acta Sanctorum", or Lives of the Saints; -- named from John Bolland, who began the work.
Bombardon (n.) Originally, a deep-toned instrument of the oboe or bassoon family; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. The name bombardon is now given to a brass instrument, the lowest of the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.
Botocudos (n. pl.) A Brazilian tribe of Indians, noted for their use of poisons; -- also called Aymbores.
Brigand (n.) A light-armed, irregular foot soldier.
Brimmed (a.) Having a brim; -- usually in composition.
Cheeked (a.) Having a cheek; -- used in composition.
Chested (a.) Having (such) a chest; -- in composition; as, broad-chested; narrow-chested.
Chickadee (n.) A small bird, the blackcap titmouse (Parus atricapillus), of North America; -- named from its note.
Chinned (a.) Having a chin; -- used chiefly in compounds; as, short-chinned.
Chlamydate (a.) Having a mantle; -- applied to certain gastropods.
Chromid (n.) One of the Chromidae, a family of fresh-water fishes abundant in the tropical parts of America and Africa. Some are valuable food fishes, as the bulti of the Nile.
Clinoid (a.) Like a bed; -- applied to several processes on the inner side of the sphenoid bone.
Cofferdam (n.) A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.
Coincident (a.) Having coincidence; occupying the same place; contemporaneous; concurrent; -- followed by with.
Colloid (n.) A substance (as albumin, gum, gelatin, etc.) which is of a gelatinous rather than a crystalColorado beetle () A yellowish beetle (Doryphora decemlineata), with ten longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes. It has migrated eastwards from its original habitat in Colorado, and is very destructive to the potato plant; -- called also potato beetle and potato bug. See Potato beetle.
Coloradoite (n.) Mercury telluride, an iron-black metallic mineral, found in Colorado.
Commandant (n.) A commander; the commanding officer of a place, or of a body of men; as, the commandant of a navy-yard.
Commander (n.) An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.
Commandery (n.) A district or a manor with lands and tenements appertaining thereto, under the control of a member of an order of knights who was called a commander; -- called also a preceptory.
Conclude (v. t.) To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; -- sometimes followed by a dependent clause.
Conclude (v. t.) To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument.
Copepoda (n. pl.) An order of Entomostraca, including many minute Crustacea, both fresh-water and marine.
Costard (n.) The head; -- used contemptuously.
Cowbird (n.) The cow blackbird (Molothrus ater), an American starling. Like the European cuckoo, it builds no nest, but lays its eggs in the nests of other birds; -- so called because frequently associated with cattle.
Crabbed (n.) Characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings, disposition, or manners.
Crabbed (n.) Characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste.
Cracked (a.) Crack-brained.
Crapaudine (n.) Turning on pivots at the top and bottom; -- said of a door.
Craspedota (n. pl.) The hydroid or naked-eyed medusae. See Hydroidea.
Credendum (n.) A thing to be believed; an article of faith; -- distinguished from agendum, a practical duty.
Cricoid (a.) Resembling a ring; -- said esp. of the cartilage at the larynx, and the adjoining parts.
Cuckoldly (a.) Having the qualities of a cuckold; mean-spirited; sneaking.
Defraud (v. t.) To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld.
Deltoid (a.) Shaped like the Greek / (delta); delta-shaped; triangular.
Dentoid (a.) Shaped like a tooth; tooth-shaped.
Descend (v. i.) To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to fall; to incDescend (v. i.) To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.
Descendant (n.) One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant.
Despondent (a.) Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited; as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner.
Diamond (n.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in lines or groups.
Diiodide (n.) A compound of a binary type containing two atoms of iodine; -- called also biniodide.
Dilapidate (v. t.) To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building.
Dioxindol (n.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous substance obtained by the reduction of isatin. It is a member of the indol series; -- hence its name.
Diphyodont (a.) Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; -- opposed to monophyodont.
Diploid (n.) A solid bounded by twenty-four similar quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.
Discoidal (a.) Disk-shaped; discoid.
Discord (v. i.) Want of concord or agreement; absence of unity or harmony in sentiment or action; variance leading to contention and strife; disagreement; -- applied to persons or to things, and to thoughts, feelings, or purposes.
Discredit (n.) Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things. Discrete (a.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent.
Disobedient (a.) Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; -- applied to persons and acts.
Dissuade (v. t.) To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.
Dittied (a.) Set, sung, or composed as a ditty; -- usually in composition.
Divided (a.) Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.
Dollardee (n.) A species of sunfish (Lepomis pallidus), common in the United States; -- called also blue sunfish, and copper-nosed bream.
Dunbird (n.) The pochard; -- called also dunair, and dunker, or dun-curre.
Eisteddfod (n.) Am assembly or session of the Welsh bards; an annual congress of bards, minstrels and literati of Wales, -- being a patriotic revival of the old custom.
Equipedal (a.) Equal-footed; having the pairs of feet equal.
Exaspidean (a.) Having the anterior scute/ extending around the tarsus on the outer side, leaving the inner side naked; -- said of certain birds.
Exocardial (a.) Situated or arising outside of the heat; as, exocardial murmurs; -- opposed to endocardiac.
Fathead (n.) A cyprinoid fish of the Mississippi valley (Pimephales promelas); -- called also black-headed minnow.
Favored (a.) Having a certain favor or appearance; featured; as, well-favored; hard-favored, etc.
Floured (p. a.) Finely granulated; -- said of quicksilver which has been granulated by agitation during the amalgamation process.
Forwards (adv.) Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward.
Fracted (a.) Having a part displaced, as if broken; -- said of an ordinary.
Fretted (p. p. & a.) Interlaced one with another; -- said of charges and ordinaries.
Fricando (n.) A ragout or fricassee of veal; a fancy dish of veal or of boned turkey, served as an entree, -- called also fricandel.
Frosted (a.) Covered with hoarfrost or anything resembling hoarfrost; ornamented with frosting; also, frost-bitten; as, a frosted cake; frosted glass.
Fructed (a.) Bearing fruit; -- said of a tree or plant so represented upon an escutcheon.
Fructidor (n.) The twelfth month of the French republican calendar; -- commencing August 18, and ending September 16. See Vendemiaire.
Glaucodot (n.) A metallic mineral having a grayish tin-white color, and containing cobalt and iron, with sulphur and arsenic.
Glenoid (a.) Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socketlike; -- applied to several articular surfaces of bone; as, the glenoid cavity, or fossa, of the scapula, in which the head of the humerus articulates.
Gnathidium (n.) The ramus of the lower jaw of a bird as far as it is naked; -- commonly used in the plural.
Goosander (n.) A species of merganser (M. merganser) of Northern Europe and America; -- called also merganser, dundiver, sawbill, sawneb, shelduck, and sheldrake. See Merganser.
Gwiniad (n.) A fish (Coregonus ferus) of North Wales and Northern Europe, allied to the lake whitefish; -- called also powan, and schelly.
Hacienda (n.) A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; -- a word used in Spanish-American regions.
Haggard (a.) Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes.
Halberd (n.) An ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form.
Hansard (n.) An official report of proceedings in the British Parliament; -- so called from the name of the publishers.
Heterodont (a.) Having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man; -- opposed to homodont.
Heterodox (a.) Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; -- said of opinions, doctrines, books, etc., esp. upon theological subjects.
Heterodox (a.) Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; -- said of persons.
Heterodromous (a.) Moving in opposite directions; -- said of a lever, pulley, etc., in which the resistance and the actuating force are on opposite sides of the fulcrum or axis.
Hexacid (a.) Having six atoms or radicals capable of being replaced by acids; hexatomic; hexavalent; -- said of bases; as, mannite is a hexacid base.
Hexapoda (n. pl.) The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.
Hollander (n.) A very hard, semi-glazed, green or dark brown brick, which will not absorb water; -- called also, Dutch clinker.
Holohedral (a.) Having all the planes required by complete symmetry, -- in opposition to hemihedral.
Husband (n.) A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife.
Hydriodic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hydrogen and iodine; -- said of an acid produced by the combination of these elements.
Hydriodide (n.) A compound of hydriodic acid with a base; -- distinguished from an iodide, in which only the iodine combines with the base.
Iguanodon (n.) A genus of gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having a birdlike pelvis and large hind legs with three-toed feet capable of supporting the entire body. Its teeth resemble those of the iguana, whence its name. Several species are known, mostly from the Wealden of England and Europe. See Illustration in Appendix. liad (n.) A celebrated Greek epic poem, in twenty-four books, on the destruction of Ilium, the ancient Troy. The Iliad is ascribed to Homer.
Implied (a.) Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; -- the correlative of express, or expressed. See Imply.
Individualism (n.) An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness. IndoBriton (n.) A person born in India, of mixed Indian and British blood; a half-caste.
Infield (n.) Arable and manured land kept continually under crop; -- distinguished from outfield.
Infield (n.) The diamond; -- opposed to outfield. See Diamond, n., 5.
Inkneed (a.) See Knock-kneed.
Innuendo (n.) An averment employed in pleading, to point the application of matter otherwise unintelligible; an interpretative parenthesis thrown into quoted matter to explain an obscure word or words; -- as, the plaintiff avers that the defendant said that he (innuendo the plaintiff) was a thief.
Instead (adv.) In the place or room; -- usually followed by of.
Instead (adv.) Equivalent; equal to; -- usually with of.
Ironsides (n. /) A cuirassier or cuirassiers; also, hardy veteran soldiers; -- applied specifically to Cromwell's cavalry.
Isonandra (n.) A genus of sapotaceous trees of India. Isonandra Gutta is the principal source of gutta-percha.
Jackpudding (n.) A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
Katydid (n.) A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of the family Locustidae, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name.
Kinesodic (a.) Conveying motion; as; kinesodic substance; -- applied esp. to the spinal cord, because it is capable of conveying doth voluntary and reflex motor impulses, without itself being affected by motor impulses applied to it directly.
Knowledge (v. i.) That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Knowledge (v. i.) Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal; as, carnal knowledge. Knuckle (n.) The kneejoint, or middle joint, of either leg of a quadruped, especially of a calf; -- formerly used of the kneejoint of a human being.
Lanyard (n.) A short piece of rope or Laplander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Lapland; -- called also Lapp.
Laterad (adv.) Toward the side; away from the mesial plane; -- opposed to mesiad.
Learned (a.) Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory.
Leeward (a.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship.
Lentoid (a.) Having the form of a lens; lens-shaped.
Leontodon (n.) A genus of liguliflorous composite plants, including the fall dandelion (L. autumnale), and formerly the true dandelion; -- called also lion's tooth.
Lionced (a.) Adorned with lions' heads; having arms terminating in lions' heads; -- said of a cross.
Livered (a.) Having (such) a liver; used in composition; as, white-livered.
Lobated (a.) Having lobes; -- said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays.
Lombard (n.) A money lender or banker; -- so called because the business of banking was first carried on in London by Lombards.
Lombard (n.) Same as Lombard-house.
Lowland (n.) Land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level country; -- opposed to highland. Lozenge (n.) A diamond-shaped figure usually with the upper and lower angles slightly acute, borne upon a shield or escutcheon. Cf. Fusil.
Lunated (a.) Crescent-shaped; as, a lunate leaf; a lunate beak; a lunated cross.
Lycopodiaceous (a.) Belonging, or relating, to the Lycopodiaceae, an order of cryptogamous plants (called also club mosses) with branching stems, and small, crowded, one-nerved, and usually pointed leaves.
Lymphadenitis (n.) Inflammation of the lymphatic glands; -- called also lymphitis.
Lyrated (a.) Lyre-shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with small lobes toward the base; as, a lyrate leaf.
Mangoldwurzel (n.) See Mangel-wurzel.
Mascled (a.) Composed of, or covered with, lozenge-shaped scales; having lozenge-shaped divisions.
Mastoid (a.) Resembling the nipple or the breast; -- applied specifically to a process of the temporal bone behind the ear.
Matweed (n.) A name of several maritime grasses, as the sea sand-reed (Ammophila arundinacea) which is used in Holland to bind the sand of the seacoast dikes (see Beach grass, under Beach); also, the Lygeum Spartum, a Mediterranean grass of similar habit.
Maybird (n.) The whimbrel; -- called also May fowl, May curlew, and May whaap.
Megapode (n.) Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous birds of the genera Megapodius and Leipoa, inhabiting Australia and other Pacific islands. See Jungle fowl (b) under Jungle, and Leipoa.
Meropidan (n.) One of a family of birds (Meropidae), including the bee-eaters.
Mettled (a.) Having mettle; high-spirited; ardent; full of fire.
Midland (n.) The interior or central region of a country; -- usually in the plural.
Mithridate (n.) An antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; -- so called from King Mithridates, its reputed inventor.
Monacid (a.) Having one hydrogen atom replaceable by a negative or acid atom or radical; capable of neutralizing a monobasic acid; -- said of bases, and of certain metals.
Monopodium (n.) A single and continuous vegetable axis; -- opposed to sympodium.
Mouthed (a.) Having a mouth of a particular kind; using the mouth, speech, or voice in a particular way; -- used only in composition; as, wide-mouthed; hard-mouthed; foul-mouthed; mealy-mouthed. Mow (v. t.) To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in mowing grass; -- with down; as, a discharge of grapeshot mows down whole ranks of men.
Mugweed (n.) A slender European weed (Galium Cruciata); -- called also crossweed.
Murexide (n.) A crystalMuscardin (n.) The common European dormouse; -- so named from its odor.
Natured (a.) Having (such) a nature, temper, or disposition; disposed; -- used in composition; as, good-natured, ill-natured, etc.
Noctuid (n.) Any one of numerous moths of the family Noctuidae, or Noctuaelitae, as the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; -- so called because they fly at night.
Nonacid (a.) Destitute of acid properties; hence, basic; metallic; positive; -- said of certain atoms and radicals.
Noncondensible (a.) Not condensible; incapable of being liquefied; -- said of gases.
Adenoid (n.) A swelling produced by overgrowth of the adenoid tissue in the roof of the pharynx; -- usually in pl.
Armored cruiser () A man-of-war carrying a large coal supply, and more or less protected from the enemy's shot by iron or steel armor. There is no distinct and accepted classification distinguishing armored and protected cruisers from each other, except that the first have more or heavier armor than the second.
Clydesdale terrier () One of a breed of small silky-haired terriers related to, but smaller than, the Skye terrier, having smaller and perfectly erect ears.
Colorado (a.) Reddish; -- often used in proper names of rivers or creeks.
Colorado (a.) Medium in color and strength; -- said of cigars.
Commandeer (v. t.) To compel to perform military service; to seize for military purposes; -- orig. used of the Boers.
Diamond State () Delaware; -- a nickname alluding to its small size.
Palisade (n.) A Panhandle State () West Virginia; -- a nickname.
Ressaldar (n.) In the Anglo-Indian army, a native commander of a ressala.
Tiddledywinks (n.) A game in which the object is to snap small disks of bone, ivory, or the like, from a flat surface, as of a table, into a small cup or basket; -- called also tiddlywinks.
Operand (n.) The symbol, quantity, or thing upon which a mathematical operation is performed; -- called also faciend.
Opodeldoc (n.) A kind of plaster, said to have been invented by Mindererus, -- used for external injuries.
Orchard (n.) An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit trees, collectively; -- used especially of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, or the like, less frequently of nutbearing trees and of sugar maple trees.
Orotund (a.) Characterized by fullness, clearness, strength, and smoothness; ringing and musical; -- said of the voice or manner of utterance.
Ortalidian (n.) Any one of numerous small two-winged flies of the family Ortalidae. The larvae of many of these flies live in fruit; those of others produce galls on various plants.
Outward (a.) Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.
Oxyacid (n.) An acid containing oxygen, as chloric acid or sulphuric acid; -- contrasted with the hydracids, which contain no oxygen, as hydrochloric acid. See Acid, and Hydroxy-.
Palamedeae (n. pl.) An order, or suborder, including the kamichi, and allied South American birds; -- called also screamers. In many anatomical characters they are allied to the Anseres, but they externally resemble the wading birds.
Parapodium (n.) One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; -- called also foot tubercle.
Parotid (a.) Situated near the ear; -- applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear.
Partridge (n.) Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera.
Peabird (n.) The wryneck; -- so called from its note.
Peroxide (n.) An oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest oxides. Cf. Per-, 2.
Perpender (n.) A large stone reaching through a wall so as to appear on both sides of it, and acting as a binder; -- called also perbend, perpend stone, and perpent stone.
Petaled (a.) Having petals; as, a petaled flower; -- opposed to apetalous, and much used in compounds; as, one-petaled, three-petaled, etc.
Pigweed (n.) A name of several annual weeds. See Goosefoot, and Lamb's-quarters.
Placoides (n. pl.) A group of fishes including the sharks and rays; the Elasmobranchii; -- called also Placoidei.
Polyandry (n.) The possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with monandry.
Polyeidic (a.) Passing through several distinct larval forms; -- having several distinct kinds of young.
Polypidom (n.) A coral, or corallum; also, one of the coral-like structure made by bryozoans and hydroids.
Poniard (n.) A kind of dagger, -- usually a slender one with a triangular or square blade.
Portend (v. t.) To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshow; to foretoken; to bode; -- now used esp. of unpropitious signs.
Praseodymium (n.) An elementary substance, one of the constituents of didymium; -- so called from the green color of its salts. Symbol Ps. Atomic weight 143.6.
Preponderant (a.) Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a preponderant weight; of preponderant importance.
Prestidigital (a.) Nimble-fingered; having fingers fit for prestidigitation, or juggling.
Pretend (v. i.) To put in, or make, a claim, truly or falsely; to allege a title; to lay claim to, or strive after, something; -- usually with to.
Pronged (a.) Having prongs or projections like the tines of a fork; as, a three-pronged fork. Pronunciation (n.) The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery.
Pungled (a.) Shriveled or shrunken; -- said especially of grain which has lost its juices from the ravages of insects, such as the wheat midge, or Trips (Thrips cerealium).
Pyramidoid (n.) A solid resembling a pyramid; -- called also pyramoid.
Quinaldine (n.) A colorless liquid of a slightly pungent odor, C9H6N.CH3, first obtained as a condensation product of aldehyde and aniline, and regarded as a derivative of quinoline; -- called also methyl quinoline.
Quinoidine (n.) A brownish resinous substance obtained as a by-product in the treatment of cinchona bark. It consists of a mixture of several alkaloids.
Ramsted (n.) A yellow-flowered weed; -- so named from a Mr. Ramsted who introduced it into Pennsylvania. See Toad flax. Called also Ramsted weed.
Redhead (n.) An American duck (Aythya Americana) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also red-headed duck. American poachard, grayback, and fall duck. See Illust. under Poachard.
Redhead (n.) The red-headed woodpecker. See Woodpecker.
Remiped (a.) Having feet or legs that are used as oars; -- said of certain crustaceans and insects.
Respondent (n.) One who answers in certain suits or proceedings, generally those which are not according to the course of the common law, as in equity and admiralty causes, in petitions for partition, and the like; -- distinquished from appellant.
Respondent (n.) One who maintains a thesis in reply, and whose province it is to refute objections, or overthrow arguments; -- distinguished from opponent.
Rhaphides (n. pl.) Minute transparent, often needle-shaped, crystals found in the tissues of plants.
Rhapsody (n.) A recitation or song of a rhapsodist; a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation, or usually recited, at one time; hence, a division of the Iliad or the Odyssey; -- called also a book.
Rotated (a.) Turned round, as a wheel; also, wheel-shaped; rotate.
Saddled (a.) Having a broad patch of color across the back, like a saddle; saddle-backed.
Sainted (a.) Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for dead.
Saphead (n.) A weak-minded, stupid fellow; a milksop.
Sapwood (n.) The alburnum, or part of the wood of any exogenous tree next to the bark, being that portion of the tree through which the sap flows most freely; -- distinguished from heartwood.
'Sblood (interj.) An abbreviation of God's blood; -- used as an oath.
Serenade (n.) Music sung or performed in the open air at nights; -- usually applied to musical entertainments given in the open air at night, especially by gentlemen, in a spirit of gallantry, under the windows of ladies.
Sexifid (a.) Six-cleft; as, a sexfid calyx or nectary.
Shafted (a.) Having a shaft; -- applied to a spear when the head and the shaft are of different tinctures.
Shirred (a.) Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.
Sighted (a.) Having sight, or seeing, in a particular manner; -- used in composition; as, long-sighted, short-sighted, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, and the like.
Sinewed (a.) Furnished with sinews; as, a strong-sinewed youth.
Skilled (a.) Having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; -- often followed by in; as, a person skilled in drawing or geometry.
Sleeved (a.) Having sleeves; furnished with sleeves; -- often in composition; as, long-sleeved.
Solifidian (n.) One who maintains that faith alone, without works, is sufficient for justification; -- opposed to nullifidian.
Solitude (a.) Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.
Sparoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sparidae, a family of spinous-finned fishes which includes the scup, sheepshead, and sea bream.
Spermoderm (n.) The covering of a seed; -- sometimes limited to the outer coat or testa.
Spitted (a.) Shot out long; -- said of antlers.
Squalodon (n.) A genus of fossil whales belonging to the Phocodontia; -- so called because their are serrated, like a shark's.
Stampede (v. i.) To run away in a panic; -- said droves of cattle, horses, etc., also of armies.
Sterned (a.) Having a stern of a particular shape; -- used in composition; as, square-sterned.
Stopped (a.) Made by complete closure of the mouth organs; shut; -- said of certain consonants (p, b, t, d, etc.).
Storied (a.) Having (such or so many) stories; -- chiefly in composition; as, a two-storied house.
Succeed (v. i.) To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
Sulphide (n.) A binary compound of sulphur, or one so regarded; -- formerly called sulphuret.
Surrender (v. t.) To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.
'Swounds (interj.) An exclamation contracted from God's wounds; -- used as an oath.
Tarweed (n.) A name given to several resinous-glandular composite plants of California, esp. to the species of Grindelia, Hemizonia, and Madia.
Thermidor (n.) The eleventh month of the French republican calendar, -- commencing July 19, and ending August 17. See the Note under Vendemiaire.
Thyroid (a.) Shaped like an oblong shield; shield-shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage.
Torqued (a.) Twisted; bent; -- said of a dolphin haurient, which forms a figure like the letter S.
Tremando (a.) Trembling; -- used as a direction to perform a passage with a general shaking of the whole chord.
Triacid (a.) Capable of neutralizing three molecules of a monobasic acid or the equivalent; having three hydrogen atoms which may be acid radicals; -- said of certain bases; thus, glycerin is a triacid base.
Trioxide (n.) An oxide containing three atoms of oxygen; as, sulphur trioxide, SO3; -- formerly called tritoxide.
Tubulidentate (a.) Having teeth traversed by canals; -- said of certain edentates.
Uncared (a.) Not cared for; not heeded; -- with for.
Unguled (a.) Hoofed, or bearing hoofs; -- used only when these are of a tincture different from the body.
Unlawed (a.) Not having the claws and balls of the forefeet cut off; -- said of dogs.
Upbraid (v. t.) To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
Upbraid (v. t.) To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person.
Ventrad (adv.) Toward the ventral side; on the ventral side; ventrally; -- opposed to dorsad.
Viroled (a.) Furnished with a virole or viroles; -- said of a horn or a bugle when the rings are of different tincture from the rest of the horn.
Weasand (n.) The windpipe; -- called also, formerly, wesil.
Wheeled (a.) Having wheels; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a four-wheeled carriage.
Worsted (n.) Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets, cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.
Ycleped (p. p.) Called; named; -- obsolete, except in archaic or humorous writings.
Yesterday (adv.) On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday.
Zalambdodont (a.) Of or pertaining to a tribe (Zalambdodonta) of Insectivora in which the molar teeth have but one V-shaped ridge.
Zincoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, zinc; -- said of the electricity of the zincous plate in connection with a copper plate in a voltaic circle; also, designating the positive pole. Zincous (a.) Of or pertaining to the positive pole of a galvanic battery; electro-positive.
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