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[LL. acrisia, Gr. ; priv. + to separate, to decide.] 1. Inability to judge. 2. (medicine) Undecided character of a disease. [Obsolete]
(zoology) adj. Of or pertaining to the Acrita. -- n. An individual of the Acrita.
Adjective: (zoology) acritan. (Can we find and add a quotation of Owen to this entry?)
[Gr. at nightfall; + night.] (Astron.) Rising at sunset and setting at sunrise, as a star; -- opposed to cosmical. The word is sometimes incorrectly written acronical, achronychal, acronichal, and acronical.
- Compare Berber, Barb a Barbary horse.
- Zoology: An African genet (Genetta pardina). See genet.
- Compare Old Icelandic berja, to strike.
- Obsolete. Transitive verb: To pierce. Chaucer.
- See barmote.
- Corrupted from Latin pyrethrum, Greek, a hot spicy plant, from a word for fire.
- Botany: Pellitory of Spain (Anacyclus pyrethrum).
[Gr. hollow + tooth.] (zoology) Having hollow teeth; said of a group lizards. -- n. One of a group of lizards having hollow teeth.
[NL., fr. Gr. a hollow, neut. of hollow.] (anatomy) See body cavity.
NL., fr. L. <ets>grallae</ets> stilts, for <ets>gradulae</ets>, fr. <ets>gradus.</ets> See <er>Grade.</er> <fld>(Zoöl.): An order of birds which formerly included all the waders. By later writers it is usually restricted to the sandpipers, plovers, and allied forms; -- called also <altname>Grallatores.</altname>
NL. from L. <ets>grallator</ets> one who runs on stilts. <fld>(Zoöl.): See <er>Grallæ</er>.</def> <mhw>Grallatorial, Grallatory
<mhw> a. <fld>(Zoöl.): Of or pertaining to the Grallatores, or waders.
Pg. <ets>gr?o</ets> grain. See <er>Grain.</er> <fld>(Bot.): The East Indian name of the chick-pea (<spn>Cicer arietinum</spn>) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.
F. <ets>gramme</ets>, from Gr. ? that which is written, a letter, a small weight, fr. ? to write. See <er>Graphic.</er>
- The unit of weight in the metric system. It was intended to be exactly, and is very nearly, equivalent to the weight in a vacuum of one cubic centimeter of pure water at its maximum density. It is equal to 15.432 grains. See Grain, n., 4.
<cs><col>Gram degree</col>, ∨ <col>Gramme degree</col></mcol> <fld>(Physics)</fld>, <cd>a unit of heat, being the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water one degree centigrade.</cd>
- Gram equivalent</col> <fld>(Electrolysis)</fld>, <cd>that quantity of the metal which will replace one gram of hydrogen.</cd>
- (Zoölogy) (Provincial English): A salmon in its fifth year of growth.
- (Nautical): One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.
- Half the length of a sword; close fight.
- At half-sword - Shakespeare
- (Old Law): A jury, for the trial of a fore foreigner, composed equally of citizens and aliens.
- Halfway covenant, a practice among the Congregational churches of New England, between 1657 and 1662, of permitting baptized persons of moral life and orthodox faith to enjoy all the privileges of church membership, save the partaking of the Lord's Supper. They were also allowed to present their children for baptism
New Latin, from Greek, sea + cartilage
- (Zoölogy): An order of sponges, having simple siliceous spicules and keratose fibers; -- called also Keratosilicoidea
- One who writes about or describes the sea.
Greek the sea + -graphy
- Description of the sea; the science that treats of the sea.
New Latin, from Greek sea + ear.]
- (Zoölogy): A genus of marine shells; the ear-shells. See abalone
New Latin, from Greek, sea +
- (Paleontology): The Enaliosauria.
Transitive verb: (Obsolete) Same as hamele.
(Geol.) A subdivision of the Devonian system of America; -- so named from Hamilton, Madison County, New York. It includes the Marcellus, Hamilton, and Genesee epochs or groups.
(Obsolete) Transitive verb: To annoy. See noy.
Leed, Leede (?), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A caldron; a copper kettle. [Obs.] A furnace of a leed." Chaucer.
Leef (?), a. & adv. See Lief. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Leeme (?), v. & n. See Leme. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Leep (?), obs. strong imp. of Leap. leaped.
Lees (?), n. A leash. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Leese, v. t. [Cf. f. léser, L.laesus, p. p. of laedere.] To hurt. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
Left"-off" (?), a. Laid a side; cast-off.