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one style or stigma, and is seldom distin arms, occurring in the Silurian and carbon Cytinus Hypocistis, a rich yellow or orangeguished. iferous strata.

red scaly parasite growing on the roots of Cypselidæ (sip-sel'i-dē), n. pl. A family of Cystidean (sist-id'é-an), n. A member of species of Cistus in the Mediterranean insessorial birds, sub-order Fissirostres, in the fossil family Cystideæ.

region. cluding the swifts and their congeners. The Cystidia (sist-id'i-a), 1. pl. (Gr. kystis, & Cytisine (si'ti-sin), n. A bitter principle main peculiarity in this family is that the bladder, and eidos, resemblance.) În bot. detected in the seeds of the Cytisus Labur. hind toe is turned forward along with the salient cells, accompanying the asci of fungi; num and other plants. It is of a nauseous three anterior toes. Besides the genus by some regarded as antheridian cells. taste, emetic, and poisonous. Cypselus the family includes also Acanthy. Cystine (sis’tin), n. (C3H7NSO2.) A yellowish. Cytisus (sisti-sus), n. [L., laburnum.] lis (North American chimney-swallow) and coloured mass occurring in a rare kind of A genus of hardy, leguminous, papilionaCollocalia (esculent swallow). urinary calculus.

ceous shrubs, natives almost exclusively of Cypselus (sip'se-lus), n. The name of the Cystirrhea (sis-tir-rē'a), n. {Gr. kystis, a the countries bordering on the Mediterragenus of birds to which the swift (C. apus) bladder, and theô, to flow.) Discharge of

The leaves belongs. See SWIFT. mucus from the bladder; vesical catarrh.

are usually composCyrenaic (87-le-nā'ik), a. 1. Pertaining to Cystis (sist'is), n. Same as Cyst.

ed of three leaflets, Cyrene, a Greek colony on the north coast Cystitis (sis-ti'tis), no. Inflammation of the

some species are of Africa. — 2. Pertaining or belonging to the bladder.


The large school of Epicurean philosophers founded Cystitome (sist'i-tom), n. (Gr. kystis, and

flowers are yellow, by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates, at tomos, cutting, from temnô, to cut.) An

purple, or white. Cyrene. instrument for opening the capsule of the

One species, C. ScoCyrenian (si-rē'ni-an), n. A native or inha crystalline lens.

parius (broom), is bitant of Cyrene. Cystocarp (sist'o-kärp), n. (Gr. kystis, a

an extremely comCyrillaceæ (si-ril-lā'sē-ė), n. pl. A nat. order bladder, and karpos, fruit.) A capsule, con

mon shrub on uncul. of small evergreen, dicotyledonous trees or taining many spores, found among the algæ;

tivated grounds, shrubs, nearly allied to the Ericaceæ. There a conceptacle,

heaths, &c.,

of most are about six known species, constituting Cystocele (sisto-sēl), n. [Gr. kystis, a blad

parts of Britain. four genera, all natives of North or Tropi. der, and kèle, a tumour.] A hernia or rup

Some exotic species cal America. ture formed by the protrusion of the urinary


garCyrillic (si-ril’ik), a. (From St. Cyril, its bladder.

den and shrubbery reputed inventor. The term applied to an Cystolith (sist'ō-lith), n. {Gr. kystis, a bag, Broom (Cytisus Scoparius). plants, as C. Labur. alphabet adopted by all the Slavonic peoples à cell, and lithos, a stone.) In bot. a name

num (the laburbelonging to the Eastern Church. It is be given to certain bodies consisting of a mat num), C. purpureus, an elegant procumlieved to have superseded the Glagolitic as rix of cellulose with carbouate of lime bent shrub used in rock-work, C. alpinus, being easier both for the copyist to write crystallized in a kind of efflorescence on &c. See BROOM. and the foreigner to acquire. Some of its the surface. They occur most frequently Cytoblast (si'to-blast), n. (Gr. kytos, a carsigns are modified from the Glagolitic, but beneath the epidermis of the leaf, but are ity, and blastano, to sprout.] In physiol. those which Greek and Slavonic have in found also in deep-seated organs. They are the nucleus, cellule, or centre of assimilacommon are taken from the Greek. It was most abundant in the families of the Urti tive force, from which the organic cell is brought into general use by St. Cyril's pupil, caceæ and Acanthaceæ.

developed. Clement, first bishop of Bulgaria. Cystolithic (sist-o-lith’ik), a. In med. relat

The ducts, vessels, woody fibre, &c., of all vegeCyriologic (si'ri-o-loj"ík), a. [Gr. kyrios, ing to stone in the bladder.

tables are formed originally from cells; these cells chief, and logos, discourse.] Relating or Cystopteris (sist-op'ter-is), n. [Gr. kystis, a are forined from what are called cytoblasts. In the pertaining to capital letters.

bladder, and pteris, a fern-from its bladder interior of a cell may be seen, by the aid of highCyrtostyle (sér'tõ-stil), n. [Gr. kyrtos, bent, like indusium.) Bladder-fern, a genus of

power magnifiers, small granular-looking globules,

and amongst these are to be found two or three curved, and stylos, a pillar.] A circular polypodiaceous delicate flaccid ferns, having larger bodies termed nuclei; and these contain withportico projecting from the front of a the sori borne on the back of the leaf on the in the smaller yet granular substances, the nucleobuilding middle of a vein and covered with a mem

li; these nuclei and their contained nucleoli are the Cyst (sist), n. {Gr. kystis, a bladder.) 1. In branaceous indusium attached only by the

rudiments of the future new cell, and constitute the Cytoblast.

Chambers' Miscell. physiol. a hollow organ with thin walls, as base. They are found in cool damp localithe urinary bladder or the gall bladder, ties. Two are natives of Britain, C. fragilis Cytoblastema (si'to-blas-tê"ma), n. [See -2. In pathol, a bladder-like bag or vesicle (the brittle fern), found in suitable locali CYTOBLAST.) The amorphous protein-subwhich includes morbid matter in animal ties everywhere, and C. montana, a very stance by which animal and vegetable cells bodies.

rare species found on the alpine mountains are formed, or of which they are wholly Cysted (sist'ed), a. Inclosed in a cyst. of the centre of Scotland.

composed. Called also Protoplasm. Cystic (sistik), a. 1. Pertaining to, or con Cystose (sist'os), a. Containing or resem Cytogenesis (si-tó-jen'e-sis), n. [Gr. kytos, tained in, a cyst; specifically, pertaining to, bling a cyst; cystic.

a cell, and genesis, origin.) In physiol. the or contained in, the urinary or gall blad Cystotome (sist'o-tom), n. (Gr. kystis, the development of cells in animal and vegetable ders; as, cystic remedies; cystic bile; cystic bladder, and tomos, cutting.) In eurg. an structures. calculi.-2. Having cysts; cystose; as, cystic instrument for cutting the bladder, some. Cytogenetic (si'to-jen-et"ik), a. In physiol. sarcoma.-3. Formed in, or shaped like, a times but improperly called a Lithotome. relating or pertaining to celi formation. cyst; as, cystic Entozoa. -Cystic duct, the Cystotomy (sist-ot'ó-mi), n. (Gr. kystis, a Cytogeny (si-to'je-ni), nh. Cytogenesis (which membranous canal that conveys the bile bladder, and tomos, cutting, from temno, to

see). from the hepatic duct into the gall-bladder. cut.] The act or practice of opening en- Cytrynet a. Of a pale yellow or citron --Cystic artery, a branch of the hepatic. — cysted tumours, for the discharge of mor. colour. Chaucer. Cystic worm. See TAPE-WORM.

bid matter; specifically, the operation of Czar (zär or tsär), n. (O.Pol. czar, now car Cystica (sis'ti-ka), n. [Gr. kystis, a bladder. ] cutting into the bladder for the extraction (pron. tsar), perhaps a corruption of L. Cæsar. ] A term applied to immature Entozoa, in of a stone or other extraneous matter.

A king; a chief; a title of the Emperor of which the body is terminated by a cyst Cystula (sist'û-la), n. (L. dim. of cyst.) In Russia. The title was first adopted in 1579 peculiar to one individual, or common to bot. a round closed apothecium in lichens. by Ivan II., who styled himself Czar of many. The hydatid in the brain of sheep The term is also applied to the little open

Moscow. is an example.

cups on the upper surface of the fronds in Czarevna. (zä-rev'na), n. The wife of the Cysticercus (sis-ti-serkus), n. (Gr. kystis, a Marchantia.

czarowitz. bladder, and kerkos, the tail.] An immature Cythere (si-thē'rē), n. A genus of minute Czarina (za-rē'na), n. A title of the Emform of tape-worm found in various mam entomostracous bivalve crustaceans, of press of Russia. mals. The cysticercus of the mouse, swal. marine habit, and found fossil in many for Czarinian (zä-rin'i-an), a. Pertaining to lowed by the cat, becomes the tape-worm mations, but most abundantly in the chalk the Czar, or Czarina, of Russia of the latter animal. and older tertiaries.

Czarish (zär'ish), a. Pertaining to the Czar Cysticle (sist'i-kl),n. In physiol. a small cyst. Cytherean (si-the-rē'an), a. (Gr. Kythera, of Russia. (Rare. }

Cerigo, an island in the Egean Sea, near the In some Acalephæ the cysticles are not complicated

His czarish majesty despatched an express to coast of which Venus was fabled to have with pigment cells. Prop. Owen.

General Goltz with an account of these particulars. risen from the sea, and where she was speci

Tatier. Cystideæ (sist-id'ê-ē), n. pl. [Gr. kystis, a ally worshipped.] Pertaining to Venus. Czarowitz, Czarevitch, Czarewitch, &c. bladder, and cidos, resemblance.) A family Cytinaceæ (si-tin-a'sēcē), n. A small nat. (zäró-vits, zár'e-vich), n. The title of the of fossil echinoderms, with feebly developed order of rhizanths, the type of which is 1 eldest son of the Czar of Russia.


D, in the English alphabet, is the fourth letter and the third consonant. D represents a dental sound, formed by placing the tip of the tongue against the root of the upper teeth, and then forcing up vocalized breath, or voice, into the mouth, the soft palate being raised to prevent its escape through the

nose. T is formed in the same way except that it is uttered with breath merely, and not with voice. (See T.) Whend

follows a whispered, non-vocal, or surd con.
sonant in the same syllable it takes the sound
of t, as after k, P, T, 8. This is especially
seen in past tenses in -ed, the e not being
sounded; as, picked (= pikt), wrapped
(=rapt), hoped (=hõpt), snuffed (=snuft),
kissed (=kist), &c. It is never silent in
English words, except in a rapid utterance
of such words as handkerchief. D has crept
into some English words to which it does

not properly belong, as in thunder, gender,
sound (L. sonus), lend, hind (a servant),
round (to whisper); it has disappeared from
gospel and answer. According to Grimm's
law in words common to English and to
Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, and German, where
d appears in English we find dh in Sanskrit,
th in Greek, f in Latin, and t in German;
thus E. door = Skr. dhvara, Gr. thyra, L.
fores, G. tör, — As a numeral, D represents

ch, chain; ch, Sc. loch;

& go; 1. job;

t, Fr. ton;

ng, sing;

TH, then; th, thin;

w, wig; wh, whig; zh, azure. -See KEY.




Dahl dab.), Scotch. I gentle blow with the

500, and when a dash or stroke is placed dace is gregarious and swims in shoals, It Dactylis (dak'til-is), n. (L. dactylis, dog'sover it thus, D, it denotes 5000.-In music, seldom exceeds a pound in weight, but from tooth grass.] Cock's-foot grass, a genus of D is the second note of the natural scale,

grasses consisting of about a dozen species answering to the French and Italian re.

found in cold and temperate regions. The Dab (dab), v.t. pret. & pp. dabbed; ppr. dab

flowers are in crowded compressed spikelets bing. [Allied to 0.D. dabben, to dabble,

at the end of a one-sided panicle. The fruit probably also to dub; comp. Fr. dauber, to

is loosely enveloped in the glume. The cuff. ee DAUB.] 1. To strike gently with

common cock's-foot grass (D. glomerata) is the hand; to slap; to box. - 2. To strike

often met with in fields and waste places. gently with some soft or moist substance.

It is a coarse grass little relished by cattle, A sore should be wiped by dabbing it with fine

Dace (Leuciscus vulgaris).

but said to improve greatly by culture. lint. Sharp.

Dactylist (dak'til-ist), n. One who writes 3. To prick. [Old English and Scotch.]

its activity affords the angler good sport. dactylic verse.
Named also Dar, Dare, and Dart.

Dactylology (dak-til-ol'o-ji), n. (Gr. dakThere was given hym the aungell of Sathan, the Dacelo (da-sēʻlo), n. [A transposition of L.

tylos, finger, and logos, discourse.] The act pricke of the flesh, to dabbe him in the necke.

Sir T. More.

alcedo, the king - fisher.) An Australian or the art of communicating ideas or thoughts Dab (dab), v.i. 1. To prick.-2. To peck, as

genus of king-fishers.

See KING-FISHER, by the fingers; the language of the deaf and birds do." []

Dacker, Daiker (dak'ér, dãk'ér), v.t. To dumb.

search, as for stolen or smuggled goods; as, Dactylonomy (dak-til-on'o-mi), n. (Gr. dakhand or some soft substance. — 2. A quick Dacoit (da-koit'), n. to dacker a house. (Scotch. ]

tylos, a finger, and nomos, rule, law.] The or sudden blow.-3. A small lump or mass


art of counting or numbering by the fingers, of anything soft or moist. -4. A name comDacoity (da-koit'i), n. See DAKOITY.

Dactylopterous (dak-til-op'ter-us), a. (Gr. mon to all the species of fish of the genus Dacrydium (da-krid'i-um), n. [Gr. dakry, daktylos, the finger, and pteron, a wing or Pleuronectes, but especially applied to the

a tear, from the resinous drops exuded fin; finger-finned.] Having the inferior rays Pleuronectes limanda, called also the salt

the plants.] A genus of plants belonging of its pectoral fin partially or entirely free: water flounder or fluke. It is common on to the Taxace or yew tribe. Their fleshy

said of a fish. fruit is borne on the face of a boat-shaped Dactylopterus (dak-til-op'ter-us), 11. (See bract. The species vary in appearance,

DACTYLOPTEROUS.) A genus of fishes of the some being great trees, like D. Franklinii order Acanthopterygii, family Cataphracti. (the Huon piue), and others low-growing It contains but two species, the flying gurshrubs, like D. taxifolium. They are natives nard or flying fish (D. volitans), and the D. of New Zealand and the East Indies. D. orientalis of Cuvier, the former found in the taxifolium is the kakaterro of the natives Mediterranean, the latter in the Indian of New Zealand, the young branches of

Ocean. which, like those of Norway spruce, make Dactylorhiza (dak-ti-lo-ri'za), n. [Gr. dakexcellent beer.

tylos, a finger, and rhiza, a root.] In agri. Dacryolite (da'kri-ā-līt), n. [Gr. dakryo, to and hort. finger-and-toe, a disease of the bulbs

weep, and lithos, a stone.] In med. a name of turnips, which divide and becomes hard Dab (Pleuronectes limanda).

given to a calculous concretion in the lach and useless, believed to be due to the nature rymal passage.

of the soil, and distinct from ambury, which all sandy parts of the British coast, in- Dacryoma (da-kri-o'ma), n. [Gr. dakryo, to

is due to the attacks of insects. labits deeper water than the flounder, and weep.) A name given to the stoppage or Dad, Dada, Daddy (dad, da'da, dad'di), n. does not, like it, enter the mouths of obstruction in one or both of the puncta

(In allied forms this word is very widely streams. It seldom exceeds 12 inches in

lacrymalia, by which the tears are prevented spread. Comp. W. tad, Skr. tata, Hind. dada, length, and is preferred to the flounder for from passing into the nose, and in conse Gypsy dad, dada, L. tata, Gr. tata, Lapp the table.

quence run down over the lower eyelid. dadda-father.) A childish or pet name Dab (dab), n. [Said to be from adept, which Dactyl, Dactyle (dak'til), n. (Gr. daktylos, for father. Spelled also Daddie. might become a dep, a dap, then a dab. a finger, also a dactyl, which, like a finger, Daddle (dad'ul), y. i. (A freq. of dade.) To See ADEPT.) An expert; a skilful man; a

consists of one long and two short members.) walk with tottering steps, like a child or an dabster. (Colloq.) 1. poetical foot consisting of three sylla

old man. (Rare.] A third is a dab at an index.

bles, the first long and the others short, like Daddockt (dad'dok), n. The heart or body Goldsmith.

the joints of a finger; as, tēgmine, hāpplly. of a tree thoroughly rotten. Dab (dab), a. [See last art.] Clever; 2. A name of the razor-fish.

Daddy-long-legs (dad'di-long-legz), n. A skilled; as, a dab hand at a thing. Colloq,) Dactylt (dak'til), v.i. To run nimbly; to

name given to species of the crane-fly (TipDabble (dab'bl), v.t. pret. & pp. dabbled; bound. B. Jonson.

ul i oleracea, &c.) Called also Father-lonyppr. dabbling. (A dim. and freq. from dab.) Dactylar (dak'til-er), a. Pertaining to a legs. Lit. to dip a little and often; hence, to wet, dactyl; dactylic.

Dade (dād), v.t. To hold up by leading to moisten; to spatter; to sprinkle. *Hair Dactylett (dak'til-et), n. A dactyl.

strings. [Rare.] dabbled in blood.' Shak.

Dactylethridæ (dak-ti-leth'ri-de), n. pl. [Gr. The little children when they learn to go, Dabble (dab'bl) v.i. 1. To play in water, daktylēthra, a finger-sheath, and eidos, like By painful mothers daded to and fro. Drayton, as with the hands; to splash in mud or ness.) A small South African family of amphi. Dade (dad), v.i. To walk slowly and hesi. water. — 2. To do anything in a slight or bian vertebrata, comprising only one genus,

tatingly, like a child superficial manner; to tamper; to touch and, so far as known, two species, remark

in leading - strings; here and there; to meddle; to dip into a able for having nails on their feet, the inner

hence, to flow gently. concern; as, to dabble in railway shares. three toes being tipped with a sharply

(Rare.] You have, I think, been dabbling with the text. pointed claw or nail.

But eas'ly from her source Atterbury. Dactyli (dak'ti-li), n. pl. In class. antiq, a


as Isis gently dades. The old painter dabbled in poetry too. name given to certain fabulous beings in

Drayton. Walpole. habiting Mount Ida in Phrygia, to whom

Dado (dā'do), n. [It., Dabbler (dab'bler), n. 1. One who plays in the discovery of iron and the art of working

a die, a dado, L. dawater or mud. – 2. One who dips slightly it is ascribed. They were servants or priests

tum, given. ) 1. In into anything; one who meddles without of Rhea, and are sometimes confounded

arch. that part of a going to the bottom; a superficial meddler. with the Corybantes.

pedestal between the Our dabblers in politics.' Swift. Dactylic (dak-til'ik), a. Pertaining to or

base and the cornice.

Pedestal.--, Dado or die. Dabblingly (dabbling-li), adv. In a dab consisting chiefly or wholly of dactyls; as, a, Surbase. c, Base,

2. The finishing of the bling manner dactylic verses. - Dactylic flute, a flute con

lower part of the walls Dabby (dab'bi), a. Moist; adhesive. (Local.] sisting of unequal intervals.

in rooms, made somewhat to represent a Dabchick (dab'chik), n. {Dab or dip, and Dactylic (dak-til'ik), n. 1. A line consisting continuous pedestal, and consisting fre. chick, from its habit of dipping or diving chiefly or wholly of dactyls. 2. pl. Metres quently of a skirting of wood about 3 feet below the water.) 1. The little grebe (Podi which consist of a repetition of dactyls or high, or of a special wall paper. ceps minor), a small water-fowl of the family equivalent feet.

Dadoxylon (da-doks'i-lon), n. (Gr. daix, Colymbidæ. -2. A babyish person.

Dactylioglyph (dak-til'l-o-glif), n. (Gr. dak daidos, contr. das, dados, a resinous torch, Dabeocia (da-be-o'si-a), n. (Named from St. tylios, a finger-ring, and glyphó, to engrave.} and xylon, wood. ] Lit. pine or torch wood. Dabeoc.) A genus of plants, nat. order 1. An engraver of stones. — 2. The inscription Endlicher's generic name forfossil coniferous Ericaceae. There is but one species, D. of the name of the artist on a finger-ring or

wood, the cells of which have many series polyfolia, a native of the west of Ireland, gem.

of alternating discs, as in Araucaria, found the west of France, and Spain. It is a small Dactylioglyphy (dak-til'i-og'li-il), n. [See in the palæozoic and secondary strata. shrub from 1 to 2 feet high, with bright green DACTYLIOGLYPH.] The art or process of Dædal, Dædalian (dē'dal, dě-dali-an), a. leaves, and crimson, purple, or white flowers. engraving precious stones.

(L. Dædalus, Gr. Daidalos, an ingenious It is found on boggy heaths,

Dactyliography (dak-til'i-og'ra-A), n. (Gr. artist.) Formed with art; showing artistic Dabster (dab'ster), n. (See DAB, a.] One daktylios,a ring,and graphó, to write.] 1. The skill; ingenious. who is skilled; one who is expert; a master art of gem engraving. – 2. A description of Here ancient art her dædal fancies played. of his business. (Colloq.) engraved finger-rings and precious stones.

Varton. Da capo (đä kä'po). (It.) In music, a direc- Dactyliology (dak-til'i-ol'o-ji), n. [Gr. dak

Our bodies decked in our dædalian arms. Chapman. tion to repeat from the beginning of a pas tylios, a ring, and logos, discourse.] The Dædalenchyma (de-dal-en'ki-ma), n. [Gr. sage or section.

science which treats of the history and qua daidalos, cunningly wrought, and enchyma, Dace (dás), n. (Probably the same as the lities of finger-rings.

infusion.] In bot, a name applied to entan. latter part of Fr. vandoise or vaudoise, Dactylomancy (dak-til"i-o-man'si), n. [Gr. gled cells, as in some fungi. the dace; of unknown origin.) Leuciscus daktylios, a ring, and manteia, divination.) Dædalous (de'dal-us), a. Having a margin vulgaris, family Cyprinidæ, a small river fish The pretended art of divining by rings. with various windings: of a beautiful and resembling the roach. It chiefly inhabits Dactylion (dak-tilli-on), n. (Gr. daktylos, a delicate texture : said of the leaves of the deep and clear waters of quiet streams. finger.) In surg. a term for cohesion between plants. It is found in Italy, France, Germany, tc., two fingers, either congenital or a conse Dæmonism, Dæmonist (de'mon-izm, de. and in some of the rivers of England. The quence of burning.

mon-ist), n. Same as Demonism, Demonisl.

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Dæmonomania(de'mon-ó-mā"ni-a), n. Same patch a vanquished enemy, unless he begged mental structures containing relics of Budas Demonomania.

for quarter, whence it was called the dagger dha or of some Buddhist saint. The dagoba Dæsman (des'man), n. Same as Desman.

is of brick or stone, circular in form, and Daff, 1 Daffet (daf), n. [Icel. daufr, Sw. döf,

erected on a natural or artificial mound, stupid; allied to E. deaf.] A stupid blockish

the structure itself sometimes rising to a fellow,

great height. The dagoba is usually inI shall be holden a daffe or a cokenay. Chaucer.

cluded under the generic term Stupa or Daff (daf), v.i. To be foolish; to make sport;

Tope, but in its specific application the to toy. [Scotch.)

term stupa is restricted to monuments Dafft (daf), v. t. (A form of doff.] To toss aside;

which commemorate some event or mark to put off; to doff.

some spot sacred to the followers of

Buddha. There my white stole of chastity I daft. Shak.

Dagon (dā'gon), n. (Heb. dag, a fish.] The Dafia, Daffing (daf'fin, daf'fing), n. Thought

national god of the Philistines, represented less gaiety; foolish playfulness; foolery.

with the upper part of a man and the tail (Scotch.)

of a fish. His most famous temples were Until widaffin weary grown,

at Gaza and Ashdod. He had a female corUpon a knowe they sat them down. Burus.

relative among the Syrians. In Babylonian Daffodil (daf'fo-dil), n. (Fr. (feur) d'aspho

mythology, the name Dadèle, Gr. asphodelos._See ASPHODEL.) The

gon is given to a fish-like popular name of a British plant which is

being who rose from the one of the earliest ornaments of our cottage

waters of the Red Sea as gardens, as well as of many of our woods

Various forms of Daggers.

one of the great benefacand meadows. It is Narcissus pseudo-nar

tors of men. cissus, nat. order Amaryllidaceæ. Many of mercy. -2. In fencing, a blunt blade of varieties of the daffodil are in cultivation, iron with a basket hilt, used for defence.

Dagon his name, sea-monster,

upward man, differing from each other chiefly in bulk and 3. In printing, an obelisk; a mark of refer.

And downward fish. Milton. in the form of the flower, which is of a bright ence in the form of a dagger, thus t. It is primrose-yellow colour. There are other the second mark of reference used when

Dagon,t n. (See DAG, a forms of the name in local or partial use, more than one occurs on a page.-- Dagger

loose end.) of lath, the weapon given to the Vice in the

A slip as Daffadowndilly, Daffodowndilly, Dafy

or downdilly, Dafadilly, Daffodilly, and Affo. old moralities, and supposed to be alluded

piece. "Yeve dilly. *Člad her like an April daffodilly.' to by Falstaff in the following quotation.

us a dagon Tennyson. If I do not beat thee out of thy kingdom with a

of your blan

Dagon of the Philistines.-Bas-relief ket. ChauStrew me the green ground with da fadowndillies, dagger of lain, and drive all thy subjects afore thee

from Khorsabad.
And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies.
like a flock of wild geese, I'll never wear hair on my

face more.


Dag-swain (dag'swān), n. [Dag, a loose Daft (däft), a. (See DAFF, n. and v.1) Deli - To look or speak daggers, to look or speak end; etym. of swain uncertain.) A kind of rious; insane; stupid; blockish; foolish; play fiercely, sayagely.

carpet; a rough or coarse mantle to cast on ful; frolicsome; wanton: applied to persons As you have spoke daggers to him, you may justly

a bed. or things. [Scotch.}

dread the use of them against your own breast.


Under coverlets of dag-swain. Hollingshed. You are the daflest donnet I ever saw on two legs.

Cornhill Mag.

Dagger (dag gėr), v.t. To pierce with a dag. Dag-tailed (dag'táld), a. The same as Let us think no more of this daft business. ger; to stab.

Sir IV. Scott. Dagger (dag'er), n. {Supposed to be a cor-

Daguerrean, Daguerreian (da-ger'ē-an), a. Daftness (daft'nes), n. The quality of being ruption of diagonal.] In ship-building, a

Pertaining to Daguerre, or to his invention daft.

piece of timber that crosses all the puppets Can you tell us of any instance of his dafiness! Galt. of the bulgeway to keep them together. Daguerreotype(da-ger'ő-tip), n. 1. The name

of the daguerreotype. The plank that secures the heads of the pupDag, Dagget(dag), n. (Fr. dague. The syllable dag primarily represents, says Wedgpets is called the dagger-plank.-Dagger

given to an invention of M. Daguerre, of

Paris, first published in 1839, by which the wood, the noise of a blow with something knees, in ship-building, certain pieces whose

lights and shadows of a landscape or figure sharp, and then the instrument with which sides are cast down and bolted through the

are fixed on a metallic plate solely by the the blow is given. See DAGGER.] 1. A dagger; cramp.

action of the sun's actinic or chemical rays. Johnson.--2. A hand-gun; a pistol. Dagger-moneyt (dagógér-mun-ni), n. A

A plate of copper, thinly coated with silver, sum of money formerly paid to the justices Neither was anything taken from them but these

is exposed in a close box to the action of of assize on the northern circuit to provide dags, which the German horsemen, after a new

the vapour of iodine; and when it assumes fashion, carried at their saddle-bows; these the arms against marauders.

a yellow colour it is placed in the Turks greatly desired, delighted with the noveltie Daggers-drawing (dag gėrz-dra-ing), n.

chamber of a camera obscura, where it reof the invention, to see them shot off with a firelock,

The act of drawing daggers; approach to with out a match. Knolles

ceives an image of the object to be reprePowder! no, sir, iny dagge shall be my dagger. Decker. open attack or to violence; a quarrel.

sented. It is then withdrawn and exposed Dagt(dag),n. (Icel.

They've always been at daggers drawing,
And one another clapper-clawing.

to the vapour of mercury to bring out the

Hildibras. dögg, Sw. dagg,

impression distinctly; after which it is dew.] Dew. Daggle (dagʻgl), v. t. pret. & pp. daggled; ppr.

plunged into a solution of hypo-sulphite of Dagt (dag), v.t. To daggling. (A freq. form of the obsolete verb

soda, and lastly washed in distilled water. bedew; to daggle; dag, to bedew.) To make limp by passing

The process is then complete, and the sketch to bemire. through water; to trail in mud or wet grass;

produced is in appearance something similar Dag (dag), n. (Pro. to befoul; to dirty, as the lower end of a

to aquatint but greatly superior in delicacy; bably from same garment; to draggle.

and such is the precision of the detail, that root as dagger from

The warrior's very plume, I say,

the most powerful microscope serves but to being long and

Was daggled by the dashing spray. Sir W. Scott.

display the perfection of the copy. See pointed.) 1. A loose

Daggle (dagʻgl), v... To run through mud PHOTOGRAPHY.-2. A picture produced by end, as of a lock of and water. Pope.

the above process. wool; a dag-lock,

Daggle-tail (dag-gl-tāl), a. Having the lower Daguerreotype (da-ger'o-tip), v.t. 1. To 2. A leathern ends of garments defiled with mud.

produce by the photographic process, as a atchet. Written

The gentlemen of wit and pleasure are apt to be picture.-2. To impress with great distinctalso Dagge.

choaked at the sight of so many daggle-tail parsons Dagt (dag), v.t. To that happen to fall in their way.

ness; to imitate exactly. Świf.

Daguerreotyper, Daguerreotypist (dacut into slips. Daggle-tail (dag gl-tāl), n. A slattern.

ger'ő-tip-er, da-ger'ö-tip-ist), n. One who Dagge, n. { See Dag-lock (dagʻlok), n. A lock of wool on a

takes pictures by means of daguerreoDAG, a loose end.)

sheep that hangs and drags in the wet. type. An ornamental cut

Dagoba (da-go'ba), n. The name given, in | Daguerreotypic, Daguerreotypical (dain the edge of gar

gero-tip'ik, da-ger'ö-tip"'ik-al), a. ments, in use as

Of or pertaining to daguerreotype. early as the reign

Daguerreotypy (da-ger'o-tip-i), n. of Henry I. The

The art of producing photographic fashion of orna

pictures on the plan introduced by menting with Dagges, from Har.

M. Daguerre. dagges was carried leian MS.

Dahabieh (da-ha-be'a), n. A kind of to such excess that

boat in use on the Nile for the conin 1188 sumptuary laws were enacted for

veyance of travellers, and having bidding it.

one or two masts with a long yard Dagger (dag'er), n. [From the Celtic: W.

supporting a triangular sail. It is dagr, Ir. daigear, Armor. dager, dag, a

of considerable breadth at the stern, dagger or poniard ; Gael. daga, a dagger,

which is rounded, but narrow toa pistol; Fr. dague, a dagger. See DAG,

wards the prow, which terminates a dagger or pistol. ] 1. A weapon resem

in a sharp, gracefully curving cutbling a short sword, with usually a two

water. Dahabiehs are of various edged, sometimes a three-edged, sharp

sizes, and afford good accommodapointed blade, used for stabbing at close

tion for from two to six or eight quarters. In feudal times it was carried

passengers. There is a deck fore by knights in addition to the sword; and

Ceylonese Dagoba.

and aft, on the centre of which in single combat it was wielded in the left

are the seats for the rowers, when hand, being used by them to parry the Buddhist countries and in those which at oars are needed to propel the boat. On the blows of their adversaries, and also to des one time held the Buddhist faith, to monu fore part of the deck is the kitchen, and on

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the after part there is raised a large cabin, authority of petty princes in their domains, Grounds were turned much in England either to which provides a sitting-room and sleeping possessing the power of inflicting capital

feeding or dairy; and this advanced the trade of accommodation for the passengers. The punishment, and owing only a nominal

English butter.

Temple. allegiance to the

mikado. Eighteen 2. The house or room where milk is kept were virtually independent sover

and made into butter and cheese.-3. In eigns. In accordance with a decree towns, a shop where milk, butter, &c., are issued in 1871, the daimios surren

sold.-4. A dairy-farm. [Rare in this sense.) dered not only their exclusive pri- Dairy (dā'ri), a. Belonging to the business vileges but also to a great extent of the production of milk, and its conversion their private property, their dis

into butter and cheese. tricts being incorporated with the Dairy-farm (dā'ri-farm), n. A farm, the imperial territories, and their troops principal business of which consists in makhanded over to the imperial govern

ing butter and cheese, and supplying milk ment. The daimios were made offi

to a town. cial governors of the districts which Dairyhouse, Dairyroom (dā'ri-hous, dā'rithey formerly held as feudal rulers, röm), n. Same as Dairy, 2. and draw as hereditary salaries Dairying (dā'ri-ing), n. The business of consums equal to only one-tenth of ducting a dairy their former incomes.

Dairymaid (då'ri-mād), n. A female servant Daintt. (dānt), a. Dainty; delicate;

whose business is to milk cows and work in exquisite. To cherish him with

the dairy. diets daint.' Spenser.

Dairyman (dā'ri-man), n. One who keeps Daintt (dānt),n. Something delicate cows for the sale of milk, or who attends to or nice; a dainty.

the sale of dairy produce. Excess or daints my lowly roof main. Dais, Deis (dā'is, dē'is), n. [Fr. dais, a cantains not.

P. Fletcher. opy; O.Fr. dais, deis, a dining-table, from Daintily (dān'ti-li), adv. 1. In a

L. discus, a dish, from dishes boing quoitDahabieh. dainty manner; nicely; elegantly;

shaped; hence L.L. a table. As the tables top of this cabin affords an open-air prom.

as, a hat daintily made.-2. Fasti

at which great personages sat were elevated, enade, and has often an awning stretched diously; with nice regard to what is well

the name was transferred to the raised above it. tasted; as, to eat daintily.-3. Deliciously;

platform, and thence to the canopy which as, to fare daintily. Dahlgren Gun (dällgren gun), n. A gun in

-4. Ceremonously;

ornamented it. Desk has the same origin.) troduced into the United States service by scrupulously.

1. The high table at the upper end of an an

cient dining-hall at which the chief persons an officer named Dahlgren, of that navy. It's Daintiness (dān’ti-nes), n. 1. Delicacy; softchief peculiarity is that it presents a small ness; elegance; nicety; neatness.

sat.-2. A platform or raised floor at the quantity of metal in front of the trunnions

upper end of an ancient dining-hall, on

The duke exceeded in the daintiness of his leg and and a comparatively large quantity behind.



which the high table stood.-3. The chief Dahlia (da'li-a), n. [From Dahl, a Swedish 2. Delicacy; deliciousness: applied to food. botanist.) A genus of plants, nat. order More notorious for the daintiness of the provision Compositæ, of which several species are ... than for the massiveness of the dish, known, all natives of Mexico and Central

Hakewill. America. The D. variabilis sports into such

3. Nicety in taste; scrupulousness; cereendless varieties in stature, leaves, and

moniousness; squeamishness; fastidiousflowers, that it has become one of the most ness; effeminacy; as, the daintiness of the extensively cultivated florist's plants. Its taste, dress, manners, &c. The daintiness innumerable sorts are the glory of our gar

and niceness of our captains.' Hackluyt. dens in the autumn. As the plants do not Daintrelt (dān'trel), n. A delicacy bear frost, the roots are taken up during Dainty (dān'ti), a. (Probably from W. dantwinter. The dahlia was introduced into aidd, dantaeth, a dainty, what is toothsome, England in the end of last century, but was

from dant, a tooth. Compare Sc. daintith, not a general favourite in our gardens till

& dainty. The same root appears in L. about 1814.

dens, dentis, Gr. odous, odontos, a tooth.) Dahlin, Dahline (da' lin), n. (CH1003.) 1. Nice; pleasing to the palate; of exquisite Inuline (which see).

taste; delicious; as, dainty food. Daidle (da'al), v.t. (A corruption of daggle.} His life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat. To draggle; to bemire. [Scotch.)

Job xxxiii. 20. Daidle (da'dl), v.i. (See DADDLE.) To be slow 2. Delicate; of acute sensibility; nice in

Stifu in motion or action. (Scotch.]

selecting what is tender and good; squeam-
Daidling (dā'dling), p. and a. [Scotch. ] ish; soft; luxurious; as, a dainty taste or
Feeble; silly; mean-spirited; pusillanimous. palate; a dainty people.
He's but a coward body after a',-he's but a daid.

And never found ling coward body.

Sir W. Scott.

A daintier lip for syrup. Praed. Daiker (dā’ker), v.i. (Scotch; comp. Gael. 3. Scrupulous in manners; ceremonious. deacair, difficult, grieving, sad, gloomy, Dainty of leave-taking.' Shak.-4. Ele Dais in Presence Chamber, Hampton Court, surly.] 1. To toil, as in job-work. --2. To

gant; tender; soft; pure; neat; effeminately loiter; to saunter. beautiful; as, dainty hands or limbs.

seat at the high table, with hangings behind I'll pay your thousand punds Scots ... gin ye'll I would be the girdle about her dainty, dainty waist.

(see DOSER) and often with a canopy, for ... just da iker up the gate wi' this Sassenach. Sir W. Scott.


the chief person or persons who sat at table. 3. To continue serving in a place irresolutely; 5. Nice; affectedly ine. Dainty speakers.'

With choice paintings of wise men I hung to delay making up one's mind. Prior. -SYN. Nice, delicious, luxurious,


The royal dais round. I e'en daiker on wi' the family frae year's end to delicate, squeamish, scrupulous.

4. [Scotch.) A long board, seat, or settle year's end

Sir W. Scott.

Dainty (dān'ti), n. 1. Something nice and erected against a wall, and sometimes 80 Daiker (dāʻker), v.t. (From Fr. décorer, to delicate to the taste; that which is ex constructed as to serve both for a settee decorate, adorn.) To arrange in an orderly quisitely delicious; a delicacy.

and a table; also, a seat on the outer side of manner. (Scotch.]

Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceit.

a country-house or cottage, not unfrequently Daiker (dā'kér), n. Same as Daker.

ful meat.

Prov. xxiii. 3

formed of turf.-5. A canopy or covering. Daikoku (di-ko-kö), n. The god specially That precious nectar may the taste renew

Daisied (dā'zid), a. (See DAISY.) Full of worshipped by the artisans of Japan. He

of Eden's dainties, by our parents lost. Bear, & FI. daisies; adorned with daisies. The daisied is represented as sitting on a ball of rice, 2. A term of fondness. (Rare.)

green. Langhorne. with a hammer in his hand, before a sack.

There's a fortune coming

Daisy (dā'zi), n. [A. Sax. dæges-eâge, day's eye, Every time he strikes the sack it becomes

Towards you, dainty. B. Jonson.

because it opens and closes its flower with full of silver, rice, cloth, and other things

the daylight.] The common name of Bellis useful. Dairi, Dairi-soma (di'rē, di'rē-ső-ma), n.

perennis, nat. order Compositæ, one of the Dailiness (dā'li-nes), n. The quality of being An alternative name for the Japanese mika most common wild plants, found in all pas

do. daily or happening every day; daily occur. He is held to be descended from the tures and meadows, and ascending nearly to rence. (Rare.)

sun-goddess, and as such unites in his per the summit of our highest mountains. The

See Daily (da'li), a. [A. Sax. dæglic, from dæg. son all the attributes of the deity. daisy is a great favourite, and several varie

MIKADO. See DAY.) Happening or being every day;

ties are cultivated in gardens. done day by day; bestowed or enjoyed every He is called the mikado, a name for the Deity, and The daisie or els the eye of the daie,

sometimes the dairi sama, day; appearing every day; as, daily labour;


The emprise and the floure of flouris alle. Chaucer. a daily allowance.

Dairo (di-ro), n. The Japanese name for the Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace: Give us this day our daily bread. Lord's Prayer. court of the mikado or dairi-soma.


The daisy, primrose, violet. Daily (dā'li), adv. Every day; day by day; Education is everywhere much attended to, and

In Scotland the field - daisy is called the as, a thing happens daily.

especially at the dairo or court of the mikado. gowan, which name is frequently met with Daily (da'li), n. A newspaper which appears

Brougham. in native poetry. (See GOWAN.) The great. daily.

Dairy (dā'ri), n. 10. E. and Sc. dey, a dairy moon, ox-eye, or horse daisy is ChrysantheDaimen (dā'men), a. Rare; here-and-there; maid; hence, deyry, dairy, the department mum Leucanthemum; the name Christmas now-and-then; occasional. [Scotch.) assigned to her. The word dey is seen in daisy is applied to several species of aster, A da imen icker in a thrave

Sw. deja, a dairymaid; Icel. deigja, a maid and other species are called Michaelmas 'S a sma' request.

Buris. servant; a dairymaid. See also under LADY.) daisies; the blue daisy is Globularia vulDaimio (di'mi-o), n. (Japanese.) The title of 1. That branch of farming connected with garis. & class of feudal lords in Japan. Of 264 the production of milk, and its conversion Dak (dak), 2. The mail-post of India. See daimios, the greater number exercised the into butter and cheese.






DAMASCUS Daker, Dakir (dā’ker, dā kir), n. (L. decuria, Dally (dalli), v.t. To delay; to defer; to put As when the sea breaks o'er its bounds, from decem, ten.) A dicker; the number of off. [Rare.]

And overflows the level grounds, ten; a measure of certain commodities. See

Those banks and dams, that like a screen DICKER.

Not by the hazard of one set battle, but by dally Did keep it out, now keep it in. Hudibras. Daker-hen (dā kér-hen), *h.

ing off the time with often skirmishes. Knolles. The corncrake

2. The body of water so hemmed in. [Scotch.) or landrail, a bird of the family Rallidæ. Dalmahoy (dal'ma-hoi), n. A kind of bushy Dam (dam), v.t. pret. & pp. dammed; ppr. See CRAKE.

bob-wig worn by tradesmen in the last damming." [See the noun.] 1. To obstruct Dakoit (da-koit), n. (Bengalee dakhe, a century, especially by chemists.

or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine robber.) One of a class of robbers in India Dalmatian (dal-ma'sbi-an), a.

Of or per

by constructing a dam, as a stream of water: who plunder in bands, but seldom take life.

taining to Dalmatia. - Dalmatian dog, a often used with in, up.-2. To confine or The term was also applied to the pirates

variety of the canine race, known also by restrain; to shut up or in; to obstruct. who infested the rivers between Calcutta the names of Danish, Spotted, or Coach Dog. Abortive tears from their fair eyes out-flow'd, and Burhampore, but who are now supIt is distinguished from all other varieties by And damm'd the lovely splendour of their sight.

Cowley. pressed by the improved system of river its numerous black spots. Its form is rather

--To dam out, to prevent from entering, as police.

elegant, partaking both of the hound and Dakoity (da-koit'i), n.

water, by means of a dam.
The system of rob-
pointer. It is kept chiefly as an appendage Damage (dam'āj),

n. [O. Fr, damage; Fr. bing in bands.

to the carriage, and shows an instinctive
fondness for the stable.

dommage; Pr. damnatge, from damnatiDal (dal), n. A sort of East Indian vetch.

cum, a supposed form from L. damnum, Dalai-lama (da-lila-ma), n. [Tibetan, the Dalmatica, Dalmatic (dal-ma'ti-ka, dal

foss, injury ma'tik), n. The vestment used by the deacon

Perhaps from the same root ocean-priest, or priest as wide as the ocean.)

as in Skr. dambh, to hurt, injure, deOne of the two lama popes of Tibet and Monat mass, so called from first coming from Dal

ceive; but see DAMN.) 1. Any hurt, injury, golia (his fellow-pope being the Tesho-lama), matia. It is worn also by bishops under the

or harm to one's estate; any loss of prochasuble, and from a very early period was each supreme in his own district. Although

perty sustained; any hindrance to the innominally co-equal in rank and authority,

worn by the popes when officiating pontific the dalai, from possessing a much larger cally. Thus Jean Diacre makes mention of

crease of property; or any obstruction to the dalmatic of

the success of an enterprise; any injury to territory, is in reality much the more power

person, character, or reputation. ful. When he dies he is succeeded by a

St. Gregory the
Great. It con-

To the utmost of our ability we ought to repair any boy, generally of four or five years of age,


damage we have done, sists of a long into whom the soul of the deceased dalai is robe with lar

2. In law, the value in money of what is supposed to have entered. The dalai resides

lost; the estimated money equivalent for ger and fuller at Potala near Lassa, in Tibet. sleeves than

detriment or injury sustained; that which The dalai-lama, who is the high-priest also of the tunic,

is given or adjudged to repair a loss. In the state, is chosen by the other lamas. Brougham. which it re

this sense the word is generally used in the Dalbergia (dal-bérg'i-a), n. [After Nicholas

sembled in gen

plural. In common law it is the province Dalberg, a Swedish botanist.) A large genus eral shape. The

of a jury to assess damages.—3. The cost of of fine tropical forest trees and climbing sides are left

anything. [Colloq. ] shrubs, nat. order Leguminose, some species partially un

Many thanks, but I must pay the damage, and will of which yield most excellent timber. D. closed, and the

thank you to tell me the amount of the engraving.

Byron. latifolia (the black-wood, or East Indian vestment is oc

Damage (dam'āj), v.t. pret. & pp. damaged; rosewood) is a magnificent tree, furnishing casionally

ppr. damaging. [See the noun.] To hurt one of the most valuable furniture woods. namented with

or harm; to injure; to impair; to lessen the D. Sissoides, a smaller tree, yields a wood orphreys and

soundness, goodness, or value of. used at Madras for gun-carriages; and D. fringes. It has

He Sissoo gives a hard durable wood, called longitudinal

came up to the English admiral and sissoo or sissum, which, besides its use in stripes before

is en dimana
broadside with which

he killed many of house-building, is much employed in India


Damage (dam'áj), v.i. To receive harm; to for railway-sleepers, crooked timbers and these stripes knees in ship-building.

be injured or impaired in soundness or originally being

value; as, green corn will damage in a mow Dale (dál), n. [A. Sax. dæl, a dale or valley; of a black col- Dalmatica, Cathedral of Chartres

or stack, Icel. Sw. Goth. &c. dal, G. thal, 0. Fris. del,

our, but in la-
(twelfth century).

Damageable (dam'āj-a-bl), a. 1. That may a valley. Cog. W. and Armor. dol, a wind ter times red.

be injured or impaired; susceptible of daming, dale. Dell is another form of this A similar robe was worn by kings at high

age; as, damageable goods. -- 2. Hurtful; word; the root may be in deal.] 1. A low solemnities, as at coronations, and continues

pernicious. (Rare.) place between hills; a vale or valley. High still to be worn by the sovereigns of Eng

The other denied it, because it would be damageover hills, and low adown the dale.' Spenser. land on these occasions as a super-tunic

able and prejudicial to the Spaniard. Camden. 2. Naut. a trough or spout to carry off water, over the tunic surcoat. usually named from the office it has to per- Dalriad (dal'ri-ad), n. [Ir., one of the race

Damage-cleer (dam'āj-klēr), n. [L. damna form; as, a pump-dale, &c. of Riada, or Caibre Righfada, 'Caibre of

clericorum.) In law, a fee formerly paid in

the Courts of Common Pleas, King's Bench, Dalesman (dālz'man), n. One living in a

the long arm,' a noted prince of the Scots in dale or valley. Ireland in the third century. One of a

and Exchequer, in certain cases where While the contest lay between the trimmers, head. tribe of the Scots in Ireland, which

occupied Damaged (dam'ājd); p. and a. Hurt; im

damages were recovered in these courts. ed by the Alcinæonidæ, and the dalesmen, headed the southern part of the county of Antrim. by the patrician Lycurgus, Pisistratus, the chief of It is unknown when the first Dalriads passed

paired; injured; as, damaged goods; a daanother great family, paid his court to the moun

maged reputation. taineers.


over into Scotland, but it is certain that More specifically, a dweller in the dales of some of them went over in 506 led by Loarn, Damage-feasant (dam'āj-fāz-ant), a. [Fr. Fergus, &c., and settled in the west of

faisant, from faire, to do.) In law, doing the English and Scottish borders. Argyle, founding the kingdom of Dalriada

injury; trespassing, as cattle: applied to a Even after the accession of George the Third, the in Albany.' The term was afterwards changed

stranger's beasts found in another person's path over the fells froin Borrowdale to Ravenglas

ground without his leave or license, and for Scot. was still a secret carefully kept by the dalesınen.

there doing damage, by feeding or otherMacaulay. Dalriadic (dal-ri-ad'ik), a. Of or pertaining

wise, to the grass, corn, wood, &c. In this Dalliance (dalli-ans), n. [See DALLY.] 1. The to the Dalriads, or their country.

case the person damaged may distrain and act of dallying; trifling or fondling; inter Dal segno (dal sān'yo). [It., from the sign. )

impound them, as well by night as in the change of caresses. In music, a direction to go back to the sign

day. Dares prefer the toils of Hercules :8; and repeat from thence to the close.

Damajavag (dä-ma-jä'vag), n.

The name To dalliance, banquets, and ignoble ease. Dalt (dalt), 1. [Gael. dalta, a foster-child.) given to a preparation of the chestnut-tree,


A foster-child. [Scotch.) 2. Conjugal embraces ; commerce of the

employed as a substitute for oak bark and sexes,

It is false of thy father's child; false of thy mother's

gall-nuts in tanning. son; falsest of any dalt.

Sir W. Scott. Daman (dam'an), n. A rabbit-like animal Dear daughter, since thou claim'st me for thy sire, And my fair son here show'st me, the dear pledge

of the genus Hyrax (H. syriacus), common Daltonian (dal-to'ni-an), n.

Milton. or dalliance had with thee in heaven.

[See below.)

in Syria and Palestine, inhabiting clefts of One affected by colour-blindness.

rocks. 3. Delay; procrastination.

It is about 11 inches long and 10 Daltonism (dal'ton-izm), n. (From Dalton,

inches high, and is supposed to be the shaMy business cannot brook this dalliance. Shak. the chemist, who suffered from this defect.]

phan or cony of Scripture. See HYRAX. Dallier (dalli-ér), n. One who fondles; a

Colour-blindness (which see).

Damar (dam'är), n. Same as Dammar. trifler; as, a dallier with pleasant words. Dam (dam), n. [A form of dame.) 1. A

Damara (dam'ár-a), n. Same as Dammara Dallop, Dollop(dal’lop, dollop), n. A hunch; female parent: used of beasts, particularly (in both its senses). a heap of quadrupeds.-2. A human mother, in con

Damar-resin (dam'är-re-zn), n. Same as Dally (dalli), v.i. pret. & pp. dallied; ppr. tempt.

Dammar-resin. dallying. [The root appears to be that of

Faithless, forsworn, ne goddess was thy dam. Damascene (dam'as-sēn), a. Relating to 0.H.G.dalen, dahlen,dallen, G.dialect, tallen,

Surrey. Damascus. to speak or act childishly, to trifle, to toy; 3. A crowned man in the game of draughts. Damascene (dam'as-sēn), n. [L. damascenus, or perhaps that of E. doll.] 1. To waste

(Local.) time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures; Dam (dam), n. [A. Sax. seems to possess only

from Damascus.) A particular kind of to trifle; to lose time in idleness and trifles;

plum, now written Damson (which see). the verb dernman, to dam; the noun is seen Damascene (dam'as-sēn), v. i. To damask; to amuse one's self with idle play; to linger; in Sw. and G. damm; Dan. and D dam, as in to damaskeen. to delay.

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, &c.; Lith. tama, a Damascus Blade (dam-as'kus blád), n. A it is madness to dally any longer. Calamy. dam.] 1. A mole, bank, or mound of earth, sword or scimitar presenting upon its sur2. To toy and wanton, as man and woman; or any wall, or a frame of wood, raised to face a variegated appearance of watering, to interchange caresses; to fondle. 'Dally obstruct a current of water, and to raise it, as white, silvery, or black veins, in fine ing with a brace of courtezans.' Shak. for the purpose of driving mill-wheels, or lines or fillets, fibrous, crossed, interlaced, 3. To sport; to play; to frolic.

for other purposes; any work that stops and or parallel, &c., formerly brought from the Our aerie buildeth in the cedar's top,

confines water in a pond or basin, or causes East, being fabricated chiefly at Damascus. And dallies with the wind. Shak, it to rise.

The excellent quality of these blades has

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