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Datary (dá'ta-ri), 11. 1. An officer of the 50 or 60 feet, without branch or division, are several species, all of them possessing chancery of Rome, who affixes the datum and of nearly the same thickness through poisonous properties and a disagreeable Romve (given at Rome) to the pope's bulls. out its length. From the summit it throws odour. D. Stramonium is the thorn-apple, 2. The employment of a datary.

out a magnificent crown of large feather all parts of which have strong narcotic proDate (dåt), n. (Fr., from L. datum, given, shaped leaves, and a number of spadices, perties. It is sometimes employed as a which was prefixed in a Roman letter to each of which in the female plant bears a remedy for neuralgia, convulsions, &c., and particulars of the time and place of its bunch of from 180 to 200 dates, each bunch the leaves and root are smoked for asthma. execution.] 1. That addition to a writing weighing from 20 to 25 lbs. The fruit is Daturin (da-tü'rin), n. A poisonous alkaloid which specifies the year, month, and day eaten fresh or dried. Cakes of dates pounded found in the thorn-apple. See DATURA. when, and usually the place where it was and kneaded together are the food of the Daub (dạb), v.t. (According to Wedgwood given or executed. In letters, it notes Arabs who traverse the deserts. A liquor from dab, an imitation of the sound made the time when they are written or sent; resembling wine is made from dates by by throwing down anything soft. Some in deeds, contracts, wills, and other papers, fermentation Persia, Palestine, and the derive it from the Celtic, referring it to the it specifies the time of execution, and northern states of Africa are best adapted root of Ir, dob, to plaster, W. dwb, mortar, usually the time from which they are to for the culture of the date-tree.

cement.] 1. To smear with soft adhesive take effect and operate on the rights of Date-plum (dāt'plum), n. The fruit of the matter; to plaster; to cover with mud, persons. To the date is usually added the Diospyros Lotus; as also the tree itself. See slime, or other soft substance, name of the place where a writing is exe DIOSPYROS.

She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed cuted, and this is sometimes included in Dater (dāt'ér), n. One that dates.

it with slime and with pitch,

Ex. ii. 3. the term date,-2. The time when any event Date-bugar(lāt'shu-gér), n. Sugar produced So will I break down the wall ye have daubed with happened, when anything was transacted, from the fruit of the date-palm, and from untempered mortar.

Ezek. xiii. 14. or when anything is to be done; as, the some other species of the same genus. 2. To soil; to defle; to besmear. date of a battle; the date of Cæsar's arrival Datholite, n. See DATOLITE.

Tim's honest, though daubed with the dust of the mill. in Britain.-3. End; conclusion. [Rare.] Datiscaceæ (da-tis-ka'sé-e). n. pl. (Gr. da

A. Culningham. What time would spare, from steel receives its date. tiska, a plant mentioned by Dioscorides.) A 3. To paint coarsely.

Pope. small nat. order of plants, with apetalous If a picture is daubed with many bright colours, the 4. Duration; continuance. 'Ages of endless flowers, but having closer affinities with vulgar admire it.

Walls. date.' Milton.-5. The period of time during Cucurbitacewand Begoniaceæ than with any 4. To cover with something specious; to diswhich one has lived or anything has existed; of the apetalous orders. The most common guise with an artificial covering. age.

plant of this order is Datisca cannabina, an So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue, When his date herbaceous diccious perennial, a native of

Shak, Doubled her own, for want of playmates, he

the southern parts of Europe, where it is used 5. To lay or put on without taste; to deck Had tost his ball, and flown his kite, and roll'd His hoop to pleasure Edith.


as a substitute for Peruvian bark, also as a awkwardly or ostentatiously, or to load Date (dāt), v.t. pret. & pp. dated; ppr. datyellow dye, and for forming cordage.

with affected finery. ing. ì. To write or note the time when a Datiscin, Datiscine (da-tis'sin), n. A sub

Yet since princes will have such things, it is better letter is written or a writing executed; to stance having the appearance of grape

they should be graced with elegance than dauded with cost.

Bacon. express, in an instrument, the year, month, sugar, first extracted by Braconnot from

the leaves of Datisca cannabina. It has Daub (dąb), v.i. To practise gross flattery; and day of its execution, and usually the

been used as a yellow dye. (C21,2012.) to play the hypocrite. place; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed,

Conscience will not daub nor fatter. South, or a charter. -2. To note or fix the time of, | Dative (dā'tiv), a. (L. dativus, from do, to as of an event or transaction; as, to date

give.) 1. In gram. a term applied to the case Daub (dạb), n. 1. A coarse painting. A the fulflment of a prophecy. of nouns which usually follows verbs or other

melancholy daub.' Sterne.-2. A viscous, Date (dát), v.i. 1. To reckon.

parts of speech that express giving, or some adhesive application; a smear.

act directed to the object, generally indicated Dauber (dab'er), n. One who or that which We date from the late era of about six thousand


in English by to or for. Thus, Latin datur years.

daubs; specifically, (a) a builder of walls with 2. To begin; to have origin.

tibi, it is given to you; missum est illi, it was clay or mud mixed with straw. (b) A coarse

sent to him; fecit mihi, he made or did to The Batavian republic dates from the successes of

painter. (c) A low and gross flatterer. (d) A E. Everett.

or for me; utilis tibi, useful to you.-2. In the French arms.

copperplate - printers' tool, consisting of law, (a) that may be given or disposed of 3. To have a date; as, the letter dates from

rags firmly tied together, and covered over at pleasure; in one's gift. (6) Removable, in Rome. See DATE, n. 1.

with a piece of canvas, for inking plates.

distinction from perpetual: said of an officer. Date (dāt), n. (Fr. datte, for dacte, from L.

Daubery, Daubry (cal'é-ri, dab'ri), n. 1. A (c) Given or appointed by a magistrate or dactylus, Gr. daktylos, a finger.] The fruit

daubing.–2. Anything artful. court of justice, in distinction from what is of the date-tree, the Phønix dactylifera,

She works by charms, by spells, by the figure, and given by law or by a testator; as, an executor such daubery as this is.

Shak. used extensively as an article of food by the

dative in Scots law (=administrator). natives of Northern Africa, and of some

Daubing (dab'ing), n. 1. Anything adhesive; Dative (dā'tiv), n. The dative case. See countries of Asia. It consists of an external

plaster.—2. "Coarse painting. the adjective. pericarp, separable into three portions, and

Such gross and dangerous daubings of black, red,

and white, as wholly change the very natural looks. covering a seed which is hard and horny in Datolite, Datholite (dato-līt, dath’ā-līt), n. [Gr. dateomai, to divide, and lithos, a stone,

Fer. Taylor. consequence of the nature of the albumen

from its tendency to divide into granular 3. Gross flattery. Bp. Burnet. in which the embryo plant is buried.

portions.) The siliceous borate of lime, a Daubry, n. See DAUBERY. Dateless (dát'les), a. Having no date; bear mineral of two sub-species, the common and Dauby (dab'i), a. Viscous; glutinous; slimy; ing nothing to show date; so old as to be

the botryoidal. The common is of a white adhesive. Dauby wax." Dryden. beyond date; that cannot be dated; having

colour, of various shades, and greenish gray. Daucus (da'kus), n. A genus of umbelliferno fixed term or limit; eternal.

It occurs in granular distinct concretions, ous plants, with spinous fruit of a somePrecious friends hid in death's dateless night. Shak.

and crystallized. The botryoidal occurs in what compressed ovate or oblong form, The dateless hills, which it needed earthquakes to mammillary concretions, or in botryoidal There are several species, but the most inlift and deluges to mould.

masses, white and earthy.

teresting one is the D. Carota, which grows Date-palm, Date-tree (đāt'pam, dåt'trē), Datum (dā'tum), n. pl. Data (då'ta). [L.) wild all over Europe, in chalky soils, and is n. The common name of Phoenix dactylifera,

Something given or admitted; any condi believed to be the origin of our garden
tion, quantity, or other mathematical pre carrot.
miss, which is given in a particular problem. Daud (dad), v. t. (Apparently imitative. See
In general math. data are certain things or DAUB.) To strike; to slap; to pelt with a soft
quantities supposed to be given or known, substance. (Scotch.]
from which other quantities are discovered

He'll clap a shangan on her tail,
which were unknown or sought. In geom.

An' set the bairns to dand her datum and hypothesis are

wi dirt that day. synonymous

Burns. terms.-Datum line, in engin. the base line Daud, n. Same as Dawd (which see). of a section from which all the heights and Daugh (dach), n. [Contr. for dawache, as depths are measured in the plans of a rail much land as can be tilled by eight oxen;

Gael. daimh, oxen, and ach, a field.) An old
Datura (da-tū'ra), n. (From its Ar. name Scotch division of land, capable of produc-

ing 48 bolls. Professor Cosmo Innes says
it consisted of two ploughgates of 104 acres
each. It occasionally forms and enters into
the names of farms in Scotland; as, the
Great and Little Daugh of Ruthven; Edir-
daugh. Written also Davach.
Daughter (da'tér), n. (A. Sax. dohter. This
word is common to nearly all the Indo-
European languages. Comp. G. tochter, D.
dochter, Gr. thygatēr, Per, doktarah, Skr.
duhitri, Lith. dukte, Ir. dear--daughter.)
1. The female offspring of a man or woman;

a female child of any age. 'Sea king's daugheu

ter as happy as fair.' Tennyson. - 2. A daughter-in-law; a son's wife. Ruth iii. 18, 3. A woman.

Dinah went out to see the daughters of the land. Date-palm Phanix dactylifera).

Gen. xxxiv. 1. Thorn-apple (Datura Stramonium).—1, Root. 4. A female descendant. the palm-tree of Scripture. Next to the

2, Seed-vessel cut across. cocoa-nut tree, the date is unquestionably

At me you smiled, but unbeguiled

I saw the share and I retired; the most interesting and useful of the palm tatorah.) A genus of solanaceous plants,

The daughter of a hundred earls, tribe. Its stem shoots up to the height of with large funnel-shaped flowers. There

You are not one to be desired. Tennyson.


way, &c.





5. A title of affection given to a woman by boats by means of sheave and pulley. They or become day, from dæg, day. Dagian a man older in respect of years, or by a man are fixed so as to admit of being shipped and regularly produced daw, seen in 0. E. and in whose character or office entitles him to unshipped at pleasure.-Fish-davit, a spar Sc. daw, to dawn, but n was early introduced, esteem, as to a penitent by her father con. with a roller or sheave at its end used for hence O. E. dawnen, Mod. E. dawn.] 1. To fessor. Daughter, be of good comfort. fishing the anchor,

begin to grow light in the morning; to grow Mat. ix. 22.-6. The female offspring of an Davite (da'vit), n. (After Sir H. Davy.) A light; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns. animal or plant.

sulphate of alumina found in a warm spring It began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Daughter-in-law (da'ter-in-la), n. A son's near Bogota in Colombia. It occurs massive,

Mat. xxviii. 2 wife. is of a fine fibrous structure, a white colour Brightest and best of the sons of the morning!

Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid. Daughterliness (da'tér-li-nes), n. The state and silky lustre, and is very soluble.

Heber. of a daughter; the conduct becoming a Davy Jones (da'vi jönz), n. {Said to be

2. To begin to open or expand; to begin to daughter. Dr. H. More.

from Duffy, the name for a ghost or spirit show intellectual light or knowledge; as, Daughterly (dą' tér-li), a. Becoming a among the negroes of the West Indies, and

the genius of the youth begins to daun. daughter; dutiful. Your very daughterly Jonah, the prophet, who was thrown into

When life awakes and dawns at every line. Pogle. dealing.' Sir T. More.

the sea.] Naut. the spirit of the sea; a Dauk (dak), n. Same as Dawk. nikker; a sea-devil.-Davy Jones' locker,

3. To begin to become visible in consequence Daunt(daut), v.t. (0. Fr. danter, now domp the ocean; specifically, the ocean regarded

of more light shining upon; to begin to open ter, to tame, from L. domitare, a freq. of as the grave of all who perish at sea.

or appear; as, the truth dauns upon me, domo, to tame. Akin Sc. danton.] 1. To

This same Davy Jones, according to the myth

I waited underneath the dawning hills. Tennyson. repress or subdue the courage of; to intimi.

ology of sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the Dawn (dạn), n. 1. The break of day; the date; to dishearten; to check by fear of evil spirits of the deep, and is seen in various shapes first appearance of light in the morning. danger.

warning the devoted wretch of death and woc.


Fairest of stars, last in the train of night,
Some presences daunt and discourage us. Davy-lamp, Davy's Lamp (da'vi-lamp, da'-

If better thou belong not to the dawn. Milton.

viz lamp), n. In mining, a lamp whose 2. First opening or expansion; beginning; 2. + To conquer. "That ne with love may

flame is surrounded with wire, invented by rise; first appearance; as, the daron of genius, daunted be. Chaucer.

Sir Humphry Davy to protect the miners of intellect, &c. *The dawn of time. Thom. Daunter (dant'èr), n.. One who daunts.

from explosions of fire-damp. Called also 80n. Dauntless (dant'les), a. Bold; fearless; inSafety-lamp (which see)

Such as creation's dawn beheld thou rollest now. trepid; not timid; not discouraged; as, a Davyum (Jā'vi-um), n. (After Sir H. Davy.)

Byron. dauntless hero; a dauntless spirit.

These tender circumstances diffuse a darun of
A metal of the platinum group discovered

serenity over the soul.

Pope. The dauntless spirit of resolution. Shak. in 1877 by Sergius Kern of St. Petersburg, in

1. The first appear

Dawning (dan'ing), n.
Dauntless he rose and to the fight returned. separating the metals rhodium and iridium
Dryden. from some platinum ores. It is a hard sil.

ance of light in the morning.
Dauntlessly (dạnt'les-li), adv. In a bold
very metal, slightly ductile, extremely in.

But sorrow returned with the damuning of morn, fearless manner. fusible, and has a density of 9:385 at 25° C.

And the voice in my dreaming ear melted away.. Dauntlessness (dạnt'les-nes), n. Fearless

Campbell Daw (la). n. [From cry:] A jackdaw. "The 2. First opening or appearance, as of intel. ness; intrepidity.

windy clamour of the daws.' Tennyson. lectual powers; beginning; as, the first Dauphin (dafin), n. [Fr. dauphin, Pr. dal- Daw (da), v.i. To dawn. The morning fin, L. delphinus, Gr. delphin, a dolphin,

dawning of notions in the understanding. daws. Drayton. "The cock may craw, the crest of the lords of Dauphiny. A name

Moreover always in my mind I hear the day may daw.' Burns. [Old English A cry from out the dawning of my life. assumed towards the middle of the ninth and Scotch.)

Tennyson, century by the lord of the French province Daw (da), v. i. (See Do, in sense of to fare.] Dawpate (da pāt), n. A simpleton, of Dauphiny, which was bequeathed by To thrive; to prosper; to recover health. Dawt (Jat), v.t. (Akin E. dote.) To regard or Humbert II. to the King of France in 1349, [Scotch.)

treat with affection; to pet; to caress; to on condition that the heir of the throne Dawt(da), v. t. [Contr. for adar (which see). ]

fondle. [Scotch.] should bear the title of Dauphin of Vien To daunt; to frighten.

Much dawted by the gods is he, nois.) The eldest son of the King of France You daw him too much, in troth, sir. B. Jonson,

Wha' to the Indian plain prior to the revolution of 1830.

Successfu' ploughs the wally sca,

And safe returns again. Ramsay. Dauphine, Dauphinese (da/fẽn, dao in-es), | Daw-cockt (dakok), 7. A male daw; a jackn. The wife or lady of the dauphin.

daw; hence, fig. an empty chattering fel. Dawtie (dạt'i), n. A beloved child; a dar. Daur (dạr), v. To dare. (Scotch.) low.

ling; a child much fondled through affection: Daut, Dawte (dat), v.t. The same as Dawt. Dawd (dad), n. A large piece, as of bread, frequently used as a term of endearment. Dauw (da), n. One of the South African cheese, &c. [Scotch.)

zebras, the Equus Burche species only An' cheese an' bread, frae women's laps, Day (dā), n. (A. Sax. doeg. Cog. D. Dan. and
found on the plains.

Was dealt about in hunches
An' dawds that day. Burns.

Sw.dag, Icel

. dagr, Goth, dags, G. tag; not con; Davallia (da-val'li-a), n (From Edmund

nected with L. dies, a day.) 1. That part of Davall, a Swiss botanist.) A genus of poly- / Dawdle (da'dl), v.i. (Akin to daddle, and pro

the time of the earth's revolution on its axis podiaceous ferns, having scaly creeping

bably to dowdy, a slattern. See DOWDY.) To in which its surface is presented to the sun; rhizomes, which feature has given rise to waste time; to trifle; to saunter. 'Dawdle

that space of time during which it continues the name hare's-foot fern applied to D. canup and down Pall-Mall.' Thackeray.

to be light in contradistinction to night, or ariensis. The fronds are sometimes pin- Dawdle (da/dl), v.t. To waste by trifling;

that portion of time during which it is dark; nate, but more frequently pinnately decom as, to dawdlc away a whole forenoon.

but the space of time in which it is light pound, elegantly cut into numerous small Dawdle (da'al), n. A trifler; a dawdler.

being somewhat vague and indeterminate, divisions, and bearing many fructifications, Dawdler (da'dler), n. One who dawdles; a the time between the rising and setting of which form a series of cups or cysts at the trifler.

the sun is usually termed the day, and coni. margins of the sections. The genus is well

Daw-dressing (da'dres-ing), n. The assump stitutes what astronomers call the artificial marked by natural features, and is one of

tion of qualities one is not entitled to; the day. 'And God called the light day.' Gen. the most elegant found in our gardens. assumption of the thoughts or actions of

i. 5.--2. The whole time or period of one reDavidist, David-Georgian (dā'vid-ist, da'

another as one's own: from the fable of the vid-jorj-i-an), n.

volution of the earth on its axis, or twentyOne of a sect so called

daw that dressed itself with peacock's four hours; called the natural day. from David George, who, in the sixteenth feathers.

And the evening and the morning were the first day. century, gave out that he was the Messiah, They would deem themselves disgraced had they

Gen. i. 5. rejected marriage, and denied the resur

been guilty, even in thought, of a simulation similar In this sense the day may commence at any

to this-howbeit not in danger of being ignominiously rection.

period of the revolution. The Babylonians

plucked for so contemptible a dan-dressing. Davidsonite (da'vid-son-it), n. A mineral,

Sir W. Hamilton.

began the day at sun-rising; the Jews at a variety of beryl, discovered by Dr. David Dawdy (da'di), n. A slattern, especially one

sun-setting; the Egyptians at midnight, as son in the granite quarry of Rubislaw, near who affects finery; a dowdy.

do several nations in modern times, the Aberdeen. It consists principally of silicates Dawet n. A day. Chaucer.

British, French, Spanish, American, &c. of alumina and glucina, with a little iron.

Dawing (da'ing), n. The dawn; the dawn-
David's Staff (dā'vidz staf), n.

This day, in reference to civil transactions,
A kind of
ing. [Scotch.)

is called the civil day. Thus with us the quadrant formerly used in navigation.

Late at e'en, drinking the wine,

day when a legal instrument is dated begins Davina, Davyne (da-vi'na, da'vin), n. A

And ere they paid the lawing,

and ends at midnight. In astron, a natural Vesuvian mineral, a variety of nepheline,

They set a combat them between,

or solar day is usually considered to be the of a hexahedral

To fight it in the dating. old ballad. interval between the sun's leaving the meri. form and lamiDawish (da'ish), adv. Like a daw.

dian and his return to it. The length of nar texture, so

Dawk (dąk), n. A hollow or incision in this day is continually varying. owing to called in honour timber.

the eccentricity of the earth's orbit and the of Sir H. Davy. Dawk (dək), v.t. To cut or mark with an

obliquity of the ecliptic. A mean solar day Davit (da'vit), n. incision.

is a mean of all the natural or solar days in [Comp. Fr. dav

Dawk (dąk), n. (Hind. dāk, a post.] In the the year. A sidereal day is the time of one ier, which Littré

East Indies, the post; a relay of men, as for apparent revolution of the fixed stars. It conjectures may carrying letters, despatches, &c., or travel.

is uniformly equal to 23 hours, 56 minutes, be from daviet

lers in palanquins. The route is divided 4.098 seconds. 3. Light; sunshine. (dim. of David), into stages, and each bearer or set of bearers Let us walk honestly as in the day.

Rom. xiii. 13 å hypothetical

serves only for a single stage. In some 4. Time specified; any period of time distinname for a car

places there are horse-dawks or mounted guished from other time; age; time, with penter's tool, it

runners. - Dawk-bungalow, a house at the reference to the existence of a person or being customary

end of a stage designed for those who jour thing; as, he was a useful man in his day. in France to give ney by palanquin. - To travel dawk, to jour

In the day thou catest thereof thou shalt surely die. proper names

ney in palanquins carried by relays of men

Gen. il. 17 to implements.] or by government post-waggons.

In this sense the plural is often used; as, Naut. one of two projecting pieces of wood Dawm (dam), n. An East Indian copper from the days of the judges; in the days of or iron on the side or stern of a vessel, used coin of the value of one-fortieth of a rupee. our fathers. In this sense also the word is for suspending or lowering and hoisting the Dawn (dan), v.i. [A. Sax. dagian, to dawn often equivalent to life or earthly existence.



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5. The contest of a day; battle; or day of the genus Ephemera. They are so called combat; as, the day is our own.

dazzling. [Freq. of daze.) 1. To overpower because, though they may exist in the laryal with light; to hinder distinct vision by inHis name struck fear, his conduct won the day. and pupal state

tense light; to dim, as the sight by excess Roscommon. for several years,

of light. 6. An appointed or fixed time. in their perfect

Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear, If my debtors do not keep their day. Dryden form they exist

Yet daszle heaven, that brightest seraphim only from a few

Approach not but with both wings veil their eyes. 7. Time of commemorating an event; anni. hours to a few

Milton. versary; the same day of the month in any days, taking no

2. Fig. to overpower or confound by splenfuture year; as, George Heriot's day;St. Bar food, but only Dayity (Ephemera vulgata).

dour or brilliancy, or with show or display tholomew's day.- Day by day, daily; every

of any kind. 'Dazzled and drove back his propagating

enemies.' Shak.
day; each day in succession; continually; their species and then dying. See EPHEME-
without intermission of a day.

Dazzle (daz'zl), v.1. 1. To be overpoweringly
Daylabour (dā’lá-bér), n. Labour hired or

bright; as, the light dazzles.--2. Fig. to exDay by day we magnify thee.

cite admiration by brilliancy, or any showy Book of Common Prayer, performed by the day; stated or fixed labour,

quality; as, her beauty dazzled rather than But or only from day to day, without cer

Doth God exact daylabour, light denied? Milton. pleased. tainty of continuance; temporarily.-To- Daylabourer (dāʻlā-bér-ér), n. One who Ah, friend! to dazzle let the vain design. Pope. day, on the present day; this day; or at the works by the day. present time. One day, or one of these days, ( Daylight (đã’līt), n. 1. The light of the day;

3. To be overpowered by light; to shake or

be unsteady; to waver, as the sight. sometime hereafter; sooner or later. 'I the light of the sun, as opposed to that of

I dare not trust these eyes; hope one day to see you fitted with a hus the moon or of a lamp or candle.-2. The band.' Shak. - I have seen the day, a phrase

They dance in mists, and dazzie with surprise. space left in a wine-glass between the liquor

Dryden. implying that a person or circumstances and the brim, and not allowed when bum

Dazzle (claz'zl), n. 1. A dazzling light; glit. were once different from what they are now. pers are drunk, the toast-master calling out

ter. -2. Fig. meretricious display; meretri. --Day of grace, (a) in theol. the time during "No daylights.' (Slang. )- To burn daylight.

ous brilliancy. Moore. which mercy is offered to sinners. See BURN.

Dazzlement+ (daz'zl-ment), n. The act or Life is the season God hath given Day-lily (dā'li-li), n. [So called because the

power of dazzling. To Ay from hell and rise to heaven; beauty of its flowers rarely lasts over one

It beat back the sight with a dazzlement. Donne. That day of grace fleets fast away,

day.) A genus of plants of the nat. order And none its rapid course can stay.

One who or that Scotch Scripture Paraphrase,

Liliaceæ, same as Hemerocallis (which see). | Dazzler (daz'zlér), n.

Daylong (da’long), a. Lasting all day. which dazzles; specifically, a person who (b) pl. In old English law, days granted by

All about the fields you caught

produces an effect by gaudy or meretricious the court for delay at the prayer of the His weary daylong chirping. Tennyson.

display. plaintiff or defendant; three days beyond Dayly (dā'li),a. The more regular, but rarely

Mr. Lumbey shook his head with great solemnity. the day named in the writ, in which the

as though to imply that he supposed she must have used, orthography of Daily.

been rather a dazzler.

Dickens. person summoned may appear and answer. Daymaid, Deymaidt (dā'mād), n. [See Dazzling (dazzling), ». A popular name for (c) In com, a customary number of days, in Great Britain and America three, allowed DAIRY.] A dairymaid.

a disturbance of vision, occasioned by a Dayman (dā'man), n. A daylabourer; one for the payment of a note or bill of exchange

sudden impression of powerful light, or by hired by the day. after it becomes due. A note due on the

an internal cause. Daymare (clā'măr), 12. A species of incubus seventh of the month is payable on the

Dazzlingly (daz'zling-li), adv. In a dazzling which occurs during waking hours, accomtenth. The days of grace are different in

manner. panied by the peculiar pressure on the chest dítferent countries.- Day in court, a day for

D.D. An abbreviation of divinitatis doctor, experienced in nightmare. the appearance of parties in a suit.- Day's Daynet (đā'net), n. A net for catching small

doctor of divinity. journey, a somewhat loose mode of measur

De- (de). A common prefix in English birds, as larks, martins, &c. ing distance in the East. The day's journey Daypeep (Jā'pēp), n.

The dawn of the

words, representing in most instances the of a man on foot may be estimated at about

Latin de, from, away from, down from, as morning. Milton. 20 to 24 English miles, but if the journey is

in debark, deduct, detract, decamp, descend,

A prison ward in

Dayroom (da'röm), n. for many days, about 172. A day's journey

decline. In some cases it represents tho which the prisoners are kept during the day. on horseback may be taken at about 26 to


Latin dis or di, coming through the Fr. , Day-rule, Day-writ (Jā'röl, dā'rit), n. 30 miles. In a caravan journey with camels

as in deluge, Fr. déluge, L. diluvium; delay, law, formerly

a rule or order of court, perthe day's journey is about 30 miles for a

Fr. délai, L. dilatum. In certain cases it mitting a prisoner, in the King's Bench short distance; but on an extended line

has an intensifying power or no apparent prison, &c., to go without the bounds of the somewhat less. The mean rate of the daily

power at all; as in deprave, despoil, deny. prison for one day. marches of armies is about 14 miles in a line

Deacon (dē’kon), 11. [L. diaconus, from Gr. Dayschool (dā'sköl), n. A school taught of from eight to ten marches; but for a single

diakonos, a minister or servant-dia, by, during the day, in which the scholars are

and koneo, to serve. ) 1. Eccles. a person march, or even two or three, the distance not boarded. Opposed to evening-school,

in the lowest degree of holy orders. The may be a mile or two longer. - Day's work,

boarding school. (a) the work of one day. (6) Naut, the ac

office of deacon was instituted by the Daysight (dā' sit), 17. Another term for count or reckoning of a ship's course for

apostles, and seven persons were chosen at hemeralopia or night-blindness, an affection twenty-four hours, from noon to noon.

first to serve at the feasts of Christians, and of the vision, in which it is dull and confused

distribute bread Days in bank, in England, days of appear in the dark, but clear and strong in the day

and wine to the ance in the court of Common Bench. Days light. It is a defect arising from nervous

communicants, in court are generally at the distance of irritability.

and to minister about a week from each other, and have Daysman (daz'man), n. [Lit. one who ap

to the wants of reference to some festival of the Church. points a day for hearing a cause.) An um

the poor. In the On some one of these days in bank, all oripire or arbiter; a mediator.

Roman Catholic ginal writs must be made returnable. Neither is there any days man betwixt us.

Church the ofDay (da), n. (Supposed to be a corruption

Job ix. 33.

fice of the deaof bay.) One of the compartments of a

Dayspring (dā'spring), n. The dawn; the mullioned window.

con is to inbeginning of the day; or first appearance of

cense the offiDaybedt (da'bed), n. A bed used for rest light.

ciating priest, during the day; a sofa. Whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited

to lay the cor

Luke i. 78. Having come down from a daybed where I have



porale on left Olivia sleeping, Shak, Daystar (dārstär), n. 1. The morning star,

altar, to receive Dayblindness (da'blind-nes), n. The comLucifer, Venus; the star which precedes the

the cup from mon name for the visual defect called nycmorning light. -2. The sun, as the orb of

the sub-deacon talopia, by which objects are seen only in day.

and present it So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed. Milton. the evening and at night. It is the opposite

to the person of day-sight. Called also Night-sight, Noc Daytime (dā'tīm), n. The time of the sun's

officiating,to inturnal-sight. light on the earth.

cense the choir,

A dairymaid. Daybook (dā'bụk), n. A journal of accounts; Daywoman (da'wym-an), n.

to receive the a book in which are recorded the debts and (Rare.)

pax from the credits or accounts of the day. Daywork (da'werk), n. 1. Work by the day;

officiating preDaybreak (da'brák), n. The dawn or first daylabour.–2. Work done during the day,

Deacon, from Cloisters,

late, and carry appearance of light in the morning. as distinguished from that done during the

Liége, 1460.

it to the subDaycoal (dā'kõl), n. A name given by miners night.

deacon, and at to the upper stratum of coal, as being nearDaze (dāz), v.t. [The same word as Icel, dasa,

the pontifical mass to put the mitre on est the light or surface.

to tire out; 0.D. daesen, to be foolish. In

A. Sax. dwaes, foolish, occurs. Daydream (Já'drém), n. A reverie; a castle

Akin dizzy,

the bishop's head. In the Church of Eng

land the deacon is the lowest of the three in the air; a visionary fancy indulged in

doze. Dare, as in 'to dare larks, may per orders of priesthood, these being bishops, when awake; an extravagant conceit

of the
haps be another form of daze.) To stun or

priests, and deacons. The deacon may perfancy or imagination. stupefy, as with a blow, liquor, or excess of

form all the ordinary offices of the ChrisDaydreamer (da'drēm-er), n. One who inlight; to dim or blind by too strong a light,

tian priesthood except consecrating the dulges in daydreams; a fanciful sanguine or to render the sight of unsteady.

elements at the administration of the Lord's schemer; one given to indulge in reveries Some flushed and others dazed, as one who wakes

Supper, and pronouncing the absolution. or to building castles in the air.

Half-blinded at the coming of a light. Tennyson.

In Presbyterian churches the deacon's office Daydreamy (da'drēm-i), Relating to or Daze (dāz), n. In mining, a glittering stone. is to attend to the secular interests, and abounding in daydreams. [Rare.)

Dazed (dázd), p. and a. Stunned; stupefied. in Independent churches it is the same, Dayflower (da'flon-ér), n. The popular name Let us go,' said the one with a sullen dased gloom with the addition that he has to distribute the of a genus of plants, the Commelyna.

in his face,

Orada. bread and wine to the communicants.-2. In Dayfly (dā'fli), n. The popular name of Dazied (dā'zid), a. See DAISIED. Shak. Scotland, the president of an incorporated those neuropterous insects which belong to Dazzle (daz'zl), v. t. pret. & pp. dazzled; ppr. trade, who is the chairman of its meetings.





and signs its records. Before the passing of person who has died.

''Tis tedious waiting rongh block of wood used as an anchorthe Burgh Reform Act the deacons of the dead men's shoes.' Fletcher.

buoy.-3. One who rides in a public convey. crafts, or incorporated trades, in royal And ye're e'en come back to Liberton to wait for ance, visits the theatre, or obtains anything burghs, fornied a constituent part of the dead men's skoon.

Sir W. Scott. of value, without payment. [United States ] town-council

, and were understood to re- Dead (ded), n. 1. The tiine when there is a Dead-heat (ded'hét), n. A race in which present the trades as distinguished from the remarkable stilluess or gloom; the culmin the runners come all to the winning post at merchants and guild brethren; but by the ating point, as the midst of winter or of the same time, so that no one is the winner. terms of that act the deacons are no longer night.

Dead-hedge (ded'hej), n. A hedge made recognized as official and constituent mem At one time it was thought that an attack on Ken. with the prunings of trees, or with the tops bers of the town council, but in other re sington House at dead of night night probably be of old hedges which have been cut down. spects the rights and usages of the crafts are



Dead-horse (ded'hors), n. Work the wages preserved, and are exercised without con

2. (As a plural.) Those who are dead; the of which have been paid before it is exetrol on the part of the town council. The deceased; the departed.

cuted.-To pull the dead-horse, to work for deacon-convener of the trades in Edinburgh This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead.

Mat. xiv. 2.

wages already paid. (Trade slang.) and Glasgow still continues to be a constituent member of the town council. 3. pl. In mining, the substances which in

Dead-house (ded'hous), n. An apartment close the ore on every side.

in a hospital or other institution where Deaconess (dē kon-es), n. 1. A female deacon

dead bodies are kept for a time. in the primitive church.-2. The term for a Deadt (ded), v.i. To lose life or force.

Deadish (ded'ish), a. Resenibling what is kind of quasi sister-of-mercy among certain

So iron, as soon as it is out of the fire, deadeth

dead; dull. (Rare.)

Bacon. Continental and other Protestants.

straightway. Lee.


The lips put on a deadish paleness. Deaconhood (dē'kon-hụd), n. 1. The state Deadt (ded), v. t. To deprive of life, force,

1. A letter or office a deacon; deaconship.-2. A

or vigour; to make dead; to dull. "The sound Dead-letter (ded'let-tér), n. body of deacons taken collectively:

may be extinguished or deaded.' Bacon. which lies for a certain period uncalled for Deaconry, Deaconship (dē'kon-ri, dē’konDead (ded), adv. To a degree approaching at the post-office, or one which cannot be ship), n.

delivered from defect of address, and which The office, dignity, or ministry of

death; to the last degree; thoroughly; a deacon or deaconess. totally; entirely; completely; as, dead beat.

is sent to the general post-office to be opened Dead (ded), a. (A. Sax. deád. See DEATH and I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy. Dickens.

and returned to the writer.-2. Anything, DIE.) 1. Deprived or destitute of life; noting Dead-angle (ded'ang-gl), n. In fort. the

as a condition, treaty, &c., which has lost that state of a being or matter, animal or

its force or authority, by lapse of time or space in front of a parapet, which the solvegetable, in which the organs have ceased diers within can neither fire upon nor see.

any other cause, and has ceased to be acted to perform their functions, and have be- Dead-beat (ded' bēt), n.

on; as, the treaty of 1856 has become a dead

1. A dead - beat come incapable of performing them, or of

letter. ---Dead-letter office, a department of escapement. See under DEAD, a.--2. One being restored to a state of activity; as, dcad who has completely failed in life; a loafer;

the general post-oftice where dead-letters

are examined and disposed of. matter. a sharper. (United States. ]

Dead-lift (ded'lift), n, A lift made in the The men are dead who sought thy life. Ex. iv. 19. Dead-bell (ded'bel), n. Same as Death-bell.

most difficult circumstances, as of a dead 2 Indifferent; callous; inattentive; void of Dead-centre, Dead-point (ded'sen- ter, perception. ded'point), n. In mech. that position of

body; hence, an extreme exigency. the arnis of a link-motion in which they

And have no power at all, nor shift, That white dome of St. Mark's had uttered in the

To help itself at dead-list. Hudibras. dead ear of Venice, Know thou, that for all these God coincide with the line of centres, that is to

Naut. a strong will bring thee into judgment.'

Ruskin. say,

when the links are in the same straight Dead - light (ded'lit), n. 3. Resembling death ; deep or sound; as, a line. Thus, when the crank and connecting

wooden port made to suit a cabin-window, dead sleep.-4. Perfectly still; motionless rod of a steam-engine are in a straight line

in which it is fixed, to prevent the water as death; as, a dead calm.—5. Monotonous; the situation is expressed by saying that the

from entering a ship in a storm. unvarying; unbroken by apertures, projecengine is on its (upper or lower) dead-centre,

Deadlihood (ded'li-hyd), n. [From deadly.] tions, or irregularities; as, a dead level; or that the crank is at its (long or short) Deadliness (ded’li-nes), n.

The state of the dead.

The quality of a dead wall.–6. Unemployed; useless; un


Dead-colouring (ded'kul-er-ing), n. profitable; as, a man's faculties may lie


beiug deadly dead, or his goods remain dead on his painting, the first layer of colours, usually Dead-lock (ded'lok), n. See under DEAD, a.

1. That may occasion hands. Dead capital or stock is capital some shade of gray, on which are superin. Deadly (ded'li), a.

death; mortal; fatal; destructive; as, a or stock which produces no profit...7 Dull ; Dead-doing (ded'úo-ing), a. Causing or in

deadly blow or wound. "The deadly level inactive; as, a dead sale of commodities. 8. Still; deep; obscure; as, the dead darkflicting death.

of a gun.' Shak.--2. Mortal; implacable;

aiming to kill or destroy; as, a deadly enemy: ness of the night. -9. Producing no rever

Hold, O dear lord, your dead-doing hand. Spenser. beration; dull; hea

deadly malice; a deadly feud. Thy assailas, a dead sound. Dead-door (ded'dor), n. In ship-building,

ant is quick, skilful, and deadly.' Shak, 10. Tasteless;vapid;spiritless: used of liquors. one of the doors fitted to the outside of the

3. f Liable to death; mortal. The image 11. In a state of spiritual death; void of quarter-gallery doors, in case the quarter of a deadly man.' Wycliffe, Rom. i. 23. grace; lying under the power of sin.-12. Pro gallery should be carried away.

Deadly (ded'li), adv. 1. In a manner receeding from corrupt nature, not from spi Deaden (ded'n), v.t. 1. To deprive of a por

sembling death; as, deadly pale or wan. ritual life or a gracious principle; unpro

tion of vigour, force, or sensibility; to abate ductive of good works; as, dead faith; dead the vigour or action of; as, to deaden the


is the aspect of this shore;

'Tis Greece, but living Greece no more! works. Heb. ix. 14.-13. Impotent; unable to force of a ball; to deaden the natural powers So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, procreate. Rom. iv. 19. – 14. Producing or feelings.

We start, for soul is wanting there. Byron. death; sure or unerring as death; fixed; as, He that ... learns to deaden

2. Mortally. a dead certainty; a dead shot. - 15. In law, Love of self, before his journey closes, cut off from the rights of a citizen; de

He shall find the stubborn thistle bursting

He shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.

Ezek. XXX. 24. Into glossy purples, which outredden prived of the power of enjoying the rights All voluptuous garden-roses. Tennyson. 3. Implacably; destructively.-4. Very; exof property; as, one banished or becoming 2. To retard; to lessen the velocity or momen tremely; excessively. "So deadly cunning a monk is civilly dead.-16. Not commu tum of; as, to deaden a ship's way, that is, a man. Arbuthnot. [Vulgar or ludicrous.) nicating motion or power; as, dead steam; to retard her progress.--3. To diminish the - Deadly made, made for death, hell, and the dead spindle of a lathe.-17. In paint strength or spirit of; to make vapid or destruction, and not for life, heaven, and ing, applied (a) to a colour that has no spiritless; as, to deaden wine or beer.-4. To happiness. Spenser. gloss upon it, a condition generally produced

deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to reduce the Deadly-carrot (ded'li-ka-rut), n. An uniby the use of less than the usual quantity of tone of; as, to deaden gilding by a coat of belliferous plant (Thapsia villosa) found in oil and more of turpentine; (b) to a colour size.

the south of Europe, which is bighly poisonthat is not bright, such as gray. —Dead-beat Oily marrow deadens the whiteness of the tissue. or dead escapement, in clock-work, a peculiar






Prof. Orven.

Deadly-handed (ded'li-hand-ed), a. kind of escapement, invented by Graham,

Deadener (ded'n-er), n. A person or thing guinary; disposed to kill. about 1770, with a view to lessen the effect that deadens, checks, or represses. “Incumof the wheel-work on the motion of the brances and deadeners of the harmony.' Deadly-lively (ded'li-liv-li), a. Consisting

The deadly-handed Clifford slew my steed. Shak. pendulum. In this escapement the seconds Landor. index stands still after each drop, whence Dead-eye (ded'i), n. [Dearlman's eye.]

of a commixture of gloom and liveliness. the name. See ESCAPEMENT. - Dead lan Naut. a round flattish woolen block, en

Even her black dress assumed something of a guage, a language which is no longer spoken circled by a rope or an iron band, and

deadly-lively air from the jaunty style in which it was

Dickens. or in common use by a people, and known pierced with three holes to receive the lanonly in writings, as Latin, Etruscan, and yard, used to extend the shrouds and stays, Deadly-nightshade (ded'li-nīt-shād), n. Sanskrit. - Dead-alive, or dead and alive, and for other purposes.

The popular name of the poisonous plant dull; inactive; moping. [Colloq. 1- Dead as Dead-fiat (ded'flat), n. In ship-building,

Atropa Belladonna, nat. order Solanacere. a door-nail, utterly, completely dead. [Vul the name of a midship bend.

often found growing on the rubbish of old gar.]– Dead lock, (a) a lock which has no Dead-freight (ded'frát), n. In mar. law, the

buildings and on waste ground about farm.

houses. spring or catch. (6) A phrase expressive sum paid as freight for the unoccupied space Dead March (ded'märch), n.

See BELLADONNA. of the position of affairs when they have in a ship, where a merchant has freighted

A piece of become so complicated or interlocked that the whole ship and failed to supply a full

solemn music played at funeral processions, they are at a complete stand-still, and no pro cargo.

especially those of military men. The piece gress can be made with them.-Dead men, Dead-ground (ded'ground), n. 1. In fort.

now played at the funeral of British sol(a) bottles emptied at a banquet, carouse, &c. same as Dead-angle (which see).-2. In min

diers is the dead march from Handel's The general was remarkably addicted to huge car. ing, the portion of a vein in which there is

oratorio of Saul. ousals, and in one afternoon's campaign would leave no ore.

Hush! The Dead Marck wails in a people's cars: more dead men on the field than he ever did in the Dead-head (ded'hed), n. 1. In founding, the

The dark crowd moves, and there are sobs and tears: whole course of his military career. W Irving extra length of metal given to a cast gun.

The black earth yawns: the mortal disappears. (6) Naut. the reef or gasket-ends carelessly

Tennyson. It serves to contain the dross, which rises to Dead-meat (ded'mēt), n. The flesh of cattle, left dangling under the yard when the sail the surface of the liquid metal, and which, sheep, and pigs, slaughtered and ready for is furled instead of being tucked in. - Dead were it not for the dead-head, would be at the market. men's shoes (Sc, dead men's shoon), a situa the muzzle of the gun. When cooled and Dead-men (ded'men), n. pl. See under tion or possession formerly occupied by a solid, the dead-head is cut off.--2. Naut a DEAD, a.







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Dead-neap (ded'uép), n. Naut. a low tide. Dead-wall (ded'wal), n. A blauk wall, with tant of complete deafness, and in general Deadness (ded'nes), 1. 1 The state of being out windows or openings.

dumbness does not proceed from any origi. dead; want of natural life or vital power in Dead-water (ded'wa'tėr), 1. Naut. the eddy nal defect in the organs of speech or from an animal or plant; as, the deadness of a water closing in with a ship's stern as she linib, of a body, or of a tree.-2. Want of passes through the water.


d animation; dulness; languor; as, the dead. | Dead-weight (ded'wát), n. 1. A heavy or ness of the eye.--3. Want of warmth or oppressive burden. ardour; coldaess; frigidity; as, the deadness The fact is, fine thoughts, enshrined in appropriate of the affections.

language, are dead-weights upon the stage, unless The most curious phenomenon in all Venetian his.

they are struck like sparks from the action of the

Cornhill Mag.
tory is the vitality of religion in private life, and its
deadness in public policy.

Ruskin. 2 A name given to an advance by the Bank His grace removes the defect of inclination, by of England to the government on account taking of our natural deadness and disaffection to of half-pay and pensions to retired officers wards them


of the army or navy.--3. Naut. the lading 4. Vapidness; want of spirit; as, the dead of a vessel when it consists of heavy goods; ness of liquors.--5. State of being incapable that portion of the cargo, as coals, iron, &c., of conception according to the ordinary which pays freight according to its weight, laws of nature. Rom. iv. 19.-6. Indiffer. and not to its bulk. ence; mortification of the natural desires; Dead-well (deu'wel), n. Same as Absorbing alienation of heart from temporal pleasures;

Well. See ABSORBING. as, deadness to the world,

Dead-wind (ilcu'wind), n. Naut. a wind Dead-nettle (ded'net-tl). n. The common right against the ship, or that blowing from name of the species of plauts of the genus the very point towards which she is sailing. Lamium, nat. order Labiatæ, from the re Dead-wood (ded'wyd), n. Naut. blocks of semblance of their leaves to those of the timber laid upon the keel of a ship, parti. nettle, though they have no stinging pro cularly at the extremities, afore and abait, perty. There are several species found in to a considerable height one above another, Britain, as the white dead-nettle (L. album), and into which the two half tinibers are the red (L. purpureum), and the yellow (L. secured. They are fastened to the keel by Galeobdolon).

strong spikes. Dead-oil (ded'oil), n. Coal-tar.

Dead-wool (ded'wų!l), n. Wool taken froin Dead-on-end (ded'on-end), a. Naut. a term the skin of sheep which have been slaughapplied to the wind when it is in direct op

tered or which have died. position to the ship's course.

Dead-works (ded'werks), n, Naut. the parts Dead-pale (ded'pal), a. Pale as death; of a ship which are above the surface of the deadly pale.

water when she is balanced for a voyage. A gleaming shape she floated by

Deaf (def), a. (A. Sax.deaf. Cog. D.doof, Dan. Dead.pale, between the houses high. Tennyson. döv, Icel. daufr, G. taub-deat. Connected

with Sc. dowf, dull, dover, to slumber, daft, Dead-pay (ded pā), n. Milit. and naut. the continued pay of soldiers and sailors actustupid, as also with Icel. dofi, torpor.)

Deaf-mute-Manual Alphabet. ally dead, but which dishonest officers

1. Ñot perceiving sounds; not receiving imcharged against the state and appropriated. pressions from sonorous bodies through the

any mental incapacity, but from the want air; wanting the sense of hearing, either

of the sense of hearing, which sense enables O you commanders

wholly or in part; as, a deaf ear; a deaf man. us to imitate articulate sounds and to acThat, like me, have no dead-pays. Massinger,

Blind are their eyes, their ears are dead, qnire speech. -2. Unwillingness to hear; Dead-plate (ded'plāt), n. A flat iron plate

Nor hear when mortals pray;

voluntary rejection of what is addressed to sometimes fitted before the bars of a fur

Mortals that wait for their relief

the ear and to the understanding.

Watts. nace for the purpose of allowing the bitu.

Are blind and day as they.

Deaf-nut (def'uut), n. 1. A nut of which minous coal to assume the character of 2. Not listening, or refusing to listen; not the kernel is decayed. Hence-2. Anything coke before it is thrust back into the fire. regarding; not moved, persuaded, or cun on which expectations have been founded Dead-pledge (ded'plej), n. A mortgage or vinced; as, deaf to reason or arguments. that turns out worthless; as, his share of pawning of lands or goods, or the thing

They might as well have blest her: she was deaf his uncle's estate turned out a deaf-nut pawned.

To blessing or to cursing save from one. Tennyson. after all. Dead-reckoning (ded'rek-n-ing), n. Naut. the calculation of a ship's place at sea, in.

3. Without the ability or will to regard spiri. Deal (del), v. t. pret. & pp: dealt; ppr. deal. dependently of observations of the heavenly tual things; unconcerned. 'Hear, ye deaf.'

ing. [A. Sax. dælan, to divide, Icel. deila, to bodies, and simply from the distance she Is. xlii. 18.-4. Deprived of the power of hear

part; from the noun. See DEAL, n.] 1. To has run by the log, and the courses steered ing; deafened.

divide; to part; to separate; hence, to divide

in portions; to distribute, as cards to the by the compass, this being rectified by due Deaf with the noise, I took my hasty flight. Dryden.

players: often followed by out. allowances for drift, lee-way, &c. 5. Stifled; imperfect; obscurely heard.

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry? Is. Iviii. 7. Dead-ripe (ded'rip), a. (Dead, completely,

Nor silence is within, nor voice express,

And Rome deals out her Llessings and her gold. and ripe.) Completely ripe.

Tickel. But a deaf noise of sounds that never cease. Dead-rising (ded'riz-ing), n. In ship-build


2. To scatter; to hurl; to throw about; as, ing, that part of a ship which lies aft be6. Barren; blasted; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.

to deal out blows. tween the keel and her floor-timbers towards the stern-post. The term is generally applied Deaft (def), v.t. To deafen. 'Deafed with

Hissing through the skies, the feathery deaths were deall.

Dryden. clamours. Shak. to those parts of the bottom, throughout the

He continued, when worse days were come,


Deaf-dumbness (def'dum-nes), n. ship's length, where the sweep or curve at

To deal about his sparkling eloquence. Wordsworth. the head of the floor-timber terminates or

ness or aphony arising from deafness, congenital or occurring during infancy.

Deal (del), inflects to join the keel.

1. To distribute; to divide; Dead-rope (ded'rop), n. Naut. a rope which Deafen (def'n), v. t. 1. To make deaf; to de

to share out in portions, as in card-playing. does not run in any block. prive of the power of hearing; to impair

2. To traffic; to trade; to negotiate. Dead-set (ded'set), n.

They buy and sell, they deal and traffic. South. 1. The fixed position

the organs of hearing so as to render them

unimpressible to sounds. —2. To stun; to 3. To act between man and man; to interof a dog in pointing game.-2. A determined effort or attempt; a pointed attack. Clarke. rendler incapable of perceiving sounds dis vene; to transact or negotiate between

men. 3. A concocted scheme to defraud a person

tinctly; as, deafened with clamour or tuin gaming.

mult.-3. In arch. to render impervious to He that deals between man and man raiseth his sound (as a door or partition) by means of own credit with both.

Bacon. Dead-sheave (ded'shév), n. Naut. a scored

sound-boarding and pugging. aperture in the heel of a top-mast, through

4. To behave well or ill; to act; to conduct Deafening (def'ning), n. In arch. the pug. which a second top-tackle can be rove.

one's self in relation to others. Dead-shoar, Dead-shore (ded'shor), n. A ging used to prevent the passage of sound

Thou shalt not steal, nor deal falsely. piece of wood built up vertically in a wall Deafly (def'li), adv. Without sense of sounds; through floors, partitions, and the like.

Lev, xix. 11, which has been broken through.

-To deal by, to treat, either well or ill; as, Dead-shot (ded'shot), n. (See DEAD, a. 13.) obscurely heard.

to deal well by domestics. Deaf-mute (def'mūt), n. A person who is A sure marksman.

Such one deals not fairly by his own mind. Locke. Dead's-part (dedz' pärt), n. In Scots lat,

both deaf and dumb, the dumbness result-
ing from deafness which has either existed

--To deal in, (a) to have to do with; to be that part of a man's movable succession which he is entitled to dispose of by testa

from birth or from a very early period of engaged in; to practise; as, they deal in poli.

the person's life. Deaf-mutes cominunicate tical matters; they deal in low humour. ment, or what remains of the movables over their thoughts by means of a manual alpha

(6) To trade in; as, to deal in silks or in and above what is due to the wife and chil.

bet. Under next article we give one of the cutlery.--To deal with, (a) to treat in any dren. Dead-stand (ded'stand), n.

manner; to use well or ill. 1. A dilemma;

forms of the two-hand alphabet invented

about the close of the eighteenth century. Now will we deal worse with thee, Gen. xix. 9. a fix.

Deafness (def'nes), n. 1. Incapacity of perI was at a dead-stand in the course of my fortunes,

Return ... and I will deal well with thee. when it pleas'd God to provide me lately an employceiving sounds; the state of the organs

Gen. xxxii. 9. Inent to Spain.

Howell. which prevents the impressions which (6) To contend with; to treat with, by way of 2. A determined opposition; as, he made a

constitute hearing; want of the sense opposition, check, or correction; as, he has dead-stand against that course.

of hearing. Deafness occurs in every de turbulent passions to deal with. (c) Eccles. Dead-thraw (ded'thra), 1. The death-throe;

gree, from that which merely impairs the to treat with by way of discipline; to admon. the last agony. (Scotch.)

accuracy of the ear in distinguishing faint ish. (Scotch.)

or similar sounds, to that state in which Deal (del), n. (O. E. deel, del, A. Sax. dæl, Wha ever heard of a door being barred when a

there is no more sensation produced by a portion, a share; the Teut. forms are all man was in the dead thraw! How d'ye think the

sounds in this organ than in any other part of spirit was to get awa through bolts and bars like thae!

very similar, as D. deel, a share, a portion, Sir W. Scott. the body. Dumbness is the usual concomi. a board or plank; Dan. deel, Sw. del, Goth.

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