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country were to be always a subject rather generation, in zool. that modification of gen oficinalis). The so-called A. frutex of the of altercation than enjoyment.' Burke. eration by which the young do not resemble gardens does not belong to the genus, but is Alter ego (altér ē'go). (L.) Another or their parent, but their grand-parent or some a Hibiscus (H. syriacus). second I; another self: a title sometimes remote ancestor: called also Heterogenesis, Althein, Altheine (al-thē'in), n. (C2H,804 applied to a person who has full powers to Metagenesis, and Xenogenesis. See HETERO or C.H.S208.) A white crystallizable subact for another, as to a Spanish viceroy GENESIS.

stance contained in the root of the mallow when exercising regal power. It was applied Alternate (al-tér'nāt), n. 1. That which (Althæa officinalis) and asparagus; asparato the crown-prince at Naples when he was happens by turns with something else; vi gin (which see). appointed vicar-general during an insurrec cissitude. (Rare.)

Although (Al-THO), conj. [All and though; tion in July, 1820.

Rais'd in pleasure, or repos'd in case,

comp. albeit. See THOUGH.] Grant all this; Alterity (al-ter'i-ti), n. [L. alter, another. ] Grateful alternates of substantial peace.

be it so; allow all; suppose that; admit all

Prior. State or quality of being another, or differ

that; notwithstanding. - Although, Though. 2. In American Presb. Ch, one who takes ent. (Rare.)

These words approach very nearly in mean. the place of another in performing duty; a Your outness is but the feeling of otherness (al.

ing. Although is perhaps the stronger and terity) rendered intuitive, or alterily visually represubstitute,

more pronounced, bringing the adversative sented.

Coleridge.
Alternate (al'tėr-nåt or al-tér'nāt), v.t. pret.

proposition into greater prominence. It is, Altern (al'tern), a. (L. alternus, from alter, & pp, alternated; ppr. alternating. (L. al

Therefore, generally preferred to commence another.] 1. Acting by turns; alternate. terno, alternatum, to do first one thing then

a sentence. a second. See ALTER.] 1. To perform by The

Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. greater (light) to have rule by day, The less by night, altern.

Mark xiv, 29.
Milton.
turns, or in succession.
Who in their course

The sound of love makes your soft heart afraid, 2. In crystallography, exhibiting on two Melodious hymns about the sovereign throne

And guard itself, though but a child invade. parts, an upper and a lower part, faces Alternate all night long.

Milton,

Waller which alternate among themselves, but 2. To cause to succeed or follow one an Altiloquencet (al-til'o-kwens), n. (See ALTIwhich, when the two parts are compared, other in time or place reciprocally; to in LOQUENT.] Lofty speech; pompous lancorrespond with each other. -Altern base, terchange reciprocally.

guage. Bailey. in trigon, a term used in distinction from

Altiloquentt (al-til’o-kwent), a. [L. altus, the true base. Thus, in oblique triangles,

The most high God ... alternates the disposition of good and evil.

Ob. Grow. high, and loquens, loquentis, ppr. of loquor, the true base is the sum of the sides, in which case the difference of the sides is the Alternate (altér-nāt or al-ter'nāt), v.i. 1. To

to speak.) High-sounding; pompous in lanaltern base; or inversely, when the true base follow one another in time or place recipro

guage. Ash.

Altimeter (al-tim'et-ér), n. (L. altus, high, is the difference of the sides, the sum of the

cally: often followed by with; as, the flood sides is the altern base. and ebb tides alternate with each other.

and Gr. metron, measure.] An instrument

for taking altitudes by geometrical princiAlternacy (al-tèr 'na-si), n. The state of

Different species alternating with each other.' Kirwan.

ples, as a quadrant, sextant, or theodolite. being alternate; performance by turns.

Altimetry (al-tim'ét-ri), n. The art of as(Rare.]

Rage, shame, and grief alternate in his breast.

certaining altitudes by means of an alti

7. Philips, The alternary of rhymes in a stanza gives a variety

meter, and by trigonometrical principles that may support the poet, without the aid of music, Alternately (al-tér'nāt-li), adv. In an al

without actual mensuration: to a greater length. Mitford. ternate manner: (a) in reciprocal succes

Altincar (al-tin kär),n. (See TINCAL.) Crode Alternal (al-ter'nal), a. Alternative. (Rare.) sion; by turns, so that each is succeeded by

borax, employed in refining metals; tincal Alternally (al-tèr'nal-li), adv. By turns. that which it succeeds, in the same way

(which see) [Rar as night follows day and day follows night.

Altiscope (al'ti-skop), n. (L. altus, high, and Their men obeyed (6) With the omission or intervention of one

Gr. skopeo, to look at.) An instrument conAlternally both generals" coinmands. May. between each pair; as, read the lines alter

sisting of an arrangement of lenses and mirAlternant(al-tér nant), a. Alternating; spenately; in French prosody male and female

rors in a vertical telescopic tube, by means cifically, in geol. composed of alternate rhymes follow one another in couplets al

of which a person is able to overlook objects layers, as some rocks. ternately.- Alternately pinnate, in bot. a

intervening between himself and the object Alternat(äl-ter-nä), n. [Fr., from L. alterno, term used when the leaflets of a pinnate

he desires to see. When the sections of the alternatum, to alternate.] In diplomacy, a leaf are placed on the one side of a common

tube are extended, the view is received upon right in virtue of which several states, in petiole, opposite the spaces on the other

an upper mirror placed at an angle of 45° order to preserve the equality between side.

and reflected thence down the tube to a them, take each in turn the first place; for Alternateness (al-ter'nāt-nes), n. The state

lower mirror, where it is seen by the obexample, in the signature of treaties. or quality of being alternate, or of following

server. Alternate (al-tér'nāt), a. (L. alternatus. in succession.

Altisonant, Altisonous (al-tis'o-nant, al

1. The act See ALTERN.! 1. Being by turns; following Alternation (al-tér-nā'shon), n.

tis'o-nus), a. (L. altus, high, and sonans, one another in succession of time or place; of alternating, or state of being alternate;

sounding, from sonus, sound.) High-soundhence, reciprocal. the reciprocal succession of things in time

ing; lofty or pompous, as language. 'AltiAnd bid alterna!e passions fall and rise.

or place; the act of following and being fol. Pope.

sonant phrases.' Evelyn. lowed in succession; as, we observe the alSpecifically, in bot. (a) placed on opposite

Altitonant (al-tit'o-nant), a. (L. altus, ternation of day and night, cold and heat, sides of an axis on a

high, and tono, to thunder.) Thundering summer and winter. — 2. In math. (a) the different level; as, al.

from on high; high-thundering. (Rare and different changes or alterations of orders ternate leaves,

poetical.) (6)

in numbers ; called more commonly PerPlaced between other

Altitude (al'ti-tüd), n. [L. altitudo-altus, mutation. (6) Alternate proportion. See bodies of the same or

high, and tudo, a common termination de under ALTERNATE. - 3. In church ritual, different whorls, as in

noting state, condition,or manner.) 1. Space the response of the congregation speaking an umbellifer, where

extended upward; height; the elevation of alternately with the minister.- Alternation the stamens are alter

an object above its foundation, the ground, nate with, that is beof generation. See Alternate Generation

or a given level; or the elevation of one ob. under ALTERNATE. tween, the petals.

ject above another; as, the altitude of a Alternative (al-tér'na-tiv), a. (Fr. alter2. Belonging to a series

mountain or column; the altitude of a natif.) 1. Offering a choice or possibility of between every pair in

cloud, or of a bird above a tree. — 2. The one of two things. which a member of

elevation of a point, or star, or other ob

The conscience of mankind, and the voice alike of another series inter

ject above the horizon, measured by the arc philosophy and of religion, reject with equal horror venes; having

of a vertical intercepted between such point one

his S. Mill's) alternative solution of the origin of intervening between

evil, that the Creator of the world is either the author and the horizon. It is either apparent or each pair; every se

of evil or the slave of it.

Ed. Rev.
Alternate Leaves.

true. Apparent altitude is that which apcond; as, only the alter

2. Alternate; reciprocal. Holland.-3. In pears by observations made at any place on nate lines should be read; the odd numbers bot. applied to the æstivation or arrange

the surface of the earth; true altitude, that form one series of alternate numerals, the ment of the flower-buds of plants, where

which results by correcting the apparent even numbers another.-3. Consisting of al.

the inner whorl alternates with the outer. for refraction, parallax, and dip of the ternate parts or members, proceeding by al

Alternative (al-tér'na-tiv), n. A choice be horizon.—3. Highest point or degree. ternation; as, an alternate series; alternate

tween two things, so that if one is taken the He did it to please his mother, and to be partly rhyming; alternate proportion. - Alternate other must be left, or a possibility of one of proud; which he is, even to the altitude of his vir

Shak. angles, in geom. the internal angles made

two things, so that if one is false the other by two lines with

must be true. The things in question are 4. Elevation of spirit, especially from liquor; a third, on oppo.

also called alternatives, and in strictness the haughty air: in this sense generally used in site sides of it. If

word cannot be applied to more than two the plural. the two lines are things, and when one thing only is offered

The man of law began to get into his altitudes. parallel, the alfor choice, it is said there is no alternative.

Sir W. Scott. ternate angles are

Between these alternatives there is no middle - Accessible altitude, the altitude of an obequal. Thus, if

ground.

Cranck.

ject whose base we can have access to, so the parallels AB,

Alternatively (al-tér'na-tiv-li), adv. In an as to measure the distance between it and CD be cut by the

alternative manner; in a manner that ad the station from which the measure is to be line EF, the angles

mits the choice or possibility of one out of taken. - Inaccessible altitude, the altitude AGH, GID, as two things.

of an object whose base cannot be apalso the angles BGH and GH, are called Alternativeness (al-tér'na-tiv-nes), 7h. The proached. — Refraction of altitude, an arc alternate angles. - Alternate proportion, the quality or state of being alternative.

of a vertical circle, by which the true alti. equal proportion that subsists between the Alternity (al-têr'ni-ti), n. Succession by tude of a heavenly body is increased, on acalternate inembers of the pairs of a series of

turns;

alternation. The alternity and vi count of refraction.-Parallax of altitude. proportionals. Thus, if a :b::c:d; then, cissitude of rest, Sir T. Browne.

See PARALLAX. – Altitude, or elevation of by alternate proportion, a:0:0:d.AlterAlthæa (al-the'a), n. [Gr. althaia,from altho, the pole, the arc of the meridian intercepted nate quarters, in her, the first and fourth or althaino, to heal.) A genus of plants, between the pole and the horizon. It is quarters, and the second and third, which nat. order Malvaceæ, including the holly equal to the latitude of the place.-Meriare usually of the same nature.

Alternate hock (A. rosea), and the marsh-mallow (Ă. dian altitude, an arc of the meridian bech, chain; ch, Sc. loch; 6. go;

j, job; 0, Fr. ton; ng, sing; TH, then; th, thin; w, wig; wh, whig; zh, azure. -See KEY.

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tween the horizon and any star or point on potash alum has the formula K A1 2 804 + felspar rocks containing pyrites, and as an the meridian.

12 H20. It is produced by adding potassium efflorescence on the walls of mines and Altitudinarian (al'ti-tu-di- nā"ri-an), a. sulphate or chloride to crude aluminium quarries. Aspiring. Coleridge. [Rare.)

sulphate obtained from alum shale by the Aluret (al'ūr), n. (Fr. allure, pace, gait, Altivolant (al-tiv'o-lant), a. (L. altus, high, action of sulphuric acid, or by roasting shale from aller, to go.] 1. An alley, a walk.and volans, flying.) Flying high. Bailey. which contains alumina and pyrites, where 2. A passage, gangway, or gallery in a build(Rare.)

by the sulphur of the latter is oxidized to ing. "The new alure between the king's Alto (al'to or äl’to). (It., from L. altus, sulphuric acid, which, acting on the alu chamber and the said chapel.' Brayley.high.) High; a common element in terms mina, produces aluminium sulphate. Alum 3. TL side pavement of a street. in music and art, derived from the Italian; crystallizes in beautiful octahedra which The sides of every street were covered with fresh as, alto-ripieno, alto-rilievo. are white, transparent, and very astringent.

alures of marble.

T. Warton, Alto (al'to or äl'to), n. {So called from being Alum is of great use in medicine and the Aluta (a-lū'ta), n. L., leather dressed with higher than the tenor, to which in old music arts. In medicine it is used as an astrin alum.) A species of leather-stone, soft, the melody was assigned.] In music, (a) gent-internally, in hemoptoë, diarrhea,and pliable, and not laminated. Same as Contralto. (b) The instrument dysentery; externally, as a styptic applied Alutaceous (al-u-tā'shus), a. Of a pale called in England the tenor-violin, and by to bleeding vessels, and as an escharotic. brown colour, like that of tanned leather. the Italians the viola.

In the arts it is used in dyeing, as a mor Alutationt (al-u-tā'shon),n. (L.aluta, tanned Alto-clef (al'to-klef), n. In music, the Cclef, dant to fix colours; in making candles, for leather.) The tanning of leather. placed upon the third line of the staff, in hardening the tallow; in tanning, for re Alva Marina (al'va ma-ri'na), n. (Corruporder that the notes proper for the alto storing the cohesion of skins; in baking it tion for alga marina, sea-weed.). A name

voice may be conveniently represented. is employed to whiten bread. It occurs in given in commerce to certain dried seaAlto-faggotta (al'to-fag-got"ta or alto-fäg. a native state only in small quantities. weeds used for stuffing mattresses, &c. gottä). An old musical instrument played Alum (al'um), v.t. To steep in or impreg- Alveary (al'vē-a-ri), n. (L. alvearium, alveus, with a reed and mouthpiece similar to a nate with a solution of alum.

a hollow, a cavity, a bellowing vessel, and clarionet.

Alumen (al'ū-men), n. (L.) Alum (which particularly a bee-hive, from alvus, the Altogether (al-ty-gefH'er), adv. [All and see)

belly.) 1. A bee-hive,

or something resem. together.) Wholly; entirely; completely; Alumina (al-ü'min-a), n. (Al2O3.) The oxide bling a bee-hive.--2. The hollow of the exquite. of aluminium, the most abundant of the

ternal ear, or bottom of the concha where Every man at his best state is altogether vanity. earths. It is widely diffused over the globe the wax is contained.

Ps. xxxix. s. in the shape of clay, loam, and other similar Alveated (al'vē-at-ed), a. Formed or vaulted Altometer (al-tom'et-ér), n. Same as Alti substances; the adamantine spar, the ruby, like a bee-hive. meter (which see).

corundum, and sapphire are alumina nearly Alveolar, Alveolary (al’vē-o-lér, al've-o-laAlto-relievo (al'to-rê-lēd'vo), n. Same as pure and crystallized. In these forms alu

ri), A. [L. alveolus, a small hollow, a socket, Alto-rilievo (which see).

mina is, next to the diamond, the hardest dim. of alveus, a hollow vessel. See ALVEAlto-rilievo (äl tö-re-lé-a"vo). [It. See ALTO substance known. Its great value in the

ARY.] Containing sockets, hollow cells, or and RELIEF.) High relief: a term applied in arts depends on its affinity for vegetable pits; pertaining to sockets, specifically the regard to sculptured figures to express that colouring matters and animal fibres. It

sockets of the teeth; as, the alveolar artery. they stand out boldly from the back-ground, forms the base of the lakes in dyeing, and - Alveolar arches, the parts of the jaws projecting more than half their thickness acts also as a mordant.

hollowed out by the teeth-sockets.-Alveowithout being entirely detached; thus a Alumine (al'ū-min), n. Same as Alumina.

lar processes, the processes of the maxillary piece of sculpture is said to be an alto-rilievo Aluminiferous (al-ü'min-it"ér-us), a. Con bones containing the sockets of the teeth. or in alto - rilievo. In mezzo - rilievo, or taining or affording alum, alumina, or alu – Alveolar structure, a term applied to minium.

minute superficial cavities in the mucous
Aluminiform (al-u-min'i-form), a. Having membranes of the stomach, esophagus, and
the form of alum, alumina, or aluminium. small intestines.
Aluminite (al-ü'min-it), n. Hydrous sul. Alveolate (al' vē-o-lāt), a. (L. alveolatus,
phate of alumina, a mineral that occurs in from alveus, a hollow vessel. ] Deeply pitted,
small roundish or reniform masses. Its so as to resemble a honey-comb; having the
colour is snow-white or yellowish-white. surface covered with numerous deep hol.
Aluminium, Aluminum (al-ū-min'i-um, Jows, as in the receptacle of some compound
al-ü'min-um), n. Chemical sym. Al. At. wt. flowers.
= 27.5; sp. gr. 2:6 nearly. The metallic Alveole (al'vē-ol), 12. Same as Alveolus.
base of alumina; a white metal with a Alveolite (al'vé-o-lit), n. (L. alveolus, a
bluish tinge, and a lustre somewhat resem socket. ) În geol. a genus of Devonian
bling, but far inferior to, that of silver. It corals composed of concentrically arranged
does not occur native, but is extracted for tables of short tubes, externally angular,
the purposes of commerce from a mineral and rounded within. Page.
called cryolite, found in great abundance Alveolus (al-vē'o-lus), n. pl. Alveoli (al-vē',
in Greenland. From its lightness, hardness, o-li). (L., a little hollow, dim. of alveus.)
ductility, sonorousness, non-liability to rust, 1. A cell in a honey-comb or in a fossil. -
and resistance to the action of sulphuretted 2. The socket in the jaw, in which a tooth
hydrogen, it is largely employed in the pre is fixed.

paration of alloys and for the manufacture Alveus (al'vē-us), 1. (L., a hollow vessel, Alto-rilievo-Battle of Centaurs and Lapithæ. of articles for which silver was formerly a channel.] 1. In anat. a tube or canal

employed. — Aluminium gold, an alloy of through which some fuid flows; especially, middle relief, the projection is one-half, and 10 parts of aluminium to 90 of copper, of a the larger part of such a tube, as the duct in basso-rilievo, or bas-relief, less than one pale gold colour, harder than bronze, and conveying the chyle to the subclavian vein. half. Alto-rilievo is further distinguished susceptible of a fine polish. Its hardness 2. The bed or channel of a river. from mezzo-rilievo by some portion of the and tenacity peculiarly adapt it for journals | Alvine (al' vin), a, [From L. alvus, the figures standing usually quite free from the and bearings.

belly.) Belonging to the belly or intestines; surface on which they are carved, while in Aluminous (al-ū'min-us), a. Pertaining to relating to the intestinal excrements. the latter the figures though rounded are or containing alum or alumina, or partaking Alvine concretion, a calculus formed in the not detached in any part. Frequently, of the same properties; as, aluminous min stomach or intestines. though less properly, spelled Alto-relievo. erals or waters.

Alwayt (al'wa), adv. Same as Alwaye. Alto-ripieno (allto-ré-pē-ā"no). (It.) The Alumish (al'um-ish), a. Having the nature Mephibosheth shall eat bread alway at my table. tenor of the great chorus, which sings and of alum; somewhat resembling alum.

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Alumnus (a-lum'nus), n. pl. Alumni (a-lum'. Always (al'wāz), adv (All and way; A. Sax. Alto-viola (as'tó-vi'o-la or äl'to-vė’o-lä), n. ni). [L. alumnus, a nursling, disciple, from eal, and weg, a way. Comp. algate, algates,

(It.) The tenor instrument of the violin alo, to nourish.) A pupil; one educated at from gate, a way: It. tulta via, śp. todas family.

a seminary or university; a graduate or vias.) 1. Perpetually; uninterruptedly; conAltruism (al'trö-izm), n. (Pr. altrui, Fr. undergraduate of a university, regarded as tinually; as, God is always the same. autrui, others, from L. alter, another.) A his alma mater.

Ev'n in heaven his (Mammon's) looks and thoughts term first employed by the Positivists, or Alum-rock (al'um-rok), n. Same as Alum Were always downward bent.

Milton. followers of the French philosopher Comte, stone.

2. As often as occasion recurs; as, he always to signify devotion to others or to humanity: Alum-root (al'um-röt), n. A name given to comes home on Saturday, the opposite of selfishness.

the astringent root of several plants, as Always the dulness of the fool is the whetstone of Altruistic (al-trö-ist'ik), a. Pertaining or Heuchera americana.

the wits.

Shak. relating to altruism; regardful of others; Alum-schist, Alum-slate (al'um-shist, al'. Alyned + (a-lind). p. and a. (L. allino, to having regard to the well-being or best in um-slåt), n. A thin bedded fissile rock of a besmear. ] Anointed. terests of others: opposed to selfish.

grayish, bluish, or iron-black colour, and Alyssum, Alysson (a-lis'sum, a-lis'son), n. Aludel (al'ū-del), n. [Fr. and Sp.] In old often possessed of a glossy shining lustre. (Gr. a, priv., and lyssa, canine madness, as chem. a name given to a pear-shaped glass It is chiefly composed of silica and alumina, the ancients believed it to cure hydrophobia or earthen pot open at both ends, somewhat and from it is obtained the largest part of and allay anger.) A genus of plants, nat. resembling the ancient alembic, used for the alum of commerce.

order Cruciferæ, containing several white sublimating mercury.

Alum-stone (al'um-stón), n. The siliceous or yellow flowered plants, much employed Alula (al-ü'la), n. [L., dim. of ala, a wing.) sub-sulphate of alumina and potash; a min for decorating rock-work. A. maritimum

In ornith, the bastard wing or winglet, con eral of a grayish or yellowish white colour, (Koniga maritima) is much cultivated in sisting of a group of stiff feathers attached found at Tolfa in Italy, in secondary rocks. gardens, having white and fragrant honey. to the bone of the wing that represents the Alunogen (al'un-o-jen), n (Fr, alun, alum, scented flowers, to which the bees are very thumb.

and Gr. ginomai, I produce.). Native sul. partial. Several species are cultivated under Alum (al'um), n. [L. alumen] A general phate of aluminium, consisting of 38-05 The name of madwort. name for a class of double sulphates con sulphuric acid, 16:40 alumina, and 48:55 Am (am). {A. Sax. com, for hypothetical taining aluminium and such metals as potas water, occurring in fine capillary fibres. It eorm, irm, ism; compare the similar forms sium, ammonium, iron, &c. Common or is found in volcanic solfataras, in clays, and in the cognate languages, Goth. im for irm,

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Gr. eimi, Per, am, Skr. asmi, made up of of growth.

tries, and are all annuals. The tricoloured root as, to breathe, exist, be, and mi, cog. Amalgamation (a-mal'ga-mā" shon), n. species (A. tricolor), from China, has long nate with E. me=I. In the conjugation of 1. The act or operation of compounding been cultivated in gardens on account of the verb to be three different roots are em mercury with another metal; specifically, the the beauty of its variegated leaves.

A. hy-
ployed; seen in am, was, be.] The first process of separating gold and silver from pochondriacus is prince's-feather; A. cauda-
person of the verb to be, in the indicative their ores by combining them with mercury. tus, love-lies-bleeding.
mood, present tense,

The mercury readily dissolves these metals Amaritude (a-mar'i-tud), n. [L. amaritudo,
I am that I am.

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as disseminated in the minerals, and uniting from amarus, bitter.) Bitterness. Harvey. Ama (å'ma), n. [L. hama, Gr. hamē, a

with them

separates them from the foreign [Rare.) water-bucket, a pail. See AAM.) 1. Eccles.

matters. The mercury is afterwards driven Amaryllidaceæ (am-a-rilli-dā"sē-ė), n. pl. A (a) the vessel used for holding the wine and

off from the amalgam by heat.–2. The mix nat. order of monocotyledonous plants, with water of the eucharist. The body of the

ing or blending of different things or races; six stamens and an inferior fruit, which
the result of such mixing or blending; com comprehends the daffodil, the Guernsey
plete union.

and belladonna lilies, the Brunsvigias and
Early in the fourteenth century the amalgamation blood-flowers of the Cape of Good Hope.
of the races was all but complete. Macaulay. The roots are generally bulbous, the flowers
3. The junction or union of two or more

on a spathe, and the leaves sword-shaped.
joint-stock companies into one concern.

The bülbs of some are poisonous, especially
Amalgamator (a-mal'ga-ma-ter), n. One

those of Hamanthus toxicarius and some
who or that which amalgamates.

neighbouring species, in which the HottenAmalgame.t See AMALGAM, v.t.

tots are said

to dip their arrow-heads. The Amalgamize (a-mal'gam-īz), v.t. To amal.

bulbs of Narcissus poeticus and some other gamate. (Rare.)

species are emetic. The genus Amaryllis
Amalphitan (a-mal'fi-tan), a. Pertaining to

gives the name to the order.
Amalfi, a seaport town of Italy. - Amal Amaryllis (am-a-ril'lis), n. [Female name
phitan code, the oldest existing code of mari in Virgil and Theocritus.] A genus of plants,
time law, compiled during the first crusade comprising a great number of species and
by the authorities of Amalfi, which town

varieties, the type of the nat. order Amaryl-
then possessed considerable commerce and

lidaceæ, many of which are cultivated in maritime power.

gardens for the beauty of their flowers. See

AMARYLLIDACEÆ. Amandt (a-mand'), v.t. [L. amando-a, Amas which belonged to the Abbey of St. Denis. away, and mando, to commit, to send word Amarythrin, Amarythrine (am-a-rith'ama is sometimes formed of glass or agate, to.] To send one away.

rin), n. (C12H1607.) The bitter principle

of erythric acid. mounted in gold, and jewelled. Now called Amand (a-mand'), n. (Fr. amende, a fine.] In Scots law, sometimes used of a fine or

Amass (a-mas'), v.t. [Fr. amasser, It. am. Cruet. (6) The wine itself. – 2. A wine measure. penalty; formerly also a sum required to be

massare, L. massa, a heap or lump. See Amabilityt (am-a-bil'i-ti), n. [L. amabilis, lodged by the defender in a suit who pro

MASS.] To collect into a heap; to gather a from amo, to love.] Lovableness; amiability. poned improbation, as a security that he

great quantity or number; to accumulate; did not do so merely with a view to delay

as, to amass a treasure; to amass a great No rules can make amability.

number of que cions.
Fer. Taylor. or evasion.
Amacratic (am-a-krat'ik), a. (Gr. hama,
Amandine (a-man'din), n. (Fr, amande, an The life of Homer has been written by amassing

all the traditions and hints the writers could meet
together, and kratos, power.) In photog.
almond. See ALMOND.) A kind of paste or

with.

Pope. same as Amasthenic (which see).

cold cream for chapped hands, prepared Amadou (am'a-do), n. [Fr. amadou, Gerfrom almonds.

Amass + (a-mas'), n. An assemblage, heap, man tinder, touchwood: a word believed to Amandola (a-man'do-la), n. [It. and Pr., an or accumulation. be of Scandinavian origin; comp. Icel. mata, almond.] green marble with white spots,

This pillar is nothing in effect but a medley or food, bait; Dan. mad, meat, made, to feed,

Wotton. having the appearance of honey-comb; of amass of all the precedent ornaments. to bait, the word originally meaning the 100 parts, 76 are mild calcareous earth, 20

Amassette (am-a-set), n. (Fr.) In paintfood or bait of fire.) A soft leathery sub schist, and 2 iron. The cellular appearance ing, an instrument of horn with which the stance used for tinder, consisting of the silky proceeds from the schist.

colours are collected and scraped together portion of a fungus (Polyporus fomentarius) Amanitin, Amanitine (a-man'i-tin), n.

on the stone during the process of grinding. found growing on forest trees, left remain

[Gr. amanitēs, a sort of fungus.) An organic Amassment (a-mas'ment), n. The act of ing after the plant has been deprived of its base, the supposed poisonous principle of

amassing; a heap collected; a large quantity skin and pores by being beaten and steeped certain mushrooms, as Agaricus muscarius, or number brought together; an accumulain saltpetre. It has been employed by surA. bulbosus, and others.

tion. 'An amassment of imaginary concepgeons as a styptic. Called "Black Match, Amanuensis (a-man'ū-en"sis), n. pl. Aman

tions.' Glanville, Pyrotechnical Sponge, or German Tinder,

uenses (a-man'ū-en"sēz). [L. a, from, and Amasthenic (a-mas-then'ik), a. (Gr. hama, on account of its inflammability. manus, the hand=servis a manu, a secre

together, and sthenos, strength.) In photog. Amain (a-mán'), adv. [Prefix a, in, on, and tary.] A person whose employment is to

a term characterizing a superior kind of lens main, force. See MAIN.] With force,

write what another dictates, or to copy what which unites the chemical rays of light into strength, or violence; violently; furiously; has been written by another.

one focus; amacratic. suddenly; at once. When we fied amain.' I had not that happy leisure; no amanuensis, no Amatet (a-māt), v.t. (Prefix a, intens., and Milton. - Let go amain or strike amain assistants.

Burton.

mate, to daunt or weaken; Fr. amatir, in (raut.), to let fall or lower at once.

Amaracus (a-mar'a-kus), n. [L., marjoram. 0. Fr. to weaken, in Mod. Fr. to deaden, as Amaist (a-māst'), adv. Almost. (Scotch.] See MARJORAM.] Marjoram.

gold or silver, to deprive of lustre, from Amalgam (a-mal'gam), n. (Gr. malagma, And at their feet the crocus brake like fire, 0. Fr. mat, quelled, subdued. See MATE, à soft mass, from malasso, to soften.] 1. A Violet, amaracus, and asphodel,

to stupefy.) To terrify; to perplex; to compound of mercury or quicksilver with Lotos and lilies.

Tennyson. daunt; to subdue. another metal; any metallic alloy of which Amaranth (am'a-ranth), n. [Gr. amarantos Upon the wall the Pagans old and young mercury forms an essential constituent part.

Stood hush'd and still, amated and amaz'd.
Specifically—2. A native compound of mer.

-a, neg., and maraino, to decay: so called
because when cropped it does not soon

Fairfax.
cury and silver found in fine cry in
mines in which veins of copper and silver

wither.) 1. A plant of the genus Amaranth Amatet (a-māt'), v.t. [See MATE, a com.
(which see). — 2. In poetry, an imaginary

panion.) To accompany; to entertain, as a cross each other.—3. Fig. a mixture or com

companion. pound of different things. Hower supposed never to fade.

A lovely bevy of fair ladies sate,
Amalgam (a-mal' gam), v.i.

Immortal amaranth! a flower which once
To amalga-

Courted of many a jolly paramour,
In Paradise, fast by the tree of life,

The which did them in niodest wise amate.
mate. Quicksilver easily amalgams with Began to bloom; but soon, for man's offence,
metals.' Boyle.

Spenser.
To heaven removed, where first it grew. Milton.

Amateur (am'a-tūr, am-a-tér, é long), n.
Amalgam,t Amalgamet (a-malgam), v.t. 3. A colour inclining to purple.

[Fr., from L. amator, a lover, from amo, to To mix, as metals by amalgamation; to Amaranthaceæ (am'a-ran-tha"sē-e), n. pl. love.] One who cultivates any study or art amalgamate. No more, sir, of gold to amalgame with some six of mercury.' B.

A nat. order of apetalous plants, chiefly in from taste or attachment without pursuing Jonson.

habitin, tropical countries, where they are it professionally or with a view to gain; one

often troublesome weeds. They are re who has a taste for the arts. Amalgamat (a-mal'ga-ma), n. Same as markable for the white or sometimes red

Amateurish (am-a-tur'ish), a. Pertaining Amalgam.

dish scales of which their flowers are com to or characteristic of an amateur. 'A conThey have divided this their amalgama into a number of republics. posed. To this order belong the cock's

descending, amateurish way.' Dickens. Burke. Amalgamate (a-malgam-āt), a. United or

comb, the globe-amaranth, the prince's. Amateurship (am-a-tūr'ship), n. The char

feather, and the love-lies-bleeding of our acter or quality of an amateur. coalesced: a term applied to a language the gardens.

Amative (am'at-iv), a. (L. amo, amatum, words of which are formed by the coalescence Amaranthine (am-a-ranth'in), a. 1. Belong. to love; as if through a form amativus. ] or amalgamation of roots, as the Aryan or ing to amaranth; consisting of, containing, Full of love; amorous; amatory: applied to Indo-European languages. or resembling amaranth.

the faculties capable of being acted on by Amalgamate (a-mal' gam-át), v.t.

1. To
Those happy souls that dwell

love. compound or mix, as quicksilver with an

In yellow meads of asphodel

Amativeness (am'at-iv-nes), n. In phren. other metal. -2. To mix different things to

Or amaranthine bowers.

Pope.

that propensity which impels to sexual pasmake a compound; to blend; to unite. 2. Never-fading, like the amaranth of the

sion. Its organ is supposed to be in the Ingratitude is indeed their four cardinal virtues poets; imperishable.

back part of the head between the mastoid compacted and amalgamated into one. Burke. The only amaranthine flower on earth

processes. See cut PHRENOLOGY. Amalgamate (a-malgam-at), v. i. 1. To com

Is virtue; the only lasting treasure, truth. Cowper. Amatorial (am-a-to'ri-al), a. [L. amatorius, pound or unite in an amalgam; to blend 3. Of a purplish colour.

from amo, to love.) 1. Relating to love; as, with another metal, as quicksilver. Hence Amaranthus (am-a-ranth'us), n.

A genus

amatorial verses. Tales of love and chiy2. To unite or coalesce, generally; as, two of plants, nat. order Amaranthaceæ. The alry, amatorial sonnets.' T. Warton.

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2. Produced by sexual intercourse. 'Amato an empire on the river Thermodon, in Asia senger; Icel. ambátt, a handmaid; Dan. rial progeny

Dr. E. Darwin.-3. In anat. Minor, on the coast of the Euxine. They embede, office, employment; D. ambacht, a term applied to the oblique muscles of the are said to have excluded men from their trade, employment; G. amt, office. The eye, from their use in ogling.

Goth. andbahts is probably (as Pott thinks) Amatorially (am-a-to'ri-al-li), adv. In an

from prefix and (the an in answer), and a amatorial manner; by way of love.

root allied to Skr. bhaj, to serve or honour.) Amatorian (am-a-to'ri-an), a. Pertaining

A minister of the highest rank, employed by to love. Horace's lusory or amatorian

one prince or state at the court of another odes,' Johnson. (Rare.)

to manage the public concerns, or support Amatorioust (am-a-to'ri-us), a. Pertaining

the interests of his own prince or state, and to love. The vain, amatorious poem of Sir

representing the power and dignity of his Philip Sidney's 'Arcadia.” Milton.

sovereign or state. Ambassadors are ordiAmatory (am'a-to-ri), a. Pertaining to or

nary when they reside permanently at a producing love; expressive of love; amato

foreign court, or extraordinary when they rial; as, amatory potions.

are sent on a special occasion.

When amShe could repay each amatory took you lent

bassadors extraordinary have full powers, With interest. Byron,

as of concluding peace, making treaties, and Amaurosis (am-g-ro'sis), n. [Gr. amaurosis,

the like, they are called plenipotentiaries. from amauros, obscure.] A partial or com

Ambassadors are also called ministers; as, plete loss of sight from loss of power in the

the French minister at the court of St. optic nerve or retina, without any visible

James's. Envoys are ministers employed defect in the eye except an immovable

on special occasions, and are of less dignity pupil. Sometimes the disease is periodical,

2

than ambassadors. The term ambassador coming on suddenly, continuing for hours

by his ver Ambidexte dekter quality of zulty oi t

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Ambient

is commonly used by writers on public law or days, and then disappearing, and some

to designate every kind of diplomatic agent

1 times it is complicated with cataract. It is

or minister. generally incurable. Formerly and still

An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad sometimes called Gutta Serena; by Milton Amazons.-1, From Hope's Cost. of the Ancients. for the commonwealth.

Sir H, W'otton. 'the drop serene.'

2, Froin Museo Borbonico.

[The spelling Embassador is obsolete, though Amaurotic (a-ma-rot’ik), a. Pertaining to

Embassy, and not Ambassy, is now always or affected with amaurosis. society, and by their warlike enterprises to

written.) Amausite (am-a'sīt), n. See PETROSILEX.

have conquered surrounding nations.--2. A
warlike or masculine woman; a virago.

Ambassadorial (am-bas'sa-do"ri-al), a. Be-
Amayt (a'mā), v.t. and i. [O. Fr. s'esmaier,

longing to an ambassador. to be astonished; Pr. esmaiar, esmagar, pre

Him (Abbé Lefèvre), for want of a better, they

The foreign affairs were conducted by a separate fix es for ex, and Goth. magan, to have

suspend there: in the pale inorning light: over the
top of all Paris, which swims in one's failing cyes;

department,

called the ambassadorial office. power, to be strong. See DISMAY.) To dis.

Brougham. a horrible end! Nay, the rope broke, as French may; to be dismayed. “Whereof he dradde

Ambassadress (am-bas'sa-dres), n. [Fr. am

ropes often did; or else an amazon cut it. Carlyle. and was amayed.' Gower.

bassadrice.] 1. The wife of an ambassador. Amazon-ant (am'a-zon-ant), n. The For Amaze (a-māz), v.t. [Prefix a, on or in, and

2. A woman sent on a public message. mica rufescens, a species of ant which robs maze (which see). The older spelling was the nests of other species, carrying off the

Well, my ambassadress generally amase.] 1. To confound with fear,

Come you to menace war, and loud defiance? neuters when in the larva or pupa stage to

Rowe. sudden surprise, or wonder; to confuse; to

its own nests, where they are brought up Ambassaget (am'bas-ās), n. An embassy. perplex

along with its own larvæ by neuters stolen Ambassatrie,t n. Embassy. Chaucer. They shall be afraid; they shall be amazed at one before.

Ambassyt (am'bas-i), n. An embassy. another.

Is, xiii. 8.

Amazonian (am-a-zo'ni-an), a. 1. Pertain Ambe, Ambi (am'bé, am'bi), n. (Gr. ambe, Till the great plover's human whistle amazed

ing to or resembling an Amazon; in the fol a brim.) I. In med. a superficial eminence Her heart, and glancing round the waste, she feared In every wavering brake an ambuscade. Tennyson. lowing extract, smooth; beardless :

on a bone. - 2. In surg. an ancient mecha2. To strike with simple astonishment, sur

When with his Amazonian chin he drove nical contrivance for reducing dislocated

Shak,
The bristled lips before him.

shoulders.
prise, or wonder; to astonish; to surprise ;
as, you amaze me; I was amazed to find him 2. (Applied to females.) Bold; of masculine Amber (am'bêr), n. [Fr. ambre, It. ambra,
there.
manners; warlike. To triumph like an

Sp. ambar, from the Ar. ambar, anbar, Amaze (a-miz'), n. Astonishment; confu Amazonian trull.' Shak.-3. Belonging to ambergris.) 1. A mineralized pale-yellow, sion; perplexity arising from fear, surprise, the river Marañon (Amazon), in South and sometimes reddish or brownish, resin or wonder: used chiefly in poetry, and nearly

America, or to the country lying on that of extinct pine-trees, occurring in beds of synonymous with amazement. river. - Amazonian stone, a beautiful green

lignite and in alluvial soils, but found most
It fills me with amase,

felspar found in rolled masses near the abundantly on the shores of the Baltic,
To see thee, Porphyro! Keats.
Amazon river.

where it is thrown up by the sea between
The wild, bewildered gaze

Ambaget (am'bāj), n. (Sing. of the follow Königsberg and Memel. It is a hard transof one to stone converted by amase. Byron. ing word.) A winding or turning.

lucent substance, brittle, having a specific Amazedly (a-māz'ed-li), adv. With amaze

Ambages (am-bă'jēz). n. [L. prefix ambi, gravity of 1:07, without taste or smell, exment; in a manner that indicates astonishamb, about, and ago, to drive.] 1. Wind

cept when heated, when it emits a fragrant

odour.
ment. (Rare.]
ings or turnings; hence, a circuit of words

Its most remarkable quality is its
to express ideas which may be expressed in capability of becoming negatively electric
I speak amazedły; and it becomes
My marvel and my message.

by friction; indeed the word electricity is
Shak. fewer words; circumlocution.
Amazedness (a-maz'ed-nes), n.

derived from elektron, the Greek term for
The state
They gave those complex ideas names, that they

amber. It sometimes incloses flies and reof being amazed or confounded with fear,

might the more easily record and discourse of things
they were daily conversant in, without long ambages

mains of extinct species. It yields by dissurprise, or wonder; astonishment; great and circumlocution.

Locke. tillation an empyreumatic oil consisting of wonder. 2. Subterfuges; evasions.

a mixture of hydrocarbons and succinic After a little a masedness, we were all commanded

acid. It is used now chiefly for pipe mouthout of the chamber.

Shak.

The other cost me so many strains, and traps, and ambages to introduce it.

Swift.

pieces and beads, and in the arts for amberAmazeful (a-māz'ful), a. Full of amazement; Ambaglous, Ambaginous (am-bā'jus, am

varnish.-2. + Ambergris. You that smell calculated to produce amazement.

baj'i-nus), a. Amazement (a-māzment), n. 1. The state

Circumlocutory; tedious.

of amber at my charge.' Beau. & Fl. (Rare.)

Amber (am'ber), a. Consisting of or resemof being amazed; astonishment; confusion

bling amber; of the colour of amber. or perplexity from a sudden impression of Ambagitory (am-haj'l-to-ri), a. (From ambages (which see).] Circumlocutory; round

What time the ambey morn surprise, or surprise mingled with terror. about. Partaking of what scholars call the

Forth gushes from beneath a low-hung cloud.

Tennyson.
They were filled with wonder and amasement at periphrastic and ambagitory.' Sir W. Scott. Ambert (am'bêr), v.t.
that which happened unto him. Acts iii, 10.

To scent or flavour
His words impression left
(Rare.)

with amber or ambergris.
of much amazement to the infernal crew,
Ambarie (am'ba-ri), n. In India, an oblong

Be sure Distracted and surprised, with deep dismay. seat furnished with a canopy and curtains, The wines be lusty, high, and full of spirit, Millon, to be placed on an elephant's back for the And amher'd all.

Baru & FL. 2. Infatuation; madness. Webster.- SYN. accommodation of riders.

Amber (am'ber), n. (A. Sax.) An old EngAstonishment, wonder, surprise, confusion, Ambary (am'ba-ri), n. An East Indian lish measure of 4 bushels. perplexity, admiration.

plant, Hibiscus cannabintis. See HIBISCUS. Ambergris (am'bér-grēs), n. (Fr. ambre Amazing (a-măz'ing), a. Very wonderful; Ambassadet (am'bas-săd), n (Fr.) Em. gris (gris, gray), gray amber. See AMBER.) exciting astonishment, perplexity, or terror. bassy. You disgrace me in my ambassade.' A solid, opaque, ash-coloured inflammable Fall like amazing thunder.' Shak. Shak

substance, variegated like marble, remarkAmazingly (a-máz'ing-li), adv. In an amaz Ambassador (am-bas'sa-dor), n. (Fr. am ably light, rugged on its surface, and having manner or degree; in a manner to excite bassadeur, from ambassade, an embassy, a ing, when heated, a fragrant odour. It does astonishment, or to perplex, confound, or word which, with the allied forms, such as not effervesce with acids; it melts easily terrify; wonderfully; exceedingly; very Pr. ambaissada, ambaissat, It. ambasciata, into a kind of yellow resin, and is highly much.

Sp. ambaxada, L.L. ambassata, ambasiata, soluble in spirit of wine. It is a morbid If we arise to the world of spirits, our knowledge &c., is derived from the L.L. ambactia, secretion of the intestines of the spermaceti of them must be amazingly imperfect. Watts, 'which figures in the most ancient Low whale, the Catodon (Physeter) macrocepha. Amazon (am'a-zon), n. [Gr, amazon. Gen Latin texts with the meaning of service, lus. It is usually found floating on the sur. erally, but probably fancifully derived from employment, mission.' Littré. Ambactia face of the ocean in regions frequented by a, priv., and mazos, a breast, from the fable must come either from L. ambactus, a vas whales, or on the shore, as on the coasts of that they had the right breast removed sal, a dependant, a word used by Cæsar, and the Bahama Islands; sometimes in masses that it might not interfere with the use of said to be a Latinized form of a Celtic word; of from 60 to 225 lbs. weight. In this subthe bow.) 1. One of a fabled race of female or from a Tentonic word which appears as stance are found the beaks of the cuttlewarriors who are mentioned by the ancient Goth. andbahts, a servant or attendant; fish, on which the whale is known to feed Greek writers, and are said to have founded A. Sax. ambiht, ambeht, a servant, a mes It is highly valued as a material in pertum

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ambit of the ancient kingdom of Burgundy.' are characteristic of the coal formation. Amber-seed (am'ber-sēd), n. The seed of Sir F. Palgrave., (Rare.]

Amblyrhynchus (am-bli-ringk'us), n. {Gr. Abelmoschus moschatus, imported from Ambition (am-bishon), n. [L. ambitio, am amblys, blunt, and rhynchos, snout.) A Egypt and the West Indies. It resembles bitionis, a going round, the going about of genus of lizards found in the Galapagos millet in appearance, has a bitterish taste, candidates for office in Rome-amb, around, Islands, resembling the iguana. A.cristatus, and a smell like that of musk. It is used round about, and itio, a going; from eo, itum, in length varying from 3 to 4 feet, is the to perfume pomatum. Called also Musk to go, from L. Gr. and Skr. root i, to go. ) only known existing marine lizard. Their seed.

1. The act of going about to solicit or ob flesh is considered delicate food. Amber-tree (am'bér-trē), n. The English tain an office, or other object of desire; a Ambo, Ambon (am'bo, am'bon), n. {Eccles. name for the species of Anthospermum, a canvassing:

L. ambo, a pulpit, a reading-desk; Gr. am. genus of African shrubs with evergreen

I on the other side

bon, any rising, a stage, and later a pulpit.) leaves, which, when bruised, emit a fragrant Used no ambition to commend my plans. Milton.

In early Christian churches a raised desk odour.

2. An eager and sometimes inordinate desire or pulpit, from which were read or chanted Ambes-as, t n. (See AMBS-ACE.) A double after some object, as preferment, honour, certain parts of the service. It was generace, as when two dice turn up the ace. pre-eminence, superiority, power, fame, or ally an oblong inclosure with steps at both Chaucer.

whatever confers distinction; desire to dis-
Ambidexter (am-bi-deks'tèr), n. [L. ambo, tinguish one's self in some way among
both, and dexter, the right hand.] 1. A others.
person who uses both hands with equal Cromwell, I charge thee, Aling away ambition:

Shak.
facility. Sir T. Browne.-2. A double-dealer;

By that sin sell the angels.
one eqnally ready to act on either side in Ambition (am-bi'shon), v.t. To seek after
party disputes. Burton.-3. In law, a juror ambitiously or eagerly; to aspire to. [Rare.]
who takes money from both parties for giv This nobleman (Lord Chesterfield), however, failed
ing his verdict.

to attain that place among the most eminent states.

men of his country, which he ambitioned. Ambidexterity, Ambidextrousness (am'

Wingrove Cooke.
bi-deks-ter'i-ti, am-bi-deks'trus-nes), n. The Ambitionless (am-bi'shon-les), a. Devoid
quality of being ambidextrous: as, (a) the

of ambition.
faculty of using both hands with equal facil- Ambitious (am-bi/shus), a. (L. ambitiosus.)
ity.

1. Possessing ambition; eagerly or inordin-
Ignorant I was of the human frame, and of its

ately desirous of power, honour, fame, office,
latent powers, as regarded speed, force, and ambi.
dexterity.

De Quincy.

superiority, or distinction. Trajan, á (6) Double-dealing. (c) In law, the taking

prince ambitious of glory.' Arbuthnot.of money from both parties for a verdict.

2. Strongly desirous. Ambidextrous (am-bi-deks' trus), a. (See

I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremony,

Evelyn,
AMBIDEXTER.} 1. Having both hands right

3. Springing from, indicating, or charac-
hands; having the faculty of using both

terized by ambition; showy; pretentious; hands with equal ease. -2. Practising or

as, an ambitious style; ambitious ornament. siding with both parties; double-dealing. Ambitiously (am-bi'shus-li), adv. Shuffling and ambidextrous dealings. Sir

ambitious manner.
R. L'Estrange. (Rare.]

Ambitiousness (am-bi'shus-nes), n. The
Ambient (am'bi-ent), a. [L. ambiens, am-

Ambo, Church of San Lorenzo, Rome. bientis-amb, around, and ions, ppr. of ire; Ambitus (am'bi-tus), n. [L.) 1. A going

quality of being ambitious; ambition. to go.) Surrounding: encompassing on all

ends, and was sometimes richly decorated. round; a circuit; the circumference or exsides; investing: applied to fluids or diffus

A tall ornamented pillar for holding the terior edge or border of a thing, as of a leaf, ible substances; as, the ambient air.

paschal candle is often associated with the or valve of a shell.–2. † In arch, an open

ambo. Ambient (am'bi-ent), n. That which encom

space surrounding a building or tomb. Air being a perpetual

Ambodexter (am-bo-deks'ter), n. Same as passes on all sides. Amble (am'bl), v. i. pret. & pp. ambled; ppr.

Ambidexter. ambient.' Reliquiæ Wottoniance. [Rare.)

ambling. [O. Fr. ambler, to amble, from L. Ambigenal(am-bij'en-al), a. (L. ambo, both,

Amboyna-wood (am-boi'na-wyd), n. [Amambulo, to go about, to walk, from amb, and genu, a knee.) A word used only in the

boyna, one of the Molucca or Spice Islands. ] about.] 1. To move with a peculiar pace, phrase ambigenal hyperbola, a hyperbola of

A beautifully mottled and curled wood, emas a horse, first lifting the two legs on one the third order, having one of its infinite

ployed in cabinet-work. Called also Kia-
side, and then changing to the other; hence,
legs falling within an angle formed by the

booca-wood (which see).
to move easily and gently without hard
asymptotes, and the other without.

Ambreada am-bre-a'da), n. (From amber.]
shocks. 'An abbot on ambling pad.' Ten-
Ambigu (am'bi-gu), n. [Fr. See AMBIGU-

A kind of fictitious amber, sold by Euro-
nyson.
ous.) An entertainment or feast, consisting,

Shak.
Your wit ambles well, it goes easily.

peans to the Africans.
not of regular courses, but of a medley of

Ambreic (am-brē'ik), a. In chem. formed, dishes set on the table together. Dr. W. 2. To move affectedly.

as a certain acid, by digesting ambrein in King.

Frequent in park, with lady at his side,

nitric acid.

Ambling and prattling scandal as he goes.
Ambiguity (am-bi-gū'i-ti), n. The state of

Ambrein, Ambreine (am'bre-in), n.

Cowper being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncer Amble (am'bl), n. A peculiar pace of a horse

culiar fatty substance obtained from amtainty, particularly of signification.

The
or like animal, in which both legs on one

bergris by digesting it in hot alcohol. It is words are of single meaning without any side are moved at the same time; hence,

crystallized, is of a brilliant white colour, ambiguity.' South. easy motion; gentle pace. "A mule well

and has an agreeable odour.

Ambrosia.
No shadow of ambiguity can rest upon the course broken to a pleasant and accommodating Ambroset (am'broz), n.
to be pursued.
Is. Taylor amble.' Sir W. Scott.

At first, ambrose itself was not sweeter, Burton. Ambiguous (am-bigū-us), a. (L. ambiguus, Ambler (am' bler), n. One who ambles; Ambrosia (am-bro'zhi-a), n. (L. and Gr. from ambigo, to go about-ambi, about, and especially, a horse which ambles; a pacer. ambrosia, the food of the gods, conferring ago, to drive.] 1. Doubtful or uncertain, Amblingly, (am'bling-li), adv. With an immortality, from ambrotos, immortal (same especially in respect to signification; equivo ambling gait.

elements as in Skr, amritas, immortal)-a, cal; obscure.

Amblotic (am-bló'tik), a. [Gr. amblõsis, priv., and brotos, for mroto8 = mortos, mortal, What have been thy answers, what but dark,

abortion.] Having the power cause from the widely-spread Indo-European root Ambiguous, and with double sense deluding. abortion.

mar, mor, whence L. mors, death, and E. Milton.

Amblygon (am'bli-gon), n. (Gr. amblys, 2. Speaking or acting ambiguously. (Rare.]

murder. See Max Müller's Lectures.] 1, Acobtuse, and gònia, an angle.) In geom. an cording to the belief of the ancient Greeks, Th' ambiguous god, who ruled her lab'ring breast, obtuse-angled triangle; a triangle with one the food of the gods, which conferred imIn these niysterious words his enind exprest.

angle of more than ninety degrees. Ency. mortality on those who partook of it; hence,

Dryden.
Syn. Indeterminate, indefinite, doubtful,
Brit.

anything pleasing to the taste or smell, as uncertain, unsettled, indistinct, equivocal.

Amblygonal (am-blig'on-al), a.

Of or per

a perfumed draught, unguent, or the like. Ambiguously (am-bigʻū-us-li), adv. In an

taining to an amblygon; having an obtuse His dewy locks distilled ambrosia.' Milton. ambiguous manner; with doubtful meaning. angle. Hutton.

2. In bot. a genus of plants belonging to the Ambiguousness (am-bigʻū-us-nes), n. The

Amblygonite (am-blig'on-it), n. [Gr. am nat, order Compositæ, consisting of annual quality of being ambiguous; ambiguity;

blygonios, having an obtuse angle. See weeds resembling wormwood. obscurity.

AMBLYGON.) A greenish-coloured mineral, Ambrosiac(am-bro'zhi-ak), a. Of or pertainAmbilevoust (am-bi-lē'vus), a. (L. ambo,

of different pale shades, marked with red ing to or having the qualities of ambrosia. both, and loevus, left.] Having both hands

dish and yellowish brown spots. It consists Ambrosiac odours.' B. Jonson. left hands; unable to use either hand with

of phosphates and fluorides of aluminium Ambrosial (am-bro'zhi-al), a. Of or pertainfacility.

and lithium. It occurs massive or crystal ing to ambrosia; partaking of the nature or Some are as Galen hath expressed; that is, ambi

lized in oblique four-sided prisms, in granite, qualities of ambrosia; anointed or fragrant levous, or left-handed on both sides; such as with with topaz and tourmalin, in Saxony.

with ambrosia; delighting the taste or smell; agility and vigour have not the use of either. Amblyopsis (am-bli-op'sis), n. [Gr. amblys, delicious; fragrant; as, ambrosial dews. Sir T. Browne. blunt, dull, and opsis, countenance, sight.j

Thou too mayest become a Political Power: and Ambilogyt (am-bilo-ji), n. [L. ambo, both, A genus of fishes, including the blind-fish with the shakings of thy horse-hair wig, shake prinand Gr. logos, speech. ] Talk or language of (A. spelæus). See BLIND-FISH.

cipalities and dynasties, like a very Jove with his doubtful meaning. Bailey. Amblyopy (am' bli-op-i), n. (Gr. amblys,

ambrosial curls.

Carlyle. Ambiloquoust (am-bilo-kwus), a. (L. ambo, dull, and õps, eye.) In med. dulness or Ambrosialize (am-broʻzhi-al-iz), v.t. both, and loquor, to speak.] Using ambigu obscurity of sight, without any apparent

render ambrosial. ous expressions. Bailey.

defect of the organs: the first stage of Ambrosially (am-brozhi-al-li), adv. In an Ambiloquyt (am-bilo-kwi), n. Ambiguous amaurosis.

ambrosial manner; with an ambrosial odour.
or doubtful language. Bailey.
Amblypterus (am-blip'ter-us), n. [Gr. am.

A fruit of pure Hesperian gold,
Ambit (am'bit), n. [L. ambitus, a circuit, blys, dull, blunt, and pteron, a wing, a fin ]

That smelt ambrosially. Tennyson. from ambio, to go about. See AMBIENT.] A genus of ganoid fishes, with heterocercal | Ambrosian (am-brōʻzhi-an), a. Of or pertain

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