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Vilton-2 A fish mcera monstrosa. See neutral merchant vessels in time of war to Sear (sēr), a. Dry; withered: no longer CHOLERA, 4.

prove their nationality and insure them green; as, sear leaves. Spelled also Sere. Sea-moss (se'mos) n. A marine plant of from molestation.

Old age which, like scar trees, is seldom the genus Corallina (C. officinalis), formerly Sea-pea (sē'pē), n. A British plant of the seen affected.' Beau. & Fl. used in medicine. Sea-inoss... to cool his genus Lathyrus, L. maritimus.

My way of life, boiling blood.' Drayton. See CORALLINA. Sea-pen (së'pen). n. A compound eight Has fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf. Shak. Sea-mouse (se'mous), 11. A marine dorsi armed polyp, the Pennatula phosphorea, not branchiate annelid of the family Aphrodi unfrequently dredged on our coasts. See

Sear (sēr), n. (Fr. serre, a lock, a bar, from

I. sera, a bolt or bar.] The pivoted piece tid, of which the genus Aphrodite is the ALCYONARIA. type. The common sea-mouse (A. aculeata)

in a gun-lock which enters the notches of Sea-perch (sē' perch), n. A marine fish,

the tumbler and holds the hammer at full of the British and French coasts is about Labrax lupus, of the family Percida, and

or half cock. 6 or 8 inches long and 2 or 3 in width. With closely allied to the perch. Its spines, es

Sea-radish (sē'rad-ish), n. respect to colouring it is one of the most

A British plant pecially the dorsal spines, are strong and

of the genus Raphanus, the R. maritimus. splendid of all animals. The sea mice are sharp, and the gill-covers are edged with easily recognized by two rows of broad scales

See RAPHANUS. projecting teeth that cut like lancets, so covering the back, under which the gills are

Sea-rat (sē'rat), n. A pirate. Jassinger.

that if grasped carelessly it inflicts severe sitanted in the form of fleshy crests. The wounds. It is voracious in its habits. Called

Sea-raven (sērå-vn), n. An acanthopteryscales are covered by a substance resembling also Bass and Sea-dace.

gious fish of the sculpin or bullhead family,

genus Hemitripterus. The common species tow, which, while excluding mud and sand, Sea-pheasant (sē'fez-ant), n. The pin-tail

(u, Acadianus), called also yellow sculpin admits of the free access of water. duck

and Acadian bullhead, inhabits the Atlantic Seam-presser (sēm'pres-er), n. In agri. an Sea-pie (sē'pi), n. A name of the oyster

shores of North America implement consisting of two cast-iron cylin catcher (which see). ders, which follows the plough to press

Searce (sérs), n. (Also written searse, sarse. Sea-pie (sē'pi), n. A dish of food consisting down the newly-ploughed furrows.

See SARSE.) A sieve; a bolter. 'A sieve, or of paste and meat boiled together: so named

searce to dress my meal, and to part it from Seam-rent (sém'rent), n. A rent along a because common at sea.

the bran and husk.' Defoe. (Obsolete or Sea-piece (sēʻpēs), 12. A picture representSeam-rentt (sém'rent),a. Having the seams

local.) ing a scene at sea. of one's clothes torn out; ragged; low; con

Searce (sérs), v.t. pret. & pp. searced; ppr. Painters often employ their pencils upon sea.pieces.

searcing. To separate the fine part of, as temptible. "Such poor seam-rent fellows.'

Addison, & Jonson Sea-pike (sé'pik), n. 1. Centropomus unde

meal, from the coarse; to sift; to bolt.

* Finely searced powder of alabaster.' Boyle.

cimalis, a fish of the perch family, found on Seam-roller (sēm'ről-ér), n. An agricultural implement; a species of roller consist the western coasts of tropical America. It

(Obsolete or local.) ine of two cylinders of cast-iron, which, resembles the pike in the elongation of its For the keeping of meal, bolt and searce it from following in the furrow, press and roll down form, and attains a large size. The colour

the bran.

Mortimer. the earth newly turned up by the plough. is silvery-white, with a green tinge on the Searcer (sérs'ér), n. One that sifts or bolts. Seamstert (sēm'ster),n. One who sews well, back. - 2. Another name for the garfish (Obsolete or local.) or whose occupation is to sew.

(which see)

Search (serch), v.t. [OE. serche, cerche, Our schismatics would seem our seamsters, and our Sea-pincushion (se'pin-kysh-on), n. The

0. Fr. cercher, cerchier, Mod. Fr. chercher, renders will needs be our reformers and repairers. egg-case of the skate. See SEA-BARROW. to search; It. cercare, to run about, to search;

Ry. Gauden. Sea-pink (sépingk), n. A plant of the genus L. L. cercare, circare, from L. circus, a circle. Seamstress (sērn'stres), n. (A. Sax. seam

Armeria, nat. order Plumbaginaceæ, grow. See CIRCLE.) 1. To look over or through, estre, with term. -€88.) A woman whose oc

ing on or near the sea-shore. The common for the purpose of finding something; to excupation is sewing; a sem pstress.

sea-pink (A. maritima) is found on all the amine by inspection; to explore. Seamstressyt (sēm'stres-i), n. The business

coasts of Britain and on many of the mounof a sempstress.

Send thou men, that they may search the land of tains. It is often used in gardens as an

Canaan.

Num. xiii. 2. Sea-mud (se'mud), n. A rich saline deposit

edging for borders, in place of box, Called from salt-marshes and sea-shores. It is also

Help to search my house this one time. If I find also Thrift, Sea-thrift.

not what I seek, show no colour for my extremity. called soze, and is employed as a manure. Sea-plant (sē'plant), n. A plant that grows

Shak. Sea-mule (se'mül), n. The sea-mew or sea in salt-water; a marine plant.

2. To inquire after: to seek for. To search gull

Sea-plantain (sē plan-tån), n. A British a meaning for the song.' Tennyson. Seamy (sēm'i), a. Having a seam; contain

plant of the genus Plantago (P. maritima). ing seams or showing them.

Enough is left besides to search and know. Milton. nat. order Plantaginaceae Everything has its fair, as well as its seamy, side. Sea-poacher (sē' poch-ér). n. A British 3. To seek the knowledge of, by feeling with

Sir I Scott.

acanthopterygious fish of the genus Aspi an instrument; to probe; as, to search a Sean (sēn), n. A net. See SEINE.

dophorus (A. europeus). It is a small fish, wound.--4. To examine; to try; to put to Sea-navel (sé'na-vel), n. A common name

seldom exceeding 6 inches in length. Called the test. for a small shell-fish resembling a navel. also Armed Bull-head, Pogge, Lyrie, and

Thou hast searched me and known me. Seance (sä'ans), 12. (Fr. séance, from L. sedeo, Noble.

Ps. cxxxix. 1. to sit.] 1. Session, as of some public body. Sea-pool (sé'pol), 1. A pool or sheet of

-To search out, to seek till found, or to 2 In spiritualism, a sitting with the view salt water.

find by seeking. *To search out truth.' of evoking spiritual manifestations or hold.

Watts. ing intercourse with spirits.

I have heard it wished that all land were a sea.pool.

Spenser

Search (sèrch), v.i. 1. To seek; to look; to Sea-needle (se'ne-dl), 11. A name of the gar Sea-porcupine (sé'por-kū-pin), n. “A fish, make search. or gartish. See GARFISH.

the Diodon Hystrix, the body of which is Satisfy me once more; once more search with me. Sea-nettle (se'net-l), n. A popular name covered with spines.

Shak. of those medus which have the property Sea port (sē põrt), 1. 1. A port or harbour

2. To make inquiry; to inquire. of stinging when touched.

on the sea.--2. A city or town situated on It suffices that they have once with care sifted the Seannachie (sen'a-ehe). n. Gael. seanna

a harbour, on or near the sea.

matter, and searched into all the particulars. Locke. chaidh, one skilled in ancient or remote his

Seapoy (sē'poi), n. A sepoy: an improper | Search (sèrch), n. The act of seeking or tory, a reciter of tales - seannachar, sagaspelling.

looking for something; the act of examining cious, sean, old.) A Highland genealogist, Sea-pudding (sē'pyd-ing), 18. Same as Sea or exploring; pursuit for finding; inquiry : chronicler, or bard. Sir W. Scott. cucumber.

quest: sometimes followed by for, of, or Sea-nymph (sé'nimt). n. A nymph or god

Sea-purse (sē'pers), 1. See under SCYLLI. after. Make further search for my poor dess of the sea; one of the inferior Olympian IDE

son.' Shak. divinities called Oceanides. Sea-purslane (sē'pers-län), n. A British

The orb he roam'd Her maidens, dressed like sea-nymphs or graces, plant of the genus Atriplex, the A. portula With narrow search, and with inspection deep. handled the silken tackle and steered the vessel. coides, called also Shrubby Orach.

Milton. S. Sharge.

See

The parents, after a long search for the boy, gave Sea-oak (sē'ök). n. Same as Sea-urack. ORACH.

him up for drowned in a canal,

Addison. Sea-onion (sé'un-yun), 1. A plant, the Sea-pye (se'pi), n. See SEA-PIE.

This common practice carries the heart aside from Seilla maritima, or squill. Sea-quake (sē’kwāk), 11. A quaking or con

all that is honest in our search after truth, I'arts. Sea-ooze (se'oz), n. . Same as Sea-mud. cussion of the sea.

Throughout the volume are discernible the traces Nortimer Sear (sēr), v.t. [A. Sax. sedrian, to dry up,

of a powerful and independent mind, emancipated Sea-orb (sē'orb), n A marine fish almost

to parch; L.G. sören, soren, L. G. sor, soor, from the influence of authority, and devoted to the

0.D. sore, soore, D. zoor, dry; connections toundthe globe-fish.

search of truth.

Macaulay. Sea-otter (vē'ot-er), n. A marine mammal doubtfuls 1. To wither; to dry. "A scatter'd

-Search of encumbrances, the inquiry made of the genus Enhydra (E. marina), of the leaf, seard by the autumn blast of grief.'

in the special legal registers by a purchaser family Mustelidæ, and closely allied to the Byron.-2. To burn to dryness and hardness

or mortgagee of lands as to the burdens and common otter. It averages about 4 feet in the surface of; to cauterize ; to burn into

state of the title, in order to discover length including the tail, which is about the substance of; also, simply to burn, to

whether his purchase or investment is safe. 7 inches long. The ears are small and erect, scorch; as, to sear the flesh with an iron.

-Right of search, in maritime law, the right and the whiskers long and white, the legs

Red-hot steel, to sear me to the brain."

claimed by one nation to authorize the comare short and thick, the hinder ones someShak. "The sun that seared the wings of my

manders of their lawfully commissioned what resembling those of a seal. The fur sweet boy.' Shak.

cruisers to enter private merchant vessels is extremely soft, and of a deep glossy black.

I'm scar'd with burning steel. Rowe. of other nations met with on the high seas, The skins of the sea-otters are of great value, 3. To make callous or insensible.

to examine their papers and cargo, and to and have long been an article of consider It was in vain that the amiable divine tried to give

search for enemy's property, articles contraable export from Russian America.

salutary pain to that scared conscience, Macaulay. band of war, &c. Sea-owl (së'onl). n. The lump-fish, belong 4. To brand.

Searchable (sèrch'a-bl), a. Capable of being ing to the genus Cyclopterus.

For calumny will seara

searched or explored. Cotgrave. Sea-pad (sē'pad), n. The star-fish.

Virtue itself.

Shak. Searchableness (sérch'a-Ul-nes), n. The Sea-parrot (sépar-ot). n. A name some -To sear up, to close by searing or cauter state of being searchable. times given to the puffin, from the shape ofizing: to stop.

Searcher (serch'er). n. One who or that it bill.

Cherish veins of good humour, and sear up those

which searches, explores, or examines for Sea-pass (sė'pas), n. A passport carried by of ill.

Sir W. Temple. the purpose of finding something, obtaining

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information, and the like: a seeker: an Sea-rover (se'rov-ér), n. 1. A pirate: one quirer; an examiner; an investigator.

that cruises for plunder. 'A certain island He whom we appeal to is truth itself, the great ... left waste by sea-rovers.' Milton.searcher of hearts, who will not let fraud go unpun. 2. A ship or vessel that is employed in cruis. ished.

Addison.

ing for plunder. Avoid the man who practises anything unbecoming

Sea-roving (sē'rov-ing), a. Wandering on a free and open searcher after truth. Watts.

the ocean. Specifically. (a) a person formerly appointed Sea-roving (sērov-ing), n. The act of rov. in London to examine the bodies of the

ing over the sea; the acts and practices of dead, and report the cause of their death.

a sea-rover; piracy. (6) An officer of the customs whose business is to search and examine ships outward

Xor was it altogether nothing, even that wild sea.

roving and battling, through so many generations. bound, to ascertain whether they have pro

Carlyle. hibited goods on board, also baggage, goods, Searse (sérs), v. t. and n. Same as Searce. &c. (c) A prison official who searches or Sear-spring (sēr'spring), n. The spring in examines the clothing of newly arrested | a gun-lock which causes the sear to catch in persons, and takes temporary possession of the notch of the tumbler. the articles found about them. (d) A civil Sea-ruff (sē'ruf), n. A marine fish of the officer formerly appointed in some Scotch genus Orphus. towns to apprehend idlers on the street Sea-salt (sé'salt), n. Chloride of sodium or during church hours on Sabbath.

common salt obtained by evaporation of If we bide here, the searchers will be on us, and sea-water. See SALT. carry us to the guard-bouse for being idlers in kirk Sea-sandwort (se'sand-wert), n. A British

Sir W. Scott. maritime perennial plant of the genus Hon(c) An inspector of leather. (Local.) An kenya (H. peploides), nat, order Caryophylinstrument for examining ordnance, to ascer laceae. It grows in large tufts on the seatain whether guns have any cavities in them. beach, its rhizome creeping in the sand and (9) An instrument used in the inspection of throwing up numerous low stems with fleshy butter, &c., to ascertain the quality of that leaves and small white flowers. contained in firkins, &c.

Seascape (sē'skāp), n. Formed on the Searching (sèrch'ing), p. and a. 1. Looking model of landscape. ) A picture representinto or over; exploring; examining; inquir ing a scene at sea; a sea-piece. “Seascape ing; seeking; investigating.–2. Penetrating; -as painters affect to call such things. trying; close; keen; as, a searching discourse; Dickens. (Recent, but in good usage. ) a searching examination; a searching wind. Sea-scorpion (sē'skor-pi-on), n. An acanSearchingly (sèrch'ing-li), adv. In a search thopterygious marine fish (Cottus scorpius) ing manner.

1 foot in length, with a large spine-armed Searchingness (serch'ing-nes), n. The qua head. It is very voracious. lity of being searching, penetrating, close, Sea-serpent(sē'sėr-pent), n. 1. A name comor trying

mon to a family of snakes, Hydridæ, of sev. Searchless (sėrch les), a. Eluding search or eral genera, as Hydrus, Pelamis, Chersydrus, investigation; inscrutable; unsearchable. &c. These animals frequent the seas of The modest-seeming eye,

warm latitudes. They are found off the Beneath whose beauteous beams, belying heaven, coast of Africa, and are plentiful in the Lurk searchless cunning, cruelty, and death.

Indian Archipelago. They are all, so far as

Thomson Search-warrant (sèrch'wor-ant), n. In law,

known, exceedingly venomous. They delight a warrant granted by a justice of the peace

in calms, and are fond of eddies and tideto a constable to enter the premises of a

ways, where the ripple collects numerous person suspected of secreting stolen goods,

fish and medusae, on which they feed. The in order to discover, and if found to seize, the goods. Similar warrants are granted to search for property or articles in respect of which other offences are committed, such as base coin, coiners' tools, also gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, liquors, &c., kept contrary to law. Sear-cloth (sēr'kloth), n. (For cere-cloth.]

A waxed cloth to cover a sore; stickingplaster. Sear-cloth (sēr kloth), v.t. To cover with

sear-cloth. Sea-reach (sē'réch), n. The straight course

Sea-serpent (Hydrus Stokesti). or reach of a winding river, which stretches out to seaward.

Hydrus Stokesii here depicted, inhabits the

Australian seas, and is as thick as a man's Searedness (sērd'nes), n. The state of being

thigh. Called also Sea-snake. -2. An enorseared, cauterized, or hardened; hardness; hence, insensibility.

mous animal of serpentine form, said to

Delivering up the sinner to a stupidity, or searedness of con

have been repeatedly seen at sea Its length science.' South.

has been sometimes represented to be as

much as 700 or 800 feet, and it has been de. Sea-reed (sē'rēd), n. A British grass of the genus Ammophila (A. arundinacea), found

scribed as lying in the water in many folds,

and appearing like a number of hogsheads on sandy sea-shores, where its roots assist in binding the shifting soil. See AMMOPHILA 1.

floating in a line at a considerable distance

from each other. That people have honestly Sea-reeve (sē'rēv), n. An officer formerly appointed in maritime towns and places to

believed they saw such a monster there is

no doubt, but naturalists generally suppose take care of the maritime rights of the lord of the manor, watch the shore, and collect

that they have been deceived by a line of the wrecks.

porpoises, floating sea-weed, or the like, and Sea-risk, Sea-risque (se'risk), n. Hazard

are rather sceptical as to the real existence or risk at sea; danger of injury or destruc

of the great sea-serpent. tion by the sea.

Sea - service (sē'ser-vis). n. Service in the

royal navy; naval service. He was so great an encourager of commerce, that he charged himself with all the sea-risque of such

You were pressed for the sea-service, and got off vessels as carried corn to Roine in the winter.

with much ado.

Stuurt. Arbuthnot. Sea-robber ( sē'rob-ér), n. A pirate; one

Sea-shark (sé'shärk), n. The white shark

(Squalus carcharias). that robs on the high seas.

Sea - shell (sē'shel), n. The shell of a molTrade is much disturbed by pirates and sea-robbers.

lusc inhabiting the sea; a marine shell; a

Milton, Sea-robin (sē'rob-in), n. A British acan

shell found on the sea-shore. Mortimer. thopterygious fish of the genus Trigla (T.

Sea-shore (sé'shor), n. 1. The coast of the cuculus), otherwise called the Red or Cuckoo

sea; the land that lies adjacent to the sea Gurnard. It is about 1 foot long, and of a

or ocean. — 2. In law, the ground between beautiful bright red colour.

the ordinary high - water mark and lowSea-rocket (sē'rok-et), n. A British plant

water mark. of the genus Cakile, the C. maritima, grow

Sea-sick (sē'sik), a. Affected with sickness ing on the sea-shore in sand. It belongs to

or nausea by means of the pitching or rollthe nat, order Crucifera.

ing of a vessel. Sea-room (sē'róm), n. Sufficient room at

Sea - sickness (se'sik-nes), n. A nervous sea for a vessel to make any required move

affection attended with nausea and convulment; space free from obstruction in which

sive vomiting, produced by the rolling, but a ship can be easily manouvred or navi

more especially the pitching of a vessel at gated.

sea. Its origin and nature are still imperThere is sea-room enough for both nations, without

fectly known. It usually attacks those peroffending one another.

Bacon. sons who are unaccustomed to a seafaring

life, but persons so accustomed do not always escape. It may attack the strong and cautious, while the debilitated and incautions may go free. It may attack on smooth waters, while a rough sea may fail to produce it. It may pass away after the lapse of a few hours, or last during a whole voyage. One good authority explains it as an undue accumulation of the blood in the nervous centres along the back, and especially in those segments of the spinal cord related to the stomach and the muscles concerned in vomiting, and recommends as the best remedy against it the application of ice-bags to the spinal column. In some cases its violence may be considerably mitigated by iced brandy, by small doses of opium, by soda-water, or by saline draughts

in the effervescent state. Sea-side (se sid. n. The land bordering on the sea; the country adjacent to the sea or near it. The green sea-side.' Pope. Often used adjectively, and signifying pertaining to the sea-side or coast; as, a seaside residence or home. Seaside-grape (sé'sid-grāp), n. A small West

Indian tree of the genus Coccoloba (C. uvifera), nat. order Polygonaceæ, growing on the sea-coasts. The wood is heavy, hard, durable, and beautifully veined, and the fruit, which consists of a pulpy calyx investing a nut, is pleasant and sub-acid, in appearance somewhat resembling a currant. The extract of the wood is so astringent as to have received the name of Jamaica kino. Sea-slater (sē’slåt-ér), n. Ligia oceanica, a

small marine crustaceous animal. Sea-sleeve (sė'slēv), n. See CALAMARY. Sea-slug (sė'slug), n. A name applied generally to sea-lemons and other gasteropodous molluscs destitute of shells and belonging to the section Nudibranchiata. The name has been derived from the resemblance presented by these marine gasteropods to the familiar terrestrial slugs. Sea - snail (sé'snál), n. A British malacopterygious fish of the family Discoboli and genus Liparis, the L. vulgaris, called also Unctuous Sucker. It is a small fish, seldom exceeding 4 or 5 inches in length, and derives its popular names from the soft and slime-covered surface of its body. Sea - snake (sē'snak), n. Same as Sea-ser

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Sea-snipe (sé'snip), n. 1. The bellows-fish

(which see).-2. The dunlin. Season (sē’zn), n. (O. E. seson, sesoun, 0. Fr. seson, seison, Mod. Fr. sa ison, Pr. and Sp. sa zon, fit or due time, time of maturity, season, from L. sa tio, sationis, a sowing, from sero, satum, to sow. Originally, therefore, it meant the time of sowing certain crops, hence season in general) 1. One of the periods into which the year is naturally divided, as marked by its characteristics of temperature, moisture, conditions of nature, and the like. In the temperate regions of the globe there are four well. marked divisions or seasons-spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Astronomically the seasons are marked as follows: spring is from the vernal equinox, when the sun enters Aries, to the summer solstice; summer is from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; autumn, from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice; and winter, from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox. The characters of the seasons are, of course, reversed to inhabitants of the southern hemisphere. Within the tropics the seasons are not greatly marked by the rise or fall of the temperature, so much as by dryness and wetness, and they are usually distinguished as the wet and the dry seasons. 2. A period of time, especially as regards its fitness or suitableness for anything contemplated or done; a convenient or suitable time; a proper conjuncture; the right time.

All business should be done betimes; and there's as little trouble of doing it in season too, as out of season.

Sir R. L'Estrange. 3. A certain period of time not very long; a while; a time. Thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season.

Acts xiii. 11. After the lapse of more than twenty-seven years, in a season as dark and perilous, his own shattered frame and broken heart were laid with the same pomp in the same consecrated mould. Macaulay. 4. That time of the year when a particular locality is most frequented by visitors or shows most bustling activity; as, the London season; the Brighton season. Also, that part of the year when a particular trade.

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profession, or business is in its greatest state, 3. Something added or mixed to enhance the of activity; as, the theatrical season; the pleasure of enjoyment; as, wit or humour publishing kason; the hay-making or hop may serve as a seasoning to eloquence. picking season.-5. That which seasons or Political speculations are of so dry and austere a gives & relish ; seasoning. "Salt too little nature, that they will not go down with the public which may season give to her foul-tainted without frequent seasonings.

Addison. flesh' Shak.

Seasonless (sē'zn-les), a. Without succes-
Yoa lack the season of all natures, sleep. Shak. sion of seasons.
Season (se'zn), v. t. (From the noun (which Season-ticket (so'zn-tik-et). n. A ticket
seel) 1. To render suitable or appropriate;

which entitles its holder to certain privito prepare; to fit.

leges during a specified period of time, as a And am I then revenged,

pass for travelling by railway, steamboat, To take him in the purging of his soul,

or other means of conveyance at pleasure When be is fit and seasoned for his passage ? Shak. during an extended period, issued by the 2. To fit for any use by time or habit; to ha company at a reduced rate; a ticket of adbitnate; to accustom; to mature; to inure;

mission to a place of amusement for an exto acclimatize.

tended period, purchased at a reduced rate.

Sea-spider (sē'spi-dér). n. A marine crab
How many things by season season'd are
To their right praise and true perfection! Shak.

of the genus Maia (M. equinado). The body

is triangular; the legs slender, and someA man should harden and season himself beyond the degree of cold wherein he lives. Addison.

times long. Also applied to members of the

arachnidan order Podosomata. 3. To bring to the best state for use by any process; as, to season a cask by keeping

Sea-squirt (sē'skwert). n. An ascidian. liquor in it; to season a tobacco-pipe by

Sea-star (sē'stär), n. The star-fish. Sir T. frequently smoking it: to season timber by

Brouone. drying or hardening, or by removing its

Sea-starwort (sē'stär-wert), n. A British

maritime plant of the genus Aster (A. Triponatural sap

lium), nat, order Compositæ. It is a pretty Oaly a sweet and virtuous soul,

plant, 6 inches to 2 feet high, with lanceLike pasured timber, never gives. G. Herbert,

shaped, smooth, fleshy leaves, and stems 4 To fit for the taste: to render palatable,

terminating in corymbs of purple-rayed or to give a higher relish to, by the addition

flower-heads. Called also Sea-side Aster. or mixture of another substance more pun

Sea-stick (sē'stik ), n. A herring caught rent or pleasant; as, to season meat with

and cured at sea. A. Smith. salt; to season anything with spices.

Sea-stock (sē'stok), n. A British plant of And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou

the genus Matthiola, N. sinuata. See MATmaron with salt.

Lev. ii. 13.

THIOLA. á To render more agreeable, pleasant, or

Sea-sunflower (sē'sun-flou-er), n. The seadelightful; to give a relish or zest to by

anemone, a calenterate polyp of the genus something that excites, animales, or exhila Actinia rates

Sea-swallow (sē'swol-lo), n. 1. A provincial You snarer still with sports your serious hours.

name of the storm-petrel (Thalassidroma

Dryden. The proper use of wit is to season conversation.

pelagica). - 2. The common tern, so called

Tillotson. from its excessively long and pointed wings, 6 To render more agreeable, or less rigorous and from its forked tail, which render its and severe; to temper; to moderate; to qua flight and carriage analogous to those of lify by admixture. When mercy seasons swallows. See TERN. justice.' Shak.

Sea - swine (se'swin), n. A common name Seaton your admiration for a while. Shak. for the porpoise (which see). 7. To gratify; to tickle. Let their palates

Seat (sēt), n. (Directly from the Scandinabe season'd with such viands.' Shak.-8. To

vian: Icel. sæti, set, Sw. scite, a seat, from imbue; to tinge or taint.

root of sit; so L.G. sitt, G. sitz. The A. Sax.

seems only to have had the dim. form setl.] Season their younger years with prudent and pious principles

er. Taylor.

1. The place or thing on which one sits; Parents first sonson us: then schoolmasters

more especially in such narrower senses as, Deliver us to laws.

G. Herbert.

(a) something made to be sat in or on, as a

chair, throne, bench, stool, or the like. "The 2+ To copulate with; to impregnate. Holland

tables of the money changers, and the seats Season ( sē m), di 1. To become mature;

of them that sold doves.' Mat. xxi.12. (6) That to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a

part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the climate, as the human body.-2. To become

seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of dry and hard by the escape of the natural

trousers. (C) A regular or appropriate place

of sitting; hence, a right to sit; a sitting; juices, or by being penetrated with other

as, a seat in a church, a theatre, a railwaysobstance.

carriage, or the like. -2. Place of abode; Carpenters rough-plane boards for flooring, that they may set thera by to season.

Moxon.

residence; mansion; as, a gentleman's coun

try seat. - 3. Place occupied by anything: 2+ To give token; to smack; to savour.

the place where anything is situated, fixed, Lose not your labour and your time together; settled, or established, or on which anything It wasons of a fool.

Beau, & FI.

rests, resides, or abides; station; abode; as, Seasonable (sé'zn-a-bl), a. Suitable as to a seat of learning; the seat of war; Italy is time or season; opportune; occurring, hap the seat of the arts; London the seat of pening, or being done in due season or pro commerce. While memory holds a seat per time for the purpose; as, a seasonable in this distracted globe.' Shak. supply of rain.

This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Thes... was very serviceable to us on many

Numbly and sweetly recommends itself other accounts, and came at a very setsonable time.

Unto our gentle senses.

Shak.
Cook.

Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her seat,
Seasonableness ( së'zn-a-bl-nes), n. The

Sighing through all her work, gave signs of woe. state or quality of being seasonable; oppor

Milton. tunenes

[It was formerly used exactly as we now use Seemableness is best in all these things which site, and may be regarded as having that have their ripeness and decay.

Bp. Hall. meaning in the above passage from Shak-
Seasonably (sē zn-a-blí), adv. In due time; spere. So also in the following:
in time convenient; sufficiently early; as, to Neither do I reckon it an ill seat only when the air is
Sow or plant reasonably.

unwholesome, but likewise where the air is unequal. Seasonaget (se zn-aj), n. Seasoning; sauce.

Bacon (Of Building).) Charity is the grand seasonage of every Christian

4. Posture or way of sitting, as of a person South.

on horseback; as, he has a good firm seat.Seasonal (se m-al), a Pertaining to the

5. A part on which another part rests; as, the

seat of a valve. seasons; relating to a season or seasons. * The deviations which occur from the sea.

Seat (sēt), v. t. 1. To place on a seat; to cause anal averages of climate.' Encyc. Brit.

to sit down; as, we seat our guests. Seasoner (Bezn-er), n. One that seasons;

The guests were no sooner seated but they entered that which seasons, matures, or gives a rel

into a warm debate.

Arbuthnot.

2. To place in a post of authority, in office, or Seasoning (sē’zn-ing), n. 1. The act by which

a place of distinction. anything is seasoned or rendered palatable.

Thus high, by thy advice, fit for use, or the like.-2. That which is

And thy assistance, is king Richard seated. Shak. added to any species of food to give it a

3. To settle: to fix in a particular place or higher relish: usually, something pungent

country; to situate; to locate; as, a colony or aromatic, as salt, spices, &c.

of Greeks seated themselves in the south of Many vegetable substances are used by mankind

Italy, another at Massilia in Gaul ES PAARI , which abound with a highly exalted Sometimes the grand dukes would travel through dramatic al; as thyme and savory. Ardicthenor t he vast regions of Central Asia to the court of the

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Secessions See SECEDES Tablished ch body of

Sea-wife (sē'wil), n. An acanthopterygious to which the rye (S. cereale) belongs. -Se-Secernment (sé-sérn'ment), n. The promarine fish of the genus Labrus (L. vetula), cale cornutum, ergot or spurred rye, used in cess or act of secreting; secretion, allied to the wrasse. obstetric practice. See ERGOT.

Secesh (sė-sesh'), n. A cant term in the Sea-willow (sé'wil-lo), n. A polyp of the Secamone (sek-a-mo'ně), n. [Altered from United States for a Secessionist, of which it genus Gorgonia.

squamona, the Arabic name of S. egypti- is an abbreviation. Sea-wing (sé'wing), n. 1. A bivalve mollusc aca.) A genus of plants belonging to the Secesst (8ē-ses'), n. [L. secessus, from se. allied to the mussels.-2. A sail. (Rare. nat. order Asclepiadacex, found in the warm cedo, secessum. See SECEDE.) Retirement; Antony.

parts of India, Africa, and Australia. The retreat. 'Silent secess, waste solitude.' Dr. Claps on his sea-wúng, and like a doting mallard, species form erect or climbing smooth H. More. Leaving the fight in height, flies after her. Shak.

shrubs with opposite leaves and lax cymes Secession (sē-se'shon). n. (L. secessio, se. Sea-withwind (sé'with-wind), n. A species of small flowers. Sonie of them secrete a cessionis, from secedo, secessum. See SEof bindweed (Convolvulus Soldanella).

considerable portion of acrid principle CEDE] 1. The act of seceding or withdrawSea-wold (sē'wold), n. Sea wood or forest; which makes them useful in medicine. Thus ing, particularly from fellowship and comvegetation under the sea resembling a forest. the roots of S. emetica, being emetic in ac munion; the act of withdrawing from a po

We would run to and fro, and hide and seek, tion, are employed as a substitute for ipe litical or religious organization.-2. The act
On the broad sea-wolds.
Tennyson. cacuanha.

of departing; departure. Sea-wolf (sé'wulf), n. A name sometimes Secancy (sē kar

A cutting or inter The accession of bodies upon, or secession thereof given to the sea-elephant, a large species section; as, the point of secancy of one line from, the earth's surface, disturb not the equilibrium of seal; also to the wolf-fish (Anarrhichas with another.

of either hemisphere.

Sir T. Browne. lupus) and to the bass. See WOLF-FISH, Secant (sē'kant), a. [L. secans, secantis, ppr. 3. In Scottish eccles. hist. the whole body of BASS.

of seco, to cut (whence section, dissect, &c.).] seceders from the Established Church of Sea - wormwood (sé' wérm - wyd). n. A Cutting; dividing into two parts.-Secant plant, the Artemisia maritima, which plane, a plane cutting a surface or solid. Secessionism (sè-se'shon-izm), n. The pringrows by the sea.

Secant (sē'kant), n. (See the adjective. In ciples of secessionists; the principle that Sea-worn (sē' worn), a. Worn or abraded geom, a line that cuts another or divides it affirms the right of a state to secede at its by the sea. Drayton.

into parts; more especially, a straight line pleasure from a federal union. Sea-worthiness (sē' wėr-THi-nes), n. The cutting a curve in two or more points; in Secessionist (sê-se'shon-ist), n. One who state of being sea-worthy. trigon. a straight line

maintains the principle of secessionism; speSea-worthy (sé'wér-Thi), a. Applied to a drawn from the centre of

cifically, in the United States, one who took ship in good condition and fit for a voyage; a circle, which, cutting the

part or sympathized with the inhabitants worthy of being trusted to transport a cargo circumference, proceeds

of the Southern States of America in their with safety; as, a sea-worthy ship. till it meets with a tan

struggle, commencing in 1861, to break Dull the voyage was with long delays, gent to the same circle.

away from union with the Northern States. The vessel scarce sea-worthy. Tennyson. The secant of an arc is a

The author seems to have been struck ... that Sea-wrack (sè'rak). n. A plant. the Zos straight line drawn from

the Unionists ... did not shoot or stab any of the tera marina; sea-grass. See GRASSWRACK. the centre of the circle of

Secessionists.

Saturday Rev. Seb (seb), n. One of the great Egyptian di which the arc is a part, to

Seche, t v.t. (An old and softened form of vinities represented in the hieroglyphics as one extremity of the arc,

seek.) To seek. Chaucer. the father of the gods, a character ascribed and produced till it meets

Sechium (sēki-um), n. (From Gr. sēkos, a to other gods, as Neph, Pthah, &c. He mar the tangent to the other

pen or fold in which cattle are reared and ried his sister Nutpe, and was father of extremity. Thus, ACB is the secant of fed. The fruit serves to fatten hogs in the Osiris and Isis. He corresponds to the Greek the arc O D. The secant of an arc is a mountains and inland parts of Jamaica, Kronos.

third proportional to the cosine and the where the plant is much cultivated.] A Sebaceous (sē-bā'shus), a. (L.L. sebaceus, radins.

West Indian edible vegetable, the Sechium from L. sebum, tallow.) 1. Pertaining to tal Secco (sek'ko), n. [It, from L. siccus, dry.] edule. The fruit in size and form resembles low or fat; made of, containing, or secret In the fine arts, a kind of fresco painting in a large pear. The plant is a climber, with ing fatty matter; fatty. Sebaceous glands. which the colours have a dry sunken appear tendril-bearing stems, rough cordate fivesmall glands seated in the cellular mem ance, owing to the colours being absorbed angled leaves, and monecious yellow flowers. brane under the skin, which secrete the se into the plaster.

nat, order Cucurbitaceae. baceous humour. -Sebaceous humour, a

Secede (sê-sēd'), v.i. pret. seceded; ppr, se- | Seckel (sek'el), n. A small delicious pear, suet-like or glutinous matter secreted by ceding. (L. secedo-se, apart, and cedo, to

ripe about the end of October, but only the sebaceous glands, which serves to de go.) To withdraw from fellowship, com keeping good a few days. fend the skin and keep it soft.-2. In bot. munion, or association; to separate one's Seclet (sekl), n (Fr. siècle, L. seculum, a having the appearance of tallow, grease, or self; to draw off ; to retire; specifically, to

generation, an age, a century.] A century. wax : as, the sebaceous secretions of some withdraw from a political or religious or

It is wont to be said that three generations make plants. Henslow. ganization; as, certain ministers seceded

one secle, or hundred years.

Hammond. Sebacic (sė-bas’ik), a. (See above.] In chem. from the Church of Scotland about the year pertaining to fat; obtained from fat; as, se

Seclude (se-klüd), v.t. pret. & pp. secluded; 1733: the Confederate States of America se

ppr. secluding. (L. secludo - se, apart, and bacic acid, an acid obtained from olein. It ceded from the Federal Union.

Seceder (sē - sēd'ér), n. One who secedes; crystallizes in white, nacreous, very light

claudo, cludo, to shut. ) 1. To separate or needles or laminæ resembling benzoic acid.

shut up apart from company or society, and in Scottish eccles. hist. one of a numer

usually to keep apart for some length of Sebastes (se-bas'tēz), n. (Gr. sebastos, ven ous body of presbyterians who seceded erable.) A

time; to withdraw into solitude; as, perfrom the communion of the Established genus of acanthopterygious

sons in low spirits seclude themselves from fishes of the family Cottidæ. The s. mari Church in the year 1733, on account of the

society. nus or Norvegica is the Norway haddock,

toleration of certain alleged errors, the which resembles the perch in form.

Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heav'n
evils of patronage, and general laxity in
It

Seclude their bosom slaves.

Thor SSTL. abounds on the coast of Norway, and is discipline. The seceders, or Associate Synod found at Iceland, Greenland, off Newfound as they called themselves, remained a united

2. To shut out; to prevent from entering; land, &c. Other species are found in the body till 1747, when they split into two on

to preclude. Mediterranean, in the Indian and Polyne the question of the lawfulness of certain Inclose your tender plants in your conservatory. sian seas, at Kamtchatka, the Cape of Good oaths, especially the burgess oath necessary

secluding all entrance of cold.

Evelyn. Hope, and elsewhere.

to be sworn previous to holding office or Secluded (se-klūd'ed), p. and a. Separated Sebate (sé'bāt), n. In chem. a salt formed becoming a freeman of a burgh. The from others; living in retirement; retired: by sebacic acid and a base.

larger division, who held that the oath apart from public notice; as, a secluded Sebestan, Sebesten (sē-bes'tan, ső-bes'ten). might be conscientiously taken by seceders, spot; to pass a secluded life. n. (It. and Sp., from Pers, sapistan.) The

called themselves Burghers, and their op- Secludedly (sé-klūd'ed-li), adv. In a se. Assyrian plum, a name given to two species ponents took the name of Antiburghers. But cluded manner. of Cordia and their fruit, the C. Myxa and in 1820 the Burghers and Antiburghers co

Seclusenesst (se-klūs'nes), n. The state of C. latifolia. The fruit was formerly used as

alesced again into the United Associate being secluded from society; seclusion. Dr. a medicine in Europe, but now by the na

Synod. In May, 1847, the body of dissenters H. More. tive practitioners of the East only. See

forming the Relief Church united with the Seclusion (sē-klü'zhon), n. The act of seCORDIA. Associate Synod and formed one body.named

cluding or the state of being secluded: 3 Sebiferous (se-bif'er-us), a. (L. sebum, tal the United Presbyterian Church. (See Re separation from society or connection; a. low or wax, and fero, to produce.] Produc

lief Church under RELIEF.) A portion of shutting out: retirement; privacy; solitude: ing fat or fatty matter. "In bot. producing

the body of seceders, who adhered to the as, to live in seclusion. A place of secluvegetable wax.

principle of an established church, separ sion from the external world.' Horsley. Sebiparous (se-bip'a-rus), a. [L. sebum, tal ated in 1806, calling themselves the Original Seclusive (sē-klü'siv), a. Tending to seclude low, and pario, to produce.) Lit. tallow,

Seceders. They now form the Synod of or shut out from society, or to keep separate fat, or syet producing; specifically applied United Original Seceders.

or in retirement. Coleridge. to certain glands, called also sebaceous Secern (sē-sern), v.t. [L. secerno, secretum Second (sekund), a. (Fr., from L. secundu18. glands. See SEBACEOUS. (whence secret)-8e, apart, and cerno, to sep

second, from sequor, secutus, to follow Sebka (seb'ka), n. A name of salt marshes arate.] 1. To separate; to distinguish.

(whence sequence, consequent, persecution, in North Africa, sometimes so hard on the Averroes secerns a sense of titillation and a sense &c., and also sue, pursue, &c.)] 1. Immedried surface that laden camels can traverse

of hunger and thirst.

Sir W. Hamilton. diately following the first: next the first in them, sometimes so soft that these ventur 2. In physiol. to secrete.

order of place or time; hence, occurring or ing to enter them sink beyond the power of The mucus secerned in the nose... is a laudable appearing again; other. A second fear recovery.

humour.

Arouthnot. through all her sinews spread.' Shak. Sebundy. Sebundee (se-bun'di, sē-bun'de), Secernent (sé-sér'nent), n. 1. That which And he slept and dreamed the second time. n. In the East Indies, an irregular or na promotes secretion. Darwin.-2. In anat.

Gen. xli. 3. tive soldier or local militia-man, generally a vessel whose function it is to secrete or

There has been a veneration paid to the writings

and to the memory of Confucius, which is without employed in the service of the revenue and separate matters from the blood.

any second example in the history of our race. police. Secernent (sé-sér'nent), a. In physiol. hay.

Brougham. Secale (ső-kā'lë), n. (L., rye, or black spelt, ing the power of separating or secreting; 2. Next to the first in value, power, excel. from seco, to cut.) A genus of cereal grasses, secreting; secretory.

lence, dignity, or rank; inferior; secondary; SECOND

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SECRET

which isces of plateattery,

part.

ns, the silks of China are second to none in As the six primary planets revolve about him, so Secondly (sek'und-li), adv. In the second quality. 'Art thou not second woman in the secondary ones are moved about them. Bentley.

place. the realm.' Shak. The supreme power can never be said to be lodged

First, she hath disobeyed the law; and, secondly,
None I know

in the original body of electors, but rather in those
assemblies of secondary or tertiary electors who

trespassed against the husband. Second to me, or like; equal much less. Milton.

Ec. xxiii. 23. chose the representative.

Brougham, Second-rate (sek’und-răt), n. The second 81 Lending assistance; helpful; giving aid. 2. Acting by deputation or delegated autho

order in size, quality, diguity, or value. Nay, rather, good my lords, be second to me; rity; acting in subordination or as second

Thunder of the second-rate.' Addison. Fear you his tyrannous passion more, alas, Than the queen's life?

Second-rate (sek'und-rát), a. Of the second to another : subordinate. Shak,

The work of secondary hands.' Milton.-Secondary acids,

size, rank, quality, or value; as, a second-Second coat, a second coating or layer as of acids derived from organic acids by the

rate ship; a second-rate cloth; a second-rate paint, varnish, plaster,&c.-Second distance, substitution of two equivalents of an al

champion. in painting, that part of a picture between coholic radical for two of hydrogen.

Second-scent (sek'und-sent). n. (Formed the foreground and background. --At second Secondary amputation, amputation of a

on the model of second-sight.) A power of hard. See SECOND-HAND, N.-Second violin, limb, &c., deferred till the immediate ef.

discerning things future or distant by the or Addle, an ordinary violin, which in confects of the injury on the constitution have

sense of smell. Moore. (Rare.) certed instrumental music plays the part passed away.-Secondary battery, in elect.

Second-sight (sek'und-sit), n. The power next in height to the upper part or air, or a number of metal plates, usually plat

of seeing things future or distant; prophetic in other words, that part which is repreinum, with pieces of moistened cloth be

vision -- a well-known Highland superstisented by the alto in vocal music.—To play tween, which, after being connected for a

tion. It is alleged that not a few in the koond Addle, Gig) to take a subordinate time with a galvanic battery, become in

Highlands and Isles of Scotland possess the turn the origin of a current. - Secondary

power of foreseeing future events, especially Second (sek'und), n. 1. One next to the first; circle, in geom, and astron, a great circle

of a disastrous kind, by means of a spectral obe next after another in order, place, rank, passing through the poles of another great

exhibition, to their eyes, of the persons time, or the like, one who follows or comes circle perpendicular to its plane. -Second

whom these events respect, accompanied after. ary colours, colours produced by the mix

with such emblems as denote their fate. 'Tis great pity that the noble Moor ture of any two primary colours in equal

Second-sighted (sek'und-sit-ed), a. Having Should hasard such a place as his own second With one of an iograft infirmity. Shak. proportions -- Secondary conveyances, in

the power of second-sight. Addison. law, same as Derivative Conveyances. See

Secret n. and a Secret. 2. One who assists and supports another; specifically, one who attends another in a

under DERIVATIVE.-Secondary creditor in Secrecy (sekre-si), n. [From secret.] 1. A

Scots law, an expression used in contradisduel, to aid him, mark out the ground or

state of being secret or hidden; concealment distance, and see that all proceedings betinction to Catholic creditor. See under

from the observation of others, or from the CATHOLIC.-Secondary crystal, a crystal de notice of any persons not concerned; secret tween the parties are fair; hence, the prinrived from one of the primary forms.

manner or mode of proceeding; as, to carry cipal supporter in a pugilistic encounter. Secondary current, in elect. a momentary

on a design in secrecy; to secure secrecy. He propounded the duke as a main cause of divers current induced in a closed circuit by a

This to me firmities in the state, being sure enough of seconds

In dreadful secrecy impart they did. after the first onset. current of electricity passing through the

Shak. Wotton, After some toil and bloodshed they were parted same or a contiguous circuit at the begin

The lady Anne,

Whom the king bath in secrecy long married, by the strends. Addison. ning and also at the end of the passage of

This day was view'd in open as his queen. Shak. 31 Aid: help: assistance Give second and

the primitive current. - Secondary evidence,
indirect evidence which may be admitted

2. Solitude; retirement; privacy; seclusion. my love is everlasting thine.' J. Fletcher.-4 The sixtieth part of a winnte of time or upon failure to obtain direct or primary

Thou in thy secrecy, although alone, evidence. ---Secondary fever, a fever which

Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not of that of a degree, that is the second di

Social coinmunication.

Milton. vision next to the hour or degree. A degree arises after a crisis or a critical effort, as

It is not with public as with private prayer; in this, after the declension of the small - pox of a circle and an hour of time are each

rather secrecy is commanded than outward show, or measles. Secondary plane, in crystal. divided into 60 minutes, and each minute

Hooker. juto GO seconds. often marked thus 60". In any plane on a crystal which is not one of

3. The quality of being secret or secretive: the primary planes. - Secondary planet. See oh treatises seconds were distinguished as

forbearance of disclosure or discovery; fidel. minutos secunda, from minutæ primæ, minPLANET. – Secondary qualities of bodies,

ity to a secret; close silence; the act or habit ates

those qualities which are not inseparable See DEGREE. - 5. In music, (a) an

of keeping secrets. For secrecy no lady interval of a conjoint degree, being the from bodies, as colour, taste, odour, &c.

closer." Shak difference between any sound and the next Secondary strata, Secondary rocks, Second

Thanks, provost, for thy care and secrecy. Shak. nearest sound above or below it. There are

ary formation, in geol. the mesozoic strata.

See MESOZOIC. - Secondary tints, in painting, three kinds of seconds, the minor second or

4.1 A secret. those of a subdued kind, such as grays, &c.

The subtle-shining secrecies keritone, the major second, and the ex

Writ in the glassy margents of such books. Shak. tremne sharp second. (6) A lower part added

-Secondary tone, in music, same as Har. monic. - Secondary use. See under USE.

Secree, a Secret. Chaucer. to a melody when arranged for two voices orinstruments.-6. pl. A coarse kind of flour;

Secondary (sek'und-a-ri), n. 1. A delegate Secrenesse, tn. Privacy; secretness. Chau. hence, any baser matter.

cer.
or deputy; one who acts in subordination
to another; one who occupies a subordinate

Secret (se'kret), a. (Fr. secret, from L. secret-
Take thou my oblation, poor but free,
Which is not mix'd with seconds.

us, pp. of secretum, to set apart, secerno-se, Shak. or inferior position.

apart, and cerno, to sift, distinguish, discern, Second (sekund), 0.[L. secundo, Fr. se

I am too high-born to be propertied,
To be a secondary at control.

Shak.

perceive (whence discern, discrete, concern, ounder. See the adjective) 1. To follow in

concrete, &c.); Gr. krino, to separate, search the next place; to follow up. Sin is seconded 2. One of the feathers growing on the second

into; Skr,kri, to separate, to know.) 1. Apart with sin' South. To second ills with ills.' bone of a bird's wing.-3. A secondary circle.

from the knowledge of others; concealed Shak-2. To sta pport; to lend aid to the

See under the adjective. - 4. A secondary from the notice or knowledge of all persons attempt of another; to assist; to forward; planet. See under PLANET.

except the individual or individuals conto promote; to encourage; to act as the Second-best (sek'und-best), a. Next to the cerned; private. "Smile at thee in secret maintainer; to back best; of second kind or quality. The linen

thought.' Shak. that is called second-best.' W. Collins.-TO We have supplies to second our attempt. Shak.

I have a secret errand to thee, O king. Judg, iii. 19. The authors of the former opinion were presently come off second-best, to be defeated; to get

2. Not revealed; known only to one or to saded by other wittier and better learned.

the worst of it.
Hooker. Second-cousin (sek'und-kuz-n), n. The son

few; kept from general knowledge or ob8 In legislatice or deliberative assemblies or daughter of a cousin-german.

servation; hidden. Their secret and sudden and public meetings, to support, by one's | Seconder (sek'und-ér), n. One that seconds;

arrival' Shak. Toice or vote; to unite with a person, or act one that supports what another attempts,

Secret things belong to the Lord our God. as his second, in proposing some measure or what he affirms, or what he moves or

Deut. xxix. 29 or motion; as, to second a motion or pro proposes; as, the seconder of a motion.

3. Being in retirement or seclusion; priposition; to second the mover,- 4. In the Second-flour (sek'und-flour), n. Flour of a

vate. Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers, to

There secret in her sapphire cell, coarser quality; seconds.

He with the Nais wont to dwell. Fenton. put into temporary retirement, as an officer Second-hand (sek'und-hand), n. Possession

4. Affording privacy: retired; secluded: pri. when he accepts civil employment under received from the first possessor.--Atsecondthe crown. He is seconded after six hand, not in the first place, or by or from

vate. The secret top of Oreb, or of Sinai.' months of such employment, that is, he the first; not from the first source or owner:

Milton. 'Abide in a secret place and hide losa military pay, but retains his rank, &c.,

thyself.' 1 Sam. xix. 2.-5. Keeping secrets; by transmission; not primarily: not origin. in his corps. After being seconded for ten

faithful to secrets intrusted; secretive; not ally; as, a report received at second-hand. years he must elect to return to military

inclined to betray confidence. 'I can be

In imitation of preachers at second hand, I shall daty or to retire altogether.

secret as a dumb man.' Shak. transcribe from Bruyère a piece of raillery Tatier. Secondartly (sek'und-a-ri-li), ado. 1. In a

Secret Romans that have spoke the word. Second-hand (sek'und-hand), a. 1. Not And will not palter. secondary or subordinate manner; not pri

Shak. marily or originally. Sir K. Digby.-2. Secoriginal or primary; received from another.

6. Occult: mysterious; not seen; not appaondly, in the second place. First apostles, Some ten build so much upon authorities they rent; as, the secret operations of physical secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers.' 1 have but a second-hand or implicit knowledge.

causes. Physic, through which secret art.'

Locke.
Those manners next

Shak. 7. Privy; not proper to be seen. Secondariness (sek'und-a-ri-nes), n. The That fit us like a nature second-hand:

1 Sam. v. 9. state of being secondary. The primariness Which are indeed the manners of the great. Secret (sē kret). n. (See the adjective. ) aud secondariness of the perception.' Norris.

Tennyson. 1. Something studiously hidden or concealed; Secondary (sek'und-a-ri),a. (L. secundarius, 2. Not new; having been used or worn; as, | a thing kept from general knowledge; what from secundus. See SECOND.) 1 Succeed.

a second-hand book.-3. Dealing in second is not or should not be revealed ; as, a Ing text in order to the first; of second

hand goods; as, a second-hand bookseller. man who cannot keep his own secrets, will place, origin, rank, importance, and the like; Second-hand (sek'und-hand). n. A hand hardly keep the secrets of others. not primary: subordinate. for marking seconds on a watch.

A talebearer revealeth secrets. Prov. xi. 13. Where there is moral right on the one hand, no Secondine (sek'und -in), n. In bot. see

To tell our own secrets is often folly; to communiondary right can discharge it. Sir R. L'Estrange. SECUNDINE.

cate those of others is treachery. Rambler

Cor. xii Piness (sekund. The prin Norris.

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