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2. A thing not discovered or explained ; a mystery. The secrets of nature.' Shak. * All secrets of the deep, all nature's works.' Milton. 3. Secrecy. (Rare.)

Letters under strict secret were at once written to bishops selected from various parts of Europe.

Cardinal Manning, 4. In the R. Cath. Ch, one of the prayers of the mass, which is recited by the priest in so low a voice as not to be heard by the people. - 5. pl. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed.-In secret, in privacy or secrecy; privately.

Bread eaten in secret is pleasant.' Prov. ix. 17. - Discipline of the secret, in the early Christian church, the reserve practised concerning certain doctrines or ceremonies, founded on Christ's words, 'Give not that which is holy unto the dogs.' Secrett (se'kret), v.t. To keep private; to

secrete. Bacon. Secretage (sē’kret-j), n. In furriery, a process in preparing or dressing furs, in which mercury or some of its salts is employed to impart to the fur the property of felting, which it did not previously possess. Secretarial (sek-re-ta'ri-al), a. Pertaining

to a secretary. Some secretarial, diplomatic, or official training.' Carlyle. Secretariat, Secretariate (sek-rê-ta'ri-at, sek-re-ta'ri-át), n. 1. The office of a secretary.-2. The place or office where a secre. tary transacts business, preserves records,

&c. Secretary (sek'rē-ta-ri), n. (L. L. secretarius, Fr. secrétaire, from L. secretus, secret; originally a confidant, one intrusted with secrets.] 1. One who is intrusted with or who keeps secrets. A faithful secretary to her sex's foibles.' Sir W. Scott. (Rare. -2. A person employed by a public body, by a company, or by an individual, to write letters, draw up reports, records, and the like; one who carries on another's business correspondence or other matters requiring writing.-3. A piece of furniture with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers, an escritoire.-4. An officer whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government; a secretary of state. There are connected with the British government five secretaries of state, viz. those for the home, foreign, colonial, war, and Indian departments. The secretary of state for the home department has charge of the privy signet office; he is responsible for the internal administration of justice, the maintenance of peace in the country, the supervision of prisons, police, sanitary affairs, &c. The secretary for foreign affairs conducts all correspondence with foreign states, negotiates treaties, appoints ambassadors, &c. The colonial secretary performs for the colonial dependencies similar functions to those of the home secretary for the United Kingdom. The secretary for war, assisted by the commander-in-chief, has the whole control of the army. The secretary for India governs the affairs of that country with the assistance of a council. Each secretary of state is assisted by two under-secretaries, one permanent and the other connected with the administration. The chief secretary for Ireland is not a secretary of state, though his office entails the performance of similar duties to those performed by the secretaries of state.- Secretary of embassy, or of legation, the principal assistant of an ambassador or envoy.-5. In printing, a kind of script type in imitation of an engrossing hand.-6. The secretary-bird. Secretary - bird (sek'rē-ta-ri-berd), n. An

called also the Snake-eater or Serpent-eater. Secretly (sē kret-li), adv. 1. Privately: privily:
It is about 3 feet in length; the legs are | not openly; underhand; without the know-
remarkably long, the beak is hooked, and ledge of others; as, to despatch a messenger
the eyelids projecting. It has an occipital secretly.
crest of feathers, which can be raised or

Let her a while be secretly kept in,
depressed at pleasure, and which has been

And publish it that she is dead indeed. Shak. fancied to resemble quill pens stuck behind 2. Inwardly; not apparently or visibly; a person's ear; hence the name. It inhabits latently. the dry and open grounds in the vicinity of Now secretly with inward grief she pin'd. Addison. the Cape, where it hunts serpents and other

Secretness (sē kret-nes). n. 1. The state of reptiles on foot, and thus renders valuable

being secret, hid, or concealed. - 2. The services.

quality of keeping a secret; secretiveness. Secretaryship (sek’re-ta-ri-ship), n. The

Donne. office of a secretary.

Secretory (sē-kré'to-ri), a. Performing the Secrete (sē-krēt'), v.t. pret. & pp. secreted;

office of secretion; as, secretory vessels. ppr. secreting. (L. secerno, secretum. See

Sect (sekt), n. (Fr. secte; L. secta, from seco, SECRET, a.] 1. To hide; to conceal; to re

sectum, to cut) 1. A body or number of move from observation or the knowledge of

persons who follow some teacher or leader. others; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete

or are united in some settled tenets, chiefly one's self.

in philosophy or religion, but constituting Folded in the mystic mantle of tradition, or secreted

a distinct party by holding sentiments dif. in the forms of picturesque ceremony, or visible through the glow of affectionate fiction, the essential

ferent from those of other men; a school; a truths of Christianity found a living access to the denomination ; especially, any body which heart and conscience of mankind. 7. Martineau. separates from the established religion of a 2. In physiol. to separate from the circulat country; a religious denomination. 'Sects ing fluid, as the blood, sap, &c., and elabo of old philosophers.' Dryden. rate into a new product, differing in accord Slave to no sect, who takes a private road, ance with the particular structure of the But looks through nature up to nature's God. secreting organs, which are chiefly the

Pope glands.

2. 1 Section of the community; party; faction; Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another

class; rank; order. 'Packs and sects of urea, and so on, we do not know. Carpenter, great ones.' Shak. -Conceal, Hide, Disguise, Secrete. See un All sects, all ages smack of this vice. Shak. der CONCEAL.

3.1 A cutting or scion. Secret-false (sē kret-fals), a. Faithless in

But we have reason to cool our raging motions, secret; undetected in unfaithfulness or false our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts, whereof I take hood. Shak.

this, that you call love, to be a sect or scion. Shak. Secreting (së-krēt'ing), p. and a. Separating Sect (sekt), n. Sex: an incorrect usage met and elaborating from the blood substances with in some of our early writers, and among different from the blood itself or from any of the uneducated of our own day. its constituents; as, secreting glands, secret

So is all her sect; an they be once in a calm they ing surfaces.

are sick.

Shas. Secretion (sē-krē'shon), n. 1. The act or pro

Sectarian (sek-ta'ri-an). a. (L. sectarius. cess of secreting: (a) in animal physiol. the

from secta. See SECT.) Pertaining to a sect act or process by which substances are sepa

or sects; peculiar to a sect; strongly or bigrated from the blood, differing from the

otedly attached to the tenets and interests blood itself or from any of its constituents,

of a sect or religious denomination; as, secas bile, saliva, mucus, urine, &c. The organs

tarian principles or prejudices. Men of of secretion are of very various form and

sectarian and factious spirits.' Barrow, structure, but the most general are those

Sectarian (sek-ta'ri-an), n. One of a sect; a called glands. The animal secretions are

member or adherent of a special school, dearranged by Bostock under the heads aque

nomination, or philosophical or religious ous, albuminous, mucous, gelatinous, fibrin

party; especially, one of a party in religion ous, oleaginous, resinous, and saline. Ma

which has separated itself from the estabgendie arranges them into three sorts: (1) lished church, or which holds tenets differExhalations, which are either external, as ent from those of the prevailing denominathose from the skin and mucous membrane, tion in a kingdom or state. and internal, as those from the surfaces of

Sectarianism (sek-tā'ri-an-izm). n. The the closed cavities of the body, and the

state or quality of being sectarian; the prinlungs; (2) Follicular secretions, which are

ciples of sectarians; adherence to a separate divided into mucous and cutaneous; and

religious sect or party; devotion to the in(3) Glandular secretions, such as milk, bile,

terests of a party; excessive partisan or deurine, saliva, tears, &c. Every organ and nominational zeal. part of the body secretes for itself the nutri- Sectarianize (sek-ta'ri-an-iz), v. t pret. & pp. ment which it requires. (b) In vegetable sectarianized; ppr. sectarianizing. To imphysiol. the process by which substances are

bue with sectarian principles or feelings. separated from the sap of vegetables. The

Sectarism (sek'ta-rizm), n. Sectarianism. descending sap of plants is not merely subser

(Rare.) vient to nutrition, but furnishes various mat- sectarist (sek'ta-rist), n. A sectary. [Rare.] ters which are secreted or separated from its

Milton was certainly of that profession or general mass, and afterwards elaborated by particu principle in which all sectarists agree: a departure lar organs. These secretions are exceed Iron establishment.

T. W'arton. ingly numerous, and constitute the great Sectary (sek'ta-ri), n. [Fr. sectaire. See bulk of the solid parts of plants. They have

SECT.) 1. A person who separates from an been divided into (1) General or nutritious

established church, or from the prevailing secretions, the component parts of which denomination of Christians; one that belongs are gum, sugar, starch, lignin, albumen,

to a sect; a schismatic; a sectarian. and gluten; and (2) Special or non-assimil

I never knew that time in England when men of able secretions, which may be arranged un

truest religion were not called sectaries. Milton. der the heads of acids, alkalies, neuter prin

2. A follower; a pupil. ciples, resinous principles, colouring mat

Galen, and all his sectaries affirm that fear and ters, milks, oils, resins, &c.-2. The matter

sadness are the true characters, and inseparable accisecreted, as mucus, perspirable matter, &c.

dents of melancholy.

Chilmead. Secretistt (sē'kret-ist),n. A dealer in secrets

Sectatort (sek-tä'tér), n. [L] A follower: Those secretists, that will not part with one

a disciple; an adherent to a sect, school, or secret but in exchange for another.' Boyle.

party. 'Aristotle and his sectators.' Sir Secretitious (sé-kré-tish'us), a. Parted by

W. Raleigh.
secretion. 'Secretitious humours.' Floyer.
Secretive (sē-krē'tiv), a. 1. Causing or pro-

The philosopher busies himself in accommodating

all her (nature's) appearances to the principles of a moting secretion.-2. Given to secrecy or to

school of which he has sworn himself the sectator. keep secrets; as, he is very secretive; of a

Warburton. secretive disposition.

Sectile (sek'til). a. (L. sectilis, from seco, In England the power of the Newspaper stands in

sectum, to cut.) Capable of being cut; in antagonism with the feudal institutions, and it is all mineral, a term applied to minerals, as tale, the more beneficent succour against the secretive mica, and steatite, which can be cut smoothly tendencies of a monarchy.

Emerson. by a knife without the particles breaking, Secretiveness (sē-krē'tiy-pes), n. The qua crumbling, or flying about. Page.

lity of being secretive; tendency or disposi Section (sek'shon). n. (L. sectio, from seco, tion to conceal; specifically, in phren. that sectum, to cut.] 1. The act of cutting or dividquality the organ of which, when largely ing; separation by cutting. "The section of developed, is said to impel the individual bodies. Wotton.-2. A part cut or separated towards secrecy or concealment. It is situ from the rest; a division; a portion; as, speated at the inferior edge of the parietal cifically, (a) a distinct part or portion of a bones.

book or writing; the subdivision of a chap

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zontangles, atide ole under 1. Perer body

ter; the division of a law or other writing; It consists of two rulers (generally of brass Secularize (sek'ü-lér-iz), v.t. pret. & pp. a paragraph; hence, the character 6, often or ivory), representing the radii of a circular secularized; ppr. secularizing. (Fr. sécuused to denote such a division. (O) A dis arc, and movable round a joint, the middle lariser. See SECULAR.] 1. To make secular; tinct part of a country or people, community, of which forms the centre of the circle. as, (a) to convert from regular or monastic class, or the like; a part of territory separ From this centre there are drawn on the into secular; as, to secularize a monk or priest. ated by geographical lines or of a people faces of the rulers various scales, the choice (6) To convert from religious or ecclesias. considered as distinct.

of which, and the order of their arrange tical appropriation to secular or common The extreme sedion of one class consists of bigoted

ment, may be determined by a considera use; as, the ancient abbeys were secularized. dotards, the extreme section of the other consists of tion of the uses for which the instrument 2. To make worldly or unspiritual. shallow and reckless empirics. Macaulay. is intended.-3. In astron. an instrument Secularly (sek'ü-ler-li), adv. In a secular (c) In the United States, one of the portions

constructed for the purpose of determining or worldly manner. of one square mile each into which the pub

with great accuracy the zenith distances of Secularness (sek'ü-lér-nes), n. The state lic lands are divided; one thirty-sixth part

stars, passing within a few degrees of the or quality of being secular; a secular disof a township.-3. In geom. the intersection

zenith, where the effect of refraction is position; worldliness; worldly-mindedness, of two superficies, or of a superficies and a

small.-Dip sector, an instrument used for Johnson solid: in the former case it is a line, in the measuring the dip of the horizon.

Secund (' kund), a. (L. secundus. See latter a surface.-4. A representation of a

Sectoral (sek'tó-ral), a. Of or belonging to SECOND.] In bot. arranged on one side only: building or other object as it would appear

a sector; as, a sectoral circle. -Sectoral bar. unilateral, as the leaves and flowers of Conif cut through by any intersecting plane,

ometer, an instrument in which the height vallaria majalis. showing the internal structure; a diagram

of the mercury is ascertained by observing Secundate (sé-kun'dát), v. t. (L. secundo, or picture showing what would appear were

the angle at which it is necessary to incline from secundus, second, prosperous. To a part cut off by a plane passing through or

the tube in order to bring the mercury to a make prosperous; to give success to; to di. supposed to pass through an object, as a certain mark on the instrument.

rect favourably. (Rare.) building, a machine, a succession of strata,

Sectorial (sek-to'ri-al), a. Adapted or in- Secundation (se-kun-dá' shon), n. (See or the like. Thus, in mechanical drawing,

tended for cutting: said of the form of the above. Prosperity. (Rare.) a longitudinal section usually presents the

cutting teeth of certain animals, called also Secundine (sê'kun-din), n. (Fr. secondine, object as cut through its centre lengthwise

scissor teeth, from their working against from second, L. secundus, from sequor, to and vertically: a cross or transverge section, each other like scissor-blades.

follow.) 1. In bot. the outermost but one as cut crosswise and vertically: and a hori. Secular (sek'ü-lér), a. (Fr. séculaire; L. of the inclosing sacs of the ovulum, imme. zontal section as cut through its centre hori

sæcularis, from sæculum, an age or genera diately reposing upon the primine.-2. All zontally.-Oblique sections are made at vari

tion, a century, the times, the world.) that remains in the uterus or womb after ous angles --5. In music, a part of a move

1. Coming or observed once in an age or the birth of the offspring, that is, the plament consisting of one or more phrases.

century, or at long intervals; as, the secular centa, a portion of the umbilical cord, and Conic sections. See under CONIC. games in ancient Rome.

the membranes of the ovum; the after-birth: Sectional (sek'shon-al), a. 1. Pertaining to The secular year was kept but once in a century.

generally in the plural a section or distinct part of a larger body or

Addison. Secundo-geniture (sē-kun'dő-jen"i-tür), n.

2: Extending over, taking place in, or acterritory.

(L. secundus, second, and genitura, a becomplished during a long period of time; All sectional interests and party feelings, it is

getting, birth, or generation.] The right of hoped, will hereafter yield to schemes of ambition,

as, the secular inequality in the motion of a inheritance belonging to a second son; the Story.

heavenly body; the secular refrigeration of possessions so inherited. 2 Composed of or made up in several inde the globe. - 3. Living for an age or ages. The kingdom of Naples ... was constituted pendent sections; as, a sectional boat; a • A secular bird (the phenix).' Milton. -- a secundo-geniture of Spain.

Bancroft. sectional steam-boiler; a sectional dock, and 4. Pertaining to this present world or to

Securable (sē-kū'ra-bl), a. Capable of being the like. things not spiritual or sacred; relating to or

secured. Sectionalism (sek'shon-al-izm), n. A feeling connected with the objects of this life solely;

Secure (sē - kūr'), a. (L. securus, without of peculiar interest in and affection for disassociated with religious teaching or

care, unconcerned, free from danger, safe some particular section of a country, &c. principles; not devoted to sacred or religious

-se, apart, and cura, care, cure. Sure is (United States. use; temporal; profane; worldly; as, secular

this word in a more modified form.] 1. Free Sectionality (sek-shon-al'i-ti), n. Quality education; secular music.

from fear or apprehension; not alarmed or of being sectional; sectionalism.

New foes arise

disturbed by fear; confident of safety: dreadSectionally (sek’shon-al-li), adv. In a sec Threatening to bind our souls with secular chains.

ing no evil; easy in mind; careless; unsustional manner.


pecting; hence, over-confident.

This style (Arabesque) is almost exclusively secuSectionize (sek'shon-iz), v. t. pret. & pp. sec

Though lar. It was natural for the Venetians to imitate the Page be a secure fool.' Shak. 'Secure, tionized; ppr. sectionizing. To form into beautiful details of the Arabian dwelling - house, foolhardy king.' Shak. But thou, secure sections. (Rare.) while they would with reluctance adopt those of the

of soul, unbent with woes.' Dryden. Sectio-planography (sek'shi-o-pla-nog'ra mosque for Christian churches.


Gideon ... smote the host, for the host was secure. fi), n (L sectio, a section, planum, a plane 5. Not bound by monastic vows or rules ;

Judg. viii. 3. surface, and Gr. graphó, to describe.) A not confined to a monastery, or subject to

Confidence then bore thee on, secure method of laying down the sections of engin the rules of a religious community: not

To meet no danger.

Millou. eering work, as railways, and the like. It regular; as, a secular priest. The clergy, (In this sense formerly often used in opposiis performed by using the line of direction both secular and regular.' Sir W. Temple. tion to safe. See also SAFE. laid down on the plan as a datum-line, the He tried to enforce a stricter discipline and greater

I was too bold; he never yet stood safe cuttings being plotted on the upper part, regard for morals both in the religious orders and

That stands secure. Quarles.) and the embankments upon the lower part the secular clergy.

Prescott. 2. Confident; relying; depending; not disof the line.

trustful: with of. Secular (sek'ü-ler), n. 1. One not in holy Sectism (sekt'izm), n. Sectarianism; devoorders; a layman.

It concerns the most secure of his strength to pray to tion to a sect. (Rare.) Sectist (sekt'ist), 1. One devoted to a sect;

The clergy thought that if it pleased the seculars it

God not to expose him to an enemy. Daniel Rogers. might be done.

Hales. a sectarian. [Rare.)

3. Free from or not exposed to danger; in a Sectiuncle (sek-ti-ung kl), n. A petty sect. 2. An ecclesiastic not bound by monastic state of safety; safe: followed by against or Some new sect or sectiuncle.' J. Martineau.

rules; a secular priest.-3. A church officer, from; as, secure against attack or from an (Rare.)

whose functions are confined to the vocal enemy. Secure from Fortune's blows.' Sective (sek'tiv), a. Same as Sectile. department of the choir.

Dryden. Formerly sometimes of. Secure Sect-master (sektmas-tér), n. The leader

Secularism (sek'ü-lér-izm), n. Supreme or of thunder's crack or lightning's flash.' Shak. of a sect. (Rare.)

exclusive attention to the affairs of this life: Provision had been made for the frequent convoca. Sector (sek'tor), n. L., a cutter, from seco. specifically, the opinions or doctrines of the

tion and secure deliberations of parliament. vectum, to cut) 1. In geom, a part of a cirsecularists. See SECULARIST.


4. Such as to be depended on : in a stable cle comprehended be

The aim of secularism is to aggrandize the present tween two radii and life. For eternity it substitutes time; for providence

condition; capable of resisting assault or science; for fidelity to the Omniscient usefulness to

attack; as, the fastening is now secure; the arc; or a mixed triangle,

Gibraltar is a secure fortress; to build on a man. Its great advocate is Mr. Holyoake. Fleming. formed by two radii and the arc Secularist (sek'û-ler-ist), n. One who theo

secure foundation.-5. Certain; sure; copil

dent: with of; as, he is secure of a welcome of a circle.

retically rejects every form of religious faith Thus CBD, contained withand every kind of religious worship, and ac

reception. Of future life secure.' Dryden. in the radii CB, CD cepts only the facts and intuences which are

6. Resolved; determined; as, secure to die. and the arc BD, is a derived from the present life; one who re

Dryden.-7. In safe custody. Sector of the circle

fuses to believe, on the authority of revela In iron walls they deem'd me not secure. Shak. of which the arc BD

tion, in anything external to man's present 1 -Safe, Secure. See SAFE. is & portion - Sec


state of existence; also, one who believes Secure (sē. kür'), v.t. pret. & pp. secured; tor of a sphere, the

that education and other matters of civil ppr. securing. 1. To make safe or secure; solid generated by the revolution of the

policy should be conducted without the in to guard effectually from danger; to protect; sector of a circle about one of its radii, troduction of a religious element.

as, fortifications may secure a city; ships of which remains fixed: or it is the conic solid | Secularity (sek-ü-lari-ti), 72. Supreme atten war may secure a harbour. whose vertex coincides with the centre of tion to the things of the present life; worldli

We'll higher to the mountain; the sphere, and whose base is a segment of

There secure us. Shak. the same sphere. -2. A mathematical instruLittleness and secularity of spirit is the greatest

I spread a cloud before the victor's sight, ment so marked with lines of sines, tangents,

enemy to contemplation.

T. Burnet.
Sustain'd the vanquish'd and secured his flight.

Dryden. secants, chords, &c., as to fit all radii and Secularization (sek'ü - ler-iz-a"shon). n.

2. To make certain; to put beyond hazard; scales, and useful in making diagrams, lay The act of rendering secular, or the state of

to assure; as, good government secures to ing down plans, &c. Its principal advan being rendered secular; the conversion from

every citizen due protection of person and tage consists in the facility with which it sacred or religious to lay or secular posses property: sometimes with of. gives a graphical determination of propor sion, purposes, or uses; as, the secularization tional quantities.

He secures himself of a powerful advocate. It becomes incorrect, of a monk; the secularization of church pro

W. Broome comparatively, when the opening is great. perty.

3. To inclose or confine effectually; to guard

segment of | ness; secularisme we present life; worldli.

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effectually from escape; sometimes, to seize used.) A covered chair or vehicle for carry. An association ... met at the Baron D'Holbach's: and confine; as, to secure a prisoner.-4. To ing one person, borne on poles by two men.

there had its blue-light sederunts. Carlyle. make certain of payment (as by a bond, They were introduced into this country about -Acts of Sederunt, ordinances of the Court surety, &c.); to warrant against loss; as, to

of Session, under authority of the stat. 1540 secure a debt by mortgage; to secure a credi

xciii.. by which the court is empowered tor.-5. To make fast or firm; as, to secure

to make such regulations as may be necesa door; to secure the hatches of a ship.-6. To

sary for the ordering of processes and the obtain; to get possession of; to make one's

expediting of justice. The Acts of Sederunt self master of; as, to secure an estate. --To

are recorded in books called Books of Sedesecure arms, to hold a rifle or musket with

runt. the muzzle down, and the lock well up under

Sedge (sej), n. (Softened form of A. Sax. the arm, the object being to guard the wea

secg, Sc. segg, LG, segge, a reed, sedge; pon from the wet.

comp. Ir, and Gael. seisg, W. hesg, sedge. Securely (sē - kür'li), ado. 1. In a secure

The root is perhaps that of L. seco, to cut; manner; in security; safely; without danger;

the name would therefore signify originas, to dwell securely in a place; to pass a

ally a plant with sword-like leaves ; comp. river on ice securely.-2. Without fear or

gladiolus. The popular name of plants apprehension ; carelessly; in an unguarded

of the genus Carex, an extensive genus, state, in confidence of safety.

containing about 1000 species of grass-like Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he

plants, mostly inhabiting the northern and dwelleth securely by thee.

Prov. iii. 29.
Sedan-chair, time of George II.

temperate parts of the globe, nat. order Securement t (sė-kür'ment), n. Security;

Cyperaceæ. They are easily distinguished protection. Sir T. Browne.

the end of the sixteenth century, were largely from the grasses by having the stem destiSecureness (ső-kür'nes), n. 1. The feeling

used in the reigns of Anne and the first tute of joints. The culms are triangular, of security; confidence of safety; exemption Georges, but are now seldom if ever em

and the leaves rough upon the margins and from fear; hence, want of vigilance or cau ployed. “Close mewed in their sedans.' keel. They grow mostly in marshes and tion. "A strange neglect and secureness.' Dryden.

swamps and on the banks of rivers. UpBacon.-2. The state of being secure; safe; | Sedate (sē-dát), a. (L. sedatus, from sedo, wards of sixty species are enumerated by safety; security. to calm or appease, to canse to subside,

British botanists. Securer (se - kur'er), n. One who or that

cans. of sedeo, to sit. See Sit.) Composed; Sedge-bird (sej'berd), n. Same as Sedgewhich secures or protects.

calm; quiet; tranquil; serene; unruffled by | warbler. Securifer (se - kū’ri- fér), n. One of the passion; undisturbed. •Countenance calm Sedged (sejd), a. Composed of flags or sedge. Securifera.

and soul sedate.' Dryden. That calm and Vaiads of the wand'ring brooks, with your Securifera (sek - ū-rif' ér-a), n. pl. [L. sedate tem per which is so necessary to con sedged crowns' Shak. securis, a hatchet, and fero, to bear.] A template truth.' Watts.

Sedge-warbler (sej' war-bl-er), n. The family of hymen

Sedately (sē - dát'li), adv. In a sedate Salicaria phragmitis of Selby, a species of opterous insects,

manner; calmly; without agitation of mind. of the section

Locke. Terebrantia,

Sedateness (sė - dát'nes), n. The state or comprehending

quality of being sedate; calmness of mind, those in which

manner, or countenance; freedom from the females have

agitation; a settled state: com posure ; a saw-shaped or

serenity; tranquillity; as, sedateness of hatchet - shaped

temper or soul; sedateness of countenance. terebra or ap

There is a particular sedateness in their conversation pendage to the

and behaviour that qualifies them for council. posterior part of

Addison abdomen,

Sedation t (sē-da'shon), n. The act of calmwhich not only

ing. Feltham. serves for the

Sedative (sed'a-tiv), a. (Fr. sédatif, from L. purpose of de

sedo, to calm. See SEDATE.) Tending to positing the eggs

calm, moderate, or tranquillize, specifically, in the stems and Securifera-Tenthredo viridis

in med. allaying irritability and irritation; other parts of diminishing irritative activity; assuaging

Sedge-warbler (Salicaria phragmitis). plants, but for

2. Part of the abdomen, show. pain.

ing the saw a 3. The saw ex. preparing a place tracted, showing

Sedative (sed'a-tiv), n. A medicine which insessorial bird of the warbler family, which

the two for their recep- blades.

allays irritability and irritation, and irrita visits this country about the middle of April tion. tive activity, and which assuages pain.

and migrates in September. It frequents the Securiform (ső-kü'ri-form), a. (L. securis, Sede, t v.i. To produce seed. Chaucer. I sedgy banks of rivers. an axe or hatchet, and forma, form.) Hav Se defendendo (sė dė-fen-den'do). (L.) In Sedgy (sej'i), a. Overgrown with sedge. ing the form of an axe or hatchet.

law, in defending himself, the plea of a Gentle Severn's sedgry bank.' Shak. Securitant (ső-kü'ri-tan), n. One who lives person charged with slaying another that Sedigitated (sé-dij'i-tät-ed), a. (L. scdigitus. in fancied security.

he committed the act in his own defence. having six fingers-sex, six, and digitus, a The sensual securitas pleases himself in the con

Sedent (se'dent), a. Sitting; inactive; quiet. finger.) Having six fingers on one or on ceits of his own peace.

Bp. Hall. Sedentarily (sed'en-ta-ri-li), adv. In a both hands. Darwin. Security (sė-kü'ri-ti), n. (Fr. sécurité, L. se

sedentary manner.

Sedilia (se-dil'i-a), n. pl. [L. sedile, a seat. In curitas. See SECURE.] 1. The state or qua- Sedentariness (sed'en-ta-ri-nes), n. The arch, stone seats for the priests in the south lity of being secure; as, (a) freedom from state of being sedentary.

wall of the chancel of many churches and care, anxiety, or apprehension; confidence Those that live in great towns ... are inclined to cathedrals. They are usually three in numof safety; hence, carelessness; heedlessness;

paleness, which may be imputed to their sedentariness ber, for the use of the priest, the deacon.

or want of motion, for they seldom stir abroad. over-confidence; negligence.

L. Addison. And you all know, security

Sedentary (sed'en-ta-ri), a. (L. sedentarius, Is mortals' chiefest enemy.


from sedens, sedentis, ppr. of sedeo, to sit; Fr. He means, my lord, that we are too remiss;

sédentaire.] 1. Accustomed to sit much or Whilst Boling broke, through our security,

to pass most of the time in a sitting posture; Grows strong and great in substance and in power.

Shak. as, a sedentary man. 'Sedentary, scholastic (6) Freedom from danger or risk; safety. sophists.' Warburton.-2. Requiring much Some .. alleged that we should have no security

sitting; as, a sedentary occupation or employfor our trade while Spain was subject to a prince of the ment.-3. Passed for the most part in sitting; Bourbon family.

Swift. as, a sedentary life.-4. Inactive; motionless; (c) Certainty: assuredness; confidence.

sluggish. Till length of years and sedenHis trembling hand had lost the ease

tary numbness craze my limbs.' Milton. Which marks security to please. Sir W. Scott.

The soul, considered abstractly from its passions, is 2. That which secures or makes safe; protec

of a rerniss, sedentary nature, slow in its resolves.

Addison. tion; defence; guard; hence, specifically, (a) Sedentary (sed'en-ta-ri), n. One of a secsomething given or deposited to make cer

tion of spiders, which remain motionless till tain the fulfilment of a promise or obliga

their prey is entangled in their web. tion, the observance of a provision, the pay

Sederunt (se - dē'runt. (Third pers. pl. ment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge.

perf. indic. of sedeo, to sit. Lit., they sat.) To lend money without security.' Shak.

A term employed chiefly in minutes of the Those who lent him money lent it on no security but meetings of courts to indicate that such his bare word.


and such members were present and com(6) A person who engages himself for the per posed the meeting: thus, sederunt A. B.,

Sedilia, Bolton Percy, Yorkshire. formance of another's obligations; one who C. D., E. F., &c., signifies that these indi. becomes surety for another.-3. An evidence viduals were present and composed the and subdeacon during part of the service of of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate meeting. The same term is also used as a high mass. of stock, or the like; as, government securi noun to signify, specifically, a sitting or Sediment (sed'i-ment), n. [Fr. sédiment. ties.

meeting of a court, but has been extended from L. sedimentum, from sedeo, to settle. Exchequer bills have been generally reckoned the

to signify a more or less formal meeting or See SEDATE.) The matter which subsides surest and most sacred of all securities. Swift

sitting of any association, society, company, to the bottom of water or any other liquid; Sedan, Sedan-chair (se-dan', se-dan'chår). or body of men.

settlings; lees; dregs. n. (From Sedan, a town in the north of

'Tis a pity we have not Burns's own account of that
"Tis a nity we have

It is not bare agitation, but the sediment at the France, where it is said to have been first long sederunt.

Prof Wilson. bottom, that troubles and defiles the water. South.


rityple pay



will yet ere shak

an objec priori of word

mifies the soart, and a dus to su drange,

Sedimentary (sed-i-ment'a-ri), a. Con. | our affections have over our seducible undertaining sediment: consisting of sediment; standings.' Glanville, formed by sediment; consisting of matter Seducingly (sē-düs'ing-li), ado. In a sethat has subsided. - Sedimentary rocks, ducing manner. rocks which have been formed by materials Seducive (sé-düs'iv), a. Seductive. Ld. deposited from a state of suspension in Lytton. (Rare.) water.

Seduction (së duk'shon), n. (L. seductio, Sedimentation (sed'i-men-ta"ahon), n. The seductionis. See SEDUCE) 1. The act of sedeposition of sediment: the accumulation of ducing, or of enticing from the path of duty; earthy sediment to form strata.

enticoment to evil; as, the seductions of There must have been a complete continuity of wealth.-2. The act or crime of persuading life, and a more or less complete continuity of sedi. a female, by flattery or deception, to surmentation, from the Laurentian period to the present

render her chastity. day.

H. A. Nicholson.

A woman who is above flattery, and despises all Sedition (sé-di'shon), n. (L. seditio, sedi praise but that which flows from the approbation of tionis, & dissension, discord, sedition--sed, her own heart, is, morally speaking, out of reach of for u, apart, and itio, itionis, a going, from


Richardson. eo, itum, to go-lit. a going apart. The word Seductive (sē-duk’tiv), a. Tending to seduce bas nothing to do with sedeo, to sit.) A or lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering factious commotion in a state, not amount. appearances. 'Soft seductive arts.' Langing to an insurrection; or the stirring up of horne. such & commotion, a rousing of discon

| Seductively (sé-duk’tiv-li), adv. In a seductent against government and disturbance tive manner. of public tranquillity, as by inflammatory Seductress (sé-duk'tres), n. A female sespeeches or writings; acts or language tend ducer; a female who leads astray. ing to breach of the public peace; as, to be Sedulity (sē-dü'li-ti), n. [L, sedulitas. See guilty of sedition; to stir up a sedition; a do SEDULOUS.) The quality or state of being cument full of sedition. Sedition, which is sedulous; diligent and assiduous applicanot strictly a legal term, comprises such tion; constant attention; unremitting inoffences against the state as do not amount dustry. to treason. It is of the like tendency with

Let there be but the same propensity and bent of

will to religion, and there will be the same sedulily treason, but without the overt acts which

and indefatigable industry in men's inquiries into it. are essential to the latter. Thus there are

South. seditious assemblies, seditious libels, &c., Sedulous (sed'ū-lus), a. (L. sedulus, from as well as direct and indirect threats and the root of sedeo, to sit; as assiduous, from acts amounting to sedition; all of which are assideo.) Lit, sitting close to an employpunishable as misdemeanours by fine and ment; hence, assiduous; diligent in appliimprisonment.

cation or pursuit; constant, steady, and And he released unto them him that for sedition persevering in business, or in endeavours to and murder was cast into prison. Luke xxiii. 25. effect an object; steadily industrious. The -Insurrection, Sedition, Rebellion, &c. See sedulous bee.' Prior. INSURRECTION.

What signifies the sound of words in prayer without Seditionary (Bé-di'shon-a-ri), n. An inciter the affection of the heart, and a sedulons application or promoter of sedition. Bp. Hall.

of the proper means that may lead us to such an end?

Sir R. L'Estrange. Seditious (sé-di'shus), a. (Fr. &éditieux, L.

Sedulously (sed'ü-lus-li), adv. In a seduseditiosus) 1. Pertaining to sedition; par

lous manner; assiduously; industriously; taking of the nature of sedition; tending

diligently; with constant or continued apto excite sedition; as, seditious behaviour;

plication. Sedulously think to meliorate editious strife; seditious words or writings.

thy stock.' J. Philips 2. Exciting or aiding in sedition : guilty of

Sedulousness (sed'ú-lus-nes), n. The state sedition; as, seditious persons.

or quality of being sedulous; assiduity; asSeditiously (sé-di'shus-li), adv. In a sedi.

siduousness; steady diligence; continued tious manner; with tumultuous opposition

industry or effort. to law; in a manner to violate the public peace. Such sectaries as ... do thus sedi

By their sedulousness and their erudition they discovered difficulties.

Boyle. tiously endeavour to disturb the land.' Bp.

Sedum (sē'dum). n. (From L. sedeo. to sit. Bancroft Seditiousness (sé-di'shus-nes), n. The state

The plants are found growing upon stones, or quality of being seditious; the disposition

rocks, walls, and roofs of houses.) A genus

of plants, nat, order Crassulaceae. It comto excite popular commotion in opposition

prises about 120 species of succulent herbs, to law: or the act of exciting such commotion; factious turbulence.

erect or prostrate, with opposite, alternate,

or whorled leaves, and usually cymose Sedrat (sed'rát), n. In Mohammedan myth. the lotus-tree which stands on the right side

white, yellow, or pink flowers. They are of the invisible throne of Allah. Each seed

inhabitants of the temperate and colder of its fruit contains a houri, and two rivers

parts of the earth, and are often found in issue from its roots. Innumerable birds

dry, barren, rocky, or arid situations, where carol in its branches, which exceed in width

nothing else will grow. Many of them are the distance between heaven and earth, and

British, and a number of the foreign species numberless angels rest in their shade.

are cultivated in our gardens. The British

species are known by the common name of Seduce (sé-düs'), ot, pret. & pp. seduced ; ppr. seducing. (L. seduco-se, apart, and

stonecrop. The leaves of S. Telephium were dua, to lead.] 1. To draw aside or entice

sometimes eaten as a salad, and the roots

were formerly in request as a remedy in frorn the path of rectitude and duty in any

hæmorrhoids and other diseases. S. acre manner, as by promises, bribes, or other

(acrid stonecrop or wall - pepper) was forwise; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to lead

merly much used as a remedy in scorbutic austray: to corrupt.

diseases. When applied to the skin it proMe the gold of France did not seduce. Shak.

duces vesication, and when taken internally In the latter times some shall depart from the

it causes vomiting. S. album, or white faith, giving heed to seducing spirits. Tim. iv, 1.

stonecrop, was also formerly used in mediSpecifically-2. To entice to a surrender of

cine, and eaten cooked, or as a salad. chastity.

See (sē), n. (Formerly also se, sca, from Seducement (se-dūs'ment). n. 1. The act

0.Fr. se, sed, from L. sedes, a seat.] 1. The of seducing; seduction. -- 2. The means em

seat of episcopal power; the diocese or jurisployed to seduce; the arts of flattery, false

diction of a bishop or archbishop; as, the hood, and deception.

see of Durham; an archiepiscopal see.-2. The Her hero's dangers touched the pitying power,

authority of the pope; the papal court; as, The nymph's seducements, and the magic bower.


to appeal to the see of Rome. ---3. A seat of Seducer (bë-düs'ér). n. 1. One that seduces; power generally; a throne. one that by temptation or arts entices an Jove laugh'd on Venus from his soverayne see.

Sponser, other to depart from the path of rectitude and duty: pre-eminently, one that by flat

| See (se), v.t. pret, saw; pp. seen. (A. Sax.

seón, contr. for seahan, to see; pret. seah, tery, promises, or falsehood, persuades a

I saw, edwon, we saw, pp. gesewen, cog. female to surrender her chastity.

Icel. sjá, to see, sé, I see; Dan see, D. zien, Grant it me, o king; otherwise a seducer flourishes,

Goth, saihuan, G. sehen--to see. The root And a poor maid is undone.


evidently had a final guttural, and some 2 That which leads astray: that which en

connect see with L sequor, to follow, or tices to evil.

with seco, secare, to cut.] 1. To perceive by He whose firm faith no reason could rernove.

the eye; to have knowledge of the existence W mele before that soft seducer, love. Drydent.

and apparent qualities of objects by the Seducible (8ė-düs'i-bl), a. Capable of being

organs of sight; to behold. seduced or drawn aside from the path of

I will now turn aside and see this great sight. rectitude; corruptible. "The power which

Ex iii. 3.

2. To perceive mentally; to form a conception or idea of: to observe; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend.

All will come to nought,
When such bad dealing must be seen in thought.

Shak, 3. To regard or look to; to take care of; to give attention to; to attend, as to the execution of some order or to the performance of something. See the lists and all things fit.' Shak. Lend me thy lantern, to see my gelding in the stable.

Shak. See that ye fall not out by the way. Gen. xlv. 24. Give them first one simple idea, and see that they fully comprehend it before you go any further.

Locke. 4. To wait upon; to attend; to escort; as, to see a lady home.-5. To have intercourse or communication with; to meet or associate with.

The main of them may be reduced ... to an im. provement in wisdom and prudence, by sering men and conversing with people of different tempers and customs.

Locke. 6. To call on; to visit; to have an interview with; as, to go to see a friend.

Come, Casca, you and I will yet ere day

See Brutus at his house. 7. To feel; to suffer; to experience; to know by personal experience. If a man keep my saying he shall never see death.

Jn. viii. 51.
When remedies are past the griefs are ended
By seeing the worst.

Shak. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years in which we have seen evil.

Ps. xc, 15. Seen was formerly used as an adjective in the sense of skilful, familiar by frequent use or practice, versed, accomplished. "A schoolmaster well seen in music.' Shak.

A gentleman ... extraordinarily seen in divers strange mysteries.' Beau. & Fl.

Noble Boyle, not less in nature seen.' Dryden.

Sir James Melvil was too well seen in courts to have used this language.

Bp. Hurd. - To see out, to see or hear to the end : to stay or endure longer than.

I had a mind to see him ou, and therefore did not care to contradict him.

Addison. I have heard him say that he could see the Dundee people out any day, and walk home afterwards with. out staggering.

Dickens. --God you see or God him see, may God keep you or him in his sight.-See, Perceive, Ob. serve. Simply to see is often an involuntary, and always a mechanical act; to perceive implies generally or always the intelligence of a prepared mind. Observe implies to look at for the purpose of noticing facts connected with the object or its properties. See (se), v.. 1. To have the power of perceiving by the proper organs, or the power of sight; as, some animals are able to see best in the night.

Though neither eyes nor ears, to hear nor see,

Yet should I be in love by touching thee. Shak. 2. To have intellectual sight or apprehension: to perceive mentally; to penetrate; to discern; to understand: often with through or into; as, to see through the plans or policy of another; to see into artful schemes and pretensions.

I see into thy end, and am almost
A man already.

Shak. Many sagacious persons will . : . see through all our fine pretensions.

Tillotson. 3. To examine or inquire; to distinguish; to consider.

See now whether pure fear and entire cowardice doth not make thee wrong this virtuous gentlewoman to close with us.

Shak 4. To be attentive; to pay attention; to take heed; to take care. Be silent, let's see further.' Shak.

Mark and perform it, see'st thou; for the fail
Of any point in't shall not only be
Death to thyself but to thy lewd-tongued wife.

Shak. -To see to, (a) to look at; to behold. 'An altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to.' Josh. xxii. 10. [Obsolete in this sense.) (b) To be attentive to; to look after; to take care of. She herself had seen to that.' Tennyson.

I will go and purse the ducats straight,
See to my house, left in the fearful guard
Or an unthrifty knave.

Skak. -To see about a thing, to pay some attention to it; to consider it. See to it, look well to it: attend; consider; take care. -Let me see, let us see, are used to express consideration, or to introduce the particular consideration




of a subject. See is used imperatively, or Seed-crusher (sēd krush-er). n. An instru tonic tongues: Icel, sækja, Dan. söge, Sw. as an interjection, to call the attention of ment for crushing seed for the purpose of söka, D. zoeken, G. suchen, Goth. sókjan. In others to an object or a subject, signifying expressing oil.

English an original o has been changed to lo! look! behold! as, See, see, how the bal Seed - down (sēd'doun ), n. The down on e by umlaut. (See RECK.) The root is probloon ascends! vegetable seeds.

ably the same as in L sequor, to follow See what it is to have a poet in your house! Pope. Seeded (sēd'ed), p. and a. 1. Bearing seed; (whence consequence, &c.). Beseech is from

hence, matured; full-grown, 'Seeded pride. seek, with prefix be-] 1. To go in search or See (se), interj. Lo! look! observe! behold!

Shak. The silent seeded meadow-grass. quest of; to look for; to search for; to take See the verb intransitive.

Tennyson.-2. Sown; sprinkled with seed. -- pains to find : often followed by out. To Seet (se), n. The sea. Chaucer.

3. In her. represented with seeds of such or seek me out.' Shak. Seed (sed). n (A. Sax. sed. from sdwan, to

such a colour: said of roses, lilies, &c., when The man asked nim, saying, What seekest thou ? sow: common to all the Teutonic tongues.

bearing seeds of a tincture different to the And he said, I seek my brethren. Gen. xxxvii. 15, 16, See Sow.) 1. The impregnated and maflower itself.

For 'tis a truth well known to most, tured ovule of a plant, which may be deSeeder (sēd'ér), n. One who or that which

That whatsoever thing is lost, fined as a body within the pericarp, and

We seek it, ere it come to light, Sows or plants seeds. containing an organized embryo, which on

A field for raising

In every cranny but the right.
Seed -field (sēd'feld), n.

Corvper, being placed in favourable circumstances is

seed. The seed-field of Time.' Carlyle. 2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to developed, and converted into an individual

| Seed-garden (sēd'gär-den), n. A garden for try to gain. similar to that from which it derived its raising seed.

The young lions roar after their prey, and seek origin. The reproductive bodies of flowerSeed-grain (sēd'grán), n. Seed-corn; that their meat from God.

Ps. civ. 21. less plants, such as sea-weeds and mush

from which anything springs. The primary Others tempting him, sought of him a sign. rooms, differ in structure and in their mode seed-grain of the Norse Religion.' Carlyle.

Luke xi. 16. of germination, and are not considered as Seediness (sēd'i-nes), n. State or quality

3. To go to; to resort to; to have recourse true seeds, but are named sporules. The of being seedy; shabbiness; state of being

to. seed is attached to the placenta by a small miserable, wretched, or exhausted. (Colloq.]

Seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal. Amos v. 5. pedicel or umbilical cord. In some plants A casual visitor might suppose this place to be a

And hast thou sought thy heavenly home, temple dedicated to the Genius of Seediness.

Our fond dear boy?' . M. Moir.

Dickens. 4. To aim at; to attempt; to pursue as an What is called seediness, after a debauch, is a plain

object; to strive after; as, to seek a person's proof that nature has been outraged, and will have her penalty.

Prof. Blackie.

life or his ruin. What I seek, my weary

travels' end.' Shak. Often governing an Seed-lac (sēd'lak). See LAO. Seed - leaf (sed'léf), n. In bot. the primary

infinitive; as, to seek to do one harm. leaf, or leaf developed from a cotyledon.

A thousand ways he seeks

To mend the hurt that his unkindness marr'd. Seed-leap (sēd'lēp), n. Same as Seed-lip.

Shak. Seedling (sēd'ling), n. A plant reared from 5. To search. the seed, as distinguished from one propa

Have I sought every country far and near, gated by layers, buds, &c.

And, now it is my chance to find thee out. Shak, Seedling (sēd'ling), a. Produced from the

Seek (sek), v.i. 1. To make search or inquiry;
seed; as, a seedling pansy.
Seed-lip, Seed-lop (sēd'lip, sēd'lop), n. (A.

to endeavour to make discovery.
Various forms of Seeds.
Sax. sæd-leap, a seed-basket-sud, seed, and

I'll not seek far... to find thee 1, Eschscholtzia californica. 2, Corn Blue-bottle

An honourable husband.

Shak. leap, a basket. A vessel in which a sower (Centaurea Cyanus). 3. Oxalis rosea. 4. Opium Poppy carries the seed to be dispersed. [Provin

Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. (Papaver somniferum). 5. Stellaria media. 6, Sweet.

Is. xxxiv, 16. william (Dianthus barbatus). 7. Foxglove (Digitacial English.) Called also Seed-leap.

2. To endeavour: to make an effort or atlis purpurea). 8, Saponaria calabrica. Seed -lobe (sēd'lõb), n. In bot. a seed-leaf :

tempt; to try.--3. To use solicitation. a cotyledon.

Ask and it shall be given you, scek and ye shall this pedicel is usually expanded, and rising Seedness t (sēd'nes), M Seed-time.


Mat. vii. 7. round the seed forms a partial covering to

Blossoming time

-To seek after, to make pursuit of; to atit, named the arillus, as in the nutmeg, in That from the seedness the bare fallow brings

tempt to find or take.

To teeming foison. which it constitutes the part called mace.


How men of merit

are sought after.' The point of attachment of the cord or Seed -oil (sēd'oil), n. A general name for

Shak.-To seek for, to

endeavour to find. podosperm is named the hilum. The seed the various kinds of oil expressed from is composed of an external skin, the testa or seeds.

The sailors sought for safety in our boat. Shak. perisperm, and a kernel or nucleus. In some Seed-pearl (sēd'perl), n. A small pearl re To seek to, t to apply to; to resort to. 1 Ki. cases the seeds constitute the fruit or valu. sembling a grain or seed in size or form. X. 24. able part of plants, as in the case of wheat Seed-plat, Seed-plot (sēd'plat, sēd'plot), n.

I will, I will once more seek to my God. H. Brooke. and other esculent grain; sometimes the | A piece of ground on which seeds are sown

-To be to seek, (a) to be at a loss; to be seeds are inclosed in the fruit, as in apples to produce plants for transplanting; a piece and melons. - 2. The fecundating fluid of of nursery ground.

without knowledge, measures, or experimale animals; semen; sperm : in this sense Seed-sheet (sēd'shết). n. The sheet con

ence. Unpractised, unprepared, and still it has no plural.-3. That from which any. taining the seed which a sower carries with

to seek.' Milton. thing springs; first principle; original; as, i him. Carlyle.

I do not think my sister so to seek, the seeds of virtue or vice. The seeds Seedsman (sēdz'man), n. 1. A person who

Or so unprincipled in virtue's book. Milton. and roots of shame and iniquity.' Shak. - deals in seeds.-2. A sower; one who scat 6) To require to be sought for; to be want. 4. Principle of production. ters seed.

ing or desiderated; as, the work is still to

The seedsman Praise of great acts he scatters as a seed. Waller.

seek. [Scarcely used now in the former Upon the slime and ooze scatters the grain,

sense.] 5. Progeny; offspring; children; descend

And shortly comes to harvest.


Seeker (sēk'er), n. 1. One that seeks: an inants; as, the seed of Abraham ; the seed of Seed-time (sēd'tīm), n. The season proper

quirer; as, a seeker of truth.-2. One that David. In this sense the word is applied to for sowing

makes application, one person or to any number collectively, While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest. and is rarely used in the plural. We, the and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day

Cato is represented as a seeker to oracles. and night, shall not cease.

Gen. viii. 22. latest seed of time.' Tennyson.

Bentley The seeds

3. One of a sect in the time of Cromwell of Banquo kings!' Shak.-6. Race; generSeed-vessel (sēd'ves-el), n. In bot. the peri

that professed no determinate religion. ation; birth. carp which contains the seeds.

Sir Henry Vane ... set up a form of religion in a Seed - wool (sēd'wul), n. A name given in Of mortal seed they were not held. Waller.

way of his own; yet it consisted rather in a withthe southern states of America to cotton drawing from all other forms than in any new or par-To run to seed. See under Run, v.i. wool not yet cleansed of its seeds.

ticular opinions or forms, from which he and his Seed ( sēd), v.i. 1. To grow to maturity, so Seedy (sēd'i), a. 1. Abounding with seeds;

party were called seekers.

Burnet. as to produce seed; as, maize will not seed running to seed.-2. Having a peculiar fla Seek-sorrow (sēk'sor-6), n. One that conin a cool climate. — 2. To shed the seed. vour, supposed to be derived from the weeds trives to give himself vexation; a self-tor. Mortimer.

growing among the vines: applied to French mentor. Sir P. Sidney. Seed (sěd). v.t. To sow; to sprinkle or sup brandy. -3. Worn-out; shabby; poor and Seel (sél), v.t. (Fr, ciller, siller, from cil, L. ply, as with seed; to cover with something miserable-looking; as, he looked seedy; a cilium, an eyelash.] 1. To close the eyes of thinly scattered; to ornament with seed-like seedy coat. (Said to be from the look of a with a thread: a term of falconry, it being decorations. A sable mantle seeded with plant whose petals have fallen off, thereby a common practice to run a thread through waking eyes.' B. Jonson.-To seed down, disclosing the naked ovary) (Colloq. )

the eyelids of a hawk, so as to keep them to sow with grass-seed.

Little Flanigan here is a little seedy, as we say

together, when first taken, to aid in making Seed - basket (sēd'bas-ket), n. In agri. a among us that practise the law. Goldsmith. it tractable. A seeled dove that mounts basket for holding the seed to be sown.

Devilish cold,' he added pettishly, 'standing at and mounts.' Bacon. Hence-2. To close. Seed-bed ( sēd'bed ), n. A piece of ground

that door, wasting one's time with such seedy vaga. as a person's eyes; to blind; to hoodwink. prepared for receiving seed.



She that so young could give out such a seeming. Seed-bud (sēd'bud), n. The germ, germen,

4. Feeling or appearing wretched, as after a To seel her father's eyes up, close as oak. Shak, or rudiment of the fruit in embryo; the debauch. (Colloq.)

Cold death ... his sable eyes did seel. Chapman. ovule.

Seeing (sē'ing), conj. Because; inasmuch Seed-cake (sēd'kāk), n. A sweet cake con

Seelt (sēl), v. i. (Comp. L.G. sielen, to lead as; since; considering; taking into account

off waters To lean; to incline to one side; taining aromatic seeds. that.

to roll, as a ship in a storm. Seed - coat (sēd'köt), n. In bot. the aril or

Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me?

Gen. xxvi. 27.

When a ship seels or rolls in foul weather, the exterior coat of a seed.

How shall they have any trial of his doctrine, breaking loose of ordnance is a thing very dangerSeed - cod (sēd'kod), n. A basket or vessel learning and ability to preach, seeing that he may ous.

Raleigh. for holding seed while the husbandman is not publickly either teach or exhort? Abp.Whitgují.

Seelt (sel), n. The rolling or agitation of a sowing it; a seed-lip. (Provincial. ] Seek (sēk), v.t. pret. & pp. sought. (O. E. seke,

ship in a storm. Seed-corn (sēd'korn), n. Corn or grain for also seche, A. Sax. sécan, sécean, to seek,

All aboard, at every seele, seed; seed-grain.

| pret. sohte, pp. 8óht. Common to the Teu-1 Like drunkards on the hatches reele. Sandys.

breaking a ships in a sto

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