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2. A thing not discovered or explained ; a called also the Snake-eater or Serpent-eater. mystery. The secrets of nature.' Shak. It is about 3 feet in length; the legs are * All secrets of the deep, all nature's works.' remarkably long, the beak is hooked, and Milton.-3. Secrecy. (Rare.)

the eyelids projecting. It has an occipital Letters under strict secret were at once written to crest of feathers, which can be raised or bishops selected from various parts of Europe.

depressed at pleasure, and which has been

Cardinal Manning fancied to resemble quill pens stuck behind 4. In the R. Cath. Ch. one of the prayers of

a person's ear; hence the name. It inhabits the mass, which is recited by the priest in

the dry and open grounds in the vicinity of so low a voice as not to be heard by the

the Cape, where it hunts serpents and other people.-5. pl. The parts which modesty

reptiles on foot, and thus renders valuable and propriety require to be concealed.-In

services. secret, in privacy or secrecy; privately.

Secretaryship (sek're-ta-ri-ship), n. The Bread eaten in secret is pleasant.' Prov.

office of a secretary. ix. 17.-Discipline of the secret, in the early

Secrete (sé-krēt'), v. t. pret. & pp. secreted; Christian church, the reserve practised con

ppr. secreting. (L. secerno, secretum. See cerning certain doctrines or ceremonies,

SECRET, a.] 1. To hide ; to conceal; to refounded on Christ's words, 'Give not that

move from observation or the knowledge of which is holy unto the dogs.'

others; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete Secrett (se'kret), v.t. To keep private; to

one's self.

Folded in the mystic mantle of tradition, or secreted Secretage (sē'kret-aj), n. In furriery, a in the forms of picturesque ceremony, or visible process in preparing or dressing furs, in through the glow of affectionate fiction, the essential

truths of Christianity found a living access to the which mercury or some of its salts is em

heart and conscience of mankind. 3. Martineau, ployed to impart to the fur the property of felting, which it did not previously possess.

2. In physiol. to separate from the circulatSecretarial (sek-re-ta'ri-al), a. Pertaining

ing fluid, as the blood, sap, &c., and elabo

rate into a new product, differing in accordto a secretary. Some secretarial, diplo

ance with the particular structure of the matic, or official training.' Carlyle. Secretariat, Secretariate (sek-rẻ-taori-at.

secreting organs, which are chiefly the sek-re-ta'ri-át), n. 1. The office of a secre

glands.

Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another tary.-2. The place or office where a secre

urea, and so on, we do not know. Carpenter. tary transacts business, preserves records,

-Conceal, Hide, Disguise, Secrete. See un&c.

der CONCEAL. Secretary (sek’rē-ta-ri), n. (L. L. secretarius,

| Secret-false (sē'kret-fals), a. Faithless in Fr. secrétaire, from L. secretus, secret; ori

secret; undetected in unfaithfulness or falseginally a confidant, one intrusted with se

hood. Shak. crets. 1. One who is intrusted with or who

Secreting (sē-krēt'ing), p. and a. Separating keeps secrets. 'A faithful secretary to her

and elaborating from the blood substances sex's foibles.' Sir W. Scott. (Rare. -2. A

different from the blood itself or from any of person employed by a public body, by a

its constituents; as, secreting glands; secret. company, or by an individual, to write

ing surfaces. letters, draw up reports, records, and the

Secretion (sė-krē'shon), n. 1. The act or prolike; one who carries on another's business

cess of secreting: (a) in animal physiol. the correspondence or other matters requiring

act or process by which substances are sepawriting.-3. A piece of furniture with con.

rated from the blood, differing from the veniences for writing and for the arrange

blood itself or from any of its constituents, ment of papers; an escritoire.-4. An officer

as bile, saliva, mucus, urine, &c. The organs whose business is to superintend and man

of secretion are of very various form and age the affairs of a particular department

structure, but the most general are those of government; a secretary of state. There

called glands. The animal secretions are are connected with the British govern

arranged by Bostock under the heads aquement five secretaries of state, viz. those

ous, albuminous, mucous, gelatinous, fibrinfor the home, foreign, colonial, war, and

ous, oleaginous, resinous, and saline. MaIndian departments. The secretary of state

gendie arranges them into three sorts: (1) for the home department has charge of the

Exhalations, which are either external, as privy signet office; he is responsible for the

those from the skin and mucous membrane, internal administration of justice, the main

and internal, as those from the surfaces of tenance of peace in the country, the super

the closed cavities of the body, and the vision of prisons, police, sanitary affairs, &c.

lungs; (2) Follicular secretions, which are The secretary for foreign affairs conducts

divided into mucous and cutaneous; and all correspondence with foreign states, ne

(3) Glandular secretions, such as milk, bile, gotiates treaties, appoints ambassadors, &c.

urine, saliva, tears, &c. Every organ and The colonial secretary performs for the colo

part of the body secretes for itself the nutrinial dependencies similar functions to those

ment which it requires. of the home secretary for the United King

(6) In vegetable

physiol. the process by which substances are dom. The secretary for war, assisted by the

separated from the sap of vegetables. The commander-in-chief, has the whole control

descending sap of plants is not merely subserof the army. The secretary for India governs

vient to nutrition, but furnishes various matthe affairs of that country with the assist

ters which are secreted or separated from its ance of a council. Each secretary of state

mass, and afterwards elaborated by particuis assisted by two under-secretaries, one

lar organs. These secretions are exceedpermanent and the other connected with

ingly numerous, and constitute the great the administration. The chief secretary for

bulk of the solid parts of plants. They have Ireland is not a secretary of state, though

been divided into-(1) General or nutritious his office entails the performance of similar

secretions, the component parts of which duties to those performed by the secretaries

are gum, sugar, starch, lignin, albumen, of state.-Secretary of embassy, or of lega

and gluten; and (2) Special or non-assimiltion, the principal assistant of an ambassa

able secretions, which may be arranged undor or envoy.-5. In printing, a kind of

der the heads of acids, alkalies, neuter prinscript type in imitation of an engrossing

ciples, resinous principles, colouring mathand.-6. The secretary-bird.

ters, milks, oils, resins, &c.-2. The matter Secretary - bird (sek'rē-ta-ri-berd), n. An

secreted, as mucus, perspirable matter, &c. Secretistt (sē'kret-ist),n. A dealer in secrets.

Those secretists, that will not part with one secret but in exchange for another.' Boyle. Secretitious (sė-kré-tish'us), a. Parted by

secretion. 'Secretitious humours.' Floyer. Secretive (sė-krē'tiv), a. 1. Causing or promoting secretion.-2. Given to secrecy or to keep secrets; as, he is very secretive; of a secretive disposition.

In England the power of the Newspaper stands in antagonism with the feudal institutions, and it is all the more beneficent succour against the secretive tendencies of a monarchy.

Emerson. Secretiveness (se-krē'tiv-pes), n. The quality of being secretive; tendency or disposi. tion to conceal; specifically, in phren. that

quality the organ of which, when largely Secretary-bird (Gypogeranus serpentarius). developed, is said to impel the individual

towards secrecy or concealment. It is situAfrican bird of prey (order Raptores), of the ated at the inferior edge of the parietal genus Gypogeranus, the G. serpentarius, bones.

Secretly(sē kret-li), adv. 1. Privately: privily; not openly; underhand; without the knowledge of others; as, to despatch a messenger secretly.

Let her a while be secretly kept in,

And publish it that she is dead indeed. Sha.. 2. Inwardly; not apparently or visibly ; latently.

Now secretly with inward grief she pind. Addison. Secretness (sē'kret-nes), n. 1. The state of being secret, hid, or concealed. — 2. The quality of keeping a secret; secretiveness. Donne. Secretory (sė-kré'to-ri), a Performing the

office of secretion; as, secretory vessels. Sect (sekt), n (Fr. secte; L. secta, from reco,

sectum, to cut.] 1. A body or number of persons who follow some teacher or leader, or are united in some settled tenets, chiefly in philosophy or religion, but constituting a distinct party by holding sentiments different from those of other men; a school; a denomination; especially, any body which separates from the established religion of a country; a religious denomination. Sects of old philosophers.' Dryden.

Slave to no sect, who takes a private road,
But looks through nature up to nature's God.

Pore. 2. Section of the community; party; faction; class; rank; order. 'Packs and sects of great ones.' Shak.

All sects, all ages smack of this vice. Shak, 3. A cutting or scion.

But we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts, whereof I take this, that you call love, to be a sect or scion, Shak. Sect (sekt), n. Sex: an incorrect usage met with in some of our early writers, and among the uneducated of our own day.

So is all her sect; an they be once in a calm they are sick.

Shas. Sectarian (sek-ta'ri-an). a. (L. sectarius, from secta. See SECT.) Pertaining to a sect or sects; peculiar to a sect; strongly or bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a sect or religious denomination; as, sectarian principles or prejudices. Men of sectarian and factious spirits.' Barrow. Sectarian (sek-ta'ri-an), n. One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school, denomination, or philosophical or religious party; especially, one of a party in religion which has separated itself from the established church, or which holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a kingdom or state. Sectarianism (sek-tā'ri-an-izm). n. The state or quality of being sectarian; the principles of sectarians; adherence to a separate religious sect or party; devotion to the interests of a party; excessive partisan or denominational zeal. Sectarianize (sek-ta'ri-an-iz), v. t. pret. & pp. sectarianized; ppr. sectarianizing. To imbue with sectarian principles or feelings. Sectarism (sek'ta-rizm), n. Sectarianism.

(Rare.) sectarist (sek'ta-rist), n. A sectary. (Rare.)

Milton was certainly of that profession or general principle in which all sectarists agree: a departure from establishment,

T. Wartor, Sectary (sek'ta-ri), n. [Fr. sectaire. See SECT.] 1. A person who separates from an established church, or from the prevailing denomination of Christians; one that belongs to a sect; a schismatic; a sectarian.

I never knew that time in England when men of truest religion were not called sectaries. Milton. 2. A follower; a pupil.

Galen, and all his sectaries affirm that fear and sadness are the true characters, and inseparable accidents of melancholy.

Chilmead. Sectatort (sek-ta'têr). n. [L] A follower; a disciple; an adherent to a sect, school, or party. Aristotle and his sectators.' Sir W. Raleigh.

The philosopher busies himself in accommodating all her (nature's) appearances to the principles of a school of which he has sworn himself the sectator.

Warourton. Sectile (sek'til), a. (L scctilis, from seco, sectum, to cut.) Capable of being cut; in mineral, a term applied to minerals, as talc, mica, and steatite, which can be cut smoothly by a knife without the particles breaking,

crumbling, or flying about. Page. Section (sek'shon), n. (L. sectio, from seco, sectum, to cut.] 1. The act of cutting or dividing: separation by cutting. The section of bodies. Wotton.-2. A part cut or separated from the rest; a division; a portion; as, specifically, (a) a distinct part or portion of a book or writing; the subdivision of a chap

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ter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; hence, the character $. often used to denote such a division. (6) A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of territory separated by geographical lines or of a people considered as distinct.

The extreme rection of one class consists of bigoted dotards, the extremne section of the other consists of shallow and reckless empirics. Macaulay. (c) In the United States, one of the portions of one square mile each into which the public lands are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township.-3. In geom. the intersection of two superficies, or of a superficies and a solid: in the former case it is a line, in the latter a surface.-4. A representation of a building or other object as it would appear it cut through by any intersecting plane, showing the internal structure; a diagram or picture showing what would appear were a part cut off by a plane passing through or supposed to pass through an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata, or the bike. Thus, in mechanical drawing, a longitudinal section usually presents the object as cut through its centre lengthwise and vertically; a cross or transverse section, as cut crosswise and vertically; and a hori2ortal section as cut through its centre horizontally.--Oblique sections are made at vari. ous angles. --5. In music, a part of a movement consisting of one or more phrases.Conic sections. See under CONIC. Sectional (sek'shon-al). a. 1. Pertaining to a section or distinct part of a larger body or territory,

Al sectional interests and party feelings, it is hoped, will hereafter yield to schemes of ambition.

Story. 2 Composed of or made up in several independent sections; as, a sectional boat; a sectional steam-boiler; a sectional dock, and the like. Sectionalism (sek'shon-al-izm), n. A feeling of peculiar interest in and affection for some particular section of a country, &c. (United States Sectionality (sek-shon-ali-ti), n. Quality

of being sectional; sectionalism. Sectionally (sek'shon-al-li), adv. In a sec

tional manner. Sectionize (sek'shon-iz), v. t. pret. & pp. sectionized; ppr. sectionizing. To form into sections. (Rare.) Sectio-planography (sek'shi-o-pla-nog'rafl). (L. sectio, & section, planum, a plane surface, and Gr. graphó, to describe.) A method of laying down the sections of engineering work, as railways, and the like. It is performed by using the line of direction laid down on the plan as a datum-line, the cuttings being plotted on the upper part, and the embankments upon the lower part of the line Sectism (sekt'izm), n. Sectarianism; devo

tion to a sect. (Rare.) Sectist (sekt'ist), n. One devoted to a sect;

a sectarian. (Rare.] Sectiuncle (sek-ti-ung kl), n. A petty sect. "Some new sect or sectiuncle.' J. Martineau. (Rare.) Sective (sek'tiv), a. Same as Sectile. Sect-master (sekt'mas-tér), n. The leader

of a sect [Rare.) Sector (sektor), n. [L, a cutter, from seco, vectrem, to cut) 1 In geom. a part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the arc: or & mixed triangle, formed by two radii and the arc of circle. Thus CBD, contained within the radii CB, CD and the arc BD, is a sector of the circle of which the arc BD is a portion. - See

Sector. tor of a sphere, the solid generated by the revolution of the sector of a circle about one of its radii, which remains fixed: or, it is the conic solid wbose vertex coincides with the centre of the sphere, and whose base is a segment of the same sphere. -2 A mathematical instrumeat so marked with lines of sines, tangents, secante, chords, &c., as to fit all radii and scales, and useful in making diagrams, laying down plans, &c. Its principal advan. tage consists in the facility with which it gives a graphical determination of propor. tional quantities. It becomes incorrect, comparatively, when the opening is great.

It consists of two rulers (generally of brass Secularize (sek'ü-lér-iz), v.t. pret, & pp.
or ivory), representing the radii of a circular secularized; ppr. secularizing. (Fr. sécu.
arc, and movable round a joint, the middle lariser. See SECULAR.] 1. To make secular;
of which forms the centre of the circle. as, (a) to convert from regular or monastic
From this centre there are drawn on the into secular; as, to secularize a monk or priest.
faces of the rulers various scales, the choice (6) To convert from religious or ecclesias-
of which, and the order of their arrange tical appropriation to secular or common
ment, may be determined by a considera use; as, the ancient abbeys were secularized.
tion of the uses for which the instrument 2. To make worldly or unspiritual.
is intended.-3. In astron. an instrument Secularly (sek'ü-lér-li), ado. In a secular
constructed for the purpose of determining or worldly manner.
with great accuracy the zenith distances of Secularness (sek'ü-ler-nes), n. The state
stars, passing within a few degrees of the or quality of being secular: a secular dis-
zenith, where the effect of refraction is position; worldliness; worldly-mindednes.
small.--Dip sector, an instrument used for Johnson.
measuring the dip of the horizon.

Secund (sē' kund), a. (L. secundus. See
Sectoral (sek'tó-ral), a. Of or belonging to SECOND.) In bot. arranged on one side only;
a sector; as, a sectoral circle. -Sectoral bar unilateral, as the leaves and flowers of Coir-
ometer, an instrument in which the height vallaria majalis.
of the mercury is ascertained by observing Secundate (së-kun'dåt). v.t. IL secundo.
the angle at which it is necessary to incline from secundus, second, prosperous.) To
the tube in order to bring the mercury to a make prosperous; to give success to; to di-
certain mark on the instrument.

rect favourably. (Rare.) Sectorial (sek-toʻri-al), a. Adapted or in- Secundation (sė -kun-da'shon), n. (See tended for cutting: said of the form of the above.) Prosperity. (Rare.) cutting teeth of certain animals, called also | Secundine (sē'kun-din), n. (Fr. secondine, scissor teeth, from their working against from second, L. secundus, from sequor, to each other like scissor-blades.

follow.) 1. In bot. the outermost but one Secular (sek'ü-ler), a. (Fr. séculaire : L. of the inclosing sacs of the ovulum, imme8cecularis, from sæculum, an age or genera diately reposing upon the primine. - 2. All tion, a century, the times, the world.) that remains in the uterus or womb after 1. Coming or observed once in an age or the birth of the offspring, that is, the placentury, or at long intervals; as, the secular centa, a portion of the umbilical cord, and games in ancient Rome.

the membranes of the ovum; the after-birth: The secular year was kept but once in a century.

generally in the plural.

Addison. Secundo-geniture (sė-kun'dó-jen"i-tür), 12. 2. Extending over, taking place in, or ac (L. secundus, second, and genitura, a be. complished during a long period of time; getting, birth, or generation.] The right of as, the secular inequality in the motion of a inheritance belonging to a second son; the heavenly body: the secular refrigeration of possessions so inherited. the globe. - 3. Living for an age or ages. The kingdom of Naples... was constituted A secular bird (the phenix).' Milton. a secundo-geniture of Spain.

Bancroft. 4. Pertaining to this present world or to

Securable (sē-kūʻra-bl), a. Capable of being things not spiritual or sacred; relating to or

secured. connected with the objects of this life solely:

Secure (sē - kūr'), a. (L. securus, without disassociated with religious teaching or

care, unconcerned, free from danger, safe principles; not devoted to sacred or religious

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

this word in a more modified form.) 1. Free education; secular music,

from fear or apprehension; not alarmed or New foes arise

disturbed by fear; confident of safety: dreadThreatening to bind our souls with secular chains.

Millon,

ing no evil; easy in mind; careless; unsusThis style (Arabesque) is almost exclusively secue pecting; hence, over-confident. Though lar. It was natural for the Venetians to imitate the Page be a secure fool.' Shak. Secure, beautiful details of the Arabian dwelling - house, foolhardy king.' Shak. “But thou, secure while they would with reluctance adopt those of the

of soul, unbent with woes.' Dryden. mosque for Christian churches.

Ruskin.

Gideon . . . smote the host, for the host was secure. 5. Not bound by monastic vows or rules ;

Judg. viii. 3. not confined to a monastery, or subject to

Confidence then bore thee on, secure the rules of a religious community; not

To meet no danger.

Millon. regular; as, a secular priest. "The clergy. [In this sense formerly often used in opposi. both secular and regular.' Sir W. Temple. tion to safe. See also SAFE. He tried to enforce a stricter discipline and greater

I was too bold; he never yet stood safe regard for morals both in the religious orders and

That stands secure.

Quarles.) the secular clergy.

Prescott. 2. Confident; relying; depending; not disSecular (sek'ü-ler), n. 1.7 One not in holy

trustful: with of orders; a layman.

It concerns the most secure of his strength to pray to The clergy thought that if it pleased the seculars it

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

Hales.

3. Free from or not exposed to danger; in a 2. An ecclesiastic not bound by monastic state of safety; safe: followed by against or rules; a secular priest.-3. A church officer. from; as, secure against attack or from an whose functions are confined to the vocal

enemy. Secure from Fortune's blows.' department of the choir.

Dryden. Formerly sometimes of Secure Secularism (sek'ü-ler-izm), n Supreme or

of thunder's crack or lightning's flash.' Shak. exclusive attention to the affairs of this life: Provision had been made for the frequent convocaspecifically, the opinions or doctrines of the tion and secure deliberations of parliament. secularists. See SECULARIST.

Macaulay. The aim of secularism is to aggrandize the present

4. Such as to be depended on; in a stable 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; man. Its great advocate is Mr. Holyoake. Fleming. Gibraltar is a secure fortress; to build on a Secularist (sek'ü-ler-ist), n. One who theo

secure foundation.-5. Certain; sure: conflretically rejects every form of religious faith

dent: with of; as, he is secure of a welcome and every kind of religious worship, and ac

reception. Of future life secure.' Dryden. cepts only the facts and influences which are

6. Resolved; determined; as, secure to die. derived from the present life; one who re

Dryden.—7. In safe custody. fuses to believe, on the authority of revela

In iron walls they deem'd me not secure. Shak, tion, in anything external to man's present ---Safe, Secure. See SAFE. state of existence; also, one who believes Secure (sē - kür'), v. t. pret. & pp. secured ; that education and other matters of civil ppr. securing. 1. To make safe or secure; policy should be conducted without the in. to guard effectually from danger; to protect; troduction of a religious element.

as, fortifications may secure a city; ships of Secularity (sek-u-lar'i-ti), n. Supreme atten war may secure a harbour. tion to the things of the present life; worldli

We'l higher to the mountain ; ness; secularism.

There secure us. Shak.
Littleness and secularity of spirit is the greatest I spread a cloud before the victor's sight,
enemy to contemplation.

7. Burnet.
Sustain'd the vanquish'd and secured his flight.

Dryden.
Secularization (sek'û-lér-iz-å"shon), n. 2. To make certain; to put beyond hazard;
The act of rendering secular, or the state of

to assure; as, good government secures to being rendered secular: the conversion from

every citizen due protection of person and sacred or religious to lay or secular posses. property: sometimes with of. sion, purposes, or uses; as, the secularization

He secures himself or a powerful advocate, of a monk: the secularization of church pro

Il'. Broome perty.

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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 (ső-kür'li), adv. 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.

temperate parts of the globe. nat. order Securement + (ső-kür'ment), n. Security;

Sedan-chair, time of George II.

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

the end of the sixteenth century, were largely from the grasses by having the stem destiSecureness (sê-kúr'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 can 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-dāt'), a. L. sedatus, from sedo, wards of sixty species are enumerated by safety; security. to calm or appease, to cause to subside,

British botanists. Securer (sė. kūr'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; unrufted 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 Naiads of the wand'ring brooks, with your Securifera (sek -ũ-rif' ér-a), n. pl. (L. sedate temper 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-ér), 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 (sē - dāt'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; composure ; 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. the abdomen,

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

ing. Feltham. serves for the

Sedative (sed'a-tiy), 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. preparing a place ing the saw a. 3. The saw ex

Sedative (sed'a-tiv), n. preparing a piace tracted, showing

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 (se-kū'ri-form), a. (L. securis, Sede,t v.i. To produce seed. Chaucer. sedgy banks of rivers. an axe or hatchet, and forma, form.] Hav Se defendendo (sē dē-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 sedgy bank.' Shak. Securitant (sê-kü'ri-tan), n. One who lives person charged with slaying another that Sedigitated (sé-dij'i-tät-ed), a. (L. sedigitus. in fancied security. he committed the act in his own defence.

having six fingers-sex, six, and digitus, a The sensual securitan pleases himself in the con. Sedent(sē'dent), a. Sitting; inactive; quiet.

finger.) Having six fingers on one or on ceits of his own peace.

B. Hall

Sedentarily (sed'en -ta-ri-li), adv. In a both hands. Darvoin. Security (sé-kū'ri-ti), nk. (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 soutlı 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. Shak. 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 Bolingbroke, 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 seden. His 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 reiniss, 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-de'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.

Alacaulay.

and such members were present and com(b) 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 indibecomes 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'chār), 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 It is not bare agitation, but the sediment at the France, where it is said to have been first long sederunt.

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Sedimentary (sed-i-ment'a-ri). a. Con our affections have over our seducible under-
taining sediment, consisting of sediment: standings.' Glanville.
formed by sediment; consisting of matter Seducingly (sé-düs'ing

v. In a se-
that has subsided. - Sedimentary rocks, ducing manner.
rocks which have been formed by materials Seducive (sė-düs'iv), a. Seductive. Ld.
deposited from a state of suspension in | Lytton. (Rare.)
water

Seduction (së duk'shon), n. [L. seductio. Sedimentation (sedi-men-tå"shon), 7. 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.

enticement to evil; as, the seductions of There must have been a complete continuity of wealth.-2. The act or crime of persuading ite, and a more or less complete continuity of sedi. a female, by Hattery or deception, to suretafien, 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, a dissension, discord, sedition-sed, her own heart, is, morally speaking, out of reach of for ac, apart, and itio, itionis, a going, from

seduction.

Richardson. eo, ihen, to go-lit. a going apart. The word Seductive (se-duktiv), a. Tending to seduce has nothing to do with sedeo, to sit.) A or lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering factions commotion in a state, not amount appearances. Soft seductive arts.' Langing to an insurrectiou; or the stirring up of horne. sach & 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 (se-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 (sé-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 applicaDot 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 treason, but without the overt acts which

will to religion, and there will be the same sedulity

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

South. seditious assemblies, seditious libels, &c., Sedulous (sed'ü-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 be 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 (sé-di'shon-a-ri), n. An inciter the affection of the heart, and a sedulous 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. séditieux, 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 veditioua strife; seditious words or writings.

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

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

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

siduousness; steady diligence; continued tions 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 difñculties.

Boyle. tionsły endeavour to disturb the land.' Bp. Bancroft

Sedum (sē'dum). n. [From L. sedeo, to sit.

The plants are found growing upon stones, Seditiousness (se-di'shus-nes), n. The state

rocks, walls, and roofs of houses.) A genus or quality of being seditious; the disposition to excite popular commotion in opposition

of plants, nat, order Crassulaceae. It comto law, or the act of exciting such commo

prises about 120 species of succulent herbs, tion: factions turbulence.

erect or prostrate, with opposite, alternate, Sedrat (sed'rát). n. In Mohammedan myth.

or whorled leaves, and usually cymose

white, yellow, or pink flowers. They are the lotas-tree which stands on the right side

inhabitants of the temperate and colder of the invisible throne of Allah. Each seed of its fruit contains a houri, and two rivers

parts of the earth, and are often found in

dry, barren, rocky, or arid situations, where issue from its roots. Innumerable birds 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 Seduce (sé-düs'). vt. pret. & pp. seduced:

species are known by the common pame of ppr. seducing. [L. seduco-se, apart, and

stonecrop. The leaves of S. Telephium were dues, to lead.) i. To draw aside or entice

sometimes eaten as a salad, and the roots from the path of rectitude and duty in any

were formerly in request as a remedy in

hæmorrhoids and other diseases. S. acre manner, as by promises, bribes, or otherwise: to tempt and lead to iniquity; to lead

(acrid stonecrop or wall - pepper) was forastray; to corrupt.

merly much used as a remedy in scorbutic

diseases. When applied to the skin it pro. Me 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. 1 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 (se), n. (Formerly also se, sea, 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.

sec 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.

Pope.

to appeal to the see of Rome.-3. A seat of Seducer (sé-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. other to depart from the path of rectitude

Sponser. and daty: pre-eminently, one that by flat

See (se), v.t. pret, saw; pp. seen. (A. Sax. tery. promises, or falsehood, persuades a

seon, contr. for seahan, to see; pret. seah, female to surrender her chastity.

I saw, súwon, we saw, pp. gesewen; cog.

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

Shah.

Goth, saihuan, G. sehen--to see. The root

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 remove,

the eye; to have knowledge of the existence Wo melt before that soft sed sacer, love. Dryden.

and apparent qualities of objects by the Sedudible (se-dús'i-bl), a Capable of being

organs of sight; to behold. Bednced 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 concep-
tion 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 exe-
cution 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 seeing 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.

Shak.
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. d 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 out, 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, Observe. 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 (së), 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 . .sce through all our fine pretensions.

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

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

Skak.
4. To be attentive; to pay attention; to take
heed; to take care. Be silent, let's see fur-
ther.' 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
Of an unthrifty knave.

Shak.
-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

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of a subject, See is used imperatively, or Seed-crusher (sēd'krush-ér), 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 i behold! as, See, sce, how the bal. Seed - down (sėd'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 Ser what it is to have a poct 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 (në), interj. Lol 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 (sé), n. The sea. Chaucer.

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

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

bearing seeds of a tincture different to the And he said, I seck 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 (sėd'ér), n. One who or that which

That whatsoever thing is lost, fined as a body within the pericarp, and Sows or plants seeds.

We seek it, ere it come to light, containing an organized embryo, which on

In every cranny but the right. Cowper. Seed-field (sed'feld), n. A field for raising 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 seee origin. The reproductive bodies of flower| Seed-grain (sēd'grån), 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 himn a sign. rooms, differ in structure and in their mode seed-grain of the Norse Religion. Ce

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. 5pedicel or umbilical cord. In some plants

And hast thou sought thy heavenly home,
A casual visitor might suppose this place to be a

Our fond dear boy!
OY

. M. Moir. temple dedicated to the Genius of Scediness.

Dickens. 4. To aim at: to attempt; to pursue as an What is called seediness, after a debauch, is a plain proof that nature has been outraged, and will have

object; to strive after; as, to seek a person's her penalty.

Prof. Blackie.

life or his ruin. What I seek, my weary

travels' end.' Shak. Often governing an Seed-lac (sēd'lak). See LAC.

infinitive; as, to seek to do one harm. Seed - leaf (sēd'lés), n. In bot, the primary leaf, or leat developed from a cotyledon,

A thousand ways he seeks

To mend the hurt that his unkindness marr'd. Seed-leap (sēd'lép), 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 (sėd'ling), a. Produced from the seed; as, a seedling pansy.

Seek (sek), v.1. 1. To make search or inquiry;

to endeavour to make discovery.
Seed-lip, Seed-lop (sēd'lip, sēd'lop), n. [A.
Various forms of Seeds.
Sax. scd-leap, a seed-basket-sæd, seed, and

I'll not seek far ... to find thee
An honourable husband.

Shak, 1, Eschscholtzia californica. 2, Corn Blue-bottle leap, a basket. A vessel in which a sower (Centaurea Cyanus). 3. Oxalis rosea. 4. Opiuin 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. cial English.) Called also Seed-leap. william (Dianthus barbatus). 7. Foxglove (Digita.

2. To endeavour: to make an effort or atlis purpurea). 8, Saponaria calabrica.

Seed -lobe (sēd'lob), n. In bot. a seed-leaf; tempt; to try.-3. To use solicitation. a cotyledon.

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

find.

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

Blossoming time

-To seek after, to make pursuit of; to at. it, named the arillus, as in the nutmeg, in That from the seedness the bare fallow brings which it constitutes the part called mace.

To teeming foison.

Shak.

tempt to find or take. "How men of merit

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

Shak. - To seek for, to

endeavour to find. podosperm is named the hilum. The seed the various kinds of oil expressed from seeds.

The sailors sought for safety in our boat. is composed of an external skin, the testa or

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 seck. (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 experiSeed-sheet (sēd' shēt), n. male animals; semen; sperm : in this sense

ence. The sheet con

Unpractised, unprepared, and still

to seek,' taining the seed which a sower carries with it has no plural.-3. That from which any.

Milton. thing springs: first principle; original; as, him. Carlyle.

I do not think my sister so to seek, the seeds of virtue or vice. The seeds Seedsman (sėdz'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 want4. Principle of production. ters seed.

ing or desiderated; as, the work is still to The seedsman

seek. (Scarcely used now in the former Praise of great acts he scatters as a seed. Waller. Upon the slime and ooze scatters the grain,

sense.) 6. Progeny: offspring: children: descend

And shortly comes to harvest.

Shak.

Seeker (sēk'ér), n. 1. One that seeks; an inants; as, the seed of Abraham : the seed of Seed-time (sēd’tim), 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 cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day

Cato is represented as a seeker to oracles. and is rarely used in the plural. “We, the

and night, shall not cease.
Gen. viii, 22.

Bentley latest seed of time.' Tennyson. 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

way of his own; yet it consisted rather in a witb. Of mortal seed they were not held. Waller.

the southern states of America to cotton drawing from all other forms than in any new or par. -To run to seed. See under Run, vi wool not yet cleansed of its seeds.

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

party were called seekers. 1. Abounding with seeds:

Surret, As to produce seed; as, maize will not seed running to seed.-2. Having a peculiar fla- | Seek-sorrow (sēk'sor-o), 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-torMortimer.

growing among the vines: applied to French mentor. Sir P. Sidney. Seed (sd). v.t. To sow; to sprinkle or sup.

brandy. - 3. Worn-out; shabby; poor and Seel (sel). 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 (sód'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. bonds.

Dickens. prepared for receiving seed.

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

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

Cold death ... his sable eyes did seed. Chapmax. ovule. Seeing (sē'ing), conj. Because; inasmuch

Seelt (sel), v. i. [Comp. L. G. sielen, to lead Seed-cake (sed'kåk). n. A sweet cake conas; since; considering; taking into account

off water.) To lean; to incline to one side; taining aromatic seeds.

to roll, as a ship in a storm. Seed - coat (séd’kot), n

Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me?
In bot the aril or

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 danger. Seed - cod (sed kod). n. A basket or vessel learning and ability to preach, seeing that he may for holding seed while the husbandman is not publickly either teach or exhort? Abp.Whitgiji.

Seelt (sel), n. The rolling or agitation of a sowing it; a seed-lip. (Provincial)

Seek (sēk), v. t. pret. & pp. sought. (0.E. seke, ship in a storm. Seed-corn (sed'korn), n. Corn or grain for also seche, A. Sax. secan, sécean, to seek,

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

| pret sóhté, pp. sóht. Common to the Teu-1 Like drunkards on the hatches reek. Semoga

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