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sense and the affects of any one part of the body in. stantly make a transcursion throughout the whole.

Bacon. 3. Perception by the mind; apprehension through the intellect; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation; feel. ing. Basilius, having the quick sense of a lover.' Sir P. Sidney. Having sense of beauty.' Shak.

Have they any sense of what they sing? Tennyson. 4. Moral perception; consciousness; conviction; as, to have a sense of wrong, a sense of shame. Tennyson.

Some are so hardened in wickedness as to have no sense of the most friendly offices. Sir R. L'Estrange. 5. Sound perception and reasoning; correct reason; good mental capacity; understand ing; as, a man of sense. Lost the sense that handles daily life.' Tennyson. Irnmodest words admit of no desence, For want of decency is want of sense. Roscommon. Yet, if he has sense but to balance a straw, He will sure take the hint from the picture I draw

Smollett. 6. Perceptive faculties in the aggregate; faculty of thinking and feeling: mind. Did all confound her sense.' Tennyson,

Are you a man? have you a soul or sense! Shak. 7. That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.

The municipal council of the city had ceased to speak the sense of the citizens. Macaulay. 8. Meaning: import; signification; as, the true sense of a word or phrase; a literal or figurative sense.

When a word has been used in two or three senses, and has made a great inroad for error, drop one or Lwo of those senses, and leave it only one remaining,


their freedom from bitterness. Senna is a general and efficient laxative in cases of oceasional or habitual constipation. Given alope it occasions griping and nausea; it is therefore best administered with aromatics or with Dentral larative salts, which at the same time increase its activity. It is used in dyspepsia and in febrile and inflaminatory diseases; but, as it is sometimes drastic, it must be avoided when the alimentary canal is inuch affected - Bladder

1481YS anna, the Colutea arborescens, a native of the south of Europe, and em- Senna (Cassin lanceolata). ployed to adulterate blant-leaved senna - Scorpion senna, the Coronilla Emnerus, & native of the south of Barope. The leaves are purgative and drastic, but are inconvenient on account of their

griping effects. Sennachy (sen'na-chi), n. Same as Sean

Sennett (sen'net), n. (Probably from L.
signum, a signal.] A particular set of notes
on a trumpet or cornet, different from a
flourish. The word occurs chiefly in the
stage directions of old plays. Variously
written Sennit, Senet, Synnet, Cynet, Sig-
met, au Signate.
Se night (sen'nít), th (Contr. from seven-
night, as fortnighe from fourteernight.) The
epace of seven nights and days; a week.
11 the interin be but a se'nnight, Time's pace is so

That it seems the length of seven year. Shak.
My love for Nature is as old as 1 :
But thirty moons, one honeymoon to that,
And three rich se'nnifits inore, my love for her.

Tennyson. Sennit (Ben'nit), n. (From seven and knit.) Naut a sort of flat braided cordage used for various purposes, and formed by plaiting rope-yarns or spun-yarn together. Senocular (se-nok'ü-lér), a. (L. seni, six each, from I, six, and oculus, the eye.) Having sis eyes.

Most animals are binocular, spiders octonocular, and some ferorular.

Der han.
Señor (nen-yör), n. A Spanish title or form
of address, corresponding to the English
Mr. or sir, a gentleman.
Señora (sen-yo'ra), n. The feminine of

Sehur; madame or Mrs.; a lady.
Sensate, Sensatedt (sens'át, sens'āt-ed), a.

Perceived by the senses.
Sensatet (Bens'ât), 1.1. To have perception
ut, as an object of the senses; to apprehend
by the senses or understanding.
Sensation (sen-si'shon), n (Fr, sensation.
frora L L sensatio, sensationis, from L. sen-
tia, eonsum, to feel, hear, see, &c., to per-
ceive. See SENSE) 1. The effect produced on
the sensorium by something acting on the
hodily organs; an impression made upon
the mind through the medium of one of the
organs of sense, feeling produced by exter-
nal objects, or hy some change in the inter-
nal state of the body; a feeling; as, a sen-
sation of light, heat, heaviness, &c Sensa-
tions are conveyed by means of nerves to
the brain or sensorium. An impression pro-
duced by something external to the body is
sometimes spoken of as an external sensa-
tion; when it proceeds from some change
taking place within the living system, and
arising from its own actions, it is termed an
internal sensation; thus the impression
communicated to the mind by the effect of
light on the retina, and the painful sensa-
tion produced by a blow, are external sen-
sations; the feeling of hunger and of rest-
Isness are internal sensations. The exter-
Dal orkans by which those impressions which
caune sensations are primarily received are
called the organs of the senses; these are
the eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue, pa-
late, &c., which constitute the organ of
taste, and the extremities of nerves, dis-
perted under the common integuments,
which give rise to the common sensation,
feeling or touch. In addition to these, ac-
cording to Professor Bain, 'the feelings con-
Deeted with the movements of body, or the
action of the muscles, have come to be re-

cognized as a distinct class, differing mate-
rially from the sensations of the five senses.
They have been regarded by soine metaphy-
sicians as proceeding from a sense apart, a
sixth or muscular sense, and have accord-
ingly been enrolled under the general head
of sensations. That they are to be dealt
with as a class by themselves, as much so as
sounds or sights, the feelings of affection,
or the emotions of the ludicrous, is now
pretty well admitted on all hands.-2. The
power of feeling or receiving impressions
through organs of sense; as, inorganic
bodies are devoid of sensation,

This great source of most of the ideas we have,
depending wholly upon our senses, and derived by
them to the understanding, I call sensation. Locke
3. Agreeable or disagreeable feelings occa-
sioned by causes that are not corporeal or
material, purely spiritual or psychical affec-
tions; as, sensations of awe, sublimity, ridi.
cule, novelty, &c.-4. A state of excited in-
terest or feeling; as, to create a sensation.

The sensation caused by the appearance of that
work is still remembered by many Brougham,
5. That which produces sensation or excited
interest or feeling. The greatest sensation
of the day; the grand incantation scene of
the Freischütz,' Times newspaper.-6. Only
as much of anything as can be perceived by
the senses; a very small quantity; as, a sen-
sation of brandy. (Slang. )- The word is
often used as an adjective in the sense of
causing excited interest or feeling; as, sen-
sation novels, drama, oratory, &c. - Sensa.
tion novels, novels that produce their effect
by exciting and often improbable situa-
tions, by taking as their groundwork some
dreadful secret, some atrocious crime, or
the like, and painting scenes of extreme
peril, high-wrought passion, &c.
Sensational (sen-sa'shon-al), a. 1. Having
sensation; serving to convey sensation; sen-
tient. Dunglison.-2. Relating to or imply-
ing sensation or perception by the senses.

He whose eye is so refined by discipline that he
can repose with pleasure upon the serene outline of
beautiful form has reached the purest of the sensa.
tional raptures.

F.W. Robertson.
3. Producing sensation or excited interest or
emotion; as, a sensational novel. - 4. Per-
taining to sensationalism.

Are we then obliged to give in our adherence to
the sensational philosophy

Sensationalism (sen-sa'shon-al-izm), n. In
ametaph. the theory or doctrine that all our
ideas are solely derived through our senses
or sensations; sensualism.
Sensationalist (sen-sâ'shon-al-ist), n. In
metaph. a believer in or upholder of the
doctrine of sensationalism or sensualism.
Sometimes used adjectivally.

Accordingly we are not surprised to find that Locke
was claimed as the founder of a sensationalist school,
whose ultimate conclusions bis calm and pious mind
would have indignantly repudiated...: We con-
sider this on the whole a less objectionable term than
'sensualist' or 'sensuist;' the latter word is uncouth,
and the former, from the things which it connotes, is
hardly fair.

Sensationary (sen-sā'shon-a-ri), n. Possess-

ing or relating to sensation; sensational.
Sense (sens), n. (L. Sensus, sensation, a sense,
from gentio, sensum, to perceive by the
senses (whence sentence, consent, dissent,
assent, &c.)] 1. One of the faculties by which
man and the higher animals perceive exter-
nal objects by means of impressions made on
certain organs of the body. The senses enable
us to become acquainted with some of the
conditions of our own bodies, and with cer-
tain properties and states of external things,
such as their colour, taste, odour, size, form,
density, motion, &c. A sense is exercised
through a specialized portion of the ner-
vous system, capable of receiving only one
series or kind of impressions. T'he senses
are usually spoken of as being five in num-
ber, namely, sight, hearing, taste, smell,
and touch; and each of them is exercised in
the recognition of an impression conveyed
along some nerve to the brain. Some phy-
siologists, however, recognize a sixth or
muscular sense arising from the sensitive
department of the fifth pair and the com-
pound spinal nerves. (See under SENSA-
TION.) Others again treat of a seventh or
visceral sense, a term which they apply to
the instinctive sensations arising from the
ganglionic department of the nervous sys-
tem. -2. Perception by the senses or bodily
organs; sensation ; feeling. Burn out the
sense and virtue of mine eye.' Shak.

In a living creature, though never so great, the


-Common sense. See under COMMON. Senset (sens), v. t. To perceive by the senses.

Is be sure that objects are not otherwise sensed by others than they are by him?

Glanville. Sensefult (sens'ful), a. Reasonable; judicious. 'Hearkening to his senseful speech.' Spenser. Senseless (sens'les),a. 1. Destitute of sense: having no power of sensation or perception; incapable of sensation or feeling; insensible; as, the body when dead is senseless : but a limb or other part of the body may be senseless when the rest of the body enjoys its usual sensibility. The ears are senseless that should give us bearing,

Shak. 2. Wanting feeling, sympathy, or appreciation; without sensibility.

The senseless grave feels not your pious sorrows. 3. Contrary to reason or sound judgment; ill-judged; unwise; foolish; nonsensical.

They would repent this their senseless perverseness when it would be too late. Clarendon. 4. Wanting understanding; acting without sense or judgment; foolish; stupid.

They were a senseless stupid race. Swift. Senselessly (sens'les-li). adv. In a senseless manner; stupidly; unreasonably; as, a man senselessly arrogant Locke. Senselessness (sens'les-nes). n. The state or quality of being senseless; as, (a) want of sensation, perception, or feeling. A gulf, a void, a sense of senselessness.' Shelley. (6) Want of judgment or good sense; unreasonableness; folly; stupidity; absurdity. 'Stupidity and senselessness.' Hales. Sensibility (sens-i-bil'i-ti). 12. (Fr. sensi. bilité, from sensible.] 1. The state or quality of being sensible or capable of sensation ; that power which any organ or tissue of the body has of causing changes inherent in or excited in it to be perceived and recognized by the mind; as, a frozen limb loses its sensibility. 2. Capacity to feel or perceive in general; specifically, the capacity of the soul to exercise or to be the subject of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; the capacity of being impressed with such sentiments as those of sublimity, awe, wonder, &c. - 3. Peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful: delicacy or keenness of feeling:quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to praise or blanie; a man of exquisite sensibility.

Modesty is a kind of quick and delicate feeling in the soul : it is such an exquisite sensibility as warns a woman to shun the first appearance of everything hurtful.

Addison The true lawgiver ought to have a heart full of sensibility.

In this sense used frequently in the plural.

"Twere better to be born a stone,
of ruder shape, and feeling none,
Than with a tenderness like mine
And sensibilities so fine.


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4. Experience of sensations; actual feeling. sensitive appetite.' Dryden. The sensitive Sensus, sense.] 1. A general name given to Burke, -5. That quality of an instrument faculty.' Ray. - 2. Having feelings easily the brain or to any series of nerve-centres which makes it indicate very slight changes excited; having feelings keenly susceptible in which impressions derived from the ex. of condition; delicacy; sensitiveness; as, the of external impressions; readily and acutely ternal world become localized, transformed sensibility of a balance or of a thermometer. affected; of keen sensibility; as, the most into sensations, and thereafter transferred Sensible (sens'i-bl), a. (Fr. sensible, from sensible men are the least sensitive.

by reflex action to other parts of the body L sensibilis, from sensus. See SENSE.)

She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny.

The term has been sometimes specially ap1. Capable of being perceived by the senses;


plied to denote the series of organs in the apprehensible through the bodily organs; 3. In physics, easily affected or moved; as, a

brain connected with the reception of specapable of exciting sensation. sensitive balance; a sensitive thermometer.

cial impressions derived from the organs of Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible 4. In chem, and photog, readily affected by

sense. Thus the olfactory and optic lobes, To feeling as to sight? Or art thou but the action of appropriate agents; as, iodized

the auditory and gustatory ganglia, &c, A dagger of the mind, a false creation Shak.

paper is sensitive to the action of light form parts of the typical sensorium in this Air is sensible to the touch by its motion. Arbuthnot. 5. Serving to affect the senses; sensible. "A

latter sense. The older physiologists held 2. Perceptible to the mind; making an imlove of some sensitive object. Hammond.

the theory of a sensorium cornmune which pression on the reason or understanding; [Rare. 1-6. Pertaining to the senses or to

extended throughout the whole nervous keenly felt. sensation; depending on sensation; as, sen

system. -- 2. The term formerly applied to The disgrace was more sensible than the pain. sitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

an ideal point in the brain where the soul Sir W. Temple. -Sensitive flames, flames which are easily

was supposed to be more especially located 3. Capable of sensation; having the capacity affected by sounds, being made to lengthen

or centralized; according to Descartes a of receiving impressions from external ob

out or contract, or change their form in small body near the base of the brain called jects; capable of perceiving by the senses various ways. The most sensitive flame

the pineal gland. or bodily organs; as, the eye is sensible to

is produced in burning gas issuing from a Senbory (sen'so-ri), a. Relating to the senlight.

small taper jet. Such a flame will be affected sorium; as, sensory ganglia; sensory nerves. I would that your cambric were as sensible as your

by very small noises, as the ticking of a Sensory (sen' so-ri), 12. finger, that you might leave pricking it for pity. Shak.

1. Same as Sensowatch held near it or the clinking of coins rium, 1. 4. Capable of emotional influences; emo

100 feet off. The gas must be turned on so Is not the sensory of animals the place to which the tionally affected. If thou wert sensible of that the flame is just at the point of roaring.

sensitive substance is present, and into which the sen. courtesy.' Shak. 'Sensible of wrong.' Dry

sible species of things are carried through the nerves of den. _5. Very liable to impression from -Sensitive plant. See SENSITIVE-PLANT.

the brain,that there they may be perceived by their imSensitive t (sens'i-tiv), n. Something that without; easily affected; sensitive. With

mediate presence to that substance. Sir I. Newton. feels; sensorium. affection wondrous sensible.' Shak.-6. Per

2. One of the organs of sense. Sensitively (sens'i-tiv-li), adv. ceiving or having perception either by the

In a sensitive manner. Hammond.

That we all have double sensories,two eyes, two ears, senses or the intellect; perceiving so clearly

is an effectual confutation of this atheistical sophism. Sensitiveness (sens'i-tiv-nes), n. The state as to be convinced; cognizant; satisfied;

Berticy. of being sensitive or easily affected by ex. Sensual (sen'sů-al), a. (L. sensualis, from persuaded.

ternal objects, events, or representations; sentio, sensum, to perceive by the senses. I do not say there is no soul in man because he is not the state of having quick and acute sensi See SENSE.) 1. Pertaining to, consisting in, sensible of it in his sleep; but I do say he cannot think at any time, waking or sleeping, without being sensible

bility to impressions upon the mind and or affecting the senses or bodily organs of of it.


perception. They were now sensible it would have been better to Sensitive-plant (sens'i-tiv-plant), n. A

Far as creation's ample range extends comply than to refuse.

Addison. name given to several plants which display The scale of sensual, mental pow'rs ascends. Pope. 7. Easily or readily moved or affected by movements of their leaves in a remarkable

2. Relating to or concerning the body, in disnatural agents; capable of indicating slight degree, not only under the influence of light

tinction from the spirit; not spiritual or changes of condition; sensitive; as, a senand darkness, but also under mechanical and

intellectual ; carnal; fleshly. Jas. iii. 15; sible thermometer or balance.--8. Possessother stimuli. The common sensitive plant

Jude 19. ing or containing sense, judgment, or rea

is a tropical American leguminous annual son; endowed with or characterized by good

The greatest part of men are such as prefer ... that of the genus

good which is sensual before whatsoever is divine. or common sense; intelligent; understand. Mimosa (M. pu

Hooker ing: reasonable; judicious; as, a sensible dica). It is a

3. Pertaining to or consisting in the gratifman: a sensible proposal. "To be now a low plant, with

cation of sense or the indulgence of appesensible man, by and by a fool.' Shak. - white flowers

tite; luxurious; lewd; voluptuous; devoted Sensible note or tone, in music, the seventh disposed in

to the pleasures of sense and appetite. note of any diatonic scale: so termed because, heads, which are

No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from being but a semitone below the octave or rendered some.

that in which sensual men place their felicity. key-note, and naturally leading up to that, what conspicu

Allerbury ous it makes the ear sensible of its approaching


4. Pertaining, relating, or peculiar to sen50

the sound. Called also the Leading Note. length

alism as a philosophical doctrine.

of the Sensible t (sens'i-bl), n. 1. Sensation; sensi


Sensualism (sen'sů-al-izm), n. 1. In metaph. the leaves are com

that theory which bases all our mental acts bility. Our torments also may in length of time

and intellectual powers upon sensation; pound, consistBecome our elements, these piercing fires ing of

sensationalism. The theory opposed to it

four As soft as now severe, our temper changed leaves, them

is intellectualism.-2. A state of subjection Into their temper; which must needs remove selves pinnated,

to sensual feelings and appetites; sensuality: The sensible of pain. united upon a

lewdness. 2. That which produces sensation; that common foot

Tyrants, by the sale of human life, which impresses itself on the senses; somestalk. At the ap

Heap luxuries to their sensualism. Shelley. thing perceptible; a material substance. proach of night

Sensualist (sen'sū-al-ist), n. 1. A person Dr. H. More.-3. That which possesses senthe leaflets all

given to the indulgence of the appetites or sibility or capability of feeling; sensitive fold together;

senses; one who places his chief happiness the same takes Sensitive-plant (Mimosa

in carnal pleasures.-2. One who holds the This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but place with the

sensual theory in philosophy; a sensationaleven to vegetals and sensibles.

partial leaves,

ist. Sensibleness (sens'i-bl-nes), n. The state

and, finally, the common footstalk bends Sensualistic (sen'sû-al-ist"ik), a. 1. Upor quality of being sensible; sensibility; as,

towards the stem ; at sunrise the leaves holding the doctrine of sensualism.--2. Sen(a) capability of sensation; as, the sensible

generally unfold. The same phenomena sual. ness of the eye to light. (0) Possibility of take place on the plant being roughly

Sensuality (sen-sū-al'i-ti). n. (Fr. sensubeing perceived by the senses. (c) Sensitive. touched or irritated, only that it recovers alité. See SENSUAL) The quality of being ness; keenness of feeling. This feeling and itself in a short period. The same property sensual: (a) devotedness to the gratification sensibleness and sorrow for sin.' Hammond.

belongs to other species of Mimosa, and to of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in (d) Good sense; intelligence; reasonableness;

species of other genera, as the Hedysarum carnal or sensual pleasures. Those pamas, the sensibleness of his conduct or remarks. gyrans, the ternate and pinnate species of

per'd animals that rage in savage sensuality. Sensibly (sens'i - bli), adv. In a sensible Oxalis, the Dionæa muscipula, &c.

Shak. manner; as, (a) in a manner perceived by Sensitivity (sens-i-tiv'i-ti), n. The state of They avoid dress, lest they should have affections the senses; perceptibly to the senses; as, being sensitive; specifically, (a) in chem. tainted by any sensuality.

Addison. pain sensibly increased; motion sensibly and photog, readily affected by the action of (b) Carnality: fleshliness. Daniel Rogers. accelerated. (6) With perception, either of

appropriate agents; as, the sensitivity of Sensualization (sen'sů-al - iz-á"shon), n. mind or body; sensitively; feelingly; as, he prepared paper. (6) In physiol. that pro The act of sensualizing: the state of being feels his loss very sensibly.

perty of living parts by which they are cap- sensualized. What remains past cure

able of receiving impressions by means of Sensualize (sen'sű-al - iz), v.t. pret. & pp. Bear not too sensibly.

the nervous system; sensibility.

sensualized: ppr. sensualizing. To make (c) With intelligence or good sense; judi Sensitize (seps'i-tiz), v.t. pret. & pp. sensi sensual: to subject to the love of sensual ciously; as, the man converses very sensibly tized; ppr. sensitizing. To render sensitive pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications. on all common topics.

or capable of being acted on by the actinic Sensualized by pleasure, like those who Sensiferous (sen - sif'er-us), a. Producing rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or a sen-1 were changed into brutes by Circe. Pople, sensation. (Rare.)

sitized plate: a term in photography, &c. Sensually (sen'sū-al-li). adv. In a sensual Sensinc (sen - sif'ik), a. [L. sensus, sense, Sensitory (sens'i-to-ri), n. Same as Sen manner. and facio, to make.) Producing sensation. sory. See SENSORIUM.

Sensualness (sen'sū-al-nes), n. The quaSensism (sens'izm), n. In metaph. same as Sensivet (sen'siv), a. Possessing sense or lity of being sensual; sensuality. Sensualism. feeling; sensitive. Sir P. Sidney.

Sensuism (sen'sû-izm), n. The same as Sensist (sens'ist), n. Same as Sensationalist. Sensor (sen'sor), a Sensory. Rare.)

Sensualism, Sensitive (sens'i-tiv), a. (Fr. sensitif, L.L. Sensorial (sen-sõ'ri-al), a. Pertaining to Sensuosity (sen-sû-os'i-ti), n. The salle sensitivus. See SENSE.] 1. Having sense or the sensory or sensorium; as, sensorial of being sensuous. feeling, or having the capacity of perceiving | faculties; sensorial motions or powers. Sensuous (sen'sū-us). Q. 1. Pertaining to the impressions from external objects. The Sensorium (sen-so'ri - um), n (From L. senses; connected with sensible objects; ap

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scenturies, if the in controveraitan.

pealing to or addressing the senses; abound manual consisted of an arranged collection 2. Exciting sensibility; appealing to sentiing in or suggesting sensible images.

of sentences from Augustine and other ment or feeling rather than to reason. To this poetry would be made precedent, as being fathers on points of Christian doctrine, with

Perhaps there is no less danger in works called les sabtle and fine, but more simple, SCRS NOUS, and objections and replies, also collected from sentimental. They attack the heart more successpassate Milton. authors of repute.

fully because more cautiously.

Dr. Knox. Te express in one word all that appertains to the Sententiosity t (sen-ten'shi-os''i-ti perception, considered as passive and merely recipi

- Romantic, Sentimental. See under Roent, I are adopted from our elder classics the word tentiousness. Sir T. Browne.


Sententions (sen-ten'shus ), a. (L. sen- | Sentimentalism (sen-ti-ment' al-izm), 1.

tentiosus, Fr. sententieux. See SENTENCE.) Beadily affected through the senses; alive

The quality of being sentimental or having to the pleasure to be received through the 1. Abounding with sentences, axioms, and

an excess of sensibility: affectation of sentimaxims; rich in judicious observations ; senses

mentor sensibility; sentimentality. 'Eschew pithy; terse; as, a sententious style or disToo soft and sensuous by nature to be exhilar.

political sentimentalism.' Disraeli. ated by the conflict of modern opinions, he (Keats) course; sententious truth.

Sentimentalist (sen-ti-ment'al-ist), n. One farad at ance food for his love of beauty, and an

How he apes his sire,

who affects sentiment, fine feeling, or exopiate for his despondency in the remote tales of Ambitiously sententious!


quisite sensibility. Greek wythology

Quart. Rev.

2 Comprising sentences; sentential; as, 'sen- Sentimentality (sen'ti-ment-al"i-ti), n. AfSensuously (sen'sū-us-11), adt. In a sensu.

tentious marks.' N. Greu.

fectation of fine feeling or exquisite sensiUS manner. Coleridge.

Sententiously (sen-ten'shus-li). adv. In bility; sentimentalism. The false pity and Sensuousness (sen'sÙ-08-nes), n. Quality

a sententious manner; in short expressive sentimentality of many modern ladies.' T. of being sensuous, in both its meanings periods; with striking brevity.

Warton. There is a sugestion of easy-going sensHousness

Nausicaa delivers her judgment sententiously, to

Sentimentalize (sen-ti-ment'al-iz), v. i. pret. in the lower part of the face, especially in the fulness

give it more weight.

W. Broome. & pp. sentimentalized; ppr. sentimentalizEdin. Rou. of the chan. Sententiousness (sen-ten'shus-nes), n. The

ing. To affect exquisite sensibility; to play Sentt (sent), n. Scent; sensation ; percep

the sentimentalist. tion Serveer. quality of being sententious or short and

Sentimentally (sen-ti-ment'al-li), adv. In Sent (seat), pret. & pp. of send.

energetic in expression; pithiness of senSentence (sen’tens). n.

a sentimental manner; as, to speak sentitences; brevity of expression combined with (Fr.; L. sententia,

mentally. from antio, to perceive by the senses. See strength.

Sentinet (sen'tin), n. (L. sentina, a sink.) SEXSB] 1. An expressed or pronounced The Medea I esteem for the gravity and senten.

A place into which dregs, dirt, &c., are opinion; judgment; a decision. Acts xv. 19.

tiousness of it.


thrown; a sink. “A stinking sentine of all My statesace is for open war. Milton. Senteryt (sen'tér-i), n. A sentinel. See SEN vices.' Latimer. The mince of the early writers, including the TRY. Milton.

Sentinel (sen'ti-nel), n. [Fr. sentinelle; It. sich and sixth centuries, if it did not pass for infal. Sentience, Sentiency (sen'shi-ens, sen'shi. sentinella; origin doubtful; by some relable, was of prodigious weight in controversy. en-si), n. The state of being sentient; the garded as from L. sentio, to perceive.] 1. One

Hallant. 2 In lare, a definitive judgment pronounced

faculty of perception; feeling. 'Sentience who watches or keeps guard to prevent sur

or feeling. Nature. by a court or judge upon a criminal; a

prise; especially (milit.), a soldier set to jedicial decision publicly and officially de

Sentient (sen'shi-ent), a. (L. sentiens, sen watch or guard an army, camp, or other clared in a criminal prosecution. In techni.

tientis, ppr. of sentio, to perceive by the place from surprise, to observe the approach cal language sentence is used only for the

senses. See SENSE) 1. Capable of perceiving of danger and give notice of it.

or feeling: having the faculty of perception; declaration of judgment against one con

The fix'd sentinels almost receive victed of a crime. In civil cases the decision

as, man is a sentient being; he possesses a The secret whispers of each other's watch. Shak.

sentient faculty. "The series of mental states of a court is called a judgınent. In criminal

Where Love reigns, disturbing Jealousy cases sentence is a judgment pronounced ;

which constituted his sentient existence.' Doth call himself Affection's sentinel. Shak. doom-3 A determination or decision given, J. S. Mill.-2. In physiol. a term applied to

2. The watch, guard, or duty of a sentinel. particularly a decision that condemns, or those parts which are more susceptible of

* That princes do keep due sentinel.' Bacon. feeling than others; as, the sentient extrean unfavourable determination.

Used adjectively. mities of the nerves, &c. Let bine set out some of Luther's works, that by them we may pass sentend upon his doctrines.

The sentinei stars set their watch in the sky. Sentient (sen'shi-ent), n. One who has the

Campbell Atterbury.

faculty of perception; a perceiving being. Sentinel (sen'ti-nel), .t. 1. To watch over as A maxim; an axiom; a short saying con- | Glanville.

a sentinel. To sentinel enchanted ground.' taining moral instruction.

Sentiently (sen'shi-ent-li), adv. In a sen Sir W. Scott. -2. To furnish with a sentinel Who fears a graberce or an old man's saw tient or perceptive manner.

or sentinels; to place under the guard of Swall by a painted cloth be kept in awe. Shak. Sentiment (sen'ti-ment), n. (Fr.; L.L. sen

sentinels. R. Pollok. timentum, from L. sentio, to perceive by 5. In grom, a period; a number of words

Sentry (sen'tri), n. (Corruption of sentinel. ) the senses, to feel. See SENSE.) 1. A thought containing complete sense or a sentiment,

1. A soldier placed on guard; a sentineland followed by a full point; a form of

prompted by passion or feeling: a feeling 2. Guard: watch: duty of a sentinel. O'er vonds in which a complete thought or pro

toward or respecting some person or thing; my slumbers sentry keep.' Sir T. Browne. position is expressed. Sentences may be a particular disposition of mind in view of

Sentry-box (sen'tri-boks). n. A small shed divided into simple, compound, and complex. some subject.

to cover a sentinel at his post, and shelter A simple sentence consists of one subject

We speak of sentiments of respect, of esteem, of him from the weather.

gratitude; but I never heard the paint of the gout, or and one finite verb; as, the Lord reigns.

Senza (sånt'zä). [It., without.) In music, a any other feeling, called a sentiment. Reid. A compound sentence contains two or more

term signifying without; as, senza stromensubjects and finite verbs, as in this verse

2. Tendency to be swayed by feeling; tender ti, without instruments. - Senza sordini, He fils, he bounds, connects and equals susceptibility; feeling; emotion; sensibility. without the dampers; in pianoforte playing, all.' Pope. A complet sentence consists of I am apt to suspect ... that reason and senti.

meaning that the dampers are to be raised one principal sentence together with one ment concur in almost all moral determinations and from the strings. --Senza sordino, in violin or more dependent sentences; as, 'the man, conclusions.

or violoncello playing, signifies that the

Less of sentiment than sense who came yesterday, went away to-day.' It

Had Katie.

mute is to be removed.

Tennyson. differs from the componnd sentence in hay

Sepahi (sep'a-hi), n. A sipahi; a sepoy. ing one or more clauses subordinate to a 3. Thought; opinion; notion; judgment;

Sepal (sē'pal), n. (Fr. sépale, an invented principal clause, whereas in the compound the decision of the mind formed by deliber

term made to rethe clauses are co-ordinate, or on the same ation or reasoning; as, to express one's sen

semble pétale, a footing.-6.1 Sense; meaning: significance. timents on a subject.

petal.] In bot. one of The discourse itself, voluble enough, and On questions of feeling, taste, observation, or re

the separate divisions full of sentence.' Milton. port, we define our sentiments. On questions of

of a calyx when that science, argument, or metaphysical abstraction, we Sentence (sen'tens), v.t. pret. & pp. sen.

organ is made up of define our opinions.

W. Taylor teved; ppr. sentencing. 1. To pass or pro

various leaves. When nounce sentence or judgment on; to con4. The sense, thought, or opinion contained

it consists of but one demn; to doom to punishment in words, but considered as distinct from

part it is said to be them; as, we may like the sentiment, when Nature herself is sentenced in your doom. Dryden.

monosepalous; when we dislike the language. Hence-5. In the

of two or more parts, Seriencing an officer of rank and family to the

fine arts, the leading idea which has gov. pullory in the regular course of judicial proceedings,

SS, Sepals.

it is said to be di-, tri., care general disgust.

erned the general conception of a work of

tetra., pentasepalous, art, or which makes itself visible to the eye &c. When of a variable and indefinite num21 To pronounce as judgment; to express

and mind of the spectator through the work ber of parts, it is said to be polyse palous. una decision or determination; to decree.

of the artist. Fairholt.-6. A thought ex Sepaline (sep'al-in), a. In bot. relating to Lathem ... enforce the present execution

pressed in striking words; a sentence exOr wiat we chance to selence,

a sepal or sepals; having the nature of a Shak. pressive of a wish or desire; a toast, gener

sepal. 11 To express in a short energetic manner. ally couched in proverbial or epigrammatic Sepaloid (sep'al-oid), a. Like a sepal, or

Let me hear obe wise man sentence it, rather than language; as, More friends and less need distinct part of a perianth. twenty foods, garrulous in their lengthened tale. of them.

Sepalous (sep'al-us), a. Relating to or havFeltham,

ing sepals. I'll give you a sentiment. Here's success to usury. Sentencer (sen'tens-ėr), n. One who pro

Sacridan Separability (sep'a-ra-bil"i-ti), n. The quanounces a sentence. Southey. 7. In phren, a term employed to designate

lity of being separable, or of admitting sepSentential (sen-ten'shal), a. 1. Comprising the second division of the moral or affective sentences.-2. Pertaining to a sentence or

aration or disunion; divisibility. faculties of the mind, the first being termed fall period; as, a sentential pause. propensities. See PHRENOLOGY.

Separability is the greatest argument of real disSententially (sen-ten'shal-li), adv. In a sen


tinction. Sentimental (sen-ti-ment'al), a. 1. Having tential manner, by means of sentences. sentiment; apt to be swayed by sentiment; Separable (sep'a-ra-bl), a. (L. separabilis. Sententiarian, Sententiary (sen-ten-shi indulging in sensibility; manifesting an ex See SEPARATE.] Capable of being separated, kri-an, sen-ten'shi-a-ri), a. Formerly, one cess of sentiment; affecting sentiment or disjoined, disunited, or rent; divisible; as, who read lectures or commented on the sensibility; artificially or mawkishly tender. the separable parts of plants: qualities not Liber ententiarum of Peter Lombard, a A sentimental mind is rather prone to overwrought

separable from the substance in which they school diride of the twelfth century. This

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Separableness (sep'a-ra-bl-nes), n. The | consent, or by decree of a court of law. See quality of being separable, or capable of DIVORCE, MENSA. separation or disunion.

Separatism (sep'a-rāt-izm), n. The state of Trials permit me not to doubt of the separableness being a separatist; the opinions or practice of a yellow tincture from gold.

Boyle. of separatists; disposition to withdraw from Separably (sep'a-ra-bli), adv. In a separ.

a church; dissent.

Separatist (sep'a-rät-ist). n. (Fr. séparaable manner. Separate (sep’a-rät), v.t. pret. & pp. sepa

tiste. See SEPARATE.) One who withdraws

or separates himself; especially, one who rated; ppr. separating. [L. separo, separatum-se, aside, and paro, to put, set, or place

withdraws from a church, or rather from an

established church, to which he has bein order (whence prepare, &c.).] 1. To disunite; to divide; to sever; to part, in almost

longed; a dissenter; a seceder; a schismatic: any manner, either things naturally or

a sectary. casually joined; as, the parts of a solid

After a faint struggle he yielded, and passed, with

the show of alacrity, a series of odious acts against substance may be separated by breaking.

the separatists.

Macaulay. cutting, or splitting, or by fusion, decom

| Separatistic (sep'a-rät-ist"ik), a. Relating position, or natural dissolution; a compound

to or characterized by separatism; schisbody may be separated into its constituent

matical. parts; friends may be separated by neces.

Separative (sep'a-rāt-iv), a. Tending to sity, and must be separated by death; the

separate; promoting separation. Boyle. prism separates the several kinds of coloured

Separator (sep'a-răt-ér), n. One who or rays; a riddle separates the chaff from the

that which separates, divides, or disjoins; grain.-2. To set apart from a number, as for a particular service.

Separatory (sep'a-ra-to-ri), a. Causing or Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

used in separation; separative; as, separaActs xiii. 2.

tory ducts. Cheyne. 3. To make a space between; to sever, as by Separatory (sep’a-ra-to-ri), n. 1. A chemian intervening space; to lie between; as, cal vessel for separating liquors.-2. A sur.

the Atlantic separates Europe from America. gical instrument for separating the peri. Separate (sep'a-rät), v. i. 1. To part; to be cranium from the cranium. disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw

Sepawn (se-pan'), n. A species of food from each other.

consisting of meal of maize boiled in water. When there was not room enough for their herds | (United States. Written also Sepon. to feed, they by consent separated, and enlarged Sepellblet (sep'e-li-bl), a. (L. sepelibilis, from their pasture,


sepelio, to bury.] Fit for, admitting of, or 2. To cleave; to open; as, the parts of a intended for burial; that may be buried. substance separate by drying.

Sepelitiont (sep-i-li'shon), n. (See above. ) Separate (sep'a-rat), a. (L. separatus, pp. Burial; interment. Bp. Hall of separo. See the verb.) 1. Divided from Sepia (sē'pi-a), n. (L, from Gr. sēpia, the the rest : being parted from another; dis cuttle-fish or squid.] 1. The cuttle-fish, a joined; disconnected: used of things that genus of cephalopodous molluscs, order Dihave been united or connected.

branchiata. See CUTTLE. - 2. In the fine Come out from among them, and be ye separate, arts, a species of pigment prepared from saith the Lord.

2 Cor. vi. 17. a black juice secreted by certain glands of 2. Unconnected; not united; distinct: used the sepia or cuttle-fish. The Sepia offici

nalie, so common in the Mediterranean, is of things that have not been connected.

chiefly sought after on account of the proSuch an high priest became us, who is holy, harm.

fusion of colour which it affords. The seless, undefiled, and separate from sinners.

Heb. vii. 26. cretion, which is insoluble in water, but 3. Alone; withdrawn; without company. extremely diffusible through it, is agitated

in water to wash it, and then allowed slowly Beyond his hope, Eve separate he spies. Milton.

to subside, after which the water is poured 4. Disunited from the body; incorporeal; off, and the black sediment is formed into as, a separate spirit; the separate state of

cakes or sticks. In this form it is used as a souls. Locke.-Separate estate, the property

common writing ink in China, Japan, and of a married woman, which she holds inde

India. When prepared with caustic lye it pendently of her husband's interference and

forms a beautiful brown colour, with a fine control. --Separate maintenance, a provision

grain, and has given name to a species of made by a husband for the sustenance of

monochrome drawing now extensively culhis wife, where they have come to a reso tivated. lution to live separately.

Sepiadæ (sē'pi-a-dē), n. [See SEPIA.) A Separately (sep'a-rät-li), adv. In a separate

family of cephalopods, including those forms or unconnected state; apart; distinctly;

which are popularly called cuttle-fishes. singly; as, the opinions of the council were

See CUTTLE. separately taken.

Sepic (sē'pik), a. 1. Pertaining to sepia. Conceive the whole together, and not everything 2. Done in sepia, as a drawing. separately and in particular.


Sepicolous (sē-pik'o-lus), a. [L. sepes, a Separateness (sep'a-rät-nes), n. The state hedge, and colo, to inhábit.) "In bot. inof being separate.

habiting or growing in hedgerows. Separatical (sep-a-rat'ik-al), a. Pertaining Sepidaceous (sé-pi-da'shus), a. In zool. of to separation in religion; schismatical. or relating to molluscs of the genus Sepia. Dwight. (Rare.)

Sepiment (sep'i-ment), n. (L. sepimentum, Separation (sep-a-ra'shon), n. (L. separatio, from sepio, to inclose.) A hedge; a fence; separationis. See SEPARATE.) 1. The act of something that separates. separating, severing, or disconnecting; dis Sepiolite (sē'pi-o-lit), n. (Gr. sēpion, the junction; as, the separation of the soul from bone of the cuttle-fish, and lithos, a stone.) the body. -2. The state of being separate; See MAGNESITE. disunion; disconnection.

Sepiostaire (sé-pi-os'tar), n. (Gr. sēpia, a As the confusion of tongues was a mark of separa.

cuttle-fish, and osteon, a bone.) In zool, the tion, so the being of one language was a inark of internal shell of the cuttle-fish, commonly union,

Bacon, 1 known as the cuttle-bone. H. A. Nicholson. 3. The operation of disuniting or decompos. Sepometer (sē-pom'et-er), n. [Gr. sēpo, to ing substances; chemical analysis. Bacon. putrefy, and metron, a measure.) An instru4. Divorce; disunion of married persons : ment for determining, by means of the decessation of conjugal cohabitation of man coloration and decomposition produced in and wife. A separation between the king permanganate of soda, the amount of orand Katharine.' Shak.-Judicial separation, ganic impurity existing in the atmosphere. the separation of a husband and wife by Sepon (se-pon'), n. Same as Sepawn. decree of the Court of Divorce. It may be Seposet (se-pöz'), v. t. pret. & pp. seposed; obtained by a husband or by a wife on the ppr. seposing. [L. sepono, se positum-se, ground of adultery, cruelty, or desertion apart, and pono, to place.) To set apart. without cause for two years and upwards. God seposed a seventh of our time for his exterior The parties, not being divorced, cannot worship

Donne. marry again; but there is no longer the Sepositt (sē-poz'it), v.t. To set aside. Felduty of cohabiting. Other effects of a judi. 1 m. cial separation depend on the terms of the Sepositiont (sep-Ö-zi'shon), n. The act of order, the judge having considerable dis | setting a part; segregation. Jer. Taylor. cretion, so as to deal with each case accord Sepoy (sē' poi). n. (Per. sipahi, a soldier. 1 ing to its merits. The Scottish law nearly 1. A name given in Hindustan to the native coincides with the English, the Court of soldiers in the British service.-2. In BomSession having jurisdiction. Neither in bay, a foot messenger. Stocqueler. England nor in Scotland are husband and Seps (seps), n. (Gr. seps, a small lizard, wife entitled to live apart unless by common the bite of which causes putrefaction, from

sëpo, to make putrid.) The name of a genus of scincoid saurian reptiles, sometimes called serpent-lizards. They are found in the East Indies, the Cape of Good Hope, and on the coasts of the Mediterranean. These animals have elongated bodies, short and indistinct feet, non-extensile tongues, and scales covering their bodies like tiles. Sepsidæ (sep'si-dē), n. pl. A family of lizards, of which the type is the genus Seps. See SEPS. Sept (sept), n. [Probably a corruption of sect.] A clan, a branch of a race or family: used particularly of the races or families in Ireland

The terms 'tribe' and 'sept' are indifferently used by many writers on Irish antiquities; but Sir Henry Maine thinks the first applies to the larger unit of the above description, and the second to the minor groups it includes. ... The sept was known by a second name, the Fine or Family, and it was evidently a distinct organic group in the main connected by the ties of blood, and claiming descent from a common ancestor, yet certainly containing other ele ments introduced by adoption and like processes. In this respect it had much affinity with the Roman 'Gens' and the Hellenic House'; and it was singu. larly like the Hindoo Joint Family' united in kia. dred, worship, and estate, and one of the earliest monads of Aryan life.

Edin, Rro. Sept (sept), n. [L. septum, an inclosure.)

In arch. a railing. Britton. Septa (sep'ta), pl. of septum (which see). Septæmia, n. See SEPTICÆMIA. Septal (sep'tal), a. Of or belonging to a

septum. Septangle (sep'tang-gl), n. [L. septem, seren, and angulus, an angle.) In geom, a figure having seven sides and seven angles; a heptagon. Septangular (sep-tang'gu-lér), a. Having

seven angles. Septaria (sep-ta'ri-a), 1. (From L. septuin, an inclosure, from sepio, to inclose. ] 1. A genus of acephalous molluscs belonging to the family Tubicolidæ of Lamarck.-2. In bot. a genus of fungi belonging to the division Gasteromycetes.-3. A name given to nodules or spheroidal masses of calcareous mari, ironstone, or other matter, whose interior presents numerous fissures or seams of some crystallized substance which divide the mass. Septate (sep'tät), a. Partitioned off or di

vided into compartments by septa. September (sep-tem'bêr), n. (L., from septem, seven.) T'he ninth month of the year, so called from being the seventh month from March, which was formerly the first month

of the year. Septembrist (sep-tem'brist), n. (Fr. septem. briste, septembriseur.) The name given to one of the authors or agents of the dreadful massacre of prisoners which took place in Paris on September 2d and 3d, 1792, in the first French revolution; hence, a malignant or bloodthirsty person. Septemiluous (sep-tem'fū-us), a. (L. septem, seven, and fluo, to flow.) Divided into seven streams or currents; having seven mouths, as a river. The main streams of this septemfluous river.' Dr. H. Nore. (Rare.) Septempartite (sep-tem'pär-tit), a. Divided

nearly to the base into seven parts. Septemvir (sep-tem'ver). n. pl. Septemviri (sep-tem'vi-ri). (L. septem, seven, and vir, a man, pl. viri, men.) One of seven men joined in any office or commission; as, the septemviri epulones, one of the four great religious corporations at Rome. Septemvirate (sep-tem'vér-at),n. The office of a septemvir; a government of seven persons. Septenary (sep'ten-a-ri), a. (L. septenarius, from septeni, seven each, from septem, seven.) 1. Consisting of or relating to seven; as, a septenary number.-2. Lasting seven

years; occurring once in seven years. Septenary (sep'ten-a-ri), n. The number

seven. Burnet. (Rare.) Septenate (sep'ten-āt). Q. In bot. applied to an organ having seven parts, as a compound leaf with seven leaflets coming off from one point. Septennate (sep-ten'åt). n. (L. septem,

seven, and annus, a year.) A period of seven years. Septennial (sep-ten'ni-al), a. (L. septennisseptem, seven, and annus, a year.] 1. Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments. -2. Happening or returning once in every seven years; as, septennial elections.

Being once dispensed with for his septennial visit ... he resolved to govern them by subaltern minis ters.


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Septennially (sep-ten'ni-al-li), adv. Once in

seven years Septennium (sep-ten'ni-um), n. [L] A

period of seven years. Septentrial (sep-ten'tri-al), a. Of or per

taining to the north; septentrional. Drayton. Septentrio (sep-ten'tri-o). n. In astron, the

constellation Ursa Major or Great Bear. Septentrion (sep-ten'tri-on), n. (Fr. septentrion, L septentrio, septentrionis, the north, frora septentriones, the seven stars near the Dorth pole belonging to the constellation called the Wain or the Great Bear-septem, seven, and triones, ploughing oxen.) The Dorth or northern regions

Thou art as opposite to every good

As the south to the septentrion. Shak. Septentrion (sep-ten'tri-on), a Northern.

Cold septentrion blasts.' Milton. [Rare.) Septentrional (sep-ten'tri-on-al),a. (L. septentrionalis. See above) Northern; pertaining to the north "The Goths and other septentrional nations.' Howell. Septentrionality (sep-ten'tri-o-nal"i-ti)

State of being northern; northerliness. Septentrionally (sep-ten'tri-on-al-li), ado.

Fortherly; towards the north. Sir T. Septentrionate (sep-ten' tri-on-åt), v.i. pret. & pp. septentrionated; ppr. septentri. onating. To tend toward the north. Sir T.

Brorene. (Rare.) Septet, Septette (sep-tet'), n. [L. septem, seven.) in music, a composition for seven

oices or instruments. Sept-foil (sept'foil), n. [L. septem, seven, and foliun, a leat.] 1. A British plant, the Potentilla Tormentilla. See POTENTILLA. 2 A figure of seven equal segments of a circle used in the Roman Catholic Church 28 a symbol of the seven sacraments, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, &c. Septie, Septical (sep'tik, sep'tik-al), a. (Gr. séptidos, from sêpô, to putrefy ] Having power to promote putrefaction; causing putrefaction; as, septic poisons, which are those furnished by the animal kingdom. Septic (septik). n A substance that promotesor produces the putrefaction of bodies: a substance that eats away the flesh without causing much pain. Dunglison. Septicæmia, Septæmia (sep-ti-semi-a, septe mi-a), n. (Gr. scptikos, séptos, putrefying. from arpó, to putrefy, and haima, blood. 1 Blood-poisoning by absorption into the cir: calation of poisonous or putrid matter through any surface. Pyæmia is a subvariety. Septically (sep'tik-al-li), ado In a septic manHer; by means of sepSepticidal (sep-ti-si'dal),

L seption, a partition, and ordo, to cut or divide. See SEPTUM.) Dividing at the septa or partitions; in bot said of å mode of dehiscing in which the fruit is resolved into its comporent carpels, which split

under through the dissepirdenta Treas. of Septicidal Dehiscence. Botany.

o, Valves. d, DisSepticity (sep-Sis'i-ti), n. sepiments.<, Axis. The quality of being septie, tendency to promote putrefaction. Septifarious (sep-ti-fa'ri-us), a. (L. septifa. nam, sevenfold, from septem, seven.) In Ent turned seven different ways. Asa Gray. Saptiferous (sep-tif'er-us), a. (L. septum, an inclosure, and fero, to bear.) In bot. learing septa. See SEPTUM. Septiduous (sep-tiflù-us), a. (L septem, meren, and fuo, to flow.) Flowing in seven streans Septifolious (sep-ti-foli-us), a. (L. septem, teren, and folium, a leaf.) Having seven lara Septiform (sep'ti-form), a. (L. Keptum, a partition, and forma, shape.) Resembling a septum or partition. Septifragal (sep-tif'ra-gal), a. (L. septum, a partition, and frango, to break.) In bot. literally breaking from the partitions: applied to a mode of dehiscing in which the berks of the carpels separate from the disRegiments whether formed by their sides or by expansions of the placenta. Septilateral (sep-ti-lat'er-al), a. (L. septem, teven, and latus, lateria, a side.) Having seven sides; as, a reptilateral figure.

Septile (sep'til), a. In bot. of or belonging seven, and the term of quatuor, four, in to septa or dissepiments.

music a quartette.) Same as Septet (which Septillion (sep-tilli-on), n. [L. septem, see). seven. In Eng. notation, a million raised Septuple (sep'tu-pl), a. (L. septuplus, from to the seventh power; a number consisting septem, seven) Sevenfold; seven times as of a unit followed by forty-two ciphers. In much. French and Italian notation, a unit followed Septuple (sep'tu-pl), 0.t. To make sevenby twenty-four ciphers.

fold. Septimal (sep'ti-mal), a. (L. septimus, Let any one figure to himself the condition of our seventh, from septem, seven.) Relating to globe, were the sun to be septupled. the number seven.

Sir y Herschel, Septimanarian(sep'ti-ma-na"ri-an), n. (L. L.

Sepulchral (sē-pulkral), a. (L. sepulchralis, septimana, a week, from L. septem, seven.)

from sepulchrum. See SEPULCHRE.) 1. PerA monk on duty for a week in a monastery.

taining to burial, to the grave, or to monuSeptimole (sep'ti-mol), n. In music, a group

ments erected to the memory of the dead; of seven notes to be played in the time of

as, a sepulchral stone; a sepulchral statue. four or six.

Our wasted oil unprofitably burns, Septisyllable (sep'ti-sil-a-bl), n. [L. sep

Like hidden lamps in old scpulchral urns. Cowper. tem, seven, and E. syllable.) A word of seven 2. Suggestive of a sepulchre: hence, deep: syllables.

grave; hollow in tone; as, a sepulchral tone Septuagenarian (sep'tū-a-je-nå"ri-an). n. of voice. The solemn sepulchral piety of

[See SEPTUAGENARY.] A person seventy certain North-Eastern gospellers. Prof. years of age; a person between seventy and Blackie. --Sepulchral mound. See BARROW. eighty years of age.

Sepulchralize (sē-pül'kral-iz), v. t. To renSeptuagenary (sep-tü-aj'en-a-ri), a. (L. sep der sepulchral or solemn. (Rare.)

tuagenarius, consisting of seventy, septua. Sepulchre (sep’ul-ker), n. (L. sepulchrum, geni, seventy each, from septem, seven.) from sepelio, sepultum, to bury) 1. A tomb; Consisting of seventy or of seventy years; a building, cave, &c., for interment; a burial pertaining to a person seventy years old. vault. * Moses's septuagenary determination.' Sir He rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, T. Browone.

and departed.

Mat. xxvii. 60. Septuagenary (sep-tū-aj'en-a-ri), n. A sep

2. In eccles. arch. a recess for the reception tuagenarian.

of the holy elements consecrated on MaunSeptuagesima (sep'tű-a-jes"i-ma), n. [L.

day Thursday till high-mass on Easter-day. septuagesimus, seventieth.) The third Sun

Sepulchre (sep'ul-kér, formerly also se-pui'day before Lent or before Quadragesima

kér), v. t. pret. & pp. sepulchred; ppr. eSunday, so called because it is about seventy

pulchring. To bury; to inter; to entomb. days before Easter.

Obscurely sepulchred.' Prior. Where Septuagesimal (sep'tu-a-jes"i-mal), a. (See

merit is not sepulchered alive.' B. Jonson. above. ] Consisting of seventy or of seventy years.

And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie, Our abridged and septuagesimal age.' Sir T. Browne.

That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.

Milton. Septuagint (sep'tū-a-jint), n. L. septua An earthquake's spoil is sepulchered below. Byron. ginta, seventy, from septem, seven.) A

Sepulture (sep'ul-tûr), n. (L. sepultura, from Greek version of the Old Testament, usually expressed by the symbol LXX., so called

sepelio, sepultum, to bury.) 1. Burial; in

terment; the act of depositing the dead either because it was approved and sanc

body of a human being in a burial-place. tioned by the sanhedrim, or supreme coun.

Where we may royal sepulture prepare. cil of the Jewish nation, which consisted of

Dryden.--2. Grave; burial-place; sepulchre. about seventy members, or because, accord

Lamb; Cardinal Wiseman. ing to tradition, about seventy men were

When ye comen by my sepulture employed on the translation. It is reported

Remembreth that your fellow resteth there. by Josephus to have been made in the reign

Chaucer and by the order of Ptolemy Philadelphus, Sepulture (sep'ul-tūr), v.t. To bury; to enking of Egypt, about 270 or 280 years before tomb; to sepulchre. Cowper. (Rare.) the birth of Christ. It is supposed, how-| Sequacious (sē-kwa'shus), a. [L. sequar, ever, by modern critics that this version of sequacis, from sequor, to follow.] 1. Followthe several books is the work, not only of ing; attendant; not moving on independifferent hands, but of separate times. It dently; disposed or tending to follow a is probable that at first only the Pentateuch leader. The fond sequacious herd.' Thomwas translated, and the remaining books

8on. gradually. The Septuagint was in use up

Trees uprooted left their place, to the time of our Saviour, and is that out

Sequacious of the lyre.

Dryden. of which most of the citations in the New 2. + Ductile; pliant; manageable. The mat. Testament from the Old are taken. It is an ter being ductile and sequacious.' Ray.-invaluable help to the right understanding 3. Logically consistent and rigorous; con. of the Hebrew Scriptures.

secutive in development or transition of Septuagint (sep'tū-a-jint), a. Pertaining to thought. "The sequacious thinkers of the the Septuagint; contained in the Greek copy day.' Sir W. Hamilton. of the Old Testament.

The motions of his mind were slow, solemn, and The Septuagint chronology makes fifteen hundred sequacious.

De Quincey. years more from the creation to Abraham, than the present Hebrew copies of the Bible.

Sequaciousness (sė-kwa'shus-nes), n. State Encyc. Brit.

of being sequacious; disposition to follow. Septuaryt (sep'tu-a-ri), n. (L. septem, seven.)

• The servility and sequaciousness of con. Something composed of seven; a week. Ash.

science.' Jer. Taylor. Septulate (sep'tû-lát), a. In bot. applied

Sequacity (sė-kwas’i-ti), n (L. 8cquacitas, to fruits having imperfect or false septa.

from sequar. See above.] 1. A following Septum (sep'tum), n. pl. Septa (sep'ta). or disposition to follow. Blind sequacity (L., a partition, from sepio, to hedge in, to of other men's votes.' Whitlock. fence. A partition; a wall separating two cavities; specifically, (a) in bot. the partition

It proved them to be hypotheses, on which the

credulous sequacity of philosophers had bestowed of an ovary or fruit pro

the prescriptive authority of self-evident truths. duced by the sides of the

Sir W. Hamilton. carpels brought together

2. + Ductility: pliableness. Bacon. and consolidated. (6) In

Sequarious (së-kwå'ri-us), a. Following: anat. the plate or wall

sequacious. Roget. (Rare.) which separates from each

Sequel (sē'kwel), n. [Fr. séquelle; L. sequela, other two adjoining cavi.

sequel, result, consequence, from sequor, to ties, or which divides a

follow. 1 1. That which follows and forms principal cavity into sey

a continuation; a succeeding part; as, the eral secondary ones; as,

sequel of a man's adventures or history. the septum of the nose. SS, Septa.

The sequel of the tale.' Tennyson, Septum cordis, the parti

0, let me say no more! tion between the two ventricles of the heart. Gather the sequel by what went before. Shak. Called also Septum Ventriculorum.-Septum 2. Consequence; result; event. auricularum, the partition which separates The sequel of to-day unsolders all the right from the left auricle of the heart.

The goodliest fellowship of famous knights -Septum lucidum, the medullary substance Whereof this world holds record. Tennyson, which separates the two lateral ventricles

3. Consequence inferred; consequentialness. of the brain. -Septum transversum, the

[Rare.) diaphragm. --Septum nasi, the partition

What sequel is there in this argument? An archbetween the nostrils.

deacon is the chief deacon: crgo, he is only a deacon. Septuor (sep'tū-or), n (Fr., a somewhat bizarre form, compounded of L. septem, 4. In Scots law, see under THIRLAGE.

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