A staging for supporting a stack of hay or grain; also called a staddle.
To render wood proof against decay by saturating with a solution of corrosive sublimate in open tanks, or under pressure.
Relating to the transmission of power to a distance, specifically by a system of ropes or cables and pulleys.
The act of blowing through a space to expel accumulated secretions.
An imaginary line, or a line on a chart, connecting or marking places on the surface of the earth having equal differences in a given time from the normal temperature of these places, or indicating differences between the calculated and actual temperatures of…
A material composed of screenings or siftings of gravel, or a mixture of loam, coarse sand, or fine gravel, used in making filter beds, as a bedding for metal roads, and the like.
Marked with irregular, narrow, sinuous, or crooked lines, like those indicating a river on a map.
Designating a beast of prey, especially a wolf, depicted as in the act of carrying off his prey, or in a half-raised position as if about to spring on prey.
A gadding, flirting girl or woman. Also, a kind of spear with barbed prongs, for hunting fish.
Impatience under affliction; morbid restlessness; dissatisfaction; the fidgets.
A discus thrower. When capitalized, a statue of an athlete about to throw a discus, with the right arm extended backwards. The original statue, ascribed to Myron, is lost.
Fringed, having a fringed border; specifically, in Botany: cut into deep irregular lobes, the divisions coarser than when fimbriate.
An apple seller; a hawker of any kind of fruit or vegetables from a cart, barrow or stall.
A herd or school of whales, also, a visit between whalers at sea.
Rumination, chewing the cud; a phenomenon sometimes observed in man and usually associated with some sort of nervous mental disorder.
Any of the tapering or wedge-shaped pieces of which an arch or vault is composed. The middle one is usually specifically called the keystone.
The right of erecting a a stall or stalls at a fair; a rent or toll for erecting a stall.
To cut off, as leather, rubber, etc., in thin layers or pieces; to shave or pare , as hides.
A membranous tube running through the chambered sections of a cephalopod shell.
The amount by which a vessel of liquor, such as a cask, lacks of being full; wastage; deficiency.
Expanding; having the property of increasing in volume; characterized by dilatancy.
Having been formerly; former; sometime. Said especially of a position, as “the quondam king.”
An adventitious whistling or snoring heard on auscultation of the chest when the air passages are partly obstructed.
A lashing binding a thing tightly or binding things together.
A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground, especially for plants or seeds.
To make the vibrant or trilled sound peculiar to grasshoppers, cicadas, and some birds, or a sound like it. Also, the sound itself.
The hunting of deer on foot, by stealing upon them unawares.
Act of sleeping or falling asleep; sometimes, figuratively, death.
A modification of the microphone for detecting or measuring minute extensions or movements of solid bodies (and hence changes of temperature) by the changes of pressure produced.