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SHERIFFALTY, sher'if-al-ti, SHERIFF-! SHINE, shin, v.i. to beam with steady scir, a division-sceran, to shear, to cut.

DOM, sher'if-dum, n. the office or juris radiance: to glitter: to be bright or See SHARE and SHEAR.] diction of a sheriff. In U. S., SHRIEV'AL beautiful: to be eminent :-pa.t. and SHIRK, sherk, v.t. to avoid, get off or slink TY is generally used.

pa.p. shone (shon), (B.) pa.t. and pa.p. away from. [A form of vulgar shark, to SHERRIS, sher'is, SHERRIS-SACK, sher' shined.-n, brightness : splendor: fair play the thief, to shift for a living, from is-sak, n. sherry.

weather. [A.S. scinan; Goth. skeinan, SHARK, the fish.] Your sherris warms the blood.--Shak.

Ger. scheinen ; conn. with root of SHIRT, shert, n. a short garment worn But, all his vast beart sherris-warmed, SHIMMER.)

next the body by men.-v.t. to cover as He flashed his random speeches.- Tennyson. SHINGLE, “shing'gl, n. wood sawed or with a shirt. (Cog. with Ice. skyrta, SHERRY, sher'ri, n. a species of wine, so split thin, used instead of slates or tiles, Ger. schurz, an apron; conn. with SHORT

called from Xeres in Spain, where it is for covering houses : the coarse gravel and SKIRT.) made. The highest class of the many on the shores of rivers or of the sea. SHIRTING, shert'ing, n. cloth for shirts. varieties are those that are technically v.t. to cover or roof with shingles : to SHIST, etc. See SCHIST, etc. called “dry," that is, free from sweetness, trim, as the hair. [Orig. shindle (cog. SHITTAH, shit'a, SHITTIM, shit'im, n, a such as the Amontillado, Montilla, Man with Ger. schindel) scindula, a late precious wood used in the construction zanilla, etc. It is much used in this form of L. scandula, perh. from scindo, of the Jewish Tabernacle and its furnicountry, and when pure it agrees well to split.]

ture, supposed to be a species of acacia. with most constitutions. Genuine and | SHINGLES, shing'glz, n. an eruptive dis [Heb. shittah, pl. shittim.] unadulterated sherry, however, brings a ease which often spreads round the SHIVER, shiv'er, n. a splinter, or small very high price, and is rarely to be had, body like a belt. [A corr. of L. cingulum, piece into which a thing breaks by sudinferior wines being extensively sold a belt or girdle-cingo, to gird.]

den violence. - v.t. to sbatter. - v.i. to under this name. (Formerly sherris.] SHINGLY, shing'gli, adj. abounding with

fall into shivers. (From root of SHEAVE; SHERRY - COBBLER, sher-ri-kob'ler, n. | shingle.

allied to Ger, schiefer, a splinter.] sherry and iced water sucked up through | SHINING, shin'ing, adj. scattering light:

SHIVER, shiv'er, v.i. to shake or tremble : a straw,

bright: resplendent: conspicuous.-n. to shudder.-v.t. to cause to shake in the SHERRY-VALLIES, sher'ri-val-iz, effusion or clearness of light: bright

wind, as sails. [An imitative word ; alpantaloons of thick cloth or leather, ness.

lied to 0. Dut. schoeveren, to shake, prov, worn buttoned round each leg over other SHINY, shin'i, adj., shining : diffusing

Ger. schubbern.] pantaloons when riding. [Corrupted light: bright : splendid : unclouded.

SHIVERY, shiv'er-i, adj. easily falling into from Fr. chevalier, a horseman.) SHIP, ship, n. a vessel having three masts,

shivers or fragments : cohering loosely. SHERTE, n. a sbirt : also a skirt or lap.

with tops and yards to each: generally,

SHOAL, shol, n. a great multitude of fishes Chaucer. any large vessel. -v.t. to put on board a

swimming together. - v.i. to crowd. SHE-SLIP, shē'-slip, n. a young female ship: to engage for service on board a

A.S. scolu, a company - L. schola, a scion, branch, or member. “The slight ship: to receive on board ship: to fix in

school. See SCHOOL.] she-slips of loyal blood.”—Tennyson.

its place.-v.i. to engage for service on

SHOAL, shol, n. a shallow: a place where SHE-SOCIETY, shē-so-si'e-ti, n. female

shipboard :-pr.p. shipp'ing; pa.t. and

the water of a river, sea, or lake is not society. Tennyson. pa.p. shipped.-n. SHIPP'ER.-. SHIP

deep: a sandbank.-adj. shallow,-v.i. SHEW, sho. Same as Show.

OF-THE-LINE, one of the large war-ships

to grow shallow: to come upon shallows, SHEWBREAD, sho'bred. Same as Show

of the navy. (Lit. “ a vessel ; " A.S.

[From root of SHALLOW. BREAD.

scip, cog. with Goth. skip, Ice. skip,

SHOALY, shõl'i, adj. full of shoals or shalSHIBBOLETH, shib'bo-leth, n. (B.) a word

Ger. schiff ; conn, with E. SHAPE, and

lows : not deep.-n. SHOAL'INESS. used as a test by the Gileadites to detect

with Gr. skap-to, to dig, skaph-os, the

SHOAR, shor, n. a prop. Same as SHORE the Ephraimites, who could not prohull of a ship, a ship, and L. scapha, a

a prop. nounce the sh: the criterion or watch

boat. Doublet SKIFF.]

SHOCK, shok, n, a violent shake: a sudword of a party. (Heb. an ear of corn; SHIPBOARD, ship'bord, n. the board or

den dashing of one thing against another: or a stream, from shabal, to grow, to

violent onset : an offence. -v.t. to shake flow.) deck of a ship.-adv. upon or within a

by violence : to offend : to disgust: to

ship. SHIELD, shēld, n. a broad plate worn for SHIP-BROKER, ship’-brok'er, n. a broker

dismay. (Prob. through Fr. choc, a dashdefence on the left arm : defence : a

ing, from 0. Ger, schoc, shock; allied to person who protects: an escutcheon.who effects sales, insurances, etc., of

SHAKE.) ships. v.t. to defend. [A.S. scyld-scyldan, to

1. SHOCK, shok, n. a heap or pile of sheaves defend ; cog. with Ger. schild, Ice. SHIP-CHANDLER, ship'-chand'ler, n. a

of corn. [Ger, schock, Dut. schokke, a chandler or dealer in cordage, canvas, skiöld-r, protection.]

heap.) SHIELDLESS, shēld'les, adj. without a

and other furniture and provisions for SHOCK-HEADED, shok'-hed'ed, adj. hav

ships. shield : defenceless.

ing a thick and bushy head of hair. From SHIFT, shift, v.t. to change : to put out SHIPMAN, ship'man, n. (B.) a man who

Prov. E. shock, a rough dog; a form of of the way : to dress in fresh clothes.manages a ship: a sailor :pl. SHIP'MEN.

SHAG.) v.i. to change about: to remove : to

[A.S. scipmann)
SHIPMASTER, ship'mas-ter, n. the master

SHOCKING, shok'ing, adj. giving a shock change one's clothes : to resort to ex

or shake from horror or disgust : highly pedients for some purpose.-n, a change: or captain of a ship.

offensive.-adv. SHOCK'INGLY. a contrivance : an artifice : last resource:

SHIPMATE, ship'māt, n. a mate or com SHOD, shod, pa.t. and pa.p. of SHOE. a chemise (orig. sig, a change of linen). —

panion in the same ship.

SHODDY, shod'i, n. (orig.) the waste shed n. SHIFT'ER. (A.S. sciftan, to divide, to SHIPMENT, ship'ment, n. act of putting

or thrown off in spinning woo!: now aporder ; cog, with Ice. skipta, to divide, on board ship: embarkation : that which plied to the wool of old woven fabrics to change; conn. with EQUIP.) is shipped.

reduced to the state in which it was beSHIFTLESS, shift'les, adj. destitute of SHIP-MONEY, ship'-mun'i, n. in English

fore being spun and woven, and thus fit shifts or expedients: unsuccessful, for history, money for providing ships for

for re-manufacture. (From SHED, to part.] want of proper means.

the service of the king in time of war, SHOE, shoo, n. a covering for the foot: a SHILLALAH, shil-lā'la, SHILLALY, shil raised at intervals in England 1007–1640. rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an

lā'li, n. an oak sapling: a cudgel. [Said SHIPPING, ship'ing, adj. relating to ships. animal to keep it from injury : anything to be named from an Irish wood, famous -n. ships collectively: tonnage. - To in form or use like a shoe :pl. SHOES for its oaks.] TAKE SHIPPING, (B.) to embark.

(shõõz).-v.t. to furnish with shoes : to SHILLING, shiling, n. an English silver SHIP'S - HUSBAND, ship's-huz'band, n. cover at the bottom :-pr.p. shoe'ing;

coin -12 pence, or a little less, by the the owner's agent in the management of pa.t. and pa.p. shod. [A.S. sco, sceo ; gold standard, than twenty-five cents. a ship.

Goth. skohs, Ger. schuh.] (Lit. “the ringing (coin)," A.S. scilling, SHIPWRECK, ship'rek, n. the wreck or SHOEBLACK, shõõ'blak, n. one who blacks cog. with Ger. schilling; the root is seen destruction of a ship : destruction.-v.t. and cleans shoes or boots. in 0. Ger. scëllan, Ger. schallen, to to destroy on the sea : to make to suffer SHOEHORN, shõõ'horn, n. a curved piece sound, to ring.) wreck.

of horn or metal used in putting on a shoe. SHIMMER, shim'er, v.i. to gleam: to SHIPWRIGHT, ship'rīt, n. a wright who SHONE, shon, pa.t. and pa.p, of SHINE. glisten.-n. SHIMM'ER. [A.S. scymrian constructs ships.

SHOOK, shook, pa.t. of SHAKE. scimian, to shine-scima, lustre, bright SHIPYARD, ship'yärd, n. a yard where SHOON, shõõn, n., old pl. of SHOE. [A.S. ness, cog. with Ger. schimmern.] ships are built or repaired.

sceón. See SHOE.) SHIN, shin, n. the large bone of the leg or SHIRE, sbir, n. a division of the island of SHOOT, shõõt, v.t. to dart: to let fly with

the forepart of it. (A.S. scina, the shin Great Britain under a sheriff : a county. force : to discharge from a bow or gun : (esp. in the compound scin-ban, shin (When added to the name of a county to strike with a shot: to thrust forward: bone), cog. with Dut. scheen, Ger. schien.) | the i is pronounced as in hill.) (A.S. to send forth new parts, as a plant.--0.1.

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to perform the act of shooting: to be a quadruped with the body: the flesh bite or contact of a shrew-mouse. driven along: to fly, as an arrow: to jut and muscles about the shoulder: the

der. the Kingsley. out: to germinate : to advance :-pa.t. upper joint of the foreleg of an animal SHRIĚK, shrēk, v.i. to utter a shriek : to and pa.p. shot.-n. act of shooting : a cut for market: a prominence : (fig.) scream.-n. the shrill outcry caused by young branch.-n. SHOOT'ER. [A.S. sce that which sustains. -v.t. to push with terror or anguish. [Ice. skrika. See otan; cog. with Dut. schieten, Ger. schies the shoulder or violently: to take upon SCREAM and SCREECH.] sen, to dart.)

the shoulder. (A.S. sculdor ; Ger. scħul SHRIEVALTY, shrēv'al-ti, n. same as SHOOTING, shoot'ing, n. act of discharg ter, Dut. schouder.]

SHERIFFALTY in England and the Domin ing firearms or an arrow : sensation of a SHOULDER-BELT, shöl’der-belt, n. a belt ion of Canada. quick pain : act or practice of killing that passes across the shoulder.

SHRIFT, shrift, n. confession made to a game.

SHOULDER-BLADE, shöl'der-blad, n. the priest : absolution-especially of a dying SHOOTING - BOX, shoot'ing - boks, n. a broad, flat, blade-like bone of the shoul man. [From SHRIVE.) small house in the country for use in the

SHRIKE, shrīk, n. a bird which preys on shooting season.

SHOULDER-KNOT, shöl'der-not, n. a knot SHOOTING-STAR, shõõt'ing-stär, n. a

insects and small birds, impaling its prey worn as an ornament on the shoulder

on thorns, hence called the Butcher Bird. meteor, so called from its quick, darting SHOUT, showt, n. a loud and sudden out

[Lit. the “ shrieking” bird, Ice. skrikja. motion. cry of joy, triumph, or courage.-v.i. to

Cf. SHRIEK.) SHOP, shop, n. a building in which goods utter a shout.-v.t. to utter with a shout:

SHRILL, shril, adj. piercing : sharp : utare sold by retail : a place where me to cry.-n. SHOUT'ER. [Either merely

tering an acute sound.-adv. SHRIL'LY.chanics work.-v.i. to visit shops for the imitative, or a by-form of SCOUT, as being

n. SHRILL'NESS. (Allied to Low Ger. purpose of buying :- pr.p. shopp'ing; the sentinel's challenge.]

schrell, Ger. schrill, and conn. with Ger. pa.p. shopped. [A.S. sceoppa, a treasury SHOVE, shuv, v.t. to drive along : to push

schreien, to cry.] (influenced by Ö. Fr. eschoppe, a stall before one.-v.i. to push forward: to push Ger. schoppen, a shed).]

off.-n, act of shoving: a push. A.S.

SHRIMP, shrimp, n. a small shellfish, about SHOP-LIFTING, shop'-lift'ing, n., lifting sceofan, cog. with Dut. schuiven, Ger.

two inches long, much esteemed as food. or stealing anything from a shop.-N. schieben.]

[Prov. E. shrimp, anything very small ; SHOP-LIFT'ER. SHOVEL, shuv'l, n. an instrument with a

conn. with A.S. scrymman, to wither, and SHOP-WALKER, shop'-wawk'er, n. one broad blade, and a handle for shoving and

Ger, schrumpfen, to shrivel.] who walks in a shop or store and sees the lifting.—v.t. to lift up and throw with a

SHRINE, shrin, n. a place in which sacred customers attended to: in the U. S., usu shovel : to gather in large quantities.

things are deposited : a sacred place : an ally termed a floor-walker. v.i. to use a shovel :-pr.p. shov'elling;

altar.-v.t. to enshrine. (Lit. “a chest SHORE, shor, n. the coast or land adjacent pa.t. and pa.p. shov'elled. [From SHOVE;

for written papers," A.S. scrin, O. Fr. to the sea, a river, or lake. [Lit. the cog. with Ger, schaufel.)

escrin-L. scriniumscribo, to write.] place where the land is cut or broken off, SHOW, sho, v.t, to present to view: to SHRINK, shringk, v.i. to contract : to

A.S. score-sceran, to shear, to divide. enable to perceive or know: to inform : 1 wither : to occupy less space : to become SHORE, shor, n. a prop or support for the to teach: to guide: to prove: to explain: wrinkled by contraction : to recoil, as

side of a building, or to keep a vessel in to bestow. - v.i. to appear : to look: from fear, disgust, etc.-v.t. to cause to dock steady on the slips. -v.t. to prop. pa.p. shown or showed.-n. act of show shrink or contract:-pa.t.shrank, shrunk; n. SHOR'ER. [Allied to 0. Dut. schore, ing: display: a sight or spectacle : par pa.p. shrunk, shrunken. - n. act of and conn, with SHEAR.]

ade: appearance: plausibility: pretence. shrinking: contraction : withdrawal or SHORELESS, shõr'les, adj. having no -n. SHOW'ER. A.S. sceawian; Dut. recoil. [A.S. scrincan ; akin to Ger.

shore or coast : of indefinite or unlim schouwen, Ger. schauen, Goth. Us-scav schränken, to place obliquely or crossited extent. jan ; probably allied to SEE.]

wise : perh. also conn. with SHRUG.] SHORN, shorn, pa.p. of SHEAR.

SHOWBILL, sho'bil, n. a bill for showing SHRIVE, shrīv, v.t. to hear a confession.SHORT, short, adj. (comp. SHORT'ER, su or advertising the price, merits, etc., of v.i. to receive confession (said of a priest): perl. SHORT'EST), not long in time or goods.

-pa.t, shrõve or shrived ; pa.p. shriv'en. space: near at hand : scanty : insuffi SHOWBREAD, sho'bred, n. among the TA.S. scrisan, to write, to prescribe pencient: narrow: abrupt: brittle.-adv. Jews, the twelve loaves of bread shown ance-L. scribo.] not long.-n. SHORT'NESS.—IN SHORT, in or presented before the Lord in the sanc SHRIVEL, shriv'l, v.i. and v.t. to contract a few words. [A.S. sceort, cog, with O. tuary.

into wrinkles :-pr.p. shriv'elling ; pa.t. Ger. scurz, prob. conn, with SHEAR. The SHOWER, shower, n. a fall of rain or and pa.p. shriv'elled. [Ety. dub. ; perh. Dut. and Scand, kort, Ger. kurz, are bor hail, of short duration : a copious and conn. with A.S. screpa, to become dry, rowed from L. curtus. See CURT.]

rapid fall.-v.t. to wet with rain: to and obs. E, rivel, to shrink, to wither.] SHORTCOMING, short'kum-ing, n. act of bestow liberally.--v.i. to rain in showers. SHROUD, shrowd, n. the dress of the dead:

coming or falling short of produce or re [A.S. scur; Ice. skur, O. Ger. scur (Ger. that which clothes or covers :-pl. a set sult : neglect of or failure in duty: usu schauer); perh. orig. sig. “a raincloud."] of ropes from the mast-heads to a ship's ally in the plural.

SHOWERY, show'er-i, adj. abounding sides, to support the masts.-v.t. to inSHORT-DATED, short-dāt'ed, adj. having with showers.

close in a shroud : to cover: to hide : to short or little time to run from its date, SHOWY, sho'i, adj. making a show : cut shelter. [A.S. scrud, cog. with Ice. as a bill.

ting a dash : ostentatious : gay.-adv. skrudh, clothing.) SHORTEN, short'n, v.t. to make short: to SHOW'ILY.-n. SHOW'INESS.

SHROVE-TIDE, shrõv'-tid, n. the time at deprive: to make friable.—v.i. to become SHRAPNEL, shrap'nel, n. (gun.) a shell which confession used to be made, the short or shorter : to contract.

filled with musket-balls, called after its time immediately before Lent. — n. SHORTHAND, short'hand, n. an art by inventor, Col. Shrapnel.

SHROVE-TUESDAY, the day before Ashwhich writing is made shorter and eas SHRED, shred, n. a long, narrow piece cut Wednesday. [M.E. schrof (pa.t. of ier, so as to keep pace with speaking.

or torn off : a strip or fragment.-v.t. to schriren)-A.S. scraf (pa.t. of scrifan). SHORT-LIVED, short-livd, adj., living or cut or tear into shreds. [A.S. screade; See SHRIVE and TIDE.] lasting only for a short time. Ger. schrot, Scot. screed.]

SHRUB, shrub, n. a low, dwarf tree: a SHORTLY, short'li, adv. in a short time: | SHREW, shrõõ, n. a brawling, trouble woody plant with several stems from the in a brief manner : quickly : soon.

some woman : a scold. [Prob. closely same root. [A.S. scrobb, perh. conn. SHORT-SIGHTED, short'-sīt'ed, adj. hav-| connected with Dut. schreeuwen, Low with prov. E. shruff, light rubbish wood,

ing sight extending but a short distance : Ger. schrauen, Ger. schreien, to brawl. and with the root of SHRIVEL.] unable to see far: of weak intellect: SHREWD, shrõõd, adj. of an acute judg SHRUB, shrub, n. a drink or liquor of heedless.-n. SHORT-SIGHT'EDNESS.

ment:(obs.) malicious, wicked, cunning. I lemon-juice, spirit, sugar, and water. [A SHORT - WINDED, short' - wind'ed, adj. -- adv. SHREWD'LY. – n. SHREWD'NESS. corr. of SHERBET.)

affected with shortness of wind or breath. (Lit. “having the nature of a shrew.") SHRUBBERY, shrub'er-i, n. a collection SHOT, pa.t. and pa.p. of SHOOT.

SHREWISH, shrõõ'ish, adj. having the of shrubs. SHOT, shot, n. act of shooting : a marks qualities of a shrew: peevish and trouble SHRUBBY, sbrub'i, adj. full of shrubs :

man : a missile: flight of a missile or the some : clamorous.-adv. SHREW'ISHLY. like a shrub: consisting of shrubs or distance passed by it: small globules of -n. SHREW'ISHNESS.

brush, lead : (gun.) solid projectiles generally: SHREWMOUSE, shrõõ'mows, n. a harm- SHRUG, shrug, v.t, to draw up: to conv.t. to load with shot :-pr.p. shott'ing; less little animal like the mouse, which tract.-v.i. to draw up the shoulders : pa.p. shott'ed.

burrows in the ground. [A.S. screawa, -pr.p. shrugg'ing ; pa.t. and pa.p. SHOULD, shood, pa.t. of SHALL. [A.S. and MOUSE.)

shrugged. — n. a drawing up of the sceolde, pa.t. of sceal. See SHALL.]

SHREW-STRUCK, shrõo'-struk, adj. poi shoulders. [Ety. dub.; perh. conn. with SHOULDÈR, shöl'der, n. the joint which soned or otherwise harmed by what was SHRINK.)

connects the human arm or the foreleg of formerly believed to be the vemomous SHRUNK, pa.t. and pa.p. of SHRINK.

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SHUDDER, shud'er, v.i. to tremble from the opinion or cause of one party against remarkable event : an omen, a miracle:

fear or horror.-n. a trembling from fear another. [A.S. side, cog. with Ice. sida, a memorial : something set up as a notice or horror. [Dut. schuddern, schudden, Ger. seite.

in a public place : (math.) a mark showGer. schaudern, to shudder.]

| SIDEARMS, sid'ärmz,, arms or weap ing the relation of quantities or an operaSHUFFLE, shuf'l, v.t. to change the posi ons worn on the side, as a sword or tion to be performed : (med.) a symptom : tions of: to confuse : to remove or intro bayonet.

(astr.) one of the twelve parts of the duce by purposed confusion. -v.i. to | SIDEBOARD, sīd'bord, n. a piece of furni zodiac.--v.t. to represent or make known change the order of cards in a pack : to | ture on one side of a dining-room for by a sign : to attach a signature to. [Fr. shift ground: to evade fair questions : holding dishes, etc.

signe-L. signum.] to move by shoving the feet along.---n. | SIDEBOX, sid'boks, n. a box or seat at the SIGNAL, sig'nal, n. a sign for giving poact of shuffling: an evasion or artifice. | side of a theatre.

tice, generally at a distance: token : the n. SHUFF'LER. A by-form of SCUFFLE, | SIDED, sīd'ed, adj. having a side.

notice given. -v.t. and v.i. to make sig. thus conn. with SHOVE and SHOVEL. SIDELING, sīd'ling, adj. inclining to a nals to: to convey by signals :-pr.p. SHUN, shun, v.t. to avoid : to keep clear side : sloping

sig'nalling; pa.t. and pa.p. sig'nalled. -of: to neglect :-pr.p. shunn'ing ; pa.t. SIDELONG, sīd'long, adj. oblique : not. adj. having a sign: remarkable: notable : and pa.p. shunned. [A.S. scunian, sceo straight.-adv, in the direction of the eminent.-n. SIG'NALLING.--adv. SIG'NALnian ; akin to Dut. schuinen, to slope.] side : obliquely.

LY. (Fr.) SHUNT, shunt, v.t. to turn off upon a SIDEREAL, si-de're-al, adj. relating to a SIGNALIZĖ, sig'nal-iz, v.t. to make signal

siderail, as cars in a railroad yard.-n. star or stars : starry : (astr.) measured | or eminent: to signal. the British name for a short siderail for by the apparent motion of the stars. [L. SIGNATURE, sig'na-tūr, n. a sign or mark : allowing the main-line to be kept free. sidus, sideris, a star.]

the name of a person written by himself : n. SHUNT'ING. [M. E. shunten ; a form SIDE-SADDLE, sīd'-sad'ı, n. a saddle for (music) the flats and sharps after the clef of Shun.] women.

to show the key. (Fr.---Low L. signaSHUT, shut, v.t. to close, as a door : to

SIDE-SLIP, sid'-slip, n. an illegitimate tura.) forbid entrance into: to contract or child. “This side-slip of a son that he SIGNBOARD, sin'bord, n, a board with a close.—v.i. to close itself :-pr.p. shutt' kept in the dark."--George Eliot: a divis- / sign telling a man's occupation or aring; pa.t. and pa.p. shut. (A.S. scyttan, ion at the side of the stage of a theatre, ticles for sale. conn. with SHOOT, from the shooting where the scenery is slipped off and on. SIGNET, sig'net, n. a private-seal : (B.) a forward of the bar.]

SIDEWAYS, sid' wăz, SIDEWISE, sid'wiz, seal. From SIGN.] SHUTTER, shut'er, n. one who or that adv. toward or on one side: inclining: SIGNIFICANCE, sig-pif'i-kans, n. that which shuts: a close cover for a win laterally,

which is signified: meaning: importdow or aperture,

SIDING, sid'ing, n. a short line of track on ance : monient. SHUTTER, 'shut'er, v.t. to provide, pro which railroad cars are shunted or SIGNIFICANT, signif'i-kant, adj., signifytect, or cover over with a shutter or switched off from the main line.

ing: expressive ci something : standing shutters. “The school-house windows SIDLE, si'di, v.i. to go or move side-fore as a sign.-adv. SIGNIFICANTLY. were all shuttered up."-T. Hughes.


SIGNIFICATION, sig-ni-fi-kā'shun, n. act SHUTTLE, shut'l, n. an instrument used SIEGE, sēj, n. a sitting down with an army of signifying : that which is signified:

for shooting the thread of the woof be round or before a fortified place to take meaning.
tween the threads of the warp in weav it by force : a continued endeavor to gain SIGNIFICATIVE, sig-nif'i-kāt'iv, adj., sig-
ing. [A.S. scytel, sceathel-sceotan, E. possession. [Orig. a “seat," Fr. siége, nifying: denoting by a sign: having

Shoot; cog. with Dan. and Sw. skyttel.] seat (It. seggia, sedia)-L. sedes, a seat meaning: expressive.
SHUTTLECOCK, shut'l-kok, n. a cork --sedeo, E. Sit.]

SIGNIFY, sig'ni-fī, v.t. to make known by stuck with feathers, like a cock, shot, SIENNA, si-en'a, n. a fine orange-red pig a sign or by words: to mean : to indicate struck, or driven with a battledore.

ment used in painting. [From SIENNA in or declare : to have consequence :-pa.t. SHY, shi, adj. timid : reserved : cautious : Italy.)

and pa.p. sig'nified. [L. significo, -atus suspicious. — v.i. to start aside, as a SIERRA, sē-er'ra, n. a ridge of mountains, -signum, and facio, to make. ] horse from fear :-pa.t. and pa.p, shied. the summits of which resemble the teeth SIGNIOR, SIGNOR, sēn'yur, n. an Italian --adv. Shy'LY or SHI'LY.-n. SHY'NESS. of a saw: the name given to various word of address equivalent to Sir, Mr. [A.S. sceoh ; Ger. scheu.]

peaks and ranges in the American Cor- [It, signore. See SEIGNIOR.) SIBILANT, sib'i-lant, adj. making a hissing dilleras ; as Sierra Madre, Sierra Nevada, SIGN-MANUAL, sin-man'ū-al, n. (lit.) a sound.-n. a sibilant letter. [L. sibilo, etc. [Sp., from L. serra, a saw.]

sign made by one's own hand : the sigto hiss.)

SIESTA, si-es'ta, n. a short sleep taken nature of a sovereign, usually only the SIBILATION, sib-i-lā'shun, n. a hissing about midday or after dinner. (Sp.-L. initial, with R. for Rex (L. “king"), or sound.

sexta (hora), the sixth (hour) after sun Regina (L. “ queen"). [SIGN and MANSIBYL, sib'il, n. (lit.) she that tells the rise, the hour of noon.]

UAL.] will of Zeus or Jupiter : a pagan proph SIEVE, siv, n. a vessel with a bottom of SIGNORA, sēn-yo'ra, n. feminine of SIGNOR. etess. [L.-Gr. sibylla, Doric Gr. sio woven hair or wire to separate the fine SIGNPOST, sin'post, n. a post on which bolla-Dios, Doric Sios, genitive of Zeus, part of anything from the coarse. [A.S. a sign is hung: a direction-post. and boulē, Doric bolla, counsel.)

sife; cog. with Ger. sieb. SIFT is à de SILENCE, si'lens, n. state of being silent : SIBYLLINE, sib'il-in, adj. pertaining to, rivative.

absence of sound or speech : muteness : uttered, or written by sibyls : prophetical. SIFT, sift, v.t. to separate with or as with cessation of agitation: calmness: oblivion. SICK, sik, adj. affected with disease : ill: a sieve : to examine closely.-N. SIFTER. -v.t. to cause to be silent: to put to rest:

inclined to vomit: disgusted: used by the [A.S. siftan-sife (see SIEVE); cog. with to stop.-int. be silent! sick.-N. SICK'NESS, pl. (B.) SICK'NESSES, Ger, sichten.]

SILENT, silent, adj. free from noise : not diseases. [A.S. sioc; Ger. siech, Goth. | SIGH, si, v.i. to inhale and respire with a speaking: habitually taciturn : still: not siuks. 1

long, deep, and audible breathing, as in pronounced.--adv. SI'LENTLY. [L. silens, SICKEN, sik'n, v.t, to make sick: to disgust. grief : to sound like sighing.-v.t. to ex -entis, pr.p. of sileo, to be silent.)

-v.i. to become sick: to be disgusted : press by sighs.-n. a long, deep, audible SILEX, sī'leks, n., silica, as found in nature, to become disgusting or tedious: to be respiration. [A.S. sican: from the sound.] occurring as flint, quartz, rock-crystal, come weak.

SIGHT, sīt, n. act of seeing : view : faculty, etc. (L. silex, silicis, flint.] SICKISH, sik'ish, adj. somewhat sick. - of seeing: that which is seen : a spec- SILHOUETTE, sil'oo-et, n. a shadow-outadv. SICK'ISHLY.-n. SICK'ISHNESS.

tacle : space within vision : examination: line of the human figure or profile filled SICKLE, sik'l, n. a hooked instrument for a small opening for looking through at in of a dark color. From Silhouette, a

cutting grain. (A.S. sicel; Ger. sichel, objects: a piece of metal on a gun to French minister of finance in 1759, after Low Ger. sekel; all from a rustic L. secula guide the eye in taking aim.---v.t. to whom everything cheap was named, from --seco, to cut.]

catch sight of. A.S. ge-siht; 0. Ger. his excessive economy in financial matSICKLY, sik'li, adj. inclined to sickness : siht, Ger. sicht, from root of SEE.]

ters. unhealthy: somewhat sick : weak: lan- | SIGHTED, sīt'ed, adj, having sight.

SILICĂ, sil'i-ka, n. pure silex or flint, the guid: producing disease.-n. SICK'LINESS. SIGHTLESS, sīt'les, adj. wanting sight: most abundant solid constituent of our SIDE, sīd, n. the edge or border of anything: blind. - adv. SIGHT'LESSLY. -n. SIGHT'

globe. the surface of a solid : a part of a thing! LESSNESS.

SILICEOUS, SILICIOUS, si-lish'us, adj. as seen by the eye: region : part: the SIGHTLY, sīt'li, adj. pleasing to the sight pertaining to, containing, or resembling part of an animal between the hip and or eye : comely.-n. SIGHT'LINESS.

silex or flint. shoulder : any party, interest, or opinion SIGN, sin, n., mark, token : proof : that SILK, silk, n. the delicate, soft thread proopposed to another : faction: line of by which a thing is known or repre- | duced by certain caterpillars : thread or descent.-adj. being on or toward the sented : a word, gesture, or mark, in cloth woven from it.-adj. pertaining to side : lateral : indirect.-0.i. to embrace tended to signify something else : al or consisting of silk. [A.8. seola-L. ser




icum-Gr. sērikon, neut. of adj. Sērikos, 1 to purchase the gift of the Holy Spirit | sine, without, and cera, wax: better from pertaining to the Sēres-Sēr, a native of with money, Acts viji.

sim, single, and the root of Ger, schier, China, whence silk was first obtained.] SIMOOM, si-mõõm', SIMOON, si-moon', n. / E. SHEER. See SIMPLE, SINGLE.] SILKEN, silk'n, adj. made of silk : dressed

a destructive hot wind which blows in SINCERITY, sin-seri-ti. n. state or quality in silk: resembling silk : soft : delicate.

Northern Africa and Arabia and the ad of being sincere : honesty of mind : freeSILK-MERCER, silk-mer'ser, n. a mercer

jacent countries from the interior des dom from pretence. or dealer in silks.

erts. [Ar. sem ûm--semm, to poison.] SINCIPUT, sin'si-put, n. the forepart of SILK-WEAVER, silk-wēv'er, n. a weaver

SIMPER, sim'per, v.i. to smile in a silly the head from the forehead to the verof silk stuffs.

affected manner.-n. a silly or affected tex. (L., lit. " half a head "-semi, half, SILKWORM, silk'wurm, n. the worm or

smile. [Prob. conn. with SIMMER.)

and caput, the head.] caterpillar which produces silk. SIMPLE, sim'pl, adj. single : undivided :

SINE, sin, n. a straight line drawn from SILKY, silk'i, adj. like silk in texture: soft:

resisting decomposition: elementary :

one extremity of an are perpendicular to homogeneous : open : unaffected : unsmooth: glossy.-N. SILK'INESS.

the diameter that passes through the

designing: true : clear : straightforward: SILL, sil, n. the timber or stone at the foot

other extremity. [L. sinus, a curve.] artless : guileless : unsuspecting: credof a door or window: the lowest piece in

SINECURE, sī'ne-kūr, n. an ecclesiastical

ulous : not cunning: weak in intellect : a window-frame. [A.S. syll, cog. with silly.-N. something not mixed or com

benefice without the cure or care of Ice. sylla, Ger. schwelle, conn. with pounded : a medicinal herb. (Lit. “one

souls: an office with salary but without SWELL. fold,” Fr.-L. simplus-sim- (L. semel,

work.-n. SI'NECURIST, one who holds a SILLABUB, sil'a-bub, n. a liquor made Gr. hama, Sans. sam), once, and root of

sinecure. [L. sine, without, and cura, of wine or cider mixed with milk and plico, to fold.)

care. sweetened. [Perh. from slabbering it up SIMPLENESS, sim'pl-nes, n. the state or

SINEW, sin'ū, n. that which joins a musquickly.] quality of being simple : artlessness :

cle to a bone, a tendon : muscle, nerve : SILLY, sil'i, adj. simple : harmless : fool simplicity : folly.

that which supplies vigor.-v.t. to bind ish : witless : imprudent: absurd : stu SIMPLETON,sim'pl-tun, n. a simole person:

as by sinews: to strengthen. (A.S. pid.-adv. SILL'ILY.-N. SILL'INESS. [Orig. a weak or foolish person.

sinu, cog. with Ice, sin, Ger. sehne.] * happy,” “ blessed," and so “innocent,"

SIMPLICITY, sim-plis'i-ti, n. the state or | SINEWY, sin'ū-i, adj. furnished with sin“simple," A.S. sælig; cog. with Ger. quality of being simple : singleness :

ews : consisting of, belonging to, or reselig, and Goth. sels, good. )

want of complication : openness : clear sembling sinews : strong : vigorous. SILT, silt, n. that which is left by strain

ness : freedom from excessive adorn- | SINFUL, sin'fool, adj. full of or tainted ing: sediment: the sand, etc., left by

ment: plainness : sincerity : artlessness : with sin : iniquitous : wicked : depraved: water. (Prov. E. sile, allied to Low Ger.

credulity, silliness, folly. [L. simplicitas.] criminal : unholy.-adv. SIN'FULLY.-n. sielen, Sw. sila, to let water off, to SIMPLIFY, sim'pli-fī, v.t. to make simple : SIN'FULNESS. strain.

to render less difficult : to make plain : SING, sing, v.i. to utter melodious sounds: SILURIAN, si-lõõ'ri-an, adj. belonging to -pa.t, and pa.p. sim'plified.-N. SIMPLI- ! to make a small, shrill sound : to relate Siluria, the country of the Silures, the

FICATION. [L. simplex, simple, and facio, in verse. --TO SING SMALL, to adopt a ancient inhabitants of part of Wales and to make.]

humble tone : to assume the demeanor of England : applied to the strata below

SIMPLY, sim'pli, adv. in a simple manner: | a conquered, inferior, or timid person; to the old red sandstone, which are found artlessly : foolishly : weakly : plainly : play a very subordinate or insignificant best developed in that district.

considered by itself : alone : merely : part. “I must myself sing small in her SILVAN, sil'van, adj. pertaining to woods : solely.

company."- Richardson. -0.t. to utter woody: inhabiting woods. [Fr.-L. silva; SIMULACRUM, sim-ū-la'krum, n. that musically: to chant: to celebrate or recf. Gr. hylē, a wood.]

which is made like, or formed in the like late in verse :-pa.t. sang or sung; pa.p. SILVER, sil'ver, n. a soft white metal, ness of any object: an image: a form : sung. [A.S. singan, cog. with Ger. sin

capable of a high polish : money made hence, a mere resemblance as opposed to gen, Goth. siggvan; cf. Gael. seinn, Sans. of silver : anything having the appear reality. Thackeray. [L.]

svan.] ance of silver.-adj. made of silver : re SIMULATE, sim'ü-lāt, v.t. to imitate : to SINGE, sinj, v.t. to burn on the surface : to sembling silver: white: bright: precious: counterfeit: to pretend : to assume the scorch :-pr.p. singe'ing ; pa.t, and pa.p. gentle. — v.t. to cover with silver : to appearance of without the reality.-n. singed.-n, a burning of the surface : a make like silver : to make smooth and SIM'ULATOR. [L. simulatus, pa.p. of slight burn. [M.E. sengen (cog. with bright; to make silvery. [A.S. silfer, simulo, to make (something) similar to Ger, sengen)-A.S. be-sengan, the causascolfer, cog. with Ice. silfr, and Ger. sil (another thing)-similis, like.]

tive of SING, from the singing noise prober.]

SIMULATION, sim-ā-la'shun, n. the act duced by scorching.) SILVÉRING, sil'ver-ing, n. the operation of simulating or putting on what is not SINGER, sing'er, n. one who sings : one of covering with silver: the silver so used. true.

whose occupation is to sing. SILVERLING, sil'ver-ling, n. (B.) a small | SIMULTANEOUS, sim - ul - tān'e - us, adj. SINGING, sing'ing, n. the act or art of silver coin.

acting, existing, or happening at the singing. SILVERSMITH, sil'ver-smith, n. a smith same time.-adv. SIMULTAN'EOUSLY. (Low SINGING-MASTER, sing'ing-mas'ter, n. a who works in silver.

L. simultaneus-L. simul, at the same master who teaches singing. SILVERY, sil'ver-i, adj. covered with sil time, akin to similis, like.)

SINGLE, sing'gl, adj. consisting of one ver : resembling silver: white; clear, SIN, sin, n. willful violation of law: neg only: individual : separate: alone : unsoft, mellow.

lect of duty : neglect of the laws of mo married: not combined with others : unSIMILAR, sim'i-lar, adj., like: resembling: rality and religion: wickedness: iniquity. mixed : having one only on each side :

uniform : (geom.) exactly corresponding --v.i. to commit sin : to violate or neg straightforward : sincere : simple : pure. in shape, without regard to size.--adv. lect the laws of morality or religion: to -v.t. to separate : to choose one from SIM'ILARLY.--N. SIMILAR'ITY. [Fr. simi do wrong :-pr.p. sinn'ing; pa.t. and others : to select from a number. [L. laire-L. similis, like, same.]

pa.p. sinned. [A.S. synn, cog. with Ice. sin-gulus, one to each, separate, akin to SIMILE, sim'l-le, n. something similar : sym-d, Ger. sünde; prob. from a root seen sem-el, once, Gr. ham-a. See SIMPLE,

similitude : (rhet.) a comparison to illus in Goth. sunja, truth, and syn-jon, to SINCERE.) trate anything..

vindicate (both from sun-is, true), also in SINGLE-HEARTED, sing'gl-härt'ed, adj. SIMILITUDE, si-mil'i-tūd, n. the state of Ice. syn, denial. Prob. it thus orig. meant having a single or sincere heart: without being similar or like : resemblance: com - a thing to be cleared up or accounted duplicity. parison : simile : (B.) a parable. (Fr. for,” “ an act as to which one must just SINGLE-MINDED, sing'gl - mind'ed, adj. L. similitude.]

ify one's self," "a deed involving respon having a single or sincere mind: upright. SIMIOUS, sim'i-us, adj. pertaining to or sibility or guilt,” hence “ a crime."] SINGLENESS, sing'gl-nes, n. state of being

resembling an ape or monkey: nionkey SINCE, sins, adv. from the time that: single or alone : freedom from deceit : like. (From L. simius, an ape-simus, past : ago.--prep. after : from the time sincerity: simplicity. flat-nosed.]

of.-conj. seeing that: because: consid SINGLESTICK, sing'gl-stik, n. a single stick SIMMER, sim'er, v.i. to boil with a gentle, ering. M.E. sin, sith, sithence; A.S. or cudgel used in fighting: a fight or hissing sound. [From the sound.]

sith-than, lit. “after that," from sith, game with singlesticks. SIMONIAC, si-mo'ni-ak, n. one guilty of late (Ger, seit), and than, dative case of SINGLETREE, sing'gl-trē, n. the same as simony. the article.]

SWINGLETREE. SIMONIACAL, sim-o-nī'ak-al, adj. pertain SINCERE, sin-sēr', adj. clean : pure : (B.) SINGLY, sing'gli, adv. one by one : partic

ing to, guilty of, or involving simony. unadulterated : being in reality what it ularly : alone : by one's self : honestly : SIMONY, sim'on-i, n. the crime of buying is in appearance : unfeigned : frank : sincerely,

or selling ecclesiastical preferment, so honest : true.-adv. SINCERE'LY. [Fr.- SINGSONG, sing'song, n. bad singing : named from Simon Magus who thought! L. sincerus, clean, generally derived from drawling.





SINGULAR, sing'gū-lar, adj. alone: (gram.) | the parallel forms SIRE, SENIOR, SEIGN-I respect to other objects: residing. [Low denoting one person or thing: single: 1 IOR, SIGNOR.

L. situatus-L. situo, to place-situs, a not complex or compound : standing SIRE, sir, n. (lit.) a " senior" or father: one site, situation.] alone : rare : unusual : uncommon : ex in the place of a father, as a sovereign : SITUATION, sit-ū-ā'shun, n. the place traordinary: strange : cdd: (B.) particu the male parent of a beast, esp. of a where anything is situated : position : lar. [L. singularis. ]

horse :-pl. (poetry) ancestors. - v.t. to temporary state : condition : office: emSINGULARITY, sing-gü-lar'i-ti, n. the beget, used of animals. (See above word.] ployment. state of being singular : peculiarity :

SIX, siks, adj. and n. five and one: a figure anything curious or remarkable : par fabulous nymphs in S. Italy who enticed denoting six units (6, or vi.). [A.S. sir, ticular privilege or distinction.

mariners to destruction by sweet music : sex ; cog. with Scand. sex, Goth. saihs, SINGULARLY, sing'gū-lar-li, adv. in a a fascinating woman : any one insidious Ger. sechs, Gael, se; also with L. sex, Gr. .

singular manner : peculiarly : strangely : and deceptive : an eel-like, amphibious hex, Pers. shesh, Sans, shash.) so as to express one or the singular num animal, with only one pair of feet.-adj. SIXFOLD, siks'föld, adj., folded or multiber.

pertaining to or like a siren : fascinating. plied six times. SINISTER, sin'is-ter, adj., left: on the left (L. siren-Gr. seirēn, lit. an "entangler” | SIXPENCE, siks'pens, n. an English silver hand : evil : unfair : dishonest : unlucky: -seira, a cord, a band.]

coin=12 cents. inauspicious. (L.)

SIRENE, si'rēn, n. a musical instrument | SIXTEEN, siks'tēn, adj. and n., six and ten. SINISTRAL, sin'is-tral, adj. belonging or for determining the number of pulses per | SIXTEENTH, siks'tēnth, adj. and n. the

inclining to the left : reversed.-adv. second in a given note. [Same word as sixth after the tenth. SIN'ISTRALLY.


SIXTH, siksth, adj. the last of six : the orSINISTROUS, sin'is-trus, adj. on the left SIRIUS, sir'i-us, n. the Dogstar. (L.-Gr. dinal of six.--n. the sixth part: (music)

side: wrong: absurd : perverse.-adv. seirios, scorching; cf. Sans. surya, the an interval of four tones and a semitone, SIN'ISTROUSLY. sun.

or six intervals. [A.S. sixta.) SINK, singk, v.i. to fall to the bottom : to

SIXTHLY, siksth'li, adv. in the sixth place. fall down : to descend lower : to fall surlonge-sur (-L. super, above), and SIXTIETH, siks'ti'eth, adj. and n. the sixth gradually: to fall below the surface : to uge (see LOIN). The first syllable has tenth : the ordinal of sixty. [A.S. sixenter deeply: to be impressed : to be been modified by confusion with E. Sir.) teogeotha. overwhelmed : to fail in strength.-v.t. SIRNAME, ser'nām, n. [A corruption of SIXTY, siks'ti, adj. and n., six times ten. to cause to sipk : to put under water : to SURNAME.

[A.S. sixtig.] keep out of sight: to suppress : to de SIROCCO, si-rok'o, n. a hot, oppressive SIZAR, siz'ar, n, in University of Camgrade : to cause to decline or fall : to wind, from the south-east in S. Italy and bridge, Eng., orig. one who served out the plunge into destruction : to make by adjoining parts. [It. sirocco, Sp. siroco, sizes or rations : one of the lowest rank digging or delving: to pay absolutely : Ar. schoruq-scharq, the east.]

of students. [From SIZE, orig. a "fixed to lower in value or amount: to lessen : SIRRAH, ser'a, n. sir, used in anger or con quantity."] -pa.t. sank and sunk; pa.p. sunk, I tempt. [M. E. sirrha-sir, ha: or from SIŽE, siz, n. extent of volume or surface : sunk'en.-n. a drain to carry off dirty | Ir. sirreach, poor.]

magnitude.-v.t. to arrange according to water : a box or vessel connected with a SIRUP, sir'up, n. a solution of sugar in size. [Orig. a “fixed quantity,” contr. drain for receiving dirty water.-n. SINK'- water, simple, flavored, or medicated. of ASSIZE, which see.] ER. [A.S. sencan, cog: with Ger, sinken, [Fr. (sirop-Low L. sirupus-Ar. sharub, SIZE, siz, SIZING, siz'ing, n. a kind of Goth. siggquan, Ice. sökkva, to fall to sharbat, a drink. See SHERBET and weak glue, used as varnish : any gluey the bottom.] SHRUB.

substance.-SIZE, v.t. to cover with size. SINLESS, sin'les, adj. without sin : inno- SISKIN, sis'kin, n. a migratory song-bird, [W, syth, stiffening, glue-syth, stiff.] cent: pure : perfect.-adv. SIN'LESSLY. resembling the green canary. [Dan. SIZY, siz'i, adj., size-like : glutinous.-n. -n. SIN'LESSNESS. sisgen, Sw, siska.]

SINNER, sin'er, n. one who sins: an of SISTER, sis'ter, n. a female born of the SKALD, n. See SCALD, a poet.

fender or criminal : (theol.) an unregen same parents : a female closely allied to SKATE, skāt, n. a kind of sandal or frame erate person.

or associated with another.-n. SISTER of wood with a steel ridge under it for SIN-OFFERING, sin'-of'er-ing, n. an offer IN-LAW, a husband's or wife's sister, or a moving on ice.-v.i. to slide on skates.

ing for or sacrifice in expiation of sin. brother's wife. [M. E. susten-A.S. sweos ns. SKAT'ER, SKAT'ING. [Dut. schaats; cf. SINTER, sin'ter, n. a name given to rocks ter, cog. with Dut. suster, Ger. schwester, also Dan, sköite.]

precipitated in a crystalline form from Slav. sestra, L. soror (for sosor, orig. sos-SKATE, skāt, n. a large flat fish belonging

mineral waters. [Ger., “iron sparks.") tor), Sans. svasri, svasar (orig. svastâr).] to the Ray family, with spikes or thorns SINUATE, sin'ū-āt, adj., curved : (bot.) SISTERHOOD, sis'ter-hood, n. (orig.) state on the back. [M.E. schate (Ice. skata)

with a waved margin.-v.t. to bend in of being a sister, the duty of a sister : a L. squatus ; cf. SHAD.] and out.-n. SINUA'TION. [L. sinuatus, society of females.

SKATHE. Same as SCATHE. pa.p. of sinuo, tò bend.]

SISTERLIKE, sis'ter-līk, SISTERLY, sis' SKEAN, skēn, n. a dagger. [Gael. sgian, SINUOSITY, sin-ū-os'i-ti,n. quality of being ter-li, adj., like or becoming a sister: kind: a knife.] sinuous : a bend or series of bends and affectionate.

SKEIN, skān, n. a knot or number of turns.

SIT, sit, v.i. to rest on the haunches: to knots of thread or yarn. [O. Fr. escaigne; SINUOUS, sin'ū-us, SINUOSE, sin'ū-os, perch, as birds : to rest : to remain : to Gael. sgeinn.]

adj., bending in and out: winding: un brood : to occupy a seat, esp. officially :) SKELETON, skel'e-tun, n. the bones of an dulating.--adv. SIN'UOUSLY. [L. sinuosus to be officially engaged : to blow from a animal separated from the flesh and pre-sinus, a bending.)

certain direction, as the wind.—v.t. to served in their natural position : the SINUS, si'nus, n. a bending: a fold : an keep the seat upon: to seat :-pr.p. sitt' framework or outline of anything. [Gr.

opening : a bay of the sea : a recess in ing; pa.t. and pa.p. sat.-N. SITT'ER. — skeleton (soma), a dried (body)-skeletos, the shore : (anat.) a cavity wider in the SIT OUT, to sit during:-SIT UP, to rise dried-skellő, to dry, to parch.) interior than at the entrance: a venous from a lying to a sitting position. [A.S. SKELETON-KEY, skel'e-tun-kē, n. a key canal : (med.) a cavity containing pus. sittan, cog. with Ger. sitzen, L. sed-eo, for picking locks, without the inner bits, [L. sinus, a bending, a curve.]

Gr. hed-os, a seat, hezomai, to sit. Cf. and so like a skeleton. SIP, sip, v.t. to sup or drink in small quan SEAT and SET.]

SKEPTIC. Same as SCEPTIC. tities : to draw into the mouth: to taste: SITE, sīt, n. the place where anything is SKERRY, sker'i, n. a rocky isle. [Ice.] to drink out of.-vi. to drink in small set down or fixed : situation : a place SKETCH, skech, n. a first draft of any quantities : to drink by the lips :-pr.p. chosen for any particular purpose. [Fr. plan or painting: an outline.-v.t. to sipp'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. sipped.-n. the -L. situs situm, pa.p. of sino, to set make a rough draft of: to draw the taking of a liquor with the lips : a small down. Cf. SITUATE.

outline : to give the principal points of. draught taken with the lips. (A.S. súpan, SITH, sith, adv. (B.) since. [A.S. sidh; cog. --v.i. to practice sketching. (Lit.“ somecog. with Ger. saufen; conn. with SOP, with Goth. seidhu, Ger. seit. See SINCE.] thing made offband," Fr. esquisse, influSOUP, SUP.)

SITTING, sit'ing, n. state of resting on a enced by Dut. schets, from L. schedius, SIPHON, si'fun, n. a bent tube for drawing seat: a seat : the act or time of resting made offhand-Gr. schedios, sudden

off liquids from one vessel into another. in a posture for a painter to take a like schedon, near-echo, schéso, to have.] [Fr.-Gr. siphon-siphlos, hollow.]

ness: an official meeting to transact | SKETCHY, skecb'i, adj. containing a sketch SIPPET, sip'et, n. a small sop.

business: uninterrupted application to | or outline : incomplete.-adv. SKETCH'SIR, ser, n. a word of respect used in ad anything for a time: the time during | ILY.-n. SKETCH'INESS.

dressing a man : the title of a knight or which one continues at anything: a rest- SKEW, skū, adj. oblique : intersecting a baronet. [Lit. “ senior” or “elder,” 0. ing on eggs for hatching.

road, river, etc., not at right angles, as Fr. sire, through 0. Fr, sendre, from L. SITUATE, sitū-āt, SITUATED, sit'ū-at-ed, a bridge.--adv. awry: obliquely. [Ice. senior, an elder, comp. of senex, old. Cf. adj., set or permanently fixed: placed with Skeifr, Dan. skjev ; conn. with SHY.]

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