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SPOTTED, spot'ed, SPOTTY, spot'i, adj. 1 n. extent : compass : expansion of parts : | formed from A.S. sprengan, the causative

marked with spots or discolored places. a cloth used as a cover, as a bed spread. / of SPRING ; cf. Ger. sprenkeln.] SPOUSAL, spowz'al, adj. pertaining to a [A.S. sprædan; Dut. spreiden, Ger. SPRIT, sprit, n. (naut.) a spar set diagospouse, or to marriage : nuptial : matri spreiten.

nally to extend a fore-and-aft sail. (A.S. monial.-n. usually in pl. nuptials : mar SPREE, sprē, n, a merry frolic : a drunken

spreot, a pole ; Dut. and Ger. spriet, a riage.

frolic. [Prov. E. adj. sprag, spry, spree, bowsprit; conn. with SPROUT.] SPOUSE, spowz, n. a husband or wife. M.E. sprac, from Ice, sprækr, lively.]

SPRITE, sprīt, n. a spirit: a shade : a [Lit. “one promised in marriage," "a SPRIG, sprig, n. a small shoot or twig.

ghost. [A corr. of SPIRIT. Cf. SPRIGHTLY. betrothed person," 0. Fr. espous (Fr. v.t. to embroider with representations of

SPROUT, sprowt, n. a germ or young époux, fem. épouse)-L. sponsus, pa.p. of twigs :-pr.p. sprigg'ing; pa.t. and pa.p.

shoot :- pl. young shoots from old cabspondeo, to promise, to promise in mar sprigged. Doublet of SPRAY.] riage. Cf. ESPOUSE and SPONSOR.] SPRIGHTLY, sprīt'li, adj., spirit-like: airy:

bages.-v.i. to shoot: to push out new SPOUT, spowt, v.t. to throw out, as from

shoots. [M. E. sprute - A.S. spreotan full of life: lively: brisk.-n. SPRIGHT LI

(Ger. sprieszen); cog. with Dut. spruit. a pipe.-v.i. to issue with violence, as NESS. (From spright, a corr. of SPIRIT.

Cf. SPRIT and SPRUCE-BEER.] from a pipe.-n. the projecting mouth of

Cf. SPRITE.) a vessel from which a stream issues: a SPRING, spring, v.i. to bound: to leap: to

SPRUCE, sprõõs, adj. smart: neat.-adv. pipe for conducting a liquid. (Allied to rush hastily: to move suddenly by elastic

SPRUCE'LY.-n. SPRUCE'NESS. [Prob. from Dut. spuiten, Ice. spyta, from root of force: to start up suddenly; to break

0. Fr. preus (Fr. preux), gallant.] SPIT, to throw out.)

forth : to appear : to issue : to come into

SPRUCE, sprõõs, v.t. to trim or dress in a SPRACK, sprak, adj. vigorous : sprightly: existence : (B.) to rise, as the sun.-v.t.

spruce manner, or with affected or finical spruce : lively: animated : quick: alert. to cause to spring up: to start: to pro

neatness: to prink or prank. “To spruce (Old and provincial English.) Shake duce quickly : to contrive on a sudden :

his plumes." - Dr. H. More. speare has it in the form sprag, being to explode, as a mine: to open, as a leak:

SPRUCE, sprõõs, v.i. to dress one's self put into the mouth of Sir Hugh Évans, à to crack, as a mast: -pa.t. sprung,

with affected neatness.-TO SPRUCE UP, Welshman, who pronounces hic, hæc, hoc, sprang ; pa.p. sprung:-n. a leap: a fly to dress one's self sprucely or neatly. as hig, hæg, hog. If your Royal High ing back with elastic force: elastic power: “Till she had spruced up herself first.” ness bad seen him dreaming and dozing an elastic body : any active power: that

Burton. about the banks of Tully Veolan like an by which action is produced : cause or

SPRUCE, sproos, SPRUCE-FIR, sprāos'hypochondriac person, you would won origin : a source : an outflow of water fer, n. the name given to several species der where he hath sae suddenly acquired from the earth : (B.) the dawn: the time of trees of the genus Abies. The Norway all this fine sprack festivity and jocular when plants begin to spring up and grow,

spruce-fir is A. excelsa, which yields the ity."-Sir W. Scott. [Ice. sprcekr, brisk, the vernal season-March, April, May: a

valuable timber known under the name sprightly, also sparkr, brisk, lively. Cf. starting of a plank in a vessel: a crack in of white or Christiana deal. The white also Ir. and Gael. spraic, strength, vigor, a mast. [A.S. springan; Ger. springen.]

spruce is the A.alba, which grows in the spraiceach, vigorous, strong; E. SPREE.] SPRINGAL, spring'awl, n, an ancient war

colder regions of North America. The SPRAG, sprag, n. a young salmon. [Cf. like engine, used for shooting large ar black spruce-fir is the A. nigra, which is Ice, spraka, a small flounder.] rows, pieces of iron, etc. It is supposed

a native of the most inclement regions of SPRAG, sprag, n. a billet of wood : spe to have resembled the cross-bow in its

North America, and attains the height cifically, in mining, a diagonal propor construction. Written also SPRINGALD. of 70 or 80 feet, with a diameter of from stay for preventing the roof of a mine [O. Fr. espringale, from Ger. springen,

15 to 20 inches. Its timber is of great from sinking in. Édin. Rev. (Allied to to spring.

value on account of its strength, lightSPRIG.)

SPRING-BACK, spring-bak, n. in book ness, and elasticity. It is employed for SPRAG, sprag, v.t. to prop by a sprag : binding, a curved or semicircular false the yards of ships, and from the young

also to stop, as a carriage, on a steep back, made of thin sheet-iron or of stiff branches is extracted the essence of spruce, gradient, by putting a sprag in the spokes pasteboard fastened to the under side of so well known as a useful anti-scorbutic. of the wheel.

the true back, and causing the leaves The red spruce is A. rubra. The hemSPRAICH, sprāch, n. a cry, a shriek: a of a book thus bound to spring up and lie lock spruce-fir is the A. canadensis, a collection : a multitude, from the idea flat-commonly used in binding ledgers

noble species, rising to the height of 70 of the noise made; as, a spraich of and other blank books.

or 80 feet, and measuring from 2 to 3 feet bairns. Jamieson. [Scotch.] SPRING-BALANCE, spring'-bal-ans, n. a

in diameter. It grows abundantly near SPRAICH, spräch, v.i. to cry: to shriek. contrivance for determining the weight

Quebec, in Nova Scotia, New Bruns[Scotch.) of any article by observing the amount

wick, Vermont, and the upper parts of SPRAICKLE, sprāki, SPRACKLE, sprakl, of deflection or compression which it New Hampshire. The wood is employed

v.i. to clamber: to get on with difficulty. produces upon a helical steel spring for laths, and for coarse in-door work. Sir W. Scott; Burns. Written also properly adjusted and fitted with an in The bark is exceedingly valuable for tanSPRACHLE. [Scotch. Ice. sprökla. dex working against a graduated scale.

ning. According to one view from 0. SPRAIN, sprān, v.t. to overstrain the Another form of spring-balance is made E. Spruce, Pruce, Prussian, because the muscles of a joint. - n. an excessive in the shape of the letter C, the upper

tree was first known as a native of Prusstrain of the muscles of a joint. [Lit. end being suspended by a ring, and the sia. But cf. Ger. Sprossen-fichte, the “to strain,” “to squeeze out," 0. Fr. lower end affording attachment for the

spruce-fir, lit. sprout-fir, from sprossen, espreindre (F. épreindre), to force out, hook whereby the object is suspended. young sprouts, spriessen, to sprout. Acto strain-L. exprimere. "See EXPRESS. As the bow opens a finger traverses a

cording to Wedgwood the tree was called SPRANG, pa.t. of SPRING.

graduated arc and registers the weight. the sprout-fir from its sprouts being used SPRAT, sprat, n. a sea-fish like the herring, SPRINGBOK, spring'bok, n. a sort of South in making beer, spruce-beer (that is

but much smaller. [M.E. sprotte ; Dut. African antelope, larger than a roebuck. sprout-beer).] sprot, Ger. sprotte.]

[Dut. for “spring-buck," from its leaping SPRUCE-BEER, sprðos'-bēr,n. a fermented SPRAWL, sprawl, v.i. to toss or kick about motion.

liquor made from the leaves and small the limbs: to stretch the body carelessly | SPRINGE, sprinj, n. a snare with a spring branches of the spruce-fir or from the when lying: to spread ungracefully.-n. noose : a gin.--v.i. to catch in a springe. essence of spruce, boiled with sugar or SPRAWL'ER. [Akin to Low Ger. spaddeln, [Prov. E. springle - SPRING ; cf. Ger. molasses, and fermented with yeast. Dan, sprcelle, to toss about the limbs.] sprenkel-springen.]

There are two kinds, the brown and the SPRAY, sprā, n. small particles of water SPRINGER, spring'er, n. a kind of dog white, of which the latter is considered

driven by the wind, as from the top of allied to the spaniel, useful for springing the best, as being made from white sugar waves, etc. [From A.S. spregan, to game in copses.

instead of molasses. Spruce-beer forms pour.)

SPRING-TIDE, spring'-tid, n. a tide which an agreeable and wbolesome beverage, SPRAY, sprā, n. a small shoot of a tree. springs or rises higher than ordinary and is useful as an antiscorbutic. (Akin to A.S. sprec, Ice. sprek, a twig. tides, after new and full moon.

SPRUNG, pa.t. and pa.p. of SPRING. Doublet SPRIG.)

SPRINGY, spring'i, adj. pertaining to or SPUD, spud, n. a narrow spade with a SPREAD, spred, v.t. to scatter abroad or like a spring : elastic: nimble : abounding short handle. [From root of SPADE.]

in all directions : to stretch : to extend : with springs or fountains.-n. SPRING'I- SPUE. Same as SPEW. to overlay : to shoot out, as branches : NESS.

SPUME, spūm, n. scum or froth speued or to circulate, as news : to cause to affect SPRINKLE, spring'kl, v.t. to scatter in thrown up by liquids : foam. — v.i. to numbers, as a disease: to diffuse: to set small drops or particles : to scatter on: throw up scum : to foam. [L. spumawith provisions, as a table.-v.i. to ex to baptize with a few drops of water : to spuo, E. SPEW.) tend or expand in all directions : to be purify. - v.i. to scatter in drops. — n. | SPUMOUS, spūm'us, SPUMY, spām'i, adj. extended or stretched : to be propagated SPRIN'KLE or SPRINK'LING, a small quan consisting of spume or froth: frothy: or circulated pa.t and pa.p, spread. -1 tity sprinkled.-n. SPRINK'LER. [Freq. | foamy.




SPUN, pa.t. and pa.p. of SPIN.

of radii. A train of such wheels work- / troops, Fr. escouade (It. squadra). See SPUN-GOLD, spun'-gold, n. flattened gold, ing into each other is called spur-gear. I SQUARE.]

or silver-gilt wire wound on a thread of SPUR-WING, spur'-wing, n. the English | SQUALID, skwol'id, adj., stiff with dirt : yellow silk.

name for a species of wading birds of the filthy.-adv. SQUAL'IDLY.-n. SQUAL'IDSPUNK, spungk, n. touchwood ; tinder ; a genus Parra, having the wing armed with

NESS. [L. squalidus squaleo, to be kind of tinder made from a species of a bony spur ; they inhabit Africa and stiff ; akin to Gr. skelló, to dry.] fungus; “Spunk, or touch wood pre South America : the name given to the SQUALL, skwawl, v.i. to cry out viopared."-Sir T. Browne : a quick, ardent species of geese of the genus Plectrop lently.-n, a loud cry or scream : a viotemper; mettle; spirit; pluck; “ Thy terus, which are natives of Africa, and lent gust of wind. [Ice. squala ; Ir, and girl, perbaps a lass of spunk."-Wolcot; have two strong spurs on the shoulder Gael. sgal, to shriek; an imitative word ; * Men of spunk, and spirit, and power, of the wing.

cf. SQUEAL.] both of mind and body.”Prof. Wilson : SPUTATION, spū-tā'shun. n. the act of SQUALLY, skwawl'i, adj. abounding or a very small fire; a fiery spark or small spitting: that which is spit up. “A disturbed with squalls or gusts of wind : flame ; also, a lucifer-match. (Scotch. | moist sputation or expectoration."—Har- | gusty. Ir. sponc, tinder, touchwood, sponge, vey. L. spruto, sputatum, to spit.] SQUALOR, skwol'or, n. state of being

Gael. spong ; from L. spongia, a sponge.] ISPUTATIVE, spū'ta-tiv, adj. spitting squalid : dirtiness : filthiness. (L.) SPUNKIE, spungk'i, n. the ignis fatuus, or much : inclined to spit. Wotton

SQUANDER, skwon'der, v.t. to spend Will-o'-the-wisp. Burns: a person of a SPUTTER, sput'er, v.i. to spit in small

lavishly or wastefully.-n. SQUAN'DERER. fiery or irritable temper. Galt. [Scotch. drops, as in rapid speaking: to throw

(Ety. dub.; perh. a nasalized form of From SPUNK.) out moisture in scattered drops: to speak

Prov. E. squatter, to splash, to disperse ; SPUNKY, SPUNKIE, spungk'i, adj. spir rapidly and indistinctly.--v.t. to throw

allied to E. SCATTER.] ited: fiery: irritable: brisk: an epithet ap out with haste and noise : to utter hastily

SQUARE, skwār, adj. having four equal plied to a place supposed to be haunted, and indistinctly.--n. moist matter thrown sides and angles : forming a right angle: from the frequent appearance of the ignis out in particles. (Like SPATTER, from having a straight front or an outline fatuus. “The spunkie howe.”—Tanna the stem of SPIT and SPOUT.]

formed by straight lines.-n. that which hill. [Scotch.] SPY,spi, sent into an enemy's country

is square : a square figure : a four-sided SPUN-SILVER, spun'-sil-ver, n. flattened or camp to find out their strength, etc.:

space inclosed by houses : a square body silver wire wound round a thread of one who keeps a watch on others : one

of troops: the length of the side of any coarse silk.

who secretly conveys information.-v.t. figure squared: an instrument for measurSPUN-YARN, spun'-yärn, n. (naut.) a line to see: to discover generally at a distance: ing right angles : (arith.) the product of or cord formed of two, three, or more to discover by close search: to inspect

a quantity multiplied by itself.-v.t. to rope-yarns twisted together. The yarns secretly:-pa.t. and pa.p. spied. [O. Fr. form like a square : to form with four are usually drawn out of the strands of espie-0. Ger. speha ; cog. with L. specio,

equal sides and angles : (arith.) to mulold cables and knotted together. Spun Sans. spac.]

tiply by itself: (naut.) to place at right yarn is used for various purposes, as servo SPYGLASS, spi'glas, n. a glass for spying: angles with the keel.-n. SQUARE'NESS. ing ropes, weaving mats, etc. a small telescope.

10. Fr, esquarre (Fr. équerre)-L. exSPUR, spur, n. an instrument on a horse SPY-WEDNESDAY, spī-wens'dā, n. an old quadrare, to square-quadrus, conn.with man's heels, with sharp points for goad- name given to the Wednesday immedi quattuor, four. Cf. SQUAD and QUARRY.] ing the horse: that which goads or insti- | ately preceding Easter, in allusion to the

SQUASH, skwosh, v.t. to beat or press into

pulp: to crush flat.-n, a sudden fall or gates : something projecting : the hard betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.

shock of soft bodies : anything soft and projection on a cock's leg : a small | SQUAB, skwob, adj. fat; short and stout ; range of mountains extending laterally plump; bulky : unfledged ; unfeathered;

easily crushed, anything soft or unripe. from a larger range.-v.t. to urge on with as, a squab pigeon.

[Conn. with QUASH.] Why must old pigeons, and they stale, be drest, spurs : to urge onward : to impel: to put

SQUASH, skwosh, n, a plant of the genus spurs on.-v.i. to press forward: to travel When there's so many squab ones in the nest ?

Cucurbita, C. Melopepo, and its fruit,

-Dr. W. King. in great haste :-pr.p. spurr'ing ; pa.t.

cultivated in America as an article of SA word which also occurs without the s. food. “ Squash is an Indian kind of pumand pa.p. spurred. [A.S. spura, spora ; Ice. spori, Ger. spor-n; akin to SPAR and

According to Wedgwood, from the sound pion that grows apace."-Boyle. [From SPEAR.] made by a soft lump falling.)

American Indian name : - Askutasquash, SPURGE, spurj, n. a class of acrid plants

SQUAB, skwob, n. a young pigeon or dove: ... which the English from them call with a milky juice, used for taking off a short fat person;

squashes." Roger Williams. From as

Gorgonius sits abdominous and wan, warts. [O. Fr. espurge (Fr. épurge)--L.

quash (pl.), raw, green.] Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan.

SQUASH, skwash, n. the American name expurgare, to purge-ex, off, purgo, to

-Cowper : clear. See PURGE.

for a species of weasel. “The smell of

A kind of sofa or couch; a stuffed SPURIOUS, spūr'i-us, adj. illegitimate :

our weasels, and ermines, and polecats cushion; “Punching the squab of chairs bastard: not genuine : false.-adv. SPUR'.

is fragrance itself, when compared to and sofas with their dirty fists."-Dickens; IOUSLY.-n. SPUR'IOUSNESS. (L. spurius.]

that of the squash and the skupk."

On a large squab you find her spread.-Pope. Goldsmith. SPURN, spurn, v.t. to drive away as with

SQUAB, skwob, adv. striking at once: SQUASH-BUG, skwosh'-bug, n. a name the foot : to kick : to reject with disdain.

with a heavy fall : plump. “The eagle given in the United States to insects well -n. disdainful rejection. [A.S. spurnan, took the tortoise up into the air and known for their destructive ravages upon an extension of SPUR.)

dropt him, squab, upon a rock."-Sir R. squash and pumpkin plants. SPUR-PRUNING, spur'-prõõn-ing, n. a


SQÚAT, skwot, v.i. to sit down upon the mode of pruning trees by which one or SQUAB, skwob, v.i. to fall plump.

hams or heels : to cower, as an animal : two eyes of last year's wood are left and

SQUABASH, skwa-bash', v.t. to crush : to to settle on new land without title:-pr.p. the rest cut off, so as to leave short rods.

quash. “His (Gifford's) satire of the squatt'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. squatt'ed. SPUR-ROYAL, spur'-roi-al, n. a gold coin, Baviad and Mæviad squabashed, at one [Prov. E. quat, to squat; prob. a Romance

first made in the reign of Edward IV. In blow, a set of coxcombs who might have word ; cf. It. quatto, cowering, Fr. (se) the reign of James I. its value was about humbugged the world long enough." cacher, to crouch down, to hide one's self, equal to $3.60 of our money. It was so Sir W. Scott.

both from L. coactus, pa.p. of cogo-c0-, named from having on the reverse a sun SQUABBISH, skwob'ish, SQUABBY, | together, and ago, to drive.] with the four cardinal rays issuing from skwob'i, adj. thick: fat : beavy. “Diet SQUATTER, skwot'er, n, a settler on new it so as to suggest a resemblance to the renders them of a squabbish or lardy land without title : one who leases pasrowel of a spur. Sometimes written habit of body."-Harvey.

ture land from the government, in AusSPUR-RIAL or SPUR-RYAL.

SQUABBLE, skwob'l, v.i. to dispute in a tralia and New Zealand. See SQUAT.] SPURT, spurt, v.t. to spout, or send out in noisy manner : to wrangle.--n. a noisy, | SQUAW, skwaw, n. among the American

a sudden stream, as water. -v.i. to gush petty quarrel : a braw). n. SQUABB'LER. Indians, a woman, esp. a wife. out suddenly in a small stream: to flow ŠAkin to Low Ger. kabbeln, to quarrel, SQUEAK, skwēk, v.i. to utter a shrill and out forcibly or at intervals.-n. a sudden and Prov. Ger. schwabbeln, to jabber.] usually short cry.-n. a sudden, shrill cry. or violent gush of a liquid from an open SQUAD, skwod, n. a small body of men [Imitative; cf. Św. sqvaka, to croak, Ger. ing: a jet : a sudden and short effort. assembled for drill. [Fr. escouade (It. quieken, to squeak.) [Like SPIRT, formed by transposition squadra)--L. exquadrare, to make square. SQUEAL, skwel, v.i. to utter a shrill and from sprit (Ger. spritzen), conn, with See SQUADRON.

prolonged sound. [Imitative; cf. Sw. SPRIT and SPROUT.]

SQUADRON, skwod'run, n. a body of cav. sqrala, to cry out.] SPUR-WHEEL, spur'-hwēl, n. in mach. a alry, consisting of two troops, or 120 to SQUEAMISH, skwēm'ish, adj. sickish at

wheel in which the teeth are perpen 200 men: a section of a fleet, commanded stomach : easily disgusted or offended : dicular to the axis, and in the direction by a flag-officer. (Orig. a square of fastidious in taste.-adv. SQUEAM'ISHLY.




-n. SQUEAM'ISHNESS. Akin to Ice. | STABLE, stā'bl, adj. that stands firm : étage), a story of a house, through a L sveim-r, stir, Ger. schweim-en, to become firmly established : durable : firm in pur- form staticus, from sto, E. STAND.] giddy or faint, conn. with SWIM ; prob. pose or character : constant.-adv. STA'- STAGECOACH, stāj'koch, n. a coach that

also influenced by qualmish (see QUALM).] BLY.-n. STA'BLENESS. [Fr.-L. stabilis runs regularly with passengers from stage SQUEEZE, skwez, v.t. to crush or press -sto, E. STAND.

to stage. between two bodies : to embrace closely: STABLE, stā'bl, n. a building for horses | STAGE-PLAYER, stāj'-plā'er, n. a player to force through a small hole: to cause and cattle.-v.t. to put or keep in a sta- on the stage. to pass.-v.i. to push between close bod ble.-v.i. to dwell in a Fr. STAGGER, stag'er, v.i. to reel from side to ies: to press: to crowd.-n. act of squeez estable (Fr. étable)-L. stabulum--sto, E. side : to begin to give way: to begin to ing: pressing between bodies. M. E. STAND.]

doubt: to hesitate. -v.t. to cause to reel: queisen-A.S. cwisan ; akin to Ger. quet STABLING, stā'bling, n. act of putting to cause to doubt or hesitate : to shock. schen.]

into a stable : accommodation for horses [Ice. stakra, to totter, O. Dut. staggeren. SQUETEAGUE, skwē-tēg', n. an American and cattle.

STAGGERS, stag'erz, n. a disease of horses. fish, the Labrus squeteague of Mitchell, STABLISH, stab'lish, v.t. old form of Es STAGHOUND, stag'hownd, n. a hound the Otolithus regalis of Cuvier, very com TABLISH.

used in hunting the stag or deer. mon in the waters of Long Island Sound STACCATO. stak-kä'to, adj. (mus.) giving STAGING, stāj'ing, n. a stage or structure and adjacent bays, where it is captured a clear distinct sound to each note. [It., for workmen in building. in large quantities for the table. It pro from staccare, for distaccare, to separ- | STAGNANT, stag'nant, adj., stagnating: duces a dull sound like that of a drum, ate, from root of TACK.]

not flowing: motionless : impure from SQUIB, skwib, n. a paper tube filled with STACK, stak, n. (lit.) that which sticks being motionless : not brisk : dull.-adv.

combustibles, thrown up into the air out: a large pile of hay, grain in the STAG'NANTLY. [L. stagnans, -antis, pr.p. burning and bursting : a petty lampoon. sheaf, corn, wood, etc.: a number of of stagno. See STAGNATE.] [Ety. unknown.)

chimneys standing together.-v.t. to pile STAGNATE, stag'nāt, v.i. to cease to flow: SQUILL, skwil, n. a genus of plants (in into a stack or stacks. [Dan. stak, Ice. to become dull or motionless. [L. stagno,

cluding the bluebell) allied to the lily, an stak-r; conn, with STAKE, STICK, and stagnatus-stagnum, a pool.] African species of which is used in medi Srock.]

STAGNATION, stag-nā'shun, n. act of cine. Fr. squille-L. squilla, scilla-Gr. STACKYARD, stak’yärd, n. a yard for stagnating: state of being stagnant or skilla.) stacks.

motionless : dullness. SQUINT, skwint, adj. looking obliquely: STACTE, stak'tē, n. one of the sweet spices STAID, stād, adj. steady: sober: grave.

having the vision distorted. -v.i. to look which composed the holy incense of the -adv. STAID'LY.-1. STAID'NESS. [From obliquely : to have the vision distorted. ancient Jews. Two kinds have been de STAY. --v.t. to cause to squint.-n. act or habit scribed, one the fresh gum of the myrrh STAIN, stān, v.t. to tinge or color : to give of squinting: an oblique look : distortion tree (Balsamodendron Myrrha), mixed a different color to: to dye: to mark with of vision. [Prob. allied to Dut. schuin, with water and squeezed out through guilt or infamy: to bring reproach on : oblique ; cf. WINK, and Fr. guigner, to a press; the other kind, the resin of the to sully: to tarnish.-n. a discoloration : squint.)

storax (Styrax officinale), mixed with a spot: taint of guilt: cause of reproach; SQUIRE, skwir, n. short for ESQUIRE.

wax and fat. Exod. xxx. 34. [Gr. staktē, shame. [Short for DISTAIN. SQUIRREL, skwir'el, n, a nimble, reddish the oil that drops from myrrh, from STAINLESS, stān'les, adj. without or free brown, rodent animal with a bushy tail. stazo, to drop, to distil.)

from stain. [Lit. " shadow-tail," 0. Fr. esquirel (Fr. STADIUM, stā'di-um, n. a Greek measure of STAIR, stār, n. (orig.) a series of steps for écureuil-Low L. Scuriolus, dim, of L. 125 geometrical paces, or 625 Roman feet, ascending to a higher level : one of such sciurus Gr. skiouros-skia, shade, oura, equal to 606 feet 9 inches English; con steps : a flight of steps, only in pl. [A.S. tail.]

sequently the Greek stadium was some streger-stigan, to ascend, Ger. steigen, SQUIRREL-CORN, skwir'el-korn, n. the what less than our furlong; it was the Ice. stigi, a ladder. See STILE, a step,

American name for a fragrant plant of principal Greek measure of length : the and STY.] the genus Dicentra (D. canadensis), nat. course for foot - races at Olympia in STAIRCASE, stār'kās, n. a case or flight of order Fumariaceæ.

Greece, which was exactly a stadium stairs with balusters, etc. SQUIRREL-FISH, skwir'el-fish, n. a sort in length; the name was also given to STAKE, stāk, n. a strong stick pointed at of perch.

all other places throughout Greece one end : one of the upright pieces of a SQUIRREL-MONKEY, skwir'el-mung-ki, wherever games were celebrated : in fence: a post to which an animal is tied,

n. a platyrhine or flat-nosed monkey of med. the stage or period of a disease, esp. that to which a martyr was tied to be the genus Callithrix, inhabiting Brazil, especially of an intermittent disease. burned : martyrdom : anything pledged resembling in general appearance and [L., from Gr, stadion.]

in a wager.-v.t. to fasten, or pierce with size the familiar squirrel.

STADTHOLDER, stat'hõld-er, n. formerly, a stake : to mark the bounds of with SQUIRREL-TAIL, skwir'el-tăl, n, a name the chief magistrate of the United Prov stakes: to wager: to hazard. [A.8. staca

for a species of wild barley, Hordeum inces of Holland, or the governor or -stecan. See STICK.] maritimum.

lieutenant-governor of a province. [Dut. STALACTIC, sta-lak'tik, STALACTITIC, SQUIRT, skwert, v.t. to throw out water stadhouder stad, a city, and houder, sta-lak-tit'ik, adj. baving the form or in a stream from a narrow opening.--n. holder.]

properties of a stalactite. a small instrument for squirting: a small, I STADTHOLDERATE, stat' hõld -er -āt, STALACTITE, sta-lak'tīt, n. a cone of carquick stream. [Allied to Low Ger. swirt STADTHOLDERSHIP, stat'hõld-er-ship, bonate of lime, hanging like an icicle, jen, O. Sw, squattra, to scatter. Cf. n. the office of a stadtholder.

in a cavern, formed by the dripping of SQUANDER.)

STAFF, staf, n. a stick carried for support water containing carbonate of lime. Fr. SRADHA, sråd'ha, SHRADDHA, shräd' or defence: a prop: a long piece of wood: -Gr.stalaktos,dropping-stalazo, to drip,

ha, n. a funeral ceremony paid by the pole : a flagstaff : the long handle of an to drop.] Hindus to the manes of deceased ances instrument: a stick or ensign of author STALAGMITE, sta-lag'mīt, n. a cone of tors, to effect, by means of oblations, the ity : the five lines and spaces for music: carbonate of lime on the floor of a cavern, re-embodying of the soul of the deceased a stanza (the previous meanings have pl. formed by the dripping of water from after burning his corpse, and to raise his STAFFS or STAVES, stāvz) : an establish the roof. [Fr.-Gr. stalagmos, a dropshade from this world up to heaven ment of officers acting together in an ping-stalazo, to drip.]

among the manes of departed ancestors. army, esp. that attached to the com STALAGMITIC, sta-lag-mit'ik, adj. hav. SRAVAKA, srä'va-ka or shrä'va-ka, n. a mander : a similar establishment of per-| ing the form of stalagmites.

name given to those disciples of Buddha sons in any undertaking ; as, the edito STALE, stāl, adj. too long kept : tainted : who through the practice of the four rial staff of a newspaper (the last two vapid or tasteless from age, as beer: not great truths attain the dignity of saints. meanings have pl. STAFFS, stafs). [A.S. new: worn out by age : decayed: no [Sans, sru, to hear.]

stæf ; cog, with Ice, staf-r, Ger. stab.) longer fresh : trite. — n. STALE'NESS. STAB, stab, v.t. to wound with a pointed STAĞ, stag, n. the male deer, esp. one of (Prov. E. stale, conn, with 0. Dut. stel,

weapon : to wound: to injure secretly, the red deer :-fem. HIND. [Ice. stegg-r, old.) or by falsehood or slander.-v.i. to give a male bird, Yorkshire steg, a gander, STALE, stāl, v.i. to make water, as beasts. a stab or a mortal wound :-pr.p. stabb' Scot. stag, staig, a young horse ; prob. [Ger. stallen-stall, a stable, A.S. steall, ing ; pa.t. and pa.p. stabbed.-n. a wound from root stig, to mount.]

(see STALL).) with a pointed weapon : an injury given STAGE, stāj, n. an elevated platform, esp. STALK, stawk, n. the stem of a plant : secretly. [Orig. “to pierce with a staff in a theatre : theatre : theatrical repre the stem on which a flower or fruit or stake." See STAFF.)

sentations : any place of exhibition or grows: the stem of a quill. [An extenSTABILITY, sta-bil'i-ti, n. state of being performance: a place of rest on a jour sion of A.S. stel (cf. Ice. stilkr, Dan.

stable : firmness : steadiness : immovar ney or road : distance between places : stilk), cog, with Ger. stiel, which is albility. [Fr.-L.]

degree of progress. [O. Fr. estage (Fr. | lied to, perh. borrowed from, L. stilus, a




stake, a pale, further conn. with Gr. | roused a general opposition in the colo- ' a prop, a table; Ger. stapel, a heap, mart; stelechos.]

nies, and was one cause of the Revolution. L. stabilis, fixed. See STABLE.] STALK, stawk, v.i. to walk as on stilts : STAMPEDE, stam-pēd', n. a sudden fright STAPLER, stā'pler, n. a dealer.

to walk with long, slow steps : to walk seizing on large bodies of horses or other STAR, stär, n. one of the bright bodies in behind a stalking-horse : to pursue game cattle, causing them to stamp and run : the heavens, except the sun and moon : by approaching behind covers.-v.t. to flight caused by panic. [Sp. estampeda; one of the heavenly bodies shining by approach secretly in order to kill, as from root of STAMP.]

their own light, and which keep the same deer. - . STALK'ER. [A.S. stealcian STANCH, stänsh, v.t. to stop the flowing relative position in the heavens; a represtealc, high, elevated ; Dan. stalke, to of, as blood. -v.i. (B.) to cease to flow. sentation of a star worn as ? badge of walk with long steps.

adj. constant : trusty: zealous : sound: rank or honor : a person of brilliant or STALKING-HORSE, stawk'ing-hors, n. a

firm.-adv. STANCH'LY.-n. STANCH'NESS. attractive qualities: (print.) an asterisk horse behind which a sportsman hides

fo. Fr. estanchier (Fr. étancher) - Low L. (*). -v.t. to set with stars : to bespangle. while stalking game : a mask or pretence.

stancare, to stanch-L. stagno, stagnare, -v.i. to shine, as a star : to attract atSTALL, stawl, n. a place where a horse or

to be or make stagnant. See STAGNANT.] tention:-pr.p. starr'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. other animal stands and is fed : a division

STANCHION, stan'shun, n. an upright iron starred.-STARS AND STRIPES, the Ameriof a stable for a single animal : a stable :

bar of a window or screen : (naut.) an can flag.-STAR OF BETHLEHEM, n. a gara bench or table on which articles are

upright beam used as a support. [O. Fr. den plant of the lily family, so called from exposed for sale : the fixed seat of a

estançon-estancer, to stop, to stay. See the likeness of its white star-like flowers church dignitary in the choir : a reserved STENCIL.]

to old drawings of the star of Nativity seat in a theatre.-v.t. to put or keep in

STAND, stand, v.i. to cease to move : to (Matt. ii. 2, 9, 10). [M. E. sterre-A.S. a stall. [A.S. steall, Ice, stall-r, Ger.

be stationary: to occupy a certain posi steorra, cog. with Ger. stern, L. stella stall ; conn. with Ger. stellen, and Gr.

tion: to stagnate : to be at rest: to be (for sterula), Gr. astēr, Sans. stri, pl. stello.

fixed in an upright position : to have a star-as.] STALLAGE, stawl'āj, n. liberty of erecting

position or rank: to be in a particular STARBOARD, stär'bord, n. the right-hand stalls in a fair or market : rent paid for

state: to maintain an attitude: to be side of a ship, to one looking toward the this liberty.

fixed or firm : to keep one's ground: to bow.-adj. pertaining to or lying on the STALL-FEED, stawl'-fēd, v.t. to feed and

remain unimpaired: to endure : to con right side of a ship. [Lit. " the steerfatten in a stall or stable.

sist: to depend or be supported: to offer ing side,” A.S. steorbord-steoran, E. STALLION, stal'yun, n. a horse not cas

one's self as a candidate: to have a cer STEER, and bord, a board, the side of a trated. [Lit. “a horse kept in the stall,

tain direction : to hold a course at sea. ship. See BOARD, LARBOARD, and cf. Fr. estalon (Fr, étalon), through Low L.

v.t. to endure: to sustain : to suffer : to the Ger. steuerbord.] from 0. Ger. stall (see STALL).]

abide by :-pa.t. and pa.p. stood.-n. STARCH, stärch, adj. stiff, precise, – n. STALWART, stawl'wart, adj.stout: strong:

STAND'ER.-STAND AGAINST, to resist : stiffness : formality. Simply a form of

BY, to support :-FAST, to be unmoved : STARK.) sturdy : in American politics the more

FOR, to be a candidate for : (naut.) to STARCH, stärch, n. a glistering white intense and sturdy partisans are called

direct the course towards :-OUT, to pro powder, forming when wet a sort of gum the Stalwarts. [Lit. " worth stealing,”

ject :-TO (B.) to agree to :-UP, to rise much used for stiffening cloth.-v.t. to A.S.stol-wordh. See STEAL and WORTHY.]

from a sitting posture :-UPON (B.) to stiffen with starch.-n. STARCH'ER. [Lit. STAMEN, stā'men (pl. STA'MENS), n. one of attack :-WITH, to be consistent. [A.S. “ that which makes stark or stiff;" a

the male organs of a flower which pro standan, Goth. standan, Ice. standa, O. special use of the adj. STARK ; cf. Ger. duce the pollen :-pl. STAM'INA, the prin Ger. stán (for stantan), whence Ger. starke, starch--stark, strong.] cipal strength of anything: the firm stehen ; from a root seen in Gr. hi-sta-nai, STAR-CHAMBER,stär-chām-ber, n. formpart of a body which supports the whole. to place, L. sta-re, to stand, Sans, stha.j erly a court of civil and criminal juris(Lit. “a thread,” L. stamen (pl. stami STAND, stand, n. a place where one stands diction at Westminster. It consisted na), the warp in an upright loom, hence,

or remains for any purpose : a place be originally of a committee of the privya thread-sto, E. STAND ; like Gr. stēmon, yond which one does not go : an erection council, and was remodelled during the from stēnai, to stand.)

for spectators: something on which any reign of Henry VIII., when it consisted STAMMER, stam'er, v.i. to halt in one's thing rests : a stop: a difficulty: resist of four high officers of state, with power speech : to falter in speaking: to stutter. ance.-n. STANDSTILL, a stop.

to add to their number a bishop and tem-v.t. to utter with hesitation.-n. hesi- / STANDARD, standard, n. 'that wbich poral lord of the cour:il, and two justation in speech : defective utterance. stands or is fixed, as a rule: the upright tices of the courts of Westminster. It ns. STAMM'ERER, STAMM'ERING. adv. post of a truss : that which is established had jurisdiction of forgery, perjury, STAMM'ERINGLY. (A.S. stamor, stammer as a rule or model : a staff with a flag : riots, maintenance, fraud, libel, and coning ; cog. with Low Ger. stammern.]

an ensign of war: one of the two flags of spiracy, and in general of every misdeSTAMP, stamp, v.i. to step or plant the

a cavalry regiment (not dragoons): (hort.) meanor, especially those of public imfoot firmly down.-v.t. to strike with the a standing tree, not supported by a wall. portance; it was exempt from the insole of the foot, by thrusting it down : -adj. according to some standard: legal: tervention of a jury, and could inflict to impress with some mark or figure : to

usual: having a fixed or permanent value. any punishment short of death. Under imprint: to fix deeply: to coin : to form: (A.S.-0. Fr. estendard (Fr. étendard), Charles I. the scope of the Star-cham(B.) to pound.-n. the act of stamping: which is either from the Teut. root found ber was extended to cases properly bethe mark made by pressing something on in Ger. stehen, E. STAND, or from L, ex longing to the courts of common law, a soft body: an instrument for making tendere, to stretch out.]

solely for the purpose of levying fines. impressions on other bodies : that which

| STANDING, stand'ing, adj. established : Its process was summary, and often inis stamped: an official mark put on things

settled : permanent: fixed : stagnant : iquitous, and the punishment it inflicted chargeable with duty, as proof that the

being erect.-n. continuance : existence: often arbitrary and cruel. This court duty is paid : a small piece of paper hav place to stand in : position in society. was abolished by statute 16 Charles. I. ing a certain figure impressed by the STANDISH, stand'ish, n. a standing dish [Said to be so called because the roof government, sold to the public to be for pen and ink. (STAND and Dish.)

was ornamented with stars, or from cerattached to a paper, letter, or document STANNARY, stan'ar-i, adj. of or relating tain Jewish contracts and obligations, liable to duty, in order to show that such to tin mines or works.-n, a tin mine. called starrs (Heb. shetar, pronounced has been paid; as, a postage stamp, a re (L. stannum, tin.

shtar), preserved in it.] ceipt stamp: an instrument for cutting STANNIC, stan'ik, adj. pertaining to or STARCHED, stärcht, adj. stiffened with materials into a certain shape by a down procured from tin.]

starch: stiff : formal.-adv. STARCH'EDward pressure : cast: form : character: STANZA, stan'za, n. (poetry) a series of LY.-n. STARCH'EDNESS. a heavy hammer worked by machinery

lines or verses connected with and ad STARCHY, stärcb'i, adj. consisting of or for crushing metal ores.-ns. STAMP'ER,

justed to each other: a division of a poem like starch : stiff : precise. STAMP'ING. (Low Ger. stampen, Ice. containing every variation of measure in STARE, stār, v.i. to look at with a fixed stappa, to stamp; cog. with Gr. stemph-,

the poem. [It. stanza, a stop-L. stans, gaze, as in horror, astonishment, etc.: to Sans, stambh:a nasalized form of STEP.] pr.p. of sto, to stand.]

look fixedly.-v.t. to influence by gazing. STAMP - ACT, stamp'-akt, n. an act for | STAPLE, stā'pl, n. (orig.) a settled mart or -n. a fixed look. [A.S. starian, from a

regulating the imposition of stamp market : the principal production or in Teut. root seen in Ger. starr, fixed, rigid; duties; especially, an act passed by the dustry of a district or country : the prin also in E. STERN.]. British parliament in 1765, imposing a cipal element: the thread of textile fab STARFISH, stär'fish, n. a marine animal duty on all paper, vellum, and parch rics: unmanufactured material: a loop of usually in the form of a five-rayed star. ment used in the American colonies, and iron for holding a pin, bolt, etc.-adj. es STAR-GAZER, stär'-gāz'er, n. one who declaring all writings on unstamped ma tablished in commerce : regularly pro gazes at the stars : an astrologer : an asterials to be null and void. This act duced for market. [A.S. stapul and staffel, tronomer,

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STARK, stärk, adj., stiff : gross: absolute: self-governing community; a common. | STATICS, stat'iks, n. the science which

entire.-adv. absolutely : completely. wealth-often with the, and signifying treats of the action of force in maintains adv. STARK'LY. [A. Š. stcarc, hard, the body politic to which the party speak. ing rest or preventing change of motion. strong, cog. with Ice. sterk-r, Ger. stark. ing belongs ; “Municipal law is a rule of [Gr. statikë (epistēmē, science, being unDoublet STARCH.]

conduct prescribed by the supreme power derstood)-histēmi, cog. with E. STAND.] STARLING, stär'ling, n. a bird about the in a state.-Blackstone;

STATION, stā'sbun, n. the place where a size of the blackbird : (arch.) a ring of

person or thing stands: past assigned : piles supporting the pier of a bridge. Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk

position : office: situation : occupation : [Formed as a dim. from the obs. stare

Beat a Venetian and traduc'd the state.--Shak. :

business : state : rank: condition in life : A.S. star, cog. with Ger. staar, L. stur. the power wielded by the government of

the place where railway trains come to a nus, Gr. psar.] a country; the civil power, often as

stand : a district or branch post-office... STARRED, stärd, adj. adorned or studded

contrasted with ecclesiastical ; as, the

v.t. to assign a station to: to set : to apwith stars. union of church and state : one of the

point to a post, place, or office. [Lit. "a STARRY, stär'i, adj. abounding or adorned

commonwealths or bodies politic which

standing," Fr.-L.statio-sto. See STAND.] with stars : consisting of or proceeding

together make up the Federal Republic, STATIONARY, stā'shun-ar-i, adj. pertainfrom the stars : like or shining like the which stand in certain specified relations

ing to a station : standing: fixed: settled: stars.-n. STARR'INESS. with the central or national government,

acting from or in a fixed position (as an START, stårt, v.i. to move suddenly aside:

and as regards internal affairs are more

engine): not progressing or retrogressing: to wince : to deviate : to begin.-v.t. to

or less independent: a republic, as op not improving. cause to move suddenly : to disturb sud posed to a monarchy. Dryden : a seat of STATIONER, stā'shun-er, n. one who sells denly: to rouse suddenly from conceal dignity; a throne; “ This chair shall be paper and other articles used in writing. ment: to set in motion : to call forth: my state."-Shak. : a canopy; a cover fOrig. a bookseller, from occupying a to invent or discover : to move suddenly ing of dignity; “His high throne, under stall or station in a market place.) from its place: to loosen: to empty : to

state of richest texture spread."-Milton: | STATIONERY, stā'shun-er-i, adj. belong. pour out. -n. a sudden movement: a estate ; possession ;

ing to a stationer.-n. the articles sold sudden motion of the body : a sudden

Strong was their plot,

by stationers. Their states far off, and they of wary wit.-Daniel: rousing to action : an unexpected move.

STÅTIST, stā'tist, n. a statesman, a politi. ment: a sally: a sudden fit: a quick the highest and stationary condition

cian. spring : the first motion from a point or

or point, as that of maturity between STATISTIC, sta-tist'ik, STATISTICAL, staplace : the outset. [Ice. sterta ; closely

growth and decline, or as that of crisis tist'ik-al, adj. pertaining to or containing akin to Dut. and Low Ger. storten, to between the increase and the abating

statistics.-adv. STATIST'ICALLY. plunge, Ger, stürzen.)

of a disease. Wiseman: that which is

STATISTICIAN, stat - ist - ish'an, n. one STARTLE, stärt'l, v.i. to start or move

stated or expressed in writing orin words

skilled in the science of statistics. suddenly: to feel sudden alarm.-v.t. to

or figures ; a statement; a document

STATISTICS, sta-tist'iks, n. a collection of excite suddenly: to shock: to frighten, containing a statement; “He sat down

facts and figures regarding the condition -n. sudden alarm or surprise. [Extento examine Mr. Owen's states."-Sir W.

of a people, class, etc.: the science which sion of START.] Scott. When state is used adjectively,

treats of the collection and arrangement STARVATION, står - vā'shun, n. act of

or as the first element in a compound, it

of statistics. [Coined (as if from a form starving: state of being starved. denotes public, or what belongs to the

statistike) from the Gr. statizo, to set up, STARVE, stärv, v.i. to die of hunger or

community or body politic; as, state

establish. cold: to suffer extreme hunger or want:

affairs : state policy. ro. Fr. estat, state, STATUARY, stat'ū-ar-i, n. the art of carv. to be in want of anything, condition, circumstances, etc.; Mod.

ing statues : a statue or a collection of v.t. to kill with hunger or cold: to destroy Fr. état ; L. status, state, position, stand

statues : one who makes statues : one by want: to deprive of power. [A.S. ing, from sto, to stand. See STAND.)

who deals in statues. [L. statuarius.] steorfan, cog. with Dut. sterven, Ger. STATE, stāt, v.t. to set; to settle; to es- | STATUE, stat'ū, n. a likeness of a living besterben, to die, orig. prob. “to work one's tablish ;

ing carved out of some solid substance : self to death,” the Ice. starf, work, pains, Who calls the council states the day.- Pope: an image. [Lit. “that wbich is made to and starfa, to work, to take pains, being to express the particulars of; to set down stand or is set up,"Fr.-L. statua--statuo, from the same root.

in detail or in gross; to represent fully to cause to stand-sto.) STARVELING, stäry'ling, adj. hungry : in words; to make known specifically ; STATUESQUE, stat-ü-esk', adj. like a

lean: weak.-n. a thin, weak, pining to explain particularly ; to narrate; to statue. Fr.] animal or plant. (See STARVE.)

recite; as, to state an opinion, to state STATUETTE, stat-ũ-et', n. a small statue. STATE, stāt, n. condition as determined the particulars of a case; “I pretended [Fr.

by whatever circumstances; the condi not fully to state, much less demonstrate, STATURE, statūr, n. the height of any tion or circumstances of a being or thing the truth contained in the text."- Atter animal. (L. statura.) at any given time; situation ; position ; bury.-TO STATE IT, to assume state or | STATUS, stā'tus, n., state: condition: rank. as, the state of one's health, the state of dignity: to act or conduct one's self (L.) public affairs, the roads are in a wretched

pompously. “Rarely dressed up, and STATUTABLE, stat'ût-a-bl, adj. made by state, to be in a state of uncertainty ; taught to state it.-Beau. & Fl.

statute: according to statute.--adv. STAT. “Nor laugh with his companions at thy STATED, stāt'ed, adj., settled : established : UTABLY. state."-Shak.; "The past and present fixed : regular.-adv. STATEDLY.

STATUTE, stat'ūt, n. a law expressly enstate of things." - Dryden; “The state of STATELY, stāt'li, adj. showing state or acted by the legislature (as distinguished the question."-Boyle : rank; condition; dignity: majestic : grand.-N. STATE' from a customary law or law of use and quality ; LINESS.

wont): a written law: the act of a corFair dame, I am not to you known,

STATEMENT, stāt'ment, n. the act of poration or its founder, intended as a perThough in your state of honor I am perfect. stating: that which is stated : a narra manent rule or law. L. statutum, that

-Shak. :
tive or recital.

which is set up-statuo.) royal or gorgeous pomp; appearance of

STATE-PAPER, stāt'-pā'per, n. an official STATUTORY, stat'ūt-or-i, adj. enacted by greatness ; In state the monarchs march'd.-Dryden ;

paper or document relating to affairs of statute : depending on statute for its Where least of state there most of love is shown.


authority. -Dryden: | STATE-PRISONER, stāt'-priz'n-er, n. a STAUNCH, STAUNCLHY, STAUNCHdignity; grandeur; “She instructed him prisoner confined for offences against NESS. See STANCH, etc. how he should keep state, yet with a the state.

STAVE, stāv, n. one of the pieces of which modest sense of his misfortunes."-Ba STATEROOM, stāt'rõõm, n. a stately room a cask is made : a staff or part of a piece con: a person of high rank ; “She is a in a palace or mansion : principal room of music : a stanza.-v.t. to break a stave duchess, a great state.Latimer ; in the cabin of a ship.

or the staves of: to break : to burst : to The bold design

STATESMAN, stāts'man, n. a man ac drive off, as with a staff: to delay :-pa.t. Pleas'd highly those infernal states.- Milton: quainted with the affairs of the state or and pa.p. stāved or stove. [By-form of any body of men constituting a commun of government: one skilled in govern STAB and STAFF.) ity of a particular character in virtue of ment: one employed in public affairs : a STAY, stā, v.i. to remain : to abide for any certain political privileges, who partake politician.-n. STATES'MANSHIP.

time : to continue in a state : to wait : either directly or by representation in the STATESMANLIKE, stāts'man - līk, adj., to cease acting : to dwell : to trust.-v.t. government of their country ; an estate; I like a statesman.

to cause to stand : to stop : to restrain : as, the states of the realm in Great STATIC, stat’ik, STATICAL, stat'ik-al. adj. to delay : to prevent from falling : to Britain are the Lords, spiritual and tem pertaining to statics: pertaining to bodies prop: to support :-pa.t. and pa.p. staid, poral, and the Commons : a whole people at rest or in equilibrium: resting: acting stayed.-n. continuance in a place: abode united into one body politic; a civil and by mere weight.

for a time : stand : stop: a fixed state:

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