A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found

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C. and J. Rivington, 1824 - English language - 832 pages

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Page 329 - London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems ; whence any mean production is called Grub-street.
Page 230 - A figure of rhetoric t , by which something is left out ; in geometry, an oval figure generated from the section of a cone, by a plane cutting both sides of the cone, but not parallel to the base, and meeting witli the base when produced.
Page 367 - Nones, and Ides. The first day of every month was called the Kalends ; the fifth day was called the Nones ; and the thirteenth day was called the Ides ; except in the months of March, May, July, and October, in which the Nones fell upon the seventh day, and the Ides on the fifteenth.
Page 21 - Parts of a number, which will never make up the number exactly ; as 3 is an aliquant of 10, thrice 3 being 9, four times 3 making 12.
Page 251 - In geometry : the equable evolution of the periphery of a circle, or any other curve, is such a gradual approach of the circumference to rectitude, as that all its parts meet together, and equally evolve or unbend.
Page 93 - An optical machine used in a darkened chamber, so that the light coming only through a double convex glass, objects opposite are represented inverted upon any white matter placed in the focus of the glass.
Page 217 - A poem accommodated to action ; a poem in which the action is not related, but represented ; and in which therefore such rules are to be observed as make the representation probable.
Page 364 - Hyperbola, a section of a cone made by a plane, so that the axis of the section inclines to the...
Page 345 - HEGIRA, he-jl'ri, or hed'je-ra. s. A term in chronology, signifying the epocha, or account of time, used by the Arabians, who begin from the day that Mahomet was forced to escape from Mecca, July sixteenth, AD six hundred and twenty-two. IT The latter pronunciation is adopted by Dr. Johnson, Barclay, and Bailey ; and the former by Mr. Sheridan, Dr.

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