The Globe Dictionary of the English Language

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William Collins, Sons,, 1873 - English language - 752 pages
 

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Page 265 - The art of curing founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses.
Page 291 - The dictionary said that inertia was a property of matter, by which matter tends, when at rest, to remain so, and, when in motion, to move on in a straight line.
Page 320 - Earth's surface from another part; usually that portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all of its natural characteristics.
Page 183 - In grammar, etymology comprehends the various inflections and modifications of words, and shows how they are formed from their simple roots.
Page 263 - ... defect causing a break or failure in a scheme or in a performance ; — a knot or noose in a rope for fastening it to a ring or other object.
Page 57 - The outer side of a ship above the water;— a discharge of all the guns on one side of a ship at the same time ; — a paper printed on one side only.
Page 231 - A string or band used to tie a stocking to the leg; the badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter; the order itself, t*.
Page 166 - LK represents the circle of the ecliptic, which, as has already been stated, is the apparent path of the sun, or the real path of the earth. This circle, although it is generally drawn on the terrestrial globe, is, in reality, a...
Page 274 - The fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October, and the thirteenth day of the other months...
Page 234 - Geometry is that branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles ; the theory of space and of figures in space.

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