The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia; A New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to the English Language, Defining Over 250,000 Words, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Pronunciation and Use, Comprising a General Encyclopedia Volume 4

The American Dictionary and Cyclopedia; A New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to the English Language, Defining Over 250,000 Words, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Pronunciation and Use, Comprising a General Encyclopedia Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...as snbst.=a rock plant, a Saxifrage; this is not the modern Ei_npotrum. Bot: A genus of plants--the typical one of th order Empctraceee (q. v.). Empeirum nigrum is a small, procumbent much-branching shrub. with greatly recurved, linear, oblong eaves, small, ' purplish flowers, and fruit consisting of black clustered drupes. It is found on mountaiuoiis heaths where it ascends to 4, (Xl0 feet, and affords a favorite food to moor game. lt is found both in_North and South America, the drupes, however, being, as usual, black in the former region, but red in the latter. The dru es are eaten in the arctic parts of Eurolpe, where t ey are r urded as anti-scorbutic and iui-etic. A forinente liquor is prepared from them by the Greenlanders. em'--pha-sis, n. Lat. from Gr. emphasis, from em=en.=in, and phusi'a_-"an up oarance; ph.ainO= to show, to indicate. PHAsE.'_l l. A particular force or stress of utterance laid u n n word or words, the meaning or intent of W iich the speaker wishes specially to impress upon his hearers. "Emphau's not so much regards the time us a certain grandeur, whereby some letter, syllable, word, orsentencc is rendered more remarkable than the rcst."--Huldcentsr. 2. Impressiveness of_mann_er or expression. 3. Especial force or intensity. m--phy--s6'-ma, em'-phy--s6_m s._ Gr. emphysema.( enit. emphysematos) =an inflation;emph.ysad =to in ate: em=en=in, and hysa6=to blow J Mcd.: The presence of air_ u the cellular tissue. There are two types of the disease: the traumatic, in which the air is introduced through wounds in the lungs or elsewhere; and the idiopathic or spontaneous, in which air, or rather gas, of some kind, is generated within the cellular tissue itself by piitrcfactivshow more

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