The Encyclopaedic Dictionary; A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meanin

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary; A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meanin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...iMiiguage Entomology: (1) The genua Perla (q.v.). Applied loosely to any winged insect frequenting the surface of water. (2) The genus Gyrinus (q.v.). 2. Fig: Used as an emblem of emptiness and vanity. "Dost know tliU wtter-Jty/'"--ShaJteMp.: Hamlet, V. 3. water fowl, s. 1. A bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, or in or near the sea; an aquatic fowl. The term is generally applied to web-footed birds, but is also used of herons, plovers, and other birds that frequent rivers, lakes, and the sea-shore. 2. Such birds collectively; wild fowl. water-fox, s. A name given to the carp, on account of its supposed cunning." "An the carp is accounted tin-wntar-foz for hfa conning, mi the roach is accounted the water-sheep.--Walton: Angler. water-frame, s. A name given to the spinning-jenny, from the fact that at first it was driven by water. water-furrow, v.t. To drain by drawing furrows across the ridges in the lowest part of the ground. "H'ater-furrow thy ground. That nine, when it couieth, may run away round." Tusur; Uuabandrie, p. i8. water-furrow, . Agric.: A channel, furrow, or grip for conducting water from the land; a watercourse. water-gage, s. wateb-oaooe. water-gall, . 1. A cavity made in the earth by a torrent of water. 2. An appearance in the sky known from experience to presage the approach of rain; a rainbow-coloured spot; an imperfectly formed, or a secondary rainbow; a weathergall. "These trater-galts... foretell new storms." Shaketp.: Rape of Lucrocv, 1,588. water-gang, s. A trench or course for 5. Gas obtained by the debater. Water in the form of over red-hot coke, resolving n and carbonic oxide, the sorbed. The hydrogen and are then passed through a utrbonaceous...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236485595