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2014-04-20

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23:30:02: Mountenaunce
Mountenaunce (?), n. Mountance. [Obs.] [ Webster]
22:30:03: Nephritis
Nephritis (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. nefri^tis (sc. ), fr. nefros a kidney.] (Med.) An inflammation of the kidneys. [ Webster]
21:30:03: Mockado
Mockado (?), n. A stuff made in imitation of velvet; -- probably the same as mock velvet. [Obs.] [ Webster] Our rich mockado doublet. Ford. [ Webster]
20:30:01: bronc
bronc n. an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang. Syn. -- bronco, broncho. [WordNet 1.5]
19:30:04: Purseful
Purseful (?), n.; pl. Pursefuls (). All that is, or can be, contained in a purse; enough to fill a purse. [ Webster]
18:30:04: Restrainment
Restrainment (?), n. The act of restraining. [ Webster]
17:30:01: Boldly
Boldly, adv. [AS. bealdlce.] In a bold manner. [ Webster]
16:30:02: 14th
14th adj. 1. coming next after the thirteenth in a series Syn. -- fourteenth [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
15:30:03: Two
Two (t), a. [OE. two, twa, properly fem. neut., twei, twein, tweien, properly masc. (whence E. twain), AS. tw, fem. neut., twgen, masc., t, neut.; akin to OFries. twne, masc., tw, fem. neut., OS. twne, masc., tw, fem., tw, neut., D. twee, OHG. zwne, zw, zwei, G. zwei, Icel. tveir, tvr, tvau, Sw. tv, Dan. to, Goth. twai, tws, twa; Lith. du, Russ. dva, Ir. Gael. da, W. dau, dwy, L. duo, Gr. dyo, Skr. dva. 300. Cf. Balance, Barouche, Between, Bi-, Combine, Deuce two in cards, Double, Doubt, Dozen, Dual, Duet, Dyad, Twain, Twelve, Twenty, Twice, Twilight, Twig, Twine, n., Twist.] One and one; twice one. Two great lights. Gen. i. 16. Two black clouds. Milton. [ Webster] Two is often joined with other words, forming compounds signifying divided into, consisting of, or having, two parts, divisions, organs, or the like; as two-bladed, two-celled, two-eared, two-flowered, twohand, two-headed, two-horse, two-leafed or two-leaved, two-legged, two-lobed, two-masted, two-named, two-part, two-petaled, two-pronged, two-seeded, two-sided, two-story, two-stringed, two-toothed, two-valved, two-winged, and the like. [ Webster] One or two, a phrase often used indefinitely for a small number. [ Webster]
14:30:05: Stowaway
Stowaway (?), n. One who conceals himself board of a vessel about to leave port, or on a railway train, in order to obtain a free passage. [ Webster]
13:30:03: Mactation
Mactation (?), n. [L. mactatio, fr. macture to slay, sacrifice.] The act of killing a victim for sacrifice. [Obs.] [ Webster]
12:30:03: Imaginous
Imaginous (?), a. Imaginative. [R.] Chapman. [ Webster]
11:30:02: Fondle
Fondle (?), v. t. [imp. p. p. Fondled (?); p. pr. vb. n. Fondling (?).] [From Fond, v.] To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child. Syn.- See Caress. [ Webster]
10:30:02: Alarming
Alarming, a. Exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing apprehension of danger; as, an alarming crisis or report. -- Alarmingly, adv. [ Webster]
09:30:03: Shattery
Shattery (?), a. Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle; as, shattery spar. [ Webster]
08:30:03: Extractor
Extractor (?), n. 1. One who, or that which, extracts; as: (a) (Surg.) A forceps or instrument for extracting substances. (b) (Breech-loading Firearms) A device for withdrawing a cartridge or spent cartridge shell from the chamber of the barrel. [ Webster] 2. A centrifugal drying machine. [Webster Suppl.] 3. (Apiculture) A machine for clearing combs of honey; also, a device for rendering wax. [Webster Suppl.]
07:30:02: Cerebroscopy
Cerebroscopy (?), n. [Cerebrum + -scopy.] (Med.) Examination of the brain for the diagnosis of disease; esp., the act or process of diagnosticating the condition of the brain by examination of the interior of the eye (as with an ophthalmoscope). Buck. [ Webster]
06:30:03: Trapezate
Trapezate (?), a. [See Trapezium.] Having the form of a trapezium; trapeziform. [ Webster]
05:30:03: Polony
Polony (?), n. [Prob. corrupt. fr. Bologna.] A kind of sausage made of meat partly cooked. [ Webster]
04:30:02: Disaffect
Disaffect (?), v. t. [imp. p. p. Disaffected; p. pr. vb. n. Disaffecting.] 1. To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriendliness. [ Webster] They had attempted to disaffect and discontent his majesty's late army. Clarendon. [ Webster] 2. To disturb the functions of; to disorder. [ Webster] It disaffects the bowels. Hammond. [ Webster] 3. To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed toward; to dislike. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [ Webster]
03:30:04: Incony
Incony (?), a. [Cf. Conny, Canny.] Unlearned; artless; pretty; delicate. [Obs.] [ Webster] Most sweet jests! most incony vulgar wit! Shak. [ Webster]
02:30:03: Phosphorize
Phosphorize (?), v. t. To phosphorate. [ Webster]
01:30:05: Pluripartite
Pluripartite (?), a. [Pluri- + partite.] (Bot.) Deeply divided into several portions. [ Webster]
00:30:02: Classicist
Classicist (?), n. One learned in the classics; an advocate for the classics. [ Webster]