Accumb
Accumb Ac*cumb" ([a^]k*k[u^]mb"), v. i. [L. accumbere; ad + cumbere (only in compounds) to lie down.] To recline, as at table. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • accumb — …   Useful english dictionary

  • accumbing — † aˈccumbing, vbl. n. Obs. [f. accumb + ing1.] A reclining at table. [See under accumb] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accubation — Ac cu*ba tion ([a^]k*k[ u]*b[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. accubatio, for accubitio, fr. accubare to recline; ad + cubare to lie down. See {Accumb}.] The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accumbent — 1. adjective /əˈkʌmbənt/ a) Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals. b) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf See Also: accumb, accumbency, accubation, recumbent 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • accubation — noun /ˌɑ.kju. beɪ.ʃən/ The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals. See Also: accumb, accumbent …   Wiktionary

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