Engrail
Engrail En*grail", v. i. To form an edging or border; to run in curved or indented lines. --Parnell. [1913 Webster]

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  • Engrail — En*grail , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engrailed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engrailing}.] [F. engr[^e]ler; pref. en (L. in) + gr[^e]le hail. See {Grail} gravel.] 1. To variegate or spot, as with hail. [1913 Webster] A caldron new engrailed with twenty hues.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engrail — [en grāl′] vt. [ME engrelen (only in pp.) < OFr engresler < en , in + gresle, slender < L gracilis: see GRACILE] 1. to indent (an edge or rim) with concave, curved notches 2. to ornament the edge of with such a pattern engrailed adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • engrail — engrailment, n. /en grayl /, v.t. 1. to ornament the edge of with curved indentations. 2. Minting. to make dots or curves on the cylindrical edge of (a coin, medal, etc.) so as to form a pattern. [1375 1425; late ME engrelen < AF, MF engresler,… …   Universalium

  • engrail — v. decorate with curved notches; give serrated appearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • engrail — en·grail …   English syllables

  • engrail — en•grail [[t]ɛnˈgreɪl[/t]] v. t. 1) her to ornament the edge of with curved indentations 2) num to make raised dots around the edge of (a coin or medal) • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME engrelen < AF, MF engresler= en I+gresler to make slender… …   From formal English to slang

  • engrail — /ɛnˈgreɪl/ (say en grayl), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) 1. to ornament the edge of with curved indentations. 2. (on a coin or medal) to form the decorative margin of a ring of dots. {Middle English engrele(n), from Old French engresler, from en en 1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • engrail —   v.t. decorate with curved notches; give serrated appearance to …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • engrail — v.tr. (usu. as engrailed adj.) esp. Heraldry indent the edge of; give a serrated appearance to. Etymology: ME f. OF engresler (as EN (1), gresle hail) …   Useful english dictionary

  • engrailment — engrailˈment noun 1. The ring of dots round the edge of a medal 2. Indentation in curved lines (heraldry) • • • Main Entry: ↑engrail …   Useful english dictionary

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