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  • 141 Gloom — Gloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gloomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glooming}.] 1. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer. [1913 Webster] 2. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight. [1913 …

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  • 142 Gloomed — Gloom Gloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gloomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glooming}.] 1. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer. [1913 Webster] 2. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight …

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  • 143 Glooming — Gloom Gloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gloomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glooming}.] 1. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer. [1913 Webster] 2. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or sad; to come to the evening twilight …

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  • 144 heads or tails — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise},… …

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  • 145 In conceit with — Conceit Con*ceit , n. [Through French, fr. L. conceptus a conceiving, conception, fr. concipere to conceive: cf. OF. p. p. nom. conciez conceived. See {Conceive}, and cf. {Concept}, {Deceit}.] 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in… …

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  • 146 In fork — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …

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  • 147 Out of conceit with — Conceit Con*ceit , n. [Through French, fr. L. conceptus a conceiving, conception, fr. concipere to conceive: cf. OF. p. p. nom. conciez conceived. See {Conceive}, and cf. {Concept}, {Deceit}.] 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in… …

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  • 148 Southern cross — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise},… …

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  • 149 The forks of a river — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …

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  • 150 The forks of a road — Fork Fork (f[^o]rk), n. [AS. forc, fr. L. furca. Cf. {Fourch[ e]}, {Furcate}.] 1. An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; used for… …

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  • 151 To dangle about — Dangle Dan gle (d[a^][ng] g l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dangling}.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion …

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  • 152 To dangle after — Dangle Dan gle (d[a^][ng] g l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dangling}.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion …

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  • 153 To do a thing on the cross — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise},… …

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  • 154 To put one out of conceit with — Conceit Con*ceit , n. [Through French, fr. L. conceptus a conceiving, conception, fr. concipere to conceive: cf. OF. p. p. nom. conciez conceived. See {Conceive}, and cf. {Concept}, {Deceit}.] 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in… …

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  • 155 To take up the cross — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. crois, croys, cros; the former fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, fr. L. crux; the second is perh. directly fr. Prov. cros, crotz. fr. the same L. crux; cf. Icel. kross. Cf. {Crucial}, {Crusade}, {Cruise},… …

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  • 156 gable — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, probably from Medieval Latin gabulum gibbet, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish gabul forked stick Date: 14th century 1. a. the vertical triangular end of a building from cornice or eaves to… …

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  • 157 jib — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1661 a triangular sail set on a stay extending usually from the head of the foremast to the bowsprit or the jibboom; also the small triangular headsail on a sloop see sail illustration II. noun Etymology:… …

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  • 158 Boudica — (also spelled Boudicca, formerly known as Boadicea, and known in Welsh culture and legends as Buddug ) (d. AD 60 or 61) was a queen of the Iceni tribe of what is now known as East Anglia who led an uprising of the tribes against the occupying… …

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  • 159 William Kidd — Infobox Pirate name=William Kidd lived=c. 1645 – May 23, 1701 caption=William Kidd nickname= type=Privateer placeofbirth= Greenock, Scotland placeofdeath= Wapping, England allegiance= Kingdom of England serviceyears= base of operations= rank=… …

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  • 160 Ellis Island — For the island in Australia, see Ellis Island (Queensland). Ellis Island Ellis Island Immigration Museum Location: Jersey City and …

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