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  • 101 Elastic tissue — Elastic E*las tic ([ e]*l[a^]s t[i^]k), a. [Formed fr. Gr. elay nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. [ e]lastique.] 1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from… …

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  • 102 Embrace — Em*brace , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embraced} ([e^]m*br[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embracing} ([e^]m*br[=a] s[i^]ng).] [OE. embracier, F. embrasser; pref. em (L. in) + F. bras arm. See {Brace}, n.] 1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in… …

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  • 103 Embraced — Embrace Em*brace , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embraced} ([e^]m*br[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embracing} ([e^]m*br[=a] s[i^]ng).] [OE. embracier, F. embrasser; pref. em (L. in) + F. bras arm. See {Brace}, n.] 1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to… …

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  • 104 Embracing — Embrace Em*brace , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embraced} ([e^]m*br[=a]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embracing} ([e^]m*br[=a] s[i^]ng).] [OE. embracier, F. embrasser; pref. em (L. in) + F. bras arm. See {Brace}, n.] 1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to… …

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  • 105 Fresh — (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh [ e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF. fres,… …

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  • 106 Fresh breeze — Fresh Fresh (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh [ e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF …

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  • 107 Fresh gale — Fresh Fresh (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh [ e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF …

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  • 108 Fresh way — Fresh Fresh (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh [ e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF …

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  • 109 Fresher — Fresh Fresh (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh [ e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF …

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  • 110 Freshest — Fresh Fresh (fr[e^]sh), a. [Compar. {Fresher} (fr[e^]sh [ e]r); superl. {Freshest}.] [OE. fresch, AS. fersc; akin to D. versch, G. frisch, OHG. frisc, Sw. frisk, Dan. frisk, fersk, Icel. fr[imac]skr frisky, brisk, ferskr fresh; cf. It. fresco, OF …

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  • 111 Gum elastic — Elastic E*las tic ([ e]*l[a^]s t[i^]k), a. [Formed fr. Gr. elay nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. [ e]lastique.] 1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from… …

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  • 112 Promptitude — Prompt i*tude, n. [F., fr. L. promptitudo. See {Prompt}, a.] The quality of being prompt; quickness of decision and action when occasion demands; alacrity; as, promptitude in obedience. [1913 Webster] Men of action, of promptitude, and of courage …

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  • 113 Promptness — Prompt ness, n. [1913 Webster] 1. Promptitude; readiness; quickness of decision or action. [1913 Webster] 2. Cheerful willingness; alacrity. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 114 Sprightliness — Spright li*ness ( l[i^]*n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being sprightly; liveliness; life; briskness; vigor; activity; gayety; vivacity. [1913 Webster] In dreams, observe with what a sprightliness and alacrity does she [the soul] exert… …

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  • 115 Subsidies — Subsidy Sub si*dy, n.; pl. {Subsidies}. [L. subsidium the troops stationed in reserve in the third line of battlem reserve, support, help, fr. subsidere to sit down, lie in wait: cf. F. subside. See {Subside}.] 1. Support; aid; co[ o]peration;… …

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  • 116 Subsidy — Sub si*dy, n.; pl. {Subsidies}. [L. subsidium the troops stationed in reserve in the third line of battlem reserve, support, help, fr. subsidere to sit down, lie in wait: cf. F. subside. See {Subside}.] 1. Support; aid; co[ o]peration; esp.,… …

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  • 117 What cheer — Cheer Cheer (ch[=e]r), n. [OE. chere face, welcome, cheer, OF. chiere, F. ch[ e]re, fr. LL. cara face, Gr. ka ra head; akin to Skr. [,c]iras, L. cerebrum brain, G. hirn, and E. cranium.] 1. The face; the countenance or its expression. [Obs.]… …

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  • 118 alacritous — adjective see alacrity …

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  • 119 Abalone — For board game, see Abalone (board game). Abelone redirects here. For the wine grape that is also known as Abelone, see Chasselas. Abalone Living abalone in tank showing epipodium and tentacles, anterior end to the right …

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  • 120 Azores — This article is about the archipelago. For the area of high pressure, see Azores High. Coordinates: 37°44′28″N 25°40′32″W / 37.74111°N 25.67556°W …

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