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  • 181Parchment — Parch ment (p[aum]rch ment), n. [OE. parchemin, perchemin, F. parchemin, LL. pergamenum, L. pergamena, pergamina, fr. L. Pergamenus of or belonging to Pergamus an ancient city of Mysia in Asia Minor, where parchment was first used.] 1. The skin… …

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  • 182Parchment paper — Parchment Parch ment (p[aum]rch ment), n. [OE. parchemin, perchemin, F. parchemin, LL. pergamenum, L. pergamena, pergamina, fr. L. Pergamenus of or belonging to Pergamus an ancient city of Mysia in Asia Minor, where parchment was first used.] 1.… …

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  • 183Parchmentize — Parch ment*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. { ized}; p. pr. & vb. n. { izing}.] To convert to a parchmentlike substance, especially by sulphuric acid. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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  • 184Pierce — Pierce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pierced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piercing}.] [OE. percen, F. percer, OF. percier, perchier, parchier; perh. fr. (assumed) LL. pertusiare for pertusare, fr. L. pertundere, pertusum, to beat, push, bore through; per through + …

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  • 185Pierced — Pierce Pierce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pierced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piercing}.] [OE. percen, F. percer, OF. percier, perchier, parchier; perh. fr. (assumed) LL. pertusiare for pertusare, fr. L. pertundere, pertusum, to beat, push, bore through; per… …

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  • 186Piercing — Pierce Pierce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pierced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piercing}.] [OE. percen, F. percer, OF. percier, perchier, parchier; perh. fr. (assumed) LL. pertusiare for pertusare, fr. L. pertundere, pertusum, to beat, push, bore through; per… …

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  • 187Roast — Roast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roasting}.] [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. r[^o]tir; of German origin; cf. OHG. r[=o]sten, G. r[ o]sten, fr. OHG. r[=o]st, r[=o]sta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.] 1. To cook by… …

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  • 188Roasted — Roast Roast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roasting}.] [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. r[^o]tir; of German origin; cf. OHG. r[=o]sten, G. r[ o]sten, fr. OHG. r[=o]st, r[=o]sta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.] 1. To… …

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  • 189Roasting — Roast Roast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roasting}.] [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. r[^o]tir; of German origin; cf. OHG. r[=o]sten, G. r[ o]sten, fr. OHG. r[=o]st, r[=o]sta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.] 1. To… …

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  • 190Scorch — (sk[^o]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scorching}.] [OE. scorchen, probably akin to scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skr[ o]kka, to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skr[*a]kkla to wrinkle (see… …

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  • 191Scorched — Scorch Scorch (sk[^o]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scorching}.] [OE. scorchen, probably akin to scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skr[ o]kka, to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skr[*a]kkla to… …

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  • 192Scorching — Scorch Scorch (sk[^o]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scorching}.] [OE. scorchen, probably akin to scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skr[ o]kka, to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skr[*a]kkla to… …

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  • 193Seam — Seam, v. i. To become ridgy; to crack open. [1913 Webster] Later their lips began to parch and seam. L. Wallace. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 194Sear — Sear, Sere Sere (s[=e]r), a. [OE. seer, AS. se[ a]r (assumed) fr. se[ a]rian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor[=e]n to wither, Gr. a y ein to parch, to dry, Skr. [,c]ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. [root]152.… …

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  • 195Sere — Sear Sear, Sere Sere (s[=e]r), a. [OE. seer, AS. se[ a]r (assumed) fr. se[ a]rian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor[=e]n to wither, Gr. a y ein to parch, to dry, Skr. [,c]ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry.… …

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  • 196Skeleton — Skel e*ton, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ???? (sc. ???) a dried body, a mummy, fr. ???? dried up, parched, ???? to dry, dry up, parch.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal. Note: [See… …

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  • 197Terrace — Ter race, n. [F. terrasse (cf. Sp. terraza, It. terrazza), fr. L. terra the earth, probably for tersa, originally meaning, dry land, and akin to torrere to parch, E. torrid, and thirst. See {Thirst}, and cf. {Fumitory}, {Inter}, v., {Patterre},… …

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  • 198Terrace epoch — Terrace Ter race, n. [F. terrasse (cf. Sp. terraza, It. terrazza), fr. L. terra the earth, probably for tersa, originally meaning, dry land, and akin to torrere to parch, E. torrid, and thirst. See {Thirst}, and cf. {Fumitory}, {Inter}, v.,… …

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  • 199Thirst — (th[ e]rst), n. [OE. thirst, [thorn]urst, AS. [thorn]urst, [thorn]yrst; akin to D. dorst, OS. thurst, G. durst, Icel. [thorn]orsti, Sw. & Dan. t[ o]rst, Goth. [thorn]a[ u]rstei thirst, [thorn]a[ u]rsus dry, withered, [thorn]a[ u]rsie[thorn] mik I …

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  • 200To dry a cow — Dry Dry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drying}.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See {Dry}, a.] To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one s …

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