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  • 161fribble — I. ˈfribəl verb (fribbled ; fribbled ; fribbling b(ə)liŋ ; fribbles) Etymology: origin unknown intransitive verb 1. : to act in a trifling or foolish manner : act frivolously 2 …

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  • 162frib´bler — frib|ble «FRIHB uhl», verb, bled, bling, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to behave frivolously; trifle: »Not as you treat those fools that are fribbling round about you (Thackeray). 2. Obsolete. to falter; totter. –v.t. to waste foolishly …

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  • 163frib|ble — «FRIHB uhl», verb, bled, bling, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to behave frivolously; trifle: »Not as you treat those fools that are fribbling round about you (Thackeray). 2. Obsolete. to falter; totter. –v.t. to waste foolishly …

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  • 164fu´tile|ness — fu|tile «FYOO tuhl», adjective. 1. not successful; useless; vain: »He fell down after making futile attempts to keep his balance. Many people have made futile attempts to swim from England to France. An instance of futile classicism…is the… …

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  • 165fu´tile|ly — fu|tile «FYOO tuhl», adjective. 1. not successful; useless; vain: »He fell down after making futile attempts to keep his balance. Many people have made futile attempts to swim from England to France. An instance of futile classicism…is the… …

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  • 166fu|tile — «FYOO tuhl», adjective. 1. not successful; useless; vain: »He fell down after making futile attempts to keep his balance. Many people have made futile attempts to swim from England to France. An instance of futile classicism…is the conventional… …

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  • 167nig´gling|ly — nig|gling «NIHG lihng», adjective, noun. –adj. trifling; mean; petty: »Neither did I like the niggling way in which they dealt with me (Robert Southey). –n. trifling work or activity; work with too much care for petty details: »Leadership has to… …

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  • 168nig|gling — «NIHG lihng», adjective, noun. –adj. trifling; mean; petty: »Neither did I like the niggling way in which they dealt with me (Robert Southey). –n. trifling work or activity; work with too much care for petty details: »Leadership has to be created …

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  • 169slight´ness — slight «slyt», adjective, verb, noun. –adj. 1. not much; not important; small: »I have a slight headache. One slice of bread is a slight lunch. I hardly felt that slight scratch. Therefore I am glad to take this slight occasion this trifling… …

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  • 170tri´fling|ness — tri|fling «TRY flihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having little value; not important; very small; paltry; insignificant: »The friends treated their quarrel as only a trifling matter. To a philosopher no circumstance, however trifling, is too… …

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  • 171tri´fling|ly — tri|fling «TRY flihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having little value; not important; very small; paltry; insignificant: »The friends treated their quarrel as only a trifling matter. To a philosopher no circumstance, however trifling, is too… …

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  • 172tri|fling — «TRY flihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having little value; not important; very small; paltry; insignificant: »The friends treated their quarrel as only a trifling matter. To a philosopher no circumstance, however trifling, is too minute (Oliver …

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  • 173ART — This article is arranged according to the following outline: Antiquity to 1800 INTRODUCTION: JEWISH ATTITUDE TO ART biblical period the sanctuary and first temple period second temple period after the fall of jerusalem relation to early christian …

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  • 174Agaricus muscarius — Fly Fly, n.; pl. {Flies} (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS. fl[=y]ge, fle[ o]ge, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg, OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root] 84. See {Fly}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any winged insect; esp …

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  • 175Airy — Air y, a. 1. Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating or belonging to air; high in air; a[ e]rial; as, an airy flight. The airy region. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Open to a free current of air; …

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  • 176Apish — Ap ish, a. Having the qualities of an ape; prone to imitate in a servile manner. Hence: Apelike; fantastically silly; foppish; affected; trifling. [1913 Webster] The apish gallantry of a fantastic boy. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 177Artemisia abrotonum — Boy Boy, n. [Cf. D. boef, Fries. boi, boy; akin to G. bube, Icel. bofi rouge.] 1. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son. [1913 Webster] My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Note …

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  • 178Bauble — Bau ble (b[add] b l), n. [Cf. OF. baubel a child s plaything, F. babiole, It. babbola, LL. baubellum gem, jewel, L. babulus, a baburrus, foolish.] 1. A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay and showy without real value; a cheap,… …

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  • 179Black fly — Fly Fly, n.; pl. {Flies} (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS. fl[=y]ge, fle[ o]ge, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg, OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root] 84. See {Fly}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any winged insect; esp …

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  • 180Boy — Boy, n. [Cf. D. boef, Fries. boi, boy; akin to G. bube, Icel. bofi rouge.] 1. A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son. [1913 Webster] My only boy fell by the side of great Dundee. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Note: Boy …

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