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  • 161 thorn in the flesh — or[thorn in one s side] {n. phr.} Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. * /The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side./ * /The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh of the… …

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  • 162 Agnail — Ag nail, n. [AS. angn[ae]gl; ange vexation, trouble + n[ae]gel nail. Cf. {Hangnail}.] 1. A corn on the toe or foot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An inflammation or sore under or around the nail; also, a hangnail. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 163 Annoy — An*noy , n. [OE. anoi, anui, OF. anoi, anui, enui, fr. L. in odio hatred (esse alicui in odio, Cic.). See {Ennui}, {Odium}, {Noisome}, {Noy}.] A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling;… …

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  • 164 Annoy — An*noy ([a^]n*noi ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annoyed} ([a^]n*noid ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Annoying}.] [OE. anoien, anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See {Annoy}, n.] To disturb or irritate,… …

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  • 165 Annoyance — An*noy ance, n. [OF. anoiance, anuiance.] 1. The act of annoying, or the state of being annoyed; molestation; vexation; annoy. [1913 Webster] A deep clay, giving much annoyance to passengers. Fuller. [1913 Webster] For the further annoyance and… …

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  • 166 Annoyed — Annoy An*noy ([a^]n*noi ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annoyed} ([a^]n*noid ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Annoying}.] [OE. anoien, anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See {Annoy}, n.] To disturb or… …

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  • 167 Annoying — Annoy An*noy ([a^]n*noi ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annoyed} ([a^]n*noid ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Annoying}.] [OE. anoien, anuien, OF. anoier, anuier, F. ennuyer, fr. OF. anoi, anui, enui, annoyance, vexation, F. ennui. See {Annoy}, n.] To disturb or… …

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  • 168 Asterias rubens — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …

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  • 169 Bawl — (b[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bawled} (b[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bawling}.] [Icel. baula to low, bellow, as a cow; akin to Sw. b[ o]la; cf. AS bellan, G. bellen to bark, E. bellow, bull.] 1. To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with… …

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  • 170 Bawled — Bawl Bawl (b[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bawled} (b[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bawling}.] [Icel. baula to low, bellow, as a cow; akin to Sw. b[ o]la; cf. AS bellan, G. bellen to bark, E. bellow, bull.] 1. To cry out with a loud, full sound; to… …

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  • 171 Bawling — Bawl Bawl (b[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bawled} (b[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bawling}.] [Icel. baula to low, bellow, as a cow; akin to Sw. b[ o]la; cf. AS bellan, G. bellen to bark, E. bellow, bull.] 1. To cry out with a loud, full sound; to… …

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  • 172 Bitterness — Bit ter*ness, n. [AS. biternys; biter better + nys = ness.] 1. The quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress …

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  • 173 Blue devils — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …

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  • 174 Botheration — Both er*a tion, n. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 175 Brame — Brame, n. [Cf. {Breme}.] Sharp passion; vexation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Heart burning brame. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 176 Cartesian devil — Devil Dev il, n. [AS. de[ o]fol, de[ o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel, Goth. diaba[ u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to throw across; ? across + ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr …

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  • 177 Cattle plague — Plague Plague, n. [L. plaga a blow, stroke, plague; akin to Gr. ?, fr. ? to strike; cf. L. plangere to strike, beat. Cf. {Plaint}.] 1. That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or… …

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  • 178 Chafe — Chafe, v. i. To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction. [1913 Webster] Made its great boughs chafe together. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] The troubled Tiber chafing with her shores. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be worn by …

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  • 179 Chafe — Chafe, n. 1. Heat excited by friction. [1913 Webster] 2. Injury or wear caused by friction. [1913 Webster] 3. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage. [1913 Webster] The cardinal in a chafe sent for him to Whitehall. Camden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 180 Dander — Dan der, n. [Corrupted from dandruff.] 1. Dandruff or scurf on the head. [1913 Webster] 2. Anger or vexation; rage. [Low] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …

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