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adam

adam
(n.) The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.
(n.) "Original sin;" human frailty.

ahem

ahem
(interj.) An exclamation to call one's attention; hem.

alum

alum
(n.) A double sulphate formed of aluminium and some other element (esp. an alkali metal) or of aluminium. It has twenty-four molecules of water of crystallization.
(v. t.) To steep in, or otherwise impregnate with, a solution of alum; to treat with alum.

aram

aram
The biblical name for ancient Syria

arum

arum
(n.) A genus of plants found in central Europe and about the Mediterranean, having flowers on a spadix inclosed in a spathe. The cuckoopint of the English is an example.

atom

atom
(n.) An ultimate indivisible particle of matter.
(n.) An ultimate particle of matter not necessarily indivisible; a molecule.
(n.) A constituent particle of matter, or a molecule supposed to be made up of subordinate particles.
(n.) The smallest particle of matter that can enter into combination; one of the elementary constituents of a molecule.
(n.) Anything extremely small; a particle; a whit.
(v. t.) To reduce to atoms.

azym

azym
(n.) Alt. of Azyme

balm

balm
(n.) An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
(n.) The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs.
(n.) Any fragrant ointment.
(n.) Anything that heals or that mitigates pain.
(v. i.) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal. Hence: To soothe; to mitigate.

barm

barm
(n.) Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast.
(n.) The lap or bosom.

baum

baum
United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)

beam

beam
(n.) Any large piece of timber or iron long in proportion to its thickness, and prepared for use.
(n.) One of the principal horizontal timbers of a building or ship.
(n.) The width of a vessel; as, one vessel is said to have more beam than another.
(n.) The bar of a balance, from the ends of which the scales are suspended.
(n.) The principal stem or horn of a stag or other deer, which bears the antlers, or branches.
(n.) The pole of a carriage.
(n.) A cylinder of wood, making part of a loom, on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also, the cylinder on which the cloth is rolled, as it is woven; one being called the fore beam, the other the back beam.
(n.) The straight part or shank of an anchor.
(n.) The main part of a plow, to which the handles and colter are secured, and to the end of which are attached the oxen or horses that draw it.
(n.) A heavy iron lever having an oscillating motion on a central axis, one end of which is connected with the piston rod from which it receives motion, and the other with the crank of the wheel shaft; -- called also working beam or walking beam.
(n.) A ray or collection of parallel rays emitted from the sun or other luminous body; as, a beam of light, or of heat.
(n.) Fig.: A ray; a gleam; as, a beam of comfort.
(n.) One of the long feathers in the wing of a hawk; -- called also beam feather.
(v. i.) To emit beams of light.
(v. t.) To send forth; to emit; -- followed ordinarily by forth; as, to beam forth light.

beem

beem
(n.) A trumpet.

berm

berm
(n.) Alt. of Berme

boom

boom
(n.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.
(n.) A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.
(n.) A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor.
(n.) A strong chain cable, or line of spars bound together, extended across a river or the mouth of a harbor, to obstruct navigation or passage.
(n.) A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away.
(n.) A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.
(n.) A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee.
(v. i.) To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.
(v. i.) To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.
(v. i.) To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
(v. i.) To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.
(v. t.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.
(v. t.) To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.

brim

brim
(a.) Fierce; sharp; cold. See Breme.
(n.) The rim, border, or upper edge of a cup, dish, or any hollow vessel used for holding anything.
(n.) The edge or margin, as of a fountain, or of the water contained in it; the brink; border.
(n.) The rim of a hat.
(v. i.) To be full to the brim.
(v. t.) To fill to the brim, upper edge, or top.

calm

calm
(n.) Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.
(n.) To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.
(n.) To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.
(super.) Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.
(super.) Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.

cham

cham
(n.) The sovereign prince of Tartary; -- now usually written khan.
(v. t.) To chew.

chum

chum
(n.) A roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend.
(n.) Chopped pieces of fish used as bait.
(v. i.) To occupy a chamber with another; as, to chum together at college.

clam

clam
(n.) Claminess; moisture.
(n.) A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.
(v. i.) To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.
(v. t.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
(v. t.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
(v. t.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
(v. t.) To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
(v. t. & i.) To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.
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