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abaca

abaca
(n.) The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.

abaci

abaci
(pl.) of Abacus

aback

aback
(adv.) Toward the back or rear; backward.
(adv.) Behind; in the rear.
(adv.) Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind.
(n.) An abacus.

adact

adact
(v. t.) To compel; to drive.

alack

alack
(interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow.

apace

apace
(adv.) With a quick pace; quick; fast; speedily.

arace

arace
(v. t.) To tear up by the roots; to draw away.

beach

beach
(n.) Pebbles, collectively; shingle.
(n.) The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand.
(v. t.) To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.

black

black
(a.) Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes.
(a.) In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the heavens black with clouds.
(a.) Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness; destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked; cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible.
(a.) Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen; foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.
(a.) To make black; to blacken; to soil; to sully.
(a.) To make black and shining, as boots or a stove, by applying blacking and then polishing with a brush.
(adv.) Sullenly; threateningly; maliciously; so as to produce blackness.
(n.) That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black.
(n.) A black pigment or dye.
(n.) A negro; a person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black; esp. a member or descendant of certain African races.
(n.) A black garment or dress; as, she wears black
(n.) Mourning garments of a black color; funereal drapery.
(n.) The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black.
(n.) A stain; a spot; a smooch.

brace

brace
(n.) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
(n.) A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
(n.) The state of being braced or tight; tension.
(n.) A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
(n.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
(n.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
(n.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
(n.) A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
(n.) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
(n.) Harness; warlike preparation.
(n.) Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
(n.) The mouth of a shaft.
(v. i.) To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up.
(v. t.) To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
(v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
(v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
(v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
(v. t.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.

brach

brach
(n.) A bitch of the hound kind.

brack

brack
(n.) An opening caused by the parting of any solid body; a crack or breach; a flaw.
(n.) Salt or brackish water.

bract

bract
(n.) A leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant, from the axil of which a flower stalk arises.
(n.) Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or at the base of a flower.

chace

chace
(n.) See 3d Chase, n., 3.
(v. t.) To pursue. See Chase v. t.

clack

clack
(n.) To make a sudden, sharp noise, or a succesion of such noises, as by striking an object, or by collision of parts; to rattle; to click.
(n.) To utter words rapidly and continually, or with abruptness; to let the tongue run.
(v. t.) To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.
(v. t.) To utter rapidly and inconsiderately.
(v. t.) A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object.
(v. t.) Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.
(v. t.) Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.

coach

coach
(n.) A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.
(n.) A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat's crew for a race.
(n.) A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain.
(n.) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.
(v. i.) To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with
(v. t.) To convey in a coach.
(v. t.) To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.

coact

coact
(v. i.) To act together; to work in concert; to unite.
(v. t.) To force; to compel; to drive.

crack

crack
(a.) Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of.
(n.) A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
(n.) Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
(n.) A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
(n.) The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
(n.) Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
(n.) A crazy or crack-brained person.
(n.) A boast; boasting.
(n.) Breach of chastity.
(n.) A boy, generally a pert, lively boy.
(n.) A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
(n.) Free conversation; friendly chat.
(v. i.) To burst or open in chinks; to break, with or without quite separating into parts.
(v. i.) To be ruined or impaired; to fail.
(v. i.) To utter a loud or sharp, sudden sound.
(v. i.) To utter vain, pompous words; to brag; to boast; -- with of.
(v. t.) To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
(v. t.) To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
(v. t.) To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
(v. t.) To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
(v. t.) To cry up; to extol; -- followed by up.

draco

draco
(n.) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic.
(n.) A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
(n.) A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.

enact

enact
(n.) Purpose; determination.
(v. t.) To decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity of law.
(v. t.) To act; to perform; to do; to effect.
(v. t.) To act the part of; to represent; to play.

epact

epact
(n.) The moon's age at the beginning of the calendar year, or the number of days by which the last new moon has preceded the beginning of the year.

exact

exact
(a.) Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts.
(a.) Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact.
(a.) Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
(a.) To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience, etc., from or of some one.
(v. i.) To practice exaction.
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