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(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.


(interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow.


(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.


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


(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.


(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.


Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer


(n.) A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
(n.) A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity.
(n.) Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.
(v. i.) To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink.
(v. i.) To speak affectedly.


(n.) A small copper coin formerly current in Scotland, worth less than a cent.


(a.) Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.
(n.) The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise.
(n.) A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner.
(n.) Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan.
(v. i.) To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.
(v. i.) To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
(v. i.) To act the part of a quack, or pretender.


(n.) The grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which have fallen to the ground.
(n.) Liberty of winter pasturage.
(n.) A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.
(v. t.) To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest.
(v. t.) To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn.
(v. t.) To wander as a vagabond or a tramp.


(a.) Alt. of Slacken
(adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
(n.) Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
(n.) A valley, or small, shallow dell.
(n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
(superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
(superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
(superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
(superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
(v. t.) Alt. of Slacken


(adv.) As if with a smack or slap.
(n.) A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade.
(n.) To have a smack; to be tinctured with any particular taste.
(n.) To have or exhibit indications of the presence of any character or quality.
(n.) To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate; to kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.
(n.) To make a noise by the separation of the lips after tasting anything.
(v. i.) Taste or flavor, esp. a slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also used figuratively.
(v. i.) A small quantity; a taste.
(v. i.) A loud kiss; a buss.
(v. i.) A quick, sharp noise, as of the lips when suddenly separated, or of a whip.
(v. i.) A quick, smart blow; a slap.
(v. t.) To kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.
(v. t.) To open, as the lips, with an inarticulate sound made by a quick compression and separation of the parts of the mouth; to make a noise with, as the lips, by separating them in the act of kissing or after tasting.
(v. t.) To make a sharp noise by striking; to crack; as, to smack a whip.


(v. t.) A share; a part or portion; -- obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share.
(v. t.) A slight, hasty repast.


(a.) A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to a point or ridge, and sometimes covered with thatch.
(a.) A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.
(a.) A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.
(a.) A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof. Hence:
(a.) Any single insulated and prominent structure, or upright pipe, which affords a conduit for smoke; as, the brick smokestack of a factory; the smokestack of a steam vessel.
(a.) A section of memory in a computer used for temporary storage of data, in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved.
(a.) A data structure within random-access memory used to simulate a hardware stack; as, a push-down stack.
(n.) To lay in a conical or other pile; to make into a large pile; as, to stack hay, cornstalks, or grain; to stack or place wood.


Alt. of Thacker


(n.) A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.
(n.) A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
(n.) The entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc.
(n.) A road; a beaten path.
(n.) Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
(n.) A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
(n.) The permanent way; the rails.
(n.) A tract or area, as of land.
(v. t.) To follow the tracks or traces of; to pursue by following the marks of the feet; to trace; to trail; as, to track a deer in the snow.
(v. t.) To draw along continuously, as a vessel, by a line, men or animals on shore being the motive power; to tow.


(n.) A smart resounding blow.
(v. i.) To strike anything with a smart blow.
(v. t.) To strike; to beat; to give a heavy or resounding blow to; to thrash; to make with whacks.


(n.) A thin, flying cloud; a rack.
(n.) Wreck; ruin; destruction.
(n.) Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially plants of the genera Fucus, Laminaria, and Zostera, which are most abundant on northern shores.
(n.) Coarse seaweed of any kind.
(v. t.) To rack; to torment.
(v. t.) To wreck.