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aby

aby
(v. t. & i.) Alt. of Abye

any

any
(a. & pron.) One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.
(a. & pron.) Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
(adv.) To any extent; in any degree; at all.

bay

bay
(a.) Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the color of horses.
(n.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
(n.) A small body of water set off from the main body; as a compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.
(n.) A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
(n.) A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a bridge between two piers.
(n.) A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.
(n.) A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
(n.) A berry, particularly of the laurel.
(n.) The laurel tree (Laurus nobilis). Hence, in the plural, an honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for victory or excellence, anciently made or consisting of branches of the laurel.
(n.) A tract covered with bay trees.
(n.) A bank or dam to keep back water.
(v. i.) To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
(v. i.) Deep-toned, prolonged barking.
(v. i.) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
(v. t.) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
(v. t.) To bathe.
(v. t.) To dam, as water; -- with up or back.

bey

bey
(n.) A governor of a province or district in the Turkish dominions; also, in some places, a prince or nobleman; a beg; as, the bey of Tunis.

boy

boy
(n.) A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.
(v. t.) To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

buy

buy
(v. i.) To negotiate or treat about a purchase.
(v. t.) To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell.
(v. t.) To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.

cay

cay
(n.) See Key, a ledge.

coy

coy
(a.) Quiet; still.
(a.) Shrinking from approach or familiarity; reserved; bashful; shy; modest; -- usually applied to women, sometimes with an implication of coquetry.
(a.) Soft; gentle; hesitating.
(v. i.) To behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity.
(v. i.) To make difficulty; to be unwilling.
(v. t.) To allure; to entice; to decoy.
(v. t.) To caress with the hand; to stroke.

cry

cry
(v. i.) To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
(v. i.) To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
(v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
(v. i.) A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.
(v. i.) Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
(v. i.) Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
(v. i.) Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.
(v. i.) Importunate supplication.
(v. i.) Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
(v. i.) Common report; fame.
(v. i.) A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
(v. i.) A pack of hounds.
(v. i.) A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
(v. i.) The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.
(v. t.) To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
(v. t.) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.
(v. t.) To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.
(v. t.) to publish the banns of, as for marriage.

day

day
(n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine.
(n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal day, below.
(n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.
(n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
(n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.

dey

dey
(n.) A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid.
(n.) The governor of Algiers; -- so called before the French conquest in 1830.

dry

dry
(a.) To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay.
(superl.) Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid; not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal supply of moisture, as rain or fluid of any kind; -- said especially: (a) Of the weather: Free from rain or mist.
(superl.) Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.
(superl.) Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.
(superl.) Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.
(superl.) Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
(superl.) Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.
(superl.) Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.
(superl.) Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.
(superl.) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.
(v. i.) To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.
(v. i.) To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture, or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up.
(v. i.) To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.

ery

ery
(n.) A dish of anything fried.
(n.) A state of excitement; as, to be in a fry.

fay

fay
(n.) A fairy; an elf.
(n.) Faith; as, by my fay.
(v. i.) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in, into, with, or together.
(v. t.) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.

fey

fey
(a.) Fated; doomed.
(n.) Faith.
(v. t.) To cleanse; to clean out.

fly

fly
(a.) Knowing; wide awake; fully understanding another's meaning.
(v. i.) To move in or pass thorugh the air with wings, as a bird.
(v. i.) To move through the air or before the wind; esp., to pass or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse.
(v. i.) To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag.
(v. i.) To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around; rumor flies.
(v. i.) To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an enemy or a coward flies. See Note under Flee.
(v. i.) To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly; -- usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart.
(v. i.) Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.
(v. i.) Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly; black fly. See Diptera, and Illust. in Append.
(v. i.) A hook dressed in imitation of a fly, -- used for fishing.
(v. i.) A familiar spirit; a witch's attendant.
(v. i.) A parasite.
(v. i.) A kind of light carriage for rapid transit, plying for hire and usually drawn by one horse.
(v. i.) The length of an extended flag from its staff; sometimes, the length from the "union" to the extreme end.
(v. i.) The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind blows.
(v. i.) That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.
(v. i.) Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.
(v. i.) A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See Fly wheel (below).
(v. i.) The piece hinged to the needle, which holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.
(v. i.) The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.
(v. i.) A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.
(v. i.) Formerly, the person who took the printed sheets from the press.
(v. i.) A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power to a power printing press for doing the same work.
(v. i.) The outer canvas of a tent with double top, usually drawn over the ridgepole, but so extended as to touch the roof of the tent at no other place.
(v. i.) One of the upper screens of a stage in a theater.
(v. i.) The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers, overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.
(v. i.) A batted ball that flies to a considerable distance, usually high in the air; also, the flight of a ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly.
(v. t.) To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag, etc.
(v. t.) To fly or flee from; to shun; to avoid.
(v. t.) To hunt with a hawk.

foy

foy
(n.) Faith; allegiance; fealty.
(n.) A feast given by one about to leave a place.

fry

fry
(n.) The young of any fish.
(n.) A swarm or crowd, especially of little fishes; young or small things in general.
(v. i.) To undergo the process of frying; to be subject to the action of heat in a frying pan, or on a griddle, or in a kettle of hot fat.
(v. i.) To simmer; to boil.
(v. i.) To undergo or cause a disturbing action accompanied with a sensation of heat.
(v. i.) To be agitated; to be greatly moved.
(v. t.) To cook in a pan or on a griddle (esp. with the use of fat, butter, or olive oil) by heating over a fire; to cook in boiling lard or fat; as, to fry fish; to fry doughnuts.

gay

gay
(n.) An ornament
(superl.) Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.
(superl.) Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.
(superl.) Loose; dissipated; lewd.

goy

goy
A Christian as contrasted with a Jew

gry

gry
(n.) A measure equal to one tenth of a line.
(n.) Anything very small, or of little value.
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