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beetle

beetle
(v. i.) To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut.
(v. t.) A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
(v. t.) A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine.
(v. t.) To beat with a heavy mallet.
(v. t.) To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.
(v. t.) Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera.

centre

centre
(n. & v.) See Center.
(v. i.) To be placed in a center; to be central.
(v. i.) To be collected to a point; to be concentrated; to rest on, or gather about, as a center.
(v. t.) To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
(v. t.) To collect to a point; to concentrate.
(v. t.) To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.

debtee

debtee
(n.) One to whom a debt is due; creditor; -- correlative to debtor.

festue

festue
(n.) A straw; a fescue.

fettle

fettle
(a.) To repair; to prepare; to put in order.
(a.) To cover or line with a mixture of ore, cinders, etc., as the hearth of a puddling furnace.
(n.) The act of fettling.
(v. i.) To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling business.

gentle

gentle
(n.) One well born; a gentleman.
(n.) A trained falcon. See Falcon-gentil.
(n.) A dipterous larva used as fish bait.
(superl.) Well-born; of a good family or respectable birth, though not noble.
(superl.) Quiet and refined in manners; not rough, harsh, or stern; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender; as, a gentle nature, temper, or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice.
(superl.) A compellative of respect, consideration, or conciliation; as, gentle reader.
(superl.) Not wild, turbulent, or refractory; quiet and docile; tame; peaceable; as, a gentle horse.
(superl.) Soft; not violent or rough; not strong, loud, or disturbing; easy; soothing; pacific; as, a gentle touch; a gentle gallop .
(v. t.) To make genteel; to raise from the vulgar; to ennoble.
(v. t.) To make smooth, cozy, or agreeable.
(v. t.) To make kind and docile, as a horse.

jettee

jettee
(n.) See Jetty, n.

kentle

kentle
(n.) A hundred weight; a quintal.

kettle

kettle
(n.) A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.

meathe

meathe
(n.) A sweet liquor; mead.

mestee

mestee
(n.) The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; -- so called in the West Indies.

mettle

mettle
(n.) Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; -- usually in a good sense.

nestle

nestle
(v. i.) To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
(v. i.) To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter.
(v. i.) To move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent; as, a child nestles.
(v. t.) To house, as in a nest.
(v. t.) To cherish, as a bird her young.

nettle

nettle
(n.) A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. Urtica gracitis is common in the Northern, and U. chamaedryoides in the Southern, United States. the common European species, U. urens and U. dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. U. pilulifera is the Roman nettle of England.
(v. t.) To fret or sting; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of displeasure or uneasiness not amounting to violent anger.

pestle

pestle
(n.) An implement for pounding and breaking or braying substances in a mortar.
(n.) A constable's or bailiff's staff; -- so called from its shape.
(n.) The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig; as, a pestle of pork.
(v. t. & i.) To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.

seethe

seethe
(n.) To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh.
(v. i.) To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil.

settee

settee
(n.) A long seat with a back, -- made to accommodate several persons at once.
(n.) A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, -- used in the Mediterranean.

settle

settle
(n.) A seat of any kind.
(n.) A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
(n.) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
(n.) To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.
(n.) To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.
(n.) To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
(n.) To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.
(n.) To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads.
(n.) To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.
(n.) To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
(n.) To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
(n.) To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
(n.) Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.
(n.) To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
(v. i.) To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
(v. i.) To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
(v. i.) To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
(v. i.) To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
(v. i.) To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
(v. i.) To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
(v. i.) To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
(v. i.) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
(v. i.) To become calm; to cease from agitation.
(v. i.) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
(v. i.) To make a jointure for a wife.
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