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bise

bise
(n.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.
(n.) A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- nearly the same as the mistral.
(n.) See Bice.

bish

bish
(n.) Same as Bikh.

bisk

bisk
(n.) Soup or broth made by boiling several sorts of flesh together.

cist

cist
(n.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.
(n.) See Cyst.

disc

disc
(n.) A flat round plate
(n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disc, a germinal disc, etc. Same as Disk.

dish

dish
(n.) A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
(n.) The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods."
(n.) The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.
(n.) A hollow place, as in a field.
(n.) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
(n.) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
(v. t.) To put in a dish, ready for the table.
(v. t.) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.
(v. t.) To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.

disk

disk
(n.) A discus; a quoit.
(n.) A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper.
(n.) The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens.
(n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc.
(n.) The whole surface of a leaf.
(n.) The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower.
(n.) A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil.
(n.) The anterior surface or oral area of coelenterate animals, as of sea anemones.
(n.) The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk.
(n.) In owls, the space around the eyes.

fisc

fisc
(n.) A public or state treasury.

fish

fish
(n.) A counter, used in various games.
(n.) A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
(n.) An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.
(n.) The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
(n.) The flesh of fish, used as food.
(n.) A purchase used to fish the anchor.
(n.) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
(pl.) of Fish
(v. i.) To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
(v. i.) To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
(v. t.) To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
(v. t.) To search by raking or sweeping.
(v. t.) To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
(v. t.) To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.

fisk

fisk
(v. i.) To run about; to frisk; to whisk.

fist

fist
(n.) The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.
(n.) The talons of a bird of prey.
(n.) the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.
(v. t.) To strike with the fist.
(v. t.) To gripe with the fist.

gise

gise
(n.) Guise; manner.
(v. t.) To feed or pasture.

gish

gish
United States film actress who appeared in films by D. W. Griffith (1896-1993)

gist

gist
(n.) A resting place.
(n.) The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question.

hiss

hiss
(n.) A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt.
(n.) Any sound resembling that above described
(n.) The noise made by a serpent.
(n.) The note of a goose when irritated.
(n.) The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.
(v. i.) To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.
(v. i.) To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
(v. t.) To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
(v. t.) To utter with a hissing sound.

kish

kish
(n.) A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.

kiss

kiss
(v.) A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of reconciliation.
(v.) A small piece of confectionery.
(v. i.) To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.
(v. i.) To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.
(v. t.) To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.
(v. t.) To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.

kist

kist
(n.) A chest; hence, a coffin.
(n.) A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such payment.

lisp

lisp
(n.) The habit or act of lisping. See Lisp, v. i., 1.
(v. i.) To pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; -- a defect common among children.
(v. i.) To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.
(v. i.) To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid.
(v. t.) To pronounce with a lisp.
(v. t.) To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language.
(v. t.) To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.

liss

liss
(n.) Release; remission; ease; relief.
(v. t.) To free, as from care or pain; to relieve.

list

list
(n.) A line inclosing or forming the extremity of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, in the plural (lists), the ground or field inclosed for a race or combat.
(n.) Inclination; desire.
(n.) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.
(n.) A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet.
(n.) A limit or boundary; a border.
(n.) The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.
(n.) A stripe.
(n.) A roll or catalogue, that is row or line; a record of names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of ratable estate.
(n.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.
(n.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
(n.) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.
(n.) The first thin coat of tin.
(n.) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
(v. i.) To hearken; to attend; to listen.
(v. i.) To desire or choose; to please.
(v. i.) To lean; to incline; as, the ship lists to port.
(v. i.) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.
(v. t.) To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
(v. t.) To listen or hearken to.
(v. t.) To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
(v. t.) To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
(v. t.) To enroll; to place or register in a list.
(v. t.) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
(v. t.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
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