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aphids

aphids
Any of various small plant-sucking insects

aplite

aplite
Light-colored and fine-grained granitic rock consisting chiefly of quartz and feldspars

appian

appian
(a.) Of or pertaining to Appius.

epeira

epeira
(n.) A genus of spiders, including the common garden spider (E. diadema). They spin geometrical webs. See Garden spider.

ophite

ophite
(a.) Of or pertaining to a serpent.
(a.) A mamber of a Gnostic serpent-worshiping sect of the second century.
(n.) A greenish spotted porphyry, being a diabase whose pyroxene has been altered to uralite; -- first found in the Pyreness. So called from the colored spots which give it a mottled appearance.

optics

optics
(n.) That branch of physical science which treats of the nature and properties of light, the laws of its modification by opaque and transparent bodies, and the phenomena of vision.

optima

optima
Most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances

optime

optime
(n.) One of those who stand in the second rank of honors, immediately after the wranglers, in the University of Cambridge, England. They are divided into senior and junior optimes.

opting

opting
Select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"

option

option
(n.) The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; an alternative.
(n.) The exercise of the power of choice; choice.
(n.) A wishing; a wish.
(n.) A right formerly belonging to an archbishop to select any one dignity or benefice in the gift of a suffragan bishop consecrated or confirmed by him, for bestowal by himself when next vacant; -- annulled by Parliament in 1845.
(n.) A stipulated privilege, given to a party in a time contract, of demanding its fulfillment on any day within a specified limit.

speiss

speiss
(n.) A regulus consisting essentially of nickel, obtained as a residue in fusing cobalt and nickel ores with silica and sodium carbonate to make smalt.

sphinx

sphinx
(n.) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the wingless body of a lion.
(n.) On Greek art and mythology, a she-monster, usually represented as having the winged body of a lion, and the face and breast of a young woman.
(n.) Hence: A person of enigmatical character and purposes, especially in politics and diplomacy.
(n.) Any one of numerous species of large moths of the family Sphingidae; -- called also hawk moth.
(n.) The Guinea, or sphinx, baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx).

splice

splice
(n.) A junction or joining made by splicing.
(v. t.) To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
(v. t.) To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
(v. t.) To unite in marrige.

spliff

spliff
Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

spline

spline
(n.) A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together; a feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece.
(n.) A long, flexble piece of wood sometimes used as a ruler.

splint

splint
(v. t.) A piece split off; a splinter.
(v. t.) A thin piece of wood, or other substance, used to keep in place, or protect, an injured part, especially a broken bone when set.
(v. t.) A splint bone.
(v. t.) A disease affecting the splint bones, as a callosity or hard excrescence.
(v. t.) One of the small plates of metal used in making splint armor. See Splint armor, below.
(v. t.) Splint, or splent, coal. See Splent coal, under Splent.
(v. t.) To split into splints, or thin, slender pieces; to splinter; to shiver.
(v. t.) To fasten or confine with splints, as a broken limb. See Splint, n., 2.

splits

splits
Discontinue an association or relation; go different ways;
A dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
Separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
An old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
A lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
A promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"
A bottle containing half the usual amount
Division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
The act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
Come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pr

spoils

spoils
The act of stripping and taking by force
The act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
(usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war); "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"
Alter from the original
Ruin
Become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
Make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
Destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"
Have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"
Make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

sprier

sprier
Moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"

sprigs

sprigs
A small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
Usually sprigs. Australian, NZ. A stud on the sole of a shoe or boot.
An ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

spring

spring
(v. i.) To leap; to bound; to jump.
(v. i.) To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.
(v. i.) To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
(v. i.) To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.
(v. i.) To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.
(v. i.) To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -often followed by up, forth, or out.
(v. i.) To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
(v. i.) To grow; to prosper.
(v. i.) A leap; a bound; a jump.
(v. i.) A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.
(v. i.) Elastic power or force.
(v. i.) An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.
(v. i.) Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; as issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.
(v. i.) Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.
(v. i.) That which springs, or is originated, from a source;
(v. i.) A race; lineage.
(v. i.) A youth; a springal.
(v. i.) A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland.
(v. i.) That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.
(v. i.) The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator.
(v. i.) The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.
(v. i.) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.
(v. i.) A line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored.
(v. t.) To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.
(v. t.) To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
(v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.
(v. t.) To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.
(v. t.) To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.
(v. t.) To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; -- often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.
(v. t.) To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.

sprint

sprint
(n.) The act of sprinting; a run of a short distance at full speed.
(v. i.) To run very rapidly; to run at full speed.
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