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caeca

caeca
(n. pl.) See Caecum.
(pl.) of Caecum

catch

catch
(n.) Act of seizing; a grasp.
(n.) That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate.
(n.) The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch.
(n.) That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.
(n.) Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony.
(n.) Passing opportunities seized; snatches.
(n.) A slight remembrance; a trace.
(n.) A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.
(v. i.) To attain possession.
(v. i.) To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open.
(v. i.) To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.
(v. i.) To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.
(v. t.) To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.
(v. t.) To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.
(v. t.) To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.
(v. t.) Hence: To insnare; to entangle.
(v. t.) To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody.
(v. t.) To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.
(v. t.) To engage and attach; to please; to charm.
(v. t.) To get possession of; to attain.
(v. t.) To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire.
(v. t.) To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.
(v. t.) To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.

chace

chace
(n.) See 3d Chase, n., 3.
(v. t.) To pursue. See Chase v. t.

check

check
(a.) Checkered; designed in checks.
(n.) A word of warning denoting that the king is in danger; such a menace of a player's king by an adversary's move as would, if it were any other piece, expose it to immediate capture. A king so menaced is said to be in check, and must be made safe at the next move.
(n.) A condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to hold an enemy in check.
(n.) Whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff.
(n.) A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified; as, checks placed against items in an account; a check given for baggage; a return check on a railroad.
(n.) A written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated. See Bank check, below.
(n.) A woven or painted design in squares resembling the patten of a checkerboard; one of the squares of such a design; also, cloth having such a figure.
(n.) The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.
(n.) Small chick or crack.
(v. i.) To make a stop; to pause; -- with at.
(v. i.) To clash or interfere.
(v. i.) To act as a curb or restraint.
(v. i.) To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.
(v. i.) To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.
(v. t.) To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.
(v. t.) To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb.
(v. t.) To verify, to guard, to make secure, by means of a mark, token, or other check; to distinguish by a check; to put a mark against (an item) after comparing with an original or a counterpart in order to secure accuracy; as, to check an account; to check baggage.
(v. t.) To chide, rebuke, or reprove.
(v. t.) To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.
(v. t.) To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber.

chica

chica
(n.) A red coloring matter. extracted from the Bignonia Chica, used by some tribes of South American Indians to stain the skin.
(n.) A fermented liquor or beer made in South American from a decoction of maize.
(n.) A popular Moorish, Spanish, and South American dance, said to be the original of the fandango, etc.

chich

chich
(n.) The chick-pea.

chick

chick
(n.) A chicken.
(n.) A child or young person; -- a term of endearment.
(v. i.) To sprout, as seed in the ground; to vegetate.

chock

chock
(adv.) Entirely; quite; as, chock home; chock aft.
(n.) A wedge, or block made to fit in any space which it is desired to fill, esp. something to steady a cask or other body, or prevent it from moving, by fitting into the space around or beneath it.
(n.) A heavy casting of metal, usually fixed near the gunwale. It has two short horn-shaped arms curving inward, between which ropes or hawsers may pass for towing, mooring, etc.
(n.) An encounter.
(v. i.) To fill up, as a cavity.
(v. t.) To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.
(v. t.) To encounter.

chocs

chocs
Colloquial British abbreviation; "a box of chocs"

chuck

chuck
(n.) The chuck or call of a hen.
(n.) A sudden, small noise.
(n.) A word of endearment; -- corrupted from chick.
(n.) A slight blow or pat under the chin.
(n.) A short throw; a toss.
(n.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon.
(n.) A small pebble; -- called also chuckstone and chuckiestone.
(n.) A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones.
(n.) A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking; as, a chuck steak; a chuck roast.
(v. i.) To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
(v. i.) To chuckle; to laugh.
(v. t.) To call, as a hen her chickens.
(v. t.) To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
(v. t.) To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.
(v. t.) To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.

cinch

cinch
(n.) A strong saddle girth, as of canvas.
(n.) A tight grip.

circa

circa
Approximately; about; commonly abbreviated ca.; -- used especially before dates and numerical measures; as, he was born circa 1650; ca. 50 feet high.

circe

circe
(Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine

cisco

cisco
(n.) The Lake herring (Coregonus Artedi), valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The name is also applied to C. Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan.

clack

clack
(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.

click

click
(n.) A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol.
(n.) A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or some other portion of the tongue from a part of the mouth with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking sound is produced. The sounds are four in number, and are called cerebral, palatal, dental, and lateral clicks or clucks, the latter being the noise ordinarily used in urging a horse forward.
(n.) A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust. of Ratched wheel.
(n.) The latch of a door.
(v. i.) To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.
(v. t.) To move with the sound of a click.
(v. t.) To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something.
(v. t.) To snatch.

clock

clock
(n.) A machine for measuring time, indicating the hour and other divisions by means of hands moving on a dial plate. Its works are moved by a weight or a spring, and it is often so constructed as to tell the hour by the stroke of a hammer on a bell. It is not adapted, like the watch, to be carried on the person.
(n.) A watch, esp. one that strikes.
(n.) The striking of a clock.
(n.) A figure or figured work on the ankle or side of a stocking.
(n.) A large beetle, esp. the European dung beetle (Scarabaeus stercorarius).
(v. t.) To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
(v. t. & i.) To call, as a hen. See Cluck.

cluck

cluck
(n.) The call of a hen to her chickens.
(n.) A click. See 3d Click, 2.
(v. i.) To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen.
(v. t.) To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens.

coach

coach
(n.) A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.
(n.) A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat's crew for a race.
(n.) A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain.
(n.) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.
(v. i.) To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with
(v. t.) To convey in a coach.
(v. t.) To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.

coact

coact
(v. i.) To act together; to work in concert; to unite.
(v. t.) To force; to compel; to drive.

cocci

cocci
(pl.) of Coccus
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