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sedge

sedge
(n.) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species.
(n.) A flock of herons.

segge

segge
(n.) The hedge sparrow.

serge

serge
(n.) A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes.
(n.) A large wax candle used in the ceremonies of various churches.

siege

siege
(n.) A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.
(n.) Hence, place or situation; seat.
(n.) Rank; grade; station; estimation.
(n.) Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter.
(n.) The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy's fire. See the Note under Blockade.
(n.) Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession.
(n.) The floor of a glass-furnace.
(n.) A workman's bench.
(v. t.) To besiege; to beset.

singe

singe
(n.) A burning of the surface; a slight burn.
(v. t.) To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin.
(v. t.) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
(v. t.) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame.

stage

stage
(n.) A floor or story of a house.
(n.) An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.
(n.) A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work, or the like; a scaffold; a staging.
(n.) A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
(n.) The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.
(n.) A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of any noted action or carrer; the spot where any remarkable affair occurs.
(n.) The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.
(n.) A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
(n.) A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road; as, a stage of ten miles.
(n.) A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress toward an end or result.
(n.) A large vehicle running from station to station for the accomodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus.
(n.) One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage.
(v. t.) To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.

surge

surge
(n.) A spring; a fountain.
(n.) A large wave or billow; a great, rolling swell of water, produced generally by a high wind.
(n.) The motion of, or produced by, a great wave.
(n.) The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips.
(n.) To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about (a capstan).
(v. i.) To swell; to rise hifg and roll.
(v. i.) To slip along a windlass.

swage

swage
(n.) A tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their work, whether sheet metal or forging, by holding the swage upon the work, or the work upon the swage, and striking with a sledge.
(v. t.) To shape by means of a swage; to fashion, as a piece of iron, by forcing it into a groove or mold having the required shape.
(v. t. & i.) See Assuage.

synge

synge
Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)