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scise

scise
(v. i.) To cut; to penetrate.

seine

seine
(n.) A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.

seize

seize
(v. t.) To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
(v. t.) To take possession of by force.
(v. t.) To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.
(v. t.) To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.
(v. t.) To fasten; to fix.
(v. t.) To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
(v. t.) To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.

shide

shide
(n.) A thin board; a billet of wood; a splinter.

shine

shine
(n.) The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.
(n.) Sunshine; fair weather.
(n.) A liking for a person; a fancy.
(n.) Caper; antic; row.
(v. i.) To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night.
(v. i.) To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
(v. i.) To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.
(v. i.) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
(v. i.) Shining; sheen.
(v. t.) To cause to shine, as a light.
(v. t.) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.

shire

shire
(n.) A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller district; as, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Hallamshire.
(n.) A division of a State, embracing several contiguous townships; a county.

shive

shive
(n.) A slice; as, a shive of bread.
(n.) A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking.
(n.) A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide-mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.

skive

skive
(n.) The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.
(v. t.) To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).

slice

slice
(v. t.) A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.
(v. t.) That which is thin and broad, like a slice.
(v. t.) A broad, thin piece of plaster.
(v. t.) A salver, platter, or tray.
(v. t.) A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.
(v. t.) A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.
(v. t.) One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.
(v. t.) A removable sliding bottom to galley.
(v. t.) To cut into thin pieces, or to cut off a thin, broad piece from.
(v. t.) To cut into parts; to divide.
(v. t.) To clear by means of a slice bar, as a fire or the grate bars of a furnace.

slide

slide
(n.) The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
(n.) Smooth, even passage or progress.
(n.) That on which anything moves by sliding.
(n.) An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, esp. one constructed on a mountain side for conveying logs by sliding them down.
(n.) A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.
(n.) That which operates by sliding.
(n.) A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.
(n.) A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.
(n.) A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.
(n.) A plate or slip of glass on which is a picture or delineation to be exhibited by means of a magic lantern, stereopticon, or the like; a plate on which is an object to be examined with a microscope.
(n.) The descent of a mass of earth, rock, or snow down a hill or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide; also, the track of bare rock left by a land slide.
(n.) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
(n.) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
(n.) An apparatus in the trumpet and trombone by which the sounding tube is lengthened and shortened so as to produce the tones between the fundamental and its harmonics.
(n.) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
(n.) Same as Guide bar, under Guide.
(n.) A slide valve.
(v. t.) To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow slides down the mountain's side.
(v. t.) Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth, uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of gravity, or on the feet.
(v. t.) To pass inadvertently.
(v. t.) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.
(v. t.) To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
(v. t.) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
(v. t.) To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
(v. t.) To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
(v. t.) To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.

slime

slime
(n.) Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.
(n.) Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.
(n.) Bitumen.
(n.) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
(n.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.
(v. t.) To smear with slime.

smile

smile
(v. i.) To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
(v. i.) To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
(v. i.) To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
(v. i.) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
(v. i.) The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
(v. i.) A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
(v. i.) Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
(v. i.) Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
(v. t.) To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
(v. t.) To affect in a certain way with a smile.

smite

smite
(n.) The act of smiting; a blow.
(v. i.) To strike; to collide; to beat.
(v. t.) To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod, sword, spear, or stone.
(v. t.) To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.
(v. t.) To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.
(v. t.) To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
(v. t.) To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.
(v. t.) To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
(v. t.) To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.

snide

snide
(a.) Tricky; deceptive; contemptible; as, a snide lawyer; snide goods.

snipe

snipe
(n.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game birds of the family Scolopacidae, having a long, slender, nearly straight beak.
(n.) A fool; a blockhead.

spice

spice
(n.) Species; kind.
(n.) A vegetable production of many kinds, fragrant or aromatic and pungent to the taste, as pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, cloves, etc., which are used in cookery and to flavor sauces, pickles, etc.
(n.) Figuratively, that which enriches or alters the quality of a thing in a small degree, as spice alters the taste of food; that which gives zest or pungency; a slight flavoring; a relish; hence, a small quantity or admixture; a sprinkling; as, a spice of mischief.
(v. t.) To season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to spice wine; to spice one's words with wit.
(v. t.) To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices.
(v. t.) To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous.

spike

spike
(n.) A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward.
(n.) Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
(n.) An ear of corn or grain.
(n.) A kind of flower cluster in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
(n.) Spike lavender. See Lavender.
(v. t.) To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks.
(v. t.) To set or furnish with spikes.
(v. t.) To fix on a spike.
(v. t.) To stop the vent of (a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it.

spile

spile
(n.) A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask.
(n.) A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple.
(n.) A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile.
(v. t.) To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask.

spine

spine
(n.) A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn.
(n.) A rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an animal.
(n.) One of the rigid and undivided fin rays of a fish.
(n.) The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; -- so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebrae.
(n.) Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.

spire

spire
(n.) A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
(n.) A tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Arch.), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself.
(n.) A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting.
(n.) The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
(n.) A spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist.
(n.) The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n.
(v. i.) To breathe.
(v. i.) To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.

spite

spite
(n.) Ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; petty malice; grudge; rancor; despite.
(n.) Vexation; chargrin; mortification.
(v. t.) To be angry at; to hate.
(v. t.) To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
(v. t.) To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.
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