- (n.) A genus of venomous snakes found both in America and the Old World. Many species are known. See Coral snake, under Coral.
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Definitions of: LEAPS
- Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
- Move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
- Cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
- Jump down from an elevated point; "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
- A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
- The distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
- An abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
- A sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
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- (n.) A gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; an unobserved or imperceptible progress or passing away,; -- restricted usually to immaterial things, or to figurative uses.
- (n.) A slip; an error; a fault; a failing in duty; a slight deviation from truth or rectitude.
- (n.) The termination of a right or privilege through neglect to exercise it within the limited time, or through failure of some contingency; hence, the devolution of a right or privilege.
- (n.) A fall or apostasy.
- (v. i.) To pass slowly and smoothly downward, backward, or away; to slip downward, backward, or away; to glide; -- mostly restricted to figurative uses.
- (v. i.) To slide or slip in moral conduct; to fail in duty; to fall from virtue; to deviate from rectitude; to commit a fault by inadvertence or mistake.
- (v. i.) To fall or pass from one proprietor to another, or from the original destination, by the omission, negligence, or failure of some one, as a patron, a legatee, etc.
- (v. i.) To become ineffectual or void; to fall.
- (v. t.) To let slip; to permit to devolve on another; to allow to pass.
- (v. t.) To surprise in a fault or error; hence, to surprise or catch, as an offender.
- (n.) Any one of various species of Lepas, a genus of pedunculated barnacles found attached to floating timber, bottoms of ships, Gulf weed, etc.; -- called also goose barnacle. See Barnacle.
- Turn pale, as if in fear
- A wooden strip forming part of a fence
- A deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
- Sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
- Ring recurrently; "bells were pealing"
- An answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed
- (law) a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer)
- A humble request for help from someone in authority
- (n.) The dried tubers of various species of Orchis, and Eulophia. It is used to make a nutritious beverage by treating the powdered preparation with hot water.
- (n.) A leaf or division of the calyx.
- (a.) Slippery; smooth; crafty; hypocritical.
- (n.) A lath; a shaving or chip, as of wood or stone.
- (n.) A strengthening cross timber.