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(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.


(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.


(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.


(n.) A mixture of oleomargarine with lard or other fatty ingredients. It is used as a substitute for butter. See Butterine.


(n.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See Hog.