Foreholding

n.

Ominous foreboding; superstitious prognostication.

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Sauter

v. t.

To fry lightly and quickly, as meat, by turning or tossing it over frequently in a hot pan greased with a little fat.

Joking

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Joke

Gastropoda

n. pl.

One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca.

Left-handedness

n.

Alt. of Left-handiness

Scillain

n.

A glucoside extracted from squill (Scilla) as a light porous substance.

Remarker

n.

One who remarks.

Walnut

n.

The fruit or nut of any tree of the genus Juglans; also, the tree, and its timber. The seven or eight known species are all natives of the north temperate zone.

Rode

n.

See Rood, the cross.

Sea girkin

Any small holothurian resembling in form a gherkin.

Ravishing

a.

Rapturous; transporting.

Scholastic

a.

Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.

Adequacy

n.

The state or quality of being adequate, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, the adequacy of supply to the expenditure.