Fugue

n.

A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.

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Gallomania

n.

An excessive admiration of what is French.

Rimous

a.

Rimose.

Keep

v. t.

To observe; to adhere to; to fulfill; not to swerve from or violate; to practice or perform, as duty; not to neglect; to be faithful to.

Flexion

n.

The bending of a limb or joint; that motion of a joint which gives the distal member a continually decreasing angle with the axis of the proximal part; -- distinguished from extension.

Horsefoot

n.

The coltsfoot.

Horse

a.

A breastband for a leadsman.

Heart-robbing

a.

Stealing the heart or affections; winning.

Receptacle

n.

The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.

Roughhewn

a.

Hewn coarsely without smoothing; unfinished; not polished.

Runner

n.

A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.

Reaffirm

v. t.

To affirm again.

Abscision

n.

See Abscission.