Ground

n.

Any definite portion of the earth's surface; region; territory; country. Hence: A territory appropriated to, or resorted to, for a particular purpose; the field or place of action; as, a hunting or fishing ground; a play ground.

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A-

A, as a prefix to English words, is derived from various sources. (1) It frequently signifies on or in (from an, a forms of AS. on), denoting a state, as in afoot, on foot, abed, amiss, asleep, aground, aloft, away (AS. onweg), and analogically, ablaze, atremble, etc. (2) AS. of off, from, as in adown (AS. ofd/ne off the dun or hill). (3) AS. a- (Goth. us-, ur-, Ger. er-), usually giving an intensive force, and sometimes the sense of away, on, back, as in arise, abide, ago. (4) Old English y- or i- (corrupted from the AS. inseparable particle ge-, cognate with OHG. ga-, gi-, Goth. ga-), which,...

Helm

n.

The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; -- commonly used of the tiller or wheel alone.

Fish-tail

a.

Like the of a fish; acting, or producing something, like the tail of a fish.

Water sapphire

A deep blue variety of iolite, sometimes used as a gem; -- called also saphir d'eau.

Sea mew

A gull; the mew.

Rest

n.

That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.

Frescoing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Fresco

Accent

n.

The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.

Leaf

n.

A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage.

Leavings

n. pl.

Refuse; offal.

Futureless

a.

Without prospect of betterment in the future.

Hermeneutic

a.

Alt. of Hermeneutical