Headspring

n.

Fountain; source.

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Layer

n.

A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.

Legality

n.

The state or quality of being legal; conformity to law.

Freebootery

n.

The act, practice, or gains of a freebooter; freebooting.

Nil

v. t.

Will not.

Gasket

n.

A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also casket.

Adulteries

pl.

of Adultery

Rattlebox

n.

An American herb (Crotalaria sagittalis), the seeds of which, when ripe, rattle in the inflated pod.

Leucite

n.

A mineral having a glassy fracture, occurring in translucent trapezohedral crystals. It is a silicate of alumina and potash. It is found in the volcanic rocks of Italy, especially at Vesuvius.

Grumble

v. i.

To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.

Acidulous

a.

Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish; as, an acidulous tincture.

Rat

v. i.

To catch or kill rats.

Accoutering

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Accoutre