Hoker

n.

Scorn; derision; abusive talk.

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Sagy

a.

Full of sage; seasoned with sage.

Nightmen

pl.

of Nightman

Earwitness

n.

A witness by means of his ears; one who is within hearing and does hear; a hearer.

Sarcoblast

n.

A minute yellowish body present in the interior of certain rhizopods.

Hindgut

n.

The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also.

Rockrose

n.

A name given to any species of the genus Helianthemum, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European H. vulgare and the American frostweed, H. Canadense.

Nervation

n.

The arrangement of nerves and veins, especially those of leaves; neuration.

Goafs

pl.

of Goaf

Jack

n.

A portable machine variously constructed, for exerting great pressure, or lifting or moving a heavy body through a small distance. It consists of a lever, screw, rack and pinion, hydraulic press, or any simple combination of mechanical powers, working in a compact pedestal or support and operated by a lever, crank, capstan bar, etc. The name is often given to a jackscrew, which is a kind of jack.

Gently

adv.

In a gentle manner.

Vermin

n. sing. & pl.

An animal, in general.

Roist

v. i.

See Roister.