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Running

a.

trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.

Romancist

n.

A romancer.

Learned

imp. & p. p.

of Learn

Reprisal

n.

The act of retorting on an enemy by inflicting suffering or death on a prisoner taken from him, in retaliation for an act of inhumanity.

Gravel

v. t.

To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.

Nasalized

imp. & p. p.

of Nasalize

Ringman

n.

The ring finger.

Utilitarian

a.

Of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; /iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament, etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for utility of a lower kind, or marked by a sordid spirit; as, utilitarian narrowness; a utilitarian indifference to art.

Rust

n.

A minute mold or fungus forming reddish or rusty spots on the leaves and stems of cereal and other grasses (Trichobasis Rubigo-vera), now usually believed to be a form or condition of the corn mildew (Puccinia graminis). As rust, it has solitary reddish spores; as corn mildew, the spores are double and blackish.

Groin

v. i.

To grunt to growl; to snarl; to murmur.

Field

n.

The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver).

Nucula

n.

A genus of small marine bivalve shells, having a pearly interior.