Lif

n.

The fiber by which the petioles of the date palm are bound together, from which various kinds of cordage are made.

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Varix

n.

A uneven, permanent dilatation of a vein.

Lager beer

Originally a German beer, but now also made in immense quantities in the United States; -- so called from its being laid up or stored for some months before use.

Hadji

n.

A Mohammedan pilgrim to Mecca; -- used among Orientals as a respectful salutation or a title of honor.

Revisitation

n.

The act of revisiting.

Roxburgh

n.

A style of bookbinding in which the back is plain leather, the sides paper or cloth, the top gilt-edged, but the front and bottom left uncut.

Lambed

imp. & p. p.

of Lamb

Racle

a.

See Rakel.

Glandiferous

a.

Bearing acorns or other nuts; as, glandiferous trees.

Remigrate

v. i.

To migrate again; to go back; to return.

Wager

v. t.

That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.

Calamus

n.

A species of Acorus (A. calamus), commonly called calamus, or sweet flag. The root has a pungent, aromatic taste, and is used in medicine as a stomachic; the leaves have an aromatic odor, and were formerly used instead of rushes to strew on floors.

Nitrose

a.

See Nitrous.