Nonagesimal

n.

The middle or highest point of the part of the ecliptic which is at any given moment above the horizon. It is the ninetieth degree of the ecliptic, reckoned from the points in which it is intersected by the horizon.

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Saunders-blue

n.

A kind of color prepared from calcined lapis lazuli; ultramarine; also, a blue prepared from carbonate of copper.

-head

suffix.

A variant of -hood.

Jolterhead

n.

Alt. of Jolthead

Ferine

n.

A wild beast; a beast of prey.

Fell

n.

A form of seam joining two pieces of cloth, the edges being folded together and the stitches taken through both thicknesses.

Headbeard

n.

A board or boarding which marks or forms the head of anything; as, the headboard of a bed; the headboard of a grave.

Sandhiller

n.

A nickname given to any "poor white" living in the pine woods which cover the sandy hills in Georgia and South Carolina.

Hedge

v. i.

To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.

Garnishment

n.

Ornament; embellishment; decoration.

Quack

n.

A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner.

Gasoscope

n.

An apparatus for detecting the presence of any dangerous gas, from a gas leak in a coal mine or a dwelling house.

Flap

v.

A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.