Ravissant

a.

In a half-raised position, as if about to spring on prey.

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Fact

n.

An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.

Scholastic

a.

Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.

Adequate

a.

To equal.

Fining

n.

The act of imposing a fin/.

Rhodophane

n.

The red pigment contained in the inner segments of the cones of the retina in animals. See Chromophane.

Fraying

n.

The skin which a deer frays from his horns.

Alpenstock

n.

A long staff, pointed with iron, used in climbing the Alps.

Yucca

n.

See Flicker, n., 2.

Narration

n.

That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject.

Vassal

a.

Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.

Ruby

n.

Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.

Horse

n.

A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.