Retort

n.

To throw back; to reverberate; to reflect.

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Paddle

v. i.

To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes.

Absorption

n.

An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.

Unprayable

a.

Not to be influenced or moved by prayers; obdurate.

Tabbinet

n.

A fabric like poplin, with a watered surface.

Uncertain

a.

To make uncertain.

Killikinick

n.

See Kinnikinic.

Sage

superl.

Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious.

Salicylic

a.

Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid formerly obtained by fusing salicin with potassium hydroxide, and now made in large quantities from phenol (carbolic acid) by the action of carbon dioxide on heated sodium phenolate. It is a white crystalline substance. It is used as an antiseptic, and in its salts in the treatment of rheumatism. Called also hydroxybenzoic acid.

Fleet

v. t.

To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.

Gregge

v. t.

To make heavy; to increase.

Agent

n.

One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.

Fury

n.

A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.