Rurality

n.

A rural place.

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Rotten

a.

Having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat.

Helotry

n.

The Helots, collectively; slaves; bondsmen.

Wale

n.

A wale knot, or wall knot.

Jossa

interj.

A command to a horse, probably meaning "stand still."

Juke

v. i.

To perch on anything, as birds do.

Hecatomb

n.

A sacrifice of a hundred oxen or cattle at the same time; hence, the sacrifice or slaughter of any large number of victims.

Sampan

n.

A Chinese boat from twelve to fifteen feet long, covered with a house, and sometimes used as a permanent habitation on the inland waters.

Narrow

superl.

Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.

Genius

n.

A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.

Fissipalmate

a.

Semipalmate and loboped, as a grebe's foot. See Illust. under Aves.

Rigor

n.

Violence; force; fury.

Red-short

a.

Hot-short; brittle when red-hot; -- said of certain kinds of iron.