Sandstone

n.

A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.

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Xiphoidian

a.

Xiphoid.

Riveling

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Rivel

Pali

n.

A dialect descended from Sanskrit, and like that, a dead language, except when used as the sacred language of the Buddhist religion in Farther India, etc.

Badger

n.

A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (M. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana / Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.

Fluctuation

n.

The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion.

Galipot

n.

An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.

Aberration

n.

The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

Unassured

a.

Not to be trusted.

Aesthete

n.

One who makes much or overmuch of aesthetics.

Vassalage

n.

A territory held in vassalage.

Utilitarianism

n.

The doctrine that virtue is founded in utility, or that virtue is defined and enforced by its tendency to promote the highest happiness of the universe.

Hamstrung

imp. & p. p.

of Hamstring