Ventrimeson

n.

See Meson.

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Foremother

n.

A female ancestor.

Acclivitous

a.

Acclivous.

Fearful

a.

inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid.

Hexylene

n.

A colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H12, of the ethylene series, produced artificially, and found as a natural product of distillation of certain coals; also, any one several isomers of hexylene proper. Called also hexene.

Lanyard

n.

A strong cord, about twelve feet long, with an iron hook at one end a handle at the other, used in firing cannon with a friction tube.

Griffon

n.

A species of large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; -- called also gripe, and grype. It is supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeir.

Varicose

a.

Irregularly swollen or enlarged; affected with, or containing, varices, or varicosities; of or pertaining to varices, or varicosities; as, a varicose nerve fiber; a varicose vein; varicose ulcers.

Gambrel

v. t.

To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel.

Kerseynette

n.

See Cassinette.

Callot

n.

A plant coif or skullcap. Same as Calotte.

Schooling

n.

Compensation for instruction; price or reward paid to an instructor for teaching pupils.

High-church

a.

Of or pertaining to, or favoring, the party called the High Church, or their doctrines or policy. See High Church, under High, a.