Backlash

n.

The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.

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Vat

n.

A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like.

Religiously

adv.

In a religious manner.

Haematachometer

n.

A form of apparatus (somewhat different from the hemadrometer) for measuring the velocity of the blood.

Uncharitable

a.

Not charitable; contrary to charity; severe in judging; harsh; censorious; as, uncharitable opinions or zeal.

Lammaking

a.

Enacting laws; legislative.

Fusee

n.

The track of a buck.

Fleshiness

n.

The state of being fleshy; plumpness; corpulence; grossness.

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p. pr. & vb. n.

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Navigator

n.

One who navigates or sails; esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's Navigator.

Resolve

v. i.

To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; -- said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle.

Jovial

a.

Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a jovial company; a jovial poem.

Gristle

n.

Cartilage. See Cartilage.