Xylographical

a.

Of or pertaining to xylography, or wood engraving.

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Ramson

n.

A broad-leaved species of garlic (Allium ursinum), common in European gardens; -- called also buckram.

Foretaste

v. t.

To taste before another.

Refiner

n.

One who, or that which, refines.

Hypognatous

a.

Having the maxilla, or lower jaw, longer than the upper, as in the skimmer.

Lamarckianism

n.

Lamarckism.

Salsoda

n.

See Sal soda, under Sal.

Aiding

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Aid

Sacro-

A combining form denoting connection with, or relation to, the sacrum, as in sacro-coccygeal, sacro-iliac, sacrosciatic.

Rhonchus

n.

An adventitious whistling or snoring sound heard on auscultation of the chest when the air channels are partially obstructed. By some writers the term rhonchus is used as equivalent to rale in its widest sense. See Rale.

Rhapsodizing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Rhapsodize

Abolitionist

n.

A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery.

Harpsichord

n.

A harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings. It is now superseded by the piano.