Flashily

adv.

In a flashy manner; with empty show.

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Yard

n.

An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.

Sea fan

Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially Gorgonia flabellum of Florida and the West Indies.

Havoc

v. t.

To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.

Flop

n.

Act of flopping.

Lady's mantle

A genus of rosaceous herbs (Alchemilla), esp. the European A. vulgaris, which has leaves with rounded and finely serrated lobes.

Libel

v. t.

To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.

Undercast

v. t.

To cast under or beneath.

Gauge

n.

Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.

Hemicarp

n.

One portion of a fruit that spontaneously divides into halves.

Levigated

imp. & p. p.

of Levigate

Keeve

v. t.

To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.

Grater

a.

One who, or that which, grates; especially, an instrument or utensil with a rough, indented surface, for rubbing off small particles of any substance; as a grater for nutmegs.