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THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

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EACHWHERE

EACHWHERE Eachwhere`, adv. Defn: Everywhere. [Obs.] The sky eachwhere did show full bright and fair. Spenser.

EADISH

EADISH Eadish, n. Defn: See Eddish.

EAGER

EAGER Eager, a. Etym: [OE. egre sharp, sour, eager, OF. agre, aigre, F. aigre, fr. L. acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. a point; fr. a root signifying to be sharp. Cf. Acrid, Edge.] 1. Sharp; sour; acid. [Obs.] Like eager droppings into milk. Shak. 2. Sharp; keen; bitter; severe. [Obs.] A nipping and an eager air. Eager words. Shak. 3. Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase. And gazed for tidings in my eager eyes. Shak. How eagerly ye follow my disgraces! Shak. When to her eager lips is brought Her infant's thrilling kiss. Keble. A crowd of eager and curious schoolboys. Hawthorne. Conceit and grief an eager combat fight. Shak. 4. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile. [Obs.] Gold will be sometimes so eager, as artists call it, that it will as little endure the hammer as glass itself. Locke. Syn. -- Earnest; ardent; vehement; hot; impetuous; fervent; intense; impassioned; zealous; forward. See Earnest. -- Eager, Earnest. Eager marks an excited state of desire or passion; thus, a child is eager for a plaything, a hungry man is eager for food, a covetous man is eager for gain. Eagerness is liable to frequent abuses, and is good or bad, as the case may be. It relates to what is praiseworthy or the contrary. Earnest denotes a permanent state of mind, feeling, or sentiment. It is always taken in a good sense; as, a preacher is earnest in his appeals to the conscience; an agent is earnest in his solicitations.

EAGER

EAGER Eager, n. Defn: Same as Eagre.

EAGERLY

EAGERLY Eager*ly, adv. Defn: In an eager manner.

EAGERNESS

EAGERNESS Eager*ness, n. 1. The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire. The eagerness of love. Addison. 2. Tartness; sourness. [Obs.] Syn. -- Ardor; vehemence; earnestness; impetuosity; heartiness; fervor; fervency; avidity; zeal; craving; heat; passion; greediness.

EAGLE

EAGLE Eagle, n. Etym: [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob. named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf. Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.] 1. (Zo?l.) Defn: Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Hali?etus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysa?tus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik or imperialis); the American bald eagle (Hali?etus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle. 2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars. 3. (Astron.) Defn: A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila. 4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people. Though the Roman eagle shadow thee. Tennyson. Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for an emblem a double-headed eagle. Bald eagle. See Bald eagle. -- Bold eagle. See under Bold. -- Double eagle, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty dollars. -- Eagle hawk (Zo?l.), a large, crested, South American hawk of the genus Morphnus. -- Eagle owl (Zo?l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo, and allied genera; as the American great horned owl (Bubo Virginianus), and the allied European species (B. maximus). See Horned owl. -- Eagle ray (Zo?l.), any large species of ray of the genus Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila). -- Eagle vulture (Zo?l.), a large West African bid (Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several respects, between the eagles and vultures.

EAGLE-EYED

EAGLE-EYED Eagle-eyed`, a. Defn: Sharp-sighted as an eagle. Inwardly eagle-eyed. Howell.

EAGLE-SIGHTED

EAGLE-SIGHTED Eagle-sight`ed, a. Defn: Farsighted and strong-sighted; sharp-sighted. Shak.

EAGLE-WINGED

EAGLE-WINGED Eagle-winged`, a. Defn: Having the wings of an eagle; swift, or soaring high, like an eagle. Shak.

EAGLESS

EAGLESS Eagless, n. Etym: [Cf. OF. aiglesse.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A female or hen eagle. [R.] Sherwood.

EAGLESTONE

EAGLESTONE Eagle*stone, n. (Min.) Defn: A concretionary nodule of clay ironstone, of the size of a walnut or larger, so called by the ancients, who believed that the eagle transported these stones to her nest to facilitate the laying of her eggs; a?tites.

EAGLET

EAGLET Eaglet, n. Etym: [Cf. OF. aiglet.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A young eagle, or a diminutive eagle.

EAGLEWOOD

EAGLEWOOD Eagle*wood`, n. Etym: [From Skr. aguru, through Pg. aguila; cf. F. bois d'aigle.] Defn: A kind of fragrant wood. See Agallochum.

EAGRASS

EAGRASS Eagrass, n. Defn: See Eddish. [Obs.]

EAGRE

EAGRE Eagre, n. Etym: [AS. e?gor, , in comp., water, sea, e?gor-stre?m water stream, sea.] Defn: A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the bore. See Bore.

EALDERMAN; EALDORMAN

EALDERMAN; EALDORMAN Ealder*man, Ealdor*man, n. Defn: An alderman. [Obs.]

EALE

EALE Eale, n. Etym: [See Ale.] Defn: Ale. [Obs.] Shak.

EAME

EAME Eame, n. Etym: [AS. e?m; akin to D. oom, G. ohm, oheim; cf. L. avunculus.] Defn: Uncle. [Obs.] Spenser.

EAN

EAN Ean, v. t. & i. Etym: [AS. e?nian. See Yean.] Defn: To bring forth, as young; to yean. In eaning time. Shak.

EANLING

EANLING Eanling, n. Etym: [See Ean, Yeanling.] Defn: A lamb just brought forth; a yeanling. Shak.

EAR

EAR Ear, n. Etym: [AS. e?re; akin to OFries. ?re, ?r, OS. , D. oor, OHG. , G. ohr, Icel. eyra, Sw. ?ra, Dan. ?re, Goth. auso, L. auris, Lith. ausis, Russ. ukho, Gr. audire to hear, Gr. av to favor , protect. Cf. Auricle, Orillon.] 1. The organ of hearing; the external ear. Note: In man and the higher vertebrates, the organ of hearing is very complicated, and is divisible into three parts: the external ear, which includes the pinna or auricle and meatus or external opening; the middle ear, drum, or tympanum; and the internal ear, or labyrinth. The middle ear is a cavity connected by the Eustachian tube with the pharynx, separated from the opening of the external ear by the tympanic membrane, and containing a chain of three small bones, or ossicles, named malleus, incus, and stapes, which connect this membrane with the internal ear. The essential part of the internal ear where the fibers of the auditory nerve terminate, is the membranous labyrinth, a complicated system of sacs and tubes filled with a fluid (the endolymph), and lodged in a cavity, called the bony labyrinth, in the periotic bone. The membranous labyrinth does not completely fill the bony labyrinth, but is partially suspended in it in a fluid (the perilymph). The bony labyrinth consists of a central cavity, the vestibule, into which three semicircular canals and the canal of the cochlea (spirally coiled in mammals) open. The vestibular portion of the membranous labyrinth consists of two sacs, the utriculus and sacculus, connected by a narrow tube, into the former of which three membranous semicircular canals open, while the latter is connected with a membranous tube in the cochlea containing the organ of Corti. By the help of the external ear the sonorous vibrations of the air are concentrated upon the tympanic membrane and set it vibrating, the chain of bones in the middle ear transmits these vibrations to the internal ear, where they cause certain delicate structures in the organ of Corti, and other parts of the membranous labyrinth, to stimulate the fibers of the auditory nerve to transmit sonorous impulses to the brain. 2. The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only. Songs . . . not all ungrateful to thine ear. Tennyson. 3. That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell. 4. (Arch.) (a) Same as Acroterium (a). (b) Same as Crossette. 5. Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention. Dionysius . . . would give no ear to his suit. Bacon. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. Shak. About the ears, in close proximity to; near at hand. -- By the ears, in close contest; as, to set by the ears; to fall together by the ears; to be by the ears. -- Button ear (in dogs), an ear which falls forward and completely hides the inside. -- Ear finger, the little finger. -- Ear of Dionysius, a kind of ear trumpet with a flexible tube; -- named from the Sicilian tyrant, who constructed a device to overhear the prisoners in his dungeons. -- Ear sand (Anat.), otoliths. See Otolith. -- Ear snail (Zo?l.), any snail of the genus Auricula and allied genera. -- Ear stones (Anat.), otoliths. See Otolith. -- Ear trumpet, an instrument to aid in hearing. It consists of a tube broad at the outer end, and narrowing to a slender extremity which enters the ear, thus collecting and intensifying sounds so as to assist the hearing of a partially deaf person. -- Ear vesicle (Zo?l.), a simple auditory organ, occurring in many worms, mollusks, etc. It consists of a small sac containing a fluid and one or more solid concretions or otocysts. -- Rose ear (in dogs), an ear which folds backward and shows part of the inside. -- To give ear to, to listen to; to heed, as advice or one advising. Give ear unto my song. Goldsmith. -- To have one's ear, to be listened to with favor. -- Up to the ears, deeply submerged; almost overwhelmed; as, to be in trouble up to one's ears. [Colloq.]

EAR

EAR Ear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eared; p. pr. & vb. n. Earing.] Defn: To take in with the ears; to hear. [Sportive] I eared her language. Two Noble Kinsmen.

EAR

EAR Ear, n. Etym: [AS. ear; akin to D. aar, OHG. ahir, G. ?hre, Icel., Sw., & Dan. ax, Goth. ahs. . Cf. Awn, Edge.] Defn: The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels. First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. Mark iv. 28.

EAR

EAR Ear, v. i. Defn: To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.

EAR

EAR Ear, v. t. Etym: [OE. erien, AS. erian; akin to OFries. era, OHG. erran, MHG. eren, ern, Prov. G. aren, ?ren, Icel. erja, Goth. arjan, Lith. arti, OSlav. orati, L. arare, Gr. Arable.] Defn: To plow or till; to cultivate. To ear the land. Shak.

EAR-BORED

EAR-BORED Ear-bored`, a. Defn: Having the ear perforated.

EAR-MINDED

EAR-MINDED Ear-minded, a. (Physiol. Psychol.) Defn: Thinking chiefly or most readily through, or in terms related to, the sense of hearing; specif., thinking words as spoken, as a result of familiarity with speech or of mental peculiarity; -- opposed to eye-minded.

EAR-PIERCER

EAR-PIERCER Ear-pier`cer, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: The earwig.

EAR-SHELL

EAR-SHELL Ear-shell`, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: A flattened marine univalve shell of the genus Haliotis; -- called also sea-ear. See Abalone.

EAR-SPLITTING

EAR-SPLITTING Ear-split`ting, a. Defn: Deafening; disagreeably loud or shrill; as, ear-splitting strains.

EARABLE

EARABLE Eara*ble, a. Defn: Arable; tillable. [Archaic]

EARACHE

EARACHE Earache`, n. Defn: Ache or pain in the ear.

EARAL

EARAL Earal, a. Defn: Receiving by the ear. [Obs.] Hewyt.

EARCAP

EARCAP Earcap`, n. Defn: A cap or cover to protect the ear from cold.

EARCOCKLE

EARCOCKLE Earcoc`kle, n. (Bot.) Defn: A disease in wheat, in which the blackened and contracted grain, or ear, is filled with minute worms.

EARDROP

EARDROP Eardrop`, n. 1. A pendant for the ear; an earring; as, a pair of eardrops. 2. (Bot.) Defn: A species of primrose. See Auricula.

EARDRUM

EARDRUM Eardrum`, n. (Anat.) Defn: The tympanum. See Illust. of Ear.

EARED

EARED Eared, a. 1. Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long- eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared. 2. (Zo?l.) Defn: Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears. Eared owl (Zo?l.), an owl having earlike tufts of feathers, as the long-eared owl, and short-eared owl. -- Eared seal (Zo?l.), any seal of the family Otariid?, including the fur seals and hair seals. See Seal.

EARINESS

EARINESS Eari*ness, n. Etym: [Scotch ery or eiry affected with fear.] Defn: Fear or timidity, especially of something supernatural. [Written also eiryness.] The sense of eariness, as twilight came on. De Quincey.

EARING

EARING Earing, n. (Naut.) (a) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the yard or gaff; -- also called head earing. (b) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also called reef earing. (c) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging or stanchions.

EARING

EARING Earing, n. Defn: Coming into ear, as corn.

EARING

EARING Earing, n. Defn: A plowing of land. [Archaic] Neither earing nor harvest. Gen. xlv. 6.

EARL

EARL Earl, n. Etym: [OE. eorl, erl, AS. eorl man, noble; akin to OS. erl boy, man, Icel. jarl nobleman, count, and possibly to Gr. arshan man. Cf. Jarl.] Defn: A nobleman of England ranking below a marquis, and above a viscount. The rank of an earl corresponds to that of a count (comte) in France, and graf in Germany. Hence the wife of an earl is still called countess. See Count.

EARL

EARL Earl, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: The needlefish. [Ireland]

EARL MARSHAL

EARL MARSHAL Earl marshal. Defn: An officer of state in England who marshals and orders all great ceremonials, takes cognizance of matters relating to honor, arms, and pedigree, and directs the proclamation of peace and war. The court of chivalry was formerly under his jurisdiction, and he is still the head of the herald's office or college of arms.

EARLAP

EARLAP Earlap`, n. Defn: The lobe of the ear.

EARLDOM

EARLDOM Earldom, n. Etym: [AS. eorl-d; eorl man, noble + -d -dom.] 1. The jurisdiction of an earl; the territorial possessions of an earl. 2. The status, title, or dignity of an earl. He [Pulteney] shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom. Chesterfield.

EARLDORMAN

EARLDORMAN Earldor*man, n. Defn: Alderman. [Obs.]

EARLDUCK

EARLDUCK Earlduck`, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: The red-breasted merganser (Merganser serrator).

EARLES PENNY

EARLES PENNY Earles pen`ny. Etym: [Cf. Arles, 4th Earnest.] Defn: Earnest money. Same as Arles penny. [Obs.]

EARLESS

EARLESS Earless, a. Defn: Without ears; hence, deaf or unwilling to hear. Pope.

EARLET

EARLET Earlet, n. Etym: [Ear + -let.] Defn: An earring. [Obs.] The Ismaelites were accustomed to wear golden earlets. Judg. viii. 24 (Douay version).

EARLINESS

EARLINESS Earli*ness, n. Defn: The state of being early or forward; promptness.

EARLOCK

EARLOCK Earlock`, n. Etym: [AS. e?r-locca.] Defn: A lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock. See Lovelock.

EARLY

EARLY Early, adv. Etym: [OE. erli, erliche, AS. ; sooner + lic like. See Ere, and Like.] Defn: Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early. Those that me early shall find me. Prov. viii. 17. You must wake and call me early. Tennyson.

EARLY

EARLY Early, a. [Compar. Earlier; superl. Earliest.] Etym: [OE. earlich. Early, adv.] 1. In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to Ant: late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit. Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. Burke. The doorsteps and threshold with the early grass springing up about them. Hawthorne. 2. Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc. Seen in life's early morning sky. Keble. The forms of its earlier manhood. Longfellow. The earliest poem he composed was in his seventeenth summer. J. C. Shairp. Early English (Philol.) See the Note under English. -- Early English architecture, the first of the pointed or Gothic styles used in England, succeeding the Norman style in the 12th and 13th centuries. Syn. -- Forward; timely; not late; seasonable.

EARMARK

EARMARK Earmark`, n. 1. A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting. 2. A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark. Money is said to have no earmark. Wharton. Flying, he [a slave] should be described by the rounding of his head, and his earmark. Robynson (More's Utopia). A set of intellectual ideas . . . have earmarks upon them, no tokens of a particular proprietor. Burrow.

EARMARK

EARMARK Earmark`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earmarked; p. pr. & vb. n. Earmarking.] Defn: To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.

EARN

EARN Earn, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: See Ern, n. Sir W. Scott.

EARN

EARN Earn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earned; p. pr. & vb. n. Earning.] Etym: [AS. earnian; akin to OHG. arn to reap, aran harvest, G. ernte, Goth. asans harvest, asneis hireling, AS. esne; cf. Icel. ?nn working season, work.] 1. To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not). The high repute Which he through hazard huge must earn. Milton. 2. To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels. I earn that [what] I eat. Shak. The bread I have earned by the hazard of my life or the sweat of my brow. Burke. Earned run (Baseball), a run which is made without the assistance of errors on the opposing side. Syn. -- See Obtain.

EARN

EARN Earn, v. t. & i. Etym: [See 1st Yearn.] Defn: To grieve. [Obs.]

EARN

EARN Earn, v. i. Etym: [See 4th Yearn.] Defn: To long; to yearn. [Obs.] And ever as he rode, his heart did earn To prove his puissance in battle brave. Spenser.

EARN

EARN Earn, v. i. Etym: [AS. irnan to run. Rennet, and cf. Yearnings.] Defn: To curdle, as milk. [Prov. Eng.]

EARNEST

EARNEST Earnest, n. Etym: [AS. eornost, eornest; akin to OHG. ernust, G. ernst; cf. Icel. orrosta battle, perh. akin to Gr. oriri to rise.] Defn: Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness. Take heed that this jest do not one day turn to earnest. Sir P. Sidney. And given in earnest what I begged in jest. Shak. In earnest, serious; seriously; not in jest; earnestly.

EARNEST

EARNEST Earnest, a. 1. Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers. An earnest advocate to plead for him. Shak. 2. Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention. 3. Serious; important. [Obs.] They whom earnest lets do often hinder. Hooker. Syn. -- Eager; warm; zealous; ardent; animated; importunate; fervent; sincere; serious; hearty; urgent. See Eager.

EARNEST

EARNEST Earnest, v. t. Defn: To use in earnest. [R.] To earnest them [our arms] with men. Pastor Fido (1602).

EARNEST

EARNEST Earnest, n. Etym: [Prob. corrupted fr. F. arrhes, L. arra, arrha, arrhabo, Gr. ; or perh. fr. W. ernes, akin to Gael. earlas, perh. fr. L. arra. Cf. Arles, Earles penny.] 1. Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come. Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 2 Cor. i. 22. And from his coffers Received the golden earnest of our death. Shak. 2. (Law) Defn: Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale. Kent. Ayliffe. Benjamin. Earnest money (Law), money paid as earnest, to bind a bargain or to ratify and prove a sale. Syn. -- Earnest, Pledge. These words are here compared as used in their figurative sense. Earnest is not so strong as pledge. An earnest, like first fruits, gives assurance, or at least a high probability, that more is coming of the same kind; a pledge, like money deposited, affords security and ground of reliance for the future. Washington gave earnest of his talent as commander by saving his troops after Braddock's defeat; his fortitude and that of his soldiers during the winter at Valley Forge might rightly be considered a pledge of their ultimate triumph.

EARNESTFUL

EARNESTFUL Earnest*ful, a. Defn: Serious. [Obs.] Chaucer.

EARNESTLY

EARNESTLY Earnest*ly, adv. Defn: In an earnest manner.

EARNESTNESS

EARNESTNESS Earnest*ness, n. Defn: The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety. An honest earnestness in the young man's manner. W. Irving.

EARNFUL

EARNFUL Earnful, a. Etym: [From Earn to yearn.] Defn: Full of anxiety or yearning. [Obs.] P. Fletcher.

EARNING

EARNING Earning, n.; pl. Earnings (. Defn: That which is earned; wages gained by work or services; money earned; -- used commonly in the plural. As to the common people, their stock is in their persons and in their earnings. Burke.

EARPICK

EARPICK Earpick`, n. Defn: An instrument for removing wax from the ear.

EARREACH

EARREACH Earreach`, n. Defn: Earshot. Marston.

EARRING

EARRING Earring`, n. Defn: An ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant.

EARSH

EARSH Earsh, n. Defn: See Arrish.

EARSHOT

EARSHOT Earshot`, n. Defn: Reach of the ear; distance at which words may be heard. Dryden.

EARSHRIFT

EARSHRIFT Earshrift`, n. Defn: A nickname for auricular confession; shrift. [Obs.] Cartwright.

EARSORE

EARSORE Earsore`, n. Defn: An annoyance to the ear. [R.] The perpetual jangling of the chimes . . . is no small earsore Sir T. Browne.

EARST

EARST Earst, adv. Defn: See Erst. [Obs.] Spenser.

EARTH

EARTH Earth, n. Etym: [AS. eor; akin to OS. ertha, OFries. irthe, D. aarde,

EARTH

EARTH Earth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Earthed; p. pr. & vb. n. Earthing.] 1. To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den. The fox is earthed. Dryden. 2. To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up. The miser earths his treasure, and the thief, Watching the mole, half beggars him ere noon. Young. Why this in earthing up a carcass R. Blair.

EARTH

EARTH Earth, v. i. Defn: To burrow. Tickell.

EARTH

EARTH Earth, n. Etym: [From Ear to plow.] Defn: A plowing. [Obs.] Such land as ye break up for barley to sow, Two earths at the least, ere ye sow it, bestow. Tusser.

EARTH FLAX

EARTH FLAX Earth flax`. (Min.) Defn: A variety of asbestus. See Amianthus.

EARTH SHINE

EARTH SHINE Earth shine`. Defn: See Earth light, under Earth.

EARTH-TONGUE

EARTH-TONGUE Earth-tongue`, n. (Bot.) Defn: A fungus of the genus Geoglossum.

EARTHBAG

EARTHBAG Earthbag`, n. (Mil.) Defn: A bag filled with earth, used commonly to raise or repair a parapet.

EARTHBANK

EARTHBANK Earthbank`, n. Defn: A bank or mound of earth.

EARTHBOARD

EARTHBOARD Earthboard`, n. (Agric.) Defn: The part of a plow, or other implement, that turns over the earth; the moldboard.

EARTHBORN

EARTHBORN Earthborn`, a. 1. Born of the earth; terrigenous; springing originally from the earth; human. Some earthborn giant. Milton. 2. Relating to, or occasioned by, earthly objects. All earthborn cares are wrong. Goldsmith.

EARTHBRED

EARTHBRED Earthbred`, a. Defn: Low; grovelling; vulgar.

EARTHDIN

EARTHDIN Earthdin`, n. Defn: An earthquake. [Obs.]

EARTHDRAKE

EARTHDRAKE Earthdrake`, n. Defn: A mythical monster of the early Anglo-Saxon literature; a dragon. W. Spalding.

EARTHEN

EARTHEN Earthen, a. Defn: Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe.

EARTHEN-HEARTED

EARTHEN-HEARTED Earthen-heart`ed, a. Defn: Hard-hearted; sordid; gross. [Poetic] Lowell.

EARTHENWARE

EARTHENWARE Earthen*ware`, n. Defn: Vessels and other utensils, ornaments, or the like, made of baked clay. See Crockery, Pottery, Stoneware, and Porcelain.

EARTHFORK

EARTHFORK Earthfork`, n. Defn: A pronged fork for turning up the earth.

EARTHINESS

EARTHINESS Earthi*ness, n. Defn: The quality or state of being earthy, or of containing earth; hence, grossness.

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