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PAAGE Paage (paayj; 48), n. [OF. paage, paiage, F. p?age, fr. (assumed)


PAARD Paard (p?rd), n. [D., a horse.] Defn: The zebra. [S. Africa]


PAAS Paas (pals), n. [D. paash. See Pasch.] Defn: The Easter festival. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett. Paas egg. See Easter egg, under Easter.


PAAS Paas (p?s), n. Defn: Pace [Obs.] Chaucer


PABULAR Pabu*lar, a. [L. pabularis.] Defn: Of, pertaining to, or fit for, pabulum or food; affording food.


PABULATION Pab`u*lation, n. [L. pabulatio, fr. pabulari to feed, fr. pabulum food. See Pabulum.] 1. The act of feeding, or providing food. [Obs.] Cockeram. 2. Food; fodder; pabulum. [Obs.]


PABULOUS Pabu*lous, a. [L. pabulosus.] Defn: Affording pabulum, or food; alimental. [R.] Sir T. Browne.


PABULUM Pabu*lum, n. [L., akin to pascere to pasture. See Pastor.] Defn: The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum.


PAC Pac, n. Defn: A kind of moccasin, having the edges of the sole turned up and sewed to the upper. Knight.


PACA Paca, n. [Pg., from the native name.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A small South American rodent (Cologenys paca), having blackish brown fur, with four parallel rows of white spots along its sides; the spotted cavy. It is nearly allied to the agouti and the Guinea pig.


PACABLE Paca*ble, a. [L. pacare to pacify.] Defn: Placable. [R.] Coleridge.


PACANE Pa*cane, n. (Bot.) Defn: A species of hickory. See Pecan.


PACATE Pacate, a. [L. pacatus, p. p. of pacare to pacify, fr. pax, pacis, peace. See Pay to requite, Peace.] Defn: Appeased; pacified; tranquil. [R.]


PACATED Paca*ted, a. Defn: Pacified; pacate.


PACATION Pa*cation, n. [L. pacatio.] Defn: The act of pacifying; a peacemaking. Coleridge.


PACER Pacer, n. Defn: One who, or that which, paces; especially, a horse that paces.


PACHACAMAC Pa`cha*ca*mac, n. Defn: A divinity worshiped by the ancient Peruvians as the creator of the universe.


PACHAK Pa*chak, n. (Bot.) Defn: The fragrant roots of the Saussurea Costus, exported from India to China, and used for burning as incense. It is supposed to be the costus of the ancients. [Written also putchuck.]


PACHALIC Pa*chalic, a. & n. Defn: See Pashalic.


PACHISI; PARCHESI; PARCHISI; PARCHEESI Pa*chisi, n. Commonly spelt Par*chesi, Par*chisi, Par*cheesi. Defn: A game adopted from the Indian game, using disks, as of pasteboard, and dice. [U. S. & Eng.]


PACHISI; PARCHESI Pa*chisi, Par*chesi, n. [Hind., fr. pachis twenty-five, the highest throw in the game.] Defn: A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India.


PACHOMETER Pa*chome*ter, n. [Gr. pa`chos thickness + -meter.] (Physics) Defn: An instrument for measuring thickness, as of the glass of a mirror, or of paper; a pachymeter.


PACHONTA Pa*chonta, n. (Bot.) Defn: A substance resembling gutta-percha, and used to adulterate it, obtained from the East Indian tree Isonandra acuminata.


PACHUCA TANK Pa*chuca tank. (Metallurgy) Defn: A high and narrow tank, with a central cylinder for the introduction of compressed air, used in the agitation and settling of pulp (pulverized ore and water) during treatment by the cyanide process; -- so named because, though originally devised in New Zealand, it was first practically introduced in Pachuca, Mexico.


PACHY- Pachy-. [Gr. thick.] Defn: A combining form meaning thick; as, pachyderm, pachydactyl.


PACHYCARPOUS Pach`y*carpous, a. [Pachy- + Gr. fruit.] (Bot.) Defn: Having the pericarp thick.


PACHYDACTYL Pach`y*dactyl, n. [Pachy- + dactyl.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A bird or other animal having thick toes.


PACHYDACTYLOUS Pach`y*dactyl*ous, a. (Zo?l.) Defn: Having thick toes.


PACHYDERM Pachy*derm, n. [Cf. F. pachyderme.] (Zo?l.) Defn: One of the Pachydermata.


PACHYDERMAL Pach`y*dermal, a. (Zo?l.) Defn: Of or relating to the pachyderms; as, pachydermal dentition.


PACHYDERMATA Pach`y*derma*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. thick-skinned; pachy`s thick + skin.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A group of hoofed mammals distinguished for the thickness of their skins, including the elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, tapir, horse, and hog. It is now considered an artificial group.


PACHYDERMATOUS Pach`y*derma*tous, a. 1. (Zo?l.) Of or pertaining to the pachyderms. 2. Thick-skinned; not sensitive to ridicule.


PACHYDERMOID Pach`y*dermoid, a. [Pachyderm + -oid.] (Zo?l.) Defn: Related to the pachyderms.


PACHYGLOSSAL Pach`y*glossal, a. [Pachy- + Gr. tongue.] (Zo?l.) Defn: Having a thick tongue; --applied to a group of lizards (Pachygloss?), including the iguanas and agamas.


PACHYMENINGITIS Pach`y*men`in*gitis, n. [Pachy-+ meningitis.] (Med.) Defn: Inflammation of the dura mater or outer membrane of the brain.


PACHYMETER Pa*chyme*ter, n. [Pachy- + -meter.] Defn: Same as Pachometer.


PACHYOTE Pachy*ote, n. [Pachy- + Gr. , , ear.] (Zo?l.) Defn: One of a family of bats, including those which have thick external ears.


PACIFIABLE Paci*fi`a*ble, a. Defn: Capable of being pacified or appeased; placable.


PACIFIC Pa*cific, a. [L. pacificus: cf. F. pacifique. See Pacify.] Defn: Of or pertaining to peace; suited to make or restore peace; of a peaceful character; not warlike; not quarrelsome; conciliatory; as, pacific words or acts; a pacific nature or condition. Pacific Ocean, the ocean between America and Asia, so called by Magellan, its first European navigator, on account of the exemption from violent tempests which he enjoyed while sailing over it; -- called also, simply, the Pacific, and, formerly, the South sea. Syn. -- Peacemaking; appeasing; conciliatory; tranquil; calm; quiet; peaceful; reconciling; mild; gentle.


PACIFICABLE Pa*cific*a*ble, a. Defn: Placable. [R.] Bp. Hall.


PACIFICAL Pa*cific*al, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to peace; pacific. [R.] Sir H. Wotton. -- Pa*cific*al*ly, adv. [R.]


PACIFICATION Pa*cif`i*cation, n. [L. pacificatio: cf. F. pacification. See Pacify.] Defn: The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation. An embassy of pacification. Bacon.


PACIFICATOR Pa*cifi*ca`tor, n. [L.] Defn: One who, or that which, pacifies; a peacemaker. Bacon.


PACIFICATORY Pa*cifi*ca*to*ry, a. [L. pacificatorius.] Defn: Tending to make peace; conciliatory. Barrow.


PACIFICO Pa*cifi*co, n. [Sp. See Pacific.] Defn: A peaceful person; -- applied specif. by the Spaniards to the natives in Cuba and the Philippine Islands who did not oppose the Spanish arms. While we were going through the woods one of the pacificos pointed to a new grave. Harper's Weekly.


PACIFIER Paci*fi`er, n. Defn: One who pacifies.


PACIFY Paci*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pacified; p. pr. & vb. n. Pacifying.] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare; pax, pacis, peace + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Peace, and -fy.] Defn: To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a man when angry; to pacify pride, appetite, or importunity. Pray ye, pacify yourself. Shak. To pacify and settle those countries. Bacon.


PACINIAN Pa*cini*an, a. (Anat.) Defn: Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini, an Italian physician of the 19th century. Pacinian corpuscles, small oval bodies terminating some of the minute branches of the sensory nerves in the integument and other parts of the body. They are supposed to be tactile organs.


PACK Pack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packed; p. pr. & vb. n. Packing.] Etym: [Akin to D. pakken, G. packen, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakka. See Pack, n.] 1. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass; as to pack goods in a box; to pack fish. Strange materials packed up with wonderful art. Addison. Where . . . the bones Of all my buried ancestors are packed. Shak. 2. To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater. 3. To sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly. And mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown. Pope. 4. Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; as, to pack a jury or a causes. The expected council was dwindling into . . . a packed assembly of Italian bishops. Atterbury. 5. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot. [Obs.] He lost life . . . upon a nice point subtilely devised and packed by his enemies. Fuller. 6. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse. Our thighs packed with wax, our mouths with honey. Shack. 7. To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school. He . . . must not die Till George be packed with post horse up to heaven. Shak. 8. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or beasts). [Western U.S.] 9. (Hydropathy) Defn: To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5. 10. (Mech.) Defn: To render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine.


PACK Pack, v. i. 1. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation. 2. To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well. 3. To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack. [Eng.] 4. To depart in haste; -- generally with off or away. Poor Stella must pack off to town Swift. You shall pack, And never more darken my doors again. Tennyson. 5. To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion. [Obs.] Go pack with him. Shak. To send packing, to drive away; to send off roughly or in disgrace; to dismiss unceremoniously. The parliament . . . presently sent him packing. South.


PACK HERSE Pack herse. Defn: See under 2d Pack.


PACK SADDLE; PACK THREAD Pack saddle, Pack thread. Defn: See under 2d Pack.


PACKAGE Package, n. 1. Act or process of packing. 2. A bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel; as, a package of goods. 3. A charge made for packing goods. 4. A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were the sons of aliens.


PACKER Packer, n. Defn: A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation; as, a pork packer.


PACKET Packet, n. Etym: [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.] 1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters. Shak. 2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat. Packet boat, ship, or vessel. See Packet, n., 2. -- Packet day, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or the sailing day. -- Packet note or post. See under Paper.


PACKET Packet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Packeting.] 1. To make up into a packet or bundle. 2. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel. Her husband Was packeted to France. Ford.


PACKET Packet, v. i. Defn: To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.


PACKFONG Packfong`, n. Etym: [Chin. peh tung.] (Metal.) Defn: A Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper, resembling German silver.


PACKHOUSE Packhouse`, n. Defn: Warehouse for storing goods.


PACKING Packing, n. 1. The act or process of one who packs. 2. Any material used to pack, fill up, or make close. Specifically (Mach.): Defn: A substance or piece used to make a joint impervious; as: (a) A thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic material inserted between the surfaces of a flange joint. (b) The substance in a stuffing box, through which a piston rod slides. (c) A yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc. 3. (Masonry) Defn: Same as Filling. [Rare in the U. S.] 4. A trick; collusion. [Obs.] Bale. Cherd packing (Bridge Building), the arrangement, side by side, of several parts, as bars, diagonals, a post, etc., on a pin at the bottom of a chord. Waddell. -- Packing box, a stuffing box. See under Stuffing. -- Packing press, a powerful press for baling cotton, wool, hay, etc. -- Packing ring. See Packing, 2 (c), and Illust. of Piston. -- Packing sheet. (a) A large cloth for packing goods. (b) A sheet prepared for packing hydropathic patients.


PACKMAN Packman, n.; pl. Packmen (. Defn: One who bears a pack; a peddler.


PACKWAX Packwax`, n. (Anat.) Defn: Same as Paxwax.


PACKWAY Packway`, n. Defn: A path, as over mountains, followed by pack animals.


PACO; PACOS Paco, Pacos, n. Etym: [Sp. paco, fr. Peruv. paco. Cf. Alpaca.] 1. (Zo?l.) Defn: Same as Alpaca. 2. Etym: [Peruv. paco, pacu, red, reddish, reddish ore containing silver; perh. a different word.] (Min.) Defn: An earthy-looking ore, consisting of brown oxide of iron with minute particles of native silver. Ure.


PACT Pact, n. Etym: [L. pactum, fr. paciscere to make a bargain or contract, fr. pacere to settle, or agree upon; cf. pangere to fasten, Gr. paca bond, and E. fang: cf. F. pacie. Cf. Peace, Fadge, v.] Defn: An agreement; a league; a compact; a covenant. Bacon. The engagement and pact of society whish goes by the name of the constitution. Burke.


PACTION Paction, n. Etym: [L. pactio: cf. F. paction. See Pact.] Defn: An agreement; a compact; a bargain. [R.] Sir W. Scott.


PACTIONAL Paction*al, a. Defn: Of the nature of, or by means of, a paction. Bp. Sanderson.


PACTITIOUS Pac*titious, a. Etym: [L. pactitius, pacticius.] Defn: Setted by a pact, or agreement. [R.] Johnson.


PACTOLIAN Pac*toli*an, a. Defn: Pertaining to the Pactolus, a river in ancient Lydia famous for its golden sands.


PACU Pacu, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: A South American freah-water fish (Myleies pacu), of the family Characinid?. It is highly esteemed as food.


PAD Pad, n. Etym: [D. pad. sq. root21. See Path.] 1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] 2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag. Addison An abbot on an ambling pad. Tennyson. 3. A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; -- usually called a footpad. Gay. Byron. 4. The act of robbing on the highway. [Obs.]


PAD Pad, v. t. Defn: To travel upon foot; to tread. [Obs.] Padding the streets for half a crown. Somerville.


PAD Pad, v. i. 1. To travel heavily or slowly. Bunyan. 2. To rob on foot. [Obs.] Cotton Mather. 3. To wear a path by walking. [Prov. Eng.]


PAD Pad, n. Etym: [Perh. akin to pod.] 1. A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing. 2. A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp., one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers of blotting paper; a block of paper. 3. A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame. 4. A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising. 5. (Zo?l.) Defn: A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals. 6. A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant. 7. (Med.) Defn: A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc. 8. (Naut.) Defn: A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck. W. C. Russel. 9. A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles. [Eng.] Simmonds. Pad cloth, a saddlecloth; a housing. -- Pad saddle. See def. 3, above. -- Pad tree (Harness Making), a piece of wood or metal which gives rigidity and shape to a harness pad. Knight.


PAD Pad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padded; p. pr. & vb. n. Padding.] 1. To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding. 2. (Calico Printing) Defn: To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth. Ure.


PAD ELEPHANT Pad elephant. Defn: An elephant that is furnished with a pad for carrying burdens instead of with a howdah for carrying passengers.


PADAR Padar, n. Etym: [Etymol. uncertain.] Defn: Groats; coarse flour or meal. [Obs.] Sir. H. Wotton.


PADDER Padder, n. 1. One who, or that which, pads. 2. A highwayman; a footpad. [Obs.]


PADDING Padding, n. 1. The act or process of making a pad or of inserting stuffing. 2. The material with which anything is padded. 3. Material of inferior value, serving to extend a book, essay, etc. London Sat. Rev. 4. (Calico Printing) Defn: The uniform impregnation of cloth with a mordant.


PADDLE Paddle, v. i. Etym: [Prob. for pattle, and a dim. of pat, v.; cf. also E. pad to tread, Prov. G. paddeln, padden, to walk with short steps, to paddle, G. patschen to splash, dash, dabble, F. patouiller to dabble, splash, fr. patte a paw. 1. To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes. [Obs.] Shak. 2. To dabble in water with hands or feet; to use a paddle, or something which serves as a paddle, in swimming, in paddling a boat, etc. As the men were paddling for their lives. L'Estrange. While paddling ducks the standing lake desire. Gay.


PADDLE Paddle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paddled; p. pr. & vb. n. Paddling] 1. To pat or stroke amorously, or gently. To be paddling palms and pinching fingers. Shak. 2. To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles. 3. To pad; to tread upon; to trample. [Prov. Eng.]


PADDLE Paddle, n. Etym: [See Paddle, v. i.] 1. An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats. 2. The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle. Thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon. Deut. xxiii. 13. 3. One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel. 4. A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; - - also called clough. 5. (Zo?l.) Defn: A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle. 6. A paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing. 7. Etym: [In this sense prob. for older spaddle, a dim. of spade.] Defn: See Paddle staff (b), below. [Prov. Eng.] Paddle beam (Shipbuilding), one of two large timbers supporting the spring beam and paddle box of a steam vessel. -- Paddle board. See Paddle, n., 3. -- Paddle box, the structure inclosing the upper part of the paddle wheel of a steam vessel. -- Paddle shaft, the revolving shaft which carries the paddle wheel of a steam vessel. -- Paddle staff. (a) A staff tipped with a broad blade, used by mole catchers. [Prov. Eng.] (b) A long-handled spade used to clean a plowshare; -- called also plow staff. [Prov. Eng.] -- Paddle steamer, a steam vessel propelled by paddle wheels, in distinction from a screw propeller. -- Paddle wheel, the propelling wheel of a steam vessel, having paddles (or floats) on its circumference, and revolving in a vertical plane parallel to the vessel's length.


PADDLECOCK Paddle*cock`, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: The lumpfish. [Prov. Eng.]


PADDLEFISH Paddle*fish`, n. (Zo?l) Defn: A large ganoid fish (Polyodon spathula) found in the rivers of the Mississippi Valley. It has a long spatula-shaped snout. Called also duck-billed cat, and spoonbill sturgeon.


PADDLER Paddler, n. Defn: One who, or that which, paddles.


PADDLER Paddler, n. Defn: One who, or that which, paddles.


PADDLEWOOD Paddle*wood`, n. (Bot.) Defn: The light elastic wood of the Aspidosperma excelsum, a tree of Guiana having a fluted trunk readily split into planks.


PADDOCK Paddock, n. Etym: [OE. padde toad, frog + -ock; akin to D. pad, padde, toad, Icel. & Sw. padda, Dan. padde.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A toad or frog. Wyclif. Loathed paddocks. Spenser Paddock pipe (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant of the genus Equisetum, especially E. limosum and the fruiting stems of E. arvense; -- called also padow pipe and toad pipe. See Equisetum. -- Paddock stone. See Toadstone. -- Paddock stool (Bot.),a toadstool.


PADDOCK Paddock, n. Etym: [Corrupted fr. parrock. See Parrock.] 1. A small inclosure or park for sporting. [Obs.] 2. A small inclosure for pasture; esp., one adjoining a stable. Evelyn. Cowper.


PADDY Paddy, a. Etym: [Prov. E. paddy worm-eaten.] Defn: Low; mean; boorish; vagabond. Such pady persons. Digges (1585). The paddy persons. Motley.


PADDY Paddy, n.; pl. Paddies. Etym: [Corrupted fr. St. Patrick, the tutelar saint of Ireland.] Defn: A jocose or contemptuous name for an Irishman.


PADDY Paddy, n. Etym: [Either fr. Canarese bhatta or Malay padi.] (Bot.) Defn: Unhusked rice; -- commonly so called in the East Indies. Paddy bird. (Zo?l.) See Java sparrow, under Java.


PADELION Pad`e*lion, n. Etym: [F. pas de lionon's foot.] (Bot.) Defn: A plant with pedately lobed leaves; the lady's mantle.


PADELLA Pa*della, n. Etym: [It., prop., a pan, a friing pan, fr. L. patella a pan.] Defn: A large cup or deep saucer, containing fatty matter in which a wick is placed, -- used for public illuminations, as at St. Peter's, in Rome. Called also padelle.


PADEMELON Pad`e*melon, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: See Wallaby.


PADESOY Pade*soy`, n. Defn: See Paduasoy.


PADGE Padge, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: The barn owl; -- called also pudge, and pudge owl. [Prov. Eng.]


PADISHAH Pa`di*shah, n. Etym: [Per. padishah. Cf. Pasha.] Defn: Chief ruler; monarch; sovereign; -- a title of the Sultan of Turkey, and of the Shah of Persia.


PADLOCK Padlock`, n. Etym: [Perh. orig., a lock for a pad gate, or a gate opening to a path, or perh., a lock for a basket or pannier, and from Prov. E. pad a pannier. Cf. Pad a path, Paddler.] 1. A portable lock with a bow which is usually jointed or pivoted at one end so that it can be opened, the other end being fastened by the bolt, -- used for fastening by passing the bow through a staple over a hasp or through the links of a chain, etc. 2. Fig.: A curb; a restraint.


PADLOCK Padlock`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padlocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Padlocking.] Defn: To fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock. Milton. Tennyson.

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