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THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

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ALLINEATE

ALLINEATE Al*line*ate, v. t. Etym: [L. ad + lineatus, p. p. of lineare to draw a line.] Defn: To align. [R.] Herschel.

ALLINEATION; ALINEEATION

ALLINEATION; ALINEEATION Al*lin`e*ation, A*line`e*ation, n. Defn: Alignment; position in a straight line, as of two planets with the sun. Whewell. The allineation of the two planets. C. A. Young.

ALLISION

ALLISION Al*lision, n. Etym: [L. allisio, fr. allidere, to strike or dash against; ad + laedere to dash against.] Defn: The act of dashing against, or striking upon. The boisterous allision of the sea. Woodward.

ALLITERAL

ALLITERAL Al*liter*al, a. Defn: Pertaining to, or characterized by alliteration.

ALLITERATE

ALLITERATE Al*liter*ate, v. t. Defn: To employ or place so as to make alliteration. Skeat.

ALLITERATE

ALLITERATE Al*liter*ate, v. i. Defn: To compose alliteratively; also, to constitute alliteration.

ALLITERATION

ALLITERATION Al*lit`er*ation, n. Etym: [L. ad + litera letter. See Letter.] Defn: The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as in the following lines: - Behemoth, biggest born of earth, upheaved His vastness. Milton. Fly o'er waste fens and windy fields. Tennyson. Note: The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words is also called alliteration. Anglo-Saxon poetry is characterized by alliterative meter of this sort. Later poets also employed it. In a somer seson whan soft was the sonne, I shope me in shroudes as I a shepe were. P. Plowman.

ALLITERATIVE

ALLITERATIVE Al*liter*a*tive, a. Defn: Pertaining to, or characterized by, alliteration; as, alliterative poetry. -- Al*liter*a*tive*ly, adv. -- Al*liter*a*tive*ness, n.

ALLITERATOR

ALLITERATOR Al*liter*a`tor, n. Defn: One who alliterates.

ALLIUM

ALLIUM Alli*um, n. Etym: [L., garlic.] (bot.) Defn: A genus of plants, including the onion, garlic, leek, chive, etc.

ALLMOUTH

ALLMOUTH Allmouth`, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: The angler.

ALLNESS

ALLNESS Allness, n. Defn: Totality; completeness. [R.] The allness of God, including his absolute spirituality, supremacy, and eternity. R. Turnbull.

ALLNIGHT

ALLNIGHT Allnight`, n. Defn: Light, fuel, or food for the whole night. [Obs.] Bacon.

ALLOCATE

ALLOCATE Allo*cate, v. t. Etym: [LL. allocatus, p. p. of allocare, fr. L. ad + locare to place. See Allow.] 1. To distribute or assign; to allot. Burke. 2. To localize. [R.]

ALLOCATION

ALLOCATION Al`lo*cation, n. Etym: [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.] 1. The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement. Hallam. 2. An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company. The allocation of the particular portions of Palestine to its successive inhabitants. A. R. Stanley. 3. The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer.

ALLOCATUR

ALLOCATUR Al`lo*catur, n. Etym: [LL., it is allowed, fr. allocare to allow.] (Law) Defn: Allowed. The word allocatur expresses the allowance of a proceeding, writ, order, etc., by a court, judge, or judicial officer.

ALLOCHROIC

ALLOCHROIC Al`lo*chroic, a. Defn: Changeable in color.

ALLOCHROITE

ALLOCHROITE Al*lochro*ite, n. (Min.) Defn: See Garnet.

ALLOCHROOUS

ALLOCHROOUS Al*lochro*ous, a. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Changing color.

ALLOCUTION

ALLOCUTION Al`lo*cution, n. Etym: [L. allocuto, fr. alloqui to speak to; ad + loqui to speak: cf. F. allocution.] 1. The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words. 2. An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy. Addison.

ALLOD

ALLOD Allod, n. Defn: See Allodium.

ALLODIAL

ALLODIAL Al*lodi*al, a. Etym: [LL. allodialis, fr. allodium: cf. F. allodial. See Allodium.] (Law) Defn: Pertaining to allodium; freehold; free of rent or service; held independent of a lord paramount; -- opposed to feudal; as, allodial lands; allodial system. Blackstone.

ALLODIAL

ALLODIAL Al*lodi*al, a. Defn: Anything held allodially. W. Coxe.

ALLODIALISM

ALLODIALISM Al*lodi*al*ism, n. Defn: The allodial system.

ALLODIALIST

ALLODIALIST Al*lodi*al*ist, n. Defn: One who holds allodial land.

ALLODIALLY

ALLODIALLY Al*lodi*al*ly, adv. Defn: By allodial tenure.

ALLODIARY

ALLODIARY Al*lodi*a*ry, n. Defn: One who holds an allodium.

ALLODIUM

ALLODIUM Al*lodi*um, n. Etym: [LL. allodium, alodium, alodis, alaudis, of Ger. origin; cf. OHG. al all, and (AS. ead) possession, property. It means, therefore, entirely one's property.] (Law) Defn: Freehold estate; land which is the absolute property of the owner; real estate held in absolute independence, without being subject to any rent, service, or acknowledgment to a superior. It is thus opposed to feud. Blackstone. Bouvier.

ALLOGAMOUS

ALLOGAMOUS Al*loga*mous, a. (Bot.) Defn: Characterized by allogamy.

ALLOGAMY

ALLOGAMY Al*loga*my n. Etym: [Gr. (Bot.) Defn: Fertilization of the pistil of a plant by pollen from another of the same species; cross-fertilization.

ALLOGENEOUS

ALLOGENEOUS Al`lo*gene*ous, a. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Different in nature or kind. [R.]

ALLOGRAPH

ALLOGRAPH Allo*graph, n. Etym: [Gr. -graph.] Defn: A writing or signature made by some person other than any of the parties thereto; -- opposed to autograph.

ALLOMERISM

ALLOMERISM Al*lomer*ism, n. Etym: [Gr. (Chem.) Defn: Variability in chemical constitution without variation in crystalline form.

ALLOMEROUS

ALLOMEROUS Al*lomer*ous, a. (Chem.) Defn: Characterized by allomerism.

ALLOMORPH

ALLOMORPH Allo*morph, n. Etym: [Gr. (Min.) (a) Any one of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance; or the substance having such forms; -- as, carbonate of lime occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite. (b) A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or complete change or substitution of material; -- thus limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite. G. H. Williams.

ALLOMORPHIC

ALLOMORPHIC Al`lo*morphic, a. (Min.) Defn: Of or pertaining to allomorphism.

ALLOMORPHISM

ALLOMORPHISM Al`lo*morphism, n. (Min.) Defn: The property which constitutes an allomorph; the change involved in becoming an allomorph.

ALLONGE

ALLONGE Al*longe, n. Etym: [F. allonge, earlier alonge, a lengthening. See Allonge, v., and cf. Lunge.] 1. (Fencing) Defn: A thrust or pass; a lunge. 2. A slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange for receiving indorsements, when the back of the bill itself is already full; a rider. [A French usage] Abbott.

ALLONGE

ALLONGE Al*longe, v. i. Etym: [F. allonger; ? (L. ad) + long (L. longus) long.] Defn: To thrust with a sword; to lunge.

ALLONYM

ALLONYM Allo*nym, n. Etym: [F. allonyme, fr. Gr. 1. The name of another person assumed by the author of a work. 2. A work published under the name of some one other than the author.

ALLONYMOUS

ALLONYMOUS Al*lony*mous, a. Defn: Published under the name of some one other than the author.

ALLOO

ALLOO Al*loo, v. t. or i. Etym: [See Halloo.] Defn: To incite dogs by a call; to halloo. [Obs.]

ALLOPATH

ALLOPATH Allo*path, n. Etym: [Cf. F. allopathe.] Defn: An allopathist. Ed. Rev.

ALLOPATHIC

ALLOPATHIC Al`lo*pathic, a. Etym: [Cf. F. allopathique.] Defn: Of or pertaining to allopathy.

ALLOPATHICALLY

ALLOPATHICALLY Al`lo*pathic*al*ly, adv. Defn: In a manner conformable to allopathy; by allopathic methods.

ALLOPATHIST

ALLOPATHIST Al*lopa*thist, n. Defn: One who practices allopathy; one who professes allopathy.

ALLOPATHY

ALLOPATHY Al*lopa*thy, n. Etym: [Gr. allopathie, F. allopathie. See Pathos.] Defn: That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; -- a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to homeopathy.

ALLOPHYLIC; ALLOPHYLIAN

ALLOPHYLIC; ALLOPHYLIAN Al`lo*phylic, Al`lo*phyli*an, a. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Pertaining to a race or a language neither Aryan nor Semitic. J. Prichard.

ALLOQUY

ALLOQUY Allo*quy, n. Etym: [L. alloquim, fr. alloqui.] Defn: A speaking to another; an address. [Obs.]

ALLOT

ALLOT Al*lot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Allotting.] Etym: [OF. aloter, F. allotir; a (L. ad) + lot lot. See Lot.] 1. To distribute by lot. 2. To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him. Ten years I will allot to the attainment of knowledge. Johnson.

ALLOTHEISM

ALLOTHEISM Allo*the*ism, n. Etym: [Gr. Defn: The worship of strange gods. Jer. Taylor.

ALLOTMENT

ALLOTMENT Al*lotment, n. Etym: [Cf. OF. alotement, F. allotement.] 1. The act of allotting; assignment. 2. That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party. The alloments of God and nature. L'Estrange. A vineyard and an allotment for olives and herbs. Broome. 3. (law) Defn: The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person. Cottage allotment, an allotment of a small portion of land to a country laborer for garden cultivation. [Eng.]

ALLOTRIOPHAGY

ALLOTRIOPHAGY Al`lo*tri*opha*gy, n. Etym: [Gr. allotriophagie.] (Med.) Defn: A depraved appetite; a desire for improper food.

ALLOTROPHIC

ALLOTROPHIC Al`lo*trophic, a. [Gr. other + trophic.] (a) (Physiol.) Changed or modified in nutritive power by the process of digestion. (b) (Plant Physiol.) Dependent upon other organisms for nutrition; heterotrophic; -- said of plants unable to perform photosynthesis, as all saprophytes; -- opposed to autotrophic.

ALLOTROPIC; ALLOTROPICAL

ALLOTROPIC; ALLOTROPICAL Al`lo*tropic, Al`lo*tropic*al, a. Etym: [Cf. F. allotropique.] Defn: Of or pertaining to allotropism. -- Al`lo*tropic*al*ly, adv. Allotropic state, the several conditions which occur in a case of allotropism.

ALLOTROPICITY

ALLOTROPICITY Al*lot`ro*pici*ty, n. Defn: Allotropic property or nature.

ALLOTROPISM; ALLOTROPY

ALLOTROPISM; ALLOTROPY Al*lotro*pism, Al*lotro*py, n. Etym: [Gr. allotropie.] (Chem.) Defn: The property of existing in two or more conditions which are distinct in their physical or chemical relations. Note: Thus, carbon occurs crystallized in octahedrons and other related forms, in a state of extreme hardness, in the diamond; it occurs in hexagonal forms, and of little hardness, in black lead; and again occurs in a third form, with entire softness, in lampblack and charcoal. In some cases, one of these is peculiarly an active state, and the other a passive one. Thus, ozone is an active state of oxygen, and is distinct from ordinary oxygen, which is the element in its passive state.

ALLOTROPIZE

ALLOTROPIZE Al*lotro*pize, v. t. Defn: To change in physical properties but not in substance. [R.]

ALLOTTABLE

ALLOTTABLE Al*lotta*ble, a. Defn: Capable of being allotted.

ALLOTTEE

ALLOTTEE Al*lot`tee, n. Defn: One to whom anything is allotted; one to whom an allotment is made.

ALLOTTER

ALLOTTER Al*lotter, n. Defn: One who allots.

ALLOTTERY

ALLOTTERY Al*lotter*y, n. Defn: Allotment. [Obs.] Shak.

ALLOW

ALLOW Al*low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Allowing.] Etym: [OE. alouen, OF. alouer, aloer, aluer, F. allouer, fr. LL. allocare to admit as proved, to place, use; confused with OF. aloer, fr. L. allaudare to extol; ad + laudare to praise. See Local, and cf. Allocate, Laud.] 1. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction. [Obs. or Archaic] Ye allow the deeds of your fathers. Luke xi. 48. We commend his pains, condemn his pride, allow his life, approve his learning. Fuller. 2. To like; to be suited or pleased with. [Obs.] How allow you the model of these clothes Massinger. 3. To sanction; to invest; to intrust. [Obs.] Thou shalt be . . . allowed with absolute power. Shak. 4. To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest. He was allowed about three hundred pounds a year. Macaulay. 5. To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition. I allow, with Mrs. Grundy and most moralists, that Miss Newcome's conduct . . . was highly reprehensible. Thackeray. 6. To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage. 7. To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent. Syn. -- To allot; assign; bestow; concede; admit; permit; suffer; tolerate. See Permit.

ALLOW

ALLOW Al*low, v. i. Defn: To admit; to concede; to make allowance or abatement. Allowing still for the different ways of making it. Addison. To allow of, to permit; to admit. Shak.

ALLOWABLE

ALLOWABLE Al*lowa*ble, a. Etym: [F. allouable.] 1. Praiseworthy; laudable. [Obs.] Hacket. 2. Proper to be, or capable of being, allowed; permissible; admissible; not forbidden; not unlawful or improper; as, a certain degree of freedom is allowable among friends.

ALLOWABLENESS

ALLOWABLENESS Al*lowa*ble*ness, n. Defn: The quality of being allowable; permissibleness; lawfulness; exemption from prohibition or impropriety. South.

ALLOWABLY

ALLOWABLY Al*lowa*bly, adv. Defn: In an allowable manner.

ALLOWANCE

ALLOWANCE Al*lowance, n. Etym: [OF. alouance.] 1. Approval; approbation. [Obs.] Crabbe. 2. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance. Without the king's will or the state's allowance. Shak. 3. Acknowledgment. The censure of the which one must in your allowance o'erweigh a whole theater of others. Shak. 4. License; indulgence. [Obs.] Locke. 5. That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short. I can give the boy a handsome allowance. Thackeray. 6. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth. After making the largest allowance for fraud. Macaulay. 7. (com.) Defn: A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

ALLOWANCE

ALLOWANCE Al*lowance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allowancing.] Etym: [See Allowance, n.] Defn: To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.

ALLOWEDLY

ALLOWEDLY Al*lowed*ly adv. Defn: By allowance; admittedly. Shenstone.

ALLOWER

ALLOWER Al*lower, n. 1. An approver or abettor. [Obs.] 2. One who allows or permits.

ALLOXAN

ALLOXAN Al*loxan, n. Etym: [Allantoin + oxalic, as containing the elements of allantion and oxalic acid.] (Chem.) Defn: An oxidation product of uric acid. It is of a pale reddish color, readily soluble in water or alcohol.

ALLOXANATE

ALLOXANATE Al*loxa*nate, n. (Chem.) Defn: A combination of alloxanic acid and a base or base or positive radical.

ALLOXANIC

ALLOXANIC Al`lox*anic, a. (Chem.) Defn: Of or pertaining to alloxan; -- applied to an acid obtained by the action of soluble alkalies on alloxan.

ALLOXANTIN

ALLOXANTIN Al`lox*antin, n. (Chem.) Defn: A substance produced by acting upon uric with warm and very dilute nitric acid.

ALLOY

ALLOY Al*loy, n. Etym: [OE. alai, OF. alei, F. aloyer, to alloy, alier to ally. See Alloy, v. t.] 1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam. 2. The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness. 3. A baser metal mixed with a finer. Fine silver is silver without the mixture of any baser metal. Alloy is baser metal mixed with it. Locke. 4. Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy. Pure English without Latin alloy. F. Harrison.

ALLOY

ALLOY Al*loy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alloyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Alloying.] Etym: [F. aloyer, OF. alier, allier, later allayer, fr. L. aligare. See Alloy, n., Ally, v.t., and cf. Allay.] 1. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper. 2. To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound. 3. To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.

ALLOY

ALLOY Al*loy, v. t. Defn: To form a metallic compound. Gold and iron alloy with ease. Ure.

ALLOY STEEL

ALLOY STEEL Alloy steel. Defn: Any steel containing a notable quantity of some other metal alloyed with the iron, usually chromium, nickel, manganese, tungsten, or vanadium.

ALLOYAGE

ALLOYAGE Al*loyage, n. Etym: [F. aloyage.] Defn: The act or art of alloying metals; also, the combination or alloy.

ALLSPICE

ALLSPICE Allspice`, n. Defn: The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), called also spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.

ALLTHING

ALLTHING All`thing`, adv. Etym: [For in all (= every) thing.] Defn: Altogether. [Obs.] Shak.

ALLUDE

ALLUDE Al*lude, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluding.] Etym: [L. alludere to play with, to allude; ad + ludere to play.] Defn: To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction. These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use. Hooker. Syn. -- To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate; signify; insinuate; advert. See Refer.

ALLUDE

ALLUDE Al*lude, v. t. Defn: To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable. [Obs.] Wither.

ALLUMETTE

ALLUMETTE Al`lu`mette, n. Etym: [F., from allumer to light.] Defn: A match for lighting candles, lamps, etc.

ALLUMINOR

ALLUMINOR Al*lumi*nor, n. Etym: [OF. alumineor, fr. L. ad + liminare. See Luminate.] Defn: An illuminator of manuscripts and books; a limner. [Obs.] Cowell.

ALLURANCE

ALLURANCE Al*lurance, n. Defn: Allurement. [R.]

ALLURE

ALLURE Al*lure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluring.] Etym: [OF. aleurrer, alurer, fr. a (L. ad) + leurre lure. See Lure.] Defn: To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract. With promised joys allured them on. Falconer. The golden sun in splendor likest Heaven Allured his eye. Milton. Syn. -- To attract; entice; tempt; decoy; seduce. -- To Allure, Entice, Decoy, Seduce. These words agree in the idea of acting upon the mind by some strong controlling influence, and differ according to the image under which is presented. They are all used in a bad sense, except allure, which has sometimes (though rarely) a good one. We are allured by the prospect or offer (usually deceptive) of some future good. We are commonly enticed into evil by appeals to our passions. We are decoyed into danger by false appearances or representations. We are seduced when drawn aside from the path of rectitude. What allures draws by gentle means; what entices leads us by promises and persuasions; what decoys betrays us, as it were, into a snare or net; what seduces deceives us by artful appeals to the passions.

ALLURE

ALLURE Al*lure, n. Defn: Allurement. [R.] Hayward.

ALLURE

ALLURE Al`lure, n. Etym: [F.; aller to go.] Defn: Gait; bearing. The swing, the gait, the pose, the allure of these men. Harper's Mag.

ALLUREMENT

ALLUREMENT Al*lurement, n. 1. The act alluring; temptation; enticement. Though Adam by his wife's allurement fell. Milton. 2. That which allures; any real or apparent good held forth, or operating, as a motive to action; as, the allurements of pleasure, or of honor.

ALLURER

ALLURER Al*lurer, n. Defn: One who, or that which, allures.

ALLURING

ALLURING Al*luring, a. Defn: That allures; attracting; charming; tempting. -- Al*luring*ly, adv. -- Al*luring*ness, n.

ALLUSION

ALLUSION Al*lusion, n. Etym: [L. allusio, fr. alludere to allude: cf. F. allusion.] 1. A figurative or symbolical reference. [Obs.] 2. A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint.

ALLUSIVE

ALLUSIVE Al*lusive, a. 1. Figurative; symbolical. 2. Having reference to something not fully expressed; containing an allusion.

ALLUSIVELY

ALLUSIVELY Al*lusive*ly, adv. Defn: Figuratively [Obs.]; by way of allusion; by implication, suggestion, or insinuation.

ALLUSIVENESS

ALLUSIVENESS Al*lusive*ness, n. Defn: The quality of being allusive.

ALLUSORY

ALLUSORY Al*luso*ry, a. Defn: Allusive. [R.] Warburton.

ALLUVIAL

ALLUVIAL Al*luvi*al, a. Etym: [Cf. F. alluvial. See Alluvion.] Defn: Pertaining to, contained in, or composed of, alluvium; relating to the deposits made by flowing water; washed away from one place and deposited in another; as, alluvial soil, mud, accumulations, deposits.

ALLUVION

ALLUVION Al*luvi*on, n. Etym: [F. alluvion, L. alluvio, fr. alluere to wash against; ad + luere, equiv. to lavare, to wash. See Lave.] 1. Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank. 2. An overflowing; an inundation; a flood. Lyell. 3. Matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium. The golden alluvions are there [in California and Australia] spread over a far wider space: they are found not only on the banks of rivers, and in their beds, but are scattered over the surface of vast plains. R. Cobden. 4. (Law) Defn: An accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion.

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