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THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

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ANILE

ANILE Anile, a. Etym: [L. anilis, fr. anus an old woman.] Defn: Old-womanish; imbecile. Anile ideas. Walpole.

ANILENESS

ANILENESS Anile*ness, n. Defn: Anility. [R.]

ANILIC

ANILIC An*ilic, a. (Chem.) Defn: Pertaining to, or obtained from, anil; indigotic; -- applied to an acid formed by the action of nitric acid on indigo. [R.]

ANILIDE

ANILIDE Ani*lide, n. (Chem.) Defn: One of a class of compounds which may be regarded as amides in which more or less of the hydrogen has been replaced by phenyl.

ANILINE

ANILINE Ani*line, n. Etym: [See Anil.] (Chem.) Defn: An organic base belonging to the phenylamines. It may be regarded as ammonia in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced by the radical phenyl. It is a colorless, oily liquid, originally obtained from indigo by distillation, but now largely manufactured from coal tar or nitrobenzene as a base from which many brilliant dyes are made.

ANILINE

ANILINE Ani*line, a. Defn: Made from, or of the nature of, aniline.

ANILINISM

ANILINISM Ani*lin*ism, n. [Aniline + -ism.] (Med.) Defn: A disease due to inhaling the poisonous fumes present in the manufacture of aniline.

ANILITY

ANILITY A*nili*ty, n. Etym: [L. anilitas. See Anile.] Defn: The state of being and old woman; old-womanishness; dotage. Marks of anility. Sterne.

ANIMADVERSAL

ANIMADVERSAL An`i*mad*versal, n. Defn: The faculty of perceiving; a percipient. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

ANIMADVERSION

ANIMADVERSION An`i*mad*version, n. Etym: [L. animadversio, fr. animadvertere: cf. F. animadversion. See Animadvert.] 1. The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception. [Obs.] The soul is the sole percipient which hath animadversion and sense, properly so called. Glanvill. 2. Monition; warning. [Obs.] Clarendon. 3. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame. He dismissed their commissioners with severe and sharp animadversions. Clarendon. 4. Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment. [Archaic] Divine animadversions. Wesley. Syn. -- Stricture; criticism; censure; reproof; blame; comment.

ANIMADVERSIVE

ANIMADVERSIVE An`i*mad*versive, a. Defn: Having the power of perceiving; percipient. [Archaic] Glanvill. I do not mean there is a certain number of ideas glaring and shining to the animadversive faculty. Coleridge.

ANIMADVERT

ANIMADVERT An`i*mad*vert, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Animadverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Animadverting.] Etym: [L. animadvertere; animus mind + advertere to turn to; ad to + vertere to turn.] 1. To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that. Dr. H. More. 2. To consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to express censure; -- with on or upon. I should not animadvert on him . . . if he had not used extreme severity in his judgment of the incomparable Shakespeare. Dryden. 3. To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment. [Archaic] Grew. Syn. -- To remark; comment; criticise; censure.

ANIMADVERTER

ANIMADVERTER An`i*mad*verter, n. Defn: One who animadverts; a censurer; also [Obs.], a chastiser.

ANIMAL

ANIMAL Ani*mal, n. Etym: [L., fr. anima breath, soul: cf. F. animal. See Animate.] 1. An organized living being endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion, and also characterized by taking its food into an internal cavity or stomach for digestion; by giving carbonic acid to the air and taking oxygen in the process of respiration; and by increasing in motive power or active aggressive force with progress to maturity. 2. One of the lower animals; a brute or beast, as distinguished from man; as, men and animals.

ANIMAL

ANIMAL Ani*mal, a. Etym: [Cf. F. animal.] 1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions. 2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites. 3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food. Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism. -- Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc. -- Animal flower (Zo?l.), a name given to certain marine animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes, etc. -- Animal heat (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at nearly a uniform temperature. -- Animal spirits. See under Spirit. -- Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in regular subordination, but variously arranged by different writers. Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms, and the principal classes under them, generally recognized at the present time: -Vertebrata, including Mammalia or Mammals, Aves or Birds, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces or Fishes, Marsipobranchiata (Craniota); and Leptocardia (Acrania). Tunicata, including the Thaliacea, and Ascidioidea or Ascidians. Articulata or Annulosa, including Insecta, Myriapoda, Malacapoda, Arachnida, Pycnogonida, Merostomata, Crustacea (Arthropoda); and Annelida, Gehyrea (Anarthropoda). Helminthes or Vermes, including Rotifera, Ch?tognatha, Nematoidea, Acanthocephala, Nemertina, Turbellaria, Trematoda, Cestoidea, Mesozea. Molluscoidea, including Brachiopoda and Bryozoa. Mollusca, including Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, Pteropoda, Scaphopoda, Lamellibranchiata or Acephala. Echinodermata, including Holothurioidea, Echinoidea, Asterioidea, Ophiuroidea, and Crinoidea. Coelenterata, including Anthozoa or Polyps, Ctenophora, and Hydrozoa or Acalephs. Spongiozoa or Porifera, including the sponges. Protozoa, including Infusoria and Rhizopoda. For definitions, see these names in the Vocabulary.

ANIMALCULAR; ANIMALCULINE

ANIMALCULAR; ANIMALCULINE An`i*malcu*lar, An`i*malcu*line, a. Defn: Of, pertaining to, or resembling, animalcules. Animalcular life. Tyndall.

ANIMALCULE

ANIMALCULE An`i*malcule, n. Etym: [As if fr. a L. animalculum, dim. of animal.] 1. A small animal, as a fly, spider, etc. [Obs.] Ray. 2. (Zo?l.) Defn: An animal, invisible, or nearly so, to the naked eye. See Infusoria. Note: Many of the so-called animalcules have been shown to be plants, having locomotive powers something like those of animals. Among these are Volvox, the Desmidiac?, and the siliceous Diatomace?. Spermatic animalcules. See Spermatozoa.

ANIMALCULISM

ANIMALCULISM An`i*malcu*lism, n. Etym: [Cf. F. animalculisme.] (Biol.) Defn: The theory which seeks to explain certain physiological and pathological by means of animalcules.

ANIMALCULIST

ANIMALCULIST An`i*malcu*list, n. Etym: [Cf. F. animalculiste.] 1. One versed in the knowledge of animalcules. Keith. 2. A believer in the theory of animalculism.

ANIMALCULUM

ANIMALCULUM An`i*malcu*lum, n.; pl. Animalcula. Etym: [NL. See Animalcule.] Defn: An animalcule. Note: Animalcul?, as if from a Latin singular animalcula, is a barbarism.

ANIMALISH

ANIMALISH Ani*mal*ish, a. Defn: Like an animal.

ANIMALISM

ANIMALISM Ani*mal*ism, n. Etym: [Cf. F. animalisme.] Defn: The state, activity, or enjoyment of animals; mere animal life without intellectual or moral qualities; sensuality.

ANIMALITY

ANIMALITY An`i*mali*ty, n. Etym: [Cf. F. animalit?.] Defn: Animal existence or nature. Locke.

ANIMALIZATION

ANIMALIZATION An`i*mal*i*zation, n. Etym: [Cf. F. animalisation.] 1. The act of animalizing; the giving of animal life, or endowing with animal properties. 2. Conversion into animal matter by the process of assimilation. Owen.

ANIMALIZE

ANIMALIZE Ani*mal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animalized; p. pr. & vb. n. Animalizing.] Etym: [Cf. F. animaliser.] 1. To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form. Warburton. 2. To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation. 3. To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize. The unconscious irony of the Epicurean poet on the animalizing tendency of his own philosophy. Coleridge.

ANIMALLY

ANIMALLY Ani*mal*ly, adv. Defn: Physically. G. Eliot.

ANIMALNESS

ANIMALNESS Ani*mal*ness, n. Defn: Animality. [R.]

ANIMASTIC

ANIMASTIC An`i*mastic, a. Etym: [L. anima breath, life.] Defn: Pertaining to mind or spirit; spiritual.

ANIMASTIC

ANIMASTIC An`i*mastic, n. Defn: Psychology. [Obs.]

ANIMATE

ANIMATE Ani*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.] Etym: [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us-anan to expire (us- out), Icel. ?nd breath, anda to breathe, OHG. ando anger. Cf. Animal.] 1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body. 2. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre. Dryden. 3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven. The more to animate the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice. Knolles. Syn. -- To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire; instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken; gladden.

ANIMATE

ANIMATE Ani*mate, a. Etym: [L. animatus, p. p.] Defn: Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively. The admirable structure of animate bodies. Bentley.

ANIMATED

ANIMATED Ani*ma`ted, a. Defn: Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous. Animated sounds. Pope. Animated bust. Gray. Animated descriptions. Lewis.

ANIMATEDLY

ANIMATEDLY Ani*ma`ted*ly, adv. Defn: With animation.

ANIMATER

ANIMATER Ani*ma`ter, n. Defn: One who animates. De Quincey.

ANIMATING

ANIMATING Ani*mating, a. Defn: Causing animation; life-giving; inspiriting; rousing. Animating cries. Pope. -- Ani*ma`ting*ly, adv.

ANIMATION

ANIMATION An`i*mation, n. Etym: [L. animatio, fr. animare.] 1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive. The animation of the same soul quickening the whole frame. Bp. Hall. Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I posses of animation. Landor. 2. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story with great animation. Suspended animation, temporary suspension of the vital functions, as in persons nearly drowned. Syn. -- Liveliness; vivacity; spirit; buoyancy; airiness; sprightliness; promptitude; enthusiasm; ardor; earnestness; energy. See Liveliness.

ANIMATIVE

ANIMATIVE Ani*ma*tive, a Defn: Having the power of giving life or spirit. Johnson.

ANIMATOR

ANIMATOR Ani*ma`tor, n. Etym: [L. animare.] Defn: One who, or that which, animates; an animater. Sir T. Browne.

ANIME

ANIME Ani*m?`, a. Etym: [F., animated.] (Her.) Defn: Of a different tincture from the animal itself; -- said of the eyes of a rapacious animal. Brande & C.

ANIME

ANIME Ani*m?, n. Etym: [F. anim? animated (from the insects that are entrapped in it); or native name.] Defn: A resin exuding from a tropical American tree (Hymen?a courbaril), and much used by varnish makers. Ure.

ANIMISM

ANIMISM Ani*mism, n. Etym: [Cf. F. animisme, fr. L. anima soul. See Animate.] 1. The doctrine, taught by Stahl, that the soul is the proper principle of life and development in the body. 2. The belief that inanimate objects and the phenomena of nature are endowed with personal life or a living soul; also, in an extended sense, the belief in the existence of soul or spirit apart from matter. Tylor.

ANIMIST

ANIMIST Ani*mist, n. Etym: [Cf. F. animiste.] Defn: One who maintains the doctrine of animism.

ANIMISTIC

ANIMISTIC An`i*mistic, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to animism. Huxley. Tylor.

ANIMOSE; ANIMOUS

ANIMOSE; ANIMOUS An`i*mose, Ani*mous, a. Etym: [L. animosus, fr. animus soul, spirit, courage.] Defn: Full of spirit; hot; vehement; resolute. [Obs.] Ash.

ANIMOSENESS

ANIMOSENESS An`i*moseness, n. Defn: Vehemence of temper. [Obs.]

ANIMOSITY

ANIMOSITY An`i*mosi*ty, n.; pl. Animosities. Etym: [F. animosit?, fr. L. animositas. See Animose, Animate, v. t.] 1. Mere spiritedness or courage. [Obs.] Skelton. Such as give some proof of animosity, audacity, and execution, those she [the crocodile] loveth. Holland. 2. Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike. Macaulay. Syn. -- Enmity; hatred; opposition. -- Animosity, Enmity. Enmity be dormant or concealed; animosity is active enmity, inflamed by collision and mutual injury between opposing parties. The animosities which were continually springing up among the clans in Scotland kept that kingdom in a state of turmoil and bloodshed for successive ages. The animosities which have been engendered among Christian sects have always been the reproach of the church. Such [writings] as naturally conduce to inflame hatreds and make enmities irreconcilable. Spectator. [These] factions . . . never suspended their animosities till they ruined that unhappy government. Hume.

ANIMUS

ANIMUS Ani*mus, n.; pl. Animi. Etym: [L., mind.] Defn: Animating spirit; intention; temper. nimus furandi Etym: [L.] (Law), intention of stealing.

ANION

ANION Ani*on, n. Etym: [Gr. (Chem.) Defn: An electro-negative element, or the element which, in electro- chemical decompositions, is evolved at the anode; -- opposed to cation. Faraday.

ANISE

ANISE Anise, n. Etym: [OE. anys, F. anis, L. anisum, anethum, fr. Gr. 1. (Bot.) Defn: An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds. 2. The fruit or seeds of this plant.

ANISEED

ANISEED Ani*seed, n. Defn: The seed of the anise; also, a cordial prepared from it. Oil of aniseed. Brande & C.

ANISETTE

ANISETTE An`i*sette, n. Etym: [F.] Defn: A French cordial or liqueur flavored with anise seeds. De Colange.

ANISIC

ANISIC A*nisic, a. Defn: Of or derived from anise; as, anisic acid; anisic alcohol.

ANISOCORIA

ANISOCORIA An`i*so*cori*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. + pupil.] (Med.) Defn: Inequality of the pupils of the eye.

ANISODACTYLA; ANISODACTYLS

ANISODACTYLA; ANISODACTYLS An`i*so*dacty*la, An`i*so*dactyls, n. pl. Etym: [NL. anisodactyla, fr. Gr. (Zo?l.) (a) A group of herbivorous mammals characterized by having the hoofs in a single series around the foot, as the elephant, rhinoceros, etc. (b) A group of perching birds which are anisodactylous.

ANISODACTYLOUS

ANISODACTYLOUS An`i*so*dacty*lous, a. (Zo?l.) Defn: Characterized by unequal toes, three turned forward and one backward, as in most passerine birds.

ANISOL

ANISOL Ani*sol, n. [Anisic + -ol.] (Chem.) Defn: Methyl phenyl ether, C6H5OCH3, got by distilling anisic acid or by the action of methide on potassium phenolate.

ANISOMERIC

ANISOMERIC An`i*so*meric, a. Etym: [Gr. (Chem.) Defn: Not isomeric; not made of the same components in the same proportions.

ANISOMEROUS

ANISOMEROUS An`i*somer*ous, a. Etym: [See Anisomeric.] (Bot.) Defn: Having the number of floral organs unequal, as four petals and six stamens.

ANISOMETRIC

ANISOMETRIC An`i*so*metric, a. Etym: [Gr. isometric.] Defn: Not isometric; having unsymmetrical parts; -- said of crystals with three unequal axes. Dana.

ANISOMETROPIA

ANISOMETROPIA An`i*so*me*tropi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. + measure + , , eye.] Defn: Unequal refractive power in the two eyes.

ANISOPETALOUS

ANISOPETALOUS An`i*so*petal*ous, a. Etym: [Gr. (Bot.) Defn: Having unequal petals.

ANISOPHYLLOUS

ANISOPHYLLOUS An`i*sophyl*lous, a. Etym: [Gr. (Bot.) Defn: Having unequal leaves.

ANISOPLEURA

ANISOPLEURA An`i*so*pleura, n. pl. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Zo?l.) Defn: A primary division of gastropods, including those having spiral shells. The two sides of the body are unequally developed.

ANISOPODA

ANISOPODA An`i*sopo*da, n. pl. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. -poda.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A division of Crustacea, which, in some its characteristics, is intermediate between Amphipoda and Isopoda.

ANISOSPORE

ANISOSPORE Ani*so*spore`, n. [Gr. priv. + isospore.] (Biol.) Defn: A sexual spore in which the sexes differ in size; -- opposed to isospore.

ANISOSTEMONOUS

ANISOSTEMONOUS An`i*so*stemo*nous, a. Etym: [Gr. (Bot.) Defn: Having unequal stamens; having stamens different in number from the petals.

ANISOSTHENIC

ANISOSTHENIC An`i*so*sthenic, a. Etym: [Gr. Defn: Of unequal strength.

ANISOTROPE; ANISOTROPIC

ANISOTROPE; ANISOTROPIC Ani*so*trope`, An`i*so*tropic, a. Etym: [Gr. (Physics) Defn: Not isotropic; having different properties in different directions; thus, crystals of the isometric system are optically isotropic, but all other crystals are anisotropic.

ANISOTROPOUS

ANISOTROPOUS An`i*sotro*pous, a. Defn: Anisotropic.

ANISYL

ANISYL Ani*syl, n. (Org. Chem.) (a) The univalent radical, CH3OC6H4, of which anisol is the hydride. (b) The univalent radical CH3OC6H4CH2; as, anisyl alcohol. (c) The univalent radical CH3OC6H4CO, of anisic acid.

ANITO

ANITO A*nito, n.; pl. -tos (#). [Sp.] Defn: In Guam and the Philippines, an idol, fetich, or spirit.

ANKER

ANKER Anker, n. Etym: [D. anker: cf. LL. anceria, ancheria.] Defn: A liquid measure in various countries of Europe. The Dutch anker, formerly also used in England, contained about 10 of the old wine gallons, or 8

ANKERITE

ANKERITE Anker*ite, n. Etym: [So called from Prof. Anker of Austria: cf. F. ank?rite, G. ankerit.] (Min.) Defn: A mineral closely related to dolomite, but containing iron.

ANKH

ANKH Ankh, n. [Egypt.] (Egypt. Arch?ol.) Defn: A tau cross with a loop at the top, used as an attribute or sacred emblem, symbolizing generation or enduring life. Called also crux ansata.

ANKLE

ANKLE Ankle, n. Etym: [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. ?kkla, ?kli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. Haunch.] Defn: The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus. Ankle bone, the bone of the ankle; the astragalus.

ANKLED

ANKLED Ankled, a. Defn: Having ankles; -- used in composition; as, well-ankled. Beau. & Fl.

ANKLET

ANKLET Anklet, n. Defn: An ornament or a fetter for the ankle; an ankle ring.

ANKUS

ANKUS Ankus, n. [Hind., fr. Skr. anku?a.] Defn: An elephant goad with a sharp spike and hook, resembling a short-handled boat hook. [India] Kipling.

ANKYLOSE

ANKYLOSE Anky*lose, v. t. & i. Defn: Same as Anchylose.

ANKYLOSIS

ANKYLOSIS An`ky*losis, n. Defn: Same as Anchylosis.

ANKYLOSTOMIASIS

ANKYLOSTOMIASIS An`ky*los*to*mia*sis, n. [NL., fr. Ankylostoma, var. of Agchylostoma, generic name of one genus of the parasitic nematodes.] (Med.) Defn: A disease due to the presence of the parasites Agchylostoma duodenale, Uncinaria (subgenus Necator) americana, or allied nematodes, in the small intestine. When present in large numbers they produce a severe an?mia by sucking the blood from the intestinal walls. Called also miner's an?mia, tunnel disease, brickmaker's an?mia, Egyptian chlorosis.

ANLACE

ANLACE Anlace, n. Etym: [Origin unknown.] Defn: A broad dagger formerly worn at the girdle. [Written also anelace.]

ANLAUT

ANLAUT Anlaut`, n. [G.; an on + laut sound.] (Phon.) Defn: An initial sound, as of a word or syllable. -- Im anlaut, initially; when initial; --used of sounds.

ANN; ANNAT

ANN; ANNAT Ann, Annat, n. Etym: [LL. annata income of a year, also, of half a year, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annate annats.] (Scots Law) Defn: A half years's stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister's heirs after his decease.

ANNA

ANNA Anna, n. Etym: [Hindi ana.] Defn: An East Indian money of account, the sixteenth of a rupee, or about 2

ANNAL

ANNAL Annal, n. Defn: See Annals.

ANNALIST

ANNALIST Annal*ist, n. Etym: [Cf. F. annaliste.] Defn: A writer of annals. The monks . . . were the only annalists in those ages. Hume.

ANNALISTIC

ANNALISTIC An`nal*istic, a. Defn: Pertaining to, or after the manner of, an annalist; as, the dry annalistic style.A stiff annalistic method. Sir G. C. Lewis.

ANNALIZE

ANNALIZE Annal*ize, v. t. Defn: To record in annals. Sheldon.

ANNALS

ANNALS Annals, n. pl. Etym: [L. annalis (sc. liber), and more frequently in the pl. annales (sc. libri), chronicles, fr. annus year. Cf. Annual.] 1. A relation of events in chronological order, each event being recorded under the year in which it happened. Annals the revolution. Macaulay. The annals of our religion. Rogers. 2. Historical records; chronicles; history. The short and simple annals of the poor. Gray. It was one of the most critical periods in our annals. Burke. 3. sing. Defn: The record of a single event or item. In deathless annal. Young. 4. A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries, transactions of societies, etc.; as Annals of Science. Syn. -- History. See History.

ANNATS; ANNATES

ANNATS; ANNATES Annats, Annates, n. pl. Etym: [See Ann.] (Eccl. Law) Defn: The first year's profits of a spiritual preferment, anciently paid by the clergy to the pope; first fruits. In England, they now form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings.

ANNEAL

ANNEAL An*neal, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annealed; p. pr. & vb. n. Annealing.] Etym: [OE. anelen to heat, burn, AS. an; an on + to burn; also OE. anelen to enamel, prob. influenced by OF. neeler, nieler, to put a black enamel on gold or silver, F. nieller, fr. LL. nigellare to blacken, fr. L. nigellus blackish, dim. of niger black. Cf. Niello, Negro.] 1. To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly, as glass, cast iron, steel, or other metal, for the purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen. 2. To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them.

ANNEALER

ANNEALER An*nealer, n. Defn: One who, or that which, anneals.

ANNEALING

ANNEALING An*nealing, n. 1. The process used to render glass, iron, etc., less brittle, performed by allowing them to cool very gradually from a high heat. 2. The burning of metallic colors into glass, earthenware, etc.

ANNECTENT

ANNECTENT An*nectent, a. Etym: [L. annectere to tie or bind to. See Annex.] Defn: Connecting; annexing. Owen.

ANNELID; ANNELIDAN

ANNELID; ANNELIDAN An`ne*lid, An*neli*dan, a. Etym: [F. ann?lide, fr. anneler to arrange in rings, OF. anel a ring, fr. L. anellus a ring, dim. of annulus a ring.] (Zo?l.) Defn: Of or pertaining to the Annelida. -- n. Defn: One of the Annelida.

ANNELIDA

ANNELIDA An*neli*da, n. pl. Etym: [NL. See Annelid.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A division of the Articulata, having the body formed of numerous rings or annular segments, and without jointed legs. The principal subdivisions are the Ch?topoda, including the Oligoch?ta or earthworms and Polych?ta or marine worms; and the Hirudinea or leeches. See Ch?topoda.

ANNELIDOUS

ANNELIDOUS An*neli*dous, a. (Zo?l.) Defn: Of the nature of an annelid.

ANNELLATA

ANNELLATA An`nel*lata, n. pl. Etym: [NL.] (Zo?l.) Defn: See Annelida.

ANNELOID

ANNELOID Anne*loid, n. Etym: [F. annel? ringed + -oid.] (Zo?l.) Defn: An animal resembling an annelid.

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