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Academy figure, Canceled figures, Lay figure, etc.

  • See under Academy, Cancel, Lay, etc.
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Advanced guard, Coast guard, etc.

  • See under Advanced, Coast, etc.
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Ancient lights (Law), Calcium light, Flash light, etc.

  • See under Ancient, Calcium, etc.
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Apostolic father, Conscript fathers, etc.

  • See under Apostolic, Conscript, etc.
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April fool, Court fool, etc.

  • See under April, Court, etc.
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Archimedes screw, Compound screw, Foot screw, etc.

  • See under Archimedes, Compound, Foot, etc.
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At all, At home, At large, At last, At length, At once, etc.

  • See under All, Home, Large, Last (phrase and syn.), Length, Once, etc.
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Atmospheric pressure, Center of pressure, etc.

  • See under Atmospheric, Center, etc.
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Band saw, Crosscut saw, etc.

  • See under Band, Crosscut, etc.
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Banded architrave, pier, shaft, etc.

  • (Arch.), an architrave, pier, etc., of which the regular profile is interrupted by blocks or projections crossing it at right angles.
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Baskin shark, Liver shark, Nurse shark, Oil shark, Sand shark, Tiger shark, etc.

  • See under Basking, Liver, etc. See also Dogfish, Houndfish, Notidanian, and Tope.
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Bevel wheel, Brake wheel, Cam wheel, Fifth wheel, Overshot wheel, Spinning wheel, etc.

  • See under Bevel, Brake, etc.
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Birch wine, Cape wine, etc.

  • See under Birch, Cape, etc.
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Black fly, Cheese fly, Dragon fly, etc.

  • See under Black, Cheese, etc.
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Black gum, Blue gum, British gum, etc.

  • See under Black, Blue, etc.
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Booby hatch, Buttery hatch, Companion hatch, etc.

  • See under Booby, Buttery, etc.
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Box tortoise, Land tortoise, etc.

  • See under Box, Land, etc.
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Burning fluid, Elastic fluid, Electric fluid, Magnetic fluid, etc.

  • See under Burning, Elastic, etc.
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Casting vote, Cumulative vote, etc.

  • See under Casting, Cumulative, etc.
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Centrifugal force, Centripetal force, Coercive force, etc.

  • See under Centrifugal, Centripetal, etc.
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Circumstantial evidence, Conclusive evidence, etc.

  • See under Circumstantial, Conclusive, etc.
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Composition of forces, Correlation of forces, etc.

  • See under Composition, Correlation, etc.
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Compound ratio, Duplicate ratio, Inverse ratio, etc.

  • See under Compound, Duplicate, etc.
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Continued fraction, Decimal fraction, Partial fraction, etc.

  • See under Continued, Decimal, Partial, etc.
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Continued proportion, Inverse proportion, etc.

  • See under Continued, Inverse, etc.
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Day by day, One by one, Piece by piece, etc.

  • each day, each one, each piece, etc., by itself singly or separately; each severally.
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Dress goods, Dry goods, etc.

  • See in the Vocabulary.
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Elevator head, Feed head, etc.

  • See under Elevator, Feed, etc.
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Erratic blocks, gravel, etc.

  • (Geol.), masses of stone which have been transported from their original resting places by the agency of water, ice, or other causes.
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Face of a watch, clock, compass, card etc.

  • the dial or graduated surface on which a pointer indicates the time of day, point of the compass, etc.
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Field sparrow, Fox sparrow, etc.

  • See under Field, Fox, etc.
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Flake white, Paris white, etc.

  • See under Flack, Paris, etc.
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Fog alarm, Fog bell, Fog horn, etc.

  • a bell, horn, whistle or other contrivance that sounds an alarm, often automatically, near places of danger where visible signals would be hidden in thick weather.
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His thanks, Her thanks, etc.

  • of his or her own accord; with his or her good will; voluntary. Obs.
    Full sooth is said that love ne lordship, Will not, his thanks, have no fellowship. Chaucer.
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Natural fats, Natural gas, etc.

  • See under Fat, Gas. etc.
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On board, On draught, On fire, etc.

  • See under Board, Draught, Fire, etc.
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Palace car, Drawing-room car, Sleeping car, Parior caretc.

  • (Railroad), cars especially designed and furnished for the comfort of travelers.
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Parallelogram of velocities, forces, accelerations, momenta, etc.

  • (Mech.), a parallelogram the diagonal of which represents the resultant of two velocities, forces, accelerations, momenta, etc., both in quantity and direction, when the velocities, forces, accelerations, momenta, etc., are represented in quantity and direction by the two adjacent sides of the parallelogram.
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Proportional scales, compasses, dividers, etc.

  • (Draughting), instruments used in making copies of drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or reduced scale.
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Regulation sword, cap, uniform, etc.

  • (Mil.), a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by the official regulations.
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Service of a writ, process, etc.

  • (Law), personal delivery or communication of the writ or process, etc., to the party to be affected by it, so as to subject him to its operation; the reading of it to the person to whom notice is intended to be given, or the leaving of an attested copy with the person or his attorney, or at his usual place of abode.
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The run, ∨ The common run, etc.

  • ordinary persons; the generality or average of people or things; also, that which ordinarily occurs; ordinary current, course, or kind.
    I saw nothing else that is superior to the common run of parks. Walpole.
    Burns never dreamed of looking down on others as beneath him, merely because he was conscious of his own vast superiority to the common run of men. Prof. Wilson.
    His whole appearance was something out of the common run. W. Irving.
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Three-square, Five-square, etc.

  • having three, five, etc., equal sides; as, a three-square file.
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To scale, ∨ scale down, a debt, wages, etc.

  • to reduce a debt, etc., according to a fixed ratio or scale. U.S.
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To be taken aback, To take advantage of, To take air, etc.

  • See under Aback, Advantage, etc.
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To bob at an apple, cherry, etc.

  • to attempt to bite or seize with the mouth an apple, cherry, or other round fruit, while it is swinging from a string or floating in a tug of water.
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To come it over, To do over, To give over, etc.

  • See under Come, Do, Give, etc.
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To his hand, To my hand, etc.

  • in readiness; already prepared. "The work is made to his hands." Locke.
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To lap boards, shingles, etc.

  • to lay one partly over another.
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To pocket an insult, affront, etc.

  • to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress. "I must pocket up these wrongs."
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To swing a door, gate, etc.

  • (Carp.), to put it on hinges so that it can swing or turn.
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To take place, root, sides, stock, etc.

  • See under Place, Root, Side, etc.
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To turn to profit, advantage, etc.

  • to make profitable or advantageous.
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What of this? that? it? etc.

  • what follows from this, that, it, etc., often with the implication that it is of no consequence. "All this is so; but what of this, my lord?" Shak. "The night is spent, why, what of that?" Shak.
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