An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words

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Harper, 1846 - English language - 1079 pages

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Page 26 - a figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances.
Page 177 - The term is given also to a meeting of sovereign princes which is held for the like purpose. The delegates from the Assemblies of the British colonies who met at New York 7th October, 1765, to consider their grievances, called their assemblage a Congress.
Page 166 - The struggle between rivals for the same trade at the same time ; the act of seeking or endeavoring to gain what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time.
Page 27 - Alliteration is the repetition of the same letter at the begin-ning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals...
Page 197 - To forge; to copy or imitate, without authority or right, and with a view to deceive or defraud, by passing the copy or thing forged for that which is original or genuine.
Page 254 - Any deviation from health in function or structure ; the cause of pain or uneasiness ; distemper ; malady ; sickness ; disorder ; any state of a living body in which the natural functions of the organs are interrupted or disturbed, either by defective or preternatural action, without a disrupture of parts by violence, which is called a wound.
Page 142 - ... of ascertaining the true periods or years when past events or transactions took place, and arranging them in their proper order according to their dates.
Page 286 - An ambassador is a minister of the highest rank, employed by one prince or state at the court of another, to manage the concerns of his own prince or state, and representing the dignity and power of his sovereign.

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