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  • 161 Distaining — Distain Dis*tain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distaining}.] [OE. desteinen, OF. desteindre to take away the color, F. d[ e]teindre; pref. des (L. dis ) + F. teindre to tinge, dye, L. tingere. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Stain}.]… …

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  • 162 Dull — Dull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Duller}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dulling}.] 1. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. This . . . dulled their swords. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make dull, stupid …

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  • 163 Duller — Dull Dull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Duller}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dulling}.] 1. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. This . . . dulled their swords. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make dull,… …

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  • 164 Dulling — Dull Dull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Duller}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dulling}.] 1. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. This . . . dulled their swords. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make dull,… …

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  • 165 indeleble — Indelible In*del i*ble, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind[ e]l[ e]bile. See {In } not, and {Deleble}.] [Formerly written also {indeleble}, which accords with the etymology of the word.] [1913… …

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  • 166 Indelible — In*del i*ble, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind[ e]l[ e]bile. See {In } not, and {Deleble}.] [Formerly written also {indeleble}, which accords with the etymology of the word.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …

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  • 167 Indelible colors — Indelible In*del i*ble, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind[ e]l[ e]bile. See {In } not, and {Deleble}.] [Formerly written also {indeleble}, which accords with the etymology of the word.] [1913… …

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  • 168 Indelible ink — Indelible In*del i*ble, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind[ e]l[ e]bile. See {In } not, and {Deleble}.] [Formerly written also {indeleble}, which accords with the etymology of the word.] [1913… …

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  • 169 Indelibleness — Indelible In*del i*ble, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind[ e]l[ e]bile. See {In } not, and {Deleble}.] [Formerly written also {indeleble}, which accords with the etymology of the word.] [1913… …

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  • 170 Indelibly — Indelible In*del i*ble, a. [L. indelebilis; pref. in not + delebilis capable of being destroyed: cf. F. ind[ e]l[ e]bile. See {In } not, and {Deleble}.] [Formerly written also {indeleble}, which accords with the etymology of the word.] [1913… …

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  • 171 Injure — In jure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Injured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Injuring}.] [L. injuriari, fr. injuria injury, perh. through F. injurier to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E. injury, or F. injure injury. See {Injury}.] To do harm to; to… …

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  • 172 Injured — Injure In jure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Injured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Injuring}.] [L. injuriari, fr. injuria injury, perh. through F. injurier to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E. injury, or F. injure injury. See {Injury}.] To do harm… …

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  • 173 Injuring — Injure In jure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Injured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Injuring}.] [L. injuriari, fr. injuria injury, perh. through F. injurier to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E. injury, or F. injure injury. See {Injury}.] To do harm… …

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  • 174 ratsbane — Arsenic Ar se*nic ([aum]r s[ e]*n[i^]k; 277), n. [L. arsenicum, Gr. arseniko n, arreniko n, yellow orpiment, perh. fr. arseniko s or better Attic arreniko s masculine, a rrhn male, on account of its strength, or fr. Per. zern[=i]kh: cf. F.… …

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  • 175 Slander — Slan der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slandering}.] 1. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate. [1913… …

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  • 176 Slandered — Slander Slan der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slandering}.] 1. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate …

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  • 177 Slandering — Slander Slan der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slandering}.] 1. To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate …

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  • 178 Smut — Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster] 2. To taint with mildew, as grain. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To blacken; to sully …

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  • 179 Smutted — Smut Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster] 2. To taint with mildew, as grain. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To blacken; to… …

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  • 180 Smutting — Smut Smut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smutting}.] 1. To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance. [1913 Webster] 2. To taint with mildew, as grain. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To blacken; to… …

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