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mět-a-thër-1-an, a.&. (METATHERIA.) The sponges are the lowest of the Metazoa, under contains the medulla oblongata, the fourth ventri

A. As adj.: Bolonging to or possessing the char which designation the Vertebrata are included, and cle, and the auditory nerve. Both the metencephacteristics of Huxley's mammalian group Meta. those Invertebrata possessing a notochord and alon and the epencephalon develop from the pos. theria (q. v.).

having the trunk divided into segments in the terior primary vesicle. There is no known marsupial which has not far more

adult state. (Huxley: Anat. Invert. Animals.) *mět-ěn-so-ma-to-sis, 8. [Gr. meta, denoting widely departed from the Metutheriun type."-Proc. Zool.

*mēte (1), *meate, v. t. & i. (A.S. metan, geme. change, and ensumatosis=an embodying, from em 8pc., 1880, p. 607.

tan=to measure; cogn. with Dut. meten; Icel. for en in, and soma (genit. somatos) =a body. J Tho B. As subst.; Any individual of the group Mota.

meta=to tax, to value; Sw. mäta=to measure; transference of the elements of one body into an. theria (q. v.).

Goth. mitan, Ger, messen; from the same root as other body, and their conversion into its substance, mě_tăth:-ě-sis. s. (Lat.. from Gr. metathesis, medõ=to rule: metron=a measure; English mode,

Lat. modusra measure; metior=to measure; Gr. as by decomposition and assimilation. from meta, denoting change, and thesis=a placing; moderate, &c.]

MĀ-tě-ors. Frmétéore, froin Gr. meteorosa tithemi=to place: Fr. metathèse. I

raised above the earth, soaring in the air, meteoron 1. Gram.: The transposition of tho letters of a A. Transitive:

=a meteor, from meta=among; eüra=anything susword; as, A. S. waps=wasp ; ascian, acsian=ask; 1. To measure; to ascertain the measurement, di- pended; aeiro=to lift; Sp. meteoro; Ital.meteora.) brid=bird, &c. mensions, or capacity of.

1. Literally: A luminous body appearing for a 2. Surg.. An operation by which a morbific agent

"His grace must mete the lives of others, few moments in the sky, and then disappearing, is removed from one place to another, where it may

Turning past evils to advantages."

exploding or descending to the earth; a shooting produce less disturbance; as, for instance, when a

Shakesp.: Henry IV., Pt. II., iv. 4. star. On any clear night an occasional meteor may calculus in the urethra is pushed back into the 2. To distribute by measure.

be seen, but the most brilliant displays are confined bladder.

"For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall to parcicular dates. A very notable ono is on Nov.

13 or 14. In 1861, Prof. H. A. Newton, of Yale Col. mět-a-thět'-ic, mět'-a-thět'-Ic-al, a. [META- be measured to you again." --Luke vi. 38.

lege, predicted a display in 1836, and determined the THESIS.) Pertaining to metathesis; formed by ,3. To be the exact measure or equivalent of; to metathesis.

length of the meteoric cycle, the annual period, and define exactly.

the probable orbit round the sun of the November mět-a-tho-răç -ic, a. (METATHORAX.)

B. Intrans.: To measure with the eye; to aim, stream. The display which came on Nov. 13, 1866, Entom.: Relating to or of the metathorax.

"Let the mark have a prick on't to mete at."-Shakesp.: was splendid. It was seen all over Europe, at the Love's Labor's Lost, iv. 1.

Cape of Good Hope, and elsewhere. About eight mět-a-thör -ax, s. (Pref. meta., and Gr. thorax

oral

*mete rod.

*mete-rod, *meet-rodde, 8. A measuring rod thousand meteors were counted at Greenwich, and =the breast.

it is supposed that another thousand inay havo or polo. Fotom. The hindmost of tho three rings or seg i The meet-rodde that he hadde in his hande, was syze

escaped observation. They came from a radiant ments of which the thorax of an insect is composed. cubytes longo and a spanne." -Ezekiel Ul. (1551.)

point 149° 12' of right ascension, and 23° 1' of north mět -a-tõme, 8. [Gr. meta=beyond, after, and *mēte (2), v. t. [MEET, v.]

declination, between Gamma and Epsilon Leonis, toméra cutting; temnõ=to cut.).

just north of the brigbt star Regulus. On an average, Arch.: The space between two dentils.

*mēte (3), *met-en, v. t. (A, S. motan.) To each meteor was visible about three seconds, a mět-a-võit-îne, 8. (Prof. meta-: English, &c., dream.

drew a cord of silver radiance from twenty to forty

"Meten a swevene.”Piers Plowman, prol. 11. degrees in length. In Nov., 1867 and 1868, consider. volta(ite), and suff. -ine (Min.) )

· able star showers were seen in the United States. Min.: A sulphur-yellow mineral occurring in

*mēte (1), s. (MEAT, s.)

Similar displays have been seen in November of the aggregates of hexagonal scales at Madeni Zakh. *mete-borde, 8. An eating or dining-tablo.

years 902, 931, 934, 1002, 1101, 1202, 1336, 1533, 1602, 1698, Persia. Dichroic. Hardness, 2:5; specific gravity,

mēte (2), s. [A. S. met, mæt; cogn. with. Icel. 1799, 1832, and 183. That of Nov. 12, 1799, was ono 23: composition: Sulphuric acid, 46.90: sesquiox

Ger. mez; Ger. mass=a measure; of the finest. It was seen by Humboldt and Bonpide of iron, 21°20; protoxide of iron, 292; potash, Fr. mette=a boundary, from Lat. meta=goal.J Aland at Cumana, in South America. Prof. Adams 0-87; soda, 4.65; water, 14-58. Much of the mineral measure, a boundary, a limit. (Generally used in places the more magnificent displays at intervals called Misy belongs to this species. the plural.) (METE (1), v.)

of thirty-three and a quarter yoars apart, and, if mě-tā -yér, s. & a. (Fr., from Low Lat. medie. "[They) demanded that the frontier should be set out by his theory be correct, the next will be due in 1899. tarius, from medietas=the state of being in the metes and bounds."- Macaulay: Hist. Eng., ch. xv.ii. It is believed that a ring of meteors revolves round middle; medius=tue iniddlo.)

*mēte, a. (MEET, a.]

the sun, portions of it very thickly studded with A. As subst.: A cultivator who cultivates the soil m ēte-corn, 8. (Eng. mete (1), v.; and corn.]

them, while at others they are only sparsely scat. under an engagement with his landlord, not paying

tered. Every year the earth's orbit cuts througb a fixed rent, either in money or in kind, but a cer

Feud. Law: A measure or portion of corn given the ring, though only at intervals of about thirtytain proportion. generally one-half of the produce by a lord to customary tenants as a reward and on three years through the part where they are most the landlord furnishing the wholo or part of the couragement for labor and faithful service.

crowded. The meteors themselves are of iron, stock, tools, &c.

*mēte-găv-el. 8. Mid. Eng. metesmeat, and which, striking the atmosphere of the approaching B. As adj.: A term applied to the system of land- gavel=a tribute, a tax.) A tribute, tax, or rent earth with planetary velocity, ignite and go to dust.

Leverrier considers that in A. D. 127 the attraction cultivation described in A. paid in food.

of the planet Uranus brought them into their pres. mě-tăx -īte, 8. [Greek metaxa=silk; suff. -ite win etara=silk: suff. .ite *mete-les, a. (Mid. Eng. metermeat;-les=-less.)

ent orbit. Hois and Alexander Herschel recognize (Min.); Ger. metarit.] Without food.

about a hundred other meteor systems; hence it Min.: A variety of serpentine, included by Dana *meteles, *met-els, s. [A. S. mdtan=to dream.] has been found needful to distinguish them by with the variety Picrolite (q. v.); color, greenish- A dream.

names. The Nevember meteors coming from the whito, with weak and silky luster. Found at *mete-ly, a. [Mid. Eng. mete=moet, a; -ly.) Fit,

constellation Leo are called Leonids. The next in Schwarzenberg, Saxony. ... proportionate.

importance appear about August 10, and come from mě-tăx'-0-ite, 8. (Gr. metaxa=silk; suff, -oite mět-ěm-pir-ic, mặt-ěm-pir-I-çist, s. [MET- Perseids. Of old they were called the Tears of St.

the constellation Perseus. They are therefore named (Min): Ger, metacoit.)

lue to nearly white variety of EMPIRICAL.]. One who believes in or supports met- Lawrence. They appear generally much earlier chonicrito (q.v.). Specific gravity, 2.58–2.61. Tho em empirical or transcendental philosophy.

in the evening than the Leonids. In 1866 Prof. oxygen ratio for bases, silica and water, is 5:6:3. mět-ěm-pir-Ic-al, a. (Gr. meta=beyond, and Alexander Herschel, son of Sir John Herschel, study. Found near Lupikko, Finland. Named mataxoite empeiria=experience.)

ing the August meteors with a spectroscope, found from its nearness to metaxite.

Metaph.: Transcendental, boyond the limits of some of them to consist in large measure of sodium

vapor, and to be nothing else but soda flames." mět-a-zo-4, 8. pl. [METAZOON.) experience.

There are also Lyrids, Geminids, Orionids, Dra. mět-a-zo-ic, a. (Eng. metazo(on); -ic.] Be

mět-ěm-pir-1-cism, s. (Eng. metempiric; -ism.] com

conids, Aquariads, Andromedes, &c. Prof. Schialonging to or characteristic of Prof. Huxley's Metaph.: A system of philosophy based on a priori parelli, of Milan, has shown that the orbits of division Metazoa. (METAZOON.) reasoning; transcendentalism.

particular comets ofton wonderfully coincide with “What distinguishes the metazoic aggregate is that its

those of meteoric rings. A small comet, called component blastomeres ... remain united into one TEMPSYCHOSIS.) To translate or transfer from one

Temple's, invisible to the naked eye, coincides with morphological whole."-Huxley: Anat. Invert. Animals, body to another; as the soul.

the orbit of the November meteors, and a large one,

callod Tuttle's comet, visible to the naked eyo in “The souls of usurers after their death Lucian affirms

1862 with that of the Perseids. mět-a-zo-on, 8. [Pref. meta-, and Gr. zoon=an to be metem psychosed, or translated into the bodies of a

The following is tho generally accepted classifica. asses."- Peacham: On Blazoning. animal.]

tion of meteors : Zoology:

mě-těmp-sy-cho-sis (or p silent), 8. (Gr. me. 1. Sing.. Any individual br longing to the division tempsychosis, from metem psychou=to transfer the

1. Telescopio Meteors, only rendered visible to the naked

eyo by the aid of telescopes. Metazoa. [2] soul from one body to another: meta, denoting

2. Shooting-stars, visible to the naked eye, and com“It is quite possible to con eve of an adult metazoon change; em for en=in, and psyche=tho soul.] parable to the different apparent magnitudes of the fixed having the structure of a sponge embryo."--Buxley: (TRANSMIGRATION.)

stars in brightness. Anat. Invert. Animals, p. 684.

*mě-těmp'-sy-cho-size (or p silent), v. t. [Eng.

3. Bolides and Fireballs, or very luminous meteors, com2. Pl.: The second and higher division of the metempsychos(is): -ize.) To cause the soul to change

parable in brilliancy to the planets Jupiter and Venus, animal kingdom, the first and lower being Proto. from oue body to another.

and to the different phases of the moon, and sometimes zoa. (PROTOZOON. The whole of the metazoa

even rivaling the sun by appearing with much splendor

"Metem psychosized into a froz."-Southey: The Doctor; in broad daylight, the term bolides being usually applied may be regarded as modifications of one actual orch. ccxii.

to the smaller, and fireballs to the larger kinds. ideal primitive type, which is a sac with a double

mět-emp-to-sis (or p silent), 8. (Greek meta=

4. Detonating or " Areolitio" Meteors, fireballs which cellular wall, inclosing a central cavity, and open

beyond, and emptosis=a falling upon; em for en= at one end. This is what is sometimes termed a

produce an audible explosion, like a distant cannon, a

peal of thunder, or an earthquake shock, by their concusgastrea. The first change which takes place in the

in, on, and ptosis=a falling; pipto=to fall.)
Chron.: The solar equation necessary to prevent last (as " forked" lightning often does from distant and

sion with the air, and which differ accordingly from the development of the embryo from tho impregnated

the new moon from happening a day too late, or "sheet" lightning) only by the thunder-clap that not ovum is the division of the ovum, and the simplest

the suppression of the bissextile once in 134 years. unfrequently reverberates from fireballs of the largest form of division results in the formation of a spheroidal mass of blastomcres. The morula thus

The opposite to this is the proemptosis, or the addi and brightest class; or, finally, as formed generally acquires a central cavity, and betion of a day every 330 years, and another every 5. Stonefalls and Irom falls (the latter very rare occur.

rences), or the falls of meteorites, either singly or in a comes a bollow vesicle, the wall of which is the 2,400 years. [PROEMPTOSIS.)

shower, it may be of many thousands of fragments, from blastoderm, the cells of which give rise to them ět-ěn-çěph-a-lon, s. (Pref. met., and Gr.

a firebull, which, especially if seen in the daytime, when histological elements of the adult body. Sexual engkephalon=the brain.)

these occurrences are usually observed, is almost always a reproduction always occurs, and very generally tho Anat.: A term introduced by Quain for the after- large meteor of the last-named description. (Brit. Asino, malo element has the form of filiform spermatozoa. brain (the nachhirn of German embryologists). It Report (1878), p. 371.) boil, boy; póut, jowl; cat, çell, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, aş; expect, Xenophon, exist. ph = f.

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2. Fig.: Anything which transiently or momen- A. As adj.: Having the form or appearance of a the distance from the equator to the north pole, as y dazzles, allures, or strikes with wonder. meteor.

ascertained by the actual measurement of an ars of The meteor of conquest allured me too far."

the meridian.
B. As substantive:
Byron: Napoleon's Farewell.

"A metre is=1 09362311 yards or 39-370,432 inches, the meteor-cloud, meteoric-cloud, s. An expanse the form or appearance of a meteor...

1. Gen.: Any moving body in the sky which has standard metre being taken as correct at 0°C., and the

standard yard as correct at 16%" 0."--Everett: C. G. S. of space thickly studded with meteors or meteoric 2. Spec. (pl.): Used by Schiaparelli for particles System of Units. particles. of a nebular mass or cloud destined ultimately to

3. Mus.: A term used with various significations: meteor-current, 8. The current or stream of become a meteoric-ring revolving round the sun. (1) A foot, as a subdivision of a bar or measure; meteors moving together in the same orbit. (Brit. Assoc. Rep. (1871), p. 45.)

(2) the relation between two feet having the same meteor-like, adv. Like a meteor.

mē-tě-or-o-līte, s. [Gr. meteoros=raised in the subdivisions of time-units, but in a different order “Though bent on earth thine evil eye,

air, and lithos=a stone. The same as METEORITE of succession ; (3) the proper grouping of a number As meteor-like thou glidest by.' (q. v.).

of consecutive feet. Byron; Giaour.

mē-tě-or-0-10g-Ic, mé-tě-or-6-log'-ic-al, adj. meter-candle, s. A unit of illuminating power; meteor-powder, s. [METEOR-STEEL.]

[Eng. meteorolog(y): -ic, -ical: Fr. météorologique. l the light given by one standard candle at a dismeteor-ring, meteoric-ring, s. The orbit of a Pertaining or relating to the atmosphere and its tance of one meter. system of meteors.

phenomena; pertaining to the science of meteorol. metre-seven, 8. A method recommended for meteor-shower, meteoric-shower, s. Showers ogy;

ogy; used in meteorology; as, meteorological instru- writing 107 metres. (See extract.) of meteors when the earth in her orbit intersects ments, meteorological observations, &c.

"The approximate length of a quadrant of one of the that of a meteoric-ring. [METEOR.)

meteorological-tables or register, 8. A regis- earth's meridians is a metre-seven or a centimetre-nine," meteor-spectroscope, subst. A spectroscope ter or account of the state of the atmosphere in -Report Brit. A8800. (1873), p. 224. specially adapted for observing meteors.

regard to temperature, drynoss, moisture, weight, *mē-tēr, *mē-tre (tre as tēr), *mi-tre, v. t.

winds, &c., as ascertained by various meteorological IMETER, s.) To write in meter or verse. meteor-steel. s. An alloyed steel which has a

instruments, such as the barometer, thermometer, wavy appearance, rosembling Damascus steel. An alloy of zinc, 80; nickel, 16; silver, 4=100, is placed

mēt -ēr-age (age as ig), 8. [Eng. meter (1); à anemometer, hygrometer, &c.

-age.] in a black lead crucible, covered with charcoal, mē-tě-or-01-6-gist, 8. [English meteorolog(); i. The act of measuring and melted. It is rendered friable by pouring it -ist; Fr. météorologiste; Sp. meteorologista.] One 2. The measurement itself. into cold water, is reduced to powder, called who studies or is versed in meteorology.

3. The price paid for measurement. meteor-powder, and is added to stoel in a crucible. “The meteorologists observe, that among the four ele- mēt:-ēr-ēr. s. (Eng. meter (2); -er.) One who

meteor-streak. s. A streak of light which vari- ments which are the ingredients of all sublunary creat-
ous moteurs leave behind them for a few seconds ures, there is a notable correspondency."--Horel: Vocal writes in meter; a poet.
after they have vanished.
Forest.

mēte-stick, s. (Eng. mete (1), v., and stick.) meteor-stream, s. (METEOR-CURRENT.]

mē-tě-or-ol-o-gð,8. [Greek meteorologia, from Naut.: A stick fixed on a board at right angles, meteor-system, meteoric-system, s. A count

+ meteoron=a meteor, and logos=a discourse, a treat- to measure the height of the hold of a ship, and to

ise; Fr. météorologie; Ital. & Sp. meteorologia.] less number of meteors moving together in a

level the ballast.

Phys. Science: That branch of science which stream though each is independently following out observes, registers, classifice, and compares the

mēte-wând, *met-wand, s. (Eng. mete (1), V., its own elliptic orbit. various and varying phenomena of our atmosphere.

and wand.] A measuring rod, statt, or pole. meteor-track, 8. The track of a meteor in the It remarks, at tho same time, the connection of

of "Now the same is called a yard, or a metrand, &c." sky. It is probably from an ascertainable radiant those phenomena with heavenly bodies, and with stow: Henry I. (an. 1102). point, or, at least, radiant region (q. v.).

the solid and liquid materials of the earth, in refer- *mēte'-yard, s. (Eng. mete (1), V., and yard.) A mē-tě-or-ic, a. (Eng. meteor; -ic.)

ence to their reciprocal and combined influence in yard, staff, or rod used for measuring.

determining the character of different climates, and 1. Lit.: Pertaining to a meteor or meteors; conwith the view of learning the meteoric history of not me."-Shakesp.: Taming of the Shrew, iv. 8.

Take thou the bill, give me thy meteyard, as sisting of meteors; resembling or partaking of the

every region of our globe, of ultimately investigatnature or properties of a meteor; as, a meteoric sbower.

ing the laws of atmospheric change and the plan ofměth-a-cryl-1c, adj. [English meth(yl), and 2. Fig.: Slashing or appearing bright and illus

meteoric action; the theory, in fact, of meteorolog. acrylic.] Derived from or contained in acrylic

ical phenomena, on which depends essentially the acid. trious for a brief time; transienty or irregularny fitness of the various portions of the earth's surface brilliant.

methacrylic-acid, s. for the production of different vegetable and other meteoric-astronomy, 8. The branch of astron- substances, and for the support of animal life.

Chem.: C4H2O2. An acid isomeric with crotonio omy which treats of meteors.

acid, obtained in the form of its ethylic salt by the

“In sundry animals we deny not a kind of natural meteoric-date, meteoric-epoch, 8. A dato or meteorology, or innate presentation both of wind and of hydroxy-isobutyric acid. The free acid is a col.

action of phosphorus trichloride on the ethylic salt an epoch in any year when meteors may be ex weather."-Browne: Vulgar Errors, bk. iii., ch. X.

orless oil, solid at oo, having an odor of pyrogallic pected. The chief are, Jan. 1, 2, April 19-21, Aug. 5-12 (and especially 10th), Nov. 12-15, and Dec. 11-13.

*mē -tě-or-o-măn-cỹ, 8. (Gr. meteoron=a me- acid, and a strong acid reaction. Its salts are very meteoric-iron. 8. Iron coming to the earth teor, and manteia=prophecy, divination.] Divina- unstable.

tion among the Romans by meteoric phenomena, měth'-a1, s. (Eng. methyl ether), and al(cohol).] from a inetooric-ring. as by thunder and lightning.

(MYRISTIC-ALCOHOL.] meteoric-paper, 8. Sheets or layers of inter

mē-tě-or-om-ě-tēr, s. [Eng. meteor; o connect. woven confervæ, diatoms, infusoria, &c., found on

měth'-āne, s. [Eng. meth(yl); -ane.] (MARSHthe surface of rocks after an inundation. They and meter.)

GAS.) sometimes fall from the air, and were at one time

Teleg.: An apparatus for receiving, at a local

mě-thěg-lìn, s. (Wel. meddyglyn=mead; lit.= thought to be of meteoric origio. Now it is consid. station, transmitting to a central station, by tel. ered that they have been caught up from the egraph wires, and there recording the direction mead-liquor, from mead=mead, and llyn=liquor. 1 ground by small whirlwinds, and then allowed and velocity of the wind, condition of tho barom. The same as MEAD (q. V.). again to fall. Akin to Natural Flannel. (Griffith eter and thermometer, and amount of rainfall. "O'er our parch'd tongue the rich metheglin glides." & Henfrey.) (FLANNEL.] mē-tě-or-o-scope, s. [Gr. meteoros raised in

Gay: To a Lady, Ep. i. the air, and skopeö=to see, to observe.] An in

měth'-ēne, 8. [Eng. meth(yl); -ene.] meteoric-shower, s. [METEOR-SHOWER.]

strument used for taking angles, and making Chemistry: CH. Methylene, a diatomic radical meteoric-stones, s. pl. (AEROLITE, METEORITE.] measurements of the heavenly bodies.

unknown in the free state. It forms ethers analo. mē-tě-or-ic-al, a. [Eng. meteoric; -al.] The

"With astrolabe and meteoroscope."

gous to ethylene, but the series is much less comsame as METEORIC (q. v.).

Albumazar, ii. 5. plete. (Soe compounds.) “I see n resemblance of that meteorical light which ap m ē-tě-or-os'-cô-př. 8. [Eng, meteoroscople): methene-diacetate, 8. pears in moorish places, that seems fire, but is nothing y.) The taking of observations with the meteoro. Chem.: CH2:00 C2H30)2. It is prepared by acting but a flimsy glittering exhalation."-Bp. Hall: Soliloquy scopo (q. v.).

on methene diiodide with argentic acetate and *mě-tē -or-oŭs, a. [Eng. meteor; -ous.] Hay.

acetic acid. It boils at 170'. mē -tě-or-işm, s. (Eng. meteor; -ism.)

ing the nature of a meteor: resembling a meteor m ethene-dibromide. 8. Med.: Tho same as TYMPANITIS (9. v.).

“The cherubim descended, on the ground

Chem.: CH Br2. Obtained by the action of bromē'-tě-or-ite, s. (Eng. meteor; -ite; Fr. météor

Gliding meteorous, as evening mist."

mine on iodide of methyl. It forms a heavy liquid, ite.) A meteoric stone, a compound of earthy and

Milton: P. L., xii. 629, which boils at 80°. It has a specific gravity of 2-004. metallic matter which has fallen to the earth; a met' -ēr (1). *meēt -ēr. s. [Eng, mete (1), v.:-eri methene-dichloride, 8. meteorolite. (METEOR, || 5.)

One who or that which metes or measures; a meas- Chem.: CH2Cl2. Obtained by the action of cblo mē-tě-or-ize. v. i. [Gr. meteorizā=to raise to a urer; it measuring instrument or apparatus. When ripe on methylic chloride.CH C1+Cl2=CH-Cl.+HCL. height: meteoros raised in the air; Fr. se météor- used simply, it is equivalent to a gas-meter (q. v.), It is a colorless and volatile liquid of a sweet and iser. To take the form of a moteor; to ascend in but it generally occurs in composition; as, land- penetrating odor. It boils at 31° and is nearly vapor like a moteor. meter, coal-meter, water-meter, gas-meter.

insoluble in water. mē'-tě-or-o-graph, s. (METEOROGRAPHY.] An “But the aulnager, the weigher, the meeter of grants, methene-diiodide, s. apparatus for registering meteorological phenom- will not suffer us to acquiesce in the judgment of the

Chem.: CH212. Prepared by heating iodoform ena. It was invented by an Italian, Father Secchi prince."- Burke: Letter to a Noble Lord. of Rome, who obtained a prizo for it at the Paris

for several hours with hydriodic acid. It is a color.

mē'-tőr (2), mē-tre (tre as tēr), *mee-ter, s. less, sweet-smolling oil, which boils at 182o, and International Exhibition of 1867.

[Fr. mètre, from Lat. metrum ; Gr. metron=a meas- crystallizes in the cold in brilliant leaves, whicb mē-tě-or-6-graph -ic, a. (English meteorogra- üre, meter. From the same root as mete (1), v.] melt at 6. Its specific gravity is 3345. ph(w): -ic. Pertaining or relating to meteorog 1. Pros.: The rhythmical arrangement of syllables methene-dimethylate, s. raphy.

into verses, stanzas, strophes, &c.; rhythm, verse.

ac.; rhythm, verse. Chem.: CH2(OCH3)2. Methylal. Formal. A prod. më-t

[Greek meteoron = a "Rhyme being... but the invention of a barbar- uct obtained by heating methylic alcohol with meteor, and graphö=to write. Meteorology ; the ons age, to set off wretched matter and lame meter."- binoxide of manganese and sulphuric acid. It is a registration of meteorological phenomena. Milton: P. L. (Pref.)

colorless liquid, boiling at 42', and having a specifio mē-tě-or-oid, a. & 8. (Eng. meteor, and Gr. 2. Measure (as metre): The French standard gravity of .855. It dissolves in three parts of water, eidos=form, appearanco.]

measure of length, being the ten-millionth part of and in all proportions in other and alcohol. fāte, făt, färe, &midst, whãt, fall, father; wē, wět, höre, camel, hēr, thêre; pine, pit, sire, sir, marine; gó, pot,

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1740; later the Foundry in Moorfields, London, hired B. Intrans.: To act systematically or according Chem.: (13H12. It is obtained by the action

s fitted up as a preaching to method; to follow a system or method. of sulphuric acid on benzolic alcobol. It crystal. house

house. In 1744 the first conference was held; it was "The Mind ... is disposed to generalize and meth lizes in needles, which melt at 26° and boil at 261'.

ind bailar 2018 attended by six persons, all clergymen. At the con- odize to excess."-Coleridge: Method, $ 1. It has the smell of oranges.

ference held at Leeds in 1755, the separation bemethene disulphonic-acid, s.

tween itinerant and local preachers was mademeth -od-iz-ēr, 8. (Eng. methodiz(e); -er.] One

broader; the former were to be supported by tho W Chemistry: CH(S0,0H)2. Methionic acid. It is contributions of the societies; the latter to support měth-od-1-0-gÝ, 8. (Gr. methodos=a method, readily obtained by heating acetamide with Nord- themselves by their ordinary callings, prea hausen sulphuric acid. It crystallizes in long during hours of leisure. By 1767 there were thirty- concerning method; the science of method or clasdeliquescent needles.

methene-oxide. 8. (FORMALDEHYDE, METHYL. in 1791 the former numbered 312. ALDEHYDE.)

Charles Wesley, who bad rendered the Method. mě-thon-i-cą, subst. [Latinized from the native

ists, and the English Churches generally, great Malabar name.] měth -ide, 8. (Eng. meth(yl); -ide.] (See the

service by his hymns, died in 1788, and John, at the Bot.: A genus of Liliaceæ, tribe Tulipes, or, compound.) age of nearly eighty-eight, on March 2, 179!.

according to Dr. Wight, of Melanthaceae. It is a methide-aluminic, s.

In this country the Methodists have a numerous synonym of Gloriosa, and Methonica superba is Chem.: AIC,H,=al(CH3)2. A compound obtained membership, being, next to the Roman ('atholics, better known as Gloriosa superba. It is a climbing by heating mercuric methide with aluminum in a the most extensive religious depomination. They plant from India, cultivated in greenhouses as are sealed tube. It is a colorless mobile liquid, which have a membership (according to the census of M. grandiflora and M. virescens. congeals at Oo and boils at 130°. It takes fire on

13011 tas'fire on 1890) of about four and a half millions, and are mě-thought (ought as åt), pret. of v. (ME

divided into sixteen sects. The government of the THINKS. exposure to the air, and is decomposed by water

It seemed to me; it appeared to me; I churches is generally Episcopal, although some of thought. with explosive violence.

the bodies adhere to the primitive method of control. methide-boric, s. (METHYLIC-BORIDE.) The two dominant bodies are the Methodist Episco

“And one, the pensive Marmaduke,

Methought, was yielding inwardly." mě-thinks, imp. v. [A. S. me thyncedh, from me, pal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church

Wordsworth: White Doe of Rylstone, ii. dative of the personal pronoun I, and thyncan South, which formerly composed but one connec(impers. v.) to seem.) [THINK.) It seems to me; it tion, but in 181 divided on the question of slavery. měth-ox-8-2-çět'-ic, adj. (Eng. meth(yl); oxyappears to me; I think, meseems. (Only used in [DISRUPTION.) The ministry is itinerant, the term (gen), and acetic.] Derived trom or containing poetry or elevated writing.)

of incumbency being limited, and the appointments methyl and oxygen. “Verily, methinks

made by the bisbops and their councils (composed methoxyacetic-acid, 8. Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop."

of presiding elders or sub-bi-hops). In doctrinal Wordsworth: Excursion, bk. iii. points they coincide with the Wesleyan Church, Chem.: C3H7O3. Methyl glycollic acid. A colorwith but few minor differences, and may properly

av properly less liquid prepared by decomposing a chlor-acetate měth-1-on-ic, a. [Eng. me(thyl); Gr. theion=

be regarded as an integral part of the creat body of with sodic methylate. It has a specific gravity of sulphur, and Eng. sufl. -ic.) (See the compound.) Wesleyans.

1:18, and boils at 198'. methionic-acid, 8. [METHENE-DISULPHONIC In 1784 John Wesley had executed a deed poll inm ěth-ŭl-mēne, subst. (Eng. meth(yl); ulm(in), ACID.

Chancery, which, reserving his rights and those of and suff. -ene.] měth -od, s. (Fr. méthode, from Lat, methodus, his brother, provided that on his death his place Chem.: C.Hg. A substance obtained, together methodos, from Gr. methodos, from meth, for meta= should be supplied by a permanent body of one with methulmic acid, by the action of sodium and after, and hodos=a way. Puttenham in 1589 ranked

conference, and methylic alcohol on chloroform. It is a brown this among the words of recent introduction into

called the Legal Hundred. They still constitute uncrystallizable body, resembling one of the ulmio English.)

the supreme governing body of the Wesleyan Meth- compounds, and is only known in combination.

odists. When it meets, it fills up by co-optation all I. Ordinary Language: vacancies which may have arisen during the year.

r. měth-ŭl-mic, adj. (Eng. methulm(ene); -ic.) 1. A way, mode, or course by which an aim or The annual conference, during the consideration Derived from or contained in methulmene. object is or may be attained; a mode or manner of of spiritual questions, is composed of ministers

spiritual questiOOS, 18 composed of ministers methulmic-acia. 8. procedure: characteristic manner or mode of pro- only; but during the discussion of financial matters

Chem.: C,H,Oz. A dark-yellow uncrystallizable cedure. it consists of 240 ministers and 240 laymen.

substance, insoluble in water, but soluble in ether. "Let such persons : ... not quarrel with the great měth -o-dist, 8. & a. (Eng. method: -ist.]. By the action of bromineitis converted into a black physician of souls for having cured them by easy and gen. tie methods."-South: Sermons, vol. ix., ser, i.

semi-fluid, dibromomethulmic acid, C.H.Br 02.

A. As substantive : 2. Systematic or orderly procedure; system; a *I. Ordinary Language:

měth -ğı, s. (Gr. methy=wine, and hylē=wood.) manner of action based on rules; order and regu. 1. Those philosophers who adopted

Chem.; CH3. The radical of methylic alcohol,

certain larity of procedure. methodical manner in their speculations.

known in combination as dimethyl, CH , a comII. Technically:

"The finest methodists, according to Aristotle's golden pound formed by heating zinc methyl and methyl 1. Logic. A logical or scientific arrangement or rule or artincial bounds, condemn geometrical precepts 1odide in sealod tubes at mode of procedure; the art of disposing or arrang. in arithmetic or arithmetical precepts in geometry as ing well a series of thoughts either for the elucida. irregular and abusive."--G. Harvey: Pierce's Supereroga- methyl-aldehyde, subst. (FORMALDEHYDE, MEtion or discovery of truth, or for the proof of a tion, p. 117.

THENE-OXIDE.) truth already known.

2. One who practices self-examination.

methyl-alizarine, s. * Method, which is usually described as the fourth part "All of us who have some or other tender parts of ourChem.: CH,00.=CH2 >C6H(OH)2CH3. It of Logic, is rather a complete practical Logic. ... souls, which we cannot endure should be ungently Method is rather a power or spirit of the intellect, pervad. touched; every man must be his own methodist to find is obtained by the action of nitric acid on methyl ing all that it does, than its tangible product. Hence we them out." -Jackson: Justifyiny Faith, bk. iv., ch. V. anthracene, and after-treatment with sulphurio put in the place of rules for Method as a part of Logic, an Applied Logic, which shows under what conditions in the 3. One of a sect of ancient physicians who prac. acid and potash. It crystallizes in red needles,

ace which sublime at 250°. several regions of inquiry the three acts of thought may ticed by theory or method. be safely performed, and how far rules can avail to direct "Themison and his old sect of methodists resolved that methyl-aniline, 8. the mind in the use of them to profitable or beautiful re- the laxum and strictum ... were the principles and Chem. : N(CH)CH H. Methyl-phenylamine. Obgul.8."--Thomson: Lauos of Thought (Introd.), 44.

originals of all diseases in the world."-Hammond: tained by the notion of aniline on iodide of methyl, Srience. A nrincinle or system of classifi. Woris, vol. iv., p. 677.

and after-treatment with potash. It boils at 192. cation. Used specially in connection with two sys. II. Church Hist. & Eccles. :

Methyl-aniline green: [METHYL-GREEN). tems of botanical classifications--the Artificial, or

of Linnæan Method, and the Natural Method of Classi

*1. The name given in the seventeenth century to methyl-anthracene, s.

1 certain Roman Catholic controversialists, mostly fication.

Chem.: CH2. It is formed by passing the vapor French, who, in conducting disputes with Protest- of ditolyl methane through red-hot tubes filled with měthod -ic-al, *mě-thod -ic, a. (Fr. méthod.

ants, required from them express scripture for

. for pumice. It forms yellow or colorless leafy crystals ique, from méthode=method.)

every attestation they made, refusing to allow them 1. Characterized by or exbibiting method; pro- to establish any position by argumentation, infer- form, bisulphide of carbon, and benzol.

em melting about 200, and is only soluble in chloroceeding or based on a systematic and orderly dis

ence, or necessary consequence. Among them were position and arrangement; systematic, orderly. Francis Veron, a Jesuit, Bishop Barthold Nihusius.

methyl-anthraquinone, s. 2. Acting on method or a systematic mode of pro- and big brother Wahlenburg cedore.

2. A follower of Wesley or Whitefield, or one who

Chem.: C13H1002=C.H.:CO: C6H3 CH3. A crysmě-thod -Ic-al-1ğ, adv. (Eng. methodical; -ly.) adheres to the system of doctrine and church talline substance obtained by the action of strong In a methodical manner; according to method: government called Methodism (q. v.).

pitric acid on an alcoholic solution of methyl an. systematically.

B. As adj.: The same as METHODISTIC (q. v.).

thracene. It crystallizes in needles and plates “Let it be taught them systematically and method ugome

which melt at 1626-163o.

"Some of the elder ones who belonged to the methodist (cally." - Porteus: Sermons, vol. i., ser. 9. church."--Mrs. Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin, ch. xxvi.

methyl-caproyl, s. [METHYL-HEXYL.] mě-thod-ics, s. (METHODIC.) The science of měth-o-dist-ic, měth-o-dist -ic-al, a. (Eng.

methyl glycollic-acid, s. (METHOXY-ACETIO method.

ACID.) methodist: -ic, -ical.) Měth-od-işm, s. (Eng. method ; -ism.]

Pertaining to method or

the Methodists; resembling the Methodists: follow- methyl-green, 8. Church Hist. & Eccles.: One of the leading religi- ing the strictness of the Methodists. (Frequently Chem.; C20H16(CH3)3N3(CH3C1),H.,0. Methylons systems of English-speaking races. A religious used in contempt or irony.)

aniline green. A green dye, obtained by heating society existed at Oxford in the year 1727, among the members of which were John and Charles Wes. 18

Paris violet with methyl-chloride. It is generally měth-o-dist-Ic-al-1ğ, adv. (Eng. methodistical;

used in combination with zinc chloride, in wbicb ley and George Whitefield, young men studying for ly.) In a methodistical manner.

state it is very soluble. orders. They and their associates were half-deris- mě-thod-i-zā'-tion, subst. (Eng. methodiz(e); methyl-guanidine, s. (METHYL-URAMINE.) ively called the "Godly," or the "Sacramentarian -ation. The act or process of methodizing; the Club" (because they went through a mocking crowd state of being reduced to method.

methyl-hexyl, s. to communicate at St. Mary's), and, finally, Meth

Chem.; C7H16=('HI3:C6H13. Methyl-caproyl. Au odists, from the methodical way in which they per. měth-od-ize, v. t. & i. (Eng. method; -ize.]

oily liquid obtained by the electrolysis of a mixtformed their religious duties. The first Methodist A. Trans.: To reduce to method, to arrange or ure of acetate and ananthylate of potassium. Ite 2-house was built in Bristol, England, in dispose in order; to arrange systematically.

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mět-ric, mặt'-ric-al, adj. (Fr. métrique, from by clock-work, beats audibly a certain number of mő-tror-rhåg -1-ą,.8. [Gr. mētra=the womby Lat. metricus; Gr. metrikos, from metron=a meas- times in a minute; and this number may be altered and rhegnymi-to break; cl. rhagus, rhage Diron. tre, meter; Ital. & Sp. metrico.).

by moving a sliding weight so as to give it the Physiol.: A loss of blood during the intervals of 1. Of or pertaining to measuring; employed in speed required. To bo correct, the metronome regular menstruation, or of sucä an irregular measuring. should beat seconds when set at 60.

nature that no monthly periodicity can be detected. 2. Of or pertaining to meter, measure, or rhythm. mě-tron -o-mý, s. (Eng. metronom(e); -y.) The

A frequent cause is tumors, ulceralivu, &c. “So varying still their moods, observing yet in all

, act of measuring time in music by means of a mo

sofa mo Their quantities, their rests, their censures metrical."

mět'-ro-scope, 8. (Gr. mētra=the womb, and tronome.

skopeó=to see.] Drayton: Polyolbion, 8. 4.

Surg.: An instrument invented by M. Nauche, for 3. Composed in or consisting of verse; rhythmical.

mě-tro-pěr-Y-to-ni'-tis, s. (Greek mētra=the listening to the sounds of the heart of the fetus in

womb, and Eng. peritonitis (q. v.).] metric-system. 8. The system adopted by the

utero-gestation. The extremity was suggested by

Pathol.: Pelvic peritonitis, inflammation of the the stethoscope of Laennec, and is introduced French convention in 1795, in which all measures of peritoneum covering the uterus and its appendages through the vagina and applied against tbe neck of length, area, capacity, and weight are based upon Callod also Pelvi-peritonitis, Perimetrititis, &c. the uterus. It is used when the sounds and move. the length of a quadrant of the meridian measured between the equator and the pole. The ten-mil. *mět'-rô-ple, *mět'-10-põle, s. [METROPOLIS.) ments are imperceptible through the parietes of lionth part of this quadrantal arc was adopted to

the abdomen.

mě-trop-0-118, s. (Lat., from Gr. metropolis=a be the linear measuring unit, which they called mother-state: ecclesiastically the city of a pri.

mē-tro-sid -ēr-os, 8. (Gr. mētra=a womb, the + mètre," applying it equally to superficial and mate, from mēter (genit. mētros) =a mother, and the hardness of its wood.)

nd heart of a tree, and sideros iron; so named from solid measures, taking for the unit of the former polis=a city; Fr. métropole.) the square of the decuple, and for that of the latter

Bot.: A genus of Myrtacea, tribe Leptospermeæ. the cube of the tenth part of the meter. They chose

I. Ord. Lang.: The chief town or capital of a It consists of plants, many of which climb, while also for the measuring unit of weight the quantity

country, state, or kingdom, as Berlin of Germany, the Myrtaceae of other genera are erect. Metrosid. of distilled water equal in bulk to the same cube at

London of Great Britain, Paris of France, New eros polymorpha, or some allied species, is supposed a certain temperature. They also decided that the York of the United States.

to furnish the hard, heavy, dark-brown timber from multiples and sub-multiples of each kind of meas. "We stopped at Pavia, that was once the metropolis of a wbich the South Sea Islanders make their clubs. M. ure, whether of weight, capacity, surface, or length, kingdom, but at present & poor town."--Addison: On robusta and M. tomentosa are used in New Zealand shall be always taken in the decimal or decuplo !

for shipbuilding. proportion, as the most simple, natural, and easy II. Technically :

mět -ro-tome, 8. (Gr. mētra=the womb, and for calculation. The meter is the basis of calcula 1. Eccles. The seat or see of a metropolitan bishop. tome=a cutting: tion; from it are derived: Of area: the are, 1 square decameter: of capacity: the litre, 1 cubic deci.

“The precedency in each province was assigned to the

Surg.: An instrument like a bistoury caché, which meter; of weight: the gramme, 1 cubic centimeter Bishop of the Metropolis."- Barrow: On

is introduced into the cavity of the uterus, where

the Pope's Supremacy.

the knife is unsheathed and cuts on withdrawing. of water. The names of the graduations below the

Its purpose is to divide the neck of the uterus; a anit are formed from the Latin. and above the upit 2. Geog. & Biol.: A point so situated within an

an hysterotome. are formed from the Greek.

area through which a genus is distributed, that in

ecies mě-trox -ỹ-lon, 8. [Gr. mētra=. . . the pith or mět:-ric-al c-al-ly, adv. (Eng. metrical: .lu.) In a whatever direction from it one goes, the speciesme-trox -y-lon, & diminish.

heart of a tree, and xylon=wood.] ., metrical manner.

Bot.: A genus of Palms, tribe Calame. It is *mě-tri-cian, *me-tri-ci-en, 8. (Fr. métricien.].metro

ni mět-ro-pol -It-an, a. & 8. (Lat. metropolitanus, sometimes made a synonym of Sagus (q v.), but A writer or composer of verse; a poet, a metrist, á from metropolisra metropolis. Fr. métropolitain; Von Martius retains the name Metroxylon, and versifier. Ital. & Sp. metropolitano.]

divides the genus into two sub-genera, Sagus and *mět'-r1-çize, v. t. [English metric; -ize.) To A. As adjective:

Pigafetta. Metroxylon (sagus) læve and M. (sagus) adapt to the metric system; to express in terms of I. Ordinary Language:

rumphii furnish sago (q. v.). (SAGO-PALM] the metric system.

1. Of or belonging to a metropolis; residing in a

mět-tle, 8. (The same word as METAL (q. v.).] mět'-rl-çist, 8. (Eng. metric; -ist.] The same metropolis.

*1. Metal. as METRIST (q. v.).

“ Groves... preferred to smoke, to the eclipse

.*2. Stuff, material; the substance of which a mět-rl-fl-ca-tion, s. (Eng. metrifu; c connect

That metropolitan volcanoes make."

thing is composed.

"A certain critical hour, which shall more especially ive, and suff. -ation.) The act of metrifying or com

Corper: Task, iii. 737. posing verses.

2. Having the position or rank of a metropolis;

. try what mettle his heart is made of."-South: Sermons,

nn “Should I flounder awhile without a tumble

as, a metropolitan city. Through this metrification of Catullus." II. Eccles.: Having the authority of a metropol.

*3. Quality, character.

“Shew us here Tennyson: Hendecasyllabios. itan; proceeding from a metropolitan.

The mettle of your pasture." *mět'-ri-fi-ēr, s. [Eng. metrify; -er.] One who "A bishop at that time had power in his own diocese

Shakesp.: Henry V., iii. 1. composes verses ; a versifier, a metricist.

over all other ministers there, and a metropolitan bishop4. Disposition, temper, spirit, constitutional ar *mět'-rl-fy, v. i. (English metre; -fy.) To comsundry preheminences above other bishops."- Hooker:

r: dor; high courage or spirit; fire

Ecclesiasticall Politie, bk. viii., 9 8. pose verses.

• But hollow men, like horses hot at hand, mē-trist, s. (Eng. metr(e); -ist.] A writer or B. As substantive:

Make gallant show and promise of their mettle." composer of verses; a versifier. *1. A bishop resident in a metropolis.

Snukesp.: Julius Cæsar, iv. 2. 2. A bishop baving authority over the other bishmě-tri-tis, &. [Gr. mētra = the womb, and suff.

T To put a man on or to his mettle: To excite or stis, denoting inflammation.] ops of a province; an archbishop.

arouse a man to do his utmost; to place a man in a Pathol.: Inflammation of the parenchyma of the “The Archbishopricke of Canterbury, Metropolitane, position where he must use his utmost exertions. uterus, as distinguished from endometritis, caand Primate of all England."-Stow: Kentish Saxons (an.

_met'-tled (tled as teld), a. [Eng. mettl(e); -ed.) tarrhal inflammation of its lining membrane.

Full of mettle or spirit; bigh-spirited, fiery, ardenti Other forms are Parametritis and Perimetritis. | A metropolitan was at first one whose episcopal

"A horseman darting from the crowd mět'-ro-chrome, 8. (Gr. metron = a measure, functions were extended over a metropolis and the

Spurs on his mettled courser proud." and chroma=color.) An instrument for measuring country of which it was the seat of government.

Scott: Marmion, i. 3. color. It consists of three hollow wedges of glass, That metropolis, once the chief city of an inde

mět-tle-some, a. (Eng. mettle; -some.] Full of exactly the same angle and capacity, and accu

pendent state, might have sunk into a provincial rately graduated on the edge of the same number

capital-i. e., the capital of a province of the o

of the of mettle, fiery, spirited, eager. of equal degrees. These wedges are so arranged

Roman Empire. When the bishops of that province “But their force differs from true spirit, as much as a between two screens that any portion of their ta.

met in a provincial council, the metropolitan pre- vicious from a mettlesome horse."--Tailer, No. 61. pering sides may be presented at will to an aperture

sided. Under Constantine, the provinces overmět-tle-some-lì, adv. [Eng, mettlesome; -ly.] through which a direct view may be had, or a ray

which they ruled were made as much as possible In a mettlesome manner; with mettle or high spirit. of light thrown. conterminous with those governed by civil rulers måttle-same-năsse IF

mět-tle-some-něss, 8. (Eng. mettlesome : -ness.] of corresponding rank. The leading metropolitanga mět'-10-graph, 8. (Gr. metron=a measure, and in the fourth century were those of Rome, Antioch,

The quality or state of being mettlesome; mettle, graphò=to write.] An apparatus to be attached and Alexandria. The last two developed into

into spirit. to a locomotive, indicating on a time paper the patriarchs, and the first into the papacy. In mě-tu-şi-ast, 8. (Gr. melousiana sharing, a speed with the number and duration of the various England the Archbishops of Canterbury and York communicating:) One who holds the doctrine of stoppages.

are the metropolitans of their respective provinces. transubstantiation mě-trol-0-88, 8. (Gr. metron=a measure, and 3. In the Greek church the title of a dignitary "The metusiasts and Papists."-Rogers: Thirty-nine logos=a treatise, a discourse.]

intermediate between an archbishop and a patri. Articles, p. 289. 1. A treatise on or account of weights and meas. arch..

*4. A chief ruler. ares.

mětz-gěr:-1-a, 8. (Named after John Metzger, 2. The art and science of mensuration. .

“Let him your rubric and your feasts prescribe,

who died in 1852.).

Bot.: The typical genus of the family Metzgeride mět-ro-mă-ni-a, 8. [Eng. meter, and Greek

Grand Metropolitan of all the tribe." mania = madness.] An immoderate eagerness for

Cowper: Progress of Error. 186. (q. V.). The fronds are forked; the fruit springe

from the under side of the midrib, and has a onewriting verses.

mět-ro-pol-it-an-āte, s. (Eng. metropolitan; celled involucre. Metzgeria furcata is common on mět ro-mă'-n1-ăc, a. METROMANIA1 Suffer. -ate.] The office or see of a metropolitan bishop. trees, rocks, &c. It is hairy beneath and smooth ing from metromania; mad after metrical compo- mě-trop'--lite. 8. & a. sFr. métropolite: Lat. & above. M. pubescens is larger, and is hairy on both sition.

sides. Ital. metropolita; Gr. metropolitës.] mě-tröm -ě-tēr, s. [Gr.metron=a measure, and A. As subst.: A metropolitan.

mětz-gěr -1-dæ, 8. pl. [Mod. Lat. metzger(ia); Eng. meter.]

Lat. fem. pl. adj. sutf. -idæ.] 1. Surg.: An instrument for measuring the size of B. As adj.: Metropolitan.

Bot.: A family of Jungermanniaceæ, sub-order the womb; a hysterometer.

mě-tro-põl-it-ic, mět-rő-po-lit-Ic-al, adj. Jungermannew. 2. Mus.: A metronome (q. v.). (METROPOLIS.)

meû, 8. [MEW (4).] mět -rô-nome, 8. [Fr., from Gr. metron=a meas. 1. Ord. Lang.: Of or pertaining to a metropolis; mē' -ŭm (1), 8. [Lat., from Greek mēon=Meum are, and nomos=a law; Ital. metronomo. metropolitan.

athumanticum or M. matthioli.] Mus.: An instrument for beating and dividing 2. Eccles.: Pertaining to a metropolitan.

Bot.: Meu, Bald Money, or Spignel; a gonns of the time in music; a musical time-keeper. It “The metropolitical church of Jerusalem."-Bp. Flors. Umbellifers, family Seselinidæ. "The fruit is ellipbas a small pendulum which, being set in motion ley: Sermons, vol. i., ser. 8.

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