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or spille, Spain. 2. Church at Kurte-Ardshish, Turkey. 3. Court of the Lions in the Alhambra, near Granada, Spain. 4. Cathedral of St. Basti, Alcazare details in church at Kurte-Ardshish, Turkey. 7. Mosque of the Sultan Bajazet, Constantinople. 9. Court of the Lions (perspective), Alhambra.

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molst'-en-ēr (t silent), s. (Eng. moisten; -er.) seriousness by Scheuchzer as "Homo diluvii testis," 2. Building: A frame to give shape to a structure, One who or that which moistens.

was found in one bed. Camper discovered its rep- as in the building of houses in concrete, béton, clay, *m ist'-f01. a.

cement, &c. Eng moist : -ful(2).] Moist. wet. tihan character, and Cuvier recognized it as a

salamander. Other fossils are the fossil-fox of 3. Founding: Molds for casting are of several *moist-I-fy, v. t. (Eng. moist; i connective, and Eningen (Galecynus æningensis), Mastodon tap- kinds: (1) Open molds into which the metal is buff..fy.) To moisten.

iroides, a fish of the genus Leuciscus, 814 species of poured, the upper surface of the fluid metal assum. “Scotland, my auld, respected Mither;

insects, with many plant remains, including Liq. ing the horizontal position. Such are ingots and Tho' whyles ye moistuy your leather."

uidambar, Cinnamomum, and various Protea. some other objects. (2) Close molds of metal or Burns: Postscript to Earnest Cry. ceä(?), &c.

plaster of Paris, with ingates by which the inolten moist-lēss, *moyst-les, a. (Eng. moist; -less.) (2) The Middle or Marine Miocene Molasse, cor metal enters. Such are the molds for inkstands, Free from moisture, dampness, or wet; dry. responding in age to the Faluns of Touraine. It cannon balls, bullets, type, and various other arti.

cles made of lead, tin, zinc, and their alloys, which moist'-nēss, *moyst-nes, subst. (Eng. moist;

contains a Dryopithecus. -ness.] The quality or state of being moist, damp,

(3) The Lower Molasse of Switzerland (Aqui- fuse at a moderate heat. (3) Close molds of sand,

tanian). Most of the beds are fresh-water. More in which articles of iron, brass, bronze, &c., are cast. or humid; dampness, humidity.

than 500 species of plants have been found, includ. This is the ordinary foundry work, and includes "Pleasure both kinds take in the moistness and density of the air."- Bacon: Natural History.

ing Ficus populina. the palm genera, Flabellaria machinery, stoves, ordnance, and the multitude of and Phæniciter, the pine genus Sequoia, &c.

articles of domestic and agricultural hardware. *moist-rý, 8. [Eng, moist ; -ry.] Moisture. mo-lăs'-sěş, *mo-los'-sěş, s. [Port. melaco=

4. Gold-beating: The package of goldbeater's "Generally fruitful, though little moistry be used

skin in which gold-leaf is placed for the third beat. molasses, from Lat. mellaceus = made with honey, ing. It is first enveloped in vellum, 150 leaves, with thereon."-Fuller: Worthies, ii. 278.

from mel=honey: Sp. melaza.] moist-ure, * moyst-er, subst. [O. Fr. moisteur,

interposed ribbons of gold, one inch square, formFood: The brown uncrystallizable syrup obtained

ing a kutch. The pieces, spreading to the size of moistour; Fr. moiteur.) in the refining of sugar. Molasses consists, on the

the vellum, are cut into four pieces and interleaved 1. That which gives the quality or property of average, of 20 per cent. water, 36 per cent. crystal. with

with goldbeater's skin: 600 pieces and their skin being moist or damp; damp, wetness, humidity, lizable sugar, 36 per cent. inverted sugar, 5 per cent.

form a shoder, for the second beating. Being again moistness. organic acids and extractive, and 3 per cent. min.

divided into four pieces, they are again interleaved “What comes from you is but a moisture drawne from eral matter.

with goldbeater's skin: making 2,400. These are the earth, which cathers into a cloud, and falls backe mõid (1) mõuld (1). *molde (1), s. (A.S. molde divided into three packages of 800 each, called apon the earth."--Bacon: Henry VII., p. 60.

dust, earth, country : cogn, with Dut. mul=dust, molds, and receive the third beating. *2. A liquid.

dirt; Icel. mold = mold, earth; Dan. muld; Sw. 5. Paper-making: Hand-made paper is made by a "Did he not dash the untasted moisture from him!mull (for muld): Goth. mulda = dust; Ger. mull; mold and deckle (q. y.). The mold is an open,

Addison: Cato. (Todd.) Prov. Ger. moit. From the same root as MEAL square frame with a wire-cloth bottom, and a little *m ist'-ure, *moyst-ure, v. t. [MOISTURE, s.) (9. V.).]

larger all round than the required sheet of paper. To moisten, to wet.

I. Ordinary Language:

6. Plastering: A thin board cut to a pattern and moist'-ure-lěss, a. (Eng. moisture; -less.] Free 1. Earth, clay.

used in forming cornices, &c.

7. Shipbuild.: A full-sized pattern of the same from moisture, moistness, or damp; dry.

*2. The earth.

figure and dimensions as the molding side of the

“So riche a chambre ... ne saw thay nevere on piece which it represents. The mold may be of *mbist-$, *moist-ie, *moyst-ye, adj. (Eng.


Sir Ferumbras, 1,323. moist : -y.)

skeleton form, and may serve for several frames. It 1. New, fresh.

3. Fine soft earth, easily pulverized.

is usually a thin plank cut to the form of a ship2. Moist, wet, full of moisture.

4. The matter or material of which anything is timber, and serving as a templet for scribing the m61-thér. moy-thér. v. i. & t. (Etym. doubt. formed; component substance; composition. timbers for the workmen who saw, hew, and adze ful.] (Prov. Eng.)

“Rather shun than seek the fellowship

them into shape.

Of kindred mold."--Wordsrorth: Ecoursion, bk. vi. A. Intrans.: To labor or toil hard.

mold-blacking machine, subst. A machine by 5. Iron mold.

which a loam-mold is blacked to give it a thin carB. Transitive:

II. Technically:

bonaceous surface: the solution is known as black1. To spend in labor. 2. To muddle, to confuse, to distract.

1. Bot.: The name given to any thread-like fungal wash, and is usually put on by a hand-brush.

whether belonging to the Hyphomycetes or the mold-board, s. *mõk-a-dor, *mock-a-dour, 8. [Sp. mocador, Physomycetes, which are found on bread, ink, gum, Founding: A board on which the pattern lies from Lat. mucus=mucus; Fr. mouchoir.] A hand. &c.

while being rammed; a follow-board (q. v.). kerchief, a bib.

“The malt made in summer is apt to contract mold."mo -kah, 8. (Turk.] The title of a doctor of law Mortimer: Husbandry.

mold-candle, s. A candle formed in a mold. in Turkey.

| Brown, blue, or green mold is Penicillium glau mold-cistern, 8. mõke (1), subst. [Etym. doubtful.] A mesh of a cum; another green mold is Mucor mucedo. 2. Geol.: Vegetable soil consisting of the surface

Sugar-making :. net.

1. The vat which receives the drippings from the stratum, whether of clay, gravel, sand, or rock, dismoke (2), 8. [Perhaps connected with Icel. móka integrated by atmospheric influences and modified


2. A tank in which the molds are soaked after =to doze; mok=dozing. A donkey. (Slang.)

by the plants, first of lower, and then of higher be “The one who rides from market on a moke." -Thackorganization, and by the animals which reside upon eray: Netcomes, ch. XXX.

or pass over its surface. Of all these animals the mold-facing, 8. *mök -. a. Cf. Icel. mökkr a dense cloud: most potent in action is the earthworm, which casting: A fine powder showered upon a pattern mokkrira cloud or mist.] Muggy, dark, murky: as, effects changes on the surface of the earth second before covering the latter with loam, and intended moky weather.

only to those produced by polypes on that of the to increase the smoothness of the face of the cast. mo-lar (1), *mo-lare, a. & s. (Latin molaris=

deep. EARTHWORM) (See also Darwin: Vege- ing.

table Mold and Earthworms.) pertaining to a mill; molara mill; molo=to grind.]

mold-loft, 8. A large room in a shipbuilding mold-board, s. Acurved plate extending behind yard, in which the several parts of a ship are drawn A. As adj.: Having power to grind; intended for the share, for overturning the furrow-slice. Plows out in their proper dimensions from the construc. grinding

are called right or left, according to the direction tion drawings. “Persons, who wanting their molare teeth must make in which the furrow-slice is laid. Double mold. ase of their gums for grinders."-Fuller: Worthies; Ches.

board plows are those in which the breast is formed mold-stone, 8. hire.

by two mold-boards meeting at an acute angle in Arch.: The jamb-stone of a door or window. B. As substantive:

front of the sheth, and turning the soil equally inm old-turner, 8. A maker of metal frames or Anatomy (pl.): each direction.

shapes. (1) Human: The grinding teeth or grindar

ers: mold (2), mõuld (2), *molde (2), 8. [The d is exThey are twelve in number, and arranged behind

*möld (3), 8. [MOLE (1), s.) A mark, a spot. crescent, from 0. Fr. modle, molle, mole (Fr. moule). the bicuspid teeth, three on each side above and from Lat. modulum, acc. of modulus=a measure, a

“A little purple mola, below. They have a large crown, and the grinding

That like a rose her silken leaves did faire unfold." standard.) (MODEL, MODULE.] surface is very wide. There is a gradation in their

Spenser: F. Q., VI. xii. 7. size, the first being the largest and the third the

I. Ordinary Language:

mõld (1), mõuld (1), v. t. & i. (MOLD (1), s.] smallest.

1. Literally: (2) Compar.: The teeth in mammals which are

A. Transitive:

(1) The matrix in which anything is cast. not preceded by a milk set.

1. To cover with mold.

“The liquor ore he drained molar-glands,

Into fit molds prepared.” Milton: P. L., xi. 571. ,2. To cause to become moldy; as, Damp molds

cheese. A . Two or three clands between the mag. (2) A general term for patterns to work by, where *R Intransitive: To contract mold: to become seter and buccinator muscles, and openi

the outline of the thing to be made has to be

adapted to that of the pattern; also applied to vari. separate ducts near the last molar tooth.

moldy. mo-lar (2), a. (Lat. moles=a mass; Eng. adj.

ous torts containing cavities either for casting in, mõld (2), mõuld (2), v. t. (MOLD (2), s.] suff. -ar.] Of or pertaining to a mass or body as a beating or pressure.

as a bullet mold, or for producing various forms by 1. To make or form into a particular shape; to



(3) a mold candle (q mö-lär -ēş, 8. pl. (MOLAR.] (4) Athing molded.

"Moulded they seemed for kings of giant race."

Scott: Don Roderick, xiv. mồ-lănge , 8. [Fr., from molesoft.]

“ Think you this mold of hopes and fears
Could find no statelier than his peers!"

2. To knead, as bread. Geol.: A soft, coherent, greenish sandstone, occu.

Tennyson: Tro Voices, mõld-a-ble, adj. [Eng. mold (2), v. ; -able.] pying the country between the Alps and the Jura. Part of it is Miocene, and part Oligocene. It has

2. Fig.: Cast, form, shape, character.

Able to be molded ; capable of being molded. been divided into:

“What creatures there inhabit, of what mold,

“The differences of figurable and not figurable, mould. (1) An Upper Miocene freshwater Molasse, found Or substance, how endued, and what their power."

able and not mouldable, are plebeian notions."-Bacon: at (Eningen, and consisting of a series of sand

Milton: P, L., ii. 355. Nat. Hist., 846. stones, marls, and limestones, some of them thickly 11. Technically:

mõl-da-vite, subst. (From Moldawa, Hungary; laminated. The strata seem to have been depos- 1. Anat.: A fontanel or space occupied by a car. suff. -ite (Min.).] ited in a freshwater lake holding carbonate of lime tilaginous membrane situated at the angles of the Min.: A name given to the bottle-green mineral in solution. The great salamander, at first mis. bones which form the skull in a human fætus and formerly referred to obsidian (9. v.). It is now taken for human remains, and described in sober a new-born child.

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mold'-ēr, mõuld-ēr, s. (Eng. mold (2), v.; -er.) molding is said to be stuck on or laid on, according mole (4), s. (French molera pier, a breakwater, One who molds; spec., one who is employed in to whether it is made on the edge of the frame or on from Lat. molem, accus. of moles=a great heap.] making castings in a foundry. a detached slip.

1. Marit. Eng.: **The making of the mould from the model,

3. Min.: The ore found on the top of veins near (1) A jetty or simply the work of any moulder or skilled plasterer."the surface of the ground.

structure erected Cassell's Technical Educator, pt. X., p. 205.

4. Shipbuild.: Giving the correct outline and before a port so

depth to ship's timbers, &c. It is one part of the as to partially molder's-clamp, s. operation of forming (q. v.).

incloso a barbor Founding: A frame by which the parts of a flask

or anchorage,

molding-board, 8. [MOLD-BOARD.) are tightly secured together, ready for the pouring

and protect it of the metal into the mold.

molding-box, 8.

from the violence

Found.: A flask in which the sand is rammed. molder's-flask, s.

of the waves in

the offing. (2) A Founding: The frame containing the mold in molding-crane, 8. A crane for handling molds pier of masonry; which metal is poured in casting. and flasks in a foundry.

one is described

molding-edge, s. molder's-table, 8.

by Herodotus as

circumvallating Founding: A bench at which a workman stands Shipbuild.: That edge of a ship's frame which the harbor of in molding small objects,

comes in contact with the skin, and is represented Samos. mõld'-ēr, mõuld'-ēr, v. 1. & t. (A frequent, from

in the draft. The other edge is the beveling-edge. 2. Rom. Antig.: mold (1), v.]

molding-file, 8. A file with a concavity adapted A mausoleum of

to dress and finish molded surfaces. It is made by peculiar form, A. Intransitive: a swage, and afterward cut.

as the Mole of I. Lit.: To be turned to dust by natural decay; to

Hadrian, now molding-frame, s.

known as the perish in dust; to crumble.

Founding: The templet by which an object is Castle of St. An-

St. Angelo, Rome.
* Thou shalt not moulder undeplored.".
Cowper: Death of Damon.
shaped in Ioam-molding.

gelo, Rome.
II. Figuratively:
molding-hole, 8.

mõle(5), *moule, 8. (An abbreviation of mold

warp (q. v.).

Founding: The cavity in the floor of a foundry u 1. To perish; to waste away gradually.

1. Zoology: in which large castings are made. “When this fiery mass... shall moulder, cold and

(1) Sing.: The genus Talpa, and specially Talpa low.' Byron: Childe Harold, iii. 27. molding-loam, s.

európaa, the Common Mole, though the name is 2. To diminish gradually.

Founding: The mixture of sand and clay used in sometimes looseiya

sometimes loosely applied to any underground bur

rowing mammal. The Common Mole is about six “Finding his congregation moulder every Sunday, and loam-molding.

inches in length (including the tail, rather more hearing what was the occasion of it, he resolved to give molding-machine, s.

than an inch); the body cylindrical, muzzle long his parish a little Latin in his turn."-Addison: Spectator, No. 22.

1. Plastic-work: A machine for the manufacture and pointed, eyes minute; no ear conches; the foreof composition-molding.

feet broad and fossorial, hind-feet long and narrow. B. Trans.: To turn to dust.

2. Sheet-metal Working: A kind of rolling. Fur, black, soft, and velvety, with grayish tinge: “The natural histories of Switzerland talk of the fall of machine for molding sheet-metal to shapo for but lighter shades often occur, and pure white indithose rocks when their foundations have been mouldered cornices, balusters, and other purposes. It con- viduals have been observed. The normal food of with age."--Addison: On Italy.

sists of a pair of rollers of counterpart form, be the mole is the earthworm. It is very voracions,

tween which the sheet of metal is passed to give it and no kind of filesh seems to come amiss to it, but mõld -ēr-ý, a. (Eng. molder, v.; .y.] Of the the required outline.

it will not touch vegetables. It takes readily to the nature of or resembling mold.

water. Geographical range from England to mõld-1-nēss, mõuld -I-ně88, 8. [Eng. moldy; timber.

molding-mili, s. A planing-mill for shaping Japan. [GOLDEN-MOLE, TALPA, WATER-MOLE.] -ness.)

(2) Pl.: The family Talpidæ (q. v.)... 1. Ord. Lang.: The quality or state of being molding-planes, 8. pl. Joiners' planes for mak. 2. Husbandry: A cylindrical plug of iron three or moldy; mold; moldy growth.

ing moldings, and having various patterns, or con- four inches in diameter, and with a sharp point, “His few Greek books a rotten chest contain'd;

cave and convex soles to form parts of moldings; drawn or driven through the subsoil to make a Whose covers much of mouldiness complain'd." such as hollows and rounds. Match-planes.

drain. Dryden: Juvenal, sat. iii. molding-plow, s. A plow with two mold-boards

A now with two mold.boards mole-amblystoma, 8. 2. Bot.: Aspergillus, a genus of Fungals. to throw the soil right and left; a ridging-plow. Zool.: A tailed amphibian (Amblystoma talpo

idea), family Amblystomidæ, from the islands on mõld -Ing, mõuld -ing, pr. par., a. & 8. [Mold molding-sand, 8. A mixture of sand and loam

the coast of South Carolina. (2), v.]

for making molds for casting. A. & B. As pr. par. & particip. adj.: (See the molding-saw, 8. One or a number of circular mole-but, 8.

saws for blocking out strips for ornamental mold

tolmad. verb.)

Ichthy.: A popular name for Orthagoriscus mola, ings. The strips are fed repeatedly to the saw at

the Short Sun-fish. They generally appear floating C. As substantive:

different angles, and the general outline of the de. on one side, presenting t

na d

on one side, presenting the broad surface of the I. Ordinary Language:

sired molding approximated. The work is gener- other to view. (Yarrel.) 1. The act of forming or casting in a mold. ally completed by revolving planes.

mole-cast, &. The mold thrown up by a mole; 2. Anything cast or formed in or as in a mold. mold -warp, *mõld-wērp, *mould-warp. 8. a mole-hill. II. Figuratively:

(Mid. Eng. mold. molde=mold, earth, and werpen= "In spring let the mole-casts be spread, because they

to throw, to cast; hence, the animal that casts up hinder the mowers.”-Mortimer: Husbandry. 1. Arch.: A term applied to all the varieties of mold or earth; O. Dut. molworp; Dut. mol=a mole; mole-catcher, 8. One whose occupation is to outline or contour given to the angles of the various Icel. moldvarpa=a mole.] A mole. [MOLE (5), catch moles. subordinate parts and features of buildings, 8., 1.] whether projections or cavities, such as cornices,

“ Get moulecatcher cunningly moule for to kill, "Telling me of the moldvarp and the ant."

And harrow and cast abroad every hill." capitals, bases, door or window jambs and heads.&c.

Shakesp.: Henry IV., Pt. I., iii. 1. There are eight sorts of regular moldings: viz., the

Tusser: Husbandrie. ovolo, the talon, the cyma, the cavetto, the torus, moid -y, moulay, a... Eng. mola (1), S.;-. mole-cricket, s. the astragal, the scotia, and the fillet. These mold Covered, overgrown, or filled with mold; musty, Entom.: Any individual of the genus Gryllotalpa ings are not to bo used at hazard, each having cer- mildewed; of the nature of or resembling mold. (a. v.), especially Gryllotalpa vulgaris, which may tain situations adapted to its reception, to which it

"A dungeon wide and horrible, the walls

be taken as a type. It is about an inch and a half must always be applied. Thus, the ovolo and

On all sides furr'd with moldy damps."

long, dark brown in color. In the fore legs there is talon, from their peculiar form, seem intended to

Addison: Milton's Style Imitated out of Æneid iii. a strong analogy with the moles, the tibia (the support other important moldings or members; the

mõle (1), *mold, s. [A. S. mál, maalra spot;

parts employed in digging) being flattened trans. cyma and cavetto, being of weaker contour, should cogn, with Dut. maal; Sw. mål: 0. H. Ger. meil; por

versely to the axis of the body, and terminated by only be used for the cover or shelter of other parts: Ger. maal, Goth. mail; Lat. macula. A spot,

four finger-like processes. Lands infested by the the torus and astragal, bearing a resemblance to a

mole-cricket are recognizable by the color of the mark, or small permanent protuberance on the, rope, appear calculated to bind and fortify the

vegetation which is yellow and withered, from the parts to which they are applied; the use of the

body; spec., a dark-colored patch on the skin,
covered with bair.

roots being eaten off by the insect in its burrowing fillet and scotia is to separate one molding from

operations--not for food, as its diet is chiefly underanother, and to give a varioty to the general profile.

“The random pencil haply hit the mole."

ground insects and worms. It flies occasionally in The ovolo and talon are mostly placed in situations

Whitehead: On Ridioule,

the evening, and its stridulation produces a pote above the level of the eye; when below it, they *mõle . [Lat. mnla (salsa)=the (salt) ca ke somewhat like that of the Goat-sucker. The larve. should only be applied as crowning members. The used in sacrifices.) A cake used in sacrifices.

when first hatched, are white, and they are said to place for the scotia is universally below the level of

“She with the mole all in her handes devoute be three years in arriving at maturity. the eye. When the fillet is very wide, and used

Stode neare the aulter." under the cyma of a cornico, it is termed a corona ;

Surrey: Virgil's Æneid, iv.

mole-eyed, a. Having very small eyes ; having if under a corona it is called a band. The curved

imperfect vision. contours of moldings are portions of either circles möle (3), 8. [Lat. mola=a false conception.]

ole (3), . (Lat. mola=a false conception.] mole-hill, 8. A little hill or hillock of mold or ellipses. In Norman architecture the moldings Med. Juris., Physiol., dc.: A shapeless mass of thrown up by a mole when burrowing underground: were most universally rounds and hollows vari. fleshy substance in the uterus. Moles are of two henco, figuratively used for any very small bill, or ously combined, and frequently broken up into zig, kinds: (1) True, enveloped in a membrane, generally anything of very slight importance as compared zag lines. In English architecture of the Middle filled with blood, though occasionally dry. On with something larger or more important. Ages the moldings are bolder.

cutting into the true inole, parts resembling an T To make a mountain out of a mole-hill: To 2. Joinery: A mode of ornamentation by grooved imperfect foetus will be observed. It is always the exaggerate some very trifling matter. the object. There are numerous varieties, as the the coagula which sometimes accompany men

mole-hole, s. The burrow of a mole. bead, the astragal, the cavetto, the echinus, the struation. They are not the products of conception, mole-plow, s. The mole-plow has a pointed iron fillet, the fascia, the ovolo, the ogee, the cyma, the nor have the enveloping membrane or the thesby shoe, which is attached to the end of a stabdard recta or reversa, the quirk, the boloction, &c. A texture of the true mole.

and drawn along underground, making a track like fate, făt, färe, amidst, whãt, fâll, father; wē, wět, höre, camel, hēr, thêre; pine, pit, sïre, sir, marine; gó, pot,




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that of a mole, establishing a duct to lead water Bot.: Having many wings projecting from a con- necessary that they be foreseen as consenting and cofrom the subsoil, pressing the earth away without vex surface, as the fruit of some ambelliferous operating with the divine assurance offered them, which disturbing the surface. plants, and of moringa. Called also Mill-sail is a thing within their power. (8) There is a mediate

prescience which is neither the free nor the natural knowl. shaped. mole-rat, s.

edge of God, and by which He knows future contingent Zoology:

mõle'-skin, s. &a. [From its being soft, like the events before He forms His decree." 1. Sing.: Spalax typhlus, a mouse-like rodent. skin of a mole.]

Frequent conferences subsequently took place befound in the southeast of Europe, ranging east- A. A8 substantive:

tween the Jesuits and the Dominicans on the disward into Asia. The eyes are rudimentary and Fabric: A strong cotton twilled goods for men's puted points. These meetings were called Congrecovered with skin, so that the animal is quite blind; wear. A kind of fustian, cropped or shorn before gations on the Aids, i.e., on the aids of divine grace. the tail is also rudimentary. The toes are furnished dyeing; beaverteen. with powerful claws, which the animals use in

Mo-lin-ist, s. [See def.]

B. As adj.: Made of the material described in A. Church History (pl.): The followers of Lewis excavating their burrows. Color, yellowish-brown, tinged with ashy-gray. the lower surface with white mo-lest', v.t. [Fr. molester, from Lat. molesto= Molina. MOLINISM.J streaks and spots.

to annoy, from molestus=troublesome; Span. mo- moi-lah. s. Turk.) An honorary title given 2. Pl.: The family Spalacidæ (q. v.).

lestar; Ital. molestare.) To trouble, to disturb, to

), to to any Mohammedan who has acquired considera

vex, to annoy, to incommode, to interfere with. mole-shrew, 8.

tion by the purity of his life, or who holds some Clarendon was informed that, while he led a quiet post relating to worship or the application of the 200l.: Urotrichus, a genus of Desmans (Myo- rural life, he should not be molested."- Macaulay: Hist. principles of the Koran. galidae). The Hairy-tailed Mole-shrew (Urotriclous Eng., ch. xvii. talpoides) is found in Japan, and Gibbs' Mole-shrew

mol-lě, 8. (Latin neut. sing. of mollis=soft.)

st', 8. MOLEST, v.) Trouble. (U. gibbsii) in North America.

“The country life had least molest."

Music: A term applied in medieval music to B mole-track, 8. The course of a mole under

Greene: (From the Morning Garment), p. 309. Iat as opposed to B natural, which was called B ground.

durum. Hence, the term came to signify major mol-ěs-tā'-tion, 8. (French, from molester=to

molesterolo and minor mode, as in the German, e. 9., A dur, the "The pot-trap is a deep earthen vessel set in the molest.) ground, with the brim even with the bottom of the mole

key of A major; A moll, the key of A minor. Hence,

1. Ord. Lang.: The act of molesting or disturb- too, the French formed the word bémol, a flat. tracks." --- Mortimer: Husbandry.

ing; disturbance, annoyance, interference; the state mole-tree, 8. of being molested or disturbed.

mol-1ě-bart, s. [Flem, mollbaert.] Botany: A popular name for the Caper-spurge

“From outward molestation free."

Agric.: A Flemish implement consisting of a large (Euphorbia lathyris).

Wordsworth: Excursion, bk. vi. shovel drawn by a horse and guided by a man. mole-warp, 8. (MOLDWARP.)

2. Scots Law: The troubling or interfering with molle-ton, s. (Fr.) Swan-skin; a kind of woolen

one in the possession of his lands. An action of blanketing used by printers. mõle, v. t. (MOLE (5), s.]

molestation arises chiefly in questions of commonty *mõi'-11-āte, v. t. (Lat. mollis=soft.) To make 1. To clear of moles or mole-hills. or of controverted marches or boundaries.

soft or easy. 2. To burrowin; to form holes in, as a mole. mo-lěst -ēr, s. (Eng. molest; -er.] One who or

“Soon will you molliate your way." mo-lěc-u-lar, a. (Eng. molecul(e); -ar] Of or that which molests, disturbs, or annoys; a dig.

The Poet Bantered (1702), p. 23. pertaining to molecules; consisting of molecules.


mõ1-11-ěn-7-81-a, 8. (Mod. Latin, from Greek "The displeaser and molester of thousands."-Milton: molein=to go, and nēsos=an island. " The spectra of these variously constituted molecules Church Government, bk, ii. (Pref.) are very definite, and, for the same degree of molecular

Ichthy.: A genus of mud-eating Cyprinodonts complexity, have a strange family likeness to each other." mo-lest'-ful, *mo-lést'-full, a. (Eng. molest, from tropical America, closely allied to Pecilia - London Times.

ful(?).) Causing molestation; troublesome, annoy. (q.v.), but with a larger dorsal fin, of twelve or | The solid, the liquid, and the gaseous states ing, harassing.

more rays. Five species are known. The males

“Pride hated as molestfull and mischievous." are beautifully colored, and their dorsal fin much are considered to be molecular states of bodies. -Barrow: Sermons, vol, i., ser. 22.

enlarged. In Mollienesia hellerii, the lower caudal molecular-attraction, R.

*mo-lěst'-iě, 8. (Lat. molestia, from molestus= rays of the mature male are prolonged into a Physics : An attraction tending to draw together troublesome.] Molestation, trouble.

sword-shaped, generally black and yellow, append. molecules of the same body. It is exerted only at *mo-lěst:-1-oŭs, a. (Lat. molestus.] Trouble

age. infinitely small distances, and produces cohesion, some, annoying.

mol-11-ent, a. (Lat. molliens, pr. par. of mollio affinity, or adhesion

mči-gu-la, 8. [Mod. Latin, from Gr. molgos=a

=to soften; mollis=soft.) Softening, easing, as. molecular-combination, 8. hide, a skin; probably from *melgö=to strip off.).

suaging, emollient. Chem.: The combination of molecules without “Zooi.: A genus of Ascidiadæ (q. v.). The body is mol-1l-ent-ly, adv. [Eng. mollient; •ly.] In the alteration of the active atomicity of any of attached or free, and more or less globular. The an assuaging or easing manner; so as to assuage or their constituents. Water of crystallization con- orifices are very contractile, the oral has six and ease. tained in any salt is a combination of this nature. the atrial four lobes. They are found between tide mõi:-11-f1-a-ble, a. (Eng. mollify; -able.) Camolecular-forces, 8. pl.

marks and down to a depth of twenty-five fathoms. pable of being mollified or softened.

Surface membranous, usually covered with extraPhysics : Certain attractions and repulsions

moi-11-fi-cā'-tion. 8. (Fr., from Lat. mollifiwhich keep molecules of matter together without neous substances. Five species are recorded.

catus, pa. par, of mollifico=to mollify (q.v.); Sp. touching each other.

tmõ-1ī-měn, 8. (Lat.)

molificacion; Ital. mollificazione.] molecular-formula, s.

Anat. & Physiol.: Great effort. (Used specifically 1. The act of mollifying or softoning. of menstruation.)

“For induration or mollification, it is to be inquired Chem.: A formula in which the atomic compo. sition of a molecule is expressed, without reference

"The effect of the menstrual molimen is felt by the what will make metals harder and harder."-Bacon: Phys. to the manner in which the elements are combined whole system."-Tanner: Prac. of Medicine, ii. 359.

iological Remains. with each other; thus the molecular-formula of *mo-lim-I-nous, a. (Lat. molimen (genit. mo

2. Pacification, mitigation, appeasing. ferric hydrate is Fe2H606. [FORMULA.]

liminis) =great exertion, from molior=to toil, to "I am to hull here a little longer. Some mollification exert one's self, from moles=a heap. Massive,

for your giant, sweet lady."-Shakesp.: Twelfth Night, i. 5. molecular-motion, s. weighty, important, grave.

mặ1-11-fi-ẽ, 8. [Eng. mollify; -er.] tremely small particles of any substance immersed the world."-H. More: Mystery of Godliness.

1. One who or that which mollifies. in water, or other liquid, are examined under the

"The root hath a tender, dainty heat; which, when it

mo'-line. 8. [Lat. molinus=pertaining to a mill: cometh above ground to the sun and air, vanisheth; for microscope. It is on account of molecular-motion

mola=a mill.) The crossed iron sunk in the center it is a great mollifier."--Bacon: Nat. Hist., 8 863. in small particles of mud in a turbid pond that the

of the upper millstone for receiving the spindle water is so long in becoming clear.

2. One who pacifies, mitigates, or appeases. fixed in the lower stone; a mill-rynd. molecular-quantities, s. pl.

mõl-11-fý, *mol-e-fy, *mol-i-fy, v. t. & i. (Fr. moline-cross, s. Chem.: Quantities taken in the proportion of

mollifier, from Lat. mollifico, from mollis=soft, and

Her.: A cross socalled from its resembling a mill. facio=to make; Sp. molificar; Ital. mollificare.] their molecular weights.

rynd in shape. It is borne both inverted and remolecular-volume, s. bated, and sometimes saltire-wise or in saltire.

A. Transitive: Chem.: The relative volume which molecular mõ-lin-1-a, s. [Named after Dr. Molina who

*1. To soften; to make soft or tender. quantities occupy. It is found by dividing the wrote in 1782 on Chilian plants. ]

2. To soften, ease, or assuage, as pain. molecular weight by the specific gravity.

Bot.: A genus of grasses, tribe Festucex, family

“They have not been closed, neither bound up, neither Bromide. molecular-weight, 8.

mollifted with ointment."--Isaiah i. 6.
The spikelets are nearly terete, in a
slender panicle, with one to four flowers, the upper-

3. To pacify, to appease, to soothe, to quiet. Chem.: The weight of the smallest particle of a most imperfect. The flower glumes awnless, with

" Chiron mollifted his cruel mind compound which can exist. It is found by adding three very strong nerves; fruit nearly tetragonous.

With art.Dryden: Ovid; Art of Love, i. together the weights of all the atoms of the several Known species four, from the North Temperate 4. To qualify, to temper; to lessen anything harsb elements which have united to form the molecules Zone. There are two varieties of M.cærulea--the or burdensome; to tone down; to moderate. of the compound body. The molecular weight of true species and M. depauperata, the latter some- *5. To make pleasant. acetic acid, C2H4O2=60. times made a distinct species. M. varia is said by

"The vocal flute. mo-lěc-u-lăr-1-tý, s. (Eng. molecular; -ity.] Endlicher to be deleterious to cattle,

Crowns his delight, and mollifies the scene." The quality or state of being molecular or consist. Mõ'-lin-Ism, s. (See def.]

'Shenstone: The Ruined Abbey. ing of molecules.

Church Hist.: The tenets of Lewis Molina. a *B. Intrans.: To become soft. mol -ě-cüle, 8. (Fr., from Lat. moles=a mass.) Spanish Jesuit, who taught in the Portuguese mõl-11-nět, 8. (Fr. moulinet.] A mill of small Chem. : The smallest quantity of an element or monastery of Evora, and in 100 publish

monastery of Evora, and in 1588 published a book size. compound which is capable of separate existence, on the union of grace and free will. It gave offense

It gave offense moil-ite, amed after C. or which can exist in the free or uncombined state to the Dominicans and others, and a Congregation site (Min.) "I could never see the difference between the anti

in Rome was appointed to examine the work. In

ork. In Min.: The same as LAZULITE (q. v.). quated system of atoms and Buffon's organic molecules."

their third Session they, on January 16, 1598, thus -Paley: Natural Theology, ch. xxii. stated its teaching:

mõl-lit-1-ēş (t as sh), 8. [Latin=movableness, mõ-lěn-di-na-ceoūs (ce as sh), mõl-ěn-di- be

“(1) A reason or ground of God's predestination is to flexibility, pliability, softness; from mollis=tender,

be found in man's right use of his free will. (2) That pliable, sort.) när-1-ods, a. (Lat. molendinarius, from molendi. the grace which God bestows to enable men to persevere Path.: Softening; as Mollities 088ium=softening num=a mill-house, from mola=a mill.)

in religion may become the gift of perseverance, it is of the bones. [SOFTENING.) boul, boy; pout, Jówl; cat, cell, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, aş; expect, Xenophon, ezist. ph = f.

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