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fouth. Moon withing all the lae right
mon-6-pet-a-loŭs, a. (Pref. mono; Gr. peta. mõn--plăst, 8. [Pref. mono-, and Gr. plassõ= company to make, sell, export, import, boy, or Lon=a petal (q.v.), and Eng. sufl. -ous.] to form.]
otherwiso deal in any commodity or number of comBot.: Having the petals coherent into a single Anat. & Biol.: An animal cell, an elementary modities. Thus, a patent for an invention gives the piece; gamopetalous, sympetalous. organism.
patentee the exclusive right of making or dealing mo-no-phāne, 8. [Gr. monophanēs=appearing mõn-o-plăs'-tic, a. [Pref. mono-, and English
Prof mon and English in the article patented. to shine in one direction. ) plastic.]
“He thinks he can never trade to his advantage, unless Min.: The same as EPISTILBITE (q. v.). Biol.: Retaining the original form; having but he can have the monopoly of every thing he values."
South; Sermons, vol. v., ser. 10. mo-noph'-an-oŭs, a. [Gr. monos=alone, single,
one form; not susceptible of metà morphosis. and phainö=to appear.] Similar in appearance to
mõn-o-plē'-gl-a, s. (Pref. mono-, and Gr. plēgë_ 2. That which is the subject of a monopoly; as, something else; resembling each other. =a stroke.
Opium is a government monopoly in India; tbe mõn-o-phón'-ic, a. (Gr. monos=alone, single, limb of the subject. Pathol.: A stroke of paralysis affecting but one Standard Oil Company bave a monopoly.
3. The assuming or claiming right to or possession and phõnē=sound.) Mus.: A term applied to a composition having mõn-6-pleür-8-bră n-chi-anş, s. pl. [Mono.
of anything to the exclusion of others; as, He claims
a monopoly of the conversation. but one part; single-voiced. PLEUROBRANCHIATA.] The English name of the
II. Law: The only monopolies that the laws of Monopleurobranchiata (q. v.). mô-nắph-thăng, 8. [Gr, monophthonggos: from
the United States and the individual states look monos= alone, single, and phthonggos=sound.]
mõn-o-pleür-o-brăi-chi-ā-tą, 8. pl. [Prefix upon with favor consist of the Post Office, wbich is 1. A simple vowel sound.
mono; Gr. pleuron=pleura=a rib, and brangchion a government monopoly, and the rights granted to 2. A combination of two written vowels pro=a gill.)
individuals under the Patent and Copyright laws; nounced as one.
Zool.: De Blainville's name for the section of a patent covering a period of seventeen years with
gasteropodous mollusks, now called, after Cuvier, no renewal except by a special act of Congress, and mon-oph-thong-al, a.. [Eng. monophthong; Tectibranchiata (q. v.). Named also Pomato- a copyright twenty-eight years with a renewal of al.] Pertaining to or consisting of a simple vowel- branchia (q. v.).
fourteen years if certain conditions are complied sound.
mõn-op-neu-mo-na, 8. pl. [Pref. mono-, and
with. Monopolies commonly known as Trusts are mõn-o-phy-1ět'-Ic, a. [Gr. monos=alone, single, Eng. pneumonia.]
looked upon with odium, and various states have and phylē=a tribe, a family.] Of or pertaining to a Zool.: A sub-order of the Dipnoi.
enacted laws making a Trust an illegal combination single family.
of individuals. Some of the early English sover. mo-nop'-no-a, 8. [Pref. mono-, and Gr. pnoe=
eigns assumed to themselves the right of granting monophyletic hypothesis, 8. wind, breathing.)
to certain favored subjects the monopoly, or sole Biol.: The hypothesis of descent which endeavors Zool. & Palæont.: Professor Owen's name for a right of selling and dealing in particular com: to trace the origin of all individual groups of organ- subdivision of reptiles containing all those which modities. This pretended prerogative was carried isms to a single common species of Moneron, which do not live in the water.
to a most injurious length in the reign of Queen originated by spontaneous generation. It is op. Mõn -o-põdes, s. pl. (Pref, mono-, and Gr. pous Elizabeth, and led to the passing of the Statute of posed to Polyphyletic (q. v:).
(genit. podos) =a foot.) À fabulous one-legged race Monopolies, 21 Jac. I., c. 3; which, while declaring “I consider it best in the meantime to adopt the of Africans described by old travelers.
the illegality of such grants of exclusive trading in monophyletic hypothesis of descent both for the animal mõn-o-po-di-ăl, adj. (Pref. mono-, and English
general, contained an exception in favor of new and and vegetable kingdom."- Haeckel: Hist, Creation, ii. 46. podial.)
original inventions in manufacture, and enacted
that the declaration against monopolies should not mo-noph -ỹl-loňs, a. (Gr. monophyllos: from Bot. : Possessing a monopodium.
extend to letters patent and grants of privilege, for monog=alone, single, and phyllon=a leaf.]
mõn-o-po-di-ŭm, 8. [Pref. mono-, and Gr. pous the term of fourteen years or under, of the sole Bot.: Having only one leat; formed of one leaf; (genit. podos)=a foot.)
working of any manner of new manufactures within gamophyllous, symphyllous.
Bot.: A continuous single vegetable axis; the
the realm, to the true and first inventor thereof, mo-nõph-gi-lặs, 8. (MONOPHYLLOUS.) opposite of sympodium.
provided such manufactures were not in use by Zool.: Redman's Bat: a genus with a single spe. mo-nop:-/-dỹ, s. (Gr. monos=alone, single, and others at the time of granting the letters-patent.
Upon this exception, which, to a certain extent, cies belonging to the sub-family Phyllostominæ. pous (genit. podos)=a foot. group Glossophagm. The wing expanse is abont Pros.: A measure consisting of only a single foot. recognizes the royal prerogative, the modern Eng. twelve inches; the fur grayisb-brown above, with *mo-nop'-0-lēr, 8. [Eng. monopol(y): -er.) A Tish law of patents for inventions in manufactures the tips of the hair slightly hoary; dusky gray, monopolist.
may be considered to rest. tipped with white, on the lower surface; wing; mo-nop -8-lişm, s. (English monopol(y); -ism.)
(,). 1 măn-6-p81-8-15gue, 8. [Gr, monossalone, sinh membranes dark brown. Habitat, Jamaica and Monopolizing, monopoly.
gle; polyr=many, and logos=a word, a spoech.] An Cuba.
entertainment in which a single actor sustains ser"A land of monopolism and conservatism."-Nature; eral characters. mon-o-phy-0-dont, a. & 8. [Gr. monos=once; vol. xxiv. (1881), p. 602. phyo=to generate, and odous (genit. odontos) =a mo-nop'-Ó-list, s. [Eng. monopol(y); -ist.]
mõn-o-pri-o-nid-1-an, a. (Prefix mono-, and tooth. (Owen.)]
dimin of Gr. priön =a saw.]
1. One who monopolizes; one who has a monop 200l. (of graptolites): Having only a single row A. A: adj.: A term applied to the dentition oly or exclusive command over any branch of trade, of hydrothecæ or cellules in the simple or branched described under B., or to a mammal having such a or article of production; one who is licensed for the polypary. dentition. exclusive manufacture, sale, or purchase of any
NOPTERON. “Such & dentition
is also monophyodont." article; one who buys up the whole available stock Ency. Brit. (ed. 9th), xv. 352. of any commodity in order to resell at an advanced
A. As adj.: Shaped or formed like a monopteron. price. B. As substantive: ,
B. As subst.: A monopteron. Zool. : One of the two classes into which Profes; thing to the exclusion of others.
2. One who assumes or claims the right to any mo-nop'-tēr-on, mo-nop'-tēr-os, s. (Gr. mo sor Owon divided the Mammalia, " in regard to the
nopteros, from mono
pteron=a wi times of formation and the succession of teeth."
“Some green heads, as void of wit as thought, a row.) It includes those which have no milk-dentition, as
Suppose themselves monopolists of sense."
Arch.: A species of temple without walls, and
Cowper: Conversation, 625, composed of columns arranged in a circle, and sudthe true Cetacea. "Monophvodonts, or those that generate a single set of acquire a monopoly. mon-op-8-list-Ic, a. In a manner intended to porting a cupola, or a conical roof. Called also a
Monopteral. teeth."-Owen: Class. of Mammalia, p. 16. MO-noph'--sīte, 8. & a. [Greek monos=alone,
*mon-6-pol -I-tan, s. (Eng. monopoly; t con mõn-op-tēr-ės, s. (MONOPTERON.)
nective; suff. -an.) A monopolist or monopolizer. Ichthy.: A genus of physostomous fishes, family single, and physis=nature.)
“Monopolitans of starch, tin, fish, cloth, &c."-Oldys: Symbranchidæ (q.v.). Monopterus javanicus is er. A. As substantive: Life of Sir W. Raleigh.
tremely common in the East Indian Archipelago. Church Hist. (pl.): Those who with Eutyches *mo-nop'-0-lite, s. (MONOPOLY.] A monopolist. It is upward of three feet long. believed that there was only one nature in Christ, “You marchant mercers, and monopolites."
mo-nop'-tóte, s. (Gr. mor
monoptötos=having bat namely, that of the Word, who became incarnate, and that the divine and human elements in that onemo-nop:-o-lize. v. t. [Eng, monopol(y): -ize.)
Sylvester: Du Bartas; day 3, wk. 1, 522. one case: monos=single, and ptõsis=a falling, a
case. nature were blended as the body and soul in man.
Gram.: A noun which has but one oblique case(For the early history of the Monophysites, see 1. To obtain or possess a monopoly of; to have endin
of; to have ending. HIAN.) In the sixth century, when the exclusive command over for production, sale, or
mõn-op-tỹg-ma, a. (Pref. mono, and Gr. ptygma Monophysites were in considerable adversity, their purchase. prosperity was restored by the eloquence and zeal 2. To obtain or hold oxclusive possession of; to =anything folded, a fold; ptyssõ=to fold, to double of a certain monk, Jacobus or James, surnamed engross. Baradwus or Zanzalus. He died at Edessa in A. D. It is natural that they should demand a division of
Zool.: A genus of holostomatous prosobranchiate 578. From him the Monophysites are often ealled the common property among all the citizens rather than gasteropods, family Pyramidellidæ (q. v.). The Jacobites. They established two bishops or patri- 8 patriallow it to be monopolized by a few unscrupulous men."
shells are beautiful and delicate. The animal bas Lewis: Cred. Early Roman Hist. (1855), ii. 131.
short tentacles, with the eyes at their inner bases. archs, one at Alexandria, with jurisdiction over Egypt and Abyssinia; and the other at Antioch, mo-nop'-0-liz-ēr, 8. [Eng. monopoliz(e); -er.)
opolizle): ver.) rudimentary tongue, and elongated, narrow foot. with jurisdiction over Syria and Armenia. When One who monopolizes; one who holds a monopoly: Twelve species are known. the Mohammedans were struggling for power, it was a monopolist.
mõn-o-pg-rē -noŭs, a. (Pref. mono; Gr. pyrën their policy to protect all heretical sects with the Patentees and monopolizers in the trade of booksell. =a stone or kernel, and Eng. suti. -ous. view of making them thorns in the sides of the ing."- Milton: Areopagitica.
Bot.: Having but a single stone or kernel. Church. They did so at first to the Monophysites, mo-nõp-0-1ř. *mon-o-po-le. s. (Lat. monopo mon-or-găn-ic, a. (Pref. mons, and English but afterward oppressed them. In the seventh lium: from Gr. monopolion = the right of monop- organic (q. V.).] Belonging to or affecting one organ century the Monopbysite originated the Mono- oly: monopolia = monopoly: monos = single, and or set of organs. thelite controversy. [MONOTHELITE.] The Egyp- põleõ=to sell, to traffic; Fr. monopole.) tians and the Abyssinians are still Monophysites.
mon-o-rhyme, 8. (Greek monorrhythmos; from Ordinary Lanou .
monos=alone, single, and rhythmor=rhythm.) A B. As adj.: Of or belonging to the Monopbysites; 1. An exclusive trading right over; the exclusive
composition or verse, in which all the lines end in Eutychian right or privilege of production, sale, or purchase
the same rhyme. mon-8-phỹ-sit-Ic-al, a. (Eng. monophysit(e); of any commodity; the sole right or power of sell- mon-or-mi-a, s. [Pref. mon., and Gr. ormiara ical.
ing any commodity; the exclusive right or privilege fishing-line.) Church Hist.: Of or pertaining to the Monophy- of trading in any community, or with any country; Bot.: A genus of Nostochaceæ (Confervoid Algæ) sites, or their doctrines.
license from the proper authority to any person or founded by Berkeley. fate, făt, färe, amidst, whãt, fåll, father; w), wět, hëre, camel, hêr, thêre; pine, pit, sire, sir, marine; gó, pot,
2757 mõn--sěp'-al-ońs, a. (Pref. mono, and Eng. mon-8-881-la-bled (bled as beld), a. (Eng. mõn:-/-tone, s. (Fr.) [MONOTONY.) sepalous (q.v.).]
monosyllabl(e); ed.) Reduced to a monosyllable. I. Ord. Lang.: Monotony; sameness of style in Bot.: Having one sopal, i e., the sepals united
“Nine taylors, if rightly spellid,
writing or speaking. into a single piece; gamosepalous.
Into one man are monosyllabled."
II. Technically: mo-no-gls, 8. (Gr. monosis=solitariness, single Dess.
mõn--gym-mět:-ri-cal, a. (Pref. mono-, and 1. Music: A single noto or key; the reciting of Bot.: The isolation of one organ from the rest. Eng. symmetrical.).
words on a single note without inflections. mõn-0-so-ma-ta, mõn-8-80-mā'-t1-a (tias into
Bot. A term used of flowers which can be divided “A kind of chaunt that frequently varies very little from as into two exactly equal parts.
a monotone."-Mason: Church Musick, p. 96. ono-, and Greek söma (genit. mõn-o-tog'-carón Grmonos=alone, single. 2. Khet.: A sameness of sound; the utterance of somatos)=the body.) Zool.: An order of Rhizopoda, established by and tessares=four.) A harmony of the four gospels: words in one unvaried key, without inflection or
cadence. comprising those which consist of only a a single narrative compiled from a collection of single animal. They are naked or inclosed in a the four gospels.
mon-0-tone, v. t. or i. (MONOTONB, 8.) capsule, with one opening for the extrusion of the mon-0-thăl-a-man, s. (MONOTHALAMIA.] One Music: To recite words on a single noto without motor filaments. Families, Proteidæ and Arcel of the Monothalamia (q. v.).
inflections. lidæ. (Dallas.)
mõn-o-tha-la-m1-a. 8. pl. [Pref. mono-, and mon-o-ton-ic, mõn-0-ton-Ic-al, a. [Eng. mon-0-spērm, 8. (Pref. mono, and Gr. sperma Gr. thalamos=an inner'room or chamber.) . monoton(e); -ic; -ical.) Monotonous. cseed.)
Zool.: A division or sub-order of Foraminifera, mo-not-o-nist, 8. [Eng. monoton(e); -ist.] Ono Bot.: A plant having one seod,
embracing those which have only a single chamber. who mõn'--spērm-oŭs, a. (Eng. monosperm; ous.]
The animals consist of sarcode, with a calcareous
mo-not-o-noŭs, a. (Gr. monotonos consisting Bot.: Having but one seed. the Polythalamia, from which the Monothalamia of a single sound: monos= alone, single, and tonosa
p. monotono.] mõn-o-gphéri-Yala Prel. mono and Eng. are discriminated, are monothalamous in the early a tone; Fr. monotone, Ital. &
sind spherical (g.v.).] Consisting of or having a single st
1. Characterized by or full of monotony or samen stage of their existonco.
ness of sound; continued in the same noto without sphore.
mõn-o-thăi-2-moŭs a. (MONOTHALAMIA.)
inflection or cadence. mo-nos-ta-choŭg. a. Pref. mono-, and Gr. , Zool.: Possessing only a single chamber;_uni.
“ As a voice that chants alone ... stachus=an ear of corn.). * locular. Used of the chambered shells of the Fora.
In monotonous undertone." Bot.: Having a single spike. minifera and the gasteropodous mollusca.
Longfelloro: Golden Legends mõn-0-stëar-In. 8. [Pref. mono-. and English mon-o-thal-mic, a. [MONTHALAMIA.]
2. Tiresome, wearying; destitute of change or stearin (q.v..]
Bot. (of fruits): Formed from one pistil.
variety; as, a monotonous occupation, a monotonouo Chem. (CH)" (OH) (C18H350m). Prepared by mõn-6-the-cal, a. (Pref, mono-, and Gr. theke life.. heating a mixture of stearic acid and glycerin to sa box, a chest, and Eng. suff. -al.]
mo-not-6-noŭs-ig, ado. (English monotonous; 200° in a sealed tube for forty hours. It crystallizes Bot.: Having only one theca or loculament.
-ly.) In a monotonous manner or tone; without in small white needles, which melt at 61% and resolidify at 60°
mõn--thë-Ism, s. (Prof. monos=alone, single, change or variety. mõn-0-stich, s. (Gr. monostichos=consisting of
and Eng. theism (q. v.); Fr. monothéisme.) Thermo-not-o-nos-něns, 8. [Eng. monotonore; only one verse : mono8=single, and stichos=a verse.] THENOTHEISM doctrine or belief of the existence of only one God. -ners.] The quality or state of being monotonous;
monotony, sameness. A poem consisting of but a single verse.
"[The Jews] have continued firm in their abhorrence of mo-nos-ti-choüs, a. (Pref. mono-, and stichos=
mo-not-o-nỹ, 8. [Gr. monotonia=sameness of idolatry, and in their adherence to pure monotheism gound: monos=alone, single, tonos=a tone; French line verse.]
under every persecution."--Cogan: Jewish Dispensation, Bot.: Having a single row of flowers, &c., on one ch. ii., 87.
monotonie; Ital. & Sp. monotonia.] side of the axis, as in some species of grasses.
1. The quality or state of being monotonous; uni. mõn--thë-Ist, 8. [Pref. mono., and Eng. theist formity of sound. mo-nos-to-ma, 8. pl. - (Pref. mono-, and Greek (q. v.); Fr. monothéiste.] A supporter or advocate
"Our earliest poets were fond of multiplying the samo stoma=the mouth.) of monotheism (q. v.).
final sound to the most tedious monotony." - Wartoni Zool.: A sub-order of Hydrozoa or Hydromeduse,
"The general propensity to the worship of idols was Hist. Ena. Poetry i. 21. order Discophora or Acalophæ.
totally subdued ; and they became monotheists in the
2. Unchanging and unvarying sameness; want of mo-nos-tro-phě, 8. (Pref. mono-, and Gr. strophe ch. i1., 87.
variety; irksomeness. za strophe.) Prosody: Written in but one measure; having món -o-tho-Is-tic, a. Pref. mono-, and English “Monotony is the great fault into which writers are apt
to fall, who are fond of harmonious arrangement" theistic (q. v.).] Of or portaining to monotheism but one strophe. (q. v.).
Blair: Lectures, vol. i., lect. 13. mon-6-stróph-Ic, a. (Gr. monostrophos=con. *** Not only did Abraham introduce the Aryan monothe. mon-o-trēm-2-ta, 8. pl. (Pref. mono-, and Gr. ) sisting of a single strain: monos=alone, single, and istio conception of Jehovah, but in after ages fresh normale trēmara hole, from tetraino=to bore through, to strophé=a turning, a strophe. Having only one sions were constantly received from the original Chalu pierce.l strophe; written in one unvaried measure; not vary. source."-Brit. Quarterly Review, 1873, p. 854.
2001.: An order or sub-class of mammals called ing in measure.
Mo-noth-el-ism, s. (MONOTHELITISM.)
by Prof. Huxley Prototheria (q. v.). They have "The dithyramb of Lasus eventually became mono Mo-noth-el-ite, s. [Gr. monos=alone, single,
only one aperture for the urinary, genital strophic."- Donaldson: Theater of the Greeks, p. 37. and thelėsis=will.] A supporter of the doctrine of
tinal canals. The nictitating membrane, or third món:-0-stýle, a. (Gr. monos=alone, single, and Monothelitism (g. v.).
eyelid, is well developed, as are the mammary stylos=a pillar, a sty
glands; there are no nipples. Teeth, if present, Architecture:
mo-noth-ě-11t-Ic, a. [Eng. monothelit(e); -ic.] consisting of four horny plates. There is an outer 1. A torm avplied to the pillars of medieval archi. Of or pertaining to the Monothelites or Monothe- clavienl.
O- clavicular bone, and the coracoid bones are ex. tocture when they consist of a single shaft, in dislitism.
tended to the anterior end of the sternum. In varitinction to Polystyle.
MO-noth --lit-Ism, 8. [English monothelit(e); ous respects they approach birds. They to a certain 2. Applied to a building which is of the same style •ism.)
extent connect mammals with reptiles. Darwin of architecture throughout.
Church Hist.: The doctrine of the Monothelites, believes that the earliest mammals in some respecta
that Christ had but one will in His two natures. resembled Monotremata. It contains two genera, mỏn-8-sỹI-lăbo-Ic, măn-8-soi-lăbo-lc-al, adj.
The Greek emperor Heraclius, having consulted Ornithorhynchus (Duck-mole), and Echidna (Por (Pref. mono-, and Eng. syllabic, syllabical.]
ch of Constantinople, a Syrian, cupine Ant-eater), both Australian forms. I. Ordinary Language:
descended from Monophysite parents, as to how mõn-o-trēm'-a-toňs, a. (Mod. Lat. monotrem1. Consisting of a single syllable; as, a monosyl
that sect could be reconciled to the Church, the atta: ing. adi, suif. ous.] Of or pertaining to the
prelate gave it as his opinion that it might be hel labic word. without prejudice to the truth or to the authority
Monotremata (q.v.). 2. Consisting of monosyllables; as, monosyllabic
of the Council of Chalcedon, which had condemned mõn-0-trēme, 8. [MONOTREMATA.) An indiverse.
the Monophysites, that, after the union of the two vidual belonging to the Monotremata (q.v.). II. Philol.: Applied to those languages in which natures in Christ, there was but one will and one each word is a simple, unintlected root. Such are operation of will. In 630 Heraclius issued an edict, triolo
mon-6-trig:-1ph, 8. (Prof. mono, and Eng. the Chinese, Siamese, Burmese, Thibetan, &c. requiring the acceptance of this tenet, and for a "
ti triglyph (9. v.).)
I for a Årch.: The interval observed between the col. "If we met with monosyllabio tongues in different parts while he seemed successful; but in 633 Sophronius,
umns of a Doric portico, where a space is left sufof the earth, we should have no right to infer their con a monk of Palestine, opposed Monothelitism at the
ficient for the insertion of one triglyph only between mection." - Whitney: Life and Growth of Language, ch. xii. Council of Alexandria, and the following year, being those immediately over two contiguous columns. monosyllabic-echo, 8.
made Patriarch of Jerusalem, he assembled a counAcoustics: An echo of which only the last syllablo C1:19
cil and condemned it. Sergius of Constantinoplemo-not-ro-pa, 8. [Pref, mono, and Gr. tropos=
still maintained his old opinion, and in 639 drew up, a turn. So named from the curved raceme.) can be heard. It arises when one stands 112-5 feet in thanam
in the name of the emperor, an Ecthesis, or formula Bot.: The Bird's Nest; the typical genus of the from the reflector.
of faith. The sa mo year Pope John IV., in a council order Monotropaceæ (q.v.), Flowers campanulate. mon-0-8ði-la-bişm, 8. [Eng. monosyllab(le); held at Rome, rejected the Ecthesis and condemned the upper in four or five, the lower in four divisions; ism.) A predominance of monosyllables.
the Monothelites. They were again condemned in sepals and petals erect, colored, membranous, sar: “Recent doubts on Monosyllabism in Philological
the sixth Ecumenical Council (Constantinople), cate at the base; stameng eight to ten ; ovary for Classification, by Hyde Clarke, Brit. Assoc. Rep. (1880). beld 680-681. The Maronites of Lebanon embraced or five celled, eight to ten furrowed capsule, locup. 621.
Monothelitism, but wero reconciled to the Church cidally five-valved. Known species three or four. in 1182.
Found in woods near the roots of firs and beech. mõn-0-8ỹ1-12-ble, s. & a. (Fr. monosyllabe, from Lat. monosyllabos, from Gr. monosyllabos=of
mo-not-o-mą, 8. (Pref. mono-, and Gr. tomēra mõn-o-tro-på-com, mõn-o-tro-pě-a, 8. pl. opo syllable: monos=alone, single, and syllabëra cutting.)
[Mod. Lat. monotrop(a), and Lat. fom. pl. adj.suff.
Entom.: A genus of Lathridiidæ, having the knob syllable (q. v.).]
-aceæ or -eæ.] of the antenna (the tenth joint) solid, being of oneBot.: Fir-rapes; an order of Hypogynous Exo A. As subst.: A word of only ono syllable. piece; the body is long.
gens, alliance Ericales. It consists of parasites “In monosyllables his thunders roll."
mo-not-o-moŭs, a. (Gr. monos=alono, single, growing on the roots of firs or other troes. The Churchill: Rosotad. and tomë=a cutting : temnd=to cut. I
stems are covered with scales instead of true leaves: B. 48 adj.: Consisting of only one syllablo; mon. Min.: Having a cleavage distinct only in a single the flowers are in terminal spikes or racemesi osyllabic. (Cowper: Works, xv. 320.) diroction.
sopals four or five : petals four or five, saccate at the boll, boy; poat, Jowl; cat, cell, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, aş; expect, Xenophon, epist. ph =
base or cohering into a gamopetalous corolla ; sta. mõn-soðn', *mon-son, *mon-zoon, 8. [Italian *mon-strå'-tion, s. (Lat. monstratio, from mon mens eight to ten, some lined with as many recurved monsone, from Malay músim=a season, a monsoon, stratus, pa. par, of monstro=to show.) A demon. glands; ovary round, four or five-furrowed, one from Arab. mawsim=a time, a season; Fr. monson, stration, a showing, a proof. celled with five parietal placenta at the apex. monçon, mousson; Port. monsão; Sp. monzon.]
"Geuing thereby as a certaine monstracion, howe he Found in North America, Europe, and Asia. Known
I. Ordinary Language:
was the author of his death."-Grafton: Henry II. (an. 33.) genera, six; species, ten. (Lindley.)
1. In the samo sense as II. 1, 2. mõn -o-type, a. & s. [Pref. mono-, and English
*mon-strā'-tõr, 8. (Lat.) A demonstrator; an
2. A breed of race-horses, descended from a horse exhibitor. type (q. v.).)
so named. A. As adj.: Consisting of a single typo or repre
*mon-stri-çide, s. (Lat. monstrum=a monster,
II. Meteorology: sentative.
and cædo (in comp. cido)=to kill.] The slaughter
1. (Pl.): A modification of the trade winds, oper- of a monster. i B. As subst.: The solo or only type: espec., a solo ativo from the Tropic of Cancer to Lat. 7° S., and “He would nave committed not unjustifiable monstrispecies which constitutes a genus, family, &c.
from the coast of Africa through the Indian Ocean cide."--Thackeray: Virginians, ch. XXV.
and tho Bay of Bengal to Japan and the Western mon-o-týp-Ic, a. [Eng monotype); -ic.] The Pacific. There are two monsoons, the Southwest
*mon-strif-ēr-oŭs, a. [Lat. monstrum=a monsame as MONOTYPE, A. (q. v.)
ern and the Northeastern. The latter prevails ster, Jero=to bear, to produce, and Eng. adj. sub. mo-nov-a-lent, 8. [Pref. mono-, and Lat. valens from October to April, and the former from April to ous.] Bearing or producing monsters. (genit, valentis), pa, par, of valeo=to hay strength October. The bursting of the monsoon commences “This monstriferous empire of women."--Knox: First or power.] (See the compound.)
the rainy season in India, the southwestern bring. Blast.
ing that of Bombay and Central India, and the mõn-strós-1-tř. *mõn-stroc'-1-tě. 8. (Moxmonovalent-element, 8. northeastern that of Madras and other parts of the
STRUOSITY.] Chem. : Monad. Univalent element. A term ap east coast. (RAINY-SEASON.) The monsoons are plied to those elements whose atom-fixing power is caused by the unequal heating of the land and 1. Ordinary Language: equal to that of one atom of hydrogen.
water and of the several land masses themselves in 1. The quality or state of being monstrous or out mo-nos-y-lon (pl. mo-nox'-y-la), 8. [Greek their great use in bringing rain to countries which the rogions which they affect. Independently, of of the ordinary or common course of nature.
"We desire no records of such enormities; sins should monoxylog=made from a single pieco of wood; otherwise would degenerato into deserts, they are be accounted new, that so they may be esteemed monmonos=alone, single, and xylon=wood.) A boat or useful for navigation. As in the case of the trade stron
useful for navigation. As in the case of the trade strous. They omit of monstrosity as they fall from their canoe made of a single piece of timber.
winds, navigators can so plan their voyages as to rarity: for men count it venial to erre with their fore
Formed of take advantage of the monsoons, though powerful fathers, and foolishly conceive they divide a sin in its a single piece of timber.
steamships can now achieve the feat of running in society."--Browne: Vulgar Errors, bk. vii., ch, xiz.
the teeth of the monsoon, but not without some2. That which is monstrons: a monster: a monmõn-răd-ite, s. (Named after Dr. Monrad; suff. discomfort to those on board. ite (Min.).)
strous or unnatural production. Min.: An altered form of Pyroxene (q. v.). Occurs direction and half in the other. 2. Any rimilar wind blowing half the year in one
"We shall tolerate flying horses, black swans, hydras, granular, massive. Hardness, 6; specific gravity,
centaurs, harpies, and matyrs; for these are monstrocities, §.267 : color. yellowish: luster. vitreous. Formula: mon'-stēr, *mon-stre, 8. & a. [Fr. monstre, rarities, or else poetical fancies."--Browne: Vulgar Er (Mg0, FeO)SiO2+1HO. Found at Bergen, Norway from Lat. monstrum=u divine omen, a monster, rors, bk. V., ch. xix. from moneo=to warn, to admonish; Sp. monstro,
II. Animal Veget. Physiol.: A character appear Mon-rõe', 8. (For etym. and def. see compound.] monstruo; Port. mostre; Ital, mostro.)
ing in an individual animal or plant, which is very Monroe-doctrine, s.
A. As substantive:
rare in the species to which it belongs. It is abnorHist.: A term applied to the declarations made I. Ordinary Language:
mal in the sense of being exceptional, but not in the by the United States during the second presidency
sense of being produced as a mere sport of nature
1. Anything extraordinary or out of the common independent of law. "By a monstrosity of James Monroe (1821-1825). The first had John
says I. order of nature: a prodigy, a marvel, & portent; a Darwin. "I presume is meant some considerable Quincy Adams for its author; it assumed that every creature marvelous to see on account of size, form, deviation of structure, generally injurious or not spot of the Old World was covered by the flag of
or shape. gomo civilized power, and so would be free from
useful to the specios." (Orig. of Spec. (ed. 6th), American encroachment, and asserted
"Swift Scamander roll thee to the deep,
p. 33.) They arise in man, in tho inferior animals,
Whose every wave some wat'ry monster brings." and in plants. Idiocy, hermaphroditisın, albino" That the American continents, by the free and inde
Pope: Homer'& Iliad xxi. 139. ism, the possession of an unusual number of fingers pendent condition which they have assumed and main.
2. Anything horrible from deformity, ugliness, or toes, more teats than two, two hoads, or no head tain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for
wickedness, cruelty, or the commission of extraor at all, physical union by flesh, cartilage, or bone to future colonization by any European power." dinary or horrible crimes; a vile creature.
any other individual, &c., are cases of human monThe second declaration related to the apprehended
"We hear the world wonder every day at monsters of
strosity. Monstrosities which graduate into slight attempt of the Holy Alliance (q. v.) to subjugate ingratitude." -Dickens: Barnaby kulge, ch. Ixxix.
variations are so similar in man and the lower the Spanish American States which had revolted.
animals, that the same classifications and the same In his annual Message of 1823 President Monroe 3. A fanciful or chimerical creature, compounded
terms, as has been shown by Isidore Geoffroy-St. declared that the United States would consider any in various ways of human an in various ways of human and bestial forms, such
Hilaire, can be used for both. (Darwin: Descent " attempt of the Allied Powers to extend their system to
as the wyvern, the cockatrice, the mermaid, &c.
: of Man, p. 30.) Among some of the many monstros. any portion of this hemisphero as dangerous to our peace
Many of these creatures are borne on coats ofities of ibe lower animals may be mentioned that and safety." arms.
discoidal shells occasionally become spiral, and mon -r0-līte, s. [From Monroe, New York, and
II. Physiol.: A being presenting some character- fossil periwinkles from the Norwich Crag are often Gr. lithos=a stone.)
istics rarely met with in the species to which it be- distorted. (S. P. Woodward: Mollusra (ed. 1875), Min.: A radiated columnar variety of Fibrolite songs; a being having some monstrosity (q. v.). p. 37.) All cases of monstrosity are to be accounted included by Dana in his second variety of that spe• (Used both of animals and plants.)
for by law. In most cases they are caused by arrest cies. Its specifie gravity, 3.075, is somewhat lower B. As adj.: Of enormous or extraordinary size or of development, in some by reversion to the char than that of other members of the same mineral numbers.
acter of a remote ancestor, in others by hyper.
trophy of a particular part.
"The monster club within the cave I spied." mõnş, 8. (Lat.) A mountain.
Pope: Homer's Odyssey ix. 380. mõn'-stroŭs. *mon -stru-ods, a. & adr. fold *Mons Mænalus, 8.
*mon-stēr, vit. MONSTER, s.) To make mon. Fr. monstrüeur, from Lat. monstruosus, monstrosus, Astron.: A northern constellation introduced by strous; to put out of the common or ordinary
from monstrum=a monster (q. v.); Sp. & Port Hevelius. None of the stars are largo. It is not course of nature or things.
monstruoso; Ital. mostroso, mostruoso.] now retained.
A. As adjective: mons veneris, s.
Must be of such unnatural degree
1. Unnatural in form or appearance; deviating That monsters it.
Shakesp.: Lear, i. 1. Anat.: The integument in the fore-part of the
from the natural order of things. female pubic symphysis.
mon-stēr-a, 8. [Name unexplained (Paxton.).] “We sometimes read and hear of monstrous births."
Bot.: A genus of Orontiaceæ, tribe Callew. It -South: Sermons, vol. il., ser. 6. monseigneur (as mon-sen-yer) (pl. mes- consists of climbing plants from the warmer parts 2. Enormous, huge, extraordinary. seigneurs) (mě-sen-yer), 8. (Fr.=iny lord: mon of America. Monstera Adansonii or Dracontium "The sheriff with a most monstrous watch is at the =my, and seigneur, lord. A title of honor given to pertusum is a caustic. The Indians of Demarara door." Shakesp.: Henry IV., Pt. I., ii. 4. princos, bishops, and other bigb dignitaries: spec., use the fresh leaves M. pertusa as rubefacients and the title of the Dauphin.
3. Shocking, horrible, hateful. vesicatories in dropsy. Mon-sieur (as m-sier), pl. Messieurs (as *mon-stēr-ēr, s. (Eng. monster; -er.] An exag.
"Give your monstrous project all its force."
Couper: Tirocinium, 239. měs-sieu), 8. (Fr.)
gerator. *1. The title given to the eldest brother of the king *mon-stēr-fúl, *mon-stre-full, a. (Eng. mon
4. Out of reason; horrible, extravagant. of France. ster; -full.] Wonderful, extraordinary.
"His slanders were monstrous; but they were well 2. The ordinary title of address or courtesy in
timed."--Macaulay: Hist. Eng., ch, xviii.
“ These monstrefull thingis I devise to thee Franco, corresponding to the English Mr. or Sir. It Because thou shuldist nat of them abasshid be."
*5. Containing, or full of monsters. is abbreviated in writing to M. or Mons., and in
Chaucer (?): Marchantes Second Tale. "Where thou perhaps under the whelming tido the plural to MM. or Messrs. mon-strance, 8. [Low Lat. monstrantia, from
Visit'st the bottom of the monstrous world" 3. A term applied in contempt by Englishmen to
Milton: Lycidas, 158 Frenchmen.
wo monstro=to show;0. Fr, monstrance=demonstra-
*B. As adv.: Enormously, extraordinarily, exceed"A Frenchman his companion:
Roman Ritual: A vessel in which the Host is ingly. An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much loves exposed to the adoration of the people during the
"Skill infinite or monstrous desperate." A Gallian girl.”
Shakesp.: Cymbeline, i. 7.
Emine, . " Forty Hours' Adoration, or in which it is inclosed . Shakesp.: All's Well that Ends Well, ii., L mõn-so-ni-a, 8. [Named after Lady Ann Mon- for Benediction. Prior to the institution of the sou, who assisted Lee in his Introduction to Bot- feast of Corpus Christi (A. D. 1264), the Host was
mõn'-stroŭs-1ğ, adv. [Eng. monstrous ; -ly.) any.
exposed for adoration in a pyx (a.v.). The chief 1. In a monstrous manner; against the common Bot.: A genus of Cape Geraniacow, having five part of the monstrance is formed by two discs of order
the monstrance is formed bv two digre of order of nature: unnaturally equal sepals, fivo equal petals, and fifteen stamens crystal, set vertically, between which the Host is 2. Shockingly, unreasonably, enormously, extrav. in five bundles or in a single one. Tne stem of placed. These discs are surrounded by rays of aganty. Monsonia spinosa burns like a torch, and emits an metal, emblematic of glory, and the whole is "The value of that grant was so monstrously exagger agreeablo odor. mounted on a stand.
ated."- Macaulay: Hist. Eng. ch. xxv. fāte, făt, färe, amidst, whãt fàll, father; wē, wět, nëre, camel, hêr, thêre; pine, pit, sire, sir, marine; go, pot, monstrousness
mõn'-stroňs-něns, mõn'-stra-oňs-něsse, 8. *mon'-tan-ize, v. i. [MONTANISM.) To follow the first is by far the most common term. As an aid [Eng. monstrous; •ness.) The quality or stats of the toachings of Montanus.
to memory with respect to the number of days in being monstrous; monstrosity.
mõn-tant, mõn-tăn'-tó, s. (Fr., from monter each month, the following rudo rhymes bavo been “Whose monstrousness doth so perplex, =to mount.
employed at least from A.D. 1606.
“Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November, *mon-stra-os-1-tý, s. (Eng. monstruous, .ity.] to see thee here, to see thee there, to see thee pass thy
All the rest have thirty-one, Monstrosity.
But February twenty-eight alone, punto, thy stock, thy reverse, thy distance, thy mon
Except in jeap year once in four, “This is the monstruos ity in love, lady, that the will is tant."-Shakesp.: Merry Wives of Windsor, ii, 3.
When February has one day more." Infinite, and the execution confin'd."-Shakesp.: Troilus
2. Joinery: The intermediate vertical part of a and Cressida, iii., 2.
& 3. Law: Formerly the word month in a statute piece of framing which is tenoned with the rails.
115. meant a lunar month, but it was made to signify *mõn -stru-oŭs, a. (MONSTROUS.)
mõn-tê, s. (Sp.=the stock of cards which re- calendar months unless otherwise expressly desig. mon'-strû-oðs-něss, 8. (MONSTROUSNESS.) mains after each player has received his share; nated. mõåt, 8. (Fr.=mountain.) (See compound.) Lat, mons (genit. montis) =a mountain.) A gam 4. Comm.: A calendar month. mont-de-piété, 8. bling gamo played with cards or dice.
T (1) Anomalistic month:
Astron., dc.: Tho timo taken by the moon in Banking, &c.: One of the money-lending estab- monte-bank, 8. A gambling-houso where monto
passing from one perigee to the next, viz., 27 days, lishments founded in Italy in the fifteenth century, 18 played.
13 hours, 18 minutes, and 37 seconds. with the view of lending money to the poor at a mon-tě-bra'-site, s. (From Montebras, France,
(2) Nodical month: interest than was exacted by ordi- where found: suff. -ite (Min.).)
Astron., &c.: The time taken by the moon in re. pary pawnbrokers. The institution spread to Min.: A name given to a mineral, which, on anal- volving from ono node to the same node again, viz., France, Spain, and some other countries.
ysis, appeared to have a distinct composition, but 27 days. 5 hours. 5 minutes, and 36 seconds. mõn-ta-cū -ta, 8. [Named after Col. George subsequent investigation h
(3) Sacred month: (See extract). Montagu, an early English malacologist.] tical with amblygonite (q.v.).
“Among the other expedients that had been sugZool.: A genus of Conchiferous Mollusks, family mõn-tě-f1-ăs-co, subst. [Seo def.] A rich wine gested in this convention of Chartist Delegates held in Lucinidæ. It has a thin minute shell, and a large made at Montefiascone, in Italy.
London in August, 1838), was that of observing what was broad-grooved foot. Recent spocies three, from Mon-tēith'. *Mon-těth', 8. [After the inventor. ] throughout the whole kingdom were to abstain from
. called a sacred month, during which the working classes Britain, the United States, &c. Fossil two, from A vessel for cooling or washing wine-glasses. every kind of labor, in the hope of compelling the gov. the Pliocene onward. (Nares.)
erning classes to concede the Charter"-Molesworth: montagnard (as mon-tan-găr'), 8. (Fr., from
"New things produce new words, and thus Monteth Hist. Eng., ii. 281. montagnera mountain.)
Has by one vessel saved his name from death." 1. Ord. Lang.: A mountaineer.
(4) Sidereal month:
King: Art of Cookery. 2. Fr. Hist. A name given at varions times to
Astron., &c.: The time taken by the moon in any member of the extreme democratic party in ';
· monte-jus, 8. [Fr.). A force-pump by which the passing from one star to the same star aguin, viz.,
juico from the cane-mill is raised to the clarifiers 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 115 seconds. France. (MOUNTAIN, 11.) on the storey above
(5) Synodical, or proper lunar month: [MONTH, 1.) Mã n-a, 8. One of the United States of
See def.) A custom which pre 6) Tropical or periodic month: America. Formerly a part of Idaho. Became a
vailed among the scholars of Eton College, Eng A stron., &c.: The time taken by the moon in territory 1864. Received about 2,000 square miles
land, up to 1847, and which consisted in their going passing from any point of the ecliptic to the same from Dakota 1873. School age 4-21 years; graded
in procession on Whit-Tuesday of every third year point again, viz., 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 4o7 schools in Deer Lodge City, Virginia City, and
to a mound (Lat. ad montem), near tho Bath Road, seconds. Holona. School lands reserved for sale when terri.
and exacting a gratuity from all present or passing tory becomes a state valuable and extensive. State
*month's.mind. s. by. The amount collected was given to the captain admitted to the Union Fobruary 22, 1889, at same time as North and South Dakota and Washington. or senior scholar, and was
emoration of a person's memory one Custer massacre June 25, 1876, 350 men of the
month after his decease. intended to help to defray
2. An earnest longing desire; probably from the Soventh United States Cavalry annihilated by Sioux
the expenses of his residence
longing of a woman in pregnancy, usually comunder Sitting Bull, on the Little Big Horn River.
· mencing in the first month of gestation. Climate is dry. Rainfall about 12 inches. Warmer
-cia'-no (ci as than same latitude farther east. Snows heavy in ch), 8. [See def.) A cele
month-ling, s. (Eng, month; suff. -ling.) That mountains, light in valleys and on plains. Temper. brated wine made from grapes
which is a month old ; that which lasts for a month. ature averages summer 620, winter 18. grown near Montepulciano, in
month-lý, a., adv. & 8. (Eng. month; -ly.] *mon-tāne, a. (Latin montanus, from mons Tuscany.
A. As adjective: (genit. montis)=a mountain.] Mountainous, hilly. | măn-tê-rô, 8. [Sp. mon
1. Performed in a month; continuing for a month. "A single species restricted to elevated montane Jorali. tera, from monterosa hunts
2. Dono or occurring every month, or once a ties in Tasmania."-Gardener's Chronicle, No. 407 (1881), man, from montera mount
month. p. 603.
ain.] A kind of cap, properly mõn-tăn'-ic, a. (Latin nontanus, from mons a huntsman's cap, having a
B. ds adverb: (genit. montis)=a mountain.] Of or pertaining to
spherical crown, and a flap Montero. 1. Once a month; in every month.
which could bo drawn down mountains; consisting of mountains.
"The inoon that monthly changes." over the ears. mõn'-ta-nine, 8. (Lat. montan(a), fem. sing. of
Shakesp.: Romeo and Juliet, ii. 2. "His hat was like a helmet, or Spanish montero."montanus; Eng. suff. -ine (Chem.).)
2. As if under the influence of the moon; like a Bacon. Chem.: An alkaloid said by Van Mons to exist in
lunatic. China montana, the bark of Exostemma flori.
mon-te-zu-ma, 8. [Named by Mocino and Sesse, C. As subst.: A magazine or other periodical bundum. (Watts: Dict. of Chem.)
two Mexican botanists, after Montezuma, a sover published every month.
eign of Mexico. ) Mõn-tan-ism, 8. (See def.] Bot.: A genus of Sterculiaceæ, tribo Bombacace.
“Tho ordinary monthly' is more and more drawing Church Hist.: The religious system of Montanus, Montezuma speciosissima is a large ornamental
Si our popular writers of fiction to itself.''-London Daily An inbabitant of a Phrygian village, called Pepuza, tree, with red flowers. growing in Mexico.
Telegraph. who, about 171 A. D., proclaimed himself the Para. clete or Comforter promised by Jesus (PARACLETE. mont-gol-fi-ēr (or fler as fyā), s. (See def.] monthly-nurse, s. A midwife. and professed to utter prophecies. Among others A balloon filled with atmospheric air heated, so mon-ti-a. 8. [Named after Joseph de Monti. he was supported by twoladies. Prisca, or Priscilla. called from the name of the inventors, the brothers
professor of botany and natural history at Bologna, and Maximilla, who also claimed the gift of pro
Montgolfier, of Annonay, where the first experiment in the early part of the seventeenth century.l phocy. He multiplied fasts, forbade second mar. was made in June, 1783.
Bot.: Blinks; a genus of Portulacacea. Flowers, riages, did not permit churches to give absolution Montgolfier's-ram, 8. An hydraulic ram, by cymose, white; corolla, of five irregular petals, to those who had fallen into great sin, forbade all which the fall of a column of water is caused to 'united at the base. Stamens, three ; stigmas, three, female ornaments, required virgins to be veiled, raise a portion of itself to a heigbt greater than nearly sessile; capsule, three-valved, three-celled. and would not sanction flight in persecution. He that of its source.
Montia fontana is the Water Blinks or Water was ultimately expelled from the church. Tertul; month, *moneth, 8. [A. S. monath, mondh, from
Chickweed. It has small, opposite, spathulato lian, in the year 204. joined the Montanists, but did mõna=the moon: Ger. monat: 0. H. Ger. máno: leaves, and is found in mills, springs, and wet not forfeit the respect of the church catholic, as the
Dut. maand: Sw. manad; Dan. maaned: Goth. Pracos. Montanists held the fundamental doctrine of Chris.
menoths, from mona=the moon; Fr. mois, Prov. mõn-ti-cěll-Ite (c as ch), 8. [Named after the tianity, and differed from others more in their rigid
mes: Ital. mese; Lat. mensis: Gr. mēn, from mēnē= practice than in their faith. Jerome wrote against the moon : Lith. menesis: Pers. müh; Sansc. mas,
Italian mineralogist, Monticelli; suff. -ite (Min.).)
Min.: An orthorhombic mineral, isomorphous tbo Montanists, who continued till about the sixth mâsas, from mâ=to measure.)
with olivine (g. v.). Hardness, 5-5-5; specific grav. century.
ity, 3:03-3.25 : luster, vitreous, colorloss, and vari. Mõn-tan-ist, 8. [MONTANISM.)
(1) Properly the time in which the moon makes
aich the moon makes ous shades of gray; transparent to translucent: Church Hist.: A follower of or believer in Mon, one complete revolution round the earth, or appears
omplete revolution round the carth, or appears fracture, conchoida). Composition: Silica, 38.5: tanus or his tenets. The Montanists wero called to return to precisely the same point in the heavens
n to precisely the same point in tho heavens lime, 359: magnesia, 25.6=100, corresponding to the Also from the birthplace of their leader Cataphry- from which it started. This may be from change
be from change formula ( CaO + MgO),Si0,. Found in crystals, gians.
to change, from full moon to full moon, or in an with granular calcite in the agglomerates of Monte
indefinite number of other ways. The time of the Somma Vesuvins. Mõn-tan-ist-ic, Mon-tan-ist-Ic-al, a. (Eng.
revolution now described is properly 29 days, 12 montanist ; -ic.] Of or pertaining to Montanus or honrs. 44 minutes, and 3 seconds. Tvalce peris
hours, 44 minutes, and 3 seconds. Twelve periods, mon'-ti-cle, *mon'-ti-cule, 8. (Lat. monticulus. Montanism.
called lunar months, fall short of a year by about dimin. of mons (genit. montis)=a mountain.) A mõn-tā -nite, 8. [From State of Montana, where 11 days. Lunar months were used by the ancient little mount, a hillock. found; sufl.-ite (Min.).)
Jews, as they still are by their modern successorsm õn-tic-u-late, *mõn-tic-u-loŭs, a. (English Min.: A soft, earthy mineral found as an encrus- and by the Mohammedans. tation on tetradymite (g. v.). Luster, dullto waxy; (2) A solar month; the period required for the monticul(e), -ate, -ous.] Having little projections color, yollowish to white. Composition: Telluric passage of the sun through one of the signs of the Of 1115. acid,' 261; oxide of bismuth, 686: water 5:3=100, zodiac. Twelve of these periods constitute a year. mõn-tig-ěn-oŭs, a. (Lat. mons (genit. montis) yielding the formula, Bio,TeO3+2H0. Found at 2. Calendar: Any one of the calendar months, sa mountain, and gigno, pa. t. genui=to boget.) Hig'aland, Montana.
called also usual, natural, civil, or political, though Produced on a mountain. oil, boy; póut, jówl; cat, çell, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, aş; expect, Xenophon, exist. ph = f. montineæ
it reappests phases. After aves around the eart
the sound.] To more
mon-tin-8-2, 8. pl. (Mod. Lat. montin(ia); Lat. mon-zo-nite, 8. (From Mount Monzoni, in the (which is 7,918 miles) being nearly four times as fom. pl. adj. sutf. -eæ.] Tyrol, where found; suff, -ite (Min.).]
great. Its superficial extent is about a thirteenth Bot.: A tribe of Onagraceæ.
Min.: Alight, grayish-green compact mineral, re- part of the earth's surface; its bulk is that of mõn-tin -1-a, 8. Named after Lawrence Mon- sembling hornstone. Hardness, 6; specitic gravity, the earth, but as the earth is relatively heavier, tin, a Spanish botanist.)
3; translucent, in thin fragments; fracture, splint- its weight is about eighty times that of the Bot.: The typical genus of the tribe Montineæ og
ery. Composition: Silica, 52.60; alumina, 17.10; moon. As the moon revolves around the earth (q. v.). Only one species is known, a diæcious
8 protoxide of iron, 9:0; magnesia, 2.10; lime, 9.65; it manifests phases. After absence for a few nights Cape shrub. soda, 6'60; potash, 1-90; water, 150=100-45.
it reappears as a delicate crescent of white light
in the western sky after sunset. Night after night mõn-tip-or-a, &. (Lat. mons (genit. montis)= 1
moô, v. i. (From the sound.) To make a noise
it moves farther to the east, the illuminated pora mountain, and porus=passage.] like a cow; to low.
tion of its disc continually increasing till the moon Zool.: The typical genus of the sub-family Monteo-sub-family Monte. “Hear the pretty sweet cows &-mooing."- Mrs. Trollope:
becomes full and rises about sunset. When tbe porinæ (q. v.). Michael Armstrong, ch. xxiv.
light of the moon has again so diminished that it is mõn-ti-por'-1-dæ, 8. pl. [Mod. Latin monti
moô, s. [Moo, v.] The noise of a cow; a lowing. in its last quarter, it is seen high in the heavens in por(a): Lat. fem. pl. adj. suff. -idæ.]
moo-cow, 8. A child's name for a cow.
the morning. When it becomes full, the sun and Zool.: A sub-family of Madrepores, family Poriti.
“The moo-cow low'd, and Grizzle neigh'd."
the earth are so nearly in a straight line that the dæ. They have a spongy tissue between the coral.
Combe: Dr. Syntax, I. i. 16.
moon parrowly escapes being eclipsed; wben new lites.
moon is again reached, the sun is nearly undergoing moôd (1), *mode, *moode, 8. [A. S. mod = mind,
similar obscuration. ECLIPSE.] The moon shines mont-11-văl-ti-a, subst. (From a proper dame feeling, heart; cogn. with Dut. moed = courage, only by the light of the sun reflected from its sur. Montlivault. (Agassiz.)]
heart, spirit ; Icel. módhr=wrath, moodiness; Dan. face. To equal the brilliance of the sun 600.000 full Palæont.: A genus of fossil corals, family As- & Sw. mod=courage, mettle; Goth. mods=wrathi moons would be required. The moon appears at all træeidæ, sub-family Astreina. The polypidom is Ger. muth -courage.]
times nearly of the same size, showing that its orbit simple, of a sub-conical or pyriform figure, wrin- *1. Mini, temper, anger, wrath; heat of temper.
cannot be far from circular. Its average distance kled below. Range from the Trias to the Tertiary.
"At the last aslaked was his mood."
is 240.000 miles, varying at times between 220.000 mont-mart'-rite, 8. [From Montmartre, Paris,
Chaucer: C. T., 1,762 and 260,000, but the ordinary fiuctuations do not where found; suff.-ite (Min.).)
2. Temper of mind; state of mind as affected by exceed 13,000 miles on either side of the mean value. Min.: A variety of Gypsum or Selenito (q. v.), any passion or feeling; disposition, humor.
The moon performs a complete revolution around occurring mostly in arrowhead-shaped twin crys. "The mob was not in a mood to make nice distinctions."
the earth in 27 days, 7 hrs., 43 min., and 11461 secs. tals, which contain some carbonato of lime. Found -Macaulay: Hist. Eng., ch. X.
This is called its sidereal period. The lunar month in the gypseous beds of the Paris Basin.
is longer than the sidereal period by 2 days, 5 hrs.,
3. A morbid, moody state of mind, as a fit of bad mont-mo-rill-on-ite,_8. (From Montmorillon, temper or passion ; sullenness, moroseness, &c.
51'41 secs., because of the advance of the earth in
the orbit between two successive conjunctions of France, where found; suff. -ite (Min.).]
the moon. As the moon revolves on its own axis Min.: A soft, clay-like mineral. Luster, feeble;
Of pain were keen as those of better men,
nearly in the same time as it completes its orbit color, white, grayish, rose-red, bluish, green ; uncte
Nay, keener." Wordsworth. Ercursion, bk. il.
round the earth, it presents to us at all times nearly uous. Composition: Essentially a hydrated silicate of alumina.
moôd (2), *mode, *moode, s. (MODE.)
the same side of its surface. No clouds appear on
it; apparently there is no water to send them forth *mon-toir' (oi as wa), 8. (Fr.) A horse-block;
I. Ord. Lang.: A manner, a mode, a fashion.
por an atmosphere in which they may float. The a stone or step used to help in mounting a horse. II. Technically:
whole surface is studded with volcanoes, apparently mõn'-ton, 8. [Sp.]
1. Gram.: The designation
he form of the extinct. Their craters ar
extinct. Their craters are broad, beyond anything Min.: A heap of ore: a batch under rocess of verb, of the manner of our conception of an event existent on the earth. Tycho is 50 miles across, so
different or fact, whether as certain, contingent, possible, is Aristotle, Theophilus is 64, and Petavius 78. Some amalgamation, varying in quantity in different or mining districts.
desirable, &c. There are five moods in the English are 16,000 or 17,000 feet deep. From the absence of
verb, the indicative, the imperative, the potential, an atmosphere the moon must be uninhabitable by montre, 8. (Fr.) the subjunctive, and the infinitive
any life analogous to that with which we are Music: Mounted diapason. An organ stop whose 2. Logic: The form of an argument; the regular acquainted. pipes form part of the case or are placed away from determination of propositions according to their 2. A satellite of any planet. the soundboard. One of the foundation stops is quantity, as universal or particular, or their qual “Jupiter is attended by four moons or satellitar"generally used for this purpose. ity, as affirmative or negative.
Brewster: More Worlds, ch. ii. *mon-tross, 8. [MATROSS.] An under-gunner,
"A moode is a lawful placing of propositions, in their 3. A month; the period of a revolution of the or assistant to a gunner, engineer, or fire-master; a dewe qualitie or quantitie."-Wilson: The Arte of Logike, moon round the earth. matross. fo. 26.
“Thirteen moons saw smoothly run *mõn'-ture, 8. (Fr.=a saddle-horse, a mounting, Music: MODE
The Nen's barge-laden wave." from monter=to mount. | Mood of a categorical syllogism:
Cowper: Bill of Mortality, 1787. Logic: The designation of its threo propositions 1. A saddle-horse.
4. Anything resembling the moon in shape; a 2. A setting, mounting frame, &c. in the order in which they stand according to their
crescent; specif., in fortification, a crescent-shaped quantity and quality. mon-u-měnt, *mon-i-ment, 8. [Fr. monument,
outwork; a half moon.
moốd-1-1ř. adv. [English moody: ly.] In a from Lat. monumentum, from moneo=to remind, moody manner; sullenly, peevishly, sadly.
(1) A blue-moon: An expression equivalent to
the Greek kalends, never. to admonish; ltal. & Sp. monumento.]
1. Anything by which the memory of persons or mood-1-ness, 8., (English moody: -ness.] The (2) In the moon; beyond the moon: Beyond reach; things is preserved; a memorial. quality or state of being moody; sullenness, pee
extravagantly; out of depth.
(3) Moon in distance: “In vain their bones unburied lie, vishness, moroseness.
Naut.: A phrase denoting that the angle between All earth becomes their monument." moô -dir, 8. [MUDIR. )
the moon and the sun, or a star, admits of moasureByron: Elegiac Stanzas.
moo-di-ri-êu, 8. [Turk.] The district under ment for lunar observation. 2. Something built or erected in memory of some the jurisdiction of a moodir. event, person, or action; especially a memorial
moon-blasted, a. Blasted by the supposed infig
*moôd - 18h, a. (English mood (1); -ish.] Sulky, enco of the moon. erected over a grave.
moody. "Let their fathers lie without a monument."
*mood -Ish-18, adv. (Eng. moodish; -ly.] Sulk
w moon-blind, a. Parblind, dim-sighted; affected Shakesp.: Cymbeline, iv. 2.
with moon-blink (q. v.). ily, moodily. 9. A tomb, a grave, a family vault. "To behave moodishly."- Richardson: Sir C. Grandison,
moon-blink, 8. A temporary blindness caused “ On your family's old monument 1. 166.
s by sleeping in the moonlight in tropical countries Hang mournful epitaphs, and do all rites."
(Cf. Ps. cxxi. 6.) Shakesp.: Much Ado about Nothing, iv. 1. mood'-ý, a. [A. S. módig, from mód=mood.] 4. An enduring evidence or example; a notable 1. Pertaining to one's mood, whatever that may
moon-calf, s. instance.
be. It at first did not imply that the moody person 1. A deformod croature; a monster. “The monuments of human strength." was sullen.
“How now, moon-calf! how does thine ague?"-Shakerp. Corper: Poetical Epistle.
2. Indulging in or subject to moods or humors. Tempest, ii. 2.
*3. Suited to a particular mood or humor. mon-u-měn'-tal, a. & 8. [Eng. monument; -al.)
2. A false conception; a mass of fleshy matter
“Give me some music; music, moody food A. As adjective:
generated in the uterus.' (MOLE (3), s.)
Of us that trade in love." 1. Of or pertaining to a monument or memorial;
Shakesp.: Antony and Cleopatra, ii. 6.
3. A dolt a blockhead, a stupid fellow. a6, a monumental inscription.
4. Peevish, discontented, sullen ; out of temper.
moon-culminating, a. 2. Serving as a monument or memorial. "As soon moved to be moody, and as soon moody to be
Astron.: Culminating at or near the same time 3. Of or pertaining to a tomb. moved."- Shakesp.: Romeo and Juliet, iii. 1.
as the moon.
moon-dial, 8. A dial to show the time by the
moon. 4. Having the character or appearance of a monu
Wordsworth: Excursion, bk, iv. moon-eye, 8. ment. « Shadows brown that Sylvan loves
*moody-mad, a. Mad with anger or passion. I. Ord. Lang.: An eye affected, or supposed to be Of pine or monumental oak." (Shakesp.: Henry VI., Pt. I., iv. 2.)
affected, by the moon. Milton: Il Penseroso, 135. moộl-an, moốl-lah, 8. [MOLLAH.]
II. Technically: *B. As subst.: A monument.
moðlş, môuls, 8. (A form of mold (1), s.) The 1. Farr.: A disease in a horse's eye. " When raised Messalla's monumentals must
2. Ichthy.: Hyodon tergisus, it is covered with earth, the soil, the grave. Lie with Sicinus' lofty tomb in dust."
silvery cycloid scales, but the head is naked. The “That head let it rest, it is now in the mools." Cotton: Martial, viii. 3.
stomach is crescent-shaped.
Tannahill: Rab Roryson's Bonnet. Monumental assurance: Preposterous assump
A. S. mond. coon M004-eyed, a.
moon, *mone, *moone. 8. tion of powers that one lacks.
with Dap. maane, Sw, måne: Dut. maan: 0. H.
0. H: 1. Having eyes affocted by the moon; suffering mõn-u-měn'- tal-1ỹ, adverb. (English monu- Ger. mano; Ger. mond; Goth. mena; Gr. mēnē.]
mene j from moon-eye. mental; -ly.
: 2. Moon-blind, parblind, dim-eyed. 1. By way of a monument or memorial.
1. Astron.: The single satellito attendant on the moon-face, 8. An Oriental term for a beautila 2. By means of monuments.
earth. Its diameter is 2,160 miles, that of the earth woman.