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moon-81ff, mon-siff, 8. (Hind. munsif.) A Bot.: Tho samo as MOONWORT (q. v.).
Bot.: Phaseolus mungo. [PHASEOLUS.)
nativo Indian judge. moon-fish, 8.
moôn'-glāde, 8. [Eng. moon, and glade.) The moốn'-stone, 8. (Eng. moon, and stone.) Ichthy.: Ephippus gigas, a fish of the family reflection of moonlight on the water.
Min.: A variety of orthoclase (q. v.), yielding bquamipennes. It has a great club-shaped enlarge moôn -Ish. a. [English moon: -ish. Fickle. moonliko white reflections. The best specimens, ment of the first interspinal of tho dorsal and anal changeable, capricious.
which are used in jewelry, are found in Ceylon. fins, and a similar inflation of the crest of the cra. "A moonish youth "--Shakesp.: As You Like It, iii. 2
“Its own curved prow of wrought moonstone." bium.
Shelley: Revolt of Islam, i. 23. moôn-ja, moôn'-jah, s. (Native name.) moon-flower, 8.
moôn-strůck, moôn'-strick-en, a. (English Bot.: Saccharum munja. (SACCHARUM, 1.) Bot.: (1) Chrysanthemum segetum; (2) Ipomea
moon, and struck, stricken.) Struck by tho moxon, bona-noe.
moôn -1ěss, a. [Eng. moon; -less.] Without the which by some has been fancifully supposed to be moon, or without a moon.
capable of inspiring madness or frenzy; fanciful, moon-knife, e. A crescent-shaped knife, employed by skinners.
moôn-light (gh silent), a. & 8. (Eng. moon, and sentimental. light. )
"As moonstruck bards complain." moon-like, a. Capricious, changeable, fickle.
Byron: Childe Harold, i. 72 (Shakesp.: Love's Labor's Lost, iv. 3.)
A. As substantive:
moon'-wört, s. (Eng. moon, and wort (g. v.).) moon-lit, a. Lit up or illuminated by the moon.
1. Lit.: Tho light reflected by the moon.
Bot.: (1) Rumex lunaria; (2) Botrychium lunarica moon-madness, 8. Lunacy.
and the genus Botrychium (q. v.).
“Yon cask holds moonlight run when moon was none." moon-man, s. A thief or highwayman who fol.
| mọôn-ỹ, *moon'-eỹ, a. & 8. [Eng. moon; ] lows his vocation chiefly by moonlight. (Shakesp.: B. As adjective:
A. A8 adjective: Henry IV., Pt. I., i. 2.)
1. Illuminated by the light of the moon; pertain. I. Literally: moon-milk, 8. (LAC LUNE.)
ing to moonlighi; done by moonlight. (Word:- 1. Pertaining to the moon. moon-month, 8. A lunar month. [MONTH.) worth: Idiot Boy.)
2. Having a moon or a crescent-shaped body for 2. Of or pertaining to moonlighting (q. v.).
a standard. moon-penny, s.
“The range of the Moonlight terror seems to be wider “Her moony horns were on her forehead placed." Bot.: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum. and wider." - Saturday Review, April 1, 1882, p. 381.
Dryden: Ovid; Metamorphoses ir moon-raker, s. moôn -light-ēr (gh silent), 8. (Eng. moonlight;
3. Shaped like a moon.
. 1. Naut.: A sail sometimes carried above the sky. -er.)
“O'er his broad back his moony shield he threw."
Pope: Homer's niad zi. 672 Hist. (pl.): The name given to a body of men in scraper; amoon-sail. Ireland, who commenced about 1880 to enforce the
I. Figuratively: 2. A silly fellow. | Foolish people are sometimes called moon-rak. decrees of secret societies by deeds of violence.
1. Intoxicated, tipsy. ers, from a legend that a farmer's wife once tried to Their action was chiefly confined to the western 2. Bewildered, silly; as, an infatuated lover. rake the moon from a river, under the delusion that counties, and their raids were made at night, B. As subst.: A noodle, a simpleton. It was a cream cheese. (Brewer.) Another version whence their name. Their threatening notices were moôo. v. i. (Prob. the same as MUMP (a. v.).) is, that some countrymen raking for kegs of smug- signed "Captain Moonlight."
To nibble as a sheep. (Scotch.) gled spirits which had been sunk in a pond, on "Taking moonlighters under his direct protection."
“But aye keep mind to moop an' mell being questioned by a revenne-officer, told him they Saturday Revieur, Sept. 30, 1882, p. 424.
Wi' sheep o' credit like thysel'!” were trying to rake that great cheese (the reflection moôn-light-ing (gh silent), 8. (English moon
Burns: Death of Poor Marlie, of the moon) out of the water.
light; -ing. The acts or practices of moonlighters. Moôr (1), s. (O. Fr. more; Dut.moor; Ger. mohri moon-raking, 8. Wool-gathering. (MOONLIGHTER.)
Fr. maure, from Gr. mauros=dark.) A native of “My wits were gone moon-raking."-Blackmore, Lorna "The prisoners, with two other men, were arrested on the northern coast of Africa, the Mauretania of the Doone, ch. xvii.
a charge of moonlighting in county Clare." --- London Daily Romans, including Morocco, Tunis, Algiers, &c. moon-sail, 8. (MOON-RAKER.) Chronicle.
“How the Moors and Christian slaves were joined moon-seed, s.
*moôn-ling, 8. [Eng. moon; suff. -ling. (A sim. You have not yet unfolded." Bot.: The genus Menispermum (q. v.).
Dryden: Don Sebastian, v. L pleton, a fool, an idiot. “I have a husband, and a two-legged ono,
Moor-monkey, 8. moon-shaped, a. Crescent-shapod.
But such a moonling!"
Zool.: Macacus maurus, from Borneo. It is about moon-sheered, a.
Ben Jonson: The Devil is an A88, i. 3.
eighteen inches in length, and of an oily black color, Naut.: An epithet applied to a ship whose upper
*moôn-10ved, adj. (English moon, and loved.] whence its specific name, of which the popular
moon loved, adj. En vorks rise very high fore and aft.
Beloved by the moon. (Milton: Nativity, 236.) name is a translation. moon-trefoil, 8.
moôn -rişe, s. (Eng, moon, and rise.) The rising moôr (2), 8. (Manx.) An officer in the Isle of Bot.: Medicago arborea. (MEDICAGO.]
of the moon. (Formed on the analogy of sunrise.) Man who summons the court for the several dis moon-year, 8. A lunar year. (YEAR.]
“So dawned the moonrise of their marriage night." tricts or spreadings. (Wharton.)
A. C. Swinburne: Tristram of Lyonesse, iii. moôr (3), 8. [A. S. mórra moor; cogn. with Icel. moôn, v. t. & i. (Moon, 8.]
moôn'-gět, 8. [Eng. moon, and set.] The setting mor; 0. Dut. maer=mire, dirt; Dan. mor; 0. H. A. Transitive: of tho moon.
Ger. muor : Ger. moor.] 1. To adorn with a moon; to mark with crescents moôn-shēe, man-shi, s. (Hind. & Arab.) A
1. A tract of land consisting of light soil, marshy
or peaty, and overgrown with heath. or moons.
teacher of Hindustani or other language, especially 2. To expose to the rays of the moon. of a Mussulman. [PUNDIT.]
"On the moist moors their jarring voices bent."
Spenser: Muiopot mos. “The whole population will be in the streets ...
moôn'-shine, s. & a. (Eng. moon, and shine.) mooning themselves."-Kingsley: Life, ii. 175.
2. A tract of land on which the game is strictly A. A3 substantive:
preserved. B. Intrans.: To wander or loaf idly about as if moonstruck.
I. Lit.: The light of the moon; moonlight. moor-ball, s. “Spend their time in mooning up in that island of "Till candles, and starlight, and moonshine be out." Bot. (pl.): Conferoa egagropila, foand in a com theirs." -- Black: Princess of Thule, ch. xxvii.
Shakesp.: Merry Wives of Windsor, v. 6. pact ball like a sponge at the bottom of fresh-watet moôn'-bēam, 8. (Eng. moon, and beam.) A beam nd beam] A beam II. Figuratively:
lakes. It is sometimes used as a pon-wiper. of light reflected from and by the moon.
1. Show without substance or reality; that which
moor-berry, 8. "That night, upon the rocks and bay, is illusory or not likely to come to anything ; unsub
Bot.: Oxycoccus palustris. The midnight moonbeam slumbering lay."
stantial. (Applied to expeditions, plans, projects, moor-bred. a. Produced or bred on moorg Soott: Marmion, vi. 11. and opinions.)
"Amongst the teal and moor-bred mallard.". moôn-d5wn, 8. (Eng. moon, and down.] The *2. A month.
Drayton: Barons' Wars, bk. vt setting, or time of setting, of the moon.
" I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines
moor-buzzard, 8. The same as MARSH-HARRIS moôned, a. (Eng. moon; -ed.)
Lag of a brother."
Shakesp.: Lear, 1. 2
(q. v.), 1. Resembling the moon, especially in being ecially in being 3. Smuggled spirits.
moor-coal, 8. horned
“Moonshine signifies omuggled spirits, which were Geol.: A friable variety of lignite. 2. Bearing a moon or crescent as a symbol.
placed in holes or pits and removed at night."--Notes and
moor-game, 8. Grouse, red-game.
Bot.: Sesleria cerulea, a grass with an oblong
sub-secund silvery-gray panicle, found in hilly pasto moôn -ēr, 8. [Eng. moon, v.; -er.] One who
ures of Europe, especially in limestone districts,
moon-shin-ēr, 8. (Eng. moonshin(e); -er.) A moons or loafs idly about.
It is six to eighteen inches high. term applied in the Southern and Western States to *moôn -ēr-ý, s. (Eng. moon; -ery.] Madness. makers of illicit whisky, and sometimes, but very
moor-heath, 8. "A hodge-podge of the grossest materialism. and the rarely, to smugglers of whisky that has been legiti. Bot.: The genus Gypsocallis. most fantastic yet maudlin moonery."-S. T. Coleridge: mately manufactured. (Bartlett.)
moor-111, muir-ill, 8. A disease to which cattle Marginalia.
"In a few months Polk County, which had always fur are subject.
quarters of the moonshiners throughout East Tennessee,
moôr, v. t. & i. (Dut. marren; O. Dut. marren, "The moonets about Saturn and Jupiter."-Bp. Hall:
the Hiawassee River that had not been the scene of some maren=to bind, to tie knots; cogn. with A. S. mer Mree Prisoner, 82.
bloody fight between the moonshiners and the revenue ran, whence amerran=to mar, to hinder.] (MAR) moon'-eỹ, a. & 8. [Moony.) men." -Chicago Tribune, July 8, 1894.
A. Transitive: moon-fall, 8. [Eng. moon, and fall.] The moộn'-shi-ný, adj. (English moonshin(e): -.] 1. To secure or fasten (a ship), in any station by name as MOONSET (q. v.).
Illuminated by the light of the moon; moonlight.' means of cables and anchors or chains. “They sailed between the moon fall and the sun
moon-show-ér, s. [Eng. moon, and shower.] A "The squadron was moored close to the walls."-Macao Under the spent stars eastward."
term applied in New England to a shower from a lay: Hist. Eng. ch. V. A. T. Swinburne: Tristram of Lyonesse, i. cloud which does not obscure the moon's rays.
2. To fasten, to fix firmly. dou, boy; pout, jowl; cat, çell, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, aş; expect, Xenophon, exist. ph = 1
mo-quětte' (quas k), 8. (Fr.)
mo-răi-1-tý, 8. (Fr. moralité, from Lat. moral. 1. A fine tapestry or Brussels carpet.
“To remain would have been to lose all the moral effect itas, from moralis=moral (q. v.) ; Sp. moralidad; 2. A species of Wilton carpet. of victory."-London Daily Chronicle.
Ital. moralità.] .-mör, -möre, suff. (Gael.) A Celtic adjective B. As substantive:
1. The doctrine of the moral duties of life or of
men in their social character; morals, ethics. siguifying great, occurring often as a compound in
1. Morality; the doctrine or practice of the duties the names of persons and places; as, Strathmore= of life.
“Moral philosophy, morality, ethics, onsuistry, natural
law, mean all the same thing, namely, that science which great Strath.
2. (Pl.): Conduct, behavior; mode of life as re
teaches men their duty and the reasons of it." --Paley: mör-a (1), 8. (Lat.=delay.)
gards right and wrong; as, a man of very loose Moral Philosophy, bk. i. ch. i. Scots Law: A general term applicable to all unduen morals.
2. The practice of moral duties : course of life as
3. (Pl.): Moral philosophy; ethics. delays in the prosecution or completion of an in
regards moral duties; observance of right and
4. The practical lesson inculcated or intended to choate bargain diligence, or the like; the legal effect of which may be to liberate the contracting
wrong. be taught by anything; the doctrine inculcated in "164
"That very low standard of morality which was gener parties, or to frustrate the object of the diligence. a fiction; a truth proposed.
ally attained by politicians of his age and nation." -MaIn this country, England, and Ireland the corre
“The moral is the first business of the poet, as being caulay: Hist. Eng., ch. xiii. sponding word is Lache (q. v.). the groundwork of his instruction."-Dryden: Dufres
3. The quality or character of an action, principle, noy. mor-a (2), 8. (Ital.] A game, played in Italy,
&c., as estimated by a standard of right and wrong; between two persons, one of whom raises the right
5. A moralist.
the conformity of an action, principle, &c., to the hand, and suddenly throws it down with all or
6. Intent, meaning.
true moral standard or law. some of the fingers extended, the object of his oppo. “Benedictus ! why benedictus ! you have some moral “The morality of an action is founded in the freedom pent being to guess the number of these extended in this benedictus." --Shakesp.: Much Ado about Nothing of that principle."-South: Sermone. fingers. iii. 4.
4. A kind of dramatic representation, which sucmör-a (3), 8. (Native name in Guiana.)
7. A morality. (MORALITY, 4.)
ceeded the mysteries or miracle plays, and in which Bot.: A genus of Cæsalpinice, tribe Dimorphan.
8. A moral certainty. (Slang.)
the characters were abstractions or allegorical drew. The calyx is campanulate, the petals five or
representations of virtues, vices, mental faculties, six, the legumes hard and woody, with a single .
“I have seen the moral of my own behavior very tre &c., such as Charity, Sin, Death, Hope, Fa large seed. Mora excelsa, the only known species,
s. 'quent in England."--Swift: Gulliver's Travels, ch. v. tho like. They formed the transition between the is a majestic tree, from 130 to 150 feet high. It moral-evidence, 8. Evidenco sufficient to sat. mysteries and the masques. (MYSTERY (1), 1.J grows in dense forests in Guiana and Trinidad. The isfy the mind, although not susceptible of rigid mor-al-1-zā-tion, s. (Eng. moraliz(e); -ation.) wood is equal to the finest oak, and is used for and incontrovertible demonstration.
1. The act of moralizing; moral reflections. shipbuilding.
“There was abundant moral evidence against these ene "A book of moralizations upon Ovid's Metamorphoses." mo-rā-çě-æ, 8. pl. (Lat. mor(us)=a mulberry; mies of their country."-Macaulay: Hist. Eng. ch. xix. - Baker: Henry V. (an. 1422). fem. pl. adj. suff. -aceæ.] moral-insanity, 8.
*2. Explanation in a moral senso; a moral. Bot.: Morads. An order of Diclinous Exogens, Alliance Urticales. It consists of milky trees or ? Mental Pathol.: A perversion of the natural feel. “It is more commendable, and also commodious, if the
players haus red the moralization of the chesse."-Sir T. shrubs, sometimes climbing. Leaves often with ings, alfections, temper, habits, and moral disposi
tions, at first without any considerable disorder of Elyot: The Governour, bk. i., ch. xxvi. large stipules rolled up; deciduous flowers inconspicuous, unisexual, in heads, spikes, or catkins;
the intellect. It may take various forms, as An- mor-al-ize, v. t. & i. (Fr. moraliser, from moral
drophonomania, Pyromania, Kleptomania, Eroto- =moral (q.v.); Sp. moralizar.) male flowers with calyx three to four-parted, im
mania, Nymphomania, or Theomania (q. v.). It is bricated; stamens three or four, females with three, often difficult or impossible to draw the distinction
A. Transitive: four, or five sepals, sometimes in two rows. Ovary one-celled, with one ovulo: seed with a brittle integ. between moral insanity and ordinary criminal im 1. To apply to a moral purpose; to explain or
interpret in a moral sense; to deduce a moral from. ument. It contains the Mulberries, the Figs. &c. puise or wickedness. Found in the warmer parts of the world. Somemoral-law, 8. The divinely prescribed law re "I pray thee, moralize them."-Shakesp.: Taming of the yield caoutchouc. Known genera eight, species garding man's moral conduct; spec., the Ten Com- Shrew, iv. 4. 184. (Lindley.)
mandments and other moral precepts of the Mosaic 2. To furnish with morals or examples; to provide mör -ěd, s. (Lat. mor(us); Eng. suff. -ad.) code, as distiuguished from its ceremonial and with moral lessons. Bot. (pl.): The name given by Lindley to the judicial enactments.
* Fierce warres and faithful loves shall moralize my order Moraceæ. moral-philosophy, s. The investigation of the song."
Spenser: F. Q., I. i. (Introd.) mõ-ræ-a, 8. (Named after R. Moore, a botanist
principles of right and wrong and their application 3. To render moral; to correct or improve the
to human conduct, so far as they can be discovered morals of. of Shrewsbury.] Bot.: A large genus of Iridaceæ. They constitute by the by the light of reason. (ETHICS.)
4. To exemplify or illustrato the moral of. fine bulbous-rooted plants, with yellow, blue, pur moral-sense, moral-faculty, 8. The capacity
“That which is said of the elephant, that being guiltie
of his deformitie, he cannot abide to looke on his owne to distinguish between what is good and bad in ple, or lilac flowers. conduct, and to approve of the one and disapprove
face in the water (but seekes for troubled and muddy mo-räine', 8. (Swiss moraine: Low Lat. morena;
channels), we see well moralized in men of evill conItal. mora=a thicket, a bush, a heap of stones.)
science."-Bp. Hall: Med, and Voues, ch. ii., $ 4.
[ The term moral sense was first used by Sbaftes. Phys. Geog. & Geol.: The debris of rocks brought bury in his Inquiry Concerning Virtue.
B. Intrans.: To writo or speak upon moral subinto valleys by glaciers. There is always one line
jects; to make moral reflections; to philosophizo. of blocks on each edge of the icy stream, and often moral-theology, 8.
“Here quaff'd, encircled with the joyous strain, several in the middle, where they are arranged in Ecclesiol.: “The science of priests sitting in the Oft moralizing sage." long ridges or mounds sometimes many yards high. confessional; the science which enables them to
Thomson: Castle of Indolence, i. 68. The former are called lateral, and the latter, which distinguish right from wrong, mortal sin from mòr-al-1-zēr, 8. [Eng. moraliz(e); -er.) One are considered by Agassiz to have arisen from the venial sin, counsels of perfection from strict obli- wh confluence of tributary glaciers, medial moraines. gationsand so to administer the Sacrament of
** who moralizes; a moralist. A large portion of these rocky fragments at length Penance." (Addis & Arnold.) [PENANCE, PENI- mor'-al-ly, adv. (Eng. moral; -ly.] reaches the end of the glacier, and here the melting TENTIAL-BOOKS.) The literature of moral theology 1. In a moral point of view; according to moice leaves it as a huge mound, which is known as a took its rise in the thirteenth century, and the rality. terminal moraine.
science may be said to have received its detinite “Far superior morally and intellectually to Hume." mor-a1, "mor-ale, *mor-all, a.& 8., (Fr. moral, form in the Theologia Moralis and the Homo Apos- Macaulay: Hist. Eng. ch. xvii. from Lat. moralis=relating to conduct, from mos
tolicus of St. Alphonsus Liguori, published about 2. In character, in nature, in disposition. (genit. moris) =a manner, a custom , Span, moral;
the middle of the last century, for nearly all the
« The individual Celt was morally and physically well Ital. morale.)
ings of that Doctor of the Roman Church. For qualified for war."-Macaulay: Hist. Eng., ch. xiii. A. As adjective:
the different schools of Moral Theology see LAXIST, 3. According to the rules of morality; virtuously, 1. Pertaining or relating to morality or morals; PROBABILISM, PROBABILIORISM, RIGORISM, TUTOR- uprightly; as, to live morally. relating to right and wrong as determined by duty; ISM.)
4. To all intents and purposes; virtually, practi. as, moral law, moral courage.
cally; as, This is morally certain. wor -al, v. 2. MORAL, Q.] To moralize. 2. Acting in accordance with or governed and
"I did hear
mor-alş, s. (MORAL, 8., B. 2.) guided by the laws of right and wrong; virtuous.
The motley fool thus moral on the time."
mõ-răss", 8. (Dut. moeras=a marsh, a fen, from “A moral agent is a being that is capable of those
Shakesp.: As You Like It, ii. 7. moer=mire, dirt, moor; Sw. maras, Ger. morast: actions that have a moral quality."-Edwards: On the
mõ-rale', 8. (French moral.] State of the mind Fr. marais.). A bog, a fen, a marsh; a tract of wet Freedom of the Will, pt. 1., 85.
he as regards courage, zeal, confidence, and such like: land insufficiently drained; a swamp. (Moor (1), 3. Done or carried out in accordance with the
especially of a body of men engaged in some dan- subst. ] laws of right and wrong.
gerous enterprise or pursuit, as soldiers in war. " The graves of thousands of English soldiers had been "The song was moral, and so far was right."
dug in the pestilential morass of Dundalk."-Macaulay: Cowper: Table Talk, 599. *mor'-al-ēr, 8. [English moral; -er.] One who
cnguisn moral; -er. One who Hist. Eng., ch. xxiii.
moralizes. 4. Sufficient for all practical purposes; such as is
morass-ore, s. Bog iron-ore. admitted as sufficient in the general business of life.
"Come, you are too severe a moraler."-Shakesp.: Othello, 6. ii. 3.
mặ-răng-ỹ, a. [Eng.mora88; -w] Boggy, fenny, 5. Containing a moral; symbolical, allegorical.
mor-al-işm, 8. (Eng. moral; -ism.) A moralma
o marshy; like a morass or marsh. "A thousand moral paintings I can show."
“The sides and top are covered with morassy earth."maxim, saying, lesson, or advice; inculcation of Penta Shakesp.: Timon of Athens, i. 1.
Pennant. 6. Hidden; symbolical.
morality. "I have no moral meaning: I meant plain holy-thistle." mor-al-Ist, s. [Fr. moraliste.)
mör -ăt, s. [Lat. morue=a mulberry.) A drink
composed of honey flavored with mulborry-juice. Shakesp.: Much Ado about Nothing, ini. 4. 1. One who moralizes; one who teaches or incul.
"With morat and spiced ale." 1. Moralizing. cates morality or moral duties; a writer on ethics.
Taylor: Edwin the Fair, iii. 7. 8. Not practical, but by exercise of influence or
"Pointing, the lovely moralist said ...
*mor-ate, a. (Lat. moratus, from mos (genit. persuasion.
See yonder, what a change is made."
moris)=manner, habit.) Mannered, dis posod, con
Prior: Garland. “Italy will on all occasions afford moral support to
stituted. England in her Egyptian policy." --- London Daily Chron. 2. One who practices moral duties; a moral as "To see a man well morate so seldome applauded." (cle. distinguished from a religious person.
Gaule. Maj-astro-mancer, p. 138. boll, boy; pout, Jowl; cat, çell, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, aş; expect, Xenophon, exist. pb = 1 moration
*mõ-rå-tion, s. (Lat. moratio, from moratus, mor-b11-11-form, mor-bili-1-form, adj. (Mod. mor-děl-11-dæ, 8. pl. [Mod. Lat. morden(a): pa. par. of muror=to delay.) The act of delaying, Latin morbilli=measles, and Latin forma=form, Lat. fem. pl. adj. suff. -idæ.] staying, or lingering; delay. shape.)
Entom.: A family of Coleoptera, tribe Heterom “For therein the Northern Hemisphere, and in the Pathology Resembling measies; an epithet a
Pathology: Resembling measles; an epithet de- era. The species are generally small, gibbous, or apogeum his moration is slower."-Browne: Vulgar Er- scriptive of (1) the mulberry-typhus rash (TYPHUS); humped, their longitudinal section exhibiting the rors, bk. vi., ch. x.
(2) a similar eruption in smallpox. (Tanner: Pract. segment of a circle. In some the elytra are attenumặr--tor--mm, 8. [Lat. neut. sing. of morator: ° of Med., i. 247, ii. 662.)
ated and abbreviated.
mor-bil-loňs, adj. (Fr. morbilleux, from Low ius=causing delay; moror=to delay.) Legal title I
mor'-děn-ite, 8. [From Morden, Nova Scotia, to delay making a payment which has become due.
Lat. morbilli=the measles; dimin. from Lat. more whore first found ; suif. -ite (Min.).)
bus=disease.] Pertaining to the measles; partak "Min.: A mineral of the Zeolite group, occurring " The merchants of Belgrade, taking advantago of the ing of the nature of or resembling the measles; in more or less hemispherical groups of diverging warlike rumors, have asked for a moratorium."-London measly.
fibers. Hardness, 5; specific gravity, 2.08; luster, Times.
mor-bőse, a. [Lat. morbosus, from morbus: silky; color, white, sometimes pinkish. ComposiMõ-rà-vi-an, a. & 8. [Soo def.]
disvase.) Proceeding from disease; morbid, dis. tion: Silica, 66-92; alumina, 12 66; lime, 4659; soda, A. As adjective: easod, unhealthy.
2-54; water, 13:29=100. 1. Pertaining to Moravia.
“Malphighi, under galls, comprehends all preter: mor-děn'-tê, s. (Ital.)
natural and morbose tumors and excrescences of plants." 2. Pertaining to the church of the Moravians. - Ruy: 0.1 the Creation, pt. i.
Music: A beat, a turn, a passing shake. “Now in the tents of grace of the meek Moravian Mis
mor-bos'-1-tý, s. (MORBOSE.) The quality or *mor-di-can-cỹ, 8. [Eng. mordican(t); -cy.) sions." Longfellow: Evangeline, ii. 4. stato of being morboso or diseased.
Tbo quality of being mordicant; a biting quality or B. As substantive:
"Some sight was designed, if we except the casual nature. 1. Ord. Lang.: A native of Moravia.
impediments or morbosities in individuals."-Browne: *mor'-di-cant, a. (Lat. mordicans; pr. par. ot 2. Ecclesiol. & Church Hist. (pl.): A religious sect. Vulyar Eri ors, bk. iii., ch. xviii. called at tirst Bohemians, and constituting a branch
mordico=to bite, to sting; mordeo=to bite; Fr.
mor-bůs, 8. (Lat.) Disease; as, Morbus brightii, mordicant.) Biting, sharp, acrid. of the Hussites, who, when the Calixtines came to Bright's disease; Morbus cæruleus, the same as terms with the Council of Basle, in 1433, refused to Cyanosis ; Cholera morbus, tho cholera (q. v.).
mor-di-cà'-tion. 8. ILat. mordicatio, from mor
. subscribe the articles of agreement, and consti.
dicatus, pa. par. of. mordico=to bite. The act of
mor-çeau (eau as 7), 8. (Fr.) A small piece, a corroding; corrosion. tuted themselves into a distinct body. Their tenets wore evangelical. In 1522 they made advances to morsel, a bit; specif., in music, applied to a short “Without any mordication or acrimony."-Bacon: Nat Luther, who partially recognized them, but they pitce or composition of an unpretending character. Hist., $ 692. ultimately adopted Calvinistic views as to the mor-chěl-la, 8. [From Ger. morchel=tho morcl.] *mor'-di-cā-tive, a. (Lat. mordicatus, pa. par. Lord's Supper. Their discipline was very strict. Bot.: Morel: a genns of ascomycetons Fungi. of mordico to bite.] Biting, sharp. Thoy supervised the conduct of their members in sub-order Elvellacei. They havo a pileiforın recep. their private or secular affairs, as well as in their tacle, with a ribbed and lacunose hymenium on the
-möre, suff. [-Mor.) aleginstical relations. They refused to bear arms. upper side, bearing asci. Morchella esculenta 18 CA. S. má=more, mára=greater, larger; cogn. with
möre. *mo. *moe. *moo, *moore, a., adv. & S. Driven by persecution, they scattered abroad, and the Morel (q. v.). M. semilibera, found in Cashmere Ger. mehr-more: Goth. mais: Lat. magis=more; for a time their chief settlement was at Fulnekin and elsewhere, is eaten in India. Moravia, whence they were called Moravian Breth
Gr. megas = great; Icel. meiri = greater; Gotb. ron, or Moravians. On May 26, 1700, was born Nico
mor-dā -çi-a, s. (Lat. mordax (genit. mordacis) maiza.j laus Ludwig, Count von Zinzendorf, son of the =biting; mordeo=to bite.)
A. As adjective: chamberlain and state minister of_Augustus II., Ichthy.: A genus of cyclostomatous fishes, family1. Greater in quantity, extent, degree, &c.; in Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. From Petromyzontidæ (q. V.). Dorsal fins two, the pos- greater quantity; in greater degrec. (Used with early life the son was devoted to religion, his piety
terior continuous with the caudal. Maxillary singular nouns. boing of the mystic type. Having met with a Mora dentition in two triangular groups, each with three u
"And because the haven was not commodious to winter vian refugee, who told him of the persecutions to conical acute cusps; two pairs of serratod lingual in the
atod lingual in, the more part advised to depart thence also." -Acta which his sect was exposed in Austria, Count Zin teeth. Ono species known, Mordacia mordax, from tivii 12 zondorf offered him and his co-religionists an the coasts of Chili and Tasmania. It is sometimes
§ 2. Greater in number; in greater numbers. (Used agyliom on his estate. The man, whose name was provided with a gular sac, the physiological func
with plural nouns.) David, accepted the offer, and in 1722 settled with tion of which is unknown. (Günther.) thrco other men, at a place called by Zinzendorf
3. Additional; in addition to a former number mor-då'-cious, a. (Lat. mordax (genit, morda. or quantity. Horrnhut=(the Lord's guard). Under his foster- cis) =biting; mordeo=to bite.]
"Two or three lords and ladies more."-Shakesp.: Mida ing care, the sect greatly increased in strength,
summer Night's Dream, iv. 2. and wore often called, from their place of settle
“Not only sensibly hot, but mordaciou
urning" ment, Herrnhutters. Till his death, on May 9, 1760,
B. As adverb: -Evelyn: Terra, p. 80. ho traveled, largely spreading their views. Small
1. In or to a greater degree, extent, or quantity. Moravian churches arose on the Continent, in Eng.
mor-da-cious-1ğ, adv. [Eng. mordacious ; •ly.),
nue: land, in Ireland, and in America. Though they
“None that I more love than myself."-Shakesp.: Tem
pest, i, 1. have never been numerous, yet in the latter part of 1. In a biting or burning manner; acridly, bit. More is nsed with adjectives and adverbs to tho eighteenth century and the beginning of this, ingly.
form the comparative degree, and is equivalent in they acquired great reputation from having a larger 2. Sarcastically.
force and meaning to the comparative suffix -er. proportion of their membership engaged in foreign mor-dăc:-1-tý, s. [Fr. mordacité ; from Latin More is gonerally used with all adjectives and missions than any Christian denomination since
mordacitatem; accus. of mordacitas, from mordax adverbs of more than two syllables, but it is also apostolic times. ('owper, Dr. Chalmers, and others
(gonit. mordacis)=biting.) The quality of being sometimes used with thoso of ono or two syllables. wrote of them with high admiration. Called also sharp, biting, or acrid; acridity.
Doublo comparatives, such as more mightier, more the United Brethren.
"The young seedling leaves and roots, raised on the braver, &c., occur in writers of the sixteenth and O-ra -VI-an-işm, 8. [English Moraviani -18m.] monthly hot-bed, almost the whole year round, affording seventeenth century. The tenets or practice of the Moravian Brethren. a very grateful mordacity."-Evelyn: Acetaria.
2. In addition, further, besides, again. (Qualified mor-bid, a. (Fr. morbide, from Lat. morbidus= mor-dant, *mor-daunt, *mour-dant, a. & 8. by such words as any, no, once, twice, never, &c.)
"And, to the desert led, sickly, from morbus=disease; Ital. & Sp. morbido.] [Fr., from Lat. inordeo=to bite.]
Was to be seen no more."
Corper: Olney Hymne, XL 1. Diseased; not healthy, not sound; sickly, un. *1. Biting, gnawing.
(1) To be no more: To bo dead. healthy. 2. Sarcastic, biting, sharp.
“ Cassius is no more." 3. Having the quality of fixing colors. “Of morbid hue his features, sunk and sad."
Shakesp.: Julius Caesar, v. & Thomson: Castle of Indolence, ii. 79. B. As substantive:
(2) More and more: With continued increase. 2. Pertaining or relating to disease; as, morbid *I. Ord. Lang.: The tongue of a buckle.
C. As substantive: anatomy.
“The mourdant wrought in noble gise."
1. A greater quantity, amount, number, or degree. *II. Painting: A term used of corpulence very
Romaunt of the Rose
"[They) gathered some more, some less."-Ecodus ir strongly expressed. (Bailey.)
1. Chem. (pl.): A term applied in dyeing to cer- 2. Something further or in addition; an ad. mor-bid-ězz'-2 (zz as ts), s. [Ital.]
tain metallic oxides and salts used for fixing colors ditional anantity. Paint.: A term applied to tho coloring of the on fabrics such as cotton and linen, for which they *3. Persons of rank, position, or importance; tho flesh, to express the peculiar delicacy and softness have little or no affinity. Mordants are usually ap.
great. seen in nature. plied to, or printed on the fabric before the color is
"The more and less came in with cap and knee." mor-bid-Y-tř. 8. [Eng. morbid: -itu.] The qual- added, but they are sometimes combined with it,
Shakesp.: Henry IV., Pt. I., iii.& ity or state of being morbid; disoase, unhealthi. in which case the color is termed a lake. Salts of tin and alumina aro commonly employed for bright,
*möre (1), v. t. (MORE, a.) To make more of 1088. and oxido of iron for dark colors.
greater. mor-bid-ly, adv. (Eng. morbid; - ly.] In a mor. 2. Gilding: A sticky substance to cause gold-leaf möre (2), v. t. (MORE (2), 8.) To root up. bij mannerin a way to indicate the existence of to adhere to an obiect.
möre (1), s. (MOOB (1), s.] physical or mental disease.
mor-dant, v.t. (MORDANT, a.) To fix the color 1. A moor. “As morbidly jealous of all superior authority, and as in
,,as in by means of a mordant; to supply or imbue with 2. A hill. fond of haranguing, as he had been four years before."
a mordant. Macaulay: Hist. Eng. ch. xiii.
möre (2), s. [0. Dut.) A root. mor-bid něss, subst. [Eng, morbid: -ness.] The mor'-dant-ly, adv. (Eng. mordant; -ly.] In a
mo-reēn', 8. (MOHAIR, MOIRE.). quality or state of being morbid; morbidity. mordant manner; after the manner of a mordant.
Fabric: A stout woolen stuff, used for cutains, mor-bif'-ic, *mor-bif-I-cal, a. sFr. morbifique. *mor-daunt, 8. [MORDANT.]
&c. from Lat. morbus=disease, and facio=to make, to mor-děl-la, 8. (Lat. mordeo=to bite. (Agassiz.)] mor-el (1), 8. (MORRELO. 1 cause.) Causing disease; producing a disea sed or Entom. : The typical gepus of the family Mordel mo-rěl' (2), mo-rělle', subst. (Fr. morel=nightsickly state.
lidæ. Antenne of the same thickness throughout, shade.) "The vessels whereby the morbinoal matter is derived slightly serrated in the males. The extremity ends Botany : unto this membrane." -Browne: Vulgar Errors, bk, iv., in an ovipositor. The species are very active, fly- 1. (of the form morel): Morchella esculenta, an ch. iii. ing with great velocity.
ediblo fungus. It has a pale-brown pileus, deeply fate, făt, färe, amidst, whãt, fäll, father; wē, wět, hëre, camel, hēr, there; pine, pit, sire, bir, marine; go, pot,
pitted all over, with raised anastomosing lines (Yarrell), and calls it the Nurse-hound, Bounce, or mor-i-něl, 8. (Gr. moros=stupid, foolish.] Tho between the depressions. It grows in orchards, Cat-fish. It is four or five feet long, the head dotterel, Charadrius morinellus, from its supposod woods, and iorests, especially, according to the com- depressed, blunt, and rounded; the body lengthened stupidity. mou German belief, where fires have taken place. It behind, with the tail in the same straight line; mõ-rin-ga, subst. (From muringo, the Malabar bas an agreeable smell and taste. It is used when color dusky red with num fresh stewed or stuffed with forcemeat, or when dry lower parts white. It sooks its proy, consisting
name of the plant.] as an ingredient in some sauces. chiefly of crustaceans, at the bottom of the water
Bot.: The typical genus of the order Moringacer 2. (of the two forms): Solanum nigrum. Called on rough and rocky ground. (Couch: British
ish (q. v.). The fruits are long, whip-like beans. The
(9 also Potty Morel, the Great Morel being Atropa Fishes, i. 11, &c.)
root of Moringa pterygosperma tastes like horsebelladonna.
radish, and has a pungent odor. The leaves, flowers,
mor-glāy, s. (Celt. mor=great, and Eng. glaive and young seed-vessels are eaten by the natives of möre'-land, 8. (MOORLAND.]
(q. v.).] A two-handed sword; a claymore (q. v.). India in their curries. The seeds are to Ben puts mo-rē-11-ą, 8. [Etym. doubtful.]
morgue. s. Fr. A place whore the bodies of which furnish the Oil of Ben (9. V.). 110 plant is Zool.: A genus of snakes, family Pythonidæ. persons found dead are exposed, in order that they used by the Hindus as a stimulant and as a rubeMorelia argus and M. variegata are the Diamond may be recognized and claimed by their friends; a facient. It is used by Indian calico-printers. The and Carpet snakes of Australia, perhaps only dead-house.
bark yields a coarso fiber from which mats, paper, variotics of the same species.
mör-1-a, 8. [Gr. möros=foolish.]
or cordage may be prepared. M. aptera, a native of
India, long naturalized in the West Indies, also mõ-rělle', s. (MOREL (2).]
Med.: Foolishness, fatuity.
yields ben-oil. The unripe fruits of M. concanensis mõ-rěl-lo, mor'-el, 8. [Ital.-dark-colored.) mor-1-búnd, a. & 8. (Lat. moribundus, from are eaten by the natives of India in their curries. A kind of cherry, with a dark red or black skin; morior=to die.) tho flesh is a deep purplish red, tender, juicy, and
mo-rin-ga'-çě-æ, . pl. (Mod. Lat. moring(a);
A. As adj.: In a dying state; doomed to a very Lat. fem. pl. adj. sulf. -aceæ.) acid. speedy death or dissolution.
Bot.: Moringads; an order of Hypogynous Exomor-ěn'-do, adv. (Ital.]
†B. As subst.: One who is appar ntly doomed to gens. alliance Violales
gens, alliance Violales. It consists of trees with Music: Dying away. A direction that the sounds a very speedy death: one in a dying condition
doubly or triply pinnate leaves, the leaflets of of voices or instruments are to be gradually soft- mör-ic. a. (Lat. &c. moros) (ov): Enesnff. which easily drop off. The stipules are thin, doened, and the pace slackened. -ic.] Containing or derived from Morus tinctoria.
ciduous and curled. The flowers, which are white, *möre'-něss, 8. [Eng. more, a.; ·ness.] Great moric-acid, s.
are irrogular, in looso paniclos. Sepals, five, petal
oid, the petals five, unequal, the uppermost ascendDess. .
Chemistry: C H1409.H20. An acid found in the ing. Stamens, oight or ten, arising from the top of mõ-rē -no-şite, 8. [Named after Señor Moreno; aqueous extract of old füstic, Morus tinctoria. It a fleshy discinside the calyx, fonr sometimes sterile; suff. -ite (Min.).]
crystallizes in needles mostly grouped in tufts, ovary stalked, superior, one-celled, with threo pari. Min.: A greenish-white to apple-green mineral, slightly soluble in water, but very soluble in alco- etal placentæ, ultiinately becoming a pod-like capoccurring as an efflorescence, but sometimes fibrous hol and ether, the solutions having a deep yellow sule with many seeds; sometimes winged, buried in or in acicular crystals. Hardness, 2 to 2:5; specific color. The barium salt, 3C18H13Ba0, C18H1,09 1,0, tho fungous substance of the valves. Found in the gravity, 2004; luster, vitreous; soluble, with a is a reddish-brown powder, produced by boiling East Indies and Arabia. One known genus with motallic, astringent taste. Composition: Sulphuric moric acid with recently precipitated baric carbon- four species. acid, 28-5; oxide of nickel, 2007; water, 44:8=100, ate. Morate of calcium exists ready formed in mo-rin-găd. s. sMod. Lat. moringla): Eng. tuff. which corresponds to the formula NiOSO2+7HO. fustic. It is deposited from its alcoholic solution
-ad. Is found in association with nickel ores, of which in yellowish crystals, which lose their water at 100°. Bot. (pl.): The name given by Lindley to the it is an alteration product.
*mõ-rig -ēr-āte, a. [Lat. morigeratus, pa. par. order Moringaceæ (q. v.). möre-o-ver. adv. Eng. more, a., and Orer. of morigeror=to comply ; mos Bosidos, in addition, furthermore, over and above, temper, disposition, and gero=to manage; Ital.
mo-rin-gic, adj. [Mod. Lat., &c., moring(a); also, likewise.
morigerare; Sp. morigerar.) Compliant, obedient. Eng. sulf. -ic.] (Seo the compound.) möre-pörk, 8. (See def.] A popular name for *mõ-rig-ēr-ā-tion, a. (MORIGERATE.) Com moringic-acid, s. Podargus strigoides. plianco, ubodience.
Chem.: C3H2O2. A colorless oily acid, homolo *mõ-rěsk , a. (MORESQUE.]
*mo-r -ér-oŭs. a. (Lat. morigerus. from mos gous with oleic-acid, obtained by tho saponification möreş'-nět-ite, 8. (Named after Moresnet, Belmöreg' nstite. Nomodoftor Morne B (genit. moris) =tem per, manners, and gero-to man of the oil of ben. It has a mawkish taste, a faint ago.] Obedient, obsequious.
odor, and a density of .908. It is very soluble in gium, where first found: suff. ite (Min Min.: A mineral of various shades of green, mor-11, s. (MOREL (2).]
alcohol, solidifies at 0%, and is decomposed by heat
ing with sulphuric acid. [MORINGA.) found associated with calamine. Characters of mo ril-11-form, a. (Fr. morillera mushroom, the purest variety; hardness, 2:5; fracture, con- and Lat. forma=form, shape.] Having the form or
: mõ-rin-gu-a, subst. [Etym. doubtful; Latinized choitial; streak, white, Composition : Silica, 30 31; shape of a moril; resembling a moril.
from native nime(7).) alumina. 13.68: protoxide of iron, 0.27; protoxide
Ichthy.: A genus of Murænidæ (q.v.). Body Mör-in, 8. [General Arthur Jules, Director of cylindrical and scaleless : trunk much longer than of nickel. 114 : protoxide of zinc, 4341; water, 11037 the Consorvatoire Impérial des Arts et Métiers
tail. Pectorals none, or small: vertical tins little =10018. Paris.) (Soe compound and etym.)
developed, limited to tail. Gill-openings narrow, mõ-rěsque' (que as k), a. & s. [Fr., from Ital. Morin's apparatus, Horiz's machine, s. inferior. Six species, from fresh water, brackish moresco, from moro; Lat. maurus=a moor.] [MOORT (2), s.]
Mech.: An apparatusor a machino to demonstrate water, and the coasts of India to Fiji. (Günther.)
experimentally the laws of falling bodies. A deA. As adj.: In the manner or style of the Moors; scending weight causes a cylinder to revolve around and Eng. tannic.] Derived from Morus tinctoria.
mör-in-tăn-nic, a. (Lat. mor(us); suff. -in, Moorish.
its axis with a velocity proportioned to that of the (FUSTIC.) B. As subst.: A style of ornamentation for flat descending weight. A pencil attached to the surfaces. Though named after the Moors it really cylinder records the result, showing that a falling moriatannic-acid, 8. was the invention of Byzantine Greeks.
body doscends with velocity proportioned to the Chem.: CH10. One of the constitnants of old
squaros of the time. *moresque-dance, 8. A morris-dance (q. v.).
fustic, Morus tinctoria, extracted from it by boil. mo-rin-da, 8. (Altered from Lat. Morus indica ing water. It crystallizes in light yellow micromor-foun-der, mor-foun-dre
fr.] =Indian mulberry, becauso of its country and the scopic prisms, slightly soluble in cold water, very To aifect with a cold. shape of its fruit.
soluble in boiling water, in alcohol, and in other. Morgagni (as Mor-găn -yl), 8. [Named from Bot.: A gonus of Cinchonacew, family Guettardi- but insoluble in oil of turpentine. It melts at 200o, Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771), Professor dø. The bark of Morinda rovoc is a febrifuge. but undergoes complete decomposition at 270°, of Anatomy in the University of Padua. (See com- M. citrifolia is sometimes called the Indian mul. yielding carbonic anhydride, phenol, and pyrocate pound.)
berry; it is wild or cultivated in India and Ceylon. chin. Its ethereal solution is greenish by reflected, Morgagni's-humor, 8.
The typical variety, supposed to be wild in Malacca, and brown by transmitted, light. Anat.: The outermost layers of the anterior face brown: the variety M. elliptica yields a scarlet dye, (a misreading of mormorion), in Pliny (H. N.,
furnishes various dyes, from reddish yellow to darkm or-1-on (1), 8. (From a supposed Latin morion of the crystalline lens.
and M. angustifolia a good yellow. M. tinctoria is xxxvii. 10, 63). mor-gan-at-Ic, a. (Low Latin morganatica, also a dyo plant, and the green fruits are eaten by Min.: The same as SMOKYfrom Ger. morgen=morning, an abbreviation from tho Ilindus in their curries.
QUARTZ (q. v.). M. H. German morgengabe=morning-gift, the giftmo-rin -din, s. (Mod. Lat., &c., morind(a); Eng. mor:-1-on (2), *mõr'-1-an, which, according to the old usage, a husband used suff.-in ( Chem:). to make to his wife on the morning after the marChem.: ('23H2015. A yellow coloring matter, ex
*mŭr'-ri-on, s. (Fr., from Sp. riage-night.) A torm used with referenco to a mat. tractod from the root of Morinda citrifolia by boil
morrion, from morra=the crown
of the head. moronra billock: rimonial alliance between a man of royal blood (oring alcohol. It forme crystals having a fine yellow Ital. morione: Port. morrião.1 in Germany of high nobility) and a woman of color and satin luster, very soluble in boiling alco. A kind of helmet or stool headinferior rank. Such marriages are also called Left- hol and water, but insoluble in ether. It is used in handed Marriages, from the fact that in the mar- the East Indies as a dyeing material. When boiled
piece, shaped like a hat, and riage ceremony the left hand is given instead of the with diluto sulphuric acid, morindin is converted
having no beaver or visor. It right. The children of such a marriage are legiti
was introduced into England into an impuro alizarin.
abont the beginning of the sixmate, but do not inberit the rank or possessions of
mo-rin-döne, 8. [Eng., &c., morind(in); suff. teenth century. It is often surtheir father -one.
mounted with a crest or comb.
Morion. or-gan-at-Ic-al, a. [Eng. morganatic; -al.] Chem.: A namo given by Anderson to the yellow
"With musquet, pike, and morion, The same as MORGANATIC (q.v.). ish-rod crystaly formed when mnrindin is heated in
To welcome noble Marmion." mor-găn-ăt-Ic-al-1ỹ, adv. (Eng. morganatical; a closo vessel. These crystals aro now proved to be
Scott: Marmton, i. 9. alizarin. ly.] In the manner of a morganatic marriage.
| Mô-so-cỏ, Mõ-risk, 8. & a. [Sp. Morisco= mor'-gày, 8. (Wel. morgi=a dog-fish; from mor mör-ine, 8. (Lat. mor(us); Eng. suff. -ine.]
OF 10e, 8. [Lat. mor(US); Eng. sun. -ine.] Moorish, from Moro=a Moor.) =the soa, and ci=a dog.
Chem.: C12H1006. A crystalline body obtained Ichthu.: According to Yarrell, the name given in from the boiling aqueous extract of fustic. It A
A. As substantive : Scotland to a small spotted shark or dog-fish, Scyl. forms yellow needle-shaped crystals, difficultly solu. 1. An old name for the Moorish population of lium canicula (Cuv.); Couch considers it the same ble in cold water, but very soluble in alcohol and Spain. ag Srualus canicula (Linn.), Catulus major (Wil. ammonia. Sodium amalgam converts it into phlo- 2. The language of the Moors of Spain. loughby & Ray.), s. catulus (Flom.), s. stellaris roglucin.
3. The Morris-dance (q. v.). bou, boy; pout, Jowl; cat, çell, chorus, chin, bench;. go, gem; thin, this; sin, age; expect, Xenophon, exist. ph = £