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  • 101 Smart — Smart, n. [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.] 1. Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles. In pain s smart. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of… …

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  • 102 Smart — Smart, a. [Compar. {Smarter}; superl. {Smartest}.] [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.] 1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste. [1913 Webster] How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 103 Smart money — Smart Smart, a. [Compar. {Smarter}; superl. {Smartest}.] [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.] 1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste. [1913 Webster] How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 104 Smart ticket — Smart Smart, a. [Compar. {Smarter}; superl. {Smartest}.] [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.] 1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste. [1913 Webster] How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 105 Smarter — Smart Smart, a. [Compar. {Smarter}; superl. {Smartest}.] [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.] 1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste. [1913 Webster] How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 106 Smartest — Smart Smart, a. [Compar. {Smarter}; superl. {Smartest}.] [OE. smerte. See {Smart}, v. i.] 1. Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste. [1913 Webster] How smart lash that speech doth give my conscience. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 107 Stitch — Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster] 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in… …

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  • 108 Style — Style, n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Stiletto}.… …

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  • 109 Style of court — Style Style, n. [OE. stile, F. style, Of. also stile, L. stilus a style or writing instrument, manner or writing, mode of expression; probably for stiglus, meaning, a pricking instrument, and akin to E. stick. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf.… …

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  • 110 Tattoo — Tat*too , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tattooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattooing}.] [Of Polynesian origin; cf. New Zealand ta to tattoo, tatu puncturation (in Otaheite).] To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures… …

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  • 111 Tattooed — Tattoo Tat*too , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tattooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattooing}.] [Of Polynesian origin; cf. New Zealand ta to tattoo, tatu puncturation (in Otaheite).] To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or… …

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  • 112 Tattooing — Tattoo Tat*too , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tattooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattooing}.] [Of Polynesian origin; cf. New Zealand ta to tattoo, tatu puncturation (in Otaheite).] To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or… …

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  • 113 Thistly — This tly, a. 1. Overgrown with thistles; as, thistly ground. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Resembling a thistle or thistles; sharp; pricking. [1913 Webster] In such a world, so thorny, and where none Finds happiness unblighted, or, if found, Without… …

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  • 114 Thoracentesis — Tho ra*cen*te sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? thorax + ? pricking, from ? to prick, stab.] (Surg.) The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 115 Three-coat — a. (Arch.) Having or consisting of three coats; applied to plastering which consists of pricking up, floating, and a finishing coat; or, as called in the United States, a scratch coat, browning, and finishing coat. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 116 Tingle — Tin gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tingling}.] [Freq. of ting. Cf. {Tinkle}.] 1. To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound. [1913 Webster] At which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall… …

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  • 117 Tingled — Tingle Tin gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tingling}.] [Freq. of ting. Cf. {Tinkle}.] 1. To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound. [1913 Webster] At which both the ears of every one that heareth it… …

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  • 118 Tingling — Tingle Tin gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tingled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tingling}.] [Freq. of ting. Cf. {Tinkle}.] 1. To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound. [1913 Webster] At which both the ears of every one that heareth it… …

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  • 119 Urchin — Ur chin, a. Rough; pricking; piercing. [R.] Helping all urchin blasts. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 120 distinguish — verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English distinguen, from Anglo French distinguer, from Latin distinguere, literally, to separate by pricking, from dis + stinguere (akin to Latin instigare to urge on) more at stick Date: 15th century… …

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