n. Music, pl., -tos. (Abbr. contr.)
The lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate in range between soprano and tenor.
A woman having a contralto voice.
A drop-leaf table is a table that has a fixed section in the center and a hinged section (leaf) on either side that can be folded down (dropped). If the leaf is supported by a bracket when folded up, the table is simply a drop-leaf table; if the leaf is supported by legs that swing out from the center, it is known as a gate leg table.
Drop-leaf tables were found mostly in England where they date back to the late sixteenth century; Elizabethan and Jacobean examples are still extant.
n., pl., -tries.
A small room or closet, usually off a kitchen, where food, tableware, linens, and similar items are stored.
A small room used for the preparation of cold foods.
THE INGALL'S KITCHEN:
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(Photo: Laura and Almanzo in 1886.)
MAR'RIAGE, n. [L.mas, maris.] The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity,and for securing the maintenance and education of children.
Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled. Heb.13.
1. A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage for his son. Matt.22.
2. In a scriptural sense, the union between Christ and his church by the covenant of grace. Rev.19.
1. The food which ruminating animals chew at leisure, when not grazing or eating; or that portion of it which is brought from the first stomach and chewed at once.
2. A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed.
3. The inside of the mouth or throat of a beast that chews the cud.
FLA'IL, n. [L. flagellum. We retain the original verb in flog, to strike, to lay on, L. fligo, whence affligo, to afflict; plaga, a stroke, or perhaps from the same root as lick and lay. Gr. See Lick.]
1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as a peck of wheat or oats.
2. In low language, a great deal; as, to be in a peck of troubles.
COW'S DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:
Rumen Anatomy (Click on the cow's body parts to find out about it's function)
MAUL, n. [L. malleus. See Mall.]
A heavy wooden hammer; written also mall.
MAUL, v.t. To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner.
WITH, WITHE, n. [L., probably a shoot.]
1. A willow twig.
2. A band consisting of a twig, or twigs twisted.
1. One who wears a livery; as a servant.
2. In London, a freeman of the city, of some distinction. the liverymen are chosen from among the freemen of each company, and from their number are elected the common council, sheriff and other superior officers of the city. They alone have the right of voting for members of parliament.
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1. The instrument with which a horse is governed and restrained by a rider; consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages, according to its particular form and uses.
2. A restraint; a curb; a check.
3. A short piece of cable well served, attached to a swivel on a chain, laid in a harbor, and the upper end drawn into a ship and secured to the bits. The use is to enable a ship, when moored, to veer with the wind and tide.
Bowline bridles are short legs or pieces of rope, running through iron thimbles, by which the bowline attaches to different places on the leech or edge of a large sail
BRI'DLE, v.t. To put on a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
1. To restrain, guide or govern; to check, curb or control; as, to bridle the passions; "to bridle a muse."
Bridle the excursions of youth.
BRI'DLE, v.i. To hold up the head, and draw in the chin.
1. Armor; the whole accouterments or equipments of a knight or horseman; originally perhaps defensive armor, but in a more modern and enlarged sense, the furniture of a military man, or offensive, as a casque, cuirass, helmet, girdle, sword, buckler, &c.
2. The furniture of a draught horse, whether for a wagon, coach, gig, chaise, &c., called in some of the American states, tackle or tackling, with which, in its primary sense, it is synonymous.
H`ARNESS, v.t. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman.
Harnessed in rugged steel.
1. To put on the furniture of a horse for draught.
Harness the horses. Jer.46.
2. To defend; to equip or furnish for defense. 1 Macc.4.
To harvest grain, the crop was usually first cut and then the grain was separated from the stalk or body of the crop. Grain cradles were used for cutting and gathering the crops. The long wooden "fingers" of the cradle gathered the straw as it was cut and deposited it in piles. The cradle was an improvement on a single blade because the fingers acted as extensions of the farmer's arms and made harvesting a little easier.
SELF'ISH, a. Regarding one's own interest chiefly or soley; influenced in actions by a view to private advantage.
An instrument for boring large holes, chiefly used by carpenters, joiners, cabinet makers, wheelwrights and shipwrights. It consists of an iron blade, ending in a steel bit, with a handle placed at right angles with the blade. Augers, made with a straight channel or groove, in some places, are called pod-augers; the modern augers, with spiral channels, are called screw-augers.
1. The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness. Patience may spring from constitutional fortitude, from a kind of heroic pride, or from christian submission to the divine will.
2. A calm temper which bears evils without murmuring or discontent.
3. The act or quality of waiting long for justice or expected good without discontent.
Have patience with me,and I will pay thee all. Matt.18.
4. Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion.
He learnt with patience, and with meekness taught.
5. The quality of bearing offenses and injuries without anger or revenge.