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chaplain
[.] CHAPLAIN, n. [.] 1. An ecclesiastic who has a chapel, or who performs service in a chapel. The king of Great Britain has forty-eight chaplains, who attend, four each month, to perform divine service for the royal family. Princes also, and persons of quality have ...

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chaplaincy
[.] CHAPLAINCY, n. The office or station of a chaplain.

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chaplainship
[.] CHAPLAINSHIP, n. [.] 1. The office or business of a chaplain. [.] 2. The possession, or revenue of a chapel.

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complain
[.] COMPLAIN, v.i. [.] 1. To utter expressions of grief; to lament. [.] [.] I will complain in the bitterness of my spirit. Job 7. [.] [.] I complained and my spirit was overwhelmed. Ps. 77. [.] 2. To utter expressions of censure or resentment; to murmur; to ...

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complainable
[.] COMPLAINABLE, a. That may be complained of.

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complainant
[.] COMPLAINANT, n. [.] 1. A prosecutor; one who prosecutes by complaint, or commences a legal process against an offender for the recovery of a right or penalty. [.] [.] He shall forfeit one moiety to the use of the town; and the other moiety to the use of the complainant. [.] 2. ...

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complainer
[.] COMPLAINER, n. One who complains, or expresses grief; one who laments; one who finds fault; a murmurer. [.] These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts. Jude 16.

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complainful
[.] COMPLAINFUL, a. Full of complaint.

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complaining
[.] COMPLAINING, ppr. Expressing grief, sorrow, or censure; finding fault; murmuring; lamenting; accusing of an offense. [.] COMPLAINING, n. The expression of regret, sorrow, or injury.

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complaint
[.] COMPLAINT, n. [.] 1. Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; a finding fault. [.] [.] Even to day is my complaint bitter. Job 23. [.] 2. The cause or subject of complaint, or murmuring. [.] [.] The poverty of the ...

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court-chaplain
[.] COURT-CHAPLAIN, n. A chaplain to a king or prince.

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explain
[.] EXPLA'IN, v.t. [L. explano; ex and planus, plain, open, smooth.] [.] To make plain,manifest or intelligible; to clear of obscurity; to expound; to illustrate by discourse, or by notes. The first business of a preacher is to explain his text. Notes and comments are ...

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explainable
[.] EXPLA'INABLE, a. That may be cleared of obscurity; capable of being made plain to the understanding; capable of being interpreted.

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explained
[.] EXPLA'INED, pp. Made clear or obvious to the understanding; cleared of doubt, ambiguity or obscurity; expounded; illustrated.

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explainer
[.] EXPLA'INER, n. One who explains; an expositor; a commentator; an interpreter.

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explaining
[.] EXPLA'INING, ppr. Expounding; illustrating; interpreting; opening to the understanding; clearing of obscurity.

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inexplainable
[.] INEXPLA'INABLE, a. That cannot be explained; inexplicable. [The latter word is generally used.]

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plain
[.] PLAIN, a. [L. planus; splendor. Gr. to wander.] [.] 1. Smooth; even; level; flat; without elevations and depressions; not rough; as plain ground or land; a plain surface. In this sense, in philosophical writings, it is written plane. [.] 2. Open; clear. [.] [.] ...

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plain-dealing
[.] PLAIN-DE'ALING, a. [plain and deal.] Dealing or communicating with frankness and sincerity; honest; open; speaking and acting without art; as a plain-dealing man. [.] PLAIN-DE'ALING, n. A speaking or communicating with openness and sincerity; management without ...

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plain-hearted
[.] PLA'IN-HE`ARTED, a. Having a sincere heart; communicating without art, reserve or hypocrisy; of a frank disposition.

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plain-heartedness
[.] PLAIN-HE`ARTEDNESS, n. Frankness of disposition; sincerity.

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plain-song
[.] PLA'IN-SONG, n. The plain unvaried chant of churches; so called in contradistinction from the prick-song, or variegated music sung by note.

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plain-spoken
[.] PLA'IN-SPOKEN, a. Speaking with plain, unreserved sincerity.

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plain-work
[.] PLA'IN-WORK, n. Plain needlework, as distinguished from embroidery.

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plainly
[.] PLA'INLY, adv. With a level surface. [Little used.] [.] 1. Without cunning or disguise. [.] 2. Without ornament or artificial embellishment; as, to be plainly clad. [.] 3. Frankly; honestly; sincerely; as, deal plainly with me. [.] 4. In earnest; fairly. [.] 5. ...

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plainness
[.] PLA'INNESS, n. Levelness; evenness or surface. [.] 1. Want of ornament; want of artificial show. [.] [.] So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. [.] 2. Openness; rough, blunt or unrefined frankness. [.] [.] Your plainness and your shortness please me ...

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plaint
[.] PLAINT, n. [L. plango, to strike, to beat, to lament, whence complaint; Gr. to strike, from the root disused, whence, a stroke; L. plaga, Eng. plague.] [.] 1. Lamentation; complaint; audible expression of sorrow. [.] [.] From inward grief [.] [.] His bursting ...

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plaintful
[.] PLA'INTFUL, a. Complaining; expressing sorrow with an audible voice; as my plaintful tongue.

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plaintif
[.] PLA'INTIF, n. In law, the person who commences a suit before a tribunal, for the recovery of a claim; opposed to defendant. [.] [Prior uses this word as an adjective, in the French sense, for plaintive, but the use is not authorized.]

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plaintive
[.] PLA'INTIVE, a. Lamenting; complaining; expressive of sorrow; as a plaintive sound or song. [.] 1. Complaining; expressing sorrow or grief; repining. [.] [.] To sooth the sorrows of her plaintive son.

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plaintively
[.] PLA'INTIVELY ,adv. In a manner expressive of grief.

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plaintiveness
[.] PLA'INTIVENESS, n. The quality or state of expressing grief.

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plaintless
[.] PLA'INTLESS, a. Without complaint; unrepining.

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terre-plain
[.] TERRE-PLAIN, n. In fortification, the top, platform or horizontal surface of a rampart, on which the cannon are placed.

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uncomplaining
[.] UNCOMPLA'INING, a. Not complaining; not murmuring; not disposed to murmur.

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unexplainable
[.] UNEXPLA'INABLE, a. That cannot be explained.

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chief

CHIEF, a.

1. Highest in office or rank; principal; as a chief priest; the chief butler. Gen 40:9.

Among the chief rulers, many believed on him. John 12.

2. Principal or most eminent, in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; commanding most respect; taking the lead; most valuable; most important; a word of extensive use; as a country chief in arms.

The hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass. Ezra 9.

Agriculture is the chief employment of men.

3. First in affection; most dear and familiar.

A whisperer separateth chief friends. Prov. 16.

CHIEF, n.

1. A commander; particularly a military commander; the person who heads an army; equivalent to the modern terms, commander or general in chief, captain general, or generalissimo. 1 Ch. 11.

2. The principal person of a tribe, family, or congregation, &c.

Num. 3. Job 29. Math. 20.

3. In chief, in English law, in capite. To hold land in chief is to hold it directly from the king by honorable personal services.

4. In heraldry, chief signifies the head or upper part of the escutcheon, from side to side, representing a mans head. In chief, imports something borne in this part.

5. In Spenser, it seems to signify something like achievement, a mark of distinction; as, chaplets wrought with a chief.

6. This word is often used, in the singular number, to express a plurality.

I took the chief of your tribes, wise men and known, and made them heads over you. Deut. 1:15.

These were the chief of the officers, that were over Solomons work. 1 Kings 9.

In these phrases, chief may have been primarily an adjective, that is, chief men, chief persons.

7. The principal part; the most or largest part, of one thing or of many.

The people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed. 1 Sam. 15.

He smote the chief of their strength. Ps. 68.

The chief of the debt remains unpaid.

CHIEF, adv. Chiefly.

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cole

COLE, n. The general name of all sorts of cabbage or brassica; but we generally use it in its compounds, cole-wort, cauliflower, &c.

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