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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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[.] A'IR-STIRRING, a. Putting the air in motion.


[.] BESTIR', v.t. bestur' [be and stir.] To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor; usually with the reciprocal pronoun; as, rise and bestir yourselves.


[.] BESTIR'RED, pp. Roused into vigorous action; quickened in action.


[.] BESTIR'RING,ppr. Moving briskly; putting into vigorous action.


[.] STIR, v.t. stur. [G., to stir, to disturb.] [.] 1. To move; to change place in any manner. [.] [.] My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir. [.] 2. To agitate; to bring into debate. [.] [.] Stir on the questions of jurisdiction. [.] 3. To incite ...


[.] STIRIATED, a. [L., an icicle.] Adorned with pendants like icicles.


[.] STIRIOUS, a. [supra.] Resembling icicles. [Not much used.]


[.] STIRK, n. A young ox or heifer. [Local.]


[.] STIRP, n. sturp. [L.] Stock; race; family. [Not English.]


[.] STIRRED, pp. Moved; agitated; put in action.


[.] STIRRER, n. [.] 1. One who is in motion. [.] 2. One who puts in motion. [.] 3. A riser in the morning. [.] 4. An inciter or exciter; an instigator. [.] 5. A stirrer up, an exciter; an instigator.


[.] STIRRING, ppr. Moving; agitating; putting in motion. [.] STIRRING, n. [supra.] The act of moving or putting in motion.


[.] STIRRUP, n. sturup. [G., step-bow or mounting-bow. The first stirrups appear to have been ropes.] A kind of ring or bending piece of metal, horizontal on one side for receiving the foot of the rider, and attached to a strap which is fastened to the saddle; used to assist ...


[.] STIRRUP-LETHER, n. A strap that supports a stirrup.


[.] UNSTIRRED, a. unstur'red. Not stirred; not agitated.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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TILT, n.

1. A tent; a covering over head.

2. The cloth covering of a cart or wagon.

3. The cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning of canvas or other cloth, extended over the stern sheets of a boat.

TILT, v.t. To cover with a cloth or awning.

TILT, n. [See the verb.] A thrust; as a tilt with a lance.

1. Formerly, a military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; as tilts and tournaments.

2. A large hammer; a tilt-hammer; used in iron manufactures.

3. Inclination forward; as the tilt of a cask; or a cask is a-tilt.

TILT, v.t. [L. tollo.]

1. To incline; to raise one end, as a cask, for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.

2. To point or thrust, as a lance.

Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.

3. To hammer or forge with a tilt-hammer or tilt; as, to tilt steel to render it more ductile.

4. To cover with a tilt.

TILT, v.i. To run or ride and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting at each other on horseback.

1. To fight with rapiers.

Swords out and tilting one at other's breast.

2. To rush, as in combat.

3. To play unsteadily; to ride, float and toss.

The fleet swift tilting o'er the surges flew.

4. To lean; to fall, as on one side.

The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.

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