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absinthian

ABSINTH'IAN, a. [from absinthium.] Of the nature of wormwood.




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ABSINTH'IAN, a. [from absinthium.] Of the nature of wormwood.


AB-SIN'THI-AN, a. [from absinthium.]

Of the nature of wormwood. – Randolph.


Ab*sin"thi*an
  1. Of the nature of wormwood.

    "Absinthian bitterness." T. Randolph.
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Absinthian

ABSINTH'IAN, adjective [from absinthium.] Of the nature of wormwood.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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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pale

PALE, a. [L. palleo,pallidus.]

1. White or whitish; wan; deficient in color; not ruddy or fresh of color; as a pale face or skin; pale cheeks. We say also, a pale red, a pale blue,that is, a whitish red or blue. Pale is not precisely synonymous with white, as it usually denotes what we call wan, a darkish dun white.

2. Not bright; not shining; of a faint luster; dim; as the pale light of the moon.

The night, methinks, is but the daylight sick;

It looks a little paler.

PALE, v.t. To make pale.

PALE, n. [L. palus; coinciding with Eng. pole, as well as pale. It has the elements of L. pala,a spade or shovel.]

1. A narrow board pointed or sharpened at one end, used in fencing or inclosing. This is with us more generally called a picket.

2. A pointed stake; hence to empale,which see.

3. An inclosure; properly,that which incloses, like fence, limit; hence,the space inclosed. He was born within the pale of the church; within the pale of christianity.

4. District; limited territory.

5. In heraldry, an ordinary, consisting of two perpendicular lines drawn from the top to the base of the escutcheon, and containing the third middle part of the field.

PALE, v.t. To inclose with pales or stakes.

1. To inclose; to encompass.

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