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cud

CUD, n. [See Chew and Jaw.]

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.



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CUD, n. [See Chew and Jaw.]

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.

CUD, n. [As this word is often vulgarly pronounced quid, I suspect it to be a corruption of the D. kaauwd, gekaauwd, chewed, from kaauwen, to chew, Arm. chaguein, Sax. ceowan. See Chew and Jaw.]

  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. – Encyc.

Cud
  1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.

    Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
    Levit. xi. 3

  2. A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.

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  3. The first stomach of ruminating beasts.

    Crabb.

    To chew the cud, to ruminate; to meditate; used with of; as, to chew the cud of bitter memories.

    Chewed the thrice turned cud of wrath.
    Tennyson.

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Cud

CUD, noun [See Chew and Jaw.]

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

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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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SA'VOR, n. [L. sapor, sapio, to taste.]

1. Taste or odor; something that perceptibly affects the organs of taste and smell; as the savor of an orange or rose; an ill savor; a sweet savor.

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In Scripture, it usually denotes smell, scent, odor.

Lev. 26. Eccles. 10.

2. The quality which renders a thing valuable; the quality which renders other bodies agreeable to the taste.

If the salt hath lost its savor - Matt. 5.

3. In Scripture, character; reputation. Ex. 5.

4. Cause; occasion. 2Cor. 2.

Sweet savor, in Scripture, denotes that which renders a thing acceptable to God, or his acceptance. Hence, to smell a sweet savor, is to accept the offering or service. Gen. 8.

SA'VOR, v.i.

1. To have a particular smell or taste.

2. To partake of the quality or nature of; or to have the appearance of. The answers savor of a humble spirit; or they savor of pride.

I have rejected every thing that savors of party.

SA'VOR, v.t.

1. To like; to taste or smell with pleasure.

2. To like; to delight in; to favor. Matt. 16.

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