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EMBOSS', v.t. [en, in, and boss.] In architecture and sculpture, to form bosses or protuberances; to fashion in relievo or raised work; to cut or form with prominent figures.

1. To form with bosses; to cover with protuberances.

2. To drive hard in hunting, till a deer foams, or a dog's knees swell.

EMBOSS', v.t. To inclose as in a box; to include; to cover. [Not used.]

EMBOSS', v.t. To inclose in a wood; to conceal in a thicket. [Not used.]




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EMBOSS', v.t. [en, in, and boss.] In architecture and sculpture, to form bosses or protuberances; to fashion in relievo or raised work; to cut or form with prominent figures.

1. To form with bosses; to cover with protuberances.

2. To drive hard in hunting, till a deer foams, or a dog's knees swell.

EMBOSS', v.t. To inclose as in a box; to include; to cover. [Not used.]

EMBOSS', v.t. To inclose in a wood; to conceal in a thicket. [Not used.]


EM-BOSS', v.t.1 [en, in and boss.]

  1. In architecture and sculpture, to form bosses or protuberances; to fashion in relievo or raised work; to cut or form with prominent figures.
  2. To form with bosses; to cover with protuberances. Milton.
  3. To drive hard in hunting, till a deer foams, or a dog's knees swell. Hanmer.

EMBOSS', v.t.2 [Fr. emboîter, for emboister, from boîte, boiste, a box.]

To inclose as in a box; to include; to cover. [Not used.] Spenser.


EM-BOSS', v.t.3 [It. imboscare, from bosco, a wood.]

To inclose in a wood; to conceal in a thicket. [Not used.] Milton.


Em*boss"
  1. To raise the surface of into bosses or protuberances] particularly, to ornament with raised work.

    Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss. Milton.

  2. To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal.

    [Obs.]
  3. To hide or conceal in a thicket] to imbosk; to inclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.

    [Obs.]

    In the Arabian woods embossed. Milton.

  4. To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods.

    [Obs.] S. Butler.
  5. To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, or the like.

    Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed
    Androgeo's death.
    Dryden.

    Exhibiting flowers in their natural color embossed upon a purple ground. Sir W. Scott.

  6. To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.

    A knight her met in mighty arms embossed. Spenser.

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Emboss

EMBOSS', verb transitive [en, in, and boss.] In architecture and sculpture, to form bosses or protuberances; to fashion in relievo or raised work; to cut or form with prominent figures.

1. To form with bosses; to cover with protuberances.

2. To drive hard in hunting, till a deer foams, or a dog's knees swell.

EMBOSS', verb transitive To inclose as in a box; to include; to cover. [Not used.]

EMBOSS', verb transitive To inclose in a wood; to conceal in a thicket. [Not used.]

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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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blow-pipe

BLOW-PIPE, , n. [blow and pipe.] An instrument by which a blast or current of air is driven through the flame of a lamp or candle,and that flame directed upon a mineral substance, to fuse or vitrify it.

Blow-pipe of the artist, a conical tube of brass, glass or other substance, usually a quarter of an inch in diameter at one end, and capillary or nearly so at the other, where it is bent nearly to a right angle. This is used to propel a jet of air from the lungs, through the flame of a lamp or candle, upon substance to be fused.

Blow-pipe of the mineralogist, the same instrument substantially as the foregoing, but usually fitted with an ivory or silver mouth-piece, and with several movable jets to produce flames of different sizes. Its office is to produce instantly a furnace heat, on minute fragments of mineral substances, supported on charcoal, by platina forceps. &c.

Compound Blow-pipe of Dr. Hare, invented in 1821, an instrument in which oxygen and hydrogen,propelled by hydrostatic or other pressure, coming from separate reservoirs,in the proportions requisite to form water, are made to unite in a capillary orifice, at the moment when they are kindled. The heat produced, when the focus is formed on charcoal or any non-conducting substance, is such as to melt every thing but the diamond, to burn the metals, and to dissipate in vapor, or in gaseous forms, most known substances.

The blow-pipe of Newman, Clark, &c. is the compound blow-pipe of Dr. Hare, with some unimportant modifications.

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