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gadwall

GAD'WALL, n. A fowl of the genus Anas, inhabiting the north of Europe.




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GAD'WALL, n. A fowl of the genus Anas, inhabiting the north of Europe.


GAD'WALL, n.

A fowl of the genus Anas, inhabiting the north of Europe. – Pennant.


Gad"wall
  1. A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck.

    [Written also gaddwell.]
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GAD'WALL, noun A fowl of the genus Anas, inhabiting the north of Europe.

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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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discern

DISCERN, v.t. s as z. [L., to separate or distinguish, Gr.]

1. To separate by the eye, or by the understanding. Hence,

2. To distinguish; to see the difference between two or more things; to discriminate; as, to discern the blossom-buds from the leaf-buds of plants.

Discern thou what is thine--Genesis 31.

3. To make the difference.

For nothing else discerns the virtue or the vice.

4. To discover; to see; to distinguish by the eye.

I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding. Proverbs 7.

5. To discover by the intellect; to distinguish; hence, to have knowledge of; to judge.

So is my lord the king to discern good and bad. 2 Samuel 14.

A wise mans heart discerneth time and judgment. Ecclesiastes 8.

DISCERN, v.i.

1. To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.

2. To have judicial cognizance.

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