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GALLSTONE, n. A concretion formed in the gallbladder.




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GALLSTONE, n. A concretion formed in the gallbladder.


GALL'STONE, n.

A concretion formed in the gallbladder.


Gall"stone`
  1. A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See Calculus, n., 1.
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Gallstone

GALLSTONE, noun A concretion formed in the gallbladder.

GALL, noun [Latin galla.] A hard round excrescence on the oak tree in certain warm climates, said to be the nest of an insect called cynips. It is formed from the tear issuing from a puncture made by the insect, and gradually increased by accessions of fresh matter, till it forms a covering to the eggs and succeeding insects. Galls are used in making ink; the best are from Aleppo.

GALL, verb transitive

1. To fret and wear away by friction; to excoriate; to hurt or break the skin by rubbing; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse, or a collar his breast.

Tyrant, I well deserve thy galling chain.

2. To impair; to wear away; as, a stream galls the ground.

3. To tease; to fret; to vex; to chagrin; as, to be galled by sarcasm.

4. To wound; to break the surface of any thing by rubbing; as, to gall a mast or a cable.

5. To injure; to harass; to annoy. The troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.

In our wars against the French of old, we used to gall them with our long bows, at a greater distance than they could shoot their arrows.

GALL, verb intransitive To fret; to be teased.

GALL, noun A wound in the skin by rubbing.

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SUCH, a.

1. Of that kind; of the like kind. We never saw such a day; we have never had such a time as the present.

It has as before the thing to which it relates. Give your children such precepts as tend to make them wiser and better.

It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

2. The same that. This was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.

3. The same as what has been mentioned.

That thou art happy, owe to God;

That thou continu'st such, owe to thyself.

4. Referring to what has been specified. I have commanded my servant to be at such a place.

5. Such and such, is used in reference to a person or place of a certain kind.

The sovereign authority may enact a law, commanding such and such an action.

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conclusion

CONCLUSION, n. [L.]

1. End; close; the last part; as the conclusion of an address.

2. The close of an argument, debate or reasoning; inference that ends the discussion; final result.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man. Ecclesiastes 12.

3. Determination; final decision.

After long debate, the house of commons came to this conclusion.

4. Consequence; inference; that which is collected or drawn from premises; particular deduction from propositions, facts, experience, or reasoning.

5. The event of experiments; experiment.

We practice all conclusions of grafting and inoculating. [Little used.]

6. Confinement of the thoughts; silence. [Not used.]

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