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GAS'KET, n. A plaited cord fastened to the sail-yard of a ship,and used to furl or tie the sail to the yard.




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GAS'KET, n. A plaited cord fastened to the sail-yard of a ship,and used to furl or tie the sail to the yard.


GAS'KET, n. [Sr. caxeta. See Case.]

A plaited cord fastened to the sail-yard of a ship, and used to furl or tie the sail to the yard. Mar. Dict.


Gas"ket
  1. A line or band used to lash a furled sail securely. Sea gaskets are common lines; harbor gaskets are plaited and decorated lines or bands. Called also casket.
  2. The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps.

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Gasket

GAS'KET, noun A plaited cord fastened to the sail-yard of a ship, and used to furl or tie the sail to the yard.

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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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bird

BIRD, n. burd.

1. Properly, a chicken, the young of fowls, and hence a small fowl.

2. In modern use, any fowl or flying animal.

It is remarkable that a nation should lay aside the use of the proper generic name of flying animals, and substitute the name of the young of those animals, as the generic term. The fact is precisely what it would be to make lamb, the generic name of sheep,or colt, that of the equine genus.

BIRD, v.t. To catch birds.

Bird of paradise, a genus of birds, found in the Oriental isles, and in New Guinea; some of them remarkable beautiful. The beak is covered with a belt or collar of downy feathers at the base, and the feathers on the sides are very long. The longest species is two feet four inches in length. The head and back part of the neck are lemon-colored; the neck of the brightest emerald green, soft like velvet; the breast is black; the wings of a chestnut color. The back part of the body is covered with long straight narrow feathers, of a pale brown color, similar to the plumes of the ostrich. These are spread when the bird flies, for which reason he cannot keep long on the wing. From the rump proceed two long stiff shafts, feathered at the extremities.

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