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GELT, pp. Castrated; emasculated.




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GELT, pp. Castrated; emasculated.


GELT, n.1 [for gelding. Not used.]


GELT, n.2 [for gilt.]

Tinsel, or gilt surface. [Not used.] Spenser.


GELT, pp. [of geld.]


Gelt
  1. Trubute, tax.

    [Obs.]

    All these the king granted unto them . . . free from all gelts and payments, in a most full and ample manner. Fuller.

  2. A gelding.

    [Obs.] Mortimer.
  3. Gilding; tinsel.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
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GELT, participle passive Castrated; emasculated.

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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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wag

WAG, v.t. To move one way and the other with quick turns; to move a little way, and then turn the other way; as, to wag the head.

Every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head. Jer. 18. Matt 27. [Wag expresses particulary the motion of the head and body used in buffoonery, mirth, derision, sport and mockery. It is applied also to birds and beasts; as, to wag the tail.]

WAG, v.i.

1. To be quick in ludicrous motion; to stir.

Tis merry in hall, where beards wag all.

Tremble and start at wagging of a straw.

2. To go; to depart; to pack offf.

I will provoke him tot, or let him wag.

3. To be moved one way and the other.

The resty sieve waggd neer the more.

WAG, n. A droll; a man full of low sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow.

We wink at wags, when they offend.

The counselor never pleaded without a piece of packthread in his hand, which he used to twist about his finger all the while he was speaking; the wags used to call it the thread of his discourse.

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