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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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GIB, n. A cat. [Not in use.]

GIB, v.i. To act like a cat. [Not in use.]

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GIB, n. A cat. [Not in use.]

GIB, v.i. To act like a cat. [Not in use.]

GIB, n.

A cat. [Not in use.] Skelton.

GIB, v.i.

To act like a cat. [Not in use.] Beaum.

  1. A male cat; a tomcat.

  2. To act like a cat.

    [Obs.] Beau. *** Fl.
  3. A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind them together, or to afford a bearing surface] -- usually held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.

    Gib and key, or Gib and cotter (Steam Engine), the fixed wedge or gib, and the driving wedge,key, or cotter, used for tightening the strap which holds the brasses at the end of a connecting rod.

  4. To secure or fasten with a gib, or gibs] to provide with a gib, or gibs.

    Gibbed lathe, an engine lathe in which the tool carriage is held down to the bed by a gib instead of by a weight.

  5. To balk. See Jib, v. i.

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GIB, noun A cat. [Not in use.]

GIB, verb intransitive To act like a cat. [Not in use.]

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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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PLAINT, n. [L. plango, to strike, to beat, to lament, whence complaint; Gr. to strike, from the root disused, whence, a stroke; L. plaga, Eng. plague.]

1. Lamentation; complaint; audible expression of sorrow.

From inward grief

His bursting passion into plaints thus pour'd.

2. Complaint; representation made of injury or wrong done.

There are three just grounds of war with Spain; one of plaints; two upon defense.

3. In law, a private memorial tendered to a court, in which the person sets forth his cause of action.

4. In law, a complaint; a formal accusation exhibited by a private person against an offender for a breach of law or a public offense.

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