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glacis

GLA'CIS, n. In building, or gardening, an easy, insensible slope.

1. In fortification, a sloping bank; that mass of earth which serves as a parapet to the covered way, having an easy slope or declivity towards the champaign or field.



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GLA'CIS, n. In building, or gardening, an easy, insensible slope.

1. In fortification, a sloping bank; that mass of earth which serves as a parapet to the covered way, having an easy slope or declivity towards the champaign or field.

GLA'CIS, n. [Fr.]

  1. In building, or gardening, an easy, insensible slope. Encyc.
  2. In fortification, a sloping bank; that mass of earth which serves as a parapet to the covered way, having an easy slope or declivity toward the champaign or field. Encyc.

Gla"cis
  1. A gentle slope, or a smooth, gently sloping bank; especially (Fort.), that slope of earth which inclines from the covered way toward the exterior ground or country (see Illust. of Ravelin).

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Glacis

GLA'CIS, noun In building, or gardening, an easy, insensible slope.

1. In fortification, a sloping bank; that mass of earth which serves as a parapet to the covered way, having an easy slope or declivity towards the champaign or field.

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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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inch

INCH, n. [L. uncia, the twelfth part.]

1. A lineal measure in Great Britain and the United States, being the twelfth part of a foot,and equal to the length of three barley corns.

2. Proverbially, a small quantity or degree; as, to die by inches, to gain ground by inches.

3. A precise point of time.

Beldame, I think, we watch'd you at an inch. [Unusual.]

INCH, v.t. To drive by inches or small degrees. [Little used.]

1. To deal out by inches; to give sparingly. [Little used.]

INCH, v.i. To advance or retire by small degrees. [Little used.]

Inched, is added to words of number; as four-inched. But in American the common practice is to add only inch; as a seven-inch cable.

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