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glebe

GLEBE, n. [L. gleba, a clod or clump of earth.]

1. Turf; soil; ground.

Till the glad summons of a genial ray

Unbinds the glebe---

2. The land belonging to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.

3. A crystal.

4. Among miners, a piece of earth in which is contained some mineral ore.



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GLEBE, n. [L. gleba, a clod or clump of earth.]

1. Turf; soil; ground.

Till the glad summons of a genial ray

Unbinds the glebe---

2. The land belonging to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.

3. A crystal.

4. Among miners, a piece of earth in which is contained some mineral ore.

GLEBE, n. [L. gleba, a clod or lump of earth; Fr. glebe, land, ground; probably from collecting, as in globe, club.]

  1. Turf; soil; ground. Till the glad summons of a genial ray / Unbinds the glebe. Garth.
  2. The land belonging to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice. Spelman. Encyc.
  3. A crystal. [Obs.] Arbuthnot.
  4. Among miners, a piece of earth in which is contained some mineral ore. Encyc.

Glebe
  1. A lump; a clod.
  2. Turf; soil; ground; sod.

    Fertile of corn the glebe, of oil, and wine. Milton.

  3. The land belonging, or yielding revenue, to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.
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Glebe

GLEBE, noun [Latin gleba, a clod or clump of earth.]

1. Turf; soil; ground.

Till the glad summons of a genial ray

Unbinds the glebe---

2. The land belonging to a parish church or ecclesiastical benefice.

3. A crystal.

4. Among miners, a piece of earth in which is contained some mineral ore.

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influence

IN'FLUENCE, n. [L. influens, influo, to flow in; in and fluo, to flow.] Literally, a flowing in, into or on, and referring to substances spiritual or too subtil to be visible, like inspiration. Hence the word was formerly followed by into.

God hath his influence into the very essence of all things.

It is not followed by on or with.

1. In a general sense, influence denotes power whose operation is invisible and known only by its effects, or a power whose cause and operation are unseen.

2. The power which celestial bodies are supposed to exert on terrestrial; as the influence of the planets on the birth and fortunes of men; an exploded doctrine of astrology.

3. Moral power; power of truth operating on the mind, rational faculties or will, in persuading or dissuading, as the influence of motives, of arguments,or of prayer. We say, arguments had no influence on the jury. The magistrate is not popular; he has no influence with the people; or he has great influence with the prince.

4. Physical power; power that affects natural bodies by unseen operation; as, the rays of the sun have an influence in whitening cloth, and in giving a green color to vegetables.

5. Power acting on sensibility; as the influence of love or pity in sympathy.

6. Spiritual power, or the immediate power of God on the mind; as divine influence; the influences of the Holy Spirit.

IN'FLUENCE, v.t. To move by physical power operating by unseen laws or force; to affect.

These experiments succeed after the same manner in vacuo, as in the open air, and therefore are not influenced by the weight or pressure of the atmosphere.

1. To move by moral power; to act on and affect, as the mind or will, in persuading or dissuading; to induce. Men are influenced by motives of interest or pleasure. An orator may influence the people to take arms, or to abandon an enterprise.

2. To move, as the passions, as, to influence one by pity.

3. To lead or direct. This revelation is sufficient to influence our faith and practice.

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fix

FIX, v.t. [L. firus, figo.]

1. To make stable; to set or establish immovably. The universe is governed by fixed laws.

2. To set or place permanently; to establish. The prince fixed his residence at York. The seat of our government is fixed at Washington in the district of Columbia. Some men have no fixed opinions.

3. To make fast; to fasten; to attach firmly; as, to fix a cord or line to a hook.

4. To set or place steadily; to direct, as the eye, without moving it; to fasten. The gentleman fixed his eyes on the speaker, and addressed him with firmness.

5. To set or direct steadily, without wandering; as, to fix the attention. The preacher fixes the attention of his audience, or the hearers fix their attention on the preacher.

6. To set or make firm, so as to bear a high degree of heat without evaporating; to deprive of volatility. Gold, diamonds, silver, platina, are among the most fixed bodies.

7. To transfix; to pierce. [Little used.]

8. To withhold from motion.

9. In popular use, to put in order; to prepare; to adjust; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; as, to fix clothes or dress; to fix the furniture of a room. this use is analogous to that of set, in the phrase, to set a razor.

FIX, v.i.

1. To rest; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering.

Your kindness banishes your fear, resolved to fix forever here.

2. To become firm, so as to resist volatilization.

3. To cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable; as a metallic substance.

To fix on, to settle the opinion or resolution on any thing; to determine on. The contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points. the legislature fixed on Wethersfield as the place for a State Prison.

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