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gnomonics

GNOMON'ICS, n. The art or science of dialling, or of constructing the dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.




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GNOMON'ICS, n. The art or science of dialling, or of constructing the dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.


GNO-MON'ICS, n.

The art or science of dialing, or of constructing dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.


Gno*mon"ics
  1. The art or science of dialing, or of constructing dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.
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Gnomonics

GNOMON'ICS, noun The art or science of dialling, or of constructing the dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.

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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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breast

BREAST, n. brest.

1. The soft, protuberant body, adhering to the thorax, which, in females, furnishes milk for infants.

His breasts are full of milk. Job.21.24.

2. The fore part of the thorax, or the fore part of the human body between the neck and the belly.

3. The part of a breast which answers to the breast in man. This, in quadrupeds, is between the fore legs, below the neck.

4. Figuratively, the heart; the conscience; the disposition of the mind; the affections;the seat of the affections and passions.

5. Formerly,the power of singing.

BREAST, v.t. brest. To meet in front; to oppose breast to breast.

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