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grimace

GRIMA'CE, n.

1. A distortion of the countenance, from habit, affectation or insolence.

2. An air of affection.



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GRIMA'CE, n.

1. A distortion of the countenance, from habit, affectation or insolence.

2. An air of affection.

GRI-MACE', n. [Fr. from grim, or its root; Sp. grimazo.]

  1. A distortion of the countenance, from habit, affectation or insolence. Spectator.
  2. An air of affectation. Granville. [“Half the French words used affectedly by Melantha, in Dryden's Marriage à-la-Mode, as innovations in our language, are now in common use; chagrin, double-entendre, eclaircissement, embarras, equivoque, foible, grimace, naiveté, ridicule. All these words, which she learns by heart to use occasionally, are now in common use.” D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature, Second Series, 2d Ed. vol. i. p. 395. – E. H. B.]

Gri*mace"
  1. A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.


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    Moving his face into such a hideous grimace, that every feature of it appeared under a different distortion. Addison.
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    * "Half the French words used affectedly by Melantha in Dryden's "Marriage a-la-Mode," as innovations in our language, are now in common use: chagrin, double-entendre, éclaircissement, embarras, équivoque, foible, grimace, naïvete, ridicule. All these words, which she learns by heart to use occasionally, are now in common use." I. Disraeli.
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  2. To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.

    H. Martineau.
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Grimace

GRIMA'CE, noun

1. A distortion of the countenance, from habit, affectation or insolence.

2. An air of affection.

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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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aloe

AL'OE, n. al'o, plu. aloes, pronounced aloze, and popularly al'oez, in three syllables, according to the Latin. [L. aloe; Gr; Heb. plu aloe trees.]

In botany, a genus of monogynian hexanders, of many species; all natives of warm climates, and most of them, of the southern part of Africa.

Among the Mohammedans, the aloe is a symbolic plant, especially in Egypt; and every one who returns from a pilgrimage to Mecca, hangs it over his street door, as a token that he has performed the journey.

In Africa, the leaves of the Guinea aloe are made into durable ropes. Of one species are made fishing lines, bow strings, stockings and hammocs. The leaves of another species hole rain water.

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