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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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GYP'SUM, noun Plaster stone; sulphate of lime; a mineral not infrequently found in crystals, often in amorphous masses. There are several subspecies and varieties; as the foliated, compact, earthy, granular, snowy and branchy. Gypsum is of great use in agriculture and the arts. As a manure, it is invaluable.

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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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DIP, v.t. pret. and pp. dipped or dipt. [G.]

1. To plunge or immerse, for a moment or short time, in water or other liquid substance; to put into a fluid and withdraw.

The priest shall dip his finger int he blood. Leviticus 4.

Let him dip his foot in oil. Deuteronomy 33.

One dip the pencil, and one string the lyre.

2. To take with a ladle or other vessel by immersing it in a fluid, as to dip water from a boiler; often with out, as to dip out water.

3. To engage; to take concern; used intransitively, but the passive participle is used.

He was a little dipt in the rebellion of the commons.

4. To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. [Little used.]

5. To moisten; to wet. [Unusual.]

6. To baptize by immersion.

DIP, v.i.

1. To sink; to emerge in a liquid.

2. To enter; to pierce.

3. To engage; to take a concern; as, to dip into the funds.

4. To enter slightly; to look cursorily, or here and there; as, to dip into a volume of history.

5. To choose by chance; to thrust and take.

6. To incline downward; as, the magnetic needle dips. [See Dipping.]

DIP, n. Inclination downward; a sloping; a direction below a horizontal line; depression; as the dip of the needle. The dip of a stratum, in geology, is its greatest inclination to the horizon, or that on a line perpendicular to its direction or course; called also the pitch.

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