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hemlock

HEM'LOCK, n.

1. A plant of the genus Conium, whose leaves and root are poisonous. Also, the Cicuta maculata.

2. A tree of the genus Pinus, an evergreen.

3. A poison, an infusion or decoction of the poisonous plant.

Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day, and statues on the next.



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HEM'LOCK, n.

1. A plant of the genus Conium, whose leaves and root are poisonous. Also, the Cicuta maculata.

2. A tree of the genus Pinus, an evergreen.

3. A poison, an infusion or decoction of the poisonous plant.

Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day, and statues on the next.

HEM'LOCK, n. [Sax. hemleac; the latter syllable is the same as leek. Qu. is it not a border-plant, a plant growing in hedges?]

  1. A plant of the genus Conium, whose leaves and root are poisonous.
  2. A tree of the genus Pinus, an evergreen.
  3. A poison, an infusion or decoction of the poisonous plant. Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day, and statues on the next. – Federalist, Madison.

Hem"lock
  1. The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium.

    * The potion of hemlock administered to Socrates is by some thought to have been a decoction of Cicuta virosa, or water hemlock, by others, of Conium maculatum.

  2. An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies, or Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce.

    The murmuring pines and the hemlocks. Longfellow.

  3. The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.

    Ground hemlock, or Dwarf hemlock. See under Ground.

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Hemlock

HEM'LOCK, noun

1. A plant of the genus Conium, whose leaves and root are poisonous. Also, the Cicuta maculata.

2. A tree of the genus Pinus, an evergreen.

3. A poison, an infusion or decoction of the poisonous plant.

Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day, and statues on the next.

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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.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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