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hermitage

HER'MITAGE, n. The habitation of a hermit; a house or hut with its appendages, in a solidary place, where a hermit dwells.

1. A cell in a recluse place, but annexed to an abbey.

2. A kind of wine.



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HER'MITAGE, n. The habitation of a hermit; a house or hut with its appendages, in a solidary place, where a hermit dwells.

1. A cell in a recluse place, but annexed to an abbey.

2. A kind of wine.

HER'MIT-AGE, n.

  1. The habitation of a hermit; a house or hut with its appendages, in a solitary place, where a hermit dwells. Milton.
  2. A cell in a recluse place, but annexed to an abbey. Encyc.
  3. A kind of wine.

Her"mit*age
  1. The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence.

    Some forlorn and naked hermitage,
    Remote from all the pleasures of the world.
    Shak.

  2. A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drôme.
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Hermitage

HER'MITAGE, noun The habitation of a hermit; a house or hut with its appendages, in a solidary place, where a hermit dwells.

1. A cell in a recluse place, but annexed to an abbey.

2. A kind of wine.

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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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arms

'ARMS, n. plu. [L. arma.]

1. Weapons of offense, or armor for defense and protection of the body.

2. War; hostility.

Arms and the man I sing.

To be in arms, to be in a state of hostility, or in a military life.

To arms is a phrase which denotes a taking arms for war or hostility; particularly, a summoning to war.

To take arms, is to arm for attack or defense.

Bred to arms denotes that a person has been educated to the profession of a soldier.

3. The ensigns armorial of a family; consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, &c., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.

4. In law, arms are any thing which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another.

5. In botany, one of the seven species of fulcra or props of plants, enumerated by Linne and others. The different species of arms or armor, are prickles, thorns, forks and stings, which seem intended to protect the plants from injury by animals.

Sire arms, are such as may be charged with powder, as cannon, muskets, mortars, &c.

A stand of arms consists of a musket, bayonet, cartridge-box and belt, with a sword. But for common soldiers a sword is not necessary.

In falconry, arms are the legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.

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