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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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HORIZON'TAL, a. Pertaining to the horizon, or relating to it.

1. Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as a horizontal line or surface.

2. Near the horizon; as horizontal misty air.



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HORIZON'TAL, a. Pertaining to the horizon, or relating to it.

1. Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as a horizontal line or surface.

2. Near the horizon; as horizontal misty air.

HOR-I-ZON'TAL, a.

  1. Pertaining to the horizon, or relating to it.
  2. Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as, a horizontal line or surface.
  3. Near the horizon; as, horizontal misty air. Milton.

Hor`i*zon"tal
  1. Pertaining to, or near, the horizon.

    "Horizontal misty air." Milton.
  2. Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as, a horizontalline or surface.
  3. Measured or contained in a plane of the horizon; as, horizontal distance.

    Horizontal drill, a drilling machine having a horizontal drill spindle. -- Horizontal engine, one the piston of which works horizontally. -- Horizontal fire (Mil.), the fire of ordnance and small arms at point-blank range or at low angles of elevation. -- Horizontal force (Physics), the horizontal component of the earth's magnetic force. -- Horizontal line (Descriptive Geometry *** Drawing), a constructive line, either drawn or imagined, which passes through the point of sight, and is the chief line in the projection upon which all verticals are fixed, and upon which all vanishing points are found. -- Horizontal parallax. See under Parallax. -- Horizontal plane (Descriptive Geometry), a plane parallel to the horizon, upon which it is assumed that objects are projected. See Projection. It is upon the horizontal plane that the ground plan of the buildings is supposed to be drawn. -- Horizontal projection, a projection made on a plane parallel to the horizon. -- Horizontal range (Gunnery), the distance in a horizontal plane to which a gun will throw a projectile. -- Horizontal water wheel, a water wheel in which the axis is vertical, the buckets or floats revolving in a horizontal plane, as in most turbines.

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HORIZON'TAL, adjective Pertaining to the horizon, or relating to it.

1. Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as a horizontal line or surface.

2. Near the horizon; as horizontal misty air.

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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.

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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DINGY, a. Soiled; sullied; of a dark color; brown; dusky; dun.

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