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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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IN'DICATOR, n. He or that which shows or points out.




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IN'DICATOR, n. He or that which shows or points out.


IN'DI-CA-TOR, n.

He or that which shows or points out. Smith.


In"di*ca`tor
  1. One who, or that which, shows or points out; as, a fare indicator in a street car.
  2. A pressure gauge; a water gauge, as for a steam boiler; an apparatus or instrument for showing the working of a machine or moving part

    ; as: (a) (Steam Engine)
  3. The part of an instrument by which an effect is indicated, as an index or pointer.
  4. Any bird of the genus Indicator and allied genera. See Honey guide, under Honey.
  5. That which indicates the condition of acidity, alkalinity, or the deficiency, excess, or sufficiency of a standard reagent, by causing an appearance, disappearance, or change of color, as in titration or volumetric analysis.

    * The common indicators are litmus, tropæolin, phenol phthalein, potassic permanganate, etc.

    Indicator card, the figure drawn by an engine indicator, by means of which the working of the engine can be investigated and its power calculated. The Illustration shows one form of indicator card, from a steam engine, together with scales by which the pressure of the steam above or below that of the atmosphere, corresponding to any position of the engine piston in its stroke, can be measured. Called also indicator diagram. - - Indicator telegraph, a telegraph in which the signals are the deflections of a magnetic needle, as in the trans- Atlantic system.

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IN'DICATOR, noun He or that which shows or points out.

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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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nest

NEST, n.

1. The place or bed formed or used by a bird for incubation or the mansion of her young, until they are able to fly. The word is used also for the bed in which certain insects deposit their eggs.

2. Any place where irrational animals are produced.

3. An abode; a place of residence; a receptacle of numbers, or the collection itself; usually in an ill sense; as a nest of rogues.

4. A warm close place of abode; generally in contempt.

5. A number of boxes, cases or the like, inserted in each other.

NEST, v.i. To build and occupy a nest.

The king of birds nested with its leaves.

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