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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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LA'BORANT, n. A chimist. [Not used.]

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LA'BORANT, n. A chimist. [Not used.]


A chimist. [Not used.] – Boyle.

  1. A chemist.

    [Obs.] Boyle.
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LA'BORANT, noun A chimist. [Not used.]

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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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SPREAD, SPRED, v.t. pret. and pp. spread or spred. [G., to spread. The more correct orthography is spred.

1. To extend in length and breadth, or in breadth only; to stretch or expand to a broader surface; as, to spread a carpet or a table cloth; to spread a sheet on the ground.

2. To extend; to form into a plate; as, to spread silver. Jeremiah 10.

3. To set; to place; to pitch; as, to spread a tent. Genesis 33.

4. To cover by extending something; to reach every part.

And an unusual paleness spreads her face.

5. To extend; to shoot to a greater length in every direction, so as to fill or cover a wider space.

The stately trees fast spread their branches.

6. To divulge; to propagate; to publish; as news or fame; to cause to be more extensively know; as, to spread a report.

In this use the word is sometimes accompanied with abroad.

They, when they had departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. Matthew 9.

7. To propagate; to cause to affect greater numbers; as, to spread a disease.

8. To emit; to diffuse; as emanations or effluvia; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance.

9. To disperse; to scatter over a larger surface; as, to spread manure; to spread plaster or lime on the ground.

10. To prepare; to set and furnish with provision; as, to spread a table. God spread a table for the Israelites in the wilderness.

11. To open; to unfold; to unfurl; to stretch; as, to spread the sails of a ship.


1. To extend itself in length and breadth, in all directions, or in breadth only; to be extended or stretched. The larger elms spread over a space of forty or fifty yards in diameter; or the shade of the larger elms spreads over that space. The larger lakes in America spread over more than fifteen hundred square miles.

Plants, if they spread much, are seldom tall.

2. To be extended by drawing or beating; as, a metal spreads with difficulty.

3. To be propagated or made known more extensively. Ill reports sometimes spread with wonderful rapidity.

4. To be propagated from one to another; as, a disease spreads into all parts of a city. The yellow fever of American cities has not been found to spread in the country.


1. Extent; compass.

I have a fine spread of improvable land.

2. Expansion of parts.

No flower has that spread of the woodbind.

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