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lifting

LIFT'ING, ppr. Raising; swelling with pride.

LIFT'ING, n. The act of lifting; assistance.




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LIFT'ING, ppr. Raising; swelling with pride.

LIFT'ING, n. The act of lifting; assistance.


LIFT'ING, n.

The act of lifting; assistance.


LIFT'ING, ppr.

Raising; swelling with pride.


Lift"ing
  1. Used in, or for, or by, lifting.

    Lifting bridge, a lift bridge. -- Lifting jack. See 2d Jack, 5. -- Lifting machine. See Health lift, under Health. -- Lifting pump. (Mach.) (a) A kind of pump having a bucket, or valved piston, instead of a solid piston, for drawing water and lifting it to a high level. (b) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump, or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump. -- Lifting rod, a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines of river steamboats. -- Lifting sail (Naut.), one which tends to lift a vessel's bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails.

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Lifting

LIFT'ING, participle present tense Raising; swelling with pride.

LIFT'ING, noun The act of lifting; assistance.

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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.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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