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magistral

MAG'ISTRAL, a. Suiting a magistrate; authoritative.

MAG'ISTRAL, n. A sovereign medicine or remedy.




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MAG'ISTRAL, a. Suiting a magistrate; authoritative.

MAG'ISTRAL, n. A sovereign medicine or remedy.


MAG'IS-TRAL, a.

Suiting a magistrate; authoritative. [Obs.]


MAG'IS-TRAL, n.

A sovereign medicine or remedy. [Obs.]


Mag"is*tral
  1. Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic.
  2. A sovereign medicine or remedy.

    [Obs.] Burton.
  3. Commanded or prescribed by a magister, esp. by a doctor; hence, effectual; sovereign; as, a magistral sirup.

    "Some magistral opiate." Bacon.
  4. A magistral line.
  5. Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; -- opposed to officinal, and said of prescriptions and medicines.

    Dunglison.

    Magistral line (Fort.), the guiding line, or outline, by which the form of the work is determined. It is usually the crest line of the parapet in fieldworks, or the top line of the escarp in permanent fortifications.

  6. Powdered copper pyrites used in the amalgamation of ores of silver, as at the Spanish mines of Mexico and South America.
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Magistral

MAG'ISTRAL, adjective Suiting a magistrate; authoritative.

MAG'ISTRAL, noun A sovereign medicine or remedy.

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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.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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FLIGHT, n. [See Fly.]

1. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape danger or expected evil; hasty departure.

Pray ye that your flight be not in winter. Matt. 24.

To put to flight, to turn to flight, is to compel to run away; to force to escape.

2. The act of flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volation; as the flight of birds and insects.

3. The manner of flying. Every fowl has its particular flight; the flight of the eagle is high; the flight of the swallow is rapid, with sudden turns.

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5. A flock of birds flying in company; as a flight of pigeons or wild geese.

6. A number of beings flying or moving through the air together; as a flight of angels.

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8. A periodical flying of birds in flocks; as the spring flight or autumnal flight of ducks or pigeons.

9. In England, the birds produced in the same season.

10. The space passed by flying.

11. A mounting; a soaring; lofty elevation and excursion; as a flight of imagination or fancy; a flight of ambition.

12. Excursion; wandering; extravagant sally; as a flight of folly.

13. The power of flying.

14. In certain lead works, a substance that flies off in smoke.

Flight of stairs, the series of stairs from the floor, or from one platform to another.

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