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MAN'AKIN, n. The name of a beautiful race of birds found in warm climates.




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MAN'AKIN, n. The name of a beautiful race of birds found in warm climates.


MAN'A-KIN, n.

The name of a beautiful race of birds found in warm climates. Dict. Nat. Hist.


Man"a*kin
  1. Any one of numerous small birds belonging to Pipra, Manacus, and other genera of the family Pipridæ. They are mostly natives of Central and South America. Some are bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of other families.
  2. A dwarf. See Manikin.

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MAN'AKIN, noun The name of a beautiful race of birds found in warm climates.

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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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scourge

SCOURGE, n. skurj. [L. corriggia, from corrigo, to straighten.]

1. To whip; a lash consisting of a strap or cord; an instrument of punishment or discipline.

A scourge of small cords. John 2.

2. A punishment; vindictive affliction.

Famine and plague are sent as scourges for amendment.

3. He or that which greatly afflicts, harasses or destroys; particularly, any continued evil or calamity. Attila was called the scourge of God, for the miseries he inflicted in his conquests. Slavery is a terrible scourge.

4. A whip for a top.

SCOURGE, v.t. skurj.

1. To whip severely; to lash.

It is lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman?

Acts 22.

2. To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.

He will scourge us for our iniquities, and will have mercy again.

Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Heb. 12.

3. To afflict greatly; to harass, torment or injure.

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