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QUAG'GY, a. [supposed to be from the root of quake.]

Yielding to the feet or trembling under the foot, as soft wet earth.



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QUAG'GY, a. [supposed to be from the root of quake.]

Yielding to the feet or trembling under the foot, as soft wet earth.

QUAG'GY, a. [supposed to be from the root of Quake.]

Yielding to the feet or trembling under the foot, as soft wet earth.


Quag"gy
  1. Of the nature of a quagmire; yielding or trembling under the foot, as soft, wet earth; spongy; boggy.

    "O'er the watery strath, or quaggy moss." Collins.
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Quaggy

QUAG'GY, adjective [supposed to be from the root of quake.]

Yielding to the feet or trembling under the foot, as soft wet earth.

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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.

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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BARE, a. [This word is from opening, separating, stripping.]

1. Naked, without covering; as, the arm is bare; the trees are bare.

2. With the head uncovered, from respect.

3. Plain; simple; unadorned; without the polish of refined manners.

4. Laid open to view; detected; no longer concealed.

5. Poor; destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished.

I have made Esau bare. Jer.xlix.

6. Alone; unaccompanied.

7. Thread-bare; much worn.

8. Wanting clothes; or ill supplied with garments.

Under bare poles, at sea, signifies having no sail set.

It is often followed by of; as, the country is bare of money.

BARE, v.t. [See Bare, adj.]

To strip off the covering; to make naked; as, to bare the breast.

BARE, the old preterit of bear, now bore.

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