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rakehell

RA'KEHELL, n.

A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake.



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RA'KEHELL, n.

A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake.

RAKE-HELL, n. [Dan. rækel; now contracted into rake; properly rakel.]

A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake.


Rake"hell`
  1. A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake.

    It seldom doth happen, in any way of life, that a sluggard and a rakehell do not go together. Barrow.

  2. Dissolute; wild; lewd; rakish.

    [Obs.] Spenser. B. Jonson.
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Rakehell

RA'KEHELL, noun

A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake.

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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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POL'YPUS, n. [Gr. many and foot.]

1. Something that has many feet or roots.

2. In zoology, a species of fresh water insect, belonging to the genus Hydra and order of zoophytes. Of this animal it is remarkable, that if cut into pieces, each part will shoot out a new head and tail and become a distinct animal. The general character of this animal is, it fixes itself by its base, is gelatinous, linear, naked, contractile, and capable of changing place.

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and conducts to a simple stomach, or one followed by intestines in the form of vessels. They constitute a distinct class or order of zoophytes, and include those compound animals, with a fixed and solid stem, which were formerly regarded as marine plants.

3. A concretion of blood in the heart and blood vessels.

4. A tumor with a narrow base, somewhat resembling a pear;

found in the nose, uterus, &c.

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