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sagittary

SAG'ITTARY, n. [supra.] A centaur, an animal half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.




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SAG'ITTARY, n. [supra.] A centaur, an animal half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.


SAG'IT-TA-RY, a.

Pertaining to an arrow.


SAG'IT-TA-RY, n. [supra.]

A centaur, an animal half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver. – Shak.


Sag"it*ta"ry
  1. A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.

    Shak.
  2. Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.

    Sir T. Browne.
  3. The Arsenal in Venice; -- so called from having a figure of an archer over the door.

    Shak.
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Sagittary

SAG'ITTARY, noun [supra.] A centaur, an animal half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.

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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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porcelain

POR'CELAIN, n. [L. portulaca.]

1. The finest species of earthen ware, originally manufactured in China and Japan, but now made in several European countries. All earthen wares which are white and semi-transparent, are called porcelains, but they differ much in their fineness and beauty. The porcelain of China is said to be made of two species of earth, the petuntse, which is fusible, and the kaolin, which is not fusible, or not with the degree of heat which fuses the petuntse, and that in porcelain the substances are only semi-vitrified, or one substance only is vitrified, the other not. Hence it is concluded that porcelain is an intermediate substance between earth and glass. Hence the second degree of fusibility, of which emollescence is the first, is called by Kirwan the porcelain state.

2. The plant called purslain, which see.

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