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unicorn

U'NICORN, n. [L. unicornis; unus, one, and cornu, horn.]

1. an animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros.

2. The sea unicorn is a fish of the whale kind, called narwal, remarkable for a horn growing out at his nose.

3. A fowl.

fossil unicorn, or fossil unicorn's horn, a substance used in medicine, a terrene crustaceous spar.



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U'NICORN, n. [L. unicornis; unus, one, and cornu, horn.]

1. an animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros.

2. The sea unicorn is a fish of the whale kind, called narwal, remarkable for a horn growing out at his nose.

3. A fowl.

fossil unicorn, or fossil unicorn's horn, a substance used in medicine, a terrene crustaceous spar.

U'NI-CORN, n. [L. unicornis; unus, one, and cornu, horn.]

  1. An animal with one horn; the monoceros. This name often applied to the rhinoceros.
  2. The sea unicorn, called narwal, is of the whale kind, and is remarkable for a horn growing out at his nose. Cyc.
  3. A fowl. Grew. Fossil unicorn, or fossil unicorn's horn, a substance used in medicine, a terrene crustaceous spar. Cyc.

U"ni*corn
  1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; -- often represented in heraldry as a supporter.
  2. A two-horned animal of some unknown kind, so called in the Authorized Version of the Scriptures.

    Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? Job xxxix. 10.

    * The unicorn mentioned in the Scripture was probably the urus. See the Note under Reem.

  3. Any large beetle having a hornlike prominence on the head or prothorax.

    (b)
  4. The kamichi; -- called also unicorn bird.
  5. A howitzer.

    [Obs.]

    Fossil unicorn, or Fossil unicorn's horn (Med.), a substance formerly of great repute in medicine; -- named from having been supposed to be the bone or the horn of the unicorn. -- Unicorn fish, Unicorn whale (Zoöl.), the narwhal. -- Unicorn moth (Zoöl.), a notodontian moth (Cœlodasys unicornis) whose caterpillar has a prominent horn on its back; -- called also unicorn prominent. -- Unicorn root (Bot.), a name of two North American plants, the yellow-flowered colicroot (Aletris farinosa) and the blazing star (Chamælirium luteum). Both are used in medicine. -- Unicorn shell (Zoöl.), any one of several species of marine gastropods having a prominent spine on the lip of the shell. Most of them belong to the genera Monoceros and Leucozonia.

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Unicorn

U'NICORN, noun [Latin unicornis; unus, one, and cornu, horn.]

1. an animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros.

2. The sea unicorn is a fish of the whale kind, called narwal, remarkable for a horn growing out at his nose.

3. A fowl.

fossil unicorn or fossil unicorn's horn, a substance used in medicine, a terrene crustaceous spar.

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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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rear

REAR, n.

1. In a general sense, that which is behind or backwards; appropriately, the part of an army which is behind the other, either when standing on parade or when marching; also, the part of a fleet which is behind the other. It is opposed to front or van. Bring up the rear.

2. The last class; the last in order.

Coins I place in the rear.

In the rear, behind the rest; backward, or in the last class. In this phrase, rear signifies the part or place behind.

REAR, a.

1. Raw; rare; not well roasted or boiled.

2. Early. [A provincial word.]

REAR, v.t.

1. To raise.

Who now shall rear you to the sun, or rank your tribes?

2. To lift after a fall.

In adoration at his feet I fell submiss; he rear'd me.

3. To bring up or to raise to maturity, as young; as, to rear a numerous offspring.

4. To educate; to instruct.

He wants a father to protect his youth, and rear him up to virtue.

5. To exalt; to elevate.

Charity, decent, modest, easy, kind, softens the high, and rears the abject mind.

6. To rouse; to stir up.

And seeks the tusky boar to rear.

7. To raise; to breed; as cattle.

8. To achieve; to obtain.

To rear the steps, to ascend; to move upward.

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