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wattle

WATTLE, n. [L., a shoot.]

1. Properly, a twig or flexible rod; and hence, a hurdle.

2. The fleshy excrescence that grows under the throat of a cock or turkey, or a like substance on a fish.

3. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

WATTLE, v.t.

1. To bind with twigs.

2. To twist or interweave twigs one with another; to plat; to for a kind of network with flexible branches; as, to wattle a hedge.



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WATTLE, n. [L., a shoot.]

1. Properly, a twig or flexible rod; and hence, a hurdle.

2. The fleshy excrescence that grows under the throat of a cock or turkey, or a like substance on a fish.

3. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

WATTLE, v.t.

1. To bind with twigs.

2. To twist or interweave twigs one with another; to plat; to for a kind of network with flexible branches; as, to wattle a hedge.

WAT'TLE, n. [Sax. watel, a twig; allied perhaps to withe, L. vitis; that is, a shoot.]

  1. Properly, a twig or flexible rod; and hence, a hurdle.
  2. The fleshy excrescence that grows under the throat of a cock or turkey, or a like substance on a fish. – Cyc. Wafton.
  3. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

WAT'TLE, v.t.

  1. To bind with twigs.
  2. To twist or interweave twigs one with another; to plat; to form a kind of network with flexible branches; as, to wattle a hedge. – Mortimer.

Wat"tle
  1. A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.

    And there he built with wattles from the marsh
    A little lonely church in days of yore.
    Tennyson.

  2. To bind with twigs.
  3. Material consisting of wattled twigs, withes, etc., used for walls, fences, and the like.

    "The pailsade of wattle." Frances Macnab.
  4. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
  5. To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs] to form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches.
  6. In Australasia, any tree of the genus Acacia; -- so called from the wattles, or hurdles, which the early settlers made of the long, pliable branches or of the split stems of the slender species.
  7. A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or throat of a bird or reptile.

    (b)
  8. To form, by interweaving or platting twigs.

    The folded flocks, penned in their wattled cotes. Milton.

  9. The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the genus Acacia, used in tanning; -- called also wattle bark.

    (b) (Bot.)
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Wattle

WATTLE, noun [Latin , a shoot.]

1. Properly, a twig or flexible rod; and hence, a hurdle.

2. The fleshy excrescence that grows under the throat of a cock or turkey, or a like substance on a fish.

3. A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.

WATTLE, verb transitive

1. To bind with twigs.

2. To twist or interweave twigs one with another; to plat; to for a kind of network with flexible branches; as, to wattle a hedge.

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sacrament

SAC'RAMENT, n. [L. sacramentum, an oath, from sacer, sacred.]

1. Among ancient christian writers, a mystery. [Not in use.]

2. An oath; a ceremony producing an obligation; but not used in this general sense.

3. In present usage, an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual grace; or more particularly, a solemn religious ceremony enjoined by Christ, the head of the christian church, to be observed by his followers, by which their special relation to him is created, or their obligations to him renewed and ratified. Thus baptism is called a sacrament, for by it persons are separated from the world, brought into Christ's visible church, and laid under particular obligations to obey his precepts. The eucharist or communion of the Lord's supper, is also a sacrament, for by commemorating the death and dying love of Christ, christians avow their special relation to him, and renew their obligations to be faithful to their divine Master. When we use sacrament without any qualifying word, we mean by it,

4. The eucharist or Lord's supper.

SAC'RAMENT, v.t. To bind by an oath. [Not used.]

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