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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.



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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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such

SUCH, a.

1. Of that kind; of the like kind. We never saw such a day; we have never had such a time as the present.

It has as before the thing to which it relates. Give your children such precepts as tend to make them wiser and better.

It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

2. The same that. This was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.

3. The same as what has been mentioned.

That thou art happy, owe to God;

That thou continu'st such, owe to thyself.

4. Referring to what has been specified. I have commanded my servant to be at such a place.

5. Such and such, is used in reference to a person or place of a certain kind.

The sovereign authority may enact a law, commanding such and such an action.

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NICE, a. [G. To eat dainties or sweetmeats]

1. Properly, soft; whence, delicate; tender; dainty; sweet or very pleasant to the taste; as a nice bit; nice food.

2. Delicate; fine; applied to texture, composition or color; as cloth of a nice texture; nice tints of color.

3. Accurate; exact; precise; as nice proportions; nice symmetry; nice workmanship; nice rules.

4. Requiring scrupulous exactness; as a nice point.

5. Perceiving the smallest difference; distinguishing accurately and minutely by perception; as a person of nice taste; hence,

6. Perceiving accurately the smallest faults, errors or irregularities; distinguishing and judging with exactness; as a nice judge of a subject; nice discernment.

Our author happy in a judge so nice.

7. Over scrupulous or exact.

Curious, not knowing; not exact, but nice.

8. Delicate; scrupulously and minutely cautious.

The letter was not nice, but full of charge of dear import.

Dear love, continue nice and chaste.

9. Fastidious; squeamish.

And to taste, think not I shall be nice.

10. Delicate; easily injured.

How nice the reputation of the maid!

11. Refined; as nice and subtle happiness.

12. Having lucky hits. [Not used.]

13. Weak; foolish; effeminate.

14. Trivial; unimportant.

To make nice, to be scrupulous.

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