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WELKIN, n. [G., a cloud.] The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven. [This is obsolete, unless in poetry.]

Welkin eye, in Shakespeare, is interpreted by Johnson, a blue eye, from welkin, the sky; by Todd, a rolling eye, from Sax. Wealcan, to roll; and by Entick, a languishing eye. See Welk. It is obsolete, at least in New England.



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WELKIN, n. [G., a cloud.] The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven. [This is obsolete, unless in poetry.]

Welkin eye, in Shakespeare, is interpreted by Johnson, a blue eye, from welkin, the sky; by Todd, a rolling eye, from Sax. Wealcan, to roll; and by Entick, a languishing eye. See Welk. It is obsolete, at least in New England.

WELK'IN, n. [Sax. wolc, wolcen, a cloud, the air, ether, the vault of heaven; G. wolke, a cloud. Qu. Sax. wealcan, to roll, to full.]

The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven. – Chaucer. Milton. [This is obsolete, unless in poetry.] Welkin eye, in Shakspeare, is interpreted by Johnson, a blue eye, from welkin, the sky; by Todd, a rolling eye, from Sax. wealcan, to roll; and by Entick, a languishing eye. See Welk. It is obsolete, at least in New England.


Wel"kin
  1. The visible regions of the air] the vault of heaven; the sky.

    On the welkne shoon the sterres lyght. Chaucer.

    The fair welkin foully overcast. Spenser.

    When storms the welkin rend. Wordsworth.

    * Used adjectively by Shakespeare in the phase, "Your welkin eye," with uncertain meaning.

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Welkin

WELKIN, noun [G., a cloud.] The visible regions of the air; the vault of heaven. [This is obsolete, unless in poetry.]

WELKIN eye, in Shakespeare, is interpreted by Johnson, a blue eye, from welkin the sky; by Todd, a rolling eye, from Sax. Wealcan, to roll; and by Entick, a languishing eye. See Welk. It is obsolete, at least in New England.

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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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mold

MOLD, n. [L. mollis.]

1. Fine soft earth, or earth easily pulverized, such as constitutes soil; as black mold.

A mortal substance of terrestrial mold.

2. A substance like down which forms on bodies which lie long in warm and damp air. The microscope exhibits this substance as consisting of small plants.

3. Matter of which any thing is formed.

Nature formed me of her softest mold.

MOLD, n.

1. The matrix in which any thing is cast and receives its form. Molds are of various kinds. Molds for casting cannon and various vessels, are composed of some species of earth, particularly clay. Molds for other purposes consist of a cavity in some species of metal, cut or formed to the shape designed, or are otherwise formed, each for its particular use.

2. Cast; form; as a writer of vulgar mold.

3. The suture or contexture of the skull.

4. In ship-building, a thin flexible piece of timber, used as a pattern by which to form the curves of the timbers and compassing pieces.

5. Among gold beaters, a number of pieces of vellum or a like substance, laid over one another, between which the leaves of gold and silver are laid for beating.

MOLD, v.t. To cause to contract mold.

1. To cover with mold or soil.

MOLD, v.i. To contract mold; to become moldy.

MOLD, v.t. To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model.

He forgeth and moldeth metals.

Did I request them, Maker, from my clay

To mold me man?

1. To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.

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