Pertaining to, or invented by, Brown; -- a term applied to asystem of medicine promulgated in the 18th century by John Brown, ofScotland, the fundamental doctrine of which was, that life is a stateof excitation produced by the normal action of external agents uponthe body, and that disease consists in excess or deficiency ofexcitation.
A suffix denoting that which does a thing; an act or process;the result of an act or process; state or condition; as, aliment,that which nourishes, ornament, increment; fragment, piece broken,segment; abridgment, act of abridging, imprisonment, movement,adjournment; amazement, state of being amazed, astonishment.
Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to;leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used wheneverdeparture, setting out, commencement of action, being, state,occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc.,are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the pointof space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded assetting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, thecause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- thearitithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles fromBoston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; lightproceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; menhave all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and frombad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle fromwhich it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, orfrom testimony.Experience from the time past to the time present. Bacon.The song began from Jove. Drpden.From high Mæonia's rocky shores I came. Addison.If the wind blow any way from shore. Shak.
A constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated betweenCapheus and Perseus; -- so called in honor of the wife of Cepheus, afabuolous king of Ethiopia. Cassiopeia's Chair, a group of six stars,in Cassiopeia, somewhat resembling a chair.
A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially of asilicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware, and foroptical instruments, as prisms, its density giving a high degree ofdispersive power; -- so called, because formerly the silica wasobtained from pulverized flints. Called also crystal glass. Cf.Glass.
Of or pertaining to health; designed to secure or preservehealth; relating to the preservation or restoration of health;hygienic; as, sanitary regulations. See the Note under Sanatory.Sanitary Commission. See under Commission.
In an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as conveniencerequires or opportunity offers; not regularly. Stewart.The one, Wolsey, directly his subject by birth; the other, hissubject occasionally by his preferment. Fuller.
A signal consisting of a white flag with a black center, usedby the United States Weather Bureau to indicate that a local frost isexpected. It is used only in Florida and along the coasts of thePacific and the Gulf Mexico.
A water wheel, commonly horizontal, variously constructed, butusually having a series of curved floats or buckets, against whichthe water acts by its impulse or reaction in flowing either outwardfrom a central chamber, inward from an external casing, or from abovedownward, etc.; -- also called turbine wheel.
Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in hisown right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.Public domain, the territory belonging to a State or to the generalgovernment; public lands. [U.S.]in the public domain may be used byanyone wihout restriction.-- Right of eminent domain, that superior dominion of the sovereignpower over all the property within the state, including thatpreviously granted by itself, which authorizes it to appropriate anypart thereof to a necessary public use, reasonable compensation beingmade.