An ethereal salt, or compound ether, consisting of an organicradical united with the residue of any oxygen acid, organic orinorganic; thus the natural fats are esters of glycerin and the fattyacids, oleic, etc.
A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to thoseof the genus Strombus, which are of large size. S. gigas is the largepink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs areof the genus Cassis. See Cameo.
Any instrument showing the changes in the weight of theatmosphere; also, less appropriately, any instrument that indicates -or foreshadows changes of the weather, as a deep vial of liquidholding in suspension some substance which rises and falls withatmospheric changes.
Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; emptypride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.He had nothing of vainglory. Bacon.The man's undone forever; for if Hector break not his neck i' thecombat, he'll break't himself in vainglory. Shak.
A system of registration of titles to land (as distinct fromregistration of deeds) introduced into South Australia by the RealProperty (or Torrens) Act (act 15 of 1857-58), drafted by Sir RobertTorrens (1814-84). Its essential feature is the guaranty by thegovernment of properly registered titles. The system has beengenerally adopted in Australia and British Columbia, and in itsoriginal or a modified form in some other countries, including someStates of the United States. Hence Torrens title, etc.
Pertaining to fulminic and cyanuric acids, and designating anacid so called. Fulminuric acid (Chem.), a white, crystalline,explosive subatance, H3C3N3O3, forming well known salts, and obtainedfrom the fulnunates. It is isomeric with cyanuric acid, and hence isalso called isocyanuric acid.
A series of antiphons and responses, expressing the sorrowfulremonstrance of our Lord with his people; -- sung on the morning ofthe Good Friday in place of the usual daily Mass of the Roman ritual.Grove.
Uplifted; high; lofty; also, animated; noble; as, elevatedthoughts. Elevated railway, one in which the track is raisedconsiderably above the ground, especially a city railway above theline of street travel.
A hut or small cottage in an expessed or a retired place (as ona mountain or at the seaside) such as is used by shepherds,fishermen, sportsmen, etc.; a summer cottage; also, a shed. [Writtenalso sheel, shealing, sheiling, etc.] [Scot.]
A curve invented by Diocles, for the purpose of solving twocelebrated problems of the higher geometry; viz., to trisect a planeangle, and to construct two geometrical means between two givenstraight lines.