That which propitiates; atonement or atoning sacrifice;specifically, the influence or effects of the death of Christ inappeasing the divine justice, and conciliating the divine favor.He [Jesus Christ] is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John ii. 2.
A small crested passerine bird (Phaïnopepla nitens), native ofMexico and the Southern United States. The adult male is of a uniformglossy blue-black; the female is brownish. Called also blackflycatcher.
Any arboreal ape of the genus Hylobates, of which many speciesand varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia. They aretailless and without cheek pouches, and have very long arms, adaptedfor climbing.
A hydrocarbon radical (C6H5) regarded as the essential residueof benzene, and the basis of an immense number of aromaticderivatives. Phenyl hydrate (Chem.), phenol or carbolic acid.-- Phenyl hydrazine (Chem.), a nitrogenous base (C6H5.N2H3) producedartificially as a colorless oil which unites with acids, ketones,etc., to form well-crystallized compounds.
A grand division of the animal kingdom, intermediate, in somerespects, between the invertebrates and vertebrates, and by somewriters united with the latter. They were formerly classed withacephalous mollusks. The body is usually covered with a firm externaltunic, consisting in part of cellulose, and having two openings, onefor the entrance and one for the exit of water. The pharynx isusually dilated in the form of a sac, pierced by several series ofciliated slits, and serves as a gill.
A stone or mineral on or in which are branching figuresresembling shrubs or trees, produced by a foreign mineral, usually anoxide of manganese, as in the moss agate; also, a crystallizedmineral having an arborescent form, e. g., gold or silver; anarborization.
Pertaining to fulmination; detonating; specifically (Chem.),pertaining to, derived from, or denoting, an acid, so called; as,fulminic acid. Fulminic acid (Chem.), a complex acid, H2C2N2O2,isomeric with cyanic and cyanuric acids, and not known in the freestate, but forming a large class of highly explosive salts, thefulminates. Of these, mercuric fulminate, the most common, is used,mixed with niter, to fill percussion caps, charge cartridges, etc.-- Fulminic acid is made by the action of nitric acid on alcohol.
Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants;Scottish. Scotch broom (Bot.), the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom.-- Scotch dipper, or Scotch duck (Zoöl.), the bufflehead; -- calledalso Scotch teal, and Scotchman.-- Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] Sir W. Scott.-- Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.-- Scotch nightingale (Zoöl.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.] --Scotch pebble. See under pebble.-- Scotch pine (Bot.) See Riga fir.-- Scotch thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle (Onopordonacanthium); -- so called from its being the national emblem of theScotch.
Coming as something additional or extraneous; comingafterwards.That branch of belief was in him supervenient to Christian practice.Hammond.Divorces can be granted, a mensa et toro, only for supervenientcauses. Z. Swift.
A figure composed of two equilateral triangles intersecting soas to form a six-pointed star, -- used in early ornamental art, andalso with superstitious import by the astrologers and mystics of theMiddle Ages.