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descovrir, descouvrir, F. découvrir; des- + couvrir to 1. To uncover. Whether any man hath pulled down or discovered any church. Abp. Grindal. 2. To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show . Go, draw

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descovrir, descouvrir, F. découvrir; des- + couvrir to 1. To uncover. Whether any man hath pulled down or discovered any church. Abp. Grindal. 2. To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show . Go, draw aside the curtains, and discover The several caskets to this noble prince. Shak. Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue. Bacon. We will discover ourselves unto them. 1 Sam. xiv. 8. Discover not a secret to another. Prov. xxv. 9. 3. To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect. Some to discover islands far away. Shak. 4. To manifest without design; to show. The youth discovered a taste for sculpture. C. J. Smith. 5. To explore; to examine. Syn. -- To disclose; bring out; exhibit; show; manifest; reveal; communicate; impart; tell; espy; find; out; detect. -- To Discover, Invent. We discover what existed before, but remained unknown; we invent by forming combinations which are either entirely new, or which attain their end by means unknown before. Columbus discovered America; Newton discovered the law of gravitation; Whitney invented the cotton gin; Galileo invented the telescope.

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    1. Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial. In case of excesses, I take the German proverbial cure, by a hair of the same beast, to be the worst. Sir
    The glandular stomach of birds, situated just above the crop.
    The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution. Auricular confession . . . or the private and special confession of sins to a priest for the purpose of obtaining his absolution. Hallam. 4. A formulary
    One who makes a confession.
    A bar, connected with a switch, longer than the distance between any two consecutive wheels of a train , laid inside a rail and operated by the wheels so that the switch cannot be thrown until all the train is past the switch.
    The act of ascertaining; a reducing to certainty; a finding out by investigation; discovery. The positive ascertainment of its limits. Burke.
    Pertaining to a confession of faith. Confessional equality, equality before the law of persons confessing different creeds.
    That may be ascertained. -- As`cer*tain"a*ble*ness, n. -- As`cer*tain"a*bly, adv.
    One who exposes or discloses.
    1. To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account. Plain good intention . . . is as easily discovered at the first view, as fraud is surely detected at last. Burke.
    One who beholds; a spectator.
    Of or pertaining to Provence or its inhabitants.
    1. To come to an end; to end; to terminate. He who has vented a pernicious doctrine or published an ill book must know that his life determine not together. South. Estates may determine on future contingencies. Blackstone. 2. To come to a decision;
    An exaggerated estimate of the importance of giving full assent to any particular formula of the Christian faith. Shaff.
    linon, for lirnon, OHG. lirnen, lernen, G. lernen, fr. the root of AS. l to teach, OS. lerian, OHG.leran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth lais I know, leis acquainted ; all prob. from a root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf.
    Obliged; beholden. I was much bound and beholding to the right reverend father. Robynson So much hath Oxford been beholding to her nephews, or sister's children. Fuller.
    The state of being exposed, laid open, or unprotected; as, an exposedness to sin or temptation.
    A state of being released from coverture; freedom of a woman from the coverture of a husband. (more info) 1. Discovery.
    To distinguish by a contrast of opposite qualities. These are our complex ideas of soul and body, as contradistinguished. Locke.
    Not distinguishable; not capable of being perceived, known, or discriminated as separate and distinct; hence, not capable of being perceived or known; as, in the distance the flagship was indisguishable; the two copies were indisguishable in form
    Not separate; together; united. Shak.
    So as to secure approbation; in an approved manner.
    1. To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others. 2. To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline
    To penetrate between or within; to penetrate mutually. It interpenetrates my granite mass. Shelley.
    Imperfectly learned.
    To observe inaccurately; to mistake in observing. Locke.


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