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1. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. "The ordinary forms of law." Addison. 2. Common; customary; usual. Shak. Method is not less reguisite in ordinary conversation that in writing. Addison. 3. Of common rank, quality,

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1. According to established order; methodical; settled; regular. "The ordinary forms of law." Addison. 2. Common; customary; usual. Shak. Method is not less reguisite in ordinary conversation that in writing. Addison. 3. Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished in any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book. An ordinary lad would have acquired little or no useful knowledge in such a way. Macaulay. Ordinary seaman , one not expert or fully skilled, and hence ranking below an able seaman. Syn. -- Normal; common; usual; customary. See Normal. -- Ordinary, Common. A thing is common in which many persons share or partake; as, a common practice. A thing is ordinary when it is apt to come round in the regular common order or succession of events.

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    In a familiar manner.
    The first coat of plaster laid on brick; also, the process of applying it.
    Pertaining to, or of the nature of, socialism.
    Serving to express the frequent repetition of an action; as, a frequentative verb. -- n.
    imp. of Reach.
    1. Hewn coarsely without smoothing; unfinished; not polished. 2. Of coarse manners; rude; uncultivated; rough-grained. "A roughhewn seaman." Bacon.
    The act of making popular, or of introducing among the people.
    In a conventional manner.
    Any one of several species of large hawks of the genus Archibuteo, having the legs feathered to the toes. Called also rough- legged hawk, and rough-legged buzzard. Note: The best known species is Archibuteo lagopus of Northern Europe,
    The condition or quality of being regular; as, regularity of outline; the regularity of motion.
    The public lectures or published writings of Aristotle. See Esoterics.
    Habituation. Accustomedness to sin hardens the heart. Bp. Pearce.
    one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before 1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. John xiv. 25.
    Shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse. To ride roughshod, to pursue a course regardless of the pain or distress it may cause others.
    1. One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility. All below them even their children, were commoners, and in the eye law equal to each other. Hallam. 2. A member of the House of Commons. 3. One who has a joint right in common ground.
    was anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made for common domestic use, plain, rude, rough, gross, e. 1. Large in bulk, or composed of large parts
    Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic. How greatly the word "will" is felt to have lost presentive power in the last three centuries. Earle. --
    1. Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated. Conventional services reserved by tenures upon grants, made out of the crown or knights' service. Sir M. Hale. 2. Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by
    Straight; direct.
    . An officer of the army holding a rank next above that of brigadier general and next below that of lieutenant general, and who usually commands a division or a corps.
    Too frequent.
    1. Not wonted; unaccustomed; unused; not made familiar by practice; as, a child unwonted to strangers. Milton. 2. Uncommon; unusual; infrequent; rare; as, unwonted changes. "Unwonted lights." Byron. -- Un*wont"ed*ly, adv. -- Un*wont"ed*ness, n.
    A current flowing in one direction only; -- distinguished from alternating current. When steady and not pulsating a direct current is often called a continuous current. A direct induced current, or momentary current of the same direction as the
    Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage. Syn. -- Rare; scarce; infrequent; unwonted. -- Un*com"mon*ly, adv. -- Un*com"mon*ness, n.
    The state or quality of being irregular; that which is irregular.
    A branch of the equatorial current of the Pacific, washing the eastern coast of Formosa and thence flowing northeastward past Japan and merging into the easterly drift of the North Pacific; -- called also Kuro-Siwo, or Black Stream, in allusion
    A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.


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