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One of the great divisions of geological time; as, the Tertiary period; the Glacial period. See the Chart of Geology. 4. The termination or completion of a revolution, cycle, series of events, single event, or act; hence, a limit; a bound; an end;

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One of the great divisions of geological time; as, the Tertiary period; the Glacial period. See the Chart of Geology. 4. The termination or completion of a revolution, cycle, series of events, single event, or act; hence, a limit; a bound; an end; a conclusion. Bacon. So spake the archangel Michael; then paused, As at the world's great period. Milton. Evils which shall never end till eternity hath a period. Jer. Taylor. This is the period of my ambition. Shak. (more info) 1. A portion of time as limited and determined by some recurring phenomenon, as by the completion of a revolution of one of the heavenly bodies; a division of time, as a series of years, months, or days, in which something is completed, and ready to recommence and go on in the same order; as, the period of the sun, or the earth, or a comet. 2. Hence: A stated and recurring interval of time; more generally, an interval of time specified or left indefinite; a certain series of years, months, days, or the like; a time; a cycle; an age; an epoch; as, the period of the Roman republic. How by art to make plants more lasting than their ordinary period. Bacon.

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    Of or pertaining to a period; constituting a complete sentence. Periodic comet , a comet that moves about the sun in an elliptic orbit; a comet that has been seen at two of its approaches to the sun. -- Periodic function , a function whose values
    summary, abridgment, neut. noun fr. breviarius abridged, fr. brevis 1. An abridgment; a compend; an epitome; a brief account or summary. A book entitled the abridgment or breviary of those roots that are to be cut up or gathered. Holland. 2. A
    An interval. And a' shall laugh without intervallums. Shak. In one of these intervalla. Chillingworth.
    A name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics. (more info) 1. The meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc. All
    One who makes or fits stocks, as of guns or gun carriages, etc.
    The time that life continues.
    Capable of being broken.
    The quality or state of being senior.
    Made of bread.
    A cloth worn around the breech.
    A system of working in ore, etc., when it lies not in strata or veins, but in solid masses, so as to be worked in chambers or stories.
    The stomach. S. Foote.
    One who brews; one whose occupation is to prepare malt liquors.
    Blind as a stock; wholly blind.
    Surrounding the teeth.
    1. The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity. 2. Old age. It not your voice broken . . . and every part about you blasted with antiquity Shak. 3. Ancient times; former
    The tree itself, which is one of considerable size, with large, lobed leaves. Cloth is made from the bark, and the timber is used for many purposes. Called also breadfruit tree and bread tree. (more info) 1. The fruit of a tree found
    A watch-guard.
    Brimful. Chaucer.
    Etym: 1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live. "I am in health, I breathe." Shak. Breathes there a man with soul so dead Sir W. Scott. 2. To take breath; to rest from action. Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again! Shak. 3.
    Not thoroughly bred; ill-bred; as, an underbred fellow. Goldsmith.
    Any apparatus for making and breaking an electric circuit; a circuit breaker.
    Having a narrow, projecting chest, caused by forward curvature of the vertebral column.
    The act or state of recontinuing.
    A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music. The words themselves.
    One who disobeys the law; a criminal. -- Law"break`ing, n. & a.
    Imperfect, disproportionate, or abnormal formation; ill form; disproportion of parts.
    An erroneous inference or conclusion. Bp. Hall.
    See SABER
    A kind of drum, tabor, or tabret, in use from the highest antiquity. Miriam . . . took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Ex. xv. 20. (more info) typmanum, Gr. tabl a drum; cf. Per. tambal
    a strong breeze.
    Lapping over the breast only far enough to permit of buttoning, and having buttons on one edge only; as, a single-breasted coast.


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