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n. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.
n. The bank of a river.superl. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
a. Having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty; as, rancid oil or butter.
n. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained.n. The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface.
n. A snare; a gin.v. i. To show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl.
p. pr. & vb. n. of Smile
v. i. To make an apology or defense.v. i. To make an apology or excuse; to make acknowledgment of some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends; -- with for; as, my correspondent apologized for not answering my letter.
a. compar. of Big.
a. superl. of Big.
n. A fungus (Ustilago foetida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called pepperbrand.n. The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
a. Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, carbon; as, carbonic oxide.
n. The glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.n. Anything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.
n. A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound.n. Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
a. Made very happy.v. t. To make very happy; to delight.