Flashcards in Chapter 9 Deck (21):
A large sailing ship
Also called ice floe. a sheet of floating ice, chiefly on the surface of the sea, smaller than an ice field.
a detached floating portion of such a sheet.
one of the long, slender feathers on the neck or saddle of certain birds, as the domestic rooster, much used in making artificial flies for anglers.
the neck plumage of a male bird, as the domestic rooster.
the erectile hair on the back of an animal's neck: At the sound of footsteps, the dog raised her hackles.
anger, especially when aroused in a challenging or challenged manner: with one's hackles up.
the legs of an artificial fly made with feathers from the neck or saddle of a rooster or other such bird. See diag. under fly2.
a comb for dressing flax or hemp.
delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires, especially lacy jewelers' work of scrolls and arabesques.
anything very delicate or fanciful: a filigree of frost.
the branch of medicine dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons.
the study of the physical processes and problems of aging; gerontology.
of the nature of glue; gluey; viscid; sticky.
closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue.
Obsolete . closely related.
fineor showy dress, ornaments, etc.
a long, narrow cut or indentation in a surface, as the cut in a board to receive the tongue of another board (tongue-and-groove joint) a furrow, or a natural indentation on an organism.
the track or channel of a phonograph record for the needle or stylus.
a fixed routine: to get into a groove.
Printing. the furrow at the bottom of a piece of type. See diag. under type.
Slang. an enjoyable time or experience.
to reject or renounce under oath: to forswear an injurious habit.
to deny vehemently or under oath.
to perjure (oneself).
without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net): gross earnings; gross sales.
free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous: hale and hearty men in the prime of life.
coming, appearing, acting, etc., in fitsor by spells; recurring irregularly.
offensive to good taste, especially as being excessive; overdone or gross: fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome décor.
disgusting; sickening; repulsive: a table heaped with fulsome mounds of greasy foods.
excessively or insincerely lavish: fulsome admiration.
encompassing all aspects; comprehensive: a fulsome survey of the political situation in Central America.
abundant or copious.
offensive or disgusting, as an odor.
harmful or injurious to health; noxious.
one's luck or lot.
an occurrence, happening, or accident.
a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess.
a gourmet; epicure.
to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
to issue denunciations or the like (usually followed by against ): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
the support, or point of rest, on which a lever turns in moving a body.
any prop or support.
Zoology . any of various structures in an animal serving as a hinge or support.