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im'po-si' tion (im'pô-zish ŭn), deceit;

fraud. im-pos'ture. (im-pos'țûr),, cheat; trick. im'pre-cation (im'pre-kā/ shủn),

curse; an evil wish. im'pulsé (ỉm'púls), a mental force di.

rectly urging to action. im-pu'ni-ty (im-pū'ni-ti), freedom

from punishment or injury. in-an'i-mate (în-ăn'i-māt), without life. in'ar-tic) u-late (in'är-tik, û-låt), with

out voice, indistinct. in'can-tation (in' kăn-tål shủn),

magical charm said or sung. in-ces'sant (in-sẽsănt), continuing

without interruption. in'ci-dent (în'si-děnt), event. incident to, in connection with. in-clem'ent (în-klěm'ěnt), severe;

stormy. in-com'pe-tent (in-kõm'pe-těnt), unfit;

incapable. in-com'pre-hen si-ble (ỉn-kom'pré-hěn!

si-b'l), cannot be understood. in-con' gru-ous

(in-kõn'groo-ės), suitable, unfit. in-cred'i-ble (în-krěd'i-b'l), hard to

believe. in-cul'cate (in-kül'kāt), teach; instill. Ind (ind), short form for India. in'de-fina-ble (inode-fin a-bo1), can

not be described. in'de-pend' ent (ỉn'de-pěn/ děnt), free;

self-reliant. in dis-creet (in'dis-krēt! ), foolish. in'dis-pensa-ble (in'dis-pěn, så-b'l),

absolutely necessary. in-duced' (in-dūst'), caused, lead into. in-dul'gence (in-důl' jěns), a favor

granted. in-ev'i-ta-ble (ỉn-ěv'i-tá-b'l), certain,

unavoidable. in'ex-haust' i-ble (in'ěg-zos, ti-b'l),

cannot be emptied; unfailing. in'fi-del (in'fi-děl), an unbeliever. in'fi-nite (in'fi-nit), immeasurable,

perfect. in-frac'tion (in-fråk' shŭn), a breaking,

especially of the law. in-fuse' (ỉn-füz'), pour into, shed. in-gre'di-ent (in-grē' di-ěnt), a part of

a mixture. in-hale' (in-hāl'), draw into the lungs. in-her' ent (in-hēr'ěnt), inborn, natural. in'no-va' tion (in'ó-vā' shŭn),

thing new or contrary to custom. in-nu'mer-a-ble (i-nü'mēr-å-b'l), can

not be numbered. in-scru'ta-ble (in-skroo'tå-b'l), not

able to be understood. in-sid' i-ous (in-sid'i-ŭs), Sly, deceit

ful. in so-lence (inoss-lèns), impudence. in-spire' (in-spir'), to fill with hope. in'stance (în stăns). See note, p. 101. in-still' (ĩn-stil'), bring to mind, p.

77. in/su-lat'ed (in sû-lāt'ěd), separated. in-su'per-a-ble (in-sū' pēr-á-b'l),

not be overcome.

in'sur-mount/ a-ble (in'sŭr-moun/ tå.

b'l), impassable. in-tact' (ỉn-tăkt'), untouched; whole, in-teg'ri-ty (in-těg'ri-ti), honesty. in-tel'li-gence (ỉn-těl'1-jěns), news, p.

135. in' ter-course (in'tēr-kórs), interchange

of thought and feeling; trade. in-ter' mi-na-bly (in-tûr'mi-nå-bli), end.

lessly. in-ter'nal (in-tûr'nål), inland; inside. in'ter-posel (în-tēr-póz! ), place be

tween. in-ter' pret (în-tûr' prět), tell the mean

ing of. in'ter-rog' a-to-ry (in'tē-rog' å-tó-ri), a

question. in ter-val (ỉn'tēr-vål), a space of time

between any two events. in'ter-view (in'tēr-vū), a meeting face

to face. in-tol'er-able (in-tol' ēr-å-b'l), not ca.

pable of being, endured. in'tri-cate (în'tri-kåt), entangled. in-trigue' (in-trēg'), a plot or

spiracy. in-trud' er (in-trood'ěr), one who en

ters without invitation. in'un-date (ỉn'ün-dāt), cover with a

flood. in-ured' (in-ūrd'), accustomed. in-vade' (in-vād'), enter for conquest

or plunder. in-va'ri-a-bly (in-vā'ri-å-bli),

stantly. in'ven-to-ry (in' věn-to-ri), catalogue

or list of goods, furniture, etc., with

cost attached. in-vig'or-ate (in-vỉg'or-āt), refresh,

give life to. in-vin'ci-ble (în-vỉn'sï-b'l), not able

to be overcome or conquered. in-vi'o-late (în-vi'o-lat), uninjured. in-vol' un-tar-i-ly (in-võl'ůn-ta-ri-li), not

under control of the will; unwillingly. i-ras'ci-ble (i-răs'i-b'l; i-rås'), easily

angered. ire (ir), anger. i'rised (i'rist), having beautiful colors,

like the rainbow. irk'some (ürk'sům), tedious, tiresome. ir-ra' tion-al (i-răsh'ŭn-ăl), without

reason. Ish'ma-el (ish'ma-ěl), Genesis 21.14.

21. "Islands of the Blest," mythical islands

supposed to be in the Western Ocean where the favorites of the gods were conveyed at death and dwelt in ever.

lasting joy. Is' ling-ton (iz'ling-tún), a district in

the north of London. Is'ra-el (iz'rå-ěl), the descendants of

Israel, or Jacob. “I wis'', (i-wis'), surely, certainly. jack' a-napes', a short form of “Jack

of Apes,” an impertinent fellow. Jacob's Ladder (ja'kūb), Genesis 28,

12.

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jad' ed (jåd' ěd), tired by overwork. jar'gon (jär'gon), a confused, unintel

ligible language. jer'kin (jûr' kin), a jacket or short

coat. Je-ru' sa-lem (je-roo' så-lěm), the cap

ital of the Jewish people. Jes' u-it (jěz'd-it), one of a Roman

Catholic religious order called “The
Society of Jesus,” founded by Igna-

tius Loyola in 1543. Jo'ab (jó'ab), the “captain of the

host” of the army during nearly the

whole of David's reign. joc' und (jok'únd),, merry, gay. Johns Hopkins University, a univer

sity in Baltimore, Maryland. Jor'is (jôr'is), the Flemish word for

George. jour'nal-is/ tic (jûr'năl-is) tik), refer.

ring to journalism, newspaper,

magazine articles. Jove (jov), the short form for Jupiter. jo'vi-al (jó vị-ål), merry, jolly. Ju-gur tha (joo-gir’ thả). See p. 334. jun' to (jún'to), a secret council to

talk over affairs of government. .Ju'pi-ter (joo' př-tēr), in Roman my.

thology, the supreme god of heaven. In. Greek mythology, known as Zeus. jus' ti-fi-ca' tion (jūs' ti-fi-kā/ shủn), de

fense; support by proof. Kaats' s'kill (kõts'kil), group

of mountains of the Appalachian sys

tem in New York state. Ka'le-vala (kä'lā-väl lä). “The land

of heroes,” the title of the national

epic of Finland. keel (kēl), the lowest timber of a

vessel, to which the ribs are attached. keel'son (kěl' sủn), a beam laid on the

middle of the floor timbers over the

keel to strengthen it. kelp (kělp), a large, coarse seaweed. ken (kěn), knowledge. khan (kän; kin), an Asiatic prince;

an Eastern inn. Kieldholm (keld_hóm), p.

174. kine (kin), cattle. King Arthur, a mythical British_king,

founder of the Knights of the Round Table, made famous in Tennyson's "Idylls of the King." kinsoman (kinz' măn), a relative. kir' tle (kûr't'l), a garment. “kith and kin," friends and relatives. knarred (närd), the poetic form of

gnarled, knotted. Knick' er-bock'er Die' trich (nik/ ēr

bok'ěr dē'trik), p. 113. knoll (nol), a little, round hiil. Koor' dis-tan (koor' di-stän), a region

of western Asia, mostly in Turkey,

but partly in Persia. Kur' ro-glou (koor'ö-glou), p. 19. Ky'rat (kē' rät), p. 19. lacklus'tre (lik?ls'tẽn), wanting

brightness.

lade (lād), draw water; put load on lad'ing (läd'ing), that which makes a

load or cargo. lag'gard (lăg'ard), a slow person. la-goon (lå-goon'), a shallow chan

nel or lake. lam'en-ta-bly (lăm'ěn-tå-bli), sadly. lance (låns), a long spear carried by

a horseman. lan' guor (lăn'gěr), a state of mind or

body caused by exhaustion, weari

ness. Lanier', Sydney (lă-nēr'), p. 316. Lannes' (lån), one of Napoleon's gen

erals. lapse (lăps), a passing away slowly. lar' board (lär' bord), the left-hand side

of a ship to one on board facing

the bow, port. Las'car (lăs' kår), a native sailor or

cooly of India. lash'ing (lăsh'ing), cord; strike

quickly or cut. La'tin (lăt'in) Latium, a country of

Italy in which Rome was situated, hence Roman, the language of the

ancient Romans. lat' ticed window (lăt'ist), crossed

open work of wood or metal, form

ing a window. lau're-ate (lô’re-at), the English court

poet. lau'rel (lo' rěl), an

evergreen shrub having sweet-smelling leaves. Lau'rens (lô'rěns), the name of an

old southern family. John and Henry Laurens are famous states.

men of Revolutionary times. lav'ing (lāv'ing), bathing. lav'ish (lăv'ish), extravagant. lay (lá), song. lea (lē), a grassy field. league (lēg), a measure of distance

equal to about three miles. lea'guer (lē' gēr), a camp. Leba-non (lěb'á-non),

mountain range in Syria. "Le Car'il-lon de Dunkerque" (1ě kår'i-lon-dě-důn'kûrk), popular song, the tune of which was played

on the Dunkirk chimes. ledg'er (lěj'ēr), the principal account

book of a business firm. lee (le), the calm, sheltered side. leg'a-cy (lēg'a-si), a gift, by will, of

money or property. legend (lěj' ěnd), a wonderful story of

the past having, no historical proof. leg'i-bly (lėj'1-bli), plainly Len'tu-lus (lěn'tů-lús), a Roman poli

tician who lived in the first century,

B. C. lep'er (lěp'ēr), one afflicted with lep

rosy. lep'ro-sy (1ěp'rô-si), a loathsome skin

disease. Le-tiche' (lā-tēsh'). See p. 207. Leuc'tra (lūk'tra), a Spartan pass.

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a

was

an

or

manner.

lev'ee (1ěv'e), a morning reception

held by a person of rank. le-vioa-than (le-vios-thăn), a large wa

ter animal described in the Book of

Job, hence anything huge. lev'y (lěv’i), collect troops by author.

ity. lib'er-a! (lib'ēr-ål), wide, spacious. li-cen' tious (li-sěn'shús), unrestrained,

both morally and legally. lieu-ten'ant (lů-těn'ånt), officer

ranking just below a captain in the army and a commander in the navy. Lilli-nau' (lil' i-nö'), p. 240. lim'ner (lim'nēr), a painter who il

lumines books or parchments. linch' pin' (linch/ pin'), the pin which

goes through the end of the axle

of a wheel and keeps it in place. lin'e-age (lin'e-aj), family, lin/ en-drap'er (liněn-drá' pēr), one

who deals in linen. list (list), will. pl. n. an enclosing for

a tournament. list'less-ly (list'lěs-li), in an indiffer

ent lit'er-a-ture (lit'ēr-å-túr), the written

or printed literary productions of a

country or period of time. lithe (lith), easily bent,, pliable. liv'er-y (liv'ēr-i), a uniform. loath (loth), unwilling. lo'cal (lo' kål), belonging to a partic

ular place. Lo-chiel (lok-el'). See note p. 78. Lo-dore' (lô-dör'), a cataract in the

Derwent river in England.
Lo-fo' den (10-fö'děn), group

of islands off the coast of northern

Norway. log'i-cal (lõj'i-kål), according to rea

son. Lo'ker-en (18'kēr-ěn), a town in Bel.

gium. loon (loon), a northern web-footed wa

ter bird whose note sounds like a

laugh. loop'ing_(loop'ing), fold. loose (loos), unbind. Looz (100z), a town in Belgium. lore (lör), knowledge. Loup' -ga'roo' (lov. gå' roo'), mean. ing a “Were-wolf,

a person who, according to the superstition of the Middle Ages, became a wolf in order

to devour children. Lu' ci-fer (lū'si-fēr). See note p. 106. lu'mi-nous (lū'mi-nūs), giving out

light. lure (lūr), anything used as

ticement; entice. Just'y .(lūs' ti),, healthy, vigorous. lux-u'ri-ant (lūks-ü'ri-ắnt), very abun

dant. ly-ce'um (li-sē'ŭm), originally the

grove at Athens where Aristotle

taught; an academy. Mael'strom (mal' strom), a whirlpool

on the coast of Norway.

mag-nan'i-mous (m_g-năn^{-müs),

great of mind; heroic. mag'pie (măg'pi), a chattering bird

belonging to the crow family. main (man), ocean, p. 48. Maio

note (mi' nöt), Maina the gathering place for the Greek troops who, under the Greek general, Ypsi

lantí, fought for Greek independence. main top' (mān/ top'), a platform at

the head of the main-mast of a

square-rigged vessel. mal'ice (mål'is), wicked intention to

injure others. mal'le-a-ble (mål'é-å-b'l), capable of

being shaped by beating by

pressure. mal' low (mål'o), a weed. Ma'lo (mä'lo), see p. 43. Mal' o-uins (mäl'o-wins), see p. 43. Mal'ta (môl'ta), a rocky fortified

island belonging to Great Britain, and situated in the Mediterranean

Sea south of Sicily. man'a-cles (mănoi-klz), chains for

the hand or wrist. man' date (măn'dåt), command. manoi-fest (mănoi-fest), known. man'i-fes-ta, tion (mănoi-fés-tā shăn),

sign. man'i-fold (mån'i-föld), many in num

ber. ma-neu'vre (må-noo'věr), a skillful movement with a certain

aim' or plan. man'or (mănỹr), a district

over which feudal lord ruled subject to the commands of his court-baron

or lord. "mantling blush," color or glow of

youth spreading over the face. man’u-al (mănou-xl), made per

formed by the hand. Mar'a-thon (măr'a-thon), a plain in

Greece 18 miles northeast of Athens, the

scene of a famous battle between the Greeks and the Persians. ma-raud'ers (må-ród'ērz), rovers in

search of plunder. Mare Ten'e-bra' rum (mâr těn'é-bräl.

rům), Latin words meaning “sea of

darkness. marge (märj), poetic form for mar.

gin or edge. Mar'i-on (măr'i-on), the name of an

old southern family, to which Fran. cis Marion, a Revolutionary general, belonged. Mar' mi-on (mär' mi-on). See p. 95. mar' quis (mär'kwis), a nobleman of

England, France, and Germany next

in rank below a duke. mar'shal (mär'shăl), direct or lead;

in the French army, the highest

military officer. mart (märt), short form for market. mar'tial (mär'shål), suited for war. mar' veled (mär' věld), to be aston

ished. ma-ter'nal (må-tûr'nal), motherly.

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or

or on

math'e-mat/i-cal (măth'è-măt' i-kål),

precise. mat'in (măt'in), morning worship,

prayers or songs. Mat'ter-horn (mắt”ẽn-horn), a high

mountain peak in the Swiss Alps. max'im (măk'sim), a true saying,

proverb. McGreg'or (måk-grėg'ēr), a Scotch

nobleman who tried to establish a

colony in Porto Rico. mea'ger (mē' gēr), scanty, poor. Mech'eln (měk'lin), a town in Bel

gium. Med' ford (měd' férd), a small town

near Boston, Massachusetts. me-di-æl val (mē' di-ēl vål; měd'i), be.

longing to the Middle Ages, eighth

to fifteenth centuries, A. D. med'i-tate (měd'i-tāt), muse or pon

der. me' di-um (mē' di-um), substance. meet (mēt), fit. mel' an-cho-ly (měl'ăn-kol-i), gloomy. Mel'i-ta (měl'i-tä), an island, where

the apostle Paul, prisoner on the
way
to Rome,

shipwrecked, modern Malta. mel'low (měl'o), softened by years;

tender. me-men'to (me-měn'to), a hint

relic to awaken memory: Memphre-magog (měm'fre-mā gòg),

a lake on the border of Vermont

and Canada. men'ace (měn'ås), , threaten, danger. men' di-cant (měn' di-kånt), practicing

beggary. Mer'sey (mûr' zi), a river in England,

on which Liverpool is situated. met' a-mor! phose (mět'a-môr/ főz),

change into a different form. mete. (mēt),, measure;, limit. me-thinks' (me-thinks'), it

to me. mewl' ing (mūl'ing). See p. 101. mick'le (mik''1), much,, great. Mi’das (mi'dás), a king, in fable,

whose touch turned things to gold. mien (mēn), outward appearance

look. mi-li'tia (mi-lish'a), the whole mili

tary force of a nation; citizens enrolled and trained for the protection

of a state. Mil'ler, Joa-quin' (mil'ẽr wä-kēn'), Mil-ti'a-des (mil-ti'å-dēz), com

mander of the Athenian army who conquered the Persians at Marathon. mi-mo'sa (mi-mo'så), plants with pods

including the sensitive plants. Milnas, Basin of (mi-nås), a bay in

the northwestern part of the Bay of

Fundy. min'i-a-ture (mìn'i-å-tûr), done on a

very small scale. min'ion (mỉn'yŭn), a flattering ser

vant or dependent.

mi-rac'u-lous (mi-răk'ů-lès), wonder

ful. mi-rage' (me-räzh'), an illusion of

the eye by which objects like ships at sea are seen inverted or oases appear to travelers in the desert. mis-cal'cu-lation (mis-kål' ků-lā).

shŭn), a wrong judgment. mis sal (mis' ăl), a mass-book. mit'i-gate (mit' i-gāt), make less se

vere or painful. mitoi-ga tion (mặtoi-gũ shăn), relief;

lessening. moc'ca-sin (mok'á-sĩn), a shoe made

of soft leather worn by the Amer.

ican Indian. mock'er-y (mök' ēr-i), imitating real

ity, but not real; sham. mode (mod), manner of doing or be

ing; custom. Moohawk (mõohok), a tribe of In

dians. mold'er (möl'děr), turn into dust by

natural dècay. mo' ment (mo'měnt), importance; con

sequence, p. 350. mon'o-dy (mõn'o-di), mournful

poem or song for one voice. mon'o-graph (mčn'ö-graf), a paper written one particular subject

some branch of it. mo-nopoo-ly (mô-nopod-li), possession

of the whole of anything. mon'o-tone (mõn'o-ton), a single un

varied tone or sound. mo-not’o-ny (mô-not’s-ni), a tiresome

sameness. Mont-calm (mõnt-käm'), officer

commanding the French troops at

Quebec. moor'ings (moor'ingz), the place

where a vessel is anchored. moor'land (moor'lånd), a waste land covered with patches of heather, a

low shrub. mor' al-er (mõr'ăl-ēr). . See p. 108. Mo-ra'vi-an (mo-rā'vi-ăn), one of a

sect called United Brethren, organized in Moravia in the fifteenth

century. Mos'koe (mos'ko), p. 174. Probably

Poe had in mind the Mos' kenaso

island. Mos'lem (moz'lēm; mos). See p. 84. mo' tive (mo'tỉv), the reason for ac

tions. mot, ley-braid'ed (mõt/ li-brād'ěd), in

terlaced with many colors. moul' der-ing (möl'dēr-ing), crumbling. mul'ti-tu/ di-nous (můl'ti-túl dĩ-nŭs),

numerous. Muse (mūz), the goddess who is sup

posed to inspire poets. muse (mūz), think. Mus'

graves (mūs'grāvz), a clan family of Scotland. Mus'sul-mans (inŭs'ül-mănz), Mohammedans,

p. 186. The “tottering bridge which Mussulmans the only pathway between Time and

an

seems

or

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say is

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a

a

manner,

re

be sung.

Eternity” is the bridge which
tends over hell and which has been
described as being "finer than a hair
and sharper than the edge of

sword.' mus'ter (mūs'tēr), the gathering of

troops or ships for war. mu-ta'tion (mů-tā'shủn), change. mu'ti-ny (mū'ti-ni), a revolt against

one's superior officers or any rightful authority, , especially applied to

sailors or soldiers. mu'tu-al (mū'tů-ål), having something

in common. Mys' tic (mis' tỉk), a river in Massa

chusetts, na'iad

(nā'yåd; ni'ad), water nymph, fabled to preside over some

lake, river, brook, or fountain. nec ro-manocer (nok rồ-măn’ser), one

who foretells future events by pretending to communicate with the

dead. nec'tar (něk'tår), in Greek mythol.

ogy, the divine wine of the gods served in golden drinking-cups by

Hebe, the goddess of Youth. ne-pen' the (ne-pěn'thë), a drug sup

posed, by the ancient Greeks, to have the power of causing forget

fulness of sorrow. Neth'er-by (něth 'ēr-bi), the name of

a Scotch family or clan. niche (nich), a hollow, generally with

in the thickness of a wall, for a

statue or other erect ornament. night-tide, night-time. Nil' us (nil'ŭs), the Latin word for

Nile. “Nine,” referring to the nine Muses

of Greek mythology, goddesses of Song, Dance, Music, and Poetry, companions of Apollo, who, in their light-flowing draperies, danced and

sang on Olympus. nine-pins (nin'pinz), a

game played with ninepins or pieces of wood set on end at which a wooden ball is bowled to knock them down. Nin'e-veh (nỉn'é-vě), the famous cap.

ital of the Assyrian empire, which was entirely destroyed in the fall

of the empire. Noroman-dy (nồromăn-di), an ancient

province of France occupied by the Northmen or Normans during their

invasion. Norn-Mother (nôrn), in Norse mythol.

ogy, the Norns corresponded to the

Fates in Greek myths. no' ta-ry (nõ'tå-ri), a public officer who

examines legal papers to make certain that they are genuine or true and sets the seal of his office upon

the same. Nuobi-an ge-ogora-pher (nữ bi-ăn jẻ.

og'rå-fēr), Poe, in all probability, refers the African geographer, Ptolemy. 150 A. D.

nul' li-fi-ca/tion (nŭl'i-fi-kā) shủn), an

act giving the State the right to

cancel a law of Congress. Nu-mid' i-an li'on (nu-mid'i-ăn), the

fierce animals which attacked the gladiators in the arena were brought from Numidia, a country in northern

Africa. nur'tured (nůr'tûrd), nourished,

trained. nymph (nimi), a goddess presiding over mountains, forests, meadows, or

waters. o-bei'sance (o-bā'săns; 6-bē'), a sign

of respect; a bow. ob'li-ga-to-ry (õb'li-gå-to-ri; ob-lig'.

å-to-ri), required, binding in law or

conscience. ob-lique'ly (ob-lēk'li), in a slanting ob-liv'i-on (ob-liv'i-ũn), a forgetting

or being forgotten. obolo-quy (ob' 10-kwi), slander,

proach. ob-se' qui-ous (ob-sē' kwi-ús),, prompt.

ly obedient to the will of others;

cringing. ob'sta-cle (õb'stå-k’l), a hindrance. oc-cult' (o-kòlt'), secret. ode (od), a short poem, which might o'dor-ous (o' dēr-ës), fragrant. of-fence' less (o-fěns'lės), harmless. off' ing (of'ing), that part of the sea

where there is deep water and no

need of a pilot., O-lym'pus (8-lim'půs), a mountain in

Thessaly, fabled the home of

the gods. om'i-nous (om'i-năs), foreboding evil. om-nipoo-tent (õm-nip’ô-tẽnt), all pow:

erf Op'e-lou/ sas (õp'e-100) sås), an early settlement in south central Louis

iana. op-po' nent (o-po'něnt), foe. op-posed'. (o-pozd'), enemy, p. 101. op-pres' sive (o-prěs'iv), heavy, bur

densome. 0-rac'u-lar (o-råk'ů-lår), like oracles

or answers of the gods to questions

about future events. orb (ôrb), a poetical word for sun, moon,

or star. Or'e-gon (or'e-gón),

by which the Columbia river was first

known. Or' mus (ôr'mŭs), an ancient Persian

city, noted for its wealth. O-thello (o-thěl'o), a Moorish gen

eral in the service of the Venetians. Ot'ter-holm (ot' ēr-hom), p. 174. o'ver-ture (o'vēr-tûr), an offer p. 325. O-wy' hee (o-wi'he), a river in

northern Nevada. pae’an (pẽoăn), a song of triumph. pag'cant (pàj'ěnt; pa' jěnt), spectacu

lar exhibition or display.

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