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    TOWING-PATH, n. A path used by men or horses that tow boats.

    To wit, to know; namely.NWAD TOWING-PATH.2

    TOW-LINE, n. [tow and line.] A small hawser, used to tow a ship, etc.

    TOWN, n.

    1. Originally, a walled or fortified place; a collection of houses inclosed with walls, hedges or pickets for safety. Rahab’s house was on the town wall. Joshua 2:15.NWAD TOWN.2

    A town that hath gates and bars. 1 Samuel 23:7.NWAD TOWN.3

    2. Any collection of houses, larger than a village. In this use the word is very indefinite, and a town may consist of twenty houses, or of twenty thousand.NWAD TOWN.4

    3. In England, any number of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop.NWAD TOWN.5

    A town, in modern times, is generally without walls, which is the circumstance that usually distinguishes it from a city.NWAD TOWN.6

    In the United States, the circumstance that distinguishes a town from a city, is generally that a city is incorporated with special privileges, and a town is not. But a city is often called a town.NWAD TOWN.7

    4. The inhabitants of a town. The town voted to send two representatives to the legislature, or they voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways.NWAD TOWN.8

    5. In popular usage, in America, a township; the whole territory within certain limits.NWAD TOWN.9

    6. In England, the court end of London.NWAD TOWN.10

    7. The inhabitants of the metropolis.NWAD TOWN.11

    8. The metropolis. The gentleman lives in town in winter; in summer he lives in the country. The same form of expression is used in regard to other populous towns.NWAD TOWN.12

    TOWN-CLERK, n. [town and clerk.] An officer who keeps the records of a town, and enters all its official proceedings.

    TOWN-CRIER, n. [town and cry.] A public crier; one who makes proclamation.

    TOWN-HOUSE, n. [town and house.] The house where the public business of the town is transacted by the inhabitants in legal meeting.

    1. A house in town; in opposition to a house in the country.NWAD TOWN-HOUSE.2

    TOWNISH, a. Pertaining to the inhabitants of a town; like the town.

    TOWNLESS, a. Having no town.

    TOWNSHIP, n. The district or territory of a town. In New England, the states are divided into townships of five, six, seven, or perhaps ten miles square, and the inhabitants of such townships are invested with certain powers for regulating their own affairs, such as repairing roads, providing for the poor, etc.

    TOWNSMAN, n. [town and man.] An inhabitant of a place; or one of the same town with another.

    1. A selectman; an officer of the town in New England, who assists in managing the affairs of the town. [See Selectman.]NWAD TOWNSMAN.2

    TOWN-TALK, n. [town and talk.] The common talk of a place, or the subject of common conversation.

    TOW-ROPE, n. [tow and rope.] Any rope used in towing ships or boats.

    TOWSER, n. [from touse.] The name of a dog.

    TOXICAL, a. [L. toxicum.] Poisonous. [Little used.]

    TOXICOLOGY, n. [Gr. poison, and discourse.] A discourse on poisons; or the doctrine of poisons.

    TOY, n.

    1. A plaything for children; a bauble.NWAD TOY.2

    2. A trifle; a thing for amusement, but of no real value.NWAD TOY.3

    3. An article of trade of little value.NWAD TOY.4

    They exchange gold and pearl for toys.NWAD TOY.5

    4. Matter of no importance.NWAD TOY.6

    Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell.NWAD TOY.7

    5. Folly; trifling practice; silly opinion.NWAD TOY.8

    6. Amorous dalliance; play; sport.NWAD TOY.9

    7. An old story; a silly tale.NWAD TOY.10

    8. Slight representation; as the toy of novelty.NWAD TOY.11

    9. Wild fancy; odd conceit.NWAD TOY.12

    TOY, v.i. To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.

    TOY, v.t. To treat foolishly. [Not used.]

    TOYER, n. One who toys; one who is full of trifling tricks.

    TOYFUL, a. Full of trifling play.

    TOYING, ppr. Dallying; trifling.

    TOYISH, a. Trifling; wanton.

    TOYISHNESS, n. Disposition to dalliance or trifling.

    TOYMAN, n. [toy and man.] One that deals in toys.

    TOYSHOP, n. [toy and shop.] A shop where toys are sold.

    TOZE, v.t. To pull by violence. [See Touse.]

    TRACE, n. [L. tractus, tracto. See Track, and the verb Trace.]

    1. A mark left by any thing passing; a footstep; a track; a vestige; as the trace of a carriage or sled; the trade of a man or of a deer.NWAD TRACE.2

    2. Remains; a mark, impression or visible appearance of any thing left when the thing itself no longer exists. We are told that there are no traces of ancient Babylon now to be seen.NWAD TRACE.3

    The shady empire shall retain no traceNWAD TRACE.4

    Of war or blood, but in the sylvan chase.NWAD TRACE.5

    TRACE, n. Traces, in a harness, are the straps, chains or ropes by which a carriage or sleigh is drawn by horses. [Locally these are called tugs.]

    TRACE, v.t. [L. tracto, from traho; Eng. to draw, to drag.]

    1. To mark out; to draw or delineate with marks; as, to race a figure with a pencil; to trace the outline of any thing.NWAD TRACE.8

    2. To follow by some mark that has been left by something which has preceded; to follow by footsteps or tracks.NWAD TRACE.9

    You may trace the deluge quite round the globe.NWAD TRACE.10

    I feel thy power to trace the waysNWAD TRACE.11

    Of highest agents.NWAD TRACE.12

    3. To follow with exactness.NWAD TRACE.13

    That servile path thou nobly do’st decline,NWAD TRACE.14

    Of tracing word by word, and line by line.NWAD TRACE.15

    4. To walk over.NWAD TRACE.16

    We do trace this alley up and down.NWAD TRACE.17

    TRACEABLE, a. That may be traced.

    TRACED, pp. Marked out; delineated; followed.

    TRACER, n. One that traces or follows by marks.

    TRACERY, n. Ornamental stone work.

    TRACHEA, n. [Low L. from Gr. rough.] In anatomy, the windpipe.

    TRACHEAL, a. Pertaining to the trachea or windpipe; as the tracheal artery.

    TRACHEOCELE, n. [trachea and a tumor.] An enlargement of the thyroid gland; bronchocele or goiter.

    TRACHEOTOMY, n. [trachea and to cut.] In surgery, the operation of making an opening into the windpipe.

    TRACHYTE, n. [Gr. rough.] A species of volcanic rock, composed of crystals of glassy feldspar, sometimes with crystals of hornblend, mica, iron pyrite, etc.

    TRACHYTIC, a. Pertaining to trachyte, or consisting of it.

    TRACING, ppr. [from trace.] Marking out; drawing in lines; following by marks or footsteps.

    Tracing lines, in a ship, are lines passing through a block or thimble, and used to hoist a thing higher.NWAD TRACING.2

    TRACING, n. Course; regular track or path.

    TRACK, n.

    1. A mark left by something that has passed along; as the track of a ship, a wake; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or sleigh.NWAD TRACK.2

    2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast. Savages are said to be wonderfully sagacious in finding the tracks of men in the forest.NWAD TRACK.3

    3. A road; a beaten path.NWAD TRACK.4

    Behold Torquatus the same track pursue.NWAD TRACK.5

    4. Course; way; as the track of a comet.NWAD TRACK.6

    TRACK, v.t. To follow when guided by a trace, or by the footsteps, or marks of the feet; as, to track a deer in the snow.

    1. To tow; to draw a boat on the water in a canal.NWAD TRACK.8

    TRACKED, pp. Followed by the footsteps.

    TRACKING, ppr. Following by the impression of the feet; drawing a boat; towing.

    TRACKLESS, a. Having no track; marked by no footsteps; untrodden; as a trackless desert.

    TRACK-ROAD, n. [track and road.] A towing-path.

    TRACK-SCOUT, n. A boat or vessel employed on the canals in Holland, usually drawn by a horse.

    TRACT, n. [L. tractus; traho.]

    1. Something drawn out or extended.NWAD TRACT.2

    2. A region, or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent. We may apply tract to the sandy and barren desert of Syria and Arabia, or to the narrow vales of Italy and Sardinia. We say, a rich tract of land in Connecticut or Ohio, a stony tract, or a mountainous tract. We apply tract to a single farm, or to a township or state.NWAD TRACT.3

    3. A treatise; a written discourse or dissertation of indefinite length, but generally not of great extent.NWAD TRACT.4

    4. In hunting, the trace or footing of a wild beast.NWAD TRACT.5

    5. Treatment; exposition. [Not in use.]NWAD TRACT.6

    6. Track. [Not in use.]NWAD TRACT.7

    7. Continuity or extension of any thing; as a tract of speech. [Not much used.]NWAD TRACT.8

    8. Continued or protracted duration; length; extend; as a long tract of time.NWAD TRACT.9

    TRACT, v.t. To trace out; to draw out. [Not in use.]

    TRACTABILITY, n. [from tractable.] The quality or state of being tractable or docile; docility; tractableness.

    TRACTABLE, a. [L. tractabilis, from tracto, to handle or lead.]

    1. That may be easily led, taught or managed; docile; manageable; governable; as tractable children; a tractable learner.NWAD TRACTABLE.2

    2. Palpable; such as may be handled; as tractable measures.NWAD TRACTABLE.3

    TRACTABLENESS, n. The state or quality of being tractable or manageable; docility; as the tractableness of children.

    TRACTABLY, adv. In a tractable manner; with ready compliance.

    TRACTATE, n. [L. tractatus.] A treatise; a tract. [Not now in use.]

    TRACTATION, n. [L. tractatio.] Treatment or handling of a subject; discussion.

    TRACTATRIX, n. In geometry, a curve line.

    TRACTILE, a. [L. tractus.] Capable of being drawn out in length; ductile.

    Bodies are tractile or intractile.NWAD TRACTILE.2

    TRACTILITY, n. The quality of being tractile; ductility.

    TRACTION, n. [L. tractus, traho.] The act of drawing, or state of being drawn; as the traction of a muscle.

    1. Attraction; a drawing towards.NWAD TRACTION.2

    TRACTOR, n. That which draws, or is used for drawing.

    TRADE, n. [L. tracto, to handle, use, treat.]

    1. The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter; or the business of buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter. Trade comprehends every species of exchange or dealing, either in the produce of land, in manufactures, in bills or money. It is however chiefly used to denote the barter or purchase and sale of goods, wares and merchandise, either by wholesale or retail. Trade is either foreign, or domestic or inland. Foreign trade consists in the exportation and importation of goods, or the exchange of the commodities of different countries. Domestic or home trade is the exchange or buying and selling of goods within a country. Trade is also by the wholesale, that is, by the package or in large quantities, or it is by retail, or in small parcels.NWAD TRADE.2

    The carrying trade is that of transporting commodities from one country to another by water.NWAD TRADE.3

    2. The business which a person has learned and which he carries on for procuring subsistence or for profit; occupation; particularly, mechanical employment; distinguished from the liberal arts and learned professions, and from agriculture. Thus we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter or mason. But we never say, the trade of a farmer or of a lawyer or physician.NWAD TRADE.4

    3. Business pursued; occupation; in contempt; as, piracy is their trade.NWAD TRADE.5

    Hunting their sport, and plund’ring was their trade.NWAD TRADE.6

    4. Instruments of any occupation.NWAD TRADE.7

    The shepherd bearsNWAD TRADE.8

    His house and household goods, his trade of war.NWAD TRADE.9

    5. Employment not manual; habitual exercise.NWAD TRADE.10

    6. Custom; habit; standing practice.NWAD TRADE.11

    Thy sin’s not accidental, but a trade.NWAD TRADE.12

    7. Men engaged in the same occupation. Thus booksellers speak of the customs of the trade.NWAD TRADE.13

    TRADE, v.i. To barter, or to buy and sell; to deal in the exchange, purchase or sale of goods, wares and merchandise, or any thing else; to traffic; to carry on commerce as a business. Thus American merchants trade with the English at London and at Liverpool; they trade with the French at Havre and Bordeaux, and they trade with Canada. The country shopkeepers trade with London merchants. Our banks are permitted to trade in bills of exchange.

    1. To buy and sell or exchange property, in a single instance. Thus we say, man treats with another for his farm, but cannot trade with him. A traded with B for a horse or a number of sheep.NWAD TRADE.15

    2. To act merely for money.NWAD TRADE.16

    How did you dareNWAD TRADE.17

    To trade and traffic with Macbeth?NWAD TRADE.18

    3. To have a trade wind.NWAD TRADE.19

    They on the trading flood ply tow’rd the pole. [Unusual.]NWAD TRADE.20

    TRADE, v.t. To sell or exchange in commerce.

    They traded the persons of men. Ezekiel 27:13.NWAD TRADE.22

    [This, I apprehend, must be a mistake; at least it is not to be vindicated as a legitimate use of the verb.]NWAD TRADE.23

    TRADED, a. Versed; practiced. [Not in use.]

    TRADEFUL, a. Commercial; busy in traffic.

    TRADER, n. One engaged in trade or commerce; a dealer in buying and selling or barter; as a trader to the East Indies; a trader to Canada; a country trader.

    TRADESFOLK, n. People employed in trade. [Not in use.]

    TRADESMAN, n. [trade and man.] A shopkeeper. A merchant is called a trader, but not a tradesman.

    [In America, a shopkeeper is usually called a retailer.]NWAD TRADESMAN.2

    TRADE-WIND, n. [trade and wind. A wind that favors trade. A trade wind is a wind that blows constantly in the same direction, or a wind that blows for a number of months in one direction, and then changing, blows as long in the opposite direction. These winds in the East Indies are called monsoons, which are periodical. On the Atlantic, within the tropics, the trade winds blow constantly from the eastward to the westward.]

    TRADING, ppr. Trafficking; exchanging commodities by barter, or buying and selling them.

    1. a. Carrying on commerce; as a trading company.NWAD TRADING.2

    TRADING, n. The act or business of carrying on commerce.

    TRADITION, n. [L. traditio, from trado, to deliver.]

    1. Delivery; the act of delivering into the hands of another.NWAD TRADITION.2

    A deed takes effect only from the tradition or delivery.NWAD TRADITION.3

    The sale of a movable is completed by simple tradition.NWAD TRADITION.4

    2. The delivery of opinions, doctrines, practices, rites and customs from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; the transmission of any opinions or practice from forefathers to descendants by oral communication, without written memorials. Thus children derive their vernacular language chiefly from tradition. Most of our early notions are received by tradition from our parents.NWAD TRADITION.5

    3. That which is handed down from age to age by oral communication. The Jews pay great regard to tradition in matters of religion, as do the Romanists. Protestants reject the authority of tradition in sacred things, and rely only on the written word. Traditions may be good or bad, true or false.NWAD TRADITION.6

    Stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle. 2 Thessalonians 2:15.NWAD TRADITION.7

    Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your traditions? Matthew 15:3.NWAD TRADITION.8

    TRADITIONAL, TRADITIONARY, a. Delivered orally from father to son; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as traditional opinions; traditional evidence; the traditional expositions of the Scriptures.

    The reveries of the Talmud, a collection of Jewish traditionary interpolations, are unrivaled in the regions of absurdity.NWAD TRADITIONAL.2

    2. Observant of tradition. [Not used.]NWAD TRADITIONAL.3

    TRADITIONARY, n. Among the Jews, one who acknowledges the authority of traditions, and explains the Scriptures by them. The word is used in opposition to Cairite, one who denies the authority of traditions.

    TRADITIONALLY, adv. By transmission from father to son, or from age to age; as an opinion or doctrine traditionally derived from the apostles, is of no authority.

    TRADITIONER, TRADITIONIST, n. One who adheres to tradition.

    TRADITIVE, a. [L. trado.] Transmitted or transmissible from father to son, or from age to age, by oral communication.

    Suppose we on things traditive divide.NWAD TRADITIVE.2

    TRADITOR, n. [L.] A deliverer; a name of infamy given to christians who delivered the Scriptures or the goods of the church to their persecutors, to save their lives.

    TRADUCE, v.t. [L. traduco; trans, over, and duco, to lead.]

    1. To represent as blamable; to condemn.NWAD TRADUCE.2

    The best stratagem that Satan hath, is by traducing the form and manner of the devout prayers of God’s church.NWAD TRADUCE.3

    2. To calumniate; to vilify; to defame; willfully to misrepresent.NWAD TRADUCE.4

    As long as men are malicious and designing, they will be traducing.NWAD TRADUCE.5

    He had the baseness to traduce me in libel.NWAD TRADUCE.6

    3. To propagate; to continue by deriving one from another.NWAD TRADUCE.7

    From these only the race of perfect animals was propagated and traduced over the earth. [Not in use.]NWAD TRADUCE.8

    TRADUCED, pp. Misrepresented; calumniated.

    TRADUCEMENT, n. Misrepresentation; ill founded censure; defamation; calumny. [Little used.]

    TRADUCENT, a. Slandering; slanderous.

    TRADUCER, n. One that traduces; a slanderer; a calumniator.

    TRADUCIBLE, a. That may be orally derived or propagated. [Little used.]

    TRADUCING, ppr. Slandering; defaming; calumniating.

    TRADUCINGLY, adv. Slanderously; by way of defamation.

    TRADUCTION, n. [L. traductio.] Derivation from one of the same kind; propagation.

    If by traduction came thy mind,NWAD TRADUCTION.2

    Our wonder is the less to findNWAD TRADUCTION.3

    A soul so charming from a stock so good.NWAD TRADUCTION.4

    1. Tradition; transmission from one to another; as traditional communication and traduction of truth. [Little used.]NWAD TRADUCTION.5

    2. Conveyance; transportation; act of transferring; as the traduction of animals from Europe to America by shipping.NWAD TRADUCTION.6

    3. Transition.NWAD TRADUCTION.7

    TRADUCTIVE, a. Derivable; that may be deduced.

    TRAFFICK, n. [L. trans.]

    1. Trade; commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling. This word, like trade, comprehends every species of dealing in the exchange or passing of goods or merchandise from hand to hand for an equivalent, unless the business of retailing may be excepted. It signifies appropriately foreign trade, but is not limited to that.NWAD TRAFFICK.2

    My father,NWAD TRAFFICK.3

    A merchant of great traffick through the world.NWAD TRAFFICK.4

    2. Commodities for market.NWAD TRAFFICK.5

    TRAFFICK, v.i.

    1. To trade; to pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to barter; to buy and sell wares; to carry on commerce. The English and Americans traffick with all the world. Genesis 42:34.NWAD TRAFFICK.7

    2. To trade meanly or mercenarily.NWAD TRAFFICK.8

    TRAFFICK, v.t. To exchange in traffick.

    TRAFFICKABLE, a. Marketable. [Not in use.]

    TRAFFICKER, n. One who caries on commerce; a trader; a merchant. Isaiah 23:8.

    TRAFFICKING, ppr. Trading; bartering; buying and selling goods, wares and commodities.

    TRAGACANTH, n. [L. tragacanthum; Gr. a goat, and thorn.]

    1. Goat’s thorn; a plant of the genus Astragalus, of several species, growing in Syria, Candia, etc. almost all of which were included by Linne in the tragacanthas, and all of which produce the gum tragacanth.NWAD TRAGACANTH.2

    2. A gum obtained from the goat’s thorn. It comes in small contorted pieces resembling worms. It is of different colors; that which is white, clear, smooth and vermicular, is the best. It is somewhat soft to the touch, but only imperfectly soluble. It is softening, and used in coughs and catarrhs.NWAD TRAGACANTH.3

    TRAGEDIAN, n. [L. tragoedus. See Tragedy.] A writer of tragedy.

    1. More generally, an actor of tragedy.NWAD TRAGEDIAN.2

    TRAGEDY, n. [Gr. said to be composed of a goat, and a song, because originally it consisted in a hymn sung in honor of Bacchus by a chorus of music, with dances and the sacrifice of a goat.]

    1. A dramatic poem representing some signal action performed by illustrious persons, and generally having a fatal issue. Aeschylus is called the father of tragedy.NWAD TRAGEDY.2

    All our tragedies are of kings and princes.NWAD TRAGEDY.3

    2. A fatal and mournful event; any event in which human lives are lost by human violence, more particularly by unauthorized violence.NWAD TRAGEDY.4

    TRAGIC, TRAGICAL, a. [L. tragicus.]

    1. Pertaining to tragedy; of the nature or character of tragedy; as a tragic poem; tragic play or representation.NWAD TRAGIC.2

    2. Fatal to life; mournful; sorrowful; calamitous; as the tragic scenes of Hayti the tragic horrors of Scio and Missilonghi; the tragical fate of the Greeks.NWAD TRAGIC.3

    3. Mournful; expressive of tragedy, the loss of life, or of sorrow.NWAD TRAGIC.4

    I now must change those notes to tragic.NWAD TRAGIC.5

    TRAGICALLY, adv. In a tragical manner; with fatal issue; mournfully; sorrowfully. The play ends tragically.

    TRAGICALNESS, n. Fatality; mournfulness; sadness.

    We moralize the fable in the tragicalness of the event.NWAD TRAGICALNESS.2

    TRAGI-COMEDY, n. A kind of dramatic piece representing some action passed among eminent persons, the event of which is not unhappy, in which serious and comic scenes are blended; a species of composition not now used, or held in little estimation.

    TRAGI-COMIC, TRAGI-COMICAL, a. Pertaining to tragi-comedy; partaking of a mixture of grave and comic scenes.

    TRAGI-COMICALLY, adv. In a tragicomical manner.

    TRAIL, v.t. [L. traho.]

    1. To hunt by the track. [See the Norman, supra.]NWAD TRAIL.2

    2. To draw along the ground. Trail your pikes.NWAD TRAIL.3

    And hung his head, and trail’d his legs along.NWAD TRAIL.4

    They shall not trail me through the streetsNWAD TRAIL.5

    Like a wild beast.NWAD TRAIL.6

    That long behind he trails his pompous robe.NWAD TRAIL.7

    3. To lower; as, to trail arms.NWAD TRAIL.8

    4. In America, to tread down gras by walking through; to lay flat; as, to trail grass.NWAD TRAIL.9

    TRAIL, v.i. To be drawn out in length.

    When his brother saw the red blood trail.NWAD TRAIL.11

    TRAIL, n. Track followed by the hunter; scent left on the ground by the animal pursued.

    How cheerfully on the false trail they cry.NWAD TRAIL.13

    1. Any thing drawn to length; as the trail of a meteor; a trail of smoke.NWAD TRAIL.14

    When lightning shoots in glitt’ring trails along.NWAD TRAIL.15

    2. Any thing drawn behind in long undulations; a train.NWAD TRAIL.16

    And drew behind a radiant trail of hair.NWAD TRAIL.17

    3. The entrails of a fowl; applied sometimes to those of sheep.NWAD TRAIL.18

    Trail boards, in ship-building, a term for the craved work between the cheeks of the head, at the heel of the figure.NWAD TRAIL.19

    TRAILED, pp. Hunted by the tracks; laid flat; drawn along on the ground; brought to a lower position; as trailed arms.

    TRAILING, ppr. Hunting by the track; drawing on the ground; trading down; laying flat; bringing to a lower position; drawing out in length.

    Since men of foot whose broad-set backs their trailing hair did hide.NWAD TRAILING.2

    TRAIN, v.t. [L. traho, to draw?]

    1. To draw along.NWAD TRAIN.2

    In hollow cube he train’dNWAD TRAIN.3

    His devilish enginery.NWAD TRAIN.4

    2. Top draw; to entice; to allure.NWAD TRAIN.5

    If but twelve FrenchNWAD TRAIN.6

    Were there in arms, they would be as a callNWAD TRAIN.7

    To train ten thousand English to their side.NWAD TRAIN.8

    3. To draw by artifice or stratagem.NWAD TRAIN.9

    O train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.NWAD TRAIN.10

    4. To draw from act to act by persuasion or promise.NWAD TRAIN.11

    We did train him on.NWAD TRAIN.12

    5. To exercise; to discipline; to teach and form by practice; as, to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of arms and to tactics. Abram armed his trained servants. Genesis 14:14.NWAD TRAIN.13

    The warrior horse here bred he’s taught to train.NWAD TRAIN.14

    6. To break, tame and accustom to draw; as oxen.NWAD TRAIN.15

    7. In gardening, to lead or direct and form to a wall or espalier; to form to a proper shape by growth, lopping or pruning; as, to train young trees.NWAD TRAIN.16

    8. In mining, to trace a lode or any mineral appearance to its head.NWAD TRAIN.17

    To train or train up, to educate; to teach; to form by instruction or practice; to bring up.NWAD TRAIN.18

    Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6.NWAD TRAIN.19

    The first christians were, by great hardships, trained up for glory.NWAD TRAIN.20

    TRAIN, n. Artifice; stratagem of enticement.

    Now to my charms,NWAD TRAIN.22

    And to my wily trains.NWAD TRAIN.23

    1. Something drawn along behind, the end of a gown, etc.; as the train of a gown or robe.NWAD TRAIN.24

    2. The tail of a fowl.NWAD TRAIN.25

    The train steers their flight, and turns their bodies, like the rudder of a ship.NWAD TRAIN.26

    3. A retinue; a number of followers or attendants.NWAD TRAIN.27

    My train are men of choice and rarest parts.NWAD TRAIN.28

    The king’s daughter with a lovely train.NWAD TRAIN.29

    4. A series; a consecution or succession of connected things.NWAD TRAIN.30

    Rivers now stream and draw their humid train.NWAD TRAIN.31

    Other truths require a train of ideas placed in order.NWAD TRAIN.32

    --The train of ills our love would draw behind it.NWAD TRAIN.33

    5. Process; regular method; course. Things are now in a train for settlement.NWAD TRAIN.34

    If things were once in this train--our duty would take root in our nature.NWAD TRAIN.35

    6. A company in order; a procession.NWAD TRAIN.36

    Fairest of stars, last in the train of night.NWAD TRAIN.37

    7. The number of beats which a watch makes in any certain time.NWAD TRAIN.38

    8. A line of gunpowder, laid to lead fire to a charge, or to a quantity intended for execution.NWAD TRAIN.39

    Train of artillery, any number of cannon and mortars accompanying an army.NWAD TRAIN.40

    TRAINABLE, a. That may be trained. [Little used.]

    TRAIN-BAND, n. [train and band.] A band or company of militia. Train-bands, in the plural, militia; so called because trained to military exercises.

    TRAIN-BEARER, n. [train and bearer.] One who holds up a train.

    TRAINED, pp. Drawn; allured; educated; formed by instruction.

    TRAINING, ppr. Drawing; alluring; educating; teaching and forming by practice.

    TRAINING, n. The act or process of drawing or educating; education. In gardening, the operation or art of forming young trees to a wall or espalier, or of causing them to grow in a shape suitable for that end.

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