About-sledge - (n.) The largest hammer used by smiths.
Acknowledged - (imp. & p. p.) of Acknowledge
Acknowledge - (v. t.) To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a
fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being
of a God.
Acknowledge - (v. t.) To own or recognize in a particular character or
relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition
Acknowledge - (v. t.) To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an
obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.
Acknowledge - (v. t.) To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal
instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to
Acknowledgedly - (adv.) Confessedly.
Acknowledger - (n.) One who acknowledges.
Alledge - (v. t.) See Allege.
Cledge - (n.) The upper stratum of fuller's earth.
Disacknowledged - (imp. & p. p.) of Disacknowledge
Disacknowledge - (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge; to deny; to disown.
Disedge - (v. t.) To deprive of an edge; to blunt; to dull.
Dredge - (n.) Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as: (a)
A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds. (b) A dredging
machine. (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in
collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
Dredge - (n.) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
Dredged - (imp. & p. p.) of Dredge
Dredge - (v. t.) To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a
Dredge - (n.) A mixture of oats and barley.
Dredge - (v. t.) To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting
Dredger - (n.) One who fishes with a dredge.
Dredger - (n.) A dredging machine.
Dredger - (n.) A box with holes in its lid; -- used for sprinkling flour,
as on meat or a breadboard; -- called also dredging box, drudger, and
Duledge - (n.) One of the dowels joining the ends of the fellies which
form the circle of the wheel of a gun carriage.
Edged - (imp. & p. p.) of Edge
Edgebone - (n.) Same as Aitchbone.
Edgeless - (a.) Without an edge; not sharp; blunt; obtuse; as, an
edgeless sword or weapon.
Edgelong - (adv.) In the direction of the edge.
Edgeshot - (a.) Having an edge planed, -- said of a board.
Edgeways - (adv.) Alt. of Edgewise
Edgewise - (adv.) With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the
Enhedge - (v. t.) To surround as with a hedge.
Feather-edge/ - (n.) The thin, new growth around the edge of a shell, of
Feather-edge/ - (n.) Any thin, as on a board or a razor.
Feather-edged/ - (a.) Having a feather-edge; also, having one edge
thinner than the other, as a board; -- in the United States, said only
of stuff one edge of which is made as thin as practicable.
Fledge - (v. i.) Feathered; furnished with feathers or wings; able to
Fledged - (imp. & p. p.) of Fledge
Fledge - (v. t. & i.) To furnish with feathers; to supply with the
feathers necessary for flight.
Fledge - (v. t. & i.) To furnish or adorn with any soft covering.
Fledgeling - (n.) A young bird just fledged.
Foreknowledge - (n.) Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of
whatever is to happen; prescience.
Frankpledge - (n.) A pledge or surety for the good behavior of freemen,
-- each freeman who was a member of an ancient decennary, tithing, or
friborg, in England, being a pledge for the good conduct of the others,
for the preservation of the public peace; a free surety.
Frankpledge - (n.) The tithing itself.
Gilt-edge - (a.) Alt. of Gilt-edged
Gilt-edged - (a.) Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper.
Gilt-edged - (a.) Of the best quality; -- said of negotiable paper, etc.
Hedge - (n.) A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such
a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also
any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence;
particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in
rows to separate the parts of a garden.
Hedged - (imp. & p. p.) of Hedge
Hedge - (v. t.) To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a
thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a
field or garden.
Hedge - (v. t.) To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from
progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
Hedge - (v. t.) To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem
Hedge - (v. t.) To surround so as to prevent escape.
Hedge - (v. i.) To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty,
responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk;
to slink; to shirk obligations.
Hedge - (v. i.) To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the
side or chance one has bet on.
Hedge - (v. i.) To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so
as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
Hedgeborn - (a.) Born under a hedge; of low birth.
Hedgebote - (n.) Same as Haybote.
Hedgehog - (n.) A small European insectivore (Erinaceus Europaeus), and
other allied species of Asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper
part of its body mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll
itself into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every
direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly upon insects.
Hedgehog - (n.) The Canadian porcupine.
Hedgehog - (n.) A species of Medicago (M. intertexta), the pods of which
are armed with short spines; -- popularly so called.
Hedgehog - (n.) A form of dredging machine.
Hedgeless - (a.) Having no hedge.
Hedgepig - (n.) A young hedgehog.
Hedger - (n.) One who makes or mends hedges; also, one who hedges, as, in
Hedgerow - (n.) A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or
separation of fields.
Impledge - (v. t.) To pledge.
Interknowledge - (n.) Mutual knowledge or acquaintance.
Interpledge - (v. t.) To pledge mutually.
Kedged - (imp. & p. p.) of Kedge
Kedge - (n.) To move (a vessel) by carrying out a kedge in a boat,
dropping it overboard, and hauling the vessel up to it.
Kedge - (v. t.) A small anchor used whenever a large one can be dispensed
witch. See Kedge, v. t., and Anchor, n.
Kedger - (n.) A small anchor; a kedge.
Kentledge - (n.) Pigs of iron used for ballast.
Knife-edge - (n.) A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle,
and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a
pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the
least possible friction.
Knowledge - (v. i.) The act or state of knowing; clear perception of
fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance;
Knowledge - (v. i.) That which is or may be known; the object of an act
of knowing; a cognition; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Knowledge - (v. i.) That which is gained and preserved by knowing;
instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship;
Knowledge - (v. i.) That familiarity which is gained by actual
experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
Knowledge - (v. i.) Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has
not come to my knowledge.
Knowledge - (v. i.) Sexual intercourse; -- usually preceded by carnal;
as, carnal knowledge.
Knowledge - (v. t.) To acknowledge.
Ledge - (n.) A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which
resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part,
or a molding or edge in joinery.
Ledge - (n.) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.
Ledge - (n.) A layer or stratum.
Ledge - (n.) A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.
Ledge - (n.) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship
Ledgement - (n.) See Ledgment.
Ledger - (n.) A book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or
preserved; the final book of record in business transactions, in which
all debits and credits from the journal, etc., are placed under
Ledger - (n.) A large flat stone, esp. one laid over a tomb.
Ledger - (n.) A horizontal piece of timber secured to the uprights and
supporting floor timbers, a staircase, scaffolding, or the like. It
differs from an intertie in being intended to carry weight.