Acrolein - (n.) A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, obtained by
the dehydration of glycerin, or the destructive distillation of neutral
fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely irritating.
Asterolepis - (n.) A genus of fishes, some of which were eighteen or
twenty feet long, found in a fossil state in the Old Red Sandstone.
Azarole - (n.) The Neapolitan medlar (Crataegus azarolus), a shrub of
southern Europe; also, its fruit.
Banderole - (n.) Alt. of Bandrol
Caroled - (imp. & p. p.) of Carol
Casserole - (n.) A small round dish with a handle, usually of porcelain.
Casserole - (n.) A mold (in the shape of a hollow vessel or incasement)
of boiled rice, mashed potato or paste, baked, and afterwards filled
with vegetables or meat.
Centrolecithal - (a.) Having the food yolk placed at the center of the
ovum, segmentation being either regular or unequal.
Chloroleucite - (n.) Same as Chloroplastid.
Comptroler - (n.) A controller; a public officer whose duty it is to
examine certify accounts.
Erythroleic - (a.) Having a red color and oily appearance; -- applied to
a purple semifluid substance said to be obtained from archil.
Erythrolein - (n.) A red substance obtained from litmus.
Fumarole - (n.) A hole or spot in a volcanic or other region, from which
Fusarole - (n.) A molding generally placed under the echinus or quarter
round of capitals in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of
Clycerole - (n.) Same as Glycerite.
Gyrolepis - (n.) A genus of ganoid fishes, found in strata of the new red
sandetone, and the lias bone beds.
Metacrolein - (n.) A polymeric modification of acrolein obtained by
heating it with caustic potash. It is a crystalline substance having an
Microlepidoptera - (n. pl.) A tribe of Lepidoptera, including a vast
number of minute species, as the plume moth, clothes moth, etc.
Microlestes - (n.) An extinct genus of small Triassic mammals, the oldest
yet found in European strata.
Musrole - (n.) Alt. of Musrol
Nitroleum - (n.) Nitroglycerin.
Ochroleucous - (a.) Yellowish white; having a faint tint of dingy yellow.
Parole - (n.) A word; an oral utterance.
Parole - (n.) Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially
(Mil.), promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated
conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to
custody, or the like.
Parole - (n.) A watchword given only to officers of guards; --
distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards.
Parole - (n.) Oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2.
Parole - (a.) See 2d Parol.
Paroled - (imp. & p. p.) of Parole
Parole - (v. t.) To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
Pass-parole - (n.) An order passed from front to rear by word of mouth.
Patrole - (n. & v.) See Patrol, n. & v.
Petroleum - (n.) Rock oil, mineral oil, or natural oil, a dark brown or
greenish inflammable liquid, which, at certain points, exists in the
upper strata of the earth, from whence it is pumped, or forced by
pressure of the gas attending it. It consists of a complex mixture of
various hydrocarbons, largely of the methane series, but may vary much
in appearance, composition, and properties. It is refined by
distillation, and the products include kerosene, benzine, gasoline,
Petroleur - (n. f.) Alt. of Petroleuse
Petroleuse - (n. f.) One who makes use of petroleum for incendiary
Primerole - (n.) See Primrose.
Proleg - (n.) One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of
the larvae of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of
Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also proped, propleg, and
Prolegate - (n.) The deputy or substitute for a legate.
Prolegomenary - (a.) Of the nature of a prolegomenon; preliminary;
Prolegomena - (pl. ) of Prolegomenon
Prolegomenon - (n.) A preliminary remark or observation; an introductory
discourse prefixed to a book or treatise.
Prolepsis - (n.) A figure by which objections are anticipated or
Prolepsis - (n.) A necessary truth or assumption; a first or assumed
Prolepsis - (n.) An error in chronology, consisting in an event being
dated before the actual time.
Prolepsis - (n.) The application of an adjective to a noun in
anticipation, or to denote the result, of the action of the verb; as,
to strike one dumb.
Proleptic - (a.) Alt. of Proleptical
Proleptical - (a.) Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative.
Proleptical - (a.) Previous; antecedent.
Proleptical - (a.) Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a
periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every
Proleptically - (adv.) In a proleptical manner.
Proleptics - (n.) The art and science of predicting in medicine.
Proletaire - (n.) One of the common people; a low person; also, the
common people as a class or estate in a country.
Proletaneous - (a.) Having a numerous offspring.
Proletarian - (a.) Of or pertaining to the proletaries; belonging to the
commonalty; hence, mean; vile; vulgar.
Proletarian - (n.) A proletary.
Proletariat - (n.) The indigent class in the State; the body of
Proletariate - (n.) The lower classes; beggars.
Proletaries - (pl. ) of Proletary
Proletary - (n.) A citizen of the lowest class, who served the state, not
with property, but only by having children; hence, a common person.
Rigmarole - (n.) A succession of confused or nonsensical statements;
foolish talk; nonsense.
Rigmarole - (a.) Consisting of rigmarole; frovolous; nonsensical;
Squaterole - (n.) The black-bellied plover.
Styrolene - (n.) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C8H8, obtained by the
distillation of storax, by the decomposition of cinnamic acid, and by
the condensation of acetylene, as a fragrant, aromatic, mobile liquid;
-- called also phenyl ethylene, vinyl benzene, styrol, styrene, and
Virole - (n.) A ring surrounding a bugle or hunting horn.
Viroled - (a.) Furnished with a virole or viroles; -- said of a horn or a
bugle when the rings are of different tincture from the rest of the