Babirussa - (n.) A large hoglike quadruped (Sus, / Porcus, babirussa) of
the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper
canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved.
Babyrussa - (n.) See Babyroussa.
Brussels - (n.) A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a
kind of lace, etc.
Cerussite - (n.) Native lead carbonate; a mineral occurring in colorless,
white, or yellowish transparent crystals, with an adamantine, also
massive and compact.
Ferriprussiate - (n.) A ferricyanate; a ferricyanide.
Ferriprussic - (a.) Ferricyanic.
Ferroprussiate - (n.) A ferrocyanate; a ferocyanide.
Ferroprussic - (a.) Ferrocyanic.
Kingtruss - () A truss, framed with a king-post; -- used in roofs,
Nitroprussic - (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a
complex acid called nitroprussic acid, obtained indirectly by the
action of nitric acid on potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate), as
a red crystalline unstable substance. It forms salts called
nitroprussides, which give a rich purple color with alkaline subphides.
Nitroprusside - (n.) See Nitroprussic.
Prussian - (a.) Of or pertaining to Prussia.
Prussian - (n.) A native or inhabitant of Prussia.
Prussiate - (n.) A salt of prussic acid; a cyanide.
Prussic - (a.) designating the acid now called hydrocyanic acid, but
formerly called prussic acid, because Prussian blue is derived from it
or its compounds. See Hydrocyanic.
Queen truss - () A truss framed with queen-posts; a queen-post truss.
Russet - (a.) Of a reddish brown color, or (by some called) a red gray;
of the color composed of blue, red, and yellow in equal strength, but
unequal proportions, namely, two parts of red to one each of blue and
yellow; also, of a yellowish brown color.
Russet - (a.) Coarse; homespun; rustic.
Russet - (n.) A russet color; a pigment of a russet color.
Russet - (n.) Cloth or clothing of a russet color.
Russet - (n.) A country dress; -- so called because often of a russet
Russet - (n.) An apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the English
russet, and the Roxbury russet.
Russeting - (n.) See Russet, n., 2 and 4.
Russety - (a.) Of a russet color; russet.
Russia - (n.) A country of Europe and Asia.
Russian - (a.) Of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language.
Russian - (n.) A native or inhabitant of Russia; the language of Russia.
Russianize - (v. t.) To make Russian, or more or less like the Russians;
as, to Russianize the Poles.
Russification - (n.) The act or process of Russifying, or the state of
Russify - (v. t.) To Russianize; as, to Russify conquered tribes.
Russophile - (n.) Alt. of Russophilist
Russophilist - (n.) One who, not being a Russian, favors Russian policy
Russophobe - () Alt. of Russophobist
Russophobist - () One who dreads Russia or Russian influence.
Russophobia - (n.) Morbid dread of Russia or of Russian influence.
Truss - (n.) A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass.
Truss - (n.) A padded jacket or dress worn under armor, to protect the
body from the effects of friction; also, a part of a woman's dress; a
Truss - (n.) A bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia, to keep up
the reduced parts and hinder further protrusion, and for other
Truss - (n.) A tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk, or
stem, of certain plants.
Truss - (n.) The rope or iron used to keep the center of a yard to the
Truss - (n.) An assemblage of members of wood or metal, supported at two
points, and arranged to transmit pressure vertically to those points,
with the least possible strain across the length of any member.
Architectural trusses when left visible, as in open timber roofs, often
contain members not needed for construction, or are built with greater
massiveness than is requisite, or are composed in unscientific ways in
accordance with the exigencies of style.
Trussed - (imp. & p. p.) of Truss
Trussing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Truss
Truss - (n.) To bind or pack close; to make into a truss.
Truss - (n.) To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce
Truss - (n.) To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a
brace or braces.
Truss - (n.) To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body
in cooking it.
Truss - (n.) To execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up.
Trussing - (n.) The timbers, etc., which form a truss, taken
Trussing - (n.) The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the
like, by putting in struts, ties, etc., till it has something of the
character of a truss.
Trussing - (n.) The act of a hawk, or other bird of prey, in seizing its
quarry, and soaring with it into air.
Untruss - (v. t.) To loose from a truss, or as from a truss; to untie or
unfasten; to let out; to undress.
Untruss - (n.) Alt. of Untrusser
Untrusser - (n.) One who untrussed persons for the purpose of flogging
them; a public whipper.