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    Definition:
    Wall - (n.) A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.
    Wall - (n.) A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room.
    Wall - (n.) A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
    Wall - (n.) An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam-engine cylinder.
    Wall - (n.) The side of a level or drift.
    Wall - (n.) The country rock bounding a vein laterally.
    Wall - (v. t.) To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.
    Wall - (v. t.) To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.
    Wall - (v. t.) To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.
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    Bank swallow - () See under 1st Bank, n.
    Cobwall - (n.) A wall made of clay mixed with straw.
    Enwall - (v. t.) See Inwall.
    Enwallow - (v. t.) To plunge into, or roll in, flith; to wallow.
    Gadwall - (n.) A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck.
    Hickwall - (n.) Alt. of Hickway
    Inwalled - (imp. & p. p.) of Inwall
    Inwalling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Inwall
    Inwall - (v. t.) To inclose or fortify as with a wall.
    Inwall - (n.) An inner wall; specifically (Metal.), the inner wall, or lining, of a blast furnace.
    Mudwall - (n.) The European bee-eater. See Bee-eater.
    Outwall - (n.) The exterior wall; the outside surface, or appearance.
    Pot-walloper - (n.) A voter in certain boroughs of England, where, before the passage of the reform bill of 1832, the qualification for suffrage was to have boiled (walloped) his own pot in the parish for six months.
    Pot-walloper - (n.) One who cleans pots; a scullion.
    Sea swallow - () The common tern.
    Sea swallow - () The storm petrel.
    Sea swallow - () The gannet.
    Sea swallow - () See Cornish chough, under Chough.
    Sea wall - () A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.
    Sea-walled - (a.) Surrounded, bounded, or protected by the sea, as if by a wall.
    Setwall - (n.) A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities (Valeriana officinalis, or V. Pyrenaica).
    Swallet - (n.) Water breaking in upon the miners at their work; -- so called among tin miners.
    Swallow - (n.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.
    Swallow - (n.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.
    Swallow - (n.) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
    Swallowed - (imp. & p. p.) of Swallow
    Swallowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swallow
    Swallow - (v. t.) To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.
    Swallow - (v. t.) To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb -- usually followed by up.
    Swallow - (v. t.) To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
    Swallow - (v. t.) To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.
    Swallow - (v. t.) To occupy; to take up; to employ.
    Swallow - (v. t.) To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
    Swallow - (v. t.) To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.
    Swallow - (v. t.) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.
    Swallow - (v. i.) To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.
    Swallow - (n.) The act of swallowing.
    Swallow - (n.) The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
    Swallow - (n.) Taste; relish; inclination; liking.
    Swallow - (n.) Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
    Swallow - (n.) As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water.
    Swallow - (n.) That which ingulfs; a whirlpool.
    Swallower - (n.) One who swallows; also, a glutton.
    Swallowfish - (n.) The European sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). It has large pectoral fins.
    Swallowtail - (n.) A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints. See Dovetail.
    Swallowtail - (n.) A species of willow.
    Swallowtail - (n.) An outwork with converging sides, its head or front forming a reentrant angle; -- so called from its form. Called also priestcap.
    Swallowtail - (n.) A swallow-tailed coat.
    Swallowtail - (n.) An arrow.
    Swallowtail - (n.) Any one of numerous species of large and handsome butterflies, belonging to Papilio and allied genera, in which the posterior border of each hind wing is prolongated in the form of a long lobe.
    Swallow-tailed - (a.) Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow-tailed coat.
    Swallow-tailed - (a.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed.
    Swallowwort - (n.) See Celandine.
    Swallowwort - (n.) A poisonous plant (Vincetoxicum officinale) of the Milkweed family, at one time used in medicine; -- also called white swallowwort.
    Towall - (n.) A towel.
    Uckewallist - (n.) One of a sect of rigid Anabaptists, which originated in 1637, and whose tenets were essentially the same as those of the Mennonists. In addition, however, they held that Judas and the murderers of Christ were saved. So called from the founder of the sect, Ucke Wallis, a native of Friesland.
    Walled - (imp. & p. p.) of Wall
    Walling - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wall
    Wallaba - (n.) A leguminous tree (Eperua falcata) of Demerara, with pinnate leaves and clusters of red flowers. The reddish brown wood is used for palings and shingles.
    Wallabies - (pl. ) of Wallaby
    Wallaby - (n.) Any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the smaller species, as the brush kangaroo (H. Bennettii) and the pademelon (H. thetidis). The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded district and bushy plains.
    Wallah - (n.) A black variety of the jaguar; -- called also tapir tiger.
    Wallaroo - (n.) Any one of several species of kangaroos of the genus Macropus, especially M. robustus, sometimes called the great wallaroo.
    Wallbird - (n.) The spotted flycatcher.
    Waller - (n.) One who builds walls.
    Waller - (n.) The wels.
    Wallerian degeneration - () A form of degeneration occurring in nerve fibers as a result of their division; -- so called from Dr. Waller, who published an account of it in 1850.
    Wallet - (n.) A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack.
    Wallet - (n.) A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.
    Wallet - (n.) Anything protuberant and swagging.
    Walleteer - (n.) One who carries a wallet; a foot traveler; a tramping beggar.
    Wall-eye - (n.) An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; -- said usually of horses.
    Wall-eye - (n.) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum) having large and prominent eyes; -- called also glasseye, pike perch, yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch.
    Wall-eye - (n.) A California surf fish (Holconotus argenteus).
    Wall-eye - (n.) The alewife; -- called also wall-eyed herring.
    Wall-eyed - (a.) Having an eye of a very light gray or whitish color.
    Wallflower - (n.) A perennial, cruciferous plant (Cheiranthus Cheiri), with sweet-scented flowers varying in color from yellow to orange and deep red. In Europe it very common on old walls.
    Wallflower - (n.) A lady at a ball, who, either from choice, or because not asked to dance, remains a spectator.
    Wallhick - (n.) The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dryobates minor).
    Walling - (n.) The act of making a wall or walls.
    Walling - (n.) Walls, in general; material for walls.
    Walloons - (n. pl.) A Romanic people inhabiting that part of Belgium which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Liege, and Luxembourg, and about one third of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this people. Used also adjectively.
    Wallop - (v. i.) To move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop.
    Wallop - (n.) A quick, rolling movement; a gallop.
    Walloped - (imp. & p. p.) of Wallop
    Walloping - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wallop
    Wallop - (v. i.) To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.
    Wallop - (v. i.) To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.
    Wallop - (v. i.) To be slatternly.
    Wallop - (v. t.) To beat soundly; to flog; to whip.
    Wallop - (v. t.) To wrap up temporarily.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Wall - n. 1 continuous vertical narrow structure of usu. Brick or stone, esp. Enclosing or dividing a space or supporting a roof. 2 thing like a wall, esp.: a a steep side of a mountain. B anat. The outermost layer or enclosing membrane etc. Of an organ etc. v. 1 (esp. As walled adj.) Surround with a wall. 2 a (usu. Foll. By up, off) block (a space etc.) With a wall. B (foll. By up) enclose within a sealed space. go to the wall be defeated or pushed aside. Off the wall us slang unorthodox. Up the wall colloq. Crazy or furious. Walls have ears beware of eavesdroppers. wall-less adj. [latin vallum rampart]
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    Cavity wall - n. Double wall with a space between.
    Codswallop - n. Slang nonsense. [origin unknown]
    Fly on the wall - n. Unnoticed observer.
    Gadwall - n. Brownish-grey freshwater duck. [origin unknown]
    Off-the-wall - adj. Slang crazy, absurd, outlandish.
    Party-wall - n. Wall common to adjoining buildings or rooms.
    Sea wall - n. Wall built to stop flooding or erosion by the sea.
    Stonewall - v. 1 obstruct (a discussion or investigation) with evasive answers etc. 2 cricket bat with excessive caution.
    Swallow - v. 1 cause or allow (food etc.) To pass down the throat. 2 perform the muscular movement required to do this. 3 accept meekly or credulously. 4 repress (a feeling etc.) (swallow one's pride). 5 articulate (words etc.) Indistinctly. 6 (often foll. By up) engulf or absorb; exhaust. n. 1 act of swallowing. 2 amount swallowed. [old english]
    Swallow - n. Migratory swift-flying bird with a forked tail. [old english]
    Swallow-dive - n. & v. Dive with the arms outspread until close to the water.
    Swallow-tail - n. 1 deeply forked tail. 2 butterfly etc. With this.
    Wallaby - n. (pl. -ies) marsupial similar to but smaller than a kangaroo. [aboriginal]
    Wallah - n. Slang person concerned with or in charge of a usu. Specified thing, business, etc. [hindi]
    Wall bar - n. One of a set of parallel bars attached to the wall of a gymnasium, on which exercises are performed.
    Wallet - n. Small flat esp. Leather case for holding banknotes etc. [anglo-french]
    Wall-eye - n. 1 eye with a streaked or opaque white iris. 2 eye squinting outwards. wall-eyed adj. [old norse]
    Wallflower - n. 1 fragrant spring garden plant. 2 colloq. Woman sitting out a dance for lack of partners.
    Wall game - n. Form of football played at eton.
    Walloon - n. 1 member of a people inhabiting s. And e. Belgium and neighbouring france. 2 french dialect spoken by this people. adj. Of or concerning the walloons or their language. [medieval latin wallo -onis]
    Wallop - colloq. v. (-p-) 1 thrash; beat. 2 (as walloping adj.) Huge. n. 1 heavy blow. 2 beer. [earlier senses gallop, boil, from french waloper from germanic: cf. *gallop]
    Wallow - v. 1 (esp. Of an animal) roll about in mud etc. 2 (usu. Foll. By in) indulge in unrestrained pleasure, misery, etc. n. 1 act of wallowing. 2 place used by buffalo etc. For wallowing. [old english]
    Wallpaper - n. 1 paper for pasting on to interior walls as decoration. 2 usu. Derog. Trivial background noise, music, etc. v. Decorate with wallpaper.
    Wall-to-wall - adj. 1 (of a carpet) fitted to cover a whole room etc. 2 colloq. Ubiquitous (wall-to-wall pop music).
    Wally - n. (pl. -ies) slang foolish or inept person. [origin uncertain]

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