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S . the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a consonant, and is often called a sibilant, in allusion to its hissing sound. It has two principal sounds; one a mere hissing, as in sack, this; the other a vocal hissing (the same as that of z), as in is, wise. Besides these it sometimes has the sounds of sh and zh, as in sure, measure. It generally has its hissing sound at the beginning of words, but in the middle and at the end of words its sound is determined by usage. In a few words it is silent, as in isle, debris. With the letter h it forms the digraph sh. See Guide to pronunciation, // 255-261.
Saadh n. See Sadh.
Saan n. pl. Same as Bushmen.
Sabadilla n. A Mexican liliaceous plant (Schoenocaulon officinale); also, its seeds, which contain the alkaloid veratrine. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic and purgative.
Sabaean a. & n. Same as Sabian.
Sabaeanism n. Same as Sabianism.
Sabaeism n. Alt. of Sabaism
Sabaism n. See Sabianism.
Sabal n. A genus of palm trees including the palmetto of the Southern United States.
Sabaoth n. pl. Armies; hosts.
Sabaoth n. pl. Incorrectly, the Sabbath.
Sabbat n. In mediaeval demonology, the nocturnal assembly in which demons and sorcerers were thought to celebrate their orgies.
Sabbatarian n. One who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week as holy, agreeably to the letter of the fourth commandment in the Decalogue.
Sabbatarian n. A strict observer of the Sabbath.
Sabbatarian a. Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians.
 
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Plancher : n. A floor of wood; also, a plank.; n. The under side of a cornice; a soffit.; v. t. To form of planks.

 
Based on The Online Plain Text English Dictionary (OPTED) produced by Ralph S. Sutherland from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
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