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blende

Definition of blende:

part of speech: noun

A term applied to several minerals having a peculiar lustre or glimmer, variously coloured, as hornblende, zinc- blende, & c., now generally restricted to the sulphuret of zinc; the blackjack or mock ore of English miners.

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setter

One who sets; an inciter, with on; a sporting- dog that indicates by sitting or crouching the place where game lies hid; to set about, to begin; to apply one's self; to set against, to place in opposition; to set agoing, to cause to begin to move; to set apart, to separate to a particular use; to reserve; to set a saw, to bend every alternate tooth to one side, and the remainder to the other; to set aside, to reject for the present; to annul; to set at defiance, to defy; to dare the power and malice of an adversary or enemy; to set at ease, to quiet; to tranquillise; to set at nought, to despise; to undervalue; to set a trap, snare, or gin, to place it in a situation to catch prey; to lay a plan of deceit in order to draw into one's power; to set before, to present to view; to offer; to set by, to place on one side for convenience or safety; to set down, to place upon the ground; to put in writing; to set eyes on, to see; to behold; to set forth, to make appear; to manifest; to set forward, to begin to move on; to promote; to set free, to release from confinement or bondage; to set in, to begin; to enter upon a particular state, as the weather; to set in order, to adjust or arrange; to set off, to decorate; to place against, as an equivalent; to start, as for a race; among printers, to deface or soil, as a recently- printed sheet coming into contact with another not quite dry; to set on or upon, to incite; to assault or attack; to fix or place; to set one's cap at or for, to endeavour to catch the attention or affections of- familiarly applied to a woman supposed to be making approaches in love to a man; to set one's self against, to place one's self determinedly in opposition to; to set on fire, to communicate fire to; to fill with disorder; to inflame the passions of; to set on foot, to put in motion; to start; to set out, to begin a journey or course; to begin the world; to assign; to mark off; to adorn; to display; to state at large; to set over, to appoint or constitute, as a superior, ruler, or commander; to set right, to put in order; to correct; to set sail, to begin a voyage; to set the fashion, to determine what shall be the fashion; to set the teeth on edge, to affect the teeth with a disagreeable sensation, as when an acid or woollen cloth is brought into contact with them; to set to, to apply one's self; to affix; to set up, to found or establish; to raise; to exalt; to place on view; to utter loudly; to begin, as a business; to profess openly; to put in type. ...

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