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măn' u script, a writing of any kind, as distinguished from anything that is printed.

mär' bled, having veins and cloud

ings like marble.

min' ion (-yon), a small type (7-point).

pī, a mass of type confusedly mixed; to jumble.

pī' ea, a size of type twice as large as nonpareil (12-point).

proof' sheet, a trial impression from type, taken for correction and examination.

non på rěil', a size of type smaller pro spěe' tus, summary; outline of a than brevier (6-point).

plan or scheme.

oe ta' vo, consisting of sheets folded quad' răt (ab. quạd.), a large blank into eight leaves.

păm' phlět, a printed work of a few

sheets of paper stitched together, but not bound.

paste' board, paper pulp compressed, or paper pasted together and rolled, into a stiff sheet.

type-metal lower than the letters, used for spacing.

quar' to, consisting of sheets folded into four leaves.

quoin (kwoin), a device for holding

type securely while being printed. réam, twenty quires of paper.

reg' lět, thin strip of wood used in | sup' ple ment, an appendix; matter

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NOTE: The second word in each pair is opposite in meaning to that of the first.

e răd' i cāte, to root out; to destroy. | com men' su rate (-shu-), adequate. prop' å gate, to increase; to generate.

děs o la' tion, waste; ruin; havoc. pros per' ĭty, thrift; welfare. loy' ǎl ty, devoted allegiance. trēa' son, disloyalty; treachery. e lu' çi date, to explain. mys' ti fy, to puzzle; mislead. hăz' ard, chance; risk; venture. çer' tain ty, surety; without doubt. per pěn die' u lar, vertical; upright. hor ĭ zon' tal, on a level.

in suf fi' cient, scanty; inadequate.

ex ǎs' pēr āte, to provoke.
còn çîl' i āte, to appease; to win.

ĕm' bry o, first state; the germ.
de věl' op ment, growth; maturity.
ǎl lē' vi ate, to allay; to lighten.
ǎg' gra vāte, to vex; to augment.
eon çen' trate, to condense.
dis perse', to diffuse; to scatter.
jõe' u lar, sportive; jocose.
měl' an chol y, gloomy; sad; dejected.

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Reason is the soul of the law, and when the reason of any particular law ceases, so does the law itself."-Legal Maxim.

ǎp pûr' te nançe, a minor improve- | lănd' lord, one who owns real estate

ment; a right or privilege belonging to any property and passing with it; an appendage.

and leases it to another.

lease, to let; a contract for rent.

lěs see', one to whom a lease is given.

bō' nus, a premium given on a loan, môrt' ğage (môr'-), a pledge of real or for any favor shown.

chăt' tel, any movable property. deed, a written contract under seal, usually transferring the ownership of real estate.

ease' ment, a right or privilege of one person in the property of another.

fee-sim' ple, an absolute fee; a fee

without conditions or limits.

fix' tures, permanent appendages; fixed furniture.

grånt ēe', a person to whom a grant

or conveyance is made.

grånt' ôr, the person by whom a grant or conveyance is made.

or personal property for the payment of a debt.

môrt ga ģēe', one to whom a mortgage is given.

môrt' ğa gôr, one who gives a mort

gage upon his property.

nō' tå ry, an officer empowered to note protests, administer oaths, take depositions, etc.

prèm' is es, propositions admitted; a piece of real estate.

quit' claim, to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty.

re lease', to let go; a discharge from a debt or claim.

hêir, a person to whom property will sēal, an engraved stamp for making descend by inheritance.

in dĕn' ture, a written contract under seal.

in eŭm' brançes, burden or charges upon property.

an impression; wax stamped; to ratify with a seal.

ū’şu ry, demanding and accepting interest beyond the legal rate. war' ran ty, surety; to warrant.

Correlative terms:

occupancy and dispossession

landlord and tenant

rental and removal

purchase and option

permanent and transient

mortgage and release

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å lign' ment, act of adjusting to a prin' çi pal, chief; a leader or head; line.

property or capital.

ȧ măn u ĕn' sis, one who copies what prin' çi ple, a maxim; a source, or another writes or dictates.

bǎl' ançe, weigh; adjust; to poise.

ĕs' ti må ble, valuable; worthy of esteem.


read' ily, quickly; cheerfully.

re çēde to retreat; to move back. săl' ȧ ry, a recompense for services.

ex pěnse', outlay; a spending or con- sep' à rate, to sever; to come between. suming.

ex traôr' di na ry (-trôr'-), unusual.

fôr' ty, sum of ten and thirty; four times ten.

su pēr in tĕnd' ent, inspector; supervisor.

till, as far as; to cultivate. un til', to; up to; till.



ăn' thra çite, a hard variety of coal. | heat, a single heating, melting or Běs' se mer, a process of making steel, smelting operation.

invented by Bessemer.

hěm' a tite, a variety of iron ore.

bi tū' min ous, containing bitumen | Lăck' a wan na, a variety of coal. and mineral pitch, as soft coal. Lē' high, a variety of coal. break' er, a place in which coal is

broken and prepared for market. căn' nel cōal, a coal which burns readily with a bright flame.

eär' bon, pure charcoal.

chär' coal, coal made by charring wood.

| pēat, a kind of vegetable substance,
dried, used for fuel.

pig-iron, blocks or bars of cast-iron as
it comes from the smelter.
păd' dling, the operation or process of
transforming pig-iron into wrought-


chute (shoot), an inclined trough or Read' ing, a variety of coal. conduit.

eōke, mineral coal, from which the volatile substances have been removed by heat.

Sie' měns (see'-), a process of mak-
ing steel invented by Siemens.
slag, the earthy matter separated dur-
ing manufacture of metals.

eru̟' çi ble, a vessel used for melting smelt, to extract iron or other metal ores, etc.

from the ore.

děr' riek, an apparatus for lifting and tǎek' le, appliance for hoisting ore. moving heavy weights. trăm' way, railway for the transportation of ore.

grăn' u lāte, to form into grains.



'Never excuse a wrong action by saying that some one else does the same thing."-Ben Franklin.

ǎn' ti qua ted, out of use; old-fash- | çhär' lå tan, an impostor.


com păr' i son, act of comparing.

băl' lad, a short, popular narrative de lin' e ate, to describe; to draw in

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