distempers

dis·tem·per || dɪ'stempə n. whitewash; decorative painting technique in which glue or gum is used to achieve a matte surface; infectious and often fatal disease (mainly of dogs, horses, and cats) v. paint using whitewash; paint a painting using the distemper technique

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  • Anger — An ger (a[ng] g[ e]r), n. [OE. anger, angre, affliction, anger, fr. Icel. angr affliction, sorrow; akin to Dan. anger regret, Swed. [*a]nger regret, AS. ange oppressed, sad, L. angor a strangling, anguish, angere to strangle, Gr. a gchein to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atrocious — A*tro cious, a. [L. atrox, atrocis, cruel, fierce: cf. F. atroce.] 1. Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious guilt or deeds. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity. [1913 Webster] Revelations …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atrociously — Atrocious A*tro cious, a. [L. atrox, atrocis, cruel, fierce: cf. F. atroce.] 1. Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious guilt or deeds. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atrociousness — Atrocious A*tro cious, a. [L. atrox, atrocis, cruel, fierce: cf. F. atroce.] 1. Extremely heinous; full of enormous wickedness; as, atrocious guilt or deeds. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by, or expressing, great atrocity. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discrasies — Dyscrasy Dys cra*sy, n.; pl. {Discrasies}. Dycrasia. [1913 Webster] Sin is a cause of dycrasies and distempers. Jer. Taylor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Distemper — Dis*tem per, n. [See {Distemper}, v. t., and cf. {Destemprer}.] 1. An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Note: This meaning and most of the following are to be referred to the Galenical doctrine …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dyscrasy — Dys cra*sy, n.; pl. {Discrasies}. Dycrasia. [1913 Webster] Sin is a cause of dycrasies and distempers. Jer. Taylor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • First intention — Intention In*ten tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intension}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intention — In*ten tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intension}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. [1913 Webster] Intention is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Novation — No*va tion, n. [L. novatio; novus new: cf. F. novation.] 1. Innovation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I shall easily grant that novations in religion are a main cause of distempers in commonwealths. Laud. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A substitution of a new… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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