Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Eschatological adjective Pertaining to the last or final things.
Eschatology noun [ Greek ... the furthest, last + -logy .] The doctrine of the last or final things, as death, judgment, and the events therewith connected.
Eschaunge noun Exchange. [ Obsolete]
[ Middle English eschete
, an escheat, from Old French escheit
, from escheoir
) to fall to, fall to the lot of; prefix es-
) + cheoir
, French choir
, to fall, from Latin cadere
. See Chance
, and confer Cheat
.] 1. (Law) (a) (Feud. & Eng. Law) The falling back or reversion of lands, by some casualty or accident, to the lord of the fee, in consequence of the extinction of the blood of the tenant, which may happen by his dying without heirs, and formerly might happen by corruption of blood, that is, by reason of a felony or attainder. Tomlins. Blackstone. (b) (U. S. Law) The reverting of real property to the State, as original and ultimate proprietor, by reason of a failure of persons legally entitled to hold the same.
» A distinction is carefully made, by English writers, between escheat to the lord of the fee
and forfeiture to the crown
. But in this country, where the State holds the place of chief lord of the fee, and is entitled to take alike escheat and by forfeiture, this distinction is not essential. Tomlins. Kent. (c) A writ, now abolished, to recover escheats from the person in possession. Blackstone. 2. Lands which fall to the lord or the State by escheat. 3. That which falls to one; a reversion or return
To make me great by others' loss is bad escheat . Spenser.
Escheat intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Esheated
; present participle & verbal noun Escheating
.] (Law) To revert, or become forfeited, to the lord, the crown, or the State, as lands by the failure of persons entitled to hold the same, or by forfeiture.
» In this country it is the general rule that when the title to land fails by defect of heirs or devisees, it necessarily escheats to the State; but forfeiture of estate from crime is hardly known in this country, and corruption of blood is universally abolished. Kent. Bouvier.
Escheat transitive verb (Law) To forfeit. Bp. Hall.
Escheatable adjective Liable to escheat.
Escheatage noun The right of succeeding to an escheat. Sherwood.
Escheator noun (Law) An officer whose duty it is to observe what escheats have taken place, and to take charge of them. Burrill.
Eschevin noun [ Old French eschevin , a sort of magistrate, alderman, French échevin .] The alderman or chief officer of an ancient guild. [ Obsolete]
(es*chu") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Eshewed
(-chu"d); present participle & verbal noun Eshewing
.] [ Old French eschever
, French esquiver
, from Old High German sciuhen
, German scheuen
; akin to English sky
. See Shy
] 1. To shun; to avoid, as something wrong, or from a feeling of distaste; to keep one's self clear of.
They must not only eschew evil, but do good. Bp. Beveridge. 2. To escape from; to avoid.
He who obeys, destruction shall eschew . Sandys.
Eschewer noun One who eschews.
Eschewment noun The act of eschewing. [ R.]
Eschscholtzia noun [ New Latin Named after Dr. Eschscholtz , a German botanist.] (Botany) A genus of papaveraceous plants, found in California and upon the west coast of North America, some species of which produce beautiful yellow, orange, rose-colored, or white flowers; the California poppy.
Eschynite noun [ Greek ... shame.] (Min.) A rare mineral, containing chiefly niobium, titanium, thorium, and cerium. It was so called by Berzelius on account of the inability of chemical science, at the time of its discovery, to separate some of its constituents.
Escocheon noun Escutcheon. [ Obsolete]
Escopet Es`co*pette" noun [ Spanish escopeta , French escopette .] A kind of firearm; a carbine.
[ Spanish ] See Escurial .
[ French escorte
, Italian scorta
a guard or guide, from scorgere
to perceive, discern, lead, from Latin ex
out, quite + corrigere
to correct, set right. See Correct
.] 1. A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of affording safety when on a journey; one who conducts some one as an attendant; a guard, as of prisoners on a march; also, a body of persons, attending as a mark of respect or honor; -- applied to movements on land, as convoy is to movements at sea.
The troops of my escort marched at the ordinary rate. Burke. 2. Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
Escort transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Escorted
; present participle & verbal noun Escorting
.] [ Confer French escorter
, Italian scortare
. See Escort
] To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to; -- used esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land; as, to escort a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a baggage wagon. Syn.
-- To accompany; attend. See Accompany
[ Old French ] See Scot , a tax.
Escot transitive verb To pay the reckoning for; to support; to maintain. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Escouade noun See Squad ,
Escout noun See Scout .
[ Obsolete] Hayward.
Escribed adjective [ Latin e out, out of + scribere to write.] Drawn outside of; -- used to designate a circle that touches one of the sides of a given triangle, and also the other two sides produced.
Escript noun [ Old French ] A writing. [ Obsolete]
[ Old French escritoire
, French écritoire
, Late Latin scriptorium
, from Latin scriptorius
belonging to writing, from sribere
to write. See Script
, and confer Scrutoire
.] A piece of furniture used as a writing table, commonly with drawers, pigeonholes, and the like; a secretary or writing desk.
Escritorial adjective Of or pertaining to an escritoire.
Escrod noun See Scrod , a young cod.
Escrol, Escroll noun
[ See Escrow
.] 1. A scroll.
[ Obsolete] 2. (Her.) (a) A long strip or scroll resembling a ribbon or a band of parchment, or the like, anciently placed above the shield, and supporting the crest. (b) In modern heraldry, a similar ribbon on which the motto is inscribed.
[ Old French escroe
, a roll of writings, bond. See Scroll
.] (Law) A deed, bond, or other written engagement, delivered to a third person, to be held by him till some act is done or some condition is performed, and then to be by him delivered to the grantee. Blackstone.
[ Old French escuage
, French écuage
, from Old French escu
shield, French écu
. See Esquire
.] (Feud. Law) Service of the shield, a species of knight service by which a tenant was bound to follow his lord to war, at his own charge. It was afterward exchanged for a pecuniary satisfaction. Called also scutage . Blackstone.
Esculapian noun Æsculapian.
[ Latin esculentus
, from escare
to eat, from esca
food, from edere
to eat: confer French esculent
. See Eat
.] Suitable to be used by man for food; eatable; edible; as, esculent plants; esculent fish.
Esculent grain for food. Sir W. Jones. Esculent swallow (Zoology)
, the swallow which makes the edible bird's-nest. See Edible bird's- nest , under Edible .
Esculent noun Anything that is fit for eating; that which may be safely eaten by man.
Esculic adjective [ From New Latin Aesculus , the generic name of the horse-chestnut, from Latin aesculus a kind of oak.] (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the horse-chestnut; as, esculic acid.
[ See Esculic
.] (Chemistry) A glucoside obtained from the Æsculus hippocastanum , or horse-chestnut, and characterized by its fine blue fluorescent solutions.
[ Written also æsculin
[ Prop. Spanish escorial
, i. e., a hill or heap of rubbish, earth, and stones brought out of a mine, from escoria
dross of metal, Latin scoria
, from Greek .... Confer Scoria
.] A palace and mausoleum of the kings of Spain, being a vast and wonderful structure about twenty-five miles northwest of Madrid.
» The ground plan is said to be in the form of a gridiron, the structure being designed in honor of St. Lawrence, who suffered martyrdom by being broiled on a gridiron; but the resemblance is very slight. It is nearly square, inclosing several courts, and has a projecting mass which stands for the handle.
[ Old French escusson
, French écusson
, from Old French escu
shield, French écu
. See Esquire
.] 1. (Her.) The surface, usually a shield, upon which bearings are marshaled and displayed. The surface of the escutcheon is called the field , the upper part is called the chief , and the lower part the base (see Chiff , and Field .). That side of the escutcheon which is on the right hand of the knight who bears the shield on his arm is called dexter , and the other side sinister .
» The two sides of an escutcheon are respectively designated as dexter
, as in the cut, and the different parts or points by the following names: A
, Dexter chief point; B
, Middle chief point; C
, Sinister chief point; D
, Honor or color point; E
, Fesse or heart point; F
, Nombrill or navel point; G
, Dexter base point; H
, Middle base point; I
, base point. 2. A marking upon the back of a cow's udder and the space above it (the perineum), formed by the hair growing upward or outward instead of downward. It is esteemed an index of milking qualities. C. Latin Flint. 3. (Nautical) That part of a vessel's stern on which her name is written. R. H. Dane, Jr. 4. (Carp.) A thin metal plate or shield to protect wood, or for ornament, as the shield around a keyhole. 5. (Zoology) The depression behind the beak of certain bivalves; the ligamental area. Escutcheon of pretense
, an escutcheon used in English heraldry to display the arms of the bearer's wife; -- not commonly used unless she an heiress. Confer Impalement .
Escutcheoned adjective Having an escutcheon; furnished with a coat of arms or ensign. Young.
Ese noun Ease; pleasure. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Greek 'es
into, to + "en
one + plastiko`s
molded, formed. See Plastic
.] Shaped into one; tending to, or formative into, unity.
[ R.] Coleridge.
Eserine noun [ From native name of the Calabar bean: confer French ésérine .] (Chemistry) An alkaloid found in the Calabar bean, and the seed of Physostigma venenosum ; physostigmine. It is used in ophthalmic surgery for its effect in contracting the pupil.
Esexual adjective [ Prefix e- + sexual .] (Biol.) Sexless; asexual.
[ Confer Old French esgart
regard, French égard
. See Guard
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Eskar, Esker noun (Geol.) See Eschar .
; plural Eskimos
. [ Originally applied by the Algonquins to the Northern Indians, and meaning eaters of raw flesh
.] (Ethnol.) One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race.
[ Written also Esquimau
.] Eskimo dog (Zoology)
, one of a breed of large and powerful dogs used by the Eskimos to draw sledges. It closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed.
Esloin transitive verb
[ See Eloign
.] To remove; to banish; to withdraw; to avoid; to eloign.
From worldly cares he did himself esloin . Spenser.
[ See Eigne
.] (Eng. Law) A prerogative given to the eldest coparcener to choose first after an inheritance is divided. Mozley & W.