Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ See Haw-haw
.] A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it.
[ Written also haw- haw
Hag-ridden (hăg"rĭd`d'n) adjective Ridden by a hag or witch; hence, afflicted with nightmare. Beattie. Cheyne.
[ Confer 1st Hag
, and Hig-taper
.] (Botany) The great woolly mullein ( Verbascum Thapsus ).
Hagiocracy (-ŏk"rȧ*sȳ) noun [ Greek "a`gios holy, and kratei^n to govern.] Government by a priesthood; hierarchy.
Hagiographa (-ŏg"rȧ*fȧ) noun plural [ Latin , from Greek "agio`grafa (sc. bibli`a ), from "agio`grafos written by inspiration; "a`gios sacred, holy + gra`fein to write.]
1. The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law and the Prophets. It comprises Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles. 2. (R. C. Ch.) The lives of the saints. Brande & C.
Hagiographal (-f a l), Pertaining to the hagiographa, or to sacred writings.
Hagiographer (-fẽr) noun One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints. Shipley.
Hagiolatry (-ŏl"ȧ*trȳ) noun [ Greek "a`gios sacred + latrei`a worship.] The invocation or worship of saints.
(-o*jĭst) noun One who treats of the sacred writings; a writer of the lives of the saints; a hagiographer. Tylor.
Hagiologists have related it without scruple. Southey.
Hagiology (-jȳ) noun [ Greek "a`gios sacred + -logy .] The history or description of the sacred writings or of sacred persons; a narrative of the lives of the saints; a catalogue of saints. J. H. Newman.
Hagioscope (hā"jĭ*o*skōp`) noun [ Greek "a`gios sacred + -scope .] An opening made in the interior walls of a cruciform church to afford a view of the altar to those in the transepts; -- called, in architecture, a squint . Hook.
Hagseed (hăg"sēd) noun The offspring of a hag. Shak.
Hagship noun The state or title of a hag. Middleton.
Hague Tribunal The permanent court of arbitration created by the "International Convention for the Pacific Settle of International Disputes.", adopted by the International Peace Conference of 1899. It is composed of persons of known competency in questions of international law, nominated by the signatory powers. From these persons an arbitration tribunal is chosen by the parties to a difference submitted to the court. On the failure of the parties to agree directly on the arbitrators, each chooses two arbitrators, an umpire is selected by them, by a third power, or by two powers selected by the parties.
(hăg"bŭt) noun See Hagbut .
(hä) interj. Same as Ha .
Haidingerite (hī"dĭng*ẽr*īt) noun (Min.) A mineral consisting chiefly of the arseniate of lime; -- so named in honor of W. Haidinger , of Vienna.
Haiduck (hī"duk) noun [ German haiduck , heiduck , from Hung. hajdu .] Formerly, a mercenary foot soldier in Hungary, now, a halberdier of a Hungarian noble, or an attendant in German or Hungarian courts. [ Written also hayduck , haiduk , heiduc , heyduck , and heyduk .]
Haik (hāk; Arabic hä*ek) noun [ Arabic hāïk , from hāka to weave.] A large piece of woolen or cotton cloth worn by Arabs as an outer garment. [ Written also hyke .] Heyse.
Haikal (hī"k a l) noun The central chapel of the three forming the sanctuary of a Coptic church. It contains the high altar, and is usually closed by an embroidered curtain.
Haikwan noun [ Chin. 'hai- kuan .] Chinese maritime customs.
Haikwan tael A Chinese weight (1/10 catty) equivalent to 1⅓ oz. or 37.801 g.
[ Middle English hail
, Anglo-Saxon hægel
; akin to D., G., Dan., & Swedish hagel
; Icelandic hagl
; confer Greek ka`chlhx
pebble.] Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones .
Thunder mixed with hail , Milton.
Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky.
Hail intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hailed
(hāld); present participle & verbal noun Hailing
.] [ Middle English hailen
, Anglo-Saxon hagalian
.] To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
Hail transitive verb To pour forcibly down, as hail. Shak.
Hail adjective Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
Hail transitive verb
[ Middle English hailen
, Icelandic heill
hale, sound, used in greeting. See Hale
sound.] 1. To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address. 2. To name; to designate; to call.
And such a son as all men hailed me happy. Milton.
Hail intransitive verb
1. To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; -- used with from ; as, the steamer hails from New York. 2. To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from . [ Colloq.] C. G. Halpine.
[ See Hail
, transitive verb
] An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
, brave friend." Shak. All hail
. See in the Vocabulary.
-- Hail Mary
, a form of prayer made use of in the Roman Catholic Church in invocation of the Virgin. See Ave Maria .
Hail noun A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
"Their puissant hail
." M. Arnold.
The angel hail bestowed. Milton.
(-fĕl`lo) noun An intimate companion.
Hail-fellow well met. Lyly.
(hāls) transitive verb
[ Middle English hailsen
, Icelandic heilsa
. Confer Hail
to call to.] To greet; to salute.
[ Obsolete] P. Plowman.
Hailshot (hāl"shŏt`) noun plural Small shot which scatter like hailstones. [ Obsolete] Hayward.
Hailstone (-stōn`) noun A single particle of ice falling from a cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail.
Hailstorm (-stôrm`) noun A storm accompanied with hail; a shower of hail.
Haily (-ȳ) adjective Of hail. " Haily showers." Pope.
(hān) transitive verb
[ Confer Swedish hägn
hedge, inclosure, Danish hegn
hedge, fence. See Hedge
.] To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass.
"A ground . . . hained
Hain't (hānt). A contraction of have not or has not ; as, I hain't , he hain't , we hain't . [ Colloq. or illiterate speech.] [ Written also han't .]
[ Middle English her
, Anglo-Saxon hǣr
; akin to OFries. hēr
, D. & German haar
, Old High German & Icelandic hār
, Danish haar
, Swedish hår
; confer Lithuanian kasa
.] 1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body. 2. One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in vertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.
Then read he me how Sampson lost his hairs . Chaucer.
And draweth new delights with hoary hairs . Spenser. 3. Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions. 4. (Zoology) A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth. 5. (Botany) An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily ( Nuphar ). 6. A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm. 7. A haircloth.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 8. Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
is often used adjectively or in combination; as, hair
brush or hair
powder, a brush, a dye, etc., for the hair. Against the hair
, in a rough and disagreeable manner; against the grain.
[ Obsolete] "You go against the hair
of your professions." Shak.
-- Hair bracket (Ship Carp.)
, a molding which comes in at the back of, or runs aft from, the figurehead.
-- Hair cells (Anat.)
, cells with hairlike processes in the sensory epithelium of certain parts of the internal ear.
-- Hair compass
, Hair divider
, a compass or divider capable of delicate adjustment by means of a screw.
-- Hair glove
, a glove of horsehair for rubbing the skin.
-- Hair lace
, a netted fillet for tying up the hair of the head. Swift.
-- Hair line
, a line made of hair; a very slender line.
-- Hair moth (Zoology)
, any moth which destroys goods made of hair, esp. Tinea biselliella .
-- Hair pencil
, a brush or pencil made of fine hair, for painting; -- generally called by the name of the hair used; as, a camel's hair pencil , a sable's hair pencil , etc.
- - Hair plate
, an iron plate forming the back of the hearth of a bloomery fire.
-- Hair powder
, a white perfumed powder, as of flour or starch, formerly much used for sprinkling on the hair of the head, or on wigs.
-- Hair seal (Zoology)
, any one of several species of eared seals which do not produce fur; a sea lion.
-- Hair seating
, haircloth for seats of chairs, etc.
-- Hair shirt
, a shirt, or a band for the loins, made of horsehair, and worn as a penance.
-- Hair sieve
, a strainer with a haircloth bottom.
-- Hair snake
. See Gordius .
-- Hair space (Printing)
, the thinnest metal space used in lines of type.
-- Hair stroke
, a delicate stroke in writing.
-- Hair trigger
, a trigger so constructed as to discharge a firearm by a very slight pressure, as by the touch of a hair. Farrow.
-- Not worth a hair
, of no value.
-- To a hair
, with the nicest distinction.
-- To split hairs
, to make distinctions of useless nicety.
Hair grass (grȧs`). (Botany) A grass with very slender leaves or branches; as the Agrostis scabra , and several species of Aira or Deschampsia .
(wûrm`). (Zoology) A nematoid worm of the genus Gordius , resembling a hair. See Gordius .
Hair-brown (-broun`) adjective Of a clear tint of brown, resembling brown human hair. It is composed of equal proportions of red and green.
(hâr"bĕl`) noun (Botany) See Harebell .
Hairbird (-bẽrd) noun (Zoology) The chipping sparrow.
(-brĕdth), Hair's" breadth`
(hârz"). The diameter or breadth of a hair; a very small distance; sometimes, definitely, the forty-eighth part of an inch.
Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth and not miss. Judg. xx. 16.
Hairbreadth adjective Having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth escape.
Hairbrush (-brŭsh`) noun A brush for cleansing and smoothing the hair.
Haircloth (-klŏth`) noun Stuff or cloth made wholly or in part of hair.