Webster's Dictionary, 1913
+ Latin ferre
to bear.] (Zoology) Same as Palpiger .
Palpiform adjective [ Palpus + -form : confer French palpiforme .] (Zoology) Having the form of a palpus.
[ See Palpigerous
.] (Zoology) That portion of the labium which bears the palpi in insects.
Palpigerous adjective [ Palpus + -gerous .] (Zoology) Bearing a palpus. Kirby.
Palpitant adjective [ Latin palpitans , present participle] Palpitating; throbbing; trembling. Carlyle.
Palpitate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Palpitated
; present participle & verbal noun Palpitating
.] [ Latin palpitare
, v. intens. from pappare
. See Palpable
.] To beat rapidly and more strongly than usual; to throb; to bound with emotion or exertion; to pulsate violently; to flutter; -- said specifically of the heart when its action is abnormal, as from excitement.
Palpitation noun [ Latin palpitatio : confer French palpitation .] A rapid pulsation; a throbbing; esp., an abnormal, rapid beating of the heart as when excited by violent exertion, strong emotion, or by disease.
Palpless adjective (Zoology) Without a palpus.
[ See Palpus
, and Cilium
.] (Zoology) A minute soft filamentary process springing from the surface of certain hydroids and sponges.
; plural Palpi
. [ New Latin See Palp
.] (Zoology) A feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi , maxillary palpi , and labial palpi . The palpi of male spiders serve as sexual organs. Called also palp . See Illust. of Arthrogastra and Orthoptera .
[ Dutch paltsgraaf
palace (l. palatium
) + graaf
count; confer German pfalzgraf
. See Palace
, and Landgrave
.] (Ger. Hist.) A count or earl who presided in the domestic court, and had the superintendence, of a royal household in Germany.
Palsgravine noun [ Dutch paltsgravin : confer German pfalzgrafin .] The consort or widow of a palsgrave.
[ From Palsy
.] Affected with palsy; palsied; paralytic.
[ R.] Johnson.
Palsied adjective Affected with palsy; paralyzed.
Palstave noun [ Danish paalstav .] A peculiar bronze adz, used in prehistoric Europe about the middle of the bronze age. Dawkins.
Palster noun [ Dutch palsterstaf .] A pilgrim's staff. [ Obsolete] Halliwell.
; plural Palsies
. [ Middle English palesie
, Old French paralesie
, French paralysie
, Latin paralysis
. See Paralysis
.] (Medicine) Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis .
"One sick of the palsy
." Mark ii. 3. Bell's palsy
, paralysis of the facial nerve, producing distortion of one side of the face; -- so called from Sir Charles Bell , an English surgeon who described it.
-- Scrivener's palsy
. See Writer's cramp , under Writer .
-- Shaking palsy
, paralysis agitans , a disease usually occurring in old people, characterized by muscular tremors and a peculiar shaking and tottering gait.
Palsy transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Palsied
; present participle & verbal noun Palsying
.] To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.
Palsywort noun (Botany) The cowslip ( Primula veris ); -- so called from its supposed remedial powers. Dr. Prior.
Palter intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Paltered
; present participle & verbal noun Paltering
.] [ See Paltry
.] 1. To haggle.
[ Obsolete] Cotgrave. 2. To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.
Romans, that have spoke the word, Shak.
And will not palter .
Who never sold the truth to serve the hour, Tennyson. 3. To babble; to chatter.
Nor paltered with eternal God for power.
Palter transitive verb To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things. [ Obsolete] " Palter out your time in the penal statutes." Beau. & Fl.
Palterer noun One who palters. Johnson.
Palterly adjective & adverb Paltry; shabby; shabbily; paltrily. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] "In palterly clothes." Pepys.
[ See Paletot
.] A kind of doublet; a jacket.
[ Obsolete] Piers Plowman.
Paltrily adverb In a paltry manner.
Paltriness noun The state or quality of being paltry.
[ Compar. Paltrier
; superl. Paltriest
.] [ Confer Prov. English paltry
refuse, rubbish, LG. paltering
, a rag, a tatter, Danish pialt
, Swedish palta
, plural paltor
.] Mean; vile; worthless; despicable; contemptible; pitiful; trifling; as, a paltry excuse; paltry gold. Cowper.
The paltry prize is hardly worth the cost. Byron. Syn.
-- See Contemptible
Paludal adjective [ Latin palus , - udis , a marsh.] Of or pertaining to marshes or fens; marshy. [ R.] Paludal fever , malarial fever; -- so called because generated in marshy districts.
; plural Paladumenta (Rom. Antiq.) A military cloak worn by a general and his principal officers.
Paludicole adjective [ Confer French paludicole .] (Zoology) Marsh-inhabiting; belonging to the Paludicolæ
Paludicolæ noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin palus , -udis , a marsh + colere to inhabit.] (Zoology) A division of birds, including the cranes, rails, etc.
, English Paludinas
. [ New Latin , from Latin palus
, a marsh, pool.] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of freshwater pectinibranchiate mollusks, belonging to Paludina , Melantho , and allied genera. They have an operculated shell which is usually green, often with brown bands. See Illust. of Pond snail , under Pond .
Paludinal adjective Inhabiting ponds or swamps.
Paludine adjective [ Latin palus , -udis , a marsh.] Of or pertaining to a marsh. Buckland.
1. (Zoology) (a) Paludinal. (b) Like or pertaining to the genus Paludina. 2. Of or pertaining to a marsh or fen. [ R.]
Paludism noun (Medicine) The morbid phenomena produced by dwelling among marshes; malarial disease or disposition.
Paludose adjective [ Latin paludosus marshy.] Growing or living in marshy places; marshy.
; plural Paluli
. [ New Latin , dim. of Latin palus
a stake.] (Zoology) Same as Palus .
; plural Pali
. [ Latin , a stake.] (Zoology) One of several upright slender calcareous processes which surround the central part of the calicle of certain corals.
Palustral adjective [ Latin paluster , -ustris .] Of or pertaining to a bog or marsh; boggy. [ R.]
Palustrine adjective Of, pertaining to, or living in, a marsh or swamp; marshy.
[ From Pale
] Pale; wanting color; dim.
[ Poetic] Shak. Whittier.
[ Confer French palé
. See Pale
a stake.] (Her.) Divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular lines, and of two different tinctures disposed alternately.
[ From Palm
victory; confer trump
, from triumph
.] The knave of clubs.
[ Obsolete] Pope.
Pament noun A pavement. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Spanish ] (Zoology) Same as Pompano .
Pampas noun plural [ Spanish , from Peruv. pampa a field, plain.] Vast plains in the central and southern part of the Argentine Republic in South America. The term is sometimes used in a wider sense for the plains extending from Bolivia to Southern Patagonia. Pampas cat (Zoology) , a South American wild cat ( Felis pajeros ). It has oblique transverse bands of yellow or brown. It is about three and a half feet long. Called also straw cat . -- Pampas deer (Zoology) , a small, reddish-brown, South American deer ( Cervus, or Blastocerus, campestris ). -- Pampas grass (Botany) , a very tall ornamental grass ( Gynerium argenteum ) with a silvery-white silky panicle. It is a native of the pampas of South America.
Pamper transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Pampered
; present participle & verbal noun Pampering
.] [ Confer LG. pampen
, to live luxuriously, pampe
thick pap, and English pap
.] 1. To feed to the full; to feed luxuriously; to glut; as, to pamper the body or the appetite.
"A body . . . pampered
for corruption." Dr. T. Dwight. 2. To gratify inordinately; to indulge to excess; as, to pamper pride; to pamper the imagination. South.