but that experience is the surest and best guide. They were opposed to the Dogmatics (q.v.). (Greek,
peirao, to try, which gives the Greek empeiria, experience.)
"We must notEmploye (French). One in our employ; such as clerks, shopmen, servants, etc. Employée, a female employed by a master. Employee, either sex.
"In Italy, all railroad employes are subjected to rigorous examination." - Harlan: Eyesight, v. 64.
"All these employées should be women of character." - Macmillan's Magazine (July, 1862, p. 257).Empson The favourite flageolet-player of Charles II., introduced into Scott's Peveril of the Peak.
"Julian could only bow obedience, and follow Empson, who was the same person that played so rarely on the flageolet." - Chap. xxx.Empty as Air (Ang.-Sax., aemtig.)
"Dead men's cries to fill the empty air"Empty Champagne Bottles Fellow- commoners at Cambridge used to be so called, their academical dress being a gaudy purple and silver gown, resembling the silver foil round the neck of a champagne bottle. Very few of these wealthy magnates took honours.
The nobleman's gown was silk.
Empty Chance A chance not worth calculating on. The ace of dice was, by the Greeks and Romans, left empty, because the number of dice was equal to the number of aces thrown. As ace is the lowest chance, the empty chance was the least likely to win.
Empyrean According to Ptolemy, there are five heavens, the last of which is pure elemental fire and the
seat of deity; this fifth heaven is called the empyrean (from the Greek en-pur, in fire). (See Heaven.)
"Now had the Almighty Father from above,And again, book vi. 833:
"The steadfast empyrean shook without."En Evidence (French). To the fore.
"Mr. - has been much en evidence of late in the lobby; but as he has no seat, his chance of being in the ministry is very problematical." - Newspaper paragraph, February, 1886.En Garcon As a bachelor. "To take me en garcon," without ceremony, as a bachelor fares in ordinary life.
En Masse The whole lot just as it stands; the whole.
En Rapport In harmony with; in sympathetic lines with.
En Route On the way; on the road or journey
Enalio-saurians (Greek, sea-lizards). A group of fossil saurians, including the Ichthyosaur, Plesiosaur, Sauropterygy, etc., etc.
Encelados The most powerful of the giants that conspired against Zeus (Jupiter). The king of gods
and men cast him down, and threw Mount Etna over him. The poets say that the flames of this volcano
arise from the breath of this giant. The battle-field of his contest was Phlegra, in Macedonia.
"So fierce Enceladus in Phlegra stood."
"I tell you, younglings, not Encelados,Enchanted Castles De Saint Foix says that women and girls were subject to violence whenever they passed by an abbey quite as much as when they approached a feudal castle. When these victims were sought for and demanded back, the monks would sustain a siege rather than relinquish them; and, if close pressed, would bring to the
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