Interest to Invisibility
Interest (Latin). Something that is between the parties concerned. The interest of money is the sum
which the borrower agrees to pay the lender for its use. To take an interest in anything is to feel there is
something between it and you which may affect your pleasure.
Interim of Augsburg (The). A Concordat drawn up by Charles Quint in 1548 to allay the religious turmoil of Germany. It was a provisional arrangement to be in force till some definite decision could be pronounced by the General Council to be held at Trent. The authors of this instrument were J. Pflug (Bishop of Naumburg), Michael Helding (titular Bishop of Sidon), and John Agricola (a priest of Brandenburg).
Interlard (French). To put lard or fat between layers of meat. Metaphorically, to mix what is the solid
part of a discourse with fulsome and irrelevant matter. Thus we say, "To interlard with oaths," to "interlard
with compliments," etc.
"They interlard their native drinks with choiceInterloper One who runs between traders. One who sets up business, and by so doing interferes with the actual or supposed rights of others. (Dutch, loopen, to run, to leap.)
Interpolate (4 syl.). For two or more persons to polish up something between them. Metaphorically, to insert spurious matter in a book or document; to gag. (Latin, inter polio, to polish.)
Interpreter (Mr.). The Holy Spirit personified, in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. He is lord of a house a little way beyond the Wicket Gate. Here Christian was kindly entertained and shown many wonderful sights of an allegorical character. Christiana and her party stopped here, and were similarly entertained.
Intone (2 syl.). To thunder out, intonation, the thundering of the voice. (Latin, tono, to thunder.) The Romans said that Cicero and Demosthenes "thundered out their orations." To recite in a musical monotone.
Intoxication Pliny (xvi. 20) tells us this word is derived from taxa, a species of bay-tree used for poisoning arrows. Hence the Greek toxon (a bow and arrows), and toxicon (rank poison).
Intrigue (2 syl.), comes from the Greek thrix, hair, whence the Latin tricæ, trifles or hairs, and the verb intrico, to entangle; the Germans have the verb trugen, to deceive.
Inure (2 syl.) to habituate or harden by use. Ure is an archaic word meaning use. (Latin opus, work. French æuvre; old French, eure.)
Invalide (French). A four-sou piece, so called because it was debased to the value of three sous and
"Tien, prens cet invalide, a ma sante va boire."Inveigle (3 syl.). To lead blindfold; to entice by misrepresentation. (Norman French, enveogler; French, aveugler; Italian, invogliare.)
Invention of the Cross [discovery of the cross ]. A festival held on May 3rd, in commemoration of the "discovery of the cross" by the agents of St. Helena, mother of Constantine the Emperor (316). (Latin, invenio, to discover.)
Inventors Punished by their own inventions.
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