Abnodate to About
(Ab"no*date) v. t. [L. abnodatus, p. p. of abnodare; ab + nodus knot.] To clear (tress)
from knots. [R.] Blount.
(Ab`no*da"tion) n. The act of cutting away the knots of trees. [R.] Crabb.
(Ab*nor"mal) a. [For earlier anormal.F. anormal, LL. anormalus for anomalus, Gr. . Confused
with L. abnormis. See Anomalous, Abnormous, Anormal.] Not conformed to rule or system; deviating
from the type; anomalous; irregular. "That deviating from the type; anomalous; irregular. " Froude.
(Ab`nor*mal"i*ty) n.; pl. Abnormalities
1. The state or quality of being abnormal; variation; irregularity. Darwin.
2. Something abnormal.
(Ab*nor"mal*ly) adv. In an abnormal manner; irregularly. Darwin.
(Ab*nor"mi*ty) n.; pl. Abnormities [LL. abnormitas. See Abnormous.] Departure from
the ordinary type; irregularity; monstrosity. "An abnormity . . . like a calf born with two heads." Mrs.
(Ab*nor"mous) a. [L. abnormis; ab + norma rule. See Normal.] Abnormal; irregular.
A character of a more abnormous cast than his equally suspected coadjutor.
(A*board") adv. [Pref. a- on, in + board.]
1. On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car.
2. Alongside; as, close aboard.
Naut.: To fall aboard of, to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of. To haul the tacks aboard, to set the
courses. To keep the land aboard, to hug the shore. To lay (a ship) aboard, to place one's
own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting.
1. On board of; as, to go aboard a ship.
2. Across; athwart. [Obs.]
Nor iron bands aboard
The Pontic Sea by their huge navy cast.
(A*bod"ance) n. [See Bode.] An omen; a portending. [Obs.]
(A*bode") pret. of Abide.
(A*bode"), n. [OE. abad, abood, fr. abiden to abide. See Abide. For the change of vowel, cf.
abode, imp. of abide.]
1. Act of waiting; delay. [Obs.] Shak.
And with her fled away without abode.