(Al*low"ed*ly) adv. By allowance; admittedly. Shenstone.

(Al*low"er) n.

1. An approver or abettor. [Obs.]

2. One who allows or permits.

(Al*lox"an) n. [Allantoin + oxalic, as containing the elements of allantion and oxalic acid.] (Chem.) An oxidation product of uric acid. It is of a pale reddish color, readily soluble in water or alcohol.

(Al*lox"a*nate) n. (Chem.) A combination of alloxanic acid and a base or base or positive radical.

(Al`lox*an"ic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to alloxan; — applied to an acid obtained by the action of soluble alkalies on alloxan.

(Al`lox*an"tin) n. (Chem.) A substance produced by acting upon uric with warm and very dilute nitric acid.

(Al*loy"), n. [OE. alai, OF. alei, F. aloyer, to alloy, alier to ally. See Alloy, v. t.]

1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam.

2. The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.

3. A baser metal mixed with a finer.

Fine silver is silver without the mixture of any baser metal. Alloy is baser metal mixed with it.

4. Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy. "Pure English without Latin alloy." F. Harrison.

(Al*loy"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alloyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Alloying.] [F. aloyer, OF. alier, allier, later allayer, fr. L. aligare. See Alloy, n., Ally, v. t., and cf. Allay.]

1. To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.

2. To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.

3. To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.

(Al*loy"), v. t. To form a metallic compound.

Gold and iron alloy with ease.

(Al*loy"age) n. [F. aloyage.] The act or art of alloying metals; also, the combination or alloy.

(All`-pos*sessed") a. Controlled by an evil spirit or by evil passions; wild. [Colloq.]

All Saints
(All" Saints` All" Saints') The first day of November, called, also, Allhallows or Hallowmas; a feast day kept in honor of all the saints; also, the season of this festival.

All Souls' Day
(All" Souls' Day`) The second day of November; a feast day of the Roman Catholic church, on which supplications are made for the souls of the faithful dead.

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