Almain rivets, Almayne rivets, or Alman rivets, a sort of light armor from Germany, characterized by overlapping plates, arranged to slide on rivets, and thus afford great flexibility.

Alma Mater
(||Al"ma Ma"ter) [L., fostering mother.] A college or seminary where one is educated.

(Al"ma*nac) n. [LL. almanac, almanach: cf. F. almanach, Sp. almanaque, It. almanacco, all of uncertain origin.] A book or table, containing a calendar of days, and months, to which astronomical data and various statistics are often added, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, etc.

Nautical almanac, an almanac, or year book, containing astronomical calculations and other information useful to mariners.

(Al"man*dine) n. [LL. almandina, alamandina, for L. alabandina a precious stone, named after Alabanda, a town in Caria, where it was first and chiefly found: cf. F. almandine.] (Min.) The common red variety of garnet.

(||Al"me, ||Al"meh) n. [Ar. 'almah (fem.) learned, fr. 'alama to know: cf. F. almée.] An Egyptian dancing girl; an Alma.

The Almehs lift their arms in dance.
Bayard Taylor.

(||Al`men*dron") n. [Sp., fr. almendra almond.] The lofty Brazil-nut tree.

(Al"mer*y) n. See Ambry. [Obs.]

(Alm"esse) n. See Alms. [Obs.]

(Al*might"ful Al*might"i*ful) a. All-powerful; almighty. [Obs.] Udall.

(Al*might"i*ly), adv. With almighty power.

(Al*might"i*ness), n. Omnipotence; infinite or boundless power; unlimited might. Jer. Taylor.

(Al*might"y) a. [AS. ealmihtig, ælmihtig; eal (OE. al) all + mihtig mighty.]

1. Unlimited in might; omnipotent; all-powerful; irresistible.

I am the Almighty God.
Gen. xvii. 1.

2. Great; extreme; terrible. [Slang]

Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, — so that he is in an almighty fix.
De Quincey.

Almagra to Alp

(||Al*ma"gra) n. [Sp. almagra, almagre, fr. Ar. al-maghrah red clay or earth.] A fine, deep red ocher, somewhat purplish, found in Spain. It is the sil atticum of the ancients. Under the name of Indian red it is used for polishing glass and silver.

(Al"main Al"mayne) (- man), Alman
(Al"man) n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.]

1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak.

2. The German language. J. Foxe.

3. A kind of dance. See Allemande.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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