And so forth, and others; and the rest; and similar things; and other things or ingredients. The abbreviation, etc. or &c., is usually read and so forth.

(An"da*ba*tism) n. [L. andabata a kind of Roman gladiator, who fought hoodwinked.] Doubt; uncertainty. [Obs.] Shelford.

(An`da*lu"site) n. (Min.) A silicate of aluminium, occurring usually in thick rhombic prisms, nearly square, of a grayish or pale reddish tint. It was first discovered in Andalusia, Spain.

(||An*dan"te) a. [It. andante, p. pr. of andare to go.] (Mus.) Moving moderately slow, but distinct and flowing; quicker than larghetto, and slower than allegretto.n. A movement or piece in andante time.

(||An`dan*ti"no) a. [It., dim. of andante.] (Mus.) Rather quicker than andante; between that allegretto.

(An"con An"cone) n. [See Ancon, above.] (Arch.) (a) The corner or quoin of a wall, cross- beam, or rafter. [Obs.] Gwilt. (b) A bracket supporting a cornice; a console.

(An"co*nal An*co"ne*al) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ancon or elbow. "The olecranon on anconeal process." Flower.

(||An*co"ne*us) n. [NL., fr. L. ancon elbow.] (Anat.) A muscle of the elbow and forearm.

(An"co*noid) a. Elbowlike; anconal.

(An"co*ny) n. [Origin unknown.] (Iron Work) A piece of malleable iron, wrought into the shape of a bar in the middle, but unwrought at the ends.

- ancy
(-an*cy). [L. -antia.] A suffix expressing more strongly than -ance the idea of quality or state; as, constancy, buoyancy, infancy.

(And) conj. [AS. and; akin to OS. endi, Icel. enda, OHG. anti, enti, inti, unti, G. und, D. en, OD. ende. Cf, An if, Ante-.]

1. A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.

(a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women.

(b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

2. In order to; — used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.

At least to try and teach the erring soul.

3. It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.

When that I was and a little tiny boy.

4. If; though. See An, conj. [Obs.] Chaucer.

As they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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