Anet to Angler

(An"et) n. [F. aneth, fr. L. anethum, Gr. 'a`nhqon. See Anise.] The herb dill, or dillseed.

(An"e*thol) n. [L. anethum (see Anise) + -ol.] (Chem.) A substance obtained from the volatile oils of anise, fennel, etc., in the form of soft shining scales; — called also anise camphor. Watts.

(A*net"ic) a. [L. aneticus, Gr. relaxing; back + to send.] (Med.) Soothing.

(An"eu*rism) n. [Gr. a widening, an opening; up + wide.] (Med.) A soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing blood, arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery. [Written also aneurysm.]

(An`eu*ris"mal) a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to an aneurism; as, an aneurismal tumor; aneurismal diathesis. [Written also aneurysmal.]

(A*new") adv. [Pref. a- + new.] Over again; another time; in a new form; afresh; as, to arm anew; to create anew. Dryden.

(An*frac"tu*ose`) a. [See Anfractuous.] Anfractuous; as, anfractuose anthers.

(An*frac`tu*os"i*ty) n.; pl. Anfractuosities [Cf. F. anfractuosité.]

1. A state of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings; sinuosity.

The anfractuosities of his intellect and temper.

2. (Anat.) A sinuous depression or sulcus like those separating the convolutions of the brain.

(An*frac"tu*ous) a. [L. anfractuosus, fr. anfractus a turning, a winding, fr. the unused anfringere to wind, bend; an-, for amb- + fractus, p. p. of frangere to break: cf. F. anfractueux.] Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous; as, the anfractuous spires of a born.An*frac"tu*ous*ness, n.

(An*frac"ture) n. A mazy winding.

(An*ga"ri*a"tion) n. [LL. angariatio, fr. L. angaria service to a lord, villenage, fr. angarius, Gr. 'a`ggaros a courier for carrying royal dispatches.] Exaction of forced service; compulsion. [Obs.] Speed.

(An`gei*ol"o*gy) n., Angeiotomy
(An`gei*ot"o*my), etc. Same as Angiology, Angiotomy, etc.

(An"gel) n. [AS. ængel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

1. A messenger. [R.]

The dear good angel of the Spring,
The nightingale.
B. Jonson.

2. A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers.

O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings.

3. One of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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