Anklet to Annul

(An"klet) n. An ornament or a fetter for the ankle; an ankle ring.

(An"ky*lose) v. t. & i. Same as Anchylose.

(||An`ky*lo"sis) n. Same as Anchylosis.

(An"lace) n. [Origin unknown.] A broad dagger formerly worn at the girdle. [Written also anelace.]

(Ann An"nat) n. [LL. annata income of a year, also, of half a year, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annate annats.] (Scots Law) A half years's stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister's heirs after his decease.

(||An"na) n. [Hindi ana.] An East Indian money of account, the sixteenth of a rupee, or about 2 cents.

(An"nal) n. See Annals.

(An"nal*ist), n. [Cf. F. annaliste.] A writer of annals.

The monks . . . were the only annalists in those ages.

(An`nal*is"tic) a. Pertaining to, or after the manner of, an annalist; as, the dry annalistic style."A stiff annalistic method." Sir G. C. Lewis.

(An"nal*ize) v. t. To record in annals. Sheldon.

(An"nals) n. pl. [L. annalis (sc. liber), and more frequently in the pl. annales (sc. libri), chronicles, fr. annus year. Cf. Annual.]

1. A relation of events in chronological order, each event being recorded under the year in which it happened. "Annals the revolution." Macaulay. "The annals of our religion." Rogers.

2. Historical records; chronicles; history.

The short and simple annals of the poor.

It was one of the most critical periods in our annals.

3. sing. The record of a single event or item. "In deathless annal." Young.

4. A periodic publication, containing records of discoveries, transactions of societies, etc.; as "Annals of Science."

Syn. — History. See History.

(An"nats An"nates) n. pl. [See Ann.] (Eccl. Law) The first year's profits of a spiritual preferment, anciently paid by the clergy to the pope; first fruits. In England, they now form a fund for the augmentation of poor livings.

(An*neal") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annealed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Annealing.] [OE. anelen to heat, burn, AS. anlan; an on + lan to burn; also OE. anelen to enamel, prob. influenced by OF. neeler, nieler, to put a black enamel on gold or silver, F. nieller, fr. LL. nigellare to blacken, fr. L. nigellus blackish, dim. of niger black. Cf. Niello, Negro.]

1. To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly, as glass, cast iron, steel, or other metal, for the purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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