Droit d'aubaine the right, formerly possessed by the king of France, to all the personal property of which an alien died possessed. It was abolished in 1819. Bouvier.

(Aube) n. [See Ale.] An alb. [Obs.] Fuller.

(||Au`berge") n. [F.] An inn. Beau. & Fl.

(||Au"bin) n. [F.] A broken gait of a horse, between an amble and a gallop; — commonly called a Canterbury gallop.

(Au"burn) a. [OE. auburne blonde, OF. alborne, auborne, fr. LL. alburnus whitish, fr. L. albus white. Cf. Alburn.]

1. Flaxen- colored. [Obs.] Florio.

2. Reddish brown.

His auburn locks on either shoulder flowed.

(||Au*che"ni*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. the neck.] (Zoöl.) The part of the neck nearest the back.

(Auc"ta*ry) n. [L. auctarium.] That which is superadded; augmentation. [Obs.] Baxter.

(Auc"tion) n. [L. auctio an increasing, a public sale, where the price was called out, and the article to be sold was adjudged to the last increaser of the price, or the highest bidder, fr. L. augere, auctum, to increase. See Augment.]

1. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue.

2. The things sold by auction or put up to auction.

Ask you why Phryne the whole auction buys ?

(A*tween") adv. or prep. [See Atwain, and cf. Between.] Between. [Archaic] Spenser. Tennyson.

(A*twirl") a. & adv. [Pref. a- + twist.] Twisted; distorted; awry. [R.] Halliwell.

(A*twite") v. t. [OE. attwyten, AS. ætwitan. See Twit.] To speak reproachfully of; to twit; to upbraid. [Obs.]

(A*twixt") adv. Betwixt. [Obs.] Spenser.

(A*two") adv. [Pref. a- + two.] In two; in twain; asunder. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(A*typ"ic A*typ"ic*al), a. [Pref. a- not + typic, typical.] That has no type; devoid of typical character; irregular; unlike the type.

(||Au`bade") n. [F., fr. aube the dawn, fr. L. albus white.] An open air concert in the morning, as distinguished from an evening serenade; also, a pianoforte composition suggestive of morning. Grove.

The crowing cock . . .
Sang his aubade with lusty voice and clear.

(||Au`baine") n. [F., fr. aubain an alien, fr. L. alibi elsewhere.] Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized. Littré.

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