(Cul"ly) n.; pl. Cullies [Abbrev. fr. cullion.] A person easily deceived, tricked, or imposed on; a
mean dupe; a gull.
I have learned that . . . I am not the first cully whom she has passed upon for a countess.
(Cul"ly), v. t. [See Cully,n., and cf. D. kullen to cheat, gull.] To trick, cheat, or impose on; to
deceive. "Tricks to cully fools." Pomfret.
(Cul"ly*ism) n. The state of being a cully.
Less frequent instances of eminent cullyism.
(Culm) n. [L. culmus stalk, stem; akin to calamus. SeeHalm.] (Bot.) The stalk or stem of grain
and grasses jointed and usually hollow.
(Culm), n. [Perh. from W. cwlm knot or tie, applied to this species of coal, which is much found
in balls or knots in some parts of Wales: cf. OE. culme smoke, soot.] (Min.) (a) Mineral coal that is
not bituminous; anthracite, especially when found in small masses. (b) The waste of the Pennsylvania
anthracite mines, consisting of fine coal, dust, etc., and used as fuel. Raymond.
(||Cul"men) n. [L., fr. cellere (in comp.) to impel; cf. celsus pushed upward, lofty.]
1. Top; summit; acme. R. North.
2. (Zoöl.) The dorsal ridge of a bird's bill.
(Cul*mif"er*ous) a. [L. culmus stalk or stem + -ferous: cf. F. culmifère.] Having jointed
stems or culms.
(Cul*mif"er*ous) a.[2d culm + -ferous.] (Min.) Containing, or abounding in, culm or glance
(Cul"mi*nal) a. Pertaining to a culmen.
(Cul"mi*nant) a. Being vertical, or at the highest point of altitude; hence, predominant. [R.]
(Cul"mi*nate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Culminated (-na`t&eucrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Culminating
(-na`ting.] [L. cuimen top or ridge. See Column.]
1. To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
As when his beams at noon
Culminate from the equator.
2. To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.
The reptile race culminated in the secondary era.
The house of Burgundy was rapidly culminating.
(Cul"mi*nate) a. Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; applied to the
growth of corals. Dana.
(Cul"mi*na"tion) n. [Cf. F. culmination]
1. The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
2. Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.