Devil's darning-needle to Dew

Devil's darning-needle
(Dev"il's darn"ing-nee`dle). (Zoöl.) A dragon fly. See Darning needle, under Darn, v. t.

(Dev"il*ship), n. The character or person of a devil or the devil. Cowley.

(Dev"il*try) n.; pl. Deviltries Diabolical conduct; malignant mischief; devilry. C. Reade.

(Dev"il*wood`) n. (Bot.) A kind of tree allied to the European olive.

(De"vi*ous) a. [L. devius; de + via way. See Viaduct.]

1. Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way.

2. Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.

Syn. — Wandering; roving; rambling; vagrant.

De"vi*ous*ly, adv.De"vi*ous*ness, n.

(De*vir"gin*ate) a. [L. devirginatus, p. p. of devirginare.] Deprived of virginity. [R.]

(De*vir"gin*ate) v. t. To deprive of virginity; to deflour. [R.] Sandys.

(De*vir`gi*na"tion) n. [L. devirginatio.] A deflouring. [R.] Feltham.

(De*vis"a*ble) a. [From Devise.]

1. Capable of being devised, invented, or contrived.

2. Capable of being bequeathed, or given by will.

(De*vis"al) n. A devising. Whitney.

(De*vise") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Devising.] [OF. deviser to distribute, regulate, direct, relate, F., to chat, fr. L. divisus divided, distributed, p. p. of dividere. See Divide, and cf. Device.]

1. To form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument.

To devise curious works.
Ex. CCTV. 32.

Devising schemes to realize his ambitious views.

2. To plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain.

For wisdom is most riches; fools therefore
They are which fortunes do by vows devise.

3. To say; to relate; to describe. [Obs.] Chaucer.

4. To imagine; to guess. [Obs.] Spenser.

5. (Law) To give by will; — used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels.

Syn. — To bequeath; invent; discover; contrive; excogitate; imagine; plan; scheme. See Bequeath.

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