Earthly-minded to Easy
(Earth"ly-mind`ed) a. Having a mind devoted to earthly things; worldly-minded; opposed
to spiritual-minded. Earth"ly-mind`ed*ness, n.
(Earth"mad`) n. [Earth + mad an earthworm.] (Zoöl.) The earthworm. [Obs.]
The earthmads and all the sorts of worms . . . are without eyes.Holland.
(Earth"nut`) n. (Bot.) A name given to various roots, tubers, or pods grown under or on the
ground; as to: (a) The esculent tubers of the umbelliferous plants Bunium flexuosum and Carum Bulbocastanum.
(b) The peanut. See Peanut.
(Earth"pea`) n. (Bot.) A species of pea It is a climbing leguminous plant, with hairy underground
Earthquake alarm, a bell signal constructed to operate on the theory that a few seconds before the
occurrence of an earthquake the magnet temporarily loses its power.
(Earth"quake`) n. A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean
causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere,
destroying cities and many thousand lives; called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
(Earth"quake`), a. Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling.
The earthquake voice of victory.Byron.
(Earth"quave`) n. An earthquake.
(Earth" shine`) See Earth light, under Earth.
(Earth"shock`) n. An earthquake.
(Earth"star`) n. (Bot.) A curious fungus of the genus Geaster, in which the outer coating
splits into the shape of a star, and the inner one forms a ball containing the dustlike spores.
(Earth"-tongue`) n. (Bot.) A fungus of the genus Geoglossum.
(Earth"ward Earth"wards) adv. Toward the earth; opposed to heavenward or skyward.
1. (Mil.) Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or
defense, the material of which is chiefly earth.
2. (Engin.) (a) The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing
foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, railroads, etc. (b) An embankment or construction made
1. (Zoöl.) Any worm of the genus Lumbricus and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest
and most abundant species in Europe and America is L. terrestris; many others are known; called
also angleworm and dewworm.
2. A mean, sordid person; a niggard. Norris.