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`), a. Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling.

The earthquake voice of victory.

(Earth"quave`) n. An earthquake.

Earth shine
(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.

(Earth"work`) n.

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 of earth.

(Earth"worm`) n.

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.

(Earth"y) a.

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.

(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 pods.

(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.

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