(Ec"u*rie) n. [F. See Equerry.] A stable.
(Ec"ze*ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`kzema; "ek out + zei^n to boil.] (Med.) An inflammatory disease
of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the
discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; called
also tetter, milk crust, and salt rheum.
(Ec*zem"a*tous) a. (Med.) Pertaining to eczema; having the characteristic of eczema.
(-ed) The termination of the past participle of regular, or weak, verbs; also, of analogous participial
adjectives from nouns; as, pigmented; talented.
(E*da"cious) a. [L. edax, edacis, fr. edere to eat.] Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
Swallowed in the depths of edacious Time.Carlyle.
E*da"cious*ly, adv. E*da"cious*ness, n.
(E*dac"i*ty) n. [L. edacitas.] Greediness; voracity; ravenousness; rapacity. Bacon.
(Ed"da) n.; pl. Eddas [Icel., lit. great-grandmother so called by Bishop Brynjúlf Sveinsson, who
brought it again to light in 1643.] The religious or mythological book of the old Scandinavian tribes
of German origin, containing two collections of Sagas (legends, myths) of the old northern gods and
There are two Eddas. The older, consisting of 39 poems, was reduced to writing from oral tradition in
Iceland between 1050 and 1133. The younger or prose Edda, called also the Edda of Snorri, is the
work of several writers, though usually ascribed to Snorri Sturleson, who was born in 1178.
(Ed*da"ic Ed"dic) , a. Relating to the Eddas; resembling the Eddas.
(Ed"der) n. [See Adder.] (Zoöl.) An adder or serpent. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
(Ed"der), n. [AS. edor hedge, fence; akin to etar.] Flexible wood worked into the top of hedge
stakes, to bind them together. [Obs.] Tusser.
(Ed"der), v. t. To bind the top interweaving edder; as, to edder a hedge. [Obs.]
(Ed"dish) n. [AS. edisc; cf. AS. pref. ed- again, anew. Cf. Eddy, and Arrish.] Aftermath; also,
stubble and stubble field. See Arrish. [Eng.]