Writ of error(Law), an original writ, which lies after judgment in an action at law, in a court of record, to correct some alleged error in the proceedings, or in the judgment of the court. Bouvier. Burrill.

Syn. — Mistake; fault; blunder; failure; fallacy; delusion; hallucination; sin. See Blunder.

(Er"ror*ful) a. Full of error; wrong. Foxe.

(Er"ror*ist), n. One who encourages and propagates error; one who holds to error.

(Ers) n. [F., fr. L. ervum a kind of pulse, bitter vetch.] (Bot.) The bitter vetch

(Erse) n. [A modification of Irish, OE. Irishe.] A name sometimes given to that dialect of the Celtic which is spoken in the Highlands of Scotland; — called, by the Highlanders, Gaelic.

(Erse), a. Of or pertaining to the Celtic race in the Highlands of Scotland, or to their language.

(Ersh) n. See Arrish.

(Erst) adv. [Orig. superlative of ere; AS. &aemacrrest. See Ere.] [Archaic]

1. First. Chaucer.

2. Previously; before; formerly; heretofore. Chaucer.

Tityrus, with whose style he had erst disclaimed all ambition to match his pastoral pipe.
A. W. Ward.

At erst, at first; at the beginning.Now at erst, at this present time. Chaucer.

(Erst`while") adv. Till then or now; heretofore; formerly. [Archaic]

(Er`u*bes"cence Er`u*bes"cen*cy) n. [L. erubescentia: cf. F. érubescence.] The act of becoming red; redness of the skin or surface of anything; a blushing.

(Er`u*bes"cent) a. [L. erubescens, p. pr. erubescere to grow red; e out + rubescere. See Rubescent.] Red, or reddish; blushing. Johnson.

(Er`u*bes"cite) n. (Min.) See Bornite.

(||E*ru"ca) n.; pl. Erucæ [L., a caterpillar, also, a sort of colewort.] (Zoöl.) An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar; a larva.

(E*ru"cic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a genus of cruciferous Mediterranean herbs (Eruca or Brassica); as, erucic acid, a fatty acid resembling oleic acid, and found in colza oil, mustard oil, etc.

(E*ru"ci*from) a. [Eruca + -form.] (Zoöl.) Having the form of a caterpillar; — said of insect larvæ.

(E*ruct" E*ruc"tate) , v. t. [L. eructare; e out + ructare to belch: cf. F. éructer.] To eject, as wind, from the stomach; to belch. [R.] Howell.

(Er`uc*ta"tion) n. [L. eructatio: cf. F. éructation.]

1. The act of belching wind from the stomach; a belch.

2. A violent belching out or emitting, as of gaseous or other matter from the crater of a volcano, geyser, etc.

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