(Es*treat"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Estreating.] (Law) (a) To extract
or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; said of
a forfeited recognizance. (b) To bring in to the exchequer, as a fine.
(Es*trepe") v. t. [OF. estreper.] (Law) To strip or lay bare, as land of wood, houses, etc.; to
(Es*trepe"ment) n. [OF., damage, waste.] (Law) A destructive kind of waste, committed
by a tenant for life, in lands, woods, or houses. Cowell.
1. Ostrich. [Obs.] Massinger.
2. (Com.) The down of the ostrich. Brande & C.
(Es"tu*ance) n. [From L. aestuans, p. pr. of aestuare. See Estuate.] Heat. [Obs.]
(Es"tu*a*rine) a. Pertaining to an estuary; estuary.
(Es"tu*a*ry) n.; pl. Estuaries [L. aestuarium, from aestuare to surge. See Estuate.] [Written
1. A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth. [Obs.] Boyle.
2. A passage, as the mouth of a river or lake, where the tide meets the current; an arm of the sea; a frith.
it to the sea was often by long and wide estuaries.Dana.
(Es"tu*a*ry), a. Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary strata. Lyell.
(Es"tu*ate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Estuated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Estuating.] [L. aestuare to be in
violent motion, to boil up, burn, fr. aestus boiling or undulating motion, fire, glow, heat; akin to Gr. to
burn. See Ether.] To boil up; to swell and rage; to be agitated. Bacon.
(Es`tu*a"tion) n. [L. aestuatio.] The act of estuating; commotion, as of a fluid; agitation.
The estuations of joys and fears.W. Montagu.
(||Es*tu"fa) n.; pl. Estufas [Sp., a stove, a warm room. Cf. Stove.] An assembly room in
dwelling of the Pueblo Indians. L. H. Morgan.
(Es"ture) n. [See Estuate.] Commotion. [Obs.] Chapman.