(Foun"der*ous) a. Difficult to travel; likely to trip one up; as, a founderous road. [R.] Burke.
(Found"er*shaft`) n. (Mining) The first shaft sunk. Raymond.
(Found"er*y) n.; pl. Founderies [F. fonderie, fr. fondre. See Found to cast, and cf. Foundry.]
Same as Foundry.
(Found"ing), n. The art of smelting and casting metals.
Foundling hospital, a hospital for foundlings.
(Found"ling) n. [OE. foundling, fundling; finden to find + - ling; cf. fündling, findling. See
Find, v. t., and -ling.] A deserted or exposed infant; a child found without a parent or owner.
(Found"ress) n. A female founder; a woman who founds or establishes, or who endows with
(Found"ry) n.; pl. Foundries [See Foundery.]
1. The act, process, or art of casting metals.
2. The buildings and works for casting metals.
Foundry ladle, a vessel for holding molten metal and conveying it from cupola to the molds.
(Fount) n. [See Font.] (Print.) A font.
(Fount), n. [OF. font, funt, fr. L. fons, fontis, a fountain; of uncertain origin, perh. akin to fundere
to pour, E. found to cast. Cf. Font.] A fountain.
(Foun"tain) n. [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount.]
1. A spring of water issuing from the earth.
2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream
rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes,
or for ornament.
3. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as,
the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.
4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.
Judea, the fountain of the gospel.Fuller.
Author of all being,Milton. Air fountain. See under Air. Fountain heead, primary source; original; first principle. Young.
Fountain inkstand, an inkstand having a continual supply of ink, as from elevated reservoir.
Fountain lamp, a lamp fed with oil from an elevated reservoir. Fountain pen, a pen with a reservoir
in the handle which furnishes a supply of ink. Fountain pump. (a) A structure for a fountain, having
the form of a pump. (b) A portable garden pump which throws a jet, for watering plants, etc. Fountain
shell (Zoöl.), the large West Indian conch shell Fountain of youth, a mythical fountain whose
waters were fabled to have the property of renewing youth.
Fountain of light, thyself invisible.
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