1. (Manuf.) The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous
minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibers; any similar process of singeing.
2. Boasting; insincere or empty talk. [Slang]
(Gas"sy) a. Full of gas; like gas. Hence: [Colloq.] Inflated; full of boastful or insincere talk.
(Gast) v. t. [OE. gasten, gsten to frighten, akin to Goth. usgaisjan. See Aghast, Ghastly, and
cf. Gaze.] To make aghast; to frighten; to terrify. See Aghast. [Obs.] Chaucer. Shak.
(Gast"er) v. t. To gast. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
(||Gas`te*ro*my*ce"tes) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. stomach + a mushroom.] (Bot.) An
order of fungi, in which the spores are borne inside a sac called the peridium, as in the puffballs.
(Gas"ter*o*pod) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Gastropod.
(||Gas`te*rop`o*da) n. pl. (Zoöl.) Same as Gastropoda.
(Gas`ter*op"o*dous) a. (Zoöl.) Same as Gastropodous.
(Gast"ful, Gast"ly) a. [Obs.] See Ghastful, Ghastly.
(Gas"tight`) a. So tightly fitted as to preclude the escape of gas; impervious to gas.