. See Dunker.German bit, a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point.German carp(Zoöl.), the crucian carp.German millet(Bot.), a kind of millet whose seed is sometimes used for food.German paste, a prepared food for caged birds.German process(Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary. Raymond.German sarsaparilla, a substitute for sarsaparilla extract.German sausage, a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly cooked.German silver(Chem.), a silver-white alloy, hard and tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical with the Chinese alloy packfong. It was formerly much used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other white alloys.German steel(Metal.), a metal made from bog iron ore in a forge, with charcoal for fuel.German text(Typog.), a character resembling modern German type, used in English printing for ornamental headings, etc., as in the words,

This line is German Text.

German tinder. See Amadou.

(Ger*man"der) n. [OE. germaunder, F. germandrée, It. calamandrea, L. chamaedrys, fr. Gr. on the earth or ground + tree. See Humble, and Tree.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Teucrium (esp. Teucrium Chamædrys or wall germander), mintlike herbs and low shrubs.

American germander, Teucrium Canadense.Germander chickweed, Veronica agrestis.Water germander, Teucrium Scordium.Wood germander, Teucrium Scorodonia.

(Ger*mane") a. [See German akin, nearly related.] Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant.

The phrase would be more germane to the matter.

[An amendment] must be germane.

(Ger*man"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.

(Ger*man"ic), a. [L. Germanicus: cf. F. germanique. See German, n.]

1. Of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy.

2. Teutonic. [A loose sense]

(Ger"man*ism) n. [Cf. F. germanisme.]

1. An idiom of the German language.

2. A characteristic of the Germans; a characteristic German mode, doctrine, etc.; rationalism. J. W. Alexander.

(Ger*ma"ni*um) n. [NL., fr. L. Germania Germany.] (Chem.) A rare element, recently discovered in a silver ore (argyrodite) at Freiberg. It is a brittle, silver-white metal, chemically intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, resembles tin, and is in general identical with the predicted ekasilicon. Symbol Ge. Atomic weight 72.3.

(Ger`man*i*za"tion) n. The act of Germanizing. M. Arnold.

(Ger"man*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Germanized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Germanizing ] To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society.

German Baptists

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.