(Gip"ser Gip"sire) n. [F. gibecière a game pouch or game pocket. Cf. Gibbier.] A kind of pouch
formerly worn at the girdle. Ld. Lytton.
A gipser all of silk,Chaucer.
Hung at his girdle, white as morné milk.
(Gip"sy) n. & a. See Gypsy.
(Gip"sy*ism) n. See Gypsyism.
(Gi*raffe") n. [F. girafe, Sp. girafa, from Ar. zurafa, zarafa.] (Zoöl.) An African ruminant (Camelopardalis
giraffa) related to the deers and antelopes, but placed in a family by itself; the camelopard. It is the tallest
of animals, being sometimes twenty feet from the hoofs to the top of the head. Its neck is very long,
and its fore legs are much longer than its hind legs.
(Gir"an*dole) n. [F. See Gyrate.]
1. An ornamental branched candlestick.
2. A flower stand, fountain, or the like, of branching form.
3. (Pyrotechny) A kind of revolving firework.
4. (Fort.) A series of chambers in defensive mines. Farrow.
(Gir"a*sole Gir"a*sol) n. [It. girasole, or F. girasol, fr. L. gyrare to turn around + sol sun.]
1. (Bot.) See Heliotrope. [Obs.]
2. (Min.) A variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it
reflects a reddish color.
(Gird) n. [See Yard a measure.]
1. A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
Conscience . . . is freed from many fearful girds and twinges which the atheist feels.Tillotson.
2. A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
I thank thee for that gird, good Tranio.Shak.
(Gird), v. t. [See Gird, n., and cf. Girde, v.]
1. To strike; to smite. [Obs.]
To slay him and to girden off his head.Chaucer.
2. To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
Being moved, he will not spare to gird the gods.Shak.
(Gird), v. i. To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
Men of all sorts take a pride to gird at me.Shak.