Humeral veil(R. C. Ch.), a long, narrow veil or scarf of the same material as the vestments, worn round the shoulders by the officiating priest or his attendant at Mass, and used to protect the sacred vessels from contact with the hands.

(||Hu"me*rus) n.; pl. Humeri [L.] (Anat.) (a) The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb. (b) The part of the limb containing the humerus; the brachium.

(Hu"mic) a. [L. humus the earth, ground: cf. F. humique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, vegetable mold; as, humic acid. See Humin.

(Hu`mi*cu*ba"tion) n. [L. humus the ground + cubare to lie down.] The act or practice of lying on the ground. [Obs.] Abp. Bramhall.

(Hu"mid) a. [L. humidus, umidus, fr. humere, umere, to be moist; akin to uvidus moist, Gr. "ygro`s, Skr. uksh to wet, sprinkle, and Icel. vökr moist, and perh. to E. ox: cf. F. humide.] Containing sensible moisture; damp; moist; as, a humidair or atmosphere; somewhat wet or watery; as, humid earth; consisting of water or vapor.

Evening cloud, or humid bow.

(Hu*mid"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. humidité.] Moisture; dampness; a moderate degree of wetness, which is perceptible to the eye or touch; — used especially of the atmosphere, or of anything which has absorbed moisture from the atmosphere, as clothing.

In hygrometrical reports (as of the United States Signal Service) complete saturation of the air is designated by Humidity 100, and its partial saturation by smaller numbers.

(Hu"mid*ness) n. Humidity.

Humbugger to Hunchback

(Hum"bug`ger) n. One who humbugs.

(Hum"bug`ger*y) n. The practice of imposition.

(Hum"drum`) a. Monotonous; dull; commonplace. "A humdrum crone." Bryant.

(Hum"drum`), n.

1. A dull fellow; a bore. B. Jonson.

2. Monotonous and tedious routine.

Dissatisfied with humdrum.
The Nation.

3. A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.

(Hu*mect" Hu*mec"tate) v. t. [L. humectare, humectatum, fr. humectus moist, fr. humere to be moist: cf. F. humecter.] To moisten; to wet. [Obs.] Howell.

(Hu*mec"tant) a. [L. humectans, p. pr.] Diluent.n. A diluent drink or medicine. [Obs.]

(Hu`mec*ta"tion) n. [L. humectatio: cf. F. humectation.] A moistening. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Hu*mec"tive) a. Tending to moisten. [Obs.]

(Hu"mer*al) a. [L. humerus the shoulder: cf. F. huméral.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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