Impearl to Imperial
(Im*pearl") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impearled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impearling.] [Pref. im- in + pearl: cf.
1. To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls. [Poetic]
Dewdrops which the sunMilton.
Impearls on every leaf and every flower.
2. To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls. [Poetic]
With morning dews impearled.Mrs. Browning.
The dews of the morning impearl every thorn.R. Digby.
(Im*pec`ca*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. impeccabilité.] The quality of being impeccable; exemption
from sin, error, or offense.
Infallibility and impeccability are two of his attributes.Pope.
(Im*pec"ca*ble) a. [L. impeccabilis; pref. im- not + peccare to err, to sin: cf. F. impeccable.]
Not liable to sin; exempt from the possibility of doing wrong. n. One who is impeccable; esp., one of a
sect of Gnostic heretics who asserted their sinlessness.
God is infallible, impeccable, and absolutely perfect.P. Skelton.
(Im*pec"can*cy) n. Sinlessness. Bp. Hall.
(Im*pec"cant) a. Sinless; impeccable. Byron.
(Im`pe*cu`ni*os"i*ty) n. The state of being impecunious. Thackeray. Sir W. Scott.
(Im"pe*cu"ni*ous) a. [L. im- not + pecunia money: cf. F. impécunieux.] Not having money; habitually
without money; poor.
An impecunious creature.B. Jonson.
(Im*pede") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impeding.] [L. impedire, lit., to entangle
the feet; pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach.] To hinder; to stop in progress; to
obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.
Whatever hinders or impedesLogfellow.
The action of the nobler will.
(Im*ped"i*ble) a. Capable of being impeded or hindered. [R.] Jer. Taylor.
(Im*ped"i*ment) n. [L. impedimentum: cf. F. impediment.] That which impedes or hinders
progress, motion, activity, or effect.
Thus far into the bowels of the landShak. Impediment in speech, a defect which prevents distinct utterance.
Have we marched on without impediment.
Syn. Hindrance; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty; incumbrance. Impediment, Obstacle, Difficulty,
Hindrance. An impediment literally strikes against our feet, checking our progress, and we remove it.
An obstacle rises before us in our path, and we surmount or remove it. A difficulty sets before us something