2. To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.

God is all sufferance; here he doth show
No arrow notched, only a stringless bow.

(Notch"board`) n. (Carp.) The board which receives the ends of the steps in a staircase.

(Notch"ing), n.

1. The act of making notches; the act of cutting into small hollows.

2. The small hollow, or hollows, cut; a notch or notches.

3. (Carp.) A method of joining timbers, scantling, etc., by notching them, as at the ends, and overlapping or interlocking the notched portions.

4. (Engin.) A method of excavating, as in a bank, by a series of cuttings side by side. See also Gulleting.

(Notch"weed`) n. (Bot.) A foul-smelling weed, the stinking goosefoot (Chenopodium Vulvaria).

(Note) v. t. [AS. hnitan to strike against, imp. hnat.] To butt; to push with the horns. [Prov. Eng.]

(Note) [AS. nat; ne not + wat wot. See Not, and Wot.] Know not; knows not. [Obs.]

(Note), n. Nut. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Note), n. [AS. notu use, profit.] Need; needful business. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Note), n. [F. note, L. nota; akin to noscere, notum, to know. See Know.]

1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.

Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the church, they have also the notes of external profession.

She [the Anglican church] has the note of possession, the note of freedom from party titles,the note of life — a tough life and a vigorous.
J. H. Newman.

What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive eagerness, there was through it all !
Mrs. Humphry Ward.

2. A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.

3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

The best writers have been perplexed with notes, and obscured with illustrations.

4. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.

5. pl. Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking; memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report of a speech or of proceedings.

6. A short informal letter; a billet.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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