is esteemed delicious food when fattened. Called also bunting. (b) In England, the wheatear (c) In America, the sora, or Carolina rail See Sora.

(Or"ty*gan) n. [Gr. a quail.] (Zoöl.) One of several species of East Indian birds of the genera Ortygis and Hemipodius. They resemble quails, but lack the hind toe. See Turnix.

(Or"val) n. [F. orvale.] (Bot.) A kind of sage

(||Or`vet") n. [F.] (Zoöl.) The blindworm.

(Or`vi*e"tan) n. [F. orviétan: cf. It. orvietano. So called because invented at Orvieto, in Italy.] A kind of antidote for poisons; a counter poison formerly in vogue. [Obs.]

- ory
(-o*ry) [L. -orius: cf. F. -oire.]

1. An adjective suffix meaning of or pertaining to, serving for; as in auditory, pertaining to or serving for hearing; prohibitory, amendatory, etc.

2. [L. -orium: cf. F. -oire.] A noun suffix denoting that which pertains to, or serves for; as in ambulatory, that which serves for walking; consistory, factory, etc.

(O"ry*al O"ry*all) , n. See Oriel.

(Or"yc*tere) n. [Gr. digger: cf. F. oryctère.] (Zoöl.) The aard- vark.

(O*ryc"ter*ope) n. [Gr. digger + foot.] (Zoöl.) Same as Oryctere.

(Or`yc*tog"no*sy) n. [Gr. dug ( to dig) + knowledge.] Mineralogy. [Obs.] — Or`yc*tog*nos"tic a.Or`yc*tog*nos"tic*al a. [Obs.] — Or`yc*tog*nos"tic*al*ly adv. [Obs.]

(Or`yc*tog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. dug + -graphy.] Description of fossils. [Obs.]

(Or`yc*to*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. oryctologique.] Of or pertaining to oryctology. [Obs.]

(Or`yc*tol"o*gist) n. One versed in oryctology. [Obs.]

(Or`yc*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. dug + -logy: cf. F. oryctologie.]

1. An old name for paleontology.

2. An old name for mineralogy and geology.

(O"ryx) n. [NL., from Gr. a kind of gazelle or antelope.] (Zoöl.) A genus of African antelopes which includes the gemsbok, the leucoryx, the bisa antelope and the beatrix antelope (O. beatrix) of Arabia.

(||O*ry"za) n. [L., rice, Gr. See Rice.] (Bot.) A genus of grasses including the rice plant; rice.

(||Os) n.; pl. Ossa [L.] A bone.

(||Os), n.; pl. Ora [L.] A mouth; an opening; an entrance.

(Os) n.; pl. Osar [Sw. ås ridge, chain of hills, pl. åsar.] (Geol.) One of the ridges of sand or gravel found in Sweden, etc., supposed by some to be of marine origin, but probably formed by subglacial waters. The osar are similar to the kames of Scotland and the eschars of Ireland. See Eschar.

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