Packing, 2 (c), and Illust. of Piston. Packing sheet. (a) A large cloth for packing goods. (b) A
sheet prepared for packing hydropathic patients.
(Pack"man) n.; pl. Packmen One who bears a pack; a peddler.
(Pack saddle, Pack thread). See under 2d Pack.
(Pack"wax`) n. (Anat.) Same as Paxwax.
(Pack"way`) n. A path, as over mountains, followed by pack animals.
(Pa"co Pa"cos) n. [Sp. paco, fr. Peruv. paco. Cf. Alpaca.]
1. (Zoöl.) Same as Alpaca.
2. [Peruv. paco, pacu, red, reddish, reddish ore containing silver; perh. a different word.] (Min.) An
earthy-looking ore, consisting of brown oxide of iron with minute particles of native silver. Ure.
(Pact) n. [L. pactum, fr. paciscere to make a bargain or contract, fr. pacere to settle, or agree
upon; cf. pangere to fasten, Gr. Skr. paca bond, and E. fang: cf. F. pacie. Cf. Peace, Fadge, v.]
An agreement; a league; a compact; a covenant. Bacon.
The engagement and pact of society whish goes by the name of the constitution.Burke.
(Pac"tion) n. [L. pactio: cf. F. paction. See Pact.] An agreement; a compact; a bargain. [R.]
Sir W. Scott.
(Pac"tion*al) a. Of the nature of, or by means of, a paction. Bp. Sanderson.
(Pac*ti"tious) a. [L. pactitius, pacticius.] Setted by a pact, or agreement. [R.] Johnson.
(Pac*to"li*an) a. Pertaining to the Pactolus, a river in ancient Lydia famous for its golden
(Pa"cu) n. (Zoöl.) A South American freah-water fish of the family Characinidæ. It is highly esteemed
(Pad) n. [D. pad. &radic21. See Path.]
1. A footpath; a road. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
2. An easy-paced horse; a padnag. Addison
An abbot on an ambling pad.Tennyson.
3. A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; usually called a footpad. Gay. Byron.
4. The act of robbing on the highway. [Obs.]
(Pad), v. t. To travel upon foot; to tread. [Obs.]
Padding the streets for half a crown.Somerville.
(Pad), v. i.
1. To travel heavily or slowly. Bunyan.