Palla to Palmer
(||Pal"la) n. [L. See Pall a cloak.] (Rom. Antuq.) An oblong rectangular piece of cloth, worn by
Roman ladies, and fastened with brooches.
(Pal*la"di*an) a. (Arch.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a variety of the revived classic
style of architecture, founded on the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century.
(Pal*la"dic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, palladium; used specifically to
designate those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with palladious
(Pal*la"di*ous) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, palladium; used specifically to
designate those compounds in which palladium has a lower valence as compared with palladic compounds.
(Pal*la"di*um) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. Pallas.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) Any statue of the goddess Pallas; esp., the famous statue on the preservation of which
depended the safety of ancient Troy.
2. Hence: That which affords effectual protection or security; a safeguard; as, the trial by jury is the palladium
of our civil rights. Blackstone.
(Pal*la"di*um), n. [NL.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element of the light platinum group, found
native, and also alloyed with platinum and gold. It is a silver-white metal resembling platinum, and like
it permanent and untarnished in the air, but is more easily fusible. It is unique in its power of occluding
hydrogen, which it does to the extent of nearly a thousand volumes, forming the alloy Pd2H. It is used
for graduated circles and verniers, for plating certain silver goods, and somewhat in dentistry. It was
so named in 1804 by Wollaston from the asteroid Pallas, which was discovered in 1802. Symbol Pd.
Atomic weight, 106.2.
(Pal*la"di*um*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Palladiumized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Palladiumizing ]
To cover or coat with palladium. [R.]
(Pal"lah) n. (Zoöl.) A large South African antelope The male has long lyrate and annulated horns.
The general color is bay, with a black crescent on the croup. Called also roodebok.
(Pal"las) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Gr. Myth.) Pallas Athene, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also
Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva.
(Pall"bear*er) n. One of those who attend the coffin at a funeral; so called from the pall
being formerly carried by them.
(Pal"let) n. [OE. paillet, F. paillet a heap of straw, fr. paille straw, fr. L. palea chaff; cf. Gr. fine
meal, dust, Skr. pala straw, palava chaff. Cf. Paillasse.] A small and mean bed; a bed of straw.
(Pal"let), n. [Dim. of pale. See Pale a stake.] (Her.) A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon,
one half the breadth of the pale.
(Pal"let), n. [F. palette: af. It. paletta; prop. and orig., a fire shovel, dim. of L. pala a shovel,
spade. See Peel a shovel.]
1. (Paint.) Same as Palette.
2. (Pottery) (a) A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and
rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms. (b) A potter's wheel.