Pamperize to Panegyrist

(Pam"per*ize) v. t. To pamper. [R.] Sydney Smith.

(||Pam*pe"ro) n.[Sp., fr. pampa a plain.] A violent wind from the west or southwest, which sweeps over the pampas of South America and the adjacent seas, often doing great damage. Sir W. Parish.

(Pam*pe"ros) n. pl.; sing. Pampero [Sp. American.] (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians inhabiting the pampas of South America.

(Pam"phlet) n. [OE. pamflet, pamfilet, paunflet, possibly fr. OF. palme the palm of the hand, F. paume (see Palm) + OF. fueillet a leaf, dim. of fueil, m., F. feuille, f., fr. L. folium, pl. folia, thus meaning, a leaf to be held in the hand; or perh. through old French, fr. L. Pamphila, a female historian of the first century who wrote many epitomes; prob., however, fr. OF. Pamflette, the Old French name given to Pamphilus, a poem in Latin verse of the 12th century, pamphlets being named from the popularity of this poem.]

1. A writing; a book. Testament of love.

Sir Thomas More in his pamphlet of Richard the Third.

2. A small book consisting of a few sheets of printed paper, stitched together, often with a paper cover, but not bound; a short essay or written discussion, usually on a subject of current interest.

(Pam"phlet) v. i. To write a pamphlet or pamphlets. [R.] Howell.

(Pam`phlet*eer") n. A writer of pamphlets; a scribbler. Dryden. Macaulay.

(Pam`phlet*eer"), v. i. To write or publish pamphlets.

By pamphleteering we shall not win.
C. Kingsley.

(Pam*pin"i*form) a. [L. pampinus a tendril + -form.] (Anat.) In the form of tendrils; — applied especially to the spermatic and ovarian veins.

(Pam"pre) n. [F. pampre a vine branch, L. pampinus.] (Sculp.) An ornament, composed of vine leaves and bunches of grapes, used for decorating spiral columns.

(Pam`pro*dac"tyl*ous) a. [Pan- + Gr. forward + finger.] (Zoöl.) Having all the toes turned forward, as the colies.

(Pan- Pan"ta- Pan"to-) . Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama, pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan- becomes pam- before b or p, as pamprodactylous.

(Pan), n. [OE. See 2d Pane.]

1. A part; a portion.

2. (Fort.) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.

3. [Perh. a different word.] A leaf of gold or silver.

(Pan), v. t. & i. [Cf. F. pan skirt, lappet, L. pannus a cloth, rag, W. panu to fur, to full.] To join or fit together; to unite. [Obs.] Halliwell.

(Pan) n. [Hind. pan, Skr. parna leaf.] The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See etel.

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