Passenger falcon(Zoöl.), a migratory hawk. Ainsworth.Passenger pigeon(Zoöl.), the common wild pigeon of North America so called on account of its extensive migrations.

Passe partout
(||Passe" par`tout") n. [F., from passer to pass + partout everywhere.]

1. That by which one can pass anywhere; a safe-conduct. [Obs.] Dryden.

2. A master key; a latchkey.

3. A light picture frame or mat of cardboard, wood, or the like, usually put between the picture and the glass, and sometimes serving for several pictures.

(Pass"er) n. One who passes; a passenger.

(Pass`er-by") n. One who goes by; a passer.

(||Pas"se*res) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. passer a sparrow.] (Zoöl.) An order, or suborder, of birds, including more that half of all the known species. It embraces all singing birds together with many other small perching birds.

(Pas*ser"i*form) a. (Zoöl.) Like or belonging to the Passeres.

Passager to Past

(Pas"sa*ger) n. [See Passenger.] A passenger; a bird or boat of passage. [Obs.] Ld. Berners.

(Pas"sage*way`) n. A way for passage; a hall. See Passage, 5.

(Pas"sant) a. [F., p. pr. of passer. See Pass, v. i.]

1. Passing from one to another; in circulation; current. [Obs.]

Many opinions are passant.
Sir T. Browne.

2. Cursry, careless. [Obs.]

On a passant rewiew of what I wrote to the bishop.
Sir P. Pett.

3. Surpassing; excelling. [Obs.] Chaucer.

4. (Her.) Walking; — said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the dexter paw raised.

(||Pas`sé"), masc. Passée
(||Pas`sé"e), fem. a. [F.] Past; gone by; hence, past one's prime; worn; faded; as, a passée belle. Ld. Lytton.

(Passe"garde`) n. [F.] (Anc. Armor) A ridge or projecting edge on a shoulder piece to turn the blow of a lance or other weapon from the joint of the armor.

(Passe"ment) n. [F.] Lace, gimp, braid etc., sewed on a garment. Sir W. Scott.

(Passe*men"terie) (E. pas*men"tri; F. pä`s'mäN`t're"), n. [F.] Beaded embroidery for women's dresses.

(Pas"sen*ger) n. [OE. & F. passager. See Passage, and cf. Messenger.]

1. A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer. Shak.

2. A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.

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