(Pau*cil"o*quent) a. Uttering few words; brief in speech. [R.]

(Pau*cil"o*quy) n. [L. pauciloquium; paucus little + loqui to speak.] Brevity in speech. [R.]

(Pau`ci*spi"ral) a. [L. paucus few + E. spiral.] (Zoöl.) Having few spirals, or whorls; as, a paucispiral operculum or shell.

(Pau"ci*ty) n. [L. paucitas, fr. paucus few, little: cf. F. paucité See Few.]

1. Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity. Hooker.

Revelation denies it by the stern reserve, the paucity, and the incompleteness, of its communications.
I. Taylor.

2. Smallnes of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as, paucity of blood. Sir T. Browne.

(Pau"gie, Pau"gy) n.; pl. Paugies [Corrupted from Amer. Indian mishcuppauog. See Scup.] (Zoöl.) The scup. See Porgy, and Scup.

(Pau*hau"gen) n. [North Amer. Indian.] (Zoöl.) The menhaden; — called also poghaden.

(Paul) n. See Pawl.

(Paul), n. An Italian silver coin. See Paolo.

(Paul"dron) n. [See Powldron.] (Mil. Antiq.) A piece of armor covering the shoulder at the junction of the body piece and arm piece.

(Pau"li*an Pau"li*an*ist) n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Paul of Samosata, a bishop of Antioch in the third century, who was deposed for denying the divinity of Christ.

(Pau"li*cian) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Christian dualists originating in Armenia in the seventh century. They rejected the Old Testament and the part of the New.

(Pau"lin) n. (Naut.) See Tarpaulin.

(Pau"line) a. [L. Paulinus, fr. Paulus Paul.] Of or pertaining to the apostle Paul, or his writings; resembling, or conforming to, the writings of Paul; as, the Pauline epistles; Pauline doctrine.

My religion had always been Pauline.
J. H. Newman.

(Paul"ist) n. (R. C. Ch.) A member of The Institute of the Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle, founded in 1858 by the Rev. I. T. Hecker of New York. The majority of the members were formerly Protestants.

(||Pau*low"ni*a) n. [NL. So named from the Russian princess Anna Pavlovna.] (Bot.) A genus of trees of the order Scrophulariaceæ, consisting of one species, Paulownia imperialis.

The tree is native to Japan, and has immense heart-shaped leaves, and large purplish flowers in panicles. The capsules contain many little winged seeds, which are beautiful microscopic objects. The tree is hardy in America as far north as Connecticut.

(Paum) v. t. & i. [See Palm to cheat.] To palm off by fraud; to cheat at cards. [Obs.] Swift.

(Paunce) n. [See Pansy.] (Bot.) The pansy. "The pretty paunce." Spenser.

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