(Paunch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paunched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Paunching.]
1. To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel. Shak.
2. To stuff with food. [Obs.] Udall.
(Paunch"y) a. Pot-bellied. [R.] Dickens.
(Paune) n. A kind of bread. See Pone.
(Pau"per) n. [L. See Poor.] A poor person; especially, one development on private or public
charity. Also used adjectively; as, pouper immigrants, pouper labor.
(Pau"per*ism) n. [Cf. F. paupérisme.] The state of being a pauper; the state of indigent
persons requiring support from the community. Whatly.
Syn. Poverty; indigence; penury; want; need; destitution. See Poverty.
(Pau`per*i*za"tion) n. The act or process of reducing to pauperism. C. Kingsley.
(Pau"per*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pauperized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pauperizing ] To reduce to
pauperism; as, to pauperize the peasantry.
(||Pau*rop"o*da) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. small + -poda.] (Zoöl.) An order of small myriapods
having only nine pairs of legs and destitute of tracheæ.
(Pause) n. [F., fr. L. pausa. See Pose.]
1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
I stand in pause where I shall first begin.Shak.
3. In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations
of sentences and their parts.
4. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation
point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
5. A break or paragraph in writing.
He writes with warmth, which usually neglects method, and those partitions and pauses which men
educated in schools observe.Locke.