(Ped"ant*ry) n. [Cf. F. pédanterie.] The act, character, or manners of a pedant; vain ostentation of learning. "This pedantry of quotation." Cowley.

'T is a practice that savors much of pedantry.
Sir T. Browne.

(Ped"ant*y) n. An assembly or clique of pedants. [Obs.] Milton.

(Pe*da"ri*an) n. [L. pedarius, fr. pedarius belonging to the foot, fr. pes, pedis, foot.] (Rom. Antiq.) One of a class eligible to the office of senator, but not yet chosen, who could sit and speak in the senate, but could not vote; — so called because he might indicate his opinion by walking over to the side of the party he favored when a vote was taken.

(Ped"a*ry) n.; pl. Pedaries [L. pedarius of the foot.] A sandal. [Obs.] Latimer.

(||Pe*da"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Pedate.] (Zoöl.) An order of holothurians, including those that have ambulacral suckers, or feet, and an internal gill.

(Ped"ate) a. [L. pedatus, p. p. of pedare to furnish with feet, fr. pes, pedis, a foot.] (Bot.) Palmate, with the lateral lobes cleft into two or more segments; — said of a leaf.Ped"ate*ly, adv.

(Pe*dat"i*fid) a. [Pedate + root of L. findere to split.] [Colloq.] Cleft in a pedate manner, but having the lobes distinctly connected at the base; — said of a leaf.

(Ped"dle) v. i. [From Peddler.]

1. To travel about with wares for sale; to go from place to place, or from house to house, for the purpose of retailing goods; as, to peddle without a license.

2. To do a small business; to be busy about trifles; to piddle.

(Ped"dle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Peddling ] To sell from place to place; to retail by carrying around from customer to customer; to hawk; hence, to retail in very small quantities; as, to peddle vegetables or tinware.

(Ped"dler) n. [OE. pedlere, pedlare, also peddare, peoddare, fr. OE. ped a basket, of unknown origin.] One who peddles; a traveling trader; one who travels about, retailing small wares; a hawker. [Written also pedlar and pedler.] "Some vagabond huckster or peddler." Hakluyt.

(Ped"dler*y) n. [Written also pedlary and pedlery.]

1. The trade, or the goods, of a peddler; hawking; small retail business, like that of a peddler.

2. Trifling; trickery. [Obs.] "Look . . . into these their deceitful peddleries." Milton.

(Ped"dling), a.

1. Hawking; acting as a peddler.

2. Petty; insignificant. "The miserable remains of a peddling commerce." Burke.

(Ped"er*ast) n. [Gr. paiderasth`s; pai^s, paido`s, a boy + 'era^n to love: cf. F. pédéraste.] One guilty of pederasty; a sodomite.

(Ped`er*as"tic) a. [Gr. paiderastiko`s.] Of or pertaining to pederasty.

(Ped"er*as`ty) n. [Gr. paiderasti`a: cf. F. pédérastie.] The crime against nature; sodomy.

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