act of wounding her breast in order to nourish her young with her blood; a practice fabulously attributed
to the bird, on account of which it was adopted as a symbol of the Redeemer, and of charity. Pelican's
foot (Zoöl.), a marine gastropod shell of the genus Aporrhais, esp. Aporrhais pes-pelicani of Europe.
(Pel"ick) n. (Zoöl.) The American coot
(Pel"i*coid) n. See Pelecoid.
(||Pel`i*co*sau"ri*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a wooden bowl (but taken to mean, pelvis) + a lizard.]
(Paleon.) A suborder of Theromorpha, including terrestrial reptiles from the Permian formation.
(Pe"li*om) n. [See Pelioma.] (Min.) A variety of iolite, of a smoky blue color; pelioma.
(||Pe`li*o"ma) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. livid.]
1. (Med.) A livid ecchymosis.
2. (Min.) See Peliom.
(Pe*lisse") n. [F., fr. L. pelliceus, pellicius, made of skins, fr. pellis a skin. Cf. Pelt skin,
Pilch, and see 2d Pell.] An outer garment for men or women, originally of fur, or lined with fur; a lady's
outer garment, made of silk or other fabric.
(Pell) v. t. [Cf. Pelt, v. t.] To pelt; to knock about. [Obs.] Holland.
(Pell), n. [OF. pel, F. peau, L. pellis a skin. See Fell a skin.]
1. A skin or hide; a pelt.
2. A roll of parchment; a parchment record.
Clerk of the pells, formerly, an officer of the exchequer who entered accounts on certain parchment
rolls, called pell rolls. [Eng.]
(Pel"lack) n. [Cf. Gael. Peileag.] (Zoöl.) A porpoise.
(Pell"age) n. [See 2d Pell.] A customs duty on skins of leather.
(Pel"la*gra) n. (Med.) An erythematous affection of the skin, with severe constitutional and
nervous symptoms, endemic in Northern Italy.
(Pel"la*grin) n. One who is afficted with pellagra. Chambers's Encyc.
(Pel"let) n. [F. pelote, LL. pelota, pilota, fr. L. pila a ball. Cf. Platoon.]
1. A little ball; as, a pellet of wax paper.
2. A bullet; a ball for firearms. [Obs.] Bacon.
As swift as a pellet out of a gun.Chaucer. Pellet molding (Arch.), a narrow band ornamented with smalt, flat disks.
(Pel"let), v.. To form into small balls. [Obs.] Shak.
(Pel"let*ed), a. Made of, or like, pellets; furnished with pellets. [R.] "This pelleted storm." Shak.