Polling booth, a temporary structure where the voting at an election is done; a polling place.

(Pol`li*nif"er*ous) a. [L. pollen, -inis, pollen + -ferous: cf. F. pollinifère.] (Bot.) Producing pollen; polleniferous.

(||Pol*lin"i*um) n.; pl. Pollinia [NL. See Pollen.] (Bot.) A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids.

(Pol"li*nose`) a. [L. pollen, -inis, dust.] (Zoöl.) Having the surface covered with a fine yellow dust, like pollen.

(Pol"li*wig Pol"li*wog) , n. [OE. polwigle. Cf. Poll head, and Wiggle.] (Zoöl.) A tadpole; — called also purwiggy and porwigle.

(Pol"lock) n. [See Pollack.] (Zoöl.) A marine gadoid fish (Pollachius carbonarius), native both of the European and American coasts. It is allied to the cod, and like it is salted and dried. In England it is called coalfish, lob, podley, podling, pollack, etc.

(Pol"lu*cite) n. [See Pollux, and 4th Castor.] (Min.) A colorless transparent mineral, resembling quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and cæsia. Called also pollux.

(Pol*lute") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polluted; p. pr. & vb. n. Polluting.] [L. pollutus, p. p. of polluere to defile, to pollute, from a prep. appearing only in comp. + luere to wash. See Position, Lave.]

1. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; — used of physical or moral defilement.

The land was polluted with blood.
Ps. cvi. 38

Wickedness . . . hath polluted the whole earth.
2 Esd. xv. 6.

(Pol"li*cate) a. [L. pollex, pollicis, a thumb.] (Zoöl.) Having a curved projection or spine on the inner side of a leg joint; — said of insects.

(Pol*lic`i*ta"tion) n. [L. pollicitatio, fr. pollicitari to promise, v. intens. fr. polliceri to promise: cf. F. pollicitation.]

1. A voluntary engagement, or a paper containing it; a promise. Bp. Burnet.

2. (Roman Law) A promise without mutuality; a promise which has not been accepted by the person to whom it is made. Bouvier.

(Pol"li*nate) a. (Zoöl.) Pollinose.

(Pol"li*nate) v. t. (Bot.) To apply pollen to Pol`li*na"tion n. (Bot.)

(||Pol*linc"tor) n. [L., fr. pollingere.] (Rom. Antiq.) One who prepared corpses for the funeral.

(Poll"ing) n. [See Poll the head.]

1. The act of topping, lopping, or cropping, as trees or hedges.

2. Plunder, or extortion. [Obs.] E. Hall.

3. The act of voting, or of registering a vote.

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