Pot foot, a distorted foot. Sir T. Herbert.

(Polt"-foot` Polt"-foot`ed) a. Having a distorted foot, or a clubfoot or clubfeet. B. Jonson.

(Pol*troon") n. [F. poltron, from It. poltrone an idle fellow, sluggard, coward, poltro idle, lazy, also, bed, fr. OHG. polstar, bolstar, cushion, G. polster, akin to E. bolster. See Bolster.] An arrant coward; a dastard; a craven; a mean-spirited wretch. Shak.

(Pol*troon"), a. Base; vile; contemptible; cowardly.

(Pol*troon"er*y) n. [F. poltronnerie; cf. It. poltroneria.] Cowardice; want of spirit; pusillanimity.

(Pol*troon"ish), a. Resembling a poltroon; cowardly.

(Pol"ve*rine) n. [It. polverino, fr. polvere ust, L. pulvis, - veris. See Powder.] Glassmaker's ashes; a kind of potash or pearlash, brought from the Levant and Syria, — used in the manufacture of fine glass.

(Pol"wig) n. (Zoöl.) A polliwig. Holland.

(Pol"y-) [See Full, a.] A combining form or prefix from Gr. poly`s, many; as, polygon, a figure of many angles; polyatomic, having many atoms; polychord, polyconic.

(Po"ly) n. [L. polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium, Gr. .] (Bot.) A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatæ, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus. [Spelt also poley.]

Poly mountain. See Poly-mountain, in Vocabulary.

(Pol`y*ac"id) a. [Poly- + acid.] (Chem.) Capable of neutralizing, or of combining with, several molecules of a monobasic acid; having more than one hydrogen atom capable of being replaced by acid radicals; — said of certain bases; as, calcium hydrate and glycerin are polyacid bases.

(Pol`y*a*cous"tic) a. [Poly- + acoustic: cf. F. polyacoustique.] Multiplying or magnifying sound.n. A polyacoustic instrument.

(Pol`y*a*cous"tics) n. The art of multiplying or magnifying sounds.

(||Pol`y*a"cron) n.; pl. Polyacra E. Polyacrons [NL., fr. Gr. poly`s many + 'a`kron summit.] (Geom.) A solid having many summits or angular points; a polyhedron.

(||Pol`y*ac*tin"i*a) n. pl. [NL. See Poly-, and Actinia.] (Zoöl.) An old name for those Anthozoa which, like the actinias, have numerous simple tentacles.

(||Pol`y*a*del"phi*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. poly`s many + brother.] (Bot.) A Linnæan class of plants having stamens united in three or more bodies or bundles by the filaments.

(Pol`y*a*del"phi*an Pol`y*a*del"phous) a. (Bot.) Belonging to the class Polyadelphia; having stamens united in three or more bundles.

(Po*lo"ny) n. [Prob. corrupt. fr. Bologna.] A kind of sausage made of meat partly cooked.

(Pol"ron) n. See Pauldron.

(Polt) n. [Cf. E. pelt, L. pultare to beat, strike.] A blow or thump. Halliwell.a. Distorted.

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