Potto to Pout
(||Pot"to) n. (Zoöl.) (a) A nocturnal mammal (Perodictius potto) of the Lemur family, found in
West Africa. It has rudimentary forefingers. Called also aposoro, and bush dog. (b) The kinkajou.
Pott's fracture, a fracture of the lower end of the fibula, with displacement of the tibia. Dunglison.
(Pott's" dis*ease") (Med.) Caries of the vertebræ, frequently resulting in curvature of the
spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon.
(Pot"u*lent) a. [L. potulentus, fr. potus a drinking, drink, fr. potare to drink.]
1. Fit to drink; potable. [Obs.] Johnson.
2. Nearly drunk; tipsy. [Obs.]
(Pot"-val`iant) a. Having the courage given by drink. Smollett.
1. A voter in certain boroughs of England, where, before the passage of the reform bill of 1832, the
qualification for suffrage was to have boiled (walloped) his own pot in the parish for six months.
2. One who cleans pots; a scullion. [Slang, U. S.]
(Pouch) n. [F. poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a bag, and cf.
Poach to cook eggs, to plunder.]
1. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc.
2. That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch; as: (a) A protuberant belly; a paunch; so called in
ridicule. (b) (Zoöl.) A sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents,
and the pouch of marsupials. (c) (Med.) A cyst or sac containing fluid. S. Sharp. (d) (Bot.) A
silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse. (e) A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain,
etc., from shifting.
Pouch mouth, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.
(Pouch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pouched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pouching.]
1. To put or take into a pouch.
2. To swallow; said of fowls. Derham.
3. To pout. [Obs.] Ainsworth.
4. To pocket; to put up with. [R.] Sir W. Scott.
Pouched dog. (Zoöl.) See Zebra wolf, under Zebra. Pouched frog (Zoöl.), the nototrema, the
female of which has a dorsal pouch in which the eggs are hatched, and in which the young pass through
their brief tadpole stage. Pouched gopher, or Pouched rat. (Zoöl.) See Pocket gopher, under
Pocket. Pouched mouse. (Zoöl.) See Pocket mouse, under Pocket.
(Pouched) a. (Zoöl.) (a) Having a marsupial pouch; as, the pouched badger, or the wombat.
(b) Having external cheek pouches; as, the pouched gopher. (c) Having internal cheek pouches; as, the
(Pou"chet box`) See Pouncet box.
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