Saracens' consound(Bot.), a kind of ragwort anciently used to heal wounds.

(Sar`a*cen"ic Sar`a*cen"ic*al) , a. Of or pertaining to the Saracens; as, Saracenic architecture. "Saracenic music." Sir W. Scott.

(Sar"a*sin) n. (Arch.) See Sarrasin.

(||Sa`ras*wa"ti) n. [Skr. Sarasvati.] (Hind. Myth.) The sakti or wife of Brahma; the Hindoo goddess of learning, music, and poetry.

(Sar"casm) n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo`s, from sarka`zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite the lips in rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.] A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.

The sarcasms of those critics who imagine our art to be a matter of inspiration.
Sir J. Reynolds.

Syn. — Satire; irony; ridicule; taunt; gibe.

(Sar*cas"mous) a. Sarcastic. [Obs.] "Sarcasmous scandal." Hubidras.

(Sar*cas"tic Sar*cas"tic*al) , a. Expressing, or expressed by, sarcasm; characterized by, or of the nature of, sarcasm; given to the use of sarcasm; bitterly satirical; scornfully severe; taunting.

What a fierce and sarcastic reprehension would this have drawn from the friendship of the world!

(Sar*cas"tic*al*ly), adv. In a sarcastic manner.

(Sar"cel) n. [OF. cercel, F. cerceau, L. circellus, dim. of circulus. See Circle.] One of the outer pinions or feathers of the wing of a bird, esp. of a hawk.

(Sar"celed) a. (her.) Cut through the middle.

(||Sar`celle") n. [F., fr. L. querquedula.] (Zoöl.) The old squaw, or long- tailed duck.

(Sarce"net) n. [OF. sarcenet; cf. LL. saracenicum cloth made by Saracens. See Saracen.] A species of fine thin silk fabric, used for linings, etc. [Written also sarsenet.]

Thou green sarcenet flap for a sore eye.

(Sar"cin) n. Same as Hypoxanthin.

(||Sar*ci"na) n. [NL., fr. Gr. of flesh, fr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.] (Biol.) A genus of bacteria found in various organic fluids, especially in those those of the stomach, associated with certain diseases. The individual organisms undergo division along two perpendicular partitions, so that multiplication takes place in two directions, giving groups of four cubical cells. Also used adjectively; as, a sarcina micrococcus; a sarcina group.

Sarcina form(Biol.), the tetrad form seen in the division of a dumb-bell group of micrococci into four; — applied particularly to bacteria. See micrococcus.

(Sar"a*cen) n. [L. Saracenus perhaps fr. Ar. sharqi, pl. sharqiin, Oriental, Eastern, fr. sharaqa to rise, said of the sun: cf. F. sarrasin. Cf. Sarcenet, Sarrasin, Sirocco.] Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders.

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