(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
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!South.
(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.Shak.
(Sar"cin) n. Same as Hypoxanthin.
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*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