Sibylline books. (a) (Rom. Antiq.) Books or documents of prophecies in verse concerning the fate of the Roman empire, said to have been purchased by Tarquin the Proud from a sibyl. (b) Certain Jewish and early Christian writings purporting to have been prophetic and of sibylline origin. They date from 100 b. c. to a. d. 500.

(Sic) a. Such. [Scot.]

(||Sic) adv. [L.] Thus.

This word is sometimes inserted in a quotation [sic], to call attention to the fact that some remarkable or inaccurate expression, misspelling, or the like, is literally reproduced.

(Sic"a*more) n. (Bot.) See Sycamore.

(||Sic"ca) n. [Ar. sikka.] A seal; a coining die; — used adjectively to designate the silver currency of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.

Sicca rupee, an East Indian coin, valued nominally at about two shillings sterling, or fifty cents.

(Sic"cate) v. t. [L. siccatus, p. p. of siccare to dry, fr. siecus dry.] To dry. [R.]

(Sic*ca"tion) n. [L. siccatio.] The act or process of drying. [R.] Bailey.

(Sic"ca*tive) a. [L. siccativus.] Drying; causing to dry.n. That which promotes drying.

(Sic*cif"ic) a.[L. siccificus; siccus dry + facere to make. See -fy.] Causing dryness.

(Sic"ci*ty) n. [L. siccitas, fr. siccus dry.] Dryness; aridity; destitution of moisture. [Obs.]

The siccity and dryness of its flesh.
Sir T. Browne.

(Sice) n. [F. six, fr. L. sex six. See Six.] The number six at dice.

(Si"cer) n. [L. sicera. See Cider.] A strong drink; cider. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sich) a. Such. [Obs. or Colloq.] Spenser.

(Si*cil"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants.

Sicilian vespers, the great massacre of the French in Sicily, in the year 1282, on the evening of Easter Monday, at the hour of vespers.

(Si*cil"i*an), n. A native or inhabitant of Sicily.

(||Si*ci`li*a"no) n. [It., Sicilian.] A Sicilian dance, resembling the pastorale, set to a rather slow and graceful melody in 12-8 or 6-8 measure; also, the music to the dance.

(||Si`ci`lienne") n. [F., fem. of sicilien Sicilian.] A kind of rich poplin.

(Sick) a. [Compar. Sicker ; superl. Sickest.] [OE. sek, sik, ill, AS. seóc; akin to OS. siok, seoc, OFries. siak, D. ziek, G. siech, OHG. sioh, Icel. sjkr, Sw. sjuk, Dan. syg, Goth. siuks ill, siukan to be ill.]

(Sib"yl*line) a. [L. sibyllinus.] Pertaining to the sibyls; uttered, written, or composed by sibyls; like the productions of sibyls.

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