Sinch to Singly
(Sinch) n. [See Cinch.] A saddle girth made of leather, canvas, woven horsehair, or woven
grass. [Western U.S.]
(Sinch), v. t. To gird with a sinch; to tighten the sinch or girth of (a saddle); as, to sinch up a
sadle. [Western U.S.]
(Sin*cip"i*tal) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sinciput; being in the region of the sinciput.
(Sin"ci*put) n. [L., half a head; semihalf + caput the head.]
1. (Anat.) The fore part of the head.
2. (Zoöl.) The part of the head of a bird between the base of the bill and the vertex.
(Sin"don) n. [L., a kind of fine Indian cotton stuff, Gr. .]
1. A wrapper. [Obs.] "Wrapped in sindons of linen." Bacon.
2. (Surg.) A small rag or pledget introduced into the hole in the cranium made by a trephine. Dunglison.
Artificial sines, logarithms of the natural sines, or logarithmic sines. Curve of sines. See Sinusoid.
Natural sines, the decimals expressing the values of the sines, the radius being unity. Sine of
an angle, in a circle whose radius is unity, the sine of the arc that measures the angle; in a right-angled
triangle, the side opposite the given angle divided by the hypotenuse. See Trigonometrical function,
under Function. Versed sine, that part of the diameter between the sine and the arc.
(Sine) n. [LL. sinus a sine, L. sinus bosom, used in translating the Ar. jaib, properly, bosom,
but probably read by mistake (the consonants being the same) for an original jiba sine, from Skr. jiva
bowstring, chord of an arc, sine.] (Trig.) (a) The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity
of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity. (b) The perpendicular itself.
See Sine of angle, below.
(||Si"ne) prep. [L.] Without.
(Si"ne*cu`ral) a. Of or pertaining to a sinecure; being in the nature of a sinecure.
(Si`ne*cure) n. [L. sine without + cura care, LL., a cure. See Cure.]
1. An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls. Ayliffe.
2. Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service.
A lucrative sinecure in the Excise.Macaulay.
(Si"ne*cure), v. t. To put or place in a sinecure.
(Si"ne*cu*rism) n. The state of having a sinecure.
(Si"ne*cu*rist) n. One who has a sinecure.
(Sin"ew) n. [OE. sinewe, senewe, AS. sinu, seonu; akin to D. zenuw, OHG. senawa, G. sehne,
Icel. sin, Sw. sena, Dan. sene; cf. Skr. snava. &radic290.]
1. (Anat.) A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon.
2. Muscle; nerve. [R.] Sir J. Davies.