Smallage to Smerk

(Small"age) n. [Small + F. ache smallage. See Ach parsley.] (Bot.) A biennial umbelliferous plant (Apium graveolens) native of the seacoats of Europe and Asia. When deprived of its acrid and even poisonous properties by cultivation, it becomes celery.

(Small"clothes`) n. pl. A man's garment for the hips and thighs; breeches. See Breeches.

(Small"ish), a. Somewhat small. G. W. Cable.

(Small"ness), n. The quality or state of being small.

(Small"pox`) n. [Small + pox, pocks.] (Med.) A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often leaving a pit, or scar.

(Smalls) n. pl. See Small, n., 2, 3.

(Small"sword`) n. A light sword used for thrusting only; especially, the sword worn by civilians of rank in the eighteenth century.

(Smal"ly) adv. In a small quantity or degree; with minuteness. [R.] Ascham.

(Smalt) n. [It. smalto, LL. smaltum; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. smalz grease, butter, G. schmalz grease, OHG. smelzan to melt, G. schmelzen. See Smelt, v. t., and cf. Amel, Enamel.] A deep blue pigment or coloring material used in various arts. It is a vitreous substance made of cobalt, potash, and calcined quartz fused, and reduced to a powder.

(Smalt"-blue`) a. Deep blue, like smalt.

(Smalt"ine Smalt"ite) n. [See Smalt.] (Min.) A tin- white or gray mineral of metallic luster. It is an arsenide of cobalt, nickel, and iron. Called also speiskobalt.

(Smar"agd) n. [L. smaragdus. See Emerald.] The emerald. [Obs.] Bale.

(Sma*rag"dine) a. [L. smaragdinus, Gr. .] Of or pertaining to emerald; resembling emerald; of an emerald green.

(Sma*rag"dite) n. [Cf. F. smaragdite; — so called from its emerald-green color. See Smaragd.] (Min.) A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varietis of gabbro.

(Smart) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smarted; p. pr. & vb. n. Smarting.] [OE. smarten, AS. smeortan; akin to D. smarten, smerten, G. schmerzen, OHG. smerzan, Dan. smerte, SW. smärta, D. smart, smert, a pain, G. schmerz, Ohg. smerzo, and probably to L. mordere to bite; cf. Gr. terrible, fearful, Skr. md to rub, crush. Cf. Morsel.]

1. To feel a lively, pungent local pain; — said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart. Chaucer. Shak.

2. To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.

No creature smarts so little as a fool.

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
Prov. xi. 15.

(Smart), v. t. To cause a smart in. "A goad that . . . smarts the flesh." T. Adams.

(Smart), n. [OE. smerte. See Smart, v. i.]

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