Lemon, or French, sole(Zoöl.), a European species of sole Smooth sole(Zoöl.), the megrim.

(Sole) n. [AS. sole, fr. L. soolea akin to solumround, soil, sole of the foot. Cf. Exile, Saloon, Soil earth, Sole the fish.]

1. The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.

The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
Gen. viii. 9.

Hast wandered through the world now long a day,
Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.

2. The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.

The "caliga" was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.

3. The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing. Specifially: (a) (Agric.) The bottom of the body of a plow; — called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow. (b) (Far.) The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts. (c) (Fort.) The bottom of an embrasure. (d) (Naut.) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel. Totten. (e) (Mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; — applied to horizontal veins or lodes.

Sole leather, thick, strong, used for making the soles of boots and shoes, and for other purposes.

(Sole), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soling.] To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.

(Sole), a. [L. solus, or OF. sol, F. seul (fr. L. solus; cf. L. sollus whole, entire. Cf. Desolate, Solemn, Solo, Sullen.]

1. Being or acting without another; single; individual; only. "The sole son of my queen." Shak.

He, be sure . . . first and last will reign
Sole king.

(Sol"dier*ship), n. Military qualities or state; martial skill; behavior becoming a soldier. [R.] Shak.

(Sol"dier*wood`) n. (Bot.) A showy leguminous plant (Calliandra purpurea) of the West Indies. The flowers have long tassels of purple stamens.

(Sol"dier*y) n.

1. A body of soldiers; soldiers, collectivelly; the military.

A camp of faithful soldiery.

2. Military service. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

(||Sol"do) n.; pl. Soldi [It. See Sou.] A small Italian coin worth a sou or a cent; the twentieth part of a lira.

(Sole) n. [F. sole, L. solea; — so named from its flat shape. See Sole of the foot.] (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidæ, especially the common European species which is a valuable food fish. (b) Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole the long-finned sole and other species.

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