Solenacean to Soliloquy
(Sol`e*na"cean) n. (Zoöl). Any species of marine bivalve shells belonging to the family
(Sol`e*na"ceous) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the solens or family Solenidæ.
(Sole"ness) n. The state of being sole, or alone; singleness. [R.] Chesterfield.
(Sole*nette") n. (Zoöl.) A small European sole
(||So*le`no*con"cha) n. pl. [NL. See Solen, and Conch.] (Zoöl.) Same as Scaphopoda.
(So*le"no*don) n. [Gr. a channel + a tooth.] (Zoöl.) Either one of two species of singular
West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species native of St. Domingo, is called also agouta; the
other (S. Cubanus), found in Cuba, is called almique.
(So*le`no*gas"tra) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. channel + stomach.] (Zoöl.) An order of lowly
organized Mollusca belonging to the Isopleura. A narrow groove takes the place of the foot of other
(So*le"no*glyph) a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Selenoglypha. See Ophidia. n. One of
(||So`le*nog"ly*pha) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a channel + to engrave.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of
serpents including those which have tubular erectile fangs, as the viper and rattlesnake. See Fang.
(So"len*oid) n.[Gr. channel + -oid.] (Elec.) An electrodynamic spiral having the conjuctive
wire turned back along its axis, so as to neutralize that component of the effect of the current which
is due to the length of the spiral, and reduce the whole effect to that of a series of equal and parallel
circular currents. When traversed by a current the solenoid exhibits polarity and attraction or repulsion,
like a magnet.
(||So`le*nos"to*mi) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a channel + a mouth.] (Zoöl.) A tribe of lophobranch
fishes having a tubular snout. The female carries the eggs in a ventral pouch.
(Sole"plate`) n. (Mach.) (a) A bedplate; as, the soleplate of a steam engine. (b) The plate
forming the back of a waterwheel bucket.
(So"ler So"lere) n. [OE. See Solar, n.] A loft or garret. See Solar, n. Sir W. Scott.
(So"lert) a. [L. solers, sollers, -ertis,clever, skillful.] Skillful; clever; crafty. [Obs.] Cudworth.
(So*ler"tious*ness) n. The quality or state of being solert. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket.
(Sole"ship) n. The state of being sole, or alone; soleness. [R.] Sir E. Dering.
(Sol`-fa") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sol-faed ;p. pr. & vb. n. Sol-faing.] [It. solfa the gamut, from the
syllables fa, sol.] To sing the notes of the gamut, ascending or descending; as, do or ut, re, mi, fa,
sol, la, si, do, or the same in reverse order.
Yet can I neither solfe ne sing.Piers Plowman.
(Sol"-fa"), n. The gamut, or musical scale. See Tonic sol-fa, under Tonic, n.
(Sol`fa*na"ri*a) n. [It., from solfo sulphur.] A sulphur mine.