Soliped to Solvent

(Sol"i*ped) n. [Cf. F. solipède, It. solipede, Sp. solipedo; apparently fr. L. solus alone + pes, pedis, a foot; but probably fr. L. solidipes solid-footed, whole-hoofed. See Solid, and Pedal.] (Zoöl.) A mammal having a single hoof on each foot, as the horses and asses; a solidungulate. [Written also solipede.]

The solipeds, or firm-hoofed animals, as horses, asses, and mules, etc., — they are, also, in mighty number.
Sir T. Browne.

(So*lip"e*dous) a. Having single hoofs.

(So*lip"sism) n. [L. solus alone + ipse self.]

1. (Ethics) Egotism. Krauth-Fleming.

2. (Metaph.) Egoism. Krauth- Fleming.

(Sol`i*se"qui*ous) a. [L. sol sun + sequi to follow.] Following the course of the sun; as, solisequious plants. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Sol`i*taire") n. [F. See Solitary.]

1. A person who lives in solitude; a recluse; a hermit. Pope.

2. A single diamond in a setting; also, sometimes, a precious stone of any kind set alone.

Diamond solitaires blazing on his breast and wrists.
Mrs. R. H. Davis.

3. A game which one person can play alone; — applied to many games of cards, etc.; also, to a game played on a board with pegs or balls, in which the object is, beginning with all the places filled except one, to remove all but one of the pieces by "jumping," as in draughts.

4. (Zoöl.) (a) A large extinct bird (Pezophaps solitaria) which formerly inhabited the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigeuz. It was larger and taller than the wild turkey. Its wings were too small for flight. Called also solitary. (b) Any species of American thrushlike birds of the genus Myadestes. They are noted their sweet songs and retiring habits. Called also fly-catching thrush. A West Indian species (Myadestes sibilans) is called the invisible bird.

(Sol`i*ta"ri*an) n. [See Solitary.] A hermit; a solitary. [Obs.] Sir R. Twisden.

(Sol`i*ta*ri"e*ty) n. The state of being solitary; solitariness. [Obs.] Cudworth.

(Sol"i*ta*ri*ly) adv. In a solitary manner; in solitude; alone. Mic. vii. 14.

(Sol"i*ta*ri*ness), n. Condition of being solitary.

(Sol"i*ta*ry) a. [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

1. Living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely.

Those rare and solitary, these in flocks.

Hie home unto my chamber,
Where thou shalt find me, sad and solitary.

2. Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.

Satan . . . explores his solitary flight.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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