Soosoo to Sora

(Soo"soo) n. (Zoöl.) A kind of dolphin (Platanista Gangeticus) native of the river Ganges; the Gangetic dolphin. It has a long, slender, somewhat spatulate beak. [Written also susu.]

(Soot) n. [OE. sot, AS. st; akin to Icel. st, Sw. sot, Dan. sod, OD. soet, Lith. sdis; cf. Gael. suith, Ir. suth.] A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See Smoke.

(Soot), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sooted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sooting.] To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land. Mortimer.

(Soot Soot"e) , a. [See Sweet.] Sweet. [Obs.] "The soote savour of the vine." Chaucer.

(Soot"er*kin) n. [Cf. Prov. G. suttern to boil gently.] A kind of false birth, fabled to be produced by Dutch women from sitting over their stoves; also, an abortion, in a figurative sense; an abortive scheme.

Fruits of dull heat, and sooterkins of wit.

(Sooth) a.; also adv. [Compar. Soother (s&oomacth"er); superl. Soothest.] [OE. soth, AS. soð, for sanð; akin to OS. soð, OHG. sand, Icel. sannr, Sw. sann, Dan. sand, Skr. sat, sant, real, genuine, present, being; properly p. pr. from a root meaning, to be, Skr. as, L. esse; also akin to Goth. sunjis true, Gr. 'eteo`s, Skr. satya. &radic9. Cf. Absent, Am, Essence, Is, Soothe, Sutee.]

1. True; faithful; trustworthy. [Obs. or Scot.]

The sentence [meaning] of it sooth is, out of doubt.

That shall I sooth (said he) to you declare.

2. Pleasing; delightful; sweet. [R.]

The soothest shepherd that ever piped on plains.

With jellies soother than the creamy curd.

(Sooth), n. [AS. soð. See Sooth, a.]

1. Truth; reality. [Archaic]

The sooth it this, the cut fell to the knight.

In sooth, I know not why I am so sad.

In good sooth,
Its mystery is love, its meaninng youth.

2. Augury; prognostication. [Obs.]

The soothe of birds by beating of their wings.

3. Blandishment; cajolery. [Obs.] Shak.

(Soothe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soothed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soothing.] [Originally, to assent to as true; OE. soien to verify, AS. gesian to prove the truth of, to bear witness. See Sooth, a.]

1. To assent to as true. [Obs.] Testament of Love.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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