(||Squam"u*la) n.; pl. Squamulæ [L., dim. of squama a scale.] (Bot.) One of the little hypogynous scales found in the flowers of grasses; a lodicule.

(Squam"u*late) a. Same as Squamulose.

(Squam"ule) n. (Bot.) Same as Squamula.

(Squam"u*lose`) a. Having little scales; squamellate; squamulate.

(Squan"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squandered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Squandering.] [Cf. Scot. squatter to splash water about, to scatter, to squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan. sqvatte, Sw. sqvätta to squirt, sqvättra to squander, Icel. skvetta to squirt out, to throw out water.]

1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.]

Our squandered troops he rallies.

2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate.

The crime of squandering health is equal to the folly.

Syn. — To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate.

(Squan"der), v. i.

1. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.

They often squandered, but they never gave.

2. To wander at random; to scatter. [R.]

The wise man's folly is anatomized
Even by squandering glances of the fool.

(Squan"der), n. The act of squandering; waste.

(Squan"der*er) n. One who squanders.

(Squan"der*ing*ly), adv. In a squandering manner.

(Square) n. [OF. esquarre, esquierre, F. équerre a carpenter's square (cf. It. squadra), fr. (assumed) LL. exquadrare to make square; L. ex + quadrus a square, fr. quattuor four. See Four, and cf. Quadrant, Squad, Squer a square.]

1. (Geom.) (a) The corner, or angle, of a figure. [Obs.] (b) A parallelogram having four equal sides and four right angles.

2. Hence, anything which is square, or nearly so; as: (a) A square piece or fragment.

He bolted his food down his capacious throat in squares of three inches.
Sir W. Scott.

(b) A pane of glass. (c) (Print.) A certain number of lines, forming a portion of a column, nearly square; — used chiefly in reckoning the prices of advertisements in newspapers. (d) (Carp.) One hundred superficial feet.

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