(Suc`cus*sa"tion) n. [L. succussare to jolt, v. intens. fr. succutere, succussum, to fling
up from below, to toss up; sub under + quatere to shake.]
1. A trot or trotting. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
2. A shaking; succussion.
(Suc*cus"sion) n. [L. succussio, from succutere: cf. F. succussion. See Succussation.]
The act of shaking; a shake; esp. (Med.), a shaking of the body to ascertain if there be a liquid in the
(Suc*cus"sive) a. Characterized by a shaking motion, especially an up and down movement,
and not merely tremulous oscillation; as, the succussive motion in earthquakes.
(Such) a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc,
swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. slikr, OSw. salik,
Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. &radic192. See So, Like, a.,
and cf. Which.]
1. Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; followed by that
or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as,
the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are
not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better.
And in his time such a conquerorChaucer.
That greater was there none under the sun.
His misery was such that none of the bystanders could refrain from weeping.Macaulay.
The indefinite article a or an never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it
refers; as, such a man; such an honor. The indefinite adjective some, several, one, few, many, all,
etc., precede such; as, one such book is enough; all such people ought to be avoided; few such ideas
were then held.
2. Having the particular quality or character specified.
That thou art happy, owe to God;Milton.
That thou continuest such, owe to thyself.
3. The same that; with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.
"[It] hath such senses as we have." Shak.
4. Certain; representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
In rushed one and tells him such a knightDaniel.
Is new arrived.
To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year.James iv. 13.
Such is used pronominally. "He was the father of such as dwell in tents." Gen. iv. 20. "Such as I are
free in spirit when our limbs are chained." Sir W. Scott. Such is also used before adjectives joined to
substantives; as, the fleet encountered such a terrible storm that it put back. "Everything was managed
with so much care, and such excellent order was observed." De Foe.
Temple sprung from a family which . . . long after his death produced so many eminent men, and formed
such distinguished alliances, that, etc.Macaulay.