Yeel to Yerk
(Yeel) n. An eel. [Obs.] Holland.
(Yeld"hall`) n. Guildhall. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Yel"drin or Yel"drine), n. [Cf. Yellow.] (Zoöl.) The yellow-hammer; called also yeldrock,
and yoldrin. [Prov. Eng.]
(Yelk) n. Same as Yolk.
(Yell) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Yelled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Yelling.] [OE. yellen, &yoghellen, AS. giellan,
gillan, gyllan; akin to D. gillen, OHG. gellan, G. gellen, Icel. gjalla, Sw. gälla to ring, resound, and to
AS., OS., & OHG. galan to sing, Icel. gala. Cf. 1st Gale, and Nightingale.] To cry out, or shriek,
with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.
They yelleden as feendes doon in helle.Chaucer.
Nor the night raven, that still deadly yells.Spenser.
Infernal ghosts and hellish furies roundMilton.
Environed thee; some howled, some yelled.
(Yell) v. t. To utter or declare with a yell; to proclaim in a loud tone. Shak.
(Yell), n. A sharp, loud, hideous outcry.
Their hideous yellsJ. Philips.
Rend the dark welkin.
(Yel"low) a. [Compar. Yellower ; superl. Yellowest.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, &yoghelow, &yogheoluw,
from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul,
L. helvus light bay, Gr. young verdure, greenish yellow, Skr. hari tawny, yellowish. . Cf. Chlorine,
Gall a bitter liquid, Gold, Yolk.] Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold or brass; having
the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the green.
Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.Chaucer.
A sweaty reaper from his tillage broughtMilton.
First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.
The line of yellow light dies fast away.Keble. Yellow atrophy (Med.), a fatal affection of the liver, in which it undergoes fatty degeneration, and becomes
rapidly smaller and of a deep yellow tinge. The marked symptoms are black vomit, delirium, convulsions,
coma, and jaundice. Yellow bark, calisaya bark. Yellow bass (Zoöl.), a North American fresh-
water bass (Morone interrupta) native of the lower parts of the Mississippi and its tributaries. It is yellow,
with several more or less broken black stripes or bars. Called also barfish. Yellow berry. (Bot.)
Same as Persian berry, under Persian. Yellow boy, a gold coin, as a guinea. [Slang] Arbuthnot.
Yellow brier. (Bot.) See under Brier. Yellow bugle (Bot.), a European labiate plant (Ajuga
Chamæpitys). Yellow bunting (Zoöl.), the European yellow-hammer. Yellow cat (Zoöl.), a yellow
catfish; especially, the bashaw. Yellow copperas (Min.), a hydrous sulphate of iron; called also
copiapite. Yellow copper ore, a sulphide of copper and iron; copper pyrites. See Chalcopyrite.
Yellow cress (Bot.), a yellow-flowered, cruciferous plant (Barbarea præcox), sometimes grown as
a salad plant. Yellow dock. (Bot.) See the Note under Dock. Yellow earth, a yellowish clay,
colored by iron, sometimes used as a yellow pigment. Yellow fever (Med.), a malignant, contagious,
febrile disease of warm climates, attended with jaundice, producing a yellow color of the skin, and with
the black vomit. See Black vomit, in the Vocabulary. Yellow flag, the quarantine flag. See under
Quarantine, and 3d Flag. Yellow jack. (a) The yellow fever. See under 2d Jack. (b) The quarantine
flag. See under Quarantine. Yellow jacket (Zoöl.), any one of several species of American social
wasps of the genus Vespa, in which the color of the body is partly bright yellow. These wasps are noted