a carved ornamental scroll or volute terminating a stem or cutwater at its upper end in place of a figurehead.
a love letter. Historical Examples The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed The Works of Horace Horace Peveril of the Peak Sir Walter Scott Twos and Threes G. B. Stern Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth Dryden’s […]
lodging for a soldier, student, etc., as in a private home or nonmilitary public building. Military. an official order, written or verbal, directing the person to whom it is addressed to provide such lodging. a place assigned, as a bunk, berth, or the like, to a member of a ship’s crew. job; position; appointment. Archaic. […]
of or used in billiards. carom (def 1). Historical Examples Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy Francis Miltoun Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson The Story of the “Britannia” E. P. Statham Under the Rebel’s Reign Charles Neufeld The Furnace Rose Macaulay The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine Tom Swift in the City of Gold, […]
- Billiard ball
one of the balls used in the game of billiards. Historical Examples Lease to Doomsday Lee Archer The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. I. (of II) Blanchard Jerrold Indian Conjuring L. H. Branson The Lock And Key Library Various Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman The Queer, the Quaint and […]