any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, especially E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat-topped cluster. Historical Examples The Strollers Frederic S. Isham Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) Ida Husted Harper Just Patty Jean Webster The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) […]
a person who treats or sets fractures, broken or dislocated bones, or the like, especially one who is not a regular physician or surgeon; healer. Historical Examples The Hated Son Honore de Balzac The Hated Son Honore de Balzac Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick The Hated Son Honore de Balzac The Hated Son […]
an early-model bicycle, especially one with hard rubber tires. any uncomfortable vehicle. a rough ride in a vehicle.
See under spavin (def 1). a disease of the hock joint of horses in which enlargement occurs because of collected fluids (bog spavin) bony growth (bone spavin) or distention of the veins (blood spavin) an excrescence or enlargement so formed. Historical Examples Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix noun (vet science) enlargement of the […]