Helpful Hints
  • (1) You can search the entire content of Dean’s by phrase or by individual words. Just type your keywords into the search box and then pull down the search icon on the right and choose the option you need: search by word or by phrase or reset the content.
  • (2) Double click on a word in the content of a definition, and if the word is listed as a keyword in Dean’s, it will look that word up.
  • (3) You can use the search function to help jump the scrolling function. Simply type the first 2-3 letters into the search box then hit enter on your keyboard and the scroll will go to those Keywords that begin with those letters and allow you to scroll from there.

n. (Falconry) A male hawk. See Tercel.

 - n. A kind of bur used in dressing cloth; a teasel.

 - n. A pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains, and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords. The flower or head of some plants, esp. when pendent. A narrow silk ribbon, or the like, sewed to a book to be put between the leaves.

 - (Arch.) A piece of board that is laid upon a wall as a sort of plate, to give a level surface to the ends of floor timbers; - rarely used in the United States.

 - Tassel flower (Bot.), a name of several composite plants of the genus Cineraria, especially the C. sconchifolia, and of the blossoms which they bear.

 - vb. To put forth a tassel or flower; as, maize tassels.

 - vb. To adorn with tassels.

Register or login to access full content