a chief or principal angel; in medieval angelology one of the nine orders of celestial attendants on God.
any composite plant of the genus Aster, having rays varying from white or pink to blue around a yellow disk.
any tree or shrub of the genus Betula, comprising species with a smooth, laminated outer bark and close-grained wood. Compare birch family.
a soft, thick, light-yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc.
any of various windlasses, rotated in a horizontal plane by hand or machinery, for winding in ropes, cables, etc.
a pin, wedge, key, or the like, fitted or driven into an opening to secure something or hold parts together.
a member of the Millennial Church, originating in England in the middle of the 18th century and brought to the U.S. in 1774, advocating celibacy, common ownership of property, and a strict and simple way of life: so called from their practice of shaking during religious services
person who has charge of the household of another, buying or obtaining food, directing the servants, etc.
an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck, usually symptomatic of abnormal thyroid secretion, especially hypothyroidism due to a lack of iodine in the diet.
the cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming.
horizontal architectural member supporting the weight above an opening, as a window or a door.
an instrument for loosening the soil in digging, shaped like a pickax, but having one end broad instead of pointed.