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LATITU'DINAL, a. Pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.

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LATITU'DINAL, a. Pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.


Pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude. – Gregory.

  1. Of or pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.
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LATITU'DINAL, adjective Pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SPUNGE, n. [L., Gr.]

1. A porous marine substance, found adhering to rocks, shells, &c. Under water, and on rocks about the shore at low water. It is generally supposed to be of animal origin, and consists of a fibrous reticulated substance, covered by a soft gelatinous matter, but in which no polypes have hitherto been observed. It is so porous as to imbibe a great quantity of water, and is used for various purposes in the arts and in surgery.

2. In gunnery, an instrument for cleaning cannon after a discharge. It consists of a cylinder of wood, covered with lamb skin. For small guns, it is commonly fixed to one end of the handle of the rammer.

3. In the manege, the extremity or point of a horse-shoe, answering to the heel.

Pyrotechnical spunge, is made of mushrooms or fungi, growing on old oaks, ash, fir, &c. which are boiled in water, dried and beaten, then put in a strong lye prepared with saltpeter, and again dried in an oven. This makes the black match or tinder brought from Germany.

SPUNGE, v.t.

1. To wipe with a wet spunge; as, to spunge a slate.

2. To wipe out with a spunge, as letters or writing.

3. To cleanse with a spunge; as, to spunge a cannon.

4. To wipe out completely; to extinguish or destroy.

SPUNGE, v.i.

1. To suck in or imbibe, as a spunge.

2. To gain by mean arts, by intrusion or hanging on; as an idler who spunges on his neighbor.

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