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parchment

P`ARCHMENT, [L. pergamena; purgo] The skin of a sheep or goat dressed or prepared and rendered fit for writing on. This is done by separating all the flesh and hair, rubbing the skin with pumice stone, and reducing its thickness with a sharp instrument. Vellum is made of the skins of abortive or very young calves.




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P`ARCHMENT, [L. pergamena; purgo] The skin of a sheep or goat dressed or prepared and rendered fit for writing on. This is done by separating all the flesh and hair, rubbing the skin with pumice stone, and reducing its thickness with a sharp instrument. Vellum is made of the skins of abortive or very young calves.


PARCH-MENT, n. [Fr. parchemin; It. pargameno; Sp. pargamino; Arm. parich or parichemin; D. parkement; G. pergament; L. pergamena; supposed to be from Pergamus, to whose king, Eumenes, the invention has been ascribed. This is probably a mere conjecture, originating in a resemblance of orthography; such conjectures being very common. In Spanish, parche is parchment, and a piece of linen covered with ointment or plaster. It is more probable that the first syllable is from some root that signifies to cleanse, purify or make clear, perhaps the root of L. purgo, or the oriental ברק or פרג. See Membrane. See Class Br, No. 9, and Class Brg, No. 4, 5.]

The skin of a sheep or goat dressed or prepared and rendered fit for writing on. This is done by separating all the flesh and hair, rubbing the skin with pumice stone, and reducing its thickness with a sharp instrument. Vellum is made of the skins of abortive or very young calves. – Encyc.


Parch"ment
  1. The skin of a lamb, sheep, goat, young calf, or other animal, prepared for writing on. See Vellum.

    But here's a parchment with the seal of Cæsar. Shak.

  2. The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.

    Parchment paper. See Papyrine.

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Parchment

P'ARCHMENT, [Latin pergamena; purgo] The skin of a sheep or goat dressed or prepared and rendered fit for writing on. This is done by separating all the flesh and hair, rubbing the skin with pumice stone, and reducing its thickness with a sharp instrument. Vellum is made of the skins of abortive or very young calves.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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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fellow

FEL'LOW, n. [Heb. to tie or connect, to be joined or associated.]

1. A companion; an associate.

In youth I had twelve fellows, like myself.

Each on his fellow for assistance calls.

2. One of the same kind.

A shepherd had one favorite dog; he fed him with his own hand, and took more care of him than of his fellows.

3. An equal.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts. Zech. 13.

4. One of a pair, or of two things used together and suited to each other. Of a pair of gloves, we call one the fellow of the other.

5. One equal or like another. Of an artist we say, this man has not his fellow, that is, one of like skill.

6. An appellation of contempt; a man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble man; as a mean fellow.

Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow.

7. A member of a college that shares its revenues; or a member of any incorporated society.

8. A member of a corporation; a trustee.

FEL'LOW, v.t. To suit with; to pair with; to match. [Little used.]

In composition, fellow denotes community of nature, station or employment.

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