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PASTIC'CIO, n. A medley; an olio.

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PASTIC'CIO, n. A medley; an olio.

PAS-TIC'CIO, n. [It.]

A medley; an olio. Swinburne.

  1. A medley; an olio.

    [R.] H. Swinburne.
  2. A work of art imitating directly the work of another artist, or of more artists than one.

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PASTIC'CIO, noun A medley; an olio.

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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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CRADLE, n. [Gr., to swing.]

1. A movable machine of various constructions, placed on circular pieces of board, for rocking children or inform persons to sleep, for alleviating pain, or giving moderate exercise.

Me let the tender office long engage, to rock the cradle of reposing age.

2. Infancy. From the cradle, is from the state of infancy; in the cradle, in a state of infancy.

3. That part of the stock of a cross-bow, where the bullet is put.

4. In surgery, a case in which a broken leg is laid after being set.

5. In ship-building, a frame placed under the bottom of a ship for launching. It supports the ship and slides down the timbers or passage called the ways.

6. A standing bedstead for wounded seamen.

7. In engraving, an instrument, formed of steel, and resembling a chisel, with one sloping side, used in scraping mezzotintos, and preparing the plate.

8. In husbandry, a frame of wood, with long bending teeth, to which is fastened a sythe, for cutting and laying oats and other grain in a swath.

CRADLE, v.t.

1. To lay in a cradle; to rock in a cradle; to compose, or quiet.

It cradles their fears to sleep.

2. To nurse in infancy.

3. To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.

CRADLE, v.i. To lie or lodge in a cradle.

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