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PETE'CHIAE, n. Purple spots which appear on the skin in malignant fevers.




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PETE'CHIAE, n. Purple spots which appear on the skin in malignant fevers.

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  1. Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due to extravasation of blood, which appear on the skin in malignant fevers, etc.
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PETE'CHIAE, noun Purple spots which appear on the skin in malignant fevers.

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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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barrow

BAR'ROW, n.

1. A light small carriage. A hand-barrow is a frame covered in the middle with boards, and borne by and between two men.

A wheel-barrow, is a frame with a box, supported by one wheel, and rolled by a single man.

2. A wicker case, in salt works, where the salt is put to drain.

BAR'ROW, n.

1. In England, a hog; and according to Ash, obsolete. Barrow-grease is hog's lard.

2. In America, a male hog castrated; a word in common use.

BAR'ROW, n. In the names of places, barrow is used to signify a wood or grove.

BAR'ROW, n. A hillock or mound of earth, intended as a repository of the dead. Such barrows are found in England, in the North of the European continent,and in America. They sometimes were formed of stones, and in England called cairns. The barrow answers to the tumulus of the Latins. [See Tomb.]

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