Aftershaft means: The hypoptilum.
Air shaft means: A passage, usually vertical, for admitting fresh air into a mine or a tunnel.
Butt shaft means: An arrow without a barb, for shooting at butts; an arrow.
Countershaft means: An intermediate shaft; esp., one which receives motion from a line shaft in a factory and transmits it to a machine.
Foundershaft means: The first shaft sunk.
Prickshaft means: An arrow.
Rock shaft means: A shaft that oscillates on its journals, instead of revolving, -- usually carrying levers by means of which it receives and communicates reciprocating motion, as in the valve gear of some steam engines; -- called also rocker, rocking shaft, and way shaft.
Shaft means: The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow.
Shaft means: The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself; (Fig.) anything regarded as a shaft to be thrown or darted; as, shafts of light.
Shaft means: That which resembles in some degree the stem or handle of an arrow or a spear; a long, slender part, especially when cylindrical.
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.
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