Words containing staff

Meaning of Backstaff

Backstaff means: An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.

Meaning of Bedstaff

Bedstaff means: "A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side."

Meaning of Broomstaff

Broomstaff means: A broomstick.

Meaning of Colestaff

Colestaff means: See Colstaff.

Meaning of Colstaff

Colstaff means: A staff by means of which a burden is borne by two persons on their shoulders.

Meaning of Cowlstaff

Cowlstaff means: A staff or pole on which a vessel is supported between two persons.

Meaning of Cross-staff

Cross-staff means: An instrument formerly used at sea for taking the altitudes of celestial bodies.

Meaning of Cross-staff

Cross-staff means: A surveyor's instrument for measuring offsets.

Meaning of Distaffs

Distaffs means: of Distaff

Meaning of Distaff

Distaff means: The staff for holding a bunch of flax, tow, or wool, from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

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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