Backstaff means: An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.
Baff means: A blow; a stroke.
Bedaff means: To make a daff or fool of.
Bedstaff means: "A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side."
Broomstaff means: A broomstick.
Chaff means: The glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.
Chaff means: Anything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.
Chaff means: Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
Chaff means: Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
Chaff means: The scales or bracts on the receptacle, which subtend each flower in the heads of many Compositae, as the sunflower.
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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