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  • English Word Earthpea Definition A species of pea (Amphicarpaea monoica). It is a climbing leguminous plant, with hairy underground pods.
  • English Word Earthquake Definition A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
  • English Word Earthquake Definition Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling.
  • English Word Earthquave Definition An earthquake.
  • English Word Earthshock Definition An earthquake.
  • English Word Earthstar Definition A curious fungus of the genus Geaster, in which the outer coating splits into the shape of a star, and the inner one forms a ball containing the dustlike spores.
  • English Word Earthward Definition Alt. of Earthwards
  • English Word Earthwards Definition Toward the earth; -- opposed to heavenward or skyward.
  • English Word Earthwork Definition The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, railroads, etc.
  • English Word Earthwork Definition An embankment or construction made of earth.
  • English Word Earthwork Definition Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth.
  • English Word Earthworm Definition Any worm of the genus Lumbricus and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is L. terrestris; many others are known; -- called also angleworm and dewworm.
  • English Word Earthworm Definition A mean, sordid person; a niggard.
  • English Word Earthy Definition Without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture.
  • English Word Earthy Definition Consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter.
  • English Word Earthy Definition Of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal.
  • English Word Earthy Definition Gross; low; unrefined.
  • English Word Earwax Definition See Cerumen.
  • English Word Earwig Definition Any insect of the genus Forticula and related genera, belonging to the order Euplexoptera.
  • English Word Earwig Definition In America, any small chilopodous myriapod, esp. of the genus Geophilus.
  • English Word Earwig Definition A whisperer of insinuations; a secret counselor.
  • English Word Earwig Definition To influence, or attempt to influence, by whispered insinuations or private talk.
  • English Word Earwigged Definition of Earwig
  • English Word Earwigging Definition of Earwig
  • English Word Earwitness Definition A witness by means of his ears; one who is within hearing and does hear; a hearer.
  • English Word Ease Definition Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.
  • English Word Ease Definition Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.
  • English Word Ease Definition To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquility to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain; ease the body or mind.
  • English Word Ease Definition To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery.
  • English Word Ease Definition Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.