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One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist.

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    Having the manner or wisdom of statesmen; becoming a statesman.
    Not iterable; incapable of being repeated. "To play away an uniterable life." Sir T. Browne.
    1. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs. 2. Anything written or
    A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge; a claymore. I heard the broadsword's deadly clang. Sir W. Scott.
    A wild duck , which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; - - called also bluebill, blackhead, raft duck, and scaup duck. See Scaup duck.
    Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, esp. a musical instrument; as, instrumental music, distinguished from vocal music. "He defended the use of instrumental music in public worship." Macaulay. Sweet voices mix'd with instrumental
    Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters. Syn. -- Exact; accurate; nice; close; rigorous; severe. -- Strict, Severe. Strict, applied to a person, denotes that he conforms in his motives and acts
    In a broad manner.
    Inclined to much writing; -- correlative to talkative. Pope.
    A fine smooth-faced woolen cloth for men's garments, usually of double width ; -- so called in distinction from woolens three quarters of a yard wide.
    Having the power of uniting; causing, or tending to produce, union. Jer. Taylor.
    1. Cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused. 2. Scattering in all directions ; -- opposed to planting in hills, or rows.
    Having a broad brim. A broad-brimmed flat silver plate. Tatler.
    The doctrines of Unitarians.
    1. One who writes, or has written; a scribe; a clerk. They that handle the pen of the writer. Judg. v. 14. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps. xlv. 1. 2. One who is engaged in literary composition as a profession; an author; as, a writer
    Quality or state of being strict.
    A portion of the Church of England, consisting of persons who claim to hold a position, in respect to doctrine and fellowship, intermediate between the High Church party and the Low Church, or evangelical, party. The term has been applied
    1. A hat with a very broad brim, like those worn by men of the society of Friends. 2. A member of the society of Friends; a Quaker.
    Having horns spreading widely.
    To change or turn to Unitarian views.
    To restrict the tenure of; as, to astrict lands. See Astriction, 4. Burrill. (more info) 1. To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract. The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted. Arbuthnot. 2. To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to
    To write again. Young.
    A large and powerful serpent of tropical America, sometimes twenty or thirty feet long. See Illustration in Appendix. Note: It has a succession of spots, alternately black and yellow, extending along the back. It kills its prey by constriction.
    The act or art of using a typewriter; also, a print made with a typewriter.
    The act of ascertaining; a reducing to certainty; a finding out by investigation; discovery. The positive ascertainment of its limits. Burke.
    A writer of plays; a dramatist; a playwright. Lecky.
    1. One who writes short stories, as for magazines. 2. An historian; a chronicler. "Rathums, the story-writer." 1 Esdr. ii. 17.
    That may be ascertained. -- As`cer*tain"a*ble*ness, n. -- As`cer*tain"a*bly, adv.
    The business of an underwriter,
    To divide into new districts.
    Characterized by breadth. See Breadth. 9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor. 10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent. Note: Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide, large, etc.;


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