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Definition: Rhus Cotinus
, n. [F. fustoc, Sp. fustoc. Cf. Fustet
The wood of the Maclura tinctoria
, a tree growing in the
West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic
. [Written also fustoc
Note: Other kinds of yellow wood are often called fustic; as
that of species of Xanthoxylum
, and especially the
, which is sometimes called young fustic
to distinguish it from the Maclura
. See Fustet
, n. [F. fustet (cf. Sp. & Pg. fustete), LL.
fustetus, fr. L. fustis stick, in LL., tree, See 1st Fust
and cf. Fustic
The wood of the Rhus Cotinus
or Venice sumach, a shrub of
Southern Europe, which yields a fine orange color, which,
however, is not durable without a mordant. --Ure.
(sm[=o]k), n. [AS. smoca, fr. sme['o]can to smoke;
akin to LG. & D. smook smoke, Dan. sm["o]g, G. schmauch, and
perh. to Gr. ??? to burn in a smoldering fire; cf. Lith.
smaugti to choke.]
1. The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes,
or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning
vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like.
Note: The gases of hydrocarbons, raised to a red heat or
thereabouts, without a mixture of air enough to produce
combustion, disengage their carbon in a fine powder,
forming smoke. The disengaged carbon when deposited on
solid bodies is soot.
2. That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist.
3. Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk. --Shak.
4. The act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a
Note: Smoke is sometimes joined with other word. forming
self-explaining compounds; as, smoke-consuming,
smoke-dried, smoke-stained, etc.
, the smoke box of a locomotive.
(Mil.), a ball or case containing a composition
which, when it burns, sends forth thick smoke.
, lampblack. [Obs.]
, a board suspended before a fireplace to
prevent the smoke from coming out into the room.
, a chamber in a boiler, where the smoke, etc.,
from the furnace is collected before going out at the
(Naut.), a small sail in the lee of the galley
stovepipe, to prevent the smoke from annoying people on
(Bot.), a shrub (Rhus Cotinus
) in which the
flowers are mostly abortive and the panicles transformed
into tangles of plumose pedicels looking like wreaths of
To end in smoke
, to burned; hence, to be destroyed or
ruined; figuratively, to come to nothing.
Syn: Fume; reek; vapor.
, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.]
Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy.
, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of
thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the
shutter, or movable, and in the latter case so disposed as
to overlap each other when close, and to show a series of
open spaces for the admission of air and light when in
, an inexpensive carpet, used for passages
and stairs, having a woolen warp which conceals the weft;
the pattern is therefore commonly made up of simple
, a white compact or steatite, used for
marking on cloth, etc.
(Arch.), a door having long, narrow windows
or panes of glass on the sides.
, a kind of glass made by the Venetians, for
decorative purposes, by the combination of pieces of glass
of different colors fused together and wrought into
various ornamental patterns.
, a brownish red color, prepared from sulphate
of iron; -- called also scarlet ocher
. See Castile soap
, under Soap
(Bot.), a South European tree (Rhus Cotinus
) which yields the yellow dyewood called fustet;
-- also called smoke tree
(Arch.), a window consisting of a main
window with an arched head, having on each side a long and
narrow window with a square head.