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Definition: Roman alum
, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain.
1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or
characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done
by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman
2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion;
professing that religion.
(a) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type
ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic
(b) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i.,
iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from
the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
(Chem.), a cubical potassium alum formerly
obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and
highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from
, a form of balance nearly resembling the
modern steelyard. See the Note under Balance
, n., 1.
, a kind of firework (generally held in the
hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower
of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant
balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they
, of, pertaining to, or the religion of that
church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a
Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.
, a cement having the property of hardening
under water; a species of hydraulic cement.
. See under Law
, a nose somewhat aquiline.
, a deep, rich orange color, transparent and
durable, used by artists. --Ure.
(Arch.), the composite order. See Composite