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Definition: Siren lacertina
, n. [L., fr. Gr. ???: cf. F. sir[`e]ne.]
1. (Class. Myth.) One of three sea nymphs, -- or, according
to some writers, of two, -- said to frequent an island
near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness
that they lured mariners to destruction.
Next where the sirens dwell you plow the seas;
Their song is death, and makes destruction please.
2. An enticing, dangerous woman. --Shak.
3. Something which is insidious or deceptive.
Consumption is a siren. --W. Irving.
4. A mermaid. [Obs.] --Shak.
5. (Zo["o]l.) Any long, slender amphibian of the genus
or family Sirenid[ae]
, destitute of hind legs
and pelvis, and having permanent external gills as well as
lungs. They inhabit the swamps, lagoons, and ditches of
the Southern United States. The more common species
) is dull lead-gray in color, and
becames two feet long.
6. [F. sir[`e]ne, properly, a siren in sense 1.] (Acoustics)
An instrument for producing musical tones and for
ascertaining the number of sound waves or vibrations per
second which produce a note of a given pitch. The sounds
are produced by a perforated rotating disk or disks. A
form with two disks operated by steam or highly compressed
air is used sounding an alarm to vessels in fog. [Written
, and syren
(m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder
mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf.
a scum on liquors.]
Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.
(Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish (Acantharchum pomotis
or Acantharchus pomotis
) of the Eastern United
States. It produces a deep grunting note.
, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in
mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for
, a large flatboat used in dredging.
. See mud cat
in the vocabulary.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine
crabs of the genus Panopeus
(Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See Flounder
(Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp; the mud-dauber
(Zo["o]l.), the fellbender.
(Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into
which sediment and mud in the water can settle for
(Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian
), found in the Southern United States.
It has persistent external gills and only the anterior
pair of legs. See Siren
(Zo["o]l.), a European frog (Pelobates fuscus
(a) The American coot (Fulica Americana
(b) The clapper rail.
, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud.
(Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish
of the genus Umbra
, as Umbra limi
. The genus is allied
to the pickerels.
, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler.
(Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus.
, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat.
, Mud tortoise
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous
species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
hymenopterous insects belonging to Pep[ae]us
, and allied
genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached,
side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings,
etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with
spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve
as food for the larva. Called also mud dauber