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n.
The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.
G
G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or model scale; -- called also sol by the Italians and French. It was also originally used as the treble clef, and has gradually changed into the character represented in the margin. See Clef. G/ (G sharp) is a tone intermediate between G and A.
Gab
n.
The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.
Gab
v. i.
The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness.
Gab
v. i.
To deceive; to lie.
Gab
v. i.
To talk idly; to prate; to chatter.
n.
A kind of coarse cloth for packing goods.
n.
Alt. of Gaberdine
n.
A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.
n.
A liar; a deceiver.
n.
One addicted to idle talk.
imp. & p. p.
of Gabble
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Gabble
v. i.
To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber.
v. i.
To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; as, gabbling fowls.
n.
Loud or rapid talk without meaning.
n.
Inarticulate sounds rapidly uttered; as of fowls.
n.
One who gabbles; a prater.
n.
A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystalline, igneous rock consisting of lamellar pyroxene (diallage) and labradorite, with sometimes chrysolite (olivine gabbro).
n.
A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.

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