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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Silversides  \Sil"ver*sides`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  small  fishes  of  the  family 
  {Atherinid[ae]},  having  a  silvery  stripe  along  each  side  of 
  the  body.  The  common  species  of  the  American  coast  ({Menidia 
  notata})  is  very  abundant.  Called  also  {silverside},  {sand 
  smelt},  {friar},  {tailor},  and  {tinker}. 
 
  {Brook  silversides}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  fresh-water  North 
  American  fish  ({Labadesthes  sicculus})  related  to  the 
  marine  silversides. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Friar  \Fri"ar\,  n.  [OR.  frere,  F.  fr[`e]re  brother,  friar,  fr 
  L.  frater  brother.  See  {Brother}.] 
  1.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  brother  or  member  of  any  religious  order 
  but  especially  of  one  of  the  four  mendicant  orders  viz: 
  {(a)  Minors,  Gray  Friars,  or  Franciscans.}  {(b) 
  Augustines}.  {(c)  Dominicans  or  Black  Friars.}  {(d)  White 
  Friars  or  Carmelites.}  See  these  names  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  A  white  or  pale  patch  on  a  printed  page. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  American  fish;  the  silversides. 
 
  {Friar  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Australian  bird  ({Tropidorhynchus 
  corniculatus}),  having  the  head  destitute  of  feathers;  -- 
  called  also  {coldong},  {leatherhead},  {pimlico};  {poor 
  soldier},  and  {four-o'clock}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to 
  several  other  species  of  the  same  genus. 
 
  {Friar's  balsam}  (Med.),  a  stimulating  application  for  wounds 
  and  ulcers,  being  an  alcoholic  solution  of  benzoin, 
  styrax,  tolu  balsam,  and  aloes;  compound  tincture  of 
  benzoin.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  {Friar's  cap}  (Bot.),  the  monkshood. 
 
  {Friar's  cowl}  (Bot.),  an  arumlike  plant  ({Arisarum  vulgare}) 
  with  a  spathe  or  involucral  leaf  resembling  a  cowl. 
 
  {Friar's  lantern},  the  ignis  fatuus  or  Will-o'-the-wisp. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {Friar  skate}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  white  or  sharpnosed 
  skate  ({Raia  alba});  --  called  also  {Burton  skate}, 
  {border  ray},  {scad},  and  {doctor}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  friar 
  n  :  a  male  religious  of  an  order  of  mendicant  preachers  of  the 
  gospel  [syn:  {mendicant}] 




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