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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Umber  \Um"ber\,  n.  [F.  ombre  ocherous  ore  of  iron,  terre 
  d'ombre,  It  terra  d'ombra,  literally,  earth  of  shadow  or 
  shade,  L.  umbra  shadow,  shade.  Cf  {Umber},  3  &  4, 
  {Umbrage}.] 
  1.  (Paint.)  A  brown  or  reddish  pigment  used  in  both  oil  and 
  water  colors,  obtained  from  certain  natural  clays 
  variously  colored  by  the  oxides  of  iron  and  manganese.  It 
  is  commonly  heated  or  burned  before  being  used  and  is 
  then  called  {burnt  umber};  when  not  heated,  it  is  called 
  {raw  umber}.  See  {Burnt  umber},  below. 
 
  2.  An  umbrere.  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  [F.  ombre,  umbre,  L.  umbra.]  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Grayling},  1. 
 
  4.  [Cf.  NL  scopus  umbretta,  F.  ombrette;  probably  fr  L. 
  umbra  shade,  in  allusion  to  its  dark  brown  color.  See 
  {Umber}  a  pigment.]  (Zo["o]l.)  An  African  wading  bird 
  ({Scopus  umbretta})  allied  to  the  storks  and  herons.  It  is 
  dull  dusky  brown,  and  has  a  large  occipital  crest.  Called 
  also  {umbrette},  {umbre},  and  {umber  bird}. 
 
  {Burnt  umber}  (Paint.),  a  pigment  made  by  burning  raw  umber, 
  which  is  changed  by  this  process  from  an  olive  brown  to  a 
  bright  reddish  brown. 
 
  {Cologne},  or  {German},  {umber},  a  brown  pigment  obtained 
  from  lignite.  See  {Cologne  earth}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  German  \Ger"man\,  a.  [L.  Germanus  See  {German},  n.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Germany. 
 
  {German  Baptists}.  See  {Dunker}. 
 
  {German  bit},  a  wood-boring  tool,  having  a  long  elliptical 
  pod  and  a  scew  point. 
 
  {German  carp}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  crucian  carp. 
 
  {German  millet}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  millet  ({Setaria  Italica}, 
  var.),  whose  seed  is  sometimes  used  for  food. 
 
  {German  paste},  a  prepared  food  for  caged  birds. 
 
  {German  process}  (Metal.),  the  process  of  reducing  copper  ore 
  in  a  blast  furnace,  after  roasting,  if  necessary. 
  --Raymond. 
 
  {German  sarsaparilla},  a  substitute  for  sarsaparilla  extract. 
 
 
  {German  sausage},  a  polony,  or  gut  stuffed  with  meat  partly 
  cooked. 
 
  {German  silver}  (Chem.),  a  silver-white  alloy,  hard  and 
  tough,  but  malleable  and  ductile,  and  quite  permanent  in 
  the  air.  It  contains  nickel,  copper,  and  zinc  in  varying 
  proportions,  and  was  originally  made  from  old  copper  slag 
  at  Henneberg  A  small  amount  of  iron  is  sometimes  added  to 
  make  it  whiter  and  harder.  It  is  essentially  identical 
  with  the  Chinese  alloy  {packfong}.  It  was  formerly  much 
  used  for  tableware,  knife  handles,  frames,  cases,  bearings 
  of  machinery,  etc.,  but  is  now  largely  superseded  by  other 
  white  alloys. 
 
  {German  steel}  (Metal.),  a  metal  made  from  bog  iron  ore  in  a 
  forge,  with  charcoal  for  fuel. 
 
  {German  text}  (Typog.),  a  character  resembling  modern  German 
  type  used  in  English  printing  for  ornamental  headings, 
  etc.,  as  in  the  words 
 
  Note:  This  line  is  German  Text. 
 
  {German  tinder}.  See  {Amadou}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  German  \Ger"man\,  a.  [OE.  german,  germain,  F.  germain,  fr  L. 
  germanus  full,  own  (said  of  brothers  and  sisters  who  have  the 
  same  parents);  akin  to  germen  germ.  Cf  {Germ},  {Germane}.] 
  Nearly  related;  closely  akin. 
 
  Wert  thou  a  leopard,  thou  wert  german  to  the  lion. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Brother  german}.  See  {Brother  german}. 
 
  {Cousins  german}.  See  the  Note  under  {Cousin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  German  \Ger"man\,  n.;  pl  {Germans}[L.  Germanus  prob.  of  Celtis 
  origin.] 
  1.  A  native  or  one  of  the  people  of  Germany. 
 
  2.  The  German  language. 
 
  3. 
  a  A  round  dance,  often  with  a  waltz  movement,  abounding 
  in  capriciosly  involved  figures. 
  b  A  social  party  at  which  the  german  is  danced. 
 
  {High  German},  the  Teutonic  dialect  of  Upper  or  Southern 
  Germany,  --  comprising  Old  High  German,  used  from  the  8th 
  to  the  11th  century;  Middle  H.  G.,  from  the  12th  to  the 
  15th  century;  and  Modern  or  New  H.  G.,  the  language  of 
  Luther's  Bible  version  and  of  modern  German  literature. 
  The  dialects  of  Central  Germany,  the  basis  of  the  modern 
  literary  language,  are  often  called  Middle  German,  and  the 
  Southern  German  dialects  Upper  German;  but  High  German  is 
  also  used  to  cover  both  groups. 
 
  {Low  German},  the  language  of  Northern  Germany  and  the 
  Netherlands,  --  including  {Friesic};  {Anglo-Saxon}  or 
  {Saxon};  {Old  Saxon};  {Dutch}  or  {Low  Dutch},  with  its 
  dialect,  {Flemish};  and  {Plattdeutsch}  (called  also  {Low 
  German}),  spoken  in  many  dialects. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  German 
  adj  1:  of  or  pertaining  to  or  characteristic  of  Germany  or  its 
  people  or  language;  "German  philosophers";  "German 
  universities";  "German  literature"  [syn:  {German}] 
  2:  of  a  more  or  less  German  nature;  somewhat  German;  "Germanic 
  peoples";  "his  Germanic  nature";  "formidable  volumes 
  Teutonic  in  their  thoroughness  [syn:  {German},  {Germanic}, 
  {Teutonic}] 
  n  1:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Germany  [syn:  {German}] 
  2:  the  standard  German  language;  developed  historically  from 
  West  Germanic  [syn:  {German},  {High  German},  {German 
  language}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  German 
 
    \j*r'mn\  A  human  language  written  (in  latin 
  alphabet)  and  spoken  in  Germany,  Austria  and  parts  of 
  Switzerland. 
 
  German  writing  normally  uses  four  non-{ASCII}  characters: 
  "",  the  first  three  have  umlauts"  (two  dots  over  the 
  top):  A  O  and  U  and  the  last  is  a  double-S  ("scharfes  S") 
  which  looks  like  the  Greek  letter  beta  (except  in  capitalised 
  words  where  it  should  be  written  "SS").  These  can  be  written 
  in  ASCII  in  several  ways,  the  most  common  are  ae  oe  ue  AE  OE 
  UE  ss  or  sz  and  the  {TeX}  versions  "a  "o  "u  "A  "O  "U  "s. 
 
  See  also  {ABEND},  {blinkenlights},  {DAU},  {DIN},  {gedanken}, 
  {GMD},  {kluge}. 
 
  {Usenet}  newsgroup:  {news:soc.culture.german}. 
  {(ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/soc.answers/german-faq)}, 
  {(ftp://alice.fmi.uni-passau.de/pub/dictionaries/german.dat.Z)}. 
 
  (1995-03-31) 
 
 




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