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hister


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mimic  \Mim"ic\,  Mimical  \Mim"ic*al\,  a.  [L.  mimicus  Gr  ?,  fr 
  ?  mime:  cf  F.  mimique  See  {Mime}.] 
  1.  Imitative;  mimetic. 
 
  Oft,  in  her  absence,  mimic  fancy  wakes  To  imitate 
  her  --Milton. 
 
  Man  is  of  all  creatures,  the  most  mimical.  --W. 
  Wotton. 
 
  2.  Consisting  of  or  formed  by  imitation;  imitated;  as 
  mimic  gestures.  ``Mimic  hootings.''  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  (Min.)  Imitative;  characterized  by  resemblance  to  other 
  forms;  --  applied  to  crystals  which  by  twinning  resemble 
  simple  forms  of  a  higher  grade  of  symmetry. 
 
  Note:  Mimic  often  implies  something  droll  or  ludicrous,  and 
  is  less  dignified  than  imitative. 
 
  {Mimic  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  beetle  that  feigns  death  when 
  disturbed,  esp.  the  species  of  {Hister}  and  allied  genera.