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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liver  \Liv"er\,  n.  [AS.  lifer;  akin  to  D.  liver,  G.  leber,  OHG. 
  lebara,  Icel.  lifr,  Sw  lefver,  and  perh.  to  Gr  ?  fat,  E. 
  live,  v.]  (Anat.) 
  A  very  large  glandular  and  vascular  organ  in  the  visceral 
  cavity  of  all  vertebrates. 
 
  Note:  Most  of  the  venous  blood  from  the  alimentary  canal 
  passes  through  it  on  its  way  back  to  the  heart;  and  it 
  secretes  the  bile,  produces  glycogen,  and  in  other  ways 
  changes  the  blood  which  passes  through  it  In  man  it  is 
  situated  immediately  beneath  the  diaphragm  and  mainly 
  on  the  right  side  See  {Bile},  {Digestive},  and 
  {Glycogen}.  The  liver  of  invertebrate  animals  is 
  usually  made  up  of  c[ae]cal  tubes,  and  differs 
  materially,  in  form  and  function,  from  that  of 
  vertebrates. 
 
  {Floating  liver}.  See  {Wandering  liver},  under  {Wandering}. 
 
 
  {Liver  of  antimony},  {Liver  of  sulphur}.  (Old  Chem.)  See 
  {Hepar}. 
 
  {Liver  brown},  {Liver  color},  the  color  of  liver,  a  dark, 
  reddish  brown. 
 
  {Liver  shark}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  shark  ({Cetorhinus 
  maximus}),  inhabiting  the  northern  coasts  both  of  Europe 
  and  North  America.  It  sometimes  becomes  forty  feet  in 
  length,  being  one  of  the  largest  sharks  known  but  it  has 
  small  simple  teeth,  and  is  not  dangerous.  It  is  captured 
  for  the  sake  of  its  liver,  which  often  yields  several 
  barrels  of  oil.  It  has  gill  rakers,  resembling  whalebone, 
  by  means  of  which  it  separates  small  animals  from  the  sea 
  water.  Called  also  {basking  shark},  {bone  shark}, 
  {hoemother},  {homer},  and  {sailfish} 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoemother  \Hoe"moth`er\,  n.  [A  local  Orkney  name  cf  Icel. 
  h[=a]r.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  basking  or  liver  shark;  --  called  also  {homer}.  See 
  {Liver  shark},  under  {Liver}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homer  \Hom"er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  carrier  pigeon  remarkable  for  its  ability  to  return  home 
  from  a  distance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homer  \Ho"mer\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Hoemother}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homer  \Ho"mer\,  n.  [Heb.  kh[=o]mer.] 
  A  Hebrew  measure  containing,  as  a  liquid  measure,  ten  baths, 
  equivalent  to  fifty-five  gallons,  two  quarts,  one  pint;  and 
  as  a  dry  measure,  ten  ephahs,  equivalent  to  six  bushels,  two 
  pecks,  four  quarts.  [Written  also  {chomer},  {gomer}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homer 
  n  1:  a  base  hit  on  which  the  batter  scores  a  run  [syn:  {home  run}] 
  2:  Greek  epic  poet  (circa  850  B.C.)  who  is  believed  to  have 
  written  the  Iliad  and  the  Odyssey  [syn:  {Homer}] 
  3:  an  ancient  Hebrew  unit  of  capacity  equal  to  10  baths  or  10 
  ephahs  [syn:  {kor}] 
  4:  pigeon  trained  to  return  home  [syn:  {homing  pigeon}] 
  v  :  hit  a  home  run 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Homer,  AK  (city,  FIPS  33140) 
  Location:  59.63546  N,  151.52217  W 
  Population  (1990):  3660  (1673  housing  units) 
  Area:  28.3  sq  km  (land),  40.8  sq  km  (water) 
  Homer,  GA  (town,  FIPS  39720) 
  Location:  34.33382  N,  83.49967  W 
  Population  (1990):  742  (332  housing  units) 
  Area:  24.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  30547 
  Homer,  IL  (village,  FIPS  35814) 
  Location:  40.03189  N,  87.95893  W 
  Population  (1990):  1264  (516  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61849 
  Homer,  LA  (town,  FIPS  35870) 
  Location:  32.79357  N,  93.05868  W 
  Population  (1990):  4152  (1800  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  71040 
  Homer,  MI  (village,  FIPS  38920) 
  Location:  42.14547  N,  84.80998  W 
  Population  (1990):  1758  (685  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.5  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49245 
  Homer,  NE  (village,  FIPS  22920) 
  Location:  42.32197  N,  96.49110  W 
  Population  (1990):  553  (208  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Homer,  NY  (village,  FIPS  35276) 
  Location:  42.63781  N,  76.18356  W 
  Population  (1990):  3476  (1379  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  13077 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Homer 
  heap,  the  largest  of  dry  measures,  containing  about  8  bushels  or 
  1  quarter  English  =  10  ephahs  (Lev.  27:16;  Num.  11:32)  =  a  COR. 
  (See  {OMER}.) 
 
  "Half  a  homer,"  a  grain  measure  mentioned  only  in  Hos.  3:2. 
 




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