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levelled


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Level  \Lev"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leveled}  (-[e^]ld)  or 
  {Levelled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Leveling}  or  {Levelling}.] 
  1.  To  make  level;  to  make  horizontal;  to  bring  to  the 
  condition  of  a  level  line  or  surface;  hence  to  make  flat 
  or  even  as  to  level  a  road,  a  walk,  or  a  garden. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  a  lower  level;  to  overthrow;  to  topple  down 
  to  reduce  to  a  flat  surface;  to  lower. 
 
  And  their  proud  structures  level  with  the  ground. 
  --Sandys. 
 
  He  levels  mountains  and  he  raises  plains.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  bring  to  a  horizontal  position,  as  a  gun;  hence  to 
  point  in  taking  aim  to  aim  to  direct. 
 
  Bertram  de  Gordon,  standing  on  the  castle  wall, 
  leveled  a  quarrel  out  of  a  crossbow.  --Stow. 
 
  4.  Figuratively,  to  bring  to  a  common  level  or  plane,  in 
  respect  of  rank,  condition,  character,  privilege,  etc.; 
  as  to  level  all  the  ranks  and  conditions  of  men. 
 
  5.  To  adjust  or  adapt  to  a  certain  level;  as  to  level 
  remarks  to  the  capacity  of  children. 
 
  For  all  his  mind  on  honor  fixed  is  To  which  he 
  levels  all  his  purposes.  --Spenser. 




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