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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liver  \Liv"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  lives. 
 
  And  try  if  life  be  worth  the  liver's  care  --Prior. 
 
  2.  A  resident;  a  dweller;  as  a  liver  in  Brooklyn. 
 
  3.  One  whose  course  of  life  has  some  marked  characteristic 
  (expressed  by  an  adjective);  as  a  free  liver. 
 
  {Fast  liver},  one  who  lives  in  an  extravagant  and  dissipated 
  way 
 
  {Free  liver},  {Good  liver},  one  given  to  the  pleasures  of  the 
  table. 
 
  {Loose  liver},  a  person  who  lives  a  somewhat  dissolute  life. 
 
  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]: 
 
  Liver  \Liv"er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  glossy  ibis  ({Ibis  falcinellus});  --  said  to  have  given 
  its  name  to  the  city  of  Liverpool. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  liver 
  n  1:  large  reddish-brown  glandular  organ  located  in  the  upper 
  right  portion  of  the  abdominal  cavity;  secretes  bile  and 
  functions  in  metabolism 
  2:  liver  of  an  animal  used  as  meat 
  3:  someone  who  lives  in  a  place  "a  liver  in  cities" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Liver 
  (Heb.  kabhed  "heavy;"  hence  the  liver,  as  being  the  heaviest  of 
  the  viscera,  Ex  29:13,  22;  Lev.  3:4,  1,  10,  15)  was  burnt  upon 
  the  altar,  and  not  used  as  sacrificial  food.  In  Ezek.  21:21 
  there  is  allusion,  in  the  statement  that  the  king  of  Babylon 
  "looked  upon  the  liver,"  to  one  of  the  most  ancient  of  all  modes 
  of  divination.  The  first  recorded  instance  of  divination  (q.v.) 
  is  that  of  the  teraphim  of  Laban.  By  the  teraphim  the  LXX.  and 
  Josephus  understood  "the  liver  of  goats."  By  the  "caul  above  the 
  liver,"  in  Lev.  4:9;  7:4,  etc.,  some  understand  the  great  lobe 
  of  the  liver  itself 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LIVER,  n.  A  large  red  organ  thoughtfully  provided  by  nature  to  be 
  bilious  with  The  sentiments  and  emotions  which  every  literary 
  anatomist  now  knows  to  haunt  the  heart  were  anciently  believed  to 
  infest  the  liver;  and  even  Gascoygne,  speaking  of  the  emotional  side 
  of  human  nature,  calls  it  "our  hepaticall  parte."  It  was  at  one  time 
  considered  the  seat  of  life;  hence  its  name  --  liver,  the  thing  we 
  live  with  The  liver  is  heaven's  best  gift  to  the  goose;  without  it 
  that  bird  would  be  unable  to  supply  us  with  the  Strasbourg  _pate_. 
 
 




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