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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yellow  \Yel"low\,  a.  [Compar.  {Yellower};  superl.  {Yellowest}.] 
  [OE.  yelow,  yelwe  [yogh]elow,  [yogh]eoluw,  from  AS  geolu 
  akin  to  D.  geel,  OS  &  OHG.  gelo,  G.  gelb,  Icel.  gulr,  Sw 
  gul,  Dan.  guul,  L.  helvus  light  bay,  Gr  ?  young  verdure,  ? 
  greenish  yellow,  Skr.  hari  tawny,  yellowish.  ???.  Cf 
  {Chlorine},  {Gall}  a  bitter  liquid,  {Gold},  {Yolk}.] 
  Being  of  a  bright  saffronlike  color;  of  the  color  of  gold  or 
  brass;  having  the  hue  of  that  part  of  the  rainbow,  or  of  the 
  solar  spectrum,  which  is  between  the  orange  and  the  green. 
 
  Her  yellow  hair  was  browded  [braided]  in  a  tress. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  A  sweaty  reaper  from  his  tillage  brought  First  fruits, 
  the  green  ear  and  the  yellow  sheaf.  --Milton. 
 
  The  line  of  yellow  light  dies  fast  away  --Keble. 
 
  {Yellow  atrophy}  (Med.),  a  fatal  affection  of  the  liver,  in 
  which  it  undergoes  fatty  degeneration,  and  becomes  rapidly 
  smaller  and  of  a  deep  yellow  tinge.  The  marked  symptoms 
  are  black  vomit,  delirium,  convulsions,  coma,  and 
  jaundice. 
 
  {Yellow  bark},  calisaya  bark. 
 
  {Yellow  bass}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  North  American  fresh-water  bass 
  ({Morone  interrupta})  native  of  the  lower  parts  of  the 
  Mississippi  and  its  tributaries.  It  is  yellow,  with 
  several  more  or  less  broken  black  stripes  or  bars.  Called 
  also  {barfish}. 
 
  {Yellow  berry}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Persian  berry},  under 
  {Persian}. 
 
  {Yellow  boy},  a  gold  coin,  as  a  guinea.  [Slang]  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  {Yellow  brier}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Brier}. 
 
  {Yellow  bugle}  (Bot.),  a  European  labiate  plant  ({Ajuga 
  Cham[ae]pitys}). 
 
  {Yellow  bunting}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  yellow-hammer. 
 
  {Yellow  cat}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  yellow  catfish;  especially,  the 
  bashaw. 
 
  {Yellow  copperas}  (Min.),  a  hydrous  sulphate  of  iron;  -- 
  called  also  {copiapite}. 
 
  {Yellow  copper  ore},  a  sulphide  of  copper  and  iron;  copper 
  pyrites.  See  {Chalcopyrite}. 
 
  {Yellow  cress}  (Bot.),  a  yellow-flowered,  cruciferous  plant 
  ({Barbarea  pr[ae]cox}),  sometimes  grown  as  a  salad  plant. 
 
 
  {Yellow  dock}.  (Bot.)  See  the  Note  under  {Dock}. 
 
  {Yellow  earth},  a  yellowish  clay,  colored  by  iron,  sometimes 
  used  as  a  yellow  pigment. 
 
  {Yellow  fever}  (Med.),  a  malignant,  contagious,  febrile 
  disease  of  warm  climates,  attended  with  jaundice, 
  producing  a  yellow  color  of  the  skin,  and  with  the  black 
  vomit.  See  {Black  vomit},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Yellow  flag},  the  quarantine  flag.  See  under  {Quarantine}, 
  and  3d  {Flag}. 
 
  {Yellow  jack}. 
  a  The  yellow  fever.  See  under  2d  {Jack}. 
  b  The  quarantine  flag.  See  under  {Quarantine}. 
 
  {Yellow  jacket}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  American  social  wasps  of  the  genus  {Vespa},  in  which  the 
  color  of  the  body  is  partly  bright  yellow.  These  wasps  are 
  noted  for  their  irritability,  and  for  their  painful 
  stings. 
 
  {Yellow  lead  ore}  (Min.),  wulfenite. 
 
  {Yellow  lemur}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  kinkajou. 
 
  {Yellow  macauco}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  kinkajou. 
 
  {Yellow  mackerel}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  jurel. 
 
  {Yellow  metal}.  Same  as  {Muntz  metal},  under  {Metal}. 
 
  {Yellow  ocher}  (Min.),  an  impure,  earthy  variety  of  brown 
  iron  ore,  which  is  used  as  a  pigment. 
 
  {Yellow  oxeye}  (Bot.),  a  yellow-flowered  plant 
  ({Chrysanthemum  segetum})  closely  related  to  the  oxeye 
  daisy. 
 
  {Yellow  perch}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  American  perch.  See 
  {Perch}. 
 
  {Yellow  pike}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  wall-eye. 
 
  {Yellow  pine}  (Bot.),  any  of  several  kinds  of  pine;  also 
  their  yellowish  and  generally  durable  timber.  Among  the 
  most  common  are  valuable  species  are  {Pinus  mitis}  and  {P. 
  palustris}  of  the  Eastern  and  Southern  States,  and  {P. 
  ponderosa}  and  {P.  Arizonica}  of  the  Rocky  Mountains  and 
  Pacific  States. 
 
  {Yellow  plover}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  golden  plover. 
 
  {Yellow  precipitate}  (Med.  Chem.),  an  oxide  of  mercury  which 
  is  thrown  down  as  an  amorphous  yellow  powder  on  adding 
  corrosive  sublimate  to  limewater. 
 
  {Yellow  puccoon}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Orangeroot}. 
 
  {Yellow  rail}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  American  rail  ({Porzana 
  Noveboracensis})  in  which  the  lower  parts  are  dull  yellow, 
  darkest  on  the  breast.  The  back  is  streaked  with  brownish 
  yellow  and  with  black,  and  spotted  with  white.  Called  also 
  {yellow  crake}. 
 
  {Yellow  rattle},  {Yellow  rocket}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Rattle}, 
  and  {Rocket}. 
 
  {Yellow  Sally}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  greenish  or  yellowish  European 
  stone  fly  of  the  genus  {Chloroperla};  --  so  called  by 
  anglers. 
 
  {Yellow  sculpin}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  dragonet. 
 
  {Yellow  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  West  Indian  boa  ({Chilobothrus 
  inornatus})  common  in  Jamaica.  It  becomes  from  eight  to 
  ten  long.  The  body  is  yellowish  or  yellowish  green,  mixed 
  with  black,  and  anteriorly  with  black  lines. 
 
  {Yellow  spot}. 
  a  (Anat.)  A  small  yellowish  spot  with  a  central  pit,  the 
  fovea  centralis,  in  the  center  of  the  retina  where  vision 
  is  most  accurate.  See  {Eye}. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  American  butterfly  ({Polites  Peckius}) 
  of  the  Skipper  family.  Its  wings  are  brownish,  with  a 
  large  irregular,  bright  yellow  spot  on  each  of  the  hind 
  wings,  most  conspicuous  beneath.  Called  also  {Peck's 
  skipper}.  See  Illust.  under  {Skipper},  n.,  5. 
 
  {Yellow  tit}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  crested  titmice  of  the  genus  {Machlolophus},  native  of 
  India.  The  predominating  colors  of  the  plumage  are  yellow 
  and  green. 
 
  {Yellow  viper}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  fer-de-lance. 
 
  {Yellow  warbler}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  American  warblers  of  the  genus  {Dendroica}  in  which  the 
  predominant  color  is  yellow,  especially  {D.  [ae]stiva}, 
  which  is  a  very  abundant  and  familiar  species;  --  called 
  also  {garden  warbler},  {golden  warbler},  {summer 
  yellowbird},  {summer  warbler},  and  {yellow-poll  warbler}. 
 
 
  {Yellow  wash}  (Pharm.),  yellow  oxide  of  mercury  suspended  in 
  water,  --  a  mixture  prepared  by  adding  corrosive  sublimate 
  to  limewater. 
 
  {Yellow  wren}  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  European  willow  warbler. 
  b  The  European  wood  warbler. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yellow  \Yel"low\,  n. 
  1.  A  bright  golden  color,  reflecting  more  light  than  any 
  other  except  white;  the  color  of  that  part  of  the  spectrum 
  which  is  between  the  orange  and  green.  ``A  long  motley 
  coat  guarded  with  yellow.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  yellow  pigment. 
 
  {Cadmium  yellow},  {Chrome  yellow},  {Indigo  yellow},  {King's 
  yellow},  etc  See  under  {Cadmium},  {Chrome},  etc 
 
  {Naples  yellow},  a  yellow  amorphous  pigment,  used  in  oil, 
  porcelain,  and  enamel  painting,  consisting  of  a  basic  lead 
  metantimonate,  obtained  by  fusing  together  tartar  emetic 
  lead  nitrate,  and  common  salt. 
 
  {Patent  yellow}  (Old  Chem.),  a  yellow  pigment  consisting 
  essentially  of  a  lead  oxychloride;  --  called  also 
  {Turner's  yellow}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yellow  \Yel"low\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Yellowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Yellowing}.] 
  To  make  yellow;  to  cause  to  have  a  yellow  tinge  or  color;  to 
  dye  yellow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yellow  \Yel"low\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  yellow  or  yellower. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yellow  \Yel"low\,  a. 
  1.  Cowardly;  hence  dishonorable;  mean  contemptible;  as  he 
  has  a  yellow  streak.  [Slang] 
 
  2.  Sensational;  --  said  of  some  newspapers,  their  makers, 
  etc.;  as  yellow  journal,  journalism,  etc  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oak  \Oak\  ([=o]k),  n.  [OE.  oke,  ok  ak  AS  [=a]c;  akin  to  D. 
  eik,  G.  eiche,  OHG.  eih,  Icel.  eik,  Sw  ek  Dan.  eeg.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Any  tree  or  shrub  of  the  genus  {Quercus}.  The  oaks 
  have  alternate  leaves,  often  variously  lobed,  and 
  staminate  flowers  in  catkins.  The  fruit  is  a  smooth  nut, 
  called  an  {acorn},  which  is  more  or  less  inclosed  in  a 
  scaly  involucre  called  the  cup  or  cupule.  There  are  now 
  recognized  about  three  hundred  species,  of  which  nearly 
  fifty  occur  in  the  United  States,  the  rest  in  Europe, 
  Asia,  and  the  other  parts  of  North  America,  a  very  few 
  barely  reaching  the  northern  parts  of  South  America  and 
  Africa.  Many  of  the  oaks  form  forest  trees  of  grand 
  proportions  and  live  many  centuries.  The  wood  is  usually 
  hard  and  tough,  and  provided  with  conspicuous  medullary 
  rays,  forming  the  silver  grain. 
 
  2.  The  strong  wood  or  timber  of  the  oak. 
 
  Note:  Among  the  true  oaks  in  America  are: 
 
  {Barren  oak},  or 
 
  {Black-jack},  {Q.  nigra}. 
 
  {Basket  oak},  {Q.  Michauxii}. 
 
  {Black  oak},  {Q.  tinctoria};  --  called  also  {yellow}  or 
  {quercitron  oak}. 
 
  {Bur  oak}  (see  under  {Bur}.),  {Q.  macrocarpa};  --  called  also 
  {over-cup}  or  {mossy-cup  oak}. 
 
  {Chestnut  oak},  {Q.  Prinus}  and  {Q.  densiflora}. 
 
  {Chinquapin  oak}  (see  under  {Chinquapin}),  {Q.  prinoides}. 
 
  {Coast  live  oak},  {Q.  agrifolia},  of  California;  --  also 
  called  {enceno}. 
 
  {Live  oak}  (see  under  {Live}),  {Q.  virens},  the  best  of  all 
  for  shipbuilding;  also  {Q.  Chrysolepis},  of  California. 
 
 
  {Pin  oak}.  Same  as  {Swamp  oak}. 
 
  {Post  oak},  {Q.  obtusifolia}. 
 
  {Red  oak},  {Q.  rubra}. 
 
  {Scarlet  oak},  {Q.  coccinea}. 
 
  {Scrub  oak},  {Q.  ilicifolia},  {Q.  undulata},  etc 
 
  {Shingle  oak},  {Q.  imbricaria}. 
 
  {Spanish  oak},  {Q.  falcata}. 
 
  {Swamp  Spanish  oak},  or 
 
  {Pin  oak},  {Q.  palustris}. 
 
  {Swamp  white  oak},  {Q.  bicolor}. 
 
  {Water  oak},  {Q.  aguatica}. 
 
  {Water  white  oak},  {Q.  lyrata}. 
 
  {Willow  oak},  {Q.  Phellos}.  Among  the  true  oaks  in  Europe 
  are: 
 
  {Bitter  oak},  or 
 
  {Turkey  oak},  {Q.  Cerris}  (see  {Cerris}). 
 
  {Cork  oak},  {Q.  Suber}. 
 
  {English  white  oak},  {Q.  Robur}. 
 
  {Evergreen  oak}, 
 
  {Holly  oak},  or 
 
  {Holm  oak},  {Q.  Ilex}. 
 
  {Kermes  oak},  {Q.  coccifera}. 
 
  {Nutgall  oak},  {Q.  infectoria}. 
 
  Note:  Among  plants  called  oak,  but  not  of  the  genus 
  {Quercus},  are: 
 
  {African  oak},  a  valuable  timber  tree  ({Oldfieldia 
  Africana}). 
 
  {Australian,  or  She},  {oak},  any  tree  of  the  genus 
  {Casuarina}  (see  {Casuarina}). 
 
  {Indian  oak},  the  teak  tree  (see  {Teak}). 
 
  {Jerusalem  oak}.  See  under  {Jerusalem}. 
 
  {New  Zealand  oak},  a  sapindaceous  tree  ({Alectryon 
  excelsum}). 
 
  {Poison  oak},  the  poison  ivy.  See  under  {Poison}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pyrites  \Py*ri"tes\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  fire.  See  {Pyre}.] 
  (Min.) 
  A  name  given  to  a  number  of  metallic  minerals,  sulphides  of 
  iron,  copper,  cobalt,  nickel,  and  tin,  of  a  white  or 
  yellowish  color. 
 
  Note:  The  term  was  originally  applied  to  the  mineral  pyrite, 
  or  iron  pyrites,  in  allusion  to  its  giving  sparks  when 
  struck  with  steel. 
 
  {Arsenical  pyrites},  arsenopyrite. 
 
  {Auriferous  pyrites}.  See  under  {Auriferous}. 
 
  {Capillary  pyrites},  millerite. 
 
  {Common  pyrites},  isometric  iron  disulphide;  pyrite. 
 
  {Hair  pyrites},  millerite. 
 
  {Iron  pyrites}.  See  {Pyrite}. 
 
  {Magnetic  pyrites},  pyrrhotite. 
 
  {Tin  pyrites},  stannite. 
 
  {White  iron  pyrites},  orthorhombic  iron  disulphide; 
  marcasite.  This  includes  cockscomb  pyrites  (a  variety  of 
  marcasite,  named  in  allusion  to  its  form),  spear  pyrites, 
  etc 
 
  {Yellow},  or  {Copper},  {pyrites},  the  sulphide  of  copper  and 
  iron;  chalcopyrite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  yellow 
  adj  1:  similar  to  the  color  of  an  egg  yolk  [syn:  {yellowish}] 
  2:  (informal)  easily  frightened  [syn:  {chicken},  {chickenhearted}, 
  {lily-livered},  {white-livered},  {yellow-bellied}] 
  3:  changed  to  a  yellowish  color  by  age;  "yellowed  parchment" 
  [syn:  {yellowed}] 
  4:  typical  of  tabloids;  "sensational  journalistic  reportage  of 
  the  scandal";  "yellow  journalism"  [syn:  {scandalmongering}, 
  {sensationalistic},  {yellow(a)}] 
  5:  (archaic)  showing  or  experiencing  a  state  of  disordered 
  feeling  or  distorted  judgment  as  through  bitterness  or 
  melancholy;  "all  looks  yellow  to  the  jaundiced 
  eye"-Alexander  Pope  [syn:  {jaundiced}] 
  6:  cowardly  or  treacherous;  "the  little  yellow  stain  of 
  treason"-M.W.Straight;  "too  yellow  to  stand  and  fight" 
  7:  affected  by  jaundice  which  causes  yellowing  of  skin  etc 
  [syn:  {jaundiced}] 
  n  :  the  quality  or  state  of  the  chromatic  color  resembling  the 
  hue  of  sunflowers  or  ripe  lemons  [syn:  {yellowness}] 
  v  :  turn  yellow;  "The  pages  of  the  book  began  to  yellow" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Yellow 
 
  A  language  from  {SRI}  proposed  to  meet  the  {Ironman} 
  requirements  which  led  to  {Ada}. 
 
  ["On  the  YELLOW  Language  Submitted  to  the  DoD",  E.W.  Dijkstra 
  SIGPLAN  Notices  13(10):22-26,  Oct  1978]. 
 
  (1994-11-09) 
 
 




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