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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ruffed  \Ruffed\,  a. 
  Furnished  with  a  ruff. 
  {Ruffed  grouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  North  American  grouse  ({Bonasa 
  umbellus})  common  in  the  wooded  districts  of  the  Northern 
  United  States.  The  male  has  a  ruff  of  brown  or  black 
  feathers  on  each  side  of  the  neck,  and  is  noted  for  the 
  loud  drumming  sound  he  makes  during  the  breeding  season. 
  Called  also  {tippet  grouse},  {partridge},  {birch 
  partridge},  {pheasant},  {drummer},  and  {white-flesher}. 
  {ruffed  lemur}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  lemur  ({lemur 
  varius})  having  a  conspicuous  ruff  on  the  sides  of  the 
  head.  Its  color  is  varied  with  black  and  white.  Called 
  also  {ruffed  maucaco}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pheasant  \Pheas"ant\,  n.  [OE.  fesant,  fesaunt  OF  faisant 
  faisan,  F.  faisan,  L.  phasianus,  Gr  ?  (sc.  ?)  the  Phasian 
  bird,  pheasant,  fr  ?  a  river  in  Colchis  or  Pontus.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  large 
  gallinaceous  birds  of  the  genus  {Phasianus},  and  many 
  other  genera  of  the  family  {Phasianid[ae]},  found  chiefly 
  in  Asia. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Note:  The 
  {common,  or  English,  {pheasant}  ({Phasianus  Colchicus})  is 
  now  found  over  most  of  temperate  Europe,  but  was 
  introduced  from  Asia.  The 
  {ring-necked  pheasant}  ({P.  torquatus})  and  the 
  {green  pheasant}  ({P.  versicolor})  have  been  introduced  into 
  Oregon.  The 
  {golden  pheasant}  ({Thaumalea  picta})  is  one  of  the  most 
  beautiful  species.  The 
  {silver  pheasant}  ({Euplocamus  nychthemerus})  of  China,  and 
  several  related  species  from  Southern  Asia,  are  very 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  ruffed  grouse.  [Southern  U.S.] 
  Note:  Various  other  birds  are  locally  called  pheasants,  as 
  the  lyre  bird,  the  leipoa,  etc 
  {Fireback  pheasant}.  See  {Fireback}. 
  {Gold},  or  {Golden},  {pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  Chinese 
  pheasant  ({Thaumalea  picta}),  having  rich,  varied  colors. 
  The  crest  is  amber-colored,  the  rump  is  golden  yellow,  and 
  the  under  parts  are  scarlet. 
  {Mountain  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ruffed  grouse.  [Local, 
  {Pheasant  coucal}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  Australian  cuckoo 
  ({Centropus  phasianus}).  The  general  color  is  black,  with 
  chestnut  wings  and  brown  tail.  Called  also  {pheasant 
  cuckoo}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other  allied  species. 
  {Pheasant  duck}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  pintail. 
  b  The  hooded  merganser. 
  {Pheasant  parrot}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  and  beautiful 
  Australian  parrakeet  ({Platycercus  Adelaidensis}).  The 
  male  has  the  back  black,  the  feathers  margined  with 
  yellowish  blue  and  scarlet,  the  quills  deep  blue,  the  wing 
  coverts  and  cheeks  light  blue,  the  crown,  sides  of  the 
  neck,  breast,  and  middle  of  the  belly  scarlet. 
  {Pheasant's  eye}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  red-flowered  herb  ({Adonis  autumnalis})  of  the 
  Crowfoot  family;  --  called  also  {pheasant's-eye 
  b  The  garden  pink  ({Dianthus  plumarius});  --  called  also 
  {Pheasant's-eye  pink}. 
  {Pheasant  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  marine  univalve  shell  of  the 
  genus  {Phasianella},  of  which  numerous  species  are  found 
  in  tropical  seas.  The  shell  is  smooth  and  usually  richly 
  colored,  the  colors  often  forming  blotches  like  those  of  a 
  {Pheasant  wood}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Partridge  wood} 
  (a),  under  {Partridge}. 
  {Sea  pheasant}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pintail. 
  {Water  pheasant}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  sheldrake. 
  b  The  hooded  merganser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Gold  \Gold\  (g[=o]ld),  n.  [AS.  gold;  akin  to  D.  goud,  OS  &  G. 
  gold,  Icel.  gull,  Sw  &  Dan.  guld,  Goth.  gul[thorn],  Russ.  & 
  OSlav.  zlato;  prob.  akin  to  E.  yellow.  [root]49,  234.  See 
  {Yellow},  and  cf  {Gild},  v.  t.] 
  1.  (Chem.)  A  metallic  element,  constituting  the  most  precious 
  metal  used  as  a  common  commercial  medium  of  exchange.  It 
  has  a  characteristic  yellow  color,  is  one  of  the  heaviest 
  substances  known  (specific  gravity  19.32),  is  soft,  and 
  very  malleable  and  ductile.  It  is  quite  unalterable  by 
  heat,  moisture,  and  most  corrosive  agents,  and  therefore 
  well  suited  for  its  use  in  coin  and  jewelry.  Symbol  Au 
  (Aurum).  Atomic  weight  196.7. 
  Note:  Native  gold  contains  usually  eight  to  ten  per  cent  of 
  silver,  but  often  much  more  As  the  amount  of  silver 
  increases,  the  color  becomes  whiter  and  the  specific 
  gravity  lower.  Gold  is  very  widely  disseminated,  as  in 
  the  sands  of  many  rivers,  but  in  very  small  quantity. 
  It  usually  occurs  in  quartz  veins  (gold  quartz),  in 
  slate  and  metamorphic  rocks,  or  in  sand  and  alluvial 
  soil,  resulting  from  the  disintegration  of  such  rocks. 
  It  also  occurs  associated  with  other  metallic 
  substances,  as  in  auriferous  pyrites,  and  is  combined 
  with  tellurium  in  the  minerals  petzite,  calaverite, 
  sylvanite,  etc  Pure  gold  is  too  soft  for  ordinary  use 
  and  is  hardened  by  alloying  with  silver  and  copper,  the 
  latter  giving  a  characteristic  reddish  tinge.  [See 
  {Carat}.]  Gold  also  finds  use  in  gold  foil,  in  the 
  pigment  purple  of  Cassius,  and  in  the  chloride,  which 
  is  used  as  a  toning  agent  in  photography. 
  2.  Money;  riches;  wealth. 
  For  me  the  gold  of  France  did  not  seduce.  --Shak. 
  3.  A  yellow  color,  like  that  of  the  metal;  as  a  flower 
  tipped  with  gold. 
  4.  Figuratively,  something  precious  or  pure;  as  hearts  of 
  gold.  --Shak. 
  {Age  of  gold}.  See  {Golden  age},  under  {Golden}. 
  {Dutch  gold},  {Fool's  gold},  {Gold  dust},  etc  See  under 
  {Dutch},  {Dust},  etc 
  {Gold  amalgam},  a  mineral,  found  in  Columbia  and  California, 
  composed  of  gold  and  mercury. 
  {Gold  beater},  one  whose  occupation  is  to  beat  gold  into  gold 
  {Gold  beater's  skin},  the  prepared  outside  membrane  of  the 
  large  intestine  of  the  ox  used  for  separating  the  leaves 
  of  metal  during  the  process  of  gold-beating. 
  {Gold  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  small  gold-colored  beetle  of 
  the  family  {Chrysomelid[ae]};  --  called  also  {golden 
  {Gold  blocking},  printing  with  gold  leaf,  as  upon  a  book 
  cover,  by  means  of  an  engraved  block.  --Knight. 
  {Gold  cloth}.  See  {Cloth  of  gold},  under  {Cloth}. 
  {Gold  Coast},  a  part  of  the  coast  of  Guinea,  in  West  Africa. 
  {Gold  cradle}.  (Mining)  See  {Cradle},  n.,  7. 
  {Gold  diggings},  the  places,  or  region,  where  gold  is  found 
  by  digging  in  sand  and  gravel  from  which  it  is  separated 
  by  washing. 
  {Gold  end},  a  fragment  of  broken  gold  or  jewelry. 
  {Gold-end  man}. 
  a  A  buyer  of  old  gold  or  jewelry. 
  b  A  goldsmith's  apprentice. 
  c  An  itinerant  jeweler.  ``I  know  him  not:  he  looks  like 
  a  gold-end  man.''  --B.  Jonson 
  {Gold  fever},  a  popular  mania  for  gold  hunting. 
  {Gold  field},  a  region  in  which  are  deposits  of  gold. 
  {Gold  finder}. 
  a  One  who  finds  gold. 
  b  One  who  empties  privies.  [Obs.  &  Low]  --Swift. 
  {Gold  flower},  a  composite  plant  with  dry  and  persistent 
  yellow  radiating  involucral  scales,  the  {Helichrysum 
  St[oe]chas}  of  Southern  Europe.  There  are  many  South 
  African  species  of  the  same  genus. 
  {Gold  foil},  thin  sheets  of  gold,  as  used  by  dentists  and 
  others  See  {Gold  leaf}. 
  {Gold}  {knobs  or  knoppes}  (Bot.),  buttercups. 
  {Gold  lace},  a  kind  of  lace,  made  of  gold  thread. 
  {Gold  latten},  a  thin  plate  of  gold  or  gilded  metal. 
  {Gold  leaf},  gold  beaten  into  a  film  of  extreme  thinness,  and 
  used  for  gilding,  etc  It  is  much  thinner  than  gold  foil. 
  {Gold  lode}  (Mining),  a  gold  vein. 
  {Gold  mine},  a  place  where  gold  is  obtained  by  mining 
  operations,  as  distinguished  from  diggings,  where  it  is 
  extracted  by  washing.  Cf  {Gold  diggings}  (above). 
  {Gold  nugget},  a  lump  of  gold  as  found  in  gold  mining  or 
  digging;  --  called  also  a  {pepito}. 
  {Gold  paint}.  See  {Gold  shell}. 
  {Gold  or  Golden},  {pheasant}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under 
  {Gold  plate},  a  general  name  for  vessels,  dishes,  cups, 
  spoons,  etc.,  made  of  gold. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  large  long-tailed  gallinaceous  bird  native  to  the  Old  World 
  but  introduced  elsewhere 
  2:  (game  bird)  flesh  of  a  pheasant;  usually  braised 

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