BATTEN . (1) A
See also:term (a
See also:form of baton ") used in
See also:joinery (q.v.) for a
See also:board not more than 4 to 7 in. broad or 3 in. thick, used for various purposes, such as for strengthening or holding together laths and other
See also:work; and specially, on board
See also:ship, a
See also:strip of wood nailed to a
See also:mast to prevent rubbing, or fixing down a
See also:tarpaulin over a hatchway, in. rough
See also:weather, to keep out
See also:water . (2) A verb (the
See also:root is found in words of several Teutonic
See also:languages meaning profit or improvement, and also in the
See also:English "better" ' Mr C . A.
See also:van Ophuijsen has published (in Bijd. tot
See also:Taal-en Volken-Kunde, 1886) an interesting collection of Battak
See also:poetry . He describes a curious
See also:leaf language used by Battak lovers, in which the name of some leaf or plant is substituted for the word with which it has greatest phonetic similarity . and "
See also:boot ") meaning to improve in
See also:condition, especially in the case of animals by feeding; so, to feed gluttonously; the word is used figuratively of prospering at the expense of another .
BATTEL, or BATTELS (of uncertain origin, possibly c...
SIR WILLIAM BATTEN (floruit 1626-1667)
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