DEAL . (1) . (A
See also:common Teutonic word for a
See also:part or portion, cf . Ger . Tell, and the Eng. variant " dole "), a division or part, obsolete except in such phrases as " a
See also:great deal " or " a
See also:good deal," where it equals quantity or lot . From the verb ". to deal," meaning primarily to
See also:divide into parts, come such uses as for the giving out of
See also:cards to the players in a
See also:game, or for a business transaction . (2) (Also a Teutonic word, meaning a
See also:plank or
See also:board, cf . Ger . Diele, Dutch deel), strictly a
See also:term in
See also:carpentry and
See also:joinery for a sawn plank, usually of
See also:pine or
See also:fir, 9 in. wide and 2 to 42 in. thick . (See JOINERY.) The word is also used more loosely of the
See also:timber from which such deals are cut, thus "
See also:white deal " is used of the
See also:wood of the Norway spruce, and " red deal " of the Scotch pine .
FRANCIS DEAK (FERENCZ), (1803-1876)
DEAN (Lat. decanus, derived from the Gr. 8eaa, ten)...
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