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Eng´lish
a.1.Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.
English bond
(Arch.) See Congou.
English horn
(Mus.) See Corno Inglese.
English walnut
(Bot.) See under Walnut.
n.1.Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons.
2.The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries.
3.A kind of printing type, in size between Pica and Great Primer. See Type.
4.(Billiards) A twist or spinning motion given to a ball in striking it that influences the direction it will take after touching a cushion or another ball.
The King's English
See under King.
v. t.1.To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
[imp. & p. p. Englished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Englishing.]
Those gracious acts . . . may be Englished more properly, acts of fear and dissimulation.
- Milton.
Caxton does not care to alter the French forms and words in the book which he was Englishing.
- T. L. K. Oliphant.
2.(Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning motion, that influences its direction after impact on another ball or the cushion.

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