bearing a sail or membrane

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Veliferous — Ve*lif er*ous, a. [L. velifer; velum a sail + ferre to bear.] Carrying or bearing sails. [Obs.] Veliferous chariots. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veliferous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • velar —   a. pertaining to soft palate; pronounced with back of tongue touching soft palate, as k, ng, etc.; n. such sound.    ♦ velate, a. having veil or velum.    ♦ velation, n. act of veiling; secrecy.    ♦ velic, a. pertaining to velum.    ♦… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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