Webster 1913 Edition
One who, or that which, lives.
And try if life be worth the
A resident; a dweller;
One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective);
as, a free.
one who lives in an extravagant and dissipated way.–
one given to the pleasures of the table.–
a person who lives a somewhat dissolute life.
lifer; akin to D.
lefver, and perh. to Gr. [GREEK] fat, E.
A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.
☞ Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal passes through it on its way back to the heart; and it secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways changes the blood which passes through it. In man it is situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly on the right side. See
Glycogen. The liver of invertebrate animals is usually made up of cæcal tubes, and differs materially, in form and function, from that of vertebrates.
Wandering liver, under
Liver of antimony,
Liver of sulphur
the color of liver, a dark, reddish brown.–
a very large shark (. –
Cetorhinus maximus), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured for the sake of its liver, which often yields several barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone, by means of which it separates small animals from the sea water. Called also
sailfish; it is sometimes referred to as
whale shark, but that name is more commonly used for the
Rhincodon typus, which grows even larger
yellowish brown patches on the skin, or spots of chloasma.
The glossy ibis (
Ibis falcinellus); – said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.
Webster 1828 Edition
And try if life be worth the liver's care.
It is often used with a word of qualification; as a high liver; a loose liver, &c.
A viscus or intestine of considerable size and of a reddish color, convex on the anterior and superior side, and of an unequal surface on the inferior and posterior side. It is situated under the false ribs, in the right hypochondrium. It consists of two lobes, of a glandular substance, and destined for the secretion of the bile.