Dictionary: SAT'URN-ITE – SAUS'AGE

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A metallic substance of recent discovery, separated from lead in torrefaction, resembling lead in its color, weight, solubility in acids, &c. but more fusible and brittle; easily scorified and volatilized. – Kirwan. Nicholson. Encyc.

SA'TYR, n. [L. satyrus; Gr. σατυρος, a monkey, a fawn.]

In mythology, a sylvan deity or demi-god, represented as a monster, half man and half goat, having horns on his head, a hairy body, with the feet and tail of a goat. Satyrs are usually found in the train of Bacchus, and have been distinguished for lasciviousness and riot. They have been represented as remarkable for their piercing eyes and keen raillery. Encyc.

SA-TY-RI'A-SIS, n. [Gr. σατυριασις. We observe in this word a connection with satire, in the sense of excitement, pungency.]

Immoderate venereal appetite. – Coxe.


A plant. – Pope.

SAUCE, n. [saus; Fr. sauce or sausse, from L. salsus, salt, from sal; Arm. saus; It. and Sp. salsa.]

  1. A mixture or composition to be eaten with food for improving its relish. High sauces and rich spices are brought from the Indies. – Baker.
  2. In New England, culinary vegetables and roots eaten with flesh. This application of the word falls in nearly with the definition. Roots, herbs, vine-fruits, and sallad-flowers … they dish up various ways, and find them very delicious sauce to their meats, both roasted and boiled, fresh and salt. – Beverly, Hist. Virginia. Sauce consisting of stewed apples, is a great article in some parts of New England; but cranberries make the most delicious sauce. To serve one the same sauce, is to retaliate one injury with another. [Vulgar.]

SAUCE, v.t.

  1. To accompany meat with something to give it a higher relish.
  2. To gratify with rich tastes; as, to sauce the palate. Shak.
  3. To intermix or accompany with any thing good, or ironically, with any thing bad. Then fell she to sauce her desires with threatenings. – Sidney. Thou say'st his meat was sauc'd with thy upbraidings. – Shak.
  4. To treat with bitter, pert or tart language. [Vulgar.]

SAUCE'-BOX, n. [saus'-box. from saucy.]

A saucy impudent fellow. – Spectator.

SAUCE'-PAN, n. [saus'-pan.]

A small pan for sauce, or a small skillet with a long handle, in which sauce or small things are boiled. – Swift.

SAUC'ER, a. [Fr. sauciere or saussiere.]

  1. A small pan in which sauce is set on a table. – Bacon.
  2. A piece of china or other ware, in which a tea cup or coffee cup is set.

SAUC'I-LY, adv. [from saucy.]

Impudently; with impertinent boldness; petulantly. – Addison.


Impudence; impertinent boldness; petulance; contempt of superiors. – Bramhall. Dryden.

SAUC'ING, ppr.

  1. Accompanying meats with something to give them a higher relish.
  2. Gratifying with rich tastes.

SAU'CISSE, or SAU'CIS-SON, n. [Fr. saucisse, a sausage, from sauce.]

In mining or gunnery, a long pipe or bag, made of cloth well pitched, or of leather, filled with powder, and extending from the chamber of the mine to the entrance of the gallery. To preserve the powder from dampness, it is generally placed in a wooden pipe. It serves to communicate fire to mines, caissons, bomb-chests, &c. Saucisson is also a long bundle of fagots or fascines, for raising batteries and other purposes. Encyc.

SAUC'Y, a. [from sauce; L. salsus, salt or salted. The use of this word leads to the primary sense of salt, which must be shooting forward, penetrating, pungent, for boldness is a shooting forward.]

  1. Impudent; bold to excess; rude; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt. It expresses more than pert; as, a saucy boy; a saucy fellow.
  2. Expressive of impudence; as, a saucy eye; saucy looks.

SAUL, n. [An old spelling of Soul.]


These words however are not used synonymously in botany.

SAUN'TER, v.i. [sànter.]

  1. To wander about idly; as, sauntering from place to place. – Dryden.
  2. To loiter; to linger. This must not run it into a lazy sauntering about ordinary things. – Locke.


One that wanders about idly.


Wandering about lazily or idly; loitering.

SAUR, n.

Soil; dirt. – Grose.

SAU'RI-A, n. [plur.]

Animals of the lizard kind; an order of reptiles. [See Saurian.]

SAU'RI-AN, a. [Gr. σαυρος, a lizard.]

Pertaining to lizards; designating an order of reptiles. – Ed. Encyc.


An order of reptiles, including all that are covered with scales, and have four legs, as the lizard.


Resembling the lizards, as sauroid fish.

SAUS'AGE, n. [Fr. saucisse; from sauce, L. salsus.]

The intestine of an animal stuffed with minced meat seasoned.