Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of dislodging, or the state of being dislodged; displacement; forcible removal.
- n. Alternative form of dislodgement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of dislodging, or the state of being dislodged.
- n. forced removal from a position of advantage
“Teh First Rule of Princesses states that 'None shall dare touch Teh Jewel Encrusted Tiara of Teh Princess nor besmirch her honour through any act which results in dislodgment from the carefully tended coiffure of Teh Princess'.”
“But the floods of the wet season maintain an unceasing cataract to its dislodgment, and then, according to the legends of the blacks, it begins to “walk about.””
“Leisurely glances at the mass of granite from which the crystal shone showed that from the ferny ledge it would be beyond reach, and that unless care was exercised in the dislodgment it might fall among a confusion of boulders far below and be lost for ever.”
“The dislodgment of any large portion of this "centering" naturally causes collapse, unless it is caught, in which case the void in the "centering" is filled from the material in the sustaining arch, and this, in turn, is filled from that above, and so on, until the stability of each arch is in turn finally established.”
“Morgan with an expression of insolence such as might well warrant the belief that he held feud with all grangers and made their discomfiture, dislodgment, and extermination the chief business of his life.”
“-- In case of Choking, a violent slap with the open hand between the shoulders of the sufferer will often effect a dislodgment.”
“If it be low down the gullet, and other means fail, its dislodgment may sometimes be effected by dashing cold water on the spine, or vomiting may be induced by an emetic of sulphate of zinc”
“Bahama Islands had become a rendezvous for pirates, and a few years later, King George the First issued a proclamation for their dislodgment.”
“As a rule, the creatures of the wilderness, too, let him strictly alone, knowing well the deadly work of his quills, which, when embedded in the flesh, sink deeper and deeper with every frantic effort toward dislodgment.”
“His place was lost, in the column he was scanning, by the dislodgment of his spectacles, which he wore well down toward the lower reaches of his nose -- it would have been out of place to speak of that organ as possessing an end or a tip, for it was much too bulbous for any such term to fit.”
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