American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A call on a trumpet or cornet signaling the ceremonial exits and entrances of actors in Elizabethan drama.
- n. Any of several barracudas, especially Sphyraena borealis, of the western Atlantic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A particular set of tones on a trumpet or cornet, different from a flourish. The word occurs chiefly in the stage directions of old plays.
- n. Same as sennight.
- n. The European barracuda.
- n. a signal call given on a cornet or trumpet, given for entrance on or exit from a theatrical stage
- n. The barracuda.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage.
- n. (Zoöl.) The barracuda.
- Probably an alteration of the obsolete signet, 'signal'. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps variant of signet.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The priest first bandaged a fillet of red parrot feathers under the god's chin, which was called his pahau or beard; this bandage was made of a certain kind of sennet, which was tied on in a peculiar way.”
“Some artist show them wearing sennet hats but as the Perry figures have caps I will stick with these.”
“Fortunately, though, the dog-fish had not done quite so much harm as he might; and, after mending a few rents by tying them together with pieces of sennet, which the old sailor had taken the precaution of having ready for such purpose beforehand, the trawl-net was as good as ever, allowing them to "shoot" it again for another dredge.”
“The lower ends of the ridge poles, which sloped down from the top at an angle of some fifteen degrees, were then firmly fastened to the posts placed in the holes dug for them and lashed together with stout seizings of rope and sennet, so strongly that it would almost have taken a hurricane to have blown them away.”
“He was a misanthropist at the unjust inequality that existed in the conditions of life, and often sung a verse of his own composition which gave him intense satisfaction, as he chanted it while sewing sails or making sennet.”
“Last Saturday sennet, abaut seun in the evening (twas lownd and fraaze hard) the stars twinkled, and the setting moon cast gigantic shadows.”
“There were packages of baked fish, and dried fish, and of many other things which looked uncleanly and disgusting; but no matter what the package was, the leaf of the Ti tree was invariably the wrapping, tied round with sennet, the coarse fibre obtained from the husk of the cocoa-nut.”
“1881 Chequered Career 92 These young gentlemen are to be seen. .making sennet, the latter amusement being on a par with picking oakum.attrib. and Comb.”
“[A hall in Black-Friars.] [Trumpets, sennet, and cornets.”
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