from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Seton, Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Known as "Mother Seton.” 1774-1821. American religious leader. A widowed mother of five, she converted to Catholicism (1805), opened a parochial school in Maryland, and founded a religious order, the Sisters of Charity (1809). She was the first native-born American to be canonized (1975).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A few silk threads or horsehairs, or a strip of linen or the like, introduced beneath the skin by a knife or needle, so as to form an issue; also, the issue so formed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery:
  • n. A skein of silk or cotton, or similar material, passed under the true skin and the cellular tissue beneath, in order to maintain an artificial issue.
  • To pass a tape or strip of linen through the skin to form a fistula; use a seton-needle and seton to obtain counter-irritation, to apply medicaments, and to secure drainage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. attack someone physically or emotionally
  • n. United States religious leader who was the first person born in the United States to be canonized (1774-1821)


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