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Show

(?), n. [Formerly written also shew.] 1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.
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2. That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show.
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As for triumphs, masks, feasts, and such shows.
Bacon.
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3. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
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I envy none their pageantry and show.
Young.
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4. Semblance; likeness; appearance.
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He through the midst unmarked,
In show plebeian angel militant
Of lowest order, passed.
Milton.
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5. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
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Beware of the scribes, . . . which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers.
Luke xx. 46. 47.
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6. (Med.) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
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7. (Mining) A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp. Raymond.
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Show bill, a broad sheet containing an advertisement in large letters. -- Show box, a box xontaining some object of curiosity carried round as a show. -- Show card, an advertising placard; also, a card for displaying samples. -- Show case, a glaed case, box, or cabinet for displaying and protecting shopkeepers' wares, articles on exhibition in museums, etc. -- Show glass, a glass which displays objects; a mirror. -- Show of hands, a raising of hands to indicate judgment; as, the vote was taken by a show of hands. -- Show stone, a piece of glass or crystal supposed to have the property of exhibiting images of persons or things not present, indicating in that way future events.
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