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devil    音標拼音: [d'ɛvəl]
n. 魔鬼,惡棍;可憐的家伙
vt. 折磨,嘲弄,激怒


n 1: (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of
evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of
Hell [synonym: {Satan}, {Old Nick}, {Devil}, {Lucifer},
{Beelzebub}, {the Tempter}, {Prince of Darkness}]
2: an evil supernatural being [synonym: {devil}, {fiend}, {demon},
{daemon}, {daimon}]
3: a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil";
"the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say" [synonym: {devil},
{deuce}, {dickens}]
4: a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he
chased the young hellions out of his yard" [synonym: {hellion},
{heller}, {devil}]
5: a cruel wicked and inhuman person [synonym: {monster}, {fiend},
{devil}, {demon}, {ogre}]
v 1: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor
irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers
me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after
she leaves" [synonym: {annoy}, {rag}, {get to}, {bother}, {get
at}, {irritate}, {rile}, {nark}, {nettle}, {gravel}, {vex},
{chafe}, {devil}]
2: coat or stuff with a spicy paste; "devilled eggs"

Twilly \Twil"ly\, n. [Cf. {Willy}.]
A machine for cleansing or loosening wool by the action of a
revolving cylinder covered with long iron spikes or teeth; a
willy or willying machine; -- called also {twilly devil}, and
{devil}. See {Devil}, n., 6, and {Willy}. --Tomlinson.
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Willow \Wil"low\, n. [OE. wilowe, wilwe, AS. wilig, welig; akin
to OD. wilge, D. wilg, LG. wilge. Cf. {Willy}.]
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1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Salix}, including
many species, most of which are characterized often used
as an emblem of sorrow, desolation, or desertion. "A
wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight." --Sir W.
Scott. Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the
person beloved, is said to wear the willow.
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And I must wear the willow garland
For him that's dead or false to me. --Campbell.
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2. (Textile Manuf.) A machine in which cotton or wool is
opened and cleansed by the action of long spikes
projecting from a drum which revolves within a box studded
with similar spikes; -- probably so called from having
been originally a cylindrical cage made of willow rods,
though some derive the term from winnow, as denoting the
winnowing, or cleansing, action of the machine. Called
also {willy}, {twilly}, {twilly devil}, and {devil}.
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{Almond willow}, {Pussy willow}, {Weeping willow}. (Bot.) See
under {Almond}, {Pussy}, and {Weeping}.

{Willow biter} (Zool.) the blue tit. [Prov. Eng.]

{Willow fly} (Zool.), a greenish European stone fly
({Chloroperla viridis}); -- called also {yellow Sally}.

{Willow gall} (Zool.), a conical, scaly gall produced on
willows by the larva of a small dipterous fly ({Cecidomyia

{Willow grouse} (Zool.), the white ptarmigan. See

{Willow lark} (Zool.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.]

{Willow ptarmigan} (Zool.)
(a) The European reed bunting, or black-headed bunting.
See under {Reed}.
(b) A sparrow ({Passer salicicolus}) native of Asia,
Africa, and Southern Europe.

{Willow tea}, the prepared leaves of a species of willow
largely grown in the neighborhood of Shanghai, extensively
used by the poorer classes of Chinese as a substitute for
tea. --McElrath.

{Willow thrush} (Zool.), a variety of the veery, or Wilson's
thrush. See {Veery}.

{Willow warbler} (Zool.), a very small European warbler
({Phylloscopus trochilus}); -- called also {bee bird},
{haybird}, {golden wren}, {pettychaps}, {sweet William},
{Tom Thumb}, and {willow wren}.
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devil \dev"il\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deviled}or {Devilled}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Deviling}or {Devilling}.]
1. To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a
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2. To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking,
as with pepper.
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A deviled leg of turkey. --W. Irving.

Devil \Dev"il\, n. [AS. de['o]fol, de['o]ful; akin to G. ?eufel,
Goth. diaba['u]lus; all fr. L. diabolus the devil, Gr. ? the
devil, the slanderer, fr. ? to slander, calumniate, orig., to
throw across; ? across ? to throw, let fall, fall; cf. Skr.
gal to fall. Cf. {Diabolic}.]
1. The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and
spiritual of mankind.
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[Jesus] being forty days tempted of the devil.
--Luke iv. 2.
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That old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which
deceiveth the whole world. --Rev. xii. 9.
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2. An evil spirit; a demon.
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A dumb man possessed with a devil. --Matt. ix.
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3. A very wicked person; hence, any great evil. "That devil
Glendower." "The devil drunkenness." --Shak.
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Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a
devil? --John vi. 70.
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4. An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or,
ironically, of negation. [Low]
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The devil a puritan that he is, . . . but a
timepleaser. --Shak.
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The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare,
But wonder how the devil they got there. --Pope.
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5. (Cookery) A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and
excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.
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Men and women busy in baking, broiling, roasting
oysters, and preparing devils on the gridiron. --Sir
W. Scott.
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6. (Manuf.) A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton,
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{Blue devils}. See under {Blue}.

{Cartesian devil}. See under {Cartesian}.

{Devil bird} (Zool.), one of two or more South African drongo
shrikes ({Edolius retifer}, and {Edolius remifer}),
believed by the natives to be connected with sorcery.

{Devil may care}, reckless, defiant of authority; -- used
adjectively. --Longfellow.

{Devil's apron} (Bot.), the large kelp ({Laminaria
saccharina}, and {Laminaria longicruris}) of the Atlantic
ocean, having a blackish, leathery expansion, shaped
somewhat like an apron.

{Devil's coachhorse}. (Zool.)
(a) The black rove beetle ({Ocypus olens}). [Eng.]
(b) A large, predacious, hemipterous insect ({Prionotus
cristatus}); the wheel bug. [U.S.]

{Devil's darning-needle}. (Zool.) See under {Darn}, v. t.

{Devil's fingers}, {Devil's hand} (Zool.), the common British
starfish ({Asterias rubens}); -- also applied to a sponge
with stout branches. [Prov. Eng., Irish & Scot.]

{Devil's riding-horse} (Zool.), the American mantis ({Mantis

{The Devil's tattoo}, a drumming with the fingers or feet.
"Jack played the Devil's tattoo on the door with his boot
heels." --F. Hardman (Blackw. Mag.).

{Devil worship}, worship of the power of evil; -- still
practiced by barbarians who believe that the good and evil
forces of nature are of equal power.

{Printer's devil}, the youngest apprentice in a printing
office, who runs on errands, does dirty work (as washing
the ink rollers and sweeping), etc. "Without fearing the
printer's devil or the sheriff's officer." --Macaulay.

{Tasmanian devil} (Zool.), a very savage carnivorous
marsupial of Tasmania ({Dasyurus ursinus} syn. {Diabolus

{To play devil with}, to molest extremely; to ruin. [Low]
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351 Moby Thesaurus words for "devil":
Abaddon, Apollyon, Baba Yaga, Beelzebub, Belial, Bowery bum,
Lilith, Linotyper, Lucifer, Mafioso, Mephistopheles, Old Nick,
Old Scratch, Satan, Succubus, Xanthippe, Young Turk, adventurer,
adventuress, adversary, afreet, aggravate, annoy, antagonist,
ape-man, apprentice printer, archenemy, bad boy, badger, bait,
bake, barbarian, barbecue, barghest, baste, be at, beachcomber,
beast, bedevil, beggar, beggarly fellow, beldam, berserk,
berserker, beset, bitter enemy, blackguard, blanch, blighter,
bloke, boil, bomber, booger, bother, braise, bravo, brazenface,
brew, bristle, broil, brown, brown off, brute, bucko, budmash,
buffoon, bug, bugger, bully, bullyboy, bullyrag, bum, bummer,
burn up, cacodemon, caitiff, chap, chivy, coddle, compositor,
con artist, con man, confidence man, confoundedly, cook, crone,
curry, cutthroat, cutup, daeva, daredevil, demon, derelict,
desperado, deuce, deucedly, devil incarnate, diablo, discompose,
distemper, disturb, do, do to perfection, dog, dragon, drifter,
drunkard, dust storm, dybbuk, electrotyper, elf, enemy,
enfant terrible, evil genius, evil spirit, exasperate, exceedingly,
excessively, exercise, extremely, fash, fellow, fiend,
fiend from hell, fire, fire-eater, firebrand, foe, foeman, fox,
fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, funmaker, fury, genie, genius, get,
ghoul, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goon, gorilla, griddle,
grill, gripe, gunman, gunsel, guy, gyre, hag, harass, hardnose,
harmattan, harpy, harry, harum-scarum, heat, heckle, hector,
hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hellkite, hobo,
holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, hothead, hotspur, hound,
human wreck, imp, in hell, in the world, incendiary, incubus, irk,
jinni, jinniyeh, joker, jokester, keyboarder, khamsin, killer,
knave, lamia, limb, little devil, little monkey, little rascal,
lowlife, mad dog, madbrain, madcap, makeup man, mauvais sujet,
mean wretch, miff, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, molest, monster,
mucker, mugger, nag, needle, nettle, no-good, nudzh, ogre, ogress,
open enemy, operator, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, parboil,
pauvre diable, peesash, peeve, persecute, person, pester, pick on,
pilgarlic, pique, pixie, plague, pluck the beard, poach,
poor creature, poor devil, pother, practical joker, prankster,
precious rascal, prepare, prepare food, pressman, printer, proofer,
provoke, public enemy, puck, rake, rakehell, rakshasa, rantipole,
rapist, rapscallion, rascal, revolutionary, ride, rile, roast,
rogue, roil, rough, rowdy, ruffian, ruffle, sad case, sad sack,
samiel, sandstorm, satan, saute, savage, scalawag, scallop, scamp,
scapegrace, scoundrel, sear, serpent, shaitan, she-wolf, shedu,
shirr, shrew, shyster, simmer, simoom, sirocco, skid-row bum,
sly dog, slyboots, smoothie, sneak, sod, spalpeen, speedily,
spitfire, steam, stereotyper, stew, stiff, stir-fry, stoneman,
succubus, sundowner, swagman, sworn enemy, tease, termagant,
terror, terrorist, the undead, thug, tiger, tigress, toast,
torment, tough, tough guy, tramp, trickster, truant,
try the patience, tweak the nose, typesetter, typographer,
ugly customer, unfortunate, vag, vagabond, vagrant, vampire,
vaurien, vex, villain, violent, violently, virago, vixen, wag,
wastrel, werewolf, wild beast, wild man, witch, wolf, worry,
worthless fellow, wretch, yogini

(Gr. diabolos), a slanderer, the arch-enemy of man's spiritual
interest (Job 1:6; Rev. 2:10; Zech. 3:1). He is called also "the
accuser of the brethen" (Rev. 12:10).

In Lev. 17:7 the word "devil" is the translation of the Hebrew
_sair_, meaning a "goat" or "satyr" (Isa. 13:21; 34:14),
alluding to the wood-daemons, the objects of idolatrous worship
among the heathen.

In Deut. 32:17 and Ps. 106:37 it is the translation of Hebrew
_shed_, meaning lord, and idol, regarded by the Jews as a
"demon," as the word is rendered in the Revised Version.

In the narratives of the Gospels regarding the "casting out of
devils" a different Greek word (daimon) is used. In the time of
our Lord there were frequent cases of demoniacal possession
(Matt. 12:25-30; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 4:35; 10:18, etc.).




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