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sickle a tool consisting of a long, sharp, semicircular blade held by a short handle, used to cut grain and long grass. [2 definitions]
sick leave time off from work that is granted for illness, usu. with pay and for a limited number of days.
sickle bar a device consisting of a heavy bar that supports and protects the mowing blades, as of a harvesting machine.
sickle cell anemia a hereditary form of anemia caused by the presence of abnormal sickle-shaped red blood cells and abnormal hemoglobin, resulting in abdominal pain and leg ulcers.
sickly often sick; not strong or healthy. [5 definitions]
sickness the state of being sick; illness. [3 definitions]
sick-out a job action in which workers falsely claim to be sick and then fail to report for work, in an attempt to force the management to grant certain demands.
sickroom a room set aside for a sick person.
sic passim so everywhere (Latin); (used in footnotes to indicate that a word, phrase, or idea recurs throughout a work).
sic transit gloria mundi (Latin) thus passes away worldly glory.
Siddhartha an Indian prince who became a religious philosopher and teacher known as Buddha; founder of Buddhism; Siddhartha Gautama (563?-483? B.C.). (See Buddha.)
side one of the surfaces of an object. [12 definitions]
sidearm with the arm moving parallel to the ground at or below shoulder level. [2 definitions]
side arms small weapons, such as pistols or daggers, carried in a belt or holster.
sidebar a short article that highlights some aspect of the larger news story beside or near which it appears.
sideboard a standing chest of table height, with drawers and cupboards, usu. placed along the wall of a dining room to store table linens, dishes, and the like. [2 definitions]
sideburns a growth of hair or whiskers along the side of a man's face, esp. when the rest of the beard has been shaved off.
side by side next to each other.
sidecar a small, open, one-passenger car supported by a wheel at one side and attached to a motorcycle at the other. [2 definitions]
side chair an armless chair, usu. one of a set of such chairs for a dining table.
side check a checkrein that attaches to the bit and extends from the side of a horse's head to the saddle.