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Cities were surrounded by walls, as distinguished from "unwalled villages" (Ezekiel 38:11; Leviticus 25:29-34). They were made thick and strong (Numbers 13:28; Deuteronomy 3:5). Among the Jews walls were built of stone, some of those in the temple being of great size (1 Kings 6:7; 7:9-12; 20:30; Mark 13:1, 2). The term is used metaphorically of security and safety (Isaiah 26:1; 60:18; Revelation 21:12-20). (See FENCE.)
WALL, noun [Latin , stake, post, probably originally a fence of stakes, a palisade or stockade; the first rude fortification of uncivilized men.]
1. A work or structure of stone, brick or other materials, raised to some highth, and intended for a defense or security. Walls of stone, with or without cement, are much used in America for fences on farms; walls are laid as the foundations of houses and the security of cellars. Walls of stone or brick form the exterior of buildings, and they are often raised round cities and forts as a defense against enemies.
2. Walls, in the plural, is used for fortifications in general; works for defense.
I rush undaunted to defend the walls.
3. A defense; means of security or protection. 1 Samuel 25:16.
To take the wall to take the upper or most honorable place.
I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montagues.
WALL-CREEPER, noun A small bird of the genus Certhia; the spider-catcher.
WALL-CRESS, noun [wall and cress.]
1. A plant of the genus Arabis.
2. A plant of the genus Turritis.
WALLED, participle passive Inclosed or fortified with a wall.
WALLER, noun One who builds walls in the country.
WALLERITE, noun A mineral, or variety of clay, found in small compact masses of the size of a nut, white and opake, or yellowish and translucent.
1. A bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey or march; a knapsack.
2. Any thing protuberant and swagging; as wallets of flesh.
WALL-EYE, noun [wall and eye.]
1. A disease in the crystaline humor of the eye; the glaucoma.
2. In horses, an eye in which the iris is of a very light gray color.
WALL-EYED, adjective Having white eyes.
WALL-FLOWER, noun [wall and flower.] A plant of the genus Cheiranthus; a species of stock gillyflower.
WALL-FRUIT, noun [wall and fruit.] Fruit which, to be ripened, must be planted against a wall.
WALLING, participle present tense Inclosing or fortifying with a wall.
WALLING, noun Walls in general; materials for walls.
WALE-KNOT, WALL-KNOT noun A single wale-knot is made by untwisting the ends of a rope, and making a bight with the first strand; then passing the second over the end of the first, and the third over the end of the second, and through the bight of the first. The double is made by passing the ends, singly, close underneath the first wale, and thrusting them upwards through the middle, only the last end comes up under two bights.
WALL-LOUSE, noun [wall and louse.] An insect or small bug. [Latin]
WALL-MOSS, noun A species of moss growing on walls.
WALLOP, verb intransitive [See Well.] To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling of the liquor, with noise.
WALLOPING, participle present tense Boiling with a heaving and noise.
WALLOW, verb intransitive [Latin , G. This verb seems to be connected with well, walk, etc.]
1. To roll ones body on the earth, in mire, or on other substance; to tumble and roll in water. Swine wallow in the mire.
2. To move heavily and clumsily.
Part huge of bulk, wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait, tempest the ocean. [Unusual.]
3. To live in filth or gross vice; as man wallowing in his native impurity.
WALLOW, verb transitive To roll ones body.
WALLOW thyself in ashes. Jeremiah 6:26.
WALLOW, noun A kind of rolling walk.
WALLOWER, noun One that rolls in mire.
WALLOWING, participle present tense Rolling the body on any thing.
WALL-PENNYWORT, noun A plant of the genus Cotyledon.
WALL-PEPPER, noun A plant of the genus Sedum.
WALL-PIE, noun A plant, a species of Asplenium.
Only a few points need be noticed.
- The practice common in Palestine of carrying foundations down to the solid rock, as in the case of the temple, with structures intended to be permanent. (Luke 6:48)
- A feature of some parts of Solomon's buildings, as described by Josephus, corresponds remarkably to the method adopted at Nineveh of incrusting or veneering a wall of brick or stone with slabs of a more costly material, as marble or alabaster.
- Another use of walls in Palestine is to support mountain roads Or terraces formed on the sides of hills for purposes of cultivation.
- The "path of the vineyards," (Numbers 22:24) is a pathway through vineyards, with walls on each side.
Of Bashan, destroyed by the Israelites
1 Samuel 31:10
2 Samuel 11:20
Houses built upon
WALL-SIDED, adjective Having sides nearly perpendicular, as a ship.
WALL-SPRING, noun A spring of water issuing from stratified rocks.
WALL-WORT, noun A plant, the dwarf elder or danewort; a species of Sambucus.
WALL, verb transitive
1. To inclose with a wall; as, to wall a city.
2 To defend by walls.
And terror of his name that walls us in from danger.
3. To fill up with a wall.