• WordNet 3.6
    • adj il being nine more than forty
    • n IL a midwestern state in north-central United States
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Laws forbidding the sale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice cream sundae in Evanston, IL, in 1875.
    • n il An unusual and un-English assimilation of in- before l, after the analogy of or by confusion with il-, il-: perhaps only in the rare and obsolete illighten for inlighten, enlighten (compare alighten).
    • n il An assimilation (in Latin, etc.) of in- before l. (See in-.) In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix il- is usually referred directly to the original in-.
    • n il An assimilation (in Latin, etc.) of the negative or privative prefix in- before l. (See in-.) In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix il- is usually referred directly to the original in-.
    • n il A suffix of Latin origin, forming in Latin adjectives and nouns derived from them, and less frequently nouns directly from verbs and nouns, many of which formations have come into English. The proper English spelling when the vowel is short is -il, as in civil, fossil, etc., and formerly fertil, fragil, hostil, etc.; but in most cases -ile now prevails, as in fertile, fragile, hostile, missile, textile, volatile, juvenile, servile, etc. When the vowel is pronounced long, -ile exclusively is used, as in gentile and other nouns, and, in an unapproved pronunciation, hostile, juvenile, etc. The same original suffix appears as -le in gentle, able, humble, etc., and is still further disguised in genteel and jaunty.
    • il A simplified spelling of ill.
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In literature:

Il a vole le dindon roti, et l'a tout mange.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
ALESSANDRO, named "Il Veneziano," 16th century.
"The Violin" by George Hart
Che buona cosa il sugo d' un limone spremato nell' acqua, e indolciato con un po' di zucchero!
"Notes and Queries, Number 201, September 3, 1853" by Various
Il lui obtint les plus heureuses dispositions pour la vertu.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Il en est un que le tems corrobore, C'est le premier elan de l'amitie.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Il me presenta la Senora Eugenia, sa femme, et la jeune Gabriela, sa fille.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
Three numbers of "Il Lambruschini," containing papers on Butler's Odyssey theories.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
La giovane di buona fede rispose O padre mio, poscia che io ho l'inferno, sia pure quando vi piacera mettervi il diavolo.
"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio" by Giovanni Boccaccio
J'y ai essaye de marquer avec precision l'attitude que le Cabinet veut prendre et qu'il gardera.
"The Greville Memoirs (Second Part)" by Charles C. F. Greville
Lorsqu'il y arriva, il y trouva un grand nombre de Hollandois et de Suedois.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton

In poetry:

Io pensero` alle sere,
Che, coi pochi diletti,
Confusi le preghiere
Per l'Arte, per il Vero e per gli affetti.
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana
Una sera piovosa, autunnale,
Ora schivando il fango, ora una pozza.
Io seguii la carrozza
Che manda al Cimitero l'Ospedale.
"Veritas, Vanitas!" by Ferdinando Fontana
How il doth majesty injoy
The bow and gaity oth' boy,
As if the purple-roabe should sit,
And sentence give ith' chayr of wit.
"Against The Love Of Great Ones" by Richard Lovelace
La colomba che sopra v'e` scolpita
Par che dica, mandandomi un saluto:
"Che giova esser vissuto!
"Che giova il darci pena della vita!"
"Veritas, Vanitas!" by Ferdinando Fontana
E tu piangevi per le tue sventure,
Antiveggendo questo estremo istante,
Senza sentirne le viete paure
E mentre il viso tuo parea raggiante!
"In Morte Di Emilio Praga" by Ferdinando Fontana
Oh! guai nascer poeta ove la Musa
Non trova il pane per nudrire i figli!
Ove ogni sciocco delle labbra abusa
Per esser largo solo di consigli!
"In Morte Di Emilio Praga" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

151 W Adams St Chicago, IL 60604 Loop 312-660-8866 the- florentine .net.
Street Address JW Marriott Hotel, 151 W Adams Chicago, IL.
2100 W Division Chicago, IL.
Christian Life Center, 1901 N Park Avenue, Herrin, IL.
A sign outside Boulder's Il Pastaio sums up the experience at this eatery, as it features the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa juxtaposed against the mountainous backdrop of the Flatirons.
Kim Jong Il wants to hold on to his nuclear stockpile.
John Deere 4010 Diesel (model manufactured from 1960-1963) at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, IL.
This e-mail was brought to you by the folks at: Foodservice Equipment Reports 2906 Central St, Ste 175 Evanston, IL 60201 Fax: 847/673.8679.
Wheeling, IL – The Horcher family has farmed in northern Cook County for more than a century.
Main street/ highway 20 Galena IL.
Main street/ highway 20 Galena IL Click to enlarge.
What began as guitarist/vocalist Damien Scott's solo project, San Francisco's Il Gato has now expanded into an indie-folk orchestra.
402 N Prairie St, Bethalto, IL 62010.
Tomlnsn & E Main, East Alton, IL 62024.
THE SLIDE INN was formerly the longstanding Italian restaurant Il Piatto.

In science:

By conjecturing this form, the coefficients could be determined for the first values of u, from the exact knowledge of the first Il+u,l .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
Il are integers when q is odd, and they are half-odd integers when q is even.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
Notice that these conditions imply that the conormal sheaf IL /I 2 L is a locally free OL -module of rank equal to the codimension of L in X .
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
The interface ∆(ω ) of a configuration ω ∈ IL,M ∩ Ωµ L,M is defined to be the maximal 1-connected set of open plaquettes containing the plaquettes of δ0 \{h(e) : e ∈ EL,M }.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
Let ω ∈ IL,M ∩ Ωµ L,M be such that ∆(ω ) = δ .
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models