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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bod·y n.; pl. Bodies
 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
    Absent in body, but present in spirit.   --1 Cor. v. 3
 For of the soul the body form doth take.
 For soul is form, and doth the body make.   --Spenser.
 2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
 Who set the body and the limbs
 Of this great sport together?   --Shak.
    The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.   --Clarendon.
    Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.   --Addison.
 3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
    Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.   --Col. ii. 17.
 4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
    A dry, shrewd kind of a body.   --W. Irving.
 5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
    A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.   --Prescott.
 6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
 7. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aëriform body. “A body of cold air.”
 By collision of two bodies, grind
 The air attrite to fire.   --Milton.
 8. Amount; quantity; extent.
 9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
 10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
 11. Print. The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.
 12. Geom. A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
 13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
 Note:Colors bear a body when they are capable of being ground so fine, and of being mixed so entirely with oil, as to seem only a very thick oil of the same color.
 14. Aëronautics The central, longitudinal framework of a flying machine, to which are attached the planes or aërocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc.  Also called fuselage.
 After body Naut., the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
 Body cavity Anat., the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the cælum; -- in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities.
 Body of a church, the nave.
 Body cloth; pl. Body cloths, a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
 Body clothes. (pl.)
 1. Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing. 2. Body cloths for horses. [Obs.] --Addison.
 Body coat, a gentleman's dress coat.
 Body color Paint., a pigment that has consistency, thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
 Body of a law Law, the main and operative part.
 Body louse Zool., a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.
 Body plan Shipbuilding, an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length.
 Body politic, the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. --Wharton.
    As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of =\“people”, or “nation”.\=   --Bouvier.
 Body servant, a valet.
 The bodies seven Alchemy, the metals corresponding to the planets. [Obs.]
    Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe, Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper.   --Chaucer.
 Body snatcher, one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist.
 Body snatching Law, the unauthorized removal of a dead body from the grave; usually for the purpose of dissection.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·or n. [Written also colour.]
 1. A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc.
 Note:The sensation of color depends upon a peculiar function of the retina or optic nerve, in consequence of which rays of light produce different effects according to the length of their waves or undulations, waves of a certain length producing the sensation of red, shorter waves green, and those still shorter blue, etc. White, or ordinary, light consists of waves of various lengths so blended as to produce no effect of color, and the color of objects depends upon their power to absorb or reflect a greater or less proportion of the rays which fall upon them.
 2. Any hue distinguished from white or black.
 3. The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion.
    Give color to my pale cheek.   --Shak.
 4. That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors.
 5. That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.
    They had let down the boat into the sea, under color as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship.   --Acts xxvii. 30.
 That he should die is worthy policy;
 But yet we want a color for his death.   --Shak.
 6. Shade or variety of character; kind; species.
    Boys and women are for the most part cattle of this color.   --Shak.
 7. A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey).
    In the United States each regiment of infantry and artillery has two colors, one national and one regimental.   --Farrow.
 8. Law An apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court.
 Note:Color is express when it is averred in the pleading, and implied when it is implied in the pleading.
 Body color. See under Body.
 Color blindness, total or partial inability to distinguish or recognize colors. See Daltonism.
 Complementary color, one of two colors so related to each other that when blended together they produce white light; -- so called because each color makes up to the other what it lacks to make it white.  Artificial or pigment colors, when mixed, produce effects differing from those of the primary colors, in consequence of partial absorption.
 Of color (as persons, races, etc.), not of the white race; -- commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.
 Primary colors, those developed from the solar beam by the prism, viz., red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, which are reduced by some authors to three, -- red, green, and violet-blue.  These three are sometimes called fundamental colors.
 Subjective color or Accidental color, a false or spurious color seen in some instances, owing to the persistence of the luminous impression upon the retina, and a gradual change of its character, as where a wheel perfectly white, and with a circumference regularly subdivided, is made to revolve rapidly over a dark object, the teeth of the wheel appear to the eye of different shades of color varying with the rapidity of rotation. See Accidental colors, under Accidental.