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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Show n.
 1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.
 2. That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show.
    As for triumphs, masks, feasts, and such shows.   --Bacon.
 3. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
    I envy none their pageantry and show.   --Young.
 4. Semblance; likeness; appearance.
 He through the midst unmarked,
 In show plebeian angel militant
 Of lowest order, passed.   --Milton.
 5. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
    Beware of the scribes, . . . which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers.   --Luke xx. 46. 47.
 6. Med. A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
 7. Mining A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.
 Show bill, a broad sheet containing an advertisement in large letters.
 Show box, a box xontaining some object of curiosity carried round as a show.
 Show card, an advertising placard; also, a card for displaying samples.
 Show case, a gla░ed case, box, or cabinet for displaying and protecting shopkeepers' wares, articles on exhibition in museums, etc.
 Show glass, a glass which displays objects; a mirror.
 Show of hands, a raising of hands to indicate judgment; as, the vote was taken by a show of hands.
 Show stone, a piece of glass or crystal supposed to have the property of exhibiting images of persons or things not present, indicating in that way future events.