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Surcharge   Listen
verb
Surcharge  v. t.  (past & past part. surcharged; pres. part. surcharging)  
1.
To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon. "Four charged two, and two surcharged one." "Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view, Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew."
2.
(Law)
(a)
To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone.
(b)
(Equity) To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.
3.
To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp).






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"Surcharge" Quotes from Famous Books



... or, in other words, the steam must have a higher temperature than is due to its elastic force, or be in the state of surcharged steam. The circumstance of the chimney flue passing through the steam will manifestly surcharge the steam with heat, so that all the circumstances which are found to accelerate corrosion, are it appears such as would also induce the formation of ...
— A Catechism of the Steam Engine • John Bourne

... d'affaire de toute Espece dont j'ai ete plus que surcharge, Madame, depuis plus de quatre Mois, Chose que votre Chancelier a du vous attester, ne m' avois permis de vous rappeller Le souvenir de vos Bontes pour Moi; qualque Long qu'ait ete Le Silance que j'ai garde sur Le Desir que ...
— Pickle the Spy • Andrew Lang

... in the morning, deep in the valley, over the tree-tops of the forest, there stays a vapour, lit up within by sunlight. A glory hovers over the oaks—a cloud of light hundreds of feet thick, the air made visible by surcharge and heaviness of sunbeams, pressed together till you can see them in themselves and not reflected. The cloud slants down the sloping wood, till in a moment it is gone, and the beams are now focussed in the ...
— Field and Hedgerow • Richard Jefferies

... for fitting scuppers so that the whole can be enlarged by a movable concentric ring, in order that a surcharge of water can be freely delivered; invented by ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

... profit and great annoyance of his friends. As I have a great horror of becoming the oracle, or, more technically speaking, the "bore," of the domestic circle, and would much rather bestow my wisdom and tediousness upon the world at large, I have always sought to ease off this surcharge of the intellect by means of my pen, and hence have inflicted divers gossiping volumes upon the patience of the public. I am tired, however, of writing volumes; they do not afford exactly the relief I require; there is too much ...
— Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies • Washington Irving



Words linked to "Surcharge" :   gouge, bill, overcharge, hook, show, gazump, overprint, pluck, fill up, laden, single supplement, plume, overcrowd, charge, make full, rip off, fleece, squeeze, undercharge, fill, load up



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