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Sole (?), n. [F. sole, L. solea; -- so named from its flat shape. See Sole of the foot.] (Zoöl.)
Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidæ, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish.
Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata), the long-finned sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus), and other species.
The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.
The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
Hast wandered through the world now long a day,
The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.
The "caliga" was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.
The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing. Specifially:
The bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow.
The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.
The bottom of an embrasure.
A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel. Totten.
The seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes.
Sole leather, thick, strong, used for making the soles of boots and shoes, and for other purposes.
To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.
Being or acting without another; single; individual; only. "The sole son of my queen." Shak.
He, be sure . . . first and last will reign
Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.
Syn. -- Single; individual; only; alone; solitary.
Sol Sole (?), n. [From hydrosol an aqueous colloidal solution, confused with G. sole, soole, salt water from which salt is obtained.] (Chem.)
A fluid mixture of a colloid and a liquid; a liquid colloidal solution or suspension.