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POSE, noun s as z. [See the Verb.] In heraldry, a lion, horse or other beast standing still, with all his feet on the ground.

POSE, noun s as z. A stuffing of the head; catarrh.

POSE, verb transitive s as z. [Latin posui.]

1. To puzzle, [a word of the same origin; ] to set; to put to a stand or stop; to gravel.

Learning was pos'd, philosophy was set.

I design not to pose them with those common enigmas of magnetism.

2. To puzzle or put to a stand by asking difficult questions; to set by questions; hence, to interrogate closely, or with a view to scrutiny.