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pious; atrocious; nefarious; pertaining ..."

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Brings dangers, troubles, cares, and sleeples nights, To him .. wears the regal diadem. Milton. Why should he ravish then that diadem. . From your grey temples, which the hand of time Must shortly plant on his . Denban. Faction, #: once made diadems her prey, And stopt our prince in his triumphant way, . Fled like a mist before this radiant day. Roscorv. :Di'Ane M.Ed. adj. [from diadem.] Adorned with a diadem; crowned. . . Not so, ohei had en'd with rays divine, ... Touch'd with the flame thirt breaks from virtue's : - ;....suring, ; : : ofer priestless muse forbids the good to die, And opes, the temple of eternity. Pope.

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wf blood, and affectation of dominion by violence and oppression, is a most diabolical outrage “Pon the laws of God and Nature. L'Estrange.

The practice of lying is a diabolical exercise, and they that use it are the devil's children. Ray.

Damned spirits must needs be all envy, de*Pair and rage; and have so much of a diabolical nature in them, as to wish all men to share their

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Diacoustics. m. s. [oaxerxā.] The doctrine of sounds. DI’ADEM. m. . [diadema, Latin.] 1. A tiara ; an ensign of royalty bound about the head of eastern monarchs. The sacred diaden in pieces rent, And Purple robe gored with many a wound. - Spanier. A list the coblers' temples ties, To keep the hair out of their eyes; #rom whence 'tis plain the diadem, That princes wear, derives from them. Swift. * The mark of royalty worn on the head ; the crown. - A crown, Soden in shew, is but a wreath of thcrps; Wol. II. -

in whith any motion is performed; the time in whișh a pendulum performs its vibration. A gry is one tenth of a line, a line one tenth of an inch, an inch one tenth of a philosophical foot, a philosophical foot one third of a pendulum; whose diadrons, in the latitude j'. five degrees, are each equal to one second of time, or a sixtieth of a minute. Locke. Dire Resis. m. s. [3,4,etc.;] The separation or disjunction of syllables; as aer. Diagno'stick. n. 4. [?aywoxw.] ...A symptom by which a disease is distinguished from others. I shall lay down some indisputable marks of this vice, that whenever we see the tokens, we . conclude the plague is in the house:—let us hear your diagnosticks. Callier on Pride. One of our physicians proved disappointed of his prognosticks, or rather diagnostică. Harvey. DIA'GONAL. adj. [?izyżio;..] Reaching from one angle to another, so as to divide a parallelogram into equal parts. The monstrosity of the badger is ill-contrived, and with some disadvantage; the shortness being fixed unto the legs of ‘. side, that might have

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All sorts of stone composed of granules, will cut and rive in any direction, as well in a perpendicular, or in a diagonal, as horizontally and parallel to the side of the strata. Hoodward. DiA’ Go NAL.. n. . [from the ...] A line drawn from angle to angle, an dividing a square into equal parts. When a man has in his missid the idea of two lines, viz. the side and diagonal of a square, whereof the diagonal is an irich long, he may have the idea also of the division of that line into a certain number of equal parts. Locke. DIA Go NALLY. adv. [from diagonal.] In a diagonal direction. The right and left are not defined by philosophers according to common acceptation, that is, respectively from one man unto another, or any constant site in each, as though that should be the right in one, which, upon confront or facing, stands athwart or diagonally unto the other; but were distinguished according unto their activity, and predominant locomotion, on the cither side. Brown's Pulgar Forzart. Di'A GRAM. a. s. [34%app.a...] A delineation of geometrical figures; a mathematical scheme. . Many a fair precept in o is like a seeming demonstration in the mathematicks; very specious in the digrano, but failing in the mechanick operation. 1)ry?", Why do not these persons make a diagram of these cogitative lines gad angles, and demonstrate their properties of j" and appetite, as plainly as we know the other properties of triangles and circles f Beatley. I)1AGR YDIATEs. n. f. [from diagrydium,

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diagrydium. • . All cholerick humours Qught.to:ho'evioto, by diagrydiates, mixed with orial...or socid, or rhubarb powder", "... ...: '. JZoo DI’AL. n. . . [dio. Sooner.] ...A.plałę marked with lifes, wife.e. a hånd’-or shadow shows the hour.... . ." ... O, gentlemen, the time of #. jo short :".. - To spend that shortness basolo sele coldng," , Though life did ride upon a dol’spent, Still ending at th’ arrival of an hour. Shakspeare. If the motion be very slow, we perceive it not: we have no sense of the accretive motion of plants er animals; and the sly shadow steals away upon the dial, and the quickest eye can discover no more than that it is gone. Glanville. DIAL-PL at E. m. s. [dial and plate.] That on which hours or lines are marked. Strada tells us that the two friends, being each ef them possessed of a magnetical needle, made a kind of dial-plate, inscribing it with the four and twenty letters, in the same manner as the hours of the day are marked upon the ordinary dial-plate. Addison's Spectator. DI’ALECT. m. s. [3.2xx roc.] 1. The subdivision of a language; as the Attic, Doric, Ionic, Æolic dialects. 2. Style; manner of expression, When themselves do practise that whereof they write, they change their dialect; and those words they shun, as if there were in them some secret sting. flooker. 3. Language; speech. In her youth * There is a prone and speechloss dialect, Such as moves men, Shakspeare,

If the conferring of a kindness did nor bind the pesson upon whom it was conferred to the returns of grätitude, why, in the universal oxIzct of the world, are kindnesses still called obligations f S2-15D1 A LE ctic AL. adj. [from dialeczz-A-J Logical ; argumental. Those dialectical subtleties,that the schoolrozea employ about physiological mysteries, more declare the wit of him that uses them, than increase the knowledge of sober lowers of truth. LeyI2. DIA LEC 1 ICK. m. s. [*2×ixtoxn.] Logick; the art of reasoning. Di'A L LIN G. m. s. [from dial.] The sciaterick science; the knowledge of shadow ; the art of constructing dials on which the shadow may show the hourD1' A LIST. m. s. [from dial.] A constructer of dials. Scientifick dialists, by the geometrick considerations of lives, have found out rules to mark out the irregular motion of the shadow in all latitudes, and on all planes. MoxerDIA Lo G is T. m. s. [from dialogue.] A. speaker in a dialogue or conference; a writer of dialogues. DI. A LOGUE. m. s. [3,42070;..] A conference; a conversation between two or more, either real or feigned. Will you hear the dialogue that the two learned men have compiled in praise of the owl ai.d cuckoo 2 ShakspeareOh, the impudence of this wicked sex : Lascivious dialogies are innocent with you. DryderIn casy dialogue, is Fletcher's praise: He mov'd the mind, but had not pow'r to raise. ryden. * D1'A Lo Gu E. v. a. [from the noun.] ..To discourse with another; to confer. Dost dialoguz, with thy jo Shak socare. DIALY's is, n. s. [3,4xvci...] The figure in rhetorick by which syllables or words * are divided.

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centre of a circle, or other curvilinear figure, divides it into cqual parts. The space between the earth and the moon, according to Ptolemy, is seventeen times the diameter of the earth, which makes, in a gross account, about one hundred and twenty thousand miles. eigh. The bay of Naples is the most delightful one that I ever saw : it lies in almost a round figure of about thirty miles in the diameter. Addisso. D1A(MetRAL. adj. [from diameter.] Describing the diameter; relating to the diameter. DIA METRALLY. adv. [from diametral.] According to the direction of a diameter; in direct opposition. Christian piety is, beyond all other things diametrally opposed to prophaneness and impiety of actions. Hammond. DIA METRICAL... adj. [from diameter.] 1. Describing a diameter. 2. Observing the direction of a diameter. • The sin of calumny is set in a most diametrical opposition to the evangelical precept of loving our neighbours as ourselves. Gov. of the Tangua. DIAMETRically, adv. [from diametrical.] In a diametrical direction.

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