Графични страници
PDF файл

LI'STAGE.n.s. [lestage, Fr. lastagie, Dut.) My hasting days ily on with full career, hlæst, Sax. a load. ]

But my late spring no bud nor blossom sheweth.

Milton. 1. Custom paid for freightage.

Just was the vengeance, and to latest days 2. The ballast of a ship.

Shall long posterity resound thy praise. Pope. La'STING. Participial adj. [from last.] 2. Last in any place, oifice, or character. 1. Continuing; durable.

All the difierence between the late servants, Every violence offered weakens and impairs, and those who staid in the family, was, that those and renders the body less durable and lasting: latter were finer gentlemen. Spectator.


3. The deceased : as, the works of the 2. Of long continuance; perpetual. late Mr. Pope.

White parents may have black children, as 4. Far in the day or night. nesroes soinetimes have lasting white ones.

LATE. adv.

Bovie on Colours.
The grateful work is done,

1. After long delays; after a long time. The seeds of discord sow'd, the war begun:

It is used often with too, when the proFrauds, fears, and fury, have possess'd the state, per time is past. And fix'd the causes of a lasting hate.

O boy! thy father gave thee life too soon, Dryden's Æneid.

And hath hereft thee of thy life too late. Sbaksp. A sinew cracked seldom recovers its former A second Silvius after these appears, strength, and the memory of it leaves a lasting

Silvius Æneas, for thy name he bears : Caution in the man, not to put the part quickiy For arms and justice equally renown'd,

again to any robust employment. Locke. Who late restor'd in Alba shall be crown'd. Dry.. LA'STINGLY. adv. (trom lasting.) Per- He laughs at all the giddy turns of state, petually ; durably.

When mortais search too soon, and fear too late. LA'STINGNESS. n. s. [from lasting.] Du

Drydai. sableness; continuance.

The later it is before any one comes to have

these ideas, the later also will it be before he All more lasting than beautiful, but that the

comes to those maxims.

Locko. consideration of the exceeding lastingness made

I might have spar'd his life, the eye believe it was exceeding beautitul.

But now it is too late. Phillips' Distrest Mother.

Sidney. Consider the lastingness of the motions excited

2. In a later season. in the bottom of the eye by light.

To make roses, or other flowers, co ne late, is Newton's Opticks.

an experiment of pleasure ; for the ancients

esteemed much of the rosa sera. LA'STLY. adv. [from last.]

Bacon's Natural History. 1. In the last place.

There be some flowers which come more early, I will justify the quarrel; secondly, balance and others which come more late in the year. Bac. the forces; and, lastly, propound varicty of de- 3. Lately; not long ago. signs for choice, but not advise the choice.

They arrived in that pleasant isle,

Where sleeping late, she left her other knight. 2. In the conclusion ; at last; finally.

Spenser. LATCH. n. s. [letse, Dutch ; laccio, Ital.]

In reason's absence fancy wakes, A catch of a door moved by a string,

Ill-matching words and deeds long past or late.

Milton. or a bandle.

The goddess with indulgent cares, The latcb mov'd up. Gay's Pastorals.

And social joys, the late transform'd repairs. Pope. Then comes rosy health from her cottage of

From fresh pastures, and the dewy field, thatch,

The lowing herds return, and round them throng Where never physician had lifted the latch.

With leaps and bounds the late imprison'd young. Smart.

Pope. To LATCH. V. a. (from the noun.]

4. Far in the day or night. 1. To fasten with a latch.

Was it so lote, friend, ere you went to bed, He had strength to reach his father's house :

That you do lie so late? the door was only latched; and, when he had the

-Sir, we were carousing till the second cock. latct in his hand, he turned about his head to

Shakspeare. see his pursuer.

Locke. Late the nocturnal sacrifice begun, 2. (lecber, French.) To smear.

Nor ended till the next returning sun. Dryden. But hast thou yet latch'd the Athenian's eyes S. Of late ; lately ; in times past; near the With the love juice, as I did bid thee do: Slai:p. present. Late in this phrase seems to be LATCHES. n. S.

an adjective, Latches or laskets, in a ship, are small lines like Who but felt of late?

Milton, loeps, fastened by sewing into the bonnets and Men have of late made use of a pendulum, as drablers of a ship, in order to lace the bonnet: to a more steady regulator.

Locke. the courses, or the drablers to the bonnets. Har. LA’TED. adj. (from late.] Belated ; sur. LA TCHET. n. s. (lacet, French.] The prised by the night. string that fastens the shoe.

I am so lated in the world, that I There cometh one mightier than 1, the latchet

Have lost my way for ever. Sbakspeare. of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose. The west yet glimmers with some streaks of


day: Now spurs

the lated traveller apace LATE. adj. [lær, Saxon; laet, Dutch ;

To gain the tiinely inn. Shakspeare's Macbeth. in the comparative latter or later, in the LA’tely.adv. (from laks.) Not long ago. superlative latest or last. Last is abso- Paul found a certain Jew named Aquila, lately

lute and definite, more than latest.) come from Italy. 1. Contrary to early; slow; tardy; long LA'TENESS. . so (from late.] Time far delayed


Lateness in life might be improper to begin not rest till they had found that undutiful fellow, the world with.

Swift to Gay. which was not amesnable to law. Spenser's Ire LA'TENT. adj. [latens, Latin.] Hidden; The fee-farms reserved upon charters granted concealed ; secret.

to cities and towns corporate, and the blanch If we look into its retired movements, and

rents and latb siiver answered by the sheriffs.

Bacon. more secret latent springs, we may there trace cut a steady hand producing good out of evil.

LATHE. 1. s. The tool of a turner, by Woodward.

which he turns about his matter so as Who drirks, alas! but to forget; nor sees, to shape it by the chisel. That melancholy sloth, severe disease,

Those black circular lir.es we see on turned Mem'ry confus d, and interrupted thought, vessels of wood, are the effects of ignition, caused Death's harbingers, lic latent in the draught. by the pressure of an edged stick upon the vesPrion sel turned nimbly in the lathe.

Ray. What were Word's visible costs I know not, TO LA’THER. v. . (leðran, Sax.] 10 and what were his luterit is variously conjectured.

form a fuam. Suift.

Chuse water pure, LA’TET AL. adj. [lateral, French; late- Such as will lather cold with soap. Barnard. ralis, Latin.]

TO LA'THER. v. a. To cover with foam 1. Growing out on the side ; belonging of water and soap. to the side.

LA'THER. n. s. [from the verb.) A foam Why may they not spread their lateral or froth made coinmonly by beating branches till their distance from the centre of

soap with water. gravity depress them?

Ray. The smallest vessels, which carry the blood by LATIN. adj. [Latinus.] Written or lateral branches, separate the next thinner fluid spoken in the language of the old Roor serum, the diameters of which lateral branches mans. are less than the diameters of the blood-vessels. Augustus himself could not make a new Latin Arbutbrion. word.

Loche. 2. Placed, or acting on the side.

LATIN, 1. s. An exercise practised by Forth rush ihe Levant, and the ponent winds schoolboys, who turn English into LaEurus and Zeplıyr, with their lateral noise, tin. Sirocco and Libecchio.


In learning farther his syntaxis, he shall not LATERA’LITY. 1. s. [from lateral.] The use the common order in schools for making of quality of having distinct sides.


Ascbam. We may reasonably conclude a right and left LA'TINISM. 1. s. [latinisme, French; latilaterality in the ark, or naval edifice of Noah. nismus, low Latin.) A Latin idiom; a


mode of speech peculiar to the Latin. LA’TERALLY. adv. [froin lateral.] By the Milton has made use of frequent transposiside ; sidewise.

tions, Latinisms, antiquated words and phrases, The days are set laterally against the columns that he might the better deviate from vulgar of the golden number. Holder on Time. and ordinary expressions.

Addisor LA’TEWARD. adv. (late and beard, Sax.] LATINIST: 1. s. [from Latin.] One Somewhat late.

skilled in Latin. LATH. n. s. [larta, Sax. late, latte, Fr.]

Oldham was considered as a good Latinist.

Oldham's Life A small long piece of wood used to LATI'NITY. n. s. [latinité, French; lati. support the tiles of houses. With dagger of latb.


nitas, Lat.) Purity of Latin style ; the Penny-royal and orpin they use in the country

Latin tongue. to trim their houses; binding it with a latb or

If Shakspeare was able to read Plautuswith ease, stick, and setting it against a wall.

nothing in Latinity could be hard to him. Dennis. Bacon's Natural History. To LA TINTZE. V. a. (latiniser, French; Laths are made of heart of cak, for outside from Latin.] To use words or phrases work, as tiling and plaistering; and of fir for borrowed froin the Latin. inside plaistering, and pantile lathing. Noxon.

I am liable to be charged that I latinize toe The god who frights away,


Dryden. With his lath sword, the thieves and birds 'of prey.

Dryden. To LA'TINIZE. V. n. To give naines a TO LATH. v.a. [latter, Fr. from the noun.] Latin termination, to make them Latin. To fit up with laths.

He uses coarse and vulgar words, or terms A small kiln consists of an oaken frame, lathed

and phrases that arc lutinized, scholastick, and Mortimer's Husbandry. hard to be understood.

Waits. on every side.

The plaisterer'swork is commonly done by the LA'TISH. adj. [from late.) Somewhat yard square for lathing. Mortimer's Husbandry. late. LATH. n. s. [læð, Şaxon. It is explained LATIRO'STROUS. adj. [latus and rostrum,

by Du Conge, I suppose from Spelman, Latin.] Broad-beaked. Portio comitatus major tres vel plures hun- In quadrupeds, in regard of the figure of their dredas continens: this is apparently con

heads the eyes are placed at some distance; in trary to Spenser, in the following exam.

Latirestrous and fat-billed birds, they are more laterally seated,

Brown. ple.) A part of a county.

If all that iything failed, then all that latb was LA'TITANCY. n. s. (from latitans, Lat.) charged for that tything; and if the latb failed, Delitescence; the state of lying, bid. than all that hundred was demanded for them; In vipers she has abridged their malignity by sad if the hundred, then the shire, who would their succession or latitanos. Brour's Vuig. Er'.

LA'TITANT. adj. [latitans, Latin.) Deli. LATRIA. 1. s. (Latin, Malesis ; latrie! tescent; concealed; lying hid.

Fr.] The highest kind of worship : Snakes and lizzards, latitant many months in distinguished by the papists from dulia, the year, containing a weak heat in a copious hu- or inferiour worship. midity, doing subsist withou: autrition. Brozun.

The practice of the catholick church makes Force the small lasitant bubbles of air to dis

genuflections, prostrations, supplications, and close themselves and break.

Boyle. other acts or latria to the cross. Stilling fleet. it must be some other substance latitani in the fluid matter, and really distinguishable from LA'TTEN. 1. s. [leron, French ; latoen, it.

More. Dutch ; lattwn, Welsh.] Brass; a mix. LaTITA’TIOX. 11. s. (from latito, Latin.] ture of copper and calaminaris stone. The state of lying concealed.

To make lamp-black, take a torch or link, LA'TITUDE. R. s. (latitude, French; la

and huld is under the bottom of a latten bason, tituto, Latin )

and, as it groweth black within, strike it with a feather into some shell.

Peacba. 1. Breadth; width; in bodies of unequal LA’TTER. adj. [This is the compara

dimensions the shorter axis ; in equal bodies the line drawn from right to left.

live of late, thongh universally written Fether the exact quadrat, or the long square,

with tt, contrary to analogy, and to our be the better, I find not well determined; though own practice in the superiative latest. I nus prefer the latter, provided the length do When the thing of which the compari. not exceed the latitude above one third part. son is made is inentioned, we use later ;


as, this fruit is later than the rest ; but 2. Room ; space; extent.

latter when no comparison is expressed, There is a difference of degrees in men's understandings, to so great a latitude, that one may

but the reference is merely to tiine ; affirm, that there is a greater difference between

as, those are latter fruits. some men and others, than between some nen

Volet usus and beasts.


Quem penes arb trium est, & vis, & nor. 3. The extent of the earth or heavens, ma loquendi.]

rockened from the equator to either 1. Happening after soinething else. pole : opposed to longitude.

2. Modern ; lately done or past. We found ourselves in the latitude of thirty Hath not navigation discovered, in these litter degrees two minutes south.

Swift. ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania ? Lockus. 4. À particular degree, reckoned from the

3. Mentioned last of two. Equator.

The difference between reason and revelation, Another effect the Alps have on Geneva, is, and in what sense the latter is superior. Watts. that the sun here rises later and sets sooner than it LA'TTERLY. adv. [from latter. ] Of late;

dues to other places of the same latitude. Adelis, in the last part of lite : a low word s. Unrestrained acceptation ; licentious or lately hatched. lax interpretation.

Latterly Milton was short and thick. Rick.. In such Istitudes of sense, many that love me and the church well, may have taken the cove- LA'TTICE. n. s. [lattis, French ; by nant.

King Charles, Junius written lettice, and derived from Then, in comes the benign latitude of the doc

lerr iern, a hindring iron, or iron stop; trine of good will, and cuts asunder all those Lard, pencing cords.


by Skinner imagined to be derived from 6. Freedom from settled rules; laxity.

latte, Durch, a lath, or to be corrupted In human actions there are no degrees, and

from nettice or network: I bave some. precise matural limits described, but a latitude is times derived it from let and eye ; let. indulged.

eyes, that which lets the

cye. It may

be I took this kind of verse, which allows more deduced from laterculus. ] A reticu. latitude tban any other.

Dryden. lated window, a window made withi 7. Extent; diffusion.

sticks or irons crossing each other at Albertus, bishop of Ratisbon, for his great

small distances. learning, and latitude of knowledge, surnamed Magnus; besides divinity, hath written many

My good window of lattice, fare thee well ; tracts in philosophy.


thy casement I need not open, I look through Mathematicks, in its latitude, is usually di


Sbukspeare. Wilkins. vided into pure and mixed.

'The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, I pre end not to treat of them in their full and cries through the lattess.

Judges. Latitude; it suffices to shew how the mind receives

Up into the watch-tower get, them, irom sensation and reflection. Locke.

And see all things despoil'd of fallacies:

Thou shalt not peen through frutices of eyes, LATITUDINA'RIAN, adj. [latitudinaire, Nor hear through labyrinths of cars, nor learn

French; latitudinarius, low Latin.) Not By circuit or collections to di cer.. Domne. restrained; not confined i thinking or

The tremblrg leaves through which he play'd, acting at large.

Dappling the walk with light and shade,

Like laitice vinduws, give the spy Latitudinarian love will be expensive, and therefore I would be informed what is to be

Room but to peep wiva hali an eye. Cleaveland. gotten by it.

Collier on Kindness. TO LA’TTICE. v. a (fron the noun.) LATITUDINA'RIAN. n. S. One who de- To decu-sate, or cross; to mark with parts from orthodoxy.

cross parts like a littice. LA'TRAST. adj. (larrans, Lat.) Barking. LAVA'TION.n.s (lavatio, Latin.] The

Tny care be first the various gifts to trace, act of washing The minds and genius of the latrant race. Ticketl. Such filthy stuff was by loose lewd varlets


sing before the chariot on the solemn day of her To LAVĚ. V. n. To wash himself; to Lauation.


bathe. LAVATORY. n.s. (from lavo, Lat.] A In her chaste current oft the goddess laves,

wash; something in which parts dis- And with celestial tears augments the waves. eased are washed.

Pope. Lavatories, to wash the temples, hands, wrists, To LAVE'ER. v. n. To change the direc. and jugulars, do potently profligate, and keep oft tion often in a course. the venon.


How easy 'tis when destiny proves kind, LAUD. n. s. [laus, Latin.]

With full spread sails to run before the wind: 1. Praise ; bonour paid ; celebration. But those that 'gainst stiff gales laveering 50, Doubtless, O guest, great laud and praise were Must be at once resolv'd, and skilful too. Dryd. mine,

LA'VENDER. 1. s. [lavendula, Latin.) A Reply'd the swain, for spotlessfaith divine: If, after social rites, and gifts bestow'd,

plant. I stain'd my hospitable hearth with blood. Pope.

It is one of the verticillate plants, whose flower 2. That part of divine worship which con

consists of one leaf, divided into two lips; the sists in praise.

upper lip, standing upright, is roundish, and, for We have certain hymns and services, which

the most part, birid; but the under lip is cut

into three segments, which are almost equal : we say daily of laud and thanks to God for his

these Howers are disposed in whorles, and are marvellous works.


collected into a slender spike upon the top of the In the book of Psalms, the lauds make up a


Miller. very great part of it. Govern.of the Tongue.

The whole lavender plant has a highly aromaTo L'AUD. v.a. [laudo, Lat.) To praise; tick smell and taste, and is famous as a cephato celebrate.

lick, nervous, and uterine medicine. Hill. O thou almighty and eternal Creator, having And then again he turnerh to his play, considered the heavens the work of thy fingers, To spoil the pleasures of that paradise;. the noon and the stars which thou hast ordaina The wholesome sage, and lavender still grey, ed, with all the company of lieaven, we laud and Rank smelling rue, and cummin good for eyes. magnify thy glorious name.

Bentley LA'UDABLE. adj. [laudabilis, Latin.] La ver. n. s. [lavoir, French; from lave.] 1. Praiseworthy; commendable.

A washing vessel. I'm in this earthly world, where to do harm Let us go find the body where it lies Is often laudable; but to do good, sometime Soak'd in his enemies'blood, and from the stream Accounted dang'rous folly. Shaksp. Macbeth. With lavers pure, and cleansing herbs, wash off Affectation endeavours co correct natural de- The clodded


Milton's Agonistes. fects, and has always the laudable aim of pleas- He gave her to his daughters, to imbathe ing, though it always misses it.

Locke. In nectar'd buvers strew'd with asphodil. Millon. 2. Healthy; salubrious.

Young Aretus from forth his bridal bow'r Good blood, and a due projectile motion or cir- Brought the full laver o'er their hands to pour, culation, are necessary to convert the aliment

Pope's Odyssey. into laudable animal juices. Arbuti.on siliments. TO LAUGH. v. n. [hlaran, Sax. lachen, LA'UDABLENESS. n. s. [from laudable.) Praiseworthiness.

German and Dutch; lach, Scottish.]

1. To make that noise which sudden LA'UDABLY. adv. [from laudable.] In a

merriment excites. manner deserving praise. Obsolete words may be laudably revived, when

You saw my master wink and laugh upon you.

Sbaksrcare, either they are sounding or significant. Dryden.

There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried, LA'UDANUM. n. s. (a cant word, from

Murther! laudo, Lat.) A soporifick tincture. They wak'd each other. Shakspeare's Macbeth, To LAVE. v. a. (lavo, Latin.]

At this fusty stuff 1. To wash; to bathe.

The large Achilles, on his prest-bed lolling, Unsafe, that we must lave our honours

From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause, In these so flatt'ring streams. Shaksp. Macbeth.

Sbakspeare, But as I rose out of the laving stream,

Laughing causeth a continued expulsion of the Heav'n open'd her eternal doors, from whence

breath with the loud noise, which maketh the The spirit descended on me like a dove. Milton.

interjection of laughing, shaking of the breast With roomy decks, her guns of mighty

and sides, running of the eyes with water, if it strength,

be violent.

Bacon's Natural History. Whose low-laid mouths each mounting billow laves,

2. [In poetry.) To appear gay, favour. Deep in her draught, and warlike in her

able, pleasant, or fertile.. length,

Entrcat her not the worse, in that I pray She seems a sea-wasp flying on the waves. Dryd.

You use her well; the world may laugh again, 2. (lever, Fr.) To throw up; to lade;

And I may live to do you kindness, if

You do it her. to draw out.

Sbakspeare's Henry vi.

Then laughs the childish year with flowrets Though hills were set on hills,


Dryden. And seas met seas to guard thee, I would through:

The plenteous baard, high-heap'd with cates I'd plough up rocks, steep as the Alps, in dust,

divine, Ana lave the Tyrrhene waters into clouds,

And o’er the foaming bowl the laughing wine. But I would reach thy head. Ben Jonsone

Popee Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides, Another bolder yet the yard bestrides,

3. TO LAUGH of. To treat with conAnd folds the sails; a fourth with labour laves

tempt ; to ridicule. Th' isu uding seas, and waves eject on waves.

Presently prepare thy grave ;
Dryderio Lie where the light foam of the sea may beat

[ocr errors]

Thy zrave-stone daily; make thine epitaph, from to lave, to throw out; as profun. "That death in thee at others lives may laugh.


dere opes, is to be lavish.] 'Twere better for you, if'twere not known in 1. Prodigal; wasteful ; indiscreetly liberal. wouncil; you'll be laughed at. Sbakspeare.

His jolly brother, opposite in sense, The dissolute and abandoned, before they are

Laughs at his thritt; and lavish of expence, aware of it, are betrayed to laugh at themselves,

Quaffs, crams, and guides, in his own defence. and upon reficction tind, that they are merry at

Dryden. their o", expence.


The dame has been too lavish of her feast, No wit to Ratier left of all his store ;

And fed himn till he loarns. Rowe's Jane Sbore. No fool to laugb at, which he valued more. Pope.

2. Scattered in waste ; profuse : as, the TO LAUGH, U. a. To deride ; to scorn.

cost was lavish. Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn 3. Wild ; unrestrained. The pow'r of man.

Shakspeari's Macbeth. Bellona's bridegroom, fapt in proof, A vicked soul shall make him to be laugled to Confronted himn, curbing his lavish spirit. Sbak. scorn of his enemies.

Ecclesiasticus. To La'vish. v. a. (troin the adjective. ) LAUGH. n. s. [from the verb.] The con- To scatter with profusion; to waste ;

vulsion caused by merriment; an inar- to squander. ticulate expression of sudden merri- Should we thus lead them to a field of slaughment.

ter, Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain,

Might not th' impartial world with reason say, Then hid in shades, eludes her eager swain;

Welavisb'dat our deaths the blood of thousands? Buc feigns a laugh, to see me search around,

Addison. And by that laug' the willing fair is found. Pape. LA'VISKER. n. s. [from lavish.) A proLa'UGHABLE. adj. (from laugh.) Such as digal ; a profuse man. may properly excite laughter.

LA'VISHLY. adv. (from lavish.] ProNature hath fram'd strange fello:rs in her fusely ; prodigally. time:

My father's purposes have been mistook; Some that will evermore peep through their eye, And some about him have too lavishly; And laugb like parrots at a bagpiper;

Wrested his meaning and authority. And others of such vinegar aspect,

Shaksp. Henry iv. That they'll not show their teeth in way of Then laughs the childish year with fowrets smile,

crown'd, Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable. And lavishly perfumes the fields around. Dryd.

Shadspeare. Praise to a ivit is like rain to a tender flower; Casaubon confesses Persius was not good at if it be moderately bestowed, it cheers and returning things into a pleasant ridicule ; or, in vives; but it too lovisbly, overcharges and deother words, that he was not a laugbable writer.

Popes Dryden. LAVISHMENT. 21. s. [from lavish.] LA'UGHER. n. s. [from laugh.) A inan LA'VISHNESS. S Prodigality; profusion. fond of merriment.

First got with guile, and then presery'd with I am a common laugher.


dread, Some sober men cannot be of the general opi- And after spent with pride and lavishness. nion, but the luugbers are much the majority:

Fairy Queen. Pope. La'UGHINGLY. adv. (from laughing.] In

TO LAUNCH. V. n. [It is derived by Skina merry way; merrily.

ner from lance, because a ship is pushed LAUGHINGSTOCK. n. s. (laughand stock.]

into water with great force.)

1. To force a vessel into the sea. A butt; an object of ridicule. The forlorn maiden, whom your eyes have

Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

Luke. The laughing-stock of fortune's mockerie. Spens.

So short a stay prevails; Pray you, let us not be lugbing-stocks to other

He soon equips the ships, supplies the sails,

Dryden. men's humours.


And gives the word to launcb. Supine credulous frailty exposes a man to be

For general history, Raleigh and Howel are

to be had. He who would launch farther into both a prey and laughing-stock at once. L'Estrangea


the ocean, may consult H'hear. LA'UGHTER. n. 5. [from laugh.)

2. Torove at large; to expatiate ; to make Con.

excursionis. vulsive merriment; an inarticulate ex

From hence that gen'ral care and study springs, pression of sudden merriment.

That launching and progression of the mind. To be worst,

Davies, The lowest, most dejected thing of fortune,

Whoever pursues his own thoughts, will tind Stards still in esperance; lives pot in fear, them launch out beyond the extent of body into The lamentable change is from the best,

the infinity of space.

Locke. The worst returns to laughter. Slaksp. Spenser has not contented himself with sub

The act of laughter, which is a sweet contrac- missive imitation : he launches out into very tion of the muscles of the face, and a pleasant flowery paths, which still conduct him into one agitation of the vocal organs, is not merely volun

Prigr. tary, or totally within the jurisdiction of our- He had not acted in the character of a suppliant, selves.

Brown. if he had launched out into a long oration. Broome. We find not that the laugbter-loving dame I have launched out of my subject on this article. Mourn'd for Anchiæs. Waller.

Arbutbrot. Pain or pleasure, grief or laughter. Prior. TO LAUNCH. v. a. LAVISH. adj. [of this word I have

1. To push to sea. been able to find no satisfactory etymo. All art is used to sink episcopacy, and launch logy. It may be plausibly derived presbytery, in England. King Cburlesa

presses him.


great road.

« ПредишнаНапред »