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tions into persons as were agreeable to his cha- Notwithstanding they had lined some hedges racter, from whom the line was drawn.

Popes with musqueteers, they were totally dispersed. 7. Contour; outline.

Clarendon. Oh lasting as those colours may they shine, 4. To strengthen by inner works. Free as thy stroke, yet faultless as thy line ! Line and new repair our towns of war,

Pope. With men of courage, and with means defendant. 8. As much as is written from one margin

Sbakspeare. to the other; a verse.

s. To cover with something soft. In the preceding line, Ulysses speaks of Nau

Son of sixteen, sicaa, yet immediately changes the words to the Pluck the lin'd crutch from thy old limping sire. masculine gender. Broome.

Sbakspears. In moving lines these few epistles tell 6. To double; to strengthen with help. What fale attends the nymph who loves too well.

Who lind himself with hope,

Garth. Eating the air, on promise of supply. Sbaksp. 9. Rank of soldiers.

My brother Mortimer doth stir
They pierce the broken foe's remotest lines.

About his title, and hath sent for you
Addison.
To line his enterprise.

Sbakspeare. 30. Work thrown up; trench.

The two armies were assigned to the leading Now snatch an hour that favours thy designs,

of two generals, both of them rather courtiers, Unite thy forces, and attack their lines. Dryd.

and assured to the state, than martial men; yet

lined and assisted with subordinate commanders 11. Method ; disposition.

of great experience and valour.

Bacon. The heavens themselves, the planets, and this

7. To impregnate: applied to animals Observe degree, priority, and place,

generating Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,

Thus from the Tyrian pastures lin'd with Jove Office and custom, in all line of order. Sbaksp. He bore Europa, and still keeps his love. Creecb. 12. Extension ; limit,

Li'neAGE. n. s. [linage, French.] Race ; Eden stretch'd her line From Auran eastward to the royal cow'rs

progeny; family, ascending or descend Of great Seleucia. Milton's Paradise Lost.

ing. 13. Equator ; equinoctial circle.

Both the lineage and the certain sire When the sun below the line descends,

From which I sprung, from me are hidden yet.

Spenser. Then one long night continued darkness joins.

Creech.
Joseph was of the house and lineage of David.

Luke. 14. Progeny; family, ascending or de. The Tirsan cometh forth with all his generascending.

tion or lineage, the males before him, and feHe chid the sisters

males follo:ving him; and if there be a woman When first they put the name of king upon me, from whose body the whole lineage is descended, And bade them speak to him; then prophet-like, there is a traverse where she sitteth. Bacon, They hail'd him father to a line of kings. Shaksp.

Men of mighty fame, He sends you this most memorable line, And from th’immortal gods his lineage came, In ev'ry branch truly demonstrative,

Dryden. Willing you overlook this pedigree. Sbaksp. No longer shall the widow'd land bemoan

Some lines were noted for a stern, rigid vir- A broken lineage, and a doubtful throne, tue, savage, haughty, parsimonious and unpopu- But boast her royal progeny's increase, lar; others were sweet and affable. Dryden. And count the pledges of her future peace. His empire, courage, and his boasted line,

Addison, Were all prov'd mortal

.

Roscommon. This care was infused by God himself, in order A golden bowl

to ascertain the descent of the Messiah, and to The queen commanded to be crowh'd with wine,

prove that he was, as the prophets had foretold, The bowl that Belus us'd, and all the Tyrian of the tribe of Judah, and of the lineage of line. Dryden. David.

Atterbury. Ran smoothly on, productive of a line

LI'NEAL. adj. (linealis, from linea, Of wise heroick kings.

Latin.] 15. A line is one tenth of an inch. 1. Composed of lines; delineated.

When any thing is mathematically demon16. (In the plural.) A letter : as, I read

strated weak, it is much more mechanically your lines.)

weak; errors ever occurring more easily in the 17. Lint or Hax.

management of gross materials than lineal de TO LINE. v.a. (supposed by Junius from signs.

Wotten. linum, linings being often made of 2. Descending in a direct genealogy.

Tore-establish, de facto, the right of lineal suc1. To cover on the inside.

cession to paternal government, is to put a man A box lined with paper to receive the mercu- in possession of that government whích his fary that might be spilt. Boyle. thers did enjoy, and he by lineal succession had

Locke. 2. To put any thing in the inside : a sense a right to. rather ludicrous.

3. Hereditary ; derived from ancestors. The charge amounteth very high for any one Peace be to France, if France in peace man's purse, except lined beyond ordinary, to

permit reach unto.

Carew. Our just and lineal entrance to our own. Sbaks, Her women are about her: what if I do line 4. Allied by direct descent. one of their r ands? Sbakspeare's Cymbeline.

Queen Isabel, his grandmother, He, by a gentle bow, divin'd

Was lineal of the lady Ermengere. Sbakspearea How weld a cully's purse was lin'de Swift, O that your brows my laurel had sustain'd! 3. To guard withịn,

Well had 'I þeen depos'd if you had reign'di

The years

Pbilips.

linen ]

The father had descended for the son ;

Our English bring from thence good store of For only you are lineal to the throne. Dryder. fish, but especially our deepest and thickest ling, LI'NEALLY. adv. (from lineal.] In a which are therefore called ísland lings. Abbot. direct line.

LING. The termination notes commonly If he had been the person upon whom the diminution; as, kitling, and is derived crown had lineally and rightfully descended, it from klein, German, little : sometimes a was good law.

Clarendon,

quality; as, firstling, in which sense LI'NEAMENT. 1. s. [lineament, French;

Skinner deduces it from langen, old Teu. lineamentum, Lat.) Feature; discriminat

tonick, to belong. ing mark in the forın.

To Lí'NGER. v. n. (from leng, Sax. long.) Noble York Found that the issue was not his begot :

1. To remain long in languor and pain. Which well appeared in his lineaments,

Like wretches, that have linger'd long,

We'll snatch the strongest cordial of our love. Being nothing like the noble duke my father. Sbakspears.

Drydain. Six wings he wore, to shade

Better to rush at once to shades below,
His lineaments divine.

Milton,
Than linger life away, and nourish woe.

Pope.
Man he seems

2. To hesitate ; to be in suspense. In all his lineaments, though in his face

Perhaps thou ling'rest, in deep thoughts de The glimpses of his father's glory shine.

tain'd

Milton. Of th' enterprize so hazardous and high. There are not more differences in men's faces,

Paradise Regained and the outward lineaments of their bodies, than 3. To remain long. In an ill sense. there are in the makes and tempers of their

Let order die, · minds; only there is this difference, that the And let this world no longer be a stage distinguishing characters of the face, and the To feed contention in a ling'ring act. Sbakso lineaments of the body, grow more plain with Ye breth'ren of the lyre, and tuneful voice, · time, but the peculiar physiognomy of the mind Lament his lot; but at your own rejoice. is most discernible in children.

Locke. Now live secure, and linger out your days; I may advance religion and morals, by tracing The gods are pleas'd alone with Purcel's lays. some few lineaments in the character of a lady,

Drydenta who hach spent all her life in the practice of Your very fear of death shall make ye try both.

Swift. To catch the shade of immortality; The utmost force of boiling water is not able Wishing on earth to linger, and to save to destroy the structure of the tenderest plant: Part of its prey from the devouring grave. the lincaments of a white lily will remain after

Prior. the strongest decoction.

Arbuthnot

. 4. To remain long without any action or LI'NEAR. adi. [linearis, Lat.] Composed determination. of lines; having the form of lines.

We have lingered about a match between Anne Wherever it is freed from the sand stone, it is Page and my cousin Slender, and this day we covered with linear striæ, tending towards seve

shall have our answer.

Sbakspears. ral centres, so as to compose flat stellar figures. 5. To wait long in expectation or uncer

Woodrvard. tainty. LINEA’TION. n. s. (lineatio, from linea,

I must solicit Latin.) Draught of a line or lines. All his concerns as mine :

There are in the horney ground two white And if my eyes have pow'r, he should not sue lineations, with two of a pale red. Woodward. In vain, nor linger with a long delay. Dryden. LINEN. 7.s. (linum, Latin.) Cloth made 6. To be long in producing effect.

She doth think, she hath strange ling'ring of hemp or fax. Here is a basket, he may creep in; throw

poisons.

Sbekspeare. foul linen upon him, as if going to bucking.

To LI’NGER. v. a. To protract; to draw Sbakspeare.

out to length. Out of use. Unseen, unfelt, the fiery serpent skims I can get no remedy against this consumption Between her linen and her naked limbs. Dryd. of the purse. Borrowing only lingers and lingers Li'nen. adj. (lineus, Latin.]

it out, but the disease is incurable. Sbaksp. 1. Made of linen.

She lingers my desires. Sbakspeare.

Let your brief plagues be mercy, A linen stock on one leg, and a kersey boot hose on the other, gartered with a red and blue

And linger not our sure destruction on. Sbaksp. list.

Sbakspeare.

LI'NGERER. n. s. [from linger.) One 2. Resembling linen.

who lingers. Death of thy soul! those linen cheeks of LI'NGERINGLY. adv. (from lingering. ) thine

With delay; tediously. Are counsellors to fear. What soldiers, whey- Of poisons, some kill more gently and linface?

Shakspeare. geringly, others more violently and speedily, yet LINEN-DRA'PER. n. s. [linen and draper.] both kill.

Hale. He who deals in linen.

Li’nget. n. s. [from languet; lingot, Fr.] Lixo. n. s. [ling, Islandick.)

A small mass of metal. 4. Heath. This sense is retained in the Other matter hath been used for money, as

northern counties ; yet Bacon seems to among the Lacedemonians, iron linguets quenchdistinguish them.

ed with vinegar, that they may serve to no other Heath, and ling, and sedges. Bacon.

Camden. 3. (lingbe, Dutch.) A kind of sea fish. LI'NGO. n. s. [Portuguese.] Language;

When harvest is ended, take shipping, or ride, tongue ; speech. A low cant word. Ling, salt-fish, and hersing, for Lent to pro- I have thoughts to learn somewhat of your vide.

Tusser. lingo, before I cross the seas, Congreve.

use.

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LINGUA'CIOUS. adj. [linguax, Latin.] 4. Any single part of a series or chain of Full of tongue; loquacious; talkative.

consequences ; a gradation in ratiocina. LINGUADE'NTAL. adj. [lingua and dens, tion ; a proposition joined to a fore

Latin.] Uttered by the joint action of going and following proposition. the tongue and teeth.

The thread and train of consequences in The linguadentals, f, v, as also the linguaden- intellective ratiocination is often long, and tals, tb, dh, he will soon learn. Holder. chained together by divers links, which cannot Li’NGUIST. n. s. (from lingua, Latin.]

be done in imaginative ratiocination by some attributed to brutes.

Hote. A man skilful in languages. Though a linguist should pride himself to

5. A series : this sense is improper. Adhave all the tongues that Babel cleft the world

dison has used link for chain. mo, yet, if he had not studied the solid things Though I have here only chosen this single in them, as well as the words and lexicons, he link of martyrs, I might find out others among were nothing so much to be esteemed a learned those names which are still extant, that deliverman, as any yeoman or tradesman competently

ed down this account of our Saviour in a sucwise in his mother dialect only. Milton. cessive tradition.

Addison. Our linguist received extraordinary rudiments 6. (from 7.6%9os.) A torch made of pitch towards a good education.

Spectator. and hards. LI'NGWORT. 9, s. An herb.

O, thou art an everlasting bonfire light; thou LI'NIMENT. n. s. [liniment, Fr. linimentum, hast saved me a thousand marks in links and Latin.] Ointment; balsam ; unguent.

torches, walking with thee in the night betwixt

tavern and tavern. The nostrils, and the jugular arteries, ought

Sbaksp. Henry iv. to be anointed every morning with this liniment

Whereas history should be the torch of truth, or balsam.

Harvey.

he makes her in divers places a fuliginous link

of lies. The wise author of nature hath provided on

Howel.

Round as a globe, and liquor'd every chink, the rump two glandules, which the bird catches hold upon with her bill, and squeezes out an

Goodly and great he sails behind his link. oily pap or liniment, fit for the inunction of

Dryden. Ray. the feathers.

One that bore a link LI’NING. n. s. (from line.]

On a sudden clapp'd his Haming cudgel,

Like linstock, to the horse's couch-hole. 1. The inner covering of any thing; the

Hudibras, inner double of a garment.

7. Perhaps in the following passage it Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud

may mean lampblack, Turn forth her silver lining on the night?

There was no link to colour Peter's hat.

Milton.
The fold in the gristle of the nose is covered To LINK. v. a. (from the noun.]

Sbakspeare, with a lining, which differs from the facing of the tongue.

Grew. 1. To complicate; as, the links of a The gown with stiff embroid'ry shining, chain. Looks charming with a slighter lining. Prior.

Descending tread us down, 3. That which is within.

Thus drooping ; or with linked thunderbolts The lining of his coffers shall make coats Transfix us to the bottom of this gulph. Milton. To deck our soldiers for these Irish wars.

Against eating cares,
Sbakspeare.

Lap me in soft Iydian airs;

Married to in nortal verse, LINK. n. s. (getencke, German.]

Such as the meeting soul may pierce, 1. A single ring of a chain.

In notes, with many a winding bout The Roman state, whose course will yet go on

Of linked sweetness long drawn out. Milton, The way it takes, cracking ten thousand curbs Of more strong links asunder, than can ever

2. To unite; to conjoin in con

Sbakspeare. Appear in your impediment.

They're so linked in friendship, The moral of that poetical fiction, that the

That young prince Edward marries Warwick's daughter.

Sbakspeare uppermost link of all the series of subordinate causes, is fastened to Jupiter's chair, signifies an 3. To join ; to connect. useful truth.

Hale. Link towns to towns, with avenues of oak, Truths hang together in a chain of mutual Inclose whole downs in walls, 'uis all a joke. dependance ; you cannot draw one link without

Pope. Glanville. attracting others.

So from the first cternal order ran, While she does her upward fight sustain,

And creature link'd to creature, man to man. Touching each link of the continued chain,

Pope. . At length she is oblig'd and forc'd to see 4. To join by confederacy or contract. A first, a source, a life, a deity. Prior.

They make an offer of themselves into the 2. Any thing doubled and closed together. service of that enemy, with whose servants they

Make a link of horse hair very strong, and link themselves in so near a bond. Houker. fasten it to the end of the stick that springs.

Be advised for the best,

Mortimer. Ere thou thy daughter link in holy band 3. A chain; any thing connecting.

Of wedlock, to that new unknown guest. Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,

Fairy Queen. Can be retentive to the strength of spirit.

Blood in princes link'd not in such sort,
Sbakspeare.
As that it is of any power to tye.

Daniel.
I feel

s. To connect as concomitant. The link of nature draw me; Alesh of flesh,

New hope to spring, lone of my bone thou art. Milton's Par. Lost. Out of despair ; joy, but with fear yet link'd. Fire, food and earth, and air, by this were

Miltos. bound,

God has link: our hopes and our duty toreAnd love, the common link, the new creation ther.

Decay of Prety: crown'd.

Dryden's Knight's Tule. So gracious haih God been to us, as to live together our duty and our interest, and to Take a bunch of hysop, and dip it in the make those very things the instances of our blood that is in the bason, and strike the limel checience, which are the natural means and and the two side-posts.

Exodus. causes of our happiness.

Tillotson. When you lay any timber or brick work, as 6. To unite or concatenate in a regular lintels over windows, lay them in loam, which series of consequences.

is a great preserver of timber. Moxon. These things are linked, and, as it were,

Silver the lintels deep projecting o'er, chained one to another: we labour to eat, and

And gold the ringlets that command the door.

Pope. we eat to live, and we live to do good; and the

Li'on. n. s. [lion, Fr. leo, Lat.) good which we do is as seed sown, with reierence unto a future harvest.

Hooker. 1. The fiercest and most magnanimous of Tell me, which part it does necessitate?

fourfooted beasts. I'll chuse the other'; there I'll link th' effect ; King Richard's sirname was Cor-de-Lion, for A chain, which fools to catch themselves project!

his lion-like courage.

Camden's Remains. Dryden. Be lion mettled; proud, and take no care By which chain of ideas thus visibly linked Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are; together in train, i.e. each intermediate idea Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be. Sbakspeare. agreeing on each side with those two it is im

The sphinx, a famous monster in Egypt, had mediately placed between, the ideas of men and the face of a virgin, and the body of a lion. seli-determination appear to be connected.

Peachain on Drawing.
Loche.

They rejoice,
LI'NKBOY. 7 n. s. [link and boy.) A boy Each with their kind, lion with lioness;
Li'sKMAN. S that carries a torch to ac- So fitly them in pairs thou hast combin'd.
commodate passengers with light.

Milton

See lion hearted Richard, What a ridiculous thing it was, that the continued shadow of the earth should be broken by

Piously valiant, like a torrent swellid sodden miraculous disclusions of light, to pre

With wintry tempests, that disdains all mounds, vent the officiousness of the linkboy. More.

Breaking away impetuous, and involves Though thou art tempted by the linkman's call,

Within its sweep trees, houses, men, he press’d,

Amidst the thickest battle Yet trust him not along the lonely wall. Gay.

Pbilipso In the black form of cinder-wench she came. 2. A sign in the zodiack. O may no linkbay interrupt their love! Gay, The lion, for the honour of his skin, Li'sset. 1. s. (linot, Fr. linaria, Latin.]. The squeezing crab, and stinging scorpion shine A small singing bird.

For aiding heaven, when giants dar'd to brave

The threat'ned stars. Creecb's Manilius, The swallows make use of celandine, the ineet of euphragia, for the repairing of their Li'oness. n. s. (feminine of lion.] A sgh.

More. she lion. Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Pope. Under which bush's shade, a lioness LINSE'ED. 1. s. (semen lini, Latin.] The Lay couching head on ground, with catlike seed of flax, which is much used in

watch, medicine.

When that the sleeping man should stir.

Sbakspeare. Tire joints may be closed with a cement of

The furious lioness lice, linseed oil, and cotton,

Mortimer.

Forgetting young ones, through the fields doth LI'NSEYWOOLSEY. adj. (linen and wool.]

May. Made of linen and wool mixed; vile; The greedy lioness the wolf pursues, mean; of different and unsuitable The wolf the kid, the wanton kid the browze. parts.

Dryder. A lawless linsegwool sie brother,

If we may believe Pliny, lions do, in a very Half of one order, half another. Hudibras. severe manner, punish the adulteries of the

lioness. Pecla, patch'd and pyebald, linseywoelsey

Ayliffe's Parergon. brothers,

LIONLEAF. n. s. (lecntopetalon, Latin.] Grave mummers! sleeveless some, and shirtless A plant. others.

Pope. LION'S-MOUTH LINSTOCK. n. s. (lunte or lente, Teuto- Li'on's.PAW. nick, lint and stock.] A staff of wood Li'ON'S-TAIL.

1. s. [from lion.] The

name of an herb. with a match at the end of it, used by Li'on's-TOOTH. gunners in firing cannon.

Hanmer. LIP. n. s. [lippe, Saxon.]
The nimble gunner

1. The outer part of the mouth, the mus. With lynstock now the devilish cannon touches, And down goes all before him. Sbakspeare.

cles that shoot beyond the teeth, which "The distance judg'd for shot of ev'ry size,

are of so much use in speaking, that The linstocks touch, the pond'rous ball expires. they are used for all the organs of

Dryden. speech. LINT. n. s. (linteum, Lat. llin, Welsh and

Those happiest smiles Erse.)

That play'd on her ripe lip, seem'd not to 3. The soft substance comm

nmonly called

know, fax.

What guests were in her eyes. Shakspeare.

No talshood shall dehle my lips with lies, 2. Linen scraped into soft woolly sub

Or with a vale of truth disguise. Sindys. stance to lay on sores,

Her lips blush deeper sweets. I dressed them up with unguentum basilici

2. The edge of any thing. tuin vitcilo ovi, upon pledgits of lint. Wiseman. L'ATEL. n. s. [linteal, French.) That

In many places is a ridge of mountains some

distance from the sea, and a plain from their part of the door frame that lies cross

roots to the shore ; which plain was formerly the door posts over head.

covered by the sea, which bounded against those

roar.

Thomson.

ness.

hills as its first ramparts, or as the ledges or lips spreading of the spirits and tangible parts, the of its vessel.

Burnet. closeness of the tangible parts, and the jejuneIn wounds, the lips sink and are faccid; a ness or extreme comminution of spirits; the gleet followeth, and the fesh within withers. two first may be joined with a nature liquefable, Wiseman. the last not.

Bacon . 3. To make a Lip. To hang the lip in To LI'QUEFY. v.a. [liquefier, Fr. liquesullenness and contempt.

facio, Lat.) To melt; to dissolve. A letter for me! It gives me an estate of seven

That degree of heat which is in lime and years health; in which time I will make a lip at

ashes, being a smothering heat, is the most the physician.

Shakspeare.

proper, for it doth neither liquefy nor rarefy; To Lip. v. a. [from the noun.) Toʻkiss. and that is true maturation. Bacon's Nat. Hist. Obsolete.

To LIQUEFY. V. n. To grow liquid.
A hand, that kings

The blood of St. Januarius liquefied at the apHave lipt, and trembled kissing.

Shakspeare.
proach of the saint's head.

Addison on Italy:
Oh! 'tis the fiend's arch mock,

LIQUE'scency. n. s. (liquescentia, Lat.} To lip a wanton and suppose her chaste.

Shakspeare.

Aptness to melt. LIPLA BOUR. n. s. [lip and labour.j Ligue’SCENT. adj. [liquescens, Latin.] Action of the lips without concurrence

Melting. of the mind; words without senti- Liquid, adj. (liquide, French ; liquidus,

Latin.] ments. Fasting, when prayer is not directed to its

1. Not solid; not forming one continuous own purposes, is but liplabour. Taylor.

substance ; fluid. LIPOʻTHYMOUS. adj. (Arifw and Sunds. ]

Gently rolls the liquid glass. Dr. Daniel. Swooning; fainting.

2. Soft; clear. If the patient be surprised with a lipothymous

Her breast, the sug'red nest languor, and great oppression about the stomach Of her delicious soul, that there does lie, and hypochonders, expect no relief from cor- Bathing in streams of liquid melody, Crashaw. dials.

Harvey. 3. Pronounced without any jar or harshLIPOʻTHYMY. n. s. [Reinolvic.] Swoon; fainting fit.

The many liquid consonants give a pleasing The senators falling into a lipothomy, or deep sound to the words, though they are all of one swooning, made up this pageantry of death with syllable.

Dryden's Æneid. a representing of it unto life. Taylor. Let Carolina smooth the tuneful lay,

In lipotbymys or swoonings, he used the frica- Lull with Amelia's liquid name the nine, tion of this finger with saffron and gold. Brown. And sweetly flow through all the royal line. Li'PPED. adj. (from lip.] Having lips.

Pope. Li'PPITUDE. n. s. [lippitude, Fr. lippitudo, 4. Dissolved, so as not to be obtainable by Latin.] Blearedness of eyes.

law. Diseases that are infectious are, such as are in If a creditor should appeal to hinder the the spirits and not so much in the humours, and burial of his debtor's corpse, his appeal ought therefore pass easily from body to body;

such not to be received, since the business of burial are pestilences and lippitudes.

Bacon. requires a quick dispatch, though the debt be Li'PWISDOM. n. š. (lip and wisdom.] entirely liquid.

Ayliffe. Wisdom in talk without practice.

LIQUID. n. s. Liquid substance ; liquor. I find that all is but lipzuisdom, which wants

Be it thy choice, when summer heats annoy,

To sit beneath her leafy canopy,
experience; I now, woe is me, do try what
love can do.

Sidney.
Quafling rich liquids.

Philips. LI QUABLE. adj. [from liquo, Latin.] To LIQUIDATE. v. a. (from liquid.] fo Such as may be melted.

clear away ; to lessen debts. LIQUA’tion. n. s. [from liquo, Lat.] Liqui'dITY. n. s. [from liquid.] Sub1. The act of melting.

tilty; thinness. 2. Capacity to be melted.

The spirits for their liquidity, are more inThe common opinion hath been, that chrystal

capable than the fluid medium, which is the is nothing but ice and snow concreted, and, by

conveyer of sounds, to persevere in the con

Glansilk. duration of time, congealed beyond liquation.

tinued repetition of vocal airs. Brown.

LI'QUIDNESS. 1. s. (from liquid.] Quality To Liquate. v. n. [liquo, Latin.] To of being liquid ; Auency. melt; to liquefy.

Oil of anniseeds, in a cool place, thickened If the salts be not drawn forth before the clay

into the consistence of white butter, which with

Woodward. is baked, they are apt to liquate.

the least heat, resumed its former liquidness.

Boyle. Liquefa'ction. n. s. [liquefactio, Lat.

liquefaction, Fr.] The act of melting; LIQUOR, n. (liquor, Latin; liqucur, the state of being melted.

French.) Heat dissolveth and melteth bodies that keep 1. Any thing liquid: it is commonly used in their spirits, as in divers liquefactions; and so of Auids inebriating, or impregnated doth time in honey, which by age waxeth more with something, or made by decoction, liquid Bacon's Nat. Hist.

Nor envy'd them the grape The burning of the earth will be a true lique

Whose heads that turbulent liquor fills with faction or dissolution of it as to the exterior re

fumes.

Milton. gion.

Burnet. Sin taken into the soul, is like a liquor pour'd LI'QUEFIABLE. n. s. [from liquefy.) Such into a vessel; so much of it as it fills, it also as may be melted.

Soutb's Sermons, There are three causes of fixation, the even 2. Strong drink; in familiar language.

seasons.

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