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., Maugre thy strength, place, youth, and ena- Though plentcous, all too little seems, nence;

To stuff chis maw, this vast unhidebound corps
Thy valour, and thy heart; thou art a traitor.

Skaispirare. The serpent, who his maw obscene had fillid,
I through the ample air, in triumph high The branches in his curl'd embraces held. Dryd.
Shall lead hell captive; maugie hell! and show 2. The craw of birds,
The pow'rs of darkness bound. Milton.

Granivorous birds have the mechanism of z
Miaugre all which, 'twas to stand fast,

mill; their maw is the hopper which holds and As long as monarchy should last. Hudibras.

softens the grain, letting it down by degrees into He prophesied of the success of his gospel; the stomach, where it is ground by two strong which, after his death, immediately took root, muscles; in which action they are assisted by and spread itself every where, maugre all oppo- small stones, which they swallow for the pursition or persecution.


Arbuthnot. MA'vis. n. s. [mauvis, Fr.] A thrush, MA'W KISH. adj. [perhaps from maw.] or bird like a thrush. An old word.

Apt to give satiety; apt to cause loathThe world that cannot deem of worthy things, ing. When I do praise her, say I do but fatter;

ilow, Welsted! flow, like thine inspirer beer. So doth the cuckow, when the mavis sings, Begins his witless note apace to clear. Spenser. MA'W KISHNESS. n. s. [from mawkisb.]

So sweetly maukish, and so smoothly dull. Pope. In birds, kites have a resemblance with hawks, and black-birds with thrushes and mavises. Bacon.

Aptness to cause loathing. To Maul. v.a. [from malleus, Lat.) To MA'WMET. n. s. (or mammet; from mam

or mother.] beat; to bruise ; to hurt in a coarse or

puppet, anciently an

idol. butcherly manner. Will he who saw the soldier's mutton fist,

MA'WMISH. adj. (from maw or mawmet. ] And saw thee mauld, appear within the list,

Foolish ; idle ; nauseous. To witness truth?


It is onc of the most nauseous, mownish mor. Once ev'ry week poor Hannibal is maut'd,

tifications, for a man to have to do with a puncThe theme is given, and strait the council's tual, finical fop.

L'Estrange callid,

MAW-WORM, n. s. (maw and worm.) Whether he should to Rome directly go? Dryd. Ordinary gut-worms loosen, and slide off from, I had some repute for prose,

the intern cunick of the guts, and frequently And, till they drove me out of date,

creep into the stomach for nutriment, being ato Could maul a minister of state. Swift. tracted thither by the sweet chyle; whence

But fate with butchers plac'd thy priestly stall, they are cailed stomach or waw-worms. Hary. Meek modern faith to murder, hack and maul. MA'XILLAR. 3 adj. [maxillaris, Lat.)


MA'XILLARY. LAUL. 11. s. [malleus, Lat.) A heavy ham

Belonging to the jawa

bone. mer : conimonly written mail.

The greatest quantity of hard substance conA man that beareth false witness is a maul, a sword, and sharp arrow.


tinued is towards the head; there is the skull,

the teeth, and the maxillary bones. Bacon. MAUND. n. s. (mand, Sax. mande, Fr.] A

MA XIM. n. . hand-basket.

[maxime, Fr. maximum, TO MA’UNDER. V. n. (maudire, Fr.] To

Lat.) An axiom; a general principle ; grumble; to murmur.

a leading truth.

This mixim out of love I teach. He made me many visits, mundring as if I


It is a maxim in state, that all countries of new had done him a discourtesy in leaving such an opening.


acquest, till settled, are rather matters of burden than strength.

Bacer. MA’UNDERER. n. s. [from maunder.] A Yet, as in duty bound, they serve him on; murmurer ; a grumbler.

Nor ease, nor wealth, nor lite itself regard, MAUNDY THURSDAY. 12. s. (derived by

For 'tis their maxim, love is love's reward. Dryd. Spilman from mande, a hand-basket, in

That the temper, the sentiments, the morawhich the king was accustomed to give

lity of men, is intluenced by the example and

disposition of those they converse with, is a realms to the poor ; by others from dies fiexion which has long since passed into proverbs, mandati, the day on which our Saviour and been ranked among the standing maxims of gave his great mandate, That we should human wisdom.

Rogers. love one another.] The Thursday be.

MAY, auxiliary verb, preterit might. zore Good friday.

magan, Sax magben, Dutch.) MAUSOLE'UM. n. s. (Lat. mausolée, Fr. 1. To be at liberty ; to be permitted ; to A name which was first given to a

be allowed: as, you may do for me (per stately monument erected by queen Ar

me licet) all you can. timesia to her husband Mausolus, king

He that is sent out to travel with the thoughts

of a man, designing to improve himself, may get of Caria.] A pompous funeral monu

into the conversation of persons of condition. ment.

Locke. MAW. ni's. [maga, Sax. marghe, Dutch.) 2. To be possible ; in the words


be. 3. The stomach of animals, and of human It may be, I shall otherwise bethink me. Sbak. beings, in contempt.

3. To be by chance. So oft in feasts with costly changes clad,

Be the workmen what they may be, let us To crammed maws a sprat new stomach brings. speak of the work.

Sidory: How old may Phillis be, you ask,
We have beats of dangs, and of bellies and Whose beauty thus all hearts engages?
mous of Qving creatures, and of their bloods. To answer is no easy task,

For she has really two ages.


} ?

4. To have power.

Like early lovers, whose unpractis't heard This also tendech to no more but what the Were long the Míay-gume of malicious arts, king may do: for what he may do is of two kinds; When once they find their jealousies were vain, what he may do as just, and what he may do as

With double heat renew their tires again. Dria. possible.

B.:con. MAY-LILY. 1. s. [ophemeron.] The same Make the most of life you may. Bourne. with lily of the valley. s. A word expressing desire.

MAY-POLE. 1. s. (May and pole.] Pole Mas you live happily and long for the service to be danced round in May. of your country;

Dryden. Amid the area wide she took her stand; May-te. Perbaps; it may be that.

Where the tail May-pole once o'erlook'd the May-be, that better reason will assuage


Pope. The rash revenger's heart, words well dispos'd MAY-WEED. 11. s., [May and weed.). A Have secret pow'r t'appease intiamed rage.

species of chamomile, called also stink

Sjezser. May-be the amorous count solicits her

ing chamomile, which grows wild. In the unia-sful purpose. Sbakspeare.

Miller. "Tis nothing yet, yet all thou haet to give;

The Maie-weed doth burne, and the thistle Then add those may-be years, thou hast to live.

doth freat,

Dryden. The firchos pull downward both rie and the What they offer is bare may be and shitt, and


Tussera scarce ever amounts to a tolerable reason. Creech. MA’YOR. n. s. (major, Lat.) The chief MAY. 1. s. (Majus, Lat.)

magistrate of a corporation, who, in 1. The fith month of the year; the con- London and York, is called Lord Mayor. fine of spring and summer.

When the king once heard it; out of anger, Alay must be drawn with a sweet and amiable He sent command to the lord mayor strait countenance, clad in a robe of white and green, To stop the rumour.

Shakspeare. embroidered with duifidils, hawehorns, and blue- The miryor locked up the gates of the city. bottles. cacbai.

Knolles. Hail! bounteous May, that dost inspire

Would'st thou not rather chuse a small reMirth and youth, and warm desire;

nown; Woods and groves are of thy dressing,

To be the mzgor of some poor palıry town? Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. Milton.

Dryden. 2. The early or gay part of life.

MA'YORALTY. n. s. [from mayor.] The On a day, alack the day;

office of a mayor. Love, u bise month is ever May,

It is incorporated with the mayoraliy andeam'Spied a blosso.n passing fair,

eth burgesses to the parliament. Carer. Playing in the wanton air. Slakspeare. There was a sharp proscction against Sir Alaids are May when they are maids,

William Capel, for misusernment in his

mayo But the sky changes when they are wivaj. Shak. ralty.

Bacon. My liege

MA YORESS. n. s. [from major.] The Is in the very May morn of his youth,

wife of the inayor. Ripe for exploits.

Siakspeare. MAʼZARD. n. s. (maschoire, Fr.] A jaw. I'll prove it on his body, if he dare; Despight his nice fence, and his acuve praciice,

Hanmer. His May of youth, and bloom of lustihood. Now my lady Worm's chapless, and knocko


about the mazard with a sexton's spade. Sbaksp. To MAY. V. n. (from the noun.) To ga

Where thou miglc'st stickle without hazard ther flowers on May morning

Of outrage to thy hide and mazardo Hudibras. When merry May first early calls the morn,

MAZE. n. s. (missen, Dutch, to mistake; With merry maids a maying they do go. Sidney. mase, Sax. a whirlpool, Skinner.) Cupid with Aurora playing,

1. A labyrinth; a place of perplexity and As he met her once a maying.


winding passages. MAY-BUC. n.s. [May and bug.] A chaf- Circular base of rising folds, that tower'd fer. Ainsworth. Fold above fold, a surging maze.

Milton. May-DAY. n. s. (May and day.] The first

The ways of heav'n are dark and intricate; of May.

Puzzled with mazes and perplex'd with error, "Tis as much impossible,

Our understanding searches them in vain. Addin

He, like a copious river, pour'd his song Unless we sweep them from the door with can

O’er all the mazes of enchanted ground. Thom. nons, To scatter 'em, as 'tis to make 'em sleep

2. Confusion of thought ; uncertainty i On May-day morning.

Sbakspeare. perplexity: MAY-FLOWER, n. s. (May and power.]

He left in himself nothing but a maze of longA plant.

ing, and a dungeon of sorrow.


While they study how to bring to pass that The plague, they report, hath a scent of the Mayoflower.


religion may seem but a matter made, they lose

themselves in the very maze of their own disMAY-FlY. n. s. (May and Ay.) An insect. courses, as if reason did even purposely forsake

He loves the May-fy, which is bred of the them, who of purpose forsake God, the author cod-worm or caddis. Walton. thereof.


I have thrust myself into this maze, MAY.GAME. 7. 8. [Moy and game.] Di. Haply to wive and thrive as best I may. Shakski.

version; sport; such as are used on the Others apart sat on a hill retir'd, first of May.

In thoughts more elevate, and reason'd high The king this while, though he seemed to ac- Of providence, foreknowledge, will and fate, Count of the designs of Perkin but as a May Fix'd fate, free-will, foreknowledge absolute, 27., yet had given order for the watching of And found no end, in wandering mazes lost. 61.ns upon the coasts. Bacon,



Te Maze. v. a. (froin the noun.] To

Where all things in common do rest,

Corne feeld with the past ure and mead, bewilder; to confuse.

Yet what doth it stand you in stead? Tussen Much was I maz'd to see this monster kind,

A band select from forage drives in hundred forms to change his fearful hue.

A herd of beeves, fair oxen, and fair kine,
From a fat meadow ground.

Milter. MAʼZER. n. s. [maeser, Dutch, a knot of Paints her, 'tis irue, with the same hand maple.) A maple cup.

which spreads, Then, lo! Perigot, the pledge which I plight, Like glorious colours, through the flow'ry neads, A mazer ywrought of the maple ware,

Wheu lavish Nature with her best attire
Wherein is enchased many a fair sight

Cloaths the gay spring, the season of desire. Of bears and tigers that make fierce war. Spens.

Waller. Virgil observes, like Theocritus, a just deco- Yet ere to-morrow's sun shali shew his head, rum, both of the subject and persons, as in the The dewy paths of meadows we will cread, third pastoral, where one of his shepherds de- For crowns and chaplets to adorn thy bed. Dryd. 'scribes a bowl, or mazer, curiously carved. Dryd. MEADOW-SAFFRON.

n. s. [colebicum, MAʼZY. adj. (from maze.] Perplexed with

Latin.] A plant. windings; confused.

The meadow-saffron hath a flower consisting How from that saphire fount the crisped

of one leaf, shaped like a lily, rising in form of brooks,

a small tube, and is gradually widened into six Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold,

segments; it has likewise a solid, bulbous roos, With mazy error, under pendant shades,

covered with a membranous skin. Miller. Ran nectar.

Milton. The Lapitha to chariots add the state MEADOW-SWEET. n. s. [ulmaria, Latin.] Of bits and bridles, taught the steed to bound, A plant. To run the ring, and trave the inazy


ME'AGER. adj. [maigre, Fr. macer, Lat.] Dryden.

1. Lean ; wanting flesh; starven. M. D. Medicina doctor, doctor of physick.

Thou art so lean and meagre waxen late, Me.

That scarce thy legs uphold thy feeble gate. 1. The oblique case of I.

Spenser Me, only me, the hand of fortune bore,.

Now will the canker sorrow eat my bud, Unblest to tread an interdicted shore. Pope. And chase the native beauty from his cheek, For me the fates severely kind, ordain

And he will look as hollow as a ghost, A cool suspense.

Pope. As dim and meagre as an ague's tit. Sbaksp. 2. Me is sometimes a kind of ludicrous

Meagre were his looks, expletive.

Sharp misery bad worn him to the bones. Slak. He thrusts me himself into the company of

Whatsoever their neighbour gets, they lose,

and the very bread that one eats makes i'ocher three or four gentlemanlike dogs, under the duke's table.


J.' Estrange.

Fierte famine with her meagre face,
He presently, as greatness knows itself,

And levers of the fiery race,
Steps me a little higher than his vow
Made to my father, while his blood was poor.

In swarms th' offending wretch surround,

All brooding on the blasted ground: 1, acquainted with the smell before, knew it

And limping death, lash'd on by face,

Comes up to shorten half our date. Dryden was Crab, and goes me to the fellow that whips the dogs.


2. Poor; hungry: I followed me close, came in foot and hand,

Canaan's happy land, when worn with coil, and, with a thought, seven of the eleven I paid. Requir’da Sabbath year to mend the meagre soil.

Shakspeare. 3. It is sometimes used ungrammatically IO NE'AGER. v. a. (from the adjective.) for I: as, methinks,

To make lean. Me rather had, my heart might feel your love,

It cannot be, that I should be so shamefully Than my unpleas'd eye see your courtesy.

betrayed, and as a man magered with long Shakspeare.

watching and painful labour, laid himself down ME'Acock. n. s. [mes cog, Fr. Skinner.]

to sleep.

Knolles' Hist. of the Turks. Au uxorious or effeminate man.

ME'AGERNESS. n. s. (from meager.] ME'ACOCK. adj. Tame timorous


1. Leanness; want of Nesh. cowardly.

2. Scantness; bareness. 'Tis a world to see,

Poynings, the better to make compensation of How tame, when men and women are alone, the meagerness of his service in the wars by acts A meacock wretch can make the curstest shrew. of peace, called a parliament.

Bacen. Shakspeare.

MEAK. 1.s. A hook with a long bandle. MEAD. n.s. (mædo, Saxon ; meetbe, Dut. A meake for the pease, and to swing upthe brake. meth, German ; hydromcli, Lat.) A kind

Tusser of drink made of water and honey.

MEAL. n. š. (male, Saxon, repast or porThough not so solutive a drink as mead, yet it

tion.] will be more grateful to the stomach. Bacon, 1. The act of eating at a certain time, He sheers his over-burden'd sheep;

Boaz said unto her, at meal time, Come eat, Or mead for cooling drink prepares,

and dip thy morsel.

Retb. Of virgin honey in the jars.

Dryden. The quantity of aliment necessary to keep MEAD 1. s. (made, Sax.] Ground

the animal in a due state of vigour, ought to be

divided into meals at proper intervals. Arbutb. plowed, but covered with grass and

2. A sepast; the food eaten.

What strange fish Howers. Mead is a word chiefly poeti- Hath made his teal on thee?

Sbaksp: cal.

Give them great means of beef, and iron and





Seel, they will eat like wolves, and fight like Can you imagine I so mean could prove, devils.

Sbaksp. lleury . To save my life by changing of my love brzd. They made m'a miser's feast of happiness,

We fast, not to please men, nor to pronote And cou'd net furnish out another meal. Dryd. any mean, worldly interest. Smalridge's Sermons. 3. A part; a fragment.

3. Contemptible; despicable. That yearly rent is still paid into the hania- The Roman legions, and grcat Cæsar found per, even as the former casualty itself was wont

Our fathers no mean foes.

Pbilips. to be, in parcel weal, brought in and answered 4. Low in the degree of any good quality; there.

Bacon. low in worth ; low in power. 4. (vzlepe, Sax. zel, Dut. mohlen, to Some things are good, yet in so mean a degree grind, German.] The flower or edible

of goodness, that many are only not disproved

nor disallowed of God for them. Hooker. part of corn.

French wheat is bearded, and requireth the In the belting and sifting of near fourteen best soil, recompensing the same with a profite years of such power and favour, all that came

able plenty; and not wheat, so termed because cut could not be expected to be pure and fine it is unbearded, is contented with a meaner earth, neal, bat must have a mixture of padar and bran and contenting with a suitable gain. Carew. ia this lower age of human fragility.

Wotton. The lands be not holden of her majesty, but An cid weasel conveys himself into a meil lub

by a mean tenure in soccage, or by knighes' serfor the mice to come to her, since she could not

více at the most.

Bacon. go to them.

L'Estrange. By this extortion he suddenly grew from a TO MEAL. v.a. (mneler, Fr.) To sprinkle; mean to a mighty estate, insomuch that his anto mingle.

cient inheritance being not oue chousand marks Were he meal's.

yearly, he became able to dispend ten thousand Wish that which he corrects, then were he tye pounds.

Davies. Sbalspeare. To peaceful Rome new laws ordain;

Callid from his mear abode a sceptre to susain. ME'ALMAN. n. s. (meal and man.] One

Dryden. that deals in meal,

I have sacrificed much of my own self-love, in ME'ALY. odj. (from meal.]

preventing not only many mean things from see3. Having the taste or soft insipidity of ing the light, but many which I thought toler

able. meal; having the qualities of meal.

Pepe. The acal, parts of plants dissolved in water

5. [moyen, French.) Middle; moderate; make too viscid an aliment. Arbuth. on Alim.

without excess. 2. Besprinkled, as with meal.

He saw this gentleman, one of the properest With four wings, as all farinaceous and mealy

and best-graced men that ever I saw, being of winged animals, as butterflies and moths. Brocon.

middle age and a mean stature.

Sidney. Lke a gay insect, in his summer shine,

Now read with them those organick arts whicha

enable men to discourse and write, and accord. The fopighe fluttering spreads his mealy wings.


ing to the fittest style of lofty, mean, or lowly. MEALY-MO'UTHED. adj. [imagined by 6. Intervening; intermediate.

Milton, Skinnet to be corrupted froin mild

In the man while the heaven was black with moubed or millow.mouthed: but per. clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. haps from the sore mouths of animals,

i Kings. that, when they are unable to commi- MEAN. n. s. [moyen, French.) nute their grain, must be fed with ineal.] 1. Mediocrity; middle rate ; medium, Soft mouthed; unable to speak freely.

He tempering goodly well She was a fool to be mealy-mouthed here na

Their contrary dislikes with loved means, tare speaks so piain.


Did place them all in order, and compell

To keep themselves within their sundry reigns, MEALY-MOʻUTHEDNESS. n. 5. (from the

Together link'd with adamantine chains. Spens. adjective.] Bashfulness; restraint of

Oft 'tis seen speech.

Our mean securities, and our mere defects MEAS. adj. [mæne, Saxon.)

Prove our commodities.


Temperance with golden square, 1. Wanting dignity; of low rank or

Betwixi them both can measure out a mean. birth.

Shukspeare. She was stricken with most obstinate love to

There is a mein in all things, and a certain a young man but of mean parentage, in her fa

measure wherein the good and the beautiful cone ther's court, named Antiphilus; so mean, as that

sist, and out of which they never can depart. he s as but the son of her nurse, and by that

Dryder. meaas, without other desert, became known of

But no authority of gods or men ber. Sidney. Allow of any mean in poesie.

Roscommon. This fairest inaid of fairer mind;

Against her theu her forces prudence joins, By fortune mean, in nature born a queen. Sidn.

And to the golden mean herselt contines. Denb. Let pale-fac'd fear keep with the mean-born man,

2. Measure; regulation. Not used. Asd food no harbour in a royal heart. Shaksp. The rolling sea resounding soft, True tope is swift, and 'fies with swallow. In his big base them fitly answered, wings:

And on the rock the waves breaking aloft, Kings it makes gods, and mcaner creatures kings. A solemn mean unto them measured. F. Queen.

Shakspeare. 3. Interval; interim; mean time. 3. Low minded; base ; ungenerous ; spi- But sith this wretched woman overcome, ritless.

Of anguish rather than of crime hath been, The shepherd knows not thunder from a tabor, Reserve her cause to her eternal doom, More than I know the sound of Marcius' tongue And in the mean vouchsafe her honourable tomb. From every meaner man. Sbaksp.



4. Instrument ; measure ; that which is used in order to any end.

Pamela's noble heart would needs gratefully make known the valiant mean of her safe:v.

Sidney. As long as that which Christians did was ROVN, and no way subject to just reproof, their virtuous conversation was a mean to work the heathens conversion unto Christ. Hooker.

It is no excuse unto him who, being drunk,
coa imitteth incest, and alledgeth that his wits
were not his own; in as much as himself might
have chosen whether bis wirs should by that
mer'» have been taken from him. Hooker.

I'll devise a mean to draw the Moor
Oint of the way, that your converse and business
May be more free.

Sicksp. bio place will please me so, no mean of death, As here by Cæsar and by you cut off. Shaksp.

Mature is made better by no metri,
Bw. nature makes that mean; so over that art
Hlich, you say, adds to nature, is an art
That nature makes.

Shaksp. 5. It is often used in the plural, and by

some not very grammaticaliy with an
adjective singular : the singular is in
this sense now rarely used.

The more base art thou,
To make such means for her as thou tast done,
And leave her on such slight conditions. Shaks.

By this means he had them the more at vantage, being tired and harrassed with a long inarch.

Bacon Because he wanted means to perform any great action, he made means to return the sooner.

Strong was their plot,
Their parties great, means good, the season fit,
Their practice close, their faith suspected not.

Daniel. By this means not only many helpless persons will be provided for, but a generation will be bred up not perverted by any other hores.

Spratt's Sermons. Who is there that hath the leisure and means to collect all the proofs concerning most of the opinions he has, so as safely to conclude that he hath a clear and full view.

Locke.' A good character, when established, should not be rested in as an end, but only employed as a means of doing still farther good. Atterburg.

It renders us careless of approving ourselves to God by religious duties, and, by that means securing the continuance of his goodness.

Atterbury. 6. By all- MEANS. Without doubt; with

out hesitation ; without fail. 7. By no MEANS. Not in any degree ;

not at all.

The wine on this side of the lake is by no medias so good as that on the other.

8. Mīcans are likewise used for revenue ;
fortune: probably from desmenes.
Your means are slender, your waste is great.

For competence of life I will allow you,
That lack of means enforce yoou not to evil;
And, as we hear you do reform yourselves,
Give you advancement.

Sbaksp. Essex did not build or adorn any house; the queen perchance spending his tiine, and himself his means.

Wotton. 9. ME.V-TIME. ? In the intervening

MEAN-WHILE. S tine: sometimes an adverbial node of speech.

The world shall burn, and from her ashes spring
New heav'n and earth.

Mean-time the rapid heav'ris rowld down the

light, And on the shaded ocean rush'd the night.

Dryden Mean-time her warlike brother on the seas, His waving streamers to the winds displays.

Drydes. Man-time, in shades of night Æneas lies; Care seiz'd his soul, and sleep forsook his eyes

Drucken Mean-while I'll draw up my Numidian troops, And, as I see occasion, favour thee. Addisex.

The Roman legions were all recalled to belp their country against the Goths; mean-time the Britons, left to shift for themselves, and harrassed by inroads from the Picts, were forced in

call in the Saxons for their defence. Swift.
TO MEAN. V. n. (meenen, Dutch.)
1. To have in the mind; to purpose.

These delights if thou canst give,
Mirth, with thee I mean to live. Milton.

To think ; to have the power of
And he who now to sense, now nonsense

leaning, Means not, but blunders round about a meaning.

Pepe. TO MEAN. v. a. 1. To purpose ; to intend ; to design.

Ye thought evil against me; but God zeant it unto good, to save much people alive. Genesis.

And life more perfect have attain’d than fate
Meant me, by venturing higher than my lot.

I practis'd it to make you taste your cheer
With double pleasure, first prepar'd by fear :
So loyal subjects often seize their prince,
Yet mean his sacred person not the least offenca

Drgest. 2. Tointends to hint covertly; to understand.

When your children shall say, What mean you by this service? ye shall say, It is the passover.

Exadus. I forsake an argument on which I could delight to dwell; I mean your judgment in your choice of friends.

Dryderi. Whatever was meant by them, it could not be that Cain, as elder, had a natural dominion orer Abel.

Lecte. MA'NDER. 'n. s. [Meander, is a river in

Phrygia remarkable for its winding course. Maze; labyrinth ; flexuous passage ; serpentine winding; winding course.

Physicians, by the help of anatomical dissestions, have searched into those various meanders of the veins, arterics, and integrals of the body.

"Tis well, that while mankind
Through fate's perverse meander errs,

He can imagin'd pleasures find,
To combat against real cares.

While ling'ring rivers in meanders glide,
They scatter verdant life on either side ;

The vallies smile, and with their flow'ry face,
And wealthy births confess the floods embrace.

Blackmore. Law is a bottomless pit: John Bull was fiattered by the lawyers, that his suit would not last above a year; yet ten long years did Horus steer his cause through all the meanders of the baw, and all the courts.


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