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Yet looks he like a king: behold his eye, 2. Delirious; disordered in the mind by As bright as is the eagle's, lightens forth

disease. Controlling majesty. Sbakspeare's Richard II.

LIGHTHÉADEDNESS. n. s. Deliriousness; 3. To fall; to light. [from light.]

disorder of the mind. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, as we do put our trust in thee.

Common Prayer.

LIGHTHE’ARTED. adj. [light and beart.) To Li'GHTEN. v. a. (from light.]

Gay; merry; airy; cheerful. 1. To illuminate; to enlighten.

Li'GHTHOUSE. n. s. (light and house.) A Upon his bloody finger he doth wear

high building, at the top of which lights A precious ring, that ligbiers all the hole. Sbaks. are hung to guide ships at sea.

Light, which mak'st the light which makes He charged himself with the risque of such the day,

vessels as carried corn in winter; and built a Which sett 'se the eye without, and mind within; pharos or lighthouse.

Arbuthnot. Ligbtea my spirit with one clear heav’nly ray, LightLE'GGED. adj. [light and leg.] Which now to view itself doth first begin. Dav.

Nimble; swift. A key of fire ran all along the shore, And ligten'd all the river with a blaze. Dryden. LIGHTLESS. adj. [from light.) Wanting

Light legged Pas has got the middle space. Sidn. Nature from the storm Shines out afresh; and through the lighten'd air light; dark. A higher lustre, and a clearer calm,

LIGHTLY. adv. (from light.] Diffusive tremble.

Thomson's Summer. 1. Without weight. 2. To exonerate; to unload. (from light, This grave partakes the fleshly birth, aut.)

Which cover lightly, gentle earth. Ben Jinson. The mariners were afraid, and cast forth the

2. Without deep impression. wares that were in the ship into the sea, to

The soft ideas of the cheerful note, lighten it of them.

Jonah. Lightly receiv'd, were easily forgot. Priora 3. To make less heavy,

3. Easily ; readily ; without difficulty; of Long since with woe

course. Nearer acquainted, now I feel by proof,

If they write or speak publickly but five words, That fellowship in pain divides not smart, one of them is lightly about the dangerous estate Nor ligbteus aught each man's peculiar load. of the church of England in respect of abused Milton. ceremonies.

Hooker. Strive

Believe't not lightly that your son In offices of love how we may lighten

Will not exceed the common, or be caught Each other's burden.

Milton. With cautelous baits and practice. 4. To exhilarate ; to cheer.

Shakspeare's Coriolanus, A trusty villain, very oft,

Short summer lightly has a forward spring. When I am dull with care and melancholy,

Sbakspeares Lightens my humour with his merry jest. Shaks. 4. Without reason.

The audience are grown weary of continued Flatter not the rich ; neither do thou willing melancholy scenes; and few tragedies shall suc- ly or ligbtly appear before great personages. Tayl. ceed in this age, if they are not lightened with a Let

every man that hath a calling be diligent course o murth.

Dryden. in pursuance of its employment, so as not lightLIGHTER. n. s. (from ligbt, to make ly, or without reasonable occasion, to neglect its Ligbt.) A heavy boat into which ships


5. Without dejection ; cheerfully. are lightened or unloaded.

Bid that welcome They have cock boats for passengers, and lgbter; for burthen.

Which comes to punish us, and we punish it,

Carew. He climb'd a stranded ligbter's height,

Seeming to bear it lightly. Sbak. Ani, and Cleop. Shot to the black abyss, and plung'd downright.

6. Not chastely: Pope.

If I were lightly disposed, I could still perhaps LIGHTERMAN. n. s. (lighter and mar.]

have offers, that some, who hold their heads

higher, would be glad to accept. Swift. One who manages a lighter.

7. Nimbly; with agility ; not heavily or Where much shipping is employed, whatever becomes of the merchant, multitudes of people

tardily. will be gainers; as shipwrights, butchers, care

Methought I stood on a wide river's bank; men, and ligbtermen.


When on a sudden, Torismond appear’d, LIGHTFINGERED. adj. (light and finger.]

Gave me his hand, and led me lightly o'er;

Leaping and bounding on the billows heads, Nimble at conveyance; thievish.

Till safely we had reach'd the farther shore. LIGHTEOOT. adj. (light and foot.] Nim

Dryden. ble in running or dancing ; active. 8. Gayly; airily; with levity; without Him so far had born his firlifoot steed,

heed or care. Pricked with wrath and fiery tierce disdain, LIGHTMI'NDED. adj. [light and mind.) That him to follow was bui fruitless pain. Unsettled; unsteady.

Fairy Queen. And all the troop of lightfoot Naïades

He that is hasty to give credit is lightminded. Flock all about to see her lovely face. Spenser. Lichtness. n. s. [from light.]

Ecclesiasticuse LíchTFOOT. n.5. Venison. A cant word.

1. Want of weight; absence of weight : LIGHTHE'ADED. adj. [light and head. ) the contrary to heaviness. 1. Unsteady; loose; thoughtless; weak. Some are for masts of ships, as fir and pine, be

The English Liturgy, how piously and wisely cause of their length, straightness, and lightness. soever framed, had found great opposition; the

Bacon's Natural History. ceremonies had wrought only upon lightbeaded, Suppose many degrees of littleness and lighte

Keak men, yet learned men excepted against ness in particles, so as many might Aoat in the • some particulars.


air a good while before they fell, Burnet


The sun


2. Inconstancy ; unsteadiness.

For, unto knight there is no greater shame, His course exalted through the ram had runt, Than lightness and inconstancy in love.

Through Taurus, and the lightsome realms of Fairy Queen. love.

Dryden. Of two things they must chuse one; namely, 2. Gay; airy; having the power to ex. whether they would, to their endless disgrace, hilarate. with ridiculous lightness, dismiss him, whose res

It suiteth so fitly with that lightsome affection titution they had in so importunate manner de

of joy, wherein God delightech when his saints sired, or else condescend unto that demand.

praise him.

Hooker. Hooker.

The lightsome passion of joy was not that As I blow this feather from my face,

which now often usurps the name; that trivial, Obeying with my wind when I do blow,

vanishing, superficial thing, that only gilds the And yielding to another when it blows,

apprehension, and plays upon the surface of the Commanded always by the greatest gust;


Soutb. Such is the lightness of you common men. Li’GHTSOMENESS. n. s. (from light some.]


1. Luminousness; not opacity; not ob3. Unchastity; want of conduct in women. Is it the disdain of my estate, or the opinion of

scurity; not darksomeness. my lightness, that emboldened such base fancies It is to our atmos; here that the variety of towards me?


colours, which are painted on the skies, the Can it be,

lightsomeness of our air, and the twilight, are That modesty may more betray our sense,


Cbeyne. Than woman's lightness !

2. Cheerfulness; merriment; levity. Sbakspeare's Measure for Measure. LIGNAʼLOES. K. s. (lignum aloes, Lat.] 4. Agility; nimbleness.

Aloes wood. LiGHTNING. n. s. (from lighten, lighten- The vallies spread forth as gardens by the riing, lightning.]

ver's side, as the trees of lisnalaes which the 1. The flash that attends thunder.

Lord hath planted, and as cedar trces beside the

Numbers. Lightning is a great flame, very bright, extending every way to a great distance, suddenly LIGNEOUS. adj. (ligneus, Latin ; ligneux, darting upwards, and there ending, so that it is

French.] Made of wood; wooden ; only momentaneous.

Muscberbroek. resembling wood. Sense thinks the ligbtning born before the Te should be tried with shoots of vines, and thunder;

routs of red roses; for it may be they, being of What tells us then they both together are? a more ligneous nature, will incorporate with the

tree itself.

Bacon's Nat. History, Salmoneus, suff'ring cruel pains I found

Ten thousand seeds of the plant harts-tongue, For emulating Jove; the rattling sound

hardly make the bulk of a pepper-cors: now the Of mimick thunder, and the glitt'ring blaze covers, and the true body of each seed, the paOf pointed ligbtnings, and their forky rays. renchymous and ligneous part of both, and the

Dryden. fibres of those parts, multiplied one by another, No warning of the approach of fame,

afford a hundred thousand millions of formed Swiftly, like sudden death, it came;

atoms, but how many more we cannot define. Like travellers by lightning killid,

Grew, I burnt the moment I beheld. Glanville. LIGNUMVITÆ. n. s. [Latin.) Guiacum; 2. Mitigation; abatement. [from to lighten,

a very hard wood. to make less heavy.]

Li'GURE. n. Se A precious stone. How oft when men are at the point of death, The third row a ligure, an agate, and an ameHave they been merry? which their keepers call thyst.

Exedus. A ligbtning before death. Sbak. Romeo and Juliet. LIKE. adj. [lic, Saxon ; liik, Dutch.) We were once in hopes of his recovery, upon

1. Resembling; having resemblance. a kind message from the widow; but this only proved a lightning before death. Spectator.

Whom art thou like in thy greatness ! Ezek.

His son, or one of his illustrious name, Lights. n. s. (supposed to be called so

How like the former, and almost the same! from their lightness in proportion to

Dryden. their bulk.] The lungs; the organs As the earth was designed for the being of of breathing: we say, lights of other men, why might not all other planets be created animals, and lungs of men.

for the like uses, each for their own inhabitants? The complaint was chiefly from the lights, a

Bentley. part as of no quick sense, so no seat for any

This plan, as laid down by him, looks liker an sharp disease.


universal art than a distinct logick. Baker. LIGHTSQME. adj. [from light.]

2. Equal ; of the same quantity. 3. Luminous; not dark; not obscure;

More clergymen were impoverished by the

late war, than ever in the liks space before. not opake.

Sprall. Neither the sun, nor any thing sensible is that

3. [for likely. ] Probable; credible. lighit itself, which is the cause that things are

The trials were made, and it is like that the lightsome, though it make itself, and all things else, visible; but a body mose enlightened, by

'experiment would have been effectual.

Bacon. whom the neighbouring region, which the 4. Likely, in a state that gives probable Grecks call æther, the place of the supposed expectations. This is, i think, an imelement of fire, is affected and qualified. proper, though frequent, use.

Raleigh. If the duke continues these favours towards White walls make rooms more ligbtsome than you, you are like to be much advanced. Shakup. black.

Bacon. He is Mke to die for hunger, for there is no Equal posture, and quick spirits, are required more bread.

Feremiab. to make colours lightsone. Bacon's Nat. Hist. The yearly value thereof is already increased souble of that it was within these few years, 1. To choose with some degree of,

- preand is like daily to rise higher till it amount to ference. the price of our land in England. Davies. Hopton resolved to visit Waller's quarters,

As nothing can be so reasonably spoken as to

content all men, so this speech was not of them that he might judge whether he were like to pure all liked,

Knolles. sue his purpose.


He gave such an account as made it appear Many were not easy to be governed, nor like

that he liked the design.

Clarendon. to conform themselves to strict rules. Clarendon.

We like our present circumstances well, and If his rules of reason be not better suited to dream of no change. the mund than his rules for health are fitted to

Atterbury. our boües, he is not like to be much followed.

2. To approve, to view with approbaBaker.

tion, not fondness. LIKE. 1. s. (This substantive is seldom

Though they did not like the evil he did, yet

thev liked him that did the evil. more than the adjective used elliptical


He grew content to mark their speeches, then ly; the lake for the like thing, or like per. to marvel at such wit in shepherds, after to like son.]

their company.

Sidney. 1. Some person or thing resembling an- He proceeded from looking to liking, and from other.

liking to loving

Sidney. He was a man, take him for all in all,

For several virtues I shall not look upon his like again. Sbaksp.

I have lik'd several women; never any

With so full soul. Every like is not the same, O Cæsar! Shaksp.

Shakspeare's Tempest. Though there have been greater fleets for

I look'd upon her with a soldier's eye; number, yet for the bulk of the ships never the

'That lik’d, but had a rougher task in hand Bacon's War with Spain.

Than to drive liking to the name of love. Shak. Albeit an eagle did bear away a lamb in her

Scarce any man passes to a liking of sin in talons, yet a raven endeavouring to do the like

others, but by first practising it himself. South. was held entangled.


Beasts can like, but not distinguish too, One offers, and in offering makes a stay;

Nor their own liking by reflection know. Dryd. Another forvard sets, and doch no more ;

3. To please ; to be agreeable to. Now A caud the like

Daniel's Civil War. disused.
His desire

Well hoped he, ere long that hardy guest, By conversation with his like to help,

If ever covetous hand, or lustful eye,
Or solace his defects. Milton's Par. Lost. Or lips he laid on thing that lik'd him best,
Two likes may be mistaken. L'Estrange.

Should be his prey.

Spenser's Fairy Queen. She'd study to reform the men,

Say, my tair brother now, if this device Or add some grains of folly more

Do like you, or may you to like entice. Hubberd, To women than they had before;

This desire being reconimended to her maThis might their mutual fancy strike,

jesty, it liked her to include the same within one Since ev'ry being loves its lité. Swift. entire lease.


He shall dwell where it liketh him best. Deut. 2. Used with bad; near approach ; a state There let them learn, as likes them, to despise like to another state. A sense common, God and Messiah.

Milton's Par. Lost, but not just : perhaps hud is a corrup- To Likk. V. n. tion for was.

1. To be pleased with : with of before the Report being carried secretly from one to

thing approved. Obsolete. another in my ship, bed like to have been my

Of any thing more than of God they could utier overthrow.


not by any means like, as long as whatsoever LIKE. adv.

they knew besides God, they apprehended it not 1. In the same manner ; in the same man.

in itself without dependency upon God. Hooker. ner as : it is not always easy to deter

The young soldiers did with such cheerfulness

like of this resolution, that they thought two mine whether it be adverb or adjec

days a long delay.

Knolles. tive.

2. To choose ; to list; to be pleased. The jovous nymphs, and lightfoot fairies,

The man likes not to take his brother's wife. Which thicher came to hear their musick sweet,

Deuteronomy. Now hearing them so heavily lament,

He that has the prison doors set opeu is perLike neavily lamenung from them went. Spens. fectly at liberty, because he may either go or Lik: as a father pitieth his children, so the

stay, as he best likes.

Locke. Lord pitieth them that fear him. Psalms.

LIKELIHOOD. ? Are we proud and passionate, malicious and


n. 5. (from likely. ] revengeful? is this to be like-minded with Christ, wbo was meek and lowly?

Tillotson, 1. Appearance; show. Obsolete. What will be my contusion, when he sees me

What of his heart perceive you in his face, Neglected, and forsaken like lnmself. Pbilips. By any likelibood he show'd to-day?

They rcar'd like lions caught in toils, and rag'd: -That with no man here he is offended. Sbak.
The man knew what they were, who heretofore 2. Resemblance; likeness. Obsolete.
Had seen the like lie murther'd on the shore.

The mayor and all his brethren in best sort,

Waller. Like to the senators of antique Rome, 2. In such a manner as befits.

Go forth and fetch their conqu’ring Cæsar in. Be strong, and quit yourselves like men. As by a low, but loving likelihood,

1 Samuel Were now the general of our gracious empress, 3. Likely ; probably. A popular use not As in good time he may, from Ireland coming, analogical

How many would the peaceful city quit I like the work well; ere it be demanded,

To welcome him? Sbakspeare's Henry v. As like enough it will, I'd have it copied. Sbak.

There is no likelihood between pure light and

black darkness, or between righteousness and Te Like. v. a. (lican, Sax. liiken, Dut.] reprobation.

Raleigh. 7


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3. Probability; verisimilitude; appear. 3. One who resembles another ; a copy i ance of truth.

a counterpart. As it noteth one such to have been in that Poor Cupid, sobbing, scarce could speak, age, so had there been more, it would by likeli- Indeed, mamma, I do not know ye: bood as well have noted many. Hooker. Alas! how easy my mistake?

Many of likelibood informed me of this before, I took you for your likeness Cloe. Prier, which hung so tottering in the balance, that I Likewise, adv. (like and wise.] In like could neither believe nor misdoubt. Shaksp.

manner; also; moreover ; too. It never yet did hurt,

Jesus said unto them, I also will ask one thing, To lay down likelihood, and forms of hope. Shak.

which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by As there is no likelibood that the place could be

what authority I do these things. Mattbew. so altered, so there is no probability that these

So was it in the decay of the Roman empire, rivers were turned out of their courses, Raleigh.

and likewise in the empire of Almaigne, after Where things are least to be put to the ven.

Charles the Great, every bird taking a feather. ture, as the eternal interests of the other world

Bacon. ought to be ; there every, even the least, proba

Spirit of vitriol poured to pure unmixed serum, bility, or likelilood of danger, should be provided

coagulates as if it had been boiled. Spirit of seaagainst.


salt makes a perfect coagulation of the serum There are predictions of our Saviour recorded

likewise, but with some different phænomena. by the evangelists, which were not completed

Arbuthnet. till after their deaths, and had no likelibood of LIKING. adj. [perhaps because plump. being so when they were pronounced by our blessed Saviour.

Addison. ness is agreeable to the sight.) Plumpi Thus, in all likelibood, would it be with a li- in a state of plumpness. bertine, who should have a visit from the other I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed world: the first horror it raised would go off, as your meat and your drink; for why should he new diversions come on.

Atterbury. see your faces worse liking, than the children Li'kely, adj. (from like. )

which are of your sort?

Daniel. 3. Şuch as may be liked; such as may Li'KING. n. s. [from like. please. Obsolete.

1. Good state of body; plumpness. These young companions make themselves I'll repent, and that suddenly, while I'm in believe they love at the first looking of a likely

some liking; I shall be out of heart shortly, and beauty:


then I shall have no strength to repent. Sbaksp. Sir John, they are your likeliest men; I would Their young ones are in good liking ; they have you served with the best. Shaksp.

grow up with corn, 2. Probable ; such as may in reason be

Cappadocian slaves were famous for their lusa

tiness; and, being in good liking, were set on a thought or believed; such as may be

stall, when exposed to sale, to shew the good hathought more reasonably than the con- bit of their body. Dryden's Notes to Pers. trary : as, a likely story, that is, a credi. 2. State of trial.

The royal soul, that, like the lab'ring moon, LIKELY. adv. Probably; as may rea

By charms of art was hurried down; sonably be thought.

Forc'd with regret to leave her native sphere, While man was innocent, he was likely igno

Came but a while on liking here. Drgdek rant of nothing that imported him to know.

3. Inclination.

Glanville. Why do you longer feed on loathed light, Ta L KEN. U v. a. (from like.] To repre

Or liking find to gaze on earthly mold? sent as having resemblance; to com

Fairy Queer.

Li ́KING. n. s. [from the verb.) Delight pare. The prince broke your head for likening him

in ; pleasure in : with to.

There are limits to be set betwixt the boldness to a singing man of Windsor. Sbaksp. Henry iv. For who, though with the tongue

and rashness of a poet; but he must understand Of angels, can relate; or to what things

those limits who pretends to judge, as well as he Liker on earth conspicuous, that may lift

who undertakes to write: and he who has no Human imagination to such height

liking to the whole, ought in reason to be exof God-like power? Milton's Par. Lost.

cluded from censuring of the parts. Dryden, LI'KENESS. n. s. (from like.]

LI'LACH. n. s. (lilac, lilas, Fr.) A tree.

The white thorn is in leaf, and the lilacb tree, 3. Resemblance ; similitude.

Bacon, They all do live, and moved are To multiply the likeness of their kind. Spenser. LOLIED: adj. [from lily.) Embellished A translator is to make his author appear as

with lilies. charning as he can, provided he maintains his Nymphs and shepherds dance no more character, and makes him not unlike himself. By sandy Ladon's lilied banks. Milton, Translation is a kind of drawing after the life, LI'LY. n. s. [lilium, Latin.] where there is a double sort of likeness, a good There are thirty-two species of this plant, ins one and a bad one.

Dryden. cluding white lilies, orange lilies, and martagons There will be found a better likeness, and a of various sorts.

Miller. worse; and the better is constantly to be chosen.

Oh! had the monster seen those lily hands

Dryden. Tremble, like aspen leaves, upon a lute, 7. Form ; appearance.

And make the silken strings delight to kiss them; Never came trouble to my house in the like- He would not then have touch'd them for his life! ness of your grace; for trouble being gone, com

Sbakspeare. fort should remain.

Sbakspeare. Shipwreck'd upon a kingdom where no pity! It is safer to stand upon our guard against an No friends! no hope! no kindred weep for me! enemy in the likeness of a friend, than to em- Almost no grave allow'd me! like the lily, brace any man for a friend in the vikeness of an That once was mistress of the field, and flourish'd, enemy:

L'Estran, I'll hang my head, and rerişh.

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Arnus, a river of Italy, is drawn like an old Yet judg’d, like vapours that from limbesks rise, man, by his right side a lion, holding forth in his It would in richer showers descend again. Dryd. right paw a red lily, or flower-de-luce. Peacham.

The warm limbeck draws Take but the humblest lily of the field;

Salubrious waters from the nocent brood. Pbil, And if our pride will to our reason yield, Li’MBED. adj. [from limb.) Formed with It must by sure comparison be shown,

regard to limbs. That on the regal seat great David's son,

A steer of five years age, large limb'd, and fed, Array'd in all his robes, and types of pow'r, To Jove's high altars Agamemnon led. Shines with less glory than that sim flow'r.

Li’MBER. adj. Flexible ; easily bent; pli

Prior. For her the lilies hang their heads, and die.

ant; lithe. Pepe.

You put me off with limber vows. Sbakso LILY-DAFFODIL. n. s. [lilio- narcissus.]

I wonder how, among these jealousies of court

and state, Edward Atheling could subsist, being A foreign flower.

the indubitate heir of the Saxon line: but he LILY-HYACINTH. n. s. [lilio-hyacinthus.) had tried, and found him a prince of limber vir

It hath a lily flower, composed of six leaves, tues; so as though he might have some place in shaped like the flower of hyacinth: the roots are hia caution, yet he reckoned him beneath his scaly, and shaped like those of the lily. There fear.

Wotton, are three species of this plant; one with a blue At once came forth whatever creeps the flower, another white, and a third red. Miller.

ground, Lily of tbe Valley, or May lily. n. s. (lilium Insect, or worm: those wav'd their limber fans convallium.)

For wings; and smallest lineaments exact The flower consists of one leaf, is shaped like

In all the liveries deck'd of summer's pride. a bell, and divided at the top into six segments;

Milton. the ovary hecomes a soft globular fruit, con

She durst never stand at the bay, having nor taining several round seeds. It is very common

thing but her long soft limber ears to defend her. in shady woods. Miller.

More. Lily of the valley has a strong root that runs

The muscles were strong on both sides of the into the ground. Mortimer's Husbandry.

aspera arteria, but on the under side, opposite to LILYLI'VERED. adj. (lily and liver.]

that of the æsophagus, very limber. Ray. Whitelivered; cowardly.

Li’MBERNESS. n. s. (from limber.] FlexiA base, lilylivered, action-taking knave. Sbak. bility; pliancy. LYMATURE. 7. s. (limatura, Latin.) Fi. Limbo. n. s. [Eo quod sit limbus infero

lings of any metal; the particles rubbed rum. Du Cange.) off by a file.

1. A region bordering upon hell, in which LIMB. 7.5. [lin, Sax, and Scot. lem, Dan.) there is neither pleasure nor pain. Po1. a member ; a jointed or articulated pularly hell. part of animals.

No, he is in tartar limbo, worse than hell, A second Hector, for his grim aspect,

A devil in an everlasting garment hath him, And large proportion of his strong knit limbs.

One whose hard heart is button'd up with steel. Sbakspeare.

Sbakspeare. 0! that I had her here, to tear her limb'meal! Oh what a sympathy of woe is this!


As far from help as limbo is from bliss. Shaksp. Now am I come each limb to survey,

All these up-whirl'd aloft If thy appearance answer loud report. Milton. Fly o'er the backside of the world far off, 2. (limbe, Fr. limbus, Lat.) An edge ; a

Into a limbo large, and broad, since call'd border: a philosophical word.

The paradise of fools. Milton's Par. Lost, By moving the prisms about, the colours again 2. Any place of misery and restraint. emerged out of the whiteness, the violet and the For he no sooner was at large, blue at its inward limb, and at its outward limb But Trulla straight brought on the charge; the red and yellow.

Newton. And in the self same limbo put To LIMB. v. a. (from the noun.]

The knight and squire, where he was shut.

Hudibras, 1. To supply with limbs. As they please,

Friar, thou art come off thyself, but poor I am

left in limbo. They limb themselves, and colour, shape, and size

Dryden's Spanish Fryar. Assume, as likes them best, condense, or rare. Lime. n. s. [lim, gelyman, Sax. to glue.)


1. A viscous substance drawn over twigs, 2. To tear asunder ; to dismember. which catches and entangles the wings Lí'MBECK. n. S. [corrupted by popular of birds that light upon it. pronunciation froin alembick.) Astill. Poor bird! thou’dst never fear the net or lime, Her cheeks, on which this streaming nectar The pitfall, nor the gin. Sbaksp. Macbetb. fell,

You must lay lime, to tangle her desires, Stillid through the limbeck of her diamond eyes. By wailful sonnets, whose composed rhimes

Fairfax. Should be full fraught with serviceable vows. Fires of Spain, and the line,

Sbakspears. Whose countries limbecks to our bodies be,

Jollier of this state Canst thou for gain bear?

Donne Than are new-benefic'd ministers, he throws, Call up, unbound,

Like nets or lime twigs, wheresoe'er he goes, In various shapes, old Proteus from the sea, His title of barrister on every wench. Donne, Praia'd through a limbeck to his naked form. A thrush was taken with a bush of lime twigs. Milton.

L'Estrange The earth, by secret conveyances, lets in the Then toils for beasts, and lime for birds were rea, and sends it back fresh, her bowels serving

found, jor a limbeck.

Howel. And deep-mouth'd dogs did forest walks surHe first survey'd the charge with careful eyes, Found,


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