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But far beyond my depth: my highblown pride
Whene'er I hear a rival nam'd, At length broke under me. Sbakspeare. I feel my body all infiam'd; 4. A blister; a pustule.
Which, breaking out in boils and blains, BLADDER-NUT. n. s. [stapbylodendron, BLAMABLE. adj. from blame.] Culpable;
With yellow tilth my linen stains. Swifi. Lat ] A plant. BLADDER-SENA. *. s. [colutea, Lat.) A
Virtue is placed between two extremes, which
are on both sides equally blamable. Dryden. BLADE. n. s. [blæd, bles, Sax. bled, Fr.] BLA'M ABLENESS. n. s. [from blamable.}
The spire of grass before it grows to Fault; the state of being liable to : seed ; the green shoots of corn which
blame ; culpableness ; faultiness. rise from the seed. This seems to me BLA'M A BLY. adv. (from blamable.] Cul. the primitive signification of the word
pably; in a manner liable to censure. blade; from which, I believe, the blade
A process may be carried on against a person, of a sword was first named, because of that is maliciously or blumably absent, even to a its similitude in shape ; and, from the
Ayliffe blade of a sword, that of other weapons
TO BLAME. v. a. (blamer, Fr.) or tools
1. To censure ; to charge with a fault : it There is hardly found a plant that yieldeth a generally implies a slight censure. red juice in the blade or ear, except it be the tree
Our pow'r that beareth sanguis draconis.
Bacon. Shall do a court'sy to our wrath, which men Send in the feeding Hocks betimes e' invade May blame, but not controul. Sbakspearls The rising bulk of the luxuriant blade. Dryden. Porphyrius, you too far did tempt your fate:
It we were able to dive into her secret recesses, 'Tis true, your duty to me it became; we should find that the smallest blade of grass, or But, praising that, I must your conduct blame, most contemptible weed, has its particular use.
Dryden. Swift. Each finding, like a friend, Hung on every spray, on every blade
Something to blame, and something to commend. Of grass, the myriad dewdrops twinkle round.
Pope. Tbomsen, 2. To blame has usually the particle for BLADE n. s. [blatte, Germ. blad, Dutch.] before the fault. 1. The sharp or striking part of a weapon The reader must not blame me for making use
or instrument, distinct from the handle. here all along of the word sentiment. Lecke. It is usually taken for a weapon, and so
3. Sometimes, but rarely, of. called probably from the likeness of a
Tomoreus he blamed of inconsiderate rashness;
for that he would busy himself in matters not sword blade to a blade of grass. It is
belonging to his vocation. commonly applied to the knife.
Knolles' History of the Turis. He sought all round about, his thirsty blade
BLAME. N. s. (from the verb.]
1. Imputation of a fault. Pollute her sabre with ignoble blood. Dryden.
In arms the praise of success is shared among Be his this sword, whose blade of brass displays
many; yet the blame of misadventures is charged A ruddy gleam, whose hilt a silver blaze. Pope.
They lay the blame on the poor little ones, 2. A brisk man, either fierce or gay, called
sometimes passionately enough, to divert it from so in contempt. So we say mettle for themselves.
2. Crime ; that which produces or deYou'll find yourself mistaken, sir, if you 'll take upon you to judge of these blades by their
Who would not judge us to be discharged of all garbs, looks, and outward appearance.
blame, which are confest to have no great fault, L'Estrange
even by their very word and testimony, in whose Then turning about to the hangman, he said,
eyes no fault of ours hath ever hitherto been acDispatch me, I pri'thee, this troublesome blade.
customed to seem small.
I unspeak mine own detraction; here abjure BLADE of the shoulder. n. s. The bone The taints and blames I laid upon myself, BLADE BONE.
called by anato For strangers to my nature. Sbakspeare. mists the scapula, or scapular bone. 3. Hurt. Not in use.'
He fell most furiously on the broiled relicks of Therewith upon his crest a shoulder of mutton, commonly called a blade With rigour so outrageous he smit, bone.
Pope. That a large share it hew'd out of the rest, To BLADE. v. a. (from the noun.] To And glancing down his shield, from blame him furnish or fit with a blade.
Fairy Quers. BLA'VED. adj. (from blade.) Having A. There is a peculiar structure of this blades or spires.
word, in which it is not very evident Her silver visage in the wat'ry glass,
whether it be a noun or a verb, but I Decking with liquid pearl the bladed grass. Sbad. conceive it to be the noun. To blame,
As where the lightning runs along the ground, in French à tort ; culpable; worthy of Nor bladet grass, nor bearded corn succeeds,
censure. But scales of scurf and putrefaction breeds. Dryd.
You were to blame, I must be plain with you, BLAIN. 1. s. [blegene, Sax.blegne, Dutch.] To part so slightly with your wife's first gift. A pustule; a botch ; a blister.
Sbakspear. Itches, blains,
I do not ask whether they were mistaken; but, Sow all th' Athenian bosoms, and the crop whether they were to blame in the manner. Bé general leprosy: Shakspeare.
Stilling fleet Botches and blains must all his flesh imboss,
Now we should hold them much to blame, And all his people.
Milton, If they went back before they came. Prier.
BLA'MEFUL. adj. [from blame and full.] Bla'sCHER: n. s. [from blanch.) A - Criminal ; guilty; meriting blame. whitener.
Dict. Is not the causer of these timeless deaths
BLAND. adj. [blandus, Lat.] Soft; mild; As blameful as the executioner? Shakspeare.
gentle. Bluntwitted lord, ignoble in demeanour,
In her face excuse If ever lady wrong'd her lord so much,
Came prologue, and apology too prompt; Thy mother tock into her vlameful bed
Which, with bland words at will, she thus ad. Some stern untutor'd churl. Sbakspeare.
Milton. BLA'MELESLY.adv. [from blameless.] In
And even calm nocently ; without crime.
Perpetual reign'd, save what the zephyrs blind It is the vilful opposing explicit articles, and
Breath'd o'er che blue expanse.
T10.7.19 not the not believing them when not reycaled, or To BLI'SDISH. v. a. (blandior, Lat.) To not with that conviction, against which he cannot
smooth; to soften. I have met with blamelesly, without pertinacy, hold out, that will
this word in ne other passage. bring danger of ruin on any.
Hammond. BLA'MELESNESS 1. s. [from blameless.]
M: sc'ring all her wiles,
With blandish' parleys, feminine assaults, Innocence ; exemption from censure. Tongue-batteries, sie serceas'd not day nor night Having resolved with him in Homer, that all
To storm me over-watch'd, and weary'd out is chargeable on Jupiter and fate, they infer,
Milton. with him, the blamelesness of the inferiour agent.
BLA'NDISHMENT. n. s. [from blandish; Hammond,
blanditie, Lat.] BLA'MELESS. adj. [from blame.] 1. Guiltless ; innocent; exempt from cen
1. Act of fondness; expression of tender
ness by gesture. sure or blame.
The little babe up in his arms he hent, She found out the righteous, and preserved
Who, with sweet pleasure and bold blar.dishment, him blameless unto God.
Spenser. The flames ascend on either altar clear,
Each bird and beast, behold While thus the blameless maid address'd her
Approaching two and two; these cow'ring low' pray'r. Dryden. With blandishment.
Milton. Such a lessening of our coin will deprive great numbers of blameless men of a fifth part of their
2. Soft words; kind speeches. estates.
He was both well and fair spoken, and would 2. Sometimes it is used with of.
use strange sweetness and blandishment of words,
where he desired to effect or persuade any thing We will be blameless of this thine oath. Joshua. that he took to heart.
Bacon. BLA'MER. n. s. (from blame.] One that blames or finds fault; a censurer.
3. Kind treatment; caress.
Him Dido now with blandishment detains; In me you 've hallowed a pagan muse, And denizon'd a stranger, who, mistaught
But I suspect the town where Juno reigns. Dryd.
In order to bring those infidels within the wide By blamers of the times they marr’d, hath sought Virtues in corners.
circle of whiggish community, neither blandisha Donne.
ments nor promises are omitted. Swift. BLAMEW O'RTHY. adj. [from blame and
worthy.] Culpable ; blamable ; worthy BLANK. adj. [blanc, Fr. derived by Me of blame or censure.
nage from olbianus, thus: albianus, alAlthough the same should be blamewortby,
bianicus, bianicus, biancus, bianco, blaniyet this age hath forborn to incur the danger of cus, blancus, blanc; by others from any such blame.
Hooker. blanc, which, in Danish, signifies shinTo BLANCH. v. a. [blanchir, Fr.]
ing ; in conformity to which, the Ger, 1. To whiten ; to change from some other mans have blancker, to shine; the Saxons, colour to white.
blæcan; and the English, bleach, to You can behold such sights,
whiten.] And keep the natural ruby of your cheeks,
1. White. When mine is blancb'd with fear. Sbakspeare.
To the blank moon A way of whiting wax cheaply may be of use;
Her office they prescrib'd; to th' other five and we have set down the practice of tradesmen who' blancb it.
Their planetary motions.
Milton, Boyle. And sin's black dye seems blanch'd by age to
2. Without writing ; unwritten ; empty virtue.
of all marks. 2. To strip or peel such things as have
Our substitutes at home shall have blank char. husks.
ters, Their suppers may be biskot, raisins of the
Whereto, when they know that men are rich,
They shall subscribe them for large eums of geld. sun, and a few blanched almonds. Wiseman,
Sbakspeare. 3. To slur; to balk; to pass over ; to Upon the debtor side, I find innumerable arshift away. Not in use.
ticles; but, upon the creditor side, little more The judges thought it dangerous to admit ifs
than bla... paper.
Addison. and ands, to qualify treason; whereby every one 3. Pale ; confused ; crushed ; dispirited; might express his malice, and blanch his danger. subdued ; depressed.
There without such beast, or sign of joy, You are not transported in an action that
Solicitous and blank, he thus began. warms the blood, and is appearing holy, to
Adam, soon as he heard
The fatal wrespass done by Eve, amaz'd,
Astonied stood, and blank, while horrour chill To BLANCH. V. n. To evade ; to shift ; Ran through his veins, and all his joints relax'd. to speak soft.
Milton. Optimi consiliarii mortui ; books will speak
. But now no face divine contentment wears; plain when counsellors blanck.
Bacen, 'Tis all blank sadness, or continual fears. Pope.
4. Without rhyme ; where the rhyme is
his soul remains, how will this man be amazed and blanked!
Tillotsoria blanched, or missed. The lady shall say her mind freely, or the
2. To efface; to annul. blank verse shall hali for it.
All former purposes were blanked, the goverLong have your ears been fill'd with tragick nour at a bay, and all that charge lost and can
Spenser. parts; Blood and blank verse have harden'd all your BLA'N KET. n. s. [blanchette, Fr.] hearts.
Addison. 1. A woollen cover, soft, and loosely woOur blank verse, where there is no rhyme to
ven, spread commonly upon a bed, over support the expression, is extremely difficult to
the linen sheet, for the procurement of such as are not masters in the tongue. Addison. BLANK. n. s. [from the adjective.]
Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the 1. A void space on paper.
dark, I cannot write a paper full as I used to do; and
To cry hold! hold!
Sbakspeare. yet I will not forgive a blank of half an inch from
The abilities of man must fall short on one side you.
Swift. or other, like too scanty a blanket when you are 2. A lot, by which nothing is gained; a-bed : if you pull it upon your shoulders, you which has no prize marked upon it. leave your feet bare ; if you thrust it down upon If you have heard your general talk of Rome,
your shoulders are uncovered. Tempk. And of his friends there, it is lots to blanks
Himself among the storied chiefs he spies, My name hath touch'd your ears. Sbakspeare.
As from the blanket high in air he flies. Popes In fortune's lottery lies
2. A kind of pear, sometimes written A heap of blanks, like this, for one small prize.
Dryden. The world the coward will despise,
r. v. a. (from the noun.] When life's a blank, who pulls not for a prize.
1. To cover with a blanket.
Dryden. My face I 'll grime with filth; 3. A paper from which the writing is efa Blanket
my loins; tie all my hair in knots. faced.
Shakspeare. She has left him
2. To toss in a blanket, by way of penalty The blank of what he was;
or contempt. I tell thee, eunuch, she has quite unmann'd him. Ah, ho! he cry'd, what street, what lane,
but knows 4. A paper unwritten; any thing without Our purgings, pumpings, blanketings, and blows? marks or characters.
Popes For him, I think not on him; for his thoughts, BLA'NKLY. adv. (from blank.] In a blank Would they were blanks, rather than till'd with manner; with whiteness; with paleness;
Sbakspeare. with confusion. Omission to do what is necessary,
To BLARE. v. n. (blaren, Dutch.) To Seals a commission to blank of danger. Shaks.
bellow; to roar.
Skinner. For the book of knowledge fair, Presented with an universal blank
To BLASPHE'ME. v. a. [blasphemo, low Of nature's works, to me expung’d and ras'd. Latin.]
Milton. 1. To speak in terms of impious irreverLife may be one great blank, which, though
ence of God. not blotted with sin, is yet without any characters of grace or virtue.
2. To speak evil of.
The truest issue of thy throne 5. The point to which an arrow is di
By his own interdiction stands accurs'd, rected; so called, because, to be more And does blaspheme his breed. Shakespeare visible, it was marked with white. Now Those who from our labours heap their board, disused.
Blaspheme their feeder, and forget their lord. Slander,
Popes Whose whisper o'er the world's diameter, To BLASPHEME. v. n. To speak blasAs level as the cannon to his blank,
phcmy. Transports its poison's shot. Sbakspeare.
Liver of blaspheming Jew. Sbakspeare, 6. Aimn; shot. Not used.
I punished them oft in every synagogue, and The harlot king compelled them to blaspireme.
Acts. Is quite beyond my aim; out of the blank BLASPH E'MER. N. s. (froin blaspheme.) A And level of my brain.
wretch that speaks of God in impious I have spoken for you all my best ; And stood within the blank of his displeasure,
and irreverent terms. For my free speech.
Who was before a blaspbemer, and a persecu. tor, and injurious.
1 Timotby. 7. Object to which any thing is directed. See better, Lear, and let me still remain
Even that blasphemer himself would inwardly The true blank of thine eye. Sbakspeare.
reverence his reprover, as he in his heart really
despises him for his cowardly base silence. Southa To BLANK. v. a. [from blank; blanchir, Deny the curst blasphemer's tongue to rage, French.]
And turn God's fury from an impious age: 1. To damp; to confuse ; to dispirit.
Ticket. Each opposite, that blanks the face of joy, Should each blasphemer quite escape the rod, Meet what I would have well, and it destrov.
Because the insult's not to man, but God? Pepe
Shakspeare. BLASPHEMOUS. adj. [from blaspheme. Dagon must stoop, and shall ere long receive Such a discomfit, as shall quite despoil him
It is usually spoken with the accent on Of all these boasted trophies won on me,
the first syllable, but used by Milion And with confusion blank his worshippers. Milt. with it on the second.] Impiously ir.
If the atheist, when he dics, should find that reverent with regard to God.
Oman, take heed how thou the gods dost move, Oh! Portius, is there not some chosen curse,
Some hidden thunder in the store of heaven,
Sidney. Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin? And dar'st thou to the Son of God propound
Upon this blasted heath you stop our way.
Shakspeare. A man can hardly pass the streets, without And behold seven thin ears, and blufsted with having his ears grated with horrid and blasphe the east wind, sprung up after them. Genesis. mous oaths and curses.
Tillotson. She, that like lightning shin'd while her face That any thing that wears the name of a
lasted, christian, or but of man, should venture to own The oak now resembles, which lightning had, such a villainous, impudent, and blasphemous as
Waller. sertion in the face of the world, as this! South. To his green years your censures you would suit, BLA'S PHEMOUSLY.adv.(from blaspheme.] Not blasi that blossom, but expect the fruit. Dryd. Impiously; with wicked irreverence.
Agony unmix’d, incessant gall Where is the right use of his reason, while he
Corroding every thought, and plasting all would blasphemously set up to controul the com
Tbomson, mands of the Almighty?
Swift. 3. To injure; to invalidate; to make inBLASPHEMY. n. s. (from blaspheme.]
famous. Blasphemy, strictly and properly; is an offering He shews himself weak, if he will take my of some indignity, or injury, unto God himself,
word when he thinks I deserve no credit; or either by words or writing
Ayliffe. malicious, if he knows I deserve credit, and yet But that my heart's on future mischief set, goes about to blast it.
Stillingfleet. I would speak' blasphemy, ere bid you fly; 4. To cut off; to hinder from coming to But Hly you must:
Sbakspeare, maturity. Intrinsick goodness consists in accordance, and This commerce Jehoshaphat king of Judea sin in contrariety, to the secret will of God; or endeavoured to renew; but his enterprize was else God could not be defined good, so far as his blasted by the destruction of vessels in the harthoughts and secrets, but only superficially good, bour.
Arbutbrot. as far as he is pleased to reveal himself, which is
5: To confound; to strike with terrour. perfect blaspbemy to imagine,
Make mingle with your rattling tabourines. 1. A gust or puff of wind.
Sbakspeare. They that stand high have many blasts to shake Bla'sTMENT. 1. s. [from blast.] Blast ;
sudden stroke of infection. Not in use. And, if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces. In the morn, and liquid dew of youth,
Sbakspeare. Contagious blastments are most imminent. Welcome, then,
as a calf.
You learn this language from the blatant
To BLA'TTER. v. n. (from blatero, Lat.] Three ships were hurry'd by the southern blast, To roar; to make a senseless noise. Not And on the secret shelves with fury cast. Dryd. used. 2. The sound made by blowing any in She rode at peace, through his only pains and strument of wind musick.
excellent endurance, however envy list to blatter In peace there's nothing so becomes a man,
BLATTER A'TION. n. s. [blateratio, Lat.]
He blew his trumpet-the angelick blast
river fish ; called also a bleak.
BLAZE. 1. s. (blarz, a torch, Saxon.]
Dryden. implies more the light than the heat. Whether there be two different goddesses call - The main blaze ot it is past; but a small ed Fame, or one goddess sounding two different thing would make it flame again. Sbakspearea trumpets, it is certain villainy has as good a title Thy throne is darkness in th' abyss of light, to a blast from the proper trumpet, as virtue has A blaze of glory that forbids the sight. Dryden. from the former.
Swift. What groans of men shall till the martial field ! 3. The stroke of a malignant planet; the
How tierce a blaze his flaming pile shall yield! infection of any thing pestilential. (from
What fun'ral pomp shall Hoating Tiber see!Droda the verb To blast.]
2. Publication ; wide diffusion of report.By the blast of God they perish.
For what is glory but the blaze of fame, To BLAST. v. a. (from the noun.]
The people's praise, if always praise unmixt?
Miltori, 1. To strike with some sudden plague or calamity.
3. Blaze is a white mark upon a horse, You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding
descending from the forehead almost to flames
To BLAZE. V. 1. [from the noun.]
1. To flame; to show the light of a flame. Sbakspears. Thus you may long live an happy instruinent
for your king and country ; you shall not be a Proceed unto beasts that are given in arms, meteor, or a blazing star, hat stella fixa; happy and teach me what I ought to observe in their here, and more happy hereafter. Bacon. blazon.
Peacbar. The third fair morn now blazd upon the main, 2. Show; divulgation ; publication. Then glossy smooth lay all the liquid plain. Pope. But this eternal blacon must not be 2. To be conspicuous.
To ears of flesh and blood. Sbakspeare. TO BLAZE. V. &.
3. Celebration; proclamation of some qua1. To publish; to make known; to spread far and wide.
I am a gentleman.-I 'll be sworn thou art ; The noise of this fight, and issue thereof, be Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, action, and ing blazed by the country people to some noble
spirit, men thereabouts, they came thither. Sidney.
Do give thee five-fold blazon. Shakspeare. My words, in hopes to blaze a stedfast mind, Men con over their pedigrees, and obtrude This marble chose, as of like temper known.
the blazon of their exploits upon the company. Sidney.
Peacham en Drawing.
whiten ; commonly to whiten by exBut he went out, and began to publish it inuch, posure to the open air. and to blaze abroad the
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws; Such musick worthiest were to blaze
And maidens bleach their summer smocks. Sbal. The pecrless height of her immortal praise,
Should I not seek Whose lustre leads us.
The clemency of some more temp’rate clime, Far beyond
To purge my gloom ; and, by the sun refin'd, The sons of Anak, famous now and blaz'd,
Bask in his beams, and bleach me in the wind ? Fearless of danger, like a petty god
Dryder. I walk'd about.
Milton. TO BLEACH. v. n. To grow white; to Whose follies, blaz'd about, to all are known, grow white in the open air. And are a secret to himself alone. Granville. The white sheet bleaching in the open field. But, mortals, know, 't is still our greatest pride
Shakspeare. To blaze those virtues which the good would hide. For there are various penances enjoin'd;
Pope. And some are hung to bleach upon the wind, 2. To blazon ; to give an account of en Some plung'd in waters.
Drodea. signs armorial in proper terms. Not
The deadly winter seizes; shuts up sense; used.
Lays him along the snows, a stiffen'd corse, This, in ancient times, was called a fierce;
Stretch'd out, and bleaching in the northern blast.
T bousek , and you should then have blazed it thus: hé bears a fierce, sable, between two fierces, or.
BLEAK. adj. [blac, blæc, Saxon.]
Intreat the north Utterers of secrets he from thence debarr'd,
To make his bleak winds kiss my parched lips, Babblers of folly, and blazers of crime;
And comfort me with cold. Sbakspeare. His larum-bell might loud and wide be heard,
The goddess that in rural shrine
Dwell'st here with Pan, or Svivan, by blest song
Forbidding every bleak unkindly fog
To touch the prosperous growth of this tall
Mutan. TO BLA'zon. v. a. [blasonner, Fr.]
Her desolation presents us with nothing but 1. To explain, in proper terms, the figures bleak and barren prospects.
Addison, on ensigns armorial.
Say, will ye bless the bleak Atlantick shere, King Edward gave to them the coat of arms, Or bid the furious Gaul be rude no more! Peft. which i am not herald enough to blazon into BLEAX. n. s. Colburnus, from his white or English..
bleak colour.) A small river fish. 2. To deck; to embellish ; to adorn.
The bleak, or freshwater sprat, is ever in moShe blazons in dread smiles her hideous form;
tion, and therefore called by some the river So lightning gilds the unrelenting storm. Gartb.
swallow. His back is of a pleasant, sad sea 3. To display ; to set to show.
water green; his belly white and shining like O thou goddess,
the mountain snow. Bleaks are excellent meat, Thou divine nature ! how thyself thou blazon'st and in best season in August.
Walton. In these two princely boys! they are as gentle BLE'A KNESS. n. s. [from bleak.] Cold. As zephyrs blowing below the violet, Not wagging his sweet head. Sbakspeare.
ness ; chilness.
The inhabitants of Nova Zembla go naked, 4. To celebrate ; to set out.
without complaining of the bleakness of the air; One that excels the quirk of blazoning pens, as the armies of the northern nations keep the And, in th' essential vesture of creation,
field all winter.
Addisex. Does bear all excellency. Sbakspeare. BLE'AKY.adj. [from bleak.) Bleak; cold, s. To blaze about ; to make publick.' chill.
What's this butt libelling against the senate, On shrubs they browze, and, on the blesky top And blazoning our injustice every where? $bak. Of rugged hills, the thorny branıble crop. Dryd. BLA'ZON. n. s. [from the verb.]
BLEAR. adj. [blaer, a blister, Dutch.) 1. The art of drawing or explaining coats 1. Dim with rheum or water; sore with of arms,