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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

faulty. plant.

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

detinitive sentence.

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.]
To bathe in blood of faithless enemy. F. Queen.
She knew the virtue of her blade, nor would

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.

upon one.

Harvard.

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.

Locke. courage.

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.

Hocés. Prior.

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.

serves censure.

fairly blest.

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.

dress'd.

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.

Wisdom,
'Gan smile.

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.

Locke.

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.

Dryden.

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.

Bacon,

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

Milton.

Adam, soon as he heard
blanch, or take for admitted, the point of law-
fulness.

The fatal wrespass done by Eve, amaz'd,
Bacon.

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.

your feet,

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.

Sbakspeare:

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

celled.

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.]

warmth.

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.

blanquet.

Dryden. The world the coward will despise,

T. BLA'NKET.

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,

Dryden.

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.

Rogers.

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.

Sbakspeare.

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.

Sbakspeare.

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.

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Oman, take heed how thou the gods dost move, Oh! Portius, is there not some chosen curse,
To cause full wrath, which thou canst not resist;

Some hidden thunder in the store of heaven,
Blasphemous words the speaker vain do prove. Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man

Sidney. Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin? And dar'st thou to the Son of God propound

iddiaon.
To worship thee accurst ; now more accurst 2. To make to wither.
For this attempt, bolder than that on Eve,

Upon this blasted heath you stop our way.
And more blasphemous ?
Milton.

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

blasted.

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

Love's paradise.

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,

Hammond.

Trumpeters,
BLAST. n. s. (from blæst, Sax. blasen, With brazen din blast you the city's ears;
Germ. to blow.)

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,

Sbakspeare,
Thou unsubstantial air, that I embrace; BLA'TANT. adj. [blattant. Fr.] Bellowing
The wretch that thou hast blown unto the worst

as a calf.
Owes nothing to thy blasts. Sbakspéare.
Perhaps thy fortune doth controul the winds,

You learn this language from the blatant
Doth loose or bind their blasts in secret cave.

beast.

Dryden. Fairfax.

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,

against him.

Spenser:
As modest stillness and humility;

BLATTER A'TION. n. s. [blateratio, Lat.]
But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Noise ; senseless roar.
Then imitate the action of the tyger. Shakspeare. BLAY. n. s. [alburnus.] A small white

He blew his trumpet-the angelick blast
Fill'd all the regions.

river fish ; called also a bleak.

Milton.
The Veline fountains, and sulphureous Nar,

BLAZE. 1. s. (blarz, a torch, Saxon.]
Shake at the baleful blast, the signal of the war. 1. A fame; the light of the flame : blaze

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

the nose.

Farrier's Dict.
Into her scornful eyes! infect her beauty,

To BLAZE. V. 1. [from the noun.]
You fensuck'd fogs, drawn by the powerful sun,
To fall and blast her pride.

1. To flame; to show the light of a flame. Sbakspears. Thus you may long live an happy instruinent

them;

fube

lity.

tter.

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.

Collist,
Thou shalt líve, till we can find a time BLA'ZONRY. no s. [from blazen.] The art
To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, of blazoning?
Beg pardon of thy prince, and call thee back. Give certain rules as to the principles of bls.

Shakspeare.
zonry.

Peacham en Drawing.
When beggars die, there are no comets seen; TO BLEACH. v. a. [bleechen, Germ.] To
The heav'ns themselves blaze forth the death of
princes.

Sbakspeare.

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

Mark.

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.

Milton.

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.]
Pacbam.

I. Pale.
BLAʼZER. n. s. [from blaze.] One that 2. Cold; chill; cheerless.
spreads reports.

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
When cause requir'd, but never out of time;
Early and late it rung, at evening and at pume.

Forbidding every bleak unkindly fog
Spenser.

To touch the prosperous growth of this tall
wood.

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..

Addison.

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,

rheum.

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