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She had indeed, sir, a son for her eradle, ere play tricks; to practise artifice. Out she had a husband for her bed. Sbakspeare. No jutting frieze,

You've made fair hands, Buttrice, nor coigne of vantage, but this bird

You and your crafts! You've crafted fair. Hath made his pendant bed and procreant cradle.

Sbakspeare's Coriolanus, Shakspeare. CRA'rtily. adv. [from crafty.) CunHis birth, perhaps, some paltry village hides, And sets his cradle out of fortune's way. Dryid.

ningly; artfully; with more art thah A child knows his nurse and his cradle, and by

honesty. degrees the playthings of a little more advanced

But that which most impaired his credit, was age.

Locke. the common report that he did, in all things, faThe cradle and the tomb, alas, so nigh!

vour the christians; and had, for that cause, To live is scarce distinguish'd from to die. Prior.

craftily persuaded Solyman to take in hand the Me let the tender office long engage,

unfortunate Persian war.

K::ollas. To rock the cradle of reposing age;

May he not craftily infer With lenient arts extend a mother's breath,

The rules of friendship too severe, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of

Which chain him to a hated trust; death.


Which make hin) wretched to be just ? Prior. 2. It is used for infancy, or the first part CRAFTINESS, n. s. [from crafty.] Cun. of life.

ning ; stratagem. He knew them to be inclined altogether to

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness., war; and therefore wholly trained them up, even from their cradles, in arms and military exer

CRA'FTSMAN, 1. s. [craft and man.) An cises,

Spenser's Ireland. artificer; a manufacturer; a mechanick. The new duke's daughter, her cousin, loves That her became, as polish'd ivory, her; being ever, from

their cradles, bred toge- Which cunning craftsman's hand hath overlaid ther. Shakspeare's As you like it. With fair vermillion.

Spenser. They should scarcely depart from a form of What reverence he did throw away on slaves; worship, in which they had been educated from Wooing poor craftsmen with the craft of seniles. their cradle. Clarendon.


What a resemblance this advice carries to the 3. [With surgeons.] A case for a broken

oration of Demetrius to his fellow craftsmen ! bone, to keep off pressure.

Decay of Piety. 4. [With shipwrights.] A frame of tim

CRA'FTSMASTER. N. s. [craft and maber raised along the outside of a ship by the bulge, serving more securely and

ster.] A man skilled in his trade.

He is not his craftsmaster, he doch not do it commodiously to help to launch her.


Sbakspeare. Harris. There is art in pride; a man might as soon

learn a trade. Those who were not brought up To CRA'DLE. v.a. [from the substantive.] To lay in a cradle ; to rock in a cradle.

to it, seldom prove their craftsmaster. Collier. He that hath been cradled in majesty, will not

CRA'Fty. adj. [from craft.] Cunning; leave the throne to play with beggars. Glanville. artful ; full of artifices; fraudulent; sly.

The tearsstealfrom our eyes, when in the street Nay, you may think my love was crafty love, With some betrothed virgin's herse we meet;

And call it cunning. Shakspeare's King Johan Or infant's fun'ral, from the cheated womb

This oppression did, of force and necessity, Convey'd to earth, and cradled in a toinb. Dry. make the Irish a crafty people ; for such as are

He shall be cradled in my ancient shield, so oppressed, and live in slavery, are ever put to famous through the universities. Arb, and Pope. their shifts.

Davies on Ireland. CRADLE-CLOTHES. n. s. (from cradle

Before he came in sight, the crafty god

His wings dismiss'd, but still retain'd his rod. and clothes.] Bedclothes belonging to

Dryden. a cradle.

Nobody was ever so cunning as to conceal O! could it be prov'd

their being so; and every body is shy and disThat some night-tripping fairy had exchang'd, trustful of crafty men.

Locke, In cradle-cloaths, our children where they lay,

CRAG. n. s. And call'd mine Percy, his Plantagenet; Then would I have his Harry, and he mine. 1. Crag is, in British, a rough steep rock,

Svakspeare. and is used in the same sense in the CRAFT. 7. s. (chæft, Sax. crefft, in old northern counties at this day. Gibson. Welsh.]

2. The rugged protuberance of a rock. I. Manual art ; trade.

And as mount Etna vomits sulphur out, I hear an objcction, even from some well

With clifts of burning crags, and fire aud smoke.

Fairfax. meaning men, that these delightful crafts may be divers ways ill-applied in a land.


Who hath dispos’d, but thou, the winding way, 2. Art; ability; dexterity.

Where springs down from the steepy crags do beat?

IV oiton. A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his

A lion spied a goat upon the crag of a high skill or craft of making, the very fiction itself


L' Estrange of the work.

Ben Jonson.

3. The neck. 3. Fraud ; cunning; artifice.

They looken bisse, as bulls that been bate, Th' offence is holy that she hath committed ;

And bearen the cruc so stiff and so state. Spen. And this deceit loses the name of craft, Of disobedience, or unduteous title. Sbak.

4. The small end of a neck of mutton : a This gives us a full view of wonderful art and low word. waft in raising such a structure of power and CRAGGED. adj. [from crog.] Full of Iniquity.

Ayliffe. inequalities and prominences.
Small sailing vessels.

On a huge hill,
TO CRAFT. V. n. (from the noun.] TO Crwoged and stcep, truth stanús.

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CRA'GGED NĖSS. 1. s. [from cragged.] 1. A spasm or contraction of the lizzy
Fulness of crags or prominent rocks.
The craggedness or steepness of that mountain,

generally removed by warmth and ruh
maketh many parts of it in a manner inaccess-

bing. ible.

For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt bor

Brcrewood. CRA'GGINESS. n., s. [from craggy.]

cramp!, The

Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up. Skal state of being craggy.

In a retreat he outruns any lacquey; mary CR A'GG. adj. [from crag.] Rugged ;

in coming on, he has the crampSbakugan full of prominences ; l'ough to walk on,

The cramp cometh of contraction of site or climb.

which is manifest, in that it comerh either ha That same wicked wight

cold or dryness.

Bacon's N. HE
His dwelling has low in an hollow cave,

Hares, said to live on hemlock, do not ne
Far underneath a craggy clift ypight,

good the tradition; and he that observes where
Dark, doleful, dreary, like a greedy grave.

Vertigoes,cramps, and convulsions, follow theren
in these animals, will be of our belief. Brezt

It was impossible to pass up the woody and

2. A restrietion; confinement; obstru:
craggy hills, without the loss of those command-

Raleigh's Essays,

A narrow fortune is a cramp to a great neizdo
Mountaineers that from Severus came,

and lays a man under incapacities of serving this
And from the craggy cliffs of Tetrica. Dryden.


L'Estienne The town and republick of St. Marino stands 3. A piece of iron bent at each end, if on the top of a very high and

craggy inountain.

which two bodies are held together.

dadison on Italy. TO CRAM. v. a. (cramman, Saxon.]

To the uppermost of these there should be

fastened a sharp grapple, or crcarp of iron, which 1. To stuff ;. to fill with more than can may be apt to take hold of any place where to conveniently be held.


As much love in rhyme,

CRAMP.adj. Difficult; knotty: a lor
As would be cramm'd up in a sheet of paper,

term. Writ on both sides the leat, margent and all.

To CRAMP. v.a. [from the noun.]

Being thus crammed in the basket, a couple of

1. To pain with cramps or twitches. Ford's knaves were called.

When the contracted limbs were cramp'dl

, er's Sbakspeare.

then Thou hast spoke as if thy eldest son should be A waterish humour swelld, and ooz'd again. a fool, whose skull Jove cram with brains. Sbak.

Dryden': Virgi. Cram not in people by sending too fast company after company; but so as the number may

2. To restrain; to confine; to obstruct; live well in plantation, and not by surcharge be

to hinder. in penury.


It is impossible to conceive the number of in&. To fill with food beyond satiety.

conveniences that will ensue, if borrowing be You'd mollify a judge, would cram a squire;

cramped. Or else some smiles from caurt you may desire.

There are few but find that some companies

benumb and cramp them, so that in them ebey
I am sure children would be freer from dis-

can neither speak nor do any thing that is hando

* Glanville's Seefais

. eases, if they were not crammed so much as they are by fond mothers, and were kept wholly

He who serves has still restraints of dread upca from fiesh the first three years.

his spirits, which, even in the midse of actica

As a man may be eating all day, and, for

cramps and ties up his activity. Soutl's Sora. want of digestion, is never nourished; so these

Dr. Hammond loves to contract and cramp

Burnet's Theory endless readers may crain themselves in vain

the sense of prophecies. with intellectual food. Walls on the Mind.

The antiquaries are for cramping their subjecu
But Annius, crafty seer,

into as narrow a space as they cail

, and for? Came cramni'd with capon from where Pollio

ducing the whole extent of a science into a few

Addison en Itsetyo

general maxims.

Marius used all endeavours for depressing the 3. To thrust in by force. You cram these words into mine ears, against

Hobies, and raising the people; particularly for The stomach of my sense.

cramping the former in their power of judica

Huffer, quoth Hudibras, this sword
Shall down thy false throat crain that word.

Th’ expansive atmosphere is cramped with cold;

Hudibras, Fate has crammd us all into one lease,

But full of life, and vivifying soul." And that even now.cxpiring Dryd. Cleomenes.

3. To bind with crampirons. In another printed paper it is roundly express

CRA'NPFISH. n. s. (from cramp and fish.] ed, that he will cram his brass down our throats.

Swift, of those that touch it.
TO CRAM. v. n. To eat beyond satiety.
The godly dame, whe fleshly tailings damns,

CR AʼMpiron.n.5. [from cramp and iroz.)

į See CRAMP, sense 3:

Pope. CRA'MBO. n. s. [a cant word, probably without etymology.) A play at which onle gives a word, to which another finds a rhyme ; a rhyme.

So Mævius, when he drain'd his skull
To celebrate some suburb trull,
His similes in order set,
And every crambo he could get.

CRANE. 11. 5. (chan, Sax. kraen, Dut.]
CRAMP. n. s. (krampe, Dutch; crampes

Serift. French.]

Like a crane, or a swallow, so did I chatter.

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A liberty to use a crane for drawing up wares from the vessels, at any creek of the sea or wharf, unto the land, and to make profit of it. It signifies also the money paid and taken for the same.


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1. A bird with a long beak.

your blood,

That small infantry warr'd on by cranes. Forsook, and drew her humid train aslope,

Crankling her banks.

Philips. 2. An instrument made with ropes, pullies, CRA'NKLES. n. so [from the verb.] In

and hooks, by which great weights are equalities; angular prominences. raised.

CRA'NKNESS, 11. s. [from crank.] In case the mould about it be so ponderous as 1. Health ; vigour. not to be removed by any ordinary force, you may then raise it with a crane.

2. Disposition to overset.

Mortimer. Then commerce brought into the publick walk

CRA'NNIED. adj. [from cranny.]. Full The busy merchant, the big warehouse built,

of chinks. Rais'd the strong crane:

Thomson's Autumn, A wall it is, as I would have you think, 3. A siphon; a crooked pipe for drawing

That had in it a crannied hole or chink. Sbaksp. liquors out of a cask.

A very fair fruit, and not unlike a citron; but CRANES-BILL. n. s. [from crane and bill.]

somewhat rougher chope and cramied, vulgarly

conceived the marks of Adam's teeth. Brown. 1. An herb.

CRA'NNY. n. s. [cren, Fr. crena, Lat.) 2. A pair of pincers terminating in a point,

A chink; a cleft; a fissure. used by surgeons.

The eye of the understanding is like the eye CRA'NIUM. N. s. [Latin.) The skull. of the sense ; for as you may see great objects

In wounds made by contusion, when the cra- through small crannies or holes, so you may see nium is a little naked, you ought not presently to great axioms of nature through small and concrowd in dossils; for if that contused flesh be temptible instances. Bacon's Natural Hist. well digested, the bone will incarn with the And therefore beat and laid about, wound without much difficulty. Wiseman's Sur.

To find a cranny to creep out.

Hudibras. CRANK. n. so [This word is perhaps a

In a firm building, the cavities ought not to contraction of crane-neck, to which it

be filled with rubbish, but with brick or stona fitted to the crannies.

Dryden. may bear some resemblance, and is part

Within the soaking of water and springs, of the instrument called a crane.]

with streams and currents in the veins and crane 1. A crank is the end of an iron axis turned nies.

Burnet's Theory. square down, and again turned square He skipped from room to room, ran up stairs to the first turning down; so that on

and down stairs, from the kitchen to the garrets, the last turning down a leather thong is

and he peeped into every cranny..

Arbutbrot. slipt, to tread the treddle-wheel about.

CRAPE. n. s. (crepa, low Latin.] A thin Moxon,

stuff, loosely woven, of which the dress 2. Any bending or winding passage.

of the clergy is sometimes made.

And proud Roxana, fir'd with jealous rage, I send it through the rivers of

With fifty yards of crape shall sweep the stage. Even to the court, the heart; to th' seat o'th' brain;


To thee I often call'd in vain,
And, through the cranks and offices of man,
The strongest nerves, and small inferiour veins,

Against that assassin in crape. Swift. From me receive that natural competency,

T is from high life high characters are drawn; Whereby they live. Sbakspeare's Coriolanus,

A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. Pope. 3. Any conceit formed by twisting or

CRA'PULENCE. n. s. [crapula, a surfeit, changing, in any manner, the form or

Lat.] Drunkenness; sickness by intemperance.

Dict. meaning of a word. Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee

CRA'PULOUS. adj. [crapulosus, Latin.] Jest and youthful jollity,

Drunken; intemperate ; sick with inQuips and cranks, and wanton wiles,


Dict. Rods and becks, and wreathed smiles,

TO CRASH. v. n. [a word probably Such as hang on Hebe's cheek

formed from the thing.) To make a And love to live in dimple sleek. Milton. CRANK. adj. (from onkranck, Dut. Skina

loud complicated noise, as of many ner.]

things falling or breaking at once,

There shall be a great crashing from the hills. 1. Healthy ; sprightly: sometimes cor

Zepbaniab. rupted to cranky. Not in use.

When convulsions cleave the lab'ring earth, They looken bigge, as bulls that been bate, Before the dismal yawn appears, the ground And bearen the crag so stiff and so state

Trembles and heaves, the nodding houses crasb. As cockle on his dunghill crowing cranke. Spens.

Smitb. 2. Among sailors, a ship is said to be crank, T. CRASH. v. a. To break or bruise.

when, by its form of the bottom, or by My master is the great rich Capulet; and if being loaded too much above, it is lia- you be nor of the house of Montague, I pray you ble to be overset. [from kranck, Dut.

come and crash a cup of wine. Sbakspeare.

Mr. Warburton has it, crush a cup of sick.]

wine. TO CRA'N KLE. v. n. (from crank, as it signifies something bent.] To run in

To crash, says Hanmer, is to be merry : and out; to run in flexures and wind

a crash being a word still used in some, ings.

counties for a merry bout. It is surely See how this river comes me crankling in,

better to read crack. See CRACK. And cuts me from the best of all my land CRASH. n. s. [from the verb.] A loud A huge half moon, a monstrous cantle, out! sudden mixed sound, as of many things Shakspeare's Henry iv.

broken at the same time. TO CRA'N KLE, V. a. To break into un

Senseless Ilium, equal surfaces; to break into angles. Seeming to feel this blow, with flaming top Old Vaga's stream,

Stoops to his base; and, with a hideous crash, Forc'd by the sudden shock, her wonted track Takes prisoner Pyrrhus' ear. Shabspcere.

Moralizing sat I by the hazard-table: I looked of whom to trove help, filed as men and women upon the uncertainty of riches, the decay of dismayed.

Koeller beauty, and the crash of worlds, with as much I would crase leave here, under the word accontempt as ever Plato did.

Pope. tion, to comprehend the forbearance too of any CRA'SIS. n. s. (upcions.) Temperature;

action proposed.

Las constitution arising from the various

Each ardent nymph the rising current cf29 properties of humours.

Each shepherd's pray'r retards the parting wavek

Prior. The fancies of men are so immediately diversified by the individual crasis, that every man

2. To ask insatiably. owns something wherein none is like him.

The subjects arm'd, the more their princes Glanvilk.

gave, A man may be naturally inclined to pride,

Th' advantage only took the more to crese,

Dabar, lust, and anger; as these inclinations are found

Him dost thou mean, who, spite of all his store, ed in a peculiar crasis, and constitution of the bloud and spirits.


Is ever craving, and will still be poor? CRASS. adj. [crassus, Lat.] Gross ;

Who cheats for halfpence, and who doffs his con

To save a farthing in a ferry-boat? Dryde. coarse; not thin; not comminuted; 3. To long; to wish unreasonably; not subtle; not consisting of small parts. Levity pushes us on from one vain desire to

Iron, in aquafortis, will fall into ebullition, another, in a regular vicissitude and succession with noise and emication; as also a crass and

of cravings and satiety.

L'Estrang fumid exhalation, caused from the combat of the He is actually under the power of a tempta. sulphur of iron with the acid and nitrous spirits tion, and the sway of an impetuous lust; both of aquafortis. Brown's Vulgar Errours. hurrying him to satisfy the cravings of it by Metals are intermixed with the common ter- some wicked action.

Sosts. restrial matter, so as not to be discoverable by 4. To call for importunately. human industry; or, if discoverable, so diffused

Bestow and scattered amongst the crasser and more une Your needful counsel to our businesses, profitable matter, that it would never be possible

Which crave the instant use.

Staispears to separate and extract it. Woodward.

The antecedent concomitants and effects of CRASSITUDE, n. s. (crassitudo, Latin.] such a constitution are acids, taken in too great Grossness; coarseness; thickness. quantities; sour eructations; and a craving apps

They must be but thin, as a leaf, or a piece of tite, especially of terrestrial and absorbent subpaper or parchment; for, if they have a greater stances.

Arbutbrot en Alists. erassitude, they will alter in their own body, 5. Sometimes with for before the thing though they spend not.


sought. The Dead Sea, which vomiteth up, bitumen, is Once one may crave fer love; of that crassitude, as living bodies, bound hand

But more would prove and foot, cast into it, have been born up, and This heart too little, that too great. Seckling not sunk,

Bacon's Natural History. CRA'ven. n. so I derived by Skinner from The terrestrial matter carried by rivers into the sea, is sustained therein partly by the greater

crave, as one that craves or begs his rrassitude and gravity of the sea water, and partly

life: perhaps it comes originally from by its constant agitation.

Woodward. the noise made by a conquered cock.] CRASTINATION. n. s. [from cras, Lat. 1. A cock conquered and dispirited. to-morrow.] Delay.

Dict. What, is your crest a coxcomb CRATCH, n. s. [creche, Fr. crates, Lat.]

A combless cock, so Kate will be my her. The palisaded frame in which hay is put

-No cock of mine ; you crow too like a erous.

Sbakspear!. for cattle.

2. A coward; a recreant ; a weak-hearted When, being expelled out of Paradise by reason of sin, thou wert held in thechains of death; spiritless fellow. I was inclosed in the virgin's womb, I was laid

Is it fit this soldier keep his oath? in the cratcb, I was wrapped in swathling cioaths.

-He is a crawn and a villain else. Sbakspeare Hakewill on Providence. CRAVEN. adj. Cowardly; base. CRAVA'T. n. s. (of uncertain etymology.]

Upon bis coward breast A necklcloth; any thing worn about

A bloody cross, and on his graven crest

A bunch of hairs discolour'd diversly. Secuzik the neck.

Whether it be Less delinquents have been scourg'd,

Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple, And hemp on wooden anvils forg'd;

Of thinking too precisely on th' event; Which others for cravats have worn

A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one peut About their necks, and took a turn. Hudibras.

wisdom, The restrictives were applied, one over an- And ever three parts coward. Sbakeara other, to her throat; then we put her on a cra- Yet if the innocent some mercy find,

Wiseman's Surgery. From cowardice, not ruth, did that proceed; TO CRAVE. v. a. (grafian, Saxon.]

His noble foes durst not his cravca kind

Fairfa 1. To ask with earnestness; to ask with

Exasperate by such a bloody deed. submission ; to beg ; to entreat.

TO CRA'VEN. v. a. (froin the noun.] To What one petition is there found in the whole

make recreant or cowardly. Litany, whereof we shall ever be able at any

'Gainst self-slaughter time to say, that no man living needeth the grace

There is a prohibition so divine or benefit therein craved at God's hands? That cravens my weak hand. Sbatspeare's Ciska

Hooker, CRA'VER. n. s. [from crave.] An jasa. As for my nobler friends, "I crave their par- tiable asker. It is used in Clarissa. dons ;

To CRAUNCH. v. a. [scbrant sen, Dutch; But for the mutable rank-scented many,

whence the vulgar say more properly.** Let them regard me as I do not flatter." Shaksp.

The poor people, not knowing where to hide scraunch.] To crush in the mouth. bhemselves from the fury of their enemies, nos

The word is used by Swifi.

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CRAW. n. s. [kroe, Danish.) The crop Behold a rev'rend sire, whom want of grace or first stomach of birds.

Has made the father of a nameless racc, In birds there is no mastication, or comminu

Crawl through the street, shov'd on or rudely tion of the meat in the mouth; but, in such as

press'd are not carnivorous, it is immediately swallowed

By his own sons,


pass him by unblcss'd! into the crop or craw, or at least into a kind of

Pepe. ante-stomach, which I have observed in many, ČRA’WLER. n. s. [from crawl.] especially piscivorous birds. Ray on the Creation. creeper; any thing that creeps. CRAWFISH. 1. s. (sometimes written CRA'YFISH. 1. s. (See Crawfish.] The

crayfish, properly crevice; in French river lobster. ecrevisse.] A small crustaceous fish The cure of the muriatick and armoniack found in brooks; the small lobster of

saltness requires slimy meats; as snails, tortoises, fresh water.

jellies, and crayfishes.

Floyer. Those that cast their shell are the lobster, the

CRA'yon. n. s. [crayon, French.) crab, the crawfish, the hodmandod or dodman, 1. A kind of pencil; a roll of paste to and the tortoise.


draw lines with. Let me to crack live crawfisb recommend. Let no day pass over you without drawing a

Pope. line; that is to say, without working, without The common crawfish, and the large sea craw- giving some strokes of the pencil or the crayon. fisb, both produce the stones called crabs-eyes.

Dryden's Dufresnog.

Hill. 2. A drawing or design done with a pencil TO CRAWL. v. n. [krielen, Dutch.] or crayon. I. To creep; to move with a slow mo- T. CRAZE: v. a. [ecraser, French, to

tion; to move without rising from the break to pieces.] ground, as a worm.

1. To break; to crush; to weaken. I saw them under a green mantling vine,

In this consideration, the answer of Calvia That crawls along the side of yon

small hill.

unto Farrel, concerning the children of popish Milton. parents, doth seem crazed.

Hooker. That crawling insect, who from mud began; Relent, sweet Hermia; and, Lysander, yield Warm'd by my beams, and kindled into man! Thy crazed title to my certain right. Shakspo


Till length of years, The streams, but just contain'd within their And sedentary numbness, craze my limbs. Milt. bounds,

Then through the fiery pillar, and the cloud, By slow degrees into their channels cratul; God looking forth, will trouble all his host, And earth encreases as the waters fall: Dryden. And craze their chariot wheels. Milton. A worm finds what it searches after, only by

2. To powder. feeling, as it crawls from one thing to another.

The tin ore passeth to the crazing mill, which, Grew's Cosmologia. The vile worm, that yesterday began

between two grinding stones, bruiseth it to a fine sand.

Carero's Survey. To crawl; thy fellow-creature, abject man!


3. To crack the brain; to impair the in

tellect. 2. To move weakly and slowly, or timo

I lov'd him, friend, rously.

No father his son dearer, true to tell thee, 'T is our first intent

That grief hath craz'd my wits. Shakspeare. To shake all cares and business from our age, Wickedness is a kind of voluntary frenzy, and While we unburthen'd crawl tow'rd death.

a chosen distraction : and every sinner does wildShakspeare's King Lear.

er and more extravagant things than any maty They, like tall fellows, crept out of the holes;

can do that is crazed and out of his wits; only and secreily crawling up the battered walls of

with this sad difference, that he knows better the fort, got into it,

what he does.

For the fleets of Solomon and the kings of
Egypt, it is very apparent they went with great CRAZEDNESS. N. s. [from crazed.] De-
leisure, and crawled close by the shore-side. crepitude; brokenness; diminution of

Heylin. intellect. A look so pale no quartane ever gave;

The nature, as of men that have sick bodica Thy dwindled legs seem crawling to a grave. so likewise of the people in the crazedn-ss of their

Dryden's Fuvenal. minds, possessed with dislike and discontentment He was hardly able to crawl about the room, at things present, is to imagine that any thing far less to look after a troublesome business.

would help them

Arbuthnot. John Bull.
Man is a very worm by birth,

CRAʼZINESS. n. s. [from crazy.]
Vile reptile, weak and vain!

1. State of being crazy ; imbecility; A while he crawls upon the earth,

weakness. Then shrinks to earth again. Pope. Touching other places, she may be said to It will be very necessary for the threadbare

hold them as one should do a wolf by the cars; gownman, and every child who can craw, to

nor will I speak now of the creziness of her title watch the fields at harvest-time. Szeift.

Howel's Vocal Forest. 3. To advance slowly and slily.

to many of them.

2. Weakness of intellect.

Çra'zy. adj. [ecrasé, French.]
Hath crawld into the favour of the king,
And is his oracle.

Sbaks. Henry VIII.

1. Broken; decrepit.

Come, my lord, 4. To move about hated and despised.

We will bestow you in some better place, Reflect uron that litter of absurd opinions that Fitter for sickness and for crazy age. crawl about the world, to the disgrace of reason. When people are crazy, and in disorder, it is

natural for them to groan.

How will the condemned sinner then crarul
forth, and appear in his filth, before that unde- 2. Broken-witted ; shattered in the iatel-
Siled tribunal

South. lect.


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