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Many men reason exceeding clear and rightly, 1y. Canorous ; sounding distinctly, plainwho know not how to make a syllogism. Locke.

ly, articulately, 7. Indisputable ; evident; undeniable.

'I much approved of my friend's insisting upon Remain'd to our almighty foe

the qualifications of a good aspect and a clear Clear victory; to our part loss, and rout


Allisena Through all th' empyrean. Milton's Par. Lost. Hark! the numbers soft and clear 8. Apparent; manifest; not hid; not Gently steal upon the car; dark.

Now louder and yet louder rise, The hemisphere of earth, in clearest ken, And fill with spreading sounds the skies. Pope Stretch'd out to th' amplest reach of prospect lay. 18. Free ; guiltless : with from.

Milton. I am clear from the blood of this woman. Unto God, who understandeth all their secret

Susana cogitations, they are clear and manifest. Hooker. None is so fit to correct their faults, as be the

The pleasure of right reasoning is still the is clear from any in his own writings. Dryka greater, by how much the consequencesare more 19. Sometimes with of.

clear, and the chains of them more long. Burnet. The air is clearer of gross and damp exhala9. Quick to understand ; prompt; acute.


Temple. Mother of science, now I feel thy power 20. Used of persons. Distinguishing; ju Within me clear; not only to discern

dicious ; intelligible : this is scarcely Things in their causes, but to trace the ways

used but in conversation. Of highest agents, deem'd however wise. Milt.

CLEAR. adv. 10. Unspotted ; guiltless ; irreproachable. Duncan has been so clear in his great office.

1. Plainly ; not obscurely. Sbakspeare.

Now clear I understand Think that the clearest gods, who make them

What oft my steddiest thoughts have search'd ia

vain. honours

Mitter Of men's impossibilities, have preserv'd thee. 2. Clean ; quite; completely. A low

Sbakspeare. word. Repentance so altereth and changeth a man He put his mouth to her ear, and, under prethrough the mercy of God, be he never so defiled, text of a whisper, bit it clear off.

L'Estrange that it maketh him pure and clear. Wbitgift. CLEAR. n. s. A term used by builders for Though the peripatetick philosophy has been

the inside of a house; the space within most eminent in its way, yet other sects have

from wall to wall. not been wholly clear of it.

Locke. Statesman,yet friend to truth: in soul sincere: TO CLEAR. v. a. (from the adjective.] In action faithful, and in honour clear. Pope. 1. To make bright, by removing opacous 11. Unprepossessed; not preoccupied ; im bodies ; to brighten. partial.

Your eyes, that seem so clear, Leucippe, of whom one look, in a clear judge

Yet are but dim, shall perfectly be then ment, would have been more acceptable than all Open'd and clear'd. Milton's Paradise Lost her kindness so prodigally bestowed. Sidney.

Like Boreas in his race; when, rushing forth 12. Free from distress, prosecution, or im

He sweeps the skies, and clears the cloudy North.

Drydes. puted guilt.

dish, a homely treat, The cruel corp'ral whisper'd in my ear, Where all is plain, where all is neat, Tive pounds, if rightly tipt, would set me clear.

Clear up the cloudy foreheads of the great. Dr. Gay.

2. To free from obscurity, perplexity, or 13. Free from deductions or encum

ambiguity. brances.

To clear up the several parts of this theory, I Hope, if the success happens to fail, is clear

was willing to lay aside a great many other spe. gain as long as it lasts. Collier against Despair. culations.

Burnet': Theory. Whatever a foreigner, whopurchases land here, When, in the knot of the play, no other way gives for it, is so much every farthing clear gain is left for the discovery; then let a god descend, to the nation ; for that money comes clear in, and clear the business to the audience. Dryde. without carrying out any thing for it. Locke.

By mystical terms, and ambiguous phrases, be I often wish that I had clear,

darkens what he should clear up. Beple For life, six hundred pounds a-year. Swift. Many knotty points there are, 14. Unencumbered ; without let or hin. Which all discuss, but few can clear. derance ; vacant ; unobstructed.

3. To purge from the imputation of guilt; If he be so far beyond his health,

to justify; to vindicate ; to defend : Methinks he should the sooner pay his debts,

often with from before the thing. And make a clear way to the gods. Shakspeare. A post-boy winding his horn at us, my com

Somerset was much cleared, by the death of

those who were executed to make him appes panion gave him two or three curses, and left the


faulty. way clear for him.

Sir Foba Hay and

To clear the Deity from the imputation of A clear stage is left for Jupiter to display his

tyranny, injustice, and dissimulation, which pore omnipotence, and turn the fate of armies alone.

do throw upon God with more presumption than Pope's Essay on Homer.

those who are the patrons of absolute necessity, 13. Out of debt.

is both comely and christian. Branball 16. Unentangled ; at a safe distance from

To clear herself any danger or enemy.

For sending him no aid, she came from Egypt Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on

Dry a compelled valour, and in the grapple I boarded I will appeal to the reader, and am sure he themi on the instant, they got clear of our ship. will crear me froin partiality. Dryden's Fable.


How! wouldst thou dear rebellion ? A. It requires care for a man with a double design Before you pray, clear your soul from all those to keep clear of clashing with his own reasonings, sins which you know to be displeasing co God. L'Estrange

Wake's Preparaties fer Death

A savoury

their un

4. To cleanse : with of or from.

Christianity first clearly proved this noble and My hands are of your colour ; but I shame important truth to the world. Rogers. To wear a heart so white :

3. With discernment; acutely; without A little water clears us of this deed. Sbakspeare. embarrassment or perplexity of mind. 5. To remove any encumbrance, or em There is almost no man but sees clearlier and barrassment.

sharper the vices in a speaker than the virtues. A man digging in the ground did meet with a

Ben Jonson. door, having a wall on each hand of it; from 4. Without entanglement or distraction of which having cleared the earth, he forced open affairs. the door.

Wilkins, He that doch not divide, will never enter into This one mighty sum has clear'd the debt. business; and he that divideth too much, will

Dryden. never come out of it clearly. Bacon's Essays. A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and

5. Without by-ends; without sinister the art of the statuary only clears away the su

views ; honestly. pertluous matter, and removes the rubbish.

When you are examining these matters, do

Addison. Multitudes will furnish a double proportion

not take into consideration any sensual or worldly towards the clearing of that expence. Addison.

interest; but deal clearly and impartially with yourselves.

Tillotson. 6. To free from any thing offensive or

6. Without deduction or cost. noxious. To clear the palace from the foe, succeed,

7. Without reserve; without evasion ; The weary living, and revenge the dead. Dryd.

without subterfuge. It should be the skill and art of the teacher to

By a certain day they should clearly relinquish clear their heads of all other thoughts, whilst they

unto the king all their lands and possessions. are learning of any thing. Locke on Education.

Davies on Ireland. Augustus, to establish the dominion of the CLE'ARNESS. n. s. [from clear.] seas, rigged out a powerful navy to clear it of 1. Transparency ; brightness. the pirates of Malta.

Arbuthnot. It may be, percolation doth not only cause 7. To clarify: as, to clear liquors.

clearness and splendour, but sweetness of savour, 3. To gain without deduction.

Bacon's Natural History. He clears but two hundred thousand crowns a

Glass in the furnace grows to a greater magyear, after having defrayed all the charges of

nitude, and refines to a greater clearness, only as working the salt.


the breath within is more powerful, and the heat more intense.

Bacon, .. To confer judgment or knowledge. Our common prints would clear


2. Splendour ; lustre. derstandings, and animate their minds with vir. Love, more clear than yourself, with the clear


Addison's Spectator.

ness, lays a night of sorrow upon me, Sidney. 10. TO CLEAR a ship, at the customhouse, 3. Distinctness; perspicuity. is to obtain the liberty of sailing, or of

If he chances to think right, he does not

know how to convey his thoughts to another selling a cargo, by satisfying the cus with clearness and perspicuity. Addison, toms.

4. Sincerity ; honesty; plaindealing: TO CLEAR. V. n.

When the case required dissimulation, if they I. To grow bright; to recover transpa used it, the former opinion spread abroad, of rency.

their good faith and clearness of dealing, made So foul a sky clears not without a storm. Shak.

them almost invincible.

Bacon. 2. Sometimes with up:

5. Freedom from imputation of ill. The mist, that hung about my mind, clears up. I require a clearness. Sbakspeare's Macbeth.

Addison. CLEARSI'CHTED adj. [clear and sight.] Take heart, nor of the laws of fate complain; Perspicuous; discerning; judicious. Tho'now 't is cloudy, 't will clear up again.

Clearsigbted reason wisdom's judgment leads; Norris.

And sense, her vassal, in her footsteps treads. Advise him to stay till the weather clears up,

Denham. for you are afraid there will be rain. Swift. To CLE'ARSTARCH. v. a. [from ckar 3. To be disengaged from encumbrances, and starch.] To stiffen with starch. distress, or entanglements.

He took his present lodging at the mansionHe that clears at once, will relapse ; for, find house of a taylor's widow, who washes, and can ing himself out of straits, he will revert to his clearstarch his bands.

Addison. customs: but he that cleareth by degrees, induceth

TO CLEAVE. v.n. pret. I clave. [cleofan, a habit of frugality, and gaineth as well upon his mind as upon his estate.

Bacon's Essays.

Saxon, kleven, Dutch.]

1. To adhere ; to stick ; to hold to. CLE'ARANCE. 1. s. (from clear.) A certi

The clarifying of liquors by adhesion, is efficate that a ship has been cleared at the

fected when some cleaving body is mixed with customhouse.

the liquors, whereby the grosser part sticks to CLE'ARER.n. s. [from clear.] Brightener; that cleaving body. Bacon's Natural History. purifier; enlightener.

Water, in smali quantity, cleaowth to any thing

that is solid. Bacon's Natural History. Gold is a wonderful clearer of the understand

When the dust groweth into hardness, and ing: it dissipates every doubt and scruple in an

the clods cleave fast together. instant. Addison.


The thin chameleon, fed with air, receives CLE'ARLY. adv. [from clear.]

The colour of the thing to which he cleures. 1. Brightly ; luminously.

Dryden. Mysteries of grace and salvation, which were

2. To unite aptly ; to fit. but darkly disclosed unto them, have unto us

New honours come upon him, more clearly shined.


Like our strange garments, bleuve not to their 2. Plainly ; evidently; without obscurity

mouid, or ambiguity.

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Three crabbed months had sowr'd themselves hath been, and will be as long as there is a chud

ministration of holy things ; not a laica

3. To unite in concord and interest ; to lines of a song, which shows the tone adhere.

or key in which the piece is to begin. The apostles did conform the christians ac

Chambers. çording to the pattern of the Jews, and made them cleave the better.


CLEFT. part. pass. [from cleave.] Divid. The men of Judah clave unto their king.

ed ; parted asunder. Samuel.

Fat with incense strew'd If you shall cleave to my consent, when 't is,

On the cleft wood.

Milton's Paradise Lost It shall make honour for you. Sbakspeare.

I never did on ileft Parnassus dream, The people would revolt, if they saw any of

Nor taste the sacred Heliconian stream. Dry! the French nation to cleave unto. Knolles. CLEFT, n. s. [from cleave.) 4. To be concomitant to; to be united

1. A space made by the separation of with.

parts ; a crack; a crevise. We cannot imagine, that, in breeding or be

The cascades seem to break through the elefas getting faith, his grace doth cleave to the one,

and cracks of rocks.

Addison's Gueris. and forsake the other.


The extremity of this cape has a long ahfi in

it, which was enlarged and cut into shape by TO CLEAVE. v. n. pret. I clove, I clave, Agrippa, who made this the great port for che I cleft; part. pass. cloven, or cleft. Roman fleet.

Addison on Itske [cleofan, Sax. kloven, Dutch.]

The rest of it, being more gross and ponderous 1. To divide with violence; to split; to

does not move far; but lodges in the clothing part forcibly into pieces.

craggs, and sides of the rocks, near the doctors of them.

Westward. And at their passing cleave th' Assyrian flood.


2. In farriery. The fountains of it are said to have been cloven,

Clefts appear on the bought of the fasterns, or burst open. Burnet's Theory of the Earth.

and are caused by a sharp and malignant humer The blessed minister his wings display'd,

which frets the skin; and it is accompanied sth pain, and a noisome stench.

Farrier's Dict And, like a shooting star, he cleft the night.

His horse it is the heralds weft;

Dryden. Rais'd on her dusky wings, she cleaves the

No, 't is a mare, and hath a cleft. Ben Jord, skies.


To CLE'FT GRAFT. v. a. [cieft and graft.) Whom with such force he struck, he felld To engraft by cleaving the stock of a him down,

tree, and inserting a branch. And cleft the circle of his golden crown. Dryd. Filberts may be clefigrafted on the common

Or had the sun Elected to the earth a nearer seat,

CLE'MENCY.n. s. [clemence, Fr. clementis, His beams had cleft the hill, the valley dry'd. Latin.)

Blackmore. Where whole brigades oue champion's arms

1. Mercy ; remission of severity; willing. o'erthrow,

ness to spare ; tenderness in punishing. And cleave a giant at a random blow. Tickel. I have stated the true notion of clementy, mercy, Not half so swift the trembling doves can ny,

compassion, good-nature, humanity, or what When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky. ever else it may be called, so far as is consiste


with wisdom. 2. To divide ; to part naturally.

2. Mildness; softness, And every beast that parteth the hoof, and Then in the clemency of upward air cheavetb the cleft into two claws.


We'll scour our spots, and the dire thunderki TO CLEAVE. V. n.

CLE’MENT. adj. [clemens, Lat.) Mild; 1. To part asunder.

gentle ; merciful; kind; tender; comiWars 'twixt you twain, would be

passionate. As if the world should cleave, and that slain men

You are more clement than vile meni, Should solder up the rift. Sbakspeare. Who of their broken debtors take a third,

The ground clave asunder that was under them.


Letting them thrive again on the abatement And in a moment vanish'a from her eye. Pope. To ELEPE. D.A.

[clypian, Sax.] To call.

. See 2. To suffer division.

Obsolete. It ci aves with a glossy polite substance; not plane, but with some little unevenness. Newtor.

to death, CLE'AVER. n. s. [from cleave.]

Ere I could make thee open thy white hard, *. A butcher's instrument to cut animals And clepe thyself my love, into joints.

CLEʻRGY. n. so [clergé, Fr. clerus, Ia You gentlemen keep a parcel of roaring ranges.] The body of men set apart by bullies about me day and night, with huzzas and

due ordination for the service of God. hunting horns, and ringing the changes on

We hold that God's clergy are a state moti butchers cleavers,

Arbuthnot. 'Tho' arm'd with all thy cleavers, knives, And axes made to hew down lives, Hudibras. upon earth, necessary, by the plain word of God

himself; a state whereunto the rest of Geus 2. A weed. Improperly written CLIVER.

people must be subject, as touching things in: CLEES. n. s. The two parts of the foot of appertain to their soul's health, beasts which are cloven-footed. Skinner.

The convocation give a greater sum

Than ever, at one time, the clerey, yet It is a country word, and probably cor

Did to his predecessors part withal. rupted from claws.

CLE'RGYMAN. n. s. clergy and max.) CLEF. n. s. [from clef, key, French.] In man in holy orders; a man set apart for

musick, a mark at the beginning of the

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Watts' Logick.

How I have sped among the clergymen, CLEVERLY. adv. (from clever.) Dex. The sums I have collected shall Sbaks.

terously ; ftly; handsomely: It seems to be in the power of a reasonable

These would inveigle rats with th’scent ; clergyman to make the most ignorant man com And sometimes catch them with a snap, prehend his duty.

As cleverly as th' ablest trap.

Hudibras. @LE'RICAL. adj. [clericus, Lat.) Relating A rogué upon the highway may have as strong

to the clergy: as, a clerical man, a man an arm, and take off a man's head as cleverly, as in orders.

the executioner.

Soutb. In clericals the keys are lined, and in colleges CLE'VERNESS. n. s. [from clever.] Dexthey use to line the table-men.

Bacon. terity; skill; accomplishment. Unless we may more properly read CLEW. n. s. (clype, Sax. klouwen, Dut.] clarichords.

1. Thread wound upon a bottom ; a ball CLERK. n; so [cleric, Sax. clericus,

'of thread. Latin.]

Eftsoons untwisting his deceitful clew,

He'gan to weave a web of wicked guile. Spenser. 1. A clergyman.

While,guided by some clew of heav'nly thread, All persons were stiled clerks, that served in

The perplex'd labyrinth we backward tread. the church of Christ; whether they were bishops,

Roscommon. priests, or deacons.


Theysee small clers draw vastest weights along; 2. A scholar; a man of letters.

Not in their bulk, but in their order, strong.Dryd. They might talk of book-learning what they 2. A guide ; a direction : because men would; but, for his part, he never saw more

direct themselves by a clew of thread in unfeaty fellows than great clerks were. Sidney. The greatest clerks being not always the hó

a labyrinth.

This alphabet must be your own clew to guide nestest, any more than the wisest, men. Soutb.

you. 3. A man employed under another as a


Is there no way, no thought, no beam of light? writer.

No clew to guide me through this gloomy maze, My lord Bassanio gave his ring away

Toclear myhonour yet preserve my faith? Smith. Unto the judge; and then the boy, his clerk, The reader knows not how to transport his That took some pains in writing, he begg'd mine.

thoughts over to the next particular, for want of Sbakspeare.

some clew, or connecting idea, to lay hold of. My friend was in doubt whether he could not exert the justice upon such a vagrant; but not having his clerk with him, who is a necessary 3. Clew of the sail of a ship, is the lower counsellor, he let the thought drop. Addison.

corner of it, which reaches down to that 4. A petty writer in publick offices; an earing where the tackles and sheets are officer of various kinds.


Harris. Take a just view, how many may remark

To Clew. v. a. (from clew, a sea term.] Who's now a lord, his grandsire was a clerk. To clew the sails, is to raise them, in


order to be furled; which is done by a It may seem difficult to make out the bills of

rope fastened to the clew of a sail, called fare for the support of Vitellius. I question not

the clew-garnet.

Harris. but an expert clerk of a kitchen can do it. Arbuth. s. The layman who read the responses To CLICK. v. n. [çliken, Dutch ; cliqueter, to the congregation in the church, to di. French ; or perhaps the diminutive of

clack.]. To make a sharp, small, sucrect the rest. CLE'RKSHIP. n. s. [from clerk.]

cessive noise.

The solemn death-watch click’d, the hour she 1. Scholarship.

died; 9. The office of a clerk of any kind.

And shrilling crickets in the chimney cried. Gay. He sold the clerksbip of his parish, when it CLICKER. n. s. (from click.) A word became vacant. Swift's Miscellanies.

for the servant of a salesman, who stands CLEVE.) In composition, at the begin

at the door to invite customers. Clif. ning or end of the proper name CLIVE. of a place, denotes it to be situ. CLICKET. n.s. (from click.] The knocker ate on the side of a rock or hill : as, CLI'ENT. n. s. [cliens, Lat.)

of a door.

Skinner. Cleveland, Clifton, Stancliff

I. One who applies to an advocate for CLE'VER. adj. (of no certain etymology.] counsel and defence. 1. Dexterous ; skilful.

There is due from the judge to the advocate It was the cleverer mockery of the two. some commendation, where causes are well

L'Estrange. handled; for that upholds in the client the repuI read Dyer's letter more for the stile than tation of his counsel.

Bacon's Essays. the news. The man has a clever pen, it must Advocates must deal plainly with their clients, be owned.

Addison's Freebolder. and tell the true state of their case. Taylor, 2. Just ; fit ; proper ; commodious. 2. It may be perhaps sometimes used for

I can't but think 't would sound more clever, a dependant in a more general sense, as To me, and to my heirs for ever. Swift.

it was used among the Romans. 3. Well-shaped; handsome.

I do think they are your friends and clients, She called him gundy-guts, and he called her

And fearful to disturb you. Ben Jonson. lousy Peg, though the girl was a tight cover CLIENTED. particip. adj. [from client.] . Wench as any was.


Supplied with clients. 4. This is a low word, scarcely ever used

This due occasion of discouragement, the but in burlesque or conversation ; and

worst conditioned and least cliente. petivoguers applied to any thing a man likes, with.

do yet, under the sweet bait of revenge, convert out a settled meaning.

to a more plentiful prosecution of actions. Carowe

CLIENTE'LE. n. s. [clientela, Lat.) The

The blessed gods condition or office of a client. A word

Purge all infection from our air, whilst you, scarcely used.

Do climate here!

Sbalespeare There's Varus holds good quarters with him; CLI'MATURE. n. s. The same with Cll. Ani, under the pretext of clientele,

MATE. Not in use. Will be admitted.

Ben Jonsone

Such harbingers preceding still the fates, CLIENTSHIP. 1. s. [from client.] The

Have heav'n and earth together demonstrated condition of a client.

Unto our climatures and countrymen. Slatit, Patronage and clientsbip among the Romans al. CLIMAX. n. s. [xdipeg.] Gradation; ways descended: the plebeian houses had re ascent ; a figure in rhetorick, by which course to the patrician line which had formerly the sentence rises gradually; as Cicero protected them.

Dryden. says to Catiline, Thou doest nothing, Ciirr. n. so [clivus, Lat. clif, cliof, Sax.) movest nothing, thinkest nothing; but I. A steep rock; a rock, according to I hear it, I see it, and perfectly under. Skinner, broken and craggy. [rupes.]

stand it. The Leucadians did use to precipitate a man Choice between one excellency and another is from a high clif into the sea.


difficult; and yet the conclusion, by a due chines, Mountaineers, that from Severus came,

isevermore the best. Dryden's Ívv. Dedicstea. And from the craggy cliffs of Tetrica. Dryden. Some radiant Richmond every age has grac'i,

Wherever 't is so found scattered upon the Still rising in a climax ; till the last, shores, there is it as constantly found lodged in Surpassing all, is not to be surpast. Grarvils. the cliffs thereabouts.

Woodward. 2. A character in musick. Properly Clef,

T. CLIMB. v. n. pret. clomb or climbed; CLIFT. n. S. The same with CLIFF.

part. clomb or climbed. It is pronounced Now disused.

like clime [climan, Sax. klimmen, Down he tumbled; like an aged tree,

Dutch.] To ascend up any place ; High growing on the top of rocky clif. Spenser. to mount by means of some hold or CLIMA'CTER. n. s. [nopazīns.] A footing. It implies labour and difficulty,

certain space of time, or progression of and successive efforts. years, wnich is supposed to end in a You tempt the fury of my three attendants; critical and dangerous time.

Lean famine, quartering steel, and climbing fire. Elder times, settling their conceits upon cli

Sbakspears. macters, differ from one another. Brorun.

When shall I come to th' top of that saine

hill CLIMACTE'RICK. adj. [from climac

- You do climb up it now. Look, how we lsCLIMACTEʻRICAL. S ter.] Containing a bour.

Sbakspeare. certain number of years, at the end of Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upor which some great change is supposed to

his feet.

1 Sas. befal the body;

As a thief Certain observable years are supposed to be at

Into the window climbs, or o'er the tiles, tended with some considerable change in the

So clomb the first grand chief into God's fold: body; as the seventh year; the twenty-first, made up of three times seven; the forty-ninth,

Thou Sun! of this great world both


asd made up of seven times seven; the sixty-third,

soal, being nine times seven; and the eighty-first,

Acknowledge him thy greater; sound his praise which is nine times nine: which two last are

In thy eternal course, both when thou climabit

, called the grand climactericks.

And when high noon hast gain'd, and when The numbers scven and nine, multiplied into

thou fall'st.

Milton's Par. Last. themselves, do make up sixty-three, commonly

No rebel Titan's sacrilegious crime, esteemed the great vlimactericol of our lives. By heaping hills on hills, can thither climb. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Rescogs Your lordship being now arrived at your great

Black vapours climb aloft, and cloud the day. climacterigu, yet çive no proof of the least decay of your excellent judgment and comprehension.

What controuling cause

Makes waters, in contempt of nature's laws, advanced age, every day is a climacteriik. Pope To CIIM B. v. a. To ascend; to mount. My mether is something better; though, at her

Climb up, and gain th'aspiring mountain'sheight?

Blackers CLIMATE. n. s. [x aspice.]

Is 't not enough to break into my garden, $. A space upon the surface of the earth, measured from the equator to the polar

Climbing my walls, in spite of me the owner ?

Sbakspeare. circles; in each of which spaces the

Thy arms pursue longest day is half an hour longer than Paths of renown, and climb ascents of fame. in that nearer to the cquator. From the polar circles to the poles, climates

Forlorn he must and persecuted fly;

Climb the steep mountain, in the cavern lie. Prili. are measured by the increase of a month. 2. In the common and popular sense, a

CLI’MBER. N. s. [from climb.] region, or tract of land, differing from 1. One that mounts or scales any place or another by the temperature of the air.

thing; a mounter; a riser. Betwixch'extremes, two happier climates hold I wait not at the lawyer's gates, The temper that partakes of hot and cold. Dryd. Ne shoulder climbers down the stairs. Caret. Do what new happy climate are we thrown? Lowliness is young ambition's ladder,

Dryden. Whereto the climber upward turns his face. This talent of moving the passions cannot be

Sbaksboom of any great use in the northern climates. Swift.

2. A plant that creeps upon other supports. To CLIMATE. V. n. To inhabit. A word

lvy, briony, honey-suckles, and other dimbers

, only in Shakspeare.

must be dug up.




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