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Atte‘Norr. m. s. [from attend.] Companion; associate. - The gypsies were there, Like lords to appear, With such their attenders As you thought offenders. Ben 'fonson. ATTE's T. adj. Lattentus, Lat.] Intent; attentive; heedful ; regardful. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears *ttent unto the prayer that is made in this plate. 2 Chronicles. What can then be less in me than desire To see thee, and approach thee, whom I know Declar'd the Son of God, to hear attent Thy wisdom, and behold thy godlike deeds? Milton. Read your chapter in your prayers: little interruptions will make your prayers less tedious, and yourself more attent upon them. , soylor. Being denied communication by their ear, their eyes are more vigilant, attent, and heedfil. - J/older. To want of judging abilities, we may add their want of leisure to a ply their minds to such a serious and attent consideration. South. At 1 ESTA 1 Es. m. s. [attentata, Lat.] Proceedings in a court of judicature, pending suit, and after an inhibition is decreed and gone out: those things which are done after an extrajudicial appeal, may likewise be stiled attentates. Aydiffe. ATTE's Tro N. m. s. [attention, Fr.] The act of attending or heeding; the act of bending the mind upon anything. They say the tongues of dying men Inforce at:<ntion, like dee harmony. Shakspeare. He perceived nothing o silence, and signs of attention to what he would further say. But him the gentle angel by the hand Soon rais'd, and his attention thus recall’d. - AMilton. By attention, the ideas that offer themselves aretaken notice of, and, as it were, registered in the memory. Locke. Allenison is a very necessary thing; truth doth not always strike the soul at first sight. Watts. At re's five. aff, from attent.] Heedful; regardful ; full of attention. Being moved with these, and the like your effectual discourses, whereunto we gave most attentive ear, till they entered even unto our souls. coker. I'm never merry when I hear sweet musick. -The reason is, your spirits are attentive. Shak. I saw most of them attentive to three Sirens, distinguished by the names of Sloth, Ignorance, and Pleasure. Tatloor. A critick is a man who, on all occasions, is more attentive to what is wanting than what is present. Addison. Musick's force can tame the furious beast; Can make the wolf, or foaming boar, restrain His rage; the lion drop his crested main, tive to the song. Prior. Ari Eos lively. adv. [from attentive.] Heedfully ; carefully. if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, she is not invisible. Bacon. The cause of cold is a quick spirit in a cold body; as will appear to any that shall attentively consider nature. A. E.'s riv EN Ess. n. . [from attentive.] The state of being attentive ; heedfulhcss; attcution.



At the relation of the queen's death, bravely confessed and lamented by the king, how attentiveness wounded his daughter. Sockspeare. ATTE'NUAN r. adj. Lattentians, Lat.] What has the power of making thin, or diluting. To ATTE'NUATE. v. a. [atterwo, Lat.] To make thin, or slender: opposed to condense, or incras fate, or thicken. The finer part belonging to the juice of grapes, being attenuated and subtilized, was changed into an ardent spirit. Boyle. Vinegar curd, put upon an egg, not only dissolves the shell, but also attenuate the whitecontained in it into a limpid water. Wiseman's Surg. It is of the nature of acids to dissolve or attonuate , and of alkalies to precipitate or incrassate. Newton's Optickr. The ingredients are digested and attenuated by heat; they are stirred and constantly, agitated by winds. - Arbuthnot. A Fr E/NU At F. adj. [from the verb.] Made thin, or slender. Vivification ever consisteth in spirits attenuate, which the cold doth congeal and coagulate. Bacon. ArT EN UA’s Iox. m. s. [from attenuate.] The act of making any thing thin, or slender ; lessening. Chiming with a hammer upon the outside of a bell, the sound will be according to the inward concave of the bell; whereas the elision or attenuation of the air, can be only between the hammer and the outside of the bell. Bacon. A’s r + R. n. s. Lacon, Sax. venom.] Corrupt matter. A word much used in Lincolnshire. Skinner. To Art E.'st. v. a. [attestor, Lat.] 1. To bear witness of ; to witness. Many particular facts are recorded in holy writ, attested by particular pagan authors. Addis. 2. To call to witness; to invoke as conscious. The sacred streams, which heav'n's imperialstate Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. Dryden. At TE's T. m. s. [from the verb.] Witness; testimony; attestation. The attest of eyes and ears. Shikpeare. With the voice divine Nigh thunderstruck, th’ exalted man to whom Such high attest was giv'n, a while survey'd With wonder. Paradise Regained. Art Est A’T 1 on. m. s. [from attest. J Testimony; witness; evidence. There remains a second kind of peremptoriness, of those who can make no relation without an attestation of its certainty. Gov. of the Tongue. The next coal-pit, mine, quarry, or chalk-pit, will give attestation to what I write; these are so obvious that I need not seek for a compurgator. Woodward's Natural History. We may derive a probability from the attestation of wise and honest men by word or writing, or the concurring witness of multitudes who have seen and known what they relate. Watts. To A 1's G.E. v. a. attingo, Lat.] To touch lightly or gently. Dict. To ATTI’RE. v. a. [attirer, Fr.] To dress; to habit; to o Let it likewise your gentle breast inspire With sweet infusion, and put you in mind Of that proud maid, whem uow those leaves ataire, Proud Daphne, §: ter. My Nan shall be the queen of all the fairies; Fincky attired in a robe of white, Shak Pears.


With the lineh mitre shall he be attired. Zev. Now the sappy boughs Attire themselves with blooms. Philips. At 1 1/R. E. m. s. from the verb.] 1. Clothes; dress; habit.

It is no more disgrace to Scripture to have left,

things free to be ordered by the church, than for Nature to have left it to the wit of man to devise his own attire. Hooker. After that the Roman attire grew to be in account, and the gown to be in use among them. . Davies on Ireland. Thy sumptuous buildings, and thy wife's attire, Hath cost a mass of publick treasury. Skałp. And in this coarse attire, which I now wear, With God and with the Muses I confer. Donne. When lavish nature, with her best attire, Clothes the gay spring, the season of desire. - JWaller. I pass their form, aud ev'ry charming grace; But their attire, like liveries of a kind, All rich and rare, is fresh within my mind.

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2. [In hunting.] The horns of a buck or stag. 3. [In botany.] The flower sf a plant is divided into three parts, the empalement, the foliation, and the attire, which is either florid Qr semiform. Florid atfire, called thrums or suits, as in the flowers of marigold and tansey, consists sometimes of two, but commonly of three, parts. The outer part is the floret, the body of which is divided at the top, like the cowslip flower, into five distinct parts. Semiform attire consists oftwo parts, the chives and apices; one upon each attire. Dict. ATT 1/R E. R. m. s. [from attire.] One that attires another; a dresser. IDict. A/TT It Up E. n.s.. [attitude, Fr. from atto, Ital.] The posture or action in which a statue or painted figure is placed. Bernini would have taken his opinion upon the beauty and attitude of a figure. rior. They were famous originals that gave rise to statues, with the same air, posture, and attitudes. Addison. AT 1 o’l LEN T. adj. Latollens, Lat..] That raises or lifts up. I shall farther take notice of the exquisite libration of the attollent and depriment muscles. Derham's Physico-Theology. Atto'RNEY. n. 4. [attornatus, low Lat. from tour, Fr. Celui qui vient a tour d'autrui; qui alterius vices subit.] 1. Such a person as by consent, commandment, or request, takes heed, sees, and takes upon him the charge of other men’s business, in their absence. Attorney is either general or special: Attorney general is he that by general authority is appointed to all our affairs or suits; as the attorney general of the king, which is nearly the same with Procurator Carraris in the Roman empire. Attorneys general are made either by the king's letters patent, or by our appointment before justices in eyre in o court. Attorney special, or particular, is he that is employed in one or more causes particularly specified. There are also, in respect of the divers courts, attorneys at targe, and attorneys special, belonging to this or that court only. Cowell.

Attorneys, in common law, are nearly ths same with proctors in the civil law, and solicitor: in courts of equity. Attorneys sue out writs or process, or commence, carry on, and defend, actions, or other proceedings, in the names of other persons, in the courts of common law. None are admitted to act without having served a clerkship for five years, taking the proper oath, being enrolled, and examined b judges. The attorney general pleads within the ar. To him come warrants for making outpatents, pardons, &c. and he is the principal manager of all law affairs of the crown. Chamkri. I am a subject, And challenge law : attorney are deny'd me, And therefore personally Ilay my claim To mine inheritance. Shai peare. The king's attorney, on the contrary, Urg'd on examinations, proofs, confessions. Shah. fo. quacks with curses fled the place, And vile attorneys, now an useless race. Pope. 2. It was anciently used for those who did any business for another: now only in law. I will attend my husband; it is my office; And will have no attorney but myself; And therefore let me have him home. Shahp, To AT 1 o'RN E Y. v. a. [from the noun: the verb is now not in use.] 1. To perform by proxy. Their encounters, though not personal, have been royally attornied with interchange of gifts. Shakspears. 2. To employ as a proxy. As I was then Advertising, and holy to your business, Nor changing heart with ão, I am still Attornied to your service. Shai pewro. ATTo'RN E Y's HIP. n.s.. [from attorney.) The office of an attorney; proxy; vi. carious agency. But marriage is a matter of more worth, Than to be dealt in by attorneyship. Skałoport: Atto'URNMENT. n.s.{attournement, Fr.] A yielding of the tenant to a new lord, or acknowledgment of him to be his lord; for, otherwise, he that buyeth or obtaincth any lands or tenements another, which are in the occupation a third, cannot get possession. Cowell. To ATTRA’CT. v. a. [attrabo, attractum, Lat.] 1. To draw to something. A man should scarce persuade the affections of the loadstone, or that jet and amber attract to straws and light bodies. Brown's Pulgar Br. The single atoms each to other tend, Attract, attracted to, the next in place Form'd and impell'd its neighbour to embrace.

Pope. 2. To allure; to invite. - - - Adorn'd She was indeed, and lovely, to attract Thy love, not thy subjection. Mille".

Shew the care of approving all actions so, is may most effectually attract all to this profession. - Harmond. Deign to be lov'd, and ev'ry heart subdue ! What nv mph could e'er attract such crowds as you? - Pope. Art Ra'cT. n. . [from the verb.] Attraction; the power of drawing. Not in use. Feel darts and charms, attreets and flam:s, And woo and contract in their names. Hudoras,

ArtRA’ctical. adj. . [from attract.] Having the power to draw to it. Some stones are endued with an electrical or attractical virtue. Ray on the Creation. Attra'crio N. n.s.. [from attract.] 1. The power of drawing any thing. The drawing of amber and jet, and other tlectrick bodies, and the attraction in gold of the spirit of quicksilver at distance; and the attraction of heat at distance; and that of fire to naphtha; and that of some herbs to water, though at distance; and divers others, we shall handle. Bacon. Loadstones and touched needles, laid long in quicksilver, have not amitted their attraction. Brown's Poulgar Errourt. 4.x: may be performed by impulse, or some other means; I use that word, to signify any force by which bodies tend towards one another. Newton's Opticks. 2. The power of alluring or enticing Setting the attraction of my good parts aside, I have no other charms. $. ATT RA’c 1 v E ad. from attract.] I, Having the power to draw any thing. What if the sun Be centre to the world; and other stars, By his attractive virtue, and their own, licited, dance about him various rounds 2 Milt. Some, the round earth's cohesion to secure, For that hard task employ magnetick pow'r; Remark, say they, the globe with wonder own Its nature, like the fam'd attractive stone. Blackmore. Bodies act by the attractions of gravity, magnetism, and electricity; and these instances make it not improbable but there may be more attractive powers than these. Newton. 2. Inviting ; alluring; enticing Happy is Hermia, wheresce'e; she lies; For she hash blessed and it:ractive eyes. Shakop. I pleas'd, and with attractive graces won, Laos; averse, thee chiefly. Aiken. ATT RA’c i v L. a. s. [trom attract J That which draws or incites; allurement: except that attractive is of a good or indifferent sense, and allurement generally

The condition of a servant staves him off to a distance; but the gospel speaks nothing but altractives and invitation. South. Art RA’c 1 v E. L. Y.adv. from attractive.] With the power of attracting or drawing. Art R.A.'cT 1 v EN Ess. m. s. [from attractive.] The quality of being attractive. A TRA’ctor, n.s.. [from attract.] The rnt that attracts; a drawer. the straws be in oil, amber draweth them uot; cil makes the straws to adhere so, that they cannot rise unto the auractor. Brown's out. Fr. At 1 RAH en T. n. 4. Lattraocus, Lat.] That which draws. Our eyes will inform us cf the motion of the steel to its attrahe...t. Glanville's Sopsis. At 14 e- A' | 1 os. n.s.. [aiirectatio, Lat.] Frequent handling. Doct. Attri'But AB Lt. adj. [attribuo, Lat.] That may be ascribed or attributed; ascribable; imputable. Much of the origination of the Americans

seems to be attributable to the migrations of the Seres. - Hale.

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discern. alcoh. Your vain poets after did mistake, Who ev'ry attribute a god did make. ... Dryden.

All the perfections of God are called his attributes; for he cannot be without them. Watts. 2. %. characteristick disposition. hey must have these three attribat-r; they must be men of courage, fearing God, and hating covetousness. Bacon. 3. A thing belonging to another; an appendant ; an adherent. His sceptreshews the force of temporal pow'r, The attribute to awe and majesty; But mercy is above this scepter'd sway, It is an attribute to God himself. Shałęears. The sculptor, to distinguish him, gave hin what the medalists call his proper attričxter, a spear and a shield. Addison. 4. Reputation; honour. - It takes From our achievements, tho’ perform'd at heig The pith and marrow of our attribute. Skałop. ATT R i BU’ roo N. . . [from To attribute.j Commendation ; qualities ascribed. if speaking truth, In this fine age, were not thought flattery, Such attribution should the Douglass have, As not a soldier of this season's stam Should go so general current through the world. Shai fear. We suffer him to persuade us we are as gods, and never suspect these glorious attributions may be no more than flattery. Decay of Piety. ATT Rior F. adj. Lattritus, Lat.] Ground; worn by rubbing. Or, by collision of two bodies, grind The air attrite to fire. Misson. Art Ri'r Es Ess. n. . [from attrite.] The being much worn. ATT Ri’t los. n. 4. [attritic, Lat.] 1. The act of wearing things, by rubbing one against another. This vapour, ascending incessantly out of the abyss, and pervading the strata of gravel, and the rest, decays the bones and vegetables lodge; in these stra:; this fluid, by its continual attrition, fretting the said bodies. Woodwarf. The change of the liment is effected by ottrition of the inward stoalach, and dissolvent liquor assisted with heat. Arbuthnot. 2. The state of being worn. 3 [with divines.] Grief for sin, arising only from the fear of punishment; the lowest degree of repeutance.


To ATTU's E. v. a. [from tune.] 1. To make anything mu ical. - Airs, vernal airs, Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune The trembling leaves. , Afilton. 2. To tune one thing to another; as, he attunes his voice to his harp. AT ru’ks E. Y. m. s. See A1 roRN E Y. At we’r. s. adv. or prop. [See BET wer. N.] Betwixt; between ; in the midst of two things. Obsolete. Her loose long yellow locks, like golden wire, Sprinkled with peari, and pearling flowers at:veen, Do, like a golden mantle, her attire. Sfenser. A rw I'xt. prep. See 1%. Two X r.] in the middle of two things. Obsolete. But with outrageous strokes did him restrain, And with his body barr'd the way atoxi them twain. - Fairy Queen. To AVA'IL. v. a. [from voor, Fr. ; to avail being nearly the same with faire ovaloir.] 1. To profit; to turn to profit: with of before the thing used. Then shall they seek t' avail themselves of names, Places, and titles; and with these to join Secular pow'r, Milton. Both of them avail themselves of those licences, which Apollo has equally bestowed on them. Dryden. 2. To promote; to prosper; to assist. Mean time he voyag'd to explore the will Of Jove, on high Dodona's holy hiii, What means might best his safe return avail. Pope. To Av A's L. v. n. To be of use ; to be of advantage. Nor can my strength avail, unless by thee Endued with force, i gain the victory. Dr:#m. When real merit is wanting, it avais, nothing to have been encouraged by the great. Pope. Av A'i L. m. s. [from To avail.j Profit; advantage; bencsit. For all that else did come were sure to fail; Yet would he further none but for avail. - Spenser. - I charge thee, #. heav'n shall work in me for thine avail, o tell me truly. - Shakspeare. Truth, light upon this way, is of no more avail to us than errour. Locke. Av A'il a B L E. adj. from avail.] 1. Profitable ; advantageous. Mighty is the efficacy of such intercessions to avert judgments; how much more available then may they be to secure the continuance of blessings: - a. crbury. All things subject to action the will does so far incline unto, as reason judges them more available to our bliss. Hocker. 2. Powerful; in force; valid. Laws human are available by consent. Hooker. Drake put one of his men to death, having no authority nor commission available. Raleigh.

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Av A’s la B I. Y. adv. [from available.]
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1. A manner of sale, in which one person

bids after another, till so much is bid as the seller is content to take. 2. The things sold by auction. Ask you why Phrine the whole auction buys? Phrine foresees a general excise. Pope. To Aucri o N. v. a. [from auction.] To sell by auction. Auction A Ry. adj. [from auction.] Belonging to an auction And much more honest to be hir'd, and stand With auctionary hammer in thy hand, Provoking to give more, and knocking thrice For the whole houshold stuff, or picture's o 'aton, Auctio N is E. R. m. ... [from auction.] The person that manages an auction. A’ucri E. adj. [from auctus, Lat.] Of an increasing quality. IDict. Accupa’rio S. n. 3. [aucupatio, Lat.] Fowling; bird-catching. AUDA'CIOUS. adj. [audacieux, Fr. audax, Lat.] Bold impudent; daring: always in a bad sense. Such is thy audaciour wickedness, Thy lewd, pestif’rous, and dissentious pranks. Shikipeare, Till Jove, no longer patient, took his time T'avenge with thunder their audacious crime - Dryden. Young students, by a constant habit of disputing, grow impudent and audacious, proud and disdainful. JWatts. *. to Ust-Y. adv. [from audacious.] oldly: impudently. y; Po o shalt thou see, Yet fear not thou, but speak audaciously. Shak. Aud A'cious ess. n.s. LFrom audacious.] Impudence Aud A’ci r Y. n. . [from audax, Lat.] Spirit; boldness; confidence. Lean, raw-bon'd rascals | Who would e'er suppose They had such courage and audacity ? Shakop. Great effects come of industry and perseverance; for quizacity doth almost bind and mate the weaker sort of minds. Bacon's Nat. Hist.

For want of that freedom and audacity, ne

cessary in commerce with men, his personal modesty overthrew all his publick actions. Tatler. A'u o B 1 r. cas. Laudibilis, Lat. 1. That may be perceived by hearing. Visibles work upon a looking glass, and godible; upon the places of echo, which resemble in some sort the cavern of the ear. Bacon, Eve, who unseen, Yet all had heard, with audible lament iscover'd soon the place of her retire. Milton. Every sense doth not operate upon fancy with the same force. The conceits of visibles are clearer and stronger tautnose of audiwes. Grew. 2. Loud enough to be heard. One leaning over a well twenty-five fathom deep, and speaking softly, the water return’d an audible echo. B.icon. Audi e Le Ness. m. s. [from aaditle.] Capableness of being heard. A'u Di Boy. a v. [from audible.] In such a manner as to be heard. And last, the sum of all, my Father's voice, 4-city heard from heav'n, pronounc'd me his. Milica. A’udi exce. n.f. [audience, Fr.] 2. The act of hearing or attending to any thing.

Now I breathe again Aloft the flood, and can give audience To any tongue, speak it of what it will. S&air. Thus far his bold discourse, without controus, Had audience. Milton. His look

Drew audience, and attention still as night, Or summer's noon-tide air. AMilton, 2. The liberty of speaking granted; a hearing Were it reason to give men audience, pleadin for the overthrow of that which their own ...i hath ratified ? Hooker. According to the fair play of the world, Izet me have audience : I am sent to speak, My holy lord of Milan, from the king. Shako. 3. An auditory; persons collected to hear. Or, if the star of ev'ning and the moon Haste to thy audience, night with her will bring Silence. 41.fica. The hall was filled with an codierce of the greatest eminence for quality and politeness. - Asidison. It proclaims the triumphs of goodness in a proper audience, even before the whole race of mankind. Atterbury. 4. The reception of any man who delivers a solemn message. In this high temple, on a chair of state, The seat of audioice, old Latinus sate. Dryden. AUDIENCE Court. A court belonging to the archbishop of Canterbury, of equal authority with the arches court, though inferiour both in dignity and antiquity. The original of this court was, because the archbishop of Canterbury heard seoveral causes extra-judicially at home in his own palace; which he usually coinmitted to be discussed by men learned in the civil and canon laws, whom he called his auditors: and so in time it became the power of the man, who is called causarum negotiorumoue audientia Cantuarienji's auditor, seu officialis. Cowell. A'up it. n.s. (from audit, he hears, Lat.] A final account. If they, which are ascustomed to weigh all things, shall here sit down to receive our audit, the sum, which truth amounteth to, will appear to be but this. ooker. He took my father grossly, full of bread, With all his crimes broad blown, and flush, as

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