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~ B A N balls at play, which, when crooked, is , named from the term bander; as, bander un are, to string or bend a bow.] 1. To beat to and fro, or from one to another. They do cunningly, from one hand to another, bandy the service like a tennis ball. Spenger. And like a ball bandy'd 'twixt pride and . it, Rather than yield, both sides the prize will quit. Denhaw. What from the tropicks can the earth repel 2 'hat vigorous arm, what repercoile low, Band, the mighty globe still to and floo - Black ororo. 2. To exchange; to give and take reciprocally. Do you bandy looks with me, yourascal ? Shak. #. is not in thee To o my pleasures, to cut off my train, To bandy hasty words. Shakspeare. 3. To agitate; to toss about. This hath been so bandied amongst us, that one can hardly miss books of this kind. Locke. Ever since men have been united into governments, the endeavours after universal monarchy have been banded among them. Swift. Let not obvious and known truth, or some of the most plain and certain propositions, be han*/about in a disputation. J/attr. To BA’s dy. .... n. To contend, as at spine game in , which each strives to drive the ball his own way. - No simple man that sees This factious banoying of their favourites, But that he doth presage some ill event. Shakop. A valiant son-in-law thou shalt enjoy; One fit to bandy with thy lawless sons, To ruffle in the commonwealth. Soak-peare. Could set up grandee against grandee, To squander time away, and bandy; Made lords and commoners lay sieges To one another's privileges. Hudoras. . After all the bodying attempts of resolution, it is as much a question as ever. Glanville. BA's Dyle G. n.s.. [from bander, Fr.] A crooked leg. He tells aloud your greatest failing, Sor makes a scruple to expose Your ban yog or crooked nose. Soft. BA's Dyle Go E P. m. s. [from bandylog.] Having crooked legs. The Ethiopians had an one-eyed handyogged prince; such a person would have made but an odd figure. Collier. BANE. m. s. [bana, Sax. a murderer.] I. Poison. Begone, or else let me. 'T is bane to draw e same air with thee. Ben jonson. All good to me becomes Bane; and in heav'n much worse would be my State. Milton. - They with speed Their course throughtnickest constellationshold, Spreading their bane. - Milton. Thus am I doubly arm'd; my death and life, My bane and antidote, are both before me: This, in a moment, brings me to an end; But that informs me I shall never die. Addison. 2. That which destroys; mischief; ruin. Insolency must be represt, or it will be the bane of the christian religion. Hooker. I will not be afraid of death and bane, Till Birnam forest come to Dunsinane. Shak P. Suffices that to me strength is my bane, ... And proves the source of all my miseries. Miłł. So entertain'd those odorous sweets the fiend, Who Cat-ič their bane, ..Miliva.

Who can omit the Gracchi, who declare. The Scipios worth, those thunderbolts of war, The double bare of Carthage 19-yden. False religion is, in its nature, the greatest Bane and destruction to government in the world. - - - S.:ch. To BAN E. v. a. [from the noun..] To oison. What if my house be troubled with a rat, And I be pleas'd to give ten thousand ducats To have it bun'd? Shakspears. BA's EFU L. a.j. [from bane and full.] I. Poisonous. For voyaging to learn the direful art, Totaint with deadly drugs the barbed dart ; Observant of the gods, and sternly just, Ilus refus’d to impart the ban ful trust. 2. Destructive. The silver eagle too is sent before, Which I do hope will prove to them as hameful As thou conceiy'st it to the commonwealth. 13°n janron. The nightly wolf is baneful to the fold, Storms to the wheat, to buds the bitter cold. Dryden. BA'N EFU LN Ess. m. s. (from banjul..] Poisonousness; destructiveness. BA'N Ewo RT. n. s. Ifrom hane and worf.] A plant, the same with deady nigotshade. To BAN G. v. a. s.vengchen, Dutch..] 1. To beat; to thump ; to cudgel: a low and familiar word. One receiving from them some affronts, met with them handsomely, and lange: them to good purpose. vove!. He having got some iron out of the earth, put it into his servants hands to fence with, and bog one another. Locke. Formerly I was to be banged because I was too strong, and now because I am too weak, to resist; I am to be brought down when too rich, and oppressed when too poor. Arbuthnot. 2. To handle rougily; to treat with violence, in general. The desperatetempesthathsobang'd the Turks, That their designment halts. Shakspeare. You should accost her with jests fire-new from the mint; you should have logo the youth into dumbness. Shakspeare. BAN G. m. s. [from the verb.] A blow ; a thump ; a stroke : a low word. I am a bachelor.—That 's to say, they are fools that marry; you 'll bear me a bang for that. Shai peare. With many a stifftwack, many a bang, Hard crabtree and old iron rang. udibrar. I heard several bangs or bufiots, as I thought, given to the eagle that held the ring of my box in his beak. G. liver. To BA/N G i.e. v. a. To waste by little and little; to squander carelessly; a word now used only in conversation. If we hangle away the legacy of peace left us by Christ, it is a sign of our want of regard for him. Duty of Man, To BATNISH. v. a. [hanir, Fr. banio, low Lat. probably from ban, Teut. an outlawry, or prescription.] 1. To condemn to leave his own country. Oh, fire thee well! Those evils thou repeat'st upon thyself Have banish'd me from Scotland. Skałopeare. 2. To drive away.


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Now go we in content To liberty, and not to banishment. Skałpeare. Round the wide world in bani. Arment we roarn, Forc'd from our pleasing fields and native home.

Dryden. BANK. m. s. sbanc, Saxon.] 1. The earth arising on each side of a water. We say, properly, the shore of the sea, and the banks of a river, brook, or small water. Have you not made an universal shout, That Tyber trembled underneath his Aank " Shalopecre. Richmond, in Devonshire, sent out a boat Unto the shore, to ask those on the bor, If they were his assistants. Shoprare. A brook whose stream so great, so good, Was lov'd, was honour'd as a flood; Whose banks the Muses dwelt upon. Cra-sa-v. "It is o when our streams of knowledge ow Tofill their banks,but not to overthrow. Denham. O early lost what tears the river shed, When the sad pomp along his banks was led ! Pope. 2. Any heap of earth piled up. They besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city; and it stcod in the trench. Samuel. 3. [from banc, Fr. a bench. A scat or bench of rowers. Plac'd on their honor, the lusty Trojans sweep ineptune's smooth face, and cleave the yielding eep. JW.s.l..er. Meau time the king with gifts a vessel stores, Bupplies the banks with twenty chosen oars. 1)rydon. That banks of oars were not in the same plain,

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but raised above one another, is evident from descriptions of ancient ships. Arbuthnot. 4. A place where money is laid up to be

BA's N ER. m. s. [banniere, Fr. Aanair, Welsh.] - 1. A flag; a standard ; a military ensign.

called for occasionally. Let it be mobank, or common stock, but every man be master of his own money. Not that I altogether mislikebanks, but they will hardly be brooked. Baron's Essays. This mass of treasure you should now reduce; But you your store have hoarded in some bank. I}enBan. There pardons and indulgences, and giving men a share in saints merits, out of the common *ank and treasury of the church, which the pope has the sole custody of. South.

From France there comes a power, who already Have secret seize in some of our best ports, And are at point to slew their open boarer. São Pears. Ali in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand howners rise into the air, With orient colours waving. Milton. He said no more; But left his sister and his queen behind, And way’d his royal banner in the wind. Dryá Fur'd with such motives, you do well to join With Cato's foes, and follow Caesar's arrors, - ..foffice,

5. The company of persons concerned in managing a bank. To BAN K. v. a. [Frcm the noun.] 4. To enclose with banks. Amid the cliffs And burning sands that back the *; vales.


2. A streamer born at the end of a lance,

or elsewhere.

BA'N N E R ET n.s.. [from banner.] A knight made in the field, with the ceremony ot cutting off the point of his standard, and making it a banner. They are next to barons in dignity; and were anciently called by summons to parliament. i R/aunt. A gentleman told Henry, that sir Richard Croftes, made banneret at Stoke, was a wise man; the king answered, he doubted not that, but marvelled how a fool could know. Camden. TA'N N E Rol, more properly BAN 1) Rol. n. 3. [from banderole, Fr.] A little flag or streamer. King Qswald had a bannerol of gold and purple set over his tomb. Camden. BA'NN IA N. m. s. A man's undress, or morning gown, such as is worn by the Bannians in the East Indies. BA'N Nock. n. j. A kind of oaten or pensmeal cake, mixed with water, and baked upon an iron plate over the fire; used in the northern counties, and in Scotland. BA'NQUET. n. s. banquet, Fr. banchetto, Ital. vanqueto, Span 1 A feast; an entertainment of meat and drink. If a fasting day come, he hath on that day a Bangwet to make. Hooker. In his commendations I am fed; It is a bar:4 ct to me. Shikpeare. You cannot have a perfect palace, except you has c two si'er: * side for the bong, et, and a side for the hy.sehold; the one for feasts and trium is, and the other for dwelling. B.com. Shall the companions inake a banquet of him 2 Shail they part him anong the merchants job. At that tasted fruit, The sun, as from Thyesteam banquet, turn'd His course intended. Mition. That dares prefer the toils of Hercules To dalliance, banquet, and ignoble case. Dryden. To I3 'so E.T. v. a. from the noun..] To tria, any one with feasts. Welcome his friends, Visit his countrymen and banquet them: Shakib. They were banqueted by the way, and the nearer they approached, the more encreased the neoility. Sir j. Isoy ward. To B " QUET. v. n. To feast; to fare daintily. The mind shall banquet, tho' the body pine: Fat Faunches moke lean pates, and daility bits Make rich the ribs, but bankerout the wits. 14th- ore. So long as his innocence is his repast, he feasts and ban ovets upon oread and y \ter. South. I purpos'd to unbend the evening hours, And banquet Private in the women's bow'rs. Prior. BA's Quete R. n.s.. [from haoquet.] 1. A feaster; one that lives deliciously. 2. He that makes feasts. BA’N QUET-Hous E. n. . [from banBA'Naueti N G House. 5 quet and house.] A house where banquets are kept. In a banqueting-house, among certain pleasant trees, the table was set near to an excellent water-work. Sidney. At the walk's end behold, how rais'd on high A banquet-house salutes the southern sky. Dryd. BAN2i ETI E. n. 4. [Fr. in fortification. A small bank at the foot of the parapet, for the soldiers to mount upon when they fire. BA's stic i.e. n.s. A small fish, called also a stickleback. Pungitius.

Yo BANTER. v. a. [a barbarous word,

without etymology, unless it be derived from badiner, Fr. J. To play upon ; to rally; to turn to ridicule; to ridicule. The magistrate took it that he bantered him, and bade an officer take him into custody. L’Estrange. It is no new thing for innocent simplicity to be the subject of bantering drolls. *...* Could Alcinous' guests with-ho From scorn or rage : Shall we, cries one, permit His leud romances, and his bant'ring wit? I ate. BA'N TER. m. s. LFrom the verb..] Ridicule; raillery. This humour, let it look never so silly, as it passes many times for frolick and banter, is one of the most pernicious snares in human life. L'Estrange. Metaphysicks are so necessary to a distinct conception, solid judgment, andjoist reasoning on many subjects, that those, who ridicule it, will be slipposed to make their wit and banter a refuge aid excuse for their own laziness. Watts. BA's TE RER. n. s. LFrom banter.] One that banters, a droll. What opinion have these religious banterers of the divine power Or what have they to say for this mockery and contempt J.'Estrange. BA'N T L is G. n. * [I, it has any etymology. it is perhaps corrupted from the old. word hairm, bairnsing, a little child.] A little child : a low word. If the object of their love Chance by Lucina's aid to prove, They seldom let the bantling roar, In basket, at a neighbour's door. Prior. BA'PT is M. n. ..[baptismus, Lat. £257,722:..] 1. An external ablution of the body, with a certain form of words, which operates and denotes an internal ablution orwashing of the soul from original sin. Ayliffe. Baptism is given by water, and that prescript form of words which the church of Christ doth . use. - Hooker. To his great baptism flock'd With awe, the regions round; and with them can le From Nazareth the son of Joseph, deem'd Unmark’t, unknown. Milton. 2. Baptism is often taken in Scripture for sufferings. I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how an I straitened till it be accomplished 2 Luke. Ba P 1 I's M A L. a.d. (from baptism..] Of ot o to baptism. When we undertake the baptional vow, and enter on their new life, it would be apt to discourage us. Jianzon.f. BA' Prist. n. . [baptiste, Fr. 3...l.o.;..] He that administers baptism. Him the Battist soon Descry’d, divinely warn'd, and witness bore As to his worthier. A4ilton. BA'er is a B. R Y. m. s. [baptisterium, Lat.] The place where the sacrament of baptism is administered. The great church, baptistery, and leaning tower, are well worth seeing. Addison. To BAPTI'Z.E. v. a. [baptiser, Fr. from £rolić, ) To christen; to administer the sacrament of baptism to one. He to them shall leave in charge, To teach all nations what of him they learn'd, And his salvation; them who shall believe, Baptizing in the profluent stream, the sign Of washing them from guilt of sin, to life

B A R pure, and in mind prepard, is so befal, . For death like that which the Redeemer died. AMilton. Let us reflect that we are christians: that we are called by the name of the Son of God, and baptized intô an irreconcilezble enmity with sin, the world, and the devil. Rogers. BA pri’z. R. m. s. [from To baptize.] One

that christens; one that administers

baptism. BAR. m. s. sharre, Fr.] 1. A piece of wood, iron, or other matter, laid cro, s a passage to hinder entrance. And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the other. Exod. 2. A bolt; a piece of iron or wood fastened to a door, and entering into the post or wall, to hold the door close. The fish-gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereoi, the locks thereof, and the oars thercof. Nehemiah. 3. Any obstacle which hinders or obstructs: obstruction. i brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, and no farther. - job. And had his heir surviv'd him in due course, What o; England, hidst thou found? what

or " What world could have resisted? Ijaniel's Civil War. Hard thou know'st it to exclude Spiritual substance with corporeal bar. Milion. Must I new hars to my own joy create, .. Refuse myself what I had forc'd from iate 2 - Dryden. Fatal accidents have set A most unhappy bar between your friendship. - Rowe. 4. A rock, or bank of sand, at the entrance of a harbour or river, which ships cannot sail over at low water. 5. Any thing used for prevention, or exclusion. Lect examination should binder and let your proceedings, behold for a bar against that impediment, one opinion newly added. Iłowier. Which Salique land the French unjustly gloze

- to be The founder of this law, and female bar. Soak. 6. The place where causes of law are tried, or where criminals are judged ; so called from the bar placed to hinder crowds from incommoding the court. The great duke Came to the bar, where to his accusations He pleaded still not guilty. Spal feare. Some at the bar with subtlety defend, Or on the bench the knotty laws untye. Dryden. 7. An enclosed place in a tavern or coffeemouse, where the housekeeper sits and receives reckonings. I was under some apprehension that they would appeal to me; and therefore laid down my penmy at the bar, and made the best of my way. - Addison. 3. [In law.] A peremptory exception against a demand or plea brought by the defendant in an action, that destroys the action of the plaintiff for ever. It is divided into a bar to common intent, and a bar special : a bar to a common intent, is an ordinary or general bar, that disables the declaration or plea of

the plaintiff; a bar special, is that which is more than ordinary, and falls out in the case in hand, upon some special circumstance of the fact. Cowell. Bastardy is laid in bar of something that is principally commenced. Ayliff. 9. Any thing by which the compages or structure is held together I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth, with her bars, was about me for .. - GooIo. Anything which is laid across another, as bars in heraldry. Bar of Gold or Silver, is a lump or wedge from the mines, melted down into a sort of mould, and never wrought. 12. Bars of a Horse. The upper part of the gums between the tusks and grinders, which bears no teeth, and to which the bit is applied, and, by its friction, the horse governed. 13. Bars, in Musick, are strokes drawn perpendicularly across the lines of a piece of musick; used to regulate the beating or measure of musical time. 14. Bar, in African traffick, is used for a denomination of price ; payment being formerly made to the Negroes almost wholly in iron bars.

BAR s or n. s. Two half bullets joined togther by an iron bar; used in sea engagements for cutting down the masts and rigging. To BAR. v. a. from the noun.] 1. To fasten or shut any thing with a bolt, or bar. My duty cannot suffer To obey in all your daughter's hard commands; Though their injunction be to bar my doors, And let this tyrannous night take hold upon you. - Shakshrire. When you bar the window-shutters of your lady's bed-chamber at nights, leave open the sashes to let in air. Szeft. 2. To hinder; to obstruct. When law can do no right, Let it be lawful, that law bar no wrong. Sjako, 3. To prevent; to exclude ; to make im practicable. The houses of the country were all scattered, and yet not so far off as that it barred mutual succour. - Sidney. Doth it not seem a thing very probable, that God doth purposely add, Do after my judgments; as giving thereby to understand, that his meaning in the former sentence was but to bar similitade in such things as were repugnant to his ordinances, laws, and statutes ? Hocker. 4. To detain, by excluding the claimants: with from. Hath he setboundsbetween their love and me? I am their mother; who shall bar them from me? Slass-fear.

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5. To shut out : with from. Our hope of Italy not only lost, But shut from ev’ry shore, and barr's free ev'ry coast. - Pryden. 6. To exclude from use, right, or claim: with from before the thing. God hath abridged it, by barring us from some things of themselves indifferent. Howier. Give my voice cu Richard's side,

To bar my master's heirs in true descent! God knows I will not. Slai peare. His civil acts do bind and bar them all; And as from Adam all corruption take, So, if the father's crime be capital, in all the blood law doth corruption make. - Sir j. Davier. It was thought sufficient not only to exclude them from that benefit, but to bar them from their money. Cldrendon. If he is qualified, why is he barred the profit, when he only performs the conditions : Collier on Pride. 7. To prohibit. For though the law of arms doth bar The use of venom'd shot in war. Hudibrar. What is a greater pedant than a mere man of the town Bar him the playhouses, and you strike him dumb. Addison. 3. To except ; to make an exception. Well, we shall see your bearing— Nay, but I bar to-night; you shall not gage me By what we do to-night. Shai peare. 7. [In law.] To hinder the process of a Sult. But buff and belt men never know these cares; Nor time, nor trick of law, their action oars: Their cause they to an easier issue put. Drydo. From such deiays as conduce to the noiding out of truth, a criminal cause ought not to be arred. Ayliff. If a bishop be a party to a suit, and excommunicates ris adversary, such excommunication shall not disable or bar his adversary. Aylift. Io. To bar a vein: This is an operation performed upon the veins of the legs of a horse, and other parts, with intent to stop the malignant humours. It is done by opening the skin above it, discngaging it, and tying it both above and below, • and striking between the two ligatures. BARB. m. s. barba, a beard, Lat.] 1. Anything that grows in the place of a board. The barbel is so called by reason of his barb or wattels at his mouth, under his chaps. - Walton's Angler. 2. The points that stand backward in an arrow, or fishing book, to hinder them from being extracted. Nor less the Spartan fear'd, before he found The shining buró appear above the wound. - Pope's Iliad. 3. The armour for horses. Their horses were naked, without any bar/r; for albeit many brought barbs, few regarded to put them on. Hayward. Bak H. n s. [contracted from Barbary.] A Barbary horse. Horses brought from Barbary are commonly of a slender light size, and very lean, usially chosen for stallions. Birls, it is said, may die, but never grow old; the vigour and mettle of aro, never cease but with their life. Far. Dict. To BAR B. v. a. [from the noun.] 1. To shave ; to dress out the beard. Shave the head, and tie the beard, and say it was the desire of the penitent to be so barbed before his death. - Shakspeare. 2. To furnish horses with armour. See BARB E. D. A warriour train That like a deluge pour'd upon the plain; Qn harbed steeds they rode, in proud array, Thick as the college of the bees in May. Boo.

3. To jag arrows with hooks.
The twanging bows
Send showers of shafts, that on their barbed

Alternate ruin bear. Philips.

BA's Bacas. n. . [barbarane, Fr. bar

Bacana, Span.] 1. A fortification placed before the walls of a town. Within the barhacas a porter sate, Day and night duly keeping watch and ward: Nor wight nor word mote pass out of the gate, But in good order, and with due regard. - Fairy Queen. 2. A fortress at the end of a bridge 3. An opening in the wall through which the guns are levelled. BA F BA/D of s Cherry, sma/phigia, Lat.T. In the West Indies, it rises to be fifteen or sixteen feet high, where it produces great quantities of a pleasant tart fruit; propagated in gardens there, but in Europe it is a curiosity. Miller. BARBA'does Tar. A bituminous substance, differing little from the petroleum floating on several springs in England and Scotland. Woodward. BARBA'r I A N. m. s. [barbarus, Lat. It seems to have signified at first only joreign or a foreigner; but, in time, implied some degree of wildness or cruelty.] 1. A man uncivilized, or untaught ; a savage. Proud Greece all nations else barbarians held, Boasting, her learning all the world excell’d. Denham. There were not different gods among the Greeks and harbori.ons. - ... Sti'iro feet. But with descending show’rs of brimstone fir’d, The wild barbarian in the storm expir'd. Addison. 2. A foreigner. I would they were barbarian: ; as they are, Though in Rome litter'd. Shaksp. Coriolanui. 3. A brutal nonster; a man without pity: a term of reproach. Thou fell harbor; in " What had he done? what could provoke thy madness To assassinate so great, so brave a man f 21. Philips. BARBA'R AN. adj. Belonging to barbarians : savage. Some felt the silent stroke of mould'ring age, Barbarian blindness. Pope. BAR BA’s ic K. adj. [barbaricus, Lat. in a different sense, it means in Latin wrought, fretted.] Foreign : far-fetched. The gorgeous east, with richest hand, Show's on her kingsbororio peland gold. Milton's Puradise Lott. The eastern front was glorious to behold, With diamond flaming and barbarick gold. Pope. BA's BA is is M. m. s. [barbarismus, Lat. 1. A form of speech contrary to the purity and exactness of any language. The language is as near approaching to it, as our modern bar orjon will allow; which is all that can be expected from any now extant. , Dryden's juvenal, Dedication. 2. Ignorance of arts : want of learning. I have for Borkarirm spoke more

Than for that angel knowledge you can say.
Shai pear’.

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