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4. To lay on any thing gaudily or ostan- Some presences daunt and discourage us, when
others raisé us to a brisk assurance. Glanville, tatiously:
Since princes will have such things, it is bet- DAUNTLESS. adj. [from daunt.] Fearter they should be graced with eleganey, than less; not dejected; not discouraged. daubed with cost.
Bacon. Grow great by your example, and put on Let him be daub'd with lace, live high, and The dauntless spirit of resolution. Sbakspeare. whore;
Dauntless he rose, and to the fight return'd: Sometimes be lousy, but be never poor. Dryden. With shame his glowing cheeks, his cyes with s. To flatter grossly.
Dryden's Virgil. Let every one, therefore, attend the sentence
He, not by wants or woes oppress'd, of his conscience; for, he may be sure, it will
Stems the bold torrent with a dauntless brcast. not daub nor flatter. Soutb.
Dryden. To DAUB. V. n. To play the hypocrite :
The utmost weight of affliction from ministethis sense is not in use.
rial power and popular hatred, were almost worth
bearing, for the glory of such a dauntless conduct I cannot daub it further ; as he has shewn u..der it.
Pope. And yet I must.
Sbakspeare. Da'unT1.ESSNESS. n. s. [from dauntless.] DA'UBER.n. s. [from daub.]
Fearlessness. 1. One that daubs.
Daw.n. s. (menedulu. It is supposed by 2. A coarse low painter. What they called his picture, had been drawn
Skinner so named from his note; by Juat length by thie daubers of almost all nations, nius to be corrupted from dawl; the and still unlike him.
German tul, and dol in the Bararian Parts of different species jumbled together, dialect, having the same signification.] according to the niad imagination of the dauber, A bird. to cause laughter.
Dryden. I will wear my heart upon my sleeve, A sign-post dauber would disdain to paint For daus to peck at. Sbakspeare's Osbello. The one-eyed hero on his elephant. Dryden.
If death do quench us quite, we have great The treacherous tapster, Thomas,
wrong, Hangs a new angel two doors from us,
That dars, and trees, and rocks should last so As fine as dauber's hands can make it. Swift.
long, 3. A low fatterer.
When we must in an instant pass to nought. DA'UBRY. 9. s. [from daub.] An old
Duvies, word for any thing artful.
The loud dazu, his throat displaying, draws She works by charms, by, spells; and such
The whole assembly of his fellow dacus. Waller. daubry as this is beyond our clement. Sbaksp.
DAWK. n. s. A cant word among the DA'UBY. adj. [from daub.] Viscous; workmen for a hoilow, rupture, or inglutinous; adhesive.
cision, in their stuff. Not in vain th' industrious kind,
Observe if any hollow or datuks be in the With duuby wax and flow'rs the chinks have length.
Dryden. TODAVK. v.a. To mark with an incis'on. Some the galled ropes with dauby marling bind, Should they apply that side of the tool the Or sear-cloth masts with strong tarpawling coats. edge lies on, the swift coming about of the work
Dryden. would, where a small irregularity of stuff should DAUGHTER. 1. s. [dauhtar, Gothick ;
happen, jobb the edge into the stuff, and so dohrer, Saxon ; dotter, Runick ; dobter, TO DAWN. v. n. [supposed by the ety
Moxona German; dochter, Dutch.] 1. The female offspring of a man or wo
mologists to have been originally to
dayen, or advance towards day. ] man. Your wives, your daughters,
1. To grow luminous ; to begin to grow Your matrons, and your maids, could not fill up light. The cistern of my lust.
Shakspeare. I have been troubled in my sleep this night; Now Aurora, daughter of the dawn,
But diruning day new comfort hath inspir'd. With rosy lustre purpled o'er the lawn. Pope.
Shakspeare. 2. A daughter in law, or son's wife.
As it began to darun towards the first day of 3. A woman.
the week, came Mary Magdalene to see the sea Jacob went out to see the daughters of the
Auroradzwon'd and Phæbus shin’d'in vain. Pope. 1. [In poetry.] Any descendant. i. The female penitent of a confessor.
2. To glimmer obscurely.
A Romanist, from the very first dawning of Are you at leisure, holy father, now; Or shall I come to you at evening mass?
any notions in his understanding, hath'this prin. -My leisure serves me, pensive daughter, now.
Locke. Sbakspeare. To DAUNT. v. a. [domter, Fr. domitare,
ciple constantly inculcated, that he must believe as the church.
3. To begin, yet faintly; to give some
promises of lustre or eminence. Lat.) To discourage; to fright; to While we behold such dauntless worth appear intimidate.
In dazuning youth, and souls so void of fear. Fairfax, whose name in arms thro' Europe
Thy hand strikes out some free design, And fills all mouths with envy or with praise, When life awakes and downs at every line. Pope. And all her jealous monarchs with amaze, DAWN. 11. s. (from the verb.] And rumours loud, which daunt remotest kings. 1. The time between the first appearance
Milton. Where the rude ax, with heaved stroke,
of light and the sun's rise, reckoned Was never heard the nymphs to daunt,
from the time that the sun comes within Or fright them from their hallow'd haunt. Milt. eighteen degrees of the horizon. YOL.I.
Then on to-morrow's ducen your care employ Bavaria hath been caught, that merit and serTo search the land, but give this day to joy. vice doth oblige the Spaniard but fress day te dij. Dryden.
Bass. 2. Beginning; first rise.
TO-DAY. On this day.. These tender circumstances diffuse a dawn of To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden act serenity over the soul.
The past is all by death possest, As in the dawn of time inform'd the heart And frugal fare, that guards the rest, Of innocence and undissembling truth. Tbomson. By giving, bids us live to-day.
Feste DAY. n. s. (Dæð, Saxon.]
DA'Y BED. n. s. [day and bed.] A bed 1. The time between the rising and setting used for idleness and luxury in the day. of the sun, called the artificial day.
time. Why stand ye here all the day idle? Mattb. Calling my officers about me, in my branche Of night impatient, we demand the day; velvet gown; having come down from a devold The dazy arrives, then for the night we pray: where I have left Olivia sleeping. Sbstipears The night and day successive come and go, Our lasting pains no interruption know. Blackm. DA'Y BOOK. 1. s. [from day and book.] A Or object new
tradesman's journal ; a book in bich Casual discourse draws on, which intermits all the occurrences of the day are sti Our day's work.
Milton. down. 3. The time from noon to noon, or from DA'Y BREAK. n. s. [day and break.] The
midnight to midnight, called the na- dawn; the first appearance of light. tural day.
I watch'd the early glories of her eyes, How many hours bring about the day? As men for daybreak watch the eastern skies
. How many days will finish up the year? Sbaks.
Dryer 3. Light ; sunshine.
DAYLA'BOUR. n. s. [day and labour.) LaLet us walk honestly, as in the day; not in bour by the day; labour divided into rioting and drunkenness.
Romans. daily tasks. The west yet glimmers with some streaks of Dóth God exact daylabour, lighe denied, day:
I fondly ask? Now spurs the lated traveller apace,
Daylabour was but an hard and a dry kind of To gain the timely inn. Sbakspeare's Macbeth. livelihood to a man that could get an estate si
Around the fields did nimble lightning play, two or three strokes of his pen. Which offer'd us by fits, and snatch'd, the day: DAY VA'BOURER. n. s. (from daglabour.] 'Midst this was heard the shrill and tender cry
One that works by the day. Of well-pleas'd ghosts, which in the storm did
In one night, ere glimpse of morn, Yet are we able only to survey
His shadowy fiail had thresh'd the corn
That ten daylabourers could not end. Dawnings of beams, and promises of day. Prior.
The daylabourer in a country village, luas c 4 Any time specified and distinguished monly but a small pittance of courage.
from other time; an age; the time. Da’YLight. n. š. (day and ligbt.] The In this sense it is generally plural. light of the day, as opposed to that of After him reigned Gutheline his heir,
the moon or a taper. The justest man and truest in his days. F. Queen.
By this the drooping daylight 'gan to fzda, I chink, in these days, one honest man is oblig
And yield his room to sad succeeding site cd to acquaint another who are his friends. Pope.
Feiry Quote We have, at this time of day, better and more
Thou shalt buy this dear, certain means of information than they had. If ever I thy face by daylight see.
Sbaits 5. Life: in this sense it is commonly
They, by daylight passing through the low plural. He never in his days broke bis fleet, recovered the haven, to the joy of the word; that is, in his whole life.
sieged christians. He was never at a loss in his days for a fre- He stands in dagligbt, and disdains to hide quent answer. Carte's Life of Ormonde. An act to which by honour he is tied Dryte
Will you murder a man in plain darbelt? Top 6. The day of contest; the contest; the
Though rough bears in covert seek defence battle.
White foxes stay, with seeming innocence; His name struck fear, his conduct won the That crafty kind with dayligbı can dispens day;
பரம் He caine, he saw, he seiz'd the struggling prey. If bodies be illuminated by the ordinary
Roscommon. matick colours, they will appear neither the The noble thanes do bravely in the war; own daylight colours, nor of the colours The day almost itself professes yours,
light cast on them, but of some middle cla And little is to do. Shakspeare's Macbeth. between both
Netrtes's Oasit. Would you th' advantage of the fight delay,
DA'YLILY. n. 5. The same with aspek If, striking first, you were to win their day??
DA'YSMAN. n. s. [day and man.) An old 7. An appointed or fixed time.
word for umpire. Ainswortb. Pardap Or if my debtors do not keep their day,
For what art thou
That mak'st thyself his daysmas, to prokos 8. A day appointed for some commemora
The vengeance prest? tion.
DA’YSPRING. n. s. (dar and spring.) Tk The field of Agincourt, rise of the day; the dawn; the first 12 Fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus. Shok.
pearance of ligbt. 9. From day to day; without certainty or
So all ere dayspring, under conscious pht. continuance.
Secret they finishd, and in erder set. N$
The breath of heav'n fresh-blowing, pure and
I dare not trust these eyes; sweet,
They dance in mists, and dazzle with surprise. With day-spring born, here leave me to respire.
Dryden. Milton. DE'ACON. n. s. [diaconus, Latin.] DA'YSTAR. N. s. [day and star.] The 1. One of the lowest of the three orders morning star.
of the clergy. I meant to make her fair, and free, and wise, Likewise must the deacons be grave.
2 Tim. Of greatest blood, and yet more good than great: The constitutions that the apostles made conI meant the daystar should not brighter rise, Nor lend like influence from his lucent seat.
cerning deacons and widows, are very importune
*ly urged. Ben Forson.
Bisbop Sanderson, Sunk though he be beneath the watry floor;
2. (In Scotland:] An overseer of the So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed,
yet anon repairs his drooping head. Milt. 3. And also the master of an incorporated DA'YTIME. n. s. (day and time.) The company
time in which there is light : opposed De'aconess. n. s. [from deacon.]. A feto night,
male officer in the ancient church. In the daytime Fame sitteth in a watch-tower, DE'ACONRY. n. s. (from deacon.] The and fieth most by night; she minglech things De'ACONSHIP.} office or dignity of a done with things not done, and is a terror to deacon. great cities.
My ants never brought qut their corn but DEAD. adj. [deas, Saxon; dood, Dut.] in the night when the moon did shine, and liept 1. Deprived of life; exanimated. it under ground in the daytime.
Addison. The queen, my lord, is dead.
She should have died hereafter. Shaksp. DA'Y WORK. n. s. [day and svork.] Work A brute or a man are another thing, when they imposed by the day; day!abour.
are alive, from what they are when dead. Hak. True labourer in the vineyard of thy lord, She either from her hopeless lover fled, Ere prime thou hast th' imposed dayzork done. Or with disdainful glances shot him dead. Drgd.
Fairfax. 2. With of before the cause of death. T, DAZE. v. a. [bpæs, Sax.) To over
This Indian told them, that, mistaking their · power with light' ; 'to strike with too
except himself, were dead of hunger.
Arbuthnot, strong lustre; to binder the act of see
3. Without life ; inanimate. ing, by too much light suddenly intro.
All, all but truth, drops dead-born from the duced.
press, They smote the glistering armies, as they stand, Like the last gazette, or the last address. With quivering beams, which daz’dthe wond'ring
Fairfax. 4. Imitating death ; senseless ; motionless. Poor human kind, all dız'd in open day,
At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chaErr after bliss, and blindly miss their way. Dry. riot and horse are cast into a dead sleep. Psalms. DA'ZIED. adj. [rather dasied. See DAISY.]
Anointing of the forehead, neck, 'feet, and Besprinkled with daisies.
backbone, we know is used for procuring dead sleeps.
Bacon. Let us Find out the prettiest dazied plot we can,
5. Unactive; motionless. And make him a grave. Sbakspeare's Cymb.
The tin sold sometimes higher, and sometimes
lower, according to the quick vent and abundTO DAʼzzle. v. a. [See DAZE.]
ance, or the dead sale and scarcity. Carew. 1. To overpower with light; to hinder Nay, there's a time when even the rolling the action of the sight by sudden lustre.
year Fears use to be represented in such an ima
Seems to stand still : dead calms are in the ocean, ginary fashion, as they rather dazzle men's eyes
When not a breath disturbs the drousy main. than open them. Bacon.
Lee. How is it that some wits are interrupted;
They cannot bear the dead weight of unemThat now they dazzled are, now clearly see?
ployed time lying upon their hands, nor the un
Davies. easiness it is to do nothing at all. Locke. -. To strike or surprise with splendour.
6. Empty; vacant. Those heavenly shapes
This colour often carries the mind away: yes, Will dazzle now this earthly, with their blaze
it deceiveth the sense; and it seemeth to the eye Insufferably bright.
a shorter distance of way, if it be all dead and The places that have either shining sentiments
continaed, than if it have trees or buildings, or or manners, have no occasion for them: a daz- any other marks whereby the
eye may divide it
Bacon. zling expression rather damages them, and serves only to eclipse their beauty.
Nought but a blank remains; a dead void space; Ah, friend! to dazzle let the rain design;
A step of life, that promis'd such a race. Dryd. To raise the thought, or touch the heart, be 7. Useless; unprofitable.
Pope. The commodities of the kingdom they took, To be overpowered though they lay dead upon their hands for want of vent.
Bacon. with light; to lose the power of sight. Dazzle mine eyes? or do I see three suns?
Persuade a prince that he is irresistible, and he Shakspeare.
will take care not to let so glorious an attribute Come, boy, and go with me; thy sight is young,
lie dead and useless by him.
Addison. And you shall read when mine begins to dazzle. 8. Dull; gloomy; unemployed.
Sbakspeare. Travelling over Amanus, then covered with An overlight maketh the eyes dazzle, inso- deep snow, they came in the dead winter to much as perpetual looking against the sun would Aleppo.
Knolles. cause blindness.
Bacon, There is something unspeakably chearful in a
thine. DA'ZZLÉ. v. n.
spot of ground which is covered with troes, that membrane will certainly dead and damn the siniles amidst all the rigours of winter, and gives sound. us a view of the most gay season in the midst of This motion would be quickly fadered by that which is the most dead and melancholy. countermotions. Glanville': Skepsis Scintje z.
Addisor. We will not oppose any thing to them to 6 9. Still; obscure.
hard and stubborn, but by a soft answer Their fight was only deferred until they might their force by degrees.
Burnei's Tan cover their disorders by the dead darkness of the Our dreams are great instances of that act I night.
Hayward. which is natural to the human soul, and this 10. Having no resemblance of life.
is not in the power of sleep to deaden or abte. At a second sitting, though I alter not the
Spetata. draught, I must touch the saine features over
Anodynes are such things as rclar the tension again, and ch.inge the diad colouring of the
of the affected nervous fibres; or destruj whole.
particular scriinony which occasions thapata; 4. II. Obtuse ; dull; not sprightly: used of
what deauna the sensation of the brain, by pro sounds.
Arbutónu sa We took a bell of about two inches in diame
2. To make vapid, or spiritless. ter at the bottom, which was supported in the
The beer and the wine, as well within ore midst of the cavity of the receiver by a bent
as above, have not been palled or dead at 2. stick, in which, when it was closed up, the bell seemed to sound more dead than it did when just DEAD-DOING. participial ad;. [deadas before it sounded in the open air.
do.] Destructive; killing ; mischievous; 12. Dull; frigid; not animated ; not at- having the power to make dead. fecting.
Hold, o dear lord, your dead-doing hand! How cold and dear! does a prayer appear, that
Then loud he cried; I am your humble thra is composed in the most elegant forms of speech,
Soccer when it is not heightened by soleninity of phrase
They never care how many others from the sacred writings !
They kill, without regard of mothers, 13. Tasteless; vapid; spiritless: used of
Or wives, or children, so they can liquors.
Make up some fierce dead-doing man. HF.
DEAD-LIFT. 8. s. [dead and lift. Hupu. 14. Uninhabited. Somewhat is left under dead walls, and in dry
less exigence. ditches.
And have no power at all, nor shift, 15. Without the natural force or efficacy; De’adly. adi. [from dead.]
To help itself at a dead-lift. as, a dead fire. 16. Without the power of vegetation : as,
1. Destructive ; mortal; murderous.
She then on Romeo calls; as if thai narz, a dead bough.
Shot from the deadly level of a gun, 17. [In theology.] In the state of spiritual Did murther her.
Sealtex death, lying under the power of sin. Dry mourning will decay more deadly bring, You hath he quickened, who were dead in
As a north wind burns a top forward spring.
Ephesians. trespasses and sins.
Give sorrow vent, and let the sluices go
Das The DEAD. n. s. Dead men.
2. Mortal ; implacable. Jove saw from high, with just disdain,
The Numidians, in number infinite, are & Tbe dead inspir'd with vital life again. Dryden.
enemies unto the Turks. The ancient Romans generally buried their DE'ADLY. adv. dead near the great roads.
Addison. 1. In a manner resembling the dead. That the dead shall rise and live again is be- Like dumb statues, or unbreathing stoas, yond the discovery of reason, and is purely a Star'd each on other, and lock'd destinate matter of faith.
Locke. The tow'ring bard had sung, in nobler lays, Young Arcite heard, and up he ran with How the last trumpet wakes the lazy dead. Andask'd him whyhe lookd so deadly van? In
Smith. 2. Mortally. Dead.n. s. Time in which there is re.
I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he star markable stillness or gloom, as at mid
groan before him with the groastings of a
wounded man. winter and midnight. After this life, to hope for the favours of mer
3. Implacably; irreconcilably; destro cy then, is to expect an harvest in the dead of
South, 4. It is sometimes used in a ludicrous seis' In the dead of the night, when the men and only to enforce the signification of a their dogs were all fast asleep.
word. At length, in dead of night, the ghost appears
Mettled schoolboys, set to coff, Of her unhappy lord.
Will not confess that they have done earth To DEAD. v. n. (from the noun.] To Though deudly wears. lose force, of whatever kind.
Jehn had got an impression, that Last Iron, as soon as it is out of the fire, deadeth so deadly cunning a man, that he was ats straitways. Bacon's Natural History.
venture himself alone with him. T. DEAD.
DE'ADNESS. n. s. [from dead.)
1. Frigidity; want of warmth ; want. 1. To deprive of any kind of force or sen- ardour; want of affection. sation,
His grace removes the defect of ininte That the sound may be extinguished or deaded by taking off our natural deadses anu : 36 by discharging the pent air, before it cometh to
tion towards them. the mouth of the piece, and to the open air, is 2. Weakness of the vital powers; langzou not probable.
Bacon. faintness ; inactivity of the spirits It is requisite that the tympanum be tense, and Your gloomy eyes betray a dezbeest, hard stitiched, otherwise the laxness of that And inward languishing. D) dea L.CH
3. Vapidness of liquors ; loss of spirit.
Deadress or fatness in cyder is often occasioned by the too free admission of air into the vessels.
Mortimer. DE'ADNETTLE, 1, s. A weed; the same
with archangel. DEAD-RECKONING. n. s. (a sea term.]
That estimation or conjecture which the seamen make of the place where a ship is, by keeping an account. of her way by the log, by knowing the course they have steered by the compass, and by rectifying all with allowance for drift or lee-way; so that this reckoning is without any observation of the sun, moon, and stars, and is to be rectified as often as any good observation can be
Sbakspeare. The chief design here intended is to instruct such as are deaf and dumb, and dumb only by consequence of their want of hearing. Helder.
If any sins afflict our life
To make me deaf and mend my sight! Szvift. 2. It has to before the thing that ought to be heard.
I will be deaf to pleading and excuses;
main; Deaf to the call, or, hearing, hear in vain. Dry. Hope, too long with vain delusion ted, Deaf to the rumour of fallacious famie, Givesto the roll of death his glorious name. Pope. 3. Deprived of the power of hearing.
Deaf with he noise, I took my hasty Night: No mortal courage can support the fright. Dry. 1. Obscurely heard.
Nor silence is within, nor voice express,
The rest were seiz'd with sullen discontent,
Dryden. TO DEAF.
v. a. (from deaf.] To To DE'AFEN.) deprive of the power of bearing
Hearing hath deaf'd our sailors; and if they Know how to hear, there's none know what to say.
From shouting men, and horns, and dogs, he
ties, Deafend and stunn'd with their promiscuous cries.
Addison. DE'AFLY.adv. (from deaf.] 1. Without sense of sounds. 2. Obscurely to the ear. De'AFNESS. n. s. [froin deaf.] 1. Want of the power of hearing; want of sense of sounds.
Those who are deaf and dumb, are dumb by consequence from their deafness. Holder.
The Dunciad had never been writ, but at his request, and for his deafness; for, had he been able to converse with me, do you think I had amused my time so ill?
Pope. 2. Unwillingness to hear.
I found such a deafness, that no declaration from the bishops could take place. K. Charles, DEAL. n. s. [deel, Dutch.] 1. Part.
A great deal of that which had been, was now to be removed out of the church. Hooker. 2. Quantity ; degree of more or less. It
was formerly joined with different words, to limit its meaning; as, some deal, in some degree, to some amount: we now either say, a great deal, or a deal without an adjective; but this is commonly, if not always, ludicrous or contemptuous.
When men's affections do frame their opinions, they are in defence of errour more earnest, a great deal, than, for the most part, sound believers in the maintenance of truth, apprehending according to the nature of that evidence which scripture yieldeth.
Hooker. There is, indeed, store of matters, fitter and better a great deal for teachers to spend time and labour in.
Hoaker. To weep with them that weep doth ease some
deel; But sorrow flouted at is double death. Sbaksp.
What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in! In scattering compliments, and tendering visits. . Ben Jonson.
The charge some deal thee haply honour may, That noble Dudone had while here he liv'd.
Fairfax. Possibly some never so much as doubted of the safety of their spiritual estate; and, if so, they have so much the more reason, a great deal, to doubt of it.
Souih. The author, who knew that such a design as this could not be carried on without a great deal of artitice and sophistry, has puzzled and perplexed his cause.
Addison. 3. (from the verb To deal.] The art or practice of dealing cards.
How can the muse her aid impart,
The deal, the shuffle, and the cut? Swift. 4. [dey!, Dutch.] Fir-wood, or the wood of pines.
I have also found, that a piece of deal, far thicker than one would easily imagine, being purposely interposed betwixt my eye placed in a room, and the clearer daylight, was not only somewhnetransparent, bat appeared quite through a lovely ret.
Boyle on Colour's. To DEAL. v. a. (oleelen, Dutch. ] 1. To distribute; to dispose to different