A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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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 ...
CHA Pr. CHA'PPE D. Like a table upon which you may run your finger without
rubs, and your nail cannot find a joint; not horrid, rough, wrinkled, gaping, or
chapt. Ben jonson. Cooling ointment made, Which on their sun-burnt cheeksand
Hayward. I'll make the very green cloth to look blue. Ben jonson. 5. Dress;
raiment. I'll ne'er distrust my God for cloth and bread, While lilies flourish, and the
raven's fed. Quarles. 6. Cloth, taken absolutely, commonly means a texture of
Ben jonson. Cock, in composition, signifies small or little. - Cock A'd e. m. s. [from
cock.] A ribband worn in the hat. Co'ck At Rice. n.s.[from cock, and atten, Sax. a
serpent.] A serpent supposed to rise from a cock's egg. They will kill one another
Ben jonson. It is strange how the ancients took up experiments upon credit, and
yet did build great matters upon them: the observation of some of the best of them
, delivered confidently, is, that a vessel filled with ashes will receive the like ...
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