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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Hudibrar. I saw a place, where the Rhone is so straitened between two rocks, that
a man may stand *tride upon both at once. Boyle. Astri'FERous. adj. [astrifer, Lat J
Bears ing or having stars. Dict. Astri'Gerous. adj. [astriger, Lat.] Carrying stars.
Hudibrar. 2. To see obscurely. What's here : the portrait of a *::::: ideo. Sha speare
. Sweet and lovely wall, Shew me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne.
Shakspeare's Midsumo'er Nigor's Dregon. His figure such as might his soul ...
Hudibrar. A blockhead rubs his thoughtless skull, And thanks his stars he was not
born a fool. Pope. Blo'ck H E A DE D. adj. [from blockhead.] Stupid ; dull. - Says a
blockheaded boy, these are villainous creatures. L'Estrange. Blo'ck is H. adj.
Hudibrar. BRUSH. n.s.. [brosse, Fr. from bruscus, Lat.] - - 1. An instrument to
clean any thing, by rubbing off the dirt or soil. ... Hudibrar. To BR Us H. v. a. [from
the noun.] 1. To sweep or rub with a brush. If he be not in love with some woman,
Hudibrar. He softens the harsh rigour of the laws, Blunts their keen edge, and
grinds their harp claws. Garth. 2. ... But we must claw ourselves with shameful
And heathen stripes,by their example. Hudibrar. They for their own opinions ...
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