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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L'Estrange. To Bob. v. m. To play backward and forward; to play loosely against
any thing. - And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl, In very likeness of a roasted
crab; And when she drinks against her lips I bol, And on her wither'd dewlap pour
L'Estrange. Your birds of knowledge, that in dusky air Chatter futurity. lydon. 2.To
make a noise by collision of the teeth. Stood Theodore surplis'd in deadly fright,
With chatt'ring teeth, and bristling hair upright. Dryden. Dip but your toes into ...
L'Estrange. 2. The mouth of a man, used in coiltempt. He ne'er shook hands,
horbid farewel to him, Till he unseam'd him from the nape to th' chops.
Shakspeare. 3. The mouth of any thing in familiar language ; as of a river, of a
Who would have imagined that the stiff crossmess of a poor captive should ever
have had the power to make Haman's seat so uneasy to him 2 Estrange. They
help us to forget the crossness of men and things, compose our cares and our ...
L'Estrange. His surly officer ne'er fail'd to crack His knotty cudgel on his tougher
back. Dryd. This, if well reflected on, would make people more wary in the use of
the rod and the cudgel. * Locke. The wise Cornelius was convinced, that these, ...
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