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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Milton. 2. A nod of command. Neither the lusty kind shewed any roughness, nor
the easier any idleness; but still like a wellobeyed master, whose beck is enough
for discipline. Sidney. Then forthwith to him takes a chosen ban Of spirits, likest to
Milton. Here ours spreads her fruitful sweetness round, - Breathes on the air, and
brood, upon the ground. - Dryden. 2. To cover chickens under the wing. Exaired
hence, and drunk with secret joy, Their young succession all their cares employ;
Milton. To CIRCUMDU/CT. v. a. [circumduct, Lat.] To contravene; to nullify: a term
of civil law. Acts of judicature may be cancelled and cirzumducted by the will and
direction of the judge; as also by the consent of the parties litigant, before the ...
Milton. At ev'ry close she made, th' attending throng Replied, and bore the burden
of the song. Dryd. 7. A conclusion or end. peedy death, The close of all my
miseries, and the balm. Milton. Thro' Syria, Persia, Greece, she goes; And takes
Milton's Paradio Lost. He, with a crew, whom like ambition joins With him, or
under him to tyrannize, - Marching from Eden tow'rds the west, shall find The
plain. Milton's Paradio Lost. The last was he, whose thunder slew The Titan race,
a rebel ...
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