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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It is sometimes taken for a Turkish punishment, of beating an offender on the
soles of his feet. ... This word seems to have given rise to a great number of
words in many languages; as, battre, Fr. to beat ; baton, battle, beat, Aarty, and
A square piece of wood, with a handle, used in beating linen when taken out of
the buck. I remember the kissing of her batlet, and the cow's dugs that her pretty
chopt hands had milked. Shakspeare. BAT o'o N. m., J. [baston, or baton, ...
v. a. pret. beat ; part. Pass. &al, or beaten. [battre, French.) 1.To strike; to knock; to
lay blows upon. . - so fight I, not as one that beateth the air. w 1 Corinthians. He
rav'd with all the madness of despair;. He roard, he bout his breast, he tore his ...
To beat down. To sink or lessen the value. Usury Feat, dozen the price of land: for
the rmployment of money is chiefly ... To beat up. To attack suddenly; to alarm.
They lay in that quiet posture, without mak?ng the least impression upon the ...
To beat with a stick. My lord, he speaks most vilely of you, like a foul-mouthed
man as ... Cudgel thy brains no more about it; for your dull ass will not mend his
pace with beating. Shakspeare's Hanlet. A good woman o to pass by, as a
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