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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By grisly Pluto he doth swear, He rent his clothes, and tore his hair, And as he
runneth here and there, An acorn cup he greeteth; Which soon he taketh by the
stalk, About his head he lets it walk, Nor doth he any creature balk,
Something laid on the bed, to raise and support the head ; commonly a bag filled
with down or feathers. Perhaps some cold bank is her bolster now, Or 'gainst the
rugged bark of some broad clim Leans her unpillow'd head. Milton. This arm ...
I have made careful search on all hands, and canvassed the matter with all
possible diligence. - - Woodward. 2. To debate; to discuss. The curs discovered a
raw hide in the bottom of a river, and laid their heads together how to come at it;
The head; the top of anything ; any thing rising to a head : as, a cop, vulgarly cock
, of hay ; a coh-castle, properly copcastle, a small castle or house on a hill ; a cab
of cherry-stones, for cop, a pile of stones one laid upon another; a tuft on the ...
Military Did. Cro'w keep ER. n.s.. [crow and keep. A Scarecrow. - That fellow
handles his bow like aero-ton. Skakort. CROWN. n. 4. [couronne, Fr. krzo, Dutch ;
corona, Latin.] 1. The ornament of the head which do. notes imperial and regal ...
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Republished as a facsimile for the 1985 bicentenary of Samuel Johnson's birth. This is a copy of the first great dictionary of the English language, 1755. The genius comes alive in pithy, turbulent ... Прочетете пълната рецензия