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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Boyle. Sal volatile oleosum will coagulate the serum wn account of the alcohol, or
rectified spirit which it contains. Alcoholization. n.s.. [from alcoholize.] The act of
alcoholizing or rectifying spirits; or of reducing bodies to an impalpable powder.
Vegetablesare proper enoughtorepair animals, as being near of the same
specifick gravity with the animal juices, and as consisting of the same Parts with
animal substances, spirit, water, salt, oil, earth; all which are contained in the sap
Woodward. As!/A MIRABILIS. [Latin.] The wonderful water, is prepared of cloves,
galangals, cubebs, mace, cardamomums, nutmegs, ginger, and spirit of wine,
digested twenty-four hours, then dis tilled. AQUA REGIA, or AQUA REGALIS, [
Angling was, after tedious study, a rest to his mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a
diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts. Walton. Saffron is the ... A
merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is
A spirit, generally an evil spirit ; so devil. I felt him strike, and now I see him fly:
Curs. ... De Mo'N 1 Ack. n.s.. [from the adjective.] One possessed by the devil; one
whose mind is disturbed and agitated by the power of wicked and unclean spirits.
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