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
In all these, and perhaps some others, it denote something firin and fixed. or
imply a more violent degree of motion, as throw, thruit, throng, throw, through,
threat, threaten, thrall, threer. M'r imply some sort of obliquity or distortion, as wry,
Nimble; ready; having the quality of being speedily put in motion ; active, * With
that he gave his able horse the head, And bending forward struck his agile heels
Against the panting sides of his poor jade, Up to the rowel head. hai-peare. e ...
Is a longer course of proceeding to recover the thing sued for than is needful.
Cowell. †o Ci'Rcuit. v. n. [from the noun..] To move circularly. Pining with
equinoctial heat, unless The cordial cup perpetual motion keep, Quick circuiting.
It is sufficient that we have the idea of the length of any regular periodical
appearances, which we can in our minds apply to duration, -zwith which the
motion or appearance never coexisted. s Locke. coexist EN ce. n.s.. [from coexist.
a great and sudden stretch or centortion. 0. ow can she acquire those hundred
groi. A and motions, and airs, the confortions of eve t muscular motion in the face
2 S: . CONTOUR. n.s. [French.] The outlin: the line by which any figure is defit: - or
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