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8. A pair ; a set; a suit. Of sorriest fancies your companions making, To SORT. v. a. [sortiri, Latin; assortire, Using those thoughts which should indeed have died

Italian.] With them they think on. Sbakspeare.

1. To separate into distinct and proper If the union of the parts consist only in rest,

classes. it would seem that a bag of dust would be of as I come to thee for charitable licence, firm a consistence as that of marble; and Buja To sort our nobles from our common men. zet's cage had been but a sorry prison. Glang.

Shakspeare. Coarse complexions,

A piece of cloth made of white and black And checks of sorry grain, will serve to ply threads, though the whole appear neither white The sampler, and to reize the house wife's wool. nor black, but grey, yet each remains what it

Milton. was before, if the threads were pulled asunder, How vain were all the ensigns of his power, and sorted each colour by itself.

Boyle. that could not support him against one slighting

Shell-fish have been, by some of the ancients, look of a sorry slave!

L'Estrange. compared and sorted with the insects. Bacon. If this innocent had any relation to his The With this desire, she hath a native might bais, the poet might have found some sorry ex To find out ev'ry truth, if she had time; cuse for detaining the reader. Dryden. Th'innumerable effects to sort aright,

If such a slight and sorry business as that could And by degrees from cause to cause to climb. produce one organical body, one might reason

Davies. ably expect, that now and ihen a dead lump of The number of simple ideas, that make the dough might be leavened into an animal.

nominal essence of the lowest species, or first Bentley. sorting of individuals, depends on the mind of

Locker SORT. n. s. [sorte, French.]

The rays which differ in refrangibility may be 1. A kind; a species.

parted and sorted from one another; and that ei. Distigur’d more than spirit of happy sort. Milt. ther by refraction, or by refiexion. Newton.

A substantial and unaffected piety not only But grant that actions best discover man, gives a man a credit among the sober and virtu Take the most strong, and sort them as you can: ous, but even among the vicious sort of men. The few that glare, each character must mark:

Tillotson.

You balance not the many in the dark. Pope. These three sorts of poems should differ in their numbers, designs, and every thought.

2. To reduce to order from a state of con

Walsb. fusion. Endeavouring to make the signification of spe These they sorted into their several times and cifick names clear, they make their specitick places; some to begin the service of God with, ideas of the sorts of substances of a few of those and some to end; some to be interlaced between simple ideas found in them. Locke. the divine readings of the law and prophets.

Hooker. 2. A manner; a form of being or acting. Flowers, in such sort worn, can neither be

Let me not be light;

For a light wife doth make a heavy husband; smelt nor seen well by those that wear them.

And never be Bassanio so froni me;
Hooker.
But God sort all!

Sbakspeare.
That I may laugh at her in equal sort
As she doth laugh at me, and makes my pain 3. To conjoin; to put together in distri-

Spenser.

bution. To Adam in what sort shall I appear?' Milt. For, when she sorts things present with things 3. A degree of any quality.

past, I have written the more boldly unto you, in And thereby things to come doth oft foresee; some sort, as putting you in mind. Romans.

When she doth doubt at first, and chuse at last, I shall not be wholly without praise, if in some

These acts her own, without her body, be. sort I have copied his stile. Dryden.

Davies. 4. A class or order of persons.

The swain perceiving, by her words ill sorted, The one being a thing that belongeth gene

That she was wholly from herself transported.

Brown. rally unto all; the other, such as none but the wiser and more judicious sort can perform.

4. To cull; to choose ; to select.
Hooker.

Send his mother to his father's house,
I have bought

That he may sort her out a worthy spouse. Golden opinions from all sorts of people. Sbaks.

Cbapman. The tu st surt by their own suggestion fell.

To SORT. V. n.

Milton, 1. To be joined with others of the same Hospitality to the better sert, and charity to species. the pour; two virtues that are never exercised

Nor do metals only sort and herd with metals so well as when they accompany each other.

in the earth, and minerals with minerals; but Atterbury. both in common together..

Woodward. 5. A company; a knot of people.

2. To consort; to join. Mine eyes are full of scars : I cannot see; The illiberality of parents towards their childAnd yet salt water blinds them not so much,

ren, makes them base, and sort with any comBut they can see a sort of uraitors here. Sbuksp.

pany.

Bacon, . Waller. A sort of lusty shepherds strive.

3. To suit ; to fit. 6. Rank; condition above the vulgar.

A man cannot speak to a son but as a father; Is signior Muntanto returned from the wars?

whereas a friend may speak as the case requires, -I know none of chat name, lady; there was and not as it sortetb with the person. Bacon,

none such in the army of any sort. Sbakspeare. They are happy whose natures sort with their 7. [sort, French; sortes, Latin.] A lot. vocations.

Bacon. Out of use.

Among unequals, what society
Make a lott'ry,

Can sort, what harmony, or true delight?
And by decree let vločkish Ajax

Which must be mutual, in proportion due Draw thi sort to fight with Héctor. Shakspeare. Giv'n and receiv'd.

Milton

her sport.

The Creator calling forth by name,

A brutal sot, who, while she holds his head, His mighty an els, give them several charge, With drunken filth bedaubs the nuptial bed. As sorted best with present things. Milton.

Granoille. For diff'rent stiles with ditt'rent subjects sort, To Sot. v. a. To stupify; to besot; to As several garbs with country, town, and court. infatuate.

Pope.

I hate to see a brave bold fellow sotted, 4. (sortir, to issue, French.] To termin Made sour and senseless, turn’d to whey, by love; ate ; to issue.

A driveling hero, fit for a romance. Dryden. It sorted not to any fight, but to a retreat.

The potion

Bacon. . Turns his brain, and stupifies his mind; Princes cannot rather this fruit, except they The sotted moon-calf gapes.

Dryden. raise some persons to be companions; which

To SOT. v. n. To tipple to stupidity. miny tin.es sortetb to inconvenience. Bacon. 5. To have success; to terminate in the So’TTISH. adj. [from sot.]

1. Dull; stupid; senseless; infatuate; effect desired. The slips of their vines have been brought into

doltish. Spain, but they have not sorted to the same pur

All's but naught: pose as in their native country.

Abbot.

Patience is sottish, and impatience does It was tric' in a blown oladder, whereinto flesh

Become a dog that's mad. Shakspeare. and a Awer were put, aru it sorted not; for dry

Upon the report of bis approach, more than bladders will not blow, and new bladders further

half fell away and dispersed; the residue, being putrefaction.

Bacon.

more desperate or more sottish, did abide in the

field, of whom many were slain. 6. To fall out. (from sort, a lot, French.]

Hayward.

He gain'd a hing And so far am i glad it did so sort,

Ahaz his sortish conqueror.

Milton. As this their jangling 1 esteem a sport. Shaksp.

'T is sottish to offer at things that cannot be SO'RTiL adj. A word formed by Locke,

brought about.

L'Estranges but rot yet received.

The inhabitants of Soidania in Africk are so is things are ranked under names, into sorts sottish and grossly ignorant, that they differ very or species, ly as chcy agree to certain abstract little from brutes.

Wilkins. ideas, the essence of each sort comes to be no How ignorant are scttish pretenders to astrothing but that idea which the sortal, if I may so

logy!

Seift. call i fron sort, as I do general from genus, name 2. Dull with intemperance. stands for.

Locke.

SO'TTISAI. Y. adv. [from sottish.] StupidSO'RTANCE. n. s. [from sort.] Suitable

ly ; dully; senselessly. ness ; agreement.

Northumberland, settiskly mad with over great Here doth he wish his person, with such power fortune, procured the king, by his letters patent As might hold sortance with his quality,

under the great scal, to appoint the lady Jane to The which he could not levy. Sbakspeare. succeed him in the inheritance of the crown. SO'RTILEGE. n. s. [sprtilege, French; sor

Hayvard. tilegium, Latin.] The act or practice Atheism is impudent, in pretending to philoof drawing lots.

sophy; and superstition sottisbly ignorant, in SoʻR TMENT. 1. s. [from sort.)

fancying that the knowledge of nature tends to irreligion.

Cat Ti!!!, 1. The act of sorting ; distribution.

So sottisbly to lose the purest pleasures and 2. A parcel sorted or distributed.

comforts of this world, and forego the expecta. To Soss. v. n. (a cant word.] To sit tion of immortality in another; and so despe

lazily on a chair; to fall at once into a rately to run the risk of dwelling with everlastchair.

ing burnings, plainly discovers itself to be the The winter sky began to froun;

most pernicious folly and deplorable madness

in the world. Poor Stelia must pack off to town;

Bentley. From wholesome exercise and air

SO'TTISHNESS. 17. s. [from sottish.] To sossing in an easy chair.

Savift. 1. Dulness; stupidity; insensibility. Sot. n. s. (roz, Saxon ; sot, French ; sot,

Sometimes phlegm putrifies into sottishness, Dutch.]

soitisbness into an ignorance or neglect of all religion.

Holyday. 1. A blockhead; a dull, ignorant, stupid,

Few consider what a degree of cottishress and fellow; a dolt.

confirmed ignorance men may sin themselves Of the loyal service of his son

into.

South. When I inform'd him, then he call'd me sot,

The first part of the text, the folly and settisbAnd told me I had turn’d the wrong side out. ness of atheism, will come home to their casa;

Sbakspeare. since they make such a noisy pretence to wit Either our braggs

and sagacity:

Bentley. Were crackt of kitchen truils, or his description 2. Drunken stupidity. Prov'd us unspeaking sots. Sbakspeare. Soul-blinded sots, that creep

No sober temperate person can look with any

complacency upon the drunkenness and settisi'In dirt, and never saw the wonders of the deep.

ness of his neighbour.

South.

See Souse. Tell him that no history or antiquity can match his conduct; and presently the sot, be

SOVEREIGN adj. [souverain, Fr. sovrano, cause he knows neither history nor antiquity, Spanish.] shall begin to measure himself by himself, which 1. Supreme in power; having no supe. is the only sure way for him not to fall short.

viour. South,

As teaching bringeth us to know that God is 2. A wretch stupified by drinking.

our supreme truth; so prayer testifeth that we Every sign acknowledge him our sovereign good.

Hooker. That calls the staring sots to nasty wine. Roscom.

You, my sovereign lady,
A seriy ill-trei lord,

Causeless have laid disgraces on my head. That chides and snaps her up at every word;

Sbakspeare.

Drayton. SOUCE.. So

man.

serise.

None of us who now thy grace implore, SOUGH. n. s. [from sous, French.] A subBut held the rank of sovereign queen before;

terraneous drain. Till giddy chance, whose malice never bears

Yet could not such mines, without great pains That mortal bliss should last for length of years,

and charges, if at all, be wrought; the delfs Cast us down headlong from our high estate.

would be so flown with waters, it being impossiDryden.

ble to make any addits or sougis to drain them, Whether Esau, then, were a vassal to Jacob,

that no gins or machines could suifice to lay and and Jacob his sovereign prince by birthright, I

keep them dry.

Ray. leave the reader to judge.

Locke.

Another was found in sinking a sougb-pit. 2. Supremely efficacious; predominant

Woodward. over diseases.

Sought. The pret. and part. pass. of A memorial of fidelity and zeal, a sovereign seek. preservative of God's people from the venomous

I am sought of them that asked not for me: I infection of heresy.

Hooker.

am found of them that sought me not. Isaiah, The most sovereign prescription in Galen is

SOUL. 1. s. [rapel, Saxon; sael, Danish; but empirick; and, to this preservative, of no better report than a horse drench. Sbakspeare.

sual, Islandick'; siel, Dutch.) Love-wounded Protheus,

1. The immaterial and inmortal spirit of My bosom, as a bed, Shall lodge thee, till thy wound be throughly When death was overcome, he opened heaven heal'd,

as well to the believing Gentiles as Jews: heaAnd thus I search it with a sou’reign kiss. Shak. ven till then was no receptacle to the souls of A water we call water of par.idise, by that either.

Hooker. we do to it, is made very sovereign for health. Perhaps, for want of food, the soul may pine;

Bacon. But that were strange, since all things bad and Like the scum starv'd men did draw

good, From parboild shoes and boots, and all the rest Since all God's creatures, mortal and divine, Which were with any sovereign fatness blest. Since God himself, is her eternal bond. Davies.

Donne. He remembered them of the promises, seals, Be cool, my friend, and hear my muse dispense and oaths, which by publick authority had passSome sovereig": comforts drawn from common ed for concluding this marriage; that these, den

Dryden. ing religious bonds betwixt God and their souls, So'VEREIGN. n. s. Supreme lord.

could not by any politick act of state be dis 0, let my sovereign turn away his face,

solved.

Hayzard. And bid his ears a little while be deaf. Sbaksp. So natural is the knowledge of the soul's imBy my severeig, and his fate, i swear,

mortality, and of some ubi for the future recepe Renown'd for futh in peace, for force in war, tion of it, that we find some tract or other of it Oft our alliance other lands desir'd. Dryden.

in most barbarous nations.

Heylinte So'VEREINLY, adv. [from sovereign.] 2. Intellectual principle. Supremely ; in the highest degree.

Eloquence the soul, song charms the sense. He was somereignly lovely in himself. Boyle.

Milton,

The eyes of our souls only then begin to see, So'VEREIGNTY. ». s. [souverainté, Fr.] when our bodily eyes are closing. Law.

Supremacy; highest place; supreme 3. Vital principle. power; highest degree of excellence.

Thou almost mak'st mie waver in my faith,
Give me pardon,

To hold opinion with Pythagoras,
That I, your vassal, have employ'd and pain'd That souls of animals infuse themselves
Your unknown sovereignty.

Sbakspeare.
Into the trunks of men.

Shakspeare. Happy were England, would this virtuous Thou sun, of this great world both eye and prince

soul.

Milton. Take on his grace the sou'reignty thereof. Skak. Join voices, all ye living souls ! ye birds,

To give laws unto a people, to institute magi That singing up to heaven-gute ascend, strates and officers over them; to punish and Bear on your wings, and in your notes, his praise. pardon malefactors; to have the sole authority

Milton of making war and peace; are the true marks of In common discourse and writing we leave out sovereignty.

Davies. the words vegetative, sensitive, and rational; and A mighty hunter thence he shall be stild make the word soul serve for all these principles. Before the Lord; as in despite of heav'n,

Watis. Or from heav'n, claiming second sou’reigrity. 4. Spirit ; essence ; quintessence ; princi

Milton.

pal part. Nothing does so gratify a haughty humour, as

He has the very soul of bounty. Sbalsecare. this piece of usurped sovereignty over our bre

Charity, the soul of all the rest. Milton. thren.

Government of the Tongue.
Jove's own tree,

5. Interiour power, That holds the woods in awful sovereignty,

There is some soul of goodness in things evil,

Would men observingly distil it out. Shaksp. Requires a depth of lodging in the ground; High as his topmost boughs to heav'n ascend,

6. A familiar appellation expressing the So low his roots to hell's dominion tend. Dryd. qualities of the mind. I well foresee, whene'er thy suit ! I grant,

Three wenches where I stood, cry'd, That I my much-lov'd sou'reignty shall want, “ Alas, good soul!

Sbakspeare. And her new beauty may thy heart invade.

This is a poor mad soul; and she says, up and

Dryden. down the town, that her eldest son is like you. Let us above all things possess our souls with

Sbakspeare. awful apprehensions of the majesty and sove The poor soul sat singing by a sycamore tree, reignty of God.

Rogers. Sing all a green willow : Alexander's Grecian colonies in the ladies Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knec. were almost exterminated by Sandrocottus; Se

Sbakspeare. leucus recovered the sovereignty in some degree, Keep the poor soul no longer in suspense, but was forced to abandon to him the country Your charge is such as does not need defence. along the Indus. Ariuilinoi.

Dryden. .

Pope .

1Inerlarzed souls are disgusted with the trane

The rules are sound and useful, and may serve ders of the microscope, discovering animals which your devotion.

Wake. equal not a peppercorn.

Watts. 3. Stout; strong ; lusty. 7. Human being.

The men are very strong and able of body; The moral is the case of every soul of us. and thercfore either give sound strokes with

L'Estrange: their clubs wherewith they figlit, or else shoot It is a republiek; there are in it a hundred strong shots with their bows.

Albot. bourgeois, and about a thousand souls. Addison, 4. Valid ; not failing. My state of health none care to learn;

They reserved their titles, tenures, and signiMy life is here no soul's concern.

Strift.

ories, whole and sound to themselves. Spenser. 8. Active power.

5. Fast; beariy. It is applied to sleep. Earth, air, and seas, through empty space would New ifak'd from soundest sleep, rowl,

Seft on the tiaw'ry herb I found me laid And heav'n would fly before the driving soul. In baimy sweat.

Milton. Dryden. SOUND. adv. Soundly; heartily; com9. Spirit ; fire ; grandeur of mind.

pletely fast. that he wants caution, he must needs confess;

The messenger approaching to him spake, But not a soul, to gue our arms success. Young. But his waste words return'd to him in vain; jo. Intelligent being in general.

So sound he siept that nought might him awake. Fvery seul in heaven shall bend the knee. Milt.

Fairy Queen. SOU'LDIER. Sve SOLDIER.

SOUND.". s. [sonde, French.) A shallow SOU'LED, ods. [from soul.] Furnished

sea, such as may be sounded. with mind.

The Sound of Denmark, where ships pav toll. Griping, and still tenacious of thy heid,

Camden. Would'serhou the Grecian chiefs, though largely

Wake, soulid,

Behold I come, sent from the Stygian sound, Should give the prizes they had gain'd before? As a dire vapour that had cleft the ground,

Dryden. T'ingender with the night, and blast the day. SOU'LLESS. adj. [from soul.] Mean; low;

Ben Jonson. . spiritless.

Him young Theösa bore, the bright increase Slave, souliess villain, dog, O rarely hase!

Of Phorcys, dreaded in the sounds and seas.

Szuk. peure. SOU'LSHOT, 9, s. [soul and she:.] Some

SOUND.n. s. (sonde, French.] A probe, thing paid for a soul's requiem among

an instrument used by chirurgeons to the Romanists.

feel what is out of reach of the fingers. In the Saxon times there was a fumeral duty

The patient being laid on a table, pass the to be paid, cailed pecunia sepulcbralis (5 symbo

sound till it meet with some resistance. Sborp. lum anime, and in Saxon soulshot. Ayliffe. To SOUND. v. a.

1. To search with a plummet; to try SOUND. adj. [rund, Saxon.] 1. Healthy; hearty; not morbid; not

depth.

In this secret there is a gulf, which while we diseased; not hurt.

live we shall never sound,

Hooker. I am fall’n out with my more headier will,

You are, Hastings, much too shallow To take the indispos'd and sickly fit

To sound the bottom of the after-times. Sbaksp. For the sound man.

Skakspeare. He hath a heart as sound as a bell, and his

2. To try ; to examine. tongue is the clapper; for what his heart thinks,

Has he never before sounded you in this busi

ness? his tongue spealis.

Sbakspeare. He hath received him safe and sound. Luke.

Invites these lords, and those he meant to sound.

Daniel. We can preserve

I was in jest, Urhurt our minds, and understanding sound.

Milton.

And by that offer meant to sound your breast. The king visits all around,

Dryden. Comforts the sick, congratulates the sound;

I've sounded my Numidians, man by man, Honours the princely chiefs.

Addisor. Dryden.

And find 'em ripe for a revolt. But Canss, and the rest of sounder mind, To SOUND. V. n. To try with the soundThe futil present to the lanıcs design'd,

ing line. Or to the deep.

Dryden. The shipnien deemed that they drew near to When a word, which originally signifies any

some country, and sounded, and found it near particulat ehject, is attributed to several other

twenty fathoms.

Acts. chjects, on account of some evident reference

Beyond this we have no more a positive dior relation 10 the original idea, this is peculiarly

stinct notion of infinite space than a mariner has called an analogical word; so a sound or healthy

of the depth of the sea, where having let down pulser sound digestion, sound sleep, are all so

a large portion of his sounding line, be reaches Called, with refcrence to a sound and healthy

no bottom

Locke, constitution; but if you speak of sound doctrine,

SOUND. n. s. [sepia, Latin.] The cuttleor sound' speech, this is by way of resemblance to

fish.

Ainsworth. health, and the words are metaphorical. Watts. 2. Right; not erroneous; orthodox.

SOUND. n. s. [son, Fr. Sonus, Latin.) Whom although to know be life, and joy to 1. Any thing audible ; a poise; that which make mention of his name; yet our soundest is perceived by the ear. knowledge is to know that we know him not as Heaps of huge words uphoarded hideously indeed he is, neither can know him ; and our With horrid sound, though having little sense, satest eloquence concerning him is silence.

And thereby wanting due intelligence,

Hooker. Have marrd the face of goodly poesy, Let my heart he sourd in thy statutes. Psal. And made a monster of their fantasy. Spenser. C, and yet not uirial, Catechetick insti Come, sisters, cheer we up his sprights,

I wron. And shew the best of our delights;

Sbar speare;

tltlun.

Sbakspeare.

him.

I'll charm the air to give a sound,

SO'UNDING. adj. [from sound.) SonorWhile you perform your antick round. Shaksp.

ous; having a magnificent sound. Dash a stone against a stone in the bottom of

Obsolete words may then be revived, when the water, and it maketh a sound: so a long pole

more sounding or more significant than those in struck upon gravel, in the bottom of the water, maketh a sound.

practice.

Dryden. Bacon. The warlike sound of trumpets loud. Milton. So'UNDLY. adv. [from sound.] Whene'er he spoke, his voice was heard 1. Healthily; heartily. around,

2. Lustily ; stoutly; strongly. Loud as a trumpet with a silver sound. Dryden.

When Duncan is asleep, That which is conveyed into the brain by the Whereto the rather shall this hard dry's journey ear is called sound; though, till it affect the per

Soundly invite him. ceptive part, it be nothing but motion. Locke.

They did ply 2. Mere empty noise opposed to meaning. My feet and hands with cords, and to the mast

He contented himself with doubtful and ge With other halsers made me soundly fast. Chapin. neral terms, which might make no ill sound in Who had so often in your aid men's ears. Locke. So many ways been soundly paid.

Hudibras. Let us consider this proposition as to its

Have no concert, meaning; for it is the sense and not sound that Provided Punch, for there's the jest, must be the principle.

Locke. Be soundly maul'd, and plague the rest. Szuift. Olavish land! for sound at such expence?

Their nobility and gentry are one half ruined, But then, she sayes it in her bills for sense. banished, or converted: they all soundly feel the Young. smart of the last Irish war.

Swift. TO SOUND. V. n.

3. Truly ; rightly: 1. To make a noise ; to emit a noise.

The wisest are always the readiest to acknowTrumpet once more to sound at general doom.

ledge, that soundly to judge of a law is the

weightiest thing which any man can take upon Milton.

Hooker. That with one blast through the whole house

The doctrine of the church of England, exdoes bound, And first taught speaking-trumpets how to

pressed in the thirty-nine articles, is so soundly Sound.

Dryden.

and orthodoxly settled, as cannot be questioned Thither the silver sounding lyres

without extreme danger to our religion. Bacon. Shall call the smiling loves and young desires.

4. Fast ; closely : it is used of sleeping: Pope.

Now when that idle dream was to him brought, 2. To exhibit by sound, or likeness of

Unto that elfen knight he had him fly,

Where he slept soundly, void of evil thought. sound.

Fairy Queen. Why do you nrt, and seem to fear

When the succession of ideas ceases, our perThings that do sound so fair? Sladspeare. ception of duration ceases with it, which every They being told there was small hope of ease

one experiments whilst he sleeps soundly. Locke. To be expected to their evils from hence, Were willing at the first to give an ear SO'UNDNESS. n. s. [from sound.] To any thing that sounded liberty. Ben Jonson. 1. Health ; heartiness.

This relation sounds rather like a chymical I would I had that corporal soundness now, dream than a philosophical cruth. Wilkins. As when thy father and myself in friendship 3. To be conveyed in sound.

First tried our soldiership. Sbakspeare. From you sounded out the word of the Lord. 2. Truth ; rectitude; incorrupt state.

1 Thessalonians. In the end, very few excepted, all became To SOUND. v. ai

subject to the sway of time: other odds there 1. To cause to make a noise ; to play on.

was none anongst them, saving only that some And many nymphs about them flocking

fell sooner away, and some later, from the soundness of belief.

Hooker. round, And many tritons, which their horns did sound.

Lesly is misled in his politicks; but he hath Spenser.

given proof of his soundness in religion. Swift. Michael bid sound

As the health and strength, or weakness, of Th' archangel trumpet.

Milton.

our bodies, is very much owing to their methods Misenus lay; none so renown'd

of treating us when we were young; so the

soundness or folly of our minds is not less owing The warrior trumpet in the field to sound;

to those first tempers and ways of thinking, With breathing brass to kindle fierce alarms,

which we eagerly received from the love, tenAnd rouse to dare their fate in honourable arms.

Dryden.

derness, authority, and constant conversation, of our mothers.

Laτυ. 2. To betoken or direct by a sound. Once Jove from Ida did both hosts survey,

2. Strength; solidity.

This presupposed, it may stand then very And, when he pleas'd to thunder, part the fray; Here heav'n vain that kind retreat should

well with strength and soundness of reason, even thus to answer.

Hooker. sound, The louder cannon had the thunder drown'd. SOUP.

P. n. s. [soupe, Fr.] Strong decoction Waller.

of flesh for the table. 3. To celebrate by sound.

Spongy morells in strong ragouts are found, Sun, sound his praise.

Milton. And in the soup the slimy snail is drown'd. SO’UNDBOARD, n. s. [sound and board.)

Gay.

Let the cook daub the back of the footman's Board which propagates the sound in

new livery; or, when he is going up with a dish organs.

of soup, let her follow him softly with a ladleTry it' without any soundboard along, only full.

Stuijt. harpwise at one end of the string. Bacon. As in an organ, from one blasť of wind,

SOUR. adj. [run, runiy, Sax. sur, To many a row of pipes the soundboard breathes. Welsh.]

Milton. 1. Acid ; austere ; pungent on the palate

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