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Opportunity I here have had

Undaunted Hotspur To try thee, sift thee, and confess have found Brings on his army, eager unto tight, thee

And plac'd the same before the king in sight. Proof against all temptation, as a rock

Dinid. Of adamant.

Milton. Æneas cast his wond'ring eyes around,
One would think that every member, who

And all the Tyrrhene army had in sight, embraces with vehemence the principles of Stretch'd on the spacious plain from leit to right. either of these parties, had thoroughly sifted

Dryden. and examined them, and was secretly convinced

I met Brutidius in a mortal fright; of their preference to those he rejects. Addison. He's dipe for certain, and plays least in sight. Si'FTER. n. s. [from sift.) He who sifts.

Dryden. Sig was used by the Saxons for victory; 3. Act of seeing or beholding ; view. Sigbert, famous for victory; Sig ward,

Nine things to sight required are ;

The pow'r to see, the light, the visible thing, victorious preserver ; Sigard, conquer Being not too small, too thin, too nigh, too far, ing temper : and almost in the same Clear space, and time, the form distinct to bring. sense are Nicocles, Nicomyachus, Ni

Davies, cander, Victor, Victorinus, Vincentius, Mine eye pursu'd him still, but under shade &c.

Gibson.
Lost sight of him.

Milton.

What form of death could him affright, TO SIGH. v. n. (rican, ricettan, Saxon ;

Who unconcern'd, with stedfast sight, suchten, Dutch.] To emit the breath Could view the surges mounting steep, audibly, as in grief.

And monsters rolling in the deep? Dryden. I lov'd the maid I married; never man

Having little knowledge of the circumstances Sigb'd cruer breath.

Sbakspeare. of those St. Paul writ to, it is not strange that 1 'll not be made a soft and dull-ey'd fool, many things lie concealed to us, which they who To shake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield were concerned in the letter understood at first To christian intercessors. Shakspeare.

sigbt.

Locke. He sigbed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why 4. Notice; knowledge. doth this generation seek after a sign? Mark. It was writ as a private letter to a person of

For the oppression of the poor, for the sigbing piety, upon an assurance that it should never of the needy, will I arise.

Psalms.

come to any one's sight but her own. Wake. Happier he,

5. Eye; instrument of seeing. Who seeks not pleasure through necessity,

From the depth of hell they lift their sight, Than such as once on slipp'ry thrones were And at a distance see superior light. Dryden.

placid, And, chasing, sigb to think themselves are

6. Aperture pervious tu the eye, or other chas'd.

Dryder.

point fixed to guide the eye : as, the The nymph too longs to be alone;

sights of a quadrant. Leaves all the swains, and sigbs for one. Prior. Their armed staves in charge, their beavers TO SIGH. v. a. To lament; to mourn.

down, Not in use.

Their eyes of fire sparkling through sights of

steel. Ages to come, and men unborn,

Sbakspeare. Shall bless her name, and sigb her fate. Prior.

7. Spectacle; show; thing to be seen.

Thus are my eyes still captive to one sight; S:GH. n. s. [from the verb.) A violent and

Thus all my thoughts are slaves to one thought audible emission of the breath which has

stili,

Sidney. been long retained, as in sadness.

Them seem'd they never saw a sight so fair Full often has my heart swoln with keeping Of fowls so lovely, that they sure did deem my sigbs imprisoned; full often have the tears

Them heavenly born.

Spenser, drove back from mine eyes turned back to drown my heart.

Sidney. But is a-weary of thy common sight, Love is a smoke rais'd with the fume of sighs; Save mine, which hath desir'd to see thee more. Being purg'd, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes.

Shakspeare

Moses said, I will turn aside and see this What a sigh is there! The heart is sorely sight, why the bush is not burnt. Exodus. charg'd.

Shakspeare: took a felucca at Naples to carry me to Laughing, if loud, ends in a deep sigh; and all Rome, that I might not run over the same sights pleasures have a sting in the tail, though they a secund time. carry beauty on the face.

Taylor. Not proud Olympus yields a nobler sigbt, In Venus' ternple, on the sides were seen Though gods assenbled grace histow'ring height, Issuing sigts, that smok'd along the wall. Dryd. Than what more humble mountains offer here, SIGHT. n. s. (geside, Saxon ; sicht, Where, in their blessings, all those gods appear. gesicht, Dutch.)

Popes

Before you pass th' imaginary sigbts 1. Perception by the eye; the sense of

Of lords, and earls, and dukes, and garter'd seeing.

knights, If bees go farth right to a place, they must While the spread fan o'ershades your closing needs have sigbt.

Bacon.

eyes, O loss of sigbi, of thee I most complain!

Then give one flirt, and all the vision flies. Pope. Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, decrepit age! Milton. Sı'GHTED. adj. [from sight.] Seeing in

Things irr;isible to mortal siyki. Milton. a particular manner. It is used only 'Tis still the same, although their airy shape

in composition, as quicksighted, shortAll but a quick poetick siçkt escape. Denbam.

sighted. My eyes are somewhai Jinish grown;

As they might, to avoid the weather, pull the For nature, always in the righe,

joints of the coach up close, so they might put To your decays adapts my sight. Swift.

each end down, and remain as discovered and 2. Open view; a situation in which no.

open sigbied as on horseback.

Sidney. thing obstructs the eye.

The king was very quick sigbted in discerning

Not an eye

Shah speare.

great

Addison

ness,

ruin.

difficulties, and raising objections, and very slow There stay until the twelve Clestial signs in mastering them.

Glarendon. Have brought about their annual reckoning. SIGHTFULNESS. n. s. [from sight and

Sharspeare. fill.) Perspicuity; clearness of sight.

Now did the sign reign, and the constellation Not in use.

was come, under which Perkin should appear.

Bacon. But still, although we fail of perfect rightful

After ev'ry foe subdu'd, the sun Seek we to tame these childish superfluities;

'Thrice through the signs his annual race shall

Dryden. Let us not wink, though void of purest sighiful 6. Note or token given without words. Sidney.

Lute. Si'ghtless, adj. [from sight.]

They made signs to his father.

7. Mark of distinction; cognizance. 1. Wanting sight; blind.

The ensign of Niessiah blaz'd,
The latent tracts, the giddy heights, explore
Of all who blindly creep or sigltless soar. Pope. 8. Typical representation ; symhol.

Aloft by angels borne, his sign in heaven. Milt. 2. Not sightly ; offensive to the eye ; un The holy symbols or signs are not barely sige pleasing to look at.

nificative; but what they represent is as çerFuil of unpleasing blots and sightless stains,

tainly delivered to us as the symbols themselves. Patch'd with foul moles, and eye-offending

Bi erewood. marks.

Sbakspeare.

9.

A subscription of one's name : as, a SI'ghtly. adj. [from sight.] Pleasing to

sign manual. the eye ; striking to the view.

TO SIGN. v. a. [signe, Latin.] It lies as sightly on the back of him,

1. To mark. As great Alcides shews upon an ass. Sbalspeare. You sign your place and calling in full seeming

Their having two eyes and two ears so placed, Witb meekness and humility, but your heart is more sigbtly and useful.

More. Is cramm'd with arrogancy. Shakspeare. · A great many brave sightly horses were brought out, and only one plain nag that made

2. (signer, Fr.] To ratify by hand or seal. sport.

Be pleas’d to sign these papers: they are all
L'Estrange.
Of great concern.

Dryden. We have thirty members, the most sibily of all her majesty's subjects; we elected a president

3. To betoken ; to signify; to represent by his height.

desison. typically. Sigul.n. s. [sigillum, Lat.] Seal; signa

The sacraments and symbols are just such as

they seem ; but because they are made to be ture. Sorceries to raise th' infernal pow'rs,

signs of a secret mystery, they receive the names of what themselves do sign.

Taylor. And sigits fram'd in planetary hours. Dryden. SIGN, n. s. [signe, Fr. signum, Lat.]

SIGNAL. n. s. [signol, Fr. semnale, Span.) 1. A token of any thing ; that by which

Notice given by a sign; a sign that gives

notice. any thing is shown.

The weary sun hath made a golden set, Signs must resemble the things they signify.

Hooker.

And, by the bright track of his tiery car,

Gives signal of a goodly day to-morrow. Shaks. Signs for communication may be contrived from any variety of objects of one kind arper

Scarce the dawning day began to spring, taining to either sense.

As, at a signal giv'n, the streets with clamours Holder. ring.

Dryden. To express the passions which are seated in the heart by outward signs, is one great precept

SIGNAL. adj. [signal, Fr.] Eminent; meof the painters, and very difficult to perform.

morable; remarkable.

Dryden. He was esteemed more by the parliament, for When any one uses any term, he may have the signal acts of cruelty committed upon the in his mind a determined idea which he makes

Irish.

Clarendon. it the sign of, and to which he should keep it

The Tha:nes frozen twice in one year, so as steadily annexed.

Locke. men to walk on it, is a very signal accident. 2. A wonder; a miracle; a prodigy.

Sziji. If they will not hearken to the voice of the SIGNA’LITY. n. s. [from signal.] Quality first sign, they will not believe the latter sign. of something remarkable or memorable.

Excuus. Of the ways whereby they enquired and deCompell’d by signs and judgments dire. Milt. termined its sigality, the first was natural, 3. A picture, or token, bung at a door, to arising from physical causes.

Brown. give notice what is sold within.

It seems a signality in providence, in erecting I found my miss, struck hands, and pray'd hiin

your society in such a juncture of dangerous hu

Glanville. tell, To hold acquaintance still, where he did dwell;

To Si'GNALIZE. v. a. [signaler, Fr.] To He barely nam’d the street, promis'd the wine,

make eminent; to make remarkable. But his kind wife gave me the very siya. Done. Many, who have endeavoured to signalize Underneath an ale house' paitry sign. Sbaksp.

themselves by works of this nature, plainly disTrue sorrow's like to wine,

cover that they are not acquainted with arts and That which is good does never need a sign. Suckl. sciences.

Addison, Wit and fancy are not employed in any orie

Some one eminent spirit, having signalized his article so much as that of contriving signs to

valour and fortune in defence of his country, or hang over houses,

Steift. by popular arts at home, becomes to have great 4. A monument; a memorial.

influence on the people.

Swift. An outward and visible sign of an inward and SIGNALLY. adv. [from signal.] Einispiritual grace.

Common Prayer, nently ; remarkably ; memorably. The fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, Persons signally and eminently obliged, yet and they became a sign.

Vumbers. missing of the utinost of their grecdy designs in 5. A constellation in the zodiack.

swallowing both güts and giver tvo, instead of

mours.

thanks for received kindnesses, have betook The clearness of conception and expression,

themselves to barbarous threatenings. Soutb. the boldness maintained to majesty, the sigritie Șigna'rion. n. sa [from signo, Latin.] cancy and sound of words, not strained into bomSign given ; act of betokening.

bast, must escape our transient view upon the theatre.

Drydee. A horseshoe Baptista Porta hath thought too low a signation, he raised unto a lunary repre

As far as this duty will admit of privacy, out sentation,

Brown.

Saviour hath enjoined it in terms of particular significancy and force.

Alterburr. SI'GNATURE. 1. s. [signature, Fr. signa

I have been admiring the wonderful significancy tura, from signo, Latin.]

of that word persecution, and what various 101. A sign or mark impressed upon any terpretations it hath acquired.

Swifi. thing ; a stamp; a mark.

3. Importance ; moment ; consequence. The brain being well furnished with various How fatal would such a distinction have proved traces, signatures, and images, will have a rich in former reigns, when many a circumstance of treasure always ready to be offered to the soul. less si nificancy has been construed into an overt Watts. act of high treason.

Addison. That natural and ind lible signature of God, SIGNI'FICANT. adj. [significant, Fr. which human souls, in their tirst origin, are supposed to be stampt with, we have wo need of in significans, Latin.] disputes against atheisni.

Bentley

1. Expressive of something beyond the exVulgar parents cannot stamp their race ternal mark. With signatures of such majestick grace. Pope. Since you are tongue-tied, and so loth to speak, 2. A mark npon any matter, particularly In dumb signifiants proclaim your thoughts. upon plants, by which their nature or

Sbakspeare. medicinal use is pointed out.

2. Betokening; standing as a sign of someAll bodies work by the communication of thing tbeir nature, or by the impression and signatures

It was well said of Plotinus, that the stars were of their motions: the diffusion of species visible significant, but not efficient.

Raleigh. seemeth to participate more of the former, and

3. Expressive or representative in an einithe species audible of the latter. Bacon. Some plants bear a very evident signature of

nent degree ; forcible to impress the intheir nature and use.

More.

tended meaning: Seek out for plants and signatures,

Whereas it may be cbjected, that to add to To quack of universal cures. Hudibras.

religious duties such rites and ceremonies as are Herbs are described by marks and signatures,

significant, is to institute new-sacraments. Hooter. so far as to distinguish them from one another.

Common life is full of this kind of signifcant

Baker. expressions, by knocking, beckoning, frowning, 3. Proof drawn from marks.

and pointing; and dumb persons are sagacious in the use of them.

Holder. The most despicable pieces of decayed nature are curiously wrought with eminent signatures

The Romans joined both devices, to make the of divine wisdom.

Glanville.

emblem che more significant; as, indeed, they Some rely on certain marks and signatures of

could not too much extol the learning and miilitheir election, and others on their belonging to

tary virtues of this emperor.

Addison some particular church or sect. Rogers. 4. Important; momentous. A low word. 4. [among printers.) Some letter or figure SIGNIFICANTLY.adv.[from significant.] to distinguish different sheets.

With force of expression. SI'ONA TURIST, n. s. [from signature.] Christianity is known in scripture by no name One who holds the doctrine of signa

so significantly as by the simplicity of the gospel.

South. tures. Little used.

Signaturists seldom omit what the ancients SIGNIFICATION. n. s. [signification, fr. delivered, drawing unto inference received dis significatio, Lat. from signify.] tinctions.

Brown.

1. The act of making known by signs. SI’GNER. 1. s. [from sign.] One that signs.

A lye is properly a species of injustice, and a Si'GNET, 11. s. [signette, Fr.] A scal com violation of the right of that person to whom the

monly used for the seal manual of a false speech is directed; for all speaking, or sige king.

nification of one's mind, implies an act or adI've been bold dress of one man to another.

Sovib. To them to use your signet and your name. Shak. 2. Meaning expressed by a sign or word.

Here is the hand and seal of the duke: you An adjective requireth another word to be know the character, I doubt not, and the signet. joined with him, to shew his signification. Sbakspeare.

Accidence. Give thy signet, bracelets, and staff. Genesis. Brute animals make divers motions to have He delivered liim his private signet. Knolles. several significations, to call, warn, cherish, and Proof of my life my royal signet made. Dryd. threaten.

Holder. The impression of a signet ring. Aylife. SIGNI’FICATIVE. adj. [significatif, Fr. SIGNIFICANCE.? n. s. [from signify.]

from signify.]

1. Betokening by an external sign. 1. Power of signifying; meaning,

The holy symbols or signs are not barely sigo Speaking is a sensible expression of the notions

nificative, but what by divine institution they reof the mind by discriminations of utterance of present and testify unto our souls is truly and voice, used as signs, having by consent several certainly delivered unto us. Brerewood. determinate significancies..

Holder.

2. Forcible ; strongly expressive. libe declares the intends it for the honour of

Neither in the degrees of kindred they were another, he takes away by his words the significance of his action.

destitute of significative words; for whom we Stilling fleet.

call grandfather, they called ealdfader; whom 2. Force ; energy; power of impressing we call greatgrandfather, they called thirdafader. the mind.

Camden.

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cease,

SIGNI’FICATORY. n. s. [from signify.] SIGNPOST. n. s. [sign and post.] That That which signifies or betokens.

upon which a sign hangs. Here is a double significatory of the spirit, a He should share with thein in the preserving word and a sign.

Taylor.
A shed or signpost.

Ben Jonson. T. SIGNIFY. v. a. [signifier, Fr. significo,

Inis noble invention of our author's hath Lat.]

been copied by so many signpost dawbers, that 1. To declare by some token or sign; some

now 't is grown fulsome, rather by their want of

skill than by the commonness. Dryden. times simply to declare. Stephano, signify

Sixer, adj. and adr. See SICKER. The Within the house your mistress is at hand.

old word for sure, or surely. Spenser.

Shakespeare. Si'KERNESS.n. s. [from siker.) Sureness; The maid from that ill omen turn'd her eyes, safety. Nor knew what signified the boding sign,

SILENCE, n. s. (silence, Fr. silenrium, But found the pow'r's displeas’d. Dryden. Those parts of nature, into which the chaos

Latin.] was divided, they signified by dark and obscure 1. The state of holding peace ; forbearnames; as the nighe, Tartarus, and Oceanus.

ance of speech.

Buruct. Unto me men gave ear, aud waited and kept 2. To mean ; to express.

silence at my counsel.

Fob. Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, authority over the inan, but to be in silencs. And chen is heard no more! It is a tale

1 Timctbg. Told by an idcot, full of sound and fury,

First to himself he inward silence broke. Mil. Signifying nothing !

Sbakspeare,

Speech subenissively withdraws By scripture, antiquity, and all ecclesiastical From rights of subjects, and the poor man's writers, it is constantly appropriated to Saturday,

calise ; the day of the Jews sabbath, and but of late Then pompous silence reigns, and stills the r:visy years used to sigrify the Lord's day. Nelson,

laws.

Popće 3. To import; to weigh. This is seldom Here all their rage and ev’n their murmurs used but interrogatively, what signifies?

And sacred silcace reigns, and universal peace. or with much, little, or nothing.

Pope. Though he that sins frequently, and repents frequently, gives reason to believe his repent

2. Habitual taciturnity; not loquacity. ances before God signify nothing, yet that is no

I think the best grace of wit will shortly turn thing to us.

Taylor.

into silenie, and discourse grow commendable in

none but parrots. W bat signifies the splendour of courts, con

Sbakspeare. sidering the slavish attendances that go along 3. Secrecy. with it?

L'Estrenge. 4. Stillness ; not noise. He hath one way more, which, although it Hail happy groves! calm and secure retreat signify little to men of sober reason, yet unhapa Of sacred silence, rest's eternal seat! Roscommon. piny tits the suspicious humour of men, that go 5. Not mention ; oblivion ; obscurity. vernors have a design to impose. Tillotser, Nameless in dark oblivion let them dwell;

If the first of these fail, the power of Adam, For strength from truth divided, and from just, Were it never su great, will signify nothing to the Tilaudable, nought merits but dispraise present societies in the world.

Locke.

And ignominy ; yet to glory aspires, W hat signifies the people's consent in making Vain-glorious, and through infamy seeks fame; and repealing laws, if the person who administers Therefore eternal silence be their doom. Mili. hath no tie?

Swift.

Thus fame shall be achiev'd, 4. To make known; to declare.

And what most merits fame in silence hid, Mili. I'll to the king, and signify to him

SI'LENCE, interj. An authoritative reThat thus I have resign' to you my charge. straint of speech.

Shaksfcare. Sir, have pity; I'll be his surety.-
He sent and signified it by his angel unto John.

--Silence! one word more
Revelations.

Shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. The government should signify to the pro

Sbakspeare. testants of Ireland, that want of silver is not to

To Si'LENCE. v. a. (from the noun.] be remedied.

Swift. TO SIGNIFY. V. n. To express meaning

1. To oblige to hold peace; to forbid to with force. If the words be but comely and signifying, and

We must suggest the people, that to 's pow'r

He would have made them mules, silenc'd their the sense gentle, there is juice; bui where that wanteth, the language is thin.

Ben Jonsoni.

pleaders, and Dispropertied their freedonis.

Sbrikspeare. SI'GNIORY. N. s. (seignoria, Italian.]

The ambassador is silenc'it.

Sbukspeare 1. Lordship; dominion.

Silence that dreadful bell, it frights the isle
At that time
From her propriety.

Sbukspeare. Through all the signiories it was the first,

This passed as an oracle, and silenced those And Prospero the prime duke. Sbakspeare. that moved the question.

Bacon. The earls, their ticles, and their signiories, Thus could not the mouths of worthy martyrs They must restore again.

Daniel,

be silenced, who being opposed unto wolves, gave My brave progenitors, by valour, zeal,

loud expressions of their faith, and were heard Gain'd those high honours, princely signiories, as high as heaven.

Brown. And proud prerogatives.

West. This would silence all further opposition. 2. It is used by Shakspeare for seniority.

Clarendon If ancient sorrow be most reverent,

Since in dark sorrow I my days did spend Gire mine the benefit of signiory,

I could not silence my complaints. Denham. And let my gilfs frown on the upper hand.

Had they duly considered the extent of inRichard III, fuite knowledge and power, these would have

speak.

silk;

placed their scruples, and they had adored the seed-vessel, husk, cod, or shell, of such anazing mystery.

Rogers.
If it please him altogether to silence me, so

plants as are of the pulse kind. Dict. that I shall not only speak with difficulty,'but Sı'LIQUOSE. Į adj. [from siliqua, Latin.] wholly be diabled to open my mouth, to any SI'LIQUOUS.) Having a pod or caparticulate utterance; yet I hope he will give

sula. me grace, even in my thoughts, to praise him. All the tetrapetalous siliquose plants are alkaWake. lescent.

drbuthnot, 2. To still.

SILK. n. s. (reolc, Sax.] These dying lovers, and their floating sons, 1. The thread of the worm that turns Suspend the fighi, and silence all our guns, afterward to a butterfly.

Waller.

The worms were hallow'd that did breed the The thund'rer spoke, nor durst che queen reply;

And it was dy'd in mummy, which the skilful A reverend horror silenc'd all the sky, Pope.

Conserv'd of maidens hearts. Sbakspeare. SI'LENT. adj. (silens, Lat.]

2. The stuff made of the worms:hreid. I. Not spearing; mute.

Let not the creaking of shoes, or rustling of O my God, I cry in the day time, and in the silts, betray thy poor heart to woman. Shiko. night season I am not silent.

Psalms. He caused the shore to be covered with Persian Silent, and in face silk for him to tread upon.

Kroll.se Confounded, long they sat as stricken mute. Without the worm, in Persian silks we shine. Milton,

Waller. 2. Not talkative ; not foquacious. SI'lken. adj. [from silk.]

Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and 1. Made of silk. most silent of men; he knew that a word spoken Men counsel and give comfort to that grief never wrought so much good as a word con Which they themselves not tel; bittain: it, cealed.

Broome.

Their counsel turns to passion, vilici bcfue 3. Still; having no noise.

Would give preceptial medicine to rage, Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night, Fetter strong madness in a silkea thread, The tiine of night when Troy was set on fire, Charm ach with air, and agoay with words. The time when screech-owls cry, and ban-dogs

Séanks, earta how!.

Shakspears.

Now will we revel it
Now is the pleasant time,

With silken coars, and caps, and golden rings. The cool, the silent, save where silence yields

Sbiksweare, Toshe night-warbling bird.

Milton.

She weeps, and words address' scen tears 4. Wanting efficacy. I think a hebraism.

dissolv'd, Second and instrumental causes, together with Wetting the borders of her ilkın veil. Wilt, nature itself, without that operative faculty 2. Sofr ; tundir. which God gave them, would become silent, Full many a lady fair, in court full oft virtueless, and dead.

Raleigh. Beholding them, him secretly en ide, The sun to me is dark,

And wish'd that two such funs, so silken soft, And silent as the moon,

And golden fair, her love would her provide. When she deserts the night,

Sponser. Hid in her vacant interlunar cave.. Milton,

All the youth of England are on fire, s. Not mentioning.

And silken dalhance in the wardiche lies. Sbak. This new created world, whereof in hell

For then the hills with pleasing shades are Fame is not silent.

Milton,

crowni'd, SILENTLY. adv. (from silent.]

And sleeps are sweeter on the silken ground. 1. Without speech.

Dryden. When with one three nations join to fight,

Dress up virtue in all the beauties of oratory, They silently confess that one more brave. Dryd.

and you will find the wild passions of men too For me they bcg; each silently

violent to be restrained by such mild and silden Demands thy grace, and seems to watch thy eye.

language.

Watts. Dryden. 3. Dressed in silk. 2. Without noise.

Shall a beardless boy,

A cocker’d, silkon wanton, brave our fields,
You to a certain victory are led ;
Your men ull arm'd stand silently within. Dryd.

And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil, 3. Without inention.

Mocking the air with colours idly spread,

And find no check? The difficulties remain still, till he can show

Sbakspeare. who is meant by right heir, in all those cascs SILKMERCER. n. s. [silk and mercer.) A where the present possessor hath no son: this dealer in silk. be silently passes over.

Laike.

SUKWE A'VER. n. s. [silk and weaver.] Silicio L's.adj. [from cilicium: it should One whose trade is to weave silken

be therefore written cilicious.] Made of manufactures. hair.

True English hate your monsieurs paltry arts; The silicious and hairy vests of the strictest For you are all silk-wiavers in your hearts. Order: of friars, derive their institution from St.

Dryden. Brown, The Chinese are ingenious silk-zveavers. SILICULOSE. adj. (silicula, Lat.] Husky,

Dict. Si'lKWORM. n. s. [silk and worm.] The SILI'GINOSE. adj.[siliginosus, Lat.] Made worm that spins silk. of fine wheat.

Dict.

Grasshoppers eat up the green of whole counSILIUA. n. 5. (Latin.]

tries, and silk-worms devour leaves swiftly.

Bacon. 1. With gold finers.] A carat of which Broad were the banners, and of snowy hue, six make a scruple.

A purer web the silk-zvorm never drew. Dryd. 2. With botanists : silique, Fr.] The Si'lky. adj. froin silk.]

Joan and Elias.

full of hucks.

Watts,

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