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BULL-TROUT. n. s. A large kind of trout. in comes a crew of roaring bullies, with their
There is, in Northumberland, a trout called a

wenches, their dogs, and their bottles. bull-trout, of a much greater length and big ness

L'Estrange. than any in these southern parts. Walton.

'Tis so ridic'lous, but so true withal, BULL-WEED. n. s. The same with knap

A bully cannot sleep without a brawl. Dryden.

A scolding hero is, at the worst, a more túlerweed.

able character than a bully in petticoats. Addis. BULL-WORT. n. s. The same with bishops- The little man is a bully in his nature, but, weed.

when he grows cholerick, I confine him till his BU'LLACE. N. s. A wild sour plum.

wrath is over.

Addison. In October, and the beginning of November, To Bu'lly. v. a. (from the noun.] To come servises, medlars, bullaces; rosescut or re- overbear with noise or menaces. moved, to come late; holyoaks, and such like.

Prentices, parish clerks, and hectors, meet;

Bacon. He that is drunk, or bully'd, pays the treat. King. BU'LLET. n. s. [boulet, Fr.] A round ball To Bu'lly. v. n. To be noisy and quarof metal, usually shot out of guns. relsome.

As when the devilish iron engine, wrought BU'LRUSH. n. s. [from bull and rush.) A In deepest hell, and fram'd by furies skill, large rush, such as grows in rivers, withWith windy nitre and quick sulpinur fraught,

out knots; though Dryden has given it And ramm’d with builet round, ordain'd to kill.

the epithet knotiy; confounding it, pro

Spenser. Giaffer, their leader, desperately fighting

bably, with the recd. amongst the foremost of the janizaries, was at

To make fine cages for the nightingale, once shot with two bullets, and slain. Knolles.

And baskets of bulrushes, was my wont. Spenser. And as the built, so different is the fight;

All my praises are but as a bulrush cast upon Their mounting shot is on our sails design'd; a stream; they are born by the strength of the

current. Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light,

Dryden. And through the yielding planks a passage find.

The edges were with bending osiers crown'd; Dryder.

The knotty bulrush next in order stood,

And all within, of reeds a trembling wood. Dryd. BU'LLION. 1. s. [billon, Fr.) Gold or silver BU’LWARK. 1 s. (bolwercke, Dutch ; in the lump, unwrought, uncoined.

probably only, from its strength and The balance of trade must of necessity be re- largeness.) turned in coin or bullion.


1. What is now called a bastion. A second multitude, With wond'rous art, found out the missy ore,

But him the squire made quickly to retreat, Severing each kind, and scumm'd the bullion

Encountering fierce with single sword in hand,

And 'twixt him and his lord did like a bulwark dross.


Bullion is silver whose workmanship has no

They oft repair value. And thus foreign coin hath no value

Their earthern bulwarks 'gainst the ocean flood. here for its stamp, and our coin is bullion in fo

Fairfax. reign dominions."


We have bultvarks roumd us;
In every vessel there is stowage for immense

Within our walls are troops enur'd to toil. Addis. treasures, when the cargo is pure bullion. Addis.

2. A fortification. BULLITION. n. s. [from bullio, Lat.] The

Taking away needless . 'ulvvarés, divers were act or state of boiling.

demolish'd upon the seasts. Hayward There is to be observed in these dissolutions,

Our naval strength is a bulwark to the nation. which will not easily incorporate, what the ef

Addison. fects are; as the bullition, the precipitation to the bottom, the ejaculation towards the top, the

3. A security; a screen ; a shelter.

Some making the wars their bulavark, that suspension in the midst, and the like. Bacon.

have before gored the gentle bosom of peace BU'LLUCK.n. s. [from bull.] Ayoung bull.

with pillage and robbery.

Sbakspeare, Why, that's spoken like an honest drover:

T. BU'LWARK. v. a. [from the noun.] so they sell bulducks.

Some drive the herds; here the fierce bullock

To fortify; to strengthen with bul

warks. Th' appointed way, and runs with threat'ning

And yet no bulwark'd town, or distant coast, horns.

Cowley: Preserves the beauteous youth from being seen. Until the transportation of cattle into England

Addison. was prohibited, the quickest trade of ready mo- BUM. 1.s. [bomme, Dutch.]The buttocks; ney here was driven by the sale of young bula the part on which we sit. locks.

Temple. The wisest aunt, telling the saddest tale, BU'ILY: n. s. (Skinner derives this word Sometime for threefoot stool mistaketh me;

from burly, as a corruption in the pro- Then slip I from her bum, down topples she. nunciation ; which is very probably

Shakspeare. right : cr from bulky, or vull-eyed;

This said, he gently rais'd the knight,
And set him on his bum upright.

Hudibras. which are less probable. May it not

From dusty shops neglected authors come, come from bull, the pope's letter, im- Martyrs of pies, and relicks of the bum. Dryden. plying the insolence of those who came The learned Sydenham does not doubt, invested with authority from the papal

But profound thought will bring the gout;

And that with bum on couch we lie, court ?] A noisy, blustering, quarrela

Because our reason 's soar'd too high. 1:'--. ling fellow : it is generally taken for a

BUMBA'ILIFF. n. s. (This is a corruption man that has only the appcarance of

of bound bailiff, pronounced by gradual courage, Mine host of the garter!-What says my bully

corruption boun, bun, baina bailir.] A rock? Speak scholarly and wisely. Sbakspeare.

bailiff of the meanest kind; one that is All on a sudden the doors few open, and employed in arrests,


very fine.



Go, sir Andrew, scout me for him at the cor- fellow, who, aiming at description, and the rusner of the orchard, like a bumbailij: Sbakspeare. tick wondertil, gives an air of bumpkinly romance BU'M BAR D. 1. s. I wrong written for bom

to all he tells.

Clarissa, bard; which see.) A great gun; a black BUNCH. 1. s. [buncker, Danish, the crags jack ; a leathern pitcher.

of the mountains.] Yond same black cloud, yond huge one, looks 1. A hard lump; a knob. Like a foul bumbard, that would shed his liquor. They will carry their treasures upon the buncbes


of camels, to a people that shall not protit them. BU'M BAST. n. s. [falsely written for bom

Isaiab. bast; bombast and bombasine being

He felt the ground, which he had wont to find

eren and soft, to be grown hard, with little round mentioned, with great probability, by

balls or bunches, like hard boiled eggs. Boyle. Junius, as coming from boom, a tree,

2. A cluster; many of the same kind growand sein, silk; the silk or cotton of a

ing together. tree. Mr. Steevens, with much more Vines, with clust'ring buncber growing. Sbak. probability, deduces them all from bom- Titian said, that he knew no better rule for the bycinus. ]

distribution of the lights and shadows, than his I. A cloth made by sewing one stuff upon

observacion drawn from a bunch of grapes. Dryd. another ; patchwork.

For thee, large bunches load the bending vine,

And the last blessings of the year are thine. The usual bumbast of black bits sewed into ermine, our English women are made to think

Dryden. Grew.

3. A number of things tied together. 2. Linen stuffed with cotton; stuffing ;

And on his arms a bunch of keys he bore.

Fairy Queen. wadding.

All? I know not what you call all; but if I We have receiv'd your letters full of love, fought not with tifty of them, I am a bunch of And, in our maiden council, rated them


Shakspeart. As courtship, pleasant jest, and courtesy,

Ancient Janus, with his double face As bumbast, and as lining to the time. Sbakspeare. And bunch of keys, the porter of the place. Dryd. BUMP. n. s. [perhaps from bum, as being The mother's bunch of keys, or any thing they prominent.] A swelling ; a protube-. cannot hurt themselves with, serves to divert little


Locke. It had upon its brow a bump as big as a young 4. Any thing bound into a knot, as, a cockrel's stone; a perilous knock, and it cried bunch of ribband; a tuft. bitterly.

Sbakspeare. Upon the top of all his lofty crest, Not though his teeth arc beaten out, his eyes A bunch of hairs discover'd diversly, Hang by a string, in bumps his forehead rise. With sprinkled pearl and gold full richly drest. Dryden.

Spenser. TO BUMP. v. a. [from bombus, Lat.] To To BUNCH. v. n. [from the noun.] To make a loud noise, or bomb.

[See swell out in a bunch; to grow out in Bome.] It is applied, I think, only to protuberances. the bittern.

It has the resemblance of a champignon before Then to the water's brink she laid her head, it is opened, bunching out into a large round And as a bitcour bumps within a reed,

knob at one end.

Woodward. To thee alone, o lake, she said Dryden. BUNCH BAʼCKED. adj. [from bunch and BU'MPER. 1. s. [from bump.) A cup filled back.) Having bunches on the back; till the liquor swells over the brim.

crookbacked. Places his delight

The day shall coine, that thou shalt wish for me, All day in playing bumpers, and at night

To help thee curse this pois'nous buncbbaci'd Reels to the bawds. Dryden's Juvenal.


Sbakspeart. BU’MPKIN. n. s. (This word is of un- BU'NCHINESS. n. s. [from bunchy.] The

certain etymology; Henshaw derives it quality of beilig bunchy, or growing in from pumkin, a kind of worthless gourd, bunches. or melon. This seems harsh ; yet we use BU'NCHY. adj. [from bunch.) Growing in the word cabbage-bead in the same sense. bunches ; having tufts. Bump is used among us for a knob, or He is more especially distinguished from other lump: may not bumpkin be much the birds, by his bunchy tail, and the shortness of his


Grew. same with clodpate, loggerhead, block, and blockhead? An awkward heavy BU'NDLE. n. s. [býndle, Saxon, from rustick ; a country lout.

bynd.] The poor bumpkin, that had never heard of 1. A number of things bound together. such delights before, blessed herself at the change • As to the bundles of petitions in parliament, of her condition.


they were, for the most part, petitions of private A heavy bumpkin, taught with daily care,

Hake. Can never dance three steps with a becoming Try, lads, can you this bundle break;


Then bids the youngest of the six In his white cloak the magistrate appears:

Take up a well-bound heap of sticks. Swift. The country bumpkin the same liv'ry wears. 2. A roli; any thing rolled up.

Dryden. She carried a great bundle of Flanders lace unIt was a favour to admit them to breeding; der her arm; but finding herself overloaden, she they might be ignorant bumpkins and clowns, if dropped the good man, and brought away the they pleased.


Speitater. BiMPKINLY. adj. [from bumpkin.] Have To BU'NDLE. v. a. (from the noun.] To

ing the manners or appearance of a tie in a bundle; to tie together : with clown; clownish.

up. He is a simple, blundering, and yet conceited We ought to put things together as well as we




with up.


van, dectrine causa; but, after all, several things The wear is a frith, reaching slopewise through will not be bundled up together, under our terms the ooze, from the land to low water mark, and and ways of speaking.

Locke. 'having in it a bunt, or cod, with an eye-hook, See how the double nation lies,

where the fish entering, upon the coming back Like a rich coat with skirts of frize;

with the ebb, are stopped from issuing out again, As if a man, in making posies,

forsaken by the water, and left dry on the ooze. Should bundle thistles wp with roses. Szeif.

Carewa BUNG. n. so [bing, Welsh.] A stopple ToBUNT. v. n. [from the noun.] To swell for a barrel.

out: as, the sail bunts out. After three nights are expired, the next morn- BU'NTER. n. 5. A cant word for a woman ing pull out the bung stick, or plug. Mortimer.

who picks up rags about the street ; and To Bung. v. a. (from the noun.) To stop;

used, by way of contempt, for any low to close up.

vulgar woman. BU'NG'OLE. n. s. [from bung and hole.] BU'NTING.n. s. [emberiza alba.] A bird.

The hole at which the barrel is filled, I cook this lark for a bunting. Shakspears. and which is afterwards stopped up. BO'NTING. n. s. The stuff of which a.

Why may not imagination trace the noblest dust of Alexander, till he find it stopping a bungo BUOY. n. s. [bouë, or boye, Fr. boya,

ship's colours are made. bolc?

Shakspeare. TO BUNGLE. v. n. [See BUNGLER.] To

Span.] A piece of cork or wood float: perform clumsily.

ing on the water, tied to a weight at the When men want light,

bottom. They make but bungling work. Dryden.

The fishermen that walk upon the beach, Letters to me are not seldom opened, and then

Appear like mice: and yond tall anchoring bark scaled in a bungling manner before they come

Diminish'd to her cock; her cock a buoy, to my hands.


Almost too small for sight. Shekspcare. T. BU'NGLE. v. a. To botch ; to ma

Like buoys, that never sink into the flood,

On learning's surface we but lie and nod. Pope. nage clumsily; to.conduct awkwardly :

To Buoy. v. a. [from the noun. The u is Other devils, that suggest by treasons,

mute in both.] To keep afloat; to bear Do botch and bungle up damnation,

up. With patches, colours, and with forms, being All art is used to sink episcopaoy, and launch fetcht

presbytery, in England; which was lately buoyed From glist'ring semblances of piety. Shakspeare, up in Scotland, by the like artifice of a covenant. They make lame mischief, though they mean

King Charles, it well :

The water which rises out of the abyss, for Their int'rest is not finely drawn, and hid, the supply of springs and rivers, would not have But seams are coarsely bungled up, and seen. stopped at the surface of the earth, but marched

Dryden, directly up into the atmosphere, wherever there BU'NGLE. n. s. [from the verb.) A botch ; was heat enough in the air to continue its ascent,

an awkwardness ; an inaccuracy ; a and buoy it up. Woodward's Natural History, clumsy performance.

To Buoy. v. n. To float; to rise by spe. Errours and bugles are committed, when the

cifick lightness. matter is inapt or contumacious.

Rising merit will buoy up at last.

Pope. BU'NGLER. n.s. [bangler, Welsh ; q.bûn, BUO'YANCY. n. s. [from buoyant.]. The yglêr, i. e. the last or lowest of the pro

quality of floating: fession. Davies.] A bad workman; a

All the winged tribes owe their flight and clumsy performer; a man without skill. - buoyancy to it. Dirbam's Physico-Tweology.

Painters, at the first, were such bumilers, and Buo'YANT. adj. [from buoy.] Floating; 30 rude, that wien they drew a cow or a

hoz, light; that will not sink. Dryden uses the they were fain to write over the head what it

word, perhaps improperly, for somewas; otherwise the beholder knew not what to nake of it. Peacham on Drarving.

thing that has density enough to hinder Hard features every burgler can command; a floating body from sinking. To draw true beauty shew's a master's hand. I swom with the tide, and the water under Dryden. me was buoyant,

Dryden. A bungler thus, who scarce the nail can hit,

His once so vivid nerves, With driving wrong will make the pannel split. So full of buoyant spirit, now no more

Swift. Inspire the course. Thomson's Autumn. BU'NGLINGLY. adv. [from bungling.] Bur, Bour, Bor, come from the Saxon, Clumsily, awkwardly.

buir, an inner chamber, or place of shade To denominatethem monsters, they must have and retirement. Gibson's Camdenhe had some system of parts, compounded of solids Bur. n. s.[lappa: bourre, Fr. is down; the and fluids, that executed, though but burcling 'y, bur being filled with a soft tomentum, or

Berties. their peculiar functions.

down.] A rough head of a plant, called BUNN. n. s. (bunelo, Span.) A kind of

a burdock, which sticks to the hair or sweet bread.

clothes. Thy songs are sweeter to mine ear,

Nothing teems Than to the thirsty cattle rivers clear,

But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs, Or winter porridge to the lab’ring youth,

Losing both beauty and utility. Or bunns and sugar to the damsel's tooth. Gay.


Hang off, thou cat, thou bur; vile thing, let BUNT. 1. s. (corrupted, as Skinner thinks,

loose; from bent.] A swelling part; an in. Or I will shake thee from me like a serpent. creasing cavity,

Shakspeare. VOL, I.






Dependents and suitors are always thè burs, BUREAU'. n. s. (bureau, Fr.) A chest of and sometimes the briers, of favourites. Wollon, drawers with a writing-board. It is pro

Whither betake her
From the chill dew, amongst rude burs and

nounced as if it were spelt burn.


For not, the desk with silver nails;

Nor bureau of expence, And where the vales with violets once were

Nor standish well japann'd, avails crown'd,

To writing of good sense. Now knotty burs and thorns disgrace the ground.

Swit. Dryden.

BURG . s. Sec BURROW. A fellow stuck like a bur, that there was no BUR'G AGE. 1. s. [from burg, or burroqv.) shaking him off.

Arlutbnot. A tenure proper to ciries and towns, BU'E BOT. n. s. A fish full of prickles. Dict. whereby men of cities or burrows hold BU'RDELAIS. n. 5. A sort of grape.

their lands or tenements of the king, BU'RDEN. n. s. [byrden, Saxon, and or other lord, for a certain yearly rent. therefore properly written burthen. It

Cowell. is supposed to come from burdo, Lat. a The gross of the borough is surveyed together mule.]

in the beginning of the county; but there are 1. A load ; something to be carried. some other particular burgages thereof, men. Camels have their provender

tioned under the ticles of particular incu's possessions.

Hak. Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows For sinking under them. Shakspeare.

BU'RGAMOT. n. s. (bergamotte, Fr.] It is of use in lading of ships, and may help to 1. A species of pear. shew what burden, in the several kinds, they will 2. A kind of perfume. bear.

Bacon's Physical Remains. BU'RGANET.] n. s. [from burginote, Fr.] 2. Something grievous or wearisome. BU'RGONET.S A kind of helmet. Couldst thou support

Upon his head his glistering burganet, That burdes, heavier than the earth to bear?

The which was wrought by wonderous device, Paradise Lost.

And curiously engraven, he did fit. Spenser. None of the things that are to learn, should This day I'll wear alot my burgonet, ever be made a burden to them, or imposed on Ev'n to affright thee with the view thereof. them as a task. Locke.

Deat, giddy, helpless, left alone,
To all my friends a burden grown. Szeift.

I was page to a footman, carrying after him

his pike and burganet. Hakewill on Providence. 3. A birth. Obsolete.

BURGEOʻI$. n. s. (bourgeois, Fr.] Thou hadst a wife once, call'd Æmilia,

citizen ; a burgess. That bore thee at a burden two fair sons. Sbabs.

It is a republick itself, under the protection of 4. The verse repeated in a song; the bob;

the eight ancient cantons. There are in it an the chorus.

hundred burgeois, and about a thousand souls. At ev'ry close she made, th' attending throng

Addison en Itals. Reply'd, and bore the burden of the song. Dryd. 2. A type of a particular sort, probably 5. The quantity that a ship will carry, or called so from him who first used it.

the capacity of a ship: as, a ship of a BU'RGESS. n. s. [bourgeois, Fr.] hundred tons burden.

1. A citizen ; a freeman of a city or corTo BU'RDEN. 0.1. (from the noun.] To

porate town. load; to incumber.

2. A representative of a town corporate. Burden not thyself above thy power. Facclus. The whole case was dispersed by the knights I mean not tàiát other men be eased, and you

of shires, and burgesses of towns, through all the burden-d.

veins of the land.

Wettor. Hith meats and drinks they had suffic'd,

BURGH. n. s. (See Burrow.) A corpoNot burden'd, nature.

Milton, BU'RDENER.". s. (from burden. ] A load

rate town, or borough.

Many towns in Cornwal, when they were first er ; an oppressor.

allowed to send burgesses to the parliament, BU'RDENOUS. adj. [from burden.]

bore another proportion to London than now; 1. Grievous; oppressive; wcarisome. for several of these burghs send cwo burgesses,

Make no jest of that which hath so earnestly whereas London itself sends but four. Grount. pierced me through, nor let that be light to thee

BU'RGHER. n. s. [from burgh.] One who which to me is so burdenous.


has a right to certain privileges in this 2. Useless ; cumbersome. to what can I be useful, wherein serve,

or that place.

Locke. B::t to sit idle on the houshold hearth,

It irks me, the poor dappled fools, A s.rd'nous drone, to visitants a gaze? Milton.

Being native burgbers of this desart ciry, BU'RDENSOME. adj. [from burden.]Griev

Should in their own confines, with forked heads,

Have their round haunches gor'd. Sbakspeare. ous; troublesome to be born.

After the multitude of the common people was His leisure told him that his time was come, dismissed, and the chief of the burgbers sent for, And lack of lord made his life burdensome. Milt. Could I but live till burdensome they prove,

the imperious letter was read before the better Niy life would be immortai as my love. Dryden. BU'RGHERSHIP. n. s. [from burgber. The

sort of citizens.

Krolles Assistances always attending us, upon the casy condition of our pravers, and by which the most

privilege of a burgher. burdensome duty will become light and easy.


Rogers. BU'RGLAR. n. s. One guilty of the crime BU'RDENSOMENESS. 1. s. [from burden. of housebreaking

some.) Weight; heaviness; uneasiness BU'RGLARY. n. s. [from burg, a house, to be bora.

and larron, a thief.] in the natural BU'RDOCK. 1. s. (persolata.] A plant. signification, is nothing but the robbing



of a house ; but, as it is a term of art, spots in the sun, however noble his speculations our common lawyers restrain it to rob. may be, they are very apt to fall into burlesque.

Addison on tincient Vellals. bing a house by night, or breaking in To BURLESQUE. v. a. [from the adjecwith an intent to rob, or do some other

tive.) To turn to ridicule. felony. The like offence committed by

Would Homer apply the epithet divine to a day, they call house-robbing, by a pecu- modern swineherd ? if not, it is an evidence that liar name.

Cowell, Eumeus was a man of consequence; otherwise What say you, father? Burglary is but a Homer would burlesque his own poetry. Broome. venial sin among soldiers. Dryden's Span, FriarBU'RLINESS. n. s. [from burly.) Bul's ; BU'R GOMASTER. n. s. (from burgh, and

bluster. master.) One employed in the govern- BU'RLY. adj. [Junius, has no etymology;, ment of a city. They chuse their councils and burgomasters

Skinner imagines it to come from boorout of the burgeois, as in the other governments

like, clownish.) Great of size ; buiky; of Switzerland.


tumid ; falsely great. Burh, is a tower; and, from that, a de

Steel, if thou turn thine edge, or cut not out fence or protection : so Gwenburh is a

the burly boned clown in chines of beef, ere thou

sleep in thy sheath, I beseech Jove, that thou woman ready to assist ; Cuthbur, emi

may'st be turned into hobnails. Shakspeare. nent for assistance. Gibson's Camden. It was the orator's own burly way of nonsense. BU'RIAL. n. s. [from To bury.]

Cowley. 1. The act of burying ; sepulture; inter

Away with all your Carthaginian state, ment.

Let vanquish'd Hannibal without doors wait,
Nor would we deign him burial of his men.

Too burly and too big to pass my narrow gate.


Her husband being a very burly man, she See my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand,

thought it would be less trouble for her to bringVailing her high top lower than her ribs,

Addison. To kiss her burial.

away little Cupid.

Shakspeare. Your body I sought, and, had I found, TO BURN. v. a. pret. and part. burned, or Design'd for burial in your native ground. Dryd. burnt. (bernan, Saxon.] 2. The act of placing any thing under 1. To consume with fire. earth or water.

They burnt Jericho with fire. Fosbua. We have great lakes, both salt and fresh; we The fire burneth the wood.

Psalms. use them for burials of some natural bodies: for Altar of Syrian mode, whereon to burn we find a difference of things buried in earth, His odious offerings.

Milton. and things buried in water.

Bacon. That where she fed his amorous desires 3. The church service for funerals.

With soft complaints, and felt his hottest fires, The office of the church is performed by the

There other flames might waste his earthly port, parish priest, at the time of interment, if not And burn his limbs where love had burn'd his

heart. prohibited urto persons excommunicated, and

Dryden. saying violent hands on themselves, by a rubrick Afleshy excrescence, becoming exceeding hard, of the burial service. Ayliffe's Parergon. is supposed to demand extirpation, by burning


away the induration, or amputating. BU'RIER. 1. s. [from bury.] He that buries ; he that performs the act of in

2. To wound or hurt with fire or heat. terment.

Hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burnLet one spirit of the first-born Cain

ing, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. Exodus. Reign in all bosoms, that, cach heart being set 3. To exert the qualities of heat, as by On bloody courses, the rude scene may end, drying or scorching.

And darkness be the burier of the dead. Sbaks, O that I could but weep, to vent my passion! BU'RINE. n. s. (French.] A graving tool; But this dry sorrow burns up all my tears. Dryd. a graver.

Wit is like the graver's burine upon copper,

1. To be on fire ; to be kindled. or the corrodings of aquafortis, which engrave

A fire devoureth before them, and behind and indent the characters, that they can never

them a fiame burneth; the land is as the garden . Government of the Tongue. be defaced.

of Eden before them, and behind them a desoTO BURL'. v. a. To dress cloth as fullers

late wilderness.

Joel. do.

Diet. The inount burned with fire. Exodus. BU'RLACE. n. s. [corruptly written for O coward.conscience, how dost thou attice burdelais.] A sort of grape.

The light burns blue. Is it not dead midnight? BURLE'SQUE. adj., [Fr. from burlare,

Coid fearful drops stand on my trembling fesh. Ital. to jest.] Jocular; tending to raise

Sbakspeare: laughter by unnatural or unsuitable lan

2. To shine ; to sparkle. guage or images.

Thu barge she sat in, like a burnish d throne, Homer, in his character of Vulcan and Ther- Burnt on the water.

Sbakspeare. sites, in his story of Mars and Venus, in his be

Oh prince! oh wherefore burn your eyes? and haviour of Irus, and in other passages, has been why observed to have lapsed into the burlesque cha

Is your sweet temper turn’d to fury?

Rocul, to have departed from that serious

3. To be infamed with passion or desire. air, essential to the magnificence of an epick

When I burnt in desire, to question them far. Addison.

ther, they made themselves air, into which they BURLE'SQUE. n. s. Ludicrous language or vanished.

Shelcare. idens ; ridicule.

Tranio, I burn, 1 pine, I perish, Tranio, When a man lays out a twelveinonth on the El acluere not this young modest girl! Shuks.

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