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A BJECTS, the most servile that will keep for two years; and lowest of subjects.

in French, deux-ans. Aby, to pay dear for, to suffer. Approof; approbation, or someAbysm, abyss, from the French times, proof, confirmation. aby sme, now abime.

Aqua vitæ, probably, usqueAccite, to call or summons.

baugh. Aconitum, wolfsbane.

Arabian bird, the phoenix. Adam, the name of an outlaw, Argentine goddess, regent of Boted for his skillin archery.

the silver moon. Much Ado.

Argier, Algiers. Adam Cupid, an allusion to the Argosies, ships of great bursame person.

then. Addrest, ready, prepared. Aroint, avaunt, or be gone. Advertising, attentive. Ascapart, a giant. Aery, or Aiery, a nest. Ascaunt, askew, aside, sideAffect the letter, to practise ways. alliteration.

Aspersion, sprinkling. Affects, affections or passions. Assay, to take the assav, apAffeered, a law-term for con- plied to those who lasted firmed.

wine for princes. Affied, betrothed.

Assinego, an ass driver, a foolAffined, joined by affinity. ish fellow. Affront, sometimes, to face or Astringer, a gentleman falconconfront.

er; from austercus, a gosAfy, to betroth in marriage. hawk. Aglet-baby, a diminative he

At point, completely armed. ing, not exceeding in size the

Atomies, minute particles dislag of a point; from aiguil. cernible when the sun breaks lettes.

into a darkened room. Agnize, acknowledge, confess, Altasked, taken to task, cenavow

sured. Aiery, a hawk's or eagle's nest. Attent, attentive, Airy fame, verbal eulogium. Alder-liefest, preferred to all Baccare, a proverbial word, of

things; from leve or lefe, doubtful meaning; perhaps dear, and alder, of all.

from baccalare, arrogant. A'life, at life.

Bale, bane, ruin, misfortune. Amazonian chin, a chip witb- Baldrick, a belt. out a beard.

Balked, either bathed, or piled Ames-ace, the lowestelance of

up. the dice.

Bandog, i.e. band-dog, a vilAmort, sunk, dispirited.

lage dog, or mastiff. Ancient, an ensign, or stand-Bandy, a metaphor from tennisard-bearer.

playing, toexchange smartiy. Angle, a fishing-rod.

Banning, corsing, commonly Antres, caves and dens.

used in Soutland. Appeach, to impeach.

Bans, corses.

[mon. Apple-John, species of apple Barbason, the name of a de VOL. VIII.


Barbe, a kind of veil.

Bilberry, the whurtle-berry. Barber-monger, one who con- Bilbo, a Spanish blade, flexible

sorts with barbers, a low fel- and elastic; the best of which low.

are made at Bilboa. Barm, yeast; used in the mid- Bilboes, a bar of iron, with fet

laud counties, and in Ireland ters annexed to it, by which and Scotland.

mutinous sailors were anBarnacles, a kind of shell-fish, ciently linked together; degrowing on the bottom of

rived from Bilboa, which was ships.

famous for the manufacture Barne, a child.

of instruments of steel. The Barrfull, full of impediments. bilboes may be seen in the Bases, a kind of loose breecbes. Tower of London, among the Basta, 'tis enough.

spoils of the Spanish armada. Bate, strife or contention. Bill, articles of accusation. Batlet, the instrument with Bill, the old weapon of English

which washers beat their infantry, still used by the coarse clothes.

watchmen in some towns. Batten, to grow fat.

Bin, is. Bavin, brushwood, which, Bird-bolt, a short thick arrow

fired, buros fiercely, but is without a point, used to kill soon out.

rooks, and shot from a crossBawcock, perhaps from beau bow.

and coq, a jolly cock, or cock Bisson, blind. of the game.

Black cornered night, night Baycurtal, a bay docked horse. which is as obscure as a dark Bay windows, bow windows.

corner Beadsmen, chaplains, or per- Blacks, mourning made ofstuffs

sons maintained by charity of different colours dyed to pray for their benefactor. black. Bear a brain, to have a perfect Blank, i. e. of the eye, the remembrance.

white, or the white mark at Beck, a salutation made with which arrows are discharged.

the head : in the North, it Blank and level, mark and aim, means cartsying.

terms of gunnery: Becomed, becoming.

Blaze, i. e. of youth, the spring Behests, commands.

of early life. Behowl, to bowl at.

Blench, to start off, to fly of Beldame, ancient mother. Blent, blended, mixed togeBe-lee'd, becalmed.

ther. Belongings, endowments. Blind-worms, the Cæcilia, or Be-mete, bemeasure.

slow-worm Bemoiled, bedraggled, be- Block, the thing on which a bat mired.

is formed. Besmirch, to foul or dirty. Blurted, or blurt, an espresBestraught, distracted.

sion of contempt. Beteem, to give or bestow, or Bobbed, fooled out of, cheated.

to permit, deign, or suffer. Bodge, to botch, or to bodge. Bevy, a company, or number, Boilier, a box to hold salve, or

originally applied to larks. simples. Bewray, betray, discover. Bolds, emboldens. Bezonian, a term of reproach ; Boltered, bedaubed, begrimed.

from bisognoso, a needy per- Bolting-hutch, a wooden reson.

ceptacle into which the meal Bias cheek, swelling out like is bolted. the bias of a bowl.

Bombard, a barrel. Bid the base, to challenge in a Bona-robas, ladies of pleasure. contest.

Bores, stabs, or wounds. Biggin, a kind of cap, worn Borne in hand, deceived, imnow only by children.

posed upon.

Bosky, woody; bosky acres are Breeching, liable to school disfields divided by bedge-rows; cipline

from boscus and bosquet. Bribe-buck, a back sent for a Bots, worms in the stomach of

bribe. a borse.- A bots light upon, Bridal, a naptial feast; a word an imprecation.

yet used in the North. Bottled spider, a large bloated, Brief, a short account, a conglossy spider.

tract hastily performed.-Boulted, sifted, or refined. Now-born brief, is the breve Bourn, boundary, or rivalet originale of the feudal times. dividing land.

Bring, attend or accompany. Bow, yoke.

Bring out, bring forth. Bower, chamber.

Brise, the gad, or horse-tly. Borolins, or bowlines, ropes by Broach, to put on the spit, to which the sails of a ship are

transfix. governed when the wind is Brock, the badger. unfavourable.

Brogues, a kind of shoes. Bowling, or the smoothness of Broken, communicated. a bowling-greep.

Broken mouth, a mouth that Bowstrings, i. e. hold or cut, has lost part of its teeth. at all events.

Broken tears, tears which are Brace, the armour for the arm : interrupted.

warlike brace, state of de- Broker, a matchmaker, a profence.

curess. Brach, a kind of hound; or Broker, deals as a broker.

used as a term of contempt. Brooch, a trinket with a pin Brack, to salt.

fixed to it. Braid, crafty or deceitfal. Brooched, adorned. Brain's flow, tears.

Brought, attended. Brake, an instrument of tor- Brow, i.e. of youth, the height

ture, or a thicket or farze- of youth. busb.

Broren bill, a kind of battle-axe Brands, a part of the andirons, affixed to a stick.

on which the wood for the Brownist, a follower of Brown, fire was supported.

a sectarian. Brasier, a manufacturer in Bruising irons, an allusion to

brass, or a reservoir for char- the ancient mace. coal.

Bruit, noise, or report. Brave, to make fine ; bravery Brush, i, e. of time, decay by

was the old term for elegance time. of dress.

Buckle, to bend, or yield to Bravely, splendidly, or gal- Bug, bugbear. (pressure. laptly.

Bugle, hunting-horn. Bravery, finery.

Bull, body. Brawl, a kind of dance. Bumbard, a large vessel for Braying, an epithet applied to holding drink.

the sound of the trumpet, Bung, a cut-purse. barsh, grating.

Bunting, the name of a bird. Break, to begin.

Burgonet, a helmet. Break up, to carve.

Burst, to breuk, or broken. Break with, to break the mat- Busky, woody. ter to.

Butt-shaft, an arrow to shoot Breast, voice.

at butts with Breath, speech, K. John. Ti- Buxom, under good command,

mon. Exercise, Troilus and obedient.
Cres. A slight exercise of
arms, ibid.

Caddis-garter, a kind of wor. Breathing-courtsy, verba! sted garter. compliment.

Caddises, worsted lace. Breeched, foally sheathed, or Cade, a barrel. mired.

Cadent, falling


Cage, a prison.

Cased lion, a lion irritated by Cain-coloured, yellow; Cain confinement. was represented of that co- Casques, helmets. loor in old pictures.

Cassock, a horseman's loose Caitiff, a prisoner, slave, or coat. scoundrel.

Cast, to empty, to throw or Calculate, to foretell or pro- reject. phesy.

Cast lips, left-off lips. Caliver, a light kind of musket. Cast the roater, to find ont Callet, a bad woman, or witch. disorders by inspecting the Calling, appellativu.

urine. Camelot, a place where king Cataian, a liar; the first adven

Arthur is supposed to have turers who visited Cataia, or kept his court.

China, were notorious liars, Canaries, the name of a brisk, as Paulo and Mandeville. light dance.

Catling, a small lute-string Canter, the canker-rose, dog- made of catgut. rose, or hip.

Cavalero-justice, a cant term. Canstick, candlestick.

Cavalero, an airy, sprightly, Cantle, a corner, or piece of irregular fellow any thing.

Caviare, too good for, or foreiga Cantons, used for cantos.

to Canvas-climber,

who Caviare, a luxurious Russian climbs the mast to furl the dish made of the roe of the canvas, a ship-boy.

sturgeon. Capped, saluted by taking off Cautel, subtlety, or deceit.

Cautelous, arttul, or insidious. Capable impressure, hollow Cauterising, barning, or blismark

the cap.

tering. Capocchia, a sot, or dull, beary Cearment, the wrapping of an

gall, from the Italian capoc- embalmed body. chio.

Cease, decense, die. Capricious, lascivious.

Censer, brasiere. Captious, for capacious. Certes, certainly. Carack, a vessel of great bulk. Cess, measure, tax, or subsidy. Caracts, characters.

Chaliced, i. e. flowers, with Carbonado, a piece of meat cut

eups, from calix. crossways for the gridiron. Challenge, law-term, the right Card, sed-chart.

of refusing a juryman. Carded, mixed.

Chamber, London was ancientCarieres, i. e. to pass the ca- ly called the king's chamber.

rieres, a military pbrase. Chamber, a piece of ord nabce. Means that the cominon Chamberers, men of intrigue. bounds of good behaviour Changeling, a child substituted were overpassed.

for one stolen. Carkanet, a kind of necklace Channel, kennel. (thedral or chain.

Chantry, little chapel in a caCarl, clown, busbandman. Character, hand-writing. Carlot, a peasantorehurl; from Characts, characters. carl.

Charactery, the matter of Carnal, sangainary.

which characters are made. Carouses, drinks.

Chares, task-work.
Carpet knight, a term of re- Charge-house, free-school.

proach, spoken of one Chariest, from chary, the most
knighted in time of peace, cautious.
and on a carpet, on some Chariness, caution.
festive occasion.

Charles-toain, vulgar name for Carriage, import

the constellation called the Case, skin, outside.

Bear. Cnse of lives, a set of lives, or Charneco, a kind of sweet wine. pair of any thing

Chases, a term in tennis.

Chaudron, entrails.

Cockshut-time, twilight. Cheater, for escheatour, an of- Cockle, a weed which grows up ticer in the Exchequer.

with corn. Check, command, control. Cockled, like the fish called a Cheer, countenance.

cockle. Cherry-pit, pitching cherry. Cockle-hat, cockle-shell bal,

stones into a little hole. such as pilgrios wore. Cheveril, kid-skin softleather. Cockney, a well-knowo term Chercet, or chuet, a pie, a poisy,

of reproach. cbattering bird, or a fat pud-Codding, amorous. ding.

Codpiece, a piece of dress. Chide, resound, reecho. Coffin, ancient term for the Child, sometimes applied to raised crust of a pie. knights and beroes.

Cog, to falsify the dice, to lie. Childing, pregoaot.

Cogging, lying. Choppine, a bigb shoe or elog. Coigne of vantage, convenient Chopping, jabbering, talking corner. glibly.

Coignes, corners. Chough, a bird of the jackdaw Coil, bustle, stir. kind.

Collection, consequence or coChristom, or chrisom, a chris- rollary: tened child

Collied,'black, smutted with Chrystals, eyes. [dearment. coal, discoloured. Chuck, cbicken, a term of en- Collier, a term of reproach, Chuffs, rich, avaricious people. from the impositions of coalCircummured, walled round. dealers. Circumstance, circumlocution. Comart, a bargain. Circumstanced, treated ac- Combrinate, betrothed.

cording to circumstances. Comforting, abetting. Cital, recital.

Commend, commit.
Clack-dish, a beggar's dish. Committed, lain with.
Clamour, when bells are at the Commodity, self-interest.

height, in order to cease them Commonty, a comedy.
the repetition of the strokes Companies, companions.
becomes much quicker than Compassed, round.
before, which is called cla- Composture, composition,
mouring them

C'oncupy, á cant word from Clap in, fall to.

concupiscence. Clapped i' the clout, hit the Conduct, conductor. wbite mark.

Coney-catched, deceived, Clare, to flatter.

cheated. Clean kam, awry.

Conject, conjecture. Clearest, purest.

Consent, used sometimes for Clepe, to call.

will. Clerkly, like a scholar. Continent, that which contains Cling, to dry or shrink op. or encloses. Clinquant, glittering, shining. Contraction, marriage, cooClipi, twined around, em

tract. braced.

Control, confute. Clout, the white mark at which Convents, agrees, is convenient.

archers took their aim. Convented, summoned. Clouted, strengthened with Convertite, a convert. clout, or hobpails.

Convey, steal, conveyance, Clutch, to clasp, or grasp.

theft. Coasting, conciliating, invit- Conveyers, thieves. ing.

Conveyed himself, derived his Cob-loaf, a crusty, oneven, gib

title. bous-loaf.

Convicted, overpowered, bafCock and pye, a popular ad- fled, destroyed joration.

Convive, to feast.

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