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A Bever, that part of the helmet which lets down over the face, with

a grate of iron bars before the eyes. Span. Bavera To Bewray, to discover, to reveal Buzonian, a beggarly scoundrel, a vile or needy perfon. Ital Bisng

поfo A Biggen, a cap or coif of linen like those worn by children with a

Nay under ihe chin. Fr. Brguin A Bilberiy, the fruit of a small fhrub, of a blue colour. Bilbo, “ like a pod bilbo," i. 229 a sword blade of bilbo, which

will bend almost round in a circle without breaking Biffon or Beesen, blear-eyed A Blank, vi. 98. a white or mark to shoot at. Fr. Blanc To Blench, to boogle, or turn aside with fear Blent, the same as blended, miogled Bold bearing, i 202. ouifacing To Bolt or Boult, to lift as they do meal through a lieve Bolier'd, as blood-bolter'd, vi. 276. one whole blood hath issued out

at many wounds, as four of corn passes through the holes of a

sieve A Bombard or Bumbard, i, 28 a mortar piece or great gun. Fr.

Bombarde. But in other places, as v 115 and v. 354 the word is used for a drinkig v«Bel: and there is still in use in the norihern parts of England a kind (f Aagon without a cover, and of the

fame bigress tiom top to bottom, which retains the name of a gun. A Borne, a limit or boundary. Fr. Borne. This word (fays the Ox

ford editor) haih been fallely printed Biurn, which signifies another thing, namely, a br ok, or stream of water ; but other editors pre

fer Bourn, a, signifying a limit or boundary A Bow, ii 260, a yoke A Brach

The Italia. word Bracco, from which this is derived, is understood to signify any kind of beagle hound, or setting dog : but Jo. Caius, in his book of British dings, fays, that wil us it most properly beiongs to bitches of the hunting kind, and in that

fine Shakespear uses it To Brack, to jait. It is ft ll used as an adjective in Lincolnshire and

the northern counties: and bra kish is retained in use every

where Braid or Breid, iii, 57. bred, of a breed, of a certaio turn of temper

and conditions from the breed. A Scots and north country word A Brake, i. 83, and 89 articket or (over A Briet, iii 31. any process or order illuing from the King Broached, iv 321. fpiited, chrult ihrough with a lpit. Fr. Brochée A Broch, or Brooch, or Brouch, an snament of gold worn by wo

men sometimes about the neck, and sometimes about the arni A Brock, iii. 113. a badger To Brooch, vii. 152 to adorn Brogues, the shoes or punips which are worn by the Irish peasants To Budge or Bodge, v. 102, to give way, to stir, to quit a place.

Fr. Bouger

A Borgonet, v, 85. a lieel cap, worn for the defence of the head i"

battle. Fr. Bourguinotte Bulky or Bosky, woody: from the old French word Bose, of which

Bosquet now in use is a diminutive


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A Cade, v. 63. a calk. Lat. Gidus. Alm, when joined to the name

of any beast, it signifies “tame, brought up by hand” Cadis, iii. 257. a galloon or binding made of worsted. A French

word Caliver, the diameter or bore of a gun: thence fometimes the gun

itself. Fr. Colibre A Callat.

This word has two significations : sometimes, a scold, and
sometimes a lewd drab
Candent, hot, scalding
A Cantle, iv. 121. a piece or lump, a division or segment of land, or

other thing. Ital. Cantone. Fr. Canton
A Canzonet, ii, 174. a fung, a ditty. Ital. Canzonetta
Cappochia, vii. 323. a fool! An Italian word
A Carack, iii. 176. a fw, heavy built vessel of burthen, used by

the Spaniards and Portuguese. Ital. Curacca
Caracts, i. 319. characters
A Carkanet, a necklace. Fr. Carcan
A Carle, a clown, a churl
Carrat, the weigkt which distinguishes the fineness of gold, Fr. Carat
A Calk, an helmet. Fr. Casque
Castle, a clofe helmet which covered the whole head
Cataian, i. 199 Cataia is a country on the north of China, which

in the time of Q. Elisabeth,' was reporsed by the first voyager thi-
ther to be rich in gold vre; aad upăn that encouragement many
persons were persuaded to adventure great lums of money in firing
our ships thitler, as for a most gainful trade; but it proved å
notorious deceit and falsehood: bence. Cagaian stands for one of no

credit, a notorious lyar
Catlings, vii. 319. small strings for musical instruments made of cat-

gut Cautel, viii. 28. fraud, deceit, an i!l designing craft, in order lo in

snare. So
Cautelous, vi. 362..crafty, cunning, deceitful. So is the French

Cauteleux always used in a bad fenfe, dangerously artifisial
A Cearment, viii. 103 the wiapping of an embalmed body. Ital.

A Cenier, iv. 242 a plate or dish in which they burnt incense, and at

the bottom of which was usually represented in rude carving the
figure of some faint

Fr. Encenfoir
Charneco, y, 32, a sort of sweet wine. As Charneca is, in Spanish,

the name of a kind ot turpentine tiee, 'tis thought che growth of
it was in some diitriä aboundiiik wi h that tree; or that it had its
name from a certain favour rete mbling it

Chawdron, vi. 273, a dish of meat still used in the northern parts of

England, made of the intrails of a calf. A Chevril, a kid. Fr. Chevreau A Chewet, iv 146. a pye or magpye. Fr. Chouette or Cheucite A Childing, i. 74. teeming, bearing fruit A Chiöppine, viii. 124. a thick piece of cork, bound about with tika

or Gilver, worn by the women in Spain at the bottom of their shoes; to make them appear taller; a tight. heeled shoe, or Nipper. Span.

Chapin A Chough or Cornish chough, a bird which frequents the rocks by the

sea-side, most like to a jackdaw, but big jer Cinque pace, a grave dance so called. Fr. Cinque pas A Cital, iv. 150. a recital, taxation To Clepe, to call Cobloaf, vii. 287. a mis-shapen loaf of bread run out in the baking

into lumps and protuberances Cockle, a weed in corn To Cockle, to shrink, to wrinkle up A Cockney, one born and bred in the city, and ignorant of all things

out of it. Coigne or Coin, a corner. Fr. Coin. Coil, busle, tumult, turmoil. Collied, i. 66. footy, black Comart, a birgain Commere, viii181. a she-gollip To Con, to learn, to know, to understand. To con thanks, mean's

the fame as to give thanks, being to be reckoned a particular phrase,

and indeed a Græcism, xdeer offee To Convent, iii. 152. 10 concuir, to be suitable. Lat. Convenire. To Convince, to overcome; in which sense the Latin word Convinco

is used fometimes To Convive, to fealt together. Lat. Convivere Copatain, ii. 354. copped, high raised, pointed: from Coppe, the

top or point of any thing To Cope, to encounter; also, viii. 63. to invest one's self with, as

with a cope or mantle Cornette, a woman's head-dress for the night. A Corollary, i. 45. an over measure in any thing, or a furplus thrown

in. Fr. Coroilaire. Latin Corollarium A Cofier, a borcher: from the old French Couser, to few To Courb, viii, 152. to bend. Fr, Courber To Cower, to sink or fquat down. Ital. Covore. Fr. Couver To Crash, viii. 12. to be merry over : a Crash being a word still used

in some counties for a merry bout To Craven, vii. 213. to make recreant or cowardly A Creflet, iv, 119. a great light set upon a beacon, ne-house or

watch-tower: from the French word Croisette, a little cross; be.

cause the beacons anciently had crosses on the top of them
Crete, ii. 183. white, Lat. Creta
Cript, vaulted. Lat, Crypja, a vault
Yol. VIII.


A Croan, ii. 230. an old toothless sheep: thence an old woman
Cuisses, iv. 138. armour for the thighs. Fr. Cuissarts
A Cullion, a fool, a dull stupid cuddon. Ital. Coglione
A Cattle, iv. 191, in its proper sense is a sea-filh; which, by throw.

ing out a black juice like ink, fouls the water, and so escapes the filer. Herice, hy metaphor, it is used to signify a foul-mouth'd

fellow Curfeu, the eight o'clock bell. Fr. Couvre feu

D To Daffe, to put by, to turn aside with Night and neglect Dank, moist, damp, wet, rotten To Darraign, v. 114. to range, or put in order. Fr. Arranger A Deck of cards, the same as a pack A Deem, vii. 327. a supposition, a surmise To Defend, viii. 208. to forbid. Fr. Defendere Deftly, nimbly, briskly. Deft, nimble, ready, neat, spruce To Deracinate, to eradicate, to root up. Fr. Deraciner Dewberries, i. 87. strictly and properly are the fruit of one of the

fpecies of wild bramble, called the creeping or the leffer bramble ; but as they stand here among the more delicate fruits, they must be understood to mean rasberries, which are also of the bramble

kind A Dibble, an instrument with which gardeners make holes in the

To Diet, to limit, to controul, to prescribe to
To Difcandy, to dissolve, to melt, to thaw
To Difcomfit, to rout, to overthrow
Dismes, vii. 290. tenths. A French word
To Disperge, to sprinkle, to scatter.

Lat, Dispergo
To dispunge, vii. 143. to squeeze out of a spunge
To Doff

, to put off Draff, iv. 140. walh for hogs

To Drumble, i. 221. to drone, to be sluggish. Ital. Dormigliare Dulcet, sweet. Lat. Dulcis

To Ear or Are, to plow or till. Lat. Aro
Eifel, viii. 179. vinegar
Eld, old times; also, old age
To Elfe, vi. 37. to intangle hair in so intricate a manner, that it is

not to be unravelled. This the vulgar have supposed to be the work of fairies in the night: and all hair fo matted together, hath

had the name of Elfe-locks To Emball, v. 303, to make up into a pack. Fr. Emballer Embarrment, obstacle Embowelled, iii. 18. emptied To Emmew, i. 290, to mew up, to coop up An Engle, ii. 339. a gull, a put, a bubble: derived from the Frenebi

word Eng!uer, which signides to catch with bird-time


Engl. t'ed, iv. 307 swallowed up. Fr, Englouti

To Enlard, to fatien, encourage
To Enmelh, viii. 2 3.0. to entangle in the inelhes of a net
To Enfear, to fear up, to mike dry
To Ensconce, to cover as with a fort, to secure
Enshield, i. 284. lhielded, protected
Ensteeped, viii. 214. lying under water
To Ent-me, ii. 264 to tane, to subdue
To Entraine, to draw, allure
Entremes, vi. 2 72, intrails,
Escoted, viii, 122. penfioned': from the French Escot, a thot or

Exigent, a law-term, a writ sued out when the defendant is not to

be found, being part of the process leading to an outlawry. Shake

fpear uses it for any extremity Expedient, the same as expedicious, Expedience, expedition Exíuffolate, viii, 238. whispered, buzz'd in the ears : from the Italian

verb Suffolare Eyas, or Eyess, a young unfledged hauk; from the Italian Niaso,

which originally signifies any young bird taken from the nest un. fledged; metaphorically a fully fellow. Før Eyas-musket, fee muro

ket An Eyery, an hawk's nest

To Fade, to disappear, to vanish
A Farrow, vi. 274. the litter of a fow
Farfed or Farced, stuff'd out. Fr. Farci
A Farthehor Fardel, a bundle, a pack, a burther. Ital. Fardello
Favour, countenance, visage
Fell, fierce, cruel
A Fell, a skin or hide of a beat. Fell of hair, vi. 293. is the whole

scalp opon which the hair grows
A Fcodary, i. 285. one who holds his effate under the tenure of fuit

and service to a superior lord
Fewness, i. 266. rarity
Fights, i. 205. any nanner of defence, either small arms or cannon
A Fitchew, vl. 70. a polcat
A Flamen, a priest; a Latin word
Flaws, sudden gults of wind. See yol, iv. 222
Flecker'd, viii. 29. fpotted, speckled, fushed with red fpots
Flew'd, i. 104. Flews are the large chaps of a deep-mouth'd hound
To Flicker, vi, 25. to finile
Flouriers, i. 10%, young blossoms, young springing flowers
'To Flout, vi. 234. to dallı a thing in a person's face
'To Foin, to push in fencing
To Furedo, lo undo, to overcome, to lay violent hands upoxi
To Forfend, to prevent, to foroid.
To Foiellow, to delay
Eorted, i. 3.18, fortified, secure


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