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Mobled, or Mabled, viii. 126. veiled
Modero, common, ordinary, vulgar
A Moldwarp, a mole
A Mome, iji

. 176. a dull stupid blockhead, a stock, a post. This owes its original to the French word Momon, which fignifies the gaming at dice in masquerade ; the custom and rule of which is, that a Itriát silence is to be observed ; whatsoever sum one stakes, another covers, but not a word is to be spoken; from hence also

comes our word Muum! for filence A Mooncalf, an idiot Mullid, vi 373. softened and dispirited, as wine is when burnt and

sweetened. Latin Mollitus
A Mu.nmer, vi. 324. a masker. Mummerie, masquerading. Fr,

A Mure, a wall. Latin Murus
Murk, darkness. Murry, dark
A Musket, a male hawk of a small kind, the female of which is the

sparrow-hawk; fo that Eyas Muilket; i. 218. is a young unfledged

male bawk of that kind. Fr, Mouchet
A Mufs, vii, 132, a scramble

Nayward, “ to th' nayward,” ïïi. 222. to the side of denial, towards

ihe laying Nay
A Nay ward, 1. 106. the same as by-word; a word of contempt: al-

to a word secretly agreed upon, as among soldiers, for the distins

guilhing friends from foes
A Neafe, or Neite, or Neive, a fost
A Neb, üi. 211. the bill or beak of a bird
Nick, out of all wick,” i. 164, out of all count; i.e. extravagant.

ly. A phrase taken from accounts when calculations were made by

nicking on numbers upon a stick
Nine mens morris, a kind of rural chess
A Nole, i. 89. a noddle

Ocillades, glances. Fr. Ocillades
An Opal, iii. 109, a precious stone reflecting almost all colours. Fr.

Opale. Lat. O palus
Orgillous, vii. (Prol. to Tr. and Cres), proud. Fr. Orgueilleux
Orts, scraps, fragnients, leavings
Osprey, vi. 379, the sea-eagle ; of which it is reported, that when he

hovers in the air, all ihe fish in the water underneath turn up their
bellies, and lie fiili for him to seize which lie plcafes. One of ihe
names of this bird is lifraga, from which by corruption is deduced
Ojprey. See Gefier, and William Turner. The nam.c in Pliny is

Haliactos Au Oftent, a shew, an outward appearance. Lat. Olientus To Overween, to reach beyond the truth of any thing in thoughi,

cfpeciaily in the opinion of a man's self

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Ouphe, the same as Elfe, from which it is a corruption, a fairy, a hob

goblin Ouphen, elfish, of fairy kind An Ouzie, a blackbird Owches, iv. 189. bofes or buttons of gold set with diamonds. The

word is mentioned in an old Itatute of Henry VIII. made against

excess in apparel ; it is also used by Charcer and Spencer To Owe, is very frequently used for poffefs; to be the owner of ;

especially where the author would imply an absolute right or property in the thing posfelled

P A Paddock, a toad, or frog Palabras, ii. 43. o'my word. Span. Palabra. Pocas Palabras,

ii. 289. few words Pale-clipt, i. 45. inclosed or feoced with pales A Palliament. vi. 169. a robe. Ital. Paliami nto A Pantaloon, ii. 246. a man's garment anciently worn, in which the

breeches and stockings were all of a piece. Fr. Pantalon A Pantler, the officer in a great family who keeps the bread. Fr..

Panetier To Pantler, vii. 145. to run after one like a footman To Paragon, to compare. Fr. Paragonner; also to equal, viü. 213. A Paragon, a compleat model or pattern A Para:or, the same as apparator or apparitor; an officer belonging to

the fpiritual courts, who carries fummons, and serves procelles To Parget, to daub or plaister over Parilet, iii, 23.0, a name given to a hen; the original signi&cation being

a ruff, or band, or covering for the neck a Pash, ii'. 210. a kiss. Span. Paz. La paz de Judas," is a phrase

with the Spaniards, by which they express treachery. To Palh, to dash, Patens, ii. 134. a round plate of gold borne in heraldry; the cover of

the facramental cup A Peit, a skin or hide. Lat. Pellis Pelting (a pelting village, a pelting farm), has the fame fease as beg

garly. There is a rot among Theep, particularly called the Peli-10? ; which is, when the Meep from proverty and ill-keeping firtt lose their wool, and then die. This word comes from Peli, a kiss; the

poor being generally, clothed in leather Perdy, vi. 40. an oaih. Fr. Par Dieu Periapts, iv. 396. amulets;. charms worn as preservatives against diso

cases or mischief. Gr. Mecánlæ, Pro amuleto appendo.” Stepb. A Pet, a lamb taken into the house, and brought up by hand; a cadc

lamb. A Petar, viii. 153. a kind of little cannon filled with powder, and

used for the breaking daun the gates of a town, and for counter-

mining. Fr. Petard Picked, tha:p, smart, fr. Piqué. Pegbt, pilehed, placed, fixed

A Pike, vi. 300. a fork
A Pilcher, a furr'd gown or case, any thing lined with fur; a cloak or

coat of skins Pin, vi. 55. a horny induration of the membranes of the eye Pink, i. 205. a vesel of the small craft, employed as a carrier (and

so called) for merchants A Pix, iv. 286. a little chest or box wherein the consecrated host is

kept in Roman Catholic countries Lat. Pixis Plage, vi. 12. place, country, or boundary. Lat. Plaga Piarched gate, i. 303. a gate of boards To Plash to reduce into order the largest and most riotous plants in a

hedge, by cutting deep into their bodies, to make them bend down, and then interweaving them with the lower parts of the hedge. The original and true word is to Pleach, by vulgar use pronounced

Plasa To Pleach, to twist together, to interweave Point-device, ii. 257. exact to the greatest nicety. Fr. A points de.

vises. The expression is used by Chaucer Poild, vi. 373. shaven Pomander, jj. 269. a little round ball of perfumes. Fr. Pomme

d'ambre Pomwater, iii. 269. a very large apple A Precisian, i. 196. one who professes great fancity, a ghostly father

a spiritual guide
Prime, viii, 244. prompt; from the Celtique or British Prim
Primero, a game at cards. Span: Primera
A Prizer, ii.

235. a prize. fighter
To Procter, vii. 160. to plead by an advocate
Proface, iv. 238 much good may do you! Ital. Profaccia
To Propend, vii. 294. to lean more, to incline more favourably.

Lat. Propendeo Properties, a term much used at the playhouses for the habits andim

plements necesary for the representation ; and they who furnish them, are called Property-men. This seems to have arisen from that sense of the word Property, which fignifies a blind, a tool, a

To Purfle, to over-lay with tinsel, gold thread, bc. Fr. Pourfiler
A Puttock, a kitc

A Quah, a gudgeon, (Gobio capitatus. Skin.); and a gudgeon is of

ten used in a figurative fense for a soft casy fool, ready to swallow

ang bait laid for him To Quail, to droop, to lảnguish, to faint A Quarrel, v 302 a large arrow so called Quatch, iii. 25. fquat or dat Qucafy, vi. 29. sickih, nauseating A Quell, vi. 24% a murtherous conquest. In the common accepte.

tion, to quell, significs to fubdue any way; but it comes from a Saxon word, which signifies to kill

A Quern, a churn ; also a mill
A Quest, vi. 70. a lamentation, a complaint. Lat. Questu!
A Questant or Quester, one who goes in quest of any thing
Quill, (" deliver our fupplications in quill,” v. 13 ); this may be
Tupposed to have been a phrase formerly in use, and the same with

the French en quille, which is said of a man when he stands upright upon his feet, without stirring from the place. The proper sense of Quille in the French is a nine.pin ; and in some parts of England nine-pins are still called Cayls; which word is used in the statute 33. Henry VIII. cap. 9. Quille in the old British language also lignifies

any piece of wood set upright. Quillets, quibbles, querks, subtilties; law.chicane, a false charge, or

an'evalive answer. Quips, i. 162. gibes, Aouts A Quintain, ii. 228. a butt, a post, or the figure of a man set up in

wood for the purpose of military exercises, throwing darts, breaking

Jances, or running a tilt against it. Fr. Quintaine To Quote, to understand, to interpret, to rute, to estimate, to reckon.


The Rack, vii. 547. viü. 126. the course or driving of the clouds ;'

the vestige of an embodied cloud, which hath been broken and dis

sipated by the wind Raied, blotted, stained, fouled: the same as Beraied, which is the

term more known of late days. Fr. Rayé Ralh, iv. 223. dry To Rate, ij. 45. to rail or revile Raught the same as reached To Ravin, to snatch or devour greedily A Raze of ginger, iv. 96. this is the Indian word for a bale, and must

be distinguiched from Race, which significs a single root of ginger Rear-mice or Rere-mice, bats Rebato, ii. 40. an ornament for the neck, a collar band or kind of

ruff Fr. Rabat. Menage faith it comes from Rabattre, to put back; because it was at krst nothing but the collar of the shirt or

Thift turned back towards the shoulders A Recheate, ii. 7. a particular left in upon the horn to call dogs back

from the scent; from the old French word Recet, which was used

in the same fenfe as Retraite Rechless or Reckless, regardless, negligent To Reck, to regard, to care, to be anxious about, to regret the loss

of Reechy or Reeky, smoaky, or foiled with smoak, or a dark yellow;

thence also sweaty or filthy with sweat Reed, lcflon, doctrine, counfel Reer, vi. 38. flow, backward, unwilling to Thew itself Reguerdon, iv. 370. recompence To Rein, to curb, to restrain 'To Releve, i. 64. to heighten, to add to. Fr. Rclever To Renege, vi. 34. to renounce. Span. Renegér

Ribuud, debauched, abandoned, prostituted, a luxurious squanderer.

Fr. Ribaud
Ribi, iv. 107. drink away! Italian. The imperative mood of Rio

bere, which is the fam: as Ribevere, to drink again
Riggish, wanton
Rigol, iv. 226. a circle ;- from the Italian Rigole, which fignifies

little round wheel or trundle
Roisting, vii, 295. blustering, swaggering
A Rood, a cross
A Rowse, viii. 94. the same as a carowse
Roynish, mangy, scabby, Fr. Rogneux-
A Ruddock, vii. 232. a robin red breast
Rudelby, iii. 136. rude companion, rude fellow!
A Runnion or Ronyon, a icabby or mangy man or woman. Fr.

Rogneux and Rogneuse
· Ruth, pity, compassion

Sacring-bell, v. 326. the little bell which is rung in the procession of

the host, to give notice of its approach, or to call io some hoiy
office. From the French word Sacrer, to consecraie or dedicate to

the service of God Sad is frequently used for grave, sober, serious To Sagg, is (properly) to sink on one side, as weights do when they

are not balanced by equal weights on ihe other Sallet or Salade, v. 77. a helmet. Corrupted from Celata, a helmet,

(says Skinner,) “ quia galeæ cælatæ fuerunt.” Span. Celada. Fr.

Saltier, iii. 201 a term in heraldry; one of the ordinaries in form

of St Andrew's cross
Sanded, i. 104. of a fandy colour, which is one of the colours be.

longing to a true blood-hound San Domingo, iv. 239. Si Dominick. Span. Sans, without. A French word A Saw, a wise saying, a proverb "Say, vi. 91. ellay. Fr. Ejai To Scan, to canvass, to examine, to weigh and consider well ang

business Scarfed, ii. 95. pieced or joined close together; a term used by the


shipbuilders Scathe, harm, hurt, mischief, damage. Scaiheful, mischievous A Sconce, a furt, a fo: tress; alio a man's head. A Score, i. 56. account; not the number twenty To Scotch, to liack, to cut, to bruise, to crush. Ital. Schiacciare Scroyles, iii, 3 10. the disease called the king's evil. Fr. Escroüelles ;

here given as a nime of contempt and abuse to the men of Aus

giers; as we fometimes (eurriloily call men fiabs To Scutch, iv. 208. to switch, to whip, to scourge. Ital Scuticare Scam, vii. 300. tallow, fat A Sea-mall, a kind of gull, a bird haunting the sea-coasts



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