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OF OBSOLETE WORDS, AND OF WORDS VARYING FROM THEIR ORDINARY SIGNIFICATION.
| Attornied, supplied by substication or
Audacious, spirited, animated.
Audrey, a corruption of' Ethelren
Awless, tuling to produce awe
Apple-john, an apple that will keep Baccare, stand back, give place Accuse, accusation.
for two years,
Apply, to attend to, consider. Baldrick, a belt.
Approbation, entry or probation. Bulm, the oil of consecration
Bandy, to exchange smartly
Aqua-vitæ, strong waters, probably Bank, to sail itong banks.
B:nquet, a slight repast.
Barbason, the name of a demon.
Earled, warlikely caparisoned.
Bare, to shave. Aery or Aiery, a hawk's or eagle's Argument, subject for conversation, Bare, mire, nest,
Burful, full of impediments.
Barn, or bairn, a child.
Barnacles, a shell-lish.
tlieory; also, theory.
Articulate, to enter into articles. Base, dishonoured.
Lase, a rustic ganie called prison-base.
Bases, a kind of loose breeches worn
by equestrian knights.
Basilisks, a species of cannon.
Basta, 'lis enough.
Bastard, raisin wine,
Dat, a club,
Bute, to fluiter as a hawk.
Astringer, a gentleman falconer. Ballet, an instrument with which
washers used to beat clothes. Airy fame, mere verbnl eulogy Assured, affianced.
Batten, to grow fat.
Ales, instigate from Ate, the goddess Battle, army.
of bloodshed. •
Bawcock, a jolly fellow.
Atomies, minute particles visible in Bay, the space between the main
the sun's rays.
beams of a house.
Bay-curtal, a bay docked horse.
Bay-window, a bow-window.
Beadsmen, religious persons, main.
tained to pray for their benefactor. Attest, attestation.
Beak, the forecastle.
Bear a brain, to perfectly resemble
Attorneyship, the discretional agency Beard, to defy.
Bearing-cloth, a mantle used at chris. (Bow, yoke.
Canary, a dance. tenings. Bolds, erboldens.
Candle wasters, those who sit me Bent, (in lalconry) to Natter. Bollered, bedaubed.
night to drink. Beating, hammering, dwelling upun. Borne in hand, deceived.
Canker, the dog-rose. Beaver, helmet in general.
Bottled-spider, a large bloated spider. Canstick, candlestick. Beck, a salutation made with the head. Boulted, sised.
Bowlins or bowlines, tackle of a ship. Canvas, to sift.
Canvas-climber, a sailor.
Cap, the top, the chief.
Cap, to salute by taking off the cap. Beholding, viewing with regard. Brace, armour for the arm.
| Capa impressure, hollow mart. Behowl, to howl at. Brach, a hound.
Capitulate, to make head against
Capocchia, a sot.
Capon, metaphor for a ketter.
Brake, an instrument of torture; also Captious, capacious. Be-mete, be-measure.
Carack, a ship of great bak Be-moiled, bedraggled, bemired. Brands, a part of the andirons on Caracts, characters, Bending, unequal to the weight. which the wood for the fire was Carbonado, a piece of meat cat craz Benefit, beneficiary.
ways for the gridiron. Bent, utmost degree of any passion, Brasier, a manufacturer of brass ; also, Caru, a sca-chart, perhaps also the Benumbed, inflexible.
a vessel in which charcoal is burnt. compass. Beskrew, may ill befill.
Brare, to dety, also to make fine. Carded, mixed.
Bravely, splendidly, gallanty. Care, inclination.
Careires, the motion of a boxe; t Bestowed, stowed away, lodged. Brawl, a kind of dance.
pass the careires, means to of Bestraught, distrncted. Braxing, harsh, grating.
step the bounds of decorun. Beteem, to give, pourout, permit,suffer. Break, to begin.
Carkanet, a necklace.
Carl, clown, boor.
Break with, to break the matter to. Carlot, peasant. Bias-cheek, swelling out like the bias Breast, voice.
Carnal, sanguinary. of a bowl.
Braathi, speech, also exercise. Carowses, drinks. Bid, to invite.
Breathing-courtesy, mere verbal com- Carriage, import. Bid the buse, to challenge in a contest. pliment.
Carried, conducted. Bifold, two-fold.
Breeched, fonlly sheatheil, mired. Carry, to prevail over. Biggin, a cap.
Breeching, liable to be logged. Cart, a chariot, Bilberry, the whortleberry.
Breated, inured by constant practice. Case, skin, outward garb. Bilbo, u Spanish blade, made at Bilboa, Brenthe, to utter.
Case of lives, a set of lives. Bilbocs, fetters,
Breed-bate, an exciter of quarrels. Casques, belinets. Bill, articles of accusation.
Bribe-buck, a buck sent as a bribe. Crssock, a llorseman's loose cost. Bill, a weapon, formerly carried by Bridal, the nuptial feast.
Cast, to empty; ako to dismiss, reject.
Castilian, an opprobrious term.
tempt. Bisso?, blind. Brogues, a kind of shoes,
Cast-lips, les off lips. Blank, the white mark in a target. Broken, communicated.
Cast the water, to find out disordens ty Bank and level, mark and aim, (terms Proker, a match-maker, a procuress. inspecting the urine. of gumery.) Broochied, adorned.
Cataian, a liar. Blaze of youth, the spring of early life. Brought, attended.
Catling, a small lutestring, made of cat Blear, to deceive.
Brow of youth, the height of youth. gut.
Cavalero.justice, a cant term.
Brownist, a follower of Brown, a sec. Cavaleroes, gay fellows. Blind worms, the cæcilia, or slow. tarian,
Caviare, too good for, or above the cra. worm.
Bruising-irons, an allusion to the an. prehension of; so called from : Blood-boliered, dnubed with blood. cient mace.
delicacy made of the roe osts Blown, pulli-d-up, swollen. Bruit, report with clamour.
geons, eaten by the quality. Blows, swells.
Brusl of time, decay of time. Cautel, subtlety. Bloody, sanguine.
Bug, bugbears, false terrors. Cautel or candle, the corner, or piese Blue caps, the Scotch.
Bumbard, a large drinking vessel. of any thing.
Cautelous, insidious, cautious.
Cearment, the wrapping of an embalmtempt. Burgonet, a helmet.
ed body. Board, to accost. Busky, woody.
Cease, decease. Bobl), to trick.
Bull-shatt, an arrow to shoot at shasts Censure, to give an opinion. Bodged, boguled, clumsy.
Centuries, companies of an hundred Bodkin, a small dagger. Buxom, obedient.
men each. Bolted, sifted. By’rlaken, by our lady.
Ceremonious, superstitious. Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in which
Certes, certainly. the meal is bolted.
Cess, measure, tax or subsidy. Bombard, or bumbard, a barrel. Caddis, worsted lace.
Chair, throne. Bombast, the stuffing of clothes. Cade, a barrel.
Chaliced, i. e. flowers, w
caps, Bona-robas, strumpets. Cadent, falling.
calir. Bond, bounden duty. Cage, a prison.
Challenge, the right of refusing ajar Bony or bonny, handsome. Cain-coloured, yellow.
man. Book, paper of conditions. Caitiff, & scoundrel.
Chamber, ancient name for Lopda; Boot, profil, something over and above. Calculate, to foretell.
also, a piece of ordnance.
Champian, an open country,
Chantry, a small chapel in a cathedral
Charactery, the matter with which
is supposed to have kept his court. Chares, task-work,
Charge-house, free school
Coster-monger, a dealer in costers or
Cote, to overtake.
Cotid, quoted, regarded.
Cotsale, Cotswood in Gloucester.
Couch, to lie with.
Count, to reckon upon.
Countenance, favour; also, false ap.
Counter, a hunting term,
Counter-caster, one who reckons with
Counter-check, a term in chess.
Counterfeit, a portrait.
County, count, carl.
Courses, the mains il and foresail.
Compassed window, a bow-window. Court confeci, a spurious nobleman.
Court holy-water, Ilattery.
Composition, bargain; also, consis. Cower, to sink down.
Cowlstafl, at statl' used in carrying a
Coord, yielded reluctantly.
Coystril, ia coward cock, i poliroon.
Cozier, 1 tailor, a botcher.
Crimk , windings.
Concent, connected harmony. Cranking or crankling, the rush of a
Crare, a small trading vessel.
Crasli, to be merry over.
Craven, a cowardly cock, mean, cow.
Creatt', compounded, made up of.
Credit, account, information, credulity
Cress is, lights set upon a beacon.
Crest, the summit,
Crestless, those who have no right to
Crisp, curled, winding.
Crossis, money staniped with a cross,
Crow-keeper, a scurecrow.
Crownet, last purpose.
Contraction, marriage contract. Crulentious, cruel.
Crusado, a Portuguese coin.
Crush, to drink.
Cry, a pack of hounds.
Convents, agrees, is convenient, Cry aim, to chicourage.
Crystals, the eyes.
Conversion, change of condition. Cul-drawn, alluding to a bear whose
duys are dry.
Cue, a dicatrical terin, the last word
of the preceding speech.
Cuisses, armour for the thighs.
Cullion, a paltry filow.
Conveyed himself, derived his title. Cunning, knowledge.
Convicted, overpowered, batiled Curb), to bend or truckle.
Curiosity, curiousness, finical delicacy
Cursed, under the influence of a malo
Curst, petulant, ill tempered, crabbed,
Curiail, a little cur.
Curtal, a docked horse.
Curtle-axe, a cutlass, broad-sword.
Customer, a strumpet.
Cul, a horse.
Cut and longtail, poor and rich. Disnatured, wanting natural affection. Empery, sovereign power.
Endart, to dart forth.
Enfeorf, to invest with possession
Engross, to falten.
Engaged, delivered 29 an hostage. Danger, control.
Dissemble, to gloss over, disguise. Engrossments, accumulation. Dank, wet, rollen.
Dissernbling, pulung dissimilar things Enkindle, to stimulate. Danskers, natives of Denmark.
Enmesh, to inclose, as in meshes. Darkling, in the dark. Distained, unstained.
Ennew, (in falconry) to force to a Darraigu, to arrange.
Distaste, to corrupt.
to fortify. Day-light, broad day. Distraught, distracted.
Enseamed, greasy. Day-woman, dairyingid.
Distractions, detachments, separate Enseer, to dry up. Dealt, fought by proxy.
Enshield, concealed. Dear, immedinte, consequential. Divert, to turn aside.
Ensteeped, immersed, Dearn, direful, lonely, solitary. Division, a terin in music.
Entertainment, pay; also, being te Death-tokens, spots on those infected voll, lo put off.
ceived into service. with the plague. Lole, alms, distribntion, lot.
Entreatments, favows; also, object Death's-inan, executioner. Dolphill, the Dauphin.
Envy, aversion, malice.
Eplesian, a cant term.
Erring, trrant, wandering.
Escape, illcgitimate child.
Escoted, paid. mar) from first to last,
Double vouchers, a law term Esil, or Eisel, a river.
Esperance, mouw of the Percy famig
Essential, existent, real.
Down-kyved, lianging down, like what Estimate, price. Defeat, to free, to disembarrass,
contines the sellers round ihe ancles. Estamation, conjecture. Deftature, alteration of features. Draught, the jak s.,
Even, to make even, or evident. Delily, adroitly, dexterously.
Drawn fox, one which is trailed over Even christian, fellow-clirisinn. Defy, to reject.
the ground, to deceive the hounds. Evils, jakes. Degrees, sleps. Draclımı, a Greek coin.
Exaniined, doubted. Delay, to let slip.
Dressings, appearances of virtue. Excellent 4 (Turcaces, distinguishes Demerits, merits. Drew, assembled.
cellencits. Deinurely, solemnly.
Drive, to tly with impetiiosity. Excrement, the beard.
Execute, to itse, or enrplos.
Ducdarne, (quc ad me) bring him 10 Exhale, to breathe one's last. Deny, to refuse.
ine, the burt'ten of a song,
Exhaust, to draw forth,
Dudgeon, the handle of a dagger Exhibition, allowance.
Exigent, end, exigenes.
Exorcisin, the ruising of spirits.
Expediently, expeditiously. term in inusic. Dunb), to make silent.
Expostulate, to discuss. Descrved, dezerving.
Durance, some lasting kind of stuff. Exsufllicate, bubble-like. Design, to mark out.
Extend, to seize. Despatchai, berdi.
Extent, violence, seizure.
Fager, (from aigre, Fr.) sour, harsh. Extern, external,
Expiate, to end.
Express, to reveal.
Extracting, distracting. Digression, transgression.
Effects, afiictions; also, actions, deeds Extravagunt, wundering, Dildo3, the burthen of u song.
Eyas musket, a young hawk
Eld, old time; also, aged persons. Erne, eyes.
Eyry, a nest of hawks.
Ell, done by elves, or fuiries. Eysel, vinegar,
Elvish-Inarked, marked by elves.
the emblem of royalty.
Face, to carry a foolish appearanca Diseases, sayings. Embare, to expose.
Face-royal, a privileged lace. Disgrace, hardship, injury.
Embarquemenis, impediments, Facinorous, wicked.
Embossed, inclosed, swollen, puffy. Fact, guilt.
Faculty, exercise of power
Fadge, to suit,
Fadings, a dance.
Generous, nobly bort.
Gennets, Spanish horses,
Genue, noble, high-bora.
Flourish, to ornament ; also, to sanc- German, akin. Faltors, traitors.
Germins, seeds begun to sprout
Gest, a stage or journey.
Gib, a cat.
Giglot, a wanton.
Gilder, a coin, value 2s.
Gilt, gold money.
Gimmal, a ring or engine.
: Fond, foolish.
Ging, a gang. Fang, to seize.
Fools' zanies, baubles surmounted with Gird, a sarcasm. Fans, ancient
a fool's head.
Glaire, a sword.
Gleek, to joko.
Glib, to geld.
Gloze, to expound.
Glut, to swallow. Fashions, the forcens, a disease of Fordid, destroyed.
God 'ield you, God yield you.
Good-den, good evening.
Good-jer, the venereal disease
Gossamer, atoms that float in the sun
Go your gait, go away.
Grained, furrowed, like the grain of
wood; also, died ingrain.
Gramercy, great thanks.
Grange, a lone farm house
Gratulate, to be rejoiced in.
Grave-man, a man in his grave.
Friend, for friendship, to befriend. Graves or Greaves, leg-armour
Greek, a bawd.
Green-sleeves, an old song.
Grise or Grize, a step.
Grossly, palpably. conceal the men from the enemy. Frush, to break or bruise
Groundlings, those who sat or stood
on the ground in the old theatres ;
the common people.
Fulfilling, filling to the brim Guerdon, a reward,
Gules, (in heraldry) red.
Gull, the swallow, the throat artful. Furnished, dressed.
Guiled, treacherous. Fine issues, great consequences.
Guinea-hen, a prosutute. Fineless, boundless, endless.
Gun-stones, cannon balls.
Gurnet, a fish.
Gad, a sharp-pointed instrument. Gust, to taste. Fire-drake, will-o'-the-wisp, or a fire. Gain-giving, miegiving
Gyve, to shackle. work. Gamester, a wanton.
Hack, to become cheap.
Haggard, wild; also, wild hawk.
Hair, complexion, or character.
Hall ! make room.
Harlocks, wild mustard.
Harlot, a male cheat.
Harry, tó harrass.
Halcyon, a birde