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Penthesilea, an Amazon.
P. Pack, to bargain with. Pack, an accomplice. Packing, plotting, fraud. Paddock, a toad. Pagan, a dissolute person. Pageant, a dumb-show. Paid, punished. Palabras, words. Pale, dominions. Pale, to encircle with a crown. Pall, to wrap, to invest. Palled, vapid. Palmers, pilgrims. Palmy, victorious. Palter, to juggle, to cheat. Paly, pale. Pang, to afflict. Paper, to commit to writing. Parcel, part; to reckon up. Parcel-gilt, partially gilt. Parish-top, a large top, formerly
kept in every village, to be
whipped for exercise. Parle, parley. Parlous, perilous, shrewd. Part, to depart. Parted, endowed, shared. Particular, private. Partizan, a pike. Parts, party. Pash, to strike ; a head. Pashed, crushed. Pass, to decide, assure, convey. Pass on, to decide. Passed, eminent. Passing, surpassing. Passion, suffering. Passionate, grieving. Passioning, being in a passion. Passy-measure, a dance. Paritor, an apparitor, or officer of
the bishop's court. Pastry, the pastry-room. Patch, a fool. Patched, in a fool's coat. Path, to walk. Pathetical, affecting. Patient, to soothe. Patine, a dish used with the cha
lice in administering the Eu
Pied ninny, a fool.
Polack, a Polander.
to a theatre.
Puke, a sort of russet colour.
ledge. Putter-out, one who lends money
on interest. Putting-on, incitement. Puttock, a hawk.
Q. Quail, to sink, to faint, to be van
quished. Quaint, fantastical, also graceful. Quaintly, skilfully. Quaked, terrified. Qualify, to lessen, moderate. Quality, confederates, condition. Quarrel, a quarreller. Quarry, the game after it is killed. Quart d'écu, the fourth of a French
Rib, to enclose.
Rank, rate or pace.
Quat, a pimple.
S. Sacarson, the name of a bear. Sacred, accursed. Sacrificial, worshipping. Sacring-bell, the bell announcing
the approach of the host. Sad ostent, with a grave appear
Sagg, or swagg, to sink down.
apart for corn and grass. Sewer, the placer of the dishes. Shame, modesty. Shard-borne, borne on scaly wings. Shards, beetles' wings. Shards, broken pots or tiles. Shark up, to pick up. Shaven Hercules, Samson. Sheen, shining, gay. Sheer, transparent. Shent, to scold, rebuke. Sherris, sherry. Shive, a slice. Shog, to go off. Shotten, projected. Shotten-herring, a herring that
Shoulder-clapper, a bailiff.
the game of shovel-board.
helmet. Silly, simple truth. Sinew, strength. Single, weak. Sink-a-pace, or cinque-pace, name
of a dance. Sir, the title of a parson. Sister, to imitate or re-echo. Sith, since. Sithence, thence. Sizes, allowances of victuals. Skain's-mates, kin's-mates. Skill, reason. Skills not, is no importance. Skinker, a tapster. Skirr, to scour. Slave, to treat with indignity. Sleave, the knotty part of silk. Sledded, carried on a sledge. Sleided, untwisted. Sleights, tricks. Slip, counterfeit coin. Slips, a contrivance in leather, to
start two dogs at the same
time. Sliver, to slice. Slops, loose breeches. Slough, the skin which the serpent
annually throws off. Slower, more serious. Slubber, to do carelessly, to ob
Sorel, a deer during his third
chine. Sticklers, arbitrators, judges, par
tisans, umpires. Stigmatic, marked with deformity,
fencing Stuff, baggage, substance or es
ples. Tassel-gentle, or Tercel-gentle,
a species of hawk. Tasked, taxed. Taurus, sides and heart in medical
astrology. Tawdry, necklaces worn by coun
try girls. Tawney-coat, the dress of an ap
paritor. Taxation, censure,
satire. Tear a cat, to bluster, Teen, grief, trouble. Temper, to mould. Temperance, temperature. Tend, attend. Tender, to regard with affection. Tent, to take up residence, to
search. Tercel, the male hawk. Terms, the phraseology of courts. Tested, attested, brought to the
test. Testerned, gratified with a tester,
or sixpence. Tetchy, touchy, peevish. Tether, a string by which
animal is fastened. Tharborough, a constable. Theorick, theory. Thews, muscular strength. Thick-pleached, thickly inter
tarius, in the Zodiac.
holes. Troll, to sing trippingly. Trossers, trousers, Trot, a term of contempt. Trow, to imagine. Trundle-tail, a dog. Trusted, thrusted. Try conclusions, to try experi
ments. Tub-fast, the sweating process
in disease. Tucket, or tucket sonnuance, a
flourish on a trumpet. Tup, a ram. Turre, to whisper. Turleygood, or Turlupin, a gipsy. Twangling jack, a scurvy musi
cian. Twicken-bottle, a wickered bottle. Twigging, wickered. Tything, a district.
Stuffed sufficiency, ample abili
ties. Subscription, obedience. Success, succession. Sudden, violent. Sufficiency, abilities. Suggest, to tempt. Suggestion, temptation. Suited, dressed. Sumpter, a horse that carries ne
cessaries on a journey. Superfluous, overclothed. Supposed, counterfeit. Surreined, overridden. Suspire, to breathe. Surcease, an end. Suspect, suspicion. Swart, dark brown. Swashing, bullying. Swath, grass cut at one stroke. Sway, weight. Sweeting, an apple. Sweltered, weltered. Swift, ready. Swinge-bucklers, riotous fellows. Swounded, swooned. Swoop, the descent of a bird of prey.
T. Table, the palm of the hand. Table, a picture. Tables, tablets, memorandum
U. Umber, a dusky-coloured earth. Umbered, discoloured. Unaccustomed, unseemly. Unaneled, without extreme unc
Thill, the shafts of a cart.
for driving piles.
worldly craft. Uncurrent, irregular. Undercraft, to wear beneath the
crest. Under generation, the antipodes. Undergo, to be subject to. Under-skinker, a tapster. Understand, stand under. Undertaker, the defender of an
other's quarrel. Underwrite, to subscribe, to obey. Uneath, scarcely. Unexpressive, inexpressible. Unfair, to deprive of beauty. Unhaired, youthful. Unhappy, unlucky, mischievous. Unhoused, free from domestic
Vail, to bow, to sink, to conde
scend to look. Vailing, lowering. Vain, vanity. Vain, lying Valanced, fringed with a beard. Vanity, illusion. Vantage, opportunity, advantage. Vantbrace, armour for the arm. Varlet, a servant. Vast, waste, dreary. Vaunt, the avant, the forepart. Vaward, the forepart. Velure, velvet. Vent, rumour. Ventages, holes of a flute. Verbal, verbose. Verify, to bear witness. Venew, a bout (in fencing). Veneys, hits. Vengeance, mischief. Veronese, a ship from Verona. Versing, writing verses. Very, immediate, Via, a cant phrase of exultation. Vice, the fool of the old morali
Waist, that part of a ship between
the quarter-deck and the fore
castle. Waist, the middle. Walk, a district in a forest. Wanned, pale. Wannion, vengeance.. Wanton, an effeminate man, or
loose woman. Wappened, decayed, diseased. Ward, posture of defence. Ward, guardianship. Warden, a pear. Warder, a sentinel. Warn, summon. Warp, to change from the natural
state. Wassel-candle, a candle used at
festivals. Wassels, rustic revelry. Watch, a watch-light. Water-work, water-colours. Wax, to grow. Waxen, increase. Waxen, soft, yielding. Wear, the fashion. Wee, very little. Weeds, clothing. Ween, to imagine. Weigh, to value or esteem, to de
liberate. Weird, prophetic. Welkin, the sky. Welkin-eye, blue eye. Well-found, of acknowledged ex
cellence. Well-a-near! lack-a-day! Well-liking, plump. Wend, to go. Westward hoe, the name of a play
acted in Shakspere's time. Wether, used for a ram. Whelked, varied with protube
rances. Whe'r, whether. Where, whereas. Whiffer, an officer who walks first
in processions. Whiles, until. Whinidst, mouldy. Whip, the crack, the best. Whipstock, the carter's whip. Whirring, hurrying. Whist, being silent. White, the white mark in the target. White-death, the green sickness. Whiting-time, bleaching-time. Whitsters, linen-bleachers. Whittle, a pocket-knife. Whooping, measure and reckon
Unhouselled, without having the
Unimproved, not guided by know
ledge or experience. Union, a species of pearl. Unkind, unnatural. Unlived, lifeless. Unlustrous, without lustre. Unmanned, a term in falconry. Unmastered, licentious. Unowed, unowned. Unpregnant, not quickened. Unproper, common. Unqualitied, unmanned. Unquestionable, averse to con
versation. Unready, undrest. Unrespective, inattentive to con
sequences. Unrest, disquiet. Unrough, beardless. Unsisting, unresisting, unfeeling. Unsmirched, undefiled. Unsquared, unadapted. Unstanched, incontinent. Untempering, not softening. Untented, not probed, virulent. Untraded, not in common use.
Vie, to brag, or contend in ri
valry. Viewless, invisible. Villain, a worthless fellow, also a