Imatges de pÓgina

Having, estale or fortune. Imp out, to supply the deficienHaught, baughty.

cy, a phrase from falconry. Hay, a term in fencing. Impair, unsuitable to the digHearted throne, the heart in nity.

which thou wast enthroned. Impawn, to engage; the moHebenon, henbane.

dern word is to commit one's Hefted, beaved, agitated.

self. Hefts, beavings.

Imperious, sometimes used for Hell, a cant name for a dungeon i inperial. in a prison.

Imperseverant, ill perseverent, Hence, henceforward.

or perseverant. Henchman, page of honour. Impress, a device, or motto. Hent, to seize or take posses- Incarnardine, stained of a flesh sion, to take bold of.

colour, or red. Herb of grace, rue.

Inclips, embraces. Hermits, beadsmen.

Incony, tine, or pretty, a term Hest, for bebest, command. of endearment. Highl, called.

Indent, bargain, or article. Hilding, or bilderling, a low Indues, subdues. wretch.

Indued, inured, or formed by Hoar, hoary, mouldy.

nature. Hob-nob, let it happen or not. Indurance, delay, procrastinaHold, i.e. rumour, to believe it. tion. Hold taking, bear handling. Inhibit, for inhabit, or to forHoodman-blind, blind-man's bid, or decline, as a person buff.

refusing a challenge. Horologe, clock.

In hooped, enclosed, confined. Hoses, lo hox, or hoagh, to cui Initiate, young, just initiated. the hamstring.

Ink-horn mate, a bookman. Hull, to drive to and fro apon Inkle, a species of tape, or

the water, without sails or worsted. rudder.

Insculped, engraved. Humming, overwhelming. Insconce, to fortify. Hunt-counter, a blunderer, Intention and intentively, for worthless fellow, probably attention, attentively. bailiff.

Interessed, interested. Hunts-up, a morning hunting Intrenchant, that which cantune.

not be cut. Hurly, noise.

Intrinse, intricate, or intrinseHurtle, to dash, or push vio- cate, ravelled. lently.

Inward, sometimes for an inHyen, hyæna.


Journal, daily. Jauncing, jaunting.

Irk, to make uneasy: Jay, a bad woman.

Irregulous, lawless, licentions. Ice-brook, i. e. temper, tem- Iteration, citation, or repeti

pered by being plunged into an ice-brook.

Jump, sometimes to agree with, Jesses, straps of leather lied to suit.

about the foot of a hawk to Justicer, a justice.
hold her in hand.

Juvenal, a young man.
Jet, to strat, to walk proudly.
Ignomy, ignominy.

Keech, a lump or mass of talJig, a ludicrous dialogue in low metre.

Keel, to cool. Imbare, to lay open, or expose. Kernes, light-armed soldiers. Immanity, barbarity, savage- See Gallow-glasses.

Key-cold, as cold as iron, a key Immediacy, proximity without of whicb is used to stop small intervention.




Kickey-rictsy, a ludicrous Lined, delineated. name for a wife.

Line, genealogy. Kiln-hole, the place into which Link, a torch, used to make old

coals are put under a stove. hats black. Kirtle, a sort of garment. Linstock, the staff to which the Knap, to break short.

match is fixed, when ordKnotts, figures in to wbich part nance is fired.

of a garden was disposed. List, the bound or limit. Known, sometimes for been ac- Lither, flexible, or yielding. quainted.

Loach, a very small fish, ex

ceedingly prolific. Laced mutton, cant name for a Lob, an epithet implying dollcourtesan.

Dess and inactivity. Lackeying, floating backwards Lock, a particular lock of hair, and forwards.

called a love-lock. Lag, the fag-eud.

Lockram, a kind of linen. Lakin, ladykin, or little lady. Lode-star, leading star,, the Lances, lance-men.

pole-star. Land-damn, probably, to ba- Loggats, a game played with nish from the land.

bowl and pins. Land-rakers, wanderers on Longing, for longed, wished , foot.

or desired. Lapsed in time, having suffered Longly, longiugly, time to slip.

Loofed, brought close to the Latch, to lay hold of.

wind. Lated, belated, benighted. Loon, a base fellow. Latten, lathy, thin.

Looped, full of apertures. Lavolt, a dance.

Lop, the branches. Laund, lawn.

Lordings, the diminutive of Lay, a wager.

lord. Leaguer, a name for a camp. Lover, sometimes ased for misLeasing, falsehood.

tress. Leavened, matured, prepared. Lowon, a sorry fellow. Leech, physician.

Lowted, treated with CODLeer, feature, complexion, or

tempt. colour.

Lozel, a worthless fellow. Leet, court-leel, a petty coart Lunes, lopacy, frenzy. of justice.

Lurch, to purloin, to deprive. Leg, obeisance to my father. Lush, a dark full colour. Legerity, lightness, nimble- Lustic, cheerful, pleasant. pess.

Dutch. Leiger, a resident, or resident

Lym, or lyme, a bloodhound. ambassador. Leman, a lover, or mistress.

Mace, sceptre. Lenten, short and spare. Magot-pie, magpie. L'enroy, a term borrowed from

Magnifico, a chief man in Vethe old French poetry.

nice. Lewd, sometimes ineans idle. Mailed, wrapt up, bandled op. Libbard, leopard.

covered with mail. Liberty, for libertines, or liber- Main descry, the main body is tinism.

descried. Liefest, dearest.

Male, male parent. Liter, a thief.

Malich, a wicked art. Spar. Limbeck, a vessel to emit fumes Malkin, a kitchen webch, or

scullion, a trull. Limbo-patrum, in confinement. Maltworms, tipplers. Limed, enspared, as with bird-Mammering, hesitating, stamlime.

mering; Limits, estimates, or outlines, Mammocked, cat in pieces. rough sketches.

Mammets, puppets.

aud vapours.

Manage, conduct, administra- Momentary, short, momentary tion.

Monster, to make monstrous. Mandragora, a plant of sopo- Moonish, variable. rific virtue.

Mope, to be stupid or foolish. Mandrake, a root, supposed to Mopes and mowes, wry faces

have the shape of a man, and and mockings. to groan when pulled from Mort, i. e. of the deer, a tune the ground.

on the death of the deer. Mankind, i. e. witch, a mas- Mortal, abounding, culine witch.

Mortified, religioas, retired, Manner, with the manner, in peaceable. the fact

Motion, sometimes for puppet; Marchpane, a kind of sweet puppetshows were called confection, or biscuit.

motions, Marches, borders, confines. Motive, sometimes for assist Martlemas, the latter spring. ant, or no ver. Mated, confounded.

Mouldırarp, the mole. Meacock, timorous, dastardly. Moys, pieces of gold. Mealed, sprinkled, or mingled. Much, sometimes an espression Mean, a tenor.

of admiration or disdain. Measure, a solemn dance. Muckwater, the drain of a Meazels, lepers.

dungbill. Medicin, physician.

Muffler, a part of the female Meditation, quickness of en- head-dress. thusiastic thought.

Mulled, softened, dispirited. Meiney, people. Fr.

Mummy, the liquor that runs Meil, to meddle with.

from mummies. Memory, sometimes used for Mundane, worldly. memorial.

Mure, wall. Mends, the means, the where- Murky, dark. witbal.

Muss, a scramble. Mere, sometimes for absolute, Mutine, to mutiny, or a matientire, total.

nous fellow.
Mered question, the sole ques-
Mewed, contined. (tion. Napless, threadbare.
Micher, a truant.

Nayword, a watch word, or a Miching mallecho, a secret mis- byeword. chief.

Neb, the mouth.
Minute-jacks, Jack o'lantero. Neelds, needles.
Miscreale, illegitimale, spari-Neglection, for neglect.

Neif, fist.
Misprised, mistaken.

Nether-stocks, stockings. Misprising, despising, con- Neut, the eft. temning.

Next, sometimes for nearest. Missingly, at intervals, occa- Nice, sometimes for silly, trisionally.

fling Missives, messengers.

Nick, reckoning or count. Mistempered, angry, conten- To nick, to set the mark of folly

tious. Mistful, i.e. eyes ready to flow Night-rule, frolic of the night. with tears.

Niil, shall not Mobled, veiled or moffled. Nine men's morris, figures cut Model, sometimes tor mould. ont in the turf for a game so Modern, sometimes for absurd, called. new-fangled.

Noble touch, true metal unal. Module, model.

loved. Moe, to make mouths.

Nonce, for the nonce, on purMoist star, the moon.

pose. Mome, a dull, stupid, block- Noon-tide prick, noontide head.

point on the dial.



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Nott-pated, round -beaded, Partizan, a pike. cropi.

Pash, head. Novum, a game at dice. To pash, to butt, or strike with Nouzle, to norstle a fondling. violence. Nowl, a head.

Passed, sometimes for surpassNurture, education.

ed all expression. Nut hood, a catchpole. Passy-measure, kind of

Patch, a fool.

[dance. Odd-even, the interval between Path, to walk.

twelve at night and one in Patines, round broad plates. the morning

Pavin, a kind of dance. Od's pitikins, God's my pity. Paucas palabris, few words, Deliads, glances of the eye. Fr. corrapied from the Sp. pocas Oes, circles.

palabras. Onyers, probably for owners. Peat, pet, or darling, a spoiled Opal, a precious stone, of al- child. most all colours.

Peculiar, belonging to an inOperant, active.

dividual. Opinion, sometimes for self- Peer-out, appear out, or peep conceit.

out. Orbs, fairy circles.

Peevish, sometimes for foolish. Ordinance, rank.

Peize, to weigh, to keep in Orgulous, proud. Fr.

suspense. Fr. Ostent, ostentation or demon- Pelting, sometimes for paltry. stration.

Pennons, snall flags. Overcrows, overcomes, tri- Perdu, one of the forlorn hope. umphs over.

Overscutched, whipt, or carted, Perdurable, lasting.

applied to low prostitutes. Perdy, a corruption of the Orphes, fairies.

French oath, par Dieu. Ousel-cock, supposed the cock Perfect, sometinies used for black-bird.

certain, or well assured. Out-vied, defeated, a term in Periapts, cbarms wore about the old game of gleek.

the neck. Owe, sometimes used for own. Pex-fellow, a companion. Oxlip, the greater cowslip. Pheere, a mate, or companion

Pheese, to plague, or tease. Pack, to make a bargain, or I'll pheese you, I'll comb your act collusively.

head. Packings, frauds.

Pia Mater, the membrabe that Payed, beaten, drabbed. Hen. protects the substance of the

iv. 1st. Part, punished. brain. Pale, sometimes dominions, Pick, sometimes for to piteh. boundaries.

Pickers, hands. Pall, to wrap, or invest. Pick-thank, an oflicious paraPalled, vapid, decayed.

site. Palmers, pilgrims who visited Piece, sometimes used as an holy places.

epithet of contempt. Palmy, victorions.

Pieled, shaved. Palter, tu shuffle.

Pight, pitched, fixed. Paragoned, peerless, without Pilcher, leathero sheath. comparison.

Piled, that which bas lost the Parcell-bawd, half-bawd.

hair. To parcell, sometimes to reckon. Piled-esteemed, probably for Parcell-giit, partly gilt.

vile-esteemed. Paritors, apparitors,

officers of Pilled, pillaged. the spiritual court.

Pinfold, a pound.
Parle, dispute by words. Pink eyne, red eyes.

Pinnace, anciently signified a shreit.

ship of small burtben.


Pix, the box in which conse- Profession, end and purpose of

crated wafers were kept. coming. Placket, a petticoat.

Prolixious, coy, distant. Plague, for, to popish. Prompture, suggestion, instiPlainly, openly, free from con- gation. cealment.

Prone, humble or prompt. Planched, made of boards or Properties, the necessaries of planks.

a theatre. Plantage, plaintain, or any Provand, provender.

kind of plants subject to the Prune, sometimes for to plume.

influence of the moon. Pugging, cant word for covetPlants, feet; from the Lat. ing, as a thief or sharper. Plates, silver money.

Puke, colour between russet Platforms, plags or schemes. and black. Plausive, gracious, pleasing, Pun, to pound. popular

Pussel, a low wench. Pleached, folded in each other. Putter-out, one who pats out Plot, a piece or portion.

his money on interest or Point, to point exactly, com- other advantage. pletely.

Puttock, a mean species of Point-devise, exactly. Fr. bawk. Poize, weight or moment. Polack, an inhabitant of Po- Quail, to sink, to faint. land.

Quaint, fantastically dressed. Politick regard, a sly look. Quaked, thrown into trepidaPolled, bared or cleared.

tion. Pomander, a perfumed ball, Quarry, the game after it is

worn in times of infection. killed. Pomerater, a species of apple. Quart d'ecu, fourth part of a Poor John, bake, dried and French crown. salted.

Quat, a scab, an angry blockPopinjay, a parrot.

head. Port, show or appearance. Queasy, suspicious, unsettled. Portage, open space, or safe Quell, sometimes, to murder. arrival at a port.

Queller, a murderer. Portance, carriage.

Quests, reports. Possess, sometimes for to make Quest, pursuit. (sation. understand.

Question, sometimes, converPotch, to pash roughly or Questrist, one who goes in violently.

search of another. Potents, potentates.

Quiddits, subtleties. Poulter, poulterer.

Quill, in the quill, written. Pouncet bor, a box cut with Quillets, evasion, chicanery. open work. Fr.

Quintain, a post or butt set up. Prank, to adorn, to deck ont. Quips, basty, passionate rePrecisian, one who pretends proaches and scoils. to great sanctity:

Quired, played in concert. Preeches, breeched, flogged. Quit, sometimes to requite. Prenominate, already named. Quittance, return of injuries or Pricket, a huck of the second favours. Prig, to filch.

[year. Quiver, nimble, active. Prime, sprightliness of youth Quote, sometimes, to obserye Primer, more important.

or regard. Primero, a game at cards. Princox, a coxcomb or pet. Rabato, an ornament for the Probal, probable.

neck Proface, much good may it do Rabbit-sucker, a young rabbit. you. Ital.

Race of heaven, something deProfane, sometimes, free of scended from heaven, beaspeech talkative.


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