Imatges de pÓgina

TO BRACK (Vol. 1. 10.) to falt. It is still used as an adjectives

Lincolnshire and the northern Counties : and Brackifo is retained in use every where. BRAID or BREID, (Vol. 2. 400.) bred, of a breed, of a certain

turn of temper and conditions from the breed : a Scotch and Nort

Country Word. A BRAKE, (Vol. 1. 99. and 105.) a Thicket or Cover. A BRIEF, (Vol. 2. 370.) any Process or Order iffujng from the

King. BROACHED, (Vol. 3. 555.) (picted, thrust through with a fa:.

Fr. Brochée. A BROCH or BROOCH or BROWCH, an Ornament of

Gold worn sometimes about the Neck, and sometimes about the

Arm. A BROCK, (Vol. 2. 464.) a Badger. To BROOCH, (Vol. 5. 370.) to adorn. BROGUES, the shoes or pumps which are worn by the brie

Peasants. To BUDGE or BODGE, (Vol. 4. 206.) to give way, to fis,

to quit a place. Fr. Bouger. A BURGONET, (Vol. 4. 185.) a steel Cap, worn for the defence

of the Head in battle. Fr. Bourguinotte. BUSKY or BOSKY, Woody: from the old French word Bef,

of which Bosquet now in use is a diminutive.


A CADE, (Vol. 4. 160.) a Cask. Lat. Cadus: also when joined

to the name of any beast it fignifies tame, brought up by band. CADIS, (Vol. 2.571.) a Galloon or binding made of Worsted: 3

French word. CALIVER, the diameter or bore of a Gun : Chence sometimes the

Gun itself. Fr. Calibre. A CALLAT. This word has two fignifications : fometimes a fcold,

and sometimes a lewd drab. A CANTLE, (Vol. 3. 325.) a division or fegment of Land, or other

thing. Ital. Cantone. Fr. Canton. A CANZONET, (Vol. 2. 123.) a song, a ditty. Ital. Canzo.


CAPOCCHIA, (Vol. 6. 72.) a Fool. An halian word.
A CARACK, (Vol. 1. 415.) á huge Ship of Barthen, used by the

Spaniards and Portuguese. Ital. Caracca.
CARACTS, (Vol. 1. 371.) Characters.
A CARKANET, a necklace. Fr. Carcan,
A CARLE, a Clown, a Churl.
CARRAT, the weight which distinguishes the fineness of Gold. Fr.

A ÇAŞK, (Vol. 5. 426.) an Helmet. Fr, Casque.


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1CATALAN, (Vol. 1. 234.) Cataia is a Country on the North of

China, which, in the time of Queen Elizabeth, was reported by

the first Voyagers thither to be rich in Gold Ore, and upon that en..couragement many Persons were persuaded to adventure great fums

of Money in fitting out Ships thither, as for a most gainful trade ; but it prov'd to be a notorious deceit and falfhood: hence Ca.

taian stands for one of no credit. CATLINGS, (Vol. 6. 68.) small ftrings for musical Instruments

made of Cat-gut. CAUTEL, (Vol. 6. 333.) an ill designing Craft in order to en

snare. So E CAUTELOUS, (Vol. 5. 155.) Crafty, Cunning, Deceitful. So

is the French Cauteleux always used in a bad sense, dangerously

artificial, A CEARMENT, (Vol. 6. 338.) the wrapping of an embalmed

Body. Ital. Ceramento. A CENSER, (Vol. 3. 464.) 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 Saint. Fr. Ensenfoir. CHARNECO, (Vol. 4. 125.) This seems to have been a cant

word for some strong liquor, which was apt to bring drunken Fellows to the Stocks, fince in Spanish Charniégos is a term used for the Stocks. Beaum. and Fl. use the same word in the Play, Wit without money. CHAW DROŃ, (Vol. 5. 515.) a dish of meat ftill used in the nor.

thern parts of England, made of the Entrails of a Calf.
A CHEVRIL, a Kid. Fr. Chevreau.
A CHEWET, (Vol. 3. 354.) a Pie or Magpie. Fr, Chouette or

A CHIOPPINE, (Vol. 6. 362.) a thick piece of Cork, bound

about with Tin or Silver, worn by the Women in Spain at the bot.

tom of their shoes to make them appear taller. Span. Chapin. A CHOUGH or CORNISH CHOUGH, a bird, which fre.

quents the rocks by the Sea-side, most like to a Jack-daw, but


CINQUE-PACE, a grave dance so called. Fr. Cinque pas. Es A CITAL, (Vol. 3. 359.) a Recital.

To CLEPE, to call. 3 COBLOAF, (Vol. 6. 32.) a mishapen loaf of bread, run out in the

baking into lumps and protuberancies.
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.
COIĞNE or COIN, a Corner. Fr. Coin.
COIL, bustle, tumult.
COLLIED, (Vol. 1. 79.) footy, black.


TO CON, to learn, to know, to understand. To con thanks means

the same as to give thanks, being co be reckon'da particular phrase,

and indeed a Græcism, xdeeroida. TO CONVENT, (Vol. 2. 507.) to concur, to be suitable. Lat.

Convenire. TO CONVINCE, to overcome, in which sense the Latin word

Convinco is used sometimes. TO CONVIVE, to feast together. Lat. Convivere. COPATAN, (Vol. 2. 327.) high raised, pointed : from Coppe, the

top or point of any thing. To COPE, to encounter, also (Vol. 6. 293.) to invest one's self with,

as with a Cope or Mantle. A COROLLARY, (Vol. 1. 53.) an over-measure in any thing,

or a surplus thrown in. Fr. Corollaire. Lat. Corollarium. A COSIER, (Vol. 2. 455.) a Botcher : from the old French Cos

fer, to few. TO COURE, (Vol. 6. 392.) to bend. Fr. Courber.' To COWER, to sink or squat down. Ital. Covare. Fr. Cexvir. To CRASH, (Vol. 6. 238.) to be merry over: a Crash being a

word itill used in some Countries for a merry bout. TO CRAVEN, (Vol. 6. 166.) to make recreant or cowardly. A CRESSET, (Vol. 3. 323.) a great light set upon a beacon, light

house or watch-tower : from the French word Croisette, a little Cross, because the beacons anciently had crosses on the top of

them. CRISP, (Vol. 5. 57.) glittering or making things glitter, in which

sense the verb crispare in Lacin is sometimes used. It also fignites

curled, from the Latin Crispus. A CROAN, (Vol. 2. 540.) an old toothless sheep: thence an old

Woman. CUISSES, (Vol. 3. 344.) Armour for the thighs. Fr. Cziffarti. A CULLION, a Fool, a dull ftupid Cuddon. Ital. Cegloone, A CUTTLE, (Vol. 3. 407.) in its proper sense is a Sea-.lh, which

by throwing out a black juice like Ink fouls the Water and so escapes the fisher. Hence by metaphor it is used to signify a foul

mouth'd fellow. CURFEU, the eight o'clock bell. Fr. Couvre fru.


To DAFFE, to put by, to turn aside with flight and negle&t.
DANK, moist, damp.
TO DARRAIGN, (Vol. 4. 219.) to range, or put in order. bor

A DECK of Cards, the fame as a Pack.
A DEEM, (Vol. 6. 77.) a supposition, a surmise.
TO DEFEND, (Vol. 6. 457.) to forbid. Fr. Defendre.
DEFTLY, Nimbly, briskly. DEFT, nimble, ready, neat, fpruce.



TO DERACINATE, to eradicate, to root up. Fr Deraciner. DEWBERRIES, (Vol. 1. 103.) ftri&tly and properly are the fruit

of one of the species of wild Bramble called the creeping or the lesser 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. 2. A DIBBLE, an Instrument with which Gardeners make holes in

the Earth. * TO DIET, to limit, to controul, to prescribe to.

To DISCANDY, to dissolve, to melt, to thaw.

DISMS, (Vol. 6. 35.) Tenths : a French word. I TO DISPERGE, (Vol. 5. 360.) to sprinkle, to scatter. Lat. Dif

pergo. u To DOFF, to put off. 57 DRAFF. (Vol. 3. 346.) Wash for Hogs. TO DRUMBLÉ, (Vol. 1. 258.) to drone, to be fuggith. Ital.

DULCET, sweet. Lat. Dulcis.


- TO EAR, to plough or till. 13 ELD, old times, also, old age. To ELFE, (Vol. 3. 42.) to intangle hair in so intricate a manner

that it is not to be unravell’d. This the vulgar have supposed to be the work of Fairies in the nights: and all hair so matted toge

ther hath had the name of Elfe-locks. TO EMBALL, (Vol. 4. 437.) to make up into a pack. Fr. Em

baller. EMBOWELL'D, (Vol. 2. 355.) Emptied.

To EMMEW, (Vol. 1. 338.) to mew up, to coop up: 1 An ENGLE, (Vol. 2. 311.) a Gull, a Put, a Bubble : derived

from the Frencb word Engluer, which signifies to catch with bird

ENGLUTTED, (Vol. 3. 539.) swallow'd up. Fr. Englouti.
TO ENMESH, (Vol. 6. 432.) to intangle in the Melhes of a Net.
To ENSEA R, to sear up, to make dry.
TO ENSCONCE, to cover as with a Fort, to secure.
ENSHIELD, (Vol. 1. 331.) Thielded, protected.
ENSTEEPED, (Vol. 6. 463.) lying under water.
TO ENTAME, (Vol. 2. 224.) to tame, to subdue.
ESCOTED, (Vel. 6. 360.) pension’d: from the French Efcot, a

Shot or Reckoning.
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.

Shakespear uses it for any extremity. EXPEDIENT, the same as expeditious, EXPEDIENCE, expedition.

EXSUFFOLATE, (Vol. 6. 491.) whisper'd, buzz'd in the Ear.

from the Italian Verb Suffolare.
An E Y AS or EYESS, a young Hawk just taken from the Net
not able to prey for it felé. Fr. Niais for Eyas-musket,

An EYERY, an Hawk's Neft.


TO PADE, to disappear, to vanish.
A FARROW, (Vol. 5.516.) the litter of a Sow.
PARSED or FARCED, stuff'd out. Fr. Farci.
A FARTHEL or FARDEL, a bundle, a pack, a barthe

Ital. Fardello.
FAVOUR, (Vol. 3. 69.) Countenance, Visage.
FEL, fierce, cruel.
A FELL, a skin or hide of a beaft. Fell of hair, (Vol. 5. 537) i

the whole scalp, upon which the hair grows.
A FEODARY, (Vol. 1. 332.) One who holds his Eftate under

the tenure of suit and service to a superior Lord.
FEWNESS, (Vol. 1. 311.) Rarity.
A FITCHEW, (Vol. 3. 85.) a Polcat,
A FLAMEN, a Priest ; a Latin word.
FLAWS, sudden gufts of wind. See Vol. 3. 443.
FLECKER'D, (Vol. 6, 257.) spotted, speckled, Aush'd with red

FLEW'D, (Vol. 1, 122.) FLEW S are the large chaps of a deep-

mouth'd hound.
To FLICKER, (Vol. 3. 40.) to smile.
FLOURIETS, (Vol. i. 120.) young blossoms, young springing

To FOIN, to push in fencing.
TO FOREDO, to undo, to overcome, to lay violent hands upon.
To FOREFEND, to prevent, to forbid.
TO FORESLOW, to delay.
FORTED, (Vol. 1. 369.) fortified, secure.
FORTIN, Vol. 3. 305.) a little Fort raised to defend a Camp,

particularly in a fiege where the principal quarters are joined by

lines defended by Fortins and Redoubts; A French word.
A FOSSET or FAUCET, a tap or peg of a barrel. Fr.

FOYSON or FOIZON, Plenty, especially of fruits of the earth.

Fr. Foison.
FRANK'D UP, (Vol. 4. 308.) shut up in a Frank, which is a Sty

for feeding a Boar.
A FRANKLIN, a Country Freeholder.
To FRUSH, (Vol. 6. 108.) to break, bruise, or crush. Fr. Freiffer.


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