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I shall not trouble my reader with the first sa. I design this but for a sample of what I hope lutes of our three friends. Addison. more fully to discuss.

W'eodward, 2. A kiss.

Determinations of justice were very summary There cold salutes, but here a lover's kiss. and decisive, and generally put an end to the


vexations of a law-suit by the ruin both of plainSALU'TER. n. s. [from salute.] He who

tiff and defendant: travellers haver corded some


samples of this kind. salutes.

From most bodics SALUTI'FEROUS. adj. [salutifer, Latin.] Some little bits ask leave to flow; Healthy ; bringing health.

And, as through these canals they roll, The king commanded him to go to the south Bring up a sample of the whole. Prior. cf France, believing that nothing would contri

TO SAMP:E. v.a. To show something bute more to the restoring of his former vigour


Ainsworth. than the gentle salutiferous air of Montpelier.

Deanis. SA'MPLER. n. s. [exemplar, Lat. wlience SAME. adj. (samo, Gothick ; sammo,

it is sometimes written samplar.) A Swedish.]

pattern of work; a piece worked by 1. Not different; not another ; identical ; young girls for improvement. being of the like kind, sort, or degree.

O love, why do'st thou in thy beautiful sampler Miso, as spitefully as her rotten voice could

set such a work for my desire to set out, which is impossible?

Sidney. utter it, set forth the same sins of Amphialus.

Fair Philomela, she but lost her tongue,

The tenor of man's woe

And in a tedious sampler sewid her mind. Sbak.

We created with our needles beth one flower, Holds on the same.

Milton. Th' etherial vigour is in all the same,

Both on one samplar, sitting on one cistion;

Both warbling of one song, both in one key, And ev'ry soul is filld with equal fame. Dryd. If itself had been coloured, it would have trans

As if our hands, our sides, voices and minds

Had been incorp'rate. mitted all visible objects tinctured with the same


Coarse complexions, colour; as we see whatever is beheld through a coloured glass appears of the same colour with

And cheeks of sorry grain, will serve to ply the class.

The sampler, and to teize the housewife's wool.

Milion. The merchant does not keep money by him; but if you consider what money must be lodged

I saw her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby.

Pope. in the banker's hands, the case will be much the


SA'NABLE, adj. [sanabilis, Lat.] CuraThe same plant producedh as great a variety of ble ; susceptive of remedy ; remediable.

? juices as there is in the sume asinal. Arbuthnet. SANA'Tion: n. s. (sanatıo, Latin.] The 2. That which was mentioned before. act of curing: Do but think how well the same he spents, Consider well the member, and, if you

have Who spends his blood ius country to relieve. no probable hope of sanation, cut it off quickly. Daniel,

l'iseman. SA'MENESS. n. s. [from same.]

SA'NATIVE. adj. [from sano, Lat.] Power1. Identity; the state of being not an- ful to cure; healing. other; not different.

The vapour of coltsfoot hath a sanative virtue Difference of persuasion in matters of religion towards the lungs.

Bacon. may easily fall out, where there is the sameness SA'NATIVENESS. n. s. [from sanative.] of duty, allegiance, and subjection. K. Charles,

Power to cure. 2. Undistinguishable resemblance.

SANCTIFICA’TION. n. s. [sanctification, If all courts have a sameness in them, things

Fr. from sanctijico, low Latin.]. may be as they were in my time, when all employments went to parliamentmen's friends. 1. The state of being freed, the act of free

Swift. ing from the dominion of sin for the SA'MLET. n. s. (salmonet, or salmonlei.] time to come. A little salmon.

The grace of this sanctification and life, which A salmon, after he is got into the sea, becomes

was first received in him, might pass from him to from a samlet, not so big as a gudgeon, to be a

his whole race, as malediction came from Adams


unto all mankind. salmon, in as short a time as a gosling becomes a goose.

Walton, 2. The act of making holy; consecration

The bishop kneels before the cross, and deSAʼMPHIRE. n. s. [saint Pierre, Fr. rith.

voutly adores and kisses it: after this follows: mum, Lat.) A plant preserved in pickle.

long prayer for the sanctification of that new sigt This plant grows in great plenty upon the of the cross.

Stilling ficer socks near the sea-shore, where it is washed by SA'NCTIFIER. n. s. [from sanctify.] Ho the salt water. It is greatly esteemed for picka

that sanctifies or makes holy. ling, and is sometimes used in medicine. Miller. Half way down

To be the sanetifier of a people, and to be thei God, is all one.

Derban Hangsone that gathers sampiire: dreadful trade!

TO SA'NCTIFY. v. a. (sanctifier, Fr Methinks he seems no bigger than his head.


sanctifico, Latin.] ŞA'MPLE. n. s. [from example.] A speci- 1. To free from the power of sin for thmen ; a part of the whole shown, that

time to come. judgment may be made of the whole. For if the blood of bulls, sprinkling the ur

He entreated them to tarry but two days, and clean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the Hesh, hos he himself would bring them a sample of the oar.

much more shall the blood of Christ? Hebreek

Raleigh. 2. To make holy. I have not engaged myself to any: I am not What actions can express the entire purity loaded with a full cargo: 't is sufficient if I bring thought which retines and sanctifies a virtnou

Budiso a sumple of some goods in this voyage. Dryden.





3. To make a means of holiness.

In their looks divine The gospel, by not making many things un

The image of their glorious Maker shone, clean, as the law did, hath sarctified those things

Truth, wisdorn, sanctitude, serene and pure. generally to all, which particularly each man to

Milion. himself 'must sanctify by a reverend and holy SANCTITY. n. s. [sanctitas, Latin.]


1. Holiness; the state of being holy. Those judgments God hath been pleased to

At his touch, send upon me are so much the more welcome, as a means which his mercy hath sanctified so to

Such sanctity hath Heaven given his hand, me as to make me repent of that unjust act.

They presently amend.


God attributes to place
King Ciarles.
Those external things are neither parts of our

No sanctity, if none be thither brought devotion, or by any strength in themselves di

By men who there frequent.

Milton. rect causes of it; but the grace of God is pleased 2. Goodness; the quality of being good; to move us by ways suitable to our nature, and

purity; godliness. to sanctify these sensible helps to higher pur

This youth poses.

South. I reliev'd with such sanctity of love, 4. To make free from guilt.

And to his image, which methought did promise The holy man, amaz'd at what he saw,

Most venerable worth, did I devotion. Sbaksp. Made haste to sanctify the bliss by law. Dryden. It was an observation of the ancient Romans, 5. To secure from violation.

that their empire had not more increased by the Truth guards the poet, sanctifies the line. Pope. strength of their arms than the sanctity of their

Addison, SANCTIMONIOUS. adj. [from sanctimonia,

3. Saint ; holy being. Latin.) Saintly; having the appearance About him all the sanctities of heav'n of sanctity.

Stood thick as stars, and from his sight receiv'd A sanctimonious pretence, under a pomp of Beatitude past utt'rance.

Milton. form, withont the grace of an inward integrity. To SA'NCTUARISE. v.n. [from sanctuary.} will not serve the turn.

L'Estrange. To shelter by means of sacred privileges. SA'NCTIMONY. N. so (sanctimonia, Latin.] Not in use.

Holiness; scrupulous austerity; appear- No place indeed should murder sanctuarise. ance of holiness.

Sbakspeare. If sanctimony, and a frail vow between an er- SANCTUARY. n. s. [sanctuaire, French; rant Barbarian and a supersubtle Venetian, be sanctuarium, Latin.) not too hard for my wit, and all the tribe of hell,

1. A holy place; holy ground. Properly thou shalt enjoy her.

Shakspeare. Her pretence is a pilgrimage, which holy un

the penetralia, or most retired and awful dertaking, with most austere sanctimony, she ac- part of a temple. complish'd.


Having waste ground enough, There was great reason why all discreet princes

Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary, should beware of yielding hasty belief to the robes And pitch our evils there? Shakspeare. of sanctimong.


They often plac'd

Within his sanctuary itself their shrines. Milt. SA'NCTION. n. s. [sanction, Fr. sanctio, Let it not be imagined, that they contribute Latin.

nothing to the happiness of the country who only 1. The act of confirmation which gives to serve God in the duties of a holy life, who atany thing its obligatory power; ratifi

tend his sanctuary, and daily address his goodcation.

Rogers. I have kill'd a slave,

2. A place of protection; a sacred asyAnd of his blood caus’d to be mix'd with wine: lum : whence a sanctuary man, one who Fill every man his bowl. There cannot be

takes shelter in a holy place. A fitter drink to make this sanction in.

Ben Jonson.

Come, my boy, we will to sanctuary. Sbaksg.

I'll hence forthwith unto the sanctuary, Against the publick sanctions of the peace, To save at least the heir of Edward's right. With fates averse, the rout in arms resort,

Sbakspeare. To force their monarch.

Dryden. Oft have I heard of sanctuary men; There needs no positive law or sanction of God

But sanctuary children ne'er 'till now. Shaksp. to stamp an obliquity upon such a disobedience.

He fled to Beverley, where he and divers of South.

his company registered themselves sanctuary By the laws of men, enacted by civil power,

Bacon. gratitude is not enforced; that is, not enjoined by

Howsoever the sanctuary man was protected the sanction of penalties, to be infiicted upon the

from his creditors, yet his goods out of sanctuperson that shall not be found grateful. South. The satisfactions of the christian life, in its

ary should not.


3. Shelter; protection. present practice and future hopes, are not the

What are the bulls to the frogs, or the lakes mere raptures of enthusiasm, as the strictest professors of reason have added the sanction of their

to the meadows? Very much, says the frog; for

he thai's worsted will be sure to take sanctuary testimony.

Watts. This word is often made the sanction of an

in the fens.


The admirable works of painting were made oath: it is reckoned a great coruinendation to be

fuel for the fire; but some reliques of it took a man of honour.

Swift. Wanting sanction and authority, it is only yet

sanctuary under ground, and escaped the comBaker.

mon destiny. a private work,

Dryden. 2. A law; a decree ratified. Improper. SAND. n. s. [sand, Danish and Dutch.]

'Tis the first sunction nature gave to mail, 1. Particles of stone not conjoined, or Each other to assist in that they can. Denham. stone broken to powder. SANCTATUE, 2. s. lirou, sanctus, Lat.) That finer matter called sand, is no other than Tiulintsa; goodness; saintliness.

very small pebbles.





Here i' th' sands
Thee I 'll rake up, the post unsanctified. Shaks. 1. Covered with sand; barren.

SA'NDED. adj. [from sand.]
Hark, the fatal followers do pursie!
The sands are number'd that make up my life:

In well sanded lands little or no snow lies.

Mortimer. Here must I stay, and here my life must end:

The river pours along,

Shakspoir! Sardhath always its root in clay, and there be

Resistless, roaring dreadful down it comes; po veins of sand any great depth within the earth.

Then o'er the sanded valley floating spreads.

T bomson, Bicon. Calling for more paper to rescribe, king Philip 2. Marked with small spots; variegated shewed him the difference betwixt che ink box with dusky specks. and sand box.


My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, If quicksilver be put into a convenient glass So fiew'd, so sanded, and their heads are hung vessel, and that vessel exactly stopped, and kept.

· With ears that sweep away the morning dew. for ten weeks in a sand furnace, whose heat may

Sbakspeare. be constant, the corpuscles that constitute the SA'NDERLING. 1. s. A bird. quicksilver will, after innumerable revolutions, We reckon coots, sanderlings, pewets, and be so connected to one another, that they will

Carew. appear in the form of a red powder. Boyle. SA'NDERS. n. s. [santalen, Latin.] A Engag'd with money bags, as bold

Hudibras. As men with sand bags did of old.

precious kind of Indian wood, of which The force of water casts gold out from the

there are three sorts, red, yellow, and towels of mountains, and exposes it among the


Bailey. sands of rivers.

Aromatize it with sanders.

Wiseman. Shells are found in the great sand pit at Wool- SA'N DBVER. n. s. wich.

Woodward. That whichour English glassmen call sandever, Celia and I, the other day,

and the French, of whom probably the name was Walk'd o'er the sand hills to the sca. Prior. borrowed, suindever, is that recrement that is 2. Barren country covered with sands. made when the materials of glass, namely, sand

Most of his army being slain, he, with a few and a fixe lixiviate alkali, having been first baked of his friends, sought to save themselves by flight together, and kept long in fusion, the mixture over the desert sands.

Knolles. - Casts up the superfluous salt, which the workHer sons spread

men afterwards take off with ladles, and lay by Beneath Gibraltar to the Lybian sands. Milion.

as dittle worth.

Boyle. So, where our wild Numidian wastes extend, SA'NDISH. adj. [from sand.) ApproachSudden ch'impetuous hurricanes descend,

ing to the nature of sand; loose ; not Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play, close; not compact. Tear up the sands, and sweep whole plains away. Plant the tenuifolia's and ranunculus's in The helpless traveller, with wild surprise, - fresh sandisb earth, taken from under the curf. Sees the dry desari all around him rise,

Evelyn. And smother'd in the dusty whirlwind dies.

SA'NDSTONE.n. s. (sand and stone.] Stone

Addison SA'NDAL. n. s. (sandale, Fr. sandalium,

of a loose and friable kind, that easily

crumbles into sand. Latin.) A loose shoe. Thus sung the uncouth swain to th' oaks and

Grains of gold in sandstone, from the mine of

Costa Rica, which is not reckoned rich; but rills, While the still morn went out with sandals grey.

every hundred weight yields about an ounce of

From his robe

SA'NDY. adj. [from sand]
Flows light ineffable: his harp, his quiver, 1. Abounding with sand; full of sand.
And Lycian bow, are gold: with golden sandals I should not see the sandy hourglass run,
His feet are shod.


But I should think of shallows and of fats. Sbak. The sandals of celestial mold,

Safer shall he be on the sandy plains, Fledg'd with ambrosial plumes,andrich with gold, Than where castles mounted stand. Shakspears. Surround her feet.,

Pope. A region so desert, dry, and sandy, that traSA'NDARA K. n. s. [sandaraque, Fr. sanda- vellers are fain to carry water on their camels.

Brorn. raca, Latin.]

Rough unwieldy earth, nor to the plough . A mineral of a bright colour, not much

Nor to the cattle kind, with sandy stones unlike to red arsenick. Bailey. And gravel o'er-abounding..

Philips. 2. A white gum oozing out of the juniper- O'er sandy wilds were yellow harvests spread. tree. Bailey.

Pepe. SA'NDBLIND. adj. (sand and blind.] Har- 2. Consisting of sand; unsolid. ing a defect in the eyes, by which small Favour, so bottomed upon the sandy founda

tion of personal respects only, cannot be long particles appear to fall before them.


Bacon. My true begotten father, being more than sandblind, high gravelblind, knows me not.

SANE. adj. (sanus, Lat.) Sound; healthy,

Sbakspeare. Baynard wrote a poem on preserving SA'NDBOX Tree. n. s. [hura, Latin.) A the body in a sane and sound state,

plant. The fruit of this plant, if suffer. Sang. The preterit of sing: ed to remain on 'till they are fully ripe, Then sang Moses and Israel this song unto

the Lord. burst in the heat of the day with a vio

Exodus, lent explosion, making a noise like the

Thee next they sang, of all creation first. Milt. firing of a pistol, and hereby the seeds SANGUI'Ferous. adj. [sanguifer, Latin.] are thrown about to a considerable di.

Conveying blood.

The fifth conjugation of the nerves is branchstance. These seeds, when green, vomit

ed to the muscles of the face, particularly the and purge, and are supposed to be

checks, whose sanguiferous vessels it twists about. somewhat a-kin to nur vomica. Lller.


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SANGUIFICA’TION. s. ( sanguification, others; but true valour it is not, if it knows not Fr. sanguis and frcio, Latin.] The pro

as well to suffer as to do. That mind is truly duction of blood ; the conversion of the

great, and only that, which stands above the

power of all extrinsick violence; which keep site chyle in the blood.

self a distinct principalicy, independant upon the Since the lungs are the chief instrument of

outward man.

Day of Piet ya. sang sification, the animal that has that organ I very much distrust your sangivity. Swift. faulty can never have the vital juices, derived Sangui'neous adj. (sanguicis, Latin; from the blood, in a good state. Arbutbrot. Asthmatick persons have voracious appetites,

sanguin, French.) and consequently, for want of a right surguifca 1. Constituting blood.

tion, are leucophlegmacick. Arbetor.of. This animal of Plato containeth Int only saften SA'NGUIFIER, 1. s. (sarguis and facio,

guineous and reparable particles, but is made up Latin.] Producer of blood.

of veins, nerves, and arteries. Bitters, like choler, are the best sanguifiers, 2. thunnding with blood. and also the best febrifuges.


A plethorick constitution, in which (nie blood TO SA'Y GUITY. v. n. (sanguis and facio, SANTEDXIM. n. S. (ssnedriun,]

abounds, is called sanguineous. Arbuthnot. Latin.] To produce blood. At the same time I think, I command: in in

The chief council among the Jews, conferior faculties, I walk, see, hear, digest, sangui- sisting of seventy elders, over whom the fy, and carnify, by the power of an individual higle priest preside d. soul.

Hal. SA'NICLE. n. s. (sanicle, Fr. sanicula, SA'NGUINARY.adi. [sanguinarius, Latin; Lat.) A plant.

sanguinaire, Fr. from sanguis, Latin.] SA'NIES n.s. (Lat.) Thin matter; serous Cruel; bloody ; murderous.

excretion. We may not propagate religion by wars, or by It began with a round crack in the skin, with sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.

out other matter than a little sanies. Wiseman.

Bacon. SA'NIOUS. udj. [from sanies.) Running a The scene is now more sanguinary, and fuller of actors: never was such a confused mysterious

thin serous matter, not a well-digested civil war as this.


pus. Passion transforms us into a kind of savages,

Observing the ulcer sanious, I proposed diges. and makes us brutal and sanguinary. Broome. tion as the only way to remove the pain. SA'NGUINARY. n. s. (sanguis, Latin.] An

Wiseman. herb.


SA'NITY. n. so (sanitas, Latin.] Sound. SA'NGUINE. adj. (sanguir, Fr. sanguineus,

ness of mind.

How pregnant, sometimes, his replies are! from sanguis, Latin.]

A happiness that often madness hits on, 1. Red; having the colour of blood.

Which sanity and reason could not be
This fellow

So prosp'rously delivered of.. Sbakspeare. Upbraided me about the rose I wear;

SANK. The preterit of sink. Saying, the sanguine colour of the leaves

As if the opening of her mouth to Zelmane Did represent my master's blushing cheeks.

had opened some great floudgate of sorrow,

Shakspeare. whereof her heart could not abide the violent A stream of nect'rous humour issuing flow'd

issue, she sank to the ground. Sanguine. Milton.


Our men followed them close, took two ships, Dire Tisiphone there keeps the ward,

Dryden. Girt in her sanguine gown.

and gave divers others of their ships their death's

wounds, whereof soon after they sand and peHer flag aloft, spread ruffling to the wind,


Bacon. And sanguine streamers seem the flood to fire: The weaver, charm’d with what his loom SANS. prep. (French.] Without. Out of

design'd, Goes on to sea, and knows not to retire. Dryd.

Last scene of all,

That ends this strange eventful history, 2. Abounding with blood more than any

Is second childishness and mere oblivion, other humour: cheerful.

Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every The cholerick fell short of the longevity of the

thing. sanguine. Brown.

Sbaksi tare.

For nature so preposterously to err, Though these faults differ in their complexions

Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense, as sanguine from melancholy, yet they are free

Sana witchcraft could not. quently united. Government of the Tongue.

Slakspeari. 3. Warm; ardent; confident.

SAP. n. s. træpe, Saxon ; sap, Dutcn.] A set of sanguine tempers ridicule, in the num- The vital juice of plants ; the juice that ber of fopperies, all such apprehensions. Swift. circulates in trees and herbs. SA'NGUIN&. n. s. [from sanguis.] Blood Now sucking of the sap of herbs most sweet, colour.

Or of the dew, which yes on them does lie,
A griesly wound,

Now in the same bathing his tender feet.
From which forth gush's a stream of gore, blood


Though now this grained face of mine be bid thick, That all her goodly garments stain'd around,

In sap-consuming winter's drizzled snow,

And all the conduits of my blood free up, And in deep sanguine dy'd the grassy ground.

Fairy Queen.

Yet hath my night of life some memory. Sbaksp,

Wound the bark of our fruit-ci ees, SA'NGUINENESS. n. s. [froni sanguine.]

Lest, being over-proad with sap and blood, SANGUI'NITY. Ardour ; heat of ex

With too inuch riches it conto nd itself. Sbaks. pectation ; confidence. Sanguinity is

His presence had intus'd perhaps only used by Swift.

Into the plant sciential s.p.

Milton. Rage, or phrensy it may be, in some perhaps The sap which at the rout is bred natural courage, of sanguineness of temper in In trees, through all the bouglus is spread. Waller. VOL. IV.



Vegetables consist of the same parts with ani. Because enterprises guided by ill counsels have mal substances, spirit, water, salt, oil, earth; all equal success to those by the best judgment con which are contained in the sap they derive from ducted, therefore had violence the same external the earth. Arbuthnot. figure with sapience.

Raleigh. To Sap. v. a. [sapper, Fr. zappare, Ital.]

Sapience and love To undermine ; to subvert by digging;

Immense, and all his father in him shone.

Milton, to mine.

O sov'reign, virtuous, precious of all trees Their dwellings were sapp'd by floods,

In Paradise! of operation blest Their houses fell upon their houshold gods. Dryd.

To sapience.

Milton. TO SAP. V. n. To proceed by mine ; to

Many a wretch in Bedlam, proceed invisibly.

Though perhaps among the rout For the better security of the troops, both as- He wildly fings his filth about, saults are carried on by sapping.

Tatler. Still has gratitude and sapience, In vain may heroes fight, and patriots rave, To spare the folks that give him ha’pence. Swift. If secret gold saps on from knave to knave. Pope. Saʼpient. adj. [sapiens, Latin.] Wise ; SA'PPHIRE. n. s. [sapphirus, Latin : so sage.

that it is improperly written saphire.] There the sapient king held dalliance. Milton. A precious stone of a blue colour. SA'Pless. adj. (sapioos, Dutch.] Saphire is of a bright blue colour. Woodward.

1. Wanting sap; wanting vital juice. In enroll'd tuffs, flow'rs purfled, blue and white,

Pithless arms,

like to a wither'd vine, Like saphire, pearl, in rich embroidery. Shaksp. That droops his sapless branches to the ground. He tinctures rubies with their rosy hue,

Shakspeare. And on the saphire spreads a heavenly blue. The tree of knowledge, blasted by disputes,


Produces sapless leaves instead of fruits. That the saphire should grow foul, and lose its

Denbam, beauty, when worn by one that is lecherous, and This single stick was full of sap; but now in many other fabulous stories of geins, are great vain does art tie that withered bundle of twigs arguments that their virtue is equivalent to their

to its sapless trunk.

Swift. value.


2. Dry; old ; husky. SA'PPHIRINE. adj. (sapphirinus, Latin. ] If by this bribe, well plac'd, he would ensnare

Made of sapphire; reseinbling sapphire. Some sapless usurer that wants an heir. Dryden. She was too saphirine and clear for thee; SAPLING. n. s. (from sap.] A young Clay, flint, and jet, now thy fit dwellings be.

tree; a young plant, Donne.

Look how I am bewitch'd; behold, mine arm A few grains of shell silver, with a convenient

Is, like a blasted sapling, wither'd up. Sbaksp. proportion of powdered crystal glass, having been

Nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove kept three hours in fusion, I found the coliquat

With ringlets quaint.

Milton. ed mass, upon breaking the crucible, of a lovely

A sapling pine he wrench'd from out the saphirine blue.


ground, SA'PID. adj. (sapidus, Latin.) Tasteful; The readiest weapon chat his fury found. Dryd.

palatable; making a powerful stimula- What planter will attempt to yoke tion upon the palate.

A sapling with a falling oak?

Swift. Thus camels, to make the water sapid, do raise

Slouch curn'd his head, saw his wife's vig'rous the mud with their feet.


hand The most oily parts are not separated by a Wielding her oaken sapling of command. King. slight decoction, 'till they are disentangled from SAPON A'Ceous. I adj. [from sapo, Latin, the salts; for if what remains of the subject, af.

SAPONARY. soap.) Sopy reter the infusion and decoction, be continued to be boiled down with the addition of fresh water, a

sembling soap; having the qualities of fat, sapid, odorous, viscous, inflammable, frothy soap. water will constantly be found floating a-top of By digesting a solution of salt of tartar with oil the boiling liquor.

Arbuthnot. of almonds, I could reduce them to a soft sapore Sapi'dity. n. s. [from sapid.] Taste.

ary substance.


Any mixture of an oily substance with salt, SA'PIDNESS.) fulness; power of stimu

may be called a soap: bodies of this nature are lating the palate. "As for their-taste, if their nutriment be air, SA'POR. n. s. [Latin.] Taste; power of

called saponaceous:

Arbuibnor. neither can it be an instrument thereot; for the body of that element is ingustible, and void of

affecting or stimulating the palate. all sapidity:


There is some sapor in all aliments, as being If sapidness belong not to the mercurial prin- to be distinguished and judged by the gust, which ciple of vegetables and animals, it will scarce be cannot be admitted in air.

Brown. discriminated from their phlegm. Boyle.

The shape of those little particles of matter SA'PIENCE. n. so [sapience, Fr. sapientia,

which distinguish the various sapors, odours, and colours of bodies.

Watts. Lat.] Wisdom ; sageness; knowledge. By sapience, I mean what the ancients did by SAPORI'EIC K. adj. (saporifique, Fr. sapor

and facio, Lat.] Having the power to philosophy; the habit or disposition of mind which importeth the love of wisdom. Grew. produce tastes.

Ne only they that dwell in lowly dust, SAPPINESS. n. s. [from sapoy.] The The sons of darkness and of ignorance:

state or the quality of abounding in sap ; But they whom thou,great Jove,by doom unjust,

succulence ; juiciness. Did'st to the top of honour earst advance; They now, puft up with 's deignful insolence,

SA'ppy. adj. [from sap.] Despise the brood of blessed sapience. Spenser. ļ. Abounding in sap; juicy; succulent.

King James, of imniortal memory, among all The sapoy parts, and next resembling juice, the lovers and admirers of divine and human Were turn'd to moisture for the body's use, sapience, accomplished at Theobald's his own Sipplying humours, blood, and nourishment, days on earth. Wotton,


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