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ABATE, to depress, sink, sub- Allow, to approve.


ABC-book, a catechism.

Abjects, servile persons.

Able, to qualify or uphold. Abortive, issuing before its time. Absolute, highly accomplished, perfect.

Abused, deceived.

Aby, to pay dear for.

Abysm, abyss.

Accuse, accusation.

Achiere, to obtain.

Acquittance, requital.

charge or accusation.

Allowance, approbation,
Amaze, to perplex or confuse.
Ames-ace, the lowest chance of
the dice.

Amort, sunk and dispirited.
An, as if.

Anchor, anchoret.

Ancient, an ensign.

Anight, in the night.

Answer, retaliation.

Anthropophaginian, a cannibal.
Antick, the fool of the old farces.
Antiquity, old age.

Action, direction by mute signs, Antres, caves and dens.

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Apparent, seeming, not real, heir
apparent, or next claimant.
Appeal, to accuse.
Appeared, rendered apparent.
Apply, to attend to, consider.
Appointment, preparation.
Apprehension, opinion.
Apprehensive, quick to under-


Approbation, entry on probation. Approof, proof, approbation. Approve, to justify, to make good,

to establish, to recommend to

Approved, felt, experienced, con-
victed by proof.
Approvers, persons who try.
Aqua-vitæ, strong waters.
Arbitrate, to determine.
Arch, chief.

Argentine, silver.
Argier, Algiers.

Argosies, ships of great burthen, galleous.

Argument, subject for conversa-
tion, evidence, proof.
Arm, to take up in the arms.
Aroint, avaunt, be gone.
A-row, successively, one after


Art, practice as distinguished
from theory, theory.
Articulate, to enter into articles.
Articulated, exhibited in articles.

Alder-liefest, beloved above all Artificial, ingenious, artful.


Ale, a merry meeting.

As, as if.
Aspect, countenance.

Aspersion, sprinkling.
Assay, test.

Assinego, a he-ass.

Assurance, conveyance or deed.
Assured, affianced.
Astringer, a falconer.

Ates, instigation from Ate, the mischievous goddess that incites bloodshed.

Atomies, minute particles discernible in a stream of sunshine that breaks into a dark

ened room, atoms. Atone, to reconcile. Attasked, reprehended, corrected Attended, waited for. Attent, attentive. Attorney, deputation.

Attorneyship, the discretional agency of another. Attornied, supplied by substitution of embassies. Attributive, that which attributes or gives. Avaunt,contemptuous dismission Averring, confirming.

Audacious, spirited, animated. Audrey, a corruption of Etheldreda.

Augurs, auguries or prognostica


Aukward, adverse.

Authentic, an epithet applied to the learned.

Awful, reverend, worshipful.
Awless, not producing awe.


Baccare, stand back, give place.
Bale, misery, calamity.
Baleful, baneful.
Balked, bathed or piled up.
Balm, the oil of consecration.
Band, bond.

Bandog, village dog or mastiff.
Bank, to sail along the banks.
Banning, cursing.

Banquet, a slight refection, a de


Bans, curses


Conclusion, determination, resolution.

Conclusions, experiments. Concupy, concupiscence. Condition, temper, character, qualities, vocations or inclinations.

Condolement, sorrow.
Conduct, conductor.
Coney-catched, deceived, cheated.
Coney-catcher,a cheat,or sharper.
Confession, profession.
Conject, conjecture.
Conjecture, suspicion.

Confound, to destroy, to expend,

to consume.

Confounded, worn or wasted.
Consent, to agree.

Consent, conspiracy, will, as

sent, united voice.

Consigned, sealed.

Consist, to stand upon.
Consort, company.

Consort, to keep company with.
Constancy, consistency, stability.
Constant, firm, determined.
Constantly, certainly, without

Contemptible, contemptuous. Continent, the thing which contains.

Continents, banks of rivers.
Continuate, uninterrupted.

Contraction, marriage contract.
Contrarious, different.

Contrive, to spend and wear out.
Control, to confute.

Convent, to serve or agree.
Convented, cited, summoned.
Conversation, familiar


course, conduct, behaviour. Converse, interchange. Conversion, change of condition. Convertite, convert. Convey, to perform slight of hand, to manage artfully. Conveyance, theft, fraud. Convince, to overpower, subdue, convict.

Convicted, overpowered, baffled.
Convive, to feast.

Cope, to encounter, to engage.
Cope, covering.
Copped rising to a cop, or head.
Copy, theme.

Coragio, an exclamation of en-
Corinthian, a wencher.
Corky, dry, withered, husky.
Corners, by-places.
Corollary, surplus.
Coronet, a crown.
Corrigible, corrected.
Costard, the head.
Coster-monger, meanly, merce-
Cote, to overtake.

Coted, quoted, observed, or regarded.

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Cranks, windings.
Crants, chants.

Crare, a small trading vessel. Craven, a degenerate, dispirited cock.

Craven, mean, cowardly, to make


Create, compounded, or made up.

Credent, creditable, credible. Credit, account, information, credulity.

Credit, a great light set upon a beacon.

Cressive, increasing.

Crest, the top, the height. Crestless, those who have no right

to arms.

Crisp, curling, winding, curled, bent, hollow. Critic, cynic.

Critical, censorious.

Crone, an old worn-out woman. Crosses, money stamped with a


Crow, to exult over.
Crow-keeper, a scare-crow.
Crown, to conclude.
Crowned, dignified, adorned.
Crownet, last purpose.
Cry, a troop or pack.
Cue, in stage cant, the last words
of the preceding speech.
Cuisses, armour for the thighs.
Cullion, a despicable fellow.
Cunning, sagacity, knowledge.
Curb, to bend or truckle.
Curiosity, finical delicacy, scru-
pulousness or captiousness.
Curious, scrupulous.
Curled, ostentatiously dressed.
Currents, occurrences.

Dare, to challenge or incite. Dark-house,a house made gloomy by discontent.

Darkling, in the dark.

Darraign, to arrange, put in or


Daub, to disguise.

Daubery, falsehood and imposition.

Day-bed, a couch.

Day-light, broad-day.
Day-woman, dairy-maid.
Dear, best, important, dire.
Dearn, lonely, solitary.
Death-tokens, spots appearing on
those infected by the plague.
Deboshed, debauched.
Decay, misfortunes.
Deceivable, deceptious.
Deck, to cover, a pack.
Decline, to run through from first
to last.

Declined, the fallen.

Deem, opinion, surmise.
Defeat, destruction.

Defeatures, features, change of
features for the worse.
Defence, art of fencing.
Defend, to forbid.

Defensible, furnishing the means
of defence.
Defiance, refusal.
Deformed, deforming.

Deftly, dexterously, with adroit


Defy, to refuse, to disdain.
Degrees, steps.
Delay, to let slip.
Demerits, merits.

Demise, to grant.

Demurely, solemnly

Denay, denial.

Denied,disbelieved or contemned.

Denier, the twelfth part of a Doff, see Daff.

French sou.

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Dole, lot, allowance.

Dolphin, the Dauphin of France.
Don, to do on, to put on.
Done, expended, consumed.
Dotant, dotard.

Double, full of duplicity.
Doubt, to fear.

Dout, to do out, extinguish
Dowle, a feather.

Down-gyved, hanging down like
what confines the fetters round
the ancles.
Drab, whoring.
Draught, the jakes.
Drawn, embowelled,exenterated.
Dread, epithet applied to kings.
Drew, assembled.

Dribbling, a term of contempt.
Drive, to fly with impetuosity.

Dibble, an instrument used by Drollery, a show performed by


Dich, dit or do it.

Dickon, familiarly for Richard.

Die, gaming.

Diet, regimen.

Diet, to oblige to fast.
Diffused, extravagant, irregular.
Digress, to deviate from the right.
Digression, transgression.
Dint, impression.

Direction, judgment, skill.
Disable, to undervalue.
Disappointed, unprepared.
Disclose, to hatch.

Discontenting, discontented.
Discontents, malcontents.
Discourse, reason.

Disdained, disdainful.

Disease, uneasiness, discontent.
Diseases, sayings.
Disgrace, hardship, injury.
Dis'imns, unpaints, obliterates.
Dispark, to destroy a park.
Disponge, discharge as a sponge.
Dispose, to make terms, to settle


Disposition, frame.
Disputable, disputatious.
Dispute, to talk over.
Dissemble, to gloss over.
Disembling, putting dissimilar
things together.
Distaste, to corrupt, to change to

a worse state.

Distemper, intoxication. Distemperature, perturbation. Distempered, ruffled, out of hu


Distractions, detachments, separate bodies. Distraught, distracted.

Diverted, turned out of the course of nature.

Divilable, divided.


Drugs, drudges,

Drumble, to act lazily and stupidly. Dry, thirsty.

Ducdame, duc ad me, bring him

to me.

Dudgeon, the handle of a dagger. Due, to endue, to deck, to grace. Dull, melancholy, gentle, soothing.

Dull, to render callous, insensible.

Dullard, a person stupidly unconcerned.

Dump, a mournful elegy.
Dup, to do up, to lift up.


Eager, sour, sharp, harsh.
Eanlings, lambs just dropt.
Ear, to plough.

Easy, slight, inconsiderable.
Eche, to eke out.
Ecstacy, alienation of mind, mad-


Effects, affects, or affections, ac-
tions, deeds effect ed.
Eftest, deftest, readiest.
Egypt, a gipsy.

Eld, old time, or persons.
Element, initiation, previous

Embossed, inclosed,swollen,puffy.
Embowelled, exhausted.
Embraced, indulged in.
Eminence, high honours.
Empery, dominion, sovereign

Emulation, rivalry, envy, facti-
ous contention.

Emulous, jealous of higher authority.

Division, the pauses or parts of Encave, to hide.

musical composition.

Dirulgel, spoker of

Doctrine, skill.

Enfeoff, to invest with possession. Engine, instrument of war, military machine, the rack.

Engross, to fatten, to pamper.
Engrossments, accumulations.
Enkindle, to stimulate
Enmew, to coop up.

Ensconce, to protect as with a fort.

Enseamed, greasy.

Enshield, shielded.

Entertain, to retain in service. Entertainment, the pay of an army, admission to office. Entreatments, the objects of entreaty.

Envy, hatred or malice.
Ephesian, a cant term for a toper.
Equipage, stolen goods.
Erewhile, just now.
Erring, wandering.
Escoted, paid.

Esil, a river so called, or vinegar.
Esperance, the motto of the
Percy family.
Espials, spies.

Essential, existent, real.

Estimate, price.

Estimation, conjecture.

Eterne, eternal.

Even, calm, equable, temperate equal, fellow.

Eren, to act up to.
Examined, questioned, doubted
Excrement, the beard.

Excrements, the hair, nails, feathers of birds, &c.

Execute, to employ, to put to use. Execution, employment or exercise.

Executors, executioners.
Exempt, excluded.

Exercise, exhortation, lecture, or confession.

Exhale, hale or lug out.
Exhibition, allowance.
Exigent, end.

Exorcist, a person who can raise spirits.

Expect, expectation.
Expedient, expeditious.
Expiate, fully completed.

Expostulate, to inquire or discuss
Exposture, exposure.
Express, to reveal.
Expulsed, expelled.

Exsufficate, contemptible, abo-
Extend, to seize.

Extent, in law, violence in gene ral.

Extern, outward.
Extirped, rooted out.

Extracting, that which araws
away from every thing but its
own object.
Extravagant, wandering.
Extremes, extravagance of con-
duct, extremities.
Eyases, young nestlings.
Eyas musket, infant lilliputian
Eye, a small shade of colour

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