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By water-classes the account was not regular: for, from attenuation and coronation, the hours wore shorter in hot weather than in cold. Brown. The supply of its moisture is by rains and show, and dews and cond-oration of vapours, and Perhaps by subterraneous passages. Bentley. Tc CONI).E/NSE. A. a. [condoso, Lat.] To make any body more thick, close, and weighty; to drive or attract the parts of any body nearer to each other; to inspissate, opposed to raresy. Moving in so high a sphere, he most needs, as the sun, raise many envious exhalations; which, consensed by a popular odium, were capable to cloud the Brightest merit. Cine Coarses. Some lead their youth abroad, while some condense Their liquid store, and some in cells dispense. Dryden's Pirgil. Such dense and solid strata arrest the vapour at the surface of the earth, and collect and condense it there, Woodward. To Cosp E"N's E. v. n. To grow close and weighty; to withdraw its parts into a 11arrow compass. The water falling from the upper parts of the cave, does presently there condense into little stones. Boyle. All vapours, when they begin to condense and coalesce into small parcels, become first of that bigness whereby azure must be reflected, before they can constitute other colours. Newton. CoN de'N's E. adj. [from the verb.] Thick; dense ; condensated ; close; massy; weighty. They colour, shape, and size, Assume, as likes thém best, condenie or rare. - Milton. . They might be separated without consociating into the huge condenie bodies of planets. Bentley.

CoN DE'N's ER. m. s. [from condense..] A

strong metalline vessel wherein to crowd

the air, by means of a syringe fastened thereto. Sooncy. Cos I E's sit v. m. . [from condense.] The state of being condensed; condensation; denseness; density. Co'N DERs. h. 3. [conduire, French.] Such as stand upon high places near the sea coast, at the time of herring fishing, to make signs to the fishers which way the shole passeth, which may better appear to such as staid upon some high cliff, by a kind of blue colour that the to causeth in the water, than to those in the slips. These be likewise called huers; by likelihood of the French buyer, exclamare; and balkers. - Corve!!.

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3. To stoop; to bend; to yield; to so. nit ; to become subject. Can they think me sobroken, so debisi, With corporal servitude, that my mind over Will condescend to such absurd commands? Mit. Nur shall my resolution Pisarm itself, nor condercond to parley With foolish hopes. Dakar. CoN Desce’NDEN ce. n.s.. [condescendant, Fr. Voluntary submission to a state of equality with inferiours. CoN p Esc E'N DING 1. Y. adv. [from conds. scending.] By way of voluntary humi. liation ; by way of kind concession. We corder-endingly made Luther's worksum. pires in the controversy. Attorio. Cos desce'ssion. n.s.[from condestrail Voluntary humiliation ; descent from superiority; voluntary submission to equality with inferiours. t forbids pride and ambition, and vain sory; and commands humility and modesty, and condescension to others. Tiliates. Courtesy and condescension is an happy quiry, which never fails to make its way into the so: opinion, and into the very heart; and alloys: envy which always attends a high station. Atta, Raphael, amidst his tenderness, shews such 1 dignity and condescension in all his behavio, a are suitable to superiour nature. Azis. CoN D Esc E'N's 1 v E. adj. [from condisco. Courteous ; willing to treat with infe. riours on equal terms; not haughty; not arrogant. CONDI'GN. adj. [condignto, Latin.] Worthy of a person ; suitable; destrocd ; merited : it is always used of somc. thing deserved by crimes. . Unless it were a bloody inurtherer, I never gave them coodign punishment. Shelt. Consider who is your friend; he that wood have brought him to condon ishment, or be that has saved him. Aristol. CoN DI’s N Ess. n. . [from condign.) Suit. ableness; agreeableness to deserts. Dirt: CoN di'GN LY. adv. [from condign.] Deservedly; according to merit. Did. Co's divest. m. s. Trondimentum, Lot) Seasoning ; sauce; that which excites the appetite by a pungent taste. . . As for radish, and the like, they are for soments, and not for nourishment. Boo, Many things are swallowed by animals rather for condiment, gust, or medicament, than of substantial nutriment. Brotra. CoN disciple. n.s. [condiscipalus, Lt. A schoolfellow. To CONDITE. v. a. [condio, Lat.] To pickle ; to preserve by salts or aroma" ticks. Much after the same manner as the sus" doth, in the conditing of pears, quinces, ord" like. Grew's Asas.” The most innocent of them are but like:: dits" or pickled mushrooms, which, cartos corrected, may be harmless, but can nes; " good. Taylor's Rule of Living H 7. Cö'N bite MENT. n. s. [from condite.} : composition of conserves, powders, spices, in the form of an electuary. Do CONDI"TION. n. 3. [condition, Frero conditio, Lat.] • * 1. Quality; that by which any this " denominated good or bad.

A race, whose heat hath this rondition, That nothing can allay, nothing but blood. Slak.

2. Attribute ; accident ; property. The king is but a man: the violet smells, the element shews, to him as to me; all his senses have but human conditions. Shakspeare, It seemed to us a condition and property of Divine Powers and Beings, to be o and unseen to others. Bacon. They will be able to conserve their properties unchanged in passing through several mediums; which is another condition of the rays of light. Newion's Opticks. 3. Natural quality of the mind; temper; temperament; complexion. The child taketh most of his nature of the mother; besides speech, manners, and inclination, which are agreeable to the conditions of their mothers. Sociiser on Ireland. '1'he best and soundest of his time hath been but rash: now must we look, from his age, to receive not alone the imperfections of long engrafted condition, but the unruly waywardness that infirm and cholerick years bring with them. Slaloocar. 4. Moral quality; virtue or vice. Jupiter is hot and moist, temperate, modest, honest, adventurous, liberal, merciful, loving, and faithful; that is, giving these inclinations: and therefore those ancient kings, beautified with these conditions, might be called thereafter JuPiter. Socrates espoused Xantippe only for her extreme ill conditions above all of that sex. South. 5. State; external circumstances. To us all, That feel the bruises of the days before, And suffer the condition of these times To lay an heavy and unequal hand Upon our humours. Shakspeare. It was not agreeable unto the condition of Paradise, and state of innocence. roottya. Estimate the greatness of this mercy, by the contition it finds the sinner in when God vouchsates it to them. south. Did we perfectly know the state of our own condition, and what was most proper for us, we might have reason to conclude our prayer; not heard, if not answered. M’ake. This is a principle adapted to every passion and faculty of our nature, to every state and eondition of our life. Rogers. Some desponding people take the kingdom to be in no condition of encouraging so numerous a breed of beggars. Swift. Condition, circumstance, is not the thing; Bliss is the same in subject as in king. Pope. 6. Rank. - I am in mv condition A prince, Miranda. Shah. Tempest. The king himself met with many entertainments, at the charge of particular men; which had been rarely practised till then by the persons of the best condition. Clarendon. 7. Stipulation ; terms of compact. Condition / what condition can a treaty find

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He could not defend it above ten days; and must then submit to the worst conditions the rebels were like to grant to his person, and to his religion. Clarendon. Niany are apt to beheve remission of sins, but they believe it without the condition of repentance. Taylor. Those barb"rous pirates willingly receive ëanations, such as we are pleas a to give. Waller.

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Make our eonditions with yon captive king.— Secure one but my solitary cell; "I is all I ask him. Drydo. 3. The writing in which the terms of agreement are comprised; compact 5 bond. Go with me to a notary, seal me there Your single bond; and in a merry sport, If you repay me not on such a day, In such a place, such sum or sums as are Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit Be nominated. Shukspeare. To CoN D1' rios. v. n. [from the noun.] To make terms: to stipulate. It was conditioned between Saturn and Titan, that Saturn should put to death all his male children. Raleigh's History. small towns, which stand stiff tiss great shot Enforce them, by war's law, condition not. Donne. 'T is one thing, I must confess, to condition for a good olice, and another thing to do it gratis. L'Estronge. CoN Di’t 1o NAL. adj. [from condition.] I. By way of stipulation; not absolute; made with limitations; granted on particular terms.

For the use we have his express command

ment, for the effect his conditional promise; so that, without obedience to the one, there is of the other no assurance. Jíooker. Many scriptures, though as to their format terms they are absolute, yet as to their sense * are conditional. South. This strict necessity they simple call; Another sort there is conditional. Dryden. 2. In grammar and logick.] Expressing some condition or supposition. CoN p 'rios A L. n.s. Ifrom the adjective.I A limitation. Not in use. He said, if he were sure that young man were king Edward's son, he would never bear arms against him. This case seems hard, both in respect of the contitional, and in respect of the other words. Bacon's Henry vii. CoN Di T Los A'i. It Y. n. 4. [from conditional.] The quality of being conditional; limitation by certain terms. And as this clear proposal of the promises may inspirit our endeavours, so is the conditionality most efficacious to necessitate and engage them. - 12-cay of Piey. CoN Diori o N AI. L. Y. adv. [from cond:tional.] particular terms; on certain stipulations. I here entail The crown to thee, and to thine heirs for ever; Conditionally, that here thou take an oath To cease this civil war. So, espeare.

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but conditionally, upon his doing wicked offices: conscience shall here, according to its office, interpose and protest. - South. CoN p i'rio Na Ry. adj. [from condition.] Stipulated. Would God in mercy dispense with it as a tonditionary, yet we could not be happy without it as a natural, qualification for heaven. Norris. To Co N DI’t to NAF E. v. a. (from condition.] To qualify: to regulate. a That ivy ariseth but where it may be supported, we cannot ascribe the same too any science

With certain limitations; on


thrrein, which suspends and conditionate, its eruption. Brown's Polgar Errours. CoN D1 r"to NATE. ad;. Ifrom the verb.] Established on certain terms or conditions. * That which is mistaken to be particular and absolute, duly understood, is general, but conditionate; and belongs to none who shall not perform the condition. Hammond. CoN or’rio N.E. D. adj. [from condition.] floors qualities or properties good or act. The dearest friend to me, the kindest man, The best condition'd. To CONDO'LE. v. n. [condoleo, Lat.] To lament with those that are in misfortune; to express concern for the miseries of others. It has with before the

person for whose misfortune we profess.

grief. It is opposed to congrato/ate. Your friends would have cause to rejoice, rather than condole with you. Temple. I congratulate with the beasts upon this honour done to their king; and must condole with us poor mortals, who are rendered incapable of paying our respects. To Con Do'LE. v. a. To bewail with another. I come not, Samson, to condole thy chance, As these perhaps; yet wish it had not been, Though for no friendly intent. Milton. Why should our poet petition Isis for her safe delivery, and afterwards condole her miscarriage 2 Dryden. CoN Do'LEMENT. m. s. [from condole.] Grief; sorrow ; mourning. To persevere In obstinate condolement, is a course Of impious stubbornness, unmanly grief Shaks. CoN 1 o'LEN CE. n. 4. [condolance, Fr. J The expression of grief for the sorrows of another; the civilities and messages of friends upon any loss or misfortunç. The reader will excuse this digression, due by way of condolence to my worthy brethren. Arbuthnot. CoN Do'LER. m. s. [from condole..] One that joins in lamentation for the misfortunes of another. CoN doNA’s Ios. m. s. [condonatio, Lat.] A pardoning ; a forgiving. Dirt. To CONDU’CE. v. n. Lconduco, Lat.] To promote an end; to contribute ; to serve to some purpose: followed by to. The boring of holes in that kind of wood, and then laying it abroad, seemeth to conduce to make it shine. Bacon. The means and preparations that may conduce anto the enterprize. - after. Every man does love or hate things, according as he apprehends them to conduce to this end, or to contradict it. Tilloison. They may conduce to farther discoveries for completing the theory of light. Newton. To Cos DU’c E. v. a. To conduct; to accompany, in order to show the way. In this sense I have only found it in the following passage. He was sent to conduce hither the princess Henrietta Maria. - Wotton, cos du/c B le. adj. [conducibilis, Latin.] Having the power of conducing; having a tendency to promote or forward : with to.

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To both, the medium which is most propitious and conducible, is air. *io, Those motions of generations and corruptions, and of the conducibles thereunte, are wisely and admirably ordered and contemporated by the rector of all things. Hair. ... None of these magnetical experiments are susficient for a perpetual motion, though those kind of qualities seem most conducible unto it. Willino’ Mathematical Mario. Our Saviour hath enjoined us a reasonable service: all his laws are in themselves conducible to the temporal interest of them that chserve them. Bently. CoN DU’c. B LEN F. ss. n.s.. [from conduri&le.) The quality of contributing to any end. Dirt. CoN DU’clv E. adj. [from conduce.] That may contribute; having the power of forwarding or promoting : with ta. An action, however candiscive to the good our country, will be represented as }. ill to it. ...todison's Fr. Those proportions of the good things of this life, ...; are most consistent with the interests of the soul, are also most conducive to our present felicity. geri. CoN duoc i v EN Ess. n.s.. [from conducive.] The quality of conducing. I mention some examples of the conduciveness of the smallness of a body's parts to its flui; Boyk. CO'NDUCT. m. s. [conduit, Fr. con and ductus, Lat.] I. Management ; economy. Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold, stir more than they can quiet, and fly to the end without consideration of the means. Bazar. How void of reason are our hopes and fears! What in the conduct of our life appears So well design'd, so luckily begun, But when we have our wish, we wish undone? Dryden's juvosal. 2. The act of leading troops; the duty of a general. Conduct of armies is a prince's art. Waller. 3. Convoy; escort; guard. His majesty, Tend'ring my person's safety, hath appointed This conduit to convey me to the Tower. Slo, I was ashamed to ask the king footmen and horsemen, and conduct for safeguard againstocr adversaries. l *s4. The act of convoying or guarding. Some three or four of you, Go, give him courteous conduct to this place. §. otro. 5. A warrant by which a convoy is appointed, or safety is assured. 6. Exact behaviour; regular life. Though all regard for reputation is not quite laid aside, it is so low, that very few think vir. tue and conduct of absolute necessity for presering it. Strift. To CoN Du'ct. v. a. [conduire, French.) 1. To lead : to direct; to accompany, in order to show the way. I shall strait conduct you to a hill side, where I will point you out the right path. Hon. O may thy pow'r, F. still to me, Conduct my steps to find the fatal tree, In this deep forest! Dryden's Antić. 2. To usher; to attend in civility. Pray receive them nobly, and ...}, thern Into our presence. Skatipeare's Henry viii.

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Ascanius bids them be conducted in. Dryden. 3. To manage : as, to conduct an affair. 4. To head an army; to lead and order troops. CoN ductiot lous. adj.[conductitius, Lat.] Hired; employed for wages. The persons were neither titularies nor perpetual curates; but intirely conductitious, and removeable at pleasure. 4yliffe. CoN DU'croR. m. ... [from conduct.] 1. A leader; one who shows another the wav by accompanying him. - §. of so . of future ill; And zeal, the blind conductor of the will. Dryd. 2. A chief; a general. Who is conductor of his people?— As "t is said, the bastard son of Glo'ster. Shakr. 3. A manager; a director. If he did not intirely project the union and regency, none will deny him to have been the chief conductor in both. Addison. 4. An instrument to put up into the blad.der, to direct the knife in cutting for the stone. $ouincy.

CoN DU’ct R Ess. n.s.. [from conduct.] A woman that directs; directress. Co'N DU 1 T. n. 4. [conduit, French.] 1. A canal of pipes for the conveyance of waters ; an aqueduct. Water, in conduit pipes, can rise no higher Than the well head from whence it first doth * Davies. This face of mine is hid "In sap-consuming winter's drizzled snow, And all the conduits of my blood froze up. Shakspeare. God is the fountain of honour; and the conduit, by which he conveys it to the sons of men, are .virtuous and generous practices. South. . These organs are the nerves which are the conduits to convey them from without to their

audience in the brain. Locke. ,

Wise nature likewise, they suppose, Has drawn two conduits down our nose. Prior. 2. The pipe or cock at which water is

drawn. I charge and command, that the conduit run nothing but claret wine. Shakspeare.

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serve with sugar. It seems now corrupted into comfit. Co’N FEcor. m. s. Lírom the verb.] A Sweetmeat. At supper eat a pippin roasted, and sweetened with sugar of roses and caraway confects. Harvey. CoN FE'cor Ios. n. s. scomfortio, Latin.] 1. A preparation of fruit, or juice of fruit, with sugar; a sweetmeat. Hast thou not learn'd me to preserve? yeaso, That our great king himself doth woo me oft For my confections: Shakspeare's Cymbeline. They have in Turky and the East certain confections, which they call servets, which are like to candied conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons. Bacon's Natural History. He saw him devour fish and flesh, swallow wines and spices, confections and fruits of numberless sweets and flavours. Addison. 2. An assemblage of different ingredients; a composition; a mixture. Of best things then, what world shall yield

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CoN FE’d E R A cy. m. s. [confederation, Fr. jædus, Lat.] A league; a contract by which several persons or bodies of men engage to support each other; union; engagement; federal compact. What confederacy have you with the traitors? Shakspeare's King Lear. Judas sent them to Rome, to make a league of amity and confederacy with them. , 1 Macr. W. has a whole jo against him, and I must endeavour to defend him. Dryden. The friendships of the world are oft Confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure. Addison. An avaricious man in office is in confedera: with the whole clan of his district, or {...? ance; which, in modern terms of art, is called to live and let live. Swift. To CONFEDERATE. v. a. [confiderer, French.) To join in a league ; to unite; to ally. They were confederated with Charles's enemy. Ronollos. With these the Piercies them confiderate, And as three heads conjoin in one intent. Daniel. To Con FE's ERA. E. v. n. To league; to unite in a league. By words men come to know one another's minds; by those they covenant and confederate: - uth. It is a ...” with him to whom the sacrifice is offered. 4tterbury.

CoNFE'per At E. adj. [from the verb.] United in a league. For they have consulted together with one consent: they are coof-derate against thee. Psal. All the swords In Italy, and her of: arms, Could not have made this peace. Shakopoaro. While the mind of man o upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and g, no farther; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together, it must need fly to providence and deity. Bacon. Oh race conf frate into crimes, that prove Triumphant o'er th’ eluded rage of Jove! Pope. in a confederate war, it ought to be considered which party has the deepest share in the quarrel. Swift. CoN FE's ERAt e. n. . [foom the verb.] One who engages to support another ; an ally. Sir Edmond Courtnev.and the haughty prelate, With many more coofederates, are in arms. Shakspeare's Richard III. We still have fresh recruits in store, If our confederates can afford us more. Dryden. CoN FEDERA’t 1o N. m. s. [ confederation, Fr.] League; compact of mutual support; alliance. The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation amongst themselves. . . Bacon. Nor can those confederation, or designs be durable, when subjects make bankrupt of their allegiance. Aing Charles.

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forer, Fr.] To discourse with another upon a stated subject; to ventilate any question by oral discussion; to converse solemnly ; to talk gravely together ; to compare sentiments. You will hear us ecosor of this, and by an auricular assurance have your satisfaction. Shak. Reading makes a full man, conference a ready

man, and writing an exact man; and therefore,

if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he comfor little, he had need have a resent wit; and, if he read little, he had need we much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not. Bacon. When they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves. 21cts. He was thought to coofer with the lord Colepeper upon the subjects; but had some particular thoughts, upon which he then conserred with nobody. Clarendon, The christian princess in her tent confers With fifty of your learn'd philosophers; Whom with such eloquence she does persuade, That they are captives to her reasons made. - Dryden's Tyr. Love. To Con FE’R, .... a. 1. To compare ; to examine by comparison with other things of the same kind. The words in the eighth verse, rans-rred with the same words in the twentieth, make it mianifest. Raleigh. If we consor these observations with others of the like nature, we may find cause to rectify the general opinion. Bevle. Pliny conferring his authors, and comparing their works together, found those that went be: fore transcribed by those that fllowed. Brown. 2. To give ; to bestow: with on before him who receives the gift. Rest to the limbs, and quiet I roofer

On troubled minds. Waller.

The conferring this honour upon him would increase the credit he had. Clarenko. Coronation to a king, coofers no royal authority upon him. Sooth. There is not the least intimation inscripture of this privilege conferred upon the Romanchurch. Tillator. Thou conferrest the benefits, and he receives them: the first produces love, and the last ingratitude. - Arbuthnot. 3. To contribute; to conduce: with to. The closeness and compactness of the parts resting together, doth much coofer to the strength of the union. Glanvilla Co'N F or EN cf. n.s.. [conference, Fr.] 1. The act of conversing on serious subjects : formal discourse; oral discussion of any question. 1 shall grow skiol in country matters, if | have often conference with your servant. Sility. Sometime they deliver it, whom privately zool and piety moveth to be instructors of others by reference; sometime of them it is taught, whom the church hath called to the public, either reading thereof, or interpreting. Hooker. What passign hangs these weights upon my tongue? I cannot speak to her; yet she ure'd reforest. Shahport. 2. An appointed meeting for discussing some point by personal debate. 3. Comparison; examination of different things by comparison of each with other. Our diligence must search out all helps and furtherances, which scriptures, councils, lawi, and the mutual conference of all men's collection: and observations, may afford. Henker. The conference of these two places, containi so excellent a piece of learning as this, expre by so worthy a wit as Tully's was, must needs bring on pleasure to him that maketh true account of learning. *ckam', Scholasts. CoN FE'r Re R. n. . [from confer.] 1. He that converses. 2. He that bestows. To CONFE'SS. v. a. [conforer, French; confiteor, confessum, Latin.] 1. To acknowledge a crime; to own a failure. He doth in some sort confo it.—fit be conferred, it is not redressed. Słakotaro. Human faults with human grief coofers : . "T is thou art chang'd. Prior. 2. It has of before the thing confessed, when it is used reciprocally. Coofs, thee freely so sin; For to deny each article with oath, Cannot remove nor choke the strong conceptoSkałopore', Gioio. 3. To disclose the state of the conscience to the priest, in order to repentance pardon. * If our sin be only against God, yet to of it to his minister may be of good use. Witt. 4. It is used with the reciprocal pronoun. Our beautiful votary took the opportunity confessing herself to this celebrated fither. 44. 5. To hear the confession of a penitcut, as a priest. 6. To own; to avow ; to profess; not to deny. Whosoever therefore shall consors me befo men, him will I coefos also before my Father which is in heaven; but whosoever shalf deo me before men, him will I also deny before.” Father which is is heaven. As stião

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