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dense, rare, tangible, pneumatical, volatile, fixsd, determinate, indeterminate, hard, and soft. Bacon's Natural History. There is the same necessity for the divine influence and regimen, to order and govern, conserve and keep together, the universe in that •onsistence it hath received, as it was at first to give it, before it could receive it. Hale. I carried on my enquiries farther, to try whether this rising world, when formed and finished, would continue always the same, in the same form, structure, and consistency. Burnet. 2- Degree of denseness or rarity. . Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a syrup. Arbuthnot on Aliments. 3. Substance ; form ; make. His friendship is of a noble make, and a lasting consistency. South's Sermont. 4. Durable or lasting state. Meditation will confirm resolutions of good, and give them a durable consistence in the soul. Hammond. These are fundamental truths that lie at the bottom, the basis upon which many others rest,

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ing and rich in store, with which they furnish the mind. loske. 5. Agreement with itself, or with any other thing; congruity; o: That consistency of behaviour, whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just and equitable. Addison's Freeholder. 6. A state of rest, in which things capable of growth or decrease continue for some time at a stand, without either; as the growth, consistence, and return. Chambers. consistent. adj. [consistens, Latin.] 1. Not contradictory; not opposed. With reference to such a lord, to serve, and to be free, are terms not consistent only, but equivalent. South. A great part of their politicks others do not think consistent with honour to practise. Addis. On their own axis as the planets run, Yet make at once their circle round the sun; $o two consistent motions act the soul, And one regards itself, and one the whole. Pope. Shew me one that has it in his power To act consistent with himself an hour. Pope. The fool consistent, and the false sincere. Pope. 2. Firm ; not fluid. Pestilential miasms insinuate into the humoral and consistent parts of the body. Harvey. The sand, contained within the shell, becoming solid and consistent, at the same time that of the stratum without it did. Woodward. Cossi's re NT I.Y adv. [from consistent.] Without contradiction; agreeably. The Phoenicians are of this character, and the poet describes them consistently with it: they are Proud, idle, and effeminate. Broome. Co N sist o'R1A L. adj. [from consistory.] Relating to the ecclesiastical court. *n official, or chancellor, has the same consis:::::: once with the bishop himself that dePoom. Ayliffe's Parergon; Soory. n. J. [consistorium, Lat.] * The place of justice in the court chris. tian. Cowell.

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Christ himself, in that great consistory, shall deign to step down from his throne. South. 2. The assembly of cardinals. How far I've proceeded, Or how far further shall, is warrauted By a commission from the consistory, Yea, the whole consist'ry of Rome. Shakspeare. A late prelate, of remarkable zeal for the church, were religions to be tried by lives, would have lived down the pope and the whole consistory. 4tteriury. 3. Any solemn assembly. In mid air To council summons all his . Within thick clouds, and dark, tenfold involv'd, A gloomy consistory. Milton's Paradise Rog. At Jove's assent, the deities around In solemn state the consistory crown'd. Pope. 4. Place of residence. My other self, my counsel's consistory, my - oracle, i = I, as a child, will go by thy direction. SBakr. CoN so’cl AT E. m. s. [from consorio, Latin.] An accomplice; a confederate ; a partner. atridge, and Stanhope were condemned as consociates in the conspiracy of Somerset. - Jiayward. To CONSO'CIATE. v. a. [consocio, Latin.) 1. To unite ; to join. Generally the best outward shapes are also the likeliest to be consociated with good inward faculties. Wotton on Education. 2. To cement; to hold together. The ancient philosophers always brought in a supernatural principle to unite and consociate the parts of the chaos. Burnet.

. To Conso'ciate. v. n. To coalesce; to fifth and the octave. - Wotton. Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. oooAnd winds and waters flow'd , - Thy Bellona, who thy consert came In consonance. Thomson's Spring. Not only to thy bed, but to thy fame. Irrizo

unitc. - - If they cohered, yet by the next conflict with other atoms they might be separated again, without ever consociating into the huge condense bodies of planets. Bentley's Serment. CoN socia's to N. n. 4. [from consociate.] 1. Alliance. There is such a consociation of offices between the prince and whom his favour breeds, that they may help to sustain his power, as he their knowledge. Ben fonton's Discoveries. 2. Union ; intimacy; companionship. By so long and so various consociation with a rince, he had now gotten, as it were, two lives in his own fortune and greatness. JWotton. CoN sool AB I, E. adj. Lírom console. } That admits comfort. To Co'ssol. At E. v. a. [consolor, Latin.] To comfort; to console; to sooth in misery. Not much used. I will be gone; , That pitiful rumour may report my flight, To consolute thine ear. Shak peare. What may somewhat consolate all men, that honour virtue, we do not discover the latter scene of his misery in authors of antiquity. Brown's Pulgar Errouri. CoN sol A^T Ios. m. s. [c nsolatio, Latin.] Comfort; alleviation of misery; such alleviation as is produced by partial remedies. - - We, that were in the jaws of death, were now brought into a place where we found nothing but consolations. . . - low-on. Against such cruelties, With inward sonolation, recorapuns'd; T t

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two sentences, the former of which doth shew how the latter is restrained. Hager. That where much is given there shall be much required, is a thing consonant with naturi, *:::: IX-ray of Piń. eligion looks consonant to itself. Decay of Piety. He discovers how consonant the account which Moses hath left of the primitive earth, is te this from nature. Wesozord.

the sense of misery. Others the syren sisters compass round, And empty heads console with empty sound. Pope's Danciad. CoNso'LER. m. s. [from console.] One that gives comfort. Pride once more appears upon the stage, as the great consoler of the miseries of man. Commentary on Pope's Essay on Man. CoN so’i. I DAN T. adj. [from consolidate.] That has the quality of uniting wounds. To CONSO'LIDATE. v. a. Lconsolider, Fr. solidus, Latin.] 1. To form into a compact or solid body; to harden; to unite into a solid mass. The word may be rendered, either he stretched, or he fixed and consolidated, the earth above the waters. Burnet’s ‘Theory. The effect of spirits in stopping hemorrhages, and consolidating the fibres, is well known to chirurgeons. Arbuthnot. 2. To combine or unite two parliamentary bills into one. To Co Nso'll DATE. v. n. To grow firm, hard, or solid. In hurts and ulcers in the head, dryness maketh them more apt to consolidate. Bacon. The sandy, sparry, and flinty matter was then soft, and susceptible of any form in these shelly moulds; and it con, olidated and became hard atterwards. M’oodward's Nat. Hirt. Cosso LII A/T 10 N. m. s. [from consolidate.] 1. The act of uniting into a solid mass. The consolidation of the marble, and of the stone, did not fail out at random. Woodward. 2. The annexing of one bill in parliament to another. 3. In law, it is used for the combining and uniting of two benefices in one. Cowell. , Cosso’ LI I, Ari v E. adj. [from consolidate.] That has the quality of healing wounds. Dict. Co's so N AN ce. ? n. 4. [consonance, Fr. Co's so NANCY. consonans, Latin.] 1. Accord of sound. The two principal consonances that most ravish the ear, are, by the consent of all mature, the

Co's so N ANT. n. s. [confortars, Latin.] A letter which cannot be sounded, or but imperfectly, by itself. In all vowels the passage of the mouth is crea and free, without any appulse of an organ of speech to another: but in all consoonis there is an appulse of the organs, sometimes (if you alstract the consonants from the vowels) whosis precluding all sound; and, in all of them, more or less checking and abetting it. Hasser. He considered these as they had a greater mirture of vowels or consonants, and accordingly - i. them as the verse required a greater stan ness. Pope's Ersay on Herer. Co’N so NANT LY. adv. [from corsonant.] Consistently ; agreeably. This as consonantly it preacheth, teacheth, and delivereth, as if but one tongue did speak for ill. Histor. Ourselves are formed, according to that mind which frames things consonantly to their respective natures. Glanville's Soto. if he will speak carronantly to himself. He must say that happened in the original constitetion. - - Troszoo. Co’N so N ANTN Ess. n.s.. [from consors Agreeableness; consistency. Co’s so Nous. adj. [consonus, Lat.] Agreeing in sound ; symphonious. CoN so PIA’s Io N. m. s. [from coxsopio, Latin.] The act of laying to sleep. Little in use. One of his maxims is, that a total abstinence from intemperance is no more philosophy, this a total consopiation of the senses is repose. Digiy to Po. CONSORT. n. s. [consors, Latin. It had anciently the accent on the latter syllaole, but has it now on the former. Milton has used them both.] 1. Companion; partner, generally a partner of the bed; a wife or husband. Fellowship, Such as I seek, fit to participate All rational delight; wherein the brute Cannot be human consert. Afroar. Male he created thee; but thy consert Female for race: then bless'd mankind, and so.


He single chose to live, and shunn'd to wed, Well pleas'd to want a consort of his bed. Dryden's Fabler. His warlike amazon her host invades, Th’ imperial consort of the crown of Spades. - Pope. 2. An assembly; a divan ; a consultation. In one consort there sat Cruel revenge, and rancorous despite, , Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate. Fairy Queen. 3. A number of instruments playing together; a symphony. This is probably a mistake for concert. A consort of musick in a banquet of wine, is as a signet of carbuncle set in gold. Ecclur. 4. Concurrence; union. Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity; but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite different. Ali.l. To Conso'RT. v. n. [from the noun.] To associate with ; to unite with 5 to keep company with What will you do? Let's not consort with them. Shakspeare. Which of the Grecian chiefs consorts with thee? Dryden. ‘7 a Conso'RT. U. a. 1. To join ; to mix; to marry. He, with his consorted Eve, The story heard attentive. Milton's Par. Lost. He begins to consort himself with men, and thinks himself one. Locke on Education. 2. To accompany. Not used. I 'll meet with you upon the mart, And afterward consort you till bed time. Shałop. CoN so’RTA B le. adj. [from consort.] To be compared with ; to be ranked with ; suitable. Not used. He was consortable to Charles Brandon, under Henry v1.11. who was equal to him. Wotton. CoN so’RT Ion. n. s. [consortio, Latin.] Partnership ; fellowship ; society. Dict. CoN spe’ct A B le. adj. [from conspectus, Latin.] Easy to be seen. Dict. Co N spect U'it Y. n. 4. [from conspectus, Ilatin.] Sight; view ; sense of seeing. This word is, I believe, peculiar to Saakspeare, and perhaps corrupt. What harm can your bisson conspectuities glean out of this character 2 Shakspeare's Coriolanus.

Cox s p E’Rs 1 on. m. s. [conspersio, Latin.] A sprinkling about. Dict. Co N spicuoit Y. m. s. [from conspicuous.] Brightness; favourableness to the sight. If this definition be clearer than the thing defined, midnight may vie for conspicuity with Incon. Glanville's Scopsis.

CONSPI'CUOUS. adj. [conspicuus, Lat.] r. Obvious to the sight; seen at a distance. Or come I less conspicuous? Or what change Absents thee? Milton's Paradise Lott. a- Erminent; famous; distinguished. He attributed to each of them that virtue which he thought most conspicuous in them. Dryden's juvenal, Dedication. Thy father's meritooints thee out to view; * *ts thee in the fairest point of light, °make thy virtues orthy faults conspicuous. Addison's Cato. care: The house of lords, Poucut scene | Pope's Epistles of Horate.

ConsP1’cuously. adv. [from conspicuout.] 1. Obviously to the view. These methods may be preserved conspicuously, and intirely distinct. Watts' Logick. 2. Eminently; famously; remarkably. CoNs P1’cuous N Ess. n., J. [from conspicuous.] 1. Exposure to the view; state of being visible at a distance. Looked on with such a weak light, they appear well proportioned fabricks; yet they appear so but in that twilight, which is requisite to their conspicuousness. Boyle's Proen. Essay. 2. Eminence; fame; celebrity. Their writings attract more readers by the author's conspicuousness. Boyle on Colours. CoNs P1’R Ac Y. n.s.. [conspiratio, Latin.] 1. A private agreement among several persons to commit some crime; a plot; a concerted treason. O conspiracy / Sham'st thou to shew thy dang'rous brow by night, When o are most free? I had forgot that foul conspiracy Of the beast Caliban, and his confed"rates, Against my life. Shakoeare's Tempest. When scarce he had escap'd the blow Qf faction and conspiracy, Death did his promis'd hopes destroy. Dryden. . In law, an agreement of men to do any thing; always taken in the evil part. It is taken for a confederacy of two, at the least, falsely to indict one, or to procure one to be indicted, of felony. Cowell. 3. A concurrence; a general tendency of many causes to one event. When the time now came that misery was ripe for him, there was a conspiracy in all heavenly and earthly things, to frame fit occasions to lead him unto it. Sidney. The air appearing somalicious in this morbific conspiracy, exacts a more particular regard. arvey on Consumptions. CoNspi'RANT. adj. iconspirans, Latin.] Conspiring; engaging in a conspiracy or plot; plotting. Thou art a traitor, Conspirant 'gainst this high illustrious prince. Shakspeare's King Lear. CoNspira’rio N. m. s. [conspiratio, Lat.] An agreement of many to one end. One would wonder how, from so differing Premises, they should infer the same conclusion, were it not that the conspiration of interest were too potent for the diversity of judgment. Decay of Piety. Conspi'Rator. n.s.. [from conspiro, Lat.] A man engaged in a plot; one who has secretly concerted with others the commission of a crime; a plotter. Achitophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. 2 Samuel. Stand back, thou manifast conspirator, Thou that contriv'st to murder our dread lord. Shakspeare. But let the bold conspirator beware; For heav'n makes princes its peculiar care. Dryd. One put into his hand a note of the whole conspiracy against him, together with all the names of the conspiraters. South.

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1. To concert a crime; to plot; to hatch sccret treason. Tell me what they deserve, That do conspire my death with devilish plots Of damned witchcraft. Shakspeare's Rich. 111. What was it That mov'd pale Cassius to conspire? Shahr. They took great indignation, and conspired against the king. Apocrypha. Let the air be excluded; for that undemiseth the body, and conspireth with the spirit of the body to dissolve it. attent. There is in man a natural possibility to destroy the world; that is, to conspire to know no woman. - Brown's Pulgar Errours. The press, the pulpit, and the stage, Conspire to censure and expose our age. Rotcom. 2. To agree together: as, all things conspire to make him § So moist and dry, when Phoebus shines, Conspiring give the plant to grow. Heigh. CoNspi'Rer. n.s.. [from conspire.] A conspirator; a plotter. Take no care, Who chafes, who frets, and where conspirerr are: Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be. Shakıpeare. CoN spi'RING Powers. [In mechanicks.] All such as act in direction not opposite to one another. Harris. CoN spu Roa’t 1o N. m. s. [from conspurco, Latin.] The act of defiling; defilement; pollution. CO'NSTABLE, n. 4. [comes stabuli, as it is supposed.] 1. Lord high constable is an ancient officer of the crown. The function of the eonstable of England consisted in the care of the common peace of the land in deeds of arms, and in matters of war. To the court of the constable and marshal belonged the cognizance of contracts, deeds of arms without the realm, and combats and blazonry of arms within it. The first constable of England was created by the Conqueror, and the office continued hereditary till the thirteenth of Henry v1.11. when it was laid aside, as being so powerful as to become troublesome to the king. From these mighty magistrates are derived the inferiour constables of hundreds and franchises; two of whom were ordained, in the thirteenth of Edward I. to be chosen in every hundred, for the conservation of the peace, and view of armour. These are now called high constables; because continuance of time, and increase both of people and offences, have occasioned others in every town of inferiour authority, called petty constables. Besides these, we have constables denominated from particular places; as,

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The constable being a sober man, and an entmy to sedition, went to observe what they did. Clarendon, 2. To overrun the CoN STABLE. [perhaps from contestable, Fr. the settled, firm, and stated account.] To spend more than what a man knows himself to be worth : a low phrase. Co'sst a bleship. n. 4. [from constable.] The office of a constable. This keepership is annexed to the constalkiko of the castle, and that granted out in lease. Carew's Survey of Cornwall. Co’Nst Ancy. n.s.. [constantia, Latin.] 1. Immutability; perpetuity; unalterable continuance. The laws of God himself no man will ever deny to be of a different constitution from the former, in respect of the one's constany, and the mutability of the other. ors,

2. Consistency; unvaried state. Incredible, that constancy in such a variety, such a multiplicity, should be the result of chance. Ray on the Croatia.

3. Resolution; firmness; steadiness; unshaken determination. In a small isle, amidst the widest seas, Triumphant constancy has fix’d her seat; . . In vain the syrens sing, the tempests beat. Prior. 4. Lasting affection; continuance of love, or friendship. Constancy is such a stability and firmnes of friendship as overlosks and passes by lessor failures of kindness, and yet still retains ths same habitual good-will to a friend. Soto. 5. Certainty; veracity; reality. But all the story of the night told over, More witnesseth than fancy's images, And grows to something of great cenitary, But, however, strange and admirable. Shah.

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Unvariably ; perpetually; certainly ; steadily. It is strange that the fathers should never peal; nay, that they should not constantly do it. o. To CONSTELLATE. T. n. [constellatus, Latin.] To join lustre; to shine with one general light. The several things which engage our affections, do, in a transcendent manner, shine forth and constellate in God. Boyle. To Const E/L LA 1 E. v. a. To unite several shining bodies in one splendour. Great constitutions, and such as are constelIated into knowledge, do nothing till they outdo all. - Brown's Pulgar Errours: These scattered perfections,which weredivided among the several ranks of inferior natures, were summed up and constellated in ours. Glanville. CoNst Ella’s so N. n.s. from constellate.] 1. A cluster of fixed stars. For the stars of heaven, and the constellations thereof, shall not give their light. Isaiah. The earth, the air, resounded; The heav'ns, and all the constellations rung. Milton's Par. Lost. A constellation is but one ; Though "t is a train of stars. Dryden. 2. An assemblage of splendours, or excellencies. The condition is a constellation or conjuncture of all those gospel graces, faith, hope, charity, self-denial, repentance, and the rest. Hammond. CoN ste RNA’t 19 N. n.s.. [from consterno, Lat..] Astonishment; amazement; alienation of mind by a surprise; surprise; wonder. They find the same holy consternation upon themselves that Jacob did at Bethel, which he called the gate of heaven. South, The natives, dubious whom They must obey, in consternation wait Till rigid conquest will pronounce their liege. Philipt. To CONSTIPATE. v. a. [from constipo, Latin.] 1. To crowd together into a narrow reom ; to thicken ; to condense. Of cold, the property is to condense and constipate. Bacon. t may, by amassing, cooling, and constipating of waters, turn them into rain. ayThere might arise some vertiginous motions or whirlpools in the matter of the chaos, whereby the atoms might be thrust and crowded to the middle of those whirlpools, and there constipate one another into great solid globes. Bentley. 2. To stop up, or stop by filling up the Passages. It is not probable that any aliment should have the quality of intirely constipating or shutting up the capillary vessels. Arbutlinot. 3- To bind the belly, or make costive. *...* honey, which is laxative, and the Poor of some soadstones in this, doth rather top- and bind, than purge and loosen the co y: o Brown's Pulgar Errour. _r *...'. Tio N. m. s. [from constipate.] 1 S. act of crowding any thing into o ; condensation. ano". orketh by the detention of the spirits, ... .o.o. of the tangible parts. . Bacon. or a olores either absolute fullness of matter, •ot †. ‘lose constipation and mutual contact Particles. Bentley.

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The inactivity of the gall occasions a constipation of the belly. Arbuthnot. 3. The state of having the body bound. . CoN sti’s U ENT. adj. [constituens, Lat.] That makes any thing what it is ; necessary to existence; elemental; essential; that of which anything consists. Body, soul, and reason, are the three parts necessarily constituent of a man. 'Dryden. All animals derived all the constituent matter of their bodies, successively, in all ages, out of this fund. Woodward. It is impossible that the figures and sizes of its constituent particles should be sojustly adapted as to touch one another in every point. Bentley. CoNst 1"t UENT. m. s. : I. The person or thing which constitutes or settles anything in its peculiar state. . Their first composure and origination requires a higher and nobler constituent than chance. Hale. 2. That which is necessary to the subsistence of anything. The obstruction of the mesentery is a great impediment to nutrition; for the lymphin those glands is a necessary constituent of the aliment. Arbuthnot. 3. He that deputes another ; as, the representatives in parliament disregard their constituents. To CONSTITUTE. v.a.[constituo, Lat.] 1. To give formal existence; to make any thing what it is ; to produce. Prudence is not only a moral but christian virtue, such as is necessary to the constituting of all others. Desay of Piety. 2. To erect ; to establish. We must obey laws appointed and constituted by lawful authority, not against the law of God. Taylor's Holy Living. It will be necessary to consider, how at first those several churches were constituted, that we may understand how in this one church they were all united. Pearson. 3. To depute; to appoint another to an office. Co’Nstitut ER. n. . [from constitute.] He that constitutes or appoints. CoNst it u’rio N. m. s. [from constitute.] 1. The act of constituting ; enacting ; deputing ; establishing ; producing. 2. State of being ; particular texture of parts; natural qualities. This is more beneficial than any other constitution. Bentley. This light being trajected through the parallel prisms, if it suffered any change by the refraction of one, it lost that impression by the contrary refraction of the other; and so, being restored to its pristine constitution, became of the same condition as at first. Newton's Opticks. 3. Corporeal frame. Amongst many bad effects of this oily constitution, there is one advantage; such who arrive to age are not subject to stricture of fibres. - Arbuthnot on Aliments.

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