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it, and to live accordingly, shall be saved. ‘Tillotron. Mealy substances, fermented, turn sour. Aseordingly, given to a weak child, they still retain their nature; for bread will give them the cholic. Arbuthnot on Aliments. To ACCO'ST. v. a. [acroster, Fr.] To speak to first; to address; to salute. You mistake, knight: accort her, front her, board her, woo her, assail her. Shakspeare. At length, collecting all his serpent wiles, With soothing words renew'd, him thus accosts. Paradise Regained. I first aerated him: I sued, I sought, And, with a loving force, to Pheneus brought. Dryden's ./on.eid. Acco's TABLE. adj. [from accost.] Easy ... of access; familiar. Not in use. They were both indubitable, strong, and highminded men, yet of sweet and accostable nature, almost j'. delighting in the press and affluence of dependants and suitors. Wotton. ACCO'UNT. n. . [from the old French accompt, from computus, Lat. It was originally written accompt, which see;
Sprat's Sermons. Noble is the fame that is built on candour and ingenuity, according to those beautiful lines
e all things in number, weight, and measure, and gave them to be considered by us according to these properties, which are inherent Holder on Time.
The following phrase
- - Shakspeare. Whoever is so assured of the authority and sense of scripture, as to believe the doctrine of
but, by gradually softening the pronunciation, in time the orthography changed to account.] 1. A computation of debts or expences; a register of facts relating to money. At many times I brought in my atcounts, Laid them before you; you would throw them off, And say you found them in mine honesty. Shakt, When my young master has once got the skill of keeping accounts (which is a business of reason more than arithmetic), perhaps it will not be amiss, that his father from thenceforth require him to do it in all his concernments. ocle, 2. The state or result of a computation; as, the account stands thus between us. Behold this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account. Ecclesiasticut. 3. Such a state of persons or things, as may make them more or less worthy of being considered in the reckoning, value, or estimation. For the care that they took for their wives and their children, their brethren and kinsfolks, was in least account with them : but the greatest and principal fear was for the holy temple, 2 Maccab. That good affection, which things of smaller account have once set on work, is by so much the more easily raised higher. Hooker. I should make more account of their judgment, who are men of sense, and yet have never touched a pencil, than of the opinion given by the greatest part of painters. ryden. 4. Profit; advantage : to turn to account, is to produce advantage. We would establish our souls in such a solid and substantial virtue, as will turn to account in that great day, when it must stand the test of infinite wisdom and justice. Spectator. 5. Distinction; dignity; rank. There is such a peculiarity in Homer's manner of apostrophizing Eumaeus: it is generally applied, § that poet, only to men of account and distinction. Pope's Odyssey. 6. A reckoning verified by finding the value of a thing equal to what it was accounted. Considering the usual motives of human actions, which are pleasure, profit, and ambition, I cannot yet comprehend how those persons find their account in any of the three. Swift. 7. A reckoning referred to, or sum charged upon, any particular person; and thence, figuratively, regard ; consideration; sake.
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee aught, put that on my account. Pbilenon. This must be always remembered, that nothing can come into the account of recreation, that is not done with delight. Locke. In matters where his judgment led him to oppose men on a public account, he would do it vigorously and heartily. Atterbury; The assertion is our Saviour's, though uttered by him in the person of Abraham, the father of the faithful; who, on the account of that character, is very fitly introduced. Afterbury. hese tribunes kindled great dissensions between the nobles and the commons, on the are *ont of Coriolanus, a nobleman whom the latter had impeached. Swift. Nothing can recommend itself to our love, en any other account, but either as it promotes bur present, or is a means to assure to us a future happiness. Rogers' Sermons. Sempronius gives no thanks on this account. Addison's Cato. 8. A narrative; relation: in this use it may seem to be derived from conte, Fr. a tale, a narration. 9. The review or examination of an affair taken by authority; as, the magistrate took an account of the tumult. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants; and when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. Matthew. 10.The relation and reasons of a transaction given to a person in authority. What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? ... The true ground of morality can only be the will and law of a God who sees men in the dark, has in his hands rewards and punishments, and er enough to call to account the proudest of ender. Locke. II. Explanation ; assignment of causes. It is easy to give account, how it comes to pass, that though all men desire happiness, yet their wills carry them so contrarily. Locke. It being, in our author's account, a right acguired by begetting, to rule over those he had
begotten, it was not a power possible to be in
herited, because the right, being consequent to and built on, an act perfectly i. made that power so too, and impossible to be inherited. Locke. 12. An opinion previously established. These were designed to join with the forces at sea, there being prepared a number of flat-bottomed boats to transport the land forces under the wing of the great navy: for they made no account, i. that the navy should be absolutely master of the seas. acort. A prodigal young fellow, that had sold his clothes, upon the sight of a swallow, made acfount that summer was at hand, and away went his shirt too. L'Estrange. 13. The reasons of any thing collected. Being convinced, upon all accounts, that they
had the same reason to believe the history of our
Saviour, as that of any other person to which they themselves were not actually eye-witnesses, they were bound, by all the ... of historical faita, and of right reason, to give credit to this ory. Addison. 14. In law. Account is, in the common law, taken for a writ or action brought against a man, that, by means of office or business undertaken, is to render an account unto another; as a bailiff toward his master, a guardian to his ward. Cowell. To Acco'UN r. v. a. [See Accou Nr.] J. To esteem; to think ; to hold in opinion. That also was accounted a land of giants. - Deuteronomy. 1. To reckon; to compute. Neither the motion of the moon, whereby month, are computed, nor the sun, whereby
o: are accounted, consisteth of whole numers. Brown's Pulgar Errouri. 3. To assign to, as a debt: with the particle to. For some years really accrued the yearly surn of two hundred thousand pounds to the king's coffers: and it was, in truth, the only project that was accounted to his own service. Clarendon. 4. To hold in esteem : with of Silver was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon. Chron. To AC Co'UNT. v. n. 1. To reckon. The calendar months are likewise arbitrarily and unequally settled by the same power; by which months we, to this day, account, and they measure and make up that which we call the Julian year. Holder on Time. 2. To give an account ; to assign the causes: in which sense it is followed by the particle for. If any one should ask, why our general continued so easy to the last I know no other way to account for it, but by that unmeasurable love of wealth which his best friends allow to be his predominant passion. Swift. 3. To make up the reckoning; to answer: with for. Then thou shalt see him plung'd, when least he fears, At once accounting for his deep arrears. Dryden. They have no uneasy presages of a future reckoning, wherein the pleasures they now taste must be accounted for; and may, perhaps, be outweighed by the pains which shall then lay hold of them. Atterbury's Sermons. 4. To appear as the medium, by which anything may be explained. Such as have a faulty circulation through the lungs, ought to eat very little at a time;, because the increase of the quantity of fresh chyle must make that circulation still more uneasy; which, indeed, is the case of consumptive and some asthmatic persons, and accounts for the symptoms they are troubled with after eating. Artuth. Acco'UN A B L E. adj. [from account.] Of whom an account may be required ; who must answer for: followed by the particle to before the person, and for before the thing. Accountable to none But to my conscience and my God alone. Oldham. Thinking themselves excused from standing upon their own legs, or being accountable for their own conduct, they very seldom trouble themselves with enquiries. Locke on Education. The good magistrate will make no distinction; for the judgment is God's; and he will look upon himself as accountable at his ... s. the equity of it. Aiterbury's Sermons. Acco'UNT ANT. adj. [from account.] Ac
countable to ; responsible for. Not in use.
His offence is so, as it appears . Accountant to the law upon that pain. Shahr.
I love her too, Not out of absolute lust (though, peradventure, I stand accountant for as great a sin) But partly led to diet my revenge. Soak. Acco’ux TAN r. n... [See Accox Pt. ANT.]
A computer; a man skilled or employed Plants do nourish; inanimate bodies do not in accounts. y have an accretion, but no alimentation. The different compute of divers states; the †:". History. short and j years of some; the ex- †: changes seem to be effected by the ess. ceeding errour in the natural frame of others; haling of the moisture, which may leave the and the false deductions of ordinary accountant; singing corpuscles more dense, and something in most. Brown's Vulgar Errours. ; by the accretion of o ‘. 'u Nor- - - parts of that moisture. evten. Optics. A. Book. n. 4. A book containing , Infants support abstinence, worst, from the o: i. endeavour o o, o quantity of aliment *:::::::::::::7-ae loss of friends, as I do upon the loss of mo- ** - ney; by turning to my account-book, and seeing Ao § ve. adj. [from accretion * ow. whether I have enough left for my support. * ;, that which by growth is added. zvijo.
- i. motion be very slow, we perceive it not: - z We have no sense the accretive motion of Acco *:::::: J. [...] * e Plants and animals; and the sly shadow steals act of reckoning, or making up of ac- *Way upon the dial, and the quickest eye can counts. - discover no more but that it is gone. Glanvil, o toy .# §. To ACCRO'ACH. v. a. [accrocher, Fr.] a man rom rea sing, or running enind-han - in his spiritual estate; which, without frequent To draw to one, as with a hook; to
accountings, he will hardly be able to prevent. gripe; to draw away by degrees what Soutb's Sermont. is another’s. Ta Acco'uple. v. a. [accoupler, Fr.] To Accroach MENT. n. .. [from accroach.) join ; to link together. We now use The act of accroaching. Dict. couple. To ACCRU'E. v. n. [from the participle * sent a solemn embassage to treat a peace accrá, formed from accroitre, Fr.]
- any particular respect to good or ill. Cour AG E.] To animate. Th - - *-----a -- - -- e.Son of God, by his incarnation, hath That forward o: she o: would assunge, - changed the minner of flat personal subsistence; When they would strive due reason to exceed; no alteration thereby accring to the nature of But that same froward twain would acourage, God. y *g Hook And of her pleuty add unto their need. Aairy 2. To be added dvant: voter. To Acco’URT. v. a. [See To Cou RT] *. o: o §... To entertain with courtship or courtesy. F. o a sense inclining to good Not in use. rather than ill; in which meaning it is
Who all this while were at their wanton rest, more frequently used by later authors. Accourting each her friend with lavish feast. From which compact there arising an obliga
- - be never so bright and clear, yet it is silio For this, in rags accoutred are they seen, icul & * ! Yet it is still but d ic spleen 2 Pocular; and must therefore want that kind And made the May-game of the public s . of force, that degree of influence, which accrue, Acco'UTREMENT, n. s. [accoutrement, to a standing general proof, from its having been
- - "tied or approved, and consented to, by men of Fr.] Dress; equipage; furnitur* re- , all ranks and capacities, of all to ...": lating to the person; trappings; orna- teros, of ji ages and n
ations. -itterbury. ments. 3. To append to, or arise from, as an I profess requital to a hair's breadth; not only ill consequence : this sense seems to be in the simple office of love, but in all the acco. less proper trement, complement, and ceremony of it. Shakt. His schol . . l Christianity is lost among them in the trap- - i. scholar Aliot ** as in many other parping; and a soutremost of it; with which, in- i.o.o. iikewise in this, did justly oppose
loors, where, for two hours #. he was busied in 4. In a commercial sense, to be prod liced, l
putting on or off his different accoutrements, ac- or to rise, as profit.
cording to the different parts he was to act in The yearly benefit that, out of those hi k
them. Addison's Spectator. *śto her majesty, amo teth t his works, How gay, with all th'ascoutrement, of war, areerm Jesty, amounteth to one thou.
- - - Addison Gr- taly. crease it, 5. To follow, as loss; a vitious use.
The benefit or loss of such a trade accruing to the government, until it comes to take root in the nation. Temple's Miscellanies. AccuBA'tion. n. . [from accubo, to lie down to, I.at.] The ancient posture of leaning at meals. It will appear that acculation, or lying down at meals, was a gesture used by very many nations. Brown's Pilgar Errourr. Ta Accu'Ms. v. a. [accumbo, Lat.] To lie at the table, according to the ancient
manner. Dict. Accu” aest. adj. [accumbens, Lat.] Leaning.
The Roman recumbent, or, more properly, **tent posture in eating, was introduced after the first Punic war. Arbuthnot on Coins. To ACCUMULATE. v. a. from accumulo, Lat., To heap one thing upon another; to pile up; to heap together. It is used either literally, as, to accumulate money; or figuratively, as, to accumulate merit or wickedness. If thou dost slander her, and torture me, ever pray more; abandom all remorse; On horrors head horrors accumulate; For nothing canst thou to damnation add. Shais. Crusht by imaginary treasons weight, Which too much merit did accumulate. Sir jobn Denham, Accumulatio N. n.s.[from accumulate.] 1. The act of accumulating. One of my place in Syria, his lieutenant, for quick accumulation of renown, Which he atchiev'd by th’ minute, lost his favour. Sbakıpeare's Antony and ..". Some, perhaps, might otherwise wonder at such an accumulation of benefits, like a kind of embroidering or listing of one favour upon another. Wotion. 4. The state of being accumulated. By the regular returns of it in some people, and their freedom from it after the morbid matter is exhausted, it looks as there were regular strumulation, and gatherings of it, as of other humours in the body. Arbuthnot on Diet. Accu au la riv adj. [from accumulate.] 1. That does accumulate. 2. That is accumulated. If the injury meet not with meekness, it then acquires another accumulative guilt, and stands answerable not only for its own positive ill, but for all the accidental which it causes in the sufferer. Government of the Tongue: A cux" soror. n.s.. [from accumulate.] He that accumulates; a gatherer or heap, r together. Jujuries may fall upon o: yman, yet; without revenge, there would be no broils and quarrels, the great accumulators and multipliers of injuries. Decay of Piety. Acci's acy. n. 4. [accuratio, Lat..] Exactness; nicety. is perfect artifice and accuracy might have been omitted, and yet they have made shift to roove. JMøre. - of imagination is seen in the invention, fertility in the fancy, and the accuracy in - Dryden.
the expression. - - The map who hath the stupid ignorance, or
hardened effrontery! to insult the revealed will of God; or the petulent conceit to turn it into ridicule; or the arrogance to make his own perfections the measure of the Divinity; or, at best, that can collate a text, or quote an authority, with an insipid accuracy; or demonstrate a plain proposition, in all formality; these now are the only men worth inentioning. foe'ary. We consider the uniformity of the whole dosign, accuracy of the calculations, and skill in restoring and comparing passages of ancient anthors. Arbuthnct on Coins, A/CCURATE. adj. [accuratus, Lat.} 1. Exact, as opposed to negligence orignorance: applied to persons. 2. Exact ; without defect-or failure: applied to things. No man living has made more accurate trials than Reaumure, the brightest ornament of France. Colson. 3, Determinate; precisely fixed. Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below, than indeed they have but in gross. **CoA’c. U R A T E LY. adv. [from accurate.] In an accurate manner; exactly; without errour; nicely. The sine of incidence is either accurately, or very nearly, in a given ratio to the sine of refraction. Newton. . That all these distances, motions, and quantities of matter, should be so accurately and hatmoniously adjusted in this great variety of our system, is above the fortuitous hits of blind material causes, and must certainly flow from that eternal fountain of wisdom. Bentley. A’cc U R AT EN Ess. n. 4. [from accurateJ Exactness; nicety. - But some time after, suspecting that in making this observation I had not determined the diameter of the sphere with sufficient acrorateness, I repeated the experiment. Newton. To Accu'R's E. v. a. LSee CURs E.] To doom to misery; to invoke misery upon any one. As if it were an unlucky comet, or as if God had so accurred it, that it should never shine to give light in things concerning our duty any way towards him. oaker. When Hildebrand accursed and cast down from his throne Henry Iv. there were none so hardy as to defend their lord. Raleigh's Essays. Accu'sse D. part. adj. 1. That is cursed or doomed to misery. "Tis the most certain sign the world's accurrf, That the best things corrupted are and worst. Denham. 2. That deserves the curse; execrable; hateful; detestable ; and, by consequence, wicked ; malignant. A swift : May soon return to this our suffering country, Under a hand accurs'd? . . . Soak-peare: The chief part of the misery of wicked men, and those accursed spirits, the devils, is this, that they - are of a disposition contrary to God. Tillotroń. They, like the seed from which they sprung, accurat, Against the gods immortal hatred nurst. Dryden. Accu's Abis, adj. [from the verb accue.J.
A term of grammar, signifying the relation of the noun, on which the action implied in the verb terminates. Accu's Ato R Y. adj. [from accuse.] That produces or contains an accusation: * In a charge of adultery, the accuser ought to set forth, in the accusatory libel, some certain and definite time. Ayliffe. To ACCU'SE. v. a. [accuso, Lat.] 1. To charge with a crime. It requires the particle of before the subject of accusation. He stripp'd the bears-foot of its leafy growth; And, calling western winds, accus’d the spring of sloth. Dryden's Pirgil. The professors are accused of all the ill practices which may seem to be the ill consequences of their principles. - Addison. 2. It sometimes admits the particle for. Never send up a leg of a fowl at supper while there is a cat or dog in the house, that can be accused for running away with it: but, if there happen to be neither, you must lay it upon the rats, or a strange greyhound. Szwist.
3. To blame or censure, in opposition to Accu's Tom Ary.
applause or justification.
heir conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another. Romans. Your valour would their sloth too much accuse, And therefore, like themselves, they princes choose. Dryden's Tyrannick Love. Accu's ER. m. s. [from accuse.] He that
brings a charge against another. There are some persons forbidden to be accurers, on the score .#. sex, as women; others of their age, as pupils and infants; others upon the account of some crimes committed by them;
and others, on the score of some filthy lucre they propose to gain o others, on the score of their conditions, as libertines against their pitrons; and others, through a suspicion of calumny, as having once already given false evidence; and, lastly, others on account of their Poverty, as not beingworth more than fifty autti. liffe's Par. —That good man, who drank the pois'nous draught, With mind serene, and could not wish to see His vile accuser drink as deep as he. en, If the person accused maketh his innocence Plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser is immediately put to an ignominious death; and, out of his goods and lands, the innocent person is quadruply recompensed. Gulliver's Travels. To ACCU'STOM. v. a. sarcotitumer, Fr.] To habituate; to inure: with the particle to. It is used chiefly of persons. How shall we breathe in other air Less pure, accustom'd to immortal fruits? Milton. It has been some advantage to accustom one's self to books of the same edition. Watts. To Accu's Tom. v. n. To be wont to do ay thing. Obsolete. boat over-freighted sunk, and all drowned, saving one woman, that in her first popping up again, which most living things accustom, got hold of the boat. Carrow. ccu's Tom ABLE. adj. [from accustom.] Of long custom or habit; habitual ; customary. Animals even of the same original, extraction, and species, may be ...i by accurtomable residence in one climate, from what they are in another. Hale's Origin of Mankind. According to Custom. Touching the king's fines accustomably paid for the purchasing of writs original, I find no certain beginning of them, and do therefore think that they grew up with the chancery. Bacon’s Alien. Laccostumance, Fr.] Custom ; habit ; use. Through accustomance and negligence, and perhaps some other causes, we neither feel it in our own bodies, nor take notice of it in others.
tomary practice. Go on, rhetorick, and expose the peculiar eminency which you accustomarily marshal before logic to public view. - Cleaveland. ‘Y., adj. [from accustom.] Usual; practised; according to custom.
cording to custom ; frequent ; usual. Look how she rubs her hands—It is an ac
customed action with her, to seem thus washing
her hands: I have known her conti
Co. m. o. [As not only signified a piece of money, but any integer, from whence is derived the word ace, or unit. Thus A signified the whole inheritance. ... buthnot on Coins.] -