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parts, all sense is lost, and therefore no images can be painted upon them ; whereby the eyes continually rolling round, many parts of objects, falling successively upon them, are obscure. The cure of this depends upon a removal of the stagnations in the extremities of those arteries which run over the bottom of the eye. Quincy. To AMA'ZE. v. a. [from a and maze, perplexity.] 1. To confuse with terrour. Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee when I shall brandish my sword be. fore them, and they shall tremble at every moment; every man for his own life in the day of the fall, Bzek. 3. To put into confusion with wonder. Go heav'nly pair, and with your dazzling virtues, Your courage, truth, your innocence and love, ..fmaze and charm mankind. mit5. 3. To put into perplexity. That cannot choose but amaze him. If he be not amazed, he will be mocked; if he be amazed, he will every way be mocked. Shakspeare. AMA’ze. n.s.. [from the verb.] Astonishment ; confusion, either of fear or wonder. Fairfax, whose name in arms thro’ Europe rings, And fills # mouths with envy or with praise, And all her jealous monarchs with awaze. - Milton, Meantime the Trojan cuts his wat'ry way, Fix'd on his voyage, through the curling sea; Then casting back his eyes, with dire amaze, Sees on the i. shore the mounting blaze. Dryden. AMA’zed ly, adv. [from amazed.] &. fusedly; with amazement; with confusion. I speak amazedly, and it becomes My marvel, and my message. Stands Macbeth thus amazedly? Come, sisters, cheer we up his sprights. Sbakıp. AMA’ze DN Ess. n.s.. [from amazed.] The state of being amazed; astonishment; wonder; confusion. I was o the opening of the farthel, heard the old herd deliver the manner how he found it; whereupon, after a little amazedness, we were all commanded out of the chamber, Shakspeare. AMA'zement. n.s. [from amaze.] 1. Such a confused apprehension as does not leave reason its full force; extreme fear; horrour. He answer'd nought at all; but adding new Fear to his first amazement, staring wide, With stony eyes, and heartless hollow hue, Astonish'd stood, as one that had espy'd infernal furies, with their chains unty'd. • Fairy 2. But look! amazement on thy mother sits; Q step between her and her fighting soul: Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. Shah. 3. Extreme dejection.


He ended, and his words impression left Of much amazement to th' infernal crew, Distracted and surpriz'd with deep dismay At these sad tidings. Milton, 3. Height of admiration. Had you, some ages past, this race of glory Run, with amazement we should read your story; But living virtue, all achievements past, Meets envy still to grapple with at last. Walkr, 4. Astonishment; wonder at an unexpected event. They knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. Acts, AMA’z IN G. participal adj. [from amaze.] Wonderful ; astonishing. It is an amazing thing to see the present desolation of Italy, when one considers what incredible multitudes it abounded with during the reigns of the Roman emperours. Addisor, AMA’z.ING LY. adv. [from amazing.] To a degree that may excite astonishment; wonderfully. If we arise to the world of spirits, our knowledge of them must be amazingly imperfect when there is not the least grain of sand but has too many difficulties belonging to it for the wisest philosopher to answer. Watts' Logick. A'MAZON. m. s. [a, and uágo..]. The Amazons were a race of women famous for valour, who inhabited Caucasus; they are so called from their cutting off their breasts, to use their weapons better. A warlike woman ; a virago. Stay, stay thy hands, thou art an amazon, And fightest with the sword. Shakpear, AMBA/C.E.S. n. s. [Lat.] A circuit of words ; a circumlocutory form of speech; a multiplicity of words; an indirect manner of expression. They gave those complex ideas names, that they might the more easily record and discourse of things they were daily conversant in, without long ambage, and circumlocutions; and that the things they were continually to give and receive information about, might be the easier and quicker understood. Lock, AMBA/Gious, adj. [from ambages.] Circumlocutory; perplexed; tedious. Did. AMBAss A'D E. n.s.. [ambassade, Fr.] Embassy; character or business of an ambassadour. Not in use. When you disgrac'd me in my ambassade, Then I degraded you from being king. Skał?, AMBA/SSADOUR. m. s. Lambassador, Fr. embarador, Span. It is written differently, as it is supposed to come from the French or Spanish language; and the original derivation being uncertain, it is not easy to settle its orthography. Some derive it from the Hebrew Yo: to tell, and Toon a messenger ; others from ambactus,which, in the old Gaulish, signified a servant; whence ambascia, in low Latin, is found to signify servia, and ambaitiator, a tryant 5 others deduce it from ambacht, in old Teutonick,

signifying a government, and junius mentions a possibility of its descent from ayaššino; and others from am for ad, and bassas, low, as supposing the act of sending an ambassadour, to be in some sort an act of submission. All these derivations lead to write ambastadour, not embassadour.] A person sent in a public manner from one sovereign power to another, and supposed to represent the power from which he is tent. The person of an ambassadour is inviolable. Ambassadour is, in popular language, the general name of a messenger from a govereign power, and sometimes, ludicrously, from common persons. In the juridical and formal language, it signifies particularly a minister of the highest rank residing in another country, and ls distinguished from an envoy, who is of less dignity. Give first admittance to th' ambassadourt. Shakspeare. Rais'd by these hopes, I sent no news before, Nor ask'dyour leave, nor did your faith implore; But come without a pledge, my own ambaziadour. Dryden. Oft have their black ambassadours appear'd Loaden with gifts, and fill'd the courts of Zama. Addison, AMBA'ss Adress. n.s.[ambassadrice, Fr.] 1. The lady of an ambassadour. 2. In ludicrous language, a woman sent on a message. Well, my ambassadres Come you to menace war and loud defiance 2 Or does the peaceful olive grace your brow? Rowe, AM bassace. n. ... [from ambassadour.] An embassy; the business of an ambassadour. Maximilian entertained them with dilatory anowers; so as the formal part of their ambassage might well warrant their further stay. Bacon. AMBER. m. s. [from ambar, Arabic; whence the lower writers formed ambarum.] A yellow transparent substance of a gummous or bituminous consistence, but a resinous taste, and a smell like oil of turpentine; chiefly found in the Baltick sea, along the coasts of Prussia. Some naturalists refer amber to the vegetable, tothers to the mineral, and some even to the animal, kingdom. Pliny describes it as a resinous juice, oozing from aged pines and firs, and discharged thence into the sea. He adds, that it was hence the ancients gave it the denomination of rurcinum, from succes, juice. Some have imagined it a concretion of the tears of birds; others, the urine of a beast; others, the scum of the lake Cephisis, near the Atlantick; others, a congelation formed in the Baltick, and in some fountains, where it is found swimming like pitch.

Others suppose it a bitumen uickling into the

sea from subterraneous sources; but this opinion is also discarded, as good amber having been found in digging at a considerable distance from the sea, as that gathered on the coast. Boerhaave ranks it with camphire, which is a concrete oil of aromatic plants, elaborated by heat into a crystalline form. Within some pieces of amber have been found leaves and insects included; which seems to indicate, either that the amber was originally in a fluid state, or *...*. been exposed to the sun, it was softened, a rendered susceptible of the leaves and insects. Amber, when rubbed, draws or attracts bodies to it; and, by friction, is brought to yield light pretty copiously in the dark. §. distinguish , into yellow, white, brown, and black: but the two latter are supposed to be of a different nature and denomination; the one called jet, the other ambergris. . Trevoor: Chambers. Liguidamber is a kind of native balsam or resin, like turpentine; clear, reddish, or yellowish; of a pleasant smell, almost like ambergris. It flows from an incision made in the bark of a fine large tree in New Spain, called by the natives ororol. hambers. If light penetrateth any clear body that is coloured, as painted glass, amber, water, and the like, it gives the light the colour of its medium. Peachan. No interwoven reeds a garland made, To hide his brows within the vulgar shade; But poplar wreathes around his temples spread, And tears of amber trickled down his head. Add. The spoils of elephants the roofs inlay, And o: amber darts a golden ray. A/M.B.E.R. adj. Consisting of amber. With scarfs, and fans, and double charge of

*::::: Withamber bracelets, beads, and all this knav'ry. Skałpeare. A/M BER-DR1 NK. n. J. Drink of the colour of amber, or resembling amber in colour and transparency. All your clear amber-drink is flat. Bacon. A/M BER GR1s. n.s.. [from amber and gris, or gray : that is, gray amber.] A fragrant drug, that melts almost like wax, commonly of a grayish or ash colour, used both as a perfume and a cordial. Some imagine ambergris to be the excrement of a bird, which, being melted by the heat of the sun, and washed off the shore by the waves, is swallowed by whales, who return it back in the condition we find it. Others conclude it to be the excrement of a cetaceous fish, because sometimes found in the intestines of such animals. But we have no instance of any excrement capable of melting like wax: and if it were the excrement of a whale, it should rather be found where these animals abound, as about Greenland. Others take it for a kind of wax or gum, which distils from trees, and drops into the sea, where it congerls. Many of the orientals imagine it springs out of the sea, as naphtha does out of some fountains. Others assert it to be a vegetable production, issuing out of the root of a tree, whose roots always shoot towards the sea, and discharge themselves into it. Others maintain, that ambergris is made from the honey-combs, which fall into the sea from the rocks, where the bees had formed their nests; several persons having scen


ieces that were half antergri, and half plain oney-comb; and others have found large pieces of ambergris, in which, when broke, honeycomb, and honey too, were found in the middle. Neumann absolutely denies it to be an animal substance, as not yielding, in the analysis, any one animal principle. He concludes it to be a bitumen issuing out of the earth into the sea; at first of a viscous consistence, but hardening, by its mixture with some liquid naphtha, into the form in which we find it. Trevoux. Chambers. Bermudas wall'd with rocks, who does not

know That happy island, where huge lemons grow, Where shiming pearl, coral, and many a pound, On the rich shore, of ambergris is found? Waller. AM BER sk. Fix, or mtsk seed, resembles millet, is of a bitterish taste, and brought dry from Martinico and Egypt. Chambers. AMBER - TRE F. m. s. [frutex Africanus ambram spirans.]A shrub, whose beauty is in its small evergreen leaves, which grow as close as heath, and, being bruised between the fingers, emit a very fragrant odour. Miller. AMBIDE'_{TER. m. s. [Lat.] 1. A man who has equally the use of both his hands. Rodiginus, undertaking to give a reason of ambidexters, and j men, delivereth a third opinion. Brown. 2. A man who is equally ready to act on either side, in party disputes. This sense is ludicrous. AMR1 Dex re'R1TY. n.s.[from ambidexter.] 1. The quality of being able equally to use both hands. 2. Double dealing. AM BI E’xt Rous. adj. [from ambidexter, Lat. 1. Having, with equal facility, the use of either hand. Others, not considering ambidextrous and lefthanded men, do totally submit unto the efficacy of the liver. Brown. 2. Double dealing; practising on both sides. AEsop condemns the double practices of trimmers, and all false, shuffling, and ambidextrous dealings. L'Estrange. AMBI DE'xt Rous N Ess. n. . [from ambidrxtrous.] The quality of being ambidextrous. Dict. A’M E1 EN t. ad; [ambiens, Lat.] Surrounding : encompassing ; investing. § 3 oil. All space, the ambient air wide interfus'd. Milt. The thickness of a plate requisite to produce ny colour, depends only on the density of the plate, and not on that of the ambient medium. Newton's Optickr, Around him dance the rosy hours, And damasking the ground with flow’rs, With ambient sweets perfume the morn. Fenton to L. Gotver, Illustrious virtues, who by turns have rose With happy laws her empire to sustain,

And with full pow'r assert her ambient main. Prior. . The ambient other is too liquid and empty, to impel horizontally with that prodigious celerity. Bentley. AMBIGU. n. . . [French.] An entertainment consisting not of regular courses, but of a medley of dishes set on together. * When straiten’d in your time, and servantsfew, You 'd richly then compose an ambigu; Where first and second course, and your desert, All in one single table have their part. King's Art of Cookery: AMBIGU’ITY. m. s. [from ambiguous.] Doubtfulness of meaning; uncertainty of signification ; double meaning. With ambiguities they often entangle themselves, not marking what doth agree to the word of God in itself, and what in regard of outward accidents. Hooker. We can clear these ambiguities, And know their spring, their head, their true descent. Shai-Pears. The words are of single signification, without any ambiguity; and therefore I shall not trouble you, by straining for an interpretation, where there is no difficulty; or distinction, where there is no difference. AMBI'GUOUS. adj. [amhiguus, Lat.] 1. Doubtful; having two meanings; of uncertain signification. But what have been thy answers, what but dark, Ambiguous, and with doubtful sense deluding f Milton.

Some expressions in the covenant were antiuous, and were left so; because the persons whe ramed them were not all of one mind. Clarendon. 2. Applied to persons using doubtful expressions. It is applied to expressions, , or those that use them, not to a dubious or suspended state"of mind. Th’ ambiguous god, who rul’d her lab'ring breast, In these mysterious words his mind exprest; Some truths reveal’d, in terms involv'd the rest. Pryden. Silence at length the gay Antinous broke, Constrain’d a smile, and thus ambiguous spoke-Pope. AM BI'Guously. adv. [from amso In an ambiguous manner; doubtfully; uncertainly ; with double meaning. AM Biguous Ness. n. 4. [from ambiguaus.] The quality of being ambiguous; uncertainty of meaning; duplicity of signification. AM B 1'Lo GY.. n.s.. [from ambo, Lat. and x3x3 ..] Talk of ambiguous or doubtful signification. Dirt. AM BI'loquous. adj. [from ambo and Joquor, Lat.] Using ambiguous and doubtful expressions. Dirt. AM 81'loquy... n. J. [ambiloquiurn, Lat.] The use of doubtful and indeterminate expressions; discourse ofdoubtful meaning, Lict.

A'Mott. n. 1. [ambitus, Lat.] The compass or circuit of any thing; the line that encompasses anything. . The tusk of a wild boar win about almost into a perfect ring or hoop; only it is a little writhen. In measuring by the ambit, it is long or round about a foot and two inches; its basis an inch over. Grew's Muraeum. AMBI'tion. n. so The desire of something higher than is possessed at present. 1,The desire of preferment or honour. who would think, without having such a mind as Antiphilus, that so great goodness, could not have bound gratefulness ? and so high advancement not have satisfied his ambition Sidney. 3. . desire of any thing great or excelent. The quick'ning power would be, and so would rest; The sense would not be only, but be well; But wit’s ambition longeth to the best, For it desires in endlessbliss to dwell. Davier. Urge them, while their souls - Are capable of this ambition ; Lestol, now melted by the windy breath Of soft petitions, pity, and remorse, Cool and congeai again to what it was. Shah. 3. It is used with to before a verb, and of before a noun. I had a very early ambition to recommend myself to your Lordship's patronage. Addison. There was an ambition of wit, and an affectation of gayety. Pope's Preface to his Letters. AMBI'rious. adj, Lambitiosus, Lat.] 1. Seized or touched with ambition; desirous of advancement; eager of honours; aspiring. It has the particle of before the object of ambition, if a noun; to, if expressed by a yerb we seem ambitious God's whole work "undo. Donne. The neighboring monarchs, by thy beauty led, Contendin crowds, ambitious of thy bed: The world is at thy choice, except but one, Except but him thou canst not choose alone. Dryden; You have been pleased not to suffer or old man to go discontented out of the world, for want of ë. protection of which he had been,so * ambitious. Dryden. rjan, a prince ambitious of glory; descended to the mouths of the Tigris and Euphrates: and went upon the ocean, where, seeing a vessel trading to the Indies, he had thoughts of out

doing Alexander. Arbuthnot on Coint. a. Eager to grow bigger ; aspiring. I have seen

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AM 81'rious Ness. n.s.. [from ambitious.] The quality of being ambitious: A'm strude n. 4. sambio, Lat.] Compass ; circuit; circumference. Dict. T, * v. n. Lambler, Fr. ambulo, Lat. 1. To move upon an amble. See AM B L *It is good, on some occasions, to enjoy as much of the present, as will not endanger. our futurity; and to provide ourselves of the virtuoso's saddle, which will be sure to amble, when the world is upon the hardest trot. Dryden2. To move easily, without hard shocks. or shaking. who amble, time withal 2–A rich man that hath not the gout; for he lives merrily, because he feels no pain; knowing no burthen of heavy tedious pendry: him time amble, withal. Shao3. In a ludicrous sense, to move with submission, and by direction ; as, a horse that ambles uses a gait not natural. A o toying, wheedling, whimpering

SIle, Shall make him anable on a gossip's message. And take the distaff with . as patient, As e'er did Hercules. Rowe's ‘fane Shore. 4. To walk daintily and affectedly. I am rudely stampt, and want love's majesty, To strut before a wanton ambling nymph. S*a*Assible. n.s.. [from To amble.] A pace or movement in which the horse removes both his legs on one side; as, on the far side, he removes his fore and hinder leg of the same side at one time, whilst the legs on the near side stand still ; and, when the far legs are upon the ground, the near side removes the fore leg and the hinder leg, and the legs on the far side stand still. An amble is the first pace of young colts, but when they have strength to trot, they quit it. There is no amble in the manege ; riding masters allow only of walk, trot, and gallop. A horse may be put from a trot to a gallop without stopping; but he cannot be put from an amble to a gallop without a stop, which interrupts the justness of the manege. Farrier's Dict. A'Male R. n.s. (from To amble.] A horse that has been taught to amble ; a pacerA.M.Blis Gly. adv. [from ambling.JWith an ambling movement: Ayıbrosii. n. s. [x;,&oia.] 1. The imaginary food of the gods, from which everything eminently pleasing to the smell or taste is called ambrosia. 2. A plant. it has male flosculous flowers, produced on separate parts of the same plant from the fruit, having no visible petals; the fruit which succeeds the finale flowers, is shaped like a club, and is rickly, containing one oblong seed in each. he species are, 1. The marine or sea ambrosia, 3. Tailer unsavoury sea ambrosia. 3. The tallest Canada ambrosia. AMiller.

Ambro'stal, adj. [from ambrosial Par

taking of thc nature or qualities of am. brosia; fragrant; delicious; delectable. Thus while Godspake ambrosial fragrance fill’d All heaven, and in the blessed spirits elect Sense of newjoy ineffable diffus'd. Milton. The gifts of heaven my following song pursues, Aerial honey and ambrosial dews. Dryden. To farthest shores th’ ambrosial spirit flies, Sweet to the world, and grateful to the skies. Pope. A'Miss Y. m. s. [corrupted from almonry.] 1. The place where the almoner lives, or where alms are distributed. a. The place where plate, and utensils for housekeeping, are kept; also a cupboard for keeping cold victuals: a word still used in the northern counties, and in Scotland. AMBs a ce. n. 4. [from ambo, Lat. and ace.] A double ace; so called when two dice turn up the ace, I had rather be in this choice, than throw ambs ace for my life. Shakspeare. This will be yet clearer, by considering his own instance of casting ambi ace, though it partake more of contingency than of freedom. Supposing the positure of the party's hand who did throw the dice, supposing the figure of the table, and of the dice themselves, supposing the measure of force applied, and supposing all other things which did concur to the production of that cast, to be the very same they were, there is no doubt but in this case the cast is necessary. Bramball. AMBULA’tion... n. 4. [ambulatio, Lat.] The act of walking. From the occult and invisible motion of the muscles, in station, proceed more offensive lassitudes than from ambulation. Brown. A’M BULA roR Y. adj. [ambulo, Lat.] 1. That has the power or faculty of walk*ng. The gradient, or ambulatory, are such as reire some basis, or bottom, to uphold them in their motions; such were those self-moving statues, which, unless violently detained, would of themselves run away. Willins' Math. Magic. 2. That happens during a passage or walk. He was sent to conduce hither the princess, of whom his majesty had an ambulatoryview in his travels. M/atton. 3. Moveable; as, an ambulatory court; a court , which removes from place to place for the exercise of its jurisdiction. A'M BURy, n.s. A bloody wart on any part of a horse's body. AM BUSC A/D E. m. s. [embuscade, Fr. See AM BUs H.] A private station in which men lie to surprise others; ambush. Then waving high her torch, the signal made, Which rous’d the Grecians from their ambuscad. Dryden. When I behold a fashionable table set out, I fancy that gouts, fevers, and lethargies, with innumerable distempers, lie in ambuscade among the dishes. Addison. AM BuscA’do, n. J. [emboscada, Span.] A private post, in order to surprise an enemy.

Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then he dreams of cutting foreign throats, Qf breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish i. Of healths five fathom deep. Shakspeare. A'MBus H. n. . [ambusche, Fr. from bois, a wood; whence embuscher, to hide in , woods, ambushes being commonly laid under the concealment of thick forests.] 1. The post where soldiers or assassins are Placed, in order to fall unexpectedly upon an enemy. e residue retired deceitfully towards the place of their ambush, whence issued more. Then the earl maintained the fight. But the enemy, intending to draw the English further into their ambuub, turned away at an easy pace. Hayward. Charge! charges their ground the faint Taxallans yield, Bold in close ambush, base in open field. Dryden. 2. The act of surprising another, by lying in wait, or lodging in a secret post. Nor shall we need, With dangerous expedition, to invade Heav'n, whose high wallsfear no assault or siege, Oranbulb from the deep. Milton’, Par. Loo. 3. The state of being posted privately, in order to surprise; the state of lying in wait. 4. Perhaps the persons placed in private stations. For you, my noble lord of Lancaster, Once did I lay an ambush for your life. Shair. A/M Bus H E D. adj. [from ambush.] Placed in ambush; lying in wait. Thick as the shades, there issue swarming

bands Of ambush'd men, whom, by their arms and dress, To be Taxallan enemies I guess. Dryden.

A/M Bush MENT. n.s.[from ambush; which see.] Ambush; surprise. Not used. Jike as a wily fox, that having spied Where on a sunny bank the lambsdo play, Full closely creeping by the hinder side, Lies in ambushment of his hoped prey. Spenter. AM BU’s T. adj. [ambustus, Lat.] Burnt; scalded. IXict. AMBu'stroN. m. s. [ambustio, Lat.] A burn; a scald. A’MEL. m. s. [email, Fr.] The matter with which the variegated works are overlaid, which we call enamelled. The materials of glass, melted with calcined tin, compose an undiaphanous body. This white amel is the basis of all those fine oncretes that goldsmiths and artificers employ in the corious art of enamelling. oyle on Celourr. 4MB’N. adv. [A word of which theori. ginal has given rise to many conjectures. Scaäger writes, that it is Arabick; and the Rabbies make it the compound of the initials of three words, signifyin the Lord is a faithful *ing ; but the wo seems merely Hebrew, York, which, With a long train of derivatives, signifies firmness, certainty, fidelity.]" A term used in devotions, by which, at the end

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