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This is the very coinage of our brain; This bad sess creation ecstasy ls very cunning in. hese are but shadows, Phantoms bodiles; and vain, Empty visions of the brain. Bo'osi Y. adj. [from body.] 1. Corporeal; containing body. What resemblance could wood or stone bear to a spirit void of all sensible qualities, and bodily imensions? South. 2. Relating to the body, not the mind. Of such as resorted to our Saviour Christ, being present on earth, there came not any unto him with better success, for the benefit of their souls everlasting happiness, than they whose bodily necessities gave occasion of seeking relief. - Hooker. Virtue atones for bodily defects; beauty is nothing worth, without a mind. L'Estrange. As clearness of the bodily eye doth dispose it for a quicker sight; so doth freedom from lust and passion dispose us for the most perfect acts of reason. ‘Tillotron. I would not have children much beaten for their faults, because I would not have them think £odily pain the greatest punishment. Locke. 3. Real ; actual: Whatever hath been thought on in this state, That could be brought to bodily act, ere Rome Had circumvention. Shakspeare. Bo'o LY. adv. Corporeally; united with matter. It is his human nature, in which the godhead dwells bodily, that is advanced to these honours, and to this empire. PWatts. Bo'd ki N. n.s.. [boddiken, or small body ; Skinner.] 1. An instrument with a small blade and sharp point, used to bore holes. Each of them had bodkins in their hands, where with continually they pricked him. Sidney. 2. An instrument to draw a thread or riband through a loop. or plung'd in lakes of bitter washes lie, Or wedg’d whole ages in a bodiin's eye. Pope. 3. An instrument to dress the hair. You took constant, care The bodkin, comb, and essence, to prepare : For this your locks in paper durance bound. Pope. BO'DY. m. s. [bob13, Saxon; it originally signified the height or stature of a man.] 1. The material substance of an animal, opposed to the immaterial soul. All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, from the wall. Samuel. Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Matthew. By custom, practice, and patience, all difficulties and hardships, whether of body or of fortune, are made easy. L'Estrange. 2. Matter: opposed to spirit. 3. A person; a human being: whence somebody and nobody. Surely, a wise body's part it were not to put out his fire, because his |. neighbour, from whom he borrowed wherewith to kindle it, might say, Were it not for me thou wouldst freeze.



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'Tis a passing shame, That I, unworthy body as I am, Should censure thus on lovely gentlemen. Skai. No toy seeth me ; what need I to fear the Most High will not remember my sins. Ecclai. All civility and reason obliged every body to submit. Clarendon. * Good may be drawn out of evil, and a body's life may be saved without having any obligation to his preserver. }}. 4. Reality : opposed to representation. A scriptural sense. A shadow of things to come; but the boo, is of Christ. Colossians. 5. A collective mass; a joint power. There is in the knowledge both of God and man this certainty, that life and death have divided between them the whole body of mankind. Hecker. There were so many disaffected persons of the nobility, that there might a body start up for the king. * larenden. When pigmies pretendtoform themselves into a body, it is time for us, who are men of figure, to look about us. Addison's Guardian. 6. The main army; the battle: distinct from the wings, van, and rear. The van of the king's army was led by the ge: neral and Wilmot; in the body was the {: and the prince; and the rear consisted of one thousand foot, commanded under colonel Thelwell. Clarendar. 7. A corporation ; a number of men united by some common tie. shall now mention a particular wherein your whole body will be certainly against me; and the laity, almost to a man, on my side. Swift. Nothing was more common, than to hear that reverend body charged with what is inconsistent; despised for their poverty, and hated for their riches. Swift. 8. The main part; the bulk: as, the body, or hull, of a ship; the body of a coach; the body of a church; the body, or trunk, of a man; the body, or trunk, of a tree. Thence sent rich merchandizes by boat to Babylon; from whence, by the body of Euphrates, as far as it bended westward; and, afterward, by a branch thereof. Raleigh. This city has navigable rivers, that run up into the body of Italy; they might supply many countries with fish. Addison. 9. A substance; matter, as distinguished from other matter. Even a metalline body, and therefore much more a vegetable or animal, may, by fire, he turned into water. Boyle.

Io. In geometry.] Any solid figure.
II. A pandect; a general collection: as a
body of the civil law; a body of divinity.
12. Strength; as, wine of a good body.
Bo DY-cloth Es. n.s.. [from body and
clothes.] Clothing for horses that are
I am informed, that several asses are kept in
body-cloaths, and sweated every morning upon
the heath. Addison.
To Bo'd Y. v. a. [from the noun.] To
produce in some form.
As imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shape. Shai part.
BOG.. n. 4. [bog, soft, Irish; bague, Fr.]
A marsh; a morass; a ground too soft
to bear the weight of the body.

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2. To hesitate; to be in doubt.
And never boggle to restore
The members you deliver o'er, -
Upon demand. Hudibrar.

The well-shaped o a man that has a rational soul, say you? Make the ears a little longer, and more pointed: and the nose a little flatter than ordinary, and then you begin o boggle. - Locke. 3. To play fast and loose; to dissemble. when summoned to his last end, it was no time for him to boggle with the world. Howel. Booler. n.s. (from boggle.] A doubter; a timorous man. You have been a boggler ever. Skałęeare. Boscow.adj.[from bog.] Marshy; swampy; Their country was very o low, o taggy,and, by great industry and expenos,” i. from the sea. Arbuthnot. Bo'a house. ". . [from bog and house.] A house of office. .. Bohe’A. m. g. [an Indian word.]. A species of tea, of higher colour, and more astringent taste, than green ted: Coarse pewter, consisting, chiefly of lead, is art of the bales in which balea tea wo brought #. China. Woodward. As some frail cup of China's fairest mold The tumults of the boiling balea braves, And holds secure the coffee's sable waves: - * Tick!. She went from opera, park, assembly, play, . Tomorningwalks, and pray'rs threehours.” day; To part her time 'twixt roading and bohea, To muse, and spill her solitary tea. ope. T, Boil. v. n. [bouiller, Fr. bullio, Lat] 1. To be agitated by heat ; to fluctuate with heat. He saw there boil the fiery whirlpools: Chapman. Suppose the earth removed, and placed nearer to the sun, in the orbit of Mercury, there the whole ocean would boil with extremity of hot. Bentley. 2. To be hot; to be fervent, or effervescent. --That strength with which my boiling youth was . when in the Vale of Balasor I fought. Dry".

Well I knew What perils {...". ardour would pursue, That boiling blood would carry thee too far. Eryden. 3. To move with an agitation like that of boiling water. Then headlong shoots beneath the dashingtode, The trembling fins the boiling waves divide. Gay. 4. To be in hot liquor, in order to be made tender by the heat. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake. 5. To cook by boiling. If you live in a rich ñmily, roasting and loiling are below the dignity of your office, and which it becomes you to be ignorant of Swift. 6. To boil over. To run over the vessel with heat. A few soft words and a kiss, and the good man melts; see how nature works and boils over in him Congreve. This hollow was a vast cauldron, filled with melted matter, which, as it boiled over in any part, ran down the sides of the mountain. AddisonTo Boil. v. a. To heat, by putting into boiling water; to seeth. To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense cannot inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner. atton. In eggs boiled and roasted, into which the water entereth not at all, there is scarce any difference to be discerned. BaconBoi L. m. s. See Bit. E. Bo'i la R Y. m. s. [from To boil.] A place at the salt works where the salt is boiled. Bo'ILE R. n. 4. [from boil.] 1. The person that boils anything. That such alterations of terrestrial matter are not impossible, seems evident from that notable practice of the boilers of salt-petre. Boyle. 2. The vessel in which * thing is boiled. This coffee room is much frequented; and there are generally several pots and boiler: before the fire. PP'oodward. BO'ISTEROUS. adj. [by:ter, furious, Dutch.] 1. Violent ; loud; roaring; stormy. By a divine instinct, men's minds mistrust Ensuing danger; as by proof we see The waters swell before a boisterous storm. - - Shakspeare. As when loud winds a well-grown oak would rend Up by the roots, this way and that they bend His reeling trunk, and with a boist'rous sound Scatter his leaves, and strew them on the ground. Waller, 2. Turbulent; tumultuous; furious. Spirit of peace, Wherefore do you so i translate yourself Out of the speech of peace, that bears such grace, Into the harsh and boist'rous tongue of war 2 Shakspeiro. His sweetness won a more regardo Unto his place, than all the boist'rous moods That ignorant greatness practiseth. Ben jouror, God into the hands of their deliverer Puts invincible might, To quell the mignty of the earth, th' oppressor, +... and boist'rous force of violent men. Milton. Still must I beg thee not to name Sempronius: Lucia, I like not that loud boisterous man. Ziddi. 3. Unwieldy; closily viol; ot. His boistérous club, so buried in the ground, He could not rearen up again so light But that the knighthimat advantage found...F.2°

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4. It is used by Isoodward of heat: violent. When the sun had gained a greater strength, the heat becomes too powerful and boisterous for them. Attoral History. Bo' is renous I. Y. adv. [from boisterous.] Violently; tumultuously. A sceptre, snatch'd with an unruly hand, Must be as boisterously maintain’d as gain'd. Shak. Those are all remons of the universal deluge, when the water of the ocean, being boote, airs/ turned out upon the carth, bore along with it all moveable bodies. . ls’ood, ward. Another faculty of the intellect comes &cisterously in, and wakes me from so pleasing a dream. - - owife. Bo’s of Rous N Ess. n.s.. [from boisterous.] The state or quality of being boisterous; tumultuousness; turbulence. Bo'LA R Y. adj. from bole. Partaking of the nature of boie, or clay. A weak and inanimate kind of loadstone, with a few magnetical lines, but chiefly consisting of

a boiary and can my substance. Brown. BOLD. ad;. . Saxon.] 1. Daring ; brave ; stout; courageous;

magnanimous ; fearless ; intrepid. The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the rightecus are lood as a lion. Proverbs. I have seen the councils of a noble country f. boss, or, trooro is, according to the sits cf his good or ill health that managed them. Temps. 2. Executed with spirit, and without mean caution. These nervous, bold; those, languid and remiss. Re:common. The cathedral church is a very hold work, and a master-piece of Gothick architecture. - - Addison. 3. Confident; not scrupulous; not timorolls, We were hold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. | Thessalonians. , I can be hold to say, that this age is adorned with some men of that judgment, that they could open new and undiscovered ways to knowledge. Locke. 4. Impudent : rude. sin thy pros, crity he will be as thyself, and will be bold over thy servants. If thou be brought low, he will be against thee. Ecclus. 5. Licentious; such as show great liberty of fiction, or expression. The figures are bold even to temerity. Cowley. Which no bold tales of gods or moisters swell, But human passions, such as with us dwell. lso aller. 6. Standing out to the view ; striking to the eye. Catochreses and hyperboles are to be used judiciously, and placed in poetry, as heightenings and shadows in painting, to make the figure bolder, and cause it to stand off to sight. Dryden. 7. Open ; smooth; even ; level: a sailor's term. Her dominions have bold accessible coasts. - - Howel. 8. To make hold. To take freedoms : a phrase not grammatical, though common. To be bold is better; as, I was Bold to tell the house, that scandalous livings make scandalous ministers. Rudgerd. I have made hold to send to your wife; My suit is, that she will to Desdemona Procure me some access,


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with tile example of so reverand : prelate. " ... - Hooker. ! speak to subjects, and a subject speaks, Stirl's up by heav'n, thus boldly for hiking. Słakozart. 2. It may perhaps be sometimes used, in a bad sense, for impudentor. Bo'+ n N Ess. n.s.. [from bold.] 1. Courage; bravery; intrepidity; spirit; fortitude; magnanimity; daringness. Her horse she rid so, as might shew a fearful *.daring to do that which she know not how to do. Sisy. 2. Exemption from caution and scrupulous Inicety. §§ &olors of the figures is to be hidden sometimes by the address of the poet, that they may work their effect upon the mind. Dryden, 3. Freedom ; liberty. Great is my heldos of speech toward you; great is iny slorying in you. 2 Corinthians. 4. Confident trust in God. Our fear excludcth not that boldner, which becometh saints. - Hocker. We have often and access with confidence, by the faith of him. Having therefore boldness to enter’into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. Frérezvi. 5. Asso; ance; freedom from bashfulness; consident mien. . Wonderful is the case of boozer, in civil busiress: what first? Boldness. What second and third Boldness. And yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness, far inferiour to other parts. - Bass". Sure, if the guilt were theirs, they could not. - charge thee With such a gallant boldness; if 't were thine, Thou couldst not hear’t with such a alo scoril, - - £o


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1. The body or trunk of a tree. All fell upon the high-hair'd oaks; and down their curled brows Fell bustling to the earth, and up went all the boles and boughs. hapman. But when the smoother bole from knots is free, We make a deep incision in the tree. , Dryden. View well this tree, the queen of all the grove; How vast her bole, how wide her arms are spread, How high above the rest she shoots her head

Dryden. 2. A kind of earth. Bole Armeniack is an astringent earth, which takes its name from Armenia, the country from which we have it. Psoodocard. 3. A measure of corn, containing six bushels. . Of good barley put eight toler, that is, about six English quarters, in a stone trough. Mortimer. B0'LIS. r. s. [Latin.] Boliisagreatfiery ball, swiftly hurried through the air, and zenerally drawing a tail after it. Aristotle calls it capra. There have of en been immense balls of this kind. 41 uscontro.c4. Boll. n.s. A round stalk or stem; as, a boil of flaxTo Boll. .... n. [from the noun.] To rise in a stalk. And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was belief. f Exodus. BO'LSTER. n. . [bolroyle, Sax. bolster, Dutch.] 1. Something laid on the bed, to raise and support the head ; commonly a bag filled with down or feathers. Perhaps some cold bank is her bolster now, Or 'gainst the rugged bark of some broad clim Leans her unpillow'd head. Milton. This arm shall be a bolster for thy head; l'll fetch cleanstraw to make a soldier's bed. Gay. 2. A pad, or quilt, to hinder any pressure, or fill up any vacuity. . Up goes her hand, and off she slips The bolsters that supply her hips. Swift. 3. A pad, or compress, to be laid on a wound. The bandage is the girt, which hath a bolster

in the middle, and the ends tacked firmly to

gether. 4. In horsemanship. The bolsters of a saddle are those parts raised

upon the bows, to hold the rider's thigh.

Farrier’s Dict. To Bo'lst ER. v. a. [from the noun.] 1. To support the head with a bolster. 2. To afford a bed to. Mortal eyes do see them bolter, More than their own. Shappeare's Othello.

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3. To hold wounds together with a com-.

press. The practice of boltering the cheeks forward,

does little service to the wound, and is “g un

tasy to the Patient. Sharp.

4. To support; to hold up ; to maintain. This is now an expression somewhat coarse and obsolete. We may be made wiser by the publick persuasions grafted in men's minds, so they be used to further the truth, not to bolster errouj. Hooker. The lawyer sets his tongue to sale for the bolstering out of unjust causes. Howill. It was the way of many to bolster up their craz doating consciences . confidences. Sout BCLT. a. s. [boult, Dutch ; £3x4:..] I. An arrow ; a dart shot from a crossbow. Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell; It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple, with love's wound. Shakspeare. The blunted bolt against the nymph he drest; But with the sharp transfix’d Apollo's breast. -- Dryden. 2. Lightning ; a thunderbolt. Sing'd with the flames, and with the bolts

transfix’d, With native earth your blood the monsters mix'd. Dryden.

3. Bolt upright : that is, upright as an arrow. Brush iron, native or from the mine, consisteth of long striae, about the thickness of a small knitting needle, bolt upright, like the bristles of a stiff brush. Grew. As I stood bolt upright upon one end, one of the ladies burst out. disou. 4. The bar of a door, so called from being straight like an arrow. We now say, shoot the holi, when we speak of fastening or opening a door. 'I' is not in thee, to oppose the bolt Against my coming in. * Shakspeare. 5. An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner. This is, I think, corrupted from bought, or link. w Away with him to prison; lay bolts enough upon him. Shakpeare. To Bo I.T. we a. [from the noun.] 1. To shut or fasten with a bolt. The bolted gates fiew open at the blast; The storm rush'd in, and Arcite stood aghast. Dryden. 2. To blurt out, or throw out precipitantly. ‘I hate when vice can bolt her arguments, And virtue has no tongue to check her pride. - AMilton. 3. To fasten, as a bolt or pin ; to pin ; to keep together. That I could reach the axle, where the pins are Which bolt this frame, that I might pull them out ! Ben jonton. 4. To fetter; to shackle. It is great ' ...— To do that thing that ends all other deeds, Which shackles accidents, and bolt up change. - Shak peare. 5. To sist, or separate the parts of any thing with a sieve. Loliter, Fr.] H. now had boulted all the flour. Spenter. In the folling and sifting of fourteen years of ower and favour, all that came out could not

e pure meal. Wotton. 1 cannot bolt this matter to the bran, As Bradwardin and holy Austin can. Dryden.

6. To examine by sifting ; to try out ; to

lay open. i. be well bolted out, whether great re

fractions o not be made upon reflections, as upon direct beams. - Bacon. The judge, or jury, or o or the council, or attornies, propounding questions, beats and bolts out the truth much better than when the witness delivers only a formal series. Hale. Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things, through all disguises. L'Estrange. 7. To purify ; to purge. This is harsh. The fanned snow, That's bolted by the northern blast twice o’er. Shakspeare. To Bolt. v. n. To spring out with speed and suddenness; to start out with the quickness of an arrow. This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt, Still walking like a ragged colt, And oft out of a bush doth bolt, Of purpose to deceive us. Drayton. They erected a fort, and from thence they bolted like beasts of the forest, sometimes into the forest, sometimes into the woods and fastnesses, and sometimes back to their den. Bacon. As the house was all in a flame, out bolts a mouse from the ruins to save herself. L'Estrator. I have reflected on those men who, from time to time, have shot themselves into the world. I have seen many successions of them : some bolting out upon the stage with vast applause, and others hissed off. Dryden. The birds to foreign seats repair’d; And beasts, that bolted out, and saw the forest bar'd. Dryden. Bo LT-Rope. m. s. [from bolt and rope.] The rope on which the sail of a ship is sewed and fastened. Sea Dict. Bo'lt E. R. n. 4. [from the verb.] 1. A sieve to separate meal from bran or husks; or to separate finer from coarser parts.

Dowlas, filthy dowlas: I have given them away to bakers wives, and they #. made bolters of them. Shakspeare.

With a good strong chopping-knife minoe the two capons, bones and all, as small as ordinary minced meat; put them into a large neat bolter. Baron's Natural History. When superciliously he sists Through coarsest bolter others gifts. Hudibras. 3. A kind of net. These hakes, and divers others of the forecited, are taken with threads, and some of them with the bolter, which is a spiller of a bigger size. Carew. Bo'LTHE AD. n.s. A long strait-necked glass vessel, for chymical distillations, called also a matrass, or receiver. This spirit abounds in salt, which may be separated, by putting the liquor into a bolthead with a long narrow neck. Boyle, Bo'LT IN G-Hous E. m. s. [from bolt and house.] The place where meal is sifted. The jade is returned as white, and as powdered, as if she had been at work in a boltingbouse. Dennis. Bo’LTS PRIT. } m. s. A mast running out Bo'wsprit. $, at the head of a ship, not standing upright, but aslope. The but end of it is generally set against the foot of the foremast; so that they are a stay to one another. The length without board is sufficient to let its sails hang clear of all incumbrances. If the boltsprit fail in bad weather, the foremast

cannot hold long after. Bowsprit is perhaps the right spelling. Sea Dirt. Sometimes I'd divide, And burn in many places; on the topmast, The yards, and boltsprit, would i flame distinctly. Shakspeare. Bo'LUs. n.s. [Éxo~ || A form of medicine, in which the ingredients are made up into a soft mass, larger than pills, to be swallowed at once. Keep their bodies soluble the while by clysters, lenitive boluses of cassia and manna, with syrup of violets. Wiseman. By poets we are well assur’d, That so. alas! can ne'er be cur'd ; A complicated heap of ills, Despising boluses and pills. BOMB. m. s. [bombus, Lat.] 1. A loud noise. An upper chamber being thought weak, was supported by a pillar of iron, of the bigness of one's arm in the midst; which, if you had struck, would make a little flat moise in the room, but a great bomb in the chamber beneath.

Bases. 2. A hollow iron ball, or shell, filled with gunpowder, and furnished with a vent for a fusee, or wooden tube filled with combustible matter, to be thrown out from a mortar, which had its name from the noise it makes. The fusee, being set on fire, burns slowly till it reaches the gunpowder, which goes off at once, bursting the shell to pieces with incredible violence : whence the use of bombs in besieging towns. The largest are about eighteen inches in diameter. By whom they were invented is not known, and the time is uncertain; some fixing it to 1588, and others to 1495. Chambers. The loud cannon missive iron pours, And in the slaught'ring bomb Gradivus roars. Aoetre. To BoM. B. v. a. [from the noun.] To fall upon with bombs; to bombard. Our king thus trembles at Namur, Whilst Villeroy, who ne'er afraid is, To Bruxelles marches on secure, To bomb the monks, and scare the ladies. Prior. BoM B-CHEST. m. s. [from bomb and chest.] A kind of chest filled usually with bombs, and sometimes only with gunpower, placed under ground, to tear and blow it up in the air, with those who stand on it. Charreliers. Bo M B-ketch. m. s. A kind of ship, BoM B-vesse L. S. strongly built, to bear the shock of a mortar, when bombs are to be fired into a town. Nor could an ordinary fleet, with bomb-verfels, hope to succeed against a place that has in its arsenal gallies and men of war. Aidios. Bo'M BARD. m.s.. [bombardus, Latin.] I. A great gun ; a cannon. Obsolete. They planted in divers places twelve great bombardi, wherewith they threw huge stones into the air, which, falling down into the city, might break down the houses. Ånella. 2. A barrel. Obsolete. To BoMBA/R D. v. a. [from the noun.] To attack with bombs. A medal is struck on the English failing in


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