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4. In the language of scripture.
5. A girl child.
In age, to wish for youth is full as vain, . " As for a youth to turn a child again. Denham. We should no more be kinder to one child than to another, than we are tender of one eye more than of the other. L'Estrange. The young lad must not be ventured abroad at eight or ten, for fear of what may happen to the tender child; though he then runs ten times les: risque than at sixteen. Lo.ke. The stroke of death is nothing: children endure it, and the greatest cowards find it no pain.
Wake. . 2. One in the line of filiation, opposed to .
the parent. Where children have been exposed, or taken away young, and afterwards have approached to their parents presence, the parents, though they Ihave not known them, have had a secret joy, or other alteration, thereupon. Bacon. I shall see The winged vengeance overtake such children. Shakspeare. So unexhausted her perfections were, That for more children she had more to spare. Dryden. He, in a fruitful wife's embraces old, A long increase of children's clildren told. Addison. . The descendants of a man, how remote soever, are called children ; as the childrea of Edom, the children of Israel.
One weak in knowledge. Iraiah. 1 Cor. Such as are young in grace. 1 job.m. Such as are humble and docile. Mathew. The children of light, the chi! fren of darkness; who follow light, who remain in darkness. The elect, the blessed, are also called the children of God. How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the saints! Ho on. in the New Testament, believers are commonly called children of God. Ye are all the children of God, by faith in Jesus Christ. Gal. iii. 26. - Calot. Not in use. Mercy on 's' a bearne, a very pretty bearne. A boy, or child, I wonder Slasspore.
The spring, the summer, The childing autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted liveries. Shakspeare. As to childing women, young vigorous people, after irregularities of dict, in such it begins with haemorrhages. Arbuthnot.
Chi'. D B E ARING. particip. subst:... [from child and bear.] The act of bearing children.
To thee Pains only in childl.uring were foretold, And, bringing forth, soon recompens'd with joy, Fruit of thy womb. ilton. The timorous and irresolute Sylvia has de
murred till she is past childbearing. Addison.
2. The time of life between infancy and puberty. Infancy and childlood demand thin, copious, nourishing aliment. Arbuthnot. 3. The properties of a child. Their love in early infancy began, And rose as childhood ripen'd into man. Ch I'ld is H. adj. [from child.] 1. Having the qualities of a child; trifling; ignorant : simple: Learning hath its infancy, when it is but beginning and almost childish : then its youth, when it is luxuriant and juvenile. Bacon. 2. Becoming only children ; trifling; puerile. , Musidorus being elder by three or four years, there was taken away the occasion of childish contentions - Sidney. The lion's whelps she saw how he did bear, And lull in rugged arms withouten childrb fear. Spenser. When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know. Por. Rog. The fathers looked on the worship of images as the most silly and céilliso thing in the world. Stillingsleet. One that hath newly learn'd to speak and go Love cl. fish plays. of count. They have spoiled the walls with childish sentences, that consist often in a jingle of words. - Addison on 1:aly. By conversation the childish humours of their younger days might be worn out. Aroutònot. Chi'i. is H. L. Y. adv. [from coildish.] In a childish trifling way ; like a child. Together with his fame their infamy was spread, who had so rashly and childishly ejected him. ooker. Some men are of excellent judgment in their own professions, but childishly unskilful in any thing besides. Hayward. CH to 1 is HN Ess. m. s. [from childish 1. Puerility; tı islingness. The actions of coildishness, and unfashionable carriage, time and age will of itself be sure to reform. Locłe. Nothing in the world could give a truer idea of the superstition, credulity, and childishness of the Roman catholick religion. Addison. 2. Harmlessness. Speak thou, boy; Perhaps thy abilitèness will move him more Than can our reasons. Shakspeare.
CHI’lp less. adj. [from child.] Without children; without offspring. As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. 1 Samuel. A man shall see the noblest works and foundations have proceeded from childless men; which have sought to express the images of their minds, where those of their bodies have failed: so the care of posterity is most in them that have no posterity, Bacon's Essays. Childlers thou art, childless remain: so death Shall be deceiv'd his glut. . . Milton. She can give the reason why one died childless. Spectator. CH I'ld 1.1 k E. adj. [from child and like.] Becoming or beseeming a child. Who can owe no less than childlike obedience to her that hath more than motherly care. Hooker. I thought the remnant of mine age have been cherish'd by her childlike duty. - Shakpeare.
CH1'L1 AD. n. 3. [from Xixia:..] A thou. sand; a collection or sum containing a thousand. We make cycles and periods of years, as decads, centuries, chiliads, for the use of computation in history. Halder. CHILIA't prox. m. s. . [from Xixia.] A figure of a thousand sides. In a man, who speaks of a chiliaedron, or a body of a thousand sides, the idea of the figure may be very confused, though that of the num
That has the quality of making chyle. Whether this be not effected by some way of corrosion, rather than any proper digestion, coIsfactive mutation, or ... conversion. Brown's Pogar Errowri. We should rather rely upon a chiljictory menstruum, or digestive preparation drawn from species or individuals whose stomachs uliarly dissolve lapideous bodies. E. CHIL i P1 CA’s to N. n.s. [See CHY LIF1.caTson.] The act of making chyle. Nor will we affirm that iron is indigested in the stomach of the ostriche; but we suspect this effect to proceed not from any liquid reduction, or tendence to chiljication, by the power of natural heat. Browa's Vulgar Erreurs,
CHILL. adj. [cele, Sax.] 1. Cold ; that is cold to the touch. And all my plants I save from nightly ill, Of noisome winds, and blasting vapours chill. ilton. 2. Cold ; having the sensation of cold; shivering with cold. My heart and my chill veins freeze with deSpair. - A’otre. 3. Dull; not warm ; not forward: as, a chil/ reception. 4. Depressed; dejected; discouraged. 5. Unaffectionate; cold of temper. Chill. n. 3. [from the adjective.] Chilness; cold. I very well know one to have a sort of this about his praecordia and head. Derbox. To CHILL. v. a... [from the adjective.] 1. To make cold. Age has not yet So shrunk my sinews, or so chill'd my veins, But conscious virtue in my breast remains. Dryd. Heat burns his rise, frost chills his setting
beams, And vex the world with opposite extremes.
- . Was heard, of harp and organ. Milton.
Higher than the sphery chime. Milton.
2. The correspondence of sound.
C H I 5. To jingle; to clatter. But with the meaner tribe I'm forc'd to cline, And, wanting strength to rise, descend to rhine. - Smith. To CH IM E. v. a. 1. To move, or strike, or cause to sound harmonically, or with just consonancy. With lifted arms they order ev'ry blow, And chime their sounding hammers in a row: With labour'd anvils Etna groans below. Dryd. 2. To strike a bell with a hammer.
CHIMERA. m. s. [Chimara, Lat.) A vain and wild fancy, as remote from reality as the existence of the poetical Chimera, a monster feigned to have the head of a lion, the belly of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. In short, the force of dreams is of a piece; Chimeras all, and more absurd, or less. Dryden. Nobody joins the voice of a sheep with the shape of a #. to be the complex ideas of any real substances, unless he has a mind to fill his head with chimeras, and his discourse with unintelligible words. Locke. ‘CH ME’Rica L. adj. (from chimera.] Imaginary; fanciful; wildly, vainly, or , fantastically conceived ; fantastick. Notwithstanding the fineness of this allegor may atone for it in some measure, I cannot . that persons of such a climerical existence are proper actors in an epic poem. Spectator. CH IM E/R ic A i. i. Y. adv (from chimerical.] Wainly ; wildly; fantastically. CH1'M IN AG F. n. J. [from chimiu, an old law word for a road.] A toll for passage through a forest. Cowell. CHI’MNEY. n.s.. [cheminée, French.] . 1. The passage through which the smoke ascends from the fire in the house. Chimnics with scorn rejecting smoke. Soft: 2. The turret raised above the roof of the house, for conveyance of the smoke. The night has been unruly: where we lay, , • Our chimonies were blown down. Soil pare. 3. The fire-place. The chimney Is south the chamber; and the chimneypiece, Chaste Dian bathing. Shakperre. The fire which the Chaldeans worshipped for a god, is crept into every man's, hioney. Raleigs. Low offices, which some neighbours hardly think it worth stirring from their chimney sides to obtain. Swift on St. Test. Chi MN E Y-co R N E R. n. 3. [from chimney and corner.] The fire-side; the seat on each end of the fire-grate ; usually noted in proverbial language for being the place of idlers. Yet some old men Tell stories of you in their chimney-corner. Denborn. CH1'M's Ey piece. n.s.. [from chirney and piece.] The ornamental piece of wood, or stone. that is set round the fire-place. Polish and brighten the marble hearths and chimneypiece, with a clout dipt in grease. Soft. Clio’s Eyswoope R. n.s. from coincy and saveeper.] - 1. One whose trade it is to chimnies of soot. To look like her are corneysweeper, black; And since her time are collicis counted bfoot. - So-opeur.
lip. É. all the words I could get of her, was wrying hor waist, and thrusting out her chin.
Sidney. With his Amazonian chin he drove The bristled lips before him Shakspeare. He rais'd his hardy head, which sunk again, And sinking on his bosom, knock'd his chin. Dryden. CH1'N A. m. . [from China, the country where it is made.] China ware; porceJain ; a species of vessels made in China, dimly transparent, partaking of the qualities of earth and glass. They are made by mingling two kinds of earth, of which one easily vitrities; the other resists a very strong heat: when the vitrifiable earth is melted into glass, they are completely burnt. Spleen, vapours, or small-pox above them all; And mistress of herself, though china fall. Pope. After supper, carry your plate and china together in . same basket. Swift. CH IN A-or A N G E. m. J. [from China and orange.] The sweet orange : brought originally from China. Not many years has the China-orange been propagated in Portugal and Spain. Mortimer. CH1'N A-Roor. m. s. [from China and root.] A medicinal root, brought originally from China. C# 1's cou G. H. m. s. [perhaps more properly kinrongh, from kineoin, to pant, Dutch, and cough..] A violent and convulsive cough, to which children are subject I have observed a chincough complicated with an intermitting fever. Foyer on the Humours. CHINE. m. s. Leschine, Fr. Jøiena, Ital. spina, Lat. cein, Arm. , , 1. The part of the back in which the spine or backbone is found. She stroke him such a blow upon his cline that she opened all his body. Sidney. He presents her with the tusky head, And coine with rising bristles roughly spread.
2. A piece of the back of an animal. Cut out the burly boned clown in clines of beef ere thou sleen. - hakspeare. He had killed eight fat hogs for this season, and he had dealt abost his -lines very liberally amongst his neighbours. Spectator. To Cú is E. v. a. [from the moun..] To cut into chines. He that in his line did cline the long ribb'd Appenine. ryden. Citi NK. n. 4. [cinan, to gape, Sax.] A small aperture longwise; an opening or gap between the parts of any thing. Pyramus and Thisbe did talk through the chink of a wail. Słakop, Midium. Night's Dream.
Plagues also have been raised by anointing the chinks of doors, and the like. Bacon's Nat. Hist, Though birds have no epiglottis, yet they so contract the chink of their larinx, as to prevent the admission of wet or dry indigested. Brown. ... Other inventions, false and absurd, that are like so many chinks and holes to discover the rottenness of the whole fabrick. South. In vain she search'd each cranny of the house, Each gaping chink impervious to a mouse. Swift. To CH is k v.a. [derived by Skinner from the sound..] To shake so as to make a sound. He chinks his purse, and takes his seat of state; With ready quills the dedicators wait. Pope. To CH IN K. v. n. To sound by striking each other. Lord Strutt's money shines as bright, and chio, as well, as 'squire South's Arbuthnot, When not a guinea chino'd on Martin's boards, And Atwill's self was drain'd of all his hoards. Srt ift, CH1's ky, adj. [from think.] Full of holes; gaping ; opening into narrow clefts. But plaister thou the thinky hives with clay. - Dryden's Pigil, Grimalkin, to domestic vermin sworn An everlasting foe, with watchful eye Lies nightly brooding o'er a rhiniy gap, Protending her fell claws, to thoughtless mice Sure ruin. Philip.’ Poor, CHIN rs. n. *. Cloth of cotton made in India, and printed with colours. Let a charming chints, and Brussels lace, Wrap my cold limbs, and shademy lifeless face. - Pope. CH1'oppi N.E. n.s.. [from chapin, Span.] A high shoe, formerly worn by ladies. Your ladyship is nearer heaven than when 1 saw you last, by the altitude of a chieppine. Shakspeare. The woman was a giantess, and yet walked always in chioppines. Cowley. CHIP, CHEAP, Cai Pei Ng, in the names of places, imply a market; from the Saxon cyppan ceapan, to buy. Gibson.
To Chi P. v. a. [probably corrupted from chop.] To cut into smail pieces; to diminish, by cutting away a little at a time. - His mangled myrmidons, Noseless, handless, hackt and ečipt, come to him, Crying on Hector. Shakspeare's Troil. and Cres. To return to our statue in the block of marble: we see it sometimes only begun to be dipped; sometimes rough hewn, and just sketched into an human figure. diron's Spectator. The critick strikes out all that is not just; And 'tis ev'n * the butler chip, his crust. Ki*. ndustr Taught him to clip the wood, and hew the stone. 'Ibcago, CHIP. n.s.. [from the verb.] 1. A small piece taken off by a cutting inStrun.cnt. Cucumbers do extremely affect moisture, and over-drink themselves, which chaff or chips forbiddeth. Bazen. That chip made iron swim, not by natural
2. A small piece, however made.
The manganese lies in the vein in lumps
wrecked, in an irregular manner, among clay, spar, and chips of stone. Woodward. CH 1'PP1 N G. n.s.. [from To chip.] A fragment cut off. They dung their land with the #if: of a sort of soft stone. Mortimer', Husbandry. The chippings and filings of these jewels, could they be preserved, are of more value than the whole mass of ordinary authors. Felton. CH 1 RA'GR IcAl... adj.[from chiragra, Lat.] Having the gout in the hand; subject to the gout in the hand. Chiragrical persons do suffer in the finger, as well as in the wrist, and sometimes first of all. Brown's Pulgar Errours. CH 1 R o'GRAPHER. m. s. [xto, the hand, and y:45a, to write.] He that exercises or professes the art or business of
writing. Thus passeth it from this office to the chirographers, to be engrossed. Bacon.
CH 1 Ro'o, R A PHist. m. s. [See CHI RoGRAPHER...] This word is used in the following passage, I think improperly, for one that tells fortunes by examining the hand: the true word is chirosophist, or chiromancer. Let the phisiognomists examine his features; let the chirographists behold his palm ; but, above all, let us consult for the calculation of his nativity, Arbuthnot and Pope. CII 1 R O'GRAPHY. m. s. [See CH 1 Rog R APH E *.] The art of writing. CH1'Ro M A Nce R. m. s. [See CH 1 Ro MANcy.] Oue that foretels future events by io the hand. The middle sort, who have not much to spare, To chiromancers' cheaper art repair, Who clap the pretty palm, to make the lines more fair. Dryden's juvenal. CHI’Rom ANC Y. m. s. [y tie, the hand, and folio, a prophet.] The art of fore telling the events of life, by inspecting the hand.
There is not much considerable in that doc
trine of chiromancy, that spots in the top of the nails do signify things past; in the middle, things present; and at §. ttom, events to Colio C. Brown's Pulgar Errours. To CHIRP. v. n. [perhaps contracted from cheer up. The Dutch have circken.] To make a cheerful noise; as birds, when they call without singing. She chirping ran, he peeping flew away, Till hard by them both he and she did *: Widney. Came he right now to sing a raven's note g And thinks he that the chirping of a wren Can chase away the first conceived sound 2 Shak feare. No chirping lark the welkin sheen invokes.
- Gay's Pastoral. The careful hen Calls all her chirping family around. Thomson. To Chi RP. v. a. [This seems apparently corrupted from cheer up..] To make cheerful. Let no sober bigot here think it a sin * To push on the clumping and moderate bottle.
CH 1 R P. m. s. [from the verb.] The voice of birds or insects. wiłł over us whisper'd, flocks by us did eat, And chirp went the grasshopper under our feet. Spectator. CH1’R Pf R. m. s. [from chirp.] One that chirps; one that is cheerful. To CHI R R E. v. n. [ce on tan, Sax.] See CH U R ME. To coo as a pigeon. Junius. CHIRU'RCEON. m. s. [xti;ov;73-, from xiie, the hand, and soyoy, work.] One that cures ailments, not by internal medicines, but outward applications. It is now generally pronounced, and by many written, surgeon. When a man's wounds cease to smart, only because he has lost his feeling, they are nevertheless mortal, for his not seeing his need of a chirurgeon. Soutb's Sermons. CH 1 R U'r GERY. m. s. [from chirurgeon.] The art of curing by external applications. This is called surgery. Gynecia having skill in chirurgery, an art in those days much esteemed. Sidney. Nature could do nothing in her case without the help of chirurgery, in drying up the luxurious flesh, and making way to pull out the rotten bones. Wiseman. go; adj. See CHI RURCH IRU’R GIC K. G F O N. 1. Having qualities useful in outward applications to hurts. As to the chirurgical or physical virtues of wax, it is reckoned a mean between hot and cold. Mortimer. 2. Relating to the manual part of healing. 3. Manual in geheral, consisting in operations of the hand. This sense, though the first according to etymology, is now scarce found. The chirurgital or manual part doth refer to the making instruments, and exercising particular experiments. Wilkins. CHI’SEL. n.s.[ciseau, Fr. of scissum, Lat.] An instrument with which wood or stone is pared away. What fine chive/ Could ever yet cut breath : Let no man mock me, For I will kiss her. Shak, There is such a seeming softness in the s: as if not a chisel had hewed them out of stone, but a pencil had drawn and stroaked them in oil. . Wotton. Imperfect shapes: in marble such are seen, When the rude chisel does the man begin. D To CH1's El. v. a. [from the noun..] To cut with a chisel.
from Xind, Germ. child; perhaps from chico, little, Span.] 1. A child; a baby: generally used of young persons in contempt. These will appear such chits in story, "Twill turn all politicks to jest. Ziaenymour. 2. The shoot of corn from the end of the grain. A cant term with maltsters. Barley, couched four days, will begin to shew the chit or sprit at the root-end. Mortioner. 3. A freckle. . [from chickpea.] In this sense it is seldom used. To CHIT. v. n. [from the noun..] To