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not in the skin, the Priest shall pronounce him tlean. - Leviticus. 5. Dexterous; not bungling; feat: as, a clean trick ; a clean leap ; a clean boxer. CLEAN. adv. 1. Quite ; perfectly; fully; completely. This sense is now little used. Their actions have been clean contrary unto those before mentioned. %. or. Being seated, and domestick broils Clean overblown. Shakspeare. Aphilosopher, pressed with the same objection, shapes an answer clean contrary. Iłake will. 2. Without miscarriage; in a dexterous in anner. Pope came off clean with Homer; but they say, Broome went before, and kindly swept the way. Henley. 7 o Cle A.N. v.a. [from the adjective.] To free from dirt or filth. Their tribes adjusted, clean'd their vig'rous wings, And many a circle, many a short essay, Wheel'd round and round. Thomson. CLE/AN LILY. adv. LFrom cleanly.] In a cleanly manner. Cl E'AN li N Ess. n. s. [from cleanly.] 1. Freedom from dirt or filth. I shall speak nothing of the extent of this city, the cleanliness of its streets, nor the beauties of its piazza. Addison. 2. Neatness of dress; purity; the quality contrary to negligence and nastiness. The mistress thought it either not to deserve, or not to need, any exquisite decking, having no adorning but cleanliness. Sidney. From whence the tender skin assumes A sweetness above all perfumes; From whence a cleanliness remains,
Incapable of outward stains. Swift. Such cleanliness from head to heel;
No humours gross, or frowzy steams,
No moisome whiffs, or sweaty streams. Swift.
Cl E'A NLY. adj. [from clean.]
1. Free from dirtiness; careful to avoid filth; pure in the person. * ,
Next that, shall mountain 'sparagus be laid, Pull'd by some plain but cleanly country maid. Dryden. An ant is a very cleanly insect, and throws out of her nest all the small remains of the corn on
which she feeds. Addison. 2. That makes cleanliness. In our fantastick climes, the fair With cleanly powder dry their hair. Prior.
3. Pure; innocent; immaculate. Perhapshuman nature meets few more sweetly relishing and cleanly joys, than those that derive from successful trials. Glanville. 4. Nice; addressful; artful. Through his fine handling, and his *; play, All those royal signs had stole away. Spenter. We can secure ourselves a retreat by some cleanly evasion. D'Estrange's Fables. Cle’ANLY. adv. [from clean.] Elegantly; neatly; without mastiness. If I do grow great, I'll leave sack, and live cleanly, as a nobleman should. Shakspeare. CLE’AN N Ess. n.s.. [from clean.] 1. Neatness; freedom from filth. 2. Easy exactness; justness; natural, unlaboured correctness. He shewed no strength in shaking of his staff; but the fine cleanness of bearing it was delightful. Sidney.
3. To free from noxious humours by pur
gation. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd; And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? Shakspeare. This oil, combined with its own salt and sugar, makes it saponaceous and cleansing; by which quality it often helps digestion, and excites appetite. Arbuthnot on Aliments. 4. To free from leprosy. Shew thyself to the priest, and offer for th cleansing those things which Moses commanded. Mark. 5. To scour; to rid of all offensive things. This river the Jews proffered the pope to cleanse, so they might have what they found. Addison on Italy. CLE'ANSF R. m. s. [clanrene, Sax.] That which has the quality of evacuating any foul humours, or digesting a sore; a detergent. If there happens an imposthume, honey, and eyen honey of roses, taken inwardly, is a good cleanser. Arbuthnot. CLEAR. adj. [clair, Fr. Klaer, Dutch; clarus, Lat.] 1. Bright; transpicuous; pellucid ; transparent; luminous; without opacity or cloudiness; not nebulous; not opacous; not dark. The stream is so transparent, pure, and clear, That, had the self-enamour'd youth gaz'd here, He but the bottom, not his face, had seen. Denb. 2. *ś. sharp. Michael from Adam's eyes the film remov’d, Which that false fruit,that promis'd clearersight, Had bred. Milton's Paradise Lost. A tun about was every pillar there; A polish'd mirrour shone not halfso clear. Dryd. 3. Cheerful ; not clouded with care or anger. Sternly he pronounc'd The rigid interdiction, which resounds Yet dreadful in mine ear, though in my choice Not to incur; but soon his clear aspect Return'd, and gracious purpose thus renew’d. Milton, 4. Free from clouds; serene. I will darken the earth in a clear day. Anot. And the clear sun on his wide watery glass Gaz'd hot. Milton's Par. Lost. 5. Without mixture; pure; unmingled. 6. Perspicuous; not obscure; not hardto be understood; not ambiguous. We pretend to give a clear account how thunde, and lightning is produced. 2 orie. Many men reason exceeding clear and rightly, who know not how to make a syllogism. Locke. 7. Indisputable ; evident ; undeniable. - Remain'd to our almighty foe . Clear victory; to our part loss, and rout Through all th' empyrean. Milton's Par. Lott. 8. Apparent; manifest; not hid; not dark. The hemisphere of earth, in clearest ken, Stretch'd out to th' amplestreach of prospect lay. Milton. Unto God, who understandeth all their secret cogitations, they are clear and manifest. Hookr. The pleasure of right reasoning is still the greater, by how much the consequencesare more clear, and the chains of them more long. Burnet. 9. Quick to understand; prompt; acute. other of science, now I feel thy power Within me clear; not only to discern Things in their causes, but to trace the ways Of highest agents, deem'd however wise. Milt. 10. Unspotted ; guiltless; irreproach:ble. Duncan has been so clear in his great office. --- Shakspeare. . Think that the clearest gods, who make them - honours Of men's impossibilities, have preserv'd thee. Shakspeare. Repentance so altereth and changeth a man through the mercy of God, be he never so defiled, that it maketh him pure and clear. , Whitgift. Though the peripatetick philosophy has been most emincmt in its way, yet other sects have • not been wholly clear o it. Locke. Statesman,yet friends to truth: in soul sincere: • In action faithful, and in honour clear. Pope. 11. Unprepossessed; not preoccupied; impartial. ' - Leucippe, of whom one look, in a clear judg: ment, would have been more acceptable than all her kindness so prodigally bestowed. Sidney. 12. Free from distress, prosecution, orimputed guilt. w The cruel corp'ral whisper'd in my ear, -sive pounds, if rightly tipt, would set me clear. Gay. 13. Free from deductions or encumbrances. Hope, if the success happens to fail, is clear gain as long as it lasts. Collier o: Despair. Whatever aforeigner,whopurchaseslandhere, gives for it, is so much every farthing clear gain to the nation; for that money comes clear in,
without o: out any thing for it. Locke. I often wish that I had clear, For life, six hundred pounds a-year. Swift.
14. Unencumbered; without let or hinderance; vacant; unobstructed. If he be so far beyond his health, Methinks he should the sooner pay his debts, And make a clear way to the gods. Shakspeare. A post-boy winding his horn at us, my companion gave #. two or three curses, and left the way clear for him. - Addison. A clear stage is left for Jupiter to o his emnipotence, and turn the fate of armies alone.
- Pope's Essay on Homer. 15. Out of debt.
16. Unentangled; at a safe distance from any danger or enemy.
Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on
a i. valour, and in the grapple I boarded
them: on the instant, they got clear of our ship.
It requires care for a man with a double design
to keep clear of clashing with his own reasonings.
- - L'Extraogo.
17. Canorous; sounding distinctly, plainly, articulately: I much approved of my friend's insisting the qualifications of a good aspect and a clea voice. diffices. Hark! the numbers soft and clear Gently steal upon the ear; Now louder and yet louder rise, And fill with spreading sounds the skies. Pope. 18. Free : guiltless: with from. I am clear from the blood of this woman. Jozef-Erra. None is so fit to correct their faults, as he who is clear from any in his own writings. Dryzoa. 19. Sometimes with of . The air is clearer of gross and damp exhalltions. Temple. zo. Used of persons. Distinguishing; judicious ; intelligible : this is scarcely used but in conversation. CLEAR. adv. 1. Plainly ; not of: Now clear I understand What of mysteddiest thoughts have search'dia
Waln. ...Miites. 2. Clean; quite ; completely. A low word.
He put his mouth to her ear, and, under pretext of a whisper, bit it clear off. L'Estrenge. CI.E.A.R. m. s. A term used by builders for the inside of a house; the space within from wall to wall. To Cle A R. v. a. [from the adjective.] 1. To make bright, by removing opacous bodies; to brighten. Your eyes, that seem so clear, Yet are but dim, shall perfectly be then Open'd and clear'd. Milton's Para-fire Zaif. like Boreas in his race; when, rushing forth, He sweeps the skies, and clear, the cloudy North. Dryden. A savoury dish, a homely treat, , Where all is plain, where all is meat, Clear up the cloudy foreheads of the great. Dryz 2. To free from obscurity, perplexity, or ambiguity. To clear up the several parts of this theory, I was willing to lay aside a great many other speculations. Burnet's Torry. ... When, in the knot of the play, no other wi is left for the discovery; then let a god j and clear the business to the audience. Dryden. By mystical terms, and ambiguous phrases, he
darkens what he should clear up. Boy'z. Many knotty points there are, Which all discuss, but few can clear. Prior.
3. To purge from the imputation of guilt; to justify; - to vindicate; to defend: often with from before the thing. Somerset was much cleared, by the death of those who were executed to make him appear faulty. Sir jobn Haytroro To clear the o: Fom the imputation of - issimulation, which note throw upon God with more those who are the patrons of a is both comely and christian. To clear herself For sending him no aid, she came from Egypt. - I}ros. I will appeal to the reader, and am sure he will clear me from partiality. Dryden's Fakiri. How! wouldst thou clear rebellion ? Adors. . Before you pray, clearyour soul from all those sins which you know to be displeasing to God. Wake's Proparation for Laio.
resumption tram lute necessity, Brania.
4. To cleanse: with of or from.
the door. Wilkins.
A statue lies hid in a block of marble; and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter, and removes the rubbish. Addison. Multitudes will furnish a double proportion towards the clearing of that expence. Addison. 6. To free from any thing offensive or noxious. To clear the palace from the foe, succeed The weary living, and revenge the dead. Dryd. It should be the skill and art of the teacher to elear their heads of all other thoughts, whilst they are learning of any thing. . Locke on Education. Augustus, to establish the dominion of the seas, rigged out a powerful navy to clear it of the pirates of Malta. Arbuthnot. 7. To clarify: as, to clear liquors. 3. To gain without deduction. He clears but two hundred thousand crowns a year, after having defrayed all the charges of working the salt. Addison. 9. To confer judgment or knowledge. Our common prints would clear up their understandings, and animate their minds with virtue. Addison's Spectator. ro. To CLEAR a ship, at the customhouse, is to obtain the liberty of sailing, or of selling a cargo, by satisfying the customs. To C L E A R. v. n. 1. To grow bright; to recover transparency. So foul a sky clear, not without a storm. Shak. 2. Sometimes with up. The mist, that hung about my mind, clear: up. - Addison. Take heart, nor of the laws of fate complain; Tho' now 'tis cloudy, 't will clear up again. Norris. Advise him to stay till the weather clears up, for you are afraid there will be rain. Swift. 3. To be disengaged from encumbrances, distress, or entanglements. He that clear, at once, will relapse; for, finding himself out of straits, he will revert to his customs: but he that clearett by degrees, induceth a habit of frugality, and gaineth as well upon his mind as upon his estate. Bacon's Essays. CLE' A R AN ce. n. . [from clear.] A certificate that a ship has been cleared at the customhouse. C LE’ a RER. n.s.. [from clear.] Brightener; purifier; enlightener. Gold is a wonderful clearer of the understanding: it dissipates every doubt and scruple in an instant. Addison. cle’ARLY. adv. [from clear.] 1. Brightly ; luminously. . . . Mysterses of grace and salvation, which were but darkly disclosed unto them, have unto us more clearly shined. - Hooker. 2. Plainly; evidently ; without obscurity or ambiguity.
Christianity first clearly proved this noble and important truth to the world. Rogers. 3. With discernment; acutely ; without embarrassment or perplexity of mind. There is almost no man but sees clearlier and sharper the vices in a speaker than the virtues. - Ben jonson. 4. Without entanglement or distraction of affairs. He that doth not divide, will never enter into business; and he that divideth too much, will never come out of it clearly. Bacon's Essays. 5. Without by-ends; without sinister views; honestly. When you are examining these matters, do not take into consideration any sensual or worldl interest; but deal clearly and impartially wit yourselves. Tillotion. 6. Without deduction or cost. 7. Without reserve; without evasion; without subterfuge. By a certain day they should clearly relinquish unto the king all their lands and possessions. Davie, on Ireland. Cle’A R N Ess. n. 4. [from clear.] 1. Transparency; brightness. It may be, percolation doth not only cause clearness and splendour, but sweetness of savour. Bacon's Natural History. Glass in the furnace grows to a greater magnitude, and refines to a greater clearness, only as the breath within is more powerful, and the heat more intense. Bacon. 2. Splendour; lustre. Love, more clear than yourself, with the clearnews, lays a night of sorrow upon me. Sidney. 3. Distinctness; perspicuity. If he chances to think right, he does not know how to convey his thoughts to another with clearness and perspicuity. Addison. 4. Sincerity; honesty; Elino When the case required dissimulation, if they used it, the former opinion spread abroad, of their good faith and clearness of dealing, made them almost invincible. Bacon. 5. Freedom from imputation of ill. I require a clearness. Skałpeare's Macbeth. CLE A Rs 1’G HT E D adj. [clear and sight.] Perspicuous; discerning ; judicious. Clearsighted reason wisdom's judgment leads; And sense, her vassal, in her footsteps treads. Denham. To Cle’Arst ARCH. v. a. [from clear and starch.] To stiffen with starch. He took his present lodging at the mansionhouse of a taylor's widow, who washes, and can clearstarch his bands. Addison. To CLEAVE. v. m. pret. I clave. [cleopan, Saxon, Kleven, Dutch.] I. To adhere ; to stick : to hold to. The clarifying of liquors by adhesion, is effected when some cleaving body is mixed with the liquors, whereby the grosser part sticks to that cleaving body. Bacon's Vatoral History. Water, in small quantity, cleave!h to anything that is solid. Broon's Natural History. When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together. job. The thin chameleon, fed with air, receives The colour of the thing to which he cleaves. D
2. To unite aptly; to fit.
3. To unite in concord and interest; to adhere. The apostles did conform the christians according to the pattern of the Jews, and made them cleave the better. Hooker. The men of Judah clave unto their king. Samuel. If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis, It shall make honour for you. Shakspeare. The people would revolt, if they saw any of the French nation to cleave unto. Raciles.
4. To be concomitant to ; to be united with. We cannot imagine, that, in breeding or begetting faith, his grace doth cleave to the one, and forsake the other. Hooker.
To CLEAVE. v. n. pret. I clove, I clave, I cleft ; part, pass, cloven, or cleft. [cleopan, Sax. kloven, Dutch..] 1. To divide with violence; to split; to part forcibly into pieces. And at their passing cleave th' Assyrian flood. A siston. The fountains of it are said to have been cloven, or burst open. Burnet's Theory of the Earth. The blessed minister his wings display'd, And, like a shooting star, he cloft the night. 1)ryden. Rais'd on her dusky wings, she cleaves the skies. Dryden. Whom with such force he struck, he fell'd him down, And clf the circle of his golden crown. Dryd. Or had the sun lected to the earth a nearer seat, is beams had cist the hill, the valley dry'd. Blackmore. Where whole brigades one champion's arms o'erthrow, And cleave a giant at a random blow. Tickel. Not half so swift the trembling doves can fly, When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky.
Pope. 2. To divide; to part naturally. And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws. Deut.
Te CLE A v E. v. n. 1. To part asunder. Wars 'twixt you twain, would be As if the world should cleave, and that slain men Should solder up the rift. Shakspeare. The ground clave asunder that was under them. Numbers. He cut the cleaving sky, And in a moment vanish'd from her eye. Pope. 2. To suffer division. It claves with a glossy polite substance; not plane, but with some little unevenness. Newton. CLE/A v ER. m. s. [from cleave.] 1. A butcher's instrument to cut animals into joints. You gentlemen keep a parcel of roaring bullies about me day and night, with huzzas and hunting horns, and ringing the changes, on butchers cleavery. Arbuthnot. 'Tho' arm'd with all thy cleavers, knives, And axes made to hew down lives. Hudibrar. 2. A weed. Improperly written Clive R. Cle Es. n.s. The two parts of the foot of beasts which are cloven-footed. Skinner. It is a country word, and probably corrupted from claws. elf f. a. s. [from clef, key, French..] In musick, a mark at the beginning of the
How I have sped among the clergymen, The sums inave collected shall express. Shek.
It seems to be in the power .# a reasonable clergyman to make the most ignorant man. Soo prehend his duty. Swift.
Cie'Rical. adj. [clericus, Lat.] Relating
to the clergy : as, a clerical man, a man in orders.
in alerical, the keys are lined, and in colleges they use to line the table-men. Bacon.
isnless we may more properly read clarichords.
CLERK. m. s. Latin.] 1. A clergyman. All persons were stiled clerks, that served in the church of Christ; whether they were bishops, priests, or deacons. Ayliffe. 2. A scholar; a man of letters. They might talk of book-learning what they would; but, for his part, he never saw, more unfeaty fellows than great clerks were: Sidney. The greatest clerks being not always the honestest, any more than the wisest, men. South. 3. A man employed under another as a writer. My lord Bassanio gave his ring away Unto the judge; and then the boy, his clerk, That took some painsin writing, he bogg'o mine. Shakspeare. My friend was in doubt whether he could no: exert the justice upon such a vagrant; but not having his clerk with him, who is a neory councilor, he let the thought drop. 4doi". 4. A petty writer in publick offices; an officer of various kinds. *rīke a just view, how many may remark who's now a lord, his grandsire was a clero. Granville. It may seem difficult to make out the bills of fare for the support of Vitellius. I question not but an expertoleri of a kitchencan doit. Arbuth. 5. The layman who reads the responso to the congregation in the church, to direct the rest. ciorkship. n.s.. [from clerk.] 1. Scholarship. a. The office of a clerk of any kind. He sold the clerkship of his parish, when it toecame vacant. Swift's Miscellanies. CLE v. E. ; in composition, at the begin
[clenic, Sax. clericus,
Clif. ning or end of the proper name
cLive. Y of a place, denotes it to be situate on the side of a rock or hill; as, Cleveland, Clifton, Stancliff.
CLEVER. adj. [of no certain etymology.] 1. Dexterous ; skilful. it was the doverer mockery of the two. L'Estrange. I read Dyer's letter more for the stile than the news. The man has a clever Pen: it must be owned. Addison's Freeholder. 2. Just ; fit :, proper; commodious. I can't but think’t would sound more clover, To me, and to my heirs for ever. Swift. 3. Well-shaped; handsome..., \! she called'hin'gundy-guts, and he called her lousy Peg, though the girl was a tight clever wench as any was. Arbuthnot. 4. This is a low word, scarcely ever used but in burlesque or conversation; and applied to anything a man likes, without a settled meaning
CLE’ve RLY. adv. [from clever.] Dexterously; fitly ; handsomely. These would inveigle rats with th' scent ; And sometimes catch them with a snap, As cleverly as th’ ablest trap. udibrar. A rogue upon the highway may have as strong an arm, and take off a man's head as cleverly, as the executioner. South. Cle’v E R N Ess. m. s. [from clever.] Dexterity; skill; accomplishment. CLEW. n.s.. [clype, Sax. Alouwen, Dut.] 1. Thread wound upon a bottom ; a ball of thread. Eftsoons untwisting his deceitful clew, He o to weave a web of wicked guile. Spenter. While, guided by some clew of heav'nly thread, The perplex'd labyrinth we backward tread. Roscommon. Theysee small clewodrawvastest weightsalong; Notin their bulk,but in their order, strong. Dryd. 2. A guide ; a direction: because men direct themselves by a clew of thread in a labyrinth. This alphabet must be your own clew to guide you. older. Is there no way, no thought, no beam of light? No cleru to i. me through this gloomy maze, To clear myhonour yet preserve my faith? Smith. The reader knows not how to transport his thoughts over to the next particular, for want of some clew, or connecting idea, to lay hold of Watts' Logick. 3. CLEw of the sail of a ship, is the lower corner of it, which reaches down to that earing where the tackles and sheets are fastened. Harris. To Clew. v. a. [from clew, a sea term.] To clew the sails, is to raise them, in order to be furled ; which is done by a rope fastened to the clew of a sail, called the clew-garnet. Harris. To CLICK. v. n. [cliken, Dutch ; cliqueter, French ; or perhaps the diminutive of clack.]. To make a sharp, small, successive noise. The * death-watch click'd, the hour she led ; And shrilling crickets in the chimney cried. Gay. Cli'ck E.R. n.s.. [from click.] A low word for the servant of a salesman, who stands at the door to invite customers. Cli'ck E.T. n.s.. [from click.] The knocker of a door. Skinner. CLI'ENT. n. 4. [cliens, Lat.] 1. One who applies to an advocate for counsel and defence. There is due from the judge to the advocate some commendation, where causes are well handled; for that upholds in the client the reputation of his ...? Bacon's Ersayr. Advocates must deal plainly with their clients, and tell the true state of their case. Taylor. 2. It may be perhaps sometimes used for a dependant in a more general sense, as it was used among the Romans. I do think they are your friends and clients, And fearful to disturb you. Ben jonson. Cli'r NTE d. particip. adj. [from client.] Supplied with clients. This due occasion of discouragement, the worst conditioned and least cliento petivoguers do yet, under the sweet bait of revenge, convert to a more plentiful Prosecution of actions. Carow.