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DE'LEGATE. adj. [delegatus, Lat.] De

as soon as the voice is delivered; others are more puteds sent to act for, or represent,

deliberate, that is, give more space between the another

voice and the echo, which is caused by the local Princes in judgment, and their delegate judges, Deliberately. adv. [from deliberate.]

nearness or distance. must judge the causes of all persons uprightly and impartially.

Taylor. I. Circumspectly; advisedly; warily. DE'LEGATES (Court of.) A court where-

He judges to a hair of little indecencies; in all causes of appeal, by way of devo

knows better than any man what is not to be lution from either of the archbishops,

written; and never hazards himself so far as to

fall, but plods on deliberately, and, as a are decided.

grave Apliffe's Parergoni man ought, is sure to put his staff before him. DELEGATION. n. si [delegatio, Latin.]

Dryden. 1. A sending away.

2. Slowly; gradually. 2. A putting in commission.

DELI'BERATENESS. n. s. [from deliber-
3. The assignment of a debt to another. ate.] Circumspection; wariness; cool-
DELENI'FICAL. adj. [Zelenificus, Latin.] ness; caution.
Having virtue to assuage or ease pain.

They would not stay the fair production of
Dict.

acts, in the order, gravity, and deliberateners, bea To DÉLE'TE. v. a. [from deleo, Latin.]

fitting a parliament.

King Charles To blot out.

Dict.

DELIBERATION. 12. s. (deliberatio, Lat.) DELËT É'Rious. adj. [deleterius, Latin.]

The act of deliberating; thought, in Deadly ; destructive; of a poisonous

order to choice. quality.

If mankind had no power to avoid ill of Many things, neither deleterious by substance

choose good by free deliberation, it should never or quality, are yet destructive by figure, or some

be guilty of any thing that was done. Harmond, occasional activity.

Brown. DELIBERATIVE. adi. (deliberativu, De'LETERY. adj. [from deleterius, Lat.] Lat.] Pertaining to deliberation; apt Destructive ; deadly; poisonous.

to consider.
Nor doctor epidemick,

DELI'BERATIVE. 11. s. [from the adjec.
Though stor'd with deletery ined'cines,
Which whosoever took is dead since,

tive.] The discourse in which a ques. E'er sent so vast a colony

tion is deliberated. To both the under worlds as he. Hudibras.

In deliberatives, the

point is, what is evil: an! DeLE'TION. n. s. [deletio, Latin.]

of good, what is greater; and of evil, what is
less.

Bacan.
1. Act of razing or blotting out.
2. A destruction.

DEPLICACY. n. s. [delicatesse, French, of Indeed if there be a total deletion of every per

deliciæ, Latin.] son of the opposing party or country, then the

1. Daintiness; pleasantness to the taste. victory is complete, because none remains to

On hospitable thoughts intent, call it in question. Hale. What choice to chuse for delicacy best. Mill

. DELF. n. s. [from delpan, Saxon, to

2. Nicety in the choice of food. Delfe. I dig.)

3. Any thing highly pleasing to the senses,

These delicacies
I. A mine; a quarry; a pit dug.
Yet could not such mines, without great pains

I mean of taste, sight, smell, herbs, fruits, and and charges, if at all, be wrought: the delfs

flow'rs, would be so flown with waters, that no gins or

Walks, and the melody of birds. machines could suffice to lay and keep them dry. 4. Softness ; elegant or feminine beauty,

Ray on the Creation. A man of goodly presence, in wliom streng 2. Earthen ware; counterfeit China ware,

making took not away delicacy, nor beacry
fierceness.

Sitat
made at Delft in Holland.
Thus barter honour for a piece of delf!

5. Nicety ; minute accuracy, No, not for China's wide domain itself. Smart.

Van Dyck has even excelled him in the deli DELIBA'TION. n. s. [delibatio, Lat.] An

gacy of his colouring, and in his cabinet pieces essay; a taste. TO DELIBERATE. v. n. [delibero, Lat.]

form your pen from those general notions and To think, in order to choice; to hesitate.

delicacy of thoughts and happy words. Feltete A conscious, wise, reflecting cause,

6. Neatness; elegance of dress. Which freely moves and acts by reason's laws;

7. Politeness of manners : contrary to That can deliberate, means elect, and find Their due connection with the end design'd.

grossness. Blackmore.

8. Indulgence; gentle treatment. When love once pleads admission to our hearts,

Persons born of families noble and rich, da In spite of all the virtue we can boast,

rive a weakness of constitution from the east The woman that deliberates is lost. Addison.

and luxury of their ancestors, and the delizare

their own education. DELI'BERATE. adj. [deliberatus, Lat.] · 1. Circumspect; wary; advised ; discreet:

Tenderness ; scrupulousness.
Most Grave-belly was deliberate,

Any zealous for promoting the interest of his
Not rash like his accusers. Shakspeare's Coriol.
2. Slow; tedious; not sudden; gradual.
Commonly it is for virtuous considerations,

10. Weakness of constitution,

11. Smallness; against the stream of their sensual inclination.

Hooker.

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grateful to the sense or mind. are, in which there are no degrees and precise it is highly probable, that upon Adam's disonatural limits described.

Taylor. bedience Aliighty God chased him out of Pa2. Dainty ; desirous of curious meats. 'radise, the fairest and most delicious part of the 3. Choice; select; excellent.

carth, inco some other the most barren and un4. Pleasing to the senses.

pleasant.

Woodward,

In his last hours his easy wit display; 5. Fine; not coarse; consisting of small,

Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay. parts.

Smith, As much blood passeth through the lungs as Still on that breast enamour'd let me lie, through all the body; the circulation is quicker, Still drink delicious poison from thy eye. Popis and heat greater, and their texture is extremely Deli'CIOUSLY. adv. [from delicious.] delicate. Arouibnot on Aliments.

Sweetly ; pleasantly ; delightfully. 6. Of polite manners; not gross, or coarse.

How much she hath glorified herself and lived 7. Soft ; effeminate; unable to bear hard.

deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her. ships.

Revelations. Witness this army, of such mass and charge, Deli'cIOUSNESS. n. s. [from delicious.] Led by a delicate and tender prince. Shakse: Delight; pleasure ; joy. Tender and delicate persons must needs be oft

The sweetest honey angry; they have so many things to trouble them,

Is loathsome in its own deliciousness, which more robust uatures have little sense of.

And in the taste confounds the appetite. Shaks. Bacon.

Let no man judge of himself, or of the bless8. Pure; clear.

ings and efficacy of the sacrament itself, by any Where they most breed and haunt, I have ob

sensible relish, by the gust and deliciousness seri'd,

which he sometimes perceives and at other times The air is delicate.

Shakspeare.
does not perceive.

Taylor. De'LicATELY. adv. [from delicate.] DELIGATION. 1. s. [deligatio, Latin.] 1. Beautifully ; with soft elegance.

A binding up in chirurgery.' That which will distinguish his style from all The third intention is deligatiin, or retaining other poets, is the elegance of his words, and the parts so joined together.

Wisem. Surgthe numerousness of his verse: there is nothing Delight. n. s. [delice. French, from so delicately turned in all the Roman language.

delector, Latin.]

Dryden. Ladies like variegated tulips show,

1. Joy; content ; satisfaction.

Saul commanded his servants, saying, Com'T is to their changes half their charms we owe;

mune with David secretly, and say, Behold the Such happy spots the nice admirer take, Fine by defect, and delicately weak,

king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee.

1 Samucha 2. Finely; not coarsely.

2. That which gives delight. 3. Daintily.

Come, sisters; chear we up his sprights, Eat noi delicately, or nicely; that is, be not

And shew the best of our delights: troublesoine to thyself or others in the choice of

We'll charm the air to give a sound, thy meats, or the delicacy of thy sauces. Taylor.

While you perform your antick round. Shaks. 4. Choicely.

Ticus Vespasian was not more the delight of 5. Politely.

human kind: the universal empire made him 6. Effeminately.

only more known, and more powerful, but

could not make him more beloved. DELICATENESS. n. s. [from delicate.]

Dryden.

She was his care, his hope, and his delight; The state of being delicate; tenderness ; Must in his thought, and ever in his sight. Dry. softness ; effeminacy.

TO DELIGHT. v. a. [delector, Latin. ] The delicate woman among you would not

To please; to content; to satisfy; to adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the

Deut. ground, for delicateness and tenderness.

afford pleasure.

The princes delighting their conceits with conDELICATES. n. s. [from delicate.] Nice firming their knowledge, seeing wherein the

ties; rarities; that which is choice 'sea-discipline differed from the land service, had and dainty.

pleasing entertainment.

Sidney. The shepherd's homely curds,

Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall

Psalms. His cold thin drink out of his leather bottle,

give thee the desires of thine heart. All which secure and sweetly he enjoys,

Poor insects, whereof some are bees, delighted

with flowers, and their sweetness; others beeAre far beyond a prince's delicates. Shakspeare. They their appetites not only feed

tles, delighted with other kinds of viands. Locke. With delicates of leaves and marshy weed,

He heard, he took; and, pouring down his

throat, But with thy sickle reap the Ankest land.

Dryden.

Delighted, swill’d the large luxurious draught. With abstinence all delicates he secs,

Pope. And can regale himself with toast and cheese.

T, DELIGHT. v. 1. To have delight or

King's Cookery. pleasure in. It is followed by in. De'LICES. n. s. pl. [deliciæ, Latin.] Plea Doth my lord the king delight in this thing?

2 Samuel. sures. This word is merely French.

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that And now he has pour'd out his idle mind In dainty delices and lavishi joys,

delighteth greatly in his cominandments. Psalms. Having his warlike weapons cast behind, DELIGHTFUL. adj. [frem delight and And flowers in pleasures and vain pleasing toys. full.] Pleasant; charming; full of de

Spenser. light. DELI'cious. adj. [delicieux, French, from He was given to sparing in so immeasurable delicatus, Latin.] Sweet; delicate ; that sort, that he did not only bar himself from the

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hole in the ground ; any cavity in the Which to that shady delve him brought at last, earth, wider than a ditch and narrower

Where Mammon erst did sun his treasury. than a valley. Obsolete.

Speater, The while, the same unhappy ewe,

Such a light and mettled dance Whose clouted leg her hurt doth show,

Saw you never yet in France; Fell headlong into a dell.

Spenser.

And by leadmen, for the nonce,
I know each lane, and every alley green,

That turn round like grindle-stones,
Dingle, or bushy dell, of this wild wood. Milt.

Which they dig out fro' the delves, But, foes to sun-shine, most they took delight

For their bairns bread, wives, and selves. In dills and dales, conceal'd from human sight.

Tickel.

DELVE of Coals. A certain quantity of DELPH. n. s. [from Delft, the name of the

coals dug in the mine cr pit... Dict capital of Delftland.] A fine sort of DE’LVER: n. s. [from delve.] A digger; earthen-ware.

one that opens the ground with a spade. A supper worthy of herself;

DEʼLUGE. 11. s. (deiugz, Fr. from dilue
Five nothings in five plates of delph. Swift vium, Latin.]
De'LTOIDE. adj. [from delia, the fourth 1. A general inundation ; laying entirely

letter of the Greek alphabet ; so called under water.
by reason of its resembling this letter.] The apostle doth plainly intimate, that the
An epithet applied to a triangular

old world was subject to perish by a kluge, as muscle arising from the clavicula, and

this is subjec: to perish by contigration.

Burnet's Tbeorg. from the process of the same, whose action is to raise the arm upward.

2. An overflowing of the natural bounds

of a river. Cut still more of the deltoide muscle, and carry the arm backward.

Sharp's Surgery.

But it with bays and dams they strive to force

His channel to a new or narrow course; DELU'D'A BIE. adj. [from delude] Liable No longer then within his banks he dwells,

to be deceived ; that is easily imposed First to a torrent, then a delege, swells. Derben. on : rather deludible.

3. Any sudden and resistless calamity, Not well understanding omniscience, he is not To DE'LUGE. v. a. [from the noun.] so ready . deceive himself, as to falsify unto him whose cogitation is no ways deludable.

1. To drown ; to lay totally under water.

The restless flood the land would overton',
Brown's Vulgar Errours.
TO DELU'DE. v. a. [deludo, Lat.)

by which the delug'd earth would useless grow.

Blackziere. 1. To beguile; to cheat; to deceive; to Still the battering waves rush in impose on.

Implacable; till, delug'd by the foam, O give me leave, I have deluded you;

The ship sinks, found'ring in the vast abyss. 'T was neither Charles, nor vet the duke.

Shakspeare's Henry vi. 2. To overwhelm; to cause to sink under
Let not the Trojans, with a feign’d pretence the weight of any calamity.
Of proffer'd peace,
delude the Latin prince.

At length corruption, like a general food,
Dryden. Shall deluge all.

Pepse 2. To disappoint; to frustrate.

Delusion. 1. so [delusio, Latin.] DELU’DER. 1. s. [from delude.] A beguil. '1. The act of deluding; a cheat ; guile ; er ; a deceiver; an impostor; a cheat;

deceit ; treachery ; fraud; coilusion; a false pretender.

falsehood. Say, flatterer, say; all fair deluder, speak;

2. The state of one deluded. Answer me this, ere yet my heart does break.

Granville.

3. A false representation; illusion ; errour; And thus the sweet deluders tune their song.

a chimerical thought. Pope.

Who therefore seeks in these
TDELVE. v.a. [delfan, Saxon, delveri,

True wisdon, finds her not, or by delusion.
Dutch ; perhaps from @il.de, a bog.
Junius.]

1, waking, view:'d with grief the rising sun,

And fondly mourn'd the dear delusion gone.
1. To dig; to open the ground with a
spade.

Delu'sive. adj. [from delusus, Latin]
It shall hard

Apt to deceive ; beguiling; imposing
But I will delve one yard below the mines,
And blow them at the moon.
Delve of cončenient depth your thrashing

When, fir'd with passion, we attack the fair,
floor;

Delusive sighs and brittle vous we bear. Prieto
With temper'd clay then fill and face it o'er.

The happy whimsey you pursue,
Dryden,

Till you at length beliere it true;
The filthy swine with delving snout

Caught by your own delusive art,

Prisr. The rooted forest undermine.

You fancy first, and then assert.

Philips. 2. To, fathom; to sift ; to sound one's

While the base and groveling multitude were opinion. Figuratively.

listening to the delusive deities, those of a more What's his name and birth?

selves from the rest. -I cannot deloc him to the root : his father Was call's Sicilius.

escape imposition
Delve. n. s. (from the verb.] A dich; DELUsono. adj. (froin delusus, Latin)
a pit ; a pitfal; a den; a cave.

Apt to deceive.
He by and by
His feeble fcet directed to the cry;

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De'MAGOGUE. n. s. (Ompcywys.) A ring. turn his wishes into demands, will be but a little

leader of the rabble; a popular and way from thinking he ought to obtain them. factious orator.

Locki Who were the chief demagogues and patrons

2. A question ; an interrogation. of tumults, to send for them, to flatter and em

3. The calling for a thing in prder to pure bolden them.

King Charles.

chase it. A plausible, insignificant word, in the mouth My bookseller tells me, the demand for those of an expert demagogue, is a dangerous and my papers increases daily.

Addison. South. 4. [In law.] The asking of what is due. Demosthenes and Cicero, though each of

It hath also a proper signification disthem a leader, or, as the Greeks called it, a de

tinguished from plaint; for all, civil magogue, in a popular state, yet seem to differ in their practice.

Srvift.

actions are pursued either by demands DEMAIN.

or plaints, and the pursuer is called DEMEAN.

n. s. [domaine, French.] demandant or plaintiff. There are two DEME'SNE.

manners of demands ; the one of deed, 1. That land which a man holds originally

the other in law : in deed, as in every: of himself, called dominium by the civi præcipe, there is express demand ; in lians; and opposed to feodum, or fee,

law, as every entry in land, distress for which signifies those that are held of a rent, taking or seising of goods, and superior lord. It is sometimes used also such like acts, which may be done withfor a distinction between those lands that out any words, are demands in law. the lord of the manor has in his own

Blount. hands, or in the hands of his lessee, de- DEMA'NDABLE. adj. [from demand.]. mised or let upon a rent for a terın of

That may be demanded, requested,

asked for. years or life, and such other lands ap

All sums demandable, for licence of alienation pertaining to the said manor as belong

to be made of lands holden in chief, have been to free or copyholders. Phillips.

stayed in the way to the hanaper. Bacon, 2. Estate in land.

DEM A'NDANT. 1. s. [from demand.]
Having now provided

1. He who is actor or plaintiff in a real A gentleman of noble parentage, Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly allied.

action, because he demandeth lands. Shakspeare.

Coke. That earldom indeed had a royal jurisdiction 2. A plaintiff; one that demands redress. and seigniory, though the lands of that county in One of the witnesses deposed, that dining on demesne were possessed for the most part by the a Sunday with the demandant, whose wife had ancient inheritors.

Davies. sat below the squire's lady at church, she the 3. Land adjoining to the mansion, kept in said wife dropped some expressions, as if she the lord's own haid.

thought her husband ought be knighted. Those acts for planting forest-trees have

Spectator. hitherto been wholly ineffectual, except about

DEMA'NDER. 1. s. [demandeur, Fr.). the demesnes of a few gentlemen: and even there, 1. One that requires a thing with au

in general, very unskilfully made. Swift. thority. To DEMA'ND. v. a. Edemander, Fr.] 2. One that asks a question. 1. To claim ; to ask for with authority. 3. One that asks for a thing in order to The pound of flesh, which I demand of him,

purchase it. Is dearly bought; 't is mine, and I will have it.

They grow very fast and fat; which also bet

Shakspeare. tereth their taste, and delivereth them to the de2. To question; to interrogate.

mander's ready use at all seasons. Careru. And when Uriah was come unto him, David

4. A dunner; one that demands a debt. demanded of him how Joab did, and how the

DEME'AN. n. s. (from demener, Fr.] A people did, and how the war prospered?

2 Samuel. mien; presence; carriage; demeanour; If any friend of Cæsar's demand why Brutus deportment. rose against Cæsar, this is my answer : Not that

At his feet, with sorrowful demean, I loved Cæsar less, but that I loved Rome more. And deadly hue, an armed corse did lie. Sbakspeare.

Spenser. Young one,

To DEME'AN. v. a. (from demener, Fr.] Inform us of thy fortunes; for, it seems,

1. To behave ; to carry one's self.

Sbakspeare. They crave to be demanded.

Those plain and legible lines of duty requiring The oracle of Apollo being demanded, when

us to demean ourselves to God humbly and dethe war and misery of Greece should have an

voutly, to our governors obediently, and to our end, replied, When they would double the altar

neighbours justly, and to ourselves soberly and in Delos, which was of a cubick form.

South. temperately. Peacham on Geometry.

A man cannot doubt but that there is a God; 3. [In law.] To prosecute in a real action.

and that, according as he demeans himself toDEMAND, n. s. Idemande, Fr.]

wards him, he will make him happy or miserable 1. A claim; a challenging; the asking of

for ever.

Tillotson. any thing with authority.

Strephon had long perplex'd his brains,
This matter is by the decree of the watchers,

How with so high a nyinph he might and the demand by the word of the holy ones.

Demean himself the wedding-night. Szrift.

Danid. 2. To lessen ; to debase; to undervalue. Giving vent, gives life and strength, to our Now, out of doubt, Antipholis is inad; appetites; and he that has the confidence to Else he would never so demuan himself. Sbaksp.

hole in the ground; any cavity in the Which to that shady deler his brought ar kaste earth, wider than a ditch and narrower

Where Mammon erst did sun his tree ry. than a valley. Obsolete.

Such a light and mettled dance The while, the same unhappy ewe,

Saw you never yer in France; Whose clouted leg her hurt doth show,

And by leadmen, for the nonce, Fell headlong into a dell.

Spenser.

That turn round like grindle-stones, I know each lane, and every alley green,

Which they dig out fro' the deleri, Dingle, or bushy dell, of this wild wood. Milt.

For their bairns bread, wives, and solres. Put, foes to sun-shine, most they took delight In bells and dales, conceal'd from human sight.

Ticke!.

DELVE of Coals. A certain quants of DELPH. 13. s. [from Delft, the name of the

coals dug in the mine cr pit. capital of Delftland.] A fine sort of De’lver. n. s. (from die!...] digit; earthen-ware.

one that opens the ground with a spade. A supper worthy of herself;

DEʼLUGE. n. s. [deiuge, Fr. from da Five nothings in five plates of delph. Swift. vium, Latin.] DE'LTOIDE. adj. (from delia, the fourth 1. A general inundation ; laying entirely

letter of the Greek alphabet ; so called under water. by reason of its resembling this letter.] The apostle doth plainly intimate, that the An epithet applied to a triangular

old world was subject to perh by ad, as

this is subject to perish by contigratioa. muscle arising from the clavicula, and from the process of the same, whose

2. An overflowing of the natural bounds action is to raise the arm upward.

of a river. Cut still more of the deltoide muscle, and carry

But if with bays and dams they strire to face the arm backward.

Sharp's Surgery. His channel to a new or narrow course; DELU'D ABI. E. adj. [from delude.] Liable No longer then within his biak te dreik,

to be deceived; that is easily imposed First to a torrent, then a delige, stel's. Die on : rather deludible.

3. Any sudden and resistiess calamity. Not well understanding omniscience, he is not To DE'LUGE. v. a. (from the noun.) 50 ready to deceive himself, as to falsify unto

1. To drown; to lay totally urder water. him whose cozitation is no ways dei adible.

The restless flood the land world orerkt, Brown's Puigar Er ours.

By which the delug'd earth would useless. TO DELU'DE. v. a. (deludo, Lat.) 1. To beguile; to cheat; to deceive; to Still the battering waves rush in impose on.

Implacable; till, delug’d by the foam, O give me leave, I have deluded you;

The ship sinks, found'ring in the vast abre. "T was neither Charles, nor vit thc duke.

Shakspeare's Henry vi. 2. To overwhelm ; to cause to sink under Let not the Trnjans, with a feigu'd pretence the weight of any calamity. Of proffer'd peace, delude the Latin prince.

At length corruption, like a general fond,

Dryden. Shall deluge all. 2. To disappoint: to frustrate.

Delu'sION. 1. s. [delusio, Latin.] DELU'DER. 11. s. [from deluide.] A beguil. 1. The act of deluding ; a cheat ; guk;

er; a deceiver; an impostor; a cheat; deceit ; treachery ; fraud; collusica; a false pretender.

falsehood. Say, flatrerer, say; all fair deluder, speak; 2. The state of one deluded. Answer me this, ere yet my heart does break.

Granville.

3.

A false representation; illusion ; erTOUT; And thus the sweet deluders tune their song.

a chimerical thought. Pope.

Who therefore seeks in these T DELVE. v. a.[delfan, Saxon, delven,

True wisdom, finds her not, or by dusk. Dutch; perhaps from ësh.pet, a hog.

I, waking, view'd with grief the rising , Junius. ]

And fondly mourn'd the dear delusies gire. 1. To dig; to open the ground with a spade.

DELU'SIVE, od;. [from delusus, Lain] It shall go hard

Apt to deceive ; beguiling; impos. But I will delve one yard below the mines, And blow them at the moon. Sbakspeare. Delve of con.enient depth your thrashing

When, fir'd with passion, we attack ihe ,

Delusive sighs and bilde vous ve berns floor;

The happy whimsey you pursue, With temper'd clay then fill and face it o'er.

'Till you at length believe it true;

Dryden. The filthy swine with delving snout

Caught by your own delusive art,

You fancy first, and then assert. The rooted forest undermine.

While the base and groreling multitude 2. To fathom ; to sift ; to sound one's

listening to the delusive deities, these of me opinion. Figuratively,

erect aspect and exalted spirit separaied the What's his name and birth?

selves from the rest. -I cannot delve him to the root : bis father

Phänomena so delusi92, that it is rery hara ? Was call's Sicilius.

Sbutspeare.

escape imposition and mistake. Won's Delve. n. s. [from the verb.] A diich; DELU'SORY, adj. [from delusas, Latn.) a pit ; a pitfal ; 3 den; a cave.

Apt to deceive.
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