A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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Dict. *GA'tion. m. s. (from ablégate.] The Act of sending abroad. Dict. Aotos Ess. n.
. [from able.] Ability of body or mind, vigour, force. That nation doth so excel, both
for comeliness *nd alleness, that from neighbour countries they ordinarily come ...
Dict. Ace'k B. adj. [acerbus, Lat.] Acid, with an addition of roughness, as most
fruits are before they are ripe. $oincy. ... Dict. AcER v A^T 1 on. m. s. [from
acervate.] The act of heaping together. Ace'rvos E. adj. Full of heaps, Dict. Ace'
sces T. adj.
Dict. ARM F N To's E. adj. [armentosus, Lat.] Abounding with cattle, Dict. A'RM
G A UN f. adj. [from arm and gaunt.] Slender as the arm. So he nodded, - And
soberly did mount an armgaunt steed. Shak. A'RM Hoi. E. m. s. (from aron and
Dict. Astri'DE. adv.[from a and stride.] With the legs open. - o lay their native arms
aside, ir modesty, and ride astride. Hudibrar. I saw a place, where the Rhone is
so straitened between two rocks, that a man may stand *tride upon both at once.
Dict. DEME's Ne. See DeMAIN. - DE'MI. inseparable particle. [demi, Fr. dimidium,
Latin.] "Half; one of two equal parts. This word is only used in composition: as
demigod; that is, half human, half diving. - DEMI-CA N No N. a. s. [demi and ...
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