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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Dryd. How the straitstays the slender waste “g. ey6. To constringe. When
winterfrosts constrain the field with cold, The scanty root can take no steady hold,
Dryd. 7. To tie; to bind. - Scaree the weary god had clos'd his eyes, . When,
rushing on ...
Dryd. Mean time the goddess, in disdain, bestows The mast and acorn, brutal
food! and strows The fruits of cornel, as they feast around. Pope. On wildings and
on strawberries they fed; Cornel; and brambleberries gave the rest, And falling ...
Dryd. Fver since the reign of king Charles 11. the alderman is made a cuckold,
the deluded virgin is debauched, and adultery and fornication are committed,
behind the scenes. Swift. To CU'ckold. v. a. 1. To corrupt a man's wife ; to bring
Dryd. To CU'd D le. v. n. [a low word; I believe, without etymology.] To lie close ; to
uat. ave you mark'd a partridge quake, Viewing the tow'ring falcon nigh 2 She
cuddles low behind the brake; Nor would she stay, nor dares she fly. CU'DGEL.
Dryd. To DEART 'cu LATE. v. a. [de and artirusus, Latin.] To disjoint; to
dismember. Dict. DEATH. m. . [beaft, Saxon.] 1. ... Dryd. 2. Mortality; destruction. -
How did you dare To trade and traffick with Macbeth In riddles and affairs of
death o ...
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