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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L'Estrange's Fabler, A'LM speed. n. . [from alms and deed.] An act of charity; a
charitable gift. is woman was full of good works, and almsdeeds, which she did. -
Acts. Hard-favour'd Richard, where art thou? Thou art not here: murder is thy ...
L'Estrange. To Bob. v. m. To play backward and forward; to play loosely against
any thing. - And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl, In very likeness of a roasted
crab; And when she drinks against her lips I bol, And on her wither'd dewlap pour
L'Estrange. After his successour had publickly owned himself a Roman catholick,
he began with his first caresses to the church party. Swift. C4'8". T. n. . [caret, Lat.
there is want. ing.] A note which shows where something interlined should be ...
L'Estrange. 2. The mouth of a man, used in coiltempt. He ne'er shook hands,
horbid farewel to him, Till he unseam'd him from the nape to th' chops.
Shakspeare. 3. The mouth of any thing in familiar language ; as of a river, of a
L'Estrange. His surly officer ne'er fail'd to crack His knotty cudgel on his tougher
back. Dryd. This, if well reflected on, would make people more wary in the use of
the rod and the cudgel. * Locke. The wise Cornelius was convinced, that these, ...
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