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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Prior. * separates it from questions with which it may have been complicated, and
distinguishes it from questions which may be akin to it. Watts. to ATTLE, AD LE,
do all seem to be corruptions of the Saxon aepel, noble, famous; as also, Alling ...
[clough, Saxon.] The cleft of a hill; a cliff. In composition, a hilly place. Clough. n.s.
. [In commerce..] An allow. ance of two pounds in every hundred weight for the
turn of the scale, that the commodity may hold out weight when sold by retail.
n.s. scnop, Saxon.] The craw of a bird ; the first stomach into which its meat
descends. - - In birds there is no mastication, or comminution of the meat in the
mouth; but, in such as are not carnivorous, it is immediately swallowed into the
crop or ...
[from connan, Saxon, #onnen, Dutch, to know.] 1. Skilful ; knowing ; well
instructed ; learned. Schoolmasters will I keep within my house, Fit to instruct her
youth...To cunning men I will be very kind; and liberal To mine own children, in
m. s. [baco, Saxon; daed, Dutch..] 1. Action, whether good or bad; thing done.
From lowest place when virtuous things proceed, The place is dignified by th'
doer's deed. Słal peare. The monster nought replied; for words were vain, * And
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