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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Dryden. Blu'Nt N Ess. n.s.[from blunt.] 1. Want of edge or point; dulness;
obtuseness; want of sharpness. The crafty boy, that had full oft essay'd To pierce
my stubborn and resisting breast, but still the bluntness of his darts betray'd.
The embrace of the arms holding any thing to the breast. 2. The breast ; the heart.
Our good old friend, Lay comforts to your bosom ; and bestow Your needful
counsel to our businesses. Shalf. 3. The folds of the dress that cover the breast. o,
Whose wounds, yet fresh, with bloody hands he stronk, While from his breast the
dreadful accents o: of 2. Io. To make way with some kind of suddenness,
impetuosity, or violence. .. Calamities may be nearest at hand, and readiest to
break in ...
BREAST. m. s. [bjeorz, Saxon.] 1. The middle part of the human body, between
the neck and the belly. No, traytress' angry Love replies, She's hid somewhere
about thy breast; A place, nor God nor man denies, For Venus' dove the proper
Both tugging to be victors, breast to breast; Yet neither conqueror nor conquered.
Shaop. The conquer'd also, and inslav'd by war, Shall, with their freedom lost, all
virtue lose And fear of God. Milton. Anna conquers but to save, . And governs ...
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