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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AMortimer. BE'lly-T1 MBE R. n. . [from belly and timber.] Food ; materials to
support the belly. Where belly-timber above ground Or under was not to be found
. Hudibras. The strength of every other member Is founded on your belly-timber.
Trevoux. Bru'N T. m. s. [brunst, Dutch.] 1. Shock; violence. Erona chose rather to
bide the brunt of war, than venture him. Sidney. God, who caus'd a fountain, at thy
pray'r, From the dry ground to spring, thy thirst t'allay After the brunt of battle.
Poetick fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classick ground.
- Addison. With them the genius of classiek learning dwelleth, and from them it is
derived. Felton. 2. Cf the first order or rank. From this standard the value of the ...
hole in the ground; any cavity in the earth, wider than a ditch and narrower than a
valley. Obsolete. * The while, the same unhappy eve, Whose clouted leg her hurt
doth show, Fell headlong into a dell. Spenter. I know each lane, and every ...
The moisture inpon the ground. Fogs which we frequently observe after
sunsetting, even in our hottest months, are nothing but a vapour consisting of
water; which vapour was sent up in greater quantity all the foregoing day, than
iow in the ...
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