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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The taul serves for the warming the lower belly, like an apron or piece of woollen
cloth. Hence a certain gladiatour, whose caul Galen cut out, was so ... CA'usa L.
adj. [causalis, low Latin.]. Relating to causes; implying or containing causes.
... [from completum, for complexum, low Latin. Menage.] A confederacy in some
secret crime ; a lot ; a conspiracy. P; cannot, my s". one, like but well The purpose
of the complet which ye tell. Hul.T. I know their complat is to have my life. Shak.
COUNTRY. m. s. [contrée, Fr. contrata, low Latin, supposed to be contracted from
conterrata.] 1. A tract of land; a region, as distinguished from other regions. They
require to be examined concerning the descriptions of those countries of which ...
CRE'ATURE. m. s.[creatura, low Latin.] 1. A being not self-existent, but created by
the supreme power. Were these persons idolaters for the worship they did not
give to the Creator, or for the worship they did give to his creatures? Stillingfleet.
phlegmo, low Latin.] To clear from phlegm, or aqueous insipid matter. We have
sometimes taken spirit of salt, and carefully dephlogned it. Boyle. DE PH le"G Me
DN ess. n. s. [from dephlegm.] The quality of being freed from phlegm or aqueous
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