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tones ; Gr. diétagrüy. It is the same with an octave ; because there are but seven tones or notes, and then the eighth, is the same again

with the first To dight, P. to dress, to deck, to bedeck, to em

bellish, to adorn Dingle, P. a narrow valley between two steep

hills Dipsas, P. L. X. 526. a serpent, whose bite pro

duces the sensation of unquenchable thirst; of

Siya, thirst Discontinuous wound, P. L. vi. 329. said in allus

sion to the old definition of a wound, that it separates the continuity of the parts. Vulnus est

solutio continui To dispart, to divide in two, to separate, to break,

to burst, to rive To dispense, to distribute, to deal out in parcels Divan, P. L. 8. 457. any council assembled To divert, P. L. ii. 349. to turn aside, to with

draw the mind Divine, P. L. xi. 845, presaging, foreboding Divinely, (from the Latin divinitus), of God, from

heaven, P. L. viii.500.P.R.i. 26. excellently,

in the supreme degree, P. L. ix. 489 To doff, S. A. 1410. to put off dress Dole, S. A. 1529; gifts and portions, blows dealt

out; from a Saxon word, or from the Greek.

ATÚ TO Stedeñv, distribuere
Doughty, S. A. 1181. brave, valiant

Drear, P. L. x. 525. sad, dreadful, mournful,

dismal, sorowful To drizzle, P. L. vi. 545. to fall in short slow

drops. Drop serene, P. L. iii. 25. a disease of the eye,

proceeding from an inspissation of the humour To drug, P. L. X. 568. to physic, to torment with

the hateful taste usually found in drugs ; to

tincture with something offensive Dryad, P. L. ix. 387. a wood-nymph Dulcimer, P. L. vii. 596. a musical instrument

played by striking the brass wires with little

sticks Dun, P. L. iii. 72. dark, gloomy

Escentric, such spheres whose centres are different

from that of the earth . To eclipse, P. L. v. 776. to disgrace Ecliptic, P. L. iii. 740. a great circle of the sphere,

supposed to be drawn through the middle of the zodiac, and making an angle with the equi

noctial Eld, P. old age Elfc, P. a wandering spirit, supposed to be seen in

wild unfrequented places Elops, P. L. X. 525. a dumb serpent, that gives

no notice by bissing to avoid him Emblem, P. L. iv. 703. in the Greek and Latin

sense, for inlaid floors of stone or wood, to make

figures mathematical or pictural To embow, P. to arch, to vault Embryon, the offspring yet unfinished in the womb Emergent P. L. vii. 286. rising into view or no

tice Empiric, P. L. v. 440. versed in experiments; who

makes bold trials and experiments without much

skill and knowledge Emprise, P. L. xi. 642. an old word for enterprise Engin, P. L. i. 750. device, wit, contrivance A Ens, P. any being or existence To enuermeil, P. to paint with vermilion E picycle, P.L. viii, 84. a circle upon another circle;

or a little circle whose centre is in the circumfe

rence of a greater Epilepsy, P. L. xi. 483. a convulsion or convulsive

motion of the whole body, or of some of its

parts, with a loss of sense Eremite, P. L. ii. 474. P. R. i. 8. a solitary, an

anchoret, an inhabitant of the desert, one who retires from society to contemplation and devo

tion Erst, at first, in the beginning, P. formerly, long

ago, S. A. 339. before, till then, till now P.

L. ix. 876 Eternal, P. L. v. 173. fixed and continual, perpe

tual, constant Euphrasy, P. L. xi. 414. the herb eyebright, se

named from its clearing virtue

Lurus, P. L. x. 705. the east wind
Even, P. L. iv. 555. that part of the hemisphere

where it was then evening Excess, P. L. xi. lll. sin, offence; literally, a

going beyond the bounds of our duty To exercise, P. L. ii. 89. to vex and trouble, te

keep employed as a penal injunction. It is used

in this sense also in Latin Eyry, P. L. vii. 424. the nest of a bird of prey

Falsities and lies, P. L. i. 367.false idols
Fanatic, P. L. i. 480. enthusiastic, struck with a

superstitious frenzy Fatal, upheld by fate, P. L. i. 104. appointed

by destiny, P. L. v. 861 Favonius, S. the western wind that blows in the

spring Faye, P. a fairy, an clfe To fet, P. R. ii. 401. to fetch to go and bring Flamen, P. a priest. Flaw, P. L. X. 698. a sudden gust, a violent blast;

From the Greek praw, to break To flare, P. to glitter offensively Fledge, full feathered, able to fly, qualified to leave

the nest Flown, P. L. i. 502. puffed, inflated, clate, raised,


Founded, P. L. i. 703. melted, from fundere, to

melt, to cast metal Fraud, misery, misfortune, mischief, punishment

consequent upon deceit, P. L. viii. 143. hurt

and damage, P. L. ix. 643. P. R. i. 372 To freak, P. to freckle, to spot, to varigate, to

chequer Frequence, P. R.j. 130. crowd, concourse, assem

bly To fret, to form into raised work, P. L. i. 717.

to hurt by attrition, S. Fret, P. L. vii. 597. that stop of the musical in

strument which causes or regulates the vibrations

of the string Friers, P. L. iii. 474-5. white, Carmelites;

black, Dominicans ; gray, Franciscans Frieze, P. L. i. 716. that part of the entablature

of columns between the architrave and cornice From, H. R. i. 165. used as úno and præ, to signi

fy for or because of Frore, P. L ii, 595. an old word for frosty To frounce, P. to crisp, to curle, to frizzle Fugue, P. L. xi. 563. (of fuga, a flight), in mu

sic the correspondency of parts, answering one another in the same notes, either'above or be. low

Gabble, P. L. xii. 56. loud talk without meaning

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