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Pledge, P. a child; as children were simply called

by the Latins pignora, pledges Pleiades, P. L. viii. 374. a northern constella

tion To plight, P. to plait, to braid, to weave Plurality, P. more cures of souls than one To poise, P. L. ij. 905. to give weight or balance

to; to hold or place in equiponderance Ponent, P. L. x. 704. setting western Pontifical, P. L. X. 313. bridge-building Pontifice, P. L. X. 348. bridge-work, edifice of

a bridge Porcupine, S. A. 1138. a hedgehog, a creature

wholly covered with quills To port, P. L. iv. 980. to carry in form. Ported

spears, spears borne pointed towards Satan Portcullis, P. L. ii. 874. a sort of machine like a

harrow, hung over the gates of a city, to be let · down to keep out an enemy To prank, P. to dress, to decorate ; to dress, or

adjust to ostentation Predicament, P. a class or arrangement of beings

or substances ranked according to their natures To pretend, P. L. X. 872. to hold or place before;

to hold out as a delusive appearance : to exhibit as a cover of something hidden; from the Latin

prætendere Pride, P. L. iv. 40. a kind of excessive and vi

cious self-esteem, that raises men in their own

opinions above what is just and right. See

Ambition Proboscis, P. L. iv. 347. the snout or trunk of

an elephant Procinct, P. L. vi. 19. complete preparation, pre

paration brought to the point of action. In procinct, ready girded ; in allusion to the Ancients, who just before the battle used to gird their garments close to them, which on other occasions

they wore very loose Proof, P. L. v. 384. for armour Provision, P. L. ix. 623. what is provided for men,

accumulation of stores beforehand, stock collect

ed. It usually signifies what men have provided To prowl, P. L. iv. 183. to prey, to plunder Punctual, P. L. viii. 23. comprised or consisting

in a point, no bigger than a point : Puny, P. L. ii. 367. weak, little, born since, creat

ed long after; from the French puis To purfle, P. to decorate with a wrought or flower

ed border, to embroider. Purfled, flourished,

or wrought upon with a needle Porlieu, P. L. iv. 404. border, inclosure To purloin, P. to steal, to take by theft To purvey, P. L. ix. 1021. to procure provisions

Quaint, P. L. viii. 78. subtily excogitated, fine


Quality, P. nature relatively considered ; or pro

perty, accident Quantity, P. that property of any thing which may

be increased or diminished Quaternion, P. L. v. 181. a fourfold mixture and

combination Quintessence, an extract from any thing, containing

all its virtues in a small quantity Quip, P. a sharp jest, a taunt, a sarcasm

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Rathe, P. early, coming before the time
Reälty, P. L. vi. 115. loyalty. A word peculiar

to Milton Rebea, P. a three-stringed fiddle Rebelld, P. L. vi. 737. for those who have rebelled,

rebellious To reck, to care, to heed, to mind, to make account

of, to rate at much To record, P. L. vii. 338. to celebrate, to cause

to be remembered Recreant, P. R. ii. 138. apostate, false To reek, P. L. viii. 256. to steam, to smoke, to

emit vapour; from the Saxon rec, smoke Reign, P. L. i. 543. kingdom ; used like regnum Relation, P. manner of belonging to any person or

thing Religion, P. L. i. 372. religious rites; or a system

of worship opposite to others

Reluctant, P. L. vi. 58. unwilling, acting with re

pugnance To remark, S. A. 1309. to distinguish, to point

out, to mark To repeal, P. L. vii. 59. to abrogate, to revoke.

In the same sense as the law is said to be repealed when an end is put to all the force and effect of it: so, when doubts are at an end, they may be.

said to be repealed Reprobate, P. L. i. 697. lost to virtue, lost to grace,

abandoned Reptile, P. L. vii. 388. an animal that creeps upon

many feet To retain, P. L. ix. 601. to confine Rheum, P. L. xi. 488. a thin watery matter ooz

ing through the glands, chiefly about the

mouth Rhomb, a figure of four sides, which, being con

verted into one of three, makes a wedge, P. R.

iii. 309 Rubied, red as a ruby Ruin, P. L. i. 46. falling with violence and preci

pitation To ruin, P. L. vi. 868. to fall down with ruin and

precipitation Russet, P. rustic Ruth, P. pity, mercy, tenderness, sorrow for the

misery of another

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Sablę, P. L. ii. 962. black. A sable is a creature

whose skin is of the greater price the blacker

it is

Sad, P. L. vi. 541. sour or sullen, serious or in

earnest Sadly, P. soberly, seriously Sagacious, P. L. X. 281. quick of scent Saphir, a precious stone of a blue colour Saw, P. a maxim, a saying, a sentence, a pro


Scape, P. R. ii. 189. a loose act of vice or lewd.

ness To scathe, P. L. i. 613. to damage, to hurt, to

waste, to destroy Sciential, P. L. ix. 837. producing science or • knowledge Scrannel, P. vile, worthless, grating to the sound Scull, P. L. vii. 402. a shoal or vast multitude of

fish To sdeign, P. L. iv. 50. to disdain Sensible, P. L. ii. 278. the sense ; the adjective

used for a substantive Seneshal, P. L. ix. 38. one who had, in great

houses, the care of feasts or domestic ceremonies;

a steward Sere, P. L. x. 1071. dry, withered; from the Greek : mpos . Serenate, P. L. iv. 769. music or songs with which

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