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gidus, swollen.) Turgid; bom- Vpreare, v. Fig., To raise, exalt. bastic. 5. 3. 513 (cf. note), 515.

Arch. 3. 4. 233. Turne, n. Bent; inclination; dis- Vrne, n. The Roman urna, a position. 3. I. 38.

vessel into which were cast votingTuscane-top, n. A style of tablets or lots of any kind. 3. 5. 79. head-dress. 3. I. 55.

V Twang, v. *To surmise, guess? 1. 2. 49; 5. 3. 350.

Vaile, v. I) †To uncover (the 'Twixt, prep.

Abbrev. of Be- head); bow. 3. 4. 131. twixt = between. Arch. P. 22. 2) (A form of Veil.) To conTwo-penny, adj. +Cheap; vul- ceal.

I. 3. 37. gar; brazen; but with special refer- Vantage, n. Advantage. Arch. ence to the 'two-penny gallery at or colloq. 2. 2. 168. the Elizabethan theatre, which be

Varlet, n. I) A scoundrel, rascame the haunt of 'prentices, mem- cal. Obs. or arch. 5. 3. 40, 263, 418. bers of the demi-monde, and the like. With especial application to the 3. 4. 135, 220.

sergeants of the Counter: 3. 4. 21, Tyranne, n. An obs. form of 36. Tyrant. 5. 3. 65.

2) †A body-servant or attendant.

(Cf. valet.) 5. 3. 652. U

|| Veni, v. Latin: I have come. Undertaker, n. fOne who be- 3. 4. 250, 251.

**Ventositous, adj. Windy, comes surety or guarantor for an

flatulent; boastful. 5. 3. 513 (cf. other. Ded. Vnder-thought, n. An underly

note), 516.

Vermine, n. A low, vile fellow. ing self-consciousness or sense of

Here, a nickname. 3. 4. 77. inadequacy, that results in straint of manner.

||Vindicta, n. Latin: vengeance, Nonce word?

punishment. 3. 4. 246, 248. 4. I. 34.

Vizard, n. An obs. form of Vnrip, v. To rip; cut open.

Vizor, a mask. 5. 3. 396, 449. Arch.? 3. 4. 110.

Vulgar, adj. General; common Vnseason'd, adj. (a) +Unseasonable; (b) unripe. 5. 3. 19.

to the multitude. Arch.? 5. I. 118. +Vntrusser, n. One who un

Vulgarly, adv. †Publicly. 3. 3. trusses; hence, one who unmasks

W and scourges folly. CD. 5. 3. 628;

Wag, n. A fellow in affectionate Vntrussing, v. n. Exposing, as sense, without attribution of humor if by letting down the breeches by or pleasantry. CD. Arch. and untying the points that hold them colloq. 4. 3. 79. up. 4. 7. 31; 5. 3. 312.

Wedlocke, n. †A wife. 4. 3. 29. Vnwittingly, adv. Unconsciously; Cf. note. without being known, or noticed. Weele, v. A contraction of We Obs.? I. 3. 9.

shall, we will. 2. 2. 118.



A.D. 141.


5. 3. 162.

Wel-digested, pp.

pp. adj. In- Worthlesse, adj. Unworthy, unstructed, learned, wise. Used of deserving. Arch. 5. 2. 8. one who has assimilated his learn- +Wote, v. [OE. witan, ME. ing. 5. 3. 372.

witen.] Incorrect form for wost Welkin, n. The heavens. Now (later wottest), you know, formed poet. 1. I. 19.

by analogy with the forms I wot, Wench, n. A damsel; young he wot. Arch. 4. 4. 37. woman in general—a familiar term, Wright, v. An obs. spelling of but not derogatory as now. Arch. Write. 3. I. II; 5. 2. 81. or lit. 4. 3. 62.

Wrist, n. The hand. Phr., Giue Whale-bone-bodies, See mee thy wrist: shake hands. Obs.? Bodies. 2. I. 70.

+Where, n. A place. Phr., Each Writ, n. †A writing (here, a where: in each place, every where. copy of some verses). The term 5. 2. 58.

appears to be obs. except in legal Whether, adv. An obs. form of

senses. 5. 3. 274. Whither. 3. 1. 126.

Writ, v. An arch. preterit of Whether, pron. Which. Arch. Write. A.D. 61. 3. 5. 57

+Wu', v. Abbrev. of ME. wulle, Which, pron. Used as the rela

wule, pres. first sing. of Will. 3. 4. tive Who. Obs. or arch. I. 3. 45.

220. +Who (o)rson, adj. Bastard-like; low, mean. (Often used in coarse

Y familiarity.) 1. 2. 91; 5. 3. 418.

Yee, pron. Here, a term of Will, v. 1) tr. To do; accom- familiarity or contempt. Arch. and plish. 3. 5. 91.

poet. 3. 4. 167, 223. 2) Absol. 3. 5. 91; 5. 3. 29.

Yfaith, interj. In faith. Arch. Winne, v. Phr., Winne vpon: 2. 1. 47, 128; 2. 2. 28; 3. 2. 16. To gain favor or influence. Obs.

Yon, adj. Yonder.

Arch. exc. or prov. A.D. 87.

poet. 3. 4. 191. +Wiser, adv. More wisely. 4. 5.

#Yond', adj. Yonder. 4. 3. 15. Withall, adv. Besides, likewise.

Z 3. 4. 231. Wittie, adj. *Well-informed;

Zany, n. A comic performer, “knowing.' 5. 3. 151.

originating on the Italian stage,

whose function it is to make awkWizard, n. A wise man. 4. 5. 50.

ward attempts at mimicking the Woe, v. An obs. variant of Woo. tricks of the professional clown, or 3. 5. 74.

the acts of other performers; hence, Wo(o)luish, adj. An obs. form an apish buffoon in general. CD. of Wolfish. 4. 7. 47; 5. 3. 651. 3. 4. 315.

Worme, n. A serpent. Obs. or Zenith, n. The point of the arch. E. 6.

heavens directly above the observer; Wormewood, adj. Bitter. 1. here, prob., the heavens in general.


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2. 54.


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