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to Escot, to pay. H. 2., 2. From scot, kin to Eye, small tint of colour. T. 2, 1; hole of a

the sax. sceat, sceot, icel. skot, skat, fr. écot, needle. KJ. 5, 4. ital. scotto, riscuotere, riscosso, germ. schies Eyli ads, ogles, wanton looks of the eyes. KL. sen, Schoss, Zuschuss.

4,5. MIV. I, s. From the fr. oeillade. Esperance, hope. TC. 5, 2. KL. 4, 2. alld. 5, 2.

F. Espial, spy. aHf. 4, 8. H. 3 1. to Estate, to promise by writing, penning to Face it with a card of ten, to stand down. MD. 1, 1. T. 4, 1. AL. 5, 2.

boldly upon a tenth card in some game. TS.2, 1. Estimate, estimation, value. Rb. 2, 3. to Face, to outface, bully, attack by impudence Estridge, ostrich. a Hd.4, 1. AC. & i1. From of face, to brave. TS. 4, 3. 5, 1. TN. 4, 3. alf. the fr. autruche, gr. struthos. Douce's Ill. of

5, 4. Sh. I, 455.

Fact, crime. JVT. 3, 2. Some would read sect, Eterne, eternal. M. 3, 2. H. 2, 2.

some pack. But those of your facts will no doubt to Even, to equal, make equal. AW.1, 3. Cy. Factor, agent, administrator. a Hd. 3, 2. Rc: 3,

be for those your facts, that is crimes. 3, 4. Even, equal, fellow. H.5, 1. like even servant

7. 4, 4. XC. 2, 6. in Wicliffe's Matthew. 18; as subst. that is the to Fade, to vanish. H. 1, 1. T. 4. Although it

is natural, to consider this word as a variety even of it. He. 2, 1. that is the matter, the true matter. It is the anglos. efen, even, lat. aequus,

of to vade , it remains to investigate deeper

its origin, which seems to be in its relation from the gr, hepő, hepomai, for heko, hekomai, (like hippos, hikkos, equus), kin to eikos, ei

with the gr. phthao, phtheo, phthio, phthemi, kelos, ikelos.

phthano by peto, peta), petano, to fall, sink, Evil eyed, envious, malicious. Cy.1, 2. S. Vir

of course with to faint, whinid, wh. s. gil. ecl. 30, 116. S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. 5, 493.

to Fadge, to snit, fit. TN. 2, 2. LL. 5, 1. Kin Examined, questioned, doubted. AW. 3, 5.

to the germ. fugen, fügen, gr. pago, pēgā, Exception, contradiction, opposition, guin- Fading, an irish dance, and a common burden

pegnymi, anglos. gefegun. saying. TN. 1, 3. TG. 1, 3. Ne. 2, 4. Exchequer, treasury. TG. 2, 4. MW. I, 3. Rb.

for a song. WT. 4, 3. S. Gifford's Ben Jous. 2,8. alld. 3, 9. From the middlelat. scacarium, Fail, failure. Cy. 3, 4. WT. 2, 3. 5, 1;

VH, 210. scaccarium, perlaps kin to the persian guza, Fain, obliged; willingly. KL. 1, 4. 611f. 2, 1. germ. Schatz..

cHf. 4, 7. Compare the icel. fegin, anglos. faeErclaim, exclamation. Rb. 1, 2.

genur, fuegn. Horne Tooke Div. of P. I, 478. Excrement, every thing that appears to vege

and the gr. guió, ganā, ganymi. Faign means tate or grow upon the human body. CE. 2, 2.

fidging, a sign of mirth. Hence the scot. poets LL, 5, 1; beard WT. 4, 3. H. 3, 4.

I'm fidging fain to see you. Exercise, puritan weekday sermon. Rc. 3, 2. Fair, fairness. CE. 2, 1. 8. 18. MD. 1, 1. AL. Exhibition, stipend, allowance of money. TG. 3, 2. Kin to the icel. fagr. glossy, anglos. fae

1, 3. Cy. 1, 7. KL. 1, 2. 0. 1, 3. Exigent, exigence, situation of difficulty, JC. to Fair, to make fair, or beautiful. S. 127.

ger, gr. phos, phaidros. 5, 1. extremity, end, termination. alf.2, 5. Fair play, greeting, courtesy. RJ. 5, 2. Expect, expectation. TC. 1, 3. Erpedience, expedition, celerity. Rb. 2 1. Fairy circles, certain green circles, frequently

Fairings, presents given at a fair. LL. 5, 2. He. 4, 3. enterprise, undertaking. aHd. 1, 1. visible on short grass and supposed to have AC. 1, 2.

been made by the dancing of fairies; in reality Expedient, expeditious, quick. Rb. 1, 4. KJ.

by the growth of a particular fungus. T. 5, 1. 2,1.

Douce's Ill. of Sh. 180. 184. Expediently, expeditiously. AL. 2, 1. Fairy. Fairies no doubt are related to the perErposure, or exposture. TC. 1, 3. Co. 4, 1. sian peris, as they are described by Hanimer the being exposed, plight, wh. s.

Gesch. der pers. Redekünste p: 21. f. Shk's faito Expulse, to expel, drive out. aflf. 3, 3. ries are immortal, mean things, whose employExsufflicate, exsuffolate, exuficate pro- ments. s. MD. 2, 1. 3, 2. Cy. 2, 2. 3, 6. 4, 2.

perly whispered into the ears, contumelious, MIV, 4, 4. Drcke II, 302. Douce's Ill. of Sh. and therefore contemptible, abominable. 0.3, I, 198. 385. 204. 185. 180. 184. 83. 3. where exsufficate and blown abuses show to Faith, to give credit to. KL. 2, 1. 'Anglos. sufficiently, that the word is from the french faegth, thath which one covenants or engages, souffle, ital. soffiare, zufolare, lat. suffare, from faegan, paugere; fr. foi, ital. fede, lat. to blow. The learned exposition of an old eccie- _fides, by the gr. peithö: siastical rite of renouncing the devil in the bap- Faitor, malefactor, traitor. bhd. 2, 4.

tism seems far fetched and superfluous. co Fall, active, to strike down, or let fall. MM. to Extend, to seize. AC. I, 2; to praise, extol. 2, 1. KL. 2, 4. AL. 3, 5. 8. Douce's Ill. of Sh. Cy. 1, 1. 1, 5.

I, 303. 124. to full out with, to quarrel, to Extent, seizure, AL. 3, 1; violent attack. TN. break off, to be at odds. T¢. 3, 1. KL. 2, 4. 4, 1.

MD. 4, 1; to fall to, to serve one's self at table. Extern, external, outward. 0.1, 1.

Rb. 5, 5; to begin. bhd.5, 5. H. 5, 1. to Extirp, to extirpate. MM. 3, 2. alif. 3, s. Fallow, broke and ploughed, but not sowed. Ertracting, drawing away, or off. TN. 5, 1: MM. 1, 5. He. 5, 2. Kin to the greek alóa. Extravagant, wandering about, going beyond to False, to falsify, betray. Cy.2, 3. bounds. H. 1, 1. 0. 1, 1.

lo Falter, to stutter, stammer; to fall, sink, yas, a young unfledged hawk. H.2, 3. MW. to be defeated. Rb.3, 2. 3, 8. From the fr, niais, ital. niaso, by the gr. to. Famous, to make famous, to celebrate. S. TLOSSOS, neossos.


a fan.

Fe Fan. The fans in Sh's time were more costly to Fate, to decree, send by fate. KL. 3, 4. than now, composed of ostrich feathers, with AW.1, 1. T. 1, 2. AW. 4, 4. a roundish handle; the richer sort of gold, Fate, Fortune. LL. 5, 2. silver, or ivory of corious workmanship. MW. Fathom, measure of six feet; skill, ability. 2, 2. with Steevens. It was a piece of state 0. 1, 1. Anciently fadom, gr. pythmēr, pynfor a servant to attend, on purpose to carry dax, fundus, kin to bosom. Fathomdeep Ah. the lady's fan, when she walked out. RJ. 2, 4. 2, 2. KL. 3, 5. T. 1, 2. Looking glasses were sometimes set in the Fatigate, fatigued, wearied. Co. 2, 2. broad part, above the handle, near the setting fuultiness, badoess, viciousness. ÁC. 3, 8. on of the feathers. Effeminate men used such Favour, feature, countenance. MD. 1, 1. MM.

4, 2. AL. 5, 4. AW.1, 1. TN. 3, 4. Rb. 4, 1 to Fan, to sift, clean, bolt. Cy. 1, 7. WT. aHd. 3, 2. JC. 1, 2. TC. 1, 2. 4, 5. KL. 1, 4. 4, 3.

H. 5, 1. 0. 1, 3. 3, 4. – His favour is familFancy, a sort of light ballads, or airs. bhd. iar to me for favour supposes Voss Cy. 5, 5.

3, 2; love, as depending much on fancy, Md. Favoured, framed, like, resembling. JC 1, 3. 4, 1. From phantasia. Hence fancy free, free Fay, faith; usually as an oath. RJ. 1, 5. H. from the attack's of love MD. 2, 2.

2, 2. to Fancy, to love. TG. 3, 1. TC. 5, 3. to Fcar, to terrify, frighten. MM. 2, 1. TS. 1, 2. Fane, temple. Cy. 4, 2. From the lat. fanum. Douce's I. of Sh. I, 328. Goth. faurthan, to Fang, to tear or seize with teeth or fangs sax. forhtian, forht, lat. vereri. (AL. 2. 1. TN. 1, 5.) KL. 3, 7.

Fearful, dreadful, causing fear, a Hd. 3, 2. Fangled, trifling, or rather modern, fashion- to Fcast, te delight. MM. 2, 2; to treat sump

ed, fond of trifles. Cy. 5, 4. Perhaps from the tuously. AC. 2, 2. From the lat. festum, kio

germ. finden, or the sax. fengan, to attempt. to the gr. hestiao. Fantastico, fantastical, coxcombical man. RJ. Feat, neat, dexterous, elegant, brisk, pert, 2, 4.

proper, wellfashioned, minikin, handsome, Fap, drunk, fuddled. MW.1, 1. From vappa. lively. Cy. 5, 5. T. 2, 1. From the fr. fait. to Farce, to stuff. He. 4, 1. From the lat. far- to Feat, to make neat. Cy. 1, 1. Featured is cire, fr. furcer.

there glossem. Fardel, farthel, burden. WT. 4, 3. 1.3, 1. Feather, plume; kind, sort. TA. 1, 1. LL. Ital. fardello, fr. fardeau.

4. 1. cHf. 2, 1; fan, wh. s., of course,

affecto Fare, to live. Ts. ind. 2; to f. with, to deal tation, mincing, effeminateness. Hh. 1, 3. with. cHf. 2, 1.

where these remnants of fool and feather.' Far fet, far fetched, deep, sly, cunning. BHf. Kin to the gr. petomai, petamai, ptēmi, pte3, 1.

ron, germ. Feder. Farthing ale, fardingale, whalebone circle, Feather bed. To be in peril of life by the

which ladies of old wore on their hips, and edge of featherbed, denotes the danger of marupon which they tied their petticoats. MW. riage. MV. 2, 2. 3, 3. From the fr. vertugade, vertugale, ital. Featly, neatly, dexterously. T. 1, 2. guardinfante, all, as it seems, kin to verti- Feature, form, person. AC. 2, 5. cillum, Wirtel, Wirbel, of course to wirren, Federary, accoinplice, confederate. WT. 2, 1. werben, the gr. gyros, crank, wh. s. Fee, feof, lease , pawn, pledge. KJ. 2, 1; war Farthings. Threefarthings, a coin with Eliza- pay; in general meet, regular salary: H. 2, 2.

beth's head, aud a rose behind; of silver, and emoluments, or perquisites of a place. RJ.1, 4. extremely thin, therefore very liable to be KL. 1, 1. From feudum, by the gr. pao, bosko, cracked. KJ. 1, 1. From the sax: feorthung, lat. pasco, germ. weiden, füttern, engl. middlelat. ferto, fertum, from feower, icel. food, feed, foy, foison, cimbr. foedsla. Hence fior, germ. vier. S. Horne Tooke Div. of P.

fides, foedus, goth. faihu, sax. feo, feoh, gr. II, 28.

poy, as notions of faith and bondage, are later to Fashion, to dispose. JC. 2, 1.

historical transformations, whereas the general Fashions, corrupted from farcins, fr. for the notion is possession or property, as far as it farcy, a disease of horses. TS. 3, 2.

feeds, or furnishes livelihood, whether it be Fast and loose, a cheating game, whereby cattle, pasture, or field.

gipsies and other vagrants beguiled the common Fee farm, charter of farm. TC. 3, 2. people of their money, still used by the low Feegrief, private grief, appropriated to some sharpers, and called pricking at the belt or single person as a fee, or salary. M. 4, s. girdle. A leathern belt is made up into a Fecsimple, fee absolute. AW.4, 3. RJ. 3, 1. number of intricate folds and placed edgewise to Feeble, to weaken. KJ. 5, 2. Co. 1, 1. upon a table. One of the folds is made to Feeder, servant. AC. 3, 11. TA. 2, 2. AL. 2,4. resemble the middle of the girdle, so that with the bynotion of eater, cormorant. S. whoever should thrust a skewer into it, would Gifford's Ben Jonson II, 168. III, 403. think he held it fast to the table, whereas, Feeding, pastorage, tract of pasture. WT. when he has so done, the person, with whom 4, 3. he plays may take hold of both ends and draw Fell, skin, generally with hair. AL. 3, 2. M. 5,5. it away. Hawkins.' AC. 4, 11. The drift of KL. 5, 3. (Kin to pellis, vellus, engl. felt, it was to encourage wagers, whether it was fast

germ. Fell, Filz, Vlauss); cruel. MD. 2, 1. or loose, which the juggler could make it at TC. 4, 5. TAn. 5, 8. Cy. 1, 5. KL. 2, 1. 0. his option.

5, 2. where fell and wroth are joined. Kin to to Fasten, to make fast, to join, to force upon Felon, stealth. bHf. 3, 1. S. Dufresne voc. felo. by persuading. O. 2, 8.

Kin to the gr. pheloo, phallo; sphallo, to Fasting, longing, hungry, wanting. LL. 4, s. deceive, fr. filou, it. fellon. Fat, dall, gross, obscene. TN. 5, 1. Kin to Felly, felloe or circumference of a wheel. H. the sax. fedan, füttern, föden.

2, 2. From the lat. falx, germ. Felge.

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Fellow, companion, even a female. T. 3, 1. Fig of Spain, a poisoned fig, employed as a bHd. 1, 2.

secret way of destroying an obnoxious person. Fellowly, sociable, sympathetic. T. 5, 1. He. 3, 6. S. Douce's' III. of Sk. 1, 492. sq. Fen, marsh, moor, morass, pool, mire. T. 1, 2. Fifteen, the fifteenth part of all moveables

bog, flats. Co. 3, 3. KL. 2, 4. Formerly and of a subject, bHf. 4, 7. properly any corrupted, decayed, spoiled sub- Fights, wastcloaths, which hang round about stance. S. faint, whinid. Horne Tooke Div. the ship, to hinder men from being seen in of P. II, 176. Then icel. fen, lows. Fenne, fight; close fights are bulkheads, or any other goth. fani, sax. fenn, ital. fango, fr. fange, shelter, that the fabric of a ship affords. MW'. kin to the gr. pinos.

2, 2. Fennel was considered as an inflammatory herb; Filbert, small nnt, corylus avellana, or abel

whence to eat conger and f. as two high and lina , of which fil is a corrupted form for avell, hot things together, was esteemed an act of with bert, berde, oldgerm. fruit, from bear, libertinism. bHd. 2, 4. Ophelia N. 4, 5. distri- bären, to produce. T. 2, 2. bntes it either to the old as a cordial, or to the to Filch, to steal cunningly. 0. 3, 3. MD. 1,1. courtiers as an emblem of flattery.

MW.1, 3. From the gr. phēlikizā, pheloo, Feodary, one who holds a feod, or feud, on phelisso. S. felon.

the tenure of feudal service. MM. 2, 4; sub- File, list, catalogue, number. MM. 3, 2. M. ordinate agent. Cy. 3, 2.

5, 1. Co. 2, 1. AW.3, 3; rank. Cy. 5, 3. AC. to Fer, firk and ferret, quibbles on the french 1, 1. The lat. filum. fer. He. 4, 4.

to File, to grind, wet, sharpen, polish. TN. Fere, feere, pheare, phaer, companion, part- 3, 3. LL. 5, 1. S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 232.

ner, husband, lover. "TA. 4, 1. From the sax. to defile, taint. M. 3, 1. Compare filth, foul, gefera, germ. Gefährte.

lat. vilis. Fernseed was supposed to make invisible, Fill, thill, the shafts of a cart or waggon.

by a mistake or abuse of fur. aHd. 2, 1. TC. 3, 2. (true reading for filles, fils, files. Ferret, redhot. JC. 1, 2.

So fillhorse MV.2, 2. for philhorse, pilhorse, Ferryman, one who keeps a ferry. Rc. 1, 4. thillhorse. Hence gaze your fill. Ts. 1, 1.

Kin to bear, gr. pherein, pharein, burein, mind your business. Thill sax. thisl, germ. engl. ford.

Deichsel, and fill however seem to be two to Fester, to suppurate, grow virulent, to run different words, confounded only, becanse

with matter. Rb. 5, s. Co. 1, 9. RJ. 4, 8. Kin occurring in a related series of notions. Fillto the gr. Pyos, pyon, pyö, pyzo, Pythomai, horse reininds foale, germ. Fiillen, Fohlen, lat. puteo, foeteo.

gr. polos, and seems one of those tautologies Festinate, hasty. KL, 3, 7.

arisen from the endeavour of explaining a less to Fet, to fetch. He. 3, 1.

common word by an other more current. to Fetch about, to turn, change, shift, as to Fill up the cry, to supply the cry, to bay

the wind. KJ. 4, 2. to fetch off, to circumvent. only, of hounds that hunt not. 0. 2, 3. end. 'bHd. 3, 2. Kin to the sax. feccan, fraude to Fillip, to rap on the nose. bhd. 1, 2. TC. acquirere, adducere (IIorne Tooke Div. of P. II, 4, 5. Co. 5, 3. 953.) the gr. peto, patassā, lat. petessere, Film, a thin skin, web, or pellicle. RJ. 1, 4. austr. feksen, fächsen, to crop, gather fruits,

From filamen. gr. piezo, piazo, icel. fae, germ. fuhen, Fin, wing of a fish. Co. 1, 1. From the lat. fassen.

pinna, penna. cupping trick, feint in fencing, cheat, Finchegg, a term of reproach, no doubt fraud. KL. 2, 4. H. 2, 1.

equivalent to coxcomb. I'C. 5, 1. Fetilock, taft of hair behind the pastern joint Findfaults, faultfinder, censurer, caviller. of horses. He. 4, 7. cllf. 2, 3.

He. 5, 2. Feud, hostility, quarrel, contest, debate, to Find, term proper of coroners. H. 5, 1.

hatred. TC. 4, 5. From the oldgerm. fien, AL. 3, 4. goth. fijan, sax. fian, figiun, to hate, whence Fine, handsome, neat; artful, cunning, sly• feond, fah, engl. foe, fiend, oldgerm. Wigant,

All'. 5, 3. Kin to venus, venustus, gr. phaeigoth. fiand, fijand, sax, feond, Synd, ital. sfidare, to challenge.

Fine, mulct, pecuniary punishment. MA.1, 1. to Fever, to put into a fever, to seize like a From the gr. poinë, poena; end. AW. 4, 4. fever. AC. 3, 11.

from finis. Fewness and truth, a quaint ected phrase to Fine, to adorn, make fine, to colour, to for in few words and true. MM. 1, 5.

cover with pretext. He. 1, 2. to make an end Fickle, changeable, unconstant, variable. RJ. of. TL. 13.

3,5. KJ. 2, 2. aHd. 5, 1. He. 3, 6. allf. 4, 1. Fineless, endless. 0. 3, 3. From the sax. wicelian, lat. vacillare, germ. Finger. To put f. in the eye, to weep. TS. wackeln, the labial form of the gr. eikein, 1, 1. CE. 2, 2. germ. weichen, kin to peak , weak, the lowsax. Finical, affected, minced. KL. 2, 2. sege, near to death. Dental form is sick, Finis bury, open walks and fields near Chisgerm. siech, schwach, correlate to quick, wellstreet, London wall by Moorgate, famous

for the exercise of archers, the common resort Fico, a fig, term of reproach. MW. 1, 5.

of the citizens. aHf. 3, 1. Fierce, sudden, precipitate. KJ. 3, 4. The Firedrake jocularly a man with a red face. lat. ferus , ferox.

Hh. 5, 3. Fig. An expression of contempt or insalt, which Firenew, newly come from the fire, said

consisted in thrusting the thumb between two originally of things manufactured in metal of the closed fingers, or into the mouth, new coined. LL. 1, 1. TN. 3, 2. Rc. 1, 8. KL. whence bite the thumb. He. 3, 6. bHd. 5, 3. 5, 8.




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to Firk, to beat. He. 4, 4.

Flaunts, fineries , gay attire. WT. 4, 3. Kin Fist, hand clenched with the fingers doubled to the gr. plao, blao, phlao, phloidao. cf. down. He. 2, 1. 4, 1. Sax. fyst, oldgerm.

blade. Faunst, kin to the gr. pyx, and to fight. Flaw, crack; fragment. KL. 2,4. sudden gust Fit, paroxysm of humour. TC. 3, 1. Cy. 1, 4. of violent wind. alld. 4, 4. bHf. 3, 1. But

where fits and stirs. From the gr. peto, petað, MM. 3, 1. read flames with Warburton. Sax. ptēmi - ptēxis. Fit of the face, grimace, floh; Kiu to the lat. flare, gr. phlað, of which affected turn of the countenance. Ilh. I, s. a variety is thlað, thruv, to break, to burst I'rom fait, kin to feature.

out. S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. II, 157. Fitchew, fitchat, fitchet, polecat. TC. 5, 1. to Flay, jiea, KL. 4, 6. From the gr. iktis.

WT. 43 Co. 1, 6. KL. 4. Kin to gr Fitment, eqnipment, dress. Cy. 5, 5.

phloizo, from phloios , phlus. Fives, or vives (fr. avives) a disease in horse. to Fleck, to spot, streak. RJ. 2, 3. TS. 3, 2.

Fledge, fullfeathered. MV. 3, 1. bhd. 1, 2. Five for one.

T. 3, 8. money interest. In Kin to fly, germ. fliegen. the age of travelling it was a practice with Fleece, crop of a sheep's wool. MV.1, 1. 3, 2. those, who engaged in long and hazardous ex- Kin to Vlauss, lat. vellus. 8. fell. peditions, to place out a sum of money, on to Fleece, to shear, cut off the wool; to strip, condition of reoeiving great interest for it at poll, plunder, sack. bHf. 3, 4. their return home.

to Fleer, to look with scorn and sly impertiFirure, fixture, fixedness, that by which any nence. MA.5, 1. JC. 1, 3. RJ. 1, 5. The gr. thing is fixed. WT. 5, 3. TC. 1, 3.

phlyarein (from phlyā) to flirn kin to burlesque. Flagon, flask, wh. s. H. 5, 1.

Fleér, sneer, contemptuous look. 0.4, 1. Flags, banners, colours. Rc. 4, 4. KJ. 2, 1. Fleet, nimble, loose. TS. Ind. 1. From phlyo.

Kin to flack, flacker , slack , slatch, flicker. to Fleet, to cause to float. AL. 1, 1. Flail, instrument for threshing. cllj. 2, 1. to Flesh, to dress or teach a dog, to make or

From the gr. plesso, aor. eplugēn, like the man a hawk by feeding him with the first caught germ. Flegel, Nagellum, fr. Jeau, lat. infi- venison, to incite, satiate, fill. KJ. 5, 1. KL. gere.

2, 2. He. 2, 4. aHd. 5, 4. Fleshed, incarnate. Flake, spark, any thing loosely held together. Rc. 4, S.

KL. 4, 4. Kin to the lat. floccus, gr. phlox, Fleshment, pride, encouraged by a successful phlað, blao, phlego, perhaps plax.

attempt; being fleshed with or having tasted Flaky, striped, stripy, streaked, by layers,

success. KL. 2, 2. by rows. Rc. 5, 8.

Flew ed, having large hanging chops, which Flannel, a ridiculous expression for a Welch

in a hound were called flews. MD. 4, 1. Kin man, because Wales is famous for the manu

to the lat. labium, germ. Lippe, lowsax. Flabbe. factáre of that soft nappy stuff of wool. MW. Flibbertigibbet, Flebergibit, a fiend, to be 5, 4. Kia to the lat. luna, gr. chlanos, found in Bishop Harsenet's decl. of popish imlachne.

postures, among those which some Jesuits, Flapdragon, a small combustible body, set about the time of the spanish invasion, pretend

on fire, and put a slaat in a glass of liquor. ed to cast out, for the sake of making converts. The toper's dexterity was proved by being able KL. 3, 4. 4, 1. to swallow it flaming unhart. Raisins in hot to Flickor, to flutter , glitter , sparkle: KL. brandy were the commonest flapdragons. LL. 2, 2. Kin to flack, flutter, flake, wh. s. germ. 5, 1. bhd. 2, 4. 8. Gifurd's Ben Jonson II,

flackern. It has the notion of a tremulous, 380. Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 457. Flap, is kino quick, quaving motion, like that of light, flame, to the gr. lapoo, lao, lauo, laho, lambo, la

water, sparkles. po, lapho, to lick and swallow, lat. lambere.' to Flapdragon to swallow whole, like a flap-,

Flight, a kind of arrow, formed for very long dragon, or to be agitated in a liquid as that is.

shots, well feathered, light and flying straight; WT. 3, 5.

the sport of shooting with such arrows. MA.

1, 1. A flight, or flightshot was a measure of Flash, sudden transitory blaze. H.2, 1. JC. 1,8. distance. li is kin to jleet, middlelat. flecta.

TA. 1, 2. Kin to blaze, gr. phlox, phlað, to Flinch, to quit, fail, withdraw one's self phleo, phlego, blao, bliv, blazó.

with evasions from an undertaking. All'. 2, 1. to Flash, to glitter, with a quick and transient

TC. 3, 2. Kin to flee, fling, blench, gr. lanflame, or rather to burst in, to move with

guzo, to retire cowardly. sudden vehemence. KL. 1, 3; to strut. TA. Fiing, fray, check, rebuke. allf. 3, 1. 2, 1. The word seems to have more assonances, to Fling, to cast, throw, hale. T. 2, 1. Hk. as, out of those cited in flash, of the gr. plasso, 2, 1. pletto, the germ. provincial platschen, gr. pla- Flirt gill, a pert young hussy, a wanton tynein.

lass. RJ. 2, 4. The term has nothing to do Flask, powderhorn. LL. 5, 2. RJ. 3, 3. Kin to

with gilly flower, the emblem of falsehood. flagon the gr. lagenos, lagynos, lat, lagena, WT. 1, 3, but is rather from flirt, kin to fleer, gr. phlaskön, phlaskion, ital. fiasco, germ. wh. s., and the name Gill, for Julia , Juliet, Flasche.

that was used also in a contemptuous meaning, Flat, even, level; shallow, tasteless, insipid, (s. Gifford's Ben Jonson V, 290. VI, 17.) perhaps

dull. He. 1. chor. where flat unraised spirit; with an assonance of the gr. chao, kyo, koilon, pure,

clear, sheer. ałld. 4, 2. MA. 4,2. From kelon, germ. geil, Be- schäler, and other ones the gr. platys, plagios. To lay flat, to defcat, of this kind. In the lowsax. dialect it is yet distroy: Co. 3, 1.

Flirtje. Flatling, flat, applying the broader side to Flock, troop, rout, number, croud. TN. 1, 1. the object. T. 2, 1.

Ilk. 1, 4. In this meaning it is a transposition

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of folk, germ. Volk, lat. volgus, vulgus, gr. and meeting the very persons he wished to ochlos, aeol. olchos.

avoid. MM. 3, 1. MV. 1, 1. Lord Mayor's Flootgate, sluice. 0. 1, 8. alld. 2, 4.

fool was a distinguished character of that class. Florentius, a knight in Gower's confessio AW. 2, 5. where it is alluded to his leaping,

amantis, that bound himself to marry a de- clothes and all, into a large bowl of custard. formed hag, provided she taught him the soln- S. Douce's diss. on the clowns and fools of Sh. tion of a riddle, on which his life depended. in his Ill. of Sh. II, 299. ss. TS. 1, 2.

Foolbegg'd, absurd, so foolish that the guiarFlote, sea, waves, fleet. T. 1, 2.

dianship of it might well be begged. CE. 2, 1. Flourish, grace, rhetorical boast. LL. 4, s. Footcloth, cloth protecting the feet; i. e. housornament. Rc. 1, 3. 4, 4; affectation, mincing. ings of cloth, which hung down on every.

side H. 5, 2. S. the observation at article.

of a horse and were used for state at sometimes, to Flourish, to decorate, adorn, embellish co- and affected merely as a mark of gentility at lour, what otherwise would seem ugly. MM. others. b Hf. 4, 7.

Footcloth horse, or mule, one of these anito Flout, to jeer at, to mock, to scout. T. 3, 2. mals so ornamented and probably trained on

aHf. 1, 3. Rc. 2, 1. TAn. 3, 1. An other form purpose for that service. Rc. 3, 4. b Hf. 4, 1. of flit, slite, kin to blurt; sax. flitan, conten- Footing, wainscoat. Ro. 1, 4. intercourse, dere, jurgari. Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 247. establishment. 0. 2, 1. Gilford's Ben Jonson. VI, 82. 342.

For, since, because. Rb. 1, 3. Cy. 4, 2. 0. 1, 3. Flower de Luce, a sort of Iris. allf. 1, 1. WT. 4, 3. TG. 4, 3. KL. 1, 1. TA, 4, 3.

French fleur de lis, corrupted both from flos Malone to Son. 54. It is used also in oaths. deliciurum, whence it was spelt in earlier times Gifford's Ben Jons. II, 67, in bets or wagers as flower delice.

for a counter. AL. 2, 7; for fear. Gifford's Flush, fresh, lusty, matyre, ripe, full. AC. Ben Jons. IV, 181. ln compounds it is negative

1, 4. TA. 5, 5. H. 3, 3. The assonance of the (forbid), or increases and is intensive (forlorn) gr. phleo, blyó, lat. fluo, fluxus, engl. blush, to Forage, to range abroad. KJ. 5, 1. He. 1, 2. blow, blast, blister is uncontestable.

S. farm, fee, to feed. to Fluster, to overfill, fuddle. O 2, 3. From Forager, he that gathers food, provender. TC. the middlelat. frustrum, aqua vel unda crispans.

1, 3 Dufresne. Kin to the gr. phlyō, phlyző, blyö, to Force, to regard, or care for. LL. 5, 2. to blyző, the engl. bluster.

urge in argument. Co. 3, 2; to stuff, to farce. Flux, excrement. AL. 3, 2.

. 2, 3. 5, 1. Foeman, foe. bhd. 3, 2. aHf. 1, 1. cHf. 2, 5. Forecast, foresight, plan, policy. cHf. 5, 1. 5, 7. TAn. 4, 1.

to Foredo, to undo, destroy; fore in negative Fog, mist. MD. 2, 2. Cy. 3, 2. KL. 2, 4. Co. power. H. 2, 1. 0.5, 1. KL. 5, 3.

2, 3. Kin to the gr. phögõ, to blow, and to to Forefend, to forbid, prevent, to fend off, dry.

or keep off. WT. 4, 2; to prohibit. KL. 5, 1. Foil, defeat, overthrow. aHf. 3, 3. cHlf. 5, 4; S. to fence, foin.

to put to the foil T. 3, 1. to foil (AL. 1, 1.), to Forehand, previous. MA. 4, 1. F. shaft, an overthrow, overcome, subdue; something of arrow particularly formed for shooting straight another colour near which jewels are set to forward. 6 Hd. 3, 2. raise their lustre. Rb. 1, 3. H.5, 2. Rc. 5, 3; Forehead. A high forehead was accounted a a blunt sword used to learn fighting, rapier. feature eminently beautiful. TG. 4, 4. A low MA.5, 2. le. 4. ch. H. 5, 2, Assonances are forehead, a striking deformity. T', 4, 1. AC. 3, 3. the gr. phallo, sphallo, germ. fällen, fehlen, to Foresay, to foretell, decree. Cy. 4, 2.

fr. fouiller, fouler, feuille, lat. folium. to Foreslow, to delay, 'tarry, loiter, linger. to Foin, to push in fencing, or tilting. MW. cHf. 2, s.

2, 3. MA. 5, 1. bhd. 2, 4. Kio to the gr. enő, Forfeits, crimes, penalties. MM. 5, 1. in a labial form pheno, dental form thenő, guttural barber's shop. Those shops, being places of form kenő, fr. fouiner.

great resort for passing time in an idle manner. Foison, foizon, plenty. T. 2, 1. 4, 1. MM. 1,5. certain laws were usually hung up by way of AC. 2, 7. M. 4, 3. Kin to fee, wh. s.

enforcing some kind of regularity; laws, that Fold, hord, sheephurdle. MD. 2, 2; plait. KL. often were laughed at. MM. 2, 2.

1, 1. Cambr. pleth, sax. feald, fald, kin to Forge, chimney. 0. 4, 2. Fr. forge. the gr, alsos, hylē.

Forgetive, inventive, full of imagination. bhd. Fond, foolish, simple, prized by folly. In the 4, 3.

modern sense of tender, it evidently implied. Fork, an instrument of eating, which had its in its origin a doting or extravagant degree of rise in Italy and came about Ben Jonson's time affection. Rb. 5, 2. Co. 4, 1. s. Gifford's Ben into England. ifford's Ben Jons. V, 136; the Jons. II, 20. Anciently it is fon, fonne, kin to forky tongue of suakes. KL. 2, 4. MA.5, 1. fondle, icel. fana, fanaz, to behave foolishly; MD. 2, 3. Rb. 3, 2. bHf. 3, 2; forks, part of to the germ. Wahn, or W'an, lat. vanus, engl. the human body, where begin the thighs. KL. ween ; to the gr: phainỹ, phanô, phantasia. 4,6. where there is a transposition in whose lo general therefore it has the notion of aban- face between her forks presageth snow instead donment to the unsubstantial.

of wh. f. presageth s. (viz chastity) betw. h. f. Font, baptistery. MV.4, 1.

(in her lap). In this sense it answers to the Fool. His business in families was, to amuse ital, forcata. Man is called forked animal in

by his jest3, in uttering of which he had com- that very scene. S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. II, 162. plete license to attack, whom he pleased. TN. Voss translates Haube, whether in a proper, or 1, 5. Hh. prol. AL. 2, 7. In the earliest dra- metaphorical meaning for top of mountain, we matic exhibitions he was an indispensable in- cannot decypher; unsuitable and erroneous howgredient, and was always falling into mischief, ever by all means. But forked is also a horned

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