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Gorse, goss, furze, the low sort that only grows to Gravel, to cover with gravel (Hh. 1, 1.) or

upon wet ground; it has prickles like those on sand; to make stop, to perplex. AL. 4, 1. a rosetree, or gooseberrybush. T. 4, 1. Ori Gravel seems a labial form of grail, fr. grêle, ginally furze and gorse seem however to have transposed from glarea, like the germ. Gries, been the same word.

gr. cheras. Gospellid, bound by the gospel, pious, reli- Graymalkin, Grimalkin, a fiend supposed to

gious. M. 3, 1. Gospel is god's spell, god's resemble a grey cai. M.1, 1; a cat. &. Malkin. letter or word.

to Graze, to fret (wh. s.), gall, glance, as a Gossamer, gossomer, goss

our, properly

bullet. He. 4, 3. 0.4, 1. In this signification cotton; light downy matter; the long floating it is kin to the gr. rhao. s. fret, and add cobwebs seen in fine weather in the air, all chrauo, grauo, grao, graphò, chrao. In the hallown-summer. KL. 4, 5. RJ. 2, 6. From the other of feeding on grass, it is from the latter gr. gausapos, lat. gossipium, fr.


word, kin to the gr. grastis, krastis, sax. Gossip, relation or sponsor in baptism; familiar gaers, graes, related to chortos. Cf. Horne

acquaintance, chiefly tattling women. TG. 3, 1. Tooke Div. of P. II, 375. CE. 5, 1. MD. 2, 1. MV. 3, 1. WT. 2, 3. Sax. Greedy, covetous, eager, desirous. MW.1, 3. godsibbe, whence Chaucer's godsib, from the Goth. gredig, ind. gridhne, sax. graedig, sax. syb, sippe, germ. Sippe, kin to the lat. germ. Gier, gierig, kin to the gr. kear , kēr. cippus , prosapia, germ. Saft.

Greek, jovial fellow, fond of good living and to Gossip, to act as a gossip, to stand sponsor free 'potatious; whence the proverb as merry any one in giving a name. AW.1, 1.

as a Greek, corr ted since into grig. TC.1, 2. Goujere, goodjer, goujeer, the french disease, 4, 4; pander, bawd. TN. 4, 1. Gifford's Ben

KL. 5, 3. corrupted to good year, like to the Jons. III, 261. observes 'That patronymic apital. malanno, and vice versa; for goujere or pellation, like Trojan, Lacedaemonian etc. goodjer is an exclamation. MA. 1, 8. 8Hd. 2, 4. was merely used as augmentative and must be MW. 1, 4. It is derived from the fr. gouge,

understood from the context. a trull; but that etymology seems not altogether Greer, unexperienced, unskilful. KJ. 3, 4. 0. to be questionless, so that one might suspect 2, 1. H. 1, 3; fresh. TC. 2, 3. H. 1, 2. yet a far deeper corruption of some word or Greenly, unskilfully. 0. 2, 1. words, like guajac, gout, germ. Gicht, Kopf- Greenness Warburton restores for grossness schur (answering to the french crown. At least of his years Rc. 3, 1. terms like the lowsax. Dumm Jörkenpulver for Green sickne88, chlorosis. AC. 3, 2. RJ.3,5. pulvis gummi guttae, Violenrumor for philo-Greensleeves, an old popular ballad of the nium romanum show evidently the licentious amorous kind. The character of Lady Greenness of the language.

sleeves is rather suspicious; for green was a In Government, regularly, according to the

colour assumed by loose women. MW.2, 1. 5,5. time. MD. 5, 1.

Gregory, St, pope Hildebrand. TG.4, 2. ahd. Gourd, a species of false dice, probably bored

5, 3. internally, with a secret cavity. MW. 1, 8. s. Grice, greece, greese, grieze, grize, grise, fullam.

stip, flight of steps. TN. 3, 1. TA. 4, 3. 0. Gouty, that has the gout (germ. Gicht.) TA.

1, 3. From degrees, by gressus. 4, 3.

Grief, sorrow affliction. T. 1, 2; bodily Grace at meat was often said in metre. MM.

dolour. Steevens to bHd. 1, 1. From the fr. 1, 2. TA. 1, 2. 3, 6. Co. 4, 2. Herb of grace,

grief, lat. gravis. the rue. Rb. 3, 4. AW.4,5. cf. WT. 4,3. because Griefshot, shot, hit by grief. Co. 5, 1. used, it is said, in exorcisms againts evil spirits. to Grime, to besmear. KL. 2, 3. From the gr. S. Gifford's Ben Jons. V, 389.

rhymma =rhypos, filth, by rhypto. Gracious, graceful, beautiful. KJ. 3, 4. to Grin, to gnar, grumble. bif. 3, 1. S. to Grain, in, in true red colour. TN.1,5. Against cringe, to gnarl, groan.

the grain, contrary to the proper direction. to Grind, to bruise, crush. Co. 3, 2. AC. 3, 5. Co. 2, 3. From granum.,

TC. 1, 1; to whet, sharpen. H.5, 2. Anciently Grained, rough, wrinkled , chiefly of leather. grint, grinst, grynst, kin to the gr. rhaiö, H. 3, 4. Co. 4, 5.

rhaõ, rhasso, thrao. Gramercy, many thanks , much obliged. MV. Gripe, grype, vulture. Sometimes old writers

2, 2. From the fr. grand merci. TĀr. 1. end. inadvertantly use the word for grife, TS. 1, 1.

gryphe, the griffin. Gifford's Ben Jons. IV, 61; to Grapple, to hook. H. 1, 3. to contend,

paw, talon, fist, hand. Hh. 5, 2. M. 3, 1. Jo fight , strive. bHf. 1, 1. Kin to the gr. chrio,

Germ. Grif, from greifen, gr. chriò, chripto, chripo, chripro, whence to gripe, germ. geifen,

chrimpto. to grasp, grope, lat. rapió, pers. giriften to Gripe, to hold with the fingers closed, to Add gripizõ, gripeuo.

seize, close. Rb. 2, 1. alld. 5, 2; to pinch, to Grate, to rab, bruise ( wh. s.); to offend, press, squeeze. Cy.3, 1. Hh. 2, 2. s. to grapple.

vex, injure, with on, bhd. 4, 1. AC. 1, 1, with Grisly, horrible, ghastly, ahf. 1, 4. From the upon MW.2, 2.

gr. rhisso, rhigeo, phrisső, krissā, to bristle, Gratillity, for gratnity. TN. 2, 3.

wh. s., to be rough. to Grave, to bury. Rb. 3, 2. TA. 4, 3. Grizzle, grizzled, gray black. AC. 3, 11. H. Graves for greaves, armour for the legs. bhd.

1, 2. TN. 5, 1. 4, 1. French greves, from the gr. krupala, to Groan, to breathe with a hoarse noise. TA. krēpides. Warburton corrects glaives, or 3, 2. LL. 4,3. S. to grin, and compare further swords, needlessly; since the boards of books the gr. krainein, krēnē, the austr. grainen, bear more resemblance to greaves, than to lat. grunnire, fr. gronder, pers. gharendieh, swords.



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Groin, parts about the privities. b Hd. 2,4. Kin Gurnet, gurnard, a fish of the piper kind,

to the gr. choiras, tumour of the jugular probably a very bad and vulgar dish, when glands.

soused or pickled; hence sous'd gurnet au Groom, denotes always attendance, observance, appellation of contempt. ahd. 4, 1.

care, custody whether of horses, chambers, Gust, sudden, violent blast. aHf.5,6. bHf.3, 2. garments, bride etc. It is applied to the person cHf. 3, 1. Co. 1, 6; top, height. TA. 3, 5. by whom something is attended. From the sax. Icel. gustr, giostr is cool wind. cyman, curare, regere, custodire, cavere, atten- to Gust, to taste. WT. 1, 2. Kin to the lat. dere. It should be goum, like Brautigam.' gustus, gustare, gr. geuo, engl. chuose , germ. Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 261.

to Grope, to feel for, to touch, fumble. H.
5, 2. MM. 1, 2. S. gripe, grapple.

Grossness, roughness, rawness. MW. 5, 5.
TC. 1, 3. S. greenness.

Haberdasher, one who sells small fashionable Grove, place covered with trees. aHd. 1, 1. wares, pedler. Hh. 5, 3. cf. TS. 4, 3. where

bhf. 1, 2. Sax. graef, middlelat. grava, pro there is some catalogue; and Walt. Scott's bably because surrounded with a grave, or Heart of Midloth. I, 85. where hosiers, glovers, ditch.

hatters, mercers, milliners and all who dealt to Grovel, to creep. bHf. 1, 2.1, 4. Kia to in the miscellaneous wares now termed haber

creep, croop, gr. herpõ, serpo, repo, germ. dasher's goods.' It is derived from berdash, a krabbeln.

kind of necklace, or from the germ. habt ihr Ground, soil, land. H. 1, 1; air or musical das (ridiculously enongh!) But there seems

theme, on which variations and divisions (the rather to lay in the word averium, ware, and descant) are to be made. Rc. 3, 7.

the germ. Tasche, budget, bag, likewise as Groundling, a spectator in the pit, or the budget, bag and pocket, of course the dental

groundstands, ground, where the spectators letters related, as the labial ones. So it would actually stood on the ground without benches. be one that has a bag or budget of wares. H. 3, 2. Ben Jonson IV, 366. terms them the to Hack, to cut, chop. The appropriate term understanding gentlemen of the ground. S. for chopping off the spurs of a knight, when Malone's Shaksp. II, 50.

he was to be degraded. MW. 2, 1. whence it is to Grub up, to dig up, to root up, to extirpate. to become cheap and valgar, alluding to the Hh.5, 1.

prodigality of James I., in bestowing these to Guard ornament with guards or facings.

honours (cf. Warburton at 0. 3, 4). Ibid. 4, 1. KJ. 4, 2. MV. 2, 2.

he teaches him to hick and to hack in Mrs. Guards, borders, trimmings, facings or other Quickly's cant punning with hic, haec seems ornaments applied . to mean to make whores, to debauch, and

would answer to the german hucken und hocken, bodyguard. He. 4, 2. The word itself is kin to the germ. waren, gr. horao, to see, Öreuo, Hackney, hired, much used, common. LL. 3, 1. oreo, to care, fr. garder, it. guardare, middle Whether from equus, or from the germ. Höker, lat. warens, kin to guarantee , warrant.

is uincertain. Guerdon, reward. "MA. 5, S. LL. 3, 1. The to Hackney, to lend, put, let out, to lease. fr. word, from the germ. W'erth.

alld. 3, 2. to Guerdon, to recompense. bHf. 1, 4. eHf. Hag, witch. T. 1, 2. WT. 2, 8. M. 4, 1. aHf. 3, 3.

3, 2. 5, 4. b Hf. 4, 1. KL. 2, 4. From the gr. Guile, fraud, deceit , treason. allf. 4, 1.

aix, coat, form of the frightening god in my

thology. Guiled, treacherous. W1.3, 2.

Haggard, a hawk not manned, or trained to Guileful, deceitful. aHf. 1, 1. Alltogether from

obedience, a wild hawk. 0. 3, 3. MA. 3, 2. the Sax. wiglian, gewiglian, begiglian, to

TS. 4, 1. Kin to hawk, sax. hafoc, hafuc, conjure, to divine, to practice cheat, imposture and enchantments; kin to guilt, wile, gull,

havoc, germ. Habicht, Hacht, talk, falco, Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 324. 'Add to those faucon, auca, oca, sax. gof, aquila, gawk. the holl. gylen, the gr. kyklos, circle, magic to Haggle, to maim, mangle. 'ne: 4,6. Rin to

hack. circle, enchantment.

Hair, grain, wh. S., texture, quality of any Gules, red fields in heraldry; red. TA. 4, 3.

thing. aHd. 4, 1. M. 4, 1. where the reading II. 2, 2. from gula, gall. gueue, vocabulum,

air is a glossem. Against the hair, against the quo frequenter utuntur feciales nostri ad de

grain, contrary to the nature of any thing. MW. signandum in armis seu insignibus rubeum

2, 3. TC. 1, 2. Abundance of hair denoted colorem. Est autem gula pellis rubricata.

a lack of brains, whence more hair than wit Du Fresne.

TG, 3, 1. To dye the hairs was customary in Gulf, stomach, paunch. M. 4, 1. Gr. kolpos. Shk's times. MA. 2, 3. - False hair was much Gull, dupe, fool, easy credulous person. 0.5, 2. worn by ladies. MV. 3, 2. S. 68. A horse

He. 3, 6. Rc. 1, 3. TN. 3, 2. 5, 1. TA. 2, 1; hair dropped into corrupted water was believed

cheat, imposition, fraud, knavery. MA. 2, 3. to become soon an animal. AC. 1, 2. to Guli, to fob, fleer, deceive. ÍN. 2, 3. s. Halberd, an ox or hatchet for striving. CE. guileful. Gifford's Ben Jons. I, 13.

5,1. From the germ. Hellebarte, from hille, Gunner, constable. T. 2, 2. Horne Tooke Div. combat, strife, and barte, ax.

of P. II, 307. derives gun from gynian, hiare; Halcyon, or king's fisher. It was a currently anless it be from engine.

received opinion, that the body of this bird, Gunstones, balls of stone, used in heavy hang up, so as to move freely, would always

artillery before the introduction of iron shot. turn its breast to the wind. KL. 2, 2. It was He. 1, 2.

said to breed in the main , during which time

arenentaments in general, or dress. MM 3, 1. wohlechten en de hockey


calm does domineer; hence for placid, quiet, burdocks, bordocks, hardokes, hoardocks. The peaceful, still. aHf. 1, 2.

gr. eryngion, the lat. eruca seems to assonate, Half caps, half bows, slight salatations with Harm, malice, wickedness. aHd. 2, 4. Sax. the cap. TA. 2, 2.

yrmth, iermth, what hurteth, from yrman Halffaced, showing only half the face, the laedere. Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 425.

rest being concealed. bilf. 4, 1. Said also of Harness, armour. M. 5, 5; horse trappiogs. a face drawn in profile. KJ. 1, 1. where half TS. 1, 2; instruments of war. aHd. 3, 2. From face alludes to a thin, meagre face, half the fr. harnois, it. arnese, by the sax, ar, iren, formed, as it were, as bhd. 3, 8. aHd. 1, 8. engl. iron, cambr. haiarn, kin to the lat. ues; Half kirtle, a common dress of courtesans,

germ. Harnisch. a short skirted loose bodied gown. bHd. 5, 4. to Harrow, to break with the harrow. Co.5, 3; Halfs word, at close fight, or handstrokes. to vex, plunder, torment, confound, perplex. aħd. 2, 4.

H. 1, 1. 1, 5. AC. 3, 3. In this latter meaning, Aalidom, holiness, faith, sanctity, honesty. unless corrupted from hurry , yet the same in TG. 4, 2. From the germ. Heiligthum. Douce's

notion, and kin to harass, from the sax, hera III. of Sh. 1, 45.

gian, gr. arasso ; whereas in the originary A hall, a hall, an exclamation commonly used notion kin to rake, germ. Rechen, proviocially

to make room in a crowd. RJ. 1, 5. Gifford's Harke, kin to the fr. charrue, the lat. irpices, Ben Jonson VI, 235. VII, 416.

sirpices, urpices. Hallow mas, the mass or feastday of All-hallows, to Hatch, to engrave, or mark with lines. TC.

or all Saints. Nov. 2. On all Saint's day the 1, 3. From the fr. hacher. poor people went from parish to parish a soul- Hatches, the openings by which they descend ing, that is, begging in a certain lamentable from one deck of a ship to another. bHf. 3, 2. tone, for a kind of cakes called soulcakes, and Rc. 1, 4. T. 1, 2. KJ. 5, 2. sioging a song which they call the souler's Hatch meat, escutcheon put upon the wall of song. TG. 2, 1. Rb. 5, 1. MM. 2, 1.

a house, where a person died. 71,4,5. Gifford's to Hamper, to fetter, entangle, perplex, seduce. Ben Jons. V, 28. It is esteemed to be a cor

bHf. 1, 8. where hamper and dandle are joined. ruption of atchievment, where the case is Kin to hemp, lat. canabis, sax. haenep, germ. perhaps rather reversed, since hatchment is Hanf.

nearer to hatchet , that very well in heraldry Hamstring, senew, or tendon of the hip. could be an emblem of lordly jurisdiction, TC. 1, 3.

right on life and death. Hand. A hot and moist or oily hand was ac- Having, estate, fortnne. MW.3, 2. WT. 4, 3.

counted a sign of an amorous constitution, a M. 1, 3. 0. 4, 3. TN. 3, 4. He. 2, 3. 3, 2. TA. dry and cold one sign of debility and age. TN. 2, 2. Germ. Habe, 1, 3. AC. 1, 2. 0.3, 4. VA. 5. At any hand, Haviour, for behaviour. TN. 3, t. Cy. 3, 4. at any rate, at all events. TS. 1, 2. sometimes Rb. 1, 8. MM. 1. 3. RJ. 2, 2. H. 1, 2. in any hand. AW. 3, 6. of all hands LL. 4,5. Hauneh, hip; rear. bhd. 4, 4. From the of his hands, of his inches, of his size; a middlelat. anca, hanca, fr. hanche, gr. anhand being the measure of four ioches. MW. kon, sax. scanca, germ. Anke, Ankel, Enkel, 1, 4. WT. 5, 8. At my hand, on my behalf. Schienbein, Schenkel, Schinken. MĀ. 5, 2.

Haunt, way of venison. 4C. 4, 12. MD. 2, 2. . Handfast, hoid, custody, confinement WST. RJ. 3, 1. Out of haunt, out of company, as 4, 3.

Steevens explains, or removed, kept far from Handy dandy, a play, where somewhat is places, where mea have intercourse. H. 4, 1.

held in the hands, and is to be guessed by AL. 2. 1. another, answering to Hocuspocus. KL. 4, 6. to Haunt, to frequent, to trouble, vex by Hanger, loops in which the dagger was con frequent appearing. alld. 5, 5. TC. 4, 1. 0.

stantly worn, adorned with fringes and tassels 4, 1. LL. 1, 1. Cy. 4, 2. aHd. 3, 1. From the of needlework, often very costly. H. 5, 2. fr. hanter, and this whether from Hand, to S. Gifford's Ben Jons. II, 449. cf. carriage. handle, manage, or from the gr. antañ, antiao, Germ. Gehenk, Henkel, Haken.

francon, anden, or from an indian word anah, Hanging, tapestry, hanging carpet. TS. 2, 1. life, spirit, we venture not to decide.

bhf. 5, 2; the action of suspending by the neck. Havock, ruin, waste, destruction. Hence to cry Hanging and wiving go by destiny, a proverb havock, to provoke to slaughter. KJ. 2, 2. Co. T. 1, 1. MV. 2, 9. Hence a good hanging 3, 1. JC. 3, 1. Kip to hawk. prevents a bad marriage, TN. 1, 5.

to Hawk, to spit, to reteh in spitting. AL.5, 3. Harbinger, forerunner, an officer in the royal Head. To gaiher head, to get the better, to

household, whose duty was to allot and mark overmatch, or to come to maturity, to ripen. the lodgings of all the king's attendants in a Rb. 5, 1. For head is also power, force, doprogress. H. 1, 1. From the germ. herbergen, minion, cHf. 1, 1. It is confounded in the properly to lodge or quarter an army, engl. prints LL. 3, 3. with heed, that is restored by to harbour.

Voss for: when the suspicious head of theft is Hardiment, courage, acts of courage. aHd. stopp'd. 1, s.

Head s man, executioner, when a person is to Hare was called melancholy on account of her be beheaded. AW, 4, 5.

solitary sitting in her form; hence also her Hearse, coffin, bier. bhd. 4, 4. alf. 1, 1. flesh was supposed to engender melancholy. JC, 3, 2 To the derivation from the middlelat. alld. 1, 2. Allusion to the proverb: mortuo hercia, hersia, harrow and branched candleleoni et lepores insultant is K). 2, 1.

stick, or from the sax. hyrscan, ornare, decoHarlock, a plant; probably a corruption of rare. Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 823. we add

charlock, the wild mustard, a common weed one, from corse, or from the gr. arô, to prein fields. KL. 4, 4. Various corrections are

pare, fit out,


last passage:

5, 2.

wh. s.

to Hearse, to put in a coffin. MV. 3, 1. H.1, 4. and henxman are but varieties of spelling. To Heart, the very essence of a thing, the utmost this attendance belonged also the bhaird, the of it possible. AC. 4, 10. TA. 1, 1.

blaidier, or master of ceremony, the gillymore, Heartburnt, affected with pain at the mouth or armsbearer; the gilly casflue, that bears of the stomach. MA. 2, 1. a Hd. 3, 3.

him on back through sens; gilly comstraine, to Heat, to run a heat, as in a race. WT. 1, 2. who leads the horse at the bridle on steep ways;

Kin to the gr. aithā, lat. aestus, germ. Hitze. gillytersh harnish, who bears the wallet; and to Heave, to lift up. KJ. 5, 2. He. 5. ch. bilf. the piper. S. Burt's letters on Scotland Is, 61.

5, 1. Co. 2, 2. Kin to heft, by the gr. keo, Walter Scott's Waverley I, 239. keuo, to be hollow, and light, gr. kuphus, to Hend, or hent, to seize, take, hold. MM. whence heaven, that which is raised.

4, 6. WT. 4, 1. From hand. Hence H e aves, sighs, groans. II. 4, 1.

Hent, hold, opportunity. H. 3, 3. To substiHeaviness, sadness, melancholy. MV. 2, 3. tute it 0.1, 3. for it was my hint, and upon Rb. 2, 2.

this hint, seems unnecessary, at least in the Hebenon, ebony, the juice of which was sup

posed to be a deadly poison. H. 1, 5. Grey Heralds. Their office was to inquire into the deemed it to be the same word with henbane; lineage of combattants, to announce war or Steevens, Nares and Douce III. of Sh. II, 225. peace (KJ. 4, 2.), to be messengers, hence for deny it. The transposition alone, however, can sign, annunciation (MA. 2, 1.), to arraign feasts. not decide; and the last syllable bane seems to Their chief was called king of urms, chief of conceal some root like the lat. venenum, gr. 12 marshals, or pursuivants. The gr. word pheno, phonos, to kill, murder, as hen perhaps in kēryx, kin to the hebr. kara, to cry, procanna, which in Lat. is sometimes cicuta, gr. l. claim. kõneion. It is curious, that also hemlock has to Herald, to marshal. M. 1, 3. this assonance.

llenbane is hyoscyamus. Heraldry, art of blazoning. MD. 3, 2; coat to Hedge, to inclose with a hedge. JC. 4, 3. of arms. AW. 2, 3. 0. 3, 4; field, ground of

to hide one's self, to creep into a corner. MW. an escutcheon armorial in colours, or generally 2, 2. Hh. 3, 2. TC. 3, 1. Hedge is the sax. colour. H. 2, 2. TL. 7. hegge, germ. Hag, kin to haw, Häcke, fr. Here's no an ironical exclamation, implying haye, middlelat. haga, hayu, heia, haia. that there is a great abundance of this or that. Hedgepriest, priest that has no parish. LL. a Hd. 5, 8. TAn. 4, 2. So here's much (wh. s.)

AL. 4, 3. Hecd, care, caution, screen. LL. 1, 1. He. Herod, rej sented in the old moralities as a 5, 2. Hh.3, 2. Co.5, 5. Confounded with head, tyrant of very violent temper. H. 3, 2. AC. 1,2.

Kin to the gr. keuthô, to conceal, 3, 3. 3, 6. MI. 2, 1. He. 3, s. Douce's Ill. hat, lat. cutis, germ. Haut, Kutte, Hütte, of Sh. I, 196. Schote, Hut, hüten.

Hest, anciently heust, command, order. T. 1, 2. Heel. Out at heels, almost ruined. MW. 1, 3. 3, 1. Kin to hight, sax. haetan, icel. heita,

KL. 2, 2. To show a fair pair of heels, to germ. heissen, Geheiss. leap off, to run away, to desert. (Hd. 2, 4. Hey day, transport, licentiousness, extravaSax. hel, hele, lat. calx, kin to the gr. chelē, gancy, rashness. H. 3,4. (LL.5, 1. hey). Haygyllos.

digyes, a sort of rural dance, spelt also hyto Heel, to move the heel, to dance, jump. daygies, hydegy, heyday guise, seem to be

TC. 4, 4. Perhaps from the gr. hallesthai. but varieties, partly lengiheged, partly glozed, Heft, heaving, reaching. WT. 2, 1. Tender of heyday; for day is the sax. daeg, and hey

hejted, heaved, agitated by tenderness or the interjection of admiration, mirth, joy weighed. KL. 2, 4. Perhaps it is in this mean (MA. 2, 3.), answering thẻ gr. 6 , dr eua, euoi, ing from the germ. heften, to join, to com iauoi, might very fitly be used as substantive

pound. The reading hested is too artificial. or adjective, like hum. He. 4, ch. Co. 5, 4. Heifer, a young cow. WT. 1, 2. TC, 3, 2. Hide, skin. H. 5, 1. TS. 2, 1. KJ. 2, 1. From

distinguished from the calf. bhd. 2, 2. bif. the gr. kytos, skytos, saxo hyd, hyde, germ. 3, 2. Sax. heafore, from the germ. Far, Farre, Haut, by keuthein, to cover, conceal. S. heed. hebr. phar, gr. poris, porrhis, portis, portax. Hide for and all after, a sport among Heir, heiress. LL. 2, 1.

children, the same as hide and seek, whoop Hell, jocularly, an obscure dungeon in a prison. and hide. H. 4, 2.

CE. 4, 2. Sax. helle, hylle, goth. halje, from to Hight, to be called, ycleped. LL. 1, 1. MD. helun, old engl. to hale, heal, nil, tegere, 5, 1. S. hest.

germ. hehlen. Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 377. High proof, highly. MA.5, 1. Helm, steerage. cllf. 5, 4; helmet. AW. 3, 8. Hild for held, for the sake of a rhyme. TL. 180.

Rc. 3, 2. 5, . Co. 4, 5. TC. 1, 2. 5, 2. Hilding, base, low, menial wretch. Cy. 2, 3. Helterskelter, on a hurry. bHd. 5, 3. He. 4, 2. coward. AW.3, 6. TS. 2, 1. RJ. 2,5. Ilem, border, skirt, edge. TA. 5, 6. To cry Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 314. and others

hem MA. 5, 2. AL. 5, 2. Tyrrwh. explains to derive it from the sax. hyldan, to squat, so cry courage; may be only expression of indif that it would be analogous to coward, wh. s. ference and want of interest, like to cry humph Another etymology is hinderling a devonshire aHd. 3, 1.

word signifying degenerate; or hireling, hindHemlock, cicuta L. M. 4, 1. He. 5, 2. KL. ling. Perhaps there assonates the gr. kylla for

4, 4. Sax. hemleac. Lock in this word, points skylax, kin to kyon, dog. Kynteros is an at leek, wh. s. gr.lachanon. Hem is from omos. epitheton of women in Humer, and signifies Hench man, page, attendant. MD. 2, 2. also more impudent, or shameless.

henchboy. From haunch, wh. s., therefore the lilt, handle of a sword, broad swordl. aHd. confident of a chief, that on drinking bonts 2, 4. From to hold. S. Horne Tooke Div. of P. stands attending near his haunch. Henshman II, 66.



It seems ,

Him, for the nominative, the person. WT.1, 2. Hoiden, anciently a leveret, animal remarkable Hind, servant. MW. 3, 5. CÈ. 3, 1. LL. 1, 2. for its vivacity and was formerly applied to

aHd. 2, 3. b Hf. 3, 2.4, 2. RJ. 1,1; roe. Rc. the youth of both sexes, though now confined 2, 4. MD. 2, 2. From the gr. hynnas, hynnos, to designate a wild romping girl. CE. 4, 2. hinnus, germ. Hinde, Hindin , kin to ginny ; S. Gifford's Ben Jons. VI, 171. and in the first meaning the middlelat. hindeni, to Hoise, hoist, to heave, lift. bHf. 1, 1. Rc. homines societatis contubernii. Dufresne, un 3, 4. AC. 4, 10. H. 3, 4. From the fr. hausser, doubtedly those who are behind a chief, who lows. hissen. follow.

Hold, fort, citadel. bHd. 1, 1. Hinges, hooks; of a door. 0.3, 8. where it is To cry hold, an authorative way of separating

used metaphorically for that upon which turns, fighting persons. M. 1, 5. Hold was also the on which may be hanged (a doubt); of the knee. word of yielding. M. 5, 7. H. 3, 2. as to hinge the knee TA. 4, 3. to Hold, to fit, to fit well, aHd. 1, It is kio to haunch, wh. s. Horne Tooke Div. endure, be avouched, confirmed Rc. 2, 3,

of P. II, 358. refers it to hang, that may assonate. To hold off, to keep off; to abstain, to refuse. Hint, suggestion, intimation; cause, subject

TC. 1, 2. It holds current, it is done, agreed, T. 1, 2, 2, 1. 0. 1, 3. (S. hent.). Horne Tooke sure. aHd. 2, 1. To take hold, to requite. Rc. II, 352. from hentan, capere, to take hold of. 2, 1. To hold the bent, to stand out, to keep

however, rather to be derived from ground, to endure. TN. 2, 4. the goth. sind, sintha, way, journey, and of Holding, burden, chorus. AC. 2, 7.

course kind to the germ. senden, the gr. hodos. Hole, perforation for a peg of a musical inHip, haunch, waist; CE. 3, 2. To have on the strument. TS. 3, 1.

hip, to have at an entire advantage; a phrase Holidame. Ts. 5, 2. S. Halidam. originated from hunting. MV. 1, 3..4, 1. 0. to Holla, to cry or call Holla, to make re2, 1; fruit of a brier; or a wild rosebash. sound. TN. 1, 5. TA. 4, 3.

Hollow mas. Rb. 5, 1. S. Hallowmas. Hiren, a corruption of the name of Irene, the Holly, ilex aquifolium L. AL, 2, 7: Germ.

fair Greek, first broached perhaps by G. Peele Stechpalme, Walddistel. in his Turkish Mahomet and Hiren, the fair Holp, holpen, old preterit and participle of to Greek. bhd. 2, 4. it seems the name of Pistol's help. KJ. 1, 1. Co. 5, 3. 4, 6. CE. 4, 1. sword.

Holyday. To speak holyday, to speak in a His was supposed the legitimate formative of

fustian style. MW.3, 2. the genitive case of nouns. Hence phrases as

Holyroodday, festival in honour of the cross. Vincentio his son TS. 1, 1. the duke his gallies Home, to the point, complete in its fall extent,

alld. 1, 1. TN. 3, 3. Sir Robert's his shape. KJ. 1, 1. Hive, habitation or cell of bees.' AW.1, 2.

round on, strictly, soundly, courageously. aHf. 1, 5.

AW.5, 3.' WT. 5, 3. M. 1, 3. TAn. 4, 3. Cy.

3, 5. 4, 2. KL. 3, 3. 0.2, 1. Sax. ham, from Hoar, hoary (Cy. 5. endsong) white or grey

haeman, coire. Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, for frost or age. TA. 4, 3. RJ. 2, 4. H. 4, 7. 847. kin to humus, hebr. am, people, gr. Kin to the hebr. chur, bask. churia , albus.

homu, hama, amydis, totality, icel. heima, to Hoar, to make white, to bleak. TA. 4, 3.

heimar, germ. heimlich, heimeln , anheimeln, Hoard, store, stock, treasure. MD. 4, 1. bHd. Heimath.

4, 3. Sax. hord, germ. Hort, kin to herd, hurd, Homely, plain, coarse, rude, clownish, harsh, by the gr. horan, fr. garder, germ. wahren, unmannerly. TG. 1, 1. WT. 4, 3. bid. 4, 4. warten.

cHf. 2, 5. to Hoard, to heap up, to pile ap, to spare. Honest as the skin between his brows,

Rb. 1, 3. Co. 4, 2. bHf. 3, 1. cHf. 2, 2. a proverbial saying. MA. 3, 5. of unknown Hobbyhorse, a small horse ; a personage belong origin.

ing to the ancient morris dance, when complete, to Honey, to sweeten, delight, coax, flatter; and made by the figure of a horse fastened as a neuter verb, to court, to call each other round to the waist of a man, his own legs honey. H. 3, 4. going through the body of the horse and en-Honeystalks, clover flowers, which contain abling him to walk, but concealed by a long a sweet juice. Cattle overcharge themselves footcloth, while false legs appeared, where often with clover and die. TAn. 4, 4. those of the man should be at the sides of the to Hood, to cover with a hood. (Hh. 3, 1.) or horse. Latterly it was frequently omitted, cap properly the hawk's eyes, when he is not whence a popular ballad, in which was this to fly. He. 3, 7. MV.2, 2. MM. 5, 1. Kin to burden 'For 0, for 0, the hobbyhorse is forgot' heed, wh. s. LL. 3, 1. H. 3, 2. The Puritans were parti- H o odmanblind, the childish sport blindman's cularly inveterate enemies against the hobby buff. H. 3, 4. horse. S. Douce's I. of Sh. II, 468. Hobby to Hoodwink, to hood, wh. s., to blench, is kin to the gr. hippos.

blind, cover the hawk's eyes; to hide, conceal, Hobgoblin. MD. 2, 1. S. goblin.

abscond. T. 4, 1. Cy. 5, 2. RJ. 1, 3. to deceive. Hobnail, a nail used in shoeing a horse. aHd. AW.3, 6. 2, 4. bHf. 4, 10.

Hook, battle-ax. a Hd. 2, 4; a bent pin for fishIl ob nob, most evidently a corruption of habbe, ing. MA. 2, 8. Cy. 5, 5. Kin to hinge, wh, s.

or nabbe, have or have not, habnab, used and to hatch , gr, onkos etc. convivially to ask a person, whether he will Hoop, wooden or iron circle to bind casks. T. bave a glass of wine, or not, also to mark an 1, 2. bhd. 4, 4. AC. 2, 2; quart pot, being alternative of another kind. TN. 3, 4.

anciently made with staves, bound together Hogshead, a measure of liquids, containing with hoops, as barrels are. They were usnally 68 galloons. LL. 4, 2. WT. 3, 3. bHd. 2, 4. three in number; hence threehoop'd pot, bhf.

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