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Bat, club, large stick, staff, truncheon. Co. 1, Beacof, watchfire, needfire, for cantion, war

1; rearmouse, flittermouse. M. 3, 2. H. 3, 4. fare, ban. bHd. 4, 3. HT. 3, 2. FC. 1, 2. KL. Batch, a quantity of brea:l, as much as an oven 2,2. The germ. Becken. Compare the gr. bikos,

may keep, once baking; make. TC. 5, 1. beikos, bēkos, bikidion. S. bucket. to Bate, to ahate, to lessen, free, make quit, Bead, little button or pearl. JC. 3, 1. aHd. 2, to discharge. MA, 2, 3. afd. 3, 3. where it is

3. as of the rosary. MD. 3, 2. bHf. 1, 1. CE. joined with dwindle. TA. 1, 2. 3, 3. MV. 3, 3. 2, 2. Rc. 3, 7. T. 1, 2; to flutter the wings as a hawk pre- Beadle, germ. Büttel, mean officer in an uniparing for flight, particularly at the sight of versity, parish, court. LL. 3, 1. KL. 4, 6. prey, alld, 4, 1. Ts. 4, 1. Douce’s III. of Sh. Low latin bedellus. S. Dufresne. Their dress 1, 435.

was a blue gown. Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 477. Bate, strife, contention, quarrel. bid. 2, 4.

Beadsman, one who offers up prayers to heaven Bateless, TL. 2. ‘Haply that name of chaste

for the welfare of another. TG. 1, 1. Rb. 2, 2. unhaply set This bateless edge on his keen appe

S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 31. tito' Todd 'not to be abated or subdued.' Beagle, dog trained to search for game. TN. Batfowling, bird - catching in the nighttime,

2, 3. TA.4, 3. where two men with a net on two perches stand to Bear a brain, to exert attention, ingenuity on the one side of a hedge, while on the other or memory. RJ. 1, 3; to b. a hand with, to a man with a lantern blindiog scares the fowls

deal with. JC. 1, 2; to bear in hand, to keep in the net. T. 2, 1.

in expectation, to amuse with false pretences. Batlet, a square piece of wood used by washers MM. 1, 5. H. 2, 2. M. 3. 1. (where it is joined

in beating their coarse clothes. AL. 2, 4. with to cross), TS. 4, 2. to pretend. Cy. 5, 5; to Batten, to fatten, of which it is an other to bear possession, to hold up, to maintain form, to feed, to which it is joined. II. 3, 4.

himself in. KJ. 2, 2; to bear out, to intercede, Co. 4, 5.

defend, support. KJ. 4, 1. bild. 5, 1; :0 bear to Batter, to beat , knock, strike down. Cy. 5,

with, to endure, to be patient, to indulge.

Rc. 3, 1. AL. 2, 4. 4. T. 3, 2; to assail, to disturb. M. 4, 8. Battle, army. aHd. 4, 1. He. 4 ch. JC. 5, 1.

Bear ward, keeper of a bear. bHf. 5, 1. SynBauble, play thing, childish, pitiful. TC. 1, 3.

onymous term is bearherd. MA. 2, 1. TS. ind.

2. BHD. 5, 1. (so baubling. TN. 5, 1.) Cy. 3, 1; official short stick, or sceptre ornamented at the end with to Beard, to oppose face to face, in a daring

and hostile manner.

to threaten even to his the figure of a fool's head, with ass's ears, sometimes with that of a doll, or poppet, fr.

beard. ahd. 4, 1. a Hf. 1, 3. H. 2, 2. S. Douce's III. of Sh. 11, 318. Plate Beards, were at different times either worn, III, fig. 7. 8. 9. So RJ. 2, 4. AW. 4, 5; a lusty, by statute, or shaved, or coloured. MD. 1, 2. wanton woman. 0. 4, 1. This word seems to be

MW. 1, 4. often by way of disguise (whence a paronomastical hybride of to babble, blab,

MM. 5, 2. for 'tie the be others read die the babe, boy, the greek babalon, bambalon, bu

b.) or starched. Ben Jons. II, 145. balion, bubon, the private parts of a woman.

Bearing, carriage, deportment. MA. 2, 1. 3, 1. Bavin, brushwood, or small faggols, made of

MV.2, 2. TN. 1. 2. biif. 5, 1. Co. 2, 3. TA. such light and combustible matters, used for

3, 5. lighting fires. alld. 3, 2.

Bearing cloth, mantle, or cloth, with which Bawcock, a burlesque word of endearment,

a child is usually covered when carried to the supposed to be derived from beau coq; rather

church to be baptized or produced among the from boy cock. TN. 3, 4. WT. 1, 2. He. 3, 2.

gossips by the nurse. WT. 3, 3. allf. 1, 3. 4, 1.

to Beat on, to keep the thoughts busied or, Baw dry, lewdness. AL. 3, 3. WT. 4, 3.

as we say, hammering upon any particular sub

ject. T. 5. BHf. 2, 1. Bay, curtail, dock'd horse, piebald horse. TA. Beaver, castor; helmet; properly, that lower

1, 2. ANV. 2. 3; the last extremity. Rb. 2, 3. aHf. 4, 2. TS. 5, 2; laurel. Rc. 2, 4. Hh. 4, 2;

part of the helmet, which was let down to en

able the bearer to drink, to take breath, or a principal division in a building, probably a

repast. alld. 4, 1. cHf. 1, 1; H. 1, 2. I'rom great square in the framework of the roof, or space between the main beams of the roof, so

bevarum, galerus de bevaro. Dufresne. S. Dou

ce's III. of Sh. J, 438. that a barn twice crossed by beams is a barn Beautified, for beautiful. 11, 2, 2. of three bays. MM. 2, 1; bay window: now Beck, sign with the head, nod. AC. 3. 9. TA. bow window, window in a recess, semicircular

1, 2; at one's beck, at one's disposition. H. sweep, like a bow. TN. 4,2; balcony. — There glitter and swim in this word the elements of Bed, was either a standing one, standing fast, the low latin badius, bagus, bagius, baiardus,

firm, or a trucklebed. trundlebed , bed

upon vadius, vagus; the greek bais, spadix; age, rollers. MIV. 4, 5. RJ. 2, 1. fracture, crevis, chink, bagos; the latin Bedded laid, as corn by wind. H. 3, 4. bacca; the Anglosax. bygan, to bend, curve. to Be dabble, to sprinkle, to asperse. MD,3, 2. s. Giford's Ben Jonson II, 310.

to B edash, to bedabble. Rc. 1, 2. to Bay, to bark, like a dog. Cy. 5, 5. JC. 4, S; Bedlum, contracted and corrupted from Beth

to persecute, to bait wh. s. JC. 3, 1. TC.2, 3. lehem. The priory of Bethlehem, or St. Mary JC. 4, 1. bHd 1, 3. MD. 4, 1.

of Bethlehem was converted into an hospital for Baynard's castle. The residence of Richard Junatics in 1546. After the dissolution of the

3 at the time of his usurpation, built in the religious houses, where the poor of every denotime of William 1 by a Norman of that name, mination were provided for, there was for rebuilt by Humphrey D. of Gloucester. Rc. 3, 5.

many years no settled provision made to supply Beachy, furnished with beach, shore, bank, the want of that care. In consequence of this strond. bild. 3, 1.

neglect, the idle and dissolute were suffered to

3, 1.

wander about the conntry, assuming such char- Belongings, endowments. MM. 1, 1. acters, as they imagined were most likely to to Bend, to bow, to incline. To b. a pike, to insure success to their frauds and security from put in, for to aim. BHD. 2, 4. Lewdly bent, of detection. Among other disguises many affect- damned life or carriage. bHf. 2, 1. ed madness, and were distinguished by the Benediction. Out of heaven's benediction or name of Bedlam beggars. 0. Pt. II, 4. cf. De- blessing in the warm sun, a proverbial saying cker's be Imao of Lond. On his account the for changing the better for worse, as the Germ.

monologue of Edgar 2, 3. is very remarkable. aus dem Regen in die Traufe. KL. 2, 4. Bedrid, sick a bed. LL, 1, 1. öld germ. bett- Benefice, benefit, spiritual living. RJ. 1, 4; privirisig.

lege. Rc. 3, 7; advantage, favour. Cy. 4, 2. Beds werver, one who swerves from the fidel- H. 1, 3.

ity of the marriage bed, adulter, adultress. Benison, benison, blessing. M. 2, 4, KL. 1, 1. WT. 2, 1. From swerve, anglos. hweorfan,

4, 6. hwyrfan, cyran, goth. quairban, germ. werben, Bent, direction, bias, inclination. He. 5, 2. JC. Wirbel, Wirtel, lat. vertere, kin to gyrus, 2, 1. rib of a ship. AC. 2, 2. Full bent, propergr. gyrun, engl. churn, kirn, quern, fr. char- ly the utmost bending of a bow; metaphorinière.

cally the utmost passion, or mental intention. B edward, towards bed. Co. 1, 6. Compounds . 2, 3. H. 2, 2.

with ward formerly were more frequent. to Benet, to surround, encompass with nets. Beetle, chafer, scarabee. MM. 3, 1; ramblock, H. 5, 2.

heavy mallet. 6 Hd.1, 2. a threeman beetle, one Benumbed, immoveable, inflexible. TC. 2, 2. so heavy that it required three men to manage S. numb.

it, two at the long handles, one at the head. Bergamask dance, a rustic dance, framed Beetlebrows, brows that beetle (H. 1, 4.) or in the imitation of the people of Bergamasco,

jut, as of a frowning one. RJ. 1, 4. where it who are ridiculed as being more clownish in must be for a mask, or vizor.

their manners and dialect, than other people to Beggar, to make a beggar, to exhaust. AC. in Italy. MD. 5, 1. 2, 2.

Bermoothes, old form for Bermudas, T. 1, to Behave, sometimes for to manage, or go- 2. or the isle of devils, discovered 1609 by Sir

vern, in point of behaviour. TA. 3, 5. Altera- Tho. Gates, Sommers and Newport, regarded tions of the word are needless.

as under the influence of enchantment and inBehaviour, decent, seemly appearance in so- habited by witches and devils, which grew by

cial life. In my behaviour Kj. 1, 1. is in my reason of accustomed monstrous thunder, storm countenance, in my person, by me, in my char- and tempest. Whence Douce Il. of Sh. 1, 5. acier, in the manner I behave. Practising suspects the Tempest written between 1609 and behaviour to his own shadow TN. 2, 5. making 1614. - It is also a cant-terin for certain obscure essays of compliments, bows, courteous and and intricate alleys, in which persons lodged, fashionable demeau).

who had occasion to live cheap or concealed, Behest, bidding , command. LL. 5, 2. Cy. 5, 4. called also the streights, wh. s. cf. Gifford's RJ. 4, 2. TL. 122.

Ben Jonson III, 430. V, 85. Being, since. AC. 3, 6.

to Bescreen, to cover by a screen, germ. beBeldame, grandmother, old wife. KJ. 4, 2. schirmen. RJ. 2, 2.

bHf. 1, 4. M. 3, 5. rather in a contemptuous to Beset, to assail, set on, besiege, perplex. meaning. In a good sense old beldame earth. MV. 5, 1. a Hd. 3, 1.

to Beskrew, to wish ill to,

corse. Beshrew to Belee, 0.1, 1. 'And I, of whom his eyes had =ill befall; so befall. CE. 5, 1. with a substan

seen the proof At Rhodes, at Cyprus, and on tive, as my heart, my manners, is an impreca other grounds, Christian and heathen, must tion. CE. 2. 1. MA. 5, 1. MD. 2. 3 5, 1. MV. be belee'd and calm'd By debitor and creditor? 2, 6. 3, 2. KJ. 5, 4. He. 5, 2. bilf. 3, 1. TC. 4, Unless heathen is monosyllable, whereof I 2. RJ. 3, 5. 5, 2. H. 2, 1. Likewise the Gerdon't know an example, it seems, that there is man use beschreien for to bewitch, to enchant, a fault in the text, originating no doubt from because tune, song and number in whom rootthe bold and uncommon word lee'd, that Shk. ed all existence, are incantation, according to perhaps created out of the terms to be in the mythological philosophemes. lee, to go by the lce, to come off by the lee to Besmirch, to disfigure with smoke or blackand used in a passive sense. To be in the lee, ness. He. 4, 3. H. 1, 3. S. smirch. Steevens says, a vessel is said, when it so Besort, attendance, society. 0.1, 3. placed, that the wind is intercepted from it. to Besot, to make sot, to deceive, intoxicate, Malone therefore proposes 'must be lee'd' and doll, stupify. TC. 2, 2. explains it to fall to leeward, or to lose the Bessy. Two of the most celebrated mad songs advantage of the wind. The meaning is clear are entitled Mad Bess and Mad Tom. Hence and evident, even by the word calm’d.

Edgar - Tom addresses himseif to Bessy. KL. Bell, book and candle KJ. 3, 3. allude to the

solemn romish form of excommunication, by to Bestead, to treat, accommodate. Bested diswhich the bell was tolled, the book of offices posed, of complexion. bhf. 2, S. for the purpose used, and three candles extin- to Bestow, to grant, allow. TN. 1, 5. where to guished with certain ceremonies.

reserve = deny, is opposed; to employ, to lay Bellweather, ram with a bell, as guide of the out. JC. 1, 3; to employ, or busy one's self. herd. MW.3, 5. AL. 3, 2.

bHd.2, 2; to bary, interr. 1.4,3. 3, 4. to lodge, to Bellow, to roar. KL.5, 3. H. 3, 2. Kin to to harbour. KL. 2, 4. The relation of this word

bell, aud the germ. bellen, hallen, gellen. with bestead and the greek stao, histao, shows Bellows, instrument used to blow the fire. AC. the general notion of to collocate, place, put, 1, 1. where it is joined to fan.


3, 6.

Bestowing, ondowing force, power bestowed, cap. bHd. 4, 4. S. Gifford's BJ. III, 315. VII, granted. TC. 3, 2.

275. Bestraught, distracted. TS. ind. 2. The verb Bilbo, bilboes, a fine sexible spanish blade.

is not to be met with; may be it has been to MW'. 3. 5; a kind of stocks, blocks or fetters, bestraught, since there is also the form be- used at sea to confine prisoners. H.5, 2. From straughted.

the town of Bilboa in Spain, being famous for to Bestride, to stride over, to mount, ascend, the manufacture of iron and steel.

bHf. 5, 4. as a horse. Cy. 4, 4. of course, to Bill, beak, nib. Cy. 4. 1; a kind of pike, or rule, govern. JC. 1,1; to stay tread astraddle halbert, formerly carried by the english inover one, for to defend or protect him. CE. fantry. MA. 3, 3, AL. 1, 2. Rb. 3, 2. TA. 3, 5, 1. bilf. 5, 3. Co. 2, 2. M. 4, 3. alld. 5, 1. 4; advertisement set up against a wall, or in Kin to tread, straddle, scot. s.riddle.

some public place, a placard; as of public to Bet, to lay a wage, to wager. bild. 3, 2. Ilc. challengers. $14. 1, 1. law, statute. lie. 1, 1; 2, 1. H. 5, 2. Kin to the germ. wetten,

the memorial, memorandum. allf. 3, 1.Kin to lat vas, vadis, the westphal, wit, quit. the gr. pellein, pelehys, germ. Beil, engl. to Betake himself, to addict; to retire, to pelt, pull; fr. villet, it. polizza, germ. Bulle,

withdraw, to set about; to have recourse to. fr. poulet (s. the interpreters of LL. 4, 1.) from RJ. 1, 4.

the gr. peleia, dove, as owner of languages. to Beteem, to bestow, give, afford, allow, MD. S. Kanne's Pantheon der ältest. Naturph. 315.

1, 1. H. 1, 2. where beteene of the folios, be- 625.

tweane, and let e’en are erroncous, s, to teem. to Bill, to join bills kissing, as doves do. AL. to Bethump, to beat , pommel, cudgel, swinge. 3, 3. Tc. 3, 2.

KJ. 2, 2. to Betide, to happen, befall. T. 1, 2. Rb. 5, Bin, for been, are, is. Cy. 2, 3.

to Billet, to assign by bill. Co. 4, 3. 1. Cy. 4, 3. chif. 4. 6. Rc. 1, 2. 1, 3. 2, 4. Birdbolt, a short thick arrow with a broad Spenser's betight may lead to the origin from

flat end, used to kill birds without piercing, by the gr. tycho, teuchō, tynchano. cf. tide.

the mere force of the blow. MA. 1, 1. LL. 4,3. Bevel, crooked; a term used only by masons TN. 1, 5. Representations of it s. in Douce's and joiners. Steevens at S. 121. where straight

Ill. of Sh. I, 164 Bolt is from pellere, to drive is opposed.

pallein, ballein, kin to the lat. pilum, germ. Bevis of Southampton, a famous knight of

Pfeil, Bolzen. romance. bHf. 2, 3. Hh. 1, 1. Bevy, company, party. Hh. 1, 4. originally a

Birthdom, birthright. M. 4, 3. dripking one, from the ital, bevere, lat. bibere; Bisson, spelt also beasom, beesom, beesen,

Bisket, biscuit. AL. 1, 7. TC. 2. 1. then a flock of birds. to Bewhore, to call a whore, to treat like a

beezen, bisme, anglos. bisen, blind. Co. 2, 1. whore. 0. 4, 2.

H. 2, 2. to Bewray, to betray, discover, disclose. bhf. Bitch, brach. TC. 2, 1. Slavon. pes, germ.

Perze. 1, 3. chif. 3, 3. Co. 5, 3. TAn. 2, 5. 5, 1. KL.

2, 1. 3, 6. S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. II, 26. to Bitc the thumb at, an insult. The thumb Betonian, a beggar; a filthy knave, clown, in this action represented a fig. RJ. 1, 1.

rascal. Lid. 5, $. bHf. 4, 1. From the italian to Blab, ta babble, prate, prattle, chatter. bHf. bisogno, bisognoso, fr. besoin.

3, 1. 0. 4, 1. TN. 1, Q. TC. 3, 2. Bias, aslope, hanging down, dropping. LL. 4, Blabbing, is called the day. bHf. 4, 1. on

2. TC. 1, 3. 4, 5; bent, inclination, propension, account of its discovering of crimes. proclivity. TN.5, 1. KL. 1, 2. Kinto the french Black, mourning. WT. 1, 2; venom’d. Hh. 1, biais, and the Greek bia, is, lat. vis, force,

3. KL. 3, 6. power.

Black Monday, Easter monday, so called Bickering, strife, contest, quarrel, scuffling, from the severity of that day, Apr. 14, 1360. fighting. Bilf. 1, 1.

Kin to wag, lat, vaga- which was so extraordinary, that of Edward ri, and pickeer, piqueer, beak, peg, fr. pique, III's soldiers, then before Paris, many died

bec, beche, pioche, germ. spitz, Spitze. with the cold. MV. 2, 5. to Bid, to invite, pray. MV.2, 5. AL. 5, 2; to Bladder, long pipe of leather, to lead the offer (battle) cHf. 3, 3. Kin to bode, old

germ. water from a pomp to a barrel or vessel. aHd. boiten, beg, goth. bidjan, germ. bieten, in 2, 4; blain, blister Hh. 3, 2. compounds anbieten, gebieten, entbieten, auf- to Blade, to sprout, shoot forth. M. 4, 1. Kin bieten; bitten.

to bliss, blith, bless, bleast, low lat. bledum, Bidding, behest, order, command. AW. 2, 5. fr. blé, germ. Blatt, gr. blað, blazo, blasso,

HT. 2 1. 2. 3. C. 1, 4. Tin. 4, 4. C. 3, 4. blattö, bleo, bliõ, bloo, blyo, blosko, phlað, Biddy, term of alluring chucks, tuck, tack. phleo, flos, Blüthe. Hence TN. 3, 4.

Blade, the spires of grass, the green shoots to Bide (s. to abide) to suffer. LL. 1, 1. TN. 1, of corn, which rise from the seed; metaph.

5; to abode, dwell, sojourn. cHf. 1, 1. flower. AW.5, 3. But blade of a sword (MA. Biding, lodging, abode, harbour. KL. 4. 6. 5, 1. MD. 5, 1. aHf. 2, 4. Rc. 1, 4. RJ. 1, 1.) Bier, wooden frame to carry a dead body upon, is relationed to the gr. platys, latus, broad.

hearse. Cy. 4, 2. RJ. 3, 4. Kin to bear, wear, Blank, the white mark in the centre of a butt, gr. pherein , germ. Bahre.

at which the arrow was aimed. KL. 1, 4. WT. Big, thick, bulky; haughty, proud, disdainful. 2, 3. 0. 3, 4; a mode of extortion, by which

ilh. 1, 1. KL. 5, 3; pregnant. Cy. 1, 1. – Kin blauk papers were given to the agents of the to the gr. pegos, pyknos.


which they were to fill up as they Biggen, properly a cap of a beguine; a close pleased, to authorize the demands, they chose

cap for children, to assist nature in closing to make. Rb. 2, 1; no honours at cards, germ. the sutures of the scull; a course kind of night-! Niete, opp. to lot. TN. 3. 1. Co. 5, 2. TC.4, 5.

germ. bleich.

to Blank, to make pale, to discourage, oppress. Blue, was a colour appropriated to the dresses H. 3, 2.

of particular persons in low life, as servants. Blanket, woollen cover for a bed, sheet. Cy. TS. 4, 1. aHj. 1, 3. beadles. S. beadle. Hence

3,1; used in theatre instead of a curtain, hence bluebottle, sometimes a term of reproach for a

metaph, for cloudcover, skycover. M. 1, 5. servant. bild. 5, 4. S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 333. Blast, storm, tempest. He: 3, 1. KL. 4, 1. Blunt, dull on the edge, or point; stupid, inmildew. KL. 1, 4.

sensible. MA. 3, 4. TS. 3, 2. bhf. 4, 1. cHf. 5, to Blast, to damage, blight (which no doubt 1. JC. 1, 2. From the Anglos. blinnan, to stop

is relationed) the corn; generally to ruin, damage, in the progress towards a point, or edge. hurt. H. 1, 1; as v. n. to suffer a blast. TG. Horne Toole Div. of P. II, 175. 1, 1. AC. 3, 1.

to Blur, to stain, spot, defile. bhf. 1, 1. Cy. Blaze, flame. H. L, 4. Blast and blaze are 4, 2. H. 3, 4.

relationed with blow, blush, lat. flare, gr. ao, Board, courtinn. Ilh. 1, 1; table. 0. 3, 3. aző, phlað. Hence also

Kio to the germ. Brett, of which it is metato Blaze, to unfold, open, publicate, spread thesis; to the gr. bora, meat.

far and wide. RJ. 3, 3. contracted from to Board, to assail a ship, to enter it by force. to Blazon, to set forth a coat of arms in its MA. 2, 1. TS. 1, 2; to accost, front, pick up.

proper colours, (Gifford's Ben Jons. II, 401.) TN. 1, 3. H. 2, 2. MW.2, 1. AW. 5, 3; to where the chief notion is that of making known, keep an ordinary, or cookshop. He. 2, 1. publishing, divulging; hence to shew, expose to Bob, to cheat, or obtain by cheating, to gull. to public sight. TAn. 4, 4. Cy. 4, 2; to deck. 0.5, 1; to scorn, flout, fleer, MD. 2, 1. Rc. RJ. 2, 6.

5, 3. TC. 2, 1. 3, 1. 0.5, 1. Other form of Blazon, divulging, revealing. H. 1, 5. cf. Ben fob, fop, pop, kin to the gr. phebò, to excite, Jonson VIII, 409. Gilf, II, 401.

to persecute, and thebo, thépô thõpā, thoBleak, pale; rough. AL. 2, 6. Gr, leukos, peuā, to deceive, scorn.

Bob, taunt, scoff, AL. 2, 7. to Blear, to weep, so that the eyes are inflamed, Bobtail, cut tail, short tail. KL. 3, 4.

or swell, and of consequence are dimmed and to Bode, to foredeem, presage. Ts. 5, 2. T. 3, clouded. Co. 2, 1. MV. 3, 2. hence to dim, 1. MA, 3, 2. S. to bid. offuscate, and figuratively to deceive. Kill to Bodge, to boggle, make bangling or bad to the lat. flare and flere; low sax. plüren, work, to come ill of. cllf. 1, 4. It is paragoned plören, to wink and twinkle with the eyes, foi to budge, fr. bouger, kin to the gr. phygo, seeing better; płyröget, short sighted; bleer- pheugó, ital. fuggire, germ. weichen, to tly.

oge, plurroge, plieroge, flirroge, running eye. Add, that the opposed charge, and give no to Blench, to start, or fly off, to flinch, MM. foot of ground in the cited passage favour very

+, 5. WT. 1, 2. TC. 1, 1.2, 2. H. 2, 2. Il much that simple meauing. 'Tis evident,

seems an other form of flinch, fling, flee. however, that the sense at least, although not Blench, start, aberration from rectitude. S. 110. the signification, is the same, when to bodge to Blend, to mix, mingle. Co. 3, 1. TC. 4, 5. is parallel'd to botch, patch, bungle, it. pezzo, Blent, for blended. MV. 3, 2. TN. 1, 5.

fr. piece, germ. bisschen, Fetzen; hamb. Fudden, Blessing of the bridebed by the priest, for rags, brem. fuddeln, to make bad work, pfu

to make the issue of the marriage happy, and schen. Perhaps both illustrations may be comto avert deformity, was a ceremony observed bined, as the genius of a mixed language would at all marriages. MD. 5, 2. S. Douce's Sh. ill. not gainsay. I, 199. II, 275.

Bodkin, a little stabber or dagger. 11. 3, 1. S. Blind worm, also slowworm, a little snake Murray's history of the Europ. lang. I, 395.

with very small eyes, anguis fragilis L., Bog, mire, pool, Jake, plash. MD. 3, 1. He.3, 7. falsely supposed to be venomous. MD. 2, 3. M. KL.3. 4. Kin to beach, gr. bachthē, bygē, pēgē, 4, 1. germ. Blindschleiche.

source, bourn, aiges fr. vogues, germ. IVogen, Bliss,

hig est degree of happiness, RJ. 1, 1. lat. aqua, water. MD.3, 2. bHf. 3, 3. AC. 1, 3. Anglos. blissian, to Boggle, to stir, be in motion, and of course. laetari.

to be allrighted, dismayed, startled. AW.5, S Blister, blain, pimple, wheal, pock. LL. 5, 2. Kin to wag, waggle, waddle , germ. wackeln. II. 3, 4. Kin to blow,

Boggler, one who boggles; a vicious woman. Blithe, merry. TAn. 4, 4. He. 2, 3. MA. 2, 3. who starts from the right path. 10.3, 11. where where it is joined to bonny.

Johnson falsely referring it to Thyreus explain: Bloat, turgid, swoln. II. 3, 4.

it, doubter, timorous man, and smuggles a Block, stem of a tree. Rc. 3, 7. JC. 1, 1. MA. sense wholly alien to the context.

2, 1. 3, 1; the wooden mould, on which the Bohemian Tartar, perhaps a gipsy. MII. crown of a hat is formed. MA, 1, 1. KL. 4, 6. 4, 5. A mere wild appellation, designed to

Kin to log, and the germ. liegen, gelegt. ridicule the appearance of Simple. Blood, disposition. TA. 4, 2. Cy. 1, 1; natural Boil, butch, bump, tumour, huch. Co. 1, 4.

propensity, bent, appetite, desire, lust, con- TC. 2, 1. Other form of beal, bile, byle, germ. cupiscence. MA. 2, 1. where wisdom and blood Beule. S. Douce's Ill. of Sh. II, 157.

are opp. 4, 1; murder. KJ. 1, 2. Rc. 5, 3. to Bold, to embolden, render bold, to bolden. Bloodboltered, stained, sprinkled, daubed (AL. 2, 7. Ah. 1, 2.) KL. 5, 1. Kin to the with blood. M. 4, 1. S. to bolt.

Anglos. wald, dominion, lat. validus, ital. Blown, swelled, tumid, inflated. KL. 4, 4. baldo, baldanza, old germ. bald, pald, palth, aHd. 1, 2.

audacious, balden, to venture, walien, Gewalt. Blowze, redfaced, fat, bloated weach. TAn. to Bolster, to countenance, support, uphold. 1, 2.

properly by a pillow, or cushion, to back, to Blubber, to swell one's cheek with weeping. assist. But 0.3, s. it is used in an obscene RJ. 3, 3. cf. to blear.

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gous manner the greek eune, signifying spectre that haunts. S. Bug, which shows, that
couch, is concubinage, and concubine, euna- frightening in jest or sport may have been a
zein, to go to bed is to lay with. Kin to modification of that game. So the Italians in
Bolster, Polster, Pfühl, Pfull, Pfullwen, this case cry bau, bau, or baco, baco. S.

puluinus, Pfülf, Pfulg, Pfulż, Bulewe, pellis. Douce's III. of Sh. II, 146. the Germaus mum
Bolt, s. birdbold.
to Bolt, to sift. WT. 4, 3. TC. 1, 1. metaphor-Bore, bored hole, issue. Cy. 3, 2; the hollow
ically applied to language. Co. 3, 1; to fasten of a cannon, metaphorically for estimation,
with a bolt, to fetter. AC. 5, % Another form capacity, H. 4, 6.
of it is to bolter. M. 4, 1.

to Bore, to wound; metaphorically to torment.
Bolting hutch, the wooden receptacle or chest,

Both words from the lat. per,
into which the meal is bolted, aHd. 2, 4. Hutch through, gr. peran, go through, lat. forare
is the Anglus. hvaecce, kin to catch, lat. capio,
capesso, gr. chao.

Bosky, woody. B. acres fields separated by
Bombard, a sort of cannon; a very large drink- hedgerows. T. 4, 1. Kin to bush, wh. s.

ing vessel, made probably of leather, to distri- Bosom, wish, desire. MM. 4, 8. Love letters
bute liquor to great multitudes. T. 2, 2. aHd. were addressed to the bosom of a lady. H. 2,
2, 4. Åh. 5, 3. From the greek bombeo, bom- 2. TG. 3, 1. because women anciently, as in
baino, to buzz, bluster,

our times, had a pocket in the forepart of their
Bombast, a kind of loose texture, not unlike staye, in which they carried love letters, and

what is now called wadding, used to stuff out love tokens, but even their money and mate-
quilting the dresses, or clothes. Hence figura- rials for needlework. To be in one's boxom. JC.
tively creature of bombast, aHd.2, 4. great 5, 1. or of one's bosom. KL. 4, 5. to be
fat man; tumour of words unsupported by solid bosomed with (KL. 5, 1.) intimate, to know the
sentiment, big words withuut meaning. LL. 5, designs of one. Kin to bottom, fathom, gr.
2. 0. 1, 1.

pythmen, bythos, byssos, depth, bathys,
Bona robe, Italian phrase, signifying properly byttis, buttis, pytinē, the germ. Boden, ital.

good ware, in the ironical sense of loose ware, busto, fr. buste, pers. pistan , bottle.
then a courtesan, 'femmina bella anzicheno, to Bose, to emboss, stad.' TS. 2, 1. Kin to the
ma disonesta, o di partito,' as Alberti de Villa old germ. Bosse, ital, bozzo, bozza, fr. bosse,
nuova explains it. b Hd. 3, 2.

gr. physa, physsa, blown, bladder. Bond. s. band.

Bot, worm in the stomach of a horse. TS. 3. 2.
Bondage, captivity. aff. 5, 3. Rb. 1, 3. Cy.

aHd. 2, 1.
3, 3. 5, 4; servility. JC. 1, 3. AW. 3, 5. to Botch up, to piece, mend, bungle. H. 4, 5.
Bone. By these ten bones i. e. fingers. bhf. 1, 3. TA. 4, 8. He. 2, 2.; to raise, stir, instigate.
Boneach, venereal disease. TC. 2. 3. 5, 1. TN. 4, 1. cf. to bodge.
Book, every kiud of composition, as indenture, Botchcr, mender of old clothes. TN. 1, 5.

articles of agreement. a Hd. 8, 1. Hence our AW. 4, 3. Co. 2, 1.
book is drawn ib. or indenture is written down, Botchy, impostumed. TC. 2, 1.
is ready; 'articles of judicial examination. MM. Bottle (of hay) truss, bundle. MD. 4. 1.
2, 1. where supposed is misspoken for deposed, to Bottom, to sound (wh. s.) Cy. 3, 4. Cf. bo-
examined as witness. By the book, arifully, som and the gr. Pynthanesthai.
skillfully, RJ. 1,

Bought and sold, proverbial expression for
Books. To be in one's books , to be in favour. completely disposed of. CE 3, 1. aHf. 4, 4.

MA. 1, 1. To put in one's books, to confer, Rc. 5. 3.
bestow one's favour. MA. 1, 1. Ts. 2, 1. The Boulted, sifted, refued. He. 2, 2.
origin of this phrase is, that books are memo- Bounce, crack, noise. KJ, 2, 2.
randums, in whom were entered the names of to Bounce, to clack, to crack; to strut. MD.5.
servants and retainers, friends, customers, 2. As it is in the first sense onomatopoetic,
debtors, perhaps also heirs.

so in the second it answers to the gr. saunos,
Bookish, versed in books, well read. WT. 3, 3. saulos, and the germ. waidlich.
opp. unbookish, raw, rough. 0. 4, 1.

to Bound, to jump, gambol (wh. s.) RJ. 1, 4; Boon, meed, fee. _TG. 5, 4; offer. cHf. 3, 2: to rear, rise up, as a horse, aHd. 2, 3; to

reward, favour. Rc. 1, 2. TAn. 2, 4. Rb. 4. tumble, manage. He. 5, 2.
From the latin bonus, whence Chaucer spells Bound, border, frontier, CE. 2, 1; bordering

acre and meadow. AL. 2, 4. answering to the Boot, prosit, gain, advantage, reward, recom- low latin bonna, bunda.

pense. KL. 4,5; to boot, something over and Bourn, brook, rivulet. TC. 2, 3. KL. 3, 6;
above. M. 4, 3. Rc. 4, 4. 5. 3. Cy. 1, 6. TC. 1, where brook is glossem, limit, boundary. T. 2,
2; prey. He. 1, 2. bHf. 4, 1. Boots an instru- 1. AC. 1, 1. WT. 1, 2. It is the germ. word
ment of torturing, used in Scotland, and in Born, for Brunn, from the gr. theo, rhaino,
Spain. Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 32. Hence to give to run; and the fr. borne.
the boots to one, to scorn, to make a laughing Bout, onset, turn, hit, in fighting, or dancing.
stock of one, to play with, in germ. einen H. 4, 7. TN. 3, 4. aHf. 1, 5. C. 5, 8. RJ. 1,
schrauben. TG. 1, 1. Kin to the greek bo- 5. The word is the ital. botta. S. Douce's Ill,
thein, boethein, to aid, assist, pūs, foot, of Sh. I, 233.
gr. batein, to tread.

Bow, yoke for oxen. AL. 3, 5.
to Boot, to stead, (wh. s.) to serve. WT. 3, 2. to Bower, to close up. RJ. 3. 2. germ. ein-
in active sense. AC. 2, 5.

hauern , from Bauer, bird's cage. Bo peep, a gaise of nurses with children, con- Bow hand. s. aim.

sisting in drawing near and retiring, crying Bowstrings. Hold or cut bowstrings, MD. 1.
cuckoo, viz see, see! look, look! KL. 1, 4. 2. proverb meaning on all risk, as in germ.
Bo is from the greek būs, ox, frightening es mag biegen oder brechen.

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