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ther male or female, Temp. iii. 1, Tw. Fit. A division in a song. There is a FORDO. To undo, to destroy, Ham. v, 1, N. iii. 4.

play upon the word here ; in its musical Oth. v. 1, Lear v. 3. Fellowly. Sympathetic, Temp. v. 1. sense, and in its other one, of “fits and FORE-END. The first part, Cymb. iii. 3. FENNEL. An inflammatory herb. Conger starts," Tr. Cr. ii. 1.

FOREFEND. To forbid, prohibit, Win. ecl being also considered a hot food, to FIT OF THE FACE. An affected look, a T. iv. 3, 2 Hen. VI. iii. 2. eat the two together was considered an grimace, Hen. VIII. i. 3.

FOREHAND. Previous, Much Ado iv. I. act of dissolute sociality, 2 Hen. IV. ii. FITCHEW. A pole-cat, Tr. Cr. v. 1. Ap

FOREHAND SHAFT. A particularly con4. Fennel was also held to be emble- plied to a musk-scented, bad woman, structed arrow, for shooting straight, matic of flattery, Ham. iv. 5. Oth. iv, 1.

2 Hen. IV. iii. 2. Feodary. (Spelt also, Fedary.) A feu- FIVES.

A corruption of the Fr. Avives. FORMAL Sedate, rational, sane, Com. dal vassal, a dependant, a subordinate An inflammatory disease in the neck E. v. 1, Tw. N. ii. 5. agent, a confederate, Mea. M. ii. 4, of horses, Tam. S. iii. 2.

FORESAY. To foretell, predict, Cymb. Cymb. iii. 2.

FLAMEN.

A pagan priest, Corio. ii. 1, Fern-seed. It was thought to render

Tim. A. iv. 3

FORESLOW. To loiter, delay, 3 Hen. VI. people invisible. The seed of the FLAP-DRAGON. A small combustible body ii. 3. plant is said to be so; perhaps from in a glass of liquor; to be swallowed FORFEITS. Rules hung in a barber's its growing at the back of the leaf, 1 while alight; a toper's prank, Love's shop, to maintain regularity and good Hen. IV. ii. i. L. L. y. I.

order, Mea. M. ii. 2. FESTINATE. Quick, speedy: Lat. Fes- FLAP-JACKS. Pancakes, Peric. ii. 1. FORGETIVE. From to forge, or to make;

tinatus, Lear iii. 7. “Festinately,” | FLAUNTS. Finery, showy dresses, Win. imaginative, inventive, 2 Hen. IV. iv. 3. Love's L. L. iii. I.

FORMER. Used for foremost, Jul. Cæs. v. 1. FESTIVAL TERMS. Holiday, or florid FLAW. A sudden wind-storm, 2 Hen. FORMER. Fore, foremost, first in rank, language, Much Ado v. 2.

IV. iv. 4, 2 Hen. VI. iii. 1, Ham. v. I, Jul. Cæs. v. 1. FET. Fetched, derived, Hen. V. jj. 1, 2 Peric. iii. 1. A breach, fault, or de- FORSPOKE. Anticipated, forbidden, Ant. Hen. VI. ii. 4, Rich. III. ii. 2. fect, Love's L. L. V. 2.

Cl. iii. 7. FETCH OF WARRANT. A sanctioned Erick FLECKED. Spotted, speckled, Rom. J. ii. 3. FORTHRIGHT. A direct path, Temp. iii. or pretence, Ham. ii. 1. FLEET. For float, Ant. Cl. iii. 11.

3, Tr, Cr. iii. 3. FETTLE. To prepare, to make ready; FLESHMENT. Pride, stimulated by new- FORty. Used anciently to express an

to adjust, to put in order; still in pro- ly-achieved success. A soldier is said indefinite number; as now, fifty, a vincial use, Rom. J. iii. 5. (In most to “flesh his sword” when first he hundred, or a score, i Hen. VI. i. 3, editions,“ settle."] draws blood with it, Lear ii, 2.

Corio. ii. 1. FEWNESS AND TRUTH. Briefly and veri- FLEWED. Having overhanging chaps,

FOR WHY. Used as because, Two Gen. tably, or, in few words and truly, like a hound; called 'Flews,' Mids. V. ii. 1. Com. E. üi, 2, Rich. II. v. I, Mea. M. i. 5. N. iv. I.

Tit. A. ii. 1, Pass. Pilgrim 7 & 11. Fico, or Figo. Fig. A term of con- FLIRDERTIGIBBET. The name of a fiend,

FOUR. This word (like "forty") seems tempt and defiance; said to be of Lear iii. 4.

to have been occasionally used to exSpanish origin, 1er. W. i. 3. Hen. V. FLICKERING. Fluttering, as flame, Lear press an indefinite number, Hen. V. iii. 6 & iv. 1. ii. 2.

V. 1, Corio. i. 6, Ham. ï. 2, Ant. Cl. FIFTEEN. A tax; a fifteenth part of each FLIGHT. A light, slender arrow, for subject's personal property, 2 Hen. VI. shooting at long distances, Much Ado

Fox.

A cant term for a sword, Hen. V. iv. 7

iv. 4. FIG. To show contempt for, 2 Hen. IV. FLIRT-GILL. A light-charactered wench, FRACTED. Broken, Hen. V. ii. I, Tim. V. 4

Rom. J. ii. 4. Fights. Cloths hung round a ship when FLOTE. A poetical name for the sea, as FRAMPOLD). Vexatious, uncomfortable, in action, to conceal the men, Mer. W. waves; Fr. Flot, a wave, Temp. i. 2.

Mer. W. ii. 2. ii. 2.

FLUSH. Ripe, full, luxuriant, Ant. Cl. i. FRANK. A place to fatten hogs, a sty, 2 File. Number, list, catalogue, Mea. M. 4, Tim. A. v. 5, Ham. iii. 3.

Hen. IV. ii. 2. ui. 2, Macb. iii. 1 & v. 2. FLUSHING. Springing; and, moreover,

FRANKED UP.

Styed, like swine, Rich. FiLED. Contraction of defiled, Macb. the redness occasioned by weeping,

III. i. 3 & iv. 5. iii. 1. Also, kept an equal pace with,

Ham. i. 2.

FRANKLIN

A freeholder, Win. T. v. 2, Hen. VIII. iii. 2.

FLUXIVE Flowing with tears, Lover's i Hen. IV. ii. 1, Cymb. iii. 2. FILL. Now called Thill. Fill-horse, or Comp. 8.

Fray. An affray, a tight, Mer. W. ii. 1, Phill-horse, the shaft-horse, Tr. Cr. Fos. A check, a balk, Com. E. iv. 3. Much Ado v. 1, Mids. N. iii. 2.

"Fobbed;" checked, balked, baffled, FRAYED. Frightened, Tr. Cr. ii. 2. Filly. A young mare; opposed to colt, 1 Hen. IV. i. 2. Cheated, tricked, de- FREE. Shakespeare, Chaucer, and other a young horse, Mids. Ni. I. frauded, Oth. iv. 2.

early pocts, use this word for free from FIND FORTH. Used formerly for find Foin, To thrust fiercely in fencing, vicious taint, pure, chaste, Mea. M. i. out, Com. E. i 2, Mer. V. i. I.

Mer. W. ii. 3, 2 Hen. IV. i. 1, Lear 2, Tw. N. ii. 4, Win. T. ii. 3. FINE. To end, conclude, Lucrece 134.

iv. 6.

FREE TOWN. The name of a place said To adorn, Hen. V. i. 2.

Foison. Abundance, especially appli- to be the Capulets' castle, in Brookes's FINE. Conclusion, Much Ado, i. 1. cable to harvest, Temp. ii. 1 & iv. 1, Romeus and Juliet, 1562, Rom. J. i. 1. FINE. Evasive, prevaricating ;wily, (Song.! Mea. M. i.

5,
Macb. iv.

3,

Ant. FRENCH CROWN. The term has three crafty ; Fr. trop fine, "too fine,"All's

significations :-a picce of French W. v. 3. Used in this sense, and in its FOND. Weakly loving, foolish, Rom. J. money : the head of a Frenchman ; more usual one of refined, elegant, iii. 3, Ham. i. 5, Lcar i, 4 & iv. 7: and a disease in the scalp, said to be polished, ı Hen. IV. iv. 1.

FOND AND WINNOWED.

Esteemed and French. Shakespeare plays upon the FINE AND RECOVERY. This was formerly choice, Ham. v. 2.

words, Mea. M. i. 2, Mids. N. i. 2, the strongest assurance known to the Fools' ZANIES.

Fools' baubles; which Hen. V. iv. I. English law, Mer. W. iv. 2.

had a fool's head on them, Tw. N. i. 5.

FRETS. The stopping points in a lute or FINELESS. Endless, Oth. iii. 3.

Sce BAUBLE.

guitar, Tam. S. 1, 1, Ham. iii. 2. FINSBURY. A space of ground adjoining Foot. To clutch, Cymb. v. 4. To kick, FRIPPERY. Originally meaning an old

the city of London, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 1. to spurn, Mer. Ven. i. 3, Cymb. iii. 5. clothes-shop; now confined to its conFIRAGO. For Virago. A double wilful FOOT-CLOTH. The housing to a horse ; tents, Temp. iv. 1.

blunder of Sir Toby's, applying the used on state occasions, 2 Hen. VI. FRIZE. A coarse woollen cloth, made in term to a man; instead of, as is usual, iv. 7, Rich. III, ji, 4.

Wales, Mer. W. v. 5, Oth. ii. 1. to a turbulent woman, Tw. N. v. 4. For. Used in the sense of “because," FRONTLET. A fore-head band, metaphoFIRE-DRAKE. A fiery dragon. Humor- or “since," Cymb. iv. 2, Oth. i. 3. rically meaning a scowling look, Lear

ously, a man with a flaming nose, FORAGE. To go forth abroad; from the Hen. VIII. v. 3.

Lat. Foris, John v: i. To range for FRUSH. To bruise, or break in pieces ; FIRK. To beat, to thrash, Hen. V. iv. 4. provender, Love's L. L. iv. 1, Hen. Fr. Froisser, Tr. Cr. v. 6. FIRST COMPLAINT. This has been ob

FULLAMS. Loaded dice so named. They jected to, as affording no meaning; FORCE. To care for, to heed, Love's were called “high fullams," or "low and Mr Collier's MS. corrector gives L. L. v. 2. Also, to urge, Corio. ii. 2. fullams,” according as they were re“thirst complaint.” But, “first

Likewise to cram or stuff. (Still in quired. They were chiefly made at fers to the former of Menenius's self- modern use as “force-meat,") Tr. Cr. Fulham, in Middlesex ; hence the accusations, -his being a “humorous ii. 3.

iii. 2.

CI. ii. 7.

i. 4

V. i. 2.

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name, Mer. W. i. 3. patrician;" humorous signifying, as he FORCED. Stuffed, Tr. Cr. v. 1. Supplied FUMITER. A rampant weed in corn, himself goes on to explain," hasty and with forces, manned, strengthened, Lear iv. 4. Called “ Fumitory," Hen. tinder-like," Corio, ii. i.

V. v. 2.

Macb. v. 5.

iy. 4.

Ven. i. 3.

FURNISHINGS. Appendages, Lear iii. 1.
GERMANS. Relations, Oth. i. 1.

GOOD-DEED. Truly, in very deed, Win.
FUST.
To mould, or grow fusty, Ham. GERMINS. Seeds, germinations, Macb.

T. i. 2. iv. 1, Lear ini. 2.

Good DEN. Good even. or evening. FUSTILARIAN. A Falstaffism for a fusty GESTThe stage of progress, as well as (See Den.) Much Ado iii. 2. fellow, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 1,

resting place in a journey:

Likewisc GOOD MY LORD, and GOOD MADAM. the time for resting. Old Fr. Giste, form of polite acknowledgment, equiv. Win. T. i. 2.

alent to our modern, “ You are very G

GESTS. Deeds, exploits; Lat. Gesta, good,” Ham. ii. 1 & ii. 2 & v. 2. GABERDINE. A coarse cloak, or gown ; Ant. Cl. iv. 7. [In some editions, given GOOD-NIGHTS. Last - dying - speeches Span, Gavardina, Temp. ii. 2, Mer. "guests."]

made into ballads, 2 Hen. IV. iii. 2. GHOST. Sometimes used for corse, dead

GOKBELLIED.

Fat, corpulent, i Hen. GAD. A sharp point, a spur. “Upon body. The word occurs three times in

IV. ii. 2. the gad," on the spur of the occasion, this scene: first, meaning dead body; Goss, or Gorse. Furze. A heath plant, Tit. A. iv. 1, Lear i. 2.

second and third, meaning spirit, or bearing yellow blossoms, Temp. iv. I. GAGE. Pledge. The glove, or gauntlet soul of the departed. 2 Hen. VI. iii. 2. GOSSAMER. (Spelt also, Gossomer.) The thrown down, was called a gage or

GHOSTED. Haunted, ghost-like, Ant. Cl. webs of a particular kind of spider, defiance, Rich. II. iv, 1. Used also for ii, 6.

that float in the air during the latter gauge,” to measure, Mer. Ven. i. 1. Gib. A male cat. The gib cat is now summer season, Leariv. 6, Rom. J. ii. 6. GAGED. Laid as a wager, Ham. i. I. called the tom cat; gib being the ab- Gossips. To act as gossip, or sponsor in GAIN-GIVING. Uncertainty of mind, breviation of Gilbert, i Hen. IV. i. 2, giving a name, All's W. i. 1. misgiving, Ham. V. 2.

Ham. iii. 4

GOURDS.

False dice. (See FULLAM.) GAIT. Procedure, Ham i. 2.

GIBBET. To hang; not only on a gal- Mer. W. i. 3. GALLIAN. For Gallic, or French, Cymb. lows, but to hang any thing up, or on, Gouts. Drops; Fr. Gouttes, Macb ii. 1. i. 7, 1 Hen. VI. v. 4.

2 Hen. IV. 11. 2.

GOVERNMENT. Mildness and gentle subGALLIARD. A French dance, lively and Gig. A small whipping-top, made of mission, with self-control and reticence, nimble, Tw. N. i. 3, Hen. V. i. 2. horn, Love's L. L. iv. 3 & v. 1.

3 Hen. VI. i. 4, Hen. VIII. ii. 4. GALLIASSES. Galleys of large construc

GIGLOT. A dissolute woman, Mea. M. GRACE AT MEAT. Sometimes said in tion, Tam. S. ii. 1.

V. 1, 1 Hen. VI. iv. 7, Cymb. iii. 1. metre, Mea. M. i. 2, Tim. A. i. 2. Gallow. To scare, to frighten, Lear iji. 2. GILLYFLOWER. Gillyvor, Gillofer, or GRAMERCY. Great thanks; Fr. Grand GALLOWAY NAGS. Common hack horses, Gelofre; a flower of the stock, or car- merci, Mer. Ven. ii. 2, Rich. III. iii. 2, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4 nation tribe, Win. T. iv. 3.

Tim. A. ii, 2. “Gramercies,” Tam. S. GALLOWGLASSES. Heavy - armed foot- GAMMAL. Spelt likewise Gimmer. A i. 1.

soldiers of Ireland and the Western double ring, from the Lat. Gemellus, a GRANGE. Originally the farm-house, or

Isles, Macb. i. 2, 2 Hen. VI. iv. 9. twin. Also, machinery, or clock-work, granary to a monastery ; since used for GALLY-MAWFRY. A heterogeneous jum- i Hen. VI. i. 2.

a lone house, Mea, M. ii. 1, Win. T. ble, Win. T. iv. 3, Mer. W. ii. 1,

GIMMAL BIT. A linked, or double bit, iv. 3, (Song, Oth. i. 1. GAMESTER. A familiar term for a de- Hen. V. iv, 2.

GRAVE. Deadly, fatal, Ant. Cl. iv. 10. bauchee of either sex, All's W. v. 3, GING. A gang, Mer. W. iv. 2.

GRAVE, To bury, Tim, A. iv. 3. Hen. VIII, i. 4.

GIRD. To cut, or lash with sarcasm, 2 “Graved,” Rich. If, iii. 2. GAPING. Bawling, Hen. VIII. v. 3. Hen. IV. i. 2, Corio i. 1.

GRAVE. The original folio word ; in GARBOILS. Uproars, commotions, Ant. GIRDED. Besieged, Hen. V. iii. (Chor.) some editions altered to

grace.

" But Cl. i. 3& ii. 2. Fr. ille.

GIRDLE. To turn the girdle, meant, grave," as a poetical embodiment of GARDEN-HOUSE. Now called a summer- that when a man intended to challenge buried beauties, forms an antithesis house, Mea. M. v. I.

another at wrestling, he turned the with the subsequent phrase, “What's GARDON. Costard's mispronunciation of buckle of his belt behind ; that his ad- seen now,” Win. T. v. I. guerdon, Love's L. L. iii. I.

versary might have a good gripe of his

GREASILY.

Grossly, Love's L. L. iv, 1. GASKINS. Wide hose, or breeches, Tw. girdle, Much Ado v. 1.

GREAVES. Leg-armour. In some ediGis. Supposed to be a substituted form tions spelt“graves; "in others, changed GASTED. Ghasted, made aghast, af- of asseveration for "Jesus," Ham. iv. to “glaives," 2 Hen. IV. iv. í. frighted, Lear ii. 1.

5, (Song.)

GREEK. The Greeks being a jovial peoGASTNESS. Ghastness, or ghastliness, GLEEK. To joke, to scoff, or beguile, ple, As merry as a Greek became Oth. v. 1.

Mids. N. ii. 1, 1 Hen. VI. ii. 2, Rom. proverbial; and has been corrupted GAUDY NIGHT, A “ gaudy day” is a day J. iv. 5, Hen. V. v. 1.

into a 'merry Grig,' Tr. Cr. i. 2 & iv. 4. of rejoicing and festivity.

Still used in GLOVE. In the days of chivalry the GREEN. Unripe. Metaphor for unexthe English universities and inns of glove was worn on the helmet, as the perienced. John iii. 4. court, Ant. Cl. ii. 11.

favour of a lady; and at times, as a GREGORY. Gregory VIIth became a byGawds. Toys, finery, gew-gaws, Mids. challenge, Hen. V. iv. 1 & iv. 7.

word with the early rcformers for N. i. 1, John iii. 3, Tr. Cr. iii. 3.

GLOVES. They used formerly to be violence, and enormity of every deGEAR. Matter in hand, Mer. Ven. i. 1, 2 daintily scented, Win. T. iv. 3, Song.) scription; hence Falstaff applies the

Hen. VI. iii. 1. Dress, Love's L. L. v. 2. Gloze. To sophisticate, wheedle, or ca- epithet-title of “Turk” to a Christian GECK. A fool, a dupe, Tw. N. v. 1. A jole, Rich. II. ii. 1, Hen. V. i. 2, Tit. Pope, i Hen. IV. v. 3. butt, a laughing-stock, Cymb. V. 4. A. iv, 4, Tr, Cr, ü. 2, Peric. i. .

GRIPE, A vulture. The original meanGENERAL. The populace, Mea. M. ii. 4, Glut. To swallow up, to englut; Fr. ing was grillin, Lucrece 78. Ham. ii. 2.

Engloutir, Temp. i. 1.

GRISE. (Spelt also Grize.) A step, a GENERAL GENDER. The common race of GNARLED.

Knotted, snaggy, Mea. M. degree, T'w. N, ii, 1, Tim. A. iv. 3, people, Ham. iv. 7.

ii. 2. GENEROUS. Noble in birth and rank, GNARLING. Snarlingly gnawing, Rich. GRISLY. Frightful, hideous, Peric. iii. Mca. M. iv. 6, Oth. iii. 3. II. i. 3, 2 Hen. VI. ii. 1.

(Gower.) [In some editions grizzled.] GENNET. A Jennet, a Spanish or Bar- GO TO THE WORLD. Meaning to be

GROUND.

A term in music. The subbary horse, Oth. i. 1.

married, All's W. i. 3, Much Ado ii. 1. ject, or air upon which variations, or GENTILITY. High birth, and breeding, GODFATHERS.

Formerly the twelve descants are made, Rich. III. iii. 7. Love's L. L. i. 1, As You L, I, I.

jurymen used to be jocosely called the GROUNDLINGS. The audience in the pit GENTLE. Belonging to gentry, noble, prisoner's godfathers, Mer. Ven. iv. I. of a theatre, which was also called high-minded, Temp. i. 2, Cymb. iv. 2. GOD 'Ild, or 'lELD. Corruption of God

the

'Ground ;' and the seats, GENTLE To put in the rank of a gen- yield, or reward you, As You L. iii. 3, groundstands,' Ham. jii. 2. tleman, Hen. V. iv. 3.

N. i. 5.

Oth. i. 3.

Ham. iv. 5.

GROWING. Accruing, Com. E. iv, 1. GENTLES. Gentlemen, Love's L. L. iv. GOD'S SONTIES. Thought to be a cor- GUARDED. Ornamented with trimmings, 2, Tam. S. iii. 2.

ruption of God's saints; anciently Mer. Ven. ii. 2, Hen. VIII. (Prol.) GENTRY. Used for urbanity, politeness, written saunctes, Mer. Ven. ii. 2. GUARDS. Embroideries, or lace trimHam. ii. 2.

GONGARIAN Pistol's more sonorous mings on dress, Much Ado i. 1, Love's GENTRY. Rank or degree as gentle- form of “Hungarian,” Mer. W. i. 3. L. L. iv. 3, Mea, M. iii. 1.

men, Merry W. ii. 1, Win. 1. i. 2, Good CHEAP. Ital. Buon mercato, Fr. GUDGEON, The Gudgeon is a common Corio. in. I.

Bon marché. A phrase formerly in com- bait for fish, It is itself, also, casily GERMAN CLOCK. A notoriously fantasti- mon use for a good bargain. There caught; and therefore esteemed foolcal piece of machinery, and as notori- was even

the expression better ish, Mer, Ven. i. 3. ously incomplete and disorderly, Love's cheap ;" while “cheap" and “cheap- GUERDON.

Recompense, Much Ado v. L. L. iii. 1.

ing" came to signify a market. Hence 3, (Scroll.) Costard, who does not GERMANE or GERMAN. Akin, allied, Cheapside and Eastcheap, i Hen. IV. comprehend the word, blunders it into Win. T. iv. 3, Ham. v. 2.

gardon," Love's L. I. ii. i.

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iii. 2.

iv. 2.

HAIR

iii. 3.

the

GUERDONED. Rewarded, 2 Hen. VI. i. HARLOT. A hireling: applied to both man llabru Hob, or nob, is a drink. 4, 3 Hen. VI. iii. 3. base men and base women, Com. E. ing expression; Will

you

have GUINEA HEN. A cant term for a pur- V. 1, Win. T. ii. 3.

glass or not?' It was used to signify chasable woman, Oth, i. 3.

HARLOTRY. Used both as adjective and a choice of any kind, Tw. N. iii. 4. GUINEVER. King Arthur's queen, Love's noun by Shakespeare, i Hen. IV. ii. 4 HOLDING. Burden, or (in modern parL. L. iv, 1. & iii. 1.

lance) Chorus, Ant. Cl. ii. 7. GULES. A term in heraldry for the HARNESS. Armour; Fr. Harnois, Macb. HOLIDAME. An exclamation, thought colour of red, Tim. A. iv. 3, Ham. ii. 2. v. 5, Ant. CI. iv. 8.

to mean,-' By the Virgin Mary,' Gulf. Throat, gullet; that which gulps, HARNESSED. Equipped in armour, Tr.

Tam. S. v. 2. or engulfs, Macb. iv. 1.

Cr. i. 2.

Holla. This word (perhaps more proGULL A trick, Much Ado ii. 3. To HARRIED. The same meaning as Har. perly spelt hola) is a term of the madupe, to trick, Tw. N. ii. 3.

rowed. To harass, torment, ill-treat, nege, bidding a horse stop, As You GUMMED VELVET. Velvets used to be Ant. CI. iii. 3.

L. iii. 2, Venus and Ad. 48. A comgummed to make them stifi"; and con

HATCHED.

Engraved, Fr. Haché. mand to halt, Lear v. 3, Oth. i. 2. sequently they soon fret into shreds, *Hatchings,' in the present day,

HOLp. Perfect tense of to help, Temp. i Hen. IV. ii. 2.

Etchings,') an engraver's technical i. 2, John i. 1. GUXSTONES. Cannon balls of stone, term, Tr. Cr. i. 3.

HOLY-ALE. A rural festival, Peric. i. Hen. V. i. 2.

HAVING. Used as a substantive, for pos- (Gower.) GURNET, SOUSED. A common fish of the session, or property, Mer. W. ii. 2, HONESTY. Sometimes used for virtue,

piper kind; supposed to be vulgar Macb. i. 3. “Havings,” Hen. VIII. purity, chastity, Merry W. ii. 1, As food when so prepared, i Hen. IV.

You L. iii 3 & iv. 1, All's W. iii. 4. iv. 2. HAVOCK. A word of signal for general

HONEY-SEED.

Quickly's blunder for Gust. To taste, to be aware of, Win. T. slaughter ; for no quarter to be given, homicide; as she uses “honey-suckle”

i. 2. Also zest, relish, Tw. N. i. 3. John ii. 2, Corio. iii. 1, Jul. Cæs. iii. 1, for homicidal, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 1. Gust. Used elliptically and figuratively

Ham. v. 2.

HONEY-STALKS.

The flower -stalks of to express violent burst of passion, HAY. A dance, said to be an abbrevi- clover, which are sweet to the taste, storm of wrath, Tim. A. iii. 5. ation of 'Haydigyes,' a rural dance,

Tit. A. iv. 4. Gyve. To fetter, Oth, ii. 1.

Love's L. L. v. I.

HOODMAN-BLIND. The game of blindHEADY. Violent, impetuous, ungovern- man's buff, Ham. iii. 4.

able, wilful, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 3, Hen. V. Hoop, A quart pot; so called for its H. i. 1 & iii. 3.

being made like a cask, with staves, HAGGARD. An untrained hawk, Tw. HEAT. Torin one heat, or course, in a held together with hoops, 2 Hen. VI. V. iii. 1. Much Ado iii. 1, Tam. S. iv. race,

Win. T. i. 2 1 & iv, 2. In the sense of irreclaim- HEBENON. Ebony. The juice was said HoP-DANCE. The name of a fiend, Lear able, Oth. ii. 3. to be a poison, Ham. i. 5.

iii. 6. Quality, texture, character, ! HEDGE. To swerve, to deviate; still a HOPES. Used for expectations, i Hen. Hen. IV. iv. I. Against the hair," sporting term, Mer. W. ii. 2, Tr. Cr.

IV. i. 2. is a saying equivalent to · Against the

HORN IS DRY. A horn was carried by grain,' Mer. W. ii. 3. Tr. Cr. i. 2. HEFTs. Retchings, heavings of the sto

Bedlam beggars, which they HALCYON. The kingfisher. It was be- mach, Win. T. ii. i. Tender-hefted," wound when arriving at a house to

lieved that when hung up in a room, i.e., moved, or heaved tenderly, Lear ask alms, and into which they put this bird would always turn its beak to ii. 4

what drink they were given. Shakethe point of the wind, Lear ii. 2. HELL. Formerly used jocularly for a speare, in making Edgar exclaim, HALF-CAPS. Slight salutations, half- prison-dungcon, Com. E. iv. 2.

"Poor Tom, thy horn is dry," not bows with the cap, Tim. A. ii. 2.

HENCE. For henceforth, 2 Hen. IV. only assigns him a speech which is a HALF-FACED GROAT. A coin with the

last attempt to preserve the character face in profile: some coins about that HENCHMAN. An attendant page. The

he has assumed, as containing a menperiod being stamped with a full-face etymology contested, Mids. N. ii. 2. dicant hint that his horn needs replen' on them, John i. 1.

HENT. Seized, laid hold of, or taken, ishing, but which possesses an exquiHalf-KIRTLE. A short, loose dress, Win. T. iv. 2, (Song,) Mea, M. iv. 6. site double significance, as allusive to

worn by courtezans, 2 Hen. IV. v. 4. Used also for occasion, or opportunity his powers of “counterfeiting" being, HALIDOM. Holiness, faith, sanctity. to be seized, Ham. iii. 3.

exhausted at sight of Lear's condition, Literally Holy-dom, formed like King- | HERB OF GRACE. Rue, Rich. II. iii. 4, Lear iii. 6. dom. A term of asseveration, Two All's W. iv. 5, Ham. iv. 5.

HOROLOGE. A clock; Lat. Horologium, Gen. iv. 2. Hest. Injunction, command, Temp. i.

Oth. ii. 3. A HALL, A HALL! An exclamation, to 2, iii. 1, iv. 1, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 3.

Hose, Breeches and stockings, both in clear a space in a crowd, Rom. J. i. 5. HIDE FOX AND ALL AFTER.

A com

one, Mer. W. ii. 1, i Hen. IV. ii. 4, HALLOWMAS. All-hallows, or All Saints. monly-known boys' gam called 'All

Love's L. L. iv. 3. The poor people, and beggars at Hal- hid,' and 'Hide and Seek,' Ham. Host. To lodge, Com. E. i. 2, All's W. lowmas went from door to door begging in a lacrymose tone for so-termed HIGH AND LOW. A cant phrase for false Hothouse. A house of ill-fame, Mca. * Soul-cakes," Two Gen. V. ii. 1. dice, Mer. W. i. 3.

M. ii. 1. Haxd. " At any hand;

or “In any

Hight. Called, named, Love's L. L, i. HOUSE. Used in the sense of the head hand.”

A phrase or idiom for “At 1, Mids. N. v. 1, Peric. iv. (Gower.) of the house, Lear ii. 4. all events,' .. In any case,' Tam. S. i. HILD.

For held; spelt thus for rhyme's Hoxes. Cuts the hamstrings. To hox, 2, All's W. ii. 6. Of all hands," is sake, Lucrece 180.

is a corruption of thc old English equivalent to 'In every way,' Love's HILDING. A low, cowardly rascal; a word, to 'hough,' pronounced L. L. iv. 3. “Or his hands," was a mean woman, All's W. iii. 6, Tam, S. 'hock,' Win. T. i. 2. technical phrase, for 'Of his height,' ii. 1, 2 Hen. IV. i. 1, Cymb. ii. 3, Rom. HUGGER-MUGGER. Low, unworthy hidMer. W. i. 4, Win. T. v. 2. J. ii. 4 & iii. 5.

ing, or concealment, Ham, iv. 5. HANDFAST. Contract, marriage-engage- Hip. To "have on the hip;" i. e., at HULK. The mere carcase of a ship: ment, Cymb. i. 6. (In some editions

complete advantage, Mer. Ven. i. 3, used metaphorically, 2 Hen. IV. i. 1 printed as two words, “Hand fast," to Oth. ii. 1.

For a ship itself, 1 Hen. VI. the destruction of the meaning: ) Hiren. Corruption of Irene. Pistol's V. 5, Tr. Cr. ii. 3. HAND-FAST. “In hand-fast" is 'in main- name for his sword, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4. HULL. To float listlessly on the waves,

prise;' which means, in the custody of His. Almost always used for “its” by Rich. III. iv. 4, Tw. N. i. 5. “Hull-
a friend on bail, or on security given, old writers. “ His effect of gravity, ing,” Hen. VIII. ii. 4.
Win. T. iv. 3.

2 Hen. IV, i. 2.
“ His grand sea,'

HUMOROUS. Humid, damp, Rom. J. ii. HANGER. The loop of the belt in which Ant. Cl. iii. 10.

Also used for humorsome, or caprithe sword was suspended, Ham. v. 2. HOBBIDIDANCE. The name of a fiend, cious, 2 Hen. IV. iv. 4, As You L i 1, HAPPILY. Used for haply, perchance, Lear iv. I.

HUMOUR. Any peculiarity or eccentriOth. iii. 3, Ham. i. 1, Mea. M. iv. 2. HOBBY - HORSE. A mimic horse that city of conduct or manner, was termed HARDIMENT Bravery, stoutness, figured in the morris-dance. Latterly, a man's humour. Shakespeare ridi. Hen. IV. i. 3, Cymb. v. 4.

omitted; which gave rise to the almost culed the coxcombry of the application HARE. Said to be a melancholy animal, proverbial expression, “The hobby- in the character of Nym, Mer. W. ii. i Hen. IV. i. 2.

horse is forgot,” Love's L. L. iii. 1, I, Hen. V. ii. 1. HARLOCK. Supposed to be Charlock, Ham. iii. 2.

HUNDRED MERRY TALES, An old jest the wild mustard,

common field

HOB, NOB. Derived from Hab, nab;' book so titled, Much Ado ii, 1. weed, Lear iv. 4.

which means have, or not have ; Ger- | HUNT-COUNTER. A name given by Fal.

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IMPORTLESS, Of no moment, unimport- INHABITABLE. For un habitable, Rich. dresses is on a wrong scent, 2 Hen. ant, Tr. Cr. i. 3.

II. i. 1. IV. i. 2. (See COUNTER.)

IMPOSE. Imposed service, command, INHERIT. Used simply for to obtain, or HUNTS-UP. A song to rouse hunters in Two Gen. V. iv. 3.

possess, with no reference to inherita morning, Rom. J. iii. 5.

IMPRESS. Impression, Two Gen. V. iii. ance, Two Gen. V. iii. 2, Rich. II. i. HU'RLY. Tumult, uproar, confusion, Armorial device, Rich. II. ii. 1. 1, Rom. J. i. 2, Tit. A. ii. 3.

Tam. S. iv. 1, John iii. 4, 2 Hen. IV. Forcible enlistment, Tr. Cr. ii. 1, Ant. INHIBITED. Prohibited, forbidden, Oth. iii. i. "Hurly-burly," Macb. i. 1, I Cl. iii. 7, Ham. i 1. To compel to i. 2, All's W. i. 1. Hen. IV. v, 1.

subjection, Macb, iv. 1.

INHOOPED. Cocks and quails, when HURRICANO. A water-spout, Tr. Cr. v. IMPUTATION. For imputed excellence, matched for fighting, were confined 2, Lear iii. 2. Tr. Cr. i. 3, Ham. v. 2.

within hoops, Ant. Cl. ii. 3. HURTLED. Clashed, struggling toge

INCARDINATE. Azuc-cheek's ignorant INIQUITY, The 'Vice,' or Buffoon, in ther; Fr. Heurter, Jul. Cæs. ii. 2, As use of the word "incarnate,' Tw. N. the old dramas or moralities, went also You L. iv. 3. V. I.

by the title of " Iniquity,” Rich. III. HUSBAND. Anciently used for husband- INCARNARDINE. To stain of a carna- iii. 1, Hen. IV. ii. 4 man, 2 Hen. IV. v. 3.

tion-red colour, Macb. ii. 2.

INKHORN MATE. An inkhorn was used HUSBANDRY. Household government,

INCENSED. Prompted, urged, instructed, to denote a pedantic person, 1 Hen. Mer. Ven. iii. 4. Thrift, frugality, Much Ado v. 1, Rich. III. iii, 1, Hen. VI. iii. 1. economy, Macb. ii. i.

Prudence,
VIII. v. 1.

INKLE. Tape, Love's L. L. iji. 1, Win.
Hen. V. iv, 1, Tr. Cr, i. 2. Industry, INCH. An island. An Erse word,
Ham. i. 3.

Macb. i. 2.

INLAND BRED. Meaning gently, or HUSWIFE, or HOUSEWIFE. One sense of INCH-MEAL. By an inch at a time ; as well bred ; in opposition to upland

the word means a jilt, an inconstant, - we now say, piece-meal, Temp. ii. 2. bred, which meant rough and unpoa hussy, Hen. V. v. i.

Incision. Literally; cutting ; Lat. In- lished, As You L. ii. 7 and iii. 2. HYEM. Winter, Mids. N. ii. 2.

cido. To make incision," was a sur- INNOCENT. An idiot, All's W. iv. 3. HYEN. The hyena, As You L. iv. I. gical phrase for bleeding; humorously INSANE ROOT. Probably henbane, Macb.

employed as a wish for letting some of i. 3.

the foolish blood out of the person INSCRIPTION. This stage direction is I

addressed, As You L. iii. 2; a similar not in the original; but we have venI. In Shakespeare's time the personal allusion, Love's L. L. iv. 3.

tured to introduce it, as indicating the pronoun, I, was constantly used for the Ixclips. Embraces, encircles, Ant. Cl. couplet which the soldier finds near word of assent, “Ay;"- hence the ii. 7.

the grave, and which he is able to tendency to pun upon the term, Two Incli'DE. To close up, or conclude, read; while the writing on the tombGen. V. i. 1, Rom. J. iii. 2. Two Gen. V. v. 4.

stone he cannot decipher, it being I. Used to be repeated, for emphasis' INCONTINENT, INCONTINENTLY. Imme- in another "character, Tim. A. V. 4

sake, at the end of a phrase, 2 Hen. diately, suddenly, Rich. II.v.6,Oth. i. 3. Warburtonaltered "read” to “rcard," IV. ii. 4, Rom. J. ii. 1 & 5.

INCONY Delectable, dainty, pretty, and most editors follow his example. I'FECKS. Infaith, really, truly, Win. T. i. 2. Love's L. L. iii. 1 & iv, 1.

But Mr Staunton restored "read," inIGNOMY. Ignominy, Mea. M. ii. 4, I INCORPSED. Incorporated, made one terpreting the passage in the way which Hen. IV. v. 4, Tr. Cr. v. 11, Tit. A. iv. 2 body, Ham. iv, 7.

we feel to be the right one. (MIBAR. To secure, guard, fortify, make INDENT. To bargain, or make an agree

INSISTURE. A word known only in good, Hen. V. i. 2.

ment, i Hen. IV. i. 3. As a substan- Shakespeare; implying stability, and IMMANITY. Savageness, barbarity, i tive, it means an indentation, or in- order of position, Tr. Cr. i. 3.. Hen. VI. v. I.

bending, i Hen. IV. iii. 1.

INSTANCE. Motive, Rich. III. ii. 2, IMMEDIACY. Absolute representation, Index. Used in the sense of pre-indica

Ham. iii. 2.

tion, as well as subject matter, Rich. INSTANT ACTION. Most modern editors, I MMOMENT. Unimportant, not momen- III. ii. 2 & iv. 4, Ham. iii. 4, Oth. ii. 1, by placing a comma after these words, tous, Ant. Cl. v. 2. Tr. C. i. 3.

assimilate their sense too nearly with IMMURES. Wall - enclosures, fortifica- INDIFFERENCY. Equipoise; leaning to

that of the following ones, "a cause on tions, Tr. Cr. (Prol.)

neither side, John ii. 2. Moderation, foot;" whereas "instant action" form IMP. A sprout, an offspring. At first a 2 Hen. IV. iv. 3.

the close of Lord Bardolph's first proserious term; latterly jocose, and ap- INDIFFERENT. Impartial, Hen. VIII. 2 position, and mean immediate operaplied even to small demons, Love's L. 4. Moderately, Tw. N. i. 3 & 5, Ham. tion. The passage, as it stands, is L. i. 2 & v. 2, 2 Hen. IV. V. 5, Hen. iii. 1. "Indifferent children of the confessedly obscure; and various atV. iv. I.

earth;" generality of mortals, Ham. ii. 2. tempts have been made to clear it, lup. To supply a broken feather in a INDIGEST Used as a substantive to ex- by altering the punctuation, and by

hawk's wing. Used metaphorically, press a matter undigested, crude, un- changing "if” to “in," in the first line. Rich. II. ii. 1.

regulated, John v. 7. Adjectively, for We inclined to think (and Henley and IMPAIR. Unequal, unworthy; Lat. Im- unformed, shapeless, Sonnet 114,

Mason had the same idea that the par, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

INDIGN Unworthy Lat. Indignus, “Indeed" beginning the second line ISIPALE. To encircle with a pale, 3 Hen.

was a misprint for • Induc'd;" which VI. iii. 2 & 3.

INDIRECTION. Wrong, or crooked course, gives a sense in conformity with the IMPARTIAL. On one occasion, Shake- Jul. Cæs. iv. 3, Johu ini. 1.

gist of Lord Bardolph's argument; but speare uses the word to signify not INDIRECTLY. Wrongfully, John ii. 1, in all probability there has been a line taking part. The Duke leaves Angelo Hen. V. ii. 4, Rich. III. iv. 4.

lost between “war" and "Indeed," 2 to act the part of judge, while he him- INDITE. To summon, to convict, Rom.

Hen. IV. i. 3. self soon after withdraws, Mea. M. v. 1 J. ii. 4, Ham. ii. 2.

INSUPPRESSIVE. Not to be restrained, IMPARTMENT. Imparting, making a INDUED. Invested, endowed, provided, Jul. Cæs. ii. 1. communication, Ham. i. 4.

Two Gen. V. v. 4, Love's L. L. V. 2, INTEND. To pretend, Tam. S. iv. I. Impeach. For impeachment, accusa- Com. E. ii, 1, Hen. V. ï. 2, Ham. iv. 7. “Intending," Rich. III. iii. 5, Tim. A. tion, Com. E. v. 1.

INDURANCE. For durance, confinement, ii. 2, Lucrece 18. IMPEACHMENT. Obstruction, preven- imprisonment, Hen. VIII. v, I. INTENDMENT. Intention, As You L. L 1,

tion, or hindrance; Fr. Empêcher, INFAMONIZE. A bombastious word for Hen. V. i. 2. Hen. V. iii, 6.

to make infamous,' or to disgrace, INTENIBLE. Upholding, All's W. i. 3: ISIPERSEVERANT. An old word, for un

Love's L. L. v. 2.

INTENTIVELY. Attentively, heedfully, perceiving, undiscerning. Its mod- INFECT. For infected, Tr. Cr. i. 3.

Oth. i.

3. crnized orthography would be imper- INFORMAL. Irrational, insane; opposed INTERESS'D. Become of interest, prove ceiverant, Cymb. iv. I.

to "formal,” which is used for staid, acceptable, Lear i. 1. IMPLEACHED. Interwoven, Lover's rational, Mea. M. v. i.

INTERGATORIES. Interrogatories, All's Comp. 30.

INGAGED. Pledged; by the throwing of W. iv. 3, Mer. Ven. v. I. IMPONE. To lay down by way of wager; the ring, as a gage, or pledge, All's W. INTRENCHANT. That which may not be from the Lat. Impono. It may repre- v. 3.

cut, Macb. v. 7. sont Osric's affected

way
of

pronoun- INGENIOUS. Used for intelligent, acute, INTRINSE. Intricate, Lcar ii. 2.
cing “impawned,' Ham. v. 2.
Lear iv. 6.

trinsicate," Ant. Cl. v. 2. IMPORTANCE.

Importunity, Tw. N. v. INGENIOUSLY. For ingenuously, Tim. A. INVECTIVELY. Abusively, As You L. 1, John ii. 1. Import, tendency, Win. ii. 2.

ii. 1. TV. 2.

IN GOOD TIME. A phrase of cheerful as- INVESTMENT. Vesture, dress, 2 Hen. IV. IMPORTANT. Importunate, urgent, Com. sent; equivalent to the French à la iv. I. E. v. 1, All's W. iii. 7, Much Ado ii. 1. bonne heure, Mea. M. iii. 1.

| INVISED. Unseen, Lover's Comp. 31.

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Oth. i. 3.

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T. iv. 3

Lear iii. 4.

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ther male or female, Temp. iii. 1, Tw. Fit. A division in a song.

There is a FORDO. To undo, to destroy, Ham. V. I, N. iji. 4.

play upon the word here; in its musical Oth. v. 1, Lear v. 3. FELLOWLY. Sympathetic, Temp. v. 1. sense, and in its other one, of “fits and FORE-END.' The first part, Cymb. iii. 3. FENNEL. An inflammatory herb. Conger starts," Tr. Cr. iii. I.

FOREFEND. To forbid, prohibit, Win. eel being also considered a hot food, to FIT OF THE FACE. An affected look, a T. iv. 3, 2 Hen. VI. iii. 2. eat the two together was considered an grimace, Hen. VIII. i.

3.

FOREHAND. Previous, Much Ado iv. 1. act of dissolute sociality, 2 Hen. IV. ii. FITCHEW. A pole-cat, Tr. Cr. v. 1. Ap FOREHAND SHAFT. A particularly con4. Fennel was also held to be emble plied to a musk-scented, bad woman, structed arrow, for shooting straight, matic of flattery, Ham. iv. 5. Oth. iv. 1.

2 Hen. IV. iii, 2. FEODARY. (Spelt also, Fedary:) A feu FIVES. A corruption of the Fr. Avives. FORMAL. Sedate, rational, sane, Com.

dal vassal, a dependant, a subordinate An inflammatory disease in the neck E. v. 1, Tw. N. ii. 5. agent, a confederate, Mea. M. ii. 4, of horses, Tam. S. ii. 2.

FORESAY. To foretell, predict, Cymb. Cymb. iii. 2.

FLAMEN.

A pagan priest, Corio. ii. 1, iv, 2. FERN-SEED. It was thought to render Tim. A. iv. 3.

FORESLOW. To loiter, delay, 3 Hen. VI. people invisible. The seed of the FLAP-DRAGON. A small combustible body ii. 3. plant is said to be so; perhaps from in a glass of liquor; to be swallowed FORFEITS. Rules hung in a barber's its growing at the back of the leaf, 1 while alight; a toper's prank, Love's shop, to maintain regularity and good Hen. IV. ii. I. L. L V. I.

order, Mea. M. ii. 2. FESTINATE. Quick, speedy; Lat. Fes- FLAP-JACKS. Pancakes, Peric. ii. 1. FORGETIVE. From to forge, or to make;

tinatus, Lear iii. 7. "Festinately," FLAUNTS. Finery, showy dresses, Win. imaginative, inventive, 2 Hen. IV. iv. 3. Love's L. L. iii. 1.

FORMER. Used for foremost, Jul. Cæs. v. 1. FESTIVAL TERMS.

Holiday, or florid Flaw. A sudden wind-storm, 2 Hen. FORMER. Fore, foremost, first in rank, language, Much Ado v. 2.

IV. iv. 4, 2 Hen. VI. iii. 1, Ham. v. 1, Jul. Cæs. v. 1. FET. Fetched, derived, Hen. V. iii. 1, 2 Peric. iii. 1.

A breach, fault, or de FORSPOKE. Anticipated, forbidden, Ant. Hen. VI. ii. 4, Rich. III. ii. 2. fect, Love's L. L. v. 2.

Cl. iii. 7. FETCH OF WARRANT, A sanctioned trick FLECKED. Spotted, speckled, Rom. J. ii. 3. ForthRIGHT. A direct path, Temp. iii. or pretence, Ham. ii. 1. FLEET. For float, Ant. Cl. iii. II.

3. Tr, Cr. iii. 3. FETTLE. To prepare, to make ready; FLESHMENT. Pride, stimulated by new FORTY. Used anciently to express an

to adjust, to put in order ; still in pro ly-achieved success. A soldier is said indefinite number; as now, fifty, a vincial use, Rom. J. iii. 5. [In most to “flesh his sword” when first he hundred, or a score, 1 Hen. VI. i. 3, editions, “settle."] draws blood with it, Lear ii, 2.

Corio. iii. 1. FEWNESS AND TRUTH. Briefly and veri FLEWED. Having overhanging chaps,

FOR WHY. Used as because, Two Gen. tably, or, in few words and truly, like a hound; called 'Flews,' Mids. V. iii, 1, Com. E. iii. 2, Rich. II. v. I, Mea. M. i. 5. N. iv. 1.

Tit. A. iii. 1, Pass. Pilgrim 7 & 11. Fico, or Figo. Fig. A term of con FLIBRERTIGIBBET. The name of a fiend, Four. This word (like "forty”) seems tempt and defiance; said to be of

to have been occasionally used to exSpanish origin, Mer. W. i. 3, Hen. V. FLICKERING. Fluttering, as flame, Lear press an indefinite number, Hen. V. iii. 6 & iv. 1. ii. 2.

V. I, Corio. i. 6, Ham. ii. 2, Ant. Cl. FIFTEEN. A tax; a fifteenth part of each FLIGHT. A light, slender arrow, for

subject's personal property, 2 Hen. VI. shooting at long distances, Much Ado Fox. A cant term for a sword, Hen. V. iv. 7.

i. I. Fig. To show contempt for, 2 Hen. IV. FLIRT-GILL. A light-charactered wench, FRACTED. Broken, Hen. V. ï.

I,

Tim. V. 4. Rom. J. ii. 4.

A. ii. 1. Fights. Cloths hung round a ship when FLOTE. A poetical name for the sea, as FRAMPOLD. Vexatious, uncomfortable, in action, to conceal the men, Mer. W. waves; Fr. Flot, a wave, Temp. i. 2.

Mer. W. ii. 2. ii. 2.

FLUSH. Ripe, full, luxuriant, Ant. Cl. i. FRANK. A place to fatten hogs, a sty, 2 FILE. Number, list, catalogue, Mea. M. 4. Tim. A. v. 5, Ham. ii. 3.

Hen. IV. ii. 2. iii. 2, Macb. ii, 1 & v. 2. FLUSHING. Springing; and, moreover,

FRANKED UP. Styed, like swine, Rich. FILED. Contraction of defiled, Macb. the redness occasioned by weeping, III. i. 3 & iv. 5. Also, kept an equal pace with, Ham. i. 2.

FRANKLIN. A freeholder, Win. T. v. 2, Hen. VIII. jii. 2.

FLUXIVE Flowing with tears, Lover's i Hen. IV. ii. 1, Cymb. iii. 2. FILL Now called Thill. Fill-horse, or Comp. 8.

FRAY. An affray, a fight, Mer. W. ii. 1, Phill-horse, the shaft-horse, Tr. Cr.

FOB.

A check, a balk, Com. E. iv. 3, Much Ado v. 1, Mids. N. iii. 2. iii. 2.

“Fobbed;" checked, balked, baffled, FRAYED. Frightened, Tr. Cr. iii. 2. Filly. A young mare; opposed to colt, 1 Hen. IV. i. 2. Cheated, tricked, de FREE. Shakespeare, Chaucer, and other 1 young horse, Mids. N. ii. 1. frauded, Oth. iv. 2.

early poets, use this word for free from FIND FORTH. Used formerly for find Foin. To thrust fiercely in fencing, vicious taint, pure, chaste, Mca. M. i. out, Com. E. i 2, Mer. V. i. 1.

Mer. W. ii. 3, 2 Hen. IV. ii. I,

Lear 2, Tw. N. i. 4, Win. T. ii. 3. FINE. To end, conclude, Lucrece 134. iv. 6.

FREE Town. The name of a place said To adorn, Hen. V. i. 2.

Foison. Abundance, especially appli to be the Capulets' castle, in Brookes's FINE. Conclusion, Much Ado, i. 1. cable to harvest, Temp. ii. 1 & iv. 1, Romeus and Juliet, 1562, Rom. J. i. 1. FINE. Evasive, prevaricating ; wily, (Song,) Mea, M. i. Macb. iv. 3, Ant.

FRENCH CROWN. 5)

The term has three crafty; Fr. trop fine, "too fine,” All's

significations : - a piece of French W. v. 3. Used in this sense, and in its FOND. Weakly loving, foolish, Rom. J. money ; the head of a Frenchman : more usual one of refined, elegant, ii. 3, Ham. i. 5, Lear i. 4 & iv. 7.

and a disease in the scalp, said to be polished, 1 Hen. IV. iv, 1.

FOND AND WINNOWED. Estecmed and French. Shakespeare plays upon the FINE AND RECOVERY. This was formerly choice, Ham. v. 2.

words, Mea. M. i. 2, Mids. N. i. 2, the strongest assurance known to the FOOLS' ZANIES. Fools' baubles; which Hen. V. iv. I. English law, Mer. W. iv. 2.

had a fool's head on them, Tw. N. i. 5. FRETS. The stopping points in a lute or FINELESS. Endless, Oth. iii. 3.

See BAUBLE.

guitar, Tam. S. ii. 1, Ham. iii. 2. FINSBURY. A space of ground adjoining Foot. To clutch, Cynıb. v. 4. To kick, FRIPPERY. Originally meaning an old

the city of London, 1 Hen. IV. ii, 1. to spurn, Mer. Ven. i. 3, Cymb. iii. 5. clothes-shop; now confined to its conFIRAGO. For Virago.double wilful

FOOT-CLOTH. The housing to a horse ; tents, Temp. iv. 1. blunder of Sir Toby's, applying the used on state occasions, 2 Hen. VI. FRIZE. A coarse woollen cloth, made in term to a man; instead of, as is usual, iv. 7, Rich. III. iii. 4.

Wales, Mer. W. v. 5, Oth. ii. 1. to a turbulant woman, Tw. N. iii. 4. FOR. Used in the sense of “because," FRONTLET. A fore-head band, metaphoFIRE-DRAKE. A fiery dragon. Humor or "since,” Cymb. iv, 2, Oth. i. 3. rically meaning a scowling look, Lear

ously, a man with a flaming nose, FORAGE. To go forth abroad; from the i. 4 Hen. VIII. v. 3.

Lat. Foris, John v. i. To range for FRUSH. To bruise, or break in pieces ; FIRK. To beat, to thrash, Hen. V. iv. 4.

provender, Love's L. L. iv. 1, Hen. Fr. Froisser, Tr. Cr. v. 6. FIRST COMPLAINT. This has been ob

FULLAMS. Loaded dice so named. They jected to, as affording no meaning; FORCE. To care for, to heed, Love's were called “high fullams," or "low and Mr Collier's MS. corrector gives L. L. V. 2. Also, to urge, Corio. ii. 2. fullams,” according as they were re"thirst complaint.” But, “first

Likewise to cram or stuff. (Still in quired. They were chiefly made at fers to the former of Menenius's self modern use as “force-meat,") Tr. Cr. Fulham, in Middlesex; hence the accusations,--his being a “humorous ii. 3.

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name, Mer. W. i. 3. patrician;"'humorous signifying, as he FORCED. Stuffed, Tr. Cr. v. 1. Supplied FUMITER. A rampant weed in corn, himself goes on to explain, “hasty and with forces, manned, strengthened, Lear iv. 4. Called “Fumitory," Hen. tinder-like," Corio. ii. 1.

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