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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.


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


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,


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.


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.

Macb. iv.


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.


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.


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.

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CI. ii. 7.

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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.
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


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


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


" 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


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


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


'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.

iii. 3

GUERDONED. Rewarded, 2 Hen. VI. i.
4, 3

Hen. VI. iii. 3.
GUINEA HEN. A cant term for a pur-

chasable woman, Oth. i. 3.
GUINEVER. King Arthur's queen, Love's

L. L. iv. 1.
GULES. A term in heraldry for the

colour of red, Tim. A. iv. 3, Ham. ii, 2. GULF. Throat, gullet; that which gulps,

or engulís, Macb. iv. I. GU'LL A trick, Much Ado ii. 3. To

dupe, to trick, Tw. N. ii. 3. GUMMED VELVET. Velvets used to be

gummed to make them stifi"; and consequently they soon fret into shreds,

i Hen. IV. ii. 2.
GUNSTONES Cannon balls of stone,

Hen. V. i. 2.
GURNET, SOUSED. A common fish of the

piper kind; supposed to be vulgar
food when so prepared, 1 Hen. IV.

iv. 2. Gist. To taste, to be aware of, Win. T.

i. 2. Also zest, relish, Tw. N. i. 3. Gust. Used elliptically and figuratively to express violent burst of passion,

storm of wrath, Tim. A. iii. 5. Gyve. To fetter, Oth. ii. 1.

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iii. 2.

iv. 2.

HARLOT. A hireling: applied to both man Ilaben. Hob, or nob, is a drink.

base men and base women, Com. E. ing expression; Will you have a V. 1, Win. T. ii. 3.

glass or not?' It was used to signify HARLOTRY. Used both as adjective and a choice of any kind, Tw. N. ii. 4.

noun by Shakespeare, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 4 HOLDING. Burden, or in modern par& iii. I.

lance) Chorus, Ant. Cl. ii. 7. HARNESS. Armour; Fr. Harnois, Macb.

HOLIDAME. An exclamation, thought v. 5, Ant. Cl. iv. 8.

to mean,

,- By the Virgin Mary,' HARNESSED. Equipped in armour, Tr.

Tam. S. v. 2.
Cr. i. 2.

Holla. This word (perhaps more pro-
HARRIED. The same meaning as Har- perly spelt hola) is a term of the ma-

rowed. To harass, torment, ill-treat, nege, bidding a horse stop, As You Ant. Cl. iii. 3.

L. vi. 2, Venus and Ad. 48. A comHATCHED.

Engraved, Fr. Hach. mand to halt, Lear v. 3, Oth. i. 2. *Hatchings,' in the present day,

HOLp. Perfect tense of to help, Temp. * Etchings,') an engraver's technical i. 2, John i. 1. term, Tr. Cr. i. 3.

HOLY-ALE. A rural festival, Peric. i. HAVING. Used as a substantive, for pos- (Gower.)

session, or property, Mer. W. ui. 2, HONESTY Sometimes used for virtue, Macb. i. 3. "Havings,” Hen. VIII. purity, chastity, Merry W. ii. 1, As

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


Quickly's blunder' for
slaughter; for no quarter to be given, homicide; as she uses “ honey-suckle"
John ii. 2, Corio. iii. 1, Jul. Cæs. iii. 1, for homicidal, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 1.
Ham, v. 2.

HONEY-STALKS. The flower - stalks of HAY. A dance, said to be an abbrevi- clover, which are sweet to the taste, ation of 'Haydigyes,' a rural dance,

Tit. A. iv. 4.
Love's L. L. v. I.

HOODMAX-BLIND. The game of blind-
HEADY. 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 i. 1 & ii. 3.

being made like a cask, with staves, Heat. To run one heat, or course, in a held together with hoops, 2 Hen. VI.

race, Win. T. i. 2
HEBENON. Ebony. The juice was said HOP-DANCE. The name of a fiend, Lear
to be a poison, Ham. i. 5.

iii. 6.
HEDGE. To swerve, to deviate; still a Hopes. Used for expectations, i Hen.
sporting term, Mer. W. ii. 2, Tr. Cr.

IV. i. 2. 111, 3.

HORN IS DRY. A horn was carried by HEFTs. Retchings, heavings of the sto- the Bedlam beggars, which they

mach, Win. T. ii. 1. “Tender-hefted," wound when arriving at a house to i.c., moved, or heaved tenderly, Lear ask alms, and into which they put ii. 4

what drink they were given. ShakeHELL. Formerly used jocularly for a speare, in making Edgar exclaim, prison-dungeon, Com. E. iv, 2.

"Poor Tom, thy horn is dry,” not HENCE. For henceforth, 2 Hen. IV. only assigns him a speech which is a

last attempt to preserve the character HENCHMAN An attendant page. The

he has assumed, as containing a menetymology contested, Mids. N. ii. 2. dicant hint that his horn needs replen HENT. Seized, laid hold of, or taken, ishing, but which possesses an exqui

Win. T. iv. 2, (Song,) Mea. M. iv. 6. site double significance, as allusive to Used also for occasion, or opportunity his powers of “counterfeiting" being to be seized, Ham. iii. 3.

exhausted at sight of Lear's condition, HERB OF GRACE. Rue, Rich. II. iii. 4,

Lear iii. 6.
All's W. iv. 5, Ham, iv. 5.

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

Oth. ii. 3. 2, iii. 1, iv. 1, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 3.

Hose, Breeches and stockings, both in HIDE FOX AND ALL AFTER.

A com

one, Mer. W. ii. 1, i Hen. IV. ii. 4 monly-known boys' game, called 'All- Love's L. L. iv. 3.

hid,' and 'Hide and Seck,' Ham. Host. To lodge, Com. E. i. 2, All's W. HIGH AND LOW. A cant phrase for false HOTHOUSE. A house of ill-fame, Mea. dice, Mer. W. i. 3.

M. ii. 1.
Hight. Called, named, Love's L. L i. House. Used in the sense of the head

1, Mids. N. v. 1, Peric. iv. (Gower.) of the house, Lcar ii. 4.
HILD. For held; spelt thus for rhyme's Hoxes. Cuts the hamstrings. To hox,
sake, Lucrece 180.

is a corruption of the old English HILDING. A low, cowardly rascal; a word,


mean woman, All's W. iii. 6, Tam. S. "hock,' Win. T. i. 2.
ii. 1, 2 Hen. IV. i. 1, Cymb. ii. 3, Rom. HUGGER-MUGGER. Low, unworthy hid.
J. ii. 4 & iii. 5.

ing, or concealment, Ham. iv. 5. Hip. To “have on the hip;" i. e., at HULK. The mere carcase of a ship:

complete advantage, Mer. Ven. i. 3, used metaphorically, 2 Hen. IV. i. 1 Oth. ii. 1.

& ii. 4.

For a ship itself, i Hen. VI. Hiren. Corruption of Irene. Pistol's v. 5, Tr. Cr. ii. 3.

name for his sword, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4. HULL. To float listlessly on the waves, His. Almost always used for “its"

“Hul! " by

Rich. III. iv. 4, Tw. N. i. 5.
old writers, “ His effect of gravity,"

ing," Hen. VIII. i. 4.
2 Hen. IV. i. 2.
“ His grand sea,'

Humorous. Humid, damp, Rom. J. ii.
Ant. Cl. iii. 10.

HAGGARD. An untrained hawk, Tw.

V. iii1. Much Ado iii. 1, Tam. S. iv.
i & iv. 2. In the sense of irreclaim-
able, Oth. iii. 3.

Quality, texture, character, ! Hen. IV. iv. 1. Against the hair," is a saying equivalent to · Against the grain,' Mer. W. ii. 3. Tr. Cr. i. 2. HALCYON. The kingfisher. It was be

lieved that when hung up in a room, this bird would always turn its beak to the point of the wind, Lear ii. 2. HALF-CAPS. Slight salutations, half

bows with the cap, Tim. A. ii. 2. HALF-FACED GROAT. A coin with the

face in profile: some coins about that period being stamped with a full-face on them, John i. 1. Half-KIRTLE. A short, loose dress,

worn by courtezans, 2 Hen. IV. v. 4. HALIDOM. Holiness, faith, sanctity.

Literally Holy-dom, formed like King-
dom, A term of asseveration, Iwo

Gen. iv. 2.
A HALL, A HALL! An exclamation, to

clear a space in a crowd, Rom. J. i. 5. HALLOWMAS. All-hallows, or All Saints.

The poor people, and beggars at Hallowmas went from door to door begging in a lacrymose tone for so-termed

“Soul-cakes," Two Gen. V. i. 1. Hand. "At any hand; or hand.

A phrase or idiom for ‘At all events,' 'In any case,' Tam. S. i. 2, All's W. üï. 6. * Of all hands," is equivalent to 'In every way, Love's L. L. iv. 3:

“Of his hands," was a technical phrase, for 'Of his height,' Mer. W. i. 4. Win. T. v. 2. Handfast. Contract, marriage-engage

ment, Cymb. i. 6. [In some editions printed as two words, “Hand fast," to

the destruction of the meaning:) HAND-FAST. “In hand-fast " is in main

prise;' which means, in the custody of
a friend on bail, or on security given,

Win. T. iv. 3.
Hanger, Thc loop of the belt in which

I. Also used for humorsome, or capriHOBBIDIDANCE. The name of a fiend, cious, 2 Hen. IV. iv. 4, As You L. i. Lear iv. 1.

HUMOUR. Any peculiarity or eccentri-
HOBBY - HORSE. A mimic horse that city of conduct or manner, was termed

figured in the morris-dance. Latterly, a man's humour. Shakespeare ridi.
omitted; which gave rise to the almost culed the coxcombry of the application
proverbial expression, “The hobby- in the character of Nym, Mer. W. vi.
horse is forgot,” Love's L. L. ii. 1, 1, Hen. V. ï. 1.
Ham. iii. 2.


An old jestHOB, NOB.

Derived from Hab, nab;' book so titled, Much Ado ii, 1. which means have, or not have; Ger- · HUNT-COUNTER. A name given by Fal.

the sword was suspended, Ham. v. 2. HAPPILY. Used for haply, perchance,

Oth. iii. 3, Ham. i. I, Mea. M. iv. 2.
HARDIMENT. Bravery, stoutness, I

Hen. IV. i. 3, Cymb. v. 4.
HARE. Said to be a melancholy animal,

i Hen. IV. i. 2.
HARLOCK. Supposed to be Charlock,

the wild mustard,-a common field weed, Lear iv. 4

V. 5.

iv. 2.

iii. 5.

“In any


T. iv. 3.

staff, to imply that the person he ad

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.

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


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.

Lear v. 3

Oth. i. 3.

InW. i. 3.

iii. 3.

V. 2.

T. iv. 3

INWARD. Intimate, closely confiding, a mass of grossness, Hen. VIII. i. 1, negligently straying, thoughtlessly lost, Rich. III. iii. 4. A familiar acquaint2 Hen. IV. ii. I.

Tw. N. iii. 3, Ham. iii. 4. ance, Mea. M.iii. 2.

KEEL. To cool, Love's L. L. V. 2, LAPWING. Plover, and' Peewit; all INWARDNESS. Familiarity, attachment, (Song.)

names for the same bird. Believed to Much Ado iv. I.

KEISAR. An old form of Cæsar, Mer. lure strangers from its nest by crying TRis. Juno's messenger, 2 Hen. VI. iii . 2.

and limping, as if wounded, Mea M. IRK. To vex, to distress, As You L. ii. KENDAL GREEN. Kendal, in Westmore- i. 5, Much Ado iii. 1, Com. E. iv. 2, 1, 3 Hen. VI. ii. 2. land, used to be celebrated for the

Ham. v. 2. IRREGULOUS. Disorderly, out of rule, manufacture of green cloth, Hen. IV. LARGE. Used for coarse, free, Much lawless, Cymb. iv. 2. ii. 4.

Ado iv, I. ITERANCE.Iteration, Oth. v. 2.

KERCHIEF. A covering for the head; LASS-LORN. Mistress-bereft, Temp. iv, 1.
ITERATION. Repetition, 1 Hen. IV. i. 2, which it was an old English custom to LATCH. To catch the sound of, Macb.
Tr. Cr. iii. 2.
wear in illness, Jul. Cæs. ii. 1.

iv. 3.
KERNES. Peasants, Irish foot-soldiers, LATCHED. Anointed, smeared, Mids.
Macb. i. 2 & v. 7, Rich II. ii. 1, Hen.

N. iii. 2.

V. iii. 7, 2 Hen. VI. iii. 1 & iv. 9. LATED. Overtaken by the night, Macb. JACK. The small bowl that serves as a KIBE. A sort of chilblain, Temp. ii. 1, iii. 3, Ant. Cl. iii. 9. mark to the bowlers, Cymb. ii. 1.

Ham. y. I.

LATTEN. An old word for brass; Fr. JACK. Used for the commonest order of KICKY-WICKY, or KICKSY-WICKSY. A Laiton, Mer. W. i. I.

men, Rich. III. i. 3. Frequently used vulgar name for a wife, All's W. ii. 3. LATTICE In this passage there is not as a term of contempt, Much Ado v. I, KID-FOX. The fox known to be hidden; only allusion to the easily-seen-through Tam, S. ii. I. “ Play the Jack" is to kidde being a word for 'known,' de- crossed frame-work called "lattice,” play the rogue or knave, Much Ado i. tected,' in Chaucer's time, Much Ado but to the low taverns which the old 1, Temp. iv. 1. In the latter passage, ii. 3.

lord means to say that Parolles haunts, there is also allusion to the Jack-o'- KILL, KILL, KILL! This was the ancient All's W. ii. 3. (See RED-LATTICE.) lantern, or Will-o'-the-wisp.

onset-cry in the English army, Lear LAUD. Praise, 2 Hen. IV. iv. 4, Tr. Cr. JACKS. The keys of a virginal, r harp

iy. 6. sichord, Sonnet 128.

KILLINGWorth. The ancient local name LAUND. An open grass plain ; in modJACK-A-LENT. A puppet thrown at dur- for Kenilworth, 2 Hen. VI. iv. 4.

ern nomenclature, Lawn,' 3 Hen. ing Lent, as were cocks on Shrove KIND. Nature, Jul. Cæs. i. 3, Ant. CI. VI. ii. 1, Venus & Ad. 136. Tuesday, Mer. W. iii. 3 & v. 5.

v. 2. Kindly; possessed of natural LAVOLT, or LAVOLTA. A brisk, highJACK GUARDANT. Jack-in-office, Corio. feeling, Rich. III. i. 4.

bounding dance, Tr. Cr. iv. 4, Hen. V. KINDLE

To incite, to induce, As You iii. 5. JACK O' THE CLOCK. A figure on the

Li. I

LAY. A wager, Cymb. i. 5, Oth. ü. 3, outside of public clocks, Rich II. v. 5, KINDLESS. Unatural, Ham. ii. 2.

2 Hen. VI. v. 2. Rich. III. iv. 2.

KINDLY. Used in a double sense for LEA. A field, or meadow, Sax. Temp. JAR. To tick, as a clock, Rich. II. v. 5. gentle, and for apposite, or akin to the iv. 1, Hen. V. v. 2, Tim. A. iv. 3. A tick of the clock, Win. T. i. 2.

point in question, i Hen. VI. iii. I. LEAD APES. An uncomplimentary JAUNCING. Spurring and riding a horse Punningly for aminbly and for appo- phrase respecting the vocation ashard ; old Fr. jançer, Rich. II. v. 5. sitely or aptly, Roun. J. ii. 4.

signed to those old maids in the next JAY. An ill-charactered woman, Mer. KIRTLE. An ample upper garment,

world who have been coquettes in this, W. iii. 3, Cymb. iii. 4. Hen. IV. ii. 4.

Much Ado ii. 1. JESSES. The thongs which held the KNACK. A bauble, a toy, a trifle, Win. LEAGUER. An adversary's camp. A hawks to the fist, Oth. iii. 3.

besieged town was therefore said to be JET. To strut, to throw forth the body KNAPPED. Snapped, or broke, Mer. beleaguered, All's W. iii. 6. in walking, Tw. N, ii. 5, Cymb. iii. 3. Ven. iii. 1.

LEASH. The thong to fasten hounds toJEW. Used humorously as a term of KNAVE. A boy, or servant lad ; Sax. gether, Win. T. iv. 3, Corio. i. 6.

endearment, Love's L. L. iii. 1, Mids. Knabe, Ant. CI. iv. 12 & v. 2. Lear * Leashed," Hen. V. i. (Chorus.) N. ii. 1.

The meaning has now wholly Leasing. Lying, Tw. N. i. 5, Corio. v. 2. JOAN. Used as a name for the ordinary subsided into the synonyme of rogue,

LEATHER-COAT. Russetine apples ; in run of women, Love's L. L. j. r & KNEEL. It was the custom for the the west of England called · Bufi iv. 3, John i. 1.

actors, after the play, to kncel down on coats,' 2 Hen. IV. v. 3. JOHN - A - DREAMS. A sleepy - headed, the stage, and say a prayer for the LEAVE. Used for give away, relinquish, lumpish fellow, Ham. ii. 2. sovereign, 2 Hen. IV. Epil.

" Leave her token," Two Joint-RING. A united, or jointed ring, KNIFE. Often used for dagger, or sword, Gen. V. iv. 4. “Love me, and leave Oth. iv. 3. Macb, i. 5 & 7, 2 Hen. VI. iii. 2.

me not; » "he would not leave it," JOURNAL. Daily; Fr. Journal, Mea. KNOT-GRASS. Formerly reputed to have Mer. Ven. v. 1. Used elliptically for M. iv. 3, Cymb. iv. I.

the power of stopping growth, when leave off, desist, “Will you bid me Jove. Sometimes used by early writers taken in infusion, Mids. N. iii. 2.

leave?2 Hen. VI. iii. 2. as the name of the God of Christians, ! KNOTS. Curious garden-beds or plots. LEECH. An old term for a physician, 2 Hen. VI. iv. 1o.


CURIOUS - KNOTTED GARDEN.) Tim. A. v. 5. JOVIAL. Like Jove, Cymb. iv. 2 and v: 4.

i. 4.

part with

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Rich. II. iii. 4

LEER. Complexion, look, As You L. iv. JUMP. Precisely, coincident with, im- KNOTTY-TATTD. See NOTT-PATED.) 1 I, Tit. A. iv. 2. mediately upon, Oth. ii. 3, Ham. v. 2. Hen. IV. ii. 4.

LEESE. To lose, Sonnet 5. To run a risk, a hazard, Corio. li I,

LEET. A court of jurisdiction for petty Macb. i. 7, Cymb. v. 4. To suit, to

offences, Tam. S. 2, (Ind.) Oth. iii. 3.

1 accord, 1 Hen. IV. i. 2. A chance, turn

LEG. “ To make a leg” was to make a of fortune, Ant. Cl. iii, 8.

LABRAS. Spanish for lips, Mer. W. i. 1. bow, All's W. ii. 2, i Hen. IV. ii. 4 JUNKET or JUNCATE. Ital. Giuncata. LACED MUTTON. A dizened courtezan, LEGERITY. Lightness, alertness; Fr. A sweetmeat, or dainty, Tam. S. iii. 2. Two. Gen. V. i. 1.

Légèreté, Hen. V. iv. 1. JUSTICERS. Magistrates, or justices of LACKEYING. Servilely following, or LEIGER. (Speit also Lieger.) the peace were so called, Lear iii. 6, obeying, Ant. Cl. i. 4.

manently resident embassador, Mea. Cymb. v. 5.

LAG. Late, last, tardy; also, by meta- M. iii. 1, Cymb 1. 6. Jut. To intrude or encroach upon, phor, the lowest or commonest people, LEMAN. A paramour, 2 lover, Mer. W. Rich. III. ii. 4, Tit. A. ii. 1.

i Hen. VI. iii. 3, Rich. III. ii. 1, Tim. iv. 2, Tw. N. ii. 3, 2 Hen. IV. v. 3, JUTTY. A projecting portion of a build- A. iii. 6, (Grace.)

(Song.) ing, Macb. i. 6. To protrude, to pro- LAKIN. A diminutive, for Ladykin, or LENTEN. Spare, fasting, pertaining to ject, Hen. V. ii. 1.

Little Lady; " By'r Lakin,” is, by our Lent time, Tw, N. i. 5, Rom. J. ii. 4, JUVENAL A playful name for a youth, Lady, Temp. iii. 3, Mids. N. iii, 1. Ham. ij. 2.

Love's L. L. i. 2 & iii. 1, 2 Hen. IV. LAMPASS. À disorder in cattle ; a tu- L'Envoy. The moral, or conclusion of
i. 2, Mids. N. iii. 1.
mour in the gums, Tam, S. ii. 1.

a poem, Love's L. L. u. 1.
LANCES. Used upon one occasion for LET. To hinder, Two Gen. V. iii. I,
Lancers or Lancemen, Lear v. 3.

Tw. N. v, 1, Ham. i, 4. Hindrance,
LAND-DAMN. A word of threat, coined Hen. V. v. a, Rom. J. ii. 2.
ΚΑΜ. , Askew, across, (* clean kam," by Shakespeare, Win. T. ii. I.

LET. To forbear, Lucrece 2. quite irrelevant,) Corio. ii. 1.

LANGUISH. For languishment, Rom. J. LETHE. Oblivion. Lethe, the river of KECKSIES. Dry and husky stalks, or i. 2, Ant. Cl. v. 2.

oblivion in the Greek mythology, Tw. chaff, Hen. V. v. 2.

LAPSED. Shakespeare seems to use this N. iv. 1, 2 Hen. IV. v. 2, Rich. III. KELCH. A lump of fat made into a roll; word as expressive of inadvertency; I iv. 4, Ant. Cl. ii. 7, Ham. i. 5.

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