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Many. The many meant the populace, or counteract, Temp. iv. I. "To be MINDING. Remembering. Still the or a multitude; in modern phrase, the meet with,” was equivalent to,

Scotch use of the word, Hen. V. iv. million, 2 Hen. IV. i. 3. be even with," Much Ado i. 1.

(Chorus.) Caring, regarding, Peric. MARCHES. The lands on each side of a MEINY. A lord's household retinue,

ii. 4 & 5. country's boundary, Hen. V. i. 2.

or train of menials, Lear ii. 4.

MINIKIN. Very diminutive, Lear iii. 6, MARCH-PANE. A confectionary com MELL To meddle with; Fr. Mêler, (Song.) pounded of sugar and pounded al All's W. iv. 3, (Letter.)

Minnow. One of the smallest of freshmonds, Rom. J. 1. 5. Memory. For memorial, Corio. iv. 5.

water fish, Love's L. L. i. 1, Corio. MARE. To "ride the wild mare, MEPHOSTOPHILUS. The name of the fameant to play at sce-saw, 2 Hen. IV.

MISER. A wretched person.

Used in miliar spirit, or the Devil, in Mar11. 4.

lowe's play of "Faustus," Mer. W. i. 1. its strict original sense, without referMARGENT, or Margin. Alluding to the MERCATANTE. A merchant, Tam S. ence to the wretched vice of avarice, i margins of old books, which contained

Hen. VI. v. a commentary on the subject matter MERCHANT. Sometimes employed as a

MISERY. Avarice, covetousness, Corio. of the page, Rom. J. i. 3, Ham. v. 2. term of familiarity, also of contempt,

ii. 2. Marian Maid Marian was Robin i Hen. VI. ii. 3, Rom. J. ii. 4.

MISPRISED. Mistaken, Mids. N. iii. 2. Hood's mistress. In after years, in MERE. “Mere the truth' means quite Undervalued, As You L. i. 1 & 2. troduced into the Morris-dances ; when the truth, the exact truth, All's w.

MISPRISING. Underrating, not estimatthe character was generally performed iii. 5. Used for utter, entire, Oth. ii. ing, Much Ado üi. 1, All's W. iii. 2, by a man, i Hen. IV. iii. 3. 2, Cymb. iv. 2. For absolute, M. for

Tr. C. iv. 5MARRY TRAP. A cant exclamation, M. v. 1, Tr. & Cr. i. 3. “Merely;" Missives. Messengers, Macb. i. 5, (let.) when likely to be caught, Mer. W. i. 1. completely, utterly, Ant. C!. ii. 7,

Ant. Cl. ii. 2. Mart. To traffic, or deal; from the Ham. i. 2.

MISTAKEN. Misinterpreted, misconsubstantive, mart, a market, Jul. Cæs.


Bounded, limited, defined, strued, Hen. VIII. i. 1. iv. 3. “Marted,” Win. T. iv. 3.

Ant. Cl. iii. II.

MISTEMPERED. Wrathful, ill - condi. MARTLEMAS. A corruption of Martin MERIT. Used for reward, guerdon, tioned, John v. 1, Rom. J. i. 1. mas; a feast occurring on the uth of meed; as the latter word is sometimes

MISTRESS. Now called the Jack; the November; facetiously applied to Fal used for merit, desert, John iii. 1, small ball, in the game of bowls, at staff, as on the decline, like the year, Rich. II. i. 3.

which the players aim. *Rub," is the 2 Hen. IV. ii. 2. MESS. A large dinner-company, was progress of the ball; and “

Kiss," a MARY-BUDS. Flowers of the Mary-gold; formerly divided into sets of fours, slight touching together, Tr. Cr. iii. 2.

which open in the morning and close called messes;' hence “ mess” MISTRESS. A title often appended to a at sunset, Cymb. ii. 3. Marigold," to mean a party of four people, Love's woman's name formerly, whether she Win. T. iv.

L. L. iv. 3 & v. 2, 3 Hen. VI. i. 4, 3:

were a maiden or a wife.

“ Mistress MATCH. To set a match," was a tech MESSES. * Lower messes”

were those Anne Page,” Mer W. i. 1. We find nical expression among thieves for who occupied the lower end of the Mistress Quickly is unmarried, Mer. making an appointment to rob, 1 Hen. table; afterwards applied to lower or W. ii. 2. “Mistress Silvia," Two Gen. IV. i. 2.

ders generally, Win. T. 1. 2. Maten. To bewilder, stupefy: con

METAL Used in its legitimate sense as Mo. More; for rhyme's sake, Lucrece found, or overpower, Com. E. iii. 2. & a mineral, and sometimes blendedly 212, Much Ado ii. 3, (Song.) V. 1, Macb. v. 1.

with the sense which it has obtained, MOBLED. Muffled, or negligently cov. Mates. The various editors contend from its oral resemblance with the ered on the head. Mob-cap is a mothat this word means cither to con word mettle, which means temper,

dern terin for an undress cap, Ham. found, destroy; or an allusion to chess

temperament, courage, Mea. M. i. 1, ii. 2. playing. But we feel it to comprise Jul. Cæs. i. 1, Much Ado ii. 1.

MODERN, Common, trite, ordinary, both senses,-Shakespeare often using METAPHYSICAL Formerly used in the All's W. ii. 3, John iii. 4, Ant. Cl. v. words thus comprehensively, 2 Hen. sense of supernatural, Macb. i. 5.

2, Rom. J. iii. 2, As You L. ii. 7 & VI. jii. 1.

METE-YARD. A yard-measure, Tam. S. MAUGRE. In spite of; Fr. Malgré, Tw. iv. 3.

Moe. To ridicule by making mouths, N. ii. 1, Tit. A. iv. 2, Lear v. 3.

METHEGLIN. Mead; a beverage made Temp. ii. 2.
MAUND. A basket, Lover's Comp. 6. of honey, Mer. W. v. 5, Love's L. L. Moiety. A part, not merely a half, 1
Maw. The stomach, Mca. M. iii. 2,

Hen. IV. ii. 1, Lear i. 1.
Macb. iv. 1.

MOLDWARP. The mole, i Hen. IV. ii. 1 MAZZARD. A familiar word for the head, MEWED. Confined, shut up, Mids. N. i. МомЕ. A stupid fellow, also a buffoon, Ham. v. 1, Oth. ii. 3.

1, Tam. S. i. 1, Rich. Ill. i. 1 & 3, Com. E. iii. 1. MEACOCK. A sneak and a coward, Tam. Rom. J. iii. 4

MOMENTANY. Used by others as well S. ii. 1.

MICHER. A sneaking fellow, a truant, as Shakespeare for momentary, Mids. MEALED. Mingled, mixed, Mea. M. 1 Hen. IV. ii. 4

N. i. 1. Miching MALLECHO. Lurking malice, MONARCH and MONARCHO. Tit les given MEANS AND Basses. Singers with tenor or mischief. To ‘mich,' means to to pompous, pretentious fellows, Love's

voices and bass voices. The middle, skulk, to act stealthily: and 'malhe L. L. iv. I, All's W. i. 1. or mcan part, is called Tenor; the co' is a Spanish word, signifying.mis MONTANT. 'Abbreviation of Montanto, lowest, Bass, Win. T. iv. 3. deed, or evil-doing, Ham. iii. 2.

a term in fencing, Mer. W. ii. 3. MEASURE. A grave and stately dance, MICKLE. Still the Scotch term for much, Beatrice gives the latter as a mocking

Much Ado ii. 1, Love's L. L. V. 2, As or great, Rom. J. ii. 3. Com. E. iii. 1, title to Benedick, Much Ado i. 1. You L. v. 4.

Hen. V. ii. 1, 1 Hen. VI. iv, 6.

MOOD. Capricious humour, sounded MEAZEL. Measle, or Mesell, is the old MIDDLE EARTH. Formerly a term in like mud, All's W. v. 2.

term for a leper; Fr Meselle, Corio. frequent use for our globc, Mer. W. v. MOON-CALF. A lumpish and shapeless 111. I. 5.

mass; a monster, Temp. ii, 2 & iii. 2. ME.

Shakespeare frequently joins this MIDDLE SUMMER'S SPRING. The season MOONISH. Changeable, As You L. word on to a verb, in the same way when vegetation puts forth its second with the Fr. idiom, as used in Moliere's shoot, Mids. N. ii. 1.

MOONSHINE. “A sop o' the moonshine" “ Tartuffe," Prencs-moi ce mou NIEN. Countenance. " The revolt of was a sippet in a dish of eggs, dressed choir.” It gives a spirited effect to mien," is the change of countenance' after a peculiar fashion, called 'Eggs the dialogue; and sometimes affords which Nym hopes Page will betray in moonshine,' Lear ii. 2. occasion for a play upon the form of when made jealous; and which will Moral. Formerly meant the sense or expression. “Knock me here," Tam. make him dangerously vengeful, Mer. signification of a thing, Much Ado iji. S. i. 2. “ Bear me a bang," Jul. C. ii.

W. i. 3.
Mien," represents beauty

4, Tam. S. iv. 4, Tr. Cr. iv, 4.
“Imagine me,

Win. T. iv. of countenance, Two Gen. V. ii. 4. MORALIZE. To expound, to deduce a (Chorus.) Comes me cranking in,

MILL-SIXPENCES. Queen Elizabeth first meaning from, Rich. III. ii, 1, Luand cuts me," &c., 1 Hen. IV. iii 1. “As introduced the coining by the mill into crece 15. ccnds me into the brain; dries me England about 1562, Mer. W. i. 1. Morisco. A dancer in the Morris-dance, there," &c., 2 Hen. IV. iv. 3. " Foals MILLSTONES.

weep millstones"

which, being originally an imitation of me,” &c.

'“ Raise me this beggar," was an old saying of those not given to a Moorish dance, was thus named, 2 Tim. A. i. : & iv. 3.

the melting mood, Rich. III. i. 3 & 4. Hen. VI. iii. 1. Merd. Reward, Two Gen. V. v. 4. De Used for tears of laughter, with doubt MORRIS-PIKE. A Moorish pike, used in sert, 3 Hen. VI. ii. 1 & iv. 8, Tim. A. of their being shed, Tr. Cr, i. 2.

war both by soldiers and seamen. Com. i. 1, Ham. v. 2.

Mixce. To make affectedly small steps, MEET WITH. An idiom, for to frustrate, to trip along, Mer. W. v. 1.

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blown on his horn by the huntsman at MUSE. To admire or wonder, Temp. iii. Old Nick;' consequently, “St N:the death of the deer, Win. T. I. 2. 3, Two Gen. V. i. 3. Also to consider, cholas' Clerks" was a cant name for MORTIFIED.

Ascetic, devoted to self- to reflect upon, Two Gen. V. i. 1, thieves, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 1. denial, Love's L. L. i. 1, Macb. v. 2.

Mer. W. v. 5.

Nick. Out of all nick," i.e., 'out of MORTISE. A joint in timber-work, Oth. MUSET. The track made through a all reckoning.' The score was kept ii. I.

hedge by a hare, Venus & Ad 114 upon nicked, or notched sticks, or talMose “ To mose in the chine,” is a Muss. A scramble for things thrown lies, Two Gen. V. iv. 2.

disease in horses, somewhat varying down to be snatched up, Ant. Cl. NICKED. To score, or set a mark of from the glanders; which consists of

folly upon, Ant. C1. ii. 11. Fools were a discharge from the nose, Tam. S. iii. 2. MUTINES Mutineers, Ham. v. 2.

nicked, notched, and shaved, after a Most. Was frequently used by the old MYSTERY An art, or trade. Old Fr. particular fashion, Com. E. v. 1.

writers with adjectives already in the Mestier. Played upon, in this sense, NIECE. Used for grand-daughter, Rich. superlative degree, in order to add and its usual one, Mea. M. iv. 2.

III. iv. I. emphasis to the meaning. · Most

NIGHT-RULE. Order of revelry, Mids. poorest, Lear ii. 3. Most best,”

N, iii. 2. Ham. ii. 2. “ Most unkindest," Jul.


NINEFOLD. A form of 'nine foals,' for Cæs. iii. 2. The comparative,“ More,'

the sake of rhyme, Lear iii. 4, (Song.) was applied in the same way.

“ More NAPKIN, An old word for handkerchiei, NINE-MEN'S Morris. An old game playcorrupter, » Lear ii. 2. “More better," As You L. iv,

3, Ham. v. 2, Oth.

ed with nine holes, cut upon a square in Temp. i. 2.

There were nine players on a Mot. Motto, word, or sentence, Lu- NAPLESS. Threadbare, Corio. ii. 1. side ; one side using wooden pegs, the crece 119 Naught. “ Be naught a while. A

other stones. .

It is a rustic v riation MOTHER. There seems to have been

phrase formerly in use, tantamount to of an old French game, called Mérsome expression, almost proverbial, in Be hanged to you,' As You L. i. 1. elles, which was played on a board, allusion to the "mother" of one who NAUGHTY.

Formerly, this word had a Mids. N. ii. 2. sets up for a beauty on slight grounds; much stronger signification than at

NOBLE A play on the words " noble" as the two passages (with their con

present. It held its primitive force ; and “ royal;" two coins of the respectext) cited in illustration of each other and meant worthless, worth naught or tive value, six-and-eightpence and ten serve to show, " Who might be your

nothing, Much Ado v. 1, Mer. Ven. iii. shillings,-the difference between them mother," &c., As You L. iii.

3, 2 Hen. VI. ii. 1, Lear iii. 7.

being “ten groats," Rich. II. v. 5, I mother was her painting,” Cymb. iii. 4. NAYWARD. Inclining to denial; tending

Hen. IV. ii.

4 MOTHER. There was a disease known to a negative, Win. T. ii. 1.

NODDY. A simple person. A "Tom by this name, and by that of hysterica | NAY-WORD. A watch-word, Mer. W. i. Noddy' is still used for a simpleton, passio, Lear ii. 4. 2 & v. 2. Also, a bye-word, Tw. N.

Two Gen. V. i. 1. MOTION. . A name for a puppet, and ii. 3.

NO HAD An old form of expression as puppet-show, Two Gen. V. ii. 1, Mca. NEAT. Oxen, horned cattle. Also trim, a retort, John iv. 2. M iii. 2, Win. T. iv. 2, Peric. V. 1. precise, finical.

Used in both senses,

Noise. A band of street-music. A feliAlso used to signify wishes, or desires, Win. T. i. 2. In its former sense, 3

citous term for some descriptions of Tw. N. ii. 4. And indignation, Hen. Hen. VI. ï. 1, Lear ii. 2.

music,-so called. " Sneak's noise." VIII. i. 1. Likewise for divinatory Nes. The bill of a bird; used for the Sneak may have been a known itine. agitation, Ant. Cl. ii. 3. mouth, Win. T. i. 2.

rant performer of that day, 2 Hen. IV. MOTIVE. Used for active means, or NEEDLY. Teedfully, necessarily, Rom. ii. 4 agent, All's W. iv. 4. For limb, or J. iii. 2.

NONCE. Purpose, occasion, 1 Hen. IV. member, that has motion or motive NEELD. A form of the word, “Needle,” i. 2, 1 Hen. VI. ii. 3, Ham, iv. 7. power, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

where the measure required a mono- NONNY, and NONINO. Burdens to old MOTLEY. The Fool or Jester's parti- syllable, Mids. N. iii. 2, John v. 2, songs; as Fal-lal-la, As You L. v. 3,

coloured dress, As You L. ii. 7, Hen. Peric. iv. & v. (Gower.) In Lucrece, Ham. iv. 5, (Song,) Much Ado ii. 3, VIII. (Prol.)

46, the word occurs under both forms. (Song.) MOUSE, A term of endearment, Love's NEEZE, An old word for sneeze, Mids.


A quibble on the French L. L. v. 2, Ham. iii. 4. N. ii. 1.

Non point,” not at all, Love's L. L. MOUSED. Mammocked, torn in pieces, Neir. Fist, or hand, Mids. N. iv. 1, 2 ü. 1 & v. 2. Mids. N. v. i. “Mousing,". John ii. 2.

Hen. IV. ii. 4.

NOOK-SHOTTEN. That which shoots into MOUTH. A sweet mouth," formerly Nephew. Used for cousin.


recesses or nooks, Hen. V. ii. 5. meant what is now called 'A sweet

his nephew, Richard," 1 Hen. VI. ii. Nor. The old writers considered that tooth,'-a fondness for sweets, Two 5. “ Nephews," used for grand- the doubling of the negative strength: Gen. V. ii. 1. children, Oth, i. I. The word was ened the affirmation.

"Nor never, Wow.

Used in the same way as Moe, formerly applied to a kinsman in vari- Tam. S. iv. 3. Nor no,” and “Nor Temp. iv. 1, Cymb. i. 7, Ham. ii. 2. ous degrees of relationship; as was to no," Jul. Cæs. ii. 1. ΜΟΥ. . A piece of money; probably a "cousin.'

Note. Knowledge, information, Lear contraction of moidore, a Portuguese NETHER-STOCKS. Stockings ; nether iii. 1 & iv. 5. coin. The word is used in this sense, meaning lower. The upper-stocks were NOTHING. A play on this word (someand in its French signification of Voi the breeches. (See Hose.) i Hen. times formerly pronounced with the anciently spelt Moy) ‘Me,' Hen. V. IV. ii. 4, Lear ii. 4.

o long), and noting, Much Ado ii. 3, iv. 4.

NETTLE. There is allusion in books of Win. T. iv. 3. Much. An exclamation of disdain and Shakespeare's period to the "nettle of NOTT-PATED. A head with the hair cut denial, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4.

Used adjec- India” being peculiarly smarting; and close, or shorn, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 4. tively in the same sense ; “Here much this word far better suits the epithet Nourish. Sometimes written for Nou. Orlando," As You L. iv. 3.

Sir Toby applies to Maria than "me- rice, or Nurse, 1 Hen. VI. i. 1. MUFFLER A sort of veil to cover the tal,” which some editors have printed Novice. A religious probationer, Mea.

lower part of the face and throat, Mer. instead of the "mettle” of the Folio M. i. 5. One fresh and inexperienced, W. iv. 2, Hen. V. iii. 6.

edition. “Metal of India," as a mode All's W. ii. 1, Tam. S. ii. 1, Rich. III MUM BUDGET. A cant signal, or nay. of expression for gold, is far less cha- i. 4, Ant. Cl. iv. 10.

word, implying silence, Mer. W. v. 2. racteristic of both Sir Toby's diction Novum. A game at dice, in which the MUMMY. A liquor, or balsam, prepared and Maria's stinging qualities than principal throws were five and nine, from the embalmed Egyptian bodies, nettle," Tw. N. ii. 5.

Love's L. L. v. 2. Oth. iii. 4

NEW-FANGLED. Frivolously new fash- Now. The head, Mids. N. iii. 2. MURDERING-PIECE. A small piece of ioned, Love's L. L. i. 1, As You L. iv. NUMBERED Compounded of numbers, artillery so called, Ham. iv. 5.

Cymb. i. 7. MURE. A wall, 2 Hen. IV. iv. 4. Next. Nearest, readiest, Win. T. ii. NURTURE Education, As You L. ii. 7. MURKY. Dark, Macb. v. 1.

3, i Hen. IV. ii. 1.

NUTHOOK. A bailiff who hooks thieves, MURRAIN. A plague in cattle, Temp. NICE. Dainty, particular, precise, Two Mer. W. i. 1, 2 Hen. IV. v. iii. 2, Mids. N. i. 2, Tr. Cr. ii. 1, Corio. Gen. V. iii. 1, Much Ado v. 1, Love's NUTMEG. "A gilt nutmeg

was i. 5.

L. L. iii. 1 & v. 2, Hen. V. v. 2. Tri- Christmas gift, Love's L. L. v. 2. MUSCADEL. A rich French wine; so Aing, foolish, Tam. S. iii. 1, Rom. J.

named from its possessing a musk
flavour, Tam. S. iii. 2.
NICHOLAS ST. St Nicholas was the

o MUSCLE-SHELL. Falstaff 's name for

patron saint of children and scholars; Simple, as a hint that he stands with but the name became applied to one

0. The single letter ( was formerly cmhis mouth open, Mer, W. iv. 5.

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Globe Theatre, built of wood, Hen. OPERANT: Operating, potent, Tim. A. Palled. Cloyed, waned, faded, dwinV. i. (Chorus.) The earth, the world, iv. 3, Ham. iii. 2.

dled, Ant. Cl. ii. 7. Ant. Cl. v. 2. Oes,” refer to the

OPINION. Conceit, Love's L. L. V. I. PALLIAMENT. A robe. The white ves. stars, Mids. N. iii. 2. And to the pits Headstrongness, 1 Hen. IV. iii, 1. Re ture of a Roman candidate, Tit. A. I. 2. or marks left by small-pox, Love's L. putation, 1 Hen. IV. v. 4

PALMY. Victorious, triumphant: the L. v. 2.

Opposite. Antagonist, opponent, Tw. Palm being the symbol of victory, OB. An abbreviation of Obolum. The N. iii. 2 & 4, Corio. ii. 2.

Ham. i. 1. common mode of signifying, a half ORB. For orbit; the path of a planet, I PANtler. The servant of the pantry,

Hen. IV. v. I. penny in bills of the time, i Hen. IV.

2 Hen. IV. ii. 4, Win. T. iv. 3. 11. 4.

ORBS. Fairies' circles on the grass, PAPERS. Used as a verb; for puts down OBLIGATION. Requirement, duty, bond,

Mids. N. ii. 1.

in his paper, or “letter," Hen. VIII. Tr. Cr. iv. 5, Lear ii. 4, Ham, i. 2 &

ORDINANCE. Ordination, appointment, ii. 2. Motive, inducement, Hen. VIII. decree, Hen. V. ii. 4, Rich. III. iv. 4 Parcel. A portion, part of, Mer. W. ii. 3. Bond, in a legal sense; a paper

& v. 4. Jul. Cæs. i. 3, Lear iv. 1. Rank, i. 1, Com. E. v. 1. of contract, Mer. W. i. 1, 2 Hen. VI. degree, Corio. iii. 2. Fate, destiny, PARCEL-GILT. Partly gilt, 2 Hen. IV. Cymb. iv. 2.

ii. 1. OBSERVATION. For observance, Mid. ORDINANT. Swaying, directing, Ham. PARFECT. Costard's blunder for 'perN. iv. 1. Obscrvance" used for

fect,' Love's L. L. v. 2. observation, All's W. iji. 2, Ant. Cl. ORDNARY. A public dining-table, where PARIS GARDEN. The celebrated bear

each man pays his score, Ant. Cl. ii. garden in Southwark, London; near OBSEQUIOUS. Appertaining to funeral

Ordinaries,” All's W. ii. 3.

to the Globe Theatre. So named from obsequies, Ham. i. 2, l'it. A. v. 3, Son ORGULOUS. Proud, haughty; Fr. Or. Robert of Paris, who had a house net 31. Obsequiously," Rich. III. gueilleux, Tr. Cr. (Prol.)

there in the reign of Rich. II. Hen. i. 2.

ORT. A scrap, a remnant, Tim. A. iv. OBSTACLE The Shepherd's blunder for -3, Tr. Cr. v. 2.

PARISH-TOP. A large whip-top was forobstinate, 1 Hen. VI. v. 4.

'ORT. Sir Hugh Evans's Welsh abbre merly kept in most towns and parishes OCCUPATION. Used for mechanics, ope viation of Word,' Mer. W. i. 1.

for the amusement of the comunoaalty ratives, Corio. iv. 6, Jul. Cæs. i. 2. OSPREY. The sea cagle, Corio. iv. 2. in winter, Tw. N. i. 3. Oddly. Unequally ; with disadvantage OSTENT. Show, appearance, display, PARITOR. An officer of the Bishop's ous odds, Tr. Cr. i. 3.

Mer. Ven. ii. 2, Hen. V. v. (Chor.) court, who carries out summonses, or ODD WITH Tantamount to at odds with, OTHERGATES. In another manner, Tw. citations, Love's L. L. ii. 1. or to contend with, Tr Cr. iv. 5.

N. v. I.

PARLE. The same signification as “ParO'ERCOUNT. To out-number, and to out OTTOMITES. Turks, Ottomans, Oth. i. ley." A discussion, or treaty, by word do by unfair means, Ant. CI. ï. 6. 3 & ii. 3.

of mouth, Two Gen. V. i. 2, John ii. 1, O'erLOOKED. Bewitched, enchanted, OUPHES. Goblins, fairies, Mer. W. iv. Rich II. i. 1 & ii. 3, Hen. V. iii. 3, 3 Mer. W. v. 5, Mer. Ven. iii. 2. 4 & v. 5.

Hen. VI. v. I, Ham. i. 1. O'erparted. Having too good a part

OUSEL. The black-bird, Mids. N. ii. I. PARLING. Speaking, Lucrece 15. for his talents, Love's L. L. v. 2. Out. Fully, completely.

“Out three PARLOUS. A common version of perilO'ERRAUGHT. Over reached, Com. E. years old,” Temp. i. 2.

ous, Mids. N. ii. 1, As You L. iii, 2, 1. 2. Caught up, or overtook, Ham. OVERSCUTCHED. Whipped at the cart's Rich III. ii. 4 & iii. 1, Rom. J. i. 3.

tail, 2 Hen. IV. iii. 2.

PARMACETI. A corruption of

spermaO'ER WRESTED. (See WREST.) Tr. Cr. OwCHES. Bosses of gold, jewelled orna ceti, 1 Hen. IV. i. 3. i. 3.

ments, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4

PARTAKE. Participate, share with, Win. OF ALL LOVES. For love's sake; by all OwE. Frequently used for to own, have,

means, or, I entreat you, Mer. W. i. or possess, Temp. i. 2, Mea. M. ii. 4 PartaKER. Accomplice, partner in mis2, Mids. N. ii. 3.

Com. E. ii. 1, Love's L. L. i. 2, Mids. deed, i Hen. VI. ii. 4. OFFices. Those apartments in the house N. ii. 3, All's W. ii. 5.

PARTED. Quitted, departed from, Peric. appropriated to the domestics, and to OXLIP. The large cowslip, Mids. N.

Endowed with good qualities, where refreshments are prepared and

or parts, Tr. Cr. iii. 3. served out, Macb. ii. 1, Rich. II. i. 2, O-yes. Old French, Oyes,-'Hear ye!' PARTISAN Spelt also Partizan.) А Tim. A. ii. 2, Oth. ii. 2.

The exclamation of the town-cryer, pike, or halberd, Ant. Cl. i. 7, Cymb. OLD. An ancient form of the word even at the present day, in England, iv. 2, Rom. J. i. 1, Ham. i. 1. wold,' a wild open plain, Lear iii. 4. Mer. W. v. 5, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

PARTLET. A ruff for the neck, worn by OLD. Frequently used in a humorous

The name was given to a sense, signifying abundant, excessive,

hen, because it frequently shows a Mer. W. i. 4, Much Ado v. 2, Mer.


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ruff of feathers on its neck, Win. T. ii. Ven. iv. 2, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4.

3, 1 Hen. IV. iii. 3. OLD LAD OF THE CASTLE A term used Pack. To contrive, or bargain, Lat. PASH. The head, or skin of the head in

in great familiarity, good-fellowship, Pactus, Tit. A. iv. 2. “Packing," horned cattle, Win. T. i. 2. and conviviality, 1 Hen. IV. i. 2.

Cymb. iii. 5.

Pash. To dash, or beat furiously, Tr. O Lord Sir. An assish phrase, eter PACKED. Sorted, or shuffled cards un Cr. ii. 3. “Pashed," Tr. Cr. v. 5. nally used by coxcombs of the period; fairly, Ant. Cl. iv. 12.

PASSADO. A thrust. An old fencing well ridiculed by the Clown, All's W. PACKED. Made an accomplice or con term, Love's L. L. i. 2, Rom. J. ii. 4 ii. 2. federate, Com. E. v. 1, Much Ado v. 1.

& iii. I. ONCE. Used in the sense of 'one time PACKINGS. Contrivances, underhand PASSAGE, One passing, a passenger, or other, sometime,' Mer. W. iii. 4, dealings, Lear iii. 1.

Oth. V. 1.

Circumstance, point, inciHen. VIII. i. 2, Jul. Cæs. iv. 3, Ant. Paction. Contract, alliance, Hen. V. dent, All's W. i. 1. Cl. v. 2.

PASSED. “ It passed." An expression ONCE. The meaning of “once," as PADDOCK. The name for a toad; and implying, 'it passed belief,' Mer. W.

Shakespeare has used 'it in these pas hence, for an evil spirit, Ham, iii. 4, i. I, T. C. i, 2. sages, has been differently interpreted

Macb. i. 1.

Passes. “This passes," i. e., exceeds all by different editors: one saying it

PAINTED CLOTH. Chamber-hangings, bounds, Mer. W. iv, 2. means for the nonce, the occasion, similar to tapestry; representing de PASSING. Extremely, Two Gen. V. iv. the time being; others, once for all, vices, with mottoes, and moral sen 4, Mids. N. ii. 1, Tam. S. ii. 1. or absolutely. We take it to be some tences, As You L. iii. 2, Tr. Cr. v. 11, PASSING. Surpassing belief, excessive, thing tantamount to our present fami 1 Hen. IV. iv. 2.

egregious, 3 Hen. VI. v. 1, Rich. III. liar phrase, 'It's just this,' Com. of PALABRAS. The Spanish for words. i. 1. “That it passed;" exceeded beE. iii. 1, Much Ado i. 1, Corio. The B and the V being used in Span lief, Mer. W. i. 1, Tr. Cr. i. 2. “This ish indiscriminately, the English word passes !” Mer. W. iv, 2.

He passes, ONEYERS. Probably Gadshill's cant 'Palaver' is thence derived; a term Tim. A. i. 1.

word for 'ones,' as the modern slang of contempt for over-much specch, Passion. To suffer, to feel passion, expression 'one-ers.'

Most commen-
Much Ado iii. 4

Corrupted into Temp. v. 1, Love's L. L. i. 1, (Letter.) tators argue as if this referred to those Pallabris," Tam.'S. i. (Ind.)

Passioning," Two Gen. V. iv. 4. whom Gadshill means to rob; but the PALE. To encircle, to confine, as with- PASSIONATE. To complain, or express context shows that it relates to those in a paling, Hen. V. v. (Chorus) 3 passion, Tit. A. iii. 2. with whom he is to rob, i Hen. IV. Hen. VI. i. 4, Ant. Cl. ii. 7.


To care not for, to regard ii. i.

PALL. To decline, wane, fall away, not, 2 Hen. VI. iv. 2. OPAL. A precious stone, varying in

Ham. v. 2.

To invest, as with a PASSY-MEASURE. A stately - stepping colour in various lights, Tw. N. ii. 4 funereal pall, Macb, i. 5.

dance. Sir Toby in his drunken ire

V. 2.

ii. 3.

V. I.

V. ii. 3.


iv. 2.

calls its object a Passy-measures | PERIAPT. A bandage, or amulet, hung

before he stooped upon his prey, I pavin," bungling up the names of two round the neck, for a preservative

Hen. VI. ii. 4, Jul. Cæs. i. 1. solemn dances into one, as a fitting against danger or disease, 1 Hen. VI. PITCH AND PAY. A low phrase, mcanepithet for a pompous fellow, Tw. N. V. 3.

ing down with your money,' Hen. PERIOD. To finish, or put a stop to, Pastry. The confictionary, or pastry- Tim. A. i. 1.

PITTiKINS. "'od's pittikins;" a dimiroom, Rom. J. iv. 4

Perish. To destroy, 2 Hen. VI. iii. 2. nutive of God's pity, Cymb. iv. 2. PATCH. A fool. Ital. Pazzo, Temp. iii. PERJURE. Perjurer. The punishment PLACKET. A woman's under garment, 2, Mer. Ven. ii. 5, Com. E. iii. 1, for these criminals formerly was to

Love's L. L. iii. 1, Tr. Cr. ii. 3. Macb. v. 3.

wear on the breast a paper specifying PLAIN. For complain, Lear ii. 1. PATCHERY. Folly, roguery, Tr. Cr. ii. 3, their offence, Love's L L. iv. 3.

PLAIN-SONG. The simple notes of an Tim. A. V. I.

PERPEND. Ponder, mentally weigh, air or melody, Mids. N. iii. ., Song.) PATH. To go, as in a path, to walk, Mer. W. ii. 1, As You L. iii. 2, Hen. V. Hen. V. iii. 2, Hen. VIII. i. 3. Jul. Cæs. ii. 1.

iv. 4, Ham. ii. 2.

PLANCHED. Boarded. Fr. Planche, PATHETICAL Affectedly lamentable, PERPLEXED. In Shakespeare's time this Mea. M. iv. 1. As You L. iv. 1, Love's L. L. i. 2 & word had greater force than at present;

PLANTAGE Plants, vegetation. It was iv. I.

meaning, as he uses it, bewildered, dis- an old prejudice that the growth of PATIENT. Compose, make patient, or tracted, maddened, Oth. v. 2, Cymb. plants was influenced by the increase tranquillise, Tit. A. i. 2. iii. 4, Lucrece 105.

and waning of the moon, Tr. Cr. iii. 2. Patine. From the Latin Patina; the PERSON. Jaquenetta's blunder for 'par- Plants. Feet. From the Latin Planta, gold plate with which the priest covers son,' Love's L. Liv. 2 &

Ant. Cl. ii. 7.

3. the chalice at high mass. Poetically PersPECTIVE. A glass so contrived as

PLASH. A puddle, or small pool of applied to the stars, Mer. Ven. v. 1. to produce an optical deception, Tw. water, Tam. S. i. i. PAUCA, Lat. Fez. Adopted as a cant N. v. 1, Rich. II. ii. 2.

Plates. Silver money. Span. Plata, expression for “Let's have few words, PERSPECTIVELY. Distorted, under de

Ant. Cl. v. 2. Be brief,” Mer. W. i. 1, Hen. V. lusion, Hen. V. v. 2,

PLATFORMS. Schemes, plots, plans. The ii. 1.

PERTLY. Quickly, briskly, alertly, ground-work or design of a thing. The PAUL's. In St Paul's Cathedral, Lon- smartly, Temp. iv. 1. Saucily, auda- plot of a play was called the platform, don, was formerly transacted almost ciously, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

i Hen. VI. ii. 1. every description of business; and even PERVERT. To ward off, to avert, Cymb. PLAUSIBLY. With approbation, praise, some amusements or games, 2 Hen. ii. 4.

or applause, Lucrece 265. IV. i. 2, Rich. III. iii. 6. PETAR. A kind of mortar, used to blow


Worthy of praise, admirPAVIN. From the Latin Pavo, a pea- up gates, Ham, iii. 4.

able, All's W. i. 2. cock. A grave and stately dance, PEW-FELLOW. Originally, one who sat

PLEACHED. Intertwined, Much Ado Tw. N. v. I. in the same pew. Metaphorically, a

iii. 1, Ant. Cl. iv, 12. PAX. A small plate of wood or metal, partner, a companion, Rich, III, iv. 4. PLEASANCE. Pleasure, delight, Oth. ii.

with some sacred representation en. PHEERE. (See FEERE.) Peric. 1, (Gower.) 3, Pass. Pilgrim 8. graved upon it, and used for the kiss PHEESE. To chastise, and to humble, PLIGHTED. Folded in. Fr. Plie. Meof peace, Hen. V. iji. 6. Tam, S. i. (Ind.), Tr. Cr. ii. 3.

taphorically, close, complicated, sly, PAY. “ You

him then!” used Philip. The old name for a sparrow.

Lear i. 1. ironically, in the sense in which school- The serving-man addressing Faulcon- Plot. A space of ground; usually of boys now say, 'Pay him out;' that bridge by his Christian name, the latter turf, Mids. N. iii. 1, Rich. II. ii. 1, I is, punish him thoroughly, Hen. V. iv. I. jokingly rebukes the familiarity by this Hen. VI. ii. 4, 2 Hen. VI. i. 4, Cymb. PEAK. To mope, pule, ma

maunder, Macb.

reference, John i. 1, i. 3, Ham. ii. 2. “ Peaking," sneak- PHISNOMY, A vulgar contraction of PLUMMET. The plumb-line, for ascering, snivelling, pitiful, Mer. W. iii. Physiognomy, All's W. iv. 5.

taining the soundings at sea, Temp. 5.

PHRASELESS. Beyond the power of iii. 3. Metaphorically used to imply; PEARL. A term used for whatever is phrases to extol, Lover's Comp. 33. Ignorance itself can take my depth,'

highly valued. Here meaning the PIA MATER. The membrane which Mer. W. v. 5 chic nobility, Macb. v. 7.

covers the brain, Tw. N. i. 5, Love's PLURISY. Excess of blood ; plethora, PEASCOD. The pea-shell, now called L. L. iv. 2, TP. C. ii, I.

Ham. iv. 7. the pod, Tw. N. i. 5, As You L. ii. 4, Pick. To pitch, or toss, Hen. VIII. v. Points. The metal tags, at the end of 3, Corio. i. 1.

the laces, used for fastening up the PEAT. A small, delicate, and favourite PICKED. Spruce, coxcombical, Love's hose, Tw. N. i. 5. 1 Hen. IV. ii. 4. person: the origin of 'pet.' Fr. Petit, L L. v. 1, John i. 1, Ham. v. 1.

POINT-DE-VICE. (Spelt also Point-deTam, S. i. 1.

PICKERS AND STEALERS. A caustic vise.) With punctilious nicciy, withPEDANT. A schoolmaster, Tam, S. iv. 2. name for the hands, Ham. jii. 2. To out defect, As You L. iii. 2, Tw. N. ii. PEDASCULE. A whimsical name for a pickcer was a word for to pillage. 5, Love's L. L. v. 1.

preceptor, or pedant, Tam. S. ii. 1. PICKING. Trifling, insignificant, 2 Hen. Poise. Weight, moment, importance, PEELED. (Spelt also pieled and pilled.) IV. iv. I.

Lear ii. 1. Stripped, bald, or tonsured, i Hen. PICK-THANK. One who fawns to obtain POKING-STICK. A small rod of iron,

favour, and picks occasion for receiv- being heated, to set plaits in ruffs, PrevisH. Silly, trifling, foolish, Hen. ing thanks, i Hen. IV. iii, 2.

Win. T. iv. 3, (Song.) V. iii. 7, Mer. W. i. 4. Wayward, Tw. PICKT-HATCH. A house of ill resort, POLACK. A Polander, Ham. i. 1 & iv. 4. N. i. 5, Ham. i. 2, Oih. iv. 3. Fretful, Mer. W. ii. 2.

POLLED. Plundered, stripped, made cross, Mer. Ven. i. 1.

Pierced. Reached, penetrated, Oth. i. 3. bare, Corio. iv. 5. Peg-A-RAMSEY. The subject of an old Pight. Pitched, fixed, settled, decided, POMANDER. A ball composed of various ballad, Tw. N. ii. 3. Lear ii, 1, Tr. Cr. V. II.

perfumes, dried, and worn round the PEIZE, To weigh, or bear down. Fr.

PILCHER. A covering of leather, a scab- neck or in the pocket, Win. T. iv. 3. Peser, Mer. Ven. iii. 2, Rich. III. v. 3. bard, Rom. J. iii. 1.

POMEWATER. A species of apple, Love's PEIZED. Poised, John ii. 2. Pili... To pillage or rob, Tim. A. iv. 1.

L. L. iv. 2. PELTING., Paltry, trisling, unimportant, “Pilled,” Rich. II. ii. 1, Rich. III. i. 3. Poor JOHN. A fish (Hake) salted and

Mea. M. ii. 2, Mids. N. ii. 2, Rich. II. Pin. The centre of a target, now called dried, Temp. ii. 2, Rom. J. i. 1. ii. 1, Tr. Cr. iv. 5, Lear ii. 3.

the bull's eye, Love's L. L. iv. 1, POPINJAY. A parrot, 1 Hon. IV. i. 3. Perdú. Fr., lost. Enfant perdu,' was Rom. J. ii. 4.

Port. State, attendance, Tam. S. i. 1, a soldier on a forlorn hope, Hen. PIN AND WEB. The old term for a

Mer. Ven. i. 1. V. iv. 5, Lear iv. 7.

cataract in the eye, Win. T. i. 2, Lear Port. Gate, Tr. Cr. iv. 4, Corio. i. 7 PERDURABLE. Very durable, Oth. i. 3, Hen. V. iv, 5.

PINK EYNE. Small, close-shut, peering Portage. Outlet, port-hole, Hen. V. PERDURABLY.Lastingly, Mea. M. iii. 1. eyes, Ant. Cl. ii. 7, (Song.)

iii. 1; used for conveyance into PERDY. A vulgarised French oath, PINNACE. A small ship, Mer. W. i. 3, life,' Peric, iii. 1. * Par Dieu,' Com, E. iv. 4, Hen. V. 2 Hen. VI. iv. 1.

PORTANCE. Deportment, conduct, Corio. ii. 1, Ham. iii. 2.

Pip. A pip is a spot on the cards; and ii. 3, Oth. i. 3. PEREGRINATE. Strange, out of the “a pip out," signified more than the Possess. To make understand, to in

Lear i. 4

VI. i. 3.

iii. 4.

& v. 5.

common course, Love's L. L. V, 1. number that suffced to win the game. form distinctly and accurately, Tw. PERFECT. Used for positive, certain, The phrase came into jocose usage to N. ii. 3, Much Ado v. 1.

Win. T. in. 3, Cymb. iii. 1 & iv. 2. signify one or two more than needful, POSSESSED. Insane, Tw. N. iii. 4. PERGE. The Latin for 'Go on, pro

Tam. S. i. 2.

POSSET. A night-drink, composed of ceed,' Love's L. L. iv. 2.

PITCH. The extreme ascent of a hawk hot milk and some strong infusion,



Oth. ii. 3.


curdled, Mer. W. i. 4 & v. 5, Macb. PREST. Ready Old Fr. Prest, Mer. PUNTO. A hit. A term in fencing. ii. 2; used as a verb, Ham. i. 5. Ven, i. 1, Peric. iv. (Gower.)

Mer. W. ii. 3.

" Punto reverso, Post. At the doors of sheriffs, posts PRETENCE. Intention, Two Gen. V. iii. back-handed stroke, Rom. J. ii. 4. were set up, on which proclamations 1, Macb. ii. 3, Lear i. 2.

PURCHASE. A cant name among thieves were placed, Tw. N. i. 5.

PRETENDED. Designed, intended, Two for their booty, Hen. V. iii. 2. Posy. A motto; from poesy, Mer. Ven. Gen. V. ii. 6, Lucrece 83.

PURCHASE. Gain, profit, advantage, v. 1, Ham. üi. 2.

PREVENT. To anticipate, to be before Peric. i. (Gower.) [In some editions Pot. “To the pot” was an old form hand with. Lat. Prevenio, to come changed to “Purpose.")

for the still-used vulgarism 'gone to before, 2 Hen. IV. i. 2, Jul. Cæs. v. 1. PURPLES. “Long Purples." A com. pot,' Corio, i. 4.

PRICK-SONG. Written music; from its mon English flower, orchis masinla, POTABLE. Drinkable.

“Med'cine pot-
being marked down with points or

Ham. iv. 7. able” refers to the solution of gold, dots, Rom. J. ii. 4.


An old form of Pish,' or called potable gold, formerly pre

PRICKET. A buck of the second year, 'Pshaw,' Much Ado V. 1, Tim. A. tended to have life-preserving powers, Love's L. L. iv. 2.

iji. 6. 2 Hen. IV. iv. 4. PRIME. First, Temp. i. 2. Youth,

PUT ON. To incite, to instigate, Cymb. POTCH. To thrust at, to poke, Corio. spring, morning, Ali's W. ii. 1, Two v. I. Instigated, induced, Ham. v. 2. i. Io,

Gen. V. i. 1. Rich. III. i. 2.

PUTTER-ON. Instigator, adverse inPOTENTS. Potentates, John ii. 2. PRIMERO. A game at cards, Mer. W. ducer and contriver, Win. T. ii, 1, Hen. Pottle. Ameasure holdingtwo quarts. iv. 5, Hen. VIII. v. 1.

VIII. i. 2. But often used for a drinking vessel, Primy. Early, spring-like, Ham. i. 3. PUTTER-OUT. One who places money without reference to the measure, PRINCIPALS. The chief beams of a out at interest, Temp. iii. 3. Mer. W. ii. 1 & iii. 5, Oth. ii. 3.

house, Peric. iii. 2.

PuTTOCK. A debased kite or hawk, 2 POULTER. A poulterer, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 4 PRINCOX From the Latin Præcox, a Hen. VI. iii. 2, Tr. Cr. v. 1, Cymb. POUNCET-BOX A small perfume-box forward, pert youngster. According i. 2. perforated, 1 Hen. IV. i 3.

to the modern cant, a 'fast young PUZZEL. A dirty wenc' or drab; Ital. POWDER. To cure with salt, 1 Hen. IV. gent,' Rom. J. i. 5.

Puszolente, i Hen. VI. i. 4. V. 4.

• Powdered beef' is still a pro PRINT. “In print," meant to speak, or vincial name for salted beef, as the act with precision, Love's L. L. ii. I, powdering tub' is for salting meat. Two Gen. V. ii. 1, As You L. v. 4.

Q But the reference is to an old curative PRIZE. Privilege, 3 Hen. VI. i. 4 & process for disease, Mea. M. iii. 2, ii. I.

QUAIL. To give way, to faint, Mids. N. Hen. V. ii. 1.

PRIVATE. Privacy. Tw. N iii. 4. Spe V. 1, As You L. ii. 2, Cymb. v. 5. PRACTICE. Art, deceit, treachery, Lear cialintelligence, information, John ix. 3. Quails. A cant name for ill-charactered ii. 4 & v. 3, Oth. v. 2.

PROBAL. Ä contraction of probable, women, Tr. Cr. v. I. PRACTICK. Practical, Hen. V. i. 1.

QUAINT. Agreeably fantastical, gracePRACTISANTS. Confederates in strata PROCESS. A law term for a summons, ful, Temp. i. 2. Tasteful, well-fancied. gem or treachery, i Hen. VI. iii. 2. a citation, Ant. Cl. i. 1.

Much Ado iii. 4, Tam. S. iv. 3. InPREMUNIRE. The first words of, and PRODIGIOUS. Unnatural, portentous, geniously contrived, Two Gen. v. ii.

signifying the writ which puts an John iii. 1, Rich. III.'i. 2, Rom. J. 1, Mer. Ven. iii. 4. offender out of the king's protection, 1. 5.

QUAINT MAZES. Fairy rings, Mids. N. -all his goods, chattels, &c., becom PRODITOR. Traitor, betrayer, i Hen. ii. 2. ing forfeit to the crown, Hen. VIII.

VI. i. 3.

QUALITY. Qualification, gift, Temp. i. ili, 2.

PROFACE. A term of welcome; equiv Used technically of the theatrical PRANK. To dress gaily and daintily, alent to 'Much good may it do you.' profession, Ham. ii. 2. Tw. N. ii. 4; used metaphorically, An old Norman romance word, Prou-QUARREL. A


headed arrow. Corio. iii. 1. "Pranked,” Win. T. iv. 3. face, meaning, Bien vous fasse," 2 Making Fortune the arrow which diPRECEDENT. The first draught, or Hen. IV. v. 3.

vides or divorces. Hen VIII. ii. 3. rough copy of a writing, John v. 2, Progress. The journey of a sovereign, | QUARRY. A heap of dead game, Macb. Rich. III. iii. 6, Hen. VIII. i. 2; used when visiting his dominions in state, iv. 3, Corio. i. 1, Ham. v. 2. Shake for prognostic, indication, Venus & 2 Hen. VI. i. 4. Sarcastically applied, speare makes the soldier use the words Ham, iv. 3.

** his damned quarry" for Macdo:PRECEPTS. Justices' warrants, 2 Hen. PROJECT. To pre-arrange, or shape out, wald's heap of Kernes and GallowIV. y. I. Ant. Cl. y. 2.

glasses doomed to become the slaughPRECISIAN. A restrainer within precise Prolixious. Delaying, Mea. M. ii. 4. tered prey of Macbeth, Macb. i. 2. limits, Mer. W. ii. 1, (Letter.) PRONE. Meek, humble, Mea. M. i. 3. Quart d'ecu.

The fourth part of a PREGNANCY. Fruitfulness of intellect, Addicted, Win. T. ii. 1, Hen. VIII. i. crown, All's W. iv. 3 & v. 2. 2 Hen. IV. i. 2.

I, Cymb. v. 1.

Quat. A pimple on the skin. Applied PREGNANT. Apprehensive, fertile in PROOF. For approof, in the sense of metaphorically to mean a little common perception, Tw. N. iii. 1. Well in approval, Tam. S. iv. 3.

fellow, Oth. v. I. formed, Mea. M. i. 1. Rich in evi- PROPER. Comely, well-shaped, Temp. | QUATCH. Squat, or flat, All's W. ii. 2. dence, convincing, Mea. M. ii. 1, Oth. ii. 2, Two Gen. V. iv. 1, Mids. N. i. 2. QUEAN. A slut, an ill-famed woman. ii. 1, Cymb. iv. 2. Full of mischievous Also, one's own, or belonging to, Win. Mer. W. iv. 2, All's W. ii. 2, 2 Hen. ingenuity, Tw. N. ii. 2. Apt, mean T. ii. 3, Ham. v. 2, Oth. i. 3.

IV. ii. i. ing, replete with intelligence, Ham. PROPERTIED. Made a property of, made QUEASY. Squeamish, fastidious, delicate, ji. 2. Promptly subservient, Ham. use of, Tw. N. iv. 2, John v. 2. Gift Much Ado ii. 1, Lear ii. 1. Disgusted. iii. 2. Susceptible of, open to, capable ed with qualities, or properties, Ant. Ant. Cl. iii. 6. of receiving, Lear iv 6. Cl. v. 2.

QUELL. To subdue, to destroy, to murPREMISED. Pre-sent. Latin, Premitto, PROPERTIES.

Theatrical necessaries, der, Two Gen. V. iv. 2, Mids. N. v. 1, to send beforehand, 2 Hen. VI. v. 2. Mer. W. iv. 4, Mids. N. i. 2.

i Hen. VI. i. 1, 2 Hen. VI, v. 1, Tim, PRENOMINATE. Heretofore named, PROPOSE. Talk, conversation, Fr. Pro A. iv. 2. Used as a noun for murder,

Ham, ii. 1. To foretell, to name be pos, Much Ado ii. 1. Harangue, assassination, Macb. i. 7. forehand, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

holding forth, Oth. i. 1.

QvERN. A hand, or horse-mill for grindPRESCRIPT. Prescribed, or previously PROROGUE. Suspend, Ant. Cl. . I. ing corn, Mids. N. ii. 1.

written injunction, Ant. Cl. iii. 8. Lengthen out, or prolong, Peric. v. 1. QUEST. A common abbreviation of inPre-written, laid down, Hen. V. iii. 7. “Prorogued,” Rom. J. ii. 2.

quest, Rich. III. i. 4, Ham. v. 1. (See PRESENCE The receiving-room of the PROVAND. Provender, food, Corio. ii. 1. CROWNER'S-QUEST.)

sovereign, Hen. VIII. ii. , Rich. II. PRUNE. To dress, and make neat the QUESTANT. A seeker, an aspirant, All's i. 3. Hence, it came to be used for feathers, 1 Hen. IV. i. s, Cymb. v. 4.

W. ii. 1. any state room, Rom. J. v. 3.

PUCELLE. A virgin, 1 Hen. VI, i. 2 & 4. QUESTRISTS. Searchers, those in quest, PRESENT Used for represent, perPuck. Robin Goodfellow. A waggish

Lear jii. 7. form, enact, or personate, in stage par: sprite, of Celtic origin. Puke, in QUICK. Alive, living, Mer. W, jä. lance, Love's L. L. V. 1. "Presents," Icelandic, means a demon, Mids. N. All's W. v. 3, Win. T. iv. 3, Hen. *. Love's L. L. v. 2. “ Presented," ii. 1.

ii. 2. Temp. iv. 1, Love's L. L. v. 2, Mids. PUGGING. Thieving, Win. T. iv. 2, QUIDDIT. A contraction of quiddity. N. iii. 2. (Song.)

A refinement in reasoning usually apPRESENTLY. Immediately, Temp. iv. PUKE-STOCKING A dark-coloured hose, plied to legal quibblings, Ham. v. 1. 1, Two Gen. V. v. 2, 2 Hen. VI. iv. 7. i Hen. IV. ii. 4.

QUIDDITIES. Shrewd quirks of argue PRESS. A crowd, Hen. VIII. iv. 1 & v. Pun. To pound, as in a mortar, Tr. Cr. ment, i Hen. IV. i. 2. 3, Jul. Cæs. i. 2. Fr. Presse.

QUILLETS. Sophisms, chicanery, Ham.

Ad. 5.

ii. I.

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