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CHARINESS. Discretion, caution, Mer. CLEAR STORIES. A terin in architecture COIGNE. The corner-stone of a building, W. in. I. for a row of windows running along

Macb. i. 6, Corio. v. 4. CHARLES' WAIN. The constellation of

the upper part of the wall of an apart- COIL. Bustle, tumult, confusion, Temp. seven stars, wheeling round the north ment, Tw. N. iv, 2.


2, Two Gen. V. i. 2, Much Ado pole, called the Great Bear, Ursa CLEPE. To call, to name, Macb. iii. 1,

V. 2. major, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 1.

Ham. i. 4

COLBRAND. A Danish giant, overcome by CHARM. To conjure, invoke, or evoke C11FF. From the Fr. Clej, a key. A Guy Earl of Warwick, John i. 1, Hen.

by fascinating means, Jul. Cæs. ii. 1, term in music, Tr. Cr. v. 2. Cymb. i. 7.

CLING. To shrivel, to shrink up, to COLLECT. To gather by observation, 2 Charmed. Magically preserved, Cymb. waste, consume, Macb. v. 5.

Hen. VI. iii. I. V. 3.

CLINQUANT. Glittering. Fr. Clinquant, COLLECTION. Conclusion, or CHARMING. Magically inspiring, Cymb. tinsel, Hen. VIII, i. 1.

quence drawn, Ham. iv. 5, Cymb. v. 5 V. 3.

Clip. To enfold, to embrace, Corio. i. 6. COLLIED. Smudged with coal, blackCHARNECO. A Spanish, or Portuguese John v. 2, Win, T. v. 2.

ened, discoloured, darkened, Mids. N. wine, 2 Hen. VI. ii. 3. CLIPPER. A debaser of coin, by cutting

i. 1, Oth, ii. 3. CHASES. "A chase at Tennis is the du- or clipping the edges, Hen V. iv. 1. COLLIER. Formerly a word of insult,

ration of a contest between the players, Close. To conciliate by agreeing with; Tw. N. iii. 4, Love's L. L. iv. 3, Rom. in which the strife on each side is kept to comply; to come round to the same

J. i. 1. up by the ball," (PAYNE COLLIER), opinion with; to finally assent, Mea. M. COLLOP. A piece of meat. Used metaHen. V. i. 2.

v. 1, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4, Jul. Cæs. ill. 1. phorically for a portion, Win. T. i. 2, CHAUDRON. The entrails of a beast, [In the passage from Measure for Mea

i Hen. VI. v. 4. Macb. iv. I.

sure, the word "gloze” has been sub- COLMES-KILL. An island in the Hebrides, CHEATER. Used punningly for escheat- stituted in some editions; but the other

Macb. ii.

4 er; an officer in the Exchequer, whose

passages show "close" (as in Folio


Fear no colours.” A miliduty was to exact forfeitures, Mer. W. edition to be right.] To join, to unite, tary term, meaning, Fear not the

enemy, i. 3.

Rom. J. ii. 6. *Closing." Hen. IV. Tw. N. i. CHECK. A term in falconry. To change (Chorus.)

COLT. To trick, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 2. from one prey to another, Tw. N. iii. 1. CLOUD IN HIS FACE. Said of a horse that CO-MAKT. Bargain, covenant, treaty CHEER. Aspect, countenance, Mer. Ven. has a dark-coloured spot between the

Ham. i. 1. iii. 2, Mids. N. iii. 2, 1 Hen. VI. i. 2. eyes; a mark supposed to be indicative

COMBINATE. Contracted, betrothed, CHERRY-PIT. A boy's game, consisting o? of bad temper, Ant. Cl. ij. 2.

Mea. M. iii. 1. pitching cherry-stones into a hole, Tw. Clout. A cloth, or towel, John iii. 4,

COME OFF. In modern vulgar parlance, Rich. III. i. 3, Ham, ii. 2.

to “come down with" (money), Mer. CHEVERIL. Leather made from kid's Clout. The centre of the butt at which

Used in the modern artistic skin, Fr. Chevrca:. Being pliable, archers aim, Love's L L iv. I 2 Hen. sense of “come out,"

stand forth the term was used metaphorically, IV. ii. 2.

clearly," Tim. A. i. 1. Tw. N. iii. 1, Rom. J. ii. 4, Hen. VIII. Cloy. An old form of the word claw; 10 COMFORTING Used in its legal sense, stroke with the claw, Cymb, v. 4

"comforting and abetting," Win. T. Chew. To ruminate, Jul. Cæs. i. 2. Clubs. In an affray in London, the cry ii. 3. CHEWET. Fr. Chouette; a chough, a used to be, "Clubs! clubs"--whether COMMA. Used to indicate the minutest jack-daw, 1 Hen. IV. v. 1.

to part, or join the combatants, As You stop, Tim, A. i. 1. As a link of amiCHIDING. Resounding; the cry of L. v. 2, Hen. VIII. v. 3.

cably harmonious connexion, Ham, v. hounds, Mids. N. iv. I.

COACH-FELLOW. A horse employed to In the latter instance, commentaCHILD. A youth trained to arms. Used draw with another. By metaphor, a tors have explained the allusion as as a title, Lear iii. 4, (Song.) close companion, Jier. W. ii. 2.

being to the smallest point in punctuaCHILDING. Bearing children, or off- Coals. “To carry coals;" to submit to tion; but we take it to be "comma, spring; fruitsul, Mids. N. ii. 2.

any degradation; the lowest menials the terın applied by theoretical inusiCHILDNESS. Childishness, Win. T. i. 2. being the carriers of wood and coal, cians to "the least of all the sensible CHOPINE. A high shoe, or clog, Ham. Hen. V. ii, 2, Rom. J. i. 1.

intervals in music " showing the exact Coasting. Sideling, conciliating, en- proportions between concords. Tuners CHOUGH. A sea-side crow, Lear iv. 6, ticing, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

of organs and pianofortes use the word Temp. ii. 1, Mids. N. iii. 2.

COBLOAF. Minshew says: “It is a little thus to the present day. For a farther CHRISTENDOM. A term used for the loaf made with a round head, such as explanation of “comma, as a musical

Christian part of the world, 1 Hen. IV. cob-irons, which support the fire,” Tr. term, see Hawkins's Hist. of Music, ii. 1. For Christianity, John iv. i. For Cr. ii. 1.

p.p. 28, 122, and 410, Novello's edition, Christian names, All's W. i. I.

Cock. A subterfuge oath, used instead 1853. The context of the passage in CHRISTOM. Mrs Quickly's corruption, of the name of the Deity, Ham. iv. 5, “ Hamlet,” shows the far greater probfor Chrisome, Chrysom, or Chrisme; (Song.)

ability that Shakespeare had in view the cloth put upon a child newly bap- Cock. The name of a small boat; a cock- a term referring to concord, than one tized, Hen. V. ii. 3. boat, Lear iv, 6.

alluding to the method of stopping. CHUFE. A fat, swinish, and avaricious COCKATRICE. A fabulous serpent, crest- COMMODITY. Convenience, advantage, person," i Hen. IV. ii. 2.

ed like a cock; supposed to kill with interest, John ii, 2. CINQUE-PACE. A dance, (called also a its looking, Tw. N. iii. 4, Rom. J. iii. 2, COMMUNICATION.

Used in the sense of Galiard ;) the steps of which were regu- Rich, III. iv. I.

comment, animadversion upon, Hen, lated by the number five, Much Adoii. 1. COCKLE. A weed in corn-fields, Love's

VIII. i. 1. CIRCUMSTANCE. Particulars of argument, L, L. iv. 3.

COMPANION. Used as a term of coTr. Cr. iii. 2.

COCKLED. Used by Shakespeare for en- tempt, Corio. iv. 5, Jul. Cæs. iv. 3. CIRCUMSTANCED. Submissive to circum- shelled. Fr. Coquille, Love's L. L. COMPARATIVE.

Dealer in comparisons stances, Oth. iii. 4. iv, 3.

and witticisms of analogy, 1 Hen. IV. CITAL Recital, citation, 1 Hen. IV. v. 2. COCKLE HAT. A cockle shell worn in the i. 2. & ii. 2. CITIZEN. Used adjectively, for town- hat was the distinction of a pilgrim, COMPASSED WINDOW. A recessed, or nurtured, Cymb. iv. 2. Ham. iv. 5, (Song.)

bow-window, Tr. Cr. i. 2. CITTERX. A musical instrument re- COCKNEY. The ordinary use of the word COMPASSIONATE. Used in the sense of

sembling the guitar, Love's L. L. V. 2. is as a cant name for a Londoner. complaining, Rich. II. i. 3. CLACK-DISH or CLAP-DISH. The beg

Shakespeare uses the wo for a cook, COMPETITOR. Used in the sense of a gar's wooden dish, with a cover; Lear ii. 4; and for an affected, con- confederate, a colleague, Ant. Cl. i. 4, which he used to clack, to draw atten- ceited fellow, Tw. N. iv. 1.

& ii. 7, & v. 1. tion, Mea. M. iii. 2. COCKREL. A young cock, Temp. ii, 1,

COMPLEMENT. Full observance, Mer. CLAMOUR. The concluding crash in a Rom. J. i. 3.

W. iv. 2. Accomplishment, completepeal of bell-ringing, called by abbre- COCK-SHUT TIME. Twilight. The time


Love's L. L. i. 1 & iii. 1. viation the “Clam;" also technically for ensnaring woodcocks, that then COMPLEXION. Temperament, constitutermed “Firing.” The silence that come out to feed, Rich. III. v. 3.

tional tendency, Ham. i. 4. ensues makes Shakespeare's use of Coctus. Cooked, boiled, sodden, Love's COMPOSURE. Combination, agreement, “Clamour your tongues," peculiarly L. L. iv. 2.

T. Cr, ji. 3. appropriate, Win. T. iv. 3.

ii. 2.

COFFIN. The raised crust of a pie, Tit. COMPROMISED. Used in the sense of Claw. To flatter; from to scratch, or

A. v. 2.

“Custard-coffin,” Tam. S. promised with each other, or mutually tickle, Much Ado i. 3.

agreed, Mer. Ven. i. 3. Clean. Entirely, completely, Rich. II. Cog. To cheat, to play falsely with dice, COMPTUULE. Sensitive, susceptible, Tw.

Mer. W. üï. 3, Love's L. L. V. 2.

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Con. To know, to learn, Tw. N. i. 5, CORINTHIAN. A debauchee. The city of gence; what we now call “a verbal Mids. N. i. 2. To study to express,

Corinth was proverbial for being a licen message," Tw. N. iv. 3. Tim. A. iv. 3.

tious city, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 4

CRESSET. Fr. Croissette. A light, or CONCEAL. Simple's blunder for

CORKY, Dry, withered, Lear iïi. 7.

beacon; so called, because it was fixed It would be gratuitous to explain this,

COROLLARY. A crowning number or upon a cross, i Hen. IV. iii. 1. but that one of the commentators quantity; amply, or even more than CRESCIVE. Growing, increasing, Hen. gravely proposed inserting what he enough, Temp. iv. 1.

V. i. 1. called the correct word,--to the de CORPORAL. Used for corporcal, Love's CRESTLESS. Those who have no right to spoiling us of that pleasant passage, L. L. iv. 3, All's W. i. 2, Macb. i. 3 & armorial bearings, 1 Hen. VI. ii. 4. Mer. W. iv. 5.

7, Hen. V. i. 1, Jud. Cæs. iv. 1, Cymb. Crisp. Winding, curled, curved. Temp. CONCEIT. Fanciful contrivance, thought,

iv. 1, Mer. Ven. iii. 2. 1 Hen. IV. i. 3, Mids. N. i. 1, Love's L. L. ii. 1, Ham. CORROBORATE. Probably Pistols mistake Tim. A. iv. 3; V. 2.

for "corollarate” (from corollary); in CRONE, An old woman, Win. T. Ü. 3. CONCENT. Harmony, agreement, Hen. which case, he would mean brought to CrossES. Coin, So called because V. i. 2.

a conclusion, "done for," Hen. V. ii. 1. stamped with the cross, As You L. ü. CONCLUSION. Experiment. Used for Corse'. Used for corses, for the sake of 4, Love's L. L. i. 2. that whence conclusion may be drawn, the metre, 2 Hen. IV. i. 1.

CROSS-ROW. The Alphabet was formerly Cymb. i. 6, Ham. iii.

Cost. May be used elliptically: meaning printed in the forin of a cross; and used CONDUCT. Used as conductor, Temp. cost me.” Some editors think it a to be called the Christ-cross, cris-cross, V. 1, 2 Hen. VI. ii. 4, Rom. J. iii. 1, & misprint for coast,” explaining that or cross-row, Rich III. i. 1.

word, to hover over or about in pursuit Crow-KEEPER. A scare-crow, Rom. J. CONEY-CATCHING. Swindling, cheating. of. But possibly "cost" is a misprint i. 4, Lear iv. 6.

From Coney, the name of a rabbit, for “foot," in the sense of “to clutch," CROWNER'S-QUEST. The grave-digger's esteemed a simple animal, Mer. W. i. as it is used in “Cymbeline," where the corruption of coroner's inquest, Ham.

Used also for jocular tricking, allusion is also to an eagle, 3 Hen. VI. V, I. Tam. S. iv. 1.

i. 1.

CRUSH A CUP. A drinking phrase. As CONFECT. Sweetmeat. " Count Con COSTARD. The head, Mer. W. iii. 1, we now say,

“Crack a bottle,” Rom. J. fect,” a sugary gentleman, Much Ado Lear iv. 6.

i. 2. COTED. Overtook; came side by side CRUZADO. A Portuguese gold coin ; CONFINELESS. Boundless, Macb. iv. 3. with. From Fr. Coté, Ham. ii. 2.

stamped with a cross, and varying in CONFINER. One who lives on the confines COTED. A form of “quoted,” Love's L. value at different periods, Oth. iii. 4. of another country : a borderer, Cymb.

CRY. Pack. * Cry of curs,

Corio. COT-QUEAN. A coddler, a potterer in ii. 3 & iv. 6. Used in this sense, and CONFUSIONS. Launcelot's blunder for household affairs, Rom. J. iv. 4.

in that of yelping complaint, Oth. ii. 3. Conclusions," Mer. Ven. ii. 2. COTSALL. Cotswold, in Gloucestershire, CRY AIM. See AIM. CONGEST To heap together, Lover's Mer. W. i. I.

CRY ON. To cry on Victory, to cry on Comp. 37.

COULTER. Lat. Clicr, cutter; a plough Havock, to cry on Murder, are used by CONGREEING or CONGRUING. Concur share, Hen. V. v. 2.

Shakespeare ; and the verb seems to ring, or agrecing in, Hen. V. i. 2. COUNTENANCE. Specious appearance, stand for hailing, invoking; or proCONTAIN Used in the sense of retain, deceptive show, Mea. M. v. 1. To do claiming, Rich. III. v. 3, Ham. v. 2, Mer. Ven. v. I. honour to, to pay hospitable attention

Oth, v. I. CONTEMPTIBLE. Commonly used for to, Tam, S. iv, 1. Patronage, favour CRYSTALS. A term for eyes, Hen. V. merly for contemptuous, or scornful, ing support, Corio. v. 5.

ii. 3. Much Ado ii. 3.

COUNTER. To “run counter," in hunt CUBICULO. An affectation of Sir Toby's CONTINENT. That which contains, or ing, is to trace the scent backwards, for chamber, or lodging, Tw. N. iii. 2. encloses, Ham. iv. 4.

Com. E. iv. 2, Ham, iv. 5.

Cue. Theatrical term. The last word of CONTINUATE. Uninterrupted, Oth. iii. 4. COUNTERFEIT. Resemblance, likeness, a preceding speech, Mids. N. ij. 1. CONTRIVE. To pass, spend, or

portrait, Mer. Ven. ii. 2, Tim. A. v. CUISSES. Armour for the thighs, 1 Hen. away, Tam. S. i. 2, Lover's Comp. 35. i, Ham, iii. 4.

IV. iv. I. CONTRIVE. In the sense of scheme, plot, COUNTERPOINTS. Counterpanes, Tam. S. CULLION. A despicable fellow, a stupid devise injuriously, Mer. Ven. iv. 1, As

lout, Tamn. S. iv. 2, Hen. V. iii. 2, You L. iv. 3. Contrived," Hen. V. iv. 1. COUNTERS. These were formerly used as

Hen. VI. i. 3. CONVENTS. Comes together, accords, aids in reckoning and casting accounts, CULLIONLY. Base, rascally, Lear ii. 2. agrees, suits, Tw. N. v. 1.

Win. T. iv, 2, Tr. Cr. ii. 2, Cyınb. v. 4. CUNNING. Skill, skilful, knowing, Ham. CONVENTED, Summoned, Mea. M. v. 1, “Counter-caster," Oth. i. 1.

iv. 7, 1 Hen. IV. ii. 4, Peric. iii, 2. Hen. VIII. v. 1, Corio. ii. 2.

County. Count, or Earl, All's W. iii. 7, CURB. To crouch, truckle, bend; Fr. CONVEY. A polite verb, for, to steal, Tw. N. i. 5, Rom. J. i. 3.

Courber, Ham. iii. 4. Mer. W. i. 3.

Courage. Used in the sense of spirit, CURFEW. The 8 o'clock evening bell CONVEYANCE. Fraud, manauvring, 3 resolution, 3 Hen. VI. ii.


Corio. (Fr. Cour're jeu, instituted by William Hen. VI. iii. 3.


ii. I.

I. of England, Temp. v. 1, Rom. J. iv. CONVEYED. Passed off, made appear,

COURSER'S HAIR. An allusion to the 4, Lear iii. 4, Mea. M. iv. 2. Hen. V. i. 2.

superstition that horse-hair laid in wa Curiosity. Scrupulousness, Lear i. 2. CONVICTED. Overpowered, defeated, de ter would become alive and turn to Curious. Scrupulous, precise, Tam. S. stroyed, John iii. 4.

venomous reptiles, Ant. Cl. i. 2. CONVINCE. To overcome, overwhelm, COURT-CUPBOARD. A movable buffet, CURIOUS - KNOTTED GARDEN. Ancient Macb. i. 7 & iv, 3, Peric. i. 2. or closet, Rom. J. i. 5.

gardens were laid out in “Knots," or CONVIVE. To be convivial, to carouse, or COURT HOLY-WATER. A proverbial ex beds, cut into quaint and fantastical feast together, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

pression, signifying flattery ; also, shapes, disposed with formal symmetry, COOLING CARD. A card, in gaming, that words, not deeds, Lear iii. 2.

Love's L. L. i, i, Letter.) cools an adversary's courage. Applied Coy. To smooth, or caress, Mids. N. CURSORARY. Used for cursory; hasty, metaphorically, i Hen. VI. v. 4.

Hen. V. v. 2. COPATAIN HAT. A tall, high-crowned COYSTRIL, or Coistrel. A low fellow, CURST, Ill-tempered, cross, vicious, hat, Tam. S. v. 1. Tw. N. i. 3, Peric. iv. 6.

Tam, S. i. 1 & 2, Much Ado ii. 1, Lear COPE. To engage, As You L. ii. 1, Lear COZIER, A cobbler, a tailor; also, a ji. I, Rich. III. i. 2. V. 3, Tr. Cr. ii. 3, Ham. iii, 2.

botcher, Tw. N. ii. 3.

CURTAIL DOG. Primarily, a dog belong. Core. Covering; the canopy of heaven, Crab. A wild apple roasted, and put ing to one not qualified for the chase : Peric. iv. 6.

into ale; a favourite old indulgence, and therefore obliged to have its tail Cope. To requite, Mer. V. iv. I.

Mids. N. ii. 1.

docked; subsequently, applied to COPHETUA. An ideal African king. See Crack. A sprightly, forward boy, 2 dog unfit for sport, Mer. W. ii, 1, Com. Ballad in Percy's Reliques, Love's L. Hen. IV. ii. 2, Corio. i. 3.

E. iii. 2, Pass. Pilg. xvi. L. iv. 1, (Letter,) 2 Hen. IV. v. 3, Rom. CRANTS. Garlands, Ham. v. I.

CURTAL The same word, slightly alJ. ii. 1.

Crare. Craft, small sailing-vessel, Cymb. tered, applied to a horse, All's W. Copy. The main source, abundance ; Lat. Copia, Com. E. v. 1.

CRAVEN. A dastard, a recreant, Tam. S. CURTLE-AX. A cutlass, or short, broadCORAGIO. From the Ital.; an encour ii. 1, Hen. V. iv. 7, 1 Hen. VI. ii. 4 & bladed sword ; Fr. Coutelas, As You aging exclamation, Temp. v. 1, All's

L. i. 3, Hen. V. iv, 2. CREDENT. Credible, to be believed, Mea. CUSTOMER. A name for a common woCORANTO. A brisk dance, Tw. N. i. 3, M. iv. 4, Win. T. i. 2, Ham. i. 3.

man, All's W. v. 3, Oth. iv. I. All's W. ii. 3, Hen. V. iii. 5.

CREDIT. Used formerly for oral intelli Cit. A term of contempt, Tw. N. ii. 3.

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quire, Mer, W. ii. 4 os inscribed by DEATHSMAN. The Executioner, 2 Hen.

A docked horse was called a “Cut," 1 melancholy; dark, secret; earest, meaning than mereo, Corio. i. 1, Oth. Hen. IV. ii. 1. eager, Peric. iii. (Gower.)

i. 2. Shakespeare uses the word in its CUT AND LONG TAIL Meaning every DEARTH. Formerly was used for dear more ordinary and modern sense, sort of dog. Used metaphorically for ness, Ham. v. 2. Elsewhere, in its

Macb. iv. 3. men of all degrees under that of Es usual sense of scarcity, Ant. Cl. ii. 7, DEMISE. To grant, Rich. III. iv. 4.

Corio. i. 1.

DEMURELY. Gravely, solemnly, Ant. Cl. ' POETRY. cutiers on their knives, Mer. Ven. v. 1. VI. iii. 2, 3 Hen. VI. v. 5, Lear iv. 6. DEMURING. Looking demurely, with Ct1-1 URSE. A thief; the purse formerly DEATH TOKENS. Spots on the skin indi sobriety, Ant. Cl. iv. 13. hung from the girdle, Hamn. iii. 4 cating the plague, Tr. Cr. ii. 3.

DEN. Good den,” a corruption of Cits. “To draw cuts," was to draw DEBATE. Contention, fighting; Fr. De

“Good e'en.” It was formerly proper iots, or papers cut into lengths; the battre, 2 Hen. IV. iv. 4.

to say "evening” any time after midlongest being the prize, Com. E. v. 1. DEDITOR-AND-CREDITOR. The title of day, John i. I, Much Ado iï.

Rom. CUTTLE. A cant name for a cut-purse's certain old treatises upon commercial

knife; and applied to the thief himself, book-keeping, Cymb. v. 4. Used as a Denay. To deny, 2 Hen. VI. i. 3. De2 Hen. IV. ii. 4. sneering nickname, Oth. i. 1.

nial, Tw. N. ii. 4. CYPRUS. Spelt also, Cypress. The stuff DEBOSHED. Debauched, degraded, Temp. DENIER. A French piece of money of which is now called crape, Tw. N. iii. iii. 2, All's W. ii. 3 & v. 3.

lowest value, Tam. S. i. (Ind.), 1 Hen. I, Win. T. iv. 3, (Song.)

DECEIVABLE. Deceptious, Tw. N. iv. 3, IV. ii. 3, Rich. III. i. 2.
Rich. II. ii. 3.

DEPART. For departure, Two Gen. V.
DECK OF CARDS. A pack, 3 Hen. VI. v. 4, 3 Hen. VI. ii. i. Depart and

part were formerly used indiscriminDECKED. Sprinkled. To deg is still in ately, Love's L. L. ii. 1, Rom. J. iii. 1, DAFF. A form of “Doff." To dash off, provincial use for to sprinkle. Dacg, DEPARTING. Severing, separation, 3 to put away, Much Ado ii. 3 & v, 1, i Icelandic, means a shower, Temp. i. 2.

Hen. VI. ii. 6. Hen. IV. iv. 1, Lover's Comp. 43. Decline. To pass through various forms, Derose. To cite, to make deposition, Dagger. The dagger was formerly worn as in the grammar, Rich. III. iv. 4, Tr.

Rich. II. i. 3. behind the back, Rom. J. v. 3.

Cr. ii. 3.

DEPRIVE. To disinherit, Lear i. 2. DAGGER OF LATH. The wooden weapon Deem. Surmise, notion, Tr. Cr. iv. 4. DEROGATE. To lower oneself, Cymb. ii.

used by the Vice" in the old “Morali- DEFEAT. “Defeat thy favour," is, oblit. 1. Degenerate, degraded, Lear i. 4. ties," Tw. N. iv. 2, (Song,) 1 Hen. IV. erate thy natural look, Oth. i. 3. DESCANT. An antiquated term in music, ii. 4, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 2.

DEFEATURES. Defects or injuries of fea meaning to make variations upon a DAGONET. Sir Dagonet was the clown, ture, Com. E. i. 1 & v. I.

given theme, or ground, Two Gen. V. or fool to King Arthur, 2 Hen. IV. DEFEND. To forbid; Fr. Défendre, i. 2, Rich. III. i. 1 & iii. 7. 211. 2.

Much Ado ii. 1, Oth. i. 3.

DESIGN. To distinguish, point out, Rich. DAINTY. To "make dainty," was to be DEFIANCE. Denial, rejection, Mea. M.

II. i. 1. delicate or fastidious in consenting,

DESIRE For desire the delay of. To Rom. J. i. 5.

DEFTLY. Dexterously, cleverly, Macb. pray for a longer or more distant day, DAMASCUS. Said to be the spot where

iv. 1.

is still a term in legal use, Hen. VIII. Cain killed Abel, 1 Hen. VI. i. 3. DEFY. To disdain, refuse, renounce, ii. 4: DAMN. To condemn to death, Jul. Cæs. Mer. W. ii. 2, John iii. 4, i Hen. IV. DESPATCHED. Despoiled, berest, Ham. iv. 1, Ant. CL i. 1.

As You L. Epil.)

i. 5. DANGER. To be in a person's "danger," DEGREES. It is not easy to assign a pre- DETERMINATE. Brought to a crisis, or

meant to be in his debt, Mer. Ven. cise meaning to the word in this pas conclusion, Oth. iv. 2, Rich. II. i. 3, iv. 1. sage; and Mr Collier's MS. corrector

Sonnet 87. DANK. Damp, moist, Mids. N. ii. 3, 1 alters it to “diseases," which gives a DEVESTING. Undressing; Lat. Devestio, Hen. IV. ii. 1, Jul. Cæs. ii. 1, Rom. J. meaning-but does not seem to be the Fr. Devetir, Oth. ii. 3.

right word here, from its having a bald, DINILE. A gardener's tool to set plants, DANSKERS. Danes, Ham. ii. 1.

flat effect, and from its being used twice

Win. T. iv. 3. DARE. To daunt, to scare.

Larks are

immediately after. Had the present DICH. A peculiar form of “do it," or frightened or bewildered, and caught editors felt justified in substituting a may ii do.” An expression not met by a mirror put upon a piece of scarlet word, they would have been disposed with elsewhere, Tim. A. i. 2. cloth, Hen. VIII. iii. 2. Also used in to print "decrees," as nearest to that DICKON. The familiar of Richard ; like the sense of a challenge, or defiance, in the original editions, and affording the modern, “Dick," Rich III. v. 3, Ant. Cl. i. 2.

the exact required sense, 2 Hen. IV. Scroll.) DARNEL A pertinacious weed, believed

Dir. Used in the sense of suffer, underto injure the sight. Botanice Lolium DELATIONS. Intimations, informations, go, Lear v. 3 Arreune: called also "Ray grass,'

Oth. ii. 3.

DIET. To pursue a regimen by abstiHer. V. v. 2, Lear iv. 4.

DELIGHTED. For delightful, Oth. i. 3, nence, Two Gen, V. ii. I. DARRAIGN. To make ready to fight, 3 Cymb. v. 4.

DIFFUSED. Irregular, disorderly, Mer. Hon. VI. ii. 2.

DELIGHTED. This word, which affords W. iv. 4, Hen. V. v. 2, Lear i. 4. DATES. Used in cookery, All's W. i. 1, an inconsistent sense here, we take to DIRECT. Used in the sense of to dele. T. C. 1. 2.

be a misprint in the Folio for “delated ;" gate, Peric, i, 2. DACB. To smear, i Hen. IV. i. I, Lear a word that,-in Shakespeare's way of DIRECTITUDE. A blunder of the servant

ii. 2. Also to seiga, to put on a man. using words for his own purpose de who wishes to use a fine word for disner, Lear iv. i. * Daub'd," Rich. III. rived from the Latin, and in his way of

creditude - – simply, discredit, Corio.

combining various significations in a DAL BERY. Imposture by trumpery single term, -would imply “conveyed DISABLE. Disparage, undervalue, As shows, Mer. W. iv. 2. and accused. Delatus is explained in

You L, iv. 1, i Hen. VI. v. 3. DAW. Used to signify a silly fellow, as Ainsworth's Lat. Dictionary to mcan DISAPPOINTED. Unappointed, not pre

well as the bird so called, Corio. iv, s, both “carried” and “accused;" and pared, Ham, i. 5. Oth, i. i.

Bacon speaks of the "time wherein DISCANDYING. Melting like sugar, unDAY-BED. A couch or sofa, Tw. N. ii. 5, sound is dclated." If this were the candying, Ant. Cl. iii. 11 & iv. 10. Rich. III. iii. 7.

Poet's word here, we should feel the DISCERN. This is the word in the oriDAY-WOMAN. The dairy-maid.


passage to mean “a spirit accused of ginal; which Theobald altered to “de"Dey," or "Day,” formerly meant sin and whirled through space 'to serve,"--an alteration adopted by all the dairy, Love's L L I. 2. bathe in fiery floods, &c."

ii. 2.

iii. 5.

iv. 5.

editors since. But in restoring the DEAL. Simply a quantity, whether great firmation of our conjecture, we may word “discern,” we feel that it gives

or small. “No deal," is no quantity, refer to Shakespeare's expression, "ex the sense consistent both with what none at all, Pass. Pilgrim xij.

travagant and erring spirit,” in “Ham Malcolm has previously said of MacDEAR.

From the Sax. Dere, -dire, or let,” where" extravagant" is used in beth's having once been thought hurtful, Tim. A. V. 3, Tw. N. v. 1. its classical sense of wandering out of honest," and with what he afterwards DEAR. Momentous, most important. ! bounds, and “erring" is used in the com says in taxing himself with vices.

* Dear account," Rich. II. i. i, Rom. bined senses of straying, erratic, and Moreover, it supplies the verb required J. i. 5. * Dear cause," Lear iv. 3. of sinful, guilty, given to error.

before “wisdom," which all the editors DEAREST. Derest, direst, Ham. i. 2, DEMERITS, and “Merits,” formerly had miss,--they themselves having banished

sometimes the same signification De it. Shakespeare often makes one verb DEARN. (Spelt also, Derne.) Variously merit being classically derived from do double duty in a sentence; thus the

used by old writers for dreary, lonely, stemereo, which had an even stronger present passage appears to us to mean

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Cl. iv, 9.

V. 3.

J. i. 4.

you may discern something of Mac- DRUG. An old form of the word drudge, EGAL Equal; Fr. Egal, Tit. A. iv. 4. beth's once-believed virtue in me, and a scullion, Tim. A. iv. 3.

EGCS FOR MONEY. A proverbial expres“John, or Tom Drum's enter

sion, meaning [may discern) the wisdom of betraying DRUM.

Will you submit to le me to him," Macb. iv. 3. tainment;", a proverbial phrase for ill

cheated or bullied ?” Win. T. i. 2. DISCLOSED.' Hatched, Ham. v. i.

usage, All's W. iii. 6 & v. 3.

EGLANTINE. The sweet brier, Mids. N. DISCONTENTS. Malcontents, 1 Hen. IV. Drumble. To boggle, to dawdle, Mer. ii. 2, Cymb. iv. 2.

W. jii. 2.

Egma. A wilful alteration of enigma,

Love's L. L. iii. 1. Discourse. Used for power of discursive DUC DAME. Jaques' parody-burden of

ratiocination, Ham. iv. 4, Tw. N. iv. 3. Duc ad me," lead him to me,"-as EGYPTIAN THIEF. An allusion to the Disease. Uneasiness, inconvenience, a sneer at the " Come hither” of story of Thyamis, a robber-chief and discomfort, discontent, Lear i. I, i Amiens' song, As You L. ii. 5.

native of Memphis; who, knowing he Hen. VI. ii. 5. DUDGEON. The handle of a dagger,

must die, would have stabbed his capDISEdged. The edge of the appetite made of box-wood, Macb. ii. 1.

tive, Chariclea, the woman he loved, blunted; sated, Cymb. iii. 4. DUELLO. The code of laws for duelling,

Tw. N. v. 1. Dislimns. Obliterates, dissolves, Ant.

Tw. N. iii. 4, Love's L. L. i. 2.

EISEL (Spelt also, Eysil.) According to Cl. iv. 12. DUKE. Leader, or captain ; Lat. Dux,

some authorities, vinegar; to others, Hen. V. iii. ..

wormwood, Disnes. Tenths, or tens, Tr. Cr. ii. 2.

Used by Shakespeare to DISNATURED. Unnatural, Lear i. 4. DULLARD. An insensible lout, Cymb. v.

signify a repugnant 'draught, Sonnet Dispose. Disposal, John i. 1. Order, 5, Lear ii. 1. arrangement, Tr. Cr. ii

. 3. Disposi- Dumb. To make dumb, Peric. v. (Gower,) EKE. To add to, As You L. i. 2., Hen. V. tion, deportment, Oth. i. 3.

Ant. Cl. i. 5.

iii. (Chor.) Disposed. In the mood for mirth, Tw. DUMP. A mournful song, Two Gen. V. Eke. Also, likewise, Mer. W. i 3 N. ii. Love's L. L. ii. 1. iii. 2, Much Ado ii. 3, Song.)

ii. 3. 3, Disposer. As, of old, to be disposed” DUN'S THE MOUSE. A proverbial saying, ELD. Old age, Mea. M. iii. 1, Mer. W. meant to be gaily inclined, so, by “my of which the meaning is obsolete, and

iv. 4, Tr. Cr. ii. 2. disposer" Paris probably means to call remains “dun,” or dark to all the com- ELEMENT. . Used formerly to express the Cressida his inciter to gaiety and mer- mentators. In the line following, there

whole visible expanse of air and heaven, riment, Tr. Cr. iii. 1. is an allusion to an old rural sport

Tw. N. i. 1, Jul. Cæs. i. 3. DISPUNGE. Discharge, spunge-like, Ant. called “Dun is in the mire;" where ELEMENT. Elementary knowledge, ini

Dun is the name for a cart-horse, re

liation, Hen. VIII. i. 1. Shakespeare

has satirised the fantastic use of the DisseaT. To unseat, dethrone, Macb. presented by a log of wood, hauled at

by the company to extricate him from

word "c!ement” in his time, Tw. N. DISTEMPERATURE. Disorder, sickness, his supposed sticking in the mire, Rom. iii. 1, and has given an instance of that Com. E. v. i, Peric. v. 1. Disarrange

fashionable whim, Tw. N. iii. 4. He ment, perturbation, Mids. N. ii. 2, I DÜNG.' Used contemptuously to signify

alludes to another then prevailing idea Hen. IV. ii. 1 & v. 1, Rom. J. ii. 3. productions of earth needsul for the respecting the "elements as forming DISTRACTIONS. Detachments, separate

nourishment of man, Ant. Cl. v. 2.

(morally and physically) component parties, Ant. Cl. iii. 7.

DUNGY. Employed with similar signi- parts of human beings, Tw. N. ii. 3, DisTRAUGHT. The old participle for dis

fication; the one passage serving to

Jul, Cæs. v. 5, Ant. Cl. v. 2, Sonnets tracted, Rom. J. iv. 3, Rich. III, iii. 5. elucidate the other, in the poet's use of

44 & 45. Dividant. Divisible, Tim. A. iv. 3. the words “dung” and “dungy” in ELF, To twist or entangle the hair, DIVISION.

Lear ii. 3.
A term in music. A florid this play, Ant. Cl. i. 1.

" Elf locks," hair thus malpassage of sequent notes, 1 Hen. IV. Dup. To do up, to lift open; some doors ted, Rom. J. i. 4. iii. 1, Rom. J. iii. 5.

formerly requiring to be raised in EMBALLING. Carrying the ball at a coroDivulged. Publicly reported, or spoken opening, like port-cullises, Ham. iv. 5, nation, Shakespeare's invented word, of, Tw. N. i. 5. (Song.)

Hen. VIII, ii. 3. DOFF. To do off, or put off, Tam. S. jii. DURANCE. “A robe of durance ;” a EMBARQUEMENT. Embargo, or impedi. 2, John ii. 1.

garment made of durable stuff. There ment, Corio. i. 10. DOLE. A lot or portion dealt out, 2 Hen. is also a punning reference to durance,

EMBOSSED. Run down, foaming, swolIV. i. 1, Mer. W. iii. 4. In the sense

as meaning imprisonment,' 1 Hen. IV. len, raised, i Hen. IV. iii. 3, Ant. Cl. of grief or dolour, Ham. i. 2.

Com. E. iv. 3.

iv. 11, All's W. vi. 6, Tim. X. v. 2. DOLPHIN. Dauphin was anciently so

EBIPOWELLED. Exhausted, emptied, All's

W. i. written, 1 Hen. VI. i. 4.

3, Rich. III. v. 2. Embalmed, E

i Hen. IV. v. 4. Do ME RIGHT. A pledge used in drink

EMBRASURES. ing. Part of an old catch, 2 Hen. IV. Each. “At each" here stands for "cach

For embraces, Tr. Cr. v. 3, (Song.)

at end of each;" and has the sense of Dotant. One doting; a dotard, Corio.

the word ECHE, Lear iv, 6.

EMMANUEL Formerly prefixed to deeds EAGER. Sour; Fr. Aigre, Ham. i. 5. and letters, 2 Hen. VI iv. 2 DO TO DEATH. To kill, 3 Hen. VI. ï. 1. Keen, piercing, Ham. i. 4. Sharp,

EMPERY. Sovereign command, empire, Don. Do on, put on, Tit. A. i. 2, Ham. tart, 3 Hen. VI. ii. 6.

kingdom, Cymb. i. 7, Tit. A. i. 1 & 2, iv. 5, (Song, ) Ant. Cl. ii. 1. EANING. The season for producing off

Hen. V.'i. 2, Rich. III. iii, 7. DOUBLE-DEALER. Formerly applied to spring, Mer. Ven, i. 3.

EMPIRICUTIC. For empirical. Charlathose who played false in love or mar

EANLINGS. Young lambs just born, tanish, quackish. One of Menenius's riage. Punningly used, Much Ado v. Mer. Ven. i.

characteristically coined words, Corio.

3. 4, Tw. N. v. 1. EAR. To till, or plough, Rich. II. iii. 2.

ji. 1. Dout. Do out, put out, Hen. V. iv. 2, Metaphorically used, Ant. Cl. i. 4. EMULOUS. Jealous of superior authority, Ham. i. 4 & iv. 7. EARING. Cultivation ; figuratively em

Tr C. ii. 3. Dowie. A feather; the downy fibre of a ployed, Ant. Cl. i. 2.

ENACTURE. Action or effect, Ham. feather, Temp. iii. 3.

EARTH. 'Used for the body, the corporeal
Down-GYVED. Hanging like fetters, or or material part of men, Rom. J. i. 2 & EXCAVE. To hide, Oth. iv, 1.

gyves about the ankles, Ham, i. 1. ii. 1, Sonnet 146. There is probably an ENFEOFF. To grant as a feoff, to yield Doxy. A wench, Win. T. iv. 2, (Song.)

allusion also to the sense "carth” bears possession, to give up, i Hen.' IV. DRABBING. Following bad women, Ham. as land, in the first of the above

111. 2. ii. 1.

sages; old Capulet meaning to say that, ENGINE. A warlike machine ; also of DRAFF. Refuse, hog-wash, Mer. W. having lost all his other children, his torture, the rack, Tr. Cr. ii. 3, Corio. iv. 2, i Hen. IV. iv. 2.

daughter Juliet is now his sole' off- v. 4. Lear i. 4. DRAUGHT. A common sewer, Tim. A. spring, and sole heiress.

Engross. To enlarge, heap up together, V. 2, Tr. Cr. v. I. ECHE. The same as eke; to lengthen or make fat, : Hen. IV. iy.


Rich. Draw. A sporting word, to track out, Peric. iii. (Gower.)

III. üi. 7. game by the scent. To draw dry- ECSTASY. Madness, Macb. iv, 3, Temp. ExGROSSMENTS. Accumulations, 2 Hen. foot," means to track without the iii. 3, Com. E. iv. 4, Ham. iii. 1 & 4.

jv. 4.

V. 2.

iii. 2.


IV. iv, 4 scent, Com. E. iv, 2. “Drawn fox,” | EDWARD SHOVEL-BOARD. A shilling of ENKINDLE. To excite, to stimulate, hunted fox, 1 Hen. IV. iii. 3. Edward the Sixth's reign; a broad Macb. i.

3, 'Drest. For addressed; in the coin; and used in playing the game Enmew. To confine in a mew, or cage,

of prepared, making ready, Tr. Cr. of Shovel-board, Mer.'W i. 1. See Mea. M. iji, 1. i. 3.


ENSCONCE. To hide ; to protect as with DRIBBLING. A depreciating term in Effects. Intended actions, Ham. iii. 4. a fort, Mer. W. ii. 2, & iii. 3, Com. E. archery, Mea. M. i. 4.

EFTEST. Readiest, quickest, easiest, ü. 2, Áll's W. ii. 3, Sonnet 49. DROLLERY. A puppet-show, Temp. iii. 3.

Much Ado iv. 2,

ENSEAMED. Gross, rank. The fat, or

Lear iii. 7.

iv. 3.

V. 4.

T. iv. 3.

iii. 1.

ii. 2.

grease of an animal is called seam; and Puritans was called an “Exercise" Faithid. Believed, given credence to, a hawk was said to be enseamed, when Rich. III. ii. 2.

Lear ii. 1. too fat for flight, Ham. iii. 4.

EXHIBITION. A college term. A stipend, FAITORS. Malefactors, ill-doers, traitors, EXSEAR. To sere, or dry up, Tim. A. an allowance of money, or maintenance, 2 Hen. IV. ii. 4.

Two Gen. V. i. 3, Oih. i. 3 & iv. 3, FALL. As an active verb. To let drop, ENSHIELD. For enshielded ; covered, as

Lear i. 2

As You L. iii. 5, Rich. II. iii. 4, Ant. with a shield, Mea. M. ii. 4. EXIGENT. For exigence, Jul. Cæs. V. 1.

CI. iii. 9. ENTERTAIN. To keep in service, Two Termination, or extremity, 1 Hen. VI.


To falsify, to be untrue to, Gen. V. ï. 4 & iv. 4, Mer. W. i. 3. ii. 5.

Cymb. ii. 3. ENTERTAINMENT. In military pay, All's EXORCISMS. Conjurations. To exorcise Familiar. A demon or spirit; supposed W. iv. 1, Corio. iv. 3.

was used (in its strict sense, to summon to attend at call, Love's L. L. 1. 2, 1 ENTRANCE. This word is explained by out of) for to conjure ; and as often Hen. VI. iii. 2 & v. 3, 2 Hen. VI. iv. 7. the commentators to mean here, trance, applied to raising as to laying spirits,


A name for favourite ballads, reverie, musing ; but it may be a mis- or casting them out, 2 Hen. VI. i. 4. gay and fanciful, 2 Hen. IV. iii, 2. print for "countenance," which suits Exorcist,” All's W. v. 3, Jul. Cæs. Fancy. Love, Mids. N. iv. 1, Mer. Ven. sense and rhythm better, Peric. ii. 3. ii. 1.

iii. 2, (Song) Tw. N. v. 1. A love-sick ENTREAT. Frequently used, formerly, Expect. For expectation, Tr. Cr. i. 3. person, Lover's Comp. 9.

for to treat well, or ill, 2 Hen. VI. ii. 4. EXPEDIENCE. Haste, celerity, expedi- FANCY-FREE. Love-free, Mids. N. ii. 2. Rich. II. jii. 1, Tr. Cr. iv, 4.

tion, Rich. II. ii. 1, Hon. V. iv. 3. FANG. To lay hold of, gripe, Tim. A. ENTREAT. Used also in the sense of to Enterprise, undertaking, 1 Hen. IV. 1. iv. 3. invite, to entertain, Tr. Cr. iv. 5.

1, Ant. CI. i. 2.

FANGLED. Insignificant, frivolous, Cymb. ENVIOUS. Formerly was used for hating, EXPEDIENT. Quick, expeditious, Rich. bearing ill will, 2 Hen. VI. ii. 4.

II. i. 4, John ii. 1, As You L. iii. 1. FANTASTICAL. Fanciful, imaginary, Enviously. Pettishly, wrathfully, Ham. EXPIATE. Elapsed, closed, Rich. III, Macb. i.


Tw. N. i. 1. iv. 5.

iii. 3. To close, to conclude, Sonnet 22. FANTASTICOES. Coxcombs, Rom. J. ii. 4. Envy. In sense of hatred, or ill will, EXPOSTULATE. To question, to discuss, FAP. Cant term for drunk, Mer. W. i. i.

Hen. VIII. ii. 1 & jji. 1, Mer. Ven. iv. Two Gen. V. iii. 1, 3 Hen. VI. ii. 5, FARCED. Literally, stuffed ; Fr. Farci. 1, Corio. iii. 3. Ham. ii. 2.

Swollen, pompous, Hen. V. iv. I. EPHESIANS. Jolly comrades, 2 Hen. IV. ExsUFFLICATE. Despicable, contempt- FARDEL.

A burden; Itai. Fardello, ii. 2, Mer. W. iv. 5. ible, abhorred, Oth. iii. 3.

Ham. ii. 1.

A parcel or bundle, Win. EQUIPAGE. Supposed to be a cant term

EXTENDED. Law term.

Seized, Ant. for stolen goods, Mer. W. ij. 2.

Cl. i. 2.


A corruption from Fr. FarERRING. . In its Latin sense of erratic, Extent. Ditto. Scizure, As You L. cins, Farcy, a sort of leprosy in horses, wandering, Ham. i. 1, Oth, i. 3.

Assault, Tw. N. i. 5.

Tam. S. iii. 2. Erst. Heretofore, As You L. iii. 5, 2 EXTERN. For external, Oth. i. 1.

FAST AND LOOSE. A cheating game, Hen. VI. ii. 4

EXTIRP. For extirpate ; to root out, practised by vagrants and gipsies, ESCHEWED. Shunned, avoided, Mer. W. Mea. M. iii. 2, 1 Hen. VI. iii. 3.

Ant. Cl. iv. Io.
V. 5.
EXTRACTING, Shakespeare uses this

FAT. Used for distasteful, nauseous, ESCOTED. Paid. From the Fr. Esco!, word (as he frequently uses words) in Tw. N. v. 1. a shot, or reckoning, Ham, ii, 2.

the strict sense of its classical deriva- FATHOM. Depth, capacity, Oth. i. 1. Esil. By some supposed to mean Yssell, tion. By an 'extracting frenzy," FATIGATE. Fatigued, exhausted, Corio.

Issell, or Izel, a river near Denmark ; Olivia means a frenzy (her infatuation by others to be the same word as for Viola) which are her out of all FAVOU'R. Countenance, feature, appearEisel. (See EISEL.) But, in both in- thoughts but one, Tw. N. v. 1.

ance, look, Tw. N. ii. 4, Rich. II. iv. I, stances, used by the poet to indicate EXTRAUGHT. Extracted, derived, 3 Jul. Cæs. i. 2, Macb. i. 5, Oth. i. 3. a difficult or disagreeable draught,

Hen. VI. ii. 2.

Får. Faith. ** By my fay," a common Ham. v. I.

ExtrAVAGANT. Used in its strict ety- oath, Tam. S. 2, (Ind.), Rom. J. i. 5, ESPERANCE. Hope, Fr., regularly adopt- mological sense; wandering out of, Ham. ii, 2. ed by Shakespeare, Tr. Cr. v. 2, Lear Ham. i. 1, Oth. i. I.

FEALTY. Fidelity, Two Gen. V. ü. 4. iv. 1. Percy's motto and battle-cry, EYASES. Nestling hawks, Ham. ii. 2. FEAR. Alluding to the personage so i Hen. IV. ii. 3 & v. 2.

Evas-MUSKET. A young sparrow-hawk, called in some of the old Moralities, ESPIALS. Spies, 1 Hen. VI. iv.

Ham. Mer. W. iii. 3.

Tr. Cr. ii. 4, Ant. Cl. ii. 3.
Eye of GREEN. A tender hint of

FEAR. Used actively:

To scare, ESTATE, Used as a verb. To confer, Temp. ii. 1.

frighten, Mea. M. ii. 1, Ant. C! ii. 6, bestow, or endow, Temp. iv. 1, Mid. Eyeliads. Eye-glances; Fr. Eillades, Venus & Ad. 183. N. i. 1, As You L. V, 2.

Mer. W. i.

Lear iv. 5.

FEAT. Dexterous, neat, elegant, Cymb. ESTRIDGE. Ostrich; which was for- EYNE. Eyes, Mids. N. i. i, Peric. iii. v. 5, Lover's Comp. 7. merly, spelt Ostridge, and previously (Gower.)

FEATED. Made feat, elegant, well-fashEstridge, 1 Hen. IV. iv, 1, Ant. Cl. iii.

ioned, Cymb. i 1. II. In both passages peculiarly appro


FEATLY. Cleverly, Temp. i. 2, (Song,) priate: in the one, as the badge of the

Win. T. iv. 3. Prince of Wales,--and what Old Fuller FACED. Patched. Afaced Ancient" FEATURE. Countenance, general appearcalls the "Gallant's feather;" in the was a patched standard, or ensign, i ance, As You L. iii. 3, Ant. Cl. ii. 5. other, as the largest of birds.

Hen. IV. iv. 2.

FEDERARY. An accomplice, a confedeETERNE. Eternal, Macb. jii.

FACINOROUS. Rebellious, factious, tur- rate, Win. T. ii. I.
bulent contumacious. Ital. facinoroso, FEE.

A regular stipend, Ham. ii. 2. EVEN. To level, to make equal, or plain,

iii. 1.


2, Ham.

All's W. ji. 3.

Feeders. Servants, retainers, Ant. C!. All's W. i. 3. Lear iv. 7, Cymb. iii. 4.. Fact. Deed, guilt. Mea. M. iv. 2 & v. 1, ii. II, Tim. A. ii. 2.

Caterer, or proEVEN CHRISTIAN. A term used for Fel- Win. T. iii. 2, Peric. iv. 4. [In some vider of food, As You L. ii. 4low-Christian, Ham. v. 1.

editions “feat.")

FEEDING. Pasture-land, Win. T. iv. 3. Ever. “Not ever;" not always; not on FACTIONARY. A partizan; and adherent FEE-FARM.

For ever.

A grant in sceall occasions, Hen. VIII. v. 1. to a faction, Corio. V. 2.

farm, is a grant in perpetuity, Tr. Cr. EVERLASTING. The Buff jerkin, on ac- FACULTIES. Medicinal powers, All's W. count of its durability, was called i. 3.

FEE-GRIEF. A sorrow peculiar to one Everlasting,” Com. E. iv. 2.

FADGE. To answer, suit, fit, Tw. N. ii. person exclusively, M: iv. 3. Evil. The “Evil,” or “King's Evil," a 2, Love's L. L. v. I.

FEERE. (Spelt also, Fere, and Phere.) scrofulous disease, supposed to be FADING. The burden of a song, Win. T. Companion, husband, or wife, Tit. A. cured by the royal touch.-Dr John- iv. 3.

iv, 1. son, when a child, was touched by FAIL. For failure, Win. T. ii. 3 & v. 1,

FEE-SIMPLE. A tenant in fee-simple, Queen Anne. The pretension to the Cymb. iii. 4.

was one holding lands and tenements, power is said to have originated with FAIN... Glad, gladly, Temp. i. 2, 2 Hen. and to his heirs for ever, Mer. W. iv. 2. Edward the Confessor, Macb. iv. 3.

VI. ii. 1 & ii. i.

Fell. Hide, or skin with hair, As You EXCREMENT. From the Lat. Excresco, FAIR.

Frequently used for fairness, L. ii. 2, Lear v. 3. The skin of the to grow out of. Applied to the hair, beauty, Com. E. ii. I, Venus & Ad. head, the scalp, Macb. v. 5. and the beard, Love's L. L. v. 1, Mer. 181.

Fell Savage, inhuman, Tw. N. i. 1, Ven. iii. 2, Win. T. iv. 3, Com. E. ii, 2, Fair-BETROTHED. Fairly plighted, honHam. iii. 4 ourably affianced, Peric. v. 3.

Felices. The outer circles of wheels, Exempt. Removed apart, Com. E. ii. 2. FAIRING. Making fair, or beautiful, Son- Ham. ii. 2. EXERCISE The week-day sermon of the

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Fellow. Equal in companionship, whe

ii. 2.

iii. 2.

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