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ATTE'NDER. n. s. [from attend.] Com
At the relation of the queen's death, bravely
confessed and lamented by the king, how attenpanion; associate
tiveness wounded his daughter. Sbakspeare. The gypsies were there, Like lords to appear,
ATTE'NUANT. adj. Lattenuans, Lat.] With such their attenders
What has the power of making thin, As you thought offenders.
or diluting. ATTE'NT. adj. (attentus, Lat.] Intent; TO ATTENUATE. v. a. [altenuo, Lat.] attentive; heedful ; regardful.
To make thin, or slender : opposed to Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears condense, or incrassate, or thicken. attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
The finer part belonging to the juice of grapes, 2 Chronicles.
being attenuated and subtilized, was chianged What can then be less in me than desire
into an ardent spirit.
Boyle. To see thee, and approach thee, whom I know Vinegar curd, put upon an egg, not only disDeclar'd the Son of God, to hear attent
solves the shell, but also attenuates the white conThy wisdom, and behold thy godlike deeds? tained in it into a limpid water. Wiseman's Surg.
It is of the nature of acids to dissolve or atteRead your chapter in your prayers : little in
nuate , and of alkalies to precipitate or incrasterruptions will make your prayers less tedious,
Newton's Opticks. and yourself more attent upon them. Taylor.
The ingredients are digested and attenuated by Being denied communication by their car, heat; they are stirred and constantly agitated their eyes are more vigilant,attent, and heedful.
Arbuthnot. To want of judging abilities, we may add their ATTE'NUATF. adj. [from the verb.] want of leisure to apply their minds to such a
Made thin, or slender. serious and attent consideration.
South. Vivification ever consisteth in spirits attenuate, ATTENTATES. n. s. [attentata, Lat.]
which the cold doth congeal and coagulate.
Bacon. Proceedings in a court of judicature, ATTENUA’tion, n. s. [from attenuate.] pending suit, and after an inhibition is decreed and gone out : those things
The act of making any thing thin, or which are done after an extrajudicial
slender ; lessening.
Chiming with a hammer upon the outside of appeal, may likewise be stiled attentates. a bell, the sound will be according to the inward
Ayliffe. concave of the bell; whereas the elision or atATTENTION. n. s. [attention, Fr.] The
tenuation of the air, can be only between the act of attending or heeding; the act of
hammer and the outside of the bell. Bacon. bending the mind upon any thing.
so [ater, Sax, venom.] CorThey say the tongues of dying men
A word much used in Inforce attention, like deep harmony. Shakspeare:
1. To bear witness of; to witness.
Many particular facts are recorded in holy
writ, attested by particular pagan authors. Addis.
2. To call to witness; to invoke as conare taken notice of, and, as it were, registered in
The sacred streams, which heav'n's imperialstate Allention is a very necessary thing; truth doth
Attests in oaths, and fears to violate. Dryden. not always strike the soul at first sight. Watts.
ATTE'ST. n. s. [from the verb.] Witness ; ATTE'NTIVE. adj. (from attent.] Heed
testimony; attestation. ful; regardful; full of attention.
The attest of eyes and ears. Shakspeare. Being moved with these, and the like your ef
With the voice divine fectual discourses, whereunto we gave most at
Nigh thunderstruck, th' exalted man to whom tentive ear, till they entered even unto our souls.
Such high aftest was giv’n, a while survey'd
timony; witness; evidence.
There remains a second kind of peremptori
ness, of those who can make no relation without and Pleasure.
an attestation of its certainty. Gov.of the Tongue.
The next coal-pit, mine, quarry, or chalk-pit, more attentive to what is wanting than what is will give attestation to what I write; these are present.
Addison, so obvious that I need not seek for a compurMusick's force can tame the furious beast;
Woodward's Natural History.
We may derive a probability from the attest
ation of wise and honest men by word or pyrit
ing, or the concurring witness of multitudes who
have seen and known what they relate. Watts. Heedfully; carefully. If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall
TO ATTINGE. v.'a. [attingo, Lat.] To touch lightly or gently.
Dict. see Fortune; for though she be blind, she is not
TO ATTIRE. v. a. [attirer, Fr.] To
dress; to habit; to array.
Let it likewise your gentle breast inspire
With sweet infusion, and put you in inind
Of that proud maid, whom now those leaves at- '
My Nan shall be the queen of all the fairies; Finely attired in a robe of white, Shakspeare
Attentive to the song.
With the linen mitre shall he be attired. Lev. Attorneys, in common law, are nearly the
same with proctors in the civil law, and solícitors Attire themselves with blooms. Philips. in courts of equity. Attorneys sue out writs or ATURE. n. s. from the verb.]
process, or commence, carry on, and defend, 1. Clothes; dress; habit.
actions, or other proceedings, in the names of It is no more disgrace to Scripture to have left. other persons, in the courts of common law. things free to be ordered by the church, than
None are admitted to act without having served for Nature to have left it to the wit of man to
a clerkship for five years, taking the proper devise his own attire.
Hooker. oath, being enrolled, and examined by the After that the Roman attire grew to be in ac
judges. The attorney general pleads within the count, and the gown to be in use among them.
bar. To him come warrants for making out pa.
Davies on Ireland. tents, pardons, Sc. and he is the principal maThy sumptuous buildings, and thy wife's at nager of all law affairs of the crown. Cbamburs. tire,
I am a subject, Hath cost a mass of publick treasury. Shabsp.
And challenge law : attorneys are deny'd me, And in this coarse attire, which I now wear,
And therefore personally I lay my claim With God and with the Muses I confer. Donne.
To mine inheritance.
Sbakspeare. When lavish nature, with her best attire,
The king's attorney, on the contrary, Clothes the gay spring, the season of desire.
Urg'd on examinations, proofs, confessions. Shak. Walier.
Despairing quacks with curses fled the place, I pass their form, aud ev'ry charming grace;
And vile attorneys, now an useless race. Pope: But their attire, like liveries of a kind, 2. It was anciently used for those who did All rich and rare, is fresh within my mind. any business for another : now only in
Dryden. , law, 2. [In hunting.] The horns of a buck or I will attend my husband; it is my office; stag.
And will have no attorney but myself; 3. [In botany.] The flower of a plant is
And therefore let me have him home. Sbaksp. divided into three parts, the empale. TO ATT O'RNEY. v. a. [from the noun: ment, the foliation, and the aitire, which
the verb is now not in use.] is either forid or semiform. Florid at
To perform by proxy; țire, called thrums or suits, as in the
Their encounters, though not personal, have flowers of marigold and tansey, con
been royally attornied with interchange of gifts.
Sbakspears sists sometimes of two, but commonly 2. To employ as a proxy. of three, parts. The outer part is the
As I was then floret, the body of which is divided at Advertising, and holy to your business, the top, like the cowslip Rower, into
Nor changing heart with habit, I am still five distinct parts. Semiform attire con
Attornied to your service.
Shaispean. sists oftwo parts, the chives and apices; ATTORNEYSHIP, n. s. [from attorney.)
The office of an attorney; proxy ; vi. one upon each attire.
Dict. Arti'RER. N. s. [from attire.] One that
But marriage is a matter of more worth, attires another; a dresser. Dict. Than to be dealt in by attorneyship. Sbakspeare
, · A'TTITUDE. n.s. [attitude, Fr. from atto, ATTO'URNMENT.n. s. [attournement, Fr.]
Ital.] The posture or action in which A yielding of the tenant to a new lord, a statue or painted figure is placed. or acknowledgment of him to be his
Bernini would have taken his opinion upon lord; for, otherwise, he that buyeth the beauty and attitude of a figure. Prior. They were fęmous originals that gave rise to
or obtaineth any lands or tenements of statues, with the same air, posture, and aitia
another, which are in the occupation of udes.
Addison. a third, cannot get possession. Cowell. ATTO'LLENT. adj. [atollens, Lat.] That TO ATTRACT. v. à. [attraho, attracraises or lifts up.
tum, Lat.] I shall farther take notice of the exquisite ți
1. To draw to something. bration of the attollent and depriment muscles. Derham's Pbysico-Theology.
A man should scarce persuade the affectious of
the loadstone, or that jet and amber attractetó ATTO'RNEY, n. s. [attornatus, low Lat. straws and light bodies. Brown's Vulgar Ero
from tour, Fr. Celui qui vient à tour The single atoms each to other tend, d'autrui ; qui alterius vices subit.]
Attract, attracted to, the next in place 1. Such a person as by consent, command
Formid and impell'd its neighbour to embrace.
Hopes ment, or request, takes heed, sees, and
2. To allure ; to invite. takes upon him the charge of other
Adorn'd men's business, in their absence.
She was indeed, and lovely, to attract Attorney is either general or special : Attorney Thy love, not thy subjection.
Milten, general is he that by general authority is ap Shew the care of approving all actions so, as pointed to all our affairs or suits; as the attorney may most effectually attract all to this profession. general of the king, which is nearly the same
Hammond. with Procurator Cæsaris in the Roman empire. Deign to be lov'd, and ev'ry heart subdue ! Attorneys general are made either by the king's What nymph could e'er attract such crowds as letters patent, or by our appointment before
Pope. justices in eyre in open court. Attorney special, ATTRA'CT. 7. s. [from the verb.) Attracor particular, is he that is employed in one or more causes particularly specified. There are tion; the power of drawing: Not in also, in respect of the divers courts, attorneys at large, and attorneys special, belonging to this or Feel darts and charms, attracts and flames, that court only.
Cowell, And woo and contract in their names. Hudteras,
ATTRACTICAL. adj. [from attract.] To their very bare judgment somewhat a rea, Having the power to draw to it.
sonable man would attribull, notwithstanding Some stones are endued with an electrical or
the common imbecilities which are incident unto
Hooker. attractical virtue.
Ray on the Creation. ATTRA'CTION. n.s. (from attract.]
We attribute nothing to God that hath any 1. The power of drawing any thing.
repugnancy or contradiction in it. Power and
wisdom have no repugnancy in them. Tillotsoris The drawing of amber and jet, and other
2. Toimpute, as to a cause. electricķ bodies, and the attraction in gold of the spirit of quicksilver at distance; and the at
I have observed a campania determine con traction of heat at distance; and that of tire to
trary to appearances, by the caution and coulnaphtha; and that of some herbs to water, though
duct of a general, which were attributed to his
infirmities. at distance; and divers others, we shall handle.
The imperfection of telescopes is attributed to Loadstones and touched needles, laid long in
spherical glasses; and mathematicians have prome quicksilver, have not amitted their attraction.
pounded to figure them by the conical sections.
Newton's Opticks Brown's Vulgar Errors. Attraction may be performed by impulse, or
A'TTRIBUTE. n. s. [from the verb ] some other means; I use that word, to signity 1. The thing attributed to another, as perany force by which bodies tend towards one fection to the Supreme Being. another.
Newton's Opticks." Power, light, virtue, wisdom, and goodness, 2. The power of alluring or enticing
being all but uttributes of one simple essence, Secting the attraction of my good parts aside,
and of one God, we in all admire, and in part I have no other charms.
Religb. ATTRA'CHIVE ud. [from attract.]
Your vain poets after did mistake, I, Having the power to draw any thing.
Who ev'ry attribute a god did make. Dryden. What if the sun
All the perfections of God are called his attrio Be centre to the world; and other stars,
butes; for he cannot be without them. Watts. By his attractive virtue, and their own,
2. Quality ; characteristick disposition. Incited, dance about him various rounds? Mitt. They must have these three attributes; they Some, the round earth's cohesion to secure,
must be men of courage, fearing God, and For that hard task employ magnetick pow'r;
Bacon. Remark, say they, the globe with wonder own 3. A thing belonging to another; an apIts nature, like the fam'à attractive stone. pendant ; an adherent.
Blackmore, His sceptre shews the force of temporal pow's, Bodies act by the attractions of gravity, mag The attribute to awe and majesty; netism, and electricity; and these instances But mercy is above this scepter'd sway, make it not improbable but there may be more It is an attribute to God himself. Shakspeare attractive powers than these.
Newton. The sculptor, to distinguish him, gave hiza 2. Inviting ; alluring ; enticing
what the medalists call his proper attributes, a Happy is Hermia, wheresge'er she lies; spear and a shield.
Addison. For shie hash blessed and attractive eyes. Sbaksp. 4. Reputation; honour. pleas'd, and with attractive graces von,
It takes The most averse, thee chiefly. Milton. From our achievements, tho’perform’d at height, ATTRACTIVE.n.s. [from attract ] That The pith and marrow of our adtribuit. . Sbakse:
which draws or incites; allurement: ATTRIBU'T'ON. tio s. (from To attributios except that attractive is of a good or in Commendation ; qualities ascribed. different sense, and allurement generally
If speaking truth, bad.
In this fine age, were not thought flattery, The condition of a servant staves him off to a
Such attribution should the Dougiass have,
As not a soldier of this season's stamp.
Shakspeare. ATTRACTIVELY.adv. from attractive.) We suffer him to persuade us we are as gods, With the power of attracting or draw
and never suspect these glorious attributions may ing.
be no more than Hattery. Decay of Pietgo ATTRA'CTIVENESS. n. s. (from attrac- ATTRI'TE, adj. [attritus, Lat.] Ground;
tive.] The quality of being attractive. worn by rubbing. ASTRA'CTOR. n. s. [from attract.] The Or, by collision of two bodies, grind
The air attrite to fire.
Milton agent that attracts; a drawer.
If the straw's be in oil, amber drawerh them ATTRI'TENESS. n. s. (from attrite.] The not; oil makes the straws to adhere so, that they being much worn. carnot rise unto the attractor. Brown's Vil. Fr; ATTRI'TION. n. . (attritio, Lat.) A'TTRAHENT. n. s. [attrahens, Lat.] 1. The act of wearing things, by rubbing That which draws.
one against another. Our eyes will inform us of the motion of the
This vapour, ascending incessantly out of the steel to its attrabert. Glanville's Scepsis. abyss, and pervading the serala of gravel, and ALLECIATION. 1. s. [attrectatio, Lat.) the rest, decays the bones and vegetables lodged Freqnent handling. Dict. in those serasa; this fluid, by its continual attri
Woodward. ATTRIBUTABLE, adj. (Attribo, Lat.] tion, tretting the said boules. That may be ascribed or attributed;
The change of the diment is effected by ato
trition of the inward stomach, and dissolvent liascribable; imputable.
quor assisted with heat.
Arbuthnet. Much of the origination of the Americans
2. The state of being worn. seems to be attributable to the sugrations of the Seres.
Hale. 3. (With divines.] Grief for sin, arising TO ATTRIBUTE. 2.6. [attribu, Lat.) only from the fear of punishment; the 1. To ascribe ; to give; to yield as due. lowest degree of repcutance.
TO ATTU'NE. v. a. [from tune.]
AVAILMENT, n. s. [from avail.] Use. 1. To make any thing musical.
fulness; advantage; profit. Airs, vernal airs,
TO AVA'LE. v. a. Cavaler, to let sink, Fr.] Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune
To let fall; to depress; to make abject;
Out of use. 2. To tune one thing to another; as, he
By that th' exalted Phæbus 'gan avale attines his voice to his harp.
His weary wain, and now the frosty night ATTU'RNEY. , s. See ATTORNEY. Her mantic black thro' heav'n 'gani overhale. ATWE'EN. adv. or prep. (See BETWEEN.]
Spenser. Betwixt; between; in the midst of two
He did abase and avale the sovereignty, into things. Obsolete.
more servitude towards that see, than had been
among us. Her loose long yellow locks, like golden wire, Sprinkled with pearl, and pearling flowers atrveen,
TO AVA'LE, V. n. To sink. Do, like a golden mantle, her attire.
But when his latter ebb 'gins to avale, ATWI'xt.prep. Lee BETWIXT.] in the
Huge heaps of mud he leaves.
AV.'NT. The front of an army. See middle of two things. Obsolete. But with outrageous strckes did him restrain,
VAN. And with his body barr’d the way atwixi them
AVA'NTGUARD. n. s. [avantgarde, Fr.] twain.
Fairy Queen. The van; the first body of an army. TO AVAIL. v. a. [from veloir, fr. ; to The horsemen might issue forth without disacail being nearly the same with faire turbance of the foot, and the avantguard with
out shuffling with the battail or arriere. Hayquard. valoir.] 1. To profit; to turn to profit: with of
A'VARICE. 1. s. (avarice, Fr. ovaritia, before the thing used.
Lat.] Covetousness; insatiable desire.
There grow's Then shall they seek t'avail themselves of
In my most ill-compos'd afíiction, such names, Places, and titles; and with these to join
A stanchless avarice, that, were 1 king,
I should cut off the nobles for their lands. Skak. Secular pow'r.
Milton. Both of them avail themselves of those li
This avarice of praise in times to come, cences, which Apollo has equally bestowed on
Those long inscriptions crowded on the tomb.
Nor love his peace of mind destroys, 2. To promote; to prosper ; to assist.
Nor wicked avarice of wealth, Dryden. Mean time he voyag'd to explore the will
Avarice is insatiable; and so he went still Of Jove, on high Dodona's holy hill,
pushing on for more.
Be niggards of advice on no pretence,
For the worst avarice is that of sense.
vetous ; insatiably desirous. Endued with force, I gain the victory: Dryden.
Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful. Shal. When real merit is wanting, il avails nothing
This speech has been condemned as avarito have been encouraged by the great.
cious; and Eustathius judges it to be spoken Pope. artfully.
Broome on the Odyssey
; AVA'IL. n. s. [from To avail.] Profit; AVARI'CIOUSLY. adv. (from avaricious.] advantage; benefit. For all that else did come were sure to fail;
AVARI'CIOUSNESS.n.s. [from avaricious.]
The quality of being avaricious.
AVA'st. adv. [from basta, Ital. it is
Enough; cease a word
Sbakspeare. Truth, light upon this way, is of no more
used among seamen. avail to us than errour.
AVA'unt. interject. (avant, Fr.] A word AVAILABLE. adj. [from avail.]
of abhorrence, by which any one is 1. Profitable ; advantageous.
driven away Mighty is the efficacy of such intercessions to 0, he is bold, and blushes not at death; avert judgmeats; how much more available then Avaunt, thou hateful villain, get thee gone! may they be to secure the continuance of bless
Sbakspearl ings? aterbury.
After this process All things subject to action the will does so To give her the avaunt ! it is a pity, far incline unto, as reason judges them more
Would move a monster. available to our bliss.
Mistress! dismiss that rabble from your throne. 2. Powerful; in force ; valid.
Avaunt!~is Aristarchusyet unknown? Dunciat. Laws human are available by consent. Hpoker. A'UBURNE. adj. (from aubour, bark, Fr.]
Drake put one of his men to death, having no Brown; of a tan colour. authority nor commission available.
Her hair is auburne, mine is perfect yellow. AVA'IL Å BLENESS. 12. s. [from available. ]
Sbakspeare. 1. Power of promoting the end for which
His auburne locks on either shoulder flow'd, it is used.
Which to the fun'ral of his friend he vow'd. We differ from that supposition of the efficacy, or availableness, or suitableness, of these to the
Lo, how the arable with barley grain end.
Stands thick o'ershadow'd; these, as modern use 2. Legal force ; validity.
Ordains, infus'd, an auburne drink compose, AVAILABLY. adv. [from available.]
Wholesome, of deathless fame. 1. Powerfully, profitably; advantageously. 1. A manner of sale, in which one person
AU'CTION. n. s. Cauctio, Lat.] 2. Legally; validly.
Shakap. Henry VIII.
bids after another, till so much is bid
Now I breathe again as the seller is content to take.
Aloft the food, and can give audience 2. The things sold by auction.
To any tongue, speak it of what it will. Studs,
Thus far his bold discourse, without controu!, Ask you why Phrine the whole auction buys?
Miltone Phrine foresees a general excise. Pope.
His look To A'ucrion. v. a. (from auction.] To Drew audience, and attention still as night, sell by auction.
Or summer's noon-tide air.
Miltoma A'UCTIONARY. adj. [from auction.] Be 2. The liberty of speaking granted; a longing to an auction
hearing And much more honest to be hir'd, and stand Were it reason to give men audience, pleading With auctionary hammer in thy hand,
for the overthrow of that which their own deed Provoking to give more, and knocking thrice hath ratified?
Hoolere For the whole houshold stuff, or picture's price. According to the fair play of the world,
Dryden, Let me have audience : I am sent to speak, AUCTIONI'ER: n. s. [from auction.] The My holy lord of Milan, from the king. Sbakspe
person that manages an auction. 3. An auditory ; persons collected to hear. A'ucti E. adj. [from auctus, Lat.] Of Or, if the star of ev’ning and the moon an increasing quality.
Haste to thy audience, night with her will bring
11:1201 Accupa'rios. n. s. [aucupatio, Lat.]
The hall was filled with an ardience of the Fowling; bird-catching.
greatest eminence for quality and politeness. AUDA'CIOUS. adj. [audacieux, Fr. au
Aldison. dax, Lat.] Bold; impudent; daring: It proclaims the triumphs of goodness in a always in a bad sense:
proper audicace, even before the whole race of Such is thy audacious wickedness,
Atterbury. Thy lewd, pestif'rous, and dissentious pranks. 4. The reception of any man who delivers
a solemn message. Till Jove, no longer patient, took his time In this high temple, on a chair of state, T' avenge with thunder their audacious crime The seat of audience, old Latinus sate. Dryden.
Dryden. AUDIENCE Court. A court belonging to Young students, by a constant habit of dis
the archbishop of Canterbury, of equal puting, grow impudent and audacious, proud and disdainful,
authority with the arches court, though AUDA'CAUSLY. adv. [from audacious.]
inferiour both in dignity and antiquity. Boldly; impudently.
The original of this court was, because An angel shalt thou see,
the archbishop of Canterbury heard seYet fear not thou, but speak audaciously. Shak. veral causes extra-judicially at home in AUD A'CIOUS Ess. n. s. from audacious.] his own palace; which he usually conImpudence
mitted to be discussed by men learned in AUDACITY. r. s. [from audax, Lat.) the civil and canon laws, whom he called Spirit; boldness; confidence.
his auditors : and so in time it became Lean, raw-bon'd rascals! Who would e'er the power of the man, who is called Sopp se
causarum negotiorumque audientiæ CarThey had such courage and audacity? Shaksp. Great effects come of industry and perseve A'UDIT. n. s. (from audit, he hears, Lat.]
tuariensis auditor, sou officialis. Cowell. rance; for audacity doth almost bind and mate the weaker sort of minds. Bucon's Nat. Hist.
A final account. For want of that freedom and audacity, ne If they, which are accustomed to weigh all cessary in commerce with men, his personal mo things, shall here sit down to receive our audit, desty overthrew all his publick actions. Tatler, the sum,
which truth amounteth to, will appear to be but this.
Hooker. A'ub: 316.caj. (audibilis, Lat.) 1. That may be perceived by hearing.
He took my father grossly, full of bread,
With all his crimes broad blown, and flush, as Visibles work upon a looking glass, and au
May ; dibles upon the places of echo, which resemble
And how bis audit stands, who knows save in spine sort the cavern of the ear. Bacon,
heav'n? Eve, who unseen,
I can make my audit up, that all Yet all had heard, with audible lament
From me do back receive the flow'r of all, Disc-ver'd soon the place of her retire. Milton.
And leave me but the bran. Shakspeare. Every sense doth not operate upon fancy with the same force. The conceics of visibles are
To A'udit. v. 0. (from audit.] To take clearer and stronger than those of audibles. Greve an account finally. 2. Loud en ugn to be heard.
Bishops ordinaries auditing all accounts, take twelve pence.
Avlife's Parergonte One leaning over a well twenty-five fathom deep, and speaking softly, the water return'd an
I love exact dealing, and let Hocus audit; he audible echo.
knows how the money was disburs.d. Arbutónot. AUDIBLENESS. n. s. [from a::d:bie.] AUDITION. 1. solarui:10, Lat. Hearing. Capableness of being heard.
A’UDITOR. Ii. s. (auditor, Lat.) A'UDIBLY. alv. (from audible.] In such
1. A hcarer
Dear cousin, you that were last day so high a manner as to be heard.
in the pulpit against lovers, are you now be And last, the sum of all, my Father's voice,
Come so mean an aitititur ?
Sidney. Audibly beard from heav'n, pronounc'd me his.
What, a play cou'rd? I'll be an auditor : Milten,
An actor too, perhaps. A'UDIENCE. n. s. (audience, Fr.]
This tirst doctrine, though admitted by many 1. The act of hearing or attending to any of his auditors, is expressly agains: tie Epicu. thing.