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But for all the whole world; why, who would

I deduce, not make her husband a cuckold, to make him a From the first note the hollow cuckoo sings, monarch? I should venture purgatory for 't. The symphony of spring; and touch a theme

Sbakspeare's Orbello. Unknown to fame, the passion of the grore. There have been,

These . Or I am much deceiv'd, cuckolds ere now; 2. It is a name of contempt. And many a man there is, ev'n at this present, Why, what a rascal art thou, then, to praise Now while I speak this, holds his wife by th' arm, him so for running A-horseback, ye rucka That little thinks she has been sluic'd in 's abo

but a-foot, he will not budge a foot.

Sbakspeare. CU'CKOO-BUD. For though the law makes null th' adulterer's

n. s. (cardamina, deed

CU'CKOO-FLOWER.) Latin.] The narze Oflands to her, the cuckold may succeed. Dryd.

of a flower. Ever since the reign of king Charles 11. the When daizies pied, and violets blue, alderman is made a cuckold, the deluded virgin is And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue debauched, and adultery and fornication are Do paint the meadows much bedight. committed, behind the scenes. Swift.

Nettles, cuchee-flowers, To CUCKOLD. v. a.

Darnel, and all the idle weeds. 1. To corrupt a man's wife ; to bring Cu'CKOO-SPITTLE. n. s. [cucka aad

upon a man the reproach of having an spittle.) adulterous wife ; to rob. a man of his

Cuckoo-spittle, or woodseare, is that spumos

dew or exudation, or both, found upon plass wife's fidelity. If thou canst cuckold him, thou dost thyself a

especially about the joints of lavender and rest

mary; observable with us about the latter end pleasure, and me a sport.

Sbakp. Othello.
of May.

Brown's Vulgar Erreu.. 2. To wrong a husband by unchastity.

CU'CULLATE, adj. [cucullatus, hoodBut suffer not thy wife abroad to roam,

CU'CULLATED.) ed, Latin.]
Nor strut in streets with Amazonian pace;
For that 'sto cuckold thee before thy face. Dryd.

1. Hooded ; covered, as with a hood or CU'CKOLDLY. adj. (from cuckold.] Hav

cowl. · ing the qualities of a cuckold ; poor ;

2. Having the resemblance or shape of : mean ; cowardly; sneaking.

hood. Poor cuckoldly knave, I know him not : yet I

They are differently cucullated, and capucted wrong him to call him poor ; they say the

upon the head and back. Bretra's Vulg. Erra jealous knave hath masses of money.

Sbaks. CU'CUMBER, n. s. (cucumis, Lat.) The CU'CKOLDMAKER. n. s. (cuckold and name of a plant, and also of the fruit di make.] One that makes a practice of

that plant. corrupting wives.

It hath a flower consisting of one single la If I spared any that had a head to hit, either bell shaped, and expanded toward the top, and young or old, he or she, cuckold or cuckoldmaker, cut into many segments : of which some are let me hope never to see a chine again. Sbaksp.

male, or barren, having no embryo, bat cal One Hernando, cuckoldmaker of chis city, con

large style in the middle charged with the farina; trived to steal her away. Dryd. Spanisb Friar.

others are female, or fruitful, being fastened to 21 CU'CKOLDOM. n. s. (from cuckold.]

embryo,which is afterwards changed intoa test; "1. The act of adultery.

fruit, for the most part oblong and turbinsted


which is divided into three or four cells, inchis She is thinking on nothing but her colonel,

many oblong seeds. The species are, 1. The and conspiring cuckoldom against me. Dryden.

common cucumber. 2. The white onker 3. The state of a cuckold,

3. The long Turky cucumber. It is a true saying, that the last man of the How cucumbers along the surface creep, parish chat knows of his cuckoldom, is himself. With crooked bodies and with bellies deep. Arbuthnot's yoba Bull.

Dryden's Perna CU'CKOO. n. 's. [cuculus, Lat. cwcrew, CUCURBITA'CEOUS. adj. (from

Welsh ; cocu, French ;-kockock, Dutch.] curbita, Latin, a gourd.] 1. A bird which appears in the spring, and

Cucurbitaceous plants are those which results is said to suck the eggs of other birds,

a gourd; such as the pumpion and melon and lay her own to be hatched in their CU'CURBITE. R. s. [cucurbita, Latin.) place : from which practice, it was usual to alarm a husband at the ap

chymical vessel, commonly called a beauty

made of earth or glass, in the shape of a proach of an adulterer, by calling cuckoo; which, by mistake, was in time applied

gourd, and therefore called cucurbite. to the husband. This bird is remarka.

I have, for curiosity's sake, distilled gratis ble for the uniformity of his note, from silver in a cucurbite, fitted with a capacions est which his name in most tongues seems head. to have been formed.

Let common yellow sulphur be put ista: Finding Mopsa, like a cuckoo by a nightingale, cucurbite glass, upon which pour the stress alone with Panela, I came in. Sidney. agua

fortis. The merry cuckoo, messenger of spring,

CUD. n. s. [cud, Saxon.] That fout His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded.


which is' reposited in the first stomach The plaintsong cuckoo gray;

in order to rumination, or to be chewed Whose note full many a man doth mark,

again. And dares not answer, Nay. Shakspeare. Many times, when my master's cattle cose Take heed, have open eye; for thieves do hither to chew their cud in this fresh per foot by night :

might see the young bull testify his kve. Fogo Take heed, ére summer comes, or cuckog birds

You range the pathless wood atfright.


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CU'DDEN. n. s. [without etymology.] Pyramus, you begio: when you have spokeh Cu'ndY. SA clown; a stupid rustick;

your speech, enter into that brake; and so every a low dolt: a low bad word.

one according to his cue. Shakspeare. The slavering cudden, propp'd upon his staff,

3. A hint; an intimation ; a short direcStood ready gaping with a grinning laugh. Dryd.

tion. To CU'DDLE. v. n. (a low word; I believe,

What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, without etymology.) To lie close ; to

That he should weep for her? What would he do,

Had he the motive and the cue for passion squat.

That I have? he would drown the stage with Have you mark'd a partridge quake,

Shakspeare. Viewing the tow'ring falcon nigh?

Let him know how many servants there are, She cuddles low behind the brake;

of both sexes, who expect vails; and give them Nor would she stay, nor dares she fly. Prior.

their cue to attend in two lines, as he leaves the CU'DGEL. 1. s. [kudse, Dutch.]


Swift. 1. A stick to strike with, lighter than a 4. The part which any man is to play in club, shorter than a pole.

his turn. Vine ewigs, while they are green, are brittle :

Hold your hands, yet the wood, dried, is extreme tough; and was Both you of my inclining, and the rest : used by the captains of armies, amongst the Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it Romans, for their cudgels. Bacon. Without a prompter.

Sbakspeare's Otbello. Do not provoke the rage of stones

Neither is Otto here a much more taking gerAnd cudgels to thy hide and bones :

tleman: nothing appears in his cue to move pity, Tremble and vanish.

Hudibras. or any way make the audience of his party. The ass was quickly given to understand, with

Rymer's Tragedies of the Last Age. a good cudgel, the difference betwixt the one

5. Humour ; temper of mind : a low playfellow and the other. L'Estrange. word.

His surly officer ne'er fail'd to crack
His knotty cudgel on his tougher back. Dryd.

CUE'RPO. n. s. (Spanish.) To be in This, if well reflected on, would make people

cuerpo, is to be without the upper coat, more wary in the use of the rod and the cudgel. or cloak, so as to discover the true shape

Locke. of the cuerpo or vody. The wise Cornelius was convinced, thrat these, Expos'd in cuerpo to their rage, being polemical arts, could no more be learned Without my arms and equipage. Hudibras.

alone than fencing or cudgel playing. Arbuthnot. CUFF. n. s. [zuffa, a battle ; zuffare, to 2. To cross the CUDGELS,' is to forbear

fight, Italian. I the contest, from the practice of cudgel- 1. Å blow with the fist : a box; a stroke. players to lay one over the other.

The priest let fall the book; It is much better to give way, than it would And as he stoop'd again to take it up, be to contend at first, and then either to cross The mad-brain'dbridegroom took him such a cuff, the cudgels or to be baffled in the conclusion. That down fell priest and book, and book and


Sbaksp. To Cu'dGEL. v. a. (from the noun.]

There was no money bid for argument, unless 1. To beat with a stick.

the poet and the player went to cuffs in the My lord, he speaks most vilely of you,


Sbakspeare. foul-mouthed man as he is; and said he would

He gave her a cuff on the ear, and she would Shakspeare's Henry IV: prick him with her knitting-needle. Arbuthnot. The ass courting his master, just as the spaniel

Their own sects, which now lie dormant, had done, instead of being stroked and made would be soon at cuffs again with each other much of, is only rated off and cudgelled for all his about power and preferment.

Swift. courtship.

South. 2. It is used of birds that fight with their Three duels he fought, thrice ventur'd his life; talons. Went home, and was cudgell'd again by his wife. To CUFF. v. n. [from the noun.] To

Swift. 1. To beat in general.

fight ; to scuffle.

Clapping farces acted by the court, Cudgel thy brains no more about it; for your

While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport. dull ass will not mend his pace with beating.

Dryden's funeral. Shakspeare's Humlet. To CUFF. v. a. A good woman happened to pass by, as a company of

1. To strike with the fist. young fellows were cudgelling a walnus-tree, and asked them what they did that

I'll after him again, and beat him.for.


-Do, cuf him soundly; but never draw thy sword.

Sbakspeare. LUDGEL-PROOF. adj. Able to resist a stick.

Were not you, my friend, abused, and cuffed, and kicked?

Congreue's Old Bachelor. His doublet was of sturdy buff,

2. To strike with the talons. And, though not sword, yet cudgel-proof. Hudib.

Those lazy owls, who, perch'd near fortune's A small sea fish.

top, Of round fish there are britt, sprat, cudles, eels. Sit only watchful with their heavy wings


To cuf" down new-fledg'd virtues, that would rise U'DWEED. n. s. [from cud and weed.] To nobler heights, and make the grove harmoA plant.


Otway. VE.n. s. [queue, a tail, French.]

The dastard crow, that to the wood made wing, The tail or end of any thing : as, the

With her loud kaws her craven kind does bring; long curl of a wig.

Who, safe iv numbers, cuff the noble bird. Dryd.

They with their quills did all the hurt they The last words of a speech, which the

cou'd, player, who is to answer, catches, and And cuff" the tender chickens from their food. Tegards as intimation to begin.


like a

cudged you.

U'D LE. n. S.


some culmiferous plants; as oats, darles, when

3. To strike with the wings. This seems

I do remember an apothecary improper.

In tatter'd weeds, with overwhelming brous, Hóv'ring about the coasts, they make their

Culling of simples. Sbati. Remeo and Juled, moan,

Then in a moment fortune shall call forsing And cu of the cliffs with pinions not their own. Out of one side, her happy minion. Sbakpur.

Dryden's Šneid.

Thechoicest of the British, the Romani, Sator, CUFF. n. s. [coeffe, French.) Part of the

and Norman Laws, being called, as it tre, the

grand charter was extracted sleeve.

When false flow’rs of rhetorick thou would's He railed at fops ; and, instead of the com

cull, mon fashion, he would visit his mistress in a

Trust nature, do not labour to be dull. Derud morning gown, band, short cuffs, and a peaked

From his herd he cells, beard.


Fer slaughter, four the fairest of his bulls. CUI'NAGE. n. s. The making up of twine

Dryder'Find into such forms, as it is commonly When the current pieces of the same dene framed into for carriage to other places. nation are of different weights, then the traders


in money call out the heavier, and mel ten down with profit.

Lat. CU'IRASS. n. s. (cuirasse, Fr. from cuir, leather ; coraccia, Ital.) A breastplate.

With humble duty, and officious hasse,

I'll cull the farthest mead for thy repast. Prir. The lance pursued the voice without delay; The various off'rings of the world appear And pierc'd his cuirass, with such fury sent, From each she nicely culls with curious coil

And sign d his bosom with a purple tint. Dryd. And decks the goddess with the glitt'ring spel CUIRASSIER, 1. s. [from cuirass.] A man at arms; a soldier in armour. CU'LLER. n. s. (from cull.] One wa

The field, all iron, cast a gleaming brown; picks or chooses.
Nor wanted clouds of foot, nor, on each horn,
Currassiers, all in steel, for standing fight. CU'LLION. n. s. [coglione, a fool, Ita!

Milton. or perhaps from scullion. It seems to The picture of St. George, wherein he is de import meanness rather than folly.) A scribed like a cuirassier, or horseman completely

scoundrel; a mean wretch. armed, is rather a symbolical image than any Sucli a one as leaves a gentleman, proper figure. Brown's Vulgar Erreurs.

And makes a god of such a cællisk. Cuish. n. s. [cuisse, French.] The ar

Up to the breach, you dogs! avault, Fax mour that covers the thighs.


Sbakspears I saw young Harry, with his beaver on, His cuisbes on his thighs, gallantly arm'd,

CU'LLIONLY. adj. [from cullion.) HaRise from the ground like feather'd Mercury.

ing the qualities of a cullion ; mear Sbakspeare's Henry iv.

base. The croslet some, and some the cuisbes mould, I'll make a sop o'th' moonshme of you : you With silver plated, and with ductile gold.

wliorescn, cullionly, barber-monger; drae. Dryden's Æneid.

Sbakspezri's King La But what had our author to wound Æneas CU'LLUMBINE. n. s. more properly spek with at so critical a time? And how came tho

COLUMBINE.] The powers of a cuisbes to be worse tempered than the rest of his armour?


plant are beautifully variegated CU'LDEES. n. s. [colidei, Lat.] Monks in

blue, purple, red, and white. Scotland.

Her goodly bosom, like a strawberry bed;

Her neck, like toa bunch of allvabiats. Sports CU'LERAGE. n. s. The same plant with arse-smart. Ainsworth. CU'LLY, n. s. [coglione, Ital, a fool

. CU'IINARY. adj. [culina, Latin.] Re

A man deceived or imposed upon, lating to the kitchen ; relating to the

by sharpers or a strumpet.

Why should you, whose mother-wits art of cookery.

Are furnish'd with all perquisites, Great weight may condense those vapours and B’allow'd to put all cricks upon exhalations, as soon as they shall at any time be Our cully sex, and we use none? gin to ascend from the sun, and make them pre

Yet the rich culties may their boasting ser? sently fall back again into him, and by. that action increase his heat; much after the manner

They purchase but sophisticated ware.

He takes it in mighty dudgeon, because that, in our earth, the air increases the heat of a

won't let him make me over by deed 33 culinary fire.

To those who, by reason of their northern ex-

lawful cully. position, will be still forced to be at the expence To CU'LLY. v. a. [from the nour.) T? of culinary tires, it will reduce the price of their befool ; to cheat; to trick; to deceire i manufacture.

Arbuthnot. to impose upon. T. CULL. 1. a. (cueillir, French.) To CULMI'FEROUS. adj. (culmus and fin select from others; to pick out of many. Latin.]

The best of every thing they had being called Culmiferous plants are such as have seen out for themselves; if there were in their flocks jointed stalk, and usually hollow; and 2* muy poor diseased thing not worth the keeping, joint the stalk is wrapped about with single, za they thought it good enough for the altar of God. row, long, sharp-pointed leaves, and tiver sex

Hooker. are contained in chaffy husks.
Our engines shall be bent

There are also several sorts of gases, back. Against the brows of this resisting town: the Cyprus and culmiferous kinds; sorte Call for our chiefest men of discipline,

broader, others with narrower leaves Xister Tocwl the plots of best advantage. Sbaks. The properest food of the vegetable Kingdom Like the bee calling from ev'ry flow'r,

is taken from the farinaceous or mealy seed a Our thighs are packt with wax, our mouths with honey.

Sbukspeare, rice, gye, maize, panic, millet.

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7. CUʻLMINATE. v. 9. (culmen, Latin.) |

Were we but less indulgent to our faults, To be vertical; to be in the meridian.

And patience had to cultivate our thoughts, Par and wide his eye commands:

Our muse would flourish.

Walter, For sight no obstacle found here, or shade,

To make man mild and sociable to man; But all sunshine; as when his beams at noon

To cultivate the wild licentious savage Culminate from the equator. Milton's Par. Lost.

With wisdom, discipline, and liberal arts,

The embellishments of life. Addison's Cato. CULMINA’TION. n. s. (from culminate.] The transit of a planet through the

CULTIVATION. n. s. (from cultivate.] meridian.

1. The art or practice of improving soils, CULPABILITY. n. s. [from culpable.]

and forwarding or meliorating vegeta

bles. Blamableness. CU'LPABLE. adj. [culpabilis, Latin.)

2. Improvement in general ; promotion ;

melioration. 1. Criminal. Proceed no straiter 'gainst our uncle Glo'ster,

An innate light discovers the common notions Than from true evidence of good esteem

of good and evil ; which, by cultivation and inHe be approy'd in practice culpable. Sbaks.

provement, may be advanced to higher and brighter discoveries.

South. 2. Guilty: with of.

A foundation of good sense, and a cultivation These being perhaps culpable of this crime, or of learning, are required, to give a seasoning to favourers of their friends. 'Spenser's State of Irela retirement, and make us taste the blessing. 3. Blamable ; blameworthy.

Dryden. The wisdom of God setteth before us in Scrip- CULTIVATOR. n. s. [tom cultivate.] ture so many admirable patterns of virtue, and

One who improves, promotes, ameno one of them without somewhat noted wherein

liorates or endeavours to forward, any they were culpable; to the end that to Him alone it might always be acknowledged, Thou

vegetable product, or any thing else ca. only art boly, Thou only art just. Hooker. pable of improvement.

All such ignorance is voluntary, and therefore It has been lately complained of, by some culculpable ; forasmuch as it was in every man's tivators of clover-grass, that from a great quanpower to have prevented it.

Soutb. tity of the seed not any grass springs up. Boyle. CU'LPABLENESS. n. s. [from culpable.] CU’LTURE. 1. s. [cultura, Latin.] Blame; guilt.

1. The act of cultivation; the act of tilling CU'LPABLY. adv. (from culpable.] Blam the ground; tillage. ably ; criminally.

Give us seed unto our heart, and culture to If we perform this duty pitifully and culpably,

our understanding, that there may come fruit of it is not to be expected we should communicate


2 Esdras. holily.


These three last were slower than the ordinary CU'LPRIT. n. s. (about this word there is

wheat of itself, and this culture did rather retard than advance.

Bacon. a great dispute. It is used by the judge at criminal trials, who, when the prisoner

The plough was not invented till after the de

luge; the earth requiring little or no care or declares himself not guilty, and puts culture, but yielding its increase freely, and withhimself

his trial, answers, Culprit,
out labour and toil.

Woodward. God send thee a good deliverance. It is

Where grows?-Where grows it not? If vain

our toil, likely that it is a corruption of Qu'il

We ought to blame the culture, not the soil. paroit, May it so appear; the wish of

Fix'd to no spot is happiness sincere. Popes the judge being that the prisoner may They rose as vigorous as the sun; be found innocent.] A man arraigned Then to the culture of the willing glebe. before his judge.

T borson. The knight appear’d, and silence they proclaim. 2. Art of improvement and melioration. I'hen first the culprit answer'd to his name;

One might wear any passion out of a family And, after forms of law, was last requir'd

by culture, as skilful gardeners blot a colour out To name the thing that woman most desir'd. of a tulip that hurts its beauty,

Tatler. Dryden. To Cu’LTURE. via. [from the noun.] An author is in the cordition of a culprit; the To cultivate ; to manure ; to till. It publick are his judges: by allowing too much, and condescending too far, be may injure his

is used by Thomson, but without auown cause; and, by pleading and asserting too

thority. boldly he may displease the court, Prior. CU'LVER. 1. s. [columba, Lat. culfre, CU'LTER. n. s. (culter, Latin.] The iron Sax.) A pigeon. An old word.

Had he so done, he had him snatch'd away of the plough perpendicular to the

More light than culver in the falcon's tist. share. It is commonly writtten coultere

Spenser. Her failow lees

Whence, borne on liquid wing, The darnel, hemlock, and rank fumitory,

The sounding culver shoots. "Thomson's Spring:: Doth root upon; while that the culter rusts That should'deracinate such savagery.

CU'LVERIN. n. s. [colouvrine, French.)

Sbak. TO CUʻLTIVATE. v. a. [cultiver, Fr.]

A species of ordnance > originally a.

hawk. 1. To forward or improve the product A whole cannon requires, for every charge, of the earth by manual industry.,

forty pounds of powder, and a bullet of sixtyThose excellent seeds implanted in your birth, four pounds; a culverin, sixteen pounds of powwill, if cultivated, be most flourishing in pro der, and a bullet of nineteen pounds; a demiduction; and, as the soil is good, and no cost culverin, nine pounds of powder, and a bullet af nor care wanting to improve it, we must enter. twelve pounds.

Wilkins' Math. Magic, tain hopes of the richest harvest. Felton, Here a well polish'd mall gives us the joy 2. To improve; to meliorate.

To see our prince his matchluss force employ:


Carew's Saresy of Carstel

No sooner has he touch'd the flying ball, CU'MERANCE. 1. s. (from cumber.) Bur-
But 't is already more than half the mall;
And such a fury from his arm 't has got,

den; hinderance ; impediment. As from a smoaking culverin 't were shot.

Extol not riches then, the toil of fools; Waller.

The wise man's cumbrance, if not snare; mine CU'LVERKEY, n. s. A flower.

To slacken virtue, and abate her edge, Looking down the meadows, I could see a girl cropping culverkeys and cowslips, to make

Than prompt her to do aught may merit prose

. garlands.

Walion's Angler. CU’MBROUS. adj. [from cumber.] Ti CU’MBER. v. a. (kommeren, kombe 1. Troublesome ; vexatious; disturbing. ren, to disturb, Dutch.)

A cloud of cumbrous gnats do him molest, 1. To embarrass; to entangle; to obstruct. All striving to infix their feeble stings;

Why asks he what avails him not in fight, That from their noyance he no where can res. And would but cumber and retard his flight, In which his only excellence is plac'd?. You give him death that intercept his haste.

2. Oppressive ; burdensome.

Henceforth I fly not death, nor would pribleng

Dryden's Fables. Hardly his head the plunging pilot rears,

Life much! Bent rather, how I may be quite Clogg'd with his cloaths, and cumber'd with his

Fairest and easiest, of this cææbrous charge. years.


They rear'd him from the ground, The learning and mastery of a tongue, being

And from his cumbrous arms his limbs unboard; uneasy and unpleasant enough in itself, should Then lanc'd a vein.

Dream not be cumbered with any other difficulties, as is Possession's load was grown se great,

done in this way of proceeding. Lecke. He sunk beneath the cumbrous weight. Sují. 2. To crowd or load with something use 3. Jumbled ; obstructing each other. less.

Swift to their several quarters hasted than Let it not cumber your better remembrance. The cumbreus elements, earth, food, air, Etc.

Shakspeare's Timon. The multiplying variety of arguments, espe- CU’MFREY. 17. s. [consolida.) A medicinal cially frivolous ones, is not only lost labour, but cumbers the memory to no purpose.


Locke. 3. To involve in difficulties and dangers ;

Cu’MIN. n. s. (cuminum, Latin.) A plant

. to distress. Domestick fury, and fierce civil strife,

Rank-smelling rue, and cumin good for eyes. Shall cumber all the parts of Italy.

Sama Sbaksp. .4. To busy ; to distract with multiplicity

To CU'MULATE. v. a. [cumulo, Latin.) of cares.

To heap together. Martha was cumbered about much serving.

A man that beholds the mighty should

shells, bedded and cumulated, heap'upoa help

Luke. s. To be troublesome in any place.

amongst earth, will scarcely conceive which Fry

these could ever live. Doth the bramble cumber a garden? It makes CUMULA'TION. n. s. The act of heaping the better hedge; where, if it chances to prick the owner, it will tear the thief. Grew.

together. CU'MBER. n. s. [komber, Dutch.) Vexa. Cuncta'tion. 11. s. [cunctatio, Latir.)

tion; burdensomeness; embarrassment; Delay ; procrastination ; dilatoriness. obstruction; hinderance ; disturbance ;

It is most certain that the English made sex distress.

their best improvements of these fortest

: By the occasion thereof I was brought to as

events; and that especially by two miserade

errours, cunctation in prosecuting, and haste in great cumber and danger, as lightly any might


Sidney. Thus fade thy helps, and thus thy cumbers

The swiftest animal, conjoined with a heavy

body, implies that common moral, festisak spring.

Spenser. The greatest ships are least serviceable, go very

and that celerity should always be contempered

with cunctation. deepin water, are of marvellous charge and fearful cumber.


CUNCT A’TOR. 7. s. (Lat.) One given to CU'MBERSOME. adj. [from cumber.]

delay; a lingerer; an idler; a sluggard. 1. Troublesome; vexatious.

Not in use. Thinking it too early, as long as they had Others, being unwilling to discourage such any day, to, break off so pleasing a company,

cunctators, always keep them up in good beper with going to perform a cumbersome obedience. that, if they are not yet called, they may yes


with the thief, be brought in at the last hout, 2. Burdensome; embarrassing.

I was drawn in to write the first part by acci- To CUND. v. n. [from konner, to know dent, and to write the second by some defects in Dutch.) To give notice: a provincial the first : these are the cumbersome perquisites or obsolete word. See CONDERS. of authors.'

Arbuthnot on Aliments. They are directed by a balker or huer on the 3. Unwieldy, unmanageable.

cliff, who, discerning the course of the pichert Very long tubes are cumbersome, and scarcc to cundetb, as they call it, the master of eed berts be readily managed. Newton's Opticks. CU'MBERSOMELY. adv. (from cumber- CU'NEAL. adj. [cuneus, Latia.) Rc

some.] In a troublesome manner; in a lating to a wedge; having the form of manner that produces hinderance and a wedge. yexation.

CU'NEATED. adj. [cuneus, Latin.) Made CU'MBERSOMENESS. n. s. [from cumber. in form of a wedge.

some.] Encumbrance; hinderance; ob- CU'NEIFORM. adj. (from euneus and force struction.

Lat.] Having the form of a wedge





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