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Strew me the green ground with daffodown- DA'GGLEDTAIL. adj. [daggle and tail.
dillies, And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies.
Bemired; dipped in the water or mud; Spenser.
bespattered. Bid amaranthus all his beauty shed,
The gentlemen of wit and pleasure are at: " And daffodillies fill their cups with tears,
be choaked at the sight of so many daggisi
? To strew the laureat herse where Lycid lies.
parsons that happen to fall in their way. Sziji.
Milton, DA'ILY. adj. (daglic, Sax.) Happening The daughters of the flood have search'd the every day, or very frequently ; done mead
every day; quotidian. For violets pale, and cropp'd the poppy's head:
Much are we bound to heaven The short narcissus, and fair daffodil,
In daily thanks, that gave us such a prince. Pancies to please the sight, and cassia sweet to
Dryden. Cease, man of woman born! to hope relief To DAFT. v. a. [contracted from do aft; From daily trouble and continued grief. Prix.
that is, to throw back, to throw off.] Da'n adv. Every day; very ctten. To toss aside ; to put away with con
Let that man with better sense advise, tempt; to throw away slightly. Not in
That of the world least part to us is read;
And daily how, through hardy enterprize, use. The nimble-footed mad.cap.prince of Wales,
Many great regions are discovered. Fairy Ques
A man with whom I conversed almost daily And his comrades; that daft the world aside, And bid it pass.
for years together.
Drzése Sbakspeare's Henry iv, I would she had bestowed this dotags on me ;
DA'INTILY. adv. (from dainty.] I would have daft all other respects, and made 1. Elegantly ; delicately. her half myself.
Truth is a naked and open day-light, that doch DAG. n. s. (dague, French.]
not shew the masks and mummeries and triuc pis 1. A dagger.
of the world half so stately and dzintily as c
die-light. 2. A hand-gun ;,a pistol : so called from
2. Deliciously; pleasantly. serving the purposes of a dagger, being
There is no region on earth soseistil, watered carried secretly, and doing mischief with such great navigable rivers. suddenly. It is in neither sense now Those young suitors had been accustomed te used.
nothing but to sleep well, and fare deirtals. To Dag. v. a. (from daggle.) To daggle;
Broome's Vics of Epit Pere to bemire ; to let fall in the water: a
3. Nicely; ceremoniously ; scrupulously. low word.
4. Squeamishly; fastidiously: PAGGER. n. s. (dague, French.)
DA'INTINESS: 5. s. (from dainty.) 1. A short sword; a poniard.
1. Delicacy; softness.
What should yet thy palate please? She ran to her son's degger, and struck herself Daintiness and softer ease, a mortal wound.
Sleeked limbs and finest blood. Ber ye This sword a dagger had, his page, That was but little for his age;
Elegance ; nicety.
The duke exceeded in the daistiness of his le And therefore waited on him so
Hudibras. As dwarfs upon knights-errant do.
and foot, and the earl in the fine shape of bei
hands. He strikes himself with his dagger; but being interrupted by one of his friends, he stabs him, 3. Delicacy; deliciousness. and breaks the dagger on one of his ribs.
It was more notorious for the daintings of the Addison.
provision which he served in it, then for the 2. (In fencing-schools.] A blunt blade
massiness of the dish. Hakewvill es Praside. of iron with a basket-hilt, used for de- 4. Squeamishness; fastidiousness.
Of «sand, and lime, and clay, Vitruviss kati fence.
discoursed without any daintiness. 3. [With printers.) The obelisk ; a 5. Ceremoniousness ; scrupulosity.
mark of reference in form of a dagger, DAINTY. adj. [ derived by Skizner from
as (t). DA'GGERSDRAWING, N. s. [dagger and
dain, an old French word for dela?; draw.] The act of drawing daggers;
which yet I cannot find in dicticide
ries.) approach to open violence.
1. Pleasing to the palate ; of exquisite They always are at daggersdrewing, And one another clapperclawing. Hudibras.
taste; delicious. I have heard of a quarrel in a tavern, where all
Higher concoction is required for sweetnes
or pleasure of taste; and therefore all your stay were af daggersdrawing, till one desired to know the subject of the quarrel.
plumbs are a little dry. TO I AGGLE. v. a. (from dag, dew; a
2. Delicate ; of acute sensibility; nice ; word, according to Mr. Lye, derived
squeamish; soft; luxurious; tender.
This is the slowest, yet the daintiert sess; from the Danish ; according to Skinner, For even the ears of such as have po skill from day, sprinkled, or deagan, to dip. Perceive a discord, and conceive offence; They are probably all of the same root.) And knowing not what's good, yet and the To dip negligently in mire or water; to bemire; to besprinkle.
They were a fine and dainty people; trat
and yer elegant, though not military. Bren T. DA'GGLE. V. n. To be in the mire; to 3. Scrupulous; ceremonious. run through wet or dirt.
Which of you all Nor like a pupry, daggled through the town, Will now deny to dance? She atat maies To fetch and carry sing-song up and down.
dainty, Popeo I'U swear hath corns. Shetspo Rakes' Jadi
Therefore to horse!
When daisies pied, and violen blue, And let us not be dainty of leave-taking,
And ladysmocks all over white, But shift away.
Sbakspeare's Macbeth. And cukoo buds of yellow hue, 4. Elegant; tenderly, languishingly, or
Do paint the meadows much bedight. Shaksp. effeminately, beautiful.
As he passed, the woods put forth their blosMy house, within the city,
soms, the earth her primroses and days-eyes to behold him.
Howel. Is richly furnished with plate and gold,
Now hawthorns blossom, now the daisies Basons and ewers to lave her dainty hands.
Now leaves the trees, and flow'rs adorn the Why should ye be so cruel to yourself;
ground. And to those dainty limbs, which nature lent
Pope. For gentle usage and soft delicacy?
This will find thee picking of daisies, or smell. Milton. ing to a lock of bay,
Addison. 5. Nice ; affectedly fine : in contempt. Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace; Your dainty speakers have the curse,
The daisy, primrose, violet. Tbomson. To plead bad causes down to worse. Prior.
DALE. 1. s. (dalei, Gothick; dal, Dutch DA'INTY.1. S.
and German.) A low place between 1. Something nice or delicate; a delicacy;
hills ; a vale; a valley. something of exquisite taste.
Long toss'd with storms, and beat with bitter Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are
winds, deceitful meat.
High over hills, and low adown the dale, A worm breedeth in meal, of the shape of a
She wand'red many a wood, and measur'd many large white maggot, which is given as a great
Fairy Queen. dainty to nightingales.
Bacon. Before the downfall of the fairy stace, She then produc'd her dairy store,
This dale, a pleasing region not unblest, And unbought dainties of the poor. Dryden. This dale possess'd they, and had still possess'd. The shepherd swains, with sure abundance
Tickel. blest, On the fat focl: and rural dainties feast. Pope. Da'LLIANCE. n. s. [from dally.]
He steals along the lonely dale. Thomson. 2. A word of fondness formerly in use.
I. Interchange of caresses; acts of fond.
Look thou be true: do not give dalliance Towards you, dainty, that will take thee thus,
Too much the rein; the strongest oaths are And set thee alott.
To th' fire i' th' blood. DAIRY. n. s. [from dey, an old word for
Sbakspeare's Tempest. milk. Mr. Lye.]
Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles,
Wanted; nor youthful dalliance, as beseems 1. The occupation or art of making vari Fair couple link'd in happy nuptial league, ous kinds of food from milk.
Alone as they.
Milton. Grounds were turned much in England either
1 'll head my people; to feeding or dairy; and this advanced the trade Then think of dalliance when the danger 's o'er: of English butter.
Temple. My warlike spírits work now another way; 2. The place where milk is manufactured. And my soul's tun'd to trumpéts. Dryden. You have no more worth
2. Conjugal conversation. Than the coarse and country fairy
The giant, self-dismayed with the sound, That doth haunt the hearth or dairy. Ben Jonson.
Where he with his Duessa dalliance found, What stores my dairies and my folds contain ! In haste came rushing forth from inner bow'r. A thousand lambs that wander on the plain.
Fairy Queen. Dryden. That bower not mystick, where the sapient She in pens his flocks will fold,
king And then produce her dairy store. Drydon.
Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse,
Milion, 3. Pasturage ; milk farm; ground where milch cattle are kept.
Thou claim'st me for thy sire;
And my fair son here show'st me, the dear pledge Dairies, being well housewived, are exceeding
Of dalliance had with thee in heav'n. Milton, commodious.
Both wind and ride stay for this gentleman; than where they feed more upon bread and flesh.'
And I, to blame, have held him here too long
-Good lord, you use this dalliance to excuse DA'IRYMAID.n.s. (dairy and maid.] The
Your breach of promise. Sbakspeare. woman servant whose business is to ma
DALLIER, n. s. [from daily. ] A trifler; a nage the milk.
fondler. The poorest of the sex have still an itch
The daily dalliers with pleasant words, with To know their fortunes, equal to the rich :
smiling countenances, and with wagers purposed The dairymaid enquires if she shall take
to be lost before they were purposed to be made. The trusty taylor, and the cook forsake. Dryd.
Ascbam, Come up quickly, or we shall conclude that DA'LIOP. 7. s. [of unknown etymology.) thou art in love with one of sir Roger's dairymaids.
A tuft, or clump. Not in use. Da'isy, n. s. [Bægereage, day's eye.
Of barley the finest and greenest ye find, Chaucer.) A spring flower.
Leave standing in dallops eill time ye do bind.
Tusser, It hath a perennial root: the stalks are naked, To DAʼLLY. v. n. [dollen, Dutch, to and never branch out: the cup of the flower is scaly and simple, divided into many segments to
trife.] the foot-stalk. The flowers are radiated; and
1. To trifle ; to play the fool ; to'amuse the heads, after the petals are fallen off, resemble
one's self with idle play; to lose time in Miller. trifles; to procrastinate idly.
Howed up, many very much sbattere in
Take up thy master:
171 have the current in this place dewed up; If thou shouldst dally half an hour, his life, And here the smug and silver Trent shall ra With thine, and all that offer to defend him, In a trew, channel, fair and evenly. Sbakspeare
. Stand in assured loss. Sbakspeare's King Liar.
Home I would go, He left his cur, and laying hold
But that my doors are hateful to my eyes; Upon his arms, with courage bold
Fill'd and damn'd up with gaping creditors, Cried out, 'T is now no time to dally,
Watchful as fowlers when their game will spria. The enemy begin to rally. Hudibras.
Olen We have trified too long already: it is made Boggy lands are fed by springs, pent by: ress to dally any longer, when ou souls are at weight of earth, that daars in the water, and stake. Całamy's Sermons. causes it to spread.
Merties One hundred thousand pounds must be raised; "T is you must drive that trouble from you for there is no daliying with hunger. Swift.
soul; 2. To exchange caresses; to play the wan. As streams, when dean'd, forget their ancies ton ; to fondle.
current, He is not lolling on a lewd love bed,
And, wond'ring at their banks, in other channel But on his knees at meditation;
flow. Not dullying with a brace of courtezans, 2. It is used by Shakspeare of fire, and by
But meditating with two deep divines. Sbaksp. Milton of light. 3. To sport ; to play; to frolick.
The more thou damm'st it up, the more i She her airie buildeth in the ceđar's top,
Stekpears. And dallies with the wind, and scoris the sun. Moon! if your influence be quite dere'?
With black usurping mists, some gentle taper, 4. To delay.
Though a rush-candle from che wicker hole They that would not be reformed by that cor
Of some clay habitation, visit us rection, wherein he dallied with them, shall feel With thy long levellid rule of streaming belt a judgment worthy of God.
Wisdom. TO DALLY. v. á. To put off; to delay; DA'MAGE. n. š. [domáge, French.)
to amuse till a proper opportunity: 1. Mischief; hurt; detriment.
He set down to perform service, not by the Gross errours and absurdities manýcommité hazard of one set battle, but by da!łying off the want of a friend to tell them of them, to thegra time with often skirmishes. Knoller's History. damage both of their fame and fortune. Barse. A M. n.s. [from dame, which formerly sig. Such as were sent from thence did coromosty pified mother. Had Nero never been an
do more hurt and damage to the English subjects
than to the Irish enemies, by their continual.com operour, shulde never his dame have be
and extortion. slaine. Chaucer.]
He repulsed the enemy very much to their 1. The mother: used of beasts, or other damage.
Clarenst. animals not human.
2. Loss; mischief suffered. The dam runs lowing up and down,
His heart exalts him in the harm Looking the way her harmless young one went, Already done, to have dispeopled hear'n, And can do nought but wail her darling loss. My damage fondly deem'd!
3. The value of mischief done. Mother, says a sick kite, let me have your
They believed that they were not able, though prayers.--Alas, my child, says the dam, which
L'Estrange. of the gods shall I go to ?
they should be willing to sell all they have a
Ireland, to pay the damages which had been ses Birds bring but one morsel of meat at a time:
tained by the war. and have not fewer, it may be, than seven or eight young in the nest together; which, at the 4. Reparation of damage ; retribution. return of their dams, do all at once, with equal
The bishop demanded restitution of the sports greedinėss, hold up their heads and gape. Ray.
taken by the Scots, or dansages for the same 2. A human mother, in contempt or de
Tell me whether, upon exhibiting the several testation.
particulars which I have related to you, I put This brat is none of minė;
not sue her for damages in a court of justice! It is the issue of Polixena: Hence with it, and, together with the dam,
š. In law. Commit them to the fire. Sbaks. Winter's Tale. Dam. n. s. [dam, Dutch.] A mole or bank
Any hurt or hinderance that a man takethis
his estate. In the common law it paratlarly to confine water.
signifies a part of what the jurors be to input As when the sea breaks o'er its bounds, of; for, after verdict given of the principal cause, And overflows the level grounds,
they are likewise asked their consciences tout Those banks and dems, that like a skreen ing casts, which are the charges of nait, a Did keep it out, now keep it in. Hudibras.
damages, which contain the hinderance which Not with so fierce a rage the foaming flood the plaintiff or demandant hath sufered by Roars, when he finds his rapid course withstood; means of the wrong done him by the defender Bears down the dams with unresisted sway, And sweeps the cattle and the cots away. Dryd. When the judge had awarded due disse
Let loose the reins to all your wat'ry store; a person into whose field a neighbour's cren. Bear down the dams, and open every door. broken, it is reported that he reversed his en
Dryden. sentence, when he heard that the oren, adid The inside of the dam must be very smooth and had done this mischief, were his or het streight; and if it is made very sloping on each To DA'MAGE. v. a. (from the noun.) To
side, it is the better. Mortimer's Husbandry. mischief ; to injure; to impair; to burti To DAM. v.a. [bemman, Fonedemman, to harm, Sax. dammen, Dutch.]
1. consider time as an immense actas, 1. To confine, or sbut up, water by woles which many noble authors are entirely spalio
damaged, some quite disjointed and broken into Bless you, fair dame! I am not to you know, pieces.
Adhison. Though in your state of honour I am perfect. TO DA'MAGE, V. n. To take damage, or
Sbakspears be damaged.
Not all these lords do vex me half so much DA'MAGEABLE. adj. [from damage.]
As that proud dame, the lord protector's wife.
Sbakspeare. 1. Susceptible of hurt: as, damageable
Shut your mouth, dame. Sbakspeere's K. Lear. goods.
Sov'reign of creatures, universal dame! Mils. 2. Mischievous ; pernicious.
2. It is still used in poetry for women of Obscene and immodest talk is offensive to the
rank. purity of God, damageable and infectious to the innocence of our neighbours, and most pernici
His father Faunus ; a Laurentian dame dus to ourselves. Government of the Tongue.
mother, fair Marica was her name. Drydeno DAMASCENE. n. s. [damascenus, from
Who would not repeat that bliss,
And frequent sight of such a dame Damascus.] A small plum; a damson,
Buy with the hazard of his fame ? : Waller. as it is now spoken.
3. Mistress of a low family. In April follow the cherry-tree in blossom, the
They killed the poor cock; for, say they, if damascene and plum-trees in blossom, and the it were not for his waking our dame, she would white thorn in leaf.
L'Estrange In fruits the white commonly is meaner, as in
4. Woman in general. pear-plums and damascenes ; and the choicest plams are black
We've willing dames enough; there cannot be
That vulture in you to devour so many DA'MASK. n. 5. [damasquin, Fr. damase
As will to greatness dedicate themselves. Sbaks. shino, Ital. from Damascus. ]
DAMES-VIOLET.A. s. A plant, called also j. Linen or silk woven in a manner in
Miller. vented at Damascus, by which part, by TO DAMN. v. a. (damno, Latin.) a various direction of the threads, ex
1. To doom to eternal torments in a fu. hibits flowers or other forms.
ture stare. Not any weaver which his work doth boast In diaper, damask, or in lyne. Spenser.
It is most necessary, that the church, by doc
trine and decree, do damn and send to hell for Wipe your shoes, for want of a clout, with a damask napkin. Swift's Rules to Servants. ever those facts and opinions.
Bacon 2. It is used for red colour in Fairfax,
2. To procure or cause to be eternally from the damask rose.
That which he continues ignorant of, having And for some deale perplexed was her spirit, Her damask late, now chang'd to purest white.
done the utmost lying in his power that he might Fairfax. not be ignorant of it, shall not damn him.
Soutb's Sermons. To DA'MASK. v. a. (from the noun.]
3. To condemn; to censure. 1. To form flowers upon stuffs.
His own impartial thought 2. To variegate ; to diversify:
Will damn, and conscience will record the fault. They sat recline
Drydenta On the soft downy bank, damask'd with flowers. 4. To hoot or hiss any publick perform
Nilton. Around him dance the rosy hours,
ance; to explode. And, damasking the ground with flow'rs,
They damn themselves, nor will
my muse des
scend With ambient sweets perfume the morn. Fenton. 3. To adorn steel-work with figures; prac
To clap with such who fools and knaves commend.
Dryder. tised, I suppose, first at Damascus.
For the great dons of wit, DAMASK-PLUM. See PLUM,
Phæbus gives them full privilege alone DAMASK-ROSE.n. s. The rose of Damas
To damn all others, and cry up their own. cus; a red rose. See Rose.
Dryden. Damask-roses have not been known in England
You are so good a critick, that it is the greatest happiness of the modern puets that
you above one hundred years, and now are so com do not hear their works; and, next, that you are
not so arrant a critick as to damn them, like the No gradual bloom is wanting from the bud,
rest, without hearing.
Popes Nor broad carnations, nor gay spotted pinks, Nor, shower'd from ev'ry bush, the damask-rose. DA'MNABLE. adj. [from damn.]
Tbomson, 1. Deserving damnation ; justly doomed DA 81 A'S KENING.n.s. [from damasquiner, to never-ending punishment.
Fr.] The art or act of adorning iron or It gives him occasion of labouring with greater steel, by making incisions, and filling earnestness elsewhere, to entangle unwary minds them up with gold or silver wire : used
with the snares of his damnable opinion. Hooker.
He's a creature unprepar'd, unmeet for deachs in enriching the blades of swords, and
And to transport him in the mind he is locks of pistols. Chambers. Were damnable.
Sbakspeare. DAME. nos. (dame, Fr. dama, Spanish.]
As he does not reckon every schism of a 1. A lady; the old title of honour to wo
damnable nature, so he is far from closing with
the new opinion of those who make it no crime. men.
Swift. The word dame priginally signified a mistress of a family, who was a lady ; and it is used' still
2. It is sometimes indecently used in a in the English law to signify a lady: but in com
low and ludicrous sense ; odious ; peron use now-a-days, is represents a farmer's
nicious. wife, or a mistress of a family of the lower rank O thou damnable fellow! did not I pluck thee
Watts's Logick. by the nose for thy speeches ? Sbakspears.
in the country
DA'MNÁBLY. adv. (from damnable.) Night: not now, as ere man fell, 1. In such a manner as to incur eternal Wholsome, and cool, and mild;
but wich black
air punishment; so as to be excluded from mercy.
Accompanied, with damps and dreadful gloom. We will propose the question, whether those who hold the fundamentals of faith may deny
A rift there was, which from the mountain's
height Christ damnably, in respect of those consequences Convey'd a glimmering and malignant light; that arise from them.
Soutb's Sermons. A breathing-place to draw the deep: ww!, 3. It is indecently used in a ludicrous A cwilight of an intercepted day. Dryden. sense ; odiously ; hatefully.
2. A noxious vapour exhaled from the The more sweets they bestowed upon them, earth. the more damnably their conserves stunk. Dennis.
The heat of the sun, in the hotter seascal, DAMNA'TION. n. s. (from damn.] Ex penetrating the exterior parts of the earth, ex
clusion from divine mercy; condemna cites those mineral exhalations in subterranea tion to eternal punishment.
caverns, which are called damps: these selte He that hath been afrighted with the fears of happen but in the summer-time; when, the beste hell, or remembers how often he hath been ter the weather is, the more frequent are the spared from an horrible damnation, will not be damps.
Westeerd. ready to strangle his brother for a trifle.Taylor. 3. Dejection ; depression of spirit; cloud Now mince the sin,
of the mind. And mollify damnation with a phrase : Say you consented not to Sancho's death,
Adam, by this from the cold sudden dant, But barely not forbade it.
Recov'ring, and his scatter'd spirits retun'd,
To Michael thus his humble words address'd DA'MNATORY. adj. [from damnatorius. )
Containing a sentence of condemnation. His name struck every where so great a dost, DAʼMNED. part. adj. [from damn.] Hate As Archimedes through the Roman camp. ful; detestable; abhorred; abominable.
Rescese, Not in the legions
Evin now, while chus I stand blest in thy pse Of horrid hell can come a devil more damn'
sence, In evils to top Macbeth. Shekspeare's Macbeth. A secret damp of grief comes o'er my thoughts
Let not the royal bed of Denmark be
An eternal state he knows and confesses : But, O! what damned minutes tells he o'er he has made no provision for, that he is undan Who doats, yet doubts; suspects, yet strongly for ever: a prospect enough to cast a dest one! loves.
Skakspeare. his sprightliest hours.
This commendable resentment against the To brand the spotless virtue of my prince strikes a dame upon that spirit in all ranks and With falsehoods of most base and dama'd contri corporations of men.
Sub Rowe. T. DAMP. v. a. (from the noun.] DAMNIFIC. adj. (from damnifs.] Pro
1. To wet; to moisten ; to make humid. curing loss; mischievous.
2. To depress; to deject; to chill; to To DAMNIFY. v. a. [from damnifico, dull. Latin.)
"The very loss of one pleasure is enough to 1. To endamage ; to injure ; to cause loss damp the relish of another. L'Estrong to any.
Dread of death hangs over the mere satsra
. He, who has suffered the damage, has a right
man, and, like the hand-writing to demand in his own name, and he alone can
damps all his jollity.
Atterbury remit, satisfaction: the damnified person has the
li would be enough to damp their warmth in power of appropriating the goods or service of the such pursuits, if they could once reflect, that in offender, by right of self-preservation. Locke,
such course they will be sure to run upon the 2. To hurt; to impair.
very rock they mean to avoid.
A soft body dampetb the sound much
Baal. DA'MNINGNESS. n. s. [from damning.)
4. To hebetate; to abate motion; to dis Tendency to procure damnation. He may vow never to return to those sins
courage ; to dull. which he hath had such experience of, for the
Usury dulls and damps all industries, import emptiness and damningness of them, and so think ments, and new inventions, wherein money himself a complete penitent.
Hammond, would be stirring, if it were not for this stage DAMP. adj. [dampe, Dutch.] 1. Moist; inclining to wet; not com..
Unless an age too late, or cold
Climate, or years, damp my incended wing pletely dry; foggy.
Depress'd. She said no more the trembling Trojans hear, DA'MPISHNESS. n. s. [from damp.) Ten O'erspread with a damp sweat and holy fear.
dency to wetness, fogginess ; mosa 9. Dejected ; sunk ; depressed.
ture, All these and more cane flocking: but with It hath been used by some with great series, looks
to inake their walls chick ; and to put a by Downcast and damp; yet such wherein appear'd
chalk between the bricks, to take away Obscure some glimpse of joy.
Milton. dampisbners. DAMP. n. so
DA'N PNESS. . s. [from damp.) Moisture; 5. Fog; moist air; moisture.
on the mal