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1. Nor need they fear the dampness of the sky In pestilences, the malignity of the infetting
Should flag their wings, and hinder them to fly; vapour danceth the principal spirits. Bacon. 'T.was only water thrown on sails too dry. Dryd. DANCE. n. s. [from the verb.) A motion By scacks they often have very great loss, by
of one or many in concert, regulated by the dampness of the ground, which rots and spoils,
Our dance of custom, sound about the oak DA'MPY. adj. [from damp.] Dejected;
Of Herne the hunter.
Shakspeare. gloomy; sorrowful.
The honourablest part of talk is to give the The lords did dispel damty thoughts, which occasion, and again to moderate and pass to the remembrance of his uncle might raise, by somewhat else; for then a man leads the dance, applying him with exercises and disports.
Bacon. . Hayward. But you perhaps expect a modish feast, DA'MSEL. n. s. [damoiselle, French.) With am'rous songs and wanton dances grac'd. 1. A young gentlewoman ; a young wo
Dryder. man of distinction : now only used in DAÎNCER. 1. s. [from dance.] One that
practises the art of dancing, Kneeling, I my servant's smiles implore,
He at Philippi kept And one mad damsel dares dispute my pow'r. His sword e'en like a dancer, while I strook
The lean and wrinkled Cassius. Shakspeare. 2. An attendant of the better rank.
Musicians and dancers ! take some truce With her train of dem sels she was gone
With these your pleasing labours; for great use In shady walks, the scorching heat to shun.
As much weariness as perfection brings. Donne Dryden.
The earl was so far from being a good dancer, that he was no graceful goer.
Wotton. 3. A wench ; a country lass.
It is a usual practice for our funambulours, or The clowns are whoremasters, and the damsels with child.
dancers on the rope, to attempt somewhat like to fiying.
Wilkins. DA'MSON. n. s. (corruptly from damas. He, perfect dancer! climbs the rope,
cene.] A small black plum. See Da And balances your fear and hope. Prior MASCENE.
Nature, I thought, perform'droo mean a part, My wife desir'd some damsons,
Forming her movements to the rules of art; And made me climb with danger of
And, vex'd, I found that the musician's hand Sbukspeare. Had o'er the dancer's mind too great command.
Prior. Dan. 1. s. [from dominus : as now don in Spanish ; and donna, Italian, from do
DA'NCINGMASTER. 1.5. [dance and mamina.] The old term of honour for ster.] One who teaches the art of men, as we now say master,
I know dancing not that it was ever used in prose, and
The apes were taught their apes tricks by a dancingmaster.
L'Estrange. imagine it to have been rather of ludi.
The legs of a dancingmaster, and the fingers of crous import.
a musician, fall, as it were, naturally, without Dan Chaucer, well of English undefil'd. thought or pains, into regular and admirable moDouglas. tions.
Understanding This whimpled, whining, purblind, wayward DA'NCINGSCHOOL.
s. [dance and boy, This signor Junio's giant dwarf, dan Cupid.
school.] The school where the art of Sbakspeare.
dancing is taught. Dick, if this story pleaseth thee,
They bid us to the English dancingschools, Pray thank dan Pope, who told it me. Prior. And teach lavoltas high, and swift courantos; 10. DANCE. v. n. [danser, Fr. dançar, Saying our grace is only in our heels. Shaksg. Span. as some think from tanza, Ara
A certain Egyptian king endowed a dancingo
school for the institution of apes of quality. bick, a dance; as Junius, who loves to
L'Estrange: derive from Greek, thinks, from fóre...] DANDELION. n. s. (dent de lion, French.) To move in measure ; to move with
The name of a plant. steps correspondent to the sound of in
It agrees, in all respects, with the hawkweed; struments.
but only in its having a single naked stalk, with What say you to young Mr. Fenton? He ca
Miller. pers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes For cowslips sweet, let dandelions spread;
Sbakspeare. For Blouzelinda, blithsome maid, is dead! 7. DANCE Attendance. v. n. To wait with
Gay's Pastorelsa suppleness and obsequiousness.
DANDIPRAT. 1. S. (dandin, French.) A Men' are sooner weary to dance attendance at little fellow; an urchin : a word used the gates of foreign lords, than to tarry the good sometimes in fondness, sometimes in leisure of their own magistrates. Raleigh's Essays. It upbraids you,
contempt. To let your father's friend, for three long TO DA'NDLE. v. a. [dandeleu, Dutch.) months,
1. To shake a child on the knee, or in the Thus dance attendance for a word of audience.
hands, to please and quiet him.
Dryden. Then shall ye suck, and shall be born upon her TO DANCE. n. a. To make to dance; to
sides, and be dandled upon her knees. Isniai. put into a lively motion.
Thy little brethren, which, like fairy sprights, Thy grandsire lov'd thee well ;
Oft skipt into our chamber those sweet nights; Many a time he danc'd thee on his knçe.Siake. And, kiss'd and dandded on thy father's knee, That I see thec hero,
Were brib'd next day to tell what they did see. Thou noble thing! more dance my rape heart,
Donne. than when I first my wedded mistress saw Courts are hut superficial schools Bestride my threshold. Stakipeare's Coriclenius,
To dandle fools.
Sporting the lion ramp'd, and in his pour Plutarch says, Telesilla, a nable lads, bet Dandied the kid.
Miltan. dangerously sick, was advised to apply her mind Motion occasions sleep; as we find by the to poetry.
Peasbek, commoa use of rocking froward children in If it were so, which but to think were pride, andles, or dandling them in their nurses
arms. My constant love would dangerously be tried Temple
Dryden. 2. To fondle ; to treat like a child. DA'NGEROUSNESS. n. s. (from dangerea.
Their child shall be advanc'd, Danger; hazard ; peril. And be received for the emperor's heir ;
I shall not need to mind you of judging of the And let the emperor dandle him for his own. dangerousness of diseases, by the nobleness of the
part affected. They have put me in a silk gown, and a gaudy To DANGLE. v. n. (from bang, accord. fool's cap; I am ashamed to be dandled thus,
ing to Skinner; as bang, bangle, dasgle.) and cannot look in the glass without blushing, to see myself turned into such a little pretty master.
1. To hang loose and quivering. Addison.
Go, bind thou up yon dangling apricocks 3. To delay ; to procrastinate ; to pro
He'd rather on a gibbet dongk, tract by trifles : not in use.
Than miss his dear delight to wrangle. He Captains do so dandle their doings, and dally
Codrus had but one bed; so short to book, ir the service, as if they would not have the That his short wife's short legs hung desting enemy subdued. Spenser.
Dryde DA'NDLER. n. s. (from dandle.] He that With dangling hands he stroka th' inspenal dandles or fondles children.
robe, DA’NDRUFF. n. s. (often written dendrif,
And with a cuckold's air commands the globe. from tan, the itch, and Grof, sordid, filthy.) Scabs in the head ; scurf at the.
But have you not with thought beheld
The sword hang dangling o'er the shield! Price roots of the hair.
2. To bang upon any one; to be an busDAEWORT. n. 5. A species of elder; ble, useless, harmless follower, called also dwarf-elder, or wall-wort.
The presbyterians, and other fanaticks tas DANGER. *. s. [danger, Fr. of uncer. dangle after them, are well inclined to ful dern tain derivation. Skinner derives it from the present establishment.
Serta damnum, Menage from angaria, Min. DA'NGLER. n. s. (from dangle.] A ma shew from cars, death, to which Juo that hangs about women only to waste rius seems inclined.) Risk; hazard;
A dangler is of neither sex. They that sail on the sea tell of the danger, DANK. adj. [from tuncken, Germa. Seit
Ecclus. ner.] Damp; humid ; moist; wet. Our craft is in danger to be set at nought. Allts. He her the maiden sleeping found
He hach writ this to feel my atiection to your On the dank and dirty ground. Shairpesu. honour, and to no other pretence of danger.
Yet oft chay quit Sbakspeare. The dank; and, rising on stiff pinions, tour More danger now from man alone we find, The mid aereal sky. Than from the rocks, the billows, and the wind. Through each thicket, dank or dry,
Waller. Like a black mist, low creeping, he held on TO DA'NGER. v, a. (from the noun.] To His midnight search. put in hazard; to endanger.
Now that the fields are dort, and says 22
mire, Pompey's son stands up For the main soldier; whose quality going on,
Where shall we sometimes meer, and by the fire The sides oʻth' world may danger. Skakspeare.
Help waste a sullen day?
By the rushy-fringed bank, DA'NGERLESS. adj. (from danger.] With
Where grow's the willow and the osier dark, out hazard ; without risk; exempt from My sliding chariot stays. danger.
Me, in my you'd He shewed no less magnanimity in dangerless Picture, the sacred wall declares t'hare hung despising, than others in dangerous affecting, the My denk and dropping weeds multiplying of kingdoms.
Sidney. To the stern god of sea. DA'NGEROUS. adj. (from danger.] Hazare To wash the skins of beasts and foris here dous ; perilous ; full of danger.
with, would keep them from growing boast
Groe. A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city: DA'N KISH. adj. Somewhat dank.
All men counsel me to take away thy life, They bound me, bore me thence, likely to bring forth nothing but dangerous and And in a dark and dankisb vauh at home wicked effects.
There left me. Already, we have conquer'd half the war, To DAP. v. n. (corrupted from dip.) To And the less dangereus. part is left behind. Dryd. let fall gently into the water: a word, DA'NGEROUSLY. adv. (from dangerous.) I believe, only used by anglers.
Hazardously; perilously; with danger. I have taught him how to catch a chuk, de But for your son, believe it, oh believe it,
dopping with a grasshopper. Most dangʻrously you have with him prevail'd, DAPA'TICAL. adj. (from dapatiw, Lat.) If not most mortal to him. Sbakspeare's Coriol. A sort of naughty persons
Sumptuous in cheer. Have practis'd dangerously against your state,
DAPPER. adj. [dapper, Dutch.) Lite Dealing with witches and with conjurers. Sbaks.
and active; lively without bukt. Ils It is just with God to permit those, which usually spoken in contempt think they stand so surely, to fall most danger And on the tawny sands and shelse, ously. Hangrond on Fundamentals, Trip the per fairies and the
dapper dia de
A pett dapper spark of a magpye fancied thing Time! I dare chee to discover birds would never be governed cill himself should Such a youth and such a lover. Dryder. pic at the helm.
L'Estrange. Presumptuous wretch! with mortal art coders DA'PPERLING. n. s. [from dapper.) A
Immortal power, and brave the Thunderar. dwarf; a dardiprat. Ainsworth.
Grapuille. DAPPLE. adj: [from apple; as pommelé.) TO DARB Larks. To catch them by
Marked with various colours; varie means of a looking-glass, or by keeping gated; streaked; imbricated: it is used a bird of prey hovering aloft, which chiefly of animals.
keeps them in amaze till caught ; to My country neighbours do not find it impossible to think of a lame horse, till they have Shrimps are dipped up in shallow water with run over all beings that are, and then pitch on little round nets, not much unlike that which is Dapple. Locke. used for daring larks.
Career To DA'PPLE. v. a. [from the adjective.]
As larks lie
dar'd to shun the hobby's flight To streak; to vary; to diversify with colours.
DARE. n. s. [from the verb.] Defiance;
Hath given the dare to Caesar, and commands
Sbakspesti Dapples the drowsy east with spots
grey. DARE. n. s. [leuciscus.] A small fish, the
Sbakspeare. Horses that are dappled turn white ; and old
saine with duce. squirrels turn grisly.
DA'RÉFUL. adj. [dare and fill.] Full of The lark begins his flight,
defiance. Not in use. From his watch-tower in the skies,
We inight have met them dareful, beard to Till the dappled dawn doth rise.
beard, The dappled pink, and blushing rose,
And beat them backward home. Sbakspears. Deck my charming Chloe's hair. Prier.
DA'RING. adj. (from dare.] Bold ; adThe gods, co curse Pamela with her pray'rs, Gave the gile coach and dappled Flanders mares.
venturous ; fearless ; courageous; in
Pope. trepid; brave ; stout. DAR. n. 5. A fish found in the Severn.
The last Georgick has many metaphors, but DART.) Bailey. Dart is the same with
not so daring as this; for human passions may
be more naturally ascribed to a bee than to sa Dace.
Addison. To DARE. v. n. pret. I durst: the pre The song too daring, and the theme too terit I dared belongs to the active dare;
Prior. part. I have dared. [deannan, Saxon ; Grieve not, 0 daring prince! that noble heart, derren, Dutch.] .To have courage for
Pope, any purpose; not to be afraid ; to ad- DA'RINGLY. adv. (from daring.] Boldly; venture; to be adventurous.
courageously ; fearlesly ; impudently; Darest thou be as good as thy word now? outrageously. Why, Hal, thou knowest, as thou art but a man, Some of the great principles of religion are I dare; but, as thou art a prince, I fear thee. every day openly and daringly attacked from the Sbekspeare. press.
Atterbury I dare do all that may tecome a man;
Your brother, fir'd with his success, Who dares do more, is none. Sbakspeare Too daringly upon the foe did press. Halifaxa
They are borh hanged; and so would this be, DA'RINGNESS. n. s. (from daring.) Boldi he durst steal any thing adventurously. Sbaks.
Neither of them was of that temper as to dare any dangerous face.
Haywood. DARK. adj. [beorc, Saxon.] The father bore it with undaunted soul, 1. Not light; wanting light. Like one who darst his destiny controul. Dryd.
Fleance, his son, who kceps him company, Deliberate and well-weighed courage knows
Must embrace the fate of that dark hour. Sbaks. both to be cautious and to dart, as occasion of While we converse with her, we mark fers.
Dryden. No want of day, nor think it dark. Waller. We dare not build much upon such a notion 2. Not of a showy or vivid colour. or doctrine, till it be very fully examined. Il arts. If the plague be somewhat dark and the plague To DARE. v. a. pret. I dared, not I durst. spread not in the skin, the priest shall
pronounce To challenge ; to defy.
Leciticus. I never in ту. life
In Muscovy the generality of the people are. Did hear a challenge urg'd more medestly,
inore inclined to have dark coloured hair than Unless a brother should a brother dare
Boyle. To gentle exercise and proof of arms. Shaks.
3. Blind; without the enjoyment of light. Here she stands :
Thou wretched daughter of a dark old man, Take but possession of her with a toych;
Conduct my weary steps! Dryd. and Lee's Oedip, I'dáre thee but to breathe upon my love. Shaks, 4. Opake; not transparent; as, lead is a
He had many days come half seas over; and dark body. sometimes passing further, came and lay at the mouth of the barbour, during them to fight.
3. Obscure ; not perspicuous. Knolles.
What may seem dark at the first, will after: Masters of the arts of policy thought that they
wards be found more plain.
Mean time we shall express our darker pura might even defy and dare Providence to the face.
Shudspeare. All cold, but in her breast, I will despise ;
6. Not enlightened by knowledge ; ignoAnd dere su-beat but that in Celia's eyes. Rosse
He spent every day ten hours in his closet, a
DA'RKLY. adv. [from dark.] In a situa- T. DARN. v. a. (of uncertain original.]
wherein he liv'd was dark; but he Could not want sight, who taught the world to
1. Absence of light.
Darkness was upon the face of the deep.
Gean, ?. Gloomy; not cheerful.
whence I shall not return, even to the
3. Obscurity; want of perspicuity; d.
ficultness to the understanding. 1. Darkness ; obscurity; want of light. Come, thick night,
4. Infernal gloom; wickedness. And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths;
Win us with honest trifles, to betray us
In deepest consequence.
. hold, hold! Shakspeare's Macbeth. 5. State of being intellectually clouded; Cloud and ever-during
ignorance ; uncertainty. Surrounds me! from the chearful ways of men All the light cruth has, or can have, is from Cut off.
the clearness and validity of those proofs spa Whereas seeing requires light, and a free me
which it is received; to talk of any other Light dium, and a right line to the objects, we can in the understanding, is to put ourselves in the hear in the dark immured, and by curve lines. dark, or in the power of the prince of darkreu. Holder.
Luk. 2. Obscurity; condition of one unknown. 6. The empire of Satan, or the devil. Ail he says of himself is, that he is an obscure
Who hath delivered us from the
od person; one, I suppose he means, that is in the darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of dark,
Calorist, his dear Son.
Atterburg. Want of knowledge,
DA'RKSOME. adi. [from dark.] Glooms; Till we ourselves perceive by our own under obscure; not well enlightened ; not lu• standings, we are as much in the dark, and as minous. void of knowledge, as before.
Locke. He bro"-ght him thro' a darksome narrow pas
To a broad
Spencer darken to obscure. Obsolete.
And her fair eyes, like stars that dimmed were
With darksome cloud, now shew cheir goodly
You must not look to have an image in 20;
thing lightsome; for even a face in iron, red-bol, TO DA'RKEN. v. a. [from dark.]
will not be seen, the light confounding the small 1. To make dark; to deprive of light.
differences of lightsome and darksome which
Must eat, and on the ground leave nothing green.
Addison. Whether the darken'd room to muse invite,
He, here with us to be, Or whiten'd wall provoke the skew'r to write. Forsook the courts of everlasting day,
And chose with us a darksome house of mortal 2. To cloud ; to perplex.
, that, o'er yon rocks re3. To foul ; to sully.
clin'd, The lusts and passions of men do sully and
Wave high, and murmur to the hollow wind. derden their minds, even by a natural influence.
Tillotson. DA'RLING. adj. [deorling, Saxon ; d. TO DA'RSEN.V. . To grow dark.
minutive of dear.] Favourite; dear; DA'RKLING. [a participle, as it seems, from darkle, which yet I have never
and tenderness. found; or perhaps a kind of diminutive from dark, as young, youngling. Being
favourites. in the dark; being without light : a word merely poetical.
darling science, too far prevail over your O, wilt thou darkling leave me? Do not so.
Shakspeare. Da'RLING, 1. s. A favourite ; one much
beloved. The varying shore oth' world.
And his and my lov'd darling,
pride, Darkling they mourn their fate; whom Circe's
pow'r, With words and wicked herbs, from humankind Had alter'd, and in brutal shapes confin'd. Dryd.
darksome hospital. Drgie.
beloved; regarded with great kindness
'T is not for a generous prince to countenance oppression and injustice, even in huis most derling
Have a care, lest some beloved notion, or some
Young Ferdinand they suppose is drown'd,
She became the darling of the princess.
tion void of light; obscurely; blindly; gloomily ; uncertainly.
For well you know, and can record alone, What fame to future times conveys but darkly down.
Dryden. DA'SKNESS. 16. s. [from dark.]
To mend holes by imitating the texture
Will she thy lişen wash, or hosen Lora? Coq
DA'RNEL. n. s. (tolium.] : A weed grow. 3. To throw water in flashes. ing in the fields.
Dasbing water on them may prove the best He was met ey'n now
Mortimer, Crown'd with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds, Middling his head, and prone to earth his view, Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
With ears and chest that dasb the morning dew. Intour sustaining corn. Shakspeare.
Tickel. Want ye corn for bread?
4. To bespatter; to besprinkle. 'T was full of darnel; do you like the taste?
Dasbing the garment of this peace, aboded
Junius referred to dare : it seems to me At once the brushing oars and brazen prow more probably deducible from arranger Dasb up the sandy waves, and ope the depths bela battaile.]
Dryden. 1. To prepare for battle; to range troops 6. To mingle ; to adulterate ; to change for battle.
by some worse admixture. The town-boys-parted in ewain, the one side
Whacun, bred to dash and draw, calling themselves Pompeians, the other Cæsa
Not wine, but more unwholesome law. Hudib. rians; and then darraining a kind of battle, but
I take care to desh the character with such without arms, the Cæsarians got the over-hand. particular circumstances as may prevent ill-na
Addison. Carew's Survey of Cornwall.
tured applications. Comes Warwick, backing of the duke of
Several revealed truths are dasbed and adulterYork:
ated with a mixture of fables and human in
ventions. Derrain your battle; for they are at hand.
“: Spectator. Sbakspeare. 7. To form or sketch in haste, carelesly. 2. To apply to the fight : of single com
Never was desbid out, at one lucky hit, batants.
A fool so just a copy of a wit. ,, Therewith they 'gan to hurlen greedily,
8. To obliterate ; to blot; to cross out. Redoubted battle ready to darraine. Spenser.
To dash over this with a line will deface the DART. n. š. (dard, French.)
whole copy extremely, and to a degree, that, I fear, may displease you.
Pope. 1. A missile weapon thrown by the band; 9. To confound; to make ashamed suda small lance, Here one is wounded or slain with a piece of
denly; to surprise with shame or fear; a rock or fint ; there another with a dart, ar
to depress ; to suppress. row, or lance."
His tongue O'erwhelm'd with darts which from afar they
Dropp'd marina, and could make the worse apHling,
Milton. 2. [In poetry.] Any missile weapon.
Yearly enjoin'd, some say, to undergo TO DART. v. a. (from the noun.]
This annual humbling, certain number'd days,
To dash their pride, and joy for man seduc'a. a. To throw offensively;
Milton. He whets his tusks, and curns, and dares the An unknown hand still check'd my forward war;
joy, Th' invaders dart their javolins from afar. Dryd. Dasb'à me with blushes. Dryden and Let's Oed. 3. To throw; to emit: as, the sun darts To dash this cavil, read but the practice of his beams on the earth.
Soutb. Pan came, and ask'd what magick caus'd my After they had sufficiently blasted him in his smart;
personal capacity, they found it an easy work to Or what ill eyes malignant glances dari. Pope.
dash and overthrow him in his political. Soutb. To DART, V.n.
Nothing desbed the confidence of the mule like, 1. To fly as a dart.
the braying of the ass, while he was dilating upon his genealogy.
L'Estrange, 1. To let fly with hostile intention.
The nymp., when nothing could Narcissus Now, darting Parthia, are thou struck. Sbaks.
move, To DASH. v. a. (The etymology of this Still dasb'd with blushes for her slighted love, word, in any of its senses, is very
Some stronger pow'r eludes our sickly will; 1. To throw or strike any thing suddenly
Dasbes our rising hope with certain ill. Priós.
Dasb the proud gamester in his gilded car; against something.
Bare the mean heart chat lurks beneath a star. If you dasb a stone against a stone in the bote
Pope. tom of the water, it maketh a sound. Bacon.
A man that cuts himself, and lears his own To DASH. V. n. flesh, and dashes his head against the stones, does 1. To iy off the surface by a violent monot act so unseasonably as the wicked man. tion,
Tillotson. If the vessel be suddenly stopt in its motion, 2. To break by collision.
the liquor continues its motion, and dasbes oves They that staad high have many blasts to shake the sides of the vessel.
Cleyre them; And if they fall they dash themselves to pieces.
2. To fly in flashes with a loud noise. Sbuck peara
On cash hand the gushing waters play, David's throne shall then be like a tree,
And down the tough cascade, all dasbing, fall.
homsen. Spreading and overshad'wing all the earth; Or as a stone, that shall to pieces dasb
3. To rush through water, so as to make All monarchies besides throughout the world. it fiy.
Doeg, tho' without knowing hox ox why