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There cannot be
Lend me your song, ye nightingales! Okpour That vulture in you, to devour so many
The mazy-running soul of melody As will to greatness dedicate themselves. Shaks. Into my varied verse! while I dedace,
Ladies, a gen'ral welcome from his grace From the first note the hollow cuckoo sings, S. lutes you all; this night he dedicates
The symphony of spring.
Thera. To fair content and you. Sbakspeare. DeDU'CEMENT. n. s. [from deduce.) The
He went to learn the profession of a soldier, to which he had dedicated himself.
thing deduced; the collection of reason;
consequential proposition. And quiet dedicate her remnant life
Praise and prayer are his due worship, and the To the just duties of an humble wife. Prior.
rest of those deducements which I am content 3. To inscribe to a patron.
are the remote effects of revelation. Dartt. He compiled ten elegant books, and dedicated DEDUCIBLE. adj. [from deduce.] Cot them to the lord Burghley.
lectible by reason, consequential; is, DE'DICATE. adj. [from the verb.] Con coverable from principles laid down. secrate; devote ; dedicated ; appro
The condition, although deducible from many priate.
grounds, yet shall we evidence it but from les Pray’rs from preserved souls,
Brown's Vdgar Eltern From fasting maids, whose names are dedicate
The general character of the new eros To nothing temporal.
paradisaical ; and the particular character, the
Shakspeare. This tenth part, or çithe, being thus assigned
it hath no sea : and both are apparently sedan from its formation.
Burnet. unto him, leaveth now to be of the nature of the
So far, therefore, as conscience reports a other nine parts, which are given us for our
thing agreeable to or deducible from these, na worldly necessities, and becometh as a thing
to be hearkened to. dedicate and appropriate unto God. Spelman.
All properties of a triangle depend , a DEDICAPTION. n. 5. (dedicatio, Latin.] are deducible from, the complex idea thiet 1. The act of dedicating to any being or lines, including a space.
Lais purpose ; consecration; solemn appro- DEDUCIVE. adi. [from deduce.) Perías priation.
ing the act of deduction. It cannot be laid to many men's charge, that To DEDU'CT. v. a. [ded::o, Latin.] Hey have been so curious as to trouble bishops 1. To substract; to take away; to cut with placing the first stone in the churches; or so scrupulous as, after the erection of them, to
off; to defalcate. make any great ado for their dedication. Hooker.
We deduct from the computation of ou reme Among publick solemnities, there is none so
that part of our time which is spect in inagi. glorious, as that under the reign of king Solo
tancy of infancy. mon,
the dedication of the temple. Addison 2. To separate ; to dispart ; to divide. 2. An address to a patron.
Now not in use. Proud as Apollo on his forked hill,
Having yet in his dederated spreman Sat full-blown Bufo, puff’d by every quill;
Some sparks remaining of that heavenly free Fed by soft dedication all day long,
Horace and he went hand in hand in song. Pope. DeDU'CTION. n. s. [deductis, Lat. DEDICATOR, %.s. (trom dedicate.] One 1. Consequential collection; consequent:
who inscribes his work to a patron with proposition drawn from principles pre compliment and servility.
mised. Leave dang’rous truths to unsuccessful satires, Out of scripture such duties may be dette And Aartery to fulsome dedicators. Pope. by some kind of consequence; as by lower DE'DICATORY. adj. [from dedicate.]
cuit of deduction it may be that evenal. Composing a dedication ; complimen
out of any truth, may be concluded. tal ; adulatory:
Set before you the moral law of God,
such deductions from it as our Saiba Thus I should begin my epistle, if it were a
drawn, or our own reason, well informed, o dedicatery one; but it is a friendly letter. Pope. make. Dedi'riON, 12. s. [deditio, Lat.] The act That by diversity of motions we should s. of yielding up any thing; surrendry.
out things not resembled by them, ke stro It was not a complete conquest, but rather a
tribute to some secret deducien; but with dedition upon terms and capitulations agreed be
deduction should be, or by what nediors 3 tireen the conqueror and the conquered. Hak.
kuowledge is advanced, is as dark as igaz To DEDU'CE. v. 2. [deduco, Latin.]
You have laid the experiments together its 1. To draw in a regular connected series,
a way, and made such deductions from thes, a from one time or one event to another.
I have not hitherto met with.
All cross and distasteful humours are essere deep and lubric waves of state and court, till he
expresly, or by clear consequence and disa was swallowed in the gulph of fatality.
tion, forbidden in the New Testament,
Wotton Buck. O goddess, say, shall I deduce my rhimes
A reflection so obvious, that naturalist From the dire nation in its early times? Pope.
seems to have suggested it even to these ** 2. To form a regular chain of consequen
never much attended to deductions of reader tial propositions.
2. That which is deducted; defalcatis. Reason is nothing but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles already known.
Bring then these blessings to a striais
Make fair deductions; see to what they seer
Locke. 3. To lay down in regular order, so as DEDU'CTIVE. adj. [from dedurr.) Decas
that the following shall naturally rise from the foregoing.
cible ; that is or may be deduced frem a position premised.
All knowledge of causes is deductive; for we These blessings, friend, a deity bestow'd; know none by simple intuition, but through the For never can I deem him less than god. Dryd. mediation of their effects.
Nature disturb'd, DEDU'CTIVELY. adv. (from deductive.]
Is deem'd, vindictive, to have chang U her course.
Tbomison. Consequentially ; by regular deduc
2. To estimate; to make estimate of; this tion ; by a regular train of ratiocination.
sense is now disused.
Do me not to dy,
Ne deem thy force by fortune's doom unjust, days, which is not either directly expressed, or deductively contained, in this work. Brown.
That hath, maugre her spite, thus low me laid in dust.
Spenser. DEED .n. s. [Dæd, Saxon; daed, Dutch.]
But they that skill nor of so heavenly matter, 1. Action, whether good or bad ; thing All that they know not, envy, or admire; done.
Rather than envy, let them wonder at her, From lowest place when virtuous things pro
But not to deem of her desert aspire. Spenser. ceed,
DEEM. N. s. (from the verb.) Judgment; The place is dignified by th' doer's deed.
surmise ; opinion. Not now in use.
Shakspeare. Hear me, my love; be thou but true of heart. The monster nought replied; for words were -I true! How now? what wicked deem is this? vain,
Shakspeare. And deeds could only deeds unjust maintain.
DEE'MSTER. n. s. [from deem.] A judge:
Dryden. The same had not consented to the counsel a word yet in use in Jersey and the Isle and deed.
of Man. We are not secluded from the expectation of DEEP. adj. [deep, Saxon.] reward for our charitable decats, Smalridge. 2. Exploit; performance.
1. Having length downward ; descending I, on the other side,
far ; profound : opposed to shallow Usd no ambition to commend my deeds ;
All trees in high and sandy grounds are to be The deeds themselves, tho' mute, spoke loud the
set deep, and in watery grounds more shallow. doer. Milton.
Bacon. Thousands were there, in darker fame that The gaping gulph low to the centre lies, dwell,
And twice as deep as, earth is distant from the
skies. Whose deeds some nobler poem shall adorn.
2. Low in situation ; not high. 3. Power of action ; agency.
3. Measured from the surface downward. Nor knew I not
Mr. Halley, in diving deep into the sea in a To be with will and deed created free. Milton. diving vessel, found, in a clear sun-shine day, 4. Act declaratory of an opinion.
that when he was sunk many fathoms deep into They desire, with strange absurdity, that to
the water, the upper part of his hand, on which the same senare it should belong to give full judg
the sun shone directly, appeared of a red colour.
Newton. ment in matter of excommunication, and to absolve whom ic pleased them, clean contrary to
4. Entering far ; piercing a great way. their own former deeds and oaths. Hooker.
This avarice 5. Written evidence of any legal act.
Strikes deeper, grows with more pernicious root. The solicitor gave an evidence for a derd,
Sbakspeare. which was impeached to be fraudulent. Bacon.
For, even in that season of the year, the ways in that vale were very deep.
Clarendon. He builds his house upon the sand, and writes the deeds by which he holds his estate upon the
Thou hast not strength such labours to sustain: face of a river.
Drink hellebore, my boy! drink deep, and scour
thy brain. 6. Fact ; reality; the contrary to fiction :
5. Far from the outer part. whence the word indeed.
So the false spider, when her nets are spread, O that, as oft I have at Athens seen The stage arise, and the big clouds descend;
Deep ambush'd in her silent den does lie. Dryd. So now in very deed I might behold
6. Not superficial; not obvious. The pond'rous earth, and all yon marble roof, If the matter be knotty, and the sense lies Meet like the hands of Jove.
deep, the mind must stop and buckle to it, and Dee'd Less. adj. [from deed.] Unactive;
stick upon it with labour and thought, and close contemplation.
Locke. without action; without exploits.
7. Sagacious ; penetrating; having the Speaking in deeds, and deedless in his tongue.
power to enter far into a subject. Instant, he cried, your female discord end,
Who hath not heard it spoken Ye deedless boasters! and the song attend. Pope. How deep you were within the books of heav'n? TO DEEM. v. n. part. dempt, or deemed.
The spirit of deep prophecy she hath. Sbaksp. [domgan, Gothick ; doemen, Dutch;
He's meditating with two deep divines. Shaks. Seman, Saxon.]
He in my ear :. To judge ; to conclude upon conside
Vented much policy, and projects deep ration; to think ; to opine ; to deter Of enemies, of aids, baules, and leagues,
Plausible to the world, to me worth nought. mine. Here eke that famous golden apple grew,
I do not discover the helps which this great For which th' Idean ladies disagreed,
man of deep thought mentions.
Locke. Till partial Paris dempt it Venus' due. Spenser. So natural is the union of religion with justice,
8. Full of contrivance ; politick; insidithat we may boldly deem there is neither, where ous. both are not.
Hooker, When I have most need to employ a friend, He who, to be deem'd
Deep, hollow, treacherous, and full of guile, A god, leap'd fondly into Ætna flames. Miten.
Be be to me.
9. Grave; solemn.,
Hills, dales, and forests, far behind remaine O God! if my deep pray’rs cannot appease
While the warm scent draws on the depardi thee,
train. But thou wilt be aveng'd on my misdeeds, DEEP-MUSING. adj. [deep and cu Yet execute thy wrath on me alone. Sbaksp. Contemplative; lost in thought.
Nor awful Phæbus was on Pindus heard But he deep-musing o'er the mountains srail With deeper silence, or with more regard. Dryd. Through mazy thickets of the woodlandstade
. 10. Dark-coloured. With deeper brown the grove was overspread. DEE'PLY. adv. (from deep.]
Dryden. 1. To a great depth; far below the sz. II. Having a great degree of stilness, or face. gloom, or sadness.
Fear is a passion that is most deeply roote, a And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall our natures, and flows immediately from the upon Adam.
Genesis. principle of self-preservation. 12. Depressed ; sunk; metaphorically, Those impressions were made when the tre low.
was more susceptive of them: they have ben Their deep poverty abounded into the riches deeply engraven at the proper season, and of their liberality.
fore they remain. 13. Bass ; grave in sound.
2. With great study or sagacity ; note The sounds made by buckets in a well are perficially ; not carelesly ; profound deeper and fuller than if the like percussion
were 3. Sorrowfully; solemnly; with a great made in the open air.
Bacon. degree of seriousness or sadness. DEEP.n. so n. s. [from the adjective. ]
He sighed deeply in his spirit. 1. The sea; the main ; the abyss of wa Klockens so deeply hath Sworn ne'er mx ters; the ocean. Yet we did lift up our hearts and voices to
In bawdy-house, that he dares pot go bas. God above, who sheweth his wonders in the deep.
Upon the deck our careful general stad, What earth in her dark bowels could not keep
And deeply mus'd on the succeeding day. Dured From greedy man, lies safer in the deep. Waller. 4. With a tendency to darkness of calor Whoe'er thou art, whom fortune brings to Having taken of the deeply red juice couco keep
thorn berries, I let it drop upon white papel These rites of Neptune, monarch of the deep.
s. In a high degree. 2. The most solemn or still part.
To keep his promise with him, he had There want not many that do fear,
offended both his nobles and people. In deep of night, to walk by this Herne's oak. DEEPNESS. n. s. [from deep.] Entrance
Sbakspeare. far below the surface ; profundits : The deep of night is crept upon our talk. depth.
Sbakspeare. Cazzianer set forward with great tril, by re. Virgin face divine
son of the decpness of the way, and beatissit Attracts the hapless youth through storms and
the great ordnance. waves, Alone in deep of night.
Some fell upon stony places; and they withere Pbilips.
ed, because they had no deenen of earth. To Dee'PEN. v. a. (from deep.! 1. To make deep; io sink far below the DEER, n. s. [deon, Saxon ; tbier, Teat.surface.
nick; $mp, Greek.] That class of 21.125 The city of Rome would receive a great ad which is hunted for venison, containe vantage from the undertaking; as it would raise
many subordinate species; as the sa the banks, and deepen the bed, of the Tiber.
Addison.. or red deer, the buck or fallow dear, 2. To darken ; to cloud; to make dark. roebuck, and others. You must deepen your colours so, that the or
You have beaten my men, killed my dar, ad piment may be the highest.
Peacban, broke open my lodge. 3. To make sad or gloomy. See DEEP, T. DEFA'CE. v. a. (defair, Frene
The pale that held my lovely decr. ita adi. Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene,
To destroy ; to rase ; to ruin; to do Shades ev'ry flow'r, and darkens ev'ry green; figure. Deepens the murmur of the falling floods,
Give me leave to speak as earnestig je 12* And breathes a browner horror on the woods. commending it, as you have done in uotras za
Popes unkindly defacing and slandering it. I
Fatal this marriage, DEEP-MOUTHED. adj. [deep and mouth.]
Defacing monuments of conquer'd France Having a hoarse and loud voice.
Undoing all. Huntsman, I charge thee, tender well my
Pay hini six thousand, and deface the best hounds;
Séature And couple Clowder with the deep-moutb'dBrach.
Whose statues, freezes, columns, breek Sbakspeare.
And, though defei'd, the wonder of the one. Behold the English beach Pales in the food with men, with wives, and One nobler wretch can oztly rise; boys,
Tis he whose fury shall defa Whose shouts and claps outyoice that deep
The stoick's image in this piece. mouth'd sea.
Shadspeare. DEFA'CEMENT. n. s. [from defacri Then coils for beasts, and lime for birds, were found,
lation ; injury; rasure ; abolition; to And deep-mouth'd dogs did forest walks surround. struction.
Dryden. But what is this image, and how is it be?
The poor men of Lyons will tell you, that the To DEPA’TIGATE. v.a. [defatigo, Lat.]
To weary ; to tire.
The power of these men's industries, never
Dr. Maine. er; abolisher ; violator.
DEFATIG A'TIon. n. s. (defatigatio, Lat.)
1. Omission of that which we ought to
do ; neglect. Failure; miscarriage : a word not in
2. Crime ; failure ; fault.
Sedition tumbled into England more by the The affections were the authors of that unhappy defailance.
default of governours than the people's. Huyw.
We, that know what 't is to fast and pray, To DEFA'LCATE. v. a. '[from falx,
Are penitent for your default, to-day. "Shaksp. falcis, a sickle, Latin ; defalquer, Fr.]
Let me not rashly call in doubt 'To cut off; to lop; to take away part Divine prediction : what if all foretold of a pension or salary. It is generally Had been fulfillid, but through mine own deused of money.
fault, DEFALCAPTION. n. s. [from defalcate.]
Whom have I to complain of but myself? Milt. excision of any
Partial judges we are of our own excellencies, Diminution; abatement;
and other men's defaults.
Swift. part of a customary allowance.
3. Defect; want. The tea-table is set forth with its customary
In default of the ing's pay, the forces were bill of fare, and without any defalcation. Addis.
laid upon the subject.
Davies. To DEFA'I.K. v. a. [jee DEFALFATE.] Cooks could make artificial birds and fishes; To cut off ; to lop away:
in default of the real ones.
Arbutbnot. What he defalks froin some insipid sin, is but 4. [In law.] Non-appearance in court at to make some other more gustful. Decay of Piety. a day assigned.
Cowell. DEFAMATION. nos. [from defame.] The To DEFAULT. v. n. (from the noun.]
act of defaming or bringing infamy upon To fail in performing any contract or another ; caluiny; reproach ; censure; stipulation ; to forfeit by breaking a detraction.
contract. Defu:nation is the uttering of contumelious Defa'ulter. n. s. [from the verb.) language of any one with an intent of raising an
One that makes default. il! fame of the party: and this extends to writing,
DEFE'ASANCE. n. s. (defaisance, Fr.). as by defamatory libels; and to deeds, as reproachful postures, signs, and gestures. Ayliffe. 1. The act of annulling or abrogating any Be silent, and beware, it such you see;
contract or stipulation. "T is defamation but to say, That's he. Dryden.
2. Defeasance is a condition annexed to an Mauy dark and intricate motives there are to
act; as to an obligation, a recognidetraction and defamation; and many malicious spies are searching into the actions of a great zance, or statute, which performed by
Addison. the obligee, or the cognizee, the act is DEFA'MATORY. adj. [from defame.] disabled and made void, as if it had ne Calumnious; tending to defame ; un. ver been done.
Cowell, justly censorious; libellous; falsely så. 3.
The writing in which a defeasance is tirical.
contained. The most eminent sin is the spreading of de 4. A defeat ; conquest ; the act of con. famatory reports. Government of the Tongue. quering ; the state of being conquered. Augustus, conscious to himself of many crimes,
Obsolete. made an edict against lampoons and satires, and
Dryden. defamatory writings.
'That hoary king, with all his train,
Being arrived where that champion stout, TO DEFAʼME. v. a: [de and fama, Lat.)
After his foe's defeasance, did remain, To make infamous; to censure falsely
Him goodly greets, and fair does entertain, in publiek; to deprive of honour; to
Spenser. dishonour by reports ; to libel ; to ca. DEFE'ASIBI.E. adj. (from defaire, Ér. to lumniate ; to destroy reputation by make void.] That may be annulled or either acts or words.
abrogated. I heard the defaming of many.
Fer. He came to the crown by a defeasible title, so They live as if they professed christianity was never well settled.
Daviesa merely in spite, to def.ime it. Decay of Piety: DEFE'AT. n. s. [from defaire, French:] My guilt thy growing virtues did difame;
1. The overthrow of an army. My blackness blotted thy unblemish'd name.
2. Act of destruction ; deprivation. dishonour. Not in use.
A king, upan whose life
A damn'd defeat was made. Shakspeare.
Spenser. 1. To overthrow; to undo.
injures the reputation of another; a de Ye gods, ye make the weak most strong;.
Therein, ye gods, ye tyrants do defeat. Shaks.
They invaded Ireland, and were defeated by It may be a useful trial of the patience of the
the lord Mountjoy.
Bacon. defamed, yet the defamer has not the less crime. Government of the Tongwea
2. To frustrate.
To his accusations
To DEFE'CT. v. n. (from the noun.) To He pleaded still not guilty, and alleg'd
be deficient ; to fall short of; to fail. Many sharp reasons to defeat the law. Shaksp. Death,
Obsolete. Then due by sentence when thou didst trans
Some lost themselves in attempts above ho
manity; yet the enquiries of most defected by the gress, Defeated of his seizure many days
way, and tired within the sober circumference Giv'o thee of grace.
of knowledge. Brown's Vulgar ErTeuts, Discover'd, and defeated of your prey,
DEFECTIBI'LITY. 8. s- (from defectib!) You skulk'd.
Dryden. The state of failing ; deficiency; imperHe finds himself naturally to dread a superior fection. Being, that can defeat all his designs, and disap The perfection and sufficiency of Scripture ba point all his hopes.
Tillotson. been shewn, as also the defectibility of that pa. 3. To abolish; to undo; to change. ticular tradition. Lard Digby to Sir Kea. Digts. DEFE’ATURR. n. s. (from de and feature.] The corruption of things corruptible depens Change of feature; alteration of coun
upon the intrinsical defeciibility of the couco tenance. Not in use.
tion or union of the parts of things corporeal
. Grief hath chang'd me;
Hele's Origin of Mankind. And careful hours, with time's deformed hand,
DEFE'CTIBLE, adj. (from defect.] imHath written strange defeatures in my face.
perfect; deficient; wanting. Sbakspeare.
The extraordinary persons, thus highly fzT. DE FECATE. v. a. (def.eco, Latin.]
voured, were for a great part of their lives in a 1. To purge liquors from lees or foulness; De Fe'ction, n. s. (defectie, Latin.]
defectible condition. to purify; to cleanse. I practised a way to defecate the dark and
1. Want ; failure. muddy oil of amber.
Boyle. 2. A falling away; apostacy. The blood is not sufficiently defecate' or čla This defection and falling away from God 18 ritied, but remains muddy.
first found in angels, and afterwards in men. Provide a brazen tube
Ralent. Infiext: self-taught and voluntary flies
If we fail away after tasting of the good word The defecated liquor, through the vent
of God, how criminal must such a defection be! Ascending; then, by downward tract convey'd, Spouts into subject vessels lovely clear. Pbilips.
There is more evil owing to our original és 2. To purify from any extraneous or
fection from God, and the foolish and evil dis
positions that are found in fallen man. noxious mixture; to clear; to brighten. We defecate the notion from materiality; and
3. An abandoning of a king, or state; abstract quantity, place, and all kind of corpo
revolt. reity, from it.
Glanville. He was diverted and drawn from hence by DE'FECATE. adj. [from the verb.] Purg
the general defection of the whole realm. Deus.
Neither can this be meant of evil governours ed from lees or foulness.
or tyrants, but of some perverseness and defes We are puzzled with contradictions, which
tion in the very nation itself. are no absurdities to defecate faculties. Glanville.
This liquor was very defecate, and of a pleasing DEFECTIVE. adj. [from defectivus, Lat. golden colour.
1. Wanting the just quantity.
Nor will polished amber, although it send forth DEFECA’TION, n. s. [defæ catio, Latin.]
a gross and corporeal exhalement, be found a long Purification ; the act of clearing or pu time defective upon the exactest scales. Brzus rifying
2. Full of defects; imperfect; not suf. The spleen' and liver are obstructed in their ficient; not adequate to the purpose offices of defecation, whence vicious and dreggish It subjects them to all the diseases depead ng blood.
Harvey. upon a defective projectile motion of the blood. DEFE'CT. n. s. [defectus, Latin.] 1. Want; absence of something neces
It will very little help to cure my ignorance,
that this is the best of four or five hypothese sary ; insufficiency; the fault opposed
proposed, which are all defective. Laer to superfluity.
It'it renders us perfect in one accomplishmea, Errours have been corrected, and defects sup it generally leaves us defective in another. A. plied.
3. Faulty ; vicious; blamable. Had this strange energy been less, Defect had been as fatal as excess. Blackmore.
Our tragedy writers have been notoriously do
fective in giving proper sentiments to the persens 2. Failing; imperfection.
they introduce. Oft 't is seen Our mean secures us, and our mere defects
DEFECTIVE or deficient Nouns. (In gram. Prove our commodities.
mar.] Indeclinable nouns, or such as 3. A fault; mistake; errour.
want a number or some particular We had rather follow the perfections of them whom we like not, than in defects resemble them DEFECTIVE Verb. (in grammar.) A whom we love.
verb which wants some of its tenses. You praise yourself,
DÈFECTIVENESS. n. se [from defectiu.] By laying defects of judgment to me. Shakspeare. Trust not yourself; but, your defects to know,
Want; the state of being imperfect; Make use of ev'ry friend, and ev'ry foe. Pope.
faultiness. 4. Any natural imperfection ; a blemish; The lowness often opens the building in a failure, without direct implication of
breadth, or the defectiveness of some other parti
cular makes any single past appear in perfection any thing too little.
Men, through some defect in the organs, want words, yet fail not to expresss their universal DEFENCE. n. s. [defensio, Latin.] ideis by signs.
Lacko I. Guard ; protection ; security.