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SE COE 1.1
Decay of Pity.
it is a happuiess to live and converse with fel.
Or pun ambiguous, or sonundrus quaisi. Polis
2. To confute ; to discover to be false. The discovery of a truth formerly unknset,
Although not only the reason of any head, doth rather convince man of ignorance, than es but experience of every hand, may well convict
ture of errour.
Raleigh it, yet will it not by divers be rejected. Brown,
O! seek not to convince me of a crime, 3. To show by proof or evidence.
Which I can ne'er repent, nor can you pardoa
vindicate. Not in use.
Your Italy contains none so accomplished a
courtier, to convince the honour of my mistres, ments from the love which always the testator
Sbakspeare's Cyeletes bore him; imagining that these proofs will come This letter, instead of a confutation, cel vict a testament to have that in it, which other urgeth me to prove divers passages of my men can no where by reading find. Hoker. mon, which M. Cheynel's part was to rescia Things, that at the first shew seemed possible,
Dr. Meg by ripping up the performance of them, have been consisted of impossibility:
4. To overpower; to surmount. Obs. Bacon.
lete. CONVI'ct. adj. (rather the participle of
There are a crew of wretched souls the verb.] Convicted ; detected in guilt. That
their malady cervices Before I be convict by course of law,
The great essay of art. Sbalsges To threaten me with death, is most unlawful.
Knaves be such abroad,
Sbakspeare. Who having, by their own importunate suit, By the civil law, a person convict, or confess Or voluntary dotage of some mistress, ing his own crime, cannot appeal.
Aylife. . Convict a papist he, and I a poct.
Gonvine'd or suppled them, they cannot chuse
Sbatsperten CONVICT. 2. s. [from the verb.] A When Duncan is asleep, his two chamberlain person cast at the bar; one found guilty
Will I with wine and wassel so savince, of the crime charged against him; a
That memory, the warder of the brain,
Shall be a fume. criminal detected at his trial.
CONVI’NCEMENT. x. s. [from convince.) 2 certain space of time both to the convict and to
Conviction. persons confessing, in order to satisfy the judg
If that be not convincement enough, le bia
weigh the other also. CONVICTION. 1. s. [from convict.]
CONVINCIBLE. adj. (from convince.] 3. Detection of guilt; which is, in law, J. Capable of conviction. either when a man is outlawed, or ap
2. Capable of being evidently disproved or pears and confesses, or else is found detected. guilty by the inquest.
Upon what uncertainties, and also conviacibia
falsities, they often erected such emblents, we
Brrors. Convict by fight, and rebel to all law;
have delivered. Conviction to the serpent none belongs.
Milt. CONVI’NCINGLY. adv. (from convince.] 2. The act of convincing ; confutation;
In such a manner as to leave no room the act of forcing others, by argument,
for doubt or dispute; so as to produce to allow a position.
conviction. When therefore the apostle requireth hability
This he did so particularly and convincinghi to convict hereticks, can we think he judgeth ít
that those of the parliament were in great care a thing unlawful, and not rather needfil, to use
fusion. the principal instrument of their conviction, the
The resurrection is so convincingly attested by light of reason?
such persons, with such circumstances, that they The manner of his conviction was designed,
who consider and weigh the testiinony, 2: what nor as a peculiar privilege to him, but as a stand
distance soever they are placed, cannot entertzia ing miracle, a lasting argument for the conviction of others, to the very end of the world. Atterb.
crucifixion of Jesus, 3. State of being convinced.
CONVI'NCINGNESS, 9. s. [from convidke Their wisdom is only of this world; to put
ing:) The power of convincing: false colours upon things, to call good evil, and
TO CONVI'VE. v. a. [conzito, Latin. evil good, against the conviction of their own consciences.
Swift. CONVI'CTIVE. adj. [from convict.] Hay
lieve, not elsewhere used. ing the power of convincing. TO CONVI'NCE. v. a. [convinco, Lat.] 1. To force any one to acknowledge a
Convi'val. I adj. [convivalis, Latias contested position. That which I have all this while been endea
tainment; festal; social.
Dryden. and we receive from it a great part of the useful
truths we have, with a convincing evidence. Locke. 2. Tó convict; to prove guilty of. To convince all that are ungodly among them,
tale, all thcis ungodly deeds,
any more doubt of the resurrection than is
To entertain; to fast. A word, I be.
First, all you peers of Greece, go to my left;
CONVIVIAL. S Relating to an entero
I was the first who set up festivals;
Your social and convivial spirit is such, that
CONU'NDRUM. %. 5. A low jest ; a quih-
Mean time he smoaks, and laughs at ming
To CO'NVOCATE. v. a. [convoco, Lat.] pany by land or sea, for the sake of den
To call together; tu slunmon to an as fence : as, i was convoyed by ships of
sembly. CONVOCATION, 1. s. [convocatio, Lat.) Co'nvoy, n. si [from the verb. Art 1. The act of calling to an assembly. ciently the accent was on the last sylla
Diaphantus, making a general convocation, ble ; it is now on the first.] spake to them in this manner.
3. Force attending on the road by way of 2. An assembly.
Had not God set peculiar value upon his tem
ple, he would not have made himself his peo5. An assembly of the clergy for consult.
ple's convey to secure them in their passage to it. ation upon matters ecclesiastical, in
Soutb's Sermons. time of parliament: and, as the parlia
My soul grows hard, and cannot death endure; ment consists of two distinct houses, so Your convey makes the dangerous way secure. does this; the one called the upper
Convoy ships accompany their merchants, tik house, where the archbishops and bi
they may prosecute the voyage without dangere shops sit severally by themselves ; the
Dryden's Preface, Dufresnega other the lower house, where all the
2. The act of attending as a defence. rest of the clergy are represented by Such fellows will learn you by rote where their deputies,
services were done; at such a breach, at such * I have made an offer to his majesty,
Sbakspeare's Henry T.
Swift, as a sparkle of a glancing star,
I shoot from heav'n to give him safe convog..
-Milton's Perudise Reguind.
Sister, as the winds give benefit, made by those who met in convocation. Stillingt; And convoy is assistant, do not sleep To CONVOʻKE: vi a. [convoco, Lat.] But let me hear from yolla Shakspeare
To call together; to summon to an as-
CO'NUSANCE. n. s. [ronoissance, French.
Cognizance; notice; koowledge. A
lavý term. times that their constitution, or their own adjournment, appoints, if there be no other way TO CONVU'LSE. v. d. (rononlsus, Lat.] prescribed to convoke them.
Locke, To give an irregular and involuntary
Pepe's Odyssey Follows the loosen'd, aggravated roar,
Enlarging, deepening, mingling peal on peal, the people being only convoked upon such occasions as fell into their cognizance. Swift.
Crush'd horrible, convulsing heaven and eank.
Tommi TO CONVOʻLVE. v. a. (convolvo, Lat.] CONVU'LSION. n. s. [convnlsio, Lat.]
To roll together; to roll one part upon I. A convulsion is an involuntary contracanother.
tion of the fibres and muscles, whereby He writh'd him to and fro convolv'd. Mil.
the body and limbs are preternaturally It is a wonderful artifice how newly hatched
distorted. maggots, not the parent animal, because she
Quinet: emits no web, nor hath any textrine art, can
If my hand be put into inotion by a convuinvolve the stubborn leaf, and bind it with the sion, the indifferency of that operative faculty is thread it weaves from its body.
2. Any irregular and violent motion; tuBy thousands tumble from their honey'd domes, mult; commotion ; disturbance.
Convolv'd and agonizing in the dust. Tbomson, All have been subject to some concussions, CO'NVOLUTED. part. [of the verb I have
and fall under the same convulsions of state, by found no example.] Twisted; rolled
dissentions or invasions.
CONVU'LSIVE. adj. [convulsif, Fr.] That This differs from Muscovy-glass only in this ; that the plates of that are flat and plain, where
produces involuntary motion; that gives as these are convoluted and infected. Woodward.
twitches or spasms. CONVOLU'TION, n. s. [convolutio, Lat.]
They are irregular and convulsive motions, ar 1. The act of rolling any thing upon it
strugglings of the spirits.
Shew me the flying soul's convulsive strife, self; the state of being rolled upon it And all the anguish of departing life. Dryder. self.
Her colour chang'd, her face was not the Observe the convolution of the said fibres in all
same, other glands, in the same or some other manner.
And hollow groans from her deep spirit came; Greue's Cosmologia.
Her bair stood
rage possess'd A thousand secret, subtle pipes bestow,
Her trembling limbs, and heav'd her Jab'ring From which, by num'rous convolutions wound,
Drydex. Wrapp'd with th' attending nerve, and twisted
In silence weep, round.
Blackmore. And thy convulsive sorrows inward keep. Prior. 2. The state of rolling together in com CO'NY. n. s. Ekanin, Germ. connil or pany.
connin, Fr. Cilniculus, Lat.] A rabbit ; . And toss'd wide round, O'er the calm sea, in convolution swift
an animal that burrows in the ground.' The feather'd eddy floats. Thomson's Autumns.
With a short-legg'd hen,
Lemons and wine for sauce; to these a cony TO CONVOY. v.a. [convoyer, French, Is not to be despair'd of, for our money, from canviars, low Latin.) To accom
Bon Jonson's Epigo
The husbandman suffers by hares and conys, among the dews that lay on every thing about whah cat the corn and crees. Mortimer. him, and that gave the air a freshness. Adeuse. CONV-BOROUGH. n. s. A place where To COOL. v. a. (koeler, Dutch.]
rabbits make their holes in the ground. 1. To make cool; to allay heat. 7. CO'NYCATCH. v. n. To catch a couy,
Snow they use in Naples instead of ice; beo is, in the old cant of thieves, to cheat;
cause, as they say, it cools or congeals any liqua to bite; to trick.
Addison ca Italy
. I have matter in my head against you, and
Jelly of currants, or the jelly of any ripe subijd
Sivakspeare. against your cunyatcbing rascals.
fruit, is cooling, and very agreeable to the somach.
Arbutinct sa Dia CO'NYCATCHER. n. S. A thief; a cheat;
2. To quiet passion; to calm anger ; to a sharper ; a tricking fellow; a rascal.
moderate zeal. Obsolete.
My lord Northumberland will soon be red To Coo.v. n. [from the sound.] To cry
Sbakspeare's Herry ! as a dove or pigeon.
He will keep his jealousy to himself, and The stockdove only through the forest cooes, repine in private, because be will be apt to fear Mournfully hoarse. Tbomson's Summer, some ill effect it may produce in <ding your COOK. n. s. [coquus, Lat.] One whose
love to him.
Addison's Speater profession is to dress and prepare vic
Had they thought they had been fighting only tuals for the table.
other people's quarrels, perhaps it might have
cooled their zeal. One mistress Quickly is in the manner of his
To Cool. V. n. nurse, or his dry-nurse, or his cook, or his laundry, his washer, and his wringer. Shakspeare.
1. To grow less hot. The new-born babe by nurses overlaid, 2. To grow less warm with regard to And the cook caught within the raging fire he passion or inclination. made.
Dryden. My humour shall not cool: I will incense Ford Their cooks could make artificial birds and to deal with poison ; I will possess him with fishes, in default of the real ones, and which yellowness.
Shatspara exceeded them in the exquisiteness of the taste. You never cool while you read Homer. Drita
Arbutbnot on Coins. I'm impatient till it be done; I will not gore COOK-MAID. n. s. [cook and maid.] A myself liberty to think, lest I should coel. maid that dresses provisions.
Congreve's Old Bachelar. A friend was complaining to me, that his wife CO'OLER. 1.. s. [from cool.] had turned off one of the best cook-maids in Eng 1. That which has the power of cooling land.
the body. COOK-ROOM! n. S. [cook and room.) A Coolers are of two sorts: first, those which
room in which provisions are prepared produce an immediate sense of cold, which are for the ship's crew; the kitchen of a
such as have their parts in less motion than those ship.
of the organs of feeling; and secondly, such as The commodity of this new cook-room the
by particular viscidity, or grossness of parts, give merchants having found to be so great, as that
a greater consistence to the animal fluids the in all their ships the cook-rooms are built in their
they had before, whereby they cannot more sa
fast, and therefore will have less of that intestine fore-castles, contrary to that which had been anciently used.
force on which their heat depends. The former
are fruits, all acid liquors, and common water; To Cook. v. a. [coquo, Lat.]
and the latter are such as cucumbers, snd 1 1. To prepare victuals for the table.
substances producing viscidity. Had either of the crimes been cooked to their In dogs or cats there appeared the same palates, they might have changed messes. cessity for a cooler as in man.
Decay of Piety. Acid things were used only as corders. 2. To prepare for any purpose.
drbutbrot es Abs Hanging is the word, sir; if you be ready for 2. A vessel in which any thing is made that, you are well cookt.
Sbakspeare. cool. CooʻKERY. n. s. [from cook.] The art Your first wort being thus boiled, lade of sta of dressing victuals.
one or more coolers, or cool-backs, in which leave Scme man's wit
the sullage behind, and let it run off fire. Found th' art of cook’ry to delight his sense:
Mortimer's Huber More bodies are consum'd and kill'd with it, CO'Olly. adv. (from cool.] Than with the sword, farine, or pestilence. Dav. 1. Without beat, or sharp cold.
Ev'ry one to cookery pretends. King's Cookery, She in the gelid caverns, woodbine wroughts
These are the ingredients of plants before And fresh bedew'd with ever-spouting stream they are prepared by cookery. Arbutbrot.
Sits coelly calm. ÇOOL. adj. [koclin, Dutch.]
2. Without passion. 1. Somewhat cold; approaching to cold. Motives that address themselves really to He set his leg in a pail-full
, as hot as he could reason, are fittest to be employed upon to well endure it, renewing it as it grew cool.
Temple. 2. Not zealous; not ardent; not angry;
COOLNESS, 1. s. [from cool.] not fond; without passion : as, a cool
1. Gentle cold; a soft or mild degree of friend; a cool deceiver.
This difference consisteth not in the beat COOL. n. s. Freedom from heat ; soft and
coolness of spirits; for cloves and be spice refreshing coldness.
naptha, and petroleum, have exceeding to But see, where Lucia, at her wonted hour, rits, hotter a great deal chan oil, way, or ra, Amid the cool of yon high marble arch,
but not infiamed. Bacer's Natural Hetty Enjoys the noon-day breeze!
Addison. The toad lovech shade and qolss. Philander was enjoying the cool of the morning, Yonder the harvest of cold months laid on
Gives a fresh coolness to the royal cup; CO'OPER AGB. n. s. [from cooper.] The
price paid for cooper's work.
To CooʻPERATE. V. R. [con and opera, The sheep enjoy the coolness of the shade.
Latin.] 2. Want of affection ; disinclination. 1. To labour jointly with another to the
They parted with such coolness towards each same end : it has with before the agent, other, as if they scarce hoped to meet again. and to before the end.
It puzzleth and perplexeth the conceits of 3. Freedom from passion.
many, that perhaps would otherwise cooperate COOM. 1. so [ecume, French.]
with him, and makes a man walk almost alone 1. Soot that gathers over an oven's mouth.
to his own ends.
By giving man a free will, he allows man 2. That matter that works out of the
thar highest satisfaction and privilege of cooperate ing to his own felicity.
Boyle. wheels of carriages.
Bailey. 2. To concur in producing the same 3. It is used in Scotland for the useless effect. dust which følls from large coals.
His mercy will not forgive offenders, or his COOMB, or COMB. n.s. [comble, Fr. cumit benignity cooperate to their conversions. lus, Latin, a heap, Skinner.] A mea
Brown's Viegar Errours. sure of corn containing four bushels.
All these causes cooperating, must, at last, weaken their motion.
The special acts and impressions by which the COOP. n. s. [kuype, Dutch.]
Divine Spirit introduces this charge, and how I. A barrel; a vessel for the preservation far human liberty cooperates with it, are subof liquids.
jects beyond our comprehension. Rogers. 2. A cage; a penn for animals, as poultry Cooper A’T10N. n. s. [from cooperate.] or sheep.
The act of contributing or concurring Gracchuswas slain the day the chickens refus
to the same end. ed to eat out of the coop; and Claudius Pulcher We might work any effect without and against underwent the like success, when he contemned matter; and this not holpen by the cooperation of the tripudiary augurations.
Brown. angels or spirits, but only by the unity and harThere were a great many crammed capons to mony of nature.
Bacon's Natural History: gether in a coop.
L'Estrange. CooʻPERATIVE, adj. [from cooperate.] To Coop. v. a. [from the noun.] To Promoting the same end jointly.
shut up in a narrow compass; to con. COOPERATOR. N. s. [from cooperate.] He fine; to cage; to imprison: when it is that, by joint endeavours, promotes the used absolutely, it has often, perhaps same end with others. always, the intensive particle up. COOPTA’TION. 1. so [ccopto, Lat.) Adop. That pale, that white-fac'd shore,
tion; assumption. Whose foot spårns back the ocean's roaring tides, COORDINATE. adj. [con and ordinaAnd coops from other lands her islanders. Shak. The Englishmen did coop up the lord Raven
tus, Lat.] Holding the same rank; stein, that he stirred not; and likewise held in not being subordinate. Thus shellfish strait siege the town.
Bacon. may be divided into two coordinate kinds, In the taking of a town the poor escape better crustaceous and testaceous; each ot than the rich; for the one is let go, and the other which is again divided into many speis plundered and cooped up,
cies, subordinate to the kind, but coorshown,
dinate to each other. Coop'd up a second time within
The word Analysis signifies the general and Who dare not issue forth in open field. Dryden.
particular heads of a discourse; with their muOne world suffic'd not Alaxander's mind;
tual connexions, both coordinate and subordinate, Coep'd up he seem'd, in earth and seas confin'd.
drawn out into one or more tables, Watts,
Drydeni's Juvenal. COO'RDINATELY.adv. [from coordinate.] Cooped in a narrow isle, observing dreams With flattering wizards.
In the same rank; in the same relation;
Dryden. The Trojans, coop'd within their walls so long,
without subordination. Unbar their gates, and issue in a throng. Dryd. COO'RDINATENESS. n. s. [from coordi.
The contempt of all other knowledge, as if it nate.] The state of being coordinate. were nothing in comparison of law or physick, COORDINATION.n. s. (from coordinate of astrology or chymistry, coops the understand ing up within narrow bourds, and hinders it
The state of holding the same rank; of from looking abroad into other provinces of the
standing in the same relation to someintellectual world.
Locke. thing higher ; collateralness. They are copped in close by the laws of their In this high court of parliament there is a countries, and the strict guards of those whose
rare coordination of power; a wholesome mixture interest it is to keep them ignorant.
Locke. betwixt monarchy, optimacy, and democracy. Wint! coop whole armies in our walls again?
Howel's Pre-eminence of Parliament. Pope.
When these petty intrigues of a play are so COOPE'£. 11. s. [coupé, French.) A motion
ill ordered that they have no coherence with the .- in dancing.
other, I must grant that Lysidius has reason to Co'oper. n. s. [from coop.] One that
tax that want of due connexion; for coordination
in a play is as dangerous and unnatural as in a makes coops or barrels.
Dryden or Dramatick Peesy. Societies of artificers and tradesmen, belonging Coor. a.s. [maer-koet, Dut. cotée, Fr.] 10 some towns corporate, such as Weavers and coopers, by virtue of their charters, pretend to
A small black waterfowl, seen often in privilege and jurisdiction
Child. fens and marshes.
A lake, the haunt
And flying vaulted either host with fire; Of costs, and of the sishing cormorant. Dryden. So, under tiery cope, together rush'd COP. n. s. [kop, Dut. cop, Sax.] The
Both battles main. Miltea's Paradize Lel. head; the top of any thing; any thing
The scholar believes there is no man under rising to a head : as, a cop, vulgarly
the cope of heaven, who is so knowing as his cock, of hay; a cob-castle, properly cop To COPE. v. a. (from the noun.]
Dryder castle, a small castle or house on a hill; a cab of cherry-stones, for cop, a pile
1. To cover, as with a cope. of stones one laid upon another; a tuft
A very large bridge, that is all made of wonde
and coped over head. Addirea es ltség on the head of birds.
2. To contend with; to oppose. COPAL. n. so The Mexican term for a
Know, my name is lost, gum.
By treason's tooth bare gnawn, and canker-be; COPA'RCENAR Y. 1. s. [from coparcener.]
Yet am I noble as the adversary Joint succession to any inheritance.
I come to cope.
Sbaespeare's King L. In descent to all the daughters in coparcenary, 3. To reward ; to give in return. for want of sons, the chief house is allotted to
I and my friend the eldest daughter.
Hale. Have, by your wisdom, been this day acquired COPA'RCENER. 1. s. [from con and Of grievous penalties; in lieu whereot, particeps, Lat.)
Three thousand ducats, due unto the les, Coparceners are otherwise called parceners; We freely cope your courteous pains withd. and, in common law, are such as have equal
Skotsesers portion in the inheritance of the ancestor.
To COPE. v. 7.
Cowell. 1. To contend; to struggle ; to strive. It This great lordship was broken and divided,
has with before the thing or person op and partition made between the five daughters; in every of these portions, the coparceners seve
posed. [In this sense it is a word of rally exercised the same jurisdiction ro; al, which doubtful etymology. The conjecture of the earl marshal and his sons had used in the Junius derives it from koopeu, to bar, whole province.
Davies on Ireland. or some other word of the same importi COPA'RCENY.11. S. An equal share of co so that to cope with signifies to inter parceners. Philips' World of Words.
change blows, or any thing else, with COPA'RTNER. n. s. [con and partner.] another.) One that has a share in some common
Let our trains stock or affair ; one equally concerned;
March by us, that we may peruse the mes a sharer ; a partaker; a partner. Mil
We should have cope witbal. Shaks. Heary .
It is likely thou wilt undertake ton has used it both with of and in.
A thing like death, to chide away this shame Our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our loss. Mils.
That copes with death itself, co 'scape from it. Shall I to him make known
But Eve was Eve; As vet my change, and give him to partako
This far his over-match, who, self-deceiv'd Full happiness with me? Or rather not;
And rash, beforehand had no better weight! But keep the odds of knowledge in my power, The strength he was to cope witb, or his van. Without copartner? Milton's Paradise Lost.
Rather by them
They perfectly understood both the hares i
the enemy they were to cope witbal, L'Estrasse Copartner in these regions of the world. Milt.
On every plain, ÇorA'RTNERSHIP. n.s. [from copartner.] Host cop'd with host, dire was the din of .
The state of bearing an equal part, or possessing an equal share.
Their generals have not been able to caps In case the father left only daughters, the the troops of Athens, which I have conducted daughters equally succeeded to their father as in
Addison's Wbig Exust. sapartnership
Hals. If the mind apply itself first to easier sub CoʻPATAIN. adj. (from cop.] High raised;
and things near a-kin to what is already kaste pointed.
and then advance to the more remote and kati Oh, fine villain! a silken doublet, a velvet
parts of knowledge by slow degrees; it ? hose, a scarlet cloke, and a copatain hat. Shak.
able, in this manner, to cope with great
ties, and prevail over them with amazing COPA'YVA. n. s. [It is sometimes written
Watts es iba capivi, copivi, copayva, copayva, cupayva, cupazba.) A gum which distils from 2. To encountert; to interchange kirka tree in Brasil. It is much used in disa ness or sentiments. orders of the urinary passages.
Thou fresh piece
Of excellent witchcraft, who of farce must to Cope, n, s. (See Cop.]
The royal fool thou cao'st with. Shekspera 1. Any thing with which the head is co
Thou art e'en as just a man vered.
As e'er my conversation cop'd witbal. Shart 4. A sacerdotal cloak, or vestment worn To Cope, v. a. To embrace. Not s
in sacred ministration. s. Any thing which is spread over the I will make him tell the tale anew; head: as the concave of the skies; any Where, how, how oft, how long
ago, and more archwork over a door.
He hath, and is again to cope your
CO'PESMATE. nis. (perhaps for capuzen
a companion in drinking; or one that 1 Over head the dismal hiss
dwells under the same cope, for houses Of fiery darts in flaming volleys lew,
Companion , friend. An old word.