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MISPRISE D, sometimes it fignifies mistaken, from the Fressi verb mefprendre: sometimes undervalued or disdained, from the

French verb mépriser. A MISPRISION, a mistake. MODERN, common, ordinary, vulgar. A MOLDWARP, a mole. A MOME, (Vol. 1. 408.) a dull stupid blockhead, a stock, a pol .

a . This owes its original to the French word Momon, which fignita the gaming at dice in masquerade, the custom and rule of which is that a strict filence is to be observed : whatsoever fum one stakes, another covers, but not a word is to be spoken : from hence ala

comes our word Mum ! for filence. MULL'D, (Vol. 6. 167.) foftend and dispirited as wine is wha

burnt and sweeten'd. Lat Mollitus. A MUMMER, (Vol. 5. 11.) a Masker. MUMMERIE,

Masquerading. Fr. Momerie. A MURE, (Vol. 1. 133. and Vol. 3. 445.) a Wall. Lat. Mara. MURK, Darkness. MURKY, dark.

. A MUSKET, a male hawk of a small kind, the female of which

is the sparrow-hawk : so that Eyas Musket (Vol. 1. 255.) is a young

unfledg'd male hawk of that kind. Fr. Mouchèt. A MUSS, (Vol. 5. 346.) a scramble.


NAY WARD, “ to th' nayward,” (Vol. 2. 530.) to the fide

denial, towards the saying Nay. A NAY-WORD, (Vol. 2. 456.) the same as By-word : a word of

contempt; also a word secretly agreed upon, as among soldiers, for

the distinguishing friends from foes. A NEAFĚ or NEIFE or NEIVE, a fift. A NEB, (Vol. 2. 518.) che Bill or Beak of a bird. NICK, (Vol. 1. 192.) Jeit, Mockery. Thence the word Nick.

. name from the Brit. Niq. See Diction. de Trevoux. A NOLE, (Vol. 1. 105.) a Noddle.

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OEILIADS, (Vol. 3. 81.) Glances. Fr. Oeillades.
An OPAL, (Vol. 2. 460.) a precious stone reflecting almost all co-

lours. Fr. Opale. Lat. Opalus. ORGILLOUS, (Vol. 6. Prol. to Tr. and Crel.) Proud. Fr.

Orgueilleux. OR TS, scraps, fragments, leavings. OSPRÉY, Vol. 5. 174.) the Sea-Eagle, of which it is reported,

that when he hovers in the Air, all the fish in the water underneath turn up their bellies and lie ftill for him to seize which he pleases. One of the names of this bird is Olifraga, from which by car.


ruption is deduced Osprey. See Gefner, and William Turner. The

name in Pliny is Haliaetos. An OSTENT, a shew, an outward appearance. Lat. Oftentus. TO OVERWEEN, to reach beyond the truth of any thing in

thought : especially in the opinion of a man's felf. E OUPĂ E, the same as Elfe, from which it is a corruption, a Fairy,

a Hobgoblin. OUPHEN, Elfith, of fairy-kind. An OUZLE, a blackbird. OUCHES, (Vol. 3. 405.) Bosses or Buttons of Gold. The word

is mention'd in an old Statute of Hen. 8 made against excess in

apparel, it is also used by Chaucer and Spencer. To OWE is very frequently used for, Poffefs; to be the owner of:

especially where the Author would imply an absolute right or property in the thing pofless'd.


A PADDOCK, a toad.
PALABRAS, (Vol. 1. 493.) o' my word. Span. Palabra,

Pocas Palabras. (Vol. 2. 255.) few words.
A PALLIAMENT, (Vol. 5. 395.) a Robe. Ital. Paliamento.
A PANTALOON, (Vol. 2. 204.) a man's garment anciently worn,

in which the breeches and stockings were all of a piece. Fr. Pantalon. A PANTLER, the officer in a great family who keeps the bread.

Fr. Panetier.
TO PARAGON, to compare. Fr. Paragonner: also, to equal,

(Vol. 6. 463.)
A PARAGON, a compleat Model or Pattern.
A PARATOR, the fame as Apparator or Apparitor : an officer

belonging to the Spiritual Courts, who carries fummons and serves

processes. TO PARGET, (Vol. 5. 379.) to daub or plaister over. PARTLET, (Vol. 2. 540.) a name given to a Hen: the original

fignification being a ruff or band or covering for the Neck.
A PASH, (Vol. 2. 517.) a kiss. Span. Paz. La paz de Judas is a

phrase with the Spaniards, by which they express treachery,
To PASH, to dash.
A PELT, a Skin or Hide. Lat. Pellis.
PELTING, (a pelting Village, a pelting Farm) has the same sense

as beggarly. There is a rot among Sheep, particularly call'd the
Pelt-rot; which is, when the Sheep from poverty and ill keeping

first lose their wool and then dye. PERDY, (Vol. 3. 45.) an oath. Fr. par Dieu. PERI APTS, (Vol. 4. 76.) Amulets: charms worn as preservatives

against diseases or mischief. Gr. repicale, pro amuleto appendo,

A PÉT, a lamb taken into the House, and brought up by hand ; a


A PETAR, (Vol. 6. 393.) a kind of little Cannon filled with powie

and used for the breaking down the gates of a town, and for cout

termining. Fr. Petard. PICKED, sharp, smart. Fr. Pique. PIGHT, pitch’d, placed, fixed. A PILCHER, (Vol. 6. 271.) a furr'd gown or case, any thing

lined with furr. PIN, (Vol. 3. 62.) a horny induration of the membranes of the Ese A PIX, (Vol. 3. 516.) a little chest or box wherein the consecrate

Hoft is kept in Roman-Catholick-Countries. Lat. Pixis. PLANCHED GATE, (Vol. 1. 352.) a Gate of boards. TO PLASH, (Vol. 1. 8.) to reduce into order the largest and mos

riotous plants in a hedge by cutting, deep into their bodies to make them bend down, and then interweaving them with the lower parts of the hedge. The original and true word is to Pleach by vulga

use pronounced Plas. TO PLEACH, to twist together, to interweave. POINT-DEVICE, (Vol. 2. 217.) exact to the greateft nicety,

Fr. A points devises : the expression is used by Chaucer. POLL’D, (Vol. 5. 166.) Maven. POMANDER, (Vol. 2. 584.) a little round ball of Perfumes, Fr.

Pomme d'Ambre. POMWATER, (Vol. 2. 118.) a very large apple, A PRECISIAN, (Vol. 1. 230.) one who professes great fanctity,

a ghostly father, a spiritual guide. PRIME, (Vol. 6. 498.) prompt; from the Celtique or British Pris. PRIMERO, a game at Cards. Span. Primera. A PRISER, (Vol. 2. 191.) a Prize-fighter. PROFACE, Vol. 3: 460 ) much good may do you! Ital. Prefaccia. To PROPEND, (Vol. 6. 40.) to lean more, to incline more fa

vourably. Lat. Propendeo. PROPERTIES, a term much used at the Playhouses for the habits

and implements necessary for the representation; and they who furnish them are called Property-Men. This seems to have arisen from that sense of the word Property, which fignifies a Blind, 2

Tool, a Stalking Horse. A PUTTOCK, a Kite.

e A QUAB, (Vol. 6. 527.) a Gudgeon (Gobio capitatus. Skin.) and

a gudgeon is often used in a figurative sense for a soft easy fool ready

to swallow any bait laid for him. To QUAIL, to droop, to languish, to faint, QUATCH, (Vol. 2. 363.) squat or flat. QUEAZY, Vol. 3. 33.) fickih, nauseating. A QUELL, (Vol. 5. 485.) a murderous conqueft. In the common

acceptation to quell signifies to subdue any way, but it comes from a Saxon word, which lignifies to kill.


A QUERN, a churn; also a mill.
QUESTES, (Vol. 3. 78.) lamentations. Lat. Queflus.
A QUESTANT or QUESTER, one who goes in quest of any

thing QUILL, (" deliver our fupplications in quill," Vol. 4. 104 ) this may be supposed to have been a Phrase formerly in use, and the same with the French en quille, which is said of a man, when he stands upright upon his feet without stirring from the place. The proper sense of Quille in French is a Nine-Pin, and in some parts of England Nine-Pins are still call'd Cayıs, which word is used in the Statute 33. Hen. 8. c. 9. Quille in the old Britijh language also signifies any

piece of wood fet upright.
QUILLETS, quibbles, querks, subtleties.
QUIPS, (Vol. 1. 190.) gibes, fouts.
A QUINTAIN, (Vol. 2. 183.) a post, or the figure of a Man fet

up in Wood for the purpose of military exercises, throwing darts,

breaking lances, or running a tilt against it. Fr. Quintaine. To QUOTE, to understand, to interpret, to rate, to estimate.


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RABATO, (Vol. 1.490.) an ornament for the Neck, a collar-band

or kind of ruff. Fr. Rabat. Menage faith it comes from rabattre to put back, because it was at first nothing but the collar of the

shirt or shift turn'd back towards the shoulders. The RACK, (Vol. 5: 364. and Vol. 6. 363.) the course or driving

of the Clouds.
RAIED, blotted, stained, fouled : the same as Beraied, which is the

term more known of late days. Fr. Rayé.
RAUGHT, the same as reached,
To RAVIN, to snatch or devour greedily.
A RAZE of ginger, (Vol. 3. 298.) this is the Indian word for a

bale, and muit be distinguish'd from Race, which signifies a single

root of ginger. REAR-MICE or RERE-MICE, bats. A RECHEATE, (Vol. 1. 453.) a particular lesson upon the horn

to call dogs back from the scent; from the old French word Recet,

which was used in the same sense as Retraite.
RECHLESS or RECKLESS, regardless, negligent.
TO RECK, to regard, to care.
REECHY or REEKY, smoaky or soiled with smoak; thence also

sweaty or filthy with sweat.
REED, Leifon, doctrine, counsel.
REGUERDON, (Vol. 4. 45.) Recom pence.
TO RENEGE, (Vol 3. 39.) to renounce. Span. Renegár.
RIBAULD, debauch'd, abandon'd, prostituted. Fr. Ribaud.
RIBI, (Vol. 3. 310.) drink away! Italian. The imperative mood
of Ribére which is the same as Ribévere, to drink again.





RIGGISH, wanton.
RIGOL, (Vol. 3. 447.) a circle : from the Ital. Rigole, which fig.

nifies a little round wheel or trundle.
ROISTING, (Vol. 6. 41.) blustering, swaggering.
A ROOD, a Cross.
A ROWSE, (Vol. 6. 328.) the same as a Carowse.
ROYNISH, mangy, fcabby. Fr. Rogneux.
A RUDDOCK, (Vol. 6. 190.) a robin red breaft.

. 2. 490.) rude companion, rade fellow!
A RUNNION, or RONYON, à fcabby or mangy man er

woman. Fr. Rogneux and Rogneuse. RUTH, Pity, compassion.

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SACRING-BELL, (Vol. 4. 471.) the little bell, which is rung

in the procession of the Hoft to give notice of its approach, or to call to some holy office. From the French word Sacrer, to consecrate er

dedicate to the service of God. SAD is frequently used for grave, sober, serious. TO SAGGʻis (properly) to fink on one side as weights do when they

are not balanced by equal weights on the other.
A SALLET or SAL ADE, (Vol. 4. 176.) a helmet. Span. Celada,

Fr: Salade
SALTIER, (Vol. 2. 575.) a term in Heraldry, one of the Ordina-

ries in form of St. Andrew's cross.
SANDED (Vol. 1. 122.) of a sandy colour, which is one of the

colours belonging to a true blood - hound. SAN DOMINGO, (Vol. 3. 462.) St. Dominick. Span. SANS, without, a French word. A SAW, a wife saying, a proverb. 'SAY, (Vol. 3. 100.) Elay. Fr. Esai. To SCAN, to canvass, to examine, to weigh and confider well any

SCARFED, (Vol. 2. 31.) pierced or jointed close together; a term

used by the Ship-builders.
SCATH, harm, mischief. SCATHFUL, mischievous.
ASCONCE, a fort, a fortress ; also, a man's head.
To SCOTCH, to hack, to bruise, to crush.. Ital. Shiacciars.
SCROYLES, (Vol. 3: 128.) the disease call'd the King's evil.

Fr. Eseroäelles; here given as a name of contempt and abuse to the
men of Angiers ; as we sometimes fcurrilously call men Scabs.
TO SCUTCH, (Vol. 3. 427.) to switch, to whip, to scoarge.

Ital. Scuticare.
SEAM, (Vol. 6. 46.) Tallow, Fat.
A SEA-MALL, (Vol. 1. 38.) a kind of Gull, a bird haunting the


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