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TO SEEL, (Vol. 5. 504.) a term in falconry, to run a filk through

the eye-lids of a young hawk, and to draw them near together in

order to make the hawk bear a hood. SESSA or SESSEY, Peace, be quiet. Lat. Cela. A SHARD, (Vol. 5. 325.) a tile or broken piece of a tile: thence

figuratively a scale or shell upon the back of any Creature. The
Shard-born Beetle means the Beetle that is born up by wings hard
and glazed like a Pot-sheard.
SHARDED, scaled.
To SHARK UP, (Vol. 6. 32 2.) to pick up in a thievish manner.

Fr. Chercher.
SHEEN, clear, bright; also, brightness, luftre: used in both senses

by Spencer. TO SHEN D, to blame, to reprove, to disgrace, to evil-intreat. A SHIVE, (Vol. 5. 407) a flice. A SHOWGHE, (Vol. 5. 501.) roughcoated dog, a shock. SHRIFT, confession. To SHRIVE, to confess. A SIEGE, a seat : also (Vol. 1. 36.) the fundament of a man, in

which sense the French often use it; Mal au fiege: une fiftule au fiege. SIZES, (Vol. 3. 48.) certain portions of bread, beer or other vic

tuals, which in publick societies are set down to the account of particular persons : a word still used in the Colleges of the Universities. SIZED, (Vol. 6. 363.) bedawbed as with Size, which is a glewith

composition used by painters. Ital. Sisa. To SKIRR, to scour about a country. SLEADED or SLEDED, (Vol. 6. 321.) carried on a sed or

fledge. SLOP, wide-knee'd breeches. SLOUGH, an husk, an outward skin. SMIRCH’D, (Vol. 1. 488.) smeared, daubed, dirtied. TO SNEAP, to check, to snub, to rebuke. SOOTH, true or truth: also (Vol. 3. 242.) Adulation, in the sense

of the verb to sooth. To SOWLE, (Vol. 5. 166.) to lug or pull. A SOWTER, (Vol. 2. 465.) a Cobler. Lat. Sutor. In this passage

it is intended as the name of a Dog. TO SPERR, (Vol. 6. Prol. to Tr. and Crel.) to bolt, to barricado,

or any ways falten. SPLEEN is often used for a sudden start, a hafty motion, a mo

mentary quickness. A SPRAY, a young tender shoot or branch of a tree. SPURS, the fibres of a root. TO SQUARE, to jar, to wrangle or quarrel. For the deriva

tion see the next word. A SQUARER, (Vol. 1. 449) a swaggering blade. This word is

taken from the French phrale, se quarrer, which signifies to strut with arms a-kembo (anfatus incedere) an action which denotes a

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character of an hectoring Bragadochio. The French fay, Les jeans fanfarons fe quarrent en marchant, A SQUIER, (Vol. 2. 154.) the fame as a square. A STANYEL, (Vol. 2. 465.) otherwise called a Ring-tail, a

kind of buzzard, or kite. STATION, (Vol. 6. 389.) Attitude, Presence, Person. A STATIST, (Vol. 6. 424.) A Statesman. Ital. Statista. A STAY, (Vol. 3. 131.) a let, a ftop, an impediment. TO STEAD, or STED, to serve, to help: STICKLER-LIKE, (Vol. 6. 110.) Sticklers were Seconds ap.

pointed in a duel to fee fair play, who parted the Combatants, when they thought fit: and this being done by interposing with a Scick,

a from thence came the Name. STIGMATICAL, (Vol. 1. 420.) branded with marks of disgrace.

Lar. Stigmaticus. A STITHY, an Anvil. TOSTITHY, to beat upon an Anvil. STOCCATA, (Vol. 6. 271.) a thrust in fencing; an Italian word. A STOLE, a robe, a long garment, a mantle, a woman's gown:

used also by Spencer. Lat. Stola. TO SUGGEST, to prompt or egg on, (Vol. 3. 194. and 246.) SUMPTER, (Vol. 3. 50.) a beast which carries necessaries on a

journey SÚRCÉ ASE, (Vol. 5. 483.) this generally signifies the fufpenfion

of any act, but in this passage it stands for the total ceasing after the

final execution of it. Fr. Surseoir. A SW ABBER, (Vol. 2. 446.) an inferior officer in a ship, whole

business it is to keep the ship clean.


A TABOURINE, (Vol. 5. 359.) a Drum. Fr. Tabourin.

TO TAKE, to blast, to strike with infection. Fr. Attaquer. TALL is very frequently used for eminent, notable, confiderable. To TARR ON, to provoke, to urge, as they set on dogs to

fight. A TASSEL-GENTLE, (Vol. 6. 256.) a particular kind of

Hawk, the male of the Faulcon. In ftrictness it should be {pelt Tiercel-gentle. Fr. Tiercelet. TEEN, trouble, grief. TESTED, (Vol. I. 326.) tried, put to the test. A TETHER, a long rope with which horses are tied to confine

ther feeding to a certain compass, and prevent their trespaling

fari her. THEWES, finews, muscles, bodily strength. THIRDBOROUGH, the same as Headborough or Conftable. THRIFT, Thriving, Success. TINY, small, slender. Lat. Tenuis.


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To TOZE, (Vol. 2. 583 ) to break in pieces, to draw out, or pull

asunder, as they do wool by carding it to make it soft. Ital. Tozzare: thence figuratively, by artful insinuations to draw out the se

crets of a man's thoughts. To TRAMELL UP, (Vol. 5. 483.) to stop : A metaphor taken

from a Tramel-net which is used to be put cross a river from bank
to bank, and catches all the fish that come, suffering none to pass.

Fr. Tramail.
TRICK is a word frequently used for the Air, or that peculiarity

in a face, voice or gesture, which distinguishes it from others.
TRICKSEY, dainty, curious, Neight.
TRIGON, (Vol 3. 411.) a term in Astrology, when three figns

of the same nature and quality meet in a trine aspect.
TROLL-MADAM, (Vol. 2. 563.) a Game commonly called

TROUSSERS, (Vol. 3. 521.) a kind of breeches wide and tuck'd

up high, such as are still worn in the robes of the order of the Gar-

Fr. Trouse : but “ strait Troussers” in this passage has a jesting sense, and means the natural skin without any breeches. To TRUSS, (Vol. 4. 201.) is a term in Falconry, when a Hawk

near the ground raiseth a fowl, and soaring upwards with it seizeth

it in the air. TO TRY, (Vol. 1. 4.) a term in failing : a fhip is said to Try when

The has no more fails abroad but her Main-fail, when her tacks are close aboard, the bowlings set up and the sheets haled close aft, when also the helm is tied cloie down to the board and so she is let lie

in the sea. TU B-FAST, (Vol. 5. 55.) the antient discipline of the sweating

tub and fasting for the cure of the French disease. TUCKET, a Prelude or Voluntary in Mufick, a fourish of Inftru

ments. Ital. Toccata. TURLURU', (Vol. 3. 43.) a Crackbrain, a Fool, a Tom of Bed

lam : an Italian word.


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To VAIL, to let down, to drop, to stoop.
VANTBRACE, (Vol. 6. 28.) defensive armour for the Arm.

Fr. Avant-bras.
VARY, (Vol. 3. 39.) variation, change.
VAUNT-COURIERS, (Vol. 3. 55.) Fore runners. Fr. Avant-



VAWARD, (Vol. 1. 122 ) the same as vanguard, the first line

of an Army: and from thence the forward or leading part of any A VENTIGE, (Vol. 6. 383.) a vent or passage for air. Fr. 72

thing. VELURE, (Vol. 2. 297.) Velvet. Fr. Velours. VENEW, (Vol. 2. 137.) a rest or bout in fencing.



toule. VIA! (Vol. 1. 241.) away! an Italian word. VICE, (“Vice's dagger," Vol. 3. 427.) and (“Like the old Vice,"

Vol. 2. 494.) This was the name given to a droll figure heretofure much shown upon our Stage, and brought in to play the foal and make sport for the populace. His dress was always a long Jerkin, a fool's cap with Affes ears and a thin wooden dagger, such as is fill retained in the modern figures of Harlequin and Scaramouche. Minshew and others of our more modern Criticks strain hard to fad out the Etymology of this word, and fetch it from the Greek: probebly we need look no farther for it than the old French word Vis,which fignified the same as Visage does now : From this in part came Vis dase a word common among them for a fool, which Merage says is but a corruption from Vis d'afne, the face or head of an Als. It may be imagin’d therefore that Visdase or Vis d'afne was the name firit given to this foolish theatrical figure, and that by vulgar use it wa

shorten'd down to plain Vis or Vice. To VICE, (Vol. 2. 526.) to hold fast as with an Instrument called

a Vice. UMBER, a colour used by Painters, a dark Yellow. UN ANNE AL'D, (Vol. 6. 342.) unprepared. To arreal or

neal, in its primary and proper sense is to prepare metals or glass by the force of fire for the different uses of the manufactures in them: and this is here applied by the Author in a figurative sense to a dying person, who when prepared by impressions of piety,. by repentance, confeffion, absolution, and other acts of Religion, may be

said to be anneald for death. UNA NOIN TED, (Vol. 6. 342.) not having received extreme

unction. UNBARBED, (Vol. 5. 147.) bare, uncover'd. In the times of

Chivalry when a horse was fully armed and accoutered for the en. counter, he was said to be barbed; probably from the old word

Barbe, which Chaucer uses for a Veil or covering. UNBATED, (Vol. 6. 413.) unabated, unblunted. UNBOLTED, (Vol. 3. 39.) unfifted. UNBRAIDED, (Vol. 2. 571.) unfaded, fresh. UNBREECH'D (Vol. 2. 518.) not yet in breeches, a boy in UNCHARY, (Vol. 2. 482.) careless. UNHOUSEL'D, (Vol. 6. 342.) without having received the

Sacrament. Houfel is a Saxon word for the Eucharist, which seems

derived from the Latin Hofliola, UNNEATH, hardly, scarcely. An URCHIN, an Hedge-hog, which was reckond among the Ani

mals used by Witches as their familiars : hence figuratively, a little

unlucky mischievous boy or girl. UTAS or UTIS, (Vol. 3. 404.) the eighth and last day of a festival, for so long the great feitivals were accounted to last, the con



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clufion being kept with more than ordinary merriment: from the

Fr. Huit.
To th' UTTERANCE, (Vol. 5. 500.) to the utmost, to all ex-

tremity. Fr. à Outrance. At UTT'RANCE, (Vol. 6. 157.)
at all extremity.

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To WAGE, to combat with, to enter into conflict with, to en

counter. WAPED or WAPID, (Vol. 5. 53.) mournful, forrowful. Chau.


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To WARP, to contract, to shrink.
WASSEL or WASSAILE, the merriment of twelfth-night with

a great bowl carried about from house to house: the word is com-
pounded of two Saxon words signifying, health be to you! a WAS-
SEL-CANDLE, (Vol. 3. 385.) is a candle larger than ordinary

used at that ceremony.
A WEB, (Vol. 3. 62.) a spot in the Eye injurious to the fight.
A WEED, (Vol. 1. 93.) a garment.
To WEE N, to think.
To WEET, to know.
WEIRD, the Scotch word for persons dealing in Sorcery, whether

Wizards or Witches.
WELKIN, the firmament or sky.
WELKING, (Vol. 2. 517.) languishing, faint.
To WEND, to go,
WHELK'D, (Vol. 3. 83.) a Whelk is such a rifing tumour upon

the skin as the lath of a whip or switch leaves behind it. WHIFFLER, (Vol. 3. 554.) an officer who walks first in pro

cessions, or before persons in high stations upon occasions of ceremony.

The name is still retained in the city of London, and there is an officer so callid who walks before their Companies at times of publick folemnity. It seems a corruption from the French word

WHINNID, (Vol. 6. 31.) crooked. Minthew under the word

Whinneard takes notice of this old word to Whinnie, and interprets

it (incurvare) to bend or make crooked. A WHITTLE, a coarse blanket or mantle worn by the poorest

fort. TO WIS or WIST, to know, to judge rightly of a thing. A WITTOL, a Cuckold jealous and uneasy under his Wife's trans

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gressions but not having spirit enough to restrain them.
WOE-BEGONE, overwhelmed with sorrow. Spen.
A WOLD, a down, an open hilly country,
WOOD, or WODE, mad, frantick,
WREAK, revenge: WREAKFULL, revenegfull.
WRIZ LED, (Vol. 4. 30.) wrinkled.


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