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The fates but only spin the coarser clue; from the brain and spinal marrow, which by their The finest of the wool is left for you. Dryden. bulk appear sufficient to furnish all the stamina 3. To protract; to draw out.
or threads of the solid parts.
Arbætbnot. By one delay after another they spin out their Descending careless from his couch, the fall whole lives, till there's no more future left be. Lux'd his joint neck, and spinal marrow bruis’d. fore 'em.
Philips. Why should Rome fall a moment ere her time? SPI'NDLE. n. s. [rpindl, rpindel, Sax.) No, let us draw her term of freedom out 1. The pin by which the thread is formed, In its full length, and spin it to the last. Addison.
and on which it is conglomerated. 4. To form by degrees; to draw out tc
Bodies fibrous by moisture incorporate with diously.
other thread, especially if there be a little wreathI passed lightly over many particulars, on ing; as appeareth by the twisting of thread, and which learned and witty men might spin out twirling about of spindles.
Bacon. large volumts.
Digby. Sing to those that hold the vital sheers, If his cure lies among the lawyers, let nothing And turn the adamantine spindle round be said against instangling property, spinning out On which the fate of gods and men is wound. causes, and squeezing clients. Collier.
Miltex, Men of large thoughts and quick apprehen Upon a true repentance, God is not so fatally sions are not to expect any thing here, but what, tied to the spindle of absolute reprobation as not being spun out of my own coarse thoughts, is to keep his promise, and seal merciful pardons. fitted to men of my own size. Locke.
Jasper Maine. The lines are weak, another 's pleasd to say; So Pallas from the dusty fied withdrew, Lord Fanny spins a thousand such a day. Pope. And, when imperial Jove appear'd in view, 5. To put into a turning motion, as a boy's Resum'd her female arts, the spindle and the clew; top.
Forgot the sceptre she so well had sway'd, T. SPIN. v. n.
And, with that mildness she had ruld, obey'd.
Stepney. 1. To exercise the art of spinning, or draw.
Do you take me for a Roman matron, ing threads.
Bred tamely to the spindle and the loom? A. Pbil. We can fling our legs and arms upwards and, 2. A long slender stalk. downwards, backwards, forwards, and round, as
The spindles must be tied up, and, as they they chat spin.
grow in height, rods set by them, lest by their Ten thousand stalks their various blossoms
bending they should break. Mortimer. spread;
3. Any thing slender. In contempt. Peaceful and lowly in their native soil,
Repose yourself, if those spindle legs of yours They neither know to spin, nor care to toil.
will carry you to the next chair. Dryden. Prior.
The marriage of one of our heiresses with an For this Alcides learn'd to spin;
Prior. His club laid down, and lion's skin.
eminent courtier gave us spindle shanks and cranips.
Tatler. 2. '[spingare, Italian.] To stream out in a
TO SPI'NDLE. v. n. (from the noun.] To thread or small current.
shoot into a long small stalk. Together furiously they ran,
Another ill accident in drought is the spindling That to the ground came horse and man;
of the corn, which with us is rare, but in hotter The blood out of their helmets span,
countries common; insomuch as the word calaSo sharp were their encounters.
mity was first derived from calamus, when the 3. To move round as a spindle.
corn could not get out of the stalk. Bacer, Whether the sun, predominant in heav'n, When the flowers begin to spindle, all but one Rise on the earth, or earth rise on the sun;
or two of the biggest, at each root, should be He from the east his Haming road begin,
Mortimer. Or she from west her silent course advance
SPINDLESHA'NKED. adj. [spindle and With inoffensive pace, that spinning sleeps On her soft axle, while she paces ev'n
shank.] Having small legs. And bears thee soft with the smooth air along,
Her lawyer is a little rivelled, spindlesbanked,
Addisor, Solicit not thy thoughts.
As when a shipwright stands his workmen o'er, SPI'NDLETREE. n. s. [enongmus, Lat.] A Who ply the wimble some huge beam to bore; plant ; prickwood. Urg'd on all hands, it nimbly spins about, SPINE. n. s. (spina, Lat.] The backbone.
The grain deep piercing till it scoops it out. Pope. The rapier entered his right side, reaching SPINACH. n. s. (spinachia, Latin.] A within a finger's breadth of the spine. Wiseman. SPI'NAGE.) plant.
There are who think the marrow of a man, It hath an apetalous flower, consisting
Which in the spine, while he was living, ran;
When dead, the pith corrupted, will become of many stamina included in the flower
A snake, and hiss within the hollow tomb. Dryd. cup, which are produced in spikes SPINEL. n. s. A sort of mineral. Spinel upon the male plants, which are barren;
ruby is of a bright rosy red; it is softer but the embryos are produced from the
than the rock or balass ruby. Woodev. wings of the leaves on the female plants, SPINE'T. n. so (espinette, Fr.] A small which afterward become roundish or
harpsichord; an instrument with keys. angular seeds, which, in some sorts, have
When miss delights in her spinnet, thorns adhering to them. Miller.
A fiddler may his fortune get.
Swift. Spinage is an excellent herb, crude or boiled.
SPINIFEROUS. adj. (spina and fero, Lat.) Spi'xal. adj. [spina, Lat.) Belonging to Bearing thorns. the backbone.
SPINK. n. S. A finch; a bird. All spinal, or such as have no ribs, but only a Want sharpens poesy, and grief adorns; back bone, are somewhat analogous thereto.
The spink chaunts sweetest in a hedge of thorns. Brown.
Herk. Those solids are entirely nervous, and proceed SPI'NNER. 8. s. [from spin.]
1. One skilled in spinning.
Ii A curve line ; any thing wreathed or A practised spinner shall spin a pound of wool contorted, every wreath being in a difworth two shillings for sixpence. Graunt.
ferent plane ; a curl ; a twist; a wreath. 2. A garden spider, with long jointed legs.
His head Weaving spiders come not here:
Crested aloft, and carbuncle his eyes; Hence, you long-legg'd spinners, hence! Sbaksp. With burnish'd neck of verdant gold, erect SPINNING Wheel. n. s. [from spin.] The Amidst his circling spires, that on the grass wheel by which, since the disuse of the
Milton. rock, the thread is drawn.
A dragon's fiery form belied the god,
Sublime on radiant spires he rode. Dryden. Let Susan keep for her dear sister's sake. Gay.
Air seems to consist of spires contorted into
small spheres, through the interstices of which SPI'NNY. adj. I suppose, small, slender.
the particles of light may freely pass; it is light, A barbarous word.
the solid substance of the spires being very small They plow it early in the year, and then there in proportion to the spaces they take up. Cheyne. will come some spinny grass that will keep it
2. Any thing growing up taper; a round from scalding.
Mortimer. SPINO'SITY. n. s. (spinosus, Lat.] Crab
pyramid, so called, perhaps, because a
line drawn round and round in less and bedness; thorny or briary, perplexity:
less circles would be a spire ; a steeple. Philosophy consisted of nought but dry spinosities, lean notions, and endless altercations about
With glist'ring spires and pinnacles adorn'd.
Milton. things of nothing.
He cannot make one spire of grass more or Spi'nous. adj. (spinosus, Lat.] Thorny; less than he hath made.
Hale. full of thorns.
These pointed spires that wound the ambient SPINSTER. n. s. [from spin.]
sky, 1. A woman that spins.
Inglorious change! shall in destruction lie. Prior. The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, 3. The top or uppermost point. And the free maids that weave their thread with 'T were no less than a traducement to silence, bones,
that Do use to chant it.
Sbakspeare. Which to the spire and top of praises vouch’d, One Michael Cassio,
Would seem but modest.
Sbakspeare, That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows
To SPIRE. v. n. [from the noun.] More than a spinster.
Shakspeare. 1. To shoot up pyramidically. 2. [In law.] The general term for a girl or
It is not so apt to spire up as the other sorts, maiden woman.
being more inclined to branch into aims.
Mortimer. If a gentle woman be termed spinster, she may abate the writ.
2. [spiro, Lat.] To breathe. Not in use. I desire that a yearly annuity of twenty pounds
Spenser. shall be paid to Rebecca Dingley, of the city of SPIRIT. n. s. [spiritus, Latin.] Dublin, spinster, during her life. Swift. 1. Breath; wind. SPI'NSTRY. n. s. [from spinster.] The All purges have in them a raw spirit or wind, work of spinning
which is the principal cause of tension in the stomach.
B.1.03. Spi'ny. adj. (spina, Lat.) Thorny; bri
All bodies have spirits and pneumatical parts ary; perplexed ; difficult; troublesome.
within them; but the main difference betiveen The first attempts are always imperfect; much
animate and inanimate are, that the spirits of more in so difficult and spiny an affair as so nice
things animate are all continued within thema subject.
selves, and branched in veins as blood is; and SPI'RACLE. n. s. [spiraculum, Latin.) A the spirits have also certain seats where the
breathing hole ; à vent; a small aper principal do reside, and whereunto the rest do ture.
resort: but the spirits in things inanimate are Most of these spiracles perpetually send forth shut in and cut off by the tangible parts, as air fire, more or less.
Bacon. SPA'RAL. adj. (spirale, Fr. from spira,
The balmy spirit of the western breeze. Anon. Lat.] Curve; winding ; circularly in- 2. [esprit, Fr. ] An immaterial substance; volved, like a screw.
an intellectual being. The process of the fibres in the ventricles, Spirit is a substance wherein thinking, knowrunning in spiral lines from the tip to the base ing, doubting, and a power of moving, do subsist. of the heart, shews that the systole of the heart
Loke. is a muscular constriction, as a purse is shut by She is a spirit; yet not like air or wind, drawing the strings contrary, ways.
Ray. Nor like the spirits about the heart or brain; Why earth or sun diurnal stages keep?
Nor like those spirits which alchymists dofind, In spiral tracts why through the zodiack creep? When they in ev'ry thing seek gold in vain:
Blackmore. For she all natures under heav'n dort, pass, The intestinal tube affects a straight, instead Being like those spirits which God's bright face of a spiral, cylinder.
Arbutbnot. Spi'r ALLY. adv. [from spiral.] In a spi
Or like himself, whose image once she was, ral form.
Though now, alas! she scarce his shadow ba:
For of all forms she hoids the first degree, The sides are composed of two orders of fi
That are to gross material bodies knit; bres, running circularly or spirally from base to
Yet she herself is bodyless and free,
And though confin'd is almost infinite. Duvies. SPIRA'TION. n. s. [spiratio, Lat.] Breath
I shall depend up in your constant friendship; ing.
like the trust we have in benevolent spirits, SPIRE. n. s. (spira, Lat. spira, Ital. spira, who, though we never see or hear thei., we Swedish.]
think are constantly praying for us.
s VOL, IV.
If we seclude space, there will remain in the A perfect judge will read each work of wit world but matter and mind, or body and spirit. With the same spirit that its author writ:
Walts. Survey the whole, nor seek slight fault to find, You are all of you pure spirits. I don't mean Where nature moves, and rapture warms, the that you have not bodies that want meat and
Popra drink, and sleep and cloathing; but that all that 9. Intellectual powers distinct from the deserves to be called you, is nothing else but body. spirit.
These discourses made so deep impression up3. The soul of man.
on the mind and spirit of the prince, whose naThe spirit shall return unto God that gave it. ture was inclined to adventures, that he was
transported with the thought of it. Clarendoa. Look, who comes here? a grave unto a soul, In spirit perhaps he also saw Holding th' eternal spirit 'gainst her will Rich Mexico, the seat of Montezume. Milton, In the vile prison of afficted breath. Shaksp. Every thing that you call yours, besides this
10. Sentiment; perception. spirit, is but like your clothing: sometimes You are too great to be by me gainsaid : that is only to be used for a while, and then to Your spirit is too true, your fears too certain. end, and die, and wear away. Law.
Sbakspeart 4. An apparition.
11. Eagerness; desire. They were terrified, and supposed that they
God has changed men's tempers with the had seen a spirit.
Luke. times, and made a spirit of building succeed a Perhaps you might see the image, and not the spirit of pulling down.
South. glass; the former appearing like a spirit in the 12. Man of activity ; man of life, fire, and
Bacon. enterprise. Whilse young, preserve his tender mind from
The watry kingdom is no bar all impressions of spirits and goblins in the dark. To stop the foreign spirits, but they come. Shak.
13. Persons distinguished by qualities of 5. Temper; habitual disposition of mind.
the mind. A French word, happily He sits Upon their tongues a various spirit, to rase
Romish adversaries, from the rising up of Quite out their native language. Milton. That peculiar law of christianity, which for
some schismatical spirits amongst us, conclude
that the main body of our church is schismatibids revenge, no man can think grievous, who
cal, because some branches or members thereof considers the restless torment of a malicious
W bite. were such.
Tillotson. and revengeful spirit.
Oft pitying God did well-form'd spirits raise, Nor once disturb their heav'nly spirits
Fit for the toilsome bus'ness of their days, With Scapin's cheats, or Caesar's merits. Prior.
To free the groaning nation, and to give Let them consider how far they are from that
Peace first, and then the rules in peace to live. spirit which prays for its most unjust enemies, it they have not kindness enough to pray for
Such spirits as he desired to please, such would those, by whose labours and service they live
I chuse for my judges.
Dryder. in ease themselves.
Law. He is the devout man, who lives no longer
14. That which gives vigour or cheerfulon his own will, or the way and spirit of the
ness to the mind; the purest part of the world, but to the sole will of God. Law. body, bordering, says Sydenham, on imb. Ardour ; courage ; elevation; vehe materiality. In this meaning it is commence of mind.
monly written with the plural termina. 'T is well blown, lads ;
tion. This morning, like the spirit of a youth
Though thou didst but jest, That means to be of note, begins betimes. Shaks. With my vex'd spirits I cannot take a truce, Farewel the big war,
But they will quake.
Sbakspeare. The spirit stirring drum, th’ear piercing fife.
When I sit and tell
The warlike feats I've done, his spirits fly out The king's party, called the cavaliers, began
Into my story
Shakspeare: to recover their spirits.
Swift. Alas? when all our lamps are burn'd, g. Genius ; vigour of mind.
Our bodies wasted, and our spirits spent, More ample spirit than hitherto vas wont
When we have all the learned volumes turn'd, Here needs me, whiles the famous ancestors
Which yield men's wits both help and ornament; Of my most dreaded sovereign I recount,
What can we know, or what can we discern? By which all earthly princes she doth tar sur
It was the time when gentle night began To a mighty work thou goest, О king,
T'indrench with sleep the busy spirits of man. That equal spirits and equal pow'rs shall bring.
Cooley. Duni.. To sing thy praise, would heav'n my breath A wild Tartar, when he spies
prolong, a man that 's handsome, valiant, wise,
Infusing spirits worthy such a song, If he can kill him, thinks t' inherit
Not Thracian Orpheus should transcend my His wit, his beauty, and his spirit. Butler.
Dryden. The noblest spirit or genius cannot deserve All men by experience find the necessity and enough of mankind, to pretend to the esteem aid of the spirits in the business of concoction. of heroick virtue. Temple.
By means of the curious inosculation of the 3. Turn of mind ; power of mind, moral
auditory nerves, the orgasms of the spirits or intellectual.
should be allayed.
Derbar. You were usd
In soine fair body thus the secret soul To say extremity was the crier of spirits, With spirits feeds, with vigour fills, the whole; That common chances common men could Each motion guides, and ev'ry nerve sustains, bear.
Shakspeare. Itself unseen, but in th' effects remains. Pepe I asko but half thy mighty spirit for me. Copley, He is always foreed to drink a lvearty glass, Ernst
drive thoughts of business out of his head, and low; deprived of vigour; wanting cou. make his spirits drowsy enough for sleep. Law.
rage; depressed. 15. Characteristical likeness; essential A man so faint, so spiritless, qualities:
So dull, so dead in look, so woe begone, Italian pieces will appear best in a room where
Drex Priam's curtain.
Shakspeare. che windows are high, because they are com
Of their wonted vigour left them drain'd, monly made to a descending light, which of all Exhausted, spiritless, afflicted, fail'n. Milton. other doch set off men's faces in their truest spi.
Nor did all Rome, grown spiritless, supply rit.
Wotton. A man that for bold truth durst bravely die. 36. Any thing eminently pure and refined.
Dryden. Nor doth the eye itself,
Art thou so base, so spiritless a slave ? That most pure spirit of sense, behold itself.
Not so he bore the fate to which you door'd Shakspeare. him.
Smith, 17. That which hath power or energy:
SPIRITOUS. adj. [from spirit.] There is in wine a mighty spirit, that will not
1. Refined ; defecated; advanced near to be congealed.
South. spirit. 18. An infiammable liquor raised by distil. More refin'd, more spiritous and pure, lation: as brandy, rum.
As nearer to him plac'd, or nearer tending. What the chymists call spirit, they apply the
Milton. name to so many different things, that they seem 2. Fine; ardent; active. to have no settled notion of the thing. In gene- SPI'RITOUSNESS. n. s. [from spiritous.] ral, they give the name of spirit to any distilled Fineness and activity of parts. volatile liquor.
They, notwithstanding the great thinness and All spirits, by frequent use, destroy, and ac spiritousness of the liquor, did lift up the upper last extinguish the natural heat of the stomach. surface, and for a moment form a thin film like Temple. a small hemisphere.
Boyle. In distillations, what trickles down the sides
SPI'RITUAL. adj. [spirituel, French; from of the receiver, if it will not mix with water, is oil; if it will, it is spirit.
spirit.] 19. It may be observed, that in the poets
1. Distinct from matter; immaterial; in. spirit was a monosyllable, and therefore corporeal.
Echo is a great argument of the spiritual was often written sprite, or, less pro
essence of sounds; for if it were corporeal, the perly, spright.
repercussion should be created by like instruThe charge thereof unto a courteous spright ments with the original sound.
Bacon. Commanded was.
Spenser. Both visibles and audibles in their working TO SPI'RIT. v.a.
emit no corporeal substance into their mediums, 1. To animate or actuate as a spirit.
but only carry certain spiritual species. Bacon,
All creatures, as well spiritual as corporeal, So talk'd the spirited sly snake. Milton.
declare their absolute dependence upon the first 2. To excite ; to animate ; to encourage; Author of all beings, the only self-existent God. to invigorate to action.
Bentley. He will be faint in any execution of such a 2. Mental; intellectual. counsel, unless spirited by the unanimous de Spiritual armour, able to resist crees of a general diet. Temple. Satan's assaults.
Milton. Civil dissensions never fail of introducing and The same disaster has invaded his spirituals : spiriting the ambition of private men. Swift. the passions rebel; and there are so many go
Many officers and private men spirit up and vernours, that there can be no government. assist those obstinate people to continue in
South. their rebellion.
3. Not gross; refined from external things; 3. To draw ; to entice.
relative only to the mind. In the southern coast of America, the south
Some, who pretend to be of a more spiritual ern point of the needle varieth toward the land,
and refined religion, spend their time in conas being disposed and spirited that way by the
templation, and talk much of communion with meridional and proper hémisphere. Brorun.
Calamy. The ministry had him spirited away, and car. ried abroad as a dangerous person,
4. Not temporal ; relating to the things Arbutbnot and Pope.
of heaven; ecclesiastical. SPI'RITALLY. adv. [from spiritus, Lat.)
Piace man in some publick society, civil or By means of the breath.
Thou art reverend Conceive one of each pronounced spiritally,
Touching thy spiritual function, not thy life. the other vocally. Holder.
Stálspeare. SPI'RITED. adj. [from spirit.] Lively ; I have made an offer to his majesty, vivacious; full of fire.
Upon our spiritual convocation, Dryden's translation of Virgil is noble and As touching France, to give a greater sum spirited.
Pope. Than ever at one time the clergy did. Sboks. SPI'RITEDNESS. n. s. [from spirited.] Those servants, who have believing masters, Disposition or make of mind.
are forbid to withdrawany thing of their worldly He showed the narrow spiritedness, pride, and
respect, as presuming upon their spiritual kinda ignorance, of pedants.
red; or to honour then less, because they are SPI'RITFULNESS. n. s. [from spirit and
become their brethren in being believers.
Kettleworth. full.] Sprightliness; liveliness.
The clergy's business lies among the laity; nor A cock's crowing is a tone that corresponds to is there a more effectual way to forward the sale singing, accesting his mirth and spiritfulness. vation of men's souls, than for spiritual persolis
Harvey. to make themselves as agreeable as they can in SPI'RITLESS. adj. [from spirit.] Dejected; the conversations of the world. Stift,
She loves them as her spirituel children, and lity of being spirituous; tenuity and they reverence her as their spiritual mother, with an affection far above that of the fondest To SPIRT. v. n. [spruyten, Dutch, to
Law. SPIRITU A'LITY. %. s. [from spiritual.]
shoot up, Skinner; spritta, Swedish, 1. Incorporeity; immateriality; essence
to fly out, Lye.] To spring out in a distinct from matter.
sudden stream ; to stream out by inIf this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth
tervals. nearest unto spirituality, and if it have any Bottling of beer, while new and full of spirit, so corporality, then of all other the most subtile that it spirtetb when the stopple is taken forth, and pure.
Raleigb. maketh the drink more quick and windy. Bacor. 2. Intellectual nature.
Thus the small jett, which hasty hands unlock, A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its
Spirts in the gard'ner's eyes who turns the cock.
Pope. spirituality, and equal to all its capacities. South.
TO SPIRT. v.a. To throw out in a jet. 3. (spiritualité, French.] Acts independ
When weary Proteus ent of the body; pure acts of the soul;
Retir'd for shelter to his wonted caves, mental refinement.
His finny flocks about their shepherd play, Many secret indispositions and aversions to
And, rowling round him, spirt the bitter sea. duty will steal upon the soul, and it will require
Dryden. both time and close application of mind to re
When rains the passage hide, cover it to such a frame, as shall dispose it for
Oft the loose stones spirt up a muddy tide the spiritualities of religion.
Gay. 4. That which belongs to any one as an SPIRT. n. š. (from the verb.] ecclesiastick.
1. Sudden ejection. Of common right, the dean and chapter are
2. Sudden effort. giardians of the spiritualities,during the vacancy of a bishoprick.
Ayliffé. To SPI'RTLE. v. a. (a corruption of SPIRITUALTY. 11. s. [from spiritual.] spirt.) To shoot scatteringly. Ecclesiastical body. Not in use.
The brains and mingled blood were spirtled on We of the spiritualty
Drastor. Will raise your highness such a mighty sum,
The terraqueous globe would, by the centriAs never did the clergy at one time. Sbaksp.
fugal force of that motion, be soon dissipated and SPIRITUALIZA'TION. n. s. [from spirit
spirtled into the circumambient space, was it not
kept together by this note contrivance of the ualize.] The act of spiritualizing.
Derbam. TO SPI'RITUALIZE. v. a. (spiritualiser, Spi'r y. adj. [from spire.]
French ; from spirit.] To refine the 1. Pyramidal. intellect; to purify from the feculencies Waste sandy valleys, once perplex'd with of the world.
thorn, This would take it much out of the care of the The spiry fir and shapely box adorn. soul, to spiritualize and replenish it with good In these lone walls, their days eternal bound, works.
Hammond. These moss-grown domes with spiry turrets We begin our survey from the lowest dregs of
crown'd, sense, and so ascend to our more spiritualized
Where awful arches make a noon-day night, selves.
And the dim windows shed a solemn light, As to the future glory in which the body is to
Thy eyes diffus'd a reconciling ray; partake, that load of earth which now engages
And gleams of glory brighten'd all the day. Pope to corruption must be calcined and s;iritualized, 2. Wreathed; curled. and thus be cloathed upon with glory.
Hid in the spiry volumes of the snake,
I lurk'd within the covert of a brake. Dryder. if man will act rationally, he cannot adnit Spiss. adj. (spissus, Latin.] Close; firm; any competition between a momentary satisfac thick. Not in use. tion, and an everlasting happiness, as great as From his modest and humble charity, virtues God can give, and our spiritualized capacities which rarely cohabit with the swelling windireceive.
Rogers. ness of much knowledge, issued this spiss and SPI'RITUALLY. adv. [from spiritual.] dense yet polished, this copious yet concise,
Without corporeal grossness ; with at treatise of the variety of languages. Breretoed, tention to things purely intellectual.
Spi'ssITUDE. n. s. [from spissus, Lat.) In the same degree that virgins live more spi Grossness; thickness. ritually than other persons, in the same degree Drawing wine or beer from the lees, called
is their virginity a more excellent state. Taylor. racking, it will clarify the sooner; for though SPI'RITUOUS. adj. [spiritueux, French ;
the lees keep the drink in heart, and make it from spirit.]
lasting, !et they cast up some spissitude
Spissitude is subdued by acrid things, and acri1. Having the quality of spirit, tenuity, mony by inspissating.
Arbutbach. and activity of parts.
Spit. n. s. Irpitan, Saxon; spit, Dutch;
1. A long prong on which meat is driven, the plant exhales by the action of the sun.
to be turned before the fire. Arbuthnot,
A goodly city is this Antium; 2. Lively ; gay; vivid : airy.
'T is I that made thy widows: then know me It may appear airy and spirituous, and fit for the welcome of chearful guests. Wotton.
Lest that thy wives with spits, and boys with
stones, SPIRITUO'SITY, m. s. [from spiritu.
In puny battle slay me.
Shakspeare SPI'RITUOUSNESS. ous.] The quas They may be contrived to the moving of sails