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Then her mind, though too late, by the swet,
that of a sviech or other wand, which produce was brought to think of the disease. Sidney. no sound, if they do but slowly pass through the 2. Pain, corporal or intellectual.
air; whereas, if the one do smartly strike the Mishaps are master'd by advice discreet,
air, and the other be shot out of a gun, the ceAnd counsel mitigates the greatest smart.
Terity of their percussions on the air puts it into
Fairy Queen. an undulating motion, which, reaching the ear, It increased the smart of his present suffer. produces an audible noise.
Boyle. ings, to compare them with his former happi- 2. Liveliness ; briskness; wittiness.
Atterbury. I defy all the clubs to invent a new phrase, TO SMART. v. n. [rmeortan, Saxon ;
equal in wit, humour, smartness, or politeness, to my set.
Swift. smerten, Dutch.)
SMATCH. ". s. [corrupted from smack.] 1. To feel quick lively pain. When a man's wounds cease to smart, only
1. Taste; tincture; twang.
Thou art a fellow of a good respect ; because he has lost his feeling, they are never.
Thy life hath had some smatch of honour in 't. thcless mortal.
South. Human blood, when first let, is mild, and will
Sbakspeare. not make the eye, or a fresh wound, smart.
Some nations have a pecuhar guttural or nasal smatch in their language.
These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste, 2. To feel pain of body or mind.
but mixt with a smatcb of a vitriolick, Grow. He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.
2. [cæruleo, Latin. j A bird. No creature smarts so little as a fool.
TO SMA'TTER. v. n. [It is supposed to be Let peals of laughter, Codrus! round thee break, corrupted from smack or taste.] Thou unconcern'd canst hear the mighty crack. 1. To have a slight taste ; to have a slight,
Pope. superficial, and imperfect, knowledge. SMART. adj. (from the noun,]
Such a practice gives a slight smattering of se1. Pungent ; sharp ; causing smart. veral sciences, without any solid knowledge. How smart a lash that speech doth give my
Since, by a little smattering in learning, and To the fair he fain would quarter show, great conceit of himself, he has lost his religion, His tender heart recoils at every blow;
may he find it again by harder study and an If unawares he gives too smart a stroke,
Bentley. He means but to correct, and not provoke. 2. To talk superficially or ignorantly.
Granville, In proper terms, such as men smatter, 2. Quick; vigorous; active.
When they throw out and miss the matter. That day was spent in smart skirmishes, in
Hudibras. which many fell.
Clarendon. Of state affairs you cannot smatter; This sound proceeded from the nimble and Are aukward when you try to flatter. Stvift. smart percussions of the ambient air, made by SMA'TTER. n. s. (from the verb.) Superthe switi and irregular motions of the particles ficial or slight knowledge. of the liquors.
All other sciences were extinguished during 3. Producing any effect with force and this empire, exceping only a smatter of judicial vigour.
Tanple. After show'rs
SMA’TTERER. 1. s. [from smatter.] One Thar stars shine smarter, and the moon adorns, who has a slight or superficial knowAs with unborrow'd beams, her sharpen'd horns.
These few who preserve any rudiments of 4. Acute; witty. It was a smart reply that Augustus made to
learning, are, except one or two smatterers, the clergy's friends.
Swift. one that ministred ihis comfort of the fatality To SMEAR. v. a.[rmeran, Saxon; smeerof things: this was so far from giving any ease to his mind, that it was the very thing that
en, Dutch.) troubled him.
Tillotson. 1. To overspread with something viscous S. Brisk ; vivacious; lively.
and adhesive; to besmear. You may see a smart rhetorician turning his If any such be here, that love this painting, hat in his hands, during the whole course of his
Wherein you see me smear'd, harangue. A deaf man would think he was
If any think brave deach outweighs bad life, cheapening a beaver.
Sbakspeare. Who, for the poor renown of being smart,
Then from the mountain hewing timber talle Would leave a sting within a brother's heart? Began to build a vessel of huge bulk,
Milton. SMART. n. s. A fellow affecting briskness
Smear'd as she was with black Gorgonean and vivacity. A cant word.
blood, SMA'RTLY. adv. [from smart.] After a
The fury sprang above the Stygian food. Dryl..
2. To soil; to contaminate. smart manner; sharply; briskly; vigor
Why had I not, with charitable hand, ously; wittily.
Took up a beggar's issue at my gates ? The art, order, and gravity, of those proceed Who smeared thus, and mir'd with intamy, ings, where short, severe, constant, rules were I might have said no part of it is mine. Sbalsa, set, and smartly pursued, made them less taken SMEAR. n. s. (from the verb.] An oint. notice of.
ment; any fat liquor or juice SMA'RTNE55. 7. s. [from smart.] SMEA'R y, adj. [from smear.] Dauby i 1. The quality of being smart; quickness; adhesive. vigour.
A smeary foam works o'er my grinding jaws, What interest such a smartness in striking the And utmost anguish shakes my lab'ring frame, air hath in the production of sound, may in some
Rene. measure appear by the motion of a bullet, and SMEATH. n. so a seafowl.
Ya SMEETH or SMUTCH. v. a. [rmifde, SME'LLER. n. s. [from smell.] He who
Saxon.] To smoke; to blacken with smells. smoke. Not in use.
SME'LLFEAST. n. s. (smell and feast.) A SME'GMATICK. adj. [quopa.] Soapy; parasite ; one who haunts good tables. detersive.
Dict. The ant lives upon her own, honestly gotten; TO SMELL. v. a. pret. and part. sielt.
whereas the fly is an intruder, and a common (Of this word the etymology is very
smellfeast, that spunges upon other people's
trenchers. obscure. Skinner, the most acute of all Smelt. The pret. and part. pass. of smell.
L'Estrange etymologists, derives it from smoel,
A cudgel he had felt, warm, Dutch ; because smells are in And far enough on this occasion smelt. King creased by hea.]
SMELT. M. s. (smelt, Saxon.] A small 1. To perceive by be nose.
Their neighbours hear the same musick, or Of round fish there are brit, sprat, barn, smelts. sriell the same perfumes, with themselves : for
Carew. bere is cush.
Collier. TO SMELT. v. a. (smalta, Islandick ; 2. To find out by mental sagacity.
smelten, Dutch.] To melt ore, so as to The horse smelt him out, and presently a extract the metal. crochet came in his head low to countermine him.
A sort of earth, of a dusky red colour, found
chiefly in iron mines. Some of this earth conTO SMELL, v. n.
tains as much iron as to render it worth smelt1. To strike the nostrils.
Woodward. The king is but a man as I am: the violet SMELTER. N. s. [from smelt.] One who smelli to nim as it doth to me; all nis senses have.
melts ore. but human conditions.
Sbakspeare. The smelders come up to the assayers. Woodr. Tne daintiest smells of flowers are out of those plants whose leaves smell not.
TO SMERK. v. a. (rmescian, Saxon.) To
smile wantonly. 2. To have any particular scent: with of. Honey in Spain smelletb apparently of the
Certain gentlemen of the gown, whose auk. rosemary or orange, from whence the bee ga ward, spruce, prim, sneering, and smirking coun thereth it.
tenances have got good preferment by force of A work of this nature is not to be performed
Swift. upon one leg, and should smell of oil if duly
SMERKY or SMIRK, adj. Nice; smart; handled.
Brown, jaunty. If you have a silver saucepan, and the butter Seest, how brag yon bullock bears, smells of smoke, lay the fault upon the coals. So smirk, so smooth, his pricked ears;
His horns been as brade as rainbow bent, 3. To have a particular tincture or smack His dex-lap as lith as lass of Kent. Spenser. of any quality.
SME'RLIN. n. s. [cobitis aculeata:] fish. My unsoil'd name, the austereness of my life,
Ainsworth. Will'so your accusation overweigh,
SMI'CKET. n. s. (diminutive of smock; That you shall stifle in your own report, smocket, smicket.] The under garment And smell of calumny.
of a woman. A man so smelling of the people's lee, The court receiv'd nim first for charity. Dryd.
TO SMIGHT, for smite. 4. To practise the act of smelling.
As when a griffon, seized of his prey, Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell
A dragon fierce encountrech in his flight, thereto, shall be cut off.
Through widest air making his idle way, I had a mind to know, whether they would
That would his rightful ravin rend away; find out the treasure, and whether smelling en
With hideous horrour both together smight; abled them to know what is good for their nou.
And souce so sore that they che la avens affray. rishment. Spectator.
Fairy Queen. s. To exercise sagacity.
TO SMILE. V. n. (smuzlen, Dutch.] Down with the nose, take the bridge quite
1. To contract the face with pleasure ; to away,
express kindness, love, or gladness, by Of him that, his particular to forefend,
the countenance : contrary to frown. Smells from the general weal. Sbakspeare. The goddess of the mountain smiled upon her SMELL. n. s. [from the verb.)
votaries, and cheared them in their passage to 1. Power of smelling; the sellise of which
Tatlere the nose is the organ.
The smiling infant in his hand shall take Next, in the nostrils she doch use the smell,
The crested basilisk and speckled snake. Popee As God the breath of life in them did give :
She smil'd to see the doughty hero siain; So makes he now this power in them to dwell,
But, at her smile, the beau reviv'd again. Pope.
But when her anxious lord return'd, To judge all airs whereby we breathe and live.
Rais'd is her head; her eyes are dry'd:
She smiles as William ne'er had mourn'd, 2. Scent ; power of affecting the nose.
She looks as Mary ne'er had dy'da. Prior. The sweetest smell in the air is the white double violet, which comes twice 2-year. Bacon.
2. To express slight contempt by the look, All sweet smelts have joined with'tirem some
Our king replied, which some will smile at earthy or crude odours. Bacon. now, but according to the learning of that time,
Camden, Pleasant smells are not confined unto vegetables, but found in divers animals. Brown.
Should some more sober critick come abroad, There is a great variety of smells, though we If wrong, I smile; if right, 1 kiss the rod. Pope have but a few names for them: the smell of a
"T was what I said to Crags and Child, violet and of musk, both sweet, are as distinct as
Who prais'd my modesty, and smilde any two smells,
Leiks, 3. To looks gay or joyous,
Let their heirs enrich their time
Fir’d with the views this glitt'ring scene dig.
My artless reed attempts this lofty theme,
Where sacred Isis rolls her ancient stream.
T. SMITE, v. a. pret. smote; participle
pass. smit, smitten. [rmitan, Saxon ; Rolls o'er Elysian fiow'rs her amber stream;
smijten, Dutch.]. With these, that never fade, the spirits elect
1. To strike; to reach with a blow. Bind their resplendent locks inwreath'd with So sweet a kiss the golden sun gives not beams;
To those fresh morning drops upon the rose, Now in loose garlands thick thrown off, the As thy eye beams, when their fresh rays have
bright Pavement, that like a sea of jasper shone,
The night of dew that on my cheeks down Impurpled with celestial roses smild. Milton.
The sword of Saten with steep force to smite,
Descending. 4. To be favourable; to be propitious.
2. To kill; to destroy. Then let me not let pass
The servants of David had smitten of Benja-
Milton. min's men, so that three hundred and threescore
God smote him for his errour, and he died.
2 Samuel. And clothe the verse in Spenser's native style. 3. To afflict; to chasten. A scriptural
expression. SMILE. n. s. [from the verb.)
Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor ima1. A slight contraction of the face; a look gine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken
Wake. of pleasure or kindness : opposed to
4. To blast. frown.
And the flax and the barley was smitten, but
the wheat and the rye not.
s. To affect with any passion.
I wander where the muses haunt,
Smit with the love of sacred song.
Tempt not the Lord thy God, he said, and
But Satan smitten with amazement fell. Milton.
See what the charms that smite the simple
Not touch'd by nature, and not reach'd by art,
Smit with the love of sister arts we came,
And met congenial, mingling fame with flame.
The heart melteth, and the knees smite to-
Nabum. Addison. SMI'LINGLY. adv. [from smiling:] With SMITER. n. s. [from smite.] He who a look of pleasure.
smites. His flaw'd heart,
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks 'Twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief,
to them that pluck off the hair. Isaiah. Burst smilingly.
SMITH. n. s. [rmid, Saxon ; smeth, GerCarneades stopping him smilingly, told him,
man ; smid, Dutch; from smitan, we are not so forward to lose good company. Saxon, to beat.]
Boyle. 1. One who forges with his hammer ; one TO SMILT. V. n. (corrupted from smelt, who works in metals. or melt.]
He doth nothing but talk of his horse, and can Having too much water, many corns will shoe him. I am afraid his mother played false smilt, or have their pulp turned into a substance with a smith.
Shakspeare. like thick cream.
Mortimer. Lawless man the anvil dares profane,
And forge that steel by which a man is slain :
Which earth at first for ploughshares did afford;
Nor yet the smith had learn'd to form a sword. I'll put myself in poor and mean attire,
Tan. And with a kind of umber smirch my face.
The ordinary qualities observable in iron, or
a diamond, that make their true complex idea, a eaten tapestry.
smith or a jeweller commonly knows better than a philosopher.
Locke, To SMIRK. v. a. To look affectedly soft 2. He that makes or effects any thing.
The doves repented, though too Inte,
Become the smiths of their own foolish fate.
Dryden, Young. SMITHCRAFT. n. s. [rmidcrækt, Sax.] Smit. The part. pass. of smite.
The art of a smith.
Inventors of pastorage, smithcraft, and mu He knew tears caused by smoke, but not by sick. Raleigh. flame.
Corvleg, SMI'THERY, n. s. [from smith.] The shop
All involv'd with stench and smoke. Miltin. of a smith.
As smoke that rises from the kindling fires
Is seen this moment, and the next expires. Prior. SaiI'THING. n. s. [from smith.] An art
Smoke passing through Hame cannot but grow manual, by which an irregular lump, or red hot, and red hot smoke can appear no other several lumps, of iron is wrought into than filame.
Newton, an intended shape.
Moxon. To SMOKE. v. n. (from the noun.] SMI'THY: ». so [smi88e, Saxon.] The 1. To emit a dark exhalation by heat. shop of a smith.
When the sun went down, a smoking furnace His blazing locks sent forth a crackling sound, and a burning lamp passed between those pieces. And hiss d lee red hot iron within the smitby
His brandish'd steel, SMITT.n. s. The finest of the clayey ore, .
Which smok'd with bloody execution. Shaksp. made up into balls, they use for marking
To him no temple stuod nor altar smok'!.
Milton. of sheep, and call it smitt. Woodward.
For Venus, Cytherea was invok'd, SMITTEN. (part. pass. of smite.] Struck ; Altaes for Pallas to Athena smuk'd. Granville. killed ; affected with passion.
2. To burn; to be kindled. A scriptural. How agree the kettle and the earthen pot to
term. gether! for if the one be smitten against the other, it shall be broken. Ecclesiasticus.
The anger of the Lord shall smoke against that
Deuteronomy. We did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and atlicted.
3. To move with such swiftness as to kin. By the advantages of a good person and a dle; to move very fast, so as to raise pleasing conversacion, he made such an im dust like smoke. pression in her heart as could not be effaced ; Aventinus drives his chariot round; and he was himself no less smitten with Con Proud of his steeds he smokes along the field; stantia.
Addison. His father's hydra tills the ample shield. Dryd. SMOCK. n. s. [rmoc, Saxon.]
With hasty hand the ruling reins he drew, 1. The under garment of a woman; a
He lash'd the coursers, and the coursers tlew ;
Beneath the bending yoke alike they held shift. Her body covered with a light taffeta garment,
Their equal pace, and smok'd along the field.
Pops . so cut, as the wrought smock came through it in many places.
4. To smell or hunt out. How dost thou look now? ch ill-starr'd wench!
He hither came t'observe and smoke Pale as thy smock! when we shall meet at compt;
What courses other riskens took. Hudibras. This look of chine will hurl my soul from heav'n.
I began to smoto that they were a parcel of Sbakspeare.
mummers, and wondered that none of the MidTheir apparel was linen breeches, and over
dlesex justices took care to lay some of them by
the heels. that a smock close girt unto them with a towel.
Addison. Sandys. 5. To use tobacco. Though Artemisia talks by fies
6. To suffer; to be punished. Of councils, classicks, fathers, wies;
Maugre all the world will I keep safe, Reads Malbranche, Boyle, and Locke: Or some of you shall smoke for it in Rome. Yet in some things, methinks, she fails;
Shakspeare, Twere well if she would pair her nails, TO SMOKE. v. a.
And wear a cleaner smock. Swift. 1. To scent by smoke; to medicate by 2. Smock is used in a ludicrous kind of
smoke, or dry in smoke. composition for any thing relating to Frictions of the back-bone with fanns), smoked women.
with penetrating aromatical substances, have At smock-treason, matron, I believe you, proved effectual.
Arbutbrot, And if I were your husband; but when I 2. To smell out ; to find out. Trust to your cobw.b bosoms any other,
He was first smok'd by the
old lord; when his Let me there die a fiy, and feast yon spider. disguise and he is parted, what a sprat you shall Ben Jonson. find him!
Sbakspeare. Plague on his smock-loyalty!
Tom Tattle passes for an impertinent, and I hate to see a brave bold fellow sotted,
Will Trippet begins to be smoked, in case I conMade sour and senseless, turn'd to whey, by
tinue this paper.
Spectator, love. SHOCKFACED. adj. [smock and face.] 3. Tesneer to ridicule to the face.
Smoke the follow there.
Congreve, Palefaced ; maidenly.
TO SMOKE-DRY. v. a. (smoke and dry.] Old chiefs, reflecting on their for er deeds,
To dry by smoke.
Smoke-dry the fruit, but not if you plant them.
Mortimer. And leave young smockfac d beaux to guard the
SMO'KER. n. s. [from smoke.]
Fenton. SMOKE. 1. s. [33-mwg, Welsh ; smec,
1. One that dries or perfumes by smoke.
2. One that uses tobacco. smoec, Saxon, smoock, Dutch.] The visible eMuvium, or sooty exhalation,
SMOKELESS. adj. [from smoke.] Having from any thing burning.
no smoke. She might utter out some smoke of those flames
Tenants with sighs the smokeless tow'rs survey,
And turn th’unwilling steed another way. Pope, wberewith else she was not only burned, but smothered.
Sidney. SMO'KY. adj. (from smoke. ]
1. Emitting smoke ; fumid. Why should the smake pursue the fair ?
Victorious to the top aspires,
2. Having the appearance or nature of Smiling she seem'd, and full of pleasing
From ocean as she first began to rise, London appears in a morning drowned in a
And smootb'd the ruffled seas, and clear'd the black cloud, and all the day after smothered
Dryden. with smety fog, the consequence whereof proves very offensive to the lungs.
Now on the wings of winds our course we If blast septentrional with brushing wings
The God hath smootb'd the waters of the deep. Sweep up the smoky mists, and vapours damp; Then woe to mortals ! Pbilips.
2. To work into a soft uniform mass. 3. Noisome with smoke. O he's as tedious
It brings up again into the mouth that which
it had swallowed, and chewing it, grinds and As a tir'd horse, or as a railing wife ;
Slakspeare. Worse than a smoky house.
smootbs it, and afterwards swallows it into an
other stomach. Courtesy
Ray. Is sooner found in lowly sheds,
3. To make easy ; to rid from obstrucWith smoky ratters, than in tap'stry halls
tions. And courts of princes.
Milton. Thou, Abelard ! the last sad office pay, Morpheus, the humble god, that dwells And smooth my passage to the realms of day. In cottages and smoky cells, Ilates gilded roofs and beds of down;
4. To make flowing ; to free from harshAnd, though he fears no prince's frown,
ness. Flies from the circle of a crown. Denbam.
In their motions harmony divine SMOOTH, adj. [rmed, smoe 8, Saxon ; So smootbs her charning tones.
Milion, mwyth, Welsh.]
All your muse's softer art display ; 1. Even on the surface; not rough; level;
Let Carolina smooth the tuneful lay; having no asperities.
Lull with Amelia's liquid name the Nine, Behold Esau my brother is a hairy man, and
And sweetly flow thro' all the royal line. Popea I am a smooth man.
Genesis. 5. To palliate ; to soften. Missing thec, I walk unseen
Had it been a stranger, not my child, On the dry smooth-shaven green,
To smooth his fault, I would have been more
mild. To behold the wandering moon
Sbakspeare. Riding near her highest noon. Milton. 6. To caim ; to mollify.
The outlines must be smooth, imperceptible to Now breathe wc, lords; good fortune bids us the touch, and even without eminences or cavi
Dryden. And smooth the frowns of war with peaceful Nor box nor limes, without their use;
Shakspeare, Smooth-grain'd, and proper for the turner'strade, Each perturbation smooth'd with outward calm. Which curious hands may carve, and steel with
Milton. ease invade.
Dryden. 7. To ease. 2. Evenly spread ; glossy.
Restor'd it soon will be ; the means prepar'd, He for the promis'd journey bids prepare
The difficulty smooth'd, the danger shard : The smodib-hair'd horses and the rapid car. Pope. Be but yourself.
Drydır. 3. Equal in pace; without starts or ob- 8. To fatter ; to soften with blandishstruction.
ments. By the hand he took me rais'd,
Because I cannot flatter and look fair, And over fields and waters, as in air,
Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive, and cog, Smootb-sliding without step.
Milton. Duck with French nods, and apish courtesy, The fair-hair'd queen of love
I must be held a rancorous enemy. Sbakspeare. Descends smooth-gliding from the courts above.
This man 's a flatt'rer ? if one be,
Pope. So are they all; for every greeze of fortune 4. Gently flowing.
Is smooth’d by that below. Sbakspeare. Smooth Adonis from his rock
TO SMO'OTHEN. v. a. [a bad word among Ran purple to the sea.
mechanicks for smooth.] To make even $. Voluble ; not harsh ; soft.
and smooth. When sage Minerva rose,
With edged grooving tools they cut down and From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows. Gay.
smoothen the extuberances left.
Moxon. So, Dick adept, tuck back thy hair ; And I will pour into thy ear
SMO'OTHFACED. adj. (smooth and face. ] Remarks which none did e'er disclose
Mild looking ; having a soft air. In smooth-pac'd verse or bobbling prose. Prior. O, shall I say I thank you, gentle wife ? 6. Band ; mild ; adulatory.
-Not so, my lord; a twelvemonth and a day, The subtle fiend,
I'll mark no words that smoothfaid wooers say. Though inly stung with anger and disdain,
SLakspeare. Dissembled, and this answer smooth return'd.
Let their heirs
Enrich their time to come with sweethfaid This smooth discourse and mild behaviour oft
peace, Conceal a traitor.
With smiling plenty, and fair prosp'rous days. He was smootb-tongued, gave good words, and
Sbakspeare. seldom lost his temper.
Arbuthnot. SmO'OTHLY. adv. [from smootb.] The madding monarchs to compose, 1. Not roughly; evenly. 'The Pylian prince, the smootb-speech'd Nestor, 2. With even glide.
Tickel. The musick of that murm'ring spring To SMOOTH. v. a. (from the adjective.] Is not so mournful as the strains you sing; 1. To level; to make even on the surface. Nor rivers winding through the vales below
The carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and So sweetly warble, or so smoothly flow. Pope. he that smootbeth with the hammer him that 5, Without obstruction ; easily; readily. smote the anvil,
Isciab. Had Joshua been mindful, che fraud of the