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visit, by a holy instrument from Petropolis, he Sepulchral lies our holy walls to grace, resolved to govern them by subaltern ministers. And new-year odes.
Howel. SE'PULCHRE. n. s. [sepulcre, Fr. sepula SEPTE'NTRION. n. s. (Fr. septentrio, chrum, Lat.] A grave; a tomb. Lat.) The north.
To entail him and 's heirs unto the crown, Thou art as opposite to every good
What is it but to make thy sepulchre? Sbokspa As the antipodes are unto us,
Flies and spiders get a sepulcbre in amber, Or as the south to the septentrion. Shakspeare. more durable than the monument and embalmSEPTENTRION. adj. (septentrionalis, ing of any king.
Bacon. . SEPTENTRIONAL.) Lat. septentrional,
There, where the virgin's son his doctrine
taught, Fr.] Northern
His miracles, and our redemption wrought; Back'd with a ridge of hills,
Where 1, by thee inspir'd, his praises suns, That screen'd the fruits of th' earth and seats of
And on his sepulchre my cffering h'ırg. Sandys. From cold septentrion blasts.
Perpetual lamps for many hundred years have
continued burning, without supply, in the sto
Wilkins. Preceding should be destitute of rain, Or blast septentrional with brushing wings
If not one common sepulchre contains
Our bodies, or one urn our last remains, Sweep up the smoaky mists and vapours damp,
Yet Ceyx and Alcyone shall join. Dryden, Then woe to mortals.
Philips. SEPTENTRIONALITY. n. s. [from septen
TO SEPULCHRE. v. a. (from the noun.] trional.] Northerliness.
It is accented on the second syllable by SEPTE'NTRIONALLY. adv. (from septen.
Sbakspeare and Milton; on the firei, more trional.) Toward the north ; northerly.
properly, by Jonson and Prior.]To bury; If they be powerfully excited, and equally let to entomb. fall, they commonly sink down, and break the Go to thy lady's grave, and call her thence; water, at that extreme whereat they were sep Or, at the least, in hers sepulebre thine. Sbaksp. tentrionally excited.
I am glad to see that time survive, TO SEPTENTRIONATE. v. n. (from sepo
Where merit is not sepulcbred alive ; tentrio, Lat.) To tend northerly.
Where good men's virtues them to honoun
bring, Steel and good iron, never excited by the load
And not to dangers. stone, septentrionete at one extreme, and australize at another.
Thou so sepulchred in such pomp dost lie, SÉPTICAL. adj. (ontlinds? Having power
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
Milton to promote or produc putrefaction.
Disparted streams shall from their channels Hy, As a septical medicine, Galen commended the
And, deep surcharg'd, by sandy mountains lie, ashes of a salamander. Brown. Obscurely sepulcbred.
Prior. SEPTILATERAL. adj. (septem and lateris, SE'PULTURE. n. s. (sepulture, Fr. sepulLat.) Having seven sides.
tura, Lat.) Interment; burial. By an equal interval they make seven triangles, the bases whereof are the seven sides of a septi
That Niobe, weeping over her children, was
turned into a stone, was nothing else but that lateral figure, described within a circle. Brown.
during her life she erected over her sepulture a SEPTUAGENARY. adj. [septuagenarius, marble tomb of her own.
Brown, Lat. septuagenaire, Fr.] Consisting of Where we may royal sepulture prepare ; seventy.
With speed to Melesinda bring relief, The three hundred years of John of times, or
Recal her spirits, and moderate her grief. Draud Nestor, cannot afford a reasonable encourage In England, sepulture or burial of the dead meat beyond Moses's septuagerary determina may be deferred and put off for the debts of the tion,
1. Following ; attendant. In our abridged and septriagesima! age, it is very
Orpheus could lead the savage race, rare to behold the fourth generation. Brown. And trees uprooted left their place, SEPTUAGINT. n. s. I suptuaginta, Latin.]
Scquacious of the lyre;
But bright Cecilia rais'd the wonder higher : The old Greek version of the Old Testa
When to her organ vocal breath was giv'n, ment, so called as being supposed the
An angel beard, work of seventy-two interpreters. And straight appear'd, Which way soever you try, you shall find the Mistaking earth for heav'n.
Dryd product great enough for the extent of this earth; Above those superstitious horrours that e and if you follow the septuagint chronology, it
slave will still be far higher.
Burnet. The fond sequacious herd, to mystick faith SE'PTUPLE. adj. (septuplex, Lat.] Seven And blind amazement prone, th’enlighten'd fi times as much. A technical term. The glorious stranger hail.
Tbomasi SEPULCHRAL. adj. [sepulcral, Fr. sepul
2. Ductile ; pliant. cbralis, from sepulchrum, Lat.] Relating
In the greater bodies the forge was easy, t to burial; relating to the grave ; monu
matter being ductile and sequacious, and obedio
to the hand and stroke of the artificer, and : mental.
to be drawn, formed, or moulded.
R Whilst our souls negotiate there,
SEQUACITY.N. S. (from sequax, Latin We like sepulchral statues lay ; All day the same our postures were,
Ductility ; toughness. And we said nothing all the day.
Matter, whereof creatures are produced, h: Mine eye h. th found that sad sepulcbral rock, Sequel.n. s. (sequelle, Fr. sequela, La
a closeness, lentor, and sequacity.
But That was the casket of heav'n's richest store.
1. Conclusion ; succeeding part.
If black scandal or foul-fac'd reproach s. To deprive of possessions.
It was his taylor and his cook, his fine fashions
Sbakspeare. and, in a word, he came by his poverty as sinWas he not a man of wisdom? Yes, but he was
fully as some usually do by their riches. South, poor: but was he not also successful? True, but SEQUE'STRABLE. adj. [from sequestrate.] suill he was poor: grant this, and you cannot keep off that unavoidable seguel in the next verse,
1. Subject to privation. the poor man's wisdom is despised. Soutb. 2. Capable of separation. 2. Consequence ; event.
Hartshorn, and divers other bodies belonging
to the animal kingdom, abound with a not unLet any principal thing, as the sun or the moon, but once cease, fail, or swerve, and who
easily seyuestrable salt.
Boyle. doth not easily conceive that the sequel thereof To SEQUE'STRATE. v. n. To sequester; would be ruia both to itself and whatsoever des to separate. pendeth on it?
Hooker. 'In general contagions, more perish for want of In these he put two weights,
necessaries than by the malignity of the disease, The segu l each of parting and of tight. Milton. they being sequestrated from mankind. Arbitb. 3. Consequence inferred; consequential. SEQUESTRATION. n. s. (sequestration,
French ; from sequestrate.] What sequel is there in this argument ? An 1. Separation ; retirement. archdeacon is the chief deacon: ergo, he is only His addiction was to courses vain; a deacon.
Wbitgift. I never noted in him any study, SE'QUENCE, n. s. [from sequor, Lat.] Any retirement, any sequestration 1. Order of succession. An elegant word, From open haunts and popularity. Shakspeare. but little used.
There must be leisure, retirement, solitude, How art thou a king,
and a sequestration of a man's self from the noise But by fair sequence and succession? Sbakspeare.
of the world; for truth scorns to be seen by eyes much tixt upon inferior objects.
South, 2. Series; arrangement; method. The cause proceedeth from a precedent sco
2. Disunion ; disjunction.
The metals remain unsevered, the fire only quence, and series of the seasons of the year.
dividing the body into smaller particles, hinder. SE'QUENT. adj. (sequens, Latin.]
ing rest and continuity, without any sequestration of elementary principles.
Boyle. 1. Following; succeeding.
3. State of being set aside.
Since Henry Monmouth first began to reign,
This loathsome sequestration have I had. Sbaks.
4. Deprivation of the use and profits of a
Milton. If there be a single spot in the glebe more 2. Consequential.
barren, the rector or vicar may be obliged, by SE'QUENT. n. s. (from the adjective.] A
the caprice or pique of the bishop, to build upon it, under pain of sequestration.
Swift. follower. Not in use.
SEQUESTRA'TOR. n. s. [from sequestrate.] Here he hath framed a letter to a sequent of
One who takes from a man the profit the stranger queen's, which accidentally miscarried.
of his possessions.
I am fallen into the hands of publicans and see To SEQUE'STER. v. a. [sequestrer, Fr.
questrators, and they have taken all from me. secrestar, Spanish ; sequestro, low Lat.]
Taylor. 1. To separate from others for the sake SERA'GLIO. n. s. (Italian; perhaps of oriof privacy.
ental original. The g is lost in the proWhy are you sequester'd from all your train? nunciation.] A house of women kept
Sbakspeare. for debauchery.
found in a constant course of well living, than in Did come to languish.
the voluptuousness of a seraglio. Norris.
Milton. orders of angels.
He is infinitely more remote, in the real exWhose raptures fire me, and whose visions bless, cellency of his nature, from the highest and perso Bear me, oh bear me, to sequester'd scenes fectest of all created beings, than the purest se
Of bow'ry mazes, and surrounding greens. Pope. raph is from the most contemprible part of mata 2. To put aside ; to remove.
ter, and consequently must infinitely exceed Although I had wholly sequestered my civil af what our narrow understandings can conceive of fairs, yet I set down, out of experience in busi him.
Locke. ness, and conversation in books, what I thought As full, as perfect, in vile man thar mourns, pertinent to this affair.
Bacon. As the rape seruph that adores and burns. Pope. 3. To withdraw ; to segregate.
SERA'PHICAL: adj. (seraphique, French; A thing as seasonable in grief as in joy, as de- SERA'PHICK. from seraph.] cent being added unto actions of greatest weight and solemnity, as being used when mei most
1. Angelick; angelical.
Love is curious of little things, desiring to be sequester themselves from action. Hooker.
of angelical purity, of perfect innocence, and se4. To set aside from the use of the owner
Taylor, ta that of others : as, his annuity is Serapbick arms and trophies. Milton. sequestered to pay bis credi:orø.
2. Pure ; refined from scnsuality.
'Tis to the world a secret yet,
1. Calm ; placid ; quiet. Whether the nymph, to please her swain,
Spirits live inspher'd Talks in a high romantick strain;
In regions mild, of calm and serene air. Miltea, Or whether he at last descends
The moon, serene in glory, mounts the sky. To like with less serapbick ends. Swift.
Popeo SE'R APHIM. n. s. (This is properly the 2. Unruffled ; undisturbed ; even of tem.
plural of seraph, and therefore cannot per; peaceful or calm of mind ; show.
His stature, and upright with front serene
Milton. orders. To thee ckerubim and serapbim continually do
Exciting them, by a due remembrance of all cry.
that is past, unto future circumspection, and a serene expectation the future life.
Grew, Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, hav Gutta-SERE'N A. N. s.
An obstruction in ing a live coal in his hand. Of serapbim another row.
Milton. the optick nerve.
These eyes that roll in vain, SERE, adj. [rearian, Saxon, to dry.]
So thick a drop serene hath quench'd their orbs. Dry; withered; no longer green. See
SERE'NE. n. s. [from the adjective.] A The muses, that were wont green bays to wear, calm damp evening. Now bringen bitter elder-branches sere. Spenser. Wherever death doth please t'appear, He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Seas, serenes, swords, shot, sickness, all are there. Ill-fac'd, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Ben Jonson. Vicious, ungentle.
Sbakspeare. To Sere'NE. v. a., (serener, Fr. sereno,
1. To calm; to quiet. They sere wood from the rotten hedges took,
2. To clear; to brighten. Not proper. And seeds of latent fire from fints provoke.
Rowe. 1. Calmly ; quietly. SERE. n. s. [Of this word I know not the The setting sun now shone serenely bright. etymology, nor, except from this pas
Pope. sage, the meaning. Can it come, like 2. With unruffled temper ; coolly. sbeers, from scyran, Saxon, to cut?]
Whatever practical rule is generally broken, Claw; talon.
cannot be supposed innate; it being impossible Two eagles,
that men would, without shame or fear, contiThat, mounted on the wings, together still
dently and serenely break a rule, which they
could not but evidentiy know that God had set Their strokes extended; but arriving now
Locke. Amidst the council, over every
The nymph did like the scene appear, Shook their thick wings, and threat'ning death's cold fears,
Serenely pleasant, calmiy fair :
Soft fell her words as flew the air, Prior. Their necks and cheeks tore with their eager
Cbapman. SERE'NENESS. n. s. [from serene.] Se SERENA'DE. 1. s. [serenade, French; renity.
serenata, Italian ; whence, in Milton, SERE'NITUDE, n. s. [from serene. ] Calmserenate, from serenus, Latin ; the lovers
ness; coolness of mind. Not in use, commonly attending their mistresses in From the equal distribution of the phlegma. fair nighis.] Musick or songs with tick humour will flow quietude and serenitude in
Wotton. which ladies are entertained by their lovers in the night.
SER E'NITY. n. s: (serenité, French ; from Mixe dance, or wanton mask, or midnight bal}, serenus, Latin.] Or serenate, which the starv'd lover sings I. Calmness; mild temperature. To his proud fair; best quitted with disdain. In the constitution of a perpetual equinox, the
Milton. best part of the globe would be desolate; and as Foolish swallow, what dost thou
to that little that would be inhabited, there is no So often at my window do,
reason to expect that it would constantly enjoy With thy tuneless serenade? Cowley
that admired calm and serenity. Bentity, Shall I the neighbours nightly rest invade,
Pure serenity apace
Induces thought, and contemplation still.
Tbomsont. Will fancies he never should have been the 2. Peace; quietness; not disturbance. man he is, had not he broke windows, and di A general peace and serenity newly succeeded sturbed honest people with his midnight seren a general trouble and cloud throughout all his ades, when he was a young fellow. Addison. kingdoms.
Temple. TO SERENA'DE. v. a. (from the noun.] 3. Evenness of temper; coolness of mind. To entertain with nocturnal musick.
I cannot see how any men should ever transHe continued to serenade her every morning, gress those moral rules, with confidence and se till the queen was charmed with his harmony. rinity, were they innate, and stamped upon their
Lecke SERE'NE. adj. [serein, French; serenus, SERGE. n. s. [serge, French; xerga, SpanLatin.]
ish, which Covaruvias derives from
xirica, Arabick; Skinner from serge, 1. Important; weighty ; not trifling. German, a mat.] A kind of woollen I'll hence to London on a serious matter. cloth.
There's nothing serious in mortality; The same wool one man felts into a hat, an
All is but toys. other weaves into cloch, another into kersey or serge, and another into arras.
. SE'RIOUSLY. adv. [from serious.] Grave. Ye weavers, all your shuttles throw,
ly; solemnly; in earnest; without le. And bid broad-cloths and serges grow. Gay. vity. SERGEANT. n. s. (sergent, Fr. sergente,
It cannot but be matter of very dreadful consiItalian, from serviens, Latin.]
deration to any one, sober and in his wits, to I. An officer whose business it is to exe
think seriously with himself, what horror and
confusion must needs surprise that man, at the cute the commands of magistrates.
last day of account, who had led his whole life Had I but time, as this fell sergeant, Death,
by one rule, when God intends to judge him by Is strict in his arrest, oh! I could tell. Sbaksp.
South, When it was day, the magistrates sent the ser
All laugh to find geants, saying, Let these men go. Acts,
Unthinking plainness so o'erspread thy mind, 2. A petty officer in the army.
That chou could'st seriously persuade the crowd This is the sergeant,
To keep their oaths, and to believe a God. Who like a good and hardy soldier fought. Sbak.
Dryden. 3. A lawyer of the highest rank under a Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Lactantius, and judge.
Arnobius, tell us, that this martyrdom first of None should be made, sergeants, but such as all made them seriously inquisitive into that reliprobably might be held fit to be judges after gion, which could endue the mind with so much wards.
Bacon, strength, and overcome the fear of death, nay, 4. It is a title given to some of the king's
raise an earnest desire of it, though it appeared in all its terrors.
Addison, servants: as, sergeant chirurgeon; that
SERIOUSNESS. n. s. [from serious.] Grais, a chirurgeon servant to the king, SERGEANTRY. n. s. [from sergeant.]
vity; solemnity ; earnest attention.
That spirit of religion and seriousness vanished Grand sergrantry is that where one höldeth lands of the king by service, which he ought to
all at once, and a spirit of libertinism and pro
faneness started up in the room of it. Atterbury. do in his own person unto him: as to bear the
The youth was received at the door by a serking's banner or his spear, or to lead his host, or to be his marshal, or to blow a horn, when he
vant, who then conducted him with great silence
and seriousness to a long gallery, which was darkseeth his enemies invade the land; or to find a
ened at noon-day.
Addison. man at arms to fight within the four seas, or else to do it himself; or to bear the king's sword be
SERMOCIN A’TION. n. s. [sermocinatio, fore him at his coronation, or on that day to be
Latin.] The act or practice of making his sewer, carver, butler, or chamberlain. Petit speeches. sergeantry is where a man hoidech land of the SERMOCINA'TOR. n. s. [sermocinor, Lat.) king, to yield him yearly some small thing to
A preacher; a speechmaker. ward his wars; as a sword, dagger, bow, knife, These obstreperous sermocinators make easy spear, pair of gloves of mail, a pair of spurs, or
impression upon the minds of the vulgar. Howel. such like.
SERMON. ". s. [sermon, Fr. sermo, Lat.) SE’RGEANTSHIP. n. s. [from sergeant.] A discourse of instruction pronounced The office of a sergeant
by a divine for the edification of the SERIES. n. s. [serie, Fr. series, Latin.]
people. 1. Sequence : order.
As for our sermons, be they never so sound Draw out that antecedent, by reflecting briefly and perfect, God's word they are not, as the upon the text, as it lies in the series of the epi. serinons of the prophets were; no, they are but stle
Ward, ambiguously termed his word, because his word The chasms of the correspondence I cannot is commonly the subject whereof they treat, and supply, having destroyed too many letters to must be the rule whereby they are framed. preserve any series. Pope.
Hooker. 2. Succssion; course.
This our life, exempt from publick haunt, This is the series of perpetual woe,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running Which thou, alas! and thine are born to know.
Pope. Sermons in scones, and good in every thing. SE’RIOUS. adj. [serieux, Fr. serius, Lat.)
Sbakspeare. 1. Grave; solemn; not volatile ; not light
Sermons he heard, yet not so many
As left no time to practise any; of behaviour.
He heard them reverentiy, and then Ah! my friends! while we laugh, all things are serious round about us: God is serious, who
His practice preach'd them o'er again. Crashau.
Many, while they have preached Christ in exercisech patience towards us; Christ is serious,
their sermons, have read a lecture of atheism in who shed his blood for us; the Holy Ghost is
Soutb. serious, who striveth against the obstinacy of our
His preaching much, but more his practice, hearts; che holy scriptures bring to our ears the
wrought; most serious things in the world; the holy sacra
A living sermon of the truths he taught. Dryden. iments represent the most serious and awful mat
ters; the whole creation is serious in serving To SERON. v. a. (sermoner, Fr. from God, and us; all that are in heaven or hell are
the noun.] sericus : how then can we be gay? To give these 1. To discourse as in a sermon. excellent words their full force, it should be Some would rather have good discipline delic known that they came not from the priesthood, vered plainly by way of precept, or serinoned at but the court; and from a courtier as eminent Jarge, ihan thus cloudily inwrapped in allegori**s England ever boasted, Young cal devices.
2. To tutor; to teach dogmatically ; to Traverse, before he splits on Belgia's plain, lesson.
And, lost in sand, creeps to the German main! Come, sermon me no farther:
Blackmore. No villanous bounty yet hath pass'd my heart. SE'RPENTINE. n. s. [dracantium.] An Sbakspeare, herb.
Ainsworth. SE'RMOUNTAIN, or Seseli. n. s. (silet, SERPENTINE Stone. n. s. Latin.) A plant.
There were three species of this stone Se r o'sity. n. s. [serosité, French.] Thin
known among the ancients, all resemo. or watery part of the blood.
bling one another, and celebrated for the In these the salt and lixiviated serosity is divid
same virtues. The one was green, vaed between the guts and the bladder; but it remains undivided in birds.
riegated with spots of black, thence call
Brosua. The tumour of the throat, which occasions the ed the black ophites; another, called the difficulty of swallowing and breathing, proceeds white ophites, was green also, but vafrom a serosity obstructing the glands, which may riegated with spots of white : the third be watery, æderratose, or schirrous, according to
was called tepliria, and was of a grey the viscosity of the humour. Arbutbnot.
colour, variegated with small black SEROUS. adj. (jereux, Fr. serosus, Lat.)
spots. The ancients tell us, that it was 1. Thin; watery. Used of the part of the
a certain remedy against the poison of blood which separates in congclation
the bite of serpents; but it is now juste from the grumous or red part.
Hill. 2. Adapted to the serum.
Accept in good part a bottle made of a serThis disease is commonly 3n extravasation of
pentine stone, which hath the quality to give any serum, received in some cavity of the body; for
wine or water, that shall be intused therein for there may be also a dropsy by a dilatation of the
four-and-twenty hours, the taste and operation serous vessels, as that or ine ovarium. Arbutbnot.
of the spa-water, and is very medicinable for the SERPLNT. n. s. (serpens, Latin.] An cure of the spleen and gravel.
W otten, animal that moves by undulation with- SERPENT's Tongue. n. s. [ophioglosson.) out legs. They are often venomous. An herl,
Ainsworth. They are divided into two kinds: the SERPET. n. š. A basket. Ainsworth. viper, which brings young; and the SERPI'GINOUS. adj. [from serpigo, Latin.) snake, that lay's eggs.
Diseased with a serpigo. She was arrayed all in lily white,
The skin behind her ear downwards became And in her right hand bore a cup of gold,
sertiginous, and was covered with white scales. With wine and watcr fill'd up to the hcight;
Wiseman. In which a serpent did himself unfold,
SERPIGO. n. s. (Lat.) A kind of letter. That horror made to all that did behold.
For thy own bowels, which do call thee sire,
Do curse the gout, serpigo, and the rheum,
For ending thee no sooner. Sbakspeore. Most serpent like, upon the very heart. Sbaksp. She had a node, with pains on her right leg, They, or under ground, or circuit wide,
and a serpigo on her right hand. Wiseman. With serpent error wand'ring, found their way.
To SERR. v. a. (serrer, French.) To drive
Milton. The chief I challeng'd: he, whose practis'd wit
hard together; to crowd into a little Knew all the serpent mazes of deceit,
space. Not received into use, nor de. Eludes my search.
Pope. serving reception. SE'R PENTINE. adj. [serpentinus, Latin ;
The frowning and knitting of the brows is a from serpent.]
gathering or serring of the spirits, to resist in
some measure; and also this knitting will follow I. Resembling a serpent.
upon earnest studying, though it be without dise I craved of him to lead me to the top of this like.
Bacon. rock, with meaning to free him from so serpent Heat attenuates and sends forth the spirit of a ine a companion as I am,
Sidney. body, and upon that the more gross parts conThis of ours is described with legs, wings, a tract and serr themselves together. Bacen. serpentine and winding tail, and a crest or comb SE'RRATE, | adj. (serratus, Lat.] Formsomewhat like a cock.
SE'RRATED.) ed with jags or indenNothing wants, but that thy shape Like his, and colour serpentine, may shew.
tures like the edge of a saw. Thy inward fraud.
All that have serrate teeth are carnivorous. The figures and their parts ought to have a serpentine and flaming form naturally : these
The common heron liath long legs for wading sorts of outlines have I know not what of lite
a long neck answerable thereto to reach prey, a
wide throat to pouch it, and long toes with and seeming motion in them, which very much resembles the activity of the fame and serpent.
strong hooked talons, one of which is remark Dryden. ably serrate on the edge.
'í'his stick is usually knotted, and always arm 2. Winding like a serpent ; anfractuous.
ed: one of them with a curious shark's toot) Nor can the sun
near an inch long, and indented or serrated o Perfect a circle, or maintain his way
both edges: a scurvy weapon.
Gren One inch direct; but where he rose to-day
SERRA'TION. n. s. (trom serra, Latin. He comes no more, but with a cozening line
Formation in the shape of a saw.
SE'RR STURE. n. s. [from serra, Latin. Those serpentine yet constant motions made. Indenture like teeth of saws.
Sandys. These are serrated on the edges; but the se How many spacious countries does the Rhine, ratures are deeper and grosser than in any In winding banks, and mazes serpentine,