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Change fear and riceness,
waves the claim. Sometimes written The handmaids of all women, or more truly, weif, or weft. Woman its pretty self, to waggish courage.
To Wall. v.a. [gualare, Italian.] TO This new conceit is the waggish suggestion of
moan; to lament; to bewail.
More. some sly and skulking atheists.
Wise men ne'er wail their present woes,
But presently prevent the ways to wail. Sbak, A company of waggish boys watching of frogs at the side of a pond, still as any of them put up
Say, if my spouse maintains her royal trust?
Or if no more her absent lord she wils, their heads, they would be pelting them down with stones. Children, says one of the frrgs,
But the false woman o'er the wife prevails?
Pepe. you never consider, that though this may be play to you, 'tis death to us.
TO WAIL. V. n. To grieve audibly; to As boys, on holidays let loose to plav,
express sorrow, Lay waggish traps for girls that pass that way; Tom shall make him weep and wail. Sbaksp. Then shout to see in dirt and deep distress
I will wail and howl.
Micab. Some silly cit.
Dryden. WAIL. 1. S. Audible sorrow, WA'GGISHLY. adv. [from waggish.] In
Around the woods a waggish manner.
She sighs her song, which with her wail resound. WAGGISHNESS. n. s. [from waggish.] Wa'ling. n. s. [from wail.] Lamenta
Thomsen Merry mischief. A christian boy in Constantinople had like to
tion; moan ; audible sorrow. have been stoned for gagging, in a waggisbness,
Other cries amongst the Irish savour of the a long billed fowl.
Scythian barbarism; as the lamentations of their To WAGGLE. v.n. (waggbelen. Germ.]
burials, with despairful outcries, and immodeTo waddle; to move from side to side.
The camp filled with lamentation and mournThe sport Basilius would shew to Zelmane,
ing, which would be increased by the weeping was the mounting of his hawk at a heron, which
and wailing of them which should never see getting upon his waggling wings with pain, as
Krelles. though the air next to the earth were not fit for
Take up wailing for us, that our eyes may his great body to fly through, was now grown to run down with tears.
Jeremiah diminish the sight of himself,
The wailings of a maiden I recite. Gor. Why do yougo nodding and waggling so, as
WA'ILFUL. adj. [from wail and full] if hip-shot ? says the goose to her gosseling.
Sorrowful; mournful. WA'gon. n. s. [pægen, Sax. waeghens,
Lay lime to tangle her desires Dutch; vagn, Islandick.]
By wailful sonnets, whose composed rhimes
Should be full fraught with serviceable vows. 1. A heavy carriage for burdens.
Sbakspeare. The Hungarian tents were enclosed round
Wain. n. s. [contracted from wagon.] with waggons, one chained to another. Knolles.
A carriage. Waggons fraught with utensils of war. Milton. 2. A chariot. Not in use.
There ancient night arriving, did alight
From her high weary wair. Spenser. . Now fair Phæbus 'gan decline in haste
Yours be the harvest; 'tis the beggar's gain His weary waggon to the western vale. Spenser.
To glean the fallings of the loaded wuin. Dryder Then to her waggon she betakes, And with her bears the witch.
WA'INAGE. 1. s. [from wair.) A find
Ainswertb. For the flowers now that frighted thou let'st fall WA'INROPE. n. s. [wain and rope.] A From Dis's waggon.
large cord with which the load is tied' Her waggen spokes made of long spinners legs; on the wagon ; cartrope. The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers. Shak.
Oxen and wainropes cannot hale them toge WAGONAGE. [from wagon.] ther.
Sbalspeare Money paid for carriage in a wagon.
WA'INSCOT. n. s. [wageschot, Dutch.) WA'GONER. n. s. [from wagon.] One
The inner wooden covering of a wall. who drives a wagon.
Some have the veins more varied and cham
bletted; as oak, whereof wainscot is made. Bacer. By this, the northern waggoner had set His sevenfold team behind the steadfast star,
She never could part with plain wainscet and clean hangings.
Arbutbrot. That was in ocean waves yet never wet. Spenser.
A rat your utmost rage defies, Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds,
That safe behind the wainscot lies.
. Tow'rd'Phæbus' mansion! such a waggoner As Phaeton would whip you to the west. Sbak.
To WA'Inscot. v. a. [waegenschorten, A waggoner took notice upon the creaking of
Dutch.] a wheel, that it was the worst wheel that made 1. To line walls with boards. most noise.
Music soundeth better in chambers wainscsto The waggoners that curse their standing teams ted, than hanged.
Bacon. Would wake e'en drowsy Drusus from his 2. To line buildings with different matedrearns.
Dryden. rials. WAGTAILS n. So [motacilla, Lat.] A It is most curiously lined, or wainscotted, with bird.
Ainswortb. a white testaceous crust, of the same substance and thickness with the tubuli marini.
Grow WAID. (I suppose for weighed.] Crushed. His horse waid in the back, and shoulder
One side commands a view of the garden, and
the other is wainscotted with looking-glass, shotten.
Sbakspeare. Waif. n.s. [wavium, waivium, law Lat. Wair. 7. s. [In carpentry.) A piece of from wave.] Goods found, but claimed
timber two yards long, and a foot broad. by no body; that of wbich every one
Wyst. n. s. (gwase, Welsh; from the 3. To attend : with on. A phrase of ceverb gwasen, to press or bind.]
remony. 1. The smallest part of the body; the part The dinner is on the table; my father desires below the ribs.
your worship's company,
4. To stay; not to depart from. Voluminous and vast.
How shall we know when to wait for, when She, as a veil, down to her waist
to decline, persecution?
South. Her unadorned golden tresses wore
With Vulcan's rage the rising winds conspiro, Dishevell’d.
And near our palace rolls the food of fire :
Haste, my dear father, 'tis no time to wait, brac'd;
And load my shoulders with a willing freight. His neck twice compassing, and twice his zaist.
Dryden. Denbam. 5. To stay by reason of some hinderance. Stiff stays constrain her slender waist., Gay. 6. To look watchfully. 2. The middle deck, or fioor, of a ship. It is a point of cunning to wait upon him,
Sheets of water from the clouds are sent, with whom you speak, with your eye, as the Which hissing through the planks, the flames
Jesuits give it in precept.
7. To lie in ambush as an enemy. And stop the fiery pest: four ships alone
Such ambush waited to intercept thy way. Buru to the waist, and for the fieet atone. Dryd.
Miltox. WA'ISTCOAT. n. s. [waist and cont.] An 8. To follow as a consequence. inner coat; a coat close to the body. It will import those men, who dwell careless,
Selby leaned out of the coach to shew his laced to enter into serious consultation how they may waistcoat.
Ricbardson. avert that ruin, which waits on such a supine To Wait. v.a. [ruachten, Dutch.]
Decay of Picly. 1. To expect; to stay for.
Wait. n. s. Ambush; insidious and seBid them prepare within;
cret atteinpts. It is commonly used in I am to blame to be thus waited for.
these phrases, to lay wait, and to lie in Aw'd with these words, in camps they still wait.
abide, And wait with longing looks their promis'd
If he hurl at him by laying of wait, that he guide.
As a lion sball lie in wait for them. Ecclus. Who, when they might prevent, would wait the blow.
Milton. 2. To attend ; to accompany with sub. Waiter. n. s. [from wait.] An attenmission or respect.
dant; one who attends for the accomHe chose a chousand horse, the fow'r of all
modation of others. His warlike troops, to wait che funeral. Dryd. 3. To attend as a consequence of sonie.
Let the drawers be ready with wine and fresh
glasses; thing :
Let the waiters have eyes, though their tongues Such doom
must be tied.
Ben Jonson. Waits luxury, and inwless care of gain. Philips.
The least tart or pie, Remorse and heaviness of heart shall wait
By any waiter there stolen and set by. thee,
Bp. Corbet. And everlasting anguish be thy portion. Rowe. A man of fire is a general cnemy to all the 4. To watch as an enemy.
wniters where you drink.
Tatier. He is waited for of the sword.
The waiters stand in ranks; the yeomen cry, TO WAIT. W.7.
Make room, as if a duke were passing by. Swijt. To expect; to stay in expectation. WA'TING gentlewoman. n. s. (from A!) the days of my appointed time will I crait WA'ITING mail.
wait.] An till my change come.
vant, who attends on a lady in her Fell.
chamber. The poultry stand
He made me mad Waiting upon her charitable hand.
To talk so like a waiting gentlewoman, I know, if I am depriv'd of you, I die:
Of guns, and drums, and wounds. Shakspeare. But oh! I die if I wait longer ior you.
Flibbeitigibbet, prince of mopping and inow
A. Philips. ing, since possesses chambermaids and waiting 2. To pay servile or submissive attend.
All the little lime tvigs laid ance : with on before the subject. Though Syrinx your Pan's mistress were,
By Machiavel, the waiting maid. Cowley. : Yet Syrinx well night wait on her: Mlilton.
The waiting-woman might be conversant in
Szeift. One morning waiting on him at Causham, smiling upon me, he said, he could tell me some
The waitingemaid hopes to ingratiate herself. news of myself. Dentum.
Swift. Fortune and victory he did pursue,
To WAKE. V. n. [wakan, Gothick ; To bring thein, as his slaves, to wait on you. pacian, Saxon ; waecken, Dutch.)
Dryden. 1. To watch ; not to sleep. A parcel of soldiers robbed a farmer of his All night she watch'd, ne once a down would poultry, and then made him wait at table. Stvift., lav
We can wow not only converse with, but Her dainty limbs in her sad dreriment, gladly attend and wit mpon, the poorest kind of But praying still did woke, and waking did lapeople.
Sponsor VOL. IV.
The father wakıth for the daughter, and the Before her gate high God did sweat ordaithe care for her taketh awav sleep. Ecclesiasticus.
And takeful watches, erer to abide. Spezi.si Thou holdest mine eyes wiking. Psalms. Why dost thou shake thy leaden sceptre? I cannot think any time, waking or sleeping,
go, without being sensible of it.
Locke. Bestow thy poppy upon zrakeful vroe, Though wisdom wakes, suspicion sleeps. Sickness and sorrow, whose pale lids ne'er
know 2. To be roused from sleep.
Thy douny finger; dwell upon their eyes, Each tree stirr'd appetite, whercat I wak'd. Shut in their tears, shut out their miseries. Milton.
Crasbawi 3. To cease to sleep.
All thy fears, The sisters awaked from dreams, which flat Thy rakefil terrors, and afflighting dreams,
Denbars. tered them with more comfort than their arak
Have now their full reward. ing would consent to.
Dissembling sleep, but wakeful with the fright, Come, thou powerful God,
The day takes off the pleasure
of the night. Dipd. And thy leaden charming rod,
WA'KEFULNESS. n. s. [from wakeful.] Dipt in the Lethean lake,
1. Want of sleep. O'er his watchful temples shake,
Other perfumes are fit to be used in burning Lest he should sleep, and never wake. Denham. agues, consumptions, and too much wulefulness. 4. To be quick; to be alive.
Baros. In the valley of Jehoshaphat,
2. Forbearance of sleep. The judging God shall close the book of fate; TO WAKEN. v. n. (from wake.) To And there the last assizes keep, For those who wake, and those who sleep. Dryd.
wake; to cease from sleep; to be rous.
ed from sleep. 5. To be put in action ; to be excited. Gentle airs to fan the earth now wak'd.
Early Turnus wak’ning with the light, Milton.
All clad in armour, calls his troops to fight. Drisha TO WAKE. v. a. (reccian, Saxon; wecken,
TO WA'KEN. v. a. Dutch.]
1. To rouse from sleep. 3. To rouse from sleep.
When he was taken', with the noise,
And saw the beast so small; They waked each other, and I stood and heard them.
What's this, quoth he, that gives so weak a Shock, who thought she slept too long,
That sakens men withal? Spenser Leap'd up, and wukd his mistress with his tongue.
A man that is wakened out of sleep. Zebar. 2. To excite ; to put in motion or action.
We make no longer stay; go, walca Eve.
Milton Prepare war; wake up the mighty men, let
2. To excite to action.
Then Homer's and Tyrtæus' martial muse Thine, like Amphion's hand, had wak'd the
Waken'd the world, and sounded loud alarms. stone, And from destruction callid the rising town;
Roscome Nor could he burn so fast as thou couldst build.
3. To produce; to excite.
Their sacred song, and waken raptures high Has wak'd a thought in me which may be lucky:
Rowe. WA KEROBIN. 1. s. [erum, Latin.) A To wake the soul by tender strokes of art,
Niler, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart.
Prologue to Cato.
Wale. n.s. (pel, Saxon, a web.) A ris3. To bring to life again, as if from the ing part in the surface of cloth. sleep of death.
To WALK. V. 2. (walen, German ; peale To second life
can, Saxon, to roll.] Wak'd, in the renovation of the just. Nilton. 1. To move by leisurely steps, so that one WAKE. 1. s. (from the verb.)
foot is set down before the other is 4. The feast of the dedication of the
church, formerly kept by watching all A man was seen walking before the door very night.
Clarendes: Fill oven full of Aawnes, Ginnie passe not for
The self-same sun sleepe,
At once does slow and swiftly run.
Switily his daily journey he goes,
But treads his annual with a statelier pace, The drolling peasant scarce thinks there is And does three hundred rounds enclose any world beyond his village, nor gaiety beyond
Within one yearly circle's space. that of a wake. Government of the Tongue.
Thus with a double course, in the same sphere, Putting all the Grecian actors down,
He runs the day and walks the year. Csalry
. And winning at a wake their parsley crown.
2. It is used in the ceremonious language
Dryden. of invitation, for come or ge. Sometimes the vulgar will of mirth partake,
Sir, walk in.And have excessive doings at their wake. King. - I had rather wall here, I thank you. Shalapte 1. Vigils ; state of forbearing sleep. 3. To move for exercise or amusement. By dimpled brook, and fountain brim,
What mean you, Cesar? think you to wall The wood- nymphs deckt with daisies trim
Slal spear. Their merry wakes and pastimes keep:
These bow'rs as wide as we need walk. Milt. What liath night to do with sleep? Milton. 4. To move the slowest pace; not to trot, WAKEFUL. adj. [wake and full.] Not sleeping ; vigilant.
gallop, or amble, Applied to a horses $ To appear as a spectre:
them come up.
The spirits of the dead
3. A length of space, or circuit, through, May walk again; it such things be, thy mother which one walks. Appear'd to me last night. Sbakspeare. He usually from hence to th' palace gate It then draws near the season
Makes it his walk.
Sbakspeare Wherein the spirit is wont to walk. Slakse. She would never miss one day There were walking spirits of the house of A zvalk so tine, a sight so gay.
Prior. York, as well in Ireland as in England. Davies.
4. An avenue set with trees. Some say no evil thing that walks hy night,
He hath left you all his walls,
His private arbours, and new-planted orchards,
Goodliest trees planted with walks and bow'rs.
Milton. Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity. Milt. In vain the cock has summon'd sprights away,
5. Way; road; range ; place of wander. She walks at noon, and blasts the bloom of day. ing.
The mountains are his walks, who wand'ring 6. To act on any occasion.
feeds Do you think I'd walk in any plot,
On slowly-springing herbs.
Sandys. Where madam Sempronia should take place of
If that way be your walk, you have not far.
Milton. me, And Fulvia come i th'rear? Ben fonson.
Set women in his eye, and in his walk, 7. To be in motion. Applied to a cla Among daughters of men the fairest found.
Milton. morous or abusive female tongue ; and
Our souls, for want of that acquaintance here, is still in low language retained.
May wander in the starry walks above. Dryden. As she went, her tongue did walk
That bright companion of the sun, In foul reproach, and terms of vile despight; Whose glorious aspect seald our new-born king,
Provoking him by her outrageous talk. Spenser. And now a round of greater years begun, 8. To act in sleep.
New influence from his walks of light did hring. When was it shc last walk'd?
Dryden. I have seen her rise from her bed, un 6. Region ; space. Jock her closet, take forth paper, fuld it, write Wanting an ampler sphere to expatiate in, he upon 't, read it, and return to bed; yet all this opened a boundless waid for his imagination. while in a most fast sleep: Shaksp.
Pope. 9. To range ; to be stirring.
They are to be cautiously studied by those Affairs that wolk,
who are ambitious of treading the great wall of As they say spirits do at midnight, have
Revrolds. In them a milder nature than the business 7. (turbo, Lat.) A fish. Ainsworth. That seeks dispatch by day.
Sbaksp. 8. Walk is the slowest or least raised pace, 10. To move off; to depart.
or going, of a horse. When he comes forth, he will make their cows
In a walk, a horse lifts two legs of a side, one and garraus to walk, it he doth no other harm to their persons.
after the other, beginning with the hind leg Spenser.
first; as suppose that he leads with the legs on 11. To act in any particular manner. his right side, then he lifts his far hind foot first;
Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with and in the time that he is setting it down, which thy God.
in a step is always short of the tread of his fore I'll love with fear the only God, and walk foot upon the same side, he lifts his far fore As in his presence.
Milton. foot, and sets it down before his near foot, and 12. To travel.
just as he lifts up his near hind foot, and sets it The Lord hath blessed thee; he knoweth thy down again just short of his near tore foot, and evalking through this wilderness. Deuteronimy. just as he is setting it down, he lifts his near TO WALK. V.n.
fore foot, and sets it down just before his far 1. To pass through.
Farrier's Dict. I do not without danger walk these streets.
WA'LKER. 1. s. [from walk.] One that Slakspeare.
walks. No rich or noble knave
I ride and walk, and am reputed the best Shall walk the world in credit to his grave. wa'ker in this town.
Swift to Gay.
May no such vicious walkers crowd the street. 2. To lead out, for the sake of air or ex
Gay. ercise :
: as, he walked his horse in the WA’LKINGSTAFF. n. 5. A stick which a meadow,
man holds to support him in walking: WALK. n. s. [from the verb.]
The club which a man of an ordinary size could 1. Act of walking for air or exercise.
not lift, was but I walking-staff for Hercules.
Glanville, Not walk by moonlight, without thee, is sweet.
Milien. WALL. 11. 5. [val, Welsh ; vallun, Lat. Her keeper by her side,
pall, Sax. wille, Dutch.) To watch her walks, his hundred eyes applied. 1. A series of brick or stone, or other ma.
Druiden. Philander used to take a walk in a neighbour
terials carried upward, and cemented ing wood.
with mortar ; the side of a building.
Addison. I long to renew our old intercourse; our morn
Poor Tom! that eats the wall-new't and the ing conferences, and our evening walks. Pope.
Where though I mourn my matchless loss 2. Gait ; step; manner of moving.
alone, Morpheus, of all his numerous train, expressid And none between my weakness judge and me; The shape of man, and imitated best;
Yet ev'n these gentle walls allow my moan, The walk, the words, the gesture could supplv, Wavce doleful echoes with my plaints agree. The habit nimick, and the mien babe. Dryder.
Part rise in crystal wall or ridge direct. TO WA’LLOW. v.n. (walagan, Goth
Milton, 2. Fortification ; works built for defence.
palfian, Sax.) In this sense it is commonly used plu.
1. To move heavily and clumsily.
Part, huge of bulk ! rally.
Wallowing unwieldy, enornious in their gait, With love's light wings did I o'erperch these Tempest the ocean.
Milton walls ;
2. Tó roll himself in mire, or any thing For stony imits cannot hold out love. Sbaksp. General, the walls are thine :
filthy: Witness the world, that I create thee here
Gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself
in ashes. My lord and master. Sbaksp.
Jeremiaba Dead bodies, in all places of the camp, walkered in their own bleod.
Ascles. To that proud city, whose high walls thou saw'st Left in confusion.
A boar was wallozving in the water, when a I rush und unted to defend the walls. Dryd.
horse was going to drink. L'Estrange 3. To take the quall. To take the upper
3. To live in any state of filth or gross
vice. place; not to give place. I will take the wall of any man or maid of
God sees a man wallowing in his native imMontague's.
purity, delivered over as an absolute Captive :0 When once the poet's honour ceases,
sin, polluted with its guilt, and enslaved by its From reason far his transports rove:
priver; and in this most loathsome condítica And Boileau, for eight hundred pieces,
fixes upon him as an object of his distinguishing Makes Louis take the wall of Juve.
WALLOW. 11. s. [from the verb.] A kind To WALL, V. Q. [from the noun.]
of rolling walk. 1. To enclose with walls.
One taught the toss, and one the French new There bought a piece cf ground, which, Birsa
His sword-knot this, his cravat that desigu'd. From the bull's hide they first inclos'd and wall'a.
Dryadenie WALLRU'E. n. s. [a.diantum album, Lat.) 2. To defend by walls.
Ainswort. The walled towns to work my greater woe; The forest wide is tister to resound
W'LLWORT. n. 5. [cbulum, Latin.) A The hollow echo of my careful cries.
plant, the same with dwarf.elder, or His council advised him to make himself mas danewort. ter of some good walled town.
Bacon. WA'LNUT. 2. S. (palh hnuta, Saxon ; kur The Spaniards cast themselves continually
juginus, Lat.) A tree and fruit. into roundels, their strongest ships walling in
The characters are, it hath male flowers, or the rest.
katkins, which are produced at remote distances The terror of his name, that walls us in From dauger.
from the fruit on the same tree; the outer cover Denham.
of the fruit is very thick and green, under which WALLCREE'PER. 1. s. (ficus martius, is a rough hard shell, in which the fruit is ixLat.) A bird.
clesed, surrounded with a thin skin: the kernel WA’LLET. 1.5. [reallian, to travel, Sax.]
is deeply divided into four lobes; and the leaves
of the tree are pinnated or winged. The spe 1. A bag in which the necessaries of a
cies arc, 1. The common walnut. . The large traveller are put; a knapsack.
French walnut. 3. The thin-shelled walnut. Having entered into a long gallery, he laid 4. The double walnut. 5. The late ripe wale down his wallet, and spread his carpet, in order nut. 6. The hard-shelled walnut. 7. The Vir. to repose himself upon it.
Addison. ginian black walnut. 8. Virginian black walnut, 2. Any thing protuberant and swagging.
with a long furrowed fruit. 9. The hickery, or Who would believe, that there were moun
white Virginian walnut. 10. The small bicker taineers
ry, or white Virginian walnut. Dewlapt like bulls, whose throats had hanging
"Tis a cockle, or a walnut-shell; A knack, a toy.
Shaker Wallets of flesh ?
Help to search my house this one time; il
find not what I seek, let them say of me, as jeaWALLEY'E. n. s. [from wall and eye.) A lous as Ford, that scarcheth a hollow walent for disease in the crystalline humour of
his wife's ieman.
Stakst. the eye; the glaucoma.
Some woods have the veins smooth, as tir, and walnut.
Bares. WAʼLLEYED. adj. [wall and eye.] Hav. ing white eyes,
WA’LTRON, 1. s. Wall-eyed slave! whither wouldst thou convey The morse, or waltron, is called the sea-horse. This growing image of thy fiend-like face?
Weeu Turd. Sbakspeare.
To WAʼMBLE. V. n. [rvemmelen, Dutch.] WALLFLOWER. n. s. [parietaria, Lat.]
To roll with nausea and sickness. It is A species of stockgilliHower.
used of the stomach. WALLFRUIT. 9, s. Fruit which, to be
man deliberated betwixt the ripened, must be planted against a wall. qualms of a wambling stomach, and an unsertled
L'Estrange To wall-fruit and garden plants there cannot be a worse enemy than snails. Mortimer. Wan. adj. (pann, Saxon ; gwan, weakly, To WALLOP. v.n. (pealan, to boil, Sax.]
Welsh.] Pale, as with sickness; lanTo boil.
guit of look. WALLOUSE. n. s. (rimex, Latin.] An
Sad to view his visage pale and ***,
Who erst in lowers of trusbest youth was ciad. insect; a bug. Hinsverib.