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but proper.

Dispute; debate ; quarrel ; controversy. DI'IFERENTLY. adv. (from differer:.]

What was the difference? It was a conten- In a different manner. tion in publick.

Sbakspeare's Cymbeline. He may consider how differently he is affected He is weary of his life, that bath a difference

by the same thought, which presents itself in a with any of them, and will walk abroad after

great writer, from what he is when he finds it daylight

Sandy's. delivered by an ordinary genius. Addisori. Nothing could have fallen out more unluckily DI'FFERINGLY. alv. (from differing.} than that there should be such differences among In a different manner. them about that which they pretend to be the only means of ending diferentes, Tillotson,

Such protuberant and concave parts of a sur

face may remnic the light so dijeringly, as to vary 3. Distinction.

2 colour.

Boyle Our constitution does not only make a differ- DIFFICIL. adj. [difficilis, Latin.] ence between the guilty and the innocent, but, even among the guilty, between such as are

1. Difficult ; hard; nut easy; not obvimore or less criminal. Addison's Freeboder.

Little used. 6. Point in question ; ground of contro

That that should give motion to an unwieldy

bulk, which itself hath neither bulk nor motion, versy. Are you acquainted with the difference

is of as difficil apprehension as any mystery in That holds this present question in the court?

Glanville's Scepsis.
Sbukspeare.

Latin was not more difficil,

Than to a blackbird 'ris to whistle. Hudibras. 7. A logical distinction. Some are never without a difference; and com

2. Scrupulous; hard to be persuaded.

The cardinal finding the pope difficil in grante moniy, by amusing men with a subtilty, blanch the matter.

Bacon.

ing the dispensation, doth use it as a principal 8. Evidences of distinction ; differential

argument, concerning the king's merit, that he

had touched none of those deniers which had marks.

been levied by popes in England.

Bezon. Henry had the title of sovereign, yet did not Di'FFICILNESS. n. s. [from difficil.? Difput those things in execution which are the true marks and differences of sovereignty. Davies.

ficulty to be persuaded ; incompliance ; 9. Distinct kind.

impracticability. A word not in use, This is notoriously known in some differences of break or fern. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Tliere be that in their nature do not affect To Di'FFERENCE. v.a. (from The noun.]

the good of others: the lighter sort of malignity To cause a difference ; to make one

turneth but to a crossness, or frowardness, or thing not the same as another.

aptness to oppose, or dificilness, or the like;

but the deeper sort to envy and mere mischief. Most are apt to seek all the differences of leto

Baron. ters in those articulating motions; whereas seve- 'DIFFICULT, adj. (diff:ilis, Latin.] al combinations of letters are framed by the very same motions of those organs which are

1. Hard ; not easy ; not facil. commonly observed, and are dijerenced by other

It is difficult in the eyes of this people. Zachar.
Holder.

2. Troublesome ; vexatious.
Grass differencetk a civil and well cultivated 3. Hard to please ; peevish; miorose.
region from a barren and desolate wilderness. Di'FFICULTLY. adv. [from dificult.]

Ray. Hardly; with difficulty ; not easily. We see nothing that diferences the courage of Mnestheus from that of Sergesthus. Pope.

A man, who has always indulged himself in DIFFERENT. adj. [from differ.]

the full enjoyment of his station, will difficulty

be persuaded to think any methods unjust that 1. Distinct; not the same.

offer to continue it.

Rogers' Sermons, There are covered galleries that lead from :he DIFFICULTY. n. s. [from difficult ; difpalace to five different churches. Adai-57. ficulté, French.) 2. Of contrary qualities. The Dritons change

1. Hardness; contrariety to easiness or Sweet native home for unaccustom'd air,

facility: And other climes, where diff'rent food and soil

The religion which, by this covenant, we enPortend distempers.

Pbilips.

gage ourselves to observe, is a work of labour 3. Unlike; dissimilar.

and difficulty; a service that requires our greatest

care and attention. Neither the shape of faces, nor the age, nor

Rogers. the colour, ought to be alike in all tigures, any

2. That which is hard to accomplish; trore than the hair; because men are as different

that which is not easy. from each other, as the regions in which they

They mistake difficulties for impossibilities: a are born are different. Dryden's Dufresnoy.

pernicious mistake certainly; and the more pero Happiness consists in things which produce

nicious, for that men are seldom convinced of pleasure, and in the absence of those which it, till their convictions do them no good. Soutb. cause any pain : now these, to different nien, are

3. Distress; opposition. very different things.

Locke. Thus, by degrecs, he rose to Jove's imperial DIFFERENTIAL Method, is applied to the doctrine of infinitesimals, or infi

Thus difficulties prove a soul legitimately great. nitely small quantities, called the arith- 4. Perplexity in affairs; uneasiness of cir.

Dryden. merick of fluxions. It consists in de

cumstances. scending from whole quantities to their They lie under some difficulties by reason of infinitely small differences, and com- the emperor's displeasure, who has forbidden paring ingether these infinitely small

their manufactures.

Addison en Italy. differences, of what kind soever they 5. Objection ; cavil. be: and from thence it takes the name

Men should consider, that raising difficult'es of the differeniial calculus, or analysis

concerning the mysteries in religion, cannot

make them more wise, learned, or virtuous. of infinitesimals. Harris.

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To DIFFI’DE. V. th. (diffido, Latin.) irregular : as, á difform flower, one
To distrust; to have no confidence in. of which the leaves are unlike each
With hope and fear

other.
The woman did the new solucion hear:

The unequal refractions of diform rays proThe man difides in his own augury,

ceed not from any contingent irregularities; And doubts the gods.

Dryden.

such as are veins, an uneven polish, or fortuitous DÍFFIDENCE. n. s. (from diffide.[

position of the pores of glass. Newton. 1. Distrust; want of confidence in others. Difformity. n. s. [from difform.) DiNo man almost thought himself secure, and

versity of form ; irregularity; dissimimen durst scarce commune or talk one with

litude.
another; but there was a general diffidence every
where.
Bacon's Hen. vii.

While they murmur against the present dis-
You have brought scandal posure of things, they desire in them a difformity
To Israel, difñdence of God, and doubt

from the primitive rule, and the idea of that

Brown. In feeble hearts, propense enough before

mind that formed all things best.
Milton's Agonistes. DIFFRA'NCHISEMENT. n. s. [franchise,
3. Doubt; want of confidence in our- French.] The act of taking away the
selves.

privileges of a city.
If the evidence of its being, or that this is
its true sense, he only on probable proofs, our

To DIFFU’SE. v. a. [diffusus, Latin.) assent can reach no higher than an assurance or

1. To pour out upon a plane, so that the diffidonie arising from the more or less apparent

liquor may run every way; to pour probability of the proofs.

Locke. without particular direction.
Be silent always when you doubt your sense; When these waters began to rise at first, long
And speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence. before they could swell to the height of the

Pope. mountains, they would diffuse themselves every
Whatsoever atheists think on, or whatsoever

Burnct's Tbeory.

way.
they look on, all do administer some reasons for
suspicion and diffidence, lest possibly they may be

2. To spread ; 'to scatter; to disperse, in the wrong; and then it is a fearful thing to fall

Wisdom bad ordain'd
into the hands of the living God. Bentley

Good out of evil to create; instead
DIFFIDENT, adj. (from diffide. )

Of spirits malign, a better race to bring
1. Distrustful ; doubting others.

Into their vacant room, and thence diffuse
Be not diffident

His good to worlds, and ages, infinite. Miltor.
Of wisdom; she deserts thee not, if thou

No sect wants its apostles to propagate and Dismiss not her, when most thou need'st her

diffuse it.

Decay of Piety.

A chief renown'd in war, nigh.

Miltun.

Whose race shall bear aloft the Latian name, Pliny speaks of the Seres, the same people with the Chinese, as being very shy and diffident

And through the conquer'd world diffuse our in their manner of dealing.

fame.

Dryden. Arbutbrot. 2. Doubtful of an event, used of things;

His eyes difus'd a venerable grace, uncertain.

And charity itself was in his face. Dryden. I was really so diffident of it, as to let it lie

Diffu'se, adj. (difusus, Latin.] by me these two years, just as you now see it.

1. Scattered ; widely spread.
Pope.

2. Copious; not concise.
3.
Doubtful of himself; not confident.

DIFFU'SED. participial adj. [from diffuse.)
I am not so confident of my own sufficiency,

This word seenis to have signified, in as not willingly to admit the counsel of others; but, yet I am not so diffident of niyself

, as bru

Shakspeare's time, the same as wild, tishly to submit to any man's dictates.

uncouth, irregular.

Let them from forth a sawpit rush at once,
Distress makes the humble heart difidenti

King Charles.
With some diffused song.

Sbak.

He grows like savages,
TO DIFFI'ND. v. a. (diffindo, Latin.]

Clarissa.

To swearing and stern looks, diffus'd attire,

And every thing that seems unnatural. Sbaksp. Dict.

DiffU'S EDLY. adv. [from diffused.) Dict.

Widely ;. dispersedly ; in manner of

that which is spread every way. act of scattering with a blast of wind. DIFFU’Sedness. n. s. [from diffused.]

Dict.

The state of being diffused; disper

sion.
DABBLUENCY$ The quality of falling Diffu'sELY. adv. (from difuse.)
away on all sides; the effect of Auidity;

1. Widely; extensively,
the contrary to consistency:

2. Copiously; not concisely.
ar, whereby it acquireth no new form, but ra-

lise is water congealed by the frigidity of the Diffuʼsion. n. s. (from diffuse.]
ther a consistence or determination of its difflu-

1. Dispersion; the state of being scattered lecy; and adınitteth not its essence, but condi

every way.
DAFFLUENT. adj. [diffluens, Lat.) Flow-
Brown's Vul. Err.

Whereas all bodies act either by the commu

nication of their natures, or hy the impressions ing every way; not consistent; not

and signatures their motions, the diffusion of species visible seemcth to participate more of the former operation, and the species audible of the latter.

Bacon's Nat. Hist. A sheet of very well sleeked marble paper did not cast distinct colours upon the wall, nor throw its light with an equal difusion; but threw

To cleave in two; to split.
DIFFI'ssion. n. s. (diffissio, Lat.). The

act of cleaving or splitting.
Dipfla'tion. n. s. diftare, Lat.) The

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tion of fluidity

fixed.
DIFFORM. asij. (from forma, Latin.)

Contrary to uniform ; having parts of
different structure ; dissimilar ; unlike;

Bishop Ferne.

its beams, unstained and bright, to this and that But greedy mortals, rummaging her stott,
part of the wall.

Boyle
on Colours.

Diggd from her entrails first the precious are 2. Copiousness; exuberance of style.

Dryden's Ovid. DIFFU'SIVE, adj. (from diffuse.)

To Dig, v. n. To work with a spade ; 1. Having the quality of scattering any

to work in making holes, or, turning thing every way.

the ground. Difusive of themselves, where'er they pass

They long for death, but it coineth not; and They make that warmth in others they expect:

dig for it more than for hid treasures.

Fob. Their valour works like bodies on a glass,

The Italians have often dug into lands, deAnd does its image on their men project. Dryd.

scribed in old authors as the places where statues 2. Scattered ; dispersed; having the

or obelisks stood, and seldom failed of svecess. qua

Addison's Travels. lity of suffering diffusion. All liquid bodies are diffusive; for their parts,

To Dig up. v. a. To throw up that being in motion, have no connexion, but glide

which is covered with earth. and fall off any way.

Burnet. If i digg’d up thy forefathers graves, No man is of so general and difusive a lust,

And hung their rotten coffins up in chains, as to prosecute his amours all the world over. It would not slake mine ire.

Shatst.
Souib. DI'GAMY, 11. s. [onyouba.] Second mar-
The stars, no longer overlaid with weight, riage ; marriage to a second wife after
Exert their heads from underneath the mass, the death of the first : as bigamy, having
And upward shoot, and kindle as they pass, two wives at once.
And with diffusive light adorn their hearinly
place.

Dryden.

Dr. Champny only proves, tha: archbishop Cherish'd with hope, and fed with joy ir grows;

Cranmer was twice niarried; which is not deIts cheerful buds their opening bloom disclose,

nied: but brings nothing to prove that such And round the happy soil diffusive odour flow's.

bigamy, or digamy rather, deprives a bishop of Prior.

the lawful use of his power of ordaining. 3. Extended.

Di'GERENT. adj. [digirens, Lat.]' That They are not agreed among themselves where infallibility is seated; whether in the pope alone,

has the power of digesting, or causing or a council alonc, or in both together, or in the

digestion.

Dict. diffusive body of christians. Tillotsona Di'gest. . s. [digesta, Latin.) The DIFFU'SIVELY. adv. [from diffusive.] pandect of the civil law, containing the

Widely ; extensively; every way.. opinions of the ancient lawyers. DiffuʼSIVENESS. n. s. [from diffusive. } I had a purpose to make a particular digest, or 3. Extension ; dispersion; the power of recompilement to the laws of mine own nation.

Bacon. diffusing; the state of being diffused. 2. Want of conciseness ; large compass

Laws in the digest shew that the Romans ap

plied themselves to trade. Arbuthnot on Coins. of expression.

TO DIGEST. v. a. (digero, digestum, The fault that I find with a modern legend, is

Latin.) its diffusiveness; you have sometimes the whole side of a medal over-run with it. Addis.on Med.

1. To distribute into various classes or TO DIG. v.a. pret. dug, or digged; part.

repositoriés; to range or dispose mepass. dug, or digged. [dic, Saxon, a

thodically. ditch ; dyger, Danish, to dig.) 2. To concoct in the stomach, so as that 1. To pierce with a spade.

the various particles of food may be Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now

applied to their proper use, in the wall, and when I had digged in the wall, If little faults, proceeding on distemper, I beheld a door.

Exckiel. Shall not be wink'd at, how shall we stretch our 2. To form by digging.

eye, Seek with heart and mouth to build up the When capital crimes chewd, swallow'd, and walls of Jerusalem which you have broken

digested, down; and to fill up the mines that you have Appear?

Shalsp. Henry V. digged, by craft and subtlety, to overthrow the

Each then has organs to digest his food;
W Sitgift.

One to heget, and one receive, the brood. Prior.
He built towers in the desert, and di Goed many 3. To soften by heat, as in a boiler, or in
wells; for he had much cattle. 2 Cbronicles. a dunghil; a chymical term.
3. To cultivate the ground by turning it 4. To range methodically in the mind;
with a spade.

to apply knowledge by meditation to The walls of your garden, without their fur

its proper use. niture, look as ill as those of your house ; so Chosen friends with sense refin'd, that you cannot dig up your garden too often. Learning digested well.

Thomson. Temple. 5. To reduce to any plan, scheme, or Be first to dig the ground, be first to burn

method, The branches lopr. Pryden's Virgil.

Our play 4. To pierce with a sharp point.

Leaps o'er the vaunt and firstlings of those broils, A rav'nous vulture in his open'd side

'Ginning 'i th' middle : starting thence away Her crooked beak and cruel talons tried;

To what may be digested in a play. Still for the growing liver diggd his breast,

Sbaksp.

6. To receive without loathing or reThe growing liver still supplied the feast. Dryd.

pugnance; not to reject. s. To gain by digging.

First, let us go to dinner. It is digged out of even the highest mountains, -Nay, let me praise you while I have a stomach. and all parts of the earth contingently; as the -No, pray thee, let it serve for table-talk ; pyrites.

Woodward. Then howsoe'er thou speak'st, 'mongst other Nor was the ground alone requir'd to bear

things Her annual income to the crooked share ;

Sbakspeare's Mer. of Terte

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The pleasance of numbers is, that rudeness and Dige'stive. adj. (from digest. ]
harbanism might the better caste and digest the 1. Having the power to cause digestions
lessons of civilicy.

Peacban.

or to strengthen the stomach. 7. To receive and enjoy:

A chilifactory menstruum, or a digestive proCornwal and Albany,

paration, drawn from species or individuals, With my two daughters dowers, digest the third.

whose stomachs peculiarly dissolve lapideous Shakspeare. bodies.

Brown's Vid. Err. 3. [In chirurgery.) To dispose a wound

2. Capable by heat to soften and subdue. to generate pus in order to a cure.

The earth and sun were in that very state; the To Dige'st. v. n. To generate matter, one active, piercing, and digestive, by its heat; as a wound, and tend to a cure.

the other passive, receptive, and stored with DIGE'STER. 7, s. (from digest.]

materials for such a production. Hale. 1. He that digests or disposes.

3. Methodising; adjusting. 2. He that digests

To business, ripen'd by digestive thought, or concocts his food.

This future rule is into method brought. Dryde People that are bilious and fat, rather than lean, are great eaters and ill digesters. Arbutb.

DIGESTIVE. 1. s. [from digest.) An ap3. A strong resel or engine, contrived plication which disposes a wound to by M. Papin, wherein to boil, with a

generate matter.
I dressed it with 'igestives.

Wiseman.
very strong heat, any bony substances,
so as to reduce them into a fuid state.

DIGESTURE. n. s.

Concoction. Not used.

Quincy. 4. That which causes or strengthens the

Neither tie yourself always to eat meats of digesture; such as veal, sweetbreads. Harvey.

Digger. n. s. (from dig.) One that Rice is of excellent use for all illnesses of the stomach, a great restorer of health, and a great

opens the ground with a spade.

When we visited mines, we have been told

Temple.
DIGEʻstible, adi. (from digest.] Capa-

by diggers, that even when the sky seemed clear, ble of being digested or concocted.

there would suddenly arise a steam so thick,

that it would put out their candles. Boyle. Those medicines that purge by stool are, at To Dight. 0. a. [dihtan, to prepare, the first, not digestible by the stomach, and therefore move iminediately downwards to the guts.

to regulate, Saxon.) Bacon's Natural History.

1. To dress; to deck; to bedeck; to Dige'stion. n. s. [from digest.)

embellish; to adorn. It seems always 1. The act of digesting or concocting food

to signify the past: the particle passive

is dight, as digbted in Hudibras is perNow good digestion wait on appetite,

haps improper.
And health on both.

Sbaksp. Macbeth. Let my due lect never fail
Digestion is a fermentation begun, because To walk the studious cloisters pale;
there are all the requisites of such a fermenta- And love the high embowed roof,
tion; heat, air, and motion : but it is not a com-

With antick pillar, massy proof;
plece fermentation, because that requires a

And storied windows richly digbt, greater time than the continuance of the ali- Casting a dim religious light.

Milton ment in the stomach: vegetable putrefaction resembles very much animal digestion.

Just so the proud insulting lass

Array'd and digbled Hudibras. Hudibras.
Arbutonot on Aliments.
Quantity of food cannot be determined by

2. To put on.
measures and weights, or any general Lessian

On his head his dreadful hat he dight, rules; but must vary with the vigour or decays Dight. n. s. [digitus, Latin.)

Which maketh him invisible to sight. "Hubb.Tale. age or of health, and the use or disuse of air or of exercise, with the changes of appetite;

1. The measure of length containing three and then, by what every man may find or sus

fourths of an inch. pect of the present strength or weakness of

If the inverted tube of mercury be but twentyEvery morsel to a satisfied hunger, is only a

Temple.

five digits high, or somewhat more, the quick.

silver will not fall, but remain suspended in the South. tube, because it cannot press the subjacent mer.

cury with so great a force as doth the incumbent cylinder of the air, reaching thence to the top

of the atmosphere. Boyle's Spring of the Air, cection, or digestion, or maturation of some

2. The twelfth part of the diameter of Bacon.

the sun or moon. 3. Any of the numbers expressed by sin

gle figures ; any number to ten : so

called from counting upon the fingers. Blaci more.

Not only the numbers seven and nine, from considerations abstruse, have been extolled by

most, but all or most of other digits have been made in senate, consisting of forty counsellers, Dictated. adj. [from digitus, Latin.]

as mystically applauded. Brown's Vulg. Errours. Temple.

Branched out into divisions like fina

gers: as a digitated leaf is a leaf com. $.

posed of many small leaves.

For animals multifidous, or such as are digitated, or have several divisions in their feet, there are but two that are uniparous; that is, men and elephants. Brown's Vulgar Errours,

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3. The preparation of matter by a chymi-
cal heat.

We conceive, indeed, that a perfect good con-
metals, will produce gold.

Did chymick chance the furnaces prepare,
Raise all the labour-houses of the air,

And lay crude vapours in digestion there?
3. Reduction to a plan; the act of metho-
dising ; the maturation of a design.

The digestion of the counsels in Sweden is
who are generally the greatest men.
4. The act of disposing a wound to gene-

The disposicion of a wound or sore to
generate matter.
The first stage of healing, or the discharge of
Batte, is by surgeons called digestiar. Sharp.

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stamped upon the aspect; to see-tho cheeks 10. To languish with pleasure or tender. take the die of the passions, and appear in all ness.

the colours of thought. Collier of the Aspect. To sounds of heav'nly harps she dies away, To Die. v. n. [readian, Saxon.]

And melts in visions of eternal day. Popa . 1. To lose life; to expire; to pass into 11. To vanish. another state of existence.

This battle fares like to the morning's war, Thou dost kill me with thy falsehood: and it When dying clouds contend with growing light. grieves me not to die, but it grieves me that thou

Sbakspeare. art the murtherer.

Sidney. The smaller stains and blemishes may die Nor did the third his conquests long survive, away and disappear, amidst the brightness that Dying ere scarce he had begun to live. Addison. surrounds them; but a blot of a deeper nature

Oh let me live my own, and die so too! casts a shade on all che other beauties, and darks To live ard die is all I have to do. Denbau. ens the whole character, Addison's Spectator. 2. To perish by violence or disease. 12. [In the style of lovers.] To languish

The dira only served to confirm him in his with affection. first opinion, that it was his destiny to die in the The

young men acknowledged, in love-letters, ensuing combat. Dryden. that they died for Rebecca.

Tatler. Talk not of life or ransom, he replies;

13. To wither, as a vegetable. Patroclus dead, whoever meets me, dies : In vain a single Trojan sues-for grace;

Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground,

and die, it abideth alone; but if it dic, it bring. But least the sons of Priam's hateful race:

eth forth much fruit. Die then, my friend! what boots it to deplore? 14. To grow vapid, as liquor.

Fobna The

great, the good Patroclus is no more! He, far thy better, was foredoom'd to die;

Die. n. š. pl. dice. [ulé, Fr. dis, Welsh.} And thou, dost thou, bewail mortality? Pope. 1. A small cube, marked on its faces with 3. It has by before an instrument of death. numbers from one to six, which game.

Their young men shall die by the sword: their sters throw in play. sons and daughters shall die by famine. Jerem. Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good 4. Of before a disease,

student from his book, and it is wonderful. They often come into the world clear, and

Sbakspeare. with the appearance of sound bodies; which,

I have set my life upon a cast, notwithstanding, have been intected with disease, And I will stand the Nazard of the dice. Shakse: and have died of it, or at least have been very ins He knows which way the lot and the dice shall firm.

Wiseman. fall, as erfectly as if they were already cast. 5. For commonly before a privative, and

South, of before a positive cause : these pre

2. Hazard ; chance. positions are not always truly distin

Eftsoons his cruel hand sir Guyon staid, guished.

Temp’ring the passion with advisement slow, At first she startles, then she stands amaz'd;

And must'ring might on enemy dismay'd;

For th' equal die of war he well did know. At last with terror she from thence doth Ay', And loaths the wat'ry glass wherein she gaz'd,

Fairy Queen

So both to battle fierce arranged are;
And shuns it still, altho' for thirst she die. In which his harder fortume was to fall

Davies.
He in the loaden vineyard dies for thirst.

Under my spear: such is the die of war.
Addison.

Fairy Queen.

Thine is th' adventure, thine the victory: Hipparchus being passionately fond of his own wife, who was enamoured of Bathyllus, leaped

Well has tiny fortune turn’d the die for thee.

Dryden. and died of his fall.

Addison.

3. Any cubick body. 6. To be punished with, death. If I die for it, as no less is threatened me, the

Young crcatures have learned spelling of words

by liavidg them pasted upon little flat tablets or king my old master must be relieved.

dies.

Watts. What is the love of our neighbour ? - Die. 1. s. plur. dies. The stamp used in -The valuing niin as the image of God, one for whom Christ died.

coinage.

Hammond. 7. To be lost; to perish ; to come to

Such variety of dies made use of by Wood in

stamping his money, makes the discovery of nothing.

counterfeits more difficult.

Swifi. How now, my lord, why do you keep alone ? Di'er. 12. s. (trom die.] One who folOf sorriest fancies your companion making, Using those thoughts which should indeed have

lows the trade of dying; one who dies died

clothes. With them they think on. Sbaksp. Macbeth.

The fleece, that has been by the dier stain'd, If any sovereignty, on account of his pro

Never again its native whiteness gain'd. Wallera perty, had been vested in Adam, which in truth

There were some of very low rank and prothere was not, it would have died with him.

fessions who acquired great estates: coblers: Locke.

diers, and shoemakers gave public shows to the Whatever pleasure any man may take in

peopie.

Arbuthnot on Coins. spreading whispers, he will find greater saris.

DI'ET. n. s. [diæta, low Latin; diaita.] faction by letting the secret die within his own 1. Foud; provisions for the mouth ; breast.

Spectator.

victuals. 8. To sink; to faint.

They cared for no other delicacy of fare, or His heart died within him, and he became as curiosity of diet, than to maintain life. Raleigh, a stone.

1 Samuel.

Time may come, when men 9. [In theology.) To perish everlast

With angels may participate; and find

No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare. Milt, ingly. So long as God shall live, so long shall the

No part of stiet, in any season, is so healthful, damned dio. Hakerill on Providende.

so natural, and so agreeable to the stomach, as good and well-ripened fruits.

Temple.

Shaksp.

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