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DISAGREE’ABLENESS. th. s. [from dise To DISANNU'L. v. a. [dis and annul. agreeable.]

This word is formed, contrarily to ana1. Dusuitableness; contrariety.

logy, by those who, not knowing the 2. Unpleasantness; offensiveness.

meaning of the word annul, iutended to A father will hug and embrace his beloved form a negative sense by the needless son, for all the dirt and foulness of his cloaths; use of the negative particle. It ought the dearness of the person easily apologizing for therefore to be rejected, as ungrammathe disagreeableness of the habit. South.

tical and barbarous.] To annul; to DISAGREEMENT. n. s. [from disagree.] 1. Difference; dissimilitude; diversity ;

deprive of authority; to vacate ; to

make null; to make void ; to nnllify. not identity; not likeness.

The Jews ordinances for us to resume, were to These carry such plain and evident notes and

check our Lord himself, which hath disar.nulled characters, either of disagreement or affinity with

them.

Hooler. cne another, that the several kinds of them are easily distinguished.

That gave him power of disannulling of law's,

Woodward. 2. Difference of opinion ; contrariety of

and disposing of men's fortunes and estates, and

the like points of absolute power, being in them. sentiments.

selves harsh and odious.

Bacon. They seemed one to cross another, as touching

To be in both worlds full, their several opinions about the necessity of sa Is more than God was, who was hungry here: craments, whereas in truth their disagreement is Wouldst thou his laws of fasting disannul? Hooker.

Herbert. To Disallo'w. v. a. (dis and allow.] Wilt thou my judgments disannul? Defame 1. To deny authority to any.

My equal rule, to clear thyself of blame? Sandys.
When, said she,

Dis ANNU'LMENT. n. s. [from disanriuk.)
Were those first councils disationu'J by me? The act of making void.
Or where did I at sure tradition strike,
Provided still it were apostolic?

To DISAPPE’AR. v. n. (disparoitre, Fr.)

Dryden. 2. To consider as unlawful; not to per

To be lost to view ; to vanish out of mit.

figIt; to fly; to go away, Their usual kind of disputing sheweth, that

She disappear'd, and left me dark! I wak'd

To find her, or for ever to deplore. Miltoni. they do not disallow only these Romish ceremonies which are unprofitable, but count all

When the night and winter disappear,
unprofitable which are Romish.

The purple morning, rising with the year,
Hooker.
Salutes the spring.

Dryden.
3. To censure by some posterior act.
It was known that the most eminent of those

The pictures drawn in our minds are laid in who professed his own principles, publickly dis

fading colours, and, if not sometimes refreshed, vanish and disappear.

Locke. Seift.

Criticks I saw that others names deface, 4. To censure; not to justify.

And fix their own with labour in their place;. There is a secret; inward foreboding fear, that

Their own, like orhers, soon their place resign'd, some evil or other will follow the doing of that

Or disappear'd, and left the first behind. Pope. which a man's own conscience disallorus him in. To DISAPPOʻInt. v.a. [dis and apppini.) To Disallow, win. To refuse per.

Soutb.

1. To defeat of expectation ; to balk; to mission; not to grant; not to make or

hinder from something expected. suppose lawful.

The superior Being can defeat all his designs, God doth in converts, being married, allow

and disappoint all his hopes.

Tillotson. continuance with infidels, and yet disallow that

Whilst the champion, with redoubled might, the faithful, when they are free, should enter

Strikes home the jav’lin, his retiring foe

Shrinks from the wound, and disappoints the Hookir, blow.

Addison. DISALLO'WABLE. adj. (from disallow.]

There's nothing like surprising the rogues: Not allowable; not to be suffered.

how will they be disappointed, when they hear that thou hast prevented their reveage! Arbuib.

We are not only tortured by the reproaches God accepts of a thing suitable for him to re

which are offered iis, but are disappointed by the ceive, and for us to give, where he does not de

silence of men when it is unexpected, and humbled even by their praises.

Addison. Sburb.

2. It has of before the thing lost by dischor.) To drive a ship from its anchor.

appointment.

The Janizaries, disappointed by the bassas of the spoil, received of the bounty of Solyman a great largess.

Knuites. DISAPPOINTMENT, 11. s[from disapto deject; to depress.

point.] Defeat of hopes; miscarriage of expectations.

It is impossible for us to know what are calaShakspeare.

mities, and what are blessings. How many accidents have passed for misfortunes, which have

turned to tiie welture and prosperity of the per. Boyle,

sons in whose lot they have fallen! How many diszipoistinents have, in their consequentes, saved a nan from ruin!

Speciütor, If we hope for things, of which we have not thoroughly considered the value, cur disappoint

mrent will be greater than our pleasure in the Brown, fruition of theni.

Addison. 1

allowed his proceedings.

into bonds of wedlock with such.

DISALLO'WANCE. n. s. [from disallow.]
Prohibition.

dare his refusal and disallowance of it.
To DISA'NCHOR. V. a. [from dis and an-

mate.]
1. To deprive of life.
2. To discourage ;

The presence of a king engenders love amongst
huis subjects and his loyal friends, as it disanimates
bis enemies.

He was confounded and disanimated at his pre-
sence, and added. How can the servant of my

kord talk with my lord? DISANIMATION. #, s. (from disani maie.] Privation of jife.

They cannot in reason retain that apprehension after death, as being affections which depend on life, and depart upon disarimatjon.

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Hayward.

The moon,

DISAPPROBAʼTION. n. s. [dis and ap. Some dire disaster, or by force or slight; probation.] Censure ; condemnation ;

But what, or where, the fates have wrapt in night

Pope. expression of dislike.

He was obliged to publish his letters, to shew To DISA'STER. V.2. [from the noun.) his disapprobation of the publishing of others. 1. To blast by the stroke of an unfavour

Pope.

able star. TO DISAPPROʻve. v. a. [desapprouver,

Ah, chaste bed of mine, sajd she, which never French.)

heretofore couldst accuse me of one defiled 1. To dislike ; to censure.

thought, how canst thou now receive that dis-
astered changeling.

Sidney
I reason'd much, alas! but more I lov'd;
Sent and recallid, ordain'd and disapprov'd.

2. To afilict; to mischief.
Prior.

These are the holes where eyes should be, Without good breeding truth is disapprov'd;

which pitifully disaster the cheeks. Sbakspeare. That only makes superior sense belov'd. Pope.

In his own fields, the swain
Disaster'd stands.

Thomson.
2. To reject as disliked, not to confirm
by concurrence.

DISA'STROUS, adj. (from disaster.] A project for a treaty of barrier with the States

1. Unlucky; not fortunate. was transmitted bither from Holland, and was

That seemeth a most disastrous day to the disapproved of by our courts.

Swift.

Scots, not only in regard of this overthrow, but Di'sARD. n. s. idisi, disy, Saxon, a fool,

for that upon the same day they were defeated

by the English at Floodenfield. Skinner ; diseur, French, Junius.] A

2. Gloomy; threatening misfortune. prattler ; a boasting talker. This word is inserted both by Skinner and Junius; In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds but I do not remember it.

On half the nations.

Milton. To DISA'RM. v. a. [desarmer, French.) 3. Unhappy ; calamitous į miserable ; 1. To spoil or divest of arms; to deprive struck with affliction. of arms.

Then Juno, pitying her disastrous fate, An order was made by both houses, for dis Sends Iris down, her pangs to mitigate. arming all the papists in England. Clarendon,

Denbam.
I am still the same,

Immediately after his return from this very
By different ways still moving to one fame; expedition, such disastrous calamities befel bis
And by disarming you I now do more

family, that he burnt two of his children himself. To save the town, than arming you before.

South.
Dryden. Fly the pursuit of my disastrous love;
2. It has of before the arms taken away. From my unhappy neighbourhood remove.
They would be immediately disarmed of their

Dryden. great magazine of artillery.

Locke. DISA'STROUSLY. adv. (from disastrous.] TO DISARRA'Y. v. a. [dis and array.)

In a disinal manner. To undress any one; to divest of Disa'STROUSNESS. n. s. (from disas. clothes.

trous.] Unluckiness; unfortunateness. So, as she bad, the witch they disarray'd.

Dict.
Fairy Queen.' To DisavoU'CH. v. a. [dis and avoučk.]
Now night is come, now soon her disarray, To retract profession; to disown.
And in her bed her lay.

Spenser. Thereupon they flatly disavouch
DISARRA'Y, n. s. (from the verb.)

To yield him more obedience or support. 3. Disorder; confusion ; loss of the re

Daniel. gular order of battle.

To Disavo'w. v. a. [dis and avow.] He returned towards the river, to prevent

To disown; to deny knowledge of; to such danger as the disarray, occasioned by the deny concurrence in any thing, or with narrowness of the bridge, might cast upon them. any person.

Hayward. The heirs and posterity of them which yielded Disarray and shameful rout ensue,

the same, are either ignorant thereof, or do wilAnd force is added to the fainting crew. Dryden. fully deny, or stedfastly disavow it.

Spenser 2. Undress.

The English did believe his name was therein DISASSIDU'ITY. 1. si Absence of care abused; which he manifested to be true, by disa or attention.

avowing it openly afterwards. Hayward. The Cecilians kept him back; as very well

To deal in person is good, when a man's face knowing that, upon every little absence or dis

breedeth regard, and generally when a man will assiduity, he should be subject to take cold at his rescrve to himself liberty either to disavow or back.

Wotton.
to expound.

Becor.
DISA'STER. n. s. [desastre, Fr.]

A man that acts below his rank, doth but dis

evow fortune, and seemeth to be conscious of 1. The blast or stroke of an unfavour.

his own want in worth, and doth but teach others able planet.

to envy him.

Bacon. Stars shone with trains of fire, dews of blood He only does his conquest disavow,

And thinks too little what they found too much. Disasters veil'd the sun; and the moist star,

Dryden. Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands,

We are reminded by the ceremony of taking Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. an oath, that it is a part of that obedience which

Sbakspeare. we learn from the gospel, expressly to disavow 2. Misfortune ; grief ; mishap; misery ; all evasions and mental reservations whatsoever. calamity.

Addison's Freebolder. This day black omens threat the brightest fair

DISAVOʻWAL. K. s. [from disavow.] That e'er deserv'd a watchful spirit's care; Denial,

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Then shalt thou be my rock and tower.
To land from a ship; to put on shore.
Disbark the sheep, an offering to the gods.
DISBELIEF. n. s. [from disbelieve.] Re-

Our belief or disbelief of a thing does not alter

The thinking it impossible his sins should be DISBU'RSEMENT. n. s. (deboursement,

being the disbelieving of an eternal truth of
un.
FODT.
med

French.)
1. Act of disbursing or laying out.

The queen's treasure, in so great occasions
of disbursements, is not always so ready, nor so

An earnest disavowel of fear often proceeds Such who profess to disbelieve a future state,
from fear.

Clarissa. are not always equally satisfied with their owa
Dis AvO'WMENT. 1. s. [from disavow.] reasonings.

Atterbury.

From a fondness to some vices, which the doc-
Denial.

trine of futurity rendered uneasy, they brought
As touching the Tridentine history, his holi-

themselves to doubt of religion; or, out of a
ness will not press you to any disavowment
thereof.

Wotton.

vain affectation of seeing farther than other men,
pretended to disbelieve it.

Rogers.
To DisaU'THORIZE. v. a. [dis and au-

Disbeliever. n. s. (from disbelieve. )
ibarize.) To deprive of credit or au.

One who refuses belief; one who de.
thority.

nies any position to be true.
The obtrusion of such particular instances
as these, are insufficient to disautborise a note

An humble soul is frighted into sentiments,

because a man of great name pronounces heresy grounded upon the final intention of nature.

Wotton.

upou the contrary sentiments, and casts the disa
believer out of the church.

Watts
To DISBA'ND. V. a. [dis and band.)
1. To dismiss from military service; to

To Disbe'xCH. v. a. [dis and bencb.

To drive from a seat. break up an army ; to dismiss soldiers

Sir, I hope
from their colours.

My words disbench'd you not?
They disbanded themselves, and returned every -No, sir; yet oft,
man to his own dwelling.

Knolles' History

When blows have made me stay, I fled froma
Pythagoras bids us in our station stand,

words.

Sbakspeare.
Til God, our general, shall us disband. TO DISBRA'NCH. v. a. [dis and branch.)

Denban,
I am content to lead a private life;

To separate, or break off, as a branch
Disband my army to secure the state. Drorden.

from a tree.
Bid him disband his legions.

Ad lison's Cuto.

She that herself will sliver and disbranch 2. To spread abroad ; to scatter.

From her maternal sap, perforce must wither,

And come to deadly use. Sbaksp: King Lear.
Some imagine that a quantity of water, suffi-
eient to make such a deluge, was created upon

Such as are newly planted need not be disa
that occasion; and, when the business was done,

brancbed till the sap begins to stir, that so the all disbanded again, and annihilated. Woodeward.

wound may be healed without the scar. To DISBA'ND. V.m.

Evelyn's Kalendar. 1. To retire from military service; to se

TO DISBU'D. v.a. [With gardeners. ] TO parate ; to break up.

take away the branches or sprigs newly
Our navy was upon the point of disbanding, T. 'Disbu’rden. v. a. (dis and burden. ]

put forth, that are ill placed. Dict.
and
The rang’d pow'rs

1. To ease of a burden ; to unload.
Disband
, and wand'ring, each his several way

The river, with ten branches or streams, dis

Milton. burdens himself within the Persian sea.
The common soldiers, and inferior officers,

Peacbam on Drawing.
should be fully paid upon their disbanding,

Disburden'd heav'n rejoic'd.

Milton
Clarendon.
Wereit not for some small remainders of piety

2. To disencuinber, discharge, or clear.
and virtue, which are yet left scattered among

They removed either by casualty and tempest, mankind, human society would in a short space

or by intention and design; either out of lucre disband and run into confusion, and the earth

of goid, or for the disburdening of the countries would grow wild and become a forest. Tillotson.

surcharged with multitudes of inhabitants. 2. To be dissolved.

Hale's Origin of Mankind.

We shall disburden the piece of those hard
While rocks stand,
And rivers stir, thou canst not shrink or quail;

shadowings, which are always ungraceful.
Yea, when both rocks and all things shall dis-

Dryden's Dufresnoy.
3. To throw off a burden.
Better yet do I live, that though by my thoughts

I be plunged
To Dis Ba'rK. V. a. [debarquer, French.]

Herbert. Into my life's bondage, I yet may disburden a
passion.

Sidney.

Lucia, disburden all thy cares on me,
Together sail'd they, fraught with all the

And let me share thy most retir'd distress.

Addison's Cato.
And, when occasion serv'd, disbarked them.

TO DISBU’rden.v.n. To ease the mind.

TO DISBUʻRSE. v. a. [debourser, Fr.]
The ship we moor on these obscure abodes;

Fairfax. To spend or lay out money.

Money is not disbursed at once, but drawn into
Pope's Odyssey.

a long length, by sending over now twenty thou-
sand, and next half year ten thousand pounds.

Spenser.
Nor would we deign him burial for his men,

Till he disburs'd ten thousand dollars. Sbaksp.
Tillotson.

As Alexander received great sums, he was no
less generous and liberal in disbursing of them.

Arbuthnot on Coins.

many

Pursues.

band,

things
To service done by land that might belong,

fusal of credit ; denial of belief.

the nature of the thing.

To DisBEli’eve. v.a. [dis and believe.]

Not to credit ; not to hold true.
forgiven, though he should be truly penitent, is
a su, but rather of infidelity chan despair; it

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plentiful, as it can spare so great a sum tangen 3. To distinguish.
ther.

Spenser's Ireland.

To discern such buds as are fit to produce 2. Sum spent.

blossoms, from such as will display themselves DISBU'RSER. 17. 5. (from disburse.] One but in leaves, is no difficult matter. Boyle. that disburses.

4. To make the difference between.
DISCALCEATED. adj. [discalceatus, They follow virtue for reward to-day;

To-morrow vice, if she give better pay;
Latin.] Stripped of shoes.

We are so good, or bad, just at a price;
DISCALCE A'TION. n. s. [from discalce-

For nothing else discerns the virtue or vice.
ated.] The act of pulling off the shoes.

Ben Jonson. The custom of discalceation, or putting off To DISCE'RN. v. n. their shoes, at meals, is conceived to have been

1. To make distinction. done, as by that means keeping their beds clean.

Great part of the country was abandoned to Brozon's Vulgar Errours.

the spoils of the soldiers, who not troubling To DISCA'NDY. V. n. [dis and candy. ] themselves to discern between a subject and a To dissolve; to melt. Hanmer. rebel, whilst their liberty lasted, made indiffer 'The hearts rently profit of both.

Hayward. That spaniel'd me at heels, to whom I gave

The custom of arguing on any side, even Their wishes, do discandy, melt their

sweets against our persuasions, dims the understanding, On blossoming Cæsar.

Sbakspeare.

and makes it by degrees lose the faculty of disa TO DISCAʻRD. V. a. [dis and carit.] cerning between truth and falsehood. Locke. 1. To throw out of the hand such cards 2. To have judicial cognizance. Not in

as are useless.
2. To dismiss or eject from service or

It discerneth of forces, frauds, crimes various of

stellionate, and the incohations :owards crimes employment.

capital, not actually perpetrated. Bacon. These men being certainly jewels to a wise

Disc E'RNER. n. s. [from discern.]
man, considering what wonders they were able
to perform, yet were discarded by that unworthy

1. Discoverer; he that descries.
prince, as not wortthy the holding. Sidurcy.

"Twas said they saw but one; and no disTheir captains, if they list, discard whom they please, and send away such as will perhaps will

Durst wag his tongue in censure. Sbakspeare. ingly be rid of that dangerous and hard service. 2. Judge ; one that has the power of dis

Spenser's State of Ireland. tinguishing. Should we own that we have a very imperfect He was a great observer and discerner of idea of substance, would it not be hard to charge men's natures and humours, and was very dex: us with discarding substance out of the world? terous in compliance, where he found it useful. Locke.

Clarendor, Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and How unequal discerners of truth they are, and is always therefore represented as blind.

easily exposed unto errour, will appear by their Addison's Guardian. unqualified intellectuals. Brown's Vil. Err. They blame the favourites, and think it no DISCE'RNIBLE. adj.

[from discern.) thing extraordinary that the queen should be at an end of her patience, and resolve to discard

Discoverable; perceptible; distinguishthem.'

able ; apparent.

Swift.
I do not conceive why a sunk discarded party,

It is indeed a sin of so gross, so formidable a who neither expect nor desire more than a quiet

bulli, that there needs no help of opticks to life, should be charged with endeavouring to in

render it discernible, and therefore I need not fartroduce popery.

Swift.

ther expatiate on it. Government of the Tongue. DISCA'RNATE. adj. [dis and caro, flesh;

All this is easily discernible by the ordinary discourses of the understanding,

South, scarnato, Ital.] Stripped of flesh. DISCE'RNIBLENESS, n. s. [from discer

"Tis better to own a judgment, though but with a curta suppellex of coherent notions than

nible.] Visibleness. a memory like a sepulchre, furnished with a load

DISCERNIBLY, adu. [from discernible.] of broken and discarnate bones. Glanville.

Perceptibly; apparently,
To DISCA'se. v.a. [dis and case.] To

Consider what doctrines are infused discernibly strip; to undress.

among christians, most apt to obstruct or inter, Fetch me the hat and rapier in

rupt the christian life.

Hammond, cell:

my
I will discase me, and myself present. Shaksp.

DISCE'RNING. part. adj. [from dištern.]
To DISCE’RN. v. a. [discerno, Latin.]

Judicious; knowing

This hath been maintained not only by warm 1. To descry; to see; to discover.

enthusiasts, but by cooler and more discerning And behold among the simple ones, I dis heads.

Atterbury. cerned among the youths a young man void of DisceľRNINGLY. adv. [from discerning.) understanding.

Proverbs. 2. To judge; to have knowledge of by

Judiciously; rationally; acutely.

These two errours Ovid has most discerningly comparison:

avoided.
What doth better become wisdom than to dis Disc E'RNMENT. n. s. [from discern.]
cern what is worthy the loving. Sidney. Judgment; power of distinguishing,

Does any here know me? This is not Lear:
Does Lear walk thus, speak thus? Where are

A reader that wants discernment, loves and

admires the characters and actions of men in a his eyes? Either his motion weakens, or his disccrrings

wrong place. Are lethargied.

Sbakspeare,

TO DISCERP, v.a. (discorpo, Lac.] To You should be xul'd and led

tear in pieces; to break; to destroy by By some discretion, that discerns your state

separation of its parts.

Dict. Better than you yourself, Shaksp. King Lear, Dışce'RPTIBLE, adj, [from discerp.]

Garth.

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Frangible; separable ; liable to be die of his duty, there would be no place left for the stroyed by the disunion of its parts.

coinmon offices of society.

L'Estrange. What is most dense, and least porous, will be

When they have taken a degree, and are conmost coherent and least disçerptible. Glansille.

sequently grown a burden to their friends, who Matter is moveable, this immoveable; matter

now think themselves fully discharged, they get disple, this indiscerptible. Mcre.

into orders as soon as they can. Swift. DISCER PTIBILITY. x. s. [from discerp- 9. To clear from an accusation or crime; tible.] Liableness to be destroyed by

to absolve: with of.

They wanted not reasons to be discharged of

all blame, who are confessod to have no great DISCERPTION. n. s. [from discerp.] The

fault, even by their very word and testimony, act of pulling to pieces, or destroying in whese eres no fruit of ours hath ever hitherto by disgniting the parts.

been esteemed to be small.

Hooket. T. DISCHARGE,' v. a. (décharger, They are imprudent enough to discharge themFrench.

selves of this blunder, by laying the contradiction at Virgil's door.

Drydet 1. To disburden; to exonerate; to free

10. To perform ; to execute.
from any load or inconvenience.
How rich in humble poverty is he,

Had I a hundred tongues, a wit so large
Who leads a quiet country life;

As could their hundred offices discharge.

Dryden's Fables. Disebargd of business, void of strife! Dryden. 2. To unload ; to disembark.

11. To put away ; to obliterate; to deI will convey them by sea in floats, unto the

stroy. place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause

It is done by little and little, and with many them to be disebarged

Kings.
essays; but all this dischargeth not the wonder.

Bacon's Natural History. 3. To throw off any thing collected or Trial would also be made in her bs poisonous

accumulated; to give veni to any thing; and purgative, whose ill quality perhaps may be to let fly. It is used of any thing vio disibarged, or attempered, by setting stronger lent or sudden.

poisons or purgatives by them.

Bacon. Mounting his eyes,

12. To divest of any office or employH: did disebarge a horrible oath. Sbakspeare. ment; to dismiss from service : as, he

Infected minds
To their death pillows will discharge their secrets.

discharged his steward; the soldier was Sbakspeare's Macbeth.

discharged. Ner were those blust'ring brethren left at

13. To dismiss; to release; to send

away from any business or appointment. On seas and shores their fury to discharge.

Discharge your pow'rs unto their several couu

Dryden's Ovid. ties.
Scon may kind heav'n a sure relief provide;

Sbakspeare.

When Cæsar would have discharged the senate, Soon may your sire discharge the vengeance

in regard of a dream of Calphurnia, this man And all your wrongs the proud oppressors rue.

told him, he hoped he would not dismiss the

senatę till his wife had dreamed a better dream. Pope's Odyssey:

Bacon. Discharge thy shafts; this ready bosom rend. 14. To emit.

Pope's Statius.

The matter being suppurated, I opened an in

flamed tubercle in the great angle of the left A conceit runneth abroad, that there should be a white powder, which will discharge a piece

eye, and discharged a well-concocted matter.

Wiseman's Surgery. The galleys also did oftentimes, out of their

Bacon. To DISCHA'RGE, V. n. To dismiss itprow's, discharge their great pieces against the

self; to break up.

The cloud, if it were oily or fatty, would not We disebarged a pistol, and had the sound DISCHARGE. n. s. (from the verb.]

Bacon's Natural History. returned upon us fifty-six times, though the air

Addison on Italy.

1. Vent; explosion; emission, S.

As the heat of all springs is owing to subter.

raneous tire, so wherever there are any extraorSbakspeare.

dinary discharges of this fire, there also are the neighbouring springs hotter than ordinary.

Woodward. 2. Matter vented. Dryden's Ftvenal.

Tne hæmorrhage boing stopped, the next oce currence is a thin serous disobarge.

Sharp commodities will pay for, we contract debris ber 3. Disruption ; evanescence.

Mark' the discharge of the little cloud upon

glass or gems, or blades of swords, and you shall Locke. see it ever break up first in the skirts, and last in the middle.

Bacon's Natural History: 4. Dismission from an oflice : as, the go

vernour solicited his discharge.
Slakspeare. 5. Release from an obligation or penalty.

He warns
Us, haply too secure of our discharge

From penalty, because from death releas'd
Milton. Sore days.

Milton. 6. Absolution from a crime.

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Koles' History:

was folly.
To clear a debt by payment.
Death of one person can be paid but once,
And that she has disebarged.

Now to the horrors of that uncouth place
He passage begs with unregarded pray'r,
And wants two farthings to discharge his

fare.
When foreign trade imports more than our
Fond sea; and those are paid with money, when

they will not take ou goods to discharge them, 6. To send away a creditor by payment.

If he had
The present money to discbarge the Jew;
He would not take it.
7. To clear a debtor.

A grateful mind
By awing oxes not, but still pays; at once
3. To set free froin obligation.

Fone man's faule could discharge another man

Indebted and disebargd.

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