''Tis true,

2. To proclaim; to declare by a publick 3. To exceute; to discharge. act.

May one, that is a herald and a prince, This is true glory and renown, when God Do a fair message to his kingly ears! Sbaksp. Looking on th' earth, with approbation marks

Pindarus is come The just man, and divulges him through heav'n To do you salutation from his master. Sbaksp. To all his angels, who with true applause

The jury prayed of the senate a guard, that Recount his praises.

Milton. they might do their consciences. Bacon. Divu'LGER. n. s. [from divulge.) A 4. To cause. This structure is obsolete.

publisher; one that exposes to publick A fatal plague which many did to dye. view.

Spenser, I think not any thing in my letters could tend Nought can quench mine inly flaming side, so much to my reproach, as the odious divulg

Nor sea of liquor cold, nor lake of mire, ing of them did to the infamy of the divulgers.

Nothing but death can do me to respire.
King Charles.

Fairy Queer. DivU'LSION. n. s. (divulsio, Lat.] The 5.

To transact. act of plucking away.

The thing was not done in a corner. Ads. Aristotle, in his Ethicks, takes up the conceit 6. To produce any effect to another. of the beaver, and the divulsion of his testicles. If he did not care whether he had their love

Brown's Vulgar Errours. or no, he waved indifferently 'twixt doing thema To Di’ZEN. v.a. [This word seems cor neither good nor harm.

Sbaésp. rupted from dighi.) To dress; to deck;

Thou hast, Sebastian, done good feature shanie. to rig out. A low word.


If there be any good thing to be done,
Your ladyship lifts up the sash to be seen!
For sure I had dizen'd you out like a queen.

That may to thee du ease, and grace to me,
Speak to me.


I did Di'ZZARD.

so; nor was it in vain: 9. n. s. [from dizzy.) A block

She did me right, and satisfied my vengeance. head; a fool. Dict.

Rowe. Di’zziness. n. s. [from dizzy.] Giddi You do her too much honour: she hath neiness; whirl in the head.

ther sense nor taste, if she dares to refuse you. Fixed seriousness heats the brain in some to

Swift distraction, and causeth an aching and dizziness 7. To have recourse to; to practise as the in sounder heads.


last effort : commonly in the form of a DIZZY. adj. [disi, dirig, Saxon.! passionate interrogation. 1. Giddy; vertiginous ; having in the What will ye do in the end thereof? Jerem. head the sensation of tarning round. 8. To perform for the benefit or hurt of All on a sudden miserable pain

another. Surpris'd thee, dim chine eyes, and dizzy swam I know what God will do for me.

Samuel. In darkness.


Acts of mercy done to the poor, shall be ac2. Causing giddiness.

cepted and rewarded as done to our Saviour himHow fearful self.

Atterbury, And dizzy'tis to cast one's eye so low! Shaksp. 9. To exert; to put forth. 3. Giddy; thoughtless.

Do thy diligence

to come shortly unto me. What followers, what retinue canst thou

2 Timotby. gain? Qr at thy heels the dizzy multitude,

10. To manage by way of intercourse or Longer than thou canst feed them on thy cost?

dealing; to have business; to deal. Milton.

I have bean deterred by an indisposition from To Di’zzy. v. a. [from the adjective.]

having much to do with steams of so dangerous a

Boyle. To whirl round; to inake giddy.

What had I to do with kings and courts? Not the dreadful spout,

My humble lot had cast me far beneath them. Which shipmen do the hurricano call,

Rowe. Shall dizzy with more clamour Neptune's ear 11. To gain; to effect by influence. In his descent, than shall my prompted sword Falling on Diomede.

It is much that a jest with a sad brow will do

Sbaksp. with a fellow that never had the ache in bis To divide him inventorially, would dizzy the shoulders. arithmetick of memory.

Sbaksa: Shaksp. His

queen, notwithstanding she had presented TO DO. V. a. Thou dost, he doth or does ;

him with divers children, and with a crown also, preter, did ; part. pass. done. [don, Sax.

though he would not acknowledge it, could do doen, Dutch.)

nothing with him.

Bacos. 2. To practise or act any thing good or

12. To make any thing what it is nof.

Off with the crown, and with the crown his bad.

Thou hast done evil above all that were before And whilst we breathe, take him to do him thee.

1 Kings.

Sbaksp. Flee evil, and do good.


13. To finish ; to end. 2. To perform; to achieve. They help, who hurt so small;

Which he intends for Lear and for Cordelia, And he hath nothing done, that dotb not all. The battle done, and they within our power;


Shall never see his pardon. Learn to live well, that thou mayst die so too!


Go to the reading of some part of the New To live and die is all we have to do. Denham. Testament, not carelessly, or in haste, as if you What is the reason a man's arm won't smile

had a mind to have done; but attentively, as to and frown, and do all the intellectual

postures of

be able to give some account of what you have the countenance ? Collier. read




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think himself safe, unless you be his good angel, Dock, n. s. (docca, Saxon.] A plant; a

Giganrick hinds, as soon as work was done, If any thing in the world deserve our serious
To their huge pots of boiling pulse would run. study and consideration, those principles of relia
Dryden. gion do.

Tilletson. 14. To conclude; to settle.

Take all things which relax the veins; for
They did their work and din'd. Prior. what does so, prevents too vigorous a motion
When all is done, there is no man can serve his through the arteries.

Arbuthnet. own interest better than by serving God. Tillots. 8. Do is a word of vehement command, 15. To put.

or earnest request : as, belp ine, do;
Why, Warwick, who should do the duke to make haste, do

Sbaksp. If thou hast lost thy land, do not also loose thy
The lord Aubrey Vere

constancy; and if thou must die a little sooner.
Was done to death.

yet do not die impatiently.

16. The phrase, what to do with, signi -Loose me.-I will free thee.
fies how to bestow; what use to make -Do, and I'll be thy slave.

of; what course to take; how to em 9. To Do is put before verbs sometimes
way to get rid of.

expletively :

; as, I do love, or I love; I Men are many times brought to that extre did love, or I loved. mity, that if it were not for God, they would not The Turks do acknowledge God the Father, know ubat to do do with themselves, or how to creator of heaven and earth, being the first Pero enjoy themselves for one hour. Tillotson. son in the Trinity, though they deny the rest.

Bacon's Holy War. :. To act or behave in any manner well

This just reproach their virtue does excite. or ill.

Unto this day they do after the former man-

Expletives their fieble aid do juin.
Ders: they fear not the Lord, neither do they

10. Sometimes emphatically: ds, I do bute after the law and commandment which the Lord

bim, but will not wrong him. commanded the children of Jacob. 2 Kings.

Perdition catch my soul As every prince should govern as he would

But I do love thee; and when I love thee not, desire to be governed, so every subject ought to

Chaos is come again.

Shakipo obey as he would desire to be obeyed, according 11. Sometimes by way of opposition: as, to the maxim of doing 25 we would be done by. I did love him, but scorn him now. Temple. To Doat. V.n.

See To Dore. 2. To make an end; to conclude : only DO’CIBLE. adj. [docilis, Lat.) Tractain the compound preterit. You may ramble a whole day, and every mo

ble; docile ; easy to be taught. ment discover something new; but when you

The asinine feast of sow-thistles

and brambles have dear, you will have but a confused notion

is commonly set before them, as all the food and

entertainment of their tenderest and most docible

Spectator. 3. To cease to be concerned with; to


Milton. Do'cIBLENESS. cease to care about; to desist from no.

n. s. [from docihle. ] tice or practice : only in the compound

Teachableness; docility; readiness to preterit.

learn. No men would make use of disunited parties

I might enlarge commendation of the noble to destroy one body, unless they were sure to

hound, as also of the docibleness of dogs in ge

neral. master them when they had done witb them.

Walton's Angler. I have done with Chaucer, when I have an

Stilling fleet.

DO'CILE, adj. [clocilis, Latin.)

1. Teachable ; easily instructed; tractaWe have not yet done with assenting to propo


ble. sitions at first hearing, and understanding their

Dogs soon grow accustomed to whatever they

are taught, and, being docile and tractable, are

Locke. Having done with such amusements, we give

very useful.

Ellis' Voyage. up what we cannot disown.

2. With to before the thing taught. 4. To fare; to be with regard to sickness

Pope. Soon docile to the secret acts of ill,
With smiles I could betray, with temper kill.

Good woman, how dast thou?
The better that it pleases your good wor-

Doci'lity. n, s. [docilité, Fr. from do

cilitas, Latin.] Aptness to be taught; Sbaksp.

readiness to learn. Cone, 'tis no matter; we shall do without

All the perfection they allowed his under. You would do well to prefer a bill against all


standing was aptness and docility, and all that
they attributed to his will was a possibility to be

What is more admirable than the fitness of

every creature for use i the docility of an ele-
phant, and the insitiency of a cames for travell-
ing in desarts?



The species are seventeen, ten of which
wild, several of them being used in medecine;
and the sort called the oriental burdock, is said
to be the true rhubarb.

Nothing teems
But hateful docks, rough thistles, kec'usies, burs,
Losing both beauty and utility:


of the place.

swered some objections.


or health,

abip to ask. 5. To succeed; to fulfil a purpose.

kings and parliaments since the conquest ; and, , that won't do, challenge the crown. 6. To deal with.

No man, who hath to do with the king, will and 3. To Do is used for any verb, to save the Tepetition of the word : as, I shall but if I do not go away; that is, if I Thus painters Cupids paint, thus poets do A naked god, blind, young, with arrows two,


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My love for gentle Dermot faster grows pleasure the vehicle of health is a doctor at it in Than you tall dock that rises to thy nose:

good earnest.

Collier. Cut down the dock, 'cwill sprout again; but In truth, nine parts in ten of those who recoknow,

vered, owed their lives to the strength of nature Love rooted out, again will never grow, Swift. and a good constitution, while such a one hapDOCK. n. s.

pened to be the doctor.

Swift. 3. The stump of the tail, which remains 4. Any able or learned man. after docking.

The simplest person, that can but apprehend 2. The solid part of the tail.

and speak sense, is as much judge of it as the

greatest doctor in the school.Digby of Bedies. The tail of a great rhinoceros is not well de

To Doʻctor. v. a. [from the noun.] scribed by Bontius. The dock is about half an inch thick, and two inches broad, like an apo

To physick; to cure; to treat with thecary's spatula.

Grew's Museum.

medicines. A low word. Dock, n.s. [as some imagine, of dextrov.] Do'CTORAL. adj. [doctoralis, Lat.] Re

A place where water is let in or out at lating to the degree of a doctor. pleasure, where ships are built or laid Do'cTORALLY. adv. [from doctoral.] up:

In manner of a doctor. The boatswain and mariner may bring reli The plıysicians resorted to him to touch his gion to what dock they please.

Houel. pulse, and consider of his disease doctorally at There are docks for their gallies and men of

their departure.

Hakekill. war, as well as work-houses for all land and ra Do ́CTORSHIP. n. s. [from doctor.] The val preparations.

Addison. rank of a doctor. To Dock. v. a. [from dock, a tail.]

From a scholar he became a fellow, and then 1. To cut off a tail.

the president of the college, after he had received 2. To cut any thing short.

all the graces and degrees, the proctorship and
the doctorship.

One or two stood constant centry, who docked
all favours handed down ; and spread a huge in- DOCTRI'NAL. adj. [doctrina, Latin.)
visible net between the prince and subject,

1. Containing doctrine, or something forthrough which nothing of value could pass. mally taught.

Swift. The verse naturally affords us the doctrinal 3. To cut off a reckoning; to cut off an

proposition, which shall be our subject. South. entail.

2. Pertaining to the act or means of teach4. To lay the ship in a dock.

ing. Do'cket. n. s. A direction tied upon

To this end the word of God no otherwise

serveth, than only in the nature of a doctrinal goods; a summary of a larger writing. instrument.


What special property or quality is that,
DOʻCTOR. n.'s. - [dactor, Latin.]

which, being no where found but in sermons, 1. One that has taken the highest degree

maketh them effectual to save souls, and leaveth in the faculties of divinity, law, or phy

all other doctrinal means besides destitute of sick. In some universities they have DOCTRINAL. n. s. Something that is

vital efficacy? doctors of musick. In its original import, it means a man so well versed in

part of doctrine. his faculty, as to be qualified to teach

Not such as assent to every word in scripture,

can be said in doctrinals to deny Christ. Souto, it.

Doctri'NALLY. adv. (from doctrine ]
No woman had it, but a civil doctor,
Who did refuse three thousand ducats of me,

In the form of doctrine; positively, as,
And begg'd the ring.


necessary to be held. Then stood there up one in the council, a

Scripture accommodates itself to common Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of laws.

opinions, and employs the usual forms of speech,

without delivering any thing doctrinally concern.
ing these points.

2. A man skilled in any profession.
Then subtle doctors scriptures made their pride,

Doʻctrine. n. s. [doctrina, Latin.] Casuists, like cocks, struck out each other's eyes.

1. The principles or positions of any sect

Denbam. or master ; that which is taught. Each proselyte would vote his doctor best,

To make new articles of faith and doctrine, With absolute exclusion to the rest. Drgden.

no man thinketh it lawful: new laws of governe 3. A physician; one who undertakes the ment, what church or commonwealth is there cure of diseases.

which maketh not, either at one time or other By med'cine life may be prolong'd, yet death Will seize the doctor too.


Ye are the sons of clergy, who bring all their How does your patient, doctor ?

doctrines fairly to the light, and invite men with Not so sick, my lord,

freedom to examine them.

As she is troubled with thick coming fancies.

That great principle in natural philosophy is

the doctrine of gravitation, or mutual tendency Children will not take those medicines from

of all bodies toward each other.

Watts. the doctor's hand, which they will from a nurse

2. The act of teaching. or mother.

Gov. of Tongue.

He said unto them in his doctrine.
To 'pothecaries let the learn'd prescribe, DO'CUMENT. n. s. [documentum, Latin.)
That men may die without a double bribe; Precept; instruction; direction.
Let them, but under their superiors, kill,
When doctors first have sign’d the bloody bill.

It is a most necessary instruction and document

for them, that as her majesty made them dispen

Dryden. sators of her favour, so it behoveth them to shew He that can cure by recreation, and make themselves equal distributors.




Bacon .


Learners should not be too much crowded • which no more than one can get in at a time. with a heap or multitude of documents or ideas at

Swift, one time.

Watts. Do'DKIN. n. s. [duytken, Dutch.] A doit2. Precept, in an ill sense; .a precept in kin, or little doit; a contemptuous

solently authoritative, magisterially dog. name for a low coin.
, solemnly trifling

I would not buy them for a dedkin,
Gentle insinuations pierce, as oil is the most

Lily's Grammar construed.
penetrating of all liquors; but in magisterial do DO'DMAN. 7. s. The name of a fish.
caments men think themselves attacked, and stand Fish that çast their shell are the lobster, the
upon their guard. Government of the Tongue. crab, the craw-fish, the hodmandod or dodman,
It is not unnecessary to digest the documents and the tortoise.

of cracking authors into several classes. Harvey. Doe. n. s. [da, Saxon; daa, Danish;
DOʻDDEŘ. 1. s. (touteren, to shoot up, dama, Latin.) A she deer; the female
Dutch. Skinner.)

of a buck.
Dedder is a singular plant: when it first
shoots from the seed it has little roots, which

Then but forbear your food a little while,

While, like a doe, I go to find my fawn, pierce the earth near the roots of other plants;

And give it food. Sbakspeare's As you like it. but the capillaments of which it is formed soon Bucks have horns, does none. Bacon's N. Hist. after clinging about these plants, the roots wi

The fearful doe ther away. From this time it propagates itself And Aying stag amidst they greyhounds go. along the stalks of the plant, entangling itself


Virgil. about them. It has no leaves, but consists of Doe. n. s. [from To do.) A feat; what capillaments or stalks, brownish with a cast of red, which run to great lengths. They have

one has to do; what one can perform. tubercles, which fix them fast down to the plant,

No sooner he does peep into and by means of which they absorb the juices

The world, but he has done his doe. Hudibras. destined for its nourishment.

Hill, DoʻER. n. s. [from To do.) DO'DDERED. adj. (from dodder.) Over- 1. One that does any thing good or bad. grown with dodder; covered with su

So foul a thing, O! 'thou injustice art, percrescent plants.

That tort'rest both the doer and distrest. Daniel. Near the earth a laurel grew,

It'may be indeed a publick crime, or a na, Dodder'd with age, whose boughs encompass

tional mischief; yet it is but a private act, and

the doer of it may chance to pay his head for The household gods, and shade the holy ground.

his presumption.

The peasants were enjoind
Dryden's Æneid.

2. Actor; agent.

Sith thus far we open the things that have Sere-wood, and firs, and dodder'd oaks to find.

been done, let not the principal doers themselves Dryden's Fables. be forgotten.

Hooker, DODECACON. 9. s. [dwdira and ywvíz.) 3. Performer,

One judgeth the prize to the best doer, of which DODECATE MOʻRION.4.s. (nadoxalmpuópsov.]

they are no less glad than great princes are of triumphs.

Sidney. "Tis dodecatanerion thus describ'd:

4. An active, or busy, or valiant person. Thrice ten degrees, which every sign contains,

Fear not my lord, we will not stand to prate;
Let twelve exhaust, that not one part remains;

Talkers are no good doers : be assur'd,
It follows streight, that every twelfth confines

We go to use our hands, and not our tongues.

They are great speakers but small dorrs; grea-

To Dopoe. v. n. (probably corrupted s. One that habitually performs or prac-

Knolles' History.
from dog; to shift, and play sly tricks,
like a dog.] The word in all its senses

Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.

Common Prayer. In this we shew ourselves weak, and unapt to be doers of his will, in that we take upon us to be controllers of his wisdom.

Hooks. Does. The third person from do, for dotb.

Though lending to foreigners, upon use, doth not at all alter the balance of trade between those countries, yet it does alter the exchange between those countries.

Locke. To Doff. v.a. [from do off.] The word

is in all its senses obsolete, and scarcely South.

used except by rusticks; yet it is a pure
and commodious word.

To put off dress.

You have deceiv'd our trust,
And made us doff our easy robes of peace,
To crush our old limbs in ungentle steel.

Sbakspeare's Henry IV.
Doff those links.

Milton's Agonistes.

Nature, in awe to him,

Had doff"'d her gaudy trim,
With her great master so to sympathize. Miltona
That judge is hot, and dofs his gown,

Dryden's Juvenal.

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The twelfth part.

Two whole and one half portion of the signs.

is low and vulgar.
1. To use craft; to deal with tergiversa-
tion; to play mean tricks; to use low

If in good offices and due retributions we may
not be pinching and niggardly, it argues an
earthly and ignoble mind, where we have appa-
rently wronged, to higgle and dedge in the

Hale's Contemplation.
The consideration should make men grow
Weary of dodging and shewing tricks with God.
2. To shift place as another approaches.

For he had, any time this ten years full,
Desdig'd with him betwixt Cambridge and the

3. To play fast and loose; to raise expec-
tations and disappoint them.

You know my passion for Martha, and what a dance she has led me; she dodged with me

The chaffering with dissenters, and dodging about this or t'other ceremony, is but like opena ing a few wickets, and leaving

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the chief magistrate of Venice and

Alcides doff's the lion's tawny hide. Rewa Doc. v.a. [from the noun.) To hunt, 2. To strip; to devest of

any thing.

as a dog, insidiously and indefatigably. Why art thou troubled, Herod? What vain

I have dogg'd him like his murtherer. Sbakip. fear

I, his despiteful Juno, sent him forth Thy blood-revolving breast doth move ?

From courtly friends, with camping foes to live, Heaven's king, who doffs himself our flesh to Where death and danger dog the heels of worth. wear,

Sbakspeare. Comes not to rule in wrath, but serve in love.

Sorrow dogging sin,
Crusbaw. Amictions sorted.

Herbert. 3. To put away; to get rid of.

I fear the dread events that dog them both,
Your eye in Scotland

Lest some ill-greeting touch attempt the person Would create soldiers, and make women fight, Of our renowned sister.

Milipa. To dof their dire distresses. Shaksp. Macbeth. These spiritual joys are degged by no sad 4. To shift off; to delay ; to reter to an


Glanville. other time; to put off.

have been pursued, dogged, and way-laid Every day thou doff'st me with some device,

through several nations, and even now scarce Iago; and rather keeps't from 'me all conveni

think myself secure.

Popes ency, than suppliest me with the least advan

Hate dogs their rise, and insult mocks their

fall. Cage of hope. Sbakspeare's Oibello.

Vanity of Human Wisbes

. Away, I will not have to do with you

DOG-FISHER. no se [dog and fisher.) A Canst thou so doff me? Sbakspeare

kind of fish. DOG. a. s. [doggbe, Dutch; canis, Lat.) The dogafisher is good against the falling sick1. A domestic animal remarkably various DOG-TEETH. n. s. [dog and teetb.] The in his species ; comprising the mastiff,

teeth in the buman head next to the the spaniel, the bull-dog, the greyhound, the hound, the terrier, the cur,

grinders ; the eye-teeth. with many others. The larger sort are

The best instruments for dividing of herbs

are incisor-teech; for cracking of hard substanused as a guard : the less for sports, ces, as bones and nuts, grinders, or mill teeth; Such smiling rogues as these sooth every pas for dividing of flesh, sharp-pointed or dogteetó. sion :

Arbuthnot on Aliments

. Renege, affirm, and turn their halcyon beaks DOG-TRICK. n.8. [dog and trick.) An ill With ev'ry gale and vary of their masters,

turn; surly or brutal treatment. As knowing naught, like dogs, but following.

Learn better manners, or I shall serve you a Shaksp, King Lear. Why should we not think a watch and pistol

dog-trick; I'll make you know your rider. as distinct species one from another, as a horse

Dryden's Don Sebastian. and a dog?


DoʻGBANE. n. s. [dog and bane. ] A piant. The clamour roars of men, and boys and dogs.

Thomson. DOGBERRY-Tree. n. S. A kind of cherry. 2. A constellation called Sirius, or Ca. DoʻGBOLT. n. s. [dog and bolt.) of this

nicula, rising and setting with the sun word I know not the meaning, unless it during the canicular days, or dogdays. be, that when meal or flower is sifted or

Among the southern constellations, two there bolted to a certain degree, the coarser are who bear the name of the dog; the one in part is called degbolt, or flower for dogs. sixteen degrees latitude, containing on the left

His only solace was, that now
thigh a star of the first magnitude, usually called His dogbolt fortune was so low,
Procyon, or Anticanus. Brown's Vulg: Errours. That either it must quickly end,
It parts the twins and crab, the dog divides Or turn about again, and mend.

And Argo's keel that broke the frothy tides. DOʻGBRIAR. n. s. [dog and briar.] The

Creecb. 3. A reproachful name for a man.

briar that bears the hip; the cynosbaton. I never heard a passion so confus'd,

DoʻGCHEAP. adj. [dog and cheap.] Cheap So strange, outrageous, and so variable,

as dog's meat; cheap as the offal bought As the dog Jew did utter in the streets. Shaksp. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers. Good store of harlots, say you, and deg heap?

Pbilippians. 4. To give or send to the Dogs; to throw DoʻGDAYS, n. s. [dog and days.] The

away. To go to the Dogs; to be ruined, days in which the dogstar rises and sets destroyed, or de voured.

with the sun, vulgarly reputed unHad whole Colepeper's wealth been hops and wholesome.

hogs, Could he himself have sent it to the dogs ? Pope.

Nor was it more in his power to be without 5. It is used as the terın for the male of

promotion and titles, than for a healthy man to

sit in the sun, in the brightest dogdays, and rem several species : as, the dog fox, the dog

main without warmth. otter.

DoʻGD'RAW. n. s. [dog and draw.) A If ever I thank any man, I'll thank you; but 'that they call compliments is like the encounter

manifest deprehension of an offender of two dog apes.

against venison in the forest, when he is The same ill taste of sense will serve to join

found drawing after a deer by the scent Dog foxes in the yoke, and sheer the swine.

of a hound which he leads in his hand.

Dryden. 6. Dog is a particle added to any thing, to DOGE. 7. 5. (doge, Italian.] The title of

mark meanness, or degeneracy, or worthlessness: as, dog rose.


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