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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 This structure is obsolete.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.
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,
That may to thee du ease, and grace 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.
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
be able to give some account of what you have the countenance ? Collier. read
As for this mercy,
To Do, V.1.
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
Tilletson. 14. To conclude; to settle.
Take all things which relax the veins; for
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;
Sbaksp. If thou hast lost thy land, do not also loose thy
constancy; and if thou must die a little sooner.
; 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.
Expletives their fieble aid do juin.
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
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
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,
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
every creature for use i the docility of an ele-
The species are seventeen, ten of which
of the place.
swered some objections.
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,
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:
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.
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
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
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,
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 ]
In the form of doctrine; positively, as,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would not buy them for a dedkin,
Lily's Grammar construed.
of a buck.
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.
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;
Talkers are no good doers : be assur'd,
We go to use our hands, and not our tongues.
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
To put off dress.
You have deceiv'd our trust,
Sbakspeare's Henry IV.
Nature, in awe to him,
Had doff"'d her gaudy trim,
The twelfth part.
Two whole and one half portion of the signs.
is low and vulgar.
If in good offices and due retributions we may
For he had, any time this ten years full,
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
their a-jar, by
above thirty years.
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
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,
Herbert. 3. To put away; to get rid of.
I fear the dread events that dog them both,
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
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.