[blocks in formation]

TA'BER D. m. s. [taberda, low Lat. tabard, Fr.] A long gown; a herald's coat: sometimes written tabard. TA'BER DER. m. s. [from taberd.] who wears a long gown. TA'BERNAcLE. m. s. [tabernacle, Fr. tabernaculum, Lat.] 1. A temporary habitation; a casual dwell

ing. They sudden rear'd Coelestial tabernacles, where they slept Faun'd with cool winds. Milton's Par. Lost. 2. A sacred place; a place of worship. The greatest conqueror did not only compose his divine odes, but set them to musick : his works, though consecrated to the tabernacle, hecame the national entertainment, as well as the devotion of his people. Addison. To TABERNAcLE. v. n. [from the noun.] To enshrine; to house. The word was made flesh, and tabernacled amongst us, and we beheld his glory. John, i. 14. TABID. adj. [tabide, Fr. tabidus, Lat.] Wasted by disease; consumptive. The tapid disposition, or the ulcer or ulcers of the lungs, which are the foundation of this disease, is very different from a diminution of the body, and decay of strength from a mere relaxation. Blackm. In tapid persons milk is the best restorative, being chyle already prepared. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

TA'BIDNEss. n. s. [from tabid.] Consumptiveness; state of being wasted by disease. TA'BLATURE. m. s. [from table.] Painting on walls or ceilings. TABLE. m. s. [table, Fr. tabula, Lat.] 1. Any flat or level surface.

Upon the castle hill there is a bagi:io paved with fair tables of marble. Sandyt.

2. A horizontal surface raised above the ground, used for meals and other purposes.


We may again Give to our tables meat, sleep to our nights. Shak: Help to search my house ; if I find not what I seek, let me for ever be your table sport. Shakesp.


[blocks in formation]

In our heart's table. Shakesp.
All these true notes of immortality
In our heart's table we shall written find. Davies.

l prepar'd to pay, in verses rude, A most detested act of ingratitude: Ev’n this had been your elegy which now Is offer'd for your health, the table of my vow. Dru. There are books extant which the Atheist must allow of as proper evidence; even the mighty volumes of visible nature, and the everlasting tables of right reason; wherein, if they do not wilfully shut their eyes, they may read their own folly written by the finger of God in a much plainer and more terrible sentence than Belshazzar's was by the hand upon the wall. Bentley's Sermons. Among the Romans, the judge or praetor granted administration, not only according to the tables of the testament, but even contrary to those tables. Auliffe's Parergon. By the twelve tables, only those were called into succession of their parents that were in the parent's power. Ayliffe. 6. [Tableau, Fr.] A picture, or any thing that exhibits a view of any thing upon a flat surface. I never lov'd myself, Till now, infix 'd, I beheld myself Drawn in the flattoring table of her eye. Shakesp. His Jalysus or Bacchus he so esteemed, that he had rather lose all his father's images than that table. Peacham. Saint Anthony has a table that hangs up to him from a poor peasant, who fancied the saint had saved his neck. Addison.

[blocks in formation]

10. Draughts; small pieces of wood on squares. - Monsieur the nice, When he plays a tables, chides the dice. 9. We are in the world like men ilaying a to the chance is not in our power, but to to and when it is falleu, we must manage is Can. *

11. To turn the tables. To change o condition or fortune of two conterio, parties: a metaphor taken from the cissitude of fortune at gaming-tahs Thev that are honest would be assart of if the tables were turned. L'Eso

If it be thus, the tables would be turned o but I should only fail in my vain attempt. 1

To TABLE. v. n. [from the noun. I board ; to live at the table of anotha. He lost his kingdom, was driven from tes ciety of men to table with the beasts, audio with oxen. So You will have no notion of delicaries, is table with them; they are all for raik and feeding. Ho

[ocr errors]
[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]
[merged small][ocr errors]

* If vou did but hear the pedlar at the door, you arould never dance again after a tabour and pipe. on Shakesp. Winter Tale.

...'The shepherd knows not thunder from a tabour, *Tore than I know the sound of Marcius' tongue rom every meaner man. Shakesp. Coriolanus. • Some blow the bagpipe up, that plays the coun- try round: he tabour and the pipe some take delight to sound. - Drayton. * Morris dancers danced a maid marian, and a oabour and pipe. Temple. * TA'Bour. v. n. [taborer, old Fr. from *he noun..] To strike lightly and fre—luently. And her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabouring upon their breasts. Nah. ii. 7. A'Bour ER. m. s. [from tabour.] One

who beats the tabour. would I could see this tabourer. Shakesp. A Bou RET. n.s.. [from tabour.] A small tabour. They shall depart the manor before him with “trumpets, tabourets, and other minstrelsy. Spectator.

[ocr errors]

small drum. -. Trumpeters, With brazen din blast you the city's ear, Make mingle with our rattling tabourines, -That heav'n and earth may strike their sounds to- gether, * Applauding our approach. Shak. Antony and Cleop. A'BRERE. m. s. Tabourer. Obsolete. - I saw a shole of shepherds outgo, o Before them yode a lusty tabrere, That to the merry hornpipe plaid, o Whereto they danced. Spenser's Pastorals. 'A' B RET. m. s. A tabour. * Wherefore didst thou steal away, that 1 might have sent thee away with mirth and with tabret? o Gen. xxxi. 27. 'A'BUL.A.R. adj. [tabularis, Lat.] . Set down in the form of tables or sy-- nopses. *. Formed laminae. to All the nodules that consist of one uniform substance were formed from a point, as the crusted ones, nay, and most of the spotted ones, and indeed all whatever except those that are tabular and to plated. Woodward on Fossils. . Set in squares. "o TABULATE. v. a. [tabula, Lat.] ". To reduce to tables or synopses. & To shape with a flat surface. 'A BULATED. adj. [tabula, Lat.] Having a flat surface. . Many of the best diamonds are pointed with six angles, and some tabulated or plain, and square. - Crew's Museum. ACHE. m. s. [from tack.] Any thing taken hold of; a catch; a loop; a button. * . Make fifty taches of gold, and couple the cury tains together with the taches. Erod. xxvi. 6.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

TA'cit. adj. [tacite, Fr. tacitus, Lat.) Silent; implied; not expressed by words. As there are formal and written leagues respective to certain enemies, so is there a natural and tacit confederation amongst all men against the common enemy of human society, pirates. acon's Holy War. In elective governments there is a tacit covenant, that the king of their own making shall make his makers princes. L'Estrange. Captiousness not only produces misbecoming expressions and carriage, but is a tacit reproach of some incivility. ... Locke. TA'citly. adv. [from tacit.) Silently; without oral expression. While they are exposing another's weaknesses, they are tacitly aiming at their own commendations. Addison. Indulgence to the vices of men can never be tacitly implied, since they are plainly forbidden in scripture. Rogers's Sermons. TAcitus RNITY. m. s. staciturnite, Fr. taciturnitas, Lat.] Habitual silence. The secretest of natures Have not more gift in taciturnity. Some women have some taciturnitu, Some nunneries some grains of chastity. Donne. Too great loquacity, and too great taciturnity, by fits. Arbuthnot.

To TAck. v. a. stacher, Breton.] 1. To fasten to anything. It has now a

sense approaching to contempt. Of what supreme almighty pow'r Is thy great arm, which spans the east and west, And tacks the centre to the sphere! Herbert. True freedom you have well defin'd: But living as you list, and to your mind, And loosely tack'd, all must be left behind. Dryd. The symmetry of clothes fancy appropriates to the wearer, tacking them to the body as if they belonged to it. Grew. Frame so as to be covered with the hair-cloth, or a blanket tacked about the edges. Mortimer. They serve every turn that shall be demanded, in hopes of getting some commendam tacked to their sees, to the great discouragement of the inserior clergy. Swift. 2. To join ; to unite; to stitch together. There's but a shirt and an half in all my company; and the half shirt is two napkins tacked together, and thrown over the shoulders like a herald's coat without sleeves. Sha'esp. 1 tacked two plays together for the pleasure of variety. Dryden. To TAck. v. n. [probably from tackle.] To turn a ship. This verserian they construe to be the compass, which is better o the rope that turns the ship; as we say, makes it tack about. Brown's Vulg. Err. Seeing Holland fall into closer measures with us and Sweden, upon the triple alliance, they have tacked some points nearer o Temple. On either side they nimbly tack, Both strive to intercept and guide the wind. Dryd. They give me signs To tack about, and steer another way. TAck. n.s.. [from the verb.] I. A small nail.

2. The act of turning ships at sea. At each tack our little fleet grows less, And, like main'd fowl, swim lagging on the main. Dryden. 3. To hold tack. To last; to hold out. Tack is still retained in Scotland, and denotes hold, or persevering cohesion. Martilmas beefe dooh bear good tacke, When countrey folke do dainties lacke. Tusser. If this twig be made of wood That will hold tack, I'll make the sur Fly 'bout the ears of that old cur. Hudibras. TA'cKLE. m. s. staces, Welsh, an arrow.] 1. An arrow.



The takil emote, and in it went. 2. Weapons; instruments of action. She to her tackle fell, And on the knight let fall a peal Qf blows so fierce, and press'd so home, That he retir’d. Hudibras. Being at work without catching anything, he resolved to take up his tackle and be gone. L’Estr. 3. [Taeckel a rope, Dut..] The ropes of a ship: in a looser sense, all the instruments of sailing. After at sea a tall ship did appear, Made all of heben and white ivory, The sails of gold, of silk the tackle were, Mild was the wind, calm seem'd the sea to be. Spenser.


At the helm A seeming mermaid steers; the silken tackles Swell with the touches of those flower-softhands That yarely frame the office. Shakesp. Thou hast a grim appearance, and thy face Bears a command in't ; though thy tackle's torn, Thou shew'st a noble vessel. Shakesp. Coriolanus A stately ship With all her bravery on, and tackle trim, Sails fill'd, and streamers waving, Courted by all the winds that hold them play. Milt. As for tackle, the Boeotians invented the oar; Daedalus, and his son Icarus, the masts and snils. Heylin, Ere yet the tempest roars Stand to your tackle, mates, and stretch your oars. Dryden. If he drew the figure of a ship, there was not a rope among the tackle that escaped him. Addison's Spectator. TA'ckLED. adj [from tackle..] Made of ropes tacked together. My man shall Bring thee cords, made like a tackled stair, Which to the high top-gallant of my joy Must be my convoy in the secret night. Shakesp. TAckling. m. s. [from tackle.]

1. Furniture of the mast. They wondered at their ships and their tacklings. Abbot. Tackling, as sails and cordage, must beforeseen. and laid up in store. Bacon's Advice to Williers. Red sheets of lightning o'er the seas are spread; Our tackling yield, and wrecks at last *:::: h arth.

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small]

TActile. adj. [tactile, Fr. tactilis, tactum, Lat..] Susceptible of touch. At this proud yielding word She on the scene her tactile sweets presented. Beaumont's Psyche. We have iron, sounds, light, figuration, tactile qualities; some of a more active, some of a more passive nature. Hale. TActility. n.s.. [from tactile.] Perceptibility by the touch. TAction. m. s. [taction, Fr. tactio, Lat.] The act of touching. TA'DPole. m. s. scab toad, and pola a young one, Sax.] A young shapeless frog or toad, consisting only of a body and a tail; a porwiggle. I'll broach the tadpole on my rapier's point. Shak,

[ocr errors]

rfect frog, but a tadpole, without any feet, and having a long tail to swim with. Ray. A black and round substance began to dilate, and after a while the head, the eyes, the tail to be discernable, and at last become what the ancients called gyrinus, we a porwigle or tadpole. Brown's Vulg. Err. TA'EN. The poetical contraction of taken. TA'FFETA. m. s. staffetas, Fr. taffetas, Span.] A thin silk. All hail, the richest beauties on the earth ! -Beauties no richer than rich taffata. Shakesp. Never will I trust to speeches penn'd; Taffata phrases, silken terms precise, Three pil'd hyperboles. Shak. Love's Labour lost. Some think that a considerable diversity of colours argues an equal diversity of nature; but I am not of their mind, for not to mention the changeable taffety, whose colours the philosophers call not real, but apparent. ol. on Colours.

[blocks in formation]

The result is not a

Will you hence Before the tag return, whose rage doth rend Like interrupted waters’ Shakesp. Coriolanus. The tag-rag people did not clap him. and hiss

him. Shakesp. He invited tag, rag, and bob-tail, to the wedding. Estrange.

3. A young sheep. To TAG. v. a. [from the noun.] 1. To fit any thing with an end, or point of metal; as, to tag a lace. 2. To fit one thing with another, appended. His courteous host Tags every sentence with some fawning word, Such as my king, my prince, at least my lord. Dru. 'Tis tagg'd with rhyme, like Berecynthian Atys, The mid-part chimes with art, which never flat is. - - Dryden. 3. The word is here improperly used. Compell'd by you to tag in rhimes The common ssanders of the times. Swift. 4. To join. This is properly to tack. Resistance, and, the succession of the house of Hanover, the whig writers perpetually, tag together. - Swift's Miscellanies. TA'GTAIL. n.s. stag and tail.] A worm which has the tail of another colour. They feed on tag worms and lugges. Carew.

There are other worms: as the marsh and tagtail. Walton.

TAIL. m. s. scagl, Sax.]

1. That which terminates the animal behind; the continuation of the vertebrae of the back hanging loose behind.

Oft have I seen a hot o'er-weening cur Run back and bite, because he was withheld, Who having suffer'd with the near's fell paw, Hath clapt his tail betwixt bis legs, and cry’d. Shakesp. This sees the cub, and does himself oppose, And men and boats his active tail confounds. Waller. The lion will not kick, but will strike such a stroke with his tail, that will break the back of his encounterer. More. Rouz'd by the lash of his own stubborn tail, Our lion now will foreign foes assail. Dryden The tail fin is half a foot high, but underneath level with the tail. Grew.

2. The lower part. The Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above, and not beneath. Deut. xxviii. 13.

Duretus writes a great praise of the distilled water of those tails that hang upon willow trees. Harvey on Consumptions. 4. The hinder part of any thing. With the helm they turn and steer the tail. Butler. 5. To turn tail. To fly; to run away. Would she turn tail to the heron, and fly quite out another way; but all was to return in a higher pitch. Sidney To TAIL. r. n. To pull by the tail. The conqu'ring foe they soon assail'd, First Trulla stav'd, and Cerdon tail'd. Hudibras. TA'iled. adj. [from tail.] Furnished with a tail. Snouted and tailed like a boar, footed like a goat. Grew. TA'ili.A.G.E. m. s. [tailler, Fr.] Taillage originally signifies a piece cut out of the whole; and, metaphorically, a share of a man's substance paid by way of tribute. In law, it signifies a toll or tax. Cowell.

[ocr errors]

Taille, the fee which is opposite to fee-simple, because it is so minced or pared, that it is not in his free power to be disposed of who owns it; but is, by the first giver, cut or divided from all other, and tied to the issue of the donee. This limitation, or taille, is either general or special. Taille general is that whereby lands or tenements are limited to a man, and to the heirs of his body begotten ; and the reason of this term is, because how many soever women the tenant, holding by this title, shall take to his wives, one after another, in lawful matrimony, his issue by them all have a possibility to inherit one after the other. , Taille special is that whereby lands or tenements be limited unto a man and i. wife, and the heirs of their two bodies begotten. Cowell. TA'Iloit. n.s. (tailleur, from tailler, Fr. to cut.] One whose business is to make clothes.

I'll entertain a score or two of tailors, To study fashions to adorn my body. Shak. R III,

Here's an English tailor come for stealing out of a French hose ; come, tailor, you may roast your

goose. Shakesp. The knight came to the tailor's, to take measure of his gown. Camden.

The world is come now to that pass, that the tailor and shoe-maker may cut out what religion they please. Howel. It was prettily said by Seneca, that friendship should not be unript, but unstitcht, though some

what in the phrase of a tailor. Collier. In Covent-garden did a tailor dwell, That sure a place deserv'd in his own hell. King.

[blocks in formation]

3. Any thing hanging long; a catkin.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small]

Distress'd myself, like you, confin'd I live, And therefore can compassion take and give. Dr.

2. To seize what is not given. In fetters one the barking porter ty'd, And took him trembling from his sovereign's so * 3. To receive. No man shall take the nether or the upper a stone to pledge. Deut. Riis."

[ocr errors]

Internal vision taints. Thomson's Spring.

[ocr errors]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]
[ocr errors]

or manner.

The words are more properly taken for the air or aether than the heavens. Raleigh. You take me right, Eupolis; for there is no possibility of an holy war. Bacon's Holy War. I take it, and iron brass, called white brass, hath some mixture of tin to help the lustre. Bacon. Why, now you take me; these are rites That grace love's 3. and crown his nights: These are the motions I would see. Ben Jonson. Give them one simple idea, and see that they take it right, and perfectly comprehend it. . Locke. Charity taken in its largest extent is nothing else but the sincere love of God and our neighbour. -- Wake. t \. To exact.

Take no usury of him or increase. Lev. xxv. 36.

12. To get; to have ; to appropriate. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. Gen. xiv. 21.

13. To use; to employ.
This man always takes time, and ponders things

maturely before he passes his judgment. Watts. 14. To blast; to infect. Strike her young bones, You taking airs, with lameness' Shakesp.

[blocks in formation]

donia. 2 Cor. Before 1 proceed, I would take some breath. Bacon.

His wind he never took whilst the cup was at his mouth, but observed the rule of drinking with one breath. Hakewill. A long sigh he drew, And, his voice failing, took his last adieu. Dryden's Fables. The Sabine Clausus came, And from afar at Dryops took his aim. Dryd. AEn. Her lovers names in order to run o'er, The girl took breath full thirty times and more. Dryden. Heighten’d revenge he should have took; He should have burnt his tutor's book. Prior. The husband's affairs made it necessary for him to take a voyage to Naples. Addison's Spectator. I took a walk in Lincoln's Inn Garden. Tatler. The Carthaginian took his seat, and Pompey entered with great dignity in his own person. %. I am possessed of power and credit, can gratify my favourites, and take vengeance on my enemies. 24. To receive into the mind. When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, they took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus. Acts iv. It appeared in his face, that he took great contentment in this our question; Bacon. Doctor Moore, in his Ethicks, reckons this particular inclination, to take a prejudice against a man for his looks, among the smaller vices in morality, and names it a prosopolepsia. Addis. Spect. A student should never satisfy himself with bare attendance on lectures, unless he clearly takes up the sense. Watts.

25. To go into. When news were brought that the French king besieged Constance, he posted to the sea-coast to take ship. Camden.

[blocks in formation]

32. To fasten on ; to seize. Wheresoever he taketh him he teareth him ; and he foameth. Mark ix. 18. No temptation hath taken you, but such as is common to mall. 1 Cor. x. 13. When the frost and rain have taken them, they grow dangerous. Temple. At first they warm, then scorch, and then they take, Now with long necks from side to side they feed; At length grown strong their mother fire forsake, And a new colony of flames succeed. Dryden. No beast will eat sour grass till the frost hath taken it. Mortimer. In burning of stubble, take care to plow the land up round the field, that the fire may not take the hedges. Mortimer.

33. Not to refuse; to accept.

Take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, he shall be surely put to death. Numb. xxxv. 31.

Thou tak'st thy mother's word too far, said he, And hast usurp'd thy boasted pedigree. , Dryden. He that should demand of him how begetting a child gives the father absolute power over him, will find him answer nothing: we are to take his word for this. ke. Who will not receive clipped money whilst he sees the great receipt of the exchequer admits it,

and the bank and goldsmiths will take it of him 2 Locke.

34. To adopt. I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God. Eradus vi. 7.

35. To change with respect to place. When he departed, he took out two-pence, and gave them to the host. }. x. 35. He put his hand into his bosom ; and when he took it out, it was leprous. Erod. iv. 6. If you slit the artery, thrust a pipe into it, and cast a straight ligature upon that !. containing the pipe, the artery will not beat below the ligature; yet do but take it off, and it will beat immediately. Ray. Lovers flung themselves from the top of the precipice into the sea, where they were sometimes taken up alive. ddison.

36. To separate. A multitude, how great soever, brings not a man any nearer to the end of the inexhaustible stock of number, where still there remains as much

to be added as if none were taken out. Locke. The living fabrick now in pieces take,

Of every part due observation make ;

All which such art discovers. Blackmore.

[blocks in formation]

Is a man unfortunate in marriage? Still it is because he was deceived ; and so took that for virtue and affection which was nothing but vice in a disguise. Mouth. Depraved appetites cause us often to take that for true imitation of nature which has no resemblance of it. Dryden. So soft his tresses, fill'd with trickling pearl, You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl. Tate. Time is taken for so much of infinite duration, as is measured out by the great bodies of the universe. Locke. They who would advance in knowledge, should lay down this as a fundamental rule, not to take words for things. Locke. Few will take a proposition which amounts to no more than this, that God is pleased with the doing of what he himself commands, for an innate moral principle, since it teaches so little. Locke. Soine tories will take you for a whig, some whigs will take you for a tory. ope. As I take it, the two principal branches of preaching are, to tell the people what is their duty, and then to convince them that it is o wift. 48. To separate for one's self from any quantity; to remove for one's self from any place.

I will take of them for priests. Isaiah lxvi. 21. Hath God assayed to take a nation from the midst of another 2 Deut. iv. 34. I might have taken her to me to wife. Gen. xii.19. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. Gen. v. 24. Four heifers from his female store he took. Dryd.

[blocks in formation]

52. To withdraw.

Honeycomb, on the verge of three score, took me aside, and asked ine, whether I would advise him to narry Spectator.

53. To seize with a transitory impulse; to affect so as not to last.

Tiberius, noted for his niggardly temper, only gave his attendants their diet; but once he was taken with a fit of generosity, and divided them into three classes. Arbuthnot.

54. To comprise; to comprehend.

We always take the account of a future state into our schemes about the concerns of this world. Atterbury. Had those who would persuade us that there are innate principles, not taken them together in gross, but considered separately the parts, they would not have been so forward to believe they were innate. Locke.

55. To have recourse to.
A sparrow took a bush just as an eagle made a
stoop at an hare. 'Estrange.
The cat presently takes a tree, and sees the poor
fox torn to pieces. L'Estrange.

56. To produce; or suffer to be produced.

No purposes whatsoever which are meant for the good of that land will prosper, or take good

effect. Spenser.

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]
[ocr errors]

65. To take away. To deprive of
If any take away from the book of this propo
God shall take away his part out of the to
life. Retire
The bill for taking away the votes of to
was called a bill for taking away all tempo
risdiction. Ciro
Many dispersed objects breed confusion o
take away from the picture that grave no

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

pain, it will be hard to know wherein to o personal identity. Lot.

7. To take care. To be careful; to be.” licitous for; to superintend.

[ocr errors]

68. To take care. To be cautious; "
69. To take course.

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

To have recour* *

[ocr errors]
« ForrigeFortsett »