A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language and an English Grammar, Volum 2
T. Tegg, 1832
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2. An instrument by which something is screwed or turned. Hide the key of the
jack. - - Swift. 3. An explanation of anything difficult. An emblem without a key to't,
is no more than a tale of a tub. L'Estrange. These notions in the writings of the ...
L'Estrange. An ass was wishing, in a hard Winter, for a little warm weather, and a
mouthful of fresh grass to knab upon. L'Estrange. To KNABBLE. r. m. [from knab.]
To bite idly, or wantonly; to nibble. . This word is perhaps found no where else.
To beat; whether from the form which L'Estrange uses, or by corruption of lash. -
Go you, and find me out a man that has no curiosity at all, or I'll lace your coat for
ye. L'Estrange. LAced Mutton. An old word for a whore. Aye, sir, I, a lost mutton, ...
If the largencss of a man's heart carry him beyond prudence, we may reckon it,
illustrious weakness. Estrange. 4. Wideness. Supposing that the multitude and
largeness of rivers ought to continue as great as now ; we can easily prove, ...
Estrange. As one condemn'd to leaf, a precipice, Who sees before his eyes the
depth below, Stops short. Dryden's Spanish Fryar. She dares pursue, if they dare
lead : As their example still prevails, She tempts the stream, or leaps the pales. 2.
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volum 1
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1832