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TO BRACK (Vol. 1. 10.) to falt. It is still used as an adjectives
Lincolnshire and the northern Counties : and Brackifo is retained in use every where. BRAID or BREID, (Vol. 2. 400.) bred, of a breed, of a certain
turn of temper and conditions from the breed : a Scotch and Nort
Country Word. A BRAKE, (Vol. 1. 99. and 105.) a Thicket or Cover. A BRIEF, (Vol. 2. 370.) any Process or Order iffujng from the
King. BROACHED, (Vol. 3. 555.) (picted, thrust through with a fa:.
Fr. Brochée. A BROCH or BROOCH or BROWCH, an Ornament of
Gold worn sometimes about the Neck, and sometimes about the
Arm. A BROCK, (Vol. 2. 464.) a Badger. To BROOCH, (Vol. 5. 370.) to adorn. BROGUES, the shoes or pumps which are worn by the brie
Peasants. To BUDGE or BODGE, (Vol. 4. 206.) to give way, to fis,
to quit a place. Fr. Bouger. A BURGONET, (Vol. 4. 185.) a steel Cap, worn for the defence
of the Head in battle. Fr. Bourguinotte. BUSKY or BOSKY, Woody: from the old French word Bef,
of which Bosquet now in use is a diminutive.
A CADE, (Vol. 4. 160.) a Cask. Lat. Cadus: also when joined
to the name of any beast it fignifies tame, brought up by band. CADIS, (Vol. 2.571.) a Galloon or binding made of Worsted: 3
French word. CALIVER, the diameter or bore of a Gun : Chence sometimes the
Gun itself. Fr. Calibre. A CALLAT. This word has two fignifications : fometimes a fcold,
and sometimes a lewd drab. A CANTLE, (Vol. 3. 325.) a division or fegment of Land, or other
thing. Ital. Cantone. Fr. Canton. A CANZONET, (Vol. 2. 123.) a song, a ditty. Ital. Canzo.
CAPOCCHIA, (Vol. 6. 72.) a Fool. An halian word.
Spaniards and Portuguese. Ital. Caracca.
1CATALAN, (Vol. 1. 234.) Cataia is a Country on the North of
China, which, in the time of Queen Elizabeth, was reported by
the first Voyagers thither to be rich in Gold Ore, and upon that en..couragement many Persons were persuaded to adventure great fums
of Money in fitting out Ships thither, as for a most gainful trade ; but it prov'd to be a notorious deceit and falfhood: hence Ca.
taian stands for one of no credit. CATLINGS, (Vol. 6. 68.) small ftrings for musical Instruments
made of Cat-gut. CAUTEL, (Vol. 6. 333.) an ill designing Craft in order to en
snare. So E CAUTELOUS, (Vol. 5. 155.) Crafty, Cunning, Deceitful. So
is the French Cauteleux always used in a bad sense, dangerously
artificial, A CEARMENT, (Vol. 6. 338.) the wrapping of an embalmed
Body. Ital. Ceramento. A CENSER, (Vol. 3. 464.) A plate or dish, in which they burnt
Incense, and at the bottom of which was usually represented in rude
carving the figure of some Saint. Fr. Ensenfoir. CHARNECO, (Vol. 4. 125.) This seems to have been a cant
word for some strong liquor, which was apt to bring drunken Fellows to the Stocks, fince in Spanish Charniégos is a term used for the Stocks. Beaum. and Fl. use the same word in the Play, Wit without money. CHAW DROŃ, (Vol. 5. 515.) a dish of meat ftill used in the nor.
thern parts of England, made of the Entrails of a Calf.
tom of their shoes to make them appear taller. Span. Chapin. A CHOUGH or CORNISH CHOUGH, a bird, which fre.
quents the rocks by the Sea-side, most like to a Jack-daw, but
CINQUE-PACE, a grave dance so called. Fr. Cinque pas. Es A CITAL, (Vol. 3. 359.) a Recital.
To CLEPE, to call. 3 COBLOAF, (Vol. 6. 32.) a mishapen loaf of bread, run out in the
baking into lumps and protuberancies.
things out of it.
TO CON, to learn, to know, to understand. To con thanks means
the same as to give thanks, being co be reckon'da particular phrase,
and indeed a Græcism, xdeeroida. TO CONVENT, (Vol. 2. 507.) to concur, to be suitable. Lat.
Convenire. TO CONVINCE, to overcome, in which sense the Latin word
Convinco is used sometimes. TO CONVIVE, to feast together. Lat. Convivere. COPATAN, (Vol. 2. 327.) high raised, pointed : from Coppe, the
top or point of any thing. To COPE, to encounter, also (Vol. 6. 293.) to invest one's self with,
as with a Cope or Mantle. A COROLLARY, (Vol. 1. 53.) an over-measure in any thing,
or a surplus thrown in. Fr. Corollaire. Lat. Corollarium. A COSIER, (Vol. 2. 455.) a Botcher : from the old French Cos
fer, to few. TO COURE, (Vol. 6. 392.) to bend. Fr. Courber.' To COWER, to sink or squat down. Ital. Covare. Fr. Cexvir. To CRASH, (Vol. 6. 238.) to be merry over: a Crash being a
word itill used in some Countries for a merry bout. TO CRAVEN, (Vol. 6. 166.) to make recreant or cowardly. A CRESSET, (Vol. 3. 323.) a great light set upon a beacon, light
house or watch-tower : from the French word Croisette, a little Cross, because the beacons anciently had crosses on the top of
them. CRISP, (Vol. 5. 57.) glittering or making things glitter, in which
sense the verb crispare in Lacin is sometimes used. It also fignites
curled, from the Latin Crispus. A CROAN, (Vol. 2. 540.) an old toothless sheep: thence an old
Woman. CUISSES, (Vol. 3. 344.) Armour for the thighs. Fr. Cziffarti. A CULLION, a Fool, a dull ftupid Cuddon. Ital. Cegloone, A CUTTLE, (Vol. 3. 407.) in its proper sense is a Sea-.lh, which
by throwing out a black juice like Ink fouls the Water and so escapes the fisher. Hence by metaphor it is used to signify a foul
mouth'd fellow. CURFEU, the eight o'clock bell. Fr. Couvre fru.
To DAFFE, to put by, to turn aside with flight and negle&t.
TO DERACINATE, to eradicate, to root up. Fr Deraciner. DEWBERRIES, (Vol. 1. 103.) ftri&tly and properly are the fruit
of one of the species of wild Bramble called the creeping or the lesser Bramble: but as they stand here among the more delicate fruits they must be understood to mean Rasberries which are also of
the Bramble-kind. 2. A DIBBLE, an Instrument with which Gardeners make holes in
the Earth. * TO DIET, to limit, to controul, to prescribe to.
To DISCANDY, to dissolve, to melt, to thaw.
DISMS, (Vol. 6. 35.) Tenths : a French word. I TO DISPERGE, (Vol. 5. 360.) to sprinkle, to scatter. Lat. Dif
pergo. u To DOFF, to put off. 57 DRAFF. (Vol. 3. 346.) Wash for Hogs. TO DRUMBLÉ, (Vol. 1. 258.) to drone, to be fuggith. Ital.
- TO EAR, to plough or till. 13 ELD, old times, also, old age. To ELFE, (Vol. 3. 42.) to intangle hair in so intricate a manner
that it is not to be unravell’d. This the vulgar have supposed to be the work of Fairies in the nights: and all hair so matted toge
ther hath had the name of Elfe-locks. TO EMBALL, (Vol. 4. 437.) to make up into a pack. Fr. Em
baller. EMBOWELL'D, (Vol. 2. 355.) Emptied.
To EMMEW, (Vol. 1. 338.) to mew up, to coop up: 1 An ENGLE, (Vol. 2. 311.) a Gull, a Put, a Bubble : derived
from the Frencb word Engluer, which signifies to catch with bird
Shot or Reckoning.
not to be found, being part of the Process leading to an Outlawry.
Shakespear uses it for any extremity. EXPEDIENT, the same as expeditious, EXPEDIENCE, expedition.
EXSUFFOLATE, (Vol. 6. 491.) whisper'd, buzz'd in the Ear.
from the Italian Verb Suffolare.
TO PADE, to disappear, to vanish.
the whole scalp, upon which the hair grows.
the tenure of suit and service to a superior Lord.
particularly in a fiege where the principal quarters are joined by
lines defended by Fortins and Redoubts; A French word.
for feeding a Boar.