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OF OBSOLETE WORDS, AND OF WORDS VARYING FROM THEIR ORDINARY SIGNIFICATION.
JAttornied, supplied by substitation of
Audacious, spirited, animated.
Audrey, a corruption of Ethelrea Abjects, debased servile persons. Answer, retaliation.
Awless, tuling to produce awe
Apple-john, an apple that will keep Baccare, stand back, give place Accuse, accusation.
for two years.
Apply, to attend to, consider. Baldrick, a belt.
Approbation, entry or probation. Ealm, the oil of consecration
Eandog, village-dog. Addresserl, or addrest, ready. Approvers, those who try.
Bandy, to exchange smartly Admittance, favour.
Aqua-vitæ, strong waters, probably Bank, to sail along banks. Advance, to prefer.
Banquet, a slight repast.
Barbason, the name of a demon. Advice, consideration, discretion, Argentine, the goddess Diana.
Barbe, a kind of veil. thought. Argier, Algiers.
Barbed, warlikely caparisoned. Advise, to consider, to recollect. Argosies, ships laden with great Barber-monger, an associate of barbers. Advised, cool, cautious.
Bare, to shave. Aery or Aiery, a hawk's or eagle's Argument, subject for conversation, Bare, mere. nest.
Barful, full of impediments. Affect the letter, to practise allitera. Arm, to take up in the arms.
Barn, or bairn, a child.
Barnacles, a shell-fish.
theory; also, theory.
Lase, a rustic game called prison-base. Aled, betroihed. As, as if.
Bases, a kind of loose breeches worn Alfined, joined by affinity. Asciunt, askew, sideways.
by equestrian knights.
Basilisks, a species of cannon.
Bastit, 'tis enough.
Bastard, raisin wine. exceeding the tag of a point, from Assay, test.
Bat, a club. aiguilettes. Ascapart, a giant.
Bate, strife. Agnize, acknowledge, confess, vow. Assinego, a male ass.
Bate, to flutter as a hawk. A-good, in good earnest.
Astringer, a gentleman falconer. Batlet, an instrument with which um, guess, suspicion. Assurance, conveyance or deed.
washers used to beat clothes. Airy fame, mere verbal eulogy Assured, affianced.
Batten, to grow fut. Aider-liefest, best beloved.
Ates, instigate from Ate, the goddess Battle, army. Ale, a merry-meeting.
Bawcock, a jolly fellow. A'life, at life.
Atomies, minute particles visible in Bay, the space between the main Allow, to approve.
the sun's rays.
beams of a house,
Bay-curial, a bay docked horse.
Bay-window, a bow-window.
Beadsmen, religious persons, mainAmes-ace, the lowest chance of the Atone, to reconcile.
tained to pray for their benefactor, dice. Attest, attestation.
Beak, the forecastle.
Bear a brain, to perfectly resemble Amort, dispirited,
Attorneyship, the discretional agency Beard, to defy. An, a
Bearing-cloth, a mantle used at chris- Bow, yoke.
Canary, a dance. tenings. Bolds, etaboldens.
Candle-wasters, those who sit up si Bent, (in lalconry) to flutter. Bolu red, bedaubed.
night to drink. Beating, hammering, dwelling upon. Borne in hand, deceived.
Canker, the dog-rose. Beaver, helmet in general.
Bottled-spider, a large bloated spider. Cansuck, candlestick. Beck, a salutation made with the head. bonited, sisted.
Bowlins or bowlines, tackle of a ship. Canvas. to sift.
Canvas.climber, a sailor.
Cap, the top, the chief.
Cap, to salute by taking off the cap. Beholding, viewing with regard. Brace, arinour for the arm.
Capable impressure, hollow mark. Erhowl, to howl at. Brach, a hound.
Capitulate, to make head against
Capocchia, a sot.
Capon, metaphor for a letter.
Brahe, an instrument of torture ; also Captious, capacious. Be-mete, be-measure.
Carack, a ship of great bulk
which the wood for the fire was Carbonado, a piece of meat eat cross. Benefit, beneficiary.
ways for the gridiron. Bent, utmost degree of any passion. Brasier, a manufacturer of brass ; also, Card, a sea-chari, pertraps also the Benuinbed, indexible.
a vessel in which charcoal is burnt. compass. Beshri'w, may ill bit Jl.
Brave, to defy, niso to make fine. Carded, mixed.
Bravdy, splendidly, gallantly. Care, inclination.
Careires, the motion of a horse ; to Bestowed, slowed away, lodged. Braul, a kind of dance.
pass the careires, means to over Bestraught, distractd. Brtying, harshi, grating.
step the bounds of decorum. Beteelli,to give, pour out, permit,sufler, Break, to begin.
Carkanet, a necklace.
Carl, clown, boor.
Break with, to break the matter to. Carlot, peasant. Bias-cheek, swelling out like the bias Breast, voice.
Carnal, sanguinary. of a bowl.
Bronth, speech, also exercise. Carowses, drinks. Bid, to invite.
Breathing-courtesy, mere verbal com- Carriage, import. Bid the buse, to challenge in a contest. pliment.
Carried, conducted. Bifold, two-fold.
Breeched, foully shentheil, mired. Carry, to prevail over. Biogin, a cap
Breeching, liable to be flogged. Cart, a chariot. Bilverry, the whortleberry,
Breuthed, inured by constant practice. Case, skin, outward garb. Dilo, a Spanish Wade, made at B.lboa Brenthe, to utter.
Case of lives, a set of lizes. Bilbow's, letters.
Breed.bale, an exciter of quarres. Casques, helinets. Bill, articles of accusation.
Brilebuck, a buck sent as a bribe. Cusvoch, a horseman's loose coat. Bill, a weapon, furine rly carried by Bridal, the nuptial feast.
Cast, to empty; also to dismiss, reject. Watchinen,
Bring, to attend or accompany. Cast, reckoned. Bin, is.
Brize, the gul, or horse-tly. Castilian, an opprobrious term. Bird-boll, an arrow shot at birds from Erond, to put on the spit, to transfix. Castiliano vulgo, a cant term of cog. å cross-low. Prook, the ladger.
tempt. Bisson, blind. Brogues, a kind of shocs.
Cast-lips, left off lips. Blink, the white mark in a target. Mrokan, communicated.
Casi the water, to find out disorders by Bank and level, mark and aim, (terms Broker, & match-maker, a procuress. inspecting the urine. of gunnery.) Crouched, adorned.
Catninn, a liar. Blaze of youth, the spring of early life. Brought, attended.
Cating, a small lutestring, made of cat Blear, to deceive.
Brow of youth, the height of youth. gut. Blench, to start off, to fly off. Brown-bill, a battle-axe'.
Cavalero.justice, a cant term. Blent, blended.
Brownist, a follower of Brown, a sec. Cavalerocs, gay fellows. Blind worms, the cæcilia, or slow. tarian.
Caviare, too good for, or above the com. Worm.
Bruising-irons, an allusion to the an. prehension of; so called from a Blood-boltered, daubed with blood. ciunt mace,
delicacy made of the roe of stor Blown, pulli-d-up, swollen. Bruil, report with clamour.
geons, eaten by the quality.
Cautel or candle, the corner, or piece
of any thing. Blant, stupid, insensible. Buns, a cut.purse.
Caulelous, insidious, cautious. Blurt, blurted, an expression of con. Buiting, a bird.
Cearment, the wrapping of an embalmtempt. Burgonet, a helmet.
ed body. Board, to accost. Busky, woody,
Cease, decease. Bobh, to trick,
Butt-shan, an arrow to shoot at shafts Censure, to give an opinion. Bodged, boggled, clumsy.
Centuries, companies of an hundred Bodkin, a small dagger. Buxom, obedient,
men each. Bolted, sinted. By’rlaken, by our lady.
Ceremonious, superstitious. Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in which
Certes, certainly. the meal is bolted.
Cess, measure, tax or subsidy.
Chaliced, i. e. flowers, with cups, from Bona-robas, strumpets. Cadent, falling.
calir. Bond, bounden duty. Cage, a prison.
Challenge, the right of refusing a jury. Bony or bonny, handsome. Cain-coloured, yellow.
man. Book, paper of conditions. Caitiff, a scoundrel.
Chamber, ancient name for London ; Boot, profit, something over and above. Calculate, to foretell.
also, a piece of ordnance.
Champian, an open country.
Chantry, a small chapel in a cathedral
Charactery, the matter with which let
is supposed to have kept his court. Chares, task-worki,
Charge-house, free school
Coster-monger, a dealer in costers or
Cote, to overtake.
Cotrd, quoted, regarded.
Corsale, Cotswood in Gloucester.
Couch, to lie with.
Count, to reckon upon.
Countenance, favour; also, false ap. Charneco, a sicet wine. Commission, authority.
Counter, a hunting terin.
Counter-caster, one who reckons with
counters. Chaudron, entrails.
Commonty, a comedy.
Counter-check, a term in chess. Cheater, for escleatour, an officer in Compact, niede up of.
Counterfeit, a portrait.
County, count, earl.
Comparative, ii dealer in comparisons. Couplement, a couple. Cherry-pit, a game with cherrystones. Compassed, round.
Courses, the mainsail and foresail.
Court lioly-water, flattery,
Composition, bargain; also, consis. Cower, to sink down. Child, a knight, a hero.
Cowlstaff, a stuff used in carrying a
Coyrd, yielded reluctantly.
Coystril, a coward cock, ia poltroon. Christom, or clirisom, the white cloth Conptibk, submissive.
Cozier, a tailor, a botcher. put on a new baptized cield. Conceit, imagination, wit, idea. Crack, dissolntion ; also, a boy-child. Chuck, chicken, a terin of endearinent. Conceited, ingenious.
Crinks, windings. Chuff, rich, avantcious.
Concent, comected harmony. Cranking or crankling, the rush of a Chopping, jabbering. Conclusions, experiments.
rivo. Cicatrice, the scar of a wound. Concupy, concupiscence.
Crare, a small trading vessel.
Crash, to be merry over.
Craven, a cowardly cock, mean, cow.
ardly. Cital, recital. Confission, profission
Creue', compounded, made up of.
Credii, account, information, credulity Cittern, a musical instrument. Conjaci, conjecture.
Cress 1:3, lights set upon a beacon. (luck.disli, a beggar's dish. Constnt, will, conspiracy.
Cressive, increasing (immour, a term in bell-ringing. Consider, reward.
Crest, the summit.
Crestless, those who have no right to Clugpedi’ the clout, hit th:9 white mark. Consist, stand.
armorial by arings.
Crisp, curled, winding.
Contemptible, contemptuous. Crone, a very old woman.
Crosscs, money stamped with a cross.
Crow-keeper, a scarecrow. Clerkly, karned, scholar-like. Continent, containing.
Crownet, last purpose.
Contraction, marriage-contract. Crulentious, cruel.
Crusado, a Portuguese coin.
Crush, to drink.
Cry, a pack of hounds.
Convents, agrees, is convenient. Cry aim, to encourage. Coach-fellow, one who draws with a Convented, summoned.
Crystals, the eyes, confederate.
Conversion, change of condition. Cub-drawn, alluding to a bear whose Consting, conicilintory. Converse, associnte, interchange.
dugs are dry. Codling, an unripe apple, Convertite, a convert.
Cue, a theatrical terin, the last word Cob-loaf, a crusty, uncven loaf. Couvey, to steal.
of the preceding speech. Cock, cock-boat.
Conveyance, slight of hand, theft. Cuisses, armour for the thighs.
Cullion, a paltry follow.
Conveyed himself, derived his title. Cunning, knowledge. Cockle, a corn-weed.
Convicted, overpowered, bafiled Curl), to bend or truckle. Cockle hat, a pilgrim's hat.
Convince, to convict, to subdue. Curiosity, curiousness, finical delicacy
diction. Cogging, lying.
Coragio, courage, be of good cheer. Cursi, petulant, ill tempered, crabbed, Coigne of vantage, convenient corner. Corinth, a brothel.
Curiail, a little cur.
Curtal, a docked horse.
Curte-axe, a cutlass, broad-sword.
Customer, a strumpet.
Cut, a horse.
Cut and longtail, poor and rich. Disnatured, wanting natural affection. Empery, sovereign pover.
Dispose, disposal, coinmund. Endart, to dart forth.
Enteoir, to invest with possession
Engruss, to l'atten.
Engaged, delivered as an hostage. Danger, control.
Dissemble, to gloss over, disguise. Engrossments, accumulation. Dank, wel, rotten.
Dissembling, putung dissimilar things Enkindle, lo stimulate. Danskers, natives of Denmark.
Enmesh, to inclose, as in mesbes. Darkling, in the dark. Distnined, unstained.
Emnew, (in talcoury) to force to win Darrigu, to arrange. Disinste, to corrupt.
cover. Daub, to disguise. Distemper, intoxication
Enridged, bordered. Daubery, falschood, counterfeit. Distemperature, perturbation. Ensconce, to secure in a safe place, Day-bed, a couch Distempered, ont of humour.
to fortify. Day-lighit, broad day. D straught, distracted.
Enseained, greasy. Duy-woman, dairymail.
Distractions, detaclients, separate Euseer, to dry up. Dealt, fought by proxy.
Enslield, concealed. Dear, immedinie, consequential. Divert, to turn aside.
Ensteeped, immersed. Deurn, direful, lonely, solitary. Division, a term in music.
Entertaininent, py; also, being te Death-tokens, spots on those infected voll, to put off.
ceived into service. with the plugue. Lole, alms, distribution, lot.
Entreatments, farows; also, objects Death's-man, executioner. Dolphin, the Dauphin.
Enry, aversion, malice.
Ephesian, a cant term.
Done upon the gud, suddenly. Erring, errant, wandering.
Escape, illegitimate child.
Escoicd, pa d. mar) from first to lasi.
Double vouchers, a law term Esil, or Eisc, a river.
Esperance, mouw of the Percy family
Essential, existent, real.
Down-kyved, hanging down, like what Estimate, price. Defeat, to free, to dis.mbarrnes.
contines the letters round the ancies. Estimation, conjecture. Deftature, alteration of teatures. Draught, the jakis.
Even, to make eren, or eritrat. Detily, adroilly, dexterously. Duwn fox, one which is trailed over Even christian, fellow-chirisikan. Defy, to reject.
the ground!, to deceive the hounds. Evils, jakis.
Excellent últerelices, dis:ingudes
celencies. Deinurely, goleinnly.
Drive, to tly with impetrosity. Excrement, the beard.
Execute, to irse, or employ.
Ducdaine", (dluc ad me) bring him to Exhale, to breathe one's last. Deny, to refuse.
me, the burtlen of a song.
Exhaust, to draw forth,
Dudgeon, the handle of a dagger Ex:bition, allowance.
Exigent, end, exigency.
Exorcisin, the raising of spirits.
Expediently, expeditiously. term in music. Duinb), to make silent,
Expaettuate, to discuss. Deserved, deserving.
Durance, some lasting kind of stuff. Exsufllicate, bubule-like. Design, to mark oul.
Extend, to seize. Despatchedi, berat.
Extent, violence, seizur.
Expiate, to end.
Express, lo reveal.
Extracting, distracting. Digression, transgression.
Effects, affections; also, actions, deeds Extravagant, wandering. Dildos, the burthen of u song.
Eyas musket, a young hawk
Evry, a nest of hawks.
Elr, done by elves, or fuiries. Eysel, vinegar.
Elvish-inarked, marked by elves.
the einblem of royalty.
Face, to carry a foolish appearan.ca Diseases, sayings. Embare, to expose.
Face-royal, a privileged lace. Disgrace, hardship, injury.
Embarquements, impediments. Facinorous, wicked.
Embossed, inclosed, swollen, pussy. Fact, guilt.
Faculty, exercise of power
Fadge, to suit.
Fadings, a danca.
Generous, nobly bort.
Gennets, Spanish horses,
Flight, a sort of shooting.
Gente, noble, high-born.
Flourish, to ornament ; also, to sanc- German, akin. Faltors, traitors.
Germins, seeds begun to sprout Falsing, salsifying. Flout, to wave in mockery
Gest, & stage or journey. Falsely, illegally, dishonesty. Flush, mature.
Gib, a cat. Familiar, & demon.
Foeman, an enemy in was
Giglot, a wanton.
Gilder, a coin, value 2s.
Gilt, gold money.
Gimmal, a ring or engine.
Ging, a gang.
Fools' zanies, baubles surmounted with Gird, a sarcasm. Fans, ancient
a fool's head.
Glaire, a sword.
Gleek, to joke.
Glib, to geld.
Gloze, to expound.
Glut, to swallow.
God 'ield you, God yield you.
Good-den, good evening.
Good-jer, the venereal disease Feared, afraid.
Gossamer, atoms that float in the sun
beams. Federacy, confederate. Forspoke, contradicted
Go your gait, go away.
Grained, furrowed, like the grain of Feere, or pheere, a companion. Foxship, mean, cunning
wood; also, died ingrain.
Gramercy, great thanks.
Grange, a lone farm house
Gratulate, to be rejoiced in.
Grave-man, a man in his grave. Festinately, hastily.
Friend, for friendship, to befriend. Graves or Greaves, leg-armour
Greek, a bawd.
Green-sleeves, an old song.
Grise or Grize, a step. Fights, clothes hung round a ship to Fronuel, a forehead cloth
Grossly, palpably. conceal the men from the enemy. Frush, to break or bruise
Groundlings, those who sat or stood File, a list. Fulhain, false dice.
on the ground in the old theatres ; Filed, defileu. Fulsome, obscene.
the common people.
Fulfilling, filling to the brim Guerdon, a reward.
Gules, (in heraldry) red.
Gull, the swallow, the throat
Guinea-hen, a prostitute. Fineless, boundless, endless.
Gun-stones, cannon balls.
Gurnet, a fish.
Gad, a sharp-pointed instrument. Gust, to taste.
Gyve, to shackle.
Hack, to become cheap.
Haggard, wild; also, wild hawk..
Hair, complexion, or character.
Gallow-glasses, Irish mosollers. Hall! make room.
Harlocks, wild mustard.
Harlot, a male cheat.
Harry, to harrass.
Halcyon, a bird,