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The optick nerves of such animals as look the 8. To have any air, mien, or manner, same way with both eyes, as of men, meet be- Nay, look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fore they come into the brain : but the optick
fret, nerves of such animals as do not look the same I will be master of what is mine own. Shaksp. way with both eyes, as of fishes, do not meet. What haste looks through his eyes?
Newton's Opticks. So should he look that seems to speak things 2. To have power of seeing.
Shakspeare. Fate sees thy life loded in a brittle glass,
Give me your hand, and trust me you look And looks it through, but to it cannot pass.
well, and bear your years very well. Shakspeare. Dryden.
Can these, or such, be any aids to us? 3. To direct the intellectual eye.
Look they as they were built to shake the world, In regard of our deliverance past, and our
Or be a moment to our enterprize? B. Jonson, danger present, and to come, let us look up to God,
Though I cannot tell what a man says; if he and every man retorm his owu ways. Bacon.
will be sincere, i may easily know what he looks.
Collier. We are not only to look at the bare action, but at the reason of it.
It will be his lot to look singular in loose and The man onl; saved the pigeon from the
licentious times, and to become a by-word. hawk, tha: he might eat it himselt; and if we
Atterbury, kuck well about us, we shall find this to be the g. To form the air in any particular man. case of most mediations.
L'Estrange. ner, in reguding or bebolding. They will not lek beyond the received notions I welcome the condition of the time, of the place and age, nor have so presumptuous Which cannot look more hideously on me, a thought as to be wiser than their neighbours. Than I have drawn it in my fantasy. Shaksp.
Loike. That which was the worst now least amicts me; Erity one, if he would look into himself, Blindness, for had I sight, confus'd with shame, would and some detect of his particular genius. How could I once look up, or heave the head? Locke.
Milion, Change a man's view of things; let him look These look up to you with reverence, and into the future state of bliss or misery, and would be animaied by the sight of him at whose se God, ihe righteous Judge, 'ready to render soul they have taken fire in his writings. every man according to his deeds. Lucke.
Swift to Popes 4. To expect.
10. TO LOOK about one. To be alarmed ; If he lag deferred the match, he must look to fix it another battle before he could reach
to be vigilant. Oxford.
It will import those men who dwell careless
to look about them; to enter into serious con3. To take care ; to watch. L:sé that ye bind them fast. Sbakspeare.
sultation, how they may avert that ruin. He that gathered a hundred bushels of apples,
Decay of Picty: had thereby a property in them: he was only to
If you find a wasting of your flesh, then looke
about you, especially if troubled with a cough. irsk that be used them before they spoiled, else he robbed others. Lorde.
John's cause was a good milch cow, and many 6. To be directed with regard to any
a man subsisted his family out of it : however, object.
John began to think it high time to look about Let thine eves look right on, and let thine him.
Arbuthnot's Hist. of John Bull. erelids look straight before thee. Proverbs.
11. To Look after. To attend; to take 7. To have any particular appearance; to
care of; to observe with care, anxiety, I took the way
or tenderness. Which, through a path, but scarcely printed,
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for 13v;
looking after those things which are coming on the earth.
Luke. And look'da: l: chtly press'd by fairy feet. Dryd.
Politeness of manners, and knowledge of the That spotless modesty of private and publick life, that generous spirit, which all' other
world, should principally be looked after in a
Locke. Christians ought to labour after, should look in us as if they acre natural.
A mother was wont to indulge her daughters, Pioty, as it is thouht a way to the favour of
when any of them desired dogs, squirrels, or God; and tortune, as it locks like the effect either
birds; but then they must be sure to look diliof that, or at least of prudence and courage, be
gently after them, that they were not ill used.
Locke. fit authority.
Temple. Conards are offensive to my sight;
My subject does not oblige me to look after the Narshall they see me do an act that looks
water, or point forth the place whereunto it is now retreated.
Wooduari. Below the courage of a Spartan king. Dryden.
To complain of want, and yet refuse all otters 12. TO LOOK for. To expect. da suriv, looks very sullen.
Burnet. Phalantus's disgrace was engrieved, lieu of Si l pudush any favours done me by your comthri, of Artesia, who telling him she never Lrd bis I am afraid it would look more like luoriet for other, bad him seek some other Voorty tan gratitude. Addison. mistress.
Sidney. Something very noble may be discerned, but Being a labour of so great difficulty, th. it had to curnbersome. Felton on the Classicks. perfurmance thereof we may rather wish than Las, a sad spectacle of woe, he trod.
Hvoker. The desart sands, and rov he looks a god. Pope.
Thou From the vices and follies of others, observe Shalt feel our justice, in whose easiest passage how such a practice looks in another person, and Look for no less than death. Sbakspeare. remeinber that it looks as ill, or worse, in your- If we sin wilfully after that we have received self.
Watts. the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no This makes it look the more like truth, nature more sacrince for sins, but a certain fearful lookg being frugal in her principles, but various in the ing for of judgment.
Hebretusa efects thence arising.
Cbeynes In dealing with cunning persons, it is good to VOL. III,
say little to them, and that which they least look 18. TO LOOK out, To search; to seek.
Bacon's Essays. When the thriving tradesman has got more This mistake was not such as they looked for; than he can well employ in trade, his next and though the error in form seemed to be con
thoughts are to look out for a purchase. Locke, sented to, yet the substance of the accusation
Where the body is affected with pain or sick. might be still insisted on.
ness, we are forward enough to look out for reInordinate anxiety, and unnecessary scruples medies, to listen to every one that suggests them, in confession, instead of setting you free, which
and immediately to apply them. Atterbury. is the benefit to be looked for by confession, per- Where a foreign tongue is elegant, expressive, plex you the more.
and compact, we must look out for words as beau. Look now for no enchanting voice, nor fear tiful and comprehensive as can be found. Felion, The bait of honied words.
The curious are looking out, some for flattery, Drown'd in deep despair,
some for ironies in thai poem; the sour folks He dares not offer one repenting prayer:
think they have found oui some. Amaz'd he lies, and sadly looks for death. Dryd. 19. To Look out.
To be on the watch. I must with patience all the terms attend,
Is a man boued to look out sharp to plague Till mine is call'd; and that long look'd for day,
Collier, Is still encumber'd with some new delay. Dryd. This limitation of Adam's empire to his line,
20. To Look to. To watch; to take care
of will save thuse the labour who would look for one heir amongst the race of brutes, but will very
There is not a more fearful wild fowl than little contribute to the discovery of one amongst
your lion living; and we ought to look to it. men. Locko.
Who knocks so loud at door? 13. 10 Look into. To examine; to sift;
Lock to the door there, Francis. Sbuespeare. to inspect closely; to cbscrve narrowly.
Let this fellow be lovhed to; let some of my His nephew's levies to him appear'd
people have a special care of hini. Sbuikspeare. To be a preparation 'gainst the Folack;
Uncleaniy scruples tear not you; looki't. But better look'd into, he truly found
Sbakspeste. It was against your highness. Sbakspeare:
Know the state of thy flocks, and look well te The more frequently and narrowly we book
Proverbs. into the works of nature, the more occasion we When it came once among our people, that shall have to admire their beauty. Atterbury:
the state offered conditions to strangers that It is very well worth a traveller's while to look into all that lies in his way. Audison on Italy.
would stay, we had work enough to get any of our men to lock to our ship.
Bacon. 14. TO LOOK on. To respect; tu esteein ;
ary took sanctuary for case of treason, the to regard as good or bad.
king mi ht appoint him keepers to look to him in Ambitious men, if they be checked in their
Bacon. desires, become secretly discontent, and look The dog's running away with the flesh, bids upon men and matters with an evil eye. Bacon. the cook look better to it another time. L'Estran. I a harmless maid
For the truth of the theory I am in no wise Should ere a wite become a nurse,
concerned; the composer of it must lood to that, Her friends would look on her the worse. Prior.
Weedwarda 15. TO LOOK on. To consider; to con
21. To Look to. To behold. ceive of; to ihisk.
TO LOOK. v. a. I looked on Virgil as a succinct, majestick 1. To seek ; to search for. writer; one who weighed not only every thought, Looking my love, I go from place to place, but every word and syllable.
Dryden. Like a young lawn that late hath lost the hind, He 'coked upon it as morally impossible, for And seek each where.
Spenser. persons infinitely proud to frame their minds to 2. To turn the eye upon. an impartial consideration of a religion that Let us look one another in the face. 2 Kings, caught nothing but self-denial and the cross.
3. To influence by looks. South.
Such a spirit must be left behind! Do we not all profess to be of this excellent
A spirit fit to start into an empire, religion? but who will believe that we do so,
And look the world to law. Dryden's Cleomenes. that snall look upon the actions, and consider the lives of the greatest part of Christians ?
To LOOK out. To discover by search
Tillotson. ing. In the want and ignorance of almost all things, Casting my eye upon so many of the general they looked upon themselves as the happiest and bills as next came to hand, I found encouragement wisest people of the universe.
Lecke. from them to look out all the bills I could. Grauni. Those prayers you make for your recovery. Whoever has such treatmeni, when he is a are to be looked upon as best heard by God, if man, will look out other company, with whom he they move him to a longer continuance of your can be at ease,
Wake. 16. To Look on. To be a mere idle spec
Look. interj. (properly the imperative
mood of the verb: it is sometimes look tator. I'll be a candle-holder, and look on. Sbokse.
ye.) See! lo! behold! observe! Some come to meet their friends, and to make
Look, where he comes, and my good man merry: others come only to look on.
too; he's as far from jealousy as I am from girTo examine ; to try
ing him cause. 17. To Look over.
Look you, he must seem thus to the world: one by one
fear not your advancement. Look o'er the present and the former time, Look, when the world hath fewest bar barcus If no example of so vile a crime
people, but such as will not marry, except they Appears, then mourn. Dryden's Juvenal. know means to live, as it is almost every where
À young child, distracted with the variety of at this day, except Tartary, there is no danger his play-games, tired his maid every day to look of inundations of people.
Bacon's Essays. them over.
Locke. Leoé you! we that pretend to be subject to
Constitution, must not carve out our own qua- A thousand maidens ply the purple loos, lity; for at this rate a cobler may make himself To weave the bed, and deck the regal roem. a lord. Collier on Pride,
Prior. Look. 8. s.
To Loom. v. n. [leoman, Saxon.] To 1. Air of the face; mien; cast of the appear at sea. Skinner. countenance.
LOOM. n. s. A bird.
A loom is as big as a goose; of a dark colour, Where got'st thou that goose look? Sbaksp. dappled with white spots on the neck, back, and
Thou wilt save the afflicted people, but will wings ; each feather marked near the point with bring down high looks.
Psalms. two spots; they breed in Farr Island. Grew. Them gracious Heav'n for nobler ends de Loon. n. s. (This word, which is now sign'd,
used only in Scotland, is the English Their locks erected, and their clay refin'd.
word lown.) A sorry fellow ;
7. Dryden, jun. And though death be the king of terrors, yet
drel; a rascal.
Thou cream-fac'd loon! pain, disgrace, and poverty, have frightful looks, able to discompose most men.
Where got'st thou that goose look? Skakspeare. 2. The act of looking or seeing.
The false loon who could not work his will Then on the croud he cast a furious look,
By open force, employ'd his flatt'ring skill : And wither'd all their strength. Drydenta
I hope, my lord, said he, I not offend ? When they met they made a surly stand,
Are you afraid of me that are your friend? And glar'd, like angry lions, as they passid,
This young lord had an old cunning rogue, or, And wish'd that ev'ry lock might be their last.
as the Scots call it, a false loon of a grandfather,
Dryden. LoʻOKER. n. s. (from look.]
that one might call a Jack of all trades.
Arbuthnot. 1. One that looks.
LOOP. n. s. [from loopen, Dut. to run.] 2. LOOKER on. Spectator, not agent. A double through which a string or
Shepherds poor pipe, when his harsh sound testifies anguish, into the fair looker on, pastime
lace is drawn ; an ornamental double not possion enters.
Sidney. or fringe. Sach labour is then more necessary than Nor any skill'd in loops of fing‘ring fine, pleasant, both to them which undertake it, and Might in their diverse cunning ever dare for the lockers on.
Hooker. With this, so curious network, to compare. My business in this state
Spenser. Made me a lecket ou here in Vienna ;
Make me to see 't, or at least so prove it, Where I have seen corruption boil and bubble That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop, Til it o'er-run the stew. Sbakspeare.
To hang a doubt on.
Shakspears. Did not this fatai war affront thy coast,
Bind our crooked legs in hoops Yet sattest thou an idle looker on Fairfax. Made of shells, with silver loops. Ben Jonson.
The Spaniard's valour lieth in the eyes of the An old fellow shall wear this or that sort of lecker er; but the English valour lieth about the cut in his cloaths with great integrity, while all soldier's heart: a valour of glory and a valour the rest of the world are degenerated into but. of natural courage are two things. Bacon. tons, pockets, and loops.
Addison. The people love him,
Lo'open. adj. (from loop.] Full of holes. The lakers en, and the enquiring vulgar
Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, Will talk themselves to action. Denham's Sopby. That 'bide the pelting of this pitiless storm! He vish'd he had indeed been gone,
How shall your houseless heads and unted sides, And only to have stood a looker on. Addison.
Your loopd and window'd raggedness, defend LOOKING-GLASS. n. s. [look and glass.]
you Mirror; a glass which shows forms From seasons such as these?
Lo'OPHOLE. h. s. [loop and hole.] Command a mirror hither straight,
1. Aperture ; hile to give a passage. That it may shew me what a face I have.
The Indian herdsman shunning heat, -Go some of you and fetch a looking-glass. Shelters in cool, and terds nis pasturing herds,
Sbakspeare. Ar loopholes cut through thickest shade. Milton. There is none so homely but loves a looking, Ere the blabbing Eastern scout,
South. The nice morn on the Indian steep, We should make no other use of our neigh- From her cabin'd lospbole peep. Milton. bour's faults, than of a looking-glass to mend our Walk not near yon corner house by night; for 04 n manners by.
L'Estrange. there are blunder buisses planted in every boope The surface of the lake of Nemi is never bole, that go off at the squeaking of a tiddie. ruffed with the least breath of wind, which per
Dryden. haps, together with the clearness of its waters, 2. A shift; an evasion. gave it forinerly the name of Diana's looking. Needless, or needful, I not now contend, glass.
Addison. Looy. 1. s. [from lomus, a bottom of Loʻopholed. adj. (from io phole. ] Full
For still you have a loophele for a friend. Dryde thread. Minsbew. Lome is a general
of hoies; full of openings or void name for a tool or instrument. Junius. ]
spacts, The fraine in which the weaver's work
This uneasy loonhol'd gaol, their cloth.
In which y' are hamrer'd by the setlock, He must leave no une en thread in his loom, Cannot but put y' in mind of wedlock. e by indulging to any one sort of reproveable
Hudibras. öscourse himself, de eat all his endeavours
LOORD. against the rest Gov. of the Torgue.
[lorit, Dutch; lourdant, Minerva, studious to compose
Fiench ; lurdan, Erse; a heavy, stupid, Her twisted threads, the web she strung,
or witless fellow. D Trevoux derives Ando'y a loon of marble hung. Addison. Jourdant from Lorde or Lourde, a village
in Gascoigny, the inhabitants of which When heav'n vas nam'd, they loos'd their were formerly noted robbers, say they.
hold again, But dexterity in robbing implies some
Then sprung she forth, they follow'd her amain.
Dryden. degree of subtilty, from which the Gas. To Loose. v. n. To set sail ; to depart coigns are so far removed, that they are
by loosing the anchor. aukward and heavy to a proverb. The Ye should have hearkened, and not have Irse inports some degree of knavery, loosed from Crete.
Acts. but in a ludicrous sense, as in English, The emperor loosing from Barcelona, came to
the port of Mago, in the island of Minorca. you pretty logue; though in general it
Knolles. denotes reproachful heaviness, or stupid
Loosing thence by night, they were driven by laziness.--Spenser's Scholiast says, loord
contrary winds back into his pört. Raleigh. was wont, among the old Britons, to
Loose. adj. (from the verb.] signify a lord; and therefore the Danes,
1. Unbound; untied. that usurped their tyranny here in If he should intend his voyage towards my Britair, were callet, for more dread wife, I would turn her loose to him; and what than dignity, lurdans, i.e. lord Danes, he gets more of her than sharp words, let it lig whose insolence and pride was so out
on my head.
Lo! I see four men loose walking. Daniel. rageous in this real that if it for
2. Not fast ; not fixed. tuned a Briton to be going over a
Those few that clashed might rebourd after bridge, and saw the Dane set foot upon the collision; or if they cohered, yet by the the same, he must return back in the next conflict might be separated again, and so on Dane was clean over, else he must abide in an eternal vicissitude of fast and loose, though no less than present death : but being
without ever consociating into the bodies of afterward expelled, the name of lur
Bentley, done became so odious unto t! e people 3. Not tight: as, a loose robe. whom they had long oppressed, that, t. Not crowded; not close.
With extended wings a host might pass, even at this day, they use for more re- With horse and chariots rank'd in loose array. proach to call the quartan ague the
Milion. fever lurdone. So far the Scholiast, but 5. Wanton ; not chaste. erroneously. From Spenser's own words, Fair Venus seem'd unto his bed to bring it signifies something of stupid dulness
Her, whom he waking evermore did ween rather than magisterial arrogance. Mac
To be the chastest flower that ay did spring
On earthly branch, the daughter of a king, bean.) A drone.
Now a loose leman to vile service bound. Siker, thou's but a lazy loord,
Fairy Queen. And rekes much of thy swinke,
When loose epistles violate chaste eyes, That with with fond terms and witless words
She half consents who silently denies. Dryden. To bleer mine eyes do'st think. Spenser. 6. Not close ; not concise : lax. TO LOOSE. v.a. [lesan, Saxon.)
If an author be loose and diffuse in his stile, 1. To unbind; to untie any thing fasten- the translator needs only regard the propriety of ed.
Felton. The shoes of his feet I am not worthy to 7. Vague ; indeterminate; not accurate. loose.
Acts. It is but a loose thing to speak of possibilities, Can'st thou lose the bands of Orion? Job. without the particular designs; so is it to speak Who is worthy to loose the seals thereof? of lawfulness, without the particular cases. Revelations.
Bacon, This is to cut the knot when we cannot loose It seems unaccountable to be so exact in the it.
quantity of liquor where a small error was of 2. To relax.
little concern, and to be so loose in the doses of The joints of his loins were loosed. Daniel. powerful medicines.
Arbutbrot. 3. To unbind any one bound.
8. No: strict; not rigid. Loose him and bring him to me. Luke. Because conscience, and the fear of swerving 4. To free from imprisonment.
from that which is right, maketh them diligent The captive hasteneth that he may be loosed.
observers of circumstances, the loose regard Isaiah.
whereof is the nurse of vulgar folly. Hooker. He loosed and set at liberty four or five kings 9. Unconnected; rambling.
. of the people of that country, that Berok kept
I dare venture nothing without a strict exain chains.
mination; and am as much ashamed to put a s. To free from any obligation.
loose indigested play upon the publick, as to offer Art thou loosed from a wife, scek not a wife. brass money in a payment.
Dryder. i Corinthians, Vario spends whole mornings in running over 6. To free from any thing that shackles
loose and unconnected pages, and with fresh the mind.
curiosity is ever glancing over new words and Ay; there's the man, who, loos'd from lust
ideas, and yet treasures up but little knowledge. Less to the prætor owes than to himself.
10. Lax of body; not costive. Dryden.
What hath a great influence upon the health, 7. To free from any thing painful.
is going to stool regularly: people that are very
loose have seldom strong thoughts, or strong Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity. bodies.
Locke. Luke. 8. To disengage.
Disengaged ; not enslaved.
pleasures, and be as moderate in the use of Part loosely wing the region, part more wise then, as they can.
Atterbury. In cominon, rang d in figure, wedge their way. 12. Disengaged from obligation : com
He has within himself, all degrees of perfecmonly with from; in the following line with of
tion that exist loosely and separately in all second beings.
Norris. Now I stand Leese of my vow; but who knows Cato's 4. Irregularly. thoughts.
A bishop, living loosely, was charged that his 13. Free from confinement.
conversation was not according to the apostles lives.
Camden, They did not let prisoners loose homeward.
Isaiah. 5. Negligently ; carelessly. Wish the wildest tempests loose;
We have not loosely through silence permitted That throwd again upon the coast,
things to pass away as in a dream. Hooker. I may once more repeat my pain.
The chiming of some particular words in the 14. Remiss; not attentive.
memory, and making a noise in the head, seldom
happens but when the mind is lazy, or very 13. To break Loose. To gain liberty. loosely and negligently employed. Locke If to break leese from the conduct of reason,
6. Unsolidiy; meanly ; without dignity. aod to want that restraint of examination which
A prince should not be so loosely studied, as to keeps us from chusing the worse, be liberty, remember so weak a composition. Shakspo mdmen and tools are only the freemen. Locke. Like two black storms on either hand,
7. Unchastely. Our Spanish army and the Indians stand;
The stage how loosely does Astrea tread, This only space betwixt the clouds is clear,
Who fairly puts all characters to bed? Wnere you, like day, brake loose from both ap
To LoʻOSEN. v. n. (from loose.] To part ; pear.
to tend to separation. 16. To let LOOSE. To set at liberty to When the polypus appears in the throat, exset a: large; to free from any restraint.
that way, it being more ready to loosen And let the living bird loose into the open field.
when pulled in that direction than by the nose. Leviticus.
Sbarp. We ourselves make our fortunes good or bad: To Lo'osen. v. an [from loose.] and when God lets loose a tyrant upon us, or a
1. To relax any thing tied. si khess, if we fear to die, or know not to be 2. To make less coherent. patieni, the calamity sits heavy upon us.
After a year's rooting, then shaking doth the
Taylor. tree good, by loosening of the earth. Bacole In addition and division, either of space or 3. To separate a cornpages. daration, it is the number of its repeated addi
From their foundation loosing to and fro, dans or divisions that alone remains distinct, as
They pluck'd the seated hills wich all their load, will appear to any one who will let his thoughts
Milton. louse in the vast expansion of space, or divisibility She breaks her back, the loosen'd sides give of matter.
way, If improvement cannot be made a recreation,
And plunge che Tuscan soldiers in the sea. they must be let loose to the childish play they
Dryden. far:cy; which they should be weaned from, by 4. To free from restraint. being made surfeit of it.
It resolves those difficulties which the rules Loost. n. s. [from the verb.)
beget; it loosens his hands, and assists his under1. Liberty ; freedom from restraint.
Dryden. Come, and forsake thy cloying store, 5. To make not costive. And all the busy pageantry
Fear loosene!h the belly; because the heat reThat wise men scorn, and fools adore:
tiring towards the heart, the guts are relaxed in Coane, give thy soul a loose, and taste the plea
the same manner as fear also causeth trembling. sures of the poor. Dryden.
Bacon Lucia, might my big swoln heart
LoʻOSENESS. 11. s. [from loose.]
1. State contrary to that of being fast or The fiery Pegasus disdains
fixed. To mind the rider's voice, or hear the reins; The cause of the casting of skin and shell When glorious fieldsand opening camps he views,
should seem to be the looseness of the skin or He runs with an unbounded Lose. Prior. shell, that sticketh not close to the flesh. Bacon,
Poers should not, under a pretence of imitac- 2. Latitude; criminal levity: ing the ancients, give themselves such a loose in A general looseness of principles and manners inricas, as if there were no connection in the hath seized on us like a pestilence, that valketh world.
Felton. not in darkness, but at noon-day. Alteriury: 2. Dismission from any restraining force. 3. Irregularity ; neglect of laws. Air at large maketh no noise, except it be
He endeavoured to win the common people, sharply percussed; as in the sound of a string, both by strained curtesy and by looseness of life. paere air is percussed by a hard and stiff body,
Hayward. 2d with a sbarp loose.
Bacon. 4. Lewdness; unchastity. LO'OSELY. adv. [from loose.]
Courtly court he made still to his dame,
Pour'd out in laoseness on the grassy ground, 3. Not fast; not firmly; easily to be dis
Both careless of his health and of his fame. engaged.
Spenser. I thought your love eternal : was it ty'd So loosely, tnat a quarrel could divide ? " 'Dryden. 5. Diarroca; flux of the belly.
Taking cold moreth looseness by contraction of 2. Without bandage.
the skin and outward parts.
Bacon. Her golden locks for haste were loosely shed In pestilent diseases, if they cannot be exAbout her ears.
pelled by sweat, they fall likewise into looseness. 3. Without union or connection.