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Worthy to be extolled or praised. Un. 1. To make great; to exaggerate; to an. น"al.

plify; to extol. Number, though wonderful in itself, and suf- The a:nbassador, making his oration, did so ficiently magnible from its demonstrable afiec

magnify the king and queen, as was enough to tion, hath pet yccurred adjections from the mul- glut the hearers.

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Broren.

2. To exalt ; to elevaté ; to raise in estiMACA FICAL.w.j. {magnificus, Lat.) mation. MAGNIFICK. } Tilustrious ; grand ;

Greater now in thy return, great ; noble. Proper. but little used. Than from the giant angels: thee that day

The house that is to be hulded for the Lord Thy thunders wagnify'di but to create trust be exceeding magnifiould, of ieme and glory Is greater than created to destroy. Miltor. throughout all countries. 1 Chronicles. 3. To raise in pride or pretension. Thrones, de ninacicns, priucedoms, virtues, He shall exalt and magnify himself above pera'rs!

every god.

Daniel, If these 7 fck tiles yet remain,

If ye will magnify yourselves against me, know Nne tere!,!kular.

Milton. now that God hath overtbrown me. Fob. O parent! these are thy sagrijk deeds; He shall sagnify himself in his heart. Daniel. Thy trophies!

Milton.

4. To increase the bulk of any object to MASNIFICEECE. *. S. [magnificentia,

Lat.] Gratidear of appearance; splen- How these red globules would appear, if dour.

glasses could be found that could magnify them a This desert soil

thousand times more, is uncertain. Locka Wants not her hidden lustre, gems, and gold, By true reflection I would see No van: we skill or art, from whence to raise Why brings the fool a magnifying glass? 'Gran. Magufacts

Miiton. The greatest magnifying glasses in the world NoBabylon

are a man's eyes, when they look upon his own Nor great Alcairo, such magnificence

person.

Pope. Equall'd in all her glories to inshrine

As things seem large which we through mists Belas ou Serapis, their Gods; or seat

descry, Their kings, then Egype with Assyria strove

Dulness is ever apt to magnify.

Pape. In sealth and luxury.

Milton. 5. A cant word for to have effect. One mas observe more splendour and marni- My governess assured my father I had wanted fcence in particular persons houses in Genoa, for nothing; that I was almost eaten up with chan in those that belong to the publick. Addis. the green sickness : but this magnified but little MAGNIFICENT. adj. [magnificus, Latin.) with my father.

Spectutor. 1. Grand in appearance; splendid ; pom- MA'GNITUDE. n. s. (magnitudo, Latin. pous.

1. Greatness ; grandeur. Man he made, and for him built

He with plain heroick magnitude of mind, Magaitient this world.

Milten. And celestial vigour arm'd, Tu suitable to the wagrificent harmony of the Their afinories and magazines contemns. Mill. universe, that the species of creatures should, 2. Comparative bulk. be gentie degrees, ascend upward from us to- ?his tree hath no extraordinary magnitude, wad his perfection, as we see they gradually touching the trunk or stem; it is hard to find desisud from us downwards.

Lucke. any one bigger than the rest. Raleigh. Irnmortal glories in my mind revive,

Never repuse so much upon any man's single When Rome's evalced beauties I descry,

counsel, fidelity, and discretion, in managing Mazaificen: in piles of ruin lie. Addison. affairs of the first magnitude, that is, matters of 2. Fund of splendour; setting greatness religion and justice, as to create in yourself, or to show.

others, a diffidence of your own judgment. If be were magnificent, he spent with an aspire

King Charles. iaz intent: if he spared, he heaped with aspir

When I behold this goodiy frame, this world, iniz istent

Sidacy.

Of hear 'n and carth consisting; and compute MaGxí'FICENTLY. adv. (from magnifi

'Their magnitudes; this earth, a spot, a grain,

An atom, with the firinament compar'd. Alilt. ceni.] Pompously; splendidly. Beauty a monarch is,

Convince the world that you 're devout and

true; Which kingly power magnificently proves, Whatever be your birth, you're sure to be B; crowds of slaves and peopled empire's loves.

A peer of the first magnitude to me. Drydin.

Dryden. We can never conceive too highly of God; so

Conceive these particles of bodies to be sa

disposed arnongst themselves, that the intervals beither too magnificntly of nature, his handy

of empty spaces between them may be equal in work

Grew. MAGNIFICO. *, s. (Italian.) A grandee

magnitude to them all; and that these particles

may be composed of other particies much of Venice.

smaller, which have as much empty space bee The duke himself, and the

magnificoes tween them as equals all the magnitudes of the :c Of greatest port, have all proceeded with him. smaller particles.

Nonton. Shakspeare. MA'CPIE. n. s. [from pie, pica, Latin, and MA'GNIFIER. 7.s. (from magnify.) 1. One that praises ; an encomiast; an

mag, contracted from Margaret, as pbil

is used to a sparrow, and poll to a par. extoller. The primitive magnifiers of this star were the

rol.) A bird sometimes taught to talk, Egypians, who notwithstanding chietly regarded

Augurs, that understood relations, have it in relation to their river Nilus. Brown.

By magpies and by choughs, and sooks brought

torth 2. A glass that increases the bulk of any

The secret'st man of blood.

Shakse. Ohject.

Dissimulation is expressed by a lady wearing TO MAGNIFY. v. a. (magnifico, Lat.) a vizard of suo faces, in her right hand a maggio, tice.

you become!

which Spenser described looking through a lat- Oh whither shall I fly; what sacred wood

Piacbam on Drawing. Shall hide me from the tyrant? or what den? So have I seen in black and white,

Fairfux. A prating thing, a magpic light,

She hated chambers, closets, secret mewes, Majestically stalk;

And in broad fields preserv'd her meidenbead. A stately worthless animal,

Fair (23. That plies the tongue, and wags the tail,

Example, that so terrible shews in the wreck All flutter, pride, and talk.

Swift.

of maiderbood, cannot for all that dissuade sucMA'GYDARE. n. š. (magudaris, Lat.) An cession, but that they are limed with the ruigs herb.

dinsworih,
that threaten then.

Sbakspeare. MAID.•

Maidenhood she loves, and will be switt ? n. s. [mæden, näyden, To aid a virgin.

Miltor. MA'IDEN. S Saxon ; maegd, Dutch.]

2. Newness; freshness; uncontaminated 3. An unmarried w^man ; a virgin.

state. This is now become a low word, Your wives, your daughters,

The devil and mischance look big You matrons, and your mgids, could not fill up

Sbeisp.

Upon the maidentead of our affairs. The cistern of my lust.

Shakspeare.

Some who attended with inuch expectation, at This is a man old, wrinkled, faded, wither'd, And not a maiden, as thou say'st he is. Sbaksp.

their first appearing have stained the maidentead

of their credit with some negligent performinie. I am not solely led

W citos. By vice direction of a maiden's eyes. Sbaksp.

Hope's chaste kiss wrongs no joy's mcidentaid, She employed the residue of her life to re

Then spousal rites prejudge the marriage-bed. pairing of highways, building of bridges, and en

Crasbau. dowing of maidens.

Carew. Your deluded wife had been a maid;

MA'IDENLIP. n. s. [loppago.) An herb. Down on the bridal bed a maid she lay,

Ainsworth. A maid she rose at the approaching day. Dryd. MADENLY, adj. (maiden and like.] Like Let me die, she said,

a maid; gentle, modest, timorous, deRather than lose the spotless name of maid.

cent. Dryden.

Tis not muidenly; 2. A woman servant.

Our sex, as well as I, may chide you for it. My maid Nerissa and myself, mean time,

Sbakspeare Will live as maids and widows. Shaksp. You virtuous ass, and bashful fool; must you

Old Tancred visited his daughter's bow'r; be blushing? what a maidenly man at arins are Her cheek, for such his custom was, he kiss'd,

Sbakspeare, Then bless'd her kneeling, and her maids dis- MA'IDHOOD. n. s. (from maid.] Virgimiss'd.

Dryden. Her closet and the gods share all her time,

nity. Except when, only by some maids attended,

By maidhoed, honour, and every thing, She seeks some shady solitary grove. Rowe.

I love thee.

Sbakspeare. A thousand maidens ply the purple loom,

MA'IDMARIAN. n. s. (puer ludius, Lat.) To weave the bed, and deck the regal room. A kind of dance, so called from a buf

Prior. foon dressed like a man, who plays 3. Female.

tricks to the populace. If she bear a maid child.

Leviticus. A set of morrice-dancers danced a maidmaria, MAID. n. s. (raia vel squatina minor.) A with a tabor and pipe.

Temple. species of skate fisio.

MA'IDPALE. adj. (maid and pale.] Pale MA'IDEN. adj.

like a sick virgin. 1. Consisting of virgins.

Change the complection of her maidpale peace Nor was there one of all the nymphs that rov'd

To scarlet indignation.

Sbakspeare. O'er Mænalus, amid the maiden throng

MAIDSEʻRVANT. 1.5. A female servant. More favour'd once.

Addison. It is perfectly right what you say of the in2. Fresh; new ; unused; unpolluted. difference in common friends, whether we are He fleshed his maiden sword. Sbakspeare.

sick or well; che very maidservants in a family When I am dead, strew me o'er

have the same notion.

Sviji. With maiden flowers, that all the world may MAJESTICAL.}. adj. [from majesty.] know

MAJESTICK. I was a chaste wise to my grave. Sbaksp.

1. August; having dignity; grand ; imBy this maiden blussom in my hand I scorn thee and thy fashion.

Sbaksp.
perial ; regal ; great of appearance.

They made a doubt
MA'IDENHAIR. n. s. (maiden and hair ;

Presence majestical would put him out : adiantum.] This plant is a native of the

For, quoth the king, an angel shalt thou see, southern parts of France and in the Me- Yet fear not thou, but speak audaciously. Sbals. diterranean, where it grows on rocks, Get the start of the majestick world, and old ruins, from whence it is And bear the palm alone. Sbakspears.

We do it wrong, being so majestical, brought for medicinal use.

To offer it the shew of violence.

Sbaks. June is drawn in a mantle of dark grass green,

In his face upon his head a garland of benes, king's cup, and

Sate meekness, heighten'd with majestic grace. maidenhair. Peaban.

Donbas. MA'IDENHEAD:

A royal robe he wore with graceful pride, MA'IDENHODE. n. s. [from maiden.] Embroider'd sandals glitter'd as he trod, MA'IDENHOOD. S

And forth he mov'd, majestice as a god. Pope. 1. Virginity ; virginal purity; freedom

2. Stately; pompous; splendid. from contamination.

It was no mean thing which he purposed ; to And, for the modest lore of maidenhood, perform a work so majestical and stately was no Bids me not sojourn with these armed men. small charge.

Hooter.

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3. Sublime ; elevated ; lofty.

Which passage doth not only argue an infinite abundance, both of artizans and materials, but likewise of magnificent and majestical desires in every common person.

Wotton. The least portions must be of the epick kind; all must be grave, majestical, and sublime. Dryd. MAJESTICALLY. adv. (trom majestical.] With dignity; with grandeur.

From Italy a wand'ring ray
Of moving light illuminates the day;
Northward she bends, majestically bright,
And here she fixes her imperial light. Granv.

So hase I seen in black and white,
A prating thing, a magpie hight,

Mapestically s alk;
A starely worthless animal,
That flies the indrue, and wags the tail,
All Hutter, pride, and talk.

Swift. MAJESTY. n.s. (majestas, Latin.) 1. Dignity i grandeur; greatness of ap.

pearance ; an appearance awful and so-
lemn.
The veice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Psalms.
The Lord reigneth; he is cloathed with majesty.

Psalms
Amidst
Thick cruds and dark, doth heav'n's all-ruling

Sire
Chuse to reside, his glory unobscur'd
And with the majesty of darkness round
Covers his throne.

Milton.
Great, without pride, in sober majestyr Pape.
2. Power ; sovereignty.
Thine, O Lord, is the power and majesty.

i Chronicles. To the only wise God be glory and majesty.

Íude. He gare Nebuchadnemar thy father moje ry.

Daniel. 3. Dignity ; elevation of manner.

The fis in loftiness of thought surpass’d,
The next in majesty.

Dryden. 4. The title of kings and queens.

Most royal majesty,
I crave no more than what your highness offer'd,
Nor will you tender less.

Sbakspeare.
I have a garden opens to the sea,
From whence I ran your majesty convey,
To some nigh friend.

Waller. He, who had leen always believed a crcature of the queen, visited her majesiy

, but once in six weeks.

Clarendon. Talk in assful state above The waste or beaven.

Drzden. Mall.a.s. (muille, Fr. maglia, Ital. from

wcile, the mesh of a net. Shinner.] 1. A coat of steel network worn for de. fence,

Being sised to wear a privy coat, the duke gaie is ismer, That against any popular fury, a shirt adil would be but a silly defence.

Wotton. 2. Any armour.

We stripe the lobster of his scarlet mail. Gay.

Se stures of 29.-11, come coats of p!ate put on, Scane andacurace, some a corset bright. Füins

Soase wore cai-armour, imitating scale, And test their skin were stubborn shirts of mail; Suase wore a breas:-plate.

Dryden. 3. A postman's bundle; a bag. (male,

mollette, Fr.] To Mall. v. a, (from the noun.)

VOL. III.

i. To arm defensively; to cover, as with armour.

The mailed Mars shall on his altar sit
Up to the ears in blood.

Sbakspearea 2. To bundle'in a wrapper:

1 am thy married wife,
And thou a prince, prorector of this land ;
Methinks I should not thus be led along,
Mail'd up in shame, with papers on my back.

Sbakspeare. TO MAIM. v.a. [maitan, Gothick, to cut

off; mehaigner, to maim, old French; mebaina, Armorick; mancus, Latin.] To deprive of any necessary part ; to cripple by loss of a limb : originally written from the French mayhem.

You wrought to be a legate; by which power You maim'd the jurisdiction of all bishops.'

Shakespeare The multitude wondered when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, and the

lame to walk; and they glorified God. Matth. Marm. n. s. [from the verb.] 1. Privation of some essential part ; lamea

ness, produced by a wound or amputa. tion.

Surely there is more cause to fear, lest the want thereof be a maim, than the use a blemish.

Hooker. Humphry, duke of Glo'ster, scarce himself, That bears so shrewd a maim; two pulls at once;

A lady banish't, and a limb lopt off? Sbaksp. 2*. Injury; mischief.

Not so deep a maim,
As to be cast forth in the common air,
Have I deserved.

Sbakspeert. 3. Essential defect.

A noble author esteems it to be a maim in history, that the acts of parliament should not be recited.

Hayward. MAIN. adj. [magne, old Fr. magnus, Lat.) I. Principal ; chief ; leading..

In every grand or main publick duty which God requireth of his church, there is, besides that matter and form wherein the essence thereof consisteth, a certain outward fashion, whereby the same is in decent manner adininistered.

Hooker. There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceased; The which observ'd a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life.

Shakspeare. He is superstitious grown of late, Quite from the nuin opinion lie had once Öfluntasy, of dreams, and ceremonies. Shakse

There arose three notorices and main rebela lions, which drew several armies out of England.

Davies. The nether food, Which now divided into four main streams, Runs diverse.

Milton. I should be much for open war, O peers, If wlit was urg'a Main reason to persuade immediate war, Did not diisunde me most.

Milton. All creatures louk to the main chance, that isa food and propagation.

Our main inicrest is to be as happy as we can, and as long as possible.

Tillotson. Nor tell me in a dying father's tone, Be careful still of the main chance, my son ; Put out the principal in trusty hands; Live on the use, and never dip thy lands. Dryde Whilschey have busied then.elves in various

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mair That jumbled

words, if fortune throw 'em, thing. Baker. Shall, well as Dryden, form a poem.

Prier. Nor is it only in the main design, but they 6. The continent. have followed him in every episode. Pope. In 1589 we turned challengers, and invaded 2. Mighty; huge ; overpowering ; vast. the main of Spain.

Bacon. Think, you question with a Jew,

7. A hamper.

Ainswortb. You may as well go stand upon the beach, Ma'INLAND. n. s. (main and land.] ConAnd bid the main Hood bate his usual height.

Shakspeare.

tinent. Spenser and Dryden seem to acSeest thou what

cent this word differently.
rage

Ne was it island chen,
Transports our adversary, whom no bounds,
Nor yet the main abyss,

But was all desolate, and of some thought
Wide interrupt, can hold?

Milton. By sea to have been from the Celtick mainland brought.

Spenser. 3. Gross; containing the chief part.

Those whom Tyber's holy forests hide,
We ourself will follow

Or Circe's hills from the mainland divide. Drydo
In the main battle, which on either side MA'INLY. adv. [from main.]
Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse.

1. Chiefly; principally.
Sbakspeare.

A brutish vice,
All abreast
Charg'd our main battle's tront.

Miltor.
Sbakspeare

Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve.

They are mainly reducible to three. More. 4. Important; forcible.

The metallick matter now found in the per This young prince, with a train of young no

pendicular intervals of the strata, was originally blemen and gentlemen, but not with any main

lodged in the bodies of those strata, being interarmy, came over to take possession of his new

spersed amongst the matter, whereof the said patrimony.

Davies on Ireland.

strata mainly consist. Woodward's Nat. Hisi. That, which thou aright

Greatly; hugely. Believ'st so mein to our success, I bring. Milt.

It was observed by one, that himself came Mars. n. s.

hardly to a little riches, and very easily to great 1. The gross; the bulk; the greater part. tiches: for when a man's stock is come to thai,

The main of them may be reduced to language, that he can expect the prime of markets, and and an improvement in wisdom, by seeing men. over-come chose bargains, which, for their great

Loide. ness, are few men's money, and be partner in 2. The sum ; the whole ; the general.

the industries of younger men, he cannot but They allowed the liturgy and government of

increase mainly.

Baces. the church of England as to the muir. X.Charl. MA INMAST. N. s. [moin and mast.] The These notions concerning coinage have, for

chief or middle mast. the main, been put into writing above twelve

One dire shot, months.

Locke. Close by the board the prince's mainmast bore. 3. The ocean ; the great sea, as distin.

Dryden.

A Dutchınan, upon breaking his leg by a tall guished from bays or rivers.

from a m.inmast, told the standers-by, it was a A substitute shines brightly as a king,

mercy it was not his neck.

Spectator. Until a king be by; and Then his state Empties itself, as doch an inland brook

MA'INPERNABLE. adj. Bailable; that Into the main of waters.

Shakspeare.

may be admitted to give surety. Where's the king ?

MA'INPERNOR. 1. s.

Surety ; bail. Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea;

He enforced the earl himself to fly, tilltwentyOr swell the curled waters 'bove the main, six noblemen became mainpornors for his appearThat things might change. Sbakspeare. ance at a certain day; but he making default, He fell, and struggling in the main,

the uttermost advantage was taken agains: his Cry'd out for helping hands, but cry'd in vain. sureties.

Duviis on Ireland. Dryden. Ma'INPRISE. n.s. (main and pris, Fr.) Say, why should the collected main

Delivery into the custody of a friend, Itself within itself contain?

lipon security given for appearance ; Why to its caverns should it sometimes creep,

bail. And with delightful silence sleep On the lov'd bosom of its parent deep?

Sir William Bremingham was executed for

Prior. trcason, though the earl of Desmond was lett io 4. Violence; force.

mainprize.

Davies. He'gan advance

Give its poor entertainer

quarter;

And, by discharge or mainprise, grant
With huge force, and importable main,
And towards him with dreadful fury prance.

Deliv'ry froin this base restraint. Hudibras.
Spenser.
TO MA'INPRISE, V. a.

To bail.
With might and main

Ma'INSAIL. n. s. [main and sail.) The He hasted to get up again.

Hudibras. sail of the mainmasi. With might and main they chac'd the mur- They committed themselves unto the sea, and d'rous fox

hoisted up the mainsail to the wind, and made With brazen trumpets, and inflated box. Dryd. toward shore.

Acts. s. [from manus, Lat.) A hand at dice. Ma'Insheet. n. s (main and sheet.] The Were it good,

sheet or sail of the mainmast. To set the exact wealth of all our states

Strike, strike the top-sail ; let the mainsbeet All at one cast ; to set so rich a main

fly, In the nice hazard of one doubtful hour? Shaks. And furl your sails.

Dryden. To pass our tedious hours away, We throw a merry main. Earl Dorset's Song

TO MAINTA’IN. v. a. (maintenir, F5:) Writing is but just like dice,

1. To preserve; to keep ; not to sutier to And lucky mains make people wise :

change.

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The ingredients being prescribed in their sub- whereas in living by the churches maintenance, as stance, maintain the blood in a gentle fermenta- others did, there had been no offence committed. tion, reclude oppilations, and mundify it. Harv.

Hooker. 2. To defend; to hold out; to make God assigned Adam maintenance of life, and good ; not to resign.

then appointed him a law to observe. Hooker. This place, these pledges of your love, maintain.

Those of better fortune, not making learning Dryden.

their maintenance, take degrees with little imGod values no man more or less, in placing

provement.

Swift. him high or low, but every one as he maintains

2. Support; protection; defence. his post.

Grew's Cosmologia.

They knew tbat no man might in reason take

upon him to determine his own right, and ac3. To vindicate ; to justify; to support. cording to his own determination proceed in If any man of quality will maintain upon Ed- maintenance thereof.

Hooker. ward earl of Glo'ster, that he is a manifold trai

The beginning and cause of this ordinance tor, let him appear.

Sbakspeare. amongst the Irish was for the defence and mainThese possessions being unlawfully gotten, tenance of their lands in their posterity. Spenser. could not be maintained by the just and honour

3. Continuance; security from failure. able law of England.

Davies.
Lord Roberts was full of contradiction in his

Whatsoever is granted to the church for God's

honour, and the maintenance of his service, is temper, and of parts so much superior to any of

granted to God.

Soutb. the company, that he could too well maintain

MA'INTOP. n. s. [main and top.] The top and justify those contradictions. Clarendon, Maintain

of the mainnast. My right, nor think the name of mother vain. From their maintop joyful news they hear

Dryden.

Of ships, which by their mould“ bring new supe 4. To continue; to keep up; not to suf

plies.

Dryden. fer to cease.

Dictys could the maintop-mast bestride, Meiztein talk with the duke, that my charity

And down the ropes with active vigour slide. be not of him perceived.

Addison. Sbakspeare. Ma'INYARD. n. s. [main and yard.] The Some did the song, and some the choir maintain Beneath a laurel shade.

Dryden.

yard of the mainnast.

With sharp hooks ihcy took hold of the tacke 5. To keep up; to support the expence ling which held the maingard to the mast, then of.

rowing they cut the tackling, and brought the I seek pot to wax great by others waining; mainyard by the board.

Arbutbnet. Sufficeth, that I have maintains my state, Ma'jor. adj. (major, Latin.) And sends the poor well pleased from my gate.

Sbakspeare:

1. Greater in number, quantity, or exWhat concerns it you if I wear pearl and

tent. gold?

They bind none, no not though they be many, I thank my good father I am able to maintain it. saving only when they are the major part of a

Studspeare. general assembly, and then their voices being 6. To support with the conveniences of

more in number, must oversway their judge ments who are fewer.

Hooker. life.

The true meridian is a major circle passing It was St. Paul's choice to maintain himself

through the poles of the world and the zenith of by his own labour.

Hooker.

any place, exactly dividing the east from the If a woman maintain her husband, she is full

Brown. of anger and much reproach. Ecclesiasticus. In common discourse we denominate persons It is hard to maint.zin the truth, but much

and things according to the major part of their harder to be maintained by it. Could it ever character: he is to be called a wise man who yet feed, claath, or defend its assertors? South.

has but few follies.

Watto. 7. To preserve from failure.

2. Greater in dignity. Here tea thousand images remain

Pall, Greek, fall fame, honour, or go, or stay, Without confusion, and their rank maintain.

My major vow lies here. Slakspeare. Blackmore.

MA'JOR. 1. s. TO MAINTA'N. v. n. To support by 1. The officer above the captain ; the argument ; to assert as a tenet.

lowest field officer. In tragedy and satire I maintain against some of our modern criticks, that this age and the last

2. A mayor or head officer of a town. have excelled the ancients.

Dryden.

Obsolete. MAINTAINABLE. adj. (from mcintain.] 3. The first proposition of a syllogism, Defensible ; justifiable.

containing some generality. Being made lord-lieutepant of Bulloine, the

The major of our author's argument is to be walls sore beaten and shaken, and scarce main

understood of the material ingredients of bodies. tainabk, he defended the place against the Dau

Boyle. phiin.

Hayavard. 4. MAJOR-general. The general officer of

the second rank. MAINTA’INER. n. s. [from maintcin.)

Major-general Ravignan returned with the Supporter; cherisher.

French king's answer.

Tatler. He dedicated the work to Sir Philip Sidney, a special maintainer of all learning. Spenser. 5. Major.demo. n. s. (majeur dome, Fr.) The maintainers and cherishers of a regular

One who holds occasional, the place devotion, a true and decent picty. Soutb. of master of the house. MA'INTENANCE. 1. s. (maintenant, Fr.) MAJORA’TION. n. s. [from major.) In. 1. Supply or the necessaries of life ; sus.

crease ; enlargement. tenance ; ; sustent:tion.

There be five ways of majoration of sounds: It was St. Paul's choice to maintain himself, enclosure simple; enclosure with dilatation;

west.

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