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MONITCHY. 12 s. [monarchie, Fr. W.mtb
my fellow creature, for fear he should not be για.]
good enough to receive it from me? Luy.
People are not obliged receive any monied, 1. The government of a single person.
except of their own coinage by a publick mint. While the moriaridy flourish'd, these wanted
Those hecksterers or money jobbers will be 2. Kingdom ; empire.
found necessarv, if this brass money is made curI rast rent in the exchequer.
Swifi. Unto the kingdom of rerretual night.
MO'NEYBAG. n. s. [monoy and bag.) A The first that there did groet my stranger soul,
large purst. Wos my great father-in-law, renowned Warwick,
Lock to my house; I am right loth to go; l'ho cried aloud, What scourge for rerjury
There is sone ill a brewing towards my rest, Can this dark monarcíy afford faise Clarence?
For i did dream of menerings to-night. Sbzhsø.
My place was taken up by an ill-bred puppy,
with a moneybag under each arm. Addison Contenteth me, and 's worth a munarc' y. Sbak.
MO'NEYBOX. 8. s. (money and box.) A till; Mo'NASTERY. N. S. [monastıre, Fr. moria.
repository of ready coin. sterium, Lat.) House of religious re
(money and tirement; convent; abbey; cloister. It
chunge.] A broker in money. is usually pronounced, and often writ- The usurers or moneychangers being a scanda
lous enıployment at Rome, is a reason for the ten, monastry.
high rate of interest.
Arbuthnot. Then courts of kings were held in high re
MO'NEYED. adj. [from money.] Rich in notin ; There, virgins honourable vous receiv'd,
money : often used in opposition to But chaste as maids in monasteries av d. Dryden.
those who are possessed of lands. in a mnastery your devotions cannot carry Invite moneyed men to lend to the merchants, you so far toward the next world, as to make this for the continuing and quickening of trade. lose the sight of you. Pope.
If exportation will not balance importation, MONA'STICAL. adj. [monastique, Fr. mo
away must your silver go again, whether moneyed Moxa'sTICK. nasticus, Lat.) Relie
or not moneyed; for where goods do not, silver giously recluse ; pertaining to a monk. must pay for the commodities you spend. Lesés.
I drave niy suitor to forswear the full stream Several curned their money into those funds, of the world, and to live in a nook merely mo- merchants as well as other moneyed men. Swiji. naclick.
With these measures fell in all monied men; The silicious and hairy vests of the strictest such as had raised vast sums by trading with orders of friers derive the institution of their stocks and funds, and lending upon great intemorastick life from the exan.ple of John and
Brown. Mo'NEYER. N.s. (monnoyer-eur, Fr. froin When young, you led a life monastick, And wore a vest ecclesiastick;
money.] Now in your age you grow fantastick.
1. One that deals in money; a banker. Denham, 2. A coiner of
money. MONA’STICALLY. adv. (from monastick.] MO'NEYLESS. adj. (from money.) Want. Reclusely; in the manner of a monk.
ing money ; penniless. I have a dozen years more to answer for, all
The strong expectation of a good certain cho memastirally passed in this country of liberty and
lary will outweigh the loss by bad rents redelight.
ceived out of lands in moneyless tincs. Szof, MO'NDAY. 1. s. [from moon and day.) The
Mo'NEYMATTER. n. s. [money and miter ]
Account of debror and creditor. second day of the week. Mo'NEY. 1. s. [monnoye, Fr. moneta, Lat.
What if you and I Nick should enquire how
money matters stand between us? arbalnet It has properly 110 plural except when Mo'NEYSCRIVENER. Il. s. [mon'y and money is taken for a single piece; but
scrivener.] One who raises money for was formerly used for sums.]
others. Metal coined for the purposes of com
Suppose a young unexperienced man in the
hands of moneyscriveners, such fellows are like Importune him for monies; be not ceast your wire-drawing mills, if they get hold of a With slight denial.
Shakspeare. man's finger, they will pull in his whole body at The jealous witiolly knave hath masses of last.
Sbakspeare. Mo'NEYWORT. n. S. A plant. You need my help, and you say, Mo'NEYSWORTH.1. s. [money and wortb.) Shylock, we would have monies.
Shaksp. I will give thee the worth of it in money.
Something valuable ; something that i Kings.
will bring money. Wives the readicst helps
There is either money or moneysworth in all To betray heady husbands, rob the easy
the controversies of life ; for we live in a merAnd lend the monies on return of lust. B. Fons. cenary world, and it is the price of all things in it. Mondy differs from uncoin'd silver, in that the
L'Estranga quantity of silver in each piece of money is ascer
Mo'NGCORN. n. s. [mang, Saxon, and tained by the stanıp it bears, which is a publick corn.] Mixed corn: as, wheat and rye ; voucher.
Locke. miscellane, or maslin. My discourse to the he!-reck'd has produced MoʻNGER. 1.5. [mangere, Sax. a trader, many correspondants; such a discourse is of general use, and every married man's money.
from mangian, Sax. to trade.] A deal
Addison, er; a seller. It is seldoin or never used Shall I will hold a little money or food fron alope, or otherwise than after the name
rigs, Lat] Conveying useful instruction; giving adoronition.
Losscs, miscarriages, and disappointments, are meritory and instructive.
L'Estrange. He is so talten up still, in spite of the monitory Hint in my essay, vitli particular men, that he neglects mankind.
Pope. Mo'NITORY. n. s. Admonition; warning.
A king of Hungary took a bishop in battle, and kept him prisoner; whereupon the pope writ a monitory to him, for that he had broken the privilege of holy church.
Bacon. MONK. n. s. (monec, Sax. monachus, Lat.
Morcegos.]. One of a religious community bound by vows to certain obser
ef any commodity to express a seller of that commodity: as, a fishmonger; and sometimes a medler in any thing: as, a wbore monger ; a ntws monger,
Do you know me?-Yes, excellent well, vou are a tish-moreer.
Shakspeure. Th'impatient states-monger Could nox contain himself no longer. Hudil. MO'NGREL. Cuj. (as mongcorn, from mang,
Sax. or mou (1, to mix, Dutch. ] Of a mixeil tirted : commonly written mungrel for inngrel
This zealot Is of a mor pel, dicers kind, C-rick before, and lav behind. Hudibras.
Yenyre scorkaf heav'n, with human shapes, That have but just enough of sense to know *The master's voice.
Dryden. I'm but a half-strain'd villain yet, But zu til mischievous.
Dryden. base, roveling, worthless wretches; Alasgress ir faction; poor taint-hearted traitors.
Addison. His friendshios still to few confin'd, Were always of the middling kird; No fuils ut rank, or wongrel breed,
Who fain would pass for lords indevd. Srvift. MO'NIMENT. n. s. [from moneo, Lat.] It seems here to signify inscription.
Some others were driven and distent
Spenser. TO MO'NISH. v.a. (moneo, Lat.] To admonis, ci which it is a contraction.
Morish him gently, which shall make him brih uilling to amend, and glad to go forward in
Aschum. MO NISHER. 1. s. [from monish.] An ad
monisher; a monitor. MONITION. . s. [monitio, Lat. monition,
French.) 1. Information ; hint.
We have ro visible monition of the returns of any other periods, such as we have of the day,
by successive light and darkness. Holder on Time. 2, Instruction ; document.
Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advie vi friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself.
L'Estranges Then after sare monitions from his friends, His talents to emboy for nobler ends,
He turns to politicks his dang'rous nit. Saxift. MO'SITOR. n. s. (Lat.] One who warns
of faults, or informs of duty ; one who gives useful hints. It is used of an upper scholar in a school comniissionxd by the master to look to the boys in his absence.
You need not be a monitor to the king; his learning is eminent: be bri his scholar, and you 2re sa'e.
Econ. It was the privilege of Adam innocent to have these notions ?190 sirm and untainted, to carry his monitor in his bosim, bis luw in his heart, and to save such a conscience as might be its own cast: st.
South. We can but divine who it is that speaks; whether Persius ninisell, or his triend and milcr, er a third person.
Dryden. The pains what come from the necessiies of nature, are monitors to us to beware of greater mischiefs.
Locke. MONITORY, adj. (monitoire, Fr. monito
"Twould prove the verity of certain words, Spoke by a holy monk.
Shaksp. Abdemeleck, as one weary of the world, gave over all, and betook himself to a solitary liie, and became a melancholy Mahometan monk,
Knolles. The dronish monks, the scorn and shame of
manhood, Rouse and prepare once more to take possession, And nestle in their ancient hives again. Rowe.'
Monks, in soine respects agree with regulars, as in the substantial vows of religion; but in other respects, monks and regulars differ; for that regulars, vows excepted, are not tied up to so strict à rule of life as monás are.
Aylife. Mo'NKERY. N. s. [from monk.] The mo. nastick lite.
Neither do I meddle with their evangelical periection of vows, not the dangerous servitude of their rash and impotent votaries, nor the inconveniences of their morkury.
Hall. MO'NKEY. 1. s. I monikin, a little man.) 1. An ape ; a baboon; a jackanapes. An
animal bearing some resemblance of nian.
One of them shewed me a ring that he had of your daughter for a monkey: Tubal, it was my turquoise; I would not have given it for a wila derness of monkeys:
Shakse. More new-fangied than an ape; mere giddy in my desires than a monkey.
Shaksp. Other creatures, as wel as monkeys, destroy their young ones by senseless fondness. Locke. With glittering guid and sparkling gems they
sinine, But apes and monkeys are the gods within.
Granville. 2. A word of contempt; or slight kind
This is the norkey's own giving out; she is persuaded I will marry her.
Sbaksp: Poor mokey! how wilt thou do for a father?
Sbakspeare. Mo'NRHOOD. n. s. [ononk and lood.] The character of a monk.
I had left off his work bood too, and was no bouger obligad to them.
Atterbury. Mo'N KISH. cudj. (trom mork.) Monastick;
pertaining to monks; taught by monks.
Those publick charities are a greater orname! to this city than all its wealth, and do more reai honour to be reiorined religion, than redounds to the church of Rome from all those monkish aid superstitious foundations of which she vainly boasts.
Atterbury. Rise, rise, Roscommon, see the Blenheim
inuse, I ke dull constraint of monkish rhyme refuse:
Mono’culous.} adj. fuós@ and oculus.]
MONKS-HOOD. n. s. [consolida regalis.) A tains the sole power or privilege of plant.
Ainsworih. vending any commodity. MONKS - RHUBARB. n. S. A species of TO MONOPOLIZE. v.a. [6.3, and mwais;
dock: its roots are used in medicine. monopoler, Fr.] To have the sole power Mo'NOCHORD. 11. &. [.6.0 and zoom) or privilege of vending any commodity: 1. An instrument of one string : as, the He has such a prodigious trade, that if there is trumpet marine.
Harris. not some stop put, he will monopolize; nobody 2. A kind of instrument anciently of sin
will sell a yard of drapery, or mercery ware, but himself.
Arbutbnet. gular use for the regulating of sounds. The ancients made use of the monochord to
MonO'POLY. n. s. [favorwala ; monopole
, determine the proportion of sounds to one an
Fr. more and awéw.] The exclusivo other. When the chord was divided into two privilege of selling any thing; equal parts, so that the terms were as one to If I had a monopoly on't they would have part ore, they called them unisons; but if as two to
Sbakspeare one, they called thein (ctaves or diapasons; when How could he answer 't, should the state they were as three to two, they called them fifths
think fit, or diapentes; if they were as four to three, they To question a monopoly of wit ? Cowles. cailed themy fourths or diatesserons; if as five to One of the most oppressive monopolies imagifour, they called it diton, or a tierce-major; nable; all others can concern only something but if as six to five, then they called it a demi- without us, but this fastens upon our nature, yea diton, or a tierce-minor; and lastly, if the terms upon our reason. Govern. of the Tongues were as twenty-four to twenty-tive, they called Shakspeare rather writ happily than knowing. it a demiton or dieze; the monocbord being thus ly and justly; and Jonson, who, by studying divided, was properly
' that which they called a Horace, had been acquainted with the rules, yet system, of which there were many kinds, accord- seemed to envy to posterity that knowledge, and ing to the different divisions of the monocbord. to make a monopoly of his learning. Vryder
MONO'PTOTE. n. s. [uóro. and alwais; ? A MonO'CULAR.
noun used only in some one oblique One-eyed; having
Clarke's Latin Grammar. only one eye.
Mono'stich. 1. s. [novéglogov.] A comHe was well served who, going to cut down an antient white hawthorn tree, which, because she
position of one verse. budded before others, might be an occasion of MONOSYLLA'BICAL. adj. [from monoSuperstition, had some of the prickles flew into syllable. ] Consisting of words of one his eyes, and made him monocular. Howel. syllable.
Those of China repute the rest of the world MONOSY'LLABLE, n. s. [monosyllabe, monoculous.
Fr. μόνο- and συλλαβη.] A word of Mo'NODY. n. s. [uoow dia; monodie, Fr.) only one syllable. A poem sung by one person not in dia
My name of Ptolemy! logue.
It is so long it asks an hour to write it: MonoʻGAMIST, n. s. [more and you ca;
I'll change it into Jove or Mars!
Or any civil monosyllable, monogame, Fr.) One who disallows se
That will not tire my hand.
Drften. cond marriages.
Poets, although not insensible how much our MonO'GAMY. n. s. [monogamie, Fr. uóra language was already over-stocked with monesti
and gapéw.] Marriage of one wife. lebles, yet, to save time and pains, introduced Mo'NOGRAM. n. s. [uong and reapa de ce ;
that barbarous custom of abbreviating words, to
fit them to the measure of their verses. Swiss monogramme, Fr.) A cipher; à cha
Monosyllable lines, unless artfully managed, racier compounded of several letters.
are stiff or languishing; but may be beautiíulco MONOʻLOGUE. 1. s. [more and wóz@; express melancholy.
Popa monologue, Fr.) A scene in which a MONOSY'LLABLED. adj. [monosyllabe, Fr. person of the drama speaks by hiniself; from monosyllable. ] Consisting of one a soliloquy.
syllable. He gives you an account of himself, and of his Nine taylors, if rightly spellid, returning from the country, in monologue; to Into one man are monosyllabled. Clesvelard, which unnatural way of narration Terence is subject in all his plays.
MONOʻTONY. 1. s. (Morolo iz ; quors and MONOʻMACHY. n. s. [novou.azia ; Móv@
76/8.; monotonie, Fr. ) Uniformity of and max.n.] A duel; a single combat.
sound; want of variety in cadence. Mo'NOME. n. s. [inonome, Fr.] In algebra,
I could object to the repetition of the same
rhimes within four lines of each other as tirea quantity that has but one denomina- some to the ear through their monotony. Pope tion or name; as, a b, a ab, a a a b. MOʻNSIEUR. n. s. (Fr.) A terin of re
Harris. proach for a Frenchman. MONOPEʼTALOUS. adj. [w:onopetale, Fr.
A Frenchman his companion; hóQ and Time 20..] It is used for such
An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much lorez
A Gallian girl. Aowers as are formed out of one leaf,
Sbakspeare howsoever they may be seemingly cut MonsoʻON. No s. [monson, monçon, Fr.) into many sınail ones, and those fall off Monssons are shifting trade winds in the East
Indian ocean, which blow periodically; some together.
Quincy. MONO'POLIST. n. s. [monopoleur, Fr.]
for half a year one way, others but for three
months, and then shift and blow for sis or three One who by engrossing or patent ob. months directly copcrary.
The monsoons and trade winds are constant and O monstrous ? but one halfpenny worth of bread pericdical even to the thirtieth degree of lati- to this intolerable deal of sack. Shaksp. tude all around the globe, and seldom transgress 3. Irregular ; enormous. or fall short of those bounds.
No monstrous height, or breadth, or length MONSTER. 1.5. [monstre, Fr. monstrum,
The whole at once is bold and regular. Popa. 1. Something out of the common order 4. Shocking; bateful. of nature.
This was an invention given out by the SpaMethinks heroic poesie till now,
niards, to save the monstrous scorn their nation received.
Bacon, Like some fantastic fairy land did shew,
Mo'NSTROUS. adv. Exceedingly; very Gods, devils, nymphs, witches, and giants race, And all but man in man's chief work had place.
much. A can: term. Thou like some worthy knight with sacred arms, Oil of vitriol and petroleum, a dram of each, Dost drive the monsters thence, and end ihe turn into a mouldy substance, there residing a charms.
Corel-y. fair cloud in the bottom, and a monstrous thick It ought to be determined whether monsters oil on the top.
Bacon. de really a distinct species; we find, that some She was easily put off the hooks, and more of these monstrous productions have none of strous hard to be pleased again.
L'Estrange. those qualities that accompany the essence of Aud, at the rich have still a gibe in store,
that species from whence they derive. Locke. And wiil be monstrous witty on the poor. Dryd. 2. Something liorrible for deformity, wick- MoʻNSTROUSLY. adv. (from monstrous.] edness, or mischief.
1. In a manner out of the common order If she live long,
of nature ; shockingly; terribly ; hor And, in the end, meet the old course of death, Women will all turn monsters. Sbaksp.
ribly. All buman virtue, to its latest breath,
Tiberius was bad enough in his youth, but suFinds Envy never conquer'd but by death:
perlatively and munstrously so in his old age.
South. The great Alcides, ev'ry labour past, Had still this monster to subdue at last. Pope.
2. To a great or enormous degree.
He walks ; TO MO'NSTER. v. a. (from the noun.]
And that self-chain about his neck, To put out of the common order of
Which he forswore most monstrously to have. things. Not in use.
Shakspeare Her offence
These truthis with his example you disprove Must be of such unnatural degree,
Who with his wife is monstrously in love. Dryd. That monsters it.
Sbaksp. I had rather have one scratch my head i'th'sun,
Mo'NSTROUSNESS. n. s. [from monstrous.] When the alarum were struck, than idly sit Enormity; irregular nature or behaTo hear my nothings monster'd. Sbaksp. viour, MONSTRO'SITY. 1n.s. [from monstrous.]
See the monstrousness of man, MONSTRUOʻSITY.) The state of being When he looks out in an ungrateful share! monstrous, or out of the common order
Sbakspears. of the universe. Monstrosity is more
MOʻNTANT. n. s. (Fr.) A term in fencanalogous.
ing. This is the monstruosity in love, that the will
Vat be all you, one, two, tree, four, come for? is infinite, and the execution confin'd. Sbaksp.
- To see thee fight, to see thee pass thy puncto, Such a tacit league is against such routs and
Thy stock, thy traversc, thy distance, thy montant.
Shakspeara shoals of people, as have utterly degenerated from nature, as have in their very body and MONTERO. n. s. [Spanish.] A horseframe of estate a monstrosity;
man's cap. We read of monstrous births, but we often His hat was like a helmet, or Spanish montero.
Bacon. see a greater monstrosity in educations: thus, when a father has begot a man, he trains him Monte'TH. n. s. [from the name of the up into a beast.
inventor.) A vessel in which glasses By the same law monstrosity could not inca
are washed. pacitare from marriage, witness the case of hermaphrodites. Arbuthnot and Pope.
New things produce new words, and thus
Monteth MO'S STROUS. adj. [monstreux, Fr. mon- Has by one vessel sav'd his name from death. sirosus, Latin.)
King. 1. Deviating from the stated order of na
MONTH. n. s. [monad, Sax.] A space ture.
of time either measured by the sun or Nature there perverse,
moon: the luuar month is the time Brought forth all monstrous, all prodigious things, between the change and change, or the Hydras, and gorgons, and chimeras dire. Niilt. time in which the moon cunes to the
Every thing that exists has its particular constitution; and yet some monstrous productions
same point: the solar month is the time have few of those qualities which accompany the
in which the sun passes through a sigo Essence of that species from whence they derive
of the zodiack: the calendar months, their originais.
Locke. by which we reckon time, are un. 2. Strange; wonderful. Generally with equally of thirty or one-and-thirty days, some degree of dislike.
except February, which is of twentyis it not monstrous that this player here
eight, and in leap year of twenty-nine. But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,
Till the expiration of your month, Could force his soul 30 to his conceii,
Sojourn with my sister,
Sbaksp. That, from her working, all his visage wan'd ? From a month old even unto five years olu." Sbakspears
Monibs are not only lunary, and measured by Wher the sun begins to fling
but also soláry, and terminated by the His faring beams, me, goddess, bring
Brown. And shadows brown that Sylvan loves,
Of pine or monumental vak.
Miltos. So many years is she condemned by fate
The destruction of the earth was the most To daily death.
Dryden. monument.? proof that could have been given to MONTH's mind. n. s. Longing desire. all the succeeding ages of mankind. Wodzvard. You have a month's mind to them.
The polish'd pillar different sculptures grace, For if a trumpet sound, or drum beat,
A work outlasting monumental brass.
Paper Who has not a month's mind to combat? Hudib. 2. Raised in honour of the dead; belungMOʻNTHLY. adj. [from month.]
ing to a tomb. 1. Continuing å month; performed in a
Perseverance keeps honour bright: month.
To have done, is to hang quite out of fashion I would ask concerning the monthly revalida
Like rusty mail in monumental mockery. Stak.
I'll not scar that whicer skin of her than snost, tions of the moon about the earth, or the diurnal ones of the earth upon its own axis, whether
And smooth as monumental alabaster. Sbatsp.
Therefore if he needs must go,
Sortly may he be possest
Of his monumental rest.
Crustam, For whom our montbly victims are renew’d.
MOOD. 17. s. [7rode, Fr. modus. Liti
Dryden. MO'NTHLY. adv. Once in a month.
1. The form of an argument.
Mood is the regular determination of propoIf the one may very well monthly, the other
sitions according to their quants and quality, may as well even daily, be iterated. Hooier. O swear not by the moon, th' inconstant
i. c. their universal or particular alıra at n or negation.
Aristotle reduced our lose reasonings to cere
tain rules, and made them conclude in mori and
Daker. MONTOʻIR. n. s. (Fr.) In horsemanship, 2. Šiyle of musick a stone as bigh as the stirrups, wliich
Offluies, and s: ft recorders.
Afilton. horses from, without putiing their foot
Their sound seems a tune in the stirrup.
Harsh, and of dissonant mood from his complaint. Montro'ss. n. S. An under-gunner, er
Milion. assistant to a gunner, engineer, or fire- 3. The change the verb undergoes in some master.
Dict. languages, as the Greek, Latin, and MO’NUMENT. n. s. [7:20nument, Fr. mo- French, to signify various intentions of numentum, Latin.]
the mind, is calied mood. Clarke, Any thing by which the memory of 4. [from mod, Gothick; mod, Sax. moed, persons or things is preserved; a me- Dutch; and generally in all Teutonick morial.
dialects.] Temper of mind; state of In his time there remained the monument of mind as affected by any passion ; dispohis tomb in the mountain Jasius. Raleigh. sition.
He is become a notable monument of unpros. The trembling ghosts, with sad amazed mood, perous disloyalty.
Chartering their iron teeth, and staring wide So many grateful altars I would rear
With stuny eyes.
Fairy Queen. Of grassy turf; and prie up every stone
The kingly beast upon gazing stood, Of lustré from the lrook; in memory,
With pity calin'd, down fell his angry moel. Or monument to ages: and thereon
Fairy Queen. Offer sweet-smelling gums.
Eyes unused to the melting mord,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicual gum. Than what froin Attick or Etruscan hands
Clorinda changed to ruth her warlike mood, Arose.
Few silver drops her vermil cheeks depaint.
F:irfax, their own images in their writings. Pepe.
Solyman, in a melancholy mosd, walked up 2. A tonb; a cenotaph; something erected and down in his tent a great part of the night. in memory of the dead,
Knolles. On your family's old monument
She was in fittest mood Hang mournful epitaphs, and do all rites
For cutting corns, or letting blood. Hudibras, That appertain unto a burial.
These two kids t'appease bis angry mool The Powers which in the circling valley grow,
I bear, of which the furies give him good. Dryd. Shall on his monument their odours throw. Sandys.
He now profuse of tears,
In suppliant mood fell prostrate at our feet. Addi. Two youthful kuiglıts they found bencath a load 5. Anger; rage ; heat of mind. Mod, in opprest
Gothick, signifies habitual temper. Of slaughter'd foes, whom first to death they sent, That which we move for our better instrucThe trophies of their strength, a bloody monu- tion's sake, turneth into anger and choler in mert.
Dryden. them; vet in their mood they cast forth someWith thee on Raphael's monument I mourn, what wherewith, under pain of greater displea. Or wait inspiring dreams at Maro's urn. Pope. sure, we must rest contented.
Hooker. MONUME'NTAL. adj. [from monument.] Mo'ody. adj. [from mood.] 1. Memorial; preserving memory.
1. Angry; out of humour,