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She looks as clear
I took delight in pieces that shewed a country As morning roses newly wash'd with dew. Sbat. village, morrice-dancing, and peasants together Your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as
Peacbom, the early dew it goeth away.
Hosea. Four reapers danced a morrice to oaten pipes. Let us go down after the Philistines by night,
Spectator, and spoil them until the trorning light. 1 Samuel. 3. Nine mens MOʻRRIS. A kind of play
The twining Jessamine and blushing rose, with nine holes in the ground. With lavish grace their morning scenes disclose.
The folds stand empty in the drowned field, Prior.
And crows are fatted with the murrain flock; All the night they stem the liquid way, The nine mens morris is filled up with mud. Andend their voyage with the morning ray. Pope. ,
Sbakspeare. MO'RNING-GOWN. n. S. A loose gown MO'RRIS-DANCER.
n. so [morris and worn before one is formally dressed. dance.] One who dances à la moresca,
Seeing a great many in rich morning gowns, the moorish dance. he was amazed to find that persons of quality
There went about the country a set of rerriswere up so early.
dancers, composed of ten men, who danced a MOʻRNING-STAR. 1. s. The planet Venus
maid marian and a tabor and pipe. Temple, when she shines in the morning. Moʻrrow. n. s. [morgen, Sax. morgben,
Bright as doth the morning-star appear, Dutch. The originai meaning of morOut of the east, with faming locks bedieht, To tell the dawning day is drawing near.
row seems to have been morning, which Spenser.
being often referred to on the precedMOROʻSE, odj. [m.crosus, Lat.] Sour of ing day, was understood in time to sig. temper; peevish; sullen.
nify the whole day next following.) Without these precautions, the man dege- 1. The day after the present day. nerates into a cynick, the woman into a co
I would not buy querte; the man grows sullen and morose, the Their mercy at the price of one fair word; woman impertinent.
Spectator. To have't with saying, good morrow. Sbaksp. Some have deserved censure for a morose and
Thou affected taciturnity, and others have made Canst pluck night from me, but not lend a mere speeches, though they had nothing to say.
The Lord did that thing on the morrow. MORO'sely.adv. [from morose.] Sourly s
Peace, good reader, do not weep,
Peace, the lovers are asleep;
Let them sleep, let them sleep on,
Till this stormy night be gone,
And the eternal morrow dawn,
Then the curtains will be drawn, ness; peevishness.
And they waken with the light, Take care that no sourness and moroseness,
Whose day shall never sleep in night. Crasbatt. mingle with our serious frame of mind. Nelson.
To morrow you will live, you always cry, Learn good humour, never to oppose without In what far country doth this morrowlie?" just reason; abate some degrees of pride and
That 'tis so mighty long e'er it arrive :
Beyond the Indies dees this morrow live? Moro'sity. n. s. [morositas, Lat. from "Tis so far-fetch'd this morrow, that I fear
morose.] Moroseness ; sourness; pec- 'Twill be both very cld, and very dear.
To morrow will I live, the fool does say,
To day itself's too late, the wise liv'd yesterBut entertain no morosity, brothers, other
Coulag: Than ajoint burthen laid upon us. Shakspeare.
2. TO MO'RROW. (This is an idiom of Some morosities
the same kind, supposing morrow to We must expect, since jealousy belongs
mean originally morning : as, to right; To age, of scorn, and tender sense of wrongs.
10 day.] On the day after this current Denham.
dav. The pride of this man, and the popularity of that; the levity of one, and the morosity of
To morrow comes; 'tis noon; 'tis night :: another.
This day like all the former flies; MO'R PHEW. n. s. (morphée, Fr. morphaa,
Yet on he runs to seek delight
Tomorrow, sill to night he dies. low Lat, morfea, Italian. ] A scurf on
3. To morrow is sometimes, I think im. the face.
properly, used as a noun. MO'RRIS. 1n.s. (that is moorisb
Our yesterday's to morrow now is gone, MO’RRIS-DANCE. or morisco-dance.] And still a new to morrow does come on. 1. A dance in which bells are gingled, or We by to morrow's draw out all our store,
staves or swords clashed, which was Till the exhausted well can yield no more. learned by the Noors, and was probably
To morrow is the time when all is to be recti. a kind of Pyrrhick or military dance.
Spectator. The queen stood in some doubt of a Spanish Morse. n. s. (phoca.) A seahorse. invasion, though it proved but a morris-cence upon our waves.
That which is commonly called a sea-horse is One in his catalogue of a feigned library, sets
properly called a morse, and makes not out that down this title of a book, The morris-dance of
li seems to have been a tusk of the worse or The sounds and seas, with all their tinny Moʻrsel.n.s. (mursellus, low Latin ; from
waltron, called by some the sea-horse. Worde. drove, Now to the moon in kavering morrice move.
Milton. 5. A piece fit for the mouth; a mouthful.
Yet cam'st thou to a morsel of this feast, 3. Bringing death. Having fully din'd before. Shakspeare. Safe in the hand of one disposing pow's,
And me his parent would full soon devour Or in the natal, or the mortal hour. Pope. For want of other prey, but knows that I
4. Inferring divine condemnation ; not Should prove a bitter morsel, and his bane.
Milton. Every morsel to a satisfied hunger, is only a
Though every sin of itself be mortal, yet all are dew labour to a tired digestion.
They met me in the day of success; and I Whose filesh, torn off by lumps, th' rav’nous foe have learned by the perfected report, they have In morsels cut to make it farther go. Tate.
more in them than mortal knowledge. Shaksyo
Shall live the lease of nature, pay his breath
The voice of God
To mortal ear is dreadful; they beseech,
Thar Moges might report to them his will,
Milton's Par. Lost fowl, No homely morsels! Milton's Par. Lost.
Success, the mark no mortal wit, A dog crossing a river with a morsel of flesh in
Or surest hand can always hit.
Butler, his mouth, saw, as he thought, another dog under
No one enjoyment but is liable to be lost by
ten thousand accidents, out of all mortal power the water, upon the very same adventure.
Soutb's Sermons. 3. A small quantity. Not proper.
6. Extreme; violent. A low word.
The birds were in a mortal apprehension of Of the mer sels of native and pure gold, he had seen some weighed many pounds. Boyle.
the beetles, till the sparrow reasoned them into MOʻRSURE. n. s. (morsure, Fr. morsura,
The nymph grew pale and in a mortal fright, Lat.] The act of biting.
Spent with the labour of so long a flight; MORT. *.5. (morte, French.)
And now despairing, cast a mournful look 1. A tune sounded at the death of the Upon the streams.
MOʻRTAL. N. S. To be making practis'd smiles,
s. Man ; human being. As in a looking-glass, and to sigh as 'twere
Warn poor mortals left behind. Tickel. The mort o'th deer; oh that is entertainment 2. This is often used in ludicrous lanMy bosom likes not.
guage. 2. (morgt, Islandick.) A great quantity.
I can behold no mortal now; Not in elegant use, but preserved colló.
For what's an eye without a brow. Prior. quially in many parts.
MORTAʼLITY. n. s. (from mortal.) Mó'RTAL. adj. [mortalis, Lat. mortel, Fr.]
1. Subjection to death ; state of a being 1. Subject to death; doomed sometime
subject to death. to die.
When I saw her die,
Carew. Her times of preservation, which, perforce, I point out mistakes in life and religion, that I her frail son amongst my breth'ren mortal
we might guard against the springs of error, Must give my attendance to. Sbakspeare. guilt, and sorrow, which surround us in every This corruptible must put on incorruption, state of mortality.
Watts. and this mortal must put on immortality. I Cor.
2. Death, Heav'nly powers, where shall we find such love!
I beg mortality, Which of ye will be mortal to redeem
Rather than life preserved with infamy. Sbakspo Man's mortal crime; and just, th' unjust to save.
Gladly would I metc
Milton. The day thou eat'st thereof, my sole come
3. Power of destruction. mand
Mortality and mercy in Vienna Transgrest, inevitably thou shah die;
Live in thy tongue and heart, Sbakspeare. From that day mortal: and this happy state 4. Frequency of death. Shalt lose.
Milton's Par. Lost. The rise of keeping those accounts first began 7. Deadly; destructive; procuring death. in the year 1592, being a time of great mortality. Come all you spirits
Graunt. That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, s. Human nature. And fill me from the crown to th' toe, top full A single vision so transports them, that it Of cruelty.
Sbakspeare's Macbeth. makes up the happiness of their lives; mortality The mortalese poisons practised by the West cannot bear it often.
Drydin. Indians, have some mixture of the blood, fat, Take these tears, mortality's relief, er flesh of man.
Bacon. And till we share your joys, forgive our grief. The fruit
Pope. Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Morta'l.LY. adv. [from mortal.] Brought death into the world, and all our woe.
1. Irrecoverably ; to death.
Milton. Some circumstances have been great discou
In the battle of Landen you were not only
dangerously, but, in all appearance, norialling ragers of trade, and others are absolutely mortal
Dryden. Temple. Hope not, base man! unquestion'd hence to
2. Extremely; to extremity. A low lu. go,
dicrous word. For I an Palamon, thy mertal foc. Dryden Adian mortalby euried poets, paint srs, and
artificers, in works wherein he had a vein to Some have his lands, but none his treasur'd excel
Bacon. Know all, who wou'd pretend to my good Lands unınanur'd by us, and mortgag‘d o'er and grace,
Harte. I mortally dislike a damning face. Granville. MoʻRTAR. 1. s. [mortarium, Lat. mortier, MORTGAGE’E. 1. s. [from mortgage.] He
that takes or receives a mortgage. French.)
An act may pass for publick registries of land, 1. A strong vessel in which materials are
by which all purchasers or mortragees may be broken by being pounded with a pestle, secured of all monies they lay out. Temple
. Except you could bray Christendom in a more MoʻRTGAGER. n. s. [from mortgage.) He tar, and mould it into a new paste, there is no possibility of an holy war.
that gives a mortgage. The action of the diaphragm and muscles MORTIFEROUS. adj. [mortifer, Lat.] Faserves for the comminution of the meat in the tal; deadiy; destructive. stomach by their constant agitation upwards and What is it but a continued perpetuated voice downwards, resembling the pounding of mate- from heaven, to give men no rest in their sins, no rials in a moriar.
Ray on Creation.
quiet from Christ's importunity, till they awake 2. A short wide cannon out of which from the lethargick sleep, and arise from so dead, bombs are thrown.
$0 mortiferous a state, and permit him to give Those arms which for nine centuries had
These murmurings, like a mortiferous herb, The wrath of time to antique stone engrav'd,
are poisonous even in their first spring. Now torn by mortars stand yet undetac'd
Government of the Tongue. On nobler trophies by thy valour rais'd. Granu. MORTIFICA’TION. n. s. (mortification, Fr. MoʻRTAR. 11. s. (norter, Dutch; mortier, from mortify.] Fr.) Cement made of lime and sand with
1. The state of corrupting, or losing the water, and used to join stones or bricks. vital qualities ; gangrene.
Mortar, in architecture, is a preparation of It appeareth in the gangrene, or mortification lime and sand mixed up with water, serving as a of flesh, either by opiates, or intense colds. cement, and used by masons and bricklayers in
Baton. building of walls of stone and brick. Wolfius Mv griefs ferment and rage, observes, that the sand should be dry and sharp, Nor less than wounds immedicable, so as to prick the bands when rubbed, yet not Rankle and fester, and gangrene, earthy, so as to foul the water it is washed in:
To black mortification.
Milton. he also finds fault with masons and bricklayers
2. Destruction of active qualities. as committing a great error, in letting their line slacken and cool before they make up their mor
Inquire what gives impediment to union or tar, and also in letting their mortar cool and die
restiturion, which is called mertification; as a hen before they use it; therefore he advises, that if
quicksilver is mortified with turpentine. Buvor. you expect your work to be well done, and to 3. The act of subduing the body by hardcontinue long, to work up the lime quick, and ships and macerations. but a little az a time, that the mortar may not lie A diet of some fish is more rich and alkaleslong before it be used.
cent than that of flesh, and therefore very in I will tread this unbolted villain into mortar, and daub the wall of a jakes with him. Staks. 4. Humiliation; subjection of the paso
proper for such as practise wortification. Arbutb. They had brick for stone, and slime for mortor.
sions. Lime hot out of the kiln inived soft with wa- The mortification of our lusts has something ter, putting sand to it, will make better morter in it that is troublesome, yet nothing that is unthan other. Mortimer. reasonable.
Tillotsoa. MOʻRTGAGE. n. s. ( mort and gage, Fr.]
You see no real mortificati-n, or self-dewiel, no 1. A dead pledge; a thing put into the
eminent charity, in profound humility, no hear
venly affection, no true contempt of the world, hands of a creditor.
no christian weakness, no sincere zeal, or emiTh’estate runs out, and mortgages are made, nent piety, in the common lives of christians. Their fortune ruin'd, and their fame betray'd.
Vexation ; trouble. The Romans do not seem to have known the
It is one of the vexatious mortifications of a 'secret of paper credit, and securities upon mor?
studious man, to have his thoughts üisordered by sages.
We had the mortification to lose the sight of
Addison. He seeks bye-streets, and saves th' expensive T. MOʻRTIFY. v. a. (mortifier, Fr.]
Munich, Augsburg, and Ratisbon. coach.
Gay. 8. The state of being pledged.
1. To destroy vital qualities. The land is given in mortgage only, with full 2. To destroy active powers, or essential intention to be redecmed within one year. qualities.
What gives impediment to union or restitution To Mo'rtgage. v.a. [from the noun.] is called mortification, as when quicksilver is
To pledge; to put to pledge; to make mortified with turpentine or spittle. over to a creditor as a security.
He mortified pearls in vinegar, and drunk them Let men contrive how they may disentangle up.
Hakravill. their mortgaged souls.
Decay of Piety.
Oil of tartar per deliquium has a great faculty They make the widow's mortgag'a ox their
to find out and mortify acid spirits. prey.
Sandys. 3. To subdue inordinate passions. Their not abating of their expensive way of The breath no sooner left his father's body, living, has forced them to mortgage their best But that his wildness, mortified in him, Arbutbrot. Seem'd to die too.
Suppress thy knowing pride,
MO'RTPAY. n. s. (mort and pay.] Dead Vertify thy llarned lust,
pay ; payment not made. Van are thy thoughts, while thou thyself art
This parliament was merely a parliament of do'st.
war, with some statutes conducing thereunto ; Herodestly conjectures,
as the severe puuising of murip.iy:s, and keepHispuril mieis be tir'd vich lectures,
ing back of soldiers wages,
Bacon. Which herpd to mortify his pride. Swift.
MO'RTRESS. 1. s. [:sam mortier de sagesse. 4. To macerate or harass; in order to re
Skinner. ] A dish of meat of various duce the body to coinpliance with the
kinds beaten together. mind.
A mortress made with the brawn of capons, Their dear causes
stamped, strained, and magled with like quanVould to the pleeding and the grim alarm
tity of almond butter, is excellent to nourish the E:cte the more fedran. Svakspeare. weak.
Bacan. We mortif ourselves with fish, and think we
MORTUAR Y. 1. 5. [mortuire, Fr. mortia. fare coarsely if we abssain from fiesh. Brorun. Mierisfat he was in that degree,
rium, Lat.). A çift lefi by a man at his Aurer than himself he lould not see. Dryden. death to his parish churc!), for the re
With fæting bertify’d, worn out with tears, compence of bis personal tithes and And bent beneath the load of sev'nty years. ofierings not duly paid in his lifetime. Harle.
Harris. $. To humble; to depress; to vex.
MOSA'ICK. adj. [mosaiqile, Fr. supposed I e: my liser rather heat with vine, Than my heart cool with mortifying proans.
corrupted from ru&us, Lat.) Shaksp?ar..
Mosaich is a kind of painting in small pebbles, He is controul: d by ? red, mortified by airown,
cockles, and shells of sundry colours; and of late and transporred by a sinin,
days likewise with pieces of glass figured at pleaHon tien is the ambitious man mortified with
sure; an ornament in truth, of much beauty, the pery praises he receives, if they do not rise
and long life, but of most use in pavements and so hic as he tinnks they oughi. Alison.
Each beauteous flow'r, TO MO'RTIFY. 7.1.
Iris all hues, roses, and jessamin, 1. To gangrene; to corrupt.
Rear'd high their flourish'd heads between, and Try it with copa lait abro.id, to see whether
wrought irill 24:tify and become rendor su ner; or Mosaick.
Milton windead ties vito water cast upon them, to see The most remarkable remnant of it is a very wherer it will putrefy.
Bacon. beautiful 270 saick pavement, the finest I have ever 2. To be subdued; to die away.
seen in marble; the parts are so well joined to3. To practise religious severities.
gether, that the whole piece looks like a continued picture.
Addison. The makes him careful of cvery temper of his h-art, give airs to all that he hach, watch, ard
Mo'sCHATEL. n. s. [moschatellina, Lat.) fa**, 27tify, and lie acco-ding to the strict- A plant.
Miller. ti ruks of temperance, meekness and hume- MosóUL. n. s. [onosquée, Fr. moschit, Turnity.
kish.] A Mahometan temple. MORTISE. n. s. [moricise, mortoise, Fr] MOSS. n. s. (muscus, Lat. mecr, Sax.) A
A bolecnt into wood that another piece plant. may be put into it and forn a joint.
Though moss was formerly supposed to be only A fuller bl.ist n'er shcuk our battlements; an excrescence produced from the earth and If it hac rutfian'd so upon the sea,
trees, yet it is no less a pertect plant than those Whasr bs of cak, when mountains mel on them, of greater magnitude, having routs, flowers, and Cand the martise.
seeds, yei cannot be propagated from seeds by Undir ooc skin ajo parts variously mingled,
any art: the botanists distinguish it into many some with carities, 25 meitesses to receive, oihers
species: it chiefly flourishes in cold countries, with tenons to fit cavities.
and in the winter season, and is many times very TO MO'RTISE. v. a.
injurious to fruit trees: the only remedy in such
cases, is to cut down part of the trees, and plough 1. To cut a mortise; to join with a mor- up the ground between those left remaining; tise.
and in the spring, in moist weather, you should "Tis a massy wheel,
with an iron instrument scrape off the mosso · To whose huge spoke ten thousand lesser things
Miller. Are mortis'd and adjoin'd.
Moss is a kind of mould of the earth and The walls of sriders lems are made,
trees; but it may be better sorted as a rudiment Well mortised and tinely laid. Drayton.
Bacon. 2. It seems in the following passage in
Houses then were caves, or homely sheds, properly used.
With twining cziers iunc'd, and moss their beds. The one half of the shin beine finished, and bv
Such masser as ovuin walls, roots of help of a screw launched into the water, the other half was joined by great baiss tidos muro
hours, dictoihindaries, have seeds that, tised with lead.
when sien wat of their voselo, pear like Vrourir S.L..
the Creatio. MoʻRTMAIN. n. s. (norte and musii, Fr.) To Moss, . (from the incun.] TO
Such a state of possession as makes it cover with moss. unajenable; whence it is said to be in
Au wimbourin'is nemrtnithage, a dead hand, in a hand that cannot stilt And higai top uak! nich
it is. 62:5p. away the property.
WS 7Tals, It were meet that some small portion of lands
T! at hient-lived that he puthy i.cals, "Were allotted, since no more morim.in: are to be
Ali, podien than po's: or. Seksperit looked for.
inserMo MSINS. n.
do from 11.0557.) The
state of being covered or overgrown with
Mo'stick. n. s. A painter's staff on moss.
which he leans his hand when he paints. The herbs withered at the top, sheweth the
binsworth. earth to be yery cold, and so doth the mossiness Mo'stly. adv. [from most.) For the of trees.
greatest part. Mo'ssy. adj. [from moss.] Overgrown This image of God, namely, natural reason, with moss; covered with moss.
if totally or mostly defaced, the right of governOld trees are more mossy far than young; for
ment doth cease.
Beces. that the sap is not so frank as to rise all to the
Mo'stWHAT. adv. (most and what.) For boughs, but tireth by the way, and putteth out the most part. Obsolete.
Bacon. God's promises being the ground of hope, and About the mossy brooks and springs,
those promises be ng but seldom absolute, zestAnd all inferiour beauteous things. Cowley. wbat conditionate, ine christian grace of hope
The mossy fountains and the sylvan shades must be proportioned and attemperate to the Delight no more.
Pope. promise; if it exceed that temper and proportion, MOST. adj. the superlative of more.
it becomes a tysipany of hope.
Hammerd. [mært, Sax. meest, Dutch.)
MOTA’tion. n. s. Act of moving. Dict. 1. Consisting of the greatest number; Mote. n. s. [mor, $ax. atomus, Lat.] A consisting of the greatest quantity.
small particle of matter; any thing proGarden fruits which have any acrimony in verbially little. them, and most sorts of berries, will produce You found his mete, the king your mete did diarrhæas.
Arbutbrot. He thinks most sorts of learning flourished But I a beam do find in each of three. Sbaksp. among them, and I, that only sone sort of learn- The little motes in the sun do ever stir, though ing was kept alive by them.
there be no wind. 9. Greatest. Obsolete.
Mote, for might or must. (moet, Dutch.] They all repair’d both most and least. Spenser. Obsolete. Most. adv. [maists, Gothick; mært,
Most ugly shapes, Sax. meest, Dutch ; mest, Danish.]
Such as dame Nature self note fear to see, 1. In the greatest degree.
Or shame, that ever should so foul defects Coward dogs
From her most cunning hand escaped be. Spens. Most spend their mouths when what they seem Moth. n. s. [mod, Sax.] A small winged to threaten
insect that eats cloths and hangings. Runs far before them.
All the yarn Penelope spun in Ulysses's ab
sence, did but fill Ithaca full of motbs. Sbakspeare. Or mest for his such toils I undertake. Dryden. Every soldier in the wars should do a every
Whilst comprehended under that conscious- sick man in his bed, wash every motb out of his Dess, the little finger is as much a part of itself conscience.
Sbekspeeri. us what is most so.
Locke. That which will most influence their carriage
He as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment
that is motb eaten. will be the company they converse with, and the Let wtbs through pages eat their way, fashion of those about them.
Locke. 2. The particle noting the superlative de
Your wars, your loves, your praises be forgot,
And make of all an universal blot. Drydenta gree.
MOʻTHER. n. s. (motor, Sax. moder, Competency of all other proportions is the
Danish; moeder, Dutch.) xest incentive to industry; too little makes men desperate, and too much careless. Decay of Pity. 1. A woman that has born a child; correThe faculties of the supreme spirit mast cere
lative to son or daughter. tainly may be enlarged witheut bounds. Cbegne. Let thy msiber rath:* feel thy pride, than fear
Thy dangerous stoutness.
Starspeare Most. [This is a kind of substantive, Come sit down every motber's son, being, according to its signification, sin- And rehearse your parts.
Sbakspeare gular or plural.
I had not so much of man in me, s. The greatest number : in this sense it
But all my msiber came into mine eyes, is plural.
And gave me up to tears.
Stakspeare. Many of the apostles' immediate disciples, 2. That which has produced any thing. sent or carried the books of the four evangelists
Alas, poor country! It cannot to rest of the churches they had planted dais. Be call'd our restber, but our grave. Stakspear! Cravitation not being essential to matter,
The resemblance of the constitution and diet ought not to be reckoned among those laiss which of the inhabitants to those of their mother could arise from the disposition of bodies, such as rast trs, occasions a great affinity in the popular disof the laws of motion are. Cisyke.
ársstoes! 3. The greatest value : in this sense sin.
The strongest branch lesse for a standard, gular.
cutting of the rest close to the body of the stati: plant.
Mortinet The report of this rerulse fring to London, the # si was made of that which was true, and
3. That which has preceded in time: as, many falsities added
a mceber church to chapels. Aeriesous man makes the mast ef what he 4. That wbich requires reverence and has, and can get, without regard to providence obedience. or nature.
The good of rather chant, as well as that 3. The greatest degree ; the greatest quan. civil society, readers a judicial practice neces tity; the utinosi.
agli Á Spaniard will live in Irish ground a quarter
5. Hysterical passion; so called, as bewig er a year, or some mooths at the strie bots. imagined peculiar to women.