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resolved to give his parish a little Latin in his defend: usually a bank of earth or
stone. TO MO'ULDER. v.a. [from mould.] To His broad branches laden with rich fee, turn to dust; to crumble.
Did stretch themselves without the utmost The natural histories of Switzerland talk of
bound the fall of those rocks when their foundations Of this great garden, compass'd with a mound. have been mouldered with age, or rent by an
Fairy Queen. carthquake.
Aalisca on Italy.
The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves
The mounds into sale tears.
God hath thrown
That mountain as his garden mound, high rais'd
Milten. Some, hostile fury.
Such as broke through all mounds of law, such MoʻULDINESS. n. s. (from mouldy ] The as laughed at the sword of vengeance which die state of being mouldy.
vine justice brandished in their faces.
South. Flesh, fish, and plants, after a mouldiness, rot- Nor cold shall hinder me with horns and tenness, or corrupting, will fall to breed worms.
Bacon. To thrid the thickets, or to leap the mounds, MO'ULDING, n. s. [from mould.] Orna
Dryden. mental cavities in wood or stone.
The state of Milan is like a rast garden sur. Hollow meuldings are required in the work.
rounded by a noble mound-work of rocks and Moxon. mountains.
Addisan. MO'ULDWARP. n. 5. (mold and peonpan,
To MOUND. v. a. (from the noun.) To Saxon. This is I believe the proper
fortify with a mound. and original name of the talpa :-a mould
MOUNT. n. s. [mont, Fr. mons, Lat.) warp is a creature that turns mould,
1. A mountain ; a bill. The word is still retained, though
Jacob offered a sacrifice upon the mount. Gen.
Behold yon mountain's hoary height, sometimes pronounced mouldywarp.] A Made higher with new mounts of snow. Dryd. mole ; a small animal that throws up 2. An artificial hill raised in a garden, the earth.
or other place. Above the reach of loathful sinful lust,
He might see what mounts they had in short Whose base effect through cowardly distrust
time cast, and what a number there was of war. Of his own wings, dare not to heaven flie,
Keelles. But like a mouldward in the earth doth lie.
3. A publick treasure ; a bank, Obsolete. While they play the mouldwarps, unsavory
These examples confirmed me in a resolution damps distemper their heads with annoyance
to spend my time wholly in writing; and to put only for the present.
forth that poor talent God hath given me, not With gins we betray the vermin of the earth,
to particular exchanges, but to banks or mounts namely, the fichat and the mouldwarp. Walton.
of perpetuity, which will not break. Вагол. Mo'ulty. adj. [from mould.) Overgrown
To MOUNT. v. n. [monter, French.] with concretions.
1. To rise on high. Is thy name mouldy ?
Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and Yea.
make her nest on high?
Foto 'Tis the more time thou wert us'd.
I'll strive, with troubled thoughts, to take a -Ha, ha, ha; most excellent. Things that are
nap; mouldy lack use. Well said, sir John. Shaksp.
Lest leaden slumber poize me down to-morrow, The marble looks white, as being exposed to
When I should mount with wings of victory. the winds and salt sea-vapours, that by continu
Sbakspeare. ally fretting it preserve it from that mouldy co
A base ignoble mind, lour which others contract.
Addison. That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. TO MOULT. V.n. (muyten, Dutch.) To
The fire of trees and houses mounts oa high, shed or change the feathers; to lose
And meets half-way new fires that show'r from feathers.
Cowley. Some birds upon moulting turn colour, as Ro- If the liturgy should be offered to them, it bin-red-breasts, after their moulting, grow to be would kindle jealousy, and as the first range of red again by degrees.
Bacon, that ladder, which should serve to mount over Tinie shall moult away his wings,
all their customs.
Clarenden. E’er he shall discover
Ambitious meteors set themselves upon the In the whole wide world again
wing, taking every occasion of drawing upward Such a constant lover.
Sickling. to the sun; not considering, that they have no 'The widow'd turtle hangs her moulting wings, more time allowed them in their weunting than And to the woods in mournful murmur sings. the single revolution of a day; and that when
Garib. the light goes from them, they are of necessity To MounCH. v. a. (mouch, to eat much.
Dryden. TO MAUNCH.S Ainsworth. This word 2. To tower; to be built up to great ele
is retained in Scotland, and denotes the vation. obtunded action of toothless gumis on Though his excellency mount up to the heaa hard crust, or any thing eatable : it,
vens, and his head reach unto the clouds, yet he
shall perish. scenis to be a corruption of the French
Jeó. word manger. Macbean. )
3. To get on horseback. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lap,
he cry'd, oh! and mounted.
Sbaksp. And wounelt, and mouncit, and mouncht." Sbaksp. 4. [for amount.) To attain in value. MOUND. 1. s. [mundian, Saxon, to de
Bring then these blessings to a strict account, fend ] Any thing raised to fortify or
Make fair deductions, sec to wbat they mount?
TO MOUNT. V. a.
MoʻUNTAINET. n. s. [from mountain.) A 1. To raise aloft ; to lift on high.
hillock; a small mount. Elegant, but The fire that mounts the liquor till it runs not in use. o'er,
Her breasts sweetly rose up like two faix Seeming to augment, wastes it. Sbaksp. mountainets in the pleasant vale of Tempe. Sidn. What power is it which mounts my love so high,
MoʻUNTAINOUS. adj. [from mountain.) That makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye? 1. Hilly; full of mountains.
Sbakspeare. The ascentof the land from the sea to the foot The air is so thin, that a bird has therein no of the mountains, and the height of the mounfeeling of her wings, or any resistance of air to tains from the bottom to the top, are to be zwart herself by.
Raleigh. computed, when you measure the height of a 3. To ascend; to climb.
mountain, or of a mountainous land, in respect of Shall we mount again the rural throne,
Burnet. And rule the country kingdoms, once our own? 2. Large as mountains; huge; bulky.
Dryden. What custom wills in all thing, should we do't, 3. To place on horseback; to furnish with Mountainous error wou'd be too highly heapt horses.
For truth to o'erpeer.
Shalsp. Three hundred horses, in high stables fed,
On earth, in air, amidst the seas and skies, Of these he chose the fairest and the best,
Mountainous heaps of wonders rise; To meurt the Trojan troop.
Whose tow'ring strength will ne'er submit Clear reason, acting in conjunction with a
To reason's batteries, or the mines of wit.
Prior. well-disciplined, but strong and vigorous fancy, seldom fail to attain their end : fancy without 3. Inhabiting mountains. reason, is like a horse without a rider; and rea
In destructions by deluge and earthquake, the son without fancy is not well mounted. Grew. remnant which hap to be reserved are ignorant 4. To embellish with ornaments.
and mountainous people, that can give no account of the time past.
Bacon's Essays, 5. TO MOUNT guard. To do duty and watch at any particular post.
Mo’UNTAINOUSNESS. n. s. [from moun. 6. TO MOUNT a cannon. To set a piece
tainous.] State of being full of mounon its wooden frame for the more easy
Armenia is so called from the mountainousness carriage and management in firing it.
Brerewood, MO'UNTAIN. n. s. [montaigne, French.] 1. A large hill; a vast protuberance of MoʻUNTAIN-PARSLEY. n. s. (oreosolithe earth.
num, Lat.) A plant. And by his false worship such pow'r he did MoʻUNTAIN-rose. n. s. [chamærhododen, gain,
dron, Lat.) A plant. As kept him o'th' mountain, and us on the plain. MoʻUNTANT. adj. [montant, Fr.] Rising
on high. The ark no more now flotes, but seems on
Hold up, you sluts, ground,
Your aprons mountant; you're not oathable, Fast on the top of some high mountain fix’d.
Although, I know, you'll swear. Sbaksp.
Milton. From Acmon's hands a rolling stone there
MOʻUNTEBANK. n. s. [montare in banco,
Italian.) came, So large, it half deservd a mountain's name! 1. A doctor that mounts a bench in the
Dryden. market, and boasts his infallible reme2. Any thing proverbially huge.
dies and cures. I had been drowned; a death that I abhor; I bought an unction of a mountebank for the water swells a man, and what should I So mortal, that but dip a knife in it, have been when I had been swelled? I should Where it draws blood, no cataplasm so rare, have been a mountain of mummy: Sbaksp. Can save the thing from death. Sbaksp.
She did corrupt frail nature with some bribe, She, like a mountebank, did wound
Hudibras. on the mountains ; pertaining to the
But Æschylus, says Horace in some page,
Was the first mountebank that trod the stage. mountains ; growing on the mountains.
Dryden. Now for our mountain sport, up to yond hill, Yeur legs are young:
It looks like a mountebank to boast infallible Sbaksp. Cymbeline.
Baker. You may as well forbid the mountain pines To wag their high tops, and to make no noise,
2. Any boastful and false pretender. When they are fretted with the gusts of heav'n.
As nimble jugglers, that deceive the eye, Shakspeare.
Disguised cheaters, prating mountebanks, MOUNTAINE ́ER. n. s. [from mountain.]
And many such like libertines of sin. Shaksp.
There are mountebanks, and smatterers in 1. An inhabitant of the mountains.
L'Estrange A few mountaineers may escape, to continue Nothing so impossible in nature but mountehuman race; and yet illiterate rusticks, as moun- banks will undertake.
Arbuthnot. fainetys always are.
Bentley. To Mo'uNTEBANK. v.a. [from the noun.] Amiternian troops, of mighty fame, And mounteineers, that from Severus came. Dry.
: To cheat by false boasts or pretences. 4. A savage ; a free booter ; a rustick.
I'll mountebank their loves, Yield, rustick mountaineer.
Sbaksp. Cog their hearts from them.
Sbaksp. No savage, fierce bandit, or mountaineer,
Mo’UNTENANCE. n. s. Amount of a Will dare to soil her virgin purity,
Milton. thing in space. Obsolete.
That all the rice whence Orange came,
Prior MO'UNTER. N. s. (from mornit.] One that From noise and riot he devoutly kept, mounts,
Sign'd with the sick, and with the mourney wept.
2. One wlio follow's a funeral in black. Such rimbleness was never shown;
A woman that had two daughters buried me, They were two gallant mounters. Drayton. and mourrers were provided to attend the funcPew bankers will to heav'n be mounters. Sävift.
l'Estranga MoʻUNTY, 11. s. [montée, Fr.] The rise
He lives to be chief mourner for his son ; of a bawk.
Before his face his wife and brother burn. Dryd. The sport which Basilius would shew to Zel- 3. Something used at funerals. mane, was the mounty at a heron, which getting The mourner engh and builder oak were there. up on his ruggling viros with pain, as though
Drydeno the air next to the earth were not fit to ily Mo’URNFUL. adj. [mourn and full.] through, now diminished the sight of himself. 1. Having the appearance of sorrow.
Sidney. No funeral rites, nor man in mournful weeds TO MOURN. V.n. (munnan, Saxon.] Nor mournful bell shall sing her burial. Sluksp. 1. To grieve; to be sorrowful.
The winds within the quiv'ring branches Abraham came to mourn for Sarah,and toweep.
Genesis. And dancing trees a mournful musick made.
Upon his tomb,
Joh. Shall be engrav'd the sack of Orleans;
3. Sorrowful ; feeling sorrow,
The mournful fair,
With fragrant wreaths and flowing hair, 2. To wear the hab't of sorrow.
Shall visit her distinguish'd urn.
Prior. We noara in black; why mourn we not in blood?
4. Betokening sorrow; expressive of grief. Friends in sable weeds appear,
No mournful bell shall ring her burial. Skalsk.
On your simily's old monument
Hang mournful epitaphs.
Sbaksp. To midnight dances, and the publick-show. Pope.
Mo'ueNFULLY. adv. [from mournful.] 3. To preserve appearance of griet.
Sorrowfully; with sorrow.
Beat the drum, that it speak wcur fully. curring apparel. 2 Samuel.
Stakstrart. Fublish it that she is dead;
Mo’URNFULNESS. n. s. [from mournful.] Maintain a mourning ostentation,
1. Sorrow; grief. Hang mournful epitaphs.
Shaksø. 2. Show of grief; appearance of sorrow. TO MOURN. v. a.
Mo’URNING. n. s. (from mourn.] 1. To grieve for ; to lament.
1. Lamentation ; sorrow. A flood thee also drown'd,
Wo is me, who will deliver me in those days? And sunk thee as thy sons, till gently rear'd the beginning of sorrows and great mournings. By th' angel, on thy feet thou stoodst.at last,
2 E.dras. Though comiortless, as when a father mourns 2. Tbe dress of sorrow. His children, all in view destroy'd at once. Milt.
They through the master-street the corps The muse chat mourns him now his happy triumph sung.
The houses to their tops with black were spread, Portit's himself oft falls in tears before nie, As it he mourn'a his rival's ill success. Addison.
And ev’n the pavements were with mourning hid. .2. To utier in a sorrowful manner.
Dryden. The love lorn nighungale
MoʻURNINGLY. adv. [from mourning.) Nightly to thee her sad song mournetb well.
With the appearance of sorrowing.
Milton. The king spoke of him admiringly and restaMOURNE. n. s. [morne, Fr.] The round ingly.
Siakspeare end of a staff; the part of a lance to MOUSE, plural mice. 1. s. [mus, Saxon; which the steel part is fixed, or where
mus, Lat.] The smallest of all beasts; it is taken off.
a little animal haunting houses and He carried his lances, which though strong to
corn-fields, destroyed by cats. give a lancely blow indeed, yet so were they co
The eagle England being in prey, loured with hooks near the mourne, that they
To her unguarded nest the weazel Scot pretuly represented sheep hooks.
Comes sneaking, and so sucks her princely eggs; MO'URNER. n. s. (from mourn.)
Playing the mouse in absence of the cat. Sbats.
Whire mice and rais duvour'd poetick bread, 1. One that mourps; one that grieves. And with heroick verse luxuriously were fed. The kindred of the queen must die at Pomfret.
This structure of hair I have observed in the Indeed I am no mourner for that news,
hair of cats, rats, and mice.
Derbam, Because they have been stil! my adversaries
TO MOUSE.. n. (from the noun.] To cure thy woe, she shews thy fame; 1. To catch mice,
A falcon tow'ring, in his pride of place
Having frequently in our mouths the name Was by a mousing owl hawk'd at and kill'd. eternity, we think we have a positive idea of it. Sbakspears.
There is a certain sentence got into every 2. I suppose it means, in the following
man's mouth, that God accepts the will for the passage, sly; insidious, or predatory;
South. rapacious; interested.
A whole assembly of mowsing saints, under 4. A speaker; a rhetorician; the principal the mask of zeal and good nature, lay many orator, In burlesque language, kiazdoms in blood.
L'Estrange Every cofee-house has some particular statesMOUSE-EAR. 17. Si (myosotis, Latin.] A man belonging to it, who is the mouth of the plant. Miller. street where he lives.
Addison, MOUSE HUNT. 7. s. [mouse and hunt.] 5. Cry; voice.
Coward dogs Mouser; one that hunts nice.
Most spend their moutbs, what what they seem You have been a mouse-bunt in your time,
to threaten But I will watch you.
Shaksh MOUSE-HOLE. n. s. (mouse and pole. ]
The boar Small hole; hole at which a mouse only Deals glancing wounds; the fearful dogs divide, mavrun in.
All spend their mouth aloft, but none abide. He puts the prophets in a mouse-bole: the last
Drydein manerer speaks the best reason. Dryd. and Lee.
You don't now thunder in the capitol, H: can creep in at a mouse-bok, but he soon With all the mouths of Rome to second thee. TO* s tou big ever to get out again. Stilling ficet.
Addison, MoʻU 5ER. *. s. [from mouse.] One that 6. Distortion of the mouth ; wry face, in catches mice.
this sense, is said to make mouths. Puss, a madam, will be a mouser still. L'Estr. Persevere, counterfeit sad looks,
When you have fowl in the larder, leave the , Make mouths upon me when I turn my back. door open, ia pity to the cat, if she be a good
Against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue?
Laiah. MoʻUS ET VIL. n. s. (myosura.) A herb.
Why they should keep running asses at CoisMO'US-TRIP. n. s. [mouse and trap.] A shill, or how making months turns to account in snare or giu in which mice are taken. Warwickshire more than any other parts of Eng. duyarderical motions in animals, I have land, I cannot comprehend.
Aldison. reason to come ude, in their principle, are not 7. Down in the MOUTH. Dejected; simply meciuinical, although a mouse-trap, or clouded in the countenance. Arenitas' dove, moved mechanically.
But, upon bringing the nee ashore, it proved Madam's own hand the mouse-trap baited. to be only one great stone, and a few little
Prior. MOUTH. n. s. (mut, Saxon.)
fishes: upon this disappointment they were down in the mouth.
L'Estrange. 1. The aperture in the head of any ani. T. MOUTH. V. n. (from the noun.) To mal at which the food is received.
speak big; to speak in a strong and * The dove came in; and lo, in her mouth was
loud voice; to yociferate. an olive leaf.
Nay, an thou'lt mouth
Shaksp. somewhat longer, or a wider moutb, could not
When Progne's or Thyestes' feast the;' write, are consisted with a coul.
And for the mouthing actor verse indite; 2. The opening; that at which any thing Thou nieither like a bellows swell'st thy face, enters; the entrance ; the part of a
Nor cau'st thou strain tly throat. Dryden.
I'll bellow out for Rome, and for my country, vessel by which it is filled and emptied.
And mouth ar Cxsar till I shake the senate. He came and lay at the mouth of the haven, daring them to fight.
TO MOUTH. v. a. Set a candle lighted in the bottom of a bason of water, and turn the mouth of a glass over the
1. To utter with a voice affectedly big ; candle, and it will make the water rise. Bacon. to roll in the mouth with tumult.
The mouth is low and narrow ; but, after hav- Speak the speech as I pronounce it, trippingly ing entered pretty far in, the grotto opens it- on the tongue: but if you moutb it, I had as self in an oval figure.
Addison. lieve the town crier had spoke my lines. Sbak. The navigation of the Arabick guli being Twitch'd by the sleeve he mouibs it more and more dangerous toward the botton than the muth, Prolemy built Berenice at the entry of Till with white froth his gown is slaver'd o'er. Arbutbrot 0: Coins.
Dryder. 3. The instrument of speaking.
2. To chew ; to eat; to grind in the Riotous madness,
mouth. To be entangled with these mouth-made vows,
Corne carried let such as be poore go and Which break themselves in swearing. Sbaksp.
glean, Either our history shall with full m uth And after thy catile to mouth, it up clean. Tusser, Steak frecly of our acts; or else our grave,
Death lines his dead chaps with steel, Lise Turkish mute, shall have a tongueless
The swords of suldiers are luis teeth, his phangs; moutb,
And now he feasts mouthing the flesh of men. Nor worshipp'd with a waxen epit aph. Sbako).
Siakspeare. Call the damsel, and inquire at her meitb. 3. To seize in the mouth.
Genesis, He keeps them like an apple, in the corner of Every bo'y's mouth will be full on it for the bis jaw; first mouilt to be last swallow'd. first four days, and in four more the story will
Sbakspeere. Galin itself asleep
Lucilius never fcar'd the times;
Muthus and Lupus both by name he brought,
Whatever He mouth'd them, and betwixt his grinders The scythe of time mows down, devour unspar'd. caught. Dryden.
Miltor. 4. To form by the mouth.
Beat, roll and mow carpet-walks and cammomile. In regard the cub comes forth involved in the
Evelyn. chorion, a thick membrane obscuring the for- 2. To cut down with speed and violence. mation, and which the dam doth after tear asun- He will mow down all before him, and leave der; the beholder at first sight imputes the en- his
Sbaksp. suing form to the mouthing of the dam. Brown, What valiant foemen, like to autumn's corn, MoʻUTHED. adj. [from mouth.]
Have we mow'd down.
Sbakso 1. Furnished with a mouth.
Thou and I, marching before our troops, One tragick sentence if I dare deride,
May taste fate to 'em ; mow 'em out a passage, Which Betterton's grave action dignify'd,
Begin the noble harvest of the field. Dryden
. Or well mouth'd Booth with emphasis proclaims.
Stands o'er the prostrate wretch, and as he lay, Pope.
Vain tales inventing, and prepar'd to prav,
Morus off his head. 2. In composition, foul mouthed or contu
Dryden. melious ; mealy mouthed or bashful; and To Mow. v. n. To gather the harvest
. a hard mouthed horse, or a horse not
Gold, though the heaviest metal, hither swims:
Ours is the harvest where the Indians mor, obedient to the bit.
We plough the deep, and reap what others sow. Mo’UTH-FRIEND. n.s. (mouth and friend.]
Walter. One who professes friendship without Mow. n. s. (probably corrupted from intending it.
mouth; mouë, Fr.] Wry mouth; disMay you a better feast never behold,
torted face. This word is now out of You knot of mouth-friends : smoke and luke
use, but retained in Scotland. warm water Is your perfection.
The very abjects came together against me
unawares, making mows at me. Psalms MO’UTHFUL. n. s. (mouth and full.]
Apes and monkeys, 1. What the mouth contains at once. "Twixt cwo such she's, would chatter this way,
and 2. Any proverbially small quantity.
Contenin with mows the other. Slatra A goat going out for a mouthful of fresh grass,
Those that would make mows at him, while charged her kid not to open the door till she
L'Estrange. came back.
my father lived, give twenty ducats apiece for his picture in little.
Sbakspe You to your own Aquinum shall repair, To take a mouthful of sweet country air. Dryd. To Mow. v. n. (from the noun.] .To Mo’UTH-HONOUR. n. s. [mouth and bo- make mouths; to distort the face.
nour. ] Civility outwardly expressed Some Smithfield rushan takes up some new without sincerity.
mowing with the mouth, some wrenching with Honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
the shoulder, some fresh, new 'oach, that will
Ascbar. I must not look to have; but in their stead,
run round in the mouth. Curses not loud but deep, moutb-bonour, breath.
For every trifle are they set upon me; Shakspeare.
Sometimes like apes that mow and chatter at me,
And after bite me. MO'UTHLESS. adj. [from mouth.] Being
Sbaks. without a mouth.
To MO'WBURN. v. n. (now and burn.) Mow. n.s. (mope, Saxon, a heap.] A loft
To ferment and heat in the mow for or chamber where hay or corn is laid want of being dry. op: hay in mow, is hay laid up in a House it not green, lest i mowburn. Mertim. house; hay in rick, is hay heaped toge. Mo'wer. n. s. [from mow; sounded as ther in a field. a
mo-er.) One who cuts with a sithe. Learn skilfullie how
Set mowers a mowing, where meadow is grown. Each grain for to laie by itself on a mow. Tusser.
Tusier Where'er 1 gad, I Blouzelind shall view,
The strawy Greeks, ripe for his edge, Woods, dairy, barn, and mows our passion knew. Fall down before him like the mower's swath, Gay.
Sbakspeart. Beans when moist give in the mow. Mortimer.
All else cut off
As Tarquin did the poppy-heads, or mowers
Ben Fonser. in a mow.
Mowers and reapers, who spend the most part To Mow. v.a. pret. mowed; part. mown. of the hot summer days exposed to the sun,
[mapan, Saxon. Mow the noun, and have the skin of their hands of a darker colour morú the verb, meaning to put in a
Boyle. mow, is pronounced as now ; mow to Mo'x A. n. s. An Indian moss, used in the cut, as mo.)
cure of the gout, by burning it on the 1. To cut with a sithe.
. Of all the seed that in my youth was sowne, MOYLE. n. s. A mule; an animal gene. Was nought but brakes and brambles to be rated between the horse and the ass.
Ordinary husbandmen should quit breeding of The care you have
horses, and betake themselves to mogles; a beast To mow down thorns that would annoy our foot, which will fare hardly, live very long, draw inIs worthy praise.
ditterently well, carry great burthens, and hath
Carcus. Like to a harvest man, that's task'd to mow
'Twould tempt a mozle to fury.
Mey. Or all, or lose his hire.
Sbaksp. It was the latter growth after the king's mowe
Much. adj. (mycker, Swedish; muchos ings.