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In sxuling had from her axle torn

they perchance but hear a trumpet sound, The stedfast carth.

Milton. You shall perceive them make a mutual stand, Soldiers grow pernicious to their master who Ey the sweet power of musick. Shakspears becomes their servant, and is in danger of their What should most excite a mutual flame, mutinies, as much as any government of seditious. Your rural cares and pleasures are the same. Temple.

Pope TO MUTTER. V. n. (mutire, mussare, Mu'TUALLY. adv. [from mutual.] Reci. Lat.) To grumble ; to murmur. procally; in return. What would you ask me, that I would deny,

He never bore Or stand so mutt'ring on?'. Sbakspeare. Like labour with the rest; where th other inHow! what does his cashier'd worship mutter?

Sbakspeare. Did see, and hear, devise, instruct, walk, feel, Sky lowr'd, and muttring thunder some sad And mutually participate.

Sbakspears. drops

Dear love I bear to fair Ann Page, Wept, at completing of the mortal sin

Who mutually hath answered my affection. Original ! Milton.

Sbakspears. They may trespass, and do as they please ; no The tongue and pen mutually assist one anman dare accuse them, not so much as mutter other, writing what we speak, and speaking against then. Burton. what we write.

Holder. Bold Britons, at a brave bear-garden fray,

Pellucid substances act upon the rays of light Are rous'd; and cları'ring sticks cry, play, play, at a distance, in refracting, reflecting, and infectplay;

ing them, and the rays inutually agitate the parts Mean time your filthy foreigner will stare, of those substances at a distance for heatirg And mutter to himself, ha, gens berbare!


Neats. And it is well he mutters, well for him;

They mutually teach, and are taught, that Qur butchers else would tear him limb from lesson of vain confidence and security. Attró. limb.

Dryden. May I the sacred pleasures knoiv When the tongue of a beautiful female was Of strictest amity, nor ever want cut out, it could not forbear muttering. Addison. friend with whom I mutually may share To Mu’TTER. v.a. To utter with imper

Gladness and anguish.

Pbilips. fect articulation; to grunible forth.

MUTUALITY, 3. s. [from mutual.] ReAmongst the soldiers this is muttered,

ciprocation. That here you maintain several factions. Shaks. Villanous thoughts, Roderigo! when these A kind of men, so loose of soul,

mutualities so marshal the way, hard at hand That in their sleep will mutter their affairs. comes the incorporate conclusion. Sbakspeare.

Sbakspeare. Mu'zzle. n. s. [museau, Fr.] Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath 1. The mouth of any thing ; the mouth muttered perverseness.

A hateful prattling tongue,

of a man in contempt. That blows up jealousies, and heightens fears,

But ever and anon turning her muzzle toward By muttering pois'nous whispers in mens ears.

me, she threx such a prospect upon me, as Creech.

might well have given a surfeit to any weak lover's stomach.

Sidarz. Mu’TTER. n. s. [from the verb.) Mur

Huygens has proved, that a bullet continuing mur; obscure utterance.

in the velocity with which it leaves the muzzle Without his rod revers'd,

of the cannon, would require twenty-five years And backward mutters of dissevering power, to pass from us to the sun. We cannot free the lady.


If the poker be out of the way, MU'TTERER. 1. s. [from mutter.] Grum- stir the fire with the tongs; if the tongs be not bler; murmurer.

at hand, use the muzzle of the bellows. Swift

. MU'TTERINGLY. adv. (from nuttering.] 2. A fastening for the mouth, which hinWith a low voice; without distinct

ders to bite. articulation.

The fifth Harry from curb'd licence plucks MU’TTON. n. S. (mouton, Fr.]

The muzsic of restraint; and the wild dog

Shall fiesh his tooth on ev'ry innocent. Staksf. 1. The flesh of sheep dressed for food.

Greyhounds, snowy fair, The fat of roasted mutton or beef, falling on And tall as stags, ran loose, and cours d around the birds will baste them.


his chair; 2. A sheep. Now only in ludicrous lan- With golden muzzles all their mouths were guage:

bound. Here's too small a pasture for such store of To MUʻZZLE. v. n. To bring the mouth inuttons.

Shakspeare. The flesh of muttons is better tasted where the sheep feed upon wild thyme and wholesome

The bear muzzles, and smells to him, puts herbs.


his nose to his mouth and to his ears, and at last leaves him.

L'Estrange. Within a few days were brought out of the country two thousand mutlors.

TO MU'ZZLE. u. a.

Hayward. MUTTONFI'St. n. s. (mutton and fist.] A

I To bind the mouth. hand large and red.

This butcher's cur is venom mouth'd, and I Will he who saw the soldiers muttonfist,

Have not the power to muzzle him; therefore

best And saw thee mauld, appear within the list To witness truth.


Not wake him in his slumber. Sbakspeari. MU'TUAL. adj. (mutuel, Fr. mutuus, Lat.)

The bear, the boar, and every savage name,

Wild in effect, though in appearance tame, Reciprocally ; each acting in return or

Lay waste thy woods, destroy thy blissful bow'r

, correspondence to the other.

And muzzled though they seem, the mutes de Note a wild and wanton herd, Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing Through the town with slow and solemn air, loud,

Led by the gostril, walks the muzzled bear. Gaya

Cbrine. or broken,






2. To fondle with the mouth close. A reddish brown colour with more or less of an low word.

admixture of yellow: its taste is bitter and acrid The nurse was then muzzling and coaxing of

with a peculiar aromatick flavour, but very naue the child.


seous : its smell is strong, but not disagreeable:

it is brought from Ethiopia, but the tree 3. To restrain from hurt. My dagger muzzled

which produces it is wholly unknown. Our Lest it should bite its master, and so prove,

myrrb is the very drug known by the ancients

under the same name. Hill's Mat. Med As ornaments oft do, too dangerous. Shaksp.

The myrrbe sweet bleeding in the bitter wound. My. pronoun possessive. [See Mine.]

Spenser. Belonging to me. My is used before a 1 dropt in a little honey of roses, with a few substantive, and mine anciently and pro- drops of cincture of myrrh.

Wiseman. perly before a vowel. My is now com- MY'RRHINE. adj. (myrrhinus, Latin.] monly used indifferently before both. Made of the myrrhine stone. My is used when the substantive fol

How they quaff in gold, lows, and mine when it goes before: as,

Chrystal and myrrbine cups imboss'd with gems

Milton. itis is my book; this book is mine.

And studs of pearl. Her feet she in my neck doth place. Spenser. MY'RTIFORM. adj. (myrtus, Latin, and I conclude my reply with the words of a Chris- form.] Having the shape of myrtle. tian poet.

Bramball. MY'RTLE. n. s. (myrtus, Lat. myrte, Fr.] If zy soul had free election To dispose of her affection.


A fragrant tree sacred to Venus.

The flower of the myrtle consists of several I shall present my reader with a journal.


leaves disposed in a circular order, which expand

in form of a rose; upon the top of the foot-stalk MY'NCHEN, 1. s. (myochen, Sax.) A

is the ovary, which has a short starlike cup, nun,


divided at the top into five parts, and expanded; MY’OGRAPHY. n. s. [kyorpaqic.] A de- the ovary becomes an oblong umbilicated fruit, scription of the muscles.

divided into three cells, which are full of kidneyMY'OLOGY. n. s. (myologie, French.] The

shaped seeds.


There will I make thee beds of roses, description and doctrine of the mus

With a thousand fragrant posies; cles.

A cap of flowers, and a girdle To instance in all the particulars, were to Imbroider'd all with leaves of myrtle. Shaksg. write a whole system of myology.

Cbegne. I was of late as petty to his ends, MY'opy. n. s. [levant.] Shortness of As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf sight.

To his grand sea.

Sbalspeare. MYRIAD. N. s. [uogies.]

Democritus would have Concord like a fair 1. The number of ten thousand.

virgin, holding in one hand a pomegranate, in the

other a bundle of myrtle; for such is the nature of 3. Proverbially any great number.

these trees, that if they be planted, though a Assemble thou,

good space one from the other, they will meet, Of all those myriads, which we lead, the chief.

and with twining one embrace the other. Milton.

Pentium. Are there legions of devils who are continually

Nor can the muse the gallant Sidney pass designing and werking our ruin? there are also

The plume of war! with early laurels crown'd, ugriads of good angels who are more cheerful

The lover's myrtle and the poet's bay. Thomson. and officious to do us good.

Tillotson. Safe sits the goddess in her dark retreat;

Myse'lf. n. s. (my and self:] Around her, myriads of ideas wait,

1. An emphatical word added to I: as, I And endless shapes.

Prior. myself do it, that

not I by proxy ; MYʻRMIDON. n. S.

[μυρμηδέν.], Any not another. rude ruffian ; so named trom the sol

As his host, diers of Achilles.

I should against his murth’rer shut the door,

Nor bear the knife myself. Sbakspeare. The mass of the people will not endure to be governed by Clodius and Curio, at the head of 2. The reciprocal of I, in the oblique their myrmidons, though these be ever so numerous, and composed of their own represen- They have missed another pain, against which tatives.

Swift. I should have been at a loss to defend myself. MYRO'BALAN. 1. s. [myrobalanus, Lat.]

Swift. A fruit.

3. I is sometimes omitted, to give force to The myrobalans are a dried fruit, of which we the sentence. have five kinds: they are fleshy, generally with Myself shall mount the rostrum in his favour, a stone and kernel, having the pulpy part more And try to gain his pardon.

Addisonte or less of an austere acrid taste : they are the production of five different trees growing in the MysTAGOʻGUE. 1. s. [uusaywyös ; mystaEast Indies, where they are eaten preserved. gogus, Lat.) One who interprets divine

Hill. mysteries; also one who keeps church The myrsbalan hath parts of contrary natures, relicks, and shews them to strangers. for it is sweet, and yet astringent. Bacon.

Bailey. MYRO'POLIST, n. s. (rūgov and wwów.] One who sells unguents.

MYSTERIARCH. 1. s. [uusúcsov and dexon.] MYRRH. n. s. (myrrba, Lat. myrrhe, Fr.]

One presiding over mysteries.

Mysterious. adj. [mysterieux, Fr. from Murrb is a vegetable product of the gum re

mystery. ) sin kind, sent to us in loose granules from the

1. Inaccessible to the understanding i size of a pepper-corn to that of a walnut, of a awfully obscure.


A gum:

MYSTICA...} adj. (mysticus, Lat.)

God at last
To Satan, hrst in sin, his doom apply'd,
Though in mysterious terms.

Then the true Sun of knowledge first appear’d,

1. Sacredly obscure.

Let God himself that made me, let not man And the old dark mysterious clouds were clear'd.


that knows not himself, be my instructor, con2. Artfully perplexed.

cerning the mystical way to heaven. Hoster.

From salvation all flesh being excluded this Those princes who were distinguished for mysterious skill in government, found, by the

way, God hath revealed a way mystical and su. event, that they had ill consulted their own


Hmker. quiet, or the happiness of their people. Swift.

2. Involving some secret meaning; emMYSTERIOUSLY.adv. (from mysterious.]

blematical. 1. In a manner above understanding.

Ye five other wand'ring fires; that move 2. Obscurely; enigmatically.

In mystick dance not without song, resound Our duty of preparation contained in this one

His praise, who out of darkness call'd up light.

Milton word, try or examine, being after the manner of

It is Christ's body in the sacrament and out of mysteries, mysteriously and secretly described, there is reason to believe that there is in it very

it; but in the sacrament not the natural truth, much duty.


but the spiritual and mystical. Tayler. Each stair mysteriously was meant.

It is plain from the Apocalypse, that mystical

Milton. MysteʼRIOUSNESS. n. s. [from mysteri.

Babylon is to be consumed by fire. Bured.

3. Obscure ; secret. ous.]

Lest new fears disturb the happy state, 1. Holy obscurity.

Know, I have search'd the wystick rolls of fate. My purpose is, to gather together into

Dryden. union all those several portions of truth, and differing apprehensions of mysteriousness. Taylor.

MY'STICALLY. adv. (from mystical.] In 2. Artful difficulty or perplexity.

a manner, or by an act, implying some To MY'Sterize. v. a. (from mystery.}

secret meaning To explain as enigmas.

These two in thy sacred bosom hold,
Mysterizing their ensigns, they make the

Till mystically join'd but one they be. Denne.

particular ones of the twelve tribes accommodable MY'STICALNESS. n. s. [from mystical.]

unto the twelve signs of the zodiack. Brown. Involution of some secret meaning. MY'STERY. n. s. [kusapoor; mystere, Fr.) MYTHOLO'GICAL. adj. (from mytbology.) 1. Something above human intelligence ; Relating to the explication of fabulous something awfully obscure.

history. They can judge as fitly of his worth,

The original of the conceit was probably As I can of those mysteries, which heav'n hieroglyphical, which after became mythological, Will not have earth to know. Shakspeare.

and by tradition stole into a total verity, which Upon holy days, let the matter of your me

was but partially true in its covert sense and ditations be according to the mystory of the day;

morality: and to your ordinary devotions of every day, MYTHOLO'GICALLY. adv. (from myths. add the prayer which is fitted to the mystery. logical.) In a manner suitable to the

Taylor. If God should please to reveal unto us this

system of fables. great mystery of the Trinity, or some other MYTHOʻLOGIST. n. s. (from mythology.} mysteries in our holy religion, we should not be A relator or expositor of the ancient able to understapd them, unless he would bestow fables of the heathens. on us some new faculties of the mind.

Swift. The grammarians and mythologists seem to be 2. An enigma; any thing artfully made altogether unacquainted with his writings. Creceb. difficult.

It was a celebrated problem among the ancient To thy great comfort in this mystery of ill

mythologists, What was the strongest thing, what opinions, here's the twin brother of thy letter.

the wisest, and what the greatest?

Norris. Shakspeare. To MYTHOʻLOGIZE. v. n. [from mythoImportant truths still let your fables hold,

logy.) To relate or explain the fabulous And moral mysteries with art unfold. Granv. 3. A trade ; a calling : in this sense it Mythology. n. s. [urlo and Rove;

history of the heathens. should, according to Warburton, be, written mistery, from mestier, French, a

mythologie, Fr.] System of fables : extrade.

plication of the fabulous history of the And that which is the noblest mysterie,

gods of the heathen world. Brings to reproach and common infamy. Spens.

The modesty of mythology deserves to be Instruction, manners, mysteries and trades,

commended: the scenes there are laid at a disDegrees, observances, customs, and laws,

tance; it is once upon a time, in the days of Decline to your confounding contraries. Shaksp.

yore, and in the land of Utopia. Bentley.


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Fo: not the desk with silver nails, an invariable sound : as, no, name,

Nor bureau of expence,

Nor standish well japan'd avails net; it is sometimes after m almost lost;

To writing of good sense. Swift. as, condemn, contemn.

5. A measure of length ; two inches and TO NAB. v. a. (nappa, Swedish.] To

a quarter. catch unexpectedly; to seize without

6. On the nail. Readily; immediately; warning. A word seldom used but in

without delay. I once supposed it from low language.

a counter studded with nails, but have NA’CKER, or NAKER. n. s. [concba mar.

since found in an old record, solvere faritifera, Lat.) A shell that contained

super unguem, It therefore means into a pearl.

the hand. NADIR. n. s. [Arabick.] The point un- We want our money on the nail, der foot directly opposite to the zenith. The banker's ruin'd if he

pays. Swift. As far as four bright signs comprize, To Nall. v. a. (from the noun.] The distant zenith from the nadir lies. Creerb.

1. To fasten with nails. NAFF. 7. s. (mergus cirrbatus.] A kind To the cross he nails thy enemies, of tufted sea bird.

The law that is against thee, and the sins Någ. z. s. (nagse, Dutch.]

Of all mankind, with him are crucify'd. Milt. 1. A small horse. A horse in familiar

He clasp'd his hand upon the wounded part. language.

The second shaft came swift and unespy'd,

And pierc'd his hand, and naild it to his side. A hungry lion would fain have been dealing

Dryden. with good horse-fiesh; but the nag would be too

2. To stud with nails.

Thy nags, the leanest chings alive,

In golden armour glorious to behold,
So very hard thou lov'st to drive. Prior.

The rivets of your arms were nail'd with gold.

Dryden. 2. A paramour: in contempt. Your ribauld nag of Egypt,

NA'Iler. n. s. [from nail.] One whose Hoists sails and flies.

Sbakspeare. trade is to forge nails ; a nail-maker. NAIL. n.s. (ncegl, Sax. nagel, German.) NAKED. adj. (nacod, Saxon.] 1. The bard crust or horny substance at 1. Wanting clothes ; uncovered; bare. the ends of the fingers and toes.

A philosopher being asked in what a wise My rails can reach unto thine eyes. Sbaksp.

man differed from a fool ? answered, send the The meanest sculptor in th' Æmilian square,

both naked to those who know them not, and Can ini are in brass the nails and hair ;

you shall perceive.

Bacon. Expert in trifles.


He pitying how they stood The nails of our fingers give strength to those

Before him naked to the air, that now parts in the various functions they are put to;

Must suffer change; and defend the numerous nerves and tendons As father of his family, he clad that are under them.


Their nakedness with skins of beasts. Millon. 2. The talons of birds ; the claws or paws

2. Unarmed ; defenceless ; un provided. of beasts.

Had I but sery'd my God with half the zeal 3. A spike of metal by which things are

I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age
Have left me neked to mine enemies. Slaksp.

Ungrateful men,
As one nail by strength drives out another; Behold my bosom naked to your swords,
So the remembrance of my former love

And let the man that's injur’d strike the blow. Is by a newer object soon forgotten. Shiks:

Addison. For the body of ships, no nation doch equal England, nor for the oaken timber to build


Plain ; evident; not hidden. them; and we need not borrow iron for spikes

The truth appears so naked on my side, ar rails, to fasten them together.


That any purblind eye may find it out. Shaksp. The load one mines in the shore of India, 4. Mere ; bare; wanting the necessary are so placed in abundance and vigour, that it additions; simple, abstracted. proves an adventure of hazard to pass those Not that God doth require nothing unto hapCoasts in a ship with iron nails. Brown. piness at the hands of men, saving only a naked A heechen pail

belief, for hope and charity we may not exclude; Hung by the handle on a driven nail. Dryolen.

but that without belief all other things are as An equivocal word used for the nail of the nothing, and it is the ground of those other hand or foot, and for an iron nail to fasten any

divine virtues.

Hooker. thing.

Watts. NA'KEDLY, adv. 4. stud; a boss.

1. Without covering.

fastened together.


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2. Simply; merely; barely; in the ab- Visit eminent persons of great name abroad; stract.

to tell how the life agreeth with the fame. Bat. Though several single letters nakedly con

Here rest thy bones in rich Hesperia's plains, sidered, are found to be articulations only of

Thy neme, 'tis all a ghost can have, remains. spirit or breath, and not of breath vocalized;

Drydana yet there is that property in all letters of apt.

A hundred knights ness to be conjoined in syllables. Holder.

Approv'd in fight, and men of mighty name. 3. Discoverably; evidently.


These shall be towns of mighty fame,
So blinds the sharpest counsels of the wise
This overshadowing Providence on high,

Tho' now they lie obscure, and lands without a And dazzleth all their clearest-sighted eyes,


Bartolus is of great name; whose authority is That they see not how nakedly they lie. Daniel.

as much valued amongst the modern lawyers, as NA'KEDNESS. n. s. [from naked.]

Papinian's was among the ancients. Baker. 1. Nudity; want of covering,

6. Power delegated; imputed character. My face I'll grime with filth;

In the name of the people, And with presented nakedness out-face

And in the power of us the tribunes, we The winds and persecutions of the sky. Sbaksp.

Banish him.

Sbakspeare: Nor he their outward only, with the skins 7. Fictitious imputation. Of beasts; but inward nakedness, much more When Ulysses with fallacious arts, Opprobrious! with his robe of righteousness Had forg'd a treason in my patron's name, Arraying, cover'd from his Father's sight. My kinsman fell.

Dryder. Milton. 8. Appearance; not reality; assumed chaI entreat my gentle readers to sow on their

racter. tuckers again, and not to imitate the nakedness, but the innocence of their mother Eve. Addis.

I'll to him again, in the name of Brook; He'll tell me all his purpose.

Shakop. Thou to be strong must put off every dress,

Prior. Thy only armour is thy nakedness.

There is a friend which is only a friend in nani.

Ecclesiasticus. 2. Want of provision for defence. 9. An opprobrious appellation. Spies, to see the nakedness of the land are ye

The husband

Genesis. Bids her confess; calls her ten thousand 7.9" ; 3. Plainness; evidence; want of conceal. In vain she kneels.

Granville ment.

Like the watermen of Thames Why seek'st thou to cover with excuse

I row by, and call them names. Swift. That which appears in proper nakedness? Sbak. To NAME. v. a. (from the noun.] NALL. 11. S. An awl, such as collar- 1. To discriminate by a particular appelmakers or shoemakers use.

lation imposed. Whole bridle and saddle, whitleather and nall, I mention here a son of the king's whom FloWith collars and harness.


rizel NAME. n. s. (nama, Sax. naem, Dutch.)

I now name to you; and with speed so pace

To speak of Perdita. 1. The discriminative appellation of an


Thou hast had seven husbands, neithier wast individual.

thou named after any of them.

Tobit. What is thy name?

His name was called Jesus, which was so rameno Thou'lt be afraid to hear it.

of the angel before he was conceived. Luka No: though thou call'st thyself a hotter name

Thus was the building left Than any is in hell.

Ridiculous, and the work, Confusion ram'd. My name's Macbeth. Sbakspeare.

Milton. He called their names after the names his father 2. To mention by name. had called them.


Accustom not thy mouth to swearing: neither Thousands there were in darker fame that

use thyself to the naming of the Holy One. duell,

Ecclesiasticks. Whose names some nobler poem shall adorn. My tongue could name whate'er I saw. Milt.

Dryder. Those whom the fables name of monstrous 2. The term by which any kind or species

size. is distinguished.

3. To specify ; to nominate. What's

in a name? That which we call a rose, Did my father's godson seek your life? By any other name would smell as sweet. Sbak. He whom my father nam'd? your Edgar. Shak. 'If every particular idea that we take in, should

Bring me him up whom I shall nome. 1 Sam. have a distinct name, names must be endless. Let any one name that proposition, whose Locke. terms or ideas were either of them innate.

Locke. They list with women each degen'rate name, 4. To utter ; to mention. Who dares not hazard life for future fame. Dry. Let my name be named on them.

Genesis 4. Reputation ; character.

5. To entitle. The king's army was the last enemy the west Celestial, whether among the thrones, or nam'd had been acquainted with, and had left no good Of them the highest.

Milten. name behind.

Clarendon. Nameless. adj. [from name, 5. Renown; fame; celebrity; eminence; 1. Not distinguished by any discrimina

praise; remembrance ; memory ; dis. tive appellation. tinction; honour.

On the cold earth lies th' unregarded king, What men of name resort to him?

A headless carcass, and a nameless thing. Denb. Sir Walter Herbert, a renowned soldier ;

The milky way, And Rice ap Thomas with a valiant crew,

Fram'd of many nameless stars.

Waller And niany others of great name and worth. Thy

reliques, Rowe, to this fair shrine we trust, Sbakspeare.

And sacred, place by Dryden's awful dust;


3. Person.


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