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Our courteous Antony,

3. The persons of high rank; the persona Whom ne'er the word of no, woman heard speak,

who are exalted above the commons.. Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast.

It is a purpos'd thing.

Sbakspeare.
Henceforth my wooing mind shall be exprest,

To curb the will of the nobility. Sbakst. la russet veas and honest kersy noes. Sbaksp.

4. Dignity; grandeur; greatness. If you will not consider these things now, the

Though she hated Amphialus, yet the nobility time will shortly come when you shall consider

of her courage prevailed over it; and she dethem whether you will or no. Calamy's Serm.

sired he might be pardoned that youthful errour; 2. The word of denial, opposite to con

considering the reputation he had to be the best cession or affirmation.

knight in the world; so as hereafter he governed

himself, as one remembering his fault. Sidney I think it would not sort amiss, to handle the

But ah, my muse, I would thou hadst facility Question, whether a war for the propagation of To work my goddess so by thy invention, the christian faith, without another cause of On me to cast those eyes where shiut nobility. hostility, be lawful or no, and in what cases?

Sidney. Bacon.

Base men, being in love, have then a nobility 3. It sometimes confirms a foregoing ne- in their natures more than is native te them. gative.

Shalspeare. My name's Macbeth:

They thought it great their sov'reign to con_The Devil'himself could not pronounce a title

troul, More hareiul to mine er

And nam'd their pride, nobility of soul. Dryderio -No, nor more fearful.

Shaksp. NOʻBLE, adj. (noble, Fr. nobilis, Lat.] Never more

1. Of an ancient and splendid family, This hand shall combat on the crooked shore:

2. Exalted to a rank above commonalty. No; let the Grecian pow'rs opprest in fight,

From virtue first began, Uapit;'d perish in their tyrant's sight. Dryden.

The diff'rence that distinguish'd man from man: 4. It sometimes strengthens a following He claim'd no title from descent of blood, negative ; no, not, not even.

But chat which made him noble, made him good. No ot the bow which so adorns the skies,

Dryden. So glorious is, or boasts so many dies. Wallır.

3. Great; worthy; illustrious: both of No. adj.

men and things. 1. Not any ; none.

Thus this man died, leaving his death for an Let there be no strife between me and thee. example of a noble courage, and a memorial of Genesis. virtue.

2 Maccabees. Some dire misfortune to portend,

To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds
No enemy can match a friend.
Swift. Tim'rous.

Milton.
Woman and fool are two hard things to hit, A noble stroke he lifted high,
For true ne meaning puzzles more than wit. Which hung not, but with tempest fell. Milton.

Pope. 'Those two great things that so engross the deNo wit to flatter left of all his store,

sires and designs of both the nobler and ignobler No fool to laugh at, which he valued more. Pope. sort of mankind, are to be found in religion ; Ns weeping orphan saw his father's stores namely, wisdom and pleasure.

Soutb.
Our shrines irradiate, or imblaze the floors. Pope. 4. Exalted; elevated; sublime.
Our bard

My share in pale Pyrene I resign,
We common object to your sight displays. Pope. And claim no part in all the mighty nine:
Poor Edwin was no vulgar boy. Beattie.

Statues, with winding ivy crown'd belong 2. It seems an adjective in these phrases, To nobler poets, for a nobler song.

Dryden. no longer, no more, no where; though s. Magnificent; stately: as, a noble pasometimes it may be so commodiously rade. changed to not, that it secms an ad.

6. Free; generous ; liberal. verb: as, the days are yet no shorter. When we saw that they were no where, we

7. Principal; capital : as, the heart is one came to Samuel.

1 Samuel.

of the noble parts of the body. In vain I reach my feeble hands to join

NO'BLE. n. s. In sweet embraces;'ah! no longer thine. Dryd. 1. One of high rank. 3. No one ; none ; not any one.

Upon the nobles of the children of Israel he No one who doeth good to those only from

laid not his hand.

Exodus, whom he expects to receive good, can ever be

How many nobles then should hold their fully satisfied of his own sincerity: Smalridge.

places To NOBILITATE. V. a. (nobilito, Latin.]

That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort! To ennoble; to make noble.

Shakspeare.

What the nobles once said in parliament, No. NOBI'LITY. 1. s. (nobilitas, Latin.)

lumus leges Angliæ nutari, is imprigied in the 1. Antiquity of family joined with splen- hearts of all the people.

Bacon. dour.

The nobles amongst the Romans took care in When I took up Boccace unawares, I fell on their last wills, that they might have a lamp in the samne argument of preferring virtue to nobis their monuments.

Wilkins. lity ot blood and titles, in the story of Sigis

See all our nobles begging to be slaves, mgoda.

Dryden.
See all our fools aspiring to be knaves.

Popes
Long galleries of ancestors,

It may be the disposition of young nobles, that Challenge, nor wonder, or esteem from me, they expect the accomplishments of a good edu* Virtue aloue is true nobility." Dryden.

cation without the least expence of time or 2. Rank or dignity of several degrees,

study.

Swift's Modern Education. conferred by sovereigns. Nobility in

The second natural division of power, is of England is extended to five ranks ;

such men whe have acquired large possessions,

and consequently dependencies; or descend duas, marquis, earl, viscount, baron, ko ancestors who have left them great inbe.

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mtances, together with an hereditary authority : Only a second laurel did adorn, these easily unite in thoughts and opinions. His colleague Catulus, tho' nobly born: Thus commences a great council or senate of He shar'd the pride of the triumphal bay, nobles, for the weighty affairs of the nation. But Marius won the glory of the day. Drydek

. Swift: 2. Greatly ; illustriously; magnanimously. Men should press forward in Fame's glorious Did he not straight the two delinquents tear, chace,

That were the slaves of drink and thralls of Nobles look backward, and so lose the race.

sleep?

Young. Was not that nobly done? Sbakspeare. 2. A coin rated at six shillings and eight- This fate he could have scap debut would not pence; the sum of six and eight-pence.

lose
He coined nobles, of noble, fair, and fine gold. Honour for life: but rather nobly chose

Camden. Death from their fears, than safety from his own.
Many fair promotions

Darbam. Are daily given, to ennoble those

3. Grandly; splendidly. That scarce, some two days since, were worth a There could not have been a more magnificent noble.

Shaksp. design than that of Trajan's pillar. Where could Upon every writ procured for debt or damage, an emperor's ashes have been so nobly lodged, as amounting to forty pounds or more, a noble, in the midst of his metropolis, and on the top of that is six shillings and eight-pence, is, and so exalted a monument.

Addison on Italy. usually hath been paid to fine.

Bacon.

NO'BODY. n. s. [no and body.] No one ; Noble liverwort. (bepatica.] A plant.

not any one. NO'BLEMAN. n. s. (noble and man.] One This is the tune of our catch plaid by the picwho is ennobled.

ture of nobody.

Sbakspeare If I blush,

It fell to Coke's turn, for whom nobody cared, It is to see a nobleman want manners. Sbaksp.

to be made the sacrifice; and he was out of his The noblemian is he, whose noble mind

office.

Clarender. Is fill'd with inborn worth.

Dryden. If in company you offer something for a jest, NOʻBLENESS. n. s. [from noble.]

and nobody seconds you on your own laughter

, J. Greatness ; worth ; dignity ; magna

you may condemn their taste, and appeal to bet

ter judgments; but in the mean time you make nimity.

a very indifferent figure.

Suj The nobleness of life

No'cent. adj. [nocens, Latin.) Is to do this; when such a mutual pair,

1. Guilty ; criminal. And such a twain can do't.

Sbaksp.

The earl of Devonshire being interested in the Any thing

blood of York, that was rather feared than is That my ability may undergo, And nobicness impose.

Sbaksp.

cent; yet as one, that might be the object of True nobleness would

others plots, remained prisoner in the lower durLearn him forbearance from so foul a wrong.

ing the king's life.

Bacen's Herry vil. Shakspeare.

2. Hurtful; mischievous. He that does as well in private between God

His head, well-stor'd with subtile wiles: and his own soul, as in public, hath given him

Not yet in horrid shade, or dismal den, self a restimony that his purposes are full of

Nor nocent yet: but on the grassy herb, honesty, nobleness, and integrity.

Milan
Taylor.

Fearless, unfear'd, he slept.
Greatness of mind, and nobleness, their seat

The warm limbeck draws
Build in her loveliest.

Milton.

Salubrious waters from the norent brood. Pbilies. There is not only a congruity herein between

They meditate whether the virtues of the site the nobleness of the faculty and the object, but

will exalt or diminish the force of the other, of also the faculty is enriched and advanced by the

correct any of its nocent qualities.

Watt. worth of the object.

Hale. Nock. n. s. (noccbia, Italian.] You have not only been careful of my fortune, 1. A slit; a nick ; a notch. which was the effect of your nobleness, but you 2. The fundament. Les fesses. have been solicitous of my reputation, which is When the date of nock was out, that of your kindness. Dryden. Off dropt the sympathetick snout.

Hudibras, 2. Splendour of descent; lustre of pedi- To Nock. v.a. To place upon the notch. gree.

Then tooke he up his bow NO'BLESS. n. s. (noblesse, French.]

And nocke his shaft, the ground whence all their future griefe did grow.

Chupair. 1. Nobility. This word is not now used

NOCTA'MBULO. n. s. [nox and ambule, in any sense. Fair branch of nobless, flower of chivalry,

Latin.] One who walks in his sleep: That with your worth the world amazed make. Respiration being carried on in sleep, is ng

Spenser.

argument against its being voluntary. What 2. Dignity ; greatness.

shall we say of noctambulos. There are volus.

tary motions carried on without thought, Thou whose robless keeps one stature still,

avoid pain.

Arbutbrot on dir And one true posture, tho' besieg'd with ill.

Ben Jonson.
Nocti'DIAL.

6. adj. (noctis and dies, Latin.) 3. Noblemen collectively.

Comprising a night and a day. Let us haste to hear it,

The noctidial day, the lunar periodic month, And call the robless to the audience. Shaksp.

and the solar year, are natural and universali I know no reason we shouid give that advan

but incommensurate each to another, and diffiLage to the commonalty of England to be fore

cult to be reconciled. most in brave actions, which the nobless of France

Nocti'FEROUS. adj. [nox and fero.) would never suffer in their peasants. Dryden. Bringing night. NO'BLY. adv. [from noble. )

NOCTIVAGANT. adj. [noctivagus, Latin.] 1. Of ancient and splendid extraction. Wandering in the night.

Dicta

Helder.

Dict.

.

XO'CTUARY. 2. s. [from noctis, Lat.) An Since the wisdom of their choice is rather te account of what passes by night.

have my cap than my heart, I will practise the I have got a parcel of visions and other mis- insinuating nod, and be off to them most countercellanies in my auctuary, which I shall send to

feitly.

Sbakspeare. enrich your paper.

Addises. NODA’TION. n. s. [from nodo.] The state Xo'cTÚRN. 1. s. (nocturne, Fr. nocturnus, of being knotted, or act of making

Lat.) An office of devotion performed knots. in the night.

NO'DDER. n. s. [from nod.] One who makes The reliques being conveniently placed before nods. the church door, the vigils are to be celebrated A set of nodiders, winkers, and whisperers, that night before them, and the nocturn and the whose business is to strangle all other offspring martins for the honour of the saints whose the of wit in their birth.

Popes reliques are.

Stilling fleet. No'DDLE. n. s. (hnol, Saxon.) A head: in NOCTU'RNAL. adj. [nocturnus, Latin.)

contempt. Nightly

Her care shall be From gilded roofs depending lamps display To comb your noddle with a three-legg'd stool. Noturnal beams, that emulate the day. Dryden.

Sbakspears. I beg leave to make you a present of a dream, Let our wines without mixture, or stain, be shich may serve to lull your readers till such

all fine, time as you yourself shall gratify the public with Or call up the master, and break his dull nodula any of your nocturnal discoveries. Addisont.

Ben Jonson NoctU'RNAL. 'n.s. An instrument by

My head's not made of brass,
As friar Bacon's noddle was.

Hadibras. which observations are made in the

He would not have it said before the people, night.

that images are to be worshipped with Latria, That projection of the stars which includes all but rather the contrary, because the distinctions the stars in our horizon, and therefore reaches

necessary to defend it are too subtile for their to the thirty-eighth degree and a half of sowe noddles,

Stilling fleet. thern latitude, though its centre is the north Come, master, I have a project in my roddle, pole, gives us a better view of the heavenly bo- that shall bring my mistress to you back again, dies as they appear every night to us; and it with as good will as ever she went from

you. may serve for a nocturnal, and shew the true hour

L'Estrange. of the night.

Watts. Why shouldst thou try to hide thyself in T: NOD. v. 3. (Of uncertain derivation : v

youth? nuw, Greek; nuto, Lat. amneidio, Welsh.]

Imparcial Proserpine beholds the truth; 1. To decline the head with a quick mo

And laughing at so fond and vain a task,

Will strip thy hoary noddle of its mask. Addison. tion.

'Thou that art ever half the city's grace, Let every feeble rumour shake your hearts; And add'st to solemn noddles, solemn pace. Your enemies with sodding of their plumes,

Fenton, Fan you into despair.

Sbakspeare. No'ddy. n. s. (from naudin, French.) A Cleopatra hath nodded him to her. Shakspears. On the faith of Jove rely,

simpleton; an idiot. When nodding to thy suit he bows the sky. Dry.

The whole race of bawling, futtering nocdies,

by what title soever dignified, are a-kin to the 2. To pay a slight bow.

ass in this fable.

L'Estrange. Cassius must bend his body, li Cæsar carelessly but ned on him. Sbakspeers.

Node. n. s. (no.lus, Latin.] 3. To bend downward with quick motion.

1. A knot ; a knob. When a pine is hewn upon the plains,

3. A swelling on the bone. And the last mortal stroke alone remains,

If nodes be the cause of the pain, foment with Lab'ring in pangs of death, and threat’ning all,

spirit of wine wherein opium and saffron have This way and that she nods, considering where to

been dissolved.

Wiscinan. fall.

Dryden. 3. Intersection.
He climbs the mountain rocks,

All these variations are finished in nineteen Fir'd by the nodding verdure of its brow. Thomson. years, nearly agreeing with the course of the, 4. To be drowsy.

nedes; i. e. the points in the ecliptic where the Your two predecessors were famous for their moon crosseth that circle as she passeth to her dreams and visions, and contrary to all other au.

northern or southern latitude; which noles are thors, never pleased their readors more than

called the head and tail of the dragon. Holder. when they were nodling.

Addison. NoDo'sity. n. s. [from noclosus, Latin.] tod. n. s. [from the verb. ]

Complication; knot. 1. A quick declination of the head.

These the midwife cutieth off, contriving them Children being to be restrained by the parents

into a knot close about the body of the infant; only in vicious things; a look or nud only ought

from whence ensueth that tortuosity, or comto correct them when they do amiss. Lucke.

licated rodosity we call the navel. Brown, A mighty king I am, an earthly God; No'dous. adj. (10.105us, Latin.) Knotty ; Nariom obey my word and wait my nod:

full of knots. And life or death depend on my decree. Prior. This is seldom affected with the gout, and 1. A quick declination.

when that becometh nodaus, men continue not Like a drunken sailor on a mast,

long after.

Brown. Read; with every nod to tumble down

NO'DULE. 1. s. [nodulus, Latin.) A small Into the fatal bowels of the deep. Shalspeare. lump. 3. The motion of the head in drowsiness.

Those minerals in the strata, are either found Every drowsy nod shakes their doctrine, who in grains, or else they are amassed into balls, teach that the soul is always thinking. Locke. lumps, or nodules : which nolules are either of an 4 A slight obeisance.

irregular tigure, or of a figure somewhat more Will he give you the nod? Sbakspeare. težular. Woodward's Natural History,

e

No'cges. adj. Hard; rough; harsh. of the apostle, they then lift up their voices and He put on a bard, coerse, noggen shirt of Pen- noised it about the city.

Bentley drels.

Escape of King Charles. Noi'SEFUL. adj. (noise and full.] Loud; NO'GGIN. N. s. (nossel, Gernian.] A small clamorous. mug.

That eunuch, guardian of rich Holland's trade, Frog laughed in his sleeve, gave the squire the Whose noiseful valour does no foe invade, other noggin of brandy, and clapped him on the And weak assistance will his friends destroy. back. Arbutbnot.

Dryden. Noi’ANCE. n. s. (See ANNOIANCE.] Mis- Noi'SELESS. adj. [from noise:} Silent; chief; inconvenience.

without sound. To borrow to-day, and to-morrow to mis,

On our quick'st decrees, For lender and borrower noiance it is. Tusser.

Th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time The single and peculiar life is bound,

Steals, ere we can effect them. Sbakspeart. With all the strength and armour of the mind, So noiseless would I live, such death to find, To keep itself from noiance. Sbakspeare.

Like cimely fruit, not shaken by the wind, YO NOIE. v. a. To annoy. An old word

But ripely dropping from the sapless bough. Dry. disused.

Convinc'd, that noiseless picty mighe dwell

In secular retreats, and flourish well. Harte: Let servant be ready with mattock in hand, To stub out the bushes that noieth the land. Tus. Noi'siness. n. s. '[from noisy. ] Loudness Noi'ER. 11. s. [from noie.) One who an- of sound; importunity of clamour. noys. An old word in disuse.

Noi's EMAKER. n. s. [noise and maker.] The north is a noier to grass of all suits,

Clamourer. The east a destroyer to herbs and all fruits. Tus. The issue of all this noise is, the making of the Noi'ous. adj. [noioso, Italian.] Hurtful; noisemakers still more ridiculous. L'Estrange,

mischievous ; troublesome; inconveni- NOI'SOME. adj. [noioso, Italian.) ent. Obsolete.

1. Noxious; mischievous ; unwholesome. Being bred in a hot country, they found much In case it may be proved, that among the hair on their faces to be noious unto them. Spens.

number of rites and orders common unto both, The false Duessa leaving noious night,

there are particulars, the use whereof is utterly Return'd to stately palace of dame Pride. Spens. unlawful in regard of some special bad and mee

But neither darkness foul nor filthy bands, some quality; there is no doubt but we ought to Nor noious smell his purpose could withhold. relinquish such rites and orders, what freedom

Spenser. soever we have to retain the other stil!. Hoeter. NOISE, n. s. [noise, French.]

The brake and the cockle are noisome 100 much.

Tusser. 3. Any kind of sound. Noises, as of waters falling down, sounded

All my plants I save from nightly ill
Of noisome winds, and blasting vapours chill

. about them, and sad visions appeared unto them.

Milten Wisdom. Whether it were a whistling sound, or a melo

Gravisca noisome from the neighb'ring fen,

And his own Cære sent three hundred men. Dry. dious noise of birds among the spreading branches, these things made them swoon. Wisdom.

'The noisome pest'lence, that in open war

Terrible, marches thro' the mid-day air, Great motions in nature pass without sound or

And scatters death.

Priet. noise. The heavens turn about in a most rapid motion, without noise to us perceived; though in

2. Offensive ; disgusting. some dreams they have been said to make an ex

The seeing these effects, will be cellent musick. Bacon's Natural History.

Both noisome and infectious. Shakspeare: Fear

Foul words are but foul wind, and foul wind Shakes your hearts, while thro’the islc they hear is but foul breath, and foul breath is noisome. A lasting noise, as horrid and as loud

Sbakspear!. As thunder makes, before it breaks the cloud.

The filthiness of his smell was noisome to all Waller.

2 Maccabecs. 2. Outcry; clamour ; boasting or impor

An error in the judgment, is like an impost

hume in the head, which is always aoisomis tunate talk. What noise have we had about transplantation NOI'SOMELY.adv. (from noisome.] With

and frequently mortal. of diseases, and transfusion of blood ? Baker.

a fetid stench ; with an infectious steain. 3. Occasion of talk. Socrates lived in Athens during the great

Noi'SOMENESS.n. s. (from noisome.] Aptplague, which has made so much noise through

ness to disgust; offensiveness. all ages, and never caught the least infection. If he must needs be seen, with all his filth and

Spectator. noisomeness about him, he promises himself hor* 4. A concert. Obsolete.

ever, that it will be some allay to his reproach, To Noise. v. n. (from the noun.] TO Noi'sy. adj. (from noise.]

to he but one of utany to march in a troop. Soubo sound loud. Harm

1. Sounding loud. Those terrors, which thou speak'st of, dia menone;

2. Clamorous; turbulent. Tho'roising loud and threat’ning nigh. Milton. O leave the noisy town, O come and see Ta NOISE. V. a. To spread by rumour,

Our country cotes, and live context with me?

Dryder. or report. All these savings were noised abroad through

To noisy fools a grave attention lend. Smith, out all the hill country.

Luke.

Although he employs his talents wholly in his I shall not need to relate the affluence of

closet, he is sure to raise the hatred of the noisy young nobles from bence into Spain, after the NO LI me tangere. (Latin.]

crowd.

Swijt. voice of our prince's being there had been quickly noised.

Worlon.

1. A kind of cancerous swelling, exaspe. They might buz and whisper it one to ano- rated by applications. ther; and tacitly with-dsawing from the presonce 2. A plant.

his army.

Soutb.

tures.

Noli me langere may be planted among your NOMINATION.n. s. [nomination, French; flowers, for the rarity of it. Mortimer. from nominate.] Noli'TION. n. s. (nolitio, Lat.] Unwilling- 1. The act of mentioning by name. ness: opposed to volition.

The forty-one immediate electors of the duke, Proper acts of the will are, volition, nolition, must be all of several families, and of them choice, resolution, and command, in relation to twenty-five at least concur to this nomination. subordinate faculties. Hale.

Wotton. Noll. n. s. [hnol, Saxon.] A head; a ..

Hammond was named to be of the assembly of

divines; his invincible loyalty to his prince, and noddle.

obedience to his mother, the church, not being An ass's noll I fixed on his head. Sbakspeare. so valid arguments against bis nomination, as the NO'MANCY. n.s. (nomance, nomancië, Fr. repute of his learning and virtue were on the

nomen, Lat. and perlese, Greek.] The other part, to have some tiile to him. Fill. art of divining the fates of persons by 2. The power of appointing.

the letters that form their names. Dict. The nomination of persons to places, being so NO'MBLES. 78.8. The entrails of a deer.

principal and inseparable a flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself.

Clarendon. NOMENCLATOR. n.s. (Lat. nomencla.

In England the king has the nomination of an scur, Fr.) One who calls things or per- archbishop; and after nomination, be sends a sons by their proper names.

congé d'elire to the dean and chapter, to elect the There were a set of men in old Rome called

person elected by him.

Ayliffe. rouerclaters; men who could call every man by NOMINATIVE. 11. s. [in grammar, nomihis name.

Addison.
Are envy, pride, avarice, and ambition, such

natif, Fr.] The case that primarily deill nomenclators that they cannot furnish appella

signaies the name of any thing, and is tions for their owners ?

Swift. called right, in opposition to the other NOMENCLA’TURE. n. s. [nomenclature,

cases called oblique. French; nomenclatura, Latin.]

NON. adv. [Lat.] Not. It is never used 1. The act of naming.

separately, but sometimes prefixed to To say where notions cannot fitly be recon

words with a negative power. ciled, that there wanteth a term or nomenclature

Since you to non-regardance cast my faith, for it, is but a shift of ignorance. Bacon.

Live you the marble-breasted tyrant still. Shaks, 2. A vocabulary ; a dictionary.

Behold also there a lay nor-residency of the The watry plantations fall not under that noe

rich, which in times of peace, too much neglectmenclature of Adam, which unto terrestrious ani

ing their habitations, may seem to have provoked nals assigned a name appropriate unto their na

God to neglect them.

Helyday. A mere inclination to matters of duty, men Brown.

reckon a willing of that thing; when they are NOʻMINAL. adj. [nominalis, Lat.] Referring justly charged with an actual non-performance of to names rather than to things; not real ; what the law requires.

South. titular.

For an account at large of bishop Sanderson's Profound in all the nominal,

last judgment, concerning God's concurrence, or And real ways beyond them all. Hudibras.

non-concurrence with the actions of men, and The nominal definition, or derivation of the

the positive entity of sins of commission, I reier word is not sufficient to describe the nature of

you to his letters,

Pierce. it.

Pearson.

The third sort of agreement or disagreement The neminal essence of gold is that complex

in our ideas, which the perception of the mind idea the word gold stands for; as a body yellow,

is employed about, is co-existence, or non-existof a certain weight, malleable, fusible, and fixed.

ence in the same subject.

Locke. Bat the real essence is the constitution of the in

It is not a non-act, which introduces a custom, sensible parts of that body on which those qua

a custom being a common usage. Ayliffe. buies depend.

Locke.

In the imperial chamber this answer is not adWere these people as anxious for the doctrines

mitted, viz. I do not believe it as the matter is essential to the church of England, as they are

alledged. And the reason of this non-admission for the netinal distinction of adhering to its in- is, its great uncertainty.

Ayliffe, Addison.

An apparitor came to the church, and informed NOʻMINALLY. adv. (from nominal.] By

the parson, that he must pay the tenths to such

a man; and the bishop certified the ecclesiastical name; with regard to a name ; titularly. court under his seal on the non-payment of them, TO NOMINATE. v. a. (nomino, Latin.) that he refused to pay them.

Aylife. 1. To name; to mention by name.

The non-appearance of persons to support the Suddenly to nominate them all,

united sense of both houses of parliament, cauz It is impossible.

Shakspeare.

never be construed as a general diffidence of beOne lady, I may civilly spare to nominate, for

ing able to support the charge against the patent her sex's sake, whom he termed the spider of

and patentee:

Swift the court.

Wotton.

This may be accounted for by the turbulence 2. To entitle; to call.

of passions upon the various and surprising turns Aread, old father, why of late

of good and evil fortune, in a long evening at Didst thou behight me born of English blood,

play; the mind being wholly taken up, and the Whom all a fairy's son doen nominatc. Spenser.

consequence of non-attention so fatal.

Swift. 3. To set down; to appvine by name.

No'nage. n. s. (non and age.] Minority ; If you repay me not on such a day, let the for

time of life before legal maturity, feit

In him there is a hope of government; Be reminated for an equal pound

Which in his nonage, counsel under him, Of your fair hesh to be cut off. Shakopeare. And in his full and ripen'd years, himself Never having intended, never designed any Shall govern well

Sbakspeare heir in that sense, we cannot expect he should Be love but there, let poor six years nominate or appoint any persou to it.

Locke, Be pou'd with the maturest fears VOL. III.

Y

terests.

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