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Spenser. 3. Allegation.
PLA'YFELLOW. n. s. (play and fellow.]
The magnificoes have all persuaded with him; Companion in amusernent.
But none can drive him from the envious phea Inconstant in his choice of his friends, or ra
Of forfeiture of justice and his bond. Sbabe. ther never having a friend but playfellows, of
Their respect of persons was expressed in ju.
dicial process, in giving rash sentence in favour whom, when he was weary, he could no otherwise rid himself than by killing them.
of the rich, without ever staying to hear the plea,
or weigh the reasons of the poor's cause.
Kettlemoell, And her playfellows aid to call, and fear The dashing of the waves. Your precious self had not then cross'd the
They tow'rds the throne supreme,
Accountable, made haste, to make appear eyes Of my young playfellow. Sbakspeare.
With righteous plea, their utmost vigilance.
Millen. Mischance and sorrow go along with you! Heart's discontent and sour affliction
4. An apology ; an excuse. Be playfellows to keep you company! Sbakop.
The hend, with necessity, This was the play at which Nero'staked thrée The tyrant's plea, excus'd his devilish deeds. thousand two hundred and twenty-nine pounds
Miltor. three shillings and tour pence upon every cast;
Thou determin'st weakness for no ples. where did he tind playfellows? Arbutbnot.
Miltos. PLAYFUL. adj. Ipiny and full.] Sportive;
When such occasions are, full of levity:
No plea must serve; 'tis cruelty 10 spare,
Dembap. He is scandalized at youth for being lively, and at childhood for being playful.
Whoever argues in defence of absolute power PLA'YGAME. n. s. [play and game.] Play
in a single person, though he offers the old plau
sible plee, that it is his opinion, which he cannot of children.
help, unless he be convinced, ought to be created That liberty alone gives the true relish to as the common enemy of mankind. Seijt
. their ordinary playgamis.
Locko. To PLEACH. v. a. (plesser, French.) To PLA'YHOUSE. n. s. (play and house.] House bend; to interweave. Not in use.
where dramatick performances are re. Would'st thou be window'd in great Rome, presented.
These are the youths that thunder at a play- Thy master thus, with pleacht arms, bending house, and fight for bitten apples. Sbakspeare.
down He hurries me from the playbouse and scenes His corrigible neck ?
Sbakspears there, to the bear-garden. Stilling flect. Steal into the pleacbed bower, I am a sufficient theatre to myself of ridiculous
Where honey-suckles, ripen'd by the sun, actions, without expecting company either in a
Forbid the sun to enter.
Sbakspear: court or playhouse.
Dryden. TO PLEAD. V, n. (plaider, French.) Shakspeare, whom you and ev'ry playbouse 1. To argue before a court of justice. bill
To his accusations
. And grew immortal in his own despighi. Pope. O that one might plead for a man with God PLA'Y PLEASURE. n. s. (play and pleasure.] as a man pleadetb tor his neighbour! For Idle amusement.
Of beauty singi He taketh a kind of playpleasure in looking
Let others govern or defend the state, upon the fortunes of others.
Bacon. Plead at the bar, or manage a debate. Graroille. PLA'YSOME. adj. (play and some. ] Wan
Lawyers and divines write down short notes ton ; full of levity.
in order to preach or plead.
Watts PLA'Y'SOMENESS. n. s. [from playsome.]
2. To speak in an argumentative or perWantonness; levity.
suasive way for or against; to reason
with another. PLA'YTHING. n. s. (play and thing.) Toy;
I am thing to play with.
To plead for that which I would not obtain. o Castalio! thou hast caught
Sbakspears My foolish heart; and like a tender child,
Who is he that will plead with me? for now That trusts his playtbing to another hand, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost. I fear its harm, and fain would have it back.
Jab. Otway. If nature plead not in a parent's heart, A child knows his nurse, and by degrees the
Pity my tears, and pity her desert. Dryden, playthings of a little more advanced age. Locke.
It must be no ordinary way of reasoning, in a I'he servants should be hindered from making man that is pleading for the natural power of court to them, by giving them fruit and play- kings, and against ali compact, to bring for proof things.
an example, where his own account founds all O Richard, the right upon compact.
Lesko Would fortune calm her present rage,
3. To be offered as a plea. And give us playtbings for our age. Pope. Allow him but the plaything of a pen,
Since you can love, and yet your error see, He ne'er rebels or plots like other men. Pope.
The same resistless power may piead for me;
With no less ardour I my claim pursue ; PLA'YWRIGHT, 1. s. [play and wrigbi.] I love, and cannot yield her even to you. Dryas A maker of plays.
TO PLEAD. V. a. He ended much in the character he had lived
1. To defend ; to discuss. in; and Horace's rule for a play may as well be applied to him as a playwright. Pope.
Will you, we shew our title to the crown? PLEA. n. s. (plaid, old French.]
If not, our swords shall plead it in the field. Sbaks. 1. The act or form of pleading.
2. To allege in pleading or argument.
Don Sebastian came forth io entreat, that they 2. Thing offered or demanded in pleading. might part with their arms like soldiers; it was If you
told him, that they could not justly plead law of 3. Lightly; ludicrously. nations, for that they were not lawful enemies.
Eustati ius is of opinion, that Ulysses speaks Spenser. pleasantly to tenui.
Broome. If thưy will plead against me my reproach, PLEA'S ANTNESS. n. s. [from pleusi.nt.} know that God hath overthrown me. Fob
1. Delightfulneis , state of veing pleasanit. 3. To vier as an - Xcune.
Doth not the pleasantness of this place carry I will nercher plead my age nor sickness, in
in itself sufficient reward ?
Sidney. excuse of fau'ts.
Dryden. PLEA'DABLE. adj. (from plead.] Capable
2. Gayety ; cheerfulness; merriment.
It was refreshing, but composed, like the plea. to be alieşed in plea.
santness of youth tempered with the gravity of I ought to be discharged from this informa
South. tion, because this privilege is pleadable at law. He would fain put on some pleasantness, but
Dryden. was not able to conceal his vexation. Tillotson. Plea'der.n. s. (plaideur, Fr. from plead.] PLEA'SANTRY. n. s. (plaisanterie, Fr.] 1. Ore who argues in i court of Justice. 1. Gayety; merriment.
The brief with weighty crimes was charg'd, The harshness of reasoning is not a little softOn which the pleader much enlarg d. Swift.
ened and smoothed by the infusions of inirth 3. One who speaks for or against.
Such kinds of pleasantry are disingenuous in Would be your country's pleader, your good criticism; the greatest masters appear serious tongue
Addison. Might stop our countryman.
2. Sprightly saying ; lively talk. So fair a pleader any cause may gain. Dryden. The grave abound in pleasantries, the dull in PLEA'DING. n.si (from plead.] Act or repartecs and points of wit.
Addison form of pleading:
TO PLEASE. v. a. (placeo, Latin ; plaire, If the heavenly folk should know
French.) These pleadings in the court below. Swift.
1. To delight; to grati'y; to humour. PLEA SANCE. r.s. (plar sance, Fr.] Gayety; They please themselves in the children of pleasantry; merriment. Obsolete.
Isaiab. The lovely pleasance and the lofty pride Whether it were a whistling wind, or a please Cannot expressed be by any art. Spenser. ing fall of water running viiently,
Wisdom. Her words she drowned wiib laughing vain, Thou canst not be so ple.:s'd ac liberty, And wanting grace in uttering of the same, As I shall be to find thou ux'st be tree. Drydena That turned all her pleasance to a scoffing game.
Leave such to trifle with more grace and case,
Spenser. Whom foliy pleases, and whose follies please. Oh that men should put an enemy into their
Popes mouths, to stcal away their brains! that we 2. To satisfy; to content. should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause,
Doctor Pinch, transform ourselves into beasts! Sbakspeare. Establish him in his true sense again, PLEASANT. adj. (plaisant, Fr.)
And I will please you what you will demand. 1. Delightful; giving delight.
Sbakspeare. The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
What next I bring shall please Make instruments to scourge us. Sbaks veare.
Thy wish exactly to thy léart's desire. Milton. What most he should dislike, seems pleasant 3. To obtain favour from : to be pleased to him;
with, is to approve ; to favour. What like, offensive.
Sbakspeare. This is my beloved son, in whom I am well How good and how pleasant it is for brethren pleased.
Mattbew. to dwell in unity!
Psuims. I have seen thy face, and thou'wast pleased with Verdure clad
Genesis. Her universal face with pleusant green. Milton.
Fickle their state whom God 2. Grateful to the senses.
Most favours: who can please him long? Milt. Sweeter thy discourse is to my ear,
4. To be PLEASED. To like. A word of Than fruits of paim-tree pleasantest to thirst. ceremony.
Many of our most skilful painters were please 3. Good-humoured ; chearfui.
ed to recommend this author to me, as one who In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, perfectly understood the rules of painting. Dryd. Thou’rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant iellow. TO PLEASE. V.n.
2. To give pleasure. 4. Gay; lively; merry.
What pleasing seem'd, for her now pleases Let neither the power nor quality of the great,
Milton. or the wit of the pleasant, prevail with us to I found something that was more pleasing, ia farter the vices, or applaud the prophaneness of them, than my ordinary productions. Drydin. wicked men.
2. io gain approbation. 5. Trilling; adapted rather to mirth than
Their wine ofterings shall not be pleasing unto use.
Hosea. They, who would prove their idea of infinite 3. To like , to choose. to be positive, seem to do it by a pleasant argue Spirits, freed from mortal laws with ease ment, taken from the negation of an end, which Assume what sexes and what shapes they please. being negative, the negation of it is positive.
4. To condescend; to comply. A word PLEA SANTLY. adv. (from pleasant.)
of ceremony: 1. In such a manner as to give delight.
Please you, lords, 2. Gayly; merrily; in good huniour. In sight of both our battles we may meet. Sbaks. King James was wont pleasantly to say, that
The first words that I learnt were, to express the duke of Buckingham nad given him a secre- my desire, that he would please to give me my fary, who could neither write nor read. Clarend. liberty,
PLEA'SER. n. s. [from please. ] One that though supported by good authority, is, courts favour.
I think, inelegant. PLEA'SINGLY. adv. (from pleasing.] In
Things, thus set in order, such a manner as to give delight.
Shall further thy harvest, and pleasure thee best.
Tusset. Pleasingly troublesome thought and remembrance have been to me since I left you. Suckling.
I count it one of my greatest afflictions, that
I cannot pleasure such an honourable gentleman.
Sbetspears. the cyc.
If what pleases him, shall pleasure you,
Fight closer, or good faith you'll catch a blow.
Sbakspeare. Surprizes, varies, and conceals the bounds. Pope.
When the way of pleasuring and displeasuring PLEA'SINGNESS, n. s. [from pleasing.)
lieth by the favourité, it is impossible any should Quality of giving delight.
Baxsa. PLEASEMAN. n. s. (please and man.) A Nay, the birds rural musick too pickthank; an officious fellow.
Is as melodious and as free,
As if they sung to pleasure you. Coules. zany;
Nothing is difficult to love; it will make a man That knows the trick to make my lady laugh, cross his own inclinations to pleasure then whom Told our intents.
Tillerez. Plea's UR ABLE. adj. [from pleasure. De- PLEA'SUREFUL. adj. (pleasure and full.] lightful; full of pleasure.
Pleasant ; delightful. Obsolete. Planting of orchards is very profitable, as well This country, for the fruitfulness of the land as pleasurable.
Bacon. and the conveniency of the sea, hath been reIt affords a pleasurable habitation in every part, puted a very commodious and pleasureful ccunand that is the line ecliptick.
PLEBEI'AN. 1, s. (plebeien, Fr. plebeius, From different mixtures; so the blended streams, Each mutually correcting each, create
Lat.] One of the lower people. Afleasurable medley.
You're plebeians, if they be senators. Slak Our ill-judging thought
Upon the least intervals of peace, the quarrels Hardly enjoys the pleasurable taste. Prior.
between the nobles and the plebcians would re
vive. PLEASURE. n. s. [ploisir, Fr.]
PLEBEI'An. adj. 1. Delight; gratification of the mind or
1. Popular ; consisting of mean persons. senses.
As swine are to gardens, so are tumul's to Pleasure, in general, is the consequent apprehension of a suitable object, suitably applied to
parliaments, and plebeian concourses to publick
counsels. a rightly disposed faculty. South.
King Cbrics. A cause of men's taking pleasure in the sins of
2. Belonging to the lower ranks. others, is, that poor spiritedness that accompa
He through the midst unmark'd, nies guilt.
In shew plebeian angel militant In hollow caves sweet echo quiet lies;
Of lowest order.
Miltex. Her name with pleasure once she taught the 3. Vulgar; low; common. shore,
To apply notions philosophical to plebeian Now Daphne's dead, and pleasure is no more. terms: or to say, where the notions cannot fitly
be reconciled, that there wanteth a term or no2. Loose gratification.
menclature for it, as the ancients used, they be but shifts of ignorance.
Bace. Convey your pleasures in a spacious plenty, And yet seem cold.
The differences of inouldable, and not mould Behold yon dame does shake the head to hear
able, scissible and not scissible, are plebeiaa noof pleasure's name.
Basse. Not sunk in carnal pleasure, Milton.
Dishonour not the vengeance I design'd. 3. Approbation.
A queen! and own a base plebeian mind! Dood The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear PLEDGE. n. s. (pliige, Fr. pieggio, Italian.] him.
Psalms, 1. Any thing put to pawn. What the will dictates.
2. A gage ; any thing given by way of Use your pleasure ; if your love do not per- warrant or security; a pawn. suade you to come, let not my letter. Sbaksp.
These men at the first were only pitied; the He will do his pleasure on Babylon. Isajab.
great humility, zeal, and devotion, which ap5. Choice; arbitrary wiil.
peared to be in them, was in all men's opinion a We ascribe not onlv effects depending on the
pledge of their harmless meaning. Hicelet. natural period of time unto arbitrary calculations, It none appear to prove upon thy person and such as vary at pleasure, but contirm our te- Thy heinous, manifest, and many treasous; Bets by the uncertain account of others. Brown.
There is my pledge, I'll prove it on thy heart. Hali their feet offends
Sbakspears His open side, and high above him shews;
That voice their liveliest pledge Upon the rest at pleasure he descends,
Of hope in tears and dangers.
Gilter. And doubly harmd, he double harm bestows.
Money is necessary both for counters and for
Dryden. pledges, and carrying it with even reckoning and Raise tempests at your pleasure.
Locke. We can at pleasure move several parts of our Hymen shall be aton'd, shall join two hearts, bodies.
Locke. And Aribert shall be the pledge of peace. Retra All the land in their do minions being acquired The deliverance of Israel out of Esppt, by the by conquest, was disposed by them according to ministry of Moses, was intended for a type and their pleasure.
pledge of the spiritual deliverance which was to TO PLEASURE. v.a. [from the noun.) come by Christ.
Naisten To please; to gratity. This word 3. A surety ; a bail; an hostage.
What purpose could there be of treason, when PLENIPOTE'NTIARY. n. s. (plenipoten. the Guianians offered to leave pledges, six for one?
tiaire, Fr.] A negotiator invested with
Raleigh. full power.
They were only the plenipotentiary monks of TO PLEDGE. v.a. (pleiger, Fr. pieggiare,
the patriarchal monks.
PLE’NIST. 7. 6. (from plenus, Lat.) One Italian.)
that holds all space to be full of matter, 1. To put in pawn.
Those spaces, which the vacuists would have Asleep and naked as an Indian lay,
empty, because devoid of air, the plinists do not Ahonest factor stole a gem away,
proie replenished with subtle matter by any He pledaid it to the knight; the knight had wit, sensible efects.
Doyle So kept the diamond, and the rogue was bit.
PLE'NITUDE n. s. [plenitudo, from plenus, Pope.
Lat. plenitude, Fr.) 2. To give as warrant or security.
1. Fainess; the contrary to vacuity. 3. To secure by a pledge.
If there were every where an absolute plenia I accept her;
tude and density without any pores between the And here to pledge my vow, I give my hand.
particles of bodies, all bodies of equal dimensions
would contain an equal quantity of matter, and 4. To invite to drink, by accepting the
consequently be equally ponderous. Bentley cup or health after another.
2. Repletion; animal fuiness ; plethory. The fellow, that
Relaxation from plenitude is cured by spare Pais br: deth him, and pledges
Arbutbnot. T. Dnes'i ut him in a dividid draught, In tudiest man so kill him.
3. Exuberance ; abundance. Sbakspeare.
The plenitude of the pope's power of dispensTO you noble lord of Westmoreland.
ing was the main question.
Bacone -! oled your grace.
That Hexaninous orator began the king of 4. Completeness.
The plenitude of William's fame
Can no accumulated stores receive. Prior. Here's to thec, Dick; this whining love de
PLE'NTEOUS. adj. [from pleniy.) spise;
1. Copious; exuberant; abundant; plen.'' Pledge me, my friend, and drink till thou be'st tiful, wise.
Cozulay. Author of evil, unknown till thy revolt, PLE’DGET. n. s. [flaggbe, Dutch.) A small Now plenteous these acts of hateful strife. Milt. mass of lint.
Lab'ring the soil and reaping plenteous crop. I applied a pledget of basilicon. I'iseman,
Milton, PLE'IADES. ( n. s. (pleiades, Lat. mohsiado;.]
Two pleteous fountains the whole prospect PLEʻLADS. ) A northern constellation.
This through the gardens leads its streams around. The pleiades before him danc’d,
Popes Shedding sheet infuence.
Milton. Then sailors quarter’d heav'n, and found a
2. Fruitful; fertile.
Take up the titth part of the land in the seven For pleiads, hyads, and the northern car. Dryden. PLENTEOUSLY. adv. [from țlentecus,]
Genesis PLE’NARILY: adv. (trom plenary.] Fully ; completely,
Copiously; abundantly; exuberantiyi The cause is made a plenary cause, and ought
plentifully to be determined plenarily.
Thy due from me is tears, PLENARINESS. n. s. (trom plenary.] Ful
Which nature, love, and filial tenderness,
Shall, O dear father, pay thee plenteously. Shaksp. ness ; completeness.
God created the great whales and each PLE’NARY. adj. [from plenus, Latin.] Soul living, each that crept, which plenteously, Full ; complete.
The waters generated,
Milton. I am far from denying that compliance on my God proves us in this life, that he may the part, for plenary consent it was not, to his des more plentcously reward us in the next. Wake. struction
King Charles. PLE'NTEOUSNESS. n. s. [from plenteous. ] The cause is made a plenary cause. Aylife. Abundance; fertility; plenty.
A treatise on a subject should be plenary or full, so that nothing may be wanting, nothing
The seven years of plenteousness in Egypt were ended.
Genesir. which is proper omitted.
Watts. PLENARY. n.s. Decisive procedure.
PLE'NTIFUL. adj. (plenty and full.] CoInstitution without induction does not make a
pions; abundant; exuberant; fruitful.
This is rather used in prose than plenplenary against the king, where he has a title to present.
Aylife. PLENILU'NARY. adj. [from plenilunium,
To Amalthea he gave a country, bending like
a horn; whence the tale of Amalthea's plentiful Lat.) Relating to the full moon.
Raleigh. If we add the two Egyptian days in every month, the interlunary and plenilunary exemp
He that is plentiful in expences, will hardly be preserved from decay.
Bacon. tions, there would arise above an hundred more.
It it be a long winter it is commonly a more
Brown. PLE’NIPOTENCE. n. s. [from plenus and
When they had a plintiful harvest, the farmer potentia, Lat.] Fulness of power,
had hardly any corn.
L'Estrange. PLE'NIPOTENT, adj. [plenipotens, Latin.] Alcibiades was a young man of noble birth, Invested with full power.
exceilent education, and a plentiful fortune. My substitutes I send you, and create
Swift. Plenipoter: on earth, of matchless might
PLE'NTIFULLY. adv. [from plentiful.] Issuing from me
Milton. Cupiously; abundantly.
They were not multiplied before, but they PLEU’RISY. n. s. [7 Aevgitici pleuresie, were at that time plentiful y encreased. Brown. Fr. pleuritis, Lat.) An inflammation of Bern is plentifully furnished with water, there
the pleura, though it is hardly distipbeing a great multitude of fountains. Addison. PLE'NTIFULNESS. n. s. (from plentiful.]
guishable from an inflammation of any The state of being plentiful ; abun
other part of the breast, which are all dance ; fertility,
from the same cause, a stagnated blood; PLE'NTY. n. s. [from plénus, Lat. full.]
and are to be remedied by evacuation, 1. Abundance; such a quantity as is more
suppuration, or expectoration, or all tothan enough.
Quinc Peace, Dear nurse of arts, plenties and joyful birth.
PLEUʻritica. } adj. [from pleurig.]
Sbakspeare. 1. Diseased with a pleurisy. What makes land, as well as other things, The viscous matter, which lies like leather dear, is plenty of buyers, and but few sellers; and upon the extravasated blood of pleuritick people, so plenty of sellers, and few buyers, makes land may be dissolved by a due degree of heat. cheap. Locke.
Arbuthnote 2. Fruitfulness; exuberance.
2. Denoting a pleurisy. The teeming clouds
His blood was pleuritical, it had neither colour Descend in gladsome plenty o'er the world. nor consistence.
Wisezsan. Thomson. PLI’ABLE. adj. (pliable, from plier, Fr. 3. It is used, I think barbarously, for to bend.] plentiful.
1. Easy to be bent; flexible. To grass with thy calves
Though an act be never so sinful, they wil Where water is plenty.
Tusser. strip it of its guilt, and make the very law sa If reason were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason on compulsion.
pliable and bending, that it shall be impossible to be broke.
Seadb. Sbakspeare. Whether the different motions of the anima 4. A state in which enough is had and en- spirits may have any effect on the mould of the joyed.
face, when the lineaments are plieble and tender, Ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and
I shall leave to the curious.
Addison praise the Lord.
Focl. 2. Flexible of disposition ; easy to be per. Whose grievance is satiety of ease,
suaded. Freedom their pain, and plenty their disease. Pli’ABLENESS. n. s. [from pliable.]
1. Flexibility; easiness to be bent. mus, Lat.) A figure of rhetorick, by which more words are used than are
God's preventing graces, which have chos
fitted the soil for the kindly seeds-time, planted necessary.
pliableness, humility in the heart. Hannas
. PLESH. n. s. (A word used by Spenser Compare the ingenuous pliableness to virtuos instead of plasb, for the convenience of
counsels in youth, as it comes fresh one of the rhyme.) A puddle; a boggy marsh.
hands of nature, with the confirmed obstinacy in Out of the wound the red blood flowed fresh,
most sorts of sin, that is to be found in an aged sinner.
Sonté. That underneath his feet soon made a purple plesb.
. Pur'ancy. n.s. (from pliant.] Easiness PLEʻTHORA.n. s.'[from wg Iwpa. The to be bent.
state in which the vessels are fuller of Had not exercise been necessary, nature would humours than is agreeable to a natural
not have given such an activity to the limbs, and state or health ; arises either from a di.
such a pliancy to every part, as produces those minution of some natural evacuations,
compressions and extensions necessary for the preservation of such a system.
Addiske or from debauch and feeding higher or PLI'ANT. adj. (pliant, Fr.] more in quantity than the ordinary powers of the viscera can digest : eva.
1. Bending ; tough ; 'filexile ; Alexible ;
lithe ; limber. cuations and exercise are its remedies. The diseases of the Auids are a pletbora, or too
An anatomist promised to dissect a woman's
tongue, and examine whether the fibres may not great abundance of laudablc juices. Arbuthnot. be made up of a tiner and more pliant thread.
Spectator . Having a full habit.
2. Easy to take a form. The fuids, as they consist of spirit, water, salts,
Particles of heav'nly fire, oil, and terrestrial parts, differ according to the
Or earth but new divided from ihe sky, redundance of the whole or of any of these; and
And pliant still retain'd th' etherial energy. therefore the plethorick are phlegmatick, oily, sa
Prides line, earthy, or dry.
As the wax melts that to the flame I hold, Arbutbnot.
Pliant and warm may still her heart remain, Ple'THORY. n. s. (pletborie, Fr. from man Soft to the print, but ne'er turn hard again. Swpa.] Fulness of habit.
Granville In too great repletion, the elastick force of the 3. Easily complying. tube throws the Huid with too great a force, and In languages the tongue is more pliant to al subjects the animal to the diseases depending sounds, the joints more supple to all feats of acupon a pletbory.
Arbutbnot. tivity, in youth than afterwards. Baces. PLE'vin. n. s. (pleuvine, Fr. plevina, law
Those, who bore bulwarks on their backs, Lat.] In law, a warrant or assurance.
Now practise ev'ry pliant gesture, See REPLEVIN,
Op’ning their trunk for ev'ry tester.
Swifh Dict. 4. Easily persuaded.