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ROOTEDLY. adv. (from rooted.] Deeply ;

The contents separated from it are sometimes - strongly:

ropy, and sometimes only a grey and mealy, licht They all do hate him as rootedly as I: Sbaksp. ROʻQUELAURE. n.6. [French.] A cloak


Blackmore. Roo'ty. adj. [from root.] Full of roots.


for men.

Within the roquelaure's clasp thy hands are ROPE. n. s. (nap, Sax. roep, roop, Dut.]


Gay. 1. A cord; a string; a halter ; a cable;


RORA'TION. n. s. [roris, Latin.] A falla halser.

ing of dew.

Thou drunken slave, I sent thee for a rope, Ro'rid, adj. [rori.lus, Latin.) Dewy.
And told thee to what purpose. Sbakspeare.

A vehicle conveys it through less accessible
An anchor let down by a rope, makoth a sound;

cavities into the liver, from thence into the veins, and yet the rope is no solid body, whereby the

ard so in a rorid substance through the capillary sound can ascend.


Who would not guess there might be hopes,
The fear of gallowses and ropes

Rori'FEROUS. ed. Cras and fero, Latin. ]
Before their eyes, mighe reconcile

Producing dew.

Dict. Their animosities a while.

Hudibras. Rori'FLUENT. adj. [ros and fluo, Latin.) . Hang yourself up in a true rope, that there Flowing with dew.

Dict. may appear no trick in it.


RO'SARY. n. s. (rosarium, Lat.) A bunch 2. Any row of things depending: as, a

of beads, on which the Romanists num

ber their prayers. I cannot but confess myself mightily surpriz

No rosary this votress needs, ed, that, in a book, which was to provide cliains

Her yery syllables are beads. Cleavelond. for all mankind, I should find nothing but a rope

Every day propound to yourself a rosary or a of sand.


chaplet of good works, to present to God at night, To ROPE. v. n. [from the noun.] To

Taylor. draw out into viscosities; to concrete Ro'scid. adj. [roscidus, Latin.] Dewy; into glutinous filaments.

ahounding with dew; consisting of dew. Such bodies partly follow the touch of another

Wine is to be forborn in consumptions, for body, and partly stick to themselves; and there

the spirits of wine prey upon the roscid juice of fore rope and draw themselves into threads; as

the body.

Bacon pitch, glue, and birdlime.

Bacon, The ends of rainbows fall more upon one kind In this close Vessel place the earth accurs'd,

of earth than upon another; for that earth is But till d briniful with wholesome water first,

most rossid.

Bacomia Tlæn run it through, the drops will rope around. ROSE. n. s. [rose, Fr. rosa, Latin.] A

Dryden. RO'PEDANCER. n. s. [rope and dancer.]

flower. An artist who dances on a rope.

The flower of the re-e is composed of several

leaves, which are placed circularly, and expand Salvian, amongst publick shews, mentions the

in a beautiful order, whose leafy flower-cup afterPetaminarii; probably derived from the Greck

ward becomes a roundish or oblong fleshy fruit TIT103.76, to fly, and may refer to such kind of

inclosing several angular hairy seeds; to which ropedancers.

Wilkins. Statius, posted on the highest of the two sum

may be added, it is a weak pithy shrub, for the

most part be set with prickles, and hath pinnated mits, tire people regarded with terror , as they

leaves: the species are, 1. The wild briar, dog look upon a daring repedancer, whom they expect

rose, or hep-tree. 2. Wild briar or dog rose, to fall every moment.


with large prickly heps. 3. The greater English Nic hourced up with a spring cqual to that of

apple-bcazing rose. 4. The dwarf wild Burnetone of your nimblest tumblers or ropedancers, and

leaved rose. 5. The dwarf wild Burnet-leaved fell toul upon John Bull, to snatch the cudgel he

rose, with variegated leaves.

6. The striped had in his hand.


Scotch rose,

7. The sweet briar or eglantine. Ro'PEMAKER, or Roper. 11. s. (rope and 8. Sweet briar, with a double tower. All the

maker.) One who makes ropes to sell. other sorts of roses are originally of foreign The rope maker hear me witness,

growth, but are hardy enough to endure the cold That I was sent for nothing but a rope. Shaksp. of our climate in the open air, and produce beauRo’pery, n. s. [from rope.] Rogue's tiful and fragrant flowers.

Miller. tricks. See ROPETRICK.

Make use of thy salt hours, season the slaves What saucy merchant was this, that was so full

For tubs and baths, bring down the rese cheek'd of his ropery?



To th'tub fast and the diet. RO'PETRICK. n. s. [rope and trick.] Pro.


Patience, thou young and rose lipp'd cherubin, bably rogue's tricks; tricks that deserve

Slakspeare. the halter.

Here without thorn the rese. 1:lton. She may perhaps call him half a score knaves, This way of procuring autumnal roses will, in or so: an' he begin once, he'll rail in his ropetricks. most rose bushes fail; in some good bearers, it

will succeed.

Boyle. Roʻpiness. n. s. [from ropy.) Viscosity ; For her th' unfading rose of Eden blooms. glutinosness.

Pope. Ro'py. adj. [from rope.] Viscous; tena.

To speak under the Ro.E. To speak any cious; glutinous.

thing with safety, so as not afterward to Ask for what price thy venal tongue was sold;

be discovered. Tough, wither'd truffles, ropy wine, a dish

By desiring a secrecy to words spoke under the Of shotten herrings, or stale stinking fish. Dryd. Tose, we mean, in society and computation, from Take care

che ancient custom in symposinck meetings, to Thy muddy bev'rage to serene, and drive

wear chaplets of roses about their heads. Brown. Precipitant che baser ropy lees. Philips, Rose.

The pret, of rise,

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Eve rose and went forth 'mong her lovers. RO'sine. adj. [from rasin.] Resembling

Milton. rosin. The example should perhaps be RO'SEATE. adj. (rasat, Fr. from rose.] rosselly. See ROSSEL. 1. Rosy; full of roses.

The best soil is that upon a sandy zravel I come, ye ghosts! prepare your roseate bow'rs, rosity sand.

Team Celestial palms and ever blooming flow'ss. Pope. ROʻSSEL. 8. s. 2. Blooming, fragrant, purple, as a rose. A true rossel or light land, whether white or Here pride has struck her lofty sail

black, is what they are usually planted in. That roam'd the world around;

Martiar. Here roseate beauty cold and pale

RO'SSELLY. adj. [from rossel.] Has left the pow'r to wound.


In Essex, moory land is thought to be the RO'SED. adj. (from the noun.] Crimson- n.ost proper; that which I have observed to be ed; flushed.

the best soil is a rosseíz top, and a brick eartby Can you blame her, being a maid yet rosed bottom.

Mortimer. over with the virgin crimson of modesty, if she RO'STRATED. adj. (rostratus, Latin.) A. deny the appearance of a naked blind boy? dorned with beaks of ships.

Sbakspeare. He brought to Italy an hundred and ten ris ROSE-MALLOW. n.s. A plant larger than trated gallies of the fleet of Mithridates. the common mallow.. Miller.

Arbatbuat. RoʻSEMARY. K. s. (rosemarinus, Latin.) A ROʻSTRUM. n. s. (Latin.]

s verticillate plant.

Miller. 1. The beak of a bird, Bedlam beggars, with roaring voices, 2. The beak of a ship. Strike in their numb'd and mortify'd bare arms 3. The scaffold wbence orators harangued. Pins, wooden pricks, nails, sprigs of rosemary; Vespasian erected a column in Rome, upon And with this horrible object, from low farms, whose top was the prow of a ship, in Latin :Inforce their charity.

Sbakspeare. trum, which gave name to the common pleading Around their cell

place in Rome, where orations were made, being Set rows of rosemary with flowering stem. Dryd. built of the prows of those ships of Antiun,

Rosemary is small, but a very odoriferous which the Romans overthrex. Peachers shrub; the principal use of it is to perfume Myself shall mount the rostrum in his favour, chambers, and in decoctions for washing. And strive to gain his pardon from the peuple.

The neighbours

4. The pipe which conveys the distilling Follow'd with wistful look the damsel bier,

liquor into its receiver in the common Sprigg'd rosemary the lads and lasses bore. Gay. ROSE-NOBLE.n.s. An English gold coin,

alembicks; also a crooked scissars, wbich in value anciently sixteen shillings.

the surgeons use in some cases for the

dilatation of wounds. The succeeding kings coined rose-nobles and

Quincy. double rose-nobles, the great sovereigns with the Roʻsy. adj. (roseus, Latin.) Resembling same inscription, Jesus ardem transiens per me- a rose in bloom, beauty, colour, or fra. dium eorum ibat.


grance. ROʻSEWATER. n. s. (rose and water.] When the rosy fing'red morning fair, Water distilled from roses.

Weary of aged Tithen's saffron bed, Attend him with a silver bason

Had spred her purple robe through dewy air. Full of rosewater. Sbakspears.

Sparser. His drink should be cooling; as fountain va.

A smile that glow'd tes with rosewater and sugar of roses. Wiseman. Cælestial rosy red, love's proper hue. Miites

Fairest blossom! do not sight Ro'ser. n. s. (from rose.] A red colour

That age, which you may know so soon; for painters.

The rosy morn resigns her light, Grind ceruss with a weak water of gum-lake, And milder glory to the noon. Waler. roset, and vermillion, which maketh it a fair car

As Thessalian steeds the race adorn, nation.


So rosy colour'd Helen is the pride
Rossier. n. s. (rosier, Fr.) A rosebush. Of Lacedemon, and of Greece beside. Drydere
Her yellow golden hair

While blooming youth and gay delight
Was trimly woven, and in tresses wrought, Sit on thy rosy cheeks confest,
Ne other tire she on her head did wear,

Thou hast, my dear, undoubted right
But crown'd with a garland of sweet rosier. To triumph o'er this destin'd breast. Prier.

Spenser. To ROT.V. n. (notan, Sax. rotter, Dut.) ROʻSIN. n. s. (properly resin ; resine, Fr. To putrify; to lose the cohesion of its resina, Latin.]

parts. 1. Inspissated turpentine ; a juice of the A man may vot even here.

Shekspora pine.

From hour to hour we ripe and ripe, The billows from the kindling prow retire,

And then from hour to hour we rot and ret. Pitch, rosin, searwood on red wings aspire.

Stadsparta Gartb. Being more nearly exposed to the air and 2. Any inspissated matter of vegetables weather, the bodies of the animals would sudthat dissolves in spirit.

denly corrupt and ret; the bones would likewise

all rot in time, except those which were secured Tea contains little of a volatile spirit; its rosin or fixed oil, which is bitter and astringent, can

by the extraordinary strength of their parts.

#ocedurare not be extracted but by rectified spirit. Arbutb. To Rot. v. a. To make putrid; to bring To Roʻsin. v. 9. (from the noun.] To to corruption. rub with rosin.

No wood shone that was cut down alire, but Bouzebeus who could sweetly sing, Or with the rosin'd bow torment the string. Gay.

such as was rotted in stock and root while a gres. Frowning Auster seeks the southern sphere, RO'TCUT. n. s. [rot and gut.] Bad beer. And rots, with endless rain, th' unwholesome They overwhelm their panch daily with a kirid year. ܪ

Dryden. of flat rotgut, we with a bitter dreggish small lia Rot.n.'s. (from the verb.)


Harvey. 1. A distemper among sheep, in which Ró'THER-NAILS. 1. s. [a corruption of their lungs are wasted.

rudder. ] Among shipwrights, nails with In an unlucky grange, the sheep died of the very full heads used for fastening the rot, the swine of the mange, and not a goose or rudder-irons of ships.

Bailey duckling throve

Ben Jonson. Ro'tten. adj. [from rot.)
The cattle must of rot and murrain die.


1. Putrid ; carious; putrescent. The wool of Ireland suffers under no defect,

Trust not to rotten planks. Sbakspeare the country being generally full-stocked with

Prosperity begins to mellow, sheep, and the soil little subject to other rots

And drop into the roiten mouth of death. Sbak. than of hunger.


O bliss-breeding sun, draw from the earth 2. Putrefaction; putrid decay.

Rotten humidity; below thy sister's orb

Infect the air.
Brandy scarce prevents the sudden rot

Sbakspeare. Of freezing nose, and quick decaying teet.

There is by invitation or excitation; as when Pbilips.

a retten apple lieth close to another apple that is ROʻTARY. adj. [rota, Latin.) Whirling

sound; or when dung, which is already putrefied, is added to other bodies.

Bacon. as a wheel.


Who brass as rotten wood; and steel no more RoʻTATED. adj. [rotatus, Latin.] Whirled Regards than reeds.

Sandys. round.

It groweth by a dead stub of a tree, and about ROTA’TION.n. s. (rotation, Fr. rotatio, Lat.]

the roots of rotten trees; and takes his juice from wood putrefied.

Bacon. 1. The act of whirling round like a wheel ;

They serewood from the rotten hedges took, the state of being so wbirled round; And seeds of latent tire from flints provoke. whirl.

Dryder Of this kind is some disposition of bodies to 2. Not firm ; not trusty. rot.tion from east to west; as the main float and Hence, rotten thing, or I shall shake thy bones retioat of the sea, by consent of the universe as Out of thy garments.

Sbakspearea part of the diurnal motion.


3. Not sound; not hard. By a kind of circulation or rotation, arts have their successive invention, perfection, and tra

They were left moiled with dirt and mire, by duction from one people to another. Hale.

reason of the deepness of the rotten way. Knollesa The axle-trees of chariots take fire by the ra

4. Fetid; stinking. pid rotation of the wheels.


You common cry of curs whose breath I hate, in the passions wild rotation tost,

As reek o'th' rotten fens.

Sbakspeare. Our spring of action to ourselves is lost. Pope. RoʻTTenness. n. s. [from rotten.] State

In fond rotation spread the spotted wing, of being rotten ; cariousness; putrefac. And shiver every feather with desire. Tbomson. tion. 2. Vicissitude of succession.

Diseas'd ventures, ROTATOR. n. s. (Latin.] That which

That play with all infirmities for gold,

Which rottenness lends nature! Sbakspeare. gives a circular motion.

If the matter stink and be oily, it is a certain This articulation is strengthened by strong sign of a rottennesse

Wiseman. muscles; on the inside by the triceps and the ROTU'ND. adj. [rotonde, Fr. rotundus, four little rotators.

Wiscman. ROTE. n. 5. (rote, old French.]

Lat.) Round; circular; spherical.

The cross figure of the christian temples is 1. A harp; a lyre. Obsolete. Wele couthe be sing, and playen on a rote.

more proper for spacious buildings than the ro

tund of the heathen; the eye is much better

Chaucer. Worthy of great Phæbus' rote,

filled at first entering the retund, but such as are

built in the form of a cross gives us a greater The triumphs of Phlegrean Jove he wrote, Variety.

Addison That all the gods admir'd his lotiy note. Spenser. ROTU'NDIFOLIOUS. adj. (rotundus and 2. (routine, Fr.] Words utiered by mere memory without meaning; memory

folium, Latin.] Having round leaves.

of words without comprehension up the

ROTU'NDITY. n. s. (rotunditas, Latin ;

rotondité, French ; from rotund.) First rehearse this song by rote,

1. Roundness; sphericity ; circularity. To each word a warbling note. Sbakspeare.

Thou, all-shaking thunder, Thy loved did read by rote, and could not spell.

Strike flat the thick rotundity o' th' world.

Sbakspeare. Sbakspeare. He rather saith it by rote to himself, than that

With the rotundity common to the atoms of

all fluids, there is soine difference in bulk, else he can throughly believe it.

Bacon. All this he understood by rote,

all Huids would be alike in weight. Grew. And as occasion serv'd would quote. Hudibras.

Who would part with these solid blessings, for Learn Aristotle's rules by rote,

the little fantastical pleasantness of a smooth And at all hazards boldly quote.


convexity and rotundity of a globe ? Bentley To ROTE. v.a. [from the poun.]

2. Circularity To

Rotundity is an emblem of eternity, that has fix in the memory, without informing neither beginning nor end,

Addison. the understanding

ROTU'NDO. n. s. (rotondo, Ital.) A buildSpeak to the people Words roted in your tongue; bastards and syllaa

ing formed round both in the inside and bies

outside, such as the pantheon at Rome. Of no allowance to your boson's truck. Sbaksp.

Trovouka, VOL. III,



TO ROVE. v. n. [roffver, Danish, to Hippocrates seldom mentions the dose of his

range for plunder.] Tó ramble; to medicines, which is somewhat surprising, because range; to wander.

his purgatives are generally very rouge and strong

Artuibel, Thou'st years upon thee, and thou art too fult 6. Harsh to the mind; severe. Of the wars surleits, to go rove with one That's yet unbruis'd.


Kind words prevent a good deal of that pere Faultless thou dropt from his unerring skill, verseness, which rougb and imperious usage oftea


poduces in generous minds.
With the bare power to sin, since free of will;
Yet charge not with thy guilt his bouncevus love, 7. Hard featured; not delicate.
For who has power to walk, has power to yove. A ropy chain of rheums, a visage rozeb,

Arbuthnot. Deformid, unfeatur 'd, and a skin of buif. Drie If we indulge the frequent rise and reving of 8. Not polished; not finished by art : asa passions, we thereby procure an unattentive ha- a rough diamond. bit.

W'atts. I view'd th' effects of that disasi rous flame,

9. Terrible, dreadfui.

Before the cloudy van, Which, kindled by th' impenous queen of love,

On the rough edge of battle ere it join'd, Constrain'd me from my native realm to rove.

Satan advanc'd.

Pope. To Rove.w. a. To wander over.

10. Rugged; disordered in appearance ; Roving the field, I chanc'd A goodly tree far distant to behold,

Rough from the tossing surge Ulysses mas Loaden with fruit of fairest colours. Milion.

Urg'd on by want, and recent from the storms, Cloacina, as the town she rov'd,

The brackish ooze his manly grace deforms. A mortal scavenger she saw, she lov'd. Gay. Ro'VER. n. s. (from rove.]

11. Tempestuous ; stormy; boisterous. 1. A wanderer ; a ranger.

Come what come may, 2. A fickle inconstant man.

Time and the hour run through the respbert ist.

Souzéspeare. 3. A robber; a pirate.

To Rou'GHCAST. v. 0. [rougb and cost.) This is the case of rovers by land, as some can- 1. To mould without nicely or elegance; tons in Arabia.

Bacon. At Rovers. Without any particular

to form with asperities and inequalitiči. aim.

Nor bodily, nor ghostly negro could

Rougheast thy figure in a sadder mould. Chezo. Nature shoots not at rovers: even inanimates, though they know not their perfection, yet are

2. To form any thing in its first ruci.

ments. they not carried on by a blind unguided impetus; but that, which directs them, knot's it. Claro. In merriment they were first practised, and Providence never shoots at rovars: there is an

this ruwhuist unhen poetry was instead of stage arrow that fiies by night as well as by day, and

plays for one hundred and ewenty years. Dryć. God is the person that shoots it. *South. ROU CHCAST. n. s. (rough and cast.]

Men of great reading show their talents on the 1. A rude model; a form in its rudi. meanest subjects; this is a kind of shooting at


The whole piece seems rather a loose model ROUGE. R. s. (rouge, Fr.) Red paint.

and rougbcast of whiat I desigu to du, than a ROUGH. adj. [hruh, hrunge, Saxon; compleat work. rouw, Dutch]

2. A kind of plaster mixed with pebbles, 1. Not smooth ; rugged; having inequa- or by some other cause very uneven on lities on the surface.

the surface. The fiend

Some man must present a wall; and let hos O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense have some plaster, lome, or roagbsest about it or rare,

to signify wall.

Share Pursues his way.

Milton. Rou'GIDRAUCHT.
Were the mountains taken all away, the re-

a. s. (round and maining parts would be more unequal than the draufkr.) A draught in its rudiments; rougbest sea; whereas the face of the earth a sketch. should resemble that of the calmest sea, if srill

Mv elder brothers came in the form of its first mass.


Rerrgådr.volts of nature, ill design'd and lare, 2. Austere to the taste : as, rough wine.

Bloin off," he blossoms, never made to bar; 3. Harsh to the ear.

Till I came finishd, her last labour'd care. Most by the numbers judge a poet's song,

Dryere. And smooth or rouge with them is right or wrong.

TROU'GHDRAW. v.a. [rough and drea) Pope

To trace coarsely. 4. Rugged of temper; inelegant of man. His victorie: re scarce could keep ia nies, ners ; not soft; coarse; not civil; se

Or polish 'em so fast, as he rezgluter. Ind. vere ; not mild; rude.

To Rou'GHEN. v.a. [from rugs.] To A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough,

make rough. A wolf; nay worse, a fellow all in buff. Sbaksp. Such difference there is in congues, that the

Strait with a band of soldiers tali and rough same figure, wilich rosgbers one, gnes maestro On him he seizes.

Cowley. another; and that was it whica Vargal st. sed The booby Phaon only was unkind,

in his verses A surly boat man rugb as seas and wind. Prior. Ah! where must neede poet seek for nd. s. Not gentle; not proceeding by easy When dust and rain as once his cost mode? operation.

His only coat; mben dust confus'd with rain, He gave not the king cime to prosecute that Resgbers the nap, and leaves : mingled . gracious method, but iurced him to a quicker and roubar remedy,

Clarorden. T Rou'Ches. 9. * To grow rough:



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The broken landskip,

The Swedes, Danes, Germans, and Dutch atAscending, rougheys into rigid hills. Thomson. tain to the pronunciation of our words with ease, To ROUGHHEW.V.A. (rough and bew.]

because our syllables resemble theirs in rougbTo give to any thing the first appear.

ness and frequency of consonants. Swift. ance of form.

5. Ruggedness of temper ; coarseness of There's a divinity that shapes our ends,

manners ; tendency to rudeness; coarseRougbber them how we will. Sbakspeare.

ness of behaviour and address. The whole world, without art and dress,

Rouglmess is a needless cause of discontent; Would be but one great wilderness,

severity breedeth fear; but roughness breedeth And mankind but a savage herd,

hate: even reproofs from authority ought to be For all that nature has conferra:

grave and not taunting.

Bacon. This does but rouge bew and design,

When our minds eyes are disengag'd, Leaves art io polish and retine. Hudibras.

They quicken sloch, perplexities unty, Rou'ghhewn. particip. adj.

Make roughness smooth, and hardness mollify.

Denbam. 1. Rugged ; unpolished; uncivil; unre. finest,

Roughness of temper is apt to discountenance the timorous or modest.

Addison. A rough bewun seaman, being brought before a justice for some misdemeanour, was by him or

6. Absence of delicacy. dered away to prison ; and would not stir; say

Should feasting and balls once get amongst ing, it was better to stand where he was, iban

the cantons, their military roughness would be go to a worse place.

quickly lost, their tempers would grow too soft Bacon. for their climate.

Addisona 2. Not yet nicely finished. I hope to obtain a candid construction of this

7. Severity; violence of discipline. rougbbewn ill-timber'd discourse. Howel. 8. Violence of operation in medicines. Rou'Ghly. adv. (from rough.]

9. Unpolished or unfinished state. 1. With uneven surface; with asperities

10. Inelegance of dress or appearance. on the surface.

11. Tempestuousness; storininess. 2. Harshly; uncivilly ; redely.

12. Coarseness of features. Ne Mummon would there let him long re

ROUGH-FOOTED. adj. [from rough and main,

foot.] Feather-footed. For terror of the torments manifold,

ROUGHT. old pret. of reach. [commonly In which the damned souls he did behold,

written by Spenser raught.] Reached. But roughly hin bespake.

Rebul'd, and roughly sent to prison,

The moon was a month old, when Adam was

no more, 'Th'immediate heir of England! was this easy! And rought not to five weeks, when he came to


Sbakspeare. 3. Severely; without tenderness.

To Rou'GHWORK. v.a. [rough and work.] Some friends of vice pretend, That I the tricks of youth too roughly blame.

To work coarsely over without the least Dryden.

nicety. 4. Austerely to the taste.

Thus you must continue, till you have roughe 5. Boisterously; tempestuously.

wrought all your work from end to end. Maxon. 6. Harshly to the ear.

ROU'NCEVAL. n. S. (from Rouncesval, a Rou'GHNESS. n. s. [from rough.]

town at the foot of the Pyrenees.] See 1. Superficial asperity; unevenness of sur

PEA, of which it is a species.

Dig garden, face.

And set as a daintie thy runcival pease. Tusser. The little roghnesses or other inequalities of the leather against the cavity of the cylinder, ROUND. adj. (rond, Fr. rondo, Ital. rund, now and then put a stop to the descent or ascent

Dut, rotundus, Lat.] of the sucker.

Boyle. 1. Cylindrical. While the steep horrid roughness of the wood Hollow engines long and round thick ram'd. Str.ves with the gentle calmness of the flood.

Milton. Denbam. When the diamond is not only found, but the

2. Circular.

The queen of night roughness smoothed, cut into a form, and set in gold, then we cannot but acknowledge, that it is

In her increasing hornes, doth rounder grow, the perfect work of art and nature.

Till full and perfect she appeare in show.

Brown. Such a persuasion as this well fixed, will smooth all the roughness of the way that leads to happie

His pond'rous shield large and round behind him.

Milton. ness, and render all the conflicts with our lusts pleasing.


3. Spherical ; orbicular. 2. Austereness to the taste.

The outside bare of this round world. Milt. Divers plants contain a grateful sharpness, as

4. [rotundo ore, Lat.] Smooth ; without lemons; or an austere and inconcocted rough

defect in sound. ness, as sloes.


In his satyrs Horace is quick, round, and pleae. 3. Taste of astringency.

sant, and bas nothing so biiter, so not so good as A tobacco-pipe broke in my mouth, and the


Peacham. spitting out the pieces left such a delicious rougbe

His style, though round and comprehensive, ness on my tongue, that I champed up the re

was incumbred sometimes by parentheses, and maining part.


became difficult to vulgar understandings. Fell. 4. Harshness to the ear.

5. Whole ; not broken. In the roughness of the numbers and cadences

Pliny put a round number near the truth, ra. of this play, which was so designed, you will see

ther than a fraction.

Arbutbrof. somewhat more masterly than in any of my 6. Large ; not inconsiderable : this is former tragedies.

Pryden. . hardly used but with sum or price.



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