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want vestments.

What guards the purity of melting maids, The mass of the people have opened their

eyes, In courtly balls and midnight masquerades, and will not be governed by Chudius and Curio. Safe from the creach’rous friend, and daring

Swifi. spark,

If there is not sufficient quantity of blood and The glance by day, the whisper in the dark ? strength of circulation, it may infect the whole

Pope.
mass of the fluids.

Arbutbrot. 2. Disguise.

6. (missa, Lat.) The service of the Romish I was upon the frolick this evening, and came church. to visit thee in masquerade. Dryden's Span, Frgar, Burnished gold is that manner of gilding which Truth, of all the plainest and sincerest,

we see in old parchment and mass books, done by is forced to gain admittance in disguise, and court monks and priests; who were very expert herein us in masquerade.

Felton,

Peacbám en Draceing.

He infers, that then Luther must haine beet TO MASQUERA'DE.'v. n. (from the noun.]

unpardonably wicked in using masses for fitreen 1. To go in disguise.

years. A freak took an ass in the head, and he goes

Atterburg, into the woods, masquerading up and down in a

TO MASS. v. n. (from the noun.] To lion's skin.

L'Estrange. celebrate mass. 2. To assemble in masks.

Their massing furniture they took from the I find that our art hath not gained much by law, lest having an altar and a priest, they should the happy revival of masquerading among us.

Hooker. Swift. TO Mass. v. a. (from the noun.] It MASQUERADER. n. S. [from masquerade.] seems once to have signified to thicken; A person in a mask.

to strengthen. 'The most dangerous sort of cheats are but They feared the French might, with filling or masqueraders under the vizor of friends.

massing the house, or else by fortifying, make L'Estrange. such a piece as might annoy the haven.

Hayrrard. Mass. n. s. (masse, Fr. massa, Lat.)

MA'SSACRE. .s. (massacre, Fr. froin 1. A body; a lump; a continuous quan. tity.

mazzare, Italian.) If it were not for these principles, the bodies

1. Carnage ; slaughter ; butchery , indisof the earth, planets, comets, sun, and all things

criminate destruction. in them, would grow cold and freeze, and become

Of whom such massacre inactive masses.

Newton's Opticks.

Make they, but of their brethren, men of men. Some passing into their pores, others adhering

Milton. in lamps or masses to their outsides, so as wholly Slaughter grows murder, when it goes too far, to cover and involve it in the mass ihey together

And makes a massacre what was a war. Dryden. constituted. Woodward's Natural History. 2. Murder. 2. A large quantity.

The tyrannous and bloody act is done; Thy sumptuous buildings, and thywife's attire,

The most arch deed of piteous massacre, Have cost a mass of publick treasury. Sbaksp. That ever yet this land was guilty o. Shaise.

He discovered to me the richest mines which To Ma'SSACRE. v.a. {massacrer, Fr. from the Spaniards have, and from whence all the

the noun.) To butcher; to slaughter mass of gold that comes into Spain is drawn.

Ruleigh.

indiscriminately. He had spent a huge mass of treasure in trans- I'll find a day to massacre them all, porting his army.

Davies on Ireland. And raze their faction and their tainily. Sbakit 3. Bulk; vast body.

Christian religion, now crumbled into fraeThe Creator of the world would not have

tions, may, like dust, he irrecoverably dissipated,

if God do not countermine us, or we recover so framed so huge a mass of earth but for some rea

much sobriety as to forbear to massacre what we sanable creatures to have their habitation. dito. This army of such mass and charge,

pretend to love.

Decay of Piety. Led by a delicate and tender prince. Shakspeart.

After the miserable slaughter of the Jews át

the destruction of Jerusalein, they were scatter4. Congeries; assemblage indistinct.

ed into all corners, oppressed, and detested, and The whole knowledge of groupes, of the lights soinetimes massacred and extirpated. Atterbury. and shadows, and of those masses which Titian calls a bunch of grapes, is, in the prints of Rubens, M/SSICOT. n. s. [fr.] Ceruss calcined exposed clearly to the sight.

Dryden, by a moderate degree of fire: of this Ac distance, through an artful glass,

there are three sorts, arising from the To the mind's eye things well appear;

different degrees of tire applied in the They lose their forms, and make a mass Confus'd and black, if brought too near. Prior.

operation. White massicot is of a yel. Where lowers grow, the ground at a distance

lowish white, and is that which has re. seems covered with them, and we must walk into ceived the least calcination; yellow it before we can diaringuish the several weeds massicat has received more, and gold co. that spring up in such a beautiful mass of co- loured massicot still more. Trevoux. lours.

Addison.

MA'SSINESS. s. Gross body; the general; the bulk.

21. s. [from massy, mas.

MA'SSIVENESS. S sive.] Weight; bulk; Comets have power over the gross and mass of things; but they are rather gazed upon than

ponderousness. wisely observed in their effects. Bacon.

It was more notorious for the daintiness of the Where'er thou art, he is; th' eternal inind

provision served in it, than for the massiness of Acts through all places; is to none confin'd:

the dish.

Hokewill Fiils ocean, earth, and air, and all abore,

MA’SSIVE. adj. (massif, Fr.] Heavy; Aid turough the universal nors does move.

MA'SSY. weighty ; ponderous : Dryder. bulky; continuous.

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If you would hurt,

An orator, who had undertaken to make a Poursvords are now too miassy for your strength, panegyrick on Alexander the Great, and who And will not be uputed. Sbudspeare's Tempest. had employed the strongest figures of his rheto

Perhaps these few stones and sling, used with ric in the praise of Bucephalus, would do quite incation of the Lord of Hosts, may counter. the contrary to that which was expected from rail the massive armour of the uncircunacised him; because it would be believed, that he raPilisune. Government of the Tongue.

ther took the horse for his subject than the masNo sideboards then with gilded plate were

Dryden. press d,

4. A lord ; a ruler. No sweating slaves with massive dishes dress'd. Wisdon and virtue are the proper qualifica

Dryden. cions in the master of a house. Guardian. The more gross and massive parts of the ter- There Cæsar, grac'd with both Minervas, restrial globe, the strata of stone, ove their or

shone, der to the deluge.

Woodcvard. Cæsar the world's great master and his own. If these laquets or glasses were so thick and

Pope. messy that no light could get through them, I

Excuse question no: but that they would, like all other The pride of royal blood that checks my soul : op-que bodies, appear of one and the same co- You know, alas! I was not born to kneel, lour in all positions of the eye.,

Nervion. To sue for pity, and to own a master.
Th'intrepid Theban hears the bursting sky, s. Chief; licad.
Sees yawning rocks in mossy fragments fiy,

Chief master-gunner am I of this town,
And views astonish'd from the hills afar,

Something I must do to procure me grace. The foods descending, and the wat'ry war. Pope.

Sbakspeare. MAST. 7. s. (nast, mat, Fr. majt, Sax.] As a wise master-builder I have laid the foun1. The beam or post raised above the ves- dation, and another buildeth thereon. sel, to which the sail is fixed.

1 Corinthians. Ten zasts attach'd make not the altitude,

The best sets are the heads got from the very That thou hast perpendicularly fallen. Sbudsp.

tops of the root; the next are the runners, which He dropp'd his anchors, and his oars he ply'd;

spread from the master roots. Mortimer. Fuld every sail, and drawing down the mast,

6. Possessor. His vessel moor'd.

Dryden.

When I have thus made myself master of a 1. The fruit of the oak and beach. It'lias hundred thousand drachms, I shall naturally sec in this sense no plural termination.

myself on the foot of a prince, and will demand

the grand vizir's daughter in marriage. Addison. The vaks bear nast, the briars scarlet hips : The bounteous housewife, nature, on each bush

The duke of Savoy may make himself mester

of the French dominions on the other side of Lays her full mess before you. Staispeare.

the Rhone.

Addison. Trees that bear mast, and nuts, are more lasi.ne than those that bear fruits; as oaks and 7. Commander of a trading ship. beeches last longer than apples and pears. Bacon. An unhappy master is he that is made cunning

When sheep fed like men upon acorns, a by many shipwrecks; a miserable merchani, shepherd drove his flock into a little oak wood, that is neither rich nor wise, but after some and up he went to shake them down some mast. bankrouts.

Ascham's Schoolmaster. L'Estrange. A sailor's wife had chesnuts in her lap; The breaking down an old frame of govern. Her husband's to Aleppo gone master o'th' szent, and erecting a new, seeins like the cutting

Tyger.

Shakspeare. down an old oak and planting a young one: it is 8. One uncontrouled. true, che grandcon inay enjoy the shade and the

Let ev'ry man be master of his time rast, but the planter, besides the pleasure of

Till seven at night.

Sbakspeare. un agination, has no other benefits. Temple.

Great, and increasing; but by sea Woad ring dolphins o'er the palace glide;

He is an absolute master.

Shakspeare. On leaves and wait of mighty oaks they brouze, And their broad fins entangle in the boughs.

9. An appellation of respect. Dryden. Master doctor, you have brought those drugs.

Shakspeare. MASTED. adj. [from mest.) Furnished

Stand by, my masters, bring him near the king. with mists.

Sbakspeare. MA'STER. n.s. (meester, Dutch ; mais, Masters, play here, I will content your pains, tre, Fs. magister, Lat.)

Something that's brief; and bid good morrow. 1. One who has servants : opposed to man

Sbakspeare. or servant.

10. A young gentleinan. But now I was the lord

If gaming does an aged sire entice, Of this fair mansion, master of my servants,

Then my young master swittly learns the vice. Queen o'er myself; and even now, but now,

Dryden. This house, these servants, and this same myself.

Master lay with his bedchamber towards the Are yours, my lord.

Shakspeare.

south sun; miss lodg'd in a garret, exposed to Take up thy master.

Sbakspeare.
the north wind.

Arbuthnot. My lord Bassanio gave his ring away

Where there are little masters and misses in a Unto the judge that beggd it;

house, they are impediments to the diversions of The boy, his clerk, begg'd mine,,

the servants; the remedy is to bribe them, that And neither man nor master would take aught they may not tell tales.

Swift. But the two rings

Shakspeare. 11. One who teaches; a teacher : corre, 2. A director ; a governour.

lative to scholar or learner. If thou be made the master of a feast, be among Very few men are wise by their own counsel, them as one of the rest. Ecclesiasticus.

or learned by their own teaching; for he that O thou, my friend, my genius, come along, Thou naaster of the poet, and the song.

was only taught by himself had a tool to his mase Pope.

Ben Jonson. 3. Owner; proprietor ; with the idea of To the Jews join the Egyptians, the first maso governing

ters of learning.

South.

ter.

13, A title of dignity in the universities : MASTER DOM. n. s: [from master.] Do

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Masters and teachers should not raise diffi- sible sinew in a horse's body; this oftentimes is culties to their scholars; but smooth their way, relaxed or restrained. Farrier's Dictionary. and help them forwards.

Locke. MASTER-STRING. N, s. Principal string. 12. A nian eminently skilful in practice

He touch'd me or science.

Ev'n on the tender's point; the master-string, The great mocking master mock'd not then, That makes most harmony or discord to me. When he said, Truth was buried here below. I own the glorious subject fires my breast. Rowe.

Davies. MASTER-STROKE. n. s. Capital per Spenser and Fairfax, great misters of our lan- forniance. guage, saw much farther into the beautics of our

Ye skilful masters of Machaon's race, numbers than those who followed. Dryden. U'ho nature's mazy intricacies trace; A man must not only be able to judge of

Tell how your search has here eluded been, words and style, but he must be a inister of

How oft amaz'd and ra:isli'd you have seen then too; he must perfectly understand his au- The conduct, prudence, and stupendous art, thor's tongue, and absolutely command his own.

And master-strokes in each mechanic part. Dryden.

Blackmore. He that does not pretend to painting, is not MASTER-TEETH. 1. s. The principal touched at the commendation of a master in that profession.

Collier.

teeth. No care is taken to improve young men in

Some living creatures have their master-terti their own language, that they may thoroughly

indented one within another like saws; as lions understand, and be masters of it. Locke.

and dogs.

Bac007.

minion; rule. Not in as, master

You shall put TO MA'STER. V. a. [from the noun.]

This night's great business into my dispatch, 1. To be a master to; to rule; to govern. Which shall to all our nights and days to come Av, good faith,

Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom. Shah And rather father thec, ilian master thee, Shaks. MA'STERLESS. adj. [from master. ) 2. To conquer ; to overpower ; to sub

1. Wanting a master or owner. due.

When all was past he took his forlorn weed, Thrice blessed they that master so their blood, His silver shield now idle masterless. F. Queurs To undergo such maiden pilgrimage. Sbaksp.

The foul opinion The princes of Germany did not think him sent You had of her pure honour, gains, or loses, to command the empire, who was neither able Your sword or mine; cr masterless leaves boch to rule his insolent subjects in England, nor mas- To who shall find them.

Sbakspearls ter his rebellious people of Ireland. Davies. Then comes soine third party, that masters

2. Ungoverned ; unsubdued. both plaintiff and defendant, and carries away

MA'STERLY. adv. With the skill of a the booty.

L'Estrange

master. Honour burns in me, not so fiercely bright,

Thou dost speak masterlys But pale as fires when master'd by the light. Young though thou art. Sbakspeare.

Dryden. I read a book; I think it very masterly written. Obstinacy and wilful neglects must be mus

Swift tered, even though it cost blows.

Locke. MASTERLINESS. n. s. (from mastera. 1 A man can no more justly make use of an

Eminent skill. other's necessity, than he that has more strength can seize upon a veaker, master him to his obe- MA'STERLY. adj. [from moster.] dience, and, with a dagger at his throat, ofier 1. Suitable to a master; artful; skilful. him death or slavery.

Locke. As for the warinth of fancy, the masterly fiThe reformation of an habitual sinner is a gures, and the copiousness of imagination, he has work of time and patience; evil custonis must

exceeded all others.

Dryden. be mastered and subsued by degrees. Calamy.

That clearer strokes of masterly design, 3. To execute with skill.

Of wise contrivance, and ot judgment shine, I do not take myself to be so perfect in the

In all the parts of nature, we assert, transactions and privileges of Bohemia, as to be

Than in the brighisest works of human art.

Blactore. fis to handle that part : and I will not offer at that I cannot master.

Bacon.

A man either discovers new beauties, or reMASTER-HAND. n. s. The hand of a man

ceives stronger impressions from the masterly

strokes of a great author every time he peruses eminently skilfuli

him.

Addison Musick resembles poetry; in each

2. Imperious; with the sway of a master. Are nameless graces which no methods teach, And which a master-band alone can reach.

Ś MASTERPIECE. n. š. (master and piece.] Pops.

1. Capital performance; any thing done MASTER-JEST. n. s. Principal jest.

or made with extraordinary skili. Who shall break the masterajest,

This is the masterpiece, and most excellent And what, and how, upon the rest? Hildibras. part of the work of reformation, and is worthy

of his majesty.

Daviesa MASTER-KEYin.s. The key which opens

'Tis done; and 'awas my masterpiece, to work many locks, of which the subordinate

My safety, 'twixt two dangerous extremes: keys open each only one.

Scylla and Charybdis.

Denkan's Sopby. This master-key

Let those consider this who look upon it as a Frees every lock, and leads us to his person. piece of art, and the masterpiece of conversation,

Dryden. to deceive, and make a prey of a credulous and MASTER-SINEW. n. s.

well-meaning honesty.

Sowis. The master-sinew is a large sinew that sur- This wond'rous masterpiece I fain would see; rounds the hough, and divides it from the bone This fatal Helen, who cai wars inspire. Dryden. by a hollow place, where the wind-galls are The tifteenth is the masterpies of the whole usually seated, which is the largest and most via metamorphoses.

Dryden

a

a

ter.

the roots.

In the first ages, when the great souls, and into the crop or craw, and thence transferred masterpieces of human nature, were produced,

into the gizzard.

Ray

on tbe Creation, men sained by a noble simplicity of behaviour. Mastication is a necessary preparation of solid

Addison. aliment, without which there can be no good 2. Chief excellence.

digestion.

Arbuthnot. Beating up of quarters was his masterpiece. MA’STICATORY. n. s. [masticatoire, Fr.]

Clarendon. A medicine to be chewed only, not Dissimulation was his masterpiece; in which he swallowed. so much excelled, that men were not ashamed of

Remember masticatories for the mouth. Bacon. being deceived but twice by him. Clarendon.

Salivation and masticatories evacuate consideMA'STERSHIP. n. 5. (from master.] rably; salivation many pints of phlegm in a day, 1. Dominion ; rule; power.

and very much by chewing tobacco.

Floyer. 2. Superiority; pre-eminence.

MA'STICH. n. s. [mastic, French.] For Python slain he Pythian games decreed, 1. A kind of gum gathered from trees of Where noble youths for mastersbip should strive, the same name in Scio. To quoie, to run, and steeds and chariots drive.

We may apply intercipients upon the temples

Dryden. of reasticb'; frontals may also be applied. 3. Chief work.

Wiseman. Two youths of royal blood, reno.vn'd in fight, 2. A kind of mortar or cement. The mastersbip of heav'n in face and mind.

As for the small particles of brick and stone,

Dryden. the least moistness would join them together, . Skill; knowledge.

and turn them into a kind of mastich, which those You were used insects could not divide.

Addison. To say extremity was the trier of spirits; MA'sTicot. n. s. (marum, Latin.] See That when the sea was calm all boats alike

MASSICOT. Shew'd mastership in fivating. Sbakspear..

Grind your masticot with saffron in gum wa5. A title of ironical respect.

Peacbum. How now, signior Launce? what news with

Masticot is very light, because it is a very clear your masters bip.

Sbakspeare.
yellow, and very near to white.

Dryden. MASTERWORT. n. s. (master and pint, MA'Stiff. n. š. mastives, plural. [mastin, Saxon.] A plant.

Fr. mastino, Italian.) A dog of the largMasterwert is raised of seeds or runners from

est size ; a bandog; dog kept to watch

Mortimer. MA'STERY. 1.

the house. s. [maistrise, Fr. from

As savage bull, whom too fierce mastives bait, master.)

When rancour doth with rage him once engore, 1. Dominion; rule.

Forgets with wary ward them to await, If divided by mountains, they will fight for the But with his dreadful horns them drives afore. mastery of the passages of the tops, and for the

Spenser. lwns that stand upon the roots. Raleigb. When rank Thersites opes his mastif jaws, 2. Superiority ; pre-eminence.

We shall hear musick, wit, and oracle. Sbaksp. If a man strive for masteries, yet is he not

When we knock at a farmer s door, the first crowned except he strive lawfully: 2 Timotby.

answer shall be his vigilant mastiff. More. This is the case of those that will try masteries Soon as Ulysses near the enclosure drew, with their superiors, and bite that which is too With open mouths the furious mastives flew. L'Estrange.

Popes Good nen I suppose to live in a state of mor- Let the mastiffs amuse themselves about turcation, under a perpetual conflict with their sheep's skin stuffed with hay, provided it will bodily appetites, and struggling to get the mas- keep them from worrying the flock. Swift. irry over ther.

Atterbury. MA'STLESS. adj. (from mast.] Bearing 3. Skill; dexterity. Chief nast'ry to dissect,

Her shining hair, uncomb'd was loosely spread, With long and cedious havock, fabled knighes A crown of mastless oak'adotn’d her head. Dryd. In battles feign'd.

Milton. MA STLIN. N. s. [from mesler, Fr. to min.' He could attain to a mastery in all languages,

gle; or rather corrupted from misceland sound the depths of all arts and sciences.

Tillotson.

lane. ] Mixed corn: as, wheat and rye. To give sufficient sweetness, a mastery in the

The tother for one lofe hath twaine Language is required: the poet must have a ma

Of mastlin, of rie and of wheat. Tusser. qazine of words, and have the art to manage his MAT.n.s. (meatte, Sax. matte, German; lew vowels to the best advantage. Dryden. 4. Attainment of skill or power.

matta, Latin.] A texture of sedge,

Hags, or rushes. The learning and mastery of a tongue being The women and children in the west of Corn. unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties.

wall make mats of a small and fine kind of bents Locke.

there growing, which serve to cover floors and MA'STFUL. adj. (from mast.] Abound- walls.

Careru's Survey of Cornwall: ing in mast, or fruit of oak, beech, or In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half chesnut.

hung, Some from seeds inclos'd on earth arise,

The floors of plaister, and the walls of dung. For thus the mastful chesnut mates the skies.

Pepe. Dryden. TO MAT. v. a. [from the noun.] MASTICA’TION. 1. s. [masticatio, Latin.]

1. To cover with mats. The act of chewing.

Keep the doors and windows of your conserIn birds there is no mastication, or comminu.

vatories well matted and guarded from the pierca tion of the meat in the mouth; but in such as

ing air.

Evelyn's Kalendar, are not carnivorous it is immediately swallowed 2. To twist together ; to join like a mat.

no mast.

man

I on a fountain light,

The maies Whose brim with pinks was platted;

Were rich and honourable; besides, the gentle. The banks with daffadillies dight, With grass like sleave was matted.

Drayton. Is full of virt'ie, bounty, worth, and qualitie:, Sometimes beneath an ancient oak,

Beseening such a wife as your fair daughter. Or on the matter' grass he lies;

Slakoare

. No god of sleep he did invoke:

Love doth seldom şuffer itself to be conined The stream that o'er the pebble ties,

by other matibes than those of its own making: With gentle slumber crowns his eyes. Dryden.

327 He look'd a lion with a gloony stare,

With him she strove to join Lavinia's hand. And o'er his eyebrows hung his mutted hair. But dire portents ihe purpos'd match withstand. Dryden.

Dryden. The spleen consisteth of muscular fibres, all 6. One to be married. watted, as in the skin, but in more open work. She inherited a lair fortune of her outri, ard

Grew.

was very rich in a personal estate, and was lockMA’TADORE. n. s. (matador, a murderer,

ed upon as the richest match of the rest. Claren.

TO MATCH. v. a. (from the noun.] Spanish.) One of the three principal cards in the games of ombre and qua.

1. To be equal to.

No settled senses of the world can match drille, which are always the two black

The pleasure of that madness. Sbakspeare aces, and the deuce in spades and clubs,

O thou, good Kent, how shall I live and work and the seven in hearts and diamonds. To match thy goodness ? life will be too shori, Now move to war her sable matadores,

And every measure tail me. Sbakspeare. In shew like leaders of the swarthy Moors. 2. To shew an equal.

Pope. No history or antiquity can mateb his policies MATACHIN. n. s. (Fr.] An old dance.

and his conduct.

Sesit. Who ever saw a matacbin dance to imitate 3. To oppose as equal. fighting: this was a fight that did imitate the

Eternal might mata bin; for they being but three that fought,

To match with their inventions they presum'd every one had two adversaries striking him whó. So easy, and of his thunder made a scorn. Milis. struck the third.

Sidney.

What though his leart be great, his actioes MATCH. n. s. (meche, Fr. miccia, Italian;

gallant,

He wants a crown to poise against a crown, probably from mico, to shine, Latin :

Birth to match birth, and power to balance purer. surely not, as Skinner conjectures, from

Dryde. the Saxon maca, a companion, because The shepherd's kalendar of Spenser is not to a match is companion to a gun.]

be matched in any modern Janguage. Dryder. 1. Any thing that catches fire ; generally .4. To suit; to proportion. a card, rope, or small chip of wood dip

Let poets match their subject to their strength,

And often try what weight they can support. ped in melted sulphur.

Roscommes. Try them in several bottles matches, and see

Mine have been still which of them last longest without stench. Mato'd with my birth; a younger brother's

Bacon.
hopes.

Rota He made use of trees as matches to set Druina

Employ their wit and humour in chusir.g and Howel.

marching of patterns and colours. Being willing to try something that would not cherish much tire at once, and would keep fire

s. To marry; to give in marriage.

Great king, much longer than a coal, we took a piece of

I would not from your love make such a stray, matcb, such as soldiers use.

Boyle.

To matıb you where I hate. Sbaksjer? 2. (irom

Maxno

a fight; or from maca, Thou dost protest thy love, and would'st it Sax: one equal to another.) A contest;

show a game; any thing in which there is By matcking her, as she would malcb her foe.

Dürre. contest or opposition.

Them willingly they would have still retain a Shall we play the wantons with our woes, And matcb'd unto the prince.

Deal And make some pretty match with shedding When a man thinks himself matcbed to one tears?

Sbakspeare. who should be a comfort to him, instead thereo The goat was mine, by singing fairly won. he finds in his besom a beast.

Sexie. A solema match was made; he lost the prize. A senator of Rome, while Rome survivid,

Dryden. Would not have matcb'd his daughter with a kind 3. [from maca, Saxon.) One equal to

Addisor another; one able to contest with an.

TO MATCH. V. n. other.

1. To be married. Government mitigates the inequality of power, A thing that may luckily fall out to him that and makes an innocent inan, though of the lowest hach the blessing to match with some heroica rank, a nitch for the mightiest of his fellow-sub- minded lady:

Sider jects.

Addison. Thold it á sin to match in my kindred. Slots, The old man has met with his mitch, Spect. Let tigers match with hinds, and wolves with The natural shame that attends vice, makes

sheep, them zealous to encourage themselves by nam- And every creature couple with his foe. Drat hers, and form a party against religion: it is with All creatures else are much unworthy thee, pride they survey their increasing strength, and They matcb'd, and thou alone art left for me. begin to think themselves a match for virtue.

Rogers. 2. To suit; to be proportionate; to tally. 4. One that suits or tallies with another. MA'TCHABLE. adj. [froin match.] 5. A marriage.

1. Suitable; cqual; fit to be joined.

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