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sung before the chariot on the solemn day of her To LAVÉ. V. n. To wash himself; to Lacation.


bathe, LA'VATORY. n. s. [from lavo, Lat.) A In her chaste current oft the goddess lloes,

wash; something in which parts dis- And with celestial tears augments the waves. cased are washed.

Pope Lavatories, to wash the temples, hands, wrists, To LAVE'ER. v. n. To change the direcand jugulars, do potently profligace, and keep off tion often in a course. the venom.


How easy 'tis when destiny proves kind, LAUD. 1. s. [laus, Latin.]

With full spread sails to run before the wind: 1. Praise ; bonour paid ; celebration. But those that 'gainst stiff gales laveering go, Doubtless, O guest, great laud and praise were Must be at once resolv'd, and skilful too. Dryd. mine,

LA'VENDER. n. s. (lavendula, Latin.] A Reply'd the swain, for spotlessfaith divine: If, after social rites, and gifts bestow'd,

plant. I staind my hospitable hearth with blood. Popes It is one of the verticillate plants, whose flower 2. That part of divine worship which con

consists of one leaf, divided into two lips; the sists in praise.

upper lip, standing upright, is roundish, and, for We have certain hymns and services, which

the most part, bitid; but the under lip is cut

into three segments, which are almost equal : we say daily of laud and thanks to God for his marvellous works.


these Howers are disposed in whorles, and are In the book of Psalms, the lands make up a

collected into a slender spike upon the top of the stalks.

Miller. very great part of it.

Govern.of the Tergues The whole lavender plant has a highly aruniaTo LAUD. v.a. (laudo, Lat.)

To praise ;

tick smell and taste, and is famous as a cephato celebrate.

lick, nervous, and uterine medicine. Hill. O thou almighty and eternal Creator, having And then again he turnerh to his play, considered the heavens the work of thy fingers, To spoil the pleasures of that paradise; the noon and the stars which thou hast ordain

'The wholesome sage, and lavender still grey, ed, with all the company of heaven, we laud and Rank smelling rue, and cummin good for eyes. magnify thy glorious name. Bentity.

Spenser. LA'UDABLE. adj. [laudabilis, Latin.] La'ver. n. s. [lavoir, French; from lave.] j. Praiseworthy; commendable.

A washing vessel. I'm in this earthly world, where to do harm Let us go find the body where it lies Is often laudable, but to do good, sometime Soak'd in his enemies'blood, and from the stream Accounted dang’rous folly. Shaksp. Macbeth. With lovers pure, and cleansing herbs, wash off Affectation endeavours to correct natural de

The clodded gore.

Milton's Agonistes. fects, and has always the laudable aim of pleas- He gave her to his daughters, to imbathe ing, though it always misses it.

Locke. In nectar'd lavers strew'd with asphodil. Milion. 2. Healthy ; salubrious.

Young Aretus from forth his bridal bow'r Good blood, and a due projectile motion or cir- Brought the full laver o'er their hands to pour, culation, are necessary to convert the aliment

Pope's Odyssey. into laudable animal juices. Arvutb.on Aliments. LA'UDABLENESS. n. s. [from laudable.]

TO LAUGH. 0. n. [hlaran, Sax. lachen,

German and Dutch ; lach, Scottish.] Praiseworthiness.

1. To make that noise which sudden LA UDABLY. adv. [from laudable.] In a

merriment excites. manner deserving praise.

You saw my master wink and laugh upon you. Obsolete words may be laudably revived, when either they are sounding or significant. Dryden.


There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried, LA'UDANUM. n. s. (a cant word, from

Murther! laudo, Lat.] A soporifick tincture. They wak'd each other. Shakspeare's Macbeth, To Lave. w. a. [lavo, Latin.]

At this fusty stuff J. To wash; to bathe.

The large Achilles, on his prest-bed lolling, Unsafe, that we must lave our honours

From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause, In these so fiatt'ring streanis. Shaksp. Macbetb.

Sbakspeare, But as I rose out of the laving stream,

Laughing causeth a continued expulsion of the Heav'n open'd her eternal doors, from whence

breath with the loud noise, which maketh the The spirit descended on me like a dove. Milton.

intersection of laughing, shaking of the breast With roomy decks, her guns of mighty

and sides, running of the eyes with water, if it strength,

be violent.

Bacon's Natural History. Whose low-laid mouths each mounting billow

2. [In poetry.) To appear gay, favour. laves, Deep in her draught, and warlike in her

able, pleasant, or fertile.. length,

Entreat her not the worse, in that I pray She seems a sea-wasp flying on the waves. Drzd.

You use her well; the world may laugh again, 2. (lever, Fr.] To throw up; to lade;

And I may live to do you kindness, if

You do it her. to draw out.

Sbakspeare's Henry vi,

Then laughs the childish year with flowrets Though hills were set on hills,


Dryden. And seas met seas to guard thee, I would through:

The plenteous board, high-heap'd with cates I'd plough up rocks, steep as the Alps, in dust,

divine, Ana lave the Tyrrhene waters into clouds, And o'er the foaming bowl the laughing wine. But I would reach thy licad. Ben Jonson.

Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides, Another bolder yet the yard bestrides,

3. To Laugh at, To treat with conAnd folds che sails; a fourth with labour laves

tempt ; to ridicule. Th' iaus uding seas, and waves eject on waves.

Presently prepare thy grave;
Drydene Lie where the light foam of the sea may beat




Thy grave-stone daily; make thine' epitaph, from to lave, to throw out; as profun. This death in Chee at others lives mav laugh.


dere opes, is to be lavish.) *Twere better for you, if 'twere not known in

1. Prodigal; wasteful; indiscreetly liberal. suncii; you'll be laughed at. Sbakspeare.

His joliy brother, opposite in sense, The dissolute and abandoned, before they are

Laughs at his chritt; and lavish of expence, axare of it, are betrayed to laugh at themselves,

Quaffs, cams, and guttles, in his own defence.

Drydene and upon reficction tind, that they are merry at their 05., expence.


The dame has been too lavish of her feast, No sito Patter left of all his store;

And fed him cill he loaths. Rowe's Jane Sbore. No volta luugl at, which he valued more. Pope.

2. Scattered in waste ; profuse : as, the T. LAUGH. v.a. To deride ; to scorn.

cost was lavish. B. bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn 3. Wild; unrestrained. The pow'r of man.

Sbakspeare's Maibeth. Bellona's bridegroom, lapt in proof, A wicked soul shall make him to be laugled to Confronted him, curbing his lavish spirit. Sbak, soon of his enemies.

Ecclesiasticus. To La'vish, v. a. (from the adjective.] LAUGH. 8. s. [froin the verb.] The con- To scatter with profusion; to waste ;

vulsion caused by merriment; an inar- to squander. ticulate expression of sudden merri- Should we thus lead them to a field of slaughment.

ter, Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain, Might not th' impartial world with reason say, Thea lud in shades, eludes her eager swain;

We lavisk'dat our deaths the blood of thousands? Bet feignis a lantb, co see me search around,

Addison. And bethit laugh the willing fair is found. Pope. LA'VISHER. n. s. (from lavish.] A proLA’UGHABLE, adj. (from laugh.] Such as digal ; a profuse man. may properly excite laughter.

LA'VISHLY. adv. [from lavish.] ProNature hath fram'd strange fellows in her fusely; prodigally.

My father's purposes have been mistook; Some that will evermore peep through their eye, And some about him have too lavishly; And luusb like parrots at a bagpiper;

Wrested his meaning and authority. And acers or such vinegar aspect,

Sbaksp. Henry iv. That they'l not show their teeth in way of Then laughs the childish year with flowrets smile,

crown'd, Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable. And lavishly perfumes the fields around. Dryd.

Sbakspeare. Praise to a wit is like rain to a tender flower; Casaubon confesses Persius was not good at if it be moderately bestowed, it cheers and returning things into a pleasant ridicule ; or, in vives; but it too luvishly, overcharges and deother words, that he was not a laugbable writer.

Dryden. LAVISHMENT. Yn. s. [from lavish.] LA'Ugher. n. s. [from laugh.] A inan LA VISHNESS. S Prodigality; profusion. fond of merriment.

First got with guile, and then preserv'd with I am a common laugher.

dread, Some sober men cannot be of the general opi- And after spent with pride and lavishness. tion, bue the luzgbers are much the majority.

Fairy Queen. l'ape. LA'UGHINGLY. adv. (from laughing.] İn

TO LAUNCH. V.n. [It is derived by Skin. a merry way; merrily:

ner from lance, because a ship is pushed LAUGHINGSTOCK. n. 5. (laughand stock.]

into water with great force.)

1. To force a vessel into the sea. A butt; an object of ridicule. The forlorn maiden, whom your eyes have

Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.


So short a stay prevails;
The langling-stock of fortune's mockerie. Spens.
Pray you, let us not be laughing-stocks to other

He soon equips the ships, supplies the sails, men's humours.

And gives the word to launch.

Dryden. Supine credulous frailey exposes a man to be

For general history, Raleigh and Howel are

to be had. He who would launch farther into both a prey and laughing-stock at once. L'Estrange


the ocean, may consult Whear. LA'UGHTER. 7. s. [from laugh.] Con.

2. Torove at large; to expatiate ; to make

excursions. vulsive merriment; an inarticulate ex.

From hence that gen’ral care and study springs, pression of sudden merriment.

That launching and progression of the mind. To be worst,

Dovies. The lowest, most dejected thing of fortune, Whoever pursues his own thoughts, will find Star.ds still in esperance; lives not in fear, them launch out beyond the extent of body into The lamentable change is from the best,

che infinity of space.

Locke. The worst returns to largiter. Slaksp. Spenser has not contented himself with sub

The act of laugbter, which is a sweet contrac- missive imitation : he launches out into very tion of the muscles of the face, and a pleasant flowery paths, which still conduct him into one agitation of the vocal organs, is not merely volun

great road.

Prior. tary, or totally within the jurisdiction of our- He had not acted in the character of a suppliant, selves

Brown. if he had launched out into a long oration. Broome. We find not that the laugbter-loving dame Mourn'd for Anchiæs.

I have launched out of my subject on this article. Waller.

Arbuthnot. Pain or pleasure, grief or laughter. Prior. TO LAUNCH. v. a, LAVISH. adj. (of this word I have been able to find no satisfactory etymo,

1. To push to sea.

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With stays and cordage last he rigg'd the ship, Then future ages with delight shall see And rollid on leavers, launcb'd her in the deep. How Plato's, Bacon's, Newton's, looks agree;

Pope. Or in fair series burell'd bards be shown 2. To dart from the hand. This perhaps, A Virgil there, and here an Addison.

Pope. for distinction sake, might better be LAW. n. s. [laga, Saxon; loi, French ; written lanch or lance.

lavgh, Erse.] The King of Heav'n, obscure on high, I. A rule of action. Bar'd his red arm, and launching from the sky That which doth assign unto each thing the His writhen bolt, not shaking empty smoke, kind, that which doth moderate the force and Down to the deep abyss the Aaming fellow power, that which doch appoint the form and strook,

Dryden. measure of working; the same we term a law. LAUND. n. s. [lande, French ; lawn,

Hooker. Welsh.] Lawn; a plain extended be- Unhappy manl to break the pious laws tween woods.


Of nature, pleading in his children's cause. Dryd. Under this thick-grown brake we'll shroud

2. A decree, edict, statute, or custom, ourselves;

publickly established as a rule of justice. For through this laund anon the deer will come;

Ordain them laws, part such as appertain And in this covert will we make our stand. Sbak. To civil justice, part religious rites. Milton. LA'UNDRESS. n. s. (lavandiere, French :

Our nation would not give laqus to the Irish, Skinner imagines that lavandaresse may

therefore now the Irish gave laws to them.

Davies on Ireland. have been the old word.) A woman 3. A decree authoritatively annexing rewhose employment is to wash clothes.

wards or punishments to certain actions. The countess of Richmond would often say,

So many laws argue so many sins. Milton. On condition the princes of Christendom would march against the Turks, she would willingly

Laws politique among men presuming man to be rebellious.

Hooker. attend them, and be their laundress. Camden. Take up these cloaths here quickly; carry

4. Judicial process. them to the laundress in Datchet Mead. Shaksp.

When every case in law is right.

Shaksp. The laundress must be sure to tear her smocks

He hath resisted law,

And therefore law shall scorn him further trial in the washing, and yet wash them but half.


Than the severity of public power. Sbaksp. LA’UNDRY. n. s. [as if lavanderie.]

Tom Touchy is a fellow famous for taking the

law of every body: there is not one in the town 3. The room in which clothes are washed.

where he lives that he has not sued at a quartere The affairs of the family ought to be consulted, sessions,

Spectator. whether they concern the stable, dairy, the pan. 5. A distinct edict or rule. try, or laundry.

Swift. One law is split into two. Baker on Learning. 2. The act or state of washing. Chalky water is too fretting, as appeareth in

6. Conformity to law; any thing lawful.

In a rebellion, laundry of cloaths, which wear out apace. Bacon.

When what's not meet, but what must be, was LAVOʻLTA, n.s. (la volte, French.] An

law, old dance, in which was much turning Then were they chosen. Sbaksp. Coriolanuse and much capering.


7. The rules or axioms of science : as, the I cannot sing, Nor heel the high lavelt; nor sweeten talk;

laws of mechanicks. Nor play at subile games.


8. An established and constant mode or LA'UREATE. adj. [laureatus, Lat.] Decked

process; a fixed correspondence of cause

and effect; as, the laws of magnetism. or invested with a laurel.

Hooker. Bid Amaranthus all his beauty shed,

Natural agents have their law.

I dy'd, whilst in the womb he stay'd, And daffodillies fill their cups with tears,

Attending Nature's law. Sbaksp. Cymbeline. To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.

Milton. 9. The Mosaical institution : distinguishSoft on her lap her laureate son reclines. Pope.

ed from the gospel. LAUREA'TION. n. s. [from laureate.] It

Law can discover sin, but not remove, denotes, in the Scottish universities, the

Save by these shadowy expiations. Milton. act or state of having degrees conferred,

10. The books in which the Jewish relias they have in some of them a flowery

gion is delivered : distinguished from crown, in imitation of laurel among

the prophets. the ancients.

11. A particular form or mode of trying LAUREL. n. s. (laurus, Lat. laurier,

and judging: as, law martial, law mer. Fr.) A tree, called also the cherry bay.

cantile: the ecclesiastical law whereby The laurus or laurel of the ancients is affirmed we are governed. by naturalists to be what we call the bay tree. 12. Jurisprudence; the study of law: as,

ninsworth. a doctor of lawu. The laurel, meed of mighty conquerors, La'WFUL. adj. (law and full.] Agreeable And poets sage.

Fairy Queen. The laurel or cherry-bay, by cutting away the

to law; conformable to law; allowed side branches, will rise to a large tree. Mortimer.

by law ; legitimate; legal. LA’URELED. adj. [from laurel.] Crowned

It is not lauful for thee to have her. Matib.

Gloster's bastard son was kinder to his father, or decorated with laurel; laureate. than my daughters got 'tween lawful sheets. Hear'st thou the news? my friend! th' ex

Sbakspeare. press is come With laureli'd letters from the camp to Rome.

LA'WFULLY, adv. (from lawful.] LeDryden.

gally; agreeably to law.

This bond is forfeit;

that gradually shot up into groves, woods, and And lazefully by this the Jew may claim

forests, intermixed with walks, and lawns, and A pound of filesh.

Addison, Sbaisp. Mercb. of Venice. gardens. Though it be not against strict justice for a Stern beasts in trains that by his truncheon fell, quan to do those things which he might otherwise Now grisly forms shoot o'er the lawns of hell. laefully do, albeit his neighbour doth take oc

Pope, casion from thence to conceive in his mind a Interspersed in lawns and opening glades, false belief, yet Christian charity will, in many

Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. cases, restrain a man. South.

Pope. I may be allowed to tell your lordship, the 2. [linon, Fr.) Fine linen, remarkable king of poets, what an extent of power you have, for being used in the sleeves of bishops. and how lazofully you may exercise it. Dryden.

Should'st thou bleed, LA'WFULNESS, 2.5. (from lawful.] Le- To stop the wounds my finest laron I'd tear, gality; allowance of law.

Wash them with tears, and wipe them with my it were an error to speak further, till I may


Prior. see some sound foundation laid of the lawfulness

From high life high characters are drawn, of the action

Bacon. A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. Pope. La'WGIVER. n. s. (law and giver.] Le

What awe did the slow solemn knell inspire;

The duties by the larun rob'd prelate pay'd, gislator; one that makes laws.

And the last words, that dust to dust convey'a! Solomon we esteem as the lawgiver of our

Tickell bation


LA WSUIT. n. s. (law and suit.] A proA law may be very reasonable in itself, although one does not know the reason of the

cess in law; a litigation. laugverso


The giving the priest a right to the tithe LA'WGIVING. adj. (law and giving.] Le

would produce lacusuits and wrangles; his atgislative.

tendance on the courts of justice would leave his

people without a spiritual guide. Swift. Latesiving heroes, fam'd for taming brutes, And raising cities with their charming lutes.

LA'WYER. n. s. [froin law.] Professor Waller.

of law; advocate; pleader. LA'WLESS. edi. (from law.]

It is like the breath of an unfee'd lawyer, you 1. Unrestrained by any law; not subject

gave me nothing for it.

Shak.p. King Lear.

Is the law evil, because some lawyers in their to law.

office swerve from it?

W bitgifte. The necessity of war, which among human I have entered into a work touching laws, in a actions is the most lawless, hath some kind of

middle term, between the speculative and reaffinita with the necessity of law. Raleigb's En verend discourses of philosophers, and the writThe Lawlus tyrant, who denies

ings of lawyers.

Bacon's Holy War. To know their God, or message to regard,

The nymphs with scorn beheld their foes, Must be compelled.

Milton, When the defendant's council rose; Orpheus did not, as poets feign, tame savage And, wha: no lawyer ever lack'd, beasts,

With impudence own'd all the fact, Swift Bet men as lastless, and as wild as they: Roscom. Lax. adj. [laxus, Latin.]

Not che gods, rcr angry Jove, will bear
Thy lawler wand'ring walks in open air. Dryd.

1. Loose ; not confined. blind as the Cyclops, and as blind as he,

Inhabit lax, ye pow'rs of heav'n! Milton, They own'd a lawless savage liberty,

2. Disunited; not strongly combined. Like that our painted ancestors so priz'd,

In inines, those parts of the carth which Ere empire's arts their breasts had civiliz'd. Dry. abound with strata of stone, suffer much more He meteor-like, flames lawless through the

than those which consist of gravel, and the like voidh,

laxer matter, which more easily give way. Destro ing others, by himsell destroy'd. Pope.

Woodward, 1. Contrary to law; illegal.

3. Vague; not rigidly exact. Take at the quarrel from his powerful arms,

Dialogues were only lax and moral discourses. He needs no indirea nor lawless course

Baker, To cut off those that have offended him. Shaks. 4. Loose in body, so as to go frequently We cite our faults,

to stool ; laxative medicines are such as That they may hoid excus'd our lawless lives.

promote that disposition. Quincy.

Sbakspeare. Thou the first, lay down thy lawless claim;


Slack ; not tenise. Thou of my blood who bear'st the Julian name.

By a branch of the auditory nerve that goes

between the ear and the palate, they can hear Dryden.

themselves, though their outward ear be stopt LA WLESSLY. adv. (from lawless.] In a by the lax membrane to all sounds that come manner contrary to law.

Holder's Elements of Speech. Fear not, he bears an honourable mind,

Lax. n. S.

A looseness; a diarrhæa. And will not use a woman lawlessly. Sbaksp. LAXA'Tion. n. s. [laxatio, Latin.) LA'WMAKER. 1. s. (law and maker.] Lė. 1. The act of loosening or slackening.

gislator; one who makes laws; a law- 2. The state of being loosened or slackgiver.

ened. Their judgment is, that the church of Christ LaʼXATIVE. adj. [laxatif, Fr.laxo, Lat.) eboud adnit no lounakers but the evangelists. Having the power to ease costiveness. Lawx. a. s. (land, Danish ; lawn, Weish;

Omitting honey, which is of a laxative power

itselt; the powder of loadstones doth rather co:1lande, French.)

stipate and bind, than purge and loosen the belly. 1. An open space between woods.

Brown. Butrint them laws, or level downs, and focks The oil in wax is emollient, laxative, and Grazing the tender herb, were interpos'd. Milt. anodyne.

Arbuthnot on Aliments. His mountains were shaded with young trees, La'XATIVE.. 11, s. A medicine slightly

that way.



purgative; a medicine that relaxes the Heluid his robe from him.

Yonch. bowels without stimulation.

They have laid their swords under their heads.

Ezekie. Nought profits him to save abandon'd life, Nor vomits upward aid, nor downward laxative.

Soft on the flow'ry herb I found me laid. Milt.

He sacrificing laid
The entrails on the wood.

LA'XATIVENESS. n. s. [from laxative.)
Power of easing costiveness.

2. To place along:

Seek not to be judge, being not able to take LA'XITY. n. s. (laxitas, Latin.]

away iniquity, lest at any time thou fear the J. Not compression; not close cohesion; person of the mighty, and lay a stumbling-block slackness of contexture.

in the way of thy uprightness. Ecclesiasticus. The former causes could never beget whirl

A stone was laid on the mouth of the den. Dan. pools in a chaos of so great a laxity and thinness. 3. To beat down corn or grass.

Bentley Another ill accident is laying of corn with 2. Contrariety to rigorous precision; as,

great rains in harvest.

Bacon's Nat. History, laxity of expression.

Let no sheep there play, 3. Looseness; not costiveness.

Nor frisking kids the flowery nieadows lay. M.iy. If sometimes it cause any laxity, it is in the 4. To keep from rising ; to settle; to still. same way with iron unprepared, which will dis

I'll use th' advantage of my power, turb some bodies, and work by purge and vomit.

And lay the summer's dust with showers of

blood. Brown.

Sbakspeare. 4. Slackness; contrariety to tension.

It was a sandy soil, and the way had been full

of dust; but an hour or two before a refreshing Laxity of a fibre, is that degree of cohesion in fragrant shower of rain had laid the dust. Ray. its parts which a small force can alter, so as to increase its length beyond what is natural

. Quines. s. To fix.deep; to dispose regularly: In consideration of the laxity of their eyes,

either of these notions may be conceived they are subject to relapse. Wiseman's Surgery.

from the following examples; but re. 5. Openness; not closeness.

gularity seems rather implied; so we Hold a piece of paper close by the flame of a say, to lay bricks; to lay planks. candle, and by little and little remove it further Schiamaticks, outlaws, or criminal persons, are off, and there is upon the paper some part of that not fit to lay the foundation of a new colony. which I see in the candle, and it grows still less

Bacon. and less as I remove; so that if I would trust I lay the deep foundations of a wall, my sense, I should believe it as very a body upon And Enos, nam id from me, the city call. Dred. the paper as in the candle, though infeebled by Men will be apt to call it pulling up the old the luxity of the channel in which it fo:?s. foundations of knowledge; 1 persuade myself,

Dighy on Bodies. that the way I have pursued lays chose foundaLA'XNESS. n. s. Laxity; not tension; not

tions surer.

Lacke. pis ; vision; not costiveness.

6. To put; to place. For the free passage of the sound into the ear,

Then he offered it to him again; then he put it it is requisite that the tympanum he tense, and

by again; but, to my thinking, he was very loth hard stretched; others: ise the laxness of that

to lay his fingers ott it. Shaksp. Julius Casar. membrane will certainly dead and damp the

Till us death lay sound. Holder's Elements of Speeclia

To ripe and mellow, we are but stubborn clay. LAY. Preterit of lie.

Danne. 0! would the quarrel lay upon our heads.

They shall lay hands on the sick, and recover.

He was familiarly acquainted with him at such

They, who so state a question, do no more but time as he lay embassador at Constantinople.

separate and disentangle the parts of it, one Knolles.

from another, and lay them, when so disentange When Alab had heard those words he fasted,

led, in their due order.

Locke. and lay in sackcloch.

1 Kings.

We to thy name our annual rites will pay, I uy'd whatever in the Godhead lay. Dryden.

And on thy altars sacrifices lay. Pope's Statius. He rode to rouze the prey,

7. To bury; to inter. That shaded by the fern in harbour lay,

David fell on sleep, and was laid unto his faAnd thence dislodged. Dryden's Knight's Talc.

thers, and saw corruption.

Acts. Leaving Rome, in my way to Sienna, I lay 8. To station or place privily. the first night at a village in the territories of Lay chee an ambush for the city behind thee. the ancient Veii. Addison.

Fosbua. How could he have the retiredness of the clois

The wicked have laid a snare for me. Psalms. ter, to perform all those acts of devotion in, when Lay not wait, O! wicked man, against the the burthen of the reformation lay upon his dwelling of the righteous.

Proverbs. shoulders !

Francis Atterbury. 9. To spread on a surface. The presbyterians argued, that if the Pre- The colouring upon those maps should be laid' tender 'should invade those parts where the on so thin, as not to obscure or couceal any part numbers and estates of the dissenters chiefly of the lines. lay, they would sit still.

Swift. 10. To paint; to enamel. To LAY. v, a. (lecyan, Saxon; leggen, The pictures drawn in our minds are laid in Dutch.]

fading colours; and, if not sometimes refreshed, 1. To place; to put; to reposite. This

vanish and disappear.

Locke word being correlative to lie, involves It. To put into any state of quiet. commonly immobility or extension ; a They bragged, that they doubted not but to punishment laid, is a punishment that

abuse, and lay asleep, the queen and council of England.

Bacon cannot be staken off; in immobility is included weight. One house lait to :

32. To calm; to still; to quiet; to allay

Friends, loud tumults are not laid another, implies extension.

With half the easiness that they are rais'd. Yons


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