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POL formed by the wisest laws, and supported by the POʻLLARD. n. s. [from pell.] ablest heads.


1. A tree lopped. Of crooked counsels and dark politicks. Pope. Nothing procureth the lasting of trees so much PO'LITURE. n. s. (politure, Fr.] The gloss as often cuiting; and we see all overgrown trees given by the act of polishing:

are pollards or dotards, and not trees at their full POʻLITY. n. s. [TONTEIa.) A form of go

height. vernment; civil constitution.

2. A clipped coin. Because the subject, which this position con

The same king called in certain counterfeit cerneth, is a form of church government or

pieces coined by the French, called pollards, ctochurch polity, it behoveth us to consider the na

cars and rosaries.

Camden ture of the church, as is requisite for men's

3. The chub fish.

Ainsworth. more clear and plain understanding, in what re- POʻLLEN. n. s. A fine powder, commonly spect laws of polity or government are necessary understood by the word farina; as also

a sort of fine bran.

The pelity of some of our neighbours hath not
thought it beneath the publick care, to promote

POʻLLENGER. n. s. Brushwood. This and reward the improvement of their own lan- seems to be the meaning of this obso. guage.


lete word. POLL. n. s. (polle, pol, Dutch, the top.]

Lop for the fewel old pellenger grown,

That hinder the corne or the grasse to be mowi. 1. The head. Look if the withered elder hath not his poll poʻller. n. s. [from poll.]

Tusser. clawed like a parrot.

Sbakspeare. 2. A catalogue or list of persons; a regi- 1. Robber; pillager; plunderer. ster of heads.

The poller and exacter of fees justifies the re Have you a catalogue

semblance of the courts of justice to the best, Of all the vo'ces that we have procur’d,

whereunto while the sheep ties for defence, te Set down by th' poll?

loses part of the fleece.

The muster file, rotten and sound, amounts

2. He who votes or polls. not to fifteen thousand poll. Sbakspeare. Po'lLEVIL. n. s. [poll and evil.} 3. A fish called generally a chub, or che- Pollevil is a large swelling, inflanimation ex vin.

imposthume in the horse's poll or nape of the To POLI. v. a. [from the noun.]

neck, just between the ears towards the mane.

Farrier's Dictienars, 1. To lop the top of trees. The oft cutting and polling of hedges conduces POʻLLOCK. n. s. [acellus niger.] A kind of

fish, much to their lasting.

May thy wood oft oll’d, yet ever wear

The coast is plentifully stored with shellfish, A green, and, when she list, a golden hair. sea-hedgehogs, 'scallops ; pilcherd, herring, and Donke. pollock.

Carra. 2. In this sense is used polled sheep.

TO POLLU'TE. v. a. (polluo, Latin ; pala Polled sheep, that is sheep without horns, are

luer, French.) reckoned the best breeders, because the ewes s. To make unclean, in a religious sense; yean the polled lamb with the least danger.

to defile. Mortimer.

Hot and peevish vows 3. To cut off hair from the head ; to clip Are polluted offerings, more abhorr'd short ; to shear.

Than spotted livers in the sacrifice. Sbakspeare. Neither shall they shave, only poll their heads. 2. To taint with guilt.

Ezekiel. She wooes the gentle air, 4. To mow; to crop.

To hide her guilty front with innocent snov, He'll go and sowle the porter of Rome gates

And on her naked shame, by th' ears: he will mow down all before him,

Pollute with sinful blame, and leave his passage polld.

Sbalspeare. The saintly veil of maiden white to throw, 5. To plunder; to strip; to pill.

Miks They will poll and spoil so outrageously, as 3. To corrupt by mixtures of ill, either the

very enemy cannot do much worse. Spenser. moral or physical.

Take and exact upon them the wild exactions, Envy you my praise, and would destroy coignie, livery, and sorehon, by which they poll, With grief my pleasures, and pollute my joy? and utterly undo the poor tenants. Spenser.

Drydera He told the people, that subsidies were not to 4. Milton uses this word in an uncommon be granted rior levied for wars in Scotland; for

construction. that the law had provided another course by service of escuage, much less when war was made POLLUʻTEDNESS. n. s. [from pollute.)

Polluted from the end of his creation. Miltse. But a pretence to poll and pill the people. Bacon. Neither can justice yield her fruit with sweet

Defilement; the state of being polluted. ness, amongst the briars and brambles of catch- POLLU’TER. n. s. (from Pollute. ] Defiler ;

ing and polling clerks and ministers. Bacon. corrupter. 6. To take a list or register of persons.

Ev'n he, the king of men, 7. To enter one's name in a list or regis

Fell at his threshold, and the spoil of Troy

The foul polluters of his bed enjoy. Dryde Whoever brought to his rich daughter's bed,

POLLUTION. n. so (pollution, Fr. pollutio, The man that po!l'd but twelve pence for his

Latin.] head?

Dryder. 1. The act of defiling. 3. To insert into a number as a voter. The contrary to consecrationis pollution, which

In solemn conclave sit, devoid of thought, happens in churches by homicide, and burying an And poll for points of faith his trusty vote. excommunicated person in the church. Aglija

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POʻLYGRAM. X. s. (tonus and yga.uu.r.] A Upon the temple


figure consisting of a great number of POʻLTRON. n. s. (pollice truncato, from the


Dict. thumb cut off; it being once a practice POLY'GRAPHY. n. s. [Tonus and

Үрафт ; of cowards to cut off their thumbs, that

polygraphie, Fr.] The art of writing in they might not be compelled to serve in severad unusual manners or ciphers ; as war. Saumaise. Menage derives it from

also deciphering the same. Dict. the Italian poltro, a bed; as cowards POLY'LOGY. n. s. [7001us and Royos.] Talkfeign themselves sick a-bed : others de.


Dict. rive it from poletro or poltro, a young POLY' MATHY. η. 5. [πολυς and μανθανω.] unbroken horse.] A coward ; a nidgit ; The knowledge of many arts and sci2 scoundrel.

ences; also an acquaintance with many Parience is for poltrons. Sbakspeare. different subjects.

Dict. They that are bruis'd with wood or fists, And think one bearing may for once

POLYPETALOS.ali.[πολυς andπεταλον.] Suffice, are cowards and poltrons.


Having many petals. For who but a poliron possess'd with fear, POLYPHO'NISM. 1. s. [Tonus and Owin.] Such haughty insolence can tamely bear? Dryd. Multiplicity of sound. Po'ly. n. s. (polium, Latin.] An herb. The passages relate to the diminishing the

Ainsworth. sound of his pistol, by the rarity of the air at Po'ly. [702.] A prefix often found in that great ascent into the atinosphere, and the

magnitying the sound by the polyphonisms or rethe composition of words derived from

percussions of the rocks and caverns. Derhan. the Greek, and intimating multitude :

POʻLYPODY. n.s. (polypodium. Latin.] A as, polygon, a figure of many angles ; po

plant. lypus, an animal with many feet.

Polypody is a capillary plant with oblong jagged POLYACOU'STICK. adj. (Tokus and arew.] leaves, having a middle rib, which joins them to That multiplies or magnifies sounds. the stalks running through each division. Miller,

Dict. A kind of polypody groweth out of trees, though POLYA'NTHOS. n. s. [tichus and auda.] POʻLYPOUS. adj. [from polypus.] Having

it windeth not.

Bacon, A plant.

the nature of a polypus ; having many The daisy, primrose, violer darkly blue, And polyantbos of unnumber'd dyes. Thomson.

feet or roots,

If the vessels drive back the blood with too POLYEDRICAL. 1 adj. [froin rolvedra; POLYE'DROUS. } polyedre, Fr.] Having

great a force upon the heart, it will produce po

Typous concretions in the ventricles of the heart, many sides.

especially when its valves are apt to grow rigid. The protuberant particles may be spherical,

Arbuthnot. elliptical, cylindrical, polyedrical, and some very POʻLYPUS. n. s. [Tondutys; polype, Fr.} irregular; and according to the nature of these, and the situation of the lucid body, the light must

1. Polypus signifies any thing in general be variously effected.


with many roots or feet, as a sivelling A tubercle of a pale brown spar, had the ex- in the nostrils ; but it is likewise applied terior surface covered with small polyedruus crys. to a tough concretion of grumous blood tals, pellucid, with a cast of yellow. Woodward.

in the heart and arteries.

Quincy. POLIGAMIST. n. s. [from polygamy.] One

The polypus of the nose is said to be an exthat holds the lawfulness of more wives crescence of flesh, spreading its branches amongst than one at a time.

the laminæ of the os ethmoides, and through the POLYGAMY. 1, s. (polygamie, French;

cavity of one or both nostrils.


The juices of all austere vegetables, which Fouyoutz.) Plurality of wives.

coagulate the spittle, being mixed with the blood Polygamy is the having more wirçs than one

Looke. at once.

in the veins, form polypusses in the heart.

Arbuthnot. They allow no polygamy: they have ordained, that none do intermarry or contract, until a

2. A sea animal with many feet. month be past from their first interview. Bacon.

The pelypus, from forth his cave He lived to his death in the sin of polygamy,

Torn with full force, reluctant beats the wave, without any particular repentance. Perkins.

His ragged claws are stuck with stones.

Popes Christian religion, prohibiting polygamy, is

POʻLYSCOPE. n. s. [Tronus and Oxonew.] more agreeable to the law of nature, that is, the A multiplying glass.

Dict. law of God, than Mahometism that allows it; Po’LYSPAST. 1.s. (polyspaste, French.] A tor one man, his having many wives by law, sige

machine consisting of many pullies. niñes nothing, unless there were many women

Dict. to one man in nature also.

Graunt. POLYGLOT. adj. [moduydWTTB; polyglotte,

ΡουYSPER Mous.adj. [πολυς and σπερμα.)

Those plants are thus called, which have Fr.) Having many languages. The polyglot or linguist is a learned tmn.

more than four seeds succeeding each

Horvel Aower, and this without any certain POʻLYGON. n.s. (polygone, Fr. mohu; and

order or number.

Quincy. ywnie.) A figure of many argles. POLYSYLLA BICAL. adj. [from polysylla.

He began with a single line; he joined two ble. ] Having many syllables; pertaining lines in an angle, and be advanced to triangles to a polysyllable. and squares, polygons and circles.

W'atts. Polysyllabical echoes are such as repeat many POLY GONAL. adj. [from polygon.] Having syllables or words distinctly.

Dict. many angles.

POLYSYLLABLE. η. 5. [πιλυς and συλ.

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1x @nipolysyllable, Fr.] A word of many POMIFEROUS. adj. (pomifer, Latin.) A syllabies.

term applied to plants which have the In a polysyllable word consider to which sila largest fruit, and are covered with thick lable the emphasis is to be given, and in each syb

hard rind, by which they are distin. lable to which I tter.

Your high nonsense blusters and makes a roise;

guished from the bacciferous, which it stalks upon hard words, and rattles through have only a thin skin over the fruit. polysyllables.

Addison. All pomifercus herbs, pumpions, melons, gourds, ΡοτYSYNDETON. η. 5. [πολυ ζυνδετον.) Α

and cucumbers, unable to support themselves, figure of rhetorick by which the copu.

are either endued with a faculty of twining about

others, or with claspers and tendrils whereby Jative is oiten repeated ; as, I came, and they catch bold of them.

Res. Süw, and overcame.

Other fruits contain a great deal of cooling POLYTHEIs M. η. 5. [πολυς and θεος και oly- viscid juice, combined with a nitrous salt; such ibeisme, Fr.) Tlie doctrine of plurality

are many of the low pomiferous kind, as cucunibers and pompions.

Arbutonet. of gods, The first author of polytb.ism, Orpheus, did

POʻMMEL. n. s. (pomeau, Fr. poro, Italian ; plainly assert one supreme God. Stilling


appel van t'swaerd, Dutch.) POLYTHE'IST.n. s. [Tonus and Otos ; poly

1. A round ball or knob. tbée, French.) One that holds plurality

Like's round of marble clear, of gods.

Where azur'd veins well mixt appear. Sidary

Huram finished the two pillars and the per: Some authors have falsely made the Turks

mels, and the chapters which were on the top of pobytbeists.

the two pillars.

2 Cbronides. POMA'CE. 1. s. [fomaceum, Latin.) Toe

2. The knob that balances the blade of dross of cider pressings.


the sword. POMÁCEOUS. adj. (trom pomum, Latin.] His chief enemy offered to deliver the pame: Consisting of apples.

of his sword in token of yielding.

Sidnes. Autumn paints

3. The protuberant part of the saddle bé. Ausonian hills with grapes, whilst English plains fore, Elush with purnaceous harvests breathing sweets.


The starting steed was seized with sudden

fright, POMADE.E.S. [famede, French; pomado,

And bounding, o'er the poramel cast the knight, Italian.) A fragrant ointment.


. PO'MANDER. K. s. [tomme d'ombre, Fr.] T. Po‘MMEL. v. a. (This word seems to

A sweet ball; a perfumed ball or pow- come from pommeler, Fr. to variegate.) der.

To beat with any thing thick or bulky; I liave sold all my trumpery; not a counter- to beat black and blue; to bruise ; to feit stone, not a ribbon, glass, munder, or browch punch. to keep my pack from fasting. Shakspeare. POMP. 17. s. (pompa, Latin.) The sacred Virgin's well, her moss most sweet and rare,

1. Splendour; pride. Against infectious damps for pomander, to wear.

Take physick, porno,

Espose thyself to feel what wretches feel Sbak: They have in physick use of pomander and 2. A procession of splendour and ostenta: knots of pou ders for drying of rheums, comfort. tion. ing of the heari, and provoking of sleep. Butor.

The bright pomp ascended jubilant. Miltas

. POMA’TUM, 1. s. (Latin.] An ointment.

All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the I gave him a little pomatum to dress the scab.


Of your own pomp yourself the greatest part, TO POME, V. n. (pommer, Fr.), To grow

brader to a round head like an apple. Dict. Such a numerous and innocent multitude, PomeCITRON. n. s. (pome and citron.) A

cloathed in the charity of their benefactors, was citron apple.


a mere beautiful expression of joy and thanksPOMEGRA’NATE. 1. s. (romum granatum,

giving, than could have been exhibited by all the pemps of a Roman triumph.

Guardias Latin.)

Po'mpholYX. n. S. A white, light, and 1. The tree. The flower of the pomegranate consists of many

very friable substance, found in crusts leaves placed in a circular order, which expand in

adhering to the doines of the furnaces form of a rose, whose bell-shaped multitid and to the covers of the large crucibles; flowercup afterwards becones a globular fruit, in which brass is made either from a having a thick, smooth, brittle rind, and is divide

mixture of copper and lapis calaminaris, ed into several cells, which contain oblong hardy seeds, surrounded with a soft pulp.

Hill Miller.

or of copper and zink. It was the nightingale, and not the lark

Poʻmpion. n. s. (pompon, Fr.) A pump. That pier'd the fearful hollow of thine ear;

kin. A sort of large truit.

Dict. Nightly shu sings on yon pomegranate tree. PoʻMPIRE. n. s. (pomum and pyrus, Latin.) Sbakspeare. A sort of pearmain.

dinstvorth. 2. The fruit.

POʻMPOUS. adj. (pompeux, Fr.) Splen. In eines past they dyed scarlet with the seed

did; magnificent ; grand. of a pomegranate.

Nor on its slender tvigs

What tatt'ring scenes our wand'ring fancy Low bending be the full pomegranate scorn'd.

wrought, Thomsen.

Rome's por pow's glories rising to our thought. Po’MEROY.

Pepee 2 nos. A sort of apple. PO'MEROYALS

An inscriprion in the ancient way, plain, pes. Ainsiuorib.

pous, yet modest, will be best. Αιιετίury.


POʻMPOUSLYadv. [from pompous. ] by porderation, is only the difference betweenii Magnificently; splendidly.

that and the air imbibed.

Arbuthnot. Whate'er can urge ambitious youth to fighe

PO NDERER. 1. s. (trom ponder.] He who She pompously displays before their siglie. Dryade

ponders. Po’MPOUSNESS. n. s. [from pompous.). PONDERO'sity. n. s. (from ponderous. ]

Magnificence; splendour; showiness; Weight; gravity ; heaviness. ostentatiousness.

Crystal will sink in water, as carrying in its The English and French raise their language own bulk a greater ponderosity than the space in with metaphors, or by the pumírus Piss of the

any water it durh occupy.

Brorun. whole phrase wear off any liileness that appears

Guld is remarkable for its admirable ductility in the particular parts.

Aduison. and punder usity, wherein it excels all other bodies. POND. n. 5. (supposed to be the same

Ray. with pound; pindan, Saxon, to shut up.]

PONDEROUS, adj. (ponderosus, froin A sinall pool or lake of water ; a basin;

pondus, Lat.) water not running or emitting any

1. Heavy; weighty.

It is more difficult to make gold, which is the stream. In the midst of all the place was a fair pond,

most ponderons and materiate amo"gst metals, of

other metals less pouderous and materiate, than, whose shaking crystal was a perfece mirror to all

via versa, to make silver of lead or quicksilver; the other beauties, so that it bare shew of

both which are more ponderous than silver. Bacen. two gardens.


His pond'rous shield behind hiin cast. Milton. Through bogs and mires, and oft through pond

Upon laying a weight in one of the scales, inor pool, There swallow'd up.

scribed eternity, though I threw in that of time,

Had marine bodies been found in only one

prosperity, aftliction, wealth, and poverty, which place, it might have been suspected, that the sea

seemed very ponderous, they were not able to stir the opposite balance.

Addison, tias, what the Caspian is, a great pond or lake,

Because all the parts of an undisturbed fluid contined to one part.

His building is a town,

are of equal gravity, or gradually placed accordo

ing to the difference of it, any concretion, that His pond an ocean, his parterre a down. Pope.

can be supposed to be naturally made in such a To Pond. V. a. To ponder. A corrupt fluid, must be all over of a similar gravity, or obsolete word.

have the more ponderous parts nearer to its basis. O my liege lord, the god of my life,

Bentley Pleaseth you pond your suppliant's plaint. Spens. 2. Important; momentous. Io Po'NDER. v. a. (pondero, Latin.) To If your more ponderous and settled project weigh mentally; to consider ; to at

May suffer alteration, I'll point you

Where you shall have receiving shall become tend.

Sbakspeare. Mary kept all these things, and pondered them

3. Forcible; strongly impulsive. in her heart,

Luke. Colours, popularities, and circumstances sway

Imagination hath more force upon things

living, than things inanimate; and upon light the ordinary judgment, not fully pondering the


and subrle motions, than upon motions veheThis ponder, that all nations of the earth

ment or ponderous.

Bacon, Shall in his seed be blessed.


Impatient of her load,
Intent he seeni'd,

And lab'ring underneath the pond'rous god,

The more she strove to shake him from her And pond' ing fucure things of wond'rous weight,


breast, Tc PO’NDER. V. n. To think ; to muse :

With far superiour force he press'd. Dryder.

Press'd with the pond'rous blow, with on. This is an improper use of Down sinks the ship within th' abyss below. the word

Dryden. This tempest will not give me leave to ponder Po’NDEROUSLY. adv. (from ponderous. ] On things would hurt me more. Sbakspeare. With great weight.

Włom gond'ring thus in human miseries, When Venus saw, lier heav'nly sire bespoke.

PO’NDEROUSNESS. n. s. (from ponderous.] Dryden.

Heaviness; weight; gravity: PO'NDERAL, adj. (from pon.!ıls, Latin.]

The oil and spirit place themselves under om Estimated by weight; distinguished

above one another, according as their ponderousai ness makes them swim or sink.

Boyle. fro:n numeral.

PO'NDWEED. 11. s. (potamogeiton.) 'A Thus did the money dracima in process of time decrease ; but all the while we may suppose PONENT. adj. (ponente, Italian.] West


Ainswortba the poad.rul drachma to have continued the same, just as it has happeued to us, as well as our neighbours, whose fenueral libra remains as Thwart of these, as fierce, it was, though the nummary bath much de- Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds creased. drbuthnot. Eurus and Zephyr.

Miltoni PO'NDERABLE, adj. [from pondero, Lat.] PONIARP. n. s. (poignard, French; pugio, Capable to be weighed; niensurabic by

Latin.) A dagger; a short stabbing scales.

weapon. 'The bite of an asp will kill within an hour, yet

She speaks poniards, and every word stabs:

Shakspeare. the impression is scarce visible, and the poison communicated not ponderable.


Melpomene would be represented, in her right hand a naked poniard.

Peacbaa. PONDERA’TION. n. s. (from pondero, Lat.)

Poniards hand to hand The act of weighing.

Be banish'd from the field, that none shall dard While we perspire, we absorb the outward With short'aed sword to stab in closer war. air, and the quantity of pexspired matter, found

Drydos Vou. III.







T. PO’NIARD. v.d. (poignardier, Fr.] rises up so upon his hind-legs, that he To stab with a poniard.

is in danger of coming over. Bailey, PONK. n. s. [Of this word I know not POʻNTON. n. s. (French.) A floating

the original.] A nocturnal spirit; a bridge or invention to pass over water : hag.

it is made of two great boats placed at Ne let the ponk, nor other evil sprights, some distance from one another, both Ne let mischievous witches.


planked over, as is the interval between PO'NTAGE. n. s. (pons, pontis, bridge.]

them, with rails on their sides; the Duty paid for the reparation of bridges. In right of the church, they were formerly

whole so strongly built as to carry over

horse and cannon. by the common law discharged from pontage and

Military Dict. murage.


The black prince passed many a river without POʻNTIFF. 1. s. (pontife, French; pontifex, Porry. n. s. [I know not the original of

the help of pontons.

Spectator. Latin.] 1. A priest; a high priest.

this word, unless it be corrupted from Livy relates, that there were found two cof- puny.) A small horse. fins, whereof the one contained the body of Pool. n. s. (pul, Sax. poel, Dutch.) A Numa, and the other his books of ceremonies, lake of standing water. and the discipline of the pontifs. Bacon,

Moss, as it cometh of moisture, so the water 2. The pope.

must but slide and not stand in a pool. Baces. Ponti'FICAL. adj. (pontifical, Fr. ponti- Sea he had search'd, and land, ficalis, Lat.]

From Eden over Pontus, and the pool

Milter. 1. Belonging to a high priest.

Love oft to virtuous acts inflames the mind, 2. Popish.

Awakes the sleepy vigour of the soul,
It were not amiss to answer by a herald the

And brushingo'er, adds vigour to the pool

. Dra. next pontifical attempt, rather sending defiance

The circling streams, once thought the parts than publishing answers.


of blood, The pontifical authority is as much superior From dark oblivion Harvey's name shall sare

. to the regal, as the sun is greater than the moon.

Dryder Baker.

After the deluge, we suppose the vallies and 3. Splendid; magnificent.

lower grounds, where the descent and derisa Thus did I keep my person fresh and new, tion of the water was not so easy, to have been My presence, like a robe pontifical,

full of lakes and pools.

BETH. Ne'er seen, but wonder'd at. Sbakspeare. (from pons and facio.] Bridge building. POOP. n.s. (pouppe, Fr. puppis, Lat.) The This sense is, I believe, peculiar to

hindmost part of the ship:

Some sat upon the top of the poop weesi Milton, and perhaps was intended as an

and wailing, till the sea swallowed them. Siday equivocal satire on popery,

The poop was beaten gold. Shakspear. Nou had they brought the work by wond'rous Perceiving that the pigeon had only lost *

piece of her tail through the next opening of the Pontifical, a ridge of pendent rocks

rocks, they passed safe, only the end of thes Over the vex'd abyss.

Paradise Lost.
pomp was bruised.

Relap PONTIFICAL. n. s. (pontificale, Latin.] He was openly set upon the poop of the galk.

Kailles A book containing rites and ceremonies ecclesiastical.

With wind in poop, the vessel ploughs the sea, What the Greek and Latin churches did, may

And measures back with specd her former waj.

Dryden be seen in portificals, containing the forms for consecrations.

POOR. adj. (pauvre, Fr. po-ure, Span.)

South. By the pontifical, no altar is to be consecrated 1. Not rich; indigent; necessitous ; opwithout reliques.

Stilling feet. pressed with want. Pontí'FICALLY. adv. [from portifical.] Poor cuckoldly knave-I wrong him to cha In a pontifical manner.

him poor; they say he hath inasses of money. Ponti'FICATE. n. s. (pontificat, French;


Who builds a church to God and not to fare pontificatus, Lat.) Papacy; popedom.

Will never mark the marble with his name; He turned hermit in the view of being ad- Go search it there, where to be born and de vanced to the pontificate.

Addison. Of rich and poor, makes all the history. Party Painting, sculpture, and architecture

Teach the old chronicle, in future times, recover themselves under the present pontificate, 'To bear no meni’ry but of pior rogues crimes if the wars of Italy will give them leave. Addis.

Harta POʻNTIFICE. s. (pons and facio.] 2. Triling; narrow; of little dignity, Bridge-work; edifice of a bridge.

force, or value. He, at the brink of Chaos, near the foot Of this new ond'rous pontifice, unhopu

A conservatory of snow and ice used for de Met his offspring dear.

licacy to cool wine, is a poor and contempt...

Atilton. PONTIFICIAN. adj. [from fontiff.] Ad

use, in respect of other uses that may be mine of it.

Bers hering to the pope ; popish.

How poor are the imitations of nature in een Many other doctors, both pontificians and of mon course of experiments, except they be le the reformed church, mainta. 11, that God sanctio by great judgment. fied the seventh day.

V bite. When he delights in sin, as he observes it in PO'NTLEVIS. n. s. In horsemanship, is a

other men, he is wholly transtormed from the disorderly resisting action of a horse in

creature God first made him : nay, has consunse disobedience to his rider, in which he

those poor remainders of good that the sin : Adam lett him.

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