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in a difficulty whichever way he the Italian dukes. They were
may reply, 93, 9

generally of gold, 102, 19
diriges, funeral hymns, 5, 14
disagreement, refusal, objection, edify (to), in the phrase to edify
78, 5

with=to produce an effect upon,
discharge (10), to relieve from
blame, to acquit, 214, 3

embar (to), to put a stop to, for-
discompose (to), to interfere with,

bid, 119, 27
to remove from a position, 217, engage (to), to pledge, pawn or
33

mortgage, 103, 14
discountenancer, a depressor, one engine, a plot or stratagem, 38, 19

who strives to keep others down, entertain, to cherish, gratify, please,
II 2, 20

181, 32
discover (to), to unfold, disclose, entertainment (a countenance of),
explain, 104,24

manners of society, a company
discovery, enquiry, espionage, 35,

face, 204, 5

entire (n.), entirety, 143, 26
disguises, masks, court entertain- entire, trustworthy, faithful, 220, 8
ments of a dramatical kind, 219, escuage, a tax or feudal duty paid

in lieu of military service, 148,
disinherison, the disinheriting, 8, 32
19: 15, 17

espials, spies, 105, 12: 106, 32:
disinterest (to), to relieve from ob-

116, 14, 17
ligation, 55, 20

evading, escaping, getting clear of,
dismes (Fr. disme), tithes, tenth 219, 23

parts, a term employed in taxa- evangile, good news, a pledge of
tion, 142, 27: 143, 5

peace, end of all litigation,
dismiss himself (to), to resign vol-
untarily, 200, 31

exasperate, embittered, exasperated,
dispeopling, the emptying a country 77, 3
of people, 82, 22

exhibition, maintenance, support,
distaste, a dislike, dissatisfaction, as the term is now used in
125, 7

schools and colleges, 200, 21
distasted with, out of love with, expect (to), to wait for, 64, 1: 103,
disliking, 163, 21

24: 138, 18
distemper (to), to spoil the charac- expedite (adj.), prepared for the

ter of, to lead wrong, 81, 26 march (of troops), 166, 9,
dormant, slumbering, ready to be expedited, issued, sent forth, 200,
waked up, 171, 6

29
doubt (to)=to fear, 130, II

extraordinary (adv.), extraordina-
doubts, fears, 55, 10

rily, 158, II
drape (to), to manufacture cloth, extreme (adv.), exceedingly, very,
drapery, the manufacturing of eye (to), to have regard unto, 54,
cloth, 73, 27

27
drily, meanly, scurvily, 181, 11
dry, profitless, unproductive, 104, fact, act, deed, 50, 29: 105, 4
7

fancy (to), to have a liking for, to
ducats, coins originally issued by

think well of, 154, 14

134, 22

74, 1

202, 28

216, 31

II

66

as

fast, secure, well-guarded, 157, 30 gossip, godfather, 106, 1
fasthanded, grasping, niggardly, grace (to fall into), to become a
188, 14

favourite, 68, 17
fatal, fated, inevitable, 148, 5: greece (Lat. gradus, Romance, grès),
177, 14: 208, 2

stairs or steps, 162, 17
favour, good looks, 105, 20: 200, groat, a silver fourpence, 197, 15

7
felicity, good fortune, success, 35, habilitate, legally qualified, 15, 31
25

half-couraged, faint-hearted, 155,
females = mothers, those which

13
give birth, 126, 30

half-face, tial resemblance, 191,
fifteenths, a tax of a fifteenth part

of all the moveables of any half-pace, the uppermost step be-
person, 147, 25

tween the chancel and the choir
fired, exposed to the fire, 166, 29 of a church, 98, 3
flies, a word used of King Henry's hand, signature to a bond, 102, 24

spies, apparently on account of hund (to bear in), to make believe,
their restless busy character, 95, 4

hardly, sparingly, thristily, 148,
float (in), afloat, overflowing, 128,
7

harebrain, foolish, mad, perhaps
forces, outbreaks of violence, in allusion to the proverb
mob-riots, 62, 21

mad as a March-hare,” 204, 9
fordone, laid aside, resigned, given harness, armour, coats of mail,
up, 143, 7

149, 3
forepassed, passed over, allowed head (to run upon a), to gather

to lapse (of the time for making confusedly together, 130, 9
a claim), 70, 6

headship, patronage, favouring, 62,
fore-slowing, acting in a dilatory 27

manner, dawdling, 152, 22 hold, prison, confinement, 120, 21
forth (to lie), to be lying carelessly homager, vassal, feudal subject,
about, 218, 16

44, 18: 81, 24
fortune (to), to chance, to happen husband, a man of economy, 59, 5
by accident, 172, 26

husbandry, economy, thrift, 91, 5
finerals, used, in the plural, of
one funeral, 190, 1

idol, a sham personage or pre-

tender to any character, as
gaol (to), to imprison, to put in opposed to the real person,
gaol, 196, 27

24, 25: 113, 24: 169, 5
gate-vein, the principal vein or ill, weak, diseased, 208, 29

artery which conveys most blood, impatronise (to), to make oneself
used here metaphorically of the patron or master, 84, 27
course of trade, 146, 4

impoisoner, a poisoner, 6, 8
gaze (at a), wonder-struck, 126, 5 import (to), to be of interest to
glosses, explanations, interpreta- (followed by an accusative with-
tions, 214, 14

out a preposition), 55, 33
goal, an object aimed at, or de. importune, accepting no refusal,
sired, 199, 16

incessant, 138, 33

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impound (to), to shut up, enclose, itinerary, partaking of the cha-
confine, 154, 5

racter of a progress or legal
impropriate (to), to appropriate,

visitation, 39, 3
gain for one's own, 17, 9: 216,
impuissance, want of power, weak-

joustings, tournaments, tilts, com-

bats by appointment, 98, 32
ness, 92, 15
incense

, honorary offerings, signs jubile, a time of festivity or re-
of joy, 188, 29

joicing, 183, 2
inchoation, first efforts, commence-
ment, 62, 22: 92, 6

kindle (to), to provoke, to enrage,
incompetent, unfounded, without

173, 22
grounds, unsatisfactory, 31, 1: king-at-arms, the herald, who
unable to sue in a court of

regulates (among other duties)
justice, as persons not yet of the nature and granting of all
full age and others, 70, 8

armorial bearings, 99, 3.
indifferent, applying to all alike,

kings, used to signify a king and
impartial, 63, 15

queen, 13, 33 : 98, 11: 101, 24
indifferently

, impartially, fairly, knights-bachelors, á lower order of
187, 15

knighthood than knights-ban-
indubitate, undoubted, certain,

nerets, 121, 10
true, 8, 19

knot, confederacy, united band,
inexpected, unexpected, 213, 24

II3, 29
infausting, an omen of ill-luck,

knowledge (to take), to admit, to
179, 22

let anything be known, 110, 30
ingenerate, inborn, natural, 6, 17
inheritress, heiress, 11, 33
inlawed, under the protection of labour (to), to urge strongly, to

the law, opposite to outlawed, press hard, 110, 24
16, 1

laics, laymen, 120, 27
inn (to), to gather in, as of a land (to take) = to land, after a
harvest, 65, 6

sea-voyage, roi, 2
innocents, idiots, fools, 207, 19 land-louper, a wandering vaga-
intelligences, informations, 115, 18 bond, man of unsettled life,
intend (to), to attend to, 70, 18:

105, 25
157, 7: 209, 3

lay down (to), to put aside, give
interested, connected with, con-
cerned with, 194, 12

laying down, the giving up or
interreign, an interregnum, 9, 10 laying aside, 149, 5
invasive, partaking of the nature leave (to), to cease, 81, 22
of an invasion, 44, 14

legiances (more usually spelt alle-
investing, taking possession of, giances), lawful services, 142, 7
occupying, 173, ?

let (to), to hinder or prevent,
inviolate, successful, unimpaired,

119, 12
unfailing, 212, 25

to fail, cease, leave off,
inward, intimate, confidential, 126, 159, 15

levy (to), used of a siege, to raise
inwardness, confidential commu-

it and depart, 77, 2
nication, 43, 27

lie (to), to be imprisoned, 209, 9

up, 162, 28

93, 22

84, 28

181, 29

lieger(often written leiger or leidger), diers or sailors who are dead,

a messengerorambassador, 199,
32: 216, 14

much, in the sense of very quali-
like (to have), to be nearly doing, fying an adjective, 29, 5

to be in danger of doing a murrey, a dark red colour, 112, 2
thing, 155, 3
likely, imminent, 142, 30

natural, naturalized, a settled de.
litigious, involving legal disputes, nizen, 201, II

nearness, niggardliness, parsimo.
liver (n.), one who lives, 4, 1

ny, 193, 12
livery, the distinctive dress of re- neck (in the)

followirg close
tainers, 191, 20

upon. Cf. at the heels, 101, 23
long of, owing to, 220, 14

nocent, guilty, 194, 13
noises, rumours, reports, 150, 13

notorious, conspicuous, for all to
make (to) somewhat for, to con- see, 28, 5

tribute to, to help on, 105, 31
malice (used of a disease), malig- obnoxious, indebted to, like Lat.
nity, 12, 23

obnoxius, 43, 6
mannerhood, character for manli- occasions, circumstances, purposes,
ness, 71, 26

exigencies, 202, 30
manured, manœuvred, worked, 70, occurrents, occurrences, 68, 27:

26
marches, border lands, as the Eng- of rin, 64, 13: 159, II

lish marches, 76, 6: signifying offertory, an offering up, 1T, 23.
those parts round Calais which officious, helpful, of good service,
joined close to the French ter-
ritory.

often (adj.), frequent, 161, 4 : 176,
master-reach, superior penetration, 31
217, 29

old, computed at an ancient valua.
matronal, matronly, womanly, 199, tion ; so old rent =

rents which
14

had not been raised from the
mattacina (Ital.), a pantomime, or old standard, and which might
farce, 38, 7

therefore be largely advanced,
mean, of middle rank, 201, 15

123, 7
means, reason : by means of = by opinion, popular repute, common
reason of, 114, 31

fame, 104, 6
merchand (to), to traffic, to bargain oppignorated, pledged, given in
for, 91, 30

pledge, 91, 31
mercurial (n.), a subtle, cunning orator, ambassador, 162, 9
fellow, 104, 19

ordnance, great guns, chief ar.
minatory, of a threatening cha- tillery, 21, 6
racter, 73, 6

out (to be), not to know one's part,
minished, diminished, 196, 19

to be at fault, 104, 21
mint, the coinage of money, regu- over-liver, the longer liver of the

lations of the coinage, 213, 3 two, 175, 5
missives, letters of order, des- overmerit, desert so great that no
patches, 36, 15

reward can repay it, 122, 29
mort-pays, wages received for sol. over-rule (to), to set aside, 124, 8

116, 23

209, 2

overseen, deceived, mistaken, look phthisic, phthisis, consumption,

ing beyond the mark, 163, 17
over-trading, bringing in too many piece, a part to play, 207, 27

imports, without taking away a pieces, pictures, 4, 7
corresponding quantity of ex- pill (to), to peel, strip bare, 149, 1
ports, 58, 32

pilling, peeling, stripping of the
over-weighed, out-weighed, coun- hair (pilum), or skin (pellis),
terbalanced, 122, 27

142, 17, 27
oyer and terminer, the French place (to take), to prevail, to assert

title of courts of assize, having itself, 190, 14
power to hear and decide, 178, 5

(to take no)=to be unsuc-

cessful, 68, 3
pact, agreement, compact, 7, 19:

plausible, used in a good sense, as
27, 30: 144, 23

excellent, praiseworthy, 7, 30
pain, penalty, fine, punishment,

plays, dramas in real life, 178, 13
191, 30

plume (to), to pluck off the fea.
pale, a term used for the parts

thers, to strip bare, 103. 16
round Calais, where English points, ribbons or laces wherewith
rule prevailed, 75, 32.

The

to tie parts of the dress, 195, 33
word is also used of those parts

poll (to), lit. to cut the hair, and
of Ireland where the law of

hence, to shear down in any
England was recognized

way, 148, 33
parricides, used to signify any

pontifical, priestly or papal, 220,

26
murderers, 6, 13
partakers, partizans, confederates popular, vulgar, belonging to the
38, 30 : 76, 16: 109, 14: 120,

common people, 90, 10: paying
9: 151, 7

court to the mob, hunting after
particular, a detailed description,

popularity, 150, 1

port, carriage, behaviour, expendi-
particulars, some particular per-

ture, 93, 17
sons, 131, 5

pose, sometimes spelt appose, to
party, plaintiff in a legal cause,

question, to examine, to puzzle,

III, 5
passable, tolerable, endurable, 40, postilled, labelled, docketed, an-
30

notated, 193, 3
passages, circumstances which have posts, messengers, post-haste, 203,

occurred or come to pass, 107,
15

200, 6

213, 6

4

precedent, previous, going before,
passing (adv.), exceedingly, 181, 8 7, 19
pedantical, savouring of the school- precept, a legal order or injunc-
master, 187, 29

tion, 191, 7
peregrination, wandering to and prejudge (to), to have a prejudice
fro, 107, 27

against, 8, 17: 21, 30
perforce, by force, 168, 21

premier seisins, a feudal tax for the
person, character, 23, 14

first entry on an inheritance, if
perspective, inquisition, examina. the heir-at-law were of full age,

tion, looking into, 25, 31
pesterous, pestiferous, pernicious, prest, a loan (see notes), 18, 28

pretorian, like the power of the

191, 16

196, 29

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