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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 cdify 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, fordiscompose (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, II2, 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- 134, 22 untarily, 200, 31

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

exhibition, maintenance, support, distaste, à 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.), extraordinadoubts, fears, 55, 10

rily, 158, 11 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

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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 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, partial resemblance, 191, fifteenths, a tax of a fifteenth part

of all the moveables of any half-pace, the uppermost step beperson, 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, 2 I 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 withtions, 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 chaconfine, 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 reof joy, 188, 29

joicing, 183, 2 inchoation, first efforts, commencement, 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, a lower order of 187, 15

knighthood than knights-banindubitate , undoubted, certain,

nerets, 121, 10 true, 8, 19

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

IIZ, 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, Ion, 2 innocents, idiots, fools, 207, 19 land-louper, a wandering vagaintelligences, 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, concerned 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 alleinvesting, taking possession of, giances), lawful services, 142, 7 occupying, 173, 2

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

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

a messengerorambassador, 199, 32: 216, 14

much, in the sense of very qualilike (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

rocent, 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, manoeuvred, worked, 70, occurrents, occurrences, 68, 27:

26 marches, border lands, as the Eng- of=in, 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 territory.

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

old, computed at an ancient valuamatronal, 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

rewar

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

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overseen, deceived, mistaken, look- phthisic, phthisis, consumption, ing beyond the mark, 163, 17

209, 2 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, I 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.

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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, murderers, 6, 13

26 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, expendiparticulars, 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,

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

occurred or come to pass, 107, 15

precedent, previous, going before, passing (adv.), exceedingly, 181, 8 7, 19 pedantical, savouring of the school- precept, a legal order or injuncmaster, 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, 28 196, 29

pretorian, like the power of the

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