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Poulce, n. Fr. the pulfe, T.ü. 1120.
Poule, pr. n. St. Paul, 7229; Poules windowes, 3318,

See the n.
Pounfoned, part. pa. punched with a bodkin, P. 184.
Poupe, v. to make a noise with a horn, 15405, 17039.
Pourcbace, n. Fr. to buy, 610-to provide, 5293;

T.ji. 1125 Pourchas, n. Fr. acquisition, purchase, 258, 7033. Poure, v. R. 1640, T. ii. 1908, as porc. Poure, adj. Fr. poor, 6769, 6775. Pourtraie, v. Fr. to draw a picture, 96. Pourtrajour, n. a drawer of pictures, 1901. Pourtraiture, a picture or drawing, 1917, 1970. Praflike, n, Fr. practise, 5769. Preamble, n. Fr. preface, 6413. Preambulatioun, n. preamble, 6419. Precious, adj. Fr. over nice, 5730,9836. Predestiné, n. Fr. predestination, T. iv. 966. Predication, n. Fr. preaching, a sermon, 12279. Prees, n. Fr. a press or crowd, 5066, 6104. Prefe, preve, n. Fr. proof, trial, 8663; at preve, T. iii.

1004, upon trial; with evil prefe, 5829, evil may it

prove. See With. Prefiet, n.Pr.Lat. a governour or principal magistrate,

15830. Preife, n. Fr. commendation, 8902. Preise, v. Fr. to commend, 8898, 9420-to value,

9728. Prentis, n. Fr, an apprentice, 4383, 5885. Prentisode, n. apprenticeship, 4398. Preparat, part, pa. Lat. prepared, 16278. Prés, adv. Fr. dear; so I suspect this word is to be un

derstood in ver. 14143, of prés, i.e. at hand, close; de prés, Fr.; or perhaps of prés may be put for in a prees. See Prees. Prese, v. Fr. to press or crowd, 2582; R. 4198.

Present, v. Fr. to offer, to make a present of, 12190;

and with the wine she gan hem to present, L. W.
1093; and smote his head of, his fader to present,
P. L. 18.
Presentarie, adj. Lat. present, Bo. v. pr. 6.
Prefi, adj. Fr. ready, 'T. ii. 785, iii. 919.
Pretend, v. Fr. to lay claim to, T. iv. 922.
Preterit, adj. Fr. passed, R. 5011.
Preve, v. Fr. to try, 8575, 9028-to demonstrate by
trial, 10112.

V. neut. to turn out upon trial, 8876.
Prick, n. Sax. a point, Bo. ii. pr. 7; F. ii. 3992

pointed weapon, 2608.
Prick, prike, v. wound, 8914---to fpur a horse,

to ride hard, 16029; R. 2314.
Prickafour, n. a hard rider, 189.
Pricking, n. hard riding, 191.
Prideles, adj. Sax, without pride, 8806.
Prie, v. to look curiously, 3458, 7320.
Prikke, n. 5449. See Prick.
Prime, adj. Fr. Lat. first; at prime temps, R. 3373,

at the first time; at prime face, T. iii. 921, at first

appearance. Prime, n. the first quarter of the artificial day, T. ii.

1995 ; half way prime, 3904, prime half spent. See
the n.on ver. 3924; prime large, 10674, prime far
advanced : in ver. 10387 it seems to he used meta-

phorically for the season of action or business.
Primerole, n. Fr, a primrose, 3268; Conf. Am. 148,b.
Primetemps, n. Fr. spring, R. 4747.
Pris, n. fr. price, 817----praise, 67, 237; T. ii. 181,

376; or it be prys, or it be blame, Conf. Am. 165. Privé, adj. Fr. private; privé and apert, 6696, private

and publick; privé man,8395, a man entrusted with private business.


Prively, adv. privately, 1445.
Privetee, n. private business, 3454, 3603.
Procesi, n. Lat. progress, 2969.
Profesioun, n. Fr. the monastick profession, 13085;

R. 4910.
Probeme, n. Fr. Gr. a preface, 7919.
Proine, v. Fr. proviyner; it seems to have signified ori-

ginally to take cuttings from vines, in order to plant them out; from hence it has been used for the cutting away of the superfluous shoots of all trees, which we now call pruning, and for that operation which birds, and particularly hawks, perform upon them: selves, of picking out their fuperfluous or damaged feathers. In allusion to this latt fente Damianis faid to proine and pike himself, 9885. Gower, speaking of an eagle, says,

For there he pruneth him and piketh,

As doth an hauke, whan him wel liketh. Conf. Am. 139. Prolle, v. to go about in search of a thing, 16830. Provable, adj. Fr. capable of being demonstrated, R,

5414. Provende, n. Fr. præbenda, Lat. a prebend, a daily or

annual allowance or stipend, R.6931. See Du Cangę

in v. Præbenda. Provendre, n. a prebendary, T. L. ii. 326. Proverbe, n. Fr. Lat. a prudential maxim, 62 33,9441. Proverbe, v. to speak proverbially, T. iii. 294. Provostry, n. Fr the office of provoit or prefect; pre

feitura, Bo. iii. pr. 4. Prow, 11. Fr. profit, advantage, 12234, 13338. Prowelle, n. Fr. integrity, bo. iv. pr. 3. Pruce, pr. n. Prusia, 53. Pruce, adj. Prussian, 2124. Pruned, pa. t. C. D. 1874, as proined. Ptbolomee, pr. n. 5764, 5906. See the n. on ver. 5764,

17278, and Rom, de la R. 7399, 19449

Puella and Rubens, 2047, the names of two figures in

geomancy reprefenting two constellations in hea-
ven: Puella signifieth Mars retrograde, and Rubeus

Mars direct, Sp.
Pulcbritude, n. Lat. beauty, C. L. 613.
Pullaile, n. Fr. poultry, R. 7094.
Pulled ben, 177. See the n. I have been told since that

a hen whose feathers are pulled or plucked off will
not lay any eggs; if that be true there is more force

in the epithet than I apprehended. Penice, v. Fr. to punish, R. 7187; T. v. 1706. Pure, adj. Fr. mere, very. See the n. on ver. 1281,

and add these instances, pure fere, Du. 1251, pure

kind, F. ii. 316.
Pured, part. pa. purified, 5725, 11864.
Purpiled, part. pa. See the n, on ver. 193.
Purpos, n. Fr. purpose, design, 6293-proposition in

discourse, T. ii. 897-
Purprise, n. Fr. an inclosure, R. 3987.
Purveyance, n. Fr. foresight, providence, 1254, 3013

provision, 3566.
Purveye, v. to foresee, T. iv. 1066-to provide, 6173.
Puterie, n. Fr. whoredom, P. 248.
Putours, n. pl. whoremongers, P. 248.
Pythagoras, pr. n. Du. 1167. See the passage quoted

in v. Aurora,

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Quad, quade, adj. Teut. bad. See the n. on ver.4345,
and ver. 13368; none quad, nothing evil, Conf. Am.

Quaile-pipe, n. a pipe used to call qtrails, R. 7213.
Quaire, n. Fr. a quire of paper, a book, B. K. 675.
Quakke, n. 4150, seems to be put for an inarticulate

noise occasioned by any obstruction in the throat. Qualme, n. Sax. sickness, 2016-the noise made by a raven, 'T. v. 382.

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Quappe, v. to tremble, to quake, T. iii. 52; L. W. 865.
Quarels, n. pl. Fr. square arrows, R. 1823.
Queint, n. See Junii Etymolog. in v.
Queinte, adj. Fr. ftrange, 2335, 10553; I made of that

lefe full queint, R. 3079. See ver. 11530. He made

it strange--cunning, artful, 3605,4049--trim, neat, Queinte, pa. t. & part. of quench, v. Sax. quenched,

2336, 2338,9.
Queintife, n. trimness, neatness, R. 2250excesive

trimness, P. 255-cunning, P. 226.
Quelle, v. Sax. to kill, to destroy, 15396, 16173.
Queme, v. Sax. to pleale, R. 7222; T.v.695 ; wel me

qucmeth, Conf. Am. 68.
Quene, n. Sax. a queen, 4581-a harlot, R. 7082.
Querne, n. Sax. a handmill, 14080; F. iii. 708.
Querrour, n. Fr. one that works in a stone quarry, R.

Quefte, n. Fr. a prayer or demand, F. iii. 648.
Queft-mongers, n. pl. packers of inquests or juries, P.

Quetbe, v. Sax. to say, to declare; I quethe him quite,
R. 6999, is a translation of an old technical term in
the law, Clamo illi quietum ; the original Fr. bas only

Je quitte.
Quik, adj. Sax. alive, 1017 ; R. 5056.
Quikkeft, fuperl. d. speedieft; the quikkesi ftrete,

11806, the most expeditious way.
Quiken, v. Sax. to make alive, 15949,
Quiked, part. pa. made alive, 11362.
Quiked, pa. t. of the fame v. used in a neutral sense,

2337, became alive.
Quinible, n. 3332, is the instrument, I suppose, which
is called in barb. Lat. quinterna and quintaria. See
Du Cange and Carpentier in v. Quinternizare, and
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