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Corfiint, n. Fr. a holy body, a faint, C. D. 940;
the corfaunt and the kirke, P. L. 44. Corven, part. pa. of carve, v. Sax. cut, 2698. C011, n. Fr. a cousin or kiasman: it is sometimes used
adjectively, 744, 17159; allied, related. Cofinige, n. Fr. kindred, 13339. Coriage, n. Fr. cost, expence, 5831, 9002. Copieie, v. Fr. to go by the coast, B. K. 36. Calitre, adj. cofily, P. 183. Cofirell, n. a drinking-vessel, L.W.2655. Sce Du Cange
in v. Cc;trellus. Cote, n. Sax, a cottage, 8274. Cuie, 1. Fr. a coat, 8789-mote-armure, a coat worn
overarmour, upon which the armorial enligns of the
wearer tere usually embroidered, 1018, 2142. Cotidien, adj. Fr. daily; it is used as a substantive for a
quotidian ague, R. 2401. Couche, v. Fr. to lay, 16620. Couchel, part.pa. laid, 16668; couched with perles, 2163,
laid or trimmed with pearls. Coud, coude, pa. t. of conne, knew, was alle, 94,5. See
the Ejiy, &c.n.35: it is used as a participle pa. P. 270, 1o that initead of always in the note I thould
have said generally. Çoveiti, v. Fr. to covet, R. 6173. Covenable, adj. Fr. conveniunt, suitable, P. 141. Coverchiefs, n. pl. Fr. headcloihes, 455. Coverili', n. Fr. a potlid, 7. ii. 289. Coveri, adj. Fr. fecret, covered, R. 6149. Covine, n. I'r. sccret contrivances, 606; R. 3799. Coulpe, n. Fr. a fault, P. 172. Count, v Fr. to account, to eleem, 4054, 4190. Co:interpeis, n. Fr. a counterpoile, a weight which ba
lances another, T. ii. 1:13. Counterfeife, V. Fr. to counspeile, I. ij. 660.
Counterplete, v. Fr. to plead against, L. W.476. Counter waite, v. Fr. to watch against, M. 276. Countour, n. Fr. comptoir, a countinghouse, 13143—
compteur, an arithmetician, Du. 435. Countour, 361. See the note. Cointretaille, n. Fr. a tally answering exactly to an
other, hence Echo is laid to answer at the countre
taille, 9066. Coure, v. Fr. to sit crouching like a brooding hen, R.
465. Couriepy. See the note on ver. 292. Court-man, 9366, a courtier, homme de cour, Fr. Couth, couthe, pa. t. of conne, knew, was able, 392; R.
753-part. pa. known, 14, 8818. Cowardis, n. Fr. want of courage, R. 2490. As to the
etymology of the adj. from which this word has been formed, I think the opinion of Twysden and Somner (Glof. ad X Script. v. Fridrite) much the most probable, who derive it from the barb. Lat. culum vertere, to turn tail, or run away. See Du Cange in v. Culverta and Culvertagium, who rejects the opinion above mentioned, but without suggesting anything so plausible. Culvert (as it is written in the oldest and best French mfl. that I have seen) miglit easily be corrupted, according to the French mode of pronunciation, into couart and couard--I have fomewhere scen the French language seriouily charged with indelicacy for its frequent and wanton ute of the word cul in composition; nor can the charge be said to be groundless. Beside the numerous instances which will occur to every body, I luipeet that this monosyllable makes part of a common and folemn term in our law, imported originally from France. Culprijt seems to me to have been a vulgar name for a prisoner, a person taken by that part
which is most exposed in running away. Holinshed has expressed the same idea more delicately, vol. iii. p. 842; “The prentises were caught by the backs, and “had to prison.” And so it is expressed in Ancient Scottish Poems, ip. 182, ver. 15-Yet Deid [Death]
fal tak bim be the bak. Cnye, v. Fr. to quiet, to sooth, T. ii. 801. Craftesman, n. Sax. a man of skill, 1899. Crake, v. Fr. to crack, 3999. Crake, crašel, v. Sax. to quaver hoarsely in singing,
9724; C. N. 119. Crampis, v. Fr. to contract violently, as the cramp
does, An. 170. Cratcbing, n. Sax. scratching, 2836. Crosed, part. pa. Fr. ecrafé, broken, 16402. Creance, n. Fr. faith, belief, 5335. Creance, v. Fr. to borrow money, 13219, 33, 96. Create, part. pa. Lat. created, P. 157. Crencled, part. pa. crincled, circularly formed, L. W.
2010; perhaps from the Ifand. kringe, circino, gyro. Crepil, n. Sax. a cripple, T. iv. 1458. Crevale, n. Fr. a chink or crevice, F. iii. 996. Criande, part. pr. of crie, v. Fr. crying, R. 3138. Crips, F. iii. 296, as crispe. Crilippus,pr.n.6259. I find the title of a work in Mont
faucon, Bibl. Bibl. p. 513, to which Chaucer may
women in general.
Gromes, n. pl. Sax. crumbs, 15528.
tula. Kilian. Crope, cropen, part. pa. of crepe, v. Sax. crept, 4257,
11918. Groppes, n. pl. Sax. the extremities of the shoots of vea
getables, 7; now in the crop, 1534, now at the top; crophe and rote, T. ii. 348, root and branch; the
whole of a thing. Crofilet, n. Fr. a crucible, 16585. Grouche, v. Sax. to sign with the cross, 9581. Croude, v. Sax. to Move together, 4716. Crouke, n. Sax. an earthen pitcher, 4156. Groun, n. Fr. signifies head, 4039, 4097. Croupe, n. Fr. the ridge of the back, 7141. Crowves feet, T. ii. 404, the wrinkles which spread from
the outer corners of the cyes; Spenser describes this mark of old age in the same manner, ecl. 12 ;
And by mine eie the crow his claw doth wright. Crowned, part. pa. wearing a crown; crowned malice,
10840, sovereign malice. Crull, adj. Sax. curled, 81, 3314. Cucurbite, n. Lat. a gourd, a velfel shaped like a gourd,
used in distillation, 16262. C::!pons, n. pl. Fr. Ihreds, 681; logs, 2869. Culver, n. Sax. a dove, L.W. 2307. Cuppe, n. Fr. a cup; withouten cujupe he drank all his
penance, 11254, he took large draughts of grief;
he made no use of a cup, but drank out of the poť. Curacion, n. Fr. cure, hcaling, T. i. 792; Bo. i. pr. 6. Cure, n. Fr. care; I do no cure, L. W. 152, I take no
Curfew-time, 3645, according to the Conqueror's
ediat, is said to have been ! h. p. m. Wallingham,
speaking of an event on the ad of September 1311, mentionsgh. as the hora ignitegii. It probably varied
with the leasons of the year. Curious, adj. Fr. careful, 13:56; R. 6578. Curtcis, adj. Fr. courteous, 99, 6869. Cuftomer, adj. Fr. accustomed, R. 4936. Cutte, iut, 837,847, 12727. seq. See the n.on ver. 837,
D. Diffe, n. Sax. a fool, 4206; thou dotest, doffe, quod
The, dull are thy wittes, P. P. 6, b. Darre, n. a Nip or shred, R. 7212. Dagged, part. pa. cut into Nips, P. 184. Dugging, n. slitting, cutting into Nips, P. 183. Dagon, n. a slip or piece, 7333. Damafcene, pr. n. the country about Damascus, 14013. Damafiene, pr. n. 435, Joannes Mefve Damafcenus,
an Arabian physician in the 8th and 9th century.
See Fabric. Bibl. Gr. t. xiii. p. 256. Dame, n. Fr. Lat, domina, mistress, lady, 7387, 7451
-mother, 3260. Dampne, v. Fr. tò condemn, 5530, 5652. Dan, n. Fr. Lat. dominus, lord, was a title commonly
given to monks, 12973, 13935,6. See the n. on ver. 9684. It is also prefixed by Chaucer to the names of other persons of all sorts; Dan Arcite, 2893; Dan
Burnell, 15318; Dan Caton, 14977. Dance, n. Fr. the olde dance, 478, 12013, the old game.
See R. 4300; T. ii. 696. The French have the same
phrase, elle fiait assez de la vieille Danse. Cotgrave. Danger, n. Fr. a dangerous situation; in danger, 665.
See the note, and R. 1470-coyness, sparingnefs,
R. 1147; T. ii. 384; with danger, 6103, sparingly. Dangereus, adj. difficult, sparing, 519, 5733. Dante, pr. n. 6709, 14771; L. W. 360; F. i. 450. See
the n. on ver. 6710, and Gloff. in v. Latorder.