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position; something laid down, affirma. THI'BLE. 2. s. A slice; a scummer; a tively or negatively.


Ainswortb. The truth of what you here lay down THICK. adj. (Dicce, Sax. dick, Dutch; By some example should be shewii. An honest but a simple pair

dzck, Danish ; tbickur, Islandick.] May serve to make this thesis clear. Prior.

I. Noi thin. THESMOTHETE. n. s. (thesmot bete, Fr.

2. Dense ; not rare; gross ; crass.

God caused the wind to bloss, to dry up the Siop 5:77;; Soopdo; and..] A law.

abundant slime of the earth, make the land more giver.

firm, and cleanse the air of tbick vapours, and THE'URGY. n. s. (Siegóce.] The power unwholesome mists.

Raleigt. of doing supernatural things by lawful To warm milk pour spirit of nitre; the milk means, as by prayer to God. Bailey.

presently after will become thicker than it was. THEW. n. s. Beap, Saxon.]

Arbutkach 1. Quality; manners; customs; habit of 3. Not clear ; not transparent; muddy;

feculent. life; form of behaviour. Obsolete. Horne report these happy news,

Why hast thou lost the fresh blood in thy For well yee worthy been for worth and gentle

cheeks, tbewes.


And given my treasures and my rights of thes From mother's pap I taken was unfit,

To thick-ey'd musing and curs'd melancholy? And straight deliver'd to a fairy knight,

Sbakspeare To be upbrought in gentle tbewes and martial

A fermentation makes all the vine in the ves. might.

sel thick or foul; but when that is past it grows Spenser.

clear of itself. 7. In Shakspeare it seems to signify brawn,


Encumber'd in the mud, their cars divide or bulk, from the Saxon deop, the thigh, With heavy strokes the thick unwieldy ride. or some such meaning.

deins| Nature crescent does nor grow alone 4. Great in circumference ; net slender. In thews and bulk; but, as this temple waxes, My little finger shall be thicker than his loins. The inward service of the mind and soul

1 Kings Grows wide withal.

Sbakspeare. Thou art waxen fat; thou art grown tbick, com Will you tell me how to chuse a man? Care vered with fatness.

Deutercesy. I for the limbs, the thews, the stature, bulk and

3. Deep ; noting the third dimension: as, big semblance of a man? give me the spirit, master Shallow.


a plank four feet long, two feet broad, THEWED. adj. [from thew.] Educated;

and five inches thick. habituated; accustomed. Obsolete.

6. Noting comparative bulk; as, the door But he was wise, and wary of her will,

was three inches thick. And ever held his hand upon his heart; 7. Frequent; in quick succession ; with

Yet would not seem so rude, and therved in ill, little intermission. As to despise so courteous seeming part. Spens. They charged the defendants with their small They. pronoun. In the oblique case them,

shot and Turky arrows as thick as hail. Knolls. the plural of he or she. (81, Sax.]

Favours came thick upon him, liker main

showers than sprinkling drops; he was knighted, 1. The men; the women ; the persons.

made gentleman of the king's bed-chamber, and They are in a most warlike preparation.

an annual pension given him.

Sbakspeare. This being once a week, came too thick and
The Spania:ds
too often about.

Must now confess, if they have any goodness, His pills as thick as handgranadoes flew,
The trial just and noble.

Shakspeare. And where they fell as certainly they slew. They eat on beds of silk and gold,

Roscoza At ivory tables, or wood sold

Not thicker billows beat the Libyan main, Dearer than it.

Ben Jonson.

Nor thicker harvest on rich Hermus rise,
They know
Than stand these troops.

Dryder To joy the friend and grapple with the foe.

8. Close; not divided by much space;

Prior. 2. Those men; those women: opposed to


It brought them to a hollow cave, some others.

Amid the tbickest woods.

Spenstr. Only they

The people were gathered thick together.Lak. That come to hear a merry play

He fought secure of fortune as of fame; Will be deceiv'd.


Sull by new maps the island might be shewn: "T is remarkable, that they

Conquests he strew'd where'er he came, Talk most who have the least to say. Prior. Tbick as the galary with stars is sown. Dryden, 3. It is used indefinitely; as the French on Objects of pain or pleasure do not lietbick dit.

enough together in life to keep the soul in con There, as they say, perpetual night is found stant action.

Addises. In silence brooding on thi' unhappy ground. 9. Not easily pervious; set with things

Dryden. close to each other. 4. [The plural of this, thut, or it.] The He through a little window cast his sight, things.

Though thick of bars that gave a scanty light Why do you keep alone?

Drydes. Of sorricst fancies your companions making,

The speedy horse Using those thoughts, which should indeed have Watch each entrance of the winding wood: died

Black was the forest, thick with beech it stood. With them they think on. The flow'rs she wore along the day,

Next the proud palace of Salerno stood And ev'ry nymph and shepherd said

A mount of rough ascent, and tbick with wood. That in her hair they look'd more gay Than growing in their native bed. Prior, Bring it near some thick-headed tree. Mertima






10. Coarse; not thin.

Thy lustre tbickens It casted a little of the wax, which in a pome

When he shines by.

Shakspeare. granate, or some such thick-coated truit, it would 3. To concrete ; to be consolidated.


Water stopt gives birth Thick-leaved weeds amongst the grass will To grass and plants, and thickens into earth. need more drying than ordinary grass. Mortim.

Prior, II. Without proper intervals of articula- 4. To grow close or numerous. tion.

The press of people thickens to the court, Speaking thick, which nature made his blemish, Th' impatient crowd devouring the report. Dry. Became the accents of the valiant,

He saw the crowd thickening, and desired to To seem like him.

know how mang there were.

Tatler. Thick. n. s. (from the adjective. ]

s. To grow quick.

The combat thickens, like the storm that flies 1. The thickest part, or time when any

From westward when the show'ry scuds arise, thing is thickest.

Or patt'ring hail comes pouring on the main, Achimetes having with a mine suddenly blown When Jupiter descends in harden'd rain. Addis. up a great part of the wall of the Spanish station, ThickEf. n. in the thick of the dust and smoak presently en

s. [dicceru, Saxon.] A tered his men.


close knot or tuft of trees; a close wood 2. A thicket; 1 place full of bushes.

or copse. Mists and rotten fogs

I drew you hitner, Hang in the gloomy thicks, and make unstedfast

Into the chiefest thicket of the park. Shakspeare. bogs.


Within a thicket I repos'd; and found 3.THICK and thin. Whatever is in the way.

Let fall from heav'n a sleep interminate.

Chapman. Through perils both of wind and limb,

Chus, or any of his, could not in haste creep Through ebick and thin she followed him. Hudib.

through those des.irt regions, which the length When first the down appears upon his chin, of one hundred and thirty years after the food For a small sum to swear through thick and tbin.

had fortified with thickets, and permitted every

Dryden. bush and briar, reed and tree, to join themselves Thick. adv. [It is not always easy to into one main body and forest. Raleigh. distinguish the adverb from the adjec

How often, from the steep
Of echoing hill, or tbi ket, have we heard

Celestial voices, to the midnight air,
1. Frequently ; fast.
'T is some disaster,

Sole, or responsive, each to other's note, Or else he would not send so thick.

Milton, Denbam,

Singing their great Creator! I hear the trampling of thick beating feet;

My brothers stept to the next thicket side This way they move.

To bring me berries.


Now Leda's twins 2. Closely:

Their trembling lances brandish'd at the foe; The neighb'ring plain with arms is cover'd

Nor had they miss'd, but he to tbickets fed o'er;

Conceai'd from aimning spears, not pervious to The vale an iron harvest seems to yield,

the steed.

Dryden. Of thick sprung lances in a waving field. Dryden.

I've known young Juba rise before the sun, A little plat of ground thick sown is better

To beat the thicket where the tyger slept, than a great field which lies fallow. Norris.

Or seek the lion in his dreadful haunts. Addison. 3. To a great depth.

THI'CKLY. adv. [from thick.] If you apply it thick spread, it will eat to the bone.


1. Deeply; to a great quantity. Cato has piercing eyes, and will discern

Mending cracked receivers, having thickly

overlaid them with diachylon, we could not perOur frauds, unless they 're cover'd thick with

ceive leaks. Addison.

Boyle. 4. Thick and threefold. In quick succes

2. Closely; in quick succession.

THICKNESS. n. s. (from thick.] sion ; in great numbers.

They came thick and threefold for a time, till 1. The state of being thick ; density, one experienced stager discovered the plot. 2. Quantity of matter interposed'; space

L'Estrange. taken up by matter interposed. To THICKEN. v. a. (from thick.]

In the darkened room, against the hole at 1. To make thick.

which the light entered, I could easily see 2. To make close ; to fill up interstices.

through the whole tbickness of my hand the mo

tions of a body placed beyond it. Waters evaporated and mounted up into the

Boyle. air, thicken and cool it.

Woodward. 3. Quantity laid on quantity to some con3. To condense; to make to concrete.

siderable depth. The white of an egg gradually dissolves by heat Poll a tree, and cover it some thickness with exceeding a little the heat of a human body; a : clay on the top, and see what it will put forth.

Bacon. greater degree of heat will tbicken it into a white,

dark-coloured, dry, viscous mass. Arbuthnot. 4. Consistence; grossness; not rareness ; 4. To strengthen; to confirm.

spissitude. *T is a shrewd doubt, tho' it be but a dream; Nicre mingled with water to the thickness of And this may help to tbicken other proofs, honey, and anointed on the bud after the vine That do demonstrate thinly., Sbakspeare. is cut, it will sprout forth.

Bacon. 3. To make frequent.

Diseases imagined to come from the thickness 6. To make close. or numerous: as, to

of blood, come often from the contrary cause. thicken the ranks.

Arbuthnet. To TarckEN. V. 1.

5. Imperviousness; closeness.

The banks of the riyer and the thickness of the 1. To grow thick.

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6. Want of sharpness; want of quickness. Ne how to 'scape great punishment and shame,

A person found in himself, being at some times For their false treason and vile thievery. Spauer. subject to a tbickness of hearing, the like "ffect. Do villany, do, since you profess to do's,

Biolder. Like workmen; I 'li example you with tbievry. What you write is printed in large letters;

Sbakspeart. otherwise, between the weakness of my eyes He makes it a help unto thievery; for thieves and thickness of hearing, I should lose the great having a design upon a house, make a fire at the est pleasure.

Swift. four corners thereof, and cast therein the frag. Thi’CKSCULLED. adj. Dull; stupid.

ments of loadstone, which raiseth fume. Brown. They 're pleas'd to hear their thick-scull'd Amongst the Spartans, thievery was a practice judges cry,

morally good and honest.

Sustb. Well mov'd! oh finely said ! Dryden. 2. That which is stolen. This downright tighting fool, this tbick-scullid Injurious time now, with a robber's haste, hero,

Crams his rich ebied’ry up he knows not how. This blunt unthinking instrument of death,

Sbakspeare With plain dull virtue has outgone my wit. Thr'evish. adj. (from thief.]

Dryden. 'I. Given to stealing ; practising THI'cKSET. adj. [tbick and set.] Close What, wouldst thou have me go and beg my planted.

food? His eye-balls glare with fire, suffus'd with Or with a base and boist'rous sword enforce blood,

A thicvisb living on the corrmon road? Sbaksp. His neck shoots up a thickset thorny wood;

O tbrevisb night, His bristled back a trench impal'd appears, Why shouldst thou, but for some felonious end, And stands erected like a field of spears. Dryd. In thy dark lanthorn thus close up the stars,

The world is so thick set with the numerous That'nature hung in heav'n, and fill'd their lamps productions of the creatures, that besides the With everlasting oil, to give due light apparent beauty of things viewed by all, there To the misled and lonely traveller?

Milter. are those secrei graces in every part of nature, The thievish God suspected him, and took which some tew alone have the skill to discern. The hind aside, and thus in whispers spoke:

Grew. Discover not the theft. THI'CKSKIN. n. s. (thick and skin.] A 2. Secret ; bly; acting by stealth. coarse gross man; a numskull.

Four and twenty times the pilot's glass The shallow'st thickskin of that barren sort,

Hath told the thievisb minutes how they pass. Who Pyramus presented in their sport, Forsook his scene, and enter'd in a brake. THI'EVISHLY.adv. [from thievish.] Like


a thief. THIEF. n. s. [t diubs, Gothick ; Šeif, They say not to live by their worke, Saxon; dief, Dutch. It was anciently

But thievisbly loiter and lurke. written thieof, and so appears to have THI'EVISHNESS. n. s. [from thievisbo

] been of two syllables: thie was wont to Disposition to steal ; habit of stealing, be taken for thrift; so that thie of is.he Thrgh. n. s. [deoh, Saxon; thico, Islande that takes of or from a man his chie, that

ick; die, Dutch.] is, his thrift or means whereby he

The thigh includes all between the buttocks tbrives.]

and the knee. The thigh bone is the longest or

all the bones in the body: its fibres are close and I. One who takes what belongs to an hard: it has a cavity in its middle: it is a little

other: the thief steals by secrecy, and the convex and round on its foreside, but a listle robber by violence; but these senses are hollow, with a long and small ridge confounded.

side. Take heed, have open eye; for thieves do

He touched the hollow of his thigh, and it was foot by night.


out of joint. This he said because he was a thief, and had

The flesh dissolved, and left the thigh bude

bare. the bag.

Jobr. Can you think I owe a thief my life, THilk. pronoun. [dilc, Saxon.) That Because he took it not by lawless force?

Obsolete. Am I oblig'd by that t'assist his rapines,

I love thilk lass: alas, why do I love! And to maintain his murders ? Dryden. She deigns not my good will, but doth reproves 7. An excrescence in the snuff of a candle. And of my rural musick holdeth scorn. Sprasero

Their burning lamps the storm ensuing show, s. (dille, Saxon, a piece of Th'oil sparkles, thieves about the snuff do grow.


timber cut.] The shafts of a waggon; THIEF-CATCHER.) (tbief, and catch,

the arms of wood between which the THIEF-LEADER, lead, take.] One

last horse is placed. THIEF-TAKER,

whose business is More easily a waggon may be drawn in rough

ways if the fore wheels were as to detect thieves, and bring them to

hinder wheels, and if the thills were fixed under justice.

the axis. A wolf passed by as the thief-headers were THILL-HORSE. I n. s. [thill and borse. dragging a fox to execucion.

L'Estran My ev'nings all I would with sharpers spend,


The last horse; the And make the tbief-roteber my bosom friend.

horse that goes between the shafts. Bramston. Whose bridle and saddle, whitlether and nall

, 7. THIEVE. V. n. (from thief.) To steal ;

With collars and harneiss for tbiller and all. to practise theft. THI'EVERY. n. s. [from thieve.]

What a beard hast thou got! thou hast çor more 1. The practice of stealing; theft.

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TH'MBLE, K. s. (This is supposed by Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of Minsbew to be corrupted from thumb people.

Addison. bell.] A metal cover by which women

8. Not fat; not bulky ; leần ; slim ; slen. secure their fingers from the needle when

der. they sew.

A slim thin-gutted fox made a hard shift to Your ladies and pale visag'd maids,

wriggle his body into a hen-roost; and when he Like Amazons, come tripping after drums;

had stuffed his guts well, the hole was too little to Their tbimbles into armed gautlets change,

get out again.

L'Estrange. Their needles to lances.


Thix. adv. Not thickly. Examine Venus and the Moon,

Spain is shin sowr of people, by reason of the Who stole a thimble or a spoon.


sterility of the sail, and the natives being ei. Veins that run perpendicular to the horizon,

hausted in such vast territories as they possess. have valves sticking to their sides like so many

Bacon. tbimbles; which, when the blood presses back,

Remove the swelling epithets, thick laid stop its passage, but are compressed by the for

As varnish on a harlot's cheek; the rest aner motion of the blood.


Tbin sown with aught of profit or delight. Milt.

Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, Thime, n. s. (thymus, Latin; thym, Fr.] That last infirmity of noble mind,

A fragrant herb from which the bees are To scorn delights, and live laborious days; supposed to draw honey. This should But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, be written thyme.

And think to burst out into sudden blaze,
Fair marigolds, and bees alluring thyme. Spens.

Comes the blind fury with th' abhorred sheers,
And slits the thin-spun life.

Milton. TUIN.udj. [8inn, Saxon; thunnur, Island. Thin-leaved arbute hazle-grafts receives, ick; dunn, Dutch.]

And planes huge apples bear, that bore but leaves. Not thick.

Dryden. Beat gold into skin plates, and cut it into

A country gentlewoman, if it be like to rain, wires.


goes not abroad thin clad.

TO THIN. v. a. [from the adjective.) 2. Rare; not dense.

The hope of the ungodly is like thin froth, 1. To make thin or rare; to make less that is blown away with the wind. Wisdom. thick.

In the day when the air is more thin, the sound The serum of the blood is neither acid nor pierceth better; but when the air is more thick, alkaline: wil of viuriol thickens, and oil of tartar as in the night, the sound spendeth and spread tbins it a little.

Arbutbnor. eth abroad less.

Bacon. 2. To make less close or numerous.
Understand the same

The bill against root and branch never passed Of fish within their wat'ry residence;

till both houses were sufficiently thinned and Not hither summon'd, since they cannot change overawed.

King Charles. Their element, to draw the thinner air. Milton. T' unload che branches, or the leaves to thin

The waters of Boristhenes are so thin and That suck the vital moisture of the vine. Dryd. light, that they swim upon the top of the stream "T is Caesar's sword has made Rome's senate of Hypanis.


little, To warm new milk pour any alkali, the liquor And thian'd its ranks.

Aldison, will remain at rest, though it appear somewhat


To atteriuate. tbinner.


The vapours, by the solar heat 3. Not close ; separate by large spaces. Tbinn'd and exhald, rise to their airy seat. He pleas'd the thin and bashful audience

Blackmore, Of our well-meaning, frugal ancestors. Roscom. Thine. pronoun. [thein, Gothick ; $in, Thou art weak, and full of art is he;

Saxon; diin, Dutch.] Belonging or Else how could he tha: host seduce to sin, Whose fall has left the heav'nly nation thin?

relating to thee; the pronoun possessive Dryden.

of thou. It is used for thy when the subNorthward, beyond the mountains we will go, stantive is divided from it: as, this is Where rocks lie cover'd with eternal snow, thy house; thine is this house; this house Tbin herbage in the plains, and fruitless fields; is thine. The sand no gold, the mine no silver, yields. Thou hast her, France; lot ber be rbine, for we Dryden. Have no such daughtor.

Sbukspeare. Thin on the tow'rs they stand; and ev'n those THING. n. s. [ding, Sax. ding, Dutch.]

few, A feeble, fainting, and dejected crew. Dryden.

1. Whatever is; not a person. A general Already Cæsar

Has ravag'd more than half the globe; and sees Do not you chide; I have a thing for you.
Mankind grown thin by his destructive sword.

You have a thing for me!

It is a common thing
Sick with the love of fame, what throngs pour

-Ha? in,

-To have a foolish wife. Sbukspeare. Unpeople court, and leave the senate thin! The great master he found busy in packing up


his things against his departure. Knolles, 4. Not closely compacted or accumulated. The remuant of the meat-offering is a thing Seven tbin ears blasted with the east wind most holy.

Leviticus. Genesis. Says the master, You devour the same things 3. Exile ; small.

that they would have eaten, mice and all. L'Est. I hear the groans of ghosts;

When a thing is capable of good proof in any Tbin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams,

kind, men ought to rest satistied in the best eviDrydon.

dence for it which that kind of things will bear, 6. Not coarse ; 110t gross in substance : as,

and beyond which better would not be expected, a thin veil.

supposing it were true.

I'should b'ush to own so rude a thing,
As 't is to shaun the brother of my king. Dryden.

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Wicked men, who understand any thing of Something since his coming forth is thought of, wisdom, may see the imprudence of worldly and

which irreligious courses.

Tillotson. Imports the kingdom so much fear and danger, Princes, when they come to know the true That his return was most requir'd. Sbakspeare. state of things, are not unwilling to prevent their

Edimund, I think, is gone, own ruin.

Davenant. In pity of his misery, to dispatch 2. It is used in contempt.

His nighted life.

Sbakspears. I have a thing in prose, begun about twenty We may not be startled at the breaking of the eight years ago, and almost finished : it will make exterior earth; for the face of nature hath proa four shilling volume. Swift. voked men to think of and observe such a thing.

Burnet. 3. It is used of persons in contempt, or sometimes with pity.

Those who love to live in gardens, have never See, sons, what things you are! how quickly

thought of contriving a winter garden. Spectater.

5. To muse; to meditate. Falls to revolt, when gold becomes her object!

You pịne, you languish, love to be alone, For this the foolish over-careful fathers

Tbind much, speak little, and in speaking sigh. Have broke their sleeps with thought, their

Drydes. brains with care.


6. To recollcct ; to observe. A thing by neither man nor woman prizd,

We are come to have the warrant. And scarcely known enough to be despis'd. -Well thought upon; I have it here about me. Dryden,

Soddspeare Never any thing was so unbred as that odious Think upon me, my God, for good, according

to all that I have done.

Nebenial. The poor thing sighed, and, with a blessing ex %. To judge ; to be of opinion. pressed with the utmost vehemence, turned from If your general acquaintance be among

Addison, provided they have no ill reputation, you think I'll be this abjcct thing no more. Love, give me back my heart again. Granville. .8. To consider; to doubt; to deliberate. 4. It is used by Shakspeare once in a sense Any one may think with himself, how then of honour.

can any thing live in Mercury and Saturn? I lov'd the maid I married; never man

Besting Sigh'd truer breath: but that I see thee here, 9. T. THINK on. To contrive ; to ligh:

Thou noble tbing ! more dances my wrapt heart. upon by meditation.
TO THINK. 7. n. pret. thought. [thank-

Still the work was not complete,
When Venus thought on a deceit.

Serijt. gan, Gothick ; Pencean, Saxon; denck

1o. 10 THINK of. To estimate. eu, Dutch.]

The opinions of others whom we know and 1. To have ideas; to compare terms or tbink well of are no ground of assent.

Lat. things; to reason ; to cogitate; to pere To Think.v. a. form any mental operation, whether of

1. To imagine; to image in the mind; to apprehension, judgment, or illation.

conceive. Thinking, in the propriety of the English tongue,

Charity thinketb no evil.

1 Corinthians. signifies that sort of operation of the mind about

Nor think superfluous others aid. its ideas, wherein the mind is active; where it,

Think noughi a trifle, though it small appear. with some degree of voluntary attention, consi

Youth ders any thing.


2. To believe ; to esteem. What am I? or from whence? for that I am

Nor think superfluous others aid.

Miltas. I know, because I think; but whence I came, Or how this frame of mine began to be,

3. To THINK much. To grudge. What other being can disclose to me? Dryden. He thought not much to clothe his enemies.

Those who perceive dully, or retain ideas in their minds ill, will have little matter to think

If we consider our infinite obligations to God, on.

Locke. we have no reason to think mucb to sacrifice to It is an opinion, that the soul always thinks, him our dearest interests in this world. Tillotron. and that it has the actual perception of ideas in 4. T. THINK scor». To disdain. itself constantly, and that actual ibinking is as in He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai separable from the soul as actual extension is alone. from the body.

These are not matters to be slightly and su-
perficially thought upon.

His experience of a good prince must give

These are anomalous phrases of long great satisfaction to every thinking man. Addis. continuance and great authority, but not 2. To judge; to conclude; to determine.

easily reconciled to grammar. In mul Let them marry to whom they thinkbest; only thinketh, the verb being of the third per: to their father's tribe shall they marry. Numb. son, seems to be referred not to the I fear we shall not find

thing, and is therefore either active, as This long desired king such as was tbought.

signifying to cause to think; or has the

Can it be thought that I have kept the gospel

sense of seems, me thinks it seems to me. terms of salvation, without ever so much as in

Me thought I saw the grave where Laura lay. tending, in any serious and deliberate manner, either to know them or keep them? Law.

Me thinketb the running of the foremost is

like that of Ahimaaz. 3. To intend. Thou thought'st to he!p ine, and such thanks I THINKER. n. s. [from think.] One who give

thinks in a certain manner. As one near death to those that wish him live.

No body is made any thing by hearing of rules

, Sbakspeart. or laying them up in his memory; practice must 4. To imaginc; to fancy.

settle the habit: you may as well hope to make


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