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pain'd.

Dryden.

3. With good griess. And yat nolde the screwen to none pes go.

Four per cedit. increases- not the number of Robert oj Gloucester. lenders; as any man at first hearing will shrende Be merry, he merry, my wife nás all; ly suspect it.

Locke. For women are strets both short and coll. SHREWDNESS. n. s. [from shrewd.]

Shakspeare. 1. Sly cunning; archness. By this reckoning he is more shrenu than she. Her garboiles, which not wanted shrewdness

Shakspeare of policy too, did you too much disquiet. Shaks. A man had got a shrenu to his wife, and there The neighbours round adınire his shrewdness, could be comic in the house for her. L'Esir, For songs of loyalty and lewdness. Swift, kers to checkiher envious mind did she'v,

2. Mischievousness; petulance. Ander'r feature spoke aloud the ser mv. Dryi.

Every one of them, isto is a shrive in domes- SHRE'Wisat, adj. [from shrew.] Having tkauf, is now become a scold in politicke. the qualities of a shrew ; froward; pc

iudison,

tulantly clamorous. SHPEWD, adi. [contracted from sbre ved.] Angclo, you must excuse us; s. Having the qualities of a shrew; mali My wife is skrewish when I keep not hours. cinus ; troublesome; mischievous.

Shatspearson Hereldest sister is so cuirst and shreud, SHRE'WISHLY, 'adu. [from shrewish.] That till the facher rids his nands of her,

Petulantly ; pecvishly; clamorously; Your love must live a maid. Sbarspeare.

frowardly. 2. Maliciously sly; cunning; more artful

He speaks very shrewisbly; one would think than good

his mother's milk were scarce out of him. It was a shrend saying of the old monk, that

Sbakspeare twe kind of prisons would serve for all offenders, SHRE'wISINESS. n. s. [from shrewisb.] an inquisrion and 3 bejam: if any man should

The qualities of a shrew; frowardness; deny that being of a God, and the immortality of the sun, such a one should be put into the first,

petulance; clamorousness.

I have no gift in shrewishness,
as being a desperte hereick; but if any man
should profess to believe those things, and yet

I am a right maid for my cowardice;
Let her mot strike me.

Sbakspeart allow himselt in any known wickedness, such a one should be put into budlam. Tillion. SHRE'w MOUSE. n. s. [repeapa, Saxon.]

A spiteful saying gratities so many little pasa A mouse of which the bite is generally sons, that it meets with a good reception; and the man who utters it is looked upon as a shrewd

supposed venomous, and to which vul.

Addison. gar tradition assigns such malignity, that Corruption proceeds from employing those

she is said to laine the foot over which who have the character of shreud worluly men, she runs. I am informed that all these izstead of such as have had a liberal education,

reports are calumnious, and that her and trained up in virtue.

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feet and teeth are equally harmless with 3. Bad; il-betokening.

those of any other little mouse. Our Scarce any man passes to a liking of sin in others, but by first practismg it himself; and

ancestors however looked on her with consequently we inay take it for a shrewd india such terrour, that they are supposed to cation and sign, whereby to judge of those who have given her name to a scolding wotave unned with too much caution to suffer

man, whom for her venom they call a the world wcharge sins directly upon their con• shrew. vention.

Soutb. 4. Painrul; pincbing; dangerous; mis.

TO SHRIEK. v.n. (skrieger, Danish ; scric

ciolare, Italian.] To cry out inarticuchievous. Every of this number,

lately with anguish or horrour; to That have endur dobreud nights and days with us,

On top whereof ay dwelt the ghastly owl, Shall share the good of our returned fortune. SLrieking his baleful note.

Fairy Queetto

It was the owl that shrick'd, the fatal beknan When a man thinks he has a servant, he finds

Which gives the sternest good-night. , Sbaksp. a traicor tha: ears his bread, and is readier to do

Were I the ghost that walk'd, him a mischiet, and a surowd turn, than an open

I'd shrick, that even your ears should rift to adversary.

Jouth.
hear me.

Sbakspearea No enemy is so despicable but he may do a

In a dreadful dream body a sbreued turn.

L'Estrange.

I saw my lord so nuar destruction, SHXZ'WDIY.adv. [from shreadoj

Then shriek'd myself awake. Denban.

Hark! peace! 1. Michievously; destructively.

At this she shriek'd aloud; the mournful train This practice hath most sbroudly past upon Echo'd her grief.

Dryder. thee.

Sbakspeare. At Oxford, his youth, and want of experience

Wny did you shriek out?

Dryden. in marsiin es nicé, nau some , hat heen'sbrewd-- SHRTK. a. s. (skrieg, Dutch ; scriccio, dy to sched, evta before the silices of popular li Italian] An inarticulate cry of anguisha berty were set upen.

IV otton,

or borrour. 4. Vekt: is.y. it is used cor my vf

Una hearing evermore si zhi mi hit, or in ironical xpr 01013. His rueful sbrieks and groanings, oftcn tore

boto ob tinate and schismatical are like to Her guiltless garments, and her golden bair, this to tivessbraudby: U1t, lorsooth, by be Furnity of his pain.

Fairy Queen. ing cui vis favui last budy Win.ca wity Choose not i inte has been my senses would have coolid,

To near a night shrick, and my fell of hair

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Would at a disinal treatise rouse and stir
As life were in 't.

Shakspeare. The corps of Almon and the rest are shown; Skricks, clamours, murmurs, fill the frighted town.

Dryden. SPRIFT. n. s. [reņict, Saxon.] Contession made to a priest. Out of use.

Off with Bernardine's head: I'll give a prescnt shrift, And will advise him for a better place. Sbuksp.

My lord shall never rest; I 'll watch him.tame, and talk him out: His bed shall seem a school, his board a sbrift.

Shakspeare. The duke's commands were absolute; Therefore, my lord, address you to your shrift, And be yourself; for you must die this instant.

Rowe. SHRIGHT, for shrieked.

Spenser. SHRILL. adj. [A word supposed to be

made per onomatopæiam, in imitation of the thing expressed, which indeed it images very happily ] Sounding with a piercing, tremulous, or vibratory, sound. Thy hounds shall make the welkin answer

them, And fetch sbrill echoes from the hollow earth.

Sbakspeare. The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn, Doth with his lotty and sbrill sounding throat Awake the god of day.

Sbakspeare. Look up a height, the shrill gorg'd lark'so far Cannot be seen or heard.

Shaispeare. Up springs the lark, shrill voic'd and loud.

Tbomson. TO SHRILL. v. n. [from the adjective.]

To pierce the ear with sharp and quick vibrating of sound. The sun of all the world is dim and dark;

O heavy herse! Break we our pipes that shrill'd as loud as lark,

O careful verse! Spenser. Hark how the minstrels 'gin to shrill aloud Their merry musick that resounds from far,

The pipe, the tabor, and the trembling crowd, That weil agree withouten breach or jar. Spens.

A sbrillig trumpet sounuid from on high, And unto battle bade themselves address. Sbak.

Here no clarion's sbrilling note The inuse's green retreat can pierce;

The grove, from noisy camps remote, Is only vocal with my verse.

Fenton's Ode to Lord Gower.

The females round, Maids, wives, and matrons, mix a shrilling sound.

Pope. SHRI'LLY. adv. [from shrill.] With a

shrill poise. SIRI'LLNESS. n. s. [from shrill.] The

quality of being shrill. SHRIMP. n. s. [schrumpe, a wrinkle, Ger

man; scrympe, Danish.] 1. A small crustar eo118 vermiculated fish.

Of shell-fish there are wrinkles, shrimps, crabs.

Cartw. Hawks and gulls can at a great height see mice on the carth, and shrimps in the waters. Derb. 2. A little wrinkled man; a dwarf. In

contempt.

It cannot be this weak and writhied shrimp
Should strike such terrour in his enemies. Sbak.

He hath found,
Within the ground,
Al lase, no shrimp,
Wheiton toimp
His jolly club,

Ben Jonson.

SNRINI. 17. s. (rerin, Saxon; scrinium,

Lat.] A case in which something sacred is reposited.

You living pow'rs, inclos'd in stately shrine Of growing trees; vou rural gods, that wield

Your scepters here, it to your ears divine A voice may come, which troubled soul doth yield.

Sidney. All the world come To kiss this shrine, this mortal breathing saint.

Shakspeare.
Come offer at my shrine, and I will help theo.

They often plac'd
Within his sanctuary itself their shrines,
Abominations! and with cursed things
His holy rites profan'd.

Milton.
Falling on his knees before her shrine,
He thus implor'd her pow'r.

Dryden. Lovers are in rapture at the name of their fair idol; they lavish out all their incense upon that shrine, and cannot bear the thought of admitting a blemish therein.

Waits. TO SHRINK. v. 1. preterit I shrunk, or

shrank; participle shrunken. (rcruncan,

Saxon.] 1. To contract itself into less room ; to

shrivel; to be drawn together by some internal power.

Bout to be still hot summer's tantlings, and The shrinking slaves of winter. Sbakspeare.

I am a scribbled form, drawn with a pen Upon a parchment, and against this fire Do Lsbrink up.

Sbakspeare I have Dot found that water, by mixture of ashes, will sbrink or draw into less room. Bacon.

Ili-Heav'd ambition, how much art thou shrunk! When that ihis body did contain a spirit, A kingdom for it was too small a bound: But now two paces of the vilest earth Is room enough.

Sbakspeare. 2. To withdraw as from danger.

The noise increases; She comes, and feeble nature now I find Sbrinks back in dimger, and forsakes my mind.

Dryden. Nature stands aghast; And the fair light which gilds this new-made orb, Shorn of his beans, sbrinks in. Dryden.

Love is a plant of the most tender kind, That sbrinks and shakes with ev'ry rufing wind.

Granville. All fibres have a contractile power, whereby they shorten; as appears if a fibre be cut transversely, the ends shrink, and make the sound gape.

drhuihnot. Philosophy, that touch'd the heav'ns before, Sbrinks to her hidden cause, and is no more. Pope. 3. To express fear, horrour, or pain, by shrugging, or contracting the body.

There is no partichiar object so good, but it may have the shew of some difficulty or unpleasant quality annexed to it, in respect whereof the wiil may skrink and decline it.

Hooker. The morning cock crow loud, And at the sound it sprunk in haste away, And vanish'd from our sight. Sbakspeare.

I'll embrace him with a soldier's arm, That he shall shrink under my courtesy. Sbels,

When he walks, he moves like an engine, and the ground sbrinks before his treading. Sbalsp. 4. To fall back as from danger.

Many shrink, which at the first would dare, And be the foremost men to execute. Dujel.

I laugh, when those who at the spear are bold And venlt'rolis, if that fail then, sbriné an fear To endure exile, ignon:iny, burds. Milton.

If a man accustoms himself to slight these first motions to good, or sbrinkings of his conscience

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South. I be sky strunk upirard with unusual dread, And trembling Tyber div'd beneath his bed.

Drvaen. The gold-fraught vessel, which mad tempcsts

beat,
Heeses noir vainly make to his retreat;
Ars, when from tar the tenth wave does appear,
dérisés up in silent joy, that he 's not there.

Dryden.
The fires but faintly lick'd their prey,
Then igand their impious food, and would have
shrusk away.

Dryden.
Fall ua: behold a noble beast at bay,
And the vile huntsmen shrink. Dryden.

Inuring children to suffer some pain, without sdrinking, is a way to gain firmness and courage.

Locke. What happier natures shrink at with affright, The hard inhabitant contends is right. Pope, T. SHRINK. v.a. participle pass. sbrunk,

sbrand, or sbrunken. Tomake to shrink. Not in use.

O mighty Cæsar! dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, Sorunk to this litile measure? Sbükspears.

The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon: His youthful hose, well said, a world too wide For bis strur shanks.

Sbakspeare. If he lessens the revenue, he will also sbrink the necessity.

Taylor: Keep it from coming too long, lest it shculd sbrist the corn in measure. Mortimer, SHRINK. n. s. (from the verb. ] 1. Corrugation; contraction into less compasa.

There is in this a crack, which seems a sbrink, or contraction in the body since it was first formed.

Woodward. 2. Contraction of the body from fear or borrour.

Inis publick death, receivid with such a chear, As not a sih, a look, a strink, bessrays

The least felc touch of a degenerous fear. Daniel. SHRINFER. n. s. [from shrink.] lie who

shrinks. Shri’VALTY. n. s. Corrupted from She

BIFFALTY; which see. To SHRIVE.a. a. [ror:ran, Saxon.). To hers at confession. Not in use.

What, talking with a priest, lord chamberlain? Your honour hath no skriving work in hand.

Siakspeare. He shrives this woman, Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.

Sbakspeare. If he had the condition of a saint, and the complexion of a devl, I boud Iather he should sbrie me than vive me.

Strive but their til, and their monies poize, A ladangsventyopence prunounc'd withinoise, Woen niru'd but for a plain yeoman go, And a good sober two-pence, and well so.

Cleaveland. T SHRI'VFL.V.n.schrompeler, Dutch.] To contract itself into wrinkles. Leaves, if they strivel and fold up, give thema drink.

Eolyn. Ifske smelled to the freshest nosegay, it would sbripe aud wither as it had been blogbited.

Arbutingt. TO SHRI'VEL. 3. a.

To contract into wrinkles.

He burns the leaves, the scorching blast invades The tender corn, and sbrivels up the blades.

Drylez. When the fiery suns too fiercely play, And sbrivel'd herbs on with'ring stems decay, The wary ploughman, on the mountain's brow, Undams his wat'ry stores.

Dryden. SHRI'VER. n. s. [from shrive.] A confessor. Not in use.

The ghostly father now hath done his shrift; When he was made a skriver 't was for shift.

Sbakspeare. SHROUD. n. s. (rerud, Saxont.] 1. A shelter; a cover.

It would warm his spirits, To hear from me you had left Antony, And put yourself under his shroud, the universal landlord.

Sbakspeare. By me invested with a veil of clouds, And swaddled, as new-born, in sabie shrouds, For these a receptacle I design'd. Sandgr.

The winds Blow moist and keen, shattering the graceful

locks Of these fair spreiding trees; which bids us seek Some better shroud, some better warmth, to

cherish Our limbs benumb'd.

Milton. 2. The dress of the dead; a windingsheet.

Now the wasted brands do glow; Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud,

Puts the wretch that lies in woe In remembrance of a sbroud.

Shakspeare. They drop apace; by nature some decay, And some the blasts of fortune sweep away ; Till naked quite of happiness, aloud

We call for death, and shelter in a shroud. Young. 3. The sail-ropes. It seems to be taken sometimes for the sails.

I turned back to the mast of the ship; there I found my sword among some of the shrouds.

Sidnega The tackle of my heart is crackt and burnt; And all the shrouds wherewith my life should

sail Are turned to one little hair. Sbakspeare.

A weather-beaten vessel holds
Gladiy the port, tho' shrouds and tackle torn.

Milton The fiaming obrouids so dreadful did appear, All judg'u a wreck could no proportion bear.

Dryden. He summons straight his denizens of air; The lucid squadrons round the sails repair: Soft o'er the shrouds aerial whispers breathe, That seem'd but zephyrs to the crowd beneath.

Pope. TO SHROUD. v. a. (from the noun.] 1. To shelter ; to cover from danger as an agent. Under your beams I will me safely shroud.

Fairy Queen. He got himself to Mege, in hope to surod himself until such time as the rage of the people was appeased.

Knolles. The governors of Corfu caused the suburbs to be plucked down, fur fear that the Turks, shruuding themselves in them, should with more ease besiege the town.

Knolles. Becides the faults men commit with this immediate avowed aspect unon their religion, there are others thich slly séruud themselves under

the skirt of iis mantle. Decay of Piety. 2. T) shiter as the thing cr verm.

One of thes: trees, with all his young ones, may shroud tour hundred horsemen.

ka. ciga. 3. Tu diess for the grave.

Sbudspeare.

If I die before thee, sbroud me

On that cloud-piercing hill
In one of these same sheets. Sbakspeare. Plinsimmun, the goats their sbrubby browze
The ancient Egyptian mummies were shrouded Gnaw pendent.

Philip: in a number of colds of linen, besmeared with gums, like serecloth.

Bacon.

SHRUFF. 1. s. Dross; the refuse of metal Whoever comes to shroud me, do not harm tried by the fire.

Dict. That subtile wreath of bair about mine arm. TO SHKUG. V. n. (scbricken, Dutch, to

Doanza

tremble.) To express horrour or dissa4. To clothe; to dress.

tisfaction by motion of the shoulders or 5. To cover or conceal.

whole body. That same evening, when all shrouded were Like a fearful deer that looks most about when In careless sleep, all, without care or fear, he comes to the best teed, with a shrugging kind They fell upon the flock.

Spenser. of tremor through all her principal parts, she Under this thick-grown brake we 'll 'sbroud

gave these words:

Sidey. ourselves,

The touch of the cold water made a pretty For through this land anon the deer will come; kind of shrugging coine over her body, like the And in this covert will we make our stand, twinkling of the tairest among the fixed stars. Culling the principal. Sbakspeare.

Sidney. Moon, slip behind some cloud: some tempest

Be quick, thou wert best rise,

To answer other business; shrugg'st thou maAnd blow out all the stars that light the skies,

lice?

Struksfeare. To shroud my shame.

Dryden. He grins, smacks, sbrugs, and such an itch enThither the loud tumultuous winds resort,

dures, And on the mountain keep their boisi'rous court, As 'prentices or school-boys, which do know That in thick show'rs her rocky summit shrouds, Of some gay sport abroad, yot dare not go. Donne. and darkens all the broken view with clouds.

They grin, they shrug,

Addison. They bow, they snarl, they scratch, they hug. 6. To defend; to protect.

Swift. So Venus from prevailing Greeks did shroud

TO SHRUG. 7.0. To contract or draw up. The hope of Rome, and sav'd him in a cload.

Waller.

He sbrugs his shoulders when you talk of seCunities.

Aditisor. SO SHROUD. v. n. To harbour; to take

Heshouse'd his sturdy hack, shelter.

As if he felt his shoulders ake. Hudi?ras. If your stray attendants be yet lody'd Or shroud within these limits, I shall know

SHRUG. 1. s. [iron the verb.] A motion Ere morrow wake.

.Alilton, of the shoulders usually expressing disSurO'VETIDE. 11.1s. [from shroze,

like or aversion. SHROVETU'ESDAY.S

Aniyet they ramble not to learn the inode, the prescrit of How to be drest, or how to lisp abroad, sbrive.] The time of confession ; the Toretruknosing in the Spanish sörug. Cleaveh day before Ashwednesday or Lent, on As Spaniards talk in dialogues which anciently they went to confes Of heads and shoulders, nods and sbrugs. Hudib. sion.

Put on the critick's brow, and sit At sbrovetide to shroving.

Tusser.

At Wills, the puny judge of wit.

A nod, a shrus, a scornful smile, SHRUB. 1. s. [rcribbe, Saxon.]

With calition us'd, may serve a while. Szeift. 1. A bush; a small tree.

A third, with anystick shrug and winking eve, Trees generally shoot up in one great stem or Suspects him for a dervise and a spy. Harte. body, and then at a good distance from the earth

SHRUNK.. The preterit and part. passive spread into branches; thus gooseberries and cur

of shrink. rants are sbrubs, oaks and cherries are crees.

Locke.

Leaving the two friends alone, I shrunk aside He came unto a gloomy glade,

to the banqueting-house, where the pictures Cover'd with boughs and shrubs from heaven's

Sidney. light.

Fairy Quern.

The wicked shrunk for fear of him, and all the The bumble sbrub and bush with frizzled hair. workers or iniquity were troubled. 1 Maccabets.

Milton. SARU'NKEN. The part. passive of shrink. All might have as well been brushwood and

She weighing the decaying plight, sbrubs.

More.

And shrunken sinews, of her chosen knight, Comedy is a representation of common life, in Would not awhile her forward course pursue. low subjects; and is a kind of juniper, a shrub

Fairy Quvent. belonging to the species of cedar. Dryden. If there were taken out of men's minds vain I've liy'd

opinions, it would leave the minds of a number Amidst these woods, gleaning from thorns and

of men poor shrunken things, full of melancholy, shrubs

Bacin. A wretched sustenance.

Addisen. 2. (a cant word.] Spirit, acid, and sugar, To SHU’DDER. v. a. [schuddren, Dutch.] mixed.

To quake with fear, or with aversion. SHRU'BBY, ad;. [from shrub.]

All the other passions fleet to air,

As doubtful thoughts, and rash embrac'd despair, 1. Resembling a shrub.

And sbuldring fear.

Sbakspeare: Plants appearing weathered, shrubby, and curls ed, are the effects of immoderate wet. Mortimer.

The fright was general; but the female band

With horror shuddring on a heap they run. 2. Full of shrubs ; bushy.

Dryden. Gentle villager,

I love-alas! Ibudder at the name, What readiest way would bring me to that place? My blood runs backward, and my fault'ring Due west it rises from the sbrubby point. Miiit.

tongue 3. Consisting of shrubs.

Sticks at the sound.

Soitt.

Were.

Casar will shrink to hear the words thou uta shuffle up a summary proceeding by examination, itr'st,

without trial of jury.

Bacon. And souder in the midst of all his conquests.

He shuffled up a peace with the cedar, in which Addison, the Buniclians were excluded.

Howel, T. SHUFFLE. v. a. [rýreling, Saxon, a

TO SHU'FFLE. V.n. bustle, a tumult.)

1. To throw the cards into a new order. 1. To throw into disorder; to agitate

A sharper both shuffles and cuts. L'Estrange.

Cards we play tumultuously, so as that one thing takes

A round or (wo; when us'd, we throw away, the place of another; to confuse; to Take a fresh pack; nor is it worth our grieving throw together tumultuously.

Who cuts or skufles with our dirty leaving. When the heavens sbuffle all in one,

Granville, The torrid with the frozen zone,

2. To play mean tricks; to practise fraud; Tlien, sybil, thou and I will greet. Cleaveland.

to evade fair questions. From a new starting and disposition of the component particles of a body, might not nature

I myself, leaving the fear of heaven on the left compose a body dissoluble in Vater? Boyie.

hand, and hiding mine honour in my necessity, In most things good and evil lie sbuffled, and

am fain to shuffle.

Sbikspeare. thrust up together in a confused heap, and it is

I have nought to do with that shuffling seci, study which must draw them forth and range

that doubt eternally, and question all things.

Glanville. them.

South. When lots are sbuffled together in a lap or

The crab advised his companion to give over pitcher, what reason can a man have to presume

shfling and doubling, and practise good faith. that he shall draw a white stone' rather than a

L'Estrange. black?

South,

To these arguments, concerning the novelty of A glimpse of moonshine sheath'd with red,

the earth, there are some sbufling excuses made.

Burnet. A sbufd, sullen, and uncertain light, Thac dances thro' the clouds and shuts again.

If a steward be suffered to run on without Dryden.

bringing him to a reckoning, such a sottish for. Children should not lose the consideration of

bearance will teach him to sbuffle, and strongly human nature in the shufflings of outward con

tempt him to be a cheat.

South. ditions. The inore they have, the better hu

Though he durst not directly break his apmoured they should be taught to be.

pointment, he made many a shuffling excuse.

Locke. We shall in vain, sb jfling the little money we

Arbutlinot. have from one another's hands, endeavour to

3. To struggle; to shift.

Your life, good master,
prevent our wants; decay of trade will quickly
Vaste all the remainder.
Locke. Must sbuffle for itself.

Sbalspeare.
These vapours soon, miraculous event! 4. To move with an irregular gait.
Stafled by chance, and mixt by accident. Blackm.

Mincing poetry, Stuffed and entangled in their race,

'T is like the fore'd gair of a sb:fling nag. Shaks. They clasp each other.

Blackmore. Sht'FFLE. n. s. (from the verb.] He has sbuffed the two ends of the sentence 1. The act of disordering things, or maktogether, and, by taking out the middle, makes

ing them take confusedly the place of it speak just as he would have it. Atterbury.

each other. T is not strange that such a one shouid bé.

Is it not a firmer foundation for contentment, liese, that things were blindly shifted and hurl. ed about in the world; that the elements were at

to believe that all tiings were at first created, constant strite with each other. W codward.

and are continually disposed, for the best, than

that the whole universe is mere bungling, no2. To change the position of cards with

thing effecied for any purpose, but all ill-favourrespect to each other.

edly cobiled ani jumbled together, by the unThe motions of skatjiing of cards, or casting of guided agitation and rude skuffles of matter? dice, are very light. Baicon.

Bentley. We sure in vain the cards condemn,

2. A trick; an artifice. Ourselves toch cut and sbufled them. Prior.

The giits of nature are beyond all shams and 3. To remove, or introduce, with some

shuffles.

L'Estrange. artificial or fraudulent tumult.

SHUFFLECA P. n. so [shuffle and cup.] A Her mother, Nifirm for doctor Caius, hach appointed

play at which money is shaken in a hat. That he shall likewise shule her away. Shakse,

He lost his money at chuck-farthing, sbrufen It was cuntrived by your enemies, and the suú'frlek. 11. s. [from shufle.] He who

tup, and all-tours.

Arburbinot, inio the papers that were seized. Diguen. 4. I, SulfriE off. To get rid of.

plays tricks or shuffles. In that sleep of d'ath, what dreams may come,

SHU'EFLINGLY.adv. [from shuffle . ] With When we have sbaffled of this mortal cuil, an irregular gait. Must give us pause.

Sbakspeare. I may go shufflingły, for I was never before I can no ether answer make, but thanks; walked in trammes; yet I shall drudge and moil And eft good turns

at constancy, till I have worn off the hitching in Ale skutou of with such uncurrent pay. Skak. my, pace.

Dryden. If any thing hits, we take it to ourselves; if it To SH!N. 2. Q. [arcunian, Saxon.] To mixuries, we sbuffle it off to our neighbours.

L'Estrange.

avoid ; to decline; to endeavour to If, when a child is questioned for any thing,

escape; to eschew. he persist to shuffle it off with a falsehood, he

Consider death in itself, and nature teachech mu be chastisca.

Locke.
Christ to slun it.

Hooker.

The lark seill sbuns on lofty boughs to build, 5. T. SHUFFLE 2p. To form tumultu Her humble best lies silent in the field. Weller. ou Jy or fraudulently.

Birds and beasts can fly their foe: They sent tortb their precepts to conjent them So chanticleer, who never saw a fox, before a

a court of commission, and there used to Yet sbuna'd him as a sailor shuns the rocks. Dry. VOL. IV.

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