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Take you some company, and away to horse. Almanzor is taxed with changing sides, and

Sbakspeare. what tie has he on him to the contrary? He is He sent his coachman's grandchild to prentice not born their subject, and he is injured by them Addison. to a very high degree.

Dryden. 7. Noting opposition.

18. Respecting: No foe, unpunish'd, in the fighting field

He's walk'd the way of nature; Shall dare thee foot to foot with sword and And to our purposes he lives no more. Shaksp. shield.

Dryden. The effects of such a division are pernicious to 8. Noting amount.

the last degree, not only with regard to those adThere were to the number of three hundred vantages which they give the common enemy, horse, and as many thousand foot English.

but to those private evils which they produce in Bacon. every particular.

Spectator. 9. Noting proportion.

19. Noting extent. Enoch, whose days were, though many in re

From the beginning to the end all is due to spect of ours, yet scarce as three to nine, in' supernatural grace.

Hammond. comparison of theirs with whom he lived. 20. Toward.

Hooker. She stretch'd her arms to heav'n. Dryden. With these bars against me,

21. Noting presence. And yet to win her-all the world to nothing. She still beareth him an invincible hatred, and Sbakspeare. revileth him to his face.

Swift. Twenty to one offend more in writing too 22. Noting effect ; noting consequence. much than too little; even as twenty to one fall

Factions carried too high are much to the preinto sickness rather by overmuch fulness than

judice of the authority of princes. Bacon. by any lack.

Ascham.

He was wounded transverse the temporal The burial must be by the smallness of the

muscle, and bleeding almost to death. Wiseman. proportion as fifty to one; or it must be holpen

By the disorder in the retreat, great numbers by somewhat which may fix the silver never to

were crowded to death.

Clarendono bé restored when it is incorporated.

Bacon.

Ingenious to their ruin, ev'ry age
With a funnel filling bottles; to their capacity
they will all be full.

Ben Jonson.
Improves the act and instruments of rage.

Waller.
Physicians have two women patients to one

Under how hard a fate are women born,
Grannt.

Priz'd to their ruin, or expos'd to scorn! Waller.
When an ambassador is dispatched to any fo-

To prevent the aspersion of the Roman mareign state, he shall be allowed to the value of a

jesty, the offender was whipt to death. Dryden. shilling a day.

Addison.

Thus, to their fame when finish'd was the fight, Among the ancients the weight of oil was to

The victors from their lofty steeds alight. that of wine as nine to ten. Arbuthnot.

Dryden, Supp sing them to have an equal share, the

Oh frail estate of human things! odds will be three to one on their side. Swift.

Now to our cost your emptiness we know. 10. Noting possession or appropriation.

Dryden. Still a greater difficulty upon translators rises A British king obliges himself by oath to exefrom the peculiarities every language hath to it cute justice in mercy, and not to exercise either self.

Felton.

to the total exclusion of the other. Addison.

The abuse reigns chiefly in the country, as I 11. Noting perception. The flow'r itself is glorious to behold,

found to my vexation, when I was last there, in Dryden.

a visit I made to a neighbour. Sharp to the taste.

Swift.

Why with malignant elogies increase 12. Noting the subject of an affirmation,

The people's fears, and praise me to my ruin? I trust, I may not trust thee; for thy word

Smith. Is but the vain breath of a common man :

It must be confessed to the reproach of huBelieve me, I do not believe thee, man;

man nature, that this is but too just a picture of I have a king's oath to the contrary. Shakspeare. itself.

Broome. 13. In comparison of. All that they did was piety to this. Ben Jonson. 23. After a verb, to notes the object.

Give me some wine; fill full:
There is no fool to the sinner, who every mo-

I drink to th' general joy of the whole table, ment ventures his soul.

Tillotson.

And to our dear friend Banquo. Sbakspeare: 14. As far as.

Had the methods of education been directed Some Americans, otherwise of quick parts, to their right end, this so necessary could not could not count to one thousand, nor had any

have been neglected.

Locke. distinct idea of it, though they could reckon This lawfulness of judicial process appears very well to twenty.

Locke.

from these legal courts erected to minister to it Coffee exhales in roasting to the abatement of in the apostles' days.

Kettlewortb. near one-fourth of its weight. Arbuthnot.

Many of them have exposed to the world the 15. Noting intention.

private misfortunes of families. Pope. This the consul sees, yet this man lives!

24. Noting the degree. Partakes the publick cares; and with his eye

This weather-glass was so placed in the ca. Marks and points out each man of us to slaugh

vity of a small receiver, that only the slender

Ben Jonson. part of the pipe, to the height of four inches, re16. After an adjective it notes the object. mained exposed to the open air. Boyle. Draw thy sword in right.

Tell her, thy brother languishes to death. I'll draw it as apparent to the crown,

Addison. And in that quarrel use it to the death, Sbaksp. A crow, though hatched under a hen, and

Fate and the dooming gods are deaf to tears. Dry, who never has seen any of the works of its kind,
All were attentive to the godlike man,

makes its nest the same, to the laying of a stick, When from his lofty couch he thus began. with all the nests of that species. Addison.

Dryden. If he employs his abilities to the best advan17. Noting obligation.

tage, the time will come when the Supreme GoThe rabbins subtilely distinguish between our vernor of the world shall proclaim his worth duty to God, and to our parents. Holyday.

before men and angels.

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reason.

25. Before day, so notes the present day ; Several popish gentlemen toasted many loyal before morro-w, the day next coming ;

healths.

Action. before night, either the present night, or

We 'll try the empire you so long have boast

ed; night next coming. Banquo, thy' soul's flight,

And, if we are not prais d, we 'll not be teasted,

Prier. If it find heav'n, must find it out to nigbt. Sbaks. TOAST. n. s. [from the verb.] To day they chas'd the boar. Otway. This ought rather to be called a full purpose

1. Bread dried before the fire. of comrvitringe sin to day, than a resolution of

You are both as rheumatick as two dry teasts; leaving it to morrow.

Calamy,

you cannot one bear with another's infirmities. 26. To doy, to night, to morrow, are used,

Sbakspeare,

Every third day take a small toast of manchet, not very properly, as substantives in the

dipped in oil of sweet almonds new drawn, and nominative and other cases.

sprinkled with loaf sugar.

Bacsa, To morrow, and to morrow, and to morrow, 2. Brea di ind put into liquor. Creeps in this petty pace from day to day;

Where's then the saucy boat And all ou vesterdays have lighted fools

Co-rivatd greatness? or to harbour fled, The way to dusky death.

Sbakspeare. Or made a toast for Neptane? Sbakspears The father of Solomon's house will have pri

Some squire, perhaps, you take delight to rack, vate contcrence with one of you the next day

Whose game is whisk, whose treat a toast in sack. Bacon.

Pope. To dig is ours, why do we fear?

3. A celebrated woman whose health is T day is ours, "clave it here; Let's banish business, banish sorrow,

often drunk. To the gods belongs to more w. Creley.

I shall likewise mark out every teast, the club Tomorrow will deliver all her charms

in which she was elected, and the number of Into my arms, and make her mine for ever.

votes that were on her side.

Addison Dryden.

Say, why are beauties prais'd and honour'd For what to morrow shal' disclose, May spoil what you to night propose:

The wise man's passion, and the vain man's teast? England may change, or. Cloe stray;

Why deck'd with all that land and sea afford, Love and life are for to day.

Prior. Why angels call d, and angel-like ador'd? Pepee TOAD. n. s. [Taie, Saxon. ) A paddock; TO'Aster. n. s. [from toast.] He who

an animal resembling a frog ; but the toasts.
frog leaps, the toad crawls : the toad is Wc simple toasters take delight
accounted venomous, perhaps without To see our women's teeth look white;

And ev'ry saucy ill-bred fellor
From th'extremest upward of thy head,

Snecrs at a mouth profoundly yellow. Prier,
To the descent and dust below thy foot, TOBACCO. n. s. [from Tobacoor Tobago,
A most toad-spotted traitor. Shaisteare. in America.]
I had rather be a toad,

The flower of the tobacco consists of one leaf, And live upon the vapour of a dungeon,

is fusinel-shaped, and di: ned at the top into tive Than kecp a corner in the thing I love

deep segments, which expand like a star; the For others use.

Sbukspeare.

ovary becomes an oblong rounaish membranas In the great plague there were seen, in divers

ceous fruit, which is divided into two cells by an ditches about London, many touds that had tails

intermediate partition, and is filed with small three inches long, whereas toads usuaily have roundisi sceds.

Miller, mo tails.

Bacon,

It is a planet now I see; lu hollow caverns vermin make abode,

And, if I crr not, by his prorer The hissing serpent, and the swelling toad. Figure, that's like a tobacio-stopp-r. Hudibras

. Dryden.

Bread or tobacco may be neglected; but reason TO'ADFISH.n. s. A kind of sea fish. at first recommends their trial, and custom makes TO'ADFLAX, n. s. A plant.

them pleasant. TO'ADSTONE. n. s. [toad and stone. ] A

Salis are to be drained out of the clay by concretion supposed to be found in tie

water, before it be fit for making tobiece pipes head of a toad.

or bricks.

TOBACCONIST. n. s. [from tobacco.] A The toadstone presumed to be found in the head of that animal, is not a thing impossible. Brown. preparer and vender of tobacco. To'a DS100L. noso [toad and stool.] A Ton. n. s. (totte haar, a lock of hair, plant like a mushroom.

German. Skinner. I believe rightly.] The grisly tedestool grown there mought I see,

1. A bush; a thick shrub. Obsolete. And loathing paddocks !ording on the same.

Within the ivie tod

Spenser. There shrouded was the little god; Another imperfect plant ike a mushrcom, but I heard a busy bustling.

Spealt. sometimes as broad as a hat, called toadstool, is 2. A certain weight of wool, twenty-eight not esculent.

Bacon.

pounds, To TOAST. v. a. (torreo, tostum, Latin.] Every eleven wether tods, every tod yields a I. To dry or heat at the fire.

pound and odd shillings.

Sbakspearia The earth whereof the grass is soon parched TOE. n. s: [tà, Saxon; tecy, Dutch.)' The with the sun, and toasted, is commonly forced

divided extremities of the feet; the fille earth.

Bacon. To allure mice I find no other magick, than to

gers of the feet. draw out a piece of toasted cheese. Brown.

Come, all you spirits, 2. To nave when a health is drunk. To

And fill me, from the crown to th' toe, topful
Of direst cruelty:

Sbalspart. toast is used commonly when women arę Sport, that wrinkled Care derides, narped.

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Not to irksome toil, but to delight
On the light fantastick toe.
Milton. He made us.

Miltor, Last to enjoy her sense of feeling, ,

The love of praise, howe'er conceal'd by art, A thousand little nerves she serds

Reigns more or less, and glow's in ev'ry heart; Quite to our tocs, and fingers ends. Prior. The proud to gain it toils and foils endure, TöFoʻr E. adv.[roforan, Saxon.] Before. The modest shun it, but to make it sure. Young. Obsolete.

2. (toile, toiles, French; tela, Lat.] Any It is an epilogue, to make plain

net or snare woven or meshed. Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been

She looks like sleep, sain.

Sbakspeare. As she would catch another Antony So shall they depart the manor with the corn In her strong toil of grace.

Shakspeare. and the bacon sofore him that hath won it. Spect. He had so placed his horsemen and footmen TOFT. n. s. [toftum, law Latin.] A place

in the woods, that he shut up the christians as wbere a messuage has stood.

it were in a teil.

Knolles. Cowell and Ainsworth.

All great spirits

Bear great and sudden change with such impaTo'gEd. adj. [togatus, Latin.] Gowned ;

tience dressed in gowle.

As a Numidian lion, when first caught,
The bookish theorick,

Endures the toil that holds him. Denham, Wherein the toged consuls can propose

A fly falls into the toil of a spider. L'Estrange. As masteriy as he; 'mere prattle, without prac Fantastick honour, thou hast fram'd a toil tice,

Thyself, to make thy love thy virtues spoil. Is all his soldiership. Sbakspeare,

Dryden. TOGE'.i1 El. adv. [rogædeje, Saxon.] TO'ILET. 1. s. (toilette, French.) A dress. . 1. In company.

ing-table. We turn'd o'er many books together. Shaksp. The merchant from the exchange returns in Both tegeiber went into the wood. Minon.

peace, 2. Not apart; not in separation.

And the long labours of the toilet cease. Pops That king joined humanity and policy together. To'llSOME. adj. [from toil.] Laborious;

Bacon.

weary. 3. In the same place.

This, were it toilsome, yet with thee were She lodgeth heat and cold, and moist and dry,

sweet.

Milton, And life and death, and peace and war together. The law of the fourth commandment was not

Davies. agreeable to the state of innocency; for in that In the same time.

happy state there was no toilsome labour for man While he and I live together, I shall not be or beast.

W'bite. thought the worst poet:

Dryden.

While here we dwell, s. Without intermission.

What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks?

Milton. The Portuguese expected his return for almost an age togetber after ine battle.

Dryden.

Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear; They had a great debate concerning the pu

A sigh the absent claims, the dead a tear: nishment of one of their admirals, which lasted

Recal those nights that clos'd thy toilsome days, a month together.

Addison, Still hear thy Parnel in his living lays. Popes 6. In coucert.

TO'ILSOMENESS. n. s. [from toilsome.] The subject is his confederacy with Henry the

Wearisomeness ; laboriousness. Eighth, and the wars they made togetber upon

TO'KEN. n. s. (taikns, Gothick ; tacn, France.

Addison. 7. Ir cuntinuity.

Saxon; teycken, Dutch.] Sone tree's broad leaves togethu sew'd, I. A sign. And girded on our loinsi inay cover round. Milt. Shew me a token for good, that they whicla 8. TOGETHER with. In union with ; in

hate me may see it.

Psalms, a state of mixture with.

2. A mark. Take the bad together with the good. Dryden.

They have not the least token or shew of the arts and industry of China.

Herlin. To Toil. v. n. titian, Saxon; tuylen, Wheresoever you see ingratitude, you may as

Dutch.) To labour: perhaps, origin infallibly conclude that there is a growing stock ally, to labour in tillage.

of ill-nature in that breast, as you may know This Percy was the man nearest my soul ; that man to have the plague upon whom you Who, like a brother, tuit in my affairs,

see the tokens.

South. And laid his love and lite under my foot. Sbaks. 3. A memorial of friendship; an evidence Others ill-fated are condemn'd to toil

of remembrance. Their idious ite, and mourn their purpose

Here is a letter from queen Hecuba,
blasted
Wit., fruitiess act.

Prior.
A token from her daughter, my fair love. Shaks.

Whence came this?
He views the main that ever toi.'s below.

Toomson.

This is some token from a newer friend. Shaksp.

Pigwiggen gladly, would commend T. TOIL. v. a.

Some token to queen Mab to send, 1. To labour; to work at.

Were worthy of her wearing.

Dragton. Tvild out my uncouth passage, forc'd to ride Th' ultracrable abyss.

Milion.

To TO'KEN. v. a. [from the noun.] To

make known. Not in use. 2. To Writy; ouverlabour.

What in time proceeds,
He, toil á with works of war, retir'd himself
To ltaiy.

Sbukspeure,

May token to the future our past deeds. Shatsp. Toll. n. s. from the verb.]

Touo. [pret. and part. pass. of tell.] Men1. Labour; fatigue.

tioned; related. They live to their great both toil and grief,

The acts of God, to human ears, where the blasphemies of Arians are renewed. Cannot without process of speech be told. Milt.

Hooker. To TOLE. Z a. (This sçeins to be some

for passage.

barbarous provincial word.] To train; TOLERA'TION. n. s. (tolero, Lat.) Allowto draw by degrees.

ance given to that which is not approved. Whatever you observe him to be more fright I shall not speak against the indulgence and toed at than he should, tole him on to by insensible leration granted to these men.

South. degrees, till at last he masters the difficulty.

Locke.

TOLL. n. s. [This word seems derived TO'LERABLE. 'adj. [tolerable, French;

from tollo, Latin ; toll, Saxon ; tol, Dut. 'tolerabilis, Latin.]

told, Danish; toll, Welsh ; tuille, Fr.] 1. Supportable; that may be endured or

An excise of goods; a seizure of some supported.

part for permission of the rest. Yourselves, who have sought them, ye so ex

Toll, in law, has two significations: first, a lie cuse, as that ye would have men to think ye

berty to buy and sell within the precincts of a judge them not allowable, but tolerable only, and

manor, which seems to import as much as a fair to be borne with, for the furtherance of your

or market; secondly, a tribute or custom paid

Coudr. purposes, till the corrupt estate of the church may be better reformed.

Hooker. Empsom and Dudley the people esteemed as It shall be more tolerable for Sodom in the day of

his horse-leeches, bold men, that took tell of

their master's grist.

Matther. judgment than for that city.

Bacer, Cold and heat scarce tolerable, Milion.

The same Prusias joined with the Rhodians There is nothing of difficulty in the external against the Byzantines, and stopped them from performance, but what hypocrisy can make to Jevying the toll upon their trade into the Euxine. lerable to itself. Tillotson.

Arbuthnot. 2. Not excellent; not contemptible; pass

To Toll. v. n. [from the noun.] able.

1. To pay toll or tallage. The reader may be assured of a tolerable transla

I will buy me a son-in-law in a fair, and tell for tion.

Dryden.

him : for this, I'll none of him. Sbakspeare Princeshaveit in their power to keepa majority

Where, when, by whom, and what y' were on their side by any tolerable administration, till

sold for, provoked by continual oppressions. Swift.

And in the open market to!ld for? Hudibres,

2. To take toll or tallage. TO'LERABLENESS. n. s. [from to'erable.]

The meale the more yeeldeth, if servant be The state of being tolerable.

true, TO'LERABLY. adv. [from tolerable.] And miller that folletb takes none but his due. 1. Supportably; in a manner that may be

Tour. endured.

3. [I know not whence derived.) To 2. Passably; neither well nor ill; mode sound as a single bell. rately well.

The first bringer of unwelcome news Sometimes are found in these laxer strata bodies

Hath but a losing office; and his tongue that are still tolerably firm. Woodward.

Sounds ever after as a sullen bell, The person to whom this head belonged laughed

Remember'd rolling a departed friend. Sbaksf. frequently, and on particular occasions had ac

Our going to church at the tolling of a bell

, quitted himself tolerably at a ball. Spectator.

only tells us the time when we ought to go and TO'LERANCE. n. s. I tolerantia, Latin ;

worship God.

Stilling fleet.

Toll, toll, tolerance, French.] Power of enduring ;

Gentle bell, for the soil act of enduring. Not used, though a Of the pure ones.

Denbare. good word.

You love to hear of some prodigious tale,, Diogenes one frosty morningcame into the mar The bell that toll'd alone, or Irish whale. Dryd ket-place shaking, to shew his tolerance : many of They give their bodies due repose at night: the people came about him, pitying him: Plato When hollow murmurs of their ev’ning bells passing by, and knowing he did it to be seen, said, Dismiss the sleepy swains, and told them to their If you pity him indeed, let him alone to himself.

cells.

Dryder. Bacon. With horns and trumpets now to madness swell

, There wants nothing but consideration of our Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell. Pepee own eternal weal, a tolerance or endurance of To Toll. v. a. (tollo, Latin.] being made happy here, and blessed eternally,

Hammond,

1. To ring a bell, T. TO'LERATE. v. a. [tolero, Latin ;

When any one dies, then by tolling or ringing

of a bell the same is known to the searchers. tolerer, French.] To allow so as not to

Graun, hinder; to suffer ; to pass uncensured. 2. To take away; to vacate ; to annul.

Inasmuch as they did resolve to remove only A term only used in the civil law : in such things of that kind as the church might best

this sense the o is short, in the former spare, retaining the residue; their whole counsel is, in this point, utterly condemned, as having

long either proceeded from the blindness of those An appeal from sentence of excommunication times, or from negligence, or from desire of does not suspend it, but then devolves it to 2 honour and glory, or from an erroneous opinion superior judge, and tolls the presumption in fa

vour of a sentence. that such things might be tolerated for a while,

Hooker. 3. To take away, or perhaps to invite. We shall tolerate flying horses, harpies, and Obsolete. satyrs; for these are poetical fancies, whose The adventitious moisture which hangeth shaded moralities requite their substantial fal loose in a body, betrayeth and tollatb forth the sities.

Brown. innate and radical moisture along with it. Batea. Men should not tolerate themselves one minute TO'Llboot#. n. s. (tall and booth.] A in any known sin.

Decay of Piety.
Crying should not be tolerated in children. Locke. prison.
We are fully convinced that we shall always tole-

To TO'LLBOOTH. v. a, To imprison in a waterbem,but not that they willio crate us. Swift. tollbooth.

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To these what did he give? why a hen,

Sounds called tones are ever equal. Bacon, That they might tollbooth Oxford men.

The strength of a voice or sound makes a dife Bisbop Corbet.

ference in the loudness or softness, but not in TOLLGA'THERER. n. so (toll and gather.]

the tone.

Bacon. The officer that takes toll.

In their motions harmony divine
TO'LSEY, n. s. The same with tollbooth.

So smooths her charmed tones, that God's own ear
Listens delighted.

Millona
Dict.
TOLUTA’TION.n. s. [toluto, Latin.] The

2. Accent ; sound of the voice.

Palamon replies, act of pacing or ambling.

Eaçer his tone, and ardent were his eyes. Dryd. .. They move per latera, that is, two legs of one Each has a little soul he calls his own, side together, which is tolutation or ambling. And each enunciates with a human tone. Harte.

Brown.

3. A whine ; a mournful cry. They rode; but authors having not Determin'd whether pace or tror,

Made children, with your tones, to run for 't,

As bad as bloody-bones, or Lunsford. Hudibras. That is to say, whether tolutation, As they do term 't, or succussation,

4. A particular or affected sound in speak. We leave it.

Hudibras.

ing. TOMB. 1. s. [tombe, tombeau, Fr. tumba, 5. Elasticity ; power of extension and conlow Latin.] A monument in which the

traction. dead are enclosed.

Drinking too great quantities of this decoce Methinks, I see thee, now thou art below,

tion may weaken the tone of the stomach. As one dead in the bottom of a tomb. Shaksp.

Arbuthnot. Time is drawn upon tombs an old man bald, Toxo. n. s. (See Tongs.] The catch winged, with a sithe and an hour-glass. Peacham. of a buckle. This word is usually

Poor heart! she slumbers in her silent tomb: Let her possess in peace that narrow room.

written tongue ; but, as its office is to Dryden.

hold, it has probably the same original The secret wound with which I bleed

with tongs, and sbould therefore have the Shall lie wrapt up, ev’n in my herse;

same orthography. But on my tomb-stone thou shale read

Their hilts were burnish'd gold, and handle My answer to thy dubious verse. Prior.

strong To TOMB. v. a. (from the noun.] To Of mother pearl, and buckled with a golden tong. bury; to entomb.

Spenser. Souls of boys were there,

Tongs. n. s. [tang, Saxon; tang, Dut.] And youths that tomb'd before their parents

May.

An instrument by which hold is taken TO'MBLEss, adj. [from tomb.] Wanting

of any thing; as of coals in the fire.

Another did the dying brands repair a tomb; wanting a sepulchral monu

With iron tongs, and sprinkled oft the same ment.

With liquid waves.

Spenser: Lay these bones in an unworthy urn,

They turn the glowing mass with crooked Tombless, with no remembrance over them.

tongs;
Sbakspeare. The fiery work proceeds.

Dryden. TO'MBOY. n. s. [Tom, a diminutive of Get a pair of tongs like a smith's tongs, strongThomas, and boy.] A mean fellow; er and toothed.

Mortime?. sometimes a wild coarse girl.

TONGUE. n. s. (tung, Saxon ; tonghe, A lady

Dutch.) Fastened to an empery, to be partner'd

1. The instrument of speech in human beWith tomboys, hir'd with that self-exhibition Which your own coffers yield! Sbakspeare.

ings. TOME. n. s. [French ; Topos.]

My conscience hath a thousand several tongues,

And ev'ry tongue brings in a sev'ral tale, 1. One volume of many.

And ev'ry tale condemns me for a villain. Shaks. 2. A book.

Who with the tongue of angels can relate? All those venerable books of scripture, all

Milton, those sacred tomes and volumes of holy writ, are They are tongue-valiant, and as bold as Her

with such absolute perfection framed. Hooker. cules where there's no danger. L'Estrange. TOMTI'T. n. s. (See TITMOUSE.] A My ears still ring with noise; I'm vext to death, titmouse ; a small bird.

Tongue-kill'd, and have not yet recover'd breath.

Dryden. You would fancy him a giant when you look

Tongue-valiant hero, vaunter of thy might, ed upon him, and a tomtit when you shut your eyes.

Spectator,

In threats the foremost; but the lag in fight. Dryd.

These have been female Pythagoreans, notTon. n. s. (tonne, French. See Tun.]

withstanding that philosophy consisted in keepA measure or weight.

ing a secret, and the disciple was to hold her Spain was very weak at home, or very slow tongue five years together.

Addisor. to move, when they suffered a small fleet of

Though they have those sounds ready at their English to fire, sink, and carry away, ten thou tongue's end, yet there are no determined ideas. sand ton of their great shipping. Bacon.

Locke.

I should make but a poor pretence to true Ton, Tun, in the names of places, are derived from the Saxon tun, a hedge or

learning, if I had not clear ideas under the words my tongue could pronounce.

Watts. wall; and this seems to be from dun, a

2. The organ by which animals lick. hill, the towns being anciently built

They hiss for hiss return'd, with forked tongue on hills, for the sake of defence and pro

To forked tongues

Milion. tection in times of war. Gibson's Camden. TONE. n. s. [ton, French; tonus, Latin.) 3. Speech; fluency of words.

He said; and silence all their tongues con1. Note; sound.

tain'd.

Cbapoion.

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