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Contarenus meeting with the Turk's gallies, Upon his head an old Scorch cap he wore, which would not vail their topsails, fiercely as With a plume feather all to pieces tore. Spenser. sailed them.

Krelles. Tore. n. s. [Of this word I cannot guess Strike, strike the topsail; let the main-sheetfly, the meaning.] And furl your sails.

Dryden.

Proportion according to rowen or tore upon Tops Y TU'RVY. adv. (This Skinner fan the ground; the more tore the less hay will do.

Mortimer. cies to top in turf.) With the bottom upward.

To TORME'NT. v. a. [tourmenter, Fr.] All suddenly was turned topsyturvy, the no

1. To put to pain; to harass with anble lord eftsoons was blanied, the wretched peo guish; to excruciate. ple pitied, and new counsels plotted. Spenser. No sleep close up that deadly eye of thine,

If we without his help can make a head Unless it be while some tormenting dream To push against the kingdom; with his help Affrights thee with a hell of ugly devils. Sbaksp. We shall o'erturn it topsyturvy down. Shaksp. I am glad to be constrain'd to utter what Wave woundeth wave again, and billow billow Tormexts me to conceal.

Sbakspeare, gores,

Art chou come to torment us before the time? And topsyturvy so Ay tumbling to the shores.

Mattbew. Drayton.

Evils on me light God told man what was good, but the devil At once, by my foreknowledge gaining birth surnamed it evil, and thereby turned the world Abortive, to torment me ere their being. Milton. topsy-turvy, and brought a new chaos upon the 2. To tease; to vex with importunity. whole creation.

South.

3. [tormente, Fr. a great storm.] To put Man is buc a topsyturdy creature; his head where his heels should be, grovelling on the

into great agitation. earth.

Swift.

They soaring on main wing
Tormented all the air.

Milton. TOR. n. s. (ror, Saxon.]

TO'RMENT. n. s. (tourment, French.] I. A tower; a turret.

1. Any thing that gives pain, as disease. 2. A high pointed rock or hill, whence They brought unto him, all sick people that tor in the initial syllable of some locai

were taken with divers diseases and torments, and he healed them.

Mattbew. TORCH. n. s. [torcbe, Fr. torcia, Italian;

2. Pain; misery; anguish.

The more I see intortitium, low Lat.) A wax light ge

Pleasures about me, so much more I feel nerally supposed to be bigger than a Torment within me.

Milton. candle.

3. Penal anguish ; torture. Basilius knew, by the wasting of the torches, No prisoners there, enforc'd by torments, cry; that the night also was far wasted. Sidney. But fearless by their old tormentors lie. Sandys. Here lies the dusky torch of Mortimer,

Not sharp revenge, nor hell itself, can find Choak'd with ambition of the meaner sort.

A fiercer torment thai a guilty mind,

Shakspeare. Which day and night doth dreadfully accuse, They light the nuptial torch, and bid invoke Condemns the wretch, and still the charge reHymen. Milton.

Dryden. Never was known a night of such distraction; TO'RMENTIL. n. s. [tormentille, Fr. torNoise so confus'd and dreadful; forches gliding Like meteors by each other in the streets.

mentilla, Latin.) A plant; sepefoil.

The root of tormentil has been used for tan

Dryden.
I'm weary of my part;

ning of leather, and accounted the best astring

Miller. My toreb is out; and the world stands before me

ent in the whole vegetable kingdom Like a black desart at the approach of night.

Refresh the spirits externally by some epi

themata of balm, bugloss, with the powder of the Dryden. roots of tormentil.

Wiseman, When men of infamy to grandeur soar, They light a toreb to shew their shame the more.

TORME'NTOR. N. s. [from torment.]

Young 1. One who torments; one who gives PO'RCHBEARER. n. s. (torch and bear.) pain. One whose office is to ca ry a torch.

He called to me for succour, desiring me at He did in a genteel manner chastise their nege

least to kill him, to deliver him from those torligence, with making them, for that night, the

mentors.

Sidney. torchbeurers.

vidney. 2. One who inflicts penal tortures.

No prisoners there, enforc'd by torments, cry; TO'RCHER. 2. s. [from torch.] One that

But fearless by their old tormentors lie. Sandys. gives light.

Let his tormenter, conscience, find him out. Ere the horses of the sun shall bring

Milton. Their fiery torcher his diurnal ring. Sbakspeare.

Hadst thou full pow'r to kill, TO'RCHLIGHT. n. s. (torch and light.]

Or measure out his torments by thy will;

Yer what couldst thou, tormentur, hope to gain? Light kindled to supply the want of the Thy loss continues unrepaid by pain. Dryden. sun.

The commandments of God being conforme When the emperor Charles had clasped Ger able to the dictates of right reason, man's judga many almost in his fist, he was forced to

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from ment condemns him when he violates any of Isburg, and, as if in a mask, by torchlight, to quit them; and so the sinner becomes his own torevery foot he had gotten.

Bacon.
mentor.

South.
If thou like a child didst fear before,

The ancient martyrs passed through such new Being in the dark, where thou didst nothing see; inventions and varieties of pain as tired their Now I have broughs thee torcbligit,fear no more. tormentors.

Addison Davies. TORN. The part. pass. of tear. TORE. The preterit, and sometimes par. Ye shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts. ticiple passive, of tear.

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TorxA'DO. n. s. (tornado, Spanish.] A Not far from Caucasus are certain steep-falla hurricane; a whirlwind.

ing torrents, which wash down many grains of Nimble coruscations strike the eye,

gold, as in many other parts of the world; and And bold tornados bluster in the sky. Gartó.

the people there inhabiting use to set many TORPE'DO. n. s. (Lat.) A fish which

fleeces of wool in these descents of waters, in while alive, if touched even with a long

which the grains of gold remain, and the water

passeth through, which Strabo witnessech to be stick, benumbs the hand that so touches

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Raleigh. it, but when dead is eaten safely:

The memory of those who, out of duty and TO'RPENT, adj. (torpens, Latin.] Be. conscience, opposed that torrent which did overnumbed; struck motionless; not active;

whelm them, should not lose the recompence due to their virtue.

Clarendor. incapable of motion.

When shrivellid herbs on with'ring stems deA comprehensive expedient to assist the frail and torpent memory through so multifarious an employment.

Evelyn.

The wary ploughman, on the mountain's brow,

Undams his watry stores, huge torrents fow, TO'RPID. adj. [torpidus, Lat.) Numbed;

Temp’ring the thirsty fever of the field. Dryden, motionless; sluggish ; not active.

Erasmus, that great injur'd name, Without heat all things would be torpid, and Stemm'd the wild torrent of a barb'rous age. without motion.

Ray. The sun awakes the torpid sap. Thomson. TO'RRENT. adj. (torrens, Lat.) Rolling TO'RPIDNESS. n. s. [from torpid.] The in a rapid stream. state of being torpid.

Fierce Phlegeton, Though the object about which it is exercised Whose waves

of torrent fire infiame with rage. be poor, little, and low; yet a man hath this ad.

Milton, vantage by the exercise of this faculty about it, TO'RRID. adj. (torride, Fr. torridus, Lat.] that it keeps it from rest and torpidness, it enlargeth and habituates it for a due improvement

1. Parched ; dried with heat.

Galen's commentators mention a twofold dry. even about nobler objects.

Hale. TO'R PITUDE, n. s. [from torpid.] State

ness; the one concomitated with a heat, which

they call a torrid tabes; the other with a coldof being motionless; numbness; slug ness, when the parts are consumed through exgishness.

tinction of their native heat. Harvey. Some, in their most perfect state, subsist in a 2. Burning ; violently hot. kind of torpitude or sleeping state. Derbam.

This with torrid heat, TO'RPOR. n. s. (Lat.] Dulness; numb. And vapours as the Libyan air adust, ness; inability to move ; dulness of ser

Began to parch that temperate clime. Milten

. sation.

3. It is particularly applied to the regions Motion discusses the torpor of solid bodies,

or zone between the tropicks. which, beside their motion of gravity, have in

Columbus first them a natural appetite not to move at all. Bacon.

Found a temp'race in a torrid zone;,

The fev'rish air fann'd by a cooling breeze. TORREFA'CTION. n. s. (torrefaction, Fr.

Drydis, torrefacio, Lat.] The act of drying by Those who amidst the torrid regions live, the fire.

May they not gales unknown to us receive? When torrefied sulphur makes bodies black, See daily show'rs rejoice the thirsty earth, why does torrofaction make sulphur itself black?

And bless the flow'ry buds succeeding birth?

Boyle. If it have not a sufficient insolation, it looketh Torse. n. s. [In heraldry.) A wreath. pale; if it be sunned too long, it suffereth torrso To'rsEL. n. 5. (torse, Fri] Any thing in factio r.

Brown. a twisted form.' To TO'RREFY. v. a. [tsrrifer, Fr. tor When you lay any timber on brickwork, as facio, Latin.] To dry by the fire. torsels for mantle trees to lie on, or lincols ofer In the sulphur of bodies torrefied consist the windows, lay them in loam.

Muxor. principles of inflammability. Brown. To'rsion. n. s. (torsio, Lat.] The act

The Africans are more peculiarly scorched and terrefied from the sun by addition of dryness Torr. n. š. (tort, Fr. tortum, low Lat.)

of turning or twisting. from the soil.

Brown. Divers learned men assign, for the cause of

Mischief; injury; calamity. Obsolete. blackness, the sooty steam of adust or torrefied

Then’gan triumphant trumpets sound on high, sulpliur.

That sent to heaven the echoed report

Boyle. Torrefied sulphur makes bodies black; I desire

Of their new joy, and happy victory to know why torrefaction makes sulphur itself

Against him that had been long opprest with black ?

Bogle.

tort, Another clister is composed of two heminæ of

And fast imprisoned in sieged fort. Spensere white wine, half a hemina of honey, Egyptian

He dreadless bad them come to court, nitre torrefied a quadrant.

Arbuthnot.
For no wild beasts should do them any tert.

Spenser
TO'RRENT. n. s. (torrent, Fr. torrens, Your disobedience and ill managing
Latin.]

Of actions, lost for want of due support, 1. A sudden stream raised by showers.

Refer I justly to a further spring,
The near in blood
Spring of sedition, strife, oppression, fort. Fairf

. Forsake me like the torrent of a flood. Sandys. TO'RTILE. adj. (tortilis, Lat.] Twisted; Will no kind flood, no friendly rain,

wreathed. Disguise the marshal's plain disgrace;

To'rtion. n. s. [from tortus, Lat.] TorNo torrents swell the low Mohayne? The world will say he durst not pass.

ment; pain. Not in use. Prior.

All purgers have a raw spirit or wind, which 2. A violent and rapid stream; tumultuous

is the principal cause of tortion in the stomach current.

and belly,

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Prisr.

To'rtious, adj. [from tort.] Injurious; The scourge inexorable and the torturing hour doing wrong. Spenser.

Call us to penance.

Miltoni. TO'RTIVE. adj. [from tortus, Latin.] 2. To vex; to excruciate ; to torment. Twisted; wreathed.

Still must I cherish the dear sad remembrance, Knots by the conflux of meeting sap

At once to torture and to please my soul. Addis, Infect the sound pine, and divert his grain

3. To keep on the stretch. Tortive and errant from his course of growth.

The bow torturetb the string continually, and Sbakspeare. thereby holdeth it in a continual trepidation.

Bacon. To'rtoise. n. s. (tortue, French.) 1. An animal covered with a hard shell:

TO'RTURER. N. s. [from torture.] He who

tortures; tormentor. there are tortoises both of land and

I play the torturer by small and small, water.

To lengthen out the worst that must be spoken. In his needy shop a tortoise hung,

Shakspeare. An alligator stuft.

Shakspeare. When king Edward the Second was amongst A living tortoise being turned upon its back, his torturers, the more to disgrace his face, they not being able to make use of its paws for the shaved him, and washed him with cold water; returning of itself, because they could only bend the king said, Well, yet I will have warm watowards the belly, it could help itself only by its ter, and so shed abundance of tears. Bacon, neck and head; sometimes one side, sometimes TO'RVITY, n. s. (torvitas, Latin.] Soaranother, by pushing against the ground, to rock itself as in a cradle, to find out where the in

ness; severity of countenance. Not used. equality of the ground might permit it to roll its To'r vous. adj. (torvus, Latin.] Sour of shell.

Ray. aspect ; stern; severe of countenance. 2. A form into which the ancient soldiers Not used. used to throw their troops, by bending

That torvous sour look produced by anger, and down, and holding their bucklers above

that gay and pleasing countenance accompany, their heads so that no darts could hurt Toʻr y. n. s. [A cant term, derived, I sup

ing love.

Dirbama them. Their targets in a tortoise cast, the foes

pose, from an Irish word signifying a Secure advancing to the turrets rose. Dryden. savage.] One who adheres to the an

cient constitution of the state, and the TORTUO'sity. n. s. [from tortuous.] Wreath ; Rexure.

apsotolical hierarchy of the church of These the midwife contriveth unto a knot

England : opposed to a whig. close unto the body of the infant, from whence

The knight is more a tory in the country than ensueth that tortuosity, or complicated nodosity,

the town, because it more advances his interest.

Addison, called the navel.

Brown.

This protestant zealot, this English divine, TO'RTUOUS. adj. (tortueux, Fr. from tor. In church and in state was of principles sound; tuosus, tortus, Latin.]

Was truer than steel to the Hanover line, 1. Twisted ; wreathed; winding.

And griev'd that a tory should live above ground. So vary'dhe, and of his tortuous train Curl'd many a wanton wreath. Milton.

To confound his hated coin, Aqueous vapours, like a dry wind, pass through

All parties and religions join, so long and tortuous a pipe of lead. Boyle.

Whigs, tories.

.

Swif?

To Tose. v. n. (of the same original with 2. Mischievous. [Thus I explain it, on

tease.] To comb wool. supposition that it is derived from tort,

To Toss. v. a. pret. tossed or tost; part. wrong; but it may mean crooked: as we say, crooked ways for bad practices,

pass. tossed or tost. (tassen, Dutch; tase crooked being regularly enough opposite

ser, French, to accumulate; Minshew.

Otwas, to dance; Meric Casaubon. Tosen, to right. This in some copies is tortious, and therefore from tort.]

German, to make a noise; Skinner: perNe ought he car'd whom he endamaged

haps from to us, a word used by those By tortuous wrong, or whom bereav'd of right. who would have any thing thrown to

Spenser.

them.] TO'RTURE. n. s. (torture, Fr. tortura, 1. To throw with the hand, as a ball at Latin.]

play. 1. Torments judicially inflicted; pain by

With this she seem'd to play, and, as in sport, which guilt is punished, or confession

Tosi'd to her love in presence of the court. Dryd.

A shepherd diverted himself with dessing up extorted. Hecate

Addison. eggs and catching them again.

throw with violence. Then led me trembling thro' those dire abodes, And taught the tortures of th' avenging gods.

Back do I toss these treasons to thy head. Dryden.

Sbakspeare. 2. Pain ; anguish; pang;

Vulcanos discharge forth with the fire not only

metallick and mineral matter, but huge stones, Better be with the dead,

tossing them up to a very great height in the Than on the torture of the mind to lie

air.

Woodward. In restless extasy.

Sbakspeare. Ghastly spasm or racking torture. Milton.

3. To lift with a sudden and violent mo.

tion. To TO'RTURE, V. a. (from the noun.] Behold how they toss their torches on high, 1. To punish with tortures

How they point to the Persian abodes. Dryd. Hipparchus, my enfranchis'd bondman,

I call'd to stop him, but in vain; He may at pleasure whip, or hang, or torture. He tost his arm aloft, and proudly told me, Shakspears He would not stay,

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cease.

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So talk too idle buzzing things ;

In a troubled sea of passion test.

Milten Toss up their heads, and stretch their wings. TO'ral. adj. [totus, Lat. total, Fr.]

Prior.

1. Whole; complete; full. 4. To agitate; to put into violent motion.

They set and rise; The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a Lest total darkness should by night regain vanity tossed to and fro.

Proverbs.

Her old possession, and extinguish life. Milter. Things will have their first or second agita If all the pains that, for thy Britain's sake, tion; if they be not tossed upon the arguments My past has took, or future life may take, of counsel, they will be tossed upon the waves of Be grateful to my queen ; permit my pras't, fortune, and be full of inconstancy, doing and And with this gift reward my fotal care. Prier, undoing.

Bacon.

2. Whole ; not divided. Cowls, hoods, and habits, with their wearerstost,

Either to undergo
And Mutter'd into rags.

Milton.
I have mide several voyages upon the sea,

Myself the total crime; or to accuse often been tossed in storms.

My other self, the partner of my life. Milter.

Spectator. TOTA’LITY. n. s: [totalité, Fr.] Coms. To make restless; to disquiet. She did love the knight of the red cross,

plete sum; whole quantity. For whose dear sake so many troubles her did TO'T ALLY. adv. {from total.] Wholly; toss.

Spenser.

fully; completely. Calm region once,

The sound interpreters expound this image of And full of peace, now tost and turbulent. Milt. God, of natural reason; which, if it be totally 6. To keep in play; to tumble over.

or mostly defaced, the right of government ditz That scholar should come to a better know. ledge in the Latin tongue, than most do that

The obdurate sinner, that hach long hardened spend four years in tossing all the rules of grain

his own heart against God, thereby provokes hica mar in common schools.

Ascbam, totally to withdraw all inward grace from him. To Toss. v. n. 1. To fing; to winch; to be in violent

Charity doth not end with this world, but goes

along with us into the next, where it will be per commotion.

fected: but faith and hope shall then totallgia; Dire was the fossing! deep the groans! despair the one being changed into sight, the other insa Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch.

enjoyment.

Atterbury, Milton. T'THER. Contracted for the other. Galen tells us of a woman patient of his whom As bad the one as s'other. Farszty he found very weak in bed, continually tossing To TOʻTTER. V. n. (tateren, to stagger

, and tumbling from one side to another, and totally deprived of her rest.

Harvey.

Dutch.] To shake so as to threaten a To tess and fing, and to be restless, only frets

fall. and enrages our pain.

Tillotson. What news, in this our tett'ring state? And thou, my sire, not destin'd by thy birth - It is a reeling world indeed, my lord, To turn to dust, and mix with common earth, And I believe will never stand upright. Slal, How wilt thou toss and rave, and long to die, As a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tettere And quit thy claim to immortality! Addison. in fence.

They throw their person with a hoyden air The foes already have possess'd the wall, Across the room, and toss into the chair. Young. Troy nods from high, and roticrs to her fall. Drzd

. 2. To be tossed.

TO'TTERY. I adj. [from totter.] Shaking Your mind is tossing on the sea,

To'tty.

unsteady; dizzy. Nci There where your argosies

ther of those words is used. Do overpeer the petty traffickers. Shakspeare. Siker thy head very tottie is, 3. To Toss up. To throw á coin into the So on thy corbe shoulder it leans amisse. Syari. air, and wager on what side it shall fail.

To Touch. v.

a. [toucher, Fr. falses, I'd try if any pleasure could be found

Dutch.] In tossing up for twenty thousand pound. Brampst.

1. To perceive by the sense of feeling. Toss. n. s. [from the verb.]

Nothing but body

can be touch'd or toucb. Crech. I. The act of tossing.

2. To handle slightly, without effort or The discus that is to be seen in the hand of

violence. the celebrated Castor at Don Livio's is perfectly

In the middle of the bridge there is a dri** round; nor has it any thing like a sling fastened to it, to add force to the toss.

bridge made with such artifice, that the sentina

Addison. 2. An affected manner of raising the head.

discovering any force approaching may, by czy

touching a certain iron with his foot, draw up tha His various modes from various fathers follow;

bridge. One taught the toss, and one the new French

3. To reach with any thing, wallow: His sword-knot this, his cravat that designed.

there be no space between the thing Dryden.

reached and the thing brought to it. There is hardly a polite sentence in the fol

He brake the withs as a thread of tow is broken lowing dialogues which doth not require some

when it coucbeth the fire. suitable toss of the head.

Swift. Him thus intent, Ithuriel with his spear To'ssel, nos. See TASSEL.

Touch'd lightly. Tie at each lower corner a handful of hops 4. To come to; to attain. with a piece of packthread to make a tossel, by

Their impious folly dar'd to prey which you may conveniently lift the bag when

On herds devoted to the god of day; fuil.

Mortimer. The god vindictive doom'd them never more, TO'SSER. n. s. [from toss.] One who

Ah men unbless'd! to toucb their natal shore. Pitle throws; one who flings and writhes.

s. To try, as gold with a stone. To'sspot, n. s. [toss and pot.] A toper

When I have suit, and drum kard.

Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed, Tost. The preterit and part. pasy. of toss.

It shall be full of poize and difficulty,
And fearful to be granted.

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Words so debas'd and hard, no stone

tleman should not barely touch at, but constantly Was hard enough to touch them on. Hudibras.

Locke. 6. To relate to.

A fishimonger lately touched at Hammersmith. In ancient times was publickly read first the

Spectator. scripture, as, namely, something out of the 4. To Touch on. To mention slightly. books of the prophets of God; some things out The shewing by what steps knowledge comes of the apostles writings; and, lastly, out of the into our minds, it may suffice to have only holy evangelists, some things which touched the touched on.

Locke. person of our Lord Jesus Christ. Hooker, It is an use no body has dwelt upon; if the

The quarrel touchetb none but us alone; antiquaries have touched upon it, they immediBetwixt ourselves let us decide it then. Sbaksp. ately quitted it.

Addison. 7. To meddle with ; not totally to for5. To Touch on or upon. To go for a bear. .

very short time. He so light was at lergerdemain,

He touched upon the Moluccoes. Abbot. That what he toucb'd came not to light again. Which monsters, lest the Trojan's pious host

Spenser.

Should bear, or touch upon th' inchanted coast, 8. To affect.

Propitious Neptune steer'd their course by night. What of sweet

Dryder. Hath toucb'd my sense, flat seems to this. Milt.

I made a little voyage round the lake, and

toucbed on the several towns that lie on its coasts. 9. To move ; to strike mentally; to melt. I was sensibly touched with that kind impres- 6. To Touch on or upon. To light upon

Addison. sion.

Congreve. The tender sire was toucb'd with what he said, in mental inquiries. And Aung the blaze of glories from his head, It is impossible to make observations in art And bid the youth advance.

Addison. or science which have not been toucbed upon by 10. To delineate or mark out.

others.

Spectator. Nature affords at least a glimm'ring light:

Touch. n. s. (from the noun.] The lines, though touch'd but faintly, are drawn 1. Reach of any thing so that there is no right.

Pope. space between the things reaching and 11. To censure; to animadvert upon. Not reached. used.

No falsehood can endure Doctor Parker, in his sermon before them, Touch of celestial temper, but returns toucbed them for their living so near, that they Of force to its own likeness.

Milton, went near to touch bim for his life. Haywerd. 2. The sense of feeling. 12. To infect ; to seize slightly.

O dear son Edgar, Pestilent diseases are bred in the summer; Might I but live to see thee in my touch, otherwise those toucbed are in most danger in I'd say, I had eyes again. Shakspears. the winter.

Bacon, The spirit of wine, or chemical oils, which are 13. To bite; to wear; to have an effect so hot in operation, are to the first touch cold.

Bacon. on. Its face must be very fiat and smooth, and so

By touch the first pure qualities we learn, hard, that a file will not touch it, as smiths say,

Which quicken all things, hot, cold, moist and when a file will not eat, or race it. Moxon.

dry; 14. To strike a musical instrument.

By touch, hard, soft, rough, smooth, we do dis

cern; They touch'd their golden harps, and prais'd.

Milton,
By touch, sweet pleasure and sharp pain we try.

Davies. One dip the pencil, and one touch the lyre.

Pope.

The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!

Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. 15. To influence by impulse; to impel

Pope. forcibly.

The fifth sense is touch, a sense over the whole No decree of mine, body.

Locke. To leucb with lightest moment of impulse

3.

The act of touching. His free will.

Milton,

The touch of the cold water made a pretty 16. To treat of perfunctorily.

kind of shrugging come over her body, like the This thy last reasoning words touch'd only.

twinkling of the fairest among the fixed stars. Milton.

Sidney. 17. To Touch up. To repair, or im

With one virtuous touch prove by slight strokes, or little emend. Th'arch-chemick sun produces precious things. ations.

Milton. What he saw was only her natural counter

4. State of being touched, nance touched up with the usual improvements

The time was once, when thou unurg'd of an aged coquette.

Addison.

wouldst vow, To Touch. v. n.

That never touch was welcome to thy hand,
Unless I touch'd.

Shakspeare. 1. To be in a state of junction so that no space is between them; as, two spheres 5. Examination, as by a stone.

To-morrow, good sir Michell, is a day touch only at points.

Wherein the fortune of ten thousand men 2. To fasten on; to take effect on.

Must bide the touch. Strong waters pierce metals, and will toucb Ah Buckingham, now do I ply the touch, upon gold that will not touch upon silver, Bacon. To try if thou be current gold indeed. Sbakso. 3. To Touch at, To came to without Albeit some of these articles were merely do stay.

vised, yet the duke being of base gold, and fearThe next day we touched at Sidon. Acts.

ing the touch, subscribed that he did acknowledge On fail not to touch at Peru;

his offences.

Haywars. With gold there our vessel we'll store. Couley. 6. Test; that by which any thing is exar

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