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As the hart panteth ałter the water-brook, so Doth not each on the sabbath loose his ox panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalms. from the stall, and lead him away to catering. Deep calleth unto deep, at the noise of thy
Psalms. His horsemen kept them in so strait, that he He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the man could, without great danger, go to gater Poater-springs into dry ground. Psalıns. his horse.
Krolies. There were set six
water-pots of stone. Joba. Water him, and, drinking what he can, Hercules's page, Hylas, went with a water Encourage him to thirst again with bran. Dryk pot to till it at a pleasant fountain that was near. 3. To tertilize or accommodate with
Bacon. streams. As the carp is accounted the water-fox, for
Mountains, that run from one extremity of his cunning, so the roach is accounted the water.
Italy to the other, give rise to an incredible sasheep
dedisor, Sea-calves unwonted to fresh rivers fly; The water-snakes with scales upstanding die.
4. To diversify as with waves. Moy.
The different ranging the superficial parts of
velvet and watered silk, does the like. Lucko By making the water-wheels larger, the motion will be so slow, that the screw will not be To WATER. V. n. able to supply the outward streams. Wilkins. 1. To shed moisture.
Rain carried away apples, together with a I stain'd this napkin with the blood dung-hill that lay in the wakr-course.
That valiant Clifford with his rapier's point
L'Estrange. Made issue from the bosom of the boy;. Oh help, in this extremest need,
And if thine eyes can water for his death, If water-gods are deities indeed.
Dryden. I give thee this to dry thy cheeks withal. Because the outermost coat of the eye might
Staksperits be pricked, and this humour let out, therefore nature hath made provision to repair it by the Seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine, help of certain water-pipes, or lymphæ-ducts, Began to water.
Sbalskar?. inserted into the bulb of the eye, proceeding l'he tickling of the nostrils within, doth draw from glandules that separate this water from the the moisture to the nostrils, and to the eyes by blood.
consent; for they also will crater. Baron. The lacerta aquatica, or water-newt, when How troublesome is the least mote, or dust, young, hath four neat ramified fins, two on one
falling into the eye! and how quickly does it side, growing out a little above its forelegs, to
weep and water upon the least grievance! Seató. poise and keep its body uprigit, which fall off
2. To get or take in water; to be used in when the legs are grown.
Derbam. Other mortar, used in making trater-courses,
supplying water. cisterns, and fish-ponds, is very hard and du
He set the rods he had pulled before the flocks rable.
in the gutters in the watering coughs. Geresis. . The most brittle water-carriage was used
Mahomet sent many small boats, manned among the Egyptians, who, as Strabo saith, with harquebusiers and small ordnance, into the would sail sometimes in boats made of eartheno lake near unto the camp, to keep the christians
from watering there. A gentleman watered saintsoin in dry weather 3. The mouth WATERS. The man longs ; at new sowing, and, when it came up, with a there is a vehement desire. From dogs trater-cart, carrying his water in a cask, to which there was a tap at the end, which lets the
who drop their slaver when they see water run into a long trough full of small holes.
meat which they cannot get. Mortimer.
Cardinal Wolsey's teeth wataing at the bio In Hampshire they sell water-trefoil as dear shoprick of Winchester, sent one unto bishop as hops.
Fox, who had advanced him, for to move him to To WA'Ter. v.a. [from the noun.)
resign the bishoprick, because extreme age had
made him blind; which Fox did take in so ill 3. To irrigate ; to supply with moisture. part, that he willed the messenger to tell the A river went out of Eden to water the garden.
Cardinal, that, although I am blind, I hape espied
Camdes his malicious unthankfulness.
Genesis. A man's nature runs to herhs or weeds;
These reasons made bis mouth to water therefore let him seasonably beater the one, and
With amorous longings to be at ber. Hulibres. destroy the other.
Those who contend for 4 per cent. bave ser Chaste moral writing xe may learn from
men's mouths e-watering for money at that rate. hence, Neglect of which no wit can recompense;
WATERCOLOURS. n. s. (water and The fountain which from Helicon proceeds,
colour.) That sacred stream, should never water weeds.
Painters make colours into a soft consistence Waller.
with water or oil; those they call reisitators,
and these they term oil colours. Could tears water the lovely plant, so as to
Ві?. . make it grow again after once'is cut down,
Less should I dawb it o'er with transitory your friends would be so far from accusing your
praise, passion, that they would encourage it, and share
And cratercolours of these days:
These days! where e'en the extravagance of You may water the lower land when you
Is at a loss för figures to express 2. To supply with water for drink.
Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy. Swift. Now 'gan the golden Phæbus for to steep
WATERCRESSES, 11. s. (sisymbrium, Lat.) His fiery face in billows of the west,
Miller. And his faint steeds waterd in ocean deep,
The nymphs of floods are made very beautiWhilst from their journal labours they did rest.
ful; upon their beads are garlands of avoir Sponset.
WATERER. . s. [from water.] One WA’TERMARK. n.s. (water and mark.) who waters.
The utmost limit of the rise of tha This ill weed, rather cut off by the ground flood. than plucked up by the root, twice or thrice
Men and beasts grew forth again; but yet, maugre the warmers Were borne above the tops of trees that grew and waterers, hath been ever parched up. Oo th' utmost margin of the watermark. Dryd.
Carew. WATERME'LON. n. 5. A plant. WATERFALL. n. s. (water and fall.)
It hath trailing branches, as the cucumber of Cataract ; cascade.
melon, and distinguished from other cucurbiI have seen in the Indies far greater water taceous plants, by its leaf deeply cut and jagged, falls than those of Nilus.
Raleigh. and by its producing uneatable fruit, Miller. Nor Lacedæmon charms me more
WATERMILL. n. s. Mill turned by Than high Albana's airy walls,
water. Resounding with her waterfalls. Addison.
Forth flowed fresh WA’TERFLAG. 1. s. (from water and
A gushing river of black gory blood, fag; iris aquatica, Latin.) Water That drowned all the land whereon he stood flower-de-luce.
The stream thereof would drive a watermill. WATERFOWL. n. s. Fowl that live or
Spenser. get their food in water.
Corn ground by windmills, erected on hills,
or in the plains where the watermills stood. Waterfowl joy most in that air which is likest
Mortimer. Bacon. Waterfowls supply the weariness of a long WA'TERMINT. n. s. (mentha aquatica.) flight by taking water, and numbers of them are
A plant. found in islands, and in the main ocean. Hale. WaterRA'DISH. . 5. A species of wa. Fish and waterfowl, who feed of turbid and
tercresses. muddy slimy water, are accounted the cause of WA TERRAT. n. s. (mus aquaticus.] A phlegni.
rat that makes holes in banks. WATERGRU'EL. n. s. [water and gruel.]
There be land-rats, and water-rats. Sbaksp. Food made with oatmeal boiled in
The pike is bold, and lies near the
of the water.
water, watching the motion of any frog, or For breakfast, milk, milk-pottage, watergruel, water-rat, or mouse.
Walton and funnery, are very fit to make for children. WATERROCKET. n. S.
1. A species of watercresses. Ceruca aquaThe aliment ought to be slender, as water
tica.] gruel acidulated.
2. A kind of firework to be discharged in WA TERHEN. N. s. [from water and ben;
the water. fulica, Lat.) A coot; a waterfowl.
WATERVI’OLET. n. só [bottonia, Latin.) W'TERINESS, 1. s. [froin watery.]
Miller, Humidity; moisture.
WATERSA'PPHIRE, n.s. A sort of stone. Thc forerunners of an apoplexy are dulness,
Watersapphire is the occidental sapphire, and nightmares, weakness, wateriness, and turgidity of the eyes.
is neither of so bright a blue, nor so hard, as the Arbutbnot, oriental.
Woodwarda WA’TERISH. adj. [from water.]
WATERWI'llow. n. s. [frons water and 1. Resembling water.
willow; lysimachia, Lat.) A plant. Where the principles are only phlegm, what
Ainsworth, can be expected from the waterisb matter, but an insipid manhood, and a stupid oid infancy?
WA’TERWITH, 1. s. (water and witb.}
Dryden. A plant. 2. Moist; boggy.
The water with of Jamaica, growing on dry Some parts of the earth grow moorish or wa hills in the woods, where no water is to be mec terish, others dry.
Hale. with, its trunk, if cut into pieces two or three WA'TERISHNESS. N. s. [from waterisb.]
yards long, and held by either end to the mouth, Thinness; resemblance of water.
affords so plentiful a limpid, innocent, and reA pendulous sliminess answers a pituitous
freshing water, or sap, as gives new life to the.
Derbam. state, or an acerbi:y, which resembles the tartar
droughty traveller or hunter. of our humours; or waterishness, which is like WA’TERWORK. n. s. [water and work.] the serosity of our blood.
Floyer. Play of fountains; artinicial spouts of WATERLEAF. n. s. A plant. Milier.
water; any hydraulick performanc
nce. WA'TERLILLY. n. s. (nymphea, Latin.) Engines invented for mines and waterworks A plant.
Miller, often tail in the performance. Wilkins. Let them lie dry twelve months to kill the
The French took from the Italians the first water-weeds, as wuicrbillies and bull-rushes. plans of their gardens, as well as waterworks. Walton.
Adilisong WA’TERMAN. 1. s. (water and man.
.] A WA'TERY. adj. [from water. ] ferryman; a boatman.
1. Thin ; liquid; like water. Having blocked up the passage to Greenwich, Quicksilver, which is a most crude and watery they ordered the walcrmen to let fall their oars body, heated, and peat in, hath the like force more gently.
Bacon. Bubbles of air working upward from the very
The bile, by its saponaceous quality, mixeth bottom of the lake, the watermen told us that the oily and watery parts of the aliment togethey are observed always to rise in the same
Addison. 2. Tasteless; insipid; vapid ; spiritless. The waterman forlorn, along the shore,
We'll use this unwholesome humidity, this Peaşive reclines upon his useless, oat, Gay. gross, watery pumpicn,
No heterogeneous mixture use, as some 1. To play loosely; to float.
I may find
Pbilipso Your warlike ensigns waving in the wind. 3. Wet; abounding with water,
Dryden When the big lip, and wat ry eye,
Messapus' helm Tell me the rising storm is nigh;
He laces on, and wears the waving crest. Dryd. 'Tis then thou art yon angry main,
2. To be moved as a signal. Deform'd by winds, and dash'd by rain. Prior.
A bloody arm it is, that holds a pine 4. Relating to the water.
Lighted above the capitol, and now On the brims her sire, the wat'ry god,
It waves unto us.
Ben Yonsors Rolld from a silver urn his crystal flood. Dryd. 3. To be in an unsettled state ; to fuc3. Consisting of water.
tuate ; to waver. The wat’ry kingdom is no bar
They wave in and out, no way sufficiently To stop the foreign spirits; but they come, grounded, no
no way resolved, what to think, speak, As o'er a brook, to see fair Portia. "Shakspeare.
or write, more than only that, because they Those few escap'd
have taken it upon them, they must be opposite. Famine and anguish will at last consume,
Header. Wand'ring that wat'ry desart. Milton. If he did not care whether he had their love Betwixt us and you wide oceans flow,
or no, he waved indifferently betwixt doing And wat'ry desarts.
Dryden. them neither good nor harm. Sbakspears Perhaps you'll say,. That the attracted wat'ry vapours rise
TO WAVE. v.a. [from the noun.] From lakes and seas, and fill the lower skies. 1. To raise into inequalities of surface.
He had a thousand noses, WATTLE. 1. s. (from waghelen, to shake,
Horns welk'd and wav'd like the enridged sea. German. Skinner.]
Sbakspeare. 1. The barbs, or loose red flesh, that
2. To move loosely.
They wav'd their fiery swords, and in the air þangs below the cock's bill.
Made borrid circles.
Miltar. The loach is of the shape of an eel, and has a
Æneas war'd his fatal sword beard of wattles like a barbel.
Drydes. The barbel is so called, by reason of his barb, He beckoned to me, and by the waging of his or wattles, at his mouth, which is under șis nose
hand, directed me to approach the place where or chops. Walton.
Addiset. The cock's comb and wattles are an ornament becoming his martial spirit,
3. To waft; to remove any thing floating:
Ainswortb. . A hurdle.
Some men never conceive how the motion of
the earth below should wave one from a knock To WA'TTLE. v. a. (patelar, Sax. twigs.]
perpendicularly directed from a body in the air To bind with twigs; to form by plat above.
Broers ting twigs one within another. 4. To beckon; to direct by a waft or moMight we but hear
tion of any thing. The folded Aocks penn'd in their wattled cotes,
Look with what courteous action
Sbakspears A plough was found in a very deep bog, and a
5. (guesver, Fr. Skinner.] To put off; to hedge wattled standing,
quit; to depart from. WAVE. n. s. [pæge, Sax. waech, Dutch; He resolved not to wave his way upon this vague, Fr.]
reason, that if he should but once, by such a 1. Water raised above the level of the diversion, make his enemy believe he were surface ; billow; water driven into ine afraid of danger, he should never live without.
H'etise. qualities. The shore, that o'er his wave-worn basis
These, waving plots, found out a better way; bow'd.
Some god descended, and presery'd the play. The waves that rise would drown the highest
Drydent. 6. To put aside for the present. hill; But at thy check they flee, and when they hear
I have wav'd the subject of your greatness, to Thy thund'ring voice, they post to do thy will.
resign myself to the contemplation of what is Wotton. more peculiarly yours.
Dryden. Amidst these toils succeeds the balmy night;
Since she her interest for the nation's seco's Now hissing waters the quench'd guns restore;
Then I, who sav'd the king, the nation sav'd. And weary waves withdrawing from the fight,
Dryder. Are lulld, and pant upon the silent shore.
If any had a better right, they were content Dryden.
to wave it, and recognize the right of the other. The wave behind impels the wave before.
TO WA'ver. V. n. (pafian, Sax.] Luxuriant on the wave-worn bank he lay 1. To play to and fro; to move ioosely. Stretch'd forth and panting in the sunny ray. I look two triangular glasses, and one of them
being kept fixt in the same posture, that the ins 2. Unevenness; inequality.
it projected on the floor might not waver, I cast Thus it happens, if the glass of the prisms be on the same floor another iris, with anotber free from veins, and their sides be accurately prism, moving it to and fro.
Boyle. plane and well polished, without those number
The whitening shower descends less waves, or curls, which usually arise froin At first thin wavering.
Tbemos, sand-holes a little smoothed in polishing with 2. To be unsettled; to be uncertain or putty.
Newton, TO WATE. V. n. [from the noun.]
inconstant ; to fluctuate ; not to be dee termined,
In which amazement when the miscreant
Wax consists of an acid spirit of a nauseone Perceived him to waver, weak and frail,
taste, and an oil, or butter, which is emollient, Whilst trembling horror did his conscience laxative, and anodyne.
They gave us food which may with nectar vie; And hellish anguish did his soul assail. Spenser. And wax, that does the absent sun supply. Remember where we are;
Roscommon. In France, among a fickle wavering nation. All the magistrates, every new or full moon,
give honour to Confucius, with bowings, wax Thou almost mak'st me waver in my faith, candles, and incense.
Stilling fleet, To hold opinion with Pythagoras,
While visits shall be paid on solemn days, That souls of animals infuse themselves
When num'rous w.1x lights in bright order blaze; Into the trunks of men.
Sbakspeare So long my honour, name, and praise shall live. Hold fast the faith without wavering. Heb.
Paper The wav'ring faith of people yain and light. 2. Any tenacious mass, such as is used to
fasten letters. Faith as absolutely determines our minds, and
We soften the wax before we set on the seal. as perfectly excludes all wavering, as our know
More. ledge isself; and we may as well doubt of our
3. A kind of concretion in the flesh. own being, as we can whether any revelation
A fontanel in her neck was much infiamed, from God be true.
Locke. What if Hospinian should have said, that Lu
and many wax-kernels about it.
Wiseman. ther wavered in the point of the sacrament? To Wax. v. a. [from the noun.] To does it follow that he really did so? Atterbury. smear; to join with wax.
They, who at this distance from the first rise He form'd the reeds, proportion'd as they are, of the gospel, after weighing the several evi Unequal in their length, and wax'd with care; dences of it, waver in their faith, would have
They still retain the name of his ungrateful fair. wavered though they had seen the first pro
Dryden. mulgers work wonders.
Atterbury. TO WAX. v. n. pret. wox, waxed; part. 3. To totter; to be in danger of falling. pass. waxed, waxen. (peaxan, Saxon ;
Has any disloyalty dared to feign that religion wachsen, German.] wavers? They foully mistake; as commonly they do, that are more cunning in other men's 3. Ta grow; to increase ; to become biglives than in their own; 'tis not religion wavers, ger, or more. Used of the moon in but their loyalty.
Holyday. opposition to wane, and figuratively of WA'VERER. M. s. [from waver.) One things which grow by turns bigger and unsettled and irresolute,
less, Come, young waverer, come, and go with me; The husbandman in sowing and setting, upon In one respect I'll thy assistant be. Sbaisp. good reason, observes the waxing and waning of WA'vy. adj. [from wave. ]
Hakewill. 1. Rising in waves.
They wax and wane 'Twixt thrift and penury.
Carew. In safe conduct of these Did thirtie hollow-bottom'd barkes divide the 2. To pass into any state ; to become; to wavie seas.
grow. It is in either sense now almost For thee the ocean smiles, and smooths hier
disused. wavy breast; And heav'n itself with more serene and purer
Where things have been instituted, which, light is blest.
being convenient and good at the first, do after
ward in process of time wax otherwise, we 2. Playing to and fro, as in undulations.
make no doubt but they may be altered, yea, Where full-ear'd sheaves of rye
though councils or customs general have received Grow wavy on the tilth, that soil select
Hooker, For apples:
Careless the man soon wax, and his wir weak Let her glad vallies smile with W.zvy corn Was overcome of things that did him please. Ler feecy hocks her rising hills adorn. Prior.
Spenser. Wawes, or WAEs. n.s. A word used by
Art thou like the adder waxen deaf? Shaks, Spenser, according to the Saxon pro
We will destroy this place; because the cry
of them is waxen great before the Lord. Gen. nunciation.
Flowers removed wax greater, because the 1. For waves.
nourishment is more easily come by in the loose Another did the dying brands repair
Bacon, With iron tongs, and sprinkled of the same This answer given, Argantes wild drew near, With liquid wues:
Spenser. Trembling for ire, and waxing pale for rage : 2. In the following passage it seems to be Nor could he hold.
Fairfax. for woes. [pa, Saxon.]
If I wax but cold in my desire, Whilst they fly that gulph's devouring jaws,
Think heav'n hath motion lost, and the world They on this rock are rent, and sunk in helpless
Their manners wax more and more corrupt,
in proportion as their blessings abound. Atterb. TO WAWL. V. n. (pa, grief, Saxon.] To cry; to howl.
WA'XCHANDLER. n. s. [from wax and The first time that we smell the air,
chanalcr.] A maker of wax candles. We wawle and czy.
Sbakspeare. WA'xen. adj. [from wax.] Made of wax. WAX. n.s. (paxe, Saxon; wex, Danish;
Swarmiog next appear’d. wacks, Dutch.]
The fernale bee, that feeds her husband droge I. The thick tenacious matter gathered
Deliciously, and builds her w.sxen cells,
Milton by the bee, and formed into cells for
I can yet shoot beams, whose heat can melt the reception of the honey,
The wiken wings of thing ambitious boy. Denke
So weary bees in little cells repose;
prisons, but by degrees, as the eartb and water But if night-robbers life the well-stor'd hive above would give way.
Burd. An humming through their waxen city grows, As a soldier, foremost in the fight, And out upon each others wings they drive. Makes andy for others.
Drydeno Dryden. Some make themselves way, and are suge WAY. n. s. [pcez, Sax. weigh, Dutch] gested to the mind by all the says of sensatioa
Locke. 1. The road in which one travels. This and reflection.
word is applied in many relations which 7. Vacancy made by timorous or respecte seem unlike one another, but have all
ful recession. the original of road or travel, noting
There would be left no difference between
truth and falsehood, if what we certainly know either progression, or the mode of pro
give way to what we may possibly be mistaken gression, local or intellectual.
Lecte. I am amaz'd, and lose my way
Nor was he satisfied, unless he made the pure Among the thorns and dangers of this world. profession of the gospel give way to superstition
Sbakspeare. and idolatry, wherever he had power to expel You cannot see your way
the one, and establish the other. Atterbury: I have no way, and therefore want no eyes: The senate, forced to yield to the tribunes of stumbled when I saw.
Shakspears. the people, thought it their wisest course to To God's eternal house direct the way, give way also to the time.
Swift. A broad and ample road.
Milton. I would give way to others, who might argue Flutt'ring the god, and weeping said,
very well upon the same subject. Swifi, Pity poor Čurid, generous maid!
8. Course; regular progression. Who happen'd, being blind, to stray,
But give me leave to seize my destin'd pret, And on thy bosom lost his way.
And let eternal justice take ti.. way. Drydere 2. Road made for passengers.
9. Course or progress considered as obKnow'st thou the way to Dover?-
structed or hindered. -Both stile and gate, horse-way, and foot path.
The imagination being naturally tumultuous, Attending long in vain, I took the way
interposeth itself without asking leave, casting Which through a path but scarcely printed lay.
thoughts in our way, and forcing the under Dryden.
standing to reflect upon them. 3. A len, th of space.
10. Tendency to any mear ng, or act. Birnbaumer forest extends a great way,
There is nothing in the words that sounds wherein are many deer, wild boars, foxes,
that way, or points particularly at persecution.
Atterbury wolves, and bears.
Brown. An old man, that had travelled a great way
11. Access; means of adinittance. under a huge burden, found himself so weary,
Being once at liberty, 'twas said, having made that he called upon death to deliver him.
my way, with some foreign prince, I would turn L'Estrange. pirate.
Raleiga. 4. Course ; direction of motion ; lucal 12. Sphere of observation. tendency.
These inquisitions are never without baseI now go toward him, therefore follow me,
ness, and very often useless to the curious ise And mark what
I make. way
quirer. For men stand upon their guards Come a little nearer this way, I warrant thee
against them, laying all their counsels and see
Tayler. no body hears.
crets out oi their way. He stood in the gate, and ask'd of ev'ry one
The general othcers and the publick ministers Which way she took, and whither she was gone.
that fell in my way, were generally subject to
the gout. Dryden.
Teepk. With downward force he took his way,
13. Means; mediate instrument; inter. And roll'd his yellow billows to the sea. Dryd,
merliate step My seven brave brothers, in one fatal day, By noble ways we conquest will prepare ; To death's dark mansions took the mournful First offer peace, and that refus'd, make war. way. Dryden.
Dryden To observe every the least difference that is What conceivable ways are there, whereby in things, keeps the understanding steady and we should come to be assured that there is such right in its way to knowledge.
Tillotsen. $. Advance in life.
A child his mother so well instructed this teay The boy was to know his father's circum
in geography, that he knew the limits of the
Locke. stances, and that he was to make his wa, by his
four parts of the world. own industry,
It is not impossible to God to make a creature
with more ways to convey into the understand6. Passage ; power of progression made ing the notice of corporeal things, than those or given.
five he has given to man.
Lecha Back do I toss these treasons to thy head: 14. Method ; scheme of management. 'This sword of mine shall give them instant way, He durst not take open way against them, Where they shall rest for ever.
and as hard it was to take a secret, they being Th'angelick choirs,
so continually followed by the best, and every On each hand parting, to his speed gave way,
way ablest, of that region.
Sidney Through all th' empyreal road. Milton. A physician unacquainted with your body,
Youth and vain confidence thy life betray: may put you in a way for a present cure, but Through armies this has made Melantius way. overthrowerh your health in some other kind. Waller.
Bacin. The reason may be, that men seldom come Will not my yielded crown redeem my breach? into those posts till after forty; about which time Still am I fear'd ? is there no way but death? the natural heat beginning to decay, makes way
Daeitha for those distempers.
Temple. As by calling evil good, a man is misrepreThe air could not readily get out of those sented to himself in the way of bactery; so by