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NEW CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA,

COMPREHENDING

A COMPLETE SERIES OF

Essays, Treatises, and Systems,

ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED;

WITH A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF

ARTS, SCIENCES, AND WORDS:

THE WHOLE

PRESENTING A DISTINCT SURVEY OF

Human Genius, Learning, and Jndustry.

ILLUSTRATED WITH

ELEGANT ENGRAVINGS;
THOSE ON NATURAL HISTORY BEING FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY EDWARDS AND

OTHERS, AND BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED AFTER NATURE.

BY JOHN MASON GOOD, ESQ. F.R.S.
MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AND OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY OF

PHILADELPHIA;

OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL.D.
OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, WOOLWICH, AND HONORARY MEMBER OF THE LITERARY AND

PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, NEWCASTLE UPON-TYNE; AND
MR. NEWTON BOSWORTH,

OP CAMBRIDGE;

ASSISTED BY OTHER GENT" YEN OF EMINENCE, IN DIFFERENT

DEPARTML iD OF LITERATURE.

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LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. WALKER; SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES ; BALDWIN, CRADOCK,

AND JOY; SUTTABY, EVANCE, AND FOX ; E. JEFFERY; W. LOWE; J. BOOTH ;
J. BLACKLOCK; RODWELL AND MARTIN; BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGIU;
BRASIL AND REID, GLASGOW ; AND M. KEENE, DUBLIN.

1819.

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PANTOLOGI A.

U. V.

V AB

V AC U

or u, the 20th letter and 5th vowel of VA'CANCY. s. (from vacant.) 1. Einpty , our alphabet, is formed in the voice space; vacuity (Shaks.):

2. Chasm ; space by a round configuration of the lips, and a unfilled (Watts). 3. State of a post or emgreater extrusion of the under one than in ployment when it is unsupplied (Ayliffe). 4. forming the letter o, and the tongue is also Tine of leisure ; relaxation; intermission; more cannulated. The sound is short in curst, time unengaged (Watts). 5. Listlessness; soust, tun, tub; but is lengthened by a final e, emptiness of thought (Wotlon). as in tune, tube, &c. In some words it is ra- VA'CANT. a. (vucant, Fr. vacans, Lat.) ther acuie than long; as in brute, fiute, lute, 1. Empty; unfilled; void (Boyle). 2. Free; &c.

li is mostly long in polysyllables; as in unencumbered ; uncrowded (More). 3. Noi union, curious, &c. but in some words it is filled by an incumbent, or possessor (Swift). obscure, as in nature, venture, &c. This let. 4. Being at leisure ; disengaged (Clarendon). ter in the form of V, or v, is properly a con- 5. Thoughtless ; empty of thought; not busy. sonant, and as such is placed before all the To VĂCATE. v. n. (vaco, Latin.) 1. To rowels; as in vacant, venal, vibrale, &c. annul; to make void ; to make of no authority Thongh the letters v and u had always two (Nelson). 2. To make vacant; 10 quit possounds, they had only the form v till the be- session of. 3. To defeat; to put an end to ginning of the fourth century, when the other (Dryden). form was introdyced, the inconvenience of ex- VACATION. s. (vacutio, Latin.) 1. Inpressiug two different sounds by the same termission of juridical proces dings, or any other leiter having been observed long before. In stated employments; recess of courts or senates bumerals V stands for five; and with a dash (Cowell). 2. Leisure; freedom from trouble added at top, thus V, it signifies 5000. In or perplexity (llammond). abbreviations, amongst the Romans, V. A.

VA CARY. s. (vucca, Latin.) A cowsioodl for veterani assignati; V. B. viro tono; house; a cow.pasture (Bailey).

. B, A. viriloni arbitratu; V. B. F. vir l'once VACCINATION, in medicine, the process fidei; V. C. vir consularis; V. C.C. F. vale of inoculating a person with the virus of the disconjur charissime, feliciter; V. D. D. voto ease, called vaccina, or cow-pox, in order to de dicatur; V. G. verlii gratia; Vır. Ve. virgo render him incapable of being infected by the restulis ; VL. videlicet ; V. N. quinto nonu- small-pox; thus emp'oying a milder disease as rum.

an antidote to a severer. VABRES, a town of France, in the depart

This may be regarded as one of the most in. rent of Aveiron. Though an episcopal see

portant discoveries of modern times, and albefore the revolution, it is little better than a

though strenuously opposed and decried by in

dividuals in most countries, has met with all village; but has some manufactures of serges, the support and countenance from all the dimities, and cotions. It is seated at the con

vernments of every part of the globe to which it fiuence of two small rivers that fall into the is entitled. Under the article Ixoculation we Tarn, 30 miles S. E. of Rodez, and 32 E. of have entered at some length into the tistory and Alog.. Lon. 2. 55 E. Lat. 43.57 N. praxis of this admirable preservative, and have VOL. XI.-PART II.

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