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to be received, or more performed, than The justling chiefs in rude encounters jcik, the natural or just proportion.

Each fair brbulder trembling for her knight. Your trade would suffer, if your being behind

Granville. band has made the natural use so high, that your

The charitable foundlations, in the church of tradesman cannot live upon his labour. Locke.

Rome, exceed all the demands of charity; and 2. Not upon equal terms, with regard to

raise envy, rather than compassion, in the breasts of beboldars.

Atterbury. forwardness. In this sense, it is followed BEHO'LDING. adj. [corrupted from beby with.

Consider, whether it is not better to be halfa holden.] Obliged. See BEHOLDEN. year behindband zeitb the fashionable part of the BEHO'LDING.n.s. Obligation. world, than to strain beyond his circumstances. Love to virtue, and not any particular bem

Spectator. boldings, hath expressed this my testimony. 3. Shakspeare uses it as an adjective, but

Carew, licentiously, for backward ; tardy. BEHO'LDINGNESS. n. s. [from beholding, And these thy offices,

mistake: for beholden.] The state of So rarely kind, are as interpreters

being obliged. Of my bebiudhand slackness. Shakspeare. The king invited us to his court, so as I must: TO BEHOʻLD. v. a. pret. I beheld, I have acknowledge a beboldinguess unto him. Sidney.

bebeld, or beholden. [belealban, Saxon.] In this my debt I seem'd loch to confess, To view ; to see; to look upo! : to

In that I shunn'd beholdingness.

Donne, behold is to see, in an emphatical or in- BEHO'O F. n. s. [from behoove.] That tensive sense.

which belooves; that which is advan. Son of man, beheld with chine eyes, and hear tageous ; profit; advantage. with chine ears.


Her majesty mav alter any thing of those laws, When Thessalians on horseback were bebeld for her own behoof, and for the good of the people. afar off, while their horses watered, while their heads were depressed, they were conceived by

No mean recompence it brings the spectators to be one animal. Brown.

To your behoof: if I that region !ost, Man louks aluft, ard, with crected eyes, All usurpation thence expeli'd, reduce Beholds his own hereditary skies. Dryden. To her original darkness, and your sway. Mill. At this the former tale again he told,

Wert thou some star, which from the ruin'd With thund'ring tone, and arcadful to l'ebold.


Dryden. Of shak’d Olympus by mischance did fall; The Saviour comes, by ancient bards foretold, Which careful jove, in nature's true beboof, Hear bim ye deaf, and all ye blind belo!!! Pepe. Took

up, and in fit place did reinstate. Milton BEHOʻLD. interject. [from the verb.] See; Because it was for the beboof of the animal, thac

lo: a word by which attention is ex upon any sudden accident, it might be awakenede cited, or admiration noted.

there were no shuts or stopples made for the ears. Bebold! I am with thee, and will keep thee.

Ray. Genesis.

It would be of no behoof, for the settling of When out of hope, be!old her! not far off,

government, unless there were a way taught, Such as I saw her in my dream, adorn'd

how to know the person to whom belonged this With what all earth or heaven could bestow, power and dominion.

Locke. To make her amiable.

Miliun. T. BEHO'OVE. v. 11. [behofan, Saxon, BEHO'LDEN. particip. adj. [gebouden, it is a duty.] To be fit; to be meet : Dutch; that is, held in obligation. It

either with respect to duty, necessity, is very corruptly written beholding.] or convenience. It is used only impera Obliged; bound in gratitude: with the sonally with it.

For better examination of their quality, it boparticle to. Horns, which such as you are fain to be beo

booveth the very foundation and root, the highkelden to your wives for.


est well-spring and fountain of them, to be dis

covered. Little are we bebold n to your love,

Hooker. And little look'd for at your helping hands.

He did so prudently temper his passions, as thar Sbakspeare.

none of them made him wanting in the offices of I found you next, in respect of bond both of

life, which it bebooved or became him to perform. lear alliance, and particularly of communication

Atterbury. in studies; wherein I must acknowledge myself

But should you lure the monarch of the brook, brbolden to you.


Bebooves you then to ply your finest art. Tbomsota I think myself mightily bebolden to you for the BEHO'OVEFUL. adj. (from behoof.] Usereprehension you then gave us. Addison. ful; profitable ; advantageous. This

We, who see men under the awe of justice, word is somewhat antiquated. cannot conceive what savage creaturesthey would It is very bebooveful in this country of Ireland, be without it; and how much bebolden we are to where there are waste deserts full of that wise contrivance.

Atterbury. the same should be eaten down. Spenser. BEHO'LDER. n. s. (from behold.] Specta Laws are many times tull of imperfections ; tor; he that looks upon any thing.

and that which is supposed bebooveful unto men, Was this the face,

proveth oftentimes most pernicious. Hooker. That, like the sun, did make beholders wink? Madam, we have cull'd such necessaries


As are bebooveful for our state to-morrow. Shak. These beasts among,

It may be most bebooveful for princes, in matBebolders rude, and shallow to discern

ters of grace, to transact the same publickly: so Half what in thee is fair, one ma!) except,

it is as requisite, in matters of judgment, punishWho sees thee?


ment, and censure, that the same be transacted Things of wonder give no less delight


Clarendon. T. she wise Maker's wan beholder's sithe. Ben O'OVEFULLY. adv.(from behooveful.1

Derben. Profitably; uscfully,

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Tell us of more weighty dislikes than these,

Wise Socrates and that may more bebuovefully import the re Pour'd out his life, and last philosophy, 'formation.

Spenser. To the fair Critias, his dearost belamié. Fairy Q. BEHOʻT. (preterit, as it seems, of besight, BE'I AMOUR. 1. s. [bei amour, Fr. ] Galto promise.]

'lant ; consort ; paramour. Obsolete. With sharp intended sting so rude him smote, Lo, lo, how brave she decks her bounteous That to the earth him drove as suiken dead,

bow'r Ne living wight would have him life bebot. With silken curtains, and gold coverlets,

Fairy Queen. Therein to shroud her sumptuous belamour. BE'ING. particip. (from be.]

Fairy Queen Those, who have their hope in another life, BELA'TED. adj. [from be and late.] Bee look upon themselves as being on their passage nighted ; out of doors late at night. through this.


Fairy elves, BE'ING. n. s. [from be.]

Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, 1. Existence : opposed to nonentity.

Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Of him all things have both received their first

Or dreams he sees.

Milton's Paradise Lost. being,and their continuance to be that which they

Or near Fleetditch's oozy brinks,

Hooker. Belated, seems on watch to lie. Swift. Yet is not God the author of her ill,

To BELA'Y.V. a. (from be and lay ; as, to Though author of her bring, and being there. wazlay, to lie in wait, to lay wait for.]


1. To block up; to stop the passage. There is none but he,

The speedy horse all passages belay, Whose being I do fear: and under him

And spur their smoaking steeds to cross their My genius is rebuked. Sbakspeare's Macbeth.


Drgdea. Thee, Father, first they sung, omnipotent, Immutable, immortal, intinite,

2. To place in ambush.

'Gainst such strong castles needeth greater Eternal king! Thee, Author of all being, Fountain of light! Milton's Paradise Lost.

might, Merciful and gracious, thou gavest us bring,

Than those small forces yé were wont belay.

Spenser. raising us from nothing to be an excellent creation. Taylor's Guide to Devotion.

To BELA Y a rope.[a sea term.) To splice; Consider every thing as not yet in bring; then to mend a rope, by laying one end orer examine, it it must needs have been at all, or another.

what other ways it might have been. Bentley. To BELCH. v. n. [bealcan, Saxon.] 2. A particular state or condition.

1. To eject the wind from the stomach; Those happy spirits which, ordain'd by fate,

to eruct. For future being and new bodies Hait. Dryden. Heav'n from all creatures liides the book of

The symptoms are, a sour smell in their fæces, fate;

belchings, and distensions of the bowels. Arbutó. From brutes what men, from men what spirits

2. To issue out, as by eructation. know';

The waters boil, and, belching from below, Or who could suffer being here below?

Black sands as from a forcefulengine throw. Dryde As now your own, our beings were of old,

A triple pile of plumes his crest adornd, And once inclos'd in woman's beauteous mould. On which with belching flames Chimæra burn'd. Pupe.

Dryden. 3. The person existing.

To BELCH. v. a. To throw out from the Ah fair, yet false! ah being form’d to cheat stomach; to eject from any hollow By seeming kindness, mixt with deep deceit! place. It is a word implying coarseness,

Dryden. hatefulness, or horrour. It is folly to seek the approbation of any being, They are all but stomachs, and all but food; besides the Supreme; because no other being can They eat us hungerly, and, when they're full, make a right judgment of us, and because we

They belch us.

Sbakspearea can procure no considerable advantage from the The bitterness of it I now beleb from my heart. approbation of any other bring: Addison.

Sbukspeare. BE'ING. conjunct. [from be.? Since. Dict.

Immediate in a flame, Be it so. A phrase of anticipation, sup But soon obscur'd with smoke, all heav'n appose it be so; or of permission, let it be so.

pear'd, My gracious duke,

From those deep-throated engines bel bd. Mut. Be't so she will not here, before your grace,

"The gates that now Consent to marry with Demetrius,

Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame I beg the ancient privilege of Athens. Sbakspeare,

Far into chaos, since the fiend pass'd through. ToBELA'BOUR. v. a. (from be and labour.]


Rough as their savage lords who rang'd the To beat; to thump: a word in low

wood, speech.

And, fat with acorns, belib'd their windy food. What several madnesses in men appear !

Dryda. Orestes runs from fancy'd furies here;

There beleb'd the mingled streams of wind and Ajax belabours there an harmless ox,

blood, And thinks that Agamemnon feels the knocks. And human flesh, his indigested food. Popa

Dryden. When I an am'rous kiss design'd, He sees virago Nell belabour,

I belcb'd an hurricane of wind.

Seifi. With his own staff, his peaceful neighbour. BELCH. n. s. (from the verb.]

Szeift. To Bela'ce. v. a. (a sea term.] To

1. The act of eructation. fasten; as, to belace a rope.

2. A cant term for malt liquor.

Dict. BE'LAMIE. n. s. [bel amie, Fr.] A friend

A sudden reformation would follow, among all di

sorts of people; porters would no longer be drunk an intimateOut of use,

with beicbo



And martial brass, belie che thunder's sound. BE'LDAM. n. s. [belle dame, which in old French signified probably an old wo


The shape of man and imitated beast, man, as belle age, old age.]

The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply [. An old woman: generally a term of The habit mimick, and the mien beis. Dryden.

contempt, marking the last degree of 2. To give the lie to; to charge with old age, with all its faults and miseries. falsehood.

Then sing of secret things, that came to pass Sure there is none but fears a future state ; When beldam Nature in her cradle was. Milton. And when the most obdurate swear they do not, 2. A hag.

Their trembling heartsbelietheir boastfultongues. Why, how now, Hecat? you look angerly.

Dryden. -Have I not reason, beldams as you are,

Paint, patches, jewels, laid aside, Saucy and overbold? Sbakspeare's Macbeth.

At night astronomers agree, The resty sieve wagg'd ne'er the more;

The evening has the day bely'd, I wecp for woe, the testy beldam swore. Dryden And Phillis is some forty-three.

Prior. To BELE'AGUER. v. a. [beleggeren, 3. To calumniate ; to raise false reports

Dutch.] To besiege ; to block up a of any man. place ; to lie before a town.

Thou dost belie him, Piercy, thou beliest him ; 'Their business, which they carry on, is the He never did encounter with Glendower. Sbak. general concernment of the Trojan camp, then 4. To give a false representation of any beleagured by Turnus and the Latins. Dryden, thing:

Against beltagur'd heav'n the giants move: Uncle,for heav'n's sake, comfortable words. Hills pil'd on hills, on mountains mountains lie,

Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts. To make their mad approaches to the sky, Dryd.

Shakspeare. BELEAGUERER. 1. s. [from beleaguer.] Tuscan Valerius by force o'ercame; One that besieges a place.

And not bely'd his mighty father's name. Dryshe To BELEE'. v. a. [a term in navigation.]

In the dispute whate'er I said,

My heart was by my tongue bely'd; To place in a direction unsuitable to the

And in my looks you might have read wind.

How much I argued on your side. Prior. BELEMNI'TES. n. s. [from Bing', a dart 5. To fill with lies. This seems to be its or arrow, because of its resemblance to

meaning here. the point of an arrow.] Arrowhead,

'Tis slander; whose breath or finger-stone, of a whitish and some Rides on the posting winds, and doch belie times a gold colour.

All corners of the world.

Sbakspeare BelFLO'WER. n. s. [from bell and fiower, BELIE'F. n. so [from believe.] because of the shape of its flower ; in

I. Credit given to something, wbich we Latin campanula.) A plant.

know not of ourselves, on account of There is a vast number of the species of this the authority by which it is delivered. plant. 1. The tallest pyramidal belflower.

Those comforts that shall never cease, 2. The blue peach-leaved belflower. 3. The Future in hope, but present in belief.

Wetton. white peach-leaved belflower. 4. Garden bela' Faith is a firm belief of the whole word of Power, with oblong leaves and flowers ; com God, of his gospel, commands, threats, and monly called Canterbury bello.. 5. Canary belo promises.

Wake. power, with orrach leaves, and a tuberose root.

2. The theological virtue of faith, or firm 6. Blue belflower, with edible roots, commonly

confidence of the truths of religion. called rampions. 7. Venus looking glass bela Power, Son


No man can attain belirf by the bare contem. BELFO'UNDER. n. s. [from bell and found.]

plation of heaven and earth : for that they nei

ther are sufficient to give us as much as the He whose trade it is to found or cast

least spark of light concerning the very princibells.

pal mysteries of our faith.

Hicoker. Those that make recorders know this, and 3. Religion; the body of tenets held by likewise belfounders in fitting the tune of their

the professors of faith. bells.


In the heat of general persecution, whereunto BE'LFRY, 1. s. [beffroy, in French, is a christian belief was subject upon the first pro

tower ; which was perhaps the true mulgation, it much confirmed the weaker word, till those, who knew not its ori minds, when relation was made how God had ginal, corrupted it to belfry, because

been glorified through the sufferings of martyrs.

Hooker. bells were in it.] The place where the

4. Persuasion; opinion.

He can, I know, but doubt to think he will; Fetch the leathern bucket that hangs in the belfry; that is curiously painted before, and

Yet hope wouli sain subscribe, and cempts bem will make a figure.

Milter. Gay.

lief. BELGA'RD. n. so [belle egard, Fr.] A

Al treaties are grounded upon the belief that

states will be found in their honour, and obsoft glance; a kind regard :

servance of treaties.

Temple word, now wholly disused.

5. The thing believed ; the object of beUpon her eyelids many graces sat,

lief. Under the shadow of her even brows,

Superstitious prophecies are not only the bea Working belgards and amorous retreats.

lief of fools, but the talk sometimes of wise men. Fairy Queen.

Bacon. To Beli'e, via. [from be and lie.) 6. Creed ; a form containing the articles 1. To counterfeit; to feign; to mimick. of faith. Which durst; with horses hoofs that beat the BELIEVABLE, adj. (from believe.] Crę.

ground, VOL. I.

dille; that may be credited or believed,

bells are rung:

an old

TO BELI'EVE. v. a. (gelyfan, Saxon.] Josephus affirmeth, that one of them remained 1. To credit upon the authority of an

in his time; meaning, belike, some ruin or foun. dation thereof.

Raleigh. other, or from some other reason than

2. It is sometimes used in a sense of irony, our personal knowledge. Adherence to a proposition which they are_

as it may be supposed. persuaded, but do not know, to be true, is not

We think, belike, that he will accept whas

Hooler. the meanest of them would disdain.

Locke. seeing, but believing. Ten thousand things there are, which we be

God appointed the sea to one of them, and lieve merely upon the authority or credit of those

the land to the other, because they were so who have spoken or written of them. Watts.

great, that the sea could not hold them both; or

else, belike, if the sea had been large enough, 2. Toput confidence in the veracity of any

we might have gone a fishing for elephants. one.

Brerewood on Languages, The people may hear when I speak with thee, Beli've. adv. (bilive, Sax. probably and believe thee for ever.

Exodus. TO BELI'EVE. V. M.

from bi and lise, in the sense of viva1. To have a firm persuasion of any thing.

city, speed, quickness.] Speedily; They may believe that the Lord God of their quickly. Out of use. fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

By that same way the direful dames do drive and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

Their mournful chariot, tilld with rusty blood, Genesis.

And down to Pluto's house are come belive. 2. To exercise the theological virtue of BELL. n. so [bel, Saxon ; supposed, by

Fairy Queen. faith. Now God be prais'd, that to believing souls

Skinner, to come from peivis, Lat. a ba. Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

sin. See BALL.]

Sbakspeare. 1. A vessel, or hollow body, of cast metal, For with the heart man believeth unto righte formed to make a noise by the act of ousness, and with the mouth confession is made

a clapper, hammer, or some other in. unto salvation.

Romans. 3. With the particle in, to hold as an ob

strument, striking against it. Bells are

in the towers of churches, to call the ject of faith. Believe in the Lord your God, so shall you

congregation together. be established.

2 Chron.

Your flock, assembled by the bell,

Encircled you to hear with reverence. Slads. 4. With the particle on, to trust; to place Get thee gone, and dig my grave thyself,

full confidence in; to rest upon with And bid the merry bells ring to thy ear, faith.

That thou art crowned, not that I am dead. To them gave he power to become the sons of

Sbakspeare God, even to them that believe on his name.

Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ring

John. ing, and five bells one hundred and twenty: 5. I believe, is sometimes used as a way of

Holder's Elements of Speech. slightly noting somewhat of certainty or

He has no one necessary attention to any

thing but the bell which calls to prayers twice exactness


Addison's Specialer, Though they are, I believe, as high as most steeples in England, yet a person, in his drink,

2. It is used for any thing in the form of fell down, without any other hurt than the a bell, as the cups of flowers. breaking of an arm.

Addison. Where the bee sucks, there suck I, BELI'EVER, n. s. (from believe.]

In a cowslip's bell I lie.

Sbakspears 1. He that believes, or gives crcdit.

The humming bees, that hunt the golden dew,

In summer's heat on tops of lilies feed, Discipline began to enter into conflict with churches, which in extremity had been be

And creep within their bells to suck the balmy

seed. lievers of it. Hooker.


3. 2. A professor of christianity.

A small hollow globe of metal perfoInfidels themselves did discern, in matters of

rated, and containing in it a solid ball; life, when believers did well, when otherwise.

which, when it is shaken, by bounding

Hooker. against the sides, gives a sound. If he which writeth do that which is forcible, As the ox hath his yoke, the horse his curb, how should he which readeth be thought to do and the faulcon his bells, so hath man his desires that, 'which, in itself, is of no force to work be

Shakspeare's As you like it. lief, and to save believers ?

Hooker. 4. To bear the bell. To be the first : from Mysteries held by us have no power, pomp, the wether that carries a bell among the or wealth, but have been maintained by the universal body of true believers, from the days of

sheep, or the first horse of a drove that the apostles, and will be to the resurrection ;

has bells on his collar. neither will the gates of hell prevail against them.

The Italians have carried away the bell from

Swift. all other nations, as may appear both by their BELIEVINGLY. adv. (from To believe.]

books and works.

Hakerill. After a believing manner.

5. To shake the bells. A phrase in Sbak. BELI'KE, adv. (from like, as by likeli

speare, taken from the bells of a hawk. bood. )

Neither the king, nor he that loves him besig 3. Probably; likely ; perhaps.

The proudest he that holds up Lancaster,

Dares stir a wing, if Warwick bakes bis bells. There came out of the same woods a hor

Sbakspeare. rible foul bear; which fearing, belike, while the TO BELL. v. n. (from the noun.] To grow lion was present, came furiously towards the place where I was.

in buds or flowers, in the form of a

Sidney. Lord Angelo, bilike, thinking me remiss in

bell. muy office, awakens me with this unwonted put.

Hops, in the beginning August, bell, and kaly op.

are sometimes ripe.


BELL-FASHIONED. adj. [from bell and The smith prepares his hammer for the stroke,

While the lung'a bellows hissing fire provoke. fashion.) Having the form of a bell;

Dryden. campaniform.

The lungs, as bellozus, supply a force of breath; The thorn-apple rises with a strong round

and the aspera arteria is as the nose of bellows, stalk, having large bellofasbioned flowers at the

to collect and convey the breath. Holder. joints.

Murtimer. BELLE. n. s. (beau, belle, Fr.) A young

2. In the following passage it is singular:

Thou neither, like a bellows, swell'st thy face, lady.

As if thou were to blow the burning mass
What motive could
Oi melting oge.

A well-bred lord t' assault a gentle belie? BE'LLUINE. adj. [belluinus, Lat.] Beastly;
O say, what stranger cause, yet unexplor'd,
Could make a gentle belle reject a lord ? Popes

belonging to a beast ; savage ; brutal.

If human actions were not to be judged, men BELLES LETTRES. n. s. (Fr.] Polite

would have no advantage over beasts. At this literature. It has no singular.

rate, the animal and belluine life would be the The exactness of the other, is to admit of best.

Atterbury. something like discourse, especially in what re BE'LLY. n. s. [balg, Dutch ; bol, bolag. gards the belles lettres.

Tatler. Welsh.) BE'LLIBONE. ", s. (from bellus, beauti

1. That part of the human body which ful, and bonus, good, Lat. belle & bonne,

reaches from the breast to the thighs, Fr.) A woman excelling both in beauty

containing the bowels. and goodness. Out of use.

The body's members
Pan may be proud that ever he begot

Rebell'd against the belly ; thus accus'd it;
Such a bellibone,

That only like a gulph it did remain,
And Syrinx rejoice that ever was her lot

Still cupboarding the viand, never bearing
To bear such a one.

Spenser. Like labour with the rest. Shakspear. BELLI'GERENT. adj. [belliger, Lat.)

2. In beasts it is used, in general, for that BELLI'GEROUS. S Waging war. Dict. part of the body next the ground. BE'LLING, N. S. A hunting term, spoke And the lord said unto the serpent, Upon thy.

of a roe, when she makes a noise in rut belly shalt thou go, and dust shall thou eat all ting time. Dict. the days of thy life.

Genesis. BELLI'POTENT. adj. [bellipotens, Lat.] 3. The womb: in this sense, it is comPuissant ; mighty in war. Dict.

monly used ludicrously or familiarly. To BE'LLOW. v. n. [bellan, Saxon.]

I shall answer that better, than you can the

getting up of the negroe's belly : the Moor is 1. To make a noise as a bull.

with child by you.

Sbakspearea Jupiter became a bull, and bellowed; the green Neptune a ram, and bleated.


The secret is grown too big for the pretence,

like Mrs. Primly's big belly. Congreu. What bull dares belloqu, or what sheep dares bleat,

4. That part of man which requires tood, Within the lion's den?


in opposition to the back, or that which But now the husband of a herd must be

demands clothes. Thy mate, and bellowing sons thy progeny. They were content with a licencious life,

Dryden. wherein they might fill their bellies by spoil, ra2. To make any violent outcry.

ther than by labour.

Haywarda He fasten'd on my neck, and bellow'd out,

Whose god is their belly.

Pbil. As he 'd burst heay'n.


He that sows his grain upon marble, will have 3. To vociferate ; to clamour. In this

many a hungry belly before harvest. Arbuthnot. sense it is a word of contempt.

s. The part of any thing that swells out The dull fat captain, with a hound's deep

into a larger capacity. throat,

Fortune sometinies turneth the handle of the Would bellow out a laugh in a base note. Dryden.

bottle, which is easy to be taken hold of ; and *This gentleman is accustomed to roar and belo

after the belly, which is hard to grasp. Bacon. low so terribly loud that he frightens us. Tatler.

An Irish harp hath the concave, or belly, not 4. To roar as the sea in a storm, or as the

along the strings, but at the end of the strings.

Bacon. tvind; to make any continued noise, 6. Any place in which something is enthat may cause terrour.

closed. Till, at the last, he heard a dread sound, Which thro'the wood loud bellowing did rebound.

Out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou Spenser. heardst my voice.

Jonab. The rising rivers float the nether ground,

To BE'LLÝ. v. n. (from the noun.] To And rocks the bellowing voice of boiling seasre

swell into a larger capacity ; to hang bound.

Dryden. out; to bulge out. BE'LLOWS. n. s. [biliz, Sax. perhaps it is Thus by degreesday wastes, signs cease to rise; corrupted from bellies, the wind being For bellying earth, still rising up, denies

Their light a passage, and confines our eyes. contained in the hollow, or belly. It has

Creech's Maniliusa no singular ; for we usually say, a pair

The pow'r appeas'd, with winds suffic'd the of bellows; but Dryden has used bellows

sal, as a singular.)

The bellying canvas strutted with the gale. Dryd. 1. The instrument used to blow the fire. Loud rattling shakes the mountains and the Since sighs, into my inward furnace turn’d,

plain, For bellows serve to kindle more the fire. Sidney.

Heav'n bellies downwards, and descends in rain. One, with great bellows, gather'd filling air,

Dryden, And with forc'd wind the fuel did enflame.

'Midst these disports, forget they not to drench Fuiry Queen.

Themselves with boliving gobiets. Pbilipso

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