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ASSU'MPSIT. n.5. (assumo, Lat.) A vo comfort; my affection, ill hid, hath given you luntary promise made by word, where

this last assurance.

Sidney. by a man taketh upon him to perform 6. Freedom from vitious shame.

Conversation, when they come into the world, or pay any thing to another: it con

will add to their knowledge and assurance. Locke. tains any verbal promise made upon

7. Ground of confidence ; security ; sufconsideration.


ficient reason for trust or belief. Assu’MPTION. 9. s. (assumptio, Lat.)

The nature of desire itself is no easier to re1. The act of taking any thing to one's ceive belief, than it is hard to ground belief;for self.

as desire is glad to embrace the first shew of The personal descent of God himself, and his comfort, so is desire desirous of perfect assurance. assumption of our tiesh to his divinity, more fa

Sidney. miliarly to insinuate his pleasure to us, was an As the conquest was but slight and superficial, enforcement beyond all methods of wisdom. so the pope's donation to the Irish submissions

Hammond's Fundamentals. were but weak and fickle" assurances. Davier. 2. The supposition, or act of supposing,

None of woman born of any thing without further proof.

Shall harm Macbeth.These by way of assumption, under the two

-Then live; Macduff, what need I fear of thee? general propositions, aré intrinsically and natu

But yet I 'll make assurance double sure, Tally good or bad.


And take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live. 3. The thing supposed ; a postulate.


I must confess your offer is the best : Hold, says the Stoick, your assumption's

And, let your father make her the assurance, wrong:

She is your own, else you must pardon me; 1 grant, true freedom you have well defin'd.


If you should die before him, where 's her dower?

Sbakspeare For the assumption, that Christ did such miraculous and supernatural works to confirm what

An assurance being passed through for a comhe said, we need only repeat the message sent

petent fine, hath come back again by reason of by him to John the Baptist.

Bacon, South.

some oversight. 4. The taking up any person into heaven,

8. Spirit; intrepidity.

They, like resolute men, stood in the face of which is supposed by the Romish church

the breach with more assurance than the wall itof the blessed Virgin.


Knolles. Upon the feast of the assumption of the Blessed With all th' assurance innocence can bring, Virgin, the pope and cardinals keep the vespers. Fearless without, because secure within;

Stilling fleet Arm'd with my courage, unconcern'd I see Adam, after a certain period of years, would This pomp, a shame to you, a pride to me. Dryd. have been rewarded with an assumption to eternal

9. Sanguineness ; readiness to hope. felicity,


This is not the grace of hope, but a good AssU'MPTIVE, adj. (assumptiuus, Lat.) natural assurance or confidence, which Aristotle That is assumed.

observes young men to be full of, and old men AssU'R ANCE. n. s. [assurance, Fr.]

not so inclined to.

Hammond, 1. Certain expectation.

10. Testimony of credit. Though hope be indeed, a lower and lesser I am a gentleman of blood and breeding, thing than assurance, yet, as to all the purposes

And from some knowledge and assurance of you,

Offer this office. of a pious life, it may prove more useful. South.

Sbakspeare's King Lear. What encouragement can be given to goodness,

We have as great assurance that there is a God, beyond the hopes of heaven, and the assurance

as we could expect to have, supposing that he of an endless felicity? Tillotson.

Tillotson. 2. Secure confidence ; trust.

II. Conviction. What man is he that boasts of fleshly might,

Such an assurance of things as will make men And vain assurance of mortality,

careful to avoid a lesser danger, ought to awaken Which all so soon as it doth come to fight

men to avoid a greater.

Tillotson. Against spiritual foes, yields by and by. Fairy Q. 12. (In theology.) Security with respect 3. Freedom from doubt ; certain know to a future state ; certainty of acceptledge.

ance with God. Proof from the authority of man's judgment, 13. The same with insurance. is not able to work that assurance, which doth TO ASSU'RE, V. a. (assurer, Fr. from asgrow by a stronger proof.

ST is far off,

securare, low Latin.) And rather like a dream, than an assurance

1. To give confidence by a firm promise. That my remembrance warrants. Sbakspeare.

So when he had assured them with many words

that he would restore them without hurt, acThe obedient, and the man of practice, shall outgrow all their doubts and ignorances, till

cording to the agreement, they let him go for persuasion pass into knowledge, and knowledge

the saving of their brethren. 2 Maccabees. advance into assurance.

South. 2. To secure to another; to make firm. Hath he found, in an evil course, that com So irresistible an authority cannot be reflected fortable assurance of God's favour, and good

on, without the most awful reverence, even by hopes of his future condition, which a religious those whose piety assures its favour to them. life would have given him? Tillotson.

Rogers 4. Firmness ; undoubting steadiness. 3. To make confident; to exempt from

Men whose consideration will relieve our mo doubt or fear; to confer security. desty, and give us courage and assurance in the And hereby we know,that we are of the truth, duties of our profession.

Rogers. and shall assure our hearts before him. 1 John. 5. Confidence; want of modesty ; exemp

I revive tion from awe or fear.

At this last sight; assur'd that man shall live

With all the creatures, and their seed preserve. My behaviour, ill governed, gave you the first



4. To make secure : with of.

cially in the night-time, and when the But what on earth can long abide in state?

body is in a prone posture; because then Or who can him assure of happy day? Spenser. And, for that dow'ry, 'I 'll assure her of

the contents of the lower belly bear so Her widowhood, be it that she survives me,

against the diaphragm, as to lessen the In all my lands and leases whatsoever. Sbaksp. capacity of the breast, whereby the 3. To affiance ; to betroth.

lungs have less room to move. Quincy, This diviner laid claim to me, called me Dro An asthma is the inflation of the membranes of mio, swore I was assured to her. Shakspeare:

the lungs, and of the membranes covering the Assu'r ED. participial odj. [froni assure.]

muscles of the thorax. Floyer on the Humeurs. 1. Certain ; indubitable; not doubted. ASTHMA’TICAL. adj. [from asthma.]

It is an assured experience, that flint laid about ASTHMA'TICK. ) Troubled with an the bottom of a tree makes it prosper. Bacon. asthma. 2. Certain ; pot doubting.

In astbmatical persons, though the Jungs be Young princes, close your hands,

very much stuffed with tough phlegm, yet the And your lips too; for I am well assured patient may live some months, it'not some years. That I did so, when I was first assur’d. Sbuksp.

Bojke As when by night the glass After drinking, our horses are almost asthinaOf Galilæo tess assur'd observes

tick; and, for avoiding the watering of them, we Imagin'd lands and regions in the moon. Milton. wet their hay.

Floger. 3. Immodest ; vitiously confident. ASTO'NIED.part. adj. A word used in the ASSU'REDLY. adv. (from assured.] Cer

version of the Bible for astonished. tainly; indubitably.

Many were astonied at thee. Isaiah. They promis'd me eternal happiness,

Unmanly dread invades And brought me garlands, Griffith, which I feel

The French astony'd.

7. Pbilips. I am not worthy yet to wear : I shall assuredly. TO ASTONISH. v. a. (estonner, Fr. from

Sbakspeare. attonitus, Lat.) To confound with some God is absolutely good, and so, assuredly, the sudden passion, as with fearor wonder; cause of all that is good; but of any thing that

to amaze ; to surprise ; to stun. is evil he is no cause at all.


It is the part of men to fear and tremble, Assuredly he will stop our liberty, till we re

When the most mighty gods, by tokens, send store him his worship.


Such dreadful heralds to astonish us. Sbakspeare. AssU'R E DNESS. n. s. [from assured.] The Astonisb'd at the voice, he stood amaz’d, state of being assured ; certainty.

And all around with inward horror gaz'd. Addis. Assu'r ER. n. s. (from assure.]

A genius universal as his theme, 1. He that gives assurance.

Astonisbing as chaos.

Tbomsen. 2. He that gives security to make good ASTO'NISHINGNESS. n. s. [from astonish.]

Of a nature to excite astonishment. TO ASSWAGE. See ASSUAGE.

ASTO'NISHMENT, n. s. [estonnement, Fr.] A'STERISK. n. s. [esipiozo.] A mark Amazement; confusion of mind from

fear or wonder. in printing or writing, in form of a little star; as *.

We found, with no less wonder to us than He also published the translation of the Ser

astonishment to themselves, that they were the

two valiant and famous brothers. Sidney. tuagint by itself, having first compared it with

She esteemed this as much above his wisdoni, the Hebrew, and noted by asterisks what was de

as astonishinent is beyond bare admiration. Soutb. fective, and by obelisks what was redundant.


TO ASTO'UND. v.a. [estonner, Fr.] TO A'STERISM. n. s. (asterismus, Lat.]

astonish; to confound with fear or won1. A constellation.

der. This word is now somewhat obPoetry had filled the skies with asterisms, and solete. histories belonging to them; and then astrology These thoughts may startlewell, but not astound

! devises the feigned virtues and influences of each. The virtuous mind, that ever walks attended Bentley's Sermonsa By a strong siding champion, conscience. Milt

. 2. An asterisk, or mark. This is a very ASTRA'DDLE. adv. [froni a and straddle.] improper use.

With one's legs across any thing. Dict. Dwell particularly on passages with an asterism*, A'STRAGAL. n. s. [eisgiyal, the ankle for the observations which follow such a note,

or anklebone.) A little round memwill give you a clear light. Dryden's Dufresnoy. ASTE'rn. adv. [from a and stern.] In

ber in the form of a ring or bracelet, the hinder part of the ship; behind the

'serving as an ornament at the tops and

bottoms of columns. ship

Builder's Dict. The galley gives her side, and turns her prow,

We see none of that ordinary confusion, which While those astern, descending down the steep,

is the result of quarter rounds of the astragal, Thro' gaping waves behold the boiling deep. and I know not how many other intermingled


Spectator. To ASTE'Rt. v. a. [a word used by Spen- A'stral. adj. [from astrum, Lat.] Starry;

ser, as it seems, for start, or startle.] belonging to the stars. To terrify; to startle ; to fright.

Some astral forms I must invoke by pray's, We deem of death, as doom of ill desert; Fram'd all of purest atoms of the air; But know we fools what it us brings until, Not in their natures simply good or ill, Die would we daily, once it to expert;

But most subservient to bad spirits will. Dryden, No danger there the shepherd can astert. Spens. AsTRA'Y. adv, [from a and stray.]

Out A'STRMA. n. s. [] A frequent, of the right way.

difficult, and short respiration, joined May seem the wain was very evil led, with a bissing sound and a cough, espe When such an one had guiding of the way,

any loss.

the legs open.

That knew not whether right he went, or else ening and astringent diet often conduceth to this astray. Spenser. purpose.

Arbutbrot on Aliments. You run astray, for whilst we talk of Ireland, A'STROGRAPHY. n. s. (from a5 goy and you rip up the original of Scotland. Spenser. wzczaw.]. The science of describing the Like one that had been led astray


Dict. Through the heav'ns wide pathless way. Milt. To ASTRI'CT. v. a. (astringo, Lat.) To A'STROI A B E. n. s. [of asia, and datiiv, contract by applications, in opposition

to take.] to relax: a word not so much used as

1. An instrument chiefly used for taking

the altitude of the pole, the sun, or constringe. The solid parts were to be relaxed or astricted, stars, at sea. as they let the humours pass either in too small 2. A stereographick projection of the cir.

or too great quantities. · Arbutbrot on Aliments. cles of the sphere upon the plain of some ASTRICTION. n. s. (astrictio, Lat.] The

great circle.

Chambers. act or power of contracting the parts of ASTRO’LOGER. nos. [astrologus, Lat. from the body by applications,

espor and noy..] Astriction is in a substance that hath a virtual

1. One that, supposing the influences of cold; and it worketh partly by the same means the stars to bave a causal power, prothat cold doth.

Bacon. This virtue requireth an astriction, but such an

fesses to foretel or discover events de 1 estriction as is not grateful to the body; for a pending on those influences. pleasing astriction doth rather bind in the nerves

Not unlike that which astrologers call a conthan expel them; and therefore such astriction junction of planets, of no very benign aspect the is found in things of a harsh taste. Bacon. one to the other.

Wotton. Lenitive substances are proper for dry atrabi A happy genius is the gift of nature : it delarian constitutions, who are subject to astriction pends on the influence of the stars, say the astra

of the belly, and the piles. Arbutbnot on Diet. logers; on the organs of the body, say the naASTRI'CTIVE. adj. [from astrict.] Stip

turalists; it is the particular gift of heaven, say tick ; of a binding quality. Dict.

the divines, both christians and heathens. Dryd. ASTRI'CTORY. adj. (astrictorius, Lat.)

Astrologers, that future fates foreshew. Pope.

I never heard a finer satire against lawyers, Astringent; apt to bind. Dict. than that of astrologers, when they pretend, by Astri’DE. adv. (from a and stride.) With rules of art, to tell when a suit will end, and

whether to the advantage of the plaintift or To lay their native arms aside,


Swift. Their modesty, and ride astride. Hudibras, 2. It was anciently used for one that un.

I saw a place, where the Rhone is so straiten derstood or explained the motions of the ed between two rocks, that a man may stand

planets, without including prediction. astride upon both at once.


A worthy astrologer, by perspective glasses, ASTRIFEROU S. adj. [astrifer, Lat.) Bear hath found in the stars many things unk?own ing or having stars. Dict. to the ancients.

Raleigh. ASTRI'GEROUS. adj. [astriger, Lat.] Car- ASTROLO'GIAN. n.s.

.s. (fromastrology.] The rying stars.

Dict. same with astrologer. To ASTRINGE. v. a. (astringo, Lat.] The twelve houses of heaven, in the forma To press by contraction; to make the

which astrologians use.


The stars, they say, cannot dispose parts draw together.

No more than can the astrologians. Hudibras. Tears are caused by a contraction of the spi

ASTROLO'GICAL. rits of the brain; which contraction, by conse

ASTROLO'GICK. quence, astringeth the moisture of the brain,

and thereby sendeth tears into the eyes. Bacon. 1. Professing astrology. Astri'NGENCY. n. s. [from astringe.]

Some seem a little astrological, as when they The power of contracting the parts of

warn us from places of inalign intuence. Wotton.

No astrologick wizard honour gains, the body: opposed to the power of re

Who has not oft been banish d, or in chains. laxation.

Dryden. Astriction prohibiteth dissolution; as, in me 2. Relating to astrology. dicines, astringents inhibit putrefaction; and, by

Astrological prayers seem to me to be built on estringency, some small quantity of oil of vitriol

as good reason as the predictions. Stilli:-feet. will keep fresh water long from putrefying. Bacon's Natural Ilistory.

The poetical tables are more ancient than the

astrological induerces, that were not known to Acid, acrid, austere, and bitter substances, by

the Greckstill after AlexandertheGrear.Bentley. their astringency, create horrour, that is, stimulate the fibres.


ASTROLO'GICALLY.uv. tromastrology.] Astri'NGENT. adj. [astringens, Lat.]

In an astrological manner. Binding; contracting : opposed to lax

To Astro'1.OGIZE.V. n. (from astrology.] ative. It is used sometimes of tastes

To practise astrology. which seem to contract the mouth.

ASTROʻLOGY. n. s. [astrologia, Lat.) Astringent medicines are binding, which act The practice of foretelling things by by the asperity of their particles, whereby they the knowledge of the stars : an art now corrugate the membranes, and make them draw generally exploded, as irrational and up closer.

Quincy. false. The myrobalan hath parts of contrary natures, for it is sweet, and yet astringent.

I know the learned think of the art of astrology,

Bacon. The juice is very astringent, and therefore of

that the stars du not force the actions or wills slow motion.

of men.

Swift. What diminisheth sensible perspiration, en

ASTRO'NOMER. n. s. [from spor, a-stai, creaseth the insensible; for that reason a strength and vájt, a rule or law.] One that

2.-,} adj. [from astrology.]

studies the celestial motions, and the which he that has fled to it, may not rules by which they are governed. be taken ; a sanctuary; a refuge ; a

The motions of factions under kings ought to place of retreat and security. be like the motions, as the astronomers speak of, So sacred was the church to some, that it had in the inferiour orbs. Bacor. the right of an asylum, or sanctuary.

xylife. Astronomers no longer doubt of the motion of ASY'MMETRY. n. s. [from a, without, and the planets about the sun.

The old and new astronomers in vain

oupapírpia, symmetry.] Attempt the heav'nly motions to explain.

I. Contrariety to symmetry; disproporBlackmore.

tion. ASTRONOMICAL. adj. [from astrono

The asymmetries of the brain, as well as the AstroNO'MICK. 5 my.] Belonging to

deformities of the legs 'or face, may be rectified in time.

Grero. astronomy. Our forefathers marking certain mutations to

3. This term is sometimes used in mathehappen in the sun's progress through the zodiack,

maticks, for what is more usually called they registrate and set them down in their astron

incommensurability; when betweentwo nomical canons. Brown's Vulgar Errours. quantities there is no common measure. Can he not pass an astronomick line,

A'SYMPTOTE. n. s. [from o, priv. oui, Or dreads the sun th' imaginary sign,

with, and slow, to fall : which never Thar he should ne'er advance to either pole? meet; incoincident.) Asymptotes are

Blackmore. ASTRONO'MICALLY. adv. [from astro

right lines, which approach nearer and nomical.] In an astronomical manner.

nearer to some curve ; but which, ASTRONOMY. n. s. [aszorouía, from

though they and their curve were infiårgov, a star, and you@, a law or rule.]

nitely continued, would never 'meet; A mixed mathematical science, teach

and may be conceived as tangents to

their curves at an infinite distance. ing the knowledge of the celestial bo

Chambers. dies, their magnitudes, motions, di

Asymptote lines, though they may approach stances, periods, eclipses, and order.

still nearer together, till they are nearer than Pythagoras taught that the earth and the least assignable distance, yet, being stiil planets turn round the sun, which stands produced infinitely, will never meet. Grew. immoveable in the center, From the ASYMPTOTICAL. adj. [from asymptote.] time of Pythagoras, astronomy sunk into Curves are said to be asymptotical, when neglect, till it was revived by the they continually approach, without a Ptolemys, kings of Egypt; and the Sa possibility of meeting. racens brought it from Africa to Spain, ASY'NDETON. n. s. (ésévèrtor, of e, priv. and restored this science to Europe. and ovdíuw, to bind together.] A figure

Chambers. in grammar, when a conjunction copuTo this must be added the understanding of

lative is omitted in a sentence; as in the globes, and the principles of geometry and veni, vidi, vici, & is left out. astronomy.

Cowley: At. prep. (æt, Sax.] AstroSCOPY, 1. s. [cisning a star, and

1. At, before a place, denotes the nearness cxomén, to view.] Observation of the

of the place; as, a man is at the house stars.


before he is in it. ASTRO-THEOLOGY. n. s. [from astrum, a This custom continued among many, to say

star, and theologia, divinity.] Divinity their prayers at fountains. Stillinghets. founded on the observation of the ce. 2. At, before a word signifying time, notes lestial bodies.

the coexistence of the time with the That the diurnal and annual revolutions are event; the word time is sometimes in. the motions of the terraqueous globe, not of the

cluded in the adjective; we commonly sun, I shew in the preface of my Astro-Tbeology. Derbam's Pbysica-Tbeology.

say at a minute, at an hour, on a day, ASU'NDER.adv.[asundran, Sax.] Apart;

in a month. separately; not together.

We thought it at the very first a sign of cold Two indirect lines, the further that they are


Hooker. drawn out, the further they go asunder. Spenser.

How frequent to desert him, and at last Sense thinks the planets spheres not much

To heap ingratitude on worthiest deeds. Molt. asunder:

At the same time that the storm beats upon What tells us then their distance is so far? Davies.

the whole species, we are falling foul upon one Greedy hope to find another.

Addisor. His wish, and best advantage, us asunder. Milt.

We made no efforts at all, where we could The fall'n archangel, envious of our state,

have most weakened the common enemy, and Seeks hid advantage to betray us worse;

at the same time, enriched ourselves. Swift. Which, when asunder, will not prove too hard, 3. At, before a causal word, signifies For both together are each other's guard. Dryd. Borne far asunder by the tides of men,

nearly the same as with, noting that Like adamant and steel they meet again. Dryd.

the event accompanies, or immediately All this metallick matter, both that which

succeeds, the action of the cause. continued asunder, and in single corpuscles, and

At his touch, that which was amassed and concreted into no

Such sanctity hath Heaven giv'n his hand, dules, subsided.


They presently amend. sbakspeare': Macbeth. ASY'LUM. n. s. (Lat. covor, from a, not,

O'sir, when he shall hear of your approach, and ouniw, to pillage.] A place out of

If that young Arthur be not gone already,
Ev'n at this news he dies. Shakspeare




Much at the sight was Adam in his heart

jo: At sometimes signifies in immediate Dismay'd.

Milton's Paradise Lost. High o'er their heads a mould'ring rock is

consequence of. plac'd,

Impeachments at the prosecution of the house That promises a fall, and shakes at ev'ry blast.

of commons, have received their determinations Dryden. in the house of lords.

Hale. 4. At, before a superlative adjective, 11. 6: marks sometimes the effect pro

implies in the state ; as, at best, in the ceeding from an act. state of most perfectiori, &c.

Rest in this tomb, rais'd at thy husband's

Dryden. Consider any man as to his personal powers,

Tom has been at the charge of a penny upon they are not great; for, at greatest, they must still be limited.

this occasion.

Addison We bring into the world with us a poor needy

Those may be of use, to confirm by authority uncertain life, short at the longest, and unquiet

what they will not be at the trouble to de. Temple.

duce by reasoning. at the best.


11. At sometimes is nearly tlie same as in, s. At, before a person, is seldom used otherwise than ludicrously; as, he long

noting situation ; as, he was at the boted to be at him, that is, to attack him.

tom, or top of the hill.

She hath been known to come at the head of 6. At, before a substantive, sometimes

these rascals, and beat her lover.

Swift. signifies the particular condition or cir

13. Alsometimes markstheoccasion, like on. cumstances of the person; as, at peace,

Others, with more helpful care, in a state of peace.

Cry'd out aloud, Beware, brave youth, beware! Under pardon,

Ai this he turn'd, and, as the bull drew You are much more as task for want of wisdom, Shunn'd, and receiv'd him on his pointed spear. Than prais'd for harmless mildness. Shakspeare.

Dryden. It bringeth the treasure of a realm into a few 14. Al sometimies seems to signify in the hands: for the usurer being at certainties, and others at uncertainties, at the end of the game

power of, or obedient to.

But thou, of all the kings, Jove's care below, most of the money will be in the box. Bacon.

Art least at my command, and most my foe. Hence walk'd the fiend at large in spacious

Dryder. Milton. The rest, for whom no lot is yet decreed,

15. At sometimes notes the relation of a May run in pastures, and at pleasure feed. Dry.

man to an action. Deserted, at his utmost need,

He who makes pleasure the vehicle of health, By those his former bounty fed. Dryden.

is a doctor at it in good earnest. Collier. What hinder'd either, in their native soil,

16. At sometimes imports the manner of At ease to reap the harvest of their toil. Dryden. an action.

Wise men are sometimes over-borne, when One warms you by degrees; the other sets you they are taken at a disadvantage. Collier. on fire all at once, and never intermits his heat. These have been the maxims they have been

Dryden's Fables. guided by: take these from them, and they are Not with less ruin than the Bajan mole perfectly at a loss, their compass and pole At once comes tumbling down. Dryden. star then are gone, and their understanding is 17. At, like the French cher, means someperfectly at a non plus.


times application to, or dipendence on. One man manages four horses at once, and leaps from the back of another at full speed. Pope.

The worst authors might endeavour to please

us, and in that endeavour deserve sotnething at They will not let me be at quiet in my bid,

cur hands.

Pope. but pursue me to my very dreams. Swift.

18. Hi all. In any manner; in any degree. 3. Ai, before a substantive, sometimes

Nothing more true than what you once let fall, marks employment or attention.

Most women have no characters at all. We find some arrived to that sottishness, as to

A'T ABAL. Nos. A kind of tabour used by own roundly what they would be at. South.

the Moors. How d' ye find yourself? says the doctor to

Children shall beat our atabals and drums, his patient. A little while after, he is at it

And all the noisy trades of war no more again, with a Pray how d’ye find your body?

Shall wake the peaceful morn.

Dryden. But she who well enough knew what,

ATAR A'XIA. n. s. Curazubia.] ExempBefore he spoke, he would be at,

A'TARAXY. stion from vexation ; Pretended not to apprenend.

Hudibras. tranquillity: The creature 's at his dirty work again. Pope. The scepticks affected an indifferent equipon8. A: is sometimes the same with für derous neutrality, as the only means to their nished with, after the French à.

etaraxia, and freedom from passionate disturbInfuse his breast with magnanimity,

Glanville's Scepsis. And make himn naked foil a man at arms. Shak. ATE. The preterit of eat. See To EAT. Al sometimes notes the place where

And by his side his sceed the grassy forage ate. any thing is, or acts.

Spenser. Your husband is at hand, I hear his trumpet.

Even Cur first parents ate themselves out of Shakspeare.

Paradise; and Job's children junketed and He that in tracing the vessels began at the

feasted together often.

Soutb. heart, though he thought not at all of a circula- ATHA'NOR. *. s. [a chymical term, bortion, yet made he the first true step towards rowed from afarov; or, as others the discovery,


think, 727.] A digesting furnace to To all you ladies now at land We men at sea indite.


keep heat for some time; so that it may Their various news I heard, of love and strife,

be augmented or diminished at pleasure Of storms at sca, and wavels on the shore. Popese by opening or shutting some aperturce VOL. I.




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