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that the sense of our passage were: how may Makeless, one deprived of his or her make, hypocrisy accomplished in crimes scournfully that is mate, companion, lover, husband,

abuse times and circumstances for foul tricks. wife. S. 9. with Malone. Gifford's Ben Jops. Maggot, mite, worm. H. 2, 2. 4, 3. Kin to V, 328. VI, 184. VIII, 60. Sax. maca.

the goth. matha, sax. mada, germ. Made, Mala pert, saucy, presumptuous. TN. 4, 1. Motte, moth, lowsax. Miete, engl. mite, by cHf. 5, 5. Rc. 1, 3. Kin to pert, wh. s. the gr. madaó, mydað, germ. müchen, müch- Malicho, for malhecho, spanish, evil deed, zen, modern, those worms being elementar misdeed. H. 3, 2. animals out of slime, coals etc.

to Malign, to regard with malignity, or to act Magnifico, a title given to the grandees of accordingly. P. 5, 1. S. Hawkins orig. of the Venice. MV. 3, 2. 0. 1, 2.

engl. th. III, 238. Magot pie, magpie. M. 3, 4.

Malkin, maukin, diminative of Mary, used Maid Marian," a romantic person belonging generally in contempt. Hence a stuffed figure to a mythological cycle with Robin Hood,

of rags; a kind of mop made of rags, used for whose paramour she was, Little John, and coarse purposes. Co. 2, 1. P. 4, 4. Friar Tuck. S. Voss at LL. 2, 2. Douce's Ill. Mall Cutpurses or Mary Frith, born 1584, of Sh. II, 449. ss. and the neat tale Maid Marian, + 1659 at once a hermaphrodite, a prostitute, Lond. 1822. This person seems to have been bawd, bully, thief, receiver of stolen goods. a favourite popular idea, originally no doubt Middleton and Decker wrote a comedy, of which a holy one, founded on Our Lady, whose she was the heroine: the roaring girl. Her name she wore, modified and moulded however life is published 1611. T'N. 1, 3. by and by on the genius and form of time and Mallard, drake. AC. 3, 8. Fr. malart. people, never absolutely neglected and forgotten, Mallet, twoheaded hammer. bHd. 2, 4. From yet degraded and disfigured so as to become malleus. from a huntress chaste, like Diana, a wanton Malmsey, a lascious wine. Rc. 1, 4. bhd. 2, 1. loose strumpet; cf. aHd.3, 3. and May. There- Malthorse, term of reproach, ideot. CE. 3, 1. fore she changed her name with her office

TS. 4, 1. and qualities, or attributes, and figuring in Maltworm, lover of alo, one who lives on the the Morris dance she became Maid Morian, juice of malt ahd. 2, 1. because this dance was said to be originally to Mammer, to hesitate, stand muttering and a moorish ceremony. And who might deny, in doubt. 0.3, 3., where muttering is a glossem. that there assonate not words like merry , the Kin to maund, mumble, gr. myo, moimyao. gr. mõros etc.?

Mammet, maumet, motion, pappet, doll. ahd. Mail, coat of mail, metonymically. TC. 3, 3. 2, 3; jocular term of reproach to young women.

From the fr. maille, ital. inaglia, by the lat. RJ. 3, 5. From mamma , parva mater. macula, mush; hence properly a little iron Man, in low and jocular language, every other ring.

being; as the devil. MW.5, 2; god. MA.3, 5. Mailed, armed with a mail, or harness, bAf. to Man, to tame a hawk. TS. 4, 1; to furnish 2, 4. Co. 1, 3. aHd. 4, 1.

with men, to garrison. cHf. 5, 1. to Maim, to mutilate, curtail, cripple. TS. 5, 2. Manacles, handfetters. Ćo. 1, 9. 5, 3. MM. Hh. 3, 2. 0. 5, 1.

2, 4. Cy. 1, 2. 5, 4. From manica by manus. Maim, crippling, laming; insult, iujary, offence, 10 Manacle, to fetter the hands , to shackle.

wrong, with which it is joined Co. 4, 5. aHd. T. 1, 2. bHf. 5, 1. 4, 1: Kin to the gr. momos and to munmock Manakin, manikin, diminutive of man,

the Co. 1, s.

germ. Männchen. TN. 3, 2 Cf. minnock. Main, chief, essential, capital. AW.3, 6. 5, 3. Mandragora, mandrake, mandrage, man

H. 2, 2. Hh. 3, 2. JC. 2, 1. AC. 1, 2. TC. 2, 3; dragon, germ. Alraun. To the Arabians it is fortune, wealth, to which it is joined a Hd. 4, 1. the image of male and female body. S. Casiri S. Tristan 1, 99. 2, 40. 42. 48; ocean. KL. biblioth. escor. II, 851. cf. Jac. de Vitriaco in 3, 1. KJ. 2, 1. Main exercise,

masterpiece. Bongarsii gest. dei. I. 1090. An inferior degree 0.2, 1. Kiu to the sanscr. maha, ma, celt. of animal life was attributed to it; and it ma, more; pers. mah, meh; gr. megus, lat. was commonly supposed that, when torn from magnus; sax. maegen; goth. mikils, mikil. the ground, below gallows, where it grew out In the sense of ocean it grazes the lat. manare, of the corpses of murderers, it uttered groans like the river Main,

of so pernicious a nature, that the person who Mainly, chiefly, exceedingly, wholly. KL. 4, 7. committed the violence, went mad, or died. TC. 4, 4. H. 4, 7.

To escape that danger, it was recommended to Make, to do, to be occupied in any thing. to tie one end of a string to the plant, and the

AL. 1, 1. H. 2, 2.1, 2. . 3, 5; to fasten other to a dog. bHf. 3, 2. RJ. 4, 3. AC. 1, 5. or secure a door etc. AL. 4, 1. . 3, 1; to metaphorically, a very diminutive or grotesque make all split, a phrase to express great figure. bhd. 1, 2; emblem of incontinence. violence. MD. 1, 2; to make good, to main- bHd. 3, 2. tain, arouch, confirm, warraut. . 1, 1; to to Mangle, to flesh, cat, tear, rend in pieces. make from, to fly, to avoid. KL. 1, 1; to Co. 3, 1. RJ. 3, 3. He. 4, 4. cHf. 5, 2. C. make nice, to scruple, make objections. KJ. 4, 2. Kin to mancus, minus, gr. minyo, lat. 3, 4; to make shift, to speed; thrive, succeed. minuere, germ. mangeln, fr.

manquer. MV. 1, 1; to make fortune, to enrich. aHd. Mangy, scabbed, scurvy. TA. 4, 5. 2, 2. cf. made and KL. 1, 1. (by the power

, Mankind, masculine, manlike, mannish, (TC. chat made me); to make up to, to finish, to 3, s.) impudent, ferocious. WT. 2, 3. Co. confirm, to make complete. WT.2, 1. to decree, 4, 2. determine. KL. 1, i; to make up the mess, Manner, in the, a forensic term, in a criminal proverbially, to make complete the society. LL. 4, s.

fact, originally in a theft, with the thing stolen in the hand, aHd. 2, 4. LL. 1, 1. Corruption

no doubt of manoeuvre, whence the spelling Martlemas, St. Martin's day. b Ad. 2, 2. Cormainour , manour, meinour.

ruption of Martinmas, feast of St. Martin, the Manningtree or. Manningtree in Essex, for- 11th of Novbr. Falstaff is jocularly called so

merly enjoyed the privilege of fairs, by the as being in the decline. tenure of exhibiting a certain number of stage Mary buds, the flowers of the marygold, which plays yearly. There were also great festivi- were remarked to open in the morning, and ties, and much good eating at Whitsun ales. shut up in the evening. Cy. 2, 3. aHd. 2, l.

Masks. Black masks were freqnently worn by Manour, lordship, fief. cHf. 5, 2. Ah. 1, 1. ladies in public in the time of Sh., particularly

From manere, gr. menein , monė, kin to'mei- and perhaps universally, at the theatres. ny. Manour and the germ. Meierei were con- Whether MM. 2, 4. these black masks, and founded, likewise as from the celtic maer, RJ. 1, 1. these happy masks being black allade prefect tenant arose maior, magister domus, to those of the audience, or of the actors, maitre d'hôtel, from maeroni, maeronaeth, seems not quite certain. If a theatrical compraefectura, Meierei, majoria, majoratus. pany had not a boy or young man, who could Manqueller, killer of men, murderer. bhd perform a woman's part, the character might 2, 1.

be performed in a mask, which being a fashion Mansionry, dwelling place. M. 1, 6.

so much in use, gave no uncommon appearMantuan, LL. 4, 2. Bapt. Spagnolus, a carme- ance in the scene. MD. 1, 2. and made resemble lite, famous latin poet in the 15th century..

the modern to the ancient theatre. The mask to Manure, to handle, treat, work, chiefly was partly worn to preserve the complexion.

the ground, to cultivate, to dung, fatter. O. TG. 3, S. LL. 2, 1.' Masks were also little 1, 3. Rb. 4. From the it. maniare, fr. manveu- dramas allegorical, like that in T. 4, 1. Ben vrer, by manus, from the gr. mað, germ.

Jonson's masks of this kind are much more machen.

valuable, than they are deemed generally. Many, multitude. bHd. 1, 3. From the germ. Mast, acorn, fruit of Oaktree, as food for

Menge, by the sax. mengan, miscere. Horne swine. TA. 4, 3. Kin to the gr. maza, mattein, Tooke Div. of P. II, 887.

magis, maktra, the tarent. ammazarato,

ill Map, muster, pattern, sample. Rb. 5, 1. b Hif. baked bread; goth. matza , to eat, mats, meat, 5, 1.

fr. mets, sax. maet, maeth, meat; maest, Mappery, sketching, drawing, art of design- acorn; engl. moise, alem. muas, swed. mues, ing. TC. 1, 3.

span. mueso, germ. Muss. to Mar, to corrupt, defoil, deprave. Rc. 1, 3. Mastiff, bulldog, dog of the largest size. He.

Sax, mar, loss, amyrran, to lose; perhaps the 3, 7. TC. 1, 3. French måtin, it. mastino, ital. smarrire.

middlelat. mastinus. Dufresne. Marchchick, term of endearment for maid. Match, association, party of marriage, TG. 4,5; MA. 1, 3.

playing or wager. Rb. 3, 8; one of this kind, Marches, borders of a country, or rather a equal, like, RJ. 1, 2; contest. MV. 3, 1. aHd.

space on each side the borders of two contiguous 2; 4. To set a match, to bespeak. aHd. 1, 2. countries. Ilh. 1, 2. Fr. marche, lat. marcha, In those significations this word is kindred to germ. Mark, margo, sax. mearc.

the oldgerm. Maad, Maat, engl. mate, to meet ; Marchpane, a sweet biscuit composed of sugar maid; franc. Mag, relation; goth. mag, boy;

and almonds, like those now called macaroons; engl. comate; on the other hand to the gr. a constant article formerly in the desserts. RJ. 1, 5. Kin to massepain, gr. maza, germ. Mus; to Match, to couple, join. LL. 2, 1. to marry. perhaps to mürb, morbidus, southgerm. Murra. MA. 2, 1. MD. 3, 2. to oppose. cllf. 5, 1. Mare, more (Trist. I, 34.) horse. bHd. 2, 1; a Mate, cumate, companion. AL. 2, 1. bHd. 2, 4;

sort of imp, or daemon. bild. 2, 1. From the husband or wife. S. match. celt. mur, fem. march, marach, märch, merch, to Mate, to equal, oppose. Hh. 3, 2. confound, whence marcher, properly to mount on horse- stopify, overpower. CE. 3, 2. 5, 1. M. 5, 1. back.

where to mate and to amaze are joined. bHf. Margarelon, properly Margariton, a trojan 3, 1. Kin partly to match , partly to the germ.

hero, of the legendary history, called bastard. in the game of chess, viz dead, pers. TC. 5, 5. Shk's authority is The life and death mat, partly to the spanish matare,

to kill, of Hector published by Tho. Purfoot, Loud. and the hebr. mut, to die, mavet, death. 1614.

Material, full of stuff for humorous flashes, Marquesse anciently equivalent to marquis, full of solid sense and observation. AL. 3, 3. then for marchioness. Hh. 5, 2

The same as
Marrow, strength, internal vigour. TA. 5, 5. Matter, full of. AL. 2; 1.
Marry trap, proverbial exclamation for By Mattock, pickax. RJ. 5, 3. TAn. 4, 3.

Mary, you are caught, chiefly by a bailiff, or Mattress, matrass, fockbed. AC. 2, 6. Kin
Duthook. MW.1, 1.

to mut, lat. matta Ovid. Fast. 6, 680. gr., to Marshal, to act as a marshal, to pat in initos thread.

order; to lead the way by foregoing. H. 3, 4. Maugre, in spite of. TN. 3, 1. Fr. malgré. M. 2, l. From mare, wh. s. and scalc, or to Maul, mawl, mall, to beat with a maul, Schalk, servant, properly guardian of the mall, mallet (wh. s.) KJ. 4, 3; to beat soundly. horses, which was a courtoffice.

AC. 4, 7. Kin to the gr. malein, germ. malen, Marsh als e a, a dungeon at Southwark. Ah. malmen, zermalmen. 5, 8.

May. The mayfeast, as feast of the returning Mart, market. MV.3, 1. bargain, trade. TS. Sun and spring is a common feast in the whole 2, parchase, emption. H. 4, 4.

story, as generally the summer - and winterlo Mart, to make a bargain, to soll, traffic. JC. solstice and equinos are the chief points of all · 4, 3. Cy. 1, 7. WT, 4, 3.

feasts, the period of decreasing sun being a

muché, purna.



icel. myra,

period of mourning, and that of the returning Called also openarse, whence the obscene jest. Sun matter of joy. Hence the Florealia, Le- RJ. 2, 1. S. Dufresne mella. muralia of the Romans, the maygames of Robin Meed, reward, fee, pay. TG.5, 4; merit. cHf. Hood, their chiefs the Lord of misrale, and 2, 1. H. 5, 2. TA. 1, 1. Kin to the gr. misthos, the abbat of unreason, the sworddances and sax. med, goth. maeta, oldgerm. miet, present, morrisdances. Hence also the planting of maies, gift, ungemiete, gratis; germ. miethen , and maypoles (MD. 3, 2.) types of the phallus, hire. whence the ital. piantar il maggio for to lye Meek, mild, softhearted. CE. 2, 1. cHf. 2,2 with. It was vo wonder, that the genias of M. 1, 7. Hh. 2, 4. AC. 5, 2. Icel. miukr, gr. time and peoples formed and stamped those mikros, dor, mikkos, kin to the germ. schmierecreations, and gave

them a proportional gen, schmächtig, schmeicheln, gr. smikros. character even of wanton mirth and abuse. S. to Meere, to divide. AC. 3, 2. So Johnson; Hammer's essay in Wiener Jahrhüch. 1818. and then it would be kin to march, wh. s., marsh, . III, 188. ss. Douce's Ill. of Sh. II, 439. ss, Voss

holl. moer, germ. Moor, Morast, at MD. 1, 1. cf. TN. 3, 4. LL. 3, 2. Hh. 5, 3. fr. marais, it. marazzo, maremma, gr. myro, Drake's Sh. and his time. I, 152. Gifford's Ben myromai, germ. Meer, goth. mir, intended as Jous. V, 253. — M.5, 3. Johnson proposed the boundary. Malone however suspected to be it unnecessary May of life for way, wh. 6.

a word of our author's formation from mere, Maze, labyrinth 1.5, 1. TS. 1, 2. a sport and he being the entire, whole subject or occasion rural game, like to the nine men's morris. MD.

of the war.

There seems notwithstanding to 2, 2.

lay concealed a fault, unless we would correct to Maze, to amaze, perples. aff.4, 2. Hh.2, 4. the mere question, as the mere perdition. Mazzard, head, or face. H. 5, 1. 0.2, 3. This

0. 2, 2. burlesque word is but an other form of mazer, to Meet with, to counteract. T. 4, 1. To be bowl, or goblet; middlelat. mazer , mazerinus, meet with, to be even with, to have fair retaliamazarum ,

masdrinum, vas murrhinum, or tion. MA. 1, 1. Sax. gemetan, lowsax. molen, murreum. S. Dufresne, and Böttiger's treatise goth. mörgan. S. Horne Tooke Div. of P. I, on this subject. Cf. Gifford's Ben Jonson VI, 423. Kin to the gr. meteimi, metienai, by meta. 491.

S. also to male, to match. Me was pleonastically inserted in colloquial use.

Meiny, menie, a company belonging to, or KL. 1, 2. TN. 3, 2. as also in Greek and attending upon a superior person. KL. 2, 4. Germ.

From the old fr. mesnie, middlelat. maisnada,

mainara, ital, masnada for mansionata, DuMeacock, tame, dastardly fellow, particularly

fresne therefore of the family of manor, manan overmild husband. TS. 2, 1. From meek

sionry, and mate, wh. s. Often it has been cuck, assonating the french cocu. Mead', meadow. Ts. 5, 2. He. 5, 2. Kin to the Melancholy air was

confounded with many, wh. s.

a fashionable refined lat. madere, the germ. Moder, gr. mydan, fr.

mark of gentility. KJ. 4, 1. M. of Mooreditch motte, germ. Matte, engl. moat, mist; or the

atd. 1, 2. allusion to some madman known at Sax. maed, mowed, fwm mathan, metere.

that time to frequent the neighbourhood of Horne Tooke Div. of P. II, 875.

Moorditch. Meager, lean, lank, thin. RJ. 5, 1. Germ.

mager, lat. macer, fr. maigre, gr. makros, to Mellow, to ripen, soften. TN. 1, 2. Rc. 4,4. long stretched.

cHf. 3, 3. LL. 4, 2. Kin to the gr. meilinus, to Meal, to mingle, or mix with. MM. 4, 2. meilichos, meilisso, lat. mollis, germ. mild, Other form of to mell, like the fr. mêler con

to melt. tracted from meddle, by miscellus, from misceo. to Memorize, to render memorable, to record.

Hk. 3, 2. Alealy, having the quality of meal, are called the wings of butterflies. TC. 3, s.

Memory, memorial. AL. 2, 3. KL. 4, 7. Mean, tenor in music. LL. 5, 2. From moyen, to Mend, to colour, excuse. aHd. 5, 2. Lat. medius.

emendare. to Mean, to láment, to moan, bemoan. MD. Mephostophilus, a familiar spirit in Sir John 5, 1. Since it is a scottish word (s. Jamieson Faustus; a term of jocular iuvective. MW.

1,2. to mene, meyne, meane) and in the early edition, a change is needless.

Merchant, chap, saucy chap. RJ. 2, 4. to Mean by, to mean of. MV. 2, 9. Kin to the Mere, absolute, whole. 0.2, 2. Lat. merus.

gr. menos, meno, menoinao, lat, mens. Merely, absolutely, simply. T. 1, 1. Measles, leprosy. Co. 3, 2. spelt also measels, Merlin, astrologue, mathematician and prophet

meazles, from the middlelat. misellus, mesellus, of the 5th century. ald. 3, 1. KL. 3, 2. oldfr. mesel, meseau, ital. miselle, hebr. mi- Mermaid, syren. CE. 3, 2. MD. 2, 2. cHf.3, 2. zora, germ. Miselsucht, Misulsucht, Masern. AC, 2, 2. Also a famous tavern in Cornhill, Measure, grave solemn dance, with slow and where Sh., Johnson and other wits of the time

measured steps, like the minuet. MA. 2, 1. used to assemble. Gifford's Ben Jons. V, 80.

Hence to tread a measure. LL. 5, 2. AL. 5, 4. Merry. 'Tis merry in hall, when beards wag Measure for measure, like for like, denot- all. A proverb bid. 5, 3. Kin to the indian ing the law of retaliation, or equal justice. cHf. goldmountain Meru, mar; the Sirius Maira ; 2,6.

the gr. marilē, hot embers; marő, mairā, marMeat, yellow of an egg. KL. 1, 4. RJ. 3, 1. mairo, to glitter, smaragdos; merum; sax. to Meddle, to mix. T. 1, 2.

mirige, Eden Gen. 13, 10;. myrig, mirige, Medicinable, medicinal, useful as medicine. merig, merie, engl. smerk, sweet, agreeable, MA. 2, 2. Cy. 3, 2. 0.5, 2.

properly glancing: glittering. Medlar. MM. 4, 3. AL. 3, 2. RJ. 2, 1. Sax. Mesh, net. MV.3, 2. 1, 1. From macula. S.

maed, gr. mespilē, lat. mespilus, germ. Mispel.! mail.

мо to Mesh, to catch in a net. TAn. 3, 2. To en- Mind's eye. H. 1, 2. S. 113. TL. 204. mesh. 0. 2, 3.

Mine, mien, countenance. MW.1, 3. Mess, party dining together, a set. WT, 1, 2. to Mine, to dig, hollow, sap. H. 3, 4.

At great dinners the company was usually ar- Mingle, mixture. AC, 1, 5. 4, 8. ranged into fours, called messes and served Minikin, small, delicate. KL. 3, 6. Goth. together; hence a set of four. LL. 4, 3. cuf. min , Jat. minus, fr. moins. 1, 4. Kin to ması, mert, mate, mead, sax. Minimus, minim, any thing very small. MD. 3, 2. metsian, to eat; germ. masten, to dung; gr. Minnock, minnick. MD. 3, 2. to which Malone mestos, full; fr. mets, turn'd up and assonant substitutes mimic, actor, obliterating, as it of mettre , apponere.

seems, the humoristical colour of the

passage, Metaphysical, supernatural, transcendent. probably is but another form of minikin, or M. 1, 5.

rather manakin, wh. s. minx, minim, and others to Mete, to measure; to measure with the eye, signifying my dwarfish puppetlike fellow.

to aim. LL. 4, 1. Lat. metiri, gr. metrein, Minnow, a little fish, cyprinus phoxinus, germ. kin to the lat. modius, modus, gr. medimnos, Elritze. Co. 3, 1. LL. 1, 1. lat. meta.

Minute Jacks. S. Jack of the clockhouse. Met ewand, meteyard, tailor's yardmeasure Nares however understands TA. 3, 6. fellows or wand. TS. 4, 3.

that watch their minutes to make their adMctheglin, drink made of honey and water. vantage, timeserver. May be that both signi

LL. 5, 2. Kin to mead, meathe , gr. methy, fications, that of the clockhouse automaton and germ. Meth. Gifford's Ben Jons. II, 242.

that of Jack of both sides be combined. Mettle, mind. 1.2, 1. stoutness, conrage. afd. Mint, baboon, puppet; prim girl. TN. 3, 4.

2, 4. 5, 4. JC. 1, 2; vigour. JC. 4, 2.2, 1. M. 0.3, 3. 4, 1. S. minnock. 1,7; eagerness, vivacity, fire, briskness, life, Mirable, admirable. TC. 4, 5. spirit, nimbleness. AL. 2, 7. For metal TN. to Mire, to besmear, to soil with mire. TA.4, 3. 2, 5. Its kindred s. in mad.

Lat. merdare. to Mew up, to shut up, to pen up, to close up, Mirke, darkness. AW.2, 1. Spelt also mark,

to commit. TS. 1, 1. KJ. 4, 2. Rc. 1, 1. 1, 3. murk, merk, myrk, scot. pitmirk, (pickmark,) RJ. 3, 4. From the gr. myö, myzo, mya), dark as pitch, icel. myrce. S. to smirch. amyo. Kin also

Mirrors were worn publicly, by the men as to Mewl, to squeak, screek. AL. 2, 7.

brooches, or ornaments in their hats, by the to Miche, to skulk, conceal, hide one's self, women at their girdles, on their breasts, or in

as truants do from school, Lily's Euph. p. 71. the centres of their fans. Gilford's Ben Jons. to act by stealth. Hence mitching, skulking, II, 263. concealed. H. 3, 2. At Norfolk in Gloucester- Misbehaved, unmannerly. RJ. 3, 3. shire it is spelt to mooch. Malone at H. d. l. Miser, miserable wretch. aHf. 5, 5. TC. 3, 3. The family is mokey, moky, traitor, germ. to Misgive, properly to inspire somewhat other, Munker, munkeln, Meuchel, mugel, maugel; than what may be required and justified by gr. mychios, inward, inwardly, mychos, in- time or act and will; to fill with doubt, anxiety. ward angle; germ. Mucke, gloomy, clandestine RJ. 1, 4. JC. 3, 1. malice, muckish, knavish, malicious; muscheln, Misgreff'd, misimped, different, misallied. prov, to deceive in the game at cards.

MD. 1, 1. Micher, a truant, one who acts by stealth. Missingly, occasionally, by intervals, somealld. ?, 4.

times. WT. 4, 1. Mickle, great, very mnch. RJ. 2, 3. СE. 3, 1. to Misthink, to blame, to find fault with. He. 2, 1. aHf. 4, 6. bHf. 5, 1.

cllf. 2, 5. Midriff, diaphragm. a Hd. 3, 3.

Mistress, the small ball at the game of bowls, Mightful, powerful. T An. 4, 4

now called the Jack, at which the players aim. Milch, giving milk. 1. 2, 2.

TC. 3, 2. to Mildew, to blast, taint with mildew. H. 3,4. Mite, a little worm. AW.1, 1. Kin to moth, KL. 3, 4.

lowsax. Miete, germ. Motte, gr. mydao. Mill-sixpences. Milled money was invented Moat, ditch filled with water ronnd a house or

by Antoine Brucher, in France, about 1553. castle for defence. Rb. 2, 1. AW. 5, 2. Kiu Elizabeth coined milled money from about to the precedent, as to mist, mead, mud, 1562 to 1572, when the use of mill was dis- middlelat. mota, fr. mote, explained tourbe, continued till about 1623. After 1662 it remain- by Dufresne, motarium, palustris locus unde ed completely establisbed. MW. 1, 1.

eiusmodi motae eruuntur. Of course it would Milliner, tireman , pedler, haberdasher. aHd. be properly a ditch of turf.

1, 3. WT. 4, 3. From Milan, or Malines. to Moble, mable, wh. s. to veil or cover the Originally a milliner was a man.

head close. H. 2, 2. Millstones. To weep millstones, proverbially Mockery, prestige, phantom, opposed to true

said of a person not likely to weep at al. Rc. things. He. 4. chor. M. 3, 4. Kin to the gr. 1, 3. 1, 6. TC. 1, 2. where it is applied to mokað, myktērizo, hebr. hemik, fr.

moquer. tears of laughter.

Mock water, a jocular term of reproach to the to Mince, to cut small. TA. 4, S. H. 2, 2; to french Dr. Caius MW. 2, 3. meaning a pre

atiect nicety, delicacy by short steps. MW. tending, counterfeit, deceiving, spurious water5, 1. ald. 3, 1. Hh. 2, 8. TC. 1, 2. KL. 4, 6; doctor, called a while before King Urinul. in speaking by flowers. He. 5, 2; by colouring. Model, module, measure, portion, quantity. AC. 1, 2. Kin to the gr. minys, minyō, miny- Rb. 3, 2; Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 410. pattern. theo, minythizo, lat. minus, minuere; fr. Rc. 3, 2. 5, 1. H. 5, 2. mince. Douce's III. of Sh. 1, 80.

Modern, common,

trivial, trite, worthless. Minds is the reading suggested. AC. 1, 2. in- AL. 2, 7. 4, 1. M. 4, 3. KJ. 3, 4. AC. 5, 2 stead of winds.

0.1, 3. RJ. 3, 2.

Moe, mowe, distortion of the face made in stay in the joint, like the ribs and masts of

ridicule. Cy. 1, 7. Mucks, mops, and mowes a ship in tempest, of course to withstand, to as they are linked etymologically by the gr. maintain , detend oue's self. O. 2, 1. mio, denoting gestures of farcical aping - ab, ap to Mortise, to join by a mortaise. Hence H. are original words, kin to mempho, momphe, 3, S. mortis'd and adjoin'd.

or mimicking, so they are also joined usually. to Mose in the chine, a disorder in horses to Moe, to make mowes, or faces at one. T. by some called mourning in the chine. TS. 3, 1. 2, 2.

Most, used redundantly. KL. 2, S. H. 2, 2. Moldwarp, mole. aHd. 3, 1. H. 1, 5. From Most, greatest. aHf. 4, 1.

the sax. myl, mold, lowsax. mul, mull, engl. Mote, moth, atom, any very small object. mull, grinded gravel and dust, germ. Gemülle, H. 1, 1. KJ. 4, 1. He. 4, 1. Sax. mot, kin to kin to the gr. myllo, malo, melo, molo, mylo, mite, wh. s. molyó, lat. molo, engl, mill; and werfen, to Mother, womb; hysterica passio. KL. 2, 4. throw.

Motion, puppelshow. TG. 2, 1. WT. 4, 2. Mome, blockhead, sometimes buffoon, CE. 3, 1. Gifford's Ben Jons. VII, 218; will, disposition,

Kin to mime, and mommo. Douce's Ill. of Sh. thought, tendency. 0. 1, 2; proposal, overI, S66.

ture. TN. 3, 4. Momentany, lasting for a moment. MD. 1, 1. Motive, assistant, mover. AW.4, 4. Monarcho, a fantastical Englishman, affecting Motly, motley, habit composed of various

the airs of an Italian; alluded to probably colours, the customary dress of a domestic LL. 4, 1.

fool. AL. 2, 7. 3, 3. TN. 1, 5. Hh. prol. It Montanto, montant, an old fencing term, belongs to medley, meddley: Gifford's Bea

MW. 2, 3. Hence jocularly Signor Montanto Jons. II, 217. VI, 338. or a great fencer. MA. 1, 1.

10 Moult, to mew, wh. s., to shed or cast the Month's mind, anniversary in times of popery feathers, as birds do, aHd. 3,1. H.2, 2. Spelt

in remembrance of dead persons, a month anciently mout, mnowt; from mutare (pentas) after their decease. Those anniversaries being to inute (a term of falconry); whence the lowwelcome to the friars, because profitable, sax. Mut, casting of the shell of crabs, mutern; month's mind was also used for eager desire, muzgivati, mutatoria vestis; fr. mue. longing, strong inclination. TG. 1, 2. John Mountaineer, a synonymous term of robbers Croft refers it to the longing of a woman in and outlaws having their haunts in mountainous the first month of pregnancy.

countries. Cy. 4, 2. Mood, humour, temper of mind. Co.1, 3; anger, Mountant, rising up; a real or mock term

wrath, eagerness. MD. 3, 2. TG. 4, 1. 0. 2, 3. of heraldry. TA. 4, S. French montant. S. mad.

Mountebank, quack, wandering and shuckling Moody, of mood, of mind, melancholy. Moody physician. CE. 1, 2. H.4,7. Ital. montambanco,

food is called the music AC. 2, 5. humorsome, saltimbanco, properly one that mounts at a wilfull, obstinate, peevish. aHf. 3, 1. cHf. bank, or stage. 4, 6. Rc. 5, 1.

to Mountebank, to play the moantebank; to Moon, man in the, with a briarbush on the back, cheat, gain by quackish or charlatanish deceit,

a dog on the side (MD. 5, 1.) was a comical craft. Co. 3, 2. where it is joined to cog. object of the stage. T. 2, 1. Drake's Sh. and Mouse, term of endearment. LL. 5, 2. H. 3, 4. his time I, 383.

to Mouse, to mammock, to tear in pieces, to Mooncalf, false conception, mola carnea , or teaze. MD. 5, 1.

foetus imperfectly formed. T. 2, 2. a monster, Mousehunt, hunter of mice, but with allalumpish, stupid and heavy.

sion to a different object of pursuit; such as Moonish, variable, changeable. AL. 3, 2. is called mouse only in playful endearment. Moonlike, variable, inconstant. LL. 4, 3. is

RJ. 4, 4. Warburton's correcture for menlike, Musou Moy, a piece of money. He. 4,4. From moidore, proposes not less probably vunelike.

or moedore, a portuguese piece of gold; or Mop. T. 4, 1. joined with moe, wh. s.

from modius. S. Dufresne. to Mope, to be dall and stupid, to go on dull Muck, an ironical or contemptuous exclamation

and lazy. He. 3, 7; to make dull, benumbed. for little or none, far from it, by no means, H. 3, 4. Kin to the preceding word and its not at all. bHd. 2, 4. AL. 4, 8. Gifford's Ben family.

Jons. J, 117. II, 44. III, 279. VI, 365. It seems Moral, meaning. MA. 3, 4. TS. 4, 4. TA. 4, 4. an elliptical phrase for much good may it do More, greater. KJ. 2, 1. More and less, great you. and small. aHd. 4, 3. BHD. 1, 1.

Muck, dung. Co. 2, 2. Belonging to the hebr. Morisco, dancer in a morrisdance. bHf. 3,1; mak, mud; lat. mucidus, muccidus; gr.myxos, the dance itself.

snotty, myxa, snot; lowgerm. Muge, slime, Morris dance, moorish dance, used on fes- mire, lapp. mickko , dang. Horne Tooke Div.

tival occasions, and particularly on Mayday. of P. II, 297. from the sax. micgan, meiere, AW.2, 2. S. May, and maid Marian, Hobby- mingere, to piss; a thing pissed upon; hence horse. Add Irving's Bracebridge-hall, II, 5.11. as wet as muck. Morrispikc, a formidable weapon used often Muddy, confuse and unsettled. WT. 1, 2. H.

by the english mariners, sometimes by soldiers. 4, 7. Kin to mead, moat etc. wh. s. CE. 4, 3.

Muffler, a sort of veil, or wrapper, worn by Mort of the dcer, a certain set of notes usu- ladies, chiefly covering the chin and throat.

ally blown by huntsmen on the occasion of the MW.4, 2. He. 3, 6. with Malone. Douce's II. death (mors) of the deer. WT. 1, 2.

of Sh. I, 75. Kin to the gr. myö, engl. mouth, Mortaise, mortise, mortice, hole cut into a

piece of timber, that another piece may be pat Mulled, softened, sweetened, dispirited. Co. into it and form a joint. To hold the m., to 4,5. Kin to mulcere, mulsus, whence mulsum,


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