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flap dragon, an inflammable substance swallowed by topers.
Flaw, a sudden gust of wind. Hen. VL 2d Part, &c.
Fleet, for float. Ant. and Cleo.
Fleshment, performance. A young soldier fleshes his sword Gust, to taste. Wint. Tale.
Gyve, to catch, to shackle.
Flewed, deep-mouthed, applied to hounds.
Flickering, fluttering undulation, the motion of flame.
Flourish, to ornament, sanction. Mea. for Mea.
Foin, to make a thrust in fencing.
Foison plenty, plenty to the utmost abundance. Fr.
Foot, to grasp. Cym.
Forage, to range abroad. K. John.
Fordone, overcome or destroyed.
Foredoomed, anticipated their doom. Lear.
Forefended, prohibited, forbid.
Foreslow, to be dilatory.
Forgetive, from forge, inventive, imaginative.
Former, sometimes for foremost. Jul. Cæs. Lear.
Frampold, fretful, peevish.
Fulham, a cant term for false dice.
Fulsome, obscene. Mer. Ven.
Frippery, a shop where old clothes were sold. Temp.
Frontlet, part of a woman's head-dress. Lear.
Frush, to break, or bruise.
Furnishings, colours, external pretences. Lear.
Gaberdine, the coarse frock of a peasant, or a loose cloke. Grad, a sharp-pointed instrument: done upon the Gad, suddenly, capriciously.
Galliard, an ancient dance.
Frank, a stye.
Franklin, a freeholder, a yeoman.
Frels, the stops of a musical instrument, which regulate the Hermits, beadsmen. Mac. vibrations of a string.
Galliasses, a kind of ships so called.
Gallimaufry, a confused heap of things together.
Groundlings, the lower sort of people who stood or ant an
God'ild you, God yield you, or reward you.
God's sonties, the abbreviation of an ancient oath.
Good-den, good evening.
Good-jer, from gougere, what the pox.
Gorbellied, fat and corpulent.
Gospelled, of precise or puritan virtue.
Gourd, an instrument of gaming. Mer. Wiv.
Gouts, drops. Fr.
Haggard, a kind of hawk.
Halcyon, a bird, otherwise called the king-fisher. Lear.
Handsaw, corrupted from Hernshaw. Ham.
Hangers, that part of the girdle or belt by which the sword was suspended. Ham.
Gramercy, grand merci, great thanks. Fr. Tit. And.
Grange, a solitary farm-house.
Gratulate, to be rejoiced in. Mea. for Mea.
Hardiment, hardiness, bravery, stoutness.
Harlotry, vulgar, filthy.
Rom, and Jul.
Hearted, throne, the heart in which thou wast enthroned.
Hell, a cant name for a dungeon in a prison. Com. Er.
Hent, to seize or take possession, to take hold of
Hest, for behest, command.
Hight, called. Mid. Night.
Hilding, or hilderling, a low wretch.
Hoar, hoary, mouldy.
Hob-nob, let it happen or not.
Hold, i. e. rumour, to believe it. Mac.
Hold taking, bear handling.
Hoodman-blind, blind-man's buff.
Hores, to hox, or hough, to cut the hamstring.
Hull, to drive to and fro upon the water, without sails or rudder.
Humming, o'erwhelming. Per.
Hunt-counter, blunderer, worthless fellow, probably bailiff.
Hunts-up, a morning hunting-tune.
Hurtle, to dash, or push violently.
Jay, a bad woman. Cym.
Ice-brooke, i. e. temper, tempered by being plunged into an
Jesses, straps of leather tied about the foot of a hawk to hold her in hand.
Inhooped, inclosed, confined.
Initiate, young, just initiated. Mac
Gossamer, the white exhalations which fly about in summer. Ink-horn mate, a book-man.
Gougeers, the French distemper.
Inkle, a species of tape, or worsted.
Insconce, to fortify.
Intention and intentively, for attention.
Intrenchant, that which cannot be cut.
Jet, to strut, to walk proudly.
Jig, a ludicrous dialogue in metre. Ham.
Imp out, to supply the deficiency, a phrase from falconry.
Impawn, to engage; the modern word is to commit one's
Imperious, soinetimes used for imperial.
Imperseverant, ill perseverent, or perseverant.
Incarnardine, stained of a flesh colour, or red.
Incony, fine, or pretty, a term of endearment.
Indues, subdues. Oth.
Indued, inured, or formed by nature. Ham.
Inhibit, for inhabit, or to forbid, or decline, as a person
Inward, sometimes for an intimate.
Irregulous, lawless, licentious,
Jump, sometimes, to agree with, to sult.
Juvenal, a young man.
Keech, a lump or mass of tallow. Hen. VIII.
to groan when pulled from the ground.
Keel, to cool.
Kernes, light-armed soldiers. See Gallow-glasses.
Key-cold, as cold as iron, a key of which is used to stop Martlemas, the latter spring. Hen. IV. 2d Part.
Kicksy-wicksey, a ludicrous name for a wife.
Kiln-hole, the place into which coals are but under a stove.
Kirtle, a sort of garment.
Knap, to break short.
Knotts, figures into which part of a garden was disposed.
Lenten, short and spare.
L'envoy, a term borrowed from the old French poetry.
Lewd, sometimes means idle.
Lined, delineated. As you.
Link, a torch, used to make old hats black. Tam, Shrew.
Mammering, hesitating, stammering.
Manage, conduct, administration. K. John
Mandrake, a root, supposed to have the sha pe of a 133
List, the bound or limit. Twel. Night. Mea. for Mea. &c.
Loach, a very small fish, exceedingly prolific,
Lock, a particular lock of hair, called a love-lock.
Lode-star, leading star, the pole-star.
Loofed, brought close to the wind.
Looped, full of apertures. Lear.
Mace, sceptre. Jul. Cas
Magnifico, a chief man in Venice.
Main descry, the main body is descris
Measure, a solemn dance. Love's Lab. &c.
Medicin, physician. Mac.
Meditation, quickness of enthusiastic thought.
Mell, to meddle with.
Memory, sometimes used for memorial.
Mere, sometimes for absolute, entire, total
Micher, a truant.
Miching mallecho, a secret mischief.
Miscreate, illegitimate, spurious.
Misprising, despising, contemning.
Mistempered, angry, contentious.
Mistful, i. e. eyes ready to flow with tears.
Model, sometimes for mould.
Modern, sometimes for absurd, new-fangled.
Liberty, for libertines, or libertinism.
Lifter, a thief.
Limbeck, a vessel to emit fumes and vapours.
Limed, ensnared, as with bird-lime.
Limils, estimates, or outlines, rough sketches. Hon. IV. Mouldwarp, the mole.
Moys, picces of gold.
Muck, sometimes an expression of admiration or disdain
Muckwater, the drain of a dung-hill
Muffler, a part of the female head-dress.
Mulled, softened, or dispirited.
Mummy, the liquor that runs from mummies.
Moe, to make mouths.
Moist star, the moon.
Mome, a dull, stupid blockhead.
Momentary, short, lasting for a moment.
Monster, to make monstrous. Lear..
Mope, to be stupid or foolish.
Mopes and moves, wry faces and mockinga.
Mort, i. e. of the deer, a tune on the death of the deer.
Mortifyed, religious, retired, peaceable.
Motion, sometimes for puppet; puppet-shows were called
Muss, a scramble.
Mutine to mutiny or a mutinous fellow.
Patch, a fool. Mer. Ven. &c.
Peat, pet, or darling, a spoiled child.
Peculiar, belonging to an individual. Mea. for Mea.
Peer-out, appear out, or peep out,
Pecvish, sometimes for foolish.
Peize, to weigh, to keep in suspense. Fr.
Pelling, sometimes for paltry.
Pennons, small flags.
Perdu, one of the forlorn hope. Fr
Perdy, a corruption of the French oath par Dieu,
Pew-fellow, a companion.
Quall, to sink, to faint.
Patines, round broad plates.
Quaint, fantastically dressed. Mer. Wiv.
Paucas palabras, few words, corrupted from the Sp. pocas Quarry, the game after it is killed.
Quart d'ecu, fourth part of a French crown
Quat, a scab, an angry blockhead.
Quell, sometimes, to murder.
Quests, reports. Mea. for Mca.
Piled, that which has lost the hair.
Pilcd-esteemed, probably for vilc-esteemed.
Pinfold, a pound.
Pink cyne, red eyes.
Pinnace, anciently signified a ship of small burthen.
Precisian, one who pretends to great sanctity.
Precches, breeched, flogged.
Prenominate, already named.
Prime, sprightliness of youth. All's Well.
Primero, a game at cards.
Proface, much good may it do you. Ital.
Prompture, suggestion, instigation.
I'll pheese you, I'll comb your head.
Pia Mater, the membrane that protects the substance of Quiver, nimble, active. the brain.
Prune, sometimes for to plume.
Pugging, cant word for coveting, as a thief, a sharper.,
Puke, colour between russet and black.
Pun, to pound. Troil, and Cres.
Pussel, a low wench.
Putter-out, one who puts out his money on interest or other
Buttock, a mean species of hawk.
Question, sometimes, conversation.
Questrist, one who goes in search of another.
Quill, in the quill, written. Hen, IV, 2d l'art.
Quintain, a post or butt set up.
Quips, hasty, passionate reproaches and scott.
Quit, sometimes, to requite.
Quittance, return of injuries or favours.
Quote, sometimes, to observe or regard
Placket, a petticoat.
Plague, for, to punish.
Plainly, openly, free from concealment. Cor.
Plantage, plaintain, or any kind of plants subject to the Reckless, careless.
influence of the moon,
Plants, feet; from the Lat. Ant. and Cleo.
Plates, silver money. Ant. and Cleo.
Platforms, plans or schemes. Hen. VI. 1st Part,
Plausive, gracious, pleasing, popular.
Plot, a piece or portion. Cor. Ham.
Por, weight or moment.
Sad ostent, grave appearance
Sallet, a helmet.
Samingo, San Domingo.
Sandied, of a sandy colour, the colour of the true blood
Saw, discourse. Love's Lab.
Scall, a word of reproach, scab.
Scanned, examined nicely.
Scandling, measure for proportion.
Scarfed, decorated with flags.
Scath, destruction, harm.
Sconce, the head, or a kind of fortification.
Scotch, to bruise or crush.
Scroyles, scabby fellows.
Scrubbed, stunted, shrub-like, or short and dirty.
Sculls, shoals of fish.
Seamels, a bird.
Seamy side without, inside out.
Sear, to close up.
Semblably, in resemblance, alike.
Royally attorneyed, nobly supplied by substitution of Sleided, untwisted.
Slights, arts. Mac.
Roynish, mangy, scurvy.
Sennet, a flourish on cornets.
Sense, sometimes, for reason and natural affection.
Septentrion, the North.
Sequence, of degree, methodically.
Sere, dry, withered.
Sheen, shining, bright, gay.
Shog, to go off.
Shove groat, a kind of game
Shovel boards, shillings used at the game of shovel-board.
Sacarson, the name of a bear.
Sacring-bell, the bell which gives notice of the host approach. Suipe, an insignificant fellow.
Snuff, sometimes for anger.
Soft, i e. conditions, gentle qualities of mind.
Soil, sometimes, turpitude, reproach.
Shoughs, a species of dog.
Shoulder clapper, a bailiff.
Shrewd, sometimes for severe, bitter.
Shrive, to call to confession.
Side, purpose or resolution. Lear.
Siege, a stool, or privy, or seat.
Sieve, a common voider. Troil, and Cres.
Sightless, unsightly. K. John.
Sights, i. e. of steel, the perforated part of the helmet
Single, sometimes for weak, little.
Sister, to imitate or re-echo.
Slave, to treat with indignity. Lear.
Slip, a counterfeit piece of money.
Slips, a contrivance in leather, to start two dogs at the same
Slops, loose breeches or trowsers.
Slough, the skin which the serpent throws off annually.
Slubber, to obscure.
Smirched, soiled, obscured.
Sneap, rebuke, check,
Sneck up, a cant phrase, probably for, go hang yourself.
Solidares, some species of coin.
Sooth, truth. Wint. Tale.
Sorer, a greater or heavier crime, Cym.
Sorel, a deer during his third year.
Sort, to choose out.
Sorts, different degrees or kinds.
Sort and suit, figure and rank.
Souced gurnet, a gudgeon, a term of reproach.
Soud, sweet, or an exclamation denoting weariness.
Sowle, to drag down.
Sowter, the name of a hound.
Speak parrot, to act childishly and foolishly.
Speak holiday, ie, words, curiously and affectedly chosen,
Speculative, instruments, the eyes. Oth
Speed, fate or event.
Sperr, to stir.
Spill, to destroy. Lear.
Spleen, often for hurry, or tumultuous speed.
Sprag, ready, alert.
Springhalt, a disease incident to horses.
Squire, sometimes, for a rule on square.
Staggers, a disorder peculiar to horses. A
Still, sometimes for constant, continual
Stinted, stopped. Rom, and Jul.
Stint, sometimes, to stop.
Stithied, forged; from stithy, an anvil
Stock, sometimes for stocking.
Stomach, sometimes for stubborn resolution, pride, or
Strait, narrow, avaricious. K. John.
Straited, put to difficulties.
Strange and strangeness, sometimes for shy and shyness.
Strawy, straying`. ̧
Striker, cant work for a borrower. Hen. IV. 1st Part.
Stuffed sufficiency, abilities more than enough.
Subscribe, sometimes, to yield or surrender.
Subtleties, disguised dishes. Temp.
Success, sometimes, for succession.
Successive, i. e. title, title to the succession. Tit. And
Sumpter, either the horse or the package that conveys
Superfluous, overclothed. All's Well. living in abundance.
Burcrase, cessation, stop.
Stone-bow, a crossbow to shoot stones.
Stover, hay made of coarse rank grass, and used for thatching Trace, sometimes to follow or succeed in.
Trail, the scent left by the passage of the gaine
Sway, weight or momentum. Jul. Cas
Swinge-bucklers, rakes or rioters.
Teen, sorrow, grief, or trouble.
Temperance, temperature. Temp.
Terms, the technical language of courts. Mea. for Mea.
Testerned, gratified with a tester, or sixpence.
Tetchy, touchy, peevish, fretful.
Tether, a string by which any animal is fastened.
Thews, muscular strength, or appearance of manhood.
Thill, or fill, the shafts of a cart or waggon.
Thin helm, thin covering of hair. Lear.
Thrasonical, insolently boasting; from Thraso, a bragga
docio in Terence.
Thread, sometimes, for to pass.
Tickle, sometimes for ticklish.
Tickic-brain, the name of a strong liquor.
Touches, the features, the trait.
Toward and towards, sometimes, instead of readinces.
Swart, or swarth, black or dark brown.
Swashing, imposing, bullying.
Swath, the quantity of grass cut down by a single stroke of True, sometimes, for honest. the scythe.
Trundle-tail, a species of dog.
Tranect, probably some kind of ferry, dain, or sluice. Mer.
Translate, sometimes, for to change or transform.
Trash, to cut away the superfluities, or to check; a phrase in hunting.
Traverse, an ancient military word of command.
Tray-trip, a kind of game at tables or draughts.
Trenched, cut or carved.
Trick, sometimes, for a peculiarity of feature.
Tricksy, clever, adroit.
Trigon, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Trip, to defeat or disappoint.
Triple, for third, or one of the three. Ant. and Cleo.
Trossers, probably for trowsers, or a kind of breeches.
Trow, to imagine or conceive; I trow.
Vent, rumour, materials for discourse. Cor.
Ventages, the holes of a flute.
Verify, to bear witness. Cor.
Umber, a dusky, yellow-coloured earth.
Unandled, without extreme unction.
Unbated, i. e. sword not blunted as foils are
Unbonnetted, without an addition from dignities.