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Filed, gone an equal pace with.
Fills, the shafts.

Filths, common sewers.
Fine, the conclusion.
Fine, full of finesse, artful.
Fine, to make showy, or specious.
Fineless, boundless, endless.
Firago for Virago.

Firs-drake, will-o'-the-wisp, ora fire-work.

Falsely, dishonestly, treacher- Fire-new, bren-new, new from


Falsing, falsifying.
Familiar, a demon.
Fancy, love.

Fancy-free, exempt from the power of love.

Fang, to seize or gripe.
Fanged, possessed of fangs.
Fans, ancient.

Fantastical, creatures of fancy.
Fap, drunk.

Far, extensively.
Farced, stuffed.

Fashions, farcens or farcy.
Fast, determined, fixed.
Fat, dull.

Fate, an action predetermined by fate.

Favour, countenance, features,
indulgence, pardon, appearance
Fear, the object of fear, danger.
Fear, to intimidate.
Feared, frightened.

Fearful, timorous, formidable.
Feat, ready, dexterous.
Feat, an exploit.

Feated, formed, made neat.

Feature, beauty in general, cast
and make of the face.
Federary, a confederate.
Fee-grief, a peculiar sorrow.
Feeder, an eater, a servant.
Feere, or Pheere, a companion,

a husband.

Feet, footing.

Fell, skin.

Fell-feats, savage practices.
Fellow, cerapanion.

Fence, the art of, or skill in defence.

the forge.

Firk, to chastise.

First noblest, most eminent.
Fit, a division of a song.
Fitchew, a polecat.
Fitly, exactly.

Fires, a distemper in horses.
Flap-dragon, a small inflammable
substance, which topers swal-
low in a glass of wine.
Flapjacks, pan-cakes.
Flask, a soldier's powder-horn.
Flatness, lowness, depth.
Flaw,sudden violent gust of wind.
Flayed, stripped.
Flecked, potted,dappled,streaked.
Fleet, to float.

Fleeting, inconstant.
Fleshment, first act of military


Flewed, having the flews or chaps

of a hound.

Flickering, fluttering like the
motion of a flame.
Flight, a sort of shooting.
Flourish, ornament.
Flote, wave.

Flush, mature, ripe.

Foeman, an enemy in war.
Foin, to thrust in fencing.
Foizon, plenty.

Folly, depravity of mind.
Fond, foolish, or prized by folly.
Fonder, more weak or foolish.
Fondly, foolishly.

Fools' zanies, baubles with the
head of a fool.
Foot-cloth, a housing covering the
body of the horse, and almost
reaching to the ground.

Forced, false.

Fordid, destroyed.

Fordo, to undo, to destroy.
Foredone, overcome.
Forfended, prohibited, forbidden
Foreign, employed in foreign


Forepast, already had.
Fore-slow, to be dilatory, to loiter.
Forestall, to prevent by anticipa-


Forgetive, inventive,imaginative. Forked, horned.

Formal, not out of form, regular, sensible, in form, in shape. Former, foremost.

Forspent, wasted, exhausted. Forspoke, contradicted, spoken against.

Forthcoming, in custody.
Forwearied, worn out.
Foul, homely, not fair.
Fox, a cant word for a sword.
Forship, mean, cunning.
Frampold, peevish, fretful, or

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Fret, the stop of a musical in-
strument, which regulates the
vibration of the string.
Friend, a lover, a term appli-
cable to both sexes, a paramour
Friend, friendship.
Friend, to befriend.

Frippery, a shop where old
clothes were sold.
Frize, a cloth made in Wales.
From, in opposition to.
Fronted, opposed.

Frontier, forehead
Frontlet, a forehead cloth.
Frush, to break or bruise.
Frustrate, frustrated.
Fulfilling, filling till there be no

room for more. Full, complete. Fullams, loaded dice.

Fullest, most complete and per


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longing to gentry.

Gentry, complaisance.

German, akin.

Germins, seeds begun to sprout.

Gest, a stage or journey.
Gib, a cat.

Gifts, endowments.
Giglot, a wanton wench.

Gilder, a coin valued at 1s. 6d. or 2s.

Gilt, gilding, golden money.
Gimmal, a ring or engine.
Ging, a gang.

Gird, a sarcasm or gibe, emotion.
Gleek, to joke or scoff, to beguile.
Glimmering, faintly illuminated
by the stars.

Gloze, to expound, to comment upon.

Glut, to englut or swallow up.
Gnarled, knotted.
Good-deed, indeed, in very deed.
Good-den, good evening.
Good-life, of a moral or jovial turn.
Good-jer, gougere, morbus gal-

Gorbellied, fat and corpulent.
Gossips, tattling women who at-
tend lyings-in.
Gossomer, the white cobweb-like
exhalations that fly about in
hot sunny weather.
Government, evenness of temper,
decency of manners.
Gourds, a species of dice.
Gouts, drops.

Grace, acceptableness, favour. Grace, to bless, to make happy. Gracious, graceful, lovely. Grained, furrowed, like the grain of wood, died in grain or in


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Hack, to become cheap and vul-
Haggard, a species of hawk.
Haggard, wild.
Hair, complexion or character.
Happily, accidentally, fortu-

Happy, accomplished.
Hardiment, bravery, stoutness.
Harlocks, wild mustard.
Harlot, a cheat.

Harp, to touch on a passion.
Harrow, to conquer, to subdue.
Harry, to use roughly, to harass.
Having, estate or fortune, pro-
motion, allowance of expense.
Haviour, behaviour.
Haught, haughty.
Haughty, high, elevated.
Haunt, company.

Hay, a term in the fencing


Head, the source, the fountain.
Head, body of forces.
Heart, the most valuable or pre-
cious part.


Hint, suggestion, circumstance. Hiren, a harlot.

His, often used for its.

Hit, to agree.

Hoist, hoisted.
Hold, to esteem.

Holla, a term of the manege.
Holy, faithful.

Home, completely, in full ex


Honest, chaste.

Honesty, liberality.

Honey-stalks, clover flowers.
Honour, acquired reputation.
Hoop, a measure.

Hope, to expect.
Horologe, clock.
Hox, to ham-string.

Hull, to drive to and fro upon
the water without sails or rud-
Humorous, chargeable, humid,


Hungry, steril, unprolific. Hunt-counter, base tyke, worthless dog.

Hunts-up, the name of a tune, a morning song. Hurly, noise.

Hurtling, merry with impetuosity.

Husbandry, thrift, frugality.
Huswife, a jilt.


Ice-brook, a brook of icy quali ties in Spain.

I' fecks, in faith.
Ignomy, ignominy.
Ill-inhabited, ill-lodged.
Ill-nurtured, ill-educated.
Images,children, representatives.
Imaginary, produced by the
power of imagination.

Imbare, to lay open or display to view.

Immanity, barbarity,savageness.
Immeliacy, close connexion.
Imp, to supply.
Imp, progeny.
Impair, unsuitable.

Impartial, sometimes used for partial.

Impawned, wagered and staked.
Impeach, to bring into question.
Impeachment, reproach or impu-
tation, hinderance.
Imperious, imperial.
Imperseverant, perseverant.
Jmpeticos, to impetticoat or im-

Importance, importunacy.
Importance, the thing imported.
Importing, implying, denoting.
Impose, injunction, command.
Impositions, commands.
Impossible, incredible or incon-

Impress, to compel to serve.
Impress, a device or motto.
Impugn, to oppose, to controvert.
Incapable, unintelligent.
Incarnardine, to stain of a red

Incensed, incited, suggested.
Inclining, compliant.
Inclip, to embrace.
Inclule, to shut up, to conclude.

Inclusive, enclosed.

Incony, or kony, fine, delicate.
Incorrect, ill-regulated.
Increase, produce.

Indent, to bargain and article.
index, something preparatory.
Indifferent, sometimes for dif-
ferent, impartial.
Indite, to convict.

Induction, entrance, beginning, preparations.

Indurance,delay,procrastination. Infinite, extent or power. Ingaged, sometimes for unengaged.

Ingraft, rooted, settled.

Inhabitable, not habitable

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Intendment, intention or dispo- Kinsman, near relative.


Kirtle, part of a woman's dress.

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Latch, to lay hold of

Latched or letched, licked over.
Late, lately.

Lated, belated, benighted.
Latten, thin as a lath.

Lavoltas, a kind of dances.
Laund, lawn.
Lay, a wager.

Leaguer, the camp.
Leasing, lying.

Leather-coats, a species of apple Leare, to part with, to give away.

Leech, a physician.

Leer, feature, complexion.

Leet, court-leet, or court of the


Legerity, lightness, nimbleness.
Leges, alleges.
Leiger, resident.

Leman, lover, mistress.
Lenten, short and spare.

L'envoy, moral, or conclusion of
a poem.
Let, to hinder.

Let be, to desist.

Lethe, death.

Lewd, ignorant, idle, wicked.
Lewdly, wickedly.
Libbard, or lubbar, a leopard.
Liberal, licentious or gross in

Liberty, libertinism.

License, an appearance of licen. tiousness.

Lie, to reside, to be imprisoned. | Liefest, dearest.

Lieger, an ambassador at a fo

reign court.

Lifter, a thief.

Light o' love, a dance tune. Lightly, commonly, in ordinary


Lightness, levity.

Like, to compare.

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Martial-hand, a careless scrawl
Martlemas, the latter spring.
Match, an appointment, a com-

Mate, to confound.

Mated, amated, dismayed.
Meacock, a dastardly creature.
Mealed, sprinkled or mingled.
Mean, the tenor in music.
Mean, the middle.
Means, interest, pains.
Measure, the reach.

Measure, a stately solemn dance.
Measure, means.
Meazels, lepers.

Medal, portrait.

Meddle, to mix with.
Medicine, a she-physician.
Meed, reward.

Meed, merit, desert, excellence.
Meet, a match.

Meiny, people, domestics.
Memories, memorials, remem-

Lullaby, sleep in house, i. e., Memorized, made memorable.


Lunes, lunacy, frenzy.

Lurch, to win.

Memory, memorial.

Mephistophilus, the name of a
spirit or familiar.

Lure, a thing stuffed to tempt Mercatanté, a merchant.

the hawk.

Lush, rank, luscious.

Lust, inclination, will.

Lustick, lusty, cheerful, pleasant.
Lusty, saucy.
Luxurious, lascivious.

Luxuriously, wantonly.
Luxury, lust.

Lym, a species of dog

Mere, exact, entire, absolute.
Mered, mere.
Mermaid, siren.

Messes, degrees about court.
Metal, temper.

Metaphysical, supernatural.

Mete-yard, measuring-yard.

Mewed, confined.

Miching, playing truant, skulk

ing about.

Mien, countenance.

Mince, to walk with affected de

Minding, calling to remem-
brance, reminding.
Mineral, a mine.

Minnow, a small river fish, a
term of contemp.

Minstrelsy, office of minstrel.
Misconceived, misconceivers.
Miscreate, ill-begotten, illegiti-


Misdoubt, to suspect.

Miser, a miserable creature.
Misery, avarice.
Misprised, mistaken.

Misprising, despising, or under-

Missives, messengers.
Mistaken, misrepresented
Mistempered, angry.
Misthink, to think ill.
Mistress, the jack in bowling.
Mobled or mabled, veiled, grossly

Mode, the form or state of things.
Model, image, representative,


Modern, trite, common, meanly

Modesty, moderation.
Module, model, pattern.
Moe or mowe, to make mouths.
Moiety, a portion.
Mollification, pacification, soften-

Mome, a dull stupid blockhead.
Momentany, momentary.
Month's mind, a popish anniver-


Mood, anger, resentment, man


Moody, melancholy.

Moon-carf, an inanimate shape

less mass.

Moonish, variable.

Mope, to appear stupid.
Moral, secret meaning.

Morisco, Moor or Moorish, or

Morris-pike, Moorish pike.
Mortal, murderous, fatal.
Mortal-staring, that which stares

Mortified, ascetic, religious.
Most, greatest.

Motion, a kind of puppet-show.
Motion, divinitory agitation.
Motion, desires.

Motions, indignation.

Motive, assistant or mover, that

which contributes to motion. Mould, earth.

Mouse, to mammock, to tear to pieces.

Mouse, a term of endearment.

Micher, a truant, a lurking thief. | Mouse-hunt, a weasel

Mowe. See Moe.

Moy, a piece of money or a measure of corn

Much, an expression of disdain.
Much, strange, wonderful.
Muck-water, drain of a dung-hill.
Muffler, a kind of dress for the
lower part of the face.
Muliters, muleteers.

Mulled, softened and dispirited.
Multiplied, multitudinous.
Multiplying, multiplied.
Multitudinous, full of multitudes.
Mummy, the balsamic liquor of.
Mundane, worldly.
Mure, a wall.
Murky, dark.

Murrain, a plague in cattle.
Muse, to admire, to wonder.
Must, a scramble.

Mutine, to rise in mutiny.
Mutines, mutineers.


Napkin, handkerchief.

Napless, threadbare.

Native, formed by nature. Nature, natural parent.

Observing, religiously attentive.
Obsequious, serious, as at funeral
obsequies, careful of.
Obsequiously, funereally.
Obstacle, obstinate.
Occupation, men occupied in bu-

Occurrents, incidents.
Oe, a circle.

Padlock, toad.

Pagan, a loose vicious person
Pageant, a dumb show.
Pail, punished.
Pain, penalty.

Pains, labour, toil.
Palabras, words.

Pale, to empale, encircle with a


Oeiliad, a cast or glance of the Pall, to wrap, to invest.

eye. See Eyliads.

O'erdied, died too much.
O'er-looked, slighted.

O'er-parted, having too considerable a part.

O'er-raught, over-reached.

Palled, vapid.

Palmers, holy pilgrims.
Palmy, victorious.

Palter, to juggle, or shuffle.
Paper, to write down, or ap-
point by writing.

O'er-wrested, wrested beyond the Paper, written securities.


Of, through.

Offering, the assailant.

Office, service.

Offices, culinary or servants' apartments.

Parcel, reckon up.

Parcel-gilt, gilt only on certain parts.

Parish-top, a large top formerly kept in every village to be whipped for exercise.

Old, frequent, more than enough. Paritor, an apparitor, an officer

Old age, ages past.

Once, sometime.

Oneyers, accountants, bankers. Opal, a precious stone of almost all colours.

Nay-word, a watch-word or by- Open, publicly. word.

Neat, finical.

Neb or nib, the mouth.

Neeld, needle.

Neif, fist.

Operant, active.

Opinion, obstinacy, conceit, cha


Opposite, adverse, hostile, adver


Nephew, a grandson or any lineal Opposition, combat.


Nether-stocks, stockings. Newness, innovation.

Newt, the eft.

Next, nearest.

Nice, silly, trifling.
Nick, reckoning or count.
Nick, to set a mark of folly on.
Nighted, made dark as night.
Night-rule, frolic of the night.
Nine men's morris, a game.
Nobility, distinction, eminence.
Nobless, nobleness.
Noddy, fool, a game at cards.
Noise, music.

Nonce, on purpose, for the turn.
Nock-shotten, that which shoots

into capes. Northern man, vir borealis, a clown.

Note,notice, information, remark.
Novice, a youth.

Novum, some game at dice.
Nourish, to nurse.
Nowl, a head.

Nurture, education.

Nuthook, a thief.


Obligations, bonds.

Observed, paid respective atten

tion to

Or, before.

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Orbs, circles made by the fairies Parts, party.

on the ground.

Orchard, a garden.
Order, measures.
Ordinance, rank.

Orgulous, proud, disdainful.
Osprey, a kind of eagle.
Ostent, shew, ostentation.
Ostentation, shew, appearance.
Overblow, to drive away, to keep

Overture, opening or discovery.
Ounce, a small tiger, or tiger-cat.
Ouph, fairy, goblin.
Ousel-cock, the cock blackbird.
Out, be gone.

Out, full, complete.
Outlook, to face down.
Outried, a term at the game of

Outward, not in the secret of affairs.

Owe, to own, possess, govern.
Ox-lip, the great cowslip.

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Pash, a head.

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