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Upon his urn reclin'd,

SE'AMARK.n.s. (sea and mark.] Point or His seagreen mantle waving in the wind, The god appear'd.

conspicuous place distinguished at sea, SE'AGREEN. n. s. Saxifrage. A plant.

and serving the mariners as directions

of their course. SE'AGULL. n. s. [sea and gull.] A water

Those white rocks, fowl.

Which all along the southern seacoast lay, Seagulls, when they flock together from the Threat'ning unheedy wreck and rash decay, sea towards the shores, foreshow rain and wind. He for his safety's sake his seamark made,

Bacon.
And nam'd it Albion.

Fairy Queen. Bitterns, herons, and seagulls, are great ene

Though you do see me weapon'd, mies to fish.

Mortimer,

Here is my journey's end, here is my butt, SE'AHEDGEHOG. n. so [echinus.] A kind The very seamark of my utmost sail. Sbaksp. of sea shellfish.

They were executed at divers places upon the The scahedgebog is inclosed in a round shell, seacoast, for seamarks, or light-houses, to teach fashioned as a loaf of bread, wrought and pinched, Perkins's people to avoid the coast. Bacon. and guarded by an outer skin full of prickles, as They are remembered with a brand of infamy the land urchin.

Carew. fixt upon them, and set as seamarks for those SE'AHOG. n. s. [sea and bog.] The porpus.

who observe them to avoid.

Dryden.

The fault of others sway SE'A HOLLY. n. s. [eryngium, Latin.] A

He set as seamarks for himself to shun. Dryden. plant.

SEA ME'w. n. s. [sea and mew.] A fowl The species are, seabolly, or eryngo. Com

that frequents the sea. mon eryngo. The roots of the first are candied,

An island salt and bare, and sent to London for medicinal use, being the true eryngo.

Miller.

The haunt of seals, and orcks, 'and seametus SE'AHOLM. n. s. [sea and holm.]

clang.

Milton.

The chough, the seamew, the loquacious crow, 1. A small uninhabited island.

Scream aloft.

Pope. 2. Seaholly. A kind of seaweed.

SE'AMONSTER. n. s. [sea and monster.] Cornwal bringeth forth greater store of sca

Strange animal of the sea. bolm and samphire than any other county.

Seamonsters give suck to their young. Lan. Carew.

Where luxury late reign'd, sea monsters whelp. SE'AHORSE, N. s. [sea and borse.]

Milton, 1. A fish of a very singular form, as we SE'AMOSS. n. s. [sea and moss; corallium,

see it dried, and of the needlefish kind. Latin.] Coral, which grows in the sea It is about four or five inches in length, like a shrub, and, being taken out, be., and nearly half an inch in diameter in

comes bard like a stone. the broadest part. Its colour, as we see SE'ANAVELWORT. n. s.(androsaces, Lat.) it dried, is a deep reddish brown; and its An berb growing in Syria, by which tail is turned round under the belly. Hill.

great cures are performed. 2. The morse.

SEANYMPH. n. s. [sea and nymph.] GodPart of a large tooth, round and tapering ; a dess of the sea. tusk of the morse, or waltron, called by some the seaborse.

Woodward.

Virgil, after Homer's example, gives us a

transformation of Æneas's ships into seanynpbs. 3. The medical and the poetical seahorse

Broome. seem very different. By the seahorse SE'AONION. n. s. An herb. Ainsworth. Dryden means probably the hippopota- SE’a00SE. n. s. [sea and cose.) The mud mus.

in the sea or shore. Seahorses, flound'ring in the slimy myd,

All seaoose, or oosy mud, and the mud of riToss'd up their heads, and dash'd the ooze

vers, are of great advantage to all sorts of land. about 'em, Dryden.

Mortimer, SE'AMAID. n. s. (sea and maid.] Mermaid. SE'APAD. n. s. (stella marina, Lat.] The Certain stars shot from their spheres,

star fish. To hear the seamaids musick. Shakspeare. SE'APANTHER. n. s. [sea and panther; SE'AMAN. n. s. (sea and man.]

gabos, Latin.) A fish like a lamprey. 1. A sailor; a navigator; a mariner. She, looking out,

SE'APIECE. n. s. [sea and piece.] A picture Beholds the fileet, and hears the seamen shout. representing any thing at sea.

Denbam.

Painters often employ their pencils upon seaSeamen, through dismal storms, are wont

pieces.

Addison. To pass the oyster-breeding Hellespont. Evelyn. SE'APOOL. n. s. [sea and pool.] A lake of Æneas order'd

salt water. A stately tomb, whose top a trumpet bore,

I heard it wished, that all the land were a seaA soldier's falchion, and a seaman's oar;

pool.

Spenser. Thus was his friend interr'd. By undergoing the hazards of the sea, and the SE'ARISQUE. n. s. (sea and risque.) Ha

Dryden. SÉ'APORT. n. s.[sea and port.] A harbour. company of common seamen, you make it evident

zard at sea. you will refuse no opportunity of rendering yourself useful.

Dryden.

He was so great an encourager of commerce, Had they applied themselves to the increase

that he charged himself with all the searisque of of their strength by sca, they might have had

such vessels as carried corn to Rome in the winthe greatest fleet, and the most seamen, of any

Arbuthnet. state in Europe.

Addison. SE'AROCKET. n. s. A plant. Miller, 2. Mei man ; the male of the mermaid. SE'AROOM, n. s. [sea and room.

m.] Open Seals live at land and at sea, and porpuses have sea; spacious main. the warm blood and entrails of a hug, not to There is searoom enough for both nations, mention mermaids or seamen.

Locke, without offending one another. Bacon,

ter

The bigger whale like some huge carrack lay, Se'AWORMWOOD. n. s. [sea and worma Which wantech searoom with her foes to play wood; seriphium, Lat.) A sort of worms

Waller. SEARO'VER. H. s.[sea and rove.] A pirate.

wood that grows in the sea. SE'ARUFF. n. s. Isea and ruff ; orphus,

SEAL. n. s. (phoca ; seol, sele, Saxon ;

seel, Danish.] The seacalf. Latin.] A kind of sea fish.

The seal or soyle is in make and growth not SE'ASERPENT. n. s. [sea and serpent ; unlike a pig, ugly faced, and footed like a mold.

bedrus, Latin.] A water serpent; an warp: he delighteth in musick, or any loud noise, adder.

and thereby is trained to shew himself above waSE ASE'RVICE. n. s. [sea and service.]

te: they also come on land.

Carew,

An island salt and bare, Naval war.

The haunt of seals, and orcks, and seamews You were pressed for the seaservice, and got

clang.

Milton off with much ado.

Swift. SE'ASHARK. n. s. [sea and shark.] A ra

SEAL. n. s. (rigel, Saxon; sigillum, Lat.] venous sea fish.

1. A stamp engraved with a particular Witches mymmy, maw and gulf

impression, which is fixed upon the wax Of the ravening sal seasbark. Sbakspeare.

that closes letters, or affixed as a testiSE'ASHELL. n. s. (sea and shell.] Shells mony. found on the shore.

The king commands you Seasbells are great improvers of sour or cold

To render up the great seal. Sbakspeare land.

Mortimer.

If the organs of perception, like wax overa

hardened with cold, will not receive the imprese SE'ASHORE. n. S. (sea and shore.] The sion of the seal; or, like wax of a temper too coast of the sea.

soft, will not hold it; or else supposing the wax That seasbore where no more world is found, of a temper fit, but the seal not applied with a But foaming billows breaking on the ground. Dry. sufficient force to make a clear impression : in

Fournier gives an account of an earthquake any of these cases the print left by the seal will in Peru, that reached three hundred leagues be obscure.

Locke. along the sea bore.

Burnet. The same his grandsire wore about his neck To say a man has a clear idea of any quantity, In three seal rings ; which after, melted down, without knowing how great it is, is as reasonable Form'd a vast buckle for his widow's gown. Popio as to say he has the positive idea of the number

2. The impression made in wax. of the sands on the seasbore.

Locke.

'Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond, SE'Asick. adj. (sea and sick.] Sick, as new Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud. voyagers on the sea.

Sbakspeare. She began to be much seasick, extremity of Solyman shewed him his own letters, asking weather continuing.

Sbakspeare. him if he knew not that hand, and if he knew Barbarossa was not able to come on shore, for not that seal?

Knelles. that he was, as they said, seasick, and troubled He saw his monkey picking the seal wax from Knolles. a letter.

Arbuthnot. In love's voyage, nothing can offend; 3. Any act of confirmation. Women are never seasick.

Dryden.

They their fill of love Weary and seasick, when in thee confin'd; Took largely, of their mutual guilt the seal. Mill. Now, for thy safety, cares distract my mind.

To SEAL. v. a. (from the noun.]

Swift. SEASI'D E. n. s. (sea and side.] The edge

1. To fasten with a seal.

He that brings this love to thee, of the sea.

Little knows this love in me; Their camels were without number, as the And by him seal up thy mind. Sbakspeare. &and by the seaside.

Judith. I have seen her rise from her bed, take forth There disembarking on the green seaside, paper, fold it, write upon 't, and afterwards seal We land our cattle, and the spoil divide. Pope.

Shakspeare. SEASU'RGEON. n. s. (sea and surgeon.] A 2. To confirm or attest by a seal. chirurgeon employed on shipboard.

God join'd my heart to Romeo's; thou our My design was to help the seasurgeon. Wisem.

hands; SEASUR RO'UNDED. adj. (sea and sur

And ere this hand, by thee to Romeo seald, round.j Encircled by the sea.

Shall be the label to another deed, To seasurrounded realms the gods assign

Or my true heart with treacherous revolt Small tracts of fertile lawn, the least to mine.

Turn to another, this shall slay them both. Sbak,

Pope. 3. To confirm ; to ratify; to settle. SE ATE'R M. 1. s. [sea and term.] Word of

My soul is purg'd from grudging hate, art used by the seamen.

And with my hand I seal our true hearts love.

Shakspeare. lagree with you in your censure of the seaterms

When I have performed this, and sealed to in Dryden's Virgil, because no terms of art, or

them this fruit, I will come into Spain. Romans. cant words, suit the majesty of epick poetry. Pope. SEAW A’TER. n. s. [sca and water. ] The 4. To shut; to close : with up.

Seal up your lips, and give no words, but mum! salt water of the sea.

Sbakspeare. By digging of pics in the seashore, he did

At my death frustrate the laborious works of the enemies, Thou hast seald up my expectation. Shakspeare. which had turned the seawater upon the wells The sense is like the sun; for the sun seals of Alexandria.

Bacon.

up the globe of heaven, and opens the globe of I bathed the member with seawater. Wiseman. earth: So the sense doth obscure heavenly things, Seawater tas many gross, rough, and earthy,

and reveals earthly things.

Bacon. particles in it, as appears from its saltness; whereas fresh water is more pure and unmixt. Broome. 5. To make fast.

Back to th' infernal pit I drag thee chain'd, SE' WITHWIND.nos. [soldanella, Latin.] And seal thee so, as henceforth not to scorn Rindweed.

The facil gates of hell too slightly barr'd. Milt.

with an ague.

it.

marrow

sel.

table sport.

6. To mark with a stamp.

To SLAR. v. a. [searian, Saxon.) To You'd rail upon the hostess,

burn; to cauterize. And say you would present her at the leet, The scorching flame sore singed all his face, Because she bought stone jugs, and no seald And through his armour all his body seard, quarts. Sbakspeare.

Fairy Queen. TO SEAL, V.n. To fix a seal.

Some shall depart from the faith, speaking I will seal unto this bond. Shakspeare, lics, having their conscience seared with a hot We make a sure covenant and write it, and iron.

1 Timotby. our princes and priests seal unto it. Nebemiab. Cherish veins of good humour, and sear up SE'ALER. n. s. [from seal.] One that scals. those of ill.

Temple. SE'ALINGWAX. n. s. (seal and wax.] I'm scar'd with burning steel, 'till the scorch'd Hard wax used to seal letters.

Fries in the bones,

Rowe. The prominent orifice was closed with sealing

Boyle To Searce. v. a. (sasser, French.) To SEAM. n. s. [ream, Sax. zoom, Dutch.)

sift finely, 1. The suture where the two edges of cloth

Put the finely searced powder of alabaster

into a flat-bottomed and well-heated brass vege are sewed together.

Boyle. In velvet white as snow the troop was gown'd,

For the keeping of meal, bolt and searce it The seams with sparkling emeralds set around.

from the bran.

Mortimer. Dryden. Searce. n. s. A sieve; a bolter. Precepts should be so finely wrought together in the saine piece, that no coarse scam may dis- SEA'RCER. n. s. [from searce.] He who cover where they join.

Addison. searces. 2. The juncture of planks in a ship. TO SEARCH. v. a. (chercher, French.]

With boiling pitch the seams instops, 1. To examine ; to try; to explore ; to Which, well laid o'er, the salt sea waves with look through. stand.

Dryden. Help to search my house this one time : if 3. A cicatrix ; a scar.

I find not what I seek, let me for ever be your 4. [ream, Saxon, a load.] A measure ; a

Sbakspeare. vessel in which things are held ; eight They returned from searcbing of the land.

Www.bers. bushels of corn.

Ainsworth,

Through the void immense 5. SEAM of Glass. A quantity of glass

To search with wand'ring quest a place foretold. weighing 120 pounds.

Milton. 6. [reme, Saxon; saim, Welsh; sain, Fr.] 2. To inquire ; to seek for. Tallow ; grease ; hog's lard.

Now clear I understand
Shall the proud lord,

What oft my steddiest thoughts have search'd in That bastes his arrogance with his own seam,

vain.

Milion, Be worshipp'd ?

Shakspeare. Enough is left besides to search and know, Part scour the rusty shields with seam, and part

Milton, New grind the blunted ax.

Dryden. Draw

up

valuable meditations from the To SEAM. v. a. (from the noun.]

depths of the earth, and search them through the vast ocean.

Watis. 1. To join together by suture, or otherwise.

3. To probe as a chirurgcon. 2. To mark; to scar with a long cicatrix.

Alas, poor shepherd! searching of thy wound, Sean:'d o'er with wounds, which his own sabre

I have, by hard adventure, found my own. Sbak.

With this good sword, gave.

Pope. Say, has the small or greater pox

That ran through Cæsar's bowels, search this bosom.

Sbakspeare, Sunk down her nose, or seam'd her face? Swift. For the divisions of Reuben there were great SE'AMLESS. adj. (from seam.] Having no

searcbings of heart

Fidges.

The signs of wounds penetrating are discoverSE'AMRENT. ». s. [scam and rent.] A ed by the proportion of the searcbing candle, or

separation of any thing where it is join probe which enters into the cavity. Wiseman, ed; a breach of the stitches.

4. TO SEARCH out. To find by seeking. SE'AMISTRESS. n. s. [reamestne, Sax.]

Who went before you, to search you qui a A woman whose trade is to sew. Often place to pitch your tents in?

Deuteronomy; written serpstress.

They may sometimes be successful to search out truth.

Watts, They wanted food and raiment; so they took

TO SEARCH. V. n. Religion for their seamstress and their cook.

Cleaveland.

1. To make a search; to look for someSE'AMY. adj. [from seam.] Having a

thing. scam; showing the seam.

Satisfy me once more; once more search with Some such squire he was,

Shakspeare. That turn'd your wit the scamy side without,

2. To make inquiry. That made me to suspect you.

Shakspeare.

To ask or searcb I blame thee not. Milton. SEAN. M. s. (regne, Sax. sagena, Latin.)

Those who seriously search after or maintain A net. Sometimes written seine, or

truth, should study to deliver themselves without obscurity or equivocation.

Locke. saine.

It suffices that they have once with care sifted SEAR. adj. [rearian, Saxon, to dry. ]Dry; the matter, and searched into all the particulars not any longer green. Spenser uses it. that could give any light to the question. Locke.

I have lived long enough: my May of life With piercing eye some search where nature Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf. Sbaksp.

plays, Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sear. Milt. And trace the wanton through her darksome Some may be cherished in dry places, as in

Tickel. jaar wood.

Ray. 3. To seek; to try to find.

some

seam.

me.

maze.

my heart!

Your husband's coming, woman, to search for Bees wax is the ground of all searcloth salves. a gentleman that is here now in the house. Sbak.

Mortimer, We in vain searcb for that constitution with- SE'ASON. n. s. (saison, French.] in a fly, upon which depend those powers we 1. One of the four parts of the year, spring, observe in them.

Locke. SEARCH. n. s. (from the verb. ]

summer, autumn, winter.

The fairest flowers o'th' season 1. Inquiry by looking into every suspected Are cur cat nations and streak'd gilly flowers. place.

Sbakspeare The orb he roam'd

Then summer, autumn, winter, did appear; With narrow searcb, and with inspection deep. And spring was but a season of the year. Dryd.

Milton. We saw, in six days travelling, the several 2. Examination.

seasons of the year in their beauty. Addison. The mind sets itself on work in search of 2. A time, as distinguished from others. some hidden idea, and turns the eye of the soul He's noble, wise, judicious, and best knows upon it. Locke. The fits o'th' season.

Sbakst are 3. Inquiry ; act of seeking ; with of, for, The season, prime for sweetest scents and airs.

1:04. or after.

His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in 3. A fit time ; an opportune concurrence, two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere At season fit let her with thee partake. llit, you find them, and when you have them they

All business should be done besicies; and are not worth the search. Shakspeare.

there's as little trouble of doing it in season ino, Who great in search of God and nature grow,

as out of seasun.

L'ësiranje They best the wise Creator's praise declare. Dry.

For active sports, for pleasing rest,
Now mourn thy fatal search :

This is the time to be possest;
It is not safe to have too quick a sense. Dryden.

The best is but in seasor best. Dryden. By the philosophical use of words, I mean such I would indulge the gladness of an use as conveys the precise notions of things, Let us retire: her grief is out of se.!. Pailips. which the mind may be satistied with in its search

There is no season to which sucn cwungrars as after knowledge. Locke, these are more suitable.

Att röury. The parents, after a long search for the boy, The season when to come, and when to go, gave him for drowned in a canal. Addison. To sing, or cease to sing, we never know. Zope.

This common practice carries the heart aside 4. A time not very long. from all that is honest in our search after truth. We'll slip you for a season, but our jealousy Watts, Does yet depend.

Shakspeare. 4. Quest; pursuit.

5. (from the verb.] That which gives a , IF zealous love should go in search of virtue,

high relish. Where should he tind it purer than in Blanch? You lack the season of all natures, sleep. Shak.

. Stay him from his intendment, or brook such To Se'ason. v. a. (assaisonner, French.) disgrace well as he shall run into; in that it is a 1. To mix with food any thing that gives thing of his own search, and altogether against a high relish. my will.

Shakspeare. Every oblation of thy meat-offering shalt thou Nor did my search of liberty begin

season with salt.

Leviticus, Till my black hairs were chang'd upon my chin. They seasoned every sacrifice, whereof a gre..ter

Dryden.

part was eaten by the priests. Brown. SE'ARCHER. n. s. [from search.]

For breakfast and supper, milk and milk-por1. Examiner ; trier.

tage are very tit for children; only let them not The Agarenes that seek wisdom upon earth,

be seasoned with sugar.

Locke. the authors of fables, and searchers out of un

The wise contriver, derstanding.

Bar.

To keep the waters from corruption free, The searchers found a marvellous difference

Mixt them with salt, and season'd all the sea. between the Anakins and themselves. Raleigh.

Blackmore. Religion has given us a more just idea of the 2. To give a relish to; to recommend by divine nature: he whom we appeal to is truth something mingled. itself, the great searcher of hearts, who will not You season still with sports your serious hours; let fraud go unpunished, or hold him guiltless For age but tastes of pleasures, youth devours. chat taketh his name in vain.

Addison. 2. Seeker; inquirer.

The proper use of wit is to season conversaIn vain we lift up our presumptuous eyes

tion, to represent what is praiseworthy to the To what our Maker to their ken denies:

greatest advantage, and to expose the vices and The searcber follows fast; the object flies. Prior.

follies of men.

Tillotser. Avoid the man who practises any thing unbe- 3. To qualify by admixture of another incoming a free and open searcher after truth.

gredient.

Watts. Mercy is above this scepter'd sway; 3. Officer in London appointed to examine It is an attribute to God himself;

the bodies of the dead, and report the And earthly pow'r does then shew likest God's, cause of death.

When mercy seasons justice.

Sbakspeare. The searchers, who are ancient matrons sworn

Season your admiration but a while, to their office, repair to the place where the dead

With an attealive ear, till I deliver corps lies, and by view of the same, and by other

This marvel to you.

Sbakspeare. inquiries, examine by what disease the corps died. 4. To imbue ; to tinge or taint.

Graunt.

Whatever thing SE'ARCLOTH. n. s. [fanclað, Sax. from

Thescythe of time mows down, devour unspar'd,

Till I, in man residing, through the race ran, pain, and clad, a plaster; so that

His thoughts, his looks, words, actions, all infect, cerecloth, as it is now written, from cera,

And season him thy last and sweetest prey. Milt. wax, seems to be wrong. ) A plaster; a Secure their religion, season their younger large plaster.

years with prudent and pious principles. Tajor.

Dryden.

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Sin, taken into the soul, is like a liquor poured 1. A chair, bench, or any thing on which into a vessel; so much of it as it fills, it also sea.

one may sit. sons: the couch and tincture go together. South.

The sons of light s. To fit for any use by time or habit ; to Hasted, resorting to the summons high, mature.

And took their seats.

Miltene The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, The lady of the leaf ordain'd a feast, When neither is atrended; and, I think,

And made the lady of the flow'r her guest; The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When, lo, a bow'r ascended on the plain, When ev'ry goose is cackling, would be thought With sudden scats ordain'd, and large for either No better a musician than the wren:

train.

Dryden. How many things by season season'd are

2. Chair of state ; throne ; post of authoTo their right praise and true perfection! Sbak, Who in want a hollow friend doth try,

rity ; tribunal. Directly scasos him his eneniy. Sbakspeare.

With due observance of thy goodly seat, We charge you, that you have contriv’d to take Great Agamemnon, Nestor shall supply From Rome all season'd office, and to wind

The latest words.

Sbakspearte Yourself unto a power tyrannical. Shakspeare.

Thus we debase The archers of his guard slot two arrows, The nature of our seats, and make the rabble every man together, against an inch board of Call o'r cares fears.

Shakspeare. well seasoned timber.

Heyward.

Whatsoever be the manner of the world's end, His pl. nteous stores do season'd timber send; most certain it is an end it shall have, and as cerThither the brawny carpenters repair. Dryden. tain that then we shall appear before the judg

A man should harden and season himself be ment seat of Christ, that every man may receive yond the degree of cold wherein he lives. Addis. according to that which he hath done in his body, TO SEASON. v.n. To become mature; to

whether it be good or evil.

Hakewill. grow fit for any purpose.

3. Mansion ; residence ; dwelling; abode. Carpenters rough plave boards for ficoring, It were enough in reason to succour with that they may set them by to season. Moxon. victuals, and other helps, a vast multitude, comSE'ASONABI E adj. ( saison, Fr.] Oppor pelled by necessity to seek a new seat, or to die tune; happening or done at a proper rect them unto a country able to receive them.

Raleigh. time ; proper as to time.

O earth, how like to heav'n! if not preferr'd Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought. Ecclus.

Most justly, seat worthier of gods, as built If ever it was seasonable to preach courage in

With second thoughts, reforming what was old. the despised abused cause of Christ, it is now,

Milton

In Alba he shall fix his royal seat ; when his truths are reformed into nothing, when the hands and hearts of his faithful ministers are

And, born a king, a race of kings beget. Drod.

Has winter caus'd thee, friend, to change thy weakened.

Soutb. SE'ASONABLEness. n. s. [from season.

scat,

And seek in Sabine air a warm retreat? Dryd. able.] Opportuneness of time ; pro The promis'd seat of empire shall again priety with regard to time.

Cover the mountain, and command the plain. A British frceholder would very ill discharge

Prior, his part, if he did not acknowledge the excel

4. Situation ; site. lency and seasonableness of those laws by which

It followeth now that we find out the seat of his country has been recovered out of its con

Eden; for in it was Paradise by God planted. fusions. Addison.

Raleigb. SE'ASONABLY. adv. [from seasonable.] A church by Strand-bridge, and two bishops Properly with respect to time.

houses, were pulled down to make a seat for his This is that to which I would most earnestly, new building.

Hayward. most seasonably, advise you all. Sprait. He that builds a fair house upon an ill seat, SE'ASONER. n. s. [from To season.] He committeth himself to prison.

Bacon. wbo seasons or gives a relish to any

The fittest and the easiest to be drawn

To our society, and to aid the war, thing.

The rather for their seat, being next borderers SE'ASONING. n. s. [from season.] That

On Italy.

Ben Jonsor. which is added to any thing to give it a TO SEAT. v. a. (from the noun.] relish.

1. To place on seats; to cause to sit down. Breads we have of several grains, with divers

The guests were no sooner seated but they kinds of leavenings and seasonings; so that some

entered into a warm debate. Arbuthnot. do extremely move appetites, and some do nou

2. To place in a post of authority, or place rish so as divers do live of them alone. Bacon.

of distinction. Some abound with words, without any seasoning or taste of matter.

Ben Jonson.

Thus high was king Richard seated. Shaksp. A foundation of good sense, and a cultivation

Not Babylon, of learning, are required to give a seasoning to re

Nor great Alcairo, such magnificence tirement, and make us taste the blessing. Dryd.

Equalled in all their glories, to inshrine
Political speculations are of so dry and austere

Belus or Serapis their gods, or seat
Their kings.

Milton, a nature, that they will not go down with the publick without frequent seasonings. Addison,

A spirit

of envy or opposition makes mankind The publick accept a paper which has in it uneasy to see others of the same species seated none of those seasonings that recommend the

above them in a sort of perfection. Pope. writings which are in vogue among us. Spectator. 3. To fix.in any particular place or situaMany vegetable substances are used by man

tion; to settle. kind as seasonings, which abound with a highly

Should one family or one thousand hold posexalted aromatick oil; as thyme and savory.

session of all the southern undiscovered contiArbuthnot.

nent, because they had seated themselves in Nova SEAT. n. s. [sedes, Lat. sett, old German. Guiana ?

Raleigb. Skinner.]

By no means build too near a great neighbour,

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