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accompanied with a fever, wasting the body by

degrees Marish, P. L. xii. 630. an old word for marsh

a bog, a fen Marle, P. L. i. 296. a kind of clay used for fatten

ing land To may, P. to gather flowers on a May morning Meath, P. L. v. 345. sweet drink like mead Meed, .P. reward, recompense. Mellifluous, P. L. v. 429. flowing with honey

with sweetness Memory, reminiscence, recollection, P. L. iv. 24,

time of knowledge, P. L. vii. 66, 637 Mickle, P. much, great. An obsolete word Midriff, P. L. xi. 443. the diaphragm, a nervous

muscle separating the breast from the belly Mimic, S. A. 1325. a ludicrous imitator. This

is mimirs in all the editions, though the table of

errata to the first edition directs to read mimics Mimic, P. L. v. 110. imitative, befitting a mimic Minum, P. L. vii. 482. a small being, a dwarf Mintage, P. that which is coined or stamped Miscreated, P. L. ii. 683. formed unnaturally or

illegitimately; made as by a blunder of Na

ture Misery, P. L. ix. 12. xi. 476. sickness, disease,

and all sort of mortal pains To mix, P. L. ii. 69. to fill with Mold, P. L. ii. 355. vi. 576. substance Moment, P. L. vi. 239. X. 45. force, impulsive

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weight, actuating power. It is the weight that

turns the balance To moor, P. L. 1. 207. to be fixed, to be stationed.

It is the laying out of anchors in a proper place

for the secure riding of a ship. Tomope, P. L. xi. 485. to be stupid; to drowse ;

to be spiritless, inactive, and inattentive ; to be

stupid and delirious. Morrice, P. a dance in which bells are jingled, or

staves or swords clashed. Mosaic, P. L. iv. 700. a kind of painting in small

pebbles, cockles, and shells of sundry colours Mound, P. L. iv. 134. any thing raised to fortify

or defend, a bank of earth and stone Mummer, S. A. 1325. a masker, one who per

forms antics in a personated dress Murky, P. L. X. 280. dark, cloudy, tainted, want

ing light Murren, P. L. xii. 179. the plague in cattle Must, P. L., V. 345. new wine Mysterious, including a hidden meaning in it, inac

cessible to the understanding, awfully obscure

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Naphtha, P. L. i. 729. a very pure, clear, and

thin mineral fluid, of a very pale yellow, with a cast of brown in it. It is of so unctuous and fiery a nature, that it kindles at approaching the fire or the sun-beams

Nard, P. L. v. 293. spikenard
Nathless, P. L. i. 299. nevertheless :
Navel, P. the middle, the interior part
To need, P. L. X. 80. S. A. 1554. to be wanie

ing

Nepenthes, P. a drug that drives away all pains
Night, P. L. v. 93. for the visions and dreams fre.

quent in it
Nocent, P. L. ix. 186. hurtful, mischievous
Notus, P. L. X. 702. the south wind
Number, P. L. iii. 580. measure, harmony
Number'd, P. L. viii. 19. numerous

To oblige, P. L. ix. 980. to render obnoxious to

guilt or punishment. It is used in the large sense

of the Latin obligo Of, P. L. iv. 411. for among Offal, P. L. X. 633, carrion, coarse meat Omnific, P. L. vii. 217. all-creating Ooze, P. L. vii. 303. soft mud, mire at the bottom

of water, slime Opal, P. L. ii. 1049. a precious stone of diverse

colours, partaking of the carbuncle's faint fire, the amethyst's bright purple, and the emerald's

cheering green Opiate, P. L. xi. 133. soporiferous, somniferous,

narcotic, causing sleep Orc, P. L. xi. 835. a large kind of sca-beast

Oread, P. L. i. 387. a mountain nymph
Orgies, P. L. i. 415. mad rites of Bacchus, frantic

revels Orient, P. bright, shining, glittering, gaudy, spark

ling Orisons, prayers, supplications Ounce, a lynx, a panther

Pact, P. R. iv. 191. the technical term for the

contracts of sorcerers with the devil, a bargaid,

a covenant Palmer, P. a pilgrim ; they who returned from the

Holy Land carrying branches of palm, whither they had made a vow to go, and are therefore

called votarists To pamper, P. L. v. 214. to be overgrown with

superfluous leaves and fruitless branches; from the French pampre, of the Latin pampinus, a

vine-branch full of leaves Pan, P. L. iv. 266. Nature Pandæmonium, the capital or chief residence of the · devils Panim, P. L. 1. 765. P. R. iii. 343. pagan, in

fidel Panoply, P. L. vi. 527. armour from head to foot;

from the Greek taronala, armour at all points Pansy, P. L. ix. 1040. a kind of violet, , . . To paragon, P. L. X. 426. to compare, to be equal

to, like to; of hapo juxta, and ayąv certamen ; an exact idea or likeness of a thing, able to con

test with the original Paranymph, s. A. 1020. a brideman, one who

leads the bride to her marriage : Pard, P. L. iv. 344. the leopard, a spotted beast

of prey ! Parle, P. L. vi. 296. conversation, talk Parly, P. talk, conference To peer, P. to come just in sight Peerless, unequalled, having no peer Peccant, P. L. xi. 70, guilty, criminal Pen, P. L. vii. 421. a feather; from penna Penance, P. L. ii. 92. punishment, suffered as an

expression of repentance for sin Pennon, P. L. .933. vulgarly spelt pinion, a wing ;

from penna Pernicious, P. L. vi. 520. quick, speedy ; from

the Latin pernix Petrific, P. L. x. 294. having the power to change

to stone Phalactery, P. a bandage on which was inscribed

some memorable sentence Pied, P. variegated, particoloured Pilaster, P. L. i. 713. à pillar jutting out of the

wall Platan, P. L. iv. 478. the plane-tree, so named

from the breadth of its leaves. Dinalus, Gr.

broad Plate, P. L. vi. 368. broad solid armour

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