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Combuftion, conflagration, burning in a dreadful man-
ner, P. L. i. 46.; tumult, hurry, hubbub, buttle,
hurly burly, P. L. vi. 225

To commerce, P. to hold intercourfe with

Compeer, P. L. i. 127. equal, companion, colleague,
aflbciatc

Cone, P. L.ir. 776. a figure round at bottom, and kf-
fening all the way ends in a point

To conglobe, to gather ihto a round mafs, to confoli-
date in a ball, to afTemble and aflbciate together,
P. L. vii. 239. to coalefce in a round mafs, P. L.
vii. 292

To conjure, P. L. ii. 693. to confpire, to band and
league together, to bind many by an oath to fome
common defign; from the Latin conjurare, to bind
one another by an oath to be true and faithful in
a defign undertaken
Convex, bending down on all fides round, riling in a
circular form. Convex is fpoken properly of the ex-
terior furface of a globe, and concave of the interior
fm face, which is a hollow
Cormorant, P. L. iv. 196. a bird that lives upon fifh,

eminently greedy and rapacious
Cornice, P. L. i. 716 the uppermoft member of the
entablature of a column; the higheft projeftion of
a wall or column
Corny, P.L.vii.321. ftrongor hard like horn,horny;
of the Latin corneus, horny

To couch, P. L. ii. J36. to fix or place the fpear in the

reft, in the pofture of attack; from the French

comber, to place
Couchant, P. L. iv. 406. lying down, fquatting
To over, P. L. i. 763. to inclofe
Crank, P. any conceit formed by twifting.or changing,
- in any manner, the form or meaning of a word
To craze, P. L. xii. lie. S. A. 571. to crufli, bruife,

or break in pieces, to weaken
Crefcent, P. L. x. 434. any fimilitude of the moon in-

creafmg. The Turks bear the horned moon, the

crefcent, in their enfigns
Crefcent, P. L. i. 439. increafing, growing, in a Hate of

increafe
Creffit, P. L. i. 728. a great blazing light fet upon a

beacon, light-houfe, or watch-tower
To crown, P. L. v. 445. to fill above the brim, yet not

fo as to run over
Crude, not brought to perfeftion, unfinifhed, imma-
ture, P. L. vi. 511; premature, and coming before

its time, S. A. 700
Cubic, P. L. vi. 399. four-fquare
Cuirajjiers, P. R. iii. 328. horfemen armed with cui-

rafTes, which covered the body quite round, from

the neck to the waift
To culminate, P. L. iii. 617. to be vertical, and fhoot

direftly, to be in the meridian
Curfeu, P. (of the French cmvre feu.) William the
Conqueror.in the firft year of his reigh, command-
ed that in every town and village a bell mould be
rung every night at eight of the clock, and that all
perfons fhould then put out their fire and candle,
and go to bed; the ringing of which bell was called
curfeu

Ocle,P. L. viii. 84. a circle in the heavens, imaginary
orbs

Cynofure, P. the ftar next the north pole, by which
failors fteer; the conflellation of Urfa Minor
D

Dank, damp, humid, moift, wet

Dapper, P. little and aftive, lively without bulk

To dapple, P. to freak, to vary, to divcrfify with co-
lours

To damajk, P. L. iv. 334. to variegate, to diverfify

Darkling, P. L. iii. 39. in the dark, without light; a
word merely poetical

To debel, P. R. iv. 605. to conquer, to overcome in
war; of the Latin dehello

To defend, P. L. xi. 86. xii. 207. P. R. ii. 37c. to for-
bid, prohibit, keep off, hinder; of the French de*
fendre, to forbid

Dell, P. a fteep place or valley, a pit, a hole in the
ground, any cavity in the earth

Dehonair, P. elegant, civil, well-bred, gentle, complai-
fant

Democratic, P. R. iv. 269. a popular government
Diaphfin, P. a perfect concord through all the tones;

Gr. Six rxtrSi. It is the fame with an octave; be-

caufe there are but feven tones or notes, and then

the eighth is the fame again with the firft
To digbt, P. to drefs, to deck, to bedeck, to embel-

lifh, to adorn
Dingle, P. a narrow valley between two fteep hills
Dipfas, P. L. x. 526. a ferpent, whofe bite produces

thefenfation of unquenchable thirft; of J'4*.thirft
Difcontinuous -wound, P. L. vi. 329. faid in allufion to

the old definition of a wound, that itfeparates the

continuity of the parts. Vulmn cftfoluiio conlinui
To difpart, to divide in two, to feparate, to break, to

burlt, to rive
To difpenfe, to diftribute, to deal out in parcels
Divan, P. L. x. 457. any council aficmbled
-To divert, P. R. ii. 349. to turn afide, to withdraw

the mind
Divine, P. L. ix. 84J. prefaging, foreboding
Divinely, (from the Latin divinitus) of God, from

heaven, P. L. viii. joo. P. R. i. 26.; excellently,in

the fupreme degree, P. L. ix. 489
To doff, S. A. 1410. to put offdrefs
Dole, S. A. 1529. gifts and portions, blows dealt out;

from a Saxon word, or from the Greek «*•'"

"Titxtin, Jiftribuere
Doughty, S. A. 118l. brave, valiant
I'dfmc IV. Q_

Drear, P. I. . x. i25. fad. dreadful, mournful, difmal,
farrowful

To dfiiile, P, L. vi. 54J. to fall in fhort flow dreps

Drop ferine, P. L. ili. a 5. a difeafe of the eye, proceed-
ing from ah infpiflation of the humour

To drug, P. L. x. 568. to phyfic, to torment with the
hateful tafte Wfoally found tn drugs; to tinfture
with fomcthing oflenfive

Dryad, P. L. in. S&J. a wood-nymph

Dalcirrttr,P.L.vU. J 96. a mufici) inftrument, played'
by fIriking the brafs wires with little flicks

Dm, P. L. iii. 7a. dark, gloomy

E . .

Eccentric, fuch fpheres whofc centres ant different from
that of the earth

To eelipje, P. L. v. 776. to difgraee

Eeliptic, P. L. iii. 740. a great circle of the fphere, fup-
pofed to be drawn through the middle of the io-
diac, and making aft angle with the equinoctial

Eld, P. old age

Elfc, P. a wandering fpirit, fuppofed tb be feen in
wild unfrequented places

E/ops, P. L. x. 52c. a dumb ferpeht, that gives no no-
tice by hiding to avoid hint

Emblem."?. L. iv. 703. in the Greek and Latin feifc,
for inlaid floors of ftone or wood, to make figures
mathematical or piftural

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