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Rhomb, a figure of four fides, which, being converted into one of three, makes a wedge, P. R. iii. 309 *

Rubied, red as a mby

Stan, P. L. i. 46. falling with violence and precipitation

To ruin, P. L. vi. 868. to fall down with ruin and precipitation

Ruffet, P. ruftic

Ruth, P. pity, mercy, tendernefs, forrow for the mifery of another


Sable, P. L. ii. 962. black. A fable is a creature whofe fkin is of the greater price the blacker it is

Sad, P. L.vi. 541. four or fullen, ferious or in earneft

Sadly, P. foberly, ferioufly

Sagacious, P. L. x. 281. quick of fcent

Safhir, a precious ftone of a blue colour

Saw, P. a maxim, a faying, a fentence, a proverb

Scape, P. R. ii. 189. a loofe aft of vice or lewdnefs

1'ofcathe, P. L. i. 613. to damage, to hurt, to wafte, to deflroy

Sciential, P. L. ix. 837. producing fcience or knowledge

Scrannel, P. vile, worthlefs, grating to the found

Scull, P. L. vii. 402. a fhoal or vaft multitude of filh

To.fde:gn, P. JL. iv. 5o. to difdain

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Senfible, P. L. ii. 478. the fenfe; the adjeflive ufed for

a fubftantive Sencflall, P. L. ix. 38. one who had, in great houfes,

the care of leafts or domeftic ceremonies; a fte ward Sere, P.L.x. 1071. dry, withered; from the Greek

Serenate, P. L. iv. 769. mufic or fongs with which ladies are entertained by their lovers in the night

"Toferry, P.L. i. 548. vi. 599. to prefs clofe, to drive hard together, to link and clafp together; from the French ferrer, to lock, to fhut clofe

Servitude, P.L.xii. I3».fervants; the abftrafl for the concrete

Se-wer, P. L. ix. 38. an officer who ferves op a feaft

Sextile, P.L. x. 659. a pofition or afpeft of two planets when at fixty degrees diftant, or at the difiance of two figns from one another

To flatter, P. L. x. 1066. to fhake or break in pieces, to break fb as to fcatter the parts

Sheen, brightnefs, fplendor

Sheen or Sheeny, bright, glittering, fhowy

Sheer, clean, quick, at once

Shifter, P. one who plays tricks, a man of artifice

Shoon, P. fhoes

Sideral, P.L. x. 693. ftarry, aftral

Sirocco, P. L. x. 706. the fiuth-eaft or Syrian wind 3

Sy-tinHur'd, P. L. v. 285. Iky-coloured, dyed in grain,

to cxprefs beauty and durablenefs Smouldring, P. burning and fmoking without vent Soldait, P. L. i. 764. a Sultan, the Emperor of the

Turks Solitary, P. h. vi. 139. Tmgle Sotth, truth, lnfooth, indeed Sooth, P. true, faithful, pleafmg, delightful Sord, P. L. xi. 433. turf, grafly ground Soul, P.L. v. 197. an intelligent being, any creature

that has life befides man Speculation, P. L. xii. 589. a watching on a tower or

high place, thence a difcovery Squat, P. L. iv. 800. cowering, clofe to the ground Tofta«d, P.L. viii. 3. to remain, to continue Station of a planet, P. L. vii. 563. a term of art, when,

the placet appears neither to go backwards nor

forwards, but to ftand ftill, and keep the fame

place in its orbit Statifl, P. R. iv. 354. a ftatefman, a politician To fubferibt, P. L. xi. 182. to aflent, to agree to. Sub'

feribere literally fignifies to underwrite, thence to

agree to Subfiance, P. a bemg fubfifting in and by itfelf Succefs, P. L. ii. 9. vi. 161. for ill fuccefs. It imports

the termination of any affair happy or unhappy( Volume IV. 8

but without any epithet it is commonly taken for good fuccefs

Sti cinft, P. L. iii. 643. ready, prepared; the metaphorical fenfe of the word. Literally it figni6es girded, or tucked up

Sufnfion, P. L. iii. 26. that which is fuffufed or fpread

To fum, P. L. vii. 421. P. R. i. 14. to hare feathers full grown, or to their full ftrength; to want nothing of the fum of its feathers. A term in falconry

Superior, free from emotion or concern, unconquered

To fupplont, P. L. x. 513. to trip up one's heels, to overthrow; from the Latin fupplanto, a flanto fedii fuhits emota

Swart, black, gloomy, malignant. Swart flar, P. the dog flar

To fwerve, P. L. vi. 386. to wander out of its place, to deviate, to rove; by analogy, to bend, to ply

To fwinge, P. to move as a lafh. In this fenfe the word is not now in ufe

To /wink, P. to overlabour, to work, to tire, to fatigue

Sylvan, a wood-god,'or fatyr

Symphony, concert ofinflruments, harmony of mingled founds

Syrtis, 1\L. ii. cy). z quick&r.d, a bog


To tangle, to infnare, to intrap, to be intangled
Tangle, a knot of things mingled in one another
Tajfel'd, P. adorned with tafTels
To ted, P. L. ix. 450. to lay grafs newly mown in

rows for drying To tempefl, P.L. vii. 412. (from the Italian tetnpe

jtare), to difturb as by a tempeft « Tepid, P. L. vii. 417. lukewarm Thanklefs, P. that earns no thanks, is not thanked.

It otherwifc fignifies unthankful, ungrateful Thrafcias, P. L. x. 700. the wind blowing from Thrace,

northward of Greece To thrill, P. to pierce, to bore, to penetrate liar, P. L. iii. 645. a Perfian word for a round cap,

high, and ending in a point; the ufual covering

and ornament the eaftern princes wore on their

heads To tilt, to run in tilts, P. L. ix. 34.; to play unftea

dily, P.L. xi. 747

Tilth, P. L. xi. 430. arable, tilled

To tine, P. L. x. 1075. to light, to kindle, to fet on

fire; from the Saxon tynan, to light, to kindle.

From this we have the word tinder Tipfy, P. drunk, overpowered with drink To torment, P. L. vi. 244. to put into great agitation;

from the French tormentc, a great ftorm

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