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GLOSSARY

OF OBSOLETE WORDS, AND OF WORDS VARYING FROM THEIR

ORDINARY SIGNIFICATION.

| Aery or Aiery, a hawk's or eagle's
Abate, to depress, sink, subdue. nest.
A B C, a catechism.

Affect the letter, to practise allite-
Abhor, to protest against.

ration.
Abjects, debased servile persons. Affect, love.
Able, to qualify or uphold. Affection, affectation, imagination.
Abortive, issuing before its time. Affectioned, affected.
Absolute, complete, perfect. Affects, affections.
Abuse, deception.

Affeered, confirmed.
Abused, deceived.

Affied, betrothed.
Aby, to pay dear for, to rue, to Affined, joined by affinity.
suffer.

Affront, to confront.
Abysm, abyss.

| Affy, to betroth.
Accite, to cite or summon.

Aglet-baby, a diminutive being,
Accuse, accusation.*

not exceeding the tag of a
Achieve, to obtain.

point, from aiguilettes.
Aconitum, wolf's-bane.

Agnize, acknowledge, confess, vow.
Acquittance, requital.

A-good, in good earnest.
Action, direction by mute signs, Aim, guess, suspicion.
charge, or accusation.

Airy fame, mere verbal eulogy.
Action-taking, litigious.

Aider-liefest, best beloved
Actures, actions.

Ale, a merry-meeting
Additions, titles or characters. A’life, at life.
Address, to prepare, to make Allow, to approve.
ready.

| Allowance, approbation.
Addressed, or addrest, ready. Amaze, to perplex.
Admittance, favor.

Amazonian chin, a beardless chin.
Advance, to prefer.

Ames-ace, the lowest chance of
Advertising, attentive.

the dice.
Adversity, contrariety.

Amiss, misfortune.
Advertisement, admonition. Amort, dispirited.
Advice, consideration, discretion,' An, as if.
thought.

Anchor, a hermit.
Advise, to consider, to recollect. Ancient, an ensign, or standard-
Advised, cool, cautious.

bearer.

B.

Angle, a fishing-rod.

| Attended, waited for.
Anight, in the night.

Attent, attentive.
Answer, retaliation.

Atone, to reconcile.
Anthropophagi, cannibals. Attest, attestation.
Antick, the fool of the old play. | Attorney, deputation.
Antiquity, old age.

| Attorneyship, the discretional
Antres, caves and dens.

agency of another.
Appeache, to impeach.

Attornied, supplied by substitution
Appeal, to accuse.

of embassies.
Appeared, made apparent. Audacious, spirited, animated.
Apple-john, an apple that will Audrey, a corruption of Ethelrea.
keep for two years.

| Augurs, prognostications.
Apply, to attend to, consider. Aukward, adverse.
Appointment, preparation. Aunts, strumpets.
Apprehension, opinion.

| Authentic, learned.
Apprehensive, quick of compre Awful, reverend.
hension.

Awless, failing to produce awe.
Approbation, entry or probation.
Approof, approbation, proof.
Approve, to justify, prove, estab Baccare, stand back, give place.
lish.

Bairn, brushwood.
Approved, experienced.

Baldrick, a belt.
Approvers, those who try.

Bale, misery. .
Aqua-vitæ, strong waters, probably Baleful, baneful.
usquebaugh.

Balked, bathed or piled up.
Arabian bird, the phenix. Ballase, ballast.
Arch, chief.

| Balm, the oil of consecration.
Argentine, silver.

Ban, curse.
Argentine, the goddess Diana. Band, bond.
Argier, Algiers.

Bandog, village-dog.
Argosies, ships laden with great Bandy, to exchange smartly.
wealth.

Bank, to sail along banks.
Argument, subject for conversa - Banning, cursing.

tion, evidence, proof, Banquet, a slight repast.
Arm, to take up in the arms. Bar, barrier.
Aroint, avaunt, begone.

Barbason, the name of a demon.
A-row, successively.

Barbe, a kind of veil.
Art, practice as distinguished from Barbed, warlikely caparisoned.
theory; also, theory.

Barber-monger, an associate of
Articulate, to enter into articles. barbers.
Artificial, ingenious, artful. Bare, to shave.
As, as if.

Bare, mere.
Ascaunt, askew, sideways. Barful, full of impediments.
Aspect, countenance.

Barm, yeast.
Aspersion, sprinkling.

Barn, or bairn, a child.
As point, completely armed. Barnacles, a shell-fish.
Assay, test.

Barns, keeps in a barn.
Asca part, a giant.

Barren, ignorant.
Assinego, a male ass.

Base, dishonored.
Astringer, a gentleman falconer. | Base, a rustic game called prison-
Assurance, conveyance or deed. base.
Assured, affianced.

Bases, a kind of loose breeches
Ates, instigate from Até, the gods worn by equestrian knights.
dess of bloodshed.

Basilisks, a species of cannon.
Atomies, minute particles visible Basta, 'tis enough.
in the sun's rays.

Bastard, raisin wine.
Attasked, taken to task.

. | Bat, a club.

.

Bate, strife.

| Bilberry, the whortleberry. .
Bate, to flutter as a hawk. Bilbo, a Spanish blade made at
Batlet, an instrument with which Bilboa.

washers used to beat clothes. Bilboes, fetters.
Batten, to grow fat.

Bill, articles of accusation.
Battle, army.

Bill, a weapon, formerly carried
Bawcock, a jolly fellow.

by watchmen.
Bay, the space between the main Bin, is.
beams of a house.

Bird-bolt, an arrow shot at birds
Bay-curtal, a bay docked horse. from a cross-bow.
Bay-window, a bow-window. Bisson, blind.
Beadsmen, religious persons, main- Blank, the white mark in a target.

tained to pray for their bene- Blank and level, mark and aim,
factor.

(terms of gunnery.)
Beak, the forecastle.

Blaze of youth, the spring of early
Bear a brain, to perfectly resemble. life.
Beard, to defy.

Blear, to deceive.
Bearing, demeanor.

| Blench, to start off, to fly off.
Bearing-cloth, a mantle used at Blent, blended.
christenings.

Blind-worms, the cæcilia, or slow-
Beat (in falconry), to flutter.

worm.
Beating, hammering, dwelling upon Blood-boltered, daubed with blood.
Beaver, helmet in general.

Blown, puffed-up, swollen.
Beck, a salutation made with the Blows, swells.
head.

Bloody, sanguine.
Becomed, becoming.

Blue caps, the Scotch.
Beetle, to hang over the base. Blunt, stupid, insensible.
Behave, to manage.

Blurt, blurted, an expression of
Behests, commands.

contempt.
Beholding, viewing with regard. Board, to accost.
Behowl, to howl at.

Bobb, to trick.
Being, abode.

Bodged, boggled, clumsy.
Beldame, ancient mother.

Bodkin, a small dagger.
Be-lee'd, becalmed.

Bolted, sifted.
Belongings, endowments.

Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in
Be-mete, be-measure.

which the meal is bolted.
Be-moiled, bedraggled, bemired. | Bombard, or bumbard, a barrel.
Bending, unequal to the weight. Bombast, the stuffing of clothes.
Benefit, beneficiary.

Bona-robas, strumpets.
Bent, uimost degree of any passion. Bond, bounden duiy.
Benumbed, inflexible.

Bony or bonny, handsome
Beshrew, may ill befall.

Book, pa per of conditions.
Besmirch, to foul or dirty. Boot, profit, something over and
Best, bravest.

above.
Bestowed, stowed away, lodged. Bore, demeaned.
Bestraught, distracted.

Bore, the calibre of a gun.
Beteem, to give, pour out, permit, Bores, stabs.
suffer.

Bosky, woody.
Bewray, betray.

Bosom, wish, heart's desire.
Bezonian, a mean fellow.

Bots, worms in a horse's stomach.
Bias-cheek, swelling out like the Bourn, boundary, rivulet.
bias of a bowl.

Bow, yoke.
Bid, to invite.

Bolds, emboldens.
Bid-the-base, to challenge in a Boltered, bedaubed.
contest.

Borne in hand, deceived.
Bifold, two-fold.

Bottled-spider, a large bloated spi-
Biggin, a cap.

der.

Boulted, sifted.

| Brush of time, decay of time.
Bowlins or bowlines, tackle of a Bug, bugbears, false terrors.
ship.

| Bumbard, a large drinking vessel.
Bollen, swollen.

Bung, a cut-purse.
Bordered, restrained.

Bunting, a bird.
Bower, a chamber.

Burgonet, a helmet.
Brace, armor for the arm.

Busky, woody.
Brach, a hound.

Butt-shaft, an arrow to shoot at
Brack, to salt.

shafts with.
Braid, crafty, deceitful.

Buxom, obedient.
Brain's-flow, tears.

By’rlaken, by our lady.
Brake, an instrument of torture;

. C.
also, a thicket.
Brands, a part of the andirons on Caddis, worsted lace.

which the wood for the fire Cade, a barrel.
was supported.

Cadent, falling
Brasier, a manufacturer of brass ; Cage, a prison.

also, a vessel in which char- | Cam-colored, yellow.
coal is burned.

Caitiff, a scoundrel.
Brave, to defy, also to make fine. Calculate, to foretell.
Bravely, splendidly, gallantly. Caliver, a musket.
Bravery, finery.

Call, to visit.
Brawl, a kind of dance.

Callet, a woman, a witch.
Braying, harsh, grating.

| Calling, appellation.
Break, to begin.

Calm, qualm.
Break up, to carve.

Camelot, a place where King Ar-
Break with, to break the matter to. thur is supposed to have kept
Breast, voice.

his court.
Breath, speech; also, exercise.

| Canary, a dance.
Breathing-courtesy, mere verbal Candle-wasters, those who sit up
compliment.

I all night to drink.
Breeched, foully sheathed, mired. Canker, the dog-rose.
Breeching, liable to be flogged. Canstick, candlestick.
Breathed, inured by constant prac Cantons, cantos.
tice.

Canvas, to sift.
Breathe, to utter.

Canvas-climber, à sailor.
Breed-bate, an exciter of quarrels. Cap, the top, the chief.
Bribe-buck, a buck sent as a bribe. Cap, to salute by taking off the cap.
Bridal, the nuptial feast.

Capable impressure, hollow mark.
Bring, to attend or accompany. Capitulate, to make head against.
Brize, the gad, or horsefly.

Capocchia, a sot.
Broach, to put on the spit, to trans Capon, metaphor for a letter.
fix.

Capricious, lascivious.
Brock, the badger.

Captious, capacious.
Brogues, a kind of shoes.

Carack, a ship of great bulk.
Broken, communicated.

Caracts, characters.
Broker, a match-maker, a procu | Carbonado, a piece of meat cut
ress.

crossways for the gridiron.
Brooched, adorned.

Card, a sea-chart, perhaps also the
Brought, attended.

compass.
Brow of youth, the height of youth. Carded, mixed.
Brown-bill, a battle-axe.

Care, inclination.
Brownist, a follower of Brown, a Careires, the motion of a horse;
sectarian.

to pass the careires, means to
Bruising-irons, an allusion to the overstep the bounds of deco-
ancient mace.

rum.
Bruit, report with clamor. Carkanet, a necklace.

Carl, clown, boor.

Charactery, the matter with which
Carlot, peasant.

letters are made.
Carnal, sanguinary.

Chares, task-work.
Carowses, drinks.

Charge-house, free-school.
Carriage, import.

Chariest, most cautious.
Carried, conducted.

Chariness, caution.
Carry, to prevail over.

Charitable, dear, endearing.
Carl, a chariot.

Charles-wain, ihe constellation
Case, skin, outward garb.

called the bear.
Case of lives, a set of lives. | Charm your tongue, be silent.
Casques, helmets.

| Charmer, one who deals in magic.
Cassock, a horseman's loose coat. Charneco, a sweet wine.
Cast, to empty; also to dismiss, Chance, fortune.
reject.

Chary, cautious.
Cast, reckoned.

Chases, a term in tennis.
Castilian, an opprobrious term. Chaudron, entrails.
Castiliano vulgo, a cant term of Cheater, for escheatour, an officer
contempt.

in the Exchequer.
Cast-lips, let off lips.

Checks, probably for ethics.
Cast the water, to find out disor- Cheer, countenance.

ders by inspecting the urine. Cherry-pit, a game with cherry-
Cataian, a liar.

siones.
Catling, a small lutestring, made Cheveril, soft leather; also, con-
of catgut.

science.
Cavalero-justice, a cant term. Chew, to ruminate, consider.
Cavaleroes, gay fellows.

Chewet, a chattering bird.
Caviare, too good for, or above the Chide, io resound, to echo; also,

comprehension of; so called to scold, be clamorous.
from a delicacy made of the Chiding, sound; noisy.
roe of sturgeons, eaten by the Child, a knight, a hero.
quality.

Child, a female infant.
Cautel, subtlety.

Childing, unseasonably pregnant.
Cautel or cantle, the corner, or Chopine, a high shoe.
piece of anything.

Chopping, jabbering.
Cautelous, insidious, cautious. Chough, a bird of the daw species.
Cearment, the wrapping of an em- Christom or chrisom, the white
balmed body.

cloth put on a new baptized
Cease, decease.

child.
Censure, to give an opinion. Chuck, chicken, a term of endear-
Centuries, companies of a hundred
men each.

Chuff, rich, avaricious.
Ceremonious, superstitious. Cicatrice, the scar of a wound.
Certes, certainly.

Circummured, walled round.
Cess, measure, tax or subsidy. Circumstance, conduct, detail, cir.
Chair, throne.

cumlocution.
Chaliced, i. e. flowers, with cups, Cite, incite.
from calix.

Cital, recital.
Challenge, the right of refusing a Civil, grave, solemn.
juryman.

Civil, human.
Chamber, ancient name for Lon- Cittern, a musical instrument.

don; also, a piece of ordnance. Clack-dish, a beggar's dish.
Chamberers, intriguers.

Clamour, a term in bell-ringing.
Champian, an open country. Clap-in, fall to.
Chantry, a small chapel in a ca- Clapped i’ the clout, hit the white
thedral.

mark.
Character, hand-writing.

Clap, to join hands.

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