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OF OBSOLETE WORDS, AND OF WORDS VARYING FROM THEIR
| Aery or Aiery, a hawk's or eagle's
Affect the letter, to practise allite-
Affront, to confront.
| Affy, to betroth.
Aglet-baby, a diminutive being,
not exceeding the tag of a
point, from aiguilettes.
Agnize, acknowledge, confess, vow.
A-good, in good earnest.
Airy fame, mere verbal eulogy.
Aider-liefest, best beloved
Ale, a merry-meeting
| Allowance, approbation.
Amazonian chin, a beardless chin.
Ames-ace, the lowest chance of
Anchor, a hermit.
Angle, a fishing-rod.
| Attended, waited for.
Atone, to reconcile.
| Attorneyship, the discretional
agency of another.
Attornied, supplied by substitution
| Augurs, prognostications.
| Authentic, learned.
Awless, failing to produce awe.
Baldrick, a belt.
Bale, misery. .
Balked, bathed or piled up.
| Balm, the oil of consecration.
Bank, to sail along banks.
tion, evidence, proof, Banquet, a slight repast.
Barbason, the name of a demon.
Barbe, a kind of veil.
Barber-monger, an associate of
Barn, or bairn, a child.
Barns, keeps in a barn.
Bases, a kind of loose breeches
Basilisks, a species of cannon.
Bastard, raisin wine.
. | Bat, a club.
| Bilberry, the whortleberry. .
washers used to beat clothes. Bilboes, fetters.
Bill, articles of accusation.
Bill, a weapon, formerly carried
Bird-bolt, an arrow shot at birds
tained to pray for their bene- Blank and level, mark and aim,
(terms of gunnery.)
Blaze of youth, the spring of early
Blear, to deceive.
| Blench, to start off, to fly off.
Blind-worms, the cæcilia, or slow-
Blown, puffed-up, swollen.
Blue caps, the Scotch.
Blurt, blurted, an expression of
Bobb, to trick.
Bodged, boggled, clumsy.
Bodkin, a small dagger.
Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in
which the meal is bolted.
Bony or bonny, handsome
Book, pa per of conditions.
Bore, the calibre of a gun.
Bosom, wish, heart's desire.
Bots, worms in a horse's stomach.
Borne in hand, deceived.
Bottled-spider, a large bloated spi-
| Brush of time, decay of time.
| Bumbard, a large drinking vessel.
Bung, a cut-purse.
Bunting, a bird.
Burgonet, a helmet.
Butt-shaft, an arrow to shoot at
By’rlaken, by our lady.
which the wood for the fire Cade, a barrel.
also, a vessel in which char- | Cam-colored, yellow.
Caitiff, a scoundrel.
Call, to visit.
Callet, a woman, a witch.
| Calling, appellation.
Camelot, a place where King Ar-
| Canary, a dance.
I all night to drink.
Canvas, to sift.
Canvas-climber, à sailor.
Capable impressure, hollow mark.
Capocchia, a sot.
Carack, a ship of great bulk.
crossways for the gridiron.
Card, a sea-chart, perhaps also the
to pass the careires, means to
Carl, clown, boor.
Charactery, the matter with which
letters are made.
Chariest, most cautious.
Charitable, dear, endearing.
Charles-wain, ihe constellation
called the bear.
| Charmer, one who deals in magic.
Chases, a term in tennis.
in the Exchequer.
Checks, probably for ethics.
ders by inspecting the urine. Cherry-pit, a game with cherry-
Chewet, a chattering bird.
comprehension of; so called to scold, be clamorous.
Child, a female infant.
Childing, unseasonably pregnant.
cloth put on a new baptized
Chuff, rich, avaricious.
Circummured, walled round.
don; also, a piece of ordnance. Clack-dish, a beggar's dish.
Clamour, a term in bell-ringing.
Clap, to join hands.