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Amaze, to perplex.

Aby, to pay dear for, to rue, to Amazonian chin, a beardless chin.


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Ames-ace, the lowest chance of

the dice.

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tion, evidence, proof.

Arm, to take up in the arms.
Aroint, avaunt, begone.
A-row, successively.

Art, practice as distinguished from theory; also, theory.

Articulate, to enter into articles.
Artificial, ingenious, artful.
As, as if.

Ascaunt, askew, sideways
Aspect, countenance.
Aspersion, sprinkling.
As point, completely armed.
Assay, test.

Ascapart, a giant.

Assinego, a male ass.

Ancient, an ensign, or standara- Astringer, a gentleman falconer.


Angle, a fishing-rod.
Anight, in the night.
Answer, retaliation.
Anthropophagi, cannibals.

Antick, the fool of the old play.
Antiquity, old age.

Antres, caves and dens.

Appeache, to impeach.

Appeal, to accuse,

Appeared, made apparent.
Apple-john, an apple that will
keep for two years.
Apply, to attend to, consider.
Appointment, preparation.
Apprehension, opinion.
Apprehensive, quick of compre-


Approbation, entry or probation.
Approof, approbation, proof.
Approve, to justify, prove, esta-

Approved, experienced.
Approvers, those who try.
Aqua-vitæ, strong waters,

bably usquebaugh.

Arabian bird, the phoenix.
Arch, chief.
Argentine, silver.

Argentine, the goddess Diana.
Argier, Algiers.


Argosies, ships laden with great wealth.

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Barbe, a kind of veil.

Barbed, warlikely caparisoned. of a bowl.


Bid, to invite.

Bifold, two-fold.

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Bate, to flutter as a hawk.

Batlet, an instrument with which
washers used to beat clothes.
Batten, to grow fat.
Battle, army.
Bawcock, a jolly fellow.
Bay, the space between the main

beams of a house.

Bay-curtal, a bay docked horse.
Bay-window, a bow-window,

Brace, armour for the arm.

Brach, a hound.

Braid, crafty, deceitful.

Brain's-flow, tears.

Bid-the-base, to challenge in a Brake, an instrument of torture;


Biggin, a cap.

Bilberry, the whortleberry.

also a tricket.

Brands, a part of the andirons on

which the wood for the fire was supported.

Bilbo, a Spanish blade, made at Brasier, a manufacturer of brass;

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| Blood-boltered, daubed with blood.
Blown, puffed-up, swollen.
Blows, swells.
Bloody, sanguine.

Beadsmen, religious persons, main-Blue caps, the Scotch.

tained to pray for their bene-

Beak, the forecastle.

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Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in
which the meal is bolted.
Bombard, or bumbard, a barrel.
Bombast, the stuffing of clothes.

Beck, a salutation made with the Bona-robas, strumpets.

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Break, to begin.
Break up, to carve.
Break with, to break the matter to.
Breast, voice.

Breath, speech, also exercise. Breathing-courtesy, mere verbal compliment.

Breeched, foully sheathed, mired.
Breeching, liable to be flogged.
Breathed, inured by constant

Breathe, to utter.
Breed-bate, an exciter of quarrels.
Bribe-buck, a buck sent as a bribe,
Bridal, the nuptial feast.

Bring, to attend or accompany
Brize, the gad, or horse-fly.
Broach, to put on the spit, to

Brock, the badger.
Brogues, a kind of shoes.
Broken, communicated.

Broker, a match-maker, a pro


Brooched, adorned.
Brought, attended.

Brow of youth, the height of youth.

Brown-bill, a battle-axe.

Brownist, a follower of Brown, a sectarian.

Bruising-irons, an allusion to the

ancient mace.

Boot, profit, something over and Bruit, report with clamour.


Bore, demeaned.

Bore, the calibre of a gun.

Bores, stabs.

Bosky, woody.

Bosom, wish, heart's desire.

Bots, worms in a horse's stomach.

Bourn, boundary, rivulet.
Bow, yoke.

Bolds, emboldens.


Boltered, bedaubed.

Borne in hand, deceived.

Bent, utmost degree of any pas

Brush of time, decay of time.
Bug, bugbears, false terrors.
Bumbard, a large drinking ves-

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Caadis, worsted lace.
Cade, a barrel.
Cadent, falling.
Cage, a prison.

Cain-coloured, yellow.
Caitiff, a scoundrel.
Calculate, to foretell.
Caliver, a musket.
Call, to visit.

Callet, a woman, a witch.
Calling, appellation.
Calm, qualm.

Camelot, a place where King Ar-
thur is supposed to have kept
his court.

Canary, a dance.

Caviare, too good for, or above
the comprehension of; so
called from a delicacy made
of the roe of sturgeons, eaten
by the quality
Cautel, subtlety.
Cautel or cantle, the corner, or
piece of anything.
Cautelous, insidious, cautious.
Cearment, the wrapping of an
embalmed body.

Cease, decease.
Censure, to give an opinion.
Centuries, companies of a hun-
dred men each.
Ceremonious, superstitious.
Certes, certainly.

Candle-wasters, those who sit up Cess, measure, tax or subsidy,

all night to drink

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Chair, throne.

Chaliced, i. e. flowers, with cups,

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Cicatrice, the scar of a wound.
Circummured, walled round.
Circumstance, conduct, detail, cir-
Cite, incite.
Cital, recital.
Civil, grave, solemn.
Civil, human.

Cittern, a musical instrument.
Clack-dish, a beggar's dish.
Clamour, a term in bell-ringing.
Clap-in, fall to.

Clapped i' the clout, hit the white
Clap, to join hands.
Claw, to flatter.
Clean, completely.
Clean kam, awry.
Clear, pure.
Clearest, purest.
Clepe, to call.

Clerkly, learned, scholar-like.
Cling, to dry, or shrink up.
Clinquant, glittering.
Clipt, embraced.

Clout, the white mark at which
archers shoot.

Clouted, hobnailed.
Coach-fellow, one who draws with

a confederate.
Coasting, conciliatory.

Charactery, the matter with whica Codling, an unripe apple.

letters are made.

Chares, task-work.
Charge-house, free-school.
Chariest, most cautious.
Chariness, caution.
Charitable, dear, endearing.
Charles-wain, the constellation
called the bear.
Charm your tongue, be silent.
Charmer, one who deals in magic.
Charneco, a sweet wine.
Chance, fortune.
Chary, cautious.
Chases, a term in tennis.
Chaudron, entrails.

Cheater, for escheatour, an officer
in the Exchequer.
Checks, probably for ethics.
Cheer, countenance.

Cherry-pit, a game with cherry


Cheveril, soft leather; also, con-

Chew, to ruminate, consider.
Chewet, a chattering bird.
Chide, to resound, to echo; also,
to scold, be clamorous.
Chiding, sound; noisy.
Child, a knight, a hero.
Child, a female infant.
Childing, unseasonably pregnant.
Chopine, a high shoe.
Chough, a bird of the daw species.
Christom or chrisom, the white
cloth put on a new baptized

Chuck, chicken, a term of endear


Chuff, rich, avaricious.
Chopping, jabbering.

Cob-loaf, a crusty, uneven loaf.
Cock, cock-boat.

Cock-and-pye, a vulgar oath.
Cockshut-time, twilight.
Cockle, a corn-weed.
Cockle-hat, a pilgrim's hat.
Codding, amorous.

Codpiece, a part of the dress.
Coffin, the cavity of a raised pie.
Cog, to cheat with dice, to lie.
Cognizance, badge or token.
Cogging, lying.

Coigne of vantage, convenient


Coignes, corners.
Coil, bustle, stir.
Cold, naked.

Collection, consequence, or co-

Collied, black, smutted.
Colt, to trick.

Co-mart, a joint bargain.
Come of, to pay.
Come of will, to succeed.
Co-meddled, mingled.
Combinate, betrothed.
Comfort, to aid.
Comforting, abetting.
Comma, connection.
Commission, authority.
Commend, commit.
Committed, lain with.
Commodity, self-interest.
Commonty, a comedy.
Compact, made up of.
Companies, companions.
Compare, comparison.
Comparative, a dealer in com-
Compassed, round,


Compassed cape, a round cape.
Compassed window, a bow-window.
Compassionate, plaintive.
Compose, to come to a composition.
Composture, composition."
Composition, bargain; also, con-

Competitors, confederates.
Complements, accomplishments.
Complexion, humour.
Comply, to compliment.
Comptible, submissive.

Conceit, imagination, wit, idea.
Conceited, ingenious.

Concent, connected harmony.
Conclusions, experiments.
Concupy, concupiscence.
Condolement, sorrow.
Conduct, conductor.
Coney-catched, tricked.
Coney-catcher, a cheat.

Confession, profession.
Confineless, boundless.
Confound, to destroy.
Conject, conjecture

Consent, will, conspiracy.
Consider, reward.
Consigned, sealed.

Consist, stand.

Conspectuity, sight.

Consort, company.

Constancy, consistency.

Constantly, certainly.

Contemptible, contemptuous.

Continuate, uninterrupted.

Continue, to spend,
Continent, containing.

Contraction, marriage-contract.
Contrarious, different.
Contrary, to contradict.

Contrive, to spend, to wear out.
Control, confute.

Convents, agrees, is convenient.
Convented, summoned.
Conversion, change of condition.
Converse, associate, interchange.
Convertite, a convert.
Convey, to steal.

Conveyance, slight of hand, theft.
Conveyers, thieves.

Conveyed himself, derived his

Convicted, overpowered, baffled.
Convince, to convict, to subdue.
Convive, to feast.

Copatain hat, a hat with a conical


Cope, encounter, covering.
Copped, rising to a top or head.
Copy, theme.

Coragio, courage, be of


Corinth, a brothel.

Corinthiarf, a wencher.

Corky, dry, withered.

Corollary, surplus.

Corporal, corporeal

Corrigible, corrected.

Costard, a head.

or appies.

Cote, to overtake.


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Curiosity, curiousness, finical de
Curious, scrupulous.

Curled, ostentatiously dressed.
Currents, occurrences.

Cursed, under the influence of a

Curst, petulant, ill-tempered
crabbed, harsh.
Curstness, ill-humour.
Curtail, a little cur.

Curtal, a docked horse.
Curtle-axe, a cutlass, broad-sword.
Customer, a strumpet.
Cut, a horse.

Cut and longtail, poor and rich.
Cuttle, a knife used by sharpers,
Cyprus, a transparent stuff.

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Daff, or doff, to put off.

Damn, to condemn

Danger, controul.

Dank, wet, rotten.

Darkling, in the dark.

Darraign, to arrange.

Daubery, falsehood, counterfeit.
Day-bed, a couch.

Coystril, a coward cock, a pol- Danskers, natives of Denmark.

Crack, dissolution; also, a boy- Daub, to disguise.


Cozier, a tailor, a botcher.


Cranks, windings.

Cranking, or crankling, the rush Day-light, broad day.

of a river.

Crants, garlands.

Crare, a small trading vessel.
Crash, to be merry over.
Craven, a cowardly cock, mean,

Create, compounded, made up of.
Credent, credible.

Credit, account, information, cre-

Cressets, lights set upon a beacon.
Cressive, increasing.
Crest, the summit.

Crestless, those who have no right

to armorial bearings.
Crewel, worsted.
Crisp, curled, winding.
Critic, cynic.

Critical, censorious.

Crone, a very old woman.

Day-woman, dairymaid.
Dealt, fought by proxy.
Dear, immediate, consequential
Dearn, direful, lonely, solitary.
Death-tokens, spots on those in-
fected with the plague.
Death's-man, executioner.
Debitor, debtor.
Deboshed, debauched.
Decay, poverty, misfortunes.
Deck of cards, a pack.
Decked, sprinkled.
Decline to run through (as in
grammar) from first to last.
Declined, the fallen.
Deem, opinion, surmise.
Deer, animals in general.

Default (in the), at a need.

Defeat, to free, to disembarrass.
Defeature, alteration of features.

Crosses, money stamped with a Defence, art of fencing.


Crow-keeper, a scarecrow.
Crownet, last purpose.
Crulentious, cruel.

Crusado, a Portuguese coin.
Crush, to drink.

Crush a cup, to crack a bottle.
Cry, a pack of hounds.

Cry aim, to encourage.
Crystals, the eyes.

Cub-drawn, alluding to a bear

whose dugs are dry.
Cue, a theatrical term, the last
word of the preceding speech.
Cuisses, armour for the thighs.

Coster-monger, a dealer in costers Cullion, a paltry fellow.

Cunning, knowledge.

Curb, to bend or truckle.

Defend, to forbid.

Deftly, adroitly, dexterously.

Defy, to reject.

Degrees, steps.

Delay, to let slip.
Demerits, merits.

Demurely, solemnly.
Denay, denial.
Denayed, denied,
Denier, a coin.
Denude, to strip, vest-
Deny, to refuse.
Depart, to part.
Departing, separation.
Depend, to be in service.
Deprive, to disinherit.
Deracinate, to root up.
Derogate, degraded.

Descant, to harangue upon; also, Drawn fox, one which is trailed

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over the ground, to deceive

the hounds.

Drachmas, a Greek coin.
Dressings, appearances of virtue.
Drew, assembled.

Drive, to fly with impetuosity.
Drollery, a puppet-shew.
Drugs, drudges.
Drumble, to act lazily.
Ducdame (duc ad me), bring him
to me, the burthen of a song.
Dudgeon, the handle of a dagger.
Due, to endue, to deck.
Dullard, a stupid person.
Dump, a mournful elegy.
Dup, to do up, to lift up.
Dull, gentle soothing.
Dumb, to make silent.
Duke, a leader.

Envy, aversion, malice.
Enviously, angrily.
Ephesian, a cant term
Erring, errant, wandering.
Escape, illegitimate child.
Escoted, paid.


Esil, or Eisel, a river.
Esperance, motto of the Percy
Espials, spies.

Essential, existent, real.
Estimate, price.
Estimation, conjecture.
Estridges, ostriches.
Eterne, eternal.

Even, to make even, or evident.
Even christian, fellow-christian.
Evils, jakes.

Examined, doubted.

Excellent differences, distinguished excellencies.

Durance, some lasting kind of Excrement, the beard.


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Execute, to use or employ.

Executors, executioners.

Exercise, exhortation.

Exhaust, to draw forth.

Exhibition, allowance.

Exigent, end, exigency.

Exorcism, the raising of spirits.

Expect, expectation.

Expedience, expedition.

Expedient, expeditious.

Effects, affections; also, actions, Expediently, expeditiously.

deeds effected.

Disponge, to discharge as a Eftest, readiest.


Dispose, disposal, command.

Dispose, to make terms.

Disposition, frame.

Disseat, displace, depose.
Dissemble, to gloss over, disguise.
Dissembling, putting dissimilar
things together.
Distained, unstained.
Distaste, to corrupt.
Distemper, intoxication.

Distemperature, perturbation.
Distempered, out of humour.
Distraught, distracted.

Distractions, detachments, sepa

rate bodies.

Divert, to turn aside.
Division, a term in music.
Doff, to put off.

Dole, alms, distribution, lot.
Dolphin, the dauphin.
Don, to put on, to do on.
Done to death, killed.
Done, expended, consumed.
Done upon the gad, suddenly.
Dotant, dotard.

Double, full of duplicity.
Double vouchers, a law term.
Doubt, to fear.

Dout, to do out, extinguish,
Dowle, a feather.
Down-gyved, hanging down, like
what confines the fetters
round the ancles.

Draught, the jakes.
Draw, to withdraw.
Drawn, embowelled.

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Egypt, a gipsy.

Eld, old time; also, aged persons.
Element, initiation.
Elf, done by elves, or fairies.
Elvish-marked, marked by elves.
Emballing, distinguished by the
ball, the emblem of royalty.
Embare, to expose.
Embarquements, impediments.
Embossed, inclosed, swollen, puffy.
Embowelled, exhausted.
Embraced, indulged in.
Empericutick, empirical.
Empery, sovereign power.
Emulous, envious, jealous.
Emulation, envy.
Encave, to hide.
Endart, to dart forth.

Enfeoff, to invest with possession.
Engross, to fatten.

Engaged, delivered as an hostage.
Engrossments, accumulation.
Enkindle, to stimulate.

Enmesh, to inclose, as in meshes.
Enmew (in falconry), to force to

lie in cover.

Enridged, bordered.

Expostulate, to discuss.
Exsufflicate, bubble-like.
Extend, to seize.
Extent, violence, seizure.
Extern, external.
Extremity, calamity.
Expiate, to end.
Exposture, exposure.
Express, to reveal.
Expulsed, expelled.
Extracting, distracting.
Extravagant, wandering.
Eyas musket, a young hawk.
Eyases, nestlings.
Eyliads, eyes.

Eyne, eyes.

Eyry, a nest of hawks,
Eysel, vinegar,


Face, to carry a foolish appear


Face-royal, a privileged face.
Facinorous, wicked.
Fact, guilt.
Factious, active.
Faculty, exercise of power.
Fadge, to suit.
Fadings, a dance.

Ensconce, to secure in a safe Faith, fidelity.

place, to fortify.
Enseamed, greasy.
Enseer, to dry up.
Enshield, concealed.
Ensteeped, immersed.
Entertainment, pay; also, being
received into service.
Entreatments, favours; also, ob-
jects of entreaty.

Faithfully, fervently.
Fain, fond.

Fair, for fairness.
Faitors, traitors.
Falsing, falsifying.
Falsely, illegally, dishonestly.
Familiar, a demon.
Fancies and good-nights, little
poems so called.

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