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DIA diesel If the conferring of a kindness did not bind
the pesson upon whom it was conferred to the coles, will returns of gratitude, why, in the universal dic
lect of the world, are kindnesses still called oblicoa'y and gations ? custard. DiALE'CTICAL. adj. [from dialectick.]
Soutl. ective.] Logical ; argumental. gle, and
Those dialectical subtieties, that the schoolmen rts. employ about physiological mysteries, more dee of tiro clare the wit of him that uses them, than increase square,
the knowledge of sober lovers of truth. Besic,
DIALECTICK. n. s. [Qozdixtixn.] Lo. cint line
gick; the art of reasoning. Locke. Di'ALLING. 1. s. [from dial.] The sci. cgcnal.]
aterick science; the knowledge of shahy philo
dow; the art of constructing dials un Cion, that
which the shadow may show the hour. ather, or Di'ALIST. 1. s. (from dial.) A con2 should structer of cials.
Scientifick dialists, by the geometrick consi unto the
derations of lipes, have found out rules to mark Fing unto out the irregular motion of the shadow in ! utan, on latitudes, and on all planes.
Mexes. Errcurs. DiA LOGIST. n. s. (from dialogue.) A Helinea
speaker in a dialogue or conference; a mathe- writer of dialogues.
DI'ALOGUE. 1. s. [dian.ogos.) A con
ference; a conversation between two or ks; very
more, either real or feigned. theme
Will you hear the dialogue that the test
learned men have compiled in praise of the Bärl
Oh, the impudence of this wicked sex! L2• -appetite,
civious dialogues are innocent with you. Dritte ties of
In casy dialogues is Fletcher's praise : Bentley:
He noi'd the mind, but had not pow'r to raise. pilium,
Dresca é with. To Di'aLaguE. V. a. (from the noun.
:::To discourse with another; to confer. es usted Dost dialogue with thy shadow ? Sbakspeare puecid,. DIALY'sis. n. s. (die avons:] The figure plate
in rhetorick by which syllables or words DIAMETER. n. so (dà and véspor.
:..The line which, passing through the - long,
centre of a circle, or other curvilinear
figure, divides it into equal parts. kspeare.
The space between the earth and the most
according to Pioleny, is seventeen times the
that I ever saw: it lies in almost a round figut
DIA He persuaded the king to consent to what was To their great Lord, whose love their motion diametrically against his conscience and his honoar, and, in truth, his security. Clarendon. In perfect diapason, whilst they stood Thus intercepted in its passage, the vapour,
In first obedience, and their state of good. Milt.
Woord vard. From harmony to harmony
Through all the compass of the notes it ran,
The diapasen closing full in man.
Dryden. The diamond
, the most valuable and hardest of DIAPER. n. s. (diapre, Fr. of uncertain all the gems, is, when pure, perfectly clear and etymology.) pellucid as the purest water; and is eminently disa 1. Linen cloth woven in Aowers, and tinguished from all other substances by its vivid other figures; the finest species of splendour, and the brightness of its reflexions. figured linen after damask. It is extremely various in shape and size, being Not any damsel, which her vaunteth most found in the greatest quantity very small, and In skilful knitting of soft silken twine; the larger ones extremely seldoni met with.' The Largest ever known is that in the possession of
Nor any weaver, which his work doth boast: the Great Mogul, which weighs two hundred
In diaper, in damask, or in lyne, and seventy-nine carats, and is computed to be
Might in their diverse cunning ever dare
With this so curious net-work to compare. Forth sever hundred and seventy-nine thousand
Spenser. two hundred and forty four pounds. The diamond bears the force of the strongest fires, except
2. A napkin ; a towel. the concentrated solar rays, without hurt; and
Let one attend him with a silver bason even that infinitely fiercest of all fires does it no
Full of rose-water, and bestrew'd with flowers; injury, unless directed to its weaker parts. It to Diaper. v. a. (from the noun.]
Another bear the ewer, a third a diaper. Sbaks. bears a glass house fire for many days, and if taken carefully
, out, and suffered to cool by de- 1. To variegate; to diversify ; to flower. grees, is found as bright and beautiful as before ;
For fear the stones her tender foot should but if taken hastily out, it will sometimes crack,
wrong, and even split into two or three pieces. The
The ground he strew'd with flowers all along, places where we have diamonds are the East In
'And diaper'd like the discolour' mead. Spenser. dies and the Brasils; and though they are usually
Flora used to cloath our grand-dame Earth found clear and colourless, yet they are sometimes slightly tinged with the colours of the
with a new livery, diapered with various flowers,
and chequered with delightful objects. Howel.
Hill on Fossils.
If you diaper upon folds, let your work be
broken, and taken, as it were, by the half; for reason tells you, that your fold must cover somewhat 'msoen.
Peacham on Drawing. I see how thine eye would emulate the diamond: Dia pua Na'iry.k. s. [from dicpxvsice.) thou hast the right arched bent of the brow.
Transparency; - pellacidness; power of
frais hitting ligat. to all others in lustre and beauty: as also in
Because the outward'coat of the eye ought to hardness, which renders it more durable ,an: lasting, and therefore much more valuable, than
bs, pellucid, to transmit the light, which, if the
eyes should always stand open, would be apt to Woodward.
grow úry and strink, and lose their diaphaneity: therefore are, the eye-lids so contrived as often to wink, that so they may, as it were, glaze and
varnish them over with the moisture they cone Thomson. tain.
Ray. Diapha’NICK. adj. [dod and pabros.]
Transparent ; pellucid ; having the power to transmit light.
Air is an element superior, and lighter than water, through whose vast, open, subtile, diaphan nick, or transparent body, the light, afterwards created, easily transpired.
Raleigh. DIA'PHANOUS. adj. [di and Pabw.] Spenser. Transparent; clear ; translucent'; pelo
lucid ; capable to transmit light.
Aristotle calleth light a quality inherent of
cleaving to a diaphanous body.. Spenser.
Raleigh. When he had taken off the insect, he found in the leaf very little and diaphanous eggs, exactly like to those which yet remained in the tubes of the fly's womb.
Ray. DIAPHORE'TICK. adj. [dsepoentikos.] Su
dorifick; promoting a diaphoresis or Harris.
perspiration ; causing sweat.
A diaphoretiok medicine, or a sudorifick, is something that will provoke sweating. Watts.
Diaphoreticks, or promoters of perspiration, help the organs of digestion, because the attenuation of the aliment makes it perspirable. Arbuth.
any other stone.
The diamond is by mighty monarchs worn,
The lively diamond drinks thy purest rays,
including all tones. The old word for
And'twixt them both a quadrant was the base,
And make a tuneful diapase of pleasures,
Diapason denotes a chord which includes all
of about thirty miles in the diameter. Addiye. mg each Dia METRAL. adj. [from diameter.) De
scribing the diameter; relating to the ne four diameter.
as the DiaľMETRALLY. adv. (from diametral. rdinary
According to the direction of a diams: rectator.
ter; in direct opposition.
Christian piety is, beyond all other things as as the
metrally opposed to prophaneness and impietra
DIAMEŇTRICAL. adj. [from diameter.) hereof
1. Describing a diameter. those
Observing the direction of a diameter, poker.
· The sin of calumny is set in a most diametrid opposition to the evangelical precept of loving our
neighbours as ourselves. Gov. of the Terms
DIAME'TRICALLY. adv. [from diametria speare.
rål.] In a diametrical direction,
DIAPHRAGM. 1. s. (8.213374)
strument with which the gardeners 1. The midriff which divides the upper make holes for planting. cavity of the body from the lower.
Through cunning, with dibble, rake, mattoek,
and spade, 2. Any division or partition which die vides a hollow body.
By line and by level trim garden is made.
Tusser's Husbandry. It consists of a fasciculus of bodies, round. Di'BSTONE. n. s. A little stone which about one sixth of an inch in diameter, hollow, and parted into numerous cells by means of dia.
children throw at another stone. phragms thick set throughout the whole length I have seen little girls exercise whole hours of the body.
W'codward. together, and take abundance of pains, to be exDIARRHOE'A.
Locke. n. s.. [daffair.) A Dica'city. n. s. (dicacitas, Lat.) Pert
pert at dibstones. flux of the helly, whereby a person fre
ness ; sauciness,
Dict. quently goes to stool, and is cured
DICE. n. s. The plural of die. See Die. either by purging off the cause, or re- It is above a hundred to one against any parstringing the bowels.
Quincy. ticular throw, that you do not cast any given set : During his diarrbes I healed up the fontanels. of faces with four cubical dice; because there are
so many several combinations of the six faces DIARRHOE'TICK. adj. [from diarrhæa.) of four dice: now, after you have cast all the Proinoting the flux of the belly ; solu
trials but one, it is still as much odds at the last tive ; purgative.
remaining time, as it was at the first. Bentley. Millet is diarrbatic, cleansing, and useful in To Dice. v. n. (from the noun.] To diseases of the kidneys.
game with dice. DIARY. n. s. (diarium, Latin.) An ac
I was as virtuously given as a gentleman need
to be; virtuous enough ; swore little; diced not count of the transactions, accidents,
above seven times a week. Sbakspeare. and observations of every day; a Di'ce-Box. n. s. [dice and box.] The journal.
box from which the dice are thrown. In sea voyages, where there is nothing to be
What would you say, should you see the seen but sky and sea, men make diaries ; but, in sparkler shaking her elbow for a whole night toland-travel, wherein so much is to be observed,
gether, and thumping the table with a dice-box? they omit it. Bacon,
Addison. I go on in my intended diary. Tatier. Dicer. n. s. [fom dice.] A player at DIA'STOLĖ. n. s. [façons.)
dice; a gamester. 1. A figure in rhetorick, by which a
They make marriage vows short syllable is made long.
As false as dicers' oaths.
Shakspeare 2. The dilatation of the heart.
Dich. This word seems corrupted from The systole scems to resemble the forcible
dit for do it. bending of a spring, and the diastole its flying dut:
Rich men sin, and I eat root : again to its natural state.
R.29 Much good dicb thy good heart, Apemantus. DIA'STYLE. [dve, and goos, pillas. A
Shakspeare's Timon.. sort of edifice, nuljereflic pillars standat : DICHOʻTOMY. n. s. [dixotojíz.] Distrisuch a distance from one another that
bution of ideas by pairs. three diameters of theit fickvers are.
Some persons have disturbed the order of naallowed for intercolumnisciori.. Havorise
pure, and abused their readers by an affectation
of dichotomies, trichotomies, sevens, twelves, &c. DIATE'SSERON. 1. s. [of.ca, and isoep.com Let the nature of the subject, considered toge
four.] An interval informušjck, com- ther with the design which you have in view, posed of one greater tone; one lesser, always determine thc number of parts into which and one greater semitone : its propor
you divide it.
Watts tion being as four to three. It is called, Di'cKENS. A kind of adverbial exclamain musical coinposition, a perfect fourth.
tion, importing, as it seems, much the Harris.
same with the devil; but I know not DIATO’NICK. [of autónoz.] The ordi
whence derived. nary sort of musick which proceeds by
Where had you this pretty weathercock?..
-I cannot tell whai the dickens his name is different tones, either in ascending or my husband had him of.
Shekspeare, descending. It contains only the two 'What a dickens does he mean by a trivial'sum? greater and lesser tones, and the greater -But ha'n't you found it, sir?
Harris. Dicker of Leather. n. s. [dicra, low DIAZE'UTICK Tone. (of dà and let you...]
Latin.) Ten hides.
Dict. In the ancient Greek musick, disjoined To Di’CTATE. v. a. [dicto, Latin.) two-fourths, one on each side of it ; and
To deliver to another with authority: which, being joined to either, made a
to declare with confidence. fifth. This is, in our musick, from A
The spoils of elephants the roofs inlay,
And studded amber darts a golden ray; to B.
Such, and not nobler, in the realms above, They allowed to this diazeutick tone, which is My wonder dictates is the dome of Jove. Pope our La, Mi, the proportion of nine to eight, as Whatsoever is dictated to us by God himself, being the unalterable difference of the fifth and or by nien who are divinely inspired, must be fourth. Harris. believed with full assurance.
Warts. DI'BBLE. ». s. [from diffel, Dutch, a Di'ctaTB. n. s. [dictatum, Lat.) Rule or sharp point, Skinner; from dabble, ju.
maxim delivered with authority; prenius) A small spade; a pointed in. scription ; prescript.
ies, round, er, hollow, eans of diaGole length Bloodward. Er.) A
freis cured e, or re
Quincy. e fontanels.
Wiseman. arrtæa.) ly ; solu
strument with which the gardeners
I have seen little girls exercise whole hours
s. The plural of die. See Die
. To Dice. v. n. (from the noun.) To
right of our understanding.
Those right helps of art, which will scarce be An army, or a parliament, is a collection of
Thou canst not say I did it. Sbakspeare. Then let this dictate of my love prevail. Pope.
What did that greatness in a woman's mind? Dicta'tion. R. s. (from dictate.] The m lodg'd, and weak to act what it design'd. act or practice of dictating or pre
Dryden. Dict. 2. The sign of the preter-imperfect tense, DICTATOR. 7. s. (Latin.]
or perfect. 1. A niagistrate of Rome, made in times When did his pen on learning fix a brand, of exigence and distress, and invested
Or rail at arts he did not uriderstand? Dryden. with absolute authority
3. It is sometimes used emphatically as Kind dictators made, when they came home,
I did really love him.
Waller. DWA'ÇTICK. s ceptive ; giving pre-
that gives rules for some art ; as the
The means used to this purpose are partly
didactical, and partly protreptical; demonstrata To him, their great dictator.
ing the truth of the gospel, and then urging the 3. One whose credit or authority enables
professors of those truths to be stedfast in the him to direct the conduct or opinion of DIDAPPER. n. s. [from 'dip.] A bird
faith, and to beware of infidelity. Ward on Infd. Nor is it a small power it gives one man over
that dives into the water. another, to have the authority to be the dicta
DIDASCAʼLICK. adj. [dodagradoxos.] Pretor of principles, and teacher of unquestionable
ceptive ; didactick; giving precepts in
Locke. some art.
I found it necessary to form some story, and
give a kind of body to the poem: under what
species it may be comprehended, whether didas
Watts. calick or heroick, I leave to the judgment of the DICTATOʻRIAL. adj. (from dictátor.]
Prior. confident; dogmatical; To Didder. v. a. (diddern, Teut. zittern,
Germ.) To quake with cold; to shiver. A young academick often dwells upon a journal , or an observator that treats of trade and
A provincial word.
Skinner. politicks in a dictatorial stile, and is lavish in the
Didst. The second person of the preter
tense of do. See Did. Watts.
Oh last and best of Scots! who didst main
tain Thy country's freedom from a foreign reign.
Dryden. under the princedom, being indeed all kind of Didu'ction. n. s. [diductio, Latin.]
Separation by withdrawing one part This is that perpetual dictatorship which is ex
from the other.
He ought to shew what kind of strings they
are, which, though strongly fastened to the inside Dryden. of the receiver and superficies of the bladder,
must draw as forcibly one as another, in compa
rison of those that within the bladder draw so as Dict.
to hinder the diduction of its sides. Boyles [diction, French; dictio,
TO DIE. v. a. [deag, Saxon, a colour.)
So much of death her thoughts
All white, a virgin saint she sought the skies; For marriage, though it sullies not, it dies. Dryd.
[from the verb.) Colour ; tincture; stain ; hue acquired.
It will help me nothing
We have dainty works of feathers of wonderful lustre, excellent dies, and many. Becon.
Darkness we see emerges into light,
It is surprising to seo the images of the mind
praise of the author.
This is the solemnest title they can confer
useful in Arbutbret.
game with dice. An ac
I was as virtuously given as a gentleman need ccidents,
to be; virtuous enough; swore little; diced ris
above seven times a week. day; a Di'ce-Box. ni s. [dice and box.) "The
. box from which the dice are thrown. hing to be
What would you say, should you see the -s; but, in observed,
sparkler shaking her elbow for a whole night to
gether, and thumping the table with a dicemus?
dice; a gamester. shich a
T'hey make marriage vows
Sbakspres Dich. This word seems corrupted frou - forcible :
dit for do it. fixingdut
Rich men sin, and I eat root : Ray Much good dieb thy good heart, Apemantus. . A
Sbakspeare's Tiss standat,
DicΗoΤοΜΥ. κ. 5. [διχοτομία.] Distri
bution of ideas by pairs. ericht
Some persons have disturbed the order of . Hiris : f dichotomies, trichotomies, sevens, twelves, &
pure, and abused their readers by an affectatia isopropy Let the nature of the subject, considered togte 'com. ther with the design which you have in vier lesser, always determine the number of parts into white
Di'cKENS. A kind of adverbial exclama. fourth.
tion, importing, as it seems, much the Harris.
same with the devil; but I know n4
Weathercock! -eds by
-I cannot cell whai the dickens his namen ing or my husband had him of. Shahipaun ne two 'What a dickens does he mean by a trivial sum?
Dicker of Leatber. n. so (dicra, lom
Latin.) Ten hides. joined
To DICTATE. v. a. (dicto, Latin.
To deliver to another with authority i nade a
to declare with confidence.
The spoils of elephants the roofs Inlay,
Such, and not nobler, in the realms above, chich is My wonder dictates is the dome of Jove. Preto Wliatsoever is dictated to us by God himsel
, 1th and or by men who are divinely inspired, must be Harris. believed with full assurance. ch, a DictaTB. . s. (dictatum, Lat.] Rule as ; }4.: maxim delivered with authority ; prou
2. Authority; insolent confidence.
ercised by Lucretius, though often in the wrong. DOCTATURE. Bis. dictatura, Latin.) The office of a dictator ; dictatorship.
you divide it.
Latin.) 'Style; language ; expression.
There appears in every part of his diction, or
A book containing the words of any Die. n. s.
, and conjurations; that they are afraid of
Brown's Vulgar Errours. Is it such a fault to translate simulacra ima. gen? I see what a good thing it is to have a good
stamped upon the aspect; to see the cheeks 10. To languish with pleasure or tender. 1
take the die of the passions, and appear in all
the colours of thought. Collier of the Aspect. To sounds of heav'nly harps she dies away, To Die. vin. [readian, Saxon.]
And meits in visions of eternal day.
Pope. 1. To lose life; to expire ; to pass into 11. To vanish. another state of existence.
This battle fares like to the morning's war, Thou dost kill me with thy falsehood; and it When dying clouds contend with growing light. grieves me not to die, but it grieves me tha: thou
Sbakspeare. art the murtherer.
The smaller stains and blemishes may die Nor did the third his conquests long survive, away and disappear, amidst the brightness that Dying ere scarce he had begun to live. Addison. surrounds them; but a blot of a deeper nature Oh let me live my own, and die so too!
casts a shade on all the oiher beauties, and darka To live and die is all I have to do. Denbam. ens the whole character, Addison's Spectator. 2. To perish by violence or disease. 12. [In the style of lovers.] To languish
The dira only served to confirm him in his with affection. first opinion, that it was his destiny to die in the The young men acknowledged, in love-letters, ensuing combat.
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground,
and die, it abideth alone; but if it dic, it bring. But least the sons of Priam's hateful race:
eth forth much fruit.
Jobno Die then, my friend! what boots it to deplore ! The great, the good Patroclus is no more
14. To grow vapid, as liquor. He, far thy better, was foredoom'd to die;
DIE. n. š. pl. dice. [dé, Fr. dis, Welsh.) And thou, dost thou, bewail mortality ? Pope. 1. A small cube, marked on its faces with 3. It has by betore an instrument of death. numbers from one to six, which game.
Their young men shall die by the sword: their sters throw in play. sons and daughters shall die by famine. Jerem. Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good 4. Of before a disease.
student from his book, and it is wonderful. They often come into the world clear, and
Sbakspeare. with the appearance of sound bodies; which,
I have set my life upon a cast, notwithstanding, have been infected with disease, And I will stand the hazard of the dice. Shaksk: and have died of it, or at least have been very ins He knows which way the lot and the dice shall firm.
Il'isemon. fall, as Erfectly as if they were already cast, 5. For commonly before a privative, and
South. of before a positive cause : these pre
2. Hazard; chance. positions are not always truly distin
Eftsoons his cruel hand sir Guyon staid, guished.
Temp'ring the passion with advisement slow, At first she startles, then she stands amaz'd;
And must'ring might on enemy dismay'd; At last with terror she from thence doth fly,
For th' equal die of war he well did know. And loaths the wat'ry glass wherein she gaz'd,
So both to battle fierce arranged are;
Under my spear: such is the die of war.
Fairy Queen. addison.
Thine is th' adventure, thine the victory: Hipparchus being passionately fond of his own wife, who was enamoured of Bathyllus, Jeaped
Well has tly fortune turn’d the die for thee.
Drydene and died of his fall.
3. Any cubick body. 6. To be punished witly death.
Young crcatures have learned spelling of words If I die for it, as no less is threatened me, the by having them pasted upon little flat tablets or king my old master must be relieved.
dies. What is the love of our neighbour? - Dis. n. s. plur. dies. The stamp used in -The valuing him as the image of God, one for whom Christ died.
Hammond, 7. To be lost; to perish; to come to
Such variety of dies made use of hy Wood in
stamping his money, makes the discovery of nothing.
counterieits more difficult. How now, my lord, why do you keep alone ? Di'fR. 11. s. [from die,] One who folOf sorriest fancies your companion making, lows the trade of dying ; Using those thoughts which should indeed have
clothes. died With them they think on. Shabsp, Macbeth.
The fleece, that has been by the dier stain'd, If any sovereignty, on account of his pro
Never again its native whiteness gain'd. Wallera perty, had been vested in Adam, which in truth
There were some of very low rank and prothere was not, it would have died with him.
fessions who acquired great estates: coblero Locke.
diers, and shoemakers gave public shows to the Whatever pleasure any man may take in
Arbuthnoton Coins. spreading whispers, he will find greater satis- DIET. n. s. (dixta, low Latin ; drasta.) faction by letting the secret die within his own 1. Food; provisions for the mouth ; breast.
Spectator, victuals. 8. To sink; to faint.
They cared for no other delicacy of fare, or His heart died within him, and he became as curiosity of diet, than to maintain life. Raleigh. a stone.
Time may come, when men
With angels may participate; and find 9. [In theology.) To perish everlast
No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare. Mils. ingly. So long as God shall live, so long shall the
No part of diet, in any season, is so healthful
go natural, and so agreeable to the stomach, as damned die. Hakervill on Providende,
good and well-ripened fruits.
; one who dies
him by the king.
he cheeks 10. To languish with pleasure or tender. Dear in all
To sounds of heav'nly harps she dies away,
And melts in visions of eternal day. bass into 11. To vanish.
Pey This battle fares like to the morning's war, nd: and it When dying clouds contend with growing lights e un chou
Seakspert Sidney. The smaller stains and blemishes may e 3 survive, away and disappear, amidst the brightness test
Addison, surrounds them; but a blot of a deeper nature too! casts a shade on all the other beauties, and darke
Denban, ens the whole character, Addison's Spesteter 2se.
12. [In the style of lovers.] To languish him in his with affection. de in the The young men acknowledged, in love-letters
, Drydenta that they died for Rebecca.
Tatkes. ies; 13. To wither, as a vegetable. F:es :
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it abideth alone; but if it dic, it bring
eth forth much fruit 2 deplore!
14. To grow vapid, as liquor. (ี 4.8 ;
Die. n. š. pl. dice. [dé, Fr. dis, Welsh.] y? Pope. 1. A small cube, marked on its faces with Di death. numbers from one to six, which game crd: their
sters throw in play. Jerem. Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good
student from his book, and it is wonderful clear, and
Sbeksperts s; which,
I have set my life upon a cast, -h disease, And I will stand the hazard of the dice. Shakya e very ins He knows which way the lot and the due sta
? Alisenen. fall, as erfectly as if they were already çast
, 2. Hazard; chance. -se predistin
Eftsoons his cruel hand sir Guyon staid,
For th equal die of war he well did knor. he gaz'd, So both to battle fierce arranged are;
In which his harder fortune was to fall Davies.
Under my spear: such is the die of war. 2 ddison. Thine is th' adventure, thine the victory: S OWN Well has thy fortune turn'd the die for the
Droids 5. leaped viduison.
3. Any cubick body.
Young ccatures have learned spelling of words
by having them pasted upon little fat tables Sbaksp.
Die. n. s. plur. dies. The stamp used as
him Till he he dieted to my request.
Milk appears to be a proper diet for haman He sauc'd our brath as Juno had been sick, . bodies, where acrimony is to be purged or avoid- And he her dieter. Sb.tksp:Cymbairted; but not where the canals are obstructed, it DIETETICAL. c.lj. [diaithtexs.) Rè. being void of all saline quality, Arbutbhet
. DieteʻTICK. lating to diet; belong2. Food regulated by the rules of medi
ing to the medicinal cautions about the cine, for the prevention or cure of any
use of food. disease.
He received no other counsel than to refrain I commend rather some diet for certain sea- from cold drink, which was but a dietethal causons, than frequent use of physick; for those diets tion, and such as culinary prescription mighe alter the body more, and trouble it less. Bacon. have afforded.
Brown's Vul. Ers: I restrained myself to so regular a diet, as to This book of Cheyne's became the subječt of eat fiesh but once a-day, and a little at a time, conversation, and produced even sects in the without salt or vinegar.
dietetick philosophy Artwtb. on Aliments. 3. Allowance of provision.
TO DIFFER. vin. [différs, Latin,} For his diet, there was a continual diet given
1. To be distinguished trom; to have
Jeremiab, To Di'et, v. a. (from the noun.)
properties and qualities not the same
with those of another person or thing: 1. To feed by the rules of medicine. She diets him with fasting every day,
If the pipe be a little wet on the inside, it will The sweding of his wounds to mitigate,
make a dijëring sound from the same pipe dry.
Bacon. And made him pray both early and eke late.
Thy prejudices, Syphax, won't discern
Fairy Queen. Shew a while like fearful war,
Wiat virtues grow from ignorance and choice, To diet rank minds sick of happiness,
Nor how the hero differs from the brute.
Addison's Cato. And purge th' obstructions which begin to stop Our very veins of life. Sbakspeare's Henry iv.
The several parts of the same animal differ in He was not taken well; he had not din'd:
Arbutbnot. The veins unfill'd, our blood is cold; and then
2. To contend; to be at spriance. We powt upon the morning, are unapt
A man of judgment shall sometimes hear To give or to forgive; but when we've stuff'd
ignorant men difer, and know well within himThese pipes, and these conveyances of blood,
self that those which so differ mean one thing, With wine and feeding, we have suppler souls
and yet they themselves never agree. Bacon, Than in our priestlike fasts; therefore I'll watch
Here uncontroll'd you may in judgment sit;
We'll never differ with a crowded pit. Rorce. I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
Shakspeare. 3. To be of a contrary opinion.
In things purely speculative, as these are; and Diet his sickness; for it is my office. Sbaksp.
no ingredients of our faith, it is free to differ Henceforth my early care
froin one another in our opinions and senti. Shall tend thee, and the fertile burden ease;
There are certain measures to be kept, which In knowledge as the gods, who all things know.
may leave a tendency rather to gain than to irri.
Milton. tate those who difer with you in their sentia We have lived upon expedients, of which no
Addison's Freebolder. country had less occasion : we have dieted a heal
Others differ with me about the cruth and thy body into a consumption, by plying it with
reality of these speculations. Cheyne. Swift. DIPFERENCE. n. s. [differentia, Latin.)
1. State of being distinct from somethingi contrariety to identity.
Where the faith of the holy church is one, a Sbaksp. Othello. difference between customs of the church doch no harm.
Hooker. 2. The quality by which one differs froin another
This nobility, or difference from the vulgar, was not in the beginning given to the succession of blood, but to the succession of vutue.
that is to be found in nature, yet it is not convenient to consider every difference that is in things, and divide them into discinct classes under every such difference.
Locke. 3. The disproportion between one thing
and another, caused by the qualities of each.
You shall see great difference betwixt our Bo'hemia and your Sicilia. Sbaksp. Winter's Tale.
Oh the strange difference of man and man!
Sbaksp. King Lear. Here might be seen a great difference between men practised to fight, and men accustomed only to spoil.
Till, dieted by thee, I grow mature
To Diet. 0.1.
one who dies
physick instead of food.
I'm partly led to diet my revenge,
Ijoin with thee calm peace and quict;
Medicated liquors ; drink brewed with
The observation will do that better than the
day, Skinner ; from diet, an old Ger-
An emperour in title without territory, who
prescribes rules for eating ; one who
Such variety of dies made use of by Wood in stamping his inoney, makes the discovery or counterfeits more difficult.
The fleece, that has been by the dier stain,
fessions who acquired great estates: cokela
diers, and shoemakers gave public shoxes to the
Arbutbrot ar Creed
DÍ'ET. *. s. [diata, low Latin; dieta)
Food; provisions for the mouth; victuals.
They cared for no other delicacy of fare, de curiosity of diet, than to maintain
life. Kakra samuel.
Time may come, when men
With angels may participate ; and find
, not too ligbe fare. Ne
good and well-ripened fruits, Terapi
is own ctator.
ecclesiastical and temporal.