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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
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learned men have compiled in praise of the Bärl
ard cuckoo?

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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
of plants diameter of the earth, which makes, in a gross
ay upon
account, about one hundred and twenty thou

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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.
which cannot penetrate the stratum diametrically, Many a sweet rise, many as sweet a fall,
glides along the lower surface of it, permeating A full-mouth diapason swallows all. Crasbaw.
the horizontal interval, which is betwixt the said From harmony, from heavenly harmony,
dense stratum and that which lies underneath it. This universal frame began;

Woord vard. From harmony to harmony
D'AMOND. . s. (diamant, Fr. adamas,

Through all the compass of the notes it ran,
Latin.]

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.
other gems, by the mixture of some metalline 2. To diaw flowers upon clothes.
particles.

Hill on Fossils.
Give me the ring of mine you had at dinnix;

If you diaper upon folds, let your work be
Or, for the diamend, the chain you promis'd.

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.

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The diamond is by mighty monarchs worn,
Fair as the star that ushers in the morn. Black.m.

The lively diamond drinks thy purest rays,
Collected light, compact.
Diapass. n. s. old wacã.] A chord

including all tones. The old word for
diapason. See DIAPASON.

And'twixt them both a quadrant was the base,
Proportion'd equally by seven and nine;
Nine was the circle set in heaven's place,
All which compacted made a good diapase.
The sweet numbers and melodious measures,
With which I wont the winged words to tie,

And make a tuneful diapase of pleasures,
Now being let to run at liberty.
Diapa'son. n. s. (dia masār]

Diapason denotes a chord which includes all
fønes: it is the same with that we call an eighth,
or an octave; because there are but seven tones
or nores, and then the eighth is the same again
with the first.
It discovereth the true coincidence of sounds
into diapasons, which is the return of the same
sound.

Bacon.
Harsh din
Broke the fair musick that all creatures made

ed.

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

actions.

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,

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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

Wiscman.

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.

Arbuthnot.

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?

Congreu. semitone.

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.

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scribing.

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
make holes for planting.
Through cunning, with dibble, rake, matrock,

and spade,
By line and by level trim garden is made.

Tusser's Husbandry
Di'BSTONE. 11. s. A little stone which
children throw at another stone.

I have seen little girls exercise whole hours
together, and take abundance of pains, to be er•
pert at dibstones.

Lxit
Dica'city. n. š. (dicacitas, Lat.) Pert

.
ness; sauciness.

Dict.
DICE. n. s.

s. The plural of die. See Die
It is above a hundred to one against any puro
ticular throw, that you do not cast any given set
of faces with four cubical dice; because there are
so many several combinations of the six faces
of four dice: now, after you have cast all the
trials but one, it is still as much odds at the last
remaining time, as it was at the first. Beatles

. To Dice. v. n. (from the noun.) To

Erson

others.

a

truths.

set

right of our understanding.

Authoritative; overbearing.

Those right helps of art, which will scarce be An army, or a parliament, is a collection of
found by those who servilely confine themselves men; a dictionery, or nomenclature, is a collec-
to the dictates of others.

Watts.
Locke. tion of words.
I credit what the Grecian dictates say, Dip, of do. [did, Saxon. )
And Samian sounds o'er Scota's hills convey. 1. The preterit of do.

Prior.

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.
Their vanquish'd foes free citizens of Rome. DIDA'CTICAL. 1 adj. (didáxtixos:] Pre.

Waller. DWA'ÇTICK. s ceptive ; giving pre-
Julius with honour tam'd Rome's foreign cepts: as a didactick poem is a poem

foes;
But patriots fell, ere the dictator rose.

that gives rules for some art ; as the

Prior.
3. One invested with absolute authority.

Georgicks.
Unanimous they all commit the care,

The means used to this purpose are partly
And management of this main enterprize

didactical, and partly protreptical; demonstrata To him, their great dictator.

Milton.

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.
That riches, honours, and outward splendour,
should

I found it necessary to form some story, and
up persons for dictators to the rest
of mankind, is a most shameful invasion of the

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.]

criticks.

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.]

Wotton.

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.)
To tinge; to colour; to stain.

So much of death her thoughts
Had entertain'd, as died her cheeks with pale.

Milton.
Dryden.

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
Te plead mine innocence; for that die is on me,
Which makes my whit'st part black. Sbaksp.

We have dainty works of feathers of wonderful lustre, excellent dies, and many. Becon.

Darkness we see emerges into light,
And shining suns descend to sable night :
Evin heav'n itself receives another die,
When wearied animals in sluinbers lie
Of midnight ease; another, when the grey
Of morn preludes the splendor of the day. Dryl.

It is surprising to seo the images of the mind

praise of the author.
Dicta'torship. n. s. [from dictator.)
1. The office of dictator.

This is the solemnest title they can confer

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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

Sbaksfere

. 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?
Bacon.

Adim.
Tatler. Dicer, n. s. [fom dice.] A player at

dice; a gamester. shich a

T'hey make marriage vows
As false as dicers' oaths.

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

Wanting proporcalled,

Di'cKENS. A kind of adverbial exclama. fourth.

tion, importing, as it seems, much the Harris.

same with the devil; but I know n4
ordi-

whence derived.
Where had you this

pretty,

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?

Cengren
-But ha'n' you found it, sir?
greater
Harris.

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,
And studded amber darts a golden ray;

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

scription; prescript.

dicator:bip:

2. Authority; insolent confidence.

ercised by Lucretius, though often in the wrong. DOCTATURE. Bis. dictatura, Latin.) The office of a dictator ; dictatorship.

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There appears in every part of his diction, or
expression, a kind of noble and bold purity.
DICTIONARY. n. s. (dictionarium, Lat:]

A book containing the words of any Die. n. s.
language in alphabetical order, with
explanations of their meaning ; a lexi-
con; a vocabulary; a word-book.
Some have delivered the polity of spirits, and
left an account that they stand in awe of charms,
spells

, and conjurations; that they are afraid of
letters and characters, notes and dashes, which,
et together, do signify nothing; and not only
in the dictionary of man, but in the subtler voc2-

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

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Sidney.

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.

Dryden.
that they died for Rebecca.

Tatier.
Talk not of life or ransom, he replies; 13. To wither, as a vegetable.
Patroclus dead, whoever meets me, dies :
In vain a single Trojan sues-for grace;

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. [, 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,

Fairy Queens

So both to battle fierce arranged are;
And shuns it still, altho' for thirst she die. In which liis harder fortune was to fall

Davies.
He in the loaden vineyard dies for thirst.

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.

Addison.

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.

Shakspo

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.

coinage.

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

people.

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.

1 Samuel.

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.

Wotts.

Swift

; one who dies

Temple

the Aspert.

him by the king.

3 race:

he cheeks 10. To languish with pleasure or tender. Dear in all

ness. }

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!

Jatka more!

14. To grow vapid, as liquor. (ี 4.8 ;

Die. n. š. pl. dice. [, 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,
Temp’ring the passion with advisement slov,
And must'ring might on enemy dismay'd

; araz'd;

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

coinage. vimend.

him Till he he dieted to my request.

He, and

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.

Temple.

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:

their qualities.

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;

Burnet's Theory

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.

Råleigh.
Thus, born alike, from virtue first began
The diff'rence that distinguish'd man from man:
He claim'd no title from descent of blood;
But that, which made him nuble, made him
good.

Dryden,
Locke. Though it be useful to discern every variety

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!
To thee a woman's services are due;
My fool usurps my body.

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

ments.

Fairy Qus

lecie.

ments.

Fairy Quest

me, the

To Diet. 0.1.

me to

one who dies

physick instead of food.
To give food to.

I'm partly led to diet my revenge,
For that I do suspect the lusty Moor
Hath leapt into my seat.
3. To board; to supply with diet.
1. To eat by rules of physick.
2. To eat; to feed.

Ijoin with thee calm peace and quict;
Spare fast, that oft with gods doth ciet. Milton.
DIET-DRINK. n. s. [diet and drink.)

Medicated liquors ; drink brewed with
medicinal ingredients:

The observation will do that better than the
lady's diet-drinks, or apothecary's medicines.
Di’zt. 7.s. [from dies, an appointed

day, Skinner ; from diet, an old Ger-
man word signifying a multitude,
Junius.] An assembly of princes or

An emperour in title without territory, who
can ordain nothing of importance but by a diet,
Or atsembly of the estates of many free princes,

Raleigh.
DIETARY. adj. (from diet.] Pertaining
to the rules of diet.

Dict.
Dieter. nis. (from diet.] One who

prescribes rules for eating ; one who
prepares food by medicinal rules.

is pro

one for

Such variety of dies made use of by Wood in stamping his inoney, makes the discovery or counterfeits more difficult.

Sifh
alone ? Di'er. 1. 5. (trom die.] One who fol

.
ng, lows the trade of dying;
d have

clothes.
Macbeth.

The fleece, that has been by the dier stain,
Never again its native whiteness gain'd. Welt

.
There were some of very low rank and pe
7 truth
him.

fessions who acquired great estates: cokela

diers, and shoemakers gave public shoxes to the
Loike.

Arbutbrot ar Creed
people.
ake in
saris

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
-last-

With angels may participate ; and find
No inconvenient diet

, not too ligbe fare. Ne
No part of diet, in any season, is so healthal
Il the 80 natural, and so agrecable to the stomach,
Edence.

good and well-ripened fruits, Terapi

nis

estates.

I.

is own ctator.

ecclesiastical and temporal.

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