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poaring oot ; waste, the act of spilling or

thtddiitg ; the thing poured oot.
EFFUSIVE, lf-f6'siY, 0. 409, 428. Pouring

not, dispersing.
EFT, Ift, s. A oewt, an evet.
EFTSOONS, Itt'Mo^, ad. Soon after-

Ts EGEST, i-jisf , V. a. To throw oot food

Bl the oatwral Tciits.
E0ESTION,^-jls'tah&n,s.464. Tlieactof

thfowing oot the digested lood.
£00, Ig^ a. T%at which is laid by feathered

sniiaels, from which their joung is produced ;

the spawn or sperm of creatures ; anj tlung

fashioned in the shape of an egg.
Ts EGO, Igj V, a. To incite, to instigate.
EGLANTINE, ^glln.tfai,s. 159. A species

of rose; sweetbriar
EGOTISM, ^'g6-t2zm, s. Too frequent men-

tioa of a nran^ aelt

tj Coolrary to my •wo jodgmeaC I have made tb«
eiiilba arsi sylUbte at Uils word long, bceaase I w*
a a aaiforaljr m marked by ail tbe Oictioaarics I
bavc WW X bat I am mucb mistaken if Analoxy 4oc»
a<c In UOM recoTcr her rifhu, and ibortrn ibit vowel
ly jtl ai a g U la the g, as If written tg-^Um ; not bc-
CMae tMa vowel is sbort in tba Latin t^e, (for the
XafO* qaaMiCy ba> very Ultle lo du wiib the Latlo,)
km kreamc Ibe word otay be looked apiin as a *lmpl«
ki ow laanaf e, and lh« aceeni is on tbe aniepenuU
ttwMe ■jrllaMe. Mr. ElphlncUMi, wbo«c opinion in
Om Mini H of Ike crealrit wrighl, Di«krs tUe first
«e«;t ibort,~8e« Principles, No. 311.590, AJ6.

EGOTIST, f'g^tist, f . One that is always

talking of himself.
Tb EOOTIZE, ^gA-tlxe, r. a. To Ulk much



EOREGIOUS, ^-gr^'ji-fis, a. Eminent, re-
markable, extraordinary ; emineutJj bad, re-
luarkabl^ vicious.

EGREGIOUSLY, ^-gr^'ji-fis-l^, od. Emi-
neittly, shamefully.

EGRESS, ^'gr&, a. The act of going out of
aujr place, departure.

EGRESSION, i-grish'6n, «. The act of
going out.

EGRET, *'grJt, s. A fowl of the heron

EGRIOT, 4'gri-6t, «. A species of cherry.

To EJACULATE, t-j4k'&-lUe, «. a. To
throw, to shoot out.

EJACULATION,^-jik-A-li'shin,9. Asliort
prajrcr darted out occasionally ; the act of
darting or throwing out.

EJACULATORY,^jlk1i-Ui-tfir4,a. Sud«
denly darted out, sudden, hasty.

To EJECT, ^jlkt', r. a. Td throw out, to
cast forth, to avoid ; to throw out or expel
from an office or possession.

EJECTION, ^Jlk'shin,*. The act ©feast-
ing out, expulsion.

EJECTMENT, ^jlkt'mlnt, #. A legal writ
bv which an^ inhabitant of a house, or tenant
of an estate, is commanded to depart.

EIGHT, kyt, a. Twice four. A word of
t:y Th« gcnalne sound of tbe dipbtbong la this

word and its componndt dovs n»i teem to be tbal of

tbe flfflt M*nnd of «, which Mr. Sberidan bas given It

under tbe second wand of e. bat a combination of Ibe

first loand of a and e proooonccd «i closely loeclbor
at pottible. But as tbls dUtinction is venr delicate,
and may not be more easily a(»pr«bemled than ihut

between meat and mrrf, 240, 1 Itvvc given tbe diptb-
tbong tbe same sound as Mr. Sbt- ridaa bat done.

EIGHTH, liyUA, a. Next in order to the


^ tkiis word, ss It Is written, by no means eoneeys
Ibe sound annexed to it in spcMkiDg : fur the abstract
termination th being a pcifect lisp,ls quite distinct from
tbeinal t of eight, andean nevr coalesce with it wltb-
oat deprteiiig tbe word of <vue of iu leUcrs. Tbe only
soand conveyed by ibe letter of ibis word, «s now
spall. Is as if wriUen oyf 4 .• and if we would s(i>cU ibis
sound as we pronounce it, and as the analogy of for-
matioo certainly re«4a'irrs. we most necefMrlly wrilu
It eigktih, Tbls would have an niiusual appearance
to Ibe eye ; and Ibis would be a suOicient reason wlib
Ibe maltitude for opposing it : bat men of sense ouKbl
to consider that lb* cradil of tbe language is conecined
In rectifying ibia radical fault in iU orlbugrapby.
EIGHTEEN, ky^ihhn, a. Twice nine.
EIGHTEENTH, liy te^nf A, a. The next in

order to the seTcnteenth.
EIGHTFOLD, liyt'f^ld, a. Eight Umes the

number or quantity.
EIGHTHLY, lytMli, arf. In the eighth

place. •

EIGHTIETH, kylhlth, a. The next in

order to the seventy 'ninth, eighth tenth.
EIGHTSCORE, lyfskArc, a. Eight limea

EIGHTY, ky'ihy a. Eight timea ten.
EISEL, c'sil, 8. Vinegar, reijoice.
EITHER, i'TMfir,pr«a. dUtrib. Whirhso-

tuvTcr of tlie two, whether one or tlie other ;

carh, both.
KITHIOI, ^ TH&r, conj. 2^2. A dif tribuUf e

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ELD Rf.ia

n ««.Iiton,tlrT7,lJU8t,filt81-iiit«8,mJl»-pliieM5,piiim-HiAi«|,«jTel«4,

oonjnnction, aniwefcd bj Or, cither the one er ff
Uieoi^rr. |

EJULATION, Id-ji.l4.hiii, $. Outcry,

UneuUtiou, mcvftn, wailing.
EKE, ike, nd. Also, likewlfe, bedde.
To EKE, ^c, r. o. To increase ; to suppl j,

to fill up deficiencies ; to protract, tuieugUien ;

to tpie oat by lucleM additiant.
To ELABORATE, i-Ub'^rAte, r. e. To

prodttce with labour: to Aeigbleoaad improve

hy fuccetsive operation*.
ELABORATE, Mlb'^rite, «. 91. naiihed

with great diUfeace.
ELABORATELY, *-Ub'A-rite-li,ad. Ltbo-

riooJjr, diligently, with great study.
ELABORATION, i-Ub^A-rishit, #. Im-

provenejit by tucoesstve operations.
To ELANCE, i.liaee>. «. Totkiowovt,

to dart.

T6 ELAPSE, i4lpM>. ». TopMAway
to gnde away,

ELASTICK, i-Us'tlk, / po^w^re-
turning to the form from which it is distorted,

ELASTICITY. Mls-tlii-t*, #. Force in
bodies, by which they endeavour to restore

ELATE, i-Ute', a. Flashed with enceess,
lofty, haughty.

Te ELATE, hAku\ v, a. To poff up witk
prosperity ; to exalt, to heigbtea.

ELATION. *.l4'ghdn, $. Hanghtiaeff pro-
ceeding from success.

ELBOW, llU, s. $2T. The next Joint or
curratare of the arm below the shoulder : an?
lesure or angl«_To be at the Eibov. to te

ELBOWCHAIR, 2l4>^hire', «. A dinir
with arms.

ELBOWROOM, 2ll>&.rUm, «. Roob to
stretch oat the dbovs, freedom tnm con-

To ELBOW, IrbA, r. a. To ptuh wiA die

elbow ; to posh, to drive to a distance.
To ELBOW, il'bA, e. n. To jot out in


ELD, lid, a. Old age, decrepitude; old peo-

pie, persons worn oat with years.
ELDER, jl'dir, a. W. Swrpaaeiaff aaotker

in years.

EIJ)ERS, ll'din,*. PertOM wImmo age
gives them feverenoe; ancestors ; those who
are older than others ; among die Jews, ralers
of ihe oeople ; ia the New Tesiament, ecde-
sM*ticks ; among Presbyterians, Uymen iutro-
durcd into the kirk polity.

ELDER, ftdir, s. 98. The name of a

ELDERLY, lldflr-U, •. No longer yoting.

ELDERSHIlSi?ldir..hJp,s. Seniority, pri-


ELDEST, ^Id^st, a. The oldest that has
thefi ijUi of prtioogcoitorei Umt has U?ed most

ELECAMPANE, JU-klm-p&ae'^i. A altat

named also starwort.
To ELECT, hAikt v. a. To choose for any

office or nse ; in theology, to select es an oh- •

ject of eternal mercy.
ELECT, h'Ukt, a. Chosoi. taken by piefefw

ence from among others ; chosen to an ofice,

not yet in possession ; chosen as an object af

eternal mercy.

ELEpTARY. k-\ik'ti-r^». Aforaofaedi.
cine made of conserves and powders, of the
consistence of honey.
^This is SB allcraftoo oftbt ward ficcfiMfv^wkick

J place wIlhlB tlicM fitw years; and, It i8«l

.-VT"5"'}* ■? ■•»«'«^ion for ihe beller ; for, s« tbcrt

-_ ^-„^^, „ ^„ ..tT,«,,vu ,vr \M»w Dvnvr i lur, as mere
>• ao n la Ik* Latin OectmHmm, thcr* can b« oa r«a-
soa for iasertiag U ia oar £^Usa wofd, wbick is da-
rivad from It.

ELECTION, I^Ok'shin^s. The act of
choosing One or nsore from a greater namber ;
• the power of choice: votantarr psdinence;
the determination of God, by whidi any wem
selected for eternal life ; c£e ceremoav of s
pablick choice.

ELECTIVE, ^l&ttv, c. Exerting the
power of choice.

ELECTI VELY, Mlk'tiv-U, ad. By choice,
with preference of one to another.

ELECTOR, MIk'tfir, s. OB. He that has
a vote in the choice of any officer ; a prince
who has a voice hi the choice of the German

ELECTORAL, Mlk'O-rl], a. Hariigthe

dignity of an elector.

ELECTORATE. M&'tA-rite, s. »l. Tho

ter ritory of an elector.
ELECTRE, i-lik'tftr, s. 98, 41«. Amben

a mixed metal

ELECTRICAL, *-llk'tii.kll,)«. Attractive
ELECTRICR, ^l^ktr&, (without mar

nettsro ; produced by an electric body.
ELECTRICITY, i-l^k-tris'^-t*, a. A yt^
perty in bodies, whereby, when rubbed, they
drew sabstaiKXs, and emit fire, amy be fitted
with such a quantity of the elecuicai vapour.
as, if discharged at once «pou the hnman
body, would endanger life.

ELECTUARY, ^-Uk'tahA-lr-t, a.~See


ELEEMOSYNARY. ft4 mia^iilr-*, *

i-iviag upon alaM» depending iip«i chartU ;

given in chanty.
ELEGANCE, Mglnse, la. Beavty ef
ELEGANCY. Il*.gln^,/ heart, b^nty

without grandeur.
ELEGANT, ^l^^t, a. PU«ai^ witk

minuter beauties; nice, not coarse, not


ELEGANTLY, il'^^ntl^, md. Ia aock a
manner as to please without rlevafion

ELEGIACR,^l-^.jVlk,a. Us^ in elegies ;

mournful, sorru«ifuL

ty Oar own sn»l»cy wonid lr«<| as to plar« tiM
acrrDi upiifi ihr •(rnii>i t>liaMf nr tKi« word; b«i M*
OertrsikHi from the f.siU eicy^Acws, at^d ike Gr««k
A#y««e>c. (In bM«li which Uie aal«p«DalilMM«a to |wwt.)
oblige* at, andrr pain of aaprarinf t*^Maly HI ii*>
oa Iha same l«ti«r. Bm il


to piacc ilie acccat <

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drl«»»klfll-tib« m, tlbl7S,biU17t-i)l S99-pUiidBlS-aio 466, tbu 460.

Mf b*olnmd, Ikm «e bare icweelv tn iart
He vkok iajwiMEC of adoiMint • Latin or


««< n4 CTrtalUBf of • wntMe, wllhowt rMi«>v.
Ii« tW •rctnC hifM «i tbo ¥Mglkkk word — Sc«

ELEGY, kk'i^ #. A moumftil song; a

* fmtni toon ; • ilMrt poem, witboai points or

ELEMENT, M-mlot, #. The first or con-
M'toeui priudple of anr thing ; the foor ele-
■enu. ttsiuUf so called, are earth, air, fire,
vater, oi which our world is composed ; the
■roper habiutioti or sphere of an v thing *, an
k^ftdmntp m eonstitoent part ; the letters of
«a? Uagoafe i the lowest or orst radimeuU
oCVneratare w science.

ELUENTAL, iU-m&i'til, a. Prodvced
hf Moe of tb« four eiemeoU ; arising from
fint principles.

ELEMENTAIUTY,&4-m&[i-tli't-t*^. Sim-
Hictty of nature, ahseuoe of oomposiuon.

ELEMENTARY, ll4-mlD'tir4, a. UBOom-
pMUidcd, havinft onhr one principle.

ELEPHANT, il't-fwit, s. TheUrgestofall
^■adrapeds, of whose sagacity, faithfulness,
■vl onderstandiug, many surprising relations
'fbis ammai feeds on hay.


olae ; be b naturalljr verj gentle ; he is

Hppbvd witk a trunk, or long liollow carti-
hge, which serves him for hands ; his teeth
sfc iht ivonr ao well known in Europe^— Ivory,
the teeth of Elephants.

ELEPHANTIASIS, fl-l.ftn-d'l-ilf, t.. A
mecies of leprosy so called from incrustauous
fikc those oa the hide of an dcphant.

ELEPHANTINE, iU-fiU'dDi a. 140. Per-
iaimx^ to tlie clephanL

Ts ELEVATE, iri-yite, v, a. 91. To raise
w aloft; to aaalt, to dianify ; to raise the
■and with great conceptions; to elate the
wad with ykioos pride, to lessen by de-

ELEVATE, il't-Tlta, part. a. 91. Exalted,

ELEVATION, fl-l-Tli'»hin, #. The act of

nidng aloft ; exaltation, di^iity ; exaltation

sf the mind by noble conceptions ; the height

if any beayenly body witli respect to the

ELEVATOR^'i-Ti-tir, «. 621, 166.A raiser

orfifWr ap.
ELEVEN, lAif'm^ a. 101. Ten and one.
ELEVENTH, ^-lir^yalA, a. Tlie next in

erder to the tenth.
ELF, Ai;s. Plural, Elyes. A wandering

mbh, soppoaed to be seen in wild pUcea ; a

ELFLOCK,&n6k,itp KnoUofbalrtyristed

To EUCrr, l-lls'sit, e. a. To strike out, to

Inch oat by hit>uur.
CLICTP, ^ils'sit, a. Brought into act.
EUCTTATION, ^-ik-si-tk'sb&n, s. Is a

dtdvdng t^a power of the will into act.
Ta EUDE, ^-lide', v. a. To break in

ELI0IBIUTY,ll4gfc.bll't-tt,s. Worthi-
ness to be chosen. ,

EUOIBLE, fi'fc-ji-bl, a. 405. Fit to be
chosen, preferable. ^ , . _

ELIGIBLENESS, lri-J*-bl-nls,s. Worthi-
ness to be chosen, preferahleness.

ELIMINATION, i-llm-i-nli'sh&n, f. The
act of banishing, rejection.

ELISION, i-lizh'fin, s. The act of cutting
off; diyisiun, separatiun of parts.

ELIXATION, fl.lk-sk'shin, «. 6SS, 5S0.
'ilie act uf boiling.

ELIXIR, i-l}k's&r,#. 418. A medkine aiada
hy strong infusion, where the ingredienta
are almoa dissolved in the menstranro ; tha
liquor with which chymistt Uausmute me-
tals ; the extract or quiotesseiice of any thing;
any cordial,
t^ HMr« to a ^rr«|it proaaacliliQa of Uris word.

CYen smuof ihe appcr rsnkt of people, wblck changes

the i in the secoiMi tylUble into e, as If wrllira EUxtr,

The i U never prouoaneed iu thU manner when the

accent is^ on It. except when followed toy r and an>

other consonant, 108.

ELK, ^Ik, «. The elk is a large and stately

animal of the stag kind.
ELL, ll, s. A measure containing a yard

and a quarter.
ELUPSIS, ft-llp'sls, #.— See Efface. A
figure of rheturick, by which something is left
out; in geometry, an oral figure generated
from the section of a cone, by a plane cutting
both sides of the cone, but not parallel to the
base, and meeting with the base when pro-
ELLIPTICAL, ll-llp'ti-kll, la. Havingthe
ELLIPTICK, il-llp'ttk, / form of an

ELM, llm, $, The name of a tree.
ELOCUTION, ll^k&'sh&n, «. The power
of fluent speech ; elo<|uence, fluw of Uoguage ^
the power uf expression or diction.
^ This word originally, both aoioof the Oreehs
and Romans, sl(nlfted the choice and oMier of words;
and Dryden and other moderns have as d It In the
saose sense ; It Is now scarcely ever osed bat to signify
proonnclatlon. The French seem to have heen the
irst who ased It in this sense: Addlsoo has followed
them ; and as It to perfectly afr«eahlc tu the Lanu orl*
gtnal • and Io^mt, and servts to dialngnlsh orator!*
cal pronanciatlon from pronnnclatlon in general, tha
alleratkin is not withoat lU nsa.

ELOO Y, ll'A ji, #. 50S. Praise, panegyrick.
To ELONGATE, ^.l6ng'glite, v. a. To

lengthen, to draw out.
To ELONGATE. ^•Kng'gkte, e. a. To go

off to a distance from any thine*
ELONGATION, 2l4ng-gk'shto, «. 6t0, 6U.

The act of stretching or lengthening itself ; the

state of bebg stretched ; distance ; space at

which one imns is distant from another ', de«

parture, removal.
To ELOPE, ^1^', V. a. To ran ayray, to

break loose, tu escape.
ELOPEMENT, ^-l^mint, «. Departnre

from just restraint.
ELOPS,^l6ns,s. Afish^reokonadbyMii-

ton among tne serpents.

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t7 859. FlteTSyfar 77, iSU 8S,flt 81 - mi OS, mil M— pine 105, pta 107— aA 101, ainlftl.

ELOQUENCE. ll'A-kwInse, #. The power

of speaking wiUi fluency and clegaucc ; de-

irtrit languafse attrred with fluencv.
ELOQUENT, &'^kw&il, €. fiaring the

power of orator J.
ELSE, ^Ise, pron. Other, one besides.
ELSE, llfte,ad. Otherwise; besides, except.
ELSEWHERE, ^Ise'hwkre, ad. 307. In any

oUier place j in other places, iu some other

To'^EUJCID ATE, i-li'»^-d4te, r. a. To ex-

plain, to clear.
ELUCIDATION, e-l&.8^>dk'sh&D, «. Ex

planatioii, ei position.
ELUCIDATOR, ^-lA'se-dk-tftr, «. 5S1. Ex-
plainer, expositor, commentator.
To ELUDE, M&de', «. a. To Escape by stra-
tagem, to avoid bj artifice.
ELUDIBLE, MArd^-bl, €. Possible to be

ELVE8, elTS, «. The plural of Elf.
ELVELOCK, llf^dk, s. KnoU io the hair.
ELVISH, Elvish, a. Relating to elves or

wandertog spirits.
ELUMBATED,^-l&m'bk-tld,a. Weakened

in the loins.
ELUSION, e-l&'zhfin, s. An escape from

inquiry or examination, an artifice.
ELUSIVE, i-lA'slr, a. 158, 428. Practising

fluxion, utine arts to escape.
ELUSORY, J-l&'sOr-*, «. 429, 512. Tending

torludc, tending to deceive ; fraudulent.
To ELUTE, ^-lite', r. a. To wash off.
To ELUTRI 4TE, i-li'tre-ite, r. a. 91. To

decatit, to strain oat.
ELYSIAN, ^-Ikh'l-in, a. 642. Deliciotisly

soft and soothine, exceedingly delightful.
ELYSIUM, ^-lizh'^-ibi, s. The place as-

sienrd by the heathens to happy souls ; any

place exquisitely pleasant
To EMACIATE, i-mk'shikte, i?. a. 642.

To waste, to deprive of flesh.
To EMACIATE, ^-mk'shi-lte, r. n. To lose

flesh, to pine. . . . . ,
EMACIATION, *-mk^i4i'shfin,s. The act

of making lean ; the state of one eniwn lean.
EMACULATION,^mAk-&.lk'sh6n,K The

act of freeing any thing from spots or fuuhiess.
EMANANT, Im'l-nint, a. Itsoing from

soroethinc else.
Tb EM AN ATE, faii-nkte, r. n. 91. To issue

or flow from something el»e.
EM AN ATION, ^m-m^-n&'shin, a, 530. The

act of issuing or proceeding from any other

substaoee; that which issues from aouther

substance. , * . ,

EM A NATIVE, tmin-i-iU, a. Issuing

fn»m another. . . , .

To EMANCIPATE, ^-min's^-p^te, v, a.

To set free from servitude.

act of setting free, deliverance from slavery.
To EMARGINATE, ^mir'j^nkte, c. a. To

take away tlie martin or edge of any thing.
To EMASCULATE, *-mls'k&.lkte, r. a. To

castrate, to deprive of virility ; to enfeminatc ;

to vitiate hv unmanly softness. ,

EMASCULXTION, ^mif.k6U'sh8n, s,

Castration ; effeminacy, womaiiitb qualities.
To em RALE, jmbile', r. «. To make up

into a Lundlf ; lo IjiimI up, tn enrhrte.
^o EMBALM^ ^'mbim\ r. «. 403. To im-

pregnate a body with aromatkks, thM it n^

resist putvefaction.

f^ Tk0 amaHy bMwaca tkt loaf « aa4 tkt *«rti^
when lmn«dittely followed by lb« acceat. kas kMi
observed uudrr Ui« word Detf^ek. Bat ibfiiCoiiy
U DO where more remarkable tban la Ikota ward!
where the e it followed by as orw. TUa kaa katocwT
Mr. Sheridan to spell rmt*rmet, emditm, *c. iai^racr,
indow, Ac. and tUaspeiltag may, perhaps, saftckally
convey the earsory or co{|oqnirJ |>ronaarUlioa ; haC
my obtervadoa ireatly faili tn« if correct pabttc
•peakiaf docs no< preMrrve the t la lU Irac soaaS,
when followed by ai or w. The dlffcreace is deJkata,
but. In my opinloa, real.
EMBALMER, ^-bim'^r, S.400. One that

practises the art of embalming and pieservinf;

To EMBAR, Im-bif', r. «. To sbnt, to ea-

close ; to stop, to hinder by prohibitioo, to

block up. . _

EMBARCATION, 2m.blr<kk'sh&n, s. The

act of putting on shipboard ^ the act of goinc

on shipboard.
EMBARGO, {ffi-blr^gi, «. 96. Aprohibitioa

to pass, a stop pat to trade.
To EMBARK, Im-birk', r. a. To pat on

shipboard ; to engage another in any affair.
To EMBARK, Jm-birk', ©. a. To go on ship-

board ; to engage in any affair.
To EMBARRASS, im-Urrb, v.a. Toper-

plei, to distress, to entangle.
EMBARRASSMENT, im-bAr'rls-B&it, i.

Perplexity, entanglement.
To EMB ASE, Im-Use', e. a. To TitUte ; to

degrade, to vilify.
EMBASSADOR, &n-bla'sl.d&r, s. 98. One

sent on a publick message
EMBASSADRESS, Im-bis'sl-drb, s. A

woman sent on a publick message.

EMBASSAGE, Irobls-aJ^, 90,) f. A pah-
7 ... . J Uckmet-

E3IBASSY, ^m'b^-s^,
sage ; any solemn roessaee.

To EMBATTLE, Im-bAt U, ».
in order or array of battle.

a. To range

To EMBAY, im-bk', r. a. 98. To bathe, to
wet, to wash ; to enclose in a bay, to land-

To EMBELUSH, im-bllllsh, r. a. To
adorn, to beautify.

EMBELLISHMENT, jm-bjnisb-m^t, «.
Ornament, adventitious l>eaaty, deooratsun*

EMBERS, ^mli&ra, s. Without a singnlar.
Hot cinders, ashes not yet extinguished.

EMBKR-WKEK, im^6r.fv^^k, s. A week
in which an ember day Calls. The ember days
at the four seasons are the Wednesdav, Fri-
day, and Saturday, after the first Sunda? hi
Lent, the feast of Pentecc^t, September loar*
teenth, December thirtrenth.

To EMBEZZLE, jm-b^a'al, r. «. To apnro-
priate by breach of trust ; to waste, to swailow
up in riot.

EMBEZZLEMENT, ^bla'xlm^nt, s. The
act of appropriating to himself that which b
received in trust lor another ; appropriaticik

To EMBLAZE, Im-blkae', r. a. To adoni
with glittering ambellishmencs ; lo blasoa^lo
paint with ensigns armorial.

To EMBLAZON, «m-bU'aa,r. a. ToadofB
with figures of heraldry ; tu deck in gbfiag

EM IILEM, fai'blem, s. laUy, eMuaal ; aa
occult repiesentation, an aliaaivc psctoff
Digitized by VjOOQIC


To EMBLEM, inlilliB^v.fl. Torepment

in «n oeaiU or aUosi^ manotf.


EMBLEMATICK, «m-bU-mlrlk, J

«. Coiiypri»ing an emMem, •Uoflive, oocohlj

lepretcnutive } dealiag m emblens, iituig

eSuJLEM ATICALLY, fca-bli-mlif *.kil^,
ad. IndieiiiMinerofenibleins.albsivelv.

EMBLEMATI8T.lm-bllml-ttit,#. Writer
or iuwntor of eiDDieni»»

EMBO LISM, ini1>^liUD» «. iDtercalaUon,
iuertioaordayt or jrewrt to piodiMBe reguUritjr
•lid c^ttfttion of tlae; the Unie inserted, in-
torcalAtory time.

EBCBOLUS, &ii1)&-lis, «. Anv thing in-
teded uid acting in another, at the incker in

• To&djSoSS, Im-hiaf^ v. «. To form with

protuberances ; to en/;rave with relief, or ruing

work ; to enclose, to utclude. to cover.

EMBOSSMENlVim-b^'mintyf. Anything

•tsnding out from the rest, jut, emuienoe i re-

To EMBOTTLE^ &n-b6t't]y v. «. To include
in bottict, to bottle.

To EMBOWEL, Im-bdtfdl, v. «. To deprive
«f the ehtraiis.

To EMBRACE, Im-brbe', ». «. To hold
fbudlj in the arms, to saueese in kindness ; to
•eixe ardently or eagerly, to lay hold on, to
welcome ; to comprtheiid, to take In, to encir-
cle ; to comprise, to enclose, to contain.

To EMBRACE, to-brkse', e. ii. To Join in
an embrace.

EMBRACE, Im-brbe', «. Clasp, fond pres-
sure in the arms, hug.

EMBR ACEMENT, Im-briiseWnt, «. Clasp
in the anns, bug, embrace ; state of being con-
tained, enclosure; conjugal endearment.

EMBRACER, Im-brlisar, «. The person
embracing. , ; ,

EMBRASURE, ini-brl-z2ire', i. An aperture
in the wall, battlement.

To EMBROCATE, Im^rO-kftte.r. a. To rub
any part diseased with medicinal liquors.

EMBROCATION, Ira-brA-ki'sbftn,*. The
act of rubbing any part diseased with medici-
nal lk|uors; the lution with which any diseased
purt is wasned. ,, ,

To EMBROIDER, Im-bro^'dOr, v. a. To
border with omamenU,to decorate with figured

EMBROIDERER, &n-br&^'d&r-&r, «. One

that adorns clothes with iierdle-work.
EMBROIDERY, fjn-br&^dfir^, i. Flgnres

raised uoona ground, ▼arieeated needle-work;

variefEatiun, diversity «»f colours.
To EMBROIL, Im-brofl', v. a. To disturb,

to confuse, to distract.
To EM BROTHEL, tai-br6TH'll, ». a. To

enclose in a br»»lliel.
EMBRYO, jm'bpfc-A, 7 #. The offspring
EMBRYON, lm'bre-()n,; yet unfinished

in the wtmib ; the state of any tiling yet not

fit (or production, yet uitfinislied.
EMENAGOGUE, ^-m^n'|.g«V, #. A medi-
cine to promote circulation in females.
EMENDABLE, ^-mlndA-M, a. Capable of

emendation, corrigible.
EMENDATION, ^m-^i-di^'shOn, s. 530.

Corrcctbn, alteration of any thing from worse

to better; mi aHeiation nmde in the text by
verbal critictini*

EMEND ATOR, lm-ln-dVt6ry s. SSI. A cor-
rector, an Improver.

EBfERALD, im'e-rald, s. A green precious

To EMERGE, &-mlije',v.ii. TOriseontof
any thing in which it is covered ; to rite^ to
moont irum a state of oppression orobscuntj.

EMERGENCE, i-m?<|«nse, { s. The act of

EMERGENCY, ^-m&^jln-se,S rising.out
of any fluid by which it is covered ; the act of
riMug into view ; any sudden occasion, une»-
pecled casualty*, pressing necessity.

EMERGENT, ^mirifat, a. Rising o«tof
tiuU which overwbelmsand obscures it j rislnjg
into view or notice ; proceeding or issumg
from any thiixg; sudden, unexpectedly casoaL

EMEROIDS,&i'^-i1dz,f . Painful swellings
of the hemorrhoidal veuis, piles, properly

EMER8IOI^,^-mef^shin,s. The time when
a star, haying been obscured by iu too near
approach to the sun, appears again.

EMERY, Im'^r-^, s. Emery is an iron ore.
It it prepared by grinding m mills. It b nseful
in cleaning and pojishuig steel.

EMETICAL, i-mlf-^-uU,!^. Having the

EMETICK, i-m4t1k, /quality of pro-

Yoking vomits. . , , , ,

EMETICALLY, ^-mifi-kAU, ad. In such
a manner as to provoke to vomit

EMICATION,em.^kk'shfin,s.6tO. Spark-
ling, flyine off in small particles.

EMICT10N,l-m!kshfin,s. Urine.

To EMlGRATE,4m'm^.grkte^.». To remove
from one place to anutlier.

EMIGRATION, Jm-^-gr4'shftn, «, fiSO.

Change of liabiution.
EMINENCE, im'^-n«nse, 1 s.
EMINENCY, im'^-n«n.s*,i height;

mit, highest part ; exaltatioo,'contpicuoosness,
repuUtion, celebrity ; supreme degree ; no-
tice, distinction ; a title given to cardinals.

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