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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-

vtrds.
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

cfooe'sscU.

903



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
kind.

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
number.
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

seventh.

^ 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

twenty.
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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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,
•prlngy.

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

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
near.

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

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

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

angles.

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
tree.

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

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

mogcmiurr.

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



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
emperor.

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

Eieettfrm,

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

gross.

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



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

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

* fmtni toon ; • ilMrt poem, witboai points or
tarns,

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.



aitfi^



herbs,
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,

HsedaJoR.
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

kerison.
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

hjelvcfl.
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-
duced.
ELLIPTICAL, ll-llp'ti-kll, la. Havingthe
ELLIPTICK, il-llp'ttk, / form of an

ellipsis.
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

eluded.
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.
EMANCIPATlON,^-mln-s^p&'8h&n,«.The

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-
200



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;

bodie.«.
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-
lock.

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
colviurs.

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



EME EMP

To EMBLEM, inlilliB^v.fl. Torepment



in «n oeaiU or aUosi^ manotf.

EMBLEMATICAL,fiii.bli-n4f*-kil,509.)

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
207



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
stone.

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
Hem^rHbaidi.

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;



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



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