poking'-Sticks. instnimentt Tt
V ttiii;; the pl.tits of ruffs.
Polack. a Pole.
pole, I lie standard.
polled, si orn, cle.ired.
pomander, cither a composition
ot various perfumes, wrought intj
the shape of a b.ill, or a case, fr)r
containing such a mixture of per-
pome-water, a species of apple,
Poor-John, hake sailed and dried.
popinja ". a parrot.
popularity, plebeian intercourse.
porpentine. a purcupinr.
port. ^' It,-.
portagre. an outlet. — port-holes.
portance, bearing, behavior.
possess, to inform precisely.
posters. >wift travelers.
posy, a mo'.to.
potato, formerly regarded as a
pottle, a measure of two quarts ;
frequently meaning a drinking
pouncet-box. a box for holding
liertuMieN. wiih a perforated lid.
powder, lo ^alt.
practice, contrivance, treachery,
( '.nspiracy ; practical.
practisants, confederate* in strat-
practise, to use arts or stratagems,
•praise, to appraise.
prank, to deck out.
pray "« '»'«'', a law-term u»ed for a
petition made in a court of justice
for the calling in of help from
another that hath an interest in
the c.uisc in question.
precedence, what has preceded.
precedent, the t)ricinal draught of
.1 \vntmj4 ; a prognostic.
preceptial, consisting of precept*,
preclpltancf* ?' p a. t c.f ihrowb>g
I' ;>rc ^oibo
in a p .1.1 '
press, an I
f •epr, , ,
pressed, forced into n>i.
press-money, •' - ••
VkU« p.4t>t I
pressures. ;.., .c
Frester J^'fin. a fabulous
tian ki:)K • f I - ■ ' '
kiiiia, or > :
His title '
longer to b«
emi)cror but /•
he wolde have t
first preest that »c
li..M I'lit. I
prevail, t ■ .
preyf ; '.
and kU aaai« waa
PRINCIPA LI TV— QUO TE.
principality, an angel of a high
principals, the strongest rafters
in the roof of a building.
princox, a pert youtn.
print — In, With great exactness.
private, confidential intelligence.
prize, a privilege.
probation, proof, act of proving.
process, i^ summons, a citation.
prolamation, a report, a char-
yrodigious, portentous, unnatu-
proditor, a betrayer, a traitor.
proin, to prune.
prolixioUS, prolix, causing delay.
l^rono, prompt, forward, head-
proof hardened ; firm temper, im-
proper, one's ov^n.
property, to appropriate ; to en-
dow with properties or quali-
propose, conversation ; to dis-
course ; to converse ; to image to
propriety, proper state or con-
prorog-UG. to prolor.g.
provand, provender, food.
provokCG. urges on, impels.
Puck fiend or devil.
pMi-Sringr. pri'^ging, thieving.
1 'crh p-^ equivalent to /^/c^").
pMlsidgG, the Hostess's corruption
pMn. to pound, to beat.
punto. a thrust, a stroke, (a fenc-
pv.nto 7-fversOy a back-handed
thrust or stroke (a fencing-
plirchase, gain, advantage ; a
.-M t term for stolen goods,
purples, the early purple orchis,
pasll. an exclamation, equivalent
put on. to instigate,
puttock. a kite.
pU3zel. a foul drab.
pyramis, a pyramid.
quail, to overpower, to slacken.
quails, a cant term for prostitutes.
quaint, ingenious, clever, artful,
quak'd gladly.^ thrown into grate-
qualify, to soften, to weaken.
quality, (used technically to sig-
nify) the profession of an actor ;
a profession, an occupation.
quarter, an allotted post cr sta-
quat, a pimple.
queasiness, sickness of a nau-
seated stomach, distaste, disgust.
queasy, nauseated, disgusted, deli-
quell, to kill ; murder, assassina-
quench., to grow cool.
quern, a hand-mill for grinding
corn, made from two correspond-
quest, a search, an inquiry, an
inquest, an impannelled jury, an
questant, an aspirant, a candi-
question, conversation, a point, a
topic \ '.Q converse.
questionable, easy and willing
to b: conversed with.
qUOStrists, persons who go in
quest or search of another.
quick, living, alive, inventive,
quiddits, and quiddities, legal
quietus, an Exchequer term,
which denotes that an accompt-
ant is quity
quillets, sly turns in argument,
nice and frivolous distinctions ;
quilt, a flock-bed.
quintain, originally was nothing
more than the trunk of a tree or
post set up for the practice of
the tyros in chivalry,
quip, a sharp retort, a taunt.
quire, a company ; to sing in con-
quit, to acquit, to requite, to retal-
late, to avenge, to set free.
quittance, an acquittance, a dis-
charge, a requital ; to requite.
quiver, nimble, active.
quote, to note, to mark, — formerly
pronounced, and often writtCB^
K called Md Uo^'s ittl.r fr.in ii%
resemblance la buutid lo llie huoii-
ing of a dog.
rabato, a kind of ruC or band ; it
conies from rabattre, \.o f>ut i>.i. A\
because it w.is at first mulling l.ut
the collar ot ihc sliirt or shift
turned back towards the shoul-
rabbit-sucker, a snckinp rabbit.
rabole, a hand of inferior spirit*.
I'ace, inborn quality, dispnsitlf.n,
nature , a root.
rack, a raass of vapory clouds ; to
move like vapor ; to exafjcgcraic.
rag", a term of conienipt,— a rag-
ragrged, bn ken, unequal, — rough,
'i-L^garly, ba^c, ignominious.
rak . t < vcr.
rampaliian, a term of low abuse.
rank, ,. ruw ; grown to great
rapture, a violent seizure, a fit.
rar ly, nicely, happdy.
rascal, a deer lean and out of
rash, sudden, vifient.
raught, reached, snatched away, i
ravel out, to unfold, to disclose. .
ravin, t) devour eagerly ; ravening. I
ravin'd. ravenous. I
rawly, l.a>tily, suddenly.
read, vr rede), coun-cl, advice
reason, t) c rr
reproof. \.it liicniNclvo in piih-
li : view.
self-admission, tclf- allowance.
, r ,,,,,, 1, ,t 1,111
•self-bounty, inherent RenerA^Ity
semblable. .t resemblance, a likc-
1 ~. I'k-. simil.ir.
Semblably. in like manner.
•hock, t • >"ace.
sir, a gentleman, a gallant, a
sirrah, a familiar address ; an ad-
dress to a woman.
sir-reverence, a corruption of
save-revere>ice^ an old formula of
apology for introducing any too
free or indelicate expression.
sister, to resemble closely, to be
skains-mates, companion scape-
^skills fiot — It, It matters not, it
m.ikes no difference.
skipper, a youngster.
skirr, tci m )ve rapidly, to scour.
slab, slabby, glutinous.
slack, to he remiss in, to neglect,
slanderOtlS, the object of slander.
sleave and sleave-silk, soft floss
silk, used for weaving.
sleeve, worn as a favor.
sleeve-hand, a cuff, a wrist-band,
.-iltered to sleeve-band.
sleeveless, useless, unprofitable.
sleided ^^ilk. untwisted silk.
sleight, an artifice.
slight, a contraction of by his
slip, a piece of false money, sy-
nonymous with coHnterfeit.
slip, the noose by which grey-
noundswere held before they were
allowed to start for the game ;
to loose the hounds from the
sliver, to cleave, to slice off. to
tear off ; a slip, a portion cut or
slop. large loose trousers or
Slow'd, made slow, retarded.
slubber, to obscure, to soil, to do
carelessly or imperfectly.
smatch, a smack, a taste, a tinc-
srailets. the diminutive of smiles.
smooth, to caress, to fl.ntter.
smug, neat, spruce, trim.
Smulkin. a fiend.
smutch'd, blackened with soot.
snatches, shuffling, quibbling
Sneap, to check, to nip ; a check,
a rebuke, a snubbing.
snick-up, an exclamation of con-
snipe, a silly fellow.
snuff — To take in, to be angry, to
take offence ; an object of con-
snuffs, angers, offence-takings,
SOilure, stain, defilement.
solace, to render mirthful, to take
pleasure, to amuse.
solicit, to move.
^ solidares. coin.
soon at. about.
sooth, truth, sweetness, softness,
soothe, to flatter.
sore (or soare), a buck of the
sorel, a buck of the third year.
sort, a company, a crew ; to class,
to choose, to suit, to accord, to
adapt, to frame, to associate, to
bring to a good issue, to fall out ;
SOrtance. suitableness, agreement,
sorts, different degrees.
sot. a fool.
soul-fearing, soul- terrifying.
souse, to rush down on and strike
SOwl. to lug, to seize.
Sowter — /. e. Cobbler, — the name
of a hound.
span-counter, a pastime.
speciously, a blunder of Mrs.
Quickly ^'V specially.
speculation, vision, faculty of
speed, hap, fortune.
sperr. to shut, to bar. to make fast.
'spials, espials, spies.
spill, to destroy.
spilth, a spilling, an effusion.
Spital, an hospital.
spleen, humor, caprice, incon-
stancy, haste in excess, violent
Spleeny, ill-tempered, peevish,
splinter, to splint.
spotted, stained, polluted.
sprag, or spracky ready, quick.
spring', a beginning, a young »hooe
of ;« I ICC,
spurs, the UlcrjJ ihooU of the
r.M.t, of ttrcs.
squandered. ili»per»«d. Kaitercti
square, equitable, suitable ; \
squiuy. v> lo k avjumt.
squire, a slabh»h.
Stablishment. an e>tabli»hmenl.
.1 settled inheritance, a kingdom.
Stag'e. tu exhibit publicly, to repre-
sent on the sta^e.
stain, tincture, di^prace.
stale. .< decoy, a b.crson of hi>;h rank,
station, an attitude, the act of
st.iiuiiiiK, the stale of repose.
statist, a statesman,
statue, synonymous with " pic-
statute, its legal signiflcatioo, that
of a fcccuriiv or obligation for
statutes, particular mode* of re-
co^;ni/ancc or acknowledgment for
staves, the woo>r -.xX in fcr \:t.
stock a ,
s?:;' ' fr,
stoop, or i
1 sicntfy a
1 .. . -
in the air
1 larger v
Story, to t
StOVf*- ' '
• keep busy, to occupy, to
I li.illriijjc. to tax.
taS8el-e«ntle. properly tirreel-
i;;ricf, trmiMr. vexation.
temper, tcmpcranicni, cuatlitu-
tion ; lu mould, tu work, tu (ash*
ion. to compound, to work to
ijcthcr to A pro(>cr consistence.
tender, to ic)>ard. to take care of ;
i< .; ir'l. kind concern, care,
tent, a roll of lint for ftearching nr
clcansint; a w ound or tore, a probe ;
tercel. i">l'- hawk.
Termatrant •« Saracen deity,
terminations » "^ ir.inv