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Cataract, P. L, ii. 176. xi. 824. a fall of water

from on high, a shoot of water, a cascade Catarrh, P. L, xi. 483. a defluction of sharp se.

rum from the glands about the head and throat Cates P. R. ij. 348. viands, food, dish of meat ;

generally employed to signify nice and luxuri,

ous food Cedarn, P. the same as cedrine, of or belonging to

the cedar tree Centaur, P. L. x. 328. the sign of Sagittarius, or

the Archer, in the Zodiac Centric, P.L.x. 671. placed in the center. Centric

for concentric) spheres, P. L. viji. 83. are such spheres whose center is the same with that of

the earth Cerastes, P. L. X. 525. a serpent having horns,

or supposed to have horns ; from xépas, a horn Charity, P. L. iv. 756, tenderness, kindness, love.

Charities is used in the Latin signification, and, like caritates, comprehends all the relations, all the endearments of consanguinity and affinity. The theological virtue of universal love, P. L.

jii. 216. xii. 584 Chimera, P. L. ii. 628. a monster feigned to have

the head of a lion, the belly, of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. Hence it signifies a vain and wild fancy, as remote from reality as the 'exist

ence of this poetical chimera Chivalry, P.L.1.307.(from the French chevalerie),

signifies knighthood, and also those who use horses in fight, both such as ride on horses and

such as ride in chariots drawn by them. In the · sense of riding and fighting, the word is used

ver. 765; and in the sense of riding and fight·ing in chariots drawn by horses, P. R. ïïi. 343. : compared with ver 328 Chrysolite, P. L. iii. 596. a precious stone of a

dusky green, with a cast of yellow Cieling, P. L. xi. 743. the inner roof. It may be

thought (says Mr. Richardson) too mean a word in poetry; but Milton had a view to its derivation from the Latin cælum, and the Italian cielo,

heaven.' Cimmerian, P. which sees no sun, obscure, dark.

The Cimmerians were a poeple who lived in caves under ground, and never saw the light of the sun; whence comes the plarase Cimmerier

darkness, i. e. great obscurity Clang, a sharp, shrill noise Clarion, P. L. 1.632. a small shrill treble trumpet ;

a claro quem edit sono: To cluster, P. L. iv. 303. vii. 320. to grow in

bunches, to gather into bunches, to congregate Collateral, running parallel, diffused on either side,

P. L. viii. 426; side by side, a sense agreeable

to the etymology of the word, P. L. X. 86 Colures, P. L. ix. 66. two great circles supposed

to pass through the poles of the world, intersect· ing each other at right angles, and encompassing

the earth from north to south, and from south

to north again Combustion, conflagration, burning in a dreadful

manner, P. L. i. 46 ; tumult, hurry, hubbub,

bustle, hurly burly, P. L. vi. 225 TO CONmerce, P. to hold intercourse with Compeer, P.L. i. 127. equal, companion, colleague,

associate Cone, P. L. iv. 776. a figure round at bottom, and

lessening all the way ends in a point To conglobe, to gather into a round mass, to con

solidate in a ball, to assemble and associate together, P. L. vii. 239; to coalesce in a round mass, P. L. vii. 292 To conjure, P. L. ii. 693, to conspire, to band

and league together, to bind many by an oath to some common desigo ; from the Latin conjurare, to bind one another by an oath to be true and

faithful in a design undertaken Convex, bending down on all sides round, rising in

a circular form. Convex is spoken properly of the exterior surface of a globe, and concave of

the interior surface, which is a hollow Cormorant, P. L. iv. 196. a bird that lives upon

fish, eminently greedy and rapacious. .. Cornice, P. L. i. 716. the uppermost member of

the entablature of a column ; the highest pro

jection of a wall or column Corny, P. L. vii. 321. strong or hard like horn,

horny; of the Latin corneus, horny

To couch, P. L. ii. 536. to fix or place the spear

in the rest, in the posture of attack; from the

French coucher, to place Couchant, P. L. iv. 406. lying down, squatting To cover, P. L. i 763. to inclose Crank, P. any conceit formed by twisting, or

changing, in any manner, the form or meaning

of a word To craze, P. L. xii. 210. S. A. 571. to crush,

bruise, or break in picces, to weaken Crescent, P. L. X. 434. any similitude of the moon

increasing. The Turks bear the horned moon,

the crescent, in their ensigns Crescent, P. L. i. 439, increasing, growing, in a

state of increase Cresset, P. L. i. 728. a great blazing light set apon

a beacon, light-house, or watch-tower To crown, P. L. v. 445. to fill above the brim, , yet not so as to run over Crude, not brought to perfection, unfinished, im

mature, P. L. vi. 511. premature and coming

before its time, S. A, 700 Cubic. P. L. vi. 399. four square Cuirassiers, P. R. iii. 328. horsemen armed with

cuirasses, which covered the body quite round,

from the neck to the waist To culminate, P. L. j. 617. to be vertical and

shoot directly, to be in the meridian Curfeu, P. (of the French couvre feu.) William

the Conqueror, in the first year of his reign, commanded that in every town and village a bell

should be rung every night at eight of the clock, and that all persons should then put out their fire and candle, and go to bed; the ringing of

which bell was called curfeu Cycle, P. L. viii. 84. a circle in the heavens, ima..

ginary orbs Cynosure, P. the star next the north-pole, by which

sailors steer; the constellation of Ursa Minor

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Dank, damp, humid, moist, wet
Dapper, P. little and active, lively without bulk
To dapple, P. to streak, to vary, to diversify with

colours To damask, P. L. iv. 334. to variegate, to dia,

versify Darkling, P. L. i. 39. in the dark without light;

a word merely poetical To debel, P. R. iv. 605. to conquer, to overcome.

in war; of the Latin debello To defend, P. L. xi. 86. xii. 207. P. R. ii. 370.

to forbid, prohibit, keep off, hinder ; of the

French dcfendre, to forbid Dell, P. a steep place or valley, a pit, hole in the

ground, any cavity in the earth Debonair, P. elegant, civil, well bred, gentle, com

plaisant Democratic, P. R. iv. 269. a popular government Diapason, P. a perfect concord through all the

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