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Unexpressive, unutterable, ineffable, not to be ex

pressed Unfum'd, P. L. v. 349. not burnt, and exhaling

smoke as in fumigations, but with its natural

scent Unison, P. L. vii. 599. sounding alone Unprevented, P. L. ii. 231. not preceded by any

thing Unremou'd, P. L. iv. 987. for immoveable, not

capable of being removed. Unweeting, ignorant, unknowing Unwiser, P. L. iv. 716. not so wise as one should

have been To use, P. to haunt or frequent Uxorious; submissively fond of a wife, infected

with connubiak dotage


Van, a wing with which the air is beaten.
Vant-brass, or Vaunt-brace, S. A. 1121. armour

for the arms Various, varied with divers sculptures and paintings,

P. L. vi. 84. variegated, diversified, P. L. vii.

318 To veer, P. L. ix. 515. to turn about Vernant, P. L. x. 679. flourishing as in the

spring Vidáds, Iced meat dressed Nord, P. 188. watch ; devotions performed

in the customary hours of rest; songs sung

while the angels kept watch Void, P. L. iii. 12. destitute of any formed being,

void as the earth was when first created. It commonly signifies emptiness; but it cannot be so understood here ; for chaos is described as

full of matter Volant, P. L. xi. 561. nimble, active Vollied, P. L. iv. 928. disploded, discharged with

a volley Voluble, rolling, having a quick motion


To wallow, P. L. vii. 411. to move heavily and

clumsily War, P. L. xii. 214. forces, army Ware, P. L. ix. 353. wary, 'cautious To warp, P. L. i. 341. to turn, to work forward ;

a sea term Wassailer, a toper, a drunkard. Mr. Johnson gives

this account of the origin of the word : Hail or hei! for health was in such continual use among the good fellows of ancient times, that a drinker was called a was-heiler, or a wisher of health ; and the liquor was termed was-heil, because health was so often wished over it. These words were afterwards corrupted into wassail and wassailer. Miscel. 'Obs. on Macbeth, p. 41.

R 3 . . . .

To wattle, P. to bind with twigs; to form, by

plaiting twigs one within another To ween, to think, to imagine, to fancy To weet, to know, to be informed Welkin, the firmament or sky Westering, P. drawing towards the west Whilome, P. formerly, once, of old Whist, P. still, silent. It is commonly used as an

interjection, commanding silence. And hence it is supposed the game of Whist hath its name,

as it requires close attention and silence Wight, a person, a being Wisard, P. a wise man, an enchanter, a conjurer Within, P. L. i. 725. xi. 470. (an adverb), in

wardly To won, P. L. vii. 457. to live, to dwell, to in

habit To worse, P. L. vi: 440. to put to disadvantage To wrack, P. L. ii. 182. to rock, to shake To wrench, S. to force, to wrest To writhe, to distort, P. L. X. 569, to twist with

violence, P. L. vi. 328. .

Ycleaped, P. called, named, termed

Z .

Zenith, the point over head opposite to the nadir

Zephyr, the west wind
Zodiac, a great circle of the sphere, containing the

twelve signs Zons, a girdle, P. L. v. 281. a division of the

earth, P. L. ii. 397. circuit, circumference, P. L. v. 560.

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