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Bcftrovm, P. L. i. 311. iv. 631 fprinklcd over
Bevy, P. L. xi. 582. a company, an afTembly; of the

Italianleva, a covy of partridges Bickering, P.L.vi. 766. fighting, and thence defraying; from the Welch Here, a conteft, a combat* Mr. Johnfon thinks it means here quivering, playing backward and forward Blanc, or blank, white, P. L. x. 656.; confuted, crufhed, difpirited, fubdued, depreffed, P. I., ix. 890. P. R. ii. iao

Bland, P. L. v. .5. ix. 853,1047. fbft, mild, gentle Toblank, S. A. 471. toconfufe, to damp, to difpirit, Blear, P. dim, obfeure, or that which makes dimnefs Blithe, gay, airy, merry, joyous, fprightly, mirthful Bolt, the bar of a door, P. L. ii. 877.; lightning,

a thunderbolt, P. L. vi. 491.; an arrow, P. To holt, P. to dart, to fhoot, to lift. Mr. Johnfon thinks it fignifies here to blurt out, or throw out precipitantly Boreas, P. L. x. 699. the north wind Bojky, P. woody; from the Belgian hofche, and the

Italian hofco, a wood Bourn, P. a bound, a limit; from the French horne Brand, P. L. xii. 643. a fword. Brando in Italian too Signifies a fword; and the reafon of this denomination feems to be derived from hence, becaufc men fought with burnt flakes and firebrands before arms were invented

To breathe, P. L. ii. 244. to fmell, to throw out the • fmell, to exhale, to fend out as breath To trad, to plait, to weave, to twift. Braided train,

- P. L. iv. 349. plaited or twifted tail

To bray, P. L. vi. 2C9. (probably from the Greek

- £p*Xa,Jhe!»>) to make an offeniive or difagreeable noire. It lignifiesto make any kind of noiic, though

- now it be commonly appropriated to a certain animal

Erigandine, S. A. I no. a coat of mail

To trim, P. L. iv. 336. P. to 611 to the top

Brinded, P. L. vii. 466. P. ffreaked, tabby, marked with branches

To hriftle, P. L. yi. 82. to ereft in hriftles. The Latins exprefs this by the word horrere, taken from the tripling on a wild boar's protheranimal's back. Milton has the cxpreffion athrrcnt arms, P. L. ii, $13. See Horrent

Pudge, P. furred, furly, ftiff, formal

Bullion, P. L. i. 704. gold or diver in the lump, unwroughr, uncoined. Bullion drofs, the drofs which arofe from the metal in refining it

Jlit, P. I,, iii. 277. except, unlefs

puxome, is vulgarly underftood for wanton, jolly; but it properly fignifics flexible, yielding, obedient, obfcqnious, as P. L. ii. 842. v, 270.; and alfo gay, lively, briflc, as P. xiii. 24

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Cxcias, P. L. X. 699. the north-weft wind

Callow, P. L. vii. 420. unfledged, naked, without feathers

To calve, P. L. vii. 463. to bring forth, from the Belgic word calven, to bring forth

Ciparifon, P. L. ix. 35. a horfe-cloth, or a fort of cover for a horfc, which is fpread over his furniture

Caravan, P. L. vii. 428. P. R. i. 323. a great convoy of merchants, which meet at certain times and places, to put themfelves into a condition of defence from thieves, who ride in troops in feveral defert places upon the road in Perfia and Turkey., It is like an army, confifting ordinarily of five or fix hundred camels, and near as many horfes, and fometimes more

Carbuncle, a jewel that fhines in the dark like a lighted coal or candle

To career, P. L. vi. 756. to run with fwift motion. Careering firei, are lightnings darted out by fits; a metaphor taken from the running in tilts, fays Dr. Newton

Carol, P. L. xii. 367. a fong of devotion

To carol, P. to praife, to celebrate

Tocaft, P. L. iii. 634. to confider, to contrive, to turn the thoughts

CatapbraBi, S. A. 1619. men or horfes completely armed; from n-anffxT-Ta, armil irumo

Catarafl, P. L. ii. 176. xi. 824. a fall of water from an high, a (hoot of water, a cafcade

Catarrh, P. L. xi. 483. a defluxion of fharp fcrum from the glands about the head and throat

Cates, P. R. ii. 348. viands, food, diftl of meat; generally employed to fignify nice and luxurious food

Cedarn, P. the fame as cedrine, of or belonging to the cedar tree

Centaur, P. L. x. 328. the fign of Sagittarius, or the Archer, in the Zodiac

Centric, P. L. x. 671. placed in the center* Centric (or concentric) fpberes, P. L, viii. 83. are fuch fpheres whofe center is the fame with that of the earth

Ceraftes, P. L. x. 525. a ferpent having horns, or fuppofed to have horns; from »if«fi a horn

Charity, P. L. iv. 756.tendernefs, kindnefs, love. Charities is ufed in the Latin fignification, and, like caritates, comprehends all the relations, all the endearments of confanguinity and affinity. The theological virtue of univerfal love, P. L. iii. 216. xii. 5 84

Chimera, P. L. ii. 628. a monfter feigned to have the head of a lion, the belly of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. Hence it fignifies a vain and wild fancy, as remote from reality as the exiftence of this poetical chimera

CMvalry, P. L. i. 307. (from the French chevalerie)

- fignifies knighthood, and alfo thofe who ufe horfes

In fight, both fuch as ride on horfes and fuch as ride in chariots drawn by them. In the fenfe of riding and fighting the word is ufed ver. 765; and in the fenfe of riding and fighting in chariots drawn by horfes, P. R. Hi. 343. compared with ver. 328

Cbrjfolite, P. L. iii. 596. a precious ftone of a dulky green, with a caft of yellow

Cuting, P. L. xi. 743. the inner roof. It may be thought (fays Mr. Richardfon) too mean a word in poetry; but Milton had a view to its derivation from the Latin caelum, and the Italian cielo, heaven

Cimmerian, P. which fees no fun, obfeure, dark. The Cimmerians were a people who lived in caves under ground, and never faw the light of the fun; whence comes the phrafe Cimmerian darhnefs, i. e. great obliurity

Clang, a fharp fhrill noife

Clarion, P. L. i. 532. a fmall fhrill treble trumpet; a elan quem etHtfino

To elufter, P. L. iv. 303. vii. 320. to grow in bunches, to gather into bunches, to congregate

Collateral, running parallel, diffufed on either fide, P. L. vlii. 426; fide by fide, a fenfe agreeable to the etymology of the word, P. L. x. 86

Colurcs, P. L. ix. 66. two great circles fuppofed to pafs through the poles of the world, interfering each other at right angles, and encompafling the earth from north to fouth, and from fouth to north again

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