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By laying it in the air, it has acquired such a OVERLADE', v. a. Over and lade. To overhardness, that it was brittle, like over-hardened steel. burden.
Boyle. Thus to throng and over-lade a soul OVER-HEAD', adv. Over and head. Aloft; With love, and then to have a room for fear, in the zenith; above; in the ceiling.
That shall all that controul,
What is it but to rear
Our passions and our hopes on high, Wheels her pale course. Milton's Paradise Lost, That thence they may descry
The four stars over-head rep esent the four chil- The noblest way how to despair and die? dren. Addison.
Suckling. Now over-head, a rainbow, bursting through
OVERLARGE', adj. Over and large. Larger The scattering clouds, shone-spanning the dark
than enough. sea,
Our attainments cannot be over-large, and yet Resting its bright base on the quivering blue.
Collier, OVER-HEAR', v. a. Over and hear. To
OVERLASH'INGLY, adv. Over and lash. hear those who do not mean to be heard.
With exaggeration. A mean word, now obI am invisible
solete. And I will over-hear their conference. Shakspeare. They had a full sight of the Infanta at a mask
Although I be far from their opinion who write dancing, having over heard two gentlemen who were
too overlashingly, that the Arabian tongue is in use tending towards that sight, after whom they pressed. that it extendeth where the religion of Mahomet is
in two third parts of the inhabited world, yet I find Wotton. professed.
Brerewood. That sach an enemy we have who seeks Our ruin, both by thee informed I learn,
OVERLAY', v. a. Over and lay. To opAnd from the parting angel over-heard. Milton. press by too much weight or power; to smo
They were so loud in their discourse, that a black- ther; to overwhelm; to cover superficially. berry from the next bridge over-heard them.
Some commons are barren, the nature is such,
And some over-layeth the commons too much.
Tusser. Though not the words, the murmurs over-heard.
Phæbus' golden face it did attaint,
As when a cloud his beams did over-lay.
Spenser. slunk away privately.
Not only that mercy which keepeth from being OVER-HEAT, v. a. Over and heat. To over-laid and opprest, but mercy which saveth from heat too much.
being touched with grievous miseries. Hooker. Pleased with the form and coolness of the place, When any country is over-laid by the multitude And over-heated by the morning chase. Addison. which live upon it, there is a natural necessity com
It must be done upon the receipt of the wound, pelling it to disburden itself and lay the load upon before the patient's spirit be over-heated with pain or others.
We praise the things we hear with much more And to confound two things together, which are willingness than those we see ; because we envy the so essentially different, can be the effect of nothing present, and reverence the past; thinking ourselves but great ignorance, inconsideration, or an over- instructed by the one, and over-laid by the other. heated injudicious zeal. Mason.
Ben Jonson. OVER-HEND', v. a. Over and hend. To Good laws had been antiquated by the course of overtake ; to reach.
time, or over-laid by the corruption of manners. Als his fair leman flying through a brook,
King Charles. He over-hent naught moved with her piteous look.
Nor then destroys it with too fond a stay,
Milton. OVER-JOY', v. a. & n. s. Over and joy.
Thou us impowered To transport; to ravish : in the noun, transport;
To fortify thus far, and over-lay, ecstasy.
With this portentous bridge, the dark abyss. Id.' The mutual conference that my mind hath had,
By his prescript a sanctuary is framed Makes me the bolder to salute my king
Of cedar, over-laid with gold.
Id. With ruder terms; such as my wit affords,
The strong Emetrins came in Arcite's aid, And over-joy of heart doth minister. Shakspeare. And Palamon with odds was over-laid. Dryden. He that puts his confidence in God only, is neither
The stars, no longer over-laid with weight, over-joyed in any great good things of this life, nor Exert their heads from underneath the mass, sorrowful for a little thing. Taylor's Guide.
And upward shoot.
Id. The bishop, partly astonished and partly over
They quickly stifled and over-laid those infant joyed with these speeches, was struck into a sad principles of piety and virtue, sown by God in their silence for a time.
Hayward. hearts ; so that they brought a voluntary darkness This love-sick virgin, over-joyed to find
and stupidity upon their minds. South's Sermons. The boy alone, still followed him behind.
Season the passions of a child with devotion,
Addison. which seldom dies; though it may seem extinguished OVER-LA BOR, v. a. Over and labor. for a while, it breaks out as soon as misfortunes To take too much pains on any thing; to harass have brought the man to himself. The fire may be with toil.
covered and over-laid, but cannot be entirely quenched She without noise will over-see
Addison's Spectator. His children and his family ;
In preaching, no men succeed better than those And order all things till he come,
who trust to the fund of their own reason, advanced Sweaty and over-laboured home. Dryden. but not over-laid by commerce with books. Swift.
(ver and gorge.
New milk that all the winter never fails,
Thinking it beyond the degree of humanity And all the summer over-flows the pails.
have a wit so far over-voing his age, and su
Dryden, dreadful terror proceed from so excellent beauty. While our strong walls secure us from the foe,
Sidney Ere yet with blood our ditches overflow. Id. Great nature hath laid down at last
It requires pains to find the coherence of abstruse That mighty birth wherewith so long she went, writings : so that it is not to be wondered that St. And over-went the times of ages past, Paul's epistles have, with many, passed for disjointed here to lie in upon our soft content. Danie pious discourses, full of warmth and real and over- OVER-GORGE',v.u.
1 flows of light, rather than for calm, strony, coherent
Loche. reasonings all through.
gorge too much.
Art thou grown great Had I the same consciousness that I saw Noah's
And, like ambitious Sylla, over-gorged? flood, as that I saw the verflowing of the Thames
Shakspeare last winter, I could not doubt, that I who saw the Thames overfloued, and viewed the flood at the gene
OVER-GREAT', udj. Over and yreit. T ral deluge, was the same self.
great. Do not the Nile and the Niger make yearly inun- Though putting the mind unprepared upon an u dations in our days, as they have formerly done! and usual stress ought to be avoided : yet this must ni are not the countries so overflown still situate be- run it, by an aner-yreut shyness of duiticulties, into tween the tropics?
Bentleu. lazy saunting about obvious things. Locke. Sixteen hundred and odd years after the earth was OVER-GROW',1.4.div..., Oier and grow made it was overflowed and destroyed in a deluge OVER-GROWT', 1. S.
To cove of water , that overspread the face of the whole eartlı
, growth; to grow beyond the fit and natural siz from pole to pole, and from east to west. Burnet.
to rise above: overgrowth is exuberant or ex After every overflow of the Nile there was not al
cessive growth. ways a mensuration.
Arbuthnot on Coins.
Root, and Hoor, and walls, were all of gold, T'he expression may be ascribed to an vierflour of
But over-grown with dust and old decay, gratitude in the general disposition of Tlysses.
and hid in darkutis that none could behold
Spenser When the merflouings of ungodliness make us afraid, the ministers of religion cannot better discharge
One part of his army, with incredible labour, cu
a way through the thick and over-groun woods, an their duty of opposing it.
The orer-growth of some complexion,
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason. OVER-FLY', v. a. Over and fly. To cross
Shakspeare. by flight.
The fortune in being the first in an invention doti A sailing kite
cause sometimes a wonderful etd-growth in riches. Can scare o'er-tiu them in a day and night.
Suspected to a sequent king, who seeks OVER-FORWARDNESS, 1. S. Over and To stop their over-growth, as inmate guests forwardness.
Wilton's Paradise Losl. Too great quickness: 100 great
The woods and desast caves,
With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'er-grown,
Milton. nance to frivolous exceptions, though they make nothing to the true merit of the cause, it often hap
A huge over-grown ox was grazing in a meadow.
L'Estrange. pens that causes are not determined according to their merits.
If the binds be very strong and much over-grou
the poles, some advise to strike off their heads with OVER-FREIGHT',
Mortimer. freighted; part. over-franght. Over and freight.
Him for a happy man I own, To load too heavily; to fill with too great quan- Whose fortune is not over-grown.
OVER-HALE', 1, l. Over and hale. To 1 boat over-freighted with people, in rowing down the river, was, by the extreme weather, sunk.
His weary wain, and now the frosty night
Her manile black thro’ heaven gan over-hale. Whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.
OVER-HANGʻ, v. a. & v. n. Over and hang.
OVERGET', v. a. Over and get. To pass; Let the brow overwhelm it, to leave behind
As fearfully as doth a galled rock With six hours hard riding through so wild places, Oer-hang and jutty his confounded base. as it was rather the cunning of my horse sometimes,
Shakspeare. than of inyself, so rightly to hit the way, I over-got The rest was craggy cliff, that overhong them a little before night.
Sidney. Still as it rose, impossible to climb. Milton. OVER-GLANCE', v. a. Over and glance. To
Hide me, ye forests, in your closest bowers, look hastily over.
Where flows the murm'ring brook, inviting dreams, I have, but with a cursory eye,
Where bord'ring hazle over-hangs the streams. Gay. O'er-glanced the articles.
If you drink tea upon a promontory that overShakspeare. Henry V.
hangs the sea, it is preferable to an assembly. Pupe. OVER-GO, v. a. Over and go. To surpass;
OVER-HAR'DEN, v. a. Over and harden. to excel.
To make too hard.
leare. id, yden. ains,
3 rres: re uerul V.
SE3, more s such,
Theis is beet tid attaint,
Spenser Seah that pery which keepeth from betri saad opprest, bat merey which saveth from
woched with grievous miseries. Hooker.
willingness than those we see ; because we envy the
, and reverence the past ; thinking ourselves instructed by the one, and ever-laid by the other.
Ben Jonson. 2. To Good laws had been antiquated by the course of
time, or over-laid by the corruption of manners.
Nor then destroys it with too fond a stay,
Thou us impowered
By this prescript a sanctuary is framed
The strong Emetrins came in Arcite's aid,
The stars, no longer weer-nd with weight,
And upward shoor
They quickly stuffed and mer-land
and stupidity upon their minds.
Season the passions of a child with devod and labor file, it breaks out is kion is startede to her lathe man to himself.
peare. apt, lanus.
Y and joy.
mansport; To fortify thus far, and over-lam.
ag tree, wind. kspeare. r-peering tifications Journal. Surplus;
OVER-LEAP, v. u. Over and leap. To man greatness that stands in competition with it, and pass by a jump.
extinguishes every other terror.
This part of good-nature, which consists in the On which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, pardoning and over-looking of faults, is to be exerFor in my way it lies. Shakspeare. Macbeth. cised only in doing ourselves justice in the ordinary In vain did Nature's wise command commerce of lite.
Id. Divide the waters from the land ;
In vain do we bope that God will over-Wok such If daring ships and men prophane
high contradiction of sinners, and pardon offences The eternal fences over-leup,
committed against the plain conviction of conscience. And pass at will the boundless deep. Dryden.
Rogers. OVER-LEATHI’ER, n. s. Over and leather,
They orer-look truth
the judgments they pass
on adversity and prosperity. The temptations that The part of the shoe that covers the foot.
attend the former they can easily see, and dread at a I have sometimes more feet than shoes; or such distance ; but they have no apprehension of the dan. shoes as my toes look through the over-leather. Shukspeare.
Atterbury. gerous consequences of the latter.
To over-look the entertainment before him, and OVER-LIGHT', n. S. Over and light. Too languish for that which lies out of the way, is sickly strong light.
Collier. An over-light maketh the eyes dark, insomuch as The original word signifies an over-looker, or one perpetual looking against the sun would cause blind- who stands higher than his fellows and over-looks Bacon. them.
N'atts, OVER-LIVE', v. a. & v. n. Over and live. OVER-LOOP', n. s. The same with orlop. To live longer than another; to survive; to out
In extremity we carry our ordnance better than we live; to live too long.
were wont, because our nether over-lowps are raised Musidorus, who shewed a mind not to over-lire commonly from the water ; to wit, between the Pyrocles, prevailed.
lower part of the port and the sea. Raleigh. He concludes in hearty prayers,
OVER-MASTED, adj. Over That your attempts may over-live the hazard
and mast. And fearful meeting of their opposite.
Ilaving too much mast.
Shakspeare, Cloanthus, better manned, pursued him fast, They over-lived that envy, and had their pardons But his ver-masted gally checked his haste. afterwards. Hayward.
Dryden. Why do I over-live?
OVER-MASTER, v.a. Over and ma-ter. Why am I mocked with death, and lengthened out
To subdue; to govern.
For your desire to know what is between us, OVER-LOAD', v. (. Over and load. To O'er-muster it as you inay.
Shalspeare. ilamlet. burden with too much.
So sleeps a pilot whose poor bark is prest
Crudur Men over-loaded with a large estate
They are over-mastered with a score of drunkards, May spill their treasure in a nice conceit;
the only soldiery left about them, or else comply The rich may be polite, but oh ! 'tis sad,
with all rapines and violences. To say you're curious, when we swear you're mad.
Milton on Education. Young.
OVER-VATCII', v.0.& n. s. (ver and OVER-LONG', adj. Over and long. Too match. To be too powerful; to conquer; to long.
oppress by superior force : the noun signifies I have transgressed the laws of oratory, in making my periods and parenthesis over-long.
one of superior power; one not to be overcome. Boyle.
I have seen a swan OVER-LOOK', v. a.) Over and look. To
With bootless labour swim against the tide, Over-look'ER, 1. s. I view from a high
And spend her strength with over-matching waves. place; to revise; to watch over ; to pass indul
Shukspeure. gently over a fault; to neglect: an overlooker
Sir William Lucy, with me is one who watches over others.
Set from our o'er-matched forces forth for aid. Id. He was present in person to over-look the magis- Spain is no over-match for England, by that which trates, and to overawe those subjects with the terror leadeth all men; that is, experience and reason. of his sword. Spenser.
Bucon. In the greater out-parishes many of the poor pa
Assist, lest I, who erst rishioners, through neglect, do perish for want of some Thought none my eyjual, now be over-matched. heedful eye to over-look them. Graunt.
Paradise Regained. The time and care that are required,
Eve was his over-march, who sell-deceived To over-look and file, and polish well,
And rash, before-hand had no better weighed Fright poets from that necessary toil.
The strength he was to cope with or his own. Roscommon.
Milton. I will do it with the same respect to him as if he He from that length of time dire omens drew, were alive, and over-looking my paper while I write. Of English orer-matched, and Dutch too strong,
Druden. Who never fought three days but to pursue. The pile o'er-looked the town, and drew the sight,
Dryden. Surprised at once with reverence and delight. Id. How great soever our curiosity be, our excess is
of the two relations, Christ over-looked the meaner, greáter, and does not only ver-match, but supplant and denominated them solely from the more honour
Decay of Piety. able.
In a little time there will scarce be a woman of Religious fear, when produced by just apprehen- quality in Great Britain, who would not be an over
Addison. sions of a divine power, naturally over-looks all hu- match for an Irish priest.
OVER-MIX', v.a. Over and mix. To mix though indeed natural, that example of the Israelites with too much.
who were multiplied in two hundred and fifteen Those things these parts over-rule, no joy shall years, from seventy to sixty thousand able men. know,
Raleigh. Or little measure over-mixt with woe. Creech.
Remember that Pellean conqueror, OVERMUCH', adj., adv. & n. s. 1 Over and
A youth, how all the beauties of the east
S much. More
Milton. than enough. In too great a degree : overmuch
I read the satire thou entitlest first, ness is superabundance.
And laid aside the rest, and over-past, The fault which we find in them is, that they over- And swore, I thought the writer was accurst, much abridge the church of her power in these That his first satire had not been his last. things. Whereupon they recharge us, as if in these
Harrington. things we gave the church a liberty which hath no I stood on a wide river's bank, limits or bounds.
Hooker. Which I must needs o'er-pass, There are words that do as much raise a style, as When on a sudden Torrismond
appeared, others can depress it ; superlation and over-muchness Gave me his hand, and led me lightly o'er. amplifies. It may be above faith, but not above a
Ben Jonson. OVERPA Y', v. a. Over and pay.
ward beyond the price. I also erred, in over-much admiring
Take this purse of gold,
Which I will over-pay, and pay again,
You have yourself your kindness over-paid, Less excellent, as thou thyself perceivest. He ceases to oblige who can upbraid. Dryden.
Wilt thou with pleasure hear thy lover's strains, It was the custom of those former ages, in their And with one heavenly smile o'er-pay his pains ? over-much gratitude, to advance the first authors of
Prior. an useful discovery among the number of their gods. A single doit would overpay
Wilkins. The' expenditure of every day, With respect to the blessings the world enjoys, And who can grudge so small a grace even good men may ascribe over-much to themselves.
To suppliants, natives of the place ? Cowper. Grew.
OVERPERCH', v. a. Over and perch. To An over-much use of salt, besides that it occasions
Ay over. thirst and over-much drinking, has other ill-effects.
With love's light wings did I v'er-perch these
walls, OVER-NAME, v. Q. Over and name. To . For stony limits cannot hold love out. Shakspeare. name in a series.
OVERPEER', v. a.
Το Over-name them;
and as thou namest them I will over-look; to hover above. It is now out of describe ther. Shakspeare. Merchant of Venice.
OVER-NIGHT, n. s. Over and night. Night The ocean, over-peering of his list, before bed-time.
Eats not the flats with more impetuous haste, If I had given you this at over-night,
Than young Laertes, in a riotous head, She might have been o'erta'en. Shakspeure.
O'er-bears your officers.
Shakspeare. Hamlet. Will confesses, that for half his life his head Your argosies with portly sail, ached every morning with reading men overnight. Do over-peer the pretty traffickers,
Addison. That curt'sy to them, do them reverence. OVER-OFFICE, v. a. Over and office. To
Mountainous error would be too highly heapt, insult by virtue of an office.
For truth to wer-peer.
Id. Coriolanus. This might be the fate of a politician which this Thus yields the cedar to the ax's edge, ass Ober-offices.
Shakspeare. Hamlet. Whose top branch over-peered Jove's spreading tree, OVER-OFFICʻIOUS, adj. Over and offici- And kept low shrubs from winter's powerful wind.
Shakspeare. ous. Too busy; too importunate.
They are invincible by reason of the over-peering This is an over-officious truth, and is always at a
mountains that back the one, and slender fortifications man's heels; so that, if he looks about him, he must of the other to land-ward. Sandy's Journal. take notice of it.
O’VERPLUS, n. s. Over and plus. Surplus; to pass with disregard ; to omit. If the grace of him which saveth over-pass some,
Some other sinners there are, from which that so that the prayer of the church for them be not re
overplus of strength in persuasion doth arise.
Hooker's Preface. ceived, this we may leave to the hidden judgments of righteousness.
L'Estrange. The complaint about psalms and hymns might as overplus remained still in the mortar.
It would look like a fable to report that this genwell be over-past without any answer, as it is without any cause brought forth.
lleman gives away all which is the overplus of a great fortune.
Addison. What can'st thou swear by now? -By time to come.
OVERPLY', v. a. Over and ply. To em- That thou hast wronged in the time o'er-past. ploy too laboriously.
Shakspeare. What supports me, dost thou ask ? Arithmetical progression demonstrates how fast The conscience, friend, t'have lost them over-plied, mankind would increase, over-passing as miraculous, In liberty's defence.
Over and peer.