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" ALLAY, 11-1V. s. 329. The metal of a baser kind mixed in coins, to harden them, that they may wearies?; any thing which, being added, abates the predominant qualities of that with which it is mingled. ALLAYER, il-laur. "
Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language - Page 19
by John Walker, Thomas Smith - 1824 - 416 pages
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An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...

Nathan Bailey - English language - 1756
...to countervaa the charge of coining j which might luvt been done, only by making the coin lefs. 2. Any thing, which, being added, abates the predominant qualities of that with which U is mingled ,5 in the fame -manner as the idmixtiiK of bafcr metals a//af the qualities of the firft...
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The new universal English dictionary. Buchanan

Nathan Bailey - 1760
...to countervail the charge of coining ; which might lave been done, only by making the coin lefs. . Any thing, which, being added, abates the predominant qualities of that with which it is mingled ; in the fame manner as the admixture of bafcr metals allays the qualities of the firft mafs....
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A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to ..., Volume 1

Thomas Sheridan - English language - 1790
...ALLAY, al-la'. f. The metal of a bafer kind mixed in coins, to harden them, that they may wear lefs ; any thing which, being added, abates the predominant qualities of that with which it is mingled. ALLAYER, l-la-r. f. The peribn or thing which has the power or quality of allaying. ALLAYMENT,il-l'-mn...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...by your art you have Put the wild waters in thi$roar,a/fcj them. Stal. ALLA'Y../. [alloy, Fr.] i The metal of a baser kind mixed in coins to harden them, that they may •wear less- Gold is allayed with silver and copper, two carats to a pound Troy ; silver...
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...

John Walker - English language - 1806 - 87 pages
...another, ю to abate iu qualities ; to quiet, to pacify, to re press. ALLAY, l-l'. s. (329) The metal of a baser kind mixed in coins, to harden them, that they may wear less ; any thir.jc which, being added, abates the predominant qualities of that...
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A General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: To ...

George Fulton - English language - 1814 - 407 pages
...ad. quite ; completely Allay, al-la', v. to mix one metal with another ; to pacify; to repress — n. the metal of a baser kind mixed in coins to harden them ; any thing which, being added, abates the predoiiiiniint qualities of that with which it is mingled [ration ; plea ; excuse Allegation, alJ-ga'shun,...
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...

John Walker - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1819 - 712 pages
...tiling to another, so as to abate its qualities ; to quietj to pacify, to repress. ALLAY, al-laV s. 329. The metal of a baser kind mixed in coins, to harden them, that they may wear less; any tiling which, being added, abates the predominant qualities of that with...
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Sheridan improved. A general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the ...

Stephen Jones - 1820
...every one. Allay, al-laj va To mix one metal witli aii-other ; to pacify, to repress. Allay, al-laj S. The metal of a baser kind mixed in coins to harden them; any thing which, being added, abates \\\c. predominant qualities of that with which it is mingled. Allegation, Al-ly-giUshun, s, Affirmation,...
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary: And Expositor of the English Language...

John Walker - 1822 - 775 pages
...thing to another, so as to abate its qualities : to quiel, to pacify, to repress. ALLAY, al-lif *. 329. The metal of a baser kind mixed in coins, to harden them, that they may woar lessj any thing which, being added, abates the 'predominant qualities of that with...
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Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language

John Walker - English language - 1823 - 712 pages
...ll-li'. . a. to mix one metal with an•ier; to ijuict, pasifj, reprew Allay, al-la'. 9. the inetal of a baser kind mixed in coins, to harden them ; any thing which, bmng added, abates the predominant qualities of that with which it is mingled. \llayer, al-la'&r. j....
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