A complete dictionary of the English language, Volume 2

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Page 59 - Libration is the balancing motion or trepidation in the firmament, whereby the declination of the sun, and the latitude of the stars, change from time to time. Li BH ATOR Y , li'brd-tur-ea (512). Balancing, playing like a balance. ffj
Page 9 - Any long hollow body, a tube; a tube of clay through which the fume of tobacco is drawn into the mouth; an...
Page 9 - The absurd modes of trial by single combat or duel, and also by ordeal, that is, by walking blindfold over hot bars of iron, or being thrown into the water, were commonly used as methods of discovering guilt and innocence.
Page 11 - Tongue. t. [In law.] — Inhibition is a writ to inhibit or forbid a judge from farther proceeding in the caufe depending before him.
Page 8 - Relating to the practice of men towards each other, as it may be virtuous or criminal, good or bad...
Page 170 - A fmall piece of cane or reed, with a knot at each end ; or a piece of wood turned in that form to wind yarn upon ; a quill. * To SPOOM.
Page 14 - Judicial inquiry ; examination, discussion ; in law, a manner of proceeding, in matters criminal, by the office of the judge; the court established in some countries for the detection of heresy.
Page 9 - Clerk of the pell$, an officer belonging to the exchequer, who enters every teller's bill into a parchment roll called pellis acceptorum, the roll of receipts ; and also makes another roll called pellis exituum, a roll of the disbursements.

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