The new and complete dictionary of the English language (Google eBook)

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A useful tome for historians and genealogists but you really ought to get the title right. It's "The New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language". bob@winton.me.uk

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Page v - The BEAUTIES of HISTORY ; or, Pictures of Virtue and Vice, drawn from examples of Men eminent for their Virtues, or infamous for their Vices. Selected for the instruction and entertainment of Youth. By the late Dr.
Page 4 - I can tell you, Bernard. It is a sort of machine like a harrow, hung over the gates of a city, or any other place, to be let down to keep out an enemy. MRS. A. — At first sight it appeared to be a fixed block of stone, and said ne plus ultra, as if ready to put an end to all Belzoni's projects. In time, however, the portcullis was raised high enough for a man to pass. An Arab entered with...
Page 21 - Pit, pit', n. abyss, profundity, a hole in the ground ; the grave ; the area on which cocks fight : the middle part of the theatre ; any hollow of the body, as the pit of the stomach , a dint made by the finger; a mark made by a disease.
Page vi - A viceroy or governor in one of the provinces of the empire of the Great Mogul ; one who has acquired a large fortune in the Eaft Indies.
Page v - A quintin, a port driven into the ground with a buckler fixed to It for the performance of tome military exercife.
Page 14 - The apple cf the eye; a fcholar, one under the care of a tutor; a ward, one under the care of his guardian.
Page 12 - Pupil, pn'ptl, я. the apple of the eye; a scholar, under the care of a tutor ; a ward, one under the care of & gunrdian.

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