Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, in Miniature: To which are Added an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities, a List of the Cities, Boroughs and Market Towns in England and Wales...

Front Cover
Lackington & Company, 1822 - 284 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 258 - OB'SEQUENS, a title of Fortuna Occa'tor, the god of harrowing Oce'anus, an ancient sea god Ocyp'ele, one of the three Harpies \ Oed'ipuE, son of Laius and Jocasta, and king of Thebes, who solved the riddle of the Sphinx, unwittingly killed his father, married his mother, and at last ran mad, and tore out his eyes...
Page 22 - BEAVER, bcr'vur. a. 227, 98. An animal, otherwise named the castor, amphibious, and remarkable for his art in building his habitat ion ; a hat of the best kind ; the part of a helmet that covers the face.
Page 43 - A point [:] used to mark a pause greater than that of a comma, and less than that of a period ; the greatest and widest of all the intestines.
Page 11 - He afterwards mentions, as another signification of the same word, " a solution of any thing whether corporeal or mental, to its first elements ; as of a sentence to the single words ; of a compound word to the particles and words which form it ; of a tune to single notes ; of an argument to single propositions.
Page 260 - Telem'achus, the only son of Ulysses Tem'pe, a most beautiful valley in Thessaly, the resort of the gods Terminus, the god of boundaries Terpslch'ore, the muse of music, &c.
Page 19 - The azimuth of the sun, or of a star, is an arch between the meridian of the place and...
Page 8 - Parts of a number, which will never make up the number exactly ; as 3 is an aliquant of 10, thrice 3 being 9, four times 3 making 12.
Page 270 - Alexandria, began his astronomical tera on Monday, June 26, being the first who found the exact solar year to consist of 365 days, 5 hours, and 49 minutes.
Page 256 - Icarus, the son of Daedalus, who, flying with his father out of Crete into Sicily, and soaring too high, melted the wax of his wings, and fell into the sea, wjience called the Icarian sea.
Page 260 - Sta'ta, a goddess of grown persons. Stcn'tar, a Grecian, whose voice is reported to have been as strong and as loud as the voices of 50 men together. Sthe'no, one of the three Gorgons. Styx, a river of hell.

Bibliographic information