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OF OBSOLETE WORDS, AND OF WORDS VARYING FROM THEIR
Aery or Aiery, a hawk's or eagle's
Affect the letter, to practise allite-
Affront, to confront.
Affy, to betroth.
not exceeding the tag of a
point, from aiguilettes.
Agnize, acknowledge, confess, vow.
A-good, in good earnest.
charge, or accusation. Airy fame, mere verbal eulogy.
Aider-liefest, best beloved
Ale, a merry-meeting
Amazonian chin, a beardless chin.
Ames-ace, the lowest chance of
Anchor, a hermit.
Angle, a fishing-rod.
Attended, waited for.
Atone, to reconcile.
Attorneyship, the discretional
agency of another.
Attornied, supplied by substitution
Awless, failing to produce awe.
Baldrick, a belt.
Balked, bathed or piled up.
Balm, the oil of consecration.
Bank, to sail along banks.
tion, evidence, proof, Banquet, a slight repast.
Barbason, the name of a demon.
Barbe, a kind of veil.
theory; also, theory. Barber-monger, an associate of
Barn, or bairn, a child.
Barns, keeps in a barn.
Bases, a kind of loose breeches
Basilisks, a species of cannon.
Bastard, raisin wine.
Bat, a club.
in the sun's rays.
Bilberry, the whortleberry.
washers used to beat clothes. Bilboes, fetters.
Bill, articles of accusation.
Bill, a weapon, formerly carried
Bird-bolt, an arrow shot at birds
tained to pray for their bene. Blank and level, mark and aim,
(terms of gunnery.)
Blaze of youth, the spring of early
Blear, to deceive.
Blench, to start off, to fly off.
Blind-worms, the cæcilia, or slow-
Blue caps, the Scotch.
Blurt, bluried, an expression of
Bobb, to trick.
Bodged, boggled, clumsy.
Bodkin, a small dagger.
Bolting-hutch, the receptacle in
which the meal is bolted.
Bony or bonny, handsome
Book, paper of conditions.
Bore, the calibre of a gun.
Bosom, wish, heart's desire.
Bots, worms in a horse's stomach.
Borne in hand, deceived.
Bottled-spider, a large bloated spi-
| Brush of time, decay of time.
Bumbard, a large drinking vessel.
Bung, a cut-purse.
Bunting, a bird.
Burgonet, a helmet.
Butt-shaft, an arrow to shoot at
By'rlaken, by our lady.
which the wood for the fire Cade, a barrel.
also, a vessel in which char- Cam-colored, yellow.
Caitiff, a scoundrel.
Call, to visit.
Callet, a woman, a witch.
Camelot, a place where King Ar-
all night to drink.
Canvas, to sift.
Canvas-climber, à sailor.
Capable impressure, hollow mark.
Carack, a ship of great bulk.
crossways for the gridiron.
Card, a sea-chart, perhaps also the
to pass the careires, means to
overstep the bounds of deco-
Carl, clown, boor.
Charactery, the matter with which
letters are made.
Chariest, most cautious.
Charitable, dear, endearing.
Charles-wain, the constellation
called the bear.
Charmer, one who deals in magic.
Chases, a term in tennis.
in the Exchequer.
Checks, probably for ethics.
ders by inspecting the urine. Cherry-pit, a game with cherry-
Chewet, a chattering bird.
comprehension of; so called to scold, be clamorous.
Child, a female infant.
Childing, unseasonably pregnant.
cloth put on a new baptized
Chuff, rich, avaricious.
Circummured, walled round.
don; also, a piece of ordnance. Clack-dish, a beggar's dish.
Clamour, a term in bell-ringing.
Clap, to join hands.