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specific contagion; and when it once makes its There are 147 species, distinguished by their appearance, it not unfrequently spreads with antennæ, the color of the elytra, &c. The larvæ great rapidity. A peculiar disposition in the of the dytiscus are often met with in water atmosphere seems often to predispose, or give They are oblong, and have six scaly feet. Their sise to the dysentery, in which case it prevails body consists of eleven segments. The head is epidemically. The disease, however, is much large, with four filiform antennæ, and a strong more prevalent in warm climates than in cold pair of jaws. The last segments of their body ones. When the symptoms produce great loss have rows of hairs on the sides; and the abdoof strength, and are accompanied with a putrid men is terminated by two spines charged with tendency and a fætid involuntary discharge, the the like hairs, forming a kind of plumes. These disease often terminates fatally in the course of a larvæ are frequently of a greenish variegated few days; but when they are more moderate, it brown: they are lively, active, and extremely is often protracted to a considerable length of roracious: they devour and feed upon other time, and goes off at last by a gentle perspiration. water insects, and often tear and destroy each When the discase is of long standing, and has other. The perfect insect is little inferior to its become habitual, it seldom admits of an easy larvæ in voraciousness, but it can only exercise cure ; and when it attacks a person laboring under its cruelty on the young larvæ; the perfect laran advanced stage of scurvy, or pulmonary con- væ, like himself, being sheltered by the kind of sumption, or whose constitution has been much scaly cuirass with which they are armed. This impaired by any other disorder, it is sure to prove creature must be touched cautiously; for, besides fatal. See MEDICINE.

its power of giving a severe gripe with its jaws, DYSOPIA; from dus, bad, and wt, an eye. it has under the thorax a long sharp spine, which Depraved sight, requiring certain light, particu- it will drive into the fingers by the effort it lar distance, or one position. A genus of disease makes to move backwards. The eggs of the in the class locales, and order dysæsthesiæ of dytisci are rather large, and are inclosed in a Cullen, containing the five following species :- kind of silky duskish cod, of a strong and thick 1. D. tenebrarum, requiring objects to be placed texture, in form round, and terminated by a long in a strong light. 2. D. luminis, in which ob- slender tail, of the same substance. These cous jects are only discernible in a weak light. 3. are often found in the water, and from them are D. dissitorum, in which distant objects are not brought forth the eggs and larvæ of the dytisci. perceived. 4. D. proximorum, in which objects The strength of these cods serves the insect to when near are not perceived. 5. D. lateralis, in defend their eggs from the voraciousness of which objects are not seen, unless placed in an several other aquatic insects, and even from that oblique position.

of their fellow dytisci. Many species of the DYSPEPSIA, or DYSPEPSY, from dus, had, perfect insect are common in stagnated waters, and menTW, to concoct. Indigestion. Dr. Cullen which they quit in the evening to fly about. arranges this genus of discase in the class neuroses, They swim with incredible agility, using their and order adynamiæ. It chiefly arises in persons hinder legs as oars. The elytra of the females are between thirty and forty years of age, who lead in general furrowed, and those of the males either a very sedentary or irregular life. plain. When they first arrive at their perfect

DY'SPHONY, n. š. Avopwvia. A difficulty state, their elytra are almost transparent, and in in speaking, occasioned by an ill disposition of many species of a beautiful dun color, mingled

with shades of a greenish-brown. The best DYSPNOʻEA, n. s. Avoryola. A difficulty method of catching them is with a hand-net, or of breathing; straitness of breath.

sieve; for they are so nimble, and exercise their DYSURIA; from ovs, difficult, and spov


weapons so often, and with such painurine. Difficulty and pain in discharging the ful success to those who endeavour to catch urine. A genus of disease in the class locales, them, that they are very often obliged to let and order epischesis of Cullen, containing six them escape; the easiest way to kill them, is to species :-1. D. ardens, a sense of heat, without let them fall into boiling hot water, which any manifest disorder of the bladder. 2. D instantly destroys them. spasmodia, from spasm. 3. D. compressionis, DYVOUR, or bare-man, in Scots law, a from mechanical compression of the neighbour- person who, being involved in debt, and unable ing parts. 4. D. phlogistica, from violent inflam- to pay, to avoid imprisonment, makes cession of mation. 5. D. calculosa, from stone in the his effects in favor of his creditors; and dres bladder. 6. D. mucosa, froin an abundant se- his devoir and duty to them, proclaiming himcretion of mucus.

self bare-man and indigent, and becoming debtDY'SURY, n. š. Avospia. A difficulty in bound 10 them of all he has. The word is used making urinc.

in the same sense as BANKRUPT : see that

article. It doth end in a dysentery, pains of the hæmor- - DZIDZA, a town of Albania, situated on the thoids, inflammations of any of the lower parts, diabetes, a continual pissing, or a kot dysury, dificulty of declivity and top of a barren mountain. The making water.


Albanian Christians have a monastery and seve

ral churches here. The arable land in the neighDYTISCUS, the water-beetle, in zoology, a bourhood is laid out in vineyards, and the situagenus of insects of the order of the coleoptera. tion being warm, very fine wine is produced, The antennæ are slender and setaceous; the but there is a scarcity of fresh water. It is eighhind feet hairy, and formed for swimming. teen miles from Delvinaki.

the organs.


E, the fifth letter of the Hebrew, Phænician, EACHARD (John), an eminent English diSyriac, Samaritan, Sanscrit, Greek, Latin, Ar- vine, born in Suffolk about 1636. He was edumenian, Coptic, Georgian, German, Italian, cated at Cambridge, and became fellow of CaSpanish, French, and English languages, iş de- therine Hall. In 1670 he published, without rived, say Ainsworth and Minsheu, from the his name, a piece entitled The Grounds and Heb. 17, turned, and the small line fixed to the Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy and foot; but it seems more naturally deduced from Religion enquired into. He blended considerable the Phænician 1, altered by the Greeks to E? E

humor with his remarks, which gave rise to a

In 1675 he was chosen mashas two sounds; long, as scēne, and short, as long controversy. měn. It is the most frequent vowel in the ter of Catherine Hall upon the decease of Dr. English language; for it not only is used like John Lightfoot; and in 1676 was created D. D. the rest in the beginning or end of words, but by royal mandate, Besides the above work, be has the peculiar quality of lengthening the fore- wrote some tracts on Mr. Hobbes's Notions. He going vowel, as căn, căne; măn, măne; gặp,

died in 1697. gāpe, &c. Yet it sometimes occurs final, where EACHARD (Laurence), an eminent English yet the foregoing vowel is not lengthened; as historian of the eighteenth century. He was gone, knowlědgc, edge, give. Anciently alnost educated in the university of Cambridge, and every word ended with e, as for can, canne; for

presented to the living of Welton and Elkington year, yeare; for great, greate; for need, neede; in Lincolnshire, where he spent above twente for flock, flocke. It is probable that this e final years, and distinguished himself by his writings, had at first a soft sound, like the female e of the especially his History of England, which was French; and that afterwards it was in poetry attacked by Dr. Calamy and by Mr. Oldmison. either mute or vocal, as the verse required, till

His General Ecclesiastical History, from the at last it became universally silent.

Ea has the Nativity of Christ to the first Establishment of sound of e long : the e is commonly lengthened Christianity by Human Laws, under the emperot rather by the immediate addition of a than by

Constantine the Great, has passed through several the apposition of e to the end of the word; as editions. He was installed archdeacon of Stowe měn, mēan; sěl, sēal; mēt, mēat; nět, nēat. and prebend of Lincoln in 1712. He died in

1730. EACH, pron. Goth. eilih; Sax. aelch; Dut. elch ; Scot. ilk ; Gr. elka; from Heb. W'X, aish,

EAD (@d. ed.) in the compound, and codig each.-Minsheu. Either of two ; every one of

in the simple names, denote happiness or bles

sedness. Thus Eadward is a happy preserver ; a number; corresponding with other.

Eadulph, happy assistance; Eadgar, happy Woo to you farisees that tithen mynte and ruwe and ech eerbe ; and leeuen doom and the charite of carius, Eupolemus

, Fausta, Fortunatus, Felici


power; Eadwin, happy conqueror; which MaGod : for it bihofte to do these thingis and not to leeue tho.

Wiclif. Luke xi.

anus, &c., do in some measure resemble. Bad Let each esteem other better than themselves.

may also in some cases be derived from the Sax. Phil. ii. 3.

euth, which signifies, easy, gentle, mild. But wel I wote he lied right in dede;

EADMER, or EADMERCs, an ancient English Of cursing ought eche gilty man him drede, historian, whose parentage and birti-place are For curse wol sle right as assoiling saveth,

not well known. Being a monk, in the catheAnd also ware bim of a significavit.

dral of Canterbury, he became the bosom friend Chaucer. Prol. to Cant. Tales.

and companion of two archbishops, St. Anselm "Tis said they eat each other.

and Ralph. To the former he was appointed Shakspeare. Macbeth.

spiritual director by the pope. In 1120 be was Now I feel by proof, That fellowship in pain divides not smart,

sent for by king Alexander I. of Scotland, to be Nor lightens ought each man's peculiar load.

raised to the primacy of that kingdom ; and Milton.

having obtained leave of king Henry, and the Wise Pluto said, the world with men was stored,

archbishop of Canterbury, he departed for ScutThat succour each to other inight afford. Denham.

land, where he was kindly received by the king; Go, dear ; each minute does new danger bring.

and on the third day after his arrival was elected Dryden.

bishop of St. Andrew's. But on the day after Loveliest of women! heaven is in thy soul ; his election Eadmer told the king that he was Beauty and virtue shine for ever round thee, determined to be consecrated by none but the Brighi'ning each other! Thou art all divine.

archbishop of Canterbury. Alexander declar

Addison's Cato. ing that the see of Canterbury had no preThey are in such small spheres as to repel each eminency over that of St. Andrew's, Eadmer other; that is, they are applied to each other by such very small surfaces, that the attraction of the particles laid his pastoral staff on the high altar, whence

at length sent his pastoral ring to the king, and of each drop to its own ceutre is greater than its attraction to the surface of the drop in its vicinity.

he had taken it; and, abandoning his bishopric

, Dirwin.

returned to England. Some time after, however, Whate'er of wonder Reynolds now may raise,

he wrote a submissive letter to the king of Scot Raphael still boasts contemporary praise :

land, which was accompanied by an epistle to Euch dazzling light and gaudies bloom subdued, the same purpose from the archbishop; these With undiminished awe his works are viewed. letters, however, did not produce the desired ef

Sheridan, fect. Eadmer is most worthy of our regard for

Span. agrio ; ' Ital

. agro satisfied with the fruition.

his historical works, particularly for his excellent

His Numidian genius history of the affairs of England in his own time,

Is well disposed to mischief, were he prompt from A.D. 1066 to A. D. 1122; in wbich he has And cager on it; but he must be spurred. inserted many original papers, and preserved

Addison's Cato.

Juba lives to catch important facts, nowhere else to be found. This

That dear embrace, and to return it too, work has been highly commended, both by an

With mutual warmth and eagerness of love. cient and modern writers, for its authenticity, as

Id. well as regularity of composition and purity of

Detraction and obloquy are received with as much style. It is indeed more free from legendary tales' eagerness as wit and humour. Id. Freeholder. than any other work of that period.

The things of this world, with whatever eagerness EAGER, adj. Sax. eagor; Fr. aigre; they engage our pursuit, leave us still empty and unEA'GERLY, adv.

Rogers. EA'GERNESS, n. s. Lye says from the Sax.

A vulgar man is captious and jealous ; eager and eggian, to stimulate; a word still used (at least impetuous about trifles. He suspects himself to be egg, v. a.) in vulgar conversation. But Lat. slighted, thinks every thing that is said meant at him : acer, sharp, brisk, from Gr. akis, seems the more if the company happens to laugh, he is persuaded probable derivation of the whole. Keen; sharp; they laugh at him : he grows angry and testy, says ardent; acrid : hence keenly desirous; quick; something very impertinent, and draws himself into vehement; animated; impetuous.

a scrape, by showing what he calls a proper spirit, and asserting himself.

Chesterfield. Apt as well to quicken the spirits as to allay that which is too eager.

Hooker. Snatch not eagerly at every advantage offered by

his unskilfulness or inattention; but point out to him The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold. - It is a nipping and an eager air.

kindly, that by such a move he places or leaves a

Shakspeare. Hamlet. piece in danger and unsupported.
With a sudden vigour it doth posset

To all places of general resort, where the standard And curd, like eager droppings into milk, of pleasure is erected, we run with equal eagerness, The thin and wholesome blood.

Id. or appearance of eagerness, for very different reasons. Brutus gave the word too early,

Johnson. Who having some advantage on Octavius,

She sees a world stark blind to what employs Took it too eagerly; his soldiers fell to spoil, Her eager thought, and feeds her flowing joys : Whilst we by Anthony were all inclosed.

Though Wisdom hail them, heedless of her call,

Shakspeure. Flics to save some, and feels a pang for all ; She knew her distance, and did angle for me, IIerself as weak as her support is strong, Madding my eagerness with her restraint. I. She feels that frailty she denied so long. Cowper. . The Aesh shrinketh, but the bone resisteth, where

As eager runs the market-crowd, by the cold becometh more eager.

When, · Catch the thief!' resounds aloud;
Bacon's Natural History.

So Maggie runs, the witches follow, Abundance of rain froze so eagerly as it fell, that it Wi' mony an eldritch skreech and hollow. seemed the depth of winter had of a sudden been

Burns. come in.

Knolles's History of the Turks. Then came his fit again, which to o'ercome, Covetous men need neither clock nor bell to awaken

As eagerly the barred-up bird will beat them; their desires make them restless. Oh that His breast and beak against his wiry dome we could with as much eagerness seek the true riches, Till the blood ringe his plumage, so the heat which only can make us happy.

Of his impeded soul would through his bosom eat. Bp. Hall. Contemplations.

Byron. Of action eager, and intent of thought,

EAGLE, n. s.

Fr. aigle ; Ital.and The chiefs your honourable danger sought.

EAGLE-EYED, ad). Lat. aquila; Port.
Dryden's Ovid.

aguia. Etymologists Eager to read the rest, Achates came.

Id. Æneid.
EA'G LE-SPEED, n. s.

have sometimes tracEA'GLE-STONE,

ed this name to the Have you not seen, when whistled from the fist, Some faulcon stooped at what her eye designed,


acuteness of its sight; and, with her


to quarry

missed. Dryden. EA'GLE-WINGED, adj. j sometimes its I'll kill thee with such eagerness of haste,

swift flying (acutè videndo aut volando, Fest.) As fiends, let loose, would lay all nature waste. and again to its acute beak and claws (ab acu

Id. mine rostri et unguium. Id.) But Ainsworth says. Gold will be sometimes so eager, as artists call it, more probably from aquilus, dun-colored, i. e that it will as little endure the hammer as glass itself. from aqua, water; either because of a common

Locke. color or the habits of this bird. A bird of the The eagerness and strong bent of the mind after falcon genus. The first three compounds are knowledge, if not warily regulated, is often an hin- obvious in their meaning. For eagle-stone, see drance to it.

Ætites, and the extract.

An eaglet is a young Nor do the eager clamours of disputants yield more

eagle. relief to eclipsed truth, than did the sounding brass of old to the labouring moon.

Glanville's Scepsis. If you stop the holes of a hawk's bell it will make Imperfect zeal is hot and eager, without knowledge. no ring, but a fiat noise or rattle; and so doth the

Sprat. ætites, or eaglestone, which hath a little stone in with To the holy war how fast and eagerly did men go, it.

Bacon. when the priest persuaded them that whosoever died This treason of his sons did the king express in an in that expedition was a martyr.

South, emblem, wherein was an eagle with three eaglets tyHow eagerly he few, when Europe's fate

ring on her breast, and the fourth cking

one of Did for the seed of future actions wait. Stepney.

her eyes.

Davies. Vol. VII.

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The snake each year fresh skin resumes, maintains thai, as the emperors of the east, when And eagles change their aged plumes;

there were two on the throne at the same time, The faded rose each spring receives

struck their coins with the impression of a cross, A fresh red tincture on her leaves :

with a double traverse, which each of them beld But if your beauties once decay,

in one hand, they did the same with the eagle, You never know a second May.


but, instead of doubling it, represented it with As he was quick and perspicacious, so was he in- two heads; in which they were followed by the wardly eagle-eyed, and versed in the bumours of his emperors of the West

. F. Papebroche rather insubjects.

clines to think the use of the eagle with two Every one is eagle-eyed to see Another's faults and his deformity. Dryden.

heads to be merely arbitrary; though be grants There is a lust in man no charm can tame,

it probable, that it was first introduced on the Of loudly publishing his neighbour's shame; occasion of two emperors at the same time. The On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly;

eagle on medals, according to M. Spanheim, is a While virtuous actions are but born and die. symbol of divinity and providence; but, accord


ing to all other antiquaries, of empire. The The eaglestone contains, in a cavity within it, a princes on whose medals it is most usually small loose stone, which rattles when it is shaken; found are, the Ptolemies, and the Seleucidæ of and every fossil, with a nucleus in it, has obtained Syria. An eagle with the word Consecratio, exthe name. The analogy between a stone, thus containing another within it , or, as the fanciful writers presses the apotheosis of an emperor.

Eagle, in ancient Irish coinage, a sort of base express it, pregnant with another, and a woman big with child, led people to imagine that it must have money, current in Ireland in the first years of great virtues and effects in accelerating or retarding Edward I., about A. D. 1272; named, like the delivery ; so that, if tied to the arm of a woman lionines, rosades, and many other coins of the with child, it prevents abortion; and if to the leg, it same period, from the figures with which they promotes delivery. On such idle and imaginary vir- were impressed. The current coin of the kingtues was raised all the credit which this famous fossil dom was then a composition of copper and silver, possessed for many ages.

Hill's Materia Medicu. in a certain proportion, but so much below the Arts still followed where Rome's eagles flew. standard of England that they were not intrin

Pope. sically worth quite half so much. They were Abrupt, with eaglespeed she cut the sky, imported out of France and other foreign cousInstant invisible to mortal eye.


tries. When Edward was established on the throne, Draw forth the monsters of the’ abyss profound, he set up mints in Ireland for coining good moOr fetch the' aerial eagle to the ground.


ney, and decried the use of the eagles and all Eagles are said to be extremely sharp-sighted, and, other kinds of base coins; making it death, with when they take flight, spring perpendicularly upward, confiscation of effects, to import any more of with their eyes steadily fixed upon the sun. Calmet.

them. The moles and bats in full assembly find,

Eagle, in architecture, is a figure of that bird, On special search, the keen-eyed eagle blind.

anciently used as an attribute, or cognizance of And did they dream, and art thou wiser now?

Jupiter, in the capital and friezes of the columns Prove it—if better, I submit and bow.


of temples consecrated to that god. It has been said (I believe by D'Alembert), that

Eagle, in astronomy, a constellation of the the highest offices in church and state resemble a pynorthern hemisphere, having its right wing conramid, whose top is accessible to only two sorts of tiguous to the equinoctial. See Aquila, and animals, eagles and reptiles. My pinions were not

ASTRONOMY. There are also three stars, destrong enough to pounce upon its top, and I scorned, by creeping, to ascend its summit. Bp. Watson.

nominated, among the Arab astronomers, nast,

i. e. eagle, viz. 1. Nasr sohail, the eagle of canoThe Eagle, in antiquity, was borne by way of pus; called also sitareh jemen, the star of Arabia ensign by several nations. The first who seem Felix, over which it is supposed to preside ; ?. to have assumed the eagle are the Persians, ac- Nasr althair, the flying eagle; and 3. Nasr alcording to Xenophon. It was afterwards assumed veke, the resting eagle. by the Romans; who, after a great variety of

Eagle, in heraldry, is accounted one of the standards, at last fixed on the eagle, in the se- most noble bearings in armoury; and ought to cond year of the consulate of C. Marius. Till be given to none but such as greatly excel in gethat time, they had used indifferently wolves, nerosity and courage, or who have done singular leopards, and eagles, according to the humor of services to their sovereigns; in which cases they the commander. The Roman eagles were not may be allowed a whole eagle, or an eagle paispainted on a cloth or flag; but were figures in re- sant, or only the head or other parts thereof, in lievo, of silver or gold, borne on the tops of pikes : proportion to their exploits. the wings being displayed, and frequently a thun

Eagle, in ornithology. See Falco. derbolt in their talons. Under the eagle on the pike, were piled bucklers, and sometimes crowns. Eagle, Black, an order Thus much we learn from the medals. Constan- of knighthood, instituted in tine is said to have first introduced the eagle 1701, by the elector of with two heads, to intimate that, though the em- Brandenburgh, on his being pire seemed divided, it was yet only one body. crowned king of Prussia. This is proved by an eagle with two heads noted The knights wear an orange by Lipsius, on the Antonine column; as well as colored riband, to which is by the eagle having only one head on the seal of suspended the annexed the golden bull of Charles IV. F. Menestrier cross.


Eagle, WHITE, a Polish order of knighthood, Dissembled Hate or vanquished Love, instituted in 1325 by Vladislaus V. on marrying

Its more than common transport could not hide, his son Casimir with a daughter of the great

But like an eagre rides in triumph o'er the tide. duke of Lithuania. The badge of this order,

Dryden. worn by the knights, is a gold cross of eight

EALD'ERMAN, n. s. Sax. ealderman, a points, enamelled gules, bordered argent, can

Saxon magistrate; an ALDERMAN, which see. toned with fames of fire; charged in the middle

EALLANGHEIRRIG, a small island in with a white eagle, bearing on his breast a cross Argyleshire, situated at the mouth of Loch Ridof the same, environed with the arms and tro- den, in the parish of Inverchaolain, memorable phies of the electorate of Saxony; and on the in the annals of the seventeenth century. In other side is a cypher of the king's name, with 1685, when the duke of Monmouth attempted an this motto, Pro Fide, Rege, LEGE. The whole invasion of the country, the unfortunate Archisurmounted with a small crown of diamonds. bald, earl of Argyle, having collected an army of The collar is composed of golden eagles, crowned 3000 men, retired to this island, which he fortiand chained. On all days, besides state days, fied very strongly, and here deposited his spare the knights wear the cross at the extremity of a

arms and ammunition. Soon after, upon the broad blue riband scarf-wise. They have it also appearance of some ships of war, the garrison embroidered on the left side of their cloaks and surrendered, and the whole ammunition falling coats.

into the hands of the royal party, put an end to Eagle, Red, a very ancient order in Ba- any further hostile operations on the part of that reith, of which the mar

unfortunate nobleman, who with his party, found grave is sovereign. It is

means to escape, but was soon afterwards taken, established both for mi

tried for high treason, and beheaded. litary and civil persons,

EAME, n. s. Sax. eam; Dut. com, uncle : but is generally conferred

a word still used in the wilder parts of Staffordon officers who have ob

shire. tained the rank of lieute

Daughter, says she, ily, fly; behold thy dame

Foreshows the treason of thy wretched eame! nants-general. The badge

Fairfas. is a medal of gold, of a

EAR, n. s.

Sax, eare; Goth. quadrangular form, ena

EAR-BORED, adj. eyr and auso; Dan. melled white, upon which


ere or oore; Swed. is an eagle displayed red.

EAR-DRUM, N. s. are; Teut. ahr, ohr ; It is worn scarf-wise,

EAR-KISSING, udj. Fr. oreille ; Ital.orecpendent to a broad red


chio; Lat. auris. Juwatered riband, edged with

EAR-MARK, n. s. & v.a. nius derives the Go. yellow.

EAR-PIERCING, adj. thic verb haus-jan, to EAGLE, SPREAD, signifies an eagle with two

EAR-RING, n. s. hear, from the above heads, as the example. But it


(auso) noun, and both :is more heraldic to say, an eagle


from the Greek oυς. . with two heads displayed. Ac


The organ of hear. cording to Porney, the reason


ing; and sometimes why the emperor of Germany

the prominent part of that organ only; also bears an eagle with two necks,

the handle or prominent part of a vessel. is this: on the union of the

Attention to a suit or person; the power kingdom of Romania, now a

of ascertaining sounds or harmony : also province of Turkey in Europe, its arms, which were an eagle displayed sable, the seed. To be, to fall, or go together by the

the spike of corn, or that part which contains being the same as those of the emperor, were united into one body, leaving it two necks as they cars, is to quarrel or scuffle, in which those or

gans sometimes obtain rough treatment. To set are now.

by the ears is to excite to strife or quarrelling. Eagle Island, an island on the South Paci. To be up to the ears is to be deeply immersed. fic Ocean, on the coast of New Holland, visited Ear-bored is, marked in the ear; sometimes to by captain Cook in his first voyage, is principally be so marked was a token, as among the Jews inhabited by a monstrous kind of bird, the nest and Romans, of servitude. Ear-deafening is of one of which measured no less than twenty-six stunning. To ear-mark, to mark (cattle, genefeet in circumference and two feet eight inches

rally) on the ear. Ear-shot is the reach or in height. In the Philosophical Transactions, vol. XX. there is an account of one of these nests still sounds: ear-wig, a species of forficula, im

compass of the ear, with regard to hearing larger; but the bird to which it belonged was not agined to creep into the ear. Ear-witness, one seen. That which our navigators saw was built who has heard what he attests. Earless, withof sticks, and lay upon the ground.


And he bigan to seye to hem, for in this day chis EA GRE, n. s. Æger, in Runic, is the ocean; scripture is fulfilled in youre eeris. Wicif. Luke ivi eggia, in Islandic, is to agitate ; to incite. A tide swelling above another tide, observable in dai, and hise disciplis hungriden and bigunnen to

In that tyme Jhesus weute bi cornes in the Sabot the river Severn. But Dryden himself says he plucke the eeris of corn, and to ete.

Id. Matt, xii. observed the eagre in the Trent, and this term, we

His ears are open unto their cry. Psalm xxxiv. 15. well know, expresses, as a provincialism, in other

His master shall bore his ear through with an awl parts of England, the first coming in of the lide.


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