Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English; Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century Which Are No Longer in Use

Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English; Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century Which Are No Longer in Use

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... privyleged to have both mayer and shryve, Where before hys tyme it had but bay lyves onlye. Bale's Kynge Johan, p. 85. Premyour, S. A recompence. Jesus is.... his lovers rewarde and premyour. The Festival, fol. exxiii, verso. Prendid, part. p. Pricked. Prene, S. An iron pan. Somerset. Prenk, "I adj. Pert. Craven. See Pronk, J Prank. Prent, adv. In the first place. Prentis, S. An apprentice. Preparate, adj. (Lat.) Prepared. Prepare, S. Preparation. Shakesp. Prepensed, part. p. Premeditated. Prepositour, S. A monitor in a school. Hormann, 1530. Preposterate, V. To make preposterous. Presande, S. A present. Prescript, adj. Given in writing "By whose prescript order, all was to be done." Prese, (1) s. (A.-N) A crowd. (2) v. To crowd; to press. (3) v. To hasten. Preseance, S. (A.-N.) Priority of place. Presence, . Outward appearance. East. Present, (1) adj. Immediate. (2) s. A white spot on the fingernail. West. Presentarie, adj. Present. Presenterer, s. A prostitute. Presently, . Immediately. Preshes, adj. Precious. MS. dated 1650. Presser, . One who irons linen. Pressing-iron, . An iron for smoothing linen. Preste, (1) adj. (A.-N.) Ready. Prestely, readily. (2). (A.-N.) A loan; money paid in advance. (3) adj. Neat j proper. (4). A sepulchral tumulus. Yorksh. Prestigiate, V. To enchant; to deceive. Pretence, . A design. Pretend, V. (1) (A.-N.) To claim. (2) To intend. (3) To forebode. Pretensed, part. p. Intended. Preterit, part. p. (Lat.) Passed. Pretermit, -. (Lat.) To omit. Preto, S. A loan. Our great landlords bespake him with lofty rents, with fines, and pretocs, and I know not what. Rowlands, Search for Monet/, 1609. Pretory, . (Lat. pratorium.) The high court. Prettily, adv. Very. Fit. Well said, Howdee: for my lady, ship is...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494466
  • 9781236494467