The Encyclopaedic Dictionary; A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meanin

The Encyclopaedic Dictionary; A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meanin

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...Parliamentary party, from their wearing their hair cut short, while the Cavaliers allowed their hair to fall on to their shoulders. "The Roundhead he regarded both with political and with personal aversion."--Macaulay: Hist. Eng., ch. iL B. As adj.: Pertaining or lielonging to the Parliamentary party in the Civil War. "Animated by the Roundhead spirit."--Macaulay: BisL Eng., ch. v. round head ed, a. Eng. round, a., and headed. 1. Having a round head or top: as, arounrfheaded arcb. 2. Pertaining or belonging to the Roundheads or Parliamentarians. "The roundheaded rebels of Westminster Hall." Scott; Rokeby, V. 20. 3. Obstinate, strong, perverse. Marry who thou woot, to make n shrew to shroud e from the storms r _ways all the world, may 1' Match at Midnight, ill. L round house, s. Eng. round, a., and house. L Ord. I/xng.: A watch-house, a stationhouse, a lock-up. " I was throe times In the roundhouse,"--Foote: The Minor, L L IL Technically: 1. Nautical: (1) A small deck above the level of the quarter-deck or spar-deck, as the case may be, at the after end of the vessel; a poop. Sometimes termed the coach. (2) An erection abaft the mainmast for the accommodation of the officers or crew of a vessel. 2. Rail.: A circular house with stalls for locomotives around a turn-table. round ing, pr. par., cu, & s. round OX f. A. As pr. par.: (See the verb). 'B. As adj.; Round, roundish; nearly round. "A flexile sallow, entruch'd, Rounding, capacious of the Juicy hord." Philips: Cider, li. C. As substantive: L Ord. Lang.: The act of making round. II. Technically: 1. Bookbind.: The process of giving a convex shape to the back of a book, hollowing the fore edge at the same time. 2. NauL: A service (q.v.)....show more

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  • Paperback | 602 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236579478